Ricoh Company, Ltd Patent Portfolio Statistics

Ricoh Company, Ltd.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Ricoh Company, Ltd. look like?

Total Applications: 19,670
Granted Patents: 15,714
Grant Index 84.9 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 2,794 (15.1%)
In-Process Applications: 1,107
Average Grant Time: 2.78 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.61

Which Technology Area Ricoh Company, Ltd. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2852 Printing/Measuring and Testing 3,156
2853 Printing/Measuring and Testing 1,588
2625 Selective Visual Display Systems 877
1721 Fuel Cells, Battery, Flammable Gas, Solar Cells, Liquid Crystal Compositions 477
2675 Facsimile; Printer; Color; Halftone; Scanner 437

How many patents are Ricoh Company, Ltd. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 528*
2020 848
2019 921
2018 698

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Ricoh Company, Ltd. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220017359A1
Application number: 17/488,302

Abstract:
A liquid supply device includes a liquid discharge head, a main tank, a first sub-tank, a second sub-tank, a first channel, a degassing device, and a second channel. The liquid discharge head is configured to discharge liquid. The main tank is configured to store liquid to be supplied to the liquid discharge head. The first sub-tank is configured to store gas and liquid and connected to the main tank and the liquid discharge head. The second sub-tank is configured to store gas and liquid and connected to the first sub-tank and the liquid discharge head. The first channel connects between the main tank and the first sub-tank. The degassing device is configured to degas liquid in the first channel. The second Channel connects between the second sub-tank and the first channel.

Publication date: 2022-01-20
Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Inventors: Azami Hiroshi


Publication number: US20220006775A1
Application number: 17/481,687

Abstract:
An information processing apparatus connected with one or more apparatuses through a network, comprises: a first acquiring unit configured to acquire first address information for indicating one of addresses in the network among addresses of the apparatuses and first apparatus specific information for identifying the apparatuses; a second acquiring unit configured to acquire second apparatus specific information for identifying an apparatus indicated by the first address information acquired by the first acquiring unit; a determining unit configured to determine whether the first apparatus specific information acquired by the first acquiring unit is the same as the second apparatus specific information acquired by the second acquiring unit or not; and a process requesting unit configured to request the apparatus indicated by the first address information to perform a certain process upon the determining unit determining the first apparatus specific information to be the same as the second apparatus specific information.

Publication date: 2022-01-06
Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Inventors: Hashimoto Yuuta


Publication number: US20220002704A1
Application number: 17/479,037

Abstract:
This invention is to develop a production method for a cell culture carrier comprising a hydrogel having high shape retainability, and cell culture carrier production device, and to provide a structure composed of a cell culture carrier produced using the same.The production method comprises a retention step of retaining on a support material a first solution containing a multiple branching polymer comprising polyethylene glycol as the backbone, and having at least one functional group which is one of a nucleophilic functional group and an electrophilic functional group at a side chain(s) and/or a terminal(s), and a gel formation step of forming one or more dot-shaped hydrogels in which a second solution containing a multiple branching polymer comprising polyethylene glycol as the backbone, and having at least one functional group which is the other one of a nucleophilic functional group and an electrophilic functional group at a side chain and/or a terminal, is discharged by a droplet discharge device to land in contact with the first solution retained on the support material.

Publication date: 2022-01-06
Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Inventors: Hidekazu Yaginuma


How are Ricoh Company, Ltd.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/488,302 Liquid Supply Device, Liquid Discharge Device, And Liquid Discharge Apparatus OPAP Central, Docket
17/481,687 Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing Method And Recording Medium Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/479,037 Cell Culture Carrier, And Method And Device For Producing Same Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/474,060 Nozzle Receiver For Use With A Toner Container Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/473,149 Resin Powder For Solid Freeform Fabrication And Device For Solid Freeform Fabrication Object Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket