Company Profile: Ricoh

Updated Time: 6 Sep 2018

Ricoh has a total of 41,449 granted patents and 195,675 patent applications distributed into 173,148 patent families. Based on the countries of patent applications, the key markets for Ricoh are Japan, USA and European Patent Office. The main technology areas are electrography; electrophotography; magnetography, pictorial communication and typewriters; selective printing mechanisms.

214,962Total Patents

41,449 Grants

195,675 Applications

Ricoh has a grant to application ratio of 0.212, which is approximately 1 patent granted for every 4.721 patent applications.

Ricoh

Geographic Breakdown

By showing the geographic breakdown of the company‘s patent portfolio, it is possible to determine the territorial markets that the company is focusing on.

TOP 3 Countries

  • Japan
    Japan

    Japan is the top country/region for patent coverage with a total of 173,200 patents.

  • USA
    USA

    USA comes in 2nd with a total of 23,417 patents.

  • European Patent Office
    European Patent Office

    European Patent Office rounds up the top 3 with a total of 5,397 patents.

Key Technologies

Through grouping the company's patents into their various technology areas, it is possible to identify the core competence of the company.

NEC Key Technologies

Valuable Patents

The ranking below shows some of the most valuable and core patents in this company's portfolio.

Rank Patent Title
1 CA2782610A1 INFORMATION STORAGE DEVICE, REMOVABLE DEVICE, DEVELOPER CONTAINER, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
2 TW201426211A Toner container and image forming device
3 US7050384 Data management information obtaining method for obtaining data management information including information concerning part of data areas as information concerning a pseudo area
4 US6918003 Information reproducing apparatus, data management information obtaining method, data management information obtaining program, and storage medium
5 EP1701220B1 TONER AND DEVELOPER, TONER CHARGED CONTAINER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF IMAGE FORMING