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20090162078 - Image forming device: In a case where a qualified cartridge is not mounted, a toner supply controller stops driving of a toner supply motor. A controller calculates the toner density in a toner tank in accordance with a detection signal of a TC sensor to determine whether the toner density is within an... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090162079 - Ink tank position detection method: A recording apparatus including a movable carriage, wherein a plurality of mounting positions are arranged in a moving direction of the carriage, a light receiving portion capable of receiving light emitted by a light emitting portion of a plurality of liquid containers, a determining means for determining whether a correct... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090162080 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit that is configured to fix a developing material on a sheet; a plurality of a pair of rollers that discharge the sheet conveyed from the fixing unit; and a sheet detection unit that detects the sheet... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090162081 - Electrophotographic apparatus having belt fuser and corresponding methods: Disclosed are an electrophotographic apparatus for forming images on sheets, and corresponding methods. The electrophotographic apparatus includes an endless fuser belt for fusing toner particles to the sheets to form the images, a sensor for detecting a defect position of at least one defect in the endless fuser belt, and... Agent: Prass LLP
20090162082 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a first sheet stack portion, a sheet output section, and a post processing unit. The image forming unit forms an image on a sheet. The first sheet stack portion is provided at an upper face of the image forming unit. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090162083 - Dynamic esv (sensor) positioner for multi-color configuration: A method and system for providing dynamic sensor positioning in a color image forming device. Movably mounted sensors are provided in color printers and color reproduction to a plurality of color control patches, resulting in reduced production and mounted ESV that can be positioned substantially adjacent to a plurality of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20090162084 - Image forming apparatus and control method for the same: An image forming apparatus that is capable of generating highly accurate read timing of a patch image, thereby achieving highly accurate density adjustment and improving color stability. A patch image for color adjustment is read in read timing generated when a trigger bar is detected. The patch image and the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090162085 - Device for measuring electrostatic charge amount of toner and method for measuring distribution of electrostatic charge amount of toner: A device for measuring electrostatic charge amount of toner is provided. The device comprises a hollow toner suction port for sucking the toner from a toner substrate and a means for measuring electrostatic charge amount of the sucked toner. The toner suction port forms a hermetically sealed space with the... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090162086 - Image forming apparatus: There is provided an image forming apparatus, including: a image bearing member; a charging member; a developing device; a transfer member that forms a transfer portion, thereby transferring a toner image on the image bearing member, to a transfer material; a first toner charging member disposed on the lower stream... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090162087 - Image forming apparatus, image forming structural body, method of mounting image forming structural body and method of pulling out image forming structural body: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus comprising: a conveyer that conveys a developer image or a transfer medium to which the developer image is transferred; an image carrier that carries the developer image transferred to the conveyer or the transfer medium which the conveyer conveys; a latent image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090162088 - Image forming apparatus and fuser unit cleaning method: An image forming apparatus includes a fuser unit that includes a first roller and a second roller opposite to each other, a first conveyance unit, a second conveyance unit, a drive unit, and a control unit to control the drive unit to rotate one or both of the first roller... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090162089 - Image forming apparatus and method of calculating an amount of toner transfer by converting regular reflection output into a normalized value: An amount of toner transfer on a reference pattern is calculated by using an optical detecting unit that detects both regular reflection light and diffuse reflection light from a detection target simultaneously, based on a relative ratio between a value obtained by subtracting a result of multiplying a “diffuse reflection... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090162090 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes a receiving means for receiving a printing job including a plurality pages, a printing means for performing printing processing on a plurality of papers based on the received printing job, a paper discharge means for discharging the plurality of papers which has been subjected to the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090162091 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive member on which an electrostatic latent image is to be formed; a first body which rotatably supports the photosensitive member; an exposing unit which exposes the photosensitive member; a second body which supports the exposing unit movably... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090162092 - Charging member cleaning unit, method of producing charging member cleaning unit, charging device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A charging member cleaning unit, that contacts a charging member that charges the surface of an image holding member provided in an image forming apparatus, and is used for cleaning the surface of that charging member, has an elastic layer, and has an amine content within the elastic layer of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090162093 - Process and apparatus for installing original drive gear on a laser printer toner cartridge drum: In the field of laser printer toner cartridges, systems and methods for removing a drive gear from an original, spent photosensitive drum or member, preparing and re-installing the drive gear on a new drum surface roughening, cleaning, contact straightening and priming of the original gear; cleaning and laser etching the... Agent: Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP
20090162094 - Thick electrophotographic imaging member undercoat layers: Binders containing metal oxide nanoparticles and a co-resin of acrylic polyol resin and blocked polyisocyanate resin, and electrophotographic imaging member undercoat layer containing the binders.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20090162095 - Process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A process cartridge is detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus. The cartridge includes an electrophotographic photosensitive drum, a developing roller, a drum unit containing the drum, a developing unit containing the roller and being movable so the roller contacts and is spaced from the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090162096 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus includes: a casing defining a first direction, a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and a third direction perpendicular to both the first and second directions; and first and second developer storage members, each having an developer supply port. The first and second developer storage... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090162097 - Coating liquid for undercoating layer formation, and electrophotographic photoreceptor having undercoating layer formed by coating of said coating liquid: A coating fluid for forming un undercoat layer of an electrophotographic photoreceptor containing titanium oxide particles and a binder resin, characterized in that titanium oxide agglomerated secondary particles in the coating fluid have a volume average particle size of at most 0.1 μm and a cumulative 90% particle size of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090162098 - Image forming apparatus: A steering mechanism moves an intermediary transfer belt in its width direction by moving an inclination angle of two steering rollers with respect to a rotational direction of the intermediary transfer belt. The two steering rollers changes the inclination angle while maintaining a rectangle defined by the steering rollers and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090162099 - Image forming apparatus including charge removal member: An image forming apparatus may be provided with a belt configured to move in the predetermined direction and face a photoreceptor, a charge removal member, and a conductive member. The charge removal member may be configured to remove charge of the belt. The conductive member may be located at the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090162100 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member and a charging device configured to charge the image bearing member. The charging device includes a magnetic particle carrier and a magnetic particle regulating member configured to regulate magnetic particles carried by the magnetic particle carrier. The charging device causes the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090162101 - Toner agitating unit, toner hopper, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A toner agitating unit is located in a toner hopper that houses toner used for developing a latent image. The toner agitating unit includes a rotary shaft and an agitating member. The agitating member is a flat plate made of resin. The agitating member has a plurality of slits extending... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090162102 - Carrier replenishment and image mottle reduction system: A replenishment and image mottle reduction system for adding carrier particles to a developer housing in a two-component developer toner imaging machine. The replenishment system includes (i) a carrier-only hopper for receiving and containing a first quantity of carrier particles; (ii) metering valves connected to a discharge end of the... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation
20090162104 - Replenishment carrier injection system: A replenishment carrier injection system is provided for adding carrier particles to a developer housing in a two-component developer toner imaging machine. The replenishment system includes (i) a carrier-only hopper for receiving and containing a first quantity of carrier particles; (ii) metering valves connected to a discharge end of the... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation
20090162103 - Toner image reproduction machine including a ball valve device having a pressure release assembly: A ball valve device for filling pressurized hoppers includes (a) a valve housing having a wall defining a chamber, a first port and a second port; (b) a valve ball rotatable within the chamber and including a through-bore for material flow from a refill container through the second port into... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation
20090162105 - Teeter-totter valve for carrier replenishment system: A teeter-totter valve device for metering magnetic particles from a hopper includes (i) a tube connected to the hopper for flow of magnetic particles out of the hopper; (ii) a teeter-totter member having a first arm including a first distal end, and a second adjustable arm including a second distal... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation
20090162106 - Image forming device: An image forming apparatus includes a developer containing casing, a developer transport body, transport electrodes, and a developer vibrating section. The developer containing casing is a box-like member in which a developer is contained. The developer transport body has a developer transport surface, and is disposed within the developer containing... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090162107 - Toner cartridge and image forming apparatus: A toner cartridge has a toner storage chamber, a discharge outlet, a conveying screw, and a blocking wall. The discharge outlet serves to send out toner stored in the toner storage chamber, and the conveying screw serves to convey the toner stored in the toner storage chamber. Further, before the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090162108 - Image forming apparatus: A developing unit includes a developing hopper for storing a dual-component developer. In the developing hopper, an opening portion is formed at the position opposing the outer peripheral surface of a photoreceptor drum. A developing roller for supplying the developer to the photoreceptor drum to develop an electrostatic latent image... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090162109 - Conductive rubber roller and transfer roller: A conductive rubber roller and transfer roller whose resistance value is easily controlled and which lowers contamination of a charged member and has excellent electric variability and compressive permanent set is provided at low cost. There is provided a conductive rubber roller for use in an electrophotographic process, wherein a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090162110 - Image forming apparatus: A controlling section controls an image forming section to form a calibration pattern on an object. The calibration pattern includes a plurality of marks in first and second groups. The marks in the second group are formed at a different position in the second direction from the marks in the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090162111 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a controlling section, a detecting section, and a correcting section. The image forming section forms an image on an object. The controlling section controls the image forming section to form a calibration pattern on the object. The calibration pattern includes a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090162112 - Image forming apparatus: A controlling section controls an image forming section to form a calibration pattern on an object. The calibration pattern includes a plurality of first patterns and a plurality of second patterns. Each of the first patterns includes at least one pair of marks. Each of the at least one pair... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090162113 - Architecture for a multi toner printing system: A xerographic printing system and method of printing that includes two photoreceptor drums, each configured to enable printing with a different type of toner, a first pathway that connects the two photoreceptor drums, a second pathway that bypasses either of the photoreceptor drums, and an intermediate transfer belt, configured for... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20090162114 - Contacting and separating mechanism and image forming apparatus: A contacting and separating mechanism which causes a first member to contact a second member and separates the first member contacting the second member from the second member is disclosed. The contacting and separating mechanism includes a pressure applying member which is rotated together with the first member by using... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090162115 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a heat member, a belt member, a belt support member, a first rotation member, a second rotation member, and a separation contact mechanism. The belt member is heated by the heat member. The belt support member operably supports the belt member. The first rotation member tightly... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090162116 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus, including: a belt for heating a toner image formed on a sheet in a heating nip portion; a rotary member for forming the heating nip portion in cooperation with the belt and rotating the belt in conjunction with a rotation of the rotary member; a changing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090162117 - Laser exposure device, cleaning tool, and image forming apparatus: Emission windows are prevented from being contaminated and are cleaned easily. The emission windows for emitting light beams are disposed on a housing of a laser exposure device having optical elements arranged inside for exposing a photoreceptor, and the upper surface of the housing is provided with a slidable shutter... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090162118 - Driving apparatus and image forming apparatus: A driving apparatus includes a driving unit, a driven unit driven by the driving unit, a driving control unit configured to control the driving unit by performing feed-forward control based on feed-forward target data determined in advance to reduce a speed change of the driven unit. The speed change of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090162119 - Method for image to paper (iop) registration: image one to image two error compensation: A method to reduce the misalignment between the image one and image two printed on the same or opposing side of the same sheet. The final error (skew, process and cross-Process) between the actual sheet orientation and the desired orientation during the transfer of an image while printing image one... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation
20090162120 - Printer and printing method using receiver medium having adjustable properties: Printing apparatii and methods are provided. In one aspect the printing method is provided for recording an image on a receiver medium having an image receiving layer and a support layer and with a stiffening and/or expansion layer therebetween comprising: a medium transport system for conveying a receiver medium to... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20090162121 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus adjusts a size of the loop of the sheet between the fixing unit and the transfer unit, according to a signal from a loop detection unit provided in a sheet conveyance path between a transfer unit and a fixing unit and configured to detect a loop... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090162122 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus capable of performing a double-side printing process is described. The transportation efficiency and the productivity can be improved by narrowing the distance between adjacent print sheets for use in absorbing the disparity in the transportation of print sheets. The image forming apparatus includes a switchback route... Agent: The Nath Law Group06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090154942 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprises a developer carrier (101) for developing an electrostatic latent image by supplying an image carrier with developer inside a developer container (100); an electrode member (104) opposing the developer carrier (101) via a space accommodating the developer; an inverter (301); a transformer (302) for transforming... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090154943 - On demand fuser and related method: A variable shaped heated fusing member for fusing toner to sheets of receiver media with one or more support members in contact with said heated fusing member such that the contact member is capable of changing said fuser member shape as determined by a suitable manual input or electronic analysis... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090154945 - Image forming apparatus: In an embodiment of the present invention, an image forming apparatus includes a transfer belt that primarily transfers a toner image formed on a photosensitive drum; a secondary transfer unit including a transfer mechanism portion that secondarily transfers the primarily transferred toner image to a paper; an optical sensor that... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090154944 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: This invention provides an image forming apparatus capable of more reliably detecting patches formed on a recording medium while suppressing an increase in the consumption of printing media and toners. In an image forming apparatus which detects the density or color of each patch of a patch array fixed on... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090154946 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, an exposure device performs exposure on a non-image area of image pattern, performs an exposure on the image area in an exposure amount lower than the non-image area or does not perform exposure, and an exposure amount control device controls, with respect to pixels having... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090154947 - Image forming apparatus including controller driving image carriers: An image forming apparatus of the present invention includes image carriers arranged side by side in a preselected direction, developing means each for forming a toner image on one of the image carriers, a drive mechanism for driving in the preselected direction a member to which toner images are to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090154948 - Enhanced fuser offset latitude method: Electrophotographic printing of one or more layers of toner using a method of enhancing fuser offset latitude to enable the printing of a wide range of toner mass laydown using electrophotography. This method encompasses the steps of forming multicolor toner images, determining the amount of clear overcoat mass laydown as... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090154949 - Printer with modular cartridge: PRINTER (1) WITH MODULAR CARTRIDGE made up of a printing module (2) and a modular (3) cartridge, in independent cabinets but in the same printer, being that said modular cartridge can be fiscal or a non-fiscal cartridge. Said printing module (3) comprises at least a printing mechanism (4), a paper... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090154951 - Developer roll lip seal: A toner seal comprises a j-shaped seal having an upper seat portion and a leg portion, the leg having a front face extending between first and second edges of said leg portion, a lip seal extending along at least one of the first and second edges of the leg, and,... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090154952 - Developing apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing apparatus comprises: a housing having an opening that opens towards an image carrier on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, and a developer storing unit in which a developer is stored; a developer carrier that carries the developer stored in the developer storing unit and transports the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090154950 - Upper seal for inhibiting doctor blade toner leakage: A seal assembly for inhibiting toner leakage comprises a j-seal received by a developer housing in a toner cartridge. The j-seal has an upper seat portion engagably sealing with a doctor blade seal and a leg for slidably sealing of a developer roll. The upper seat portion has an upper... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090154953 - Systems and methods for remanufacturing imaging components: Systems and methods of remanufacturing an imaging cartridge including the replacement a rotatable member, such as an organic photo conductor (OPC) drum or toner adder roller, for example, in the imaging cartridge without detaching the rotatable member retaining elements, such as end caps, for example, and installing a replacement rotatable... Agent: William L. London
20090154954 - Electrophotographic device architecture for media output option usability and interchangeability: An electrophotographic device is provided for transferring a copy of an image from at least one first media sheet to at least one second media sheet. The device has a height, a width, and a depth defining a device external dimension, and also a width and depth defining a horizontal... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090154955 - Imaging unit and image forming apparatus using same: An electrophotographic imaging unit includes a photoconductor housing, a developer housing, and a support. The photoconductor housing is configured to rotatably support a photoconductor drum. The developer housing is configured to accommodate developer and a developer roller. The support is configured to rotatably support the developer roller at opposite ends... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090154956 - Developer supply container and developer supplying system: A developer supply container (1) detachably mountable to a hollow portion of a rotatable photosensitive member (100) provided in a electrophotographic image forming apparatus, the container including a rotatable container body having an inner space for containing a developer; a feeding portion (5) for feeding the developer in the container... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090154957 - Image forming apparatus: A transfer unit has a belt unit having a belt and a cleaning unit for cleaning the belt. The belt unit and the cleaning unit are integratedly provided. The cleaning unit is movable for the belt unit. The transfer unit is detachable for an apparatus main body. A position of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090154958 - Exposure apparatus: An exposure apparatus for curing UV curable adhesive applied to an optical module includes a UV light source, a UV blocking member and a conveyer device. The UV light source emits UV light. The UV blocking member forming a UV light-tight region with the UV light source received therein. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090154959 - Image scanning unit and image forming apparatus including the image scanning unit: A pair of carriage rails are provided in parallel to each other in a casing. A carriage moves along the carriage rails. Both ends in a longitudinal direction of each of the carriage rails are fixed to the casing. A cross member functioning as a lens base is suspended between... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090154960 - Organic photoreceptor and image forming apparatus: An objective is to provide an organic photoreceptor exhibiting high sensitivity, suitable for exposure to a semiconductor laser having an emission wavelength of 350-500 nm or a light emitting diode, with which generation of memory images as well as image defects caused by very small charge leakage is inhibited, and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090154961 - Develop unit, process cartridge, and image formation apparatus: A develop unit is configured to include a developer roller having a developer sleeve and a magnetic roller with a magnetic pole, a supply path formed in parallel with an axial direction of the developer roller, a supply screw supplying the developer to the developer roller, and a first bulkhead... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090154962 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device visualizing an electrostatic latent image previously formed on the surface of an image carrier as toner image, comprising: a developing roller placed at a position facing the image carrier, carrying a toner on the surface thereof, conveying the toner and flying the conveyed toner onto the surface... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090154963 - Hybrid developing carrier, hybrid developing device and image-forming apparatus: A hybrid developing carrier, comprising a resin layer formed on an outermost surface, wherein the surface of said resin layer is provided with sites formed of an inorganic compound having basic points or acidic points and sites where the resin forming the resin layer is exposed, a hybrid developing device... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090154964 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image forming apparatus controls the conveyance speed of a transfer material at the time a leading edge of the transfer material enters a transfer nip, to be slower than the moving speed of an image bearing member. Furthermore, the image forming apparatus controls the conveyance speed of the transfer... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090154965 - Continuous intermediate image carrier for an electrophotographic printer or copier: A continuous intermediate image carrier for an electrophotographic printer or copier has an electrical conductivity in a thickness direction between two opposite measurement points which is smaller than between two laterally-offset measurement points on opposite sides of the intermediate image carrier.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090154966 - Edge wear reducing pressure roller and an elelctostatographic reproduction machine having same: An edge wear reducing pressure roller is provided and comprises (a) a roll member having a cylindrical elastomeric outer layer including a longitudinal axis and a length having a first position for supporting a first edge of a copy sheet and a second position for supporting a second edge of... Agent: Prass LLP
20090154967 - Fuser device and image forming device: A fuser device includes a fusing member including an elastic layer on a surface side thereof and a cylindrical curved surface portion having a predetermined diameter, a heating member including a cylindrical curved surface portion having a predetermined diameter, the heating member having contact with the fusing member and heating... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090154969 - Pressure-controlled steam oven for asymptotic temperature control of continuous feed media: A non-atmospheric pressure vapor oven system that utilizes a controllable pressure zone to facilitate fast phase change heat transfer at any desired temperature to heat or cool flat substrates, and to level temperatures across different locations of the substrates. The system enables the use of a heat transfer fluid, such... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20090154968 - Ultra-heated/slightly heated steam zones for optimal control of water content in steam fuser: A dual-zone steam fuser for a xerographic system includes a ultra-heated first zone maintained at 200-500° C. that quickly heats a paper substrate to an optimal toner fusing temperature (e.g., 120-150° C.), and a second, relatively cool second zone for maintaining the substrate at the optimal temperature during completion of... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20090154970 - Image forming apparatus and image erasing apparatus: An image forming apparatus picks up each one of sheets stacked in a tray, allows a detecting sensor to detect whether a mark indicating a reusable sheet is assigned to the picked-up sheet, and cumulates the sheet in which the mark is not detected by the detecting sensor in a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090154971 - Image forming method: A method of forming an image using a toner having an average circularity of 0.95 to 0.998 to perform developing, transferring, fixing and cleaning for removing the toner remaining on the photosensitive member after the transferring by a cleaning blade 6 abutting on the photosensitive member, wherein an abutting portion... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090154972 - Collected developer conveying device and image forming apparatus: A collected developer conveying device includes: a conveying passage through which collected developer is conveyed; a conveying member that is disposed in the conveying passage, and conveys the developer in the conveying passage by rotation thereof; a developer carrying body that holds developer on a surface thereof, and that is... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090154973 - Waste-toner collecting device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A waste-toner collecting device includes a cleaning unit that collects waste toner remaining on an image carrier; a conveying belt that conveys the waste toner collected by the cleaning unit in a first direction; and a conveying screw that conveys the waste toner conveyed by the conveying belt in a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090154974 - Original cover closer with quickly adjustable energy absorption capability: An original cover closer of which the energy absorption capability can be freely adjusted by a damper is described. The adjustment of the energy absorption capability can be easily and quickly made by the user or serviceman without a need for disassembling. The original cover closer comprises: an attachment member... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090154975 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a moving roller capable of axial movement; a medium end position detecting section for detection in the main scanning direction; and a control section for calculating the amount of misalignment of the medium from the detected end position; wherein the control section obtains the correction... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090154976 - Method and apparatus for enhanced sheet hold down on an imaging transport: A method of enhancing cut sheet edge hold-down on an imaging transport surface, the method including: (a) moving a cut sheet towards the sheet the imaging transport surface; (b) inducing a desired curl on one of the lead edge and trail edge of the cut sheet before the cut sheet... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090148172 - Drawing device, exposure device, and drawing method: The present invention provides a drawing device. A drawing component includes a stage and a drawing head. The drawing head draws on a recording medium supported by the stage. A moving component relatively moves the stage and the drawing head. A position detection component detects a relative position of the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090148173 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a rotation shaft (71);a movable body (72) that is attached to the rotation shaft (71), that is provided with a cleaning member (73), and that moves with rotation of the rotation shaft (71); a motor M for rotating the rotation shaft (71); a control section... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090148174 - Image forming apparatus with fixing unit controlling rotation speed of driving roller: According to an embodiment of the invention, an image forming apparatus comprises a fixing unit including: a pair of rollers rotating with a recording sheet holding a toner image interposed therebetween; a driving motor rotating at least one of the pair of rollers; a heater being built in at least... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090148176 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: In the image forming apparatus according to the invention, a fixer fixes toner on the sheet and presses the sheet, and a media sensor measures a thickness of the sheet before pressurization and a thickness of the sheet after pressurization. Then, by calculating an amount of heat used if the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090148175 - Light scattering property measurement method: Methods (300, 1000) of determining a light scattering property of a medium (152), are disclosed. The medium (152) is illuminated through a test pattern (e.g., 155, 510), the test pattern (155, 510) comprising at least one region containing a first pattern with substantial variation in two orthogonal directions at one... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090148177 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus provided with a cleaning device including a cleaning blade in contact with an image carrier with contact pressure for removing the toner remaining on the image carrier; a toner guide roller which is located upstream of the cleaning blade in the rotating direction of the image... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090148178 - Image forming apparatus, image processing system having the same, and method for performing reservation job of the image forming apparatus: A method for performing a reservation job of an image forming apparatus includes: selecting the kinds of jobs to be reserved as job data; setting a time for starting and a period for performing the job reserved as the job data; and performing the selected job reserved as the job... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090148179 - Image forming apparatus provided with image reading unit: An image forming apparatus has a wide first main body, a narrow second main body below the first main body, and a cover on at least on one side of the second main body. The cover includes first and second walls. The first wall connects a side edge of the... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090148181 - Image forming apparatus and carriage: A side wall surface of a carriage is disclosed with two first projection parts and a second projection part that define the inclination of a reflective optical sensor in its vertical direction. The two first projection parts are arranged at the same height position with a detection surface as a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090148182 - Image holding member, image forming apparatus, and charging member for image forming apparatus: An image bearing member that holds an image according to one aspect of the invention contains noble metal nanoparticles dispersed in at least a surface of a resin layer of the image bearing member.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090148183 - Method and apparatus for shifting image forming apparatus photoreceptor to reduce ghost formation: A method and apparatus for shifting a photoreceptor in a cross-process direction to reduce the formation of a paper edge ghost on the photoreceptor. The shifting can occur continuously or in steps.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20090148185 - Drive control device of a rotation member, method for drive control of a rotation member, and image forming apparatus including the drive control device: A drive control apparatus including a drive motor that transmits a rotation drive force to a rotation member in order to rotate the rotation member, a pulse signal outputting unit that outputs a pulse signal for each predetermined angle of rotation or a position for rotation of the rotation member,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090148184 - Image forming apparatus, driving device and driving frame thereof: An image forming apparatus includes driving device frame having a base plate on which is formed integrally with the base plate one or more supporting shafts for supporting one or more power transmission members that transmit driving power from a driving source to driven bodies of the image forming apparatus.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090148186 - Corona charger, and process cartridge and image forming apparatus using same: A corona charger including a corona discharge electrode and a control electrode is provided. A layer including a zeolite, a conductive agent, and a binder resin is formed on a surface of the control electrode.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090148187 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes color developing units for development with color developing agents, a transparence developing unit for development with a transparent developing agent, a rotary member which holds and rotationally moves the color and transparence developing units toward a development position, a driving device which rotationally drives the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090148188 - Toner supplying apparatus and toner supplying method for image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes plural developing devices arranged at a fixed interval, plural toner cartridges arranged at an interval smaller than the interval among the developing devices, and plural sub-hoppers that receive toners stored in the toner cartridges and feed the toners to plural developing devices. The plural sub-hoppers... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090148189 - Developing device, developing method, and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes: a supply storage section storing liquid developer including toner and carrier liquid; an application roller applying the liquid developer stored in the supply storage section; a developing roller supplied with the liquid developer by the application roller; a developing roller cleaning blade coming in contact with... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090148190 - Hard imaging devices and hard imaging methods: Hard imaging devices and hard imaging methods are described. According to one embodiment, a hard imaging device includes a photoconductor, a developer member configured to move to provide a marking agent upon the photoconductor to develop a latent image upon the photoconductor, and a squeegee member configured to form a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090148191 - Color toner, developer, developing device, and image forming apparatus: A color toner, a developer, a developing device for performing development by using the developer and an image forming apparatus having the developing device are provided. A developer, which contains a color toner formed by adding zinc oxide particles externally to the surfaces of toner base particles containing binder resin... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090148192 - Developing device: In an embodiment, a reducing plate that dams up a part of a developer scraped up by a blade is provided. The reducing plate suppresses swell of the developer held up by a discharge mixer from fluctuating according to the rotation of the blade. Fluctuation in an excess developer discharged... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090148193 - Developing device: In an embodiment, a contact pivoting plate, which comes into contact with a developer swelled by a discharge mixer, is provided in a case. The contact pivoting plate is pivoted according to a detection result of a temperature and humidity sensor to change the magnitude of resistance by the contact... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090148194 - Toner cartridge: The present disclosure relates to a toner cartridge with a toner level detector mechanism. The toner level detector mechanism according to the present disclosure includes a construction that is easy to assemble and manufacture.... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090148195 - Developing roller, developing apparatus, and image forming apparatus: A developing roller includes a cylindrical sleeve that holds developer on a peripheral surface thereof, and a magnet roller being provided in the sleeve and having a plurality of magnetic poles. The sleeve includes a plurality of micro-recesses formed on the peripheral surface thereof, and the plurality of micro-recesses are... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090148196 - Magnet knife assembly for a toner developing device: A magnet knife assembly for a toner developing device including a ferromagnetic strip held between like poles (N) of two permanent magnets such that a knife edge portion of the strip projects outwardly beyond the two magnets and is subject to a magnet force that tends to urge the strip... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090148197 - Developer apparatus, an image forming apparatus and an image forming method: A developer apparatus, includes: a toner carrier roller that is shaped approximately like a cylinder, rotates while carrying a toner layer of charged toner on a surface thereof, and is provided, on the surface thereof, with plural convex section rows, each of which has plural convex sections arranged in a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090148198 - Image forming apparatus: The bias correction is carried out before the color registration correction is carried out so as to stabilize the running state of the intermediate transfer belt, thereafter the bias correction ceases and the color registration correction is carried out.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090148201 - Belt member, transfer unit incorporating same, image forming apparatus incorporating same, and method of evaluating same: A multi-layer endless belt member with a high-resistance surface layer for use in an image forming apparatus. A volume resistivity thereof ranges from approximately 8.0 to approximately 11.0 in log[Ω·cm]. An amount of resistivity change of a first surface thereof is greater than an amount of resistivity change of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090148200 - Belt transfer device for image forming apparatus: In a belt transfer device according to an embodiment, rotation of a rear side detection roller or a front side detection roller, which contacts with a rib of a transfer belt and is rotated, is converted into linear driving by using a worm gear. The movement of a linear movement... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090148199 - Image forming apparatus and image transferring method therefor: An image forming apparatus and an image transferring method therefor are provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of photosensitive units, an intermediate transfer member, and a sheet-conveying unit. Each of the photosensitive units bears a first toner image. The intermediate transfer member is in contact with the photosensitive units, onto... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090148202 - Image forming apparatus: In a black monochromatic mode, an intermediary transfer belt is separated from an upstream photosensitive drum in a state in which a downstream photosensitive drum contacts the intermediary transfer belt. At this time, a stretching roller is moved upwardly in interrelation with a contact-separation mechanism to increase an angle of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090148203 - Fusing device and image forming apparatus using the same: To provide a fusing unit including a fusing roller for fixing an unfixed toner image to a sheet and a fusing roller cleaning unit including a web sheet delivering roller for supplying a web sheet and a winding roller for taking up the web sheet for cleaning the fusing roller,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090148204 - Fixing device and image-forming apparatus comprising the same: A fixing device and image-forming apparatus, which provide required glossiness and paper adaptability, and, in addition, feature good operability and excellent durability while achieving optimal pressure-applying force for a variety of requirements, having: a pressure-applying lever; a pressure-releasing lever; a locking member, the one end of which is rotationally attached... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090148205 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a heat applying system having an exciting coil that creates a magnetic flux for generating induction heat in a heat generation layer provided in a fixing roller. Plural demagnetizing coils are stacked in plural layers partially overlying the exciting coil to cancel the magnetic flux at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090148207 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a flexible fixing member that heats a toner image to fuse, a contact member fixedly disposed internal to the fixing member and comes into contact with a pressure member via the fixing member to form a nip part, a plurality of heating devices that heats the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090148206 - Fixing device using induction heating and image forming apparatus using the fixing device: In a fixing device for fixing a toner image on a recording medium, a fixing roller and a heating roller support a fixing belt. A pressing roller presses against the fixing roller via the fixing belt to form a fixing nip between the fixing belt and the pressing roller. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090148208 - Integrated doctor blade holders: A doctor blade holder is disclosed that includes first and second members as well as position adjustment means. The first member includes a plurality of first member mounting structures that are integrally formed with the first member and are mutually spaced apart from one another along an elongated direction that... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20090148209 - Double-sided recording apparatus: A double-sided image forming apparatus includes a line-recording front-side image forming apparatus and a line-recording rear-side image forming apparatus which are arranged in a transportation direction of a recording medium, in which each of the front-side image forming apparatus and the rear-side image forming apparatus includes a drum, a roller... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090148210 - Image forming apparatus and sheet transport controlling method used therein: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading unit configured to read image information of an original document, an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet according to the image information, a sheet discharge space located between the image reading unit and the image forming unit,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090148211 - Image forming system: An image forming system, including an image forming apparatus, and a first sheet supplying device which is connected to the image forming apparatus, wherein the first sheet supplying device includes a scanner, a plurality of drawer-type sheet supplying trays, and a control section which is configured to prevent a predetermined... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090148212 - Fixing device: An embodiment provides plural rollers that rotate by sliding contact with a sheet of paper on a fixing guide. The sheet of paper supporting a toner image is guided toward a nip position of a fixing roller along the rollers of the fixing guide. At guiding by the fixing guide,... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090148213 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming section on a main feed path for performing image formation on a first recording medium to be subjected to single-side printing and on a second recording medium to be subjected to double-side printing; and an output section for delivering these recording media.... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090148214 - Sheet transport device and image forming apparatus including same: A sheet transport device and an image forming apparatus that includes the sheet transport device. The sheet transport device includes a reverse-transport roller, at least one roller guide, and a shaft. The reverse-transport roller is provided to a diverging point of a sheet reversing portion from which a recording medium... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090148215 - Finisher, bookbinder, and imaging system: Single perforating unit is enabled to perforate for file binders and to cut milling grooves, while with a simple structure file-binder storage and booklet-binding can be carried out reliably. Configurations include: a convey-in path for sequentially transferring sheets; a stacker for collating into bundles sheets from the convey-in path; and... Agent: Judge Patent Associates
20090148216 - Finisher and image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus of the invention, a punching unit bores a first hole and a second hole, which are parted from each other by a predetermined distance, in a sheet conveyed from a main body having an image forming unit which forms an image on the sheet; a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20090142079 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: at least one retaining member configured to temporarily retain remaining developer remaining on a photosensitive member; a belt arranged opposite to a plurality of photosensitive members; a cleaning device collecting developer on the belt; a remaining developer collecting unit configured to cause the remaining developer... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090142078 - Image forming cartridge, image forming apparatus and toner cartridge: An image forming cartridge comprises a developing unit configured to hold toner including a developing section configured to use the toner for developing and a supplying section configured to provide the toner to the developing section and a toner cartridge attachable to the developing unit, wherein the toner cartridge contains... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090142080 - Image forming device: An image forming device includes a rotational body configured such that an image to be transferred onto a sheet is formed in an image forming position thereon, a storage configured to store thereon, in a non-volatile manner, a correction parameter for canceling a deviation of the image forming position caused... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090142081 - High power supply to control an abnormal load: A high power supply to control an abnormal load includes a high voltage power processor to amplify a supplied DC power and to output the amplified DC power, a trans/rectifier to transform the DC power to a high voltage power and to rectify the high voltage power, a load detector... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090142083 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image bearing members, a developing unit, an intermediate transfer belt, a secondary transfer body, and a registration roller. A linear speed difference between the intermediate transfer belt and the secondary transfer body is variably set based on a basis weight of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142082 - Method of estimating a distance: The invention relates to a method of estimating a distance to a surface, whereby an emitter emits light towards a surface, at least some light being reflected by the surface, the surface comprising a detectable feature, the reflected light being received by a first receptor and by a second receptor,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090142084 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member configured to bear an image, an exposure unit configured to draw a scanning line on the image bearing member by exposing the image bearing member according to image data, and at least two detection units configured to detect an amount of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090142085 - Variable volume toner replenisher dispenser for tipp systems: A printing fluid dispenser system for multi-printer engine assembly is disclosed. The system includes a first dispenser that is adjacent to the print engine that is configured to pass printing fluid to an associated printing engine, a second dispenser adjacent to the first dispenser that is configured to store the... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090142086 - Fuser assembly heater setpoint control: A fuser assembly and a method of controlling a temperature in a fuser assembly are provided. The fuser assembly comprises a heat transfer member, a heater to heat the heat transfer member, and a backup member. The heat transfer member and the backup member define a fusing nip. A first... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090142087 - Image forming method and image forming apparatus: An image forming method includes detecting a toner degradation state by detecting an image density on an electrostatic latent image carrier with high sensitivity and low cost. The degraded toner is processed based on the detected information, so that the waste toner can be reduced and a good image can... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142088 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus of the present invention is arranged so that plural sheets of paper are conveyed to a main conveying path and a sub-conveying path at the time of double-side image formation. In performing double-side image formation jobs on plural sets of sheets of paper, a sequence control... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090142089 - Power management system, power management method and computer readable medium storing program, allowing power management of a plurality of image forming apparatuses: When there are a plurality of candidate image forming apparatuses that are to be turned ON, a CPU refers to an MFP wearout degree table and obtains wearout degree of each candidate. Then, the CPU determines whether there is any candidate of which wearout degree is lower than a prescribed... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090142091 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus performs a single-side image formation in a way that, when delay of image formation is needed to secure time for post-process, a stacked sheet discharge control section controls a sheet carrying mechanism so that: a first sheet (for a second imaging job) to be discharged after... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090142090 - Methods of operating a multi-color image forming device in a mono-color mode: The present application is directed to methods of operating a multi-color image forming device in a mono-color mode. The methods may include performing three basic loops during the printing in the mono-color mode. A first loop may include printing mono-color pages up to an initial preset maximum. The preset maximum... Agent: John J. Mcardle, Jr. Lexmark International, Inc.
20090142092 - Image forming apparatus: A color multifunction printer as one example of an image forming apparatus includes a plurality of cartridges each contains a photoconductor; a support frame configured to support the cartridges arranged in tandem, the support frame being allowed to be pulled out horizontally from a casing of the apparatus to a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090142093 - Image forming toner, and developer and process cartridge using the toner: An image forming toner, including a mother particle including a paraffin wax having a melting point of from 60 to 90° C. and a binder resin, wherein the mother particle has an endothermic peak of the paraffin wax of from 2.0 J/g to 5.5 J/g when measured by a DSC... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142094 - Toner, developer, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A toner including a binder resin and a colorant which produces a torque of from 1.4 to 2.0 mNm, when a cone rotor having a vertical angle of 60° and grooves on a surface thereof intrudes into a bulk of the toner at an intrusion speed of 5 mm/min for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142095 - Operations-unit angle adjusting device and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an operations-unit angle adjusting device having an operations unit supported so as to freely move in a vertical direction and an adjusting mechanism that changes the vertical angle of the operations unit. The adjusting mechanism has a shaft part that supports the operations unit so as to freely... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142096 - Lift mechanism for one or more developer members in an image forming device: The present application is directed to devices and methods to position a developer member relative to a photoconductive member in an image forming device. One embodiment includes an elongated lift plate positioned in proximity to a photoconductive member. An elongated opening may be positioned within the lift plate. The opening... Agent: John J. Mcardle, Jr. Lexmark International, Inc.
20090142097 - Toner transfer systems with an adjustable transfer belt for use in an image forming device: The present application is directed to toner transfer systems with an adjustable transfer belt. The transfer belt transfers toner images from a first location to a second location. Two or more support rolls position and drive the transfer belt. A tensioning device is operatively connected to one of the support... Agent: John J. Mcardle, Jr. Lexmark International, Inc
20090142098 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided with an apparatus main body, a cover member openably and closably mounted on the apparatus main body, and an engaging portion. The cover member includes an outer cover and an inner cover which are independently opened and closed, and the inner cover is positioned... Agent: Casella & Hespos
20090142099 - Conductive member, process cartridge using the conductive member, and image forming device using the process cartridge: A conductive member includes, a conductive supporting body, an electric resistance-adjusting layer formed in the conductive supporting body, and a space holding member which is formed on each end of the electric resistance-adjusting layer and has a material different from a material of the electric resistance-adjusting layer, the space holding... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20090142100 - Multiple-channeled layer printing by electrography: Electrographic printing of one or more multi-channeled layers having a particular pattern by electrographic techniques. Such electrographic printing comprises the steps of forming a desired print image, electrographically, on a receiver member utilizing predetermined sized marking particles; and, where desired, forming one or more final multi-channeled layers utilizing marking particles... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090142101 - Image forming apparatus having a lubricant: An image forming apparatus including at least one image bearing member; at least one charging device configured to charge a surface of the at least one image bearing member; and at least one developing device configured to develop an electrostatic latent image on the surface of the at least one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142102 - Image forming apparatus: Each transport electrode has its longitudinal direction intersecting with a sub-scanning direction. Transport electrodes 133a are disposed in parallel with each other and are arrayed along the sub-scanning direction. A transport-electrode electricity supply wiring section is connected to root portions of the transport electrodes. The root portions are one end... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090142103 - Toner cartridges for an image forming device: The present application is directed to toner cartridges for use with image forming devices. The cartridge may include an interior to contain toner that is transferred to the image forming device and used during image formation. The cartridge may include one or more engagement features that interact with the image... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090142104 - Toner container, image forming apparatus, and method for identifying toner container: A toner container installed in an image forming apparatus, the toner container including a toner container main body having a predetermined length and which accommodates toner, a mixer which stirs the toner in the toner container main body, a discharge port through which the toner in the toner container main... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090142105 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a vibration applying member for vibrating a developer containing unit in a state where a conveying member for conveying a developer is stopped in a developer cartridge.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090142106 - Fastening structure, blade structure, develop unit, and image formation apparatus: A fastening structure which fixes a doctor blade to a holder is provided, which includes a cylindrical portion provided on one surface of the holder with which a doctor blade is overlapped, a through hole having an inner diameter larger than an outer diameter of the cylindrical portion and penetrating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142107 - Development device, image forming apparatus and development method: A development device including a development roller to bear a development agent including toner, a development agent supplying roller which is provided adjacent to the development roller to supply the development agent to the development roller, a regulation applicator to regulate the layer thickness of the development agent on the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142108 - Assembly for achieving uniform doctor blade force: A doctor blade assembly for an electrophotographic printer comprises a first bracket having a first width dimension and a first height dimension, a second bracket having a second width dimension and a second height dimension, a doctor blade disposed between the front bracket and the rear bracket, the doctor blade... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090142109 - Development device and image forming apparatus: A development device includes a developer carrier and a developer supply belt. The developer carrier, disposed in contact with an image carrier carrying an electrostatic latent image, carries developer to be charged with a prescribed polarity and develops the electrostatic latent image by application of development voltage. The developer supply... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090142110 - Toner for development of electrostatic image, electrostatic image developer, toner cartridge, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A toner having: a peak temperature before fixation T1a of about 40° C. or more; and a peak temperature after fixation T1b that is lower than T1a by from about 10° C. to about 35° C.: T1a being a peak temperature of an endothermic peak occurring at the lowest temperature... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090142111 - Image-forming device: The image-forming device includes an image-forming unit, a fixing unit, a pair of first guides, and a pair of second guides. The recording sheet defines a width in a direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction. The image-forming unit forms a developing agent image on the recording sheet. The fixing... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090142113 - Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus: A fixing apparatus is described. This fixing apparatus may include a heating member, a pressure member opposed to the heating member, a first holding member holding the pressure member and an urging mechanism position-changeably supporting the pressure member through the first holding member and urging the pressure member toward the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090142112 - Phase change ink imaging component having composite outer layer: An offset printing apparatus for transferring and optionally fixing a phase change ink onto a print medium including a) a phase change ink application component for applying a phase change ink in a phase change ink image to an imaging member; b) an imaging member for accepting, transferring and optionally... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation
20090142114 - Fixing device: A fixing device enabling the temperature of a heating element to be uniformly and stably maintained even if the heating element is eccentrically moved or vibrated. An opposed core (233) is so formed that a small diameter opposed core (2332) is fixedly inserted onto the center part of a core... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090142115 - Cleaning unit, image carrying unit and image forming apparatus using the same: A cleaning unit includes a cleaning member, an ejection member, a delivering member, and a flicker. The cleaning member contacts an object to be cleaned moving in a given direction, and removes waste material from the object to be cleaned. The ejection member, disposed in an area distanced from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090142116 - Image foming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of photosensitive members; at least one retaining member configured to temporarily retain remaining developer remaining on a corresponding photosensitive member; a belt arranged opposite to the plurality of photosensitive members; a cleaning device configured to collect developer on the belt; a remaining developer... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689Previous industry: Optical communications
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