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Electrophotography December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/13

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12/26/2013 > 27 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130343770 - Method and apparatus for electronic fuser assembly labeling: An approach is provided for pairing a fuser assembly with a media size and for electronically labeling the fuser assembly for use with the media size. The approach involves causing, at least in part, a fuser assembly having a memory to be tagged with an identifier related to a corresponding... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343771 - Identification of a first and second adjustment value based on a first and second electrical discharge event: A method includes moving a first end portion of a charging member with respect to a photoconductive member to obtain a first electrical discharge event corresponding to conduction of an electrical current from the charging member to the photoconductive member. The method also includes identifying a first adjustment value corresponding... Agent:

20130343772 - Load abnormality detection apparatus performing accurate judgment of cause of abnormality: A load abnormality detection apparatus includes first and second rotational members that contact each other directly or via a recording medium interposed therebetween, a first motor that drives the first rotational member and is controlled by a first drive current and a second motor that drives the second rotational member... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130343773 - Method an apparatus for selectively loading a cleaning web in a fuser unit based on media attributes: An approach is provided for selectively loading a cleaning web useful in printing based on various media attributes of a media that is to be processed by a fuser unit. The approach involves determining one or more media attributes associated with a media to be processed by a fuser unit,... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343775 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprises: an image forming unit configured to form an image quality adjustment pattern image on an image carrier to be driven at a predetermined speed; a detector configured to detect the image quality adjustment pattern image; an image quality adjustment controller configured to control image quality... Agent:

20130343774 - Image processing device, image processing method and print system: Disclosed is an image processing device including: a sample output unit to instruct a print device to successively print test images on a plurality of sheets of the recording paper; a profile preparing unit to prepare a plurality of profiles of the density unevenness in the sub-scanning direction in the... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20130343776 - High-voltage output apparatus and image forming apparatus: The high-voltage output apparatus includes a voltage application part that applies a DC voltage to the charge member; a current detection part that detects a value of a current flowing in the image bearing member when the DC voltage is applied to the charge member; and a control part that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343777 - Toner cartridge for an image forming device having a retainer assembly having positioning features for processing circuitry: A toner cartridge for an imaging forming device having a retainer for holding a circuit board having processing circuitry with a plurality of contacts. A reference datum point in the retainer aligns the circuit board with the retainer while an alignment device aligns the retainer with respect to the supply... Agent:

20130343778 - Cleaning module and printer using the same: A cleaning module and a printer using the same is provided. The printer includes a roller module, a transfer belt, a toner cartridge assembly and the cleaning module. The transfer belt is looped around the roller module. The toner cartridge assembly is disposed beside the transfer belt and suitable for... Agent: Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

20130343779 - System and methods for remanufacturing print cartridges and tracking quality thereof: Disclosed are a system and methods for remanufacturing print cartridges and tracking the quality thereof. The system and methods may provide a workstation that allows an operator to test, evacuate, clean, refill, and verify the success of a remanufactured print cartridge. The system and methods further provide for quality management... Agent:

20130343780 - Process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A process cartridge is detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus. The cartridge includes a drum, first and second guidable portions guidable by first and second guides when the cartridge enters or advances in the main assembly, first and second regulatable portions provided at leading... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343781 - Titanium scorotron grid: A scorotron charging device includes a titanium grid in order to achieve improved resistance to corona byproducts.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343782 - Delivery apparatus: There is described an applicator for use in an image forming apparatus. The applicator includes an applicator comprising an elastomeric matrix and a functional material dispersed therein. The applicator includes an actuator for moving the applicator between a first position having the applicator in contact with a surface, and a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343783 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a positively-charged single layer type electrophotographic photoreceptor, a charging device with a contact charging roller for charging a surface of the photoreceptor and an exposure device for exposing the charged surface of the photoreceptor to light to form an electrostatic latent image thereon. A developing... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20130343784 - Developing unit and image forming apparatus including the same: A developing unit according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a developer container, a stirring member, a magnetic roller, a developing roller, a developer supply port, and a developer discharge portion. The developer discharge portion includes a discharge blade having a spiral blade and conveying an excess developer,... Agent:

20130343785 - Developer accommodating unit, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A developer accommodating unit for accommodating a developer for image formation includes a flexible container provided with an opening 35a for permitting discharge of the developer, a frame for accommodating the flexible container and for accommodating the developer to be discharged from the flexible container, and an urging member 21... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343786 - Developing device and image forming apparatus provided therewith: A developing device of the present disclosure includes a developing roller, a toner feeding roller, a regulating blade, a blade holding member, a toner receiving member, and a casing. The regulating blade regulates a thickness of toner carried on the toner feeding roller. An air flow path is formed inside... Agent:

20130343787 - Developing device and image forming apparatus provided therewith: A developing device of the present disclosure includes a developing roller, a toner feeding roller, a thickness regulating member, and a casing. The toner feeding roller feeds toner to the developing roller. The thickness regulating member is disposed opposite to the toner feeding roller at a predetermined distance from the... Agent:

20130343788 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a toner carrying member for carrying a toner; an image carrying member, contacting the toner on the toner carrying member, on which a toner image is to be formed with the toner; and an electrode portion provided at an opposing position in which the electrode... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343789 - Electrically conductive roller, development apparatus, and image-forming device: Provided is an electrically conductive roller capable of preventing the occurrence of filming for a long time and of providing toners with a desired quantity of electric charge, and a development apparatus and an image-forming device capable of forming high quality images for a long time. The electrically conductive roller... Agent: Shin-etsu Polymer Co., Ltd.

20130343790 - Heater and image heating device having same heater: The present invention is directed to providing a heater in which uniformity of a temperature distribution in a widthwise direction of the heater can be improved while inhibiting a temperature rise of a non-sheet-passing part, and an image heating device equipped with the heater. In a first heat-generation line and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343791 - Heater and image heating device including the same: In order to suppress excessive temperature rise at a non-sheet-passing region while suppressing the deterioration of fixability in case of heating small size sheets, a heater includes a first heat-generation line and a second heat-generation line, which are independently controllable, wherein the first heat-generation line is configured so that a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343792 - Image forming device: A problem that setting (setting the kind of a paper or a printout method) for achieving the print effect (gloss effect or matte effect) at a maximum is very complicated and therefore, a manual setting thereof by a user is very difficult. When image data which a user desires to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343793 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: a rotatable image bearing member; and a brush roller that rotates in a counter direction to a rotational direction of the image bearing member with a bristle portion being in sliding contact with an image bearing surface of the image bearing member. The bristle portion... Agent:

20130343794 - Belt unit and image forming apparatus: A belt unit, including an endless belt, a first roller, a second roller, and a guiding member, is provided. The endless belt includes a belt strip and a guided section protruding from an inner circumferential surface of the belt strip. The guiding member with a groove is arranged on one... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343795 - Image forming apparatus reducing driving noise: An image forming apparatus which includes a main body, an image forming unit to form an image on a printing medium, a plate to open and close a first side of the main body; a pickup unit which includes a driven gear to rotate in forward and backward directions, a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130343796 - Punching processing apparatus, sheet post-processing apparatus, and image forming apparatus: A punching processing apparatus includes: a punching scrap collection member that is disposed at a position where punching scraps produced after punching a sheet drop; a punching scrap housing unit that is disposed in the punching scrap collection member and movable in a horizontal direction; a registration detection unit that... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

  
12/19/2013 > 31 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130336666 - Printing: Printing by determining target color values based on first color outputs, determining current color values based on current color outputs, and calculating color compensation values to compensate for a difference between the target color values and the current color values.... Agent:

20130336667 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit to store sheets fed to an image forming unit, a sheet guide disposed above the storage unit and to form a sheet conveyance path, on which a sheet is conveyed, a detection unit disposed above the sheet guide and including a light... Agent:

20130336668 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes first and second image bearing members configured to bear electrostatic latent images, a rotatable belt configured to receive toner images from the first and second image bearing members, and an executing portion configured to execute an operation in a correction mode for determining timing at... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336669 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit including a first transfer unit forming a first nip with a first photosensitive drum for black; a second image forming unit including a second transfer unit forming a second nip with a second photosensitive drum for a color; and a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336670 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, including: a rotatable image bearing member; a developing unit configured to supply a developer onto the image bearing member; a transfer unit configured to transfer the developer on the image bearing member to a recording medium by a transfer voltage being applied to the transfer unit... Agent:

20130336671 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming portion of an image forming apparatus is configured to form a toner image on a recording medium such that a relationship of M≦ρπL/(30√3) is satisfied, where a volume average particle size of toner is L(μm), density of the toners is ρ (g/cm3), and a maximum toner laid... Agent:

20130336672 - Connector for heater, fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image fixing apparatus includes a heater including a substrate, a first electrode provided on one side of the substrate and a second electrode provided on the other side of the substrate; and a connector, connected with the heater, for receiving electric power, the connector including an electrically insulative housing,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336673 - Method an apparatus for a print job type dependent release agent application: An approach is provided for applying a release agent to a substrate having at least a first surface and a second surface. The approach involves determining a print job type for applying one or more printed images to the substrate to be one of a simplex print job type that... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336674 - Process cartride and electrostatic image forming apparatus: An electrophotographic photosensitive drum includes a cylinder having a photosensitive layer formed thereon, with the cylinder being rotatable about an axis thereof. A drum flange is provided at a longitudinal end of the cylinder, with the drum flange including (i) a gear encircling a peripheral portion of the drum flange,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336675 - Image forming apparatus and cartridge: An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material includes a plurality of cartridges each including a developer accommodating portion for accommodating a developer for developing an electrostatic latent image formed on a photosensitive member. The apparatus also includes a cartridge supporting member including a plurality of... Agent:

20130336676 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: rotators; a drive motor configured to drive the plurality of rotators and including a hall element configured to output a hall signal according to a change of a magnetic field; a counter configured to count the hall signal; an image forming unit forming a color... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336677 - Method for erasing image: According to one embodiment, a method for erasing an image includes erasing an image formed using a toner containing at least a binder resin, an electron donating color developable agent, and an electron accepting color developing agent by heating for 10 seconds or less. A color difference ΔE between a... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336678 - Liquid development apparatus and wet-type image forming apparatus: A liquid development apparatus uses a developer to develop electrostatic latent images included in a plurality of image portion regions formed successively on an image carrier with an inter-image region being interposed. The liquid development apparatus includes a developer carrier and a control unit. Only a single developer carrier is... Agent:

20130336679 - Developer containing unit, process cartridge, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A developer containing unit configured to contain a developer, the developer containing unit including: a flexible container configured to contain the developer and provided with an opening portion through which the developer is discharged; a frame configured to accommodate the flexible container; a pressure member provided in the frame and... Agent:

20130336680 - Developer supply container and developer receiving apparatus: A developer supply container is detachably mountable to a developer receiving apparatus and includes a containing portion for containing a developer, a rotatable discharging member for discharging the developer out of the containing portion, and a drive transmission member for engagement with a driving gear provided in the developer receiving... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336681 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprising an image carrying member for carrying a toner image; a intermediary member for carrying the toner image transferred from said image carrying member; a first transfer member for transferring the toner image from said intermediary member onto a sheet, said first transfer member having first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336685 - Apparatus, method and system for controlling a strip radius in a printing system: An apparatus, system and method are provided for causing one or more selectable strip radii associated with stripping a substrate from a belt in a fuser after an image has been fused to the substrate during a printing process. The fuser has a first member having a first surface, and... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336682 - Apparatus, method and system for controlling bulge radius of a pressure member: An apparatus, system and method are provided for controlling a bulge radius of a pressure member in a belt-roll fuser. The belt-roll fuser has a first pressure member. The belt-roll fuser also has a fuser belt having a portion that faces a surface of the first pressure member at a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336683 - Apparatus, method and system for controlling strip radius in a fuser unit useful in printing: An apparatus, system and method are provided for controlling a nip pressure profile at a fusing nip and a strip radius in a fuser. The fuser has a first pressure member configured to be inflatable comprising one or more radial webs configured to extend between an external portion of the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336684 - Apparatus, method and system for controlling strip radius in a printing system: An apparatus, system and method are provided for controlling one or more strip radii in a fuser. The fuser has a first member having a first surface. The fuser also has a belt having a first portion that contacts the first surface of the first member. The fuser further has... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336686 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device includes a plurality of separation assemblies disposed opposite a fixing rotary body to separate a recording medium from the fixing rotary body. Each separation assembly includes a separator separatably contacting the fixing rotary body, a contact biasing member anchored to the separator to bias the separator against... Agent:

20130336688 - Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: A fixing apparatus of the invention includes a pressure roller 6 and a fixing roller 7 that make press-contact with each other and an oil roller 8 that makes press-contact with either the pressure roller 6 or the fixing roller 7, and passes a recording sheet through a nip area... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336687 - Method an apparatus for reducing release agent transfer to a pressure member in a fuser: An approach is provided for reducing release agent transfer to a pressure member in a fuser. The approach involves causing, at least in part, at least a first sheeted substrate and a second sheeted substrate to be advanced through a fuser in a process direction. The approach also involves determining... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336689 - Method an apparatus for reusing a cleaning web to clean a fuser unit: An approach is provided for reusing a cleaning web to clean portions of a fuser unit. The approach involves causing a cleaning web supply mechanism to feed a cleaning web having a first surface and a second surface to the portions of the fuser unit. The approach also involves causing... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336690 - Apparatus, method and system for controlling nip geometry in a printing system: An apparatus, system and method are provided for fusing an image to a substrate at a fusing nip defined by a first pressure member and a pressure belt in a belt-roll fuser. The belt-roll fuser has a fuser belt having a portion that faces a surface of the first pressure... Agent: Xerox Corportation

20130336691 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus having the same: A fixing device 5 includes a belt drive assist mechanism 70 configured to rotationally drive a fixing belt 26. The belt drive assist mechanism 70 is in contact with an inner surface of the fixing belt 26 and an outer diameter of an outer circumferential surface 71a is smaller than... Agent:

20130336692 - Fixing device including reflecting plate with tilted ends: A fixing device includes a heating element disposed inside a flexible fusing member, a nip member disposed to contact with a surface of the flexible fusing member and to allow the flexible fusing member to slide along the nip member, a reflecting plate for reflecting radiant heat from the heating... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130336693 - Image forming apparatus: Provided is an image forming apparatus including: an image bearing member on which a toner image is formed electrophotographically; and a lubricant applying section that applies a lubricant to a surface of the image bearing member. The lubricant applying section includes two columnar solid lubricants that contain a larger number... Agent:

20130336694 - Cleaning device, image carrier unit, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a rotary member, a sheet member, and a toner conveying member. The rotary member is held in contact with a cylindrical surface of an image carrier above a rotation axis of the image carrier. The sheet member is in contact at a distal end thereof with... Agent:

20130336695 - Process unit positioning device and image forming apparatus including the same: Provided is a process unit positioning device which performs positioning of a plurality of process units with respect to an apparatus main body, including: a positioning plate in which bearing holes into which individual drum shafts are fitted and a fitted portion onto which positioning portion of the apparatus main... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20130336696 - Automatic document feeder and media record equipment using the same: An automatic document feeder and a media record equipment using the same are provided. The automatic document feeder includes a frame, a cover and a gear chain. An end of the cover pivoted to the frame has a cam. The gear chain disposed in the frame has multiple driven gears... Agent: Cal-comp Precision (singapore) Limited

  
12/12/2013 > 21 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130330091 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of white reference plates, a plurality of measurement units configured to be arranged in positions opposed to the respective plurality of white reference plates, irradiate the white reference plates with light, and measure reflected light from the white reference plates, and a determination... Agent:

20130330092 - Printing: An embodiment of this disclosure involves printing color outputs on sheets, reading the color outputs and adjusting a calibration parameter.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20130330093 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including an feeding belt for electrostatically attracting and carrying a sheet having a toner image; an image heating member for heating the toner image while nipping and feeding the sheet; a separation roller for stretching tab sheet feeding belt and for separating the sheet from tab... Agent:

20130330094 - Bias power supply device and image forming apparatus: A bias power supply device includes: a temperature detecting unit; a control signal generation unit generating and outputting an output frequency setting signal for setting a frequency of an alternating current power in accordance with a repetition frequency and a resonance frequency signal being set at a lower or higher... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20130330095 - Image forming apparatus and color tone density controlling method thereof: A method of controlling a color-tone density (CTD) of an image forming apparatus including a plurality of developers configured to circularly perform a developing operation. The method includes developing test patches on an OPC sequentially from a developer to be developable preferentially, measuring CTDs of the developed test patches, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130330096 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; a toner image forming portion; a transfer member; a power source configured to apply a voltage to the transfer member so that a level of the voltage in a non-sheet-passing period in which a recording material is not in a transfer... Agent:

20130330097 - Toner coverage determination: A toner coverage determination system and method are described. The toner coverage determination system may include a memory storing a module comprising machine readable instructions to receive an input image, and generate a grid including a plurality of points corresponding to pixels to be sampled on the input image. The... Agent:

20130330098 - Power control method and apparatus to heat a heating roller: A power control method and apparatus to heat a heating roller includes heating a heating roller provided to fix a toner image of print data in an image forming apparatus, the heating roller having a heating resistor to receive roller power. The power control method includes gradually increasing a maximum... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130330099 - Image forming apparatus: A device is disclosed. The device contains a roller, a housing configured to accommodate the roller, at least one seal comprising a first material, wherein the at least one seal is disposed between the roller and the housing, and at least one second material disposed adjacent to the seal.... Agent:

20130330100 - Frame structure and image forming apparatus including same: A frame structure for use in an image forming apparatus includes a main frame, a front plate to position a first end of a latent image carrier within the image forming apparatus, a rear plate fixed to the main frame to position a second end of the latent image carrier... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130330101 - Device and method for modifying device housing: A method presently disclosed provides a first portion of a housing containing at least one protrusion, removes at least a portion of the at least one protrusion, and couples a first material with a second portion of the housing.... Agent:

20130330102 - Developing cartridge: A developing cartridge having a first side plate and a second side plate spaced opposite from the first side plate, a developer carrying member rotatably supported between the side plates, a developer supplying member rotatably supported between the side plates, a input member to which driving force is input rotatably... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130330103 - Image heating apparatus and belt exchanging method: An image heating apparatus comprising an endless belt for heating a toner image on a recording material; a holding member for holding the endless belt at an inside of the endless belt; a temperature sensor, provided inside the endless belt, for detecting a temperature of the endless belt; and a... Agent:

20130330104 - Photoreceptor, image forming apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming method:

20130330105 - Powder container and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A powder container includes a rotatable powder chamber for containing powder used for forming images, having an opening on a first side in an axial direction of the powder container, a conveyor to transport powder contained in the powder chamber to the first side from a second side in the... Agent:

20130330106 - Toner container and manufacturing method for toner container: A toner container includes a cylindrical container body, having a first opening in a first end thereof and a notch in a circumferential surface thereof continuous with the first opening in the first end, a flange member to engage the first opening and the notch in the container body and... Agent:

20130330107 - Development apparatus and image forming apparatus: A development apparatus is equipped with a first developing roller, developer supply section, a second developing roller, a developer removing part and a developer recovery section. The second developing roller is disposed on the downstream side of the first developing roller and above the first developing roller, to which the... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20130330108 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, a control unit causes an image forming unit to form a positional deviation correction pattern, to sandwich a black developer image between two color developer images of a same color, and to superpose the black developer image on one of the two color developer images... Agent:

20130330109 - Process for producing conductive rubber roller, and roller for electrophotographic apparatus: This invention provides a process for producing a conductive rubber roller having small aspect ratios of inner and outer diameters, having a stable measure of its inner diameter, having uniform cell distribution and being free from non-uniformity of hardness and electrical resistance in the peripheral direction. The process has a... Agent: Canon Kasei Kabushiki Kaisha

20130330110 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device includes a separator disposed downstream from a fixing nip formed between a fixing rotary body and a pressing rotary body in a recording medium conveyance direction to separate a recording medium from the fixing rotary body. The separator includes a front disposed opposite an outer circumferential surface... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130330111 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device includes a rotatable, flexible fuser belt, a fuser pad, and a pressure member. The rotatable, flexible fuser belt is looped into a generally cylindrical configuration. The fuser pad extends in an axial, longitudinal direction thereof inside the loop of the fuser belt. The pressure member extends in... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

  
12/05/2013 > 53 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130322893 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is characterized by including a first developing device configured to develop an electrostatic latent image using a developer, a second developing device configured to develop an electrostatic latent image using a developer, a common driving source unit configured to commonly drive the first developing device and... Agent:

20130322894 - Image forming apparatus capable of reliably detecting movement of passage defining assembly: An image forming apparatus including: a passage defining assembly; a movable member; an assisting member; and a sensor. The passage defining assembly defines a conveying passage. The passage defining assembly is pivotally movable relative to the main casing between a first position for defining the conveying passage and a second... Agent:

20130322895 - Image formation apparatus and fixation device: A fixation unit includes a fixation member and a housing containing therein the fixation member. The fixation member is configured to thermally fix a developer image onto a medium being conveyed from an image formation unit to the fixation unit along a medium conveyance path, wherein the developer image is... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20130322896 - Image forming device: For each of N imaginary regions divided at predetermined intervals in the direction of the rotation shaft of a developer roller (12), the amount of toner consumed when an image is formed is previously calculated. Then, the same amount of toner as a toner consumption amount calculated for each imaginary... Agent:

20130322897 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: (i) an endless belt; (ii) a driving member; (iii) a heater including: (iii-i) a substrate; (iii-ii) a resistor; (iii-iii) a first electroconductive portion electrically connected to the resistor in a widthwise end side; and (iii-iv) a second electroconductive portion electrically connected to the resistor in... Agent:

20130322898 - Power supply apparatus for safety load shutdown and image forming apparatus including the same: When a detection signal indicates that a switch has switched off, a first relay cuts off the supply of alternating current from a commercial alternating-current source to a third DC power source and terminates a first load such as a motor and a high-voltage power source. When the detection signal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322899 - High voltage power supply and image forming apparatus: A high voltage power supply includes a developer carrier, an image carrier, a developing control unit, a load detection unit, a variation detection unit, and a voltage correction unit. The developing control unit applies a developing bias voltage to the developer carrier and thereby supplies the developer to the image... Agent:

20130322900 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device that is attachable to and detachable from an apparatus body and fixes a developer image onto a recording medium; a setting unit that is provided in the fixing device and in which a size of a recording medium to be used in... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20130322901 - Image forming apparatus: A toner image for measurement of an area coverage modulation of 90% or more is formed on a photosensitive drum in a non-image formation, and a setting condition for defining a developability of a toner image in an image formation is set so that a detection result of an optical... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322902 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit for a monochrome printing including a first photosensitive member for black, a first charging member and a first collection member; a second image forming unit for a multi-color printing including a second photosensitive member for a color, a second charging... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322903 - Method to determine the mass concentration of particles in a dispersion including particles and fluid: In a method to determine particle mass concentration in a dispersion having particles and fluid, the dispersion in a measurement cell is exposed to an alternating field of variable frequency to set the particles into oscillation to generate sound pressure waves. Amplitudes of the sound pressure waves are measured depending... Agent:

20130322905 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum, a charging section, an exposure section, a developing section, an ion-conductive transfer roller, a transfer bias applying section configured to apply a transfer bias of reverse polarity to charge of toner to the transfer roller, a conveyance section, and a control section.... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20130322904 - Image forming apparatus forming marks for correcting deviation in printing position: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device, a print object moving device configured to move a print object in a moving direction relatively to the image forming device, a detector configured to detect images formed on the print object, and a control device configured to control the image... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322906 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming part to form a developer image on a recording medium, a fuser part that includes a fuser member and a heat application member to fix the developer image on the recording medium, a heat application control part to control the heat application... Agent:

20130322907 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a fixing unit including a heater, a necessary integral power calculation unit configured to calculate a necessary integral power required for the fixing unit to reach a predetermined fixable temperature, a suppliable integral power calculation unit configured to calculate a suppliable... Agent:

20130322908 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing portion including an endless belt, a heater, a back-up member, the heater including first heat generating elements; and a controller for controlling power supplied to the first element and the second element in accordance with a temperature of the fixing portion; wherein the... Agent:

20130322910 - Moving device assembly and image forming apparatus including the moving device assembly: A moving device assembly includes a moving device and a shield. The moving device is movable between a first position and a second position, to move a detector including a detection surface relative to an opposing member disposed opposite the detector. The shield shields the detection surface of the detector.... Agent:

20130322909 - Positioning device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A positioning device to position a first member relative to a second member includes two convex parts disposed on a side of the first member and apart from each other; and positioning portions disposed on a side of the second member so as to contact the convex parts, each of... Agent:

20130322911 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is configured to electro-photographically form an image and includes a main body frame which includes a side wall, an outer cover which covers an outer face of the main body frame, a high-voltage board which includes a high-voltage generator circuit configured to generate a high voltage... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322913 - Circuit board and image forming apparatus: The circuit board includes a contact for supplying power, in which the contact includes plural copper foil patterns each having a predetermined width, the plural copper foil patterns being formed radially from a center of the contact and connected to each other at the center of the contact. Accordingly, it... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322912 - Image forming apparatus: The present invention provides a configuration in which an electrically connected condition can further be stabilized in electrical-connection zones between a body of an image-forming apparatus, and an image-forming unit and a plurality of image-forming cartridges. Developing electrode members and wire power-feed electrodes are attached to a slide frame. Each... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322914 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a paper supply section, a housing member and an ion generating unit. The housing member is disposed at least below the image forming section, and gives the same shape in plane view as the image forming section and the paper supply... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322915 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an air-conditioning section to control at least one of temperature and humidity of air, a first passage to guide the air sent off by the air-conditioning section to a temperature-controlled portion in the image forming apparatus, an air-intake section to take in the air from... Agent:

20130322916 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes an outer housing, a cover openeably/closably mounted at the outer housing, an optical scanning device including a light transmissive member configured to transmit laser light, a cleaning member configured to clean the light transmissive member, and an interlocking mechanism.... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20130322917 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first right frame, a first left frame facing the first right frame, a second right frame positioned below the first right frame, a second left frame facing the second right frame and positioned below the second right frame. The image forming apparatus further includes... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322918 - Image forming apparatus provided with developing unit detachably mountable therein: An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive drum; a developing unit; and a casing. The developing unit includes a developing agent bearing member having an axis defining a first side and a second side in an axial direction. The casing supports the photosensitive drum and the developing unit. The casing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322920 - Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a frame configured to store developer, a developing roller arranged at an opening of the frame and configured to bear the developer and to form a developer image on an image bearing member, and a supply roller including a rotational shaft passing through a through-hole provided... Agent:

20130322921 - Development apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: a first sealing member provided in the supporting portion and configured to seal a gap between a peripheral surface of the development roller and the frame member at one end side of the frame member in the axis direction to prevent the developer from leaking from the frame member; and... Agent:

20130322919 - Image forming apparatus: There is provided an image forming apparatus including a main apparatus body, a photoconductor, an exposure mechanism, a frame, and a regulating mechanism. The regulating mechanism includes a fixing member, a movable member, and a biasing member. The frame includes a first contacting surface. The exposure mechanism includes second and... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322922 - Image bearing member unit and image forming apparatus: An image bearing member unit for use with an image forming apparatus, includes: an image bearing member including a supported portion onto which a lubricant is applied; a supporting member for rotatably supporting the supported portion; a frame for holding the supporting member; and a spacing maintaining portion provided on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322923 - Bearing member, end member, photosensitive drum unit, process cartridge, and method for manufacturing bearing member: A bearing member placed at an end of a photosensitive drum, and a shaft member is attached thereto. The bearing member has a cylindrical body and a retaining portion placed in the cylindrical body, retaining a torque transmission pin provided in the shaft member, and removably provided. The retaining portion... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20130322924 - Structural member, image forming apparatus and drive transmitting mechanism: Provided is a structural member including an image holding member that holds a latent image, a developing member that develops the latent image, a first driven side coupling portion that is connectable to a first driving side coupling portion and transmits a driving force to the image holding member, and... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20130322926 - Developer accommodating container, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A developer accommodating unit includes: a flexible container, provided with an opening for permitting discharge of a developer, for accommodating the developer; a frame for accommodating the flexible container and for accommodating the developer discharged from the flexible container; and an urging member, provided inside the frame, for urging the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322925 - Image forming apparatus and toner case: An image forming apparatus includes a toner case, an apparatus main body and a cover. The toner case is attachably/detachably installed to the apparatus main body and includes a case main body having a discharge port discharging a toner, a shutter opening/closing the discharge port and a lever connected with... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20130322927 - Powder container and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A powder container includes a container body to accommodate powder for image forming therein, the container body including an outlet at a bottom thereof through which the powder is supplied to a powder supply device and being detachably attachable to an image forming apparatus, a rotary member, an agitator supported... Agent:

20130322928 - Developer transport member and developing apparatus: There is provided a developer transport member including a rotatable member, a main body configured to transport the developer by being rotated in accordance with rotation of the rotatable member, and a metal spring configured to bias the main body.... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322929 - Powder accommodation container and image forming apparatus: A powder accommodation container includes an accommodation container body that accommodates powder, a transport member and a discharge port. The transport member is arranged in an inside of the accommodation container body, rotates about a rotating shaft, and transports powder in the inside of the accommodation container body. The discharge... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20130322930 - Developing cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A developing cartridge mountable to a development rotary of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, a coupling member for transmitting a rotational force from a main assembly engaging portion to a developing roller, the coupling member being engageable and disengageable relative to the engaging portion with rotation of the rotary, the... Agent:

20130322931 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a static latent image supporting member having a photosensitive layer and being arranged to be rotatable; a developer supporting member arranged to be rotatable for developing a static latent image formed on the static latent image supporting member using developer to form an image; a developer... Agent:

20130322932 - Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developer regulating member is rotatably supported. A distance from the rotation center of the developer regulating member to the center of a developer carrying member is more than a distance from the center of a shaft portion to the leading edge of an elastic member and the bending angle... Agent:

20130322933 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: To restrict a period velocity change of a photoconductor that is an immediate cause of a color registration error, a gap change of a color registration error detection pattern caused by a linear velocity change of the photoconductor is acquired and a linear velocity change of the photoconductor is reduced... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130322934 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a main assembly; an intermediary transfer unit including an endless intermediary transfer belt, a plurality of rollers including a driving roller for applying a driving force to the intermediary transfer belt and stretching the intermediary transfer belt, and an intermediary transfer frame integrally supporting the... Agent:

20130322935 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a contact member supplied with voltage by a voltage application device, to contact an object; a rotary member rotatable about a rotation fulcrum shaft fixed to an image forming apparatus, to support the contact member; an biasing member to urge the rotary member to press... Agent:

20130322936 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a rotatable body; a rotatable endless belt having inner and outer peripheral surfaces; a first presser portion within the inner peripheral surface and pressing the outer peripheral surface onto the rotatable body to form a first nip, through which a recording medium passes, between the endless... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20130322940 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a heating rotatable body; a rotatable endless belt having inner and outer peripheral surfaces; and a presser component having first and second presser portions and a recess. The first presser portion is provided within the inner peripheral surface and presses the outer peripheral surface onto the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20130322938 - Fixing device having base tube with rough surface: A fixing device includes: a flexible tubular member defining an internal space and extending in an axial direction; a first fixing member disposed at the internal space; and a second fixing member configured to nip the flexible tubular member in cooperation with the first fixing member. The flexible tubular member... Agent:

20130322937 - Fixing device having end-face restricting members applied with lubricant: A fixing device includes: a flexible tubular member defining an axis extending in an axial direction; a first fixing member; a second fixing member configured to nip the tubular member in cooperation with the first fixing member; and a pair of restricting members disposed to interpose the tubular member therebetween... Agent:

20130322939 - Thermal fixing device having sealing member: A thermal fixing device includes a tubular member, an internal thermal fixing assembly, and an external thermal fixing member. The internal fixing assembly is positioned in an internal space of the tubular member and includes a frame, a thread member threadingly engaged with the frame, a fixed assembly fixed to... Agent:

20130322941 - Fusion device and image forming apparatus: A fusion device includes a heating member that includes a heating part and a heat transmission member that faces the heating member. The heat transmission member includes a first member that is configured to transmit heat from the heating part by facing the heating part and a second member that... Agent:

20130322942 - Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: To provide a fixing member, which contains a base, and a polyorganosiloxane layer provided on the base, where the polyoranosiloxane layer contains polyoranosiloxane including a silicon atom bonded to three or four oxygen atoms, and wherein the fixing member is designed to be used in a process for heating a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130322943 - Belt conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus: A rotating member provided on an end of a stretching member is rotatable around a rotating axis inclined with respect to the shaft of the stretching member. In order that, when a belt end winds around the rotating member, the belt end winds around an outer side of an entry... Agent:

20130322944 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member and a transfer member, which form a transfer nip portion, and a guide member for guiding a sheet to the transfer nip portion. The guide member includes a rigid restricting member including a guide surface, a cut portion formed at a... Agent:

20130322945 - Image forming apparatus: There is provided an image forming apparatus including: a sheet feeding unit; photoconductors; a transfer belt unit; a first and second frame units; and a bridging member bridging the first and second frame units. Each of the photoconductors is held by the first and second frame units. The transfer belt... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

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