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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/13/2014 > 28 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.
20140334834 - Image forming apparatus, recording medium supply device, and image forming system: An image forming apparatus includes a first light-emitting unit, a second light-emitting unit, and a remaining-recording-medium detector. The first light-emitting unit is arranged on an outer surface of a recording medium setting unit on which recording media are set, and emits light while the recording media are being conveyed from... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140334833 - Sheet conveying apparatus, method for controlling the same and program: There is provided a technique for reducing the user's labor of removing, from a printing apparatus, sheets which remain on a conveyance path when a jam occurs in the printing apparatus. To achieve this, a printing apparatus according to one aspect of the invention serves as a sheet conveying apparatus... Agent:
20140334835 - Color image forming apparatus: Provided is a color image forming apparatus which has photosensitive members and a light irradiation unit irradiating at least one of the photosensitive members, the color image forming apparatus including: a laser driving unit causing the light irradiation unit to emit light of a light amount at a first emission... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334836 - Image forming device: An image forming device includes an image carrying member that is rotatable, a development unit that develops an image on the image carrying member, a transfer unit that transfers a developed toner image from the image carrying member to a transferred member, a cleaning unit making contact with the surface... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140334837 - Wet-type image forming apparatus: A supply member of this wet type image forming apparatus has a surface rotating in a direction the same as a surface of a developer carrier at the same peripheral velocity at a portion abutting to the developer carrier. A control unit causes toner particles on the supply member to... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140334838 - Image forming method for forming toner image on recording medium: A method for forming a toner image on a recording medium includes receiving a job, rotating a pressing rotary body in a predetermined direction of rotation, rotating a flexible endless belt disposed opposite the pressing rotary body to form a nip therebetween, turning on a belt heater disposed opposite to... Agent:
20140334839 - Image processing device: An image processing device is provided with a first unit, a second unit attached to the first unit rotatably around a rotational axis, flat cables connecting elements in the first unit with elements in the second unit, and a guide member having wiring paths each defined between two of separations... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334840 - Driving force transmitting device and optical unit: The driving force transmitting device 1 of the present invention includes a first gear 11 that rotates about the same rotational shaft as that of a small wheel portion 112 and a second gear 12 that engages with the small wheel portion 112 and to which a rotational driving force... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140334841 - Positioning mechanism for positioning drawer relative to casing of image forming device: An image forming device includes a main casing, a unit, a side plate, a positioning member, and a fixing member. The side plate is formed with a through-hole having a first surface extending in a second direction crossing a first direction, a second surface extending in a third direction crossing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334842 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has a main body, a belt unit configured to accommodate a belt, a belt cleaning member and an accommodating unit. The belt cleaning unit is configured to remove waste toner adhered on the belt. The accommodating unit is configured to accommodate the toner removed by the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334843 - Charging member, process cartridge and electrophotographic apparatus: A charging member including an electro-conductive substrate, an electro-conductive elastic layer, and an electro-conductive surface layer, wherein the elastic layer includes a polymer having a unit derived from ethylene oxide and at least one particle selected from the group consisting of graphite particles and graphitized particles; wherein a particle-exposing portion... Agent:
20140334844 - Developing device, process cartridge and drum unit: A developing device for use with an image forming apparatus, includes: a developer carrying member for carrying a developer; a developer regulating member for regulating an amount of the developer carried on the developer carrying member; a first frame for supporting the developer regulating member; a fixing member for fixing... Agent:
20140334845 - Regulating device, image bearing member cleaning device, developing device, cleaning device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer layer thickness regulating device includes a blade member for regulating a thickness of a layer of a developer on a surface of a developing roller rotatably supported by a developing container for accommodating the developer and includes a supporting member for supporting the blade member. The supporting member... Agent:
20140334846 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a housing; a partition wall which is provided in the housing along a substantially vertical direction, the partition wall partitioning an inner space of the housing into a first space and a second space; developing units which are disposed in parallel along the substantially vertical... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334847 - Transfer device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A transfer device includes an image carrier, a transfer roller, and a moving unit. The moving unit moves the transfer roller between a nip formation state in which the transfer roller forms a transfer nipping portion in contact with the image carrier and a separated state in which the transfer... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140334848 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an insertion entrance through which a toner container is inserted, and an entrance peripheral wall surrounding the insertion entrance and including an upper wall and a projecting bottom wall projecting beyond the upper wall to an upstream side in an insertion direction in which the... Agent:
20140334849 - Developing cartridge and image forming device with pressing member: A developing cartridge that maintains a pressing condition to press a developer carrier against the image carrier is described. The developing cartridge may include a coil spring that presses the developer carrier against the image carrier. The coil spring may include a handle that transmits a pressing force to the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334850 - Toner cartridge and image forming apparatus: Provided is a toner cartridge capable of preventing occurrence of toner discharge failure when a toner discharge section is below a toner storage section. A toner cartridge includes a toner storage container having a toner storage section and a toner discharge section, a toner stirring member provided in the toner... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334851 - Developing apparatus and image forming apparatus: In accordance with one embodiment, a developing apparatus comprises a developing roller configured to hold developing agent and face to an image carrier; a housing configured to store the developing agent and support the developing roller; and a first gap adjusting section configured inside the housing at the downstream side... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140334852 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive body unit including a photosensitive body, at least one developing unit including a developing roller that is configured to contact the photosensitive body or to be separated from the photosensitive body, and a press device to press... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140334854 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing apparatus for developing operation on an image bearing member, includes a rotatable developer carrying member for carrying a developer; a rubbing member for rubbing the developer carrying member with the developer therebetween to cause the developer to be carried on the developer carrying member; wherein the rubbing member... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334853 - Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing device usable with an image forming apparatus includes a developer carrying member for carrying a developer; a developer accommodating portion for accommodating a developer; a guiding member having an inclined surface contacting the developer carrying member, the inclined surface being effective to guide a developer to a contact... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334855 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes upstream-side and downstream-side detection parts and a control section. The detection parts are disposed on a moving path of an intermediate transfer belt or a conveyor belt and detect a speed of the belt. The control section performs control to correct color misregistration of images... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140334856 - Belt driving apparatus and image forming apparatus: A belt driving apparatus is configured so as to satisfy a relationship μ1(2T sin(θ1/2)+f1)<μ2(2T sin(θ2/2)+f2), wherein μ1 is a dynamic friction coefficient between the supporting roller and the endless belt, μ2 is a dynamic friction coefficient between the steering roller and the endless belt, θ1 is a winding angle of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334857 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a rotatable fixing belt contacting an inner surface of the fixing belt. A second fixing roller contacts an outer surface of the fixing belt to hold the fixing belt against the first fixing roller to define a fixing nip region. An end restriction member supports ends... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140334858 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a cooling conveyor to cool a recording material having an image fixed by heat while sandwiching and conveying the recording material. The cooling conveyor includes a conveyance belt, a cooling member, and a cooling unit. The conveyance belt sandwiches and conveys the recording material. The... Agent:
20140334859 - Image-forming device having photosensitive drums, endless belt, and recovering unit: In an image-forming device, photosensitive drums are held by the holding member. Developer material accommodating parts are held by the holding member to form a row of developer material accommodating parts in a prescribed direction. An endless belt extends in the prescribed direction. A recovering unit removes, from the belt,... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140334860 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a collecting container, provided detachably mountable to a casing of the image forming apparatus, capable of collecting a developer; a locked portion provided on the collecting container; a locking portion, provided on the casing, for locking the collecting container to prevent the collecting container from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha11/06/2014 > 8 patent applications in 8 patent subcategories.
20140328603 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a transfer member, a power supply, and a control device that controls the power supply to output a DC-AC superimposed bias or a DC bias to transfer a toner image on the image carrier onto a recording medium. The control device controls... Agent:
20140328604 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that carries a toner image; a transfer member that forms a transfer nip between the transfer member and the image carrier; and a power supply capable of outputting a superimposed transfer bias in which an alternating current component is superimposed onto a... Agent:
20140328605 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an operating member operated by an operator to give an instruction on operation; a top exterior member that is formed with a holding recess in which the operating member is arranged; a first mounting part provided on the holding recess, on which the operating member... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140328606 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a recording medium storage unit that stores therein a recording medium; an image forming unit that is arranged above the recording medium storage unit and that forms an image on the recording medium transferred from the recording medium storage unit; a storage-unit exterior member that... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140328607 - Developer conveyance apparatus and process cartridge: A developer conveyance apparatus for an image forming apparatus includes a developer storage portion configured to store developer, a developer conveyance portion arranged inside the developer storage portion and configured to convey the developer through rotation, a drive input portion configured to input a drive force to the developer conveyance... Agent:
20140328608 - Transfer device: A Transfer device (10) includes an intermediate transfer belt (41), a plurality of intermediate transfer roller (34A-34D) and a transfer member moving mechanism (20). The transfer member moving mechanism moves the intermediate transfer rollers (34A-34D) between pressing positions causing the intermediate transfer belt (41) to be pressed against respective photoreceptor... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140328609 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus with a duplex printing function may include a closeable and openable portion. In one example, the portion may correspond to a cover of the image forming apparatus. The cover may include guiding portions configured to define a return path for duplex printing. In another example, the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140328610 - Substrate, fixing belt with substrate, fixing device with fixing belt, and image forming apparatus: A fixing belt substrate for an image forming apparatus is prepared by an electroforming process. The fixing belt substrate contains nickel of prescribed weight percent, phosphorus of from about 0.4 weight percent or more to about 0.7 weight percent or less, sulfur of from about 0.003 weight percent or more... Agent:10/30/2014 > 33 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.
20140321865 - Image forming apparatus and method: An image forming apparatus includes a deterioration determining device to determine a deterioration degree of a latent image bearer based on a potential detected by a surface potential detector. The deterioration determining device calculates a relative value indicating the deterioration degree based on the aggregated number of pixels and a... Agent:
20140321866 - Electronic apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a driving motor, a gear mechanism including a drive gear rotated by driving force of the driving motor and a slave gear meshed with the drive gear, to transmit the driving force to an object, one of the drive gear and the slave gear including... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321867 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a waste toner case, an optical sensor, a cover and a shading member. The waste toner case is attachably/detachably provided in an apparatus main body via an opening part. The waste toner case collects a waste toner ejected from an image forming part forming an... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321868 - Image forming apparatus: A multifunction peripheral includes: an apparatus body including an intake opening through which external air is taken in; an axial flow fan configured to send air through the intake opening to an interior of the apparatus body; and a substrate including a temperature sensor placed on one surface thereof facing... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321869 - Developing device, image forming apparatus, and control method of developing device: A developing device includes a developing roller, a magnetic roller opposed to the developing roller so as to form a magnetic blush, a high voltage power supply including a transformer having secondary side outputs one of which is connected to the developing roller while the other output is connected to... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321870 - Image forming device for suppressing power consumption by fixing unit: The present invention provides an image forming device that includes a toner-image forming unit; a heating unit; and a processor. The toner-image forming unit is configured to form a toner image on a sheet using toner. The heating unit is configured to generate heat for thermally fixing the toner image... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321871 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit, detection units, and a control unit. The control unit switches a sheet speed at the fixing unit to either a first or second sheet speed that is faster than the first sheet speed based on a first detection unit signal where the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321872 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: a heating member which heats a toner image on a recording medium using a decolorizable toner containing a coloring agent containing a color developable compound and a color developing agent and having a capsule structure covered with an outer shell; a pressing member which is... Agent:
20140321873 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing portion, including a heating member and a back-up member forming a nip; and an air feeding portion for feeding air to a non-sheet-passing area of at least one of the heating member and the back-up member, the air feeding portion including a fan... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321874 - Cleaner, image forming apparatus using the cleaner, and voltage setting device: A cleaner is provided. The cleaner includes at least two cleaning brush members to electrostatically remove residual toner on an object; a memory; a voltage applicator to apply a voltage to the cleaning brush members based on the setup voltage values stored in the memory; a current detector to detect... Agent:
20140321875 - Light emitting device and image forming apparatus: A light emitting device includes a light source, a light guide plate, a diffusion sheet, and a lens. The light source is configured to perform partial light emission. The light guide plate is configured to guide light from the light source. The diffusion sheet is stacked over the light guide... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140321876 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a job executing portion, a mode setting portion, and an operating portion. The operating portion accepts a function unit setting operation for setting a job executing mode in a function unit, the mode setting portion sets the job executing mode in the function unit based... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321877 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an ejection stacking section, a cooling target unit, and a cooling fan. The cooling target unit is disposed below the ejection stacking section. The cooling fan sends air to flow between the cooling target unit and the ejection stacking section. The ejection stacking section includes... Agent: Kyocera Documents Solutions, Inc.
20140321878 - Image forming apparatus and exhaust duct: An image forming apparatus includes a filter and an exhaust duct. The filter filters and ejects an air. The exhaust duct flows and ejects the air to the filter. The exhaust duct also includes a plurality of partition plates alternately arranged along an exhaust direction on one side inner face... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321879 - Data processing apparatus, condensation removal method and program thereof: An image forming apparatus includes a condensation removal unit configured to perform condensation removal absorbing condensation with toner in the image forming apparatus, and a setting unit configured to set an amount of toner to be used for the condensation removal, wherein the condensation removal unit performs the condensation removal... Agent:
20140321880 - Cleaning blade, method for manufacturing cleaning blade, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus: A urethane rubber cleaning blade, wherein a surface of a contact portion of the cleaning blade that comes into contact with a member to be cleaned has a Young's modulus (Y0) of 10 mgf/μm2 or more and 400 mgf/μm2 or less, the ratio (Y50/Y0) of the Young's modulus (Y50) of... Agent:
20140321881 - Image forming apparatus capable of positioning drawer relative to main frame: An image forming apparatus includes: a main frame; a drawer; a plurality of cartridges; a contact member; and an urging member. The main frame includes a cover and a positioning portion. The cover is movable between a closed position covering the opening and an open position exposing an opening of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321882 - Composition for forming charge transporting film, electrophotographic photoreceptor, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a composition for forming a charge transporting film, including a solvent having a dielectric constant of 5.0 or more, at least one kind of compound selected from a group consisting of the following compounds (I-b), (I-c), and (I-d), fluorine-containing resin particles, and a fluorine-containing dispersant, the following compounds... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140321883 - Developer container, developing apparatus, cleaning apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a developer container that accommodates developer, including: a first frame that has a recessed portion; and a second frame that has a first protruding portion, wherein the first frame and the second frame are joined by a first adhering portion in which the recessed portion and the first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321884 - Image forming apparatus: Provided is an image forming apparatus including an apparatus main body, an operation member, a toner container, a shutter, and an interlocking mechanism. The operation member is a member for turning on and off a power supply of the apparatus main body, and takes an ON posture and an OFF... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321885 - Toner-container support unit and image-forming apparatus: A toner-container support unit is provided. The toner-container support unit includes: a toner container housing toner; a container mount including an internal space to accommodate the toner container; a toner-container receiver which is provided on an internal end side of the internal space of the container mount; a positioning hole... Agent:
20140321886 - Toner cartridge and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A toner cartridge includes a toner container to store toner and two rotary agitation members to rotate to agitate toner in the toner container. The toner container has two arc-shaped portions adjacent to each other at an inner bottom wall of the toner container. The two rotary agitation members has... Agent:
20140321887 - Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing device for an image forming apparatus includes a developing roller for carrying a developer; a developing blade including a blade member for regulating a developer amount carried on a surface of the developing roller and a supporting member for supporting the blade member; and a frame supporting the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321888 - Developing roller, developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing roller, including: a shaft containing a metal; an elastic layer on a circumference of the shaft; and a surface layer on a circumferential surface of the elastic layer, wherein the surface layer contains: a polyurethane which is a reaction product between a fluoroethylene vinyl ether copolymer and an... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140321889 - Image formation apparatus and method of controlling image formation apparatus: An image formation method includes: a first image formation misregistration correction processing that causes each image formation unit to form a misregistration amount detection pattern, obtains an image formation misregistration amount by detecting the patterns, and corrects an image formation misregistration based on the obtained image formation misregistration amount; comparison... Agent: Oki Data Corporation
20140321890 - Image forming apparatus that detects variation in rotation period of rotating member and performs misregistration correction: An image forming apparatus includes a rotating member; a forming unit for each of a plurality of colors used in image formation, configured to form a developer image of the corresponding color on the rotating member or on a recording medium on the rotating member; a driving unit configured to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321891 - Image forming apparatus: The present invention relates to an image forming apparatus that forms an image by consecutively superposing toner images that have been formed on a plurality of photosensitive drums, on an intermediate transfer member or a transfer medium. The image forming apparatus is made compact and operates at a low cost.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321892 - Wet-type image formation apparatus: A wet-type image formation apparatus includes: an intermediate transfer body that carries a toner image including toner particles, which are charged to have a first polarity, and a carrier liquid; a transferring roller that transfers a toner image onto a transfer surface of a recording medium; a charging device that... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20140321894 - Fuser member: A fuser member having a substrate and a surface layer disposed on the substrate is described. The surface layer includes a polyimide aerogel having dispersed throughout a cross-linked fluoropolymer and a release agent wherein the release agent is a liquid at a temperature above about 100° C.... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140321893 - Surface coating and fuser member: There is described a fuser member comprising a substrate layer and a surface layer disposed on the substrate. The surface layer comprises a non-woven polymer fiber matrix having dispersed throughout a cross-linked fluoropolymer and a release agent. The release agent is a liquid at a temperature about 100° C.... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140321895 - Cleaning blade, process cartridge, electrophotographic apparatus, and polyester urethane rubber: A cleaning blade includes a polyester urethane rubber. In an IR spectrum measured by μATR on the surface of a contact portion of the polyester urethane rubber at which the cleaning blade comes into contact with a member to be cleaned, a ratio (ISI/ISE) of an intensity (ISI) of a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140321896 - Cleaning unit, image forming apparatus including the same, and shutter provided in cleaning unit: A cleaning unit includes a cleaning member eliminating a waste toner from an image carrier, a waste toner conveying body conveying the waste toner in a conveying channel to a waste toner case, a shutter having an ejecting port and a shutter moving mechanism moving the shutter between an opening... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140321897 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a document separation and feed portion separating and feeding a document, a document discharge roller pair discharging the document, and a sheet discharge roller pair discharging a sheet. The document separation and feed portion or the document discharge roller pair is disposed so as to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha10/23/2014 > 35 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.
20140314428 - Toner cartridge with memory for image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an acquisition unit which selects one of the plurality of control data in the memory unit and acquires image... Agent:
20140314429 - Image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus control method, and recording medium storing image forming apparatus control program: An image forming apparatus and a method of controlling an image forming apparatus, and a non-transitory recording medium storing a program for controlling an image forming apparatus are provided. Each of the image forming apparatus, the method, and the program obtains and stores image identifiers, obtains and stores a passing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140314430 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has a photoconductive member and a cleaning member arranged to face the photoconductive member at a cleaning position and configured be applied with a cleaning bias to collect the developing agent residual on the photoconductive member after the developed image is transferred. A controller of the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314431 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image bearing members; a belt for receiving toner images from the image bearing members and for transferring the toner image onto a transfer material; a controller for driving the image bearing members; and wherein the image forming apparatus is operable in a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314432 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, in the case where a time necessary for a developer bearing member to rotate from a measurement position where an attracting unit attracts the toner on the developer bearing member to a developing position at which an electrostatic latent image on the photosensitive member is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314433 - Image forming apparatus for forming electrostatic latent image for correction: An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive member configured to be rotated; scanning means for scanning, by light corresponding to image data, the photosensitive member that is charged, thereby forming an electrostatic latent image on the photosensitive member; and a contacting member in contact with the photosensitive member to form... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314434 - Detection device and image forming apparatus: At detection device, in the case where the toner on the developing material carrier is caused to adhere to the first electrode, the controller connects the assembly to the first capacitor using the first switch and connects the assembly to the second capacitor using the second switch; and in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314435 - Transfer device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A transfer device includes a transfer member and a bias applicator. The transfer member contacts a surface, on which a toner image is borne, of an image bearing body, to form a transfer nip. The bias applicator applies a DC voltage and an AC voltage as transfer bias to transfer... Agent:
20140314436 - Image forming apparatus and fixing operation control methodimage forming apparatus and fixing operation control method: An image forming apparatus includes an operation control portion, and an operation mode setting portion. Operation control portion performs control in either operation mode of first operation mode where operation control portion controls heating portion so that heat transfer portion is first target temperature, and controls conveying portion so that... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140314438 - Fixing apparatus, and image forming apparatus equipped with fixing apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a main assembly; a fixing unit including a fixing rotatable member for fixing an unfixed image formed on a recording material, and a frame for accommodating the fixing rotatable member, the fixing unit is detachably mountable to the main assembly; and an air feeding member... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314437 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming portion; a fixing portion; a first air blowing portion; and a second air blowing portion. The apparatus is operable in a first air blowing mode in which both the first and second air blowing portions are driven and in which the direction... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314439 - Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer carrying member that carries developer; a frame member that supports the developer carrying member; a sealing section that faces a peripheral surface of the developer carrying member and suppresses leakage of the developer; and an interval ensuring member that maintains a distance between the... Agent:
20140314440 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a pair of side walls disposed opposite each other; a driven unit supported between the side walls; a drive unit with drive transmission gears attached to one of the side walls and drives the driven unit; and a reinforcing member connecting the pair of side... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20140314441 - Image-forming device having removable drawer and stopper: An image forming device includes a casing having a guide, image forming portions configured to form images on a recording medium, and a drawer configured to be installed in and withdrawn from the casing along the guide in a first direction for installation and in a second direction for withdrawal... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314442 - Method for remanufacturing toner cartridges: A method for remanufacturing toner cartridges includes the use of a plurality of machine screw inserts. Each of a plurality of screw holes of a toner cartridge shell is tapped to create new threading within the plurality of screw holes. The plurality of machine screw inserts is positioned into the... Agent: Flo-tech, LLC
20140314443 - Apparatus and method for preventing an information storage device from falling from a removable device: An information storage device installed in a removable device configured to be removably installed in an image forming apparatus body, includes: an information storage unit that stores information communicated between the image forming apparatus body and the removable device; a terminal that comes in contact with a body side terminal;... Agent:
20140314444 - Interval securing member, developing apparatus, and process cartridge: An interval securing member configured to maintain a distance between an image bearing member and a developer bearing member includes a first image bearing member side contact portion that contacts with the image bearing member upstream in a rotation direction of the image bearing member from a nearest position where... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314445 - 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:
20140314446 - Image forming apparatus including endless belt disposed above photosensitive drum: An image forming apparatus includes a frame, a photosensitive drum, an endless belt disposed above the photosensitive drum, and a pressing member. The photosensitive drum includes a drum body and a flange portion that is provided on one end portion of the drum body. The flange portion has a contacted... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314447 - Supporting mechanism and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is a supporting mechanism including a bearing support portion that supports a bearing and is open so that the bearing is removed in a first direction that crosses a rotating shaft that is supported by the bearing, a driving shaft coupling that transmits a driving force to the rotating... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140314448 - Image forming apparatus: A copier includes a developing unit, a toner container, a first movable unit, and a second movable unit. The first movable unit carries the developing unit and is movable between a close position where a developing roller of the developing unit is located close to a photosensitive drum and a... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140314449 - Liquid electrophotographic inks: The present disclosure provides for a liquid electrophotographic (LEP) ink comprising a carrier fluid, a pigment, a high melt viscosity ethylene acrylic acid copolymer resin, and a high acid ethylene acrylic acid copolymer resin. The high acid ethylene acrylic acid copolymer resin can have an acid content of at least... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20140314450 - Developing device and image forming apparatus including same: A developing device includes a developing container, a first agitating/conveying member, a second agitating/conveying member, a developer supply member, a supply port, and a supply section. The developing container is separated into a developer supply passage, a first conveying chamber, and a second conveying chamber, which are arranged substantially parallel... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140314451 - Image forming apparatus capable of effectively developing images: An image forming apparatus, a process cartridge, and a developing unit includes a developer carrying member to carry developer, first and second rotary members arranged in parallel to each other and configured to rotate to agitate and convey the developer, and an enclosure having an inside space to contain the... Agent:
20140314452 - Interval guarantee member, developing apparatus, process cartridge: An interval guarantee member including: a first image bearing member side sliding portion in sliding-contact with the image bearing member; a first developing side sliding portion in sliding-contact with the developer bearing member; a second image bearing member side sliding contact portion in sliding-contact with the image bearing member; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314453 - Developing unit and image forming apparatus using the same: A developing unit and an image forming apparatus using the may include a photosensitive body having an electrostatic latent image formed thereon, a feed roller to supply a developing agent, a regulating member to regulate the amount of the developing agent transported to the developing member, and a protection member... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140314454 - Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus: A fixing unit includes a current detection portion configured to detect a drive current of a pump unit and determines whether a valve unit is in an abnormal state corresponding to the output of the current detection portion.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314455 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a heating source, a pressing member, a heating member, a nip pressure switching mechanism, a separating member and a restricting piece. The pressing member comes in pressure-contact with the heating member and forms a fixing nip. The nip pressure switching mechanism moves the pressing member between... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
20140314456 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes an endless heat generating section including a conductive layer, an induction-current generating section configured to generate an induction current in the conductive layer, a temperature-sensitive magnetic body present in a position opposed to the induction-current generating section via the heat generating section,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140314457 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes an endless heat generating section including a conductive layer, a magnetic-flux generating section configured to generate a magnetic flux and generate an induction current in the conduction layer, a first magnetic-flux regulating section having a first magnetic flux concentration force and configured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140314459 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device includes a first rotator, a second rotator pressed against the first rotator, and a heater to heat the first rotator. The heater includes an elongated substrate extending in an axial direction of the first rotator, a heat generator disposed on a surface of the substrate facing the... Agent:
20140314458 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion; and a fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a cylindrical film, a nip-forming member and a roller including a shaft portion and an elastic layer. The elastic layer contacts an outer surface of the film except an end region of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140314460 - Sheet pressing device and image forming apparatus: A sheet pressing device includes plurality of pressing members and a support member. The plurality of pressing members is provided on a downstream side in a discharging direction of fixing unit which carries out a fixing treatment over a sheet having an unfixed image transferred thereonto along the discharging direction.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140314461 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a toner-image forming unit, a transfer unit, a cleaner, a plurality of cylindrical transport path forming members, a falling transport path forming member, and a discharge port. The falling transport path forming member has through holes in a side wall thereof. A... Agent:
20140314462 - Power assist scissor lift: A scissor lift apparatus includes a sliding carriage member and a pivoting linkage added to a conventional scissor lift in order to lower the force required to lift a tray holding heavy media during the initial portion of the lifting action where the scissor lift is fully compressed.... Agent: Xerox CorporationPrevious industry: Optical communications
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