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Electrophotography

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04/23/2015 > 35 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20150110504 - Crum chip, image forming device for verifying consumable unit comprising the crum chip, and methods thereof: Provided herein is an image forming device including a main body; a consumable unit detachable from and attachable to the main body, and including a CRUM chip; a storage which stores a detection list including information on counterfeit CRUM chips and a conversion serial information list including a plurality of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150110505 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material; a cause ascertaining unit that ascertains a cause of a streaked image that is generated in the image that is formed on the recording material by the image forming unit; and an outputting... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150110506 - Charging member contamination determining device: Provided is a charging member contamination determining device including plural units that includes a charging member, a member to be charged and a measuring section that measures a discharging current value between the charging member and the member to be charged, a calculating section that calculates a difference between current... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150110507 - Image forming apparatus, print data producing apparatus and image forming system: A first developer image is overprinted on a second developer image printed on a medium. A user inputs, through an inputting section, a magnification ratio or a reduction ratio of at least one of the first developer image and the second developer material image that should be printed. The magnification... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20150110508 - Image forming apparatus: According to an embodiment, provided is an image forming apparatus including a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, and a control unit. The control unit determines whether an environment of the apparatus is a dew condensation environment, based on a temperature of the apparatus detected by the temperature sensor and humidity... Agent:

20150110509 - Detection device, developing device and image forming apparatus: A detection device configured to detect a charge amount of toner on a developer carrier, comprises: an assembly including a quartz oscillator and having a first surface and a second surface that are provided in the quartz oscillator, the first surface having a recess and a projection formed in a... Agent:

20150110511 - Image forming apparatus having conveying body and transfer units: An image forming apparatus includes a second transfer unit, and a control device. If a prescribed condition is satisfied, the control device sets a transfer current value for the second transfer unit so that an absolute value of a difference between the first current value and a second current value... Agent:

20150110510 - Transfer device and image forming apparatus: Provided is a transfer device including a transfer roll that interposes a sheet transported to a transfer unit to transfer the toner image to the sheet, a power supply that generates a voltage between the transfer roll and the image holding member, and a control unit that causes the power... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150110512 - Image forming apparatus having fixing device that responds to request when using decolorable ink: An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit which forms a first image on a first recording medium with a first material that is not thermally decolorizable; a second image forming unit which forms a second image on a second recording medium with a second material that is... Agent:

20150110513 - Image-forming apparatus: In an image-forming apparatus including: an image forming unit which forms an unfixed toner image on a recording material; a fixing unit having a heat generating member which generates heat by power supplied from a commercial AC power source via a choke coil, the fixing unit heating the unfixed toner... Agent:

20150110514 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, an optical scanner, a development device, a movable density sensor, a density sensor driver, and a processor. The optical scanner includes a light source to emit light, and irradiates a surface of the photoconductor in a main scanning direction with the light to... Agent:

20150110515 - Control device, image forming apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and control method: Provided is a control device including a reception unit that receives an instruction of an image quality adjustment from a user, a changing unit that changes, when the instruction is received by the reception unit, an image forming condition in an image forming section from a first condition to a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150110516 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body including an image forming unit that forms an image; an opening/closing member that is openable or closeable with respect to a portion of an external surface of the apparatus body; and an absorption member disposed on the opening/closing member at a side... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150110517 - Sound absorber and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A sound absorber includes a duct member constituting a resonance pathway, the duct member including a pathway portion communicating ends of the duct member; a base member including a concave portion; and a cover member including a neck in which to insert the duct member. The cover member covers the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150110519 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a toner containing portion, an air blowing portion, and an air blowing control portion. The toner containing portion contains toner that is used in image formation. The air blowing portion generates an airflow that contacts an outer side surface of the toner containing portion. The... Agent:

20150110518 - Suction pipe, suction device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a suction pipe including a suction port that has an opening shape which is long in one direction parallel with a longitudinal-direction part of an object structure long in one direction, and is arranged to face the longitudinal-direction part of the object structure to suction the air, an... Agent:

20150110520 - Developing device: A developing device including a housing, a developing roller rotatably provided to the housing, a layer thickness regulation blade contacting the developing roller, and a seal member arranged between the housing and each end of the developing roller, wherein the layer thickness regulation blade includes a blade main body extending... Agent:

20150110521 - Developing device: A developing device including a housing, a developing roller, a seal member arranged between the housing and each end of the developing roller, and a layer thickness regulation blade including a blade main body, and a blade rubber part protruding from a surface of the blade main body and contacting... Agent:

20150110522 - Bearing member, end member, photosensitive drum unit, developing roller unit, process cartridge, intermediate member, and bearing member body: A bearing member is configured to be arranged in an end portion of a columnar rotary body, in which a shaft member is attached to the bearing member. The bearing member includes a body which includes a cylindrical body and a holding portion which is arranged inside the cylindrical body,... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20150110523 - 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:

20150110524 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes toner onto a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a nip portion, through which the recording material passes, between the fixing member and the pressurizing member, a moving member that is disposed to be movable in response to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150110525 - Electric motor system and motor control method: An electric motor system includes a brushless direct-current motor, a driver circuit, a position sensor, and a control circuit. The motor has an output shaft for transmitting torque. The driver circuit supplies power to the motor according to a control signal input thereto. The position sensor measures an angular, rotational... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150110526 - Developer supply container and image forming apparatus: A developer supply container includes: a developer accommodating bag, having an elastic restoring force, for accommodating the developer; and a developer discharging path for discharging, when the developer accommodating bag is mounted in a main assembly of an image forming apparatus, the developer accommodated in the developer accommodating bag to... Agent:

20150110527 - Image formation apparatus and image formation method: An image formation method includes: transferring a first developer image for an image formed based on image data and a second developer image for adhesion onto a print medium; folding the print medium with the first and second developer images transferred thereto; and fixing the first and second developer images... Agent:

20150110528 - Static eliminator and image forming apparatus including same: A static eliminator includes a plurality of static eliminating needles, a holder including a retaining surface on which the plurality of static eliminating needles is held, a plurality of partitions, and a restriction member including a first end portion having a restriction surface at a static eliminating needle side to... Agent:

20150110529 - Fuser for uniforming temperature of heating device: A fuser comprises an endless heating device having a heat transport device and a heat generation layer closely contacted with the heat transport device, an induction current generation device configured to heat the heating device through electromagnetic induction and a pressurization device forming a nip with the heating device.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150110530 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device including a fixing belt that is formed in an endless shape, is driven to rotate, and includes an outer circumferential surface pressed to a recording sheet holding a toner image, and a thin plate shaped heating member that contacts with an inner circumferential surface of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150110531 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotator and a pressure rotator pressed against a nip formation pad via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator, through which a recording medium is conveyed. The nip formation pad includes an increased thermal conduction... Agent:

20150110532 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressuring member, a heat source, a heat conducting member, a reflecting member and a contacting/separating mechanism. The fixing member is arranged rotatably. The pressuring member is arranged at an external diameter side of the fixing member to come into pressure contact with... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150110533 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring member, a driving member and a slide contact member. The fixing belt is arranged rotatably. The pressuring member comes into pressure contact with the fixing belt to form a fixing nip and is arranged rotatably. The driving member is arranged so... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150110534 - Backup roll having axial constraints and fuser therefor: A fuser assembly for an imaging device is shown and described. The fuser assembly includes a heat transfer member for generating heat and a backup roll coupled to the heat transfer member and rotatable therewith. The backup roll includes a central core and a rubber layer surrounding the central core.... Agent:

20150110535 - Printing control device and printing control system: A printing control device includes a toner-scattering prevention plane generating unit that generates toner-scattering prevention plane data indicating that clear toner is applied to an outline drawing that is identified from target data for print; and an image-data generating unit that generates image data that includes the outline drawing by... Agent:

20150110536 - Image forming apparatus and method for reducing image banding of the image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus and a method of reducing image banding of the image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes: a photoconductor unit on which an electrostatic latent image is formed; and a conveying unit configured to convey printing medium at a first conveying velocity toward the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150110537 - Decolorizing apparatus and method of controlling heat source units: A decolorizing apparatus includes first and second heating units, first and second heat source units, and a controller. The first and second heating units decolorize an image using decolorable colorants which are decolorized if heated. The first heating unit heats one surface of a sheet. The second heating unit heats... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150110538 - Sheet storage device and image forming apparatus: A point 272 of intersection of a first upper guide and a second upper guide is located upstream from a point 271 of intersection of a first lower guide and a second lower guide in a sheet conveyance direction. Thus, the size of the sheet storage device can be reduced... Agent:

  
04/16/2015 > 33 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20150104200 - Image forming apparatus and operation method thereof: A consumable component containing a consumable supply used at the time of image formation is detachably mounted on an image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit for forming an image, a storage for storing identification information of the mounted consumable component, and a detecting unit... Agent:

20150104201 - Printing apparatus, printing apparatus control method, and storage medium: An offset image that can occur at a time when reading images printed on both sides of a sheet is automatically removed by a simple operation.... Agent:

20150104202 - Method for measuring media stack height using a translatable height sensor: A method of using a media height sensor assembly for measuring a media stack in an imaging forming device. The assembly includes a support and drive and insertion assemblies mounted thereon. Insertion assembly includes a translatable plunger having mounted thereon a sensor and a translatable probe. At a home position... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150104203 - Image forming apparatus and recording-material-transporting device: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section that forms an image, a transport path section along which a recording material that is yet to undergo or has undergone image formation performed by the image forming section is transported, a transport unit that is provided in the transport path... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150104204 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprising: an image bearing member which bears a toner image; a first driving portion which drives the image bearing member; a transfer portion which nips a sheet with the image bearing member and transfers the toner image to the sheet from the image bearing member; a... Agent:

20150104205 - Controlling apparatus, image heating apparatus and image forming apparatus: A controller for controlling an image heating device which includes first and second rollers for heating therebetween a toner image on a sheet, a first rubbing roller for rubbing the first roller, and a second rubbing roller for rubbing the second roller, said controller including a counter configured to count... Agent:

20150104206 - Image forming apparatus: A controller determines a mode at a current time point, and corrects, on the basis of the determined mode and an elapsed time from a start time of the mode clocked by a timer to a current time point, an in-apparatus temperature detected by an in-apparatus temperature sensor on the... Agent:

20150104207 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a charging member, a charging bias power source, a developing member, a developing bias power source and a controlling device. The charging member electrically charged an image carrier. The charging bias power source applies a DC charging bias to the charging member. The developing member... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150104208 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a developing device, a bias applying unit, a leak detecting unit, a bias controller and a leak detection controller. The developing device includes a magnetic roller and a developer layer. The bias applying unit applies development biases to the magnetic roller and... Agent:

20150104209 - Fixing device and image formation device: Disclosed are a fixing device and an image formation device. The fixing device includes first and second sensors used to respectively detect first and second temperatures; first and second calculators used to respectively calculate, during a process of starting a heating source, first and second temperature gradients; a parameter storage... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150104210 - Print control apparatus, printing system, and print control method: A print control apparatus includes a generating unit that generates clear-toner plane data based on gloss-control plane data, which contains a gloss control value for specifying a type of a surface effect being a visual or a tactile effect applied to the recording medium and for specifying a region to... Agent:

20150104211 - Image forming apparatus, work support method of image forming apparatus, storage medium and program: An image forming apparatus capable of switching play pattern of a moving image for guidance of work, the pattern including a pattern for a toner bottle replacement work and pattern for a jam release work, is provided. When a toner bottle replacement work is detected, the work contents displayed on... Agent:

20150104212 - Cleaning device, device to be cleaned, cleaning member, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a cleaning member that includes a cleaning portion that cleans a light transmission member, which has a substantially elongated shape and which transmits light, and a support portion that supports the cleaning portion and a wall portion that is disposed on one end side of the... Agent:

20150104213 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrying unit; a unit-to-be-moved; a pulse motor; a moving mechanism including a rotatable member provided with a member-to-be-detected; a detecting portion; an executing portion; and a controller for causing the executing portion to execute a first stop mode on the basis of detection... Agent:

20150104214 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes image bearing members that bear formed images; a driving source that rotationally drives the image bearing members and whose rotational direction is switchable between a first direction and a second direction; a first driving-force transmitting unit that transmits a rotational driving force of the driving... Agent:

20150104215 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method:

20150104216 - Development device and image forming apparatus: A development device includes a development case, a first agitating/conveying member and a second agitating/conveying member. The first agitating/conveying member is arranged below the second agitating/conveying member to convey the developer in a first direction. The second agitating/conveying member conveys the developer in a second direction as an opposite direction... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150104218 - Cap, powder container, developer supply device, and image forming apparatus: A cap is configured to be attached to a developer container that discharges developer contained in the container body out of the container body through a discharge port defined in a portion of the container body. The cap includes a first attaching member and a second attaching member that are... Agent:

20150104217 - Process cartridge: A process cartridge includes: a drum cartridge including a photoconductor; a development cartridge configured to be detachably attached to the drum cartridge and including a developer carrying member for supplying developer to the photoconductor; a locking member provided on the drum cartridge and configured to be switchable between a locking... Agent:

20150104219 - Developing apparatus and image forming apparatus: A developing apparatus includes a developing unit configured to transfer a developer to an image carrying unit on which an electrostatic image is formed, a supplying unit configured to supply the developer to the developing unit, a regulating unit configured to regulate a thickness of the developer on the developing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150104220 - Developing apparatus: d

20150104221 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developing roller. The developing roller includes a magnetic roller configured to have multiple magnetic poles in a circumferential direction thereof and a roller-shaped developing sleeve sheathed on the magnetic roller, and supplies magnetic toner to a photosensitive drum. Further, the developing sleeve is configured such... Agent:

20150104222 - Cap configuration for a toner cartridge: Aspects described herein relate to a cap for a toner cartridge. In one example, the cap may be configured to close a toner supply opening of the toner cartridge. According to one or more aspects, the cap may include a sealing or covering portion configured to cover the toner supply... Agent:

20150104223 - Developer cartridge having developing roller: The developer cartridge includes a developing roller, a supply roller, a gear, a first intermediate gear, a second intermediate gear, a developing roller gear, and a supply roller gear. The supply roller is in contact with the developing roller. The gear is configured to receive a drive force from an... Agent:

20150104224 - Method and composition for recoating toner cartridge developing member: Methods of recoating a developing member such as the doctor blade, developing member bar or a developing sleeve, of an electro-photographic image forming apparatus, such as a laser printer toner cartridge, methods of re-using the original components by re-coating them, to cut the cost of using new aftermarket parts and... Agent:

20150104225 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus uses a developer containing toner particles. The image forming apparatus includes a toner-particle bearing member for bearing the toner particles. Each toner particle includes a toner core containing a binder resin and a shell layer coating a surface of the toner core. The toner-particle bearing member... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150104226 - Transfer assist members: A transfer assist member comprising a plurality of layers, one of the layers being a check film layer comprised of a crosslinked mixture of urea-glyoxal resins, and polyester polyols present on a support polymer layer.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150104227 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes an endless belt rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and an opposed rotator contacting an outer circumferential surface of the endless belt. A nip formation pad, disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt, presses against the opposed rotator via the endless belt... Agent:

20150104228 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressure rotating body, a nip member, a heating member, a rotating member and a biasing member. The fixing belt is arranged rotatably around a rotating axis. The pressure rotating body is rotatably arranged at an external diameter side of the fixing belt... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150104230 - Fixing device with a temperature detector adjacent an easily deformable location and image forming apparatus including same: A fixing device for fixing an unfixed image onto a recording medium includes a fixing belt, a nip forming member, an opposing rotary member, a heater, and a temperature detector. The fixing belt is formed into a loop to move endlessly and fix the unfixed image on the recording medium.... Agent:

20150104229 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus for heating an image formed on a sheet includes an endless belt; a roller contactable with the endless belt to form a nip for nipping and feeding the sheet; a heater provided inside the endless belt; a guiding member, provided inside the endless belt, for guiding... Agent:

20150104231 - Cleaning unit, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a cleaning unit including a removing member that contacts with a surface of a cleaning target and removes adherent matters on the surface of the cleaning target, a storage section that stores the adherent matters removed by the removing member, and a supply member that has a blade... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150104232 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus which includes: a containing portion configured to contain a sheet on which an image is to be formed; a pair of guide rails facing in an up-down direction, the guide rails guiding a slide movement of the containing portion; an engaging portion provided in the guide... Agent:

  
04/09/2015 > 30 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories.

20150098715 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and image forming method: An image forming system includes a feed section, a transport section, a toner-image forming section, a fixing section, a problem detecting section, and an additional feed section. The feed section feeds a sheet. The transport section transports the sheet fed from the feed section. The toner-image forming section forms a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098716 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: Provided is an electrophotographic image forming apparatus including: a toner buffer unit arranged between a toner cartridge and a developing unit to receive toner from the toner cartridge and supply the toner to the developing unit; and a toner level detection unit. The toner buffer unit includes a first buffer... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150098717 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus including a photoreceptor on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a developing roller for forming a visual toner image by supplying toner onto the electrostatic latent image, a transfer unit for transferring the visual toner image onto a recording medium, and a cleaning member... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150098719 - Image forming apparatus: A Zener diode contacts an inner periphery surface of an intermediate transfer belt, and an opposing roller which opposes a detecting member is electrically insulated, in a configuration where transfer is performed at multiple photosensitive drums while an electrical current is applied in a peripheral direction of the intermediate transfer... Agent:

20150098718 - Printer control using optical and electrostatic sensors: Various methods and devices transfer test patches of marking material from a marking device of a printing apparatus to a transfer surface of the printing apparatus, optically measure the density of the test patches on the transfer surface using an optical sensor of the printing apparatus, and measure the electrostatic... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150098720 - Image forming apparatus: There is provided an image forming apparatus including: a rotatable photosensitive member; a rotatable charging brush for electrically charging the photosensitive member by injecting electric charges into a surface of the photosensitive member in contact with the surface of the photosensitive member; a power source for applying a voltage to... Agent:

20150098722 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus main body part and a sheet feed unit installed below the apparatus main body part, which include connector parts electrically connecting the apparatus main body part and sheet feed unit. The connector part at a side of the apparatus main body part includes... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150098721 - Toner cartridge having loading and latching features: A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a front, rear, first side, second side, top and bottom forming a toner reservoir. An outlet port is positioned on the front of the housing proximate the first side for transferring toner out of the reservoir. A drive... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150098723 - Drawer member and image forming apparatus: A drawer member that is capable of being drawn out from an image forming apparatus body and that includes a fixing unit that heats and fixes an image onto a recording medium, a first flow path that is formed around the fixing unit and that causes air that is heated... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098724 - Removal mechanism and image forming apparatus: A removal mechanism includes a removing member, an accommodation section, a receiver, and a cooling path. The removing member rubs against an extraneous-matter-adhered member, to which extraneous matter is adhered, so as to remove the extraneous matter therefrom. The accommodation section accommodates therein the extraneous matter removed by the removing... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098725 - Charging unit, image forming apparatus, and charging unit support member: Provided is a charging unit including a charging member that is provided and comes in contact with a surface of an image holding member holding an image to charge the image holding member, a cleaning member that is provided and comes in contact with a surface of the charging member... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd

20150098726 - Cleaning device and image forming apparatus including same: A cleaning device includes a housing, a cleaning member, a cleaning blade, a collection member, a seal member, and a protection member. The housing is disposed above an image carrier, and an opening is formed in a face thereof facing the image carrier. The cleaning member rotates contacting a surface... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150098727 - Connection mechanism and image forming apparatus: A connection mechanism includes a protrusion, a plate section, and a movable section. The protrusion has a distal end, which has a spherical surface and a tapered surface, and a support that supports the distal end. The plate section is provided with a hole for positioning the protrusion when the... Agent:

20150098728 - Drive switching device and image forming apparatus: A drive switching device includes a driving source and a switching unit. The driving source is rotationally driven in one direction. The switching unit is linked with the driving source such that a driving force therefrom is intermittently transmittable to the switching unit, and switches a transmission direction of the... Agent:

20150098729 - Image forming device and image bearing member unit: An image forming device includes a housing; a conveying belt, and a retaining member. The retaining member retains image bearing members that juxtaposed with and spaced apart from one another. The retaining member is slidingly movable relative to the housing in a direction that the image bearing members are juxtaposed.... Agent:

20150098730 - Carriage assembly for toner cartridge loading and latching: A carriage assembly for an image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a plurality of cradles mounted on a base. Each cradle has a cartridge storage area sized to receive and hold a corresponding toner cartridge. Each of the cradles is independently pivotable between a loading position for... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150098731 - Carriage assembly for toner cartridge loading having a hold-down feature: A carriage assembly according to one example embodiment includes a cradle pivotably mounted on a base. The cradle has a cartridge storage area sized to receive and hold a toner cartridge. The cradle is pivotable between a loading position for loading and unloading the toner cartridge and an operating position... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150098732 - Developer container and image forming device: A developer container includes a casing having a developer accommodating chamber and a waste-developer accommodating chamber, conveying member, a conveying-member accommodating unit, and a supporting member. The conveying member conveys waste developer in a longitudinal direction of the waste-developer accommodating chamber. The conveying-member accommodating unit accommodates the conveying member therein... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150098733 - Toner cartridge having shutter lock mechanism: A toner cartridge for use in an image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner therein. The housing has an exit port in fluid communication with the reservoir. A shutter is positioned at the exit port that is movable between an... Agent:

20150098734 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: Provided is a developing device including an accommodating unit that contains a developer, a transport member that holds the developer on an outer surface and transports the developer outside from the accommodating unit, a layer regulating member that faces the outer surface of the transport member with a gap, extends... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098737 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes a toner image onto a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a pressurizing portion, in cooperation with the fixing member, through which the recording material holding a non-fixed toner image passes, a heating member that includes a heat... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098738 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a pressure rotator pressed against an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotator. A heater is disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator to heat the fixing rotator. A reflector is disposed... Agent:

20150098735 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes toner to a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a nip portion through which the recording material passes between the fixing member and the pressurizing member, a contacting and separating mechanism that contacts and separates the pressurizing member... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098736 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device including a heating rotating body that heats a toner image formed on a recording medium, a pressurizing rotating body including an endless belt that is placed in such a manner that an outer circumferential surface thereof faces the heating rotating body, a first pressurizing member... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098739 - Electrophotographic fixing member, fixing apparatus and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An electrophotographic fixing member includes a substrate, a cured silicone rubber layer and a fluorine resin layer bonded onto the cured silicone rubber layer, wherein a micro hardness of a cured silicone rubber constituting the cured silicone rubber layer is designated as Hμ0, and a micro hardness of a rubber... Agent:

20150098740 - Print control device, print control method, and computer-readable storage medium: A print control device includes an image data generating unit that generates image data based on gloss-control plane data for specifying a type of a surface effect to be applied to a recording medium and an area in the recording medium to which the surface effect is applied. The image... Agent:

20150098741 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet, a duplex conveyance path through which the sheet having the image formed by the image forming unit on a first side passes when an image is formed on a second side that is... Agent:

20150098742 - Automatic document feeder: An image forming apparatus includes a first conveying path guiding a sheet such that the sheet passes through the image forming portion, a second conveying path guiding the sheet on which the image is formed by the image forming portion to the first conveying path. A document is fed to... Agent:

20150098743 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a toner-image carrying member, a transfer unit that transfers the toner image on the toner-image carrying member onto a recording medium at a transfer portion, a transport roller disposed along a transport direction to transport the recording medium to the transfer portion while being in... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150098744 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading unit, an image forming unit, a discharge unit, and a discharge tray. The image reading unit is configured to read a document placed on a document placement table by moving and scanning of a scanning body in a sub-scanning direction. The image... Agent:

  
04/02/2015 > 49 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.

20150093123 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes, a unit including at least a photosensitive member and a charging member detachable from a main body of the image forming apparatus, a current detection unit configured to detect a current flowing between the charging member and the photosensitive member, an operation unit configured to... Agent:

20150093124 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprising a conveyance path of recording material comprises a door, when opened, the inside of the apparatus is exposed, and an interlock circuit which detects opening/closing state of the door. The detection unit of the door is arranged on the conveyance path. At the arranged position,... Agent:

20150093126 - Image forming apparatus having function of printing on index sheet, image forming system, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium: An image forming apparatus includes a printing processing unit, a paper jam detection unit, and an operation display unit. The printing processing unit performs printing on a plurality of index sheets having index labels in different positions. The paper jam detection unit detects a paper jam in the plurality of... Agent:

20150093125 - Image forming apparatus having opening for replacement of cartridge: An image forming apparatus includes a cartridge, a first unit, and a second unit. The first unit includes a sheet discharge tray and a guide. The cartridge has an accommodating portion configured to accommodate a color material. The guide is positioned below the sheet discharge tray and is configured to... Agent:

20150093127 - Network printer system: Electronic systems, such as printing systems, often use components that have integral memory. The integral memory can be used to store information about the component. In some printing systems this memory includes a portion that stores a value indicative of a print yield. Disclosed is a method and system for... Agent:

20150093128 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device includes a rotary fixing member, a sensor, a grinder, and a controller. The rotary fixing member fixes an image on a recording medium. The sensor detects a surface state of the rotary fixing member. The grinder is disposed opposite the rotary fixing member to slide against a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150093129 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that uses a first toner for a first toner image and a second image forming unit that uses a second toner for a second toner image, and transfers, a controller that controls the first image forming unit and the second... Agent:

20150093130 - Image forming apparatus ensuring reduced initial bleeding phenomenon: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus main body, a power supply switch, a photoreceptor drum, a charging device, an exposure device, a developing device, a transfer roller, a cleaning device, and a toner-layer formation unit. The transfer roller contacts the circumferential surface of the photoreceptor drum at a downstream... Agent:

20150093132 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, an image forming unit, a density sensor, a gradation characteristic data generator, and a gradation corrector. The density sensor includes a low-pass filter to remove a high-frequency component of an output of the image density sensor. The gradation characteristic data generator forms... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150093131 - Optical sensor, image forming device, and method for correcting toner concentration: An optical sensor configured to irradiate an object area with light and receive reflected light, amplify a voltage in accordance with the reflected light by an amplifier circuit and a resulting voltage, the optical sensor comprising a recording medium recorded with information indicating a noise component calculated, based on characteristics... Agent: Omron Corporation

20150093133 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus including a power source for forming a secondary-transfer electric field at a secondary-transfer position and for forming a primary-transfer electric field at a primary-transfer position by applying a voltage to a transfer member to pass a current through a constant-voltage element, a potential of an... Agent:

20150093135 - Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: A fixing apparatus of the present invention includes a fixing rotation member, a rotation drive portion that rotates the fixing rotation member, a cleaning web sheet that cleans a circumferential surface of the fixing rotation member, a cleaning web sheet roller that takes up or feeds out the cleaning web... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150093134 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a power source portion; a fixing portion; and a controller. The controller sets a waveform of a current to be passed through each of first and second heat-generating-elements of the fixing portion in one-control-period so that, in an equiphase half wave in one control period,... Agent:

20150093136 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a heat rotor with a heat source, a pressure rotor forming a fixing nip with the heat rotor and expandable by heat given from the heat rotor, a drive section configured to rotate the pressure rotor, a control section configured to control the drive section, thus... Agent:

20150093137 - High-voltage power source, charging device incorporating same, and high-voltage power supplying method: A high-voltage power source includes a high-voltage power source unit configured to apply high voltage obtained by superposing a high alternating-current voltage on a high direct-current voltage to a charging member, an output unit configured to output a first direct-current voltage having a first voltage value according to an externally... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150093138 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a notifier, a power source, a first replaceable unit, a first body connector, a power supply switch, a detachment necessity determiner for determining whether the first replaceable unit needs to be detached, and a power supply controller. The first body connector includes a body power... Agent:

20150093139 - Developing device: Provided is a developing device including a storage container that stores a developer, a rotating body that supplies the developer to an image holding member in a supply region by being rotated with holding the developer, an inflow portion that is provided with an inflow port placed on a downstream... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd

20150093140 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a fan cover including a wall portion disposed to overlap a rotational axis of a fan in an axis direction along the rotational axis, the wall portion extending in an orthogonal direction perpendicular to the axis direction, a first section disposed on one side relative... Agent:

20150093141 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, comprising: a housing having an opening through which a recording medium passes, the housing comprising a container unit configured to support at least a part of the recording medium passed through the opening; a feed roller configured to feed the recording medium supported in the container... Agent:

20150093142 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit, a housing having a sheet ejection opening, a plurality of sheet ejection rollers disposed in the sheet ejection opening and configured to eject the sheet fed from the fixing unit to the outside of the housing, a heat generating member spaced apart... Agent:

20150093143 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; an intermediary transfer member; a controller; and a cleaning unit. The cleaning unit includes a cleaning member for collecting a residual toner in contact with the intermediary transfer member, a charging member, which is provided downstream of the cleaning member with... Agent:

20150093144 - Developing device: There is provided a developing device including a developing roller, a housing configured to support the developing roller, a first seal member arranged between the developing roller and the housing at each end portion of the developing roller in an axial direction thereof, and a second seal member arranged between... Agent:

20150093145 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has a housing. Inside the housing, there are provided an image carrying member, a developing unit, a driving force transmission unit, a contact/separation mechanism, a transmission enable/disable mechanism, a cover movably supported by the housing, and a single link member configured to move in association with... Agent:

20150093146 - Cartridge, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, the cartridge includes (i) a rotatable developing roller for developing a latent image formed on a photosensitive member; (ii) a first drive transmission member capable of receiving a rotational force originated by the main assembly; (iii)... Agent:

20150093147 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a main assembly, a developing cartridge, and a drum supporting frame detachably mountable to the main assembly while supporting the developing cartridge. The main assembly includes a door for opening and closing the main assembly, and a main assembly coupling engageable with a development coupling... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150093148 - Image forming apparatus internally provided with shield for preventing foreign light from reaching light sensitive area: An image forming apparatus includes a casing, a photosensitive drum, an exposure head, a developing cartridge, and a light shielding member. The photosensitive drum is rotatably disposed inside the casing. The exposure head is configured to expose the peripheral surface of the photosensitive drum to light. The developing cartridge includes... Agent:

20150093149 - Tactile images having coefficient of friction differences: A method for forming a tactile printed image on a receiver medium to convey information to a visually-impaired person from image data having an array image pixels with binary pixel values. The tactile printed image by depositing tactile marking material onto the receiver medium, wherein no tactile marking material is... Agent:

20150093150 - Rotational force driving assembly and process cartridge: The present invention relates to a rotational force driving assembly and a process cartridge used for being engaged with a rotational force driving head inside an electrophotographic image forming device so as to transmit rotary driving force, comprising a photosensitive member hub, a rotational force receiving component, a side plate,... Agent:

20150093151 - Electroconductive member, process cartridge and electrophotographic apparatus: (2) when applying a direct voltage between a polyethylene terephthalate film as a member to be charged and the electroconductive member, and charging the polyethylene terephtalate film, |Vd|≧|Vin|−|Vth| is satisfied within a range of |Vin|>|Vth|, wherein, Vd represents a charge potential of the polyethylene terephtalate film, Vin represents a voltage... Agent:

20150093152 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes first and second photosensitive drums, first and second developing rollers configured to supply developers to the first and second photosensitive drums, respectively, an electric motor configured to generate a driving force to rotate the second developing roller, a moving mechanism configured to move the second... Agent:

20150093153 - Powder feeding mechanism, powder feeding method, developer accommodating container, cartridge and image forming apparatus: A powder feeding mechanism includes: a feeding member, provided under powder, for feeding the powder; and a vibration applying member for applying reciprocating acceleration to the feeding member in a feeding surface direction along a powder feeding surface of the feeding member. Maximum acceleration applied from the vibration applying member... Agent:

20150093154 - Toner container, and image forming apparatus including the same: A toner container according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a container body, a rotating member, a conveying member, a film member, and a stepped portion. Container body can store toner thereinside. Container body includes toner conveying path having supply opening through which toner is supplied to the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150093155 - Developing device, blade assembly, and developing device manufacturing method: A developing blade apparatus may include a supporting a protrusion and a developing blade connected to the supporting member and including an opening. The protrusion of the supporting member may be disposed within the opening. The developing blade may include a plurality of weld marks that includes a first weld... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150093156 - Developing device, blade unit, and developing device manufacturing method: Aspects include an apparatus, a blade assembly, and a method for manufacturing the apparatus with the blade assembly. The apparatus may include a developer carrier for carrying developer and a blade assembly. The blade assembly may include a blade disposed adjacent to the developer carrier and configured to regulate an... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150093157 - Developing device, blade unit, and developing device manufacturing method: Aspects include an apparatus, a blade assembly, and a method for manufacturing the apparatus with the blade assembly. The apparatus may include a developer carrier for carrying developer and a blade assembly. The blade assembly may include a blade disposed adjacent to the developer carrier and configured to regulate an... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150093158 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus suppressing jitter from occurring includes an image carrier, and a developer carrier supplying a developer to the image carrier, wherein the developer carrier includes an elastic layer having a thickness of 2.5 mm or less and having an MD-1 hardness of 40 degrees or more.... Agent:

20150093159 - Fixing device provided with positioning member capable of positioning heating unit with respect to pressure roller: A fixing device includes: a heating unit; a rotatable body; an urging mechanism; first and second bearings; a frame; first and second positioning members. The first and second bearings support first and second axial end portions of the rotatable body, respectively. The frame supports the heating unit and has two... Agent:

20150093160 - Image forming apparatus having a compact size: An image forming apparatus having a compact size includes a printing medium supplying unit to hold printing media and to supply a printing medium, an image forming unit disposed above the printing medium supplying unit to form images on a printing medium, and a printing medium feeding part substantially formed... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150093162 - Fixing device: A fixing device includes a heating element extending in a first direction and configured to generate heat, a nip member extending along the heating element in the first direction and configured to receive radiant heat from the heating element, an endless belt extending along the heating element in the first... Agent:

20150093161 - Fixing device provided with member for covering terminal of heater: A fixing device includes a tubular body extending in a first direction, a heater disposed in an internal space of the tubular body, a frame supporting the tubular body and a plate-like member provided on the frame. The tubular body has an open end in the first direction. The heater... Agent:

20150093164 - Fixing apparatus: The fixing apparatus includes a first unit configured to be brought into contact with a surface of a fixing roller so as to heat the fixing roller, a second unit configured to form a fixing nip portion together with the fixing roller, a first regulation part configured to regulate decrease... Agent:

20150093166 - Fixing device: A fixing device includes a heating element extending in a first direction and configured to generate heat, a nip member extending along the heating element in the first direction and configured to receive radiant heat from the heating element, an endless belt extending along the heating element in the first... Agent:

20150093168 - Fixing device capable of retaining lubricant between nip member and fusing belt: A fixing device includes: an endless fusing belt; a heater; a nip member; and a backup member. The endless fusing belt is configured to circularly move in a moving direction. The endless fusing belt has widthwise ends in a widthwise direction. The backup member is configured to nip the endless... Agent:

20150093165 - Fixing device having nip member with elastic layer: A fixing device includes: a tubular endless belt, a heater, a nip member, an elastic layer and a backup member. The endless belt has an inner peripheral surface defining an internal space and is configured to circularly move in a moving direction. The heater is disposed in the internal space... Agent:

20150093167 - Fixing device provided with nip member capable of preventing outflow of lubricant: A fixing device includes: an endless fusing belt; a heater; a nip member; and a backup member. The endless fusing belt has a width in a widthwise direction. The nip member is disposed spaced apart from the heater. The nip member has a contact surface. The contact surface has widthwise... Agent:

20150093163 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus may include a main body having a surface. The main body may accommodate a photosensitive member disposed away from the surface and along a conveying path and a fuser. The fuser may be disposed downstream from the photosensitive member along the conveying path and has a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150093169 - Graphene and fluorpolymer composite fuser coating: A fuser comprises a substrate and a composite layer formed on the substrate. The composite layer comprises a plurality of fluorosilane-treated graphene-comprising particles and a fluoropolymer. Methods of making a fuser and methods of fusing toner particles are also disclosed.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150093170 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus with same: Provided is a fixing device including a transparent cylindrical body that is formed in a cylindrical shape to be rotatable, an opposing member that is arranged to oppose the transparent cylindrical body and forms a contact region in a portion between the transparent cylindrical body and the opposing member, a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150093171 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system and image forming method: An image forming apparatus has an image forming unit that forms an image on a sheet, a fixing unit that performs fixing of the sheet on which the image is formed, a first conveyance route that has a reverse conveyance route and a second conveyance route that does not pass... Agent:

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