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Electrophotography

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08/07/2014 > 31 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140219667 - Image processing apparatus: According to embodiments, provided is an image processing apparatus that includes an erasing unit, an operation panel, and a control unit. The erasing unit erases an image formed on a conveyed recording medium. The operation panel receives the setting of the number of the recording mediums from which the image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140219669 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus (100) includes a discharge section (210), a paper receiving tray (93), a first detecting section (211), a lever (220), a second detecting section (230) and a decision section (240). The first detecting section (211) is disposed in the discharge section (210), and detects a paper jam.... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219668 - Image forming apparatus detecting occurrence of jam: An image forming apparatus includes a timing roller for conveying paper in the image forming apparatus, a first motor receiving supply of electric power from a power source for driving the timing roller, a second motor receiving supply of electric power from the power source, a sensor for detecting whether... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140219670 - Image forming apparatus, sensing method, and recording medium: An image forming apparatus comprises: a sensor that includes a light-emitting part for emitting light to a moving body and a light-receiving part; a light-incidence adjusting mechanism that is able to alternatively select from a first state where the light-incidence adjusting mechanism causes light which have been emitted from the... Agent:

20140219671 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a controller executing a setting mode for setting a voltage to be applied to an image transfer member when a toner image is transferred onto a transfer medium, so that a predetermined current flows through a charging member when such an area of an image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219672 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body, an opposed member, a heater, and a heating controller. The opposed member opposes the fixing rotary body to form a nipping portion therebetween. The heater includes heat generators arranged in a width direction of a recording medium. When the recording medium fed... Agent:

20140219673 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same: A fixing device includes a rotatable, endless fixing belt; a rotatable contact member configured to contact a circumferential surface of the fixing belt to form a nip in association with the fixing belt; and a heating member disposed at an interior surface of the fixing belt, configured to heat the... Agent:

20140219674 - Image forming apparatus: The present invention prevents condensation on a pressure roller and excessive temperature rise of a non-paper-passage portion of a fixing unit by switching a blower unit that cools the fixing unit between a blowing mode in which the blower unit sends air to the non-paper-passage portion and an exhausting mode... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219675 - Belt unit and image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus 100 includes an intermediate transfer belt 21, a reading section 25, and an intermediate transfer unit 2 having a supplementary roller 26. The intermediate transfer belt 21 is passed over a drive roller 22 and an idle roller 23, and moves along a predetermined circulating path.... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219676 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is disclosed that includes a power storage unit. The power storage unit includes a constant voltage generation part configured to generate a constant voltage from a commercial power supply, the constant voltage generation part being connected to an external apparatus operating by consuming power; a voltage... Agent:

20140219677 - Cooling device and image forming apparatus including same: A cooling device including at least two cooling members to cool a recording medium passing thereover, a coolant circulation unit to circulate a coolant, and tubing that connects the coolant circulation unit to the cooling members and through which the coolant circulates. Each of the cooling members includes a heat-absorbing... Agent:

20140219678 - Image forming apparatus having a door path regulating member: In an image forming apparatus including a door 10 openable with respect to a main assembly of the image forming apparatus, a drum cartridge 8 detachably mountable to the image forming apparatus main assembly, and detachably mountable developing cartridges 4k-4y provided above the drum cartridge 8, wherein the door 10... Agent:

20140219679 - Image forming apparatus: There is described an image forming apparatus that includes an imaging member having a charge retentive-surface for developing an electrostatic latent image thereon. The imaging member includes a substrate and photoconductive member disposed on the substrate. The image forming apparatus includes a charging unit for applying an electrostatic charge on... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140219680 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a charging roller including elastic and surface layers and a photoconductor drum. Initially, the surface layer has a surface roughness Rz of 3-6 μm, and the layers have an impedance ratio of 0.81 or less in absolute value at a frequency of 800-3000 Hz. After... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140219681 - Charging member, manufacturing method therefor, and electrophotographic apparatus: Provided is a charging member capable of suppressing occurrence of compression set while having flexibility enough to ensure a nip with a photosensitive member. The charging member comprises a support and an elastic layer, wherein the elastic layer has an MD-1 hardness of from 55 to 85° at the surface... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219682 - Charging roller: o

20140219683 - Surface-emitting laser device, surface-emitting laser array, optical scanner, image forming apparatus, and method for manufacturing surface-emitting laser device: A surface-emitting laser device includes a transparent dielectric layer provided in an emitting region and configured to cause a reflectance at a peripheral part to be different from a reflectance at a central part in the emitting region. In the surface-emitting laser device, the thickness of a contact layer is... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140219684 - Full-color image-forming method: Provided are a toner containing at least a binder resin and a colorant, the toner having a specific hue angle and an absorbance at a specific wavelength in reflectance spectrophotometry, and a full-color image-forming method involving the use of the toner, the method including the steps of: forming an electrostatic... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219685 - Image application unit for use with liquid toner and digital printing unit comprising same: Disclosed is an image application unit for use with liquid toner, suitable for transferring an image to a drum rotating around a vertical axis or a printing substrate guided by such a drum. The image application unit includes: a liquid toner dosing assembly; an imaging member sustaining a pattern of... Agent: XeikonIPBv

20140219686 - Toner cartridge: A toner cartridge comprises a toner container which contains toner, a driving member which rotationally drives a conveying member, an agitating member which agitates a toner in the toner container while being rotated, a driven member which rotates in association with the driving member which is for rotationally driving the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140219688 - Toner conveying device, image forming apparatus, and toner case: A toner conveying device includes a toner containing part, a conveying member, and a vibration mechanism. The toner containing part contains a toner. The conveying member rotates around a rotation axis so as to convey the toner in the toner containing part. The vibration mechanism vibrates the conveying member in... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140219687 - Toner supply device and image forming apparatus including the same: A toner supply device according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a toner case configured to contain toner; and a mounting member on which the toner case is detachably mounted. The mounting member includes: a toner receiving portion configured to receive the toner discharged from the toner case;... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140219689 - Developer supply cartridge, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer supply cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an image forming apparatus includes: a developer accommodating portion; a shutter portion movable between a closed position and an open position; and a movable portion for moving the shutter portion. The movable portion is movable between a first position... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219690 - Developer cartridge: A developer cartridge comprises a cartridge box, a stirring member, a developing roller, a gear set which receives driving force and drives the stirring member and the developing roller; a rotation member which is installed on the exterior wall of the cartridge box and is provided with a clutch gear... Agent: "print-rite"." Unicorn" Image Products Co., Ltd. Of Zhuhai

20140219692 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member for bearing a toner image; a belt for conveying the toner image; and a transfer device for rubbing the belt, and a surface of the transfer device, which is brought into contact with the belt includes linear concave portions or linear... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140219691 - Method of transferring image and image transferring system and image forming apparatus with same: A method of transferring an image includes the steps of; bringing an image bearer bearing an image thereon as a transfer origin in contact with a transferring objective (onto which the image is transferred) as a transfer destination; moving at least one of the image bearer and the transferring objective... Agent:

20140219693 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet guide to guide a recording medium bearing an unfixed toner image with toner having a flow beginning temperature of equal to or less than 130° C. to a transfer nip between an image bearing member and a transfer roller. The sheet guide is... Agent:

20140219694 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device includes a rotator having a heat generation layer, an excitation coil to inductively heat the heat generation layer, ferromagnetic cores to direct magnetic flux arising from the excitation coil to the rotator, and a holder to hold the excitation coil and the ferromagnetic cores. In the fixing... Agent:

20140219695 - Fixing device including fixing belt with holes: A fixing device includes an endless fixing belt, a heating unit, a supporting member, and a pressure roller. The pressure roller sandwiches the fixing belt to form a fixing nip portion between the pressure roller and the fixing belt. The fixing device is configured to insert a recording medium into... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140219696 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body, an opposed member opposing the fixing rotary body to form a nipping portion, and a heater to heat the fixing rotary body. The heater includes heat generators arranged in a width direction of a recording medium and separately supplied with power. When... Agent:

20140219697 - Curl correction apparatus, sheet conveying apparatus, and image forming apparatus: A curl correction apparatus that corrects a curl of a sheet includes: a hard roller that is disposed in the downstream in a sheet conveying direction of a heating apparatus; a soft roller that is disposed in the downstream in the sheet conveying direction of the heating apparatus; and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

  
07/31/2014 > 31 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
  
07/24/2014 > 38 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20140205303 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a mounting portion to which a plurality of kinds of cartridge having different configurations; a fan device for cooling the cartridges mounted to the mounting portion with air flow provided thereby; a changing device for changing a state of the air flow in accordance with... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205304 - Cleaning member, developing device, and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes an agitating member agitating and rotating a developer, a developer amount detecting part detecting the developer amount, and a cleaning member being attached to the agitating member to have has an attachment part, a first cleaning part and a second cleaning part and to clean a... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140205305 - Toner level sensing for replaceable unit of an image forming device: A method for estimating an amount of toner remaining in a reservoir of a replaceable unit for an image forming device according to one example embodiment includes rotating a shaft positioned in the reservoir and measuring an amount of revolution of the shaft. A paddle mounted on the shaft and... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20140205306 - Image forming apparatus for restricting excessive temperature rise of fixing member: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit, a power supply switch, a timer unit, a backup memory, and a controller. The backup memory is configured to nonvolatilely store an accumulated time, the accumulated time being a total period of time during which a heater is energized for detection of... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140205307 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: an endless belt configured to heat an image on a sheet at a nip; a heating mechanism configured to heat the endless belt; a fan configured to send air toward a predetermined region of the endless belt; a heat pipe configured to move heat in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205308 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes a noncontact heating device, a pressurizing and heating mechanism, and a control unit. The control unit switches an operation of the pressurizing and heating mechanism based on gloss level information of a recording medium. According to the image forming apparatus, assuming that a temperature of... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140205309 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a development device which is provided so as to be detachably attachable to an apparatus body to develop an electrostatic image on a surface of an image bearing member with a developer; an airflow generating device which generates an airflow; a duct which induces the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205311 - Developing device and image forming apparatus including the same: A developing device includes a contact member and a developing adhesion member. The contact member is provided to an air releasing part communicating an inside and an outside of a developer case storing a developer containing a toner, in a condition being contactable with an agitating member agitating and conveying... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140205310 - Development device and image forming apparatus including the same: A development device includes a sheet member, a support member, and a vibration applying device. The sheet member is disposed between a developer carrier and a blade to receive a developer falling from the developer carrier toward the blade. The developer carrier is disposed to face to an image carrier... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140205312 - Systems and methods for cleaning bias charge roll surface in printing systems: A vibration-assisted bias charge roll cleaning system includes a bias charge roll cleaning member connected to an actuator for causing the cleaning member to vibrate. The actuator is controlled to vibrate according to a predetermined pattern, and at desired frequencies at particular modes. The cleaning member is configured to be... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140205313 - Image forming apparatus having waste toner container that stores toner removed from intermediate transfer belt: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a chassis having a first opening on a first side, a cover, movable between an open position and a closed position, a plurality of photosensitive members, an intermediate transfer belt, a plurality of primary transfer members, a secondary transfer... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205315 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus is provided including a body including an opening, a photoreceptor cartridge attached to, or detached from, the body through the opening and including a mounting portion, a development cartridge attached to, or detached from, the mounting portion through the opening when the photoreceptor cartridge is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140205314 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus and development cartridge: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus and a development cartridge are provided. The electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a body including an opening, a photoreceptor cartridge attached to, or detached from, the body through the opening, a photoconductive drum and a mounting portion, a development cartridge attached to, or detached from,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140205316 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus and development cartridge: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus and development cartridge are provided. The apparatus including a separating member mounted in a development cartridge. The separating member includes a development nip separating portion and a charging nip separating portion respectively separating a development nip and a charging nip when the development cartridge is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140205317 - Sheet processing apparatus and image forming system: In order to correct a corrugation caused when a sheet widthwise edge portion elongates more than the vicinity of the center in a sheet feeding direction, a sheet processing apparatus includes: a fixing portion that fixes a toner image onto a sheet by heating, a plurality of pairs of rollers... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205318 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus is provided including a body including an opening and a first coupler, a photoreceptor cartridge including a second coupler connected to the first coupler, a first gear connected to the second coupler, and a mounting portion, and attached to or detached from the body through... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140205319 - Image forming apparatus: A photosensitive-drum supporting member has a pair of side walls confronting both ends of each photosensitive drum. The photosensitive-drum supporting member supports the photosensitive drums between the side walls. The photosensitive-drum supporting member moves between: a stowed position at which the photosensitive-drum supporting member is stowed within an apparatus main... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205320 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes process units arranged in a predetermined direction to form a process-unit row, each having a photosensitive body and a developer container; a casing accommodating the process units and having a cover opening and closing an opening formed at one side in the predetermined direction, and... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205321 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus and development cartridge: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus and a development cartridge are provided. The electrophotographic image forming apparatus including a body including an opening, a photoreceptor cartridge attached to, or detached from, the body through the opening, and including a mounting portion, and a development cartridge attached to, or detached from, the... Agent:

20140205322 - Coupling part, photosensitive drum, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An electrophotographic photosensitive drum comprises a cylinder having a photosensitive layer formed thereon, with the cylinder being rotatable about an axis thereof. A driving force transmitting part is securely fixed to one axial end of the cylinder. The driving force transmitting part includes (i) a gear encircling a peripheral portion... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205323 - Charging member and electrophotographic apparatus:

20140205324 - Developing device and image forming apparatus with developing device: A developing device includes a housing containing a developer, a developer carrier, a developer conveying path, a developer conveying member, and a plurality of paddle members. The developer conveying path includes a first conveying path and a second conveying path. The developer conveying member is disposed in the second conveying... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140205325 - Developing unit and image forming apparatus: A developing unit includes a casing, a developer carrier, a developer conveying path, a developer conveying member, and a layer thickness regulator. The developer carrier is driven to rotate in the casing and carries a toner on the circumferential surface. The developer conveying member is located in the developer conveying... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140205326 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer container, a developing unit, a developer outlet and a replenishment developer inlet. The developer container contains a developer composed of a toner and a first carrier. The developing unit develops an electrostatic latent image on an image carrier using the developer. The developer outlet... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140205327 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer container, a developing unit, a developer outlet and a replenishment developer inlet. The developer container contains a developer composed of a toner and a first carrier. The developing unit develops an electrostatic latent image on an image carrier using the developer. The developer outlet... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140205328 - Developer container, development device, and image formation apparatus: A developer container includes: a developer container body including a developer supply port and a first shutter movement restriction groove on a surface of the developer container body; a shutter member movable from a close position to an open position of the developer supply port, the shutter member including a... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140205329 - Image forming apparatus: A heating roller heats an inner surface of a toner integrating belt to heat a toner image carried on an intermediate transfer belt to a toner softening temperature or more to form a toner film. A cooler cools down the inner surface of the toner integrating belt to cool down... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205330 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is configured to form a toner image by a toner image forming portion on an intermediate transfer belt, to transfer the toner image to a transfer and fixing belt, and to form a toner film by heating and pressurizing the toner image on the transfer and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205331 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same: A fixing device that includes a rotary fixing member; a pressure roller configured to press against the fixing member to form a nip with the fixing member; and an induction heating unit as a heat source to heat the fixing member. The induction heating unit includes an excitation coil; a... Agent:

20140205333 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same: A fixing device includes a rotary fixing member; a pressure roller pressed against the fixing member to form a nip in association with the fixing member; and an induction heater, as a heat source, to heat the fixing member. The induction heater includes an excitation coil to induction-heat the fixing... Agent:

20140205334 - Pressing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A pressing member includes a heat resistant material, highly heat conductive needle shaped fillers included in the heat resistant material, and hole portions included in the heat resistant material. The pressing member is provided in a fixing device including a fixing member, a heating member to heat the fixing member,... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140205332 - Sliding member for fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a sliding member for a fixing device including in order a first fluororesin layer having a sliding surface dotted with recessed portions, a substrate, and a second fluororesin layer.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140205335 - Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A fixing member includes a base member having a substantially cylindrical surface; an elastic layer provided around the substantially cylindrical surface and having, at each axial end thereof, a sloping surface that slopes such that an outside diameter of the elastic layer is gradually reduced toward an outer side in... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140205336 - Resistance heating element and heating member and fusing device employing the same: A resistance heating element includes a positive temperature coefficient resistance heating layer having a positive temperature coefficient, and a negative temperature coefficient resistance heating layer, which is connected to the positive temperature coefficient resistance heating layer and has a negative temperature coefficient.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140205337 - Image forming apparatus, sub-droplet supplying unit, and image forming method: A fixing solution injecting portion is configured to inject a fixing solution containing a water-soluble polymer and water pulsewise out of micropores to produce sub-droplets of the fixing solution smaller than main droplets of the fixing solution in producing the main droplets. A sub-droplet supplying portion is configured to separate... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140205338 - Cleaning blade, and image forming apparatus using same and process cartridge: Provided is a cleaning blade formed of an elastic blade and configured to abut on the surface of a cleaning target member, which allows a leading end edge portion of the elastic blade to move on the surface thereof, to remove powder from the surface of the cleaning target member.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140205339 - Image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus having an image erasing function to erase an image formed on a recording medium. The apparatus has a heating unit to erase an image, a conveying unit, and a control unit. The control unit controls the conveying unit, when the image is... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140205340 - Image processing apparatus, rotation control method for motor, and computer-readable recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes: a transport roller for transporting a sheet subjected to image processing; a motor that drives the transport roller to rotate; and a speed reduction unit that performs a speed reduction control on the motor to temporarily stop the sheet, the speed reduction control being performed... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

  
07/17/2014 > 21 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.

20140199084 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and image forming method: Provided is an image forming system wherein an image forming apparatus and another apparatus respectively including operation/display units are connected with each other via a network, and a remote operation of the image forming apparatus is enabled via the operation/display unit of the other apparatus, including a control unit for... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140199085 - Image forming apparatus and colorimetric apparatus: When a colorimeter is colorimetrically measuring a test pattern, a control unit controls a motor such that the colorimeter and a facing member are closer to each other. A recording material on which the test pattern has been formed is brought into contact with the colorimeter. Even when the colorimeter... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140199086 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling same: An image forming apparatus includes: an image formation portion; a fixing portion that includes an exciting coil for inductively heating member and a temperature detection member: a main control portion that stops a printing operation when a temperature abnormality is recognized; a notification portion; a power supply portion that supplies... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140199087 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming part that forms an image on a print medium with a color colorant, a clear coat agent application part that applies a clear coat agent to the print medium passed through the image forming part, and a clear coat agent application amount... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140199088 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member for carrying an electrostatic latent image; a developing device, containing a developer including a toner and a carrier, for developing the electrostatic latent image carried on the image bearing member into a toner image with the developer; a supplying device for... Agent:

20140199089 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer belt that is stretched by multiple rollers, the intermediate transfer belt transporting a toner image on an outer peripheral surface, a second transfer member that performs second transfer, the second transfer transferring the toner image on the intermediate transfer belt to a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140199090 - Fixing device: A fixing device includes a heating roller, a fixing roller, an endless fixing belt, a pressure roller, a temperature gauge, and a cooling device. The fixing belt is stretched between the heating roller and the fixing roller. The pressure roller includes a core rod and an elastic layer formed on... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140199091 - Detachable unit and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A detachable device, which can be included in an image forming apparatus, includes a unit drive mechanism, and a cover disposed at one end and an opposite end in the given attachment/detachment direction to cover the unit drive mechanism thereof. The cover includes a first cover and a second cover.... Agent:

20140199093 - Developer accommodating container, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A developer accommodating container for accommodating a developer includes: a flexible container provided with an opening for permitting discharge of the developer; a sealing member for sealing the opening in a state in which the sealing member is bonded to a periphery of the opening, wherein the sealing member is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140199092 - Developer accommodating unit, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer accommodating unit for accommodating a developer includes: a flexible container provided with an opening for permitting discharge of the accommodated developer; a sealing member for sealing the opening and for exposing the opening by being moved in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of the developer accommodating unit;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140199094 - Developer accommodating unit, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer accommodating container includes: a flexible container provided with an opening for permitting discharge of a developer; a sealing member, mounted to the flexible container in a state in which the sealing member seals the opening, capable of exposing the opening by being wound up; an unsealing member for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140199095 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has an improved structure which avoids additional expenses associated with packing a developing unit and allows the developing unit to be stably stored. The image forming apparatus may include a body, a first developing unit accommodating portion and a second developing unit accommodating portion disposed at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140199096 - Developer accommodating unit, developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer accommodating unit for accommodating a developer includes: a flexible container provided with a plurality of openings for permitting discharge of developer. The openings are formed and arranged in a longitudinal direction of the developer accommodating unit. The openings have opening areas such that with respect to the longitudinal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140199097 - Toner delivery system for a shake-free toner cartridge: A toner delivery system for a shake-free toner cartridge comprises a toner paddle assembly having a plurality of scrapers. A main scraper scrapes toner adhering to interior surfaces and directs toner from a first region of the toner reservoir into the opening in a first portion of the front of... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20140199098 - Toner carrier: A toner carrier includes a metal core, a barrel formed on an outer circumference of the metal core and including at least an elastic layer, and a coating formed on outer circumferences of both ends of the barrel. The coating has a thickness and a width of an outer circumference... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140199099 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressure member, and a separation roller. The fixing member is configured to rotate in a first direction. The pressure member is configured to rotate in a second direction so as to allow fixing target to pass between the fixing member and the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140199101 - Fixing apparatus: A fixing apparatus includes a back-up member contacting an inner surface of a cylindrical belt; a roller having an elastic layer and contacting an outer surface of the belt, the roller being cooperative with the back-up member to form a fixing nip between the belt and the roller. A sheet... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140199100 - Fusing device and image forming device comprising the same: A fusing device with improved fusing performance to obtain superior gloss and gloss uniformity. The fusing device includes at least one heat source to generate heat, a fusing belt disposed near the heat source, a rotation unit contacting an outer circumference of the fusing belt, at least one pressurization unit... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140199102 - Fixing member for electrophotographic fixing, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A fixing member for electrophotographic fixing includes a base body; an elastic layer; and an outermost surface releasing layer. The elastic layer and the outermost surface releasing layer are laminated on the base body. The elastic layer is a continuous layer including fibrous filler distributed in a portion of the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140199103 - Image erasing apparatus, image forming apparatus and image erasing method: According to one embodiment, an image erasing apparatus includes an erasing unit to perform erasing processing to a sheet on which a specific pattern is formed with decoloring toner, a reading unit to read an image on the sheet to which the erasing processing is performed by the erasing unit,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140199104 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer belt that transports a toner image, a second transfer member that performs second transfer that transfers the toner image on the intermediate transfer belt to a recording medium, an opposed member that is opposed to the second transfer member, a recording medium... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

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