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Electrophotography

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04/10/2014 > 17 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140099131 - Image forming apparatus, network system comprising the same and method of managing part information of the same: An image forming apparatus, a network system including the same and a management method of parts information of the same capable of matching specific information of an exchangeable part with specific information of the image forming apparatus when the specific information of the exchangeable part is not identical that of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140099132 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, the charging bias supply circuit generates a second charging bias voltage that causes no positive discharge between the charging unit and the photoreceptor drum, during a recovery mode, the charging unit charges the surface of the photoreceptor drum upon application of the second charging bias... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140099133 - Toner image forming device, and image forming apparatus: A toner image forming device includes a first toner image forming section including a charged first image holding member, a first exposing unit that emits light onto the first image holding member to form a latent image thereon, and a first developing unit that develops the latent image by a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140099134 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, the magnetic sensor obtains an output value varying with a magnetic toner amount in a development device. The correlative data storing part prestores correlative data relating to the output value when there is no magnetic toner in the development device and the output value when... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140099135 - Image forming apparatus that transfers toner image onto sheet: An image forming apparatus capable of accurately forming an image in a predetermined position on a sheet. An image forming unit forms a toner image on a drum. The toner image is transferred onto a belt. A motor drives the belt to convey the toner image to a transfer position... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140099136 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing unit that is disposed in a direction intersecting a transport direction in which a recording medium on which an image is formed using an image forming material is transported and that fixes the image forming material onto the recording medium in a noncontact manner... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140099138 - Fixing device temperature control method, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A fixing device temperature control method is performed by a fixing device including a heat conductor contacting and heating an unfixed toner image formed on a recording medium, a heater disposed opposite and heating the heat conductor, and a pressing roller pressed against the heat conductor to form a fixing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140099137 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a light irradiation portion that irradiates a recording medium transported to a predefined position with light, a power supply member that is disposed at a position which is irradiated with light with a first intensity of light emitted from the light irradiation portion in a state... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140099139 - Switching power supply and image forming apparatus equipped with switching power supply: A power supply device including a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, and a switching element connected to the primary winding configured to drive the switching element to output voltage from the secondary winding includes a control unit configured to drive the switching element such that the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140099140 - Electrophotographic color image forming apparatus: A color electrophotographic image forming apparatus is usable with process cartridges that each include an electrophotographic photosensitive drum. The image forming apparatus includes a movable member that is movable between an inside of the main assembly of the apparatus and an outside of the main assembly of the apparatus in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140099141 - Cleaning member, charging device, assembly, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning member includes a shaft body and a spiral portion including a contact portion that is formed on an outer peripheral surface of the shaft body, protrudes spirally, and comes into contact with a body to be cleaned with the rotation of the shaft body, steps that are formed... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140099142 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a unit housed in an apparatus body and configured to contribute to image formation, a driving source disposed in the apparatus body and configured to apply a driving force to the unit, an opening formed in the apparatus body, a door configured to form a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140099143 - Image forming apparatus that ensures an electrical connection between a replacement part and a main body part of the apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming apparatus main body, and a replaceable part detachably attached thereto. The replaceable part is moveable in a first direction to be attached to the image forming apparatus main body and in a second direction to be detached from the image forming apparatus... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140099144 - Process cartridge, electrophotographic image forming apparatus, and electrophotographic photosensitive drum unit: A process cartridge includes a casing, a photosensitive drum having an axis L1, the photosensitive drum being rotatably supported in the casing to permit rotation about the axis L1, and a coupling member having an axis L2, with the coupling member including (i) a first end portion connected to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140099145 - Image recording device: An image recording device includes a pressing force adjusting mechanism that adjusts a pressing force of a developing roller that is provided by an elastic member, against a photoconductive drum. This provides for modification and adjustment of the pressing force of the developing roller that is pressed against the photoconductive... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20140099146 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body and a pressing rotary body disposed opposite the fixing rotary body. A pivotable pressurization member contacts and presses the pressing rotary body against the fixing rotary body. A pressurization pivot is provided on the pressurization member. A depressurization member, pivotable about the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140099147 - Fuser device and image forming apparatus: A fuser device includes a belt part rotating in a tension free state to carry a medium in a medium carrying direction, a first nip forming part arranged inside the belt part, a second nip forming part arranged outside the belt part sandwiching the belt part with the first nip... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

  
04/03/2014 > 43 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140093256 - Image forming apparatus: A light source is provided in the casing and emits a light beam for forming an image. A first sensor receives the light beam emitted by the light source and outputs a light reception signal. A cover opens and closes relative to the casing. A shutter prevents the first sensor... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093257 - Image forming apparatus: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus including a moving member configured to support a first process cartridge and move the first process cartridge to a position for forming an image, and a detection unit configured to detect a state of a second process cartridge, in which the moving... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093258 - 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: Static Control Components, Inc.

20140093259 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a transfer member and a cleaning member. The image forming apparatus: determines whether the electric resistance of a recording medium is low or high; applies a first transfer bias to the transfer member if the electric resistance is low; applies a second... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093260 - Recording material detection apparatus and image forming apparatus: A recording material detection apparatus having a detecting device configured to detect a surface state of a recording material on the basis of reflected light from a surface of the recording material includes a reference surface to be irradiated with light from a light source, the detecting device includes a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093261 - Detection device and image forming apparatus: A detection device includes an irradiation unit that irradiates a medium with first irradiation light, a first optical system that has a first incident surface and changes the first irradiation light into second irradiation light, a second optical system that has a second incident surface and changes the first irradiation... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140093262 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a measurement unit configured to emit light to a measurement target, and measure reflected light from the measurement target; a white reference plate disposed at a position opposed to the measurement unit; an image forming unit configured to form a measurement image on a sheet;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093263 - System and method for controlling multiple light sources of a laser scanning system in an imaging apparatus: An imaging device having a printhead unit which includes a plurality of independently controllable light sources, each light source generating a light beam when activated; a photoconductive surface operable at a plurality of image transfer rates; a scanning device having one or more deflecting surfaces, the scanning device arranged to... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20140093264 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a charging member for charging a surface of a photosensitive member to a first potential, an exposing member for partially exposing the charged surface of the photosensitive member such that a potential of the exposed portions becomes a second potential smaller than the first potential,... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093265 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: an intermediate transfer member configured to transfer the developer images on the plurality of photosensitive members; a secondary transfer member configured to transfer the developer images transferred onto the intermediate transfer member onto a recording sheet; a plurality of primary holding rollers provided to each... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093266 - Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image forming section that includes a fixing device, a power supply controller that controls the fixing device to a power supply state in which power is supplied or a power shut-off state, a switching section that switches a fixing mode to one of a... Agent:

20140093267 - Image forming apparatus and image forming program: There is provided an image forming apparatus including: a formation unit that forms an image using a color material, on a medium; a fusing unit that fixes the image formed on the medium; and a control unit that controls to perform both of a first fusing and a second fusing... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140093268 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a fixing portion for fixing an image, formed on a recording material, on the recording material, wherein the fixing portion includes a heater for generating heat by electric power supplied from a commercial power source; a power source portion for supplying the electric power to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093269 - Air-conditioning unit, image forming apparatus incorporating same, and air-conditioning channel switching method: An air-conditioning unit includes an air conditioner to control air temperature, a first channel to guide air supplied from the air conditioner to a conditioning target, a heat exchange channel through which the air supplied from the air conditioner exchanges heat with the conditioning target, a second channel to guide... Agent:

20140093270 - Process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A process cartridge for an image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum; a cleaning member having a blade contacted to end drum; a sheet contacted to end drum; an end seal provided at an end of a frame and contacted to the drum, end blade and end sheet; and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093271 - Cartridge and image forming apparatus: A cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an image forming apparatus includes: a frame; an accommodating portion, constituted by the frame, for accommodating a developer; a seal portion for preventing the developer from being leaking out from the accommodating portion, wherein the seal portion is formed by injection... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093272 - Cartridge and image forming apparatus: A cartridge includes: a toner accommodating frame including a toner feeding opening communicating with a toner feeding chamber and a toner filling port; a rotatable member; and a toner seal member. The toner seal member includes a first fixed portion and a second fixed portion which are fixed on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093278 - Electrophotographic member, process cartridge and electrophotographic apparatus: The electrophotographic member includes a substrate, an elastic layer, and a surface layer containing a urethane resin, wherein the urethane resin has a partial structure having at least one structure selected from the group consisting of structures of structural formulae (1) to (7) between adjacent two urethane linkages, and the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093277 - Electrophotographic photosensitive member, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus: An electrophotographic photosensitive member that can not easily cause charging lines even where it is an electrophotographic photosensitive member employing as a conductive layer a layer containing metal oxide particles is disclosed. Also disclosed are a process cartridge and an electrophotographic apparatus which have such an electrophotographic photosensitive member. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093274 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus includes: an image formation unit including an image carrier configured to carry a developer image; a drive unit configured to drive the image carrier; a holder provided with the drive unit; a transfer unit located to be opposed to the image carrier and configured to transfer... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140093275 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first process unit and a second process unit. The first process unit includes: a first photosensitive member configured to carry a first developer image to be transferred onto a transfer medium; and a blade member configured to scrape substances attached to a surface of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093273 - Image forming apparatus provided with mechanism to move developing roller relative to photosensitive drum: An image forming apparatus includes a main casing and a cartridge detachably mountable therein. The cartridge includes a photosensitive drum and a developing roller disposed to oppose each other. The main casing includes: a metal frame for supporting the cartridge; a lock member supported to the metal frame and movable... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093276 - Process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A process cartridge and an image forming apparatus are provided. The process cartridge is detachably mountable in an apparatus body of the image forming apparatus, and includes a plurality of photosensitive drums, a first outer side plate which is provided on one side of the photosensitive drums in an axial... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093279 - Image forming apparatus for maintaining positions of photosensitive drums relative to casing: An image forming apparatus includes a cartridge and a casing. The cartridge includes a photosensitive drum, a developing roller, a developing frame, and a drum frame. The developing frame is movable between a contact position and a separated position. A separating member provided on the drum frame acts on the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093281 - Electrophotographic photosensitive member, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus: An electrophotographic photosensitive member in which image deletion is hardly produced, and a process cartridge and electrophotographic apparatus having the electrophotographic photosensitive member are provided. For this, a surface of the electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a plurality of depressed portions and a portion other than the depressed portions, each of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093280 - Positively-charged single-layer electrophotographic photoreceptor and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is a positively-charged electrophotographic photoreceptor which uses a tubular photosensitive layer support base with a wall thickness of (t), wherein (t) is 0.7 mm or less, a chamfer angle (a) of an end surface of the photosensitive layer support base is 30° or more and 60° or less with... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140093282 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, including an image forming unit; a resin-made frame to support the image forming unit; a drive source arranged on a one-end side of a transmission path to generate driving force; a gear arranged on the other-end side of the transmission path to be rotated, while one... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093283 - Charging device: A corona charger conventionally includes a sheet-like shutter and a holding member configured to hold an end of the shutter, and the replacement of a charging electrode is difficult. To solve this problem, the holding member configured to hold the end of the shutter is set to be movable along... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093284 - Systems and methods for ink-based digital printing using liquid immersion development: Ink-based digital printing systems useful for ink printing include a photoreceptor layer configured to receive a layer of liquid immersion fluid. The liquid immersion fluid includes dampening fluid, dispersed solid particles, and charge directors that impart charge to the solid particles. The photoreceptor surface is charged to a uniform potential,... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140093285 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer readable medium: An image forming apparatus includes first and second detection units, first to third image forming units, and first to third specifying units. The first and second detection units receive light reflected from first and second regions irradiated with first light and second light having a small range compared with the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140093286 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus having a system speed of from 400 to 2,000 mm/sec, including an endless rotational member having an elastic layer, to transfer a sheet-shaped medium bearing a toner image; and a transfer electric field forming member facing the rotational member, to form a transfer electric field relative... Agent:

20140093287 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: a rotatable heating member; a belt unit including an endless belt and first and second supporting members; a detector; a rotating mechanism; and a displacing mechanism for permitting displacement, with rotation of the belt unit by the rotating mechanism, of the first supporting member in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093290 - Fixation apparatus and image formation apparatus: A fixation apparatus for fixing a developer image to a recording medium includes: a fixation belt; a heater member configured to generate heat by a resistance heating element and heat the fixation belt; and a pressurization member provided at a position opposed to the fixation belt with the heater member... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140093288 - Fixing device, image forming apparatus with same, and method of assembling fixing device: A fixing device fixes a toner image on a recording medium transported to a fixing nip by applying pressure and heat to the recording medium. The fixing device includes an endless belt formed into a loop with both ends bonded together, the belt accommodating a heat source inside thereof, a... Agent:

20140093289 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has a system velocity of 400 to 1,700 mm/sec and includes a fixing belt including a base layer; a silicon rubber layer; and a fluorine resin layer. A thickness L2 of the fluorine resin layer is in range of 2≦L2≦20 μm. A thickness L1 of the... Agent:

20140093291 - Image heating apparatus: An apparatus includes a coil generating magnetic flux, a rotatable heater generating heat by the flux generated from the coil, for heating an image on a recording material, magnetic cores provided outside the heater and arranged in a rotational axis direction of the heater, a first mover moving at least... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093292 - Image heating apparatus: An apparatus includes a coil generating magnetic flux, a rotatable heater generating heat by the flux generated from the coil, for heating an image on a recording material, magnetic cores provided outside the heater and arranged in a rotational axis direction of the heater, a first mover moving at least... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093293 - Erasing apparatus: An erasing apparatus comprises a detection section configured to detect whether or not a sheet is set in a sheet supplying section, and a storage section configured to store processing information identifying one or more processes to be carried out on the sheet by the erasing apparatus. The erasing apparatus... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140093294 - Image bearing member protecting agent, protective layer forming device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is an image bearing member protecting agent which contains a fatty acid metal salt and an inorganic lubricant, wherein an aspect ratio (average major axis length/average minor axis length) of the inorganic lubricant is 60 to 400, and a mass ratio of the fatty acid metal salt to the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140093295 - Cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a brush to contact a photoconductive member, a roller to contact the brush, and a blade. The blade is located along the roller in a longitudinal direction. The blade has a first portion, a second portion, and a bent portion between the first portion and the... Agent:

20140093296 - Cleaning unit and image forming device having the same: A cleaning unit includes a cleaning member, a storage case, and a transport member. The cleaning member collects waste toner on a surface of the photoconductive drum. The storage case successively stores the waste toner collected by the cleaning member through an inlet. The transport member is provided in the... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20140093297 - Image forming apparatus and method for controlling recording medium conveyance: An image forming apparatus has an intermediate transfer member to which an image on an image bearing member is primarily transferred. The image primarily transferred to the intermediate transfer member is secondarily transferred to a recording medium. The velocity at which the recording medium is conveyed is switched to a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140093298 - Punching apparatus, post-processing apparatus, and image forming apparatus: A post-processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a punching apparatus that has: a punching blade; an orthogonal direction movement portion that moves the punching blade in an orthogonal direction; a converting mechanism that converts rotational movement of a rotation member in a first rotation direction... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

  
03/27/2014 > 64 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20140086597 - Cartridge and image forming apparatus: A cartridge includes: a memory portion; a substrate having the memory portion and an electrical contact; a support portion for supporting the substrate with the electrical contact being exposed; a first movement regulation portion configured to regulate the movement of the substrate ; and a second movement regulation portion configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086596 - Image forming apparatus: An improved image forming apparatus is described which can inhibit the quality of printed images from being degraded. A control unit performs a steering operation to shift an intermediate transfer belt toward a target belt position by controlling the inclination angle of a steering roller. Also, a memory stores the... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140086598 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus contains a registration correction portion correcting an inclination of the sheet of paper by hitting a forward end of the sheet of paper against a pair of registration rollers, a detection portion that detects an amount of deviation in the sheet of paper, a control portion... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140086599 - Development device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A development device includes a developer storage chamber configured to store a developer, a developer carrying member configured to carry the developer, a light transmission member capable of transmitting detection light for detecting a remaining amount of a developer in the developer storage chamber, a shaft member which is provided... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086600 - Method for determining abnormality of temperature sensor and image forming apparatus using the same: A method for determining abnormality of a temperature sensor and the image forming apparatus, the method comprises: detecting an actual temperature of a fixing apparatus and an input voltage; calculating an actual temperature variation amount in a predetermined time period; comparing the detected input voltage and a predetermined voltage; comparing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140086601 - Driving device, cleaning device, charging device, assembly, and image forming apparatus: A driving device includes a drive source that generates a force for moving a cleaning member that cleans an elongated member while moving in a longitudinal direction of the elongated member; an overload limiter disposed between an input side and an output side of a transmission unit that transmits the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086602 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided that includes a controller configured to perform an acquiring operation of acquiring an exposure completion time point when an exposure operation of exposing a photoconductive body using image data has been completed and a trailing-end detecting time point when a detector has detected a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086603 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an endless belt having an outer circumferential surface for conveying a recording sheet; a photosensitive member provided to face the outer circumferential surface of the endless belt; a cleaning member provided to face the outer circumferential surface of the endless belt and configured to clean... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086604 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an image carrier carrying a developer image, a transfer unit for transferring the developer image to a recording medium, a voltage supplying unit for supplying a transfer voltage to the transfer unit, a transfer current measuring unit for measuring a transfer... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140086605 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a transfer unit, and a control unit. The image carrier has a surface to bear a toner image thereon. The transfer unit has a transfer member to transfer the toner image onto a recording sheet conveyed in a conveyance direction for trailing-end... Agent:

20140086607 - Developing device and image forming apparatus including same: A developing device of the present disclosure has a developer bearing member, a toner bearing member, a bias controller. With respect to a duty ratio of the alternating current bias of a polarity with which the toner is moved from the developer bearing member to the toner bearing member, a... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140086606 - Image forming apparatus and bias power supply apparatus and method: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier and the following elements. A charging unit charges the image carrier. An exposure unit exposes the charged image carrier to light and forms an electrostatic latent image. A developing unit generates a developing electric field and develops the electrostatic latent image. A... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086608 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: Disclosed herein are a fixing device and an image forming apparatus including: a rotatable fixing side member; a rear side member that rotates in pressure contact with an outer peripheral surface of the fixing side member, the rear side member forming a fixing nip portion for conveying a sheet on... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140086609 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that sets a second conveyance speed, at which a recording material is conveyed at a heating nip portion, higher than a first conveyance speed, at which the recording material is conveyed at a transfer nip portion, conveys an envelope by the transfer and heating nip portions... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086610 - Method and apparatus for variable gloss reduction: Various variable gloss reduction techniques are disclosed. In one embodiment, a gloss reduction technique is disclosed using a textured roller and a wiper impregnated with fuser oil to create a differential gloss pattern that reduces the gloss of an image printed on a substrate. In one embodiment, a gloss reduction... Agent: Electronics For Imaging, Inc.

20140086611 - Image forming apparatus and bias power supply apparatus and method: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier and the following elements. A charging unit generates a charging electric field and charges the image carrier with the charging electric field. An exposure unit exposes the charged image carrier to light and forms an electrostatic latent image on the image carrier.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086613 - Cartridges including detection member and cover member: Cartridges may include a developing roller, an electrode, a detection member, and a cover member. The developing roller rotates about an axis extending along a first direction. The electrode includes a protrusion that protrudes along the first direction to an end portion. The detection member includes a cover portion, which... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086612 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a heating roller having an electrode to receive power disposed at an outer circumference thereof and a connection unit to supply the power to the heating roller via the electrode. The connection unit includes a connection member connected to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140086614 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a main body including an image forming unit including an image carrying member, a drive force transmission mechanism configured to transmit a drive force to the image carrying member, and a main body configured to support the image forming unit. The main body includes a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086615 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus may includes: an apparatus body; a fixing device removably mounted to the apparatus body and including a first fixing member, a heat generation member which heats the first fixing member, a second fixing member forming a fixing nip between the first fixing member and the second... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086616 - Fixing apparatus: A fixing apparatus includes: first and second rotatable member configured to heat-fix, at a nip therebetween, an unfixed toner image formed on a sheet by using a toner containing a parting agent; a casing, configured to accommodate the first and second rotatable member, including a sheet introducing opening and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086617 - Fixing apparatus: A fixing apparatus includes: first and second rotatable members configured to heat-fix, at a nip therebetween, a toner image of toner containing a parting agent formed on a sheet; a casing, configured to accommodate the first and second rotatable member, including a sheet introducing opening and a sheet discharging opening;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086618 - Cleaning unit, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A cleaning unit for an image forming apparatus includes a frame; a cleaning blade; a first seal sealing between the frame and the blade, provided by injection molding into the frame adjacent to an axial end; and a second seal between the frame and the drum, provided opposing to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086619 - Developing cartridge having frame to which seal is assembled without adhesion: A developing cartridge includes: a frame defining a developer chamber therein for accommodating developer and being formed with an opening elongated in a longitudinal direction for allowing the developer to flow out of the developer chamber; a member assembled to the frame at a position opposite to the developer chamber... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086621 - Cartridge, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A cartridge includes: a toner chamber; and a toner supplying chamber for supplying a toner through a developer supply opening communicating with the toner chamber. The toner chamber includes: a feeding portion, including a rotatable member and a feeding sheet connected with the rotatable member, for feeding the toner from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086620 - Developer accommodating container, developing catridge, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer accommodating container for accommodating a developer includes: a toner seal member for unsealably sealing an opening of the developer accommodating container; an unsealing member, connected to an end portion of the toner seal member, for unsealing the opening by moving at least a part of the toner seal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086622 - Image forming apparatus having casing for maintaining relative positions of photosensitive drums: An image forming apparatus includes a casing, a plurality of photosensitive drums, and a plurality of developing device. The casing includes a first frame and a second frame. The plurality of photosensitive drums is configured to rotate about an axis line extending in an axial direction and juxtaposed at intervals... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086629 - Cartridge: A cartridge detachably mountable to an apparatus body of an image forming apparatus, includes a grip member that is provided on the frame member for gripping the cartridge when the cartridge is mounted on or dismounted from the apparatus body, the grip member including a first molded member that is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086624 - Cleaning blade, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a cleaning blade including a contacting corner portion which comes in contact with and cleans a surface of a member to be cleaned moving relative to the cleaning blade, a tip surface which configures one side with the contacting corner portion and faces an upstream side of the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086626 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a main body including a fixing portion, a cartridge including a photosensitive member, a transfer unit disposed facing the photosensitive member of the cartridge, and a separation member configured to separate the photosensitive member from the transfer unit and including a fixing portion. The cartridge... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086625 - Image forming apparatus having process cartridge detachably mounted therein: In an image forming apparatus, a cartridge is detachably mounted in a frame, the cartridge being located at a mounted position in the frame when the image forming apparatus is packaged with the cartridge mounted in the frame, the mounted position being defined in the frame in a mounting direction,... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086623 - Image forming apparatus with cartridge support: An image forming apparatus, includes: a main body frame; a process cartridge which comprises a driven gear unit which is driven to form a visible image on an image carrying body; and a bracket device which comprises a bracket main body which is coupled to the main body frame, a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140086627 - Image forming apparatus, cartridge and image forming apparatus system: A cartridge for an image forming apparatus including a movable member is provided with a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion movable between a first position and a second position, the cartridge includes a first engaged portion engageable with the first engaging portion; and a second engaged portion... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086628 - Image forming apparatus, cartridge and image forming apparatus system: A process cartridge detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus includes a contact portion contactable to a first movable member of the apparatus in the process of mounting the cartridge to the image forming apparatus, wherein the contact portion passes the first movable member in the inserting direction, and the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086630 - Process cartridge: A process cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a rotatable photosensitive drum; a charging roller for contacting and electrically charging the drum; a spacer for supporting a rotation shaft of the charging roller to space the drum from the charging roller; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086631 - Process unit: A process unit includes a drum frame supporting a photoconductor drum and a development frame supporting a development roller. The development cartridge is swingably supported by the drum frame at a coupling joint provided at a first side of the development frame and a support portion provided at a second... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086633 - Dismounting and mounting methods for coupling and electrophotogphaphic photosensitive drum unit: An electrophotographic photosensitive drum unit includes a cylinder having a photosensitive layer at an outer periphery thereof and a drum flange provided at one end of the cylinder. The drum flange includes at least two projections provided inside of the drum flange and projected radially inwardly of the drum flange,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086632 - Dismounting and mounting methods for coupling and electrophotographic photosensitive drum unit: A coupling member dismounting method including an inclining step of inclining a coupling member relative to a rotational axis of a drum flange, wherein the coupling member includes a spherical portion mounted to a rear end portion of a rotating force receiving member by a pin penetration. The method also... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086634 - Rotational force transmitting part: An electrophotographic photosensitive drum unit includes (a) a cylinder having a photosensitive layer at an outer periphery thereof and (b) a drum flange provided at one end of the cylinder, with the drum flange including at least two projections provided inside of the drum flange and projected radially inwardly of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086635 - Cartridge having contact member to mitigate damage to cartridge frame: A cartridge includes: a frame defining a chamber for storing developer therein; a rotary body configured to be rotatably supported to the frame; and a contact member. The rotary body includes: a metal shaft extending in an axial direction, the frame extending in the axial direction; and a cover portion... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086636 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus includes a separating member, which is provided between a light emitting device and a drum bearing portion, for supporting the light emitting device to a separated position when the cartridge is shipped while being packed together, the separating member being provided to a regulating member for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086637 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a chassis, a cover, photosensitive members, an intermediate transfer belt, primary-transfer members, a secondary-transfer roller, a first feed roller, a cleaner device, a waste toner container, which is movable along the predetermined direction to be removably installed in the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086638 - Developing device: A developing device includes: a developing frame having an opening; a developing roller that is arranged to the opening and is configured to carry developer; a supply roller configured to supply the developer to the developing roller, and a layer thickness regulation member configured to regulate a layer thickness of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086639 - Image forming apparatus, toner case and drive transmission mechanism: An image forming apparatus includes a toner case containing a toner and an installed member in which the toner case is installed. The toner case has a case main body in which rotating members are installed, and a following coupling. The case main body has a discharge port discharging the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140086640 - Developer container: A developer container including: a housing including an inner surface that defines a filling port for filling developer; a cap mounted to the housing and sealing the filling port; and an agitating member having a rotary shaft and configured to be rotated about the rotary shaft to agitate the developer... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086641 - Two-component developer, developing device, and image forming apparatus: A two-component developer includes toner and a magnetic carrier. The two-component developer is used in a developing device including a circular cylindrical developer transporting member that is disposed so as to be separated by 125 μm to 250 μm from a latent image carrier that rotates. The two-component developer is... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086642 - Developing cartridges with fixed protrusions and manufacturing method thereof: Developing cartridges include a main body, a developer transport member, and a developer thickness regulating member. The main body includes a first and second side portions separated from each other along a direction. The developer thickness regulating member regulates a developer thickness and extends in a direction between the first... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086643 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first transportation unit for transporting a medium; a second transportation unit including a first transportation member and a second transportation member disposed on both sides of a transportation path of the medium on a downstream side of the first transportation unit in a transportation... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140086644 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device may include a first fixing member, and a second fixing member, and may be configured to heat-fix a developer image on a recording sheet at a fixing nip formed between the first fixing member and the second fixing member. The fixing device may further include a charge-removing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086645 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, a heating member for heating a recording sheet and a pressuring member disposed below the heating member are supported by a fixing unit frame. A noncontact temperature sensor disposed facing the heating member detects a temperature of the heating member without contacting the heating member.... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086646 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided in which an application of air for separating a sheet from a fixing section can be performed in a stable manner with an appropriate air quantity and air velocity. In the image forming apparatus, a control section sets, on the basis of an individual... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140086647 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus comprising first and second rotatable members for heating a toner image therebetween; an endless belt for heating the first rotatable member while being rotated by the first rotatable member; first and second rollers provided inside the endless belt in this order along a rotational moving direction... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086648 - Fixing device: A fixing device configured to thermally fix a developing agent image to a recording sheet includes a fixing belt having a tubular shape defining an inner space, a heat generating member and a nip plate which are disposed in the inner space, and a rotating member disposed outside the inner... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086649 - Fixing device: A fixing device configured to thermally fix a developing agent image to a recording sheet includes a fixing belt having a tubular shape defining an inner space, a heat generating member, a nip member, and a stay which are disposed in the inner space of the fixing belt, and a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086650 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device and An image forming apparatus include: a first pressure roller having an elastic layer in a surface layer section; a fixing belt wound on the elastic layer of the first pressure roller; a second pressure roller that presses the elastic layer of the first pressure roller via... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140086651 - Slide member for fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A slide member for a fixing device includes a fluororesin layer having a slide surface dotted with recesses. The recesses in the slide surface are arranged in an array having parallel hexagons as unit cells.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086652 - Fixation member and fixation apparatus having the fixation member: The present invention provides a fixation member which exhibits enhanced wear resistance and sliding property between the peripheral surface of the fixation member and a pressure member, which can reduce driving torque at a fixation unit, and which does not cause stick slipping even in a high-load operational mode, and... Agent: Nok Klueber Co., Ltd.

20140086653 - Cleaning blade, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a cleaning blade having at least a portion that comes in contact with a member to be cleaned is configured of a member that contains polyurethane rubber, and that has an endothermic peak top temperature obtained by differential scanning calorimetry in a range of from 180° C. to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086655 - Cleaning blade, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: o

20140086656 - Cleaning blade, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a cleaning blade for cleaning a surface of an image holding member, including a contact member that contacts the surface of the image holding member at a corner portion of a tip end of the cleaning blade, wherein, when the position of the corner portion in a state... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086654 - Image forming apparatus, and process cartridge: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a developing device which accommodates a toner which contains at least one type of external additive having an average particle size of 0.02 μm or greater, and toner particles having a surface with the external additive externally added thereto, and forms... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140086657 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier onto which toner images formed by an image forming part are sequentially transferred so as to overlap one another and form a toner image thereupon, a transfer part transferring the toner image onto a transfer material conveyed thereto, a conveyance part conveying... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140086659 - Configuration for an image forming apparatus having an upright recording medium storage unit: An image forming apparatus includes a recording sheet storage unit for storing recording sheets substantially in an upright position, an image forming unit which forms an image on a recording sheet conveyed from the recording sheet storage unit, and a recording sheet receiving unit for storing the recording sheet conveyed... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086658 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet, a first frame having a plate-like shape and made of metal, the first frame being configured to support the image forming unit, a second frame arranged on an opposite side, with respect to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

  
03/20/2014 > 49 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20140079411 - Image forming system: A user-friendly image forming system is described which can notify users of the situation of sheets remaining on conveying routes when a paper jam occurs. The image forming system includes a conveyance unit for conveying sheets, a display unit for displaying information, a jam determination unit for determining if a... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140079412 - Determination of effective amount of remaining life of toner cartridge: An image forming system includes at least one toner cartridge, an image forming unit, and a cartridge life determination module. The toner cartridge may include toner and at least one component. The image forming unit may selectively form an image in one of a low coverage mode and a high... Agent: Hewlett-packard Dvelopment Company, L.p.

20140079414 - Developer replenishing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An apparatus has a controller that controls a first supply mode in which a drive portion is driven under a first drive condition based on a detection result of a developer detection portion in an executable manner, in a case where the controller detects the absence of developer even when... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079416 - Developer storage unit, development device, process cartridge, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A developer storage unit includes a receiving portion which is provided on a rotating shaft, and configured to receive a developer falling from a conveyance member.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079415 - Developing device, process cartridge, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer storage chamber configured to store developer to be supplied to the development chamber, a partition configured to separate a development chamber and the developer storage chamber and having an opening allowing communication between the developer storage chamber and the development chamber, and a protruding... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079413 - System and methods for using toner shape factor to control toner concentration: System and methods for controlling toner properties in a two component development system through the toner shape factor. In particular, the present embodiments provide a method for controlling toner concentrations by tailoring the circularity value ranges of the toner particles to prevent dysfunctions and provide a more robust and optimized... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140079417 - Printing apparatus and control method therefor: In a printing apparatus having full-color and monochrome print processes and a method therefor, whether a page to be printed is color or monochrome is checked. The presence of an immediately preceding page which is successively printed before a page to be printed that is determined to be monochrome, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079418 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a power source to output a voltage having an alternating waveform to transfer a toner image from an image bearing member to a recording medium. A time-averaged value (Vave) of the voltage has a polarity in a transfer direction, in which the toner image is... Agent:

20140079419 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a charging bias application section, a static eliminating bias application section, and a control section. In the case where the image forming unit causes an image carrier to be rotated without forming an electrostatic latent image on the image carrier, the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140079420 - Wet-type image forming apparatus: A wet-type image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a toner developer layer, and a toner amount detection unit. The toner amount detection unit includes a light-emitting unit and a light-receiving unit. The wavelength characteristics of a light emission intensity of the light-emitting unit and light reception sensitivity of the... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140079423 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product for causing a computer to execute the method: An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier; a toner image forming unit that forms a toner image on the image carrier; a transfer unit that transfers the toner image on the image carrier to a transfer target having ridges and valleys on a surface thereof; an adjusting unit that... Agent:

20140079421 - Transfer device, image forming apparatus, and power supply control method: A transfer device includes a power supply control unit, a direct-current (DC) power supply, an alternating-current (AC) power supply, and a transfer unit. The power supply control unit controls a first control signal for controlling a DC voltage and a second control signal for controlling an AC voltage based on... Agent:

20140079422 - Transfer device, method for performing the same and image forming device: A transfer device comprising: a load including a transferring unit, the transferring unit being configured to transfer an image on a transferable material; a direct current source connected to the load and configured to apply a direct voltage to the load; and an alternating current source connected between the load... Agent:

20140079424 - Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body, a heat shield movably disposed opposite the fixing rotary body, an opposed body contacting the fixing rotary body to form a nip therebetween through which a recording medium is conveyed, and a temperature detector to detect a temperature of at least one... Agent:

20140079425 - Heater control device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A heater control device that performs phase control of AC power and supplies phase-controlled power to a heater, the heater control device including: a control unit configured to, in the phase control, gradually increase an on-duty ratio until a target power amount is supplied to the heater; and a judgment... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140079428 - Image forming apparatus, host apparatus, server, and method of performing image forming job thereof: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit, an interface unit which is connected to a host apparatus and at least one of other image forming apparatuses, an image forming unit which prints image data received through the interface unit, and a controller which, if image data is received when... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140079426 - Method an apparatus for managing a printing system: An approach is provided for managing a printing system. The approach involves determining at least one printer of the printing system is capable of at least five-color printing. The approach also involves determining a print job to be processed by the printing system includes using a custom colorant. The approach... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140079427 - Method and system for efficient duplex printing: An imaging device, including one or more imaging units for use in transferring toner to media sheets, one of the imaging units being a black imaging unit for transferring black toner; a media transport path having a duplex path, the duplex path having at least one set of rollers for... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20140079429 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a power supply circuit, at least one motor configured to receive electric power from the power supply circuit, a photosensitive body configured to be rotated by the motor for forming an image on a sheet, a charger configured to charge the photosensitive body, a high... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079430 - Developing cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developing cartridge includes a housing including first and second sidewalls; a developing roller, received by the sidewalls, and rotatable about a first axis line; a coupling rotatable about a second axis line parallel with the first axis line, wherein the coupling transfers rotational force to the developing roller, the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079431 - Charging device, image forming apparatus, and charging unit: A charging device includes a discharge electrode configured to charge a surface of an image carrier; a charging device body including an opening portion that is provided so as to surround the discharge electrode and be opposed to a surface of the image carrier across a longitudinal direction of the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20140079432 - Developer accommodating container, developer accommodating unit, process catridge, electrophotographic image forming apparatus: A fixing portion 18c for suppressing movement of a developer bag 16 when the developer bag 16 is unsealed by moving a sealing member 19 is provided. By this, unsealing becomes easy.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079433 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a first side frame and a second side frame facing each other and supporting a part of the image forming portion, a lower frame connecting the first side frame and the second side frame below the image forming portion, a lower... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079434 - Transfer device and image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, includes: a main body; a cover configured to be provided so as to be capable of being opened and closed with respect to the main body; an attachment unit configured to be provided on the cover; a unit configured to be attached to the attachment unit;... Agent:

20140079435 - Novel reactive compound, charge transporting film, photoelectric conversion device, electrophotographic photoreceptor and method of producing the same, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus:

20140079436 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus having: a rotating member adapted to support an image; a first drive source configured to generate a drive force; a transmission mechanism configured to transmit the generated drive force toward the rotating member, the mechanism including an upstream gear and a downstream gear configured to receive... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140079437 - Illuminator and image reading device and image forming apparatus having the same: An image forming apparatus employing an illuminator configured to irradiate light to a photosensitive body to change a level of electrical potential of the photosensitive body. The illuminator includes at least one light source configured to generate light and a light guide configured to guide the light received from the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140079439 - Volumetric toner cartridge having driven detachable toner platform: A toner cartridge for an imaging apparatus having a housing including two opposed end walls and an elongated body therebetween and an exit port. An inner surface of the body defines a toner reservoir that is in communication with the exit port. A drive shaft is rotatably mounted within the... Agent:

20140079438 - Volumetric toner cartridge having driven toner platform: A toner cartridge for an imaging apparatus having a housing including two opposed end walls and an elongated body therebetween and an exit port. An inner surface of the body defines a toner reservoir that is communication with the exit port. A drive shaft is rotatably mounted within the housing.... Agent:

20140079440 - Volumetric toner cartridge having removable exit paddle: A toner cartridge for an electrophotographic device including a housing having a reservoir that is in fluid communication with an exit port. A first end wall has a recess on an inner surface thereof in fluid communication with the reservoir and the exit port. A partially threaded drive shaft has... Agent:

20140079441 - Volumetric toner cartridge having toner agitators: A toner cartridge for an imaging device having a housing having a toner reservoir and an exit port in fluid communication with the toner reservoir. A drive shaft rotatably mounts within the toner reservoir. A toner platform is movably coupled to the drive shaft and is nonrotatable but slidable relative... Agent:

20140079442 - Developing member, process cartridge and electrophotographic apparatus: A high quality developing member that is excellent in deformation recovery property under a high temperature and that also satisfies filming resistance under a low temperature is provided. The developing member of the present invention includes a mandrel, an elastic layer formed on the outer periphery surface of the mandrel,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079443 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, including: an image forming unit configured to form toner images on an image bearing member and toner patterns for detecting a relative position of the toner images; a detection unit having a light emission unit and a light receiving unit configured to receive reflection light from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079444 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: image-forming units of multiple colors that form images on an image carrier in such a manner that the images are overlaid on one another, and a determination unit that determines necessity of position alignment correction of an image of each color accompanying image formation in... Agent:

20140079445 - Intermediate transfer belt and producing method the same, and image forming apparatus: An intermediate transfer belt including a base layer, and an elastic layer on the base layer containing spherical particles on a surface thereof and containing an elastic layer ingredient, wherein the elastic layer contains a fatty acid in an amount of 0.001 parts by mass to 0.040 parts by mass... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140079446 - Biaryl polycarbonate intermediate transfer members: An intermediate transfer member that includes biaryl polycarbonates, an optional polysiloxane, and an optional conductive filler component.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140079447 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a pair of fixing members and a guide member. The guide member includes a guide plate having a guide surface, a back surface when the guide surface is defined as a front surface, and holes that are spaced apart from each other in a widthwise direction... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079448 - Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a first cleaning roller that contacts a member to be cleaned and that rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter to be removed to adhere to the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079449 - Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a supporting member; a first cleaning roller that contacts a member to be cleaned and that rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter to be removed to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079451 - Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a first cleaning roller and a second cleaning roller. The first cleaning roller contacts a member to be cleaned and rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079452 - Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a first cleaning roller and a second cleaning roller. The first cleaning roller contacts a member to be cleaned, rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079450 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a pair of fixing members that contact each other and that rotate or circulate, and that heat and press a sheet to fix the toner image to the sheet, the pair of fixing members being such that at least one of the pair of fixing members... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079453 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body and a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotary body. A heat shield is movable in a circumferential direction of the fixing rotary body and interposed between the heater and the fixing rotary body to shield the fixing rotary body from the heater.... Agent:

20140079455 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device included in an image forming apparatus includes a fixing rotary body, a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotary body, an opposed body contacting an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotary body, a reflector disposed opposite the heater, and a heat shield disposed between the heater and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140079454 - Heat-generation belt, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: An endless heat-generation belt 10 includes a heat-generation layer 11 and a pair of metal electrodes 12 and 12. The heat-generation layer 11 is composed of an electroconductive resin composition and the heat-generation layer 11 can be heated by supplying electricity. The metal electrode 12 is bonded to the heat-generation... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140079456 - Image forming apparatus for performing a document reading operation and a printing operation in parallel: When images of a plurality of document sheets are to be read and formed on a plurality of recording materials, an image forming apparatus performs control to convey a document sheet and a recording material at one of a recording material conveyance speed and a document conveyance speed, whichever is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079457 - Image forming apparatus with automatic document feeder: An image forming apparatus performs control to parallelly achieve document image reading by a reading unit and image formation by an image forming unit for forming on a recording material a document image read by the reading unit.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079458 - Sheet material identification device and method, and image forming apparatus: A sheet material identification device includes a humidity adjuster, a detector, and a controller. The humidity adjuster adjusts the humidity of a sheet material by causing the sheet material to either release or absorb moisture. The detector detects the humidity of the sheet material before and after the adjustment of... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140079459 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a pair of fixing members that contact each other and that rotate or circulate, and that heat and press a sheet that is transported with a toner image being carried thereby and that is interposed between the fixing members, to fix the toner image to the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

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