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Electrophotography

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02/05/2015 > 32 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories.

20150037049 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image bearing members, replaceable development units, replaceable toner replenishing members, toner supply units, and a control unit. The development units are each provided for a corresponding one of the plurality of image bearing members. The toner replenishing members are each provided for... Agent:

20150037050 - Removable device and image forming apparatus: A removable device is removably attachable to an image forming apparatus main body. The removable device includes an information storage device, a holder, and a low frictional structure. The information storage device includes: an information storage unit that stores information to be communicated between the apparatus main body and the... Agent:

20150037051 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a developing unit configured to develop an electrostatic latent image, a mounting detection unit configured to detect that a container T is mounted on a mounting unit, a driving unit configured to rotate the container T, a rotation detection unit configured to detect rotation information... Agent:

20150037052 - Image heating apparatus for heating toner image on sheet: In an image heating apparatus including heat generating members arranged along a longitudinal direction of a belt, when an image heating operation is performed on a recording material having a width which is smaller than a maximum width of the recording material usable in the image heating apparatus, the heat... Agent:

20150037053 - Sheet determination apparatus using ultrasonic wave transmitting unit or reception unit: A protection member is arranged such that the distance from an opening plane of a reception guide to the center of the protection member is half of the distance from the opening plane of the reception guide to the surface of a reception vibration member. In other words, the arrangement... Agent:

20150037054 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer; a toner image forming unit, a transfer unit, a detector, and a controller. The toner image forming unit forms a plurality of types of density detection patterns on the surface of the image bearer in mutually-different positions in a surface-movement direction of... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20150037055 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes image forming means for forming an image on a sheet; fixing means for fixing an image formed on a sheet; detecting means for detecting a temperature of the fixing means; and controlling means for controlling an image formation start timing in accordance with an output... Agent:

20150037056 - Electronic apparatus and image forming apparatus: An electronic apparatus includes a thermopile array sensor, a reflector, and a temperature detection unit. The thermopile array sensor includes a plurality of thermopile elements arranged in a two-dimensional array pattern and a temperature detection surface divided into a plurality of predetermined regions aligned in vertical and horizontal directions, and... Agent:

20150037057 - Toner-density calculating method, reflective optical sensor, reflective optical sensor device, and image forming apparatus: A toner density is calculated from outputs of light-receiving elements based on a difference between a reflection property of a supporting member and a reflection property of a toner pattern. Light-emitting elements aligned in one direction that is inclined to a sub-direction emit a detection light in such a manner... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150037059 - Chip contact mechanism and developer cartridge: Disclosed is a chip contact mechanism for a developer cartridge. The chip contact mechanism comprises a chip holder movably provided on the developer cartridge and a lever for enabling the chip holder to move. The chip holder is provided with a chip installation position. A return member is provided between... Agent:

20150037058 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus comprises an opening and closing cover, a cover fulcrum shaft, a roller shaft, and a grounding member. The cover fulcrum shaft pivotably supports the opening and closing cover. The roller shaft is disposed on the opening and closing cover. The grounding member has a first portion... Agent:

20150037060 - Image forming apparatus and manufacturing method for the same: An image forming apparatus, comprising: a frame body to which an attachment unit is detachably attachable, the attachment unit being configured to have an input electrode and to be used for image formation on a recording medium; a power source substrate configured to have an output electrode for outputting a... Agent:

20150037061 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer belt, a cooling chamber to cool the intermediate transfer belt, a fixing section, a cooling fan, and a frame. The cooling chamber is defined immediately above the intermediate transfer belt. The fixing section is arranged on one side of the cooling chamber... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150037062 - Belt cleaning device and image forming apparatus with same: A belt cleaning device is a device for an endless belt which has a bearing surface for bearing a toner image, and includes a cleaning unit and a toner rubbing portion. The cleaning unit is arranged to face the bearing surface and removes residual toner remaining on the bearing surface.... Agent:

20150037063 - Transfer unit and image forming apparatus: A transfer unit includes: a transfer belt mounted over a plurality of rollers to run to transfer toner images on a plurality of image carriers to a front side of the transfer belt; transfer rollers provided for the respective image carriers to give a transfer potential to the transfer belt... Agent:

20150037065 - Cartridge and image forming apparatus: In a cartridge provided with an electrode portion for connecting a main assembly contact and process means by injecting an electroconductive resin into a frame, in order to simplify structures of the frame and the electrode portion and to improve an assembling property of the cartridge and an electrode property... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150037064 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has a plurality of photoconductive drums, a drawer configured to be movable with holding the plurality of photoconductive drums, a pair of frames arranged on both sides of the photoconductive drums. The frames have first supporting parts configured to movably support the drawer, a belt unit... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150037068 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus may include: a process cartridge, an apparatus body and a spacing member. The process cartridge may be detachably mountable to the apparatus body and include a photosensitive unit having a photosensitive member, a developing unit having a developing roller, and a driving input part into which... Agent:

20150037067 - Image forming device: In an image forming device, a retaining member is configured to retain a plurality of cartridges juxtaposedly arrayed in a prescribed direction. The retaining member is configured to move in the prescribed direction between a mounted position in which the retaining member is mounted in the main casing and a... Agent:

20150037066 - Process unit and image forming apparatus provided with the same: A process unit includes a first shaft portion at a first end of a photoreceptor drum that is fitted into a hole of a first receiving portion so as to move the photoreceptor drum from a front side of a mounting space to the inside of the mounting space. The... Agent:

20150037069 - Electrophotographic photosensitive member and image forming apparatus: wherein R1 to R5 may be the same or different and each represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 12 carbon atoms and optionally having an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group having... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150037070 - Printing using a metal-surface charging element: Techniques related to printing using a metal-surface charging element. A printing system includes a metal-surface charging element and a power supply. The charging element is disposed to deposit electric charge on an imaging surface. The power supply may provide electric power with an alternating current (AC) component and a direct... Agent:

20150037071 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a single driving source for driving each of first and second supply containers; and a drive switching device. The drive switching device includes: a rotatable driving member; a rotatable swinging member rotatable by rotation of the rotatable driving member and swingable between a first connected... Agent:

20150037072 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a developing unit configured to develop using toner an electrostatic latent image formed on a photosensitive member, a mounting unit to which a container is mounted, the container including a containing unit configured to contain toner and a pump unit, and performing a supplying operation... Agent:

20150037073 - Developing apparatus: A developing apparatus includes a developer carrying sleeve for carrying a developer to a position opposing an image bearing drum, wherein said sleeve is provided with a plurality of groove portions extending in an axial direction of said sleeve; and a developing bias voltage applying device for applying a developing... Agent:

20150037074 - Developing unit and electrophotographic image forming apparatus employing the same: A developing unit employing a two-component developing agent is shown. The developing unit includes a first regulating member, a second regulating member, and a third regulating member forming first, second, and third regulating gaps respectively with a developing roller. The third regulating member forms a recovery path for recovering excessive... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150037075 - Image forming apparatus: To satisfy a relationship of Rv>Rs, where Rv is resistance in the thickness direction of an intermediate transfer belt and Rs is resistance in the circumferential direction of the intermediate transfer belt over the distance between an image carrier located most upstream and an image carrier located most downstream in... Agent:

20150037076 - Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus: A fixing apparatus includes a pressing unit, a belt unit disposed to be pressed by the pressing unit and including a conductive layer, and a magnetic flux generation unit configured to generate a magnetic flux that causes the conductive layer to generate heat. The conductive layer has ends that are... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150037078 - Fixing device: The present invention provides a fixing device including a flexible cylindrical rotary member and an inner-surface opposing portion that opposes an inner surface of the rotary member at an end portion of the rotary member in a generatrix direction. The inner-surface opposing portion moves upstream in a recording material conveying... Agent:

20150037077 - Image fixing device and image forming apparatus having the same: Disclosed herein are an image fixing device and an image forming apparatus having the same. The image fixing device includes a fixing belt which is rotatably disposed, and a pressure roller which is disposed to be opposite to the fixing belt and thus to press an outer circumferential surface of... Agent: Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd.

20150037079 - Image forming apparatus and cleaning method: There is provided an image forming apparatus including a paper feed tray configured to accommodate at least one sheet, a paper feed roller configured to send the sheet from the paper feed tray, and a cleaning member at the paper feed tray, the cleaning member being configured to clean a... Agent:

20150037080 - Sheet processing apparatus for applying post process to sheet: A sheet processing apparatus that is capable of setting a sheet conveyance distance from a first detection to a second detection according to a sheet length. A sensor unit on which first and second sensors are arranged in a sheet width direction to detect a side end of a sheet... Agent:

  
01/29/2015 > 26 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20150030341 - Color image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive section driven to rotate, a light emission unit configured to emit light to form electrostatic latent images on the photosensitive section, a process section configured to form images on the photosensitive section, a detection unit configured to detect an output generated via the... Agent:

20150030342 - Transfer device and image forming apparatus: A transfer device includes a first-transfer power supply that includes a direct-current power supply and an alternating-current power supply, and a first-transfer member that transfers a toner image formed on an outer peripheral surface of an image carrier to a receiving member from which the toner image is transferred to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150030343 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing section that includes rotatable members arranged to form a nip area through which a strip-shaped medium passes, and heaters that heat the rotatable members; and a control section. The fixing section applies heat and pressure to a toner image that is formed on the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150030344 - Image forming apparatus with function to measure gloss level: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit, a gloss level measuring section, and a fixation condition setting section. The gloss level measuring section measures a gloss level of an image portion and a gloss level of a non-image portion in a recording medium after fixation, and separately measures, as... Agent:

20150030345 - Fuser and image forming apparatus: A fuser includes a pressure application part that applies pressure to a medium for forming a print image; an annular body rotatably supported for carrying the medium for applying heat to the medium for forming the print image; a fuser part heat generation body arranged for generating heat to apply... Agent:

20150030346 - Image forming apparatus and non-transitory recording medium having recorded therein temperature control program for use in image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus forms a toner image of text on a recording sheet based on PDL data prescribing text data and one or more print conditions of thereof, and thermally fixes the toner image, and includes: condition acquisition unit analyzing the PDL data to acquire, as the conditions, one... Agent:

20150030347 - Developing cartridge: A process cartridge, which includes a developing cartridge and a photosensitive cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus including a driving force output part and a feeding part, is provided. The developing cartridge includes a developer carrier, a first electrode provided at one side thereof, and a driving force... Agent:

20150030348 - Image forming apparatus: An image-forming apparatus comprising a fuser assembly including a heating roller and a pressure roller for fixing a non-fixed image on paper, a duct located in the vicinity of the fuser assembly in parallel to an axis line of the heating roller, an exhaust outlet located on a first side... Agent:

20150030349 - Cleaning device and image forming apparatus: A cleaning device includes a first cleaning section and a second cleaning section. The first cleaning section applies, to a first collecting roller, a voltage for electrostatically attaching toner oppositely charged at a first foamed roller to the first collecting roller from the first foamed roller. The second cleaning section... Agent:

20150030350 - Process cartridge and image forming apparatus including the same: A process cartridge includes a first cartridge and a second cartridge. The first cartridge includes a first wall having a first opening, a first shutter configured to open and close the first opening, and a first operating portion configured to operate together with the first shutter. The second cartridge is... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150030352 - Image forming apparatus, supporting member and cleaning device: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a development device, a transferring device, a static eliminating device, a cleaning device, a separating claw and a static elimination assisting device. On the image carrier, an electrostatic latent image is formed. The development device develops the electrostatic latent image by a... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150030351 - Static eliminating device and image forming apparatus: A static eliminating device includes a light emitting part and an optical path providing part. The light emitting part emits a static eliminating light to a surface of an image carrier. The optical path providing part includes a reflecting face reflecting the static eliminating light and a radiation end from... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150030353 - Torque receiving assembly, photosensitive drum and process cartridge: A torque receiving assembly, a photosensitive drum and a process cartridge having such torque receiving assembly. The torque receiving assembly having a body having an axis and having an accommodating chamber; a driven shaft disposed coaxially with the body, the driven shaft including a guide stem and a coupling head... Agent: Print-rite. Unicorn Image Products Co., Ltd. Of Zhuhai

20150030354 - Development device, and image forming apparatus: A development device includes a developer container 2 that can store developer, a conveyance portion arranged rotatable in a storage portion formed with a discharge opening, and conveying the developer toward an end, on which the discharge opening is formed, in the longitudinal direction, a conveyance screw including a return... Agent:

20150030355 - Image forming apparatus and toner case: This image formation device is provided with a toner case (6), a developer body (83) and a developer (12). The toner case (6) includes a case body (22) having a discharge port (35), and a case-side shutter (28) for opening and closing the discharge port (35). A replenishing port (88)... Agent:

20150030356 - Charge blade having multiple contact point metering: A charge blade meters and applies an electrical charge to toner while the toner is on a development roll. The end portion of the charge blade comprises a first curved surface and a second curved surface touching the development roll. The first curved surface has a smaller radius and is... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150030357 - Belt unit and image forming apparatus: A belt unit is provided with an endless belt, a driving roller, and a pair of guide ribs. The driving roller is disposed on an inner peripheral surface side of the endless belt and drives the endless belt. The pair of guide ribs is placed on each opposite widthwise end... Agent:

20150030358 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressing member and a separating member. The fixing member is provided with a sheet passing region through which a recording medium is passed and a non-sheet passing region arranged outside the sheet passing region. The pressing member comes in pressure-contact with the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150030359 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressing member and a separating member. The fixing member is provided with a sheet passing region and a non-sheet passing region. The separating member has a separating plate and a restricting piece. The restricting piece is provided with a curving surface on... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150030361 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes an endless fixing belt, a first roller provided on an inner circumference side of the fixing belt, a second roller provided on the inner circumference side of the fixing belt and located upstream of the first roller in a conveying direction of a recording medium, a... Agent:

20150030360 - Fixing device, heating device, image forming apparatus, and method of manufacturing heating device: A fixing device includes a fixing member that fixes a toner image to a recording medium, a pressure member that forms, together with the fixing member, a pressure portion through which the recording medium carrying the toner image yet to be fixed passes, and a heating member including a heating... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150030362 - Image fixing device and image forming apparatus having the same: An image fixing device includes a heat source configured to generate heat, a fixing belt heated by the heat source and disposed to be rotatable, a rotational member disposed to be opposite to the fixing belt and to press a printing medium to the fixing belt, and a supporting member... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20150030363 - Fixing member, fixer and image forming apparatus: A cylindrical fixing member includes a substrate; an elastic layer overlying the substrate; an outermost surface release layer overlying the elastic layer; and a heat source inside. The elastic layer includes a carbon fiber and has a heat diffusivity (X) not less than 1.0×10−6 m2/s in a direction of a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150030364 - Image forming apparatus and lubricant application method: An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a rotative image carrier and transferring the image onto an object, including: a cleaning unit removing a residual material from the image carrier; and a lubricant applying unit applying lubricant to a circumferential surface of the image carrier, the lubricant applying... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20150030365 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus capable of preventing a paper jam in an arc-shaped sheet passing path for turning around a sheet and transporting the sheet in a double-sided transporting path. In this apparatus, a double-sided sheet passing path is formed so as to include: an arc-shaped interval that... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150030366 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion, a curling correction portion, a curling direction determination portion, and a rotation control portion. The image forming portion forms an image on a recording medium. The curling direction determination portion determine a direction of curling in a recording medium in which... Agent:

  
01/22/2015 > 38 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20150023675 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, a controller includes a memory stores control parameters for use in adjustment to be made in at least one of a print density and a color alignment in accordance with a surrounding condition, a print-mode execution module executes a print-mode process of causing the image... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150023676 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus applies electrical charge to an image carrier surface of a photosensitive body during a period between light exposure scanning for successive pages, and performs a first control such that rotation distance of the photosensitive body during the period is shorter than circumferential length thereof. The image... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.,

20150023677 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, comprising: an attachment unit to which a load for image formation is attached; an applying circuit configured to apply an applying voltage to the load; a voltage detection circuit configured to detect the applying voltage; a current detection unit configured to detect a load current; and... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150023679 - Image forming apparatus: In a constitution in which a power source exclusively for primary-transfer is omitted and a predetermined voltage is generated in an intermediary transfer member, in a test mode in which a test voltage is applied to a secondary-transfer member in advance in order to obtain a proper secondary transfer voltage,... Agent:

20150023680 - Image forming apparatus: In a constitution in which a power source exclusively for primary transfer is omitted and a predetermined voltage is generated in an intermediary transfer member by a constant-voltage element, a high power source voltage more than necessary is applied in order to avoid primary transfer defect, so that a transfer... Agent:

20150023681 - Image forming apparatus: A controller controls a voltage to be applied to the transfer member when there is a recording material having a predetermined largest width at a secondary-transfer position, so that a constant-voltage element maintains a predetermined voltage, whereby it is possible to prevent transfer defect due to short of a primary-transfer... Agent:

20150023678 - Image forming device: An image forming device has multiple image forming units that form developing agent images, an intermediate transfer member to which developing agent images are transferred from selected image forming units, and a transfer member for transferring the developing agent images from the intermediate transfer member to a recording medium, using... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20150023682 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer belt, a driving source commonly and rotationally driving the intermediate transfer belt and a second image carrier, a first cleaning blade rubbing at a first rubbing position, and a second cleaning blade rubbing a second image rubbing position. The image forming apparatus... Agent:

20150023683 - Terminal apparatus, image forming system, and non-transitory computer readable medium: A terminal apparatus includes a driver. The driver includes a switching unit and has a dedicated mode and a standard mode, the dedicated mode making it possible to use all functions of a predetermined image forming apparatus, the standard mode making it possible to use a function common for plural... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150023684 - Image forming apparatus and chip: An image forming apparatus includes a board which controls an image forming job processor and an image former which performs an image forming job according to a control by the board. The board may include a plurality of power connectors for providing power, a plurality of first signal connectors continuously... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150023685 - Laser printer toner cartridge seal and method: A reassembled laser printer toner cartridge and method of manufacture including a cartridge seal assembly in which the remains of an OEM laser printer toner cartridge's toner hopper pull seal strip(s) is left in position, or a substitute conductive strip is put in the same position to simulate the OEM... Agent:

20150023686 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided with an image forming portion, a collecting duct, a toner collecting device, a toner collecting device, and a first control portion. Into the collecting duct, unnecessary toner generated in the image forming portion flows together with an airflow. The toner collecting device communicates with... Agent:

20150023687 - Developing device provided with seal configured to prevent developer leakage: A developing device includes: a developing roller; a casing; and a seal. The developing roller has a rotational axis extending in an axial direction. The casing has a first wall, and a second wall extending from the first wall toward the developing roller in an extending direction. The seal is... Agent:

20150023688 - Cartridge: A cartridge may include a conveyor roller extending along a rotational axis and a bearing member for rotatably supporting the conveyor roller. The conveyor roller may include a larger-diameter portion for conveying a sheet, and a smaller-diameter portion. The bearing member may rotatably support the smaller-diameter portion of the conveyor... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150023691 - Image forming apparatus having photosensitive drum moving mechanism: An image forming apparatus includes a main casing, a plurality of photosensitive drums, a retaining unit, and an endless belt. The retaining unit retains the plurality of photosensitive drums, and is movable between an internal position within the main casing and an external position outside of the main casing. The... Agent:

20150023689 - Process cartridge capable of recovering waste toner: The present invention provides a process cartridge capable of recovering waste toner. The process cartridge comprises a toner hopper unit and a waste bin unit. The toner hopper unit comprises a waste toner recovering port and the waste bin unit comprises a waste toner discharging port. The waste toner discharging... Agent:

20150023690 - Toner set for electrostatic image development, developer set for electrostatic image development, process cartridge set, image forming apparatus, and image forming method: A toner set for electrostatic image development includes a cyan toner, a magenta toner, and a yellow toner, wherein the Vicat softening temperatures of the toners are respectively in the range of from about 30° C. to about 60° C., and among the toners, the difference between the Vicat softening... Agent:

20150023692 - Process cartridge: A process cartridge includes an image carrying member cartridge and a developing cartridge. The image carrying member cartridge includes a first handle. The developing cartridge includes a second handle. In a state where the developing cartridge is attached to the image carrying member cartridge, a one edge of the first... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150023693 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a housing, an image carrying body, an exposure device, a detachable body, and a movement device. The image carrying body installed in the housing carries an image formed on its surface. The exposure device is movable between exposure and retracted positions. The surface of the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150023695 - Developing apparatus having pushing unit and image forming apparatus having the same: A developing apparatus includes a developing unit having a developing member, a photosensitive unit hinge-connected to the developing unit and having an image carrier, and a pushing unit disposed below the photosensitive unit and configured to selectively push a lower portion of the developing unit, wherein the pushing unit includes... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150023694 - Developing cartridge and process cartridge: A developing cartridge includes a casing configured to store a developing agent, a developing agent carrying member disposed rotatably in the casing and configured to carry the developing agent, and a layer-thickness regulating member configured to regulate a thickness of a layer of the developing agent. The casing includes an... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150023696 - Image forming apparatus and light concentrating device: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a development device, a transferring device, a static eliminating device, a cleaning device, a light concentrating member and a separating claw. On the image carrier, an electrostatic latent image is formed. The development device develops and visualizes the electrostatic latent image by... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150023697 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: a contact charging unit that is in contact with a photoreceptor and electrically charges the photoreceptor by causing electric discharge; a bias applying unit that applies an AC bias to the contact charging unit; and a superposing unit that superposes a DC bias onto the... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20150023698 - Conductive roller and image forming apparatus having the same: A conductive roller includes a roller body, a spindle, and at least one groove. The roller body contacts with an outer circumferential surface of an image carrier, and is conductive. The spindle is provided in a center of the roller body. The groove is formed in each of side walls... Agent:

20150023699 - Developer cartridge: In a developer cartridge, a base portion may be fixed to a surface of one side of a frame, and extend from one end thereof to another end thereof in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction. A first portion may extend from one end thereof to another end... Agent:

20150023700 - Developing device, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge: A drawing-up magnetic pole and a control magnetic pole of a magnetic field generator that is disposed in a developer carrier are adjacent to each other and a prevention member is provided that secures, between the prevention member and an upper end of a side wall of a developer supply... Agent:

20150023701 - Developing device and image forming apparatus having the same: A developing device includes a magnetic roller, a developing roller, a cover, a first magnetic force generator, a second magnetic force generator with a different polarity, and a movement controller. A roller surface of the magnetic roller holds toner and magnetic carrier, the toner being adhered to the magnetic carrier.... Agent:

20150023702 - Image forming apparatus and method for color registration correction: An image forming apparatus includes a registration unit which performs color registration correction by using a registration sensor, an image forming unit which forms a preset first mark whose range is greater than a range recognizable by the registration sensor on an image forming medium, and a storage which stores... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150023703 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a magnetic field generator; a heating belt that heats toner on a transported sheet holding an unfixed toner image; a pressure roller that rotates while being pushed against an outer surface of the heating belt and that presses the sheet; a temperature-sensitive magnetic member that is... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150023705 - Fixing device capable of enhancing durability of endless belt and image forming apparatus incorporating the same: A fixing device includes an endless belt rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a nip formation assembly disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. An opposed rotary body is pressed against the nip formation assembly via the endless belt to form a fixing nip between... Agent:

20150023704 - Image fixing apparatus: A fixing device for fixing a toner image formed on a sheet includes a cylindrical film; a heater having a first surface contacting an inner surface of the film; an opposed member forming a press-contact portion with the film therebetween; a supporting member for supporting a second surface of the... Agent:

20150023706 - Fixing pressure roller and fixing device: The present invention provides a fixing pressure roller exhibiting excellent compression set and having low hardness and low heat capacity, as well as a fixing device including the fixing pressure roller. A pressure roller employed in a fixing unit of a fixing device includes a core, and an elastic layer... Agent:

20150023707 - Cleaning blade, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge: A cleaning blade includes an elastic member configured to come into contact with a surface of a member to be cleaned and remove residual matter adhering to the surface of the member to be cleaned. The elastic member satisfies the following requirements a and b: a. The elastic member has... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150023708 - Waste toner collecting structure of an image forming apparatus: A waste toner collecting structure of an image forming apparatus includes a waste toner collector to be removably installed in a main body of an image forming apparatus to collect waste toner that is exhausted through exhaust holes of at least one waste toner exhaust parts installed in the main... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20150023709 - Recording medium placement device and image forming apparatus: A recording medium placement device includes a placement unit in which a recording medium is placed; a guide member provided along an edge of the recording medium and movable in a first direction orthogonal to the edge, the edge being at a first position; a distance detection unit that detects... Agent:

20150023710 - Medium cassette and image forming apparatus: A medium cassette is configured to be held and attached to a main body of an image forming apparatus so that the medium cassette slides in an insertion direction or a pullout direction relative to the image forming apparatus. The medium cassette includes a rear side guide for guiding a... Agent:

20150023711 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming section configured to form an image on a sheet; a pair of registration rollers configured to convey the sheet to the image forming section; a displacement detection section configured to detect a lateral position of the sheet; a displacement correction section configured... Agent:

20150023712 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming section; a pair of registration rollers; a displacement detection section; a displacement correction section; a translation amount determination section; and a control section configured to refer to a translation control table, operate the displacement correction section in accordance with a translation command... Agent:

  
01/15/2015 > 28 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20150016830 - Developer container, development device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developer container includes a conductive member containing a resin configured to detect a developer amount using capacitance, and a frame member having the conductive member configured to store the developer. The conductive member is provided on a first side of the frame member contacting the developer and on a... Agent:

20150016829 - Method of manufacturing developer container, developer container, developing apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A method of manufacturing a developer container including a frame configured to define a developer containing portion, a first electrode, and a second electrode arranged on a surface of the frame and having a surface opposed to the first electrode, a developer amount in the developer containing portion being detected... Agent:

20150016831 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes first and second rotatable members configured and positioned to form a nip for heating a toner image on a sheet; a rubbing rotatable member configured to rub a surface of the first rotatable member; a moving mechanism configured to move the rubbing rotatable member relative... Agent:

20150016832 - Image forming apparatus which uses electrostatic latent image for color misregistration correction: An image forming apparatus includes a control unit configured to form electrostatic latent images for correction on a photosensitive member a voltage application unit configured to apply a voltage to a process unit; a current detection unit configured to detect a current to the voltage application unit via the process... Agent:

20150016833 - Image forming apparatus: In a constitution of primary-transfer-high-voltage-less in which a power source dedicated to primary-transfer, in the case where voltage applications for determining primary-transfer and secondary-transfer voltages are carried out concurrently, there is a possibility of improper primary-transfer. The possibility is decreased by controlling a power source so that a voltage drop... Agent:

20150016834 - Coating apparatuses and methods: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging member having a surface, a delivery member that is spaced apart from the imaging member, and a power source for generating an electric field between the imaging member surface and the delivery member. A functional material is electrohydrodynamically transferred from the delivery member to... Agent:

20150016835 - Image forming apparatus: The power source board is arranged at a lower side on the back side of the main body of the image forming apparatus. The load control board is arranged at an upper side in a vertical direction of the power source board in such a manner that the load control... Agent:

20150016836 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a process unit, an exhaust path, and a positioning member movable between (i) a positioning position for positioning the process unit and (ii) a releasing position for releasing the process unit, the positioning member having an air path, the air path and the exhaust path... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150016837 - Developing apparatus: A developing apparatus includes a developing container for accommodating a developer including magnetic particles; a developer feeding member, provided in the developing container and having a magnetic shaft, for feeding the developer; a bearing rotatably supporting the shaft; a bearing accommodating portion; and a magnet, provided around the shaft at... Agent:

20150016838 - Developing apparatus, process cartridge, and method of manufacturing molded articles: A process cartridge including a first frame member molded by pouring a resin from a gate; a conductive sheet adhered integrally to a sheet adhering portion of the first frame member by molding of the resin; and a second frame member configured to define a toner storage portion by being... Agent:

20150016839 - Belt unit and image forming apparatus: A belt unit includes a endless belt, a tension roller, at least one extension roller, a first bearing portion supporting a first end of the tension roller such that the first end is movable in a tension direction and is detachably mounted to be able to releases the tension force... Agent:

20150016840 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a pair of detachable rollers and applies heat and pressure to a sheet nipped between the rollers to fix a toner image formed on the sheet to the sheet. The fixing device includes a biasing part which gives a biasing force to bring one of the... Agent:

20150016841 - Electrophotography-based additive manufacturing system with reciprocating operation: An additive manufacturing system for printing a three-dimensional part using electrophotography, the additive manufacturing system comprising a rotatable photoconductor component, first and second development stations configured to develop layers of materials on a surface of the rotatable photoconductor component while the rotatable photoconductor component rotates in opposing rotational directions, and... Agent:

20150016842 - Charger, ion generator, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge: A charger to apply a charge to an object is provided. The charger includes an electron emitter including an electroconductive substrate; and a layer of n-type hexagonal boron nitride codoped with magnesium and oxygen atoms, which is located on the electroconductive substrate, wherein the concentration of oxygen atoms in the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150016843 - Process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A process cartridge detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member for forming a latent image; a charging member, press-contacted to the image bearing member at a predetermined urging force, for electrically charging the image bearing member by being supplied with a charging bias; a developing... Agent:

20150016844 - Charging member, charging unit, process cartridge, image forming apparatus, and method of manufacturing charging member: A charging member includes a conductive support, and a conductive elastic layer that is provided on an outer peripheral surface of the conductive support and includes a rubber material and inorganic particles, and in which an average dispersion degree of aggregates of the inorganic particles is 95% or greater and... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150016845 - Optical deflector, optical scanning apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An optical deflector including a rotary member supported by a bearing shaft and rotatively driven by a motor for deflecting a plurality of laser beams separated from each other in a rotational axis direction of the rotary member is disclosed. The optical deflector includes a polygon mirror having four sides... Agent:

20150016846 - Liquid electrophotograpy: Liquid electrophotography apparatus including a plurality of members defining a flow path for a printing liquid. At least a first member of the plurality of members is arranged to generate an electric field. The liquid electrophotography apparatus also includes a first insulation layer arranged around at least a portion of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Indigo Bv

20150016847 - Toner container and image forming apparatus including the toner container: An apparatus body of an image forming apparatus is provided with a drive transmission mechanism including a first rotation portion and a second rotation portion. An operation portion of a toner container includes a first connection portion to be connected to the first rotation portion. An opening and closing mechanism... Agent:

20150016849 - Developing cartridge and process cartridge for stably rotating developing roller: A developing cartridge includes: a housing having first and second sidewalls through which respective end portions of a developing roller shaft are rotatably inserted; a developing gear, which is arranged outside of the first sidewall, and which is fixed to the end portion of the developing roller shaft; a transmission... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150016850 - Developing cartridge and process cartridge for stably rotating developing roller: A developing cartridge includes: a housing having first and second sidewalls through which respective end portions of a developing roller shaft are rotatably inserted; a developing gear, which is arranged outside of the first sidewall, and which is fixed to the end portion of the developing roller shaft; a transmission... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150016848 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer carrier that has a cylindrical shape and that rotates while carrying developer to supply the developer to an image carrier on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a container that contains the developer carrier, and a discharge-path forming member that is provided along... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150016851 - Transfer device, image forming apparatus, and transfer method: A transfer device includes a transfer portion that transfers a toner image formed with a toner containing flat pigment particles to a recording medium; a DC voltage applying portion that applies a DC voltage to the transfer portion; and an AC voltage applying portion that applies an AC voltage to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150016852 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device, including a fixing unit that fixes a toner image developed by a developer including toner and a carrier liquid to a recording medium, and a preprocessing unit that includes a metallic rotating body that is placed on the toner image side of the recording medium... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150016853 - Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus: A fixing apparatus includes a first member that is heated by a heat source and is rotatable; a second member that is rotatable, the second member forming a nip portion capable of sandwiching a recording material between the first member and the second member; and a pressure member that is... Agent:

20150016854 - Roller for fixing, manufacturing method therefor, and fixing device: A roller for image fixing, comprising a hollow cylindrical member; a shaft member inserted into one longitudinal end of the cylindrical member; a hole portion penetrating the cylindrical member and the shaft member; a first countersink formed at a circumference of one end of the hole portion in an outerside... Agent:

20150016855 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit including a first image bearing member and a first rotating member configured to rub a surface of the first image bearing member; a second image forming unit including a second image bearing member and a second rotating member configured to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150016856 - Image forming apparatus: A sheet storing portion is maintained in a state in which a sheet stacking portion on which sheets are stacked is electrically insulated, when the sheet storing portion is contained in a containing portion of an image forming apparatus body at the time of formation of an image. The sheet... Agent:

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