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Electrophotography

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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:

  
01/08/2015 > 27 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.

20150010313 - Image forming apparatus and toner accommodation container: An image forming apparatus on which a toner accommodation container accommodating toner is insertably/removably mounted to discharge the toner from the toner accommodation container by rotating the toner accommodation container includes a phase detection sensor that detects a rotation phase of the toner accommodation container by detecting a phase detection... Agent:

20150010314 - Image forming apparatus, control method, and program: An image forming apparatus determines a remaining recording material amount based on a sensor value and a predicted value. When a sensor falsely detects the remaining recording material amount, the image forming apparatus appropriately determines the remaining recording material amount. Upon acquisition of a new sensor value, the image forming... Agent:

20150010315 - Image forming device: An image forming device includes: a developing device which includes a developing unit storing a developer containing a first carrier and a toner and a toner concentration detection unit detecting a toner concentration within the developing unit; and a supply container which stores a supply developer containing a second carrier... Agent:

20150010316 - Method and apparatus for controlling multiple beam spacing: An anamorphic optical element and an adjustment mechanism for selectively rotating the optical element either around an axis substantially in a vertical direction, an axis substantially in an optical axis direction, an axis substantially in a plane formed by the vertical direction and the optical axis direction, or combination of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20150010317 - Image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion configured to selectively form a toner image on an image bearing member using a developing device including a decolorizable toner or a developing device including an undecolorizable toner, a transfer portion configured to transfer the toner image,... Agent:

20150010318 - Imaging device having an adaptable cleaning system: An imaging device includes a moving surface for transferring a developed toner image during an image transfer operation, a sensing unit for detecting the amount of residual toner remaining on the moving surface after the image transfer operation, and a cleaning unit for selectively cleaning the residual toner from the... Agent:

20150010319 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a heating body; first and second coils for induction heating that heat the heating body by an induction heating method; a first switching element connected to the first coil for induction heating; a second switching element connected to the second coil for induction heating; a driving... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150010320 - Cartridge, image forming apparatus and main assembly of image forming apparatus: A cartridge includes a receiving recessed portion, a contact portion and a main assembly electrical contact. In a state in which the cartridge is mounted at an image forming position of the main assembly, the cartridge includes a first positioning projection held in the receiving recessed portion; a second positioning... Agent:

20150010321 - Image forming apparatus and developing cartridge: A developing cartridge includes a case having a first sidewall and a second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall, and a developing roller disposed between the first sidewall and second sidewall. The developing roller can include a developing roller shaft and a developing roller member configured to carry a developing... Agent:

20150010322 - Image forming apparatus: In one embodiment, an image forming apparatus (100) is provided with a resin frame (300) made of resin and an image forming unit (200). The image forming apparatus further includes a first duct (410) that allows air to flow on one side of the image forming unit (200), a second... Agent:

20150010323 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer carrier that has a cylindrical shape and that rotates while holding developer to supply the developer to an image carrier on which an electrostatic latent image is formed; a container that contains the developer carrier; a discharge-path forming member that forms a discharge path... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150010324 - Configuration of an image forming device for accessing an image forming unit: An image forming device including a casing having a front wall formed with a first opening and an upper wall continuous to the front wall and formed with a second opening. The first and second openings together form a single opening. The device further includes a door for covering the... Agent:

20150010325 - Image forming apparatus and cartridge: An image forming apparatus includes: a supporting member (tray) for supporting cartridges, wherein the tray is movable to an outside position, a first inside position, and a second inside position; a first positioning portion, provided in a main assembly, for positioning an associated cartridge of the cartridges when the tray... Agent:

20150010326 - Developing cartridge: 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

20150010327 - Developing cartridge: 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

20150010328 - Developing cartridge: 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

20150010329 - Developing cartridge: 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

20150010330 - Developing cartridge: 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

20150010331 - Developing cartridge: 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

20150010332 - Developing cartridge: A developing cartridge includes: a developing roller that is rotatable about a developing roller axis line, which extends in a predetermined direction; a supply roller, which is rotatable about a supply roller axis line, which extends in the predetermined direction, and which supplies developer to the developing roller; a developing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150010333 - Vibration type driving apparatus and image forming apparatus: For example, the present invention relates to a vibration type driving apparatus which includes: a vibrating body that includes an elastic body provided with a vibrating portion, and an electrical-mechanical energy converting element fixed to the elastic body; and a driven body in pressure contact with a frictional portion of... Agent:

20150010334 - Image forming apparatus: In order to prevent accidental inflow of toner into a development device and suppress occurrence of image defects caused by the accidental inflow of toner, in an image forming apparatus having a plurality of toner storage containers and a replenishing driving device including a drive motor which drives the toner... Agent:

20150010335 - Developing device: A developing device includes: a developer carrying member; a magnet; a developing chamber; a blade member; and a guiding portion. A distance from a developer feeding start position of the guiding portion to said blade member is 2 mm or more along a developer carrying member rotational direction. When a... Agent:

20150010336 - Toner compositions: The present disclosure provides for enzymatic polymerization to produce polyester resins suitable for use in manufacturing toners. In embodiments, crystalline copolymers, which are polyesters, may be synthesized from lactones, cyclic anhydrides, cyclic carbonates, and combinations thereof. These crystalline copolymers, in turn, may be utilized in the synthesis of toner particles.... Agent:

20150010338 - Cooling device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A liquid type cooling device, which is incorporated in an image forming apparatus, includes a heat releasing unit to release heat of a coolant that passes therethrough, and multiple air blowing fans disposed facing the heat releasing unit to blow air to the heat releasing unit. A cooling capacity of... Agent:

20150010337 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a color toner image forming device, a fixing device, a cooling device, a colorless toner image forming device, and a control device. The color toner image forming device forms a toner image on a recording medium with a color toner. The fixing device heats the... Agent:

20150010339 - Image forming apparatus and process cartridge:

  
01/01/2015 > 40 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20150003844 - Cartridge and image forming apparatus: A cartridge detachably attachable to an image forming apparatus which includes a main body, a driving unit and a detecting unit, includes: a housing that is configured to accommodate a developer therein, and includes a first side wall and a second side wall opposed to the first side wall in... Agent:

20150003845 - Image forming apparatus that performs inspection of printed matter, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus capable of inspecting printed matter as a recording sheet on which an image including a copy forgery-inhibited pattern has been printed. An image is printed on a sheet based on print image data. Scanned image data is acquired by reading the printed sheet. Reference data is... Agent:

20150003848 - Developing device, and image forming apparatus and process unit incorporating same: A developing device includes a developer container, a developer bearer, a partition to divide an interior of the developer container into a first compartment to which developer is supplied and a second compartment in which the developer bearer is disposed, main communication openings provided at both ends of the partition,... Agent:

20150003847 - Estimating accuracy of a remaining useful life prediction model for a consumable using statistics based segmentation technique: An apparatus and method of predicting the end of life of a consumable. A basic weighted least squares algorithm has been extended and augmented to compensate for observed common consumable/printer behavior. The system uses consumable usage data (such as toner level) acquired from the device to predict the current and... Agent:

20150003849 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a developing device, a magnetic permeability detecting part and a developer amount measuring part. The developing device develops an image carrier by a contained developer. The magnetic permeability detecting part detects magnetic permeability of the developer in the developing device. The developer amount measuring part... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150003846 - Predicting remaining useful life for a consumable using a weighted least square regression prediction technique: An apparatus and method of predicting the end of life of a consumable. A basic weighted least squares algorithm has been extended and augmented to compensate for observed common consumable/printer behavior. The system uses consumable usage data (such as toner level) acquired from the device to predict the current and... Agent:

20150003850 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first power supply unit to output first output power, a first device to which the first output power is supplied, a second power supply unit to output second output power, a second device to which the second output power is supplied, a detection unit... Agent:

20150003851 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a toner image holding member, a transfer unit, and a supply unit. The toner image holding member holds a toner image. The transfer unit transfers the toner image held by the toner image holding member to a recording medium. The supply unit supplies powder such... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150003852 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member, a charging device, an exposure device, a development device, a transfer device, a first driving device, a voltage application device, and a controller. The first driving device rotatably drives one of the photosensitive member and a combination of the photosensitive member and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150003853 - Image forming apparatus, density detecting apparatus, and density detecting method: Provided are a first detecting unit having a singular first light-receiving element disposed to face a direction of normal reflection of light, the light having been emitted from a first light-emitting element toward a first detection image formed on the rotary member and reflected thereat, and a second detecting unit... Agent:

20150003854 - Heating device controlling heating switch to perform switching action based on signal: In a heating device, a detector detects AC voltage of the AC power source. A control device detects a zero-cross timing of the AC voltage by using the detector and generate a signal having a high level period of time, a low level period of time, a rising transition changing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150003855 - Image forming apparatus and control program: An image forming apparatus includes a sample pattern outputting part holding a sample pattern and supplying the held sample pattern to the image forming part, a selection part allowing a user to select one of the color sample images that configure the sample pattern, an image formation density adjustment amount... Agent:

20150003856 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first power supply unit configured to generate first output power, a second power supply unit configured to generate second output power, a switching unit disposed on the primary side of the second power supply unit, a monitoring unit configured to monitor the second output... Agent:

20150003857 - Image forming device: This image forming device has a first electrical component and a second electrical component, arranged in positions offset such that there is no mutual overlap; a third electrical component swivelably supported about pivots as pivot points; and support members for pivotably supporting the pivots. The support members pivotably support the... Agent:

20150003858 - Toner cartridge for an image forming device having a retainer assembly having positioning features for processing circuitry: A replaceable unit for an electrophotographic image forming device according to one embodiment includes a housing having an internal toner reservoir. A circuit board is mounted within a pocket on an exterior of the housing. An outer ramp is positioned outside the pocket and upstream from the pocket with respect... Agent:

20150003859 - Air intake mechanism of electronic apparatus, and image forming apparatus provided with air intake mechanism: This air intake mechanism is configured of a first louver (23), a second louver (30), and an axial fan (33). The first louver (23) is an annular opening between an outer circular section (25), which is concentric to the rotating axis (rotation center) of the axial fan (33), and an... Agent:

20150003860 - Sheet feeding device and image forming device provided with same: This sheet feeding device is provided with a fixed frame having a first feed roller, and a turning frame which, through rotation from a closed position to an open position, exposes a sheet feed path. The turning frame includes: a second feed roller with an integrally rotatable feed gear which... Agent:

20150003861 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit having a plurality of photoconductor drums arranged in tandem; an intermediate transfer belt arranged opposite to the photoconductor drums and configured to receive developer images formed on the photoconductor drums and to transfer the developer images onto a recording sheet; a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150003864 - Developing device: A developing device includes a casing configured to store a developing agent and a developing agent carrier configured to carry the developing agent in the casing. The developing agent carrier is configured to rotate about an axis extending in a first direction. The developing device further includes a layer-thickness regulating... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150003863 - Developing device capable of restraining leakage of developing agent: A developing device includes a frame, a developing roller, and first and second seals. The frame has a seal adhesion surface and a seal placement portion. The first seal is provided between the frame and a peripheral surface at end portion of the developing roller. The second seal is in... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150003862 - Developing device, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus: A developing device includes a developing chamber provided with a developing roller that conveys toner to a developing area, and a toner regulating member that is in contact with a surface of the developing roller; and a toner container that contains the toner. An opening that allows the developing chamber... Agent:

20150003865 - Developer container, developing cartridge, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer container includes: a developer accommodating chamber, provided with an opening, for accommodating a developer; a sealing member including end portion sealing portions each for sealing an end portion of the opening and a central portion sealing portion for sealing a central portion of the opening; and a rotatable... Agent:

20150003866 - Process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A process cartridge is configured to be mounted in an apparatus main body along a predetermined mounting direction. The process cartridge may include a photosensitive drum; a drum drive input member into which a driving force for rotating the photosensitive drum is configured to be inputted; and a frame which... Agent:

20150003867 - Image forming unit and image forming apparatus that incorporates the image forming unit: An image forming unit includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit includes a first engagement portion and a rotatably supported image bearing body. An electrostatic latent image is formed on the image bearing body. A second unit includes a second engagement portion and a rotatably supported... Agent:

20150003868 - Cartridge provided with cover member including a plurality of covers separable from each other: A cartridge includes: a frame; an agitator; a coupling; a first transmission gear; a closing member; and a cover member. The frame has a first wall having a developer filling port, and a second wall spaced apart from the first wall. The agitator is supported to the first and second... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150003869 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a drum unit which holds photosensitive drums in parallel, a developing cartridge which is detachably mounted in the drum unit, a translation member which is provided in the apparatus body to be movable linearly, a shaft which is provided on the tandem... Agent:

20150003870 - Image forming apparatus and toner case: An image forming apparatus includes a toner case, a first attached part and a second attached part. The toner case is attachable and detachable to the first attached part and the second attached part. The toner case includes a moving member and driving member. The moving member is capable of... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150003871 - One-way clutch, driving transmission unit, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: In the present invention, a one-way clutch has an input gear, a planet gear provided in the input gear, an output gear, a stopper wall. When the input gear rotates in the backward direction, the stopper wall is separated from the planet gear. Wherein any one of the planet gear... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150003873 - Charging device and image forming apparatus: A charging device for electrically charging a photosensitive member includes: a charging member for electrically charging the photosensitive member by being supplied with a voltage; and a supporting member for supporting the charging member so as to press-contact to the photosensitive member. The charging member includes: an electroconductive support; an... Agent:

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20150003872 - Image-forming apparatus and process cartridge:

20150003875 - Two-component developer, replenishing developer, and image-forming method: An object of the present invention is to provide a two-component developer which can achieve a high-definition image with a smaller toner laid-on level than a conventional one, provides a color gamut comparable to that of printing, can respond to an increase in printing speed, and allows an image with... Agent:

20150003876 - Developing apparatus: A developing apparatus, including: a developer carrying member; a containing portion configured to contain developer; a discharge outlet through which a surplus of the developer is discharged; a first conveying portion configured to convey the developer; a second conveying portion provided downstream of the first conveying portion in a conveying... Agent:

20150003877 - Toner cartridge for use in an image forming device: A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner therein. An exit port in fluid communication with the reservoir faces downward on a front of the housing near a first side of the housing. A portion of a main interface gear for... Agent:

20150003878 - Toner cartridge having positional control features: A toner cartridge for an image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner therein. The housing has an exit port on a front of the housing in fluid communication with the reservoir. A first leg and a second leg each project... Agent:

20150003879 - Image forming apparatus and developing device: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a developer container, a moving mechanism that moves a toner of a developer to the image carrier, a stirring and transporting member that transports the developer in the developer container to the moving mechanism, a layer thickness regulating member that regulates the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150003880 - Image-forming apparatus: An image-forming apparatus includes: a plurality of image bearing members for carrying toner images; an intermediate transfer member that is capable of rotating endlessly and possesses conductivity; a current supply member that contacts an outer peripheral surface of the intermediate transfer member; a power supply that applies a voltage to... Agent:

20150003881 - Collected toner container: A collected toner container includes a container with a collecting port receiving a collected toner on one end in a longitudinal direction and a conveying member convey the toner collected from the collecting port from the one end toward the other end. The conveying member includes a plurality of forward... Agent:

20150003882 - Electrophotographic sheet-fed front/back printing machine: In an electrophotographic sheet-fed front/back printing machine which is capable of duplex printing and which can be installed in a reduced space, sheets of paper fed from a sheet supply are fed out by a sheet transport conveyer onto an impression cylinder of an electrophotographic printing section in which each... Agent: Miyakoshi Printing Machinery Co., Ltd.

20150003883 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes an image forming portion, a curling correction portion, and a speed control portion. The image forming portion forms an image on a recording medium. The curling correction portion has one pair of rollers composed of members that... Agent:

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