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Electrophotography

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05/21/2015 > 45 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20150139668 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus includes a process unit, a latent image writer, a power source, and a controller. The process unit is detachably attachable relative to the image forming apparatus and includes, as a single integrated unit, a latent image bearing member to bear a latent image on a surface... Agent:

20150139669 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus includes: a cartridge installing section in which a first cartridge and a second cartridge are selectively installable; and a controller. The first cartridge includes: a first case configured to contain a first developer; a first developing roller; and a first transport member configured to transport the... Agent:

20150139670 - Method for operating an imaging device with a failed media bin level sensor: A method of operating an imaging device having a failed or failing media-full sensor determines whether or not a controller can trust the output signal received from the media-full sensor. A reduced power or intensity level is used to test the media-full sensor and, in particular, the light source to... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150139671 - Developer conveyance device and image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a developer conveyance device to transport developer, using a positive-displacement pump to alternately generate positive pressure and negative pressure by changing a volume of an internal space thereof, a destination developer container to which the developer conveyance device transports developer, a sensor provided to the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150139672 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing portion for heating and fixing an unfixed image formed on a recording material, the fixing portion including a cylindrical film, a heater provided in a cylindrical shape of the film, a switch portion actuatable by heat from the heater, and a protection element... Agent:

20150139673 - Digital printing method and system with left/right correction: Digital printing method for printing an image, using a printing system capable of printing a plurality of density levels, including: printing at least one left control strip in a left zone of a print medium and at least one right control strip in a right zone of said print medium,... Agent:

20150139674 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an electrostatic latent image bearer; a charger to charge a surface of the electrostatic latent image bearer; a power source to output a charging bias supplied to the charger; an electrostatic latent image writing unit to write an electrostatic latent image on the surface of... Agent:

20150139675 - Image forming apparatus: At least one embodiment of an image forming apparatus may include a transfer unit, a fixing unit, a motor configured to rotate a rotation member included in the fixing unit, a detection unit configured to detect the amount of bending of the sheet between the transfer unit and the fixing... Agent:

20150139678 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus can be used in areas having different power supply voltages, in which a failure of the apparatus can be detected so that reliability of the apparatus is improved. The apparatus includes a connection state switching part which switches connection of a first heat generating member and... Agent:

20150139676 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: To appropriately adjust a fixing temperature corresponding to an amount of applied toner, an image forming apparatus controls a temperature of a fixing unit configured to fix a recording material on a sheet. The apparatus acquires an amount of the recording material of each page in image data of a... Agent:

20150139677 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and storage medium: There is provided an image forming apparatus including a fixing unit in which fixing temperature is calculated from a toner bearing amount and fixing processing is performed while reducing drop in the print speed. A method for controlling a temperature of a fixing unit for fixing a recording material onto... Agent:

20150139680 - Connector for heater, and fixing apparatus: An image fixing apparatus for heating and fixing an unfixed image formed on a recording material, comprising a heater including a substrate, a first electrode provided on one side of the substrate and a second electrode provided on the other side of the substrate; and a connector, connected with the... Agent:

20150139681 - Connector for heater, fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image fixing apparatus includes a heater including a substrate, a first electrode provided on one side of the substrate and a second electrode provided on the other side of the substrate; and a connector, connected with the heater, for receiving electric power, the connector including an electrically insulative housing,... Agent:

20150139679 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image forming units in an arrangement direction orthogonal to a rotary axis thereof; a support member configured to support the plurality of image forming units; a frame, which is configured to support the support member, and a plurality of electrodes, which is... Agent:

20150139682 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic charge image forming unit, a developing unit that accommodates an electrostatic charge image developer containing flake shape toner particles, a transfer unit, an arranging unit that causes transfer residual toner to rise from the surface of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150139683 - Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer bearing member, a developer regulating member, and a space ensuring member. The space ensuring member includes a maintaining unit configured to maintain the space between the image bearing member and the developer bearing member, a rotation regulating portion configured to prevent the space ensuring... Agent:

20150139684 - Developer accommodating unit with frames for accommodating a developer accomodating member: A developer accommodating unit for accommodating a developer, including: a flexible container, provided with an opening for permitting discharge of the developer, for accommodating the developer; a sealing member for sealing the opening; and a frame, including a first frame and a second frame, for accommodating the flexible container in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150139687 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, including: a plurality of image forming units arranged to align along a direction orthogonal to rotation axes of photosensitive drums; a first frame made of resin and arranged on one side of the photosensitive drums along the direction of rotation axes to support the plurality of... Agent:

20150139686 - Image forming apparatus provided with liquid retainer for retaining and draining liquid: An image forming apparatus includes: a casing including a base frame, a top cover, and an access cover; a grooved portion; and a cartridge. The top cover is provided at the base frame and has a first edge. The access cover is provided at the base frame and pivotally movable... Agent:

20150139685 - Image forming apparatus provided with structure for receiving liquid: An image forming apparatus includes a casing, an image-forming unit, a circuit board for controlling operations of the image-forming unit, a receiving unit for receiving liquid entering into the casing. The casing includes: a wall portion constituting a top surface and positioned upward of the image-forming unit; a first frame... Agent:

20150139689 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a supporting member supporting multiple cartridges and movable between an inside position inside an apparatus main body and an outside position, in which the cartridges are supported arrayed in a direction of extracting the supporting member from the inside position to the outside position, with... Agent:

20150139688 - Positional control features of a replaceable unit for an electrophotographic image forming device: A replaceable unit for an electrophotographic image forming device according to one example embodiment includes an elongated body extending along a lengthwise dimension between a front and a rear of the body. The body has a reservoir for holding toner. The body includes an extension downward from the bottom of... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150139690 - Developing device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus having the same: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus is provided. The electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a main body having an opening; a developing cartridge, detachably installed in the main body through the opening in a first direction, which includes a photosensitive drum and a cleaning member for removing a toner remaining in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150139691 - Image forming system including a plurality of types of developing cartridges and a plurality of types of image carrier cartridges: An image forming system includes: a main casing of an image forming apparatus; a plurality of types of developing cartridges including first and second developing cartridges; and a plurality of types of image carrier cartridges including first and second image carrier cartridges each capable of accommodating selected one of the... Agent:

20150139693 - Developer cartridge: A developer cartridge has a rotatable body, a casing, a conveying guide structure, and a cover. The cover includes a facing part and a first covering part. The conveying guide structure includes a first conveying guide extending in the second direction, and a second conveying guide connected from the first... Agent:

20150139694 - Developing cartridge: A developing cartridge, comprising: a housing; a developing roller; a drive mechanism configured to transmit a driving force to the developing roller; and a restriction part configured to restrict movement of the housing when the restriction part engages with an external member, wherein the housing comprises: a first side wall;... Agent:

20150139692 - Development cartridge, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus having the same: A development cartridge including a housing, a developer carrying body rotating around a first axis along a first direction, a supply member rotating around a second axis along the first direction, a first gear connected with the developer carrying body, a second gear connected with the supply member, and a... Agent:

20150139695 - Electrostatic imaging member and methods for using the same: Embodiments pertain to a novel imaging member, namely, an electrostatic latent image generating member, and methods for using the same, that can generate an electrostatic latent image through charge acceptance control and without the need for conventional post charging photo discharge, eliminating process steps and avoiding limitations in system speed... Agent:

20150139697 - Developing apparatus: A developing apparatus including a first chamber; a second chamber forming a circulation path for the developer; a rotatable shaft in the first chamber; a first blade provided on the rotation shaft to feed the developer in a predetermined direction in the first chamber; a second blade provided on the... Agent:

20150139696 - Developing device: A developing device includes: a developer carrying member; a first chamber; a second chamber; a feeding member; a discharging portion; and a regulating portion, provided above a rotation center of the feeding member so as to oppose a reverse feeding portion of the feeding member with respect to a rotational... Agent:

20150139698 - Electrophotographic image forming device latching system for retaining a replaceable unit: An electrophotographic image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a tray having a storage area extending between a front end and a rear end of the tray. The tray has an opening at the front end permitting insertion and removal of a replaceable unit into and out of... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150139699 - Developing apparatus: A developing apparatus includes a developer carrying member; and a magnetic member provided inside the carrying member and having magnetic poles arranged circumferentially, wherein on a center axis of the carrying member outside an end of the magnetic member, there is a region in which a magnetic flux density of... Agent:

20150139700 - Image forming appratus: An image forming apparatus, comprising: an image bearing member where an electrostatic latent image is formed; a developing device developing the electrostatic latent image at a developing position facing the image bearing member, the developing device including a developer bearing member which rotates while bearing developer containing toner and which... Agent:

20150139701 - Developing cartridge provided with receiving member capable of efficiently transmitting drive force to developer carrier: A developing cartridge includes: a casing; a developer carrier; and a receiving member. The casing includes a support portion. The receiving member receives a drive force from an external drive source to transmit the drive force to the developer carrier. The receiving member has a cylindrical configuration. The support portion... Agent:

20150139702 - Optical writing control device, image forming apparatus, and method for controlling optical writing device: The device comprises: a light emission control unit forming an latent image on a photoconductor; a correction value calculation unit calculating a correction pattern for correcting a transfer position where a developer image of the latent image transfers to a conveying member; and an angle adjustment processing unit that determines... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150139703 - Belt,transfer belt, transfer belt unit, and image formation apparatus: A belt formed of a single resin layer and having cavities within the resin layer. The belt may be a transfer belt that is arranged opposed to an image carrier which carries a developer image on a surface, and in which the developer image is transferred thereon from the image... Agent:

20150139704 - Image forming apparatus: Image forming apparatus includes: main body casing having first and second side walls opposite to each other, and upper portion having opening; top cover swingably supported on the upper portion of the main body casing at a position near the second side wall and configured to openably close the opening;... Agent:

20150139705 - Belt device, fixing device and image forming apparatus: A belt device includes a plurality of support members including an opposed support member and a non-opposed support member; a belt rotatably supported by the plurality of support members; a drive roller disposed opposite any one of the plurality of support members with the belt sandwiched in between, a rotary... Agent:

20150139707 - Fixing apparatus: A fixing apparatus configured to heat a recording material having a toner image formed thereon and fix the toner image fixing on the recording material comprising: a film; a heater configured to contact the film, the heater including a substrate and a heat generation resistor formed on the substrate; a... Agent:

20150139709 - Image fixing apparatus: An image fixing apparatus includes a heater for heating and fixing a toner image formed on a recording material; a thermosensitive element for sensing heat from the heater; and a tension spring for urging thermosensitive element toward the heater.... Agent:

20150139706 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: a heater; a supporting member for supporting the heater; a high heat-conductive sheet sandwiched between a part of the heater and the supporting member. A recording material on which an image is formed is heated by heat from the heater. The supporting member includes a... Agent:

20150139708 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: a heater including a substrate and a heat generating element; a supporting member; a high heat-conductive member. The recording material on which an image is formed is heated by heat from the heater. The supporting member has a bottom region, where the supporting member supports... Agent:

20150139710 - Protective layer forming device and image forming apparatus: A protective layer forming device, including: a powdery image bearer protecting agent formed of a granulated product containing a fatty acid metal salt and an inorganic lubricant; and a roller-shaped protecting agent supplying member configured to supply the powdery image bearer protecting agent to a surface of an image bearer.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150139711 - Cleaning blade, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge: c. a relationship H/L between maximum Martens hardness H among Martens hardnesses H in a region inward from the abutment part thicknesswise and distance L from the surface of the reformed layer is from 0.010 to 0.2 (N/mm2·1/μm), where distance L represents minimum distance among distances to the surface of... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150139712 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first feeding path configured to feed the toner collected from an image forming station; a collection container detachably mountable to the image forming apparatus and configured to accommodate the collected toner fed through the first feeding path; and a shutter unit including a second... Agent:

  
05/14/2015 > 25 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20150132016 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes: a transfer part configured to transfer an unfixed toner image transferred from a photosensitive member onto a recording medium; a pair of pre-transfer rollers configured to convey a recording medium toward the transfer part; a fixing part configured to make the recording medium onto which... Agent: Konica Minolta Inc

20150132017 - Device failure predictor and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A device failure predictor includes data acquisition unit to acquire internal data of a target device, a peak value calculator to calculate a plurality of peak values of the internal data for a prescribed period of time, and a failure sign identification unit to set individual criteria for the plurality... Agent:

20150132018 - Developer amount detector, developing device, process unit, and image forming apparatus: A developer amount detector to detect an amount of developer inside a developer container includes a light-emitting element; a light-receiving element; a first light guide including a first end disposed to face the light-emitting element and a second end disposed inside the developer container, covered with a translucent cover including... Agent:

20150132019 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a pressurization member pressed against a fixing rotator and a magnetic flux generator disposed opposite the fixing rotator. A heat generator is disposed opposite the magnetic flux generator to generate heat by a magnetic flux generated by the magnetic flux generator. A magnetic shield is movably... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150132020 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a fixing portion for heat-fixing the image on a recording material; a duct including a suction port for sucking air from an outside of the image forming apparatus and an exhaust port for delivering the air to the outside of the image forming apparatus; and... Agent:

20150132021 - Sealing member, toner accommodating container and image forming apparatus: A toner supply container includes a toner container body including a cylindrical portion and an opening, and a sealing member provided at one axial end portion of the container body. The sealing member is movable relative to the container body in an axial direction and includes a sealing portion provided... Agent:

20150132023 - Cartridge and image forming apparatus: A cartridge includes: a rotational body; a joint member having a first joint-side engagement part configured to be engaged to a rotational body-side engagement part with a predetermined moving range in a rotational direction, and a press member, wherein the joint member has a second joint-side engagement part configured to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150132022 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body composing the image forming apparatus, a unit drawably stored in the apparatus body, a lock mechanism provided in the unit and configured to lock the unit in a state in which the unit is stored in the apparatus body, a display portion... Agent:

20150132024 - Electroconductive member for electrophotography, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus: It is an object of the present invention to provide an electroconductive member for electrophotography capable of suppressing image density unevenness caused by the adhesion of foreign matter. Provided is an electroconductive member for electrophotography, including at least: an electroconductive support, and a surface layer formed on an outer side... Agent:

20150132025 - Image forming apparatus, light guide member, and electricity removing device: An image forming apparatus includes a light source, a cleaning portion, and a light guide member. The light source irradiates an image carrying member with light to remove electricity from a surface of the image carrying member after formation of an electrostatic latent image thereon. The cleaning portion cleans the... Agent:

20150132027 - Developing device and image forming apparatus provided therewith: A developing device according to the present disclosure is provided with a developing container, a first stirring conveyance member and a second stirring conveyance member that stir and convey a developer within the developing container, and a developer carrying member that carries the developer. The developing container includes a discharge... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150132026 - Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing device is provided. The developing device includes a developer carrier, a regulator, a first developer storing chamber, a plurality of conveyers disposed within the first developer storing chamber, a second developer storing chamber in communication with the first developer storing chamber, and a supply member disposed within the... Agent:

20150132028 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus having a photosensitive drum capable of carrying a toner image, a developing roller that is provided to be capable of rotating while carrying toner, and that supplies the toner to the photosensitive drum by contacting the photosensitive drum, a regulating blade that regulates a layer... Agent:

20150132029 - Regulating member, developing device and process cartridge: A regulating member for regulating a developer amount carried on a developer carrying member includes a plate-like supporting member having an elasticity, the supporting member being provided with a fixed portion for being fixed to a fixed part; a first contact portion contactable to the developer carrying member, the first... Agent:

20150132030 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus having a photosensitive drum that carries a toner image, a developing roller that is provided to be capable of rotating while carrying toner, and that supplies the toner to the photosensitive drum in order to develop a latent image, and voltage applying device for applying... Agent:

20150132031 - Developer carrying member, developing assembly, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing roller that is capable of carrying toner on a surface thereof, and that supplies the toner carried on the surface to a surface of a photosensitive drum when a voltage is applied thereto, includes: a rubber layer; and a surface layer that covers the rubber layer, contains alumina,... Agent:

20150132032 - Developer carrying member, developing assembly, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A developing roller that is capable of carrying toner on a surface thereof, and that supplies the toner carried on the surface to a surface of a photosensitive drum when a voltage is applied thereto, includes: an elastic layer; and a surface layer that covers the elastic layer and contains... Agent:

20150132033 - Toner carrier: A toner carrier includes a metal core, a barrel formed on an outer circumference of the metal core and including at least an elastic layer, and a coating formed on outer circumferences of both ends of the barrel. The coating has a thickness and a width of an outer circumference... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150132034 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device 23 according to the present invention includes: a fixing roller 25 for fixing a toner image onto a sheet of paper; a plurality of separation claws 40 in contact with the fixing roller 25 to separate the sheet of paper, onto which the toner image is fixed,... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150132035 - Fixing device: A fixing device configured to fix an image on a recording material, includes: a rotary member including an electroconductive layer; a coil which has a spiral shaped portion and is disposed in the inside of the rotary member; and a core disposed in the spiral shaped portion; with magnetic resistance... Agent:

20150132036 - Fixing device capable of suppressing contact between tubular member and electric components: A fixing device for thermally fixing a developing agent image to a sheet includes: a flexible tubular member having an inner peripheral surface and circularly moving in a moving direction while the developing agent image is thermally fixed; a heater; a nip member being in sliding contact with the tubular... Agent:

20150132037 - Method for lubricating imaging member: Methods for lubricating an imaging member include applying lubricant-containing capsules to the surface of the imaging member via a non-contact applicator. The capsules are applied upstream of a cleaning blade after image transfer to another substrate, such that the cleaning blade ruptures the capsules, thereby releasing the lubricant contained therein.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150132038 - Image forming apparatus: This invention relates to an image forming apparatus for preventing defects in a cleaning blade, filming on a photoreceptor and image defects, and more particularly to an image forming apparatus comprising a toner comprising an external additive, a photoreceptor containing fluororesin particles in its surface layer, and a cleaning blade... Agent:

20150132039 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a sheet container, an image forming part to form an image, a sheet feeding rotary body to feed the recording medium, a sheet separating rotary body to contact the sheet feeding rotary body and rotate with the sheet feeding rotary body with... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150132040 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a sheet container detachably attachable to the apparatus body and accommodating recording media therein, an image forming part to form an image on each of the recording media, a sheet separating part to separate the recording media one by one, feed the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

  
05/07/2015 > 34 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20150125165 - Sheet feeder control method, sheet feeder, and image forming apparatus: A sheet feeder control method for controlling a sheet feeder of an image forming apparatus includes feeding a sheet through a sheet feed path exposable to the exterior of the sheet feeder, detecting the feeding of the sheet at at least a first position on the sheet feed path, discharging... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150125166 - Developer container, developing apparatus, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: Provided is a technology that enhances the detection precision of the residual amount of a developer. An apparatus according to the invention includes: an accommodating portion in which a developer is accommodated; a sheet-like stirring member that, by rotating, stirs the developer accommodated in the accommodating portion; a piezoelectric element... Agent:

20150125167 - Developing device, image forming apparatus, and toner detection method: A developing device includes: a toner detection unit that detects whether there is toner that is stored; a stirring unit that stirs toner in a toner container; a calculation unit that calculates an output duty by comparing an output voltage of the toner detection unit representing whether there is toner... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150125168 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer; a charger to charge the image bearer; an electrostatic latent image former to form an electrostatic latent image on the image bearer; an image developer to develop the electrostatic latent image with a toner to form a visual toner image; a transferer... Agent:

20150125169 - Image forming apparatus provided with image formation position correction function: In an image forming apparatus, an image forming device have an operating part and is configured to form an image at an image formation position on an imaging target. A control device is configured to control the image forming device to start performing an image forming process, determine an adjustment... Agent:

20150125170 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an exposure control unit that performs control, based on a shift-amount of an exposure position from an ideal position, the shift-amount being obtained from a detection-result of a misregistration correcting pattern image, to shift at least one of an exposure timing corresponding to first image... Agent:

20150125171 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a pseudo-halftone processing unit that processes input image data to output image data of first resolution; a resolution converting unit that converts the image data of the first resolution into image data of second resolution that is higher than the first resolution; a modulation-signal generating... Agent:

20150125172 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus includes a fixing unit that heats a medium having a developer image thereon while moving the medium to fix a developer image onto the medium, a motor that provides the fixing unit with a driving force to be used to move the medium, and a controller... Agent:

20150125173 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and image forming method: An image forming apparatus including; a non-inversion conveyance unit that conveys a sheet to a downstream without inverting through the image forming unit; an inversion conveyance unit that inverts the sheet with printing on one side and that conveys the sheet to an upstream; a first sheet inversion unit that... Agent:

20150125174 - Printer, data processing apparatus, and method of controlling data processing apparatus: A method of controlling a data processing apparatus including: a drive system device; a data processing device configured to perform data processing; and a power supply circuit configured to generate a drive system voltage to be supplied to the drive system device and a data processing system voltage to be... Agent:

20150125175 - Developing cartridge having electrode: A developing cartridge includes a casing, a developer-carrying member, a supply member, a developing electrode, a supply electrode, and an insulating member. The casing is configured to accommodate therein developer. The developer-carrying member is configured to rotate about a rotational axis and carry the developer thereon. The supply member is... Agent:

20150125176 - Developing cartridge having electrode: The developing cartridge includes a casing, a rotating member, and an electrode. The casing may be configured to accommodate therein developer. The rotating member has a rotational shaft extends in an axial direction. The rotating member is configured to rotate about the rotational shaft and carries the developer thereon. The... Agent:

20150125177 - Cleaning device comprising in-situ metal oxide dispersion: A cleaning device used in an electrophotographic image forming apparatus that provides excellent wear resistance and mechanical robustness. In particular, the cleaning device is a crosslinked elastomeric polyurethane cleaning blade that includes at least an end region contacting the surface of an imaging member to remove debris therefrom and comprising... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150125179 - Cartridge having a plurality of frames and image forming apparatus provided with the cartridge: A cartridge includes a first frame, an image-carrying member, a transfer member, and a second frame. The image-carrying member is rotatably supported by the first frame and is configured to carry a developer image thereon. The transfer member is rotatably supported by the first frame and faces the image-carrying member.... Agent:

20150125178 - Image forming apparatus having housing formed with opening and process cartridge mounted in the housing: An image forming apparatus includes: a housing; and a process cartridge. The housing is formed with a first opening through which recording medium is to be introduced into an inside of the housing. The process cartridge is configured to be mounted in the inside of the housing and is provided... Agent:

20150125180 - Process cartridge capable of suppressing developer from leaking out of developer cartridge, and image forming apparatus provided with the same: A process cartridge includes: a developer cartridge; and a photosensitive-member cartridge. A casing of the photosensitive-member cartridge includes: a photosensitive-member accommodating portion; and a cartridge-accommodating portion disposed next to the photosensitive-member accommodating portion in a first direction. The cartridge-accommodating portion includes a first wall and a first portion. The first... Agent:

20150125181 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrying member; a transfer unit that includes a transfer member, first and second separating portions configured to separate ends of the transfer member that are on one side and on another side, respectively, from the image carrying member; an engaging unit that includes... Agent:

20150125182 - Power transmitting device and image forming apparatus having the same: A power transmitting device having a structure to allow a photoconductor to stably form a visible image on a printing medium. The power transmitting device interconnects a rotator and a drive motor, the drive motor generating drive power to drive the rotator. The power transmitting device includes at least one... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150125184 - Charging device, image forming unit and image forming apparatus: A charging device includes a charging member that charges a surface of an image bearing body. The charging member includes a rotation shaft applied with a voltage, and a resilient conductive layer provided on an outer circumferential surface of the rotation shaft. The resilient conductive layer charges the surface of... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20150125183 - Charging member, charging device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A charging member includes a conductive elastic layer, and a conductive surface layer that is disposed on the conductive elastic layer, is in contact with an image holding member, and contains a resin, porous resin particles, and silicone oil, wherein a content of the porous resin particles is from 3... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20150125185 - Developing apparatus and image forming apparatus: There is provided a developer bearing member, a supplying chamber which contains a developer to be supplied to the developer bearing member, a collecting chamber which collects the developer from the developer bearing member, a first conveying member which is disposed in the supplying chamber and conveys the developer, a... Agent:

20150125186 - Developing apparatus: A developing apparatus includes a developing container for containing a developer; a rotatable developer carrying member provided at the position of the developing container opposed to an image bearing member and configured to carry the developer into a developing zone where the developer carrying member is opposed to the image... Agent:

20150125188 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image forming apparatus, a color registration test pattern of the image forming apparatus, and a method of forming the color registration test pattern are provided. A time required for color registration may be reduced by minimizing a region in which a color registration test pattern is formed on an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150125187 - Method of controlling performance of auto color registration and image forming apparatus using the same: A method of controlling performance of auto color registration (ACR) of a color image forming apparatus, and an image forming apparatus using the same are provided. The method of controlling performance of ACR includes forming a composite black image on a transfer belt, sensing the composite black image by using... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150125189 - Belt assembly and image forming apparatus including same: A belt assembly includes a belt, a plurality of support rollers, and a shaft-end retainer. The belt is formed into an endless loop, entrained about and stretched taut between the plurality of support rollers with a rotary shaft. The plurality of support rollers includes a first support roller and a... Agent:

20150125190 - Cleaning device, fixing device including the cleaning device, and image forming apparatus including the fixing device: A cleaning device includes a web sheet, a holding member, a reel member, a drive device, a pressing member, and a rotational load-applying device. The web sheet slides against and cleans a surface of a cleaning target object. The holding member holds the web sheet wound around the holding member... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150125193 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a nip formation pad disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator, and a pressure rotator pressed against the nip formation pad via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator, through which... Agent:

20150125192 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device includes an excitation coil, a rotatable heater, and a support shaft. The excitation coil includes a turning end and an extended portion continuous with the turning end. The heater includes a heat generation layer and a thermosensitive magnetic body composed to switch between magnetized and demagnetized states... Agent:

20150125194 - Fixing device having stably positioned nip plate: A fixing device for thermally fixing a developing agent image to a sheet includes: a flexible tubular member defining an axis extending in an axial direction; a heater; a nip plate configured to be in sliding contact with the tubular member and having an engaging portion; a backup member configured... Agent:

20150125191 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device including a heating unit that includes a circularly moving heating belt, and a pressurizing roller that presses an external face of the heating belt, the fixing device fixing a toner image on a sheet onto the sheet by nipping the sheet between the heating belt... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd

20150125195 - Fixing pressure roller and fixing device: To provide a fixing pressure roller having low roller hardness, low heat capacity, and low thermal expansion coefficient, and a fixing device including the fixing pressure roller. The fixing pressure roller of the invention for employment in a fixing unit of a fixing device has a core, and an elastic... Agent:

20150125196 - Toner conveying device: A toner conveying device includes a common conveyance path, toner input paths and blades. A screw for conveying a toner is installed in the common conveyance path. The toner input paths extend in an up-down direction and have lower ends connected to the common conveyance path. The blades are installed... Agent:

20150125197 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a chassis having an opening, a cover, photosensitive members, an intermediate transfer belt, a primary-transfer member, a secondary-transfer roller, a cleaner device, a waste toner container, which is movable along a predetermined direction to be removably installed in the... Agent:

20150125198 - Sheet conveying apparatus, sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: A sheet conveying apparatus with a belt having a cutaway portion at least at one end portion in a width direction orthogonal to a traveling direction and a thickness direction thereof, a claw member and a driving portion driving the belt. The claw member has a pinching portion configured to... Agent:

  
04/30/2015 > 56 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.

20150117873 - Cartridge and image forming device: A cartridge for accommodating developer includes a detected member configured to be detected by an external first sensor, and a drive-force transmission member configured to transmit a drive force to the detected member upon receipt of the drive force from outside. The detected member is configured to rotate in a... Agent:

20150117874 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, including a main body and a cartridge configured to be detachably attached to the main body, is provided. The cartridge includes a photosensitive member configured to carry an image formed in a developer agent thereon, a movable mechanism, and a developer roller configured to supply the... Agent:

20150117875 - Image forming apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit and a controller. The image forming unit forms an image on each medium with a metallic toner. The controller controls the image forming unit such that, in the formation of an image on each medium of plural media different in reflectance,... Agent:

20150117876 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive drum; a transfer belt configured to be charged to an opposite polarity to the surface of the photosensitive drum to electrostatically attract a recording paper sheet and convey the sheet while pressing the sheet against the photosensitive drum, thereby transferring a toner image... Agent:

20150117877 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An eletrophotographic image forming apparatus may include a developing unit; a toner buffer unit which feeds a toner to the developing unit, and includes an agitating member agitating the toner contained inside the toner buffer unit and a first carrying member carrying the toner contained inside the toner buffer unit... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150117878 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive member; an exposure portion; a developing portion; a sensor; a supply portion; a controller for controlling a developer amount based on density information outputted from the sensor after an electrostatic image for a supply control toner image is exposed to light under an... Agent:

20150117879 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a body of the image forming apparatus; and a cartridge installable with respect to the body, wherein the cartridge includes a developer accommodating portion accommodating a developer; a developing portion supporting a developer holding member holding the developer thereon; and a shutter configured to be... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150117880 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus which prohibits an image forming operation based on a detection result of a remaining amount detecting unit, thereafter immediately allows the image forming operation based on a detection result of a replacement detecting unit, performs a supply restriction mode which restricts a toner supply amount such... Agent:

20150117881 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device according to the invention comprises a first belt in an endless form, a first heat source for heating the first belt, a first reflection member reflecting heat from the first heat source toward the first belt, and a first temperature detecting member for detecting temperature of the... Agent:

20150117882 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a holding roller which holds thereon developer attached on the image carrier, a transfer member which transfers a developer image on the image carrier to a transfer medium, a collection device which collects the developer on the holding roller via the image... Agent:

20150117883 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier which carries thereon a developer image, a holding roller which holds thereon developer attached on the image carrier, a collection device which collects the developer on the holding roller via at least the image carrier, and a control device which executes a... Agent:

20150117884 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes a latent image bearing member, a charging unit, a charging power source, a latent image writing unit, a development unit, a transfer unit, a toner detector, and a controller. The controller causes a background fog pattern to be formed on a surface of the latent... Agent:

20150117885 - Image forming apparatus that updates process condition of image formation: An image forming apparatus includes an update unit configured to cause an image forming unit to form a first measurement image, cause a measurement unit to measure the first measurement image, and update a process condition based on a measurement result; a first determination unit configured to cause the image... Agent:

20150117886 - Image formation apparatus and image forming method: An image formation apparatus includes: a first image formation unit including a first image carrier and a first charging member that charges the first image carrier, the first image formation unit using a first developer and; a second image formation unit including a second image carrier and a second charging... Agent:

20150117887 - Color image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a process unit arranged in the vicinity of the circumference of each photosensitive member and the process unit is configured to act on the photosensitive member in forming a toner image thereon. The image forming apparatus detects a time period since a laser beam emission... Agent:

20150117888 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes image carriers, holding rollers configured to hold developer attached on the respective image carriers, a belt having a surface which contacts the image carriers and moves in a moving direction, transfer members which transfer the developer on the respective image carriers to the belt, a... Agent:

20150117890 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an ejection tray, a printing portion and a display position. The printing portion prints, on a sheet, an image based on image data and ejects the printed sheet to the ejection tray. The display portion displays ejected-sheet information for notifying the orientation of the front... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150117889 - Image forming apparatus, method and a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium therefor: An image forming apparatus includes a control device that detects a change in a first state concerning placement and removal of sheets in a sheet feed device or mounting and demounting of the sheet feed device and detects a second change in a second state concerning placement and removal or... Agent:

20150117892 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member for bearing a toner image; a belt for transferring the toner image from the image bearing member onto a transfer material; an electric power supplying device, contacted to the belt, to which a voltage is to be applied, wherein the electric... Agent:

20150117891 - Power supply apparatus, image forming apparatus having the same, and method thereof: A power supply apparatus capable of outputting a predetermined voltage or a predetermined electrical current selectively is provided, including a voltage level setter to determine an output level of a voltage or an electrical current according to an external signal, a constant voltage feedback unit to correct an output value... Agent:

20150117893 - Image forming apparatus having image forming unit: An image forming apparatus includes a casing, a cover unit, and a liquid channel. The cover unit is disposed above an image forming unit. The cover unit includes a first member, a second member, and a neighboring portion positioned between the first member and the second member. The liquid channel... Agent:

20150117894 - Exhaust device and image forming device including same: An exhaust fan, an exhaust duct through which a discharged gas flows and a filter which is provided in the exhaust duct are included. A curved portion is provided in the exhaust duct, and the filter is provided on a downstream side in a direction of flow of the gas... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20150117895 - Developer collection apparatus and image forming apparatus: A developer collection apparatus is provided with a suction duct, a collection box, and an auxiliary fan. One end of the suction duct is arranged near a developing unit. The collection box is connected to the other end of the suction duct and includes a suction fan, where a developer... Agent:

20150117896 - Cleaning blade and image forming apparatus including same: A cleaning blade for an image forming apparatus includes a base and a contact portion disposed on the base that contacts and cleans a surface of an intermediate transfer belt. A Martens hardness of the contact portion of the cleaning blade is at least 2 [N/mm2] and not more than... Agent:

20150117897 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier and a cleaning device. The image carrier is rotated to carry a toner image. The cleaning device includes a cleaning member and an auxiliary cleaning member. To the cleaning member, a bias of a reversed polarity to a polarity of a remained... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150117898 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a casing having a frame, a drive source configured to generate a driving force, a gear mechanism configured to receive the driving force of the drive source, and a drive source support formed in the frame. The drive source support encloses and supports the drive... Agent:

20150117899 - Image forming apparatus and maintenance method thereof: An image forming apparatus includes a main body frame, an image forming unit disposed in the main body frame and comprising an image carrier and a developing member, a gap control unit to selectively allow the image carrier to be in contact with or spaced apart from the developing member,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20150117900 - Image forming apparatus provided with engaging portion configured to lock access assembly: An image forming apparatus includes: a casing including a base portion, an access assembly, and a cover; first and second engaging portions; and an operating member. The access assembly is pivotally movable between an open position and a closed position. The cover has a recessed portion recessed from an edge... Agent:

20150117901 - Process unit and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A process unit includes a rotatable image bearer to bear a toner image on a surface thereof; a developer bearer to supply developer to the image bearer and including a first range, a second range different in property from the first range and adjacent to the first range on an... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150117902 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that can prevent a protection cover from being detached from an apparatus main body when the attaching of a process cartridge is completed, with a simple structure includes a biasing portion that can bias the process cartridge. The biasing portion applies biasing force in such a... Agent:

20150117903 - Image forming apparatus employing cleanerless system: A image forming apparatus includes a developing roller and a photosensitive drum configured to rotate about a first axis, and has a peripheral surface. The developing roller is configured to contact the photosensitive drum and is configured to supply developer to the photosensitive drum by rotating about a second axis... Agent:

20150117906 - Cartridge and image forming device: A cartridge includes: a casing including a developer accommodation part for accommodating developer; an agitator for agitating the developer and rotatable about a first rotational axis extending in an axial direction; a receiving member rotatable about a second rotational axis upon receipt of a drive force inputted thereto; a first... Agent:

20150117905 - Cartridge having agitator and rotary member with detected portion: A cartridge includes a housing, an agitator, a first rotary member having a detected portion and a first abutment portion, and a second rotary member having a second abutment portion. The agitator includes: a rotation shaft having an axial end portion at which the second rotary member is supported; and... Agent:

20150117904 - Development apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: A development apparatus is provided, including a case; a roller member configured to transport a developer; an agitating member configured to agitate the developer; and a movable transport member configured to transport the developer, which is agitated by the agitating member, toward the roller member. The case includes a first... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150117907 - Cartridge and lid member for cartridge: There is provided a cartridge, including: a casing including an inlet portion configured to be filled with a developer; and a lid member configured to close the inlet portion by being installed to the inlet portion from an installation direction, wherein the casing includes a first protruding portion which projects... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150117908 - Developing cartridge: A developing cartridge is provided for use with an image forming apparatus and may include a housing, a developing roller rotatably provided in the housing, and a developing roller gear configured to rotate integrally with the developing roller. Further, the developing cartridge can include a driving input gear configured to... Agent:

20150117909 - Developer container and image forming apparatus including the same: A developer container includes a container housing for storing developer, a cylinder section projecting from the container housing and including a developer discharge port, and a rotary member for conveying the developer to the discharge port. The rotary member includes a rotary shaft rotatably supported and having a first part... Agent:

20150117910 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a transmission mechanism transmitting a driving force in a transmission direction from a driving source to an output unit, the transmission mechanism including a movable gear configured to move between a transmission position where, when the driving source generates the driving force in a first... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20150117911 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an endless belt having a surface on which a first image and a second image are formed; a drive roller that drives the belt; a tension roller that supports the belt on a downstream side of the drive roller; a first image forming unit disposed... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20150117912 - Image forming apparatus: The exposing unit emits a pair of light beams deflected to reverse scanning directions each other by a rotary polyhedron. The pattern creation unit creates color misregistration detection patterns on the transfer unit by the toner image in a reference color formed by a light beam emitted from an exposing... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20150117913 - Transfer system for an electrophotographic device: A device for transferring images from an image donating member to an image receiving medium comprises a substrate, at least two electrodes disposed on the substrate, and at least one layer of coating disposed on the substrate having an outer surface for forming a nip region with the image donating... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20150117914 - Conveyor system and image forming apparatus including same: A conveyor system includes a first conveyor belt entrained about a separation roller and a support roller disposed upstream from the separation roller, a second conveyor belt entrained about a first roller disposed at an uppermost stream in a transport direction of a sheet-type medium and a second roller disposed... Agent:

20150117915 - Image forming apparatus: A position of a contact region formed between a transfer belt and a transfer member in the form of a brush is displaced toward a downstream side in a movement direction of the transfer belt with respect to the position in an initial state, whereby it is difficult to acquire... Agent:

20150117916 - Transfer device and image forming apparatus having the same: A transfer device and an image forming apparatus having the same are provided. Shapes of cam profiles of first cam members and second cam members controlling movement of first slider members moving a first transfer roller corresponding to a black developer, and second slider members moving a second transfer roller... Agent:

20150117917 - Print medium supporting device and image forming apparatus having the same: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier on which a developer image is formed, a transfer roller disposed to be in contact with the image carrier to form a transfer nip and to transfer the developer image formed on the image carrier onto a print medium, a print medium... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150117918 - Drive transmission device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: In a drive transmission device, a transmission member moves in a rotational axis direction of an input member, and is able to move to a position for engaging with an output member and a position for not engaging with the output member. When the input member is rotating in a... Agent:

20150117919 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprising a drum for carrying a toner image; a transfer member for contacting the drum to form a transfer nip, the transfer member being capable of electrostatically transferring the toner image from the drum onto a sheet; a fixing unit provided, downstream of the transfer member... Agent:

20150117920 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming portion configured to form a toner image on a sheet; a first rotatable member and a second rotatable member which are configured to form a nip therebetween for heating the toner image formed on the sheet by the image forming portion; a... Agent:

20150117921 - Self lubricating fuser and method of operation: A belt fuser assembly which dispenses lubricant oil or other depleted lubricant component to the inner surface of the fuser belt. The belt fuser assembly may include a lubricant dispenser positioned to be heated by the heating element of the fuser assembly for dispensing a lubricant oil to the inner... Agent:

20150117922 - Apparatus for treating media sheets: In a combination of an image forming apparatus and an apparatus for treating media sheets after an image has been formed, the image forming apparatus includes a processing stage causing the media sheets to be heated, and the apparatus for treating the media sheets is disposed on a discharge side... Agent: Oce-technologies B.v.

20150117923 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a chassis having a first opening on a first side, photosensitive members, an intermediate transfer belt arranged to have a surface thereof facing the photosensitive members, primary-transfer members, a secondary-transfer roller, a first feed roller, a cleaner device, a... Agent:

20150117924 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit, a conveyance unit, an opening, and a movement unit. The storage unit stores, in an apparatus body of the image forming apparatus, a sheet having an image. The conveyance unit conveys the sheet having the image to the storage unit. The opening... Agent:

20150117925 - Image forming apparatus: According to an embodiment, an image forming apparatus has an image forming unit, a transfer unit, a fixing unit, a first conveying path, a second conveying path, and a control unit. The image forming unit forms a toner image. The control unit controls execution of a print-less sheet passing processing... Agent:

20150117926 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus has a body having a pair of frames, and an image formation unit configured to form an image on a sheet, and a re-feeding path which is used when the sheet, on one surface of which an image has been formed by the image formation unit,... Agent:

20150117927 - Image processing apparatus including two portions for receiving discharged sheet: In an image processing apparatus, a control device controls a releasing member to release a release object onto a sheet to perform an image processing; controls a first rotating body to rotate to convey the sheet on which the releasing member has released the release object; controls a second rotating... Agent:

20150117928 - Recording medium storage apparatus and image forming apparatus therewith: A recording medium storage apparatus has a storage cassette and a lock mechanism. The lock mechanism restricts movement of the storage cassette in the drawing direction. The lock mechanism has an engaging portion on an apparatus body and an engaged portion on the storage cassette. While the storage cassette is... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

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