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Electrophotography

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10/02/2014 > 76 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140294403 - Cartridge having photosensitive body cartridge and developer cartridge: A developer cartridge includes: a first rotary body having at least one detected part; and a second rotary body. The first rotary body is configured to rotate between a first position, in which a transmission part is disposed opposite the second rotary body, and a second position, in which a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294404 - Image forming apparatus having cartridge detachably mounted therein: In an image forming apparatus, a sensing body is disposed at a first position when a cartridge has been removed from an apparatus body, is disposed at a second position when a first part of the sensing body contacts a housing of the cartridge that has been mounted in the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294405 - Image forming apparatus including fixing portion: An image forming apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes print engine portion, paper sheet detectors, and control portion. Control portion stop paper sheet conveyance, when detecting occurrence of jam. Control portion determines fixing nip position which is position of the fixing nip portion on fixing stop... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294406 - Image forming apparatus and method of handling a sheet conveyance error therein: An image forming apparatus, in which a method of handling a sheet conveyance error is performed, includes an apparatus body, a fixing unit fixing an image to a recording medium at a nip area thereof, a sheet conveying path, a sheet output roller unit outputting the recording medium outside the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140294407 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; a developer storage portion; a developer bearing member; a toner replenishing device that replenishes toner to the developer storage portion; a power supply that supplies an AC voltage or a voltage in which a DC voltage and an AC voltage are... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294408 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier; an intermediate transfer body that temporarily carries a color component image formed by the image carrier; a first-transfer member; a second-transfer member; a surface-positioning member that is disposed upstream of the second-transfer member in a transport direction of the intermediate transfer body,... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294409 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has an image carrying body, a first electrically conductive member, a bias application device, and a controller. The first electrically conductive member makes contact with the photosensitive layer of the image carrying body The bias application device applies a bias containing an AC bias to the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294410 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a first conductive member, a bias application device, and a control portion, and performs image formation on a surface of the image bearing member while making the image bearing member rotate. The image forming apparatus is capable of executing a heating-up... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294411 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier; an intermediate transfer body; a second-transfer member; a support mechanism that supports the second-transfer member in a second-transfer region; a surface-positioning member that is disposed upstream of the second-transfer member in a transport direction; a determination device that determines whether or not... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294412 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, a toner image forming unit, a detector, and a controller to adjust an image forming condition based on a detection result by the detector. During a non-printing period, multiple toner patterns are formed in an end and center portions of the image... Agent:

20140294413 - Image forming apparatus: After a toner image is transferred from a photoreceptor to an intermediate transfer belt, a surface of the photoreceptor is destaticized by a static eraser including a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in an axial direction of the photoreceptor. A first density sensor and a second density sensor for... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140294414 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; an electrostatic image forming unit; a developing device; an intermediary transfer member; a rotatable transfer member; a constant-voltage element; a power source; a cleaning device; an executing portion capable of executing a toner image collecting mode after jam clearance; and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294415 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit, an apparatus main body, a nip pressure changing member, a driving source, and a clutch mechanism. The fixing unit includes a first rotating member, a second rotating member, and a fixing nip forming mechanism. The fixing nip forming mechanism forms a fixing... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294416 - Image forming apparatus: An apparatus is capable of switching between a mode in which a first resistance heating element and a second resistance heating element are connected in series and a mode in which they are connected in parallel. When a temperature increase rate detected by a temperature detection unit is smaller than... Agent:

20140294417 - Image forming apparatus and heat fixing device provided in the same: An image forming apparatus may include an endless belt, a heater, a first temperature sensor, a second temperature sensor, and a controller. The endless belt may have a center portion and end portions in an axial direction, and defines an internal space therein and an outer peripheral surface. The first... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294418 - Fuser control device and image forming apparatus: A fuser control device includes a fuser device that a holding member holds configured to fuse a developing image to a printing medium, a fuser heater that is installed at the holding member configured to generate heat for at least a central part and side parts of a heat application... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140294419 - Image forming apparatus and heat fixing device provided in the same: An image forming apparatus may include an endless belt, a heater, a first temperature sensor, and a second temperature sensor. The endless belt may be configured to circularly move about a rotational axis extending in an axial direction. The endless belt may have a center portion and end portions in... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294420 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a sensing unit configured to check a transfer belt, which serves to transfer a visible image to a printing medium, the image forming apparatus capable of reducing contamination of sensors since a lighting window of a sensor provided in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140294421 - Image forming system, instruction output control method, and recording medium: An image forming system, an instruction output control method, and a non-transitory recording medium storing an instruction output control method, each of which obtains information indicating detection of a jam at an image forming system including an image forming apparatus and one or more peripheral devices, detects a current location... Agent:

20140294422 - Systems and methods for universal imaging components: A method of operating a cartridge chip installed in an imaging device includes: causing, by the cartridge chip, the imaging device to enter an error condition; monitoring the timing or sequence of communication signals received from the imaging device during at least a portion of the error condition; and operating,... Agent: Static Control Components, Inc.

20140294423 - Image forming apparatus and power supply device: A power supply device includes a first switch section that can disconnect a 24-V power supply from a commercial alternating-current (AC) power supply and that operates with the voltage of 3.3 V, and a second switch section that can disconnect a voltage detection circuit from the commercial AC power supply... Agent:

20140294424 - Semi-contact bias charge roller: There is described an image forming apparatus including an imaging member having a charge retentive-surface for developing an electrostatic latent image thereon, a substrate and a photoconductive member disposed on the substrate. A bias charge roller for applying an electrostatic charge on the charge retentive surface to a predetermined electric... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140294425 - Image forming apparatus having movable supporting member for supporting cartridge: An image forming apparatus includes: a main casing provided with a main-body electrode; a cartridge; a supporting member for supporting the cartridge; and a first displacing mechanism. The cartridge includes a processing body elongated in a first direction and a power-receiving part capable of contacting the main-body electrode. The supporting... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294426 - Image forming device having intake duct: An image forming device includes: an image forming unit; an enclosure; and an intake duct. The image forming unit includes a photosensitive member having an axis. The enclosure is configured to house the image forming unit and includes a first wall provided on one side of the image forming unit... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294427 - Toner collector and image forming apparatus including same: A toner collector includes a housing, an inlet port, a fan, a discharge port, a first upstream side filter, and a downstream side filter. The inlet port is opened in the housing. The fan is disposed in the housing, and intakes and discharges the airflow having flowed in through the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294428 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a dustproof shutter, a lock lever, a shutter lever and an elastic member. The dustproof shutter is openably/closably supported in a case so as to protect an exposure device. The lock lever is configured to lock a cover openably/closably provided in the case, and to... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294429 - Toner collecting device and image forming apparatus including the same: A toner collecting unit includes a housing, an inlet, a first fan, a lower duct, a first filter, and an oscillation motor. The inlet is provided in the housing. Toner flows into the inlet together with an air flow. The first fan is arranged in the interior of the housing... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294431 - Charging device provided with cleaner for cleaning electrode: There is provided a charging device including: a discharge electrode extending in a first direction; and a cleaning member configured to move in the first direction to clean the discharge electrode. The cleaning member includes a rigid member in contact with the discharge electrode, and a cushion member supporting the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294430 - Charging device, assembly, and image forming apparatus: A charging device includes a charging member and a cleaning member. The charging member is driven and rotated while in contact with an outer peripheral surface of an image carrier which rotates, and charges the image carrier. The cleaning member is driven and rotated while in contact with an outer... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294432 - Intermediate transfer unit for stably charging and cleaning: An intermediate transfer unit includes an intermediate transfer belt, a plurality of rollers, a cleaning unit, a brush unit, and a pressing member. The brush unit is located at the outer circumferential surface part of the intermediate transfer belt in contact with the roller. The brush unit is located at... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294433 - Developing roller and developing device provided with the same: A developing roller configured to carry developer and extending in an axial direction includes: a first rotation shaft; a second rotation shaft; a rubber body portion; a first cylindrical rubber portion; and a second cylindrical rubber portion. The body portion has a first side and a second side opposite to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294434 - Developing roller and developing device provided with the same: A developing roller configured to carry developer and extending in an axial direction includes: a hollow cylindrical rubber portion; and a shaft. The hollow cylindrical rubber portion has axial end faces. The shaft extends through the hollow cylindrical rubber portion and has a shaft portion positioned inward of the axial... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294435 - Toner container and image forming apparatus with a mechanism to secure the toner container: A toner container and system for mounting and/or securing the toner container includes a toner container having a toner dispensing hole, a shutter, a protrusion. The shutter is movable relative to the toner dispensing hole, and is to selectively close the toner dispensing hole. The protrusion is connected to the... Agent:

20140294436 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, a fixing drive motor is positioned inside the image forming apparatus and closely to the front surface of the image forming apparatus so as to be laterally to toner cartridges and a waste toner box in a direction parallel to an outer surface of a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294438 - Image forming apparatus having supporting member for supporting cartridges: An image forming apparatus includes: a main casing; a plurality of cartridges each extending in a first direction substantially perpendicular to a vertical direction; and a supporting member configured to detachably support the plurality of cartridges such that the cartridges are arrayed in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294437 - Image forming apparatus having supporting member with rigidity: An image forming apparatus includes: a main casing, first and second cartridges, and a supporting member supporting the first and second cartridges. The first and second cartridges extend in a first direction and are arranged in a second direction generally perpendicular to the first direction when supported in the supporting... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294441 - Component movement mechanism for an image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus may include a photosensitive member, a developing device including a developing roller, pressing members configured to engage with the developing device and springs configured to urge the pressing members. In some examples, each of the pressing members may be configured to contact and move the developing... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294440 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a drive unit, an image bearing member, a developing unit, a support unit, an urging member, and a switching mechanism. The urging member generates an urging force for pivoting the support unit in an approaching direction in which a peripheral surface of a developing roller... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294439 - Image forming device including mechanism for moving developer cartridge: An image forming device includes a main body, a plurality of developer cartridges, a drawer, and an ejecting mechanism. The drawer is movable relative to the main body. The plurality of developer cartridges are juxtaposed in a predetermined direction and detachably attached to the drawer. Each developer cartridge includes a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294442 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus equipped therewith: A fixing device is configured to move the pressure release member in predetermined movement directions relative to the support member such that the biasing member can function. The support member has a first retaining part. The pressure release member has a retention element to be held in the first retaining... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294443 - Image forming system: The presently disclosed embodiments relate generally to image forming systems comprising imaging apparatus members and toner compositions. More specifically, the present embodiments relate to an improved BCR xerographic system comprising (1) a cleaning blade comprising a material having a certain Share A Hardness; (2) a photoreceptor having a surface with... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140294445 - Driving force transmission device and image forming apparatus including the same: A driving force transmission device includes a first driving member, a second driving member, a moving member and a connection drive section. The connection drive section separates, in conjunction with movement of the moving member in the first direction, the first driving member and the second driving member respectively from... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions

20140294444 - Image forming apparatus and image carrier: An image forming apparatus includes a driving portion configured to generate a driving force, a first magnet configured to rotate when receiving the driving force from the driving portion, a second magnet that faces the first magnet with a gap interposed therebetween and is configured to rotate together with the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294446 - Powder transport device, developing device, and image forming apparatus: A powder transport device includes a transport path having a supply port. Powder supplied through the supply port together with old powder already contained in the transport path is transported through the transport path. The powder transport device also includes a transport member, which is rotatably disposed in the transport... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294449 - Developer container, developing device, process unit, and image forming apparatus: The developer container includes a rotator that is rotated in the container body, a sequence of gears disposed outside the developer container that transmits a torque to the rotator, and a container guiding portion that fits with a main body side guiding portion and guides the developer container in a... Agent:

20140294448 - Developer supply cartridge, process cartridge and image forming apparatus: A developer supply cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an image forming apparatus includes: a developer accommodating portion; a shutter portion movable between a closed position and an open position; and a movable portion for moving the shutter portion. The movable portion is movable between a first position... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294447 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus (1) includes a toner cartridge (71) between a front frame (78) or an front inside cover (79) and a front housing, and a cartridge attaching section (65) includes a shutter stopping section (65i) for opening a shutter (71c) by attachment of the toner cartridge (71) to... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294450 - Developing cartridge and process cartridge: A developing cartridge includes: a developing roller main body; a developing roller shaft, which is arranged along a central axis line of the developing roller main body, and which protrudes from both end portions of the developing roller main body along the central axis line, wherein the developing roller shaft... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294452 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer body onto which developer images are transferred, a second transfer unit that transfers the developer images on the intermediate transfer body onto a recording medium, support members including first and second support members, and a contact member. The first support member faces... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294453 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus, in a case in which a toner on a transfer belt is checked through a sensing unit, is capable of preventing a rotation of a guide roller, which is configured to guide the transfer belt, by use of a regulation... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140294451 - Transfer device and image forming apparatus: A transfer device includes an endless intermediate transfer belt that moves circularly, a first rotating body pressed into contact with the inner surface of the belt, and a second rotating body disposed at a position facing the first rotating body to contact with the outer surface of the belt. The... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294454 - Electrophotographic method: An electrophotographic apparatus and method that can effect favorable transfer of a toner image onto a medium under a nip pressure between a transfer roller and a backup roller and a potential difference between the transfer and backup rollers even if the medium has a high insulating property, such as... Agent:

20140294455 - Grinding roller, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: There is provided a grinding roller for use in a fixing device including a pair of rotary fixing members that rotate while being pressed against each other to form an area of contact, and heat and press a recording medium carrying an unfixed toner image and fed to the area... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140294456 - Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method: A fixing device includes a pressing rotary body to press against a fixing rotary body. A pivotable pressure lever rotatably mounts the pressing rotary body. A pressurization cam assembly pivots the pressure lever to press the pressing rotary body against the fixing rotary body and release pressure between the pressing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140294460 - Fixing device: The present invention provides a fixing device that includes a heater, a first endless belt, a first roller, and a second roller. The first endless belt confronts the heater at a confronting part and providing a nip region upon contacting the heater. The first endless belt is movable in a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294459 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a heater, a first endless belt, a first back up member, and a second back up member. The first endless belt provides a nip region upon contacting with the heater, and is movable in a first direction. The first back up member provides a first position... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294461 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes an exciting coil and a heat generator disposed opposite the exciting coil. The heat generator includes a heat generation layer disposed opposite the exciting coil to generate heat by a magnetic flux from the exciting coil and a temperature sensitive magnetic body disposed opposite the exciting... Agent:

20140294468 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a heating source and a fixing roller. The fixing belt has a sheet passing part and a non-sheet passing part. The fixing roller includes an elastic layer including first and second elastic parts. The first elastic part is provided on an inner diameter... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294465 - Fixing device fixing transferred developing agent image to sheet: The present invention provides a fixing device that may include a nip member, an endless belt, a rotating member and a stay. The stay may have a first supporting face. The first supporting face may have a first downstream edge. The first downstream edge may have a first portion, a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294466 - Fixing device having pressing members for pressing endless belt: A fixing device may include an endless belt configured to circularly move about an axis extending in an axial direction, a first pressing member and a second pressing member. The endless belt may have an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface, the outer peripheral surface having a first... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294462 - Fixing device provided with reinforced nip member: A fixing device may include a metal plate, an endless belt, a rotating body, and a stay. The metal plate may have a main part comprising a first end portion, a second end portion, and a center portion positioned therebetween and having rigidity higher than that of the first end... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294463 - Fixing device provided with rotating member having concave shape: The present invention provides a fixing device that may include a nip member, a rotating body and an endless belt. The endless belt may be in sliding contact with the nip member. The rotating body may constitute a nip region. The nip region may define a first, second and third... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294464 - Fixing device provided with stay having rigidity distribution: A fixing device may include a nip member, an endless belt, a rotating body, and a stay. The endless belt may be in sliding contact with the nip member. The rotating body may nip the endless belt to constitute a nip region. The stay may be disposed opposite to the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294467 - Fixing device provided with temperature detection unit: A fixing device may include: a nip member; an endless belt; a heater; a temperature detection unit; and a biasing member. The endless belt may circularly move such that an inner peripheral surface thereof may move in a sliding direction at a position in sliding contact with the nip member.... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294457 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus: Provided is a fixing device including a rotatable rotating member, a tubular member that is movable while coming into contact with the rotating member, a pressure member that is arranged inside the tubular member and nips a recording medium holding an unfixed toner image at a nip portion formed between... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294458 - Fusing device and eletrophotographic image forming apparatus: A fusing device according to an embodiment of the present general inventive concept includes a pressing unit, a heating fusing belt contacts an outer surface of the pressing unit and rotates, a nib forming unit contacts an inner surface of the heating fusing belt and forms a nib at a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140294469 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus provided therewith: A fixing device includes: a heat source, a heating member, a pressure member, a heat absorption unit, a holding member, and an end part supporting member. The heat source generates infrared rays. The heat absorption unit is formed on an inner circumferential surface of the heating member, absorbs radiation heat... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140294471 - Fixing apparatus and electrophotographic image forming apparatus including the same: A fixing apparatus includes a heating roller and a nip forming unit facing the heating roller to form a fixing nip. The heating roller includes a resistive heating layer receiving an electric current to generate heat, and a base material supporting the resistive heating layer, wherein a resistance per unit... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140294470 - Fuser member: There is disclosed a fuser member include a substrate layer and a release layer disposed on the substrate layer. The release layer includes a plurality polyimide particles dispersed in a fluoropolymer. An image forming apparatus equipped the fuser member is also described.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140294473 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit and a cleaning unit. The fixing unit includes multiple local heaters configured to separately heat multiple portions of a recording medium carrying toner to fix the toner on the recording medium. The cleaning unit removes unfixed toner adhering to the recording medium... Agent:

20140294474 - Image forming apparatus: An air-blowing duct is provided to guide external air to the recording material conveyed by a discharge roller and a discharge driven roller provided at a downstream side of a fixing device, and a blowing port of the air-blowing duct is open at a position avoiding the discharge roller and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294472 - Image transfer device and image forming apparatus: An image transfer device includes a transfer unit and a transport unit. The transfer unit that heats a layered body including a recording member, which is flexible and has an image recorded on a recording surface thereof, and a base member, onto which the image on the recording member is... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294475 - Waste-developer collecting device and image forming apparatus including the waste-developer collecting device: A waste-developer collecting device includes a developing device that develops a latent image with developer, a storage section that stores the developer transported from the developing device, and a path section extending from the developing device to the storage section, and including a downward path through which the developer in... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140294476 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a switchback roller which switches between a normal rotation direction and a reverse rotation direction, first and second gear train for rotating the switchback roller in the normal and reverse rotation directions, respectively, a switching unit including a pendulum gear which is movable among a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140294477 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a housing having a discharge port, a plurality of photosensitive bodies mounted in the housing, a transfer unit to transfer visible images formed on the plurality of photosensitive bodies onto a printing medium, a fusing unit to fuse transferred... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140294478 - Curl correcting device and image forming apparatus with same: A curl correcting device includes a first roller, a second roller and a supporting unit. The supporting unit includes a first conveyance path and a second conveyance path. The first roller is rotated about a first rotary shaft and elastically deformable. The second roller is rotated about a second rotary... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

  
09/25/2014 > 35 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140286652 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a belt unit detachable from a main body, a sensor unit, a blocking member, a moving mechanism, and a determination portion. The sensor unit includes a light emitting element configured to emit an outgoing light toward the belt, a first light receiving element configured to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286653 - Method for measuring lubricant-induced surface roughness and image forming apparatus: A method applicable to an image forming apparatus with a lubricant to be applied to a surface of a photoreceptor for measuring surface roughness of the surface of the photoreceptor after lubricant application, the method including: a first step of measuring a surface profile of the photoreceptor and obtaining first... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140286654 - Fixing device usable with an image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing roller to fix a toner on a recording medium; a heater to heat the fixing roller; an alternating current (AC) power source to generate an AC electric power such that the heater heats the fixing roller according to the AC electric power; a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140286655 - Image heating device: An image heating device includes a belt, a wire stretched from one widthwise end to the other widthwise end of the belt near a peripheral surface of the belt, a moving member movably fixed to one end of the wire, a biasing member, a detection unit, and a control unit.... Agent:

20140286656 - Image heating device: An image heating device includes a belt, a light emitting portion, a light receiving portion, and a control portion. The belt heats an image on a sheet in an image heating operation. The light emitting portion emits light from one widthwise end of the belt to the other widthwise end... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286657 - Image forming apparatus and method of forming toner band: Disclosed herein is an image forming apparatus including: an image bearing member; an image forming section that forms a toner image on the image bearing member; a cleaning blade that makes contact with the image bearing member to remove toner on the image bearing member; and a control section that... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140286658 - Image forming system, image forming system control method, and image forming apparatus: An image forming system in which a plurality of image forming apparatuses each of which is equipped with an image forming section and a control section are connected and which is configured such that each image forming apparatus can form an image on the same recording sheet, wherein the control... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140286659 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, an image forming unit configured to form a toner image on the image bearing member, a conveyance member configured to transfer the toner image formed on the image bearing member onto a recording material and to convey the recording material, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286661 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided, which includes photoconductive drums arranged along a sheet conveyance direction, transfer bodies each disposed to face a corresponding one of the photoconductive drums, a fuser unit disposed downstream relative to a most downstream photoconductive drum in the sheet conveyance direction and configured to feed... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286662 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a rotatable image bearing member; a transferring member that forms a transfer nip portion with the image bearing member; a voltage application section that applies a voltage to the transferring member in such a manner that a certain amount of current flows through the transferring... Agent: Konica Minolta Inc.

20140286660 - Image forming apparatuses and methods thereof: Image forming apparatus and methods are disclosed which include an intermediate transfer member to transfer images to media, an impression roller including a gripping device to receive the media, and a determination module to determine the length of the media held by the at least one gripper unit based on... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140286663 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes a rotatable heating member of magnetism-adjusted alloy configured to heat a toner image on a sheet; an excitation coil configured to generate a magnetic flux for electromagnetic induction heating of the rotatable heating member; a voltage source configured to supply an AC current to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286664 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a developer image forming portion configured to form a developer image on a recording medium; a fixing portion configured to fix the developer image to the recording medium; a transportation portion configured to transport the recording medium to form a second image on the recording... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140286665 - Fixing device: An image forming apparatus that forms a toner image on a recording medium includes an image forming unit that forms an unfixed toner image on a recording medium; a fixing unit that heats the recording medium bearing the unfixed toner image and fixes the unfixed toner image onto the recording... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286666 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus having: an endless fixing belt; a heating member heating the fixing belt; a support member maintaining the fixing belt substantially circular; a pressing member in contact with the fixing belt to form a fixing nip portion; a temperature sensor; a position detector; a storage storing temperatures... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140286667 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a control unit that performs two types of stop operations in which an image bearing member is rotated or is not rotated after forming an image. The control unit selects the stop operation according to operation time of the image bearing member.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286668 - Electronic apparatus, control apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An electronic apparatus includes a memory unit that stores procedure information that associates a function with a first procedure in accordance with which the electronic apparatus performs a process corresponding to the function in a standalone fashion, and a second procedure in accordance with which the electronic apparatus performs a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140286669 - Image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus control method, and storage medium storing image forming apparatus control program: An image forming apparatus includes a printing device to print images on sheets using a printing operation and to initiate a discharge of printed sheets from a sheet discharge port onto the discharge tray disposed for the image forming apparatus; a counter operatively connected to the printing device to count... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140286670 - Apparatus and method for preventing an information storage device from falling from a removable device: An information storage device installed in a removable device configured to be removably installed in an image forming apparatus body, includes: an information storage unit that stores information communicated between the image forming apparatus body and the removable device; a terminal that comes in contact with a body side terminal;... Agent:

20140286671 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a main duct forming an airflow path of air blew by an air blower such that the air flows through the main duct from a first side to a second side in an extending direction of the airflow path, the main duct including a plurality... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286672 - Cleaning member, transfer device, intermediate transfer device, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning member includes a ridgeline part provided at one end of the cleaning member in a lateral direction of the cleaning member, the ridgeline part including a first ridgeline that extends in an axial direction of a member to be cleaned that rotates and second ridgelines provided at respective... Agent:

20140286673 - Development device, image forming unit, and image forming apparatus: A development device includes a developer container that includes a developer chamber configured to contain a developer, a developer carrier configured to hold the developer on a surface of an outer periphery and configured to rotate about an axis, and faces an electrostatic latent image carrier that carries an electrostatic... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140286674 - Apparatus and method for manufacturing thermal transfer print sheet: An apparatus for manufacturing a thermal transfer print sheet includes an image forming unit configured to form a film pattern including a first pattern and a second pattern on a releasing sheet, the first and second patterns being arranged to at least partially overlap each other, the first pattern being... Agent: Casio Electronics Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140286675 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier whose surface is moved in a specific direction, a charging device to charge the image carrier, an exposure device to form an electrostatic latent image by exposing a surface of the charged image carrier, a developing device to supply a developer to... Agent:

20140286676 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a developer container including a first chamber and a second chamber arranged along a lateral direction, which crosses a gravitational direction, developer circulating through the first chamber and the second chamber; a transporting member rotatably disposed in the first chamber; and a supply member rotatably disposed... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140286677 - Powder container and image forming apparatus: A powder container includes a body and a pair of walls that blocks one longitudinal end of the body and the other longitudinal end of the body. Powder is accommodated within the powder container which is mounted to an apparatus using the powder in a posture where a longitudinal direction... Agent:

20140286678 - Toner replenishment device and image forming apparatus having the same: A toner replenishment device includes a toner receiving port, a toner feed unit feeding toner from the toner receiving port into the device, a toner detector detecting that the device has been filled with a specified amount of the toner, an agitating member having an agitating blade and rotating so... Agent:

20140286679 - Image forming apparatus and toner case: An image forming apparatus includes a toner case, an apparatus main body, and a cover. The toner case includes a case main body, a shutter, and an operation part. The case main body has a discharge port discharging a toner. The shutter opens/closes the discharge port. The operation part is... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140286680 - Powder container and image forming apparatus: A powder container includes a body and a pair of walls that blocks one longitudinal end of the body and the other longitudinal end of the body. Powder is accommodated within the powder container which is mounted to an apparatus using the powder in a posture where a longitudinal direction... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140286681 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device includes a sleeve and a magnet roller having first and second magnetic poles, the second magnetic pole being disposed downstream of the first magnetic pole. A magnetic attraction distribution on the sleeve in a region from the first magnetic pole to the second magnetic pole is such... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140286682 - Transfer member and image formation apparatus: A transfer member having high durability while having an excellent transfer function is provided. An image formation apparatus in which high quality images can be obtained for an extended period of time is also provided. A transfer member having an endless belt shape and constituting an image formation apparatus of... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140286683 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a belt, a secured member, a support roller, a heating unit, and a pressure roller that is driven to rotate and has an elastic surface layer deformed when pressing the belt against the secured member so as to form a fixing portion. A recording medium that... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140286684 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes an endless belt, a heater disposed opposite the endless belt to heat the endless belt, and a pressing rotary body contacting an outer circumferential surface of the endless belt. A nip formation pad presses against the pressing rotary body via the endless belt to form a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140286685 - Fixing device having guide for guiding movement of fusing belt: A fixing device includes: a tubular member; a heater; a nip member including a base portion, a connecting portion, and a flange portion; a backup member; and a guide member. The tubular member is circularly movable in a circularly-moving direction. The guide member has a part positioned upstream of the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140286686 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including an endless belt; a driving roller to move the endless belt in circulation; a driven roller to rotate along with circulation of the endless belt; a first bearing arranged on a first-side end of the driven roller along an axial direction to movable and to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

  
09/18/2014 > 71 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20140270815 - Cartridge detection: A cartridge which may include a housing, a driving input member provided at the housing and configured to be rotated by an externally supplied rotation driving force, and a rotational member configured to receive the rotation driving force, which is transmitted from the driving input member, and be rotated thereby.... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270812 - Systems and methods for employing a customer replaceable unit (cru) to alter an installation type for the cru in an image forming device: A system and method are provided for employing a customer replaceable unit (CRU) to modify its own installation type when installed in an image forming device, including an image forming device operated under a managed service contract. A database centric CRU inventory control architecture is provided for managing image forming... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270813 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for authorized use and refill of a printer cartridge: A chip for a cartridge with dispensable material may be provided. In one aspect, the chip may comprise a non-volatile memory for storing a number tracking amount of dispensable material in the cartridge, a key storage for storing an encryption key, a signature verification module and circuit components. The circuit... Agent: Ologn Technologies Ag

20140270814 - Systems, methods and apparatuses for authorized use and refill of a printer cartridge: The systems, methods and apparatuses described herein provide a chip for a cartridge with dispensable material may be provided. In one aspect, the chip may comprise a non-volatile memory for storing a number tracking amount of dispensable material in the cartridge, a circuit with permanently and irreversibly changeable state and... Agent: Ologn Technologies Ag

20140270816 - Customer replaceable unit monitor positioning apparatus: A cartridge plug for a CRUM-enabled ink or toner cartridge includes a CRUM device seated in an annular position, secured in a recess at a center of the cap. The recess is formed in a mounting surface of the cap that extends above a peripheral surface of the cap that... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270817 - Developing device and image forming apparatus having the same: A developing device includes a developer container, an agitation conveyance member, a toner detection sensor, and a scraper. Agitation conveyance member agitates and conveys a developer in developer container. Toner detection sensor detects a toner concentration or a remaining amount of toner in developer container. Scraper is provided in agitation... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140270818 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, a developing device to develop with developer a latent image formed on the image bearer, a developer container to contain developer, a temporary reservoir to temporarily store developer supplied from the developer container and having an outlet to discharge the temporarily stored... Agent:

20140270819 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a primary transfer bias adjuster to adjust, in a second mode, a primary transfer bias by a correction amount in accordance with a degree of deterioration of a developing agent detected by a first developing agent condition detector so as to reduce a primary transfer... Agent:

20140270820 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a heater disposed opposite and heating the fixing rotary body. A heat shield is movable in a circumferential direction of the fixing rotary body and interposed between the heater and the fixing rotary body... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270821 - Container for waste developer and image forming apparatus: A container for accommodating a developer collected from an image forming apparatus includes a container body for accommodating the collected developer; a closing member, dividingly separable from the container body, for closing the container body; a rotatable feeding member for feeding the developer accommodated in the container body; and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270823 - Electrophotographic fixing device, fixing rotary member, image forming apparatus, and fixing method: An electrophotographic fixing device includes a pressure roller, and a fixing rotary member disposed at a fixed distance away from the pressure roller. The fixing rotary member includes a layer formed of an elastic body. The elastic body includes carbon fibers and hole portions. The electrophotographic fixing device controls pressure... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270824 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device, corresponding to a plurality of sheet passing widths, includes a rotating member configured to convey a recording medium, rise in temperature, and fix toner; temperature sensors configured to detect the surface temperature of the rotating member; heating members including at least one heat generating unit, provided inside... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270822 - Image forming apparatus and method of arranging sheet detector: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device to form a toner image on a recording medium under a prescribed image forming condition, a fixing device to fix the toner image borne on the recording medium thereonto by heating the recording medium based on target fixing temperature, and a... Agent:

20140270825 - Recording medium determination apparatus and image forming apparatus: A recording medium determination apparatus that determines grammage of a recording medium by using an ultrasonic wave includes a transmission unit configured to output an ultrasonic wave having a predetermined frequency, a reception unit configured to receive the ultrasonic wave output from the transmission unit and transmitted through the recording... Agent:

20140270826 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a developer carrier, a magnetic field generation unit that is fixedly disposed in a hollow part of the developer carrier and includes a plurality of magnetic poles disposed in a circumferential direction of the developer carrier, a conductive member disposed so as... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270827 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a rotation-position detector, a development device, a transfer unit, a density sensor, and an image-forming-condition determination unit. The density sensor senses a density of a toner image on a transfer body. The image-forming-condition determination unit forms an image pattern, acquires periodical density... Agent:

20140270828 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a latent-image bearing body, a charging unit, a latent-image writing unit, a development unit, a development power, and a bias control unit. After a start of an image forming operation, the bias control unit performs a process of constantly maintaining an output of a development... Agent:

20140270830 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a transfer device to transfer a toner image formed on an image bearing member onto a recording medium, a sheet separation device to separate the recording medium from the image bearing member, a sheet separation bias application device to apply to the sheet separation device... Agent:

20140270829 - System and method for detecting bias transfer roll positions using resistance detection: A system and method is provided for determining the location of one or more biased transfer rolls relative to associated photoreceptors in a printer. The one or more biased transfer rolls can be moved into contact with an intermediate transfer surface bringing the surface into contact with associated photoreceptors to... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270832 - Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a heater disposed opposite and heating the fixing rotary body. An opposed body contacts the fixing rotary body with releasable pressure therebetween to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium is... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270833 - Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body and a heater for heating the fixing rotary body. An opposed body contacts the fixing rotary body with releasable pressure therebetween to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium is conveyed. A heat shield is interposed between the heater... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270831 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device including a fixing rotary body and a heater for heating the fixing rotary body. An opposed body contacts the fixing rotary body with releasable pressure therebetween to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium is conveyed. A heat shield... Agent:

20140270834 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same: A fixing device in an image forming apparatus includes a rotatable fixing member; a plurality of heat sources to heat each area of the fixing member in a longitudinal direction thereof; a pressure member configured to contact the fixing member and forming a nip in association with the fixing member;... Agent:

20140270835 - Fixing control device, fixing control method, and image forming apparatus: A fixing control device includes an image detection unit that determines presence of an image in each of areas obtained by division of an image formation region in which the image is formed, a heater selection unit that selects from heaters of a fixing device heaters at positions corresponding to... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270836 - Image forming apparatus, method of setting fixing temperature, and computer program product: An image forming apparatus includes: an identification information acquiring unit that acquires identification information to identify a user; a usage history information acquiring unit that acquires usage history information for the user specified by the identification information; an output setting forecasting unit that forecasts output setting used by the user... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20140270837 - Combined units and image forming system: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus, a post-processing apparatus, a fixed member, a first connector, a connecting member, and a second connector. The mage forming apparatus includes the fixed member on which the first connector is mounted and the post-processing apparatus includes connecting member on which the... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140270838 - Developing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A developing device includes a developer bearer to carry developer, disposed facing an image bearer, a developer conveyance member disposed facing the developer bearer, to agitate and supply developer to the developer bearer, a decompression portion surrounded by upper walls of the developing device and including multiple vents arranged in... Agent:

20140270840 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. A backup face disposed on an upward face of the control box makes contact with a backup reception part that is disposed on a downward face of a belt cleaning device, and supports a steering roller and cleaning blade. The backup face reduces the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270839 - Image forming apparatus and removing member:

20140270841 - Image forming apparatus with removable waste toner container and exposable feeding path: 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, an external-sheet inlet, a waste toner container, a connector, and a conveying roller, which is arranged within... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270842 - Image forming apparatus: A method presently disclosed provides a housing configured to accommodate a roller, configured to accommodate a toner, and configured to accommodate at least one magnetic seal member, wherein the at least one magnetic member is configured to minimize leakage of the toner between the roller and the housing and couples... Agent: Wazana Brothers International, Inc. D/b/a/ Micro Solutions Enterprises

20140270844 - Doctor blade assembly and alignment method: There is provided a doctor blade assembly and method for alignment in a toner hopper of a toner printer cartridge. The doctor blade assembly has a holder portion. The holder portion has a first mounting end and a second mounting end. The holder portion further has a pair of recessed... Agent: Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation

20140270843 - Method and apparatus for filling a toner container useful in printing: An approach is provided for filling a toner container useful in printing. The approach involves causing, at least in part, a toner container to be coupled to a base member, the base member being configured to contact a lift mechanism. The approach further involves causing, at least in part, the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270845 - Cartridge detachably mountable to main assembly of electrophotographic image forming apparatus, assembling method for drive transmitting device for photosensitive drum, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: With a structure in which a coupling member includes a sphere providing a center of inclination (pivoting), a rotational force transmitted member has an opening have a diameter smaller than that of the sphere, and the coupling member is prevented from disengaging from rotational force transmitted member by contact of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270846 - Transfer roll assembly for an electrophotographic image forming device: An image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having an access door manually movable between a closed position and an open position. A carriage is mounted on an inner portion of the access door. A first roll is rotatably mounted to the carriage and forms a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20140270847 - Charger positioning adjuster and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A charger positioning adjuster, which is included in an image forming apparatus and disposed facing a charger uniformly charging a surface of an image carrier using corona discharging, includes a mounting part provided at a position on which the charger is detachably attached, a positioning member attached to the mounting... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270848 - Image forming apparatus having drum supporting member and belt: In an image forming apparatus, a drum supporting member integrally supports a plurality of photosensitive drums. A moving member detachably supports the drum support member. The moving member moves between a mounted position, in which the moving member is mounted in a main body of the image forming apparatus, and... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270849 - Cartridge: A cartridge including: a housing including a first side wall and a second side wall which are opposed to each other; a driving input member provided to the first side wall and is configured to rotate; and a first rotary member provided at an outer side of the first side... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270850 - Image forming device having detachable developing device unit: An image forming device includes a plurality of developing devices, and a plurality of sloping members disposed in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of developing devices. Each developing device includes a developer accommodating chamber and a developing roller disposed above the developer accommodating chamber. Each developing device is movable between... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270851 - Gear transmission device, process unit including the gear transmission device, and image forming apparatus including same: A gear transmission device includes a drive rotator and a driven external gear. The drive rotator includes a drive internal gear to rotate about a rotary shaft. The driven external gear meshes with the drive internal gear to transmit a drive force to a drive target.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270852 - Image forming apparatus having photosensitive member and intermediate transfer member subjected to driving rotation control independently: An image forming apparatus stabilized in transferability of an image from the photosensitive member to the intermediate transfer belt. The image forming apparatus includes photosensitive drums and an intermediate transfer belt (ITB) that rotates in contact with each drum, brushless DC motors for driving the drum and the ITB for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270853 - Charging member, process cartridge, and electrophotographic apparatus: Provided is a charging member for suppressing the vibration of a charging roller which occurs owing to a difference in circumferential speed in a longitudinal direction when the roller is rotated to follow a photosensitive member, and suppressing a banding image caused by the vibration of the charging roller over... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270854 - Developing apparatus and image forming apparatus: This developing apparatus includes a toner supply passage for supplying new toner fed from a toner cartridge to a toner carrying region where a toner carrier is arranged, and the toner supply passage is provided with a backflow prevention portion for preventing old toner from backflowing toward the toner cartridge.... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140270858 - Image-forming device having holder unit, in which toner box is detachably mounted: In an image forming device, a holder unit is movable in a moving direction between an accommodated position and a pull-out position. A plurality of toner boxes are detachably attachable to the holder unit in one to one correspondence with the plurality of developing units. Each toner box is detachably... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270855 - Method and apparatus for reducing residual toner in a rotating container: An approach is provided for reducing an amount of residual toner remaining in a rotating container. The approach involves rotating a rotatable vessel configured to contain a toner. The rotatable vessel includes a body section having a substantially round cross-section, a first end at one axial end of the body... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270856 - Method and apparatus for reducing residual toner in a rotating container: An approach is provided for reducing an amount of residual toner remaining in a rotating container. The approach involves causing a rotatable vessel configured to contain a toner to be rotated by way of a drive train. The rotatable vessel includes a body section having a substantially round cross-section, a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270857 - Method and apparatus for reducing residual toner in a rotating container: An approach is provided for reducing an amount of residual toner remaining in a rotating container. The approach involves rotating a rotatable vessel configured to contain a toner. The approach also involves a causing a plurality of beads that include at least one material configured to be attracted to a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270859 - Powder container and image forming apparatus: A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder... Agent:

20140270860 - Developing device and image forming apparatus: A developing device is equipped with a photoreceptor drum on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a developing roller that supplies toner to the electrostatic latent image of the photoreceptor drum, a supply roller, a regulating roller, and a toner recovery unit that recovers at least toner adhering to... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140270861 - Developing device and process unit and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A developing device includes a toner bearer including a surface in which multiple recesses having a cross-sectional void rate of 50% or smaller are formed, a toner supply member to supply toner to the toner bearer, and a developer regulator disposed facing or in contact with the toner bearer and... Agent:

20140270862 - Image-forming apparatus: An object of the invention is to cause a transfer device to make more stable contact with a belt, thus yielding preferable transfer performance. In an image-forming apparatus 100 in which the transfer device has a sheet member 52, the sheet member 52 includes a conductive sheet 52b, and an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270863 - Transfer unit and image forming apparatus employing the transfer unit: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image carriers that carries toner images, a belt that is supported by a plurality of rollers including a support roller and an opposing roller, a transfer roller disposed opposed to the opposing roller via the belt, and a bending roller that bends... Agent:

20140270864 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An aspect of the present invention provides an image forming apparatus including: a photosensitive element where a latent image is formed and developed into a toner image; an image carrier; an intermediate transfer driving roller that drives the image carrier; a primary transfer roller for transferring the toner image from... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20140270865 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body rotatable in a given direction of rotation and a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotary body to heat the fixing rotary body. A pressing rotary body contacts the fixing rotary body to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270866 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: first and second rotatable members configured to form a nip for heating a toner image on a recording material; a rotatable rubbing member configured to rub the first rotatable member to substantially refresh a surface property of the first rotatable member; and a pipe member... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270867 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: first and second rotatable members configured to form a nip for heating a toner image on a recording material; rotatable rubbing member configured to rub the first rotatable member to substantially refresh a surface property of the first rotatable member; an air blowing mechanism, provided... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270868 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: first and second rotatable members configured to form a nip for heating a toner image on a recording material; a rotatable rubbing member configured to rub the first rotatable member to substantially refresh a surface property of the first rotatable member; and an air blowing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270869 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes an endless belt member, a secured member disposed to contact the belt member, a heating unit that heats the belt member, and a rotary pressurizing roller including an elastic layer that is elastically deformed when the belt member is pressed against a pressing surface of the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140270870 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes: an endless belt member; a secured member disposed to contact the belt member; a support roller that rotatably supports the belt member; a heating unit that heats the belt member; and a rotary pressurizing roller that includes an elastic surface layer that is elastically deformed when... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140270872 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a heater disposed opposite and heating the fixing rotary body. An opposed body contacts the fixing rotary body to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium is conveyed. A heat shield... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270873 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus: A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a heating roller and a fixing roller over which the fixing belt is looped, a pressure roller forming a fixing nip with the fixing belt, a pair of side plates, one of the side plates being disposed on each end of a shaft... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270876 - Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A fixing member to fix toner on a recording medium includes a heat-resistant elastic layer and a release layer. The release layer includes a particle layer. The particle layer includes heat-resistant fine particles arranged in a surface direction on a surface of the heat-resistant elastic layer.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270874 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; a charger; an irradiator; a development device having an accommodation unit to accommodate toner to obtain a visible image; a transfer device; and a fixing device to fix the visible image transferred onto a recording medium. The fixing device having a... Agent:

20140270875 - Pressure adjuster, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A pressure adjuster for changing pressure between a plurality of opposed bodies pressed against each other includes a cam rotatable in a given direction of rotation and having a top dead center on an outer circumferential surface thereof that is distanced farthest from a rotation axis of the cam. A... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270871 - Transport device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus: A transport device includes a belt-shaped member that is rotated so as to transport an object, a first support member that supports the belt-shaped member, an urging member extending in an axial direction of the first support member, and a conversion unit that converts a direction of an urging force... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140270877 - Cooling device and image forming apparatus: A cooling section cools a sheet via a belt. The cooling section has a flow passage-forming section for forming a flow passage through which a cooling medium flows and a medium supply section for supplying the cooling medium to the flow passage so that the cooling medium flows through the... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc,

20140270878 - Cooling device and image forming apparatus: A cooling section has a flow passage-forming section for forming a flow passage through which a cooling medium flows and cools a sheet via a first belt. A pressing roller is provided inside a second belt, faces the flow passage-forming section via the second belt and the first belt, and... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20140270879 - Information processing apparatus, image forming system, and computer program product: An information processing apparatus is connected to a print control apparatus for generating image data. The information processing apparatus includes a generating unit configured to generate gloss control plate data for specifying a type of a surface effect imparted to a recording medium and a region in the recording medium... Agent:

20140270880 - Intermittent application of lubricant to electrostatic surface: Methods and devices provide an electrostatically chargeable surface within a printing apparatus and cause a movable lubricant applicator to contact the electrostatically chargeable surface. The movable lubricant applicator is movable to be in contact with the electrostatically chargeable surface, or out of contact with the electrostatically chargeable surface. Such methods... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270881 - Lubricant supply device, process unit, image forming apparatus, and process unit manufacturing method: A lubricant supply device includes a solid lubricant, a lubricant holder to hold the solid lubricant, a lubricant supply member to supply lubricant to a lubrication target, a pressing member to press the solid lubricant toward the lubricant supply member, and a pressing force adjuster to change an amount of... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140270882 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer; a cleaning unit configured to remove waste toner on the image bearer; a waste toner container configured to be detachably attached to the image forming apparatus and to store the waste toner removed by the cleaning device; and a support member configured... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

  
09/11/2014 > 54 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140255046 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form a measurement image on a sheet along a main scanning direction, a fixing unit configured to fix the measurement image onto the sheet, a first calculation unit configured to cause a measuring unit to output a measured value... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255047 - Image forming apparatus: A controller which controls a replenishing operation of the first replenishing device based on the first sensor, and controls a replenishing operation of the second replenishing device based on the second sensor; wherein the controller prohibits the replenishing operation of the first replenishing device when the developer concentration in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255048 - Image forming device determining whether or not replacement of cartridge is needed: Either a first developer cartridge or a second developer cartridge is attachable to an image forming device. The second developer cartridge has capacity for accommodating developer larger than capacity for accommodating developer of the first developer cartridge. The control device determines whether the attached cartridge is the first developer cartridge... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255049 - Fixing unit controlling apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: A fixing unit controlling apparatus that includes a switching unit of a power supplier to supply power to a fixing unit according to a power supply controlling signal to control a temperature of the fixing unit, and a switching unit of a power shutter to shut off power supplied to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140255050 - Electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a charging bias output device, a developing bias output device, a transfer bias output device, and a controller. The controller controls the transfer bias output device to supply a transfer bias from a time at which a first position of a photosensitive member arrives at... Agent:

20140255051 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a feeding unit configured to feed a sheet, an image forming unit configured to form a measurement image on the sheet fed by the feeding unit, a measuring unit configured to measure the measurement image formed on the sheet by the image forming unit, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255052 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention performs, at a predetermined timing, first gradation correction including forming a patch image on an image carrier, and correcting gradation characteristics of a formed image using a correction amount corresponding to the result of measurement of the patch... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255053 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming part that forms a first developer image representing an image by using a first developer; and a second image forming part that forms a second developer image serving as a base or covering of the first developer image by using a... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20140255054 - Image forming apparatus: According to an embodiment, an image forming apparatus has a fixing unit which heats an image formed on a recording medium using a discolorable coloring material which discolors by heating, at a fixing temperature lower than a heating temperature at which the discolorable coloring material discolors, to fix the image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140255055 - Image forming apparatus: According to an embodiment, an image forming apparatus has a fixing unit which heats an image formed on a recording medium at a fixing temperature, to fix the image on the recording medium. When a heating temperature of the fixing unit becomes a temperature higher than the fixing temperature, the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140255056 - Image forming apparatus: According to an embodiment, there is provided an image forming apparatus that forms a color image using a plurality of discolorable coloring materials and a plurality of non-discolorable coloring materials. In a case where insufficiency of at least one coloring material from among the plurality of discolorable coloring materials and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140255057 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a suction port, provided in a front side of a main assembly of the image forming apparatus, for sucking air; an air flow guiding portion for guiding the air sucked through the suction port; and a sound source, provided din a rear side of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255058 - Toner bottle cap and refill mechanism: A toner bottle cap has a fixed member and a slide member. The fixed member is stationary relative to a toner bottle and defines a first flow passage. The slide member defines a second flow passage coaxially adjoining the first flow passage in a toner outflow direction and having a... Agent: Oce-technologies B.v.

20140255059 - Developing unit having guide that stably supports toner cartridge: A developing device includes a developer cartridge and a developing unit. The developing unit includes a first guide and a second guide. The second is movable with respect to the developing frame between a first position where the second guide is in continuous with the first guide and a second... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255060 - Toner cartridge having a shutter that includes an air duct therethrough: A toner cartridge for use in an imaging device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir enclosed therein for holding a quantity of toner. The housing has an exit port in communication with the reservoir for exiting toner from the toner cartridge. A shutter is mounted... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.

20140255061 - Developing device: A developing device includes: a developer carrying member (sleeve); a regulating portion including an edge portion at a closest position to a surface of the sleeve or a flat portion tilted, at the closest position, by an angle of 2 degrees or less relative to a contact flat plane contacting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255062 - Developing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A developing device includes a developer bearer disposed facing a latent image bearer in a development range, and an alternating voltage application unit to apply alternating voltage to the developer bearer to generate an alternating electrical field in the development range to cause toner to move from the developer bearer... Agent:

20140255063 - Belt controller, image forming apparatus, image forming method, and recording medium storing image forming control program: A belt controller, an image forming apparatus, a belt controlling method, and a recording medium storing an image forming control program adjust a position of a belt. Each of the belt controller, the image forming apparatus, the belt controlling method, and the recording medium storing an image forming control program... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140255064 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same: A fixing device to fix an unfixed image carried on a recording medium includes an endless, rotary fixing member; a heat source to heat the fixing member; an opposed member disposed opposite the fixing member and to form a fixing nip in combination with the fixing member; and a biasing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140255065 - Image heating apparatus: An image heating apparatus includes: first and second rotatable members configured to form a nip for heating of a toner image on a sheet; a first unit configured to rotatably hold the first rotatable member; a second unit configured to rotatably hold the second rotatable member; and a pressing mechanism... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255066 - Fixing device having flexible fusing member: A fixing device includes a tubular flexible metallic fusing member, a heater, a nip member, and a backup member. The fusing member has an inner peripheral surface defining an internal space. The heater is disposed in the internal space. The nip member is disposed in the internal space for receiving... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255067 - Electrophotographic fixing member, fixing apparatus and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: An elastic layer of the fixing member contains a silicone rubber, an inorganic filler and vapor grown carbon fibers, relationships of 3X+30Y≦170, 25≦X≦50 and 0.5≦Y≦3.1 are satisfied when a volume percent of the inorganic filler compounded in the elastic layer is expressed by X (%) and a volume percent of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255068 - Electrophotographic fixing member, fixing apparatus and electrophotographic image forming apparatus: The present invention is directed to providing a fixing member that has a flexible surface and that can supply a larger amount of heat to a material to be recorded and a toner in a shorter period of time. The fixing member comprises a substrate, an elastic layer and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140255069 - Apparatus for producing detachable information sheet and method of producing detachable information sheet: An apparatus for producing a detachable information sheet includes an image forming device, an applying and curing unit, and a heating and pressing unit. The image forming device includes an image bearing body, an electrostatic latent image forming unit to form an electrostatic latent image on the image bearing body,... Agent:

20140255070 - Cleaning blade, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus: A cleaning blade includes a contact portion that contacts a member to be cleaned, and the contact portion at least contains polyurethane rubber and has at least two different endothermic peak temperatures by differential scanning calorimetry in a range of 100° C. or higher.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140255071 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus that forms an image on one side of a sheet and then forms an image on the other side of the sheet. A single-sided sheet passing path transports a sheet housed in a sheet-feeding tray to the image forming section, and a double-sided sheet... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140255072 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: an ejection section including an ejection roller to eject a sheet from a first sheet passing path to a sheet ejection port and a reverse roller to reverse a transport direction of a sheet transported along a second sheet passing path, the ejection... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

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