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Printer pick system
10/16/14 - 20140306399 - A pick system for a printer is disclosed. The pick system has at least two sets of replacement parts. Each set of replacements parts is tuned for a different type of media....

Image forming apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140291915 - An image forming apparatus includes a registration roller pair, which is arranged on a downstream side in a sheet feeding direction with respect to a nip portion of a sheet feeding roller and a separation roller, configured to cause a leading edge of a sheet, the sheet is conveyed while...

Medium feeding apparatus
09/25/14 - 20140284869 - A medium feeding apparatus includes an opening unit (a lock shaft, a lock arm, a hopper, a link member, and a rotating member) that performs an opening operation in a direction in which rollers coming into press contact with each other on a conveying path for a medium are separated...

Input feeder device for an apparatus for processing paper documents, particularly bank cheques
09/25/14 - 20140284870 - The feeder device comprises a support structure (2) wherein, between a feeder plate (3) and an opposite surface (4), there is defined an input receptacle (5) for the introduction of one or more documents (BC) to be processed, and a motorized aligning and conveying de vice (6), adapted to engage...

Articuled mail selector
09/11/14 - 20140252714 - A selection module for separating envelopes one-by-one from a stack of envelopes and for transporting them downstream, wherein the selection module comprises a plurality of articulated guides co-operating with a plurality of selector rollers to select said envelopes one-by-one and to transport them downstream, the plurality of articulated guides comprising...

Image forming apparatus
09/11/14 - 20140252715 - An image forming apparatus, including a chassis with an opening formed on one side thereof; a first placement section, on which a sheet inserted through the opening is placeable; a cover configured to be openable to expose and closable to cover the opening and configured to form, when in a...

Auto document feeder and image forming apparatus
08/28/14 - 20140239573 - An auto document feeder includes a movable document table on which documents are stacked, a pickup roller that feeds a topmost document among the documents on the movable document table to a feed position via a feed opening, and a shielding member that is arranged on the upstream side of...

Transporting apparatus
08/21/14 - 20140232058 - A transporting apparatus includes a base unit made of resin, a tray configured to support a sheet, a transporting section supported by an upper portion of the base unit and configured to transport the sheet, and a feeding section supported by a lower portion of the base unit and including...

Sheet ejector and sheet feeder having the same
07/31/14 - 20140210156 - A sheet ejector is provided that includes an ejection roller unit including a first roller and a second roller, a pushing member that rotates concentrically with the first roller and includes a projection formed on a circumferential surface thereof, the projection contacting a trailing end of a sheet to be...

Sheet feeding member
07/24/14 - 20140203497 - A sheet feeding member is provided, which is made of a thermoplastic elastomer composition comprising: a base polymer including a polyurethane thermoplastic elastomer and a polyester thermoplastic elastomer; and at least one ion conductive agent selected from the group consisting of a quaternary ammonium salt and a lithium salt/polyol, wherein...

Recording apparatus
06/26/14 - 20140175734 - There is provided a recording apparatus including: a hopper which is swingably installed on which paper sheets are placed; a feeding roller which is rotatably installed in a downstream side of the hopper in a feeding direction and feeds the recording media; a media guide surface which is opposed to...

Medium separating and supplying mechanism
06/12/14 - 20140159300 - The present invention provides a medium separating and supplying mechanism that may reduce the causes of jams and errors on a conveyance path and so forth from supply onward. Namely, by making the skew angle of a medium less than a limit angle θmax, at which skewing is regard to...

Image reading apparatus
05/22/14 - 20140138902 - An image reading apparatus has a separation section configured to supply a sheet one by one, at least three driving rollers arranged on a downstream, in a sheet conveying direction, of the separation section and configured to convey the sheet, at least three driven rollers configured to be urged by...

Sheet feeding device and image forming system
05/08/14 - 20140125003 - A sheet feeding device includes: a feeding mechanism having a first roller and a second roller provided downstream in a sheet feeding path from the first roller and feeding a sheet by rotations of the first and second rollers; a control section executing a butting control by controlling the first...

Roller device
03/27/14 - 20140084534 - A roller device may include a main body, a first roller configured to rotate around an first axis line extending in a predetermined axial direction, the first roller including an end portion in the axial direction, and a supporting member including a first supporting portion configured to rotatably support the...

Paper conveyance apparatus
03/20/14 - 20140077440 - A paper conveyance apparatus including a conveyance roller module including a pair of a sheet feeding roller and a separation roller opposite to each other across a paper conveyance path, a sound receiving aperture positioned on the same side as one side of the paper conveyance path, the one side...

Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus
03/20/14 - 20140077441 - A sheet conveying device includes a blocking member having a blocking surface with which a leading end of a sheet that is being conveyed comes into contact for obliquity correction. The blocking member is rotated by being pushed by the sheet against an urging force of a positioning unit that...

Feeding device and recording apparatus including the feeding device
03/06/14 - 20140062000 - A feeding device includes a roller configured to feed an uppermost sheet of a plurality of sheets stacked in a stacking unit, and an inclined separator located downstream of the roller in a feed direction and configured to separate one sheet from another sheet. The inclined separator includes a first...

Feeding device and recording apparatus
03/06/14 - 20140062001 - A feeding device includes a feed roller configured to feed stacked sheets, a first transmission unit configured to transmit driving force to the feed roller, a separating member configured to separate a sheet having been fed by the feed roller from the other sheets, a moving unit configured to move...

Media transport
02/27/14 - 20140054846 - A media transport assembly includes a loadstop drive assembly to gather and compress a media stack in a media tray before a pick and feed cycle, and a pick drive assembly to pick a sheet of media from the media stack and feed the sheet of media to a media...

Sheet conveying apparatus
01/23/14 - 20140021679 - A sheet conveying apparatus includes an intermediate plate (21b) as a sheet receiving member configured to stack a sheet, a feed roller (22) as a feed rotator configured to feed the sheet stacked on the intermediate plate (21b), and a separation roller (23) as a separation member configured to separate...

Sheet conveying apparatus
12/26/13 - 20130341851 - A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a first conveying guide that has a first conveying face of a conveying path; a second conveying guide that has a second conveying face opposed to the first conveying face; and a guide portion that is provided at any one of the first conveying guide...

Sheet conveying device, image reading device, and image forming apparatus
12/26/13 - 20130341852 - A sheet conveying device includes a pair of upstream sheet conveying rollers, a pair of downstream sheet conveying rollers, and a gate unit including multiple striking faces disposed adjacent to the pair of downstream sheet conveying rollers. The gate unit is enabled to enter and evacuate from a sheet conveyance...

Paper-sheet feeding unit
12/12/13 - 20130328260 - A paper-sheet feeding unit includes: a feed roller configured to be rotated when feeding out a paper sheet, the feed roller having a high friction portion placed on a part of a circumference of an outer circumferential surface thereof, and a low friction portion placed on a location of the...

Feed assembly and image forming apparatus incorporating feed assembly
10/24/13 - 20130277907 - A feed assembly configured to feed a sheet, including: a feed roller configured to convey the sheet; a support element configured to rotatably and detachably support the feed roller; a base including a guide surface configured to guide the sheet; a frictional element configured to generate a frictional force on...

Switchable note-picking device
09/19/13 - 20130241138 - A switchable note-picking device (1) used at a note inlet of a note processing device comprises a note-bearing platform (17), a note-picking mechanism (13) for picking notes on the note-bearing platform (17) and a note-classifying mechanism (11) for classifying the picked notes. The note-classifying mechanism (11) comprises a note-classifying shaft...

Sheet separation transport mechanism, and sheet transport device and image forming apparatus including same
09/05/13 - 20130228963 - A sheet separation transport mechanism according to the present disclosure includes a sheet feed member, a separation member, a support member, a sheet member and a concave portion. The sheet feed member feeds a sheet in a transport direction. The separation member is pressed onto the sheet feed member. The...

Multi-function peripheral
08/01/13 - 20130193634 - A multi-function peripheral having an automatic document feeding device (ADF) suited for being configured in a body of an apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a first and second power sources to drive the ADF to transmit a paper in or out of the body. The ADF includes a limiting...

Document guide systems and methods employing a document platen
06/20/13 - 20130154181 - Document guide systems and methods employing a document platen are provided. According to an illustrative embodiment, a document guide system employing a document platen includes a document platen having a first, document-faceable side and a second, opposing side, and a document support sub-system adjacent the first side of the document...

Multi-function peripheral
05/30/13 - 20130134652 - A multi-function peripheral (MFP) suited for printing/scanning a paper or a business card is provided. The MFP includes a body and a printing/scanning unit, a feeding roller, and a plurality of idle rollers disposed in the body. The body has a feeding path that the printing/scanning unit, the feeding roller,...

Sheet feeding device and separation unit
05/30/13 - 20130134653 - A separation unit includes a separation pad configured to separate sheets one by one by making the sheets contact with a nip portion of the separation pad, a holder configured to hold the separation pad, and a supporting member configured to keep a base end of the separation pad to...

Image recording device
04/04/13 - 20130082437 - An image recording device includes a tray configured to hold a first recording medium, an insertion guide configured to move between a guide position for guiding a second recording medium into a common path and a non-guide position, a conveyor configured to convey the tray along the common path in...

Separator assembly for use with printers
01/03/13 - 20130001863 - Separator assembly for use with printers is described herein. One example separator assembly includes a separator pad movable between a first position and a second position such that the separator pad is to engage a leading edge of a print media in the second position. A cam is rotatable between...

Document conveying apparatus and document conveying method
01/03/13 - 20130001864 - Disclosed is a document conveying apparatus including: a reading unit which read image information on a surface of a document; a driving-side discharge unit which conveys the document in a first direction in contact with the first surface, and discharges at least a part of the document; a driven-side discharge...

Paper transmitting apparatus for printer
11/08/12 - 20120280446 - A paper transmitting apparatus for a printer, comprises a bracket comprising a paper tray mounted thereon, the paper tray is adapted to receive a piece of paper in the paper tray; and a driving mechanism comprising a roller rotatablely mounted on the driving mechanism, a sleeve fitted around the roller,...

Reversing transporting device, image forming apparatus, and transporting device
10/04/12 - 20120248680 - A reversing transporting device includes a transport-in path, a first transporting section provided at the transport-in path, a second transporting section provided at the transport-in path, a reversing path connected to the transport-in path, a third transporting section provided at the reversing path, a transport-out path connected to the reversing...

Sheet conveying device
10/04/12 - 20120248681 - A sheet conveying device includes a cover member made of resin and partially defining a conveying path, a roller member rotatably disposed on the cover member and configured to convey a sheet along the conveying path, an urging member disposed between the cover member and a rotary shaft of the...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
09/27/12 - 20120242033 - The sheet feeding apparatus includes a feeding roller that includes an arc-shaped friction portion and a notch portion, and causes the friction portion to feed the sheet; a feeding motor rotationally driving the feeding roller; a separation pad that presses the sheet fed by the friction portion on a surface...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
09/20/12 - 20120235347 - A link member is rotatably supported by a lifting plate. When the lifting plate moves upward and downward, the movement of the link member is guided by a guide portion provided on a link guide hole. Before sheet feeding starts, the movement of the link member is regulated by a...

Sheet feeder and image forming apparatus using the same
09/13/12 - 20120228818 - A sheet feeder including a sheet container on which sheets are placed, a transfer roller to transfer the sheets to an image forming unit via a transfer path; a friction pad to transfer the sheets together with the transfer roller; and a movable portion provided on the transfer path to...

Method and apparatus for diverting signatures in a folder
08/23/12 - 20120211936 - An apparatus for transporting signatures is provided which includes a moving transport surface for transporting signatures; a pair of eccentric guide rollers, rotatable about respective axes, the pair of guide rollers positioned opposite one another to receive signatures therebetween from the moving transport surface; and a diverter positioned downstream of...

Apparatus for feeding sheetlike items
07/26/12 - 20120187621 - An apparatus for feeding sheetlike items from a stack has an item feed means for separating and feeding a single item from the stack. A holder receives the stack and has a platform for supporting the stack, and a first and a second side guide for guiding items in a...

Recording medium delivery device and image forming apparatus including the same
05/10/12 - 20120112402 - A sheet delivery device (80) includes a sheet presser member (61), which is positioned in the vicinity of a sheet delivery port (53) on a downstream side in a sheet delivery direction, for pressing a trailing end of a sheet to be delivered from the sheet delivery port (53). The...

Sheet feed assembly
05/10/12 - 20120112403 - A sheet feed assembly with a pair of rollers to feed sheets of media along a feed path. The roller pair has a drive roller and an idler roller. The drive roller is mounted between two bearings and for rotation about its longitudinal axis. The idler roller is shorter than...

Paper pickup structure of paper feeding device
04/26/12 - 20120098186 - A paper pickup structure of a paper feeding device is provided. The paper pickup structure includes: a rotating arm, including a connection portion, a base, and a combination member, in which the connection portion and the combination member are located on the base; a first gear, combined with the connection...

Image processing devices and sheet feeding devices
03/15/12 - 20120061906 - An image processing device includes first and second feeding units. The first feeding unit feeds a sheet toward the second feeding unit in a sheet feeding direction via a sheet feeding path. The device further includes an image processing portion. The first feeding unit is in the path upstream of...

Document feeding mechanism
03/08/12 - 20120056368 - A document feeding mechanism includes a frame, a document picking means positioned in the frame for picking up and conveying a document, a stopper means positioned in the frame for blocking the conveyance of the document, a supporting portion cooperating with the stopper means for supporting the document picking up...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
02/02/12 - 20120025449 - The present invention provides a sheet feeding apparatus and an image forming apparatus which can suppress generation of sheet skew feeding by a simple configuration and a pair of side edge regulating portions 30r and 30l is provided opposite each other in a sheet storage portion in order to regulate...

Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus
01/26/12 - 20120018945 - An image forming apparatus including a sheet conveying portion which conveys a sheet to be formed with an image, and an abutment member which is abutted by the tip end of a sheet conveyed by the sheet conveying portion, and movable to a first attitude of being abutted by the...

Paper sheet separation/conveyance roller
01/12/12 - 20120007305 - A paper-sheet-separating/conveying roller 10 includes a rubber member (conveying member 11A or 11B) having a specific diameter and a through-hole at the center thereof; a core (protrusion 12b or 12c) inserted in the through-hole; and supports which have a diameter greater than that of the core and smaller than that...

Automatic document feeder
12/22/11 - 20110309569 - An automatic document feeder includes an upper cover, a sheet separation member and a crank. The sheet separation member includes a separation roller, a separation pad and a first elastic element. When the upper cover is opened, the upper cover is separated from the crank, and a first extension part...

Apparatus for detecting media edges in a media input tray
12/15/11 - 20110304093 - A media picking device for an image forming apparatus having a sensing mechanism for detecting the leading and trailing edge of a sheet of media being picked while in a media input tray. The device comprises an arm rotatably positioned to engage a stack of media sheets in a media...

Document conveyor
12/08/11 - 20110298172 - [Representative Drawing] FIG. 1...

Paper sheet cassette and image forming device
11/24/11 - 20110285075 - A paper sheet cassette includes a paper sheet containing part for loading and containing paper sheets, a pair of side edge positioning members provided so as to move toward or away from each other in a width direction of the paper sheets for determining a position of the paper sheets...

Retard roller and retard roller module having such retard roller
11/17/11 - 20110278788 - A retard roller of an automatic document feeder provides a frictional force to separate plural documents from each other. The retard roller can provide a first damping torque and a second damping torque with different directions. The second damping torque is smaller than the first damping torque. As such, the...

Sheet conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus
10/20/11 - 20110254218 - A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a conveyance unit configured to convey a sheet and a pair of roller units, provided on a downstream of the conveyance unit in the conveyance direction, wherein the pair of roller units forms a plurality of nipping portions, arranged along a width direction orthogonal to...

Sheet feeder and scan apparatus with sheet-stopping function independent of movement of pick-up mechanism
10/06/11 - 20110241278 - In a scan apparatus, a sheet feeder having a sheet-stopping function includes a rotating shaft, a sheet-input roller, a pick-up mechanism and a sheet-stopping mechanism. The pick-up mechanism, including a bracket mounted on the rotating shaft and a pick-up roller mounted on the bracket, picks up a sheet from a...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
10/06/11 - 20110241279 - A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet stacking portion for stacking a sheet, a sheet feeding roller for feeding the sheet stacked on said sheet stacking portion, a supporting member, rotatably supported by a base member, for rotatably supporting said sheet feeding roller, and a spring stretched between the base...

Medium feeding device, recording apparatus
09/15/11 - 20110221120 - A medium feeding device is provided in order to address the problem of double feeding which occur when feeding media to be fed having different hardness. A medium feeding device includes an arm that supports a feeding roller and a placement section wherein a portion of the placement section that...

Sheet guide device and sheet guiding method
09/08/11 - 20110215517 - A sheet guide device according to an embodiment includes: a sheet carrying unit which carries a sheet from a paper discharge port of an image forming apparatus to a paper supply port of a finishing apparatus; and a pair of guide plates having one end attached to an inner side...

Separator for separating envelopes from a stack
08/18/11 - 20110198799 - A method for separating envelopes from a stack using a separator having a feeding roller for exerting a force onto the envelope, urging it in a direction tangential to its circumference and parallel to a separating plane, and having a deflecting surface for deflecting a leading edge of the envelope...

Sheet feeding apparatus and printing apparatus
08/04/11 - 20110187045 - A sheet feeding apparatus includes: a sheet storage unit into which a sheet is inserted in a generally vertical direction through a sheet inlet, the sheet storage unit having a first opening portion formed on a front of the sheet storage unit, a second opening portion formed on a rear...

Nip release system
08/04/11 - 20110187046 - Methods and system for reducing sheet skew in a sheet transport system are disclosed. A sheet transport system may include an idler wheel, a drive wheel a drive motor and an actuator. The idler wheel may have a substantially rigid outer layer. The drive wheel may have a compliant outer...

Feed assembly and image forming apparatus incorporating feed assembly
06/23/11 - 20110148028 - A feed assembly including: feed roller; support element for supporting feed roller; separating mechanism for facilitating separation of first and second sheets; and base with guide surface for guiding sheets and positioning wall for positioning separating mechanism; wherein engaging portion for engaging with separating mechanism is formed in positioning wall;...

Auxiliary feed conveyor
05/26/11 - 20110121508 - Apparatus is disclosed for feeding sheets of paper printed by a printer to a sheet processing device, such as a print on demand (POD) book publishing system. The printer has a sheet discharge through which each sheet printed by the printer is discharged or ejected one sheet at a time....

Sheet pick-up device of automatic document feeder
05/19/11 - 20110115147 - A sheet pick-up device of an automatic document feeder is used for feeding a sheet into a sheet feeding path. The sheet pick-up device includes a sheet pick-up module and a sustaining element. The sheet pick-up module includes a driving shaft and a sheet pick-up arm coupled to the driving...

Medium carrying mechanism and image forming device
05/19/11 - 20110115148 - A medium carrying mechanism includes a carrying roller that carries a medium, two correction rollers for medium correction that face the carrying roller and that are positioned along a medium carrying direction, a bracket that includes a rotation shaft and that supports the correction rollers, a supporting member that supports...

Sheet guide, sheet carrying device and image forming device therewith
05/19/11 - 20110115149 - A sheet guide is rotationally supported by a shaft member to rotate freely on the shaft member. The sheet guide includes a support part that supports the sheet guide on the shaft member, a guide part that contacts sheets and guides sheets in a predetermined direction, and a weight, which...

Sheet conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same
05/19/11 - 20110115150 - A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a reference surface extending along a sheet conveyance direction and configured to regulate the position of a side edge of a sheet to be conveyed, a skew conveyance mechanism configured to convey the sheet obliquely so that the side edge of the sheet collides against...

Gate system diverting sheets into multi-ways
04/21/11 - 20110089627 - According to aspects illustrated herein, there are provided systems for conveying a sheet article into an intended pathway. The multi-way gate system for diverting sheets into multiple pathways in a sheet conveying device includes at least three pathways for directing the sheet from the sheet conveying member in a particular...

Insert feeder apparatus
03/10/11 - 20110057381 - A sheet separator for a paper handling apparatus comprising: a pick-up shaft having an axis; a plurality of pick-up wheels mounted on the shaft for rotation about the axis; and wherein the axial location, on the pick-up shaft, of at least one pick-up wheel is adjustable....