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US20140363202 Developing Cartridge and Method for Manufacturing the Same  
A developing cartridge is provided. The developing cartridge includes a first frame and a second frame and a layer thickness regulating member. The first frame and the second frame include a first...
US20140363201 Developing Cartridge and Method for Manufacturing the Same  
A developing cartridge is provided. The developing cartridge includes a first frame and a second frame and a layer thickness regulating member. The first frame and the second frame include a first...
US20140363200 Developing Cartridge and Method for Manufacturing the Same  
A developing cartridge is provided. The developing cartridge includes a first frame and a second frame and a layer thickness regulating member. The first frame and the second frame include a first...
US20140363199 Developing Cartridge and Method for Manufacturing the Same  
A developing cartridge is provided. The developing cartridge includes a first frame and a second frame and a layer thickness regulating member. The first frame and the second frame include a first...
US20110158687 DEVELOPING CARTRIDGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
A developing cartridge is provided. The developing cartridge includes a first frame and a second frame and a layer thickness regulating member. The first frame and the second frame include a first...
US20150104202 Method for Measuring Media Stack Height Using a Translatable Height Sensor  
A method of using a media height sensor assembly for measuring a media stack in an imaging forming device. The assembly includes a support and drive and insertion assemblies mounted thereon....
US20060013627 Automatic document feeder and an image forming apparatus having the same  
An automatic document feeder (ADF) for an image forming apparatus has a feeding roller to supply stacked document sheets. A transfer roller moves the supplied documents. A white bar is disposed...
US20090003887 SELF-CLEANING ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC TONING ROLLER SYSTEM  
An apparatus and related method for a self-cleaning toner roller device adjacent a toner roller. The cleaning device having one or more shields to capture the toner debris from the toner roller, a...
US20140027012 POWDER REFILLING DEVICE, PROCESS CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME, AND POWDER REFILLING METHOD  
A powder refilling device includes a refill powder chamber to accommodate a powder bag containing powder, an opener to open the powder bag inside the refill powder chamber, and a squeezer to...
US20080145077 DEVELOPMENT METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
In an embodiment in which an electrostatic latent image formed on the surface of a photoreceptor is developed with a toner by applying an oscillating bias voltage in which a development-side...
US20130149016 HYDROPHOBIC FLUORINATED NANO DIAMOND CONTAINING INTERMEDIATE TRANSFER MEMBERS  
An intermediate transfer media, such as a belt, that includes a fluorinated nano diamond of a fluorinated shell that encapsulates a synthetic diamond core with the shell containing at least 15...
US20080181630 DEVELOPER LOADING METHOD, LOADED DEVELOPER ACCOMMODATING CONTAINER, DEVELOPER REPLENISHMENT DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A method for loading a replenishment developer into a developer accommodating container such that when the replenishment of the replenishment developer inside the loaded developer accommodating...
US20090238603 PROCESS CARTRIDGE, SUPPORTING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE ASSEMBLING METHOD, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE DISASSEMBLING METHOD  
A process cartridge detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, the process cartridge includes an electrophotographic photosensitive member; a developer carrying member for carrying a...
US20090142078 IMAGE FORMING CARTRIDGE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND TONER CARTRIDGE  
An image forming cartridge comprises a developing unit configured to hold toner including a developing section configured to use the toner for developing and a supplying section configured to...
US20090226209 Process Unit  
A process unit includes a drum frame supporting a photoconductor drum and a development frame supporting a development roller. The development cartridge is swingably supported by the drum frame at...
US20090110438 PHOTOSENSITIVE BODY, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME AND ASSEMBLY METHOD OF PHOTOSENSITIVE BODY  
A photosensitive body to stably maintain an electric connection between a photosensitive drum and a shaft includes a photosensitive drum, a shaft serving as a rotational center of the...
US20080170873 ORIGINAL CONVEYING APPARATUS, ORIGINAL CONVEYING PROGRAM, AND ORIGINAL CONVEYING METHOD  
The present invention provides an original conveying apparatus, an original conveying program, and an original conveying method that can change a conveying angle of an original with respect to a...
US20090154954 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC DEVICE ARCHITECTURE FOR MEDIA OUTPUT OPTION USABILITY AND INTERCHANGEABILITY  
An electrophotographic device is provided for transferring a copy of an image from at least one first media sheet to at least one second media sheet. The device has a height, a width, and a depth...
US20070071508 Developing roller comprising pigment having opposite polarity to toner and method for manufacturing the same  
A developing roller for an electrophotographic image forming device and a method for manufacturing the same, the developing roller may include a central shaft and a roller body, the roller body...
US20090257759 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ORDERING OF PRINTING SUPPLIES BASED ON A SERVICE CONTRACT  
A system and method for managing customer orders associated with at least one printer device for consumable supplies under a contract. The method includes receiving printer usage data from at...
US20130142548 DEVELOPMENT ROLL FOR ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT  
A development roll for electrophotographic equipment includes a shaft body and a rubber elastic layer disposed on the outer circumference of the shaft body. The rubber elastic layer is composed of...
US20150063880 TRANSFER ASSIST BLADE  
There is described a transfer assist blade for an electrostatographic machine. The transfer assist blade includes a wear layer for contacting a copy sheet, an interior layer having a thickness of...
US20080260419 UNIT DRAWING MECHANISM AND IMAGE RECORDER  
A unit drawing mechanism according to the present invention includes a drawing unit, a lever, a fixture, a preventer, a linkage, and a lever holder. The drawing unit can move along a movement path...
US20100247141 Enhanced Imaging Cartridge  
An imaging cartridge contains a wastebin and a hopper connected to the wastebin. A flat mounting surface on the wastebin receives a first circuit board and a blocking member obstructs the placing...
US20140212154 Toner Supply Regulation  
An electro-photographic print system or method for regulating a supply of toner based on a required toner amount.
US20140133889 DEVELOPER CONVEYANCE DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A developer conveyance device includes a developer reservoir for containing developer, and a positive-displacement pump to alternately generate positive pressure and negative pressure by varying a...
US20090305154 TRI-LEVEL XEROGRAPHY FOR HYPOCHROMATIC COLORANTS  
A xerogrpahic system and method use a tri-level development process in which at least one xerographic imaging unit includes a photoreceptor and a pair of developer units. A first developer unit...
US20110274455 TONER STARVATION REDUCTION USING PATCH SENSING AND FEEDBACK  
The present disclosure is a simple method to compensate for development starvation in an existing development control system already using solid area development and halftone development patches....
US20080124156 Toner Detection Window Cleaning Apparatus  
A toner detection window cleaning apparatus 100 comprising a cleaning arm 104 having a first protruding arm 118a and a second protruding arm 118b substantially opposite the first protruding arm...
US20080286014 DEVELOPER STORAGE CASE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A developer storage case includes: a storage case that includes a discharge opening formed in the horizontal direction side surface thereof, that is formed in a flat shape having a horizontal...
US20110123219 BIAS CHARGING OVERCOAT  
Provide herein is a description of a bias charging member that includes a conductive core, and an outer surface layer disposed on the conductive core. The outer surface layer includes carbon black...
US20080298866 DEVELOPING AGENT CIRCULATION SYSTEM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING SAME  
A development agent circulation unit includes a development unit, an agitation unit, and a rotary feeder. The development unit develops a latent image on an image carrier using a developing agent....
US20060269301 Sheet conveying device, image forming apparatus and sheet conveying method  
Using an operation detection switch installed in the neighborhood of a conveying path between a photosensitive drum and fixing rollers for recognizing movement of sheets of paper P from a shift of...
US20120051807 PRINTER HEATING ELEMENT  
An improved fuser includes a heater which provides uniformity at the surface of a fuser roll that contacts an imaged sheet. The heater is configured to include a single resistive element shaped to...
US20080224379 VERTICAL SHEET COMPILING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF VERTICALLY COMPILING SHEETS  
A vertical sheet compiling apparatus and method compile sheets in a slot that accumulates a plurality of sheets. The slot includes a first baffle and a second baffle that each define generally...
US20080095562 Bookbinding system and bookbinding method  
A bookbinding system that pastes a cover sheet on a sheet bundle, the bookbinding system includes: an image forming section which forms a toner image based on image data; a sheet storing section...
US20120002981 Management server and management method thereof  
A management server is provided. The management server includes a reception unit which receives information regarding expendable supplies status from at least one image forming apparatus, a...
US20110070006 TEMPERATURE EQUALIZING ROLLER AND FIXING DEVICE  
A temperature equalizing roller includes a metal pipe, a heat pipe that is located inside the metal pipe and has a thermal expansion coefficient higher than that of the metal pipe, and a joining...
US20090214257 COVER MEMBER, DEVELOPING CARTRIDGE AND DEVELOPING UNIT FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A developing unit includes a developer cartridge containing developer and a developing cartridge with a developing cartridge body comprising a mounting portion and a cover member. The mounting...
US20080044202 Base tube for electrophotographic photoconductive member, electrophotographic photoconductive member using the same, method for producing the same  
Abase tube for an electrophotographic photoconductive member, is provided with a cylindrical body on which a photoconductive layer is formed; and a first slanting portion formed on a peripheral...
US20100046992 Reversible Eccentric Actuator Widens Optical Sensor Setting Latitude  
An improved flag-actuator (actuator) is provided for use in an electrophotographic marking system. This actuator is reversible providing sides 1 and 2, thereby about doubling the useful life of...
US20050163522 Printing device with laminating functionality  
A method of using a printing device having a toner fuser to laminate a media sheet with at least one laminate material sheet, the method including receiving a laminate request, adjusting a...
US20090136268 Roller device for a toner cartridge  
A roller device for a toner cartridge includes a spindle and a roller body. The roller body has a foam layer disposed around the spindle, and an outer tube disposed around the foam layer. Both of...
US20130077991 Universal Print Cartridge Modification  
A method of modifying a printer cartridge is disclosed. The modifications increase the versatility of an existing cartridge by enabling the cartridge to be transformed into a universal cartridge....
US20110027713 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC TONER  
The disclosure provides an electrophotographic toner including a binder resin; and a light absorber, wherein the light absorber includes a metal nanorod and a surfactant covering a surface of the...
US20090279922 DEVELOPER STATION WITH SMOOTHING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DEVELOPER STATION  
In a developer station for a printer or copier, a rotating developer roller is provided having a mixture of toner particles and ferromagnetic carrier particles accumulated on a surface of the...
US20080253820 Sheet Postprocessing Apparatus  
A sheet hold flap 18 is arranged on an upper side of a vicinity of a rear end portion of a sheet table 7 to which a sheet is continuously supplied from a copier or the like. The sheet hold flap is...
US20080170897 LUBRICANT APPLICATOR, PROCESS CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME  
An image forming apparatus includes a lubricant applicator and a process cartridge using the same. The lubricant applicator includes a solid lubricant, a lubricant retainer, a lubricant holder, a...
US20150093164 FIXING APPARATUS  
The fixing apparatus includes a first unit configured to be brought into contact with a surface of a fixing roller so as to heat the fixing roller, a second unit configured to form a fixing nip...
US20090252524 PRINT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, PRINT MANAGEMENT METHOD, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM  
A print management apparatus includes a generation unit configured to generate, from a document including a clear toner page on which both colored toner and clear toner are used and an insert page...