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US20080292329 DRIVER APPARATUS, SHEET ARRANGEMENT MANAGEMENT METHOD, SHEET ARRANGEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  
To provide a technique that improves, when image processing is applied to a special sheet for which an arrangement method needs to be taken into account, operability of arrangement operation for...
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A photosensitive cartridge includes a housing comprising an opening; a photosensitive drum supported by the housing, an electrostatic latent image being formed on the photosensitive drum; a...
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An image-forming device includes a casing, a photosensitive drum, a transfer roller, a first guide member, and a second guide member. The first guide member is disposed upstream of the transfer...
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Optical measurement system and method for determining a wear level of printer components such as fuser rolls. Papers can be treated with optical brighteners, which act as distinct tag/trace...
US20090111040 RESIN-COATED PEARLESCENT OR METALLIC PIGMENT FOR SPECIAL EFFECT IMAGES  
A pigment particle coated with at least one of a resin and a charge control surface additive, wherein the pigment particle is a pearlescent or metallic pigment. The pigment adds pearlescent...
US20090017390 EXTERNAL TONER ADDITIVE, TONER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME  
To provide a toner and an image forming apparatus using the toner, the toner contains an external additive that can suppress adherence of impurities to a discharge electrode of a corona discharger...
US20090047044 TONER SUPPLY DEVICE, DEVELOPING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A toner supply device for supplying toner to a developing device includes: a first toner supply portion for supplying toner to a developing hopper; a second toner supply portion for supplying the...
US20090169278 Photoconductor Drum Cleaning Apparatus in an Electrophotographic Printer  
A photoconductor drum cleaning apparatus in an electrophotographic printer is disclosed which is simple in makeup, which allows a wiping roll to be rotated to follow rotation of the photoconductor...
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An apparatus for eliminating transfer streaks in a printing system is provided and comprises a hollow transfer backer bar including sealed ends. The transfer backer bar further includes a...
US20140204638 POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS WITH LOW POWER IN STANDBY MODE  
Provided is a power supply apparatus with low power in a standby mode. The apparatus includes a voltage multiplier configured to multiply an input voltage and including a first terminal through...
US20090232548 WASTE TONER RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A toner bottle for use in a marking device with a feed mechanism. The toner bottle includes first and second compartments for holding fresh and waste toner, respectively. The feed mechanism allows...
US20090185838 Method of Manufacturing Toner Carrier Roller, Developer Apparatus, and Image Forming Apparatus  
A method of manufacturing a toner carrier roller that is shaped like a cylinder on an outer circumferential surface of which concave and convex sections for carrying toner are provided, includes:...
US20090148196 MAGNET KNIFE ASSEMBLY FOR A TONER DEVELOPING DEVICE  
A magnet knife assembly for a toner developing device including a ferromagnetic strip held between like poles (N) of two permanent magnets such that a knife edge portion of the strip projects...
US20120076543 DEVELOPMENT STATION WITH DUAL DRIVE  
Development stations are provided. In one aspect, a development station has a housing having a recirculation path an auger being rotatable to move the developer along at least part of the...
US20100021835 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE MEMBER AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS  
The present invention provides an electrophotographic photosensitive member in which a photoconductive layer is an amorphous layer that contains a silicon atom as a main component, and a surface...
US20090060570 IMAGING CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An imaging cartridge has a process unit and a toner box unit formed by integrating a new toner box and a waste toner box. The toner box unit is attachable to and detachable from the process unit....
US20080199195 Charger with a probe and controller  
This is a charging assembly that is useful in marking processes with an electrostatically charged surface. The assembly includes, besides the charger, a controller and an electric field probe....
US20080247781 BELT DRIVE CONTROLLING DEVICE, BELT DEVICE USING THE BELT DRIVE CONTROLLING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE BELT DEVICE  
A belt drive controlling device for controlling drive of an endless belt supported and driven by plural support rollers including a driving roller configured to drive the endless belt to rotate;...
US20080124122 Resiliently Biased Developing Cartridge  
A resiliently biased developing cartridge 12 adapted to be received within a drum cartridge 10 having a photosensitive drum 16 and a rear wall 54, the resiliently biased developing cartridge 12...
US20100055463 HYDROPHOBIC CARBON BLACK INTERMEDIATE TRANSFER COMPONENTS  
An intermediate transfer media, such as a belt, that includes a fluorinated polymer associated with, attached to, and more specifically, chemically attached to a carbon black.
US20090097885 POWDER-DELIVERING DEVICE FOR TONER CARTRIDGE  
A powder-delivering device includes a tapered shell received in a toner cartridge near an outlet of the toner cartridge. The tapered shell has a transection area becoming smaller gradually toward...
US20080107455 DEVELOPING ROLLER, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, DEVELOPING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A developing roller on a circumferential surface of which toner is held includes a plurality of first grooves formed in parallel to each other at approximately equal intervals, each in a direction...
US20080050131 Toner supplying device, developing device and image forming apparatus having toner supplying device  
A toner supplying device which is capable of individually supplying toners of different colors. The toner supplying device can include a driving source; a plurality of toner receptacles in which...
US20100092225 Duplex Printer With Internal Hard Drive  
A duplex color printer includes a body defining a plurality of docking bays for receiving color ink cartridges; a pair of print engines mounted within the body in an opposed manner to define a...
US20090116854 Image forming apparatus, computer program product, and printing inhibiting method  
A cartridge used for image formation is detachably accommodated in a main body of an image forming apparatus. A cartridge determining unit determines a cartridge type, which is a type of the...
US20090074488 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SECONDARY TRANSFER ROLLER CLEANING METHOD OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A secondary transfer roller rotates in a first rotation direction during printing, and rotates in a second rotation direction opposite to the first rotation direction during a stop of the printing...
US20070092291 CARTRIDGE AND A PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A CARTRIDGE  
To provide a cartridge and a toner container each of which does not increase a material cost and is excellent in impact resistance against, for example, a vibration or a fall, the impact...
US20140119748 TONER-FIXING DRUM CONTAINING HEATING LIQUID  
A toner fixing system for fixing toner onto a receiver medium includes rotatable fixing drum partially filled by a heating liquid, so that a stationary-drum liquid level is defined. The heating...
US20090142103 TONER CARTRIDGES FOR AN IMAGE FORMING DEVICE  
The present application is directed to toner cartridges for use with image forming devices. The cartridge may include an interior to contain toner that is transferred to the image forming device...
US20080131176 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRINTING A SCRATCH-OFF DOCUMENT  
An apparatus that includes a first print engine positioned to print front side information on a base material. The first print engine further comprises a multi-color print head comprising a pile...
US20120243896 FIXING DEVICE WHICH INCLUDES TEMPERATURE MEASURING UNIT CAPABLE OF MEASURING SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF HEAT APPLYING ROTARY BODY  
A fixing device includes a heating roller which is heated by a heater, a pressure roller which comes into contact with a fixing belt to form a nip portion, and a thermopile capable of measuring a...
US20120275826 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTER WITH STATEFUL TONER BOTTLES  
An electrophotographic (EP) printer has two toner bottles. Each has a supply volume and a waste volume separated so that toner can pass from the waste volume to the supply volume, and has a status...
US20070292168 Elastic Roller For Electrophotography  
Disclosed is an elastic roller for electrophotography wherein bleeding of an unreacted material, a plasticizer and an additive from the elastic layer to the roller surface is suppressed. Also...
US20080152395 EQUIPMENT FOR FILLING DIFFERENT CONTAINERS OR LASER JET PRINTER CARTRIDGE WITH POWDER TONER BY MEANS OF A VACUUM CHAMBER AND ITS RESPECTIVE OBTAINMENT PROCESS  
Equipment and process for filling containers or toner cartridges with powder toner is provided. Equipment capable of filling with toner powder different containers that may be PET bottle, plastic...
US20100008697 Organic photoconductor drum  
An organic photoconductor (OPC) drum includes a support member formed as a unitary molded body, a pair of mounting members, a pair of rollers, and an OPC belt. The support member includes a...
US20060051134 Method of driving device for driving developers and image forming apparatus having the device for driving developers  
A method of driving a device for driving developers and an image forming apparatus having the device for driving developers are provided. In a two-pass image forming apparatus having two...
US20100092216 TELESCOPIC AUGER DISPENSE DROP TUBE  
A toner transport apparatus for a printing system in which toner is moved from a toner container to a developer housing. The toner transport apparatus can accommodate different lengths and...
US20080008510 Low Duty Cycle Network Controller  
Operating at least one low duty cycle (LDC) controller to maintain synchronization between the LDC controller and a plurality of LDC terminals operating over a communication network using only...
US20100086317 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING IMPROVED SERVICEABILITY  
An image forming apparatus including maintenance function for maintaining the image forming apparatus at a given operating condition includes an operation screen unit. The operation screen unit is...
US20140093269 AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME, AND AIR-CONDITIONING CHANNEL SWITCHING METHOD  
An air-conditioning unit includes an air conditioner to control air temperature, a first channel to guide air supplied from the air conditioner to a conditioning target, a heat exchange channel...
US20100150636 Sheet collecting method, sheet correcting apparatus, post-processing apparatus, and image formation system  
The invention provides a sheet collecting apparatus for enabling sheets to be loaded and stored in a neatly aligned state with respect to a regulation stopper disposed in a tray when loading and...
US20080232858 Developing unit, visualized image formation unit and image forming apparatus  
A developing unit includes a developer consumption calculator, a consumption shift unit, a supply amount setting unit and a developer supply controller. The developer consumption calculator...
US20080152410 DRIVEN ROTARY UNIT FOR CONVEYING A SHEET, SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A driven rotary unit for conveying a sheet, includes a shaft member which is rotatably supported by a supporting member, and a cylindrical cylinder member which is attached to an outside of the...
US20080219695 OZONE REMOVAL DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR REMOVING OZONE  
A color laser printer is provided with a first exhaust duct for exhausting ozone generated by a charging unit etc. inside a housing to the outside of the housing. The first exhaust duct is therein...
US20100067948 System And Method For Measuring Media Thickness With A Transfer Subsystem In A Printer  
A printer and method have been developed that enable a controller in a printer to compute a thickness of an image substrate. The printer includes an intermediate imaging member, a transfer roller...
US20090074472 DEVELOPING AGENT CONTAINER PACKAGE UNIT, PACKING RECEPTACLE FOR DEVELOPING AGENT CONTAINER, AND PACKING METHOD OF DEVELOPING AGENT CONTAINER  
A developing agent container package unit includes a packing case, a developing agent container received inside the packing case and storing developing agent, and a supporting member to support...
US20090169254 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTER  
An electrophotographic printer in which a photoconductor drum and a transfer drum can be supported in a simple component construction and in the makeup free from misalignment and development of...
US20090180795 CHARGING DEVICE CAPABLE OF EFFICIENTLY CHARGING IMAGE CARRIER  
A charging device includes a charging roller, a drive transmission device, and a charging roller cleaner. The charging roller opposes an image carrier driven to rotate and rotates to charge the...
US20090232557 TONER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TONER, DEVELOPER, TWO-COMPONENT DEVELOPER, DEVELOPING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
The toner includes a plurality of toner particles containing a binder resin and a colorant. In toner particles, according to measurement by a flow particle image analyzer, the content of small...
US20070140749 DEVELOPING DEVICE FOR DEVELOPING A LATENT IMAGE USING A TWO-COMPONENT DEVELOPER  
An improved developing device for developing latent images to toner images is provided for stabilizing the amount of the developer on the developing bearing member, in which the amount of toner...