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US20090080935 Protection cover, and process cartridge and image forming apparatus using the same  
A protection cover includes a cover base that covers and protects an external exposure portion of a photosensitive member and that comes into contact with an image forming apparatus housing body...
US20130028645 MULTI-COMPONENT DUPLEX PRINTER  
A multi-component duplex print is produced on a receiver. Master print engines and slave print engines synchronized to the masters are arranged along the transport path of the receiver with...
US20090142116 Image Foming Apparatus  
An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of photosensitive members; at least one retaining member configured to temporarily retain remaining developer remaining on a corresponding...
US20090148188 TONER SUPPLYING APPARATUS AND TONER SUPPLYING METHOD FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An image forming apparatus includes plural developing devices arranged at a fixed interval, plural toner cartridges arranged at an interval smaller than the interval among the developing devices,...
US20130084114 METHOD FOR MANAGING WAX ON A PRINT  
In one aspect a method for operating a printer is provided in which a toner image is formed on a receiver using a toner having a polymeric binder and a wax. A contact surface is used to apply heat...
US20080056772 Developer transport apparatus and image forming apparatus  
A developer transport apparatus includes: a first developer-containing unit that contains a developer; a first developer transport member disposed in the first developer-containing unit, the first...
US20070264043 Imaging Cartridge Having a Displaceable Body  
Provided is a printer cartridge having a resilient pliable body. The resilient pliable body of the printer cartridge conforms to obstructions located in different positions inside the printer...
US20050158089 Two stage fusing method and apparatus for high-speed full process color  
There is provided an image forming apparatus comprising a user interface for setting of image forming operation, a sheet feeder section including a plurality of sheet stacks and a sheet transport...
US20090232531 DEVELOPING APPARATUS OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SUPPLYING METHOD OF TONER  
A developing unit that includes a stirring roller stirring a developer and a developing roller and develops an electrostatic latent image formed on an image carrier to form a toner image; a drive...
US20130156470 DEVELOPER REPLENISHMENT CONTAINER ACCOMMODATING APPARATUS, DEVELOPER REPLENISHMENT CONTAINER, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A developer replenishment container accommodating apparatus in which a developer replenishment container is removably put in a main body of the accommodating apparatus, which replenishes a...
US20140086610 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VARIABLE GLOSS REDUCTION  
Various variable gloss reduction techniques are disclosed. In one embodiment, a gloss reduction technique is disclosed using a textured roller and a wiper impregnated with fuser oil to create a...
US20060024596 Electrophotographic photoconductor for wet developing and image-forming apparatus for wet developing  
Provided are an electrophotographic photoconductor for wet developing excellent in solvent resistance having a photoconductor improved in not only solvent resistance but also charging...
US20090148172 DRAWING DEVICE, EXPOSURE DEVICE, AND DRAWING METHOD  
The present invention provides a drawing device. A drawing component includes a stage and a drawing head. The drawing head draws on a recording medium supported by the stage. A moving component...
US20140119791 TONER FIXER WITH HEATING LIQUID IN CAVITY  
A toner fixing system has a heating member rotatable around an axis. The heating member includes a liquid-blocking barrier and a backing layer that define a liquid cavity not including the axis....
US20090129826 DEVELOPER CONTAINING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INTO/FROM WHICH DEVELOPER CONTAINING DEVICE IS INSTALLED AND REMOVED  
A developer containing device includes: a developer container configured to contain developer and to be inserted into a receptacle defined in an image forming apparatus main body; a developer feed...
US20080063413 METHODS FOR CALIBRATING A VIRTUAL PRINTER  
Methods are described for calibrating a virtual printer including a plurality of color marking engines. The methods include printing a test pattern on one of the marking engines, the test pattern...
US20080159791 CONDUCTIVE RUBBER ROLLER AND TRANSFER ROLLER  
A conductive rubber roller having a rubber layer on a conductive core material. The rubber composition constituting the rubber layer contains a rubber component and a filler. The rubber component...
US20090080925 Fuser Life Extension  
A method for extending the operating life of a fuser used in an electrophotographic imaging apparatus is disclosed. A control algorithm monitors the number of substrates processed over the...
US20100098464 TONER CARRYING ROLLER, DEVELOPING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A toner carrying roller in which a plurality of concave parts are arranged on a surface of a roller base member having a cylindrical shape, includes: an abrasion protection layer formed on the...
US20070071503 Image forming device, developing device and toner cartridge  
An image forming device has: an image carrying member, a developing cartridge, a toner cartridge, and a transfer unit. The image carrying member has a surface on which an electrostatic latent...
US20080152392 ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM USING TRANSPARENT TONER  
An electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive body, an exposing unit forming an electrostatic latent image on the photosensitive body subsequent to the photosensitive...
US20090245838 FUSER HEATER TEMPERATURE CONTROL  
A fuser assembly is provided comprising: a heat transfer member including a belt and a heater to heat the belt; a backup member adapted to engage the belt so as to define a fusing nip with the...
US20090087228 Developer transportation device and image forming apparatus  
A developer transportation device includes a storage portion for storing developer; a transportation member formed of an elastic material and disposed in the storage portion to be freely rotatable...
US20100297544 FLEXIBLE IMAGING MEMBERS HAVING A PLASTICIZED IMAGING LAYER  
The presently disclosed embodiments relate in general to electrophotographic imaging members, such as layered photoreceptor structural simplification, and material reformulation for making and...
US20060257163 Process Cartridge, Main Body Cartridge, Image Carrier Body Cartridge, Developing Cartridge, Toner Cartridge, and Image Forming Apparatus  
An image forming apparatus is provided which can be switched between states in which a developing roller is attached to an image carrier body by applying a pressing force to a developing cartridge...
US20090317127 Image Forming Apparatus Having Movable Drawer Detachably Supporting a Plurality of Process Cartridges  
An image forming apparatus capable of easily performing exchange in a process cartridge with a new cartridge and performing removal of a jammed sheet without detachment of a drawer from a casing....
US20140064775 COOLING DEVICE HAVING A TURBULENCE GENERATING UNIT  
In a cooling device that includes a cooling roller that comprises a hollow tubular member and a cooling medium transport unit for transporting a cooling liquid to the inside of the cooling roller...
US20090087236 PAPER ROUTE SWITCHING APPARATUS  
A disk having one or more indentations is configured at one end of a driving shaft and has interaction with an extension arm configured at a corresponding end of a switch shaft for switching the...
US20110091257 SHEET SUPERPOSING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM  
A sheet superposing device to superpose sheets supplied from an image forming device, and eject the superposed sheets to a finishing device following the sheet superposing device, the sheet...
US20090016778 DEVELOPMENT DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An aspect of the invention provides a development device including a rotatable development sleeve which supplies developer to a photosensitive drum, the development sleeve being disposed such that...
US20070140737 Development System, Image Forming Apparatus and Image Forming Method  
There is provided a development system comprising a developer carrier member that carries a developer, a developer supply roller that supplies the developer carrier member with the developer, a...
US20070098460 Light-orientation adjusting unit, optical writing unit having light-orientation adjusting unit, and image forming apparatus having optical writing unit  
A light-orientation adjusting unit for use with a light-receiving member includes an optical unit, a posture control unit, a first unit supporter, and a second unit supporter. The optical unit...
US20090092419 MEMBER FOR AGITATING AND CONVEYING DEVELOPER, DEVELOPING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME  
A member for agitating and conveying a developer, includes: a rotation shaft that rotates in a given direction; a spiral-shaped conveying member that is disposed on an outer circumferential...
US20090269112 WASTE TONER CONTAINER, WASTE TONER-ACCUMULATING STRUCTURE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS EQUIPPED THEREWITH  
Disclosed is a waste toner container for collecting waste toner removed from an image bearing member. The waste toner container includes a receiving section adapted to introduce the waste toner...
US20090238600 Developing Apparatus, Process Cartridge, Image Forming Device, and Developer Cartridge  
A developing apparatus includes: a housing having an opening that opens towards an image carrier onto which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a developer accommodating unit in which a...
US20100046972 METHOD BY WHICH AN INFINITE NUMBER OF COLORS MAY BE USED WITH A FINITE NUMBER OF CCUs  
This is a system for changing a color in a xerographic marking system from an old color to a new color within the same color family. The prior art systems for changing color required that the...
US20090016793 WASTE TONER COLLECTING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME  
A waste toner collecting device comprising: a waste toner removing section that removes a toner which is adhered on a surface of a member to be cleaned, as waste toner; a waste toner storing...
US20090003878 Rotary operated mechanism for retracting paper pathways of printers  
An apparatus is provided for clearing paper jams in a module along a print path of a printer, the module having nip baffles and a rotatable and removable core element defining a print path...
US20090184464 Belt Feed Apparatus and Image Forming Apparatus Using the Same  
A belt feed apparatus, includes: an endless belt member; a belt back surface member including a close portion disposed close to the endless belt member to such a degree that, when the endless belt...
US20090016794 CHARGE NEUTRALIZATION AND SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS  
A charge neutralization according to one aspect of the invention is equipped with a charge neutralization which performs charge removal as it is brought in close proximity to or into contact with...
US20090067857 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND TONE CORRECTION METHOD  
A tandem-type color image forming apparatus forms a toner pattern and toner markers on an intermediate transfer member. Tone levels in the toner pattern vary in a sub scanning direction, and the...
US20140064771 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
In a main controller of an image forming apparatus, the status renewing-and-notifying unit (a) obtains statuses from a queue, and store status values at addresses corresponding to status IDs in a...
US20070071480 Developing cartridge, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus  
A developing cartridge is attachable to and detachable from an image forming apparatus and is received by a developing cartridge receiving member. The developing cartridge includes: a developer...
US20100098456 ACCOMMODATING VESSEL AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE USING THE SAME  
An accommodating vessel, which is detachably attached to a vessel receiving part of a casing of an image forming device to accommodate an image forming material, the accommodating vessel...
US20140186063 Capacitive Sensor for Sensing State of Waste Toner Box in an Imaging Apparatus  
A capacitive sensor for sensing amount of waste toner in a waste toner box of an imaging apparatus includes a capacitor that has a pair of separated plates disposed within the interior of the...
US20100303484 Capacitive Sensor for Sensing State of Waste Toner Box in an Imaging Apparatus  
A capacitive sensor for sensing amount of waste toner in a waste toner box of an imaging apparatus includes a capacitor that has a pair of separated plates disposed within the interior of the...
US20140294433 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...
US20140119776 DEVELOPER SUPPLY CONTAINER  
If a user is not familiar with the operation for the developer supply container, the rotating operation for the developer supply container may be insufficient, so that developer supply container...
US20120114393 DEVELOPER SUPPLY CONTAINER  
If a user is not familiar with the operation for the developer supply container, the rotating operation for the developer supply container may be insufficient, so that developer supply container...
US20110194876 DEVELOPER SUPPLY CONTAINER  
If a user is not familiar with the operation for the developer supply container, the rotating operation for the developer supply container may be insufficient, so that developer supply container...