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9036173 Methods and systems to troubleshoot malfunctions in multifunction devices using a wireless handheld device  
The present specification discloses systems and methods for enabling users to troubleshoot multifunction devices using handheld devices, such as mobile phones. In one embodiment, software...
9031443 Image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming station for forming an unfixed image on a recording material; a fixing portion for heating and fixing an unfixed image formed on the recording...
RE45513 Toner bottle having rib away from discharge port  
A method and apparatus for discriminating bottle types, for stirring the toner, and for detecting the amount of toner remaining in the toner bottle. A toner bottle is adapted to fit the apparatus...
9025972 Image forming apparatus having toner replenishment unit  
An image forming apparatus capable of reading a unique pattern of a toner bottle without using an expensive device, and of preventing the delay of the toner replenishment. A control unit controls...
9020369 Cartridge and image forming apparatus provided therewith  
A cartridge includes: a frame; a rotation body; a driving force transmission unit; and a moving member. The rotation body is provided at the frame and rotatable about its rotation axis relative to...
9020370 Image forming apparatus capable of determining type of cartridge mounted therein based on detection of a detection portion of the cartridge  
An image forming apparatus includes: a cartridge; a drive source; a detection unit; and a control device. The cartridge includes a movable member provided with a detected portion and configured to...
9008522 Developing cartridge having housing and developing roller  
In a developing cartridge, a first supporting member is attached to a housing and has a first developing supporting portion and a driving-force-receiving-member supporting portion, the first...
8995846 Cartridge mountable on image-forming apparatus  
A receiving member is configured to receive a driving force from outside, is mounted on a first side wall on an opposite side from a developer accommodating portion, and is rotatable around a...
8995852 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...
8995847 Cartridge and image forming apparatus provided therewith  
A cartridge includes: a frame; a rotation body; a driving force transmission unit; a closing member; and a moving member. The frame is formed with a filling port for filling an internal space of...
8983310 Image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus, comprising: a charge voltage application circuit configured to be connected to a plurality of chargers in a process cartridge and to apply a voltage to the plurality of...
8971728 Image forming apparatus and cartridge therefor  
An image forming apparatus and a cartridge are provided. The image forming apparatus includes a main casing, a CPU as a judgment unit, and a main electrode. The cartridge accommodating a toner is...
8965223 Image forming apparatus having a developing device including two electrode members, and further including a detection mechanism for detecting a capacitance between the two electrode members  
An image forming apparatus includes a holding unit configured to change a developing device to first and second orientations. Whether a developer in the developing device is unevenly distributed...
8965222 Image forming apparatus and cartridge therefor  
An image forming apparatus and a cartridge to be used therein are provided. The image forming device includes a main casing, a CPU as a judgment unit, and a main electrode. The cartridge...
8958707 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...
8948617 Cartridge provided with pivotable member for new product detection  
A cartridge includes: a casing for accommodating developer; a rotatable body rotatably provided at the casing; a pivot member; and a biasing member. The rotatable body is rotatable about a...
8948616 Image forming apparatus to discriminate toner cartridge  
According to one embodiment, a toner cartridge includes a toner container to be attached to and detached from an image forming apparatus body, a shutter to open and close a toner supply port of...
8938176 Printing consumables chips and containers  
A printing consumables chip comprises a base plate which is provided with a first electrical contact, a second electrical contact, and an electronic module which connects with two electrical...
8923709 Image forming apparatus capable of determining a condition of cartridge assembled therein  
An image forming apparatus includes a main casing, a cartridge, and a CPU. The main casing includes a detection electrode. The cartridge which accommodates toner therein, is attachable to and...
8917408 Systems and methods for implementing a supplies fulfillment opportunity for non-managed devices  
A system and method are provided to implement an automated scheme by which a vendor can advantageously employ remotely-monitored information on a status of non-managed office devices, gathered as...
8913903 Image forming apparatus capable of electrically detecting usage state of process cartridge mounted therein  
An image forming apparatus includes: a process cartridge; a voltage applying unit; a contact; an electric line; a detection unit; and a control unit. The voltage applying unit generates a voltage...
8913902 Systems and methods for generating and detecting unique identification signatures for customer replaceable units in image forming devices  
A system and method are provided for generating and detecting unique identification signatures for customer replaceable components or units (CRUs) for use in customer owned and/or controlled image...
8909071 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...
8909070 Image forming apparatus and cartridge  
An image forming apparatus includes a container storage that is installed on a toner container and stores first information relating to a use amount of a toner in the toner container and stores...
8908198 System and method for automatically rendering labeling service prints with print engine parameters  
A system and method for automatically rendering labeling service prints with print engine parameters. An auto-labeling application can be configured in association with a print engine controller...
8886059 Image forming device capable of preventing erroneous attachment of cartridge  
An image forming device includes: a main casing; a support member; cartridges; and cover members. The support member is movable between an accommodated position within the main casing and a...
8879101 Image forming apparatus and a communication method with trays thereof  
An image forming apparatus having a main body and optional trays and a communication method between the main body. optional trays. The apparatus includes the main body having a main controller, at...
8873976 Image forming apparatus, system and method  
Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of reducing possibility that small symbols and characters become invisible without impairing user's convenience even in the case of using a...
8867932 Cartridge and image forming apparatus  
A cartridge detachably attachable to an image forming apparatus which includes a main body, a driving unit and a detecting unit, includes: a housing that is configured to accommodate a developer...
8867969 Rotation restricting member, mechanical device, and image forming device  
The present invention provides a rotation restricting member that includes, a shaft that is inserted into a shaft insertion hole with a predetermined angle relationship, and a plurality of...
8867933 Methods for providing a transferable page countdown for a toner cartridge between image forming devices  
A method for providing a page countdown for a replaceable toner cartridge according to one embodiment includes, upon detecting a toner cartridge that is out of usable toner, determining a number...
8861993 Image forming apparatus, storage unit controlling method, and storage unit controlling program product  
An image forming apparatus includes a control unit that controls each component, a first storage unit that is a non-volatile and rewritable storage unit mounted on the control unit, a toner...
8861986 Image forming device having process unit that can be pulled out thereof  
An image forming device includes a main body, and a support unit. The main body is provided with a first force receiving portion. The support unit is configured to receive a developer cartridge...
8849133 Image forming apparatus and cartridge therefor  
An image forming apparatus and a cartridge to be used therein. The image forming apparatus includes a main casing, a CPU, and a main electrode. The cartridge accommodating therein toner is...
8843014 Image forming apparatus capable of judging whether cartridge is newly mounted  
In an image forming apparatus, a cartridge has a cartridge side electrode. A main casing has a main casing side electrode. The cartridge includes a moving member that allows the main casing side...
8837958 Fuser including replacement detecting function  
According to one embodiment, a fuser includes a fixing rotating section including a heat generating section, an opposed section configured to form a nip between the opposed section and the fixing...
8831442 Developer and image forming apparatus including the same  
A developer of an image-forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, a housing comprising a waste toner container in which waste toner removed from the photoconductor is contained, and a recessed...
8818211 Image forming apparatus  
A image forming apparatus includes: a motor; a mounting unit for receiving a cartridge including a detection target moved by a rotational driving force of the motor; a printing unit; a detecting...
8805212 Image forming apparatus, failure information notification system and failure information notification method  
According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes: a storage medium which stores manufacture information to a consumable supply; a reading unit which reads information in the...
8805210 Use detection element for a cartridge  
A cartridge which may include a housing, a driving input member provided at the housing wherein the driving input member is configured to be rotated by an externally supplied rotation driving...
8805211 Toner cartridge with memory for image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus mounted with a toner cartridge having a memory unit includes a toner cartridge which stores a plurality of control data depending on toner in the memory unit, an...
8804165 Image forming apparatus and method of managing jobs thereof  
An image forming apparatus and a job management method thereof are provided. The job management method includes detecting an occurrence of an error during a processing of a job, and upon detecting...
8787778 Replacement toner cartridge management apparatus, replacement toner cartridge management system, image forming apparatus, replacement toner cartridge management method, and recording medium  
A replacement toner cartridge management apparatus is provided with: a receiver which receives toner cartridge replacement information indicating a toner cartridge loaded on one or more than one...
8781340 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and storage medium  
An image forming apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to form pattern images in areas corresponding to positions at which toners including a specific color toner of a specific color are...
8782326 Memory device and system including a memory device electronically connectable to a host circuit  
A memory includes a nonvolatile memory cell array, and a memory control circuit which carries out writing of data to and reading of data from the memory cell array in access units of N bits where...
8775278 Computer readable medium having consumables-usability determination program, consumables-usability determination system and method using the consumables-usability determination program  
A computer readable medium has a consumables-usability determination program product stored thereon. The program product directs a portable terminal to perform as: a model-information inputting...
8768182 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...
8755721 Powder container, powder supply assembly, and image forming apparatus in which a powder outlet faces in an opposite direction as an opening of a container body  
A powder container includes a powder containing compartment having a powder outlet connectable to a horizontally extending tube of an apparatus in conjunction with installation of the powder...
8750729 Image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus includes a developing unit with a supply roller that supplies toner to a developing roller located such that of a contact region between the developing roller and the...
8750730 Method and apparatus for electronic fuser assembly labeling  
An approach is provided for pairing a fuser assembly with a media size and for electronically labeling the fuser assembly for use with the media size. The approach involves causing, at least in...