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2016/0378057 FILTER FRAME AND FILTER ASSEMBLY
A frame for sandwiching and holding a filter includes a first frame portion, a second frame portion, a plurality of first tapered projections, and a plurality...
2016/0378056 PROCESS CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A process cartridge is detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus. The cartridge includes an electrophotographic...
2016/0378055 CONNECTOR ATTACHING/DETACHING STRUCTURE, FUSER ASSEMBLY, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A connector attaching/detaching structure detachably holds a connector in a housing. The connector attaching/detaching structure includes a first cable, a...
2016/0378054 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS TO WHICH TONER CONTAINER IS ATTACHABLE
A toner container includes a second lever. A toner supply portion includes a second actuating portion that, during a process in which the toner container is...
2016/0378053 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes a rotatable image bearing drum; a toner image transfer device; a cleaning blade for cleaning the drum after transfer of the...
2016/0378052 POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Provided is a power supply unit that includes a switching section and a controller. The switching section is configured to perform a switching operation and...
2016/0378051 POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Provided is a power supply unit that includes a power factor correction circuit, a synchronizing signal generator, an alternating-current signal generator. The...
2016/0378050 DRIVE TRANSMISSION MECHANISM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING DRIVE TRANSMISSION MECHANISM
Included is a fixation portion having one end joined with a flat plate, and the other end fixed to a support plate that supports at least a part of a drive...
2016/0378049 DRIVE TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME
A drive transmission device includes a first rotary body coupled to a drive source, a second rotary body that receives a drive force transmitted from the drive...
2016/0378048 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING GUIDING DEVICE
An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, an image forming device detachably attached to the apparatus body, a sheet conveying path through which...
2016/0378047 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes a discharge rotary member pair discharging a sheet, a sheet supporting unit on which the sheet discharged is supported, the...
2016/0378046 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM
In an image forming apparatus to which a finisher is connected, a power source control unit shifts the image forming apparatus to a power saving state. The...
2016/0378045 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SHEET ACCOMMODATION UNIT
An image forming apparatus includes a main body of the image forming apparatus with an opening portion, an image forming unit, an accommodation portion, a...
2016/0378044 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes: a conveying unit configured to convey a sheet along a conveyance path group including at least a first conveyance path and...
2016/0378043 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FOR FORMING IMAGE ON SHEET
An image forming apparatus may comprise the following elements. A stacking unit in which a sheet is stacked. A conveyance unit conveys the sheet. A...
2016/0378042 SHEET FEEDER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING THE SHEET FEEDER
A sheet feeder, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes a sheet loader on which a sheet is loaded, a sheet feeding body to feed the sheet...
2016/0378041 IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM
A series-connected tandem image forming system includes first and second image forming apparatuses capable of forming images on recording media by image...
2016/0378040 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING LINE SENSOR
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, an image forming device to form a toner image on the image bearer, a transfer device to transfer the toner...
2016/0378039 DEVELOPING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE INCORPORATING SAME
A developing device includes a developer bearer disposed opposite an image bearer and configured to rotate and carry developer to a latent image on the image...
2016/0378038 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit including a rotating member; a rotation position detecting unit that detects a rotation position of...
2016/0378037 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Provided is an image forming apparatus that includes a conveying section, an image forming section, a medium sensor, a mark printing section, and a controller....
2016/0378036 BELT, TRANSFER BELT UNIT, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A belt has an endless shape, and is driven to rotate by a driving roller provided on an inner side thereof. The belt includes a detection target portion on an...
2016/0378035 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit including a rotating member and being configured to form an image on a paper sheet in accordance...
2016/0378034 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM
To notify a residual life of a replaceable part at appropriate time on image quality required by the user. An image forming apparatus including: a replaceable...
2016/0378033 FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A fixing device includes a rotatable endless belt formed into a loop and a heater disposed opposite the endless belt to heat the endless belt. A nip formation...
2016/0378032 FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a pressing rotator, and a guide. The pressing rotator forms a fixing nip with the fixing rotator. The guide guides a...
2016/0378031 FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A fixing device includes a hardness adjusting unit to adjust hardness of an outer circumferential surface of a fixing belt at a nip. When a sheet to be passed...
2016/0378030 FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A fixing device includes a casing, a fixing roller, a pressure roller, a heat source, a sensor, and a duct. The fixing roller is disposed in the casing. The...
2016/0378029 HEATING UNIT, FIXING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A heating unit includes the following elements. A magnetic-field generating member generates a magnetic field. An endless belt-shaped member has an inner...
2016/0378028 SEPARATOR, FIXING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A separator for separating a recording medium from a fixing rotator includes a separation body including a front end and a conveyance path side face. The front...
2016/0378027 FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a nip formation pad disposed inside the fixing rotator. A...
2016/0378026 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Provided is an image forming apparatus, wherein when it is predicted that a surface potential of at least one of a plurality of photosensitive drums becomes...
2016/0378025 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes a movable endless belt, a first image bearing member, second image bearing members provided upstream of the first image...
2016/0378024 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image carriers, an intermediate transfer body, a plurality of primary transfer members, a secondary transfer...
2016/0378023 TRANSFER DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A transfer device includes a belt-shaped body and at least one transfer surface forming member. At least one image held by at least one image holding body is...
2016/0378022 TONER CONTAINER
A toner container installed in an image forming apparatus includes a toner container main body having a predetermined length and in which toner is...
2016/0378021 POWDER CONTAINER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME
A powder container includes a rotatable powder storage to store powder for image formation, a conveyor to transport the powder inside the powder storage, and a...
2016/0378020 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes a development device, a toner container which includes data indicating whether the toner container is an installation toner...
2016/0378019 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH DEVELOPING DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING TONER
When an image forming apparatus detects that an amount of toner returns to a first reference amount or more without replacement of a container after...
2016/0378018 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes a body, a photoreceptor unit, and a developing unit. The developing unit includes a first attaching/detaching lever that...
2016/0378017 LASER SCANNING UNIT, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, LASER SCANNING METHOD
A laser scanning unit includes a first light source, a second light source, a scanning portion, a light detection portion, a timing control portion, and a...
2016/0378016 IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming method is for forming an image using an electrostatic latent image that is formed by exposing a surface of an image bearer in accordance with...
2016/0378015 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit for forming toner images on a first photosensitive body; a second image forming unit for...
2016/0378014 POWER SUPPLY STRUCTURE, CHARGING DEVICE, ASSEMBLY, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A power supply structure includes a bearing, a first spring, and a second spring. The bearing supports a rotary member that axially rotates while contacting...
2016/0378013 CLEANING MEMBER, IMAGE HOLDER DEVICE, AND CHARGING DEVICE
Provided is a cleaning member including a helical convex section formed on an outer peripheral surface, wherein the cleaning member comes into complete contact...
2016/0378012 CHARGING MEMBER
There is provided a charging member (1) capable of improving adhesion of an elastic layer (3) with a surface layer (4), which is used for an ...
2016/0378011 CHARGING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
There is provided a charging member capable of preventing the occurrence of abnormal discharge at low temperature and low humidity, and capable of preventing...
2016/0378010 CHARGING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE AND ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
A charging member is provided which can prevent electrostatic adhesion of a toner and/or an external additive of the toner to the surface of the charging...
2016/0378009 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD
An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms a metallic-color toner image having a metallic color, a second image forming unit...
2016/0378008 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD
In accordance with one embodiment, an image forming apparatus forms a metallic toner image with the toner having metallic color tone. The plurality of...
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