Electrostatographic apparatus having improved transport member
The present invention is an electrostatographic reproduction apparatus which includes a primary imaging member for producing an electrostatic latent image on a...
Image formation method
Disclosed is an image formation method in which clear dots comprised of clear toner are formed on an image with a 75.degree. glossiness of from 10 to 60, the...
Digital manufacture of a microfluidic device
In view of the above, this invention is directed to printing methods including electrographic printing wherein toner and/or laminates form one or more...
Fixing device and image formation apparatus
A fixing device forms a fixing nip by pressing a first roller, which is inside a rotation path of a rotating belt, with a second roller via the belt, and...
Heating rotating body, heating device, fixing device and image forming
A heating rotating body includes: a rotating body that generates heat due to electromagnetic induction in a magnetic field and whose magnetic permeability...
Fusing device and image forming apparatus having the same
A fusing device is provided for use in an image forming apparatus to fuse a toner image having a polarity on a printable medium. Such a fusing device comprises:...
Apparatuses useful for printing and corresponding methods
Apparatuses useful for printing and methods of cleaning debris from a surface in an apparatus useful for printing are provided. An exemplary embodiment of an...
Sheet separator and fixing unit using the same and image forming apparatus
incorporating the fixing unit
A sheet separator using air includes a plurality of nozzles and a guide member. The plurality of nozzles, through which compressed air is ejected against a nip...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrier; a transfer member transfers the image carried on the outer circumferential surface of the image carrier...
Image forming apparatus and image forming method
An image forming apparatus includes: a transfer belt to which an image is transferred; a belt tension roller around which the transfer belt is looped; a...
Annular body, annular body stretching device and image forming apparatus
The invention provides an annular body provided at an image forming apparatus, the annular body has at least an outermost periphery layer and an innermost...
Belt drive control device, belt device, image forming apparatus, and belt
drive control method
A belt drive control device includes: first and second detection devices which detect the angular displacement or velocity of a driven rotary member and the...
Metering skive for a developer roller
A metering skive for a developer roller which is adapted to shear and/or meter developer at a developer-skive interface while minimizing compression of the...
Image formation device and developer supply device
There is provided an image formation device including a developer holding body having a developer holding surface; and a developer supply unit to supply the...
Developing device, process cartridge, image forming apparatus and
developer discharge device having a discharge...
A developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus of a premix developing system, with which developer splashed by the transport member is not...
Developing device, image forming apparatus and process cartridge in which
a shock is applied intermittently to...
A developing device capable of conveying discharged developer to the outside of the device well by preventing developer from firmly adhering within a discharge...
Process cartridge including developing unit and incorporated in image
A process cartridge for use in an image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member and a developing unit. The developing unit includes a developer...
Image scanning unit and image forming apparatus including the image
A pair of carriage rails are provided in parallel to each other in a casing. A carriage moves along the carriage rails. Both ends in a longitudinal direction of...
Image forming apparatus including shutter device
An image forming apparatus disclosed includes a body, a cover to open and close an opening of the body, a plurality of photosensitive members provided in the...
Constant-velocity joint and image-forming device
A constant-velocity joint includes an outer ring having an annular space therein and an opening at one axial end thereof. The annular space is defined by a...
Image forming apparatus having a process cartridge removable from a main
body of the apparatus having improved...
The present invention includes two side-plates configured to be opposed to each other and to form a frame of a main body of the apparatus, a cartridge with an...
Electrophotographic image forming apparatus with movable tray for
supporting a cartridge
An electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes a process cartridge which is mounted on a pull-out type cartridge tray to enable front access. The...
Frame and image forming apparatus using the frame
A frame for an image forming apparatus including at least one functional unit includes a front member, a rear member, a base member, and a pair of elevated...
Developing apparatus having a spacer and a leakage preventer
A developing apparatus includes an organic photo conductor, an OPC frame part to support the organic photo conductor, a developing roller to develop a latent...
Switching mechanism for toner cartridge
A switching mechanism for a toner cartridge includes a base and a sliding member. The base is mounted to a housing. A chamber is defined between the housing and...
Image forming apparatus and method of cleaning secondary transfer roller
A toner image is formed on an image carrier using a toner supplied from a developing roller to which a controlled bias voltage is applied; the toner image is...
Cleaning device of wire, charging device using the same and image forming
A cleaning device of a wire includes: a first cleaning member that cleans a wire when the first cleaning member comes into contact with the wire; a second...
Image forming apparatus and method of supporting cleaner
A technique of easily detaching a cleaner with a simple configuration is provided. At the time of drawing out a drawing unit, an elastic supporting section is...
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...
Effective scheduling algorithm for belt space conservation
This is a method for placing test patches along the surface of a photoconductive belt. A novel feature of this invention is locating optimum times and locations...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus capable of executing a mode for decelerating a rotation speed of a fixing member and a pressure member between sheets in a continuous...
Image forming apparatus
The image forming apparatus includes a transfer device, an applying circuit, a computation circuit, and a controller. The applying circuit applies transfer bias...
Image processing apparatus and method
An image forming apparatus controls the conveyance speed of a transfer material at the time a leading edge of the transfer material enters a transfer nip, to be...
Toner calibration in an image forming device
The present disclosure relates to a method, system and apparatus for calibrating toner measurement in an image forming device. A toner patch is deposited onto a...
Image forming apparatus and method of controlling toner supply
The image forming apparatus includes: a photoconductor including a photoconductive layer and an overcoat layer containing electroconductive particles; a...
Image forming apparatus and control method for the same
When image forming is to be successively performed on recording sheets having different sizes, an image forming apparatus suitably executes adjustment...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device, a time detection unit, a humidity measurement unit and a controller. The image forming device...
Image forming device having an adjusting unit for adjusting an image
forming postion on a rotational body
An image forming device includes a rotational body configured such that an image to be transferred onto a sheet is formed in an image forming position thereon,...
Toner concentration system control with state estimators and state
The present disclosure provides for an imaging machine having an imaging member including a method for maintaining a toner concentration. The method for...
Image forming apparatus and paper-jam clearing method
A paper conveying path extends from a paper feeding tray to an image forming unit, a branch conveying path extends from a branching point in the paper conveying...
Print system with drop-in interchangeable modular accessory cartridge
A print system with one or more interchangeable modular accessory cartridges that will interchange with conventional printer cartridges. The interchangeable...
Image forming apparatus in which genuine cartridge with and without memory
device are usable
In an image-forming apparatus for forming an image using toner contained in a toner cartridge, genuineness of the toner cartridge with or without a memory...
Method of controlling image forming apparatus using write protection
A system and method are provided for controlling an image forming apparatus and include a supplies information storage unit, which is included in supplies of an...
System and method for improving failure detection using collective
intelligence with end-user feedback
Systems and methods are described that facilitate using end-user feedback to automatically distinguish between a normal behavior and a device failure which can...
DQPSK optical receiver
According to an aspect of an embodiment, a DQPSK optical receiver, comprising: a first LPF connected to a line branching off from between a first...
Electrical-dispersion compensating apparatus, optical receiving apparatus,
and optical receiving method
An optical receiving apparatus branches an optical signal, photo-electric-converts the branched signals, and compensates dispersion in each of the converted...
A signal Data1 and Data2 are output from a DQPSK signal source. The output signal is input to the modulator drivers 1 and 2 of the differential output. A drive...
Dual use of test point power monitor
A channel alignment system in an optical communication network includes logic to sample power of a quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) channel at a component...
An optical transmitter includes a light source that outputs light superposed with a pilot signal having a predetermined frequency; an optical modulating unit...
Predistortion using FPGA
Predistortion logic for an optical communications laser or optical modulator, includes predistortion logic embodied in a field programmable gate array (FPGA). A...