Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sensor configured to detect an original, a nonvolatile storage that includes a semiconductor area, a setting unit configured to execute a setting for dividing the semiconductor area into a plurality of areas, and a controller configured to execute Trim processing on the divided areas in response to passing of a predetermined time period while the image forming apparatus is in a standby state. The controller is configured to stop the Trim processing based on a detection of the original detected by the sensor while the Trim processing is executed.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sheet separation device, a first sheet feeder, a second sheet feeder, an image forming device, and circuitry. The sheet separation device is configured to separate a non-bonding portion of a two-ply sheet in which two sheets are overlapped and bonded together at a bonding portion of the two-ply sheet. The first sheet feeder is configured to feed the two-ply sheet. The second sheet feeder is configured to feed an inner sheet to be inserted between the two sheets. The image forming device is configured to form an image on a surface of the inner sheet. The circuitry is configured to cause the first sheet feeder to feed the two-ply sheet, perform a sheet separating operation on the two-ply sheet and cause the second sheet feeder to start feeding the inner sheet before completion of the sheet separating operation on the two-ply sheet.
Abstract: In a printing apparatus, a colorimeter is provided for performing imaging calibration on an inline scanner for inspecting a printed image. During a printing operation, the inline scanner captures a test pattern image formed on paper and thereby obtains calibration imaging data, the colorimeter performs color measurement on the test pattern image and thereby obtains calibration colorimetric data, both data are used to update a correction factor LUT for imaging calibration, and the correction factor LUT is used to perform imaging calibration on the inline scanner.
Abstract: A loading unit includes a processing tray, alignment units, and a paddle. In the processing tray, a medium is placed. The alignment units are disposed an interval in a Y direction to align a downstream tip end in a positive A direction of the medium. The paddle moves the medium that has been fed onto the processing tray toward the alignment units. A coefficient of friction of a contact surface of the alignment unit is higher than a coefficient of friction of a front face of the alignment unit, and the contact surface is positioned downstream of the front face in the positive A direction.
Abstract: A control section of a recording apparatus is configured to execute control of overlapping transportation in which a preceding medium and a following medium are transported in a state in which a rear end region of the preceding medium and a leading end region of the following medium overlap at least in a partial section in an upper transport route, and determines an overlapping dimension Lk that is a dimension, by which the rear end region of the preceding medium and the leading end region of the following medium overlap, in accordance with a route dimension Ld from a third feed roller pair to an edge of an introducing port in a second direction, when executing the control of the overlapping transportation.
Abstract: A postprocessing apparatus includes a horizontal alignment plate, a binder, a tray, and a shift actuator assembly. The horizontal alignment plate is positioned to align sheets in a sheet width direction. The binder binds sheets to form bound sheet bundles. The bound sheet bundles are stacked on the tray. The shift actuator assembly shifts the bound sheet bundles in the sheet width direction. A postprocessing controller controls the shift actuator assembly to shift the bound sheet bundles such that swollen portions of the bound sheet bundles are shifted inward of the horizontal alignment plate in the sheet width direction when the processed sheets are piled on the tray to the vicinity of the horizontal alignment plate.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image holding unit that holds a toner image, a transfer unit that transfers the toner image held by the image holding unit onto a medium in a transfer region, a reduction unit that is positioned further upstream than the transfer region and that reduces an electrical resistance of a first surface of the medium, the first surface being opposite to a second surface of the medium onto which an image is to be transferred, and a control unit that controls the reduction unit in accordance with a type of a medium to be used in such a manner that the electrical resistance of the first surface does not exceed a predetermined range.
Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus arranged in a space between an image reading section for reading an image and an image formation section for forming an image on a sheet includes a carry-in path guiding a sheet from a carry-in entrance; a relay roller provided in the carry-in path to relay and transport the sheet; a first transport path positioned on a downstream side of the relay roller and having a carry-in roller to transport the sheet from the carry-in path to the first collection tray; and a second transport path branched from the carry-in path and having a branch roller to transport the transported sheet to the second collection tray. The relay roller shifts the sheet in a direction crossing the transport direction while a front end of the sheet enters the first transport path or the second transport path, and arrives at the carry-in roller or the branch roller.
Abstract: An image forming system includes a first feeding portion configured to feed a recording sheet, a second feeding portion configured to feed an inserting sheet from one of a plurality of supporting portions, and a controller configured to execute a determination process of determining whether or not there is a supporting portion usable as a new feeding source other than a supporting portion serving as a current feeding source of an inserting sheet. The controller is capable of switching between first control and second control in which a feeding process of a recording sheet is executed respectively in a first mode and a second mode in a case where it has been determined in the determination process that there is no supporting portion usable as the new feeding source.
Abstract: A rotation drive control apparatus includes a first mode for counting a detection value of a second detecting member to control a shift amount of a rotation member, based on a detection value of a first detecting member obtained in controlling and rotating a motor, and a second mode for extracting at least one abnormal portion among the motor, control section, mechanism section, and detecting section, based on detection patterns of combinations of a state in which the first detecting member detects a rotation reference position within a predetermined time, or a state in which the first detecting member does not detect the rotation reference position within the predetermined time, and a state in which the second detecting member detects a rotation shift position within a predetermined time, or a state in which the second detecting member does not detect the rotation shift position within the predetermined time.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a transport member that transports a continuous medium as a result of a transport surface of the transport member making contact with the continuous medium and a transfer device that is disposed on a downstream side in a direction in which the transport member transports the medium and that transfers an image onto the medium, which extends to the transport member, as a result of a transfer surface of the transfer device making contact with the medium. A moving speed of the transfer surface is lower than a moving speed of the transport surface when the medium is transported.
Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording medium; a feeding unit on which the recording medium is placed and configured to convey the recording medium toward the image forming unit on a conveyance path; an insert unit on which an insert sheet is placed and configured to convey the insert sheet so as to insert the insert sheet between a plurality of recording mediums conveyed from the image forming unit; a storage unit configured to store information concerning feeding of the recording medium; and a control unit configured to control a feeding timing of the insert sheet by the insert unit based on the information stored in the storage unit.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conveyor, a sensor, and control circuitry. The conveyor is configured to convey a sheet. The sensor is configured to detect the sheet conveyed by the conveyor. The control circuitry is configured to cause the conveyor to eject the sheet without stopping conveyance of the sheet and prohibit recovery printing when a size of the sheet determined based on detection of the sheet by the sensor is different from a setting size in a first operation mode. The control circuitry is configured to cause the conveyor to stop conveyance of the sheet and allow recovery printing when the size of the sheet is different from the setting size in a second operation mode in which a number of times of printing is larger than a number of times of printing in the first operation mode.
Abstract: A sheet processing device has a binding unit that applies water to a crimping range of sheets and then crimps the sheets. The sheet processing device includes a processing tray on which sheets are placed, a pair of pressure teeth (pressure teeth and receiving teeth) that crimps the sheets placed on the processing tray at a crimping position with the sheets interposed therebetween, and a water application member (cylinder and piston) that applies water to the crimping position before crimping by the pressure teeth. When the number of sheets placed on the processing tray is equal to or less than a predetermined number, the sheets are crimped by the pressure teeth without water application; while when the number of sheets placed on the processing tray exceeds the predetermined number, the sheets are crimped by the pressure teeth after water application.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body and a post-processing device. The main body includes an operation panel and a first controller that switches an action mode to a first action mode or a second action mode. The post-processing device includes an operation receiving section and a second controller. The operation receiving section receives an operation by a user and outputs an operation signal. The operation receiving section is in an unreachable position for the user when operating the operation panel. The first controller switches the action mode upon determining that an operation indicated by the operation signal received through the second controller matches a predetermined operation. The second controller controls action of the post-processing device independent of control by the first controller in the second action mode.
Abstract: A job programming method includes using a processor to assemble a printable file based on more than two reference pages and print instructions; including printer readable instructions in the printable file to print more than one copy of a reference page; grouping a first set of reference pages into a first group based on a first plurality of print instructions to assemble a first part of the printable file; grouping a second set of reference pages into a second group based on a second plurality of print instructions to assemble a second part of the printable file; including printer readable instructions in the printable file to direct printed pages corresponding to the printer readable instructions to print more than one copy of the reference page to a common stack, and to direct printed pages corresponding to the first and second parts of the printable file to the common stack.
November 26, 2018
Date of Patent:
February 4, 2020
OCÉ HOLDING B.V.
Andra T. Munteanu, Jean Marc C. A. Steux
Abstract: A sheet stacker includes a sheet stack table on which a sheet is stacked and a sheet reversing section disposed above the sheet stack table. The sheet reversing section defines a sheet reverse passage to reverse a direction of conveyance of a sheet fed to the sheet reversing section. The sheet reversing section includes a first sheet guide to guide a bottom face of the sheet and a second sheet guide disposed downstream from the first sheet guide in a sheet conveyance direction in which the sheet is fed to the sheet reversing section. The second sheet guide to guide the bottom face of the sheet is attachable to and removable from an apparatus body.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sheet binding device includes a tape support base, a tape holder, and a first displacement mechanism. The tape support base supports a tape. The tape holder is movable in a first direction. The first displacement mechanism displaces the tape holder from a first position that is a position away from the tape to a second position at which the tape holder is capable of coming into contact with the tape when the tape holder moves toward the tape support base and receives the tape.
Abstract: In a first punching mode, a control portion displaces a support member from a first-path-side end side to a second-path-side end side, and causes a first punching portion on the first-path-side end side to operate in a state where the support member has reached a first target position. In a second punching mode, the control portion displaces the support member from the second-path-side end side to the first-path-side end side, and causes a second punching portion on the second-path-side end side to operate in a state where the support member has reached a second target position. The first and second target positions are based on positions of the support member at points of time when edges on the first-path-side end side and the second-path-side end side are detected by the first sheet sensor and the second sheet sensor, respectively.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a control unit configured to control a printing unit to start printing on sheets after confirming that a number of sheets used for printing does not exceed an upper limit number of sheets bindable by a first binding processing in a case where the first binding processing is specified and control the printing unit to start printing on sheets without confirming that a number of sheets used for printing does not exceed an upper limit number of sheets bindable by a second binding processing in a case where the second binding processing is specified.
Abstract: A printer is disclosed. The printer uses a target located on one side of media to position an image on the other side of the media. The printer backlights the media and uses a sensor that locates the target through the backlit media.
March 27, 2014
Date of Patent:
August 1, 2017
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
Jordi Hernandez Creus, Yngvar Rossow Sethne, Josep M. Aymerich i Bolta
Abstract: In a case where a sheet for sample printing is fed from a feeding deck after an instruction for executing the sample printing is received, a long period of time is required to discharge the sheet which has been subjected to the sample printing to a sample tray. Control is performed such that the sample printing is performed on a specific one of a plurality of sheets fed from sheet holding units for executing main printing, when an instruction for executing the sample printing is received from the user.
Abstract: In a printing system capable of supplying a sheet of a job having undergone print processing by the printing unit of a printing apparatus to a post-processing unit capable of executing at least a specific type of post-processing among a plurality of types of post-processes, when the target job requires the specific type of post-processing, the printing apparatus is inhibited from executing print processing of the job without explicitly determining a sheet necessary for the print processing of the job by a user using a user interface unit. When the target job does not require the specific type of post-processing, the printing apparatus is permitted to execute print processing of the job without explicitly determining a sheet necessary for the print processing of the job by the user using the user interface unit.
Abstract: A printing system for controlling to allow various settings by one job and reducing output of unnecessary printed materials is provided. To accomplish this, the present invention sets a post-process to be executed for a plurality of sheets that are printed by execution of a job as a first setting, sets a post-process to be executed for part of the sheets included in the plurality of sheets as a second setting, and causes a post-processing unit to execute post-processes according to the setting of the post-processes set as the first setting and the second setting.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a job execution portion, an operation portion, and a storage portion. The job execution portion executes a job. The operation portion receives an operation of selecting a setting item used in a job to be executed, an operation of setting a setting value of a job to be executed, and an execution instruction for a job. The storage portion stores a content of a specific operation of making the operation portion into a state where a plurality of touch operations have been performed by one touch operation. The job execution portion makes a job execution speed different between a job for which the specific operation has been performed on the operation portion during setting operation, and a job set by only a normal operation without the specific operation during setting operation on the operation portion.
Abstract: A post-processing apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes a punching apparatus that has: a punching blade; an orthogonal direction movement portion that moves the punching blade in an orthogonal direction; a converting mechanism that converts rotational movement of a rotation member in a first rotation direction to reciprocating movement; a rotation driving portion that drives rotation of the rotation member; a rotation driving control portion; and an orthogonal direction movement control portion. The rotation driving control portion controls the rotation driving portion so as to move the punching blade toward a punching reference position when a reference position detection portion determines that the punching blade has moved beyond the punching reference position toward a through hole punching position, in a case where the punching blade is controlled so as to stop at the punching reference position.
Abstract: A cooling device including a heat pipe to cool a sheet, a radiator provided to an end of the heat pipe, and a duct accommodating the radiator and having a closably openable cover member. The cover member is openable to enable attachment and detachment of the heat pipe to and from the cooling device in a predetermined direction.
Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus with a belt having a cutaway portion at least at one end portion in a width direction orthogonal to a traveling direction and a thickness direction thereof, a claw member and a driving portion driving the belt. The claw member has a pinching portion configured to attach the claw member to the belt by pinching the belt.
Abstract: In a printing apparatus, a method of controlling the same, and an information processing apparatus, a job for printing front cover image data, main body image data, and back cover image data is received. In the case where the received job is designated to bound printed sheets using rings, the image data is arranged into the printing order of main body image data, front cover image data, and back cover image data or the printing order of back cover image data, front cover image data, and main body image data, after which printing is executed based on the image data in the arranged printing order.
Abstract: In a sheet storing apparatus of the present invention, a tailing end supporting member which temporarily supports a tailing end of a dropping sheet bundle is arranged between a discharging port of a processing tray to discharge the sheet bundle and the upmost sheet on a stack tray as being movable between an operating position above a sheet placement face and a waiting position outside the stack tray.
Abstract: A punching device includes a punching unit that punches a hole in a sheet of paper; a container that receives a chad of paper generated upon punching by the punching unit; a dispersing member that is provided within the container and that is configured to disperse the chad of paper; and a guiding member configured to guide the chad of paper that is generated upon punching by the punching unit and fallen into the container to the dispersing member.
Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming system including: the relay apparatus; the image forming device which is connected to the first communication control unit of the relay apparatus and which acquires the sheet interval information of the downstream post-processing device through the first communication system; and the second post-processing device which is connected to the second communication control unit of the relay apparatus, the second post-processing device being compliant with the second communication system.
Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming unit configured to output image data onto a recording medium; a first conveying unit configured to convey the medium; a reading unit configured to read an image from the medium; a defect determining unit configured to determine whether the read image has a defect; a device connection determining unit configured to determine whether a discharge device is directly connected to an image inspection device at the downstream side or is connected to the image inspection device via another device at the downstream side; a second conveying unit configured to convey the medium to the discharge device on a longer conveying path, when the discharge device is directly connected to the image inspection device; a defective discharge tray to which the medium having a defective image is discharged; and a normal discharge tray to which the medium having a non-defective image is discharged.
Abstract: A drive transmission system includes a drive source and a gear. The drive source includes a rotating shaft, a magnet supported by the rotating shaft, and plural electromagnets. The plural electromagnets are arranged in a circumferential direction of the rotating shaft, and surround the magnet. The drive source drives the rotating shaft to rotate by a predetermined rotation angle by exciting at least one of the plural electromagnets in accordance with an input of an input signal and by periodically changing a magnetic pole to which each of the plural electromagnets is excited in response to an input of the input signal. The gear is supported by the rotating shaft.
Abstract: A post-processing device supplies a recoding medium when a punching unit is determined to have failed. The post-processing device allows the recording medium to be supplied to a stapling unit if passage of the recording medium supplied to the punching unit through an arrangement position of a second sensor is detected within a first time period after detection of passage of the recoding medium through an arrangement position of a first sensor.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing portion that fixes a toner image to a sheet by applying heat to the sheet, a conveyance path through which back and forth conveyance of the sheet conveyed from the fixing portion is performed by normally and reversely rotating a conveying roller, and a water addition portion that adds water to the sheet at a water addition position in the conveyance path on upstream in a conveying direction of the conveying roller. In addition, a controller controls the water addition portion such that the water is added to the sheet conveyed from the fixing portion to the water addition position, and the water is added to the sheet to which the reverse conveyance has been performed after an upstream end in the conveying direction of the sheet passes through the water addition position.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided including an image forming unit configured to form an image on a print medium, and a printed medium post-processing unit configured to receive and post-process printed media on which an image forming process is completed from the image forming unit. The printed medium post-processing unit selectively comprises one of a first stacker module in which a first amount of post-processed printed media is able to be loaded, and a second stacker module in which a second amount of post-processed printed media is able to be loaded. Therefore, it may be possible to flexibly respond to a loading amount of the printed media necessary for the printed medium post-processing unit.
Abstract: A print control device includes a prohibition determination unit, when a first sheet size of a sheet stored in a printing device is different from a second sheet size designated by an operator, preventing, when determining that the second sheet size of the sheet can be generated by cutting the sheet having the first sheet size, an execution of a post process function other than cutting in the printing device; and a workflow generation unit generating a workflow including operational steps of causing a cutting device to cut the sheet having the first sheet size to obtain the sheet having the second sheet size, and causing a functional device other than the cutting device to perform the post process function on the printing output after cutting the sheet having the first sheet size.
Abstract: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus, multiple post-press apparatuses, a transport unit, and a recognition unit. The image forming apparatus forms an image on a recording medium. Multiple post-press apparatuses are connected to the image forming apparatus in series and perform processing on the recording medium. The transport unit transports the recording medium in the post-press apparatuses. The recognition unit recognizes an order in which the post-press apparatuses are connected, on the basis of a detection signal from a detector detecting the recording medium on a transport path of the recording medium in each of the post-press apparatuses. The detection signal is output when the transport unit transports the recording medium.
Abstract: Provided is a document reading apparatus capable of suppressing a shock that may occur when a trailing edge of a tabbed sheet passes through a roller pair. In an image reading section, when a document to be read is the tabbed sheet, a timing to start separation of the roller pair in response to detection of a trailing edge of the document is delayed by a time period corresponding to a tab length with respect to the timing to start separation when a document other than the tabbed sheet is conveyed. Thus, it is possible to prevent the shock when the trailing edge of the tabbed sheet passes through the roller pair, and to thereby suppress image reading failure due to the shock.
Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus that is capable of setting a sheet conveyance distance from a first detection to a second detection according to a sheet length. A sensor unit on which first and second sensors are arranged in a sheet width direction to detect a side end of a sheet in the sheet width direction. A moving unit moves the sensor unit in the sheet width direction. A setting unit sets up a second movement speed based on the sheet length obtained. A control unit controls the moving unit so as to move the sensor unit at a first movement speed, and so as to move the sensor unit at the second movement speed until the end section is detected by the second sensor after the side end is detected by the first sensor.
Abstract: A print system is provided which can execute, in a case that a jam occurs in a sheet processing apparatus, recovery processing of a job in which the jam occurred without wasting a sheet that has been already used in a subsequent job.
Abstract: The present invention aims to shift a printing apparatus to a job processable state by releasing a manual stapling mode in response to an execution instruction of a predetermined job requested by a user. To achieve this, a control method of the printing apparatus comprises: printing an image on a sheet by executing a job; transporting the sheet on which the image was printed, to a post-processing apparatus; causing the post-processing apparatus to perform a post-process; shifting the printing apparatus to a mode of permitting to perform the post-process to the sheet inserted by a user; and controlling, in a case where an execution request of the job is newly accepted, to release the mode according to a kind of the job.
Abstract: An image reading apparatus that includes an image reading portion, a tray, a first regulation member movable in a width direction on the tray, a second regulation member movable in association with the first regulation member, a first rotating portion and a second rotating portion that are each capable of being rotated by a sheet on the tray, and a sensor portion configured to generate a signal based on rotations of the first and second rotating portions. The first rotating portion is located between the first regulation member and the second regulation member that regulate both edges of a sheet having a minimum width, and the second rotating portion is located between the other edge of a sheet having a smaller width and the first regulation member, when sheets having different widths are supported on the tray with each having one edge aligned with the first regulation member.
Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a folding unit that folds a sheet, a sheet storing unit that stores the sheet folded by the folding unit, a post-processing unit that performs a non-fold process on the sheet transported from the folding unit, a path select unit that switches the sheet destination to the sheet storing unit or the post-processing unit, and a control unit that detects whether there is a fold process command and/or a non-fold process command, and controls the path select unit according to the detecting result. The control unit controls the path select unit to switch the sheet destination to the post-processing unit when there is a non-fold process command, regardless of a fold process command.
Abstract: A sheet folding apparatus for forming first folding and second folding in a sheet enables the sheet to be folded in an accurate fold position in second folding, when the front end of the sheet which is first folded in a nip position of a first folding roller pair and transported strikes a stopper member, a guide member guides a fold to undergo second folding of the first-folded sheet to a nip position of a second folding roller pair, and second folding is formed.
Abstract: A post-processing device includes a sheet-bundle forming unit that stacks plural sheets and forms a sheet bundle; a binding unit that forms a cut in the sheet bundle, forms a tongue in the sheet bundle by cutting part of the sheet bundle into a predetermined shape so that a first end remains uncut and continues to the sheet bundle, and binds the sheet bundle by folding the tongue and inserting a second end of the tongue into the cut; a transport unit that transports the sheet bundle; a stack unit that stacks the sheet bundle; and a position change unit that changes a position of binding processing performed on the sheet bundle so that the tongue formed in the sheet bundle stacked on the stack unit does not contact another tongue formed in another sheet bundle stacked on the stack unit.
Abstract: A sheet placement unit on which a plurality of sheet bundles having been produced by folding a plurality of sheets are stacked while being overlapped. The sheet placement unit includes a sheet placement section on which the folded sheet bundle having been provided with a folding process is loaded, the sheet placement section being inclined so that a downstream side of the sheet placement section in a sheet conveying direction is higher than another side, a sheet conveyance device to convey the sheet bundle loaded on the sheet placement section in a sheet conveying direction while the plurality of sheet bundles are overlapped, and a sheet holding device provided swingably above the sheet placement section, the sheet holding device comprising a sheet contacting section which comes in contact an upper surface of the sheet bundle loaded on the sheet placement section.
December 8, 2009
Date of Patent:
October 28, 2014
Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
Abstract: Disclosed is a glossing device with a cooling and separating belt which has a high wear resistance and is allowed to maintain the initial surface property over a long period of time. In the glossing device, the cooling and separating belt has a front surface formed of a cured resin containing a structural unit derived from urethane(meth)acrylate (A) having three or more (meth)acryloyloxy groups per molecule, a structural unit derived from a polyfunctional monomer (B) having three or more (meth)acryloyloxy groups per molecule and no urethane bond, and a structural unit derived from fluorine-modified acrylate (C). The cured resin contains 18 to 63% by mass of the structural unit derived from the urethane(meth)acrylate (A), 18 to 63% by mass of the structural unit derived from the polyfunctional monomer (B), and 10 to 40% by mass of the structural unit derived from the fluorine-modified acrylate (C).
May 3, 2013
Date of Patent:
October 14, 2014
Konica Minolta, Inc.
Sadaaki Sakamoto, Go Yamaguchi, Akihiro Honya
Abstract: An image processing apparatus that prints a plurality of manuscript data onto sheets and folds the printed sheets into N (2?N) equally sized divisions is equipped with: a manuscript size obtaining section that obtains sizes of the manuscript data; a reference size obtaining section that obtains a first reference size, set based on a unit size equal to the size of the sheets divided into N divisions, and M reference sizes, set based on the unit size multiplied by M (2?M?N); and an arrangement setting section that arranges manuscript data of the reference size or less at single surfaces from among a plurality of printing surfaces of the sheets formed by the sheets being folded, and arranges manuscript data of an (M?1)th reference size or greater and an Mth reference size or less at M continuous surfaces from among the plurality of surfaces.