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Title:
IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CLEANING DEVICE USED FOR IT
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2005266169
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To improve residual toner cleaning performance in an image forming apparatus of a type in which melted toner on an intermediate transfer body is transferred to a recording material.

The image forming apparatus of a system in which a toner image formed on an image carrier 1 is transferred to an elastic intermediate transfer body 2 and the toner image on the intermediate transfer body 2 is melted under heat and thereby transferred onto the recording material 3, includes: a cleaning device 4 which is disposed opposite the intermediate transfer body 2 and clears away residual toner on the intermediate transfer body with a cleaning member 5; a distorting means 6 which is disposed upstream of the cleaning member 5 and distorts the intermediate transfer body 2 and residual toner on it after the transfer; an electrifying means 7 which is disposed upstream of the cleaning member 5 and applies an electrifying bias to the residual toner; and a bias applying means for applying a cleaning bias whose polarity is different from that of the electrifying bias to the cleaning member 5.


Inventors:
MATSUMOTO MITSUHIRO
YAMASHITA TAKAYUKI
Application Number:
JP2004000077100
Publication Date:
September 29, 2005
Filing Date:
March 17, 2004
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
FUJI XEROX CO LTD
International Classes:
G03G15/16; (IPC1-7): G03G15/16
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
小泉 雅裕
中村 智廣
成瀬 勝夫