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Title:
画像形成装置、画像形成装置の制御方法、画像形成装置の電力監視システム及び画像形成装置の電力監視システムの制御方法。
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP4787573
Kind Code:
B2
Abstract:

To set an energy saving mode shifting time for lowering power consumption based on an actual operation pattern.

The image forming apparatus is equipped with an energy saving mode in which the power consumption is lower than in an ordinary state: the energy saving mode shifting time to shift to the energy saving mode; a release means for releasing the energy saving mode: a monitoring means for monitoring the service circumstances of the image forming apparatus for a fixed period; a storage means for storing the result of monitoring; a calculation means for calculating consumed electric power for the fixed period based on result of monitoring stored in the storage means; and a means for temporarily setting the energy saving mode shifting time and calculating virtual power consumption based on the temporarily set shifting time and the content of the storage means. When the image forming apparatus is not used for a fixed time or longer, the energy saving mode shifting time of the image forming apparatus is reset based on a result obtained by calculating the virtual power consumption. It is equipped with: a means for displaying the virtual power consumption and the power consumption for the fixed period; and a means for inputting the energy saving mode shifting time.

COPYRIGHT: (C)2007,JPO&INPIT


Inventors:
Hideyuki Miyazawa
Hideo Kikuchi
Yuichi Mikuni
Tetsuro Tanikawa
Shigeo Ichinose
Yoshihiko Ide
Takashi Yano
Yasuhiro Shinpo
Application Number:
JP2005250821A
Publication Date:
October 05, 2011
Filing Date:
August 31, 2005
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Assignee:
株式会社リコー
International Classes:
G03G21/00; B41J29/38; G03G21/02; G06F1/32; G06F3/12; G06F13/00
Domestic Patent References:
JP2005103938A
JP2002225395A
JP2003232819A
JP2003091214A
JP2005049710A
JP2000131997A
JP2003076219A
JP2004345188A
JP2003114786A
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Hitoshi Nakano