Recording paper size discriminating structure

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5328166
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07935187

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A recording paper size discriminating structure is provided for discriminating a recording paper size of recording papers which are accommodated in a recording paper cassette which is detachably attached to an imaging apparatus. The recording papers are cut in a predetermined size. The structure is provided with a guide plate for identifying the accommodated recording papers, and sensors for detecting the guide plate. The guide plate is provided on the recording paper cassette and the sensors are disposed at the imaging apparatus.

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ASAHI KOGAKU KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO680

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Hokamura, Satoshi Saitama, JP 10 138

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FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (2)
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XEROX CORPORATION (1)
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RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5093688 Image forming process control method and apparatus 4 1990
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SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
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FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. (2)
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BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
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XEROX CORPORATION (5)
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RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
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