Image forming device with multimode duplexer

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7796936
APP PUB NO 20070014610A1
SERIAL NO

11532931

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An image forming device in a color printer or the like includes duplex printing. Multiple media sheets are moved through a media path which includes a primary path and a duplex path. Various parameters of the image forming device control the interpage gap between sheets. Parameters include peek-a-boo duplexing, sharing of motors within the drive rollers, and sharing of power supplies.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
LEXMARK INTERNATIONAL, INC.LEXINGTON, KY1771

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Carter, Daniel L Georgetown, US 38 263
Cook, William Paul Lexington, US 52 530

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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Minolta Co., Ltd. (1)
5703693 Digital copy machine allowing duplex copying in short time through novel recirculation timing 19 1994
 
OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (1)
6069704 Method of scheduling a sequence of pages to be printed with a duplex printer 12 1997
 
XEROX CORPORATION (10)
4918490 Batch mode duplex printing 47 1989
5095342 Methods for sheet scheduling in an imaging system having an endless duplex paper path loop 183 1990
5159395 Method of scheduling copy sheets in a dual mode duplex printing system 162 1991
5184185 Method for duplex printing scheduling system combining finisher interset skipped pitches with duplex sheet scheduling 31 1991
5504568 Print sequence scheduling system for duplex printing apparatus 160 1995
5729790 Operation scheduling system for a digital printing apparatus using a tree of possible schedules 22 1997
5812273 Operation scheduling system for a digital printing apparatus, using a table of executed operations to revise a schedule in real time 17 1997
6097500 Operation scheduling system for a digital printing apparatus, where new constraints can be added 18 1998
5930577 Registering images on the front and on the back of a substrate using high resolution sheet measurement 30 1998
6064840 Method and apparatus for scheduling duplex copy jobs by shifting copy sheet into an available pitch to create a skipped pitch between copy sets 4 1999
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (4)
4990965 Image forming apparatus having duplex unit 26 1989
5095371 Duplex image forming system with number of single side printed sheets in feed path selected before printing second side 27 1990
5132719 Method and apparatus for duplex printing wherein the interleave number changes in response to detected sheet length change 14 1991
6411795 Image forming apparatus with a two-sides image forming operation 16 2001
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
6539198 Image forming apparatus, control method of the image forming apparatus and storage medium 10 2001
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