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399 - Electrophotography

399130000 - IMAGE FORMATION

399177000 - Exposure

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399220000 Light source 89
20110188893Optical writing device and image forming apparatus - Disclosed is an optical writing device including a light-emitting element array unit having a light-emitting element array in which plural light-emitting elements are mounted on a substrate member in lines in a main scanning direction, an image focusing lens forming light from the light-emitting array into an image on a writing surface, and a housing holding the light-emitting element array and the image focusing lens; and a base member having plural of the light-emitting array units arranged and held thereon zigzag in the main scanning direction. Each of the plural light-emitting array units fixes its substrate member and housing at one position. Each of the plural light-emitting array units holds the housing on the base member at a position such that moving amount differences between the substrate member, the housing, and the base member due to their thermal expansions are cancelled at adjacent joints of the plural light-emitting array units.08-04-2011
20090154960ORGANIC PHOTORECEPTOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An objective is to provide an organic photoreceptor exhibiting high sensitivity, suitable for exposure to a semiconductor laser having an emission wavelength of 350-500 nm or a light emitting diode, with which generation of memory images as well as image defects caused by very small charge leakage is inhibited, and also to provide an image forming apparatus fitted with the organic photoreceptor. Also disclosed is an organic photoreceptor possessing a charge generation layer and a charge transport layer provided on a conductive support, wherein the charge generation layer contains particles made of a condensed polycyclic pigment, having an average major axis length of 500 nm or less, an average aspect ratio of 2.5-5.0, and an aspect ratio variation coefficient of 16% or less.06-18-2009
20100329745PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SURFACE EMITTING LASER, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SURFACE EMITTING LASER ARRAY, AND OPTICAL APPARATUS INCLUDING SURFACE EMITTING LASER ARRAY PRODUCED BY THE PROCESS - Provided is a process for producing a surface emitting laser including a surface relief structure provided on laminated semiconductor layers, including the steps of transferring, to a first dielectric film, a first pattern for defining a mesa structure and a second pattern for defining the surface relief structure in the same process; and forming a second dielectric film on the first dielectric film and a surface of the laminated semiconductor layers to which the first pattern and the second pattern have been transferred. Accordingly, a center position of the surface relief structure can be aligned with a center position of a current confinement structure at high precision.12-30-2010
20100329743OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT SOURCES - An optical scanning device includes a plurality of light sources, at least two securing units provided for each of the light sources, and a substrate for driving the light sources. The components are arranged such that the direction “A” in which the light sources are arranged has an upward slant with respect to a lateral direction (i.e. X direction) of the substrate, and the direction “B” in which the at least two securing units provided for each of the light sources are arranged has a downward slant with respect to the lateral direction of the substrate. Accordingly, a compact optical scanning device can be provided.12-30-2010
20120163868DRIVE DEVICE, LED ARRAY, LED HEAD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PROVIDED THEREWITH - A drive device for outputting a drive signal for driving a plurality of light emitting elements time-divisionally, the drive device includes a plurality of input terminals receiving input of a drive control signal for the light emitting elements, and a plurality of output terminals connected to the light emitting elements, for outputting the drive signal based on the drive control signal input into the input terminals, in which the input terminals and the output terminals are arranged substantially in a line.06-28-2012
20100067954Line Head and Image Forming Apparatus - A line head includes: a support member; a light emitting substrate unit having a first substrate supported by the support member and a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a first direction of the first substrate; a circuit board unit having a second substrate and at least one interface circuit, which is provided to the second substrate, and to which at least one signal for driving the light emitting elements is input; and a flexible printed circuit board having a wiring pattern adapted to electrically connect the light emitting substrate unit and the circuit board unit to each other, wherein the flexible printed circuit board is disposed so as to be connected at an end of the second substrate in a second direction one of perpendicular and substantially perpendicular to the first direction, and is folded back from one end to the other end.03-18-2010
20130089358SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, LED HEAD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A semiconductor device is manufactured using dicing of a semiconductor wafer. The semiconductor device includes a substrate, a base insulating layer formed on the substrate, a semiconductor element formed on the base insulating layer, and a separate pattern portion formed on an end portion of the substrate separately from the base insulating layer. The separate pattern portion prevents the base insulating layer from being peeled off from the substrate when the dicing is performed.04-11-2013
20090041504Light Exposure Head and Image Formation Apparatus Using the Same - A light exposure head includes a base; a substrate disposed on the base, the substrate having a plurality of light emitting elements disposed thereon; and n (n is an integer greater than or equal to one) imaging optical systems, each of which having a negative optical magnification, the imaging optical systems focusing light beams emitted from the plurality of light emitting elements disposed on the substrate.02-12-2009
20100119262LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A light source device includes a light source that includes a plurality of light emitting units, a drive circuit that drives the light source, and a circuit board on which the light source is mounted in a first area and the drive circuit is mounted in a second area and which includes a radiation mechanism between the first area and the second area for heat from the drive circuit.05-13-2010
20110293331SURFACE-EMITTING LASER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - This invention provides a surface-emitting laser that can prevent delamination at the interface of a selective oxidation layer and a spacer layer, while suppressing any rise of voltage, to improve the reliability of operation.12-01-2011
20110206415CONNECTION MEMBER, ELECTRIC SUBSTRATE, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A connection member that connects an electric substrate and a light source that emits a light beam, the connection member comprising: a light source terminal insertion portion into which a light source terminal of the light source is inserted from one end portion side and having another end portion side that penetrates the electric substrate.08-25-2011
20090317136MULTILAYERED ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTORECEPTOR AND IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - A multilayered electrophotographic photoreceptor comprising at least a charge generation layer containing a charge generation material and a charge transport layer containing a charge transport material in this order, on a conductive support, wherein the charge transport layer contains, as the charge transport material, an amine type compound represented by the following formula (I):12-24-2009
20090097882PRODUCTION APPARATUS AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF WIRED MEMBER USING ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC METHOD - Disclosed is a production apparatus of a wired member, including: a mask forming unit that forms a mask on a transfer substrate by using a toner in accordance with an electrophotographic method so as to be transferable to a member to be wired, the mask corresponding to a wiring pattern to be formed on the member to be wired; a mask transferring unit that transfers the mask formed on the transfer substrate by the toner to the member to be wired; a conductive film forming unit that supplies a conductive material onto the mask-transferred side of the member to be wired to form a film of the conductive material thereon; and a mask removing unit that removes the mask from the member to be wired on which the film of the conductive material has been formed.04-16-2009
20100124438LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT ARRAY, DRIVE CIRCUIT, OPTICAL PRINT HEAD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A light emitting element array includes a plurality of light emitting elements each having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal. The light emitting elements are arranged next to each other to form a group. The first terminal receives a drive signal, the second terminal is connected to ground, and the third terminal has a threshold voltage or a threshold current controllable from outside so that the light emitting elements are driven in a time division way.05-20-2010
20100124439ILLUMINATING DEVICE, IMAGE-READING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE-FORMING EQUIPMENT - An embodiment of the present invention provides an illuminating device that is disposed in an image-reading apparatus and image-forming equipment, comprising: a light-source portion on one side; a light-source portion on the other side; and a long translucent light-guiding member having a light-discharging face long in a longitudinal direction thereof, and guiding light derived from the one light-source portion from one end face in the longitudinal direction, and light derived from the other light-source portion from the other end face in the longitudinal direction so that the guided light is irradiated to an object through the long light-discharging face; wherein the one and the other light-source portions are arranged such that positions of optical axes thereof differ from each other.05-20-2010
20090169261Image Forming Apparatus - An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes: plural photosensitive members; plural exposing units opposed to the photosensitive members, respectively, each of the exposing units including a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a first direction; and a body frame which is provided at both sides of the exposing units in the first direction. Each of the exposing units includes: a gap maintaining member which abuts a respective one of the photosensitive members to define a distance between the exposing unit and the photosensitive member; a first-direction positioning portion which abuts the body frame in the first direction to position the exposing unit in the first direction; and a second-direction positioning portion which abuts the body frame in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and an exposing direction of the light emitting elements, to position the exposing unit in the second direction.07-02-2009
20080232856EXPOSURE APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND HEAT ADJUSTMENT METHOD - The exposure apparatus is provided with: plural light emitting elements that are arranged in a line; a substrate that the plural light emitting elements are arranged thereon; plural temperature measuring units that are arranged along the arrangement direction of the plural light emitting elements and measure temperatures of the substrate on which the plural light emitting elements are arranged; and plural heating units that are arranged along the arrangement direction of the plural light emitting elements and heat the substrate on the basis of the temperatures measured by the temperature measuring units respectively.09-25-2008
20080292360OPTICAL SENSOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME - An optical sensor includes a light-emitting element for directing light to an image, a light-receiving element for receiving light reflected by the image, a normal detection optical path for allowing the light emitted by the light-emitting element and the light reflected from the image to follow a normal detection optical path during normal operation, a calibration reflecting plate disposed inside the optical sensor for reflecting light from the light-emitting element when sensitivity is calibrated, a calibration optical path for allowing the light emitted by the light-emitting element to follow a calibration optical path to the light-receiving element when the emitted light is reflected by the calibration reflecting plate, and a first optical function element disposed in the calibration optical path and switchable between a light permeating state, in which the light passes therethrough, and a light intercepting state, in which the light is blocked, when voltage is applied.11-27-2008
20080199219WRITING DEVICE - A writing device to write an image onto a photoconductor, including a print head having plural LEDs, a first supporting member, having a position determining section to determine the position of the print head, and an adjustment screw, and a second supporting member, having a reference shaft which comes into contact with the first supporting member and movably supports the first supporting member while moving to or separating from the photoconductor, and a pressuring member which presses the first supporting member against the reference shaft, wherein the second supporting member is engaged with the first supporting member by the adjustment screw, whereby when the adjustment screw is rotated, the print head is shifted along with the first supporting member, and a first direction joining the position determining section and the adjustment screw makes a right angle with a second direction joining the adjustment screw and the reference shaft.08-21-2008
20080267664SCANNING OPTICAL MODULE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS EQUIPPED THEREWITH - Disclosed is a scanning optical module, which includes a light source, a rotatable multifaceted mirror adapted to scanningly deflect a scanning beam emitted from the light source, in a given direction, a driving device adapted to drivingly rotate the rotatable multifaceted mirror through a shaft thereof, a plate-shaped member formed with a driving device-mounting portion mounting thereto the driving device in such a manner as to absorb heat generated in the shaft, an air blower adapted to generate an airstream, and an airstream passage-defining member adapted to direct the airstream from the air blower, toward the driving device-mounting portion of the plate-shaped member.10-30-2008
20100135699Exposure Head and Image Forming Apparatus - An exposure head includes: a group of light emitting elements in which light emitting elements are arranged in a first direction; a light emitting element substrate in which the group of light emitting elements is arranged in the first direction and in a second direction orthogonal or substantially orthogonal to the first direction; and a driving substrate which drives the light emitting elements arranged on the light emitting element substrate, wherein the driving substrate controls a light emission intensity of a light emitting element that is near to an end side in the first direction of the group of the light emitting elements, among the light emitting elements constituting the group of the light emitting elements, so that the intensity is smaller than the light emission intensity of a light emitting element constituting the group of the light emitting elements different from the above light emitting element, and the light emission intensity becomes smaller towards the end side.06-03-2010
20090129819Exposure Head and Image Forming Device - An exposure head includes an imaging optical system arranged in a first direction, and first and second light emitting elements disposed in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction that emit light beams to be imaged by the imaging optical system to form light-collected sections adjacent to each other in the first direction. A first wiring is electrically connected to and extended out from the first light emitting element to one side in the second direction. A second wiring is electrically connected to and extended out from the second light emitting element to the one side in the second direction.05-21-2009
20090129818Exposure Head, Image Forming Device, and Image Forming Method - An exposure head includes a substrate having a plurality of light emitting element rows each having a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a first direction, the light emitting element rows being arranged in a second direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the first direction, and an imaging optical system adapted to image light beams from the light emitting elements on an exposed surface to form respective light-collected sections, and two of the light emitting elements forming the light-collected sections adjacent to each other in the first direction are respectively disposed in the light emitting element rows different from each other, and one of the light emitting element rows is disposed so as to match or substantially match with the meridian plane of the imaging optical system.05-21-2009
20090052944Light source unit, optical scan apparatus, and image formation apparatus - A light source unit is provided, which includes a light source with a plurality of light emission portions two-dimensionally arranged; a substrate on which the light source is mounted; a first support portion supporting the substrate; a bias member biasing the substrate towards the first support portion; a coupling element coupling a light beam emitted from the light source; a second support portion supporting the coupling element; a holding member holding a position of the substrate relative to the first support portion, a fitting portion provided in each of the first and second support portions to rotatably fit the first and second support portions into each other around an optical axis of the light source; and a fastening member integrally fastening the first and second support portions.02-26-2009
20090003882Light Emitting Element, Light Emitting Element Array, Method Of Manufacturing Light Emitting Element And Light Emitting Element Array, And Exposing Apparatus - An insulator (01-01-2009
20100183337LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS, OPTICAL-BEAM SCANNING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A light source apparatus includes a circuit board on which a light source unit including a vertical-cavity surface-emitting light source and a package that houses the vertical-cavity surface-emitting light source is mounted, an optical element holder that holds a plurality of optical elements including at least a coupling lens, and an intermediate holder that is arranged between the circuit board and the optical element holder. The intermediate holder is joined to the circuit board to cover an area of the circuit board on which the light source unit is mounted to thereby make contact with the package such that the vertical-cavity surface-emitting light source is positioned and fixed and joined to the optical element holder to thereby position the optical elements to the vertical-cavity surface-emitting light source.07-22-2010
20100226686OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Light sources emit light beams onto deflecting surfaces of a deflecting unit through incident optical systems. The deflecting unit deflects the light beams in a uniform direction to form images onto different surfaces to be scanned through imaging optical systems. An optical path length, or a distance from a deflection point of the deflecting unit to a surface to be scanned, of an imaging optical system to form an image onto a surface to be scanned closest to the deflecting unit is different from that of an imaging optical system to form an image onto a surface to be scanned farthest from the deflecting unit. Also, the following condition is satisfied:09-09-2010
20090041503Image Forming Device, Image Forming Method, and Exposure Head - An image forming device includes a photoconductor drum having a rotational shaft in a first direction, and an exposure head having a plurality of imaging optical systems disposed in the first direction and a second direction and each having a negative optical magnification, and a light emitting element substrate on which a plurality of light emitting elements are disposed, the plurality of light emitting elements emitting light beams imaged on the photoconductor drum by one of the imaging optical systems, and the light beams are imaged by the imaging optical systems disposed in the second direction on the photoconductive drum at positions different from each other in the second direction.02-12-2009
20090067882IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, BEAM SCANNING APPARATUS THEREOF, AND METHOD OF BEAM SCANNING THEREOF - Provided is an image forming apparatus including: a photoconductor; a light including main exposure devices and redundant exposure devices; a beam scanning unit arranging main laser beam spots such that the they are separated by an image-forming unit distance, arranging redundant laser beam spots such that they are separated by the image-forming unit distance subsequently to the main laser beam spots, and simultaneously scan the main and redundant laser beam spots in the main scanning direction; and a device selection unit selecting exposure devices used in one-time scanning from the main and redundant exposure devices, wherein, when an image continuous in the sub scanning direction are exposed, the device selection unit selects the exposure devices such that the number of pairs of pixels which are adjacent and exposed by different scannings is equalized without depending on writing start positions of the image in the sub scanning direction.03-12-2009
20130216268NOVEL ORGANIC COMPOUND - An organic compound is represented by general formula (1):08-22-2013
20090252536PRINTING APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a printing apparatus. The printing apparatus includes a plurality of rollers, a micro light source set, an optical photoconductive drum, an imaging lens assembly, and a print unit. The micro light source set includes multiple micro light sources arranged in a row for producing multiple respective light beams. The imaging lens assembly is disposed between the micro light source set and the optical photoconductive drum for allowing the multiple light beams to pass through so as to image on the optical photoconductive drum.10-08-2009
20080240786OPTICAL UNIT, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME AND OPTICAL ELEMENT THEREOF - An optical unit includes an optical element having a first combining surface and a second combining surface that applied an adhesive that is cured when exposed to a curing light respectively and that have different transmittance of the curing light; and a mount member combined with the optical element by the adhesive. The adhesive is cured when exposed to the curing light.10-02-2008
20110164899ILLUMINATING DEVICE, IMAGE-READING APPARATUS COMPRISING THE ILLUMINATING DEVICE, AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS COMPRISING THE IMAGE-READING APPARATUS - An illuminating device includes a light-emitting element that is mounted on a base material and a light-guiding member that guides light from the light-emitting element to an irradiation target, and illuminates the irradiation target with the light transmitted through the light-guiding member. The light-guiding member includes an extending portion that extends from the surface of the base material on which the light-emitting element is mounted to a left side end portion of the base material so as to cover the left side end portion. An image-reading includes this illuminating device. Image-forming apparatus includes this image-reading apparatus.07-07-2011
20110255905IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING EXPOSING UNIT POSITIONING MEMBER - An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes: plural photosensitive members; plural exposing units opposed to the photosensitive members, respectively, each of the exposing units including a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a first direction; and a body frame which is provided at both sides of the exposing units in the first direction. Each of the exposing units includes: a gap maintaining member which abuts a respective one of the photosensitive members to define a distance between the exposing unit and the photosensitive member; a first-direction positioning portion which abuts the body frame in the first direction to position the exposing unit in the first direction; and a second-direction positioning portion which abuts the body frame in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and an exposing direction of the light emitting elements, to position the exposing unit in the second direction.10-20-2011
20100329744Line Head and an Image Forming Apparatus Using the Line Head - A line head, includes: a microlens array in which a plurality of microlenses having a magnification whose absolute value is below 1 are arranged in a main scanning direction of a surface-to-be-scanned, and a plurality of luminous element groups which are arranged in a one-to-one correspondence with the respective plurality of microlenses, wherein in each of the plurality of luminous element groups, a plurality of luminous elements are arranged at mutually different main-scanning-direction positions in the main scanning direction, the plurality of luminous elements are respectively caused to emit lights at timings in conformity with a movement of the surface-to-be-scanned in a sub scanning direction, and light beams emitted from the plurality of luminous elements are imaged on the surface-to-be-scanned at mutually different main-scanning-direction positions in the main scanning direction to form a plurality of spots side by side on the surface-to-be-scanned in the main scanning direction, and in each of the plurality of luminous element groups, out of the plurality of luminous elements constituting the luminous element group, two luminous elements caused to emit lights to form adjacent spots are arranged at mutually different sub-scanning-direction positions in the sub scanning direction.12-30-2010
20100196053Exposure Head and Image Forming Apparatus - An exposure head includes first and second light-emitting element rows formed by disposing light-emitting elements in a first direction on a light-transmitting substrate. A first photosensor is disposed at a first side in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction on the light-transmitting substrate to receive light emitted from the light-emitting elements of the first and second light-emitting element rows. A second photosensor is disposed in the second direction at a second side opposite to the first side on the light-transmitting substrate to receive light emitted from the light-emitting elements of the first and second light-emitting element rows. An image-forming optical system forms an image with light emitted from the light-emitting elements.08-05-2010
20110097113Light emitting diode array integrated with lens, line printer head, and method of manufacturing the light emitting diode array - A lens integrated light emitting diode array, a line printer head using the light emitting diode array, and a method of manufacturing the light emitting diode array. The light emitting diode array includes a plurality of light emitting diodes formed on a surface of a transparent substrate and a plurality of lenses formed on another surface opposite to the surface of the transparent substrate, wherein the plurality of light emitting diodes are divided into a plurality of groups to be arranged to respectively correspond to the plurality of lenses.04-28-2011
20100124440IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus wherein a photosensitive drum is located such that its circumferential surface is exposed to light at a position between an image surface of light that is emitted from an LED at a distance of a half of a pitch of a plurality of rod lenses from a first rod lens of the plurality of rod lenses and that passes through the first rod lens and an image surface of light that is emitted from an LED at a distance of the pitch of the plurality of rod lenses from a second rod lens of the plurality of rod lenses and that passes through the second rod lens.05-20-2010
20100092214Optical Printer Head and Image Forming Apparatus Equipped with the Same - The invention relates to an optical printer head 04-15-2010
20090060581IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus is capable of printing half-toned images of high quality. The image forming apparatus includes a photoconductive body and a light emitting element array. A plurality of light emitting elements is aligned in the light emitting element array. Each light emitting element array emits light to form an electrostatic latent image of a pixel on the photoconductive drum. A controller controllably drives the plurality of light emitting elements to form the electrostatic latent image, each pixel being formed by a combination of a total of N (N>1) light emitting elements. Each element of the N light emitting elements is driven with a different amount of energy from remainders of the N light emitting elements.03-05-2009
20090060580Image Forming Apparatus, an Image Forming Method and an Image Detecting Method - An image forming apparatus, includes: an exposure head that includes a plurality of imaging optical systems which are arranged in a first direction and a plurality of light emitting elements which emit lights to be imaged by the imaging optical systems; a latent image carrier that moves in a second direction orthogonal to or substantially orthogonal to the first direction and carries a latent image formed by the exposure head; a developer that develops the latent image; and a detector that detects an image developed by the developer, wherein the image detected by the detector has a width in the first direction wider than that of an image formed by one imaging optical system.03-05-2009
20130011161ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - An organic light-emitting element includes a first electrode, an organic compound layer, and a second electrode on a substrate and emits light from the second electrode side, wherein the second electrode includes a first layer and a second layer in contact with the first layer sequentially from the substrate side, the second layer is a layer comprising Ag, and the first layer is a layer comprising Ag and Cs.01-10-2013
20100086331Exposure Head and Image Forming Device - An exposure head includes a substrate through which light from light-emitting elements provided on a first surface of the substrate penetrates from the first surface to a second surface. A rod lens array is provided on the second surface of the substrate to image the light from the second surface. A light transparent member is provided between the substrate and the rod lens array and fixed to the second surface of the substrate and the rod lens array. A support member supports the first surface of the substrate.04-08-2010
20110274465LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT-EMITTING ARRAY UNIT, PRINT HEAD, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND LIGHT-EMISSION CONTROL METHOD - A light-emitting device includes: plural light-emitting array units that each include plural light-emitting elements, and for which lighting up and not lighting up are controlled by using a combination of a selection signal for selecting a control target for lighting up or not lighting up and a light-up signal for supplying power for lighting up to each light-emitting element forming the plural light-emitting elements; a selection signal generating unit that sends plural selection signals including the selection signal to the plural light-emitting array units; and a light-up signal generating unit that sends plural light-up signals including the light-up signal to the plural light-emitting array units.11-10-2011
20130114979ILLUMINATOR AND IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed are an illuminator and an image forming apparatus employing an illuminator. The illuminator includes a light guide to guide light generated from a light source to an object to be illuminated. The light guide includes at least one incidence face facing the light source and an emission face configured to emit the light to the target object. A diffusion pattern may be formed on the emission face to extend from one longitudinal end to the other longitudinal end of the emission face. The emission face may have a constant cross section or a varying cross section along a longitudinal direction thereof. The illuminator may be part of an image reading device to uniformly or near uniformly irradiate light to a document. The illuminator may also be incorporated in an image forming apparatus to irradiate light to a photosensitive body for elimination or reduction of electric potential from the photosensitive body.05-09-2013
20110311276METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING FUNCTIONAL REGIONS, LED ARRAY, LED PRINTER HEAD, AND LED PRINTER - Provided is a method for transferring, onto a second substrate, at least one of functional regions arranged and joined to a first separation layer that is disposed on a first substrate and that becomes separable by a treatment, in which regions on the second substrate where the functional regions are to be transferred have a second separation layer that becomes separable by a treatment. The method includes a step of joining the first substrate to the second substrate by bonding such that the functional regions contact the second separation layer; a step of separating the functional regions from the first substrate at the first separation layer; and a step of, before or after the step of separation, forming separation grooves penetrating through the second substrate and the second separation layer from a surface of the second substrate, the surface being opposite to a surface having the second separation layer thereon.12-22-2011
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20090317137OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an optical scanning device including a light source including multiple light-emitting elements, the multiple light-emitting elements being arranged in a linear manner, a collimator lens to collimate a light beam from the light source, a light-deflecting device to deflect a light beam having passed through the collimator lens to a medium to be scanned and scan the medium with the light beam, and a rear optical system arranged in an optical path between the collimator lens and the medium to be scanned, wherein the collimator lens deviates an image surface in a direction opposite to an image surface deviation on the medium to be scanned by a nearly same amount as the image surface deviation, the image surface deviation being caused by a change of an image height of the light source, and the change being caused by the rear optical system.12-24-2009
20100067955SCANNING OPTICAL APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Provided is a scanning optical apparatus capable of forming a high quality image while manufacture of an imaging optical system is facilitated, a length of the apparatus in a direction of height is reduced, and unevenness of illuminance distribution (light amount distribution) on a scanned surface is reduced. The scanning optical apparatus includes a single deflecting unit which deflects respective light beams from multiple light source units toward multiple scanned surfaces by different deflection surfaces, multiple incident optical systems each disposed in each light source unit, multiple optical systems which image the respective light beams on the multiple scanned surfaces, and multiple optical path changing units disposed in the respective optical paths between the single deflecting unit and the multiple scanned surfaces. A thin-film characteristic of each of the optical path changing units is different between the respective optical paths.03-18-2010
20090060583Light source unit, optical scan apparatus, and image formation apparatus - A light source unit is provided which includes a light source with a plurality of light emission portions two-dimensionally arranged; a substrate on which the light source is mounted; a first support portion supporting the substrate; a bias member biasing the substrate towards the first support portion; a coupling element coupling a light beam emitted from the light source; a second support portion supporting the coupling element; and a holding member holding a position of the substrate relative to the first support portion.03-05-2009
20130064576IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING VARIABLE DEVELOPER INTERVALS - An image forming apparatus including a plurality of developers and optical scanners, each of the optical scanners having a light source and a light reflecting unit and forming an electrostatic latent image on a photo conductor of each of the developers. The optical scanners have the same focusing distance from the light source to the photo conductor. The light reflecting unit of one of the optical scanners is arranged at a position different from the light reflecting unit of another optical scanner, such that intervals between the developers vary. The plurality of developers include a yellow (Y) developer, a magenta (M) developer, a cyan (C) developer, and a black (K) developer. The optical scanners include a first optical scanner, which forms electrostatic latent images on two of the developers including the black (K) developer, and a second optical scanner, which forms electrostatic latent images on the other two developers.03-14-2013
20130164037OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A housing includes a base portion for installation of an optical beam emission unit, a light guiding unit, and a deflection unit, and a cover portion that includes an indented heat emission channel that transmits heat in an inner portion of the housing to a fluid.06-27-2013
20090052945IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - By using an embodiment of the invention, an image forming apparatus capable of reducing time required until a monochromatic image output frequently used for image formation is outputted, having the number of output sheets per unit time in outputting a color image equivalent to that in the output of the monochromatic image, and capable of securing durability for an exposing system used for the output of the monochromatic image frequently used for image formation equivalent to that of an exposing system for the color image is obtained.02-26-2009
20100034563OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - P-polarized light beam passing through an fθ lens passes through a polarization beam splitter, is converted into S-polarized light beam by a quarter-wave plate and a reflecting mirror, re-enters the polarization beam splitter, and is reflected at the polarization beam splitter in the −Z direction. An optical path of a light beam between a polygon mirror and the fθ lens, between the fθ lens and the polarization beam splitter, between the polarization beam splitter and the quarter-wave plate, between the quarter-wave plate and a reflecting mirror, between the reflecting mirror and the quarter-wave plate, and between the quarter-wave plate and the polarization beam splitter are in the same plane.02-11-2010
20090324293IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes photosensitive drums including one for black, light source devices, a rotary polygonal mirror having deflecting surfaces with chamfers, input optical systems, imaging optical systems and a synchronism detecting system for detecting a synchronizing light beam for determining the timing for scanning each of the photosensitive drums in a main scan direction, wherein the synchronism detecting system detects a light beam for forming an image of a color different from the black, and wherein the timing as the synchronism detecting device obtains a synchronizing signal and the timing as a light beam from the input optical system, which is at the side where the synchronism detecting device is provided, is incident on the chamfer of the deflecting surface of the rotary polygonal mirror, are at least partly overlapping.12-31-2009
20090285602SURFACE EMITTING LASER ELEMENT, SURFACE EMITTING LASER ARRAY, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - In a surface emitting laser element, on a substrate whose normal direction of a principal surface is inclined, a resonator structural body including an active layer, and a lower semiconductor DBR and an upper semiconductor DBR sandwiching the resonator structural body are stacked. A shape of a current passing through region in an oxide confinement structure of the upper semiconductor DBR is symmetrical to an axis passing through a center of the current passing through region parallel to an X axis and symmetrical to an axis passing through the center of the current passing through region parallel to a Y axis, and a length of the current passing through region is greater in the Y axis direction than in the X axis direction. A thickness of an oxidized layer surrounding the current passing through region is greater in the −Y direction than in the +X and −X directions.11-19-2009
20090297223LIGHT SOURCE HEAD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A self-scanning light source head comprising: a substrate, surface emitting semiconductor lasers arranged in an array on the substrate, and at least one thyristor disposed on the substrate and serving as a switching element selectively turning ON and OFF light emission of the surface emitting semiconductor lasers, and an image forming apparatus using the same are provided.12-03-2009
20080240787Image Forming Method and Recorded Matter - An image forming method is provided to attain a higher security for preventing forgery and falsification of information by using an optical diffraction structure. In a body (10-02-2008
20090136264METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE FORMING, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image forming apparatus includes a light source, a polygon mirror, and a plurality of photosensitive elements. The polygon mirror has a plurality of reflection surfaces that reflect a light beam at different angles. The light beams deflected by the reflection surfaces travel along different optical paths and impinge on different photosensitive elements. A light-beam control unit controls emission of the light beam from the light source depending on a distance between the deflecting unit and the photosensitive elements thereby performing an fθ correction of the light beam.05-28-2009
20090003883OPTICAL SCANNING UNIT AND ELECTRO-PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - An optical scanning unit that deflects light in a main scanning direction to radiate the light on an exposure object. The optical scanning unit includes a light source having a signal terminal, and a circuit board having a slot-shaped inserting portion into which the signal terminal is inserted.01-01-2009
20090252537OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - An optical deflector includes a driving mirror, which is driven to rotate and has a deflecting surface for deflecting an incident light. Gratings are formed on the deflecting surface, each grating having a shape that makes the intensities of light beams diffracted at a positive order and a negative order different from each other. A main scanning line formed by a trace of the deflected light according to the rotation of the driving mirror is a straight line. The optical deflector is used in an optical scanning apparatus with a light source. The optical scanning apparatus is utilized in an image forming apparatus for forming an electrostatic latent image onto an exposure object.10-08-2009
20100014892OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING SAME - There are provided a compact light scanning apparatus including a deflection unit for deflectively scanning light fluxes, and an imaging optical systems provided for the respective light fluxes. When the light fluxes deflectively scanned by the deflection unit are focused onto different photosensitive drums by the imaging optical systems, through a mirror. One of the imaging optical systems includes a transmission type imaging optical element. In a sub-scanning section, the principal ray of a light flux passing through the transmission type imaging optical element passes a side opposite to the optical path of the light flux deflectively scanned by the deflection unit and traveling toward the mirror of another imaging optical system among the imaging optical systems with respect to a straight line connecting the surface vertex of the incidence surface of the transmission type imaging optical element and the surface vertex of the emergence surface thereof.01-21-2010
20100150612OSCILLATOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An oscillator device includes a supporting member, a movable member, an elastic supporting member configured to elastically support the supporting member and the movable member around an oscillation axis, and a driving member configured to drive the movable member, wherein the elastic supporting member includes a plurality of springs and at least one spring constant adjusting member configured to couple the plurality of springs with each other.06-17-2010
20110129259OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A housing (06-02-2011
20120141168OPTICAL SCANNER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME - An optical scanner includes a light source to project light, a light deflector to deflect light, an optical element, and a holder to hold an optical element in place. The holder includes a curve adjustment mechanism, a first pressing member, a second pressing member, and a retainer. The curve adjustment mechanism adjusts a shape of the optical element in a sub-scanning direction relative to a scanning surface and perpendicular to a main scanning direction. The first pressing member is disposed at a first side from which the first pressing member presses the optical element in the sub-scanning direction. The second pressing member is disposed at a second side opposite the first side, to press the optical element from the second side. The retainer fixes substantially a center of the optical element in a main scanning direction of the light striking the optical element to the first side.06-07-2012
20090074464Exposing Device and Image Forming Apparatus Including The Same - An exposing device includes a light-emitting element array including plural light-emitting elements disposed in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to or substantially orthogonal to the first direction, a lens array including plural lenses that focus lights from the light-emitting elements, a supporting member that supports the light-emitting element array and the lens array, and an exposure-position adjusting mechanism including a rotation adjusting unit that rotates the supporting member around or substantially around an axis in the first direction.03-19-2009
20090136263MIRROR AND OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE - A mirror includes a substrate, a reflection layer, and a protection layer. The substrate includes a surface having an attachment area and a reflection area. The reflection layer is formed on the reflection area. The protection layer is formed on the reflection area on which the reflection layer is formed and the attachment area. Material of the protection layer is homogeneous across the reflection area and the attachment area.05-28-2009
20080267665Optical device - The invention comprises a laser beam source that emits a laser beam; a reflecting means that has a plurality of reflecting members and reflects the laser beam emitted from said laser beam source; a deflecting and scanning means that deflects and scans with the laser beam reflected by said reflecting means; and an adjusting means that moves at least part of said reflecting members, and adjusts the size of the laser beam entering the deflecting and scanning means.10-30-2008
20100322669RED SURFACE EMITTING LASER ELEMENT, IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A red surface emitting laser element includes a first reflector, a second reflector including a p-type semiconductor multilayer film, an active layer between the first reflector and the second reflector, and a p-type semiconductor spacer layer between the active layer and the second reflector, the p-type semiconductor spacer layer having a thickness of 100 nm or more and 350 nm or less.12-23-2010
20090214261OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An optical scanning device that scans a scanning surface with a light beam includes a light source that emits the light beam and a pre-deflector optical system that includes at least one diffractive optical element including a diffraction surface having no power at room temperature. The diffraction surface has a multi-step shape having a plurality of zone surfaces substantially perpendicular to an optical axis and a plurality of step surfaces each adjacent to each of the zone surfaces. On a cross sectional plane of the diffraction surface including the optical axis, each of the zone surfaces and each of the step surfaces makes an obtuse angle.08-27-2009
20080253808Image Forming Method and Apparatus - An image forming method using an image forming apparatus including: a latent image carrier whose surface is driven in a sub scanning direction; a deflector which scans a beam spot reciprocally in a main scanning direction substantially perpendicular to the sub scanning direction on the surface of the latent image carrier in the use of an oscillating deflect mirror so as to form spot latent images each of which formed on a pixel; developer which develops each of the spot latent images as a pixel-dot, the method includes of: halftoning for a tone reproduction in which a halftone-dot constituted by the pixel-dot(s) is formed on a cell consisting plural pixels according to a fattening type threshold matrix, wherein a plurality of cells are contiguously arranged in the main scanning direction so as to form a plurality of contiguous locations at each of which the cells adjoin mutually in the main scanning direction, each cell includes a larger-than-four even number of pixels in the sub scanning direction, and the cells, which mutually adjoin at a particular contiguous location out of the plurality of contiguous locations, are mutually shifted by an odd number of pixel(s) in the sub scanning direction.10-16-2008
20110262185EXPOSURE DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND MIRROR ADJUSTING METHOD - An exposure device includes a mirror to reflect light used for exposure of an object, a holder to hold the mirror, an adhesive that bonds the mirror to the holder and elastically deforms, and an adjusting tool that pushes the mirror to change a direction of the mirror.10-27-2011
20100183338Line Head and Image Forming Apparatus - An image forming apparatus includes a latent image carrier on which a latent image is formed; and a line head. The line head includes light-emitting elements arranged in a first direction; an aperture diaphragm; and an optical system that images light emitted from the light-emitting elements on a latent image carrier. The aperture diaphragm and the optical system are arranged in a second direction that is orthogonal to or substantially orthogonal to the first direction; and among the lenses included in the optical system, a lens located at the position closest to the aperture diaphragm is a multifocal lens.07-22-2010
20110052263OPTICAL SCANNER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An optical scanner includes a light source including light emitters, an aperture member collimating light beams from the light source, a deflector deflecting the light beams passing through the aperture member, and a scanning optical system condensing the deflected light beams onto a scanned surface to optically scan the surface in a main-scanning direction. The scanning optical system includes a resin scanning system having at least one resin scanning lens. At least one folding mirror/sheet glass is disposed between a scanning lens nearest to the deflector in the resin scanning system and the scanned surface. At least one scanning lens in the resin scanning system has an uneven birefringence distribution with respect to a sub-scanning direction. An optical conjugate image of the aperture member is formed between a lens surface nearest to the deflector in the resin scanning system and a lens surface nearest to the scanned surface with respect to the sub-scanning direction.03-03-2011
20100215404IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention provides an image reading device in which light guiding paths can be formed in a simple structure and adjustment of irradiation position of light irradiated onto the original is easy, including: a luminescence portion; a light guiding body including a first light incidence portion disposed on a luminescence portion side and a first light emission portion disposed on an original side; a first reflective surface connecting the first light incidence portion and the first light emission portion in the light guiding body; a light guiding space constitutive member including a second reflective surface facing the first reflective surface; a light guiding space formed between the first reflective surface and the second reflective surface, having a second light incidence portion disposed on an illumination portion side and a second light emission portion disposed on the original side; a mirror; an imaging lens; and a reading portion.08-26-2010
20100166464LIGHT SCANNING UNIT CAPABLE OF COMPENSATING FOR ZIGZAG ERROR, IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF COMPENSATING FOR ZIGZAG ERROR OF THE LIGHT SCANNING UNIT - Provided are a light scanning unit capable of compensating for a zigzag error, an imaging apparatus having the same, and a method of compensating for a zigzag error of the light scanning unit. The light scanning unit may scan light beams using an oscillation mirror configured to rotatably oscillate. The light scanning unit may deflect light beams in a sub-scan direction in synchronization with the rotatable oscillation of the oscillation mirror, thereby compensating for a zigzag error caused by reciprocative scanning of the oscillation mirror.07-01-2010
20090175657OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - In an optical scanning device, when pixel density is taken to be n, number of the light beams is taken to be b, and number of the deflection surfaces of a deflecting unit is taken to be p, a spatial frequency S denoted by S=1/(1/(25.4/n×b×p) is within a range of a spatial frequency characteristic for a visual perception system of a high relative luminous efficiency. When spacing between ends in a sub-scanning direction of a scanning line formed by one scan by the deflection unit is taken to be L07-09-2009
20090175656IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus having improved arrangement of photosensitive members and configuration of a light scanning device to enable size reduction is described. The image forming apparatus includes a plurality of photosensitive members, a light scanning device to irradiate light beams to the plurality of photosensitive members, so as to form electrostatic latent images on the photosensitive members, a plurality of developers to supply a developing agent to the photosensitive members, so as to form visible images on the photosensitive members, and a transfer drum disposed in contact with the photosensitive members and used to transfer the visible images such that the visible images overlap one another. Scanning lines, which are formed on the plurality of photosensitive members, respectively, by the light scanning device, are arranged in at least two different planes.07-09-2009
20100028049IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus including: a cylindrical photoconductor; a laser scanning section that includes a polygonal mirror and allows a laser beam to reflect off the polygonal mirror and then irradiate a peripheral surface of the photoconductor, so that an electrostatic latent image is formed; an image development section for developing the electrostatic latent image; and a toner storage section for storing the toner to be supplied to the image development section, wherein the image development section is disposed lower than a central axis of the photoconductor, the toner storage section is disposed above the image development section so as to form a space therebetween, and the laser scanning section is disposed so that the rotation axis of the polygonal mirror extends in a vertical direction, and the laser beam reflected from the polygonal mirror reaches to the photoconductor through the space and irradiates a portion of the peripheral surface, which is higher than the central axis of the photoconductor.02-04-2010
20120121297SURFACE-EMITTING LASER, SURFACE-EMITTING LASER ARRAY, OPTICAL SCANNING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A surface-emitting laser includes a substrate; a lower semiconductor multilayer film reflector disposed on the substrate; a resonator structure including an active layer and disposed on the lower semiconductor multilayer film reflector; and an upper semiconductor multilayer film reflector disposed on the resonator structure. The second semiconductor multilayer film reflector includes a confinement structure in which a current passage region is surrounded by an oxidized portion of a selectively oxidized layer containing aluminum. An emission region includes a central portion and a peripheral portion, the peripheral portion being covered with a transparent dielectric film whose reflectivity is lower than a reflectivity of the central portion. The selectively oxidized layer has a thickness in a range from 30 nm to 40 nm. The temperature at which an oscillation threshold current is minimized is 60° C. or lower.05-17-2012
20100189467SURFACE EMITTING LASER, SURFACE EMITTING LASER ARRAY, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE,IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - A disclosed surface emitting laser is capable of being manufactured easily, having a higher yield and a longer service lifetime. In the surface emitting laser, a selectively-oxidized layer is included as a part of a low refractive index layer of an upper semiconductor distribution Bragg reflector; the low refractive index layer including the selectively-oxidized layer includes two intermediate layers adjoining the selectively-oxidized layer and two low refractive index layers adjoining the intermediate layers. Al content rate in the intermediate layers is lower than that in the selectively-oxidized layer, and Al content rate in the low refractive index layers is lower than that in the selectively-oxidized layer. This configuration enables providing more control over the thickness and oxidation rate of the oxidized layer, thereby enabling reducing the variation of the thickness of the oxidized layer.07-29-2010
20090060582OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING ERRORS - In an optical scanning device, a lateral magnification in a direction corresponding to a sub scanning direction of an optical system is adjusted to be small by a coupling optical system that includes a first lens and a second lens. As a result, scanning by a plurality of light beams can be performed with high precision while avoiding high costs.03-05-2009
20090016774IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, SCANNING OPTICAL APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF - The present invention provides an image forming apparatus that adjusts the amount of light of a light-emitting unit with high accuracy and suppresses an increase in control time that is required to adjust the amount of light, a scanning optical apparatus, and control methods thereof. To accomplish this, the image forming apparatus of the present invention derives a threshold current and a bias current of the light-emitting unit. Further, the image forming apparatus of the present invention supplies the bias current to the light-emitting unit when causing the light-emitting unit to emit light in an amount of light corresponding to the minimum density level, and supplies a current that is larger than the threshold current to the light-emitting unit when causing the light-emitting unit to emit light in an amount of light corresponding to a density level that is larger than that minimum density level.01-15-2009
20110123227SURFACE-EMITTING LASER ELEMENT, SURFACE-EMITTING LASER ARRAY, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A surface-emitting laser element includes a substrate; a plurality of semiconductor layers laminated on the substrate, the plural semiconductor layers including a resonator structural body including an active layer and semiconductor multilayer film reflection mirrors having the resonator structural body sandwiched therebetween; an electrode provided in such a manner as to surround a emitting region on a surface of the surface-emitting laser element from which light is emitted; and a dielectric film provided in the emitting region such that a reflection ratio of a peripheral part of the emitting region is different from a reflection ratio of a center part of the emitting region. Edge portions that are near edges of the dielectric film are tilted with respect to the surface.05-26-2011
20080298842LIGHT SOURCE DRIVER, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, LIGHT SCANNING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A light source driver mounted on a rectangular-shaped substrate includes a plurality of output parts that output driving signals to drive a plurality of light-emitting bodies. The plurality of output parts are disposed in a vicinity of the two sides of the substrate, the two sides of the substrate forming a corner of the substrate.12-04-2008
20130177336SURFACE EMITTING LASER, SURFACE-EMITTING-LASER ARRAY, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - The present invention provides a surface emitting laser that provides a sufficient optical output and is suitable as a light source intended for electrophotographic apparatuses, and a surface-emitting-laser array and an image forming apparatus each including the surface emitting laser.07-11-2013
20080219705IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND LIGHT SCANNING UNIT THEREOF - An image forming apparatus including a photosensitive member on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a light scanning unit to scan a light beam onto the photosensitive member so as to form an electrostatic latent image, a developing unit to apply developer onto the photosensitive member formed with the electrostatic latent image, so as to form a visible image, and a transfer unit to transfer the visible image, formed on the photosensitive member, onto a printing surface. The light scanning unit includes a case having a light emitting window to emit a light beam toward the photosensitive member, a light source installed in the case to generate the light beam, a polygon mirror to deflect the light beam generated from the light source toward the light emitting window, a rotor coupled with the polygon mirror to rotate the polygon mirror, a stator fixed to the case and adapted to rotate the rotor via electromagnetic interaction with the rotor, and a stop-position controller to control a stop position of the rotor so that the polygon mirror does not reflect the light beam through the light emitting window when the polygon mirror stops rotating.09-11-2008
20120251183LIGHT IRRADIATION ELEMENT, IMAGE FORMING STRUCTURE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A light irradiation element includes a cavity through which light passes and a translucent light conduit bordering the cavity, allowing light to pass therethrough and transmitting the light passed through the cavity, the light irradiation element being disposed along a longitudinal direction of an image bearing body on which an electrostatic latent image is formed and directing the light passed through the light conduit to irradiate the image bearing body.10-04-2012
20100290811OPTICAL COMPONENT BOWING DEVICE, OPTICAL DEVICE, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An optical device includes an optical component that reflects or shapes a light beam. In a particular embodiment, the optical device can include a bending moment generating structure that generates a bending moment in a supported portion of the optical component. The optical device can also include an adjusting mechanism that adjusts the bowing amount of the optical component by adjusting the bending moment of the bending moment generating structure.11-18-2010
20130188993SURFACE-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR LASER, SURFACE-EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DEVICE, OPTICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - A surface-emitting semiconductor laser includes a substrate, a first n-type semiconductor multi-layer reflecting mirror formed on the substrate including a pair of a high refractive index layer with a relatively high refractive index and a low refractive index layer with a low refractive index which are laminated, an n-type semiconductor layer formed on the first semiconductor multi-layer reflecting mirror, having an optical film thickness greater than an oscillation wavelength, and including Al and Ga, an active region formed on the semiconductor layer, and a second p-type semiconductor multi-layer reflecting mirror formed on the active region and including a pair of a high refractive index layer with a relatively high refractive index and a low refractive index layer with a low refractive index which are laminated, wherein an n-type impurity dopant injected into the semiconductor layer is a group VI material or Sn.07-25-2013

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