US 9,811,030 B2
Image forming apparatus
Junya Masuda, Osaka (JP)
Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Osaka (JP)
Filed by Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Osaka (JP)
Filed on Oct. 19, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/297,641.
Application 15/297,641 is a continuation of application No. 14/325,403, filed on Jul. 8, 2014, granted, now 9,507,298.
Application 14/325,403 is a continuation of application No. 13/500,936, granted, now 8,811,849, issued on Aug. 19, 2014, previously published as PCT/JP2010/068719, filed on Oct. 22, 2010.
Claims priority of application No. 2009-244048 (JP), filed on Oct. 23, 2009.
Prior Publication US 2017/0038709 A1, Feb. 9, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G03G 21/20 (2006.01); G03G 15/20 (2006.01); B65H 5/26 (2006.01); G03G 15/00 (2006.01); G03G 15/23 (2006.01)
CPC G03G 15/2028 (2013.01) [B65H 5/26 (2013.01); G03G 15/2017 (2013.01); G03G 15/2021 (2013.01); G03G 15/657 (2013.01); G03G 15/6558 (2013.01); G03G 21/206 (2013.01); B65H 2301/33312 (2013.01); B65H 2301/5144 (2013.01); B65H 2801/06 (2013.01); G03G 15/235 (2013.01); G03G 2221/1645 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
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1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
an image forming portion configured to form an image on a recording medium,
a fixing portion configured to thermally fix the image onto the recording medium after image forming,
a post-fixing conveying path configured to convey the recording medium after thermal fixing by the fixing portion; and
a blowing mechanism for sending wind;
wherein
the post-fixing conveying path has a switchback conveying path for conveying the recording medium to the image forming portion again, and
an opening portion for flowing the wind from the blowing mechanism into the switch back conveying path is provided.