US 9,811,045 B2
Image forming apparatus, method for controlling image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium for controlling supply of electric power
Keiko Shiraishi, Ebina (JP); Kazuhiko Narushima, Yokohama (JP); Koichi Azuma, Yokohama (JP); Hidenori Horie, Yokohama (JP); Kenji Kuroishi, Yokohama (JP); Masafumi Ono, Yokohama (JP); Yuri Takeuchi, Yokohama (JP); and Riwako Miyauchi, Yokohama (JP)
Assigned to FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jul. 19, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/214,153.
Claims priority of application No. 2016-025934 (JP), filed on Feb. 15, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0235271 A1, Aug. 17, 2017
Int. Cl. G03G 15/00 (2006.01); H04N 1/00 (2006.01); G03G 15/20 (2006.01)
CPC G03G 15/80 (2013.01) [G03G 15/2017 (2013.01); H04N 1/00888 (2013.01)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a communication unit that receives supply of electric power corresponding to a first mode to perform communication via a communication line;
an image forming unit that receives supply of electric power corresponding to the first mode to form an image, corresponding to image data acquired via the communication line, on a medium;
a fixing unit that comprises a heat source that generates heat by receiving supply of electric power corresponding to the first mode, and performs a fixing process of fixing the image to the medium using the heat generated by the heat source;
a predicting unit that predicts a processing time required for a process of forming the image; and
a supply controller that controls supply of electric power in an own apparatus according to the first mode or a second mode in which power consumption is smaller than that of the first mode, the supply controller starting the supply of electric power corresponding to the first mode to the heat source at a timing based on the predicted processing time when the image forming apparatus transitions from the second mode to the first mode.