Global Patent Index - EP 0973072 A1

EP 0973072 A1 2000-01-19 - Apparatus for forming multiple toner images in register with each other on a substrate

Title (en)

Apparatus for forming multiple toner images in register with each other on a substrate

Title (de)

Gerät zur passgenauen Erzeugung von mehreren Tonerbildern auf ein Substrat

Title (fr)

Appareil de formation en registre de plusieurs images de toner sur un substrate

Publication

EP 0973072 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99304270 A

Priority

  • EP 99304270 A
  • EP 98305582 A

Abstract (en)

The apparatus comprises an endless belt (26), an imaging station (29), a plurality of developing stations (35, 36, 37, 38), and a plurality of transfer stations (40, 41, 42, 43). A controllable belt drive (56) drives the endless belt (26) along a belt path (58) through the imaging station (29), the developing stations (35, 36, 37, 38) and the transfer stations (40, 41, 42, 43). A controllable substrate drive (76) drives the substrate (78) in sheet form along a substrate path (17) into synchronous contact with the endless belt (26) at the transfer stations (40, 41, 42, 43). A preformed timing mark (44) is carried on the belt (26) and a sensor (49) is provided for sensing the passage of the timing mark (44) past a sensing position (48). A control device (50) is provided for controlling the belt drive (56) to run at a constant speed and to control the speed of the belt (26) in response to the sensing of the timing mark (44). The maintenance of a constant belt speed can be more reliably assured. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G03G 15/01; G03G 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G03G 15/00 (2006.01); G03G 15/01 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G03G 15/5008 (2013.01); G03G 15/0147 (2013.01); G03G 15/0194 (2013.01); G03G 2215/017 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE FR GB NL

EPO simple patent family

EP 0973072 A1 20000119; EP 0973072 B1 20040804

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