Patent Number: 6,166,355

Title: Power-saving controller for image-forming apparatus

Abstract: A power-saving controller for an image-forming apparatus activates a power-saving mode when the image-forming apparatus is operated with a power-saving key while standing by, and controls a fixer to have a target temperature selected by a user beforehand, which is lower than a target temperature of the fixer obtained when the image-forming apparatus stands by. After a predetermined period elapses, when the selected temperature is higher than a predetermined temperature, the power-saving controller controls the fixer to have the predetermined temperature.

Inventors: Watanabe; Naoto (Kashiwa, JP), Nimura; Mitsuo (Kashiwa, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101); G03G 15/20 (20060101); H05B 001/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017