Patent Number: 6,168,270

Title: Recording apparatus having a sheet conveying force adjustment system

Abstract: In the sheet conveying apparatus, convey force of a convey device is changed according to the load applied to a recording sheet in order to constantly convey the recording sheet reliably. A rotary sheet discharge body has convex and concave portions in order to reliably discharge the recording sheet regardless of resistance applied to the recording sheet. Highly frictional material is provided only around the end portions of the rotary sheet discharge body in order to reduce the manufacturing cost and improve the facility of assembly.

Inventors: Saikawa; Satoshi (Tokyo, JP), Suzuki; Tetsuo (Yokohama, JP), Hiramatsu; Soichi (Tokyo, JP), Taniguro; Masahiro (Yokohama, JP), Saito; Hiroyuki (Yokohama, JP), Yanagi; Haruyuki (Tokyo, JP), Nojima; Takashi (Tokyo, JP), Kinoshita; Hiroyuki (Kawasaki, JP), Kawakami; Hideaki (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B41J 13/10 (20060101); B41J 13/02 (20060101); B41J 13/00 (20060101); B41J 002/01 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018