Patent Number: 6,298,205

Title: Charging apparatus which stores electrically conductive particles in granule form

Abstract: A charging apparatus for charging a member to be charged, the charging apparatus includes a charging member for electrically charging the member to be charged; and electroconductive particle supplying means for loosening electroconductive particles stored in the form of granules each comprising aggregated electroconductive particles and supplying the loosened electroconductive particles to the charging member.

Inventors: Chigono; Yasunori (Susono, JP), Ishiyama; Harumi (Numazu, JP), Hirabayashi; Jun (Numazu, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 13/00 (20060101); G03G 13/02 (20060101); G03G 015/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018