Patent Number: 6,309,272

Title: Method of making an image forming apparatus

Abstract: A method for making an image forming apparatus includes an assembly of a first unit provided with an image-forming element and a second unit provided with electron emission devices. A bonding agent is provided at a bonding section of the first unit; the bonding agent is heated, and then the first unit and the second unit are bonded to each other. Alternatively, a bonding agent may be provided at a bonding section of the second unit; the bonding agent is heated, and then the electron emitting members of the electron emission devices are formed. After providing a bonding agent at a bonding section of the second unit, a spacer also may be provided between the bonding agent and the electron emission devices, and then the bonding agent may be heated. In addition, a bonding agent may be provided at a bonding section of the second unit, and then the bonding agent may be heated locally.

Inventors: Nishimura; Michiyo (Sagamihara, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H01J 9/26 (20060101); H01J 009/25 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018