Patent Number: 6,311,039

Title: Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus provided with the same

Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus is provided with a sheet feeding device for feeding sheets from a sheet supporting device on which the sheets are supported, a first sheet conveying device, a second sheet conveying device and a third sheet conveying device successively disposed downstream of the sheet supporting device with respect to the feeding direction of the sheets for conveying the sheets, a sheet interval judging device for detecting the passage of the sheets between the second sheet conveying device and the third sheet conveying device, and judging whether the interval between the sheets is a predetermined interval, and control device for controlling the sheet feeding device, the first sheet conveying device and the second sheet conveying device so that the sheets can be conveyed at the predetermined interval on the basis of the judgement of the sheet interval judging device.

Inventors: Funamizu; Yoshihiro (Numazu, JP), Hirooka; Kazuhiko (Numazu, JP), Kataoka; Tatsuhito (Numazu, JP), Takahashi; Katsumi (Shizuoka-ken, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 5/34 (20060101); B65H 9/10 (20060101); G03G 15/00 (20060101); G03G 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018