Patent Number: 6,512,894

Title: Image forming apparatus, control method for image forming apparatus and administrating method for image forming apparatus

Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section having a detachable process cartridge provide with identification information; an identification information reading section to read the identification information of the process cartridge; and a control section to control the image forming apparatus on a basis of a comparison result between the identification information and license presence/absence judgment information used for judging whether the process cartridge is licensed or not.

Inventors: Takemoto; Kazuhiro (Hino, JP), Kobayashi; Ryuichiro (Hino, JP)

Assignee: Konica Corporation

International Classification: B41J 2/175 (20060101); G03G 21/02 (20060101); G03G 21/18 (20060101); G07F 17/00 (20060101); G07F 17/16 (20060101); G07F 7/00 (20060101); G03G 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/28/2020