Patent Number: 6,945,528

Title: Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus

Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet stacking unit, sheet feeding unit, and a sheet support member. Sheets are stacked on the sheet stacking unit. The sheet feeding unit is placed to be movable in the widthwise direction of the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking unit and feeds the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking unit. The sheet support member is placed at a position different from the position of the sheet feeding unit within an area where the sheet feeding unit can move, and supports the sheets stacked on the sheet stacking unit. The sheet support member can move in the widthwise direction of the sheet independently of the sheet feeding unit.

Inventors: Nakamura; Takao (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 3/06 (20060101); B65H 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 9/20/02017