Patent Number: 7,085,504

Title: Image forming apparatus

Abstract: An image forming apparatus transfers a toner image formed on a photoconductor drum onto a sheet-like recording member while the sheet-like recording member is transported and attracted to a transfer belt, and comprises a jam handling control unit for detecting a transport fault of the sheet-like recording member, and for stopping the transport operation when the transport fault is detected. When the transport fault is detected in a section other than a fixing section, the jam handling control unit first causes the transport operation of the fixing section, and thereafter causes the transfer belt and the transport operation on the upstream side thereof to stop, and any sheet-like recording member remaining on the transfer belt so that the transport mechanism on the upstream side thereof is transported and stopped at the position spanning between the area of the fixing section and the area of the transfer belt.

Inventors: Matsuyama; Kazuhiro (Ikoma, JP), Tateishi; Yoshinobu (Nara, JP), Mikita; Toshiya (Yao, JP), Hirai; Masashi (Katano, JP), Yamanaka; Toshio (Yao, JP), Terada; Mitsuyoshi (Osaka, JP), Nakagawa; Yuji (Kyoto, JP), Fujimoto; Osamu (Yamatokoriyama, JP)

Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018