Patent Number: 7,611,142

Title: Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus equipped therewith

Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes a regulating member, provided along a feeding path of the sheet, for regulating a widthwise position of a sheet by being abutted by an edge of the sheet A sheet turning mechanism including a first pair of first driving roller and first follower roller for nipping and feeding the sheet is disposed at a position upstream of the regulating member, as is a second pair of second driving roller and second follower roller, where the first pair and the second pair are disposed in a line extending in a widthwise direction of the feeding path, and where the first and the second driving roller are rotatable in opposite directions to turn the sheet to abut the edge of the sheet to the regulating member. A sheet correcting mechanism is disposed downstream of the sheet turning mechanism, and includes a feeding roller and a third follower roller for correcting an attitude of the sheet by feeding the sheet so as to abut the edge of the sheet turned by the sheet turning mechanism to the regulating member.

Inventors: Kawashima; Hideki (Kawasaki, JP), Nishitani; Hitoshi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 7/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017