Patent Number: 7,822,374

Title: Image formation device

Abstract: There is provided an image formation device comprising an electrostatic latent image holding body having an latent image formation surface on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, a developer supply unit to supply developer to the electrostatic latent image holding body to form, on the latent image formation surface, a developer image corresponding to the electrostatic latent image; a developer transfer unit located to face the electrostatic latent image holding body to transfer the developer image to a developer image holding surface; and a contacting member to contact the latent image formation surface at a stage which is after formation of the developer image and before transfer of the developer image to the developer image holding surface.

Inventors: Hazeyama; Tomoaki (Mie, JP), Nishiwaki; Kenjiro (Aichi, JP)

Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00