Patent Number: 7,913,996

Title: Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus

Abstract: The detachment of a feed roller rotatably supported by a holding portion provided in the main body of an apparatus, and held detachably in the axial direction thereof is restricted by a locking device. The locking device is made movable to a lock position and a lock releasing position for permitting the detachment of the feed roller. Further, when the locking device is in the lock releasing position when a sheet stacking portion is mounted, the locking device is moved to the lock position by a position changeover device in operative association with the mounting operation of the sheet stacking portion.

Inventors: Nishikata; Kazushi (Odawara, JP), Tomura; Hisayuki (Izunokuni, JP), Nemoto; Akio (Susono, JP), Sawanaka; Kei (Susono, JP), Suzuki; Masato (Mishima, JP), Hayakawa; Yasuyoshi (Mishima, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-03-29 0:00:00