Patent Number: 8,442,421

Title: Conveying path switching structure and image forming apparatus

Abstract: A conveying path switching structure includes a cover unit and a conveying path switch unit. The cover unit is attached to an image forming apparatus main body so as to be movable between a close state and an open state in which a fixing unit is exposed. The conveying path switch unit is rotatably attached to the cover unit and that switches a conveying path of a record medium between a discharge conveying path and a double-side conveying path. The discharge conveying path is a path where the record medium is conveyed from a discharge part of the fixing unit to a discharge unit that discharges the record medium to outside of the image forming apparatus main body in a close state. The double-side conveying path is a path where the record medium is conveyed again to an image forming unit.

Inventors: Ichiki; Yukihiro (Saitama, JP), Tanaka; Yasuki (Saitama, JP), Isahai; Satoshi (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00