Patent Number: 8,720,886

Title: Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus

Abstract: A sheet conveying apparatus which conveys a sheet, including: a first conveying path along which the sheet is conveyed; a second conveying path along which the sheet is reconveyed to the first conveying path; a reverse conveyance roller pair, which performs forward rotation to convey the sheet from the first conveying path and reverse rotation to convey the sheet to the second conveying path; a reconveying roller pair disposed in the second conveying path; and a control portion which causes the reconveying roller pair to nip a preceding sheet and a succeeding sheet in an overlaid manner, and thereafter rotates a first roller that is in contact with the preceding sheet while stopping rotation of a second roller that is in contact with the succeeding sheet so that the preceding sheet is conveyed to the first conveying path and the succeeding sheet stays in the second conveying path.

Inventors: Kuroda; Akira (Numazu, JP), Ogata; Atsushi (Mishima, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 5/00 (20060101); B65H 85/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018