Patent Number: 8,797,374

Title: Image forming apparatus with a control unit for controlling light intensity of a beam used to scan a photoreceptor

Abstract: An image forming apparatus having: a light source that emits a beam; a photoreceptor that is scanned with the beam to obtain an electrostatic latent image thereon; and a control unit that determines a light intensity of the beam to be emitted for formation of a pixel, based on a data value for the pixel in image data and data values for its surrounding pixels.

Inventors: Inagaki; Yoshihiro (Hachioji, JP)

Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B41J 2/47 (20060101); G03G 15/043 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018