Patent Number: 8,817,277

Title: Lateral shift correcting apparatus, image forming apparatus, and recording medium conveying method

Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a recording medium conveying mechanism configured to convey a recording medium; a registration roller configured to correct the direction of the recording medium; a first sensor set upstream in a recording medium conveying direction of the registration roller; an image forming section configured to form an image on the conveyed recording medium; and a lateral shift correcting apparatus set downstream of the image forming section and configured to correct the position of the recording medium in an oblique direction by an angle corresponding to a lateral shift amount of the recording medium detected by the first sensor.

Inventors: Matsushima; Toshihiro (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G06K 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018