Patent Number: 8,870,178

Title: Image forming apparatus

Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of improving operation performances. Sheet feeding cassettes and having sheet stacking portions SS1 and SS2 and sheet feeding portions, which are engaged and provided on the upstream side of the sheet stacking portions SS1 and SS2 in a pulling-out direction in an engaging and disengaging manner and feed the sheet stored in the sheet stacking portions SS1 and SS2, are vertically disposed at a plurality of positions in an image forming apparatus main body so that the sheet feeding cassette can be pulled out. Moreover, when the sheet feeding operation using the lower sheet feeding cassette is performed, only the sheet stacking portion SS1 of the sheet feeding cassette is pulled out, and when the sheet feeding operation stops, the sheet stacking portion SS1 and the sheet feeding portion of the sheet feeding cassette are integrally pulled out.

Inventors: Taoka; Keitaro (Tokyo, JP), Katayama; Hiromasa (Toride, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 3/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00