US Patent No. 9,452,902

SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS


Patent No. 9,452,902
Issue Date September 27, 2016
Title Sheet Feeding Apparatus And Image Forming Apparatus
Inventorship Hiroto Koga, Abiko (JP)
Koki Sato, Nagareyama (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,452,902

1. A sheet feeding apparatus, comprising:
an apparatus body;
a sheet storing portion supported by the apparatus body turnably in a vertical direction and movable to a storage position
in which the sheet storing portion is stored within the apparatus body and to a sheet stacking position in which a sheet is
stacked;

a first regulating member provided in the sheet storing portion and movable in a width direction orthogonal to a sheet feeding
direction;

a second regulating member provided in the sheet storing portion to face the first regulating member widthwise and regulating
widthwise side end positions of the sheet stacked on the sheet storing portion together with the first regulating member;

a feed portion provided in the apparatus body and feeding the sheet stacked on the sheet storing portion when the sheet storing
portion is in the sheet stacking position; and

a guide portion provided on at least one of the apparatus body and the first regulating member and having an inclined surface
that abuts against another member of the apparatus body and the first regulating member to guide the first regulating member
in a direction separating widthwise from the second regulating member when the sheet storing portion moves from the sheet
stacking position to the storage position.