US 10,558,164 B2
Image forming apparatus
Shougo Sato, Seto (JP)
Assigned to Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)
Filed by Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken (JP)
Filed on Mar. 20, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/358,834.
Application 16/358,834 is a continuation of application No. 16/012,970, filed on Jun. 20, 2018, granted, now 10,241,466.
Application 16/012,970 is a continuation of application No. 15/379,654, filed on Dec. 15, 2016, granted, now 10,007,230, issued on Jun. 26, 2018.
Application 15/379,654 is a continuation of application No. 15/014,137, filed on Feb. 3, 2016, granted, now 9,529,321, issued on Dec. 27, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 2015-022597 (JP), filed on Feb. 6, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2019/0219965 A1, Jul. 18, 2019
Int. Cl. G03G 21/16 (2006.01); G03G 21/18 (2006.01)
CPC G03G 21/1803 (2013.01) [G03G 21/1623 (2013.01); G03G 21/1842 (2013.01); G03G 21/1853 (2013.01); G03G 2221/1684 (2013.01); G03G 2221/1869 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a plurality of process cartridges, each of which is configured to be detachably attached to the image forming apparatus and includes a photosensitive drum extending in a first direction, a sidewall supporting the photosensitive drum, and an urging member, the urging member being disposed on the sidewall, the plurality of process cartridges being arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and
a body casing including a positioning member and an urged portion, the positioning member having a plate shape which is formed of metal and extends in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction, the positioning member having recess portions, each recess portion being configured to receive an end portion, in the first direction, of a respective process cartridge, the urged portion being configured to be urged vertically by the urging member,
wherein when the process cartridge is attached to the image forming apparatus, the urged portion is configured to contact the urging member to allow the positioning member to position the photosensitive drum.