US 11,654,698 B2
Drying apparatus and image forming system
Haruki Sayama, Osaka (JP); Masaki Murashima, Saka (JP); Shota Nakayama, Osaka (JP); Hitoshi Hayamizu, Osaka (JP); Keisuke Yamashita, Osaka (JP); and Tomoya Hotani, Osaka (JP)
Assigned to KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., Osaka (JP)
Filed by KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., Osaka (JP)
Filed on Feb. 24, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/679,526.
Claims priority of application No. JP2021-032628 (JP), filed on Mar. 2, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2022/0281240 A1, Sep. 8, 2022
Int. Cl. B41J 11/00 (2006.01)
CPC B41J 11/00212 (2021.01) 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A drying apparatus which dries a medium on which an image is formed with ink while conveying the medium, the drying apparatus comprising:
a conveyance part which conveys the medium in a predetermined conveyance direction;
a heating part which supplies energy to the image on the sheet conveyed in the conveyance part and dries the image;
a measurement part which measures a value accompanied with moisture contained in the medium; and
a controller which estimates an amount of moisture contained in the medium based on the value measured by the measurement part, and controls at least one of the conveyance part and the heating part so as to change an amount of the energy supplied to the image based on the estimated amount of moisture.