US 11,659,113 B2
Image reading device and image forming apparatus
Tomomi Ishida, Kanagawa (JP); Ryusuke Nakata, Kanagawa (JP); Tomonori Sato, Kanagawa (JP); Kazuyuki Koda, Kanagawa (JP); Isamu Adachi, Kanagawa (JP); and Miho Morita, Kanagawa (JP)
Assigned to FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jan. 2, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/567,150.
Claims priority of application No. JP2021 -135517 (JP), filed on Aug. 23, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2023/0057067 A1, Feb. 23, 2023
Int. Cl. H04N 1/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 1/00543 (2013.01) [H04N 1/00554 (2013.01); H04N 1/00795 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An image reading device comprising:
a housing that includes a transport path along which a document is transported;
an opening and closing member that is attached to the housing in such a mariner as to be openable and closable;
a reading unit that is disposed in such a manner as to be positioned between the transport path and the opening and closing member and that reads an image from the document, which is transported along the transport path; and
an opposing member that is disposed in such a manner as to be opposed to the reading unit with the transport path interposed between the opposing member and the reading unit and that is moved away from the reading unit in conjunction with an opening operation of the opening and closing member,
wherein the opposing member is configured to move relative to both the opening and closing member and the reading unit in conjunction with the opening operation of the opening and closing member.