Image forming device having holder unit that holds developing units and spacer member to maintain developing units at particular position

  • US 8,879,952 B2
  • Filed: 07/03/2013
  • Issued: 11/04/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/19/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An image forming device configured to form an image by using a plurality of photosensitive drums, the image forming device comprising:

  • a plurality of developing units arrayed in a predetermined direction, each being provided in association with each photosensitive drum, and each including a developing roller displaceable between a contact position where the developing roller is in contact with the photosensitive drum and a spaced position where the developing roller is spaced away from the photosensitive drum;

    a holder unit configured to hold the plurality of developing units; and

    a spacer member detachably attached to the holder unit and having a plurality of retaining portions and a plurality of linking portions, each of the plurality of retaining portions being in association with each developing unit and configured to retain each developing unit at the spaced position, the plurality of linking portions being integral with the plurality of retaining portions, each of the plurality of linking portions configured to connect neighboring retaining portions therethrough in the predetermined direction.

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