Recording apparatus

  • US 9,090,103 B2
  • Filed: 03/28/2011
  • Issued: 07/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A recording apparatus comprising:

  • a recording unit configured to record an image on a recording medium;

    a conveying unit disposed below the recording unit and configured to convey the recording medium to a first horizontal conveying path in a first horizontal conveying direction at a position at which recording is performed by the recording unit;

    a return path unit configured to return the recording medium to a side of the conveying unit upstream of the recording unit to record an image again on the recording medium; and

    a casing which accommodates the recording unit, the conveying unit, and the return path unit,wherein the return path unit is disposed below the conveying unit and comprises a second horizontal conveying path parallel to the first horizontal conveying path in a second horizontal conveying direction and comprising an upper portion and a lower portion such that the recording medium only moves in one direction while in the second horizontal conveying path,wherein side walls of the casing comprise a drawing port through which the conveying unit and the upper portion of the second horizontal conveying path and the lower portion of the second horizontal conveying ring path are configured to be selectively drawn out of the casing in a drawing direction parallel to the first and second horizontal conveying directions in a first state where the conveying unit and the upper portion are drawn out while the lower portion of the second horizontal conveying path remains in the casing and in a second state where the conveying unit and the upper portion and the lower portion are drawn out together, and an opening facing in a direction perpendicular to the drawing direction thereof, andwherein an inner edge of a lower end of the opening is positioned the same or lower in height than an uppermost portion of the second horizontal conveying path in the return path unit.

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