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Fixing (e.g., Fusing)

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Grinding roller, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140294455 - There is provided a grinding roller for use in a fixing device including a pair of rotary fixing members that rotate while being pressed against each other to form an area of contact, and heat and press a recording medium carrying an unfixed toner image and fed to the area...

Fixing apparatus
10/10/13 - 20130266349 - A fixing apparatus includes first and second fixing rotatable members configured to fix a toner image on a sheet at a nip portion therebetween, a rubbing rotatable member configured to rub an outer surface of the first fixing rotatable member, a moving mechanism configured to move the rubbing rotatable member...

Producing gloss-watermark pattern on fixing member
08/01/13 - 20130195520 - A gloss-watermark pattern is produced on a rotatable fixing member including a thermoplastic layer having a surface and a selected thickness. Particles having a Young's modulus of at least 1 GPa are applied in a selected deposition pattern to a selected area of the surface. The applied particles are pressed...

Producing gloss-watermark pattern on fixing member
08/01/13 - 20130195521 - A gloss-watermark pattern is produced on a rotatable fixing member including a thermoplastic layer having a surface and a selected thickness. Particles having a Young's modulus of at least 1 GPa are applied in a selected deposition pattern to a selected area of a pressure member. The pressure member and...

Recording substrate treatment apparatus and method
06/20/13 - 20130156473 - A recording substrate treatment apparatus, includes a heating device for directly heating a recording substrate, a condenser for condensing liquid from air from surroundings of a recording substrate, and an energy transfer system arranged for transferring energy from latent heat, which is released by said condensing of liquid by the...

Fixing device, fixing method, image forming apparatus, and image forming method
11/29/12 - 20120301193 - A fixing device for applying a foam fixing agent to particles including resin resting on a medium to fix the particles including resin onto the medium. The foam fixing agent includes a softener for softening the particles including resin by dissolving or swelling at least part of the resin. The...

Fuser unit
08/02/12 - 20120195651 - A fuser unit includes a cylindrical member that has flexibility; a nip member that is disposed to slidingly contact with an inner surface of the cylindrical member; and a backup member that is driven by a driving force and configures a nip region between the backup member and the cylindrical...

Image forming apparatus
07/05/12 - 20120170956 - An image forming apparatus includes a developing unit configured to develop an electrostatic latent image to a visible image by use of toner, a fuser unit configured to fuse toner on a printing medium, a fuser driving unit configured to drive the fuser unit, and a waste toner storage unit...

Imaging system with pressure fixing and separate thermal fixing of marking materials on media
05/03/12 - 20120107026 - A system for fixing an image on a piece of media is provided. The system has a first enclosure having an image forming section for forming the image on the piece of media and a pressure fixing section that does not include a thermal energy source for fixing the image...

Multi-stage fixing systems, printing apparatuses and methods of fixing marking material to substrates
02/16/12 - 20120039642 - Multi-stage fixing systems for fixing toner to a substrate, printing apparatuses and methods of fixing marking material to a substrate are provided. An exemplary embodiment of the multi-stage fixing systems includes a softening device for softening toner applied to a substrate by a marking device; and a fixing device for...

Fixing systems including image conditioner and image pre-heater and methods of fixing marking material to substrates
02/16/12 - 20120039643 - Fixing systems, printing apparatuses and methods for fixing marking material to a substrate are provided. An exemplary embodiment of the fixing systems includes a pre-heating device for pre-heating a substrate and marking material disposed on a surface of the substrate; a fixing device disposed downstream from the pre-heating device, the...

Image forming apparatus and fixing device
02/09/12 - 20120034003 - An image forming apparatus has a conveying element for conveying a sheet, an image forming section for forming an image on the sheet with liquid developer, and a fixing device including a rubbing mechanism for rubbing the image on the sheet. A fixing device has a rubbing mechanism for rubbing...

Image forming apparatus
01/26/12 - 20120020706 - An image forming apparatus includes a fixing liquid applicator to apply a fixing liquid to a recording medium before a toner image is transferred on the recording medium, a transfer device to transfer a toner image from a toner image bearing member onto the recording medium applied with the fixing...

Achromatic apparatus for achromatizing achromatic toner image formed on recording medium
01/26/12 - 20120020707 - An achromatic apparatus achromatizing an achromatic toner image on paper by an achromatic toner containing a near-infrared ray absorbing colorant that is a cyanine-based colorant, and an organic boron-based compound includes heater units each of which are a ceramic heater arranged across an achromatic convey path of an achromatic unit,...

Toner and two-component developer
12/08/11 - 20110299894 - A toner in which mother toner particles containing at least a resin binder and a colorant are coated with an external additive, wherein the mother toner particles contain fine powders of a fluororesin having an average particle size of 1 μm or less in an amount of from 4 to...

Fixation device, image forming apparatus, and fixation fluid storage container
11/03/11 - 20110268480 - Disclosed is, for example, a fixation device of fixing a resin-containing fine particle, the fixation device being configured to foam a fixation fluid including at least a softening agent configured to dissolve or swell at least one portion of a resin to soften the resin-containing fine particle including a resin,...

Apparatuses useful in printing and methods of fixing marking materials on media
06/09/11 - 20110135349 - Apparatuses useful in printing and methods of fixing marking materials on media in apparatuses useful in printing are provided. An exemplary embodiment of the apparatuses useful in printing includes a first fixing device disposed along a first media path. The first fixing device includes a first fixing member including a...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
05/26/11 - 20110123238 - A fixing device includes a fixing belt in an endless shape for fixing developer to a printing medium; a supporting member for contacting with and supporting the fixing belt; a heating member for contacting with and heating the fixing belt supported with the supporting member; and a heat regulating member...

Preheating of substrates
12/23/10 - 20100322680 - An electrophotographic imaging apparatus is provided which is capable of performing a method of preparing a non-metal substrate. The method can include imaging at least one surface of the non-metal substrate with a toner composition, the toner composition including IR absorbers. The method can further include exposing the toner composition...

Resin composition, lamination film containing the same, and image forming apparatus that uses lamination film as component
12/02/10 - 20100303520 - An object of the present invention is to provide a porous material (resin composition) having high heat insulation properties, mechanical properties, and electrical properties by controlling function of a porous film by setting a porosity size, distribution of the porosity size, and a porosity ratio of the porous film in...

Sheet wrapping avoidable fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus
02/25/10 - 20100046994 - A fixing apparatus includes a fixing member to be heated and a pressure-contacting member for pressure contacting the fixing member. The fixing apparatus directs and conveys a recording member through a nip formed between the fixing member and pressure applying member in such a manner that a toner image carried...

Image fixing method, method for producing record product using such method, and image recording apparatus
07/09/09 - 20090175663 - To provide a method for fixing an image, wherein the image has a high fastness even immediately after being recorded, and is free from inconveniences such as thermal influence or unfavorable curing inherent to the conventional fixing device, as well as safety problems. To achieve such an object, in a...

Toner for development of electrostatic image, electrostatic image developer, toner cartridge, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
06/04/09 - 20090142110 - A toner having: a peak temperature before fixation T1a of about 40° C. or more; and a peak temperature after fixation T1b that is lower than T1a by from about 10° C. to about 35° C.: T1a being a peak temperature of an endothermic peak occurring at the lowest temperature...