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Fixing device and image forming apparatus
12/04/14 - 20140356036 - A fixing device includes a first heat generator and a second heat generator that heat a fixing rotator. A support is disposed inside the fixing rotator. A reflector is mounted on the support and interposed between the support and each of the first heat generator and the second heat generator...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
12/04/14 - 20140356037 - A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a first heat generator and a second heat generator that heat the fixing rotator, and a support disposed inside the fixing rotator. A reflector, interposed between the support and each of the first heat generator and the second heat generator, reflects light radiated...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same
12/04/14 - 20140356038 - A fixing device includes an endless belt or a fixing belt; a pressure member to contact an outer circumferential surface of the fixing belt; a nip forming member disposed at an interior side of the fixing belt and contacting the pressure member via the fixing belt; a heat source disposed...

Fixation device and image formation apparatus
12/04/14 - 20140356039 - A fixation device includes a pressing member, a drive roller, an auxiliary roller, and an endless fixation belt rotatably mounted, in a loop shape, on the drive roller and the auxiliary roller. The endless fixation belt is in pressure contact with the outer peripheral surface of the pressing member, thereby...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
11/27/14 - 20140348558 - A fixing device includes an endless belt member, a fixed member that is in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the belt member, a heating member configured to heat the belt member, and a pressing member including at least a pressing roller that includes an elastic surface layer and...

Image fixing device and image forming apparatus
11/20/14 - 20140341621 - An image fixing device includes a first rotating body, a second rotating body, a pressing member, a sheet member, and a lubricant. The second rotating body is disposed in contact with an outer surface of the first rotating body. The pressing member is disposed within the second rotating body and...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
11/20/14 - 20140341622 - A fixing device includes a heating member that heats a toner image on a recording medium and includes a rotatable belt member, a heat source, a pressing member, a sliding sheet, and a pressure-applying member. The pressing member presses the belt member against the pressure-applying member. A surface of the...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
11/20/14 - 20140341623 - A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation, a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotator to heat the fixing rotator, and an opposed rotator contacting an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotator. A heat shield interposed between the heater and the fixing rotator...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
11/20/14 - 20140341624 - A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body and a heater disposed opposite and heating the fixing rotary body. A nip formation assembly presses against an opposed body via the fixing rotary body to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotary body and the opposed body, through which a...

Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method
11/20/14 - 20140341625 - A fixing device includes a fixing rotator heated by a heater and a pressing rotator pressed against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip therebetween, through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A heat shield interposed between the heater and the fixing rotator is movable...

Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method
11/20/14 - 20140341626 - A fixing device includes a fixing rotator heated by a heater and a pressing rotator to press against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip therebetween. A heating span adjuster, interposed between the heater and the fixing rotator, is movable in a circumferential direction of the fixing rotator. The...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
11/20/14 - 20140341627 - A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a nip formation assembly contacting an inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator. An opposed rotator presses against the nip formation assembly via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
11/13/14 - 20140334857 - A fixing device includes a rotatable fixing belt contacting an inner surface of the fixing belt. A second fixing roller contacts an outer surface of the fixing belt to hold the fixing belt against the first fixing roller to define a fixing nip region. An end restriction member supports ends...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
10/23/14 - 20140314456 - According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes an endless heat generating section including a conductive layer, an induction-current generating section configured to generate an induction current in the conductive layer, a temperature-sensitive magnetic body present in a position opposed to the induction-current generating section via the heat generating section,...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
10/23/14 - 20140314457 - According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes an endless heat generating section including a conductive layer, a magnetic-flux generating section configured to generate a magnetic flux and generate an induction current in the conduction layer, a first magnetic-flux regulating section having a first magnetic flux concentration force and configured...

Image forming apparatus
10/23/14 - 20140314458 - An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion; and a fixing portion. The fixing portion includes a cylindrical film, a nip-forming member and a roller including a shaft portion and an elastic layer. The elastic layer contacts an outer surface of the film except an end region of the...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
10/23/14 - 20140314459 - A fixing device includes a first rotator, a second rotator pressed against the first rotator, and a heater to heat the first rotator. The heater includes an elongated substrate extending in an axial direction of the first rotator, a heat generator disposed on a surface of the substrate facing the...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
10/09/14 - 20140301760 - A fixing device includes a fixing roller, a pressure roller, and a regulation member. The fixing roller includes a roller member and a fixing belt. The roller member includes a shaft which extends in one direction and an elastic layer integrally formed on the shaft. Each regulation member has an...

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140294457 - Provided is a fixing device including a rotatable rotating member, a tubular member that is movable while coming into contact with the rotating member, a pressure member that is arranged inside the tubular member and nips a recording medium holding an unfixed toner image at a nip portion formed between...

Fusing device and eletrophotographic image forming apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140294458 - A fusing device according to an embodiment of the present general inventive concept includes a pressing unit, a heating fusing belt contacts an outer surface of the pressing unit and rotates, a nib forming unit contacts an inner surface of the heating fusing belt and forms a nib at a...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140294459 - A fixing device includes a heater, a first endless belt, a first back up member, and a second back up member. The first endless belt provides a nip region upon contacting with the heater, and is movable in a first direction. The first back up member provides a first position...

Fixing device
10/02/14 - 20140294460 - The present invention provides a fixing device that includes a heater, a first endless belt, a first roller, and a second roller. The first endless belt confronts the heater at a confronting part and providing a nip region upon contacting the heater. The first endless belt is movable in a...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140294461 - A fixing device includes an exciting coil and a heat generator disposed opposite the exciting coil. The heat generator includes a heat generation layer disposed opposite the exciting coil to generate heat by a magnetic flux from the exciting coil and a temperature sensitive magnetic body disposed opposite the exciting...

Fixing device provided with reinforced nip member
10/02/14 - 20140294462 - A fixing device may include a metal plate, an endless belt, a rotating body, and a stay. The metal plate may have a main part comprising a first end portion, a second end portion, and a center portion positioned therebetween and having rigidity higher than that of the first end...

Fixing device provided with rotating member having concave shape
10/02/14 - 20140294463 - The present invention provides a fixing device that may include a nip member, a rotating body and an endless belt. The endless belt may be in sliding contact with the nip member. The rotating body may constitute a nip region. The nip region may define a first, second and third...

Fixing device provided with stay having rigidity distribution
10/02/14 - 20140294464 - A fixing device may include a nip member, an endless belt, a rotating body, and a stay. The endless belt may be in sliding contact with the nip member. The rotating body may nip the endless belt to constitute a nip region. The stay may be disposed opposite to the...

Fixing device fixing transferred developing agent image to sheet
10/02/14 - 20140294465 - The present invention provides a fixing device that may include a nip member, an endless belt, a rotating member and a stay. The stay may have a first supporting face. The first supporting face may have a first downstream edge. The first downstream edge may have a first portion, a...

Fixing device having pressing members for pressing endless belt
10/02/14 - 20140294466 - A fixing device may include an endless belt configured to circularly move about an axis extending in an axial direction, a first pressing member and a second pressing member. The endless belt may have an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface, the outer peripheral surface having a first...

Fixing device provided with temperature detection unit
10/02/14 - 20140294467 - A fixing device may include: a nip member; an endless belt; a heater; a temperature detection unit; and a biasing member. The endless belt may circularly move such that an inner peripheral surface thereof may move in a sliding direction at a position in sliding contact with the nip member....

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
10/02/14 - 20140294468 - A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a heating source and a fixing roller. The fixing belt has a sheet passing part and a non-sheet passing part. The fixing roller includes an elastic layer including first and second elastic parts. The first elastic part is provided on an inner diameter...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
09/25/14 - 20140286683 - A fixing device includes a belt, a secured member, a support roller, a heating unit, and a pressure roller that is driven to rotate and has an elastic surface layer deformed when pressing the belt against the secured member so as to form a fixing portion. A recording medium that...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
09/25/14 - 20140286684 - A fixing device includes an endless belt, a heater disposed opposite the endless belt to heat the endless belt, and a pressing rotary body contacting an outer circumferential surface of the endless belt. A nip formation pad presses against the pressing rotary body via the endless belt to form a...

Fixing device having guide for guiding movement of fusing belt
09/25/14 - 20140286685 - A fixing device includes: a tubular member; a heater; a nip member including a base portion, a connecting portion, and a flange portion; a backup member; and a guide member. The tubular member is circularly movable in a circularly-moving direction. The guide member has a part positioned upstream of the...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270869 - A fixing device includes an endless belt member, a secured member disposed to contact the belt member, a heating unit that heats the belt member, and a rotary pressurizing roller including an elastic layer that is elastically deformed when the belt member is pressed against a pressing surface of the...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270870 - A fixing device includes: an endless belt member; a secured member disposed to contact the belt member; a support roller that rotatably supports the belt member; a heating unit that heats the belt member; and a rotary pressurizing roller that includes an elastic surface layer that is elastically deformed when...

Transport device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270871 - A transport device includes a belt-shaped member that is rotated so as to transport an object, a first support member that supports the belt-shaped member, an urging member extending in an axial direction of the first support member, and a conversion unit that converts a direction of an urging force...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270872 - A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a heater disposed opposite and heating the fixing rotary body. An opposed body contacts the fixing rotary body to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium is conveyed. A heat shield...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270873 - A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a heating roller and a fixing roller over which the fixing belt is looped, a pressure roller forming a fixing nip with the fixing belt, a pair of side plates, one of the side plates being disposed on each end of a shaft...

Image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270874 - An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; a charger; an irradiator; a development device having an accommodation unit to accommodate toner to obtain a visible image; a transfer device; and a fixing device to fix the visible image transferred onto a recording medium. The fixing device having a...

Pressure adjuster, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270875 - A pressure adjuster for changing pressure between a plurality of opposed bodies pressed against each other includes a cam rotatable in a given direction of rotation and having a top dead center on an outer circumferential surface thereof that is distanced farthest from a rotation axis of the cam. A...

Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270876 - A fixing member to fix toner on a recording medium includes a heat-resistant elastic layer and a release layer. The release layer includes a particle layer. The particle layer includes heat-resistant fine particles arranged in a surface direction on a surface of the heat-resistant elastic layer....

Image heating apparatus
09/11/14 - 20140255065 - An image heating apparatus includes: first and second rotatable members configured to form a nip for heating of a toner image on a sheet; a first unit configured to rotatably hold the first rotatable member; a second unit configured to rotatably hold the second rotatable member; and a pressing mechanism...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
09/04/14 - 20140248072 - A fixing device includes a support member disposed to support a nip formation member on an inner peripheral surface of a fixing belt. The support member includes a parallel portion that supports the nip formation member and extends parallel to a sheet transport direction in a nip portion, and a...

Fixing device
08/28/14 - 20140241765 - Provided is a fixing device including a transparent belt, a press roller that is rotated with being opposed to and contacting with the transparent belt, and transports a recording medium interposed therebetween, a press member-cum-optical system that contacts with the transparent belt from an opposite side to the press roller,...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus with same
08/28/14 - 20140241766 - A fixing device fixes an unfixed image onto a recording medium by heating the recording medium conveyed to a fixing nip. The fixing device includes a rotator, a belt rotatable by contacting the rotator, and a fixing nip-forming member provided inside a loop of the fixing belt to together form...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
08/28/14 - 20140241767 - A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring rotator, a pressing member, a heat source, a supporting member, and an end cap. The fixing belt is rotatably provided. The pressuring rotator is rotatably provided, and comes into pressure contact with the fixing belt to form a fixing nip between...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus
08/28/14 - 20140241768 - A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring rotator, a pressing member, a holding member, and an end cap. The fixing belt is rotatably provided. The pressuring rotator is rotatably provided, and comes into pressure contact with the fixing belt to form a fixing nip between the fixing belt...

Image heating apparatus, lubricant application system, lubricant application method, and lubricant container-applicator
08/28/14 - 20140241769 - An image heating apparatus to which a lubricant application container is dismountably mountable, the image heating apparatus includes an endless belt configured to heat, in a nip, a toner image on a sheet; a rotatable member cooperative with the belt to form the nip; an urging member extending in a...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
08/21/14 - 20140233994 - A fixing device includes a rotatable fixing member, a pressing member, and an induction heater. The induction heater includes an excitation coil, ferromagnetic cores, and a holder. The ferromagnetic cores include multiple arch cores and multiple side cores. The multiple arch cores are disposed facing an outer surface of a...

Fixing apparatus
08/21/14 - 20140233995 - A fixing apparatus includes a heater; a heater holding member for holding the heater; a temperature sensor, provided in contact with the heater through a hole provided in the heater holding member, for detecting a temperature of the heater; a holder for holding the sensor; and an urging member, provided...

Fuser for preventing excessive increased temperature in paper non-passing region
08/14/14 - 20140227014 - A fuser includes an endless heat generating part including a conductive layer, an induced current generating part to heat the conductive layer by electromagnetic induction, and a magnetic shunt metal member that is located at a side opposite to the induced current generating part across the heat generating part, forms...

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
08/07/14 - 20140219694 - A fixing device includes a rotator having a heat generation layer, an excitation coil to inductively heat the heat generation layer, ferromagnetic cores to direct magnetic flux arising from the excitation coil to the rotator, and a holder to hold the excitation coil and the ferromagnetic cores. In the fixing...

Fixing device including fixing belt with holes
08/07/14 - 20140219695 - A fixing device includes an endless fixing belt, a heating unit, a supporting member, and a pressure roller. The pressure roller sandwiches the fixing belt to form a fixing nip portion between the pressure roller and the fixing belt. The fixing device is configured to insert a recording medium into...

Fixing device having restricting member to restrict end face of endless belt
07/31/14 - 20140212189 - There is provided a fixing device that may include: an endless belt having an inner peripheral surface defining an internal space and configured to circularly move about a first axis extending in an axial direction; a heater and a nip plate extending through the internal space; a rotary body; a...

Fixing device having nip member provided with protruding portion
07/31/14 - 20140212190 - A fixing device may include: an endless belt circularly movable about a first axis extending in an axial direction; a nip member and a heater extending in an internal space defined by an inner peripheral surface of the endless belt; and a rotary body disposed to be opposite to the...

Sliding member for fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
07/24/14 - 20140205332 - Provided is a sliding member for a fixing device including in order a first fluororesin layer having a sliding surface dotted with recessed portions, a substrate, and a second fluororesin layer....

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same
07/24/14 - 20140205333 - A fixing device includes a rotary fixing member; a pressure roller pressed against the fixing member to form a nip in association with the fixing member; and an induction heater, as a heat source, to heat the fixing member. The induction heater includes an excitation coil to induction-heat the fixing...

Pressing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
07/24/14 - 20140205334 - A pressing member includes a heat resistant material, highly heat conductive needle shaped fillers included in the heat resistant material, and hole portions included in the heat resistant material. The pressing member is provided in a fixing device including a fixing member, a heating member to heat the fixing member,...

Fusing device and image forming device comprising the same
07/17/14 - 20140199100 - A fusing device with improved fusing performance to obtain superior gloss and gloss uniformity. The fusing device includes at least one heat source to generate heat, a fusing belt disposed near the heat source, a rotation unit contacting an outer circumference of the fusing belt, at least one pressurization unit...

Fixing apparatus
07/17/14 - 20140199101 - A fixing apparatus includes a back-up member contacting an inner surface of a cylindrical belt; a roller having an elastic layer and contacting an outer surface of the belt, the roller being cooperative with the back-up member to form a fixing nip between the belt and the roller. A sheet...

Heater and image heating apparatus including same
07/10/14 - 20140193182 - The image heating apparatus includes a heater that achieves even heat-generation distribution and suppression of a non-sheet feeding portion temperature increase when an image is printed on a sheet whose size is smaller than a maximum size for the apparatus, and an endless belt, wherein plural heat-generation resistive members having...

Fixing device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus having the same
07/03/14 - 20140186077 - A fixing device is provided. The fixing device includes a backup member that is disposed outside an endless belt that is flexible and rotates to rotate the endless belt, a nip forming member that is disposed inside the endless belt and faces the backup member to form a fixing nip,...

Fixing device
07/03/14 - 20140186078 - A fixing device includes a cylindrical film, a planar heater, a heat conduction member, a supporting member, a limiting member for limiting heater end portions with respect to a generatrix direction of the film so as to prevent the end portions from moving in a heater thickness direction relative to...

Heating device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
07/03/14 - 20140186079 - Provided is a heating device capable of suppressing a bias force toward a center in a longitudinal direction (center in a rotation axis direction) of a fixing film serving as a rotation member, thereby preventing film overlapping and sheet wrinkles. A sliding friction resistance in the rotation axis direction of...

Heating unit, method of manufacturing the same, fixing apparatus, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus using the fixing apparatus
06/26/14 - 20140178112 - The fixing apparatus includes a back-up member which is disposed outside a rotational and flexible endless belt and moves the endless belt, and a heating unit which is located inside the endless belt to face the back-up member and forms a fixing nip, and heats the endless belt at the...

Fixing device, image forming apparatus and oblique motion restraint member for a fixing belt
06/26/14 - 20140178113 - A fixing device includes a fixing belt configured to rotate about a specified rotation axis, and an oblique motion restraint member provided at an outer side of the fixing belt in a direction of the rotation axis and configured to restrain oblique motion of the fixing belt. The oblique motion...

Heater, image heating device with the heater and image forming apparatus therein
06/19/14 - 20140169846 - The heater is capable of improving heat generation uniformity in a sheet feeding area while suppressing the temperature rise of a non-sheet feeding portion. Each of heat generation lines includes a plurality of heat blocks in which a plurality of heat generating resistors are electrically connected in parallel between two...

Fuser to prevent fluttering of fixing belt
06/19/14 - 20140169847 - A fuser includes a fixing belt that is endless and includes a heat generating layer and circulates, an end restraining member that supports an end of the fixing belt, a heat generating source that is disposed around the fixing belt and heats the heat generating layer, an opposite part that...

Fixing device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus using the same
06/12/14 - 20140161497 - A fixing device and an image forming apparatus including the same are provided. The fixing device includes a rotatable endless belt passing through a fixing nip that is formed by a nip forming member and a backup member, and a first guide positioned inside the endless belt to guide the...

Image heating apparatus
06/12/14 - 20140161498 - The fixing apparatus includes a sleeve, a nip portion forming member that contacts an inner surface of the sleeve, a pressure member, and a regulation member for regulating movement of the sleeve, in which the regulation member includes a first surface and a second surface, in which the first surface...

Image heating apparatus
06/12/14 - 20140161499 - An image heating apparatus includes a cylindrical film; a roller contacting the film; a nip forming member contacting an inner surface of the film and cooperating with the roller to form a nip for nipping a sheet carrying an image; an opposing member opposing an inner surface of an end...