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Continuous Web patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

09/18/14 - 20140270869 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

09/18/14 - 20140270870 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

09/18/14 - 20140270871 - Transport device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
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...

09/18/14 - 20140270872 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

09/18/14 - 20140270873 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

09/18/14 - 20140270874 - Image forming apparatus
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...

09/18/14 - 20140270875 - Pressure adjuster, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
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...

09/18/14 - 20140270876 - Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
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....

09/11/14 - 20140255065 - Image heating apparatus
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...

09/04/14 - 20140248072 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

08/28/14 - 20140241765 - Fixing device
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,...

08/28/14 - 20140241766 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus with same
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...

08/28/14 - 20140241767 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

08/28/14 - 20140241768 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

08/28/14 - 20140241769 - Image heating apparatus, lubricant application system, lubricant application method, and lubricant container-applicator
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...

08/21/14 - 20140233994 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
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...

08/21/14 - 20140233995 - Fixing apparatus
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...

08/14/14 - 20140227014 - Fuser for preventing excessive increased temperature in paper non-passing region
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...

08/07/14 - 20140219694 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
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...

08/07/14 - 20140219695 - Fixing device including fixing belt with holes
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...

07/31/14 - 20140212189 - Fixing device having restricting member to restrict end face of endless belt
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...

07/31/14 - 20140212190 - Fixing device having nip member provided with protruding portion
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...

07/24/14 - 20140205332 - Sliding member for fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
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....

07/24/14 - 20140205333 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same
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...

07/24/14 - 20140205334 - Pressing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
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,...

07/17/14 - 20140199100 - Fusing device and image forming device comprising the same
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...

07/17/14 - 20140199101 - Fixing apparatus
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...

07/10/14 - 20140193182 - Heater and image heating apparatus including same
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...

07/03/14 - 20140186077 - Fixing device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus having the same
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,...

07/03/14 - 20140186078 - Fixing device
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...

07/03/14 - 20140186079 - Heating device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
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...

06/26/14 - 20140178112 - Heating unit, method of manufacturing the same, fixing apparatus, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus using the fixing apparatus
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...

06/26/14 - 20140178113 - Fixing device, image forming apparatus and oblique motion restraint member for a fixing belt
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...

06/19/14 - 20140169846 - Heater, image heating device with the heater and image forming apparatus therein
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...

06/19/14 - 20140169847 - Fuser to prevent fluttering of fixing belt
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161497 - Fixing device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus using the same
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161498 - Image heating apparatus
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161499 - Image heating apparatus
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...

06/05/14 - 20140153980 - Fixing device for fixing toner on sheet by heating toner, and image forming apparatus including fixing device
A secondary coil is attached to an end portion of a heating film. A space is formed inside a core member. A primary coil, which generates a magnetic field that causes the secondary coil to generate a current by electromagnetic induction, is arranged inside the space together with the secondary...

06/05/14 - 20140153981 - Image heating apparatus and image forming apparatus
An image heating apparatus includes: a rotatable heating member; a belt unit including an endless belt configured to heat the rotatable heating member, and a supporting portion configured to rotatably support an inner surface of the belt; a holding portion configured to rotatably hold the belt unit; a detecting portion...

06/05/14 - 20140153982 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a nip formation pad disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of an endless belt and a pressing rotary body pressed against the nip formation pad via the endless belt to form a fixing nip between the endless belt and the pressing rotary body, through which a...

06/05/14 - 20140153983 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a nip formation pad disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of an endless belt and pressing the endless belt against a pressing rotary body to form a fixing nip between the endless belt and the pressing rotary body. A recording medium is conveyed through the fixing...

06/05/14 - 20140153984 - Fixing device for efficiently heating of heating member
A fixing device includes a pressure member, a heating member, a coil, a first magnetic core, a second magnetic core, a shielding portion, and a switching belt. The second magnetic core is disposed to extend in a width direction in a hollow portion formed by the loop of the coil,...

06/05/14 - 20140153985 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including this fixing device
A fixing device includes a heating member pressed by a pressing member to form a nip part, an excitation coil generating a magnetic flux induction-heating the heating member, a magnetic core and a magnetism shielding member. The magnetic core is located opposite to the heating member across the excitation coil...

05/22/14 - 20140140742 - Fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus
A fixing apparatus includes a rotating unit, a pressing unit, an urging unit configured to urge a portion of the pressing unit towards the rotating unit to form a first nip between the rotating unit and the urged portion of the pressing unit, and a supporting unit disposed upstream of...

05/01/14 - 20140119787 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a nip formation pad contacting a part of an outer circumferential surface of an interior rotary body sliding thereover and a fixing belt looped over the interior rotary body and the nip formation pad. A pressing rotary body is pressed against the nip formation pad via...

05/01/14 - 20140119788 - Fusing device and image forming apparatus having the same
The heating roller includes a shaft formed in a cylindrical shape, a heat-generating layer disposed to surround the shaft and to generate heat to heat the recording medium passing through the fusing nip, an insulating layer disposed between the shaft and the heat-generating layer to electrically insulate the heat-generating layer...

04/24/14 - 20140112691 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a heat conductor disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of an endless belt to heat the endless belt. A nip formation pad is disposed opposite the inner circumferential surface of the endless belt and presses the endless belt against a pressing rotary body to form a...

04/17/14 - 20140105656 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes an endless belt that fixes toner onto a recording medium by heat, a heating member in the form of substantially a sheet that has flexibility and that heats the belt from inside a space enclosed by the belt, and a stationary member including a curved surface...

04/17/14 - 20140105657 - Belt driving device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A belt driving device includes an endless belt; support members that extend in a width direction of the endless belt and support the endless belt, the support members including a control member that controls the widthwise position of the endless belt; a support body that supports the support members; and...

04/17/14 - 20140105658 - Image heating apparatus
An image heating apparatus includes: an endless belt for heating a toner image on a recording material in a nip; an exciting coil for heating the belt by electromagnetic induction heating; rotatable driving member for forming the nip between itself and the belt and for rotationally driving the belt; a...