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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.

04/10/14 - 20140099147 - Fuser device and image forming apparatus
A fuser device includes a belt part rotating in a tension free state to carry a medium in a medium carrying direction, a first nip forming part arranged inside the belt part, a second nip forming part arranged outside the belt part sandwiching the belt part with the first nip...

04/03/14 - 20140093288 - Fixing device, image forming apparatus with same, and method of assembling fixing device
A fixing device fixes a toner image on a recording medium transported to a fixing nip by applying pressure and heat to the recording medium. The fixing device includes an endless belt formed into a loop with both ends bonded together, the belt accommodating a heat source inside thereof, a...

04/03/14 - 20140093289 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus has a system velocity of 400 to 1,700 mm/sec and includes a fixing belt including a base layer; a silicon rubber layer; and a fluorine resin layer. A thickness L2 of the fluorine resin layer is in range of 2≦L2≦20 μm. A thickness L1 of the...

04/03/14 - 20140093290 - Fixation apparatus and image formation apparatus
A fixation apparatus for fixing a developer image to a recording medium includes: a fixation belt; a heater member configured to generate heat by a resistance heating element and heat the fixation belt; and a pressurization member provided at a position opposed to the fixation belt with the heater member...

03/27/14 - 20140086648 - Fixing device
A fixing device configured to thermally fix a developing agent image to a recording sheet includes a fixing belt having a tubular shape defining an inner space, a heat generating member and a nip plate which are disposed in the inner space, and a rotating member disposed outside the inner...

03/27/14 - 20140086649 - Fixing device
A fixing device configured to thermally fix a developing agent image to a recording sheet includes a fixing belt having a tubular shape defining an inner space, a heat generating member, a nip member, and a stay which are disposed in the inner space of the fixing belt, and a...

03/27/14 - 20140086650 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device and An image forming apparatus include: a first pressure roller having an elastic layer in a surface layer section; a fixing belt wound on the elastic layer of the first pressure roller; a second pressure roller that presses the elastic layer of the first pressure roller via...

03/20/14 - 20140079453 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body and a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotary body. A heat shield is movable in a circumferential direction of the fixing rotary body and interposed between the heater and the fixing rotary body to shield the fixing rotary body from the heater....

03/20/14 - 20140079454 - Heat-generation belt, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
An endless heat-generation belt 10 includes a heat-generation layer 11 and a pair of metal electrodes 12 and 12. The heat-generation layer 11 is composed of an electroconductive resin composition and the heat-generation layer 11 can be heated by supplying electricity. The metal electrode 12 is bonded to the heat-generation...

03/20/14 - 20140079455 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device included in an image forming apparatus includes a fixing rotary body, a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotary body, an opposed body contacting an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotary body, a reflector disposed opposite the heater, and a heat shield disposed between the heater and...

03/13/14 - 20140072352 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing member that fixes toner on a recording material; a magnetic-field-producing unit including an exciting member that produces an alternating-current magnetic field, and first magnetic-circuit-producing members that each produce a magnetic circuit of the alternating-current magnetic field and are provided at a predetermined first interval...

03/13/14 - 20140072353 - Fusing apparatus and method
A fusing apparatus including a heating unit including a heater having a substantially flat shape; a nip forming unit which faces the heating unit and forms a fusing nip with the heating unit; and a driving unit which moves the heating unit to alternately repeat a forward motion whereby the...

03/13/14 - 20140072354 - Fixing unit, image forming apparatus incorporating the fixing unit, and image forming method
A fixing unit includes an endless belt unit accommodating a heat source, a pressure roller to rotate in contact with the fixing belt unit forming a pressure border therebetween, and a heat transfer member heated by the heat source to heat the fixing belt unit. The heat transfer member is...

03/13/14 - 20140072355 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a rotatable fixing member; a heating source configured to heat the fixing member; an opposing member configured to come into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the fixing member to form a nip portion; and a shielding member configured to block heat from the heating...

03/13/14 - 20140072356 - Fusion device and image forming apparatus
A fusion device for fusing a developer image on a medium includes a first belt member that has an endless shape, a first roller and a second roller arranged on an upstream side of the first roller in a medium carrying direction, and a pressure application part arranged on the...

03/13/14 - 20140072357 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus with same
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form a toner image on a recording medium and a fixing device. The fixing device includes a fixing belt to fix a toner image onto a recording medium transported to a fixing nip, a pressing member pressed against the fixing...

03/06/14 - 20140064803 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body that heats and pressurizes, together with a recording medium, toner having particle diameter of 4.5 [μm] or less and a softening point of 100 [° C.] or higher and 125 [° C.] or lower to fix the toner on the recording medium,...

03/06/14 - 20140064804 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same
A fixing device includes a rotary fixing member, a heater, a pressing member, a nip formation member, a reinforcement member, a sliding sheet, and a holding member. The nip formation member is disposed at an inner circumferential side of the fixing member and pressed by the pressing member via the...

03/06/14 - 20140064805 - Image heating apparatus
An image heating apparatus includes an image heating roller; an excitation coil provided outside of the roller for causing electromagnetic induction heat generation in the roller; a magnetic core, provided opposed to the roller through the excitation coil, for directing a magnetic flux produced by the excitation coil to the...

03/06/14 - 20140064806 - Image heating device
An image heating device includes a rotatable heating member configured to heat a toner image formed on a sheet with a toner containing a wax component, an exciting coil arranged outside the rotatable heating member and configured to generate a magnetic flux for subjecting the rotatable heating member to electromagnetic...

02/27/14 - 20140056625 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus and method with same
A fixing unit includes an endless belt accommodating a heat source inside a loop formed by the endless belt, a rotary pressing member rotating in contact with the endless belt in a pressure contact section, and a heat transfer member secured to a side plate within the loop of the...

02/27/14 - 20140056626 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device employing resistance heating system includes: a fixing roller being loosely inserted into an endless fixing belt; a pressure member being in pressure-contact with the fixing belt to form fixing nip; meandering prevention members preventing the fixing belt from meandering; prevention member holders holding the meandering prevention members...

02/06/14 - 20140037348 - Image heating apparatus and heater used in the apparatus
An image heating apparatus includes: an endless belt; a heater, contacted to a surface of the endless belt, provided so that a longitudinal direction thereof is parallel to a generating line direction of the endless belt; and a pressing member for forming a nip together with the endless belt. The...

01/30/14 - 20140029994 - Image heating apparatus
An image heating apparatus includes a rotatable heating member; an coil provided outside the heating member and configured to generate heat by electromagnetic induction in the heating member; a coil holder configured to hold the coil; a plurality of magnetic cores arranged opposed to the heating member along a longitudinal...

01/23/14 - 20140023413 - Image heating apparatus
The image heating apparatus, for heating a toner image while conveying a recording material bearing the toner image at a nip portion, includes a rotary member in contact with the toner image, an endless belt, and a nip portion forming member that is in contact with the inner surface of...

01/16/14 - 20140016971 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body rotatable in a given direction of rotation and a pressing rotary body pressed against the fixing rotary body to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A heater is disposed inside the fixing...

01/16/14 - 20140016972 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a rotatable, endless belt, a stationary heater, a stationary pad, a rotatable pressure member, and a heat conductive member. The rotatable, endless belt is looped into a generally cylindrical configuration. The stationary heater is disposed inside the loop of the belt to radiate heat to the...

01/09/14 - 20140010578 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same
A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressing member, a stationary member, a metal member, flanges, a first heater, and a second heater. The pressing member is rotatably pressed against an outer circumferential surface of the fixing member to form a nip therebetween. The metal member is fixedly disposed...

01/02/14 - 20140003847 - Fixing device
A fixing device configured to fix a toner image on a recording material by heating while conveying the recording material that bears the toner image by a nip portion, the fixing device includes a fixing roller having a rubber layer, a rotating member configured to form a contact portion between...

12/26/13 - 20130343790 - Heater and image heating device having same heater
The present invention is directed to providing a heater in which uniformity of a temperature distribution in a widthwise direction of the heater can be improved while inhibiting a temperature rise of a non-sheet-passing part, and an image heating device equipped with the heater. In a first heat-generation line and...

12/26/13 - 20130343791 - Heater and image heating device including the same
In order to suppress excessive temperature rise at a non-sheet-passing region while suppressing the deterioration of fixability in case of heating small size sheets, a heater includes a first heat-generation line and a second heat-generation line, which are independently controllable, wherein the first heat-generation line is configured so that a...

12/19/13 - 20130336690 - Apparatus, method and system for controlling nip geometry in a printing system
An apparatus, system and method are provided for fusing an image to a substrate at a fusing nip defined by a first pressure member and a pressure belt in a belt-roll fuser. The belt-roll fuser has a fuser belt having a portion that faces a surface of the first pressure...

12/19/13 - 20130336691 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus having the same
A fixing device 5 includes a belt drive assist mechanism 70 configured to rotationally drive a fixing belt 26. The belt drive assist mechanism 70 is in contact with an inner surface of the fixing belt 26 and an outer diameter of an outer circumferential surface 71a is smaller than...

12/12/13 - 20130330111 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a rotatable, flexible fuser belt, a fuser pad, and a pressure member. The rotatable, flexible fuser belt is looped into a generally cylindrical configuration. The fuser pad extends in an axial, longitudinal direction thereof inside the loop of the fuser belt. The pressure member extends in...

12/05/13 - 20130322936 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a rotatable body; a rotatable endless belt having inner and outer peripheral surfaces; a first presser portion within the inner peripheral surface and pressing the outer peripheral surface onto the rotatable body to form a first nip, through which a recording medium passes, between the endless...

12/05/13 - 20130322937 - Fixing device having end-face restricting members applied with lubricant
A fixing device includes: a flexible tubular member defining an axis extending in an axial direction; a first fixing member; a second fixing member configured to nip the tubular member in cooperation with the first fixing member; and a pair of restricting members disposed to interpose the tubular member therebetween...

12/05/13 - 20130322938 - Fixing device having base tube with rough surface
A fixing device includes: a flexible tubular member defining an internal space and extending in an axial direction; a first fixing member disposed at the internal space; and a second fixing member configured to nip the flexible tubular member in cooperation with the first fixing member. The flexible tubular member...

12/05/13 - 20130322939 - Thermal fixing device having sealing member
A thermal fixing device includes a tubular member, an internal thermal fixing assembly, and an external thermal fixing member. The internal fixing assembly is positioned in an internal space of the tubular member and includes a frame, a thread member threadingly engaged with the frame, a fixed assembly fixed to...

12/05/13 - 20130322940 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a heating rotatable body; a rotatable endless belt having inner and outer peripheral surfaces; and a presser component having first and second presser portions and a recess. The first presser portion is provided within the inner peripheral surface and presses the outer peripheral surface onto the...

11/28/13 - 20130315637 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes: a fixing member that transports a recording medium on which a toner image has been transferred to fix the toner image to the recording medium; an endless belt member that rotates with a front surface of the belt member contacting the fixing member; a guide member...

11/21/13 - 20130308990 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes an endless belt formed into a loop and rotatable in a given direction of rotation. An opposed rotary body contacts the endless belt to form a fixing nip therebetween through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A heater is disposed in proximity...

10/31/13 - 20130287459 - Fixing device
A fixing device for thermally fixing an image to a sheet includes: a tubular flexible member; a nip member; a heater; a reflection member; a backup member; and a temperature sensor. The tubular flexible member has an inner peripheral surface defining an internal space. The nip member is disposed in...

10/24/13 - 20130279955 - Fixing device
A fixing device may include an endless fixing belt, a facing member facing an outer surface of the fixing belt, a nip member configured to contact an inner surface of the fixing belt to form a nip portion where the fixing belt and the facing member are in contact with...

10/24/13 - 20130279956 - Image heating apparatus
An image heating apparatus includes an endless belt for heating an image on a sheet in a nip; a supporting roller for rotatably supporting the endless belt; a displacing mechanism for displacing the supporting roller so as to maintain the endless belt in a predetermined zone in a widthwise direction;...

10/24/13 - 20130279957 - Fusing device and image forming apparatus including the same
A fusing device includes a regulating member and a switching mechanism. The regulating member has a flat surface and an arc-shaped surface and regulates a nip formed by a belt and a roller. The switching mechanism switches the fusing device between a first mode and a second mode in which...

10/17/13 - 20130272757 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a rotatable endless belt, a heating source that heats the belt, a pad member having a sliding surface abutting on an inner surface of the belt, and a pressure roller that presses an outer surface of the belt toward the sliding surface and rotates to rotate...

10/17/13 - 20130272758 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a heating member heating a recording medium to fix a developer image thereto; an endless heating belt rotatably wrapped around the heating member and heating the medium; a rotating member around which the belt is wrapped and having a fixed first axial end; a position detecting...

10/17/13 - 20130272759 - Image heating apparatus and image forming apparatus
An inner heating member is disposed in contact with an inner circumferential surface of a heating belt and an outer heating member is disposed in contact with an outer circumferential surface of the heating belt to heat the heating belt. A restricting member configured to restrict an orbit of the...

10/17/13 - 20130272760 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus using the fixing device
A fixing device including an endless belt; a pressing pad located inside the endless belt; a pressing roller pressed toward the pressing pad with the endless belt therebetween to form a fixing nip; an internal guide to position the endless belt; and an external guide, which is contacted with an...

10/17/13 - 20130272761 - Fixing apparatus
With a fixing apparatus, a shape of a folded portion on the side of a pressure roller of a sliding contact sheet is folded along a shape of the pressure roller, thereby uniformizing a longitudinal pressure distribution and preventing an uneven-gloss image due to pressure reduction....

10/17/13 - 20130272762 - Image heating apparatus
The image heating apparatus includes an endless belt, a roller which contacts an outer face of the belt, a nip portion forming unit which contacts an inner face of the belt, and forms a nip portion with the roller, for nipping and conveying a recording material, the nip portion forming...