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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.

10/09/14 - 20140301760 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294457 - Fixing device, and image forming apparatus
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294458 - Fusing device and eletrophotographic image forming apparatus
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294459 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294460 - Fixing device
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294461 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294462 - Fixing device provided with reinforced nip member
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294463 - Fixing device provided with rotating member having concave shape
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294464 - Fixing device provided with stay having rigidity distribution
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294465 - Fixing device fixing transferred developing agent image to sheet
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294466 - Fixing device having pressing members for pressing endless belt
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...

10/02/14 - 20140294467 - Fixing device provided with temperature detection unit
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....

10/02/14 - 20140294468 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

09/25/14 - 20140286683 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

09/25/14 - 20140286684 - Fixing device and image forming apparatus
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...

09/25/14 - 20140286685 - Fixing device having guide for guiding movement of fusing belt
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...

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...