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9040877 Heating apparatus  
The heating apparatus of a surface-heating type, includes a rotary member, an opposing member that forms a nip with respect to the rotary member, and a heating member for heating a portion of a...
9042761 Fixing device and image forming apparatus  
A fixing device capable of shifting to a sleep state includes a heat source; a rotatable fixing member that is partly heated by the heat source to heat an unfixed image carrying surface of a...
9037063 Method of forming thin resistive heating layer, heating member including the thin resistive heating layer, and fusing unit including the heating member  
A method of forming a thin film resistive heating layer, the method including: forming a polymer layer by extruding a polymer paste, in which an electrically conductive filler is dispersed, by...
8971744 Image heating apparatus  
The image heating apparatus includes an unit for spacing each of a buck-up member and a pressure roller apart from a flexible belt member which is electrified to generate heat, or heated by a...
8965230 Fixing device  
A fixing device includes a rotatable fuser member, a rotatable pressure member, a heater, and a controller. The rotatable fuser member is subjected to heating. The rotatable pressure member is...
8965261 Image heating apparatus  
An image heating apparatus includes a rotatable endless belt, an opposing member forming a nip together with an outer surface of the belt, and a non-rotatable pressure applying member that...
8965258 Fixing device including a guide member for guiding a sheet to a fixing area and image forming apparatus including the same  
A fixing device includes a pair of fixing members and a guide member. The guide member includes a guide plate having a guide surface, a back surface when the guide surface is defined as a front...
8958733 Fixing pressure member and production method therefor  
The disclosed fixing pressure member has a simple structure, is produced through simplified production processes, causes no problem due to continued use thereof, and exhibits excellent durability....
8939066 Conveyor oven with doors and sensors and mehod of operating same  
A reliable conveyor oven minimizes escape of heat by minimizing the time that inlet and outlet openings appear in the baking oven. This may reduce energy consumption by 25%. The baking oven may...
8942589 Fixing apparatus  
A fixing apparatus includes a film, a heater that contacts the inner face of the film and is capable of changing heat distribution, and a pressure member that forms the nip portion with the heater...
8929761 Image forming method and apparatus having induction heat fixing device with temperature sensing of switching element  
An image forming apparatus uses a switching element to switch current flowing to an excitation coil, so that a heating layer in a fixing member produces heat that fixes an image to a transported...
8923739 Fixing device and image forming apparatus including the same  
A fixing device includes a coil provided along an outer surface of a heating member to generate a magnetic flux for induction heating, a coil holding portion on which the coil is mounted, a core...
8918001 Fixing apparatus  
A fixing apparatus includes: two rotatable members, for forming a nip, including a region where an outer diameter is increased from a longitudinal central portion toward a longitudinal end...
8918043 Image heating apparatus  
An image heating apparatus includes; an endless belt; a plate-like heater slidable on an inner surface of the belt; a driving roller, opposed to the heater through the belt, for rotating the belt...
8913936 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...
8913910 Fixing device  
A fixing device includes a fixing belt including a metal layer, a pressing member to form a nip between the pressing member and the fixing belt, an induction current generating coil that faces an...
8909115 Fixing device having members to restrict end faces of tubular member  
A fixing device for thermally fixing a developing agent image to a sheet includes: a flexible tubular member having an inner peripheral surface, the tubular member defining an axis extending in an...
8884192 Heater and image heating apparatus having the heater installed therein  
The image heating apparatus includes first and second lines having a first and second heat generation blocks, the first and second lines being disposed at different positions in a transverse...
8872072 Heat-producing element for fixing device and image forming apparatus  
A heat-producing element for a fixing device to carry out heat-fixing after a toner image having been formed using a pulverized toner is transferred on an image support, a heat-producing element...
8872073 Image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus includes a heat source of a fixing device to heat when an alternate current signal is supplied thereto; a conduction control circuit for controlling an alternate current...
8859940 Image heating apparatus  
The image heating apparatus includes first and heat generation member, a connection state switching section switching the first and second heat generation members between a serial connection state...
8849171 Device and method to fix print images with a porous burner in a drying chamber  
In a device or method to fix print images on a recording material, a printing fluid comprising a carrier fluid and chromophoric solid particles are applied to the recording material, the...
8841587 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...
8843044 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same  
A fixing device includes a frame, a tubular heat pipe, a flexible fuser belt, a fuser pad, a pressure member, and a deformation relief mechanism. The heat pipe extends in an axial direction. The...
8835815 Heater control device, image forming apparatus, and heater controlling method  
A heater control device comprising: a storage unit that stores therein a turn-on pattern of a heater specified in units of a predetermined control cycle including a plurality of half-wavelengths...
8818253 Fixing device and image forming apparatus  
A fixing device includes an endless belt, a fixing rotating body that fixes, in cooperation with the belt, a toner image formed on a recording medium nipped between the fixing rotating body and...
8811876 Image heating apparatus  
The image heating apparatus includes an endless belt, a heater placed in contact with an inner surface of the endless belt, a holder made of resin, adapted to hold the heater, and provided with a...
8811874 Belt device with mechanism capable of minimizing increase of rotation torque of endless belt and fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same  
A belt device includes a flange assembly including a tube inserted into a loop formed by an endless belt at each lateral end of the endless belt in an axial direction thereof and a slip ring...
8803038 Apparatus for image formation  
An apparatus for image formation comprises a fixing unit, first to fourth switching units, a DC power supply unit, an accumulating unit, a charging unit, and a switching control unit. The first...
8791390 Image heating apparatus  
An image heating apparatus includes an endless belt; first, second, third and fourth resistors having resistances R1, R2, R3 and R4, arranged in this order from an upstream side in a feeding...
8737877 Fixing device having adjustment mechanism for adjusting sheet discharging direction  
A fixing device for thermally fixing a developer image to a sheet fed in a sheet feeding direction includes: a tubular flexible fusing member; a heater; a nip member; a resiliently deformable...
8712273 Fixing apparatus  
The present disclosure is directed to enhance thermal efficiency of a fixing apparatus while a belt of the apparatus is heated, the fixing apparatus including: a belt including a plurality of...
8705245 Sensor device and method for manufacture  
A sensor device has a ceramic carrier substrate. At least two conductor tracks are arranged on the carrier substrate. The sensor device has at least one ceramic component that is in the form of a...
8698046 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...
8682191 Image forming apparatus with controllable fixing pressure and computer-readable medium stored with image forming program  
There is provided an image forming apparatus including: a forming section that, based on image forming data including image data of an image to be formed on paper and paper data relating to the...
8669495 Heater having heat generating resistor on substrate and image heating apparatus mounting heater thereon  
The heating apparatus comprises a substrate extending in one direction and a plurality of heat generating members provided on one surface of the substrate along a longitudinal direction thereof...
8666268 Fixing device, image forming apparatus and heat generating rotational body  
The present invention provides a fixing device that can interrupt power supply to the resistive heat layer more reliably than the conventional technology, for example, at occurrence of...
8660414 Thermal processor employing radiant heater  
A thermal processor including a rotatable hollow drum including a drum core having an interior surface and an exterior surface, and a radiant heater positioned within an interior of the drum and...
8653422 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...
8649721 Processing apparatus and cartridge  
A surface processing apparatus includes a heating unit and a detachably mountable film cartridge. The film cartridge is provided with a first opening portion into which the heating unit proceeds,...
8642927 Heater and image heating apparatus having the heater installed therein  
The image heating apparatus includes first and second lines having a first and second heat generation blocks, the first and second lines being disposed at different positions in a transverse...
8644747 Heating device, image forming apparatus, heating member and mounting method  
A heating device including a heating member that heats a recording medium; a pressure unit that applies pressure to the heating member; and a rotation member that is mounted to the heating member....
8634740 Fixing device and image formation device  
A fixing device includes an endless belt with a resistance heating layer, a pressure roller fitting loosely in a belt circulation path, and a pressing roller pressing the pressure roller through...
8628188 Drying apparatus and printing apparatus  
The invention provides an apparatus including: a rotatable belt having an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface partially coming into contact with a sheet; a plurality of rollers...
8626046 Image heating apparatus, pressure roller to be used in the image heating apparatus, and manufacturing method for the pressure roller  
The image heating apparatus includes a rubber layer and a resin tube layer on a metal core. The rubber layer includes a solid rubber layer having a thermal conductivity in a thickness direction of...
8616878 Adhesive label manufacturing device and adhesive label manufacturing method  
A heat-sensitive adhesive label manufacturing device has a thermal head for heating and thermally activating the heat-sensitive adhesive layer of a heat-sensitive adhesive sheet, and a platen...
8602955 Furnace roller assembly  
A furnace roller assembly is provided with a helically shaped shaft-offset and metal product contact surface assembly wound around a furnace roller shaft. A corebuster may be provided within the...
8600259 Image forming apparatus fixing a toner image on recording material with a fixing portion having a fixing sleeve and pressing roller, at least one of which is grounded  
An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearer bearing a toner image; a transferer transferring the toner image from the image bearer onto a recording material and including a transfer...
8600254 Fixing device  
A fixing device includes a fixing belt including a metal layer, a pressing member to form a nip between the pressing member and the fixing belt, an induction current generating coil that faces an...
8592726 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...