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9014608 Image heating apparatus  
An image heating apparatus for heating a recording material, on which a toner image is carried, while conveying the recording material in a nip includes: a fixing roller including a metal core, a...
9012025 Fuser member  
The present teachings disclose a fuser member comprising a substrate, a functional layer disposed on the substrate and an outer layer disposed on the functional layer. The outer layer comprises a...
9002253 Heating member and fusing device including the same  
A heating member includes: a resistive heating layer including: a medium-passing area, and non-medium-passing areas respectively on opposing sides of the medium-passing area at opposing side...
9002254 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.
8995897 Fuser member  
There is disclosed a fuser member include a substrate layer and a release layer disposed on the substrate layer. The release layer includes a plurality polyimide particles dispersed in a...
8971781 Roller for image-forming apparatus and process for producing the same  
Provided is a roller for an image-forming apparatus which includes a base member and a fluororesin layer provided on an outer circumferential surface of the base member directly or through an...
8965262 Fixing member, method of producing fixing member, and fixing device  
When filler particles are added to a surface layer of a fixing member in order to enhance a toner releasing property, if the filler particles are randomly oriented, chemical affinity between the...
8958736 Fixing apparatus and electrophotographic image forming apparatus including the same  
A fixing apparatus includes a heating roller and a nip forming unit facing the heating roller to form a fixing nip. The heating roller includes a resistive heating layer receiving an electric...
8958735 Rotational heating member, and image heating apparatus having rotational heating member  
An image heating rotatable member for heating an image on a recording material, comprising a base layer; a heat generation layer, provided on the base layer, for generating heat by being supplied...
8948673 Fixing-unit roller, fixing unit, and image forming apparatus including an elastic layer  
A fixing-unit roller includes: a core bar; and an elastic layer formed on an outer peripheral surface of the core bar. The elastic layer is formed from a porous material that contains a plurality...
8942613 Sliding member for fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus  
A sliding member for a fixing device includes at least a fluororesin layer that has a sliding surface, the sliding surface having a plurality of recesses that are dotted over the sliding surface,...
8934826 Surface tension interference coating process for precise feature control  
A member useful in printing including a substrate useful in printing, a first coating deposited on the substrate, the first coating having a first surface tension and forming an edge, a second...
8929792 Fuser member  
A fuser member having a substrate and a polyimide aerogel layer disposed on the substrate is shown. The polyimide aerogel layer has a porosity of from about 50 percent to about 95 percent. A...
8918041 Fixing device including a belt holder configured to maintain a shape of a fixing belt and image forming apparatus incorporating same  
A fixing device includes a flexible fuser belt, a stationary, tubular belt holder, a heater, a stationary fuser pad, and a rotatable pressure member. The flexible fuser belt is looped into a...
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...
8913939 Pressing member for fixing, fixing device, and image-forming apparatus  
A pressing member for fixing includes a substantially cylindrical substrate; a first layer that is disposed on an outer surface of the substrate, that contains bubbles, and that is elastic; a...
8913940 Fixing device and image forming apparatus  
A fixing device includes a solid or hollow cylindrical heating member that heats a recording medium and has recesses or projections provided at axial ends thereof, over the entire outer...
8913937 Roller for fixing apparatus, and image heating apparatus having roller for image fixing apparatus  
A roller for a fixing device includes a foam layer; an elastic layer containing a thermo-conductive filler and provided outside of the foam layer; a middle layer provided between the foam layer and...
8913938 Fixing device and image formation apparatus  
A fixing device comprising: an endless fixing belt having a multilayer structure including a non-magnetic conductive layer and a first magnetic conductive layer, the non-magnetic conductive layer...
8909119 Fixing member and manufacturing method thereof  
A fixing member includes an elastic layer and a toner parting layer. The elastic layer includes a laser-irradiated region formed by being irradiated at longitudinal end portions of the elastic...
8906513 Fuser member  
The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes a substrate layer comprising a polyamideimide/polybenzimidazole polymer blend. A method of manufacturing the fuser member is...
8897687 Fixing device with presser component including a recess and image forming apparatus including the same  
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...
8892019 Image forming apparatus and gloss control method  
An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording medium includes a fixing unit configured to fix on a recording medium, a toner image formed on the recording medium, through heating...
8886106 Intermediate transfer belt and method for producing the same  
An object is to provide an intermediate transfer belt and a method for producing the same which inhibits fine toner dots in white area in an environment of low temperature and low humidity and...
8886105 Pressure roller and fixing device equipped with the same  
A pressure roller for use in a fixing device includes a core metal, an elastic layer, a releasing layer, and an adhesive layer configured to cause the elastic layer and the releasing layer to...
8886098 Apparatus and method to control media wrinkling through roll flaring  
According to aspects of the embodiments, an electrophotographic system utilizing a belt roll fuser mechanism which inhibits or minimizes wrinkling or slipping of printed media through the fuser is...
8879975 Fuser member  
There is disclosed a fuser member that includes a substrate layer and a surface layer disposed on the substrate layer. The surface layer includes a fluoropolymer having dispersed therein...
8874018 Fixing device having pressing unit with carbon nano tube heating layer  
An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device that includes a heating unit which comprises a first heat source to heat an unfixed image on a print medium, and a pressing unit which forms a...
8867943 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same  
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body inside which a heat generator is disposed and an exciting coil unit disposed opposite the heat generator via the fixing rotary body. A first moving...
8846196 Fuser member  
The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes an outer layer comprising a composite of a fluoropolymer and a networked siloxyfluorocarbon polymer.
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...
8840998 Imaging device components comprised of hydrophobic carbon nanotubes  
An electrophotographic imaging device includes a charging device, a cleaning device, and a fuser member that each include hydrophobic carbon nanotubes. The use of hydrophobic carbon nanotubes can...
8835010 Belt member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus  
Disclosed are a belt member having high wear resistance and thereby capable of maintaining its initial surface properties for a long period of time and a fixing device provided with, the belt...
8828514 Fluororesin tube and rotary member for fixing device  
Provided are a fluororesin tube that has substantially no scratches formed during manufacturing, and a rotary member for a fixing device, the rotary member obtained by using the fluororesin tube....
8831499 Thermally conductive silicone rubber sponge composition and fixing roll  
A thermally conductive silicone rubber sponge composition which is composed of 100 parts by weight of heat-curable organopolysiloxane composition, 0.1 to 50 parts by weight of organic resin hollow...
8824945 Metallic nanoparticle reinforced polyimide for fuser belt with high thermal conductivity  
A fuser belt for an electrostatographic device and methods for making the fuser belt can include the use of a polyimide and a plurality of copper nanoparticles. The use of copper nanoparticles can...
8824946 Urethane resin laminate, fixing roll, fixing belt, image fixing device, transparent plate for platen, document reader, and image forming apparatus  
A urethane resin laminate includes a substrate material having a contact angle of water in the surface of the substrate material being from 0 degree to 90 degrees, an inner urethane resin layer,...
8811872 Image heating apparatus, film used for the apparatus, and manufacturing method of flexible resin material for the film  
An image heating apparatus, for heating, in a nip, a recording material for carrying a toner image while conveying the recording material, includes a flexible cylindrical film; a nip-forming member...
8809752 Booster circuit for enhanced induction heating unit, power-supply unit, and image forming apparatus using the same  
A boosting circuit includes a switch element, a first coil, a second coil, and a capacitor. The switch element generates a first alternating current voltage having a first frequency from a direct...
8805260 Fixing device, image formation apparatus, and method of manufacturing fixing roller  
A fixing device includes a fixing roller configured to be heated by a heat source, and a pressure roller configured to be in pressure-contact with the fixing roller. The fixing roller includes a...
8787808 Fixing device including fixing members for applying pressure on a conveyed sheet  
There are provided two members which respectively have a form of a cylindrical roller or an endless belt and which are put in pressure contact with each other so as to form a nip section for...
8787810 Fixing rotating member and fixing device equipped with the same  
A fixing rotating member configured to, together with a pressure member, pinch and transport a recording material carrying an image includes a base material and a releasing layer, wherein the...
8787809 Pressure members comprising CNT/PFA nanocomposite coatings  
Exemplary embodiments provide a pressure member used in electrophotographic printing devices, wherein the pressure member can include a coated outermost layer containing fluoropolymers and carbon...
8781364 Replacement fixing belt and method of replacing a fixing belt  
A replacement fixing belt to be used in a fixing apparatus, the replacement fixing belt including: an endless base layer; a toner releasing layer provided on a surface of the replacement fixing...
8781383 Fuser topcoat comprising electrospun non-woven polymer nanofabrics  
Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for a non-woven fabric, a fuser member, and a fusing apparatus used in electrophotographic printing devices, wherein the non-woven fabric can be...
8755725 Fixing device having flexible fusing member  
A fixing device includes a tubular flexible fusing member, a heater, a nip member, a backup member, and a restricting member. The fusing member is rotatable about a rotational axis defining an...
8750776 Fixing roller, and fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same  
A fixing roller includes a fixing sleeve including a heat generating layer; and a support roll inserted into the fixing sleeve to support the fixing sleeve and including a foam layer constituting...
8737894 Fixing device having flexible fusing member  
A fixing device includes a tubular flexible metallic fusing member, a heater, a nip member, and a backup member. The fusing member has an inner peripheral surface defining an internal space. The...
8731452 Bionanocomposite fuser topcoats comprising nanosized cellulosic particles  
Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for a fuser member used in electrophotographic devices, wherein the fuser member can include an outermost layer containing a plurality of...
8725051 Heat-producing fixing belt and image forming apparatus using the same  
Disclosed is a heat-producing fixing belt of a cylindrical shape which is composed of a heat-producing layer, an elastic layer, and a releasing layer in this sequential order from the inner side,...