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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,...
8725050 Sliding member for fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus  
A sliding member for a fixing device includes a base body and a sliding sheet that is disposed on the surface of the base body and is made of cross-linked polytetrafluoroethylene provided with...
8718526 High fusing performance externally heated fuser roller  
An externally heated fuser roller to achieve good fusing performance, long life and relatively quick warm-up time. The fuser roller is made up of a metal core, an insulation elastic layer, a heat...
8718522 Layer transfusion with part heating for additive manufacturing  
An additive manufacturing system comprising a transfer medium configured to receive the layers from a imaging engine, a heater configured to heat the layers on the transfer medium, and a layer...
8712307 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, and a releasing layer. The releasing layer is made of at least one fluorine resin selected from among...
8712304 Fuser member  
The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes a substrate layer having a polyimide polymer and a fluoro acid. A method of manufacturing a fuser member is also described.
8706014 Fixing unit and image forming apparatus reducing occurrence of wrinkles on recording medium  
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms a developer image on a recording medium using a developer, and a fixing unit that fixes the developer image to the recording...
8706016 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating the fixing device  
An elastic layer is provided on a surface of one of a metal core and a substrate. A fixing member and a pressure member press into each other and collectively create a nip therebetween. A toner...
8688023 Pressing roller and image heating device using the pressing roller  
A pressing roller includes a metal core and an elastic layer containing a needle-like filler which has an average length of 0.05 mm or more and 1 mm or less and a thermal conductivity of 500 W/(mK)...
8687995 Fusing device of an electrophotography image forming apparatus including a heating roller  
A heating roller including a resistive heating layer and a fusing device including the heating roller. By separately disposing a plurality of electrodes in an axis direction of the heating roller,...
8676106 Image heating member, and image heating apparatus having image heating station  
An endless fixing belt includes a heat generation layer configured to generate heat by energization, a rubber layer provided on the heat generation layer, a fluorine resin layer provided on the...
8670702 Image forming apparatus  
An image heating apparatus includes a heating rotatable member; a pad-like pressing member contacted to the heating rotatable member and cooperating with the heating rotatable member to provide a...
8655248 Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and endless fixing belt  
A fixing device includes a magnetic-field-producing member producing an alternating-current magnetic field, a fixing belt that is heated by electromagnetic induction caused by the...
8652019 Fixing member and method for manufacturing same  
A fixing member according to the present invention is such one as is brought into pressure contact with a conveyed sheet to fix an image onto the sheet. The fixing member comprises a cylindrical or...
8644750 Fixing device including resistor layers having volume resistivity and image forming apparatus having fixing device  
A fixing device includes: a rotating fixing body including a resistance heating layer disposed throughout an entire periphery; and a pressure-applying member pressed against an outer peripheral...
8639170 Fixing device and image forming apparatus with a mechanism to extend life of a fixing belt  
A fixing device for thermally fixing an unfixed image formed on a recording sheet by passing the recording sheet through a fixing nip. The fixing device has: a heat-generating endless belt having,...
8639168 Producing gloss-watermark pattern on fixing member  
A gloss-watermark pattern is produced on a rotatable fixing member including a thermoplastic layer having a surface and a selected thickness. Particles having a Young's modulus of at least 1 GPa...
8639171 Fixing device and image forming apparatus with a mechanism to extend a life of a fixing belt  
A fixing device for thermally fixing an unfixed image formed on a recording sheet by passing the recording sheet through a fixing nip. The fixing device has a heat-generating endless belt that...
8626048 Endless fixing belt having base, heat generation, electrode, elastic, and parting layers, and fixing apparatus having such endless fixing belt  
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...
8620202 Fixing member comprising resilient layer including inclined portion, fixing device and image forming device  
There is provided a fixing member to be used in a pressured state, the fixing member including: a base member that is rotated; a resilient layer that is formed on an outer periphery of the base...
8615188 Method of controlling gloss  
The present teachings provide a fusing method and system of tuning gloss level on a copy substrate. The method includes obtaining an image forming apparatus for forming images on a recording medium...
8606164 Rotatable image heating member and image heating device  
An image heating device includes a rotatable image heating member including an elastic layer and a surface layer in which a filler is dispersed; and a fixed pressing member which is contacted to a...
8606162 Fixing device and image forming apparatus in which a height difference is circumferentially provided to a pressing member  
A fixing device including a fixing member to fix a toner image on a sheet by application of heat and pressure and a pressing member to press the sheet against the fixing member. The pressing member...
8600279 Resin material, endless belt, roll, image fixing unit, and image forming apparatus  
Provided is a resin material including at least one of a reaction product and a mixture of a polyimide and a polyurethane that is a polymer of an isocyanate with an acrylic resin containing a side...
8600277 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same  
A fixing device includes a tubular belt holder, a rotatable flexible fuser belt, a contact member, a pressure member, and a heater. The belt holder extends in an axial direction thereof. The fuser...
8588669 Flow-coatable PFA fuser topcoats  
Exemplary embodiments herein provide materials and methods for a fusing apparatus including a fuser member comprising a substrate and a topcoat layer, wherein the topcoat layer comprises a...
8565660 Fixation device and image formation apparatus  
A fixation device includes: a rotation member provided to be rotatable; a conveyance member provided in contact with the rotation member and configured to convey media; and a first press member...
8565659 Fuser member and method of manufacture  
There is described a fuser roller including a surface layer of anodized aluminum oxide impregnated with a fluorine containing sealant. There is also described the method for producing the fuser...
8559858 Fixing device and image forming apparatus  
A fixing device includes: a fixing belt which is supported by one or more rollers; and a fixing roller which is in pressed contact with at least one of the rollers across the fixing belt, wherein...
8532554 Fixing device and flexible sleeve used in the fixing device  
A fixing device for fixing on a recording material a toner image formed on the recording material includes: a flexible sleeve including a resinous base layer, a parting layer, and an adhesive layer...
8532555 Release-agent-resistant fixing belts, fixing devices and methods of making fixing belts  
Fixing belts, fixing devices and methods of making fixing belts are provided. An exemplary embodiment of the fixing belts includes an inner layer comprising a first surface forming an inner surface...
8524371 Fluoropolyimide intermediate transfer members  
An intermediate transfer media, such as a belt, that includes a first optional polyimide substrate layer, and a second layer of a fluoropolyimide polymer.
8521074 Fixing device and image formation apparatus  
A fixing device forms a fixing nip by pressing a first roller, which is inside a rotation path of a rotating belt, with a second roller via the belt, and thermally fixes an unfixed image formed on...