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Fixing device and image forming apparatus

Kyocera Document Solutions

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

Fixing device, image forming apparatus including fixing device

Kyocera Document Solutions

Fixing device, image forming apparatus including fixing device

Fixing device, image forming apparatus including fixing device

Zhejiang Joyo Electric Appliance Technology

Fan housing with encircling rings


Date/App# patent app List of recent Fixing Device-related patents
07/23/15
20150205241 
 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a storage to store recording media, a smoothness detector to detect smoothness of the recording media, a memory unit to store smoothness values detected by the smoothness detector, a transfer device to transfer a toner image onto the recording media, a fixing device to fix the toner image onto the recording media, a temperature controller to determine a target fixing temperature for a second and subsequent recording media based on a predicted value calculated from the smoothness values, and a processor to reset the smoothness values in response to detection of an external factor that causes the smoothness detector to provide a smoothness value out of a predetermined range of the predicted value during an image forming operation from when the processor receives a sheet-feeding permission signal of one of the recording media stored in the storage until the recording medium is ejected.. .

07/23/15
20150205240 
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressuring member, a separating member and a reciprocating mechanism. The fixing member is arranged rotatably around a rotation axis.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/23/15
20150205238 
 Fixing device, image forming apparatus including fixing device patent thumbnailFixing device, image forming apparatus including fixing device
A fixing device includes a primary winding, a fixing portion, a secondary winding, and a magnetic core body. The primary winding is configured to receive a supply of ac current from an ac power source.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/23/15
20150204348 
 Fan housing with encircling rings patent thumbnailFan housing with encircling rings
The invention discloses a fan housing with encircling rings, comprising a front housing and a rear housing, wherein the front and rear housings are respectively provided with a circular encircling ring which is used for mutual fixing; multiple protruding ends are provided on the inner wall of the front encircling ring, while multiple slots are correspondingly provided on the outer wall of the rear encircling ring, so that the front and rear housings can be fastened together through match of the protruding ends and the slots; the front housing is provided with a handling cover; a fixing device, which comprises a draw bar, a spring and a pressing plate, is provided at one slot of the rear encircling ring. While mounting, pulling up the draw bar of the fixing device at first, aligning and fastening the protruding ends of the front housing and the slots of the rear housing correspondingly, then releasing the draw bar after primary fastening, the draw bar of the fixing device being back to the normal position because of elastic force of the spring, thus to finish fixing process; the handling cover can be used to rotate the whole front housing.
Zhejiang Joyo Electric Appliance Technology Co., Ltd.


07/23/15
20150201794 
 Soda water producing device patent thumbnailSoda water producing device
A soda water producing device includes: a body; a cap; a bottle; a container inlet provided on a shell of the body for containing a co2 gas bottle; a rotary cover; a gas passage device; a gas bottle fixing device; a valve device; and a gas bottle unsealing needle mounted inside the gas bottle fixing device, wherein the gas bottle unsealing needle has an axial hole; wherein the rotary cover is mounted at a top portion of the body and is relatively rotatable; the valve device is mounted in the rotary cover; the gas bottle unsealing needle is mounted on a top end of the gas bottle fixing device and inside a bottom portion of the valve device; a top end of the gas passage device is movably mounted in the valve device, a bottom end of the gas passage device is mounted in a bottom portion of the body.. .
Global Regency Limited


07/16/15
20150201532 
 Semiconductor device patent thumbnailSemiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element accommodated in an outer case; a control circuit board fixed to the outer case at a position away from the semiconductor element; and a shield plate provided between the semiconductor element and the control circuit board. The outer case is provided with a support having a convex portion longer than a thickness of the shield plate at a distal end thereof.
Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198920 
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes an endless fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotator to heat the fixing rotator. A pressure rotator is pressed against an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotator to drive and rotate the fixing rotator.

07/16/15
20150198919 
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus having the same patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus having the same
A fixing device including a lubricant supply unit is provided. The lubricant supply unit supplies a lubricant between a fixing belt and a nip forming member and includes a lubricant storage member and an impregnation member.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198678 
 Sensor device patent thumbnailSensor device
A sensor device having a first housing with a first semiconductor body and a plurality of metallic terminal contacts for electrical contacting of a first sensor, and a second housing with a second semiconductor body with a plurality of metallic terminal contacts for electrical contacting of a second sensor. A section of the plurality of terminal contacts penetrates the second housing on the face side and the second semiconductor body is arranged with a back surface on a front side of the second metal substrate.
Micronas Gmbh


07/16/15
20150198192 
 Fixing device for crank sensor patent thumbnailFixing device for crank sensor
A device for crank sensor includes a main body, a screw member, and an expanding member. Therein, the main body has a sensing end and a screw end, with a sensed member disposed on the sensing end and a screw hole disposed on the screw end.

07/09/15
20150194790 

No-freewheeling arc lightning protection gap protecting device


Disclosed is a no-freewheeling arc lightning protection gap protecting device, comprising a grounding-side arc extinguishing device, and a grounding-side fitting and a conducting wire-side fitting installed at two ends of a circuit insulator string via fixing devices. The grounding-side arc extinguishing device comprises a thunder and lightning pulse acquisition device, an insulating sealing shell, a gas generating device and an arc extinguishing chamber.

07/09/15
20150192883 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device, including a heat roller, a temperature detector member to detect temperature of the heat roller, a supporting member to support the temperature detector member, and a fixer frame to support the heat roller and the supporting member, is provided. The supporting member includes a supporting part to support the temperature detector member, a first part, a second part which is less rigid than the first part, and an attaching part to be attached to an attachable surface of the fixer frame.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/09/15
20150192879 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes at least one image bearer; multiple developing devices to develop the latent images with developers including toner and carrier into a toner image; multiple developer supply devices to supply the developers to the multiple developing devices, respectively; and a fixing device to fix the toner image on a sheet of recording media. When one of the multiple developing devices positioned at a shortest distance from an outline of the fixing device is referred to as a first developing device, and one of the multiple developer supply devices that supplies developer to the first developing device is referred to as a first developer supply device, the first developer supply device is greater in percentage by weight of carrier in developer supplied to the first developing device than rest of the multiple developer supply devices..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


07/09/15
20150192605 

Fixing device for probe


A fixing device includes a clamping portion and a plurality of suction cups mounted on a bottom surface of the clamping portion. The clamping portion defines a through hole extending through a top surface and the bottom surface of the clamping portion.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150192242 

Camera fixing device


The present invention provides a camera fixing device includes a fixing assembly fixed to an external component, a mounting assembly for mounting the camera; and a connection assembly connected between the fixing assembly and the mounting assembly; the connection assembly comprises a first ball head, the mounting assembly comprises a second ball head, a first end of the connection assembly comprises a first receiving space which receives the first ball head and allows the first ball head to rotate therein, and a second end of the connection assembly comprises a second receiving space which receives the second ball head and allows the second ball head to rotate therein. Due to the fact that the ball head can rotate in the corresponding receiving space, the camera fixing device of the present invention can flexibly rotate and realize an omnidirectional shooting in a three-dimension space..
Shenzhen Aee Technology Co., Ltd


07/09/15
20150192226 

Fixing device


A fixing device for at least one line is provided, with a holding portion for mounting the fixing device and at least one receiving portion which includes a receptacle for at least one line. Between the holding portion and the at least one receiving portion at least one damping portion is provided, which connects the at least one receiving portion with the holding portion and vibrationally decouples the same from the holding portion.
Trw Automotive Electronics & Components Gmbh


07/02/15
20150185689 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording material includes: a main assembly; and a cartridge, including an image bearing member, detachably mountable to the main assembly. The main assembly includes: an exposure device for exposing a surface of the image bearing member to light; and a fixing device for fixing a toner image transferred on the recording material.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150185669 

Image forming apparatus and fixing device


An image forming apparatus includes a fixing side member disposed at a position on a fixing surface side of a sheet on which a toner image is formed; a back side supporting member that forms a fixing nip for conveying the sheet in a tightly sandwiching manner when the back side supporting member is in pressure contact with the fixing side member; and a voltage applying section that applies to both sides of the sheet passed through the fixing nip voltages opposite in polarity to surface potentials of the both sides.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


07/02/15
20150185668 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus, which is capable of suitably preventing a separating discharge phenomenon from occurring at a fixing entrance guide for guiding a recording material to a fixing device, includes a control portion for controlling a transfer bias voltage and a separation bias voltage. A transfer roller transfers a toner image from a surface of a photosensitive drum onto a sheet at a transfer nip portion, and the control portion changes the transfer bias voltage applied to the transfer roller and the separation bias voltage applied to a charge eliminating needle to have larger voltage values before a trailing edge of the sheet, which is conveyed to the transfer nip portion and being subjected to transfer, passes through the transfer nip portion..
Canon Finetech Inc.


06/25/15
20150177659 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing rotator and a pressure rotator contacting the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip therebetween, through which recording media of a plurality of sizes are conveyed. The recording media create a plurality of non-conveyance spans on a lateral end of the fixing rotator in an axial direction thereof where the recording media are not conveyed.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


06/25/15
20150177658 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring member, a pressing member, a guiding member, a cap member, an elastic member and a detecting mechanism. The pressing member includes a pressing face pressing the fixing belt to a side of the pressuring member.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


06/25/15
20150177655 

Heater, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and including a heated face and a heater including a contact face contacting the heated face of the fixing rotator. The contact face has a vickers hardness not greater than about 600 hv..

06/25/15
20150177654 

Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


A fixing member including a base; a first elastic layer overlaid on an outer circumference of the base, the first elastic layer formed of a silicone rubber composition including a heat conductive filler and a micro-balloon, the heat conductive filler of the first elastic layer is a heat conductive needle shaped filler; a second elastic layer overlaid on an outer circumference of the first elastic layer, the second elastic layer formed of a silicone rubber composition including a heat conductive filler and a micro-balloon, the heat conductive filler of the second elastic layer is a heat conductive needle shaped filler and a heat conductive sphere shaped filler; and a release layer overlaid on an outer circumference of the second elastic layer. An amount of the heat conductive filler of the second elastic layer is larger than an amount of the heat conductive filler of the first elastic layer..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


06/25/15
20150176882 

Refrigerator


A refrigerator includes an auger including a transfer unit transferring ice in an ice bucket and a driving gear unit formed at the end of the transfer unit and transmitting rotary force and an agitator including an agitation unit agitating the ice in the ice bucket and a driven gear unit combined with the end of the agitation unit. The auger is formed integrally and thus, the number of parts of the auger is reduced and the assembled structure of the auger is simplified.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150175118 

Motor vehicle with an airbag module


An airbag module for a motor vehicle has at least one airbag and at least one gas generator which are housed in an airbag housing. The airbag housing can be detachably fixed to at least one abutting wall area by at least one fixing device, wherein the fixing device is formed as a push-in and slide connection.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


06/25/15
20150175117 

Motor vehicle with an airbag module


An airbag housing can be detachably fixed to at least one abutting wall area via at least one fixing device. The airbag housing has a plurality of tongues protruding laterally outwards on at least two opposing sides.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


06/18/15
20150173218 

Parallelism fixing device applied to dual-shaft system


A parallelism fixing device applied to dual-shaft system for fixing the parallelism of the rotary shafts and facilitating the assembling process. The parallelism fixing device includes a first rotary shaft, a second rotary shaft and a fixing unit, which are assembled with each other.
First Dome Corporation


06/18/15
20150168897 

Fixing device capable of minimizing damage of endless rotary body and image forming apparatus incorporating same


A fixing device includes at least one heater disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of an endless rotary body to heat the endless rotary body and a shield interposed between the endless rotary body and the at least one heater to shield the endless rotary body from heat radiated from the at least one heater. A first size recording medium passes over a first passage region of the endless rotary body and a second size recording medium passes over a second passage region of the endless rotary body.

06/18/15
20150168896 

Fixing device


Where with respect to the electroconductive layer, ρ is a volume resistivity, t is a thickness, r is a radius, and w is a length with respect to a generatrix direction of the rotatable member.. .

06/18/15
20150168894 

Fixing device


In a fixing device, an alternating current is caused to flow through a coil so as to causes an electrically conductive layer of a rotating member to generate heat, and an unfixed image on a recording medium is heat fixed onto the recording medium by the heat generated by the electrically conductive layer. A frequency range of the alternating current is from 20.5 khz to 100 khz.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/18/15
20150168892 

Fixing device


Disclosed is a cylindrical rotary member including a conductive layer; a coil disposed inside the rotary member, the coil including a helical portion having a helical axis that is substantially parallel to a generatrix direction of the rotary member, the coil forming an alternating magnetic field to generate heat in the conductive layer by electromagnetic induction; a core disposed inside the helical portion, the core inducing a line of magnetic force of the alternating magnetic field; a roller coming in contact with an outer surface of the rotary member to form a fixing nip portion; and a metal stay disposed inside the rotary member, in which an image on a recording material is fixed to the recording material by being heated at the fixing nip portion and the stay is disposed outside the coil and has a shape that does not form an electrical loop around the coil.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/18/15
20150168881 

Fixing device


A metal plate, which reinforces a backup member in contact with an inner surface of a fixing film, has a flat portion pressed against the backup member. The fixing film includes an electrically conductive layer.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/18/15
20150168203 

Weight a waveguide, probe apparatus, and manufacturing a weight apparatus


A weight apparatus for a waveguide has a wave resistance. The weight apparatus includes a weight body having a fixing device.
Vega Grieshaber Kg


06/18/15
20150167491 

Gas turbine engine comprising a composite component and a metal component which are connected by a flexible fixing device


A gas turbine engine for propulsion of an aircraft, the engine extending axially from upstream to downstream and including a composite part, a metal part, and a device for flexible fixing of the parts, the fixing device including: a flexible connecting element including a first fixing portion connected to the metal part by an axial connection and a second fixing portion connected to the composite part by an axial connection, the connecting element including an axially extending free end; and a rigid locking element including a fixing portion connected to the metal part by an axial connection and an axially extending free end, the free end of the locking element being aligned radially with the free end of the connecting element to limit deformation of the connecting element while the engine is in operation.. .
Snecma


06/11/15
20150160591 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a rotary endless fixing belt; a nip forming member disposed in an interior of the fixing belt; a rotary opposed member to contact the nip forming member via the fixing belt to form a nip together with the fixing belt; a heat source to directly heat the fixing belt at a portion other than the nip, including at lease one heat-generation part disposed outside lateral ends of a maximum area of the fixing belt where a recording medium passes through, wherein a recording medium carrying an unfixed image is conveyed to the nip and the fixing device fixes the unfixed image onto the recording medium; and a shielding member disposed between the fixing belt and the heat generation part of the heat source and configured to shield heat from the heat source at least at an area outside the maximum passing area of the recording medium.. .

06/11/15
20150160590 

Heating device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a heating device that heats a belt which transports a medium on which a non-fixed image to be fixed onto the medium through heating is formed, the heating device including a heating element, a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer that are arranged to nip the heating element, a first supporting layer that comes into contact with the first insulating layer and a second supporting layer that comes into contact with the second insulating layer, both of which are arranged to nip the first insulating layer, the heating element, and the second insulating layer, and a connection member that connects the first supporting layer and the second supporting layer in a normal direction of the first supporting layer and the second supporting layer.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


06/11/15
20150159778 

Fixing device for cables


A fixing device for cables has at least an edge clip part for mounting the fixing device on an edge of a base part. The edge clip part includes a plug-on gap into which the edge is introduced when plugging the edge clip part onto the edge.
Trw Automotive Electronics & Components Gmbh


06/11/15
20150159409 

Affixation device for vehicle door


A vehicle door fixing device is provided with a door lock striker arranged in a first panel that is one of a vehicle body panel and a door panel, and a latch mechanism arranged in a second panel that is the other of the vehicle body panel and the door panel. The latch mechanism is capable of holding the vehicle door in a closed state by being engaged with the door lock striker.
Aisin Seiki Sabushiki Kaisha


06/04/15
20150153710 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming portion; a first housing; a fixing device; a second housing; a first opening of the first housing facing a space, a second opening of the second housing facing the space; a first air supply fan that supplies air from the outside, a first air discharge fan that discharges air from the inside, a second air supply fan that supplies air from the outside, and a second air discharge fan that discharges air from the inside. The first housing and the second housing communicate with the atmosphere through the first and second openings, respectively.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/04/15
20150153238 

Thermocouple fixing device and temperature measuring apparatus


A thermocouple fixing device and a temperature measuring apparatus including a fixing joint, a sealing sleeve, a clamping piece and a locking nut sequentially sleeved outside the outer cover of the thermocouple is disclosed. The inside end of the fixing joint is fixed on the side wall of the vacuum generation chamber, the outside end of the fixing joint abuts on one end of the sealing sleeve; the two sides of the clamping piece abut on the other end of the sealing sleeve and the inside end of the locking nut, respectively; the internal threads of the locking nut are meshed with the external threads of the fixing joint; the clamping piece has a clamping element and a through hole for clamping the outer over of the thermocouple..
Beijing Sevenstar Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/28/15
20150148852 

Bionic elastic fixing device


A bionic elastic fixing device relates to orthopedic medical devices, and is used to implement bionic elastic internal fixing for joint dislocation. The device consists of an elastic component (1) and a fixing assembly (2, 3, 4).
The Third Hospital Of Hebei Medical University


05/28/15
20150147077 

Image forming apparatus, temperature control use in fixing device, and non-transitory recording medium


An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device. The fixing device includes a fixing roller and a pressure roller.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


05/21/15
20150139705 

Belt device, fixing device and image forming apparatus


A belt device includes a plurality of support members including an opposed support member and a non-opposed support member; a belt rotatably supported by the plurality of support members; a drive roller disposed opposite any one of the plurality of support members with the belt sandwiched in between, a rotary drive force is transmitted to one end in an axial direction thereof; a drive roller retainer to retain an end in the axial direction of the drive roller and maintain a constant between the drive roller and the opposed support member; an opposed support member retainer to allow the opposed support member to advance toward and retreat from the opposed support member and the drive roller; and a bias applier to bias the opposed support member toward the drive roller.. .

05/21/15
20150139704 

Image forming apparatus


Image forming apparatus includes: main body casing having first and second side walls opposite to each other, and upper portion having opening; top cover swingably supported on the upper portion of the main body casing at a position near the second side wall and configured to openably close the opening; endless belt disposed below the top cover and having first end portion closer to the first side wall and second end portion closer to the second side wall; photoconductor drum disposed under the endless belt; development unit disposed under the photoconductor drum and configured to supply developer to the photoconductor drum; and fixing device disposed above the second end portion of the endless belt. The endless belt is configured to be swingable about axis of rotation provided near the second side wall such that the first end portion of the endless belt is swingable in an upper-lower direction..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


05/14/15
20150133938 

Fixing device for fixing the fracture ends of the bones in a bone fracture, and tensioning element, angle clamping sleeve and corresponding method


The invention proposes a fixing device for fixing the fracture ends of bones in a bone fracture comprising at least two tensioning elements (2a, 2b), each of which has a contoured body that is hollow when viewed from above, has a circumferential wall (4) and two face sided receiving sections (6a, 6b) lying opposite to each other, at least one clamping sleeve and at least two fixing means which can be position in the face sided receiving sections. The at least two tensioning elements (2a, 2b) are positioned in relation to each other in such a way that one receiving section (6a, 6b) of each tensioning element (2a, 2b) is aligned with the respective other receiving section and are penetrated by the clamping sleeve in such a way that both tensioning elements (2a, 2b) are coupled to each other.

05/14/15
20150132048 

Reinforcing member fixing device for primary barrier of liquefied natural gas storage tank


A fixing device of a first barrier-reinforcing member is disclosed. An exemplary embodiment provides a fixing device of a first barrier-reinforcing member for supporting first and second corrugated portions that are formed in a first barrier to cross each other in a liquefied natural gas storage tank including a heat-insulating board and a first barrier positioned thereon and forming an inner wall, including: a fixing bracket including a coupling portion fixedly inserted in insertion grooves formed under lateral sides of a crossing portion where the first and second corrugated portions cross, and a body coupled to one side of the coupling portion; and a first fastening member for fastening an impact-absorbing plate between the heat-insulating board and the first barrier with the other side of the body.

05/14/15
20150132036 

Fixing device capable of suppressing contact between tubular member and electric components


A fixing device for thermally fixing a developing agent image to a sheet includes: a flexible tubular member having an inner peripheral surface and circularly moving in a moving direction while the developing agent image is thermally fixed; a heater; a nip member being in sliding contact with the tubular member; a backup member nipping the tubular member in cooperation with the nip member; a stay covering the heater and supporting the nip member; an electric component positioned opposite to the heater with respect to the stay; and a frame supporting the electric component. The frame includes: an isolating portion interposed between the tubular member and the electric component for isolating the electric component from the tubular member; and a guide portion guiding the inner peripheral surface of the tubular member while the flexible tubular member is moving in the moving direction..

05/14/15
20150132035 

Fixing device


A fixing device configured to fix an image on a recording material, includes: a rotary member including an electroconductive layer; a coil which has a spiral shaped portion and is disposed in the inside of the rotary member; and a core disposed in the spiral shaped portion; with magnetic resistance of the core being, with an area from one end to the other end of the maximum passage region of the image on the recording material regarding the generatrix direction, equal to or smaller than 30% of combined magnetic resistance made up of magnetic resistance of the electroconductive layer and magnetic resistance of a region between the electroconductive layer and the core.. .

05/14/15
20150132034 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device 23 according to the present invention includes: a fixing roller 25 for fixing a toner image onto a sheet of paper; a plurality of separation claws 40 in contact with the fixing roller 25 to separate the sheet of paper, onto which the toner image is fixed, from the fixing roller 25; a holder 28 for supporting the plurality of separation claws 40; and a slide mechanism 30 for sliding the holder 28 along a longitudinal direction of the fixing roller 25.. .

05/14/15
20150132019 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a pressurization member pressed against a fixing rotator and a magnetic flux generator disposed opposite the fixing rotator. A heat generator is disposed opposite the magnetic flux generator to generate heat by a magnetic flux generated by the magnetic flux generator.

05/14/15
20150131211 

Fixing device of electronic element


A fixing device of electronic element comprises a main body and a hook. The main body contains an electronic element and comprises a guiding groove and a block.

05/07/15
20150125195 

Fixing pressure roller and fixing device


To provide a fixing pressure roller having low roller hardness, low heat capacity, and low thermal expansion coefficient, and a fixing device including the fixing pressure roller. The fixing pressure roller of the invention for employment in a fixing unit of a fixing device has a core, and an elastic layer provided around the core, wherein the elastic layer is formed of a silicone rubber product formed by mixing a raw silicone rubber with resin microballoons and water, to thereby prepare a dispersion, and then curing the raw silicone rubber; and the silicone rubber product includes therein first voids provided from the resin microballoons and second voids which are smaller than the first voids and which are provided by evaporation of water..
Synztec Co., Ltd.


05/07/15
20150125194 

Fixing device having stably positioned nip plate


A fixing device for thermally fixing a developing agent image to a sheet includes: a flexible tubular member defining an axis extending in an axial direction; a heater; a nip plate configured to be in sliding contact with the tubular member and having an engaging portion; a backup member configured to nip the flexible tubular member in cooperation with the nip plate; and a stay configured to support the nip plate and having an end portion in the axial direction. The stay includes: a support portion configured to support the nip plate; a plurality of hook portions provided at the end portion to support the nip plate; and a protruding portion protruding toward the backup member and configured to engage the engaging portion such that the nip plate is restricted from moving in a direction orthogonal to a direction in which the backup member confronts the nip plate..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


05/07/15
20150125193 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a nip formation pad disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator, and a pressure rotator pressed against the nip formation pad via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator, through which a recording medium is conveyed. A support is disposed opposite the pressure rotator via the nip formation pad to support the nip formation pad against pressure from the pressure rotator.

05/07/15
20150125192 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same


A fixing device includes an excitation coil, a rotatable heater, and a support shaft. The excitation coil includes a turning end and an extended portion continuous with the turning end.

05/07/15
20150125191 

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing device including a heating unit that includes a circularly moving heating belt, and a pressurizing roller that presses an external face of the heating belt, the fixing device fixing a toner image on a sheet onto the sheet by nipping the sheet between the heating belt and the pressurizing roller and by heating and pressurizing the sheet transported with the toner image being held.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd


05/07/15
20150125190 

Cleaning device, fixing device including the cleaning device, and image forming apparatus including the fixing device


A cleaning device includes a web sheet, a holding member, a reel member, a drive device, a pressing member, and a rotational load-applying device. The web sheet slides against and cleans a surface of a cleaning target object.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


04/30/15
20150117918 

Drive transmission device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


In a drive transmission device, a transmission member moves in a rotational axis direction of an input member, and is able to move to a position for engaging with an output member and a position for not engaging with the output member. When the input member is rotating in a first direction, the transmission member engages with the output member so that the output member rotates, and when the input member rotates in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the transmission member does not engage with the output member.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/30/15
20150117881 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device according to the invention comprises a first belt in an endless form, a first heat source for heating the first belt, a first reflection member reflecting heat from the first heat source toward the first belt, and a first temperature detecting member for detecting temperature of the first reflection member by contacting the first reflection member, wherein the first reflection member is disposed between the first heat source and the first temperature detecting member. The fixing device is able to accurately detect the temperature of the member heated by the heat source..
Oki Data Corporation


04/23/15
20150112415 

Active, reversible fixing of crt electrodes


An implantable medical electrode device includes an elongate electrode line with a tubular electrode body, having a hollow, passing from the proximal to distal ends, an electrode provided at the distal end, and an electrode connection provided at the proximal; a fixing device with a balloon catheter arrangement, having an elongate tubular hollow catheter body with an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the hollow of the electrode body, and an inflatable balloon at the distal end, with an outer diameter smaller in the deflated state compared to the inner diameter of the hollow of the electrode body, and a fluid connection at the proximal end adapted to the electrode connection of the electrode body; connection means for releasable connection of the electrode line to the fixing device; and sealing means for fluid-tight closure of the catheter body of the fixing device in an inflated balloon state.. .
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg


04/23/15
20150110533 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring member, a driving member and a slide contact member. The fixing belt is arranged rotatably.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


04/23/15
20150110532 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressuring member, a heat source, a heat conducting member, a reflecting member and a contacting/separating mechanism. The fixing member is arranged rotatably.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


04/23/15
20150110531 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing rotator and a pressure rotator pressed against a nip formation pad via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator, through which a recording medium is conveyed. The nip formation pad includes an increased thermal conduction portion having an increased thermal conductivity and a decreased thermal conduction portion having a decreased thermal conductivity and being inboard from the increased thermal conduction portion in the axial direction of the fixing rotator.

04/23/15
20150110530 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing device including a fixing belt that is formed in an endless shape, is driven to rotate, and includes an outer circumferential surface pressed to a recording sheet holding a toner image, and a thin plate shaped heating member that contacts with an inner circumferential surface of the fixing belt to generate heat and heats the fixing belt, wherein the heating member is supported to be fixed at one end portion in a circumferential direction of the fixing belt, contacts with the fixing belt along the circumferential direction, is elastically deformed so that a shape of the heating member is restrained by the fixing belt, and is pressed to the circumferential surface of the fixing belt by an elastic repulsive force.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


04/23/15
20150110524 

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes toner onto a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a nip portion, through which the recording material passes, between the fixing member and the pressurizing member, a moving member that is disposed to be movable in response to passage of the recording material in a transport path of the recording material which passes through the nip portion, a detection unit that detects a presence or absence of the moving member, a displacement mechanism that changes a position of the pressurizing member with respect to the fixing member, and an attachment/detachment member that is disposed in a detachable manner at a facing position facing the displacement mechanism and comes into contact with the moving member.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


04/23/15
20150110512 

Image forming apparatus having fixing device that responds to request when using decolorable ink


An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit which forms a first image on a first recording medium with a first material that is not thermally decolorizable; a second image forming unit which forms a second image on a second recording medium with a second material that is thermally decolorizable; a fixing device which is on a common carrying path shared by the first recording medium and the second recording medium and fixes the first image to the first recording medium; and a controller which controls the fixing device so that a temperature of the fixing device is lower than a decolorizing temperature of the second material when the second recording medium reaches the fixing device.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


04/23/15
20150109749 

Circuit board assembly, wire fixing device and wire fixing method


A circuit board assembly includes a printed circuit board, at least one wire, at least one wire fixing device, and a plurality of electronic components. A wire fixing method includes following steps.
Delta Electronics, Inc.


04/23/15
20150108383 

Mechanically controllable valve drive arrangement


An intermediate lever arrangement for a mechanically-controllable valve drive arrangement, includes a pivot lever arrangement. At least one intermediate lever(s) comprising a working cam is configured to be in an operative connection with the pivot lever arrangement.
Kolbenschmidt Pierburg Innovations Gmbh


04/23/15
20150108311 

Object positioning and fixing device


In an object positioning and fixing device that positions and fixes a work pallet on a base member: a reference seating surface is formed on the base member; a contacting surface is formed on the work pallet; fitting cylindrical portions of a plurality of reference members are fixed in a plurality of fitting holes in the base member; a plurality of annular engagement members are installed in the work pallet; each of the reference members has an engagement projection; a base end contacting surface of the base end of the engagement projection is brought into contact with the reference seating surface so as to set the height position of the engagement projection; and the annular engagement member engaged over the outside of the engagement projection is elastically deformed in the radially outward direction so that it tightly contacts against the tapered engagement surface.. .
Pascal Engineering Corporation


04/16/15
20150104230 

Fixing device with a temperature detector adjacent an easily deformable location and image forming apparatus including same


A fixing device for fixing an unfixed image onto a recording medium includes a fixing belt, a nip forming member, an opposing rotary member, a heater, and a temperature detector. The fixing belt is formed into a loop to move endlessly and fix the unfixed image on the recording medium.

04/16/15
20150104228 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressure rotating body, a nip member, a heating member, a rotating member and a biasing member. The fixing belt is arranged rotatably around a rotating axis.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


04/16/15
20150104227 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes an endless belt rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and an opposed rotator contacting an outer circumferential surface of the endless belt. A nip formation pad, disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt, presses against the opposed rotator via the endless belt to form a fixing nip between the endless belt and the opposed rotator, through which a recording medium is conveyed.

04/16/15
20150104209 

Fixing device and image formation device


Disclosed are a fixing device and an image formation device. The fixing device includes first and second sensors used to respectively detect first and second temperatures; first and second calculators used to respectively calculate, during a process of starting a heating source, first and second temperature gradients; a parameter storage used to store at least first and second temperature gradient thresholds; a determination part used to get a determination result; an information generation part used to generate, based on the determination result, restart prompt information indicating that the image formation device needs to be restarted because the voltage of an electrical source is too low; and an information transmission part used to transmit the restart prompt information to a display device..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


04/16/15
20150101861 

Cable fixing device


A cable is drawn through a first opening of a cable holder from a rear side to a front side, and drawn back through a second opening to the rear side, and drawn again through a third opening to the front side. The cable holder on which the cable is wound is contained in a chamber of a load cell.
Teac Corporation


04/16/15
20150101505 

Apparatus for covering a connection between railcars


An apparatus comprises an interior panel being configured to at least cover a portion of a side of a gangway between at least a first passenger car and a second passenger car. Reel mechanisms are in engagement with the interior panel.

04/09/15
20150098738 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a pressure rotator pressed against an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotator. A heater is disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the fixing rotator to heat the fixing rotator.

04/09/15
20150098737 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes a toner image onto a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a pressurizing portion, in cooperation with the fixing member, through which the recording material holding a non-fixed toner image passes, a heating member that includes a heat generating portion having a predetermined pattern shape and being energized to generate heat, and heats the fixing member, a supporting member that supports the heating member along an inner circumferential surface of the fixing member, and a thermal diffusion member that faces the supporting member with interposing the heating member, and diffuses heat from the heating member and conducts the heat to the fixing member.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


04/09/15
20150098736 

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing device including a heating rotating body that heats a toner image formed on a recording medium, a pressurizing rotating body including an endless belt that is placed in such a manner that an outer circumferential surface thereof faces the heating rotating body, a first pressurizing member that is placed on a side of an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt and forms a fixing nip portion between the endless belt and the heating rotating body, and a second pressurizing member that guides the recording medium so that the recording medium comes into contact with the heating rotating body on an upstream side of the fixing nip portion in a transportation direction of the recording medium, and a releasing unit that releases pressure contact of the pressurizing rotating body that is in pressure contact with heating rotating body.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


04/09/15
20150098735 

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes toner to a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a nip portion through which the recording material passes between the fixing member and the pressurizing member, a contacting and separating mechanism that contacts and separates the pressurizing member with and from the fixing member, and a pressure adjusting mechanism that is provided capable of advancing to and retreating from a region that moves along with contacting and separating of the pressurizing member with and from the fixing member by the contacting and separating mechanism while moving along a straight line direction, and adjusts a pressure in the nip portion by contacting the contacting and separating mechanism in the region.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


04/09/15
20150098030 

Liquid crystal display device


A liquid crystal display device capable of reducing or preventing display irregularities is provided. In the liquid crystal display device including: an upper frame, a lower frame, a bl resin frame and a liquid crystal display panel and used as a display part as incorporated in an equipment, the liquid crystal display panel is fixed by the upper frame (fixation area).
Japan Display Inc.


04/02/15
20150093933 

Fixing device for two connected connectors


A fixing device for fixing two connectors connected to each other includes two holding members and a connecting member connected between the holding members. Each holding member includes a connecting piece and two arms extending down from opposite ends of the connecting piece to sandwich one of the connectors..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/02/15
20150093932 

Fixing device and connector assembly having the same


A connector assembly includes a first connector, a second connector, a first holding member, and a second holding member pivotably connected to the first holding member. The first connector includes a first connecting portion, and a first cable and a blocking portion connected to opposite ends of the first connecting portion.
Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


04/02/15
20150093182 

Fixing device for adjusting a telescoping arrangement


A fixing device for adjusting a telescoping arrangement comprises a seat disposed on an outer telescoping tube, a propelling arrangement disposed on the seat and inserted into limiting slots of an inner telescoping tube, a locking arrangement pivotally disposed on the seat to prop against the propelling arrangement, and a fastening arrangement fixing the locking arrangement to the seat. The movement of the locking arrangement toward the seat pushes the propelling arrangement to position the telescoping tubes, and concurrently an elastic member of the fastening arrangement springs against a fastening member of the fastening arrangement to make a fastening part of the fastening member lock with a fastened member which is disposed on the seat and thus position the locking arrangement, thereby preventing an unexpected slide of the telescoping tubes caused by touching the locking arrangement carelessly and increasing the use safety efficiently..

04/02/15
20150093170 

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus with same


Provided is a fixing device including a transparent cylindrical body that is formed in a cylindrical shape to be rotatable, an opposing member that is arranged to oppose the transparent cylindrical body and forms a contact region in a portion between the transparent cylindrical body and the opposing member, a laser beam radiation device that is provided in an external portion of the transparent cylindrical body and radiates the laser beams, a light converging member that is provided in an internal portion of the transparent cylindrical body and is disposed to be in contact with portions of the transparent cylindrical body, and a liquid filling body that fills an air interface layer between a portion of the transparent cylindrical body and the light converging member, with a transparent liquid enabling the laser beams to pass therethrough.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


04/02/15
20150093168 

Fixing device capable of retaining lubricant between nip member and fusing belt


A fixing device includes: an endless fusing belt; a heater; a nip member; and a backup member. The endless fusing belt is configured to circularly move in a moving direction.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


04/02/15
20150093167 

Fixing device provided with nip member capable of preventing outflow of lubricant


A fixing device includes: an endless fusing belt; a heater; a nip member; and a backup member. The endless fusing belt has a width in a widthwise direction.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


04/02/15
20150093166 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes a heating element extending in a first direction and configured to generate heat, a nip member extending along the heating element in the first direction and configured to receive radiant heat from the heating element, an endless belt extending along the heating element in the first direction, and a backup member extending along the heating element in the first direction. The endless belt is configured to rotate.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


04/02/15
20150093165 

Fixing device having nip member with elastic layer


A fixing device includes: a tubular endless belt, a heater, a nip member, an elastic layer and a backup member. The endless belt has an inner peripheral surface defining an internal space and is configured to circularly move in a moving direction.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


04/02/15
20150093162 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes a heating element extending in a first direction and configured to generate heat, a nip member extending along the heating element in the first direction and configured to receive radiant heat from the heating element, an endless belt extending along the heating element in the first direction, a backup member extending along the heating element in the first direction, and an adhesive. The endless belt is configured to rotate.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


04/02/15
20150093161 

Fixing device provided with member for covering terminal of heater


A fixing device includes a tubular body extending in a first direction, a heater disposed in an internal space of the tubular body, a frame supporting the tubular body and a plate-like member provided on the frame. The tubular body has an open end in the first direction.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


04/02/15
20150093159 

Fixing device provided with positioning member capable of positioning heating unit with respect to pressure roller


A fixing device includes: a heating unit; a rotatable body; an urging mechanism; first and second bearings; a frame; first and second positioning members. The first and second bearings support first and second axial end portions of the rotatable body, respectively.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


04/02/15
20150093136 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a heat rotor with a heat source, a pressure rotor forming a fixing nip with the heat rotor and expandable by heat given from the heat rotor, a drive section configured to rotate the pressure rotor, a control section configured to control the drive section, thus controlling a rotational speed of the pressure rotor, and a heat quantity detecting section configured to determine a quantity of heat from the heat rotor to the pressure rotor since a reference time point when the fixing device transitions from outage to operating state. The control section performs a first rotation control for allowing the pressure rotor to rotate at a first rotational speed after the heat quantity detecting section detects the quantity of heat has reached a predetermined specified value and at a second rotational speed before the heat quantity detecting section detects the specified value has been reached..
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


04/02/15
20150093128 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same


A fixing device includes a rotary fixing member, a sensor, a grinder, and a controller. The rotary fixing member fixes an image on a recording medium.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


04/02/15
20150090349 

Condensate overflow detection device


A condensate overflow detection device includes a frame, a housing, an affixing device, a surface placement mechanism, a float and an actuator. The housing has a bottom and a plurality of pan engagement side surfaces extending upwardly from the bottom, each of which is disposed at a different angle relative to the bottom surface.
Diversitech Corporation


03/26/15
20150086253 

Fixing device


The fixing device includes a rotary member for contacting the unfixed toner image, a pressure member for forming the nip portion by contacting the rotary member, and a cover for covering the rotary member with a space between the rotary member and the cover, wherein in a cross section of the fixing device, the cross section being orthogonal to a generatrix direction of the rotary member, wherein a shortest distance (h) between the nip portion and a farthest surface portion of the rotary member farthest away from a surface portion forming the nip portion of the rotary member, a maximum width (w) of the rotary member in the conveyance direction of the recording member, and an area (s) of the space in a range of the maximum width w in the cross section satisfy with a relationship of s/w≧0.7×h.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/26/15
20150086252 

Image forming apparatus sequentially outputting a sheet having been subjected to image formation processing to a paper output tray


An image forming apparatus capable of effectively cooling down a sheet having been subjected to fixing processing while preventing an apparatus from becoming larger in size and a sheet conveyance failure from occurring is provided. The image forming apparatus (10) includes a sheet conveyance path (16), a fixing device (22), a conveyance roller (26), an upper sheet guide (60), a lower sheet guide (62), and a cooling fan (40).
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


03/26/15
20150086251 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes: a toner image forming unit; an intermediary transfer belt; a transfer roller; a fixing device including a first belt stretched by a first roller and a first stretching roller and a second belt stretched by a second roller and a second stretching roller spaced from the first stretching roller; and a guiding member. The guiding member is provided downstream of a transfer portion and upstream of the fixing device with respect to a recording material feeding direction.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/26/15
20150086234 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes first and second rollers forming an image fixing nip, said second roller being disposed below said first roller; a casing accommodating said first and second rollers and having a sheet introduction opening and a sheet discharge opening; a suppression portion provided at a position, away by not less than 0.5 mm and not more than 3.5 mm, from a surface of the first roller in a space from said sheet introduction opening to said sheet discharge opening and configured to suppress scattering of particles of predetermined particle sizes resulting from parting material adjacent said sheet introduction opening; and a substantially closed chamber provided above said casing and having an entrance for permitting entering of said particles guided to a outside of said casing by said suppression portion to stagnate the particles.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha




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