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 Fixing device patent thumbnailnew patent Fixing device
A fixing device includes a fixing roller; a heating unit, a pressing unit, a force imparting mechanism, a first pressure releasing mechanism including a first cam portion actable on the force imparting mechanism and a first gear portion for driving the first cam portion; and a second pressure releasing mechanism including a second cam portion actable on the force imparting mechanism and a second gear portion for driving the second cam portion. The first gear portion and the second gear portion engage with each other, and a driving force is transmitted from one gear portion of the first and second gear portions to the other gear portion..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Fixing device, image forming apparatus and fixing method patent thumbnailnew patent Fixing device, image forming apparatus and fixing method
In accordance with one embodiment, a fixing device comprises a pressing roller configured to be rotationally driven by a motor; an endless fixing belt configured to be driven to rotate through the rotation of the pressing roller; a fixing pad configured to be contacted with the inner periphery of the fixing belt and be pressed against the pressing roller to form a fixing nip; a lubricant configured to be coated on the inner peripheral surface of the fixing belt; an exciting coil configured to generate a magnetic field; a magnetic shunt alloy member configured to abut along one part of the inner peripheral surface of the fixing belt; a shield member configured to face the inner side of the magnetic shunt alloy member; and a flow-out prevention section configured to prevent the lubricant from flowing into a gap between the magnetic shunt alloy member and the shield member.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a pressure rotator to press against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator, through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A guide is disposed upstream from the fixing nip in a recording medium conveyance direction to guide the recording medium to the fixing nip.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


 Fixing device patent thumbnailnew patent Fixing device
A fixing device includes: a fixing rotator; a pressure rotator configured to be pressed into contact with the fixing rotator to form a nip portion; a heating section configured to be provided over an outer circumference of the fixing rotator in a non-contact manner with the fixing rotator and heat the fixing rotator; and a power shutdown section configured to shut down power supply to the heating section when temperature becomes higher than a predetermined setting temperature, wherein the heating section includes an infrared heater and a reflection member which covers the infrared heater and whose portion facing the fixing rotator is an opening portion, a longitudinal length of the reflection member is longer than a length in an axis direction of a light emitting unit of the infrared heater, and a temperature detection unit of the power shutdown section is arranged outside the reflection member.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


 Image forming apparatus,  conrolling image formation, and recording medium patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus, conrolling image formation, and recording medium
An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device, and a processor. The fixing device fixes an image formed on a recording medium at a fixing temperature.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


 Unknown patent thumbnailUnknown
The invention relates to a smoke and/or fire protection curtain for the sealing of an opening (12), with a protective element (16) for preventing the spread of smoke or fire through the opening (12), the protective element (16) comprising a wicket door (18), which can be arranged in a slip position, in which it is possible to pass through the protective element (16), and a closed position, in which the spread of smoke or fire through the opening (12) is prevented, with the wicket door (18) forming a tunnel (20) in the slip position. According to the invention, a fixing device (48) is provided for the reversible fixing of a lower wicket door edge (23) when the wicket door (18) is in a closed position, the fixing device comprising at least one magnetic strip (94) for the smoke-proof sealing of the wicket door (18)..
Stoebich Brandschutz Gmbh


 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a primary heater disposed opposite a fixing rotator to heat a circumferential span of the fixing rotator other than a fixing nip formed between the fixing rotator and a pressure rotator and a secondary heater disposed outboard from the primary heater in an axial direction of the fixing rotator to heat the fixing rotator at the fixing nip. The primary heater and the secondary heater heat a bi-heating span of the fixing rotator in the axial direction thereof.

 Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus including same
A fixing device includes an endless-shaped fixing belt, a heater, a holding member, and a pressure member. The heater has a heat generating portion, and a seal portion that seals each end of the heat generating portion.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


 Temperature detecting device, fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailTemperature detecting device, fixing device and image forming apparatus
A contactless type temperature detecting device includes a temperature detecting sensor, a separating plate, an airflow path forming member, an air blower and an air hole. The temperature detecting sensor has a temperature detecting surface facing a heated body.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


 Fixing device for lower level member and fluid control apparatus provided with the same patent thumbnailFixing device for lower level member and fluid control apparatus provided with the same
A fluid control apparatus having a fixing device is provided. A through hole of a lower level member includes a large diameter portion opening to an upper surface and a small diameter portion continuing from a lower side of the large diameter portion and opening to a lower surface.
Fujikin Incorporated


Fixing device

An image forming apparatus that forms a toner image on a recording medium includes an image forming unit that forms an unfixed toner image on a recording medium; a fixing unit that heats the recording medium bearing the unfixed toner image and fixes the unfixed toner image onto the recording medium at a nip portion; a heating member and a pressurizing member that touches the heating member and forms the nip portion therebetween; a first blower that blows air to a non-sheet-passing area of a small-size recording medium in the heating member; and a second blower that blows air to a non-sheet-passing area of a small-size recording medium in the pressurizing member. Upon the temperature of the non-sheet-passing area of the heating member exceeding a threshold temperature, the first blower blows without the second blower blowing, then the two blowers start blowing together..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device having fixing nip formed by elastic roller and a back-up unit with cylindrical film and film guide including a plurality of ribs extending circumferentially along the inner periphery of the film

An image fixing device includes an elastic roller; a back-up unit forming a fixing nip with the roller therebetween, the back-up unit including a cylindrical film, a film guide, extending inside the film, for guiding the film, and an end portion guiding member including a guiding portion for guiding an inner surface of an end portion of the film. The film guide includes plural ribs contacting the film and arranged in a generatrix direction at positions upstream of the fixing nip with respect to a feeding direction of a sheet.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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

Fluid energy machine

A fluid energy machine, with a machine housing (10), and with at least one shaft (11) that is mounted in the machine housing (10), which is assigned at least one sensor (12), with the help of which vibrations of the respective shaft are detectable, with at least one mounting sleeve (13), which extends through a bore (14) in the machine housing (10), wherein on a first portion (15) of the respective mounting sleeve (13), which faces the shaft, a sensor (12) is mounted, wherein in the region of the first portion (15) of the respective mounting sleeve (13) an adjusting device (16) is formed in order to align the respective sensor (12) relative to the respective shaft (11), and wherein on a portion (17) of the respective mounting sleeve (13) facing away from the shaft (11) a fixing device (18) engages in order to fix and seal the respective mounting sleeve (13) on the machine housing (10).. .
Man Diesel & Turbo Se

Bone fragment-fixing device and drill assembly for cutting bone fragment

A bone fragment-fixing device of the present invention including: a supporting portion for supporting, on an inner side of a mandible, a bone fragment generated by cutting the mandible; a connecting portion which is connected to one side of the supporting portion and protrudes to a height corresponding to the outer side of the mandible along the cut surface of the bone fragment; and a fixing portion connected to the connecting portion and formed in a shape corresponding to the mandible around the bone fragment.. .
University-industry Cooperation Group Of Kyung Hee University

Hand-held photographic equipment for taking selfies

Photographic equipment, which is capable of electrically connecting to an electronic device, including: a rod body; a fixing device used to fix the electronic device, which is attached to a first end of the rod body; a communication interface used to electrically connect to the electronic device to enable communication between the photographic equipment and the electronic device; a screen located on the rod body, and used for previewing an image taken by a camera of the electronic device; and a control unit attached to a second end of the rod body, which is operable to control the electronic device and the photographic equipment.. .
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Low-friction sliding material and low-friction pressurizing member for toner fixing devices

A low-friction sliding material includes a sliding member having a sliding surface, and a fluorine fiber or a fluorine fiber-containing composite fiber disposed in parallel at least on the outermost part of the sliding surface in a direction substantially the same as a sliding direction and covers 60% or more of the sliding surface. A low-friction sliding material is free from the occurrence of fabric separation or other defects in an extremely easy manner..
Toray Industries, Inc.

Image forming apparatus and control fixing device

An image forming apparatus according to an embodiment includes a fixing device, a transport unit and a controller. The fixing device includes a heat roller and a pressure roller that is moveable with respect to the heat roller.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and image forming device having same

A fixing device including fixing belt, a heat source to heat the fixing belt, a rotating member in engagement with an outer circumferential surface of the fixing belt, a nip forming member to pressurize the fixing belt, thereby forming a fixing nip between the fixing belt and the rotating member, and sliding members on both ends of the fixing belt and rotated together with the fixing belt. A rotation center of each of the sliding members is on an upstream side compared to a rotation center of the rotating member along a feeding direction of a printing medium, and a shortest distance between a tangential line of an outer circumferential surface of each of the sliding members and the rotation center of the rotating member is equal to or greater than a shortest distance between the fixing nip and the rotation center of the rotating member..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Electronic pump

An electronic pump is provided, which includes a rotor assembly. The rotor assembly includes an impeller and a rotor which are separately injection-molded respectively.
Hangzhou Sanhua Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Fixing device for fixating a segment of a wind turbine blade to a mould

For fixating a blade segment (1a) of a rotor blade of a wind turbine to a mould (20a), in which the blade segment is manufactured, a fixing device (10) is provided comprising a first portion (11) for selectively applying a clamping force on the fixating extension and a second portion (12) for fixating the fixing device to the mould. In the fixing device (10) one of the first and second portions comprises a cylinder portion (15a) with a threaded structure, and a threaded abutment structure (15b) encircling the cylinder portion and engaging its threaded structure.
Vestas Wind Systems A/s

Massage device and application method thereof against fatigue driving

The present invention discloses an anti-fatigue driving massage device and usage method thereof. The anti-fatigue driving massage device comprises a control system, a control device, a fixing device, a magnetic film, a power supply and a man-machine interactive device, wherein the control system is respectively connected with the control device, the power supply and the man-machine interactive device; the control device is fixedly installed on the fixing device; the magnetic film is stuck to the muscle around an eye of a driver; the control device is a loop current control device with a coil or a control device with a motor and magnets; the fixing device is a spectacle frame or a sun shield; and the power supply is a battery or a vehicular electric power supply.
Protruly Vision Technology Group Co.,ltd

Heater, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A heater includes a tubular bulb and a filament disposed inside the bulb and extended in a longitudinal direction of the bulb. A first metallic foil is coupled to one lateral end of the filament in the longitudinal direction of the bulb.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes a fixing belt, an induction current generating part and an auxiliary heat generation part. The fixing belt includes a conductive layer.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and image forming apparatus therewith

A fixing device has a fixing member, a guide member, and a blowing member. The guide member is pivotable to be located selectively either in a first position where it guides a recording medium to a fixing nip and a second position where it shuts a recording medium transport passage.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a cleaning member configured to clean a fixing member and a re-adhering member to which toner that adheres to the cleaning member is caused to re-adhere. The re-adhering member is disposed so as to face the fixing member.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including the same

An electricity removing unit 50 includes a rotating roller part 51, a brush part 52, a driving part, and a restraint member. The brush part 52 includes a plurality of conductive fiber bristles 52a having base end portions connected to a peripheral surface of the rotating roller part 51.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Fixing device

A fixing device includes a base body, a connecting unit and a fixing unit. The base body includes a holding wall and a connecting wall having a connecting hole.

Drive transmission unit, fixing device with drive transmission unit, and image forming apparatus having fixing device with drive transmission unit

A drive transmission unit transmits driving force to a driven unit including a driven rotator coupled to the drive transmission unit via a unit coupler. The drive transmission unit includes a driving source, a drive transmission member to transmit driving force from the driving source to the driven rotator by engaging the driven rotator, and a basal plate with a turning shaft portion at one end thereof.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring member, an exciting coil and a belt guide. The pressuring member comes into pressure contact with the fixing belt to form a fixing nip.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring member, an exciting coil and a belt guide. The pressuring member comes into pressure contact with the fixing belt to form a fixing nip.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus provided with the same

A fixing device includes a frame, a first fixing member, a second fixing member, a first conducting member, and a second conducting member. The second fixing member includes a belt configured to form a nip region.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing belt looped over a first roller and a second roller and rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a pressure rotator to press against the first roller via the fixing belt to form a fixing nip between the fixing belt and the pressure rotator. A separation aid, disposed downstream from the fixing nip in the direction of rotation of the fixing belt, contacts an inner circumferential surface of the fixing belt to decrease a radius of curvature of the fixing belt.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same

A fixing device includes a heater, a fixing rotator, a pressure rotator, a slider, and a controller. The fixing rotator is heated by the heater.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device for an lcd module and a faceplate

A fixing device for an lcd module and a faceplate includes a frame having one side fixing an lcd module and another side provided with plural fixing plates respectively bored with an elongated insert hole. A circuit board is secured at a rear side of a faceplate and provided with plural locking plates corresponding with the fixing plates so that the fixing plates of the frame can be respectively secured with the locking plates.
Chyng Hong Electronic Co., Ltd.

Securing device and fixing an electric machine to a component

The invention relates to a securing plate (10), a fixing device and to a method for fixing an electric machine (12), for example to a component (30) of a motor vehicle, comprising a central through-opening (14) for receiving a round bearing sleeve (16) of the electric machine (12), said through opening (14) having a polygonal shape (15), the lateral surfaces (18) resting on the bearing sleeve (16). The securing plate (10) has, in a radially outer region (20), securing holes (22) via which the electric machine (12) can be secured to the component (30)..
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

When a roller faces a concave portion of an eccentric cam, a pressure roller is brought into press contact with a fixing roller at the spring pressure of a lower compression spring via a lever and an arm member. When the roller faces a maximum radius part, the pressure roller moves in a direction separating from the fixing roller via the lever and the arm member against the spring pressure of the lower compression spring..
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Fixing device

A fixing device includes a heating unit including an endless belt and a heating plate, a fixing roller to form a nip portion, a frame including a first sidewall and a second sidewall, a first shaft that the fixing roller has, a second shaft disposed upstream of the nip portion, and a third shaft disposed downstream of the nip portion. One end portion of the first shaft, one end portion of the second shaft and one end portion of the third shaft are supported by the first sidewall.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and fixing temperature control fixing device

According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes determination means for determining the size of an image forming area of a medium, heating means for including an endless rotating body, plural heat-generating members which are formed in a perpendicular direction to a transporting direction, inclined by a predetermined angle, and divided by a predetermined length, and are disposed so as to come into contact with an inner side of the rotating body, and a switching unit which switches individual conduction, and heats the medium, pressing means for forming a nip by performing pressing and contact at a position of the plural heat-generating members, and nipping and carrying the medium in the transporting direction along with the heating means, and heating control means for controlling the switching unit to select and conduct heat-generating members and controlling the heating means to heat the medium.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Magnetic block, manufacturing method thereof, and magnetic magic cube

The present application discloses a magnetic block, which comprises a block body, a hollow magnet and a fixing device; wherein each surface of the block body has a hole having a same depth and size as the hollow magnet defined thereon; and the hollow magnet is fixedly mounted in the hole defined in the block body via the fixing device. By defining the hole having a same depth and size as the hollow magnet and fixedly mounting the hollow magnet into the hole defined in the block body, each surface of the block body is even, and it is convenient to replace the magnet.

Device for repairing damage to the bottom of a container filled with water

A device for repairing damage to a bottom of a container filled with water is disclosed the device comprises a guiding device, which can be placed on the bottom of the container and which has a centering device for centering the guiding device between wall sections of the bottom elements. The devices further comprises a fixing device for fixing the guiding device on the bottom of the container, a carrier, which can be guided along the guiding device and on which at least one pivot arm is arranged, and an accommodating element arranged at a free end of the pivot arm, for accommodating adhesive, with which part of a wall section of the bottom elements can be covered..
Areva Gmbh

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a leading-end fixing value output part to output a leading-end fixing value indicating a leading-end fixing temperature and a leading-end separation value output part to output a leading-end separation value indicating a leading-end separation temperature. These output parts both output a higher value as a leading-end toner value representing a toner adhesion amount of a toner image in a leading area of a sheet is higher.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Heating member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A heating member includes a flexible surface heater and an auxiliary heating portion. The flexible surface heater has a fixed end side and a free end side, has a contact region in contact with a member to be heated on the free end side and a non-contact region on the fixed end side, is partially fixed, and includes a heating portion in the contact region.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

At least partially transparent exterior aircraft light cover and exterior aircraft lighting device comprising the same

An at least partially transparent exterior aircraft light cover includes at least one protrusion provided at a lateral end of the exterior aircraft light cover, wherein the at least one protrusion is configured to be introduced into a corresponding reception provided at an exterior aircraft light casing and wherein the protrusion is formed for allowing the cover to pivot, with the protrusion providing a fulcrum, when the protrusion is introduced into the reception. The at least partially transparent exterior aircraft light cover further includes at least one fixing device, which is provided in a pivotable portion of the cover and which is configured for removably fixing said pivotable portion to the casing for preventing a pivoting motion thereof.
Goodrich Lighting Systems Gmbh

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device to transfer an image to a recording sheet; a fixing device to feed the recording sheet and fix the image onto the recording sheet; a branching device to switch between an ejection path to eject the recording sheet fed downstream of the fixing device, to outside the apparatus, and a reversing path for duplex printing; and a back curl correction structure disposed in a sheet feeding path between the fixing device and the branching device. The back curl correction structure includes a drive roller; a driven roller; an auxiliary nip portion; a guide member; and a guide moving device to move the guide member to a first position and a second position depending on the condition of the recording sheet..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus including the same

Provided is a fixing device. The fixing device includes: a fixing belt including a base; a nip forming member arranged inside the fixing belt; and a pressing member arranged outside the fixing belt to face the nip forming member to form a fixing nip.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a heating unit, an endless belt body that follows rotation of the heating unit, and a pressing unit that faces the heating unit with the endless belt body interposed therebetween. The pressing unit includes a retaining body that rotatably retains the endless belt body, a pressing-area-forming portion that is a part of the retaining body, and a pressing member provided on an upstream side of the retaining body with respect to the pressing-area-forming portion in a direction of rotation of the endless belt body, the pressing member being a metal plate that is bent along a line extending in a longitudinal direction thereof.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Fixing device and fixing temperature control fixing device

According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes determination means for determining the size of a medium, heating means for including plural heat-generating members which are two-dimensionally arranged such that the heat-generating members are lined up along two parallel lines or more which are vertical to a transport direction of the medium and divided at locations on the parallel lines, and are disposed so as to come into contact with an inner side of the rotating body, and a switching unit which switches individual conduction, and heats the medium, pressing means for forming a nip by performing pressing and contact at a position of the plural heat-generating members, and heating control means for selecting a group of the heat-generating members which are lined up in the two-dimensional arrangement, conducting the selected group of the heat-generating members, and controlling the heating means.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes an endless fixing belt; a pressure roller to contact the fixing belt; a nip forming member to press the pressure roller from the fixing belt; a nip portion formed between the fixing belt and the pressure roller; a heater to heat the fixing belt to fuse and fix toner onto a recording sheet in the nip portion; an auxiliary driven roller; an auxiliary drive roller to drive the driven roller; an auxiliary nip portion, formed between an outer circumferential surface of the auxiliary driven roller and an outer circumferential surface of the auxiliary drive roller, to nip the recording sheet after toner fixation conveyed from the nip portion; and an outlet guide member, disposed downstream of the auxiliary nip portion, to guide the recording sheet after toner fixation conveyed from the auxiliary nip portion, with the toner-fixed recording sheet surface bent in a concave shape.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes an endless belt rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a nip formation pad disposed opposite an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. A slide sheet is sandwiched between the nip formation pad and the endless belt and is a twill fabric containing a lubricant.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a nip formation pad to press against a fixing rotator. A primary heater is disposed opposite the fixing rotator in a primary heating span spanning in an axial direction of the fixing rotator to heat the primary heating span of the fixing rotator from which heat is conducted to the nip formation pad with a primary conduction.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing member; a heater to heat the fixing member; a nip forming member to contact the fixing member; and a pressure member, disposed opposite the nip forming member to press against the fixing member to form a fixing nip portion together with the nip forming member. The fixing device applies heat and pressure to fix an image transferred to a recording sheet when the recording sheet passes through the fixing nip.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Image forming apparatus

The image forming apparatus includes a sheet discharge sensor that detects a recording material, a fixing device that nips the recording material to fix an unfixed toner image onto the recording material, a fixing motor that drives the fixing device, and an engine control unit that controls the fixing motor. The fixing device includes a fixing roller, a pressure unit that forms a first nip portion with the fixing roller to press the fixing roller, and a heating unit that forms a second nip portion with the fixing roller to heat the fixing roller.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a heater to generate heat and a fixing rotator to rotate while contacting the heater. A pressure rotator presses against the heater via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator, through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed.

Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method

A fixing device includes a primary heater, a secondary heater, and a tertiary heater to heat a primary heating span, a secondary heating span, and a tertiary heating span of a fixing rotator, respectively. A primary temperature detector and a secondary temperature detector detect a temperature of the fixing rotator.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including the same

A fixing device has a flexible endless fixing member; a heater to heat the fixing member; a nip forming member to contact the fixing member directly or via a slide member; a pressure member, rotatably disposed opposite the fixing member and the nip forming member; and a back curl correction structure that includes a drive roller disposed on a side where a back curl appears in the recording sheet; a driven roller disposed opposite the drive roller; an auxiliary nip portion to feed the recording sheet; a guide member to guide the recording sheet fed out from the auxiliary nip portion to bend in a direction opposite a curled direction of the back curl of the recording sheet. A driving connection between the drive roller and the pressure member is performed by a connection between a drive roller side connection gear and a pressure member side connection gear..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing exit guide plate, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A fixing exit guide plate for use in a fixing device, which supports the conveyance of a paper with being curved in a direction opposite to a curl direction of the paper in a paper conveyance path in a downstream of a conveyance support rollers, includes a conveyance downstream portion having a paper conveyance plane and a conveyance upstream portion having a paper conveyance plane, wherein the fixing exit guide plate is retracted in a paper jam process to move such that the paper conveyance plane of the conveyance downstream portion rotates about a rotation axis of the conveyance support driving roller to be substantially parallel to the paper conveyance plane of the conveyance upstream portion.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Image-forming apparatus capable of forming multi-color full-bleed image

An image-forming apparatus includes multiple image-forming units capable of forming a full-bleed image with no margin around a recording medium in an image-forming region larger than an image-forming surface region of the recording medium using three or more toners having a volume average particle size of about 2 to about 5 μm, an intermediate transfer member, a transfer device, a fixing device, and an image-forming process unit that, at least if an image to be formed in a peripheral region of the recording medium during the formation of the full-bleed image has a toner layer thickness larger than or equal to a predetermined threshold, converts the image to be formed in the peripheral region of the recording medium into an image having a toner layer thickness smaller than or equal to the threshold while maintaining the image density ratio of the individual toners.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.



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  • Airbag System
  • Storage Device
  • Polypropylene
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