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04/17/14
20140107771
 Assembly comprising a stabiliser and an instrument to be positioned in or around a passage surrounded by body tissue patent thumbnailAssembly comprising a stabiliser and an instrument to be positioned in or around a passage surrounded by body tissue
An assembly having a stabiliser and an instrument to be positioned in or around a passage surrounded by body tissue, in particular vascular tissue. The stabiliser is provided with one or more suction mouths running in the shape of a loop, which suction mouths can be operationally connected to suction means in order to suck tightly to tissue close to and around said passage, which may still have to be made.
04/17/14
20140105660
 Fixing device, and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes an irradiation section that has plural light emitting elements arranged in a first direction and emits light, a condensing section that condenses the light emitted from the irradiation section in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and a supporter that includes a contact location which supports a recording medium by a surface thereof at a position of a focal length of the condensing section, and a noncontact location which is located outside the contact location in the first direction and has a surface which does not come into contact with the recording medium, wherein a distance between the surface of the noncontact location and the condensing section is different from a distance between the surface of the contact location and the condensing section.. .
04/17/14
20140105657
 Belt driving device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailBelt driving device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A belt driving device includes an endless belt; support members that extend in a width direction of the endless belt and support the endless belt, the support members including a control member that controls the widthwise position of the endless belt; a support body that supports the support members; and a driving mechanism that drives one end of the control member to cause the control member to pivot about a pivot axis in a direction in which stretching of the endless belt is prevented. A portion of the control member shifted from the midpoint toward an edge of the endless belt is pivotably supported by the support member to serve as the pivot axis, so that the moving distances of two points on the control member aligned with the edges of the endless belt when the control member is driven by the driving mechanism are close to each other..
04/17/14
20140105656
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes an endless belt that fixes toner onto a recording medium by heat, a heating member in the form of substantially a sheet that has flexibility and that heats the belt from inside a space enclosed by the belt, and a stationary member including a curved surface that is in contact with the heating member, a fixed area in the curved surface in which the heating member is fixed to the stationary member, and a non-fixed area in the curved surface in which the heating member is not fixed to the stationary member, the stationary member having a coefficient of linear expansion different from that of the heating member. The belt is wound around the stationary member via a layer that includes the heating member, and rigidities of the belt and the heating member are lower than a rigidity of the stationary member..
04/17/14
20140105624
 Fixing device usable with an image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device usable with an image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a fixing roller to fix a toner on a recording medium; a heater to heat the fixing roller; an alternating current (ac) power source to generate an ac electric power such that the heater heats the fixing roller according to the ac electric power; a unit interposed between the heater and the ac power source to selectively supply the ac electric power from the ac power source to the heater so as to control the heater to heat the fixing roller; a relay including a first relay contact point disposed on a first ac power supply line between the ac power source and the unit and a relay coil to open and close the first relay contact point; the relay selectively supplying the ac electric power from ac power source to the heater and the power control switch; a direct current (dc) power supplier to supply a dc power to the relay coil; and a thermoswitch interposed on a dc power supply line between the dc power supplier and the relay coil to control the supply of the ac electric power from the ac power source to the heater and the unit according to an temperature of the fixing roller.. .
04/17/14
20140103618
 Trailer coupling patent thumbnailTrailer coupling
A trailer coupling for a motor vehicle includes a base holder which can be or is securely mounted on the vehicle and further includes a coupling arm at the free end of which a coupling element is arranged for coupling a trailer and which protrudes towards the rear from the motor vehicle in a position of use, wherein the coupling arm can be releasably secured to the base holder or is mounted movably between the position of use and a position of non-use in which it is moved towards the motor vehicle. In the trailer coupling, it is provided that, for connection to the base holder, the coupling arm includes a holder part which can be secured to the base holder by means of a base holder fixing device and a coupling part on which the coupling element is located..
04/10/14
20140099146
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body and a pressing rotary body disposed opposite the fixing rotary body. A pivotable pressurization member contacts and presses the pressing rotary body against the fixing rotary body.
04/10/14
20140099138
 Fixing device temperature control method, fixing device, and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device temperature control method, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device temperature control method is performed by a fixing device including a heat conductor contacting and heating an unfixed toner image formed on a recording medium, a heater disposed opposite and heating the heat conductor, and a pressing roller pressed against the heat conductor to form a fixing nip between the heat conductor and the pressing roller through which the recording medium is conveyed. The method includes detecting a temperature of the pressing roller and controlling an input voltage to the heater based on the detected temperature of the pressing roller to maintain a temperature of the recording medium discharged from the fixing nip at a target temperature..
04/10/14
20140099137
 Fixing device, and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a light irradiation portion that irradiates a recording medium transported to a predefined position with light, a power supply member that is disposed at a position which is irradiated with light with a first intensity of light emitted from the light irradiation portion in a state in which the recording medium is disposed at the predefined position and which is irradiated with light with a second intensity larger than the first intensity of light in a state in which the recording medium is not disposed at the predefined position, and that changes a physical property thereof so as to reduce the supply of power when the power supply member is continuously irradiated with the light with the second intensity for a predefined time or more, and a power supply portion that supplies power to the light irradiation portion via the power supply member.. .
04/10/14
20140099136
 Fixing device, and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing unit that is disposed in a direction intersecting a transport direction in which a recording medium on which an image is formed using an image forming material is transported and that fixes the image forming material onto the recording medium in a noncontact manner with the recording medium, a varying unit that varies a length of the fixing unit in a direction perpendicular to the transport direction, and a controller that controls the fixing unit at an amount of power according to the length of the fixing unit.. .
04/10/14
20140097663
Device for locking and unlocking a belt height adjustment device and vehicle seat
The invention relates to a belt height adjustment device for fixed connection to a bearing structure (1) of a vehicle seat, having a lever (2) and a belt deflection fitting (3) which is rotatably movable relative thereto. The lever (2) is pivotably connected to the bearing structure (1) to provide an axis of rotation.
04/03/14
20140093288
Fixing device, image forming apparatus with same, and method of assembling fixing device
A fixing device fixes a toner image on a recording medium transported to a fixing nip by applying pressure and heat to the recording medium. The fixing device includes an endless belt formed into a loop with both ends bonded together, the belt accommodating a heat source inside thereof, a pressing roller rotating in contact with the endless belt forming the fixing nip between the endless belt and the pressing roller, and a fixed member provided inside a loop of the endless belt to press the endless belt against a pressing roller.
04/03/14
20140093266
Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method
An image processing apparatus includes an image forming section that includes a fixing device, a power supply controller that controls the fixing device to a power supply state in which power is supplied or a power shut-off state, a switching section that switches a fixing mode to one of a first mode that focuses on temperature, and a second mode that focuses on productivity, and a processing controller that controls an image forming process, by selecting the first mode as initial processing when the fixing device recovers from the power shut-off state to the power supply state upon an instruction to execute a job, and selecting, as continued processing after the initial processing, the first mode or the second mode on a basis of a total processing volume of the job acquired after the instruction to execute the job is made.. .
03/27/14
20140086701
Fastening element
A fastening element is provided for a motor vehicle having a nut and a housing accommodating the nut, by which the fastening element can be fastened to a support part, in particular body panel, body attachment part or similar vehicle part of vehicle attachment part. It is provided that the housing is a plastic part with fixing device molded thereon for the clamping and/or positively joined fixing of the fastening element on the support part.
03/27/14
20140086659
Configuration for an image forming apparatus having an upright recording medium storage unit
An image forming apparatus includes a recording sheet storage unit for storing recording sheets substantially in an upright position, an image forming unit which forms an image on a recording sheet conveyed from the recording sheet storage unit, and a recording sheet receiving unit for storing the recording sheet conveyed from the image forming unit substantially in an upright position. In this image forming apparatus, a paper conveyance passage for conveying the recording sheet extends upward from a lower portion of the recording sheet storage unit toward the recording sheet receiving unit.
03/27/14
20140086651
Slide member for fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A slide member for a fixing device includes a fluororesin layer having a slide surface dotted with recesses. The recesses in the slide surface are arranged in an array having parallel hexagons as unit cells..
03/27/14
20140086650
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device and an image forming apparatus include: a first pressure roller having an elastic layer in a surface layer section; a fixing belt wound on the elastic layer of the first pressure roller; a second pressure roller that presses the elastic layer of the first pressure roller via the fixing belt, the second pressure roller forming a fixing nip portion between the fixing belt and the second pressure roller; and a guide member that guides the fixing belt in such a manner as to separate the fixing belt from a protruding portion of the elastic layer, the protruding portion being formed on an entrance side of the fixing nip portion in a sheet conveying direction.. .
03/27/14
20140086649
Fixing device
A fixing device configured to thermally fix a developing agent image to a recording sheet includes a fixing belt having a tubular shape defining an inner space, a heat generating member, a nip member, and a stay which are disposed in the inner space of the fixing belt, and a rotating member disposed outside the inner space of the fixing belt. The fixing belt is nipped between the nip plate and the rotating member.
03/27/14
20140086648
Fixing device
A fixing device configured to thermally fix a developing agent image to a recording sheet includes a fixing belt having a tubular shape defining an inner space, a heat generating member and a nip plate which are disposed in the inner space, and a rotating member disposed outside the inner space. The nip plate includes a plate-shaped portion holding the fixing belt against the rotating member, and a bent portion located downstream of the plate-shaped portion in a conveying direction of the recording sheet and bent to define a recess facing away from the rotating member.
03/27/14
20140086644
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device may include a first fixing member, and a second fixing member, and may be configured to heat-fix a developer image on a recording sheet at a fixing nip formed between the first fixing member and the second fixing member. The fixing device may further include a charge-removing member arranged upstream of the fixing nip in a conveyance direction of the recording sheet and in a vicinity of a conveyance path of the recording sheet conveyed towards the fixing nip, and including a main body part and an end edge positioned at an edge of the main body part, and an insulating member arranged between the conveyance path and at least the entire end edge of the charge-removing member..
03/27/14
20140086615
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus may includes: an apparatus body; a fixing device removably mounted to the apparatus body and including a first fixing member, a heat generation member which heats the first fixing member, a second fixing member forming a fixing nip between the first fixing member and the second fixing member, and a housing accommodating at least the heat generation member and the first fixing member and provided with a communication part communicating between inner and outer sides of the housing; a transfer member arranged upstream of the fixing device in a conveyance direction of a recording sheet, and to which developer is configured to be transferred; a sensor configured to detect the developer transferred to the transfer member; and a film arranged to cover the sensor between the communication part and the sensor.. .
03/27/14
20140086608
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
Disclosed herein are a fixing device and an image forming apparatus including: a rotatable fixing side member; a rear side member that rotates in pressure contact with an outer peripheral surface of the fixing side member, the rear side member forming a fixing nip portion for conveying a sheet on which a toner image is formed in a sandwiching manner in conjunction with the fixing side member; and velocity difference setting means for setting a velocity difference between a surface velocity of the rear side member and a surface velocity of the fixing side member, wherein the rear side member and the fixing side member rotate with a velocity difference set by the velocity difference setting means.. .
03/27/14
20140086546
Optical fiber fixing device
An optical fiber fixing device includes a substrate, a cover, a locking assembly, and a fixing plate. The substrate has a loading surface.
03/20/14
20140079478
Thread fixing mechanism
A viewfinder fixing device comprises a holder, a ring, a washer, a dowel, and a plurality of inner peripheral concave-convex portions. The holder has a male thread portion.
03/20/14
20140079467
Fixing device
A fixing device includes a first buckling assembly, a second buckling assembly and a pin. The first buckling assembly includes a main body, and a plurality of first holes is formed on the main body.
03/20/14
20140079459
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a pair of fixing members that contact each other and that rotate or circulate, and that heat and press a sheet that is transported with a toner image being carried thereby and that is interposed between the fixing members, to fix the toner image to the sheet; and a guide member that guides to a fixing area the sheet that is transported towards the fixing members. The guide member includes a metallic member and resin members.
03/20/14
20140079455
Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device included in an image forming apparatus includes a fixing rotary body, a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotary body, an opposed body contacting an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotary body, a reflector disposed opposite the heater, and a heat shield disposed between the heater and the fixing rotary body and includes a shield portion to shield heat radiated from the heater to the fixing rotary body. Heat reflectance of at least a surface of the shield portion where the heat shield faces the heater is set to a value smaller than heat reflectance on a surface of the reflector opposite and facing the heater.
03/20/14
20140079454
Heat-generation belt, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
An endless heat-generation belt 10 includes a heat-generation layer 11 and a pair of metal electrodes 12 and 12. The heat-generation layer 11 is composed of an electroconductive resin composition and the heat-generation layer 11 can be heated by supplying electricity.
03/20/14
20140079453
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body and a heater disposed opposite the fixing rotary body. A heat shield is movable in a circumferential direction of the fixing rotary body and interposed between the heater and the fixing rotary body to shield the fixing rotary body from the heater.
03/20/14
20140079452
Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A cleaning device includes a first cleaning roller and a second cleaning roller. The first cleaning roller contacts a member to be cleaned, rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter to be removed to adhere to the first cleaning roller.
03/20/14
20140079451
Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A cleaning device includes a first cleaning roller and a second cleaning roller. The first cleaning roller contacts a member to be cleaned and rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter to be removed to adhere to the first cleaning roller.
03/20/14
20140079450
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a pair of fixing members that contact each other and that rotate or circulate, and that heat and press a sheet to fix the toner image to the sheet, the pair of fixing members being such that at least one of the pair of fixing members is to be cleaned; and a first cleaning device that cleans the at least one of the pair of fixing members to be cleaned by removing any residual toner on the at least one of the pair of fixing members to be cleaned therefrom. The at least one of the pair of fixing members to be cleaned includes a fixing belt and a supporting member.
03/20/14
20140079449
Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A cleaning device includes a supporting member; a first cleaning roller that contacts a member to be cleaned and that rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter to be removed to adhere to the first cleaning roller; a second cleaning roller that contacts the first cleaning roller and rotates, separates the matter to be removed that is stuck on the first cleaning roller from the first cleaning roller, and causes the matter to be removed to adhere to the second cleaning roller; a pair of first bearing members that rotatably support respective ends of the first cleaning roller, and are supported by the supporting member; and a pair of second bearing members that rotatably support respective ends of the second cleaning roller, and are supported by the first bearing members.. .
03/20/14
20140079448
Cleaning device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A cleaning device includes a first cleaning roller that contacts a member to be cleaned and that rotates, separates any matter to be removed that is stuck on the member to be cleaned from the member to be cleaned, and causes the matter to be removed to adhere to the first cleaning roller; a second cleaning roller that contacts the first cleaning roller, separates the matter to be removed that is stuck on the first cleaning roller from the first cleaning roller, and causes the matter to be removed to adhere to the second cleaning roller; a first push member that pushes the first cleaning roller against the member to be cleaned; and a second push member that pushes the second cleaning roller against the first cleaning roller, and pushes the first cleaning roller against the member to be cleaned.. .
03/20/14
20140079447
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a pair of fixing members and a guide member. The guide member includes a guide plate having a guide surface, a back surface when the guide surface is defined as a front surface, and holes that are spaced apart from each other in a widthwise direction of the sheet and that extend through the guide surface and the back surface; and sheet receiving members that are disposed in correspondence with the holes, each sheet receiving member including a body and an insertion portion that protrudes from the body and that is inserted into the corresponding hole, the insertion portions being inserted into the corresponding holes and being moved along the guide surface, so that the sheet receiving members are mounted to the guide plate while the bodies protrude from the guide surface..
03/20/14
20140079425
Heater control device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A heater control device that performs phase control of ac power and supplies phase-controlled power to a heater, the heater control device including: a control unit configured to, in the phase control, gradually increase an on-duty ratio until a target power amount is supplied to the heater; and a judgment unit configured to judge whether or not the on-duty ratio is within a predetermined range of on-duty ratios including a 50% on-duty ratio. The control unit (i) increases the on-duty ratio by a first amount while the on-duty ratio is within the predetermined range, and (ii) increases the on-duty ratio by a second amount while the on-duty ratio is not within the predetermined range.
03/20/14
20140079424
Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body, a heat shield movably disposed opposite the fixing rotary body, an opposed body contacting the fixing rotary body to form a nip therebetween through which a recording medium is conveyed, and a temperature detector to detect a temperature of at least one of the fixing rotary body and the opposed body. A controller, operatively connected to the heat shield and the temperature detector, determines a rotation angled position to which the heat shield is moved based on a size of the recording medium and the temperature of the at least one of the fixing rotary body and the opposed body detected by the temperature detector..
03/20/14
20140078441
Positioning device for positioning an optical film set, backlight module, and liquid crystal display
A positioning device which positions an optical film set in a backlight module is proposed. The backlight module includes a back plate.
03/20/14
20140076316
Pressurized gas cylinder holder for a respirator
A pressurized gas cylinder holder for a respirator includes a holding part (15) and at least one tightening strap for fastening a pressurized gas cylinder to a holding part (15). Pressurized gas cylinders with different external diameters are able to be fastened to the pressurized gas cylinder holder with an identical longitudinal axis.
03/13/14
20140072357
Fixing device and image forming apparatus with same
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form a toner image on a recording medium and a fixing device. The fixing device includes a fixing belt to fix a toner image onto a recording medium transported to a fixing nip, a pressing member pressed against the fixing belt to form the fixing nip therebetween, a heating roller accommodating a heater to heat the fixing belt.
03/13/14
20140072355
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a rotatable fixing member; a heating source configured to heat the fixing member; an opposing member configured to come into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the fixing member to form a nip portion; and a shielding member configured to block heat from the heating source. The shielding member is configured to rotate about a position different from the center of the heating source so as to be movable between a shielding position and a retraction position.
03/13/14
20140072352
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing member that fixes toner on a recording material; a magnetic-field-producing unit including an exciting member that produces an alternating-current magnetic field, and first magnetic-circuit-producing members that each produce a magnetic circuit of the alternating-current magnetic field and are provided at a predetermined first interval and a second interval, smaller than the first interval, in a scanning direction; a temperature measuring device that measures the temperature of the fixing member; and a second magnetic-circuit-producing member having a cut portion in which the temperature measuring device is provided and that produces a magnetic circuit of the alternating-current magnetic field while conducting heat to the fixing member by being induction-heated. The first magnetic-circuit-producing members at the second interval are provided on both sides of a position corresponding to the cut portion in a direction in which the magnetic circuit is produced..
03/13/14
20140072320
Fixing device
A fixing device which heats a heating object through induction heating by using a plurality of coils includes a plurality of coil drivers that drive the plurality of coils respectively, a drive circuit that controls on/off states of a plurality of switching elements simultaneously to control the drive of the plurality of coil drivers, a control unit that controls a voltage supplied to each of the plurality of coils in accordance with the control of the on/off states of the plurality of switching elements by the drive circuit, and a plurality of voltage control circuits that individually change the voltages supplied to the plurality of coils in accordance with the voltage control of the control unit.. .
03/06/14
20140064808
Fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes an irradiation section that irradiates a recording medium with light, the recording medium having thereon an image formed by an image forming material to be fixed by absorbing light and being transported along a transporting path, and a preventing member that is provided with a first hole that allows the light to pass therethrough, and prevents the image forming material irradiated with the light from adhering to the irradiation section.. .
03/06/14
20140064804
Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same
A fixing device includes a rotary fixing member, a heater, a pressing member, a nip formation member, a reinforcement member, a sliding sheet, and a holding member. The nip formation member is disposed at an inner circumferential side of the fixing member and pressed by the pressing member via the fixing member to form a nipping portion.
03/06/14
20140064803
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body that heats and pressurizes, together with a recording medium, toner having particle diameter of 4.5 [μm] or less and a softening point of 100 [° c.] or higher and 125 [° c.] or lower to fix the toner on the recording medium, a heating unit that heats the fixing rotary body, and a pressurizing unit that sandwiches and pressurizes the toner and the recording medium in a contact part formed by the fixing rotary body, wherein the maximum pressure in the contact part is equal to or more than 2.9×105 [pa], the width of the contact part in a movement direction of the recording medium is equal to or more than 10 [mm], and the heating time of the toner in the contact part is equal to or more than 20 [msec].. .
03/06/14
20140064802
Rotating body support device and fixing device having rotating body support device, and image forming apparatus
A rotating body support device includes a shaft, a bearing, a mounting member, and a protruding part. The shaft serves as a rotating shaft which rotates or a fixed shaft during rotation of a rotating body.
03/06/14
20140064801
Cleaning device and fixing device
A cleaning device includes a cleaning unit which includes a web; a first roller, a second roller for winding the web up, a driving mechanism for second roller, a third roller urging the web to the rotatable member, an urging portion urging the third roller toward the rotatable member, and a supporter supporting the third roller while permitting movement relative to the first and second rollers; a moving mechanism for relative movement between the cleaning unit and the rotatable member, between a first position in which the web is spaced from the rotatable member and a second position in which they contact; and a controller. When the mechanism causes the relative movement from the first position to the second position, the controller operates the mechanism for a predetermined duration to substantially eliminate the slackness of the web resulting from the relative movement..
03/06/14
20140064788
Image heating apparatus and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing device including rollers which form a nip therebetween to fix a toner image on a sheet; a supporting mechanism for movably supporting the fixing unit; a reciprocating mechanism for reciprocating the fixing unit relative to the supporting mechanism in a longitudinal direction thereof; an electric connector provided on the supporting mechanism; and a wire connecting between the electric energy supply connector and the fixing unit and having an enough length to permit reciprocation of the fixing unit.. .
03/06/14
20140064787
Fixing device and control device
A fixing device includes a fixing unit including a first roller and a second roller which form a nip to fix a toner image on a sheet, the fixing unit being capable of fixing the toner image on a maximum width sheet and a small width sheet; a reciprocating mechanism for reciprocating the fixing unit in a widthwise direction; and an operating device for operating the reciprocating mechanism, wherein the operating device operates the reciprocating mechanism for a fixing operation on the small width sheet, and the operating device does not operate the reciprocating mechanism for the fixing operation on the maximum width sheet.. .
03/06/14
20140064763
Image forming apparatus
A fixing device causes an eccentric cam to perform a rotation step of 113° to shift from a pressurization releasing mode to a pressurization mode, and causes the eccentric cam to perform a rotation step of 263° to shift from a standby mode to the pressurization mode. A control unit activates a motor by setting a rotational speed of a rotational magnetic field of a stator to 600 rpm in the rotation step of 113° and to 1500 rpm in the rotation step of 263° so as to prevent the eccentric cam from receiving acceleration of a rotational direction from a pressure lever before a rotational speed of a rotor reaches a first rotational speed.
03/06/14
20140064755
Fixing device and control device
A fixing device includes a fixing device including rollers which form a nip therebetween to fix a toner image on a sheet; a reciprocating mechanism, including a motor, for reciprocating the fixing device within a predetermined range by moving the fixing device in a longitudinal direction thereof for each passages of a predetermined number of sheets through the nip; and a controller for controlling the motor so that a drive time of the motor per the predetermined number of the sheets is longer in a first range including a point at which a moving direction of the fixing device reverses than in a second range in which the moving direction of the fixing device does not reverse.. .
03/06/14
20140064754
Fixing device
A fixing device includes first and second rollers forming a nip for fixing a toner image on a sheet; a heat absorption roller for absorbing heat from said first roller by contacting said first roller; a moving mechanism for moving said heat absorption roller to and away from said first roller; a counter for counting a number of continuously executed fixing process operations without said heat absorption roller contacting said first roller; a controller for determining, based on an output of said counter, whether to carry out an operation of a mode in which said heat absorption roller is contacted to said first roller by said moving mechanism and is rotated for a predetermined period, during non-fixing process period.. .
03/06/14
20140063680
Substrate fixing device and method for manufacturing the same
In a substrate fixing device and a method form manufacturing the substrate fixing device, the substrate fixing device includes a lower electrode, a dielectric layer and a plurality of protrusions. The dielectric layer is disposed on the lower electrode.
03/06/14
20140061181
Sheet heater and image fixing device including the sheet heater
A sheet heater that includes a sheet article composed of a conductive resin composition containing a conductive material and a resin, and a pair of metal plate electrodes, each of the electrodes being bonded to each of the ends of the sheet article, wherein when elements of the sheet article are detected at a portion 1 μm depth from a surface of the metal plate electrode, a peak area ratio of silicon (si) to metal ion (m) is 1/100 to 1, the metal ion m being most abundant of all metal ions detected at the portion, the peaks being obtained by measuring an x ray generated at the portion by applying an x ray to the portion with the scanning electron microscope-energy dispersive x-ray spectrometer.. .
03/06/14
20140059907
Non destructive framing system
A framing system is disclosed to receive an item to be displayed. The system may include a fixing device, a rear support having a substantially planar surface, and one or more fixing elements.
02/27/14
20140056627
Fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing rotary body that heats toner while rotating and fixes the toner on a recording medium, a pressurizing rotary body that sandwiches and pressurizes the toner and the recording medium by the fixing rotary body, and a supporting part that supports the fixing rotary body from the inside so that a peak pressure on an outlet side of the recording medium becomes equal to or lower than a peak pressure on an inlet side, in a contact part where the fixing rotary body and the pressurizing rotary body come into contact with each other.. .
02/27/14
20140056626
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device employing resistance heating system includes: a fixing roller being loosely inserted into an endless fixing belt; a pressure member being in pressure-contact with the fixing belt to form fixing nip; meandering prevention members preventing the fixing belt from meandering; prevention member holders holding the meandering prevention members for rotation independently from the fixing roller. Each meandering prevention member has rotation center inside circle, where, when seen in rotation axis direction of the fixing roller, the circle has center coincident with midpoint between two focal points of ellipse approximating belt rotation path of the fixing belt, and has radius equal to distance from the center of the circle to straight line passing through rotation center of the fixing roller and center of the nip in rotational direction of the fixing roller..
02/27/14
20140056625
Fixing device and image forming apparatus and method with same
A fixing unit includes an endless belt accommodating a heat source inside a loop formed by the endless belt, a rotary pressing member rotating in contact with the endless belt in a pressure contact section, and a heat transfer member secured to a side plate within the loop of the endless belt to support and heat the endless belt with heat conducted from the heat source. The heat transfer member has an opening opposite the rotary pressing member.
02/27/14
20140053435
Badge
A badge is provided having a lower part (1) including a fixing device (2), for example for fixing on an article of clothing, a support part (3) on which an information carrier (40) can be applied or placed, and a transparent cover part (41). The lower part (1) and support part (3) are connected to each other along the periphery of the parts.
02/20/14
20140050511
Separation device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A separation device includes at least one separator disposed opposite one of a first rotary body and a second rotary body. Each separator includes a front aligned in an axial direction of the one of the first rotary body and the second rotary body and including a recording medium conveyance face over which a recording medium slides.
02/20/14
20140050498
Fixing device
A fixing device includes a fixing belt including a metal layer, a pressing member to form a nip between the pressing member and the fixing belt, an induction current generating coil that faces an outer periphery of the fixing belt, and heats the fixing belt located at a nip position through a hollow inside of the fixing belt, and a coil controller supplies a high frequency to the induction current generating coil.. .
02/20/14
20140049789
Image processing apparatus, processing time simulation apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium
An image processing apparatus includes: a fixing device that has a fast heating mode and a heat storage mode; and a selection section that selects any one of a case where execution of a job indicating an image forming process of a predetermined batch throughput is instructed, and when the fixing device returns to a normal power state from a power saving state, the fixing mode in which an image forming process is early completed is selected on the basis of a total throughput of the job to perform the image forming process, and a case where during the total throughput of the job is not determined or in a case where the job corresponds to a plurality of sets, the fast heating mode is selected as an initial operation for at least the first set to perform the image forming process.. .
02/13/14
20140044462
Cooling device, image forming apparatus including same, and cooling method
A cooling device for use in an image forming apparatus, disposed downstream within the apparatus in a direction of conveyance of a sheet from a fixing device that fixes an image onto the sheet at a temperature corresponding to a sheet type, includes a conveyance part to convey the sheet, a cooling member to absorb heat by thermal conduction from the sheet being conveyed by the conveyance part, a temperature controller to control a temperature of the cooling member, a temperature detector to detect the temperature of the cooling member, and a control unit connected to the temperature controller and the temperature detector to control the cooling member, using the temperature controller, to a target temperature corresponding to the sheet type based on the temperature of the cooling member detected by the temperature detector.. .
01/30/14
20140030041
Anti-tamper system
An anti-tamper system including: a fixing device and an anti-tamper detection device; the fixing device comprising a body and a head whereby the head having a larger cross section then the body for enabling a tool to engage and drive the body into a first material layer thereby makes a firm connection with the anti-tamper detection device between the head and the first material layer; the fixing device further comprising a lock wherein the head is locked to the body by the lock where there is no external magnetic field and wherein the head becomes disengaged from the body when the lock is unlocked by an external magnetic field; and whereby the anti-tamper detection device detects and records a change the connection when the head becomes disengaged.. .
01/30/14
20140030015
Fixing device for fixing an actuation device with push-push kinematics
Disclosed is a fixing device for fixing an actuation device with push-push kinematics on a component of a motor vehicle. The fixing device includes a housing with a guiding element and a locking recess on its outer surface, an opening in the component for inserting the actuation device, a guiding element on the component, and a locking projection on the component.
01/30/14
20140029995
Sheet cooling apparatus and image forming apparatus
There is provided a sheet cooling apparatus that cools a sheet while conveying the sheet passed passing through a fixing device for fixing an unfixed toner image formed on the sheet by heating the toner image, wherein a second suspension member is arranged so as to press a second endless belt on a circumferential face of a first cooling roller through a first endless belt, a first suspension member is arranged so as to press the first endless belt on a circumferential face of a second cooling roller through the second endless belt, and a curved sheet conveying path is formed between the first endless belt and the second endless belt.. .
01/30/14
20140029993
Fixing device and image forming apparatus provided with same
A fixing device includes a heat source, a fixing roller, a pressure roller, an elastic layer, a pressing portion, a restricting portion and a driving unit. The fixing roller is heated by the heat source.
01/30/14
20140029991
Control method, fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a rotary fuser member, a rotary pressure member, and a cleaning system. The rotary fuser member is subjected to heating.
01/30/14
20140029990
Fixing device provided with a sheet material having penetrating holes between separation guides and printing device
A penetrating hole is positioned facing a concave area between a separation guide and a separation guide of a sheet supporting the separation guides. When the front edge of a printing medium has passed through and emerged from a fixing clasp, water vapor generated from the printing medium by heating from a heating belt catches airflow flowing along a circulation movement surface of the heating belt and is sucked into a spatial region where a frame of the fixing device body is positioned from the penetrating hole..
01/30/14
20140029989
Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a supporting mechanism and contact members. The supporting mechanism pivotably supports a separating member.


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