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Date/App# patent app List of recent Fixing Device-related patents
04/28/16
20160116876 
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus including the same patent thumbnailnew patent Fixing device and image forming apparatus including the same
In a state in which a swing lever has been driven to a first swing position by a driving mechanism, a compression coil spring has a natural length and a tension coil spring has a first predetermined length longer than a natural length, so that press-contact force between both the rollers becomes first press-contact force. On the other hand, in a state in which the swing lever has been driven to a second swing position by the driving mechanism, the compression coil spring has a second predetermined length shorter than the natural length and the tension coil spring has the natural length, so that the press-contact force between both the rollers becomes second press-contact force..
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


04/28/16
20160116871 
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Fixing device and image forming apparatus
In accordance with one embodiment, a fixing device comprises an induction current generation section, a fixing belt, an auxiliary heating section, a concave portion and lubricant. The induction current generation section generates induction current.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


04/28/16
20160116870 
 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a fixing device, a degree-of-glossiness input unit, and a control unit. The image forming unit includes a developing device configured to perform development to form, on the basis of image data, a visible image of a toner on paper.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


04/28/16
20160116869 
 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 pressed against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip therebetween, through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A plurality of heaters heats the fixing rotator.

04/28/16
20160115709 
 Inner body fixing device of door lock patent thumbnailnew patent Inner body fixing device of door lock
Provided is an inner body fixing device of a door lock. The inner body fixing device includes a first fixing part fixed on a surface of a door; a third fixing part coupled to the first fixing part; and a second fixing part provided between the first fixing part and the third fixing part and coupled to an inner body of the door, wherein a first coupling part of the first fixing part and a second coupling part of the third fixing part are configured to couple to each other, and the third fixing part is coupled to the second fixing part by a fixing member..
Samsung Sds Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160113391 
 Driver fixing device for electric adjustable standing desk patent thumbnailnew patent Driver fixing device for electric adjustable standing desk
A driver fixing device for an electric adjustable standing desk is provided. The driver fixing device includes a driver, a device framework and a fixing unit.

04/21/16
20160109837 
 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a heat source, a heat transfer member, a pressure-contacting ember, a housing, and a shutter. The heat transfer member is heated by the heat source.

04/14/16
20160103407 
 Pressure-applying fixing roller and fixing device patent thumbnailPressure-applying fixing roller and fixing device
To provide a fixing pressure roller which can be readily produced through molding and which has excellent durability, low hardness and low heat capacity, and a fixing device employing the fixing pressure roller. In the fixing pressure roller for employment in a fixing unit of a fixing device, the fixing pressure roller has a core, and an elastic layer provided around the core, wherein the elastic layer is formed of a foamed silicone rubber which is a foam curing product of an unvulcanized silicone rubber containing a chemical foaming agent, and has a mean cell diameter of 50 μm to 150 μm..

04/07/16
20160098009 
 Fixing device patent thumbnailFixing device
A fixing device includes first and second rotatable members configured to fix, at a nip therebetween, a toner image formed on a sheet by using a toner containing a parting agent; a casing provided with a sheet introducing opening and a sheet discharging opening and configured to include the first and second rotatable members; a fan; a duct configured to guide air from the fan toward one longitudinal end portion of the first rotatable member; and a cover member configured to cover an outer surface of the first rotatable member, wherein the cover member extends inside the casing from a neighborhood of the sheet introducing opening to the duct.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160098004 
 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming device configured to form a toner image on a sheet; a fixing device configured to fix the toner image formed on the sheet by the image forming device at a nip; an executing portion configured to execute an operation in a cleaning mode for cleaning the fixing device by forming a predetermined toner image on a sheet using the image forming device and then by introducing the sheet into the nip; and a notifying device for notifying an operator that a maximum-width sheet usable in the image forming device is to be used in the operation in the cleaning mode.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160098003 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same


A fixing device includes a heat source; a fixing member looped into a generally cylindrical shape to rotate in a circumferential direction thereof and partially heated by the heat source and to heat a surface of a recording medium bearing an unfixed toner image to fix the unfixed toner image thereon in a fixing process; a rotary pressing member disposed facing the fixing member to form a nip therebetween, through which the recording medium is transported in a transport direction; and a rotation driver to rotate one of the fixing member and the pressing member. In a case in which the fixing member is halted for a reason other than the fixing process while power of the fixing device is on, electric power is not supplied to the heat source and the fixing member is rotated by a predetermined amount or more after the fixing member is halted..

04/07/16
20160098000 

Belt device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


A belt device includes an endless belt and a rotary driver contacting an outer circumferential surface of the belt to drive and rotate the belt. An opposed belt support is disposed opposite the rotary driver and in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the belt.

04/07/16
20160097997 

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 Kabushiki Kaisha


04/07/16
20160097598 

Heat exchanger


A heat exchanger having a cover plate, a first manifold tube, a second manifold tube and at least one tube, wherein the tube is received at the ends in a respective opening of the first manifold tube and of the second manifold tube, wherein the cover plate is in contact with the manifold tubes and in thermal contact with the tube, wherein a fixing device is provided by which the cover plate can be fixed to at least one manifold tube and/or to at least one tube.. .
Mahle International Gmbh


04/07/16
20160096533 

Rail-loading train for transporting long-welded rails comprising clamping devices for the rail sections


Arranged on a rail loading train for transporting long-welded rails is a fixing device for anchoring the rails. The fixing device is composed of a number of clamping devices, each provided for anchoring a single rail.
Robel Bahnbaumaschinen Gmbh


04/07/16
20160095434 

Fixing device for chairs


A fixing device includes an encircle element having lateral sides and left and right flap portions located inwardly of the lateral sides and extending transversely and outwardly from the lateral sides to define left and right chambers which are accessible only from the same direction, each of the left and right lateral sides being formed with a through hole; a fixing element installed on the encircle element at one of the through holes; and a locking plate having a first end fastened movably to the encircle element via a fastener such that the locking plate is movable relative to the encircle element between a locked position, where a second end of the locking plate engages the fixing elements, thereby preventing access into the chambers, and an unlocked position, where the locking plate disengages the fixing elements, thereby permitting access into the chambers.. .
Spec Seats Technologies Inc.


03/31/16
20160091852 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes: an endless belt; a heater; a nip plate; a backup member, a reflective plate, a stay and a heat insulating member, wherein the heat insulating member includes: an upstream support face, which supports the nip plate; and a downstream support face, which is disposed separated downstream in the conveyance direction from the upstream support face and supports the nip plate, and wherein a gap in the conveyance direction between the upstream support face and the downstream support face at a central portion in the longitudinal direction of the heat insulating member is smaller than a gap in the conveyance direction between the upstream support face and the downstream support face at an end portion in the longitudinal direction of the heat insulating member.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160091847 

Heating element, process of producing heating element, heating device and image forming apparatus


An endless-belt shaped heating element made of a heat resisting resin in which stainless-steel fibers subjected to annealing treatment is dispersed is prepared. The heating element is adopted as a heating belt of a fixing device of an image forming apparatus..
Konica Minolta, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091845 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes a guide member including a guide portion, which is disposed downstream from a nip in a rotational direction of an endless belt and is in contact with an endless belt, and a gap forming portion, which is disposed between the nip and the guide portion in the rotational direction of the endless belt and which forms a gap from the endless belt, wherein the gap forming portion includes an inclined surface that extends from the guide portion toward upstream in the rotational direction and has a predetermined area, on which a lubricant is provided, and wherein a maximum inclination angle between the predetermined area and a plane that is defined to contact a downstream end, in the rotational direction, of the contact portion of the nip member and the guide portion is less than 90 degrees.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160091843 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes a temperature detection unit that detects temperature associated with temperature of an abutting section of a fixing roller and a pressing roller, and a control unit that controls a driving motor based on detection temperature by the temperature detection unit. When the fixing device is activated, if it is determined that detection temperature by the temperature detection unit is not equal to or less than predetermined temperature, the control unit drives the driving motor at a setting speed set in advance, and if it is determined that the detection temperature is equal to or less than the predetermined temperature k, the control unit drives the driving motor at a predetermined low speed lower than the setting speed..
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


03/31/16
20160091840 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing device including a fixing unit that includes a pipe-shaped fixing member which includes an outermost layer including at least one selected from a group consisting of a hydrogenated nitrile rubber and a denatured hydrogenated nitrile rubber, and heats and pressurizes the recording medium to fix an unfixed developer image on a recording medium by bringing the outermost layer into contact with a surface of the recording medium which holds the developer image, the recording medium being transported while holding the unfixed developer image, and a heating unit that is disposed on an upstream side of the fixing unit in a transport direction of the recording medium, and heats the recording medium transported while holding the unfixed developer image.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091123 

Pipe fixing device for construction machine


The present invention relates to an improved pipe fixing device for a construction machine, wherein a hydraulic hose that is connected to a side of a hydraulic cylinder of a work apparatus that has a boom of an upper swivel body of the construction machine, is plumbed and assembled to be detachable in phases from an upper and a lower part of a clamp, thereby fixing the movement of the hydraulic hose so to be structurally sound and thereby reducing the required manpower. The pipe fixing device comprises: a hose clamp comprising a pair of fixing parts that are attached to the side of an upper swivel body, a first connection part supporting at pre-determined intervals a plurality of first array hoses that are formed extending in-between the pair of fixing parts and that arrive from a lower part, and a second connection part supporting at pre-determined intervals a plurality of second array hoses; a guide that is coupled to the hose clamp so as to restrict the movement of the plurality of first array hoses; and a cover that is fixed on the guide..
Volvo Construction Equipment Ab


03/31/16
20160091006 

Fixing assembly and fixing device


A fixing assembly includes a first mounting part, a second mounting part, a fastener and a screw. The second mounting part defines a hole.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160089233 

Cardiac valve fixing device


A cardiac valve fixing device of the present invention comprises: a first structure, which continuously comes into contact with the lower surface of at least one cardiac valve; a second structure, which is connected to the first structure and continuously comes into contact with the upper surface of the cardiac valve; and a fixing barb, which is equipped in at least one of the first structure and the second structure and protrusively formed to the direction of the cardiac valve so as to be inserted into the cardiac valve. Accordingly, the cardiac valve fixing device of the present invention stably fixes the cardiac valve..
S&g Biotech, Inc.


03/24/16
20160085210 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section, a fixing device, a sheet conveyance path, a conveyance guide member, a blower, and a control section. The conveyance guide member constitutes one of a pair of sheet conveyance surface portions of the sheet conveyance path.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


03/24/16
20160085209 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus having a sheet conveyance path guiding a sheet to a sheet exit port after the sheet passes through a fixing device. A conveyance unit constitutes one of a pair of sheet conveyance surface portions of the sheet conveyance path.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


03/24/16
20160085192 

Method for producing a fixing pressure roller


The present invention provides a fixing pressure roller exhibiting excellent compression set and having low hardness and low heat capacity, as well as a fixing device including the fixing pressure roller. A pressure roller employed in a fixing unit of a fixing device includes a core, and an elastic layer provided around the core, wherein the elastic layer is formed of a silicone rubber product produced by mixing a silicone rubber raw material with resin microballoons and water, and then curing the silicone rubber raw material; and the silicone rubber product includes therein voids provided by breakage of the resin microballoons through application of pressure, and voids provided through evaporation of the water..
Synztec Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160085191 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes a cylindrical film, a planar heater, a heat conduction member, a supporting member, a limiting member for limiting heater end portions with respect to a generatrix direction of the film so as to prevent the end portions from moving in a heater thickness direction relative to the supporting member, and a pressing member. A fixing device state is switchable between a first state in which a press-contact force in the nip is enough to fix the toner image and a second state in which the press-contact force in the nip is smaller than the press-contact force in the first state.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/24/16
20160085190 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes a tubular fusing film, a heater, a nip member, a backup member, a backup member, first supporting member, and a second supporting member. The heater may be disposed inside the tubular shape of the fusing film.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/24/16
20160085188 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a roller, an endless belt, and a heat generating member disposed in a space inside the endless belt, extending in a width direction of the endless belt, and pressing the endless belt against the roller. A sheet is passed through a nip formed between the roller and a portion of the endless belt pressed by the heat generating member, such that an image on the sheet is fixed thereto.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


03/24/16
20160085187 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a roller, an endless belt, and a heat generating member disposed in a space inside the endless belt, extending in a width direction of the endless belt, and pressing the endless belt against the roller. A sheet is passed through a nip formed between the roller and a portion of the endless belt pressed by the heat generating member, such that an image on the sheet is fixed thereto.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


03/24/16
20160084745 

Jig for dropping ball test


The present invention relates to a field of display technology, in particular, to a jig for dropping ball test. The jig for dropping ball test comprises a fixing device and a dropping ball device.
Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


03/24/16
20160084287 

Extensible fixing device


The present invention relates to a fixing device and finds particular, although not exclusive, utility in providing an anchoring point in plasterboard cavity walls or ceilings for the purpose of affixing other items thereto, in which the fixing device may be used in plasterboard walls of varying thickness without risk of over-insertion and loss of the fixing device in the cavity behind the plasterboard.. .

03/17/16
20160077477 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a light source that radiates a laser beam, a converging member that converges the laser beam, and a roller that is positioned so as to be in contact with the converging member and that transports a recording medium, which enters between the roller and the converging member. The converging member includes a lens that converges the laser beam, which is incident on a first surface of the lens, and emits the laser beam from a second surface of the lens and a holding member made of a material that does not transmit the laser beam, the holding member holding the lens.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077476 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a light source that emits laser light; a condensing member including a lens having a first surface from which the laser light enters and a second surface from which the laser light emerges, the lens condensing the laser light that has entered from the first surface and emitting the laser light from the second surface; and a roller provided in contact with the condensing member and that transports a recording medium advanced into a position between the roller and the condensing member. A portion of the second surface is made of a material that blocks the laser light.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077475 

Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and non-transitory recording medium


An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device to fix an image on a recording medium by heating the recording medium, multiple heat storing devices to store heat generated at the fixing device, an electric generating element to generate power by converting the heat into power, and a switch to switch connection and disconnection between the electric generating element and at least one of the multiple heat storing devices.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077474 

Image forming apparatus, which includes a fixing device capable of fixing erasable toner


An image forming apparatus comprises a fixing device configured to fix an image formed by an image forming section on an image receiving medium. The fixing device includes a heating roller, an auxiliary roller arranged at an entering side of the image receiving medium, and a fixing belt which is stretched by a plurality of rollers including the auxiliary roller and cyclically rotates in a state of being contacted with part of the outer periphery of the heating roller; wherein the auxiliary roller is arranged at a position which is closer to the entering side of the image receiving medium than a fixing nip section between the heating roller and the fixing belt and is at a preset distance away from the fixing nip section.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


03/17/16
20160075300 

Fixing device and air bag module


The invention describes a mounting device (10) for a folded side airbag comprising a receiving portion (12) encompassing the folded part of the airbag (46) in a substantially ring-shaped manner which receiving portion can adopt an inserting state for inserting the airbag (40) and a mounted state in which the mounting device (10) retains the airbag (40) by encompassing the same. The mounting device (10) further includes a flange portion (14) for arranging the mounting device (10) on the car body side which comprises a base plate (26) and a fixing plate (28) being coupled to each other in the mounted state.
Trw Automotive Gmbh


03/17/16
20160075096 

Method for affixing rubber strip, manufacturing pneumatic tire using same, and affixing device


Trough use of an applicator, a rubber strip is supplied to the drum side surface in a conveyance direction at a right angle to a reference line extending over the drum side surface from the shaft center of the drum outward in the radial direction. The supplied rubber strip is pressed against and affixed to the drum side surface using an affixing roller.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.


03/17/16
20160073813 

Curtain fixing device


A curtain fixing device includes a hanging rod and first and second brackets. Each of the first and second brackets includes a spacer section and a fixing section connected to the spacer section.

03/10/16
20160073536 

Display apparatus and panel fixing device thereof


A display apparatus includes a back plate having a rear wall and a peripheral wall that cooperatively define an accommodation space, a light guide plate disposed in the accommodation space, a display panel disposed in the accommodation space forwardly of the light guide plate, a plurality of stacked optical films disposed between the light guide plate and the display panel, and a panel fixing device including a first limiting unit and a second limiting unit that cooperate with each other to clamp and fix a peripheral edge portion of the display panel therebetween.. .
Radiant Opto-electronics Corporation


03/10/16
20160070218 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a guide disposed downstream from a fixing nip formed between a fixing rotator and a pressure rotator, through which a recording medium is conveyed. A pressure rotator side separator, disposed downstream from the fixing nip in a recording medium conveyance direction, includes an opposed tip disposed opposite an outer circumferential surface of the pressure rotator and a separation-conveyance face that separates the recording medium from the pressure rotator.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


03/10/16
20160070212 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes: a non-contact heating portion that includes at least one non-contact heating unit which heats a toner image on a sheet; and a pressurizing and heating unit that is provided downstream in a sheet transport direction with respect to the non-contact heating portion and that pressurizes and heats the toner image. A time from a first point of time when the toner image reaches a toner melting temperature by heating of the non-contact heating portion to a second point of time when the toner image enters the pressurizing and heating unit is set equal to or more than a predetermined time.
Konica Minolta, Inc.


03/03/16
20160063909 

Method for adjusting display effect and electronic apparatus


A method for adjusting a display effect and an electronic apparatus that includes a frame body, a fixing device, and a functional main body section. The functional main body section includes a display device disposed in the frame body.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160062286 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes: a rotatable endless belt type fixing member; a pressurizing member that is opposed to the fixing member and rotates; and a nip forming member that is arranged inside the fixing member, and forms a nip part by contact with the pressurizing member through the fixing member. The nip forming member includes: a heat-uniformizing member having bent portions opposed to each other; a heat-insulating member arranged inside the heat-uniformizing member; a heat-absorbing member arranged on an upper surface of the heat-insulating member; and a sliding sheet that covers a nip side of the heat-uniformizing member, and is held between the bent portions of the heat-uniformizing member and the heat-insulating member.

03/03/16
20160062285 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes: a rotatable member; a helical coil; a magnetic core; and a controller for controlling a frequency of an ac current caused to flow through the coil. The ac current is caused to flow through the coil to cause an electroconductive layer of the rotatable member to generate heat through electromagnetic induction heating thereby to heat and fix the toner image on the recording material by heat of the rotatable member.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160062282 

Light irradiation device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a light irradiation device including plural first irradiation units that irradiate an irradiation target area on a surface to be irradiated with light beams and are disposed in a specific direction, and plural second irradiation units that irradiate an outside of the irradiation target area with light beams and are disposed at an outer side of the first irradiation units in the specific direction, wherein light beams emitted from two adjacent irradiation units among the plural first irradiation units and the plural second irradiation units are superimposed with each other in the specific direction, and a first irradiation width that is not superimposed with the light beam from the adjacent first irradiation unit is smaller than a second irradiation width that is not superimposed with the light beam from the other adjacent first irradiation unit.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160062281 

Fixing device


A fixing device for fixing a toner image on a recording material includes a cylindrical film; a plate-like heater contacting an inner surface of the film; a roller for forming a nip in cooperation with the heater through the film; and a thermo-sensitive member for detecting a temperature of the heater to interrupt electric power supply to said heater when the temperature of said heater reaches an abnormal temperature. The heater has a heat generating pattern symmetric with respect to a center line thereof extending in a direction perpendicular to a recording material feeding direction.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160062280 

Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a fixing member including an annular base material, and an innermost layer that is formed on an inner circumferential surface of the annular base material, the innermost layer including heat-resistant fibers.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160059964 

Separating device for separating two zones of a passenger cabin equipped with overhead luggage bins comprising a movable shell


A separating device for separating two zones of a passenger cabin equipped with overhead luggage bins comprising a movable shell comprising a curtain element made of a flexible material and being dimensioned and shaped so as to be capable of at least partially covering an area extending below an overhead luggage bin with its movable shell being in its closed position in a direction substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the overhead luggage bin. The curtain element has a first edge adapted to face the movable shell of the overhead luggage bin when the separating device is mounted in the passenger cabin.
Airbus Operations Gmbh


03/03/16
20160059201 

Biochip fixing method, biochip fixing device, and screening biomolecule array


A biochip fixing method includes: arranging a biochip on an object with a predetermined material interposed therebetween; and irradiating the predetermined material with energy waves via the object to fix the biochip to the object.. .
Nikon Corporation


02/25/16
20160054691 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device. The fixing device includes a rotatable endless fixing member, a nip forming member arranged inside the fixing member, a pressing member in contact with the nip forming member via the fixing member, and a heating source configured to heat the fixing member.

02/25/16
20160054690 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus having moving member to block radiant heat and moving by a friction force between a fixing belt and the moving member.


A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring member, a heat source, a moving member and a biasing member. The moving member is movable between a first position where the moving member blocks the radiant heat from the heat source to the fixing belt and a second position where the moving member does not block the radiant heat from the heat source to the fixing belt.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


02/25/16
20160054687 

Fixing device that fixes images of decolorable and non-decolorable materials


A fixing device includes a roller, a pressing member pressed against the roller, such that when a sheet having an unfixed image is passed thorough a nip formed between the roller and the pressing member, the unfixed image is fixed on the sheet, a first heater configured to heat the roller, a second heater configured to heat the pressing member, and a controller configured to control the second heater, such that a time-averaged heat generation by the second heater when an image of a decolorable material is fixed is greater than a time-averaged heat generation by the second heater when an image of a non-decolorable material is fixed.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


02/25/16
20160052563 

Coupling part


A coupling part of a vehicle coupling system has a positioning device for guiding a counter-coupling part into a fixing position during a coupling operation, and a fixing device is arranged moveably between a release position and a fixing setting, wherein, in the fixing setting, the fixing device can fix a counter-coupling part in the fixing position in a positionally secure manner.. .

02/25/16
20160051811 

Medical implant with a fixing device


Embodiments include a medical implant for insertion into the human and/or animal body. The medical implant includes a helical fixing device to fix the implant at a site of implantation, wherein the helical fixing device is one or more of coupled to a locking device on the fixing device and coupled to an implant surface.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg


02/25/16
20160051810 

Implant with fixing device and insertion implant


Embodiments include a medical implant including a fixing device with at least one fixing element to fix the implant at a site of implantation (310). The implant includes a belt drive that rotates an actuation device, wherein the actuation device is coupled to the fixing device and converts the rotary movement into a longitudinal movement of the fixing device.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg


02/11/16
20160043536 

Pipe receiving element


Pipe receiving element (10) with a base (12), at least two side pieces (14) extending in the same direction from the base (12) and with a cover (20) closing at least the free ends of the side pieces (14) for forming at least one chamber (18) for receiving a pipe (16), characterised in that the base (12) is provided with a fixing device (22) on the side facing away from the cover (20), all components consist of at least one plastic material, and the at least one cover (20) is provided with at least one longitudinal slit (24) running in the longitudinal direction of the chamber (18), as a result of which the cover (20) consists of two moveable lips (26) per chamber (18).. .

02/11/16
20160041804 

Electronic apparatus


An electronic apparatus includes a frame body, a fixing device, and a functional main section. The fixing device is connected with the frame body and configured to fix the electronic apparatus to a support body, and the frame body and the fixing device form an annular space when the electronic apparatus is fixed to the support body by the fixing device.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160041512 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a rotating member, a bearing and a heat insulating member. The rotating member fixes a toner image onto a recording medium.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


02/11/16
20160041511 

Image forming apparatus and image forming method


An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device to form a cleaning toner image in a cleaning region on a cleaning sheet and a check toner image in a check region on the cleaning sheet. The image forming apparatus further includes a fixing device including a first rotator and a heater to heat the first rotator to a cleaning temperature that is lower than a fixing temperature to which the first rotator is heated in a print job and higher than a cold offset temperature at which toner adheres to the first rotator by cold offset.

02/11/16
20160041510 

Image forming apparatus


An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; a voltage source; a fixing device including a rotatable member; an executing portion for executing an operation in a both-side mode; and a setting portion. The setting portion sets a transfer voltage in the operation for a second surface so that an absolute value of the transfer voltage when a recording material region which starts from a downstreammost end position and which passed through a fixing portion through first one full circumference of the rotatable member when the toner image is fixed on a first surface passes through the transfer portion is larger than an absolute value of the transfer voltage when a recording material region passed through the fixing portion through second one full circumference of the rotatable member when the toner image is fixed on the first surface passes through the transfer portion..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160037272 

Microphone module latching configuration for a hearing instrument, microphone module and hearing instrument


A microphone module latching configuration for fixing a microphone module in a hearing instrument housing is formed at least partly of elastic material and has a planar extended basic shape, upper side, underside and a fixing device on the upper side to be brought into mutual, form-locking engagement with the microphone module, suppressing movement thereof relative to the latching configuration along its planar extent. A positioning device on the underside is brought into mutual, form-locking engagement with a microphone holder of the housing, suppressing movement of the latching configuration along its planar extent relative to the microphone holder, increasing structural freedom of the connection between latching configuration, microphone module and hearing instrument housing.
Sivantos Pte. Ltd


02/04/16
20160036137 

Clip of connecting wire


A clip of connecting wire includes a first metal arm, a second metal arm hinged with the first metal arm, and an elastic member arranged on a hinged portion of the first metal arm and the second metal arm is provided. The first metal arm and the second metal arm define a hinged hole.
Premier Merchandises Limited


02/04/16
20160033911 

Belt device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


A belt device includes a support and a support roller that support a belt. A driven gear is mounted on one of a plurality of shafts of the support roller.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033910 

Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method


A fixing device includes a heater that heats a fixing rotator and includes a first heating portion and a second heating portion substantially aligned with the first heating portion in an axial direction of the fixing rotator. A multi-view thermopile array detects a temperature of an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotator at a plurality of spots thereon.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033909 

Fixing device including reflecting plate with tilted ends


A fixing device includes a heating element disposed inside a flexible fusing member, a nip member disposed to contact with a surface of the flexible fusing member and to allow the flexible fusing member to slide along the nip member, a reflecting plate for reflecting radiant heat from the heating element toward the nip member, and a backup member for nipping the flexible fusing member with the nip member. The reflecting plate includes a central reflecting portion extending along a longitudinal direction of the heating element at least in a region corresponding to along a heat generating portion of the heating element, and end reflecting portions stationarily provided on both ends of the central reflecting portion.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160033908 

Image fixing device


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


02/04/16
20160033907 

Image forming apparatus, fixing device and fixing belt temperature control method which do not require subjecting a fixing belt to a heating test


A fixing device comprises a fixing belt heated through electromagnetic induction; a pressing roller; a plurality of temperature detection devices arranged along a width direction of the belt; and a control device consisting of a storage section and a control section and connecting with the detection devices and the heating device. The control section supplies a given output for the heating device when the belt is rotated initially, measures an initial temperature distribution of the belt on basis of a signal from the plurality of detection devices, and controls the output to the heating device on the basis of the initial distribution to control the initial distribution of the belt in a given range.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160033906 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes: a fixing member; an opposing member that provides a fixing nip with the fixing member; a heating unit that heats the fixing member; a heating area changing member that moves to change a heating area of the fixing member heated by the heating unit; and a position detection sensor that detects a position of the heating area changing member. The fixing device controls a stop position of the heating area changing member based on detection by the position detection sensor.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160032633 

Dual-shaft synchronous transmission fixing device


A dual-shaft synchronous transmission fixing device has a simplified structure and minified volume. The gap between the rotary shafts can be changed or adjusted according to the transmission specification so that the electronic device can be thinned and lightweight.
First Dome Corporation


01/28/16
20160026138 

Image forming apparatus with detachable fixing device, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor


An image forming apparatus with a detachable fixing device capable of managing a plurality of detachable fixing devices appropriately according to usages etc. A receiving unit receives a character string input through an operation screen.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160026133 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including this


A fixing device (15) of the present invention includes a fixing roller (30) having a fixing belt (35) heated by a heat source (32) around an outer circumference of an elastic layer (34) provided around a core metal (33); and a pressuring roller (31) provided so as to pressure-contact with the fixing roller (30) and to form a fixing nip (n) passing a recording medium (p) having a toner image transferred through, wherein, in both end faces (s1) in an axial direction of the elastic layer (34), annular gaps (70) are recessed separate from the core metal (33) and fixing belt (35) along a circumference direction, bottom parts (71) of the annular gaps (70) are configured so as to be positioned inside both end faces (s3) in the axial direction of the pressuring roller (31).. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


01/28/16
20160026132 

Heat-fixing device


A fixing device includes: a rotatable member including an electroconductive layer; a helical coil having a helical axis direction along a generatrix direction of said rotatable member; a magnetic member not forming a loop outside the electroconductive layer; a frequency setting portion for setting a frequency of an ac current caused to flow through said coil; and a temperature detecting portion for detecting a temperature of said rotatable member, including a first temperature detecting member and a second temperature detecting member. The electroconductive layer generates heat through electromagnetic induction heating by magnetic flux resulting from the ac current, and an image is fixed on a recording material by heat of said rotatable member.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160026131 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes: a cylindrical film; a nip forming member; and a back-up member for forming a nip. The nip forming member includes a projected portion.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160026129 

Image forming apparatus with detachable fixing device, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor


An image forming apparatus with a detachable fixing device that is capable of printing with high quality without printing wastefully. A storage unit stores identification information about a fixing device in association with an attribute of a sheet that is printable with the fixing device concerned.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160026126 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a fixing belt, a pressuring member, a heating member, a voltage applying part, a current detecting part, a moving member, a driving mechanism and a controlling part. The voltage applying part applies a heating voltage for heating the fixing belt to the heating member.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


01/28/16
20160026125 

Cooling device and image forming apparatus incorporating the cooling device


A cooling device, which is includable to an image forming apparatus, includes a conveyor, a cooler, and at least one roller. The conveyor conveys a recording medium with a first roller and a second roller each of which is in a loop.

01/28/16
20160026123 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device for fixing an image on a sheet, the fixing device includes a rotatable member having an electroconductive layer; a helical coil provided inside rotatable member and having a helix axis extending in a generatrix direction of the rotatable member; a magnetic member provided in inside a helical configuration portion formed by the coil, the magnetic member does not form a loop outside the rotatable member; and a controller for controlling electric power supplied to the coil, wherein the electroconductive layer generates heat by electromagnetic induction caused by magnetic flux produced by an alternating current through the coil to fix the image on the sheet by the heat from the rotatable member, and wherein the controller limits maximum electric power supplied to the coil, in accordance with a temperature of the magnetic member.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160026122 

Heating device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


Provided is a heating device including a transparent endless pressurizing member that pressurizes a heating target, a contact member that transmits light which is emitted from a light source to heat the heating target, and comes in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the pressurizing member, a support member that supports the contact member within the pressurizing member, and a reflection section that is provided between the contact member and the support member, and reflects light toward a side opposite to the support member.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025242 

Fixing device for fixing an element


A fixing device for fixing an element, in particular a line, a cable, a pipe, a hose or the like in an aircraft or spacecraft, to a component, includes an lfs fixing structure, the latching body and/or the flange portion of the lfs fixing structure having a tolerance compensator for compensating thickness tolerances of the entire arrangement.. .
Airbus Operations Gmbh


01/28/16
20160024762 

Lavatory faucet


A lavatory faucet is fixed on a basin and contains: a body and a fixing device. The body includes a housing and a supply pipe assembly; the fixing device includes a mounting seat, two screw rods, and two clamping blocks; the basin includes a central orifice, a left orifice, and a right orifice.
Globe Union Industrial Corp.


01/28/16
20160022315 

External fixing device, for treating bone fractures


An external fixing device for the treatment of bone fractures includes a first member, a second member, a central body arranged between the first member and the second member, a first ball joint for the articulated connection of the first member with the central body, a second ball joint for the articulated connection of the second member with the central body, locking means operatively associated to the first ball joint and with the second ball joint, respectively, the locking means being suitable for allowing/preventing the articulation of the first member and second member with respect to the central body, wherein the first member includes a first clamp, the second member includes a second clamp and the central body includes a third clamp for connection of the external fixing device to respective fractured bone portions to be treated.. .
Tecres S.p.a.


01/21/16
20160018790 

Electronic apparatus


The present application discloses an electronic apparatus, comprising: a frame body, a fixing device, and a functional main body section. The fixing device is connected to the frame body, and used for fixing the electronic apparatus onto a support body.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160018772 

Pressure member and fixing device


A pressure member includes a base, an elastic layer outside the base, and a surface layer on the elastic layer, the surface layer containing a fluorine-containing resin. The surface layer is fixed on the elastic layer in a state of being stretched in the longitudinal direction of the pressure member, the elastic layer has a porosity of 20% by volume or more and 60% by volume or less, and when the elastic modulus of the elastic layer in the thickness direction is defined as e (nd) and the elastic modulus of the elastic layer in the longitudinal direction of the pressure member is defined as e (md), e (md)/e (nd) is larger than 1.0..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160018771 

Elastic roller and fixing device


An elastic layer includes a needle-shaped filler and a void and has a porosity of 20 vol % or more and 60 vol % or less. The elastic layer contains a first area and a second area.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160018770 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes a rotating member, a bearing and a holding member. The rotating member is configured to fix a toner image on a recording medium.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


01/21/16
20160018767 

Fixing device


A fixing device includes a rotatable heating member and a rotatable pressing member which are configured to fix a toner image on a recording material in a nip therebetween; and a heating mechanism configured to selectively heat regions of the rotatable heating member depending on sizes of the recording material when the sizes are predetermined ones of all sizes usable in the fixing device. The rotatable pressing member includes a base layer and a porous elastic layer provided on the base layer and containing a needle-like filler.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/21/16
20160016012 

Stimulation apparatus using low intensity focused ultrasound for pain management and muscle strengthening


A stimulation apparatus using low intensity focused ultrasound, which has a low intensity ultrasound focusing array having a plurality of transducers for outputting low intensity ultrasound beams, and a fixing device to which the low intensity ultrasound focusing array is attached, the fixing device being configured to fix the low intensity ultrasound focusing array to an upper body of a user. The low intensity ultrasound beams outputted from the transducers are focused to at least one focus.
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


01/14/16
20160011550 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes an endless fixing belt, fixing-belt holding members which hold the fixing belt at opposite ends, a pressure member to be brought into contact with the fixing belt, a nip forming member arranged inside the fixing belt to form a nip area by contacting the pressure member with the fixing belt, a nip supporting member, side plates where the fixing-belt holding members and the nip supporting member are fixed, and a pressing mechanism which presses the pressure member against the nip forming member. The nip forming member includes at least three layers including a heat absorbing layer contacting the nip supporting member.

01/14/16
20160011549 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A fixing device includes an endless fixing belt: a fixing belt holding member; a pressure member that makes a contact with the circumference of the fixing belt; a nip forming member that is disposed inside the fixing belt and forms a nip between the nip forming member and the pressure member; a nip supporting member that is made of a sheet metal; a side plate that supports the fixing belt holding member and the nip supporting member; and a pressure mechanism that presses the pressure member against the nip forming member with the fixing belt between the pressure member and the nip forming member. Both end surfaces of the nip supporting member are shear surfaces and one of the shear surfaces makes a contact with the nip forming member and the other shear surface is supported by the side plate..

01/14/16
20160011548 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


A device includes a fixing belt, a holder that holds the fixing belt, a pressing member that comes in contact with the fixing belt, a nip-forming-member arranged inside the fixing belt, that forms a nip by coming in contact with the pressing member, a supporting member that supports the nip-forming-member, a side plate to which the nip-forming-member and the supporting member are fixed, and a pressing mechanism that presses a pressing roller to the nip-forming-member via the fixing belt. The supporting member includes at least two plates.

01/14/16
20160011547 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus with fixing device that ensure effective cooling of induction heating unit


A fixing device includes a housing, an induction heating unit, a first rotator, a second rotator, a shield member, an airflow generation unit, a cooling air path, and inlets. The shield member opposes the induction heating unit on a side thereof opposite from the first rotator.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


01/14/16
20160011546 

Heating device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus


A heating device includes a belt member, plural heating elements, and plural resistance elements. The belt member is rotated.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006229 

Connecting wire fixing device, electric component box using this connecting wire fixing device, and indoor unit of air-conditioning apparatus


A connecting wire fixing device includes a wire mounting member and a wire presser disposed opposite to each other so as to hold a connecting wire therebetween, the wire mounting member and the wire presser being provided, in their opposite surfaces with wire presser ridges stretching in a cross-wiring direction at alternate positions in a wiring direction, and holding the connecting wire by means of these ridges wherein the ridges on at least one of the wire mounting member side and the wire presser side are composed of two or more ridges aligned in the wiring direction, and at least one ridge of the two or more ridges has a flat wire pressing surface at the protrusion tip, while the other ridges including those on the other side have a triangular shape with the protrusion tip forming an acute angle.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


01/07/16
20160004199 

Fixing device, image forming apparatus, and fixing method


A fixing device includes a fixing rotator and a pressure rotator pressed against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip therebetween. An oil applicator is impregnated with oil to be applied to at least one of the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


01/07/16
20160004197 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus


According to an embodiments, a fixing device includes: an endless fixing member; a heating unit that is provided inside an inner peripheral surface of the fixing member; and a nip forming unit that comes into press-contact with a rotationally driven pressing member with the fixing member interposed therebetween to form a nip. The nip forming unit has a shape in which a center of a contact surface protrudes toward the pressing member compared to both ends.
Ricoh Company, Limited


01/07/16
20160004194 

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including the same


A fixing device including: arms that support the heating roller and the pressure roller so as to be displaced between a pressure-contact attitude in which a nip portion is formed and a distanced attitude in which the nip portion is released; a solenoid that displaces the rollers to the distanced attitude; a separation plate that has an electric conductivity, is disposed to face the heating roller, and separates the sheet that has passed through the nip portion from the heating roller; and interlocking arms that, in interlock with displacement from the pressure-contact attitude to the distanced attitude by the solenoid, displace a first end portion of the separation plate to an attitude to be distanced away from the heating roller by a first distance, change the potential of the separation plate from a floating potential to a reference potential, and accelerate discharge between the heating roller and the separation plate.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


01/07/16
20160004142 

Waterproof housing for camera


The present disclosure provides a waterproof housing for a camera. The waterproof housing includes a front housing and a back cover engaging with the front housing, the front housing forms a receiving cavity for receiving the camera and an opening allowing the camera to enter the receiving cavity, a lens window corresponding to a lens of the camera is formed on the front housing, the back cover covers the opening to enclose the receiving cavity; the waterproof housing further includes a fixing device for fixing the waterproof housing to an outer object and the fixing device is detachably mounted on the front housing.
Shenzhen Aee Technology Co.,ltd


01/07/16
20160004118 

Liquid crystal display apparatus


A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a liquid crystal display unit including a screen on a front side thereof, a front cabinet that has a rectangular frame-like shape and that covers a peripheral front edge and a peripheral side portion of the liquid crystal display unit, and a fixing device that fixes the liquid crystal display unit and the front cabinet to each other. The front cabinet includes a rib on an inner surface thereof facing the peripheral side portion of the liquid crystal display unit, the rib extending along a periphery of the front cabinet.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


01/07/16
20160001514 

Method and device for producing green tires


A method and a device for the production of a green tire, in which at least two materials in strip form are positioned on a tire building drum. At least two cores are set in place.
Harburg-freudenberger Maschinenbau Gmbh




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