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 Fixing device and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a pressing unit, a heating unit that faces the pressing unit and rotates, a frame that extends along the heating unit, and a separating member that is attached to the frame by using plural screws. A tightening direction of at least one of the screws is opposite to a tightening direction of the other screws..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


 Fixing device, fixing method, and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailFixing device, fixing method, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a drive roller, a driven roller driven to rotate by the drive roller, and a braking force applicator. The driven roller presses against the drive roller to form an area of contact between the drive roller and the driven roller, through which a recording medium bearing a toner image passes.

 Heat sensing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus patent thumbnailHeat sensing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus
A heat sensing device includes a heat sensing element that contacts an inner surface of a surface heater extending in an arc shape, the inner surface having the arc shape, and that senses that a temperature of the surface heater exceeds a predetermined temperature; a spring member one end of which is fixed to the heat sensing element and that presses the heat sensing element against the inner surface of the surface heater; and a supporting body that supports the other end of the spring member, the other end being away from the heat sensing element, in such a way that the other end is movable in a direction in which the surface heater extends in the arc shape.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms a transparent toner image by using a transparent toner, a second image forming unit that forms a metal-colored toner image by using a metal-colored toner containing a flat metallic pigment, and a fixing device that fixes a toner image to a recording medium as a result of a heating member contacting and heating the toner image. The image forming apparatus has a mode in which the transparent toner image is superimposed upon the metal-colored toner image, and the toner images are fixed by the fixing device..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit for forming a toner image and transferring the toner image to a sheet material; a fixing device for fixing the transferred toner image to the sheet material; a measurement device for measuring the gloss of the toner image fixed to the sheet material; a separator for separating the sheet material from the fixing device; and a controller which determines a performance of separating the sheet material from the fixing device based on an output from the measurement device and controls the operation of the separator.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


 Fixing device for lower stage members and fluid control device equipped with fixing device patent thumbnailFixing device for lower stage members and fluid control device equipped with fixing device
Provided are a fixing device for a lower-stage member which facilitates a leveling operation for making upper surfaces of lower-stage members coplanar, and can further enhance a vibration absorbing effect generated by an elastic member, and a fluid control device which includes the fixing device. A fixing device for a lower-stage member is configured such that respective lower-stage members (2) are fixed once and, thereafter, a desired lower-stage member (2) is moved upwardly against an elastic force (21) so as to finely adjust positions of upper surfaces of a plurality of lower-stage members (2).
Fujikin Incorporated


 Article of manufacture pressure relieving pad patent thumbnailArticle of manufacture pressure relieving pad
An article of manufacture for a bony prominence under casts, splints and or other devices utilized to hold the limb in a fixed position for an extended period of time. The article consists of a pressure relieving pad from a base substrate with a predetermined design formed from a gel material with an adhesive quality.
Innovative Medical Products, Inc.


 Limb movement function evaluating method and implantation system thereof patent thumbnailLimb movement function evaluating method and implantation system thereof
A limb movement function evaluating method and the implantation system are provided. The aforementioned system includes a limb fixing device, limb guiding device, driver, actuator, impedance detector, and movement function analyzer.
National Cheng Kung University


 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
In an image forming apparatus, when a fixing device is in a non-fixing state and a transfer device is in a non-transfer state, an ejection device increases a conveying force by a pair of ejection rollers as compared to the conveying force in the fixing state. According to this image forming apparatus, a printing object can be stably conveyed even when a pair of rollers of the fixing device becomes separated from each other..
Konica Minolta, Inc.


 Image forming apparatus patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus
In an image forming apparatus, when a fixing device is in a non-fixing state and a transfer device is in a non-transfer state, a tension adjustment device lowers tension applied to a printing object p as compared to the tension in a fixing state. According to this image forming apparatus, a printing object can be stably conveyed even when a pair of rollers of the fixing device becomes separated from each other..
Konica Minolta, Inc.


Fixing device

The present invention provides a fixing device including a flexible cylindrical rotary member and an inner-surface opposing portion that opposes an inner surface of the rotary member at an end portion of the rotary member in a generatrix direction. The inner-surface opposing portion moves upstream in a recording material conveying direction in accordance with lateral shift of the rotary member in the generatrix direction.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus

A recording material is held and conveyed by a registration nip portion of a registration roller pair, a secondary transfer portion, and a fixing nip portion of a fixing device, respectively. The conveyance speed of the recording material in the secondary transfer portion is set to be higher than that in the fixing nip portion, and the recording material has a flexed shape between the secondary transfer portion and the fixing nip portion.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus with detachable fixing device

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

Image forming apparatus, image forming system and fixing device

An image forming apparatus includes an image fixing portion detachably mountable to a main assembly and including first and second rollers forming an image fixing nip therebetween; a rubbing roller for rubbing treatment of the first roller; a setting portion for setting whether to permit the execution of the treatment when a number of the recording materials fed to the fixing portion exceeds a predetermined number; a storing portion, provided in the fixing portion, for storing set information corresponding to the setting relating to permission of the treatment set through the setting portion; and a controller for controlling execution of the treatment. If the set information in the storing portion indicates the permission of the treatment, the controller executes the treatment.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A fixing member is provided, including a release layer containing a tetrafluoroethylene-perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether copolymer (pfa), wherein a content of the perfluoroalkyl vinyl ether (pave) based on all pfas in the release layer is 3.0 mol % or more and 5.8 mol % or less, and an elastic layer having an indentation elastic modulus eits at a surface thereof and an indentation elastic modulus eitc at a position in a depth of 50 μm from the surface, eits and eitc being measured at a temperature of 150° c., and eits is larger than eitc and eitc being 17 mpa or more and 24 mpa or less.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Vehicle pop-up hood device

A vehicle pop-up hood device includes a pair of actuators that move a front hood from a closed position to a lifted position, and a single hood lock device that is disposed at a vehicle width direction intermediate portion between the pair of actuators, that includes an anchor recess to which a hood striker is anchored, and a latch, and that is configured so as to be capable of moving from the closed position to the lifted position together with the front hood. The vehicle pop-up hood device further includes a fixing device that fixes the hood lock device in the closed position; and a fixing release device that releases the fixing of the hood lock device by the fixing device in conjunction with actuation of the actuators..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus and image forming system

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming station; a mounting portion for mounting one of fixing devices each including a first roller and a second roller which cooperate to form a nip for fixing a toner image on a sheet fed from the image forming station, a rubbing roller configured to rub a surface of the first roller, a storing portion capable of storing information; a counter for counting sheets fed to the fixing device mounted on the mounting portion and to store number indicative of the number counted by the counter in the storing portion of the fixing device; and an executing portion for effecting a rubbing treatment to the first roller of the fixing device, when the number counted by the counter on the basis of the number in the storing portion of the fixing device mounted on the mounting portion exceeds a predetermined number.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and fixing method

A fixing device includes, a transfer section (3) for transferring a toner (42) to a recording medium (41), a heating section (1) provided at a downstream side of the recording medium from the transfer section, for heating the toner transferred in the transfer section until the toner becomes a softened state or a fluidized state (molten state), and a pressing and conveying section (2) provided at a downstream side of the recording medium from the heating section and conveying the recording medium while pressurizing, with a pressure roller (21), a surface of the recording medium on which the toner is attached.. .
Hit Devices Ltd.

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

Image forming apparatus and fixing device

An apparatus includes: an image forming portion that forms an image on a medium; a fixing device removably mounted to an apparatus body to fix the image to the medium, the fixing device including a first rotator that contacts the medium, a second rotator that contacts the first rotator, a movable member movable in first and second directions in which the first and second rotators are moved closer to and away from each other, respectively, an urging member, a first end of which is mounted to the movable member and which urges the movable member in the first direction, and a first support portion that supports a second end of the urging member; a cam member that moves the movable member in the second direction; a shaft member to which the cam member is mounted; and a second support portion that supports the shaft member and the first support portion.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Image forming apparatus, storage medium and controlling image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus including: a fixing device including a heater and a temperature sensor; a feeding roller configured to feed a recording sheet to the fixing device; and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to: turn on the heater when the controller receives a printing command; cause the feeding roller to feed the recording sheet at a first timing, in a case where the controller determines that a temperature detected by the temperature sensor is equal to or greater than a first threshold temperature; cause the feeding roller to feed the recording sheet at a second timing later than the first timing, in a case where the controller determines that the temperature detected by the temperature sensor is smaller than the first threshold temperature; and selectively set the first threshold temperature to a first value or a second value smaller than the first value when the controller receives the printing command.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus, controlling fixing device and storage medium

An image forming apparatus including: a fixing device including a heater and a temperature sensor, and a controller configured to execute: first heater control processing including: first processing of driving the heater with a predetermined energization ratio for a first time period independently of the detected temperature of the temperature sensor; second processing of stopping the driving of the heater for a second time period independently of the detected temperature of the temperature sensor; the second processing being executed when the first processing has ended, comparison processing of comparing a detected temperature of the temperature sensor with a reference temperature, which is executed when the second processing has ended; and first determination processing of determining whether to execute the first processing again based on the result of the comparison processing which has been executed when the second processing had ended.. .
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device

A fixing device includes a film, a first heat element, a second heat element, a nip member, a reflection member and a supporting member, which are disposed inside a loop of the film, and a pressing member. The nip member contacts the inner circumferential surface of the film.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Multifunctional flying platform

The present invention is aimed to provide a multi-functional flying platform with a simple structure, which is easy to operate and can achieve the mounting of different functional equipment. It includes rotor arm system and mounting plate (1).
Zhuhai Yuren Agricultural Aviation Co., Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming transmitting heat to belt

A fixing device includes a heater and a presser. The heater includes an endless heating belt that rotates while heating a recording medium carrying an unfixed toner image.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Image forming apparatus, control method, and non-transitory storage medium

An image forming apparatus has an operating state and a non-operating state with power consumption smaller than in the operating state. The image forming apparatus includes a fixing device for fixing a toner image on a print material by heat, a fan for discharging heat from the image forming apparatus, and a control unit for controlling operation of the fan.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus configured to convey a recording material having an unfixed image on a surface includes a fixing device configured to fix the unfixed image on the recording material and a control device configured to perform image forming process control of the image forming apparatus, the fixing device including: a heating member heated by a heating device and a pressure member that binds the recording material on the surface of which the unfixed image is formed, and while letting the recording material pass between the pressure member oneself and the heating member, fixes the unfixed image onto the recording material, the control device calculating integrated energy consumption per unit time based on power consumption of the heating device and time needed for a print mode, and performing control of changing the image forming process.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Image forming apparatus

In accordance with an embodiment, an image forming apparatus comprises a fixing device configured to enable an image to be fixed on an image receiving medium passing through a nip between a heating section and a pressurizing section through heat of the heating section and pressurization of the pressurizing section; and a conveyance roller arranged at the downstream side of the fixing section in a conveyance direction of the image receiving medium and initially convey the fixed image receiving medium. The conveyance roller comprises an axis part; a plurality of large-diameter parts each configured to have an outer diameter larger than that of the axis part; and a plurality of small-diameter parts each configured to have an outer diameter which is larger than that of the axis part and smaller than that of the large-diameter part..
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus, control method, and non-transitory storage medium

An image forming apparatus has an operating state and a non-operating state with power consumption smaller than in the operating state. The image forming apparatus includes: a fixing device for thermally fixing a toner image on a print material; an execution unit for executing warm-up to heat the fixing device up to a printable temperature for fixing the toner image on the print material, upon power-on or in shifting from the non-operating state to the operating state; and a temperature control unit for maintaining a waiting state to keep the fixing device at the printable temperature or higher, after completion of warm-up or printing.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Fixing device for a power supply

A fixing device includes a fixing member and two fixing belts. The fixing member includes a plate, two fixing portions extending from opposite sides of the plate, and a locking portion located between the two fixing portions.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Laundry appliance

Laundry appliance (1), for example laundry washing machine, laundry dryer or laundry washer dryer, comprising a) a cabinet (2) with a housing (10) having at least one front face (112a, 112b) and at least one front panel (12), b) at least one fixing device (38, 22, 131) for fixing said front panel (12) to the housing (10) by applying a fixing force in a fixing direction (fd), c) at least one pulling device (20, 30, 12a, 12b) for exerting a pulling force (f) in a pulling direction (pd) onto the front panel (12) pulling the front panel (12) against at least one front face (112a, 112b) of the housing (10, 10a, 10b), d) wherein the fixing direction (fd) of the fixing force is different to the pulling direction (pd)of the pulling force (f), and e) wherein the fixing device (38a, 131) is coupled to the pulling device (30) in such a way that the fixing force generates the pulling force (f) or is partly transformed into the pulling force (f).. .
Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag

Workpiece adapter apparatus, combination of workpiece holding apparatus and workpiece adapter apparatus, and machine tool

The invention relates to a workpiece adapter apparatus for a machine tool to which at least one workpiece can be fixed and which can be fixed to a workpiece holding apparatus of the machine tool, comprising a holding body having a first side on which is arranged a first fixing device for the at least one workpiece and having a second side, opposite the first side, on which is arranged a second fixing device for fixing the holding body to the workpiece holding apparatus.. .
Mag Ias Gmbh

Fixing device of toilet cover

A fixing device of a toilet cover includes an insertion pin, a fixing seat, and an elastic clip. The fixing seat is installed on a toilet.
Lottery (xiamen) Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd.

Fixing device having fixing belt and image forming apparatus including the same

Provided is a fixing device including a pair of end deformation restraint members. A restraint body 35 of the end deformation restraint member has an insertion part 38 which is inserted into both end portions of a fixing belt, and restrains deformation of belt end portions by holding both end portions of the fixing belt, which slides on an outer peripheral surface of the insertion part 38, from inside in the insertion part 38.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a primary heat generator and a secondary heat generator to heat an endless belt and a temperature detector, disposed opposite the secondary heat generator, to detect a temperature of the endless belt. The secondary heat generator includes an inboard edge and an outboard edge disposed outboard from the inboard edge in an axial direction of the endless belt.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a belt member that performs a circular motion by rotating in a predetermined belt rotation direction; a pressure-applying member that is pressed against an outer peripheral surface of the belt member and applies a pressure to a recording medium on which an image is formed; and a pressing member that extends in a belt width direction, which is a direction that crosses the belt rotation direction, inside the belt member and that is arranged so as to be deformed such that a central portion thereof in the belt width direction is convex toward an upstream side in the belt rotation direction, the pressing member pressing the pressure-applying member with the belt member interposed therebetween.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a belt member that moves circularly and has an inner peripheral surface to which an oil is applied, a pressure member that is disposed in such a manner as to be in contact with an outer peripheral surface of the belt member and that applies pressure to a recording material on which an image has been formed, a heating member that is disposed in such a manner as to be in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the belt member and that heats the belt member, the heating member having an upstream side end portion that is located on an upstream side in a rotation direction of the belt member and separated from the inner peripheral surface.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a primary heater and a secondary heater that heat a fixing rotator. The primary heater includes a primary major heat generation portion and a primary minor heat generation portion.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing rotator and a heater disposed inside the fixing rotator to heat the fixing rotator with radiant heat. A pressure rotator presses against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating fixing device

A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a heat source, a controller, a pressure rotator, and a nip formation pad. The controller controls the heat source such that a temperature of the fixing rotator is equal to a preset fixing temperature.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Heating device, fixing device, image forming apparatus, and base material for heating device

A heating device includes a belt member that is rotated, plural heating elements that are arranged in a width direction of the belt member and generate heat so as to heat the belt member, plural resistance elements that have positive temperature coefficients and are connected to the plural heating elements such that each of the plural resistance elements is connected in series with a corresponding one of the plural heating elements, and a base material that includes a heat-conductive metal layer and a pair of heat-resistant metal layers between which the heat-conductive metal layer is interposed and has a surface on which the plural heating elements and the plural resistance elements are disposed. A temperature of the belt member is reduced by an increase in resistances of the plural resistance elements caused by an increase in temperatures of the plural resistance elements..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Fixing device for circuit board and electronic apparatus comprising the same

A fixing device for a circuit board and an electronic apparatus including the fixing device, related to the display field, and can be applied for the fixation of circuit boards with different sizes and structures onto a component to be fixed. The fixing device for a circuit board includes: a holding portion, used to hold a circuit board and including a containing space and a top portion including an opening allowing the circuit board to pass through the opening and to be inserted in the containing space; and a fixing portion, connected with the bottom portion of the holding portion and configured to fix on the display device.
K-tronics (suzhou) Technology Co., Ltd.

Image forming apparatus, image forming system and fixing device

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming station for forming an unfixed toner image on a sheet; a fixing portion detachably mountable to the apparatus, said fixing portion including a rotatable member for being contacted by an image carrying surface of the sheet; a jam detector for detecting jamming in said fixing portion; an executing portion for executing a cleaning process for said rotatable member after clearance of the jamming; a storing portion, provided on said fixing portion, for storing information as to whether or not the cleaning process is executed; and a display for displaying a state of capability of image forming operation. The executing portion executes the cleaning process before said display displays the state, when the information stored in said storing portion of said fixing portion mounted in said main assembly indicates non-execution of said cleaning process..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same

A fixing device includes a first rotary body, a second rotary body to contact the first rotary body, and a plain bearing that supports the first rotary body or the second rotary body. One rotary body of the first rotary body and the second rotary body has an outer diameter increasing, while the other rotary body has an outer diameter decreasing, in a curved line from an axial center portion to axial end portions of the first rotary body and the second rotary body at least between the first rotary body and the second rotary body.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a pressure rotator to press against the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip therebetween, through which a recording medium bearing a toner image is conveyed. A rotation load applicator is coupled to one of the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator to apply a rotation load to the one of the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus including the same

A fixing device includes a housing, a cylindrical rotary member, a shaft, a heat source, a bearing and a ring member. The bearing includes an inner race supporting the shaft, and an outer race supporting an inner circumferential portion of the rotary member and being rotatable relatively to the inner race.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a rotatable endless belt formed into a loop and a heater disposed opposite the endless belt to heat the endless belt. A nip formation pad is disposed inside the loop formed by the endless belt.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a pressing rotator, and a guide. The pressing rotator forms a fixing nip with the fixing rotator.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a hardness adjusting unit to adjust hardness of an outer circumferential surface of a fixing belt at a nip. When a sheet to be passed through the nip is an envelope and the envelope is passed through the nip by side-flap sheet passing for feeding the sheet so that a fold line between an envelope body and a flap extends in a sheet passing direction through the nip, the hardness adjusting unit brings the outer circumferential surface of the fixing belt at the nip during passage of the sheet than when the sheet into a softer state is a plain sheet..
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a casing, a fixing roller, a pressure roller, a heat source, a sensor, and a duct. The fixing roller is disposed in the casing.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Heating unit, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A heating unit includes the following elements. A magnetic-field generating member generates a magnetic field.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Separator, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A separator for separating a recording medium from a fixing rotator includes a separation body including a front end and a conveyance path side face. The front end is disposed in proximity to an outer circumferential surface of the fixing rotator.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing rotator rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation and a nip formation pad disposed inside the fixing rotator. A pressure rotator presses against the nip formation pad via the fixing rotator to form a fixing nip between the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator.



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  • Storage Device
  • Polypropylene
  • Control Unit
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  • Image Processing


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