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Title:
FIXING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2011227226
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:

To provide a fixing device capable of preventing an occurrence of an image defect, while preventing a misalignment of a fold position provided at a downstream side of a nip of a slide sheet, and an occurrence of sag or corrugation on the slide sheet, and to provide an image forming apparatus.

The fixing device comprises: a heating rotating body (51); an endless belt (53); a plurality of rotating body wound around by the endless belt; drive means for rotating the heating rotating body or the endless belt; a fixed pressing member (54a) which presses the endless belt toward the heating rotating body; and a slide sheet (56) covering the fixed pressing member. The endless belt is pressed against the heating rotating body to form a nip area, and an image formed paper is then passed through the nip area to fix the image onto a paper. In the fixing device, a fold is formed correspondingly to a projection of the fixed pressing member on a downstream side of the slide sheet nip area, a upstream side end of the slide sheet nip area is fixed by a pressing member (58a) on a surface facing to the heating rotating body of the fixed pressing member.


Inventors:
KUROSU TETSUKO
YAMADA TAKASHI
SAKAMAKI TSUTOMU
Application Number:
JP2010095733A
Publication Date:
November 10, 2011
Filing Date:
April 19, 2010
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Assignee:
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECH
International Classes:
G03G15/20
Domestic Patent References:
JP2009271441A2009-11-19
JP2010008684A2010-01-14
JP2009271441A2009-11-19
JP2010008684A2010-01-14
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
荒船 博司