Global Patent Index - EP 1004944 A1

EP 1004944 A1 2000-05-31 - Hot pressure fixing device

Title (en)

Hot pressure fixing device

Title (de)

Wärmedruckfixiervorrichtung

Title (fr)

Dispositif de fusion par application de chaleur et de pression

Publication

EP 1004944 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98308831 A

Priority

EP 98308831 A

Abstract (en)

The device for fixing a toner image carried on a substrate (10), comprises a heated fuser roller (12) in contact with a reaction surface (14) to form a nip (16) there-between through which a substrate path (18) extends. A cleaning device comprises an intermediate roller (50) in rolling contact with the heated fuser roller (12) downstream of the nip (16) to collect residual toner particles and debris from the heated fuser roller (12) . Cleaning means (52) remove the toner particles and debris from the intermediate roller (50). The residual toner and paper debris do not contaminate any supply of release agent in order to ensure that a consistent supply of release agent to the heated fuser roller is achievable. Furthermore, any excess release agent supplied to the heated fuser roller is removed without allowing it to become transferred onto the substrate. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G03G 15/20; G03G 15/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G03G 15/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G03G 15/2025 (2013.01); G03G 2215/2093 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 1004944 A1 20000531

INPADOC legal status


2001-10-04 [REG DE 8566] DESIGNATED COUNTRY DE NOT LONGER VALID

2001-08-29 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20001201

2001-02-07 [AKX] PAYMENT OF DESIGNATION FEES

2000-05-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-05-31 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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