Global Patent Index - EP 1217458 B1

EP 1217458 B1 2007-07-25 - Method for controlling gloss of a toner image and digital image forming apparatus

Title (en)

Method for controlling gloss of a toner image and digital image forming apparatus

Title (de)

Verfahren zur Steuerung des Glanzes eines Tonerbildes und digitale Bildaufzeichnungsvorrichtung

Title (fr)

Méthode de contrôle de la brillance d'une image de toner et dispositif de formation d'images digital

Publication

EP 1217458 B1 (DE)

Application

EP 01127117 A

Priority

DE 10064566 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP1217458A2] Method for controlling the glare on an image carrier substrate (9) such as paper in which after the toner image has been fixed on the substrate by heating, the toner image is again heated so that its surface or the region near to its surface is either completely, or nearly completely melted. The length and duration of the melting is dependent on the desired glare to be produced by the toner image. An Independent claim is made for a digital imaging device especially an electrographic or an electrophotographic printer or copier with a radiation device such as a xenon or mercury-xenon discharge lamp for providing electromagnetic heating of the toner image.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G03G 15/20 (2006.01); H05B 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G03G 15/2007 (2013.01); G03G 15/205 (2013.01); G03G 15/2064 (2013.01); G03G 2215/00805 (2013.01); G03G 2215/0081 (2013.01)

Citation (examination)

None

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family

EP 1217458 A2 20020626; EP 1217458 A3 20060201; EP 1217458 B1 20070725; AT 368244 T 20070815; DE 10064566 A1 20020627; DE 50112759 D1 20070906; JP 2002278359 A 20020927; US 2002094220 A1 20020718; US 6661993 B2 20031209