Patent Number: 6,297,476

Title: Thermally developing apparatus

Abstract: A thermally developing apparatus is provided with a heating device to heat a thermally developable material; a supplier for supplying the thermally developable material in a predetermined supplying direction to the heating device; the heating device having plural regions aligned in a direction substantially perpendicular to the supplying direction of the thermally developable material by the supplier; plural heaters each provided separately to one of the plural regions and to heat a corresponding one of the plural regions of the heating device; and a controller to control heat generation of the plural heaters, the controller controlling at least one of the plural heaters in accordance with a size of the thermally developable material which is a length substantially perpendicular to the supplying direction.

Inventors: Kashino; Teruo (Sayama, JP), Taguchi; Akira (Sayama, JP), Okabe; Hirofumi (Sayama, JP), Tamakoshi; Yasuaki (Sayama, JP), Shimoji; Masaya (Sayama, JP)

Assignee: Konica Corporation

International Classification: G03G 15/20 (20060101); G03G 015/20 (); G03L 005/16 (); G03D 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018