Patent Number: 6,298,215

Title: Image heating apparatus

Abstract: The present invention provides an image heating apparatus which has a rotary member, magnetic flux generating device for generating a magnetic flux, and wherein an eddy current is generated in the rotary member by the magnetic flux generated by the magnetic flux generating device, the rotary member generates heat by the eddy current and an image on a recording material is heated by the heat, a heat conducting member being in contact with the rotary member, wherein, when, with respec to a direction perpendicular to a moving direction of the rotary member, L.sub.h being a length of a heat generating region of the rotary member, L.sub.f being a length of the rotary member, and L being length of the heat conducting member, L.sub.h.ltoreq.L.ltoreq.L.sub.f is satisfied.

Inventors: Nomura; Takashi (Numazu, JP), Nanataki; Hideo (Yokohama, JP), Sano; Tetsuya (Shizuoka-ken, JP), Kume; Takao (Mishima, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/20 (20060101); H05B 6/14 (20060101); G03G 015/00 (); H05B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018