Patent Number: 6,490,423

Title: Method of operating a xerographic fusing apparatus with multiple heating elements

Abstract: When powering up a xerographic fusing apparatus with two parallel lamps, power is applied to each lamp in a stair-step fashion, in which incremental increases in applied power for each lamp are staggered in time. This feature contributes to desirable anti-flicker effects of the whole apparatus.

Inventors: Horobin; Mark W. (Welwyn Garden City, GB), Poxon; John (Stevenage, GB), Pitts; Ian (Bassingbourn, GB)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G03G 15/20 (20060101); G03G 015/20 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019