Patent Number: 6,490,430

Title: Externally heated roller for a toner fusing station

Abstract: A conformable roller for use in a fusing station of an electrostatographicmachine, said fusing station being provided with a pressure roller forfusing a toner image on a receiver, said fuser roller made from aplurality of layers surrounding an axis of rotation, said conformableroller comprising a rigid cylindrically symmetric core member; a compliantbase-cushion layer formed on the core member; a stiffening layer inintimate contact with and surrounding the base-cushion layer; a compliantrelease layer coated on the stiffening layer; and said fusing stationincluding an external heat source for said fuser roller, at least one ofsaid plurality of layers being thermally resistive.

Inventors: Chen; Jiann-Hsing (Fairport, NY), Chowdry; Arun (Rochester, NY), Mathers; James E. (Rochester, NY), May; John W. (Rochester, NY), Mills; Borden H. (Rochester, NY), Priebe; Alan R. (Rochester, NY), Stack; Kenneth D. (Rochester, NY)


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

Expiration Date: 12/02015