Patent Number: 8,818,222

Title: Image heating apparatus

Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes a rotatable belt member for heating an image on a recording material; a rotatable member pressing against said belt member; a nip forming member, provided inside said belt member, for cooperating with said rotatable member to form a nip for nipping and feeding the recording material; a projection provided on a side of said nip forming member near the nip and projecting toward the nip; and an executing portion for executing a first image heating mode operation in which an image formed on the recording material having a first thickness with said projection projected into a nip region and a second image heating mode operation in which an image formed on the recording material having a second thickness which is smaller than the first thickness with said projection is outside the nip region.

Inventors: Tamaki; Masayuki (Toride, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G03G 15/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018