Patent Number: 8,872,076

Title: Heating device capable of accurately determining change in state, and image forming apparatus

Abstract: A heating device capable of accurately determining a change in the state of a to-be-heated member, caused in a narrow area. An induction heating coil generates magnetic flux by flow of electric current therethrough. The fixing belt generates heat by the action of the magnetic flux generated by the induction heating coil. A first antenna is disposed at a location where the magnetic flux generated by the induction heating coil can be detected assuming that there is no fixing belt. A second antenna is disposed such that at least some area of the second antenna overlaps the first antenna. A control circuit determines whether or not a state of the fixing belt has changed, based on a result of detection by the first antenna and a result of detection by the second antenna.

Inventors: Suda; Takeyuki (Toride, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H05B 6/06 (20060101); G03G 15/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00