RADIANT FUSER FOR FIXING TONER IMAGES
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-30
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Apparatus for heat fixing toner images electrostatically adhered to copy paper. The apparatus is characterized by the provision of a radiant energy source 12 together with a para-bolic reflector 14 and lens structure 18 for focusing the energy onto the toner images 28. The lens structure in the preferred embodiment comprises a Fresnel lens which is fabri-cated in the form of a belt entrained about the reflector and energy source which belt is adapted to be moved relative to the reflector and the heat source.