US Patent No. 9,261,825

IMAGE HEATING APPARATUS HAVING MOVING MECHANISM CONFIGURED TO MOVE A RUBBING ROTATABLE MEMBER CONFIGURED TO RUB A SURFACE OF A ROTATABLE MEMBER, RELATIVE TO THE ROTATABLE MEMBER


Patent No. 9,261,825
Issue Date February 16, 2016 
Title Image Heating Apparatus Having Moving Mechanism Configured To Move A Rubbing Rotatable Member Configured To Rub A Surface Of A Rotatable Member, Relative To The Rotatable Member
Inventorship Yasuharu Chiyoda, Nagareyama (JP)
Assignee Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,261,825

1. An image heating apparatus comprising:
first and second rotatable members configured and positioned to form a nip for heating a toner image on a sheet;
a rubbing rotatable member configured to rub a surface of said first rotatable member;
a moving mechanism configured to move said rubbing rotatable member relative to said first rotatable member between a rubbing
position for carrying out a rubbing process for said first rotatable member and a retracted position retracted from the rubbing
position; and

an executing portion configured to execute the rubbing process in accordance with the number and burrs of the sheets processed
by said image heating apparatus.