US Patent No. 9,354,571

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC MEMBER AND FIXING APPARATUS


Patent No. 9,354,571
Issue Date May 31, 2016
Title Electrophotographic Member And Fixing Apparatus
Inventorship Jun Miura, Kawasaki (JP)
Naoki Akiyama, Toride (JP)
Katsuhisa Matsunaka, Inagi (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,354,571

1. An endless belt-shaped electrophotographic member, comprising:
a substrate;
a rubber elastic layer that covers a periphery of the substrate; and
a fluororesin tube that covers a periphery of the rubber elastic layer,
wherein:
the fluororesin tube includes a fluororesin and carbon black dispersed in the fluororesin,
the fluororesin is crystalline-oriented in a substantially longitudinal direction of the substrate, and
a primary average particle diameter of the carbon black is from 55 nm to 100 nm.