(12) International Application Status Report

Received at International Bureau: 23 July 2010 (23.07.2010)

Information valid as of: 14 December 2010 (14.12.2010)

Report generated on: 21 January 2021 (21.01.2021)

(10) Publication number: (43) Publication date: (26) Publication language:
WO 2011/00210506 January 2011 (06.01.2011) English (EN)

(21) Application number: (22) Filing date: (25) Filing language:
PCT/JP2010/06157201 July 2010 (01.07.2010) English (EN)

(31) Priority number(s): (32) Priority date(s): (33) Priority status:
2009-156855 (JP)01 July 2009 (01.07.2009) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
2010-058201 (JP)15 March 2010 (15.03.2010) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)
2010-141600 (JP)22 June 2010 (22.06.2010) Priority document received (in compliance with PCT Rule 17.1)

(51) International Patent Classification:
G03G 15/20 (2006.01); G03G 11/00 (2006.01)

(71) Applicant(s):
Ricoh Company, Ltd. [JP/JP]; 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for all designated states except US)
KATANO, Yasuo [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
KUROTORI, Tsuneo [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
SOMEYA, Yukimichi [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
KANEKO, Fuminari [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
ARIZUMI, Yuko [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
TAKEUCHI, Shigeo [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
HIRANO, Shigenobu [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
TOMONO, Hidenori [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)
YAGINUMA, Hidekazu [JP/JP]; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP) (for US only)

(72) Inventor(s):
KATANO, Yasuo; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
KUROTORI, Tsuneo; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
SOMEYA, Yukimichi; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
KANEKO, Fuminari; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
ARIZUMI, Yuko; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
TAKEUCHI, Shigeo; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
HIRANO, Shigenobu; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
TOMONO, Hidenori; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)
YAGINUMA, Hidekazu; c/o Ricoh Company, Ltd., 3-6, Nakamagome 1-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 1438555 (JP)

(74) Agent(s):
HIROTA, Koichi; HIROTA, NAGARE & ASSOCIATES, 4th Floor, Shinjuku TR Bldg., 2-2-13, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1510053 (JP)

(54) Title (EN): FIXING SOLUTION, FIXING METHOD, FIXING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
(54) Title (FR): SOLUTION DE FIXAGE, PROCÉDÉ DE FIXAGE, DISPOSITIF DE FIXAGE, PROCÉDÉ DE FORMATION D'IMAGES ET APPAREIL DE FORMATION D'IMAGES

(57) Abstract:
(EN): To provide a fixing solution for fixing fine resin particles to a recording medium, the fixing solution including: a diluent which contains water; a foaming agent which allows the fixing solution to be in the form of foam; and plasticizers which soften or swell at least part of the fine resin particles, wherein the plasticizers contain a liquid plasticizer which is liquid at normal temperature and soluble in the diluent, and a solid plasticizer which is solid at normal temperature and soluble in the diluent.
(FR): La présente invention se rapporte à une solution de fixage conçue pour fixer de fines particules de résine sur un support d'enregistrement. Ladite solution de fixage comprend : un diluant contenant de l'eau ; un agent moussant permettant à la solution de fixage de prendre la forme d'une mousse ; et des plastifiants qui adoucissent ou font gonfler au moins une partie des fines particules de résine. Lesdits plastifiants se composent d'un plastifiant liquide qui est liquide à une température normale et soluble dans le diluant, et d'un plastifiant solide qui est solide à une température normale et soluble dans le diluant.

International search report:
Received at International Bureau: 04 August 2010 (04.08.2010) [JP]

International Report on Patentability (IPRP) Chapter II of the PCT:
Not available

(81) Designated States:
AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW
European Patent Office (EPO) : AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR
African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) : BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) : BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) : AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM