Flexible imaging member belt seam smoothing method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7410548
APP PUB NO 20070044892A1
SERIAL NO

11211752

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Post treatment of an ultrasonically welded seamed flexible imaging member belt includes providing a flexible belt having an outer surface, an inner surface, parallel edges and a welded seam extending from one parallel edge to the other parallel edge, the belt seam including a seam region comprising an overlap of two oppositely miter cut edges, and two adjacent splashing formed around the seam; contacting the seam with abrasive and a super finishing tool; and super finishing the seam to remove at least the splashing on the outer surface of the belt.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
XEROX CORPORATIONSTAMFORD, CT13757
AVOKIA INC.TORONTO ONTARIO M5T 1V7, CA1

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Darcy, III John J Webster, NY 13 204
Roetker, Michael S Webster, NY 74 377

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KURARAY CO., LTD. (1)
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XEROX CORPORATION (14)
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4937117 Flexible belt 26 1989
5021109 Method of preparing a multilayered belt 43 1989
5021309 Multilayered photoreceptor with anti-curl containing particulate organic filler 74 1990
5240532 Process for heat treating a flexible electrostatographic imaging member 22 1991
5552005 Method of constructing a seamed flexible imaging sheet 26 1991
5603790 Process for fabricating belts 7 1994
* 5698358 Process for fabricating a belt with a seam having a curvilinear S shaped profile 19 1996
6056839 Rapid electrostatographic belt treatment system 5 1998
6074504 Defocused laser seam stress release in flexible electrostatographic imaging member belts 15 1998
6652691 Seam stress release and protrusion elimination process 7 1999
2004/0221,942 Process for interlocking seam photoreceptor belt fabrication using adhesive tape with release substrate 9 2003
2004/0221,943 Process for interlocking seam belt fabrication using adhesive tape with release substrate 1 2003
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD INDIGO B.V. (1)
5376491 Organic photoconductor 16 1993
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
XEROX CORPORATION (2)
* 7677848 Flexible belt having a planed seam and processes for making the same 1 2007
8929785 Endless flexible members for imaging devices 0 2013
 
manroland web systems GmbH (1)
* 2015/0144,254 METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ENDLESS TRANSPORT BELT 0 2014
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