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IMAGEWISE SOFTENING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022905D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 240K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This invention applies generally to imaging methods wherein an electrostatic latent image within an imaging member having a softenable layer is employed, In imaging methods wherein a latent image is electrostatically formed in said member and said member is developed by a process which in~ volves softening said softenable layer, improved results are obtained by applying a softening liquid for said soften~ able layer fran a liquid dispensing member of the type de~ picted in U.S. Patent 3,084,043.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INAGEWISE SOFTENING Proposed Classification
John B, Wells U.S. Cl, 96/1R
mt. Cl, G03g

This invention applies generally to imaging methods wherein
an electrostatic latent image within an imaging member having a softenable layer is employed, In imaging methods
wherein a latent image is electrostatically formed in said member and said member is developed by a process which in~
volves softening said softenable layer, improved results
are obtained by applying a softening liquid for said soften~
able layer fran a liquid dispensing member of the type de~
picted in U.S. Patent 3,084,043.

The dispensing member comprises substantially regularly
dispersed and substantially evenly distributed peaks, The
peaked surface of the dispensing member is loaded with
softening liquid and placed in contact with the imaging

member, The softening liquid is attracted by the electro~
static latent image in imagewise configuration to the
imaging member and softens the softenable layer in image~
wise configuration.

Liquid solvents of the type disclosed in U.S. Patents
3,530,681 and 3,801,314 can be used as softening liquids
and can be loaded onto the peaked surface of the dispensing

member which is then wiped by doctor blade to prevent in-
discriminate mechanical contact between liquid and imaging
member when the dispenser member makes contact with the
imaging member,

Deformation imaging and relief wrinkling imaging respec-
tively disclosed in U.S. Patents 3,113,179 and 3,196,011

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