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LIQUID DEVELOPER APPLICATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023306D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 217K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A liquid development method for the out-of-contact liquid development process of U.S. Patent 3,084,043 is disclosed. A fabric applicator has been found to be suitable for devel-opment of the latent electrostatic image on a photoreceptor. The fabric applicator is doctored such that the liquid level is below the surface of the fabric. The doctored fabric ap-plicator is then brought into contact with the imaged photo-receptor and development takes place. Typically the fabric is placed around a soft backup roll or is in the form of a belt when brought into contact with the imaging surface, The fab-nc applicator may be in any pattern of interlocking fibers and typically has a thickness of from about 65 to about 185 microns. Typically the mesh openings range between about 30 and about 240 microns, In some cases the fabric may be conduc-tive in order to aid in biasing of the applicator roll during development.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

LIQUID DEVELOPER APPLICATOR Proposed Classification
Roger 0. Masharn U.S. Cl. 427/145

Int, Cl. B4lm 5/16

A liquid development method for the out~of-contact liquid
development process of U.S. Patent 3,084,043 is disclosed. A
fabric applicator has been found to be suitable for devel~
opment of the latent electrostatic image on a photoreceptor.
The fabric applicator is doctored such that the liquid level
is below the surface of the fabric. The doctored fabric ap~
plicator is then brought into contact with the imaged photo-~
receptor and development takes place. Typically the fabric is
placed around a soft backup roll or is in the form of a belt
when brought into contact with the imaging surface, The fab~
nc applicator may be in any pattern of interlocking fibers
and typically has a thickness of from about 65 to about 185
microns. Typically the mesh openings range between about 30
and about 240 microns, In some cases the fabric may be conduc~
tive in order to aid in biasing of the applicator roll during
development.

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