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BIASED WEB SEAM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024388D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electrophotographic printing machine employing a photoreceptor belt, the belt must be supported. Heretofore, the belt was supported by idler rollers. Recently, a system has been developed which uses air posts. Generally, the photoconductive belt is seamed. Normally, the seam extends in a direction substantially normal to the path of travel. This seam will frequently produce a bump as it passes over air post support. In order to minimize the effect of this bump, the seam can be formed such that it makes a transverse angle relative to the belt velocity vector. In this way, the effect of the seam passing over the air post is minimized .

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BIASED WEB SEAM
Proposed K. J. Buck Classification

U.S. C1. 430/31 Int. C1. G03g 13/00

In an electrophotographic printing machine employing a photoreceptor belt, the belt must be supported. Heretofore, the belt was supported by idler rollers. Recently, a system has been developed which uses air posts. Generally, the photoconductive belt is seamed. Normally, the seam extends in a direction substantially normal to the path of travel. This seam will frequently produce a bump as it passes over air post support. In order to minimize the effect of this bump, the seam can be formed such that it makes a transverse angle relative to the belt velocity vector. In this way, the effect of the seam passing over the air post is minimized .

Volume 5 Number 3 May/June 1980 319

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 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 5 Number 3 May/June 1980

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