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A DRUM TYPE PHOTORECEPTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024992D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Generally, a photoconductive member used in an electrophotographic printing machine is either a flexible belt or a substantially rigid drum. Significant cost reductions and major improvements in manufacturing may be achieved by using a photoconductive member which is fabricated from a flexible photoconductive belt having rigid, spaced end supports. In this way, a rigid photoconductive drum may be formed from a flexible photoconductive belt. Electroforming techniques may be utilized to fabricate a thin, flexible photoconductive belt. Molded plastic inserts provide rigid supports for opposed ends of the flexible photoconductive belt so as to form a rigid drum configuration.

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EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

A DRUM TYPE PHOTORECEPTOR
Proposed P. 3. Kaveny Classification

U.S. c1. 355/3 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Generally, a photoconductive member used in an electrophotographic printing machine is either a flexible belt or a substantially rigid drum. Significant cost reductions and major improvements in manufacturing may be achieved by using a photoconductive member which is fabricated from a flexible photoconductive belt having rigid, spaced end supports. In this way, a rigid photoconductive drum may be formed from a flexible photoconductive belt. Electroforming techniques may be utilized to fabricate a thin, flexible photoconductive belt. Molded plastic inserts provide rigid supports for opposed ends of the flexible photoconductive belt so as to form a rigid drum configuration.

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 8 Number 2 March/April 1983

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