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APPLICATIONS FOR LARGE DIAMETER CONDUCTIVE NYLON FIBERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026103D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Electroconductive monofilament nylon fibers having relatively large diameters of the order of from 0.010 to 0.050 inches have recently become commercially available. While generally the resistances of these fibers are in the range of from one hundred to one million ohdcm, the preferred range is from 10,000 to 50,000 ohm/cm. Listed below are some novel applications for these fibers.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

APPLICATIONS FOR LARGE Proposed Classification DIAMETER CONDUCTIVE NYLON US. C1.4281475.5 FIBERS Int. C1. B32b 27/08 Joseph A. Swift
Joan R. Ewing

Electroconductive monofilament nylon fibers having relatively large diameters of the order of from 0.010 to 0.050 inches have recently become commercially available. While generally the resistances of these fibers are in the range of from one hundred to one million ohdcm, the preferred range is from 10,000 to 50,000 ohm/cm. Listed below are some novel applications for these fibers.

1. As resilient and high-force or controlled-force producing, electroconductive bristles in brush type, toner augers for subsystems requiring (either electrostatic field assisted or charge dissipated, i.e. grounded) toner transports such as: development and/or cleaning subsystems.

2. As resilient, soft touch, electrodes for paper path and photoreceptor potential sensors.

3. As stiff, but resilient, grounding/static eliminator brush pile materials.

4. As elements in a conductive grid network for copier or work station edit pads.

5. As elements in conductive grid network arrays to give "touch" to robots.

6. As an electroconductive filling fiber in weaving pile fabrics thereby assuring continuous connection to all areas of the pile fabric.

7. As the pile material for a biased, or grounded, toner disturber brush.

8. As a substrate for electroplating to produce "metallic wires" with increased resiliency over copper or ste...