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GROOVED IMAGING ROLLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023635D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A device for containing a photoelectrophoretic ink between a pair of web electrodes is provided. In the drawing, there is shown imaging roller 1 over which there is entrained blocking electrode 3. Another web electrode 5 is brought into tangen-tial contact with the blocking electrode 3, thereby sand-wiching a coating of photoelectrophoretic ink previously coated on electrode 5. As blocking electrode 3 approaches imaging roller 1, an embossing roller 7 urges blocking electrode 3 into a groove 9 provided in imaging roller 1, thereby preventing seepage of the ink beyond the groove provided in imaging roller 1.