AUTOMATIC NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR DISABLING PHOTORECEPTOR SECTIONS
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In an electrophotographic apparatus, electrostatic latent images are formed on an endless photoreceptor belt for subsequent development by toner particles and transfer of the toner image to output sheets. The belt has at least two sections around its length on which images are formed. If a defect occurs in one of the belt sections, the defective belt section may be disabled, so that the formation of images on that section is prevented, while images may be formed on at least one remaining belt section. Processes for disabling at least one section of an endless photoreceptor belt are disclosed in, for example, U.S. Patent 5,173,733.