Patent Number: 6,165,670

Title: Method of treating electrostatographic imaging web and method of making electrostatographic imaging members using such imaging web

Abstract: A method of treating an electrostatographic imaging member web is applied to a web that includes a support substrate and at least one imaging layer formed over the support substrate. The electrostatographic imaging member web can optionally include no anti-curl backing layer. The web is bent into an arcuate shape and heated to a temperature above the glass transition temperature of the imaging layer. The imaging layer is then cooled while in the arcuate shape to a temperature below the glass transition temperature, forming a substantially stress-free imaging layer when conforming to the arcuate shape. The electrostatographic imaging members can be electrographic and electrophotographic imaging members. The treated electrostatographic imaging member webs can be formed into seamed electrostatographic imaging member belts such as ionographic imaging member belts and photoreceptor belts.

Inventors: Yu; Robert C. U. (Webster, NY), Darcy; John J. (Webster, NY), Langlois; Edouard E. (Irondequoit, NY)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: B29C 71/02 (20060101); G03G 5/10 (20060101); G03G 005/05 (); B05D 003/02 (); D01D 005/24 (); B29C 071/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017