Patent Number: 7,280,783

Title: Electrophotographic photoreceptor and method of recycling the electrophotographic photoreceptor

Abstract: An electrophotographic photoreceptor including a cylindrical substrate including a photosensitive layer on an outer circumferential surface thereof and a flange adhesively fixed to at least one end of the cylindrical substrate. The flange has a joint to which a separation jig is applied to apply a tensility in a direction of separating the flange from the cylindrical substrate. A method of recycling the electrophotographic photoreceptor fills an elastic body with a fluid to inflate and contact the elastic body at the outer circumferential surface of the electrophotographic photoreceptor upon application of pressure to grasp the electrophotographic photoreceptor in the jig, and the jig is applied to the joint to pull the flange in a direction of separating the flange from the cylindrical substrate.

Inventors: Kusano; Tetsuya (Susono, JP), Okuzawa; Makoto (Tagata-gun, JP), Kusano; Naoyoshi (Numazu, JP), Yamazaki; Junichi (Mishima, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-09 0:00:00