Patent Number: 7,820,370

Title: Multicolor thermal imaging method and thermal imaging member for use therein

Abstract: A multicolor direct thermal imaging method and an imaging member for use therein, wherein a multicolor image is formed in a thermal imaging member having at least two different image-forming compositions capable of forming two different colors. Heat is used to form an image in the first color at a first speed of travel of the thermal imaging member with respect to the source of heat, and heat is used to form an image in the second color at a second speed of travel of the thermal imaging member with respect to the source of heat, where the first speed of travel and the second speed of travel are different from each other.

Inventors: Busch; Brian D. (Sudbury, MA), Hasan; Fariza B. (Waltham, MA), Liu; Chien (Wayland, MA), Telfer; Stephen J. (Arlington, MA), Vetterling; William T. (Lexington, MA)

Assignee: Zink Imaging, Inc.

International Classification: G03C 1/00 (20060101); G01D 15/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00