05273799 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 23 patents.

A seamed flexible imaging member and a method of constructing a flexible imaging sheet is disclosed. The method of constructing a flexible imaging sheet comprises the steps of overlapping and forming. In the step of overlapping, a first marginal end region and a second marginal end region of the sheet are overlapped. In the forming step, a substantially planar surface is formed, extending in a direction transverse to the sheet with one end of the planar surface being integral with the sheet adjacent one end of the sheet and the other end of the planar surface being integral with the sheet adjacent the other end of the sheet, for securing the first marginal end region and the second marginal end region to one another by a seam. The seamed flexible imaging member comprises a sheet having a first marginal end region and a second marginal end region. The first marginal end region and the second marginal end region of the sheet are secured to one another by a material which may include a portion of the sheet, a separate securing material or both. The material defines a planar surface extending in a direction transverse to the sheet with one end of the planar surface being integral with the sheet adjacent one end of the sheet and the other end of the planar surface being integral with the sheet adjacent the other end of the sheet. The planar surface minimizes stress on the sheet, particularly stress caused by the flexible imaging member bending over small diameter rollers of a belt module within an electrophotographic imaging apparatus.

Title
Shaped-altered seamed imaging flexible member and method of constructing a flexible imaging sheet
Application Number
7/815092
Publication Number
5273799
Application Date
December 27, 1992
Publication Date
December 28, 1993
Inventor
Geoffrey M T Foley
Fairport
NY, US
Robert C U Yu
Webster
NY, US
Agent
Zosan S Soong
Gary G Heffernan
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B32B 1/04
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