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A flexible imaging sheet and a method of constructing a flexible imaging sheet is disclosed. The method of constructing a flexible imaging sheet comprises a step of overlapping, a step of joining, and a step of shaping. In the step of overlapping, a first marginal end region and a second marginal end region of a sheet are overlapped to form an overlap region and a non-overlap region. In the step of joining, the first marginal end region and the second marginal end region of the sheet are joined to one another by a seam in the overlap region. In the step of shaping, the overlap region is shaped to form a generally planar surface co-planar with a surface of the non-overlap region. The flexible imaging sheet comprises a first marginal end region and a second marginal end region The first marginal end region and the second marginal end region are secured by a seam to one another in the overlap region. The first marginal end region and the second marginal end region are substantially co-planar to minimize stress on the flexible imaging sheet. Minimization of stress concentration, resulting from dynamic bending of the flexible imaging sheet during cycling over a roller within an electrophotographic imaging apparatus, is particularly accomplished in the present invention.

Title
Method of constructing a seamed flexible imaging sheet
Application Number
7/815086
Publication Number
5552005
Application Date
December 27, 1991
Publication Date
September 3, 1996
Inventor
Edward A Domm
Hilton
NY, US
Shyshung S Hwang
Penfield
NY, US
Satchidanand Mishra
Webster
NY, US
Joseph Mammino
Penfield
NY, US
Agent
Zosan S Soong
Gary G Heffernan
Peter H Kondo
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B29C 65/00
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