06328922 is referenced by 13 patents and cites 8 patents.

A process for post treatment of an imaging member belt including

providing a support member having a smooth flat surface,

providing a flexible belt having a welded seam,

supporting the inner surface of the seam on the smooth flat surface,

contacting the seam with a heated surface,

heating the seam region with the heated surface to raise the temperature in the seam region to a temperature of from about 2° C. to 20° C. above the Tg of the thermoplastic polymer material, and

compressing the seam with the heated surface with sufficient compression pressure to smooth out the seam.

Title
Process for post treatment of a flexible imaging member belt
Application Number
9/429148
Publication Number
6328922 (B1)
Application Date
October 28, 1999
Publication Date
December 11, 2001
Inventor
Edward A Domm
Hilton
NY, US
Richard L Post
Penfield
NY, US
Edward F Grabowski
Webster
NY, US
Donald C VonHoene
Fairport
NY, US
Bing R Hsieh
Webster
NY, US
Anthony M Horgan
Pittsford
NY, US
Robert C U Yu
Webster
NY, US
Satchidanand Mishra
Webster
NY, US
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B29C 43/22
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