06905572 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 9 patents.

A belt seam treatment apparatus includes a support element with a smooth surface that supports the seam region of the belt, a heat source that heats a treatment strip and the belt seam region, and a pressure applicator that forces the treatment strip against the belt seam region. The support element can be a tube over which the belt hangs and can include a vacuum belt hold system that secures the seam region against the tube during treatment. The heat source can be an infrared laser or an infrared lamp. Optics form a heat spot or a heat line on the strip and seam region, and a pressure wheel traverses the seam region after heating to compress the strip and seam and bond a thermoplastic polymer of the strip to the seam region of the belt.

Title
Flexible imaging member seam treatment apparatus
Application Number
10/63972
Publication Number
6905572 (B2)
Application Date
May 30, 2002
Publication Date
June 14, 2005
Inventor
Robert C U Yu
Webster
NY, US
Agent
Joseph M Young
David E Henn
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B32B 031/20
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