07094048 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 14 patents.

Apparatus comprising a support member having a flat surface adapted to receive and support a seam region of a flexible belt comprising thermoplastic polymer material having a predetermined glass transition temperature, a heatable member having a smooth heatable flat surface for compressing at least a portion of the seam region of a flexible belt placed on the smooth flat surface of the support member to heat the portion to at least the glass transition temperature of the thermoplastic polymer material, the smooth surface of the heatable member having a profile which is parallel to the smooth flat surface of the support member, and wherein the heatable flat surface comprises a low surface energy or abhesive material.

Title
Flexible imaging member belt seam smoothing method
Application Number
9/892009
Publication Number
7094048 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2001
Publication Date
August 22, 2006
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
Agent
Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee
Eugene O Palazzo
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
B29C 65/18
B29C 65/12
B29C 65/02
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