Global Patent Index - EP 0767411 B1

EP 0767411 B1 2001-03-21 - Electrophotographic photoconductor for use with liquid toners

Title (en)

Electrophotographic photoconductor for use with liquid toners

Title (de)

Elektrophotographisches photoleitfähiges Element geeignet für Flüssigentwicklung

Title (fr)

Photoconducteur électrophotographique utilisable avec des révélateurs liquides

Publication

EP 0767411 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96306948 A

Priority

US 54012295 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0767411A1] A photoconductor for use in electrophotographic reproduction devices is disclosed. This photoconductor exhibits excellent cycling stability and minimized charge transport molecule leaching when used with liquid toners. Further, the photoconductor has a relatively high glass transition temperature. The photoconductors of the present invention utilize, as the binder in the charge transport layer, a specifically defined bisphenol A/bisphenol TMC polycarbonate copolymer which has a bisphenol A: bisphenol TMC weight ratio of from about 30:70 to about 70:30, preferably from about 35:65 to about 65:35, and a polymer molecular weight of from about 10,000 to about 100,000, preferably from about 20,000 to about 50,000.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G03G 5/05

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C08G 64/00 (2006.01); C08G 64/04 (2006.01); C08K 5/00 (2006.01); C08L 69/00 (2006.01); G03G 5/05 (2006.01); G03G 5/06 (2006.01); G03G 9/12 (2006.01); G03G 15/10 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G03G 5/0672 (2013.01); G03G 5/0564 (2013.01); G03G 5/0614 (2013.01); G03G 5/0616 (2013.01); G03G 5/0631 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

EP 0767411 A1 19970409; EP 0767411 B1 20010321; DE 69612160 D1 20010426; JP H09171263 A 19970630

INPADOC legal status


2008-11-28 [PG25 GB] LAPSED IN A CONTRACTING STATE ANNOUNCED VIA POSTGRANT INFORM. FROM NAT. OFFICE TO EPO

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- Owner name: SOCIETA' ITALIANA BREVETTI S.P.A.

2001-04-26 [REF] CORRESPONDS TO:

- Document: DE 69612160 20010426

2001-03-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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