Wednesday, June 20, 2012

US Patent 8202607 - Transfer belt formed from nanodiamond

This is the latest in a series of patents from Xerox focusing on the use of nanomaterials to improve the operation and lifespan of laser printers. Specifically this patent teaches an improved image transfer belt formed from graphene coated nanodiamond material. Claim 1 reads:

1. An intermediate transfer member comprised of a nano diamond comprised of a diamond core and a graphite shell thereover, and wherein said nano-diamond core is present in an amount of from about 20 to about 99.9 weight percent and said shell includes functional groups thereon.