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US20050095517A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050095517A1
Publication date: 2005-05-05
Application number: 10/699,039
Filing date: 2003-10-31
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where R1 and R2 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 1 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups is optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR3 group, a CHR4 group, or a CR5R6 group where R3, R4, R5, and R6 are, independently, H, hydroxyl group, thiol group, an alkyl group, an alkyl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; V comprises a vinyl ether group; and Z comprises an (N,N-disubstituted)arylamine group, such as a carbazole group, a julolidine group, or a p-(N,N-disubstituted)arylamine group; and (b) a charge generating compound. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where ...more ...less
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US20050003287A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050003287A1
Publication date: 2005-01-06
Application number: 10/880,622
Filing date: 2004-07-01
Abstract: An electrophotographic photoconductor has an electroconductive support, and a photoconductive layer formed thereon containing as an effective component an aromatic polycarbonate resin having a structural unit of formula (2) and a structural unit with charge transporting properties, each of the structural units being contained in an amount of 5 wt. % or more of the total weight of the polycarbonate resin. There is disclosed an aromatic polycarbonate resin having a structural unit of formula (1) and the structural unit of formula (2), with the relationship between the composition ratios being 0<k/(k+j)<1 when the composition ratio of the structural unit (1) is k and that of the structural unit (2) is j, or an aromatic polycarbonate resin having a repeat unit of formula (3). The formulas (1) to (3) are specified in the specification. An electrophotographic photoconductor has an electroconductive support, and a photoconductive layer formed thereon containing as an effective component an aromatic polycarbonate resin having a structural unit of formula (2) and a structural unit with charge transporting ...more ...less
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US20050089783A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050089783A1
Publication date: 2005-04-28
Application number: 10/695,044
Filing date: 2003-10-28
Abstract: An organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element having a) a charge transport material with the formula where X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 0 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups is optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR3 group, a CHR4 group, or a CR5R6 group where R3, R4, R5, and R6 are, independently, H, hydroxyl group, thiol group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; R1 and R2 are independently a hydrogen, a halogen, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkaryl group, an aromatic group or a heterocyclic group; Y is an aromatic group; and n is a distribution of integer values greater than 2; and (b) a charge generating compound. The charge transport material can be crosslinked with a polymer binder either directly or through a crosslinking agent. An organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element having a) a charge transport material with the formula where X is a linking group having the ...more ...less
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US20050095518A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050095518A1
Publication date: 2005-05-05
Application number: 10/699,581
Filing date: 2003-10-31
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where R1, R2, R3, and R4 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; X1 and X2 are, independently, a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 1 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups is optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR5 group, a CHR6 group, or a CR7R8 group where R4, R5, R6, and R7 are, independently, H, hydroxyl group, thiol group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; and Y1, Y2, and Y3 are, independently, an arylamine group; and (b) a charge generating compound. Corresponding electrophotographic apparatuses and imaging methods are described. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where ...more ...less
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US20050079431A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050079431A1
Publication date: 2005-04-14
Application number: 10/934,763
Filing date: 2004-09-07
Abstract: An electrophotographic photoconductor and method that seldom generate cracks even while recycling a photoconductor drum and peripheral members or in a liquid developing process, and thereby produce excellent images. The electrophotographic photoconductor includes a conductive substrate and a photosensitive layer comprising a charge generation material and a charge transport material. The photosensitive layer comprises a resin binder of polyarylate resin having structural units represented by the following formula (I): In the formula, R1 and R2 represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, or an aryl group. R1, R2, and a carbon atom bonding to the R1 and R2 together form a cyclic structure. The cyclic structure is bonded to no more than two arylene groups. Each of R3 through R10 being a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, and a bromine atom. The values of m and n satisfy the equation 0.5<m/(m+n)<0.7. An electrophotographic photoconductor and method that seldom generate cracks even while recycling a photoconductor drum and peripheral members or in a liquid developing process, and thereby produce excellent images. The electrophotographic photoconductor includes a conductive ...more ...less
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US20050058916A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050058916A1
Publication date: 2005-03-17
Application number: 10/663,278
Filing date: 2003-09-16
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptors comprise: (a) a charge transport compound having the formula where n is an integer from 0 to 1; X is an (N,N-disubstituted)arylamine group; Ar is an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; A is a first linking group with the formula —(CH2)p— which can be branched or linear, where p is an integer from 3 to 20 inclusive and where one or more methylene groups can be optionally replaced by O, S, a carbonyl group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a —NR16 group, a CHR17 group, or a CR18R19 group where R16, R17, R18 and R19 are, independently, H, hydroxyl, thiol, an amine group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, an aryl group, or part of a ring; and B is a second linking group having the formula -Q-Z-Q′-, where Q and Q′ are, independently, O, S, or NR1, where R1 is an H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group or an aryl group, and Z comprises a heterocyclic group; (b) a charge generating compound; and (c) an electrically conductive substrate over which said charge transport compound and said charge generating compound are located. Improved organophotoreceptors comprise: (a) a charge transport compound having the formula where n is an integer from 0 to 1; X is an (N,N-disubstituted)arylamine group; Ar is an aryl group or a heterocyclic group; A is a first linking group ...more ...less
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US20050130051A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050130051A1
Publication date: 2005-06-16
Application number: 10/964,740
Filing date: 2004-10-15
Abstract: A phenylazomethylene-cyclohexadienone derivative and an electrophotographic photoreceptor include a compound that is represented by the following formula: wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atom(s), a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atom(s), a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, and a halogen; A is selected from the group consisting of nitro group, cyano group and sulfone group; l is a natural number of 0 to 4; m is a natural number of 0 to 4; and n is a natural number of 1 to 5, and the electrophotographic photoreceptor according to the present invention comprises the phenylazomethylene-cyclohexadienone derivative. An electrophotographic photoreceptor having an improved electrical characteristic and a desirable image quality is provided. A phenylazomethylene-cyclohexadienone derivative and an electrophotographic photoreceptor include a compound that is represented by the following formula: wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl ...more ...less
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US20050069794A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050069794A1
Publication date: 2005-03-31
Application number: 10/671,172
Filing date: 2003-09-25
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer between 2 and 6, inclusive; R1 and R2 are, independently, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group with the proviso that neither R1 nor R2 is a naphthyl group, a stilbenyl group, alkylsulfonylphenyl group or a (9H-fluoren-9-ylidene)benzyl group; R3 and R4 are, independently, H, halogen, carboxyl, hydroxyl, thiol, cyano, nitro, aldehyde group, ketone group, an ether group, an ester group, a carbonyl group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 0 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups can be optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O=S=O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR5 group, a CHR6 group, or a CR7R8 group where R5, R6, R7, and R8 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; and Y comprises a bond, C, N, O, S, a branched or linear —(CH2)p— group where p is an integer between 0 and 10, an aromatic group, a cycloalkyl group, a heterocyclic group, or a NR9 group where R9 is hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or aryl group, wherein Y has a structure selected to form n bonds with the corresponding X groups; and (b) a charge generating compound. Corresponding electrophotographic apparatuses and imaging methods are described. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer ...more ...less
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US20050089781A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050089781A1
Publication date: 2005-04-28
Application number: 10/695,581
Filing date: 2003-10-28
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where R1 and R2 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 1 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups is optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR3 group, a CHR4 group, or a CR5R6 group where R3, R4, R5, and R6 are, independently, H, hydroxyl group, thiol group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; E is an epoxy group; and Z is a phenothiazine group, a phenoxazine group, a phenoxathiin group, a dibenzo(1,4)dioxin group, a thianthrene group, or a phenazine group; and (b) a charge generating compound. Corresponding electrophotographic apparatuses and imaging methods are described. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where ...more ...less
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US20050100806A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050100806A1
Publication date: 2005-05-12
Application number: 10/928,556
Filing date: 2004-08-30
Abstract: A hydroxygallium phthalocyanine pigment is characterized by having a maximum peak wavelength within a range of from 810 nm to 839 nm in optical absorption spectrum in a wavelength range of from 600 nm to 900 nm.
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US20050058920A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050058920A1
Publication date: 2005-03-17
Application number: 10/663,971
Filing date: 2003-09-16
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport compound having the formula where R1 and R2 are, independently, hydrogen, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group or an aryl group; X is an aromatic group; Y is an (N,N-disubstituted)arylamine; Z is (CH2)m group where m is an integer between 0 and 30 where one or more of the methylene groups is optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═C—O, O═C—NR3, sulfoxide, sulfate, phosphate, an aryl group, urethane, urea, NR4 group, CHR5 group, or CR6R7 group where R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 are, independently, H, hydroxyl, thiol, an amine group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group, and E is a bond, O, S, C═O, NR8, CR9R10 group, a hetrocyclic group, or an aromatic group where R8, R9, and R10 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; and (b) a charge generating compound. Corresponding electrophotographic apparatuses and imaging methods are described. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport compound having the formula where R1 and R2 are ...more ...less
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US20050069793A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050069793A1
Publication date: 2005-03-31
Application number: 10/670,483
Filing date: 2003-09-25
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer between 2 and 6, inclusive; R1 and R2 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; R3 and R4 are, independently, H, halogen, carboxyl, hydroxyl, thiol, cyano, nitro, aldehyde group, ketone group, an ether group, an ester group, a carbonyl group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 0 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups can be optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR5 group, a CHR6 group, or a CR7R8 group where R5, R6, R7, and R8 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; and Y is a bond, C, N, O, S, a branched or linear —(CH2)p— group where p is an integer between 0 and 10 and where one or more of the hydrogen atoms in the —(CH2)p— may be optionally removed to provide bond positions to enable n to have a higher value than 2, an aromatic group, a cycloalkyl group, a heterocyclic group, or a NR9 group where R9 is hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or aryl group Y comprises a bond, C, N, O, S, a branched or linear —(CH2)p— group where p is an integer between 0 and 10, an aromatic group, a cycloalkyl group, a heterocyclic group, or a NR9 group where R9 is hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or aryl group, wherein Y has a structure selected to form n bonds with the corresponding X groups; and (b) a charge generating compound. Corresponding electrophotographic apparatuses and imaging methods are described. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer ...more ...less
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US20050069796A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050069796A1
Publication date: 2005-03-31
Application number: 10/895,338
Filing date: 2004-07-21
Abstract: An arylamine compound represented by formula (1). Ar1 represents a phenyl group substitued by a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent heterocyclic group. Ar2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted arylene group. R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkoxy group, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group. R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group. R3 and R4 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, at least one of R3 and R4 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, and R3 and R4 may be bound to form a ring via a single bond or a divalent group. m represents an integral of from 0 to 4. An arylamine compound represented by formula (1). Ar1 represents a phenyl group substitued by a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent heterocyclic group. Ar2 represents a ...more ...less
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US20050069798A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050069798A1
Publication date: 2005-03-31
Application number: 10/670,943
Filing date: 2003-09-25
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer between 2 and 6, inclusive; R1 and R2 are, independently, H, halogen, carboxyl, hydroxyl, thiol, cyano, nitro, aldehyde group, ketone group, an ether group, an ester group, a carbonyl group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 0 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups can be optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR3 group, a CHR4 group, or a CR5R6 group where R3, R4, R5, and R6 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; Y comprises a bond, C, N, O, S, a branched or linear —(CH2)p— group where p is an integer between 0 and 10, an aromatic group, a cycloalkyl group, a heterocyclic group, or a NR7 group where R7 is hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or aryl group, wherein Y has a structure selected to form n bonds with the corresponding X groups; and Z is a fluorenylidene group; and (b) a charge generating compound. Corresponding electrophotographic apparatuses and imaging methods are described. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer ...more ...less
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US20050089780A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050089780A1
Publication date: 2005-04-28
Application number: 10/692,389
Filing date: 2003-10-23
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where R1, R2, R3, and R4 are, independently, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an acyl group; Y is an alkyl group, alkaryl group, or aryl group; X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where in is an integer between 1 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups is optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR3 group, a CHR4 group, or a CR5R6 group where R3, R4, R,5 and R6 are, independently, H, hydroxyl group, thiol group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; and E is an epoxy group; and (b) a charge generating compound. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where R1, R2, R3, and R4 ...more ...less
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US20050095519A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050095519A1
Publication date: 2005-05-05
Application number: 10/699,364
Filing date: 2003-10-31
Abstract: Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer between 2 and 6, inclusive; R1 and R2 are, independently, H, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, or an aryl group; X is a linking group having the formula —(CH2)m—, branched or linear, where m is an integer between 0 and 20, inclusive, and one or more of the methylene groups is optionally replaced by O, S, C═O, O═S═O, a heterocyclic group, an aromatic group, urethane, urea, an ester group, a NR3 group, a CHR4 group, or a CR5R6 group where R3, R4, R5, and R6 are, independently, H, hydroxyl group, thiol group, an alkyl group, an alkaryl group, a heterocyclic group, or an aryl group; Y comprises a bond, C, N, O, S, a branched or linear —(CH2)p— group where p is an integer between 0 and 10, an aromatic group, a cycloalkyl group, a heterocyclic group, or a NR7 group where R7 is hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, or aryl group, wherein Y has a multivalent structure selected to form n bonds with the corresponding X groups; and Z comprises a heterocyclic group selected from the group consisting of phenothiazine group, phenoxazine group, phenoxathiin group, dibenzo(1,4)dioxin group, thianthrene group, and phenazine group; and (b) a charge generating compound. Corresponding electrophotographic apparatuses and imaging methods are described. Improved organophotoreceptor comprises an electrically conductive substrate and a photoconductive element on the electrically conductive substrate, the photoconductive element comprising: (a) a charge transport material having the formula where n is an integer ...more ...less
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US20050084784A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050084784A1
Publication date: 2005-04-21
Application number: 10/982,547
Filing date: 2004-11-04
Abstract: An organophotoreceptor that includes: (a) a charge transport material having the formula wherein A is selected from heterocyclic groups, naphthyl group, (9H-fluoren-9-ylidene)benzyl group, alkylsulfonylphenyl, or stilbenyl, B is selected from hydrogen, alkyl group, and an aryl group, with the proviso that when A is naphthyl, B is naphthyl; or where R1 is selected from the group consisting of N-pyrrolyl, N-pyrazolyl, N-tetrazolyl, N-indolyl, N-carbazolyl, N-triazolyl, N-imidazolyl, N-benzimidazolyl, N-indazolyl, and N-benzotriazolyl group, and R3 is a 9-fluorenone group. (b) a charge generating compound; and (c) an electrically conductive substrate An organophotoreceptor that includes: (a) a charge transport material having the formula wherein A is selected from heterocyclic groups, naphthyl group, (9H-fluoren-9-ylidene)benzyl group, alkylsulfonylphenyl, or stilbenyl, B is selected from hydrogen, alkyl ...more ...less
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US20050100805A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050100805A1
Publication date: 2005-05-12
Application number: 10/649,679
Filing date: 2003-08-28
Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member is provided having a support and a photosensitive layer provided on the support and containing at least one kind of charge-transporting material which has a specific structure with a molecular weight of from 1,500 to 4,000, and is held in a proportion of from 90% by weight to 100% by weight based on the total weight of the charge-transporting material. An electrophotographic photosensitive member is provided having a support and a photosensitive layer provided on the support and containing at least one kind of charge-transporting material which has a specific structure with a molecular weight of from 1,500 to 4,000, and is ...more ...less
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US20050112487A1
Publication/Patent Number: US20050112487A1
Publication date: 2005-05-26
Application number: 10/981,713
Filing date: 2004-11-05
Abstract: Providing an electrophotographic photoconductor comprising a conductive support and a photoconductive layer disposed on the photoconductive support; wherein the photoconductive layer contains an azo compound expressed by a general formula <<1>>. ArN═N—Cp)n   general formula <<1>> (in the general formula <<1>>, Ar expresses one of a substituted or non-substituted aromatic carbon hydride group and heterocyclic ring aromatic series group which can be combined by way of a bond group; Cp expresses a coupler residual group; n expresses an integer of one of 1, 2, 3, and 4; at least one of the Cp is a coupler residual group selected from one of the following general formulae <<2>>, <<3>>, and <<4>>.) Providing an electrophotographic photoconductor comprising a conductive support and a photoconductive layer disposed on the photoconductive support; wherein the photoconductive layer contains an azo compound expressed by a general formula <<1>> ...more ...less