Chester Floyd Carlson - Inventor of Xerography

Inventor of Xerography

Chester F. Carlson, 1906-1968

Biographical information

"Chester F. Carlson, Inventor of Xerography - A biography," A. Dinsdale, Photographic Science and Engineering, vol. 7, 1963, p. 1-4. (Reprinted with permission of The Society for Imaging Science and Technology sole copyright owners of The Journal of Photographic Science and Engineering.)



Bibliography of publications about Chester F. Carlson

"Xerography inventor is honored," New York Times, May 5, 1965, p. 35.
"The man who started it all," Newsweek, v.257, November 8, 1965, p. 86.
Owen, David. "Copies in seconds," The Atlantic Monthly, v.66, February 1986, p. 64.
Obituary, New York Times, September 20, 1968, p. 47.
Obituary, Newsweek, v.72, September 30, 1968, p. 115.
Obituary, Time, v.92, September 27, 1968, p. 92.
Obituaries from The Times, 1961-1970. Reading, England: Newspaper Archive Developments Limited, 1975, p. 123.
Aaseng, Nathan. Twentieth-century inventors. New York: Facts on File, 1991.
Carlson, Chester F. The invention and development of Xerox copying (an edited typescript of a tape recorded interview of Mr. Carlson by Professor Ermenc. The interview took place in New York City on December 16, 1965).
Carlson, Chester F. Papers. 71 microfilm reels, microfilm of ms. collection in the New York Public Library.
Chester Carlson: his life and his work. Webster, NY: [Xerox Corp.] Webster Research Center, 1985. VHS videocassette.
Dessauer, John H. My Years with Xerox: the billions nobody wanted. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1971.
Dictionary of American biography, supplement 8, 1966-1970. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1988, p. 70.
Encyclopedia of parapsychology and psychical research, by Arthur S. Berger and Joyce Berger. New York: Paragon House, 1991, p. 61.
Encyclopedia of world biography, 20th century supplement, vol. 13. Palatine, Illinois: Jack Heraty & Associates, 1987-8, p. 257.
Flatow, Ira. They all laughed. New York: Harper-Collins, 1992, p. 111.
Golembeski, Dean J. "Struggling to become an inventor," Great inventions that changed the world (supplement to Invention & Technology Magazine), Forbes, Inc., 1997, p.40.
ICP (International Center of Photography) encyclopedia of photography. New York: Crown Publishers, 1984, p. 99.
Lecture forum honoring the memory of Chester F. Carlson. American Society for Psychical Research, Proceedings, v.28, 1969.
10-22-38 Astoria: the Chester Carlson story. Lexington, MA: Xerox Corp., 1987. VHS videocassette.
Trailblazers of invention. Niles, Ill.: United Learning, 1974. 5 filmstrips.
Webster's American biographies, edited by Charles Van Doren. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam co., 1974, p.177.
Who did what, the lives and achievements of the 5,000 men and women -- leaders of nations, saints and sinners, artists and scientists -- who shaped our world. Edited by Gerald Howat. New York: Crown Publishers, 1974.

The Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education


Patents by Chester F. Carlson

U.S. Patent 2,221,776 (11.19.40), Electron photography
U.S. Patent 2,277,013 (3.17.42), Electric recording and transmission of pictures
U.S. Patent 2,297,691 (10.06.42), Electrophotography
U.S. Patent 2,357,809 (9.12.44), Electra-photographic apparatus
U.S. Patent 2,374,979 (5.1.45), Welding electrode holder
U.S. Patent 2,391,457 (12.25.45), Spark plug electrode construction
U.S. Patent 2,540,863 (2.6.51), Slide wire permeability tuner
U.S. Patent 2,551,582 (5.08.51), Method of printing and developing solvent images
U.S. Patent 2,583,546 (1.29.52), Electrophotographic recording
U.S. Patent 2,588,699 (3.11.52), Electrophotographic apparatus
U.S. Patent 2,599,542 (6.10.52), Electrophotographic plate
U.S. Patent 2,624,652 (1.06.53), Graphic recording
U.S. Patent 2,681,473 (6.22.54), Manufacture of plaques and the like
U.S. Patent 2,690,394 (9.28.54), Improvements in electrophotography
U.S. Patent 2,701,764 (2.8.55), Electrophotographic apparatus and methods
U.S. Patent 2,761,416 (9.04.56), Development mechanism for electrostatic images
U.S. Patent 2,815,734 (12.10.57), Method of developing xerographic images and apparatus
U.S. Patent 2,830,114 (4.08.58), Transmission of electrostatic recordings
U.S. Patent 2,842,456 (7.8.58), Improved powder cloud xerographic image
U.S. Patent 2,862,472 (12.02.58), Electrostatic image development apparatus
U.S. Patent 2,876,737 (3.10.59), Electrostatic image development
U.S. Patent 2,918,900 (12.29.59), Apparatus for xerographic development
U.S. Patent 2,922,230 (1.26.60), Xerographic powder fixing apparatus
U.S. Patent 2,928,575 (3.15.60), Electrostatic image development
U.S. Patent 2,940,934 (6.14.60), Electrostatic developer composition and method therefor
U.S. Patent 2,955,052 (10.4.60), Xerographic relief image production and use
U.S. Patent 2,982,647 (5.2.61), Electrostatic image reproduction
U.S. Patent 2,990,278 (6.27.61), Method and apparatus for transferring and fixing xerographic images
U.S. Patent 3,015,304 (1.2.62), Electrostatic image reproduction
U.S. Patent 3,078,589 (2.26.63), Xerographic fusing apparatus
U.S. Patent 3,083,684 (4.2.63), Porous ditto master tackifier
U.S. Patent 3,120,790 (2.11.64), Xerographic exposure apparatus
U.S. Patent 3,140,159 (7.7.64), Xerographic fusing apparatus
U.S. Patent 3,140,160 (7.7.64), Xerographic fusing apparatus
U.S. Patent 3,146,385 (8.25.64), Xerographic plate charging method and apparatus
U.S. Patent 3,147,147 (9.1.64), Xerographic development electrode
U.S. Patent 3,182,591 (5.11.65), Image forming apparatus and method
U.S. Patent 3,199,223 (8.10.65), Xerographic fusing apparatus
U.S. Patent 3,257,222 (6.21.66), Recording
U.S. Patent 3,374,769 (3.26.68), Toner fusing apparatus
U.S. Patent 3,506,347 (4.14.70), Duplex xerographic reproduction apparatus

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