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FLOATING FINGER PUFFER PAPER STRIPPER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022743D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 313K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A stripping arrangement for removing a toner imaged sheet from a xerographic drum to a transport is shown in Fig. 1, and an exploded view of the stripping arrangement is shown in Fig. 2, As may be seen, a curved finger having a stripping tip is mounted radially, with respect to the drum, on a nickel

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FLOATING FINGER/PUFFER PAPER
STRIPPER
I. Hawkes

Proposed Classification
U.S. Cl~ 271/3
Int. Cl. B65h 5/22

DRUM

  PADS CURVED FINGER

NICKEL BELLOWS

BELLOWS MOUNT

~ACK HEAD

A stripping arrangement for removing a toner imaged sheet
from a xerographic drum to a transport is shown in Fig. 1,
and an exploded view of the stripping arrangement is shown
in Fig. 2,

As may be seen, a curved finger having a stripping tip is
mounted radially, with respect to the drum, on a nickel

CROSS BAR

MOUNTING

BRACKET

BAR

TO PUFFER

SOLENOID

FLOATING FINGER

FIG. /

STRIPPING TIP AIR HOLES

FIXED FINGER

MOUNTING BAR

FiG, 2

Volume 1 Nunther 1 January 1976 85

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FLOATING FINGER/PUFFER PAPER STRIPPER (Cont'd)

bellows such that pressurized air applied to the bellows
extends the shoe into proximity with the drum surface. More
specifically, air is ported from the bellows into four sepa~
rate air pockets on the underside of the curved finger to
form a cushion of air between the finger and drum, and the
cushion balances the thrust provided by the air in the bel-
lows to keep the curved finger near the drum. The bellows
and the curved finger are contained in a rigid housing,
firmly clamped to a crossbar straddling a transport. Fixed
fingers extend toward the drum surface from the housing and
straddle the stripping tip. Holes in the fixed finger corn-
municate with a manifold connected to a puffer solenoid such
that when the solenoid...