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ROLL FUSER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022920D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 217K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Fuser apparatus for fixing toner images 42 to substrates comprising a heated fuser roll structure 16 and a backup roll structure 18 forming a nip through which the substrates pass with the toner images contacting the heated fuser roll struc~ ture to thereby soften the toner images. A cleaning structure

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ROLL FUSER R, R, Thettu

Proposed Classification
tLS. Cl. 432/60
mt. Cl, F27b 9/28

Fuser apparatus for fixing toner images 42 to substrates
comprising a heated fuser roll structure 16 and a backup roll
structure 18 forming a nip through which the substrates pass
with the toner images contacting the heated fuser roll struc~
ture to thereby soften the toner images. A cleaning structure

50 for removing toner offset to said fuser roll structure com~
prises a plurality of flexible fingers 54 supported for wiping
contact with the fuser roll structure. Spaces 56 between the
fingers serve as areas for collecting the toner to prevent the
toner from being re~applied to the fuser rolL The cleaning
structure contacts areas of the fuser roll prior to such areas
being contacted by a wick 45 employed for applying offset
preventing liquid to the fuser roll, such positioning of the
cleaning structure 50 being to prolong the life of the wick,

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90 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 1 Number 4 April 1976

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