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FIBER OPTIC CLEANING BRUSH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022993D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 209K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Where the discharging of electrostatic drum images is done by a light source 2 placed inside the transparent core 1 of a brush 3 which removes residual toner, the light trans~ mission is limited to the areas of the brush core lying between the brush bristles, since the bristles are essen~- tially opaque.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FIBER OPTIC CLEANING BRUSH
ProposedLeon A. TeuscherU.S.Cl,
mt. Cl.

Classification
3 55/15
G03g 21/00

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Where the discharging of electrostatic drum images is done
by a light source 2 placed inside the transparent core 1
of a brush 3 which removes residual toner, the light trans~
mission is limited to the areas of the brush core lying
between the brush bristles, since the bristles are essen~-
tially opaque.

To increase the light transmission from a given light
source, and hence the efficiency of the erase light, it is
proposed that the bristles 3 be made of light conductive
materials, such as plastics, glass, overcoated glass, etc.

If desired, a combination of conventional fibers and light
conductive fibers can be used to obtain appropriate brush
cleaning parameters. The conventional fibers may be made
longer than the light conductive ones to reduce photo~
receptor abrasion.

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88 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 1 Number 6 June 1976

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