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CLEANING APPARATUS FOR ROLL FUSER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023109D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 302K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A contact fuser assembly 15 for use in electrostatic reproducing apparatus, said assembly including a heated fuser roll structure 30 cooperating with a backup roll 38 to form a nip 40 through which copy sheets or sub~ strate material 42 having toner images 44 thereon move with the toner images contacting the heated fuser roll structures The fuser assembly is characterized by the provision of a cleaning arrangement comprising a roll 54 having a tacky surface 56 which is adapted to con-~ tact the fuser roll structure to thereby remove toner and other contaminants therefrom with subsecuent

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CLEANING APPARATtJS FOR ROLL FtJSER
Raghulinga R, Thettu

Proposed Classification
U.S~ Cl~ 432/59 Into C1~ F27b 9/28

A contact fuser assembly 15 for use in electrostatic
reproducing apparatus, said assembly including a heated
fuser roll structure 30 cooperating with a backup roll
38 to form a nip 40 through which copy sheets or sub~ strate material 42 having toner images 44 thereon move
with the toner images contacting the heated fuser roll
structures The fuser assembly is characterized by the
provision of a cleaning arrangement comprising a roll
54 having a tacky surface 56 which is adapted to con-~
tact the fuser roll structure to thereby remove toner
and other contaminants therefrom with subsecuent

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CLEANING APPARATUS FOR ROLL FUSER (Cont~d)

embedding of the contaminants in the tacky surfaces The
cleaning arrangement is further characterized by the pro~
vision of means 60, 66 for maintaining the effectiveness
of the cleaning arrangements The means 60 comprises a
roll which contacts the roll 54 and effects mixing of
the contaminants and the tacky surface thereof and also
supplies additional tacky material thereto~ The roll 66
is provided for smoothing the si,irface of the roll 60 to
prevent damage to the roll 54,

78 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 1 Numbers 9/10 September/October 1976

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