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COMBINED PNEUMATIC CLEANING AND STRIPPING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023703D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 216K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An integral toner cleaning and copy sheet stripping system for a copier, Pneumatic (air cushion supported) stripper fingers are taught, for example, in U.S. Patents 3,804,401, 3,837,640 and 3,891,206 assigned to Xerox Corporation0 A disadvantage of such stripper systems is the additional manufacturing expense of a separate stripper mechanism, its pneumatic supply and control, etc.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COMBINED PNEUMATIC CLEANING AND Proposed Classification
STRIPPING U.S. Cl, 355/15
Paul F. Morgan Int, Cl. G03g 21/00

An integral toner cleaning and copy sheet stripping system for
a copier,

Pneumatic (air cushion supported) stripper fingers are taught,
for example, in U.S. Patents 3,804,401, 3,837,640 and
3,891,206 assigned to Xerox Corporation

                          0 A disadvantage of
such stripper systems is the additional manufacturing expense
of a separate stripper mechanism, its pneumatic supply and
control, etc.

U.S. Patent 4,026,701, assigned to Xerox Corporation, teaches
air jet cleaning of toner from a photoreceptor, including the
teaching of an air~bearing support for the cleaning member.

It is proposed here that an air jet cleaning member, as
disclosed in U.S. Patent 4,026,701 or the like, be provided
with an upstream sheet stripping edge or lip like that of the
above~cited air-bearing strippers to provide, in a single
combined unit, with a single common air bearing, both
stripping of copy sheets and removal of residual toner from
the imaging surface, in the same space.

Volume 3 Number 6 November/December 1978 435

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                 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL
436 Volume 3 Number 6 November/December 1978

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