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IMPROVED CLEANING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023865D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 209K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This concept relates to an ultrasonic cleaning system for a xerographic reproduc-tion machine which can be positioned substantially anywhere around a photoreceptor (drum or belt), This arrangement permits more flexibility in machine design. More specifically, the system includes a receptacle 10 containing cleaning liquid 12, An ultrasonic vibrator 14 vibrates the cleaning liquid to promote removal of toner from the photoreceptor 16. Members 18 in direct

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

IMPROVED CLEANING SYSTEM Peter H. Kondo

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Proposed Classification
U.S. Cl. 3~5/15 mt. Cl. G03g 21/00

This concept relates to an ultrasonic cleaning system for a xerographic reproduc- tion machine which can be positioned substantially anywhere around a

photoreceptor (drum or belt), This arrangement permits more flexibility in machine design. More specifically, the system includes a receptacle 10 containing cleaning liquid 12, An ultrasonic vibrator 14 vibrates the cleaning liquid to promote removal of toner from the photoreceptor 16. Members 18 in direct

contact with the photoreceptor simultaneously act as seals to prevent leakage of the cleaning liquid and scrub toner from the photoreceptor. Depending upon the direction of rotation of the photoreceptor 16, a trough or tray would be provided for the ~upstream~ member 18 (serving as a residual or back-up scrubber) to collect the toner removed from the photoreceptor by this member. Toner removed by the other or "downstream" member 18 is, of course, deposited in the cleaning liquid 12, Members 18 may be made from any suitable material such as rubber, polyurethane,

neoprene, etc. and may be in the form of either a blade or a pad.

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Volume 4 Number 1 3anuary/February 1979 107

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