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IMPROVED DEEP PILE FABRIC CLEANING SYSTEM FOR ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023866D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 244K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

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IMPROVED DEEP PILE FABRIC CLEANING SYSTEM

To c'ean a photoreceptor of toner in a xerographic reproduction machine, an

apparatus using a web of fabric is employed, the fabric having a pile height sirnUar to the pile height of conventional cleaning brushes used in xerographic reproduction machines~ The web 10 is mounted on support rollers 12 and a drive roller 14 for relative motion with respect to the photoreceptor 16~ Instead of using a conven-~

ttonal flicker bar, toner is removed from the web by a multi-cam cylinder 18 which beats upon the backing of the web, thus causing it to vibrate~ As compared to a conventional cleaning brush, this arrangement has the added advantage of

increasing the surface area cleaned; in addition, where desired, it avoids triboelectrically charging the pile of the web since the pile is not contacted by a

flicker barS The loosened toner is then removed by a conduit 20 which is connected to a source of vacuum.

                  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL 110 Volume 4 Number 1 january/February 1979

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