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BREAK-AWAY STRIPPER FINGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023917D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 232K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This disclosure relates to a roll fuser 10 for fixing toner images to copy substrates. More particularly, it relates to a stripper mechanism 12 for insuring removal of the substrates from a fuser roll 13 or a pressure roll and subsequent guiding of the substrates along a predetermined path of travel. The mechanism 12 comprises one or more fingers 14 supported between a pair of shafts 16. Each finger is provided with detents 18 for receiving spring-loadedballs 20 carried by the shafts. The ball and detent arrangement for supporting the fingers enables the fingers to break away from the fuser roll when the stripping force exceeds a predetermined level, thus minimizing the chance of fuser or pressure roll damage due to misstrips.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BREAK~AWAYSTRIPPER FINGERS Proposed Classification

U.S. Cl. 271/225 Tnt. Cl. B65h 5/00

This disclosure relates to a roll fuser 10 for fixing toner images to copy substrates. More particularly, it relates to a stripper mechanism 12 for insuring removal of the substrates from a fuser roll 13 or a pressure roll and subsequent guiding of the substrates along a predetermined path of travel. The mechanism 12 comprises one or more fingers 14 supported between a pair of shafts 16. Each finger is provided with detents 18 for receiving spring~loadedballs 20 carried by the shafts. The ball and detent arrangement for supporting the fingers enables the fingers to break away from the fuser roll when the stripping force exceeds a predetermined level, thus minimizing the chance of fuser or pressure roll damage due to misstrips.

Volume 4 Number 2 March/April 1979 211

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