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SMALL XEROGRAPHIC COPIER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024274D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a desktop xerographic copier consisting of a front module 5 and a rear module 6. The front module 5 contains the platen glass 7, operator controls 8, toner supply cartridge 9, exposure lamp, together with power supplies and main drive motor. The rear module 6 contains the xerographic subsystems, including the photoreceptor drum 12, corotrons, developer/cleaner assembly 14, fuser 15, paper supply 16, overchute slot 17 and copy catch tray 18.

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(EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SMALL XEROGRAPHIC COPIER Russell Harvey
Jake Patla
Paul Steibitz

Proposed Classification
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SMALL XEROGRAPHIC COPIER (Cont'd)

Disclosed is a desktop xerographic copier consisting of a front module 5 and a rear module 6. The front module 5 contains the platen glass 7, operator controls 8, toner supply cartridge 9, exposure lamp, together with power supplies and main drive motor. The rear module 6 contains the xerographic subsystems, including the photoreceptor drum 12, corotrons, developer/cleaner assembly 14, fuser 15, paper supply 16, overchute slot 17 and copy catch tray 18.

A key parameter of this design lies in the fact that the photoreceptor drum 12 is above and adjacent to the platen glass 7 thereby simplifying drive connections and permitting a single motor to serve as the motive force for the various components. Further, the design permits a single fan to be used as both a source of vacuum and cooling air with heat drawn off of the exposure lamp directed onto paper supply 16 to facilitate the feeding of copy sheets.

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