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RUBBER-COATED FLICKER BAR FOR XEROGRAPHIC CLEANING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024331D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A flicker bar in a xerographic cleaning system is used for exactly what its name indicates; i.e., to flick toner particles off of a rotating brush, the brush having just removed the toner particles from a photoreceptor. It is believed that in many of such cleaning systems the force of a toner-carrying fiber striking a metal flicker bar fractures toner particles, freeing carbon which the brush fiber returns to the photoreceptor to cause low-image densities.

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(EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RUBBER-COATED FLICKER BAR FOR XEROGRAPHIC CLEANING SYSTEM
A. T. LaFrance Richard L. Carlston

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 355/15 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

A flicker bar in a xerographic cleaning system is used for exactly what its name indicates; i.e., to flick toner particles off of a rotating brush, the brush having just removed the toner particles from a photoreceptor. It is believed that in many of such cleaning systems the force of a toner-carrying fiber striking a metal flicker bar fractures toner particles, freeing carbon which the brush fiber returns to the photoreceptor to cause low-image densities.

To overcome this problem, it is suggested that a rubber-coated flicker bar be used to reduce this force between the brush fibers and the flicker bar. This also allows for the addition of various fibers and overcoats to control the triboelectric characteristics of a bar.

Volume 5 Number 2 March/April 1980 203

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 5 Number 2 March/April 1980

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