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REPRODUCING APPARATUS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024446D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A reproducing apparatus including an image support surface such as a rotatable drum upon which an image may be formed and subsequently transferred to paper is provided with a cleaner housing that restricts the entry of a sheet of paper into it and thereby minimizes fouling of the cleaner housing and unscheduled machine maintenance. In the figure, the cleaning housing 10 includes a cleaning blade 12 in wiping contact with rotatable image support drum 14 to clean the drum of residual toner material after transfer of the toner image to paper. Within the housing 10 the cleaning blade 12 and the restrictor guide member 16 are mounted on the same mounting 18 which pivots about axis 22 to force the blade in contact with the drum

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

REPRODUCING APPARATUS Donald J. Weikel, Jr.

John S. Bernhard

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

A reproducing apparatus including an image support surface such as a rotatable drum upon which an image may be formed and subsequently transferred to paper is provided with a cleaner housing that restricts the entry of a sheet of paper into it and thereby minimizes fouling of the cleaner housing and unscheduled machine maintenance. In the figure, the cleaning housing 10 includes a cleaning blade 12 in wiping contact with rotatable image support drum 14 to clean the drum of residual toner material after transfer of the toner image to paper. Within the housing 10 the cleaning blade 12 and the restrictor guide member 16 are mounted on the same mounting 18 which pivots about axis 22 to force the blade in contact with the drum


14.

Following transfer of the toner image to paper assisted by transfer corotron 24 and despite detacking of the sheet from a drum by detack corotron 26, a sheet of paper 28 may remain tacked to the drum and enter the cleaner housing 10. When this happens, the foward motion of the sheet is intercepted by the cleaning blade 12

Volume 5 Number 4 July/August 1980

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