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CLEANING ARRANGEMENT FOR LIQUID DEVELOPMENT ELECTROSTATOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024580D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A liquid development electrostatographic imaging apparatus includes a photo-conductor surface 10 arranged for cyclic movements through a succession of processing stations. These include an electrostatic charging device 11 and an exposure device 12 which together form an electrostatic latent image on the surface 10. The latent image is developed with liquid developer by developer applicator 13, and the developer image is transferred to paper 14 which passes between surface 10 and roller 15.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CLEANING ARRANGEMENT FOR LIQUID DEVELOPMENT ELECTROSTATOGRAPHIC US. C1. 355/15 IMAGING APPARATUS
D. M.) Newbury

Proposed Classification

Int. Cl. G03g 21/00

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A liquid development electrostatographic imaging apparatus includes a photo- conductor surface 10 arranged for cyclic movements through a succession of processing stations. These include an electrostatic charging device 11 and an exposure device 12 which together form an electrostatic latent image on the surface 10. The latent image is developed with liquid developer by developer applicator 13, and the developer image is transferred to paper 14 which passes between surface 10 and roller 15.

At cleaning station 16, developer liquid is applied by roller 17 which runs out of contact with surface 10. A standard cleaning blade 22 then cleans the surface 10.

Thus instead of carrying residual developer liquid in image configuration after transfer, the surface 10 is given a uniform coating of developer liquid prior to cleaning providing more effective cleaning. Further, the use of the same liquid for cleaning as for development obviates the need for additional consumables.

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