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RELEASE AGENT APPLICATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024846D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This disclosure relates to a release agent applicator 10 for applying a release agent such as a silicone oil to a fuser roll 12. The applicator 10 comprises a wick holder 14 fabricated from a rigid material such as aluminum. The holder has an oil conveying manifold 16 communicating with an oil inlet tube 18. A top surface 19 of the wick holder is provided with a plurality of apertures 20 which are spaced along the longitudinal axis of the wick holder. A pair of members 22 are adhered to the top surface 19 to form a channel or slot 24 into which silicone oil is introduced via the apertures 20. The oil is distributed along the lower surface of a supply wick 26 via the slot 24. Ultimately, the oil is conveyed by means of surface tension through the supply wick to a cover wick 28 and then to the surface of the fuser roll 12.

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(EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RELEASE AGENT APPLICATOR John R. Field
Haribhajan S. Kocher

Volume 7 Number 3 May/June 1982

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 355/3 FU Int. C1. G03g 15/00

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RELEASE AGENT APPLICATOR (Cont'd)

This disclosure relates to a release agent applicator 10 for applying a release agent such as a silicone oil to a fuser roll 12.

The applicator 10 comprises a wick holder 14 fabricated from a rigid material such as aluminum. The holder has an oil conveying manifold 16 communicating with an oil inlet tube 18. A top surface 19 of the wick holder is provided with a plurality of apertures 20 which are spaced along the longitudinal axis of the wick holder. A pair of members 22 are adhered to the top surface 19 to form a channel or slot 24 into which silicone oil is introduced via the apertures 20. The oil is distributed along the lower surface of a supply wick 26 via the slot 24. Ultimately, the oil is conveyed by means of surface tension through the supply wick to a cover wick 28 and then to the surface of the fuser roll 12.

The slot as viewed from the top may have various configurations, for example, it may be rectangular or it may be tapered in order to allow for axial (i.e., along the axis of the fuser roll) variation of oil feeding.

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 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 7 Number 3 May/June 1982

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