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ELASTOMERIC STRIPPER FINGERS FOR SOFT ROLL FUSING SYSTEMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025056D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This disclosure relates to roll fusers and, more particularly, to structure for stripping copy sheets from a soft fuser roll. Heretofore, stripping from soft fuser rolls has been accomplished by air strippers or hard plastic stripper fingers, the latter of which can shorten the life of the soft fuser roll either due to wear or gouging of the elastomeric material from which the soft roll is fabricated. It has been discovered that problems of this nature can be minimized by fabricating soft roll stripper fingers from an elastomeric material, for example, silicone rubber. The entire finger can consist of the elastomeric material or only the tip thereof with the base of the finger being fabricated from metal or plastic such that it is more rigid than the tip.

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(EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ELASTOMERIC STRIPPER FINGERS FOR SOFT ROLL FUSING SYSTEMS
Wayne D. Fox

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

This disclosure relates to roll fusers and, more particularly, to structure for stripping copy sheets from a soft fuser roll. Heretofore, stripping from soft fuser rolls has been accomplished by air strippers or hard plastic stripper fingers, the latter of which can shorten the life of the soft fuser roll either due to wear or gouging of the elastomeric material from which the soft roll is fabricated. It has been discovered that problems of this nature can be minimized by fabricating soft roll stripper fingers from an elastomeric material, for example, silicone rubber. The entire finger can consist of the elastomeric material or only the tip thereof with the base of the finger being fabricated from metal or plastic such that it is more rigid than the tip.

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 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 8 Number 3 May/June 1983

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