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RELEASE AGENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR A FUSER ROLL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025103D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This disclosure relates to release agent management (RAM) systems for applying liquid release agent material such as silicone oil to the surface of a fuser roll used for fusing toner images. As disclosed in the figure, the RAM system 10 comprises a wick element 12 sandwiched between a pair of Viton (trademark of E. I. duPont) members 14. One end of the structure 10 is immersed in a bath of silicone oil 16 while the other end contacts the surface of a fuser roll 18. While the structure 10 is used in the foregoing manner, identical structures are suitable for cleaning the fuser roll and metering the oil to the proper thickness on the roll. To this end, a cleaning member 20 is positioned upstream of the structure 10 and metering member 22 is positioned downstream thereof.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RELEASE AGENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Proposed FOR A FUSER ROLL Classification

                                U.S. Cl. 355/3FU Scott D. Reynolds Int. Cl. G03g 15/00

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This disclosure relates to release agent management (RAM) systems for applying liquid release agent material such as silicone oil to the surface of a fuser roll used for fusing toner images.

As disclosed in the figure, the RAM system 10 comprises a wick element 12 sandwiched between a pair of Viton (trademark of E. I. duPont) members 14. One end of the structure 10 is immersed in a bath of silicone oil 16 while the other end contacts the surface of a fuser roll 18. While the structure 10 is used in the foregoing manner, identical structures are suitable for cleaning the fuser roll and metering the oil to the proper thickness on the roll. To this end, a cleaning member 20 is positioned upstream of the structure 10 and metering member 22 is positioned downstream thereof.

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  XEROX DISCLOSU.RE JOURNAL Volume 8 Number 4 July/August 1983

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