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REMOVABLE CLEANER HOUSING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025146D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In some automatic reproducing machines it is desirable to have a photoreceptor cleaner assembly or housing which can be rapidly installed and removed thereby simplifying both the manufacturability and field service maintainability. The figure illustrates a device in which this can be readily accomplished. Essentially a self contained cleaner housing 10 is slidably mounted on a fixed key 12 in the main machine frame. The cleaner housing which pivots about shaft 32 has a doctor blade 16 for cleaning contact with the drum 18. A counter weight 24 urges the cleaning blade into contact with the photoreceptor drum 18. The cleaner housing is held down by gravity and a clip (not shown) and located sideways by keyways on both ends of the housing and keys in the main machine frame. The line of reaction force pushes the cleaner housing against the key of the main machine frame. Due to the location and length of the keys the housing is very stable when absorbinq the reaction force. The key may have either straight or tapered sides.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

REMOVABLE CLEANER HOUSING Proposed Classification Alan F. McCarroll U.S. C1. 355/15

Int. CI. G03g 21/00

OF REACTION

In some automatic reproducing machines it is desirable to have a photoreceptor cleaner assembly or housing which can be rapidly installed and removed thereby simplifying both the manufacturability and field service maintainability. The figure illustrates a device in which this can be readily accomplished. Essentially a self contained cleaner housing 10 is slidably mounted on a fixed key 12 in the main machine frame. The cleaner housing which pivots about shaft 32 has a doctor blade 16 for cleaning contact with the drum 18. A counter weight 24 urges the cleaning blade into contact with the photoreceptor drum 18. The cleaner housing is held down by gravity and a clip (not shown) and located sideways by keyways on both ends of the housing and keys in the main machine frame. The line of reaction force pushes the cleaner housing against the key of the main machine frame. Due to the location and length of the keys the housing is very stable when absorbinq the reaction force. The key may have either straight or tapered sides.

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