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ELECTROLUMINESCENT LAMP CLEANER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025185D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Some electrostatographic reproducing devices use an electroluminescent lamp in the developer housing to discharge the photoreceptor between documents or in the reduction mode of operation so that the potential is not developed out with additional toner material being consumed. This lamp gets dirty with toner being collected on its surface and its discharge efficiency is subsequently impared. The figure illustrates a manner in which the lamp may be cleaned by translating a wiping mechanism such as a brush along the length of the electroluminescent lamp to remove the toner. The figure is a bottom view of an electroluminescent lamp 10 having a wiper mechanism comprising a plurality of small wiping brushes 12 attached to a mechanism to translate them backward and forward along the lamp surface. In many electrostatographic copying machines, the imaging drum cleaner comprises a translating blade mechanism which can be linked to the wiper mechanism described above.

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(EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ELECTROLUMINESCENT LAMP CLEANER Proposed Classification Daniel J. J. Velasco U.S. Cl. 355/8

Int. C1. G03g 15/28

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Some electrostatographic reproducing devices use an electroluminescent lamp in the developer housing to discharge the photoreceptor between documents or in the reduction mode of operation so that the potential is not developed out with additional toner material being consumed. This lamp gets dirty with toner being collected on its surface and its discharge efficiency is subsequently impared. The figure illustrates a manner in which the lamp may be cleaned by translating a wiping mechanism such as a brush along the length of the electroluminescent lamp to remove the toner. The figure is a bottom view of an electroluminescent lamp 10 having a wiper mechanism comprising a plurality of small wiping brushes 12 attached to a mechanism to translate them backward and forward along the lamp surface. In many electrostatographic copying machines, the imaging drum cleaner comprises a translating blade mechanism which can be linked to the wiper mechanism described above.

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     XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 8 Number 6 November/December 1983

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