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ROTATING WICK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025468D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A cylindrical rotating wick (1) for supplying release oil to the fuser roll (2) of a roll fuser system ( 3 ) (See Figure 1) has a layer (4) of wick material provided on the outside of a perforated, e.g., aluminum, tube (5). The tube (5) is mounted for rotation via drive shaft (8) around a co-axial oil feed manifold (6) having outlet apertures (7) along its length as shown in Figure 2. The wick, which is suitably rotated at about 1 rpm, provides not only a smaller initial oil pool than a stationary wick because of its small contact area, but also an increased potential oil supply rate.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ROTATING WICK
D. J. Lawson
P. R. Wicks

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

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Volume 10 Number 4 July/August 1985 217

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ROTATING WICK (Cont'd)

A cylindrical rotating wick (1) for supplying release oil to the fuser roll (2) of a roll fuser system (3) (See Figure 1) has a layer (4) of wick material provided on the outside of a perforated, e.g., aluminum, tube (5). The tube (5) is mounted for rotation via drive shaft (8) around a co-axial oil feed manifold (6) having outlet apertures (7) along its length as shown in Figure 2. The wick, which is suitably rotated at about 1 rpm, provides not only a smaller initial oil pool than a stationary wick because of its small contact area, but also an increased potential oil supply rate.

XEROX 218 DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 10 Nurnber 4 July/August 1985

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