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CLEANER FOR LIQUID DEVELOPER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025511D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In electrostatographic imaging processes employing liquid development systems, difficulties are frequently experienced in that the liquid may leak from various operational stations in such a system. The figure schematically illustrates a cleaner subsystem for use in such a liquid development system. In the figure, a photoconductive imaging belt 10 is driven around transport rolls 12 and 14 in the direction of the arrow. The cleaner housing is located at the bottom of the belt to take advantage of gravity flow by the liquid developer. Cleaner housing 16 includes a microspheres foam absorbent pad 18 in contact with the belt to wipe the belt of residual developer remaining on the belt after the developed image has been transferred to a copy sheet. The cleaner housing also includes a much larger microspheres foam absorbent pad 20 at the bottom of the cleaner housing to ensure that any liquid developer will be absorbed and not spill upon a customer's removal of the cleaner housing. Finally, a cleaning blade 22 is provided to clean any remaining liquid developer on the imaging belt.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CLEANER FOR LIQUID DEVELOPER Edwin R. Monkelbaan
Joseph Fantuzzo

Proposed Classification
U.S. Cl. 355/15 Int. CI. G03g 21/00

In electrostatographic imaging processes employing liquid development systems, difficulties are frequently experienced in that the liquid may leak from various operational stations in such a system. The figure schematically illustrates a cleaner subsystem for use in such a liquid development system. In the figure, a photoconductive imaging belt 10 is driven around transport rolls 12 and 14 in the direction of the arrow. The cleaner housing is located at the bottom of the belt to take advantage of gravity flow by the liquid developer. Cleaner housing 16 includes a microspheres foam absorbent pad 18 in contact with the belt to wipe the belt of residual developer remaining on the belt after the developed image has been transferred to a copy sheet. The cleaner housing also includes a much larger microspheres foam absorbent pad 20 at the bottom of the cleaner housing to ensure that any liquid developer will be absorbed and not spill upon a customer's removal of the cleaner housing. Finally, a cleaning blade 22 is provided to clean any remaining liquid developer on the imaging belt.

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XEROX 30 8 DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 10 Number 5 September/October 1985

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