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SCOROTRON CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL BIAS CLIP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025567D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Scorotrons for charging the photoreceptor of a xerographic type copier require an electrical connector for the charge wire itself as well as an additional connector to supply bias to the scorotron screen. Heretofore, two separate connectors were used with the electrical connection to the scorotron charge wire being a push-on type connection, while the electrical connection to the screen was through a screw that also doubled as an attachment for the scorotron end blocks. However, recent scorotron designs have avoided the need to use screws to attach the scorotron end blocks and in that situation, in order to provide the necessary electrical connection far biasing the scorotron screen, a separate screw fitting is now required. The result IS an additional part which IS loose, and the need to tighten and loosen the screw when installing or servicing the scorotron.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SCOROTRON CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL BIAS CLIP
Gary
A. Nobles

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Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 355/3CH

Int. Cl. GO3g 15/00

F/G 4

10 FIG 3

73 Volume 11 Nurnber 2 March/ApriI 1986

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SCOROTRON CONNECTOR AND ELECTRICAL BIAS CLIP (Cont'd)

Scorotrons for charging the photoreceptor of a xerographic type copier require an electrical connector for the charge wire itself as well as an additional connector to supply bias to the scorotron screen. Heretofore, two separate connectors were used with the electrical connection to the scorotron charge wire being a push-on type connection, while the electrical connection to the screen was through a screw that also doubled as an attachment for the scorotron end blocks. However, recent scorotron designs have avoided the need to use screws to attach the scorotron end blocks and in that situation, in order to provide the necessary electrical connection far biasing the scorotron screen, a separate screw fitting is now required. The result IS an additional part which IS loose, and the need to tighten and loosen the screw when installing or servicing the scorotron.

To avoid this, and referring to the drawing figures, a push-on electrical conductor clip 5 for coupling the scorotron screen with the bias source is suggested. Clip 5 is integral with the cabIe push-on connection 6 for the scorotron charge wire. Clip 5 has a generally round base 8 which...