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CLEANING APPARATUS FOR A CORONA DISCHARGE DEVICE WHICH UTILIZES PINS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025716D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A cleaning tool 10 for removing contaminants from the pins 12 of a corona discharge device 14. The cleaning device comprises a roller structure 16 fabricated from an open-celled foam material. This material allows pin tip penetration without denting of the relatively thin and fragile pins. This material has a maximum tear strength and does not have membranes to ru ture. Additionally, the open-celled foam acts as a reservoir to absorb and

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CLEANING APPARATUS FOR A CORONA DISCHARGE DEVICE U.S. C1.355/15 WHICH UTILIZES PINS
R. Mark Jacobs Joan R. Ewing Joseph H. Lang

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 21/00

A cleaning tool 10 for removing contaminants from the pins 12 of a corona discharge device 14. The cleaning device comprises a roller structure 16 fabricated from an open-celled foam material. This material allows pin tip penetration without denting of the relatively thin and fragile pins. This material has a maximum tear strength and does not have membranes to ru ture. Additionally, the open-celled foam acts as a reservoir to absorb and

ho 18 for receiving the the sides 20 of the shield 22 of the device device 14.

P d contaminants such as toner. The roller is provided with a pair of grooves

Volume 12 Number 3 May/June 1987 159

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160 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 12 Number 3 May/June 1987

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