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RETICULATING COROTRON SUPPORT DECK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025795D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 4 page(s) / 150K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In the design of copiers, it is often necessary to provide operational elements in a stacked arrangement for purposes of compactness. When providing elements in such an arrangement, movement of the various layers of the stacked arrangement must be provided to allow access to the elements supported below.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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RETICULATING COROTRON Proposed Classification SUPPORT DECK US. C1 355/14TR Robert A. Gross
Int. A. Lance Marchese C1. G03g 15/00

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Volume 13 Number 1 January/February 1988 39

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RETICULATING COROTRON SUPPORT DECK (Cont'd)

In the design of copiers, it is often necessary to provide operational elements in a stacked arrangement for purposes of compactness. When providing elements in such an arrangement, movement of the various layers of the stacked arrangement must be provided to allow access to the elements supported below.

As shown in Figure 1, in a combination transfer and detack arrangement comprising transfer and detack corotrons 10 and 12 closely spaced adjacent to one another, with transfer corotron 10 immediately adjacent to a paper entry baffle 14, and the transfer and detack corotrons supported on a common deck 16, for upwardly pivoting movement about a common deck pivot member 18 to allow the deck and the corotron devices supported thereon to be moved out of operational position for access to the areas immediately below. Pivoting movement of the deck, however, would cause undesirable impingement of the transfer corotron 10 against the paper entry baffle 14, due to the requirement of a close proximity between the two elements, and the path of motion of the upper transfer corotron edge adjacent to the paper entry baffle.

To avoid undesirable contact of the transfer corotron 10 against the paper entry baffle 14, the transfer corotron is supported on a transfer corotron deck 20, which, in turn, is supported for free pivoting movement on the common deck 16 about a transfer corotron deck pivot member 22, at the lower transfer corotron edge adjacent to the paper entry baffle, which allows pivoting motion of the transfer corotron deck in a direction away from the paper transfer baffle. This motion of the transfer corotron deck 20 carries the upper edge of the transfer corotron 12 away from the paper transfer baffle. In operational position, common pivoting deck 16 supports the transfer and detack corotrons 10 and 12 in a position proximate to the paper entry baffle and photoreceptor. Transfer corotron is biased and maintained in its operational position with respect to the photoreceptor, paper transfer baffle and the common deck by a biasing member 24 arranged immediately below the transfe...