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PHOTORECEPTOR BELT INSTALLATION TOOL AND METHOD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026192D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The ability to install a fresh, new, one piece, organic belt photoreceptor in a copying machine without incurring any damage to the photoreceptor is critical. It is especially important if the photoreceptor belt is a customer replaceable unit.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PHOTORECEPTOR BELT Proposed Classification INSTALLATION TOOL AND U.S. C1.353212 METHOD Int. C1. G03g 05/00 Antonio De Crescentis

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 15 No. 5 September/October 1990 331

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PHOTORECEPTOR BELT INSTALLATION TOOL AND METHOD(Cont'd)

The ability to install a fresh, new, one piece, organic belt photoreceptor in a copying machine without incurring any damage to the photoreceptor is critical. It is especially important if the photoreceptor belt is a customer replaceable unit.

Figure 1 shows a customer replaceable unit 10 consisting of a photoreceptor belt 12 and photoreceptor sleeve 14. Sleeve 14 prevents damage to photoreceptor 12 by being 10% wider and by greatly adding to the rigidity of photoreceptor 12. The rigidity added by sleeve 14 makes photoreceptor 12 easier to handle. The larger size of sleeve 14 provides less chance of an operator touching photoreceptor 12 on the top active surface. More importantly, the wider sleeve 14 will act as photoreceptor's 12 surrogate against the belt module (not shown) only for the purpose of loading photoreceptor 12 onto it. Thus, during the installation of a fresh photoreceptor, since the sides of photoreceptor 12 are prone to catching on the belt module side plates or the serrated drive rolls, sleeve 14 will catch instead and photoreceptor 12 will remain undamaged.

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