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EXTENDABLE PHOTORECEPTOR BELT CARTRIDGE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026679D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The advent of flexible photorece tor belts in contact with multiple developer positioned in customer replaceable units (CRU), this gives rises to CRUs of increasing bulk, increasing transport and storage costs and handling difficulties.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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EXTENDABLE PHOTORECEPTOR Proposed Classification
BELT CARTRIDGE US. C1.355/133
M. J. Raybould Int. C1. G03b OO/OO

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EXTENDABLE PHOTORECEPTOR BELT CARTRIDGE (Cont'd)

The advent of flexible photorece tor belts in contact with multiple developer

positioned in customer replaceable units (CRU), this gives rises to CRUs of increasing bulk, increasing transport and storage costs and handling difficulties.

housings has given rise to belts o F increased length. When the belts in turn are

These are overcome by making the photoreceptor belt module extensible. In its compact (or 'telescoped') state, the belt is entrained about one or more extra guides or rollers, which are biassed light1 into contact with the working

extended state, just before insertion into the copier the extra guides are moved so as to 'shake out' the folds, allowing the belt to fohow its intended path.

In the drawings, Fig. 1 shows the module in its extended or working state; Fi .

configurations with no, one and two foids.

surface of the belt. When the module is is eing pulled into its working or

2 the module in its compact state with one fold, and Fig. 3 the be f t

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