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BAFFLED BRUSH CLEANER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026783D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a baffled brush cleaner apparatus that avoids excess toner build up in the apparatus and thereby improves cleaning performance of photoreceptor members in electrophotographic devices. The apparatus shown in the Figure comprising only a housing 1, a rotating brush 2, a mylar seal 3 contacting the photoreceptor, a mylar seal 4 contacting the back wall of the housing, and a cleaning blade 5, leads to toner build up indicated by particles 6 which conform to the shape of brush 2. The addition of elements 7 and 8, a foam seal and aluminum baffle, respectively, toner accumulation 6 is effectively prevented.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BAFFLED BRUSH CLEANER Proposed Classification Alvin J. Owens, Jr.

Darryl Pozzanghera Nero Lindblad

U.S. C1.355/301 Int. C1. G30g 21/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - VoI. 18, No. 4 July/Aiigu~t 1993 429

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BAFFLED BRUSH CLEANER (Cont'd)

Disclosed is a baffled brush cleaner apparatus that avoids excess toner build up in the apparatus and thereby improves cleaning performance of photoreceptor members in electrophotographic devices. The apparatus shown in the Figure comprising only a housing 1, a rotating brush 2, a mylar seal 3 contacting the photoreceptor, a mylar seal 4 contacting the back wall of the housing, and a cleaning blade 5, leads to toner build up indicated by particles 6 which conform to the shape of brush 2. The addition of elements 7 and 8, a foam seal and aluminum baffle, respectively, toner accumulation 6 is effectively prevented.

430 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 18, NO. 4 July/August 1993

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