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STITCHER WIRE WITH A BRUSH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026816D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 4 page(s) / 123K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a one piece plastic molded brush assembly as shown in Figure 1 that is used to retain and guide loose loops of wire being fed from a horizontally oriented wire spool as formed, for example, in a stitcheristapler device in selected copying and printing machines. Brush bristles 4 lie across the face of the spool 1 from one rim to the other. A wire 2 slack loop, created by the spool coasting after a feed cycle, could fall from the spool and create a jam. The brush seals the rim of the spool without adding drag, which is critical to smooth reliable system operation. The bristles support the slack wire until the feed cycle uses it up.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

GUIDING AND RETAINING Proposed Classification STITCHER WIRE WITH A BRUSH
Timothy P. Foley
Kenneth B. Mahon
Michelle A. Remus

US. C1.355/324 Int. C1. G03g 15/02

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol.18,No. 5 Septernber/Octoher 1993 529

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GUIDING AND RETAINING STITCHER WIRE WITH A BRUSH( Con t'd)

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GUIDING AND RETAINING STITCHER WIRE WITH A BRUS H(C on t'd)

Disclosed is a one piece plastic molded brush assembly as shown in Figure 1 that is used to retain and guide loose loops of wire being fed from a horizontally oriented wire spool as formed, for example, in a stitcheristapler device in selected copying and printing machines. Brush bristles 4 lie across the face of the spool 1 from one rim to the other. A wire 2 slack loop, created by the spool coasting after a feed cycle, could fall from the spool and create a jam. The brush seals the rim of the spool without adding drag, which is critical to smooth reliable system operation. The bristles support the slack wire until the feed cycle uses it up.

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