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FAN VIBRATION ISOLATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027269D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a foam isolator that reduces fan vibrations. Referring to the Figure, there is shown a square piece of open celllmedium hardness foam 12 having a centrally located void therein. Foam 12 receives the insertion of an axial motor fan 14. Thereafter, foam 12 with fan 14 mounted therein is inserted into a machine frame holder 17. Foam 12 isolates the vibrations of fan 14 from machine frame 16. This is particularly important in a printing machine where cooling fan vibrations may impair image quality by adding wavy diagonal lines to the reproduced copy. The advantage of the foam isolator is its reduced unit manufacturing cost (UMC) resulting from fewer piece parts and lower assembly time.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FAN VIBRATION ISOLATOR

Theodore J. Kellogg Gordon B. Reid Frederick B. Clark

Proposed Classification

US. C1.248/562 Int. C1. F16m 13/00

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 1 January/February 1996 5

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FAN VIBRATION ISOLATOR (Cont'd)

Proposed is a foam isolator that reduces fan vibrations. Referring to the Figure, there is shown a square piece of open celllmedium hardness foam 12 having a centrally located void therein. Foam 12 receives the insertion of an axial motor fan 14. Thereafter, foam 12 with fan 14 mounted therein is inserted into a machine frame holder 17. Foam 12 isolates the vibrations of fan 14 from machine frame 16. This is particularly important in a printing machine where cooling fan vibrations may impair image quality by adding wavy diagonal lines to the reproduced copy. The advantage of the foam isolator is its reduced unit manufacturing cost (UMC) resulting from fewer piece parts and lower assembly time.

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