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CAMMING WICK SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027288D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a method by which a wick is cammed off of a fuser roll during machine standby. The proposed camming reduces puddle effect and thereby reduces the amount of fuser agent deposited on the first several copies delivered at the output of an electrophotographic printer or copier. The method is a mechanical linkage attached to the fuser load bar which rises up when the "Start Print" button on the printer or copier is activated. The raised load bar provides a proper nip pressure between the fuser roll and the wick. An air system with a corresponding restrictor drives the mechanical linkage.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CAMMING WICK SYSTEM

Karl B. Ayash (Khaled) Wayne D. Drinkwater

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.355/282 Int. C1. G03g 15/20

Proposed is a method by which a wick is cammed off of a fuser roll during machine standby. The proposed camming reduces puddle effect and thereby reduces the amount of fuser agent deposited on the first several copies delivered at the output of an electrophotographic printer or copier. The method is a mechanical linkage attached to the fuser load bar which rises up when the "Start Print" button on the printer or copier is activated. The raised load bar provides a proper nip pressure between the fuser roll and the wick. An air system with a corresponding restrictor drives the mechanical linkage.

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