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STATIONARY LUBRICATING BRUSH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027337D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a stationary lubricating brush which replaces the standard rotating polypropylene brush in a bladelbrush, hybrid cleaning system of an electrophotographic printing machine. The proposed brush, which is constantly saturated with zinc stearate, is placed in contact with the photoreceptor so as to reduce the amount of filming thereon. Means are provided to dispense the lubricant into the brush. For example, the brush may be attached to an open cell foam fixed to a dispenser from which zinc stearate is gravity fed to the foam. Thereafter, the zinc stearate migrates electrostatically towards the photoreceptor. Since there are no moving parts or motor, the proposed brush substantially reduces the cost of the cleaning system.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

STATIONARY LUBRICATING

BRUSH

Melody A. Hults Robert S. Pozniakas

Proposed Classification

U.S. C1.355/301 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

Proposed is a stationary lubricating brush which replaces the standard rotating polypropylene brush in a bladelbrush, hybrid cleaning system of an electrophotographic printing machine. The proposed brush, which is constantly saturated with zinc stearate, is placed in contact with the photoreceptor so as to reduce the amount of filming thereon. Means are provided to dispense the lubricant into the brush. For example, the brush may be attached to an open cell foam fixed to a dispenser from which zinc stearate is gravity fed to the foam. Thereafter, the zinc stearate migrates electrostatically towards the photoreceptor. Since there are no moving parts or motor, the proposed brush substantially reduces the cost of the cleaning system.

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 2 MarcWApril 1996 161

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162 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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