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AN OILING AND CLEANING WEB FOR A FUSER HEAT ROLL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027431D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is an apparatus that provides automatic cleaning of a fuser heat roll. As shown in the accompanying figure, cleaner elements 12 are added to a web material 14 that includes an existing web assembly 10. The cleaner elements 12 are placed at prescribed intervals on web assembly 10 to loosen, abrade and, or dissolve filming material deposited on the fuser heat roll (not shown). The fuser heat roll surface is cleaned by subsequent exposure to silicone oil contained in web material 14. The cleaner elements 12 are oriented at an angle 8 to allow the cleaning operation to progress across the Fuser heat roll, at some optimal and predetermined rate. Alternatively, the cleaner elements 12 may be positioned perpendicular to the direction of travel (arrow 16) of web assembly 10. Cleaner elements 12 may be applied directly to web assembly 10, or placed in the silicone oil loaded web material 14, or encapsulated in heat activated micro-spheres (not shown) that release a cleaning agent when exposed to the heat of the fuser heat roll.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

AN OILING AND CLEANING WEB FOR A FUSER HEAT ROLL
George J. Haupt

Proposed Classification

U. S. C1.355/283 Int. C1. G03g 15/20

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 6 NovemberiDecember 1996 3 67

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AN OILING AND CLEANING WEB FOR A FUSER HEAT ROLL (CONT'D)

Proposed is an apparatus that provides automatic cleaning of a fuser heat roll. As shown in the accompanying figure, cleaner elements 12 are added to a web material 14 that includes an existing web assembly 10. The cleaner elements 12 are placed at prescribed intervals on web assembly 10 to loosen, abrade and, or dissolve filming material deposited on the fuser heat roll (not shown). The fuser heat roll surface is cleaned by subsequent exposure to silicone oil contained in web material 14. The cleaner elements 12 are oriented at an angle 8 to allow the cleaning operation to progress across the Fuser heat roll, at some optimal and predetermined rate. Alternatively, the cleaner elements 12 may be positioned perpendicular to the direction of travel (arrow 16) of web assembly 10. Cleaner elements 12 may be applied directly to web assembly 10, or placed in the silicone oil loaded web material 14, or encapsulated in heat activated micro-spheres (not shown) that release a cleaning agent when exposed to the heat of the fuser heat roll.

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368 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21. No. 6 NovemberDecember 1996

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