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BACKFLOW AIR WAND FOR 30-INCH TURBOSCREENER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027440D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a rotating air wand for modifying current toner process fabrication equipment. Large toner particles agglomerate on the back ball of a 30-inch turboscreener. The particles fall into the product stream causing the product to be reworked or scrapped. The air wand is mounted towards the back wall of the turboscreener. As shown in the accompanying figure, a plurality of jets 12 direct air from wand 10 to prevent toner particles from agglomerating. The jets 12 located on a front surface 14 of wand 10 have a diameter of approximately 0.030 inches. Conversely, jets 12 located on the rear surface 16 of wand 10 have a diameter of approximately 0.040 inches.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BACKFLOW AIR WAND FOR

TURBOSCREENER 30-INCH Thomas W. O'Connor

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 4301105 Int. C1. G03g 09/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 6 NovemberlDecember 1996 395

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BACKFLOW AIR WAND FOR 30-INCH TURBOSCREENER(CONT'D)

Proposed is a rotating air wand for modifying current toner process fabrication equipment. Large toner particles agglomerate on the back ball of a 30-inch turboscreener. The particles fall into the product stream causing the product to be reworked or scrapped. The air wand is mounted towards the back wall of the turboscreener. As shown in the accompanying figure, a plurality of jets 12 direct air from wand 10 to prevent toner particles from agglomerating. The jets 12 located on a front surface 14 of wand 10 have a diameter of approximately 0.030 inches. Conversely, jets 12 located on the rear surface 16 of wand 10 have a diameter of approximately 0.040 inches.

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396 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, No. 6 NovemberDecember 1996

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