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WOBBLE PLATES TO FACILITATE TRICKLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027460D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is the use of wobble plates to facilitate trickle development, wherein trickle development provides for continual elimination of spent developer material. In some designs it may be desirable to place the port at one end of a rotating shaft. In Figure 1, developer material (not shown) leaves housing 10 by way of an exit port 12. An auger 14 mounted on a rotating shaft 16 moves the material to port 12 which resides at end 11 of shaft 16. Figure 2 illustrates the repose of the developer material 18 after it flows a long distance through housing 10. The high repose of material 18 prevents the developer from exiting port 12. In Figure 3, a set wobble plates 20 mounted to shaft 16 assist in the delivery of developer material 18. The wobble plates 20 do not create a net flow in either direction. Instead, wobble plates 20 distribute the level of developer material 18 from highly filled regions to lesser filled regions so that it flows to port 12.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

WOBBLE PLATES TO FACILITATE TRICKLE
Cyril G. Edmunds
Jorg A. Alvarez
Victoria F. DeYoung

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.355/253 Int. C1. G03g 15/09

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Proposed is the use of wobble plates to facilitate trickle development, wherein trickle development provides for continual elimination of spent developer material. In some designs it may be desirable to place the port at one end of a rotating shaft. In Figure 1, developer material (not shown) leaves housing 10 by way of an exit port 12. An auger 14 mounted on a rotating shaft 16 moves the material to port 12 which resides at end 11 of shaft 16. Figure 2 illustrates the repose of the developer material 18 after it flows a long distance through housing 10. The high repose of material 18 prevents the developer from exiting port 12. In Figure 3, a set wobble plates 20 mounted to shaft 16 assist in the delivery of developer material 18. The wobble plates 20 do not create a net flow in either direction. Instead, wobble plates 20 distribute the level of developer material 18 from highly filled regions to lesser filled regions so that it flows to port 12.

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