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KEVLAR CLAMP MATERIAL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027581D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is the use of KEVLARTM as a construction material for a clamp used in supporting a Hybrid Scavengeless Development (HSD) wire module in an electrophotographic printing machine. KEVLARTM is non-abrasive, non-electrically conducting, has high wear resistance, good high temperature resistance, and has a high tensile strength comparable to stainless steeL These physical properties make KEVLARTM and related polymeric materials an excellent substitute-replacement in the form of, for example, thread, coating, or fabric wrap material for presently used stainless steel wire clamping material which cause gouging of charging wires leading to shortened operational life of the charging wire and HSD module.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

KEVLARTM CLAMP MATERIAL

Arnold W. Henry Santokh S. Badesha George J. Heeks Paul C. Julien George A. Riehle George J. Bingham Ronald J. Koch Susan J. Kremer Joseph M. Antonio David J. Gervasi

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.3991266 Int. C1. G03g 15/08

Disclosed is the use of KEVLARTM as a construction material for a clamp used in supporting a Hybrid Scavengeless Development (HSD) wire module in an electrophotographic printing machine. KEVLARTM is non-abrasive, non-electrically conducting, has high wear resistance, good high temperature resistance, and has a high tensile strength comparable to stainless steeL These physical properties make KEVLARTM and related polymeric materials an excellent substitute-replacement in the form of, for example, thread, coating, or fabric wrap material for presently used stainless steel wire clamping material which cause gouging of charging wires leading to shortened operational life of the charging wire and HSD module.

REFERENCE

U.S. Patent No. 5,666,619, to Xerox Corporation, entitled "Electrode Wire Support For Scavengeless Development."

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