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CUSTOMER REPLACEABLE UNIT BELT SEAL/RETAINER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027664D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a flexible seal that is added to a Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU). The seal is placed on the inside of a photoreceptor directly opposite a cleaner blade to keep the photoreceptor belt and cleaner blade in continuous contact. The contact is maintained even when the photoreceptor is not tensioned, which is the case when the CRU is removed for servicing or testing. Small amounts of loose toner that accumulate between the photoreceptor belt and the cleaner blade are prevented from f&g into a scorotron. The seal snaps into place on the CRU after the photoreceptor belt has been installed.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CUSTOMER REPLACEABLE UNIT BELT SEAL/RETAINER U. S. C1. 399/102 Robert A. Cieslak
Joseph J. Marotta

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 15/08

Disclosed is a flexible seal that is added to a Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU). The seal is placed on the inside of a photoreceptor directly opposite a cleaner blade to keep the photoreceptor belt and cleaner blade in continuous contact. The contact is maintained even when the photoreceptor is not tensioned, which is the case when the CRU is removed for servicing or testing. Small amounts of loose toner that accumulate between the photoreceptor belt and the cleaner blade are prevented from f&g into a scorotron. The seal snaps into place on the CRU after the photoreceptor belt has been installed.

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