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PULL-STRIP FOAM COVERING FOR COPY CARTRIDGE PHOTORECEPTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027701D
Original Publication Date: 1998-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 a protective covering that protects a photoreceptor contained in a copy cartridge. Specifically, the photoreceptor is protected from damage during cartridge shipment, unpacking, and installation. A 24-inch by 4-inch sheet of thin polyethylene is required for a photoreceptor having the dimensions of approximately 40 rnillimeters in diameter and 305 millimeters in length. The polyethylene sheet would be doubled over and folded in half, with a 3 millimeters thick layer of foam covering the first 12 inches of the sheet in contact with the photoreceptor. The covering attaches to the photoreceptor at the inboard and outboard ends thereof by a low bonding adhesive on the covering. A Mylar strip then doubles back to the outboard end of the cartridge and is secured thereto with adhesive. During installation of the cartridge, the strip is gradually peeled away allowing the foam covering to be removed from the photoreceptor.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PULL-STRIP FOAM COVERING FOR COPY CARTRIDGE PHOTORECEPTOR
James M. McNeary

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 399/111 Int. C1. G03g 21/16

Disclosed is a protective covering that protects a photoreceptor contained in a copy cartridge. Specifically, the photoreceptor is protected from damage during cartridge shipment, unpacking, and installation. A 24-inch by 4-inch sheet of thin polyethylene is required for a photoreceptor having the dimensions of approximately 40 rnillimeters in diameter and 305 millimeters in length. The polyethylene sheet would be doubled over and folded in half, with a 3 millimeters thick layer of foam covering the first 12 inches of the sheet in contact with the photoreceptor. The covering attaches to the photoreceptor at the inboard and outboard ends thereof by a low bonding adhesive on the covering. A Mylar strip then doubles back to the outboard end of the cartridge and is secured thereto with adhesive. During installation of the cartridge, the strip is gradually peeled away allowing the foam covering to be removed from the photoreceptor.

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