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Corona Grid Installation System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044389D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adley, JM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a mounting arrangement for easily inserting or removing a one-piece corona grid so that access to the corona emission wires is made a simple matter. Fig. 1 shows a one-piece etched grid wire assembly 10 with slots 11 and 12 and end plate 13. Fig. 2 shows a plan view of the grid wire assembly in place on the corona housing 14. Fig. 3 is a side sectional view showing the manner of insertion of grid wire assembly 10 into housing 14. For insertion of grid wire assembly 10, slots 11 are positioned in mating relationship with pins 15 and end plate 13 is pressed into opening 16 where tension spring 17 holds the plate 13 in place. Slot 12 is positioned over rotating lock 18 which is manually rotated to a locking position. The procedure is reversed for removal of the assembly 10.

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Corona Grid Installation System

This article describes a mounting arrangement for easily inserting or removing a one-piece corona grid so that access to the corona emission wires is made a simple matter. Fig. 1 shows a one-piece etched grid wire assembly 10 with slots 11 and 12 and end plate 13. Fig. 2 shows a plan view of the grid wire assembly in place on the corona housing 14. Fig. 3 is a side sectional view showing the manner of insertion of grid wire assembly 10 into housing 14. For insertion of grid wire assembly 10, slots 11 are positioned in mating relationship with pins 15 and end plate 13 is pressed into opening 16 where tension spring 17 holds the plate 13 in place. Slot 12 is positioned over rotating lock 18 which is manually rotated to a locking position. The procedure is reversed for removal of the assembly 10. While corona housing 14 appears to be a one-piece assembly in Figs. 2 and 3, it may be more convenient to provide a mid-section and two end components. The housing may be made flexible in order to fit into a precisely machined corona housing mount.

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