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Static Charge Ground Clip

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049095D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Roberti, AM: AUTHOR

Abstract

There is shown and described a ground clip for solving the problem of electrostatic discharge from an acoustic chamber to the printer frame resulting in machine failure.

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Static Charge Ground Clip

There is shown and described a ground clip for solving the problem of electrostatic discharge from an acoustic chamber to the printer frame resulting in machine failure.

In the figure, ground clip 2 provides a low level ground path for the electrostatic charge. In end plug 4 is a molded nylon part provided to isolate the anodized aluminum acoustic chamber 6. The charge to be dissipated is generated by paper sliding over the chamber surface during normal print and index operations. In its most acute form, the problem occurs when full width paper is used.

Ground clip 2 provides contact to the acoustic chamber 6 by piercing the anodized finish. The barbed fingers on clip 2 serve this function, eliminating the need for prior surface preparation to remove the anodized layer. The need for other, separate attaching means is obviated by the clip design.

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