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Feed Mechanism Cleaner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099354D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shibata, Y: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a feed mechanism cleaner which makes it possible to clean a feed mechanism located in a position difficult to access.

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Feed Mechanism Cleaner

       Disclosed is a feed mechanism cleaner which makes it
possible to clean a feed mechanism located in a position difficult to
access.

      A feed mechanism cleaner consists of a sheet of absorbent paper
(e.g. Japanese Syohji paper) which has paper pinfeed holes 1, slits 2
between the paper pinfeed holes, and a feed stopper 3, as shown in
Fig.  1.  A proper washer (e.g. ethyl alcohol) is applied to the
paper while in a suitable position on the pinfeed 6.  After some
paper feed is executed, the feed stopper will touch the pinfeed
guides 4 and disturb the paper feeding, as shown in Fig. 2.  If the
paper feed is further continued, feed rollers 5 will slip in the
washer application position and stains will be wiped off.  By that
time, the paper pinfeed will have passed through the slits, so the
paper pinfeed holes will not be torn and pinfeed will not be damaged.

      The positions of the feed stopper, slits, and washer applying
area can be changed by each printer's feed mechanism.  On a printer
which has a friction feed mechanism, it can be cleaned by a cleaner
which has a feed stopper only.