AIR BEARING DEVICE FOR PHOTORECEPTOR CLEANING
Original Publication Date: 1976-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-26
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This cleaning system achieves high air velocities adjacent to a photoreceptor with minimum mass flow rate for cleaning toner from photoreceptors, This involves the use of high velocity air blowing tangential to a photoreceptor, removing the toner from its surface. This loose toner is then removed into a low pressure drop vacuum system through ports 2 surrounding the high velocity air. This system has the benefit of cleaning photoreceptors without mechanical contact and consequent wear.