INTERNALLY STRESSED BLADE CLEANING MEMBER
Original Publication Date: 1977-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-30
Xerox Disclosure Journal
There are known xerographic imaging systems wherein a blade cleaning member is utilized to remove residual toner from a photoreceptor. The blade cleaning member may comprise ma-terials such as polyurethanes, fluorocarbon polymers such as polyvinylidene fluoride and the like. There is now provided an internally stressed blade cleaning member which retains the ability to undergo compression and yet is incapable of any substantial extension. In such a member, the surface which first contacts the residual toner on the photoreceptor surface is typically referred to as the "leading surface".