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CORONA GENERATING DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED PAPER GUIDES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023537D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A transfer corona generating device is conventionally used in a xerographic reproduction machine to effect transfer of a developed image from a photoreceptor to a sheet of paper, the device having an elongated straight -orona wire mounted within an elongated generally U-shaped conductive shield. To prevent the paper from entering the device, paper guides are often mounted over the device. Plastic paper guides are not satis-factory because they become charged and affect the output of the device. Other materials are not satisfactory because they are not strong enough or because they are not corona resist-ant. Although steel is strong enough, it also distorts the current density profile of the device.