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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023873D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


In electrophotographic printing, a latent image is recorded on a photoconductive member 10. Toner particles are deposited on the latent image by a development apparatus to render the latent image visible. Improved development apparatus 12 includes a magnetic member 14 which is mounted rotatably within a stationary cylindrical shell 16. Shell 16 includes an outwardly extending protrusion 18. Region 20 between protrusion 18 and photoconductive member 10 defines the development zone. In operation, toner particles advance in the direction of arrow