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NON-CONTACTING SENSOR MOUNT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024050D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A mounting structure 10 for supporting a non-contact sensor 12 adjacent a heated fuser roll 14 is disclosed. The mounting structure allows the sensor to float relative to the roll 14 and achieves the desired spacing therefrom in a simple, accurate fashion. The sensor itself may comprise a conventional-type temperature sensor while the mounting structure comprises an adjustable, pre-formed, spring-steel mounting bracket 16, which is tied to machine frame 17 at one end thereof and has a pair of rollers 18 attached to its opposite end. The sensor, as can be seen, is supported intermediate the ends of the bracket. During rotation of the fuser roll 14, rolling contact is effected between it and the rollers 18. The rollers are desirably shaped, as shown, to minimize contact area between them and the roll