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BLADE CLEANING A SCROLL PHOTORECEPTOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024084D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Typically, photoreceptor blade cleaning is compatible with continuous band photo.- receptors, i.e., one which does not have an open seam. Where a replenishable photoreceptor is used, a scroll stores the used and unused portions of the photoreceptor on separate rolls inside a support drum. One or two gaps then exist at the location where the photoreceptor enters and exits the interior of the support drum. The tip of a typical cleaner blade could easily hang up in the gap causing blade fold under with resultant damage to the cleaner system. To obviate this, the