Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A brush cleaner for removing leftover toner from the surface of a photoreceptor 5 following transfer of the developed image to a copy sheet is disclosed. A brush 6 is rotatably supported in an evacuated housing 7. Cooperating vacuum nozzle 10 and flicker bar 9 are disposed in close proximity to the dirty side of brush 6, nozzle 10 being coupled to a source of vacuum via conduit 8. Flicker bar 9 is supported so as to engage the periphery of brush 6 to remove by flicking action toner particles carried by the fibers of brush 6.