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RUBBER-COATED FLICKER BAR FOR XEROGRAPHIC CLEANING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024331D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A flicker bar in a xerographic cleaning system is used for exactly what its name indicates; i.e., to flick toner particles off of a rotating brush, the brush having just removed the toner particles from a photoreceptor. It is believed that in many of such cleaning systems the force of a toner-carrying fiber striking a metal flicker bar fractures toner particles, freeing carbon which the brush fiber returns to the photoreceptor to cause low-image densities.