CONTOURING OF AN OSCILLATING PROBE TO ELIMINATE NODAL PATTERNS
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Where an ultrasonic probe is used to remove leftover developing material from the surf ace of a xerographic photoconductor, the high-f requency oscillation of the probe sets up a nodal pattern which results in deposits of toner being built up at high/low pressure points. This results in poor cleaning of the photoconductor surface and can occur irrespective of whether or not the probe is air or fluid coupled to the photoconductor surface.