DOCTOR BLADE CONTROL
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Xerox Disclosure Journal
To reduce microstreaking and fiber contamination in xerographic copying machines employing a retractable doctor blade to remove leftover toner fibers and other debris from the photoconductive surface prior to reuse, it is important to assure that the blade interface (i.e., the point at which the doctor blade contacts the photoconductive surface when extended) be kept in a relatively localized, if not constant, area.