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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024446D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


A reproducing apparatus including an image support surface such as a rotatable drum upon which an image may be formed and subsequently transferred to paper is provided with a cleaner housing that restricts the entry of a sheet of paper into it and thereby minimizes fouling of the cleaner housing and unscheduled machine maintenance. In the figure, the cleaning housing 10 includes a cleaning blade 12 in wiping contact with rotatable image support drum 14 to clean the drum of residual toner material after transfer of the toner image to paper. Within the housing 10 the cleaning blade 12 and the restrictor guide member 16 are mounted on the same mounting 18 which pivots about axis 22 to force the blade in contact with the drum