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RELEASE AGENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024847D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This disclosure relates to a release agent management (RAM) system for applying a release agent, such as silicone oil, to a fuser roll 10 cooperating with a pressure roll 12 to fuse toner images to copy substrates. The system uses a drum 14 to deliver release agent (RA) 15 to a metering blade 16 (see Figure 1). The RA is picked up by the drum as it rotates through a sump 18 containing the RA and is scraped off the drum by a chute 20 that delivers it to the roll 10 just in front of the metering blade 16. The blade then meters a thin coating of RA onto the