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PHOTORECEPTOR CONTAMINATION SIDE SEALS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025391D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In the drawing, rotation of the photoreceptor 3 of a xerographic copying or printing machine generates air movement causing any loose toner particles to migrate throughout the surrounding area. Additional toner contamination is traceable to the developer brushes and doctor blade cleaners which engage the surface of the photoreceptor and strip air from the photoreceptor 3, and to the pressure drop caused by the rotating photoreceptor endbells 4 which draw high pressure air contaminated with toner out of the cleaner and developer.