COMBINATION BELT SENSOR AND GROUNDING DEVICE
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
The use of a grounded metal brush in contact with a photoreceptor belt to maintain the conductive layer of the belt at grounded potential as it moves through the xerographic processing stations in an xerographic copier is known in the art. Because photoreceptor belts commonly have at least one seam, it is often necessary to be able to sense such a seam in order to start a timing cycle. This sensing has been accomplished by various means including photoelectric type sensors which are known in the art.