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STATIC ELIMINATOR BRUSH STRUCTURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025423D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Static neutralizing or discharge devices have previously been used to remove static charge or buildup that may occur in copy sheets or other areas in automatic reproducing apparatus. Typically, the static electrical charges are generated by contact by the paper with various parts of the office machines. Buildup of these charges on the sheets can cause the sheets to tend to stick together thereby increasing the difficulty in physically handling the sheets from station to station in a reproducing machine. Static eliminator brushes made from stainless steel fibers about 12.5 microns in diameter configured into the form of a brush strip have been used to contact the copy paper and reduce the static charge that has