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MAGNETIC DEVICES FOR CAPTURING FOREIGN METALLIC OBJECTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025524D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Electrophotographic copiers, duplicators and printers are occasional I y damaged or stalled by foreign metallic objects which fall inside of these machines. Typical metallic objects include staples, paper clips and other articles made of metal. Damage to or stalling of an electrophotographic copier, duplicator, or printer often requires undesirable service calls to extricate the metallic objects and to repair any damage caused by the metallic objects. Any such metallic objects that are magneticall y attractable may be prevented from entering these machines by installing magnetic strips along, at least the upper openings of the machines to capture the metallic objects. The magnetic strips may comprise magnet segments, plastic strips containing magnetic particles, or the like.