COPIER ENVIRONMENT COOLING USING NITINOL ENGINES
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
The trend in recent years in copiers has been toward miniaturization and high speed operation. In reducing the size of copiers, it is requisite that every constituent unit of the apparatus be smaller and the copier as a whole be highly condensed. One problem that occurs in such. miniaturization and condensation is a rise in temperature within the copier. Actually this is a problem for large as well as small copiers due to the use of fusers, fast moving machine parts, electrical systems, lamps, etc. The temperature is presently controlled by electric powered fans as shown, for example, in U.S. Patent 4,401,385. However, the drive toward cheaper copiers requires a more economical means of exhausting unwanted heat.