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METHOD OF REMOVING PAPER SHEETS FROM A PHOTORECEPTOR BELT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025741D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

When a reproduction machine of the type including a photoreceptor belt or drum experiences a mis-strip jam, i.e., a malfunction of the machine paper handling system which results in a copy sheet remaining on the photoreceptor, the copy sheet is quite difficult to remove without doing damage to the photoreceptor surface. Copy sheets on the photoreceptor at this time are electrostatically held to the photoreceptor surface in a manner which makes the copy sheet difficult to remove. In the past, it has been standard practice to attempt to lift an edge of the copy sheet from the belt surface with a second sheet of paper, by sliding the second sheet under the first to lift at least a portion of the first sheet away from the photoreceptor belt surface. This method is somewhat difficult to perform, and creates the potential for scratching the surface of the photoreceptor, and even more serious damage.