SHAFT MOUNTING AND ELECTRICAL GROUNDING DEVICE
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Figure 1 illustrates an elevational view of a shaft 10 supported by a pair of mountings 12 and 14. Mountings 12 and 14 are identical to one another. Both mountings are mounted on a frame 16 which is electrically grounded. Frame 16 may be electrically grounded by a ground strap or by any other suitable device. An electrical grounding brush, indicated generally by the reference numeral 18, is mounted on mounting 12. Grounding brush 18 electrically connects shaft 10 with mounting 12. Both shaft 10 and mounting 12 are electrically conductive. Mounting 12 is mounted on electrically grounded frame 16. Thus, an electrical path is provided for electrically grounding shaft 10. Grounding brush 18 includes a support 20 having a multiplicity of fibers 22 extending outwardly therefrom. The free end region of fibers 22 contact shaft 10. Support 20 and fibers 2 are electrically conductive. Further details of mounting 12 and ground brush 18 will be discussed hereinafter with reference to Figures 2 and 3.