SMALL, LOW COST STATIC ELIMINATOR
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Xerox Disclosure Journal
The dissipation of electrostatic charge, within a xerographic copying system, improves the reliability of paper handling by eliminating both paper slipping and paper stalling. A simple graphite brush comprising a passive static eliminator in contact with charged sheets of paper reduces the amount of charge to 20 nanocoulombs per sheet. In other instances, active static eliminators are used to prevent the electrostatic discharges experienced by machine operators removing many sets of copies from an output device whereupon the accumulated charge on the resulting stack of paper is large enough to cause a noticeable shock.