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BLADE CLEANER WITH VACUUM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026613D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

It is commonly known to use a carousel having doctor or wiping blades affixed thereon to remove residual toner particles from the surface of a photoreceptor as illustrated, for example, in laid-open Japanese Patent No. 61-122679 (A) (Appl. No. 59-243203) to Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Also, it is known to use a vacuum source in conjunction with a brush-type cleaner to improve the removal of residual toner. The present disclosure is directed toward a combination of the known cleaning methods and proposes the use of a carousel-type blade cleaner in conjunction with a vacuum source.