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METHOD TO CONTROL HOUSING AIR INLET GAP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026692D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A method and apparatus for improving cleaning efficiency of air current cleaners used for cleaning a charge retentive surface of a moving photoreceptor is disclosed. Air inlet gaps between a cleaner housing and a photoreceptor surface can be controlled firstly, by sealing the housing/photoreceptor gap with a film seal and secondly by forming a controlled air gap with an air inlet baffle mounted to the outside surface of the cleaner housing. This eliminates many high tolerance requirements and allows the use of intentionally non-uniform air gaps if desired. This improvement is particularly applicable to cleaner housings and will avoid stringent manufacturer's settings and reduce part and assembly costs.