Dismiss
The InnovationQ application will be updated on Sunday, May 31st from 10am-noon ET. You may experience brief service interruptions during that time.
Browse Prior Art Database

STITCHER WIRE WITH A BRUSH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026816D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a one piece plastic molded brush assembly as shown in Figure 1 that is used to retain and guide loose loops of wire being fed from a horizontally oriented wire spool as formed, for example, in a stitcheristapler device in selected copying and printing machines. Brush bristles 4 lie across the face of the spool 1 from one rim to the other. A wire 2 slack loop, created by the spool coasting after a feed cycle, could fall from the spool and create a jam. The brush seals the rim of the spool without adding drag, which is critical to smooth reliable system operation. The bristles support the slack wire until the feed cycle uses it up.