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ACOUSTIC ASSIST ACTIVE MATRIX PHOTORECEPTOR WEB SURFACE CLEANER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027024D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Contamination is a major cause of manufacturing defects in active matrix creating high costs to production. The size of the toner particles range from .5 to 100 microns in diameter. These particles come from outside sources and are also generated in the web coating process. Moving cleaning webs electrostatically attract loose particles that can become embedded in the active matrix surface when coatings are applied over them. These toner particles are difficult to remove and cause unacceptable defects in the developed xerographic image. Commercial cleaning procedures are not effective in ensuring a cleaned web.