PHOTORECEPTOR PROTECTIVE SHIELD
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In reprographic and printing systems employing active matrix photoreceptors with customer replaceable units (CRUs), for example, the Xerox@ 5028 copier, damage to the photoreceptor in the CRU can result in the need to replace the entire CRU. The protective shield proposed herein would be employed in the same manner as well-known shutters or similar mechanisms that are used to isolate the critical components while the machine is being serviced.