CAMMING WICK SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Proposed is a method by which a wick is cammed off of a fuser roll during machine standby. The proposed camming reduces puddle effect and thereby reduces the amount of fuser agent deposited on the first several copies delivered at the output of an electrophotographic printer or copier. The method is a mechanical linkage attached to the fuser load bar which rises up when the "Start Print" button on the printer or copier is activated. The raised load bar provides a proper nip pressure between the fuser roll and the wick. An air system with a corresponding restrictor drives the mechanical linkage.