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Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


Proposed is a stationary lubricating brush which replaces the standard rotating polypropylene brush in a bladelbrush, hybrid cleaning system of an electrophotographic printing machine. The proposed brush, which is constantly saturated with zinc stearate, is placed in contact with the photoreceptor so as to reduce the amount of filming thereon. Means are provided to dispense the lubricant into the brush. For example, the brush may be attached to an open cell foam fixed to a dispenser from which zinc stearate is gravity fed to the foam. Thereafter, the zinc stearate migrates electrostatically towards the photoreceptor. Since there are no moving parts or motor, the proposed brush substantially reduces the cost of the cleaning system.