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DRUM HOLDER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027574D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Some photoreceptors are fabricated from small diameter drums such as 15 mm or 30 mm. During the fabrication of such photoreceptors, an operator may need to hold the small diameter drum. The attached figure discloses a drum holder 2 for grasping the inside of a small diameter drum for manual drum handling operations such as pick and place, inspection, and the like. The drum holder 2 is composed of a handle 12 (preferably knurled), a movable connecting shaft 16 extending through the handle 12, a thumb knob 4 and an extension spring 14 coupled to one end of the shaft 16. An expansion chamfer 8 is positioned adjacent to the handle 12. An expansion chuck 6 having expansion tabs 10 is