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RETRACTING SPOTS BLADE AND PHOTORECEPTOR DRAG SHARING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027602D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A method is disclosed for reducing overall photoreceptor drag by engaging a spots blade only when an Acoustic Transfer Assist (ATA) vacuum is off. The drag due to the ATA will be minimum, and the drag due to the spots blade will be maximum. When the ATA vacuum is turned on, the spots blade will be retracted from the photoreceptor. By sharing the drag between the ATA and the spots blade, overall drag on the photoreceptor, at any time, will be lower.