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Continuously Incrementing Photoconductor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053367D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Schwartz, BC [+details]

Abstract

In xerographic copiers of the type disclosed in U. S. Patents 3,588,242 and 3,600,086, a long length of reusable photoconductor is stored within a rotating drum. Periodically, the drum's outer surface is entirely refreshed with a new panel of photoconductor, as the used panel is wound onto a take-up reel within the drum. The IBM Copier II is such a copier having one such drum-carried photoconductor panel, while the IBM Series III Copier/Duplicator is an example of such a copier having two such photoconductor panels.