Patent Number: 6,253,045

Title: Multi-level oiling device drive mechanism

Abstract: A multi-level oiling device drive mechanism suitable for use in an imaging apparatus is disclosed. The drive mechanism includes a prime mover and gear train mounted to a frame of the base machine. A driven member of the oiling device, such as a web take-up spool in an oil web system, is driven by the gear train. When replacement of the oiling device is required, the driven member is disconnected from the gear train, and the device is replaced, without the need for replacing the drive mechanism.

Inventors: Blair; Bryan Michael (Lexington, KY), Rush; Edward Alan (Lexington, KY), Yosmali; Krikor (Lexington, KY)

Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.

International Classification: G03G 15/20 (20060101); G03L 015/20 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018