Patent Number: 6,293,545

Title: Stripper blade assembly

Abstract: A stripper blade assembly for an ink jet offset printer has a thin blade fixedly mounted on a top surface of a blade holder. The blade holder includes at a trailing edge flexible eyelet portions that extend downwards to snap over protuberances on mechanical connectors overmolded onto a rotatable shaft in order to secure the blade holder to the shaft. The thin blade engages the surface of an offset drum of the ink jet offset printer along the width of the drum at an appropriate point in the print process to strip the leading edge of a print medium from the offset drum surface, minimizing damage to the offset drum surface and to the printed image on the print medium while also minimizing the risk of a jam.

Inventors: Hanks; David W. (Portland, OR), MacLane; Donald B. (Portland, OR), Chambers; Richard G. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: B41J 2/01 (20060101); B65H 29/54 (20060101); B65H 29/56 (20060101); B65H 029/54 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018