Patent Number: 7,043,176

Title: Apparatus and method for damping a corona wire in an electrographic printer

Abstract: The present invention is in the field of electrographic printers (including copiers). More specifically this invention relates to a corona charging device used to charge the surface of a photoconductor. At least one wire in a corona charger in an electrographic printer is damped by contacting the wire with a damping pad. In one preferred embodiment, the damping pad is a foamed silicone elastomer.

Inventors: DeHollander; Douglas William (Clarkson, NY), Bertram; Gary Bruce (Mendon, NY), Palmer; Daniel Richard (Ogden, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: G03G 15/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018