Patent Number: 7,103,297

Title: Robust apparatus and method of grounding a drum photoreceptor assembly

Abstract: A grounding method and apparatus for robustly grounding a photoreceptor assembly, including a conductive photoreceptor drum, in a xerographic image producing machine. The grounding apparatus includes (a) a flange including a first portion having a first diameter and a second portion having a second and smaller diameter; (b) a conductive plating formed on said flange presenting a relatively large conductive surface area for contactably assembling against walls of the conductive photoreceptor drum; and (c) an electrical connector for electrically connecting the large conductive surface area of the conductive plating to an electrically conductive drive shaft of the xerographic image producing machine.

Inventors: Guy; Bernard L. (Rochester, NY), Curynski; Martin J. (Webster, NY), Dangelmaier; Bruce A. (W. Henrietta, NY)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G03G 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018