Patent Number: 7,824,027

Title: Solid ink stick with anti jam edge bevel

Abstract: An ink stick for use in a phase change ink imaging device having a leading end; a trailing end; and a plurality of longitudinal surfaces extending between the leading end and the trailing end. Each longitudinal surface of the plurality has a leading edge adjacent the leading end and a trailing edge adjacent the trailing end. At least one of the leading edge and the trailing edge is configured as a clearance edge that enables the at least one longitudinal surface to clear a wall of a feed chute as the at least one longitudinal surface progresses through the feed chute.

Inventors: Mattern; Frederick T. (Portland, OR), Gold; Christopher Ryan (Tigard, OR), Jones; Brent Rodney (Sherwood, OR)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: B41J 2/175 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00