Accession Number : ADD007865

Title :   Non-Fouling Print Stylus.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grummer,William L

Report Date : 03 Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The present invention relates to print styli for an electrosensitive printer, and more particularly to print styli which are not subject to fouling from print residue. Accordingly, the present invention provides a non-fouling print finger having an integral shield. The print finger has a movable arm with a print stylus at the end, the movable arm situated between the print finger body and an integral shield. The shield funnels the print residue past the print stylus into a reduced area below the print stylus from which the residue is free to fall. The shield also retains the print stylus by bracing the movable arm during cleaning, thereby preventing damage.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Printing, *Fingers, *Antifouling, *Shielding, Residues, Integrals, Bending, Cleaning, Electric current, Inventions

Subject Categories : Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE