Cleaner for printer, its cleaning system and cleaning method

Application Number: 00102631
Application Date: 2000.02.23
Publication Number: 1264648
Publication Date: 2000.08.30
Priority Information: 1999/2/23 JP 44894/99
International: B41J29/17
Applicant(s) Name: Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Yokosawa Masatoshi;Fujimura Kiyuki
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: cai minjun
Abstract When a cleaner is carried to the rear end side, a protrusion on the rear end side is inserted between the light emitting element and light receiving element of a photointerrupter and the lower end part of the protrusion sinks in a recess on the light emitting element side. The protrusion is compressed and the lower surface thereof slides while pressing the cover of the light emitting element with a reasonable pressure to wipe off dirt, e.g. dust, adhering to or deposited on the cover of the light emitting element.