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LOW TONER SENSOR (ELECTROMECHANICAL)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023639D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 145K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In the figure a toner bottle 2 is mounted over a hopper 4- The hopper has flexible wall 6 which when bent outward, closes microswitch 8 when the hopper is full but which gradually relaxes inward as the amount of toner decreases. When the toner in the hopper reaches a critically low point the micro-switch is opened activating a low toner indicator,

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

LOW TONER SENSOR (ELECTRO-~
MECHANICAL)

Thomas B, Michaels

Proposed Classification
U~S. CL 118/636
mt. Cl~ B05b 5/02

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In the figure a toner bottle 2 is mounted over a hopper 4~ The
hopper has flexible wall 6 which when bent outward, closes
microswitch 8 when the hopper is full but which gradually
relaxes inward as the amount of toner decreases. When the
toner in the hopper reaches a critically low point the micro~
switch is opened activating a low toner indicator,

Volume 3 Number 4 July/August 1978 233

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