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DEVELOPER REPLACEMENT SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024981D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a small, inexpensive electrophotographic printing machine, it is desirable to be able to add additional developer material to the development system in a simple fashion. Thus, the operator should be readily able to furnish additional developer material without undo effort. To this end, an elongated tube extends from the development system to the surface of the printing machine. The operator, on being advised by a display of a low developer material condition, merely pours additional developer material into the tube. The tube guides the developer material in a downwardly direction into the developer housing. Thus, developer material is poured into the tube which delivers it to a tapered housing. The taper in the housing causes the developer to flow toward a paddlewheel/crossmixer system. The crossmixing system then distributes the new developer material within the developer housing for subsequent use by the development system.

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IEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DEVELOPER REPLACEMENT SYSTEM
Proposed R. E. Poehlein Classification

U.S. C1. 118/653
B. Gheer Int. Cl. G03g 15/08

In a small, inexpensive electrophotographic printing machine, it is desirable to be able to add additional developer material to the development system in a simple fashion. Thus, the operator should be readily able to furnish additional developer material without undo effort. To this end, an elongated tube extends from the development system to the surface of the printing machine. The operator, on being advised by a display of a low developer material condition, merely pours additional developer material into the tube. The tube guides the developer material in a downwardly direction into the developer housing. Thus, developer material is poured into the tube which delivers it to a tapered housing. The taper in the housing causes the developer to flow toward a paddlewheel/crossmixer system. The crossmixing system then distributes the new developer material within the developer housing for subsequent use by the development system.

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