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INTEGRAL CARRIER STORAGE-DEVELOPER HOUSING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025007D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 88K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The developer housing illustrated in the figure provides a clean, quick way to gather and store developer material in a confined space in a xerographic machine as it is being moved from place to place such as, for example, by a salesman calling on prospective customers and demonstrating the machine. The developer housing illustrated is used in a copying machine having a clam shell configuration wherein a top portion is pivotally mounted to a bottom portion with developer housing being totally contained within the top pivotal portion. The developer housing 10 contains a developer sump 12 in which the developer roll 14 rotates to present a layer of toner to the photoreceptor (not shown) at opening 16. The level of the developer

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EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INTEGRAL CARRIER STORAGE- ~-

DEVELOPER HOUSING John J. Bigenwald Joseph Fantuzzo Frank V. Onorati John Zoltner

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 355/3DD Int. C1. G03g 15/00

The developer housing illustrated in the figure provides a clean, quick way to gather and store developer material in a confined space in a xerographic machine as it is being moved from place to place such as, for example, by a salesman calling on prospective customers and demonstrating the machine. The developer housing illustrated is used in a copying machine having a clam shell configuration wherein a top portion is pivotally mounted to a bottom portion with developer housing being totally contained within the top pivotal portion. The developer housing 10 contains a developer sump 12 in which the developer roll 14 rotates to present a layer of toner to the photoreceptor (not shown) at opening 16. The level of the developer

Volume 8 Number 2 March/April 1983

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INTEGRAL CARRIER STORAGE-DEVELOPER HOUSING (Cont'd)

on the developer roll is metered by blade 20. Additional toner is added to the developer housing through toner dispenser 22 when needed. A separate low pressure port 24 and toner filter 26 which defines a vacuum housing which provides a negative pressure device for the developer house are provided. Below the filter assembly is a cavity 30 in which the carrier charge may be initially placed a...