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WHITE GLOVE TONER REPLENISHMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025850D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A toner cartridge is inserted into the the toner dispenser of a copier. The cartridge is in a plastic bag. The toner cartridge has a slot which is is sealed with a strip of tape secured adhesively to the cartridge. The tape is attached to the plastic bag. As the cartridge is inserted into the copier, it exits the plastic bag. and removes the sealing strip from the cartridge. The plastic bag is secured to one end of the cartridge. As the cartridge is inserted into the toner dispenser, the plastic bag turns inside out, acts like a glove and peels the strip from the cartridge. After the toner is discharged from the cartridge, the cartridge is drawn back into the plastic bag. As the cartridge re-enters the plastic bag, the bag turns right side out. In this way, the toner cartridge is not exposed and always remains inside the plastic bag before use and after removal from the printing machine. The plastic bag becomes a glove to keep hands clean.

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KEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

WHITE GLOVE TONER REPLENISHMENT Ruediger W. Knodt

Proposed Classification

US. C1.118/653 Int. C1. G03g 15/08

A toner cartridge is inserted into the the toner dispenser of a copier. The cartridge is in a plastic bag. The toner cartridge has a slot which is is sealed with a strip of tape secured adhesively to the cartridge. The tape is attached to the plastic bag. As the cartridge is inserted into the copier, it exits the plastic bag. and removes the sealing strip from the cartridge. The plastic bag is secured to one end of the cartridge. As the cartridge is inserted into the toner dispenser, the plastic bag turns inside out, acts like a glove and peels the strip from the cartridge. After the toner is discharged from the cartridge, the cartridge is drawn back into the plastic bag. As the cartridge re-enters the plastic bag, the bag turns right side out. In this way, the toner cartridge is not exposed and always remains inside the plastic bag before use and after removal from the printing machine. The plastic bag becomes a glove to keep hands clean.

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