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COLLAPSIBLE WASTE BOTTLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027137D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The present proposal addresses an accordian-like waste toner bottle. As illustrated by the figure, collapsible bottle 10 offers an advantage of reduced volume for shipping. Several collapsed bottles can be shipped in the same size container normally used to ship one blow molded bottle. Additionally, collapsible bottle 10 offers an advantage of providing for a cleaner process when removing or servicing a waste toner bottle in an electrophotographic system. When collapsible bottle 10 is removed, its fullness can be decreased by expanding its volume. The corresponding free space prevents depleted toner from escaping into a local environment.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COLLAPSIBLE WASTE BOTTLE Proposed Classification Joseph Fantuzzo U.S. C1.355/260

Int. C1. G03g 15/06

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 20, No. 3 May/June 1995 243

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COLLAPSIBLE WASTE BOTTLE (Cont'd)

The present proposal addresses an accordian-like waste toner bottle. As illustrated by the figure, collapsible bottle 10 offers an advantage of reduced volume for shipping. Several collapsed bottles can be shipped in the same size container normally used to ship one blow molded bottle. Additionally, collapsible bottle 10 offers an advantage of providing for a cleaner process when removing or servicing a waste toner bottle in an electrophotographic system. When collapsible bottle 10 is removed, its fullness can be decreased by expanding its volume. The corresponding free space prevents depleted toner from escaping into a local environment.

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