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METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DUMPING SPENT DEVELOPER FOR DEVELOPMENT HOUSING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027248D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 91K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This disclosure relates to electrostatographic image development in a copier or printer, and more particularly to a method an apparatus for dumping spent developer from a development housing in such copier or printer.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DUMPING SPENT DEVELOPER US. C1.3551260 FROM DEVELOPMENT HOUSING
Sharon R. Hagell

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 21/00

This disclosure relates to electrostatographic image development in a copier or printer, and more particularly to a method an apparatus for dumping spent developer from a development housing in such copier or printer.

Ordinarily, each development housing in such copier or printer includes a chamber for holding and mixing development material or developer, and a mixing device such as an auger mounted within the chamber for moving and mixing the developer. A small spent developer dump door is provided at the bottom of the chamber and includes a slidable cover. Conventionally, developer within the chamber, usually spent developer, is dumped by sliding the cover to the dump door open, moving the mixing device for a reasonable period of time while allowing the developer from within the chamber to empty through the dump door into a receiving container, such as a box. Thereafter, the dump door is closed, and the developer in the container or box is then transferred into disposable bags for disposal.

In accordance with this disclosure, a dump chute that attaches a disposable bag and to the slidable cover of the dump door at the bottom of the development housing is provided for directly dumping the developer material from the chamber into disposable bag.

With a disposable bag attached to the dump chu...