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CARTRIDGE DEPLUGGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027485D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A process for removing the plastic plug used to cap a toner cartridge is proposed. The process requires a special tool. As shown in the accompanying figure, a plug removing tool 10 comprises a T-handle 16 having a self-tapping screw 20 and pry bar 22 mounted thereto. A retaining clip 18 holds tool 10 together. To remove cap 14 from a toner

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CARTRIDGE DEPLUGGER

Jonathan G. Hyland

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.399/024 Int. C1. G03g 15/20

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A process for removing the plastic plug used to cap a toner cartridge is proposed. The process requires a special tool. As shown in the accompanying figure, a plug removing tool 10 comprises a T-handle 16 having a self-tapping screw 20 and pry bar 22 mounted thereto. A retaining clip 18 holds tool 10 together. To remove cap 14 from a toner

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CARTRIDGE DEPLUGGER (CONT'D)

cartridge 12, screw 20 is inserted into the center of cap 14 by turning handle 16. A downward force is then applied to pry bar 22 to pop the cap without damaging the cartridge or disturbing the toner therein. The process can be used on most toner cartridge caps. It does require a special cap.

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