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CUSTOMER REPLACEMENT UNIT DEVELOPER DUMP AND RECHARGE TOOL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027531D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is a tool for recharging Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) assemblies in the field. Presently, Field Service Engineers independently rotate three individual drive shafts in different directions. The operation is awkward, dirty, and inefficient, as well as being capable of breaking an auger gear. The proposed tool is a special, compact field tool having a self-locating plastic frame containing a gear train designed to rotate each keyed drive shaft in its proper direction for optimum removal and recharge efficiency.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CUSTOMER REPLACEMENT UNIT DEVELOPER DUMP AND RECHARGE TOOL
Kenon C. Jones

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 3991222 Int. C1. G03g 15/06

Proposed is a tool for recharging Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) assemblies in the field. Presently, Field Service Engineers independently rotate three individual drive shafts in different directions. The operation is awkward, dirty, and inefficient, as well as being capable of breaking an auger gear. The proposed tool is a special, compact field tool having a self-locating plastic frame containing a gear train designed to rotate each keyed drive shaft in its proper direction for optimum removal and recharge efficiency.

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