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REFILLABLE TONER BOTTLE SYSTEM TO ENABLE "TOPPING OFF" PRIOR TO EMPTYING THE BOTTLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027578D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is an apparatus for easily refilling toner bottles from a bulk supply at convenient and periodic intervals. The accompanying figure illustrates a rotating bulk supply container 10 having a diameter of approximately 13 inches. Container 10 has an external screw 11 molded thereon and internal lifting blades (not shown) as well as an auger seal 15. The container mounts to a dispensing apparatus 17 comprised of a pair of drive rollers 14 and an auger 16. Auger 16 dispenses, penetrates seal 15 and dispenses developer material from the bulk container 10 to a toner bottle 12. One skilled in the art will appreciate that toner bottle 12 is removed from an electrophotographic printing machine and transported to container 10 for refilling.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

REFILLABLE TONER BOTTLE SYSTEM TO ENABLE "TOPPING OFF" PRIOR TO EMPTYING THE BOTTLE
Murray 0. Meetze, Jr.

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.399/024 Int. C1. G03g 15/06

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL- - Vol. 22, No. 6 NovemberDecember 1997 299

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REFILLABLE TONER BOTTLE SYSTEM TO ENABLE "TOPPING OFF" PRIOR TO EMPTYING THE BOTTLE (CONT'D)

Proposed is an apparatus for easily refilling toner bottles from a bulk supply at convenient and periodic intervals. The accompanying figure illustrates a rotating bulk supply container 10 having a diameter of approximately 13 inches. Container 10 has an external screw 11 molded thereon and internal lifting blades (not shown) as well as an auger seal 15. The container mounts to a dispensing apparatus 17 comprised of a pair of drive rollers 14 and an auger 16. Auger 16 dispenses, penetrates seal 15 and dispenses developer material from the bulk container 10 to a toner bottle 12. One skilled in the art will appreciate that toner bottle 12 is removed from an electrophotographic printing machine and transported to container 10 for refilling.

REFERENCE

U.S. Patent No. 5,495,323 to Murray 0. Meetze discloses a spiral toner cartridge having a puncturable seal for sealing the cartridge.

DP.5662

300 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 22, No. 6 NovembedDecember 1997

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