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TONER SPLASH GUARD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027629D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a toner splash guard or shield for use in, for example, xerographic printing devices, which reduces or eliminates toner spillage and concomitant hardware and area contamination problems resulting from toner spillage. The toner splash guard, reference the phantom lines in the figure, comprises a housing which is added to an existing toner dispenser assembly that surrounds the toner bottle delivery port or opening when the

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TONER SPLASH GUARD

Douglas T. Rabjohns James S. Stoll

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 399/358 Int. C1. G03g 15/06

Disclosed is a toner splash guard or shield for use in, for example, xerographic printing devices, which reduces or eliminates toner spillage and concomitant hardware and area contamination problems resulting from toner spillage. The toner splash guard, reference the phantom lines in the figure, comprises a housing which is added to an existing toner dispenser assembly that surrounds the toner bottle delivery port or opening when the

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TONER SPLASH GUARD (CONT'D)

bottle is inserted into, and while resident in the dispenser assembly. The guard effectively isolates toner particles within the area where the toner bottle and toner dispenser assembly mate thereby preventing the escape of toner particles to other areas of the machine or external to the printing device. The splash guard is particularly effective in containing toner particles during toner bottle removal or replacement operations. The splash guard housing can be constructed of, for example, a suitable injection molded, light weight plastic or related material and which housing can be readily cleaned or replaced by field service personnel if desired.

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