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TONER LEVEL SENSING DEVICE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022928D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

To indicate whether or not a container of toner should be added to a toner hopper of a xerographic reproduction machine, a low torque motor 10 is actuated, If at least one container of toner can be added to the hopper 12, a paddle 14 and a visual indicator 16 both rotate since each is connected to a motor shaft 18, indicating that the level of the toner is below the paddles If one container of toner cannot be added to the hopper 12, the motor 10 stalls