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LOW TONER SENSOR (ELECTROMECHANICAL)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023639D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In the figure a toner bottle 2 is mounted over a hopper 4- The hopper has flexible wall 6 which when bent outward, closes microswitch 8 when the hopper is full but which gradually relaxes inward as the amount of toner decreases. When the toner in the hopper reaches a critically low point the micro-switch is opened activating a low toner indicator,