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PLASTIC MOLDED HOUSING FOR A DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024558D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electrophotographic printing machine, a development system deposits toner particles on a latent image recorded on the photoconductive surface. During development, developer material is transported from the storage container to the latent image. A molded plastic storage container holds a supply of developer material therein. The plastic housing may be shaped by either compression molding or injection molding. Preferably, the housing may be made from a synthetic thermoplastic resin such as a polycarbonate. The plastic housing is made from a polycarbonate in an amount of 100 percent by weight. Alternatively, conductive particles such as carbon fibers may be dispersed throughout the polycarbonate resin in the amount of about 5 percent by weight with the polycarbonate resin being about 95 percent by weight. Still another embodiment of the housing may employ a polycarbonate resin of about 95 percent by weight having glass fibers dispersed therein in an amount of about 5 percent by weight. In lieu of polycarbonate, a polyvinylchloride in an amount of about 100 percent by weight may also be used.