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REMOTE TONER DISPENSER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024735D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electrophotographic printing machine, toner particles are employed to develop a latent image. After a period of time the toner particles are depleted from the developer material. In order to maintain a substantially uniform high quality copy, additional toner particles must be furnished to the developer material. As shown in Figure 1, toner dispenser 10 houses a supply of toner particles therein. A foam molded or formed belt 12 having pockets of a prescribed volume meter the required amount of toner particles from hopper 10 onto developer roller 16 mounted rotatably in housing 14.