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OUT OF TONER SENSOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025181D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an electrostatographic reproducing apparatus in use today, various schemes are used to determine whether the toner dispenser needs filling. The small compact machines sometimes rely on the operator making a judgment that toner is required in the dispenser if the copy is too light, and adjusting the toner addition rate to improve copy darkness. In machines equipt with toner dispensers including an auger, if the auger is not completely empty when the toner bottle is out of