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LOW TONER SENSOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025415D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Low toner sensors for use in electrophotographic copiers are known to those skilled in the art. This disclosure relates to a low toner sensor. In the toner sump of a development assembly (not shown) there is an agitator assembly 1 (shown from the side view), which comprises a multi-armed agitator 2 connected through the agitator drive gear 3. Agitator 2 is connected to agitator drive gear 3 such that it can rotate freely of the drive gear. Agitator drive gear 3 is driven by power drive gear 4 which is connected to a main drive system (not shown).