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SLIDE GATE VALVE FOR POWDER CONTAINERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025802D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In Xerox 9000 family copiers, reclaimed toner is deposited in a bottle for collection from a flexible bellows hose. When the bottle is removed from connection with the hose for disposal of collected toner, the opened hose end spills toner, creating a dirt problem in and around the copier. If the bottle is not removed before it is completely filled, then the toner will back up into the bellows and eventually fill it, creating an extreme toner dump when the bottle is removed.