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DEVICE TO INDICATE PROPER INSERTION OF TONER BOTTLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026289D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A device for indicating the proper positioning of a toner bottle in use is disclosed. As shown in the figure, a color flagging system, that is highly visible to the user/operator, is enabled by a cantilevered pivot switch arm. When the flag indicator is green the toner reservoir is properly positioned. When the flag indicator is red improper positioning and a possible spill risk condition exists. A small misalignment or malpositioning of the toner bottle in situ will result in a large movement of the flag because of the pivot ratio of the cantilevered switching arm.