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SPRING LATCHING MECHANISM FOR DRY INK BOTTLE LID

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026952D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A dry ink bottle lid must provide several functions if the material contained in the bottle is to be transferred, without complications, to the toner dispenser of an electrophotographic printing machine. Firstly, prior to installation, the lid on a full bottle ensures that the factory seal remains intact. Secondly, after installation, the lid forms an interface seal between a flange, on the bottle, and a mating gasket on the dispenser. Thirdly, when an empty bottle is removed from the printing machine, the lid prevents residual spillage.