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MAGNETIC RETENTION OF DEVELOPER DURING COPIER TRANSPORTATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027021D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

When a xerographic copier is moved or transported, the housing may tip or shift resulting in the developer material shifting or leaking out of the developer housing. Three remedies to this problem are presented with reference to Figures 1-3. Referring to Figure 1, a toner cartridge 8 is shown in relation to a portion of a copier developer housing 10. Prior to movement of the copier the user installs bar magnets 12,14 along the length of the housing which are typically of aluminum construction. The magnets magnetically capture the loose ferrous developer material within the housing in a stable position during transport Once the machine move is completed, the bars are removed and stored.