TONER CARTRIDGE SEAL WIPER
Original Publication Date: 1998-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A paper strip is adhesively attached over the opening of a toner cartridge, sealing the entrance for shipment. After the cartridge is placed in the machine, the strip is peeled back by hand to expose the opening, thereby allowing toner to enter the developer housing. Presently, the strip can possibly carry a substantial mount of loosely adhered toner and can act as a coil spring, rolling up and splattering toner over the side of the copier and possibly onto the paper tray located below the toner cartridge in the lower unit of the machine.