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MODIFIED FUNNEL FOR TONER FILL OPERATIONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027704D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a modified toner fill funnel having a vent tube that prevents clouding as toner pours into a developer cartridge. Normally, air inside the cartridge blows back through the funnel's neck making the filling process slow and messy. Figure 1 illustrates a side view of a vent tube assembly 10 installed in funnel 20. The vent tube 10 has vanes 12 and 14 that