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Toner Load System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049535D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Barkley, JA Chikuma, TK Knepper, JA [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an assembly for loading dry toner powder into the reservoir of a replenisher apparatus within a bottle which is inverted and secured to the cover of the reservoir in an arrangement in which both the bottle and reservoir cover remain closed. Further relative movement between the bottle and the cover is needed to open the closures to permit toner to flow from the bottle into the replenisher. After filling the reservoir, the bottle may be removed without toner spillage even though the bottle has not been completely emptied.