Toner Replenisher with Rotating Top Cover
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
This article relates to a toner replenisher and shows an accordion door for closing off the replenisher bin except while toner is being added. As such, foreign objects such as paper clips, pencils, etc., are kept out of the bin. Also, the disclosed mechanism requires the operator to turn the cartridge over after filling the bin so that toner does not spill out as the cartridge is removed.