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Toner Replenisher with Rotating Top Cover

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069291D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Caudill, AH Nieto, RL Petrovick, JM [+details]

Abstract

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.