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Magnet-less Removable Toner Cartridge for Single-Component and Dual Component Development Systems
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2000.16.1.art00077_2  Published OnlineJanuary 2000
Abstract

The low-end color laser printer market has expanded rapidly in recent years. The design of small light-weight, high image quality, and low-cost color laser printers has been an issue. Authors have described a patented, magnet-less, removable toner cartridge in this article. This add-on low-cost cartridge can be designed such that it can be easily removed and replaced by a casual non-trained operator. Also, the replacement of the carrier in a dual-component development system can be easily accomplished in this way. These magnet-less cartridges can also be cost-effectively used in a single-component or a dual-component xerographic black & white printing, copying or faxing equipment. The architecture of color xerographic systems will be greatly simplified resulting in cost-savings and efficiency.At this stage, we have demonstrated the feasibility of the magnetic brush and the magnet-less cartridge concepts. Our commercialization strategy calls for licensing the patents and additional knowledge of the office equipment manufacturers.

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Ravi B. Sahay, Henry L. Alioth, "Magnet-less Removable Toner Cartridge for Single-Component and Dual Component Development Systemsin Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP16),  2000,  pp 727 - 730,  https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2000.16.1.art00077_2

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