Patent Number: 6,169,864

Title: Toner container including a movably mounted sealing member

Abstract: A container for storing a supply of toner therein includes a housing having an open end. A sealing member is mounted movably in the open end of the housing. The sealing member is adapted to move from a closed position sealing the open end of the housing to an open position enabling discharge of toner from the open position of the housing. A spring, in engagement with the sealing member, resiliently urges the sealing member from the open position to the closed position. In this way, the toner cartridge is sealed when remote from the printing machine and opens in response to being placed in the operative position in the printing machine.

Inventors: Baxendell; Douglas J. (Fairport, NY), Imes, IV; Clifford W. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: G03G 15/08 (20060101); G03G 015/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018