Patent Number: 6,480,689

Title: Development station for a reproduction apparatus

Abstract: A magnetic brush development station including a housing forming, at least in part, a reservoir for developer material. A development roller is mounted within the housing for delivering developer material from the reservoir to a development zone. A plurality of rotatable augers are located in the housing for mixing developer material within the reservoir, and are arranged substantially side-by-side with respective parallel longitudinal axes, the most outboard of the plurality of augers being positioned to be raised and toward the center with respect to the housing of the development station. Accordingly the overall width of the development station is reduced while maintaining centerline distances between each of the plurality of augers so that individual augers do not interfere with one another.

Inventors: Jacobs; Michael E. (Rochester, NY)

Assignee: NexPress Solutions LLC

International Classification: G03G 15/09 (20060101); G03G 15/08 (20060101); G03G 015/08 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019