Removable toner cartridge universal adapter

  • US 20050135838A1
  • Filed: 12/19/2003
  • Published: 06/23/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A toner cartridge adapted to fit within a toner cartridge-receiving cavity of a printer, comprising:

  • a waste bin positioned at a leading end of said toner cartridge;

    a hopper connected to said waste bin at a trailing end of said waste bin;

    said waste bin and said hopper being fixedly interconnected to one another and being held against movement relative to one another when fully installed within said toner cartridge receiving cavity; and

    said waste bin having a leading end sculpted to mate with the cartridge receiving cavity of a plurality of printer families;

    whereby said toner cartridge fits differing printer models distributed by differing manufacturers.

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