Ergonomic toner cartridge

  • US 7,257,356 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2006
  • Issued: 08/14/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/19/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A removable toner cartridge for an imaging apparatus comprising:

  • a wastebin;

    a hopper;

    a flat mounting surface adapted to receive a first circuit board;

    a blocking structure that prevents placement of a replacement circuit board into overlying relation to said first circuit board;

    a microswitch actuating tab formed on a wall of said wastebin;

    a hopper torque tab receptacle adapted to receive a hopper torque tab formed in said hopper thereby limiting lateral movement between said hopper and said wastebin when a lateral force is applied to said hopper; and

    a handle in the center of an end of the cartridge;

    said handle adapted to direct a user'"'"'s hand to the center of the cartridge when inserting or removing said cartridge from the cartridge receiving cavity of a printer.

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