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Supplying New Toner

Supplying New Toner patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

03/27/14 - 20140086639 - Image forming apparatus, toner case and drive transmission mechanism
An image forming apparatus includes a toner case containing a toner and an installed member in which the toner case is installed. The toner case has a case main body in which rotating members are installed, and a following coupling. The case main body has a discharge port discharging the...

03/13/14 - 20140072345 - Developer accommodating container, developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A developer accommodating unit includes: a flexible container, provided with an opening for permitting discharge of a developer, for accommodating the developer; and a frame for accommodating the flexible container and for accommodating the developer discharged from the flexible container. The flexible container includes a projected, portion projected from a...

03/06/14 - 20140064793 - Developing unit, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A developing unit includes: a frame; a flexible container, provided inside the frame, for accommodating a developer, wherein the flexible container includes an opening for permitting discharge of the developer; an urging member, provided inside the frame, for urging the flexible container to deform the flexible container; and a developer...

02/06/14 - 20140037340 - Developer unit and image forming apparatus
A developer unit for an image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a developer device having a developer agent carrier and a developer agent supplier, a developer agent container arranged in an upper position with respect to the developer device, and a curved wall, which separates the...

01/30/14 - 20140029983 - Toner resupply device and image forming apparatus
A toner resupply device having: a detector plate for detecting a surface of toner stored in a hopper; a douser that moves together with the detector plate; a fixing plate for fixing the detector plate and the douser integrally; and a toner sensor for detecting a phase of the douser....

01/30/14 - 20140029984 - Developer holding apparatus, image forming unit, and image forming apparatus
A developer holding apparatus includes a first chamber, a second chamber, a communication port, and a shutter. The first chamber holds a developer material therein. The second chamber is adjacent the first chamber, and holds the developer material therein. The first chamber communicates with the second chamber through the communication...

12/19/13 - 20130336679 - Developer containing unit, process cartridge, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus
A developer containing unit configured to contain a developer, the developer containing unit including: a flexible container configured to contain the developer and provided with an opening portion through which the developer is discharged; a frame configured to accommodate the flexible container; a pressure member provided in the frame and...

12/05/13 - 20130322925 - Image forming apparatus and toner case
An image forming apparatus includes a toner case, an apparatus main body and a cover. The toner case is attachably/detachably installed to the apparatus main body and includes a case main body having a discharge port discharging a toner, a shutter opening/closing the discharge port and a lever connected with...

12/05/13 - 20130322926 - Developer accommodating container, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus
A developer accommodating unit includes: a flexible container, provided with an opening for permitting discharge of a developer, for accommodating the developer; a frame for accommodating the flexible container and for accommodating the developer discharged from the flexible container; and an urging member, provided inside the frame, for urging the...

12/05/13 - 20130322927 - Powder container and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A powder container includes a container body to accommodate powder for image forming therein, the container body including an outlet at a bottom thereof through which the powder is supplied to a powder supply device and being detachably attachable to an image forming apparatus, a rotary member, an agitator supported...

11/28/13 - 20130315633 - Toner case and image forming apparatus
A toner case includes a case main body and a shutter, a lever, a rotating member and a transmitting member attached to the case main body. The case main body includes a discharge port discharging a toner. The shutter is rotatably attached to open/close the discharge port and includes a...

11/21/13 - 20130308985 - Device for automatically supplying toner to toner cartridge
The device for automatically supplying a toner to a toner cartridge of the present invention includes: a toner storage container for storing toners to be refilled; an outer container for containing the toner storage container; a toner supplying unit for supplying the toner stored in the toner storage container to...

10/31/13 - 20130287445 - Developing apparatus and image forming apparatus
A developing apparatus is provided, including a developing unit including a developing roller; a developer accommodating unit; a partition wall partitioning the developing unit and the developer accommodating unit; a supply port which makes communication between the developing unit and the developer accommodating unit; a transport member configured so that...

10/24/13 - 20130279942 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member that bears an electrostatic latent image; a developer container containing developer; a developing unit that develops the electrostatic latent image on the image bearing member with the developer; a tubular transport-path forming member that forms a transport path through which the...

10/10/13 - 20130266345 - Powder conveyance device and image forming apparatus including same
A powder conveyance device including a reciprocating displacement pump, through which powder, together with air, passes to be conveyed from an origin to a destination using negative pressure and positive pressure alternately generated in the reciprocating displacement pump by changing an internal volume of the reciprocating displacement pump, and a...

10/03/13 - 20130259533 - Toner bottle, supply unit, and image forming apparatus
A first shutter covers a first supply port formed in an outer peripheral surface of a main body, and can move in an outer peripheral direction along the outer peripheral surface of the main body. A pair of guiding members respectively formed on both ends of the first shutter guide...

09/26/13 - 20130251412 - Powder feed device and image forming apparatus
A powder feed device includes a casing having an opening for receiving a powder from a powder housing portion housing the powder, at least an inner side of the casing having a cylindrical shape; a transport member that is arranged in the casing, extends in a powder transport direction, and...

09/19/13 - 20130243490 - Drive transmission structure, developer transport device, and image forming apparatus
A drive transmission structure includes a driven shaft, a drive shaft, and a bearing member. The driven shaft has a drive receiving gear attached thereto and a first shaft portion near the drive receiving gear, to which a rotational force is transmitted. The drive shaft has a drive transmitting gear...

08/29/13 - 20130223890 - Developing device usable with image forming apparatus
A developing device usable with an image forming apparatus, which has an improved configuration to allow smooth flow of developer stored therein. The developing device includes a housing in which a developer receiving chamber is defined, a partition to divide the developer receiving chamber into a first developer receiving chamber...

08/22/13 - 20130216269 - Nozzle, image forming apparatus, and method of deriving powder
A nozzle is provided. The nozzle includes a gas injection unit, a sieve body, and a derivation unit. The gas injection unit is adapted to inject a gas into a powder container containing a powder. The sieve body includes a cylinder, a filter, and a blade. The cylinder has a...

08/22/13 - 20130216270 - Sieve device, supply unit, developing unit, image forming apparatus, and method of supplying toner particles
A sieve device is provided. The sieve device includes a sieve body and an introduction unit. The sieve body includes a cylinder, a filter, and a blade. The cylinder is adapted to be supplied with toner particles. The filter is disposed at a bottom of the cylinder. The blade is...

08/22/13 - 20130216271 - Sieve device, powder transporting unit, image forming apparatus, and method of transporting powder
The blade is rotatable about a rotation axis that intersects with the filter in proximity to the filter. The inlet unit is adapted to introduce the powder into the sieve body....

08/15/13 - 20130209140 - Developer supply container and developer supplying system
A developer supply container includes a developer accommodating portion for accommodating a developer; a discharge opening for permitting discharging of the developer from the developer accommodating portion; a drive inputting portion for receiving a driving force; a pump portion capable of being driven by the driving force received by the...

08/08/13 - 20130202328 - Intermediate hopper and image forming apparatus
An intermediate hopper has a toner reception tub; a partition for dividing an internal space of the toner reception tub; a first and a second toner conveyance path separated by the partition; a first toner conveyance screw being provided in the first toner conveyance path; a second toner conveyance screw...

08/08/13 - 20130202329 - Intermediate hopper and image forming apparatus
An intermediate hopper has a toner reception tub, a partition for dividing an internal space of the toner reception tub; a first and a second toner conveyance path; a first toner conveyance screw being provided in the first toner conveyance path; a second toner conveyance screw being provided in the...

08/01/13 - 20130195509 - Toner conveying path forming member, toner replenishment unit, and image forming apparatus
A toner conveying path forming member forms a toner conveying path with a hollow capable of conveying toner. The toner conveying path forming member includes an inner wall a part of which is pressed by an elastic toner conveying member provided in the toner conveying path; and a protrusion that...

08/01/13 - 20130195510 - Image forming apparatus and toner case
An image forming apparatus includes a toner case, a driving mechanism and an installed part. The toner case includes a container main body, a rotating member and a transmission coupling. The container main body is provided with a discharge port configured to discharge a toner. The rotating member is installed...

07/25/13 - 20130188994 - Image forming apparatus and developer container therefor
An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of developing units respectively including developer inlets, the developing units are arranged side by side in a first direction, a plurality of developer containers to contain developers to be supplied to the plurality of developing units and respectively including developer outlets, the developer...

07/18/13 - 20130183064 - Developer unit for an image forming apparatus
A developer unit for an image forming apparatus is provided. The developer unit includes a developer device with a developer agent carrier and a developer agent supplier, and a developer agent container, which contains the developer agent and is arranged in a lower position with respect to the developer device....

07/18/13 - 20130183065 - Developer container, developing device, process cartridge, image forming device, and developer refilling method
A first developer container delivers developer to a second developer container, the first developer container including a first opening to be engaged with the second developer container and to deliver the developer; and a conveyor to convey the developer and to deliver the developer through the first opening....

07/04/13 - 20130170861 - Toner cartridge having a pivoting exit port cover
A toner cartridge for use in an image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner therein. The housing has an exit port in fluid communication with the reservoir. A cover is mounted on an exterior portion of the housing that is...

07/04/13 - 20130170862 - Toner cartridge with pressure equalization system
A toner cartridge having a pressure equalization system for equalizing a pressure differential between a toner reservoir in the toner cartridge and a toner sump developer unit containing ingested air utilizing a ducted shutter that opens and closes an exit port on the housing of the toner cartridge in combination...

07/04/13 - 20130170863 - Imaging apparatus assembly with pressure equalization
An assembly in an imaging apparatus comprising a developer unit and a toner cartridge having a pressure equalization system for equalizing a pressure differential between a toner reservoir in the toner cartridge and a toner sump of a developer unit containing ingested air. A ducted shutter that opens and closes...

07/04/13 - 20130170864 - Toner cartridge having a shutter lock mechanism
A toner cartridge for use in an image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner therein. The housing has an exit port in fluid communication with the reservoir. A shutter is positioned at the exit port that is movable between an...

07/04/13 - 20130170865 - Toner cartridge having a shutter lock mechanism
A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner and an exit port in fluid communication therewith. A movable shutter is positioned at the exit port. A linkage is operatively connected to the shutter to open the shutter upon being actuated by...

07/04/13 - 20130170866 - Toner cartridge having a shutter lock mechanism
A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner and an exit port in fluid communication therewith. A movable shutter is positioned at the exit port. A linkage is operatively connected to the shutter to open the shutter upon being actuated by...

07/04/13 - 20130170867 - Toner cartridges having positional control features
A toner cartridge for use in an image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for containing toner therein. The housing has an exit port in fluid communication with the reservoir to permit toner from the reservoir to pass out of the housing. A...

07/04/13 - 20130170868 - Toner cartridge for use in an image forming device
A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing that defines a reservoir for containing toner. An exit port in fluid communication with the reservoir faces downward on the front of the housing near a first side. A shutter positioned at the exit port is movable between an...

07/04/13 - 20130170869 - Movable toner port cover member for a replaceable unit of an imaging device
A rotating cover on the developer unit of an imaging apparatus to prevent toner leaks from the toner entry port of the developer unit. When installing a toner cartridge, the cartridge contacts a surface to cause the cover to rotate to an open position, thereby exposing the toner port for...

07/04/13 - 20130170870 - Detachable toner cartridge and image forming apparatus including the same
An image forming apparatus includes a toner cartridge that has an inner shutter and an outer shutter and is attached to and detached from a main body through a door disposed on a main body. The outer shutter moves to a position in which toner is allowed to be discharged...

06/27/13 - 20130164039 - Developer accommodating container, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus
A developer accommodating unit includes: a flexible container, provided with an opening for permitting discharge of a developer, for accommodating the developer; a frame for accommodating the flexible container and for accommodating the developer discharged from the flexible container; and an urging member, provided inside the frame, for urging the...

06/27/13 - 20130164040 - Developing device, cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus
A developing device includes: a flexible container, provide with an opening, for accommodating the developer; a frame for accommodating the container; an urging member, rotatably provided inside the frame, for urging the container by rotation thereof to deform the container; and a developer carrying member for carrying the developer on...

06/20/13 - 20130156470 - Developer replenishment container accommodating apparatus, developer replenishment container, and image forming apparatus
A developer replenishment container accommodating apparatus in which a developer replenishment container is removably put in a main body of the accommodating apparatus, which replenishes a developer while rotating the developer replenishment container, the accommodating apparatus including: a holding portion provided on the main body of the accommodating apparatus and...

05/30/13 - 20130136502 - Development device and image forming apparatus including same
A development device includes a developer introduction port, a developer conveyance portion, a first conveyance ability suppressing portion, and a connecting conveyance portion. The conveyance ability suppressing portion is disposed on a downstream side of the developer introduction port in a first direction in which the developer is conveyed in...

05/30/13 - 20130136503 - Developing mechanism and image forming apparatus
The present application discloses a developing mechanism including a developing device for developing electrostatic latent images and a container containing developer. The developing device includes a carrier carrying and supplying the developer to the electrostatic latent images; a first housing having a feed port through which the developer is fed;...

05/30/13 - 20130136504 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a main body, a developing device, a support frame, a developer case, and an intermediate hopper. The support frame selectively positions the developing device to a detachment position and a developing position. The intermediate hopper includes a first hopper, a second hopper, and a third...

05/23/13 - 20130129389 - Developing device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus including the same
An electrophotographic image forming apparatus including first and second developing devices to develop electrostatic latent images formed on first and second photosensitive bodies, each of the first and second developing devices comprise a first toner containing unit to contain a toner, the second developing device further including a second toner...

05/23/13 - 20130129390 - Developing device, process cartridge, and electrophotographic image forming apparatus
In a developing device, a rotation shaft is provided with a developer feeding member, a cleaning member, and a receiving portion. The receiving portion is provided downstream of the developer feeding member and upstream of a light transmitting member, provided to a wall surface of a developer accommodating chamber of...

05/16/13 - 20130121731 - Developer transporting device and image forming apparatus
A developer transporting device includes a transporting device body having an inlet, an inlet cover member that opens and closes the inlet, a container having an outlet, an outlet cover member that opens and closes the outlet, a restraining member that restrains an opening movement of the inlet cover member,...

05/16/13 - 20130121732 - Developer transporting device and image forming apparatus
A developer transporting device includes a transporting device body including a transporting portion having an inlet, a developer container including a container portion having an outlet connected to the inlet and a cover member that is movable between positions for opening and closing the outlet, a first contact portion supported...

05/09/13 - 20130114980 - Dual toner replenisher assembly for continuously variable gloss
A color image forming machine is provided having a plurality of xerographic marking engines, each forming associated color separations that are combined to produce a color print image. Each marking engine includes a dual replenisher assembly having first and second reservoirs containing respective toners of different gloss levels. The reservoirs...