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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.

07/31/14 - 20140212181 - Cartridge, developing cartridge, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A cartridge detachably mountable to a main assembly of an image forming apparatus includes: a frame; a flexible developer bag, provided with an opening and provided inside the frame, for containing a developer; and an elastic member for discharging the developer through the opening by acting on the developer bag....

07/31/14 - 20140212182 - Developer storage body, image forming unit and image forming apparatus
A developer storage body includes a storage portion in which a developer is stored, a supplying opening through which the developer is ejected, and a conveying member provided in the storage portion. The conveying member is rotatable about a rotation axis so as to convey the developer to the supplying...

07/24/14 - 20140205327 - Developing device and image forming apparatus
A developing device includes a developer container, a developing unit, a developer outlet and a replenishment developer inlet. The developer container contains a developer composed of a toner and a first carrier. The developing unit develops an electrostatic latent image on an image carrier using the developer. The developer outlet...

07/17/14 - 20140199096 - Developer accommodating unit, developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A developer accommodating unit for accommodating a developer includes: a flexible container provided with a plurality of openings for permitting discharge of developer. The openings are formed and arranged in a longitudinal direction of the developer accommodating unit. The openings have opening areas such that with respect to the longitudinal...

07/03/14 - 20140186075 - Toner container and image forming apparatus
A toner container includes a housing and a shutter. The housing includes a toner accommodating chamber. A communication hole is formed in the housing. The communication hole communicates an interior with an exterior of the toner accommodating chamber. The communication hole also includes a replenishment hole, through which toner is...

06/26/14 - 20140178104 - Apparatus and systems including an imaging module and developer module installable in an electrostatographic printing system
A module installable in an electrostatographic printing apparatus includes a first housing suitable for retaining marking material, and extending substantially a width of a rotatable charge receptor. The first housing includes an input port and an output port. The module includes a second housing external to the first housing, the...

06/19/14 - 20140169834 - Toner supply device and image forming apparatus
A toner supply device includes a toner storage, a supply opening, a toner conveyer, a toner supply opening, and an air passage. The toner storage stores toner. Through the supply opening, the toner is supplied to a developing device. The toner conveyer includes an area of space different from an...

06/19/14 - 20140169835 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming station including a developing device for developing a latent image formed on an image bearing member, using toner; a toner container for accommodating toner, the toner container including an expansion-and-contraction portion capable of being expanded and contracted in a longitudinal direction thereof;...

06/19/14 - 20140169836 - Developer supply container and developer supplying system
A developer supply container includes a developer accommodating portion for accommodating developer; a discharge opening for discharging the developer from said developer accommodating portion; a pump portion capable of changing an internal pressure of said developer accommodating portion so as to discharge the developer through said discharge opening; a venting...

06/05/14 - 20140153970 - Systems and methods for facilitating advanced toner dispensing from rotating toner cartridge components
A system and method are provided for improving powder material dispensing from containers, including toner dispensing from rotating toner cartridge components. The disclosed systems and methods separately agitate a rotating toner bottle, including an apparently, or indicated, expended toner bottle, in an image forming device to dislodge residual toner in...

06/05/14 - 20140153971 - Toner container
In one example, a toner container for an electrophotographic printer includes a toner supply reservoir having a capacity sufficient to store enough toner to print a minimum number of pages that corresponds to a predetermined expected useful life of the printer. In another example, a toner container for an electrophotographic...

05/29/14 - 20140147173 - Developer supplying device and image forming apparatus
A developer supplying device includes an inflow path; a guide path having an inlet to which a lower end of the inflow path is connected, the guide path extending diagonally downward from the inlet, the guide path guiding the developer to a developing unit; and a transport unit disposed in...

05/22/14 - 20140140735 - Developer material holding apparatus, supporting apparatus that supports the developer material holding apparatus, and image forming apparatus
A toner cartridge is supported on a supporting apparatus and includes a chamber that holds toner therein. A shutter has a first engagement portion and is slidably mounted on the toner cartridge and is configured to open and close the opening. A second engagement portion is formed on a body...

05/22/14 - 20140140736 - Toner case and image forming apparatus
A toner case includes a case main body, an attachment member and a conveying member. The case main body has a discharge port configured to discharge a toner. The attachment member is provided at the case main body to be rotatable in normal and reverse rotation directions around a rotation...

05/15/14 - 20140133889 - Developer conveyance device and image forming apparatus
A developer conveyance device includes a developer reservoir for containing developer, and a positive-displacement pump to alternately generate positive pressure and negative pressure by varying a volume of space therein to transport developer from the developer reservoir to a destination. When Qp represents a volume of developer moved by a...

04/17/14 - 20140105650 - Toner transport structure and image forming apparatus
A toner transport structure has a transport passage that extends in an intersecting direction that intersects a vertical direction. The toner transport structure includes a path member that has an upper end and a lower end, an exit on a lower end side thereof, and an entrance on an upper...

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...