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Venting system for a toner cartridge for use with an image forming device
12/18/14 - 20140369719 - A toner cartridge for an electrophotographic image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a reservoir for storing toner. The toner cartridge includes a first vent having an inlet opening positioned to receive air from outside the housing, an outlet opening positioned to exit the received...

Toner housing container and image forming apparatus
11/27/14 - 20140348550 - Toner housing container includes: container body housing a toner; conveying portion conveying the toner from longer direction one end of container body to its other end at which container opening portion is provided; pipe receiving port receiving a conveying pipe fixed to toner conveying device; and uplifting portion moving the...

Developing cartridge and image forming device with pressing member
11/13/14 - 20140334849 - A developing cartridge that maintains a pressing condition to press a developer carrier against the image carrier is described. The developing cartridge may include a coil spring that presses the developer carrier against the image carrier. The coil spring may include a handle that transmits a pressing force to the...

Powder container and image forming apparatus
09/25/14 - 20140286680 - A powder container includes a body and a pair of walls that blocks one longitudinal end of the body and the other longitudinal end of the body. Powder is accommodated within the powder container which is mounted to an apparatus using the powder in a posture where a longitudinal direction...

Method and apparatus for reducing residual toner in a rotating container
09/18/14 - 20140270855 - An approach is provided for reducing an amount of residual toner remaining in a rotating container. The approach involves rotating a rotatable vessel configured to contain a toner. The rotatable vessel includes a body section having a substantially round cross-section, a first end at one axial end of the body...

Method and apparatus for reducing residual toner in a rotating container
09/18/14 - 20140270856 - An approach is provided for reducing an amount of residual toner remaining in a rotating container. The approach involves causing a rotatable vessel configured to contain a toner to be rotated by way of a drive train. The rotatable vessel includes a body section having a substantially round cross-section, a...

Method and apparatus for reducing residual toner in a rotating container
09/18/14 - 20140270857 - An approach is provided for reducing an amount of residual toner remaining in a rotating container. The approach involves rotating a rotatable vessel configured to contain a toner. The approach also involves a causing a plurality of beads that include at least one material configured to be attracted to a...

Image-forming device having holder unit, in which toner box is detachably mounted
09/18/14 - 20140270858 - In an image forming device, a holder unit is movable in a moving direction between an accommodated position and a pull-out position. A plurality of toner boxes are detachably attachable to the holder unit in one to one correspondence with the plurality of developing units. Each toner box is detachably...

Powder container and image forming apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140270859 - A powder conveying device includes: a conveying nozzle, provided with a powder receiving opening; an open/close member to open/close the powder receiving opening; a flange provided to the open/close member; a biasing member to bias the open/close member; and a container setting section to which a part of a powder...

Developer supply container and developer supplying system
08/21/14 - 20140233986 - The developer supply container is provided with a drive converting mechanism for converting the rotational force received from the main assembly side to a force for operating a volume changing type pump....

Toner container
08/14/14 - 20140227009 - A toner container installed in an image forming apparatus includes a toner container main body having a predetermined length and in which toner is accommodated, a discharge port through which the toner is discharged from the toner container main body, a shutter which opens and closes the discharge port, a...

Heat sealed remanufactured toner cartridge
07/10/14 - 20140193177 - A remanufactured toner cartridge includes a wall defining a fill hole that is used to refill the cartridge with toner. A patch covers the fill hole, and a heat activated adhesive non-removably attaches the patch to the wall. The fill hole can be formed with a heat knife such that...

Toner cartridge
06/19/14 - 20140169837 - Disclosed is a toner cartridge. The toner cartridge comprises a rotary container body, a toner discharge port, a sealing component, a connection component and a transmission component. The toner discharge port is placed on the rotary container body. The sealing component is placed inside the toner discharge port. The connection...

Developing cartridge
06/05/14 - 20140153973 - A developing cartridge includes: a developing roller that is rotatable about a developing roller axis line, which extends in a predetermined direction; a supply roller, which is rotatable about a supply roller axis line, which extends in the predetermined direction, and which supplies developer to the developing roller; a developing...

Developer supply container and developer supplying system
06/05/14 - 20140153974 - A developer supply container 1 for supplying a developer through a developer receiving portion 11 displaceably provided in a developer receiving apparatus 8 to which said developer supply container 1 is detachably mountable, said developer supply container 1 includes a developer accommodating portion 2c for accommodating a developer; and an...

Printer with toner container
05/22/14 - 20140140738 - In one example, a printer includes a printer housing, a photoconductor to apply toner to a print substrate, a developer to apply toner to the photoconductor, a light source to expose parts of the photoconductor to light, and a toner container to supply toner to the developer. The toner container...

Powder container and image forming apparatus
05/15/14 - 20140133890 - A powder container includes a container body for storing powder, the container body having an introduction port from which the powder is introduced; a transport member having one end provided, in a rotatable manner, on a side wall of the container body, at a position below the introduction port, and...

Cap configuration for a toner cartridge
05/08/14 - 20140126934 - Aspects described herein relate to a cap for a toner cartridge. In one example, the cap may be configured to close a toner supply opening of the toner cartridge. According to one or more aspects, the cap may include a sealing or covering portion configured to cover the toner supply...

Toner container, image forming apparatus including same, and connecting structure for connecting toner container and image forming apparatus
05/01/14 - 20140119780 - A toner container includes a cylindrical container body, a cap having a toner outlet, and a shutter. The cap includes a primary positioning primary positioning hole, formed in a top front surface perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the toner container, extending in the longitudinal direction, to determine an installation...

Powder accommodation container, image forming apparatus and manufacturing method of the image forming apparatus
04/17/14 - 20140105651 - A powder accommodation container includes an accommodation container body, a regulation member, and a transport member. The accommodation container body has a hole portion to outside and accommodates powder. The regulation member is provided in the hole portion to regulate a passage of the powder accommodated in the accommodation container...

Powder accommodation container, image forming apparatus and manufacturing method of the image forming apparatus
04/17/14 - 20140105652 - A powder accommodation container includes an accommodation container body, a regulation member, and a transport member. The accommodation container body has a hole portion to outside and accommodates powder. The regulation member is provided in the hole portion to regulate a passage of the powder accommodated in the accommodation container...

Volumetric toner cartridge having driven toner platform
03/20/14 - 20140079438 - A toner cartridge for an imaging apparatus having a housing including two opposed end walls and an elongated body therebetween and an exit port. An inner surface of the body defines a toner reservoir that is communication with the exit port. A drive shaft is rotatably mounted within the housing....

Volumetric toner cartridge having driven detachable toner platform
03/20/14 - 20140079439 - A toner cartridge for an imaging apparatus having a housing including two opposed end walls and an elongated body therebetween and an exit port. An inner surface of the body defines a toner reservoir that is in communication with the exit port. A drive shaft is rotatably mounted within the...

Volumetric toner cartridge having removable exit paddle
03/20/14 - 20140079440 - A toner cartridge for an electrophotographic device including a housing having a reservoir that is in fluid communication with an exit port. A first end wall has a recess on an inner surface thereof in fluid communication with the reservoir and the exit port. A partially threaded drive shaft has...

Volumetric toner cartridge having toner agitators
03/20/14 - 20140079441 - A toner cartridge for an imaging device having a housing having a toner reservoir and an exit port in fluid communication with the toner reservoir. A drive shaft rotatably mounts within the toner reservoir. A toner platform is movably coupled to the drive shaft and is nonrotatable but slidable relative...

Developer accommodating container, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
03/13/14 - 20140072346 - A developer accommodating container for accommodating a developer for image formation, includes a first flexible member having a three-dimensional shape; a second flexible member for forming a space for accommodating the developer by covering a part of the first flexible member; wherein the developer accommodating container is constituted by bonding...

Developer accommodating container, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
03/13/14 - 20140072347 - A developer accommodating container for accommodating a developer for image formation, comprising: a first flexible member having a three-dimensional shape; a second flexible member for forming a space for accommodating the developer by covering a part of the first flexible member; wherein the developer accommodating container is constituted by bonding...

Developer container, developer replenishing device, developing device, and image forming apparatus using same
03/06/14 - 20140064794 - A developer container removably installable in an apparatus body of an image forming apparatus includes a container body to contain developer, a cap connectable to the container body, the cap including a supply opening, and a flange projecting beyond an outer circumferential surface of the cap in a radial direction...

Powder material container and image forming apparatus provided therewith, and powder material replenishing method
03/06/14 - 20140064795 - A powder material container is disclosed, including an elongated tubular container body; and a cap which has formed a temporary containing space which is communicably connected in the longitudinal direction of the container body to an opening of the container body to temporarily contain a powder material conveyed from the...

Image forming apparatus and developing cartridge
02/20/14 - 20140050508 - A developing cartridge includes a case having a first sidewall and a second sidewall opposite to the first sidewall, and a developing roller disposed between the first sidewall and second sidewall. The developing roller can include a developing roller shaft and a developing roller member configured to carry a developing...

Toner container and image forming apparatus
02/20/14 - 20140050509 - A toner container and an image forming apparatus are disclosed. The toner container includes a guiding member formed at a part surrounding a toner outlet to be protruded from a circumferential surface of the toner container for guiding an opening or closing operation of a shutter member in a circumferential...

Toner container
02/06/14 - 20140037341 - A toner container is configured to be insertable into an image forming device. The toner container comprises a toner container body including a toner chamber in which toner is stored and a toner discharge port provided at one end portion, a cover portion configured to cover the toner container body,...

Image forming device and cartridge configuration
01/30/14 - 20140029985 - A developer cartridge according to one aspect of the invention is attachable to a photoconductor unit that comprises a photoconductive drum. The developer cartridge may comprise a developing frame defining a developer container configured to contain developer, the developing frame having a first side and a second side; a developing...

Developing device and image forming apparatus having the same
01/23/14 - 20140023405 - A developing device is provided that facilitates developing agent delivery upward. A cartridge includes a developing roller, a supply roller, and a container disposed below the supply roller. The container can have an upper portion formed with an opening having upper and lower edges. A conveying member can be rotatably...

Developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
01/23/14 - 20140023406 - A developing device includes: a first conveying unit provided within a developing agent storage chamber and that is configured to convey a developing agent from one end of the developing agent storage chamber to another end of the developing agent storage chamber in a longitudinal direction of a developing agent...

Image forming apparatus
01/23/14 - 20140023407 - An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a drum unit which holds photosensitive drums in parallel, a developing cartridge which is detachably mounted in the drum unit, a translation member which is provided in the apparatus body to be movable linearly, a shaft which is provided on the tandem...

Developer supply container and developer supplying system
01/16/14 - 20140016967 - The developer supply container is provided with a drive converting mechanism for converting the rotational force received from the main assembly side to a force for operating a volume changing type pump....

Developer accommodating unit, process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus
12/26/13 - 20130343785 - A developer accommodating unit for accommodating a developer for image formation includes a flexible container provided with an opening 35a for permitting discharge of the developer, a frame for accommodating the flexible container and for accommodating the developer to be discharged from the flexible container, and an urging member 21...

Powder container and image forming apparatus incorporating same
12/12/13 - 20130330105 - A powder container includes a rotatable powder chamber for containing powder used for forming images, having an opening on a first side in an axial direction of the powder container, a conveyor to transport powder contained in the powder chamber to the first side from a second side in the...

Toner container and manufacturing method for toner container
12/12/13 - 20130330106 - A toner container includes a cylindrical container body, having a first opening in a first end thereof and a notch in a circumferential surface thereof continuous with the first opening in the first end, a flange member to engage the first opening and the notch in the container body and...

Developer transport member and developing apparatus
12/05/13 - 20130322928 - There is provided a developer transport member including a rotatable member, a main body configured to transport the developer by being rotated in accordance with rotation of the rotatable member, and a metal spring configured to bias the main body....

Packing structure of developer container
11/28/13 - 20130315634 - Disclosed is a packing structure of a developer container, including a developer container that contains a developer and is formed with a supply port for supply of the developer, a transport member that is provided in the developer container and transports the developer to the supply port while stirring the...

Toner container
11/21/13 - 20130308986 - A toner container includes a toner container body having a toner chamber for housing a toner inside, a toner discharge port provided at one end of the toner container body, a cover portion having front edge and rear edge. The toner container also includes a projection provided near the discharge...

Image forming apparatus and toner case
10/24/13 - 20130279943 - An image forming apparatus includes a toner case and an installed part. The toner case includes a discharge port discharging a toner. To the installed part, the toner case is detachably installed. On the circumference of the toner case, a locking piece is provided. The installed part includes a locking...

Electrophotographic toner
10/24/13 - 20130279944 - An electrophotographic toner contains an electron donating color former compound, an electron accepting color developing agent, and a binder resin, wherein a toluene insoluble content in the electrophotographic toner is 10% by mass or more and 40% by mass or less, and the toner is decolorized by heating....

Powder container, powder supply device and image forming apparatus
10/17/13 - 20130272750 - Provided is a powder container having a new structure capable of stable discharge and transport of a powder contained in a container by enabling the powder to be reliably discharged to the outside of the package while preventing the powder from spilling and flying out of the container. The powder...

Developer container, developing device including developer container, and image forming apparatus including developing device
10/10/13 - 20130266346 - A developer container is fitted in a first direction to an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a sheet. The developer container includes a main body and a protrusion. An inner space filled with a developer is formed in the man body. The protrusion protrudes outward from an...

Developer container, developing device, process unit, and image forming apparatus
10/10/13 - 20130266347 - The developer container includes a rotator that is rotated in the container body, a sequence of gears disposed outside the developer container that transmits a torque to the rotator, and a container guiding portion that fits with a main body side guiding portion and guides the developer container in a...

Toner container
10/03/13 - 20130259535 - A toner container installed in an image forming apparatus includes a toner container main body having a predetermined length and in which toner is accommodated, a discharge port through which the toner is discharged from the toner container main body, a shutter which opens and closes the discharge port, a...

Developing cartridge
10/03/13 - 20130259536 - A process cartridge, which includes a developing cartridge and a photosensitive cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus including a driving force output part and a feeding part, is provided. The developing cartridge includes a developer carrier, a first electrode provided at one side thereof, and a driving force...

Powder container and image forming apparatus
08/22/13 - 20130216272 - A powder container includes a body and a pair of walls that blocks one longitudinal end of the body and the other longitudinal end of the body. Powder is accommodated within the powder container which is mounted to an apparatus using the powder in a posture where a longitudinal direction...

Powder container and image forming apparatus
08/22/13 - 20130216273 - A powder container includes a body and a pair of walls that block one end of the body and the other end. The powder container is mountable in an apparatus. The body has an opening in a location closer to the one end to supply the powder to the apparatus....

Toner cartridge having positional control features
08/15/13 - 20130209141 - A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing that has an elongated shape extending from a first side to a second side. The housing defines a reservoir for containing toner therein. An exit port is in fluid communication with the reservoir and faces downward on the front...

Toner cartridge having a pivoting exit port cover
07/04/13 - 20130170872 - 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...

Toner container and image forming apparatus
05/23/13 - 20130129391 - A toner container and an image forming apparatus are disclosed. The toner container includes a guiding member formed at a part surrounding a toner outlet to be protruded from a circumferential surface of the toner container for guiding an opening or closing operation of a shutter member in a circumferential...

Image forming apparatus and cartridge for the use therewith
04/25/13 - 20130101319 - An image forming apparatus and a cartridge for use therewith are provided. The image forming apparatus includes a main body; a cartridge that stores a developer; a supporting member that receives the cartridge; and a side cover that covers the supporting member, where the supporting member is rotatably supported by...

Toner cartridge and image forming apparatus having toner cartridge
03/28/13 - 20130078005 - A toner cartridge has first and second toner hosing portions configured to house toner. The first toner housing portion has a first bottom part that is arcuately curved. The second toner housing portion has a second bottom part that is arcuately curved. The second bottom part is next to the...

Toner supply system and toner container
03/14/13 - 20130064577 - A toner supply system having: a receiving section that is set in a body of an image forming apparatus so as not to rotate; and a substantially cylindrical toner container that is mountable in and dismountable from the receiving section and that can be driven to rotate on an axis...

Powder container, powder conveying apparatus, and image forming apparatus
02/14/13 - 20130039678 - A powder container (61) includes a powder containing unit (66) which has an opening portion formed at one end portion thereof, is configured to contain a powder (T) therein and, is formed of a flexible material so as to be deformable. When a delivery member (81) is pressed inward from...

Carbon powder supply cartridge
02/07/13 - 20130034370 - Disclosed is a toner cartridge, which comprises a case, a toner outlet and a gate that can slide to close the toner outlet. The inside of the gate has a bump which can be resisted by the opening mechanism to open the toner outlet. The outside of the gate has...

Toner supply container and image forming apparatus
01/10/13 - 20130011165 - A toner supply container detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, the toner supply container including a rotatable container body for containing toner; and a sensor, rotatable integrally with the container body, for detecting a remaining toner amount in the container body....

Powder container, powder supplying device, and image forming apparatus
01/10/13 - 20130011166 - A powder container that has a hollow interior for containing powder includes a tubular member that is equipped with an information storage unit that stores therein at least information related to a container body, and attached to the container body such that the container body is located within an inner...

Image formation apparatus and developer cartridge
01/10/13 - 20130011167 - An image formation apparatus is provided, to which developing devices, each having an opening, and developer cartridges for respectively supplying a developing agent to the openings of the developing devices are mountable. The apparatus includes developing device shutters, each configured to open and close a respective one of the openings...

Process cartridge, image forming apparatus and developing cartridge
12/27/12 - 20120328335 - A process cartridge, which includes a developing cartridge and a photosensitive cartridge for use with an image forming apparatus including a driving force output part and a feeding part, is provided. The developing cartridge includes a developer carrier, a first electrode provided at one side thereof, and a driving force...

Cartridge alignment member for aligning with a developer unit in an electrophotographic image forming device
12/13/12 - 20120315066 - An alignment member is externally disposed on a toner cartridge for alignment with a developer unit in an electrophotographic image forming device. In one embodiment of the invention, the alignment member includes a first portion to properly align the developer unit relative to the toner cartridge and a second portion...

Developing unit having guide that stably supports toner cartridge
12/06/12 - 20120308270 - A developing device includes a developer cartridge and a developing unit. The developing unit includes a first guide and a second guide. The second is movable with respect to the developing frame between a first position where the second guide is in continuous with the first guide and a second...

Developer container and packaging system
11/29/12 - 20120301187 - A developer container includes a developer containing member that contains developer; an opening part through which the developer is externally supplied, and a pressure absorbing mechanism that is provided on an external portion of the developer containing member. The pressure absorbing mechanism is configured to deform in an inward direction...

Toner container, image forming apparatus, toner container producing method and toner container recycling method
11/29/12 - 20120301188 - A toner container detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, the toner container including: a cylindrical container which accommodates a toner; a cap portion which holds the cylindrical container such that the cylindrical container can rotate in a circular direction, with an end of the cylindrical container inserted in the...

Image forming apparatus and toner container
10/18/12 - 20120263503 - A developing device includes a developer housing which includes a container mounting portion and a toner supply opening, a developer shutter plate which is so held on the developer housing as to be movable in a direction parallel to a developing roller and is displaceable to a closing position for...

Image forming apparatus and toner container
10/18/12 - 20120263504 - A toner container includes container main body, conveying screws and container gear. A developing device includes developer housing including container mounting portion, gear holder including output gear which rotates upon receiving rotational drive force from motor and displaceable to engaged position where the output gear is engaged with the container...

Image forming apparatus, toner supply mechanism, and method of mounting and demounting toner cartridge
10/11/12 - 20120257912 - The image forming apparatus according to the embodiment includes a toner cartridge, a toner supply unit, and a developing device. The toner cartridge includes a toner discharge port configured to discharge stored toner, and a shutter configured to open and close the toner discharge port. The toner supply unit includes...