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Having Handling Of Removed Material

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10/02/14 - 20140294475 - Waste-developer collecting device and image forming apparatus including the waste-developer collecting device
A waste-developer collecting device includes a developing device that develops a latent image with developer, a storage section that stores the developer transported from the developing device, and a path section extending from the developing device to the storage section, and including a downward path through which the developer in...

07/03/14 - 20140186082 - Image forming apparatus provided with movable conveying unit
An image forming apparatus includes: a belt cleaning unit; a waste toner container; a conveying unit; and a support member. The cleaning unit collects waste toner adhered to a belt. The container stores the waste toner collected by the cleaning unit. The conveying unit conveys the waste toner from the...

06/19/14 - 20140169852 - Waste toner conveying device and image forming apparatus using the same
A waste toner conveying device for conveying waste toner removed from an image carrier to a waste toner container includes a waste toner conveying path including at least a falling and conveying path for letting the waste toner fall under its own weight; a toner bridging prevention member configured to...

04/03/14 - 20140093296 - Cleaning unit and image forming device having the same
A cleaning unit includes a cleaning member, a storage case, and a transport member. The cleaning member collects waste toner on a surface of the photoconductive drum. The storage case successively stores the waste toner collected by the cleaning member through an inlet. The transport member is provided in the...

02/27/14 - 20140056628 - Image forming device having belt cleaner and drum cleaner both provided in one of drum units
An image forming device includes a main casing, a plurality of photosensitive accommodated in the main casing, a plurality of developer cartridges detachably mountable in the main casing, an endless belt, a plurality of first cleaning units and first conveying units provided for the respective photosensitive drums, a second cleaning...

02/13/14 - 20140044465 - Waste toner collector and image forming apparatus
A waste toner collector of the present invention includes: a container main body configured to collect and store waste toner; and a conveyance member configured to convey the waste toner in the container main body. The container main body is provided with, on one side wall, a plurality of protruding...

01/23/14 - 20140023414 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms an image by using a first toner having a first average particle diameter, a second image forming unit that forms an image by using a second toner having a second average particle diameter that is greater than the...

01/09/14 - 20140010579 - Image forming apparatus and waste toner conveying device incorporated in same
An image forming apparatus includes a waste toner conveying device including a primary conveyor to convey waste toner discharged from a plurality of primary cleaners and a secondary conveyor to convey waste toner discharged from a secondary cleaner. A relay conveyor conveys the waste toner discharged from the primary conveyor...

12/19/13 - 20130336695 - Process unit positioning device and image forming apparatus including the same
Provided is a process unit positioning device which performs positioning of a plurality of process units with respect to an apparatus main body, including: a positioning plate in which bearing holes into which individual drum shafts are fitted and a fitted portion onto which positioning portion of the apparatus main...

10/31/13 - 20130287462 - Developer transport device and image forming apparatus
Disclosed is a developer transport device including a recovery chamber where a developer is recovered, an accommodation chamber that accommodates the developer, a transport unit that transports the developer into the accommodation chamber by rotation, a hollow guiding path that guides the developer in the recovery chamber into the accommodation...

10/17/13 - 20130272764 - Toner transportation device and image forming apparatus equipped with the same
A toner transportation device according to the present disclosure includes a transportation screw that has a rotational shaft and a transportation fin formed on an outer circumferential surface of the rotational shaft and a toner transportation pipe that has a circular shape in cross section. The transportation screw is rotatably...

09/26/13 - 20130251433 - Toner conveying unit for collecting toner and conveying toner to toner storage container
A toner conveying unit includes a first toner conveying passage, a second toner conveying passage, a conveying member, a crank, and a vertical slide member. The first toner conveying passage includes a receiving port and allows toner to fall down from the receiving port. The second toner conveying passage joins...

08/22/13 - 20130216288 - Toner conveying device and image forming apparatus including the same
A toner conveying device of the present disclosure includes a conveying screw, a toner conveying pipe, and a plurality of convex portions that are formed on an inner wall surface of the toner conveying pipe. The conveying screw has a rotary shaft and a conveying vane that is formed on...

06/27/13 - 20130164063 - Toner recovery device and image forming apparatus having the toner recovery device
A toner recovery device includes a toner recovery container that recovers toner; and a toner conveying shaft member that is provided inside the toner recovery container and conveys toner in a axial direction of the toner conveying shaft member by the rotation around a rotational axis of the toner conveying...

06/06/13 - 20130142555 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit having a plurality of photoconductor drums arranged in tandem; an intermediate transfer belt arranged opposite to the photoconductor drums and configured to receive developer images formed on the photoconductor drums and to transfer the developer images onto a recording sheet; a...

05/30/13 - 20130136516 - Toner conveyor, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A toner conveyor includes a noncircular conveyance member rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation to convey toner to a toner container and a plate-shaped metal scraper slidably contacting the conveyance member with predetermined pressure therebetween to scrape the toner off the conveyance member. The scraper includes a contact end...

05/02/13 - 20130108341 - Toner transporting device and image forming apparatus including toner transporting device
A toner transporting device includes a screw that includes a spiral fin wound around a shaft portion and transports toner in the axial direction, and a toner crushing member that is disposed along the transport direction of the toner and crushes accumulated toner, wherein the toner crushing member includes a...

03/21/13 - 20130071165 - Developer collection device and image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a first developer containing part accommodating a developer that is ejected after a depeloper image is formed, a second developer containing part, a communication part allowing the first developer containing part and the second developer containing part to communicate each other, and a first developer...

02/28/13 - 20130051881 - Combined waste collection and toning station
An apparatus for collecting electrophotographic waste includes a toning station containing fresh toner; an auger for transferring waste toner to the toning station; and a member or membrane for separating waste toner in the toner bottle from fresh toner....

10/04/12 - 20120251210 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof
A plurality of waste toner transport mechanisms convey waste toners per color. A waste toner container receives collectively each waste toner conveyed by each waste toner transport mechanism. An integrated number of pixels memory stores a result of an integration of the numbers of the pixels per color of the...

08/23/12 - 20120213566 - Image-forming device having waste developer material accommodating part and developer material unit having the same
In an image-forming device, a recovering unit removes waste developer material to be discarded from a target and collects the waste developer material. A waste developer material accommodating part is provided integrally with the developer material accommodating part and accommodates waste developer material collected by the recovering unit. A waste...

08/23/12 - 20120213567 - Image-forming device and developer material unit
In an image-forming device, a waste developer material accommodating part is provided integrally with a developer material accommodating part. A waste developer material conveying mechanism is connected to both of a recovering unit and the waste developer material accommodating part and conveys the waste developer material from the recovering unit...

08/23/12 - 20120213568 - Waste toner recovery unit
A waste toner recovery unit includes a waste toner conveying screw, a coating member, and a waste toner storing portion. The waste toner conveying screw has a first end and a second end and conveys waste toner, the first end being linked with a driving portion and the second end...

03/22/12 - 20120070209 - System for collecting waste toner
A system for collecting waste toner or developer in an electrophotographic printer includes a waste collection tube for collecting waste toner or developer in an electrophotographic module. An auger transports waste toner or developer from the collection tube through a transport tube to a waste container. A spring has a...

03/22/12 - 20120070210 - Method for collecting waste toner
A method for collecting waste toner or developer in an electrophotographic printer includes collecting waste toner or developer in an electrophotographic module. An auger transports waste toner or developer from the collection tube through a transport tube to a waste container. A spring has a first end in the collection...

09/15/11 - 20110222939 - Auger for an electrophotographic printing device cross references to related application
An apparatus for moving waste toner within a printer cartridge includes an auger having a radially inward facing surface, the radially inward facing surface defining an opening having an inner diameter. An elongated drive shaft has an outer surface defining an outer diameter, the outer diameter of the drive shaft...

09/15/11 - 20110222940 - Powder recovery device and image forming apparatus
A powder recovery device includes a powder storage container and at least two powder conveying members. The powder storage container stores powder recovered from a recovery port. The at least two powder conveying members are disposed on upper and lower sides of the recovery port interposed therebetween in the powder...

08/25/11 - 20110206433 - Device for moving and storing waste toner in an imaging apparatus
A cleaner assembly within a printer cartridge is provided that moves waste toner from photoconductive drum and stores it in a waste toner storage container. The cleaner assembly includes an auger, a drive shaft, and the waste toner storage container that includes a tube with plurality of perforations. The tube...

07/28/11 - 20110182639 - Developer and image forming apparatus including the same
A developer includes a waste toner container having a cleaning member to clean a photoconductive drum, and a waste toner transporting member to transport waste toner from the photoconductive drum to a waste toner storage area. The waste toner transporting member is moved up, down, forward, and backward by a...

07/28/11 - 20110182640 - Toner-leveling mechanism, photo-conductor unit, and image-forming apparatus
A toner-leveling mechanism installed and operative in a housing chamber that houses toner, the toner-leveling mechanism being capable of leveling toner accumulated in the housing chamber and narrowing an operation space of the toner-leveling mechanism in accordance with an increase in an accumulated amount of the toner....

06/30/11 - 20110158723 - Toner collecting apparatus, cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A toner collecting apparatus which transports collected toner through a discharge pipe to discharge the collected toner from a discharge port of the discharge pipe, the toner collecting apparatus including: a cover pipe having an open window and being rotatable around the discharge pipe in a substantially concentric fashion; a...

04/28/11 - 20110097124 - Waste-toner collecting device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A waste-toner collecting device includes a waste toner collector that collects and stores therein non-transferred toner as waste toner conveyed from a cleaning unit via the conveying path; and a leveling member that levels waste toner accumulated inside the waste toner collector, and drive of which is controlled so that...

04/07/11 - 20110081178 - Waste cyclone dispense system with controlled rotating cylinder gate
This is a waste cyclone toner dispense system with a controlled gate and a collection bag below the gate. The controlled gate prevents pressure from entering the bag thereby permitting the use of relatively inexpensive bags for collection of toner debris. The gate has rotating blades tightly pushed against a...

04/07/11 - 20110081179 - Waste cyclone dispense system with a controlled gate
This is a waste cyclone toner dispense system with a controlled gate and a collection bag below the gate. The controlled gate is configured to be opened and closed at a predetermined time thereby permitting the use of relatively inexpensive bags for collection of toner debris. The gate is hinged...

04/07/11 - 20110081180 - Waste dry ink system with pressure equalizing hermetically sealed outer box
This is a novel xerographic marking system having a novel toner waste dispensing assembly. The assembly comprises a hermetically sealed outer box that houses a disposable waste toner container. The container is a biodegradable carton or bag that can be removed from the outer box when filled with waste toner....

02/24/11 - 20110044743 - Developer conveying apparatus, developer storage container, and image forming apparatus
A developer conveying apparatus includes a main body in which a developer is conveyed, a first conveying member including a first rotation shaft rotatably provided in the main body and a first conveying portion having a spiral shape and provided around the first rotation shaft, and a second conveying member...

01/27/11 - 20110020041 - Cleaning device, image holder device, and image forming apparatus
A cleaning device includes: a removing unit that removes a toner on an image holder by coming into contact with the image holder that rotates; a transporting unit provided above the removing unit and adapted to cause the toner removed by the removing unit to be axially transported as the...

12/23/10 - 20100322686 - Image forming apparatus and process cartridge
According to an aspect of the invention, an image forming apparatus includes a removing unit, a conveying unit, a partitioning unit. The removing unit includes an edge portion and removes toner on an image carrier while the tip end contacts the image carrier. The conveying unit conveys, toward an axial...

12/23/10 - 20100322687 - Image forming unit and image forming apparatus
An image forming unit includes a developer collecting portion for collecting a developer, a developer conveying portion having a receiving portion and an exit portion. The image forming unit further includes a developer conveying unit that conveys the developer from the receiving portion to the exit portion. The developer conveying...

09/30/10 - 20100247191 - Developer delivering device and image forming apparatus
The developer delivering device includes a first delivering path, a second delivering path, a helical delivering blade disposed in the second delivering path, and a developer breaking member disposed in a connecting portion of the first delivering path and the second delivering path. The developer breaking member includes a breaking...

09/30/10 - 20100247192 - Developer collection device and image forming apparatus
A developer collection device includes: a collection unit including: a collection container that contains a developer to be collected; an upstream connection part that is formed with an inlet port through which the developer flows in; and a collection conveying part that conveys the developer flown in through the inlet...

09/23/10 - 20100239340 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of image forming sections respectively including developing portions and first removing portions as defined herein; a plurality discharging pipes as defined herein; and a delivery pipe as defined herein, the delivery pipe includes a changing portion in which a direction of delivering the...

09/16/10 - 20100232851 - Developer conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus
A developer-conveying apparatus is provided, the developer-conveying apparatus including: a conveying member that has a rotational axis rotatably set in a container and a blade formed around the rotational axis, the conveying member conveying a developer along the rotational axis by rotation; and a static eliminating member set in the...

09/16/10 - 20100232852 - Toner conveying mechanism, cleaning unit including the same, and image forming apparatus
An embodiment of a toner conveying mechanism may include a housing, a conveying member, and a protrusion. In some embodiments, the housing configured to hold toner. An embodiment of a conveying member may be disposed in the housing and may be configured to convey the toner by rotation. In some...

09/09/10 - 20100226703 - Apparatus and method for removing toner deposits from the surface of a cleaning element
In a method to remove toner deposits on a surface of a cleaning element, electrically charged toner particles are transferred from a carrier surface to an intermediate carrier. On the cleaning element, untransferred, electrically charged toner particles as residual toner from the carrier surface are received. Electrically charged toner particles...

07/29/10 - 20100189483 - Toner conveying device and image forming apparatus
A toner conveying device includes a pipe body (conveying pipe) having an inside diameter thereof that is modified in a pipe-axis direction and a screw member coaxially located in the pipe body for feeding the toner. The screw member includes a screw shaft that rotates about an axis and a...

06/24/10 - 20100158590 - Waste powder recovering device and image forming apparatus
A recovery port, through which waste powder is recovered, is formed at one end of a waste powder recovery container. A conveying member for conveying the waste powder, which has been recovered through the recovery port, from one end to the other end is disposed inside the waste powder recovery...

06/10/10 - 20100143011 - Toner conveyance device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
In a toner conveyance device, a first agitator contacts a helical outer circumferential surface of a blade of a conveyance member for conveying toner, and swings in coordination with rotation of the conveyance member to agitate the toner. The first agitator includes a body for bending and swinging in a...

05/13/10 - 20100119270 - Developer recovering unit and image forming apparatus using the same
A developer recovering unit is provided with a recovery vessel that contains a developer to be recovered, a transporting device that includes a transporting member that transports the developer through a tubular transport path connecting a portion where the developer is generated to the recovery vessel, and a detecting device...

05/13/10 - 20100119271 - Storage container, powder processing device, and image forming apparatus using the same
A storage container includes: a container body that is detachably disposed on a predetermined container receiver, wherein powder to be supplied or recovered powder is stored in the container body; and a powder driving transmitting mechanism that is disposed in the container body, and that transmits a transportable driving force...

04/01/10 - 20100080637 - Image forming apparatus and waste powder transporting method
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming section including first and second image forming parts each forming a toner image by using an image forming unit to be mounted, the first and the second image forming parts being inhibited from forming respective toner images if an image forming unit...

04/01/10 - 20100080638 - Image forming apparatus, powder transporting apparatus and waste-powder transporting method
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming section forming an image on a recording medium; first and second storage parts storing waste powder discarded from the image forming section; a transport path of the waste powder; first and second discharging parts provided on the transport path and discharging the...