Device for fixation of cartridge with toner, device of image formation, containing it, cartridge with toner and method of installation and removal of cartridge with toner

FIELD: printing industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to device of fixation of cartridge with toner, which includes rotary handle, located with possibility of its rotation on first butt end of toner reservoir and having fixing plate formed on its external circle surface, and unit for gearing, located on development unit, in which reservoir for toner is placed, when rotary handle is turned at given angle, fixing plate of rotary handle is inserted into unit for gearing.

EFFECT: invention allows to simplify installation and removal of cartridge with toner.

41 cl, 20 dwg

 

The technical field to which the invention relates.

The present invention relates generally to a device for fixing a toner cartridge, device imaging, containing, toner cartridge and method of installation and removal of the toner cartridge. In particular, the present invention relates to a device for fixing a toner cartridge, device imaging, containing, toner cartridge and method of installation and removal of the toner cartridge, the device forming the image containing it, and to the method of installation and removal of the toner cartridge to change the installed molding size of the toner cartridge does not affect the installation and removal of the toner cartridge.

Prior art

In General, the device forming electrophotographic images, such as a laser printer, a photocopier, etc. form an image using toner, and transferred image on the printing medium, thereby carrying out a printing operation.

Since the toner is consumed during the printing process, the forming device of the image needs to refill toner. Currently, widespread device forming an image using a removable toner cartridge so that the user can refill the toner. While, avoid releasing the toner cartridge from the device forming the image, when performing the printing operation, the toner cartridge needs fixing device of image formation. This is the device for fixing a toner cartridge, which fixes the toner cartridge in the device forming the image.

Figure 1 shows a traditional device for fixing a toner cartridge for a device forming an image.

According to figure 1 the traditional device 1 fixing a toner cartridge for a device forming an image includes a locking tab 3, located in the part 10 to install the toner cartridge, and the groove 5 for receiving the protrusion formed on the cartridge 12 with toner.

The locking protrusion 3 is shifted to the elastic element 4 so that it extends and deepens relative to the part 10 to install the toner cartridge. The upper end 3 of the fixing protrusion is formed essentially in the form of a dome shape. The groove 5 for receiving the protrusion formed in the position corresponding to the locking projection 3 of the cartridge 12 with the toner for receiving the locking tabs 3.

Thus, when the cartridge 12 with the toner is inserted into the part 10 to install the toner cartridge, the locking protrusion 3 is pressed by the cartridge 12 with the toner. When the cartridge 12 that is am fully inserted, resulting in a groove 5 for receiving the protrusion of the toner cartridge 12 is located above the locking projection 3, the locking protrusion 3 is in the groove 5 for receiving the protrusion for fixing the cartridge 12 with toner.

However, because traditional device 1 of fixation of the toner cartridge uses the groove 5 for receiving the protrusion and the locking protrusion 3 formed in the moulding process, for fixing the cartridge 12 with the toner, if the molded groove 5 for receiving the protrusion and the locking protrusion 3 of the cartridge 12 with the toner assigned sized, installation and removal of the toner cartridge 12 are unsure.

Thus, if the device 1 of fixation of the toner cartridge is not completely fixes the toner cartridge 12 when the cartridge 12 with the toner undergoes the action of the driving force for feeding the toner cartridge 12 with the toner can be push the driving force and, thus, to go from part 10 to install the toner cartridge. On the contrary, if the groove 5 for receiving the protrusion of the cartridge 12 with the toner is too small for the fixing protrusion 3 of part 10 to install the toner cartridge, the cartridge 12 with the toner can not be separated from the workpiece 10 to install the toner cartridge.

In addition, in the conventional fixing device 1 of the toner cartridge locking tab 3, is inserted into the groove 5 for receiving the protrusion, it is impossible to see that no item which allows the user to know recorded whether the cartridge 12 with the toner in the part 10 to install the toner cartridge.

The invention

The present invention provides a device for fixing a toner cartridge for easy installation and removal of the toner cartridge regardless molding sizes of the toner cartridge, whereby the user can easily find recorded whether the toner cartridge, containing the device imaging and methods of installation and removal of the toner cartridge.

The present invention also provides a toner cartridge and a toner tank and turning the handle of the toner cartridge, which can be used in the device for fixing a toner cartridge, for simplified installation and removal of the toner cartridge by preventing the influence of changes molding sizes of the toner cartridge, whereby the user can easily find recorded whether the toner cartridge.

Additional aspects and advantages of the present invention set forth in part in the following description and in part will be obvious from the description, or may be examined in the practical application of the invention.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a device for fixing a toner cartridge, the cat is PoE includes a pivot arm, located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having a fixing plate formed on its outer circular surface, and the item for a clutch that is located on the block boundary that has a reservoir for the toner, when the rotation of the rotary arm at a given angle fixing plate swivel arm is inserted into detail to concatenate.

A reservoir for the toner may include the support piece to rotate, is formed essentially in the form of a ring on the first end of the toner tank, and a rotary handle may include a rotating part to rotate relative to the support piece to rotate the toner tank.

Rotary swivel arm can be inserted into one of the inner and outer parts of the support piece to rotate the toner tank.

At least the guide groove or the guide can be formed on the support piece to rotate the toner tank.

Rotary swivel arm may include at least a guide or a guide groove, is inserted/th in at least the guide groove or the guide protrusion formed/output at a reference parts for the turn.

At least a guiding groove or rawsome ledge of the support piece to rotate and the rotating parts can be formed so that swing arm is rotated by an angle of about 45 degrees.

Rotary swivel arm can be formed essentially in the form of a ring and is divided into at least two parts in the direction of the diameter of the rotary handle.

Rotary handle may include a skirt covering the rotating part, and the skirt is fixing plate.

Rotary handle may include a handle.

A device for fixing a toner cartridge may include an element for fixing the handle located on the reservoir for the toner, when the toner tank is not installed in the unit processing element for fixing the arm prevents the rotary arm to rotate, and when the toner tank is installed in the block processing element for fixing the arm allows the rotary arm to rotate.

Element for fixing the arm may include a locking end that is attached to the reservoir for the toner, and the free end, move to separate from the toner tank, and the fixing groove, into which is inserted the free end of the element for fixing the arm, formed on the inner surface of the rotary handle.

A device for fixing a toner cartridge may include a clamping protrusion located on nl is ke processing thus, when the toner tank is installed, the retainer protrusion presses the element for fixing the arm to the reservoir for the toner.

A reservoir for the toner may include a pair of protective tabs on both sides of the element for fixing the handle.

Fixing plate swivel arm may include a plug protrusion protruding in the direction of the reservoir for the toner.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a device for fixing a toner cartridge which includes a pivot arm that is located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having a fixing plate formed on its outer circular surface, the item for a clutch that is located on the block boundary, where there is a reservoir of toner, as a result, when rotating the rotary arm at a given angle, the fixing plate of the swivel arm is inserted into the item for a clutch, and an element for fixing the handle located on the reservoir for the toner, as a result, when the toner tank is not installed in the unit processing element for fixing the arm prevents the rotary arm to rotate, and when the toner tank is installed in the block processing element for which exali arm swivel allows the handle to rotate.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a device forming an image, which includes a processing unit located in the main housing and including a photosensitive medium and at least one item to install a toner cartridge that has at least one toner cartridge for supplying toner to a photosensitive medium, a device for fixing a toner cartridge for fixing at least one of the toner cartridge installed in the details for installing the toner cartridge unit development, the device for fixing a toner cartridge includes yourself turning the handle located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having a fixing plate formed on its outer circular surface, and an element for coupling arranged on the processing unit that has a reservoir for the toner, and when turning the rotary handle at a given angle fixing plate swivel arm is inserted into a part for the clutch, and the front cover located on the main body covering the front surface of the block processing, which is formed at least one item to install the toner cartridge.

Blockbreak may include four toner cartridge one toner cartridge of the four toner cartridges is larger than the other three toner cartridges.

The toner cartridge of the increased size may include the protruding part, and the part to install a toner cartridge that is inserted into the toner cartridge is increased in size, includes a protruding groove corresponding to the protruding parts of the toner cartridge, and the protruding groove formed so as not to interfere with the other three parts to install the toner cartridge.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a method of mounting the toner cartridge, and the installation method includes the steps in which insert the toner cartridge in detail to install a toner cartridge unit development and turn the rotary handle of the toner cartridge so that the fixing plate swivel arm turned in the same direction, which rotates the rotary arm to capture parts for the clutch block processing.

The width of the swivel arm may be longer than the width of the locking plate.

When the turning arm is approximately at a 45 degree angle fixing plate swivel arm is captured by n the parts for the clutch block processing.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a method of mounting the toner cartridge, and the installation method includes the steps, which inserts the toner cartridge, and having a pivot arm, to the part to install the toner cartridge unit processor, carry out the pressing of the clamping protrusion located on the parts to install a toner cartridge, an element for locking the handle of the toner cartridge, resulting in element for fixing the arm is released from the groove of the fixing rotary handle, and turn the rotary handle of the toner cartridge, resulting in the fixing plate the rotary arm is captured on parts for the clutch block processing.

Before inserting the toner cartridge into a part for mounting the toner cartridge orienting protrusion of the toner cartridge can be aligned with the guide groove formed on the details to install the toner cartridge.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a method of removing the toner cartridge, the method of removing includes the steps, which turns turning the handle of the toner cartridge installed in your item to install the AC is drier cartridge toner unit development, in the result, the fixing plate of the swivel arm is released from a part for coupling the processing unit, and separate the toner cartridge from the parts to install a toner cartridge unit processing.

When turning the rotary handle approximately 45 degrees to the fixing plate of the swivel arm can be extracted from the parts for the clutch block processing.

By separating the toner cartridge from the parts to install a toner cartridge element for fixing the handle of the toner cartridge can be inserted into the groove of the fixing rotary handle.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a toner cartridge that is located with the possibility of disconnection in the block processing device, image formation, the toner cartridge includes a toner tank to store toner, and turning the handle located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having a fixing plate formed on its outer circular surface, and when turning the rotary handle to the specified corners of the fixing plate is captured on parts for the clutch that is located on the block boundary.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention MoE the ut can be achieved by providing a reservoir for the toner of the toner cartridge, located with the possibility of disconnection in the block processing device, image formation, the toner tank includes a pivot arm that is located rotatably on the first end of the reservoir for the toner and the fixing plate on the rotary arm, and when the toner tank is installed in the processing unit and the rotary arm is rotated at a given angle, the fixing plate is captured on parts for the clutch that is located on the block boundary, resulting in a reservoir of the toner is fixed in the block processing.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention can be achieved by providing a rotary handle of the toner cartridge located with the possibility of disconnection in the block processing device, image formation, while the rotary arm includes a locking plate located on the outer circular surface of the rotary arm, and a rotary arm is rotatably at the first end of the reservoir for the toner, when the toner tank is installed in the processing unit, and the rotary arm is rotated at a given angle, the fixing plate is captured on parts for the clutch that is located on the block boundary, CEG the toner cartridge is recorded in the unit of processing.

Rotary handle may include a fixing groove, into which is inserted an element for fixing the arm that is located on a reservoir of toner, while when the toner tank is not installed in the unit processing element for fixing the arm is inserted into the fixing groove, resulting in a swivel arm does not rotate, and when the toner tank is installed in the block processing element for fixing the arm is released from the fixing grooves, causing the rotary arm is rotated.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the invention can also be achieved by providing a device for fixing a toner cartridge used in the device forming the image, the device for fixing a toner cartridge includes a toner tank, installed in the processing unit, the processing unit has at least one of the fixing plates and parts for the clutch and turning the handle located on the reservoir for the toner and having the other of the at least one of the fixing plates and parts for the clutch and the rotary arm is rotated in one direction to clutch the locking plate with the item for clutch and in the other direction to release the locking plate and parts for the clutch.

The above is its and/or other aspects and advantages of the invention can also be achieved by providing a method of fixation/release the toner cartridge of the device forming the image, the method includes the steps, which turns turning the handle of the toner cartridge installed in your item to install the toner cartridge unit development in one of the directions of the removal and the installation direction, resulting detach at least one of the fixing plates and parts for the clutch swing arm from the other of the clamping plate and parts for the clutch block processing when the rotary arm is rotated in the direction of removal, and concatenate at least one of the fixing plates and components for coupling rotary handle with the other of the at least one of the fixing plates and parts for coupling the processing unit, when the rotary arm is rotated in the direction of installation.

The foregoing and/or other aspects and advantages of the invention can also be achieved by providing a computer-readable recording media, in which is embodied a computer program to perform a method, the method includes the steps, which turns turning the handle of the toner cartridge is installed on the details to install the toner cartridge unit development, in one of the directions of the removal and the installation direction, resulting detach at least one of the fixing plates and parts for the clutch swivel rucola the key from the other of the clamping plate and parts for the clutch block processing when the rotary arm is rotated in the direction of disengagement; and concatenate at least one of the fixing plates and components for coupling rotary handle with the other of the at least one of the fixing plates and parts for the clutch block processing when the rotary arm is rotated in the direction of the clutch.

Brief description of drawings

These and/or other aspects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent and easily understood from the following description of embodiments, given in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which:

figure 1 - schematic view in section of a traditional device fixing a toner cartridge;

figure 2 is a perspective view of the device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

figure 3 is a disassembled perspective view of the toner cartridge of the device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

4 is a perspective view of the rotary handle of the toner cartridge shown in Fig 3;

5 is a detail view in perspective of a variant of implementation of the element to fix the handle of the toner cartridge shown in Fig 3;

6 is a view in section, the connection of the guide grooves of the support piece to rotate and guide in the of Stepov rotating parts of the device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

Fig.7 is a view partly in section of the swivel arm, fixed element for fixing the arm device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

Fig view partially in section of the rotary arm released from the element for fixing the arm device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

Fig.9 is a front view of uncommitted device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

figure 10 is a front view of the fixed device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

11 is a perspective view of the device forming an image, having a device for fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention;

Fig is a schematic view in section of the device forming the image shown at 11;

Fig is a perspective view of a variant of implementation of the toner cartridge to be installed in the device forming the image shown at 11;

Fig is a perspective view of the block processing, which is not installed toner cartridge according to option is sushestvennee of the present invention;

Fig is a perspective view of a non-circular toner cartridge to be installed on the processing unit according to Fig;

Fig - view in section of a toner cartridge according pig along the line 16-16 on Fig;

Fig is a partial view in section of a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention, a fully documented in detail for installation of the toner cartridge;

Fig is a partial view in section of a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention, is not fully recorded in detail for installation of the toner cartridge;

Fig is a front view of the rotary knob with locking plate according to another illustrative variant implementation of the present invention; and

Fig is a logical block diagram of the method of fixation/release the toner cartridge of the device forming the image according to a variant implementation of the present invention.

Detailed description of preferred embodiments of the invention

The following is a detailed description of embodiments of the present invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which everywhere the same reference position denote the same elements. Options for implementation are described below to explain nastojasih the invention according to the figures.

Items considered in the description, in particular concerning the detailed construction and elements, are intended to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of the present invention. Thus, it is obvious that the present invention can be applied without these items. In addition, well-known functions or constructions are omitted for simplicity and clarity of description of illustrative embodiments.

Figure 2 shows a disassembled perspective view of the device fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention.

According to figure 2, the device for fixing a toner cartridge 100 according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention includes a cartridge 110 toner and the part 150 for the clutch.

The cartridge 110 toner to supply the toner in the unit 200, the processing device 300 of image formation (see Fig) is located with removable parts 201 to install a toner cartridge unit 200 processing. The cartridge 110 cartridge includes a reservoir 130 for toner and turning the handle 120, as shown in figure 3.

According to figure 3 and 16 tank 130 to the toner contains a preset number of toner and is formed essentially in the form of a hollow cylinder with closed opposite ends. The support piece 133 to rotate, allows the General to rotate the rotary arm 120, formed on the first end face 131 of the tank 130 to the toner. The support piece 133 to rotate performed essentially in the form of a ring. The second end 140 of the toner tank 130 is a gear wheel 141, receiving energy from the processing unit 200, and part 142 for supplying toner, which applies to the processing unit 200 toner from the reservoir 130 for toner.

Rotary handle 120 is rotatably at the first end 131 of the tank 130 for toner and has a fixing plate 121 formed on its outer circular surface. In this illustrative embodiment, the rotary arm 120 is equipped with a rotating part 123, which is inserted into the support part 133 to rotate the tank 130 for toner, and is rotated relative to the support part 133 to rotate, which allows the rotary arm 120 to rotate relative to the tank 130 to the toner. Thus, the rotating part 123 (4) swivel arm 120 is formed essentially in the form of a ring corresponding to the supporting parts 133 to rotate the tank 130 to the toner. The rotating part 123 of the rotary arm 120 may be formed so that it can be inserted into the support part 133 to rotate inside or outside of the support part 133 to rotate the tank 130 to the toner. In this illustrative embodiment, the rotating decal rotary arm 120, as shown in Fig.6, formed essentially in the form of a ring which can be inserted into the support part 133 to rotate the tank 130 for toner outside. Thus, the rotary arm 120 is attached to the tank 130 for toner and can rotate relative to the toner tank 130. However, the tank 130 to the toner is not able to rotate even when the rotation of the rotary arm 120.

A ring-shaped rotating part 123 of the rotary arm 120, as shown in figure 4, may be divided into at least two parts 123a and 123b in the direction of its diameter. If the rotating part 123 is formed of at least two parts 123a and 123b, the rotating part 123 of the rotary arm 120 can be easily attached to the supporting parts 133 to rotate the tank 130 for toner using its elasticity.

In addition, the support part 133 to rotate the toner tank 130 may be provided with at least one guide groove 134 or guide (not shown), and the rotating part 123 of the rotary arm 120 may be provided with at least one guide 124 or a guide groove (not shown), which can be inserted into at least one guide groove 134 or guide formed on the supporting parts 133 to rotate the tank 130 for toner, which allows for orotol the handle 120 is stably be rotated relative to the reservoir 130 to the toner and to limit rotation swivel arm 120 by a specified angle.

In this illustrative embodiment according to figure 4, the rotating part 123 of the rotary arm 120 is equipped with guides 124, and the support part 133 to rotate the toner tank 130 is provided with the guide grooves 134 (Fig 3), which are formed on its outer circular surface, and into which are inserted guides 124, as shown in figure 3. When the rotary arm 120 is attached to the tank 130 to the toner, as shown in Fig.6, two guide protrusion 124 formed on the rotating parts 123 of the rotary arm 120 inserted into the two guide grooves 134 formed on the supporting parts 133 to rotate the tank 130 to the toner. In this illustrative embodiment, the guide grooves 134 of the supporting parts 133 to rotate the tank 130 for toner is designed to limit the angle of rotation, resulting in the guides 124 rotating parts 123 of the rotary arm 120 can be rotated by approximately 45 degrees. As a result, the rotary arm 120 can be rotated within approximately 45 degrees relative to the toner tank 130. However, the rotation angle of the rotary arm 120 is shown only for example, in the sense that the rotation angle of the rotary arm 120 can be set differently. The dimensions of the guide grooves 134 and send them protrusions 124 can be adjusted to change the angle of rotation 120 of the swivel arm.

Alternatively, although not shown, the rotating part 123 of the rotary arm 120 may be provided with guide grooves, and the support part 133 to rotate the tank 130 for a toner can be provided with alignment tabs that are inserted into the guide groove of the rotating parts 123 of the rotary arm 120 and aligned with them.

According to figure 2 and 6 on the outer circular surface of the rotary arm 120 is formed fixing plate 121 to capture details on 150 for the clutch, located on the processing unit 200 by rotating the rotary arm 120 at a given angle. The width W1 of the fixing plate 121 may be smaller than the width W2 of the rotary arm 120. The fixing plate 121 is rotated together with the rotary arm 120 relative to the center of rotation of the rotary arm 120. To rotate the locking plate 121, the user grips and rotates the pivot arm 120. When the width W2 of the rotary arm 120 is larger than the width W1 of the fixing plate 121, the user can rotate the rotary arm 120, i.e. the locking plate 121 with the application of less force than that which would be required to rotate the rotary arm 120, when the width W2 of the rotary arm 120 would be less than or equal to the width W1 of the fixing plate 121.

Here, the width W1 of the fixing plate 121 refers to the length of the fixed is ment plate 121 in the direction of the circumference of the rotary arm 120, as shown in Fig.6. According pig, when the fixing plate 121' rotary arm 120 is formed in the form of a set of protrusions 121a and 121b, the width W1 of the fixing plate 121' corresponds to the distance between the outer sides of the two protrusions 121a and 121b of the set of protrusions that are farthest away from each other. For example, when the fixing plate 121' is formed with two protrusions 121a and 121b, as shown in Fig, the width W1 of the fixing plate 121' corresponds to the distance between the outer sides of the two protrusions 121a and 121b. In addition, the width W2 of the rotary arm 120 corresponds to the length of the longest area of the cross section of the rotary arm 120. When the cross section of the rotary lever 120 is circular, as shown at 6 and 19, the width W2 of the rotary arm 120 corresponds to the diameter of the rotary arm 120.

Under 6 and 17 of the insertion protrusion 170 may be formed on the bottom surface of the retaining plate 121. When the cartridge 110 toner (2) is not fully inserted in item 201 to install the toner cartridge, and push the tab 170 may be located above item 150 for the clutch. In this illustrative embodiment, the plug protrusion 170 is formed on the bottom surface of the fixing plate 121 parallel to the side surface of the tank 130 to the toner and may have a width of half Shi, the ins W1 fixing plate 121. When the cartridge 110 toner (2) is fully seated in the part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge unit processing 200, height H insertion protrusion 170 may be greater than the gap G between the handle 128 of the cartridge 110 cartridge and the front cover 303 of the device 300 imaging (Fig), closing the processing unit 200 (see Fig). For example, when the gap G between the arm 128 of the cartridge 110 cartridge and the front cover 303 of the device 300 of image formation, the closing unit 200 processing of approximately 3 mm, the height H insertion protrusion 170 may be approximately 5 mm

According to figure 3 and 4, the skirt 126 may be formed on the outer periphery of the rotary arm 120 to cover the rotating parts 123, and its center coincides with the center of the rotating parts 123. The skirt 126 does not allow you to see outside the rotating part 123 of the rotary arm 120 attached to the supporting parts 133 to rotate the tank 130 to the toner. The fixing plate 121 may be located on the skirt 126.

In addition, the rotary arm 120 may have a handle 128, as shown in figure 3, so that the user can easily rotate the pivot arm 120. Handle 128, according to figure 4, formed opposite sides of the rotary arm 120, which is formed of a rotating part 123. When the fixing plate 121 is inserted in item 150 for the clutch unit 200 processor, the učka 128 swivel arm 120 can be supported in a horizontal position. When the fixing plate 121 is released from the part 150 to grip for removal of the cartridge 110 cartridge, the handle 128 may be in the downward position.

In addition, the cartridge 110 toner may have an element 160 for fixing the arm, which prevents the rotation of the rotary arm 120. The element 160 for fixing the arm, according to figure 3 and 5, is located near the rotary arm 120 on the side of the tank 130 to the toner cartridge 110 cartridge. According to Fig.7. one end of the element 160b 160 for fixing the arm forms a fixing end which is attached to the tank 130 to the toner, and the other end 160a of the element 160 for fixing the arm forms a free end that moves to separate from the side surface of the tank 130 to the toner. Thus, when the element 160 for fixing the arm experiences the action of the clamping force, the free end 160a is approaching the reservoir 130 for toner. When the clamping force ceases to act on the element 160 for fixing the arm, the free end 160a is removed from reservoir 130 to the toner. In this illustrative embodiment, the element 160 for fixing the handle formed as a flat spring, and its free end 160a curves, entering into the groove 161 of the fixing rotary arm 120. The locking end 160b of the element 160 for fixing the arm attached to Phi is serouse details 163, formed on the side surface of the tank 130 to the toner. In addition, a pair of protective protrusions 164 (figure 5) may be formed on both sides of the element 160 for fixing the arm on the side of the tank 130 to the toner. Thus, the element 160 for fixing the arm can be positioned between a pair of protective protrusions 164. A pair of protective protrusions 164 blocks the gap between the element 160 for fixing the arm and the side surface of the tank 130 to the toner on both sides of the element 160 for fixing the handle, which ensures smooth action item 160 for fixing the handle.

According to figure 4 and 8 on the inner surface of the skirt 126 of the rotary arm 120 may be formed groove 161 fixation, in which the inserted element 160 for fixing the arm. The groove 161 fixation can be formed so that, when the handle 128 of the rotary arm 120 bends, the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm is inserted into the fixing groove 161. In this illustrative embodiment, when the handle 128 of the rotary arm 120 is tilted approximately 45 degrees, the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm enters the groove 161 fixation. In addition, when the presser protrusion 162 parts 201 to install a toner cartridge presses the element 160 for fixing the arm, the free end 160a of the element 16 for fixing the arm is released from the groove 161 commit as shown in Fig. When the presser protrusion 162 no pressure on the element 160 for fixing the arm, the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm enters into the fixing groove 161, as shown in Fig.7. When the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm is inserted into the groove 161 of the fixing rotary arm 120, the rotary arm 120 cannot rotate relative to the tank 130 for toner.

According to figure 2 orienting protrusion 139 may be formed on the side surface of the tank 130 for toner near its second end 140, which is not rotating arm 120. In addition, parts 201 to install a toner cartridge unit processing 200 can be formed guide groove 205, the corresponding guide projection 139. Thus, when installing the cartridge 110 toner in item 201 to install the toner cartridge, the user inserts the guide protrusion 139 in the guide groove 205 and, thus, pushes the toner cartridge 110 in item 201 to install the toner cartridge. When the device 300 imaging (Fig) uses multiple cartridges 110 with toner of different colors, orienting protrusions 139 different cartridges 110 toner can be formed with different phases according to the color toner. Thus, the user will not be able to install the cartridge that is am 110 for a specific color toner in item 201 to install a toner cartridge for a different color cartridge 110 with toner.

Item 150 for the clutch is located on the processing unit 200 in the cartridge 110 cartridge. The processing unit 200 is provided with at least one item 201 to install a toner cartridge in which the cartridge 110 cartridge. Item 150 for the clutch is located on the input part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge, is formed on the processing unit 200, and capable of receiving the locking plate 121 of the rotary arm 120. Thus, when the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 is inserted in item 150 for the clutch, the toner cartridge 110 is recorded in the processing unit 200. Item 150 for the clutch may be formed as a separate element and located at the processing unit 200. Alternatively, the part 150 for the clutch can be formed together with item 201 to install a toner cartridge unit 200 processing.

Item 201 for mounting the toner cartridge is formed essentially in the form of round holes, corresponding to the reservoir 130 to the toner cartridge 110 with the toner, and provided with a part for receiving toner (not shown)formed on its internal surface in accordance with part 142 for supplying toner (Fig) cartridge 110 cartridge. Item to receive the toner is in flow communication with the developer roller 220 (see Fig), so that the toner is supplied from to the of striga 110 toner on the developing roller 220. Guide groove 203 to the clamping plate may be formed at the input part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge, the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 could not be output from the processing unit 200 and guide the rotation of the locking plate 121. If the fixing plate 121 has a plug protrusion 170, the guide groove 203 for fixing plate capable of accepting plug-in ledge 170. Item 150 for the clutch can be placed in front of the guide groove 203 for fixing the plate to close some of the guide groove 203 to the locking plate. When the rotary arm 120 rotates in the first direction, the fixing plate 121 is included in the gap between the part 150 for the clutch and the guide groove 203 to the clamping plate, resulting in the cartridge 110 toner is fixed on the workpiece 201 to install a toner cartridge unit 200 processing. In addition, during the rotation of the rotary arm 120 in the opposite direction of the fixing plate 121 is released from the part 150 for the clutch, causing the cartridge 110 toner enters the state in which it can be separated from the workpiece 201 to install a toner cartridge unit 200 processing.

In addition, according to figure 3 and 16 of the retainer protrusion 162 may be located at the input part 201 for installation cartri the MS toner for pressure on the element 160 for fixing the arm of the cartridge 110 toner (figure 2). Thus, when the cartridge 110 may be installed in item 201 to install the toner cartridge, as shown in Fig, clamping protrusion 162 presses the element 160 for fixing the arm, causing the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm is released from the groove 161 commit formed on the inner surface of the rotary arm 120. Then turning the handle 120 can freely rotate relative to the tank 130 for toner.

According to figures 9 and 10 for details 150 for the clutch and the processing unit 200 may be a marker to indicate the locked position in which the cartridge 110 toner (2) is recorded in the part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge, and the position of the absence of fixation, in which the cartridge 110 toner can be removed from parts 201 to install the toner cartridge. According to figures 9 and 10 tag 152 fixation indicates a locked position in which the cartridge 110 toner is fixed in the part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge item 150 for the clutch. Label 153 no fixing denotes the position of the absence of fixation, in which the cartridge 110 toner can be separated from the workpiece 201 to install the toner cartridge. Orienting label 151 is located on the rotary arm 120 of the cartridge 110 cartridge. When orienting the label 151 rotary arm 120 indicates the label Phi 152 the compensation, the cartridge 110 with the toner fixed to the part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge.

Next, the operation of the device 100, the fixing of the toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention will be explained with reference to figure 2, 9, and 10. Along with this will be explained the method of installation and the method of removal of the cartridge 110 with toner.

First of all, when installing the cartridge 10 with the toner in the unit 200, the processing device 300 of image formation (see Fig), the user takes pivot arm 120 and the reservoir 130 to the toner cartridge 110 cartridge and inserts the reservoir 130 for toner in item 201 to install a toner cartridge unit 200 processing. The direction of the cartridge 110 toner can be adjusted so that the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 of the cartridge 110 toner did not hinder part 150 for the clutch and included in the guide groove 203 to the locking plate. When the cartridge 110 with the toner supplied orienting protrusion 139 and part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge provided with a guide groove 203, as shown in this illustrative embodiment, the orienting protrusion 139 is aligned with the guide groove 203, after which the cartridge 110 cartridge is inserted in item 201 to install the toner cartridge. In addition, when the cartridge 110 with the toner supplied cell battery (included) which is 160 for fixing the arm, the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm is inserted into the groove 161 of the fixing rotary arm 120 so that the rotary arm 120 does not rotate and was fixed relative to the tank 130 to the toner. Thus, when installing the cartridge 110 toner rotary arm 120 is not rotated relative to the reservoir 130 for toner.

When the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 of the cartridge 110 toner enters into the guide groove 203 to the clamping plate of the processing unit 200, the retainer protrusion 162 formed on parts 201 to install the toner cartridge, the pressure on the element 160 for fixing the arm of the cartridge 110 cartridge. When the element 160 for fixing the handle is pressed, as shown in Fig, the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm is released from the groove 161 of the fixing rotary arm 120, allowing the rotary arm 120 to rotate. After installing the cartridge 110 toner in item 201 to install a toner cartridge, the user rotates the rotary arm 120 is approximately 45 degrees clockwise in the direction of arrow A, shown in Fig.9. Thus, the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 is inserted in item 150 for the clutch, and the handle 128 of the rotary arm 120 rises in a horizontal position, as shown in figure 10.

In the cartridge 110 with tonero is according to this illustrative version of the implementation guides 124, formed on the rotating parts 123 of the rotary arm 120, according to Fig.6, directed guide grooves 134 formed on the supporting parts 133 to rotate the tank 130 to the toner so you can swivel the handle 120 is stably be rotated relative to the reservoir 130 for toner only within an angle of about 45 degrees. After fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 is inserted in item 150 for the clutch when pulling the handle 128 of the cartridge 110 toner, item 150 for the clutch prevents the locking plate 121 of the rotary arm 120, so that the cartridge 110 toner is not separated from the workpiece 201 to install the toner cartridge. As a result, the cartridge 110 toner is fixed in the processing unit 200.

When separation cartridge 110 toner from block 200 processing device 300 of forming the image, the user takes the handle 128 of the rotary arm 120 and rotates the pivot arm 120 is approximately 45 degrees counterclockwise, allowing the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 is fully released from the part 150 for the clutch, as shown in Fig.9. When the rotary arm 120 is rotated approximately 45 degrees, the groove 161 commit formed on the inner surface of the rotary arm 120, is located in front of the free end is m 160a element 160 for fixing the arm. In this state, when pulling the handle 128 of the rotary arm 120, the item for clutch 150 does not interfere with the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120, which allows to separate the cartridge 110 toner from the workpiece 201 to install the toner cartridge. When the cartridge 110 toner comes from part 201 to install a toner cartridge to a predetermined length, the element 160 for fixing the arm is released from the clamping protrusion 162. When the element 160 for fixing the arm is released from the clamping protrusion 162, the free end of the element 160a 160 for fixing the arm is, under the action of the restoring force element 160 for fixing the arm in the groove of the fixing 161 rotary arm 120 for fixing the rotary arm 120. As a result, the rotary arm 120 cannot rotate relative to the toner tank 130.

In the device 100 of the fixing of the toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention, the rotation of the rotary arm 120 that is located rotatably on the tank 130 for toner, allows the toner cartridge 110 to enter into a fixed state in which the cartridge 110 with the toner fixed in the processing unit 200, or in the unfixed state in which the cartridge 110 toner can be separated from the processing unit 200. Thus, the cartridge 110 toner can easily condition enableval and remove from the processing unit 200.

In addition, if the cartridge 110 with the toner supplied by element 160 for fixing the arm, the rotary arm 120 can rotate only when the cartridge 110 may be installed in the part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge. Thus, when installing or removing the print cartridge 110 toner rotary arm 120 does not rotate from side to side, which facilitates installation and removal of the cartridge 110 with toner.

Further, the device 300 of forming images with the device 100 of the fixing of the toner cartridge according to an illustrative version of the General principle of the present invention will be explained with reference to 11 and 12.

Under 11 and 12, the device 300 of forming images with the device 100 of the fixing of the toner cartridge (figure 2) according to an illustrative version of the General principle of the present invention, includes a main body 301, block 310 feed printed media, block 320 display, block 210, the processing unit 340 of the transfer unit 350 of the fixing unit 360 release.

The main body 301 creates the appearance of a device 300 of image formation and supports block 310 feed printed media, block 320 display, block 210, the processing unit 340 of the transfer unit 350 of the fixing unit 360 release. Front cover 303 pivotally connected to the front surface of the main body 301 of Intellinova opening or closing the front surface, which formed part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge.

Block 310 feed print media contains a given number of the printing media P and selects the print media P one by one to feed them in block 340 of the transfer. Block 310 feed print media includes a separating roller 311 to separate the printing medium P, and a supporting roller 313 to transfer the collected print media P.

Block 320 scanner emits a laser beam corresponding to the print data for forming a predetermined electrostatic latent image on a photosensitive medium 210 of the block 200 processing.

The processing unit 200 shows latent electrostatic image of the photosensitive medium 210 shown in the toner image, and includes a photosensitive medium 210, four developing roller 220, arranged around a photosensitive medium 210, and block 230 supply of toner to supply the four developing rollers 220 toner.

Photosensitive medium 210 is located rotatably in the processing unit 200. The laser beam emitted by the block 320 display, forms a latent electrostatic image on the surface of the photosensitive medium 210. Each of the four developing rollers 220 supplies the latent electrostatic image formed on otechestvennoi media 210, black, cyan, Magenta and yellow toners for forming color images. Block 230 supply toner supplies toners of different colors on the four developing roller 220 and is equipped with four parts 201 to install a toner cartridge in which there are four cartridge 110 with toner.

On Fig shows a perspective view of the device 300 of image formation with open front cover 303 of the main body 301, showing details 201 to install a toner cartridge that is generated in the processing unit 200, and the cartridges 110 toner (2), installed in the part 201 for mounting the toner cartridge (figure 2). On Fig shows a perspective view of the processing unit 200 without cartridge 110 and 110' toner (Fig).

According pig the processing unit 200 is equipped with four parts 201 and 201' to install the toner cartridge. Three parts 201 to install the toner cartridge is formed essentially in the form of round holes corresponding to the inserted cartridge 110' toner (figure 2). In addition, one item 201' to install the toner cartridge is formed as a non-circular holes. A non-circular part 201' to install the toner cartridge may be provided with a protruding groove 201'a, passing to the area where the three parts 201 to install the toner cartridge is not formed, to maximize the amount of toner that can worsen the change in the toner cartridge 110' toner (Fig), inserted into a non-circular 201' item to install the toner cartridge. The configuration above allows you to increase targeted for capacity toner cartridge 110' toner without increasing the size of the device 300 the formation of the image.

A reservoir for the toner cartridge 110' cartridge that is installed in a non-circular workpiece 201' to install the toner cartridge, formed with non-circular cross-section corresponding to the non-circular part 201' to install the toner cartridge. An example of a non-circular cartridge 110' toner shown in Fig and 16. According pig and 16 a reservoir for the toner of a non-circular cartridge 110' toner has a protruding part 130'a, passing upward from the cylindrical body 130'. The protruding part 130'a non-circular cartridge 110' toner made in the shape corresponding to the protruding groove 201'a non-circular parts 201' to install the toner cartridge (Fig). Thus, a non-circular cartridge 110' toner may contain a larger amount of toner in accordance with the size of the protruding part 130'a compared to reservoir 130 for round toner cartridge 110 cartridge. The mixer 145 for mixing the stored toner T and the part 144 for transferring a toner, transferring the toner T on the part 142 for supplying toner, located within the non-circular cartridge 110' with toner. The mixer 145 and part 144 to transfer that is EPA taking energy from gears 141, located outside of the cartridge 110' with the toner, and thus rotate. Because the device 300 imaging (Fig) typically uses a black toner in larger quantities than colored toners, in this illustrative embodiment, the black cartridge 110' cartridge for storing the black toner is formed into a noncircular of the toner cartridge, and the other three color cartridges 110 toner is formed in the form of a circular toner cartridges, having a round cross-section of the same size.

According pig and 14 part for receiving toner (not shown) formed inside the part 201 to install a toner cartridge for receiving toner ejected from the cartridge 110 cartridge. The toner included in the item for receiving toner supplied on the developing roller 220 through the block 230 supply of toner. Thus, in a non-circular workpiece 201' to install the toner cartridge protruding groove 201'a may be formed opposite the details for the reception of toner.

According pig and 16, the processing unit 200 is equipped with four devices 100 fixing a toner cartridge for fixing four cartridges 110 and 110' with toner. Thus, the part 150 for the clutch is located at the entrance of each of the parts 201 and 201' to install the toner cartridge and the fixing plate 121 is located on the rotary arm 120 of the cartridge 110 and 110' with the tone of the rum. Thus, after insertion of the cartridge 110 and 110' with the toner in item 201 and 201' to install the toner cartridge, the rotary arm 120 rotates, allowing the fixing plate 121 is inserted in item 150 for the clutch. Thus, the cartridge 110 and 110' with the toner is fixed in the processing unit 200.

According pig and 17, when the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 is inserted in item 150 for the clutch, causing the cartridge 110' toner (Fig), and, hence, the tank 130' for toner, recorded in the processing unit 200, the fixing plate 121 may be able to fit about the same level L with part 142 for supplying the toner tank 130' for toner opposite parts 142 for supplying toner in the longitudinal direction of the tank 130' to the toner (in the X direction). Thus, as shown in Fig, Central line 121c fixing plate 121 may be at the same level or below the level L of items 142 to supply toner. If the fixing plate 121 is formed so that, when the reservoir 130' for toner is installed in the processing unit 200, the fixing plate 121 is located approximately at the same level L with part 142 for supplying toner, the device 100 of the fixing of the toner cartridge can effectively prevent the movement of the tank 130' for toner in the X-direction due to the forces created when the reservoir 130' to t the HEPA cartridge 110' with the toner supplying unit 200 of the developer cartridge through the part 142 for supplying toner. In addition, the fixing plate 121 can prevent the leakage of toner through the gap between the tank 130' for toner and part 201' to install the toner cartridge due to the deformation of items 142 to supply the toner tank 130' for toner caused by its prolonged use.

In addition, the tank 130' for the toner cartridge 110' cartridge to hold the largest amount of toner may include the protruding part 130'a, as described above. The protruding part 130'a of the tank 130' for toner according Fig formed essentially opposite parts 142 for supplying toner in the direction of the height of the cartridge 110' with the toner (in the Y direction). The protruding part 130'a may be formed essentially in the vertical direction, which allows you to smoothly apply the toner to the part 142 for supplying toner to item 144 for transferring the toner cartridge 110' with toner. In this illustrative embodiment, according pig, the protruding part 130'a formed in the upper right side of the toner cartridge 110'.

In addition, the protruding part 130'a, formed on the tank 130' for toner, can reduce the force per unit area acting on the tank 130' for toner in the Y-direction due to the force created when the reservoir 130' for the toner cartridge 110' with the toner supplying unit 200 to the processing unit. In particular, when the protrusion is a common item 130'a of the tank 130' for toner formed with a cross section like a part of an ellipse, the contact area of the tank 130' for toner with item 201' to install the toner cartridge may be greater than in the case when the reservoir 130 for toner has a round cross section. Thus, the force per unit area acting on the tank 130' for toner in the Y direction when the supply of toner can be compared with the tank 130 for toner having a circular cross-section. If the force per unit area acting on the tank 130' for toner in the Y-direction is reduced, the durability of the tank 130' for the toner and the processing unit 200 may increase.

In particular, since the device 300 of forming image using four color toner uses more black toner than other color toners, the toner cartridge 110' toner black toner supplies toner more often and for longer time than other cartridges 110 toner of other color toners, which is subjected to a greater force than the ink cartridges 110 toner of other color toners. If the cartridge 110' cartridge for black toner is formed with a protruding part 130'a, the force per unit area acting on the cartridge 110' with the toner in the vertical direction (the Y direction)can be reduced. Thus, it is possible to prevent deformation and/or reduction of the service life of the cartridge 110' toner Blachernae toner.

In the above explanation of the cartridge 110' toner black toner processing unit 200 is formed with non-circular cross-section; however, this feature should not be considered a limitation. Alternatively, the cartridge 110' toner black toner can be formed in the form of a circular cartridge.

According Fig block 340 transfer enables you to transfer toner images formed on the photosensitive medium 210, the printing medium P, and includes a tape 341 transfer, which are first transferred manifested toner image on the photosensitive medium P, and the roller 343 migration to migrate shown by the toner image transferred on the tape 341 transfer to the printing medium P.

Block 350 consolidation is tested by heat and pressure shown by the toner image transferred by block 340 transfer, thereby fixing manifested toner image on the print medium P. the Block 350 fastening includes a platen pressure and platen heating.

The output unit 360 outputs the print media P, which is shown by the toner image fixed block 350 docking of the device 300 of image formation. Pin roller 361 transfer is located between the lead unit 360 and block 350 for fixing the direction of movement of the print media P.

Having whom the NDU print the device 300 of image formation having the above construction, 320 instructs the scanner to emit a laser beam corresponding to the print data. The laser beam emitted by the block 320 display, forms a latent electrostatic image corresponding to print data on a photosensitive medium 210 of the block 200 processing. Four developing roller 220 serves on the photosensitive medium 210 black, cyan, Magenta and yellow toners, respectively, thereby manifesting the latent electrostatic image is made visible toner image. Shown by the toner image formed on the photosensitive medium 210 is transferred to the ribbon 341 transfer unit 340 of the transfer.

In addition, upon receiving the print command, the device 300 imaging instructs the block 310 feed print media to separate the printing medium P separated and submit the print media P to block 340 of the transfer.

Roller 343 transfer can transfer shown by the toner image transferred on the tape 341 transfer to the printing medium P is supplied between the ribbon 341 transfer and roller 343 transfer from block 310 to feed printed media. When the printing medium P, on which the migrated shown by the toner image passes through the block 350 fastening shown by the toner image is Oia are fixed on the printing medium P. The printing medium P with a fixed manifested toner images are output from the device 300 of image formation by the outlet roller 361 transfer and output unit 360.

As the device 300 imaging performs a printing operation, the toner T in the toner cartridge 110 toner (2) is consumed. When the toner cartridge 110 with the toner is low, the user must replace the empty cartridge 110 with the new toner cartridge 110 with toner.

According pig and 17, when replacing the cartridge 110 toner, first open the front cover 303 of the device 300 of image formation. Then, the rotary arm 120 empty cartridge 110 toner rotates in a counterclockwise direction and pull, causing the fixing plate 121 of the rotary lever 120 is released from the part 150 for the clutch, allowing the cartridge 110 toner can be separated from the workpiece 201 to install a toner cartridge unit 200 processing.

According pig and 16 new 110 toner cartridge is inserted in item 201 to install a toner cartridge unit 200 processing. In this case, if the user inserts the guide protrusion 139 cartridge 110 with the toner in the guide groove 205 parts 201 to install the toner cartridge and pushes the pivot arm 120 forward, the cartridge 110 toner is easy to install. Full the capacity of inserting the cartridge 110 toner in item 201 to install the toner cartridge, the user rotates the rotary arm 120, resulting in the fixing plate 121 of the rotary arm 120 is fixed behind the part 150 for the clutch. Then the front cover 303 (Fig) closes and the installation of the cartridge 110 toner completes.

When the cartridge 110 toner normally set to item 201 to install the toner cartridge, as shown in Fig, there is a gap G between the handle 128 of the rotary arm 120 and the front cover 303, when the front cover 303 is completely closed. However, when the toner cartridge 110 is not completely inserted in item 201 to install the toner cartridge, the user rotates the rotary arm 120, resulting in the insertion protrusion 170 fixing plate 121 is in contact with the part 150 for the clutch, as shown in Fig. As a result, the handle 128 of the rotary arm 120 is at a height H insertion protrusion 170, causing the front cover 303 does not close completely. Thus, the device 100 fixing a toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention can prevent the user to use the device 300 of image formation when not completely installed cartridge 110 with the toner, that is, when the cartridge 110 cartridge is not fully inserted in item 201 to install the toner cartridge.

At the Eden above description, the device 300 of image formation, equipped with four ink cartridges 110 toner used in the procedure of example; however, this should not be construed as limiting. The device 100 of the fixing of the toner cartridge according to an illustrative variant implementation of the present invention can be used in the device 300 of image formation having at least one cartridge 110 with toner.

On Fig shows a logical block diagram of the method of fixation/release the toner cartridge of the device forming the image according to a variant implementation of the General principle of the present invention. According to figure 2 and 20 at step S210 rotary arm 120 of the cartridge 110 with the toner installed on parts 201 to install a toner cartridge of the processing unit 200 rotates in one direction of the removal and the installation direction. At step S220, when the rotary arm 120 rotates in the direction of removal, at least one of the retaining plates 121 and parts for the clutch (not shown) of the rotary arm 120 down from the other of the clamping plate (not shown) and part 150 for coupling the processing unit 200. At step S230, when the rotary arm 120 rotates in the direction of installation, at least one of the retaining plates 121 and parts for the clutch (not shown) of the rotary arm 120 engages with the other of the at least one locking the second plate (not shown) and part 150 for the clutch unit 200 processing.

The present invention can also be implemented as computer-readable codes on a computer-readable medium. Computer-readable media may include computer-readable recording medium and computer-readable media of transmission. Computer-readable recording medium is any storage device that can store data which can then be read by a computer system. Examples of computer-readable recording media include read-only memory (ROM), random access memory (RAM), CD-ROM, magnetic tapes, floppy disks and optical storage devices. Computer-readable recording medium can also be distributed on computer systems connected in the network, resulting in a computer-readable code is stored and executed in a distributed mode. Computer-readable media may transmit carrier waves or signals (e.g., wired or wireless data transmission through the Internet). In addition, programmers specializing in the field of engineering that applies the General principle of the present invention can easily provide functional programs, codes and code segments for implementing the General principle of the present invention.

Thanks to the above described toner cartridge is according to the different variants of implementation of the present invention, the containing device of the image formation and the method of installation and removal of the toner cartridge the toner cartridge is fixed locking plate swivel arm, which is located rotatably on the reservoir for the toner, and the part of the clutch that is located on the block boundary, resulting in a change of the molding size of the toner cartridge does not affect the installation and removal of the toner cartridge. Thus, the toner cartridge can be easily installed and removed from the block processing.

In addition, thanks to the above described toner cartridge according to different variants of implementation of the present invention, the containing device of the image formation and the method of installation and removal of the toner cartridge swivel arm and the item for a clutch for installation or removal of the toner cartridge is opened to the outside of the block processing that allows the user to easily find recorded whether the toner cartridge.

Although there have been illustrated and described various embodiments of the present invention, the experts can make changes to these options for implementation, not retreating from the principles of the invention, the scope of which is defined by the appended claims and its equivalents.

1. A device for fixing a toner cartridge that contains
the rotation of the second arm, located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having a fixing plate formed on its outer circular surface, and
the item for a clutch that is located on the block boundary, where there is a reservoir of toner
at the same time when turning the handle at a given angle fixing plate swivel arm is inserted into detail to concatenate.

2. The device according to claim 1, in which
a reservoir for the toner contains the support piece to rotate, is formed essentially in the form of a ring on the first end of the toner tank, and
rotary handle contains a rotating part to rotate relative to the support piece to rotate the toner tank.

3. The device according to claim 2, in which
rotary swivel arm is inserted into one of the inner and outer parts of the support piece to rotate the toner tank.

4. The device according to claim 2, in which
at least a guide groove or a guide formed on the support piece to rotate the toner tank.

5. The device according to claim 4, in which
rotary swivel arm includes at least a guide or a guide groove, is inserted into at least the guide groove or the guide protrusion formed on the base on the hoist to rotate.

6. The device according to claim 5, in which
at least the guide groove or the guide of the support piece to rotate and the rotating parts are formed so that the rotary arm is rotated by an angle of approximately 45°.

7. The device according to claim 2, in which
rotary swivel arm is formed essentially in the form of a ring and is divided at least into two parts in the direction of the diameter of the rotary handle.

8. The device according to claim 2, in which the swivel arm includes a skirt covering the rotating part.

9. The device according to claim 8, in which the skirt is fixing plate.

10. The device according to claim 1, in which
rotary handle contains the handle.

11. The device according to claim 1, additionally containing
element for fixing the handle located on the reservoir of toner
thus, when the toner tank is not installed in the unit processing element for fixing the arm prevents the rotary arm to rotate, and when the toner tank is installed in the block processing element for fixing the arm allows the rotary arm to rotate.

12. The device according to claim 11, in which
element for fixing the arm contains
the locking end attached to the reservoir for the toner, and
the free end, move to separate from the toner tank, and
W is the groove commit in which is inserted the free end of the element for fixing the arm, formed on the inner surface of the rotary handle.

13. The device according to item 12, further comprising
presser protrusion located on the block boundary,
thus, when the toner tank is installed, the retainer protrusion presses the element for fixing the arm to the reservoir for the toner.

14. The device according to item 12, in which
a reservoir for the toner comprises a pair of protective tabs on both sides of the element for fixing the handle.

15. The device according to claim 1, in which
fixing plate swivel arm plug-in contains a protrusion protruding in the direction of the reservoir for the toner.

16. A device for fixing a toner cartridge that contains
turning the handle located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having a fixing plate formed on its outer circular surface,
the item for a clutch that is located on the block boundary, where there is a reservoir of toner, resulting in the rotation of the rotary arm at a given angle fixing plate swivel arm is inserted into a part for the clutch, and
element for fixing the handle located on the reservoir for the toner, as a result, when the toner tank is not installed in the loc processor, element for fixing the arm prevents the rotary arm to rotate, and when the toner tank is installed in the block processing element for fixing the arm allows the rotary arm to rotate.

17. The device according to clause 16, in which
a reservoir for the toner contains the support piece to rotate, is formed essentially in the form of a ring on the first end of the toner tank, and
rotary handle contains a rotating part that is inserted in the support piece to rotate the toner tank for rotation relative to the support part for rotation, and the fixing groove, into which is inserted an element for fixing the handle.

18. The device according to clause 16, in which
fixing plate swivel arm plug-in contains a protrusion protruding in the direction of the reservoir for the toner.

19. The device according to item 16, further comprising
presser protrusion located on the unit processing for the clamping element for fixing the arm to the reservoir for the toner.

20. The toner cartridge is located with disconnect on the unit processing device of the image formation, the toner cartridge contains
the toner tank to store toner, and
turning the handle located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having a locking plate, formed the ing on its outer circular surface,
moreover, when rotating the rotary arm at specified angles fixing plate is captured on parts for the clutch that is located on the block boundary.

21. The cartridge according to claim 20, in which
a reservoir for the toner contains the support piece to rotate, is formed essentially in the form of a ring on the first end of the toner tank, and
rotary handle contains a rotating part that is inserted in the support piece to rotate the toner tank for rotation relative to the reference parts for the turn.

22. The cartridge according to item 21, in which
rotary swivel arm is inserted into one of the inner from the outer parts of the support piece to rotate the toner tank.

23. The cartridge according to item 22, in which
at least a guide groove or a guide formed on the support piece to rotate the toner tank, and
rotary swivel arm includes at least a guide or a guide groove, is inserted into at least the guide groove or the guide protrusion formed on the support piece to rotate it.

24. The cartridge according to item 23, in which
at least the guide groove or the guide of the support piece to rotate and the rotating parts are formed so that the rotary arm is rotated by the angle will bring the flax 45°.

25. The cartridge according to item 21, in which
rotary swivel arm is formed essentially in the form of a ring and is divided at least into two parts in the direction of the diameter.

26. The cartridge according to item 21, in which
swivel arm includes a skirt covering the rotating part.

27. The cartridge p, in which
the skirt is fixing plate.

28. The cartridge according to claim 20, in which the rotary handle contains the handle.

29. The cartridge according to claim 20, further comprising
element for fixing the handle located on the reservoir of toner
thus, when the toner tank is not installed in the unit processing element for fixing the arm prevents the rotary arm to rotate, and when the toner tank is installed in the block processing element for fixing the arm allows the rotary arm to rotate.

30. The cartridge according to clause 29, in which the element for fixing the arm contains the locking end attached to the reservoir for the toner, and the free end, move to separate from the toner tank, and the fixing groove, into which is inserted the free end of the element for fixing the arm, formed on the inner surface of the handle.

31. The cartridge according to clause 29, further comprising
presser protrusion located on the block boundary,
thus, when the reservoir DL the toner is selected, clamping ledge takes the element for fixing the arm to the reservoir for the toner.

32. The cartridge according to clause 29, which
a reservoir for the toner comprises a pair of protective tabs on both sides of the element for fixing the handle.

33. The cartridge according to claim 20, in which
fixing plate swivel arm plug-in contains a protrusion protruding in the direction of the reservoir for the toner.

34. Rotary handle of the toner cartridge located with the possibility of disconnection in the block processing device imaging, with rotary handle contains
the locking plate on the outer circular surface of the rotary arm, and a rotary arm is rotatably at the first end of the reservoir for the toner
thus, when the toner tank is installed in the processing unit, and the rotary arm is rotated at a given angle, the fixing plate is captured on parts for the clutch that is located on the block boundary, resulting toner cartridge is recorded in the unit of processing.

35. Rotary handle for 34, while
swivel arm includes a fixing groove into which is inserted an element for fixing the handle located on the reservoir of toner
moreover, when the toner tank is not installed in the unit of processing, ale is NT for fixing the arm is inserted into the fixing groove, resulting rotary handle does not rotate, and when the toner tank is installed in the block processing element for fixing the arm is released from the fixing grooves, causing the rotary arm rotates.

36. A reservoir for the toner, which is located in the block processing device forming an image and contains the toner, and the toner tank contains
detail for supplying toner to the toner ejection, and
turning the handle located rotatably on the first end of the tank opposite the toner components for feeding the toner in the longitudinal direction of the toner tank, and having a locking plate,
thus, when the toner tank is installed in the processing unit, and the rotary arm is rotated in one direction, the fixing plate is captured on parts for the clutch that is located on the block boundary, resulting in a reservoir of the toner is fixed in the block processing.

37. Tank p, in which
when the locking plate is captured on parts for the clutch fixing plate is located approximately at the same level with the item for supply of toner.

38. Tank p, in which
the width of the locking plate is less than the width of the swivel arm.

39. The tank on clause 37, in which
a reservoir for the toner contains rozsiritelne the item, protruding in the direction of the height of the reservoir for the toner in the direction against the workpiece for supplying toner when the toner tank is mounted on the processing unit.

40. Tank § 39, in which
the protruding part of the reservoir for the toner is made so that its cross section has the shape of part of an ellipse, and
thus, when the block processing device, image formation is located a few tanks of toner, the toner tank to store the greatest amount of toner includes a protruding part.

41. A device for fixing a toner cartridge used in the device forming the image, the device for fixing a toner cartridge contains
a reservoir for the toner, installed in the processing unit, the processing unit has at least one of the fixing plates and parts for the clutch, and
turning the handle located rotatably on the first end of the toner tank, and having the other of the at least one of the fixing plates and parts for clutch
while the rotary arm is rotated in one direction to clutch the locking plate with the item for the clutch and in the other direction to release the locking plate and parts for the clutch.



 

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FIELD: printing industry.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to device of fixation of cartridge with toner, which includes rotary handle, located with possibility of its rotation on first butt end of toner reservoir and having fixing plate formed on its external circle surface, and unit for gearing, located on development unit, in which reservoir for toner is placed, when rotary handle is turned at given angle, fixing plate of rotary handle is inserted into unit for gearing.

EFFECT: invention allows to simplify installation and removal of cartridge with toner.

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