Container for developer supply and developer receiving device

FIELD: machine building.

SUBSTANCE: container for developer supply installed into device of developer receiving is actuated in ready position by operator turning container of developer supply in direction of ready position. The disclosed here container consists of containing section to contain developer, of a rotary outlet element for discharge of developer from the containing section and of an element of a driven transmission for engagement with a driven gear arranged in the structure of the developer reception to transfer driving force onto discharge element. Also the element of driven transmission can engage the driven gear when the operator turns the developer supply container into ready position. The element of the driven transmission is loaded for turn of the developer supply container in the ready position when this element is actuated with a driving force.

EFFECT: reduced wear of driven gear and element of driven transmission.

33 cl, 33 dwg

 

The technical FIELD TO WHICH the INVENTION RELATES.

The present invention relates to a container for a supply of the developer to supply the developer and the reception device developer to receive the developer from the container to supply the developer. Such a reception device developer can be applied to the copy machine, Fax machine, printer, or other devices imaging and imaging unit that is installed with the possibility of removal in the forming device of the image.

Prior art

It is known that the toner in the form of a fine powder is used as a developer for image formation in the image formation, such as electrophotographic copying apparatus, printer, etc. it is also Known that the toner is conveyed from the container to supply the toner contained in the willingness to change, device imaging, when the amount of toner used in forming device of the image.

Since the toner is a very fine powder, the toner may be scattered in the wrong manipulation during the operation of the supply toner. For this reason, the proposed and implemented solution container support supply of toner in the installation status in the forming device of the image, with a gradual issue the immediate vicinity of the toner through a small hole.

In such a conventional container for a supply of toner of the proposed design, in which a gear wheel for driving the mixing and feeding the toner element provided in the container supply toner, perceives the driving force through the kinematic linkage from the gear-wheel secured on the side of the device to form the image.

For example, in laid the patent application of Japan No. Hei 3-288875 proposed container supply toner in the form of a double cylinder containing the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder, in which the mixing element is located in the inner cylinder and the outer part provided with a toothed wheel that causes the mixing element. When such a container feed toner is inserted into the main building unit of image formation in the longitudinal direction of the above-mentioned container, a gear wheel secured in the inner cylinder, engages with a toothed wheel secured on the side of the main building unit of image formation. After the mesh is created, turn only the outer cylinder at an angle of about 90°, resulting in holes of the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder are aligned with each other and are aligned with a hole provided on the side of the main subassembly of the device f is Mirovaya image, that provides the ability to supply or replenishment of toner.

However, in this conventional example, when the operator inserts the container feed toner in the device forming the image in the longitudinal direction of the container supply toner, the teeth of the wheel in the container supply toner and the teeth of the wheel-side device imaging can abut each other. If this happens, you may damage the durability of the toothed wheels or, in the worst case, a gear wheel or gear wheels can be broken. In particular, a gear wheel on the side of the device forming the image repeatedly accommodates the gear container supply toner each time the container supply toner to replace or reinstall, and therefore, the problem of lock teeth is of great importance.

This problem can cause the supply of toner and improper operation that will require interruption of image formation.

The INVENTION

Accordingly, the main purpose of the present invention is to provide container feeder developer, which can reduce the wear element of the drive gear.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide a container of the supply of the developer, which may help to reduce wear on the drive gear of the pickup device of the developer.

An additional objective of the present invention is to provide container feeder developer that can properly serve the developer.

An additional objective of the present invention is to provide a device receiving the developer, which can reduce the wear of the drive gears and the drive element of the transmission.

In accordance with an aspect of the present invention proposes a container for a supply of the developer, allowing its installation with the ability pickup in the pickup device of the developer, the container feeder developer, established in the above reception device developer, is in the ready position by the operator turning the said container to supply the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness, and the said container to supply the developer contains an accommodating section to accommodate developer; a rotating discharge element for release of the developer of the said accommodating section; and item drive gear to mesh with a drive gear provided in the above-mentioned reception device developer to transfer drive force on said discharge element, moreover, the above-mentioned element drive transmission refers to the position in which the said element of the drive transmission can be engaged with a drive gear wheel which, the rotation of the above-mentioned container supply the developer to the ready position the rotate operation by the operator; these element drive transmission is loaded to rotate the above-mentioned container feeder developer placed in the ready position, the release position of the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness when the said element drive transmission perceives the driving force.

In accordance with an aspect of the present invention proposes a container for a supply of the developer, allowing its installation with the ability pickup in the pickup device of the developer, the container feeder developer, established in the above reception device developer, is in the ready position by the operator turning the said container to supply the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness, and the said container to supply the developer contains: accommodating section to accommodate developer; a rotating discharge element for release of the developer of the said accommodating section; and item drive gear to mesh with a drive gear provided in the above-mentioned reception device developer to transfer drive force on said discharge element and the said element drive transmission refers to the position in which the said ale is NT the drive transmission can be engaged with a driving gear wheel, the rotation of the above-mentioned container supply the developer to the ready position the rotate operation by the operator; a lever for forcing the mentioned container to supply the developer placed in the ready position, to rotate to the release position of the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness.

In accordance with an additional aspect of the present invention proposes a container for a supply of the developer, allowing its installation with the ability pickup in the pickup device of the developer, the container feeder developer, established in the above reception device developer, is in the ready position by the operator turning the said container to supply the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness, and the said container to supply the developer comprises a cylindrical section to accommodate developer; a rotating discharge element for release of the developer of the said cylindrical section; and item drive gear to mesh with a drive gear provided in the above-mentioned reception device developer to transfer drive force on said discharge element; regulating element for regulating the installation orientation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer regarding the above-mentioned pickup device developer so, th is would prevent the engagement between the drive element of the transmission and said drive gear; and these element drive transmission is positioned so that the rotate operation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer to the ready position, he is drawn around the center of the aforementioned cylindrical section.

In accordance with an additional aspect of the present invention proposes a container for a supply of the developer, allowing its installation with the ability pickup in the pickup device of the developer, these container feeder developer contains: accommodating section to accommodate developer; a rotating discharge element for release of the developer of the said enclosing section and many elements of the gearing, which are engaged between each other, for transmitting rotational force from a drive gear provided in the above-mentioned reception device developer, referred to the exhaust element.

In accordance with an additional aspect of the present invention offers a reception device developer to receive the developer from the container to supply the developer, which contains the cylindrical section to accommodate developer, rotating the discharge element for release of the developer from the aforementioned cylindrical section and the element drive transmission for transmission of rotational effort at the said outlet member, mentioned ustroystvami developer contains:

the installation site for installation with the possibility of removal of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer, and referred to the installation site allows rotation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer around the center of the aforementioned cylindrical section; a driving gear wheel, allowing engagement with the said element of the drive gear; a regulating element for regulating the installation orientation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer on the said installation site so as to prevent engagement between the drive element of the transmission and said drive gear; and the said element drive transmission is set so that during rotation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer mentioned element drive transmission is engaged with said drive gear.

The above and other objectives, features and advantages of the present invention evident from consideration of the following description of preferred embodiments of the present invention, taken together with the attached drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION of DRAWINGS

Figure 1 is a view in section, illustrating the General layout of the device forming the image.

Figure 2 is a view with partial cut processing device.

Figure 3 - image the position of the container supply toner, where (a) is a perspective view of the above-mentioned container and (b) is a side view of the above-mentioned container.

Figure 4 - image design of the feeding element in the container supply toner.

5 is an image pickup device of the toner, where (a) is a perspective view of the mentioned devices, when closes tight holes receiving the toner and (b) is a perspective view of the mentioned devices, when the opening of the holes receiving toner.

6 is an image of the container supply toner having a feasibility form, where (a) is a perspective view of the above-mentioned container and (b) is a view in section of the above-mentioned container.

Fig.7 - the image of the second gear 6, where (a) is a perspective view of the mentioned gear wheels, (b) is a view in section of the support structure mentioned gears.

Fig image fixing construction of the valve processor device, where (a) is a perspective view of the mentioned structures in a state of fixation and (b) is a perspective view of the aforementioned construction in the state of release.

Fig.9 is a perspective view illustrating the relationship between the locking element for the valve processing device and a cover for a change.

Figure 10 - image of a container of the toner supply when the said container is in the position where (a) is a perspective view of the above-mentioned container, (b)-(d) - side views in section, mentioned the second container.

11 - image of a container of the toner supply when the said container is in the ready position, where (a) perspective view and (b)-(d) - side views in section of the above-mentioned container.

Fig image container, the toner supply when the said container is in the feeding position, where (a) is a perspective view of the above-mentioned container and (b)-(d) - views side in the section.

Fig - picture theoretical diagrams explaining the principle of the automatic rotation of the container supply toner.

Fig image container supply toner, where (a) is a perspective view of the above-mentioned container and (b) is a side view of the above-mentioned container.

Fig is a perspective view of the container feeding toner, which is in the process of installation in the device receiving unit.

Fig - view in section of the device receiving unit.

Fig image snapping section of the container supply toner, where (a) is a view in section, when the locking section is a linked state, and (b) is a view in section, when the locking section is meshed state.

Fig image container supply toner having a feasibility form, where (a) is a perspective view of the above-mentioned container and (b) is a view in section of the above-mentioned container.

Fig - side views in section(a)-(c)) container supply of toner is placed in the floor is laid on the installation.

Fig - side views in section(a)-(c)) container supply of toner is placed in the ready position.

Fig - side views in section(a)-(c)) container supply of toner is placed in the feeding position.

Fig image container supply toner having a double cylindrical structure, where (a) perspective view and (b) is a perspective view of the inner cylinder.

Fig - view in section of the container feed toner (a) double cylindrical type, placed in the installation position, view in cross-section (b) of the above-mentioned container, placed in the ready position, and type in section (c) of the above-mentioned container, placed in the feeding position.

Fig image container supply toner containing a stepped gear, where (a) is a perspective view of the above-mentioned container and (b) is a perspective view of the stepped gears.

Fig is a perspective view representing the container for the supply of toner is supplied by a belt drive transmission.

Fig - perspective view (a) and a view in cross-section (b) container supply toner, in which the sizes of the gears of the drive transmission are different.

Fig - view in section of the container supply toner supplied with four gears of the drive transmission.

Fig - view in section of the container of the supply of toner is equipped with a friction wheel.

Fig - view in section of the container of the filing of the toner, in which the sizes of the gears of the drive transmission differ and vary their position.

Fig - view in section of the support structure for the second gear 6.

Fig is a perspective view of the container feeding toner in which a large part of the gears of the drive transmission closed gripping element.

Fig is a perspective view of the container feeding toner in the comparative example.

Fig - side view in section of the means of transmission of the drive force of the container feed toner in the comparative example, after the above-mentioned container is installed in the device receiving unit.

DESCRIPTION of the PREFERRED embodiments of the INVENTION

The following describes preferred embodiments of the present invention in connection with the accompanying drawings.

An implementation option 1

The processing unit of the image

Container supply toner according to option exercise 1 (so-called toner cartridge) is loaded in the pickup device of the toner device imaging, which is an electrophotographic copier of the type in the present embodiment.

Figure 1 shows such a photocopier. In this figure the position marked 100 main building site electrophotographic copier. P is the position 101 marked original, placed on a supporting glass table 102 for the original. Light image describing information about the image is projected onto the element of the image transfer in the form of an electrophotographic photosensitive drum 104 by the mirrors M and a lens Ln of the optical section 103. Positions 105-108 marked cassette sheet. Suitable sheet is selected according to information about the size of sheets in the cassettes 105-108, in accordance with the sheet size of the original 101, or information entered by the user on site management, and a suitable sheet is captured from one of the cassettes 105-108. The recording material is not limited to the sheet, and may be a sheet for overhead projection (OHP) or something similar.

One sheet S, captured and issued feeding and separating device 105A-108A, is fed to the registration roller 110 through the input section 109 and is supplied synchronously with the scanning operation of the optical section 103 and the rotation of the photosensitive drum 104. Positions 111, 112 indicated discharger transfer and gap separation. The powder image formed on the photosensitive drum 104 is transferred onto the sheet S by the discharger 111 transfer. The discharger 112 Department serves for separating the sheet S, containing the powder image transferred to it from the photosensitive drum 104.

ZAT is m sheet S, filed feeding section 113, is subjected to heat and pressure section 114 of the pin through which the powder image is fixed on the sheet. In the case of simple copies (one copy of) the sheet S is discharged to the output tray 117 by the outlet rollers 116 through lead/reversing section 115. In the case of mode superposition copy sheet S is fed back to the registration roller 110 through the input sections 119, 120 reverse feed by controlling the sash pin 118/reversing section 115, and then the sheet is displayed in the output tray 117 by the path along which the sheet is conveyed in the case of one-sided copy.

In the case of double-sided copy sheet S is partially displayed once discharging rollers 116 on lead/reversing section 115. Then, after the trailing edge of the sheet S passes through the shutter 118 and while the sheet S is still clamped by the outlet rollers 116, controls the shutter 118, and output roller 116 simultaneously rotates in the opposite direction to feed the sheet S back into the device. After that, the sheet S is fed to the registration roller 110 through the input sections 119, 120 reverse feed, and then the sheet S is displayed in the output tray 117 by the same way as one-sided copy.

Basically the layout node device 100, around the photosensitive drum 104 by providing the received processing means, containing processing device 201 (development tool), section 202 of cleaning (cleaners), primary electristar 203 (electrifiable tool), etc. Section 202 cleaning removes toner remaining on the photosensitive drum 104. Primary electristar 203 performs the function of applying electric charges on the surface of the photosensitive drum to create a uniform potential in preparation of forming the electrostatic image on the photosensitive drum 104.

Processing unit

Figure 2 shows processing device 201 and the photosensitive drum 104.

Processing unit 201 performs the function of the manifestations of the toner on the latent electrostatic image formed on the photosensitive drum 104 by the optical section 103 and the corresponding information of the original 101. To supply toner to developing device 201, is provided with a container 1 supply of toner, which is installed with the possibility of removal by the user.

Processing device 201 contains the device 10 receiving the toner, which is set with connector container 1 supply toner, and a developing device 201a. Developing device 201a contains the developing roller 201b and the input element 201c. The toner supplied from the container 1, the toner supply, podaa the Xia to the developing roller 201b feed element 201c and served on the photosensitive drum 104 developing roller 201b. As shown in figure 2, is provided with a squeegee 201d, which is a regulating element for regulating the magnitude of the powder coating on the developing roller 201b, and the plate 201e, preventing the blowing of the toner (element, preventing the precipitation of toner), in contact with the developing roller to prevent deterioration of the toner through the gap between the developing device 201a and the developer roller 201b.

As shown in figure 1, the cover 15, which is part of the external body, is provided for changing the container supply toner. When the user sets the container 1 supply of toner in the main building host device 100, or when the user removes the container 1 supply of toner from the core subassembly of the device 100, the cover 15 is opened by turning it in the direction of the arrow W in figure 1.

Container supply toner

Below, with reference to Figure 3, the design of the container 1, the toner supply under this option implementation. Figure 3 in part (a) container supply toner shown in perspective and in part (b) presents a view of the outside of the filling hole of the container supply toner.

The body 1a of the container, perform the function of holding the toner accommodating section)is, in General, cylindrical. On the circumferential surface of the body 1a of the container is made 1b for production of the toner in the form of a slit, continuing in the longitudinal direction of the container 1.

Hole 1b for the production of toner, as described hereinafter, is directed horizontally when the container feed toner is installed in the main building unit of image formation and rotated at a given angle, i.e. when completed, the rotation of the container supply toner to the feeding position of the toner, in which the supply of toner.

The body 1a of the container must have a certain rigidity for the protection of toner inside the said casing during transportation and prevent deterioration of the toner from him, and therefore, the housing is formed by injection molding of polystyrene material.

The external surface of the body 1a of the container is provided with a handle 2 (gripping element to facilitate the operations performed by the user (operator)to ensure submission of the container 1, the toner supply to the receiver unit. The handle 2 must have sufficient stiffness for the same reason, and so also is formed by injection molding of the same material as the body 1a of the container.

The handle 2 may be fastened to the body 1a of the container by means of mechanical coupling/screws, gluing, welding or any other method if it provides sufficient strength to withstand the force applied during operation both the cookie supply. For reasons of strength and production cost, it is advisable forming body 1a of the container and the handle 2 in one.

The end of the body 1a of the container opposite the end on which is provided a first gear wheel 5, consists in the hole 1c, tightly sealed cap (sealing element) after refilling the toner into the body of the container. A detailed description of the first gear 5 is provided in the future.

One end surface of the body 1a of the container is equipped with an adjustable safety element 100 (subject to the adjustment element, as shown in Figure 3, to regulate the installation orientation (angle) of the container supply toner relative to the pickup device of the toner. On the other hand, the reception device toner is equipped with a control recess 10f (regulatory element) for direction adjustable safety element, as shown in Figure 5, to regulate the installation orientation of the container supply toner. The recess shaped so that it does not interfere with the safety element when the container feed toner is installed in the pickup device of the toner properly.

The input element in the container supply toner

Below, with reference to Figure 4, the authors describe the design of the feeding unit. 4 shows a side view of vnutrennyaya container supply toner.

In the body 1a of the container is provided with a feed element 4 (final element)to apply the toner from the lower part to the upper part of the hole 1b for the production of toner while stirring the toner in the container by rotation relative to the body 1a of the container.

As shown in figure 4, the feed element 4 contains mainly the axis 4a of the mixing blades 4b mixing. One longitudinal end of the axis 4a of the mixing rests rotatably on the body 1a of the container so that it cannot move in the axial direction of the axis 4a of mixing. On the other hand, the other longitudinal end of the axis 4a of the mixing coaxially connected with the first toothed wheel 5, which is described in detail in the future. In particular, they are connected by the engagement of the axial section of the first gear 5 with the other end of the axis 4a of mixing in the body of the container.

Around the axial section is provided with a sealing element to prevent deterioration of the toner to the outside of the container around an axial section of the first gear 5. The first gear wheel 5 and the axis 4a of mixing can be connected to another not directly, but may have a coaxial connection through another element or other elements.

The axis 4a of the mixing must have sufficient rigidity for the dispersion of the toner when the toner is Clipse the Xia state, and for supply and discharge, and therefore, in the present embodiment, the above-mentioned axis is made of polystyrene and polyacetylene material, which is desirable.

The blades 4b mixing is attached to the axis 4a of the mixing and during the rotation axis 4a stirring the toner in the container is dispersed, mixed, and fed to the hole 1b to produce toner. To reduce the amount of toner remaining in the container supply toner, the blade 4b mixing slides on the inner surface of the container. In other words, the length of the elongated ends of the blades of the mixing from the axis of the mixing is chosen with regard to the internal diameter of the container.

As shown in figure 4, the mixing blades are L-shaped sections which are inclined sections X, which provide the function of the supply of toner in the longitudinal direction of the container. In particular, the inclined section performs the function of supply of toner available near the end of the container to the hole 1b for the production of toner, which is located at the Central section along the length. The mixing blades are made from a sheet of polyester.

Design and materials the feed element 4 is not limited to the above-described structure, but may be any if you let the stirring and conveyance of the toner while rotating. For example, you can edit the thread material and/or configuration of blades mixing, or you can use another feeding mechanism.

Flap container supply toner

As shown in Figure 3(a), the flap 3 of the container for opening and closing the holes 1b for the release of the toner has such a curvature that the valve continues on the external surface of the container 1, the toner supply. The flap 3 of the container is engaged with the two guide sections 1d provided on the opposite length sides of the holes 1b for production of the toner. Guides plots 1d function of the direction of shear displacement of the valve of the container along the outer surface of the container when the hole 1b for the release of the toner must be opened and closed. The guide section 1d provided with a locking section 1d' to determine the position of the closing flap 3 of the container.

The valve of the container has a tail section, front relative to the direction of rotation for opening, and the front end section abuts against the locking section provided in the reception device toner, during the operation of the alerting container supply toner, which prevents further rotation of one container supply toner and flaps of the container. After stops at the stopper of the container supply toner rotated relative to the valve of the container, which is now open hole is 1b for the production of toner, than opened the container supply toner.

In addition, during the operation of the extraction container supply toner, which is described later, the tail section of the valve of the container, the front relative to the direction of closing, rests in the locking area of the pickup device of the toner, which prevents further rotation of one container supply toner and flaps of the container. Therefore, when the rotation of the container supply toner relative to the valve of the container, which is locked, cut to release the toner moves back to the position in which the said opening is closed by a flap of the container. Thus, the hole for the release of toner again tightly closed.

In order to prevent precipitation of the toner, it is preferable to provide a sealing element on the surface of the flap 3 of the container opposite the holes 1b for the production of toner, or can be provided a sealing element at the edges of the holes 1b for the release of the toner body 1a of the container. Mentioned sealing elements can be provided at the flap 3 of the container and the body 1a of the container, respectively. This sealing element is compressed to a predetermined degree of compression between the valve of the container and the external surface of the housing container.

In the present embodiment, applied design is, use flap 3 of the container, is capable of closing and opening the holes 1b for production of the toner. The flap 3 of the container is not essential, and in alternative designs, for example, in the area of the body of the container around the edges of the outlet openings of the toner can be welded sealing film of polymeric material for hermetic sealing of the hole and at the time of filing of the toner to tear off the sealing film.

In such an alternative construction, the hole 1b for the release of the toner cannot again tightly closed when the container is replaced upon completion of the supply of toner, and therefore there is the probability of spilling toner. For this reason, it is desirable to provide the valve 3 of the container, as in the present embodiment, and then cut to release the toner can again close tightly.

When there is a possibility that there will be a rash of toner to the outside during transportation to the feeding of the toner, due to the configuration of the discharge outlet of the container and/or because of the amount of toner contained in the container, can be used as a sealing film, and the valve of the container for additional quality assurance seal. In this case, it is desirable that the portion of the sealing film was pasted on the valve of the container and the sealing film was filming the camping opening movement of the valve of the container.

The mechanism of interaction of container supply toner with flap processing device

On the circumferential surface of the body 1a of the container is equipped with an opening protrusion 1e (the site of interaction (land locked)) and sealing flange 1f (site of interaction (land locked)) for opening and closing the valve 11 processor device (Figure 5) operation of rotation of the container supply toner.

In particular, during the operation of the alerting of the container 1 supply of toner, which is described later, the opening protrusion 1e lowers the valve 11 processor device for opening or slit opening 10b receiving toner (Figure 5). During the operation of the extraction container supply toner, which is described in detail further, sealing flange 1A raises the valve 11 processor device for re-sealing or closing holes 10b receive toner. The areas of the flaps 11 of the developing device, in which abuts the opening protrusion 1e and sealing flange 1f, function as reciprocal linking rotation of the container supply toner to the move operation of the opening and closing of the valve with the device.

The opening protrusion 1e is the relative location of the front in the course from the point of view of the direction of opening movement of the valve 11 with the mouth of the STS, when the container 1, the toner supply is installed in the device 10 receiving toner (Figure 5), and the sealing projection 1f is the relative location behind the course.

The tool drive transfer container supply toner

Below, with reference to Figure 3, followed by a description of a design tool drive transfer container supply toner designed for the kinematic connection with a drive gear wheel 12 (driving element, Figure 5), provided in the device 10 receiving the toner, and to transmit the rotational drive force from the drive gear 12 to the feed element 4.

In the present embodiment, the vehicle drive transmission comprises a gear transmission containing adjacent gears, and the axis of rotation of gear wheels mounted for rotation directly on the end surface of the container supply toner.

When the container 1, the toner supply is installed in the device 10 receiving toner after performed by the user operation (position) ((C) in Figure 10), the tool drive transmission is in position, the remote in the circumferential direction from the drive gear 12, and therefore is not in kinematic connection with a drive leading gear wheel 12, in particular not linked with him. The container feed toner in the installation position can be retrieved from the device is TBA receive toner.

With this design it is possible to exclude the clamp to stop the drive gears 12 and means driving gear (the second gear 6, described later) of the container feed toner in one another during installation of the container supply toner, and therefore it is possible to avoid wear or damage due to a focus.

Then the container 1, the toner supply is turned manually at a given angle in the ready position ((C) figure 11) from the mounted position. In the ready position the tool drive gear and the drive sprocket 12 are in kinematic connection or engagement between them (in the engaged position).

As explained hereinafter, the container feed toner rotates automatically from the position of readiness in the feeding position, in which Pets supply of toner by using the drive transmission.

The tool drive transmission in this example is formed by the first toothed wheel 5 and the second gear wheel 6 located on one longitudinal end surface of the body 1a of the container.

As shown in Figure 3, the axis of rotation of the first gear 5 (reversing element) mounted for rotation on the end surface of the body of the container and is coaxially coupling with the feed element 4. The center of rotation of Pervov the toothed wheel 5, essentially aligned with the axis center of rotation of the container supply toner, around which the container feed toner is rotated at a given angle with the handle 2, driven by a user during operation of the alerting from the mounted position to the ready position.

As shown in Figure 3, the second gear wheel 6 (element drive transmission element, perceiving driving force) has an axis of rotation, which is mounted for rotation on the end surface of the housing container in a position remote from the center of rotation of the container 1, the toner supply (eccentric position) and is in toothed engagement with the first toothed wheel 5. Therefore, the center of rotation of the second gear 6 is eccentric relative to the center of rotation of the container supply toner.

The adoption of the first gear 5 and the second gear 6 is enough, if they can pass a sufficient drive force from the device 10 receiving the toner, and in the present embodiment, the aforementioned gears are made of polyacetale resin material by molding under pressure. In the present embodiment, the first gear 5 has a diameter of 40 mm, and the number of teeth equal to 40; a second gear wheel has a diameter of 20 mm, and the number of teeth is equal to 20. At the same toothed wheel 12 has a diameter of 17 mm, and the number of teeth is equal to 17. The diameters of the modules and the number of teeth of gear wheels are chosen so that the drive transmission was implemented correctly, and the values given are not binding.

Around the mentioned axial section of the body 1a of the container, which rests rotatably on the body 1a of the container, installed oil seal (sealing element) to prevent deterioration of the toner from the inside of the housing 1a of the container. On the other hand, since the second gear wheel 6 mounted for rotation in the outer Cabinet element body 1a of the container, similar to the oil seal is not provided.

Because the second gear wheel 6 mounted in a position remote from the center of rotation of the container 1 supply of toner, it is removed from the drive gear 12 in the circumferential direction, when the container 1, the toner supply is in position.

The second gear wheel 6 is in toothed engagement with a drive gear wheel 12, secured in the device 10 receiving the toner by the rotation of the container supply toner. In other words, when the container 1 supply of toner is rotated in the ready position when the operation performed by the user who created the gearing or the kinematic connection between the second gear 6 and driving gear wheels is m 12 ((c) figure 11).

In the present example this is achieved given the positioning of the second gear wheel 6 on the body 1a of the container in the direction of rotation.

Then, when the container supply of toner is in the feeding position, the second gear wheel 6 takes the rotational force from the drive gear 12, by which rotates the first gear wheel 5, which is located in kinematic connection with the second toothed wheel 6. In the feed element 4 is rotated relative to the body 1a of the container, which is essentially non-installed in the ready position in the pickup device of the toner, and thereby releases the toner. During the feeding of the toner, the second gear 6 is driven into rotation in the direction B of rotation (Fig), which is the rotation direction identical to the direction of rotation of the container 1, the toner supply during the operation of the alerting driving gear wheel 12 which rotates in the direction C on Fig.

In this example, the container has an essentially cylindrical configuration, the center of rotation of the feeding unit is essentially coincident with the center of rotation of the container shell, and therefore the center of rotation of the first gear 5, is directly connected to the feed element 4 is essentially sovpadali the center of rotation of the body 1a of the container. The second gear wheel 6 has a center of rotation that is different from the center of rotation of the first gear 5, so that during rotation of the container 1 supply of toner, make circular movement or circulation around the center of rotation of the body 1a of the container so that the second gear wheel is in mesh with the driving gear 12 of the device 10 receiving toner.

The second gear wheel 6 is rotated relative to the container of the toner supply driving force, perceived from the drive gears 12, at the stage of filing of the toner, that is, it rotates around its axis of rotation in the present embodiment. In addition, the second gear wheel 6 on the stage alerting container supply toner rotates together with the container supply toner around the axis of rotation of the container of the toner supply driving force, perceived from the drive gear 12.

The center of rotation of the feeding unit can be performed with distinction from the center of rotation of the container. For example, the center of rotation of the feeding unit may be shifted to the hole to release the toner. In this case, the first gear 5 is installed in a position different from the center of rotation of the body of the container, respectively, at the center of rotation of the feeding unit, and the same as the above example when turning Conte is HEPA second gear wheel 6 performs a circular movement or drawn around the center of rotation of the body 1a of the container to bring it into engagement with the driving gear 12 of the device 10 receiving toner.

When the center of rotation of the feeding unit is different from the center of rotation of the container shell, the first gear wheel 5 can be omitted, that is, the vehicle drive transmission is formed by the second toothed wheel 6. In particular, the second gear wheel 6 provided with a coaxial feed element 4 and the axial section of the second gear 6 and the axial section of the feed element 4 are connected. In the case of this construction, the direction of rotation of the feed element 4 opposite to the direction in the above example, and the toner is supplied from the upper part to the lower part of the hole to release the toner, which is oriented sideways, in particular in the direction for approximately 3 hours on the figure. That is, the efficiency of release of the toner is reduced.

Then the input element is in this case preferably has the following construction. The feed element includes a plate made of a very rigid polymer material that performs the function of lifting the toner in the container during the rotation of the feeding unit, and many guides on each side of the plate of polymeric material with the guides perform the function of the raised areas of the toner to the bottom of the hole to release the toner. With this construction, the axis of rotation is provided on each of opposite along the length of the end plate of the polymer of the second material and one end of the axis of rotation is directly or indirectly connected with the second gear wheel 6.

In the case of such a feed element formed by the plate of polymeric material in the container is held residual amount of toner (the amount of toner remaining at the end of the life of the toner container). From this point of view, the design of the first gear 5 and the second gear 6, as in the present embodiment, is preferred.

In other words, as described later, the direction of rotation of the feeding unit is opposite to the direction B figure 10, taking into account the efficiency of the supply and discharge of toner.

On the other hand, as described hereinafter, to provide for automatic rotation of the container supply toner by using the drive transfer container supply toner, it is desirable that the direction of rotation of the second gear 6 was the direction B figure 10 and the direction of rotation of the drive gear 12 is made opposite to the direction B.

In the present embodiment, to provide a dual function (efficiency of the supply and discharge of the toner and automatic rotation of the container supply toner), the tool drive transmission is formed by the first toothed wheel 5 and the second gear wheel 6 (two gears). In other words, the first gear 5 performs the function IU is anima conversion of the direction of rotation for the rotational transformation efforts provide the second gear wheel 6, the rotational force in the direction of rotation of the feeding element.

The mechanism for converting the direction of rotation (reversing mechanism) is not limited to the first toothed wheel 5, and may be as follows. Instead of the first gear 5 is applied a combination of belt drive gear and pulley (support element), which rotates coaxially with the feed element (the center of rotation which is aligned with the center of rotation of the container supply toner). The pulley directly or indirectly connected to the feed element. The axis of rotation of the second gear 6 is continued in the longitudinal direction of the container (forward from the plane of the drawing in Figure 10 (c)), and between the site continued rotation axis and the pulley carried out around the belt drive transmission in the form of a figure "8".

In this example, the container has a cylindrical configuration, but the configuration of the container is not limited to this configuration. For example, to prevent riding of the container supply of toner when it is placed on a table or floor, the container feed toner may be in cross-section in the shape of the letter "D", as shown in Fig.6. In such case, the center of rotation of the container feed toner is the center of curvature of the arc near the outlet of toner and, in fact, coincides with the centers of rotation zaslona is. When this valve, etc. can be moved with high precision when turning the container.

Tool create resistance to rotation

As shown in Fig.7, the axial section 6a of the second gear 6 engaged with the protruding section 1a', secured on the end surface of the body 1a of the container. The second gear wheel 6 has a Cup shape, which is provided with a ring element 64 (the sliding element, the elastic element) made of silicone rubber as a means to create resistance to rotation and is compressed to a predetermined degree. In particular, the ring element 64 is made of silicone rubber is compressed between the pressure element 63 and the bottom surface of the Cup of the second gear 6 by the spring (the gland element). The clutch element 63 is fixed on the protruding section 1a'. The cap element 61 (the gland element) attached to the speaker section 1a' so that the spring 62 is compressed between the pressure element 63 and the cap element 61.

In the present embodiment, the second gear wheel 6 has a surface contact with the annular element 64, so that the second gear 6 is not easily turned relative to the body 1a of the container. In other words, adjusted sufficiently large resistance to rotation of the second gear 6 relative to the body 1a of the container.

On the other hand, the first gear is th wheel 5 is not provided with such means for creating resistance to rotation, and therefore, when taken into account only the first gear 5, the resistance to rotation relative to the body 1a of the container is quite weak.

The first gear 5 and the second gear wheel 6 function transmission of rotational effort to the input element and is therefore not freely rotate relative to the body 1a of the container through the creation tools create resistance to rotation. This solution is used to provide automatic rotation of the container supply toner, which is described later.

Tool create resistance to rotation is not limited to the above-described structure, but may be of any known construction. For example, instead of the silicone rubber can be applied urethane rubber. Instead of the silicone rubber can be applied elastomeric polymeric material. In an alternative embodiment, the means for creating resistance to rotation may be mixing blade, which is quite hard and long to provide sufficient resistance to sliding relative to the inner surface of the container against rotation. In an additional alternative embodiment, the sealing property of the sealing element, for example an oil seal provided around the first gear 5 to prevent deterioration of the toner, it is possible in order to improve for the run also features tools for creating resistance to rotation.

The position in which is provided means for creating resistance to the rotation, may be different than the second gear wheel 6. Tool create resistance to rotation can be ensured when the first toothed wheel 5, or in such place, if the tool drive transmission performs the function of braking or retaining its rotation relative to the container supply toner. For example, the tool will create resistance to rotation may be provided on the site (bearing) of the container that is intended for a bearing with a rotation axis 4a of the mixing from the filling hole.

Special design or provision of funds create resistance to rotation is not limited to the above examples, if provided with automatic rotation of the container supply toner, which is described later.

If the rotation resistance is attached to the first toothed wheel 5 and the second gear wheel 6 by means of create resistance to rotation is too strong, then the rotational torque from the drive motor to apply and release the toner by means of the feeding unit is too large. In the present embodiment, it is also considered, and the rotation resistance is attached to the first toothed wheel 5 and the second gear wheel 6 by means of the POPs the project of resistance to rotation, set in order to provide automatic rotation of the container supply toner.

The method of Assembly of the container supply toner

The Assembly of the container 1, the toner supply includes the following steps.

First, prepare the body 1a of the container. Then fix the feed element 4 in the housing 1a of the container. After this first gear wheel 5 mounted on one end surface of the body 1a of the container and then install the second gear wheel 6. In addition, on the body of the container to collect the flap 3 of the container and the handle 2.

Then fill the toner through the opening 1c and, finally, tightly close the opening of the sealing element.

The procedure for refilling toner, install the second gear 6, the valve Assembly 3 of the container and the handle 2 can be changed for easy Assembly.

In the present embodiment, the body 1a of the container is a cylindrical container with an outer diameter of 60 mm and a length of 320 mm, an Internal volume of the container is approximately 600 CC, which is charged 300 g of toner.

The reception device toner

Below, with reference to Figure 5, the description of device 10 receiving toner. The device 10 receiving the toner containing the installation area 10a to install with the possibility of removal of the container 1, the toner supply and the hole 10b of receiving toner DL is receiving toner, manufactured from the container 1, the toner supply. The toner supplied from the opening reception of toner is supplied to developing device and serves to form the image.

The device 10 receiving the toner is further provided with a damper 11 processor device having essentially semi-cylindrical surface in a nested position relative to the configuration of the peripheral surface of the installation section 10a and relative to the container 1, the toner supply. Flap processing device is engaged with the guide section 10c provided at the lower edge of the installation area 10a, to provide shear circular motion for opening and closing the hole 10b of the receiving unit.

In addition, the device 10 receiving the toner supplied by the stopper 10e (11, (a)) to stop in the end position, the movement of opening of the valve 11 processor device. Thus, when the valve 11 processor device is opened, the bottom of the hole 10b receiving the toner and the upper edge of the flap 11 of the developing device are aligned with high accuracy for full opening of the hole 10b of the reception of the toner. The stopper 10e performs the function of the stopper section for stopping the rotation of the body 1a of the container in the position in which the hole 1b for the release of the toner is opposite holes 10b receive toner. In other words, the rotation of the container 1 supply of toner, located in engagement with the flap 11 of the developing device through the opening tab (site interaction), now with the stop moving the opening of the valve 11 processor device, the stopper 10e.

The locking mechanism of the valve processing device

The flap 11 of the developing device, as shown in Fig, (a)when the container 1, the toner supply is not installed on the installation section 10a, is xed for a tight closing holes 10b receive toner. In particular, one edge of the flap 11 processor device abuts against the stopper 10d device 10 receiving the toner, and the other end abuts against the locking element 13 (means of restraint), so moving the said valve is locked in position tight closing holes 10b receive toner.

Thus effectively prevent the possible ingress of dust or foreign materials in the processing device 201 and the possible precipitation of toner from the developing device 201 in the installation area 10a.

The locking element 13, as shown in Fig.9, rests on the portion of the flap 11 of the developing device on the locking section 13a so that the movement of the valve 11 of the developing device in the direction of opening blocked. In addition, the locking element 13 can be moved in the direction A (Fig.9).

In the present embodiment, the wasp is estline flap 11 processor device is released, only when closed cover 15 to change.

In particular, when the user performs the operation of closing the cover 15 to change deblocare element 15a (deblocare means)provided on the lid 15 to change, is in engagement with the receptive section 13b of the locking element 13 to shift the locking element 13 in the longitudinal direction (along arrow A in Fig). Then the locking section 13a is moved in deblocare position in which it does not prevent the possible movement of the valve 11 of the developing device in the direction of opening the valve 11 processor device.

As shown in Fig.9, with the rear side relative to the longitudinal direction of the locking element 13 is provided with a spring element 14 (the gland element). The locking element 13 is normally preloaded spring element 14 in the front side in the longitudinal direction (opposite to the direction A in Figure 9). In other words, the locking element is preloaded so as to return to the locked position with the outlet deblokiruyuschee element 15a.

Driving toothed wheel of the pickup device of the toner

As shown in Figure 5, at one end along the length of the installation area 10a provided with the driving gear 12 (drive element) for transmitting the rotational drive force from the drive motor, located mainly in ananova.com node device 100 of image formation. The driving gear 12 is stationary mounted in the pickup device of the toner, that is, cannot be moved, even if the transmission gear wheel 12 is faced with the end tooth of the second gear wheel 6 of the container supply toner, and therefore they are not engaged among themselves in contrast to the widely known construction in which the driving gear wheel 12 can be discharged with the emphasis on the second gear wheel 6.

Driving gear wheel 12, as described later, performs the function of the application of rotational force to the container supply toner to rotate the container supply toner during operation cast in readiness. Namely, the direction of rotation of the drive gear drive motor 12 is such as indicated by the arrow C in Fig (opposite the direction of rotation of the container of the toner supply during the operation of the alerting). In the present example, the driving gear 12 in the operating condition is in mesh with the drive gear for rotation of the photosensitive drum 104, the developing roller 201b, the feeding unit 201c processor of the device shown in figure 2.

The cast is ready container supply toner

Below, with reference to Figure 10-12, described the operation of the alerting container feeder is a pioneer.

Figure 10 shows the state in which establish the container supply toner, and figure 11 shows the state in which the said container lead turning into the ready position. On Fig shows the state in which the container feed toner is transferred by the rotation in the feeding position.

Figure 10-12 (a) schematically shows the container of the toner supply device and the receiving toner. On these figures (b) are cross sections illustrating the positioning of the holes 1b for the production of toner, holes 10b receiving the toner and the valve 11 processor device. On these figures (c) are cross sections explaining the mutual position of the means of transmission actuation forces. On these figures (d) are cross sections illustrating the positioning of the flaps 11 of the developing device and the site of interaction of the body of the container.

The cast is ready container supply toner includes a manual step, which is performed by the user, and an automatic step, which is performed by the reception device toner.

Manual step includes the installation operation in which the user sets the container feed toner in the installed position of the pickup device of the toner (the position in which permitted inserting and ejecting a container supply toner), and rotation, during which the user rotates the container supply toner from the mounted position to the ready position (the position in which the second gear 6 is in toothed engagement with a drive gear wheel 12). In the ready position opening the tab container supply toner is in engagement with the flap processing device. When the user rotates the container at a given angle (about 2-3°), the site of interaction (open collar) is now the reception device toner, which prevents the extraction container supply toner. Therefore, when the container supply of toner is in the ready position or feeding position, removing the container feed toner is not allowed.

The rotation of the container feeding toner from a position of readiness in the feeding position (the position in which it is possible to supply toner) is automatically executable stage. All the described rotation of the container, the toner supply is carried out in the same direction (arrow B in Figure 10). When the container supply of toner is in the feeding position, the container feed toner is also blocked from retrieval.

The angle of rotation of the container supply of toner between the installation position and the ready position is about 60°, and the angle of rotation of the container between the ready position and the feed position is about 12°.

The installation phase of the operation alerting

First, the user opens the cover 15 to change the insert container 1 supply of toner in the device 10 receiving the toner in the direction of the arrow A in Figure 10, (a) (in the direction essentially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the container supply toner).

This is regulated by the installation orientation of the container 1, the supply of toner in the direction of rotation. In particular, the user inserts the container 1 supply of toner in the device receiving toner combining this adjustable ledge 100 (Figure 3) container supply toner with regulating recess 10f (Figure 5) receiver of the toner. As a result, the container feed toner is inserted so that its hole to release the toner is facing upwards (in the direction of 12 hours). Thus, when the container supply toner removed from the device receiving the toner, as explained hereinafter, the toner remaining in the container supply toner, not getting enough sleep between the peripheral surface of the housing of the container and the flap of the container.

On the orientation of the hole to release the toner during the installation the user is not limited to the direction straight up, but can be, in General, directed upwards. In particular, the hole for the release of the toner is oriented preferably in the range of ±30° from the vertical (between lines 11 hours and 1 hour). The direction of the outlet openings of the toner is the direction of the line connecting the center of the hole to release the toner in the direction of rotation of the container feeder tone of the Republic of Armenia and the center of rotation of the container supply toner. The angle formed between this line and the vertical line is preferably in the range of ±30°. As shown in Figure 10, (c), the driving gear wheel 12 on the wall of the device 10 receiving the toner and the second gear wheel 6 on the wall of the container 1, the toner supply are not in engagement with each other, and, in particular, they are separated from one another in the direction of rotation of the container 1.

Stage manual rotation during the operation of the alerting

The user then manipulates the handle 2 to rotate the container 1 supply of toner is placed in the installation position in the device 10 receiving the toner in the direction B, as shown in Figure 10, i.e. in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the feeding unit 4. Then, when the rotation of the container 1, the toner supply a second gear wheel 6 turns around the center of rotation of the container 1 supply of toner (the center of rotation of the feeding unit 4) to the drive gear wheel 12 of the device 10 receiving toner. Then, when the container 1, the toner supply is turned in the ready position, the container feed toner is blocked from further rotation, and therefore stops (11). In particular, the opening protrusion 1e of the container feed toner is pressed against the valve 11 processing devices that are blocked from moving the locking element 13, so that the further rotation of the con is anera supply of toner is blocked. Thus, the opening protrusion 1e performs the function of locking the manual rotation of the container supply toner.

During rotation of the container supply toner from the mounted position to the ready position, the second gear 6 is in mesh with the driving gear 12 of the pickup device of the toner. It then creates the possibility of the drive transmission from the drive gear 12 to the second gear wheel 6.

On the other hand, the hole for the release of the toner and the hole receiving the toner has not yet opened when the container supply of toner is in the ready position. That is cut to release the toner and the opening reception toner closed by the valve of the container and the flap processing device.

The automatic rotation during the operation of the alerting

When the container supply toner alerted to the ready position, the user closes the cover 15 to change. When interacting with the cover flap 11 processor device is released from the fixation of the locking element 13. In interrelation with the closing operation of the cover 15 for changing the transmission gear wheel 12 starts to set in rotation the drive motor.

During the rotation of the driving gear 12 of the container supply toner takes the rotational force (pulling force) in the example is no D second toothed wheel 6, meshed with a drive gear wheel 12, so that the container feed toner is automatically rotated from the state of preparedness in the state of filing. The mechanical principle of the automatic rotation of the container supply toner described later.

When the container 1 supply of toner reaches the position of the submission, the further rotation of the container of the toner supply blocked. This is because the flap 11 processor device abuts against the stopper 10e (Fig, (b)) to determine the end position of the opening movement of the valve 11 processor device. Further rotation of the container of the toner supply opening blocked by the protrusion 1e, leaning on the flap 11 of the developing device. Namely, the opening protrusion 1e performs the function of stop automatic rotation of the container supply toner.

In interrelation with the rotation of the container feeding toner from a position of readiness in the feeding position opening for release of the toner and the hole receiving the toner is opened, and the opening for release of the toner and the hole receiving the toner is completely combined together. That is, when the container supply toner reaches the position of the feeder, it is possible to supply toner from the container to the supply of toner in the device receiving unit.

In particular, in interrelation with the rotation of the container feed that is EPA from a position of readiness in the feeding position, the flap 3 of the container abuts against the locking section of the device 10 receiving toner, so that further rotation is blocked, and the container feed toner is gradually opened. When the container supply toner rotated in the feeding position, the hole 1b for the release of the toner is fully open.

On the other hand, in interrelation with the rotation of the container feeding toner from a position of readiness in the feeding position (the operation of opening or opening the valve of the container flap 11 processor device is lowered to the opening protrusion 1e of the container 1 supply of toner, so that the hole 10b of the reception of the toner is gradually opened. Because the flap 11 processor device is now the stopper 10e, which determines the final position of the opening movement of this valve (Fig, (b), the bottom hole 10b receiving the toner and the upper edge of the flap 11 processor device just combined. Thus, when the container feed toner is rotated in the feeding position, the hole 10b of the reception of the toner is fully open.

As a result, when the container supply toner rotated in the feeding position, as the hole for the release of the toner, and the opening reception of the toner are open, and when they are combined with each other.

After that, when the driving gear 12 rotates, the rotational force is transmitted from the second gear 6 to the feed element 4 via the first gear wheel 5 and implementation through the camping supply of toner from the container to the supply of toner in the device receiving unit.

In the present embodiment, the position in the circumferential direction of the hole 1b for the production of toner, the opening protrusion 1e, the second gear 6, etc. relative to the container 1, the supply of toner is adjusted so that the above operations are performed with the correct timing in proper relationship.

Thus, in the present embodiment, are provided with automatic rotation of the container supply toner to the feeding position, which is important when performing step feed of toner, that is, in the final position of rotation of the container supply toner, without the use of another drive system for such a turn. The result is improved applicability in the simplicity of construction of the container supply toner.

Namely, the second gear wheel 6 for driving the conveying element is used to automatically rotate the container supply toner to install and provide a final position of the container feed toner in the direction of rotation, while the final position is one of the important factors in the subsequent stage of the supply toner. Due to the above structure, using the second gear wheel 6, which is intended to drive the element supply of toner for automatic rotation of container supply toner, it is possible to avoid wear, is avridine etc. the second gear wheel 6, caused by collision of the teeth of the driving gear wheel 12 when installing a container of toner supply.

The same applies to the drive gear wheel 12 of the pickup device of the toner, namely, it is possible to avoid wear and tear, damage, etc. of the drive gears 12, caused by collision of the teeth. In other words, the use of container designs supply the toner according to the present variant implementation provides a favorable factor in the reduction of wear, probability of damage, etc. of the driving gear 12 of the device receiving unit.

Therefore, subsequent operation of the feed toner runs smoothly, and you can avoid such image defects as a non-uniform image density, insufficient image density, etc.

In addition, in accordance with the embodiment the driving gear 12 rotates also at the stage of filing of the toner, and therefore, the container feed toner takes the rotational force X (pushing inward force in the direction B through the second gear 6. At the stage of filing of the toner container, the toner supply takes on its inner surface rotational force in the Y-direction of rotation opposite to the direction B due to the sliding friction between the feed element and the container supply toner, and that is taking place inside the effort B are chosen so that so it is quite superior to the rotational force of Y.

For this reason, even if the rotation of the container feed toner is now a little bit (1-2°) to the position of the feed during the automatic rotation, the positioning error (low rotation) can be automatically adjusted. In particular, with the beginning stage of the supply toner container, the toner supply is gradually rotated in the proper feeding position. Thus, insufficient opening of the valve 11 processor device may be automatically adjusted.

The principle of automatic rotation of the container supply toner

The following is a detailed description of the principle of auto-rotation of the container supply toner. Fig explains the principle of automatic rotation of the container of the toner supply through the second gear wheel 6 during the rotation of the drive gear 12, which is in toothed engagement with the second toothed wheel 6.

In the present embodiment, the annular element is made of silicone rubber is located between the second gear wheel 6 and the housing 1a of the container and is compressed to a predetermined extent, whereby rotation of the first gear 5 and the second gear 6 relative to the body 1a of the container is inhibited and delayed, with the first toothed wheel 5 and the second gear stake is about 6 intended for transmission of rotational effort to the input element. Thereby attached load to the second gear wheel 6, the anti-rotation relative to the body 1a of the container, and the second gear wheel 6 is supported in the loaded condition.

When the driving gear 12 rotates, the rotational force f is attached to the second toothed wheel 6 relative to the axis P of this gear, which is in toothed engagement with a drive gear wheel 12. Therefore, the rotational force f is attached to the body 1a of the container. On the other hand, when the container supply toner tends to rotate from the position of readiness in the feeding position, the container feed toner perceives the braking force F from the installation site of the device receiving the toner, namely, the braking force caused by friction between the pickup device of the toner and the external surface of the container supply toner. In the present example, since the flap 11 of the developing device is moved through the opening lip of the container supply toner, the braking force F is also provided resistance to the sliding movement of the valve 11 of the developing device relative to the device receiving unit.

In the present embodiment, the rotational force f, attached to the container feed toner drive gear wheel 12, is chosen such that it b is the more than the braking force F, attached to the container of the toner supply device side receiving unit.

Therefore, the container of the supply of toner in the ready position, turns to the feeding position during the rotation of the drive gear 12 with bringing in the final feed position.

Thus, in the present embodiment, the automatic rotation of the container feeding toner from a position of readiness in the feeding position is provided when the ratio (F<f) effort between f and F. the Instantaneous appearance of the ratio F>f in the container supply toner Pets, if the container supply toner finally comes to the feeding position.

The rotational force f can be measured or determined in this way. The driving gear 12 in the gear meshing with the second gear wheel 6 rotates in the direction shown on Fig, and the rotational torque of a drive gear 12 at this time is measured by an automatic device for measuring torque. In particular, the measuring axis coaxially connected to the rotation axis of the driving gear 12, and the measuring axis sequentially attached to the torque Converter and the drive motor (stepping motor). The power source drive motor is controlled so that the support is in controlling the speed of rotation of the measuring axis at 30 rpm The speed of rotation of the measuring axis is the same as the rotation speed during the actual stage of the automatic rotation of the container supply toner to the real stage of the supply toner. When the rotation speed of the real stages of different speed when measuring changes accordingly. In this example, the rotational torque of a drive gear 12 is equal to 0.29 N·m

The rotational torque of a drive gear 12 corresponds to A, which is described later, and the rotational force f is determined using a formula, which is described later. If the data received from the torque Converter is periodically changed, many of these data appropriately averaged to determine A.

To measure applied torque Converter (PP-2-KCE), manufactured by Kyowa Dengyo Kabushiki Kaisha.

On the other hand, the braking force F is measured in the same way. In particular, the container feeder toner, which is in engagement with the flap developing device is rotated from the position of readiness to feed position. The rotational moment about the center of rotation of the container supply of toner is measured by an automatic device for measuring torque. In a more specific case, the driving gear 12 is removed from ustroystvami toner, and the measuring axis coaxially attached to the container supply toner to the center of rotation, and an automatic device for measuring torque attached to the measuring axis, as in the above measurement. The power source drive motor is controlled so as to maintain the speed of rotation of the measuring axis at the level of 6.4 rpm Frequency or speed of rotation of the measuring axis corresponds to the rotation rate of 30 rpm drive gear 12 during automatic rotation of the container supply toner. When the rotation speed during the automatic rotation differs from this value, the rotation speed of the measuring axis is changed accordingly. In the present embodiment, the rotational moment about the center of rotation of the container supply toner was equal to 0.58 N·m

The rotational moment about the center of rotation of the container supply of toner corresponds to D, which is described later, and the braking force F is determined using a formula, which is described later. If the data received from the transducer moment, periodically change, many of these data appropriately averaged to determine D.

Below, with reference to Fig, the detailed description of the principle. The radii of the initial okruzhnost the second driven gear 12, the second gear 6 and the first gear 5 is equal to a, b, c, and the rotational moments of these gears for the respective axes equal to A, B, C. the Centers of the gears is also designated as A, B and C. In this case, the rotational force (pushing inward force)attached to the container feed toner while rotating the drive gear 12, is equal to E, and the braking torque of the container supply toner relative to the center of rotation is equal to D.

For automatic rotation of container supply toner requires that f>f

Braking force: F=D/(b+c)

The rotational force is: f={(c+2b)/(c+b)}Xe={(c+2b)/(c+b)}x(A/A)={(c+2b)/(c+b)}x(C/c+B/b)

So

(c+2b)/(c+b)x(C/c+B/b)>D/(b+c)

(C/c+B/b)>D/(c+2b)

From this it follows that for automatic rotation of container supply toner by pushing inward effort needs to satisfy the conditions of formulas. For example, the radius of C, or B, or both do more and/or D do less.

In particular, the rotational moment or moments of the first gear 5, which is directly connected to the feed element, and/or the second gear wheel 6 are doing more and the braking force applied to the container feed of the toner due to friction on the installation area 10a of the device 10 receiving toner, make less, providing automatic rotation of the container supply toner.

ormone force container supply toner can be adjusted by the reduction of the area of the sliding container supply toner on the installation area 10a or installation on the outer surface of the container, the toner supply element or material with a low sliding resistance. In an alternative embodiment, the inner surface of the containing section 10a of the pickup device of the toner can be provided with a roller or rollers (element with small sliding resistance or weakening of resistance to rotation).

Direction E efforts, in which the second gear 6 takes the rotational force from the drive gear 12, is another contributor. The rotational force f relative axial section P of the second gear 6 is the power component of the effort E, which second toothed wheel 6 perceives from the drive gear 12.

In the scheme Fig conducted reference line connecting the center C of rotation of the container feed toner (which is also the center of rotation of the first gear 5 in the diagram) and the center B of rotation of the second gear 6. The angle θ formed between the reference line and a line connecting the point B and the center A of rotation of the driving gear 12 (the angle is positive in the clockwise direction from the reference line (0°)) is preferably greater than 90° and less than 270°. From the point of view of the effective use of components constituting efforts in the direction of the tangent line to the body of the container at the area of engagement between the second tooth is of ATiM wheel 6 and the driving toothed wheel (12) in the direction E efforts f the engagement between the second gear 6 and driving gear 12, the angle θ should preferably be not less than 120° and not more than 240°. For further effective use of the power components, the angle θ is approximately equal to 180°, that is, in the present embodiment. The above measurement is performed in the same condition. In the present embodiment, the position and construction of the gear wheels are determined based on the foregoing.

In real structures, we have the loss, etc. in the drive transmission between the gear wheels, but they are in the scheme are not considered for simplification. The design of the container supply toner can be defined taking into account losses, etc. to ensure proper pushing inward force at the automatic rotation of the container supply toner.

As stated above, during the operation of the supply of toner by the rotation of the feeding element of the second gear 6 is always perceives pushing inward force (opposite to the direction D). During the feeding of the toner by the rotation of the feeding unit container supply toner perceives the force in the reverse direction (direction D (Fig)) due to sliding contact between the feed element 4 and the inner surface of the container supply toner.

In the present embodiment perform such a selection, so that the force pushing inside the container supply toner, there was more effort in the opposite direction, and therefore, during operas is the supply of toner blocking the rotation of the container supply toner from the supply to the ready position.

Thus, during the operation phase of the toner supply opening for release of the toner and the hole receiving the toner supported on the respective proper open state.

In particular, during the feeding of the toner, as shown in Fig (c), the driving gear 12 rotates in the direction of C; the second gear wheel 6 rotates in the direction B; and the first gear 5 rotates in the direction A. At this time the container supply toner perceives the force in the inward direction (E Fig, (c)), and therefore the hole 1b for the release of the toner and the hole 10b of receiving toner concatenated to each other so that the toner supply is stable.

Removal of container supply toner

Below is a description of the removal of the container of the toner supply device receiving toner for any reason.

First, the user opens the cover 15 to change. Then, the user operates the handle 2 to rotate the container feed toner in a direction opposite to the direction of the arrow B in Figure 10. In particular, the container of the supply of toner in the feeding position, turn back into position through the ready position when performing this operation by the user.

When this flap 11 processor device is closed (raised) sealing projection 1f of the container 1, the toner supply when acremonium thereby holes 10b receive toner. At the same time the hole 1b for the release of the toner is rotated back into the position in which it is closed by the flap 3 of the container.

In particular, the valve of the container comes to rest with locking plot device receiving the toner and stops in this position, and from this state, the container feed toner is rotated so that the hole for the release of the toner is closed or tightly locked flap of the container. Rotation re-tight closing of the container, the toner supply is now retaining section secured in the guide section 1d of the flap 3 of the container and coming to a stop in the valve 3 of the container.

With this turn of container supply toner to the second gear wheel 6 turns with uncoupling from the drive gear 12 and becomes recipiendum with a drive gear wheel 12, as shown in Figure 10 (c).

Then, the container 1 supply of toner in the position retrieved by the user of the device 10 receiving toner.

Thus ends the operation of removal of the container supply toner. Then, the user sets prepared a new container supply toner to the installation site of the device receiving unit. The above step manual rotation is performed only to the position of readiness and then close the lid 15 to change.

Turn back the container or road is and the supply of toner from the supply in the ready position may be performed automatically.

In particular, when the container supply of toner is in the feeding position, the driving gear 12 rotates in a direction opposite to the direction of operation of the alerting, so that the container supply toner attached opposite force.

When this container supply toner is rotated back to the position in which the flap processing device closes the opening reception of the toner. The opening for release of the toner re-tightly closed by a flap of the container.

In this case, the force applied to the container feed toner (in the opposite direction to the pushing inward force), is chosen such that it is greater than the braking force of the casing 1a of the container.

When the turns of the container supply toner between a ready position and a feeding position in both directions are performed automatically, the applicability of additionally improving.

The container feed toner in accordance with this embodiment was tested quality of the submission, and obtained satisfactory results, and imaging was carried out with appropriate quality for a long time.

Material, method of forming, configuration, etc. of the elements is not limited to those described above, but may appropriately in dismantle specialists in this field of technology.

The reception device toner to accommodate container supply toner can be an imaging unit of a stationary type, in which the reception device toner is fixed on the main layout unit of image formation, or may be an imaging unit of the removable type, in which the pickup device of the toner can be easily installed with the possibility of disconnection in the main building block of the device forming the image. Examples of the imaging unit includes a photomechanical cartridge containing Assembly photomechanical means of forming images, such as a photosensitive drum, electristar, developing device and the like, and the developer cartridge containing a developing device.

An implementation option 2

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with embodiment 2. The basic design of container are the same as in the embodiment above, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity.

In embodiment 1, the site of interaction of container supply toner uses the opening lip and closing the tab. In the embodiment 2 is applied engages snap-on type. In the embodiment 1 to Steiner supply of toner is set in the direction essentially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the container supply toner. However, in embodiment 2, the container feed toner is installed in the pickup device of the toner, essentially in the longitudinal direction of the container supply toner.

This is the main difference of the container supply toner from the container in the embodiment 1. In the figures position identical to the position in the embodiment 1, assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

As shown in Fig and 17, the circumferential surface of the container 1, the toner supply is equipped with a snap-plot 1e, which acts as a site of interaction (land locked) for detachable engagement with the valve 11 processor device. The locking section 1e is in gripping engagement with the valve 11 processor device through the operation of the overlay with respect to the flap 11 of the developing device, when the container supply toner to manually turn from the mounted position to the ready position. When this flap 11 of the developing device is supported in the stillness of the locking element 13.

Upon manual rotation of the container supply toner gripping plot, located on the free end section snapped plot 1e, rests on the valve developer device, because h is th a gripping plot deformed and then elastically restored with the formation of a gripping engagement between them (Fig, (a) and (b)).

Just to ensure deformation and shape recovery snapped plot 1e, the locking section 1e are made of polymer material allowing elastic deformation.

Auto rotation of the container supply toner to the operation of the alerting flap 11 processing device, which is in integral engagement with the locking section 1e, is omitted and the hole receiving the toner is opened.

Upon manual rotation of the container of the toner supply during the operation of removal of the flap 11 processor device rises locking section 1e and the hole receiving the toner is closed again.

The locking section 1e performs the function of linking the operation of opening and closing operation of the valve 11 of the developing device with the rotation of the container supply toner.

The area of the valve 11 processing device, which is gripping the grip with the free end grip locking section 1e is a plot 11a accommodate the latches and has a configuration corresponding to the configuration of the free end of the grip. They are made so that they do not reteplase between them when the valve 11 processor device rises.

On the other hand, they are made so that after the valve 11 with the mouth of the STS again closed or sealed, the locking section 1e and the flap 11 processor device easily reteplase with the rotation of the container supply toner.

The locking section 1e provides two functions.

In the present example, as shown in Fig, container supply toner provided with a handle 2 for convenient insertion into the device receiving toner, essentially along the longitudinal direction on the end surface of the body 1a of the container, which is the length opposite the surface containing the gears 5 and 6.

As shown in Fig cap 15 to change, designed to change the container of the toner supply is opened and closed on the front wall of the main subassembly of the device. The container 1, the toner supply is inserted into the device 10 receiving the toner core subassembly of the device 100 of forming the image in the longitudinal direction (the axial direction of the feeding element), the user holding the handle 2, and the wall with the gear wheels (5, 6) is inserted from the front side.

From the front side in the insertion direction of the end face of the container 1, the supply of toner is supplied installation guide 1g (regulatory element), and the device receiving the toner supplied by the sending section 10g-shaped recess corresponding to the installation guide 1g. This design is s intended to regulate the installation orientation (angle) of the container (1) supply of toner in the direction of rotation.

Regulating element for regulating the installation orientation in the direction of rotation of the container 1, the toner supply is not limited to the aforementioned guide 1g. For example, described in guide section 1d of the flap 3 of the container or the locking section 1e can serve to regulate the installation orientation of the container supply toner. In this case, the cross section configuration of the input part of the installation site of the device receiving the toner may correspond to the configuration guide section 1d locking section 1e or flaps 3 of the container.

The device 10 receiving the toner, as shown in Fig, has essentially the same design, except for the portion of the valve 11 processor device, which engages with the container supply toner (snap section 1e).

As shown in Fig, the shape of the container may be cylindrical, which taken part.

The following describes the operation of the alerting and operation of removal of the container feed toner in the case of using a snap-on section 1e.

The cast is ready container supply toner

Below, with reference to Fig-21, the above description of the operation of the alerting of the container 1, the toner supply. In the present embodiment, the rotation of the container 1, the supply of toner from put what I install in the ready position is performed by the user and the rotation of the container 1, the supply of toner from a position of readiness in the feeding position is performed automatically by the device receiving unit.

On Fig shows the state in which the container supply of toner is in the installation position, Fig shows the state in which the container supply of toner is in the ready position, and Fig shows the state in which the container supply of toner is in the feeding position.

Figure 10-12, parts (a) these figures are shown relative to the location of the flap 3 of the container, the valve 11 processor device, holes 1b for the release of the toner and the holes 10b receive toner. Figure 10-12, parts (b) these figures shows the relative location of the second gear 6 and driving gear 12 of the device 10 receiving toner. Figure 10-12, parts (C) these figures shows the relative location of the locking section 1e and section 11a accommodate the latch.

Installation step operation alerting

First, the user opens the cover 15 for pickup. The user inserts the container 1 supply of toner in the direction of the installation site of the device receiving the toner simultaneously align the guide 1g guide section 10g.

In this case, as shown in Fig (a), the hole 1b to produce toner closed by the flap 3 of the container, and the hole 10b of receiving toner closed by the flap 11 of the developing device. The flap 11 of the developing device C is fixed to the fixing element 13 thus, its opening movement is blocked. As shown in Fig, (b), the driving gear 12 of the device 10 receiving the toner and the second gear wheel 6 of the container 1, the toner supply exploded so that the kinematic connection is disconnected. As shown in Fig, (c), the locking section 1e of the container of the toner supply posted with section 11a accommodate the latch flap developing device, so that the engagement between them is missing.

Stage manual turning on operation of the alerting

The container 1 supply of toner in the installation position, turn to the ready position in the direction indicated by the arrow R in Fig (the direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the feeding unit 4).

Upon manual rotation of the container 1, the toner supply a second gear wheel 6 is in toothed engagement with a drive gear wheel 12. Thus, when the container supply toner reaches the position of readiness, the second gear wheel 6 begins to engage with a drive gear wheel 12 so, what is the drive transmission from the drive gear 12 to the second gear wheel 6. On Fig shows the end of the rotation using the handle by the user, and in part (b) of this shape, the second gear 6 is provided in the gearing with the driving gear 12 engages and therefore Rivona transfer is enabled.

Upon manual rotation of the container 1 supply of toner, as shown in Fig, (a), the locking section 1e is deformed in the direction of the arrow B to enter engages in section 11a accommodate the latch with the formation thereby gripping engagement (Fig, (b)).

When the operation is performed by the user locking the plot 1e additionally pushes the flap 11 of the developing device C in part (b) Fig). However, the flap 11 processor device is fixed locking element 13, and therefore blocked any further rotation of the container supply toner. The operation performed by the user ends.

In the present embodiment, as described above, since the damper 11 processor device is locked, the locking section 1e blocked by lowering the flaps 11 of the developing device before the snap section 1e engages in section 11a accommodate the latch. Therefore, it is possible to prevent deterioration of the relationship between container supply toner, and flap developer device.

When the container supply of toner is in the ready position, the hole 1b for the release of the toner and the hole 10b of reception of toner still closed (Fig, (a)).

The user then closes the lid 15 to change. On the other hand, the cover 15 to change equipped with ciblockelement 15a (adjustable debateroom element) in the form of a protrusion, and valve processing device is released in interrelation with the closing operation of the cover.

In particular, as shown in Fig.9, when the user closes the lid 15, deblocare element 15a closing member 15 pushes the receiving section 13b of the locking element 13 of the valve 11 processor device to the rear side in the longitudinal direction. Thus the locking element 13 is tightened by a spring element 14, but deblocare element 15a pushes the locking element 13 against the gland efforts, and consequently flap developer device is released from the fixed state. After that you can move the flaps 11 of the developing device in the direction of opening or opening.

The automatic turning on operation of the alerting

Driving gear wheel 12 starts to rotate the drive motor in conjunction with a user performs an operation of closing the cover 15 to change.

Then the container feed toner in the ready position, perceives pushing inward force (E, in paragraph (b) Fig) through the second gear 6, and the container supply toner starts automatically turn to the feeding position.

Auto rotation of the container supply toner to move the valve 11 of the developing device in the direction of the crysania starts snapping section 1e.

And finally, when the container supply toner reaches the position feed hole 1b for the release of the toner is fully open damper 11 processor device, and the hole 10b of the reception of the toner is fully open the valve of the container, and the position of the holes aligned with each other ((a) Fig).

Automatic rotation of the container 1, the toner supply is now a damper processing device, abutting against the stopper 10e ((a), Fig).

Then, upon further rotation of the drive gear 12, the feed element 4 rotates relative to the locked so container supply toner, whereby the toner is supplied and released.

The operation of removal of the container supply toner

Below is a description of the removal of the container of the toner supply device receiving toner for any reason.

First, the user opens the cover 15 to change. Then, the user operates the handle 2 to rotate the container feed toner in a direction opposite to the direction of the arrow R on Fig. In particular, the container of the supply of toner in the feeding position, turn back into position through the ready position when performing this operation by the user.

When this flap 11 processor device rises locking section 1e of the container 1, the toner supply and the CTE is the participation 10b receiving the toner is closed. At the same time the hole 1b for the release of the toner is rotated back into the position in which it is closed by the flap 3 of the container(a) on Fig). In particular, the valve of the container comes to rest with locking plot device receiving the toner and thus now, and container feeder toner is rotated from this state, so that the hole for the release of the toner is again closed or tightly locked flap of the container.

When the container of the toner supply is turned from the position of readiness in the installation position, the locking section 1e unlinked with the flap 11 of the developing device, and then the container supply toner rotated relative to the valve developer device.

In addition, when the rotation of the container feeding toner from a position of readiness in the installation position, the second gear wheel 6 turns with uncoupling from the drive gear 12 and becomes recipiendum with a drive gear wheel 12 ((b) Fig).

The rotation of the container supply toner from the supply to the installation position is now locking section provided on the guide section 1d of the flap 3 of the container and rests on the flap 3 of the container.

Then, the container 1 supply of toner in the position retrieved by the user of the device 10 receiving toner.

Thus oversees operation of removal of the container supply toner.

Turn back container supply toner from the supply in the ready position may be performed automatically and in this version of the implementation.

In particular, when the container supply of toner is in the feeding position, the driving gear 12 rotates in the opposite direction during the operation of the alerting, so that the container supply toner attached opposite force.

When this container supply toner is rotated back to the position in which the flap processing device closes the opening reception of the toner. The opening for release of the toner re-tightly closed by a flap of the container.

In this case, the force applied to the container feed toner (in the opposite direction to the pushing inward force), is chosen such that it is greater than the braking force of the casing 1a of the container.

When the turns of the container supply toner between a ready position and a feeding position in both directions are performed automatically, the applicability of additionally improving.

Positive effects similar to those of the embodiment 1, are provided, even when there is a different mechanism of interaction between the container supply toner, and flap developer device and the installation direction is ontainer supply of toner.

An implementation option 3

Below, with links to Pig and 23, describes the options for implementation 3. The basic structure in this embodiment are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of the common parts is not given. In the figures position, identical positions in options, exercise 1 and 2 are assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions. Fig (a) is a perspective view of the container feeding toner in General, and Fig (b) is a perspective view of the inner cylinder. In figure 23 (a) shows the state when the outer cylinder is in the installation position, and Fig (b) shows the state when the outer cylinder is in the ready position, and Fig (c) shows the state when the outer cylinder is in the feeding position.

Options exercise 1 and 2 rotates the body 1a of the container containing the toner, but in the present embodiment rotates the plot, not performing the function of the site contain the toner.

As shown in Fig, container supply toner contains an internal cylinder 800 containing the toner, and the outer cylinder 300, able to rotate around the inner cylinder (double cylindrical structure).

The inner cylinder provided with a hole 900 for the production of toner, allowing the release of the toner and the external cylinder provided with a hole 400 for the production of toner, allowing the release of the toner. The inner cylinder provided with a locking section for locking engagement with the pickup device of the toner, in essence, to block rotation.

Outlet openings of the toner is provided in the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder, not combined between themselves, at least on the situation before the installation of container supply toner, and therefore, holes are not connected passage for the fluid. In other words, in the present example, the outer cylinder performs the function of the valve 3 of the container described above.

The hole 900 for production of the toner of the inner cylinder is tightly closed by a sealing film 600 welded to the outer surface of the inner cylinder around the hole 900 to release the toner. Sealing film 600, when the container supply of toner is in the installation position (before turning the container supply toner), detached by the user.

In order to prevent precipitation of the toner between the internal cylinder and the external cylinder, around the hole 900 for production of the toner of the inner cylinder (inside the welded section of the sealing film is provided with an elastic sealing element, and the elastic sealing element is compressed by the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder to a predetermined degree.

On the outer cylinder having a blind bottom, ensuring the us gears 5 and 6 (drive means) and the locking section 1e. In particular, the gears 5 and 6 are provided at one end along the length of outer cylinder (bottom surface of the cylindrical section, and the locking section 1e is provided on the outer surface of the outer cylinder.

The container according to the present variant implementation is collected through the coupling between the protrusion 500 (element, subject to the direction or driven element)provided on the inner cylinder, and a recess (elongated hole) 700 (guide element)provided on the outer cylinder. Thereby performs the function of regulating the position of the outer cylinder relative to the inner cylinder in the longitudinal direction of the container supply toner. The relationship between the recess and the protrusion may apply from the point of view of the guide member and the guided element.

Below, with reference to Fig, the above description of the operation of the alerting and installation of container supply toner.

The cast is ready container supply toner

First, the user opens the cover 15 to change and inserts the container feed toner in the device receiving unit.

At that time, when the container supply of toner is in the installation position, the hole for the release of the toner of the inner cylinder is in position opposite the opening reception of the toner, with the flap p is owocnego device between them, and, on the other hand, the hole for the release of the toner of the outer cylinder is not located opposite the opening reception of the toner, but, essentially, is facing up. The second gear wheel 6, is similar implementation options 1 and 2, does not mesh with a drive gear wheel 12 and is in position at a distance from him (Fig, (a)).

Then, the sealing film is detached from the container by the user.

After that, the outer cylinder is rotated in the ready position of the user relative to the inner cylinder fixed to the pickup device of the toner (not able to rotate relative to the last).

When the container supply of toner is in the ready position, the locking section of the container of the supply of toner is in gripping engagement with the valve processing device. Because the flap processing device is fixed, the hole receiving the toner closed. At this time, the hole for the release of the toner of the outer cylinder is not reported as a passage for the fluid from the hole to release the toner of the inner cylinder (Fig, (b)).

After that, the cover 15 for the change is closed by the user.

In cooperation with the operation of closing the cover 15 for changing the transmission gear wheel 12 starts to rotate, and then the outer cylinder (cut to release the toner) automatically and turns to the feeding position relative to the inner cylinder, fixed to the pickup device of the toner on the principle similar to the case of options 1 and 2. Auto rotation of the container supply toner flap processing device is lowered latched plot.

When the container supply toner reaches the position of the feed (cut to release the toner of the outer cylinder), the hole receiving the toner is opened or opened and cut to release the toner of the outer cylinder is combined with a hole for the release of the toner of the inner cylinder. As a result, the hole for the release of the toner of the inner cylinder, the hole for the release of the toner of the outer cylinder and the hole receiving toner all be combined in space and allow the flow of toner (Fig, (c)).

With regard to the operation of removal of the container supply toner, the user causes the outer cylinder, placed in the feeding position, rotate to the position in the opposite direction during the operation of the alerting, resulting in second gear wheel 6 refers to the situation explode with a drive gear wheel 12. In this interconnected operation is performed again tight closing of the outlet openings of the toner of the inner cylinder and the bore of the receiving unit.

Thus, when the container feed toner is moved from the position on the ACI to the installation position, hole 400 for producing toner of the outer cylinder is maintained open, but the hole 900 for release of the inner cylinder toner re-tightly closed by the outer cylinder. And, as the opening 400 for producing toner of the outer cylinder facing up, the amount poured toner very little, if at all.

As described above, in the design presented in this example, are provided advantageous effects similar to options exercise 1 and 2.

As described above, the outer cylinder can be rotated relative to the inner cylinder, but in an alternative embodiment, the inner cylinder having a closed end can be rotated relative to the outer cylinder is fixed from rotation relative to the pickup device of the toner. In particular, the circumferential surface of the inner cylinder is provided with the locking section 1e, and on the end surface (the bottom surface of the cylindrical section) of the inner cylinder is provided with a first toothed wheel 5 and the second gear wheel 6. On the other hand, the outer cylinder is provided with a guiding hole for guiding the movement locking section, with the passage through the locking section 1e. With this design, when the container supply of toner is in the installation position, the hole for the release of toner out of the cylinder it is combined with a hole receiving the toner and cut to release the toner inner cylinder facing up. The user then manually rotates the container supply toner (inner cylinder), and then automatically rotate the container supply toner (inner cylinder) during the rotation of the driving gear 12, and an opening for release of the inner cylinder toner is combined with a hole for the release of the toner of the outer cylinder and with a hole receiving the toner. When the container feed toner is removed similarly to the above-described variants of the implementation, the user rotates the container supply toner from the supply to the installation position, and then the container supply toner can be removed.

An implementation option 4

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with embodiment 4. The basic design of container are the same as in the variants of implementation of the above, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity. In the figures position identical to the position in the above described embodiments implement assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

As shown in Fig, the second gear 6 is a stepped gear wheel that is different from embodiments 1 and 2. The second gear wheel 6 comprises a gear wheel 6' is also in the lower position. A gear wheel 6' sacraments coaxial rotation as a unit with the second toothed wheel 6. A gear wheel 6' is in toothed engagement with the first toothed wheel 5.

The speed of rotation of the feeding unit may be set to a relatively low value, without changing the speed of rotation of the drive gear 12, since the first gear wheel 5, which are in direct engagement with the feed element is made larger number of teeth is also more) compared with the embodiment 1. On the other hand, either the diameter of the second gear 6 is made not less considering the magnitude of the automatic rotation of the container of the toner supply during the operation of the alerting, or the number of teeth is made not less, and the second gear wheel 6 has a construction similar to the options exercise 1 and 2. In the present embodiment, the second gear wheel 6 has a design speed gears and provided with a gear wheel 6' to transfer the rotational force from the second gear 6 to the first toothed wheel 5.

The first gear wheel 5 has a diameter of 31 mm, number of teeth 62; a second gear wheel 6 has a diameter of 23 mm and the number of teeth 23; and a toothed wheel 6' has a diameter of 11 mm and the number of teeth 22. Driving gear wheel 12 is the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2.

The same positive effects as in the variants of what westline 1 and 2, can be provided in this embodiment.

An implementation option 5

Below, with reference to Fig, describes options for implementation 5. The basic structure in this embodiment are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of the common parts is not given. In the figures position, identical positions in options, exercise 1 and 2 are assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

In the above embodiments, the implementation of the tool drive transfer container supply toner for engagement with a drive gear wheel 12 is gear (the second gear wheel 6), but in the present embodiment, the vehicle drive transmission for engagement with a drive gear wheel 12 is a belt drive 1000 transmission, as shown in figure 25. A gear wheel 5, which is in toothed engagement with the belt drive transmission, can rotate coaxially with the feed element 4 is similar to the above options for implementation.

Belt drive 1000 transmission provided with external teeth designed to mesh with the teeth of the drive gear 12, on its outer surface. Belt drive 1000 transmission carried out around the two pulleys 1100 and 1200 (rotary support element) with a given tension. sevie areas of pulleys mounted for rotation on the end surface of the container supply toner.

To prevent sliding displacement of the belt drive transmission with respect to any of the pulleys during the automatic rotation of the container supply toner, it is advisable that at least one of the inner surface of the belt drive transmission and the outer surface of each of the pulleys has been processed to enhance friction. In the present embodiment, the inner surface of the belt drive transmission and the outer surface of the pulleys processed to create a rough surface. To prevent slippage between the belt drive transmission and each of the pulleys, the belt drive transmission and pulleys can be made from a material with a large coefficient of friction, in which case processing to give a high coefficient of friction is not required. In an alternative embodiment, the inner surface of the belt drive transmission can be provided to the teeth and, consequently, the outer surface of each of the pulleys can be provided with teeth to reliably eliminate the possibility of slippage between them.

Since the center of rotation of the outer pulley 1200, carrying strap 1000 drive transmission, is eccentric relative to the center of rotation of the container supply toner, it is possible to automatically rotate the container supply toner, as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2./p>

In the present embodiment, provided with a gear wheel 5 for reversing the direction of rotation of the belt drive transmission with the characteristics of the supply and discharge of the toner feeding member, but they can not be considered. In particular, the position of the pulley 1200 (center of rotation) is not changed and the position of the pulley 1100 (center of rotation) is aligned with the center of rotation of the container supply toner. The pulley 1100 coaxially connected to the feed element 4, and, in addition, the belt 1000 drive transmission mounted on the pulleys in the form of a figure "8".

In this arrangement, the holding belt drive 1000 transfer characteristics of the supply and discharge of the toner can be satisfactorily achieved without the need for providing different gear 5 (reverse mechanism). In other words, the automatic rotation of the container feed toner is provided without prejudice to the characteristics of the supply and discharge of toner.

In addition, in the present embodiment is applied to the belt drive 1000 transmission instead of the second gear 6, but the belt drive 1000 transmission can be used, for example, instead of the first gear 5. In this case, the second gear wheel 6 can be the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2.

An implementation option 6

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with variations is that the implementation of the 6. The basic design of container are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity. In the figures position identical to the position in the above described embodiments implement assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

As shown in Fig, the container 1 supply toner contains the first gear 5 and the second gear wheel 6, the ratio between their diameters is the opposite of what occurs in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, in particular the first gear wheel 5 has a diameter of 20 mm and the second gear wheel 6 has a diameter of 40 mm

In the present embodiment, the mounting position in the circumferential direction, the second gear 6 relative to the body 1a of the container is selected so as to provide beneficial effects, similar to those of options exercise 1 and 2.

In particular, when the container 1, the toner supply is in the installation position, the second gear 6 is not in gear engaged with the driving gear 12, and when the container 1, the toner supply is in the ready position, the second gear 6 is provided in the gearing with the driving toothed wheel 12.

In the present embodiment, unlike the case for 1 rotation speed of the first subca the CSOs wheel 5, driven by a rotational force of the second gear 6 provided from the drive gears 12, two times greater than the speed of rotation in the embodiment 1, due to the transmission ratio. Thereby, it is possible to increase the rotation speed of the feeding unit and you can increase the speed of release of the toner from the container 1, the toner supply.

On the other hand, the possibility exists that will increase the rotational torque required for mixing and conveying the toner, and therefore, the gear ratio between the two gears is chosen depending on the type of the contained toner (differences in specific weight depending on whether the magnetic toner or non-magnetic), the number of the contained toner, the output power of the drive motor, etc.

To further increase the rate of production of the toner, the diameter of the first gear 5 do even less and the second gear wheel make larger.

If the value is set requirement for the torque, the diameter of the first gear 5 perform more and the diameter of the second gear are fewer, as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2.

An implementation option 7

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with embodiment 7. The basic design of the containers is RA are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity. In the figures position identical to the position in the embodiment 1, assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

In the present embodiment, the number of gears of the drive transmission means of the drive transmission) than in implementation options 1 and 2.

In particular, variants of implementation 1 and 2, the driving force is transmitted to the feed element 4 two toothed wheels 5 and 6. As shown in Fig, driving force is transmitted to the feed element 4 four toothed wheels 5, 6a, 6b and 6c.

In the case of a large number of gears it is possible to provide advantageous effects similar to those mentioned options 1 and 2. Gears 6a, 6b and 6c mounted for rotation on the container.

As shown in Fig, the number of gears that transmit the driving force to the first gear 5 is odd, the direction of rotation of the gears 6a (item drive transmission element, perceiving driving force) for direct perception of the rotational drive force from the drive gear 12 is opposite to the direction of rotation of the first gear 5. Therefore, the direction of rotation of the feed element 4 can be ensured against Ho is th arrows on Fig. This allows the flow of the toner up to the hole to release the toner located on the side of the feeding unit 4, and therefore can improve the efficiency of supply and discharge of toner.

When the container supply toner perceives the rotational drive force from the drive gear 12, the direction of rotation of the gears 6a, which is installed rotatably in the most remote position from the center of rotation of the container supply of toner between the gear wheels 6a-6c is the same as the automatic direction of rotation of the container supply toner.

Therefore, in the present embodiment, similarly to the implementation options 1 and 2 it is possible the proper execution of the automatic turning on operation of the alerting container supply toner.

As described above, when the container feed toner supply three or more gears of the drive transmission, the number of gears is chosen appropriately, taking into account the characteristics of the supply and discharge of the toner, that is, the direction of rotation of the feeding unit. In the present embodiment, the number of gears of the drive transmission, secured on a container for a supply of toner is even.

From the viewpoint of reducing the manufacturing cost by reducing the number of elements of the container supply toner Varian is s exercise 1 and 2 are preferred due to the use of only one gear for transmitting drive force to the first gear 5.

An implementation option 8

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with embodiment 8. The basic design of container are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity. In the figures position identical to the position in the embodiment 1, assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

Options exercise 1 and 2 are used gears as a means drive gear (first gear 5 and the second gear wheel 6). In the present embodiment, as shown in Fig tool drive transmission includes the first friction wheel 5' and the second friction wheel 6', which are paired or contact surface capable of engagement or contact with each other for power transmission, with a surface made from a material with a high frictional resistance. The driving gear 12 of the pickup device of the toner are similar to the wheel in the previous versions of the implementation.

Examples of the material X having a high frictional resistance, include rubber, sandpaper, masking tape, etc. In the present embodiment is applied to the elastic element is made of rubber material, which is Bladet high frictional resistance. To properly transmit the driving force between the friction wheels create a predetermined degree of pressure. To prevent slippage between the friction wheels, the pressure to be creating between them, is properly regulated depending on the degree of resistance of the material with frictional resistance.

The rubber surface of the second friction wheel 6' is engaged with the driving gear 12, and therefore the teeth of the drive gears 12 are fitted into the rubber surface so that the gearing is similar to that of toothed gearing between the gear wheels. The design of this case for the rotational driving force from the pickup device of the toner in the container supply toner is transferred properly.

In the present embodiment, the use of friction wheels as a means of drive transmission also provides automatic turn on operation of the alerting container supply toner similar implementation options 1 and 2.

From the point of view of the efficient creation of pushing inside efforts preferable application of the gears.

An implementation option 9

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with embodiment 9. Basic design the products of the container are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity. In the figures position identical to the position in the above described embodiments implement assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

Options exercise 1 and 2 (Figure 3), the second gear 6 is located outside the outer peripheral surface of the body 1a of the container when observing in the longitudinal direction. On the other hand, in the present embodiment, as shown in Fig, the second gear 6 is not beyond the outer circumferential surface of the container supply toner, when observed in a longitudinal direction of the container supply toner. The sizes of the first gear 5 and the second gear are different.

The driving gear 12 is larger on the inside relative to the internal area of the body 1a of the container beyond the outer circumferential surface of the body 1a of the container compared to the above variants of implementation.

The center of rotation of the second gear 6 is separated from the center of rotation of the container feed toner in the radial direction so that an axial section of this wheel is eccentric. With this design automatic rotation of the container feed toner is provided similar to options 1 and 2.

Design present Adamu variant implementation, in which the first gear 5 and the second gear wheel 6 does not protrude from the outer circumferential surface of the body 1a of the container, preferable in the sense that the container 1, the toner supply is more convenient for packing, and therefore it is possible to reduce the likely risk of damage during operation of the conveyance or delivery.

An implementation option 10

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with embodiment 10. The basic design of container are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity. In the figures position identical to the position in the embodiment 1, assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

Options exercise 1 and 2 the axis of rotation of the second gear 6 mounted for rotation on the body 1a of the container, but in the present embodiment, as shown in Fig, on the body 1a of the container draws the plot holes of the second gear 6.

In particular, the second gear 6 provided at the center of rotation of the reference area (reference hole), and the cap element 61 is introduced into the gearing in the casing 1a of the container and passes through the reference section.

In particular, as shown in Fig, the reference section of the second tooth is atogo wheel 6 is fixed and secured in the plot holes, made in the end surface of the body 1a of the container, by means of a pin axial element 65. The second gear wheel 6 has a Cup shape, which is provided with a ring element 64 (the sliding element, the elastic element) made of silicone rubber as a means to create resistance to rotation and is compressed to a predetermined degree. The ring element 64 is made of silicone rubber is compressed between the spring (the gland element) 62 and the bottom surface area of the Cup of the second gear wheel 6 by means of the pressure element 63 (the gland element). The clutch element 63 mounted on the pin axial element 65. The cap element 61 (the gland element) is attached to pin axial element 65 so that the spring 62 is compressed between the cap element 61 and the pressure element 63.

Thus, the resistance to rotation of the second gear 6 relative to the body 1a of the container is set sufficiently strong.

With this construction, the resistance to slippage between the ring element 64 and the second gear wheel 6 increases, so that the second gear 6 is not easily rotated relative to the body 1a of the container.

The plot holes of the body 1a of the container in which the insert pin axial element 65, is referred from the center of rotation of the body 1a of the container. That is, the center of rotation W is the second gear 6 is eccentric relative to the center of rotation of the body 1a of the container and is mounted on the body 1a of the container through the axial pin element 65. The first gear wheel 5 has a structure similar to the structures in the implementation options 1 and 2. Design tools create resistance to rotation can properly be modified similarly to variant implementation 1.

When similar designs in the present embodiment, it is possible to provide advantageous effects similar to those mentioned options 1 and 2.

An implementation option 12

Below, with reference to Fig, describes the container 1, the toner supply in accordance with embodiment 2. The basic design of container are the same as in the variants of implementation 1 and 2, and therefore detailed descriptions of these structures is not given for simplicity. In the figures position identical to the position in the embodiment 2, assigned to the elements having the corresponding functions.

In the above described embodiment 2 of the container 1, the toner supply is inserted into the device 10 receiving toner from the gear wheels 5 and 6 on the front along the wall, but in the present embodiment, as shown in Fig, container 1, the toner supply is inserted into the device 10 receiving the toner, with the gear wheels 5 and 6 on the back along the wall.

In particular, the gears 5 and 6 are provided on the back along the edge of the container 1 supply of toner with respect to the insertion direction of the control handle 2 Smondyrev is on so, to the connecting area between the gear 6 and driving gear 12 was opened.

When such design tools drive transmission (gears 5, 6) can be protected by a handle 2, which gives an advantage in this sense.

The design of the device-side reception of the toner differs accordingly container supply toner, and for example, the driving gear 12 and the like are provided on the front.

In the present embodiment, by using different mounting direction of the container feed toner in the pickup device of the toner can provide the same beneficial effects.

The present invention is not limited to the given examples and allows modification. For example, the container feed toner in the embodiment 2 may be such that it is installed from the top side of the device receiving the toner similarly to variant implementation 1. The tool drive transmission provided on the outer cylinder of the container feed toner in the embodiment 3, can be replaced by means of a drive transmission for a container feed toner in the embodiment 4.

Comparative example

Below is a comparison of the container 1, the toner supply according to the variant of implementation 1 container supply toner in the comparative example (Fig), which contains only the toothed wheel 5 (without memory is striated wheel 6) according to the variant of implementation 1.

In contrast to the variant of implementation 1 gear wheel 5 of the container 1, the supply of toner in the comparative example shown in Fig, is engaged with the driving gear 12 of the device 10 receiving the toner when it is inserted into the main layout of the node device 100 of image formation. The direction of rotation of the container of the toner supply necessary for the operation of the alerting container supply of toner is indicated by an arrow B, and the direction of rotation of the gear 5 (the feed element 4) is indicated by an arrow A.

In case of such construction, the teeth of one of the gear wheels can abut the teeth of the other gear during a set operation of container supply toner to the resulting wear and tear or damage the gear 5 of the container of the toner supply and the drive gears of the device receiving unit.

In the case of designs according to the comparative example, the direction B of rotation of the container supply toner, and a direction of rotation of the gear 5 (the feed element 4) opposite to each other. Therefore, if the angle of rotation of the container supply of toner by the user is insufficient, the deficiency cannot be overcome, as in the embodiment 1.

Even if the rotation of the container, the toner supply is executed correctly, the container feed toner m which can be rotated in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the container of the toner supply during the operation of the alerting due to the load generated by the rotation of the feeding unit 4, at the stage of filing of the toner. When this happens, the flow of the toner may be insufficient, which leads to various problems. In particular, when the fluidity of the toner is low depending on the surrounding conditions of high temperature and high relative humidity environment, or something similar, or properties of the toner, reducing the amount of toner supply significantly. The reason, as I suppose, is as follows.

In the case of designs according to the comparative example at the stage of filing of the toner during transfer rotational drive force to the gear wheel 5 in the direction of A rotation Fig) the feed element 4 and the body 1a of the container is transmitted force (arrow C in Fig) in the same direction as the direction of effort, perceived from the driving gear 12, through friction between the axis 4a of mixing and its bearings in the housing 1a of the container and through friction between the blade 4b of the mixing and the inner surface of the housing 1a of the container.

To solve this problem, a mechanism is needed to regulate the rotation of the body 1a of the container in the direction A with the resulting increase in the cost.

In the case of the comparative example, the drive transmission is possible even when the hole 1b for the release of the toner and the hole 10b receiving the toner has not yet been opened or not combined with each other. If the drive transmission occurs in this state, the toner is not supplied to the device 10 receiving toner. Because the hole 1b to produce toner closed by the flap 3 of the container, the toner does not move with the result that the toner in the container is not necessarily the friction interacts with the guiding element 4, and is formed larger particles of toner.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICABILITY

In accordance with the present invention can provide a container for the supply of the developer, in which the weakening of the wear element of the drive gear.

In addition, it is possible to provide container feeder developer, which can help to reduce wear of the drive gear wheel of the pickup device of the developer.

Optionally, you can provide container feeder developer that can properly serve the developer.

The present invention is described with reference to the listed structure, but the invention is not limited to the presented information, and this application is intended to cover such modifications or changes that may be within the purposes of the invention or scope of the following formula image is etenia.

1. Container feeder developer installed with the possibility of removal in the reception device developer, which contains a drive gear while the container feeder developer contains:
the enclosing section, configured to accommodate developer;
rotating the discharge element for release of the developer from the accommodating area in the reception device developer, when the container feed the developer is in a position of release of the developer;
perceiving the driving force element is arranged to mesh with a drive gear wheel and rotation about its own axis for the perception of rotational force from the drive gear for rotation of the discharge element,
while perceiving the driving force of the element is rotated by turning manually the container feed the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness around the axis of the bearing section in the ready position, in which the perceiver driving force element engages with the driving gear wheel, with this
perceiving the driving force of the element is loaded to create a resistance to its rotation around its axis for rotation of the container supply of the developer from the provisions of alerting in the position of release of the developer around the axis of the bearing section in the direction of bring the Deposit in readiness by the perception of rotational force from the drive gear.

2. The container according to claim 1, additionally containing a regulating element for regulating the installation orientation of the container to supply the developer relative to the pickup device of the developer so as to prevent engagement between the drive gear and driven gear.

3. The container according to claim 2, additionally containing an opening for release of the developer from the container, thus regulating element regulates the installation orientation of the container to supply the developer to focus up the hole for the release of the developer.

4. The container according to claim 2, in which the perceiver driving force element comprises a gear wheel having a center of rotation, which is deflected from the center of rotation of the container to supply the developer.

5. The container according to claim 2, in which the perceiver driving force element contains an endless belt having teeth capable of meshing with a drive gear wheel.

6. The container according to any one of claims 1 to 5, in which there is an element of the secondary actuator coaxially with the discharge element for the interaction between the perceiver driving force element and element release.

7. The container according to any one of claims 1 to 5, additionally containing a stopper for locking the rotation manually container feeding the developer by rotation action in the ready position.

8. The container l is the Boma one of claims 1 to 5, optionally containing a stopper for locking the rotation of the container feed of the developer while rotating the drive gear in position of release of the developer.

9. The container of claim 8, further containing an aperture for release of the developer from the container, the opening for release of the developer is such that it is contained in the message in a fluid environment with the opening reception of the developer in the reception device developer by the rotation of the container to supply the developer in the position of release of the developer.

10. The container according to claim 9, further containing a site of interaction, capable of engagement with the valve pickup device developer to close with the possibility of opening holes for receiving the developer, to make the link between rotation of the container supply of the developer from the position of readiness in the position of release of the developer and opening the valve.

11. The container according to any one of claims 1 to 5, additionally containing an external enclosure, capable of turning around the surrounding area, which is essentially blocked from rotation by the reception device developer, in this case, rotation of the container feed of the developer represents the rotation of the outer case.

12. The container according to any one of claims 1 to 5, in which the container for the supply of the developer is set in the reception device developer, essentially in the axial direction of the container to supply the developer.

13. Container feeder developer installed with the possibility of removal in the reception device developer, which contains a drive gear while the container feeder developer contains:
the enclosing section, configured to accommodate developer;
rotating the discharge element for release of the developer from the accommodating area in the reception device developer, when the container feed the developer is in a position of release of the developer;
perceiving the driving force element is arranged to mesh with a drive gear wheel and rotation about its own axis for the perception of rotational force from the drive gear for rotation of the discharge element,
while perceiving the driving force of the element is rotated by turning manually the container feed the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness around the axis of the bearing section in the ready position, in which the perceiver driving force element engages with the driving gear wheel, and
means for creating resistance to rotation of perceiving the driving force of the element around its axis for rotation of the container supply of the developer from the provisions of alerting in the position of release of the developer around the axis of the bearing section.

14. The container according to item 13, fill in the part containing the regulating element for regulating the installation orientation of the container to supply the developer relative to the pickup device of the developer so that to prevent engagement between the perceiver driving force element and the driving toothed wheel.

15. The container 14, further containing an aperture for release of the developer from the container, thus regulating element regulates the installation orientation of the container to supply the developer to focus up the hole for the release of the developer container to supply the developer.

16. The container according to item 13, in which the means for creating resistance includes a load element for the application of load to perceiving the driving force of the element.

17. The container 14, in which the perceiver driving force element comprises a gear wheel having a center of rotation, which is deflected from the center of rotation of the container to supply the developer.

18. The container 14, in which the perceiver driving force element contains an endless belt having teeth capable of meshing with a drive gear wheel.

19. The container according to any one of p-18, which has an element of the secondary actuator coaxially with the discharge element for the interaction between the perceiver driving force element and element release.

20. The container according to any one of p-18, additionally containing a stopper for locking the rotation manually container feeding the developer by rotation action in the ready position the spine.

21. The container according to any one of p-18, additionally containing a stopper for locking the rotation of the container feed of the developer while rotating the drive gear in position of release of the developer.

22. The container according to item 21, further containing an aperture for release of the developer from the container, which is located so that it is contained in the message in a fluid environment with the opening reception of the developer in the reception device developer by the rotation of the container to supply the developer in the position of release of the developer.

23. The container according to item 22, further containing a site of interaction, allowing engagement with the valve to close, with the possibility of opening, the outlet openings of the developer, to make the link between rotation of the container supply of the developer from the position of readiness in the position of release of the developer and opening the valve.

24. The container according to any one of p-18, optionally containing an external enclosure, capable of turning around the surrounding area, which is essentially blocked from rotation by the reception device developer, in this case, rotation of the container feed of the developer represents the rotation of the outer case.

25. The container according to item 13, in which the container for the supply of the developer is set in the reception device developer, essentially in the axial direction of the container feed shows the index.

26. Container feeder developer installed with the possibility of removal in the reception device developer, which contains a drive gear while the container feeder developer contains:
the cylindrical section to accommodate developer;
rotating the discharge element for release of the developer from the cylindrical section; and
perceiving the driving force element is arranged to mesh with a drive gear wheel and rotation about its own axis for the perception of rotational force from the drive gear for rotation of the discharge element,
regulating element for regulating the installation orientation of the container to supply the developer relative to the pickup device of the developer so as to prevent engagement between the drive gear and the drive gear; and
gripping element for rotation of the drive element of the transmission by rotating manually the container feed of the developer around the center of rotation above a cylindrical section in position alerting, in which perceiving the driving force element engages with the driving gear wheel, and
means for creating resistance to rotation of perceiving the driving force of the element around its axis for rotation of the container supply of the developer from whom ogene alerting in the position of release of the developer around the center of rotation of the specified cylindrical section in the direction of bringing in readiness by the perception of rotational force from the drive gear.

27. The container p, in which perceiving the driving force element comprises a gear wheel having a center of rotation, which is deflected from the center of rotation of the specified cylindrical section.

28. The container p, in which perceiving the driving force element contains an endless belt having teeth capable of meshing with a drive gear wheel.

29. The container p, in which the gripping element is located on the end surface of the container to supply the developer.

30. The device forming an image, comprising:
the reception device developer containing:
the installation site for installation with the possibility of removal of the container feed of the developer, and the installation site allows rotation of the container feed the developer in the direction of bringing in readiness;
driving toothed wheel rotating with the possibility of application of rotational effort
when this container feeder developer contains:
the cylindrical section to accommodate developer;
rotating the discharge element for release of the developer from the cylindrical section to the reception device developer, when the container feed the developer is in a position for release of the developer;
perceiving the driving force element is arranged to mesh with a drive gear the m wheel and rotation about its own axis for the perception of rotational force from the drive gear to rotate the exhaust element;
regulating element for regulating the installation orientation of the container to supply the developer relative to the pickup device of the developer so as to prevent engagement between the drive gear and the drive gear; and
gripping element for rotation perceiving the driving force of the element by rotation of the manually container supply of the developer around the center of rotation above a cylindrical section in position alerting, in which perceiving the driving force element engages with the driving gear wheel, and
means for creating resistance to rotation of perceiving the driving force of the element around its axis for rotation of the container supply of the developer from the provisions of alerting in the position of release of the developer around the center of rotation of the specified cylindrical section in the direction of bringing in readiness by the perception of rotational force from the drive gear.

31. The container according to any one of claims 1 to 5, in which the rotation of the container to supply the developer represents the rotation of the container shell.

32. The container according to any one of p-18, in which the rotation of the container to supply the developer represents the rotation of the container shell.

33. The container according to any one of PP-28, in which the rotation of the container by the ACI developer represents the rotation of the container shell.



 

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EFFECT: provision of image forming device and cartridge capable to reduce consumption of developer while keeping stable image peculiarities regardless used capacity of image transfer element; provision of storage device to be installed on cartridge.

31 cl, 32 dwg

FIELD: physics; optics.

SUBSTANCE: image generating device comprises a rotatable latent image carrier, which is configurable to carry latent image, a spreading blade, a cleaning blade for remaining toner removal from the cleaned area of latent image, and a lubricating means. The latter comprises a lubricating element located on the downside of the cleaning blade as regards to direction of rotation of latent image carrier. It lubricates respective area of latent image carrier. Cleaning area and lubricating area overlap and are, in fact, one and the same area of latent image carrier. A brush roller is used as a lubricating element. Lubricant is a lubricating rod; image generating device comprises an apparatus, which rotates the brush roller so that the latter removes the rod-shaped lubricant and applies it onto latent image carrier. Cleaning blade is located at the upper side of lubricating means in the direction of rotation of image carrier. Spreading blade is located at the downside; brush roller width and longitudinal spreading blade width relationship being as follows: brush roller width ≤ spreading blade width.

EFFECT: reduced friction factor of photoconductive material, reduced dimensions, reduced lubricant consumption.

30 cl, 18 dwg

FIELD: mechanics.

SUBSTANCE: proposed cartridge to feed developer can be mounted in the developer intake device and removed therefrom and comprises the following elements, i.e. compartment to contain developer therein with a hole to feed it therefrom, a flexible element arranged in the aforesaid compartment around the said hole to seal the transition area between the developer feed cartridge and developer intake device. It also includes a film placed on the compartment containing developer and enveloping aforesaid flexible sealing element. The said film can be removed from the outlet hole. The proposed device incorporates also a gate to open and close the said outlet hole, that can slide over the flexible element on opening the latter by removing the aforesaid film.

EFFECT: cartridge to feed developer that requires minor force to open and close its gate and comprises sealing film ruling out leakage of dye-coupling developer.

5 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: physics; image processing.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to a device for transporting developer for use in an image formation device. Proposed is a device for transporting developer having a developer transportation unit and a unit for detecting toner concentration. There is a clamping wall in part of the entire area of the first transportation compartment in which there is a first screw element. The area lies opposite the bottom wall of the first transportation compartment on the bottom side in the direction of gravity of the first screw element and opposite sidewalls of the first transportation compartment on both transverse sides orthogonal to the direction of the axis of rotation of the first screw element. In this area toner concentration of the transported developer is determined using a toner concentration sensor. The clamping wall comes into contact with developer on the top in the direction of gravity, with the developer moving from the bottom to the top side in the direction of gravity in accordance with rotation of the first screw element and presses the developer down in the direction of gravity.

EFFECT: more accurate toner concentration detection.

13 cl, 48 dwg

FIELD: printing industry.

SUBSTANCE: in development cartridge contact plate of electrode element is arranged with the possibility of contact with contact site of development shift within the limits of projection plane, when slave binding part is projected in the first direction. The first axial line, which is axis of developing roll shaft, and the second axial line, which is axis of inlet toothed wheel, are arranged parallel and equidistantly in fore and aft direction. Part of contact plate is arranged on the second axial line. The first line that connects axis, around which inlet toothed gear rotates, and shaft of developing roll, and the second line that connects contact plate and shaft of developing roll are arranged parallel to each other. Distance between the first axial line and the second axial line is equal to the distance between the first axial line and contact plate.

EFFECT: stable supply of power to shaft of developing roll, even when motive force is sent directly from master binging part of device for images generation to slave binding part of development cartridge.

74 cl, 25 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: cartridge for supplying developer is made with possibility of detachable installation into the main unit of the electrophotographic image formation device. The primary colour cartridge includes: an electrophotographic photosensitive drum; a developer roller designed for developing an electrostatic latent image formed on the electrophotographic photosensitive drum, a valve section of the receiving side which moves between the position for allowed reception of developer for opening developer reception holes, a moving section of the receiving side which moves for interrelated movement of the valve section of the receiving side between the position for allowed reception of developer and the position for prohibited reception of the developer. The moving section of the receiving side includes a working section of the receiving side which occupies the working position when the valve section of the receiving side is in the position for allowed reception of the developer, a control element designed for controlling movement of the moving section of the receiving side when the working section of the receiving side is in the working position. The cartridge for supplying developer also includes a developer holding section for the source side, a valve section for the source side which moves between the position for allowed supply of developer for opening holes for feeding the developer and the position for prohibited supply of the developer for closing holes for feeding the developer and a moving section for the source side. The moving section of the source side moves when the cartridge for supplying developer enters the main unit of the device in a position where the primary colour cartridge is installed in the main unit of the device for interrelated movement of the valve section for the source side from the position for prohibited supply of developer to the position for allowed supply of developer as a result of linkage with the working section of the receiving side of the moving section of the receiving side, whose movement is controlled by the control element in a state in which the working section of the receiving side lies in the working position.

EFFECT: design of a cartridge for supplying developer, a primary colour cartridge and an electrophotographic image formation device in which when the cartridge for supplying developer is extracted from the main unit of the device in a position where both the primary colour cartridge and the cartridge for supplying developer are installed in the main unit of the electrophotographic image formation device, loss of developer through holes for feeding the developer or through holes for receiving the developer can be prevented.

40 cl, 28 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: proposed is a developer transportation device which has a developer transportation unit and a toner concentration detection unit which can detect concentration of toner in the developer by getting into contact with the developer or a toner concentration sensor or the wall of the developer transportation unit. The average maximum value of the force pressing the developer to the surface of the sensor of the toner concentration detection unit or to the wall of the developer transportation unit ranges from 9.8×15 N/m2 to 9.8×100 N/m2. Proposed also is an image processing unit which has a latent image holding unit and a developing device which has a developer transportation device and a developer holding unit; an image formation device which has a latent image holding unit and a developing device.

EFFECT: more accurate detection of toner concentration.

8 cl, 26 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: developing apparatus is detachably mounted in the housing of an image formation device. The memory device has terminals passing through the rear side of the developing apparatus. The memory device is placed closer to the power reception unit formed on one side of the developing apparatus than to the actuating force reception unit formed on the other side of the developing apparatus.

EFFECT: prevention of damage to the memory device and bad connection between terminals of the memory device and the main housing of the image formation device due to the improved installation position of the memory device, and the image formation device fitted with such a development apparatus.

24 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: physics, photography.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to an image forming device and specifically to configuration of a developer unit of an image forming device. The developer cartridge has case with an attachment section which receives the developer cartridge in order to fill the developer cartridge case with an amount of developer equal to that consumed through the developer cartridge case and an element which forms the cover which closes the opening of the attachment section when the cartridge for the developer is not fitted into the developer cartridge. The element which forms the cover has a part for collecting the remaining developer. The developer unit has a developer cartridge which includes a developer supply unit which contains developer, and an attachment section with an opening facing the surface of the wall on one side of the developer cartridge and a cartridge for the developer which is inserted into the attachment section in order to feed the developer into the developer supply unit.

EFFECT: possibility of filling high-quality developer.

22 cl, 7 dwg

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