Container for supplying developer

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: container for supplying developer is detachably fitted in a device for receiving developer, which has an actuating element, through an installation operation which includes at least its turning. The disclosed container has: a housing; a rotating loading element lying in the said housing of the container; a device for transmitting actuation linked to the actuating element; and a restraining device which is configured and positioned to provide a restraining force which is a damping force for restraining relative turning between the said container for supplying developer and the said device for transmitting actuation, for turning the said container for supplying developer in the direction of the position for supplying developer using a rotary force received by the said device for transmitting actuation.

EFFECT: simplification and improved operational capabilities of the container for supplying developer.

60 cl, 31 dwg

 

The technical field

The present invention relates to a container for a supply of the developer to supply the developer to the reception device developer. Examples of devices receiving the developer include forming device of the image, such as a copier, facsimile apparatus or a printer, the host of image formation that is installed with the possibility of removal in such a forming device of the image.

The level of technology

Traditionally, the developer (toner) in the form of a fine powder is used for forming the image forming device of the image, such as a copier and/or printer electrophotographic type. In this arrangement of the image formation, the developer is supplied from the container to supply the developer with the possibility of replacing installed in the unit of image formation in the case of consumption of developer.

Because the developer contains extremely fine particles, there is a disadvantage consisting in that the developer is scattered depending on the run when the feeding of the developer. It was therefore proposed and implemented a scheme in which the container for the supply of the developer is set in the device forming the image, and the developer is gradually discharged through a small hole.

With regard to such a container under the Chi of the developer, have been proposed many schemes that use a cylindrical container, comprising a supply element for mixing and conveying the developer in it.

For example, published application Hei 7-1999623 patent Japan (U.S. patent No. 5579101) discloses a container supply developer containing a coupling element for driving the supply element in it. The connecting element of the container feed of the developer receives the driving force by engagement with the connecting element provided on the side of the device to form the image.

After such container feeder developer inserted and installed in the device forming the image, the user rotates the container to supply the developer to the desired angle at which the container feeder developer (application developer) becomes valid. More precisely, by turning the container to supply the developer hole provided on the outer surface of the container to supply the developer that is contained in the message with a hole provided on the side of the device forming the image, thus enabling the supply of the developer.

However, in the case of construction of container feeder developer posted on the application Hei 7-1999623 patent Japan (U.S. patent No. 5579101) operation turning the container to the filing of the developer is performed by a user therefore there is a possibility that you may experience the following disadvantages.

If the user is not knowledgeable with the principle of action of the container feed of the developer, the operation of turning the container to supply the developer may be incomplete, so that the container feed the developer does not reach the specified working position, with the outcome in the abnormal supply of the developer.

Disclosure of inventions

Accordingly, the purpose of the present invention is to provide container feeder developer with improved performance capabilities.

Another objective of the present invention is to provide container feeder developer, in which the design to improve operational capabilities simplified.

The present invention achieves this goal.

The present invention provides a container for the supply of the developer with the ability pickup installed in the reception device developer mentioned container feeder developer contains part of the fit to accommodate developer; element discharge for discharging developer from the mentioned parts of the fit; the transmission element of the actuator, the bond with the drive element of the above-mentioned pickup device developer, for transmitting a driving force on said element unloading; tool derivan what I with a variable restraining force for restraining relative rotation between the said container to supply the developer and the said transmission element of the drive.

These and other objectives, features and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent upon 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 appearance of the device forming the image.

Figure 2 is a partial view in section, illustrating the device structure of the expression.

Figure 3 illustrates the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention, with (a), (b) and (c) are views in perspective view in section and side view, respectively, while (d) - views in perspective of the second gear and third gear.

Figure 4 - illustrates the construction of the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention, with (a) is a view in section of part of the formation of torque, and (b) exploded view of forming torque.

Figure 5 - illustrates the reception device developer according to the present invention, with (a) perspective view and (b) perspective view.

6 - illustrates the inside of the pickup device of the developer according to the present invention, thus (a) is a perspective view showing the state in which the feed opening is unsealed.

Fig.7 is a perspective view illustrating a state when the container supply of the developer is set in the reception device developer.

Fig - illustrates the state after the container to supply the developer is installed in the reception device developer, (a) perspective view and (b)-(d) side in the section.

Fig.9 - illustrates the state after the completion of the rotation of the container, after the container to supply the developer according to the present invention installed in the reception device developer, (a) perspective view and (b)-(d) - views side in the section.

Figure 10 - types on the side of the container to supply the developer according to the present invention after installation (a)after a connection (b) drive and after rotation (c), respectively.

11 is a perspective view illustrating the lock element according to the present invention.

Fig shows a diagram to illustrate a traction force in the present invention.

Fig illustrates the switching load torque according to the present invention, with (a) is a perspective view illustrating the state of a large load torque, (b) is a perspective view illustrating the state of light load of crutes the m point.

Fig is a perspective view of the container (a) supply of the developer according to the present invention, (b) in perspective, illustrating the inside of the pickup device of the developer, (c) in section, illustrating the initial state, and (d) in perspective of the lock element.

Fig is a perspective view illustrating the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig - (a) in perspective, illustrating the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention, and view (b) side view.

Fig is a perspective view illustrating the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig is a perspective view illustrating the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig - view (a) perspective and (b) in perspective, illustrating the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig is a perspective view illustrating the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig - view (a) side view in section, illustrating part of the landing of the latch according to the present invention, and (b) in the future.

Fig - side view in section, illustrating the state of connection parts of the actuator container supply developer including a large gear.

Fig - (a) in perspective of the container of the supply of the developer according to astasia the invention, (b) in perspective, illustrating the construction for switching the load, and (c) in perspective, illustrating the construction for switching the load.

Fig - (a) in perspective of the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention, view (b) perspective gears mixing, called the lock element, view (c) side view in section, illustrating the locked state, and view (d) side view in section, illustrating a condition of release.

Fig - (a) in perspective of the container of the supply of the developer according to the present invention and its view (b) side in the section.

Fig is a perspective view of the container feeding of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig is a perspective view of the container feeding of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig is a perspective view of the container feeding of the developer according to the present invention.

Fig is a perspective view of a connecting element for a container feeder developer.

Fig is a perspective view of the container feeding of the developer on Fig side flange part.

Fig is a perspective view of a connecting part provided on the receiving side of the developer, (a) illustrates a state where the phase of the clutch are not aligned, and (b) illustrates a state where they are aligned.

The best option of carrying out the invention

BU the ut described examples of container feeder developer according to the present invention. Various designs of container supply of the developer can be replaced with other structures having similar functions, within the limits of the invention, in the absence of specific approval otherwise. The present invention is not meant to limit the designs of container supply of the developer, which will be described variants of implementation, in the absence of specific approval otherwise.

An implementation option 1

First will be described the design of the device forming the image, and then will describe the design of the container feed of the developer.

The processing unit of the image

With reference to figure 1 construction of the copying machine employing an electrophotographic processing type, will be described as an example, device imaging, containing the reception device developer, which can be loaded with a container feed of the developer (so-called toner-cartridge).

In the figure the position of the 100 identified the primary site electrophotographic copying machine main Assembly of the device 100). Through 101 marked the original placed on the glass 102 table support of the original. The light image formed on the electrophotographic photosensitive element 104 (photosensitive drum) as an image bearing ale the NTA in accordance with image information through an optical portion 103, includes a set of mirrors M and a lens Ln, the so formed electrostatic latent image. The electrostatic latent image is visualized by using a developer device 201 manifestations.

The developer in this example is the toner. Therefore, the container feeder developer contains the toner, which must be submitted. In the case of a device forming an image using a developer containing toner particles and carrier particles, the container feeder developer can accommodate both the toner and the carrier, and can apply the mixture.

Positions 105-108 marked cassette containing recording materials (leaves) S. From among the cassettes 105-108 appropriate cassette is selected on the basis of the sheet size of the original 101 or information entered by the user on the LCD of the working part of the copier. Here, the recording material is not limited to paper, and may be an OHP sheet or the like.

One sheet S supplied device 105A-108A feeder and branch, is fed to the registration roller 110 through a portion 109 of submission, and submitted simultaneously with the rotation of the photosensitive drum 104 and the time reference scanning optical portion 103.

Positions 111, 112 indicated discharger transfer and gap separation. The image of the developer formed on photoco is responsive drum 104, transferred to the sheet S by the discharger 111 transfer. The discharger 112 separation separates the sheet S, containing the transferred developed image from the photosensitive drum 104.

The sheet S passed part 113 of the feed is subjected to heating and compression in the portion 114 of the fixing, so that the developed image on the sheet is fixed, and then the sheet S is carried out through a portion 115 unloading/handling and is discharged onto the discharge tray 117 discharge roller 116 in the case of forming a one-sided copy. If you are copying overlay it is fed to the registration roller 110 through part 119, 120 re-submission, and then is discharged onto the discharge tray 117 through the tract, like the occasion of the one-sided copy.

In the case of double-sided copy sheet S at the time partially discharged out of the device discharge roller 116 through part 115 unloading/handling. After that, the sheet S is fed into the device through the control valve 118 and through reverse rotation of the discharge roller 116 at the proper time reference, when the end edge of the sheet S has passed through the valve 118, but still caught the discharge rollers 116. After he is fed to the registration roller 110 through part 119, 120 re-submission, it is discharged onto the discharge tray 117 through the tract, like the occasion of the one-sided copy.

In the structure, the AI of the primary node device 100 technological equipment imaging, such as device 201 acts as a means of manifestation, the portion 202 of the cleaner as the cleaner and the main unit 203 as a means of charging are provided around the photosensitive drum 104. Part 202 purifier has the function of removing the developer remaining on the photosensitive drum 104. The main unit 203 to uniformly charge the surface of the photosensitive drum to prepare for the formation of the desired electrostatic image on the photosensitive drum 104.

The following describes the device display.

The device 201 manifestations shows the electrostatic latent image formed on the photosensitive drum 104 of the optical part 103 in accordance with the information of the original, causing the developer to the electrostatic latent image. The container 1 the supply of the developer to supply the developer in the device 201 manifestation with possibility of removal is installed in the main unit 100 by the operator.

The device 201 manifestations contains the device 10 receiving the developer for removable installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer and device 201a manifestations, the device 201a manifestations includes roller 201b manifestations and element 201c feed. The developer supplied from the container 1, the supply of the developer is fed to the platen 201b PR the phenomenon element 201c feed and then is fed to the photosensitive drum 104 by the platen 201b manifestations. Roller 201b manifestations in contact with the blades 201d manifestations for controlling the amount of the developer covering the platen, and is in contact with the sheet 201e prevent leakage to prevent leakage of the developer.

As shown in figure 1, there is a cover 15 replacement to replace the container in the supply of the developer, as part of the outer casing of the copying apparatus, when the container 1, the supply of the developer is installed in or removed from the main unit 100 by the operator, the cover 15 is opened in the direction of the arrow W.

The reception device developer

With reference to figure 5 and 6 will describe the design of the device 10 receiving the developer.

The device 10 receiving the developer contains part 10a fit for the removable installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the hole 10b of the reception of the developer for the reception of the developer discharged from the container 1, the supply of the developer. The developer supplied from the opening reception of the developer, served in the device manifestations and is used to form the image.

Provided by the shutter 11 of the device manifestations, having semi-cylindrical configuration along the configurations of the peripheral surface of the container 1 filing developer and part 10a fit. The shutter 11 of the device manifestations of he who is the guide part 10c, provided on the bottom edge part 10a fit, and is moving along a circular direction for opening and closing the openings 10b of the reception of the developer.

Guide portion 10c formed on each of opposite edge portions of the openings 10b receiving the developer, which can be printed by moving the shutter 11 of the device display.

When the container 1, the supply of the developer is not installed in the part 10a of the fit, and the cover 11 of the device manifestation is in the sealing position, sealing the hole 10b of the reception of the developer by contacting one of its edges with an emphasis 10d provided in the device 10 receiving the developer, to prevent developer from flowing back from the device displays in the part 10a fit.

When the shutter 11 of the device manifestations printed, the lower edge of the hole 10b of the developer and the upper edge of the roller blind device 11 manifestations are aligned with each other with high precision, in order to fully open the hole 10b of the reception of the developer. To make this a focus 10e to the regulation end position of movement of the printing roller blind device 11 manifestations.

Emphasis 10e also acts as a retaining portion for stopping rotation of the body of the container at the position where the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is opposite of what verste 10b reception of the developer. Thus, rotation of the container feed the developer, coupled with a shutter device 11 manifestations through the lug opening, which will be described below, stops focusing 10e, stopping the movement of the printing roller blind device 11 manifestations.

One longitudinal end portion 10a of the holding element 12 is equipped with a pinion as part of a drive for transmitting torque of the driving force from a drive motor provided in the main unit 100 of the image formation. As will be described below, the element 12 drive gear applies to the second gear 6 rotating force in the same direction as the direction of rotation of the container to supply the developer to open the shutter device manifestations, to thereby move the feed element 4.

In addition, the element 12 pinion connected to the drive gear for rotation of the element 201c feed device manifestations, roller 201b manifestations and the photosensitive drum 104. Element 12 pinion, used in this example has a module 1 and the number of teeth 17.

Container feeder developer

Next, with reference to figure 3 and 4, will be described the construction of the container 1, the supply of the developer in this embodiment.

The body 1a of the container, as part of the container 1 feeder Pravitel is, which stores the developer, is approximately cylindrical. Cylindrical wall of the casing 1a of the container is provided with a hole 1b discharge of the developer, which is made in the form of slits, which extend in a direction parallel to the longitudinal direction of the body 1a of the container.

It is desirable that the casing 1b of the container was tough enough to protect the developer therein and to prevent the developer from leaking before the container 1, the supply of the developer is used for the first time, more precisely, during transport of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Thus, in this embodiment, the body 1a of the container formed from polystyrene by injection molding. In this regard when choosing a polymer substance that should be used as the material for the housing 1a of the container need not be limited to polystyrene; can be used with other polymeric substances such as ABS.

The body 1a of the container is also provided with a handle 2, which is a part of the body 1a of the container, which container 1 of the filing of the developer must be held by a user when the user installs or removes the container 1 of the filing of the developer. It is also desirable that the arm 2 was hard to a certain extent, as the body 1a of the container. The arm 2 is formed of the same material the material, as the material for the main structure of the body 1a of the container, and is formed by injection molding.

As regards the manner of attaching the handle 2 to the body 1a of the container, the handle 2 may be mechanically connected with the body 1a of the container or may be attached to the body 1a of the container using screws. In addition, it can be attached to the body 1a of the container by gluing or welding. All that is required by way of attachment of the handle 2 to the body 1a of the container, is that the method provides the attachment of the handle 2 to the body 1a of the container, so that the arm 2 is not loose, and not separated from the body 1a of the container when the container 1, the supply of the developer is set or unset. In this embodiment, the arm 2 is fixed to the body 1a of the container, being mechanically connected with the body 1a of the container.

In this regard, the handle 2 may be constructed other than in the manner described above. For example, the handle 2 may be fastened to the body 1a of the container, as shown in Fig. In this case, the container 1 of the filing of the developer supplied by the gears 5 and 6, which are attached to the rear edge of the body 1a of the container, based on the direction in which the container 1, the supply of the developer is inserted into the main unit of the image formation, and the handle 2 is attached to the body 1a of the container, that is what it remains open only part of the gear 6, whereby the pinion gear 6 engages with the element 12 pinion. This arrangement can be called the best in relation to the above that the tool driving gear (gears 5 and 6) is secured a handle 2.

In this embodiment, the handle 2 is attached to one longitudinal end of the body 1a of the container. However, the container 1 of the filing of the developer may have a shape such as shown in Fig(a), i.e. it should be long enough to reach from one longitudinal end of the body 1a of the container to the other, and attached to the body 1a of the container at both longitudinal ends. In this case, the container 1 of the supply of the developer is set in the device 10 receiving the developer from the top, as shown in Fig(b). The direction in which the container 1, the supply of the developer is set in the device 10 receiving the developer or removed from it, is optional. All that is needed is that it is selected according to such factors as the design of the device.

The opposite end wall of the housing 1a of the container (on the basis of the longitudinal direction of the housing 1 container), which is attached to the first gear with hole 1c through which the body 1a of the container filled with developer. This hole 1c is sealed by a sealing element (not shown), or the like, after filled the I casing 1a of the developer container.

In addition, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is such that when the container 1, the supply of the developer is in its working position, in which the container 1, the supply of the developer turns being rotated at a given angle (the position in which the container for the supply of the developer is after the installation of container feeder developer), hole 1b discharge of the developer rotated approximately in the direction, as will be described later. In addition, the container feeder developer designed so that it should be installed in the reception device developer, with a hole 1b discharging the developer, rotated approximately up.

Wipe container

Next will be described wipe container.

With reference to figure 3(a) of the container (1) submission of the developer supplied by the cover 2 of the container, the curve of which approximately corresponds to that of the cylindrical wall of the container 1, the supply of the developer, and the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer remains covered with this cover 3 of the container. The shutter 3 of the container is engaged with the pair of guide parts 1d, which is provided with one and the other longitudinal ends of the housing 1a of the container. Guide part 1d not only guides the shutter 3 of the container, when the shutter 3 of the container slides in the direction for opening and closing, but also prevents the shutter 3 to which the container from separating from the body 1a of the container.

In order to prevent the developer from leaking from the container 1, the supply of the developer, it is desirable that the surface area of the shutter 3 of the container, which is located opposite the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer, when the shutter 3 of the container is in the closed position, was provided with a sealing element (not shown). In return, the region of the cylindrical casing wall 1a of the container, which is bordering hole 1b discharge of the developer, may be equipped with a sealing element. It is obvious that the shutter 3 of the container body 1a of the container may be provided with a sealing element. In this embodiment, however, the sealing element with only the body 1a of the container.

In addition, instead of equipping the container 1, the supply of the developer by the cover of the container, such as the shutter 2 of the container in this embodiment, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer can be hermetically sealed by welding cut the sealing film formed from the polymer to the wall of the casing 1a of the container that surrounds the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer. In this case, this sealing film is removed to unseal the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer (the container 1, the supply of the developer).

In the case of this design build, however, it is possible that replacement of the container 1 submission PR is the revealer, which produced the developer, a small amount of developer, which still remains in the container 1, the supply of the developer, will come out of the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer and dissipate. It is therefore desirable to equip the container 1, the supply of the developer by the cover 3 of the container, as in this embodiment, so that the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer can be re-sealed.

Of course, there are different containers for the supply of the developer, which variously shaped holes 1b discharge of the developer, the capacity of the developer, So if there is a possibility that due to the unusual shape of the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer, the large capacity of the developer and the like, the developer will give the leak before the container 1, the supply of the developer is used to supply device of the image forming developer, more precisely, while the container 1, the supply of the developer is transported, the container 1 of the filing of the developer can be provided as a sealing film, and the shutter of the container described above, in order to ensure that the hole 1b unloading developer remains satisfactorily sealed.

Shipping

Next will be described the transport element mounted in the container 1, the supply of the developer.

The container 1 of the filing of the developer trucks equipped the m element 4, which is located in the cavity of the body 1a of the container. The transport element 4 element is unloaded, which rotates for transportation, along with the stirring of the developer in the housing 1a of the container upwards towards the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer from the lower part of the body 1a of the container. As shown in figure 3(b), the transport element 4 is mainly composed of the shaft 4a of the mixing blades 4b mixing.

The shaft 4a mixing rotatably supported by the casing 1a of the container on one of its longitudinal ends, so that the shaft 4a mixing is virtually impossible to move in its longitudinal direction. The other longitudinal end of the shaft 4a stirring attached to the first gear 5, so that the shaft 4a of the mixing and the gear 5 are coaxial. More specifically, the other longitudinal end of the shaft 4a of the mixing and the first gear 5 attached to each other by planting the axial portion of the first gear 5 in a blind hole in the form of a cartridge, which is provided with a longitudinal end of the shaft 4a of mixing. In addition, in order to prevent the developer from leaking through the gap near the annular axial surface of the first gear 5, this part of the shaft of the first gear 5 is equipped with a sealing element.

In this regard, instead of the direct connection is erway gear 5 to the shaft 4a of mixing, they both can join to each other indirectly, with the placement of the other element allowing transmission of the driving force from the first gear 5 on the shaft 4a of mixing.

It is possible that the developer in the container 1 filing developer will glomerulopathy and harden. Thus, it is desirable that the shaft 4a of the mixing was quite hard for loosening agglomerated developer to transport the developer, even if the developer in the container 1, the supply of the developer aglomerated and hardens. In addition, it is desirable that the shaft 4a of the mixing had less friction relative to the body 1a of the container. Therefore, in this embodiment, the position of the above requests, as a material for the shaft 4a of the mixing is applied to the polystyrene. Of course, the material for the shaft 4a of the mixing is not necessarily limited to polystyrene; can be applied to other substances, such as Polyacetal.

The blade 4b mixing rigidly attached to the shaft 4a of mixing. It is intended for transportation of the developer in the container 1 feed the developer toward the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer, along with the stirring of the developer, while the shaft 4a mixing rotates. In order to minimize the amount of developer, which may not be discharged from the container 1 filing is relavitely, the size of the blades 4b mixing in the direction of the radius of the container 1, the supply of the developer presents large enough for the proper value of the contact pressure, which should be created between the edge of the blade 4b mixing and the inner surface of the container 1, the supply of the developer, while the first slide on the latter.

As shown in figure 3(b), part of the leading-end part of the α figure 3 (b)) of the blade 4b mixing formed approximately in the shape of the letter L. Thus, while the transport element 4 rotates, these parts of α slightly lag behind the remainder of the conveyor element 4, thereby pushing the developer toward the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer. In other words, the transport element 4 also has the function of conveying the developer toward the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer using these approximately L-shaped parts. In this embodiment, the blade 4b mixing formed from a sheet of polyester. Of course, the material for the blades 4b mixing is not necessarily limited to a sheet of polyester; other polymeric substances can be used, provided that the sheet formed from the selected substance is elastic.

The design of the conveyor element 4 is not necessarily limited to described the th above provided that the transport element 4 can perform its desired function of transporting the developer to unload the developer from the container 1, the supply of the developer by being rotated; can be used in various designs. For example, the above-described conveying element 4 can be modified by material, shape, etc. of the blade 4b mixing. In addition, you may apply the transport mechanism other than those described above. In this embodiment, the first gear 5 and the conveying element 4 are two components, which are formed independently from each other and combined into a single part, being connected to each other. However, the first gear 5 and shaft 4a mixing can be molded from a polymer as a part.

The mechanism for opening or closing the shutter of the developer container

Next will be described the mechanism for opening or closing the shutter of the developer container.

As shown in figure 3(c), body 1a of the container is equipped with a protrusion 1e printing and projection 1f sealing, which are designed to move the shutter 11 of the device manifestations. The projections 1e and 1f printing and sealing are on the circular surface of the body 1a of the container.

The tab 1e printing is a ledge for compression roller blind device 11 manifestations (6), h is usually used to print the hole 10b of the reception of the developer (6) during the operation of the installation (which is designed to rotate the container to supply the developer in the working position (position funding) by turning container feeding of the developer at a given angle), which is performed after installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer in the device 10 receiving developer (forming device of the image).

The protrusion 1f printing is designed to push the shutter 11 of the device of (6)to seal the hole 10b of the reception of the developer (6) during the operation of the extraction container to supply the developer (which is designed to rotate the container to supply the developer in the opposite direction at a given angle from its operating position (position replenishment) in the position in which the container for the supply of the developer is installed or from which the container of the supply of the developer is removed).

In order to make the shutter 11 of the device manifestations be opened or closed by the operation to rotate the container 1, the supply of the developer, the mutual position between the protrusion 1e printing and projection 1f sealing set, as set forth below.

That is, they are positioned so that when the container 1, the supply of the developer is in proper position in the device 10 receiving developer (6), the protrusion 1e printing is on the upper side of the shutter 11 of the device manifestations, on the basis of the direction in which the shutter 11 of the device manifestations opens, and the protrusion 1f sealing is on igna side.

In this embodiment, the container 1 of the filing of the developer and the device 10 acceptance of developer constructed so that the shutter 11 of the device manifestations opened or closed using the protrusion 1e printing and protrusion 11f sealing. However, they can be constructed, as shown in Fig.

More specifically, the body 1a of the container is provided with a prong 1k planting latch, which is the hook (which moves with the shutter 11 of the device manifestations), which can be hooked or unhooked from the curtain 11 device manifestations. Prong 1k planting latch is located on the outer circular surface of the body 1a of the container (it is the same position as the protrusion 1e printing).

For a more detailed description, the container 1 of the filing of the developer and the device 10 acceptance of developer constructed so that the prong 1k planting latch snaps on the top part of the mesh (the notch) of the shutter device 11 symptoms, as the body 1a of the container is rotated, the tooth 1k planting latch presses or pulls the curtain 11 device developer, concatenated with him, to open or close the shutter 11 of the device manifestations. The connecting portion 11a of the shutter 11 of the device manifestations, which engages with the teeth 1k landing latches corresponds in shape to the tooth 1k landing tabs, that is what the two sides properly attach to each other.

In addition, the container 1 of the filing of the developer and the device 11 acceptance of developer constructed so that, as soon as the shutter device 11 of the developer is drawn at the turn of the body 1a of the container by a distance large enough for satisfactory re-sealing of the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer, the shutter 11 of the device manifestations cannot be rotated further, as will be described later. If the container 1, the supply of the developer turns on after the shutter 11 of the device manifestations reached a position where it can hold the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer satisfactorily sealed, part 1k-wave landing latch becomes when separated from the curtain 11 device manifestations, and therefore the container 1, the supply of the developer is able to rotate relative to the roller blind device 11 manifestations, causing the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer re-sealed. As described above, part 1k-wave landing latch is configured for elastic deformation, so that she has the opportunity to become disconnected from the shutter 11 of the device display.

The transmission medium drive

Next will be described the construction of the tool drive transmission for transmitting torque of the driving force received from the device 10 receiving the developer, on the transport element 4.

The device 10 receiving the developer element 12 is equipped with a pinion, which is an element of the actuator to the supply container 1, the supply of the developer torque force.

On the other hand, the container 1 of the supply of the developer is equipped with a tool driving gear which engages with the element 12 pinion and passes on the conveyor element 4 torque driving force received from element 12 pinion.

In this embodiment, the transmission medium drive comprises a gear transmission, a rotating shaft of each gear which is directly and rotatably supported by the walls of the container 1, the supply of the developer, as will be described later.

Also in this embodiment, after the installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer supply container 1 of the developer must be rotated at a given angle to its operating position (refill) using handle 2. Before this operation the tool is installed, the drive transmission and the element 12 pinion are in mesh with each other (raceplane state); there is some distance between the two along the circular direction of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Further, while the container 1, the supply of the developer is rotated using the handle 2, the vehicle drive transmission and element pinion are in contact and engage with each other (coupled state).

More specifically, the first gear 5 (the driving force), as a means of transmission of the drive, which is in connection with the transport element 4 is supported for its portion of the shaft of one of the longitudinal ends of the body 1a of the container, so that the first gear 5 is rotated around the rotation axis (close to the axis of rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. The first gear 5 is rotated coaxially with the transport element 4.

The first gear 5 is mounted so that its axis of rotation coincides approximately with the axis of rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, around which the container 1 supply container is rotated at a given angle during installation.

The second gear 6 (item transmission of the driving force, or the eccentric element of the transmission of the driving force), as the details of the funds transfer actuator fixed to the body 1a of the container shaft, so that the second gear 6 rotates around the planetary axis of rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. The second gear 6 is attached to the body 1a of the container so that it can engage with the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer to receive rotational driving force from the element 12 pinion. In addition, the second gear 6 is designed as a stepped gear, as shown in figure 3(d). That is, the second gear 6 is equipped tert is it the gear 6', which is engaged with the first gear 5, so that it can transmit torque driving force to the first gear 5.

The second gear 6 and the element 12 pinion are engaged with each other, so that, while the second gear 6 is driven element 12 pinion in the opposite direction from the direction in which the body 1a of the container is rotated during the installation operation, the second gear 6 rotates in the same direction as the direction in which turns the body 1a of the container when the installation operation.

In this regard, the direction in which the body 1a of the container is rotated during the operation of the installation is the same as the direction in which the shutter 11 of the device manifestations rotated to seal the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer.

As described above, while the rotating driving force is supplied with item 12 of the driving gear to the second gear 6, the third gear 6', which is part of the second gear 6, and the first gear 5, which is in mesh with the second gear 6 and the driven second gear 6, rotate, thereby rotating transport element 4 in the housing 1b of the container.

As described earlier, immediately after installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer in the device 10 receiving about the Vittel there is some distance between the second gear 6 and the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer in a circular direction of the body 1a of the container.

In this case, while the operation to rotate the container 1, the supply of the developer is performed by the user, the second gear 6 becomes linked with the element 12 pinion, being prepared is driven element 12 pinion. At this stage in this operation there is no passage between the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer and the hole 10b of the reception of the developer (the shutter 11 of the device manifestations remains closed).

After that, the driving force is applied to the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer, as will be described later.

As described above, the position of the second gear 6 relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer (relative to the protrusion 1e printing or holes 1b discharge of the developer), starting from the circular direction of the body 1a of the container is adjusted so that the second gear 6 and the element 12 pinion begin to engage with each other in the above-mentioned time for transmission of the driving force. Therefore, the second gear 6 and the first gear 5 is attached to the body 1a of the container so that they are excellent on the position of their axes of rotation.

In this embodiment, the body 1a of the container is a hollow cylinder. Therefore, the axis of rotation of the conveyor element 4 and that of the body 1a of the container (approximately) coincide, and the axis of rotation of a first of the gears 5, which is in direct connection with the transport element 4, (approximately) coincides with the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container, whereas the axis of rotation of the second gear 6 rejected from that of the first gear 5, so that while the container 1, the supply of the developer is rotated, the second gear 6 rotates around the planetary axis of rotation of the first gear 5 and is engaged with the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer. Thus, the axis of rotation of the second gear 6 is shifted from the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container.

In particular, the axis of rotation of the conveyor element 4 may be offset from the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container. For example, the axis of rotation of the conveyor element 4 can be displaced in the direction of the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer (in the diametrical direction). In this case, it is desirable that the first gear 5 has been reduced in diameter and was attached to its shaft rotation to the part of the body 1a of the container, which is different from the part of the body 1a of the container, which coincides with the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container. In the rest of the design layout may be the same as the previous constructive build.

In addition, if the axis of rotation of the conveyor element 4 is displaced from the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container, means for transferring the drive signal is to be composed only of the second gear 6, that is, without the first gear 5. In this case, the second gear 6 is supported by a shaft attached to a part of the body 1a of the container, which is offset from the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container. Moreover, in this case, the second gear 6 is connected to the conveying element 4 so that it rotates coaxially with the transport element 4.

Moreover, in this case, the direction of rotation of the conveyor element 4 is opposite to that in the previous example described above. That is, the developer is transported down towards the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer from the upper part of the body 1a of the container. Therefore, the transport element that should be used at this stage, you want to have such function, that he will raise up the developer in the housing 1a of the container upwards, rotating around its own axis, and then sent a mass of the developer, which he raised, toward the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer, which is at a lower level than the level at which there is raised the weight of the developer.

Preferably, the first and second gears 5 and 6 had the function satisfactory transmission of the driving force, transmitted to them from the device 10 receiving the developer. In this embodiment, as their material is applied Polyacetal, and they can be is manufactured by injection molding.

For a more detailed description, the first gear 5 has a module of 0.5, number of teeth 60 and 30 mm in diameter. The second gear 6 is module 1, number of teeth 20 and 20 mm in diameter. The third gear 6' is a module of 0.5, the number of teeth 20 and 10 mm in diameter. The axis of rotation of the second gear 6 and the axis of rotation of the third gear is shifted by 20 mm from the axis of rotation of the first gear in the diametrical direction of the first gear.

In this regard, all that is required is that the module, number of teeth and the diameter of each of these gears have been set, taking into account their performance in terms of transmission of the driving force. In other words, they do not need to be limited to the above.

For example, the diameters of the first and second gears 5 and 6 can be 20 mm and 40 mm, respectively, as shown in Fig. In this case, however, the point of the body 1a of the container in a circular direction of the body 1a of the container to which they are attached, you need to specify so that the operation for setting the container 1, the supply of the developer, which will be described later, can be performed satisfactorily.

In the case described above, a modified version of this case for the speed with which the developer is discharged from the container 1, the supply of the developer (the speed of the conveyor element), is a higher frequency of rotation of the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer remains the same), in this embodiment, the change gear ratio. In addition, it is possible that the amount of torque required to transport the developer along with the stirring of the developer is higher than that in this embodiment. Therefore, it is desirable that the gear ratio was set, taking into account the type (for example, the difference in specific gravity, which is tested according to whether the developer magnetic or non-magnetic) of the developer in the container 1, the supply of the developer, the amount by which the container 1, the supply of the developer filled in the developer, and the like, as well as the amount of power of a drive motor.

If it is desired to further increase the speed of discharge of the developer (the speed of the conveyor element), all that is needed is to reduce the diameter of the first gear 5 and/or to increase the diameter of the second gear 6. On the other hand, if the main concern is torque, all that is necessary is to increase the diameter of the first gear 5 and/or to reduce the diameter of the second gear 6. In other words, the diameters of the first and second gears 5 and 6 can be selected according to the required specifications.

In this regard, in this embodiment, the container 1 of the filing of the developer designed so that, if the container 1 of the filing of the developer rassm trivets with directions, parallel to its longitudinal direction, the second gear 6 is partially protrudes outside of the outer circumference of the body 1a of the container, as shown in figure 3. However, the container 1 of the filing of the developer can be constructed regarding the provisions of the second gear 6 so that the second gear 6 does not protrude the outer circumference of the body 1a of the container. It is design build is the best in relation to constructively build in this embodiment, in terms of how much efficiently and reliably can be Packed in the container 1, the supply of the developer. Therefore, it is constructive building can reduce the probability of a failure occurs, for example damaged container 1 supply of the developer, due to the fact that the package, which contains the container 1, the supply of the developer, accidentally dropped during loading or in a similar situation.

The method of Assembly of the container feeder developer

The method of Assembly of the container 1, the supply of the developer in this embodiment is as follows: first, the transport element 4 is inserted into the body 1a of the container. Next, after the first gear 5 and the shutter 3 of the container attached to the body 1a of the container, the second gear 6 and the third gear 6', which is a part of one with the second gear 6, are attached to the building is at 1a of the container. After that, the developer is filled in the housing 1a of the container through the opening 1c of the filling of the developer, and the hole 1c of the filling of the developer is sealed by a sealing element. In conclusion, the arm 2 is attached.

The above-described order in which it performs the operation for filling the developer into the body 1a of the container and the operation for attaching the second gear 6, the shutter 3 of the container and the handle 2, is optional; it can be modified for ease of Assembly.

In this regard, in this embodiment, the hollow cylinder, which has a 50 mm internal diameter and 320 mm in length, is used as the body 1a of the container, and therefore the body 1a of the container has a volume capacity of approximately 60 cubic centimeters. In addition, the amount of the developer filled in the container 1, the supply of the developer, is 300,

The formation mechanism of torque

Next, with reference to figure 3 and 4 will be described the mechanism for the formation of torque as a deterrent to rotate the container 1 feed the developer toward its working position re-filling) using the above-described transmission medium of the drive.

In this embodiment, for structural simplification tool drive transmission for transmitting drive torque is her strength on the transport means is used as a mechanism for the automatic rotation of the container 1 feed the developer toward its working position.

That is, in this embodiment, the transmission medium of the actuator is used to generate power for tightening body 1a of the container to automatically turn the body 1a of the container towards its working position.

More specifically, the rotary load (which will hereinafter be referred to as torque) of the second gear 6 relative to the body 1a of the container is increased by increasing the turning load of the first gear 5 relative to the body 1a of the container.

Therefore, while the driving force from the element 12 pinion is supplied to the second gear 6 which is in engagement with the element 12 pinion, torque force is generated in the body 1a of the container, since the second gear 6 is in a state in which it is prevented (withheld) from rotation relative to the body 1a of the container. As a result, the body 1a of the container is automatically rotated toward its working position.

That is, in order to automatically rotate the container 1, the supply of the developer, the second gear 6 is held under the power of deterrence from the formation mechanism of torque so that the vehicle transmission actuator and the container 1, the supply of the developer is prevented (held from rotation relative to each other. In other words, Deut what I gear 6 is retained in the state, in which the rotary loading means driving gear relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer is greater than the force required for the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

In this regard, despite the fact that will be further described constructive building to create a mechanism for the formation of torque on the first gear 5, the same structural construction can be used to create a mechanism of the formation of the torque to the second gear 6.

As shown in figure 4, the first gear 5 is equipped with a locking element 9 as a means of deterrence (means to increase the turning load), which is made in the form of a ring and inserted into the groove, which is provided with a peripheral surface 5c of the first gear 5. The locking element 9 are given the opportunity to rotate relative to the first gear 5 around the axis of rotation of the first gear 5. All external circular portion of the locking element 9 is part 9a of the engagement (capture), which is composed of numerous teeth like the teeth of a saw.

There is a ring 14 (so-called o-ring) as a means of deterrence means of improving the turning load), between the outer circular surface 5c of the shaft of the first gear 5 and the internal circular surface b of the locking element 9. The ring 14 is held in a compressed state. In addition, the ring 14 is attached to the outer circular surface 5c of the first gear 5. Therefore, while the locking element 9 is rotated relative to the first gear 5, is generated torque due to friction between the inner circular surface 9b of the locking element 9 and the compressed ring 14. Thus, creating torque.

In this regard, in this embodiment, the sawtooth portion 9a capture is entire outer circular portion of the locking element 9 in its circular direction. In principle, the part 9a of capture may be only a section of outer circular portion of the locking element 9. In addition, part 9a of capture may be in the form of a protrusion or recess.

It is desirable that an elastic substance such as rubber, felt, foamed substance, urethane rubber, elastomer and the like, which is elastic, was used as the material for the ring 14. In this embodiment, used is silicone rubber. In addition, the element is not in the form of a complete ring, i.e. an item that looks as if it was formed by removing a section of a complete ring, can be used instead of the ring 14.

In this embodiment, the outer circular surface 5c of the first gear 5 is provided with a groove 5b, and the ring 14 is attached is to the first gear, being planted in the groove 5b. However, the fastening ring 14 is not necessarily limited to the method used in this embodiment. For example, the ring 14 may be attached to the locking element 9 instead of the first gear 5. In this case, the outer circular surface 5c of the first gear 5 and the internal surface of the ring 14 to slide relative to each other, and the friction between two surfaces generates torque. In addition, the ring 14 and the first gear 5 can be two parts of a single component, as a part formed by the so-called two-color molding.

As shown in figure 3(c), body 1a of the container equipped with a shaft 1h that is protruding from the end surface of the body 1a of the container, which is located on the side where the above-mentioned gear. Item 7 of the lock as a deterrent (a means of improving the turning load) for regulating the rotation of the locking element 9 is installed around the shaft 1h as the anchor lock element so that the locking element 7 is necesaary. As shown in figure 11, the locking element 7 is composed of part 7a of disengagement of the lock element and the part 7b of the engagement of the lock element. In this connection, the locking element 7 functions as a means to change (switch) turn the second load of the second gear 6 relative to the body 1a of the container. This function will be described in detail later. That is, the locking element 7 also functions as a means for changing the magnitude of the force which restrains the rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer relative to the transmission medium of the drive.

Next, with reference to Fig(a) and 13(b) will be described mutual arrangement between the locking element 7 and item 9 of the lock.

As shown in Fig(a), while part 7b gearing is engaged with part 9a of the gripping element 9 of the lock, the locking element 9 secured against rotation relative to the body 1a of the container. Thus, if the driving force is applied to the first gear 5 from element 12 pinion through the second gear 6, while these components are in the state shown in Fig(a), the rotary load (torque) of the first gear 5 is large, since the ring 14 remains clamped between the inner circular surface 9b of the locking element 9 and part of the shaft of the first gear 5.

On the other hand, as shown in Fig(b), while the part 7b of the gear is not in mesh with part 9a of the gripping element 9 of the locking element 9 of the lock is not secured against rotation relative to the body 1a of the container. Thus, if the driving force is applied to the first gear 5 from element 12 pinion via the second is esterno 6, while these components are in the state shown in Fig (b), the locking element 9 rotates with the first gear 5. In other words, the amount by which the rotary load of the first gear increases the locking element 9 and the ring 14, is cancelled, and therefore the rotary load (torque) of the first gear 5 is sufficiently smaller to provide the locking element 9 can rotate with the first gear 5.

In this regard, in this embodiment, torque is generated by increasing friction between the first gear 5 and the locking element 9 through the insertion ring 14 between the first gear 5 and the locking element 9. However, the friction between the first gear 5 and the locking element 9 can increase the use of design-build, other than constructive building used in this embodiment. For example, can be used constructively build that uses magnetic attraction (magnetic force) between the magnetic poles S and N, constructive build that uses changes in the internal and external diameters of the springs that occur while the spring is twisted, or the like.

The mechanism for switching the rotary load

Next will be described the mechanism for switching the rotary naked the narrow means of transmission of the actuator relative to the container 1 of the filing of the developer.

The first gear 5 is provided with a protrusion 5a of the trip (figure 4, 9 and so on) as part of the unlock which projects from the end surface of the first gear 5. The protrusion 5a of the coupler is designed so that, while the first gear 5 rotates relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer until the container 1, the supply of the developer is in a working position (re-fill), he is faced with part 7a of the release element 7 of the lock.

That is, while the first gear 5 rotates, the protrusion 5a of the trip pushes part 7a of the brake, causing the part 7b gearing unhooked from part 9a of the gripping element 9 of the lock. In other words, the protrusion 5a of the trip has the instant of termination of the state in which the first gear 5 is located under the rotary load.

That is, the state in which the vehicle drive transmission is prevented (withheld) from rotating relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer after the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, shall be terminated. In other words, the rotary load introduced by the transmission medium of the actuator relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer sufficiently reduced.

As described above, the formation mechanism of torque in this embodiment, not completely blocks the first is esterno 5, that is not completely prevent the first gear 5 from rotation relative to the body 1a of the container. More precisely, it increases the rotary load to such an extent that provides the first gear 5 to rotate relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer, once completed the operation by the rotation of the container 1 feed the developer in its working position.

In this regard, in this embodiment, the elements 7 and 9 block away from each other, so that the rotary load, which creates a mechanism for the formation of torque is cancelled. However, all that is needed is that after unlocking the value of the rotary load was smaller than at least the size of the rotary load required for automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

Also in this embodiment, the first gear 5 is provided with a protrusion 5a trip to ocalenia element 9 of the lock from the locking element 7. However, the mechanism of release can be constructed, as shown in Fig(c).

More specifically, the device 10 receiving the developer provided with a projection 10f trip, which is attached to such portion of the device 10 receiving the developer, after rotation of the container 1 feed the developer in its operating position, the projection 10f trip is in position the Institute, in which it operates (uncouples) part 7a of the release element 7 of the lock.

That is, at the same time as rotation of the body 1a of the container causes the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer and the hole 10b of the reception of the developer be combined with each other, the part 7a of disengagement of the locking element 7 facing ledge 10f the coupler device 10 receiving the developer and pushed in the direction of the sign of the arrow B. As a result, the first gear 5 is released from the rotary load.

However, in case of modification of this variant implementation, such as described above, the temporary binding, with which the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes aligned with the hole 10b receiving the developer, sometimes does not coincide with the time constraint, which is part 7a of the locking element 7 becomes rescaling, for the following reason. That is, there are errors in the measurement and positioning of the various components of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer, and therefore it is possible that two temporary bindings do not coincide in time. Thus, in case of modification of this variant implementation, such as described above, it is possible that the locking element 7 unlinked before the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is fully aligned with the hole 10b of the reception of the developer. Therefore, onstructive build in this embodiment, which is least likely allows you to experience the above problem, is preferred.

The operation for setting the container feeder developer

Next, with reference to Fig.7-9 will be described the operation for setting the container 1 of the filing of the developer. Fig(b) and 9(b) are views in section of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer, which are intended to describe the relative position between the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer, the hole 10b of accepting developer and a shutter device 11 manifestations. Fig(c) and 9(c) is a species in the context of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer, which are intended to describe the relative position between the element 12 pinion, the first pinion gear 5 and the second gear 6. Fig(d) and 9(d) - types in the context of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer, which are mainly intended to describe the relative position between the shutter 11 of the device manifestations and parts of the body 1a of the container, which move with the shutter 11 of the device display.

The above-mentioned operation for setting the container 1, the supply of the developer is an operation for turning the container 1, the supply of the developer, which is in the position of its installation or removal of the device 10 receiving the developer, at a given angle, so that the s rotate the container 1 feed the developer in its working position. The above provision of installation and removal is the position in the device 10 receiving the developer, which is set in the container supply the developer from which the container 1, the supply of the developer is removed from the device 10 receiving the developer. In addition, the working position means the position of re-filling (installation position) or the position which gives the container 1, the supply of the developer the ability to perform operations on the re-filling of the developer device manifestations (the operation for discharging the developer in the device 10 receiving the developer). While the container 1, the supply of the developer is slightly rotated from the above-mentioned provisions installation and removal, the locking mechanism is actuated to prevent the container 1, the supply of the developer from being withdrawn from the device 10 receiving the developer; as soon as the container 1, the supply of the developer turns at this point, the container 1 of the filing of the developer cannot be removed from the device 10 receiving the developer. In other words, while the container 1, the supply of the developer is in the above-mentioned working position, the container 1 of the filing of the developer cannot be removed from the device 10 receiving the developer.

Next will be sequentially described stages during the operation for mounting the container 1 of the filing of the developer.

(1) the User must open the cover 15 for the device 10 receiving the developer and insert container 1 of the filing of the developer in the device 10 receiving the developer in the direction the specified sign And arrow Fig(a)through the opening device 10 receiving the developer, which was solved by opening the lid 15. At this stage there is a certain distance between the element 12 and pinion device 10 feed intake developer and the second gear 6 of the container to supply the developer, making it impossible for the driving force transmitted from the element 12 driving gear to the second gear 6, as shown in Fig(c).

(2) After installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer in the device 10 receiving the developer, the user must rotate the handle 2 in the direction (the direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the conveyor element)specified by the sign of the arrow B on Fig(b), 8(c) and 8(d). While the handle 2 is rotated, the container 1 of the filing of the developer becomes attached to the device 10 receiving the developer, so that the driving force can be transmitted from the device 10 receiving the developer in the container 1, the supply of the developer.

For a more detailed description, while the body 1a of the container rotates, the second gear 6 of the planetary rotates around the axis of rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer (which coincides with the axis of rotation of the conveyor element and engages with the element 12 pinion, enabling the driving force to be transmitted from the leading element 12 above the Terni on the second gear 6 after this point in time, the engagement between the element 12 pinion and the second gear 6.

Figure 10(b) shows the container 1, the supply of the developer, which has been rotated by the user at a given angle. When the container 1, the supply of the developer is in the position shown in figure 10(b), the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is almost completely closed by the cover 3 of the container (the front edge of the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is opposite part 10d of emphasis blinds container device 10 receiving the developer). The device 10b receiving the developer also completely closed by the shutter 11 of the device manifestations, making it impossible for the device 10 receiving the developer supplied by the developer.

(3) the User must close the cover 15 for replacement of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

(4) while the cover 15 is closed, the driving force from the drive motor is applied to the element 12 pinion.

While the driving force is supplied to the element 12 pinion, the container 1 of the supply of the developer is automatically rotated toward its working position re-filling), as the turning load of the second gear 6 which is in engagement with the element 12 pinion is held at a higher level mechanism of the formation of torque through the first gear 5.

In this embodiment, therefore, the amount of torque force, which is formed at stake is anare 1 supply of the developer by using the driving gear, set greater than the resistance value of the rotation (friction), which is the container 1 of the filing of the developer receiving device 10 receiving the developer. Therefore, the container 1 of the filing of the developer turns automatically and properly.

In addition, at this stage, the operation of turning the container 1, the supply of the developer and the operation of closing the shutter 11 of the device manifestations are performed in a coordinated manner by means of the protrusion 1e printing. More specifically, while the body 1a of the container rotates, the shutter 11 of the device manifestations is pressed by the protrusion 1e unsealing of the container 1, the supply of the developer, thereby slipping in the direction to print holes 10b of the reception of the developer. As a result, the hole 10b of the reception of the developer is printed (Fig(d)-9(d)).

On the other hand, when the movement of the printing roller blind device 11 phenomena, which are caused by the rotation of the body 1a of the container, and the cover 3 of the container facing part of the engagement device 10 receiving the developer, thereby preventing from turning on. As a result, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is printed.

As a result, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer, which has become open due to the movement of the shutter 3 of the container is located directly opposite the openings 10b receiving the developer, which has been disclosed is due to the movement of the shutter 11 of the device manifestations; the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer and the hole 10b of the reception of the developer become United with one another (8(b)-9(b)).

The shutter 11 of the device manifestations stops (figure 10(c)), as she is faced with an emphasis 10e (Fig.9(b)) for regulating the shutter device 11 acts against the point at which ends the movement of the printing roller blind device 11 manifestations. Therefore, the lower edge of the hole 10b of the reception of the developer exactly aligns with the top edge of the shutter 11 of the device manifestations. In this regard, the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer ends in coordination with the completion of the movement of the printing roller blind device 11 of manifestation, which is connected with the container 1, the supply of the developer.

In this regard, in this embodiment, in order to ensure that the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes precisely aligned with the hole 10b of the reception of the developer at the exact point in time when the container 1, the supply of the developer reaches its working position, the position of the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer relative to the body 1a of the container is adjusted (by the circular direction of the body 1a of the container).

(5) Continues the process of supplying the driving force to the element 12 pinion. At this point, the container 1 of the filing of the developer, which is in its working position,prevents it from turning on by the shutter 11 of the device manifestations. Thus, while the driving force is applied to the element 12 of the driving gear, the first gear 5 rotates against rotary load created by the mechanism of the formation of torque, relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer, which prevents it from rotating. As a result, the protrusion 5a of disengagement of the first gear 5 is faced with part 7a of the release element 7 lock (figure 10(d)). Then, while the first gear 5 rotates further, the protrusion 5a of the trip pushes part 7a trip in the direction of the sign of the arrow A (figure 10(e)). As a result, part 7b of the engagement of the locking element 7 becomes when separated (rescaling) of part 9a of the gripping element 9 locks (Fig(b)).

In the rotary load, which was introduced first gear 5 becomes substantially less.

Thus, the amount of force required to rotate the tool driving gear (first-third gear) device 10 receiving developer (element 12 pinion) directly in the next process, that is, the operations for supplying the developer device 10 receiving the developer is small. Therefore, the element 12 pinion is not exposed to the large value of the rotary load, and therefore can reliably transmit the driving force.

Moreover, in this embodiment, about what westline container 1 of the filing of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer designed there is a certain duration of time between when the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, which combines the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer from the opening 10b of the reception of the developer and when removed the rotary load brought by the first gear 5. In other words, it is guaranteed that the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer and the hole 10b of the reception of the developer are combined with each other properly.

In this regard, if the torque force applied to the vehicle drive transmission is not changed (switched), that is supported at the same level, it is possible that you will encounter the following problems. Therefore, the structural construction of this embodiment, which changes (switches) of the rotary load is preferred.

That is, in the case of constructive drawing, in which the size of the rotary load is kept at the same level, the first gear 5 remains under the influence of the formation mechanism of torque for a long time even after the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is combined with a hole 10b of the reception of the developer, and the rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer ends. Therefore, the rotary load is continuously applied to the element 12 pinion through the second gear 6, who is one, affecting the durability of the element 12 pinion, the reliability of the element 12 pinion in terms of the transmission of the driving force, etc. is Also possible that the ring 14 is excessively heated by the friction of rotation that lasts quite a long time, and this heat will damage the tool driving gear and the developer in the container 1, the supply of the developer.

In comparison, in the case of design-build in this embodiment, it is possible to reduce the amount of power required for the propulsion of the means of transmission of the drive device 10 receiving the developer. In addition, it is necessary to increase the strength and durability of components, for example, the first element 12 pinion, a gear transmission device 10 receiving the developer in excess of normal levels. Therefore this option may not reduce the cost for the device 10 receiving the developer, and can also prevent the transmission medium drive and developer from heat damage.

As described above, in this embodiment, the operation on the appropriate location of the container 1, the supply of the developer to complete the application process for the developer device 10 receiving the developer automated using a simple design and operation, i.e. the construction and operation, to the x driving force is applied to the vehicle drive transmission container (1) supply of the developer from the device 10 receiving the developer.

That is, the container 1 of the filing of the developer can be automatically rotated into its operating position using a simple design build, i.e. constructive drawing, in which instead of providing the combination of a drive motor and gear system, which is separate from the combination of a drive motor and a gear, which is designed for the propulsion of item 4 of transporting developer, you use the drive transmission. Therefore, the structural construction of this embodiment is superior not only in terms of convenience and ease of use of recording equipment, but also in terms of the process of the developer supply device 10 receiving the developer.

Therefore, it can prevent the formation of defective images such as an image, which is uneven density image, and the image is of sufficient density that can be attributed to the insufficient number of the developer, which is supplied with the device display.

In addition, the use of design-build in this embodiment can prevent problems that may arise in respect of constructive drawing, in which is used the pen tool is achi drive for automatic rotation of the container to supply the developer in its working position.

Means for retrieving container feeder developer

Will be described the operation of the hollow container 1, the supply of the developer, which is carried out for specific reasons, for example, for replacement of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

(1) First, the user must open the cover 15 (for replacement of the container 1, the supply of the developer).

(2) Next, the user must rotate the container 1, the supply of the developer from the working position to install and remove by turning the handle 2 in the direction opposite to the direction specified by the sign of the arrow B on Fig. While the handle 2 is rotated in the above direction, the container 1 of the supply of the developer is returned to the position of installation and removal, and the state of the container 1, the supply of the developer becomes shown in Fig(c).

At this stage, the shutter 11 of the device manifestations moved again, being pushed by the protrusion 1f sealing of the container 1, the supply of the developer, and the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is rotated, thereby being re-printed by the cover 3 of the container (Fig.9(b) - Fig(b)).

More specifically, the shutter 3 of the container faces a part of the stop (not shown) of device 10 receiving the developer, thereby being prevented from further rotation. Next, in this state, the container 1 of the filing of the developer during playback is moved further. As a result, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is re-sealed by the cover 3 of the container.

The rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, which is intended for closing the shutter 11 of the device manifestations, stops the above-mentioned part of the stop (not shown), which is the section of the guide part 1d of the shutter 3 of the container, while part of the focus is faced with a shutter 3 of the container.

In addition, the rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer causes the second gear 6 be split, with the element 12 pinion. Thus, to the time when the container 1, the supply of the developer is rotated back to the position of installation and removal, the second gear 6 is in the position in which it does not interfere with the element 12 pinion.

(3) finally, the user must remove the container 1, the supply of the developer, which is in the position of installation and removal of the device 10 receiving the developer from the device 10 receiving the developer.

After this, the user must place a brand new container (1) supply of the developer, prepared in advance, the device 10 receiving the developer. This operation is the installation of a completely new container (1) supply of the developer is the same as described above, the installation operation of container feeder developer".

The principle of rotation of the container under the Chi developer

Next, with reference to Fig will be described the principle of rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Fig - drawing for describing the principle of auto-rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, which is called the pulling power.

While the second gear 6 receives the driving force from the element 12 pinion, along with being in engagement with the element 12 pinion, part P of the shaft of the second gear 6 is subjected to torque force f, while the second gear 6 rotates. This torque force f acts on the body 1a of the container. If the torque force f is greater than the force F of the resistance to rotation (friction, which is exposed to the container 1, the supply of the developer, while the peripheral surface of the container 1, the supply of the developer slides over the device 10 receiving the developer)that the container 1 of the filing of the developer receives from the device 10 receiving the developer, the body 1a of the container is rotated.

Therefore, it is desirable that the rotary load to which the second gear 6 is exposed relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer, while the formation mechanism of torque compelled to act on the first gear 5, was made greater than the force F of the resistance to rotation that the container 1 of the filing of the developer receives from the device 10 receiving the developer.

On the other hand, preferably, h is ordinary after the influence of the formation mechanism of the torque is fixed, a rotary load of the second gear 6 relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer was not greater than the magnitude of the force F of the resistance to rotation that the container 1 of the filing of the developer receiving device 10 receiving the developer.

It is desirable that the above ratio between the two forces on the module was maintained over the duration between the time when the second gear 6 begins to come into engagement with the element 12 pinion, and the time when the shutter 11 of the device manifestations fully completes the sealing of the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer.

The value of the torque of the force f can be obtained by measuring the torque required to rotate (manually) item 12 pinion in the direction for opening the shutter 11 of the device manifestations, along with conservation element 12 pinion in mesh with the second gear 6, as will be described later. More specifically, shaft or the like attached to the shaft of rotation of the element 12 pinion, so that its axis of rotation coincides with the axis of rotation of the shaft of rotation of the element 12 pinion. The value of the torque of the force f can be obtained by measuring the torque required to rotate the shaft, using the mustache is the device of measurement of torque. Thus, the obtained value of torque is the magnitude of the rotary load obtained when the container 1 supply of developer toner.

The magnitude of the force F of the resistance to rotation can be obtained by measuring the magnitude of the turning load on the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container during rotation (manually) the body 1a of the container in the direction for opening the shutter 11 of the device manifestations, as will be described later. This sequence of operations of measuring the magnitude of the force F of the resistance to rotation must be performed by the rotation of the body 1a of the container within the period between the time when the second gear 6 begins to come into engagement with the element 12 pinion, and the time when the shutter 11 of the device manifestations fully closed. More specifically, the element 12 pinion is removed from device 10 receiving the developer, and the shaft or the like is attached to the body 1a of the container so that the axis of rotation of the shaft or the like is combined with the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container, and a shaft or the like is rotated with the body 1a of the container. Thus, the magnitude of the force F of the resistance to rotation can be obtained by measuring the torque required to rotate the shaft, using measuring devices Cruces the first time.

As a device for measuring torque used device for measuring the torque (BTG90CM)produced by TONICHI SEISAKUSHO Co., Ltd. In this regard, the magnitude of the force F of the resistance to rotation can be measured automatically using a device for measuring torque, collected from a rotating motor and a device converting torque.

Next, with reference to Fig will be described the principle diagram shown in Fig. In the drawing a, b, and c" denote the radii for the initial circles of element 12 pinion, the second pinion gear 6 and the first gear 5, respectively. "A, B, and C" denote the rotary load element 12 pinion, the second pinion gear 6 and the first gear 5 on their axes of rotation, respectively (A, B and C denote the centerline of these gears respectively, as shown in Fig). "E" indicates the force required for retraction of the container 1, the supply of the developer after the second gear 6 is engaged with the element 12 pinion, and "D" denotes a resisting torque on the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container.

For case 1a turned, f>F and F=D/(b+c), f=(c+2b)/(c+b)×E=(c+2b)/(c+b)×(C/c+B/b)

therefore, (c+2b)/(c+b)×(C/c+B/b)>D/(b+c), and (C/c+B/b)>D/(c+2b).

Therefore, in order to reliably generate traction force chief is the container 1, the supply of the developer, it is desirable to satisfy the formula mentioned above. In order formulas are met, you can increase C or B, or reduction D.

That is, if the first gear 5 and the second gear 6 are subjected to an increase in the amount of torque required for rotation, in addition to reducing the resistance to rotation of the housing 1a of the container body 1a of the container can be rotated.

In this embodiment, the purpose of increasing the torque, i.e. the torque required for rotation of the second gear 6, is achieved by increasing the torque value B, that is, the torque required to rotate the first gear 5, using the above described mechanism of the formation of torque. Torque B, that is, the torque required to rotate the first gear 5, is increased with use of the above described mechanism of the formation of torque, in the end, indirectly increase the torque, i.e. the torque required for rotation of the second gear 6.

Taking into account the fact that the container 1 the supply of the developer is rotated by generating traction force, the greater the amount of torque required to rotate the first gear 5, the better. However, increasing the magnitude of torque which, required to rotate the first gear 5, increases the amount of power consumed by the motor drive device 10 receiving the developer, and also requires each gear to be reinforced for strength and durability. In other words, the excessive torque required to rotate the first gear 5, makes an excessive amount of electricity consumed by the motor drive device 10 receiving the developer, and requires each gear to be overly enhanced strength and durability. In addition, the excessive torque required to rotate the first gear 5 is also desirable, taking into account the effect of heat, acting on the developer. Therefore, it is desirable that the ring 14 is tuned by the magnitude of the pressure that it creates, being compressible inner circular surface 9b of the locking element 9, in order to optimize the amount of torque required to rotate the first gear 5. Furthermore, the material for the ring 14 must be chosen carefully to optimize the torque required to rotate the first gear 5.

With regard to the resistance to rotation that the container 1 of the filing of the developer receiving device 10 receiving the developer (the friction between the peripheral surface is rnostly container 1 of the filing of the developer and the supporting surface of the container to supply the developer device 10 receiving the developer), it preferably should be as small as possible. In this embodiment, taking into account the problems described above, have been taken such measures as making the smallest part (peripheral surface) of the body 1a of the container, which will be in contact with the device 10 receiving the developer, and manufacturer as much as possible slippery sealing element placed on the periphery of the body 1a of the container.

Next will be specifically described by way of setting the value of the torque required for rotation of the second gear 6.

It is desirable that the value of the torque required for rotation of the second gear 6, wondered, taking into account the amount of power required by the application (on the peripheral surface of the container 1, the supply of the developer)to rotate the body 1a of the container, the diameter of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the amount of eccentricity and diameter of the second gear 6. There is the following relationship between the magnitude of the force F' of the resistance to rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, the diameter D' of the container feed of the developer, the magnitude of the eccentricity e (distance between the axis of rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the point at which the second gear 6 is supported with its shaft of rotation) and the diameter d' of the second gear 6:

The magnitude of the torque moment is a, required to rotate the second gear 6=F'×d'×D'/(2×(2e+d')).

Resistance F' rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer is influenced by the diameter of the container 1, the supply of the developer, the size of the sealing surface of the sealing element and the design of the sealing element. However, it is fair to assume that the average container of feed of the developer is approximately 30-200 mm in diameter. Accordingly, the resistance F' rotation is set at a value within the range of 1 N to 200 N. in Addition, taking into account the diameter of the container 1, the supply of the developer, the diameter d' and the magnitude of the eccentricity e of the second gear 6 should be in the range of 4-100 mm and the range of 4-100 mm, respectively. Needless to say that the optimal value should be chosen according to the size and specifications of the device forming the image. Thus, in the case of conventional container 1 of the filing of the developer the amount of torque required to rotate the second gear 6, is set within a range of 3.0×10-4N·m to 18.5 N·m, whereas MIN (minimum) and MAX (maximum) of the above-mentioned ranges.

For example, it is fair to assume that, if the container feed of the developer, such as described above, is 60 mm in diameter, the resistance F' rotation is not m Nisim than approximately 5 N, and not greater than 100 N, taking into account the non-uniformity in the design of the seals or the like.

Therefore, if the magnitude of the eccentricity and diameter of the second gear is 20 mm and 20 mm, respectively, in this embodiment, it is desirable that the amount of torque required to rotate the second gear 6, was set to not less than 0.05 N·m and not greater than 1 N·m, whereas the resistance F' rotation. In addition, taking into account various losses, the deviation of the measurement component, the margin of safety, etc. that will be described later, the upper limit is preferably approximately 0.5 N·m, whereas the strength of the formation mechanism of the torque of the container 1, the supply of the developer. That is, the amount of torque required to rotate the second gear 6, is set to not less than 0.1 N·m and not greater than 0.5 N·m

In this embodiment, the forming device of the image is constructed so that the rotary load for the second gear 6, which includes the amount (about 0.05 N·m) of torque required for mixing the developer in the container 1, the supply of the developer, is set to not less than 0,15 N·m and not greater than 0,34 N·m, taking into account the heterogeneity of the various components. However, led is in torque, required for stirring the developer, is influenced by the amount of the developer in the container 1, the supply of the developer and design tools for mixing the developer. Therefore, the rotary load for the second gear 6 must be set in anticipation of this change.

In addition, after the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer element 7 lock unlinked, and therefore the contribution of the formation mechanism of torque in a rotary load of the second gear 6 becomes zero. At this point, the amount of torque required to actuate the container 1, the supply of the developer equal to the amount of torque required for mixing the developer.

In this embodiment, after the disengagement of the locking mechanism of the rotary load of the second gear 6 is approximately 0.05 N·m, which is the same as the amount of torque required to rotate the conveying element 4 for mixing the developer.

Taking into account the value of the load, which is subjected to the container 1, the supply of the developer, and the amount of power consumption, the magnitude of this torque required for rotation of the second gear 6 after the release of the locking mechanism should be preferably as small as possible. Also what about the, provided that the device forming the image is constructed as in this embodiment, if the amount by which the formation mechanism of torque contributes to a rotary load of the second gear 6 is not less than 0.05 N·m after release of the locking mechanism of forming the torque generated heat, and as this heat is accumulated, it is possible that it will affect the developer in the container 1, the supply of the developer being conveyed to him.

Therefore, it is desirable that the device forming the image was designed so that the amount by which the formation mechanism of torque contributes to a rotary load of the second gear 6 after tripping means forming torque is not greater than 0.05 N·m

In addition, it is important to consider as one of the important factors in the direction of the force E, which is formed, while the second gear 6 receives a rotational force from the element 12 pinion.

With reference to Fig this factor will be described specifically. The value of f torque forces generated on the part of the shaft of the second gear 6, an equivalent component, the magnitude of the force F, which the second gear 6 receives from the element 12 pinion. Therefore, it is possible that the torque force f will not be formirovaniia due to the relative position between the second gear 6 and the element 12 pinion. In the case of the circuit shown in Fig, a straight line connecting the point C, or the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container (which in this embodiment coincides with the axis of rotation of the first gear 5), and point B, or the axis of rotation of the second gear 6, is a reference line. It is desirable that the device forming the image was designed so that the angle θ (the angle clockwise relative to the reference line (0°)between this reference line and a straight line connecting the point B and point A, or the axis of rotation of the element 12 pinion, was not less than 90° and not greater than 250°.

In particular, it is desirable that component of f (component generated at the point of contact between the second gear 6 and the element 12 pinion and parallel lines directed along the tangent to the body 1a of the container) force E generated by the engagement between the second gear 6 and the element 12 pinion, used effectively. Thus, the angle 9 is preferably set not less than 120° and not greater than 240°. In this regard, from the viewpoint of more efficient use of the component of the force f E, the angle 9 is preferably set close to 180°. In this scheme, it is 180°.

In this embodiment, each of the above gear was located, taking into account the above factors.

In reality and a certain amount of power is lost when the driving force is transmitted from one gear to another. However, this scheme has been described, neglecting these losses. So, needless to say that in reality, the container feeder developer and components that relate to it, shall be designed, taking into account these losses, so that the container feeder developer turned automatically and properly.

In the first embodiment described above, the first and second gears 5 and 6 are used as a means of transmission of torque forces. Therefore, the driving force can be reliably transmitted, despite the simplicity of the design of the transmission of the driving force.

The container 1 of the filing of the developer in this embodiment was tested on operating parameters replenishment, and no problems concerning the replenishment of the developer unit; imaging reliably supplied by the developer, and therefore invariably formed a satisfactory image.

The design of the pickup device developer need not be limited to the above. For example, the reception device developer can be designed so that it can be with the ability pickup installed in the device forming the image, that is, it can be constructed as a site of imaging. In quality the ve examples of node imaging can be listed process cartridge, containing technological means of formation of the image, such as a photosensitive element, charger, cleaner, etc., the developer cartridge containing the device manifestations, such as a developing roller.

In this embodiment, the body of the container supply developer is cylindrical. However, the hull shape of the container need not be limited to cylindrical. For example, the body of the container feed the developer may have such a shape as shown in Fig, in which the cross-section of the container shell looks as though a small segment was cut from the circle. In this case, the axis of rotation of the container to supply the developer coincides with the center of the arc cross-section near the orifice of the discharge of the developer, which is also approximately coincides with the axis of rotation of each of the above shutters.

The material for each of the above components, the method of forming each of the components, the shape of each component, etc. are not necessarily limited to the above. They are optional and can be modified within the scope in which it could be achieved the above results.

Option 2 implementation

Next will be described in option 2 implementation. This example is different from the version 1 implementation design the products funds transfer actuator for a container feeder developer. Other constructions of this embodiment are similar to those in the embodiment 1 of implementation, and therefore their detailed description is omitted.

As shown in Fig, in this embodiment, the forming device of the image is constructed so that four gear 5, 6a, 6b and 6c are used to transmit driving force to the conveying element 4.

The number of gears for transmitting the driving force to the first gear 5 is an odd number, and the rotation direction of the gears 6a, which is in engagement with the element 12 pinion is the same as the direction in which automatically turns the supply container 1 of the developer.

Even if the device forming the image is constructed as in this embodiment, the force that automatically turned the body 1a of the container through the gear 6a, while the driving force is applied to the element 12 pinion which is in mesh with the gear 6a may be formed as in the first embodiment.

The use of multiple gears for transmitting drive to the second gear 6 is the result of the increase in the cost. Thus, it is desirable that the gears 6a, 6b and 6c were made interchangeable.

From the point of view of preventing cost increase, the first variant of realization I had is preferred.

Option 3 implementation

Next will be described in option 3 implementation. This example is different from the version 1 implementation design tools the transmission actuator for a container feeder developer. Other constructions of this embodiment are similar to those in the embodiment 1 of implementation, and therefore their detailed description is omitted.

As shown in Fig, in this embodiment, the first friction wheel 5, the second friction wheel 6 and the third friction wheel is used as a means of transmission of the drive. Each friction wheel is formed from a substance which has a high friction, so that the friction wheel is sufficient friction its peripheral surface or the contact surface. The third friction wheel is part of the second friction wheel 6 and is coaxial with the second friction wheel 6. In addition, the element 12 pinion device receiving the developer is also the friction wheel.

Even in the case of construction, such as described above, the container of the supply of the developer can be rotated automatically, as in the first embodiment.

From the point of view of the proper transmission of the driving force, the design, such as in the first embodiment, which applies the vehicle transmission actuator, composed of the C components, containing the teeth, is preferred.

Option 4 implementation

Next will be described in option 4 implementation. This example is different from the version 1 implementation design tools the transmission actuator for a container feeder developer. Other constructions of this embodiment are similar to those in the embodiment 1 of implementation, and therefore their detailed description is omitted.

As shown in Fig, this option is different from the first variant implementation of that design in this embodiment is equipped with a large gear L, then there is an additional gear, as one of the elements of the transmission of the driving force, which engages with the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer.

Fig is a schematic view in section of part of the transmission of the driving force of the container feed of the developer, which shows how the gears are in engagement with each other to transmit the driving force. Although some of the gears on the drawing look as if they do not have the full circumference of the teeth, in fact they have a full circle of teeth.

Large gear L is not only the external teeth La, or the teeth on the outer side of the gear which is engaged with the element 12 pinion, but also internal sub the Lb, or teeth on the inner side of the gear, which engages with the second gear 6. She is rotatably attached to the body 1a of the container.

More specifically, the large gear L secure once attached to the first and second gears 5 and 6. In other words, it is attached to one of the end walls of the casing 1a of the container. In order to facilitate the understanding of how the driving force is transmitted, Fig was drawn to show the inside of the large gear L, showing the manner in which the gears are in engagement with each other, and the direction in which the rotating gear.

In this embodiment, due to the use of a large gear L container 1 of the filing of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer become United in the transfer of the driving force at the end of the insertion process (installation) of the container (1) submission of the developer in the device 10 receiving the developer.

So all you need to perform by the user at the completion of the insertion process (installation) of the container (1) supply of the developer is to close the lid for installation and removal of the container feed of the developer.

So while moving force is applied to the element 12 driving gear, a large gear L rotates in the opposite direction from the direction of the treatment element 12 pinion, therefore, the second gear 6 which is in mesh with the internal teeth of a large gear L, rotates in the same direction as the direction of rotation of the large gear L. Therefore, the container 1 of the supply of the developer is automatically rotated from the position of installation and removal in the operating position, on the basis of the same principle, as a principle, on the basis of which the container 1, the supply of the developer is automatically rotated in the first embodiment. As a result, the opening of the shutter 11 of the device manifestations and alignment between the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer and the hole 10b of the reception of the developer to happen in a coordinated fashion.

In addition, if you need to remove the container 1, the supply of the developer, all that is necessary is to bring to the element 12 pinion such a driving force in the opposite direction from the driving power supplied to the printing of the container 1, the supply of the developer. While the fed is such a driving force, the container 1 of the supply of the developer is automatically rotated from the operating position to the position of installation and removal, and because the process of closing the shutter 11 of the device manifestations and the process of closing the shutter 3 of the container are coordinated.

As will be obvious from the description of this variant implementation of the above design, the efficient construction of this embodiment is superior in convenience and ease of use.

Option 5 implementation

Next, with reference to Fig will be described container 1 supply of developer under option 5 implementation. The design of the container according to this variant implementation is fundamentally the same as such for the version 1 implementation, and therefore the description will be given concerning the design, is different from that for the version 1 implementation. The same reference numbers marked with the elements having the corresponding functions.

The container 1 of the filing of the developer in this embodiment is different formation mechanism for the torque from the container 1, the supply of the developer in the first embodiment.

More specifically, the first gear 5 is provided with a protrusion 5c as a means of deterrence means of rotary switch load), whereas the body 1a of the container is provided with a hole 1j as a means of deterrence means of rotary switch load). The protrusion 5c is located on the side of the first gear 5, which is in contact with the body 1a of the container and the hole 1j is on the side of the body 1a of the container, which is in contact with the first gear 5.

When the first gear 5 is attached to the body 1a of the container, the protrusion 5c must be inserted into the hole 1j to secure the first gear 5 in the housing 1a of the container.

Therefore, the first sister the I 5 secured against rotation relative to the body 1a of the container. In this embodiment, it is constructive building is used for automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

In addition, in the case of this structural construction of the driving force is continuously supplied to the element 12 pinion even after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Thus, the strength of the protrusion 5c is set such that the protrusion 5c will be broken driving force supplied to the element 12 pinion after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Thus, after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer protrusion 5c is broken, thereby providing the first gear 5 to rotate relative to the body 1a of the container.

In this regard, in this embodiment, the rotary load for the second gear 6 is set in 0.3 N·m, and the protrusion 5c is designed such that it is broken, while the amount of torque transmitted to the second gear 6, reaches 0.6 N·m

In the case of constructive drawing of this embodiment can be not only obtained the same results as obtained in the first embodiment, but are also unnecessary components, such as item 7 of the locking element 9 of the lock ring 14, which are used in what erom embodiment, giving the opportunity to reduce the cost of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

However, the structural construction of this embodiment is such that the rotary load to the first gear 5 is fixed in the breaking of the protrusion 5c of the first gear 5. It is therefore possible that after the protrusion 5c broken (separated from the container 1, the supply of the developer), he will fall into the device 10 receiving the developer. Therefore, constructive building in the first embodiment, which does not allow for such a possibility, is preferred.

In this regard, the mechanism that is used as the mechanism for the formation of torque, does not necessarily need to be limited by mechanism in previous versions of the implementation. For example, turning the load can be created by adjunction means of the driving gear (the first and second gears 5 and 6) to the body 1a of the container using a piece of masking tape, a small amount of glue, etc. In this case, while the magnitude of the load, which is subjected to the aforementioned piece of tape or a small amount of adhesive exceeds a preset value, after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, the tool driving gear (first and second gears 5 and 6) is released from the body 1a of the container, as in the previous variant of the implementation. In this regard, taking into account the reliability in the formation and elimination of the rotary load, constructive building in the first embodiment is preferred in relation to these modifications.

In addition, you may apply the mechanism of formation of torque, such as shown in Fig(a) and 25(b), which gradually reduces the deflection load transfer medium drive, while the driving power is supplied constantly.

More specifically, the formation mechanism of the torque supplied by the ring 14 as a means of containment that is placed in a compressed state between the peripheral surface 5a of the first gear 5 and one of the longitudinal end walls 1m body 1a of the container. In addition, the ring 14 is fixed to the peripheral surface 5a of the first gear 5. In this embodiment, the ring 14 is formed from a substance that is essentially stronger than the substance used as the material of the ring 14 in the first embodiment. Rotary load is formed by the friction that occurs while the longitudinal end wall 1m body 1a of the container and a compressed ring 14 slide over each other.

So until then, until the wear ring 14, the container 1 of the supply of the developer is automatically rotated, as in the first embodiment is carried out is I, while the driving force is applied to the element 12 pinion.

The ring 14 is designed so that, while it is constantly exposed to friction, it gradually weakens the elasticity. Thus, the driving force is continuously supplied to the element 12 pinion even after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer, the ring 14 is gradually attenuated in elasticity, thereby reducing the amount of turning of the load, which may cause during the earliest stage of the application process for the developer, which is performed after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

In this embodiment, the reduction of friction between the ring 14 and the counter-part is used to control the magnitude of the turning load. Therefore, constructive building in the first embodiment is preferred.

Option 6 implementation

Next, with reference to Fig will be described container 1 supply of developer under option 6 implementation. The design of the container according to this variant implementation is fundamentally the same as such for the version 1 implementation, and therefore the description will be given concerning the design, is different from that for the version 1 implementation. The same reference numbers marked elements, the region is giving relevant functions.

This implementation differs from the first variant of realization of the fact that in this embodiment, the first gear is fully locked relative to the body 1a of the container. In this embodiment, therefore, the second gear 6 is protected by the first gear 5 from rotation relative to the body 1a of the container.

More specifically, as shown in Fig(b), the first gear 5 is part of the locking element 9 as an element of deterrence and the lack of ring 14. In addition, the projection 10f trip to trip lockout tool is part of the device 10 receiving the developer.

In this embodiment, the second gear 6 receives the driving force from the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer, a force which acts in the direction for retracting the body 1a of the container, since the second gear 6 secured against rotation relative to the body 1a of the container, the locking element 7, as a means of deterrence, through the first gear 5. Thus, the body 1a of the container is automatically rotated, as in the first embodiment. As a result, at the same time as the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes attached to the hole 10b receiving the developer, part 7b of disengagement of the locking element 7 is in sapric Slovenia with the tab 10f the coupler device 10 receiving the developer and pushed in the direction the specified sign arrow B, the projection 10f trip. Therefore, the first gear 5 is released.

In this embodiment, the first gear 5 and the locking element 9 in the first embodiment, are parts of one whole, and the part 7b of the engagement of the locking element 7 is caught by the locking element 9. In principle, the point at which the means of transmission of the driving force is blocked, can be any point in the system mixing. For example, it may be blocked on one of the teeth of the first gear 5 or one of the teeth of the second gear 6.

In the first embodiment, the part that supplies the body 1a of the container torque force, while the body 1a of the container is drawn, is the shaft, whereby the second gear 6 is supported, as described previously. Thus, the greater the distance between this shaft and the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container, the easier it rotates the body 1a of the container and, accordingly, the smaller the value, which can be set rotary load for the second gear 6. In the case in which the first gear 5 is regulated by its rotation relative to the container 1, the supply of the developer, as in this embodiment, the greater the distance between the element for termination regulation of the first gear 5 and the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container, the m is nice load value, which is exposed to the element of deregulation, and therefore the less the force required for applying to the element of deregulation to stop regulation of the first gear 5.

In this embodiment, a component such as the ring 14 used in the first embodiment is unnecessary, allowing to reduce the cost of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

However, in this embodiment, it is possible that the temporal reference with which the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes attached to the hole 10b receiving the developer, deviates from the temporal reference, which sets the time of release, due to non-uniformity in the dimensions and arrangement of the various elements of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer. Therefore, constructive building in the first embodiment, which does not allow for the possibility of this problem, is preferred.

Option 7 implementation

Next, with reference to Fig will be described container 1 supply of developer under option 7 implementation. The design of the container in this variant implementation is fundamentally the same as such for the version 1 implementation, and therefore the description will be given concerning the design, the excellent from that of the embodiment 1 of implementation. The same reference numbers marked with the elements having the corresponding functions.

In this embodiment, the transmission medium of the drive is not equipped with a second and third gears; it only has first gear 5. In addition, the first gear 5 is part of the locking element 9, and there is no ring 14. The first gear 5 is completely blocked so that it cannot rotate relative to the body 1a of the container.

In this embodiment, the first gear 5 engages with the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer at the end of the installation process container 1 of the filing of the developer in the device 10 receiving the developer. At this time the driving force is applied to the element 12 pinion. While the driving force is supplied, the rotating force is formed on the body 1a of the container, as the first gear 5 is locked relative to the body 1a of the container by the tooth 7 of the lock as a deterrent.

Therefore, the body 1a of the container is automatically rotated, as in the first embodiment. As a result, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes aligned with the hole 10b of the reception of the developer, and at the same time part 7b of disengagement of the locking element 7 faces the protrusion 10a of the coupler device 10 receiving the developer, amimales pushed in the direction the specified sign arrow B. Therefore, the first gear 5 is unlocked from the casing 1a of the container.

In addition, in this embodiment, the first gear 5 and the locking element 9, which are used in the first embodiment, are combined in a single component, and the portion 7b of the locking element 7 lock is captured by this component, more precisely in paragraph (9) lock this component. However, in principle, the point at which the means of transmission of the driving force is blocked, can be any point in the mixing system. For example, it may be blocked on one of the teeth of the first gear 5.

In addition, although the means of transmission of the driving force remains blocked in this embodiment, the first gear 5 is controlled in its rotation relative to the body 1a of the container. This adjustment may be such that, if the amount of torque applied to the first gear 5 in the direction to rotate the first gear 5 relative to the body 1a of the container is greater than a certain value, the first gear 5 rotates relative to the body 1a of the container. For example, the first gear 5 can be attached to the body 1a of the container element, such as the ring 14 used in the first embodiment, is placed between the body 1a of the container and the first gear is 5.

In the first embodiment, a part that supplies the body 1a of the container torque force, while the container to supply the developer is drawn, as described above, is the shaft that supports the second gear 6, and the greater the distance between this shaft and the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container, the easier it is to turn the body 1a of the container, and therefore the less the magnitude of the swing of the load, which is required to obtain the second gear 6. However, in the case of building a constructive, such as in this embodiment, in which the second gear 6 is not represented, the greater the distance between the axis of rotation of the body 1a of the container and the element of control-rosregulirovanie for the regulation or deregulation of rotation of the first gear 5 relative to the body 1a of the container, the less load, which exposed part of the regulation-rosregulirovanie element regulation-rosregulirovanie, and therefore the less mechanical strength which is required on the part of the regulation-rosregulirovanie.

In this embodiment, all the sequences of operations to rotate the container 1, the supply of the developer after the installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer is performed automatically. Therefore this option is superior in terms of convenience and ease using the ia in relation to the first variant implementation. In addition, this implementation does not use the ring 14, giving the opportunity to reduce the cost of the container 1, the supply of the developer.

However, in this embodiment, it is possible that the temporal reference with which the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes attached to the hole 10b of the reception of the developer, will deviate from the temporal reference, which sets the time of release, due to non-uniformity in the dimensions and arrangement of the various elements of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer. Moreover, in this embodiment, when the container 1, the supply of the developer is inserted into the device 10 receiving the developer, the first gear 5 is in contact with the element 12 pinion with the direction parallel to the axial line of the two gears (first gear 5 and item 12 pinion). It is therefore possible that the misalignment of teeth between the two gears will impede the full implementation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Therefore, constructive building in the first embodiment, which does not allow for the possibility of this problem, is preferred.

In this embodiment, the first gear 5 is held completely blocked. However, the container 1 of the filing of the developer can be designed so that perva the gear 5 is rotated until while the torque force applied to the first gear is greater than the preset value. In this case, the locking element 7 down from item 9 of the locking protrusion of disengagement of the locking element 9, which rotates with the first gear 5 relative to the body 1 of the container after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Therefore, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is able to adequately communicate with the hole 10b of the reception of the developer.

Version 8 implementation

Next, with reference to Fig will be described container 1 supply of developer under option 8 implementation. The design of the container according to this variant implementation is fundamentally the same, such as in the embodiment 1 of implementation, and therefore the description will be given concerning the design, is different from that for the version 1 implementation. The same reference numbers marked with the elements having the corresponding functions.

In this embodiment, the transmission medium drive is composed of the first gear 5, the belt 16 of the transmission of the driving force and the two pulleys, whereby the hanging strap 16. As shown in Fig(b), also in this embodiment, the first gear 5 and the locking element 9 of the joint, and the ring 14 are not represented. The first gear 5 is completely blocked in relation to to the cusu 1a of the container part (9) of the lock, being secured against rotation relative to the body 1a of the container.

In this embodiment, in order to protect the belt 16 of the transmission of the driving force from rotation relative to the pulleys, the inner surface of the belt 16 of the transmission of the driving force and the peripheral surface of each pulley were performed vysokoreaktsionnye. In this regard, both the inner surface of the belt 16 of the transmission of the driving force and the peripheral surface of each pulley can be notched to provide a high level of assurance that the belt 16 and pulley does not slip relative to each other.

In this embodiment, the serrated portion of the belt 16 of the transmission of the driving force engages with the element 12 pinion device 10 receiving the developer at the end of operation in which the container 1, the supply of the developer is rotated by the user at a given angle after installation of the container 1, the supply of the developer in the device 10 receiving the developer. After this cover to install or remove the container 1, the supply of the developer is closed, and the driving force is applied to the element 12 pinion. While the driving force is applied to the element 12 pinion, torque force is generated in the container 1, the supply of the developer, as the first gear 5 is locked with respect to the body 1a of the container element 7 lock in the quality of the ve deterrent.

Therefore, the body 1a of the container is automatically rotated, as in the first embodiment. As a result, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes aligned with the hole 10b of the reception of the developer, and at the same time part 7b of disengagement of the locking element 7 facing the protrusion 10a of the coupler device 10 receiving the developer, thereby being pushed in the direction of the sign of the arrow B. Therefore, the first gear 5 is unlocked from the casing 1a of the container.

Constructive build in this embodiment, is predominant over the constructive composition used in the first embodiment, in that it gives greater latitude (position latitude when designing the means of transmission of the drive.

However, there is a possibility that the temporary binding, with which the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer becomes attached to the hole 10b of the reception of the developer, will deviate from the temporal reference, which sets the time of release, due to non-uniformity in the dimensions and arrangement of the various elements of the container 1, the supply of the developer and the device 10 receiving the developer. Therefore, constructive building in the first embodiment, which does not allow for the possibility of this problem, is preferred.

This is th first gear 5 is fully locked. However, the container 1 of the filing of the developer can be constructed so that the first gear 5 is supplied with a certain amount of turning of the load instead of being completely blocked. In this case, the locking element 7 is released from the element 9 of the locking protrusion of the release of the locking element 9, which rotates with the first gear 5 relative to the body 1 of the container after completion of the automatic rotation of the container 1, the supply of the developer. Therefore, the hole 1b of the discharge of the developer is able to adequately communicate with the hole 10b of the reception of the developer.

Version 9 implementation

With reference to Fig-31 will be described container 1 filing developer version 9 implementation.

The design of the container in this example is fundamentally the same as with embodiment 1 of implementation, and therefore the description will be given only in respect of design, different from the version 1 implementation. The same reference numbers are indicated by elements.

As shown in Fig, in this example, the vehicle transmission actuator for a container feeder developer contains a coupling element 300. The connecting element 300 is molded as a single part with a part of the shaft of the supply element.

In addition, the coupling element 300 screw part 301 (Fig) formed as derivadas the means (means of improving the turning load). Accordingly, for this purpose, the flange part 302 fixed to a longitudinal end of the body of the container, provided with a screw part 303 (Fig) as a means of deterrence means of improving the turning load). Screw part also function as switching means for switching the rotary load applied to the vehicle drive transmission.

During Assembly of the container 1, the supply of the developer they are clamped by a screw parts to prevent rotation of the coupling element 300 relative to the body of the container. Power clamping screw part is regulated, when they are going.

When the user sets the container 1, the supply of the developer, in which the connecting element 300 and the body of the container are pressed to each other, the device 10 receiving the developer, the connecting element 300 of the container 1, the supply of the developer is brought into engagement with the connecting element 304 of the device 10 receiving the developer.

The connecting element 304 pickup device of the developer, as shown in Fig, tightened the spring 305 toward the container to supply the developer. Therefore, when the phase of the coupling between the coupling elements are not aligned, the connecting element 304 pickup device developer is given (Fig (a)), and the connecting element 304 is rotated to ultimately, to establish the kinematic connection between them.

Replacement cap is closed by the user, and then torque the driving force is applied to the connecting element 304 of the device 10 receiving the developer, whereby the container 1, the supply of the developer is automatically rotated from the position of installation and removal in the direction of the working position of the feed). This is because the connecting element 300 of the container for the supply of the developer is pressed against the body of the container, a screw part, and the container feed of the developer and the connecting element 300 unified action, as described above. At this time, movement of the printing roller blind of the container and the roller blind device manifestations are in relationship with each other, and therefore the discharge hole of the developer and the opening reception of the developer contained in the message with each other.

Container feeder developer, is placed into position, like the version 1 implementation, is prevented from further rotation. In this state, the drive device 10 receiving the developer continues to be fed to the connecting element 304, clamp force between the screw part 301 of the connecting element 300 and a screw part 303 of the housing container is reduced and, sooner or later, starts relative rotation between the connecting Elementum and the container.

Therefore, like the version 1 implementation, the force required to rotate the coupling element 300 at a later stage, the supply of the developer, may also be reduced in this example.

Power clamp screw parts in this example is preferably large from the viewpoint of achieving the automatic rotation of the container feed of the developer. However, it is preferable that the pressing force of the screw parts were loosened as soon as automatically turning the container feed of the developer. Therefore, the power clamp screw parts is established, taking into account all these factors.

On the other hand, when the device imaging distinguishes that the remainder of the developer in the container supply of the developer is so small that the container must be replaced, the connecting element 304 pickup device of the developer supplied torque driving force in the direction opposite to that during the installation operation.

This rotates the connecting element 300 of the container for feeding the developer in a direction opposite to that during the operation of the installation (the feeding), sooner or later, the screw part 301 is introduced into the screw part 303 of the flange part 302, so that it is clamped. As a result, by rotating the driving force received by the connecting element 300 in clamping relation wines the new parts, container supply of the developer is automatically rotated from the operating position to the position of installation and removal.

Like the version 1 implementation, movement of the printing roller blind of the container and the roller blind device manifestations are in relation to each other, the discharge hole of the developer and the opening reception of the developer re-sealed.

At this time, the forming device, the image stops the supply of the drive coupling device receiving the developer, and displays a message prompting to replace the container to supply the developer on the LCD working part.

The user opens the cover of the replacements in response to the message, whereby the container used and the supply of the developer can be removed, and therefore can be installed in a new container feeder developer.

The design on this version is better than the design for option 1 : implement the fact that less work from the user. This example uses the force of the clamp screw parts, and, in view of compatibility, auto-rotate container feeder developer and the driving element of the supply, design for option 1 is more preferred.

In this example, the screw part provided on a part of the shaft (the part of the shaft ale the NTA submission, too coupling element 300, but above the screw part may be provided on part of the shaft at the other end remote from the coupling element 300 of the supply element. In this case, the flange portion attached to the other end of the container, provided with a screw part, similar to the above screw portion, respectively, a screw part provided on the other end of the supply element.

As described in the above embodiments 1-9 exercise, the body 1a of the container is automatically rotated using the drive transmission, however, the following is a possible alternative.

For example, there may be used a double cylindrical structure composed of the inner cylinder containing the developer, and the outer cylinder is rotated around the inner cylinder.

In this case, the inner cylinder provided with a hole for allowing discharge of the developer, and the outer cylinder is also provided with a hole (hole discharging of the developer) to allow discharge of the developer. Holes in the inner cylinder and outer cylinder are not communicated with each other before the container to supply the developer is selected, the external cylinder functions as described above, the shutter 3 of the container.

The hole of the outer cylinder sealed this is selecionou film, as explained above. The insulating film is removed by the user before the turn of the container feed the developer, after the container to supply the developer is installed in the reception device developer.

In order to prevent leakage of the developer between the inner cylinder and outer cylinder, an elastic sealing element is provided around the opening of the internal cylinder, and an elastic sealing element is compressed by the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder to a predetermined degree.

At this time, when such container supply of the developer is set in the reception device developer, the bore of the inner cylinder is located opposite the opening reception of the developer device receiving the developer, and, on the other hand, the hole of the outer cylinder is not positioned opposite the opening reception of the developer and, in fact, facing upward.

Like the above-described variants of the implementation of the container supply of the developer is set in the condition in which only the outer cylinder is rotated relative to the inner cylinder is locked to the reception device developer position.

As a result, in interrelation with the rotation of the container to supply the developer in the operating position (feeding position) operation is performed, the printing roller blind us what device manifestations, and, in addition, the hole of the outer cylinder is located opposite the opening reception of the developer, and therefore the bore of the inner cylinder, the bore of the outer cylinder and the hole receiving the developer, in the final analysis, are given in the message.

With regard to the withdrawal of container feeder developer, like the above-described variants of the external cylinder is rotated in the direction, this time opposite to that of the installation operation, through which the bore of the inner cylinder and the opening reception of the developer re-sealed interconnected way. The hole of the outer cylinder remains open, but the magnitude of the scattering of the developer is very small, after a moment during the recess of the container to supply the developer from the device when the bore of the inner cylinder resealed the outer cylinder, and after the opening of the outer cylinder is drawn up.

In the above examples of container feeder developer according to the present invention have been described using options 1-9 implementation, but the design options 1-9 implementation can properly be combined and replaced within the entity of the present invention.

Industrial applicability

According to the present invention can be improved in operating the possibilities of container feeder developer. Can be simplified design to improve the operational capabilities of the container to supply the developer.

1. Container feeder developer installed with the possibility of removal in the reception device developer, including the element of the actuator, these container supply of the developer is set in the reception device developer through the installation operations, which includes, at least, its rotation, and the said container to supply the developer contains
the body of the container having an inner space configured to contain the developer;
the rotary element unloading, located in the mentioned case of the container and configured to discharge the developer from the said body of the container when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer;
the transfer device and the drive gear with the drive element of, and is configured and positioned with the possibility of transmission of rotational power from the drive element of the said element unloading to rotate these elements unloading on the said container to supply the developer; and
the containment device configured and positioned to provide a restraining force, which is to weaken, to deter consider inogo rotation between the said container to supply the developer and the said transfer device and the actuator, to rotate the above-mentioned container to supply the developer in the direction of feed of the developer using the rotating force received the said transmission device of the drive.

2. Container feeder developer according to claim 1 in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of, these inputs to drive rotatably supported in position, the remote in the radial direction from the center of rotation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer.

3. Container feeder developer according to claim 1 in which the said containment device includes part of applying torque load, configured and positioned for applying torque load to said device driving gear on the said container to supply the developer.

4. Container feeder developer according to claim 3, additionally containing part of the attenuation is configured and positioned to weaken the restraining forces when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer.

5. Container feeder developer according to claim 4 in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element adoption drive, konfigurera the p and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of, and the item broadcast drive, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element making the actuator and the said element unloading, thus referred to a part of the attenuation provided on said element broadcast drive, and the aforementioned item broadcast actuator can rotate relative to the above-mentioned container supply of the developer, which is rotated in the feeding position of the developer deterrent for removing the torque load applied to said transfer device and the actuator mentioned part of applying torque load.

6. Container feeder developer according to claim 3 in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of and an element of translation of the actuator, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element making the actuator and the said element unloading, thus referred to a part of applying torque load applies a torque load to said element broadcast drive.

7. Container feeder developer according to claim 1 in which the said containment device includes a body lock, configured and positioned to blokirovki the mentioned transmission device of the drive.

8. Container feeder developer according to claim 7, in which, when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer, the lock mentioned transmission device actuator is released by the device exemption provided in the reception device developer.

9. Container feeder developer according to claim 7 in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of and an element of translation of the actuator, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the transmission device actuator and the said element unloading, thus referred to a part of the lock blocks mentioned item broadcast drive.

10. Container feeder developer according to claim 1, in which the reception device developer includes a mounting portion configured and positioned for removable installation of the above-mentioned container feeder developer and to allow rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer through its deterrent effect, while the torque load these devices and transfer drive in the state of deterrence mentioned device deterrence is greater than the forces of the resistance to rotation, taken from the installation part of the said container to supply the developer, and the torque load of the said device driving gear provided in which the holding force is weakened, is less than the resistance force to the rotation,

11. Container feeder developer according to claim 1, in which the torque load is mentioned transmission device actuator in a state in which relative rotation between the said container to supply the developer and the above-mentioned transmission device of the actuator is constrained by the said device deterrence, is not less than 0.05 N·m and not greater than 1.0 N·m torque load mentioned transmission device actuator in a state in which the holding force is reduced is less than 0.05 N·m

12. Container feeder developer according to claim 1, in which the reception device developer includes the opening reception of the developer and a shutter configured to open and close the opening reception of the developer, the container feeder developer additionally contains part of gearing, gear with a shutter, and this engagement moves the shutter from the closed position to the open position in conjunction with rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer by constraining the mud.

13. Container feeder developer at para.12, optionally containing a hole discharging of the developer provided in the periphery of the said body of the container, with the above-mentioned hole of the discharge of the developer is brought into communication with the opening reception of the developer in conjunction with the rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer.

14. Container feeder developer according to claim 1 in which the said device driving gear includes a gear portion, configured and positioned to enter into engagement with the serrated part of the drive.

15. Container feeder developer according to claim 1, in which the rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer through the power of deterrence is the rotation of the said body of the container.

16. Container feeder developer according to claim 2, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element broadcast drive, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element making the actuator and the said element unloading, these item broadcast actuator is coaxially rotatable with the said element unloading.

17. Container feeder developer according to claim 5, in which the said ale is NT translation of the actuator is a gear, and this weakening is a projecting part formed on the end surface of the above-mentioned gears, and having the opportunity of joining parts applying torque load to release the torque load applied to said transfer device and the drive.

18. Container feeder developer according to claim 6, in which the said element adoption drive is supported for rotation the said body of the container in position, the remote in the radial direction from the center of rotation of the said body of the container, with the above-mentioned item broadcast actuator rotatably supported on the said body of the container in position, similar to the center of rotation of the said body of the container, and is coaxially rotatable with said feed element.

19. Container feeder developer according to claim 7 in which the said part of the lock includes a slot in said housing container, and a protrusion provided in the above-mentioned transfer device and the actuator, and the said projection is inserted in said hole for connecting the said device driving gear and said housing container made of polymer material with the above-mentioned protrusion is destroyed under the action of the rotating force received from manuchim device drive transmission, when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer.

20. Container feeder developer according to claim 1 in which the said device drive transmission includes a first gear configured for making torque forces from the element of the actuator, and a second gear configured to transmit torque forces, adopted by the first mentioned gear, said element unloading.

21. The device forming the image, which includes the reception device developer container, and the supply of the developer to be installed with the possibility of removal in the reception device developer, and the said container supply of the developer is set in the above reception device developer through the installation operations, which includes, at least, its rotation, and the said reception device developer includes an element of the actuator, configured and positioned for applying torque forces, and the aforementioned container feeder developer includes a housing container having an inner space configured to contain a developer; a rotary element unloading, located in the mentioned case of the container and configured with the possibility of discharge of the developer from the said body of the container, when mentioned the th container of the supply of the developer is in the feeding position of the developer; the transfer device and the drive gear with the said element of the actuator and is configured and positioned with the possibility of transmission of rotational power from the mentioned element to drive said element unloading to rotate these elements unloading on the said container to supply the developer; the containment device configured and positioned to provide a restraining force, which is slackened to prevent relative rotation between the said container to supply the developer and the above-mentioned transmission device actuator to rotate the above-mentioned container to supply the developer in the direction of feed of the developer using the rotating force received the said transmission device of the drive.

22. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making torque forces from the mentioned element drive these inputs to drive rotatably supported in position, the remote in the radial direction from the center of rotation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer.

23. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the said device deterrence assortment of the company includes part of applying torque load, configured and positioned for applying torque load to said device driving gear on the said container to supply the developer.

24. The device forming the image according to item 23, further containing part of the attenuation is configured and positioned to weaken the restraining forces when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer.

25. The device forming the image at the point 24, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of and an element of translation of the actuator, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element making the actuator and the said element unloading, thus referred to a part of the attenuation provided on said element broadcast drive, and the aforementioned item broadcast actuator can rotate relative to the above-mentioned container supply of the developer, which is rotated in the feeding position of the developer deterrent for removing the torque load applied to said transfer device and the actuator mentioned part of applying torque load.

26. The forming device depicted is I on item 23, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of and an element of translation of the actuator, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element making the actuator and the said element unloading,
these part applying torque load applies a torque load to said element broadcast drive.

27. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the said containment device includes a body lock, configured and positioned to lock the said device drive transmission.

28. The device forming the image according to item 27, in which the reception device developer includes a device exemption, while when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer, the lock mentioned transmission device actuator is released by the device release.

29. The device forming the image according to item 27 in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making a torque force from the above-mentioned element of the actuator, and the item broadcast p is the water, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the transmission device actuator and the said element unloading,
in fact the part of the lock blocks mentioned item broadcast drive.

30. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the reception device developer includes a mounting portion configured and positioned for removable installation of the above-mentioned container feeder developer and to allow rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer through its deterrent effect, while the torque load these devices and transfer drive in the state of deterrence mentioned device deterrence is greater than the force of resistance to rotation is taken from the installation part of the said container to supply the developer, and the torque load of the said device driving gear provided in which the holding force is weakened, is less than the force of resistance to rotation.

31. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the torque load is mentioned transmission device actuator in a state in which relative rotation between the said container to supply the developer and the said device before the Chi actuator is constrained by the said device deterrence, is not less than 0.05 N·m and not greater than 1.0 N·m torque load mentioned transmission device actuator in a state in which the holding force is reduced is less than 0.05 N·m

32. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the reception device developer includes the opening reception of the developer and a shutter configured to open and close the opening reception of the developer, the container feeder developer includes part of gearing, gear with the said curtain, where this engagement moves the shutter from the closed position to the open position in conjunction with rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer through the restraining forces.

33. The device forming the image on p, in which the said container to supply the developer includes a discharge hole of the developer provided in the periphery of the said body of the container, with the above-mentioned hole of the discharge of the developer is brought into communication with the said opening reception of the developer in conjunction with the rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer.

34. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the mentioned device is about driving gear includes a gear portion, configured and positioned to enter into engagement with the serrated part of the drive.

35. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer through the power of deterrence is the rotation of the said body of the container.

36. The device forming the image according to article 22, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element broadcast drive, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element making the actuator and the said element unloading, these item broadcast actuator is coaxially rotatable with the said element unloading.

37. The device forming the image on A.25, in which the said element broadcast of the actuator is a gear, and this weakening is a projecting part formed on the end surface of the above-mentioned gears, and having the opportunity of joining parts applying torque load to release the torque load applied to said transfer device and the drive.

38. The device forming the image on p, in which the said element adoption drive is supported rotatably upon the wrapped body of the container in position, the remote in the radial direction from the center of rotation of the said body of the container, with the above-mentioned item broadcast actuator rotatably supported on the said body of the container in position, similar to the center of rotation of the above-mentioned container to supply the developer, and is coaxially rotatable with the said element unloading.

39. The device forming the image according to item 27 in which the said part of the lock includes
the hole made in the above-mentioned case of the container;
a protrusion provided in the above-mentioned transfer device and the actuator, and the said projection is inserted in said hole for connecting the said device driving gear and the said body of the container and made of a polymeric material;
these ledge is destroyed under the action of torque forces, accepted the said device driving gear when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer.

40. The device forming the image according to item 21, in which the said device drive transmission includes a first gear configured for making torque forces from the element of the actuator, and a second gear configured to transmit torque forces, adopted by the first mentioned gear, the aforementioned element unloading.

41. Container feeder developer installed with the possibility of removal in the reception device developer, including the element of the actuator, these container supply of the developer is set in the reception device developer through the installation operations, which includes, at least, its rotation, and the said container to supply the developer contains
the body of the container having an inner space configured to contain the developer, and a slot in its peripheral portion and configured to allow discharge of the developer mentioned in the body of the container;
rotary feed element located in said housing container and configured to feed the developer in said housing container toward said opening when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer by the rotation of the said container shell;
the transfer device and the drive gear with the drive element of, and is configured and positioned with the possibility of transmission of rotational power from the drive element of the said feed element to rotate mentioned pickup element relative to the said container shell; and
the containment device, the RMSE is figurirovanii and positioned to provide a restraining force, which is slackened to prevent relative rotation between the housing container and the said transfer device and the actuator, for rotating the said body of the container in direction of supply of the developer by using the rotating force received the said transmission device of the drive.

42. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of, these inputs to drive rotatably supported in position, the remote in the radial direction from the center of rotation of the said body of the container.

43. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the said containment device includes part of applying torque load, configured and positioned for applying torque load to said device driving gear on the said body of the container.

44. Container feeder developer on p.43, optionally containing part of the attenuation is configured and positioned to weaken the restraining forces when the said body of the container is in the feeding position of the developer.

45. Container manifest filing is the appropriate fields on item 44, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of and an element of translation of the actuator, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element of the adoption drive and said feeding member, the said portion of the easing is provided with said element broadcast drive, and the aforementioned item broadcast actuator can rotate relative to the said body of the container, which is rotated in the feeding position of the developer deterrent for removing the torque load applied to said transfer device and the actuator mentioned part of applying torque load.

46. Container feeder developer on p.43, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of and an element of translation of the actuator, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element of the adoption drive and said feeding member, the said part of applying torque load applies a torque load to said element broadcast drive.

p> 47. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the said containment device includes a body lock, configured and positioned to lock the said device drive transmission.

48. Container feeder developer on p, in which, when the said body of the container is in the feeding position of the developer, the lock mentioned transmission device actuator is released by the device exemption provided in the reception device developer.

49. Container feeder developer on p, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element of acceptance of the actuator, configured and positioned for making the rotating force from the drive element of and an element of translation of the actuator, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the transmission device actuator and said feeding member, the said part of the lock blocks mentioned item broadcast drive.

50. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the reception device developer includes a mounting portion configured and positioned for removable installation of the above-mentioned container feeder developer and to allow rotation of the said body of the container toward the feeding position about the Vittel through its deterrent effect, when this torque load these devices and transfer drive in the state of deterrence mentioned device deterrence is greater than the force of resistance to rotation is taken from the installation part of the said body of the container, and rotating the load referred to the device driving gear provided in which the holding force is weakened, is less than the resistance force to the rotation.

51. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the torque load is mentioned transmission device actuator in a state in which relative rotation between the housing container and the said transfer device and the actuator is constrained by the said device deterrence, is not less than 0.05 N·m and not greater than 1.0 N·m torque load mentioned transmission device actuator in a state in which the holding force is reduced is less than 0.05 N·m

52. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the reception device developer includes the opening reception of the developer and a shutter configured to open and close the opening reception of the developer, these container feeder developer includes part of gearing, gear with a shutter, and this engagement moves the shutter from the closed position the Oia in open position in interrelation with the rotation of the said body of the container toward the feeding position of the developer through the restraining forces.

53. Container feeder developer at paragraph 52, optionally containing a hole discharging of the developer provided in the periphery of the said body of the container, with the above-mentioned hole of the discharge of the developer is brought into communication with the opening reception of the developer in conjunction with the rotation of the said body of the container toward the feeding position of the developer.

54. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the said device driving gear includes a gear portion, configured and positioned to enter into engagement with the serrated part of the drive.

55. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the rotation of the above-mentioned container feed the developer toward the feeding position of the developer through the power of deterrence is the rotation of the said body of the container.

56. The container feed the developer in § 42, in which the said transfer device and the actuator includes an element broadcast drive, configured and positioned for broadcast transmission of drive between the said element of the adoption drive and said feeding member, the said element broadcast actuator is coaxially rotatable with said feed element.

57. The container feed the developer in § 45, in which the said element Tran the ablation actuator is a gear, and this weakening is a projecting part formed on the end surface of the above-mentioned gears, and having the opportunity of joining parts applying torque load to release the torque load applied to said transfer device and the drive.

58. Container feeder developer on p.46, in which the said element adoption drive is supported for rotation the said body of the container in position, the remote in the radial direction from the center of rotation of the said body of the container, with the above-mentioned item broadcast actuator rotatably supported on the said body of the container in position, similar to the center of rotation of the said body of the container, and is coaxially rotatable with said feed element.

59. Container feeder developer on p, in which the said part of the lock includes a slot in said housing container, and a protrusion provided in the above-mentioned transfer device and the actuator, and the said projection is inserted in said hole for connecting the said device driving gear and said housing container made of polymer material with the above-mentioned protrusion is destroyed under the action of torque power, accept the aforementioned transmission device drive when the said container to supply the developer is in the feeding position of the developer.

60. Container feeder developer at paragraph 41, in which the said device drive transmission includes a first gear configured for making torque forces from the element of the actuator, and a second gear configured to transmit torque forces, adopted by the first mentioned gear, said element unloading.



 

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SUBSTANCE: invention discloses a toner cartridge, a developing device and an image forming apparatus, where a memory device is provided in the cartridge such that it can be accessed through the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a developing device which is detachably attached to the housing of the image forming apparatus, and a toner cartridge detachably fitted in a developer cartridge, which comprises a memory device accessible from the surface of the toner cartridge open to the outside of the developer cartridge when the toner cartridge is fitted in the developer cartridge.

EFFECT: easy use and low operational costs.

26 cl, 4 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: container for feeding developer can be detachably fit into a device for receiving developer. The container has actuation apparatus and apparatus for applying a displacement force, where the container for feeding developer is installed via an installation operation involving at least its turning in the direction of installation. The container for feeding developer includes: a rotating unloading element for unloading developer from said container for feeding developer; apparatus for transmitting actuating force from the actuating apparatus to the said unloading element; movable retaining apparatus which can move between the working position, in which relative turning of the apparatus for transmitting actuating force relative the container for feeding developer is retained in order to turn the container for feeding developer in the direction of installation using the actuation force obtained from the actuating apparatus, and the non-working position; and apparatus for receiving the displacement force, designed to receive from the apparatus for applying the displacement force, a force for displacement of the retaining apparatus from the non-working position to the working position.

EFFECT: design of a container for feeding developer in which the force value is significantly reduced.

32 cl, 27 dwg

FIELD: instrument making.

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EFFECT: measurement of amount of applied toner in wide range from range of low densities to range of high densities, reduced dimensions of device.

16 cl, 27 dwg

FIELD: physics.

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EFFECT: design of a container for feeding developer, in which the characteristic for output of the developer is high, while preventing rotation of the container for feeding the developer in the direction which is opposite the given direction, and while reducing scattering of the developer.

38 cl, 34 dwg

FIELD: physics.

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EFFECT: development cartridge that may be used in diverse imagers.

6 cl, 6 dwg

FIELD: physics.

SUBSTANCE: developing device used with an image forming device has a cartridge for the developing agent having an outlet opening for releasing the developing agent; a developing cartridge in which the cartridge for the developing agent is detachably fitted and in which there is an inlet opening for the developing agent from the outlet opening of the cartridge for the developing agent; and a connecting element which connects the outlet opening of the cartridge for the developing agent and the inlet opening of the developing cartridge so that the developing agent is fed from the cartridge for the developing agent into the developing cartridge, wherein owing to design of the cartridge for the developing agent, the developing cartridge and the connecting element, flow of the developing agent from the cartridge for the developing agent into the developing cartridge is controlled based on pressure of the developing agent in the developing cartridge.

EFFECT: design of a developing cartridge with a detachable cartridge for developing agent, which enables filling the developing agent by only replacing the detachable cartridge for developing agent, control of flow of the developing agent from the detachable cartridge for the developing agent into the developing cartridge.

35 cl, 15 dwg

FIELD: machine building.

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

33 cl, 33 dwg

FIELD: physics.

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27 cl, 8 dwg, 1 tbl

FIELD: physics, photography.

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EFFECT: possibility of filling high-quality developer.

22 cl, 7 dwg

FIELD: physics.

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24 cl, 5 dwg

FIELD: engineering of image forming devices.

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4 cl, 38 dwg

FIELD: physics.

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31 cl, 32 dwg

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30 cl, 18 dwg

FIELD: mechanics.

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5 cl, 6 dwg

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EFFECT: more accurate toner concentration detection.

13 cl, 48 dwg

FIELD: printing industry.

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74 cl, 25 dwg

FIELD: physics.

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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.

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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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