Developer supply container and developer supplying system

  • US 10,209,667 B2
  • Filed: 12/08/2017
  • Issued: 02/19/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A developer supply container comprising:

  • a developer accommodating body configured to contain developer, the developer accommodating body being rotatable about a rotational axis, and the developer accommodating body being provided with a gear portion provided about the rotational axis;

    a developer discharging body in fluid communication with the developer accommodating body, the developer discharging body having a discharge opening that is provided in a bottom portion of the developer discharging body, with the discharge opening being configured to permit discharge of the developer from the developer discharging body, and with the developer accommodating body being rotatable relative to the developer discharging body; and

    a track provided at each of opposite sides of the developer discharging body and extending below a horizontal plane that includes the rotational axis, each track (i) projecting from a surface, (ii) including a first part that extends from a first end portion to a second end portion, with the second end portion being closer to the gear portion than the first end portion, and with the first part ascending such that the second end portion is closer to the horizontal plane than the first end portion, and (iii) including a second part extending from the second end portion of the first part such that a plane perpendicular to the rotational axis and passing through the second part crosses the discharge opening, with a portion of the surface extending from the first end portion in a direction away from the gear portion.

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