Developer supply container and developer supplying system

  • US 10,289,060 B2
  • Filed: 12/08/2017
  • Issued: 05/14/2019
  • 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;

    a developer discharging body in fluid communication with the developer accommodating body, the developer discharging body having a discharge opening provided in a bottom portion of the developer discharging body, with the discharge opening being configured to discharge 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, each track being provided below a plane that includes the rotational axis and divides the developer supply container into a lower section that includes the discharge opening and an upper section, each track extending from a first position to a second position, with the second position being closer to the plane than the first position and such that a plane perpendicular to the rotational axis and passing through the track passes through the discharge opening, and each track projecting from a surface, with a portion of the surface extending from the first position in a direction of the rotational axis and away from the second position.

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