Toner cartridge having shutter opened and closed in accordance with pivoting of toner cartridge casing

  • US 10,838,320 B2
  • Filed: 01/06/2020
  • Issued: 11/17/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A toner cartridge comprising:

  • a casing extending in a predetermined direction and storing toner therein, the casing having a first opening allowing the toner to flow out of the casing, the first opening being located at one end portion of the casing in the predetermined direction; and

    a shutter located at the one end portion of the casing and having a second opening,wherein when the toner cartridge is mounted on a developing unit, the casing is pivotable relative to the developing unit between a first position and a second position that are defined relative to the developing unit,when the casing is at the first position, the shutter closes the first opening, andwhen the casing is at the second position, at least a portion of the second opening overlaps at least a portion of the first opening.

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