Developer replenishing device and developer container for use therewith

  • US 5,455,662 A
  • Filed: 12/28/1993
  • Issued: 10/03/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A developer container for use with a developer replenishing device having holding means for holding said developer container to allow a developer to be discharged from said developer container into said developer replenishing device, and driving means for causing said developer container held by said holding means to rotate about an axis of said developer container, said developer container having a hollow cylindrical main body comprising:

  • a shoulder portion forming a circumferential wall adjacent one end of said body;

    a mouth portion on said one end, said mouth portion being smaller in diameter than said shoulder portion; and

    ,a guide means provided on said shoulder portion for guiding said developer stored in said developer container to said mouth portion as said main body is rotated.

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