Photosensitive process cartridge with driving force receiver

  • US 9,599,949 B2
  • Filed: 09/02/2016
  • Issued: 03/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/28/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A process cartridge comprising:

  • a process cartridge housing;

    a photosensitive member disposed inside the process cartridge housing;

    a driving force receiver engaged to a first flange on a first end of the photosensitive member and adapted to move in an axial direction along a center axis of the photosensitive member; and

    a force receiving member,wherein the movement of the driving force receiver in the axial direction is at least partially controlled by the movement of a force receiving member, andwherein said driving force receiver includes an engaged portion for receiving the driving force, wherein said driving force receiver is configured to extend or retract along the center axis of the photosensitive member, and wherein said engaged portion is not disposed within said flange when said driving force receiver extends or retracts along said flange.

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