Developer supply container and developer supplying system

  • US 9,753,402 B2
  • Filed: 12/29/2015
  • Issued: 09/05/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/30/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A developer supply container comprising:

  • a developer accommodating body configured to contain developer, wherein a surface is provided inside of the developer accommodating body, with the surface being configured to move the developer;

    a developer discharging body in fluid communication with the developer accommodating body such that the developer can flow from the developer accommodating body to the developer discharging body, the developer discharging body including a discharge opening through which the developer can be discharged from the developer discharging body;

    a gear configured and positioned to receive a rotational force;

    a pump having a variable volume, the pump being configured and positioned to force developer out of the developer discharging body through the discharge opening when the volume of the pump is reduced; and

    a cam projection and a cam groove operatively connected to the gear and the pump, the cam projection and the cam groove being configured and positioned to convert the rotational force received by the gear to a force for changing the volume of the pump.

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