Method and apparatus for controlling a toner supply

Method and apparatus for controlling a toner supply

  • CN 101,030,060 B
  • Filed: 11/17/2006
  • Issued: 11/28/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. method of controlling developer feeding, this method comprises:

  • Sensing is included in the amount of the developer in the developing apparatus;

    Confirm whether the amount that senses is equal to or less than predetermined threshold value;

    When the amount of confirming to sense was equal to or less than this threshold value, supply developer was also proceeded sensing;

    AndWhen the amount of confirming to sense during greater than this threshold value, stop the supply of developer, and a mark is included in the developer in the developing apparatus with indication amount is set greater than this predetermined threshold value,Wherein, during warm-up operation, carry out this sensing, confirm, supply and stop, andWherein, this supply comprises;

    When the amount of confirming to sense is equal to or less than said threshold value, confirm whether the preheating deadline is over and done with;

    When definite preheating deadline is over and done with, stops the supply of developer, and this mark is set is equal to or less than this predetermined threshold value with the amount that indication is included in the developer in the developing apparatus;

    AndAlso do not have past tense when definite preheating deadline, supply developer is also proceeded sensing.

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