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Title: Image forming apparatus

In an image forming apparatus having a detachable process cartridge in which an image carrier on which an electrostatic latent image is formed, and a developing unit which develops the electrostatic latent image so that a toner image can be formed, both integrally formed into one unit. There is provided a developer container including a discharge section which can be inserted into a supply opening of the developing unit, and a container in which a predetermined amount of developer is contained, wherein the developer container is provided to the toner supply opening of the developing unit and the developer is supplied into the developing unit housing when a toner stirring screw of the developing unit is rotated.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Hachioji, JP)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870306
Assignee:
Konica Corporation (JP) NETL
Patent Number(s):
US 5493366
Contract Number:
FC21-87MC23277
Research Org:
Texaco Inc. (White Plains, NY)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
image; forming; apparatus; detachable; process; cartridge; carrier; electrostatic; latent; formed; developing; unit; develops; toner; integrally; provided; developer; container; including; discharge; section; inserted; supply; predetermined; amount; contained; supplied; housing; stirring; screw; rotated; forming apparatus; integrally formed; predetermined amount; image forming; electrostatic latent; latent image; container including; /399/

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