Canon Inc

U.S. Patent No. 9,753,402


This preliminary prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 9,753,402 (‘402 Patent), titled “Developer supply container and developer supplying system”, from assignee Canon Inc, published on 5 September 2017.

The patent discloses a developer supply container comprising an accommodating body, a surface inside the body configured to move the developer, a discharging body in fluid communication with the accommodating body including a discharge opening through which the developer can be discharged, a rotating gear, a pump having variable volume configured and positioned to force the developer out of the discharging body through the opening when the volume is reduced, and a cam projection and cam groove operatively connected to the gear and pump that converts the rotational force received by the gear to a force for changing the volume of the pump.

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