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Title:
CLEANING UNIT, DEVELOPMENT DEVICE STORAGE DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS
Document Type and Number:
Japanese Patent JP2016066010
Kind Code:
A
Abstract:
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a cleaning unit capable of scraping off a developer attached onto a surface of a waste toner discharge part of a detachable development device, and thereby cleaning the development device.SOLUTION: A cleaning unit of the present invention comprises: at least one cleaning part that cleans a waste developer discharge part of a development device for discharging a waste developer after development when the development device is detached. A development device storage device of the present invention stores at least one detachable development device that comprises the waste developer discharge part having a discharge port that can be opened/closed interlocking with the attachment/detachment of the development device. The development device storage device comprises at least one attachment/detachment mechanism part that attaches/detaches each development device thereto/therefrom, at least one discharge port opening/closing mechanism part that opens/closes the discharge port of the waste developer discharge part, interlocking with the attachment/detachment of each development device by the attachment/detachment mechanism part, and at least one cleaning unit of a first aspect of the present invention.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 1

Inventors:
KAWADA MITSUHIRO
Application Number:
JP2014195671A
Publication Date:
April 28, 2016
Filing Date:
September 25, 2014
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Assignee:
OKI DATA KK
International Classes:
G03G15/08
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
吉田 倫太郎
若林 裕介
工藤 宣幸