US Patent No. 9,354,554

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING TONER COLLECTION


Patent No. 9,354,554
Issue Date May 31, 2016
Title Image Forming Apparatus Having Toner Collection
Inventorship Yushi Sadamitsu, Kashiwa (JP)
Yutaka Koga, Kashiwa (JP)
Assignee CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,354,554

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a first feeding path configured to feed toner collected from an image forming station;
a collection container detachably mountable to said image forming apparatus and configured to accommodate the collected toner
fed through said first feeding path; and

a shutter unit including a second feeding path movably connected with said first feeding path and capable of connecting with
said collection container, and a shutter configured to open and close a connecting portion between said second feeding path
and said collection container by sliding in a direction crossing with said second feeding path in response to mounting and
demounting of said collection container.