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Toner supply container and stirring rotation member

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #6788912.

A developer supply container for supplying a developer into an image forming apparatus includes a developer container for accommodating a developer; a stirring member for stirring the developer in the developer container; wherein the stirring member includes a flexible member, a supporting portion for supporting the flexible member, a rotation shaft, and a plurality of connecting portions for connecting the rotation shaft and the supporting portion; wherein the supporting portion has a contact portion which is contacted to the flexible member when the flexible member flexes during its stirring operation and a non-contact portion which does not contact to the flexible member when the flexible member flexes during it stirring operation, between the connecting portions, the non-contact portion being adjacent the contact portion with respect to a direction of an axis of the rotational shaft.

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