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Sheet feeding device and image forming apparatus employing the same

A sheet feeding device has a sheet feed tray, a metallic pressure plate configured to support the plurality of sheets, the sheet feed tray being rockable about a rocking fulcrum between a descending position and an ascending position, a sheet feed roller configured to convey sheets supported by the pressure plate in a sheet conveying direction one by one, and an elastic member made of metal and arranged on the sheet feed tray, the elastic member engaging with the pressure plate and being electrically connected to the pressure plate, the elastic member contacting metal arranged outside the sheet feed tray to ground the pressure plate. The pressure plate has an engaging part configured to engage with the elastic member, the engaging part displacing in a direction where a contact pressure with respect to the elastic member increases when the pressure plate displaced from the descending position to the ascending position.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Communication method and storage medium storing communication program

A communication method includes: executing a first conference process for performing a teleconference; connecting first and second clients with the first conference process; after connecting the clients with the first conference process, performing the teleconference between the clients through the first conference process, based on first information; after connecting the clients with the first conference process, transmitting an addition request for activating a second conference process from the first conference process to a server; in response to receiving the addition request, activating the second conference process; synchronizing first and second information; after synchronizing, transmitting a switching instruction from the first conference process to the second client; in response to receiving the switching instruction, connecting the second client with the second conference process; and after connecting the second client with the second conference process, performing the teleconference by the second client through the second conference process, based on the second information.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Charger and charge control method

A charger mounting a rechargeable battery includes a switcher configured to switch transmission status of an electric power through cables connected to an upstream port and/or downstream port, and a discharger configured to consume the electric power by discharging. The controller is configured to control, depending on charged quantity of the rechargeable battery and request information requesting for feed/reception of the electric power, the switcher and the discharger to execute one of: at least one of charging the rechargeable battery with the electric power received from one of the power source, the upstream charger and the downstream charger through the cable, and consuming the electric power as received by the discharger; and at least one of transmitting the electric power of the rechargeable battery to one of the upstream charger and the downstream charger through the cable, and consuming the electric power of the rechargeable battery by the discharger.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Printer

The disclosure discloses a printer including a memory storing computer-executable instructions. When the instruction is executed by a processor, a printer perform a read process and a printed matter production process. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Tape cassette and printing apparatus

A printing apparatus to print a character in conjunction with a tape cassette is provided. The tape cassette includes a tape and a first memory device to store character data. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Terminal device and communication system

A terminal device includes a controller configured to: transmit, to a device management server, an account information item having been registered in the device management server; receive, from the device management server, a target identification information item being for identifying a target device having been provisionally registered in association with the account information item, being unique identification information and being different from an ip address of the target device, and being assigned to the target device in advance before the target device is connected to a lan where the terminal device is connected; specify the target device identified by the target identification information item from one or more devices connected to the lan; and execute a formal registration process for formally registering the specified target device associated with the account information item in the device management server.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Sewing machine

A sewing machine includes a thread tension mechanism, a thread feed sensor, a sewing portion, a processor, and a memory. By executing instructions stored in the memory, the processor causes a first tension to act on an upper thread by the thread tension mechanism to be in a first state, in a state in which a sewing is stopped. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Sheet conveyor and image forming apparatus

In a sheet conveyor, a stopper piece of a sheet stopper temporarily stops a sheet supported on a sheet tray, and a pickup roller conveys the sheet from the sheet tray in a sheet conveying direction. A first sheet sensor disposed upstream of a registration roller and downstream of the stopper piece in the sheet conveying direction detects a leading edge of the sheet, and a second sheet sensor disposed downstream of the registration roller detects the leading edge of the sheet. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus including: a sheet feeding tray configured to support a sheet; and an apparatus main body configured to support the sheet feeding tray so as to be moveable in a direction parallel with a sheet feeding direction, the apparatus main body including a chute configured to guide the sheet that is fed from the sheet feeding tray, wherein the sheet feeding tray includes a guiding member configured to be displaced between an engaging position at which the guiding member engages with the chute and restrains movement of the sheet feeding tray and a separation position at which the guiding member separates from the chute and permits movement of the sheet feeding tray, and wherein the guiding member is configured to guide the sheet that is fed from the sheet feeding tray toward the chute when the guiding member is located at the engaging position.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Sheet-feeding device including second feeding roller for feeding sheets in addition to first feeding roller

A sheet-feeding device includes: a first feeding roller configured to contact a sheet accommodated in a sheet-accommodation portion to feed the sheet; a second feeding roller movable between a non-feeding position and a feeding position; a driving source configured to generate a rotational driving force to the first feeding roller; a transmission portion configured to transmit the rotational driving force to the second feeding roller; a first sensor; a second sensor; and a roller actuating portion. The roller actuating portion is configured to: move the second feeding roller from the non-feeding position to the feeding position in a case where the second detector detects rotation of the first feeding roller is stopped during a sheet-feeding operation; and move the second feeding roller from the feeding position to the non-feeding position in a case where the first sensor detects the sheet-feeding operation is completed for the sheet.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Ink-jet printer

There is provided an ink-jet printer which includes a head, a carriage, an encoder having a scale and a sensor, a memory, and a controller. The controller executes judging whether or not a recording medium is positioned at an area that can face the carriage, and detecting an abnormal position, and printing an image on a recording medium, and comparing a velocity parameter value acquired and a first threshold value, when the carriage is at a position other than the abnormal position, and comparing the velocity parameter value acquired and a second threshold value corresponding to a velocity slower than the first threshold value, when the carriage is at the abnormal position.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Liquid cartridge having air communication pipe and liquid-consuming device using the same

A liquid cartridge includes a cartridge body including: a liquid storage chamber, a liquid supply portion providing a liquid supply hole supplying the liquid in the liquid storage chamber to an outside, an air communication passage communicating liquid storage chamber with an atmosphere, a front wall, a rear wall spaced apart from the front wall, a lower wall connecting a lower end of the front wall and a lower end of the rear wall, and an upper wall extending between the front wall and the rear wall. The air communication passage includes an air communication pipe having one open end positioned downward relative to a highest liquid level and upward relative to an up-down center portion of the liquid storage chamber. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Liquid cartridge capable of reducing leakage of liquid from liquid storage chamber

A liquid cartridge includes: a cartridge casing having a liquid storage chamber; a first wall; a second wall; and an air communication passage. The first wall is positioned upward relative to the liquid storage chamber. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Liquid discharge apparatus

A liquid discharge apparatus includes a controller configured to: control a head to discharge liquid in accordance with a discharge instruction; update a first count value to a value corresponding to an amount of liquid instructed to be discharged by the discharge instruction after a cartridge is mounted to a cartridge holder in a direction of approximating to a threshold value a; receive a first signal from a sensor; receive a second signal from the sensor; and when the first count value upon the receiving of the second signal reaches a threshold value α, operate a notification device in response to an updated first count value updated after the receiving of the second signal reaching the threshold value a. The threshold value a is more distant from an initial value of the first count value than the threshold value α.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/27/18 / #20180272729

Ink-jet printer

There is provided a liquid consuming apparatus including a casing, a liquid consuming section, and a tank. The tank includes a box-shaped body having a light-transmitting property and having five walls and a partition wall; a film adhered to rear end portions of the walls; and a positioning section disposed at least on an outer surface of each of the upper and lower walls, or of each of the right and left walls. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/27/18 / #20180272728

Liquid cartridge provided with liquid supply portion having guide groove

A liquid cartridge configured to be inserted into a cartridge attachment section includes: a cartridge body having a liquid storage chamber, and a liquid supply portion configured to supply the liquid stored in the liquid storage chamber to an outside. The liquid supply portion includes: a front end face facing frontward, an outer peripheral surface extending rearward from the front end face, and at least one guide provided at the outer peripheral surface. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/27/18 / #20180272725

Liquid cartridge capable of reducing remaining amount of liquid in liquid storage chamber

A liquid cartridge includes: a cartridge casing; and a liquid supply portion. The cartridge casing has a liquid storage chamber configured to store a liquid therein. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/27/18 / #20180272724

Liquid cartridge capable of improving visibility to liquid stored in liquid storage chamber

A liquid cartridge includes: a cartridge casing having a liquid storage chamber defined by a front wall, a rear wall, a bottom wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall; and a liquid supply portion; a top wall; and an accessed member. The liquid supply portion has a liquid supply hole extending from the liquid storage chamber to the outside in a frontward direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/27/18 / #20180272721

Liquid cartridge provided with snap-fit mechanism capable of suppressing detachment of cap

A liquid cartridge includes: a cartridge body having a liquid storage chamber, a liquid supply sleeve having a distal end portion, a seal portion disposed at the distal end portion of the liquid supply sleeve, a cap fixing the seal portion, and a snap-fit mechanism configured to engage the cap with one of the cartridge body and the liquid supply sleeve. The snap-fit mechanism includes engagement surfaces and a pair of projections. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/27/18 / #20180272716

Liquid ejection device

The controller obtains temperature data based on a temperature sensor when the controller is in an energized state and stores temperature history information of the obtained temperature data in a storage. The controller determines whether there occurs a non-energized state after a previous purge operation, estimates the temperature data in the non-energized state based on the temperature history information when the non-energized state exists after previous execution of the purge operation, and sets a purge condition of a next purge operation based on an elapsed time from previous execution of the purge operation and the temperature history information stored in the storage, sets the purge condition based on the estimated temperature data in the non-energized state in addition to the elapsed time and the temperature history information when there exists the non-energized state after the previous execution of the purge operation.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/27/18 / #20180272708

Ink-jet head having passage unit and actuator units attached to the passage unit, and ink-jet printer having the ink-jet head

A printhead module includes a plurality of rows of printhead nozzles, at least some of the rows including at least one displaced row portion, the displacement of the row portion including a component in a direction normal to that of a pagewidth to be printed, wherein the displaced row portions of at least some of the rows are different in length than the displaced row portions of at least some of the other rows.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180270639

Communication apparatus

A communication apparatus may determine whether specific apparatus identification information for identifying a specific external apparatus is stored in a memory in a case where the specific apparatus identification information is received via a second interface from the specific external apparatus, shift an operating state of the communication apparatus from a non-parent station state to a parent station state in a case where it is determined that the specific apparatus identification information is stored in the memory, receive a wireless connection request from the specific external apparatus via a first interface after the operating state has been shifted from the non-parent station state to the parent station state, and form the wireless network in which the communication apparatus operates as the parent station and the specific external apparatus operates as a child station, in a case where the wireless connection request is received from the specific external apparatus.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180270385

Image scanning apparatus, and method and computer-readable medium therefor

An image scanning apparatus includes a controller configured to perform a light quantity adjustment determining process to determine whether a detection light quantity needs to be adjusted, based on adjustment determination values, in a black-white detectable position, a light quantity adjusting process to adjust the detection light quantity to maximize an adjustment difference value between a gradation value generated by scanning a white portion of a reference member and a gradation value generated by scanning a black portion of the reference member, a threshold calculating process to calculate a detection threshold based on a black value and a white value, and a reference position detecting process to detect a reference position by comparing, with the detection threshold, gradation values generated by scanning the reference member while illuminating the reference member with the detection light quantity.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180270382

Information processing apparatus, cooperation system and computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus configured to control wireless communication by receiving user input of a start instruction to start a cooperation operation, the cooperation operation configured to cause a first apparatus to transmit target data to the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus wirelessly receives the target data from the first apparatus through a first access point by using the wireless communication interface after receiving the start instruction, and terminates wireless communication with the first access point. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180269794

Switching power supply and image forming apparatus

A switching power supply includes: a main power supply; a rectifying-and-smoothing circuit configured to rectify and smooth an ac voltage; a transformer connected to the rectifying-and-smoothing circuit; a first switching element connected to a primary coil of the transformer; a switch controller configured to perform switching-control the first switching element to oscillate the primary side of the transformer, thereby inducing a voltage to a secondary side of the transformer; and a second switching element connected in series with the smoothing capacitor of the rectifying-and-smoothing circuit and configured to switch between on-and-off states of energization by a control signal that is to be output from the switch controller, wherein the switch controller is configured to limit an on-time period of the second switching element by the control signal during an output stop mode in which the oscillation of the transformer is to be stopped.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180267756

Server, control program, and apparatus

A server includes: a communicator communicable with an apparatus configured to perform a scanning operation and a printing operation using an ink-jet head; and a controller. The controller controls the server to: receive, from the apparatus, scan data representing a printing sheet printed by the ink-jet head; determine whether cleaning of the ink-jet head is required, based on the received scan data; transmit permission information to the apparatus when the server determines that the cleaning of the ink-jet head is required, the permission information indicating permission of the cleaning of the ink-jet head; and transmit non-permission information to the apparatus when the server determines that the cleaning of the ink-jet head is not required, the non-permission information indicating non-permission of the cleaning of the ink-jet head.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180267459

Process cartridge

A process cartridge having a drum cartridge and a toner cartridge is provided. The drum cartridge includes a photosensitive drum, a cleaner, a conveyer tube, a developing roller, and a developing device. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180267448

Fixing device

To switch between four nip modes, a cam is driven by a single drive to move between first to fourth positions. At the first position, a first nip between a first pressing body and a fixing member has a first width, and a second nip between a second pressing body and the fixing member has a second width. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264859

Printing apparatus

A printing apparatus includes: a conveyor which conveys a print medium along a conveyance path; a print head which execute printing at a first position on the conveyance path; a cutter which cuts the print medium at least partially at a second position on the downstream side from the first position in the conveyance path; and a processor. The processor acquires a specified length along the conveyance path, acquires a first margin length along a conveyance direction in a first margin part, acquires a separation distance along the conveyance path between the first position and a third position which includes the second position and which is located on the conveyance path and between the first position to the second position, and determines whether the separation distance is equal to or longer than a first total length which is the total of the specified length and the first margin length.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264856

Ink-jet recording apparatus

An ink-jet recording apparatus is provided. The ink-jet recording apparatus includes: a plurality of rollers that convey a sheet in a conveyance direction; a platen; a recording unit; a plurality of first ribs provided in the platen; and a plurality of second ribs provided between the first ribs and the rollers in the conveyance direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264833

Liquid ejection apparatus

A liquid ejection apparatus, including: a liquid ejector; a housing including a tank storage portion in which is stored a tank for accommodating a liquid to be supplied to the ejector, the housing having an opening through which the tank storage portion and an exterior of the housing communicate; a lid attached to the housing and configured to be selectively positioned at one of a closed position at which the opening is closed and an open position at which the opening is opened; and an operation panel including an operating portion which is provided for at least one of front and upper surfaces of the housing and which is to be externally operated, wherein the lid is attached to the housing so as to be slidable in an up-down direction with respect to the housing, the lid being positioned at the open position by sliding upward from the closed position.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264820

Printer

There is provided a printer including: a liquid jetting head; a receiving section; a waste-liquid storing section; a connecting channel connecting the receiving section and the waste-liquid storing section; a pump; and a controller. The controller executes: printing; recovering nozzles; discharging the liquid, which is present in at least one of the receiving section and the connecting channel, to the waste-liquid storing section, after the recovering of the nozzles. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264815

Piezoelectric actuator and liquid ejection device

A piezoelectric actuator includes a first piezoelectric layer, a second piezoelectric layer, individual electrodes, a first conductor and an auxiliary electrode. The first piezoelectric layer and the second piezoelectric layer are joined to each other at a surface of the first piezoelectric layer. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264814

Liquid jetting device

A liquid jetting device includes a common liquid chamber having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and including an upstream portion and a downstream portion, a plurality of outflow holes are arranged along a direction, and a plurality of projections disposed between the first surface and the second surface transverse to the direction and disposed between the upstream portion and the downstream portion. The plurality of the projections define a plurality of the fluid flow paths therebetween from the upstream portion to the downstream portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264812

Liquid jetting head

A liquid jetting head includes: a channel substrate having a nozzle surface in which nozzles are open, the channel substrate being formed with pressure chambers communicating with the nozzles respectively; and an actuator covering the pressure chambers. The pressure chambers include first pressure chambers arranged in an arrangement direction to form a first pressure chamber row. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/20/18 / #20180264807

Liquid jetting head and method for manufacturing the same

A liquid jetting head includes a flow channel substrate formed with pressure chambers, an actuator covering the pressure chambers, and a temperature sensor. A dummy pressure chamber is formed in a surface, of the flow channel substrate, in which the pressure chambers are open. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180255593

Non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions for communication device, communication device, and method executed by communication device

In a case where a first wireless communication with an external device is executed via a first wireless interface, a communication device may determine whether a specific signal including parent station information is received from the external device via a second wireless interface. The parent station information may indicate that an operation state of the external device is a state in which the external device operates as a parent station of a wireless network. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180255203

Non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions for terminal device

A terminal device may send a registration request, which requests the server to register virtual printer relation information related to a virtual printer, to a server, and communicate a wireless profile with an existent printer using a first terminal interface. The wireless profile may be used in a wireless network, which is established by using a second terminal interface, and is a wireless network to which both the terminal device and the existent printer are to belong. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180255202

Image processing apparatus that specifies edge pixel in target image using minimum and maximum component values of pixel value in target image data

An image processing apparatus performs: acquiring target image data representing a target image and including a plurality of pixel values each having a plurality of component values; generating first image data including a plurality of first pixel values each being related to a minimum value among the plurality of component values of corresponding one of the plurality of pixel values; specifying a plurality of first edge pixels using the first image data; generating second image data including a plurality of second pixel values each being related to a maximum value among the plurality of component values of corresponding one of the plurality of pixel values; specifying a plurality of second edge pixels using the second image data; and specifying a plurality of edge pixels using the plurality of first edge pixels and the plurality of second edge pixels, the plurality of edge pixels constituting an edge in the target image.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180255195

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus, including an image processing unit, a controller, a power source, and a usb interface with a connector and a current detector, is provided. The controller starts delivering power to an external device through the usb interface by controlling the power source in a case where connection with the external device is detected, and, in a case where a job requiring the image processing unit to process an images is received, and in a case where a difference between a smallest value and a largest value among current values detected by the current detector within a predetermined length of time while the power is delivered to the external device exceeds a threshold value, the controller commands the usb interface to restrict power delivery to the external device.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180254912

Communication method and storage medium storing communication program

A communication method includes: transmitting a change request from a first conference server to a management server; determining that a second conference server is a conference server after change; transmitting an id identifying the second conference server from the management server to the first conference server; transmitting a control request from the first conference server to the second conference server based on the id; performing communication between the second conference server and the management server to confirm whether the second conference server is permitted to control the particular conference room; performing an initialization processing to control the particular conference room; transmitting a completion notification of initialization from the second conference server to the first conference server; transmitting a change instruction from the first conference server to each particular client; connecting each particular client with the second conference server; and disconnecting connection between each particular client and the first conference server.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180253828

Image processing apparatus that specifies edge pixel in target image by calculating edge strength

An image processing apparatus performs: acquiring target image data representing a target image including a plurality of pixels, the target image data including a plurality of pixel values each having a plurality of component values; generating image data, the image data being one of first and second component data respectively including a plurality of first and second pixel values, each of the plurality of first and second pixel values being respectively related to maximum and minimum values among the plurality of component values of corresponding one of the plurality of pixels; calculating a plurality of edge strengths corresponding to respective ones of the plurality of pixels using the image data to generate edge strength data including the plurality of edge strengths; and specifying a plurality of edge pixels included in the target image. The specifying includes binarizing the edge strength data to generate binary image data.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180251326

Image processing devices and sheet feeding devices

An image processing device includes first and second feeding units. The first feeding unit feeds a sheet toward the second feeding unit in a sheet feeding direction via a sheet feeding path. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180251252

Label creating apparatus, non-transitory storage medium storing program readable by the label creating apparatus, and method of label cutting processing performed by the label creating apparatus

A controller of a label creating apparatus obtains label information corresponding to a shape of a label to be created. When the controller does not obtain a first detection signal but obtains a second detection signal, the controller determines, based on the second detection signal and the label information, whether the label having a first shape related to the obtained label information is creatable from a pair of one first portion and one second portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180250974

Tape, tape roll, and tape cartridge

A tape includes a sheet and an elongated label that includes first portions and second portions. A second-side end portion of a first-side second portion is connected to a first-side end portion of one first portion, and a first-side end portion of a second-side second portion is connected to a second-side end portion of the one first portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180250973

Tape, tape roll, and tape cartridge

A second-side end portion of one second portion and a first-side end portion of another second portion are respectively connected to a first-side end portion and a second-side end portion of one first portion. The largest dimension of the one and another second portions is greater than a first length of the one first portion in a tape widthwise direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180250972

Tape, tape roll, and tape cartridge

A second-side end portion of one second portion and a first-side end portion of another second portion are respectively connected to a first-side end portion and a second-side end portion of one first portion. The largest dimension of the one and another second portions is greater than a first length of the one first portion in a tape widthwise direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180250959

Non-transitory storage medium storing program readable by label printer or operation terminal, label creating method, and the label printer

A non-transitory storage medium stores a program for: obtaining first to fourth positional information and first and second image information from a storage, displaying a first image indicated by the obtained first image information and a second image indicated by the obtained second image information; receiving selection of one of the first image and the second image displayed on a display, based on an operation of an operation device; and when selection of the first image is received, transmitting information including the first positional information and the second positional information, as cutting-position information indicating cutting positions in a tape, and when selection of the second image is received, transmitting information including the third positional information and the fourth positional information as the cutting-position information.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180250953

Control apparatus that controls print executing section that is capable of forming dots in different sizes

When a corrected pixel value of a target pixel is within a first range and the target pixel is not a prohibited pixel, a first value indicating formation of a dot of a first type having a minimum size is determined as a pixel value of a print pixel corresponding to the target pixel. When the corrected pixel value is within a second range different from the first range and the target pixel is not the prohibited pixel, a second value indicating formation of a dot of a second type having a size greater than the dot of the first type is determined as the pixel value of the print pixel. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

09/06/18 / #20180250949

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing image processing program

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a controller configured to execute: causing a printing execution unit to execute printing of a first test image and a second test image; acquiring first scan image data; acquiring second scan image data; identifying a first boundary; identifying a first number of pixels and a second number of pixels; calculating a first number of unit pixels and a second number of unit pixels; calculating a relevant value related to density of a dot formed by each nozzle; and generating characteristics data which indicates ink jetting characteristics of n pieces of nozzle.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180242378

Communication device and non-transitory computer-readable medium for terminal device

A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via a first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a first parent station state, receive predetermined information from the terminal device via a second wireless interface, if the predetermined information is received, shift the communication device from the first parent station state to a second parent station state, wherein the communication device is maintained in the first parent station state if the predetermined information is not received even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device and after the communication device has been shifted to the second parent station state, establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to cause the terminal device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180241847

Non-transitory computer-readable recording mediam for terminal device

A terminal device may display a first screen including a first button, send a first request including a search command to a communication device by using a first wireless connection in a case where the first button is selected, display a second screen including a second button in a case where a first response including one or more identification information is received from the communication device by using the first wireless connection, and send a second request including wireless setting information and a connection command to the communication device by using the first wireless connection in a case where the second button is selected. The connection command may be for causing the communication device to establish a second wireless connection by using the wireless setting information.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180240218

Image processing apparatus that smooths image using classification result of pixels included therein

An image processing apparatus performs: classifying a plurality of pixels including a plurality of first and second pixels into respective ones of first and second types, the plurality of first pixels constituting an edge; and smoothing a target pixel, the smoothing including: designating the target pixel from the plurality of second pixels; and changing a target pixel value to a smoothed target pixel value using at least one of a plurality of peripheral pixel values. In the smoothing, a first contribution of a first specific peripheral pixel to a first smoothed target pixel value is smaller than a second contribution of a second specific peripheral pixel to a second smoothed target pixel value, the first and second specific peripheral pixels being classified into respective ones of the first and second types and being positioned at a specific position relative to respective ones of first and second target pixels.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180239572

Communication device and non-transitory computer-readable medium for terminal device

A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via the first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a parent station state, receive a predetermined signal from the terminal device via the second wireless interface, if the predetermined signal is received from the terminal device, shift the communication device from the parent station state to a specific state where the communication device does not operate as a parent station, wherein the communication device is maintained in the parent station state if the predetermined signal is not received from the terminal device even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device and establish a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to participate in a second wireless network as a child station.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180239303

Developing cartridge providing layout of electrodes and detection gear

A developing cartridge includes a developing electrode and a supply electrode. The developing electrode includes a first electrical contact in contact with a developing roller shaft, and a second electrical contact positioned closer to the developing roller shaft than a second agitator gear is to the developing roller shaft. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180239128

Scanning optical unit and image forming apparatus

Scanning optical unit includes: light source; incident optical system including one coupling lens for converting light from the light source into a light beam; optical deflector having a reflecting surface and configured to reflect and deflect the light beam in main scanning direction; and scanning optical system for focusing the deflected light beam on an image surface. The incident optical system converges the light beam on the reflecting surface in sub-scanning direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180237244

Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus

A sheet conveying device includes a sheet cassette including a first housing, a pressing plate, a raising plate, a first resilient member, and a second resilient member. The sheet conveying device further includes a second housing, a sheet-cassette accommodating portion, a first electrode, a second electrode, a sheet conveyor, a driver, a first signal output device, and a second signal output device. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/23/18 / #20180236778

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing image processing program

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a controller configured to: acquire scan data indicating a scan image including first and second specific color areas each indicating a part thereof printed by using a first nozzle and a third specific color area indicating a part thereof printed by using a second nozzle; and generate a plurality of parameters, by using the scan data, each of the plurality of parameters indicating jetting characteristic of a coloring material from one of the first and second nozzles corresponding thereto. The controller evaluates the difference between a color of the first specific color area and a color of the second specific color area, and the controller generates a parameter included in the plurality of parameters and corresponding to the second nozzle, by using a result of the evaluation of the difference and a value of a third pixel within the third specific color area.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180234581

Non-transitory computer-readable medium and portable device

A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer of a portable device, the computer program, when executed by the computer, causes the portable device to perform operations including: receiving a user operation of designating operation specifying information; instructing an image processing apparatus to execute the image processing operation of a content specified by the operation specifying information; storing history information indicative of an execution history of the receiving and the instructing; extracting, from among a plurality of program identification information, program identification information associated with the extraction condition information coinciding with the stored history information; and displaying the extracted program identification information.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180234572

Non-transitory computer-readable medium and portable device

A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer of a portable device, the computer program, when executed by the computer, causes the portable device to perform: receiving a user operation of designating one of a plurality of image processing apparatuses as a designated apparatus; obtaining designated apparatus information that includes a set of an operation id and a program id; displaying, on a display, a first screen that includes a first activation object corresponding to the target program; and in response to receiving a user operation of designating the first activation object, activating the target program.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180234564

Function execution apparatus, and method and computer-readable medium therefor

A function execution apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, and a controller configured to control the display to display a standby screen, the standby screen including a tab display area to display a plurality of tabs, and a tab screen display area to display a tab screen corresponding to a selected tab of the plurality of tabs, the plurality of tabs being associated with a plurality of tab screens, respectively, each of the tab screens including a plurality of icons associated with a corresponding tab, at least one of the tab screens including a particular specified function icon and at least one of a shortcut-registrable icon and a shortcut icon.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180234560

Image forming apparatus, information notifying method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing instructions therefor

In an image forming apparatus, a controller is configured to receive an e-mail stored in a mail server through a network interface, generate identification information corresponding to image data attached to the received e-mail, store, in a storage, the identification information, a transmission source address of the e-mail to which to the image data corresponding to the identification information is attached, and the image data corresponding to the identification information, in an associated manner, cause a printer to print a particular image corresponding to the identification information, identify the identification information in the particular image read by an image reader, retrieve, from the storage, the transmission source address of the e-mail to which the image data corresponding to the identification information identified in the identifying process, and transmit an e-mail addressed to the transmission source address retrieved in the address retrieval step to the mail server.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180234536

Non-transitory computer-readable medium and portable device

A non-transitory computer-readable medium having a computer program readable by a computer of a portable device connectable to an image input device and image output device and including a memory storing external programs activated by the computer program, the computer program causes the portable device to perform: receiving a user operation on a first screen including first objects corresponding to the external programs; determining the designated program when the first object is designated; when the designated program has a first function of executing processing for the input data, instructing the image input device to execute an input operation and performing first post-processing; and when the designated program has the second function of enabling a user to designate the output data, performing pre-processing and controlling the image output device to execute output operation for the output data.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180232188

Communication system, printing mediation server, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

A printing mediation server includes a controller configured to perform transmitting first print data representing images of plural pages to a first printer, controlling the first printer to perform printing based on the first print data, receiving, after the first print data is transmitted to the first printer, a stop notification transmitted from the first printer, when a stop instruction is transmitted from a terminal device to the first printer, receiving, after the stop notification is received from the first printer, a print data request transmitted from the second printer, when a restart instruction is transmitted from the terminal device to a second printer, transmitting, to the second printer, second print data including at least partial print data representing images of pages not printed, when the print data request is received from the second printer, and controlling the second printer to perform printing based on the second print data.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180232126

Display controlling device, method of controlling display controlling device, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing instructions therefor

A controller of a display controlling device is configured to display, on a display, a standby screen including multiple tabs, one of which is selectable, and a tab screen corresponding to a selected tab, at least one of the multiple hard keys serving as a tab-registered key associated with one of the multiple tabs, operate the display controlling device in a sleep mode in which the standby screen is not displayed. In response to a particular sleep condition being satisfied, the controller changes an operation mode of the display controlling device to the sleep mode, and in response to depression of the tab-registered key when the display controlling device operate in the sleep mode, the controller recovers from the sleep mode by changing the sleep mode and displaying the standby screen including the tab screen corresponding to the tab associated with the depressed tab-registered key on the display.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180229509

Image processing apparatus determining finalized band data which is capable of being printed by one scanning of print head

An image processing apparatus extracts provisional band data from image data. The apparatus calculates near white number for a target line. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180229508

Inkjet recording apparatus with tank including notification features

An inkjet recording apparatus includes a tank forming an ink chamber and including an injection inlet, a recording head, a cover, a monitor, a cover sensor, an operation panel, and a controller. The controller controls operation of the recording head and the monitor. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180229500

Liquid ejection device

A liquid ejection device is disclosed. One liquid ejection device includes a plurality of first contacts connected to a plurality of first piezoelectric elements, respectively, and positioned at a more outer position than a first piezoelectric element row and a second piezoelectric element row from a center of the device in a second direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/16/18 / #20180229498

Liquid ejection head

A liquid ejection head, including: a first head unit; a second head unit shifted with respect to the first head unit in both of a first direction in which nozzles of the head units are arranged and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and disposed so as to overlap the first head unit in the second direction; and a first wiring member having flexibility and drawn from the second head unit in the second direction toward the first head unit, wherein the first wiring member includes a large-width portion on which a drive circuit is mounted and a small-width portion having a width in the first direction smaller than a width of the large-width portion in the first direction, and wherein the small-width portion passes through a space existing next to the first head unit in the first direction and extends in the second direction.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180227450

Image scanning apparatus, and method and computer-readable medium therefor

An image scanning apparatus includes a controller configured to perform a setting process to set a specific waiting time for a timer, based on a detected position of a document guide. The setting process includes, when the detected position of the document guide is a particular guide position for a first-size document sheet, setting a first waiting time as the specific waiting time for the timer, and when the detected position of the document guide is not the particular guide position, setting a second waiting time as the specific waiting time for the timer, the second waiting time being longer than the first waiting time.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180227447

Multi-function apparatus

A multi-function apparatus includes a body, an image reading unit, a document cover and a locking member. The image reading unit is movable between a closed position and an opened position. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180227441

Image-outputting apparatus for outputting notification image sent from server

A server including a network interface, a storage and a controller. The network interface communicates with an image-outputting apparatus. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180225073

Non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program for communication apparatus, communication apparatus and method for controlling communication apparatus

A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a computer program readable by a computer of a communication apparatus, the computer program causing the communication apparatus to: when first trigger information for establishing first wireless connection is received, supply a first connection instruction to a first wireless interface and store device information into a memory; when second trigger information is received, supply a second connection instruction to the first wireless interface; and in a specific case where it is not possible to re-establish first wireless connection with the external apparatus, display, on a display, display information for re-establishing the first wireless connection with the external apparatus. The display information includes first display information in case the device information is first device information, and second display information in case the device information is second device information.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180222232

Printer

A printer includes two supporters disposed at a storage section, an adjuster movably supporting at least a specific supporter of the two supporters, a protrusion protruding upward from a second section, the second section being an upper portion of the specific supporter, a locking section locking a first section in a position to which the first section is moved via the adjuster, the first section being a lower portion of the specific supporter, and an engagement section having elastically-deformable engagement pieces arranged at intervals in a particular direction intersecting a vertical direction, the protrusion being configured to, when the cover is closed, engage with at least a specific engagement piece from beneath, the specific engagement piece being maintained elastically deformed upward.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180222219

Ink-jet recording apparatus and platen apparatus

There is provided an ink-jet recording apparatus including: a platen, a contact portion disposed between a pair of first ribs of the plurality of first ribs with respect to a scanning direction. A lower end of the contact portion is located lower than each upper end of the pair of first ribs. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180222208

Inkjet recording apparatus and method therefor including ink detection and notification features

An inkjet recording apparatus includes an ink tank, a recording head, an ink sensor, a monitor, an operation panel, and a controller configured to control operation thereof. The controller receives a completion signal indicating completion of ink injection, and receives a first signal or a second signal from the ink sensor based on whether a predetermined amount of ink is sensed in the ink chamber. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/09/18 / #20180222197

Inkjet head, inkjet head subassembly, inkjet head assembly and inkjet printer

An inkjet head including a flow path unit and a plurality of actuator units, each of the plurality of actuator units has a parallelogram shape defined by two sets of opposing sides, which is substantially parallel to a first direction and a second direction intersecting with each other along a plane, the side of the actuator unit parallel to the second direction is substantially parallel to that of an adjacent actuator unit and is shifted from that of the adjacent actuator unit in the second direction, the plurality of actuator units are inclined with respect to two contour lines of a flow path unit, the two contour lines being parallel with each other and extending in a longitudinal direction of the flow path unit, and centers of gravity of contours of the plurality of actuator units are arranged on substantially one straight line which is parallel to the contour lines.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180220020

Medium storing program executable by image processing apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method

A program stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium causes an image processing apparatus to execute: read image data acquisition processing of acquiring read image data which is generated by optically reading a document and represents a read image including the document; line identification processing of identifying candidate lines which are candidates of lines representing edges of the document through analysis of the read image; and document information identification processing of identifying document information including at least one of a candidate line which represents at least a part of the edges of the document in the read image and an inclination of the document relative to the read image, by using a reference line formed from at least one of the candidate lines identified.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180220017

Image processing device to execute communication processing with information processing device, non-transitory computer-readable recording medium for image processing device, and image processing system

An image processing device may display a first display screen including a first image on a touch screen. The first image may be for accepting a display switching instruction to switch the first display screen to a second display screen. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180220016

Display of two functions of device used with data processing apparatus

A data processing apparatus is configured to: receive a selection of one of a first function and a second function other than the first function; store, if one device is selected, the selected one device in correlation with the first and second functions; and control a device to execute one of the first and second functions when an instruction to execute one of the first and second functions is received. If no device is stored in correlation with the one of the first and second functions, the selected one device executes the one of the first function and the second function. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180220010

Medium storing program, image processing apparatus, and image processing method

A medium stores a program. The program causes a computer to: acquire relative area information which at least indicates a relative position of a reference area relative to a reference document and a relative size of the reference area relative to a size of the reference document; acquire target image data which indicates a target image including a document; identify a target area in the target image by use of the target image data, the target area being in the relative position, which is indicated by the relative area information, relative to the target image, the target area having the relative size, which is indicated by the relative area information, relative to the size of the target image; analyze an area, in the target image, including the target area; and output output image data based on the target image data.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180218754

Printing apparatus, method of controlling printing apparatus, and non-transitory recording medium containing computer-readable instructions therefor

A printing apparatus includes a printer configured to print a character on a printing medium, a display including multiple individual display areas arranged in a particular order, and a controller. The controller is configured to display one of a character image and an icon on each of the multiple individual display areas, the character image being an image indicating the character, the icon corresponding to a control code indicating a process related to a print control of the character, and control printing performed by the printer based on a target code and a target character, the target code being a control code corresponding to the icons displayed in the individual display areas, the target characters being characters indicated by the character images displayed in the individual display areas.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180218245

Image printing apparatus and method for controlling an image printing apparatus

An image printing apparatus including a communication interface, a printer, a user interface including an operation panel, a controller configured to control the printer and the user interface is provided. The controller is configured to receive preliminary data sent from an information processing apparatus through the communication interface; control the printer to perform a warm-up action; receive job data including image data through the communication interface; control the user interface to perform a receipt-notification and control the printer to start printing based on the image data; during a period from the receipt of the preliminary data until start of receiving the job data, withhold from accepting a cancellation command sent in response to user entering a cancellation operation; and after the start of receiving the job data, accept the cancellation command and cancel printing of the image based on the job data associated with to the entered cancellation command.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180217790

Job completion notifying method, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium therefor

An image forming apparatus is configured to detect a mobile communication terminal within a communication range of a first communication device during an image forming job, enable a job completion notifying function when the mobile communication terminal is detected, receive communication information including an e-mail address and/or connection information when the mobile communication terminal is detected, determine whether the notifying function is enabled, transmit the completion notification to the mobile communication terminal, pause the job after the notification is transmitted and start a job corresponding to the execution command when an input operation of the execution command is received during the job is paused.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180217789

Communication device, non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions for communication device, and method performed by communication device

A communication device may, in a specific situation where the communication device is in a parent station state in which the communication device operates as a parent station of a first wireless network and n pieces of first external devices participate in the first wireless network as child stations, receive a belonging request from a second external device. The communication device may shift from the parent station state to a first state, in a case where the belonging request is received in the specific situation, execute a wireless communication of target data with the second external device, shift from the first state to the parent station state, and cause m pieces of the first external devices among the n pieces of the first external devices to participate in the first wireless network again as child stations after the communication device has been shifted to the parent station state.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180217543

Fixing device fixing developing agent image to sheet by electrostatically spraying charged fixing solution

A fixing device is for fixing a developing agent image to a recording sheet by electrostatically spraying a charged fixing solution toward the developing agent image on the sheet. The fixing device includes a container portion, a plurality of nozzles, and a potential difference generating portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215561

Sheet tray and image forming apparatus

A sheet tray includes a first tray, a second tray, and a third tray. The second tray is configured to move between a stored position and an extended position, relative to the first tray. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215178

Ink-jet recording apparatus

An image recording apparatus, including: a main body; an image recorder; a sheet supporter movable between an opposed position and a retracted position; a cap movable between a contact position and a distant position; a distance-defining member movable between a first position and a second position and configured to define a distance between an upper surface of a sheet and a lower surface of the recorder, the first position being a position where the member partially overlaps a region of the cap at the contact position, the second position being a position where at least a part of the member does not overlap the region; and a controller to control the cap to move from the distant position to the contact position after the supporter has been moved from the opposed position to the retracted position and the member has been moved from the first position to the second position.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215166

Image-recording apparatus including pivoting member disposed in storage chamber of tank connectable to liquid cartridge

An image-recording apparatus includes a cartridge including a first storage chamber, a tank including a second storage chamber, a recording portion, a pivoting member disposed in the second storage chamber, a detector for detecting pivoting of the pivoting member, and a controller. Liquid in the first storage chamber is supplied to the second storage chamber through a liquid inlet port, and from the second storage chamber to the recording portion through a liquid outlet port. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215165

Image-recording apparatus including wall portion provided in storage chamber of tank connectable to liquid cartridge

An image-recording apparatus includes a cartridge including a first storage chamber, a tank including a second storage chamber, a recording portion, a detected portion, a detector, and a wall portion. Liquid supplied from the first storage chamber to the second storage chamber through an inlet port is supplied from the second storage chamber to the recording portion through an outlet port. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215164

Image-recording apparatus including cartridge, tank connectable to the cartridge and detection component

An image-recording apparatus includes a cartridge including a first storage chamber, a tank including a second storage chamber, a head, and a detection component for detecting a residual amount of liquid in the second chamber. The cartridge is connectable to the tank. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215159

Supply apparatus

A supply apparatus includes: tanks; a binder which holds the tanks in a state of being arranged in a first direction; a casing which supports the binder; and a positioning part disposed between adjacent two tanks, the positioning part positioning the two tanks at an interval in the first direction. Each tank includes two side walls facing the first direction to define a liquid storage chamber and an inlet to supply liquid to the liquid storage chamber. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215155

Liquid ejection apparatus

A liquid ejection apparatus, including: a head having nozzles; a cap to cover the nozzles; a pump fluidically connected to the cap; a switcher for switching a state of the cap between a capping state and an uncapping state, and a controller configured to: determine a cap parameter relating to a cap evaporation rate being an evaporation rate of water in a remaining liquid remaining in the cap, in consideration of (i) an amount of water that moves from the liquid in the nozzles to the remaining liquid in the capping state and (ii) an amount of water that evaporates from the remaining liquid in the uncapping state; and control the head based on the determined cap parameter to perform a flushing for discharging the liquid from the nozzles.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215145

Liquid jetting apparatus

There is provided a liquid jetting apparatus including a conveyor, a liquid jet head, a carriage, a carriage moving device, and a controller. The controller carries out printing by repeating a scan-printing operation and a conveyance operation, and carries out a process of determining a jet-timing such that the jet-timing and a predetermined reference timing may deviate oppositely from each other between a print area on the upstream side and a print area on the downstream side along a scanning direction for the carriage to move in the scan-printing operation with respect to a predetermined reference position in the scanning direction, based on a value of a correction parameter. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215144

Image-recording apparatus including detected portion movably disposed in storage chamber of tank connectable to liquid cartridge

An image-recording apparatus includes a cartridge including a first storage chamber, a tank including a second storage chamber, a recording portion for ejecting liquid stored in the second storage chamber, a detected portion, and a detector. The first and second storage chambers can communicate with an atmosphere. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215015

Article holding device

An article holding device includes a base portion having flow paths communicated with holes and a holding portion provided on a lower surface of the base portion. The holes including a first hole and a second hole, the first hole being provided on one side of the holding portion in the predetermined direction, the second hole being provided on another side, which is opposite from the one side, of the holding portion in the predetermined direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

08/02/18 / #20180215014

Article holding device

An article holding device includes a base portion whose lower surface has a holding portion, flow paths communicated with holes in the holding portion, and needles provided on the base portion in a posture inclined with respect to the holding portion. The holding portion sucks and holds a sheet-like article using a negative pressure generated, by supplying a fluid to the flow paths and ejecting the fluid from the holes, between the holding portion and the article on the holding portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180213101

Image scanning apparatus, and method and computer-readable medium therefor

An image scanning apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire image data by scanning a document and a particular range of a document pressing surface, detect black edge positions by detecting, from the image data, black pixels having gradation values less than a white gradation value, determine a sheet type of the document based on the gradation values of the black pixels, detect white edge positions by detecting, from the image data, white pixels having gradation values equal to or more than the white gradation value. The controller is further configured to, when the sheet type is a thin paper, detect, as the white pixels, pixels having gradation values equal to or more than a first threshold, and when the sheet type is a thick paper, detect, as the white pixels, pixels having gradation values equal to or more than a second threshold.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180212950

Communication system and registration server

A communication system includes a registration server, a management server and a first target device. When receiving destination information from a communication device, the registration server transmits authentication information to the communication device, transmits screen relating information to a destination indicated by the destination information, receives user information from the communication device and registers the user information therein. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180212789

Communication method and storage medium storing communication program

A communication method includes: connecting the server with a client; receiving a participation request from the client, the participation request including a conference id; executing a conference process; determining a port number corresponding to the conference id; transmitting the port number from the server to the conference process; in response to reception of the port number, activating the conference process as a conference server; connecting the server with the conference process; transmitting the participation request from the server to the conference process; in response to reception of the participation request and to transmission of a participation permission to the server, receiving the participation permission; transmitting the participation permission from the server to the client, the participation permission including the port number; in response to reception of the participation permission, connecting the client with the conference process; and performing communication for performing the teleconference between the client and the conference process.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180210689

Non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions

A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions, the computer-readable instructions, in response to being activated by an operating system, causing the portable terminal to perform: a first acceptance process of accepting an operation designating one of image forming devices communicable; a first storage process of causing the memory to store a first device id, as a designated device id; a second acceptance process of accepting an operation designating contents; and an operation instruction process of transmitting operation instruction information, and the computer-readable instructions, in response to being activated by another program, causing the portable terminal to perform: an acquisition process of acquiring, from the another program, a second device id for identifying the image forming device; and a second storage process of causing the memory to store the second device id, as the designated device id.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180210387

Image forming apparatus having tray for receiving recording medium

In an image forming apparatus, a tray having first and second receiving portions is configured to move between a first position, at which at least part of the tray is positioned inside an apparatus body, and a second position, at which the tray is outside the apparatus body. The tray in the first position allows a first recording medium to be conveyed from the first receiving portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180207968

Electronic device using test pattern, method of analyzing test pattern, and non-transitory recording medium storing instructions to analyze test pattern

An electronic device is configured to acquire image data containing a test pattern including first and second patterns intersecting with each other. Pixels corresponding to the test pattern are determined by comparing brightness of each pixel with a threshold value, and widths of an overlapped image of the first and second patterns in an orthogonal direction at a plurality of different positions in the reference direction are calculated. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180207967

Inkjet recording apparatus capable of displaying notification screen that prompts user to check residual ink quantity in ink chamber

An inkjet recording apparatus includes: a tank having an ink chamber and formed with an inlet; a recording head; a display configured to display a screen; and a controller configured to control the recording head and the display. The recording head is configured to eject the ink stored in the ink chamber to record an image on a sheet. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180207966

Printing apparatus

A printing apparatus, having a cassette, an attachable section, a printer, and a controller, is provided. The controller is configured to determine whether a medium remainder in a first cassette is equal to a predetermined amount; execute a reading action to read specific data from a first-typed memory device in the first cassette and store the specific data in a second-typed memory device, delete the specific data from the first-typed memory device in the first cassette; determine whether a second cassette being another cassette attached to the attachable section after execution of the reading action is a new cassette, in which the medium remainder is greater than the predetermined amount and in which the specific data is not stored in the first-typed memory device; and execute a writing action to write the specific data stored in the second-typed memory device to the first-typed memory device in the second cassette.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180207943

Inkjet recording apparatus capable of performing inquiry process to inquire whether ink has been injected into ink chamber

An inkjet recording apparatus includes: a tank; a recording assembly; a cover; a memory; a display; an operation interface; and a controller. The controller performs: a first determination process to determine whether a quantity of ink in an ink chamber of the tank is less than a residual ink threshold; a second determination process to determine whether an exposing time of the cover is not less than a first time period; and an inquiry process to inquire whether ink has been injected into the ink chamber. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180207942

Inkjet recording apparatus capable of initialize ink quantity information based on quantity of ink injected into ink chamber

An inkjet recording apparatus includes: a tank; a recording head; a memory: a display; an operation interface; and a controller. The memory stores an ink quantity information including: a first threshold value; and a count value. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180207941

Inkjet recording apparatus capable of prompting user to check residual ink quantity based on difference between count value and preceding count value

An inkjet recording apparatus includes: a tank having an ink chamber and formed with an inlet; a recording head; a display configured to display a screen; and a controller configured to control the recording head and the display. The tank has an outer wall. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/26/18 / #20180207930

Inkjet recording apparatus capable of confirming with user whether ink chambers have been refilled with ink

An inkjet recording apparatus includes: a tank; a recording head; a display; an operation interface; a memory; and a controller. The controller performs: an inquiry process in which a displaying and receiving process is repeatedly performed for each of ink chambers of the tank to inquire whether ink has been injected into a target ink chamber; an operation determination process to determine whether all of operations received in the inquiry process are first operations; and, in response to the determination in the operation determination process that all of the operations received in the inquiry process are first operations, a confirmation process to prompt a user to input a third operation to confirm that ink has been injected into all of the ink chambers. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180206291

Communication device, non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions for communication device, and method executed by communication device

A communication device may shift an operation state of the communication device from a child station state to a specific state, in a case where a first wireless connection with a second external device is established via a second wireless interface under a predetermined state where the communication device is participating, as a child station, in a first wireless network in which a first external device is a parent station, receive a request signal from the second external device via a first wireless interface after the operation state has been shifted to the specific state, and in a case where the request signal is received from the second external device, establish a second wireless connection with the second external device via the first wireless interface so as to belong to a second wireless network for executing a wireless communication via the first wireless interface.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180205846

Image reading apparatus

An image reading apparatus includes: a contact glass provided at an upper surface of a main body of the apparatus to set a manuscript thereon, an image sensor being positioned below the contact glass and having a reading surface on contact glass side for reading an image from the manuscript on the contact glass, a carriage supporting the image sensor accommodated in a sensor container formed to have a recess open to the contact glass side, a rail member slidably supporting the carriage, and a biasing member biasing the image sensor to the contact glass side via a biased portion adjacent to the reading surface of the image sensor. An upper end of the biasing member is positioned below the contact glass and above the lower surface of the image sensor.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180203408

Developing cartridge having contact surface

A developing cartridge includes a storage medium and a holder. The developing cartridge may be configured to move from a first position to a second position and further from the second position to a third position. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180203391

Fixing device

A fixing device includes a fixing roller, a pressure member, a heating device, a first pressing member, a second pressing member, and a pair of bearings. The pressure member is configured to nip a recording medium in cooperation with the fixing roller. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180203375

Developing device

A developing device and image forming apparatus are provided. The developing device includes a chassis; a developer carrying member; a thickness regulating member; a supply member; and a conveying member. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180201456

Sheet conveying apparatus

A sheet conveying apparatus, including: a sheet container; a roller; an arm rotatably supporting the roller; and a presser plate for pressing sheets in the container, wherein distal and basal portions of the presser plate define a bend angle when bent, the bend angle being an angle defined on one side of the presser plate farther from the arm, the bend angle being maintained at an obtuse angel in a first-amount loaded state of the container, and wherein a contact angle of the arm and the sheets at a contact position thereof is smaller than a maximum angle from a maximally loaded state to the first-amount loaded state, the maximum angle being an angle defined by: the basal portion in the maximally loaded state; and the arm whose roller contacts the presser plate in the maximally loaded state when assumed that the sheets are not loaded on the presser plate.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180201036

Sheet tray and image forming apparatus

A sheet tray includes: a tray body; first and second guides slidable on the tray body and contactable with a sheet; an interlocking mechanism; and a plate including first and second plate engaging portions. The first guide includes a first guide engagement portion and a first operation portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180201031

Liqud ejection apparatus

A liquid ejection apparatus, including: a conveyor; and an ejector to eject a liquid; wherein each of an upstream roller pair, a first downstream roller pair, and a second downstream roller pair of the conveyor includes upper and lower rollers to respectively contact front and back surfaces of a recording medium, at least one of the upper and lower rollers being configured to give a conveyance force to the recording medium, wherein a rotation speed of the second downstream roller pair is higher than that of the first downstream roller pair, and the conveyance force of the first downstream roller pair is larger than that of the second downstream roller pair, and wherein the conveyance force of the second downstream roller pair is largest at a position thereof in the first direction which is nearest to the central position of the second downstream roller pair.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/19/18 / #20180201016

Fluid ejection apparatus

A fluid ejection apparatus is disclosed. One apparatus includes a first head chip and a second head chip. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180196389

Image forming apparatus having waste toner collecting function from a plurality of photosensitive drums

. . An image forming apparatus includes a main frame, a plurality of process cartridges, a cartridge-supporting body, a belt, a waste toner cartridge, a contact-separation mechanism, and a collective conveying unit. Each process cartridge includes a photosensitive drum and a drum cleaning unit collecting waste toner on the drum. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180196388

Gear configuration for a developing cartridge

A developer cartridge may include a gear configured to be movable between an engagement position in which the gear engages an auger or supply gear to provide toner from a toner container to a developing unit and a disengaged position in which the gear does not engage the auger or supply gear. The gear may be moved by a cam and/or cam gear from the engagement position to the disengaged position and vice versa. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180196383

Cam having multiple contact states for an apparatus

A fixing device includes a frame including a joint, a first rotary body and supported at the frame, a second rotary body, a spring with one end connected to the frame, a support arm connected to the joint, the second rotary body, and another end of the spring, a cam pivotably connected to one of the frame and the support arm, and a receiving member. The cam includes a first cam portion, and a second cam portion located at a different point from the first cam portion in the axial direction and having a radial distance from the pivot axis smaller than a radial distance of the first cam portion from the pivot axis. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180196374

Developer cartridge provided with gear having engagement portions

A developer cartridge may include: a first gear having a small-diameter gear portion and a large-diameter gear portion; and a second gear including: a first columnar portion centered on a second axis; a second columnar portion having a smaller diameter than the first columnar portion; a first engagement portion extending along a portion of a peripheral surface of the first columnar portion and engageable with the small-diameter gear portion; a second engagement portion extending along a portion of a peripheral surface of the second columnar portion and positioned closer to a housing than the first engagement portion in an axial direction and engageable with the large-diameter gear portion; and a protruding portion protruding in the axial direction and rotatable together with the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion. The second engagement portion may engage the large-diameter gear portion after the first engagement portion engages the small-diameter gear portion.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180196373

Developing cartridge

A developing cartridge may include: a casing for accommodating developer therein; a developing roller rotatable about an axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one side of the casing in a second direction; a storage medium having an electric contact surface; and a holder movable relative to the casing in the second direction with the electric contact surface between a first position and a second position, the holder having an outer surface at which the electric contact surface is positioned.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180194149

Inkjet printer and method for acquiring gap information

An inkjet printer is provided, which is configured to acquire gap information related to a gap between an ink discharging surface and a recording sheet in each individual position of top-formed positions and bottom-formed positions within a predetermined wave-shape generating range, identify, when the predetermined wave-shape generating range includes a partial range in which the recording sheet is not placed, a top-formed position where the gap information has not been acquired and a bottom-formed position where the gap information has not been acquired, within the partial range, complement the unacquired gap information in the identified top-formed position with a value determined based on the respective pieces of gap information acquired in other top-formed positions, and complement the unacquired gap information in the identified bottom-formed position with a value determined based on the respective pieces of gap information acquired in other bottom-formed positions.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180194137

Printer

There is provided a printer including first to fourth head chips, and first and second rollers. The first to fourth head chips are arranged at intervals in a second direction orthogonal to a first direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/12/18 / #20180194030

Cut data generating apparatus and non-transitory recording medium storing cut data generating program

A cut data generating apparatus for generating cut data for allowing a cutting apparatus including a cutting mechanism to cut a pattern out of a cut target workpiece, includes a controller, the controller being configured to control the cut data generating apparatus to: specify an original pattern that is a target of cutting; generate a reinforcement pattern that is accommodated in an inside of a shape of at least a part of the original pattern based on a shape of the specified original pattern, and is overlaid on the original pattern to achieve reinforcement; and generate cut data for cutting the original pattern and a reinforcement pattern out of the cut target workpiece.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/05/18 / #20180192291

Communication apparatus

A communication apparatus may receive a first specific signal including a specific wireless identifier from an external apparatus; determine whether the specific wireless identifier is a first wireless identifier; in a case where it is determined that the specific wireless identifier is the first wireless identifier, shift an operating state of the communication apparatus to one state of a first parent state and a child state, and form the first wireless network to which both the communication apparatus and the external apparatus belong. In a case where it is determined that the specific wireless identifier is not the first wireless identifier, the communication apparatus is maintained in a first non-belonging state. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/05/18 / #20180192272

Function execution device and communication terminal

A system and method for providing an authentication state of a function execution device to a communication terminal is described. In some examples, the authentication state indicates whether authentication information is needed from the communication terminal before the communication terminal can request performance of one or more functions performable by the function execution device. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/05/18 / #20180191919

Server storing authentication information in association with device information in storage

A server receives a correlation instruction from an information processing apparatus when the storage stores first device information uniquely assigned to an image processing apparatus. The correlation instruction is for correlating first device information with a service that a service-providing apparatus provides. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/05/18 / #20180191916

Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and computer readable medium therefor

An image processing apparatus is provided that includes a controller configured to control a communication device to transmit, to an information processing terminal device, image processing information indicating a specific one of image processing operations that has been selected at a time when the controller starts establishment of communication with the information processing terminal device, control the communication device to receive execution instructing information from the information processing terminal device, and control a specific one of image processing executing devices that corresponds to the received execution instructing information to execute the specific image processing operation in accordance with the received execution instructing information.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

07/05/18 / #20180188681

Image forming apparatus provided with contacting-separating member capable of moving developing roller relative to photosensitive drum

An image forming apparatus includes: a casing; photosensitive drums juxtaposed with each other in a juxtaposed direction; developing units each including a developing roller; an opening-closing member; and a first contacting-separating member. The opening-closing member is movable between an open position and a closed position. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180184485

Communication device, non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions for communication device, and method executed by communication device

. . A communication device may shift an operation state of the communication device from a parent station state for operating as a parent station of a first wireless network to a specific state different from the parent station state, in a case where a predetermined communication with an external device not belonging to the first wireless network is executed under a first state where the communication device is operating as the parent station of the first wireless network; and after the operation state of the communication device has been shifted to the specific state, establish a first wireless connection with the external device operating as a parent station of a second wireless network via a first wireless interface of the communication device, so as to cause the communication device to participate in the second wireless network as a child station.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180184476

Communication device and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing computer-readable instructions for communication device

A communication device may shift an operation state from a first operation state to a second operation state in response to establishment of a first wireless connection via a first wireless interface with an external device. In the first operation state, a first response signal indicating that a wps process is inexecutable is sent to the external device in a case where a first request signal is received from the external device, and in the second operation state, a second response signal indicating that the wps process is executable is sent to the external device. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180184366

Non-transitory computer-readable medium for communication device, and method performed by communication device

Computer-readable instructions stored in a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium may cause a communication device to acquire predetermined information from a first interface under a state where a number of child stations participating in a first wireless network in which an external device operates as a parent station is equal to an upper limit, shift an operation state of the communication device to a parent station state from a specific state so as to form a second wireless network in a case where the predetermined information is acquired from the first interface, and supply a first predetermined instruction to an os program. The first predetermined instruction may include an instruction for causing a second interface to send a participation request to the external device. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180183977

Image processing apparatus and information management method

An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing device processing image data; a wireless communication interface wirelessly communicating with an external terminal present at a predetermined distance from the wireless communication interface and receiving first identification information from the external terminal; a first storage storing a first record including the first identification information and second identification information while being associated with each other; an interface receiving the second identification information and third identification information; a communication interface capable of communicating with a server, the server storing the second identification information and the third identification information while being associated with each other; a display; and a processor. The processor is configured to switch an operational mode of the image processing apparatus between a first mode for causing the image processing apparatus to standby, and a second mode in which a processing by the image processing device is executable.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180183970

Communication system in which server transmits to terminal device restriction information for restricting settings of image process

A communication system includes a server and a terminal device. In a memory of the server, first identification information is correlated to a plurality of sets of user information and a plurality of sets of restriction information. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180183969

Image reading device and image data transmission method

An image reading device is configure to generate an initial data name of image data to be transmitted to a plurality of designated external devices. The image reading device transmits a list request, to each of the plurality of external devices, to transmit a list of data names regarding image data stored in respective external devices. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180183960

Image reading device and image data transmitting method

An image reading device is configured such that, when first and second external devices are designated as destinations of image data, a controller of the image reading device controls an image reader to read an image on the original and generate image data, stores the image data in a storage, transmits the image data stored in the storage to the first external device, determine whether transmission of the image data to the first external device is successfully completed, transmits the image data stored in the storage to the second external device, determine whether transmission of the image data to the second external device is successfully completed. When transmission of the image data to the first external device is successfully completed and transmission of the image data to the second external device is failed, the controller transmits a deletion instruction to delete the image data to the first external device.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180183959

Image reading device and image data transmission method

An image reading device causes an image reader to read an original document and generate image data, which is stored in a storage with a data name. The image reading device obtains lists of data names regarding image data stored in a plurality of external devices, respectively. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180183781

Relay apparatus, communication apparatus and relay method

A relay apparatus is connected to a communication apparatus, a service providing apparatus and a browser-equipped apparatus. The relay apparatus includes: a registering unit registering provisional registration information, the provisional registration information being used in an authentication procedure performed between the service providing apparatus and the browser-equipped apparatus; an acquiring unit acquiring permission information representing that use of the service is permitted, the permission information being issued by the service providing apparatus in the authentication procedure; a communication unit transmitting the provisional registration information to the browser-equipped apparatus; a receiving unit receiving input information transmitted from the communication apparatus, the input information being generated in response to the provisional registration information; and a communication unit transmitting the permission information to the communication apparatus which has transmitted the input information if the receiving unit receives the input information.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180182021

Management server that communicates with terminal device and purchase server

A management server receives, from a terminal device, authentication information of a target user and first relationship information related to a target printer. In response to transmission of the authentication information to a purchase server, the management server receives, from the purchase server, m number of pieces of color-material identification information identifying m number of types of color material that have been previously purchased by the target user. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180181355

Communication apparatus comprising integrated circuit tag interface

A first communication apparatus may comprise a first type of interface configured to function as an ic tag, a second type of interface, and a controller. The controller may cause the first type of interface to execute a sending operation. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180181352

Management server communicating with image processing apparatus and terminal device

A management server receives a location information request from an image processing apparatus. The location information request is for requesting location information of the management server. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180181058

Image-forming apparatus including frame to which developing cartridge having electrical contact surface is attachable together with drum cartridge

An image-forming apparatus includes a developing cartridge, a drum cartridge, an electrical contact, a frame to which the developing cartridge attached to the drum cartridge is attachable, and first and second guide portions. The developing cartridge includes a storage medium having an electrical contact surface, and a holder including: a first outer surface holding the electrical contact surface, a second outer surface, and a resilient member connected to the both outer surfaces. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180181056

Developing cartridge capable of detecting specification thereof

A developing cartridge has a casing accommodating toner therein; a developing roller rotatable about a first axis extending an axial direction; a cam electrically connected to the developing roller and rotatable about a second axis extending the axial direction from a first position to a second position, the cam being positioned at a third position distant from the casing by a first distance in the axial direction at the first position, and the cam being positioned at a fourth position distant from the casing by a second distance at the second position in the axial direction, the second distance being greater than the first distance; and a gear rotatable about the second axis, the gear engaging with the cam in a case where the cam is at the first position, and the gear disengaging from the cam in a case where the cam is at the second position.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180181055

Image forming apparatus including developing cartridge having electrical contact surface

An image forming apparatus includes: a frame; a plate including first and second electrical contact portions; and a developing cartridge detachably mountable to the frame. At least a portion of the first electrical contact portion is movable relative to the plate and separated farther from the plate than the second electrical contact portion the developing cartridge includes: a storage medium and a pressing portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180181054

Developing cartridge including configurable protrusion

In a developing cartridge, a developing roller extends in a first direction. A developing roller gear, a coupling, and first and second idle gears are positioned at an outer surface of a casing. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180181022

Developing cartridge capable of releasing meshing between gear and rack gear

A developing cartridge includes: a casing; a developing roller; a developing electrode; a gear; a rack gear including a protrusion; and a cam having first and second cam surfaces. The rack gear meshes with the gear and is movable in a direction from one end toward another end of the casing. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178564

Ink-jet recording apparatus

An ink-jet recording apparatus, including: a carriage; a lever rotatable about an axis of a shaft and including a lever arm; and a guide having an elongate hole defined by a first edge portion having stoppers for retaining the lever arm and a second edge portion, wherein the guide having an inclined portion including an inclined surface for rotating the lever arm toward the second edge portion and formed downstream of the stoppers in a first direction, wherein the biasing member biases the lever in a second direction opposite to the first direction and in a direction directed from the second edge portion toward the first edge portion, and wherein a distance between: a first position where the inclined surface and the lever arm contact; and the axis of the shaft is larger than a distance between: a second position where each stopper contacts the lever arm; and the axis.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178547

Printer, and method and computer-readable medium for the same

A printer includes a controller configured to, while conveying a print medium, apply a fourth quantity of thermal energy per unit area to a first area of the print medium and apply a fifth quantity of thermal energy per unit area to a second area that at least partially overlaps the first area in a conveyance direction, the print medium developing a color when supplied with a quantity of thermal energy per unit area equal to or more than a first quantity and equal to or less than a second quantity and developing another color when supplied with a quantity of thermal energy per unit area equal to or more than a third quantity more than the second quantity, the fourth and fifth quantities being more than the first quantity and less than the second quantity, a sum of the fourth and fifth quantities being less than the third quantity.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha








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