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 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

 new patent  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

06/28/18 / #20180178542

Liquid ejection apparatus

A liquid ejection apparatus includes: a head; a first-liquid-passage member defining a first liquid passage as a portion of a liquid passage connecting between the head and a tank; a second-liquid-passage member, as another portion of the liquid passage, defining a second liquid passage and having a gas permeability less than the first-liquid-passage member; a purging device; and a controller configured to: obtain air-position information relating to a position of air having flowed into the liquid passage from a liquid inlet opening; and execute a liquid discharge processing in which the controller controls the purging device to execute a liquid purging operation such that an amount of the liquid discharged when the air position indicated by the air-position information is located in the second liquid passage is less than that of the liquid discharged when the air position is located in the first liquid passage.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178541

Image forming apparatus including cartridge having first storage chamber and cartridge attachment portion having second storage chamber

In an image forming apparatus, a cartridge includes: a first storage chamber; and a supply portion. A cartridge attachment portion includes: a connecting portion; and a second storage chamber. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178540

Image forming apparatus including cartridge having first storage chamber, cartridge attachment portion having second storage chamber, and recording portion

For an image forming apparatus including first and second storage chambers, an inequality expression of “r2>a×r1” is met. R1 is a sum of a passage resistance value obtained by flowing air through a first air communication portion and a passage resistance value obtained by flowing liquid through a supply portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178536

Image-recording apparatus including attachment portion having liquid chamber connectable to liquid cartridge

An image-recording apparatus includes a cartridge including a first storage chamber and a first air communication portion, a cartridge-attachment portion including a second storage chamber and a second air communication portion, a switching portion, and a controller. The second storage chamber stores liquid supplied from a supply portion of the cartridge connected to a connecting portion of the cartridge-attachment portion through a liquid outlet port. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178535

Printing-fluid cartridge including contact surface for providing positioning of the printing-fluid cartridge

A printing-fluid cartridge is inserted into a printing-fluid consuming apparatus in an insertion direction crossing a gravitational direction and attached thereto in a first posture. The printing-fluid cartridge includes: a storage chamber, a supply portion having a supply port, an upper surface and a locking surface positioned upward of the storage chamber, an electrical interface disposed at the upper surface, and a contact surface positioned rearward relative to the supply port of the supply portion in the insertion direction in the first posture. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178534

Printing-fluid cartridge having interfering surface, and set of the printing-fluid cartridges

A printing-fluid cartridge is inserted into a prescribed insertion space of a cartridge-attachment section in an insertion direction crossing a gravitational direction to be attached thereto in an attached posture. The printing-fluid cartridge includes: a housing including a storage chamber, a supply portion having a supply hole, an electrical interface disposed at an upper surface of the housing, and an interfering surface. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178532

Image recording apparatus capable of restraining entry of air to recording portion

An image recording apparatus includes: a cartridge; a cartridge attachment portion; and a switching portion. The cartridge includes: a first storage chamber; a first air communication portion; and a first supply portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178531

Liquid cartridge and image forming apparatus using the same

A liquid cartridge includes a front wall, a rear wall, a bottom wall, first and second storage chambers, a liquid flow path, and a communication opening. The rear wall is spaced away from the front wall in a rear direction perpendicular to a gravitational direction in an upright posture, and is spaced away from the front wall in an upward direction in a rotated posture. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178530

Liquid cartridge having chamber and set of the liquid cartridges

A liquid cartridge includes: a liquid chamber; a liquid supply portion having a front end part of a liquid supply hole; a front wall and a rear wall away from the front wall in a rearward direction; a bottom wall extending between the front and the rear walls; a sub front wall; and a sub bottom wall extending between the front wall and the sub front wall. The sub front wall faces frontward and is positioned closer to the front wall than to the rear wall. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178529

Ink container with refill port and sealing member

An ink container for an inkjet printer includes an ink containing portion. The ink containing portion contains ink and includes an upper surface including a placing portion, a refill port disposed on the upper surface, and a sealing member. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178528

Printing-fluid cartridge including electrical interface and locking surface

A printing-fluid cartridge is inserted into a printing-fluid consuming apparatus in an insertion direction crossing a gravitational direction and attached thereto in a first posture. The printing-fluid cartridge includes a front surface, a rear surface, a storage chamber, a supply portion having a supply port, an upper surface, an electrical interface disposed at the upper surface, and a locking surface. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178527

Printing-fluid cartridge including protrusion and interface

A printing fluid cartridge a printing fluid cartridge is configured to be inserted into a printing fluid consuming apparatus in an insertion direction. The printing fluid cartridge includes: a storage chamber, a supply portion, a rear surface, an upper surface, an electrical interface, a locking surface, one protrusion, and another protrusion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178522

Waste liquid tank and liquid discharging apparatus including the same

There is provided a waste liquid tank including: a casing including an inner wall surface and a communication port; an absorber; a rib protruding from the inner wall surface, extending along the inner wall surface in an extending direction from a position distant from the communication port to a position close to the communication port, and being in contact with the absorber to form a gap between the absorber and the inner wall surface; and an atmosphere communication hole provided in a part, of the inner wall surface, facing the gap. An end of the rib on a side opposite to the communication port in the extending direction is closer to the communication port than the atmosphere communication hole.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178520

Inkjet printing apparatus

In an inkjet printing apparatus, in response to reception of a copy instruction, a controller causes the scanner to read an image formed on an original, generates image data representing the image on the original, and determines a standby period corresponding to an operation mode. In response to elapse of the standby period since the copy instruction was received, the controller separates a cap and an inkjet head. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178519

Liquid ejection apparatus

A first waste liquid reservoir disposed in a housing of a liquid ejection apparatus includes a first container, and a first retainer disposed in the first container to retain the liquid conveyed through a passage member. A second waste liquid reservoir disposed in the housing includes a second container, and a second retainer disposed in the second container so as to be in contact with the first retainer. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178516

Head module and liquid ejection apparatus

A head module includes a head, a driver ic, a heat spreader, a holder and a heat insulator. The head ejects liquid in response to the driver ic. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178512

Inkjet type image forming apparatus having storage chamber storing ink and switch portion switching state of communication between the storage chamber and atmosphere

In an inkjet type image forming apparatus, a cartridge includes a first storage chamber and a first fluid communication portion. The first air communication portion allows the first storage chamber to be in communication with an atmosphere. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/28/18 / #20180178318

Data generating device setting machining condition suitable for foil placed on workpiece to be machined by irradiating laser beam thereon

A data generating device includes: a storage; and a controller. The storage is configured to store a plurality of sets of machining condition information in association with respective ones of a plurality of sets of foil information. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180176413

Server

A server registers, into a first memory, user identification information and service information in a condition where a connection between the server and a target device via the internet has not been established. The server registers, into a second memory, first device identification information in association with the user identification information and the service information registered in the first memory after receiving the first device identification information. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180176412

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus includes: a memory; and a controller configured to execute: first acquisition processing of acquiring instruction data, execution instruction processing of causing an image processing device to execute the image processing action instructed by the instruction data, and first determination processing, in response that an error occurs during the image processing action, of determining whether the instruction data is specific instruction data or not, first error processing, in response that it is determined that the instruction data is not the specific instruction data, of displaying a standard error screen to be represented by standard screen data stored in advance in the memory, and second error processing, in response that it is determined that the instruction data is the specific instruction data, of displaying a custom error screen to be represented by custom screen data acquired from the server.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180173186

Data generating device and non-transitory computer-readable medium

A data generating device includes a processor, and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, instruct the processor to perform processes. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180173158

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus is provided with: an apparatus body; a photosensitive member; a developing cartridge configured to have a developer supporting body; a cleaner configured to collect developer remaining on the photosensitive member; and a waste developer container configured to contain developer collected by the cleaner. The apparatus body is configured to have an installment passage, through which the developing cartridge passes when the developing cartridge is installed into and removed from the apparatus body. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180173155

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a main casing, an opening-closing member configured to open and close an opening on a side of the main casing and to move between an open position and a closed position, a belt unit configured to move between a first position and a second position, a drum unit configured to move between a third position and a fourth position, a developing device unit configured to move in an arrangement direction of developing rollers, and an interlock mechanism configured such that in response to a movement of the opening-closing member from the closed position to the open position, the belt unit moves from the first position to the second position and the drum unit moves from the third position to the fourth position.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180173133

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus, including a photosensitive drum, an exposure head, a base frame, and a spring, is provided. The exposure head includes light emitters, a lens array, and a head frame, and is movable between an exposable position and a retracted position. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180173132

Image forming apparatus, drum unit, and manufacturing method for the image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus, having a photosensitive drum assembly, an exposure head, and a bearing, is provided. The photosensitive drum assembly includes a photosensitive drum and a flange disposed at an end of the photosensitive drum in an axial direction of an axis of the photosensitive drum. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180170074

Ink-jet recording apparatus

There is provided an ink-jet recording apparatus including: a transporting roller; a driven roller provided opposite the transporting roller to sandwich the recording medium between the driven roller and the transporting roller, while moving in an approaching-departing direction based on a thickness of the recording medium; a first biasing member biasing the driven roller to the transporting roller; a platen; a recording portion configured to jet ink droplets from nozzles; and a cooperative portion moving along with the movement of the driven roller in the approaching-departing direction to move the platen.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180170072

Printer and computer-readable storage medium for executing multi-pass printing

A printer performs a multi-pass printing including: (a) pass process executed with ka number of nozzles; (c1) pass process executed with kc1 number of nozzles; (c2) pass process executed with kc2 number of nozzles; and (b) pass process executed with kb number of nozzles. Kc1 and kc2 are greater than or equal to kb and smaller than ka. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180170062

Liquid consuming apparatus

There is provided a liquid consuming apparatus including: a liquid consuming section; a tank having a liquid storage chamber and an inlet port; a cap; and a casing having a cover movable with respect to the tank between a closed position and an open position. The cover has an inner surface and a projection projected from the inner surface toward the tank. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/21/18 / #20180170056

Method for manufacturing liquid discharge apparatus and liquid discharge apparatus

There is provided a method for manufacturing a liquid discharge apparatus including: forming a photoresist film made of a photoresist on a silicon substrate; exposing the photoresist film; forming a nozzle in the photoresist film by exposing the photoresist film and then developing the photoresist film; forming a channel hole in communication with the nozzle by carrying out an etching process from a surface of the substrate on the opposite side from the photoresist film after forming the nozzle; and joining a channel member to the surface of the substrate on the opposite side from the photoresist film, the channel member including a pressure chamber in communication with the channel hole and a piezoelectric element formed as a film to correspond to the pressure chamber.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180167523

Non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing program, and terminal apparatus

A terminal apparatus stores an external program and operation information associated with each other. The external program causes an image processing apparatus to perform an image processing operation. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180167234

Non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions

A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions readable by a mobile terminal including a memory, an input interface, a first communication interface and a second communication interface, the instructions causing the mobile terminal to perform processes comprising: a storage processing of storing workflow information including device identification information and action identification information; a specifying processing of specifying the image processing apparatus, as a designated device; an information reception processing of receiving connection information from the designated device through the first communication interface; an extraction processing of extracting the workflow information coinciding with a first condition, among the workflow information; and an execution instruction processing of transmitting execution instruction information to the designated device through the second communication interface by using the connection information, wherein the execution instruction information is to instruct execution of the action identified by the action identification information.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180165040

Communication apparatus

A first communication apparatus including a control device configured to: receive a specific signal from a second communication apparatus; determine whether an inter-device distance between the communication apparatuses is equal to or smaller than a first distance; cause a server to supply printing data to a printer when the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the first distance; again receive the specific signal from the second communication apparatus; determine whether the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than a second distance that is smaller than the first distance by using a second reception radio wave intensity of the again-received specific signal; and cause the printing execution unit to execute printing in accordance with the printing data when it is determined that the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the second distance.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180164738

Developer cartridge provided with gear including protrusion

A developer cartridge comprises a first gear. The first gear may include a first protrusion extending in a radial direction of the first gear. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180164724

Fuser having resin frame and metal frame

A fuser includes: a rotating body; a roller configured to convey a sheet in a conveyance direction; a pair of bearings supporting the roller; one side frame made of a resin, supporting one of the pair of bearings; another side frame supporting the other of the pair of bearings, and arranged at a distance from the one side frame in the axial direction; and a center frame made of a metal, including a main-body portion arranged on an opposite side of the rotating body with respect to the roller. One end portion in the axial direction of the main-body portion includes a first fixing portion which is fixed to the one side frame, and a second fixing portion which is arranged on an upstream side of the first fixing portion in the conveyance direction, and is fixed to the one side frame.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180164716

Developing cartridge including protrusion positioned at outer surface of casing

A developing cartridge may include: a casing; a developing roller extending in a first direction; a developing-roller gear; a coupling including a coupling gear; a first idle gear; a second idle gear; an agitator; a first agitator gear; and a protrusion. The developing-roller gear, the coupling, the first idle gear, the second idle gear, the first agitator gear, and the protrusion may be positioned at an outer surface of the casing. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180162672

Sheet conveyer and image forming apparatus

A sheet conveyer to shift a sheet at one side of the sheet conveyer in a widthwise direction is provided. The sheet conveyer includes a pair of rollers, a regulative guide arranged at a position closer to the one side than the pair of rollers in the widthwise direction, a first guide arranged at a position upstream from the pair of rollers with regard to a conveying direction to contact a first area on a first face of the sheet at a position closer to the one side in the widthwise direction than a widthwise center of the sheet, and a second guide arranged at a position upstream from the pair of rollers with regard to the conveying direction to contact a second area on a second face of the sheet. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180162663

Feed apparatus and image recording apparatus

There is provided a feed apparatus including a support unit, a feed roller, a swingable arm to support the feed roller, a guide unit, a movable member movable to a retracted position and a protruding position at which the movable member can abut against the sheet supported by the support unit, a driving source, driving transmission units; and a contact-separating mechanism to move the feed roller to a separated position and an abutment position at which the feed roller abuts against the sheet supported by the support unit. In a state in which the movable member is the protruding position and the feed roller is the separated position, a time required to start feeding of the sheet by the feed roller moved from the separated position to the abutment position is longer than a time required to shift the movable member from the protruding position to the retracted position.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180162148

Print device and platen unit

A print device includes a head, a platen unit, and a platen support portion. The head is configured to discharge a liquid onto a print medium. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/14/18 / #20180162135

Tank and liquid droplet jetting apparatus connected to the same

There is provided a tank including: a wall defining a liquid storage chamber, the wall including: an upper wall defining an upper end of the liquid storage chamber, a lower wall defining a lower end of the liquid storage chamber, and an erected wall between the upper wall and the lower wall and through which the liquid inside the liquid storage chamber is visible from outside of the tank; an inlet penetrating through the upper wall or the erected wall; and an outlet, wherein the lower wall includes an upper stage wall making contact with the erected wall; a lower stage wall located at a position separated and away from the erected wall and below the upper stage wall; and a connecting wall connecting the upper and lower stage walls; and the outlet is disposed below the upper stage wall.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180160007

Computer readable recording medium, information processing apparatus, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes: a data sharing unit configured to cause an application selected as a data output destination to process data which is output by an application which is a data output source; a process-object-data generation control unit configured to generate process object data in one of a first format and a second format based on image data acquired by an image information interface from an image information source; and an application-information display unit configured to display identification images for identifying applications which the data sharing unit can select as the data output destination if the data sharing unit is to process either data of the first format or data of the second format.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180159596

Communication device

A communication device may monitor an establishment of a first type of communication link between a communication device and an external device while the communication device is in a first state in which a p2p mode of an nfc standard is active and a first mode of the nfc standard is active. The communication device may send first data to the external device by using the first type of communication link. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180157942

Server and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing control program

A server registers a user id for identifying a user and consumable component information corresponding to a consumable component selected by the user in a condition where a connection between the server and a device via the internet has not been established. The server registers a device id for identifying the device after the connection between the server and the device via the internet has been established for the first time. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180157210

Process cartridge provided with contact portion for applying voltage to developing roller

A process cartridge includes: a developing unit; a drum unit; an urging member; and an electrically-conductive member. The developing unit includes a developing roller. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180157194

Developing cartridge having housing and developing roller

In a cartridge, a developing roller is configured to rotate around a first rotational axis extending in a predetermined direction and to carry developer thereon, the developing roller having a first end and a second end apart from each other in the predetermined direction, a from-first-to-second direction being defined along the predetermined direction as being directed from the first end to the second end. A developing electrode is formed of a conductive material and is configured to be electrically connected to the developing roller, the developing electrode including a main part and a protruding portion protruding from the main part in the from-first-to-second direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180154665

Recording medium and printed matter producing apparatus

The disclosure discloses a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a print processing program for executing an increment mode acceptance step, a condition acceptance step, a determination step, and a data output step on a computing device. In the increment mode acceptance step, a setting operation of an increment mode of at least one print number is accepted. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180154664

Liquid ejection head

A liquid ejection head includes: a first head unit; a second head unit disposed adjacent to the first head unit in a first direction and located on a first side of the first head unit in a second direction; and a heat uniforming unit shared by the first head unit and the second head unit. Each of the first head unit and the second head unit includes: a unit body including an actuator; and a first driver integrated circuit disposed on the first side of the unit body in the second direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

06/07/18 / #20180154644

Liquid cartridge

A liquid cartridge includes a first surface, a second surface spaced apart from the first surface, and a third surface extending between the first surface and the second surface, with a liquid outlet through the first surface. A circuit board is mounted on the third surface. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180152589

Terminal device

A terminal device performs operations includes: a file information receiving process to receive m pieces of file information for identifying m image files from a printer storing m image files; a specific signal receiving process to receive a specific signal from the printer; a determination process to determine whether an inter-device distance is equal to or less than a predetermined distance by using a received radio field intensity of the specific signal; a selection process to select n pieces of file information, which is a part of the m pieces of file information when it is determined in the determination process that the inter-device distance is equal to or less than the predetermined distance; and a print instruction transmission process to not transmit the print instruction to the printer when it is determined that the inter-device distance is not equal to or less than the predetermined distance.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180152588

Printing apparatus

A controller of a printing apparatus causes, in accordance with programs, the printing apparatus to obtain data and temporarily storing the received data in a buffer, create an image to be printed on a printing medium in accordance with the received data, obtain a receiving time period required to receive particular amount of data, obtain an image creating time period to create the image in accordance with the particular amount of data, obtain a total print length of a printing medium on which printing is executed in accordance with the data, calculate an amount of image which can be printed at a designated constant printing speed based on the receiving time period, the image creating time period and the total print length, and, when the calculated amount of image can be created, start a process of printing at the designated constant printing speed in accordance with the created image.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180152336

Communication apparatus executing specific process related to security

A communication apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores computer-readable instructions therein. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180150958

Image processing apparatus, method and computer-readable medium for binarizing scanned data

An image processing apparatus includes a controller configured to control an image scanner to generate scanned data by scanning an image recorded on a document sheet, calculate an edge intensity of each of pixels included in the scanned data, determine a binarization threshold from pixel values of particular pixels, the particular pixels being a part of the pixels included in the scanned data, each particular pixel having a density value higher than density values of surrounding pixels thereof and having an edge intensity equal to or higher than an edge threshold, and generate a binary image from the scanned data, using the binarization threshold.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180150023

Developer cartridge

A developer cartridge is described. The developer cartridge detachably mountable on a tandem type photosensitive unit slidable to a drawn-out position and a mounted position with respect to an image forming apparatus body may include a casing; a developer carrier rotatably supported on one end portion of the casing for carrying a developer; a pair of upright portions arranged on another end portion of the casing at an interval from each other in the axial direction of the developer carrier to extend from another end portion of the casing in a detaching direction for the developer cartridge; and an elastically deformable coupling portion extending in the axial direction of the developer carrier for coupling the upright portions with each other.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180150005

Fuser and image forming apparatus having the same

A fuser includes an endless belt, a base member, a sheet member including a first section pinched between an inner surface of the endless belt and the base member, a second section extending from an end of the first section, and a third section extending from another end of the first section, and a stationary member configured to pinch the second and third sections of the sheet member with a base member, the stationary member having a claw configured to stick in the second and third sections of the sheet member.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180150003

Image formation apparatus, control method, and medium storing program

An image formation apparatus includes a fixing device, a heater driver, and a controller. The fixing device includes: a heater; a heating member; and a temperature sensor which outputs a signal depending on a temperature of the heater or the heating member. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180149997

Image forming apparatus and toner cartridge

An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum, a developing device including a developing roller and a developing frame including a toner receiving port, and a toner cartridge including a toner accommodation part and a conveyance device configured to convey toner from the toner accommodation part toward the developing device. The conveyance device includes a coupling tube and a shutter. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180147867

Image forming apparatus and image forming system

An image forming system, image forming apparatus and tray for the same are provided. The tray supports sheets and may include a coupling including first and second connectable members, a cam and clutch. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180147853

Fluid ejection apparatus

In a fluid ejection apparatus, fluid flows from a tank, through a fluid inlet, to a fluid supply passage which extends to nozzles. A driver is configured to apply energy to fluid in the fluid supply passage to eject fluid from the nozzles. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180147850

Power transmitter, power device, and liquid ejection apparatus

A power transmitter is configured to transmit power from a drive source to a driven member. The power transmitter includes: a cam connected to the drive source and having a cam surface; a cam follower connected to the driven member and including a sliding portion slidable on the cam surface; and a cover configured to cover the cam surface. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180147842

Image recording apparatus

A controller of an inkjet recording apparatus is configured to calculate an energized time length during which a timer is in an energized state after a particular calculation start point for calculating a lapse time length based on a time measured by the timer and store the energized time length, determine whether there exists a non-energized state after the calculation start point, estimate the non-energized time length, referring to the energized time length and a time length parameter stored in a memory when it is determined that there exists the non-energized state after the calculation start point, and calculate the lapse time length elapsed from the calculation start point based on the non-energized time length estimated in the estimation process and the energized time length stored in the memory.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/31/18 / #20180147827

Printing device having structure capable of suppressing disengagement of bearing from holder despite application of external force to bearing

A printing device includes: a platen roller having a rotational shaft, a pair of bearings, and a holder. The bearings rotatably support end portions of the rotational shaft. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143585

Image-forming apparatus provided with urging member for urging process cartridge

An image-forming apparatus includes: a main body; a toner cartridge having a first opening; a process cartridge having a photosensitive drum and a second opening; a positioning part; a transfer unit; and an urging member. The toner cartridge and process cartridge are attachable to and detachable from the main body in an axial direction of the photosensitive drum. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143567

Image forming apparatus and drum cartridge

An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive drum; a toner cartridge having a toner supply port; and a developing unit including: a developing roller; a developing frame; and a conveyance portion capable of conveying toner contained in the toner cartridge to the developing frame. The conveyance portion including: a coupling tube capable of being coupled to the toner cartridge and having a toner receiving port that faces the toner supply port in a state where the coupling tube is coupled to the toner cartridge; a conveyance tube fixed to the developing frame, the conveyance tube being movable with respect to the coupling tube, in a state where the coupling tube is coupled to the toner cartridge and the toner receiving port faces the toner supply port; and a shutter movable between an open position and a closed position.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141770

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus, including a main chassis having a discharge tray and a switchback tray in an upper position with respect to the discharge tray; an image forming unit; a discharge roller to discharge a recording sheet conveyed through the image forming unit onto the discharge tray; a duplex conveyer to invert the sheet and convey the inverted sheet to return to the image forming unit; and a switchback roller being rotatable in a normal direction to convey the sheet toward the switchback tray and a reverse direction to convey the sheet to the duplex conveyer; is provided. The main chassis includes a pair of walls, each of which extends in a vertical direction and in a conveying direction of the sheet and is arranged in adjacent to the switchback tray such that the switchback tray is interposed between the pair of walls.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141768

Sheet conveyer and image forming apparatus

A sheet conveyer having a load applier unit is provided. The load applier unit includes a contacting member, a lever, a contractive spring, and a preloading member. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141767

Sheet conveyer and image forming apparatus

A sheet conveyer having a tray, a feed roller, a separator roller, a holder, an arm, a load applier unit, and a cam member is provided. The load applier unit includes a contacting member, a lever, and a contractive spring. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141371

Pen cartridge

A pen cartridge that holds a pen, detachably attached to a plotter to perform drawing using the pen includes: a cylindrical hollow housing into which the pen is inserted; an operation member provided on the housing; the operation member to rotate between two positions around a central axis with respect to the housing; the central axis extends in the direction in which the pen is inserted; and a grasping member provided in the housing and including a plurality of grasping parts to grasp an outer circumference of the pen inserted into the housing at a plurality of different locations in an axial direction, the plurality of grasping parts to transition from a released state to a grasping state when the operation member is rotated.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141356

Printer and recording medium

The disclosure discloses a printer including a memory storing computer-executable instructions that cause the printer to further perform a first determination process and a second determination process. In the first determination process, it is determined whether or not a preceding line location reaches an inter-page position between two adjacent pages of a print-receiving medium. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141349

Tape cassette

A tape cassette includes a box-like housing, a tape mounted within the housing, a hole and a first indicator portion. The housing includes a top wall having a top surface, a bottom wall having a bottom surface and opposing the top wall, and a front wall having a specified height and being formed along peripheries of the top wall and the bottom wall. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141344

Liquid-consuming apparatus

A liquid-consuming apparatus includes: a tank including a liquid storage chamber configured to store a liquid, an inlet through which the liquid is poured into the liquid storage chamber, and a liquid flow channel configured to let the liquid flow therethrough from the liquid storage chamber; a cap configured to be attachable to the tank to cover the inlet; a cover configured to be movable relative to the tank between a closed position where a surface, of the tank, in which the inlet is formed is covered and an open position where the surface of the tank is exposed; and a holder configured to hold the cap removed from the tank. The cover is prevented from moving to the closed position by the cap held by the holder to be positioned in a movement area of the cover moving from the open position to the closed position.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139352

Image scanner and line period determining method for image scanner

An image scanner has an operation clock generator, a photoelectric converter, an ad converter configured to convert the analog pixel signals serially output by the photoelectric converter to digital pixel data by sampling the analog pixel signals in accordance with an operation clock generated by the operation clock generator, a data generator configured to generate read image data representing an read image of the original based on the pixel data converted by the ad converter, a resolution setter configured to set a reading resolution in the sub scanning direction, and a line period determiner configured to determine the line period to be (integer+decimal value) times a modulation period based on the reading resolution set by the resolution setter, the modulation period being inversion of the modulation frequency. The integer is greater than one and the decimal value is determined based on the reading resolution.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136883

Communication device

A communication device may detect a disconnection of a first communication link in spite of a communication interface executing a communication for maintaining a state of the first communication link with an external device being established by using a power saving method. The communication device may supply a prohibition instruction for prohibiting a use of the power saving method to the communication interface in a case where the disconnection of the first communication link is detected. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136585

Seal configuration for a toner cartridge of an image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: a frame; a photosensitive drum that is supported by the frame; a developing unit that is rotatable around a rotating shaft supported by the frame and includes a developing frame having a toner receiving port and a developing roller; a toner cartridge that has a toner supply port; and a seal member that positioned a circumference of the toner receiving port and is deformable, wherein the seal member has a communication opening, which communicates between the toner receiving port and the toner supply port in a state where the toner cartridge is mounted to the frame, and the seal member has a first end and a second end, wherein when the developing unit rotates to approach the toner cartridge, the first end of the seal member and the second end of the seal member are configured to be compressed.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136476

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display includes a casing having a first wall and a second wall opposing to each other in a first direction, an image light generator arranged inside the casing and configured to emit image light in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and a reflective member having a reflective surface being parallel to the first direction. The reflective surface is configured to reflect the image light emitted from the image light generator to one side in a third direction which intersects with both the first direction and the second direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180134051

Image recording device

A first feeder contacts a first surface of a first sheet held in a first tray and feeds the first sheet toward a recording unit. A second feeder contacts a first surface of a second sheet held in a second tray and feeds the second sheet toward the recording unit. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180134040

Liquid cartridge provided with connecting channel providing communication between liquid supply chamber and liquid storage chamber

A liquid cartridge includes: a liquid container including a liquid storage chamber; a liquid supply portion including a liquid supply chamber and first and second openings; a movable member; a sealing member; and a connecting channel. The first opening provides communication between the supply chamber and an exterior of the cartridge. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131826

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus that utilizes a communication device is disclosed. A communication unit of a housing which corresponds to an antenna portion is provided at a position at which the communication unit can be seen without obstruction from the upper side. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129538

Electronic apparatus, storage medium storing computer program, and method of performing settings of electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus performs: acquiring an input file name from a removable memory connected to an interface; determining whether the input file name includes a first character string and whether the input file name includes a second character string; when the input file name includes the first character string, changing current setting information into specified setting information, the current setting information being among a plurality of setting information stored in the internal memory and corresponding to a first setting item specified by first input information, the specified setting information being included in the first input information and corresponding to the first setting item; and when the input file name includes the second character string, acquiring current setting information corresponding to a second setting item specified by second input information; and storing, in the removable memory, a file including output information indicating the acquired current setting information, as an output file.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129458

Information processing apparatus having interactive user interface for managing cooperative operation between plural apparatuses

A cooperation system and a program for operating a plurality of apparatuses in cooperation is provided. The program is capable of implementing a user interface for easily adding a necessary operation while one or more first apparatuses and one or more second apparatuses are involved in a cooperation operation, wherein a necessary operation can be added to the cooperation operation at least until the reception of the target data from all the first apparatuses is completed.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129159

Developing cartridge provided with cover

A process cartridge including: a photosensitive member cartridge including a photosensitive member; and a developing cartridge including a developer carrier. The developing cartridge further includes: an inputting portion; a first cover; and a second cover. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129158

Image forming apparatus provided with heating unit and pressure roller

An image forming apparatus includes: a heating unit; a pressure roller; a first frame supporting the heating unit; a second frame engaging the first frame; a first gear; a second gear; and a fixing member. The second frame supports a shaft portion of the pressure roller. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180126735

Inkjet printing apparatus and method for controlling the inkjet printing apparatus

In an inkjet printing apparatus, a controller causes a scanner to read an image formed on an original in response to reception of a copy instruction and generates image data representing the read image. The controller determines a standby period in response to reception of the copy instruction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180124367

Eyecup-attached head-mounted display

. . An eyecup-attached head-mounted display has a head-mounted display including a display part, a head mounting part, and a holder provided to the head mounting part and configured to hold the display part, and an eyecup. The eyecup includes a main body, a mounting section provided to the main body and to be mounted on the display part, and a first opening arranged on an opposite side to the mounting section with respect to the main body. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180124366

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display includes a mounting part, a display unit, an attaching/detaching mechanism detachably attaching a mirror part to the display unit a supporting part supporting the display unit, a first joint connecting the mounting part with the supporting part, a second joint connecting the supporting part with the display unit, and a connection member connecting the second joint with the display unit. A first center line, being a center line of a movable range of the first joint, and a second center line, being a center line of a movable range of the second joint, extend in the same direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180124274

Communication apparatus

A first communication apparatus may repeat a broadcast transmission of a trigger signal via a second interface, which is a signal to be used by a second communication apparatus as a trigger for sending a wireless connection request to the first communication apparatus. The wireless connection request may be for forming a first wireless network to which both the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus belong. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180120900

Display device and display control method

A display device, configured to display an image photographed by a camera mounted on a remotely controlled mobile object, includes a display part which is mountable on a head of a user and capable of displaying an image, a receiving part configured to receive a photographed image and position information of the mobile object transmitted from the mobile object, a position detection part configured to detect a position of the display part, a direction detection part configured to detect a direction of the display part, and a controller configured to control image displaying on the display part, determine whether the mobile object exists in the direction of the display part and within a particular range with respect to a position of the display part, and switch images to be displayed on the display part depending on whether the mobile object exists within the particular range or not.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180120755

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus has a main body, a belt unit configured to accommodate a belt, a belt cleaning member and an accommodating unit. The belt cleaning unit is configured to remove waste toner adhered on the belt. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180120729

Image forming apparatus and method of controlling image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a controller, wherein the controller execute first control of controlling a rotational frequency of the motor based on a light receiving signal, wherein, when the target rotational frequency changes from a first rotational frequency to a second rotational frequency that is lower than the first rotational frequency, the controller executes speed change control of: stopping execution of the first control; and changing a rotational frequency of the motor, and non-lighting period change control of changing the non-lighting period in the lighting control from a first non-lighting period corresponding to the first rotational frequency to a second non-lighting period corresponding to the second rotational frequency, and the controller starts the first control in response to satisfying a condition where the deflection period of the mirror obtained based on a position signal of a rotor of the motor is longer than the second non-lighting period.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180120570

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display includes a casing, a generation part movably held inside the casing and configured to generate image light, an optical part unmovably held inside the casing and having an optical element allowing the image light generated by the generation part to pass therethrough, a displacement mechanism configured to move the generation part inside the casing, a first operation part connected to the displacement mechanism and operating to move the generation part along a first direction parallel to an optical axis of the generation part, and a restricting part configured to restrict a movable range of the generation part.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180120569

Head-mounted display

A head-mounted display includes an image forming part, a half mirror reflecting a part of an image light emitted by the image forming part toward an optical pupil position, and a wall part. Given that an intersection point between the half mirror and an optical axis of the image light is defined as a first intersection point, an intersection point between the wall part and the optical axis is defined as a second intersection point, a distance between the first intersection point and the second intersection point is defined as a first distance, and an angle at which the wall part inclines with respect to the optical axis is defined as a first angle, the first angle and the first distance are set such that the image light passed through the half mirror and reflected by the wall part reaches a position different from an optical pupil position.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180118506

Image forming apparatus provided with transmission mechanism for transmitting drive force to reconveying roller

An image forming apparatus includes a reconveying unit including a reconveying roller; and a second transmission mechanism. The second transmission mechanism transmits a drive force to the reconveying roller and includes an input gear; an output gear; an intermediate gear including first and second gears; and first and second swinging gears. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180118494

Ink-jet recording apparatus

An ink-jet recording apparatus includes: an image recorder; a first supporter including support ribs extending to positions under the image recorder; an ink receiver disposed downstream of the support ribs; first and second roller pairs disposed downstream of the first supporter; a guide; and a protrusion disposed between the ink receiver and the first roller pair and having an upper end located below upper ends of the support ribs and above a first imaginary line connecting between a nip position of the first roller pair and a downstream end of the ink receiver. A distance between an upstream end of the ink receiver and a nip position of the second roller pair is less than a length of a first-size sheet and greater than a length of a second-size sheet. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180118482

Sheet conveying apparatus

A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a supporter having a support surface configured to support sheets; a supplier having a conveying surface exposed from the support surface and moved to supply one or more sheets; a separator including a separating roller and a retard roller located downstream of the supplier; and an inclined surface disposed upstream of the nip position and pivotable about a pivot axis. The inclined surface has a first end portion and a second end portion, and the second end portion is located downstream of the first end portion. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180118480

Sheet conveying apparatus

A sheet conveying apparatus includes: a supporter having a support surface; a supplier including a supply roller rotatable about a rotation axis; a separator for separating sheets; a stopper pivotable about a first axis and movable between a first position at which a distal end portion of the stopper intersects a conveyance path and a second position at which the distal end portion is separated from the support surface; and a stopper cam pivotable about a second axis and movable between a third position at which the stopper cam contacts the distal end portion at the first position and a fourth position at which the stopper cam is spaced apart from the distal end portion at the first position. The second axis is located upstream of the rotation axis of the supply roller and farther from the support surface than the rotation axis.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117933

Image recording apparatus

An image recording apparatus for recording an image on a sheet includes a recording section which records the image on the sheet in a transport passage for transporting the sheet in a transport direction and multiple plates which are spaced apart from each other in a widthwise direction. These multiple plates include a first type of plate and a second type of plate. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117931

Inkjet printer

An inkjet printer including a feeding device configured to feed a sheet in a feeding direction, a platen configured to support the sheet, a recording device configured to eject ink on the sheet, contacting members configured to contact the sheet, a detector configured to detect an end portion position of the sheet in a width direction, and a controller configured to control the feeding device and the recording device is provided. The contacting members are arranged at intervals in the width direction, and the controller performs a suppression process in which at least one of the feeding device and the recording device is controlled to suppress a contact of the sheet with the recording device when the end portion position detected by the detector is a position between the two adjacent contacting members.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117924

Filter unit, liquid jetting module, and liquid jetting head

A filter unit includes: a liquid chamber forming member having a liquid inlet port, a liquid outlet port, and a liquid chamber communicating with the liquid inlet port and the liquid outlet port; and a filter disposed in the liquid chamber such that a surface direction of the filter lies along an up-down direction, the filter extending to an upper end of the liquid chamber to divide the liquid chamber into an upstream chamber communicating with the liquid inlet port and a downstream chamber communicating with the liquid outlet port. A discharge port joined to the liquid outlet port is disposed in an upper end portion of the downstream chamber at a central portion in a width direction orthogonal to the up-down direction, and the liquid chamber forming member has two first side wall surfaces sandwiching the discharge port in the width direction.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117919

Liquid cartridge

A liquid cartridge includes a first surface and a second surface facing a particular direction, with a liquid outlet through the first surface. A circuit board is mounted on the second surface, and a liquid detection mechanism including a light access portion extends above the second surface further than the circuit board in the particular direction.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117917

Recording apparatus for ejecting liquid including a main tank and a sub tank storing liquid supplied from the main tank

A recording apparatus comprising a container to store a sheet of recording medium; a conveyer configured to convey the recording medium in the container; a main tank receiving portion configured to receive a main tank for storing liquid; a sub tank configured to store liquid supplied from the main tank; and a recording head including an ejection surface where ejection openings for ejecting liquid supplied from the sub tank are formed. Each of three projected areas which are an area of the main tank receiving portion, an area of the sub tank, and an area of the recording head, each projected to a virtual plane parallel to a surface of the recording medium contained in the container from a first direction orthogonal to the virtual plane, at least partially overlaps a container projected area which is an area of the container projected to the virtual plane from the first direction.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117914

Liquid jetting apparatus

A liquid jetting apparatus comprises a flow passage member which has a pressure chamber communicated with a nozzle and a liquid supply port communicated with the pressure chamber; a piezoelectric element with which the flow passage member is provided so that the piezoelectric element is overlapped with the pressure chamber; a protective member which is arranged on the flow passage member so that the piezoelectric element is covered therewith; and a supply member which is formed with a supply flow passage communicated with the liquid supply port of the flow passage member and which is adhered to extend over the flow passage member and the protective member; wherein a layer of a first adhesive to adhere the protective member and the supply member is thicker than a layer of a second adhesive to adhere the flow passage member and the supply member.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117911

Liquid discharge apparatus and liquid discharge apparatus unit

A liquid discharge apparatus includes an individual flow passage member; and a common flow passage member joined to the individual flow passage member in a first direction. The individual flow passage member has nozzle groups formed on a surface on a side opposite to the common flow passage member and connecting hole groups formed on a surface on a side of the common flow passage member; and the common flow passage member has manifold flow passages corresponding to the connecting hole groups respectively. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

05/03/18 / #20180117899

Printing device having engagement portion for suppressing disengagement of bearing from holder

A printing device includes: a platen roller, a pair of bearings, and a holder. The platen roller has a rotational shaft extending in a first direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180109699

Image processing apparatus and computer program

An image processing apparatus includes: a controller configured to perform: acquiring original image data representing an original image and corrected image data representing a corrected image, the corrected image data being generated by executing specific correction processing on the original image data; calculating a first index value and a second index value, the first index value relating to a color distribution of the original image by using the original image data, and the second index value relating to a color distribution of the corrected image by using the corrected image data; and determining which processing, among a plurality of processing candidates that are executable by the image processing apparatus, corresponds to the specific correction processing, based on comparison of the calculated first index value and the calculated second index value.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180107438

Image processing apparatus, processing method, and storage medium storing program

An image processing apparatus performs: in a case where an operating mode is a second mode when identification information receiving process is executed, determining whether a first memory stores first identification information corresponding to second identification information; in response to determining that the first memory stores the first identification information, determining whether a second memory stores third identification information corresponding to the second identification information; in response to determining that the second memory stores the third identification information, determining whether a first screen is displayed; in response to determining that the first screen is displayed, executing a first logout process of switching the operating mode from the second mode to the first mode and deleting the third identification information stored in the second memory; in response to determining that the first screen is not displayed, maintaining the operating mode in the second mode without executing the first logout process.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180107155

Drum cartridge and developing cartridge capable of suppressing variation in position of electrical contact surface

A drum cartridge includes: a drum frame to which a developing cartridge including a storage medium having an electrical contact surface is detachably attachable; a photosensitive drum; a transfer roller; and a conveying roller. The drum is rotatable about a first axis extending in a first direction and positioned at one end portion of the frame in a second direction. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180107153

Image forming apparatus and process cartridge

An image forming apparatus, including a casing, a toner cartridge, and a process cartridge, is provided. The toner cartridge detachably attached to the casing stores toner therein. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180107152

Developing cartridge

A developing cartridge may include a housing configured to hold toner. The cartridge may further include a developing roller including a developing roller shaft, a supply roller including a supply roller shaft, a developing electrode and a supply electrode. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180107150

Developing cartridge comprising mechanism for information detection

A developing cartridge may include a housing including an outer surface, a small-diameter gear, a large-diameter gear, a first gear, and a moving member. The small-diameter gear may include a first engaging portion positioned on at least a portion of a peripheral surface of the small-diameter gear. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180107148

Image forming apparatus having cartridge and waste developer accommodating portion

A photosensitive drum is rotatably supported in a main body. A developing cartridge is detachably mountable on the main body in a state where the photosensitive drum is supported in the main body. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180107139

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus, having a photosensitive drum, an intermediate transfer belt located at a lower position with respect to the photosensitive drum to contact the photosensitive drum, a secondary transfer roller contacting the intermediate transfer belt, a first sheet tray located at a lower position with respect to the intermediate transfer belt to store a sheet, and a sheet guide to guide the sheet stored in the first sheet tray to a position between the intermediate transfer belt and the secondary transfer roller, is provided. The sheet guide is located between the intermediate transfer belt and the first sheet tray with regard to a vertical direction and has a curved section. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180104965

Printer and tape cartridge

The disclosure discloses a printer including a cartridge holder, a feeder, a printing head, a first sensor, and a second sensor. The cartridge holder is configured to attach and detach a medium cartridge having a print-receiving medium. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/19/18 / #20180104952

Liquid jetting apparatus and method for manufacturing liquid jetting apparatus

A liquid jetting apparatus includes: a channel substrate having a pressure chamber which is long in a first direction; an insulating film provided on the channel substrate to cover the pressure chamber; a piezoelectric film overlapping with the insulating film and having first and second portions, the first portion overlapping with a central portion of the pressure chamber in the first direction, the second portion extending from the first portion in the first direction beyond the pressure chamber, the first portion having a width in a second direction which is smaller than a width of the pressure chamber in the second direction; a first electrode arranged between the insulating film and the piezoelectric film; and a second electrode facing the first electrode with the piezoelectric film being sandwiched therebetween. The insulating film has a thin-walled portion formed at a portion overlapping with the second portion of the piezoelectric film.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/12/18 / #20180101125

Image forming apparatus and tandem type photosensitive unit

An image forming apparatus is described. An image forming apparatus may include an image forming apparatus body and a tandem type photosensitive unit slidable with respect to the body, wherein the unit includes: a frame; a plurality of photosensitive bodies; a plurality of developer cartridges, including developer carriers, detachably mountable on the frame; and a pressing portion provided on the frame for pressing each of the cartridges so that the developer carrier thereof is directed toward the corresponding photosensitive body, each of the cartridges is pivoted to be movable to an imaging position pressed by the pressing portion and a detached position released from the pressing by the pressing portion, and the body is provided with an abutting portion abutting the cartridge located on the detached position thereby pivoting the cartridge and moving the same to the imaging position when the unit is mounted on the body.. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/12/18 / #20180101110

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus, including a housing, a communication interface, a light source unit, and a light guide, is provided. The communication interface includes a communication board and a looped antenna for near field communication. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/12/18 / #20180099827

Conveyor apparatus

A conveyor apparatus, including: a tray; a feeder; a conveyance path; a conveyor; an upstream sensor; a downstream sensor; and a controller, wherein when it is determined that one certain recording medium has not yet reached a downstream detecting position of the downstream sensor at a time point when a first predetermined time elapses and the trailing edge of the recording medium has passed an upstream detecting position of the upstream sensor, the controller determines that a conveyance error is due to one of: a jam of the recording medium occurred in the conveyance path; and a slippage caused between the conveyor and the recording medium, if a medium length is less than a spacing distance between the upstream and downstream detecting positions while the controller determines that the conveyance error is due to the slippage if the medium length is equal to or larger than the spacing distance.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/12/18 / #20180099517

Tape cassette

A tape cassette that includes a housing having a front wall and a tape feed exit located on the front wall, a tape at least partially included within the housing and configured to be fed along a tape feed path extending to the tape feed exit, and tape type indicator apertures formed on the front wall of the housing. A combination of the tape type indicator apertures forms a pattern corresponding to a type of the tape at least partially included within the housing. ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/12/18 / #20180099508

Liquid jetting apparatus

A liquid jetting apparatus includes: a jetting unit connected to a tank storing liquid, and having jetting ports for jetting the liquid supplied from the tank; a purge unit which performs a purge operation for discharging the liquid from the jetting unit; a notifying unit which notifies a user selectively that a remaining amount of the liquid in the tank is included in a first range, and that the remaining amount is included in a second range greater than the first range; and a controller configured to: determine a first purge amount; detect the remaining amount; and in a case that the detected remaining amount is included in a third range greater than the second range and that the remaining amount is included in the first range if the purge operation is executed with the first purge amount, determine a second purge amount obtainable by reducing the first purge amount.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/12/18 / #20180099504

Printing apparatus

A printing apparatus includes: a platen having a supporting surface configured to support a recording medium; a liquid droplet jetting head having a nozzle surface on which nozzles are open; a head moving unit configured to move the liquid droplet jetting head in a head movement area including a first area and a second area which is adjacent to the first area; a maintenance mechanism including a cap member configured to be movable in a cap movement area which includes a retracted position and a capping position and to cover the nozzles; a cap moving mechanism configured to move the cap member by utilizing movement of the liquid droplet jetting head form the first area to the second area; and a cap guiding mechanism configured to guide movement of the cap member in the cap movement area in an inclined direction.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

04/05/18 / #20180098217

Communication device and terminal device

A communication device may supply connection information to a first wireless interface so as to store the connection information in an interface memory, establish a wireless connection via a second wireless interface with a terminal device by using the connection information after the connection information has been sent to the terminal device, execute a first authentication using first authentication information in a case where the first authentication information is received from the terminal device, send a first registration instruction to the terminal device by using the wireless connection via the second wireless interface in a case where the first authentication is successful, and execute a second authentication using the first authentication information in a case where the first authentication information which has been registered in the terminal device is received from the terminal device after the first registration instruction has been sent to the terminal device.. . ... Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha








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