Abstract: A needle mounting device mounts a punch needle for needle punching on a needle bar of a sewing machine. The needle mounting device includes an insertion portion, an engaging mechanism, and an affixing portion. The insertion portion has a bar shape and is configured to be inserted into a mounting portion provided in the needle bar for mounting a sewing needle. The engaging mechanism is able to engage with the needle bar at a different position from the insertion portion in an extension direction of the insertion portion. The affixing portion is configured to affix the punch needle.
Abstract: An image-recording apparatus includes a cartridge including a first storage chamber, a tank including a second storage chamber, a recording portion, a detected portion, a detector, and a wall portion. Liquid supplied from the first storage chamber to the second storage chamber through an inlet port is supplied from the second storage chamber to the recording portion through an outlet port. The wall portion partitions an internal space of the second storage chamber into a first region including the liquid inlet port and a second region including the detected portion. The wall portion extends upward than the liquid inlet port and the detected portion and downward than the liquid inlet port and the detected portion. Communication between the first region and the second region is allowed through upper and lower communication portions. The upper communication portion is positioned upward than the liquid inlet port and the detected portion.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a drawer having an exposure head. The drawer can include first and second guides to receive a drum cartridge and a developer cartridge, respectively. The first guide extends from a first side of the drawer into the drawer and toward the exposure head from a first side of the exposure head, and the second guide extends from the first side of the drawer into the drawer and toward the exposure head from a second side of the exposure head opposite the first side. In some instances, the drum cartridge is positioned at least partially below the developer cartridge but is removable from the drawer without removing the developer cartridge.
November 8, 2018
May 16, 2019
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Nao ITABASHI, Masamitsu UKAI, Masato MAKINO
Abstract: An information processing device may be configured to communicate with a communication destination device selected as a communication target among a plurality of devices. The information processing device may store, in a storage unit, communication destination device identifying information for identifying a device that was selected as the communication destination device and first network identifying information for identifying a network to which the communication destination device belongs. The information processing device may receive second network identifying information for identifying a network to which the information processing device is to connect. The information processing device may display a first image in a case that the received second network identifying information does not match the first network identifying information.
Abstract: A liquid cartridge includes a cartridge body including: a liquid storage chamber, a liquid supply portion providing a liquid supply hole supplying the liquid in the liquid storage chamber to an outside, an air communication passage communicating liquid storage chamber with an atmosphere, a front wall, a rear wall spaced apart from the front wall, a lower wall connecting a lower end of the front wall and a lower end of the rear wall, and an upper wall extending between the front wall and the rear wall. The air communication passage includes an air communication pipe having one open end positioned downward relative to a highest liquid level and upward relative to an up-down center portion of the liquid storage chamber. The highest liquid level is defined in a state where a maximum permissible amount of liquid is stored in the liquid storage chamber.
Abstract: A communication apparatus may determine whether specific apparatus identification information for identifying a specific external apparatus is stored in a memory in a case where the specific apparatus identification information is received via a second interface from the specific external apparatus, shift an operating state of the communication apparatus from a non-parent station state to a parent station state in a case where it is determined that the specific apparatus identification information is stored in the memory, receive a wireless connection request from the specific external apparatus via a first interface after the operating state has been shifted from the non-parent station state to the parent station state, and form the wireless network in which the communication apparatus operates as the parent station and the specific external apparatus operates as a child station, in a case where the wireless connection request is received from the specific external apparatus.
Abstract: A charger mounting a rechargeable battery includes a switcher configured to switch transmission status of electric power through cables connected to an upstream port and/or downstream port, and a discharger configured to consume the electric power by discharging. The controller is configured to control, depending on charged quantity of the rechargeable battery and request information for feed/reception of the electric power, the switcher and the discharger to execute one of: at least one of charging the rechargeable battery with the electric power received from one of the power source, the upstream charger and the downstream charger through a cable, and consuming the electric power as received by the discharger; and at least one of transmitting the electric power of the rechargeable battery to one of the upstream charger and the downstream charger through a cable, and consuming the electric power of the rechargeable battery by the discharger.
Abstract: 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. The projection of the cover is provided with a pressing portion facing the outer surface of the cap at a predetermined spacing distance, under a condition that the liquid consuming apparatus is in a normal state in which the cover is in the closed position and that the cap is installed in the inlet port, and the pressing portion abuts firstly against the outer surface, under a condition that the cap is moved in the insertion direction for allowing the cap to be removed from the inlet port.
Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a conveyor configured to convey a medium including a transparent base layer and a separation layer stacked on each other, the medium further including a printing background layer; a printer configured to print a character on the medium conveyed by the conveyor, wherein the medium on which the character is printed is a printed medium; and a controller configured to control the conveyor and the printer. The controller is configured to: obtain outside-diameter relating information relating to an outside diameter of a wrapped member; and based on the obtained outside-diameter relating information, set a character printable region in which the printer is allowed to print the character on the printing background layer.
Abstract: An image editor includes a controller configured to display an image editable area on a display, the image editable area including a plurality of sections, each section including one or more objects displayed therein, each object including one of a character and an image, and perform an image edit process for each of the plurality of sections, the image edit process including placing an object in a specified one of the plurality of sections, setting a display attribute of the object, for the specified section, and displaying the object within the specified section in accordance with the display attribute set for the specified section.
Abstract: In a developing apparatus, a housing has a first opening. A shutter is movable between an open position and a closed position. A locking member is movable between a lock position and a release position. The locking member is located between the housing and the shutter in a cartridge-attachment direction. The locking member is located at the lock position in a case where the toner cartridge is detached from the developing apparatus. The locking member is in contact with the toner cartridge, thereby moving from the lock position to the release position in a case where the toner cartridge is attached to the developing apparatus. A cover having a second opening that is in communication with the first opening in a state where the shutter is at the open position is located at an opposite side of the locking member with respect to the shutter in the cartridge-attachment direction.
Abstract: In a server, a processor receives, in a case where the memory does not store image data in association with a first identifier identifying a user, from a printer the first identifier inputted to the printer through a user's operation and transmits first location information to the printer for prompting that the first location information is inputted to a terminal device. The first location information includes related information related thereto. The processor receives target image data and second location information from the terminal device, and stores related image data in association with the first identifier. The processor receives a second identifier from the printer and transmits a print instruction to the printer in a case where the received second identifier matches the stored first identifier. The processor prohibits transmission of the print instruction to the printer in a case where the received second identifier does not match the first identifier.
Abstract: A first guide guides a first cartridge when the first cartridge is mounted onto a main casing. A second guide guides a second cartridge when the second cartridge is mounted onto the main casing. The first and second guides are located in the main casing. A third guide is located at an upstream side of the first guide in a first mounting direction that is a direction in which the first cartridge is guided by the first guide when the first cartridge is mounted onto the main casing. The third guide guides the first cartridge toward the first guide when the first cartridge is mounted onto the main casing. The third guide moves relative to the second guide between a first protruding position at which the third guide protrudes to outside the main casing and a first accommodated position at which the third guide is accommodated in the main casing.
Abstract: A scanning system includes a scanner, an information processing apparatus, and a processor. The processor receives an input via a user interface and determines each of a plurality of image processes to be performed on scan data. In a case where first and second image processes are determined to be performed, the processor instructs the scanner to output the scan data to the information processing apparatus, and instructs the information processing apparatus to perform the first and second image processes. In a case where the first image process is determined not to be performed and the second image process is to be determined to be, the processor instructs the scanner to perform the second image process on the scan data to generate information, and instructs the scanner to output the generated information to the information processing apparatus.
August 24, 2018
Date of Patent:
May 14, 2019
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
Kenju Narita, Hiroya Nojiri, Kenji Tamaki, Akidi Yoshida
Abstract: An image scanning apparatus includes a controller configured to execute a first operation of checking whether a standby position is coincident with a home position in response to determining that an open signal is not output from a cover sensor while an image scanner is changing a scanning position from a scanning end position toward a scanning start position after completion of image scanning, and to execute a second operation in response to determining that the open signal is output from the cover sensor while the image scanner is changing the scanning position, the second operation including moving the scanning position to a particular position between the standby position and the scanning end position, without executing the first operation.
Abstract: A liquid cartridge includes: a front surface facing frontward; a rear surface spaced apart from the front surface; an upper surface facing upward; a bottom surface disposed opposite to the upper surface and facing downward; a liquid supply portion disposed at the front surface; an electrical interface disposed at the upper surface; a detection portion; and an engaging portion disposed at the bottom surface and configured to protrude downward relative to the bottom surface. The upper surface and the bottom surface are disposed between the front surface and the rear surface. The detection portion includes a light-receiving portion positioned upward relative to the upper surface and configured to receive light. The detection portion is configured to change a state of the light received at the light-receiving portion depending on a state of the liquid cartridge. The engaging portion includes an engaging surface facing rearward.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus configured to, in a case where a difference between a charging current flowing through a first charging roller and a charging current flowing through a second charging roller is larger than a first threshold value, perform first cleaning processing in which a cleaning ability of one cleaner of a first cleaner and a second cleaner, which corresponds to one of the first charging roller and the second charging roller, is lower than a cleaning ability of another cleaner of the first cleaner and the second cleaner, which corresponds to another of the first charging roller and the second charging roller, a charging current flowing through the one charging roller being larger than a charging current flowing through the other charging roller.
Abstract: A brushless motor device configured to: determine a first upper limit of a current value which flows through a coil when a rotation speed of a rotor is accelerated from a first speed to a second speed, wherein, in a case where the current value of the first upper limit flows through the coil when the rotor is rotated at the second speed, a first time period, which is from a start of a non-energization time period of the coil until an induced voltage reaches a threshold value, is longer than a second time period, which is from the start of the non-energization time period until a counter-electromotive voltage becomes zero; and change switching of each switching element of an inverter circuit by using a second upper limit greater than the first upper limit and the first upper limit.
March 27, 2018
Date of Patent:
May 14, 2019
BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Tasuku Sugimoto, Hironori Hirata, Masafumi Ito
Abstract: An inkjet recording apparatus includes an ink tank, a recording head, a monitor, an operation panel, and a controller. The ink tank forms an ink chamber and including an injection inlet. The recording head ejects ink from the ink chamber to record an image on a sheet. The operation panel receives user input. The controller controls operation of the recording head, the monitor, and the operation panel. The controller performs receiving a completion signal indicating completion of ink injection, decision processing deciding whether an initial processing has been completed, and inquiry processing based on receipt of the completion signal.
Abstract: 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. A contact area between the secondary transfer roller and the intermediate transfer belt is located at a lower position with respect to an upper end portion of the curved section.