Patents by Inventor Masashi OHHASHI

Masashi OHHASHI has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20160253136
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus is configured to transmit setting related information to the portable terminal in response to performing one of receipt of identification information through a receiving unit and establishment of wireless communication with a portable terminal in a first communication method within a prescribed period of time from performing another of the receipt of the identification information through the receiving unit and the establishment of the wireless communication with the portable terminal in the first communication method. The setting related information is one of: setting information stored in a storage unit in association with identification information received through the receiving unit; and acquisition information used for acquiring the setting information stored in the storage unit in association with the identification information received through the receiving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Toyoshi Adachi, Masashi Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 9383954
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium storing a program executable by a computer of a control device that controls a recording device and a reading device, wherein, when the control device receives a command for a cooperative operation in which the reading device reads an image from a recording medium and the recording device records the read image on a recording medium, the program causes the control device to: obtain, from each of the recording device and the reading device, operation mode information relating to an operation mode set for each of the recording device and the reading device; and where the operation mode information of the recording device or the reading device indicates a quiet mode and the operation mode information of the other of the recording device and the reading device does not indicate the quiet mode, control the other of the recording device and the reading device to perform a quiet operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 9167131
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes a controller configured to: determine whether a change of a signal from a sensor indicates a case where a recording medium is conveyed by a conveyance mechanism or a case where the recording medium is placed on a placement unit without conveying by the conveyance mechanism, based on whether the recording medium is conveyed by the conveyance mechanism; start, when the reading unit is operated to start reading the image within a first predetermined time after the signal from the sensor is changed, monitoring to determine whether the recording medium is placed on the placement unit without conveying by the conveyance mechanism; and store, when it is determined during the monitoring that the recording medium is placed on the placement unit without conveying by the conveyance mechanism, data indicating an irregularity reading in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Publication number: 20150277815
    Abstract: A non-transitory storage medium storing a program executable by a computer of a control device that controls a recording device and a reading device, wherein, when the control device receives a command for a cooperative operation in which the reading device reads an image from a recording medium and the recording device records the read image on a recording medium, the program causes the control device to: obtain, from each of the recording device and the reading device, operation mode information relating to an operation mode set for each of the recording device and the reading device; and where the operation mode information of the recording device or the reading device indicates a quiet mode and the operation mode information of the other of the recording device and the reading device does not indicate the quiet mode, control the other of the recording device and the reading device to perform a quiet operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi OHHASHI
  • Patent number: 9004644
    Abstract: When it is determined that jamming of a recording medium has occurred and an image to be formed on the recording medium is a color image, a liquid ejection apparatus performs recovery action for first nozzle of a first liquid ejection head ejecting black liquid and second nozzles of second liquid ejection heads ejecting color liquid which is not black, after the jamming of the recording medium is resolved. On the other hand, when the image to be formed on the recording medium is a monochrome image, the liquid ejection apparatus performs the recovery action for the first nozzles of the first liquid ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Publication number: 20150092207
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes a controller configured to: determine whether a change of a signal from a sensor indicates a case where a recording medium is conveyed by a conveyance mechanism or a case where the recording medium is placed on a placement unit without conveying by the conveyance mechanism, based on whether the recording medium is conveyed by the conveyance mechanism; start, when the reading unit is operated to start reading the image within a first predetermined time after the signal from the sensor is changed, monitoring to determine whether the recording medium is placed on the placement unit without conveying by the conveyance mechanism; and store, when it is determined during the monitoring that the recording medium is placed on the placement unit without conveying by the conveyance mechanism, data indicating an irregularity reading in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Masashi OHHASHI
  • Patent number: 8873092
    Abstract: A printing system is configured such that, when authentication data is input by a user and a print request is made, if print data regarding the print request is stored in a printing device side storage, the printing device prints images on a printing sheet based on the print data stored in the printing device side storage, while, if the print data has been deleted by the printing device side deletion unit and is not stored in the printing device side storage, the printing device transmits print data request data identifying the print data regarding the print request to a host device and obtains the print data regarding the print request, and prints images on the printing sheet based on the obtained print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 8733869
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus, including: a first ejecting head for ejecting a black ink; a second ejecting head disposed upstream of the first head and configured to eject a liquid that acts on an ink; third ejecting heads disposed downstream of the second head and configured to respectively eject color inks, the third ejecting heads including a specific third ejecting head disposed between the first and second heads; a head moving mechanism configured to move the specific third head between a print position and a retracted position; and a controller which controls the apparatus and which includes, an image-data storage portion, a head control portion configured to control the heads, and a head-movement control portion configured to control the head moving mechanism to move the specific third head from the print position to the retracted position when monochrome printing is conducted in which only the black ink is ejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Ohhashi
  • Publication number: 20140035989
    Abstract: When it is determined that jamming of a recording medium has occurred and an image to be formed on the recording medium is a color image, a liquid ejection apparatus performs recovery action for first nozzle of a first liquid ejection head ejecting black liquid and second nozzles of second liquid ejection heads ejecting color liquid which is not black, after the jamming of the recording medium is resolved. On the other hand, when the image to be formed on the recording medium is a monochrome image, the liquid ejection apparatus performs the recovery action for the first nozzles of the first liquid ejection head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi OHHASHI
  • Publication number: 20120162714
    Abstract: A printing system is configured such that, when authentication data is input by a user and a print request is made, if print data regarding the print request is stored in a printing device side storage, the printing device prints images on a printing sheet based on the print data stored in the printing device side storage, while, if the print data has been deleted by the printing device side deletion unit and is not stored in the printing device side storage, the printing device transmits print data request data identifying the print data regarding the print request to a host device and obtains the print data regarding the print request, and prints images on the printing sheet based on the obtained print data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi OHHASHI
  • Publication number: 20110234663
    Abstract: A liquid ejecting apparatus, including: a first ejecting head for ejecting a black ink; a second ejecting head disposed upstream of the first head and configured to eject a liquid that acts on an ink; third ejecting heads disposed downstream of the second head and configured to respectively eject color inks, the third ejecting heads including a specific third ejecting head disposed between the first and second heads; a head moving mechanism configured to move the specific third head between a print position and a retracted position; and a controller which controls the apparatus and which includes, an image-data storage portion, a head control portion configured to control the heads, and a head-movement control portion configured to control the head moving mechanism to move the specific third head from the print position to the retracted position when monochrome printing is conducted in which only the black ink is ejected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi OHHASHI