Patents by Inventor Shinta SUGIURA

Shinta SUGIURA 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: 20210271182
    Abstract: A high-voltage electrical circuit board is located in a first region that is a region at one side of photosensitive drums in a first direction and outside of the photosensitive drums in the first direction. A first motor drives a conveyance mechanism. A second motor is located in a second region and drives each photosensitive drum. A third motor is located in the second region and drives each developing roller to rotate and to drive a separation mechanism configured to individually move the developing rollers between a contact position and a separation position. A control board is located in the second region. The control board includes a controller configured to control a first applying circuit, the first motor, the second motor, and the third motor. The first motor, the second motor, the third motor, and the control board are located at different positions from one another in the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu TAKAHASHI, Masaaki WAKIZAKA, Kentaro AOYAMA, Shunsuke HACHIYA, Toshinori ARAKI, Keita INOUE, Shinta SUGIURA
  • Publication number: 20210096498
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller, a main body frame, a cartridge and a display. The cartridge includes a memory, a cartridge data terminal and a cartridge detection terminal. The controller includes a main body data terminal and a main body detection terminal. The main body data terminal is electrically connected to the cartridge data terminal. The main body detection terminal is electrically connected to the cartridge detection terminal in the case where the cartridge is attached to the main body frame. The controller is configured to perform determining whether the main body detection terminal and the cartridge detection terminal are electrically connected with each other. The controller is configured to perform displaying a determination result of the determining whether the main body detection terminal and the cartridge detection terminal are electrically connected with each other on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinta SUGIURA, Keita INOUE, Tatsuro YOKOI, Seiya SATO, Osamu TAKAHASHI, Toshinori ARAKI, Masaaki W AKIZAKA, Koji AKAGI
  • Publication number: 20210041831
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body, a drum cartridge removably attached to the main body, and a belt unit removably attached to the main body. The main body includes a drum power supply, a belt power supply, and a controller configured to start supplying power from the drum power supply to a drum memory of the drum cartridge, start supplying power from the belt power supply to a belt memory of the belt unit, stop supplying the power from the drum power supply to the drum memory after starting supplying the power from the drum power supply to the drum memory, and stop supplying the power from the belt power supply to the belt memory after starting supplying the power from the belt power supply to the belt memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshinori ARAKI, Tatsuro YOKOI, Seiya SATO, Shinta SUGIURA, Koji AKAGI, Masaaki WAKIZAKA, Keita INOUE, Osamu TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9128437
    Abstract: A recording unit configured to record an image on a recording medium, medium storages storing same-sized recording media, a conveyance mechanism configured to selectively convey the recording media stored in the medium storages to the recording unit, and a maintenance mechanism are provided. When, at the start of a maintenance period in which the maintenance of the recording unit is performed by the maintenance mechanism, the number of recording media stored in the sender medium storage is smaller than the number of recording media required to record all remaining images onto recording media in accordance with image data and, among the medium storages, there is at least one predetermined remaining number medium storage which is a medium storage storing more recording media than the sender medium storage, one of the at least one of predetermined remaining number medium storage is selected as the sender medium storage, during the maintenance period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinta Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20140092152
    Abstract: A recording unit configured to record an image on a recording medium, medium storages storing same-sized recording media, a conveyance mechanism configured to selectively convey the recording media stored in the medium storages to the recording unit, and a maintenance mechanism are provided. When, at the start of a maintenance period in which the maintenance of the recording unit is performed by the maintenance mechanism, the number of recording media stored in the sender medium storage is smaller than the number of recording media required to record all remaining images onto recording media in accordance with image data and, among the medium storages, there is at least one predetermined remaining number medium storage which is a medium storage storing more recording media than the sender medium storage, one of the at least one of predetermined remaining number medium storage is selected as the sender medium storage, during the maintenance period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinta SUGIURA
  • Patent number: 8646859
    Abstract: A printer-side controller of a printer repeats transmission of connection confirmation data while response data is received in response to the connection confirmation data. A device-side controller of the connectable device forward the connection confirmation data which is received after transmission of the response data to another connectable device connected thereto. Further, when the printer-side controller confirms connection with any of the plurality of connectable devices by receiving the response data, the device-side controller of the connectable device for which the connection is confirmed stores in the device-side identifier storage memory the identifier corresponding to the position of the connectable device, which is stored in the printer-side identifier storage memory of the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinta Sugiura
  • Publication number: 20130050307
    Abstract: A printer-side controller of a printer repeats transmission of connection confirmation data while response data is received in response to the connection confirmation data. A device-side controller of the connectable device forward the connection confirmation data which is received after transmission of the response data to another connectable device connected thereto. Further, when the printer-side controller confirms connection with any of the plurality of connectable devices by receiving the response data, the device-side controller of the connectable device for which the connection is confirmed stores in the device-side identifier storage memory the identifier corresponding to the position of the connectable device, which is stored in the printer-side identifier storage memory of the printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinta SUGIURA