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US10178254B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10178254B2
Publication date: 2019-01-08
Application number: 15/651,870
Filing date: 2017-07-17
Abstract: An image reading and recording apparatus includes an image recording unit and an image reading unit supported to be pivotally movable above the image recording unit and configured to be opened and closed by being pivotally moved relative to the image recording unit. The apparatus includes a stay including an opening portion formed thereon, a rotor inserted in the opening portion of the stay, a first cam surface provided on an inner peripheral portion of the opening portion, and a second cam surface provided on an outer peripheral portion of the rotor. The rotor rotates due to abutment of the first cam surface and the second cam surface with each other. The image reading unit is held in a first opened state with a first open angle, due to meshed engagement of the first cam surface and the second cam surface with each other. An image reading and recording apparatus includes an image recording unit and an image reading unit supported to be pivotally movable above the image recording unit and configured to be opened and closed by being pivotally moved relative to the image recording unit. The ...more ...less
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US10178259B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10178259B2
Publication date: 2019-01-08
Application number: 15/466,211
Filing date: 2017-03-22
Inventor: Takahashi, Katsuyuki  
Abstract: In a printing system capable of supplying a sheet of a job having undergone print processing by the printing unit of a printing apparatus to a post-processing unit capable of executing at least a specific type of post-processing among a plurality of types of post-processes, when the target job requires the specific type of post-processing, the printing apparatus is inhibited from executing print processing of the job without explicitly determining a sheet necessary for the print processing of the job by a user using a user interface unit. When the target job does not require the specific type of post-processing, the printing apparatus is permitted to execute print processing of the job without explicitly determining a sheet necessary for the print processing of the job by the user using the user interface unit. In a printing system capable of supplying a sheet of a job having undergone print processing by the printing unit of a printing apparatus to a post-processing unit capable of executing at least a specific type of post-processing among a plurality of types of post-processes, when ...more ...less
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US10178271B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10178271B2
Publication date: 2019-01-08
Application number: 15/401,830
Filing date: 2017-01-09
Inventor: Iguchi, Junji  
Abstract: A facsimile apparatus includes a storage unit, a first detection unit, and a second detection unit. The storage unit stores a parameter based on a connection standard of a telephone-line connected to the facsimile apparatus, and an apparatus direct-current resistance of the facsimile apparatus. The first detection unit detects a first voltage that is a voltage at a line-open time of a telephone line connected to the facsimile apparatus. The second detection unit detects a second voltage that is a voltage at a line-capture time of the telephone line. By using the first voltage, the second voltage, the parameter, and the apparatus direct-current resistance, a voltage to be a threshold for determination of line capture is determined. By using a voltage detected from the telephone line and the voltage to be the threshold determined by the first determination unit, whether the telephone line is captured is determined. A facsimile apparatus includes a storage unit, a first detection unit, and a second detection unit. The storage unit stores a parameter based on a connection standard of a telephone-line connected to the facsimile apparatus, and an apparatus direct-current resistance of the ...more ...less
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US10221033B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10221033B2
Publication date: 2019-03-05
Application number: 15/642,202
Filing date: 2017-07-05
Abstract: A sheet discharge apparatus includes a main tray, a discharge unit, and an expansion tray. The main tray is pivotable between a closed position and open position relative to a sheet discharge apparatus main body. The discharge unit discharges the sheet onto the main tray in the closed position. The expansion tray expands a main tray stacking area and is movable between a storage position where the expansion tray is stored in the main tray and an expansion position where the expansion tray is slid from the storage position in a sheet discharge direction and expands the stacking area. At the expansion position, the expansion tray is pivotable independently of the main tray. A direction in which the expansion tray is pivoted upward is the same as a direction in which the main tray is pivoted from the closed to the opened position. A sheet discharge apparatus includes a main tray, a discharge unit, and an expansion tray. The main tray is pivotable between a closed position and open position relative to a sheet discharge apparatus main body. The discharge unit discharges the sheet onto the main tray in the ...more ...less
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US10214373B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10214373B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 15/727,009
Filing date: 2017-10-06
Inventor: Sata, Junichi  
Abstract: A sheet feeding device comprising: a stacking member on which a sheet is stacked; a first conveying portion that conveys a sheet stacked on the stacking member; a second conveying portion that separates and conveys a sheet conveyed by the first conveying portion; a stopper member that stops a sheet whose front end is abutted against the stopper member at an upstream of the second conveying portion in a sheet conveying direction, wherein the stopper member can be at a first position where the sheet can be stopped and a second position where the sheet can pass the stopper member, and wherein the stopper member can move from the first position toward the second position such that a sheet conveyed by the first conveying portion reaches the second conveying portion while maintaining a state where the front end of the sheet is abutted to the stopper member. A sheet feeding device comprising: a stacking member on which a sheet is stacked; a first conveying portion that conveys a sheet stacked on the stacking member; a second conveying portion that separates and conveys a sheet conveyed by the first conveying portion; a stopper ...more ...less
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US10209980B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10209980B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 14/916,973
Filing date: 2014-09-02
Inventor: Shimizu, Shota  
Abstract: If firmware installed in an image forming apparatus 100 is a firmware having a security specification configuration, an operator who is permitted to instruct to update the firmware in the image forming apparatus 100 is limited to an operator having an administrator authority. This may improve the security of the image forming apparatus. If firmware installed in an image forming apparatus 100 is a firmware having a security specification configuration, an operator who is permitted to instruct to update the firmware in the image forming apparatus 100 is limited to an operator having an administrator authority ...more ...less
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US10216135B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10216135B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 15/204,362
Filing date: 2016-07-07
Inventor: Miyakawa, Shogo  
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a housing having a plurality of frames. At least one of the plurality of frames is a box-shaped frame with bent portions. The box-shaped frame has a first surface and a second surface overlapping the first surface, where the first surface has an insertion portion and the second surface has a receiving portion into which the insertion portion is configured to be inserted. The first surface and the second surface are connected to each other by insertion of the insertion portion in the receiving portion. An image forming apparatus includes a housing having a plurality of frames. At least one of the plurality of frames is a box-shaped frame with bent portions. The box-shaped frame has a first surface and a second surface overlapping the first surface, where the first surface has ...more ...less
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US10214016B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10214016B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 15/881,562
Filing date: 2018-01-26
Abstract: An inkjet printing apparatus includes a printhead having an ejection orifice surface on which ejection orifices for ejecting ink are arranged, where the printhead performs a printing operation in a printing area; a carriage including the printhead, and movable in a first direction; a cap for covering the ejection orifice surface; and a wiper that wipes the ejection orifice surface. The cap is movable, by a movement of the carriage, to a first position, and to a second position farther from the printing area along the first direction. At the second position, the cap can rise and lower to a capping position at which the cap abuts the ejection orifice surface, and to a separated position at which the cap does not abut the ejection orifice surface. The wiper wipes the ejection orifice surface when the cap is at the second position and at the separated position. An inkjet printing apparatus includes a printhead having an ejection orifice surface on which ejection orifices for ejecting ink are arranged, where the printhead performs a printing operation in a printing area; a carriage including the printhead, and movable in a first ...more ...less
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US10209754B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10209754B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 15/410,051
Filing date: 2017-01-19
Inventor: Kaechi, Shuya  
Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises: a power supply; a communication unit configured to operate by using power from the power supply or a communication partner; an operation unit; a control unit configured to execute software for controlling processing of each unit of the communication apparatus, wherein the control unit starts processing to stop execution of the software if an operation to the operation unit is started while the control unit is executing the software; a power supply control unit configured to control power that is supplied to the control unit, in accordance with a state of as operation with respect to the operation unit; and a disabling unit configured to disable the communication unit, based on the state of the operation with respect to the operation unit and an execution state of the software. A communication apparatus comprises: a power supply; a communication unit configured to operate by using power from the power supply or a communication partner; an operation unit; a control unit configured to execute software for controlling processing of each unit of the ...more ...less
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US10209668B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10209668B2
Publication date: 2019-02-19
Application number: 15/942,652
Filing date: 2018-04-02
Abstract: An image forming apparatus in which a developer bearing member is disposed below a cleaning member, which cleans a charging member, so as to overlap with the cleaning member when viewed in a vertical direction and includes a base body and an elastic layer covering the base body and having a width in a longitudinal direction of the developer bearing member that accommodates the entire region of the cleaning member in the longitudinal direction. In the longitudinal direction, the cleaning member is disposed at a position where the entire region thereof in the longitudinal direction is accommodated in the width of the elastic layer. An image forming apparatus in which a developer bearing member is disposed below a cleaning member, which cleans a charging member, so as to overlap with the cleaning member when viewed in a vertical direction and includes a base body and an elastic layer covering the base body ...more ...less
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US10218328B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10218328B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 15/848,175
Filing date: 2017-12-20
Inventor: Saeki, Takatoshi  
Abstract: An audio processing apparatus comprises a signal processing unit configured to process an input audio signal by applying a gain to the input audio signal to generate an audio signal for monitoring by a user. The signal processing unit is configured to increase the gain applied to the input audio signal, in a case where the audio signal for monitoring becomes low, in two stages by first increasing a gain applied to the audio signal at first rate during a first stage and subsequently increasing the gain applied to the audio signal at a second rate during a second stage. An audio processing apparatus comprises a signal processing unit configured to process an input audio signal by applying a gain to the input audio signal to generate an audio signal for monitoring by a user. The signal processing unit is configured to increase the gain applied ...more ...less
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US10218863B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10218863B2
Publication date: 2019-02-26
Application number: 15/647,145
Filing date: 2017-07-11
Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a sonic wave output unit that outputs a sonic wave. A horn restricts an output direction of the sonic wave output from the sonic wave output unit. A cover member is provided on the sonic wave output unit, wherein a region on the cover member corresponding to an opening of the horn is provided with a horizontally arranged slit having a width equal to or larger than a horizontal width of the opening. An information processing apparatus includes a sonic wave output unit that outputs a sonic wave. A horn restricts an output direction of the sonic wave output from the sonic wave output unit. A cover member is provided on the sonic wave output unit, wherein a region on the cover ...more ...less