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Title:
MONITORING DEVICE AND IMAGE RECORDING AND MONITORING METHOD
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2021/065706
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Provided is a means to monitor the number of images recorded, corresponding to the printing material consumed from one cartridge, in image recording in which two types of cartridge are used simultaneously. A controller 51 obtains number-of-pages information indicating the number of sheets used in printing and a dot count value indicating the amount of ink consumed by each cartridge 15 during printing; determines, on the basis of the obtained dot count value, ratio information indicating the ratio of ink used by a cartridge 15 in normal usage format, relative to the total ink consumed by all cartridges 15; and sends the obtained number-of-pages information and the determined ratio information to a server 12.

Inventors:
DEURA YUSHI (JP)
ESAKI SHINYA (JP)
MINAMIKAWA SHUNSUKE (JP)
OKUNO TETSUYA (JP)
AZECHI HARUKA (JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP2020/036236
Publication Date:
April 08, 2021
Filing Date:
September 25, 2020
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Assignee:
BROTHER IND LTD (JP)
International Classes:
B41J29/38; B41J2/175; B41J29/00; G03G21/00; G06F3/12
Foreign References:
JP2006343605A2006-12-21
JP2012166465A2012-09-06
JP2002067451A2002-03-05
US20130016391A12013-01-17
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