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US-8,055,824 Interface unit for interfacing host unit and peripheral unit
An interface unit for interfacing a host unit and first and second peripheral units includes a connector, an identification circuit, and first and second...
US-8,055,752 Application unit monitoring and reporting system and method with usage data logged into a map structure
A system for monitoring a user's usage of a target application. Such a target application can, as examples, be a software program running on a computer or a...
US-8,055,712 System for assisting collaborative activity
A system for assisting a collaborative activity includes a plurality of work interfaces, a role management unit, a workflow management unit, a collaborative...
US-8,055,178 Cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus having a pressing member which contacts an...
A cleaning device capable of reducing the apparatus and prolonging the service life of the cleaning blade is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cleaning...
US-8,055,174 Fixing device using induction heating and image forming apparatus using the fixing device
In a fixing device for fixing a toner image on a recording medium, a fixing roller and a heating roller support a fixing belt. A pressing roller presses against...
US-8,055,084 Image processing device, image compression method, image compression program, and recording medium
In an image processing device which compresses image data which is created by electronizing of a document, to generate compressed image data, a document type...
US-8,054,559 Zoom lens, information device, and imaging apparatus
A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a...
US-8,054,508 Image processing apparatus, method, and computer program product that generates and encodes coupled information...
An image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring unit that acquires an original image data containing first data, and a data processing unit that edits...
US-8,054,483 Image reading system, electronic paper used in the image reading system, and image reading method for handling...
An image reading system, in which an image reading method is performed, includes a document feeder, a media determination unit, a transfer controller, an image...
US-8,054,327 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus using the same
An optical deflector of the present invention includes a movable mirror and torsion bars supporting the mirror and formed integrally with the mirror. The mirror...
US-8,054,052 Constant voltage circuit
A constant voltage circuit converts a voltage input to an input terminal and outputs a predetermined constant voltage from an output terminal. The constant...
US-8,053,154 Toner and image forming method
A toner for electrostatic charge development is provided where the toner comprises a colorant and a resin and contains an organic boron compound represented by...
US-8,052,276 Image forming apparatus and belt conveying device
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming member and a belt conveying device. The image forming member is configured to form an image on a sheet. The...
US-8,052,274 Ink-jet recording apparatus, ink-jet copier and recording medium
A containing member contains a recording medium which has a base member and granular material coated on both sides of the base member, and roughness of the...
US-8,052,262 Liquid container and image forming apparatus employing the liquid container
A liquid container is detachably mountable in an image forming apparatus having a liquid introducing member. The liquid container includes a storage unit, a...
US-8,052,249 Liquid discharge head, liquid supply cartridge, and liquid jet apparatus having electrostatic actuator formed...
An approach applying a semiconductor manufacturing process in the manufacturing of an electrostatic actuator, such as for a droplet discharging head, liquid...
US-8,052,248 Liquid ejection head and image forming apparatus
Disclosed is a liquid ejection head that includes a flow path member having provided therein plural liquid chambers respectively in communication with plural...
US-8,052,247 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of heads each of which discharges liquid droplets, a base member to hold the heads arranged thereon, and a...
US-8,052,144 Method, apparatus, and system for forming image
An image forming apparatus connectable to a first feed tray and a second feed tray includes an image forming unit, a feed path, and a detecting unit provided on...
US-8,052,141 Recording-medium storage device and image forming apparatus
A first engaging member makes a first engagement with a first locking member to lock an edge guiding unit. A second engaging member makes a second engagement...
US-8,051,137 Multifunctional input/output device
A disclosed multifunctional input/output device has an e-mail client function for sending/receiving e-mails to/from a mail server. The multifunctional...
US-8,050,953 Use of a database in a network-based project schedule management system
A system is used for the creation, maintenance, and management of an overall project schedule, of individual project member schedules, and of project task...
US-8,050,607 Image forming apparatus, fixing unit, and image forming method with a cleaning mechanism that contacts a...
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming mechanism for forming an image on a recording medium with a developer according to image data and a fixing...
US-8,050,597 Toner container having a gear portion and image forming apparatus
A toner container includes a container body that contains toner therein, and a cap portion that is held by a toner-container holding unit and includes a toner...
US-8,050,593 Image forming apparatus including a mechanism for reliably mounting a process unit
An image forming apparatus capable of reliably positioning a process unit in a main image forming apparatus body, without impairing ease of mounting/dismounting...
US-8,050,583 Fixing device having heaters controlled based on temperatures detected by first and second temperature detectors
A fixing device, an image forming apparatus using the fixing device, and a temperature control method therefor. The fixing device includes a fixing roller, a...
US-8,050,580 Continuous-sheet printing tandem electrophotography system and method of printing a continuous sheet
A continuous-sheet printing tandem electrophotography system for printing a continuous sheet includes first and second electrophotography units. A first size of...
US-8,049,923 Method and apparatus for image processing capable of efficiently interfacing with different digital signal...
An image processing apparatus includes a signal input mechanism, a signal output mechanism and a control device. The control device controls a writing of data...
US-8,049,907 Data processing apparatus, data processing system, method for controlling data processing apparatus, method for...
A data processing apparatus is monitoring the first port of itself and the second port of itself. If the data processing apparatus receives data via the second...
US-8,049,906 Print control unit, a control method thereof, a print control program, and a recording medium for converting...
A print control unit, a control method of the print control unit, a print control program, and a computer readable recording medium are disclosed, The print...
US-8,049,771 Multi-beam image forming apparatus
A multi-beam image forming apparatus includes a beam generating unit 101, an optical scanner 102, an image processing unit 103 for dividing image data into...
US-8,049,211 Laminate structure and its manufacturing method, including wettability variable layer of material of variable...
A disclosed laminate structure is capable of having its surface free energy changed with a small amount of UV irradiation. The invention also discloses a method...
US-8,049,138 Method and apparatus for processing three-dimensional structure, method for producing three-dimensional shape...
An apparatus for processing a three-dimensional structure having a fine three-dimensional shape and a smooth surface is disclosed in which the three-dimensional...
US-8,047,940 Heat-resistant resin belt, manufacturing method thereof and image forming apparatus
A heat-resistant endless resin belt including a heat-resistant resin sheet, which can be employed in a thermal fixing apparatus, wherein the sheet includes two...
US-8,047,637 Piezoelectric actuator and manufacturing method thereof, liquid ejecting head, and image forming apparatus
A piezoelectric actuator is disclosed. The piezoelectric actuator includes a base member and three or more piezoelectric element members in which plural...
US-8,047,630 Liquid drop ejecting head and image forming apparatus, liquid drop ejecting apparatus, recording method
The same water-repellent process is provided on a nozzle forming part and the outer circumferential part of a nozzle formation member. A first water-repellent...
US-8,047,437 Card access apparatus and electronic apparatus implementing the same
A card access apparatus is provided that is adapted to be connected to plural types of cards, the apparatus including plural connection points adapted for the...
US-8,046,702 Screen editing apparatus, screen editing method, and computer program product
An attribute storing unit stores a type attribute indicating a type of a selection component for defining how a selection component having a plurality of...
US-8,046,613 Power control system
A power mode designating unit of a main system outputs an operation mode designating signal to a sub system. Upon shifting from the normal operation mode to the...
US-8,046,328 Secure pre-caching through local superdistribution and key exchange
A distributed peer-to-peer document archival system provides the version-control, security, access control, linking among stored documents and remote access to...
US-8,046,276 System and method for managing product reserve
A receiving section receives a supply request for product from a terminal set up at a shop or a terminal used by a client. A first determination processing...
US-8,046,088 Dependent power supplying apparatus and electronic instrument
A semiconductor power supplying apparatus driven by a power source includes at least two driven circuits for performing prescribed data processing when electric...
US-8,045,900 Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus that house a developing agent for forming an...
A developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus, have transport members with screw and shaft portions, transporting developer within the...
US-8,045,898 Powder conveyance unit and image forming apparatus including same
A powder conveyance unit, providable to an image forming apparatus, includes a path forming member configured to form a powder conveyance path including an...
US-8,045,893 Developing device and image forming apparatus including inclined transport screw
A developing device that can discharge developer by an amount of developer in the developing device increased by a carrier supplemented into the developing...
US-8,045,892 Developing unit, process cartridge, and image forming method and apparatus incorporating an agitation compartment
A developing unit used in an image forming apparatus with a latent image carrier includes a developer carrier, a supply compartment, a recovery compartment, a...
US-8,045,888 Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus
A conveying device conveys a sheet of non-blank recording medium recorded with an image formed in an image forming unit, and includes a container that is...
US-8,045,887 Image forming apparatus
An intermediate transfer unit includes a stand member that is integral with an intermediate-transfer-unit body of the intermediate transfer unit. The stand...
US-8,045,875 Image forming apparatus and image forming method capable of generating stable transfer electric field
An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier for carrying a toner image and a transfer device. In the transfer device, a voltage applier applies a...
US-8,045,874 Image forming apparatus and image density control method
An image forming apparatus includes a control device that calculates a developing ability of the developing device based on a detection value detected by an...
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