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US-8,014,711 Fixing unit having enhanced temperature control and image forming apparatus using the same
A fixing unit includes a rotatable fixing member and a rotatable pressure applying member. The rotatable fixing member has a heat generating layer to generate...
US-8,014,708 Belt member, transfer unit incorporating same, image forming apparatus incorporating same, and method of...
A multi-layer endless belt member with a high-resistance surface layer for use in an image forming apparatus. A volume resistivity thereof ranges from...
US-8,014,706 Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A developing device is disclosed. The developing device includes a developing roller disposed to face an image carrier and a toner carrier capturing roller...
US-8,014,704 Developing agent storage device and image forming apparatus having same in which the chargeability level of the...
A developing agent storage device for storing a refill developing agent includes toner particles, carrier particles, an inner layer of the developing agent...
US-8,014,703 Development device and image forming apparatus
The development device includes a development member and a circulation member. The development member develops an electrostatic latent image formed on a latent...
US-8,014,701 Contacting and separating mechanism and image forming apparatus
A contacting and separating mechanism which causes a first member to contact a second member and separates the first member contacting the second member from...
US-8,014,693 Image forming apparatus having improved serviceability
An image forming apparatus including maintenance function for maintaining the image forming apparatus at a given operating condition includes an operation...
US-8,014,661 Imaging device and imaging method
An imaging device includes an autofocusing section, which moves at least a part of an imaging lens as a focusing lens, and focuses the imaging device on a...
US-8,014,627 Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product
An image-information acquiring unit acquires image information. A component separating unit separates the image information acquired into luminance information...
US-8,014,559 Information embedding apparatus, information embedding method, information extracting apparatus, information...
A first-information obtaining unit that obtains first information and a second-information obtaining unit obtains second information. The second information has...
US-8,014,502 Communication device
A communication device includes a network control device connected to a Public Switched Telephone Network; an interface connected to an IP network; an...
US-8,014,058 Method for driving optical deflecting device array, optical deflecting device array, optical deflecting device,...
A method for driving an optical deflecting device array is disclosed, including in a series of processes for the light deflection operation, at least, a state...
US-8,014,051 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
At least one of a coupling lens and a cylindrical lens has a diffraction lens surface having a ring-band structure with a height h between adjacent ring-bands....
US-8,014,041 Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning apparatus which includes: a light source unit which emits a light beam; a deflection scanning device which deflects the light beam emitted...
US-8,014,039 Document management system, a document management method, and a document management program
A document management system, a document management method, and a document management program for managing document data generated by scanning are disclosed....
US-8,013,348 Semiconductor device with a driver circuit for light emitting diodes
A novel semiconductor device includes a plurality of light emitting diodes, a plurality of transistors, a source pad, and a plurality of wires. The plurality of...
US-8,012,663 Toner manufacturing method, toner manufacturing apparatus, and toner manufactured by way of the toner...
A method of manufacturing a toner includes preparing a droplet forming device, comprising a storage portion to store a toner composition solution, a thin film...
US-8,012,662 Method of manufacturing toner
A method of manufacturing toner including; melting and kneading a mixture including a binder resin and a coloring agent; cooling down the melted and kneaded...
US-8,012,660 Image forming method and image forming apparatus
An image forming method is provided including: charging an image bearing member; irradiating the image bearing member with a light beam to form an electrostatic...
US-8,012,659 Image forming apparatus, toner, and process cartridge
An image forming apparatus including a fixing device to fix a toner image on a recording medium including a heat roller and an oil applicator to apply a...
US-8,012,658 Toner for developing electrostatic image, and image forming apparatus and process cartridge using the toner
A toner including a binder resin including a polyester resin and a vinyl resin; a wax; and a colorant, wherein the vinyl resin includes a unit obtained from a...
US-8,011,765 Liquid feeding member for liquid ejection head, liquid ejection device, and image forming apparatus
A liquid ejection device ejects liquid droplets from a liquid ejection head. The liquid ejection device includes a liquid feeding member that feeds liquid to...
US-8,011,756 Imaging method and inkjet recording apparatus
An imaging method is disclosed for realizing full color printing using an ink head configured to discharge black ink and a plurality of color inks. The imaging...
US-8,011,611 Roll paper type recording medium transporting mechanism and image forming apparatus
In a recording medium transporting mechanism, a flange member is attached on either side of a roll paper and the flange member has a diameter smaller than a...
US-8,011,282 Sheet processing device, image forming apparatus, and sheet processing method
A sheet processing device having punch processing device(s) for punch-processing on a conveyed sheet member and a punch-scrap storage box for storing punch...
US-8,011,281 Punching device, conveying device, finishing device, and image forming apparatus
A punching device includes a detecting unit, a punching unit, a moving unit, a storage unit, and a controlling unit. The detecting unit detects a lateral edge...
US-8,010,841 Diagnosis apparatus, diagnosis method, and storage medium
A diagnosis apparatus is disclosed that is able to promote productivity of a diagnosis of the target program which may be for an image forming apparatus such as...
US-8,010,730 Bus converter, semiconductor device, and noise reduction method of bus converter and semiconductor device
A bus converter is disclosed that converts a signal of a synchronous bus into a signal of an asynchronous bus. The bus converter includes a control signal...
US-8,010,729 Image processing controller and image processing device
A first interface receives image information and an output destination address from a first external device. A second interface transmits image information to a...
US-8,010,660 System and method for processing data from functional entities using an intermediate storage
The present invention is directed to a server system for supplying differing amounts of data into a database, wherein the system comprises the database and a...
US-8,010,034 Waste toner conveying device and image forming apparatus
A waste toner conveying device includes a first conveying path configured to convey waste toner having paper powder at a low mixed ratio, which is stored in a...
US-8,010,028 Image forming apparatus and fixing device
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device for forming a toner image on a recording medium and a fixing device for fixing the toner image...
US-8,010,027 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image transfer belt, a first pressure member, a second pressure member, and an adjustable tension member. The image...
US-8,010,026 Image forming system and method of detecting color misregistration
An image forming system, in which a method of detecting a misregistration of a color image is performed, includes multiple image carriers, an optical writing...
US-8,010,023 Developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A developing device for developing an electrostatic latent image on an image carrier by supplying a one-component developer to the image carrier. Good images...
US-8,010,020 Developing device and image forming apparatus equipped with the same
The developer conveyance amount on the upstream side of an agitation conveyance path in a developer conveyance direction becomes larger than the amount of...
US-8,010,019 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus that includes a plurality of image bearing members, a plurality of drive sources each including a drive gear, a plurality of driven...
US-8,010,012 Image forming apparatus including a latent image carrier and an exposing unit
A biasing unit biases an exposing unit with respect to a main unit in at least one direction in a direction approaching the main body, so that the exposing unit...
US-8,010,010 Energy storage device, image forming apparatus including energy storage device, and discharge control method
An energy storage device that includes capacitor cells of a first type having a first internal resistance and capacitor cells of a second type having a second...
US-8,010,007 Image forming apparatus including a plurality of heating units and method of controlling the same
A control unit controls supply of power to a plurality of heating units at predetermined control period T1 that is set by a first unit. A second unit sets power...
US-8,010,005 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a transfer device, a voltage applicator, a current sensor, and a discharge detector. The transfer device transfers a toner...
US-8,009,999 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
A tandem-type image forming apparatus includes a toner mark pattern forming unit configured to form a toner mark pattern; a sensor configured to detect the...
US-8,009,997 Toner replenishment determination device of an image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus, which comprises a toner density detection device for detecting the density of a toner inside a developing device, acquires the...
US-8,009,860 Image processing apparatus, method, program and recording medium for extracting embedded information
An image processing apparatus for extracting embedded information that is embedded in an image is provided. The image processing apparatus includes: an...
US-8,009,714 Laser diode and semiconductor light-emitting device producing visible-wavelength radiation
A laser diode includes a substrate having a lattice constant of GaAs or between GaAs and GaP, a first cladding layer of AlGaInP formed on the substrate, an...
US-8,009,538 Information recording method, information recording apparatus, information recording program and recording...
An information recording apparatus and method can prevent an information recording medium having a plurality of recording layers from being incompatible with a...
US-8,009,534 Method of recording data in multilayered recordable optical recording medium, recording and reproducing...
A method of recording data in a multilayered recordable optical recording medium is disclosed. When test recording is executed in a multilayered recordable...
US-8,009,342 Optical scanning device, image forming apparatus, and controlling method
An optical scanning device includes a vertical cavity surface emitting laser, a driving unit that controls modulation driving, a coupling optical system that...
US-8,009,316 Methods and apparatus for efficient sheetside bitmap processing using meta-data information
Methods and apparatus for using meta-data structures to represent portions of a bitmap memory when generating the sheetside image and when generating a...
US-8,009,312 Appropriate printer selection simulation system, ink consumption amount simulation device, and cost server
An appropriate printer selection simulation system for selecting an appropriate printer providing more expressive output with lower running cost is disclosed....
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