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US-7,979,786 Techniques for retrieving multimedia information using a paper-based interface
The present invention provides techniques for generating a printable representation of multimedia information that can be printed on a paper medium to provide a...
US-7,979,726 Information processing apparatus using server copy of predetermined information when storing part is in power...
An information processing apparatus having a plurality of power modes having different power consumptions, includes: a storing part storing therein...
US-7,979,645 Multiprocessor system for memory mapping of processing nodes
A memory mapping unit requests allocation of a remote memory to memory mapping units of other processor nodes via a second communication unit, and requests...
US-7,979,595 External apparatus function extension application system and firmware download driver system
An external apparatus function extension application system in a host computer is provided. The host computer sets a property value of an external apparatus...
US-7,979,581 Apparatus and method for proper name resolution
An image processing apparatus to be coupled to a DNS server through a network includes a name registration requesting unit configured to transmit a registration...
US-7,979,536 Method and system of remote diagnostic, control and information collection using a dynamic linked library for...
A system, method and program product for diagnosing, controlling and collecting information from devices. Information regarding events of a target application...
US-7,979,534 Method of configuring a computer to include the available options of a printer
A method of configuring a computer connected to a printer via a network by transmitting commands, such as SNMP commands, to the printer in order to retrieve the...
US-7,979,325 Online merchandising system, server, estimation managing method, computer program product, and computer data signal
A shopping server accepts a request for estimation of arbitrary designated items given by a client terminal, and generates estimation data for the designated...
US-7,979,017 Image-bearing member protecting agent, protective layer forming device, image forming method, image forming...
An object of the present disclosure is to provide an image-bearing member protecting agent capable of preventing abrasion of an image-bearing member, filming on...
US-7,979,016 Image forming apparatus and protective agent block
An image forming apparatus including an image bearing member that bears a latent electrostatic image on the surface thereof, a charging device that uniformly...
US-7,979,013 Developing device of image forming apparatus
A developing device that can be formed at low cost and without increasing the complexity of a die structure of a casing comprises a development roller, a supply...
US-7,979,010 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
Provided is an image forming apparatus including at least a latent image bearing member, a latent electrostatic image forming unit, a developing unit which...
US-7,979,000 Transfer unit and image forming apparatus
A turnable transfer unit, including a transfer member forming a transfer nip while contacting an image bearer installed in an image forming apparatus; and a...
US-7,978,993 Image forming apparatus, computer program product for forming image, and image forming method
A first calculating unit calculates an allocation time required for forming a patch pattern. A second calculating unit calculates a maximum patch-pattern length...
US-7,978,986 Image forming apparatus and method for monitoring the degree of consumption of consumable components
Upon generation of an image forming request, a control unit sets a request flag in a nonvolatile rewritable memory. A toner consumption monitoring unit...
US-7,978,739 Surface emitting laser element, surface emitting laser array, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus
In a surface emitting laser element, on an inclined substrate, a resonator structural body including an active layer, and a lower semiconductor DBR and an upper...
US-7,978,370 Method and system of remote monitoring of image forming apparatus
A method and system for monitoring and controlling machines, such as printers, copiers, facsimile machine and other image forming machines. A server is used for...
US-7,978,361 Automatic and transparent document archiving
An automatic archiving system that makes document archiving largely transparent to the user. In one embodiment, documents scanned in or printed during the...
US-7,978,353 Document input and output device having security protection function and document input and output method of...
A document input and output device with a security protection function, the document input and output device being connected to a network and using a plurality...
US-7,978,351 Printer configuration data setting method and server using the printer configuration data
A method for setting configuration data of a printer for a printer driver in a server is provided, in which the server is used in an image printing system that...
US-7,978,261 Image pickup device, automatic focusing method, automatic exposure method, electronic flash control method and...
An image pickup device provided with an electronic flash function including an image pickup unit configured to input image data corresponding to a subject, a...
US-7,978,253 Image pickup device using blur processing and control method thereof
An image pickup device includes a system control section which determines an area with closest proximity as an AF area among AF evaluation areas in a central...
US-7,977,764 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device that includes a metal fuse which may be used for redundancy or trimming, allowing for adjustment in the characteristics of a circuit. The...
US-7,977,408 Recording ink, ink set, ink cartridge, ink record, inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording method
It is an object of the present invention to provide a recording ink which contains at least a pigment, a dispersant, a water-soluble solvent, a wetting agent...
US-7,976,922 Optical recording medium
An optical recording medium including a substrate, an information recording layer including a recording layer and a cover layer, wherein information is written...
US-7,974,870 Sales activity management system, server device, recording medium and computer data signal
A server device includes an activity content evaluation unit, an activity pattern analyzing unit, an evaluation report creating unit, and an evaluation report...
US-7,974,565 Cleaning device for image forming apparatus and process cartridge provided therewith
The present invention relates to a cleaning device that allows the obtaining of a high level of removal performance while reducing wear between a plate-shaped...
US-7,974,556 Development device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A development device includes a screw conveyer to convey powder contained in a development casing in a direction along a shaft of the screw conveyer, a bearing...
US-7,974,544 Electrophotography apparatus having edge detection of toner patch and exposure control
An electrophotography apparatus prevents the edge effect without causing the blurring or loss of a single-dot image or a single-dot-width line. Based on a...
US-7,974,520 Information recording ensuring compatibility with different types of recording media
A method of optically recording data on a disk-like information recording medium from the center side to the peripheral side thereof, dividing the information...
US-7,974,236 Approach for configuring Wi-Fi devices
According to an approach for configuring Wi-Fi devices, a wireless access point changes its mode of operation from a normal operating mode to a configuration...
US-7,974,060 Overcurrent limitation and output short-circuit protection circuit, voltage regulator using overcurrent...
A disclosed overcurrent protection and output short-circuit protection circuit has a proportional output current generation unit and a first current voltage...
US-7,973,990 Optical scanning device, optical writing device, and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a first optical system for guiding light beams emitted from a plurality of light emitting units to an optical deflector, and...
US-7,973,962 Optimized printing of electronic documents
Approaches for the optimized printing of electronic documents are provided. The approaches are applicable to a wide variety of contexts and implementations and...
US-7,973,960 Document processing system
A document processing system is disclosed that is capable of processing both fixed-format and unfixed-format hand written paper documents. The document...
US-7,973,958 Image forming apparatus conducting an interpretation operation
An image forming apparatus for forming images by outputting plural image data in an order corresponding to an input order of plural input data is disclosed. The...
US-7,973,952 Method and apparatus for determining developer consumption, and image forming apparatus
A developer consumption determining method for determining a developer consumption of an image forming apparatus includes the steps of dividing one of writing...
US-7,973,853 Image pickup device, automatic focusing method, automatic exposure method calculating an exposure based on a...
An image pickup device provided with an automatic exposure function includes an image pickup unit configured to input image data corresponding to a subject, a...
US-7,973,817 Pixel clock and pulse-modulation-signal generating device, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus
A pixel clock and pulse-modulation-signal generating device includes a high-frequency-clock generating unit that generates a high-frequency clock; a...
US-7,971,878 Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus
A sheet conveying device includes a torque estimation unit that, based upon a first load torque generated at a time that a sheet-like member passes through a...
US-7,971,528 Used-master security system for a printing apparatus
There is provided a used-master security system for a printing apparatus that can prohibit the removal of used masters for any type of master and to safely...
US-7,971,167 Semiconductor design support device, semiconductor design support method, and manufacturing method for...
A semiconductor design support device for designing a semiconductor integrated circuit includes a behavioral description, an RTL description, and a latency...
US-7,971,079 Apparatus having power saving mode and method of controlling apparatus
An apparatus operable to enter a power saving mode in which a main portion of the apparatus is powered off includes an alarm unit configured to produce an alarm...
US-7,970,738 Always on and updated operation for document logs
A method and an apparatus for handling updated or new entries for a document log are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a user input...
US-7,970,636 Replacement part order processing apparatus, method for ordering replacement parts and computer-readable...
A controlling unit of a replacement part management server specifies a maintenance target equipment and acquires order conditions from a responsible personnel...
US-7,970,336 Powder housing unit and image forming apparatus with powder housing unit
A powder housing unit includes a plate-shaped agitating unit that is horizontally arranged inside of a casing to accommodate a powder, a rotating shaft that...
US-7,970,334 Image-carrier protecting agent, protecting-layer forming device, image forming method, image forming apparatus,...
A protecting layer is formed on a surface of an image carrier with a protecting agent that contains at least an organic compound having melting property of...
US-7,970,325 Transfer fixing member, transfer fixing device and image forming apparatus
A transfer fixing member containing a base, and an outermost surface layer composed of an elastic material in which a conductive material is dispersed, wherein...
US-7,970,324 Developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus for preventing an abnormal image due to...
A developer carrier is provided in a rotatable manner. A layer-thickness control member makes a layer thickness of a developer carried on the developer carrier...
US-7,970,323 Developing device, developer therefor, and image forming method and apparatus, and process cartridge using the...
A developing device including a developer bearing member configured to feed a developer to an image bearing member; a developer supplying member, which is...
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