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US-7,962,055 Image forming apparatus
According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a photoreceptor, a charging unit, an exposure unit, a developing unit, a transfer unit, a...
US-7,962,054 Image forming apparatus having a function of predicting device deterioration based on a plurality of types of...
An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of types of operation control...
US-7,961,761 Network synchronization system and information processing device
In a network synchronization system including plural information processing devices, a first information processing device includes a synchronization-use common...
US-7,961,471 Image processing apparatus with heat dissipating structure
An information processing apparatus having improved cooling efficiency is disclosed. The information processing apparatus includes a first chassis and a second...
US-7,961,410 Lens barrel and camera
A collapsible lens barrel having a low-profile size and a camera applied with the collapsible lens barrel. The lens barrel includes a first retractable...
US-7,961,392 Polarization beam splitter and polarization conversion element
A disclosed polarization beam splitter is effective when light to undergo polarization-splitting has an incidence angle that falls in a range of 54 degrees...
US-7,961,365 Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus
An image reading apparatus includes: a light source which irradiates illumination light to a document; an imaging element which images reflected light of the...
US-7,961,228 Imaging apparatus and method for controlling exposure by determining backlight situations and detecting a face
An imaging apparatus having an automatic exposure function includes: an imaging section which images a photographic subject, and which obtains image data...
US-7,961,218 Image input apparatus, program executed by computer, and method for preparing document with image
A digital camera inputs an image capture guide list including at least one of image titles as targets to be recorded, and displays the image title(s) included...
US-7,961,211 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a light source; a light source driving unit configured to modulate/drive the light source; a pulse width information holding...
US-7,961,208 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and image forming program product
An image is formed by dividing rasterized original image data into regions in accordance with N recording heads, and scanning a recording body by simultaneously...
US-7,960,084 Method of preparing information recording medium
An information recording medium includes a transparent recording member and a substantially non-transparent member. The transparent recording member has at...
US-7,960,083 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and process cartridge
An image forming apparatus including a charging unit, an exposing unit, a developing unit, a transferring unit, and a fixing unit. A toner containing a colorant...
US-7,960,081 Electrophotographic photoreceptor having N-alkoxymethylated nylon intermediate layer, and image forming...
An electrophotographic photoreceptor, including an electroconductive substrate; an intermediate layer, located overlying the electroconductive substrate; and a...
US-7,960,070 Electrocatalyst for ethanol oxidation and direct ethanol fuel cell using the same
An electrocatalyst for ethanol oxidization includes an elemental mixture containing platinum and ruthenium and at least one element, wherein the foregoing at...
US-7,959,300 Projected image display unit
A projection image display device including a display plane for displaying an image, a projection mechanism projecting an image on the display plane, and an...
US-7,959,151 Image forming apparatus and recording medium conveying device included in the image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus conveying a recording medium through a sheet conveying path may include a recording medium conveying device, and includes an edge...
US-7,958,988 Conveying device and image forming apparatus
A conveying device includes a guiding member that has a contact portion that comes into contact with an inner peripheral surface of a conveying belt in which a...
US-7,958,236 Method and system for remote diagnostic, control and information collection based on various communication...
A method, system, and program product for communicating with machines and end users connected to a network. Information sent to or from the machines is...
US-7,958,140 Method of controlling user information and information processing apparatus
A method of controlling user information for an information processing apparatus includes the steps of a process of an application program requesting user...
US-7,958,135 Information processing apparatus, information recording system, information recording method, and...
An information processing apparatus is disclosed that that acquires image/audio information in response to an operations command and generates predetermined...
US-7,957,678 Image forming apparatus capable of effectively developing images
An image forming apparatus, a process cartridge, and a developing unit includes a developer carrying member to carry developer, first and second rotary members...
US-7,957,670 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and supporting mechanism
An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of process units, a plurality of latent image carriers, an optical writing unit, an upper cover, and a pitch...
US-7,957,663 Heater, fixing unit and image forming apparatus
A heater is operable with a main power supply unit and a chargeable auxiliary power supplying unit. The heater includes a heater part having one or a plurality...
US-7,957,599 Enhancement of compressed images
A method and apparatus for enhancing compressed images is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises characterizing quantization noise in reconstructed...
US-7,957,444 Surface-emission laser diode, surface-emission laser diode array, optical scanning apparatus and image forming...
A surface-emission laser diode of a vertical-cavity surface-emission laser structure includes a substrate and a mesa structure formed on the substrate, the mesa...
US-7,957,039 Original-document illumination apparatus, image reading apparatus, color-original-document reading apparatus...
An original-document illumination apparatus includes an illuminated face on which an original-document is placed. The original-document illumination apparatus...
US-7,957,026 Image transmitting apparatus, including a reading condition determining unit
An image transmitting apparatus receives a first reading condition relating to an image from an external apparatus via a network. The image transmitting...
US-7,957,023 Scan solution system
A document data producing part produces document data in which first meta data is embedded based on a document template and a data source; a printing part...
US-7,957,021 Image handling apparatus, image processing system, image process controlling method, and image process...
An image handling apparatus is disclosed, including an operation panel, hardware resources, a transferring part, and an image generation controlling part. The...
US-7,957,019 Method and apparatus for managing printing devices
A process of managing printing devices at distributed sites, carried out by a contractor for a client. A database portal is provided which is continuously...
US-7,956,884 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
In an optical scanning device employing a multi-beam scanning method, a surface emitting laser light source includes laser emission sources; a ...
US-7,956,882 Multiple-beam scanning device and image forming apparatus having the multiple-beam scanning device
A multi-beam scanning device includes a light source part having a plurality of light emitting sources which light emitting sources are monolithically arranged...
US-7,956,676 Semiconductor apparatus
A semiconductor apparatus includes a constant voltage circuit that converts an input voltage and outputs a prescribed constant voltage. The constant voltage...
US-7,956,672 Reference voltage generating circuit
A reference voltage generating circuit includes a resistance dividing circuit formed with resistors connected in series. This circuit includes: a first power...
US-7,956,318 Optical scanning device and optical scanning method having a light deflector, separation optical system and...
An optical scanning device includes a light source, a light deflector for deflecting and scanning a light beam from the light source, a scanning imaging optical...
US-7,955,768 Electrophotographic photoconductor and method for producing the same, image forming apparatus, and process...
There is provided an electrophotographic photoconductor containing a conductive substrate, and a photosensitive layer, disposed thereon, containing a charge...
US-7,954,814 Feeding device and image forming apparatus
A sheet discharge roller has a contact portion in contact with a feed roller and a noncontact portion not in contact with the feed roller. The sheet discharge...
US-7,954,808 Sheet processing device, image forming apparatus, and image forming system
A shifting unit shifts a plurality of sheets discharged on a tray to a different position in a sheet width direction that is perpendicular to a sheet...
US-7,954,801 Side position stapler for post-processing device
A sheet post-processing device receives a sheet from an image forming apparatus conveys a plurality of the sheets to a staple tray to form a sheet pile, and...
US-7,954,800 Openable sheet processing device
A sheet processing device includes a sheet aligning unit that aligns a sheet recording medium. The sheet aligning unit is configured to be pulled out from a...
US-7,954,056 Television-based visualization and navigation interface
Techniques for retrieving and displaying multimedia information are provided. A television (TV) interface is provided that displays multimedia information that...
US-7,953,758 Workflow management method and workflow management apparatus
A disclosed workflow management method includes a workflow starting step of determining a workflow based on one or more tags attached to a workflow document,...
US-7,953,363 Lubricant applicator and image forming apparatus including same
A lubricant applicator includes a solid mold lubricant, a lubricant application roller, and a flicker member. The lubricant application roller scrapes and...
US-7,953,362 Image forming apparatus, process cartridge, and lubricant applicator
An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor and a lubricant applicator. The photoconductor carries a toner image formed by developing an electrostatic...
US-7,953,361 Fixing device and image forming apparatus
The fixing device includes a fixing unit, a pressure unit that comes into pressure-contact with the fixing unit to form a nip, and control guides. The fixing...
US-7,953,355 Endless belt member, transfer unit incorporating same, and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A multi-layer endless belt member, which can be incorporated in a transfer unit for use in an image forming apparatus, includes a base layer and a surface layer...
US-7,953,350 Developing device for developing latent images to toner images
A developing device including a development part for developing latent images to toner images. The developing device also includes an agitation part that...
US-7,953,341 Automatic document feeder, image reading system including same, and image forming apparatus including same
An automatic document feeder, included in an image reading system that can be included in an image forming apparatus, is configured to transfer an original...
US-7,953,338 Heating apparatus, fixing apparatus, and image forming apparatus which charges an auxiliary power unit to less...
A disclosed heating apparatus comprises: a heat generator for receiving electric power supply from a main power source and an auxiliary power unit and...
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