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US-7,920,808 Belt device and image-forming apparatus
A belt device for use in an image forming apparatus includes two side frames supported by two slide rails disposed at the body of the image forming apparatus on...
US-7,920,802 Heating control device, fixing device, image forming apparatus, heating control method, and computer program...
A fixing device fixes an image on a recording medium by allowing the recording medium to pass through a nip between a pair of rotating members at least one of...
US-7,920,800 Image forming apparatus and failure detection method therefor
An image forming apparatus includes toner image forming devices for forming toner images of a plurality of mutually different colors, a toner image carrying...
US-7,920,759 Triggering applications for distributed action execution and use of mixed media recognition as a control input
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes...
US-7,920,458 Optical recording medium, and recording and reproducing method
An optical recording medium is provided with at least a substrate, light absorbing and heat generating parts each of which absorbs light and generates heat, and...
US-7,920,454 Optical recording medium, and method and apparatus for optical recording and reproducing thereof
An optical recording medium wherein a laser beam at a wavelength .lamda. is irradiated and recording and reproducing of information are performed by optical...
US-7,920,373 Cover unit, electronic device, and image forming apparatus
A cover unit to open and close an opening formed in a main body includes a cover including a hinged first end portion, a second end portion including an...
US-7,920,305 Optical scanning device, optical scanning method, computer program product for executing optical scanning...
An optical scanning device of the invention includes: n-odd (n.gtoreq.2) light sources disposed at different positions at least in a sub scanning direction; a...
US-7,920,304 Image reading device and image forming apparatus
An image reading apparatus includes a plurality of light sources to illuminate a document; an illumination optical system to guide light to a reading target...
US-7,920,187 Image pickup device that identifies portions of a face
An image pickup device includes an image pickup unit configured to convert an optical image of a subject to image data and to output the image data, a face...
US-7,919,847 Semiconductor wafer, semiconductor device, and semiconductor device manufacturing method
A semiconductor wafer includes a plurality of chip areas, a scribe line area, a bonding pad, a probing pad, and a pad connection wiring. The plurality of chip...
US-7,919,544 Ink-media set, ink composition, ink cartridge, inkjet recording method, inkjet recording apparatus, and ink...
An ink-media set, comprising an ink composition and a recording medium, wherein the ink composition comprises a polymer fine particle containing a dye and an...
US-7,919,221 Electrophotographic printing toner, electrophotographic printing method and liquid developer for...
An electrophotographic printing toner including a colorant and a resin, wherein the colorant includes a dye having at least one reactive group selected from the...
US-7,919,220 Electrophotographic photoreceptor, image forming apparatus and process cartridge
An electrophotographic photoreceptor, comprising: an electroconductive substrate; and a photosensitive layer located overlying the electroconductive...
US-7,918,963 Method and apparatus for adhering parts maintaining adjusted position
An apparatus maintaining adjusted positions of parts assembled by adhering includes a device coating plural sections between a part and an adhering target with...
US-7,918,451 Switchback mechanism and image forming apparatus
In a color printer in which a drive force of a fixed gear that rotates not in both a forward direction and a reverse direction but in either one direction only...
US-7,918,450 Sheet processing apparatus, sheet processing method, and image forming apparatus
When a sheet is conveyed to a position where a conveying speed can be changed from a first conveying speed to a second conveying speed while a discharging unit...
US-7,918,180 Film forming apparatus
A film forming apparatus to form a coating film by applying a coating material to an outer circumferential surface of a cylindrical object to be coated,...
US-7,917,619 Supporting multiple service discovery protocols on a device
Techniques for supporting multiple service discovery protocols (SDPs) on a network-enabled device (NED) are provided. The NED includes a plurality of SDP...
US-7,917,608 Wireless communication apparatus selectively connecting to peripheral apparatuses
There is provided a wireless communication apparatus where a searching condition according to connection schemes for to-be-searched peripheral apparatuses is...
US-7,917,554 Visibly-perceptible hot spots in documents
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes...
US-7,917,077 Waste-toner housing device, and image forming apparatus
A waste-toner housing device that is detachably attached to an image forming apparatus for housing waste toner includes a waste-toner container and a first...
US-7,917,070 Intermediate transfer device and image forming apparatus using same
An intermediate transfer device includes a secondary intermediate transfer member configured to transfer a toner image from an image bearing member via a primary...
US-7,917,067 Magnetic field generating member and manufacturing method thereof, magnetic particle support body, image...
A magnetic field generating member with high stiffness and small size, an image development device, a process cartridge and an image forming apparatus including...
US-7,917,060 Image forming apparatus having a sensor blocking device
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form a toner image on an image bearing member, an endless belt configured to transfer and...
US-7,917,058 Image forming apparatus with cartridge loading device
An image forming apparatus that includes at least one process cartridge having a photosensitive element, a development unit, a toner storage unit, a driven shaft...
US-7,917,055 Toner container including a toner draining unit and a shutter, and corresponding image forming apparatus
A toner container includes a vessel for storing toner, a toner draining unit having a toner draining passage, and a shutter in the toner draining passage. The...
US-7,917,045 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
An image forming apparatus forms high precision full color image by correcting the adhesion quantity of an image visualizing agent and a position shift of a...
US-7,916,975 Image processing apparatus and image processing control method
An image processing apparatus capable of regulating memory increase to realize cost reduction while securing the degree of freedom in programming by means of a...
US-7,916,603 Phase-change optical information recording medium and method for recording and recording apparatus using the same
Provided by the present invention is a method for recording on a phase-change optical information recording medium including irradiating "m" number of heating...
US-7,916,409 Lens barrel, lens driving apparatus, camera, and mobile information terminal
A lens barrel includes a plurality of lens groups each having at least one lens; a plurality of lens retaining frames which retain a corresponding one of the...
US-7,916,374 Optical scanning device, optical scanning method, program, recording medium, and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device is configured to identify a light-emitting unit at the start of writing on the basis of a sub-scanning resist displacement and selects...
US-7,916,331 Image reading device and computer program product
A reading unit reads image data from an image. An information processing terminal is connected to the reading unit. The information processing terminal includes...
US-7,916,208 Image processor, digital camera, and method for processing image data
An image processor including an object extracting device extracting an object region from original image data; an object separating device separating the object...
US-7,916,182 Imaging device and method which performs face recognition during a timer delay
An apparatus and method for capturing images using a delay timer and face detection. After a command is given to begin a photographing process, a face detector...
US-7,916,161 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus is provided with a light scanning device that directs laser beams emitted from a plurality of laser light sources on to a plurality of...
US-7,915,966 Oscillator for controlling voltage
The present invention relates to a resonance type voltage control oscillator. The voltage control oscillator includes an inductor unit including two inductances...
US-7,915,952 Semiconductor integrated circuit
In a semiconductor integrated circuit, a switching circuit controls the capacity of a capacitor unit based on a control signal from a control circuit and...
US-7,915,880 Step-up DC-DC converter
A step-up DC-DC converter is disclosed that is capable of high efficiency power conversion under both a heavy load condition and a light load condition. The...
US-7,915,655 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate and a metal-oxide semiconductor transistor. A first dielectric layer of the metal oxide semiconductor...
US-7,914,959 Image bearing member, image forming method, and image forming apparatus
An image bearing member including a substrate, a photosensitive layer, provided overlying the substrate and a cross linking charge transport layer provided...
US-7,914,126 Ink jet head manufacturing device, ink jet head manufacturing method, and ink jet device
In an ink jet head manufacturing device, first and second diodes are arranged on a path extending from a gate of a control unit to an individual electrode of an...
US-7,914,096 Image forming apparatus, landing position shift correction method, and landing position shift correction sheet...
A disclosed image forming apparatus includes a recording head configured to jet liquid droplets; a pattern forming unit configured to form, on a water-repellent...
US-7,913,171 Communication control device, communication control method, and communication control system
A receiving unit receives user-specific identification data from a display processing device connected via a network. A transmitting unit transmits operation...
US-7,913,098 Image forming apparatus and power control method
A fixing unit fixes a toner image transferred onto a recording medium to the recording medium by heating and pressurizing the toner image. An auxiliary power...
US-7,912,989 Network interface for decreasing power consumption
A network interface is provided, in which it has an active mode and at least one of a disconnect mode and a suspend mode, and performs a predetermined process...
US-7,912,944 Information processing apparatus, process control method, and process control program product
A disclosed information processing apparatus includes an information processing unit configured to operate as a daemon process; an information displaying unit...
US-7,912,412 Transfer-fixing device, image forming apparatus including the transfer-fixing device, and transfer-fixing method
A transfer-fixing device transfers and fixes a toner image onto a transfer-fixing surface of a recording medium, and includes a transfer-fixing member, a...
US-7,912,410 Developing device, a process cartridge and an image forming apparatus including a toner carrier and a voltage...
A developing device for a toner powder cloud development system, which can achieve high image quality and can be made compact. The developing device has a...
US-7,912,408 Image forming apparatus, process cartridge, and development device
An image forming apparatus includes a development device for supplying a developer containing toner and carrier to an electrostatic latent image carrying member...
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