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US-7,936,989 Image capturing apparatus
An image capturing apparatus includes an optical unit for forming an image of a subject, a first light extinction unit present on an optical axis of the optical...
US-7,936,571 Protection circuit module for secondary battery
A protection circuit module for a secondary battery including a wiring substrate including two battery-side external connection terminals provided on a top...
US-7,936,498 Display element, image display device, and image display system
A display element includes a hollow structure. The hollow structure includes plural cells disposed in a plane, each having an opening in a first wall of the...
US-7,936,494 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a light source, a deflector, and an optical system including an elongated optical element that focuses deflected luminous...
US-7,936,493 Dot position correcting apparatus, optical scanning apparatus, imaging apparatus, and color imaging apparatus
An optical scanning apparatus that includes a light source unit having plural main light sources that are two-dimensionally arranged in the main scanning...
US-7,936,492 Light source device, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus
An optical splitting member splits a light beam emitted by a light source into first light beam and second light beam. A coupling member couples the first light...
US-7,936,485 Image reading apparatus, image processing apparatus, and computer program product
An image reading apparatus includes a clamp-ratio controlling unit configured to change at least one of a clamp period and a line period for each read operation...
US-7,936,465 Print data processing apparatus, printing apparatus, printing system, print data processing method, and...
A print data processing apparatus performs combined printing of a plurality of pages including a page on which an image is oriented in a different direction...
US-7,936,368 Image forming method and image forming apparatus
Positioning displacement characteristics of each of scanning beams are obtained in advance. The positioning displacement characteristics is indicative of a...
US-7,936,367 Image forming apparatus controlling the output level of the light source
An image forming apparatus includes an optical scanning device that scans a scan area on an image carrier with light flux containing image information and...
US-7,936,158 Switching regulator configured to detect and shutdown reverse current
A switching regulator includes a first switch, an inductor, a second switch, a controller to control a switching operation by switching the first switch and...
US-7,935,469 Image forming method and toner for developing latent electrostatic image
Disclosed is a developer containing toner and carrier, the toner containing as a binder resin a polyol resin having a plurality of OH groups in a molecule chain...
US-7,934,714 Sheet post-processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image forming system
A sheet post-processing apparatus includes a sheet stacking unit, a moving member, and a discharging member. The moving member moves up the pile stacked on the...
US-7,934,713 Sheet alignment mechanism, sheet post-processing apparatus, and image forming apparatus
A sheet alignment mechanism includes a stacking tray on which a sheet or sheet bundle transported along a sheet transport path is stacked, a pair of side fences...
US-7,934,429 Stress-distribution detecting semiconductor package group and detection method of stress distribution in...
A stress-distribution detecting semiconductor package group includes multiple stress-distribution detecting semiconductor packages each formed by...
US-7,933,857 Translator support system, server, method and recording medium
A server having a database sequentially registers a plurality of Japanese messages to be translated into the database. In parallel to the registration, the...
US-7,933,546 Lubricant applying device and image forming apparatus
In a lubricant applying device, a position adjusting member adjusts relative positions of a lubricant and a rotating member. The rotating member rotates while...
US-7,933,542 Fuser cleaning method and system based upon anticipatory action in image-forming device
A fuser roller surface is cleaned immediately before and or after the fusing operation. The separate cleaning sequence assures that the fuser roller surface is...
US-7,933,529 Image forming apparatus, method for controlling image forming apparatus, fixing apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a fixing apparatus for fixing a toner image onto a recording medium by applying pressure and heat to toner provided on the...
US-7,933,110 Power control device and image forming apparatus
A first switching unit and a second switching unit are connected in series to an electric power load. A voltage supply unit, which is connected between the...
US-7,933,074 Zoom lens unit and information device
A zoom lens unit, including in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a...
US-7,933,062 Electrophoretic fluid, electrophoretic display medium, electrophoretic display element, and electrophoretic...
A disclosed electrophoretic fluid includes a solvent; and first, second, and third dispersible particles having different optical properties and dispersed in...
US-7,933,054 Image processing system and image processing apparatus
An image processing system is disclosed that is configured to input color image data, generate color image data identification information identifying the color...
US-7,933,039 Apparatus, method, and computer program product for forming image
An image reading unit reads an image as a first image represented in a first color space. A color converting unit converts the first image into a second image...
US-7,933,033 Image forming apparatus, image processing method, image processing program and recording medium
An image forming apparatus that functions as a client of a distributed file system is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes: a distributed...
US-7,932,007 Toner and method for producing the same, and image-forming method using the same
There are provided: a method for producing a toner containing to granulate a toner and to subjecting the granulated toner to at least washing with an alkali...
US-7,931,350 Waste liquid tank, liquid ejection device, and image forming apparatus
A waste liquid tank that holds waste recording liquid is disclosed. In the waste liquid tank, a waste liquid wetting liquid that forms a liquid layer on the...
US-7,931,267 Sheet feed device with sheet tray guide unit
A sheet feed device includes a sheet tray and a guide unit. The sheet tray is configured to store a recording medium including a recording sheet. The guide unit...
US-7,931,263 Image forming system having enhanced functionality
A sheet feed apparatus, e.g., coupled to an image forming apparatus, can include: a main frame; a storage unit mounted on the main frame and configured with a...
US-D636,813 End cap of powder container
US-7,930,658 Semiconductor integrated circuit device and fabrication method thereof
A semiconductor integrated circuit device and a fabrication method thereof are disclosed, for effective suppression of a temperature increase therein that is...
US-7,930,634 Document display apparatus and document display program
A document display apparatus extracts a document element constituting a document and enlarges and displays the extracted document element. The document display...
US-7,930,582 Image processing apparatus and method of transmitting reference clock
An engine unit and a control unit are connected via an interface. A power source supplies electric power to the interface. The engine unit is controlled based...
US-7,930,461 Interface circuit
An interface circuit is disclosed. When a USB-BUS power source voltage VBUS is not normally supplied to the substrate gates of PMOS transistors of switches of a...
US-7,929,901 Recording medium storage container and image forming apparatus
The invention is directed to a recording medium storage container such as a paper supply cassette and an image forming apparatus such as a copying machine. The...
US-7,929,897 Cleaning unit, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus using the same
A cleaning apparatus for removing charged particles includes a cleaning brush and a recovery unit. The cleaning brush removes the charged particles from an...
US-7,929,894 Driving control device and image forming apparatus including the same
A driving control device for use in an image forming apparatus includes a control unit that analyzes any one of a speed variation pattern and a thickness...
US-7,929,877 Transfer device and image forming apparatus having at least two contacting members applied with corresponding...
An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer belt, a photosensitive belt, a primary transfer roller, a secondary-transfer opposing roller, and a...
US-7,929,873 Image forming apparatus and image density control method
An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier configured to carry an electrostatic latent image, a developing device configured to develop the...
US-7,929,849 Image blur correction device and imaging apparatus equipped therewith
An image blur correction device includes: a movable frame which is equipped with a lens or an imaging element and has a guide part; a fixed frame having a guide...
US-7,929,706 Encryption key restoring method, information processing apparatus, and encryption key restoring program
A disclosed encryption key restoring method enables restoration of an encryption key in the event of inability to use the encryption key stored in a secure...
US-7,929,687 Facsimile apparatus for outputting a melody when receiving a call from a specific party
A facsimile apparatus can notify a user of the fact that facsimile data being received is sent from a specific party. A communication control part receives...
US-7,929,398 Optical pickup and optical data processing device using the same
An optical pickup including a light source, two light focus devices, a light reception device, a polarization selective light path splitting device, a...
US-7,929,396 Electron beam applying apparatus and drawing apparatus
An electron beam applying apparatus includes: a thermal field emission type electron source emitting an electron beam; an electrostatic lens disposed...
US-7,929,162 Method and system for generating and outputting output condition properties and edit properties corresponding...
In a document outputting method for editing a document managed by a document management service, which provides the document when an edit or an output of the...
US-7,929,071 Electric field generating device comprising an electric field generating resistor and line electrodes, light...
A disclosed electric field generating device includes an electric field generating unit including a substrate, line electrodes, and an electric field generating...
US-7,929,018 Imaging apparatus and method of displaying an operation selection screen
An image apparatus, including: a recording unit configured to record therein as an image file an image data generated through conversion from an optical image...
US-7,929,007 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
In an optical scanning device of opposite scanning type, two target surfaces for scanning are scanned in opposite main scanning directions by using a single...
US-7,929,006 Nonparallel beam scanning apparatus for laser printer
A disclosed image forming apparatus includes a laser array light source having plural laser light sources for generating plural laser beams; a photosensitive...
US-7,928,687 Charging circuit, method of controlling operation of charging circuit, and power supply unit
A charging current for a secondary battery is reduced when the secondary battery voltage gets close to a previously set constant voltage. When the charging...
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