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Laser trimming problem suppressing semiconductor device manufacturing
apparatus and method
A semiconductor device manufacturing apparatus includes a substrate holding section that holds a semiconductor wafer substrate, a discharge mechanism that...
Dry cleaning device and dry cleaning method
A circulation-air generating unit directly generates circulation air that flows along a surface of a cleaning tank. The circulation air is applied to cleaning...
Laser printer with scanner
Method and system for organizing document information
A graphical user interface that presents document organization in terms of objects readily familiar to the user is provided by the present invention. According...
Display unit with touch panel, method of controlling the same, and
A display unit includes a touch point locus detector that detects a locus of a touch point on the touch panel, and a suspended touch detector that detects that...
Remote wake-up from an energy-saving mode
A method and apparatus for communicating with a device is provided. A user views a graphical user interface displayed on a client. For example, the graphical...
Full-text search device performing merge processing by using full-text
index-for-registration/ deletion storage...
When a number of document data registered in one of full-text index-for-registration/deletion storage parts reaches a predetermined number, or when a capacity of...
Stress-reduceable transport unit and image forming apparatus using the
An agent transport unit for transporting an agent from a first container to a second container includes a transport route and a pump. The transport route...
Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and process cartridge
An image forming apparatus and a process cartridge have high-durability and stably form high quality images under long-term use without reducing image density...
Tilt-sensitive camera projected viewfinder
A tilt-sensitive viewfinder indicates the area of an object plane within view of the camera using a visible signal projected from the camera. A direction sensor...
Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes an extraction unit to extract layer levels of each packet included in partial...
Testing circuit for measuring a frequency of signal output from clock
A testing circuit measures a center frequency of a clock signal outputted by a clock generator. The clock generator has a frequency modulator capable of (1)...
Semiconductor laser driving circuit less susceptible to noise interference
A laser driving circuit configured to drive a semiconductor laser diode, which is less susceptible to noise interference and capable of achieving the control of...
Recording medium, wobble cycle detection method, wobble information
detection method, wobble information...
The present invention is structured so that a track of a recording medium is divided into a carrier wave area that is continuously wobbled by a carrier wave...
Wavefront aberration compensation element, optical pickup, and optical
A wavefront aberration compensation element includes a wavelength selection phase plate having a plurality of phase steps having various thicknesses at various...
Recording method for dye-based recordable DVD medium and recording
A recording method for dye-based recordable DVD medium which includes recording shortest marks on a recording layer primarily containing an organic dye using a...
Light-source device, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus
A line-imaging lens condenses a light beam from a light-source unit in one direction to form a line image. An optical deflecting unit deflects the light beam...
Color drift error correcting method and image forming apparatus
A color-drift correcting method in an image forming apparatus includes a first and a second color-drift correcting. The first color-drift correcting includes...
Image processing apparatus and method thereof, and image forming apparatus
using the image processiing apparatus
An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes a detector, a parameter calculating section, a storing section, a correction...
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program
An image processing apparatus includes a character-area extracting unit that extracts a character area in which characters are displayed from image data...
Image processing apparatus, method of controlling image processing
apparatus, image recognition method, image...
An image processing apparatus is disclosed that controls a user interface according to image properties. The image processing apparatus includes a document data...
Digital copying machine, image formation system, and digital copying
machine as slave machine
A digital copying machine is connected to at least another one of digital copying machines with which data communications can be performed. The digital copying...
Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device has a light source, a unit configured to deflect a light beam from the light source; and a system including at least two scanning...
Method for image processing and image processing apparatus
It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for image processing and an image processing apparatus which are capable of performing repetitive...
A voltage regulator having a MOS transistor driver includes a p-channel MOS transistor at a voltage input terminal Vin and a p-channel MOS transistor at a...
Semiconductor device for protecting rechargeable battery
A semiconductor device for protecting a rechargeable cell at least from excessive discharge current due to over discharge of the rechargeable cell, includes (a)...
Electron emission element, charging device, process cartridge, and image
An electron emission element according to the present invention is compact, thin and low cost, and has a structure and constitution in which deterioration of the...
Recording method for dye-based recordable optical recording medium
A recording method for a dye-based recordable optical recording medium including recording shortest marks on a recording layer containing a dye formed on a...
Toner for developing electrostatic image, method for producing the same,
developer, image forming apparatus,...
A toner is disclosed, for developing electrostatic images by means of image forming apparatuses, that comprises toner particles, and an external additive,...
Toner for developing electrostatic image, and image forming method and
apparatus and process cartridge using...
A toner including toner particles including a binder resin, and a colorant, and an external additive present on a surface of the toner particles, wherein the...
Method and apparatus for image forming capable of effectively conveying
A sheet conveying device includes a first conveying path configured to pass a sheet of a recording medium (e.g., paper) therethrough to a sheet processing...
Packaging material of gas-bag type, process for packaging article, and
process for producing packaging material
The objects of the present invention are to provide a packaging material of gas-bag type for packaging easily deformable parts or devices of office equipment or...
Network system, use permission determining method, network device, and
A network system including a network device and an authentication device is disclosed. The authentication device includes a storing unit for storing...
Image forming apparatus including a device that updates stored program
based on updating data which is selected...
An image forming apparatus includes a storage section that stores programs for carrying out processes, an updating data selection section that selects an...
Method and system of remote diagnostic, control and information collection
using a dynamic linked library
A system for monitoring a user's usage of a target application on an application unit. Such a target application can, as examples, be a software program running...
Techniques for decoding and reconstructing media objects from a still
Techniques for creating an output media object based on a first visual representation and a second visual representation are provided. A first visual...
Image forming apparatus and process unit for effectively applying
lubricant and cleaning an image carrier
An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier configured to carry an image on a surface thereof, a cleaning unit including a cleaning blade and configured...
Drive control unit, drive control method and image forming apparatus
A drive control unit for controlling speeds of driving parts based on a target speed, includes a detecting part to detect speed fluctuations of each of the...
Image developer providing improved developer dispersibility and image
forming apparatus containing the same
An image developer, including a developer bearer rotatable facing an electrostatic latent image bearer; a developer feeder feeding a developer including a toner...
Triboelectric charging device and field assisted toner transporter
A developing device configured to form toner cloud without making toner particles adhere to the electrostatic transport substrate having electrodes. By applying...
Electrifying apparatus, a processing unit, and an image formation
An electrifying apparatus, a processing unit including the electrifying apparatus, and an image formation apparatus including the electrifying apparatus. The...
Image forming apparatus to reduce a number of signal lines
An image forming apparatus is capable of reducing the vast amounts of image forming apparatus input lines by placing detection data from a plurality of detectors...
Information recorder, information recording medium, and information
An information recording device for recording a content in an information recording medium. A controller includes a creating unit for creating a time sequence...
Image processor, image processing method, and computer product
An image processor includes a plurality of image processing devices that perform image processing, a storing unit that stores related data set for image data...
Image forming apparatus and image forming method using pseudo half tone
processing with different resolutions
An image forming apparatus includes a pseudo half tone processing unit that performs a pseudo half tone process on input image data to generate output image...
Circuit and method of effectively enhancing drive control of
An LED drive circuit includes a plurality of LEDs, a power supply circuit for outputting a variable output voltage to supply electricity to the LEDs, a plurality...
Semiconductor wafer, semiconductor chip cut from the semiconductor wafer,
and method of manufacturing...
A disclosed semiconductor wafer includes plural semiconductor chip areas each having a color pattern capable of tracing the positional information of the...
Semiconductor device including electrostatic discharge protection circuit
A SGPMOS transistor includes a base, a P-type diffusion layer, a gate electrode, and a LOCOS oxide film. The base includes at least one of a N-type semiconductor...
Indicator mounting structure and image forming apparatus including the
An indicator structure for mounting an indicator representative of desired information to the body of an apparatus, wherein the indicator is made up of a sheet...
Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus
A cam unit includes three cams fixed on a common cam shaft for moving a pair of feeding rollers, a pair of lateral registration rollers, and a stopper unit,...