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US-7,805,556 Interrupt control apparatus, bus bridge, bus switch, image processing apparatus, and interrupt control method
An interrupt control apparatus that controls an interrupt process request caused by a predetermined interrupt factor is disclosed. The interrupt control...
US-7,805,134 Configuration and management of wireless network devices
An approach is provided wherein a lack of wireless connectivity between a wireless network device and a wireless network is detected, and the wireless network...
US-7,805,100 Misregistration amount detector, misregistration amount detecting method, and storage medium
A misregistration amount detector in a tandem image forming apparatus having a conveying body configured to convey paper on which a color image is to be printed...
US-7,804,942 Tone detector judging a detection of a predetermined tone signal by comparing a characteristic quantity of the...
A tone transmission part transmits a tone signal. A tone signal detection part detects data representing an echo signal of the tone signal transmitted by the...
US-7,804,628 Image forming apparatus with an open-close regulation mechanism of the automatic document feeder
An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording sheet; an image reading unit provided above the image forming unit...
US-7,804,612 Network printing with driverless clients
A method and mechanism for a client causing an electronic document to be printed without using a printer driver installed on the client is provided. A client...
US-7,804,513 Optical writing unit, image forming apparatus, process cartridge, and method of adjusting light intensity
An optical writing unit includes a light-emitting-element array in which a plurality of light emitting elements is arranged and an optical system that guides...
US-7,804,285 Control of operation of switching regulator to select PWM control or PFM control based on phase comparison
A switching regulator is disclosed that includes a switching transistor; an inductor; a voltage comparator circuit part comparing a voltage at the connection of...
US-7,803,508 Toner as well as developer and image forming method using the same
A toner which combines excellent cleaning ability, image quality and durability, as well as a developer and an image forming method using the toner are...
US-7,802,789 Sheet conveying device, sheet punching device, sheet processing device, image forming apparatus, and method for...
A sheet conveying device includes a conveying unit that conveys a sheet in a sheet conveying direction; a measuring unit that measures a position of a side edge...
US-7,802,778 Paper folding apparatus
An accordion folding mechanism folds a sheet fed from an image forming apparatus in an accordion shape by repeating a mountain fold and a valley fold in a...
US-7,801,977 Method and system for remote diagnostic, control and information collection based on various communication...
A method, system, and program product for communicating with machines connected to a network. Information sent to or from the machines is transmitted using...
US-7,801,471 Transfer unit and image forming apparatus
Toner images of different colors are superimposed on a transfer belt of an endless type from image carriers, to form a full color toner image. A tension roller...
US-7,801,467 Developing-agent container, method of manufacturing developing-agent container, developing-agent supplying...
A developing-agent container contains a developing agent to be supplied to a developing unit. The developing agent contains toner and carrier. The ...
US-7,801,466 Developing device and image forming apparatus
A developing device includes a container, a stirring and transferring unit, a replenishing unit, and a discharging mechanism. The container contains developer...
US-7,801,462 Image forming apparatus having a plurality of photoconductive elements, a plurality of optical writing devices...
An image forming apparatus including a plurality of image forming cartridges removably mounted to an apparatus body one above the other is disclosed. Structural...
US-7,801,457 Fixing device, image forming apparatus including the fixing device, and fixing method
A fixing device includes an excitation coil, a heat-generating layer, a magnetic shunt layer, and a degaussing member. The excitation coil generates a magnetic...
US-7,800,993 Optical recording medium, recording method thereof and evaluation method of optical recording medium
A recording method of an optical recording medium comprises irradiating the medium with a laser having m pulse sets each comprising a heating pulse and a cooling...
US-7,800,805 Optical Scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus
In an optical scanning apparatus, when it is assumed that a scanning direction of light beams defected from a deflector is a main scanning direction, and a...
US-7,800,804 Optical scanner and image forming apparatus
A disclosed optical scanner includes a light source, a deflector that deflects a light beam emitted by the light source, a scanning imaging element that images...
US-7,800,799 Color shift correcting apparatus and method, image forming apparatus, color shift correcting program and...
A color shift detection pattern forming part forms a color shift detection pattern. A sensor detects color shift in the color shift detection pattern. A color...
US-7,800,771 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...
US-7,800,689 Camera, an image inputting apparatus, a portable terminal device, and a method for transforming the camera...
A camera has a camera body formed in a longitudinal rectangular shape, and in the intermediate portion of the camera body, a flexion/transformation mechanism...
US-7,800,655 Detecting abnormality of image capturing apparatus
A digital still camera having a photographing lens system set in a lens tube, a CCD solid image-capturing device, and a mechanical shutter. The mechanical...
US-7,800,641 Light source unit, optical scan apparatus, and image formation apparatus
A light source unit is provided, which includes a light source with a plurality of light emission portions two-dimensionally arranged; a substrate on which the...
US-7,800,335 Method, apparatus, and program for driving a motor in a feedback control system, capable of suppressing motor...
A method, apparatus, and program for driving a motor in a feedback control system, capable of suppressing oscillation of the motor are disclosed. A motor drive...
US-7,799,498 Toner used for image forming apparatus
The present invention provides an image forming apparatus capable of stably producing high quality images with time, without causing missing a central part of a...
US-7,799,181 Method for controlling a multi-pulse record waveform at high velocity in a phase change optical medium
In an optical recording method and apparatus of the present invention, a driving power is applied to a light source to control emission of a light beam to a...
US-7,798,950 Sheet finisher, image forming apparatus, and sheet processing method
A folding unit folds a sheet. A pressing unit presses a folded side of the folded sheet. A driving unit causes the pressing unit to slide in a direction...
US-7,798,629 Pigment dispersion, inkjet-ink using the pigment dispersion, image forming process, and image forming apparatus
The present invention provides a pigment dispersion that contains a carbon black, a dispersing agent and water, wherein the carbon black is any one of a channel...
US-7,798,486 Image forming apparatus including sheet container with handle
An image forming apparatus may include an image forming mechanism to form an image and to transfer the image onto a recording sheet and a container configured to...
US-7,798,480 Sheet processing apparatus and sheet conveyance method
A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet stacking member for temporarily receiving a sheet conveyed thereto and stacking the sheet thereon and a conveyance...
US-7,798,352 Packaging device and buffer
A packaging device includes a bottom plate and a mounting plate arranged above the bottom plate at a specific distance form the bottom plate. An article to be...
US-7,797,627 Method and apparatus for providing a graphical user interface for creating and editing a mapping of a first...
A method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing a graphical user interface for creating and editing a mapping of structured information to...
US-7,797,478 Data storage apparatus that appropriately revises FDCB information during background formatting
A data storage apparatus, including a controller that formats a rewritable recording medium in the background, interrupts the background formatting when a host...
US-7,797,201 Method and system for receiving and handling orders for commodities
An order-reception system has: an order-reception subsystem which receives, from a customer, customer order information including order-reception information...
US-7,796,935 Process cartridge and image forming apparatus including same
A process cartridge includes a latent image carrier, a charging unit, a latent image forming unit, a developing unit, a transfer unit, a rotary brush contacting...
US-7,796,933 Fixing device using electromagnetic induction heating and image forming apparatus including same
An image forming apparatus includes a fixing device to fix a toner image on a recording medium by applying heat. Such a fixing device includes at least a...
US-7,796,929 Method of detecting a phase difference of image bearing members and an image forming apparatus using the method
An image forming apparatus uses a method of detecting a phase difference of the image bearing members such that an image transferring member receives a reference...
US-7,796,922 Image forming apparatus having a magnetic field generating unit at the toner carrying section
An image forming apparatus is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a toner supplying device, a toner container, and a developing device. The toner...
US-7,796,921 Image forming apparatus capable of reducing an occurrence of developer depletion in a development unit
An image forming apparatus includes an electrostatic latent image carrier carrying an electrostatic latent image and a development unit that develops the...
US-7,796,920 Developing unit and image forming apparatus including the same
A developing unit circulates a developer unidirectionally and includes a developer carrier having a magnetic field generator therein. The developing unit further...
US-7,796,914 Powder container having a cylindrical shutter
A toner container includes a storing body that stores toner, a toner reception opening that receives the toner from the toner storing body, a shutter opening, a...
US-7,796,912 Image forming method and apparatus which uses alternating voltage to form an electric field for moving toner
An image forming apparatus includes: an image carrying member having a movable surface; a charging device including a rotatable charging member which is supplied...
US-7,796,905 Multicolor image forming apparatus
A multicolor image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive belt unit comprising; a driving roller; a driven roller; a photosensitive belt having a joint,...
US-7,796,902 Image forming condition adjustment control for image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a charge unit, an exposure unit, an exposure voltage detector, a development unit, and a concentration detector. The exposure...
US-7,796,490 Optical pickup and optical information processing apparatus
An optical pickup performing recording, reproduction and deletion of information on or from an optical recording medium. The pickup includes light sources for...
US-7,796,294 Image forming apparatus capable of a color image, and image forming method for forming a color image
An image forming apparatus for forming a color image, including a charging device configured to charge a moving image bearing member; a writing device configured...
US-7,796,293 Image processing apparatus, and computer product, allowing selective resolution of an area of a document
A desired area, a desired resolution of the desired area, and a desired reduction ratio of an area other than the desired area are specified. An image data of...
US-7,796,286 Image forming apparatus, replacement part, method and apparatus for recycling replacement part, and method of...
An image forming apparatus includes a judging unit that judges whether a replacement part attached to the image forming apparatus needs replacement based on...
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