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US-7,683,939 Method of and unit for inputting an image, and computer product
The image input unit comprises a pixel shift evaluation value and reliability calculating section that calculates a pixel shift evaluation value based on image...
US-7,683,297 Electric power supply control device, heating device and fixing device
An electric power supply part supplies electric power to a heat-generating member and a power requiring part. A control part controls electric power supplied to...
US-7,682,844 Silicon substrate processing method for observing defects in semiconductor devices and defect-detecting method
A silicon substrate processing method for reducing the thickness of an area of a silicon substrate on which a metal layer is formed to implement a semiconductor...
US-7,682,016 Stably operable image-forming apparatus with improved paper conveying and ejecting mechanism
An image-forming apparatus includes an endless conveyor belt, a counter roller, and a clutch part. The endless conveyor belt is rotatable to convey paper with a...
US-7,682,011 Recording ink, ink cartridge, ink record, inkjet recording apparatus and inkjet recording process
The object of the present invention is to provide a recording ink which is excellent in color developing properties, has a high delivery stability, can improve...
US-7,681,987 Inkjet recording head
An inkjet recording head includes a nozzle plate, chamber plate, and a diaphragm plate. The nozzle plate includes a plurality of nozzles for ejecting ink...
US-7,681,981 Inkjet printer with improved cleaning and adjustment capabilities, and image processing apparatus
In an inkjet printer including at least a printhead of inkjet type configured to eject ink according to print data and a cleaning unit configured to perform a...
US-7,681,881 Sheet aligning device and image forming apparatus
A sheet aligning device includes a sheet feeder that discharges a sheet in a first direction, a sheet tray on which the sheet is stacked, a sheet jogger that...
US-7,681,874 Sheet conveying device, and image forming apparatus including same
A sheet conveying device, that can be included in an image forming apparatus, includes a first conveying unit to convey a sheet in a first sheet conveying...
US-7,681,873 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus comprising same
The present invention provides a sheet processing apparatus, such as a finisher or sorter, for implementing predetermined processing such as alignment and...
US-7,681,716 Work conveying apparatus, method for producing work and method for producing image forming apparatus
A work conveying apparatus including at least one movable work conveying device to support a work, a drive device capable of reciprocating by a predetermined...
US-7,681,498 Printer
A printer of the present invention includes a print drum around which a master made by cutting a stencil is to be wrapped, an ink feeding device for feeding ink...
US-7,681,119 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-7,680,877 Implementing a web service application on a device with multiple threads
Techniques are provided for efficiently processing SOAP requests at a Web service application (WSA) of a multi-functional device (MFP). In one technique, a WSA...
US-7,680,446 Cleaning device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member, a charging member, an electrostatic latent image forming member, a developing member, a transferring...
US-7,680,443 Developing device including an advance impeding member and an image forming apparatus using the same
A developing device is provided with which the increase in torque of a supply roller, unevenness of image density, and wear to the supply roller caused by the...
US-7,680,435 Flange, flange processing device, and method of processing flange
To provide a flange to be attached to an end of a photoconductor drum, the flange including: a drum engagement part capable of being engaged with an inner...
US-7,680,429 Charging device including charging roller and cleaning roller
A charging device, a process cartridge, and an image forming apparatus are provided. The charging device includes a charging roller configured to charge an image...
US-7,680,015 Optical disk apparatus compatible with different types of mediums adapted for different wavelengths
A polarizing beam splitter for separating an upstream beam from a downstream beam according to the polarization of an incident beam is provided between first and...
US-7,679,942 Step-down DC-to-DC converter
A step-down DC-to-DC converter includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a switching transistor, and a rectifying transistor. The switching circuit is...
US-7,679,835 Downsize, high performance, and wide range magnification zoom lens and camera apparatus
A zoom lens includes a first lens band having a positive focal length, a second lens band having a negative focal length, and at least third to fifth lens bands...
US-7,679,801 Optical deflector, method of manufacturing optical deflector, optical scanning apparatus, and image forming...
An optical deflector is disclosed that includes a rotary shaft; plural rotary polygon mirrors laminated in an axis direction of the rotary shaft, the rotary...
US-7,679,781 Color image processing apparatus and color printer system
A color image processing apparatus includes: a minimum value selection unit that selects a minimum value of an input gray level values; a first calculation unit...
US-7,679,775 Z-fold method and image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus is provided with an orientation setting part for setting a readable orientation of a document that enables an operator of the image...
US-7,679,634 Method and apparatus for image forming capable of detecting a reference signal for a lighting control
An image forming apparatus includes a light emission source, a polygon mirror, a plurality of image carrying members, an optical detection mechanism, and an...
US-7,679,353 Constant-current circuit and light-emitting diode drive device therewith
A constant-current circuit includes a first transistor for supplying a current based on a control signal input to a gate of the first transistor so as to serve...
US-7,679,348 Switching regulator
A switching regulator is disclosed that is able to operate with low power consumption and able to prevent variation of an output voltage. The switching regulator...
US-7,679,333 Delay time generation circuit, semiconductor device for protecting secondary batteries using delay time...
A delay time generation circuit is disclosed that includes a counter circuit composed of plural cascade-connected flip-flop circuits for counting a pulse number...
US-7,679,296 Light emitting diode drive circuit
A drive circuit includes a constant voltage circuit to supply a constant voltage to one terminal of a load, a constant current circuit to supply a predetermined...
US-7,678,522 Toner, and developer, image forming method, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge using the toner
A toner is provided prepared by a wet granulation method, comprising a binder resin and a colorant, wherein the toner adsorbs ammonia (NH.sub.3) in an amount of...
US-7,677,555 Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus with vibration applying unit
A sheet conveying apparatus includes a sheet containing unit that contains sheets; a sheet conveying unit that conveys the sheets; a separating unit that...
US-7,676,512 Document management server, information terminal apparatus, image forming apparatus, document managing method,...
When a certain file is updated, a document management server determines whether a "registration state information mail" is set for that file, and after that,...
US-7,676,184 Developing apparatus
A developing apparatus is disclosed that includes a developer carrier for carrying a developer used for developing a latent image, a developer supplying chamber...
US-7,676,176 Image forming apparatus including cover and supporting unit
An image forming apparatus includes a cover and a supporting unit. The supporting unit includes a holding member, a supporting member, a first biasing unit, and...
US-7,676,164 Lifetime management device and image forming system
In an image forming system, a lifetime management device calculates remaining lifetime of process units, a transfer unit, a secondary transfer unit, a belt...
US-7,676,089 Document layout analysis with control of non-character area
An apparatus, method, system, computer program and product, each capable of applying document layout analysis to a document image with control of a non-character...
US-7,675,951 Threshold voltage difference allowable semiconductor laser driving apparatus
A semiconductor laser driving apparatus controls a semiconductor laser to output a prescribed intensity of laser light. The semiconductor laser driving apparatus...
US-7,675,196 Power supply apparatus and image forming apparatus
A circuit unit connects outputs from a first power supply and a second power supply in parallel, and simultaneously supplies powers from both power supplies to a...
US-7,675,051 Sheet detector mechanism including sheet detector further including photoreceptors, and image forming apparatus...
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming mechanism, a sheet conveyance mechanism, and a sheet detector. The image forming mechanism forms an image...
US-7,673,984 Image forming apparatus having a removable output unit
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section that discharges droplets of recording liquid to form an image on a recording medium, a body...
US-7,673,980 Ink-jet recording apparatus, ink-jet copier and recording medium
A containing member contains a recording medium which has a base member and granular material coated on both sides of the base member, and roughness of the...
US-7,673,964 Removing member and image forming apparatus
A removing member for use in an image forming apparatus removes foreign materials from a nozzle face of a discharge head provided in the image forming apparatus....
US-7,673,869 Image forming apparatus and image forming method, and program
An image forming apparatus includes a sheet mounting part for mounting plural sheets thereon, a sheet feeding part having a sheet feeding roller for feeding one...
US-7,673,569 Method of and system for managing rack operation, method of and system for managing multistage rack, article...
When a first article is to be delivered to a customer and a second article is to be collected from the customer, first rack components required for delivery of...
US-7,673,165 Image processing device, method for saving power consumption of the image processing device, and a computer product
The image processing device comprises a first function block section formed of functional blocks which require a supply of power so as to maintain the image...
US-7,673,016 System, computer program product and method for selecting an application service provider
A method, system and computer program product for managing applications service provider (ASP) transactions between an ASP and an ASP user. The method on which...
US-7,672,864 Generating and displaying level-of-interest values
Attendees or viewers of a presentation provide input marking specific points corresponding to a high level of interest. Received bookmarks are aggregated to...
US-7,672,635 Method and apparatus for image forming and effectively applying lubricant to an image bearing member
A lubricant supplying device including a molded lubricant having a Martens hardness of about 40 N/mm.sup.2 to about 70 N/mm.sup.2 measured with a test force of...
US-7,672,630 Image forming apparatus and image forming method with improved cleaning mechanism
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming mechanism to form a toner image on a recording medium according to image data and a fixing mechanism to fix...
US-7,672,625 Developing device using electrostatic transport and hopping (ETH)
A developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus that use ETH development, and are capable of forming good multi-color images with a simple...
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