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Liquid crystal display device having electrodes connected at a location
close to an outside edge of a contact hole
A liquid crystal display device including a first substrate having a contact hole and second substrate substantially in parallel with the first substrate. Each...
Transmission of event markers to data stream recorder
An information stream (media stream) can be "bookmarked" with event markers to note points in time in the information stream of occurrences of interesting...
Image forming method, and image transferring mechanism, a method of scale
reading, a belt transfer unit, and...
An image forming apparatus includes an image transferring device having a belt transfer unit for effectively performing an image transfer operation. The belt...
Image forming apparatus
An endless belt is extended over extending rollers, and carries a toner image transferred from an image carrier or a transfer sheet. The endless belt includes a...
Belt driving controller, belt rotating device, and image forming apparatus
A belt driving controller is disclosed. The belt driving controller executes driving control of a belt that is wound around plural sustaining rollers by...
Process unit and image forming apparatus including the same
An image forming apparatus includes at least a latent image carrier, a latent image forming mechanism, a developing mechanism and a charger. The latent image...
Image forming device and image input device
In an image forming device which acquires image information of a document and forms an image on a recording sheet, an image forming device body has a first...
Reducing the size of a document image
An apparatus, method, system, computer program and product, capable of reducing the size of an original image. The method segments the original image into a...
Method, computer program, and apparatus for detecting specific information
included in image data of original...
An image processing apparatus includes an image input device that reads an original image and obtains image data from the original image by selecting one of...
Data recovery method and data recovery circuit
A data recovery method includes the steps of: (a) oversampling data that have been transmitted serially in sync with a first clock of frequency f1, using a...
Surface-emission laser diode and fabrication process thereof
A surface-emission laser diode comprises a cavity region over a semiconductor substrate and includes an active layer containing at least one quantum well active...
Laser diode and semiconductor light-emitting device producing
A laser diode includes a substrate having a lattice constant of GaAs or between GaAs and GaP, a first cladding layer of AlGaInP formed on the substrate, an...
Abnormal connection detecting circuit and driving device including the
A device for detecting an abnormal connection status of a load connected between a first connection terminal and a second connection terminal is disclosed. An...
Optical-element holding device, method of adjusting shape of optical
element, optical-element shape adjusting...
An optical-element holding device includes an elastic member that presses an optical element with an elastic force in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis...
Method and system for automatically and transparently archiving documents
and document meta data
According to the present invention, an automatic archiving system that makes document archiving largely transparent to the user. In one embodiment, documents...
Approach for securely processing an electronic document
A method and apparatus for processing an electronic document in a secure manner is provided. A first facsimile machine may verify that the configuration state of...
Unauthorized copy preventing system, unauthorized copy preventing method,
unauthorized copy preventing program...
An unauthorized copy preventing system for preventing unauthorized copy of an image in an image forming apparatus which carries out image forming, by carrying...
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...
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...
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...
Stably operable image-forming apparatus with improved paper conveying and
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Downsize, high performance, and wide range magnification zoom lens and
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus with vibration
A sheet conveying apparatus includes a sheet containing unit that contains sheets; a sheet conveying unit that conveys the sheets; a separating unit that...
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,...
A developing apparatus is disclosed that includes a developer carrier for carrying a developer used for developing a latent image, a developer supplying chamber...