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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...
US-7,672,607 Fixing device to reduce warm-up time and apparatus using same
A fixing device, including a fixing rotary body including a first heat source, a pressing rotary body including a second heat source, and a control device...
US-7,672,605 Transfer device and image forming apparatus
A transfer device is provided for an image forming apparatus designed such that toner images formed on a plurality of image bearing members are transferred one...
US-7,672,604 Image forming apparatus and image forming method using electrostatic transport and hopping
An image forming apparatus having a developing apparatus using a development system in which toner is moved by means of a traveling wave electric field. The...
US-7,672,602 Developing unit and image forming apparatus which forces consumption of toner
A developing unit supplies toner from a developing roller to an electrostatic latent image formed on an image carrier, and creates a visual image. A forced...
US-7,672,601 Image forming apparatus and output setting method of consumed status of consumable items of the image forming...
An image forming apparatus which uses a consumable item is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a consumed status detecting unit which detects a value...
US-7,672,583 Camera including a slip-proof section
A camera includes a base section, and a grip section which is provided in at least one lateral end of the camera, bending to a rear side of the camera. The grip...
US-7,672,543 Triggering applications based on a captured text in a mixed media environment
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes...
US-7,672,172 Memory configuration of a composite memory device
The present invention is related to a composite flash memory device comprises a plural sector flash memory array which is divided to plural sector that is a...
US-7,672,127 Information processing device and manufacturing method of the information processing device
An information processing device includes a housing part; a heating part arranged in the housing part; a cooling unit configured to cool the heating part; an...
US-7,672,066 Zoom lens camera and personal digital assistant device
A zoom lens includes, in order from an object to an image, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive...
US-7,672,032 Optical scanner and image forming apparatus using optical scanner
An optical axis of at least one surface of a resin-made diffracting lens is shifted in a main scanning direction with respect to an incident beam. A synchronous...
US-7,672,018 Image generation such that halftone colors are expressed with dither patterns selected based on densities of...
An image is generated by performing area coverage modulation to express a halftone color according to a gross area of dots displayed in a pixel of the image. The...
US-7,672,004 Format convertible image processing system, and program
An image processing system connects a plurality of clients to an image processing apparatus via a network. The image processing apparatus includes a reading...
US-7,671,884 Rotary drive apparatus, optical scan apparatus, and image formation apparatus
A rotary drive apparatus includes a rotary body with a support portion, a rotor magnet supported by the support portion of the rotary body, a fixation section...
US-7,671,882 Semiconductor laser modulation driving apparatus and image forming apparatus
A semiconductor laser modulation signal is generated for modulating a semiconductor laser. The semiconductor laser is driven based on the semiconductor laser...
US-7,671,879 Information recording apparatus
An information recording apparatus enables information to be recorded in a thermosensitive recording medium accurately while preventing the development of skew....
US-7,671,679 Semiconductor integrated circuit and amplifier for suppressing pop sound while minimizing voltage transition...
A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a capacitor element which defines a prescribed decay time constant with one or more resistors, an MOS transistor...
US-7,671,564 Integrated circuit for controlling charging, charging device using the integrated circuit, and method for...
An integrated circuit for charging a secondary battery including a charge current detection circuit detecting a charge current output from a charging transistor,...
US-7,671,291 Operations panel and image forming apparatus
An operations panel wherein a board having an upper surface where a plurality of switches is provided is provided in a housing, the operations panel includes a...
US-7,670,743 Image forming method
An image is formed by projecting an image by way of an image irradiating device onto an image bearing member configured to operate at a linear velocity of at...
US-7,670,742 Recording material, toner, liquid developer and image forming method using the same
It is an object of the present invention to provide a recording material which contains at least a colorant and a resin wherein the colorant contains silver, and...
US-7,670,741 Toner
A toner containing a toner particle manufactured by dispersing an organic solvent in which a component comprising a polymer having a portion reactive with an...
US-7,670,149 Electric board and image forming apparatus
An electric board is configured to be removably installed in a main body of an apparatus. The electric board includes a board member on which electric components...
US-7,669,148 System and methods for portable device for mixed media system
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes media of at least two types (e.g., printed paper as a...
US-7,669,127 Techniques for capturing information during multimedia presentations
Techniques for capturing information during multimedia presentations. According to an embodiment, the presentation recording appliance (PRA) receives multimedia...
US-7,668,814 Document management system
A document management system includes an image input unit that inputs a document as an electronic image; a character extraction unit that extracts character...
US-7,668,800 Database query generation for project task management system for managing project schedules over a network
A client-server based project schedule management system comprises multiple editors accessible through a web browser to perform various scheduling tasks by...
US-7,668,799 Information processing apparatus
An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store a past history storing table for storing information indicating operations...
US-7,668,491 Belt conveyor and image forming apparatus to detect and correct meandering of a belt
A belt conveyor includes: an endless belt that is looped over a plurality of rollers, the plurality of rollers including a drive roller and a meandering...
US-7,668,471 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
An image forming apparatus including a latent image bearing member; a developing device configured to develop a latent image on the image bearing member with a...
US-7,668,336 Extracting embedded information from a document
An apparatus, method, system, computer program and product, each capable of extracting embedded information from a document. The method includes inputting the...
US-7,667,883 Optical scanning apparatus and its optical element, method and apparatus for positioning and fixing the optical...
Method and apparatus for optical scanning includes a sliding bed and a center adjusting unit. The sliding bed predetermines a position of an optical element in a...
US-7,667,876 Generating a normalized image from an original image
An apparatus, method, system, and computer program and product, each capable of generating normalized image data from original image data are disclosed. To...
US-7,667,868 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
A light flux emitted from a light source is split into two by a light flux splitting unit, and these are respectively made incident on upper and lower tiers of...
US-7,667,726 Optical writing unit and an image forming apparatus including the same
An optical writing unit, e.g., that can be included in an image forming apparatus includes a housing within which are disposed additional components of the...
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