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US-7,627,271 Image forming apparatus including drive transmission member including gears and shafts
An image forming apparatus includes: a photosensitive member; a plurality of development devices attachable to and detachable from a main body of the image...
US-7,627,270 Image forming apparatus that effectively charges a latent image carrier
A charging device for applying a voltage to a latent image carrier of an image forming apparatus includes a brush roller, a voltage applying mechanism, and a...
US-7,627,268 Image forming apparatus capable of providing a stable belt movement in a belt unit
An image forming apparatus includes a belt unit having a support roller, a tension roller, a pair of side frames, a belt, and a guiding mechanism. The pair of...
US-7,627,260 Development apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A development apparatus can uniform a toner density by controlling the phase of a toner density fluctuation, and can inhibit fluctuation of the toner density and...
US-7,627,185 Hierarchically compressing and coding and storing image data
An image processing apparatus hierarchically compresses and codes image data by subjecting pixel values of the image data to a discrete wavelet transform,...
US-7,627,136 Information embedding device, information detecting device, information embedding and detecting system,...
An information embedding device is provided that embeds information in a document image having a character region therein. This information embedding device...
US-7,627,118 Scanner device, scanner system and image protection method
A scanner device that optically reads an image comprises a protect specification data detection unit that detects a protect specification data which is contained...
US-7,626,928 Communication apparatus, communication program, storage medium, and method of communication
A communication apparatus connected to a plurality of IP (internet protocol) networks and conducting packet communication with other communication apparatuses...
US-7,626,915 Phase-change optical recording medium and recording and reproducing method thereof
The phase-change optical recording medium having a substrate, and at least a first protective layer, a recording layer composed of a phase-change material, a...
US-7,626,744 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
By setting elements within the range that predetermined conditions are satisfied, for example, so that a size of a rotating polygon mirror is minimized, the...
US-7,626,733 Image-processing apparatus, an image-processing method, a program, and a memory medium
Efficient utilization of a memory medium is enhanced in an image-processing apparatus, in which encoded data of JPEG 2000 or Motion-JPEG 2000 are stored in the...
US-7,626,722 Image recording apparatus
There is provided an image recording apparatus able to form images without fluctuation of image dot intervals in the main scan direction.The image recording...
US-7,624,404 Communication method selection for exchanging information between service requester and service provider
A service request apparatus, which includes an application using a service provided by another apparatus by connecting to the another apparatus through a...
US-7,624,292 Battery power detection device
A battery power detection device is disclosed that has a reduced circuit area and is able to achieve sufficiently high detection accuracy. The battery power...
US-7,624,288 System for controlling power supplies of an image formation apparatus
An image formation apparatus is disclosed. The image formation apparatus includes a manuscript reading unit for reading a manuscript, a main power supply for...
US-7,624,182 Supporting multiple service discovery protocols on a device
Techniques for supporting multiple service discovery protocols (SDPs) on a multi-functional peripheral (MFP) are provided. The MFP includes a plurality of SDP...
US-7,624,045 System and method for transmitting information regarding supplies and suppliers for image forming equipment
A method and a system to help users of image forming equipment make informed decision on when to order supplied therefor and from which supplier. The equipment...
US-7,623,821 Conveyor device, process cartridge, image forming apparatus, and method of forming image
A conveyor device includes a conveyor belt and a driving unit that applies a driving force to the conveyor belt at different portions in a width direction of the...
US-7,623,816 Belt conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus using such a belt conveyance apparatus
In an intermediate transfer part (100), a bead 107 is formed on an inner side of an intermediate transfer belt (102), which is rotated by an intermediate...
US-7,623,813 Bearing structure for a drive mechanism including a crimp
A drive shaft, which is driven by a drive motor, is held firmly at two points by bearing structures. The bearing structure has a hole in which a bearing member...
US-7,623,727 Image binarization apparatus, image binarization method, image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and a...
In a digital camera, a CPU divides a multi-valued image into blocks and selects object blocks, which are to be the object of processing. A CCD outputs luminance...
US-7,623,711 White space graphs and trees for content-adaptive scaling of document images
A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for content-adaptive scaling of document images is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises identifying...
US-7,623,298 Zoom lens, camera apparatus, and portable information terminal apparatus
A zoom lens comprises a first lens group G1, which includes a negative focal length, a second lens group G2, which includes a positive focal length, a third lens...
US-7,623,280 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a light source configured to emit light beams, a deflector to deflect the light beams emitted from the light source, a first...
US-7,623,268 Replacement halftoning
A method and an apparatus to perform replacement halftoning is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises dithering multiple color channels of a pixel of...
US-7,623,143 Light quantity adjusting apparatus, color-registration-deviation amount detecting apparatus light quantity...
Light quantity is adjusted in an image forming apparatus including an image carrier by forming a pattern on the image carrier, detecting a light quantity of a...
US-7,622,958 Semiconductor device including current-driven differential driver and method of controlling current-driven...
A semiconductor device includes a current-driven differential driver and a control circuit. The current-driven differential driver is configured to generate a...
US-7,622,901 System power supply apparatus and operational control method
A system power supply apparatus includes a first constant voltage circuit that generates and increases a voltage up to a first constant level when receiving a...
US-7,621,632 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus can improve an accuracy of conveyance of a recording medium with a simple structure and prevent a reverse flow of mist so as to stably...
US-7,621,619 Ink jet recording apparatus with higher flexibility in layout of components
An ink jet recording apparatus includes a recording head, a maintenance recovery unit for maintaining and recovering a state of the recording head, a waste...
US-7,621,608 Image forming apparatus having improved capability for maintaining ink delivery
An image forming apparatus having a recording head for discharging an ink includes a fuel cell unit and a water supply unit. The fuel cell unit generates power...
US-7,621,519 Sheet conveying apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus
A first conveying unit conveys a sheet. A second conveying unit conveys the sheet conveyed by the first conveying unit in a direction different from a sheet...
US-7,621,448 Information display medium, information managing apparatus, information managing method, guidance managing...
An information managing apparatus for managing an information display medium is disclosed that includes a reversible display unit that is configured to...
US-7,620,744 Method and system for diagnosis and control of machines using connection and connectionless modes of communication
A method and system for monitoring, controlling and diagnosing operation of a machine such as a business office machine including a facsimile machine, a copier,...
US-7,620,718 System and method to provide integrated device, user, and account information to users
A system and method for managing and servicing a device communicatively coupled to a network, including: receiving device information, including alert...
US-7,620,717 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-7,620,700 Communication system implementing a plurality of communication apparatuses as communication client and...
A communication technique is provided for realizing transmission/reception of an operation request and an operation response to a received operation response...
US-7,620,357 Image forming apparatus with obtuse-edge cleaning blade
An image forming apparatus of the present invention includes a cleaning brush positioned upstream of a blade nip in the direction of movement of the surface of a...
US-7,620,349 Agent containing unit having improved usability, agent refill unit, and image forming apparatus
An agent containing unit for use in an image forming apparatus includes a container, a discharge port unit, and a support plate. The container stores an agent...
US-7,620,345 Image forming apparatus including an operation panel provided on a facing
An image forming apparatus is disclosed, that includes multiple imaging units, a loading unit formed on the top face of the main body of the image forming...
US-7,620,336 Apparatus and method for fixing an image
An apparatus including and a method using a fixing device including a fixing member, a pressure member, a heater, and a pressure controller. The fixing member...
US-7,619,797 Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning apparatus includes a housing that positions and holds a plurality of light sources emitting light beams, a deflection mirror that deflects...
US-7,619,796 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An aperture has an aperture opening that transmits a predetermined portion of a light beam. A phase optical element changes a phase of a portion of a light beam....
US-7,619,795 Optical scanning device, optical scanning method, and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a laser light source that emits a laser beam; a light deflector that deflects the laser beam; a scan-imaging optical system...
US-7,619,793 Moire reduction apparatus, method, and computer product
An image forming apparatus has a color converter, a BG/UCR processor, a Bk/Lk generator, and a halftone processor. The cyan, the black, and the magenta are...
US-7,619,788 Document feeding and reading unit and image forming apparatus
A document feeding and reading unit and an image forming apparatus capable of reducing errors in magnification copying when the change in the diameter of drive...
US-7,619,787 Method and apparatus for illuminating a document
An image forming apparatus includes at least one light source and at least one reflector. The at least one light source is configured to emit light and has an...
US-7,619,755 Apparatus, method, system, and computer program for managing image processing
An apparatus, method, system, computer program and product, each capable of inputting an input image; obtaining an image object indicating image processing to be...
US-7,619,643 Method and apparatus for image forming capable of effectively avoiding an adverse temperature effect to an...
An image forming apparatus includes a first support member, an image carrying member configured to carry a toner image thereon, and an optical writing apparatus...
US-7,619,400 Compact voltage step-up/step-down switching regulator
This patent specification describes a switching regulator which includes a step-up/step-down unit configured to generate an output voltage by stepping up or down...
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