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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...
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...
Image forming apparatus capable of providing a stable belt movement in a
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Communication apparatus, communication program, storage medium, and method
A communication apparatus connected to a plurality of IP (internet protocol) networks and conducting packet communication with other communication apparatuses...
Phase-change optical recording medium and recording and reproducing method
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...
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...
Image-processing apparatus, an image-processing method, a program, and a
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Conveyor device, process cartridge, image forming apparatus, and method of
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...
Belt conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus using such a belt
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...
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...
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...
White space graphs and trees for content-adaptive scaling of document
A method, article of manufacture, and apparatus for content-adaptive scaling of document images is described. In one embodiment, the method comprises identifying...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Ink jet recording apparatus with higher flexibility in layout of
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...
Image forming apparatus having improved capability for maintaining ink
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...
Sheet conveying apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image forming
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Optical scanning device, optical scanning method, and image forming
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...
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...
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...
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...
Apparatus, method, system, and computer program for managing image
An apparatus, method, system, computer program and product, each capable of inputting an input image; obtaining an image object indicating image processing to be...
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...
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...