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US-7,684,648 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...
US-7,684,637 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...
US-7,684,531 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...
US-7,684,458 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...
US-7,684,456 Laser diode and semiconductor light-emitting device producing visible-wavelength radiation
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...
US-7,684,163 Abnormal connection detecting circuit and driving device including the same
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...
US-7,684,100 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...
US-7,684,068 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...
US-7,684,067 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...
US-7,684,065 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...
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...
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