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US-7,698,484 Information processor configured to detect available space in a storage in another information processor
An information processor that is connected to at least one other information processor via a network, includes a detecting unit that detects an optional device...
US-7,698,362 Web service connecting apparatus and web service connecting method
A connection setting part holds a selecting condition for a binding to use; a common interface part receives a connection request from a common interface...
US-7,697,875 Development device for developing an electrostatic latent image formed on an image carrying member into a...
An image forming apparatus includes either one of a process cartridge and a development device. The process cartridge is attachable to and detachable from the...
US-7,697,874 Developer supply roller and image forming apparatus
To provide a developer supply roller including: a shaft core; and an elastic layer over the shaft core, wherein the elastic layer is composed of at least a first...
US-7,697,870 Developer container, developer supplying device, and image forming apparatus
A developer container has a main part accommodating a developer therein and is detachably attached to a main part of an image forming apparatus. The developer...
US-7,697,867 Image forming apparatus with fluctuation-pattern detection and fine-tuning-pattern correction
After detecting a speed fluctuation pattern per rotation of a photosensitive drum, a process that forms an image based on image data while causing the...
US-7,697,861 Printing apparatus and image forming apparatus
A printing apparatus receives a plurality of print jobs containing print data from a host computer connected thereto through a network. The printing apparatus...
US-7,697,851 User initiated alerts in a document processing environment
A method and apparatus for processing electronic documents is provided. A request, from a first user, to issue an alert to a second user that may have submitted...
US-7,697,835 Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes an emission device for illuminating a subject, a preliminary emission control device for controlling preliminary emission before...
US-7,697,767 Code processing device, code processing method, program, and recording medium
In a code processing device, a rank assignment unit assigns ranks to sets of partial codes of original codes respectively, wherein, when the sets have different...
US-7,697,762 Document lighting unit, image scanning unit, and image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus which includes an image forming unit and an image scanning unit. The image forming unit includes a document-contact face, a...
US-7,697,395 Optical device, method of producing the same, optical pickup, and optical information processing device
An optical device having a sub-wavelength grating formed in a specified region is disclosed that is able to prevent wave front degradation accompanying a phase...
US-7,697,184 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a polygon mirror, a beam detector, a correcting unit, and a controller. The polygon mirror deflects and scans a light beam in...
US-7,697,180 Light deflector, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus
A light deflector is disclosed that includes a movable mirror serving as a deflector supported by a rotary shaft and configured to deflect a light beam emitted...
US-7,697,179 Light deflecting method and apparatus efficiently using a floating mirror
Method of deflecting light includes the steps of providing a substrate and forming a supporting member on the substrate. Next forming step forms electrodes at...
US-7,697,154 Generating multiple image files from an original document or original image data
A disclosed image file generating apparatus includes an original document reader, a dividing preferences input, a name preferences input, and an image file...
US-7,697,057 Image-pickup apparatus indicating a focused area and camera
An image-pickup apparatus including: a photographing optical system (100); an image-pickup device (102) having a first driving mode for outputting charges in a...
US-7,697,033 Imaging apparatus having image blur suppression function
An imaging apparatus, including an image pick up device capable of moving in a transverse direction to a photographing optical axis, a drive circuit configured...
US-7,697,002 Varying hand-drawn line width for display
The present invention overcomes the deficiencies of the prior art with a system for varying hand-drawn line width as a function of geometric or temporal...
US-7,696,713 Drive control method, drive control device, belt apparatus, image forming apparatus, image reading apparatus,...
Driving of a pulse motor is controlled in such a manner that a rotating body driven by the pulse motor rotates at a uniform angular velocity. Angular...
US-7,695,885 Developer and image forming method using the developer
A negatively-chargeable non-magnetic one-component developer for developing an electrostatic latent image using a contact DC-bias development method, having a...
US-7,695,883 Toner and developer, toner container, process cartridge, image forming apparatus, and image forming method...
To provide a toner containing an ethyl acetate-soluble polyester component and an ethyl acetate-insoluble polyester component, wherein the toner is granulated in...
US-7,695,878 Image forming apparatus, process cartridge and toner for use in the image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including an image bearer; a charging device charging the image bearer; a light irradiating device irradiating the charged image...
US-7,695,116 Liquid droplet discharging device and image forming apparatus
In a disclosed recording head, a piezoelectric element applies pressure to a liquid chamber by causing an oscillating plate of the liquid chamber to be...
US-7,695,114 Inkjet head and method of producing the same
A disclosed inkjet head includes an ink channel unit formed by stacking a channel plate having a nozzle hole formed therein, a channel plate having a pressure...
US-7,694,966 Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus
A sheet processing apparatus includes a first processing unit, a second processing unit, a roller, a guide member, and a conveying unit. The first processing...
US-7,694,958 Sheet feeding cassette and image forming apparatus
A sheet feeding cassette, including a main body of the sheet feeding cassette accommodating sheets having a trench; a fence movably attached to the main body...
US-7,694,886 RFID tag and manufacturing process thereof
An RFID tag comprises a semiconductor chip storing therein information of an object to be discriminated and carrying out radio communication with a reader/writer...
US-7,694,333 Communication apparatus, communication system, certificate transmission method, anomaly detection method and a...
A communication apparatus has a communication part and authenticates a communication partner by using a digital certificate, wherein the communication apparatus...
US-7,693,994 Intermediary apparatus, distributed processing system, data-transfer method, program and recording medium
An intermediary apparatus for intermediating communications between a first communications apparatus and multiple second communications apparatuses is disclosed....
US-7,693,480 Sheet post-processing apparatus, and image forming system including the same
A sheet post-processing apparatus, e.g., that is included in an image forming system, includes: a sheet stacking unit configured to stack a plurality of sheets...
US-7,693,476 Image forming apparatus with protective agent applying unit and process cartridge
An image forming apparatus includes a charger, a developing device, a cleaning device, a protective-agent bar, and a brush. The charger uniformly charges an...
US-7,693,475 Lubricant supplying device, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A lubricant supplying device that supplies lubricant onto a surface of an image carrier includes a lubricant carrying unit and a transfer unit. The lubricant...
US-7,693,471 Sheet wrapping avoidable fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus
A fixing apparatus includes a fixing member to be heated and a pressure-contacting member for pressure contacting the fixing member. The fixing apparatus directs...
US-7,693,468 Image forming apparatus capable of effectively forming a quality color image
An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image carriers, an optical writing unit, a plurality of developing units, a transfer member, a transfer unit,...
US-7,693,466 Method for arranging image forming sections
A method of arranging a plurality of image forming sections, each of which includes a developing device and a cleaning device. The method includes arranging the...
US-7,693,465 Image forming apparatus and process cartridge
An image forming apparatus and process cartridge which uses a two-component developer comprising a toner and a carrier. By using toner and carrier having a...
US-7,693,462 Process cartridge and image forming apparatus using image developer providing reduced toner cohesion
An image developer, including a rotatable developer bearer; a rotatable developer feeding member contacting the developer bearer; a developer container located...
US-7,693,459 Charging device for charging a surface of a latent image bearing member and an image forming apparatus...
A charging device and an image forming apparatus using the charging device. The charging device includes a charging member to uniformly charge a surface of a...
US-7,693,458 Charging device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
Toner having spindle-shaped particles is used to form images in an image forming apparatus. Each spindle-shaped particle has a ratio of a length in a minor axis...
US-7,693,456 Conductive member and process cartridge having it and image forming apparatus having the process cartridge
A conductive member including a conductive supporting body (1), an electric resistance adjusting layer (2) formed on the conductive supporting body (1), and...
US-7,693,455 Conductive member, process cartridge having conductive member, and image forming apparatus having process cartridge
A conductive member to be disposed so as to abut on an image carrier is provided. The conductive member includes an elongate conductive supporter, an electrical...
US-7,693,440 Image forming apparatus for forming image with fixing device power supply control method for controlling the...
An image forming apparatus for forming an image with a fixing member, which fixing member includes a first heating member and a plurality of second heating...
US-7,693,439 Fixing device, and method and device for heating control used in the same
A fixing device includes a pair of rotating members, a heater, a detector, a calculator, a pulse width modulation circuit, and a controller. In at least one...
US-7,693,204 Surface-emitting laser device and surface-emitting laser array including same
A surface-emitting laser device is disclosed that includes a substrate connected to a heat sink; a first reflective layer formed of a semiconductor distributed...
US-7,693,196 Semiconductor laser driving unit and image forming apparatus having the same
A semiconductor laser driving unit is disclosed that includes a first part generating a bias current; a second part generating a first current for causing the...
US-7,693,019 Information recording device, method of controlling recording operation of said device, and program for...
An information recording device having a recording head for recording information on a recording medium includes: an inherent ID generator that generates an...
US-7,692,816 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer product
When first image data, which is in a first color space, is converted into second image data, which is in a second color space corresponding to an image output...
US-7,692,808 System, method and computer program product for controlling image information
An image information control method and apparatus, the apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive bit map image data sent from an information...
US-7,692,801 Optical stacked structure inspecting method and optical stacked structure inspecting apparatus
An inspecting method inspects an optical stacked structure having a reflection layer and at least one light transmitting thin film sequentially stacked on a...
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