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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...
US-7,618,115 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a unit to calculate the number of pages printable with remaining color material based on statistical data on the amount of...
US-7,617,770 Stencil printing apparatus capable of duplex printing
In a stencil printing apparatus capable of duplex printing, in which a front surface printing process for printing a front surface image on one surface of a...
US-D604,308 Digital camera display panel with an animated graphical user interface
US-7,617,399 Information providing device, method, program and recording medium, and user authentication device, method,...
In an information providing device and method, a plurality of information providers, including first and second information providers, are made to be associated...
US-7,617,311 Method and system of remote diagnostic, control and information collection using a dynamic linked library of...
A method, system and computer program product for (1) collecting information from a remote application unit and/or (2) diagnosing or controlling the remote...
US-7,616,923 Power guiding device and image forming apparatus having power guiding device
A shutter is rotatably supported by a first powder guiding member. When the first powder guiding member and a second powder guiding member occupy powder guiding...
US-7,616,922 Cleaning device for cleaning a surface of an image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus, and process...
A cleaning device that cleans the surface of an image carrier, includes a cleaning blade that contacts the surface of the image carrier, a lubricant-applying...
US-7,616,915 Image forming apparatus having a force-converting mechanism to detach a rotary body
A bearing detachably and rotatably holds a photoconductor. A bearing holder firmly holds the bearing. A rotating lever is provided on a rotation axis of a...
US-7,616,909 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
In an image forming apparatus, a toner image formed on a photosensitive drum is primarily transferred onto an intermediate transfer belt. The toner image on the...
US-7,616,842 End-to-end design of electro-optic imaging systems with constrained digital filters
A unified design strategy takes into account different subsystems within an overall electro-optic imaging system. In one implementation, the design methodology...
US-7,616,841 End-to-end design of electro-optic imaging systems
A unified design strategy takes into account different subsystems within an overall electro-optic imaging system. In one implementation, the design methodology...
US-7,616,840 Techniques for using an image for the retrieval of television program information
A method for determining a video file such as a television program file is provided. The method comprises receiving information identifying an input image;...
US-7,616,815 Reformatting documents using document analysis information
A method and apparatus for reformatting electronic documents is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises performing layout analysis on an electronic...
US-7,616,813 Background area extraction in document layout analysis
An apparatus, method, system, computer program and product, each capable of extracting a background area of a document image. The background area of the document...
US-7,616,628 Switched processor datapath
Data-processing systems including processor datapaths that efficiently support computationally advantageous routing operations are disclosed. Data-processing...
US-7,616,384 Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
A zoom lens includes, in order along an optical axis from a side nearest to a photographic subject to an imaging site, a first lens group I that comprises a...
US-7,616,364 Scanning optical system, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus having a biconvex lens having a change of...
A scanning optical system includes converges, with a single lens, a divergent luminous flux, which is deflected in a main scanning direction by an optical...
US-7,616,350 Data communication apparatus and method
A data communication apparatus is provided with an image reader which reads a document image, a storage which stores image data of the document image read by the...
US-7,615,844 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device is provided that includes: a base insulating film; a metal thin-film resistor that is provided on the base insulating film; a lower-layer...
US-7,615,481 Method of manufacturing multilevel interconnect structure and multilevel interconnect structure
A method of manufacturing a multilevel interconnect structure using a screen printing method is disclosed. In the multilevel interconnect structure, an...
US-7,614,740 Image forming apparatus having a recessed part in outer covering
An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body having an image forming part that forms an image by scanning a recording head discharging droplets of a...
US-7,613,867 Information recording apparatus, information recording method and recording medium recording program
A controller 10 carries out a control such as to divide a cache memory 8 for temporarily storing data when recording and/or reproducing the data on a data...
US-7,613,802 Creating devices to support a variety of models of remote diagnostics from various manufacturers
The present invention relates to creating device objects for maintaining communication between a interfacing device and a controlling device. These device...
US-7,613,549 Approach for managing power consumption in buildings
An approach for managing power consumption in a building includes receiving a signal that indicates that a user has entered or left the building. In response to...
US-7,613,419 Image forming apparatus and image forming method characterized by a particular nip time
An image forming apparatus equipped with an image bearing member, a latent electrostatic image forming unit which forms a latent electrostatic image on the image...
US-7,613,404 Image forming apparatus transferring log information
An image forming apparatus for performing a process relating to forming of an image includes a log management unit to manage generated log information, and a log...
US-7,613,386 Waterproof case for portable device
A waterproof case for containing a portable device including at least one operation part offset in a direction perpendicular to an inserting direction of the...
US-7,613,091 Method for identifying double-layer disc and optical disc apparatus
The object of the present invention is to enable the identification of double-layer disc type (recordable double-layer disc, rewritable double-layer disc and...
US-7,612,928 Optical scanning apparatus, image forming apparatus using the same and method of regulating the optical...
An optical scanning apparatus includes a plurality of light sources for emitting light beams and a rotary deflector for deflecting the light beams. A revolution...
US-7,612,920 Multifunction image forming apparatus and document information searching method
A control unit of a multifunction image forming apparatus obtains document information concerning copied documents, scanner read documents, and e-mail documents,...
US-7,612,570 Surface-potential distribution measuring apparatus, image carrier, and image forming apparatus
A surface-potential distribution measuring apparatus includes an electron gun, an electron-beam optical system, an electron-emission panel, a detector, and a...
US-7,612,455 Layered structure for electron device including regions of different wettability, electron device and electron...
A layered structure comprises a variable wettability layer including a material that changes a critical surface tension in response to energy provided thereto,...
US-7,611,815 External additive for toner for electrophotography, toner for electrophotography, double-component developer...
An external additive for a toner for electrophotography which contains oxide fine particles which contain silicon, in which the oxide fine particles have a...
US-7,611,762 Optical recording medium
An optical disc having a transition linear velocity of 8-11 m/s when irradiating continuous light with 11.+-.1 mW and a wavelength of 660.+-.10 nm using a pickup...
US-7,611,656 Method and device for fabricating plastic molded article
A method of fabricating a plastic molded article is disclosed. In the method, a compound liquid, including two component liquids insoluble in each other and...
US-7,611,238 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance belt stretched around a plurality of rollers and carrying and conveying a recording medium to the image forming...
US-7,611,138 Paper feeder and image forming apparatus using the same
A paper feeder for feeding paper in an image forming apparatus is disclosed. The paper feeder includes multiple manual paper feed openings and multiple manual...
US-7,611,106 Attaching structure of supporting legs for apparatus
An attaching structure of supporting legs for an apparatus is disclosed. The attaching structure of the supporting legs for the apparatus includes plural...
US-D603,450 Process cartridge for image forming apparatus
US-7,610,374 Method of initializing a data processing object associated with a communication protocol used to extract status...
A method, system, and computer program product for initializing at least one data processing object associated with a communication protocol used to extract...
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