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Method and apparatus for recording information
A method and apparatus for recording information with improved capabilities of suitably updating numerous setting items addressing the change in recording...
Reversible recording material and displaying element
A reversible recording material is disclosed. The reversible recording material includes one or more kinds of compounds having a structure shown in Chemical...
Secure scanning device
A scanning device includes a mechanism and/or process for scanning a document and generating scan data that reflects the document. The scanning device is...
Printer user interface
A multifunction printer enables the printing of time-based media and is operated via a user interface. The user interface includes a touch screen for accepting...
Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
Light beams emitted from a light source, which is a semiconductor laser, are changed to weak diverging rays by a coupling lens, pass through an aperture, and are...
Step-up/down DC-DC converter
A step-up/down DC-DC converter is disclosed that includes: a step-up/down part generating an output voltage by stepping up or down an input voltage; and a...
Rotary encoder, belt conveyance apparatus, and image forming apparatus
A rotary encoder includes a shaft which serves as a rotation axis, a disc supporting plate fixed to the shaft, an encoder disc having a center hole, a first side...
Sheet alignment device, sheet finishing apparatus including the same, and
image processing system including the...
A sheet alignment device, that is included in a sheet finishing apparatus integrally mounted with an image forming apparatus to an image forming system or...
Detecting an orientation of characters in a document image
An apparatus, method, system, computer program and product, each capable of detecting an orientation of characters in a document image are disclosed. The...
Image forming apparatus and abnormality detecting method
A light-emission control unit controls an emission of a light beam from a light-beam generating unit based on an input image signal. A light-beam scanning unit...
Switching regulator and method for changing output voltages thereof
A switching regulator including two switching elements and a control switching part. The two switching elements perform a switching operation according to a...
Semiconductor device and fabrication process thereof
A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor substrate, a polysilicon pattern formed on the semiconductor substrate via an insulation film, an interlayer...
Toner, developer, toner container, process cartridge, image forming
apparatus, and image forming method
To provide a toner that can provide long-term removability and high-definition images with reduced image layer thickness and densely-packed toner particles, a...
Toner cartridge holder
Process cartridge for image forming apparatus
Developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A developing device includes a developer carrier opposed to an image carrier for carrying an electrostatic latent image, and a rotatable developer transferring...
Fixing device, image forming apparatus including the fixing device, and
A fixing device for fixing an image formed on a recording material in an image forming apparatus includes a fixing member, a heating part that heats the fixing...
Semiconductor laser diode array
In a semiconductor laser diode array, first electrodes of a laser chip are coated with an insulating substance, and contact holes are formed in the insulating...
Light source module, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus
A coupling lens collimates an optical beam emitted from a laser light source. An aperture shields a peripheral light flux area of the collimated optical beam. A...
Color signal processing and color profile creation for color image
A signal processing method for converting input color value information (Lab) represented in a uniform color space into a set of five output color levels of...
Image forming device, image forming method, and recording medium that
provide multi-level error diffusion
An image forming device includes a quantization unit which quantizes each pixel of an M-level gradation input image into one of N levels (M>N.gtoreq.2)...
Wavelet-based image processing path
A system is described. In one embodiment, the system comprises an image processing path and a print engine coupled to the image processing path. The image...
Image forming apparatus and fixing device therefor
An image forming apparatus of the present invention includes a fixing device for fixing a toner image on a sheet with heat. A main and an auxiliary power supply...
Light path shift device and image display device
A light path shift device is disclosed that is able to divide an effective region of a light path and drive the divided regions independently. The light path...
Image forming apparatus, operation panel control method, and computer
In a multifunction product, it is determined whether a detachable expansion board for realizing an electronic watermark function has been mounted. When the...
Power supply device, and LED device and electronic device using same
A power supply device includes a step-up circuit configured to supply a driving voltage to a load, a comparison circuit configured to compare an output voltage...
Electromechanical device for controlling an image forming apparatus
An electromechanical device including a key top member (i.e., a push button cover device) used in a push button mechanism. The key top member has a main body, a...
Toner, developer including the toner, and method for fixing toner image
A toner composition including toner particles including a binder resin including a modified polyester resin, and a second resin having a weight average molecular...
Processing system and method using recomposable software
An inspecting apparatus for inspecting a performance of a circuit baseboard. The inspecting apparatus includes a PLD having a circuit for inspecting the circuit...
System and method for automatic generation of visual representations and
links in a hierarchical messaging system
A multimedia message system automatically generates visual representations (thumbnails) of message or media objects and references (links) between media objects;...
Techniques for generating and using playlist identifiers for media objects
Techniques for creating a playlist for media objects are provided. The techniques include receiving a selection of a set of IDs. Each ID is generated based on...
Apparatus, system, method and computer program product for document
A document management apparatus is configured to designate a desired document in a series of documents managed under a DMA document object model and to make a...
Web service provider and authentication service provider
A Web service providing method of a Web service provider providing a Web service comprises a decoding request transmission step transmitting, in response to a...
Maintenance mediation apparatus, maintenance target apparatus maintenance
method, and maintenance system
A maintenance mediation apparatus mediating maintenance information includes a maintenance center giving an instruction for a maintenance operation to...
Developing device, and image forming apparatus and process cartridge using
the developing device
A developing device including a developing unit configured to develop an electrostatic latent image with a toner; a toner cartridge configured to contain the...
Rotation device, method for controlling rotation of a driving source,
computer readible medium and image...
A rotation device includes a rotation member, rotation driving source, transmission mechanism, rotation pulse generation mechanism, target value arrangement...
Method and apparatus for image forming capable of effectively supporting a
A support device for use in an image forming apparatus includes a process cartridge and an apparatus main body. The process cartridge further includes an image...
Information recording and reproducing apparatus
An information recording and reproducing apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a running power controlling and recording unit and an interval adjusting...
Clock signal generating device and an optical disc apparatus incorporating
A clock generating circuit includes: a clock data extracting circuit extracting a clock data signal from a wobble signal detected from an optical disc by passing...
Information processing apparatus
A disclosed information processing apparatus includes a central processing unit; a substrate on which the central processing unit is mounted; a housing...
Fixing structure, lens block, image reading unit and image forming
A lens block according to the present invention includes a lens cylinder; and at least one lens accommodated in the lens cylinder and dividing a space in the...
Micro-optical device, spatial optical modulator and projector utilizing
the micro-optical device
A micro-optical device includes a plurality of minute optical elements each having a curved surface operable to condense incident light. The minute optical...
Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus
A disclosed optical scanning apparatus for scanning a scanning surface using a light beam, the optical scanning apparatus comprises: a light source having a...
Step-up/step-down switching regulator
A disclosed step-up/step-down switching regulator includes a step-up/step-down part using an inductor for stepping up or stepping down an input voltage from an...
Image-fixing method and image-fixing device, and, image-forming method and
An image-fixing method contains: passing a recording medium bearing an image through a nip between two or more fixing members to fix the image onto the recording...
Latent electrostatic image bearing member, and the method for producing
the same, image forming method, image...
The present invention provides a latent electrostatic image bearing member which includes a support, a charge generating layer, and a charge transporting layer,...
Electrophotographic photoreceptor, method of image formation, image
formation apparatus and process cartridge...
An electrophotographic photoconductor that is excellent in the stability of image quality and can realize high durability is provided. In an electrophotographic...
Test operation for inkjet printer and multifunctional machine
An inkjet printer including a plurality of inkjet heads for recording a one or more colors on a document, a determining part for determining whether a first...
Positioning controlling apparatus, positioning control method, program for
making computer execute this method,...
A positioning controlling apparatus includes: a current speed calculator that calculates a current speed of a conveyor belt from a detected moving distance; a...