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US-7,570,398 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...
US-7,570,380 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...
US-7,570,278 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...
US-7,570,034 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...
US-7,569,808 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...
US-7,568,688 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...
US-7,567,730 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...
US-7,567,268 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...
US-7,567,065 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...
US-7,566,607 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...
US-7,566,521 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...
US-D597,130 Toner cartridge holder
US-D597,129 Process cartridge for image forming apparatus
US-7,565,098 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...
US-7,565,087 Fixing device, image forming apparatus including the fixing device, and fixing method
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...
US-7,564,886 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...
US-7,564,607 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...
US-7,564,604 Color signal processing and color profile creation for color image reproduction
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...
US-7,564,588 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)...
US-7,564,585 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...
US-7,564,574 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...
US-7,564,508 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...
US-7,564,464 Image forming apparatus, operation panel control method, and computer product
In a multifunction product, it is determined whether a detachable expansion board for realizing an electronic watermark function has been mounted. When the...
US-7,564,196 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...
US-7,564,002 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...
US-7,563,555 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...
US-7,562,350 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...
US-7,562,302 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;...
US-7,562,301 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...
US-7,562,286 Apparatus, system, method and computer program product for document management
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...
US-7,562,217 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...
US-7,561,985 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...
US-7,561,835 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...
US-7,561,830 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...
US-7,561,826 Method and apparatus for image forming capable of effectively supporting a process cartridge
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...
US-7,561,507 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...
US-7,561,503 Clock signal generating device and an optical disc apparatus incorporating the device
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...
US-7,561,428 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...
US-7,561,348 Fixing structure, lens block, image reading unit and image forming apparatus
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...
US-7,561,336 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...
US-7,561,318 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...
US-7,560,911 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...
US-7,560,216 Image-fixing method and image-fixing device, and, image-forming method and image-forming apparatus
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...
US-7,560,204 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,...
US-7,560,203 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...
US-7,559,622 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...
US-7,559,470 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...
US-D596,225 Toner cartridge
US-7,558,704 Method and device for time verifying measurement data
A disclosed measuring device generates measurement data recorded by continuously measuring measurement information. Divided data items are generated by dividing...
US-7,558,520 Heating member for an image forming apparatus, having improved releasibility and conductivity
The present invention is characterized in that, for the purpose of achieving a heating member (fixing member) in which thermal conductivity or electrical...
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