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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...
US-7,673,980 Ink-jet recording apparatus, ink-jet copier and recording medium
A containing member contains a recording medium which has a base member and granular material coated on both sides of the base member, and roughness of the...
US-7,673,964 Removing member and image forming apparatus
A removing member for use in an image forming apparatus removes foreign materials from a nozzle face of a discharge head provided in the image forming apparatus....
US-7,673,869 Image forming apparatus and image forming method, and program
An image forming apparatus includes a sheet mounting part for mounting plural sheets thereon, a sheet feeding part having a sheet feeding roller for feeding one...
US-7,673,569 Method of and system for managing rack operation, method of and system for managing multistage rack, article...
When a first article is to be delivered to a customer and a second article is to be collected from the customer, first rack components required for delivery of...
US-7,673,165 Image processing device, method for saving power consumption of the image processing device, and a computer product
The image processing device comprises a first function block section formed of functional blocks which require a supply of power so as to maintain the image...
US-7,673,016 System, computer program product and method for selecting an application service provider
A method, system and computer program product for managing applications service provider (ASP) transactions between an ASP and an ASP user. The method on which...
US-7,672,864 Generating and displaying level-of-interest values
Attendees or viewers of a presentation provide input marking specific points corresponding to a high level of interest. Received bookmarks are aggregated to...
US-7,672,635 Method and apparatus for image forming and effectively applying lubricant to an image bearing member
A lubricant supplying device including a molded lubricant having a Martens hardness of about 40 N/mm.sup.2 to about 70 N/mm.sup.2 measured with a test force of...
US-7,672,630 Image forming apparatus and image forming method with improved cleaning mechanism
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming mechanism to form a toner image on a recording medium according to image data and a fixing mechanism to fix...
US-7,672,625 Developing device using electrostatic transport and hopping (ETH)
A developing device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus that use ETH development, and are capable of forming good multi-color images with a simple...
US-7,672,607 Fixing device to reduce warm-up time and apparatus using same
A fixing device, including a fixing rotary body including a first heat source, a pressing rotary body including a second heat source, and a control device...
US-7,672,605 Transfer device and image forming apparatus
A transfer device is provided for an image forming apparatus designed such that toner images formed on a plurality of image bearing members are transferred one...
US-7,672,604 Image forming apparatus and image forming method using electrostatic transport and hopping
An image forming apparatus having a developing apparatus using a development system in which toner is moved by means of a traveling wave electric field. The...
US-7,672,602 Developing unit and image forming apparatus which forces consumption of toner
A developing unit supplies toner from a developing roller to an electrostatic latent image formed on an image carrier, and creates a visual image. A forced...
US-7,672,601 Image forming apparatus and output setting method of consumed status of consumable items of the image forming...
An image forming apparatus which uses a consumable item is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a consumed status detecting unit which detects a value...
US-7,672,583 Camera including a slip-proof section
A camera includes a base section, and a grip section which is provided in at least one lateral end of the camera, bending to a rear side of the camera. The grip...
US-7,672,543 Triggering applications based on a captured text in a mixed media environment
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes...
US-7,672,172 Memory configuration of a composite memory device
The present invention is related to a composite flash memory device comprises a plural sector flash memory array which is divided to plural sector that is a...
US-7,672,127 Information processing device and manufacturing method of the information processing device
An information processing device includes a housing part; a heating part arranged in the housing part; a cooling unit configured to cool the heating part; an...
US-7,672,066 Zoom lens camera and personal digital assistant device
A zoom lens includes, in order from an object to an image, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive...
US-7,672,032 Optical scanner and image forming apparatus using optical scanner
An optical axis of at least one surface of a resin-made diffracting lens is shifted in a main scanning direction with respect to an incident beam. A synchronous...
US-7,672,018 Image generation such that halftone colors are expressed with dither patterns selected based on densities of...
An image is generated by performing area coverage modulation to express a halftone color according to a gross area of dots displayed in a pixel of the image. The...
US-7,672,004 Format convertible image processing system, and program
An image processing system connects a plurality of clients to an image processing apparatus via a network. The image processing apparatus includes a reading...
US-7,671,884 Rotary drive apparatus, optical scan apparatus, and image formation apparatus
A rotary drive apparatus includes a rotary body with a support portion, a rotor magnet supported by the support portion of the rotary body, a fixation section...
US-7,671,882 Semiconductor laser modulation driving apparatus and image forming apparatus
A semiconductor laser modulation signal is generated for modulating a semiconductor laser. The semiconductor laser is driven based on the semiconductor laser...
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