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Image forming device and method of controlling the image forming device
In an image forming device including a system control unit, an image formation unit forming an image on a recording sheet using a predetermined process, an image...
Header-based processing of images compressed using multi-scale transforms
A method and apparatus is described for segmenting an image, for adaptively scaling an image, and for automatically scaling and cropping an image based on...
Optical disk stabilizing apparatus and method of controlling optical disk
An optical disk apparatus includes a rotary driving unit rotating an optical disk which is flexible, an optical pickup irradiating light upon a recording surface...
Image pickup apparatus and image processing method for picking up an image
of a target in divisions
An image pickup apparatus for picking up an image of a target object in divisions as a plurality of partial images which overlap by a predetermined quantity, is...
Digital camera, mobile terminal, and method of displaying images for user
controlled image connection
The digital camera includes a photographing unit which picks-up image data, a storage control unit which stores the image data, a reconstruction control unit...
Remote visitor monitoring system
A visitor monitoring system includes a reading device that reads personal data of a visitor from an identification medium, a terminal device that converts the...
Fixing apparatus and an image formation apparatus
A fixing apparatus and an image formation apparatus are disclosed. The fixing apparatus includes two or more heaters with temperature detecting function that...
Method and apparatus for assembling parts
A method and an apparatus for fixing a part and a part support for mounting the part by use of adhesive via an intermediate member are disclosed. The adhesive is...
Sheet folding device, sheet processing apparatus, and image forming system
including the sheet folding device
A sheet folding device, method, and computer program product for conveying one of a sheet and a sheet bundle with pressure by a sheet conveying unit toward a...
Image forming process and image forming apparatus and ink set therefor
An image is formed by applying a recording composition having a colorant and a treating composition including a component that reacts with colorant droplets so...
Management mediating device, image processing apparatus, management
mediating program, and storing medium...
A management mediating device includes a management system communication device for making a connection to a management system outside a fire wall from inside...
Layout design method for semiconductor integrated circuit, and
semiconductor integrated circuit
In a layout design method for a semiconductor integrated circuit, a cell layout library is provided which stores structure information of functional cells and a...
Conveyor device and image forming apparatus
A toner-conveying device includes a movable plate. The movable plate is movable between a holding position such as to couple a cap of a toner container to a...
Method, apparatus, and program for image processing capable of effectively
preventing and detecting tampering,...
An image processing apparatus includes an acquiring mechanism configured to acquire an original document image, a dividing mechanism configured to divide the...
Method and apparatus for definition of signal for record medium
In an optical information record medium including a plurality of record layers that are recordable, various signal characteristics with respect to an area X in a...
Optical pickup apparatus and optical pickup method
An optical pickup apparatus for reading/reproducing data on an optical recording medium, includes a plurality of laser diodes configured to emit laser light of...
Information recording method and information recording apparatus that can
achieve uniform signal...
In an information recording method and apparatus, when performing recording by using multiple pulses defined by erase powers Pe1 and Pe2 for forming a space part...
Method and apparatus of recording information in reduced waiting time
A method, apparatus and computer-readable recording medium are disclosed, for recording information in an information recording medium. The method includes a...
Reference voltage generating circuit and constant voltage circuit
A reference voltage generating circuit for producing a predetermined reference voltage at an output node includes a depletion-type n-channel field-effect...
Printed wiring board
To cancel a magnetic field in an interconnection pattern of a printed wiring board.A first interconnection pattern 3a is formed on a surface 1a of an insulating...
Electronic device and control method thereof
In the energy saving mode, a card I/F circuit section is controlled to turn ON intermittently for a predetermined interval by using a switch. The I/F circuit...
Multi-beam image forming apparatus
A multi-beam image forming apparatus includes: first and second semiconductor laser arrays each having n laser elements; a multi-beam generation unit that...
A semiconductor device equipped with an integrated circuit including a metal thin-film-resistor object is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a lower...
Thermosensitive recording material
The present invention aims to provide thermosensitive recording materials that allow excellent stampability, prevent sticking, represent less image-density...
Techniques that facilitate tracking of physical locations of paper
Techniques that facilitate tracking of physical locations of paper documents. Embodiments of the present invention can track physical locations of paper...
System for document management and information processing
A document data handling apparatus for coupling a plurality of document data, wherein each of the plurality of document data includes a plurality of types of...
Managing shipment charges for international transportation of items
A method and system for tracking and making use of variances between amounts billed to a supplier for shipping items from one country to customers in another and...
Toner recovery belt conveyor, process cartridge, and image forming
apparatus using the same
A toner recovery device, capable of preventing toner from spilling out of the space between protruding sections and an inner wall of a toner-conveying pipe, and...
Intermediate transfer belt and image forming apparatus and image forming
method using the same
An intermediate transfer belt and an image forming apparatus including the belt may include a drawn component not greater than 98% of which is imidized. The...
Device and method for belt speed control, and image forming apparatus
A scale including equally spaced marks is attached to a belt in a direction of movement of the belt such that a gap is formed between a first end and a second...
Film driving apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same
The invention provides a film driving apparatus in which no adverse effect is caused by a change in the circumferential length of a film even if there arises the...
Image forming apparatus for forming images with at least two process
An image forming apparatus forms a multiple-color image with at least two process speeds. A secondary-transfer-bias applying unit applies a bias to a secondary...
Printing system with embedded audio/video content recognition and
A printing system includes embedded functionality for performing media content recognition and processing. Based on the results of the content recognition and...
Optical module and optical recording and/or reproducing apparatus
An optical module has a first light source which emits a first light beam from a first light emission point in a predetermined direction, a second light source...
Signal processing method and signal processing apparatus
A signal processing apparatus is provided with a converter for converting at least one analog light detection signal into a digital light detection signal, and a...
Optical scanning module, device, and method, and imaging apparatus
An optical scanning module includes a light-emission source emitting a light beam, a movable mirror reflecting the light beam, and a movable mirror driving part...
Image processor and image processing method for image enhancement using
A filtering processing unit of an image processor includes a component extraction unit, a character edge quantity calculation unit, and a correction unit...
Print system and printer device facilitating reuse of print data
A print system includes a communication path, a client device which transmits print data to said communication path, a host device connected to said...
Image-forming-device management system capable of operating in
An image-forming-device management system includes an image-forming device, a data communication device and a central management device. A real-time clock...
Graphical user interface
A printer filter including a companion script file and which filters a standard printer data stream to perform a user-specified print job. In particular, the...
Image processing apparatus, display apparatus with touch panel, image
processing method and computer program
An image processing apparatus comprises: a boundary line designating unit which designates a boundary line for dividing a screen into a plurality of regions; and...
Backflow preventing circuit capable of preventing reverse current
This patent specification describes a backflow prevention circuit which includes a first switch configured to conduct or to shut down a current path from an...
Cerdip type of solid-state image sensing device, structure and method for
gripping cerdip type of solid-state...
A cerdip type of solid-state image sensing device includes a base on which photoelectric transfer devices are arranged in line along a main scanning direction, a...
Semiconductor device, EL display device, liquid crystal display device,
and calculating device
There is provided a semiconductor device able to increase the mobility of carriers and reduce the current in the OFF state. The semiconductor device includes a...
Reversible thermosensitive recording medium, reversible thermosensitive
recording label, reversible...
There is provided a reversible thermosensitive recording medium including a support, an intermediate layer, and a thermosensitive recording layer which...
Manufacturing method of the active matrix substrate, and an
electro-optical apparatus having the active matrix...
A manufacturing method of a thin film apparatus, includes: a first step for forming a separation layer on a heat resistant substrate; a second step for forming a...
Phase-change optical recording medium
A phase-change optical recording medium is disclosed including a supporting substrate and the following contiguous layers formed on the supporting substrate in...
Inkjet coating method and apparatus
An inkjet coating method can achieve high-performance coating with a simple system by forming a precise and uniform coat over a coating area and precise edge...
Method and system for diagnosis and control of machines using
connectionless modes having delivery monitoring...
A method and system for retransmitting messages using an alternate mode of communication when an original mode of communication is determined to be unsuccessful....
Verification scheme for email message containing information about
remotely monitored devices
The present invention relates to sending control or monitoring information between two hardware devices utilizing email. Control information relating to either a...