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Digital image forming apparatus
In a digital image forming apparatus, desired ones of different data stored in a hard disk are selected and given serial numbers in the order of selection. The...
Image position detecting device and image forming apparatus using the same
An image position detecting device is disclosed that detects an image position based on a reflected light from an image carrier that reflects a light irradiated...
Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program
An image processing apparatus for changing the size of image data of an original image, includes: a comparison part comparing an image information value which...
Electric power unit and electronics device obtaining power from a
plurality of power sources
An electric power unit selectable and usable a plurality of electric sources, including an electric source-discriminating device to detect attached electric...
Optical-scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus
An optical-scanning apparatus is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the optical-scanning apparatus includes a light deflector to deflect a beam from a light...
Toner, developer, toner container, process cartridge, and an image forming
The object of the present invention is to provide a toner characterized in that the toner comprises a first binder resin and a second binder resin, the first...
External additives for electrophotographic toner, electrophotographic
toner, electrophotographic developer,...
An external additives for electrophtographic toner comprising finely divided oxide particulate including a silicon compound and a compound for doping said oxide...
Write-once-read-many optical recording media and process for recording and
reproducing information on the media
For recording information at high density even at blue-laser wavelengths, a write-once-read-many optical recording medium includes a first inorganic thin film...
Inkjet head with high density nozzle packing
An inkjet head includes a common ink puddle section, a nozzle plate having a plurality of nozzle orifices, an ink flow channel substrate having grooves...
Paper feed cassette, recording medium size detector and image formation
device using coaxial movable members...
A paper feed cassette capable of detecting the size of the recording medium loaded on the paper feed cassette, and an image formation device comprising this...
Method and apparatus for image forming capable of effectively performing
sheet finishing operation
A sheet finishing apparatus includes a conveying member configured to convey recording media and a tray configured to receive the recording media conveyed by the...
Sheet feed unit operable with smaller force and image forming apparatus
A sheet feed unit for use in an image forming apparatus includes a sheet feed unit body and a sheet cassette. The sheet feed unit body includes a first frame and...
Toner container and image forming apparatus using the same
A toner container of the present invention stores powdery toner to be replenished via a toner outlet thereof and includes a container body. A shutter device is...
Developing apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
The present invention provides a developing apparatus and an image forming apparatus which are capable of outputting stable images with no surface staining and...
Optical information recording medium
A phase-change optical information recording medium in which information can be recorded, reproduced and rewritten and which includes a first transparent...
Information recording apparatus, method and system, with increased
likelihood for recording information at...
An information recording apparatus records information on an information recording medium by focusing a light beam emitted from a light source on the information...
Optical scanner and image formation apparatus
An optical scanner has light source units spaced from each other along a first direction and having optical axes parallel to each other. Positions from which the...
Data conversion apparatus for and method of data conversion for image
The efficient use of memory devices is crucial in processing a large amount of data. In particular, the buffer memory is used in an efficient manner by the use...
Optical information recording medium
An optical information recording medium includes a transparent substrate on which a recording layer, a reflection layer, a hydrophobic protective layer, a...
Image forming apparatus and method
A copy machine achieves a reduction in power consumption when performing a saddle-stitching operation. An image forming unit forms visible images on recording...
Brush member and transfer device and image forming apparatus using the
In an image forming apparatus, a transfer brush with length of raised bristles on the surface of a metal holder equal to or smaller than 5.8 millimeters is used....
Color laser printer and detachable transfer belt unit for correcting color
and position difference
A color laser printer includes a transfer belt unit including a transfer belt with reference marks, and a drive mechanism for the transfer belt, wherein the...
Method and apparatus for image forming capable of effectively positioning
a supporting member
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member configured to bear an image on a surface thereof, an image bearing member supporting member...
Image processing apparatus and method for scalable encoded image data
An image processing apparatus for reproducing a moving image from its encoded data is disclosed. The apparatus includes a decoding unit to decode the encoded...
Durable and undecipherable digital watermarking technique and detection of
A digital watermarking technique is disclosed, in which image data are converted to frequency components through discrete wavelet transform and quantized into a...
Method for driving optical deflecting device array, optical deflecting
device array, optical deflecting device,...
A method for driving an optical deflecting device array is disclosed, including in a series of processes for the light deflection operation, at least, a state of...
Harassment mail reception suppressing network facsimile
A network facsimile includes a facsimile function of communicating with a facsimile via a public network and an electronic mail transmission function of...
Server computer, information terminal, printing system, remote printing
method, recording medium, and computer...
A server computer searches for at least one printing-service providing store based on printing-condition information sent form an information terminal, and sends...
DC converter with halt mode setting means
A DC converter with a halt mode setting is disclosed for preventing the occurrence of over-current while alleviating the increase in the size of circuits, along...
Constant voltage power supply circuit and method of controlling the same
A constant-voltage power supply circuit is disclosed that is able to prevent overshoot of an output voltage possibly occurring when changing a constant-voltage...
Flexible optical disk
A flexible optical disk, includes a disk substrate, wherein a rigidity of the disk is equal to or more than 5 Pa and equal to or less than 5000 Pa where the...
Image processing method, program, image processing device, image forming
device, and image forming system
An image processing method performs processing to generate image data based on input data and output the image data to an image forming device. The image forming...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus whereby recording liquid is jetted onto a recording medium so that an image is formed, the image forming apparatus includes an...
Sheet finisher with a punching unit
A sheet finisher of the present invention includes a punching unit configured to punch a sheet handed over from an image forming apparatus to the sheet finisher....
A semiconductor sensor is disclosed that includes a proof mass, a frame that is arranged around the proof mass, a beam that is arranged at the surface side of...
Coding circuit for recording data on DVD disk
A coding circuit for generating an error correction code from digital data to be recorded in a record medium, includes a buffer manager which successively reads...
Project management over a network with automated task schedule update
A technique is provided for generating a hierarchy used in managing a development project by generating schedule data for a task and generating reference data...
Fixing device and image forming apparatus provided with fixing device
A disclosed fixing device includes: a heat roller unit having a rotatable roller having an elastic body on a surface thereof and a heating unit heating the...
Desktop color image forming apparatus and method of making the same
The present invention relates to an electrophotographic color image forming apparatus using a tandem-drum development, an indirect image-transfer method, and a...
Powder container having a lower section with multiple parts which
rotatably engage with each other
A part of a toner supply path is formed in a setting unit, and a nozzle coupled to a toner container is provided, wherein the fitting direction of the toner...
Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus (1) is adapted to carry out a heavy-load operation that requires a longer processing time as compared with other ordinary...
Image processing apparatus, image compression apparatus, image processing
method, image compression method,...
An image processing apparatus for generating data to be used for image processing, in which the image processing apparatus includes, a dividing unit dividing...
Optical reproduction method, optical pickup device, optical reproduction
device, and optical recording medium
An optical reproduction method is provided that is able to increase recording capacity of an optical recording medium by combining the techniques of light...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a controller having an integrated circuit for image processing. The controller is connected to an engine via a peripheral...
Semiconductor device having a plurality of kinds of wells and
manufacturing method thereof
A semiconductor device has a configuration in which more than three kinds of wells are formed with small level differences. One kind of well from among the more...
Wireless information recording medium
A wireless information recording medium including a reversible thermal recording medium, a cushioning material layer provided on the reversible thermal recording...
Resin particle and process of producing the same
Provided is a resin particle comprising a resin (a) and a filler (b) contained in the particle; the particle has a volume average particle diameter of from 0.1...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus for forming an image on a recording medium by ejecting drops of recording fluid from a recording head includes a waste tank having a...
Maintenance and recovery device of a liquid discharge apparatus and an
image forming apparatus
A maintenance and recovery device of a liquid droplet discharge apparatus improves a performance of discharging droplets of a liquid having a high-viscosity. A...