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US-7,415,420 Customer support system, an office system, a customer support center, a supply center and a customer support method
Resupply, recycling and exchange of consumption items of office apparatuses made by two or more manufacturers can be facilitated by a customer support center, a...
US-7,415,238 Cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus that include a blade that is pressed against a...
A cleaning device cleans off a toner from a surface of a member rotating in a first direction. The cleaning device includes a blade made of an elastic material...
US-7,415,236 Cleaning unit, process cartridge, and image-forming apparatus
A cleaning unit for removing toner remaining on the surface of the image carrier of an image-forming apparatus is disclosed. The cleaning unit includes a...
US-7,415,235 Image forming method and apparatus, image fixing unit, and induction heater used therein
An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit for fixing a toner image on a recording sheet. In the fixing unit, a magnetic flux generator generates a...
US-7,415,231 Color image forming apparatus and method
A color image forming apparatus forming a full color image by superimposing images of individual colors includes a correction possibility determination device to...
US-7,414,954 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...
US-7,414,797 Optical element, optical scanning apparatus, and image forming apparatus using the optical element, and method...
An optical element including a plurality of reference members formed on a first side surface, and a method and apparatus for fixedly joining the optical element...
US-7,414,765 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus using the same
An optical scanning device deflects, by a common optical deflecting part, a plurality of groups of light beams emitted from a plurality of light sources and...
US-7,414,750 Image reading apparatus, image processing apparatus, image reading method, and computer product
In the image reading apparatus, reference color patches used to determine the necessity of calibration are read, and the read image for the reference color...
US-7,414,747 Wireless remote printing system and method
The remote printing system allows one user to ultimately send a hard copy to another via a portable digital device such as a cellular phone. Upon receiving an...
US-7,414,742 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...
US-7,414,734 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...
US-7,414,639 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...
US-7,414,332 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...
US-7,414,239 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...
US-7,413,839 Toner, developer, toner container, process cartridge, and an image forming apparatus
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...
US-7,413,838 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...
US-7,413,788 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...
US-7,413,294 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...
US-7,413,188 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...
US-7,413,181 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...
US-7,412,200 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...
US-7,412,191 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...
US-7,412,190 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...
US-7,411,887 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...
US-7,411,881 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...
US-7,411,712 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...
US-7,411,694 Data conversion apparatus for and method of data conversion for image processing
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...
US-7,410,681 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...
US-7,410,158 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...
US-7,409,182 Brush member and transfer device and image forming apparatus using the same
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....
US-7,409,178 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...
US-7,409,177 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...
US-7,409,095 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...
US-7,409,060 Durable and undecipherable digital watermarking technique and detection of unauthorized use
A digital watermarking technique is disclosed, in which image data are converted to frequency components through discrete wavelet transform and quantized into a...
US-7,408,688 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...
US-7,408,664 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...
US-7,408,659 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...
US-7,408,334 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...
US-7,408,331 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...
US-7,407,698 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...
US-7,407,248 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...
US-7,407,243 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...
US-7,407,155 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....
US-7,406,870 Semiconductor sensor
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...
US-D574,426 Toner cartridge
US-7,406,654 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...
US-7,406,432 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...
US-7,406,287 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...
US-7,406,283 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...
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