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Image fixing apparatus using pulsating power for heating
An image fixing apparatus having a linear heating body with an endless belt entrained around thereon, using an electrical power supply to provide pulsating power...
Developer-carrying member having improved transportability, a developing
unit, a process cartridge and an image...
A developer-carrying member to transport a developer having a carrier to a developing area facing an image carrying member in an image forming apparatus includes...
Toner supply unit and image forming apparatus
The toner supply unit is provided with a preventing unit for preventing toner contamination due to toner leakage from that sealing valve. A mouth ring of the...
Developing apparatus having improved agitation effect
A developing apparatus for use in an image forming apparatus includes a developing roller, a developing agent, a refilling port, a transport member, and an...
Electrophotographic photoreceptor and method of recycling the
An electrophotographic photoreceptor including a cylindrical substrate including a photosensitive layer on an outer circumferential surface thereof and a flange...
Apparatus for cooling an electrophotographic image forming apparatus
The present invention provides an image forming apparatus which prevents the rusting of metallic components and paper jams and improves the cooling capability of...
Fixing device, image forming apparatus including the fixing device, and
A fixing device for fixing an image formed on a recording material includes a fixing member disposed on a recording material conveyance path, a heating part...
Method of and apparatus for image processing
An image processing apparatus embeds decision information that is information about a specific parameter, such as degree of alteration, of an image, into an...
Optical scanning unit and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning unit includes a light source that emits a light beam, a light deflector that deflects the light beam from the light source, and a scanning...
Optical scanning apparatus and an image formation apparatus therewith
An optical scanning apparatus provides improved image quality by changing the amount of writing scale compensation for a pixel clock during a scanning cycle. A...
Image processing apparatus and method for accurately detecting character
An image processing apparatus includes an edge amount calculating device configured to calculate edge amounts of an image in a plurality of directions for each...
Image forming device having a memory assignment unit
An image forming device includes an operating system to execute any of a plurality of programs. The image forming device comprises a rewritable memory which has...
Printing mechanism for wireless devices
A method and system for printing electronic document information from a wireless device is described. In one aspect, a wireless communication component is...
Optical scanner and image forming apparatus
An optical scanner for writing an electrostatic latent image on an image carrier includes a scanning optical system that forms an optical scanning path, a pair...
Testing method/arrangement measuring electromagnetic interference of noise
in a to-be-tested printed circuit board
A testing method for measuring electromagnetic interference of a noise on a to-be-tested printed circuit board, has the steps of: a) injecting a signal...
Electron-emitting device and image display apparatus using the same
An electron-emitting device substrate includes a substrate and a plurality of surface conduction electron-emitting elements. Each surface conduction ...
Toner and method for producing the same, and, developer, toner-containing
container, process cartridge, image...
A toner producing method is provided, which comprises preparing toner base particles in an aqueous medium, wherein the toner base particles comprise resin fine...
Electrophotographic photoconductor and process for manufacturing the same,
and image forming apparatus and...
An electrophotographic photoconductor includes an electroconductive substrate, a charge generation layer, and a charge transport layer formed by using a...
Fixing belt and method for evaluating it
A method for evaluating a fixing belt includes forming a fixing belt which includes a substrate, an elastic layer laminated on the substrate, and a mold...
Jam suppressing sheet feeding device and image forming apparatus
A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet tray, a pickup roller, a feed roller, a driving motor to drive the feed roller via a feed clutch, and a reverse roller...
Method and system for remote diagnostic, control and information
collection based on various communication...
A method, system, and program product for communicating with machines and end users connected to a network. Information sent to or from the machines is...
Method and apparatus for data retrieval from data server using a socket
A data retrieval system and method includes a data server, a client terminal, and a web server. The client terminal performs a data retrieval operation. The web...
System and method for providing environmental impact information,
recording medium recording the information,...
An environmental impact information collection system modifies and analyzes environmental impact information, which is collected and stored in advance, and...
Education support system, target presentation method, recording medium,
and carrier wave
An education support server generates test data representing a test using a test management database. At this time, the education support server derives a target...
Reinforced cleaning member, and process cartridge and image forming
apparatus using same
A cleaning member for cleaning an image carrier. The cleaning member includes a support plate having a planar face portion configured to be fixed to an object in...
Fixing device and image forming apparatus for holding a recording medium
by electrostatic force
A fixing device includes a pressure belt that holds a recording medium by electrostatic force and carries the recording medium. The recording medium has a toner...
Development magnet roller, development device, process cartridge and image
A development magnet roller for use in a development roller of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus is provided. The development magnet roller has a...
Method of detecting a phase difference of image bearing members and an
image forming apparatus using the method
An image forming apparatus uses a method of detecting a phase difference of the image bearing members such that an image transferring member receives a reference...
Image compression device, image decompression device, image
compression/decompression device, program for...
An image compression device comprising an image division unit dividing an image into a plurality of regions, a region designation unit designating a region of...
Code conversion apparatus, code conversion method and storage medium
A code conversion apparatus includes an input section to input compressed and transformed input codes, a header information rewriting section to rewrite only...
Optical recording medium having relation between reflection layer and pit
An optical information recording medium including a substrate, a light absorbing layer which is located overlying the substrate and in which marks are formed to...
Pickup drive unit and information playback apparatus including the same
A pickup drive unit is provided including at least a rack portion provided thereon with gear teeth to be engaged with grooves of a lead screw; a plate-shaped...
Printing method, storage medium and program for performing a printing
operation and a printing device
A printing method for printing an electronic file using a printing device is disclosed. The printing device is connected via a network to a user terminal and to...
Step-down switching regulator
A step-down switching regulator is disclosed that includes a first switching element, a smoothing circuit part including an inductor and a second switching...
Optical information recording medium
An optical information recording medium, especially a CD-RW medium, that can undergo direct overwriting at high speed is disclosed. The optical information...
Liquid developer and image forming apparatus using same
A liquid developer that comprises a colorant and a liquid for dispersing the colorant and serves to develop the latent image by causing the colorant to adhere to...
Electrophotographic photoreceptor, image forming apparatus and method, and
image process cartridge
An electrophotographic photoreceptor and image processing method, the photoreceptor including an electroconductive substrate; an undercoat layer overlying the...
Portable electronic terminal apparatus having a plurality of displays
A portable electronic terminal apparatus includes a main body, an information input mechanism, a plurality of displays, a communications mechanism, and a flip...
Multi-media data automatic delivery system
A system for delivering contents includes a center system which delivers the contents, a plurality of terminal systems which receive the contents from the center...
Method and apparatus for recording information in concatenated manner
A method of recording data as presence/absence of marks on an information recording medium includes a step of obtaining data pieces, each of which has size of...
Method and system for diagnosing, collecting information and servicing a
A monitoring system, method, and computer-program product tracks events and device states in a device and sends those events and states to a remote central...
Volume reducing apparatus and toner supplying apparatus used in image
A volume reducing apparatus that is capable of eliminating wastage of an item to be housed and is capable of reducing the volume of a storage portion with a...
Operation unit for formation of an image on a recording medium by an image
forming unit in an image forming...
An operation unit configured to control an image forming apparatus, including a mode selector for permitting an operator to select an image data handling mode. A...
Image processing system that internally transmits lowest-resolution image
suitable for image processing
In one embodiment, an image processing system includes a first computer that processes image and a second computer connected with the first computer via a...
Image processing device, image processing method, and image reading method
The present invention provides an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image reading method, by which encoded data can be easily generated...
Information recording method, information recording device, optical
information recording medium, program for...
An information recording method including irradiating an optical information recording medium containing a phase change recording layer on a substrate having a...
Information recording method and apparatus
In an information recording method and apparatus, a sequence of sync frames indicative of data is recorded onto tracks of an optical recording medium. In the...
Optical deflection device and image projection display apparatus using the
An optical deflection device includes a substrate; a plurality of regulating members including upper portions including stoppers; a fulcrum member serving as an...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus receives image data from a plurality of external input means and forms an image on a sheet of paper based on the image data. In the...