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Fixing controller, image forming apparatus, and fixing control method
A fixing controller that utilizes an induction-heating (IH) fixing technique and a 2-CPU fixing technique is provided to reduce the control workload on the main...
Fixing device for fixing an image, image forming apparatus including the
fixing device, and fixing method
A fixing device for fixing an image formed on a recording material includes a fixing member and a pressing member which are rotatable to pass the recording...
Developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
In accordance with the present invention, a transparent or semitransparent window is formed in a developing device or a process cartridge to allow one to see the...
Image processing apparatus and method
An apparatus for performing image processing on image data including a memory color includes: a characteristic value calculation part calculating a...
Optical pickup device and optical disk drive using the same
An optical pickup device includes a light source unit an optical system which leads a return light beam to a predetermined light-receiving location and includes...
Phase-change optical recording medium and recording method and apparatus
for the same
An optical recording medium has a phase-change recording layer containing Sb and Te as essential elements therefor, to which is added at least one element...
Information recording apparatus, information reproducing apparatus, and
method and system for recording and...
High speed access to an information recording medium is possible by preparing information relative to a lower level recording unit, e.g., a fragment, which is...
Image sensor unit
An image sensor unit has an electric discharge light emitting lamp for producing an illumination beam. The lamp includes a first electrode and a second electrode...
Autofocus system for an image capturing apparatus
A digital camera 100 includes a photographic optical system (21) for projecting an image of a subject; a CCD (24) for converting the projected image into an...
Toner for electrophotography, method of manufacturing the toner,
developer, development method, transfer...
The method of manufacturing toner for electrophotography includes the steps of dissolving or dispersing a toner composition containing a resin and a coloring...
Optical recording medium, recording material, method of producing optical
recording medium and optical...
An optical recording medium including a recording layer which includes a reversible phase-change recording material, the recording layer being capable of writing...
Apparatus and method for formation of a wiring pattern on a substrate, and
electronic devices and producing...
A wiring pattern-forming apparatus, includes a transfer plate 15 for transferring a wiring material 11 arranged to form a wiring pattern onto a substrate 10, a...
Liquid drop jet head, ink cartridge and ink jet recording apparatus
A liquid drop jet head includes a nozzle jetting a liquid drop, a liquid room connected to the nozzle, a common liquid room connected to the liquid room, a...
Sheet feeding device and image forming apparatus
A sheet feeding device includes a cassette configured to accommodate recording media, and a recording media feeding member configured to feed out the recording...
Pulverizing apparatus and method for pulverizing
A pulverization/classification apparatus includes a plurality of air nozzles, a milling chamber as a space for pulverizing particles by compressed air jetted by...
Ink cartridge packaging member, ink cartridge package, and ink cartridge
packaging and opening method
In a packing member that packs an ink cartridge, the packing member is constituted as an adhesive label, a perforation is provided on a portion of the label, an...
Temperature detecting unit with fixing apparatus
A temperature detecting unit including a temperature detecting sensor, a window member, and a frame which holds the window member. The temperature detecting...
Method and system of remote diagnostic, control and information collection
using multiple formats and multiple...
A system, method and program product for diagnosing, controlling and collecting information from devices. Information regarding events of each one of a plurality...
Intermediate address table for converting position information to an
address of a link structure correlated...
The document information management system according to the present invention comprises a hypertext preparing unit for preparing a hypertext; a file unit for...
Image formation apparatus and network system
An operation detecting part detects operation of a power switch, and a backup device performs a backup operation enabling a predetermined amount of power supply...
Method and apparatus for controlling connections of PC cards and a
passive-card-adapting card used for...
A PC card control apparatus includes a PC card connector, a card detector and an interconnection switching circuit. The PC card connector is configured to...
Transfer device and image forming apparatus
In a transfer device, a driving roller that rotationally drives a belt member satisfies a condition ...
Image forming apparatus and authentication method
An image forming apparatus including applications and system side software for providing system side services to the applications is provided, in which the image...
Image processing device, image forming apparatus, program, and storing
Image data of an original image is compressed and encoded by a JPEG2000 algorithm. A position information adding unit adds, to each tile of the code stream,...
Image processing method, image processing apparatus and recording medium
When performing predetermined color correction/modification processing on RGB image data including red, green and blue color components so as to perform hue...
Optical recording method
An optical recording method of recording information to a phase change optical recording medium with alternate application of peak power and bias power in a...
Optical disc apparatus
An optical disc apparatus includes a pause circuit for pausing data encoders upon receiving a pause signal so that a write operation may be paused without...
Optical scanning device with at least one resin lens for controlling a
beam waist position shift
A first optical system guides a light beam from a light source to an optical deflector, and a second optical system converges the light beam deflected by the...
Image forming apparatus and replaceable part and IC chip for the same
An image forming apparatus of the present invention includes an apparatus body. An image forming device included in the apparatus is at least partly implemented...
A printing apparatus includes an image data input means for receiving input data, image data processing means for processing the image data and drawing the image...
Techniques for managing automatic folding functionality in facsimile
Support for automatic folding functionality in facsimile ("fax") machines is described. In one aspect, a method for managing folding by a fax machine comprises...
A duplicate apparatus is disclosed that is able to reliably switch plural document feeding units without additional cost and has high accessibility. In the...
Power supply circuit
The present invention relates to a power supply circuit that can intermittently operate when its load is small and therefore can reduce current consumption at a...
Device package, a printed wiring board, and an electronic apparatus with
efficiently spaced bottom electrodes...
A device package, such as a BGA, to be mounted on a printed wiring board (PWB) is disclosed. The bottom electrodes of the device package are arranged in an array...
Electrophotographic photoconductor, and image forming process, image
forming apparatus and process cartridge...
Disclosed is an electrophotographic photoconductor including at least a photoconductive layer on a conductive substrate, wherein the surface layer of the...
Position deviation detecting method and image forming device
In a position deviation detecting method for an image forming device, first and second patterns formed in different colors on image supporting mediums are...
Color inkjet recording apparatus and copier with increased reliability
A color inkjet recording apparatus includes a plurality of multi-nozzle inkjet recording heads ejecting inks of respective colors, supplied from an ink container...
Non-contact condensation detecting apparatus
A disclosed detector element includes a substrate including a void, a heating unit including a heat generating electrode bridged across the void, and a...
Package for a toner cartridge
Method and system of remote diagnostic control and information collection
using a dynamic linked library of...
A method, system and computer program product for (1) collecting information from a remote application unit and/or (2) diagnosing or controlling the remote...
System and method to provide integrated device, user, and account
information to users
A system and method for managing and servicing a device communicatively coupled to a network, including: receiving device information, including alert...
Method and apparatus for providing multiple vendor support to remotely
A method and apparatus for providing multiple vendor support to remotely monitored devices is described. The method includes querying a monitored device to...
Compressed document matching
An apparatus and method for determining if a query document matches one or more of a plurality of documents in a database. In a coarse matching stage, a...
Injection-molding cost estimation system
An estimation system for estimating an injection-molding related cost comprises an input unit, storage, a data processing unit, and an output unit. The storage...
Computer system, server, and method for supporting cooking, and computer
An information providing unit of a server reads a menu table in accordance with a request sent from a customer terminal. The customer terminal presents menu...
Fixing apparatus with a pressing member and transfer fixing member
For an image forming apparatus, a transfer fixing apparatus and a transfer fixing method fix a toner image onto a record medium. The fixing apparatus and the...
Fixing device for an image forming apparatus including supporting members
for fixing belts of the fixing device
A fixing device for fixing a toner image on a recording medium includes first and second belts rotatably disposed opposite to each other such that the recording...
Developing method, developing device, and image forming apparatus
including the developing device that...
A developing device includes a carrying roller to carry a developer, a storing section to store the developer, a supplying roller to supply the developer to the...
Developing device, process cartridge and image forming apparatus loaded
A developing device of the present invention is operable with a two-ingredient type developer by mixing and agitating toner grains and carrier grains to thereby...
Method and apparatus for image forming capable of effectively replacing a
facing mechanism used in the image...
A process cartridge detachably attached to an image forming apparatus includes a first body member, a second body member including an engaging part, in which the...