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Belt unit of electrophotographic printing apparatus
A belt unit of an electrophotographic printing apparatus, includes: two rollers for supporting a belt so as to be substantially in parallel with each other; two...
Image forming apparatus and method to supply power to a fixing device
A fixing device for fixing an image formed on a recording material in an image forming apparatus includes a fixing member configured to fix an image formed on...
Image processing apparatus, image recording apparatus, image reproducing
apparatus, camera system, computer...
An image processing apparatus includes an image compression device which performs a discrete wavelet transform of pixel values for each rectangular portion to...
Optical pickup apparatus having an improved holographic unit, and optical
disk drive including the same
In an optical pickup apparatus of the present invention, either a first laser diode emits a laser beam having a first wavelength or a second laser diode emits a...
Method and apparatus for tilt correction and optical disk recorder/player
using tilt correction technique
In a tilt correction method, first information about a specific inclination of an object lens is acquired in response to an access request to an information...
Image forming apparatus, memory control apparatus and memory control
An image forming apparatus forms an image on a recording medium based on an image data output from a page memory having a plurality of consecutive pages each...
System for capturing facsimile data in an electronic document management
A facsimile capture device is provided that functions in a plurality of operating modes. In a first automatic operating mode, the facsimile device captures...
Controller for auto-focus in a photographing apparatus
A photographing apparatus is provided that comprises a lens unit (1), a CCD (2), both of which are used to photograph a subject image, means for processing...
A direct current motor including a rotor having a rotation shaft and rotor coils, a stator configured to apply a magnetic field to the rotor via magnetic poles...
Toner and developer for electrostatic development, production thereof,
image forming process and apparatus...
A toner is prepared by dissolving and/or dispersing a modified polyester resin in an organic solvent to yield a solution or dispersion, the modified polyester...
Paper handling apparatus
A paper handling apparatus is disclosed, having a first path that guides paper to a processing tray; a second path in which the paper is set aside; and a...
Cartridge for an inkjet printer
Cartridge for inkjet printer
Disk rotation device and disk drive device
In a disk rotation device, a box-type housing has an opening at one end, and a tray is attached to the housing and movable between a first position, located...
Apparatus, method, software and medium storage for performing the tasks of
detecting specified marks
A technique is disclosed to detect a specified mark that has been rotated by an unknown number of degrees. To make the detection efficient, the dictionary stores...
Device information acquiring method, server apparatus and
computer-readable storage medium
A device information acquiring method acquires device information related to devices from a Web site provided by a server apparatus via one or a plurality of...
Asynchronous unconscious retrieval in a network of information appliances
A method, system, and computer program product for asynchronous unconscious retrieval retrieves and presents information to end users without requiring the end...
System for and method of facilitating sales activities, and program
generator for generating a program for...
In response to a request from a terminal, a sales-force server creates a page for providing information regarding sales activities, and sends the created page to...
Image forming apparatus including a process cartridge formed with a hole
An image forming apparatus includes at least one process cartridge removably mounted on an apparatus body and including at least an image carrier on which a...
Image forming apparatus, method of calculating amount of toner transfer,
methods of converting regular...
An amount of toner transfer on a reference pattern is calculated by using an optical detecting unit that detects both regular reflection light and diffuse...
Communication terminal equipment and communication system incorporating
the same and communication management...
Contents of a self-terminal information table are compared with the contents of a registered self-terminal information table at or upon start-up after power-on...
Optical information recording medium, an optical information recording
apparatus, an information processing...
An optical information recording apparatus can maintain a stable recording quality when recording information on an optical information recording medium having a...
Laser power control technique and apparatus for recording and reproducing
data in and from optical disk under...
A laser power control apparatus for controlling the output power of a semiconductor laser used to record and reproduce data in and from a recording medium is...
Zoom lens unit, imaging device and photographing device
A zoom lens unit includes: a positive first lens group; a negative second lens group; and a positive subsequent lens group as a whole, the subsequent lens group...
Facsimile apparatus, a method of displaying advertisement information
through the facsimile apparatus and a...
A facsimile apparatus includes a network interface device connected to a network and capable of transmitting and receiving facsimile data therebetween; an...
Imaging unit, optical write unit, optical read unit and image forming
An imaging unit images light on a light receiving element, and includes an optical path shifting element, and a lens arranged on an input side or an output side...
Differential output circuit and semiconductor device having the same
A differential output circuit first and second transistors forming a differential pair and having control electrodes input with binary signals, a constant...
A dry toner is provided that is prepared by a method including the steps of (A) dissolving or dispersing a toner composition in an organic solvent to prepare a...
Inkjet recording device
An inkjet recording device, includes a recording head configured to discharge a liquid drop of recording liquid in a horizontal direction or in a vertically...
Operation panel for a digital copying machine
Information processing apparatus, image forming apparatus,
program-initiation error processing method, and...
An information processing apparatus has a detection unit to detect a recording medium and initiates a program read from the recording medium detected by the...
System, method, and computer program product for transferring remote
device support data to a monitor using e-mail
In a monitoring system for networked devices, a system, method, and computer program product for transferring monitoring information from a remote monitor to a...
Unit supporting device and image forming apparatus
A unit supporting device supports a unit that can be inserted into an accommodating position and pulled out to an operable position while defining a position of...
Process cartridge and image forming apparatus
A process cartridge configured to be detachably mounted in an image forming apparatus. A second body member is mounted on a first body member so that at least...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including a main body housing, an image reading block for reading a manuscript image, and an image forming block located below the...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus of the present invention includes a pair of support plates supporting the rotary shaft of a photoconductive drum at axially opposite...
Image forming apparatus having a detachable process cartridge and a
An image forming apparatus including at least one image bearing member; at least one charging device configured to charge a surface of the at least one image...
Smoothing tile boundaries of images encoded and decoded by JPEG 2000
An image processing apparatus and method for decompressing compressed image data is described. In one embodiment, the image processing apparatus decompresses...
Method and apparatus for semiconductor laser driving capable of stably
generating consistent optical pulse...
A semiconductor laser driving circuit includes a light amount detector, a frequency determiner, and an initialization circuit. The light amount detector detects...
Information recording method and an information recording apparatus
An information recording method where different optimum recording power levels are determined for different mark lengths.At a first trial writing process, first...
Optical scanning apparatus and its optical element, method and apparatus
for positioning and fixing the optical...
Method and apparatus for optical scanning includes a sliding bed and a center adjusting unit. The sliding bed predetermines a position of an optical element in a...
Color printing apparatus
A color printing apparatus includes a printer driver for receiving a print instruction of print data issued from an application program, and for rasterizing the...
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium
An image processing apparatus includes: an input part inputting image data; a storage part storing the input image data; an output part outputting the stored...
Quick reference to printer setting information
A novel method of printing including receiving printer setting information indicative of printer driver settings corresponding to a print request, and printing...
An AF controlling unit (83) starts an outside light AF operation controlled by an outside AF unit (81) by a half-pressing of a shutter release button (61), and a...
Light scanning device, scanning line adjusting method, scanning line
adjusting control method, image forming...
A light scanning device includes an optical element that images, on an image holding body, a light beam emitted from a light source. The light scanning device...
Power supplying method and apparatus including buffer circuit to control
operation of output driver
A power supply circuit includes an output driver transistor, a reference voltage generator circuit, an output voltage detector circuit, an amplifier circuit, and...
Toner, and developer, image forming method, image forming apparatus and
process cartridge using the toner
A toner contains: (A) a binder resin; (B) a colorant; (C) a charge controlling agent; and (D) an additive. (A) contains: a polyester resin containing no...
A water-in-oil emulsion ink comprises a water phase and an oil phase, wherein the water phase comprises a carbon black pigment having a pH of less than 6. The...
Sheet storage device for image forming apparatus
A sheet storage device improved in terms of its performance in aligning sheets discharged from an image forming apparatus. In the sheet storage device, a...