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US-8,949,417 Method and system for remote diagnostic, control, and information collection based upon a connection or...
A method, system, and program product for communicating with machines connected to a network. Information sent to or from the machines is transmitted using...
US-8,949,287 Embedding hot spots in imaged documents
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes...
US-8,949,260 Method and apparatus for secure and oblivious document matching
A method and apparatus for secure and oblivious document matching are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises transmitting initial secure dot product...
US-8,949,078 Filter modules for aperture-coded, multiplexed imaging systems
A method for designing the spatial partition of a filter module used in an aperture-multiplexed imaging system. The filter module is spatially partitioned into...
US-8,948,679 Sheet conveyance device and image forming apparatus including same
A sheet conveyance device for conveying a recording medium includes a fixed roller, a movable roller, an urging member, and a shock absorber, and an image...
US-8,948,677 Protective agent block, method of manufacturing the same, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A protective agent block including metal soap; and boron nitride, wherein the weight ratio Mr of boron nitride to the metal soap is calculated from the...
US-8,948,676 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member to bear a toner image, a waste toner storage mechanism to store residual toner, and an intermediate...
US-8,948,673 Fixing-unit roller, fixing unit, and image forming apparatus including an elastic layer
A fixing-unit roller includes: a core bar; and an elastic layer formed on an outer peripheral surface of the core bar. The elastic layer is formed from a porous...
US-8,948,653 Image forming apparatus and developer container
An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a developer container, an outlet, a first shutter, a cover member, a movable member, and a transmission...
US-8,948,647 Belt device and image forming apparatus incorporating same having a cleaning device which cleans utilizing...
A belt device incorporatable in an image forming apparatus includes an endless belt, multiple belt tension rollers disposed in contact with an inner surface of...
US-8,948,644 Power supply module and image forming apparatus including same
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member to bear a toner image on a surface thereof, a transfer unit including a transfer device to transfer...
US-8,948,641 Fixing device and control method used therein
A fixing device includes a rotatable fuser member, a rotatable pressure member, a heater, a temperature detector, and a controller. The rotatable fuser member...
US-8,948,639 Fixing device with mechanism capable of detecting pressure exerted between opposed components and image forming...
A fixing device includes a pressurization member connected to a pressing rotary body to press the pressing rotary body against a fixing rotary body; a...
US-8,948,638 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a latent image carrier; a latent image writer to write a latent image on the latent image carrier; a developing unit...
US-8,948,627 Load abnormality detection apparatus performing accurate judgment of cause of abnormality
A load abnormality detection apparatus detects a load abnormality in first and second rotational members acting on each other. An inclination calculation part...
US-8,948,621 Management apparatus, image forming apparatus maintenance system including the same, and management method
A management apparatus communicates, via a communication network, with image forming apparatuses, and includes an information reception device that receives,...
US-8,948,620 Image forming system and latent image carrier replacement time detection method
An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus, a physical property detector, a data storage device, and a latent image carrier replacement time...
US-8,947,798 Lens cap unit
A lens cap unit includes a mounting part mounted on a fixed cylinder in which a movable lens cylinder is movably contained, at least one barrier provided on the...
US-8,947,753 Imaging device for an image reading apparatus, and image reading method
An imaging device includes a plurality of light-receiving units configured to perform photoelectric conversion for different colors, respectively, each light...
US-8,947,751 Image reading device and image forming apparatus
An image reading device, which can be included in an image forming apparatus, includes an image pickup device, a transparent member, a traveling body, and a...
US-8,947,743 Parallel rip processing for sheet images that include graphics defined by a job ticket
Systems and methods are provided for processing a logical page in parallel with graphics for the sheet that are defined in a job ticket. The system includes...
US-8,947,742 Image forming apparatus for increasing combined-color reproduction accuracy for superimposed colors
A control device mounted in an image forming apparatus includes a region searching for unit searching for a region adapted to measure colors in an image; a...
US-8,947,732 Print control device and print control method
An inverse image data generating unit that generates inverse image data that indicates a transparent developer amount that indicates an amount of a transparent...
US-8,947,731 Imaging unit, color measuring device, image forming apparatus, color measuring system, and color measuring method
An imaging unit includes a frame having an opening; a sensor unit that captures, via the opening, a subject located outside the frame; a reference chart unit...
US-8,947,724 Image capturing unit, color measuring device, image forming device, color measuring system, and color measuring...
An image capturing unit includes a sensor section that images a predetermined range including a subject; a reference chart section that is imaged by the sensor...
US-8,947,721 Image forming apparatus, backup and restore processing method
An image forming apparatus operates according to setting information, and includes a storage unit for storing the setting information; an interface for...
US-8,947,713 System, method and server
A system has information processing devices and a server which controls information processing executed by the devices. One of the devices includes a querying...
US-8,947,711 Information providing device, image forming device, and transmission system for providing image data to a...
An information providing device is capable of communicating with an image forming device, a data managing device, and a transmission terminal. The information...
US-8,947,708 Information processing apparatus, method for controlling an information processing apparatus, and image forming...
An information processing apparatus is connected to a first image forming apparatus and another information processing apparatus over a network. The information...
US-8,947,686 Printing apparatus and printing method
A printing apparatus includes a controller; and an engine including a first printing unit and a second printing unit. Each of the first and second printing...
US-8,947,681 Insertion system and insertion method
An insertion system includes an enclosure supply device, an envelope supply device, an insertion device to insert an enclosure supplied from the enclosure...
US-8,947,586 Diaphragm control apparatus of interchangeable lens camera
A diaphragm control apparatus of an interchangeable lens camera includes a photographing lens, a diaphragm control slider which is driven between first and...
US-8,947,574 Imaging device and imaging method and program
An imaging device includes a display on which a captured image of a subject is displayed, a first corrector to correct a first parameter related to shooting of...
US-8,947,485 Drawing control device, laser-light emitting system, drawing method, and computer program product
A drawing control device includes: a fill-stroke generating unit that generates a fill stroke that includes a plurality of strokes that fill a drawing area; a...
US-8,947,058 Switching power supply device, AC power supply device, and image forming apparatus
A switching power supply device includes a switching power supply integrated circuit that includes a dead time generating unit that generates high-side and...
US-8,945,294 Ink composition for inkjet recording, inkjet recording method, and inkjet recorded material
An ink composition having organic pigment particles, a hydrosoluble solvent; a dispersing agent, and water, wherein each of the organic pigment particles has a...
US-8,944,708 Sheet conveying device, and image forming apparatus including same
A sheet conveying device, that can be included in an image forming apparatus, includes a first conveying unit to convey a sheet in a first direction, a second...
US-8,944,610 Image projection apparatus, control method, control program, and storage medium
An image projection apparatus includes a light source; a projected image outputting unit having multiple mirrors arranged in a matrix, to which radiating light...
US-8,944,560 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: a recording head including multiple nozzles and multiple piezoelectric elements that generate pressure for causing droplets...
US-8,944,556 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including a head configured to discharge an aqueous recording liquid onto a recording medium; and a coating unit...
US-8,944,553 Flush line generation in printing systems that utilize control marks
Systems and methods are provided for generating flush lines that do not interfere with control marks for post-processing equipment. The system includes a print...
US-8,944,432 Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus
A sheet conveying device includes a shift unit. The shift unit includes a gate member configured to align a recording medium being conveyed thereto by causing a...
US-8,944,243 Belt tracking system, multi-roller assembly and image forming apparatus employing same
A belt tracking system for controlling the lateral position of a movable belt entrained about a plurality of generally parallel rollers for moving in a...
US-D722,172 Medical cart
US-8,943,192 Device managing apparatus, device managing method, and computer-readable recording medium for the device...
A device managing apparatus for monitoring and managing a device connected to a data transmission path includes an obtaining part configured to obtain power...
US-8,942,933 Power consumption calculation apparatus, power consumption calculation method, and state transition data...
A power consumption calculation apparatus is disclosed, including: a work load measurement part, a management part, and a power consumption calculation part....
US-8,942,617 Drive transmission unit and image forming apparatus including same
A drive transmission unit includes a rotation input shaft to bear rotatably and coaxially a first input rotary body that rotates in a first direction and a...
US-8,942,607 Guide device with mechanism capable of minimizing damage to toner image by water droplet and image forming...
A guide device for guiding a recording medium discharged from a fixing device includes a first conveyance wall plate and at least one rib assembly mounted on...
US-8,942,604 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a primary transfer device to transfer a toner image formed on a photosensitive member onto an intermediate transfer member...
US-8,942,590 Developing apparatus, image forming apparatus and process cartridge
A developing apparatus, including: a developer container; a toner bearing member including a roller portion; a seal; a regulating member; and a development...
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