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US-8,933,981 Marking control device, laser application device, marking control method, and computer-readable recording...
A disclosed marking control device controls a marking device to mark a target image on a thermoreversible recording medium by applying a laser beam includes a...
US-8,932,790 Toner, developer including the toner, image forming apparatus using the toner, and block copolymer
The toner includes a pigment; and a block copolymer having a polyester block A including a residual group of a hydroxycarboxylic acid, and a polyester block B...
US-8,932,789 Toner and developer
To provide a toner, which contains: a non-crystalline polyester resin A obtained through a reaction between a non-linear chain reactive precursor and a curing...
US-8,932,788 Toner, developer, and image forming method
The present invention provides a toner containing at least a binder resin and a pigment, wherein the amount of the pigment in the toner is 3.0% by mass to 8.5%...
US-8,932,787 Electrophotographic photoconductor, electrophotographic apparatus and process cartridge
An electrophotographic photoconductor including: an electroconductive substrate; an intermediate layer; and a photoconductive layer, the intermediate layer and...
US-8,931,968 Portable device with display function
A portable device has a display, a display processor displays a magnification image on a screen of the display, and an input device. The portable device further...
US-8,931,892 Sheet-supply device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A sheet-supply device internally defining a supply route through which to supply a sheet. The sheet-supply device includes a supply member to supply the sheet...
US-8,931,881 Treatment agent liquid application apparatus for an inkjet printer
A inkjet printer treatment agent liquid application apparatus includes a supplying pan storing treatment agent liquid; a squeeze roller, partially immersed in...
US-8,931,871 Driving device of liquid-jet head, liquid-jet device and method for driving liquid-jet head
Disclosed is a driving device of a liquid-jet head having a piezoelectric device arranged for each of nozzles and having mutually facing electrodes. The driving...
US-8,931,773 Sheet folding device having inclined stacking surface
A sheet handling apparatus includes a sheet folding unit configured to perform folding on a sheet; and a sheet stacking unit configured to stack the folded...
US-8,931,524 Fluid transferer, fluid filling apparatus and fluid transfer method
A fluid transferer, including a volume changing part; a reciprocating member configured to reciprocate to expand a volume of the volume changing part to draw a...
US-8,931,111 Optical writing apparatus, image forming apparatus and computer readable information recording medium
An optical writing apparatus has a part configured to superpose an unauthorized copy protection pattern on image data; a control part configured to recognize...
US-8,930,910 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
An information processing apparatus is disclosed that includes a list information storage unit that stores list information on additional programs having been...
US-8,930,524 Status reporting apparatus, image processing system, and storage medium storing control program
A status reporting apparatus for reporting a status of an image processing apparatus operating in connection with a network includes a status detector, a status...
US-8,929,791 Fixing device and endless belt assembly
A fixing device includes an endless flexible belt, an elongated stationary pad, a rotary pressure member, a low-friction sheet of lubricant-impregnated...
US-8,929,789 Fixing device with resistance heating element capable of accurately generating heat and image forming apparatus...
In a fixing device, a heating element is extended along a fixing member at a location other than a nip on an inner circumferential surface side of the fixing...
US-8,929,788 Fixing device having a fixing pad and a pressing pad and image forming apparatus incorporating the same
A fixing device includes a fixing belt rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation; a pressing belt to frictionally contact the fixing belt and rotatable...
US-8,929,786 Image forming apparatus, system, and method using a superimposed voltage signal and a direct voltage signal
An image forming apparatus includes a transfer unit configured to transfer a toner image onto a recording medium; a power supply unit configured to apply one of...
US-8,929,783 Image forming apparatus, method for performing image correction using the same and computer readable storage medium
An image forming apparatus comprising: at least one first image carrier; an image writing unit configured to write the electrostatic latent image including a...
US-8,929,782 Development device, and image forming apparatus and process cartridge incorporating same
A development device includes a developer bearer to carry by rotation developer to a development range facing a latent image bearer, and a developer regulator...
US-8,929,780 Toner container, image forming apparatus, toner container producing method and toner container recycling method
A toner container detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, the toner container including: a cylindrical container which accommodates a toner; a cap...
US-8,929,779 Toner container and image forming apparatus in which the toner container has protrusions which interact with...
A system with a container including a protrusion, and a receiver to receive the container. The receiver includes a slide block that is movable relative to a...
US-8,929,777 Sieve device, supply unit, developing unit, image forming apparatus, and method of supplying toner particles
A sieve device is provided. The sieve device includes a sieve body and an introduction unit. The sieve body includes a cylinder, a filter, and a blade. The...
US-8,929,776 Nozzle, image forming apparatus, and method of deriving powder
A nozzle is provided. The nozzle includes a gas injection unit, a sieve body, and a derivation unit. The gas injection unit is adapted to inject a gas into a...
US-8,929,774 Belt unit and image forming apparatus employing same
A belt unit is detachably attached to a housing. A holder changes a state of an endless belt by moving a transfer roller between a first state as an endless...
US-8,929,760 Transfer device with bias output device and image forming apparatus including same
A transfer device includes a rotatable image bearing member to bear a toner image on a surface thereof, a nip forming member to contact the surface of the image...
US-8,929,759 Image forming apparatus and density change suppressing method
An image forming apparatus includes: a density detection unit that detects densities of an image developed by a developing unit at a plurality of positions in a...
US-8,929,752 Fixing device and image forming apparatus using same
A fixing device for fixing an unfixed toner image on a recording medium includes a rotatable fixing member heated by a heater to contact the recording medium...
US-8,929,412 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser light source that emits laser beams perpendicular to a top surface thereof; a first...
US-8,929,004 Lens barrel
A lens barrel includes lens groups, lens retaining frames retaining the lens groups, respectively, between a collapsed state and a photographic state are moved...
US-8,928,956 Illumination system, image reader and image forming device
An illumination system includes a light source unit including light emitting elements arranged in array in a main scan direction to project light beams...
US-8,928,942 Image forming device, density correction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing...
An image forming device includes a density correction unit that corrects density based on a density detection value of the density correction pattern; a first...
US-8,928,940 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and integrated circuit
An image forming apparatus includes a density conversion unit converting the density of one or more image data from among plural image data to be combined...
US-8,928,936 Red-green-blue to monochrome color conversion
Systems and associated methods provide for converting an RGB color image to a grayscale image via a lookup table of correction values. The lookup table is...
US-8,928,933 Information processing apparatus for generating printing data by different methods, computer readable recording...
An information processing apparatus includes a printing setting reception part generating setting information from printing settings when a printing request is...
US-8,928,904 Data processing apparatus having a printer driver for changing an output destination
An application mounted in a data processing apparatus creates a document and issues a print request of the document. A printer driver receives the print request...
US-8,928,899 Web services printer driver
An approach is provided for printing electronic documents that provides support for all types of printer models and PDL. A printer driver is configured to...
US-8,928,799 Imaging device and imaging method to perform autofocus operation to a subject
An imaging device includes an imaging lens, an image sensor to output an image signal in accordance with an image of a subject captured via the imaging lens, a...
US-8,928,783 Imaging apparatus including switchable edge extraction
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging lens configured to form a target optical image of a target, an imaging device configured to acquire a captured image by...
US-8,928,716 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus in which a plurality of scanning optical systems except one...
An optical scanning device includes: a light source device that emits five light beams corresponding to four basic colors and a single specific color; and five...
US-8,928,715 Light source driver, light source-driving method, image-forming apparatus, light source-driving circuit, and...
A light source driver includes a controller which outputs an undershoot current in synchronization with lighting complete timing in lighting information,...
US-8,928,714 Semiconductor laser driver and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A semiconductor laser driver to drive at least one semiconductor laser, the semiconductor laser including a storage device, an emission-intensity setting...
US-8,928,713 Optical writing device having a correction value information generating unit, image forming apparatus, and...
An optical writing device includes: a photosensitive element whose surface relatively moves with respect to a light source by rotation; a pixel information...
US-8,928,709 Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same
An optical scanner includes a light source, an optical part, an enclosure, and a retainer. The light source projects light against a target. The optical part is...
US-8,928,501 Input-key control device, and method and computer program product for controlling input key
An input-key control device is mounted on an apparatus having a plurality of operating modes and controls a plurality of input keys that receive input provided...
US-8,928,270 Electric motor system and motor control method
An electric motor system includes a brushless direct-current motor, a driver circuit, a position sensor, and a control circuit. The motor has an output shaft...
US-8,927,934 Thermal infrared sensor and manufacturing method thereof
A thermal infrared sensor includes an infrared ray absorbing film that is thermally separated from a semiconductor substrate by a hollow part; and a temperature...
US-8,927,623 Recording ink, ink/media set, ink cartridge, inkjet recording method and inkjet recording apparatus
To provide a recording ink which contains at least a water-dispersible colorant, a water-dispersible resin, a wetting agent, a surfactant and water, wherein the...
US-8,927,186 Toner, and developer, image forming method and process cartridge using the toner
A toner for use in developing an electrostatic latent image is provided. The toner includes a colored particulate material including at least a binder resin and...
US-8,927,183 Electrophotographic photoreceptor, method for preparing the electrophotographic photoreceptor, and image...
A photoreceptor including an electroconductive substrate; a photosensitive layer, which is located overlying the electroconductive substrate and which includes...
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