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US-8,589,797 Image forming apparatus, operation-screen changing method, and computer-readable recording medium
In an image forming apparatus, a plurality of sets of flow definition data and screen definition data are stored in associated manner in a storage unit. A...
US-8,589,597 Computer having removable input/output device
A computer is disclosed that includes a switching part configured to detect connection of an external computer to the computer upon the connection, and to...
US-8,589,534 Device information management apparatus, device information management method, and storage medium which...
A device information management apparatus for processing a report from a device management client during a failure of a transaction system is disclosed. The...
US-8,588,672 Lubricant applicator, process cartridge, transfer unit, and image forming apparatus
A lubricant applicator includes a solid lubricant, a lubricant applying member to apply the solid lubricant to a target object, a biasing member to bias the...
US-8,588,670 Fixing device having a reflector and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a metal thermal conductor provided inside a loop formed by a fixing rotary body to heat the fixing rotary body; a heater provided...
US-8,588,668 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes an endless belt-shaped fixing member formed into a loop and rotatable in a predetermined direction of rotation, a pressing member...
US-8,588,665 Toner carrier, developing device and image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a developing device. The developing device includes a toner carrier (developing roller). The developing roller includes a...
US-8,588,658 Image forming apparatus, developer discharge method, and computer program product thereof
An image forming apparatus includes a latent image carrier, a development device, a discharge port through which developer is discharged, a discharge port...
US-8,588,651 Rotary drive device with a planetary gear mechanism to drive a rotary body, and image forming apparatus...
A rotary drive device to drive a rotary body included in an image forming apparatus. The rotary drive device includes a drive source and a planetary gear...
US-8,588,643 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-8,588,641 Image forming apparatus
An image foaming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a transfer unit, and a pressing mechanism. The image bearing member bears a toner image. The...
US-8,588,639 Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device is disclosed, including: a fixing rotative body, a heat source, and a control part. The control part conducts a printing temperature control...
US-8,588,638 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device for fixing a toner image on a recording medium includes a pressing member provided outside a loop formed by a fixing member to press the fixing...
US-8,588,635 Development device, process cartridge incorporating same, and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A development device includes a developer container, a rotary developer carrier that is disposed facing the latent image carrier and including multiple outer...
US-8,588,630 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus having a rotary image bearing member, a charging device to charge the image bearing member. an irradiator to irradiate the image...
US-8,588,628 Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing member, an induction heating unit, a pressing member, and a damage detection unit. The fixing member heats a toner image on a...
US-8,588,626 Apparatus and output setting method of consumed status of consumable items of the apparatus
An apparatus that uses plural kinds of consumable items different from each other, the apparatus including a consumption status detecting device to detect a...
US-8,588,625 Consumables storage container, image forming apparatus, process cartridge, and service control system
A consumables storage container has an opening through which consumables are supplied. The consumables storage container includes a seal detachably attached to...
US-8,587,878 Image-forming lens, and imaging apparatus and information device using the image-forming lens
An image-forming lens consists of: from an object side to an image side in the following order, a first lens group with a positive refractive power; an aperture...
US-8,587,847 Image forming device
An image forming device includes an image forming unit, an image reading unit arranged above an upper part of the image forming unit, a sheet ejection space...
US-8,587,844 Image inspecting apparatus, image inspecting method, and image forming apparatus
An image inspecting apparatus includes a first light illuminating unit irradiating a measured object on which an image is formed with light from an inclined...
US-8,587,843 Apparatus and a method for controlling a light source used for image reading
An apparatus and a method for controlling a light source used for image reading according to a user activity are provided. The light source controller being...
US-8,587,837 Image processing apparatus embedding additional information in document data
In an image processing apparatus, an input part inputs additional information to be embedded when printing a document. A developing part develops a character...
US-8,587,828 Systems and methods of color conversion with gray values
Methods and systems herein provide for the color conversion of image data with various levels of gray values, such as text. Such color conversion includes...
US-8,587,826 Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for improved processing of embedded ICC profiles
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture to enhance automation of conversion and/or persistent storage of color management information embedded within an...
US-8,587,814 Adaptive rasterized data management for multi-memory systems
Systems and methods are provided for implementing adaptive rasterized print data management. The printing system is able to acquire a print job and instructions...
US-8,587,808 Methods and apparatus to provide availability for networked scanning
Methods and apparatus for scanning documents when a network is not available are provided. The document scans at least an entire page of a document for a user....
US-8,587,774 Velocity detecting device and multi-color image forming apparatus
A velocity detecting device includes an image-pattern acquiring unit that includes a laser light source and an area sensor that acquires a one-dimensional or a...
US-8,587,626 Light source control circuit, image forming apparatus, and light source control method
A light source control circuit of an optical writing device, admitting connection of light sources and forming an electrostatic latent image on a photosensitive...
US-8,587,597 Page transitions on electronic paper displays
A page transition file creation system and a method for creating a page transition file in a file format suitable for displaying transitions quickly on an...
US-8,587,346 Driving circuit and electronic device using the same
A driving circuit is disclosed that has low power consumption and supplies a current to a load. The driving circuit includes a constant current circuit section...
US-8,586,647 Recording ink, recording ink set, records, ink cartridge, recording method, and inkjet recording apparatus
The present invention provides a recording ink set containing a black ink, a cyan ink, a magenta ink, and a yellow ink, each of which contains water, a...
US-8,586,270 Electrophotographic photoconductor, electrophotographic method, and electrophotographic apparatus
An electrophotographic photoconductor including: an electrically conductive substrate; and at least a photoconductive layer thereon, wherein the photoconductive...
US-8,586,144 Method for forming anti-reflection coating and optical element
A method for forming an anti-reflection coating of alkali-treated silica aerogel on a substrate, comprising the steps of hydrolyzing and polymerizing...
US-8,585,537 Driving device and image forming apparatus
A driving device includes a planetary gear deceleration mechanism in a transmission path that transmits driving force from a driving motor to a driven member,...
US-8,585,188 Thin-film actuator, liquid ejection head, ink cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A thin-film actuator that deforms a diaphragm to generate force includes a lower electrode disposed on the diaphragm, a first piezoelectric layer disposed on...
US-8,585,171 Color profile determination for printing systems
Methods and systems herein provide for allowing color profiles for printers to be determined based on the types of print engines installed at the printer and...
US-8,585,168 Discharge energy recovery device and image forming apparatus using same
A discharge energy recovery device to recover discharge energy discharged from a piezoelectric element when the piezoelectric element is driven includes a drive...
US-8,585,043 Sheet adjusting device, sheet holding receptacle, image forming mechanism, and image reading mechanism
A sheet adjusting device applicable to a sheet holding receptacle, an image forming mechanism, and an image reading mechanism includes a sheet setting plate to...
US-8,585,041 Recording medium supplying device and image forming apparatus with pressing force varying mechanism
A recording medium supplying device includes a recording medium mounting portion on which sheet-like recording media are capable of being mounted in a stacked...
US-8,585,040 Sheet feeder and image forming apparatus using the same
A sheet feeder includes a loading member, an attraction separation unit, and a control device. The loading member carries sheet materials. The attraction...
US-8,584,312 Cleaning apparatus and cleaning method
A cleaning apparatus for cleaning an object to be cleaned by allowing a cleaning medium caused to fly by an air flow to collide with the object to be cleaned is...
US-8,584,042 Methods for scanning, printing, and copying multimedia thumbnails
A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for creating visualizations of documents are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving an...
US-8,584,009 Automatically propagating changes in document access rights for subordinate document components to...
In one embodiment, components within different hierarchical document levels of a document have individual access rights and various hierarchical relationships...
US-8,583,825 Device information acquisition apparatus and device information acquisition program
A disclosed portable apparatus is connectable to a client terminal connected to a network and has a program stored therein for causing the client terminal to...
US-8,583,637 Coarse-to-fine navigation through paginated documents retrieved by a text search engine
A method and apparatus for visualizing results from a text search engine are described. A query term is first received. A first set of results is generated...
US-8,583,025 Image forming apparatus which decreases a sheet transportation speed difference between a registration device...
An image forming apparatus includes a transfer material transportation device to transport a transfer material; a transfer device to transfer a toner image to...
US-8,583,022 Lubricant coating device and image forming apparatus incorporating the lubricant coating device
A lubricant supplying device comprises a solid lubricant, a lubricant applicator to scrape and supply the lubricant to a target, and a pressing mechanism to...
US-8,583,020 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a tubular belt holder, a rotatable flexible fuser belt, a contact member, a pressure member, and a heater. The tubular belt holder...
US-8,583,019 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes an endless belt-shaped fixing member; a pressing member; a contact member provided inside a loop formed by the fixing member and...
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