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US-8,911,061 Nozzle plate, nozzle plate production method, liquid discharge head, and image forming apparatus
A nozzle plate includes a nozzle base; a nozzle hole to discharge droplets and formed on the nozzle base; and a water-repellent film formed on at least a liquid...
US-8,911,054 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device, a belt member, a reflection-type photosensor, and a reflection member. The belt member includes...
US-8,910,939 Sheet carrying device and image forming apparatus
A disclosed sheet carrying device includes a first carrying unit that includes a first rotary body, a first driving unit outputting a driving force at a first...
US-8,910,587 Image forming apparatus and liquid application device
An image forming apparatus includes an application device. The application device has an application roller to apply a treatment liquid onto a recording medium...
US-8,910,574 Mark detecting device, adjustment method, and printing apparatus
A mark detecting device detects a positioning mark on a transfer medium based on light that is emitted to and then reflected from the transfer medium. The mark...
US-8,909,822 Output device, log collecting method for output device, and storage medium
The purpose of this invention is to acquire log information of all System on Chips in an output device for debugging without having much effect on existing...
US-8,909,126 Sheet processing apparatus, and image forming system
A sheet processing apparatus includes a folding unit that folds a sheet, a sheet storing unit that stores the sheet folded by the folding unit, a ...
US-8,909,122 Lubricant supplying device, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge
A lubricant supplying device includes: lubricant; a supplying member; a housing case; a pushing mechanism that includes a pair of swing members supported...
US-8,909,117 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device that fixes an image on a recording medium includes a rotatable endless belt, deployed in a loop supported by rollers, a nip forming member...
US-8,909,112 Image forming apparatus having support members with predetermined electric potentials
An image forming apparatus including a conveyance unit to convey a transfer medium, a first image forming unit to form a monochrome image transferred at a first...
US-8,909,095 Process cartridge for image forming apparatus including a hollow alignment shaft
A process cartridge installed in a body of an image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, a development device that includes a developer bearer, a rotary...
US-8,909,093 Toner container and image forming apparatus with a secure seal
A toner container which includes a main body for storing toner, an opening for dispensing toner, and a mechanism for sealing the opening. The mechanism for...
US-8,909,079 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a transfer bias generator including a transfer bias supply that supplies a transfer bias to a transfer nip formed between an...
US-8,909,077 Mechanism for monitoring print system energy usage
A printer is disclosed. The printer includes one or more sub-components each having a meter to track energy usage at the sub-component during an event and a...
US-8,909,074 Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same
A fixing device for fixing a toner image on a recording medium includes a fixing roller, a pressing roller, and at least one of a sheet guide, a sheet...
US-8,909,071 Apparatus and method for preventing an information storage device from falling from a removable device
An information storage device installed in a removable device configured to be removably installed in an image forming apparatus body, includes: an information...
US-8,908,298 Zoom lens system and electronic imaging apparatus using the same
A zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, and a positive rearward-remaining lens group. Upon zooming from the short...
US-8,908,245 Image scanning device and image forming apparatus
According to an embodiment, an image scanning device includes: a light source unit that emits light onto an original to be scanned; a photoelectric conversion...
US-8,908,234 Image capture apparatus, image capture system, and image capture method
An image capture apparatus includes: a light irradiation unit that irradiates an object with light; a reading unit that reads an image in accordance with...
US-8,908,227 Image forming apparatus, image forming system, image data processing method, program, and storage medium
The purpose of this invention is to avoid unnecessary print out and cut wasteful consumption of resources and electricity. A printer receives a command...
US-8,908,209 Altering a PDF print job based upon criteria stored in memory of a printing system
Systems and methods are provided for altering the content of a PDF print job. The printing system includes a memory, an interface, and a markup engine. The...
US-8,908,208 Image processing apparatus, unauthorized use preventing method, and storage medium
An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store comparison data; an analysis unit configured to analyze a print job sent by a...
US-8,908,205 Document processing job control via a mobile device
Techniques are provided for allowing a user to create a document processing job (e.g., a print job, a scan job, a copy job, fax job) at a mobile device instead...
US-8,908,196 Print control device, print control method, and program thereof
A print control device including a sheet-base printing speed table that indicates a sheet-base printing speed for each printer; a printing time calculation unit...
US-8,908,176 Apparatus and method for obtaining spectral characteristics
A spectral characteristic obtaining apparatus includes a detection unit detecting light quantities in plural wavelength bands from a measurement target, a...
US-8,908,038 Vehicle detection device and vehicle detection method
A vehicle detection device having an imaging device to capture two respective polarized images from two polarized light beams having different polarization...
US-8,908,036 Image-capturing device and in-vehicle camera
An image-capturing device including: an imaging optical system which is configured to capture an optical image of a subject; an imaging optical system retaining...
US-8,908,001 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a plurality of stations, each of which includes an light source, a deflector (polygon scan), a scanning optical element, and...
US-8,907,907 Display device with touch panel, event switching control method, and computer-readable storage medium
A display device includes a touch panel; a coordinate detecting unit configured to detect coordinates on a display surface of the touch panel; a special pen...
US-8,905,550 Projection optical system and image projection device
A disclosed projection optical system projects images on a surface to be projected on. The projection optical system includes a first optical system including...
US-8,905,529 Inkjet recording device
An inkjet recording device including a line engine including a plurality of recording heads that are aligned in a main scanning direction, in which an arbitrary...
US-8,905,517 Inkjet nozzle flushing mechanism
A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving print job data, rasterizing the print job data to generate image data for each page of the print job data...
US-8,905,513 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including a recording head having a nozzle to discharge droplets; a reciprocally moving carriage on which the recording head is...
US-8,905,512 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and recording medium storing a program
An image forming apparatus that performs correction to make gradation values adding both of two head areas (A+C, B+D) approximately equal. An area whose density...
US-8,905,401 Printing medium conveying device and image forming apparatus
The present device includes a conveying path, a contact member coming in contact with the front of a printing medium to stop the conveyance of the medium, a...
US-8,905,395 Sheet processing apparatus, image forming system, and sheet processing method
A sheet processing apparatus performs predetermined processing on a sheet or a sheet bundle. The sheet processing apparatus includes: a conveying unit that...
US-8,905,340 Pulverizer and cylindrical adaptor
A pulverizer, including a spray nozzle to spray airstream; a pulverization chamber to pulverize a subject with the airstream; and a cylindrical adaptor to be...
US-8,904,539 Location constraints for template access and form activities
A system and method for limiting access to one or more forms based on a location constraint is described. A form access module retrieves one or more forms on a...
US-8,904,283 Extendable meta-data support in final form presentation datastream print enterprises
Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating and associating meta-data with a final form presentation datastream document where the meta-data is structured in...
US-8,904,197 Power management based on combined user interface and sensor inputs
Power usage of a portable computing device is modified to more efficiently use a power supply included in the portable computing device. Power usage by...
US-8,904,171 Secure search and retrieval
A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for secure search and retrieval. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving an encrypted, permuted search tree...
US-8,903,886 Method, apparatus, and computer program product for processing workflow
In an embodiment, a workflow processing apparatus is connected to a network and obtains a file over the network. The workflow processing apparatus includes: a...
US-8,903,869 Object linkage system, object linkage method and recording medium
An object linkage system including: a database that stores objects and a linkage map; a unit for extracting an already-registered object to be linked with a new...
US-8,903,788 Synchronizing distributed work through document logs
A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for synchronizing distributed work. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving first and second metadata...
US-8,903,704 Information processing device, information processing system, and recording medium
In an information processing device connected to an external device via a network, the external device includes an application platform of an image forming...
US-8,903,296 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a thermal conductor disposed inside a flexible endless fixing belt formed into a loop and configured to conduct heat from a heater to...
US-8,903,290 Media stripper mechanism
A media stripper mechanism includes a stripping member. The stripping member has a stripping edge extending in an axial, longitudinal direction of the rotary...
US-8,903,283 Shutter assembly, powder container, cleaning device, and image forming apparatus
A shutter assembly includes an internal shutter and an external shutter. The internal shutter including a contact member is movable between a first position at...
US-8,903,279 Drive unit and image forming apparatus including same
A drive unit includes a drive pulley connected to a drive source, a driven pulley connected to a target to be moved, at least one relay pulley for transmitting...
US-8,903,278 Drive unit, and image forming apparatus and process cartridge incorporating same
A drive unit for rotating a first rotary member and a second rotary member disposed around the first rotary member includes a drive source, an output gear...
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