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US-8,289,572 Estimation of ink/toner coverage when printing
In summary, the present invention provides a method, apparatus and program product for calculating an estimate of the amount of toner coverage required for...
US-8,289,552 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
A determining unit calculates an estimated time until drawing data is transmitted to an engine, and transmits the drawing data, a print instruction, and the...
US-8,289,551 Approach for processing print data without a client print driver
An approach is provided for processing print data without a client print driver. A print agent is configured to discover a conversion service using Web...
US-8,289,549 Controller unit, method of controlling image processing, and recording medium
A scanner image-processing unit includes a scanner-property adjusting unit that converts image data from a scanner unit into normalized image data and a first...
US-8,289,543 Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and image forming method
A scanner unit reads a code image from a recording medium. A detecting unit detects a medium identification from the code image. An identification obtaining...
US-8,289,537 Translating PDL-based print stream to job ticket-based print stream
Using techniques described herein, separate "job ticket" data and printable data may be generated automatically from a PDL-compliant print stream. According to...
US-8,289,357 Light beam number changeable optical writing apparatus
An optical writing apparatus includes a light source device that includes a VCSEL having an alignment of at least two channels in a sub scanning direction...
US-8,289,000 Charge control circuit
When a control circuit detects from a signal CPO4 that a battery voltage is less than a sixth reference voltage, a constant current operation in VFM control is...
US-8,288,978 Motor driver
A motor driver, including a bridge circuit including a switching element and a diode, connecting with a coil terminal of each phase of a polyphase motor; a...
US-8,287,122 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus in which unintentional operation of the operation unit does not occur when sheets on which images have been formed or sheets prior to...
US-8,287,076 Conveying distance control device, recording apparatus, conveying distance control method, and storage medium
A conveying distance control device includes a conveying roller; a first detecting unit detecting rotational positions of the conveying roller; a line sensor...
US-8,286,965 Automatic document feeder with jam determination control
An automatic document feeder includes a controller that compares an input original length that is received from a main operating unit and an actual original...
US-8,286,958 Spine formation device, post-processing apparatus, spine formation system, and spine formation method
An spine formation device includes a sheet conveyer that conveys the bundle of folded sheets in a sheet conveyance direction with a folded portion of the bundle...
US-8,286,167 Image processing apparatus, job management method, and storage medium
An image processing apparatus where a job is implemented by one or more constituent functions is disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes a control...
US-8,286,083 Copying documents from electronic displays
A system including a Multi Function Printer/Product/Peripheral (MFP) and a portable computing device adapted to allow automatic copying of documents by the MFP...
US-8,285,695 Catalog page generation system, digital camera, computer program product, and method for catalog page generation
A catalog page generation system, comprising a first generation circuit, a first determination circuit, and a second generation circuit, is provided. The first...
US-8,285,547 Audio font output device, font database, and language input front end processor
An audio font output device is disclosed that is able to effectively convert characters or text into an audio signal recognizable by the acoustic sense of human...
US-8,285,303 Area specifying apparatus, communication system, and area specifying method
An area specifying apparatus, which is portable, includes a position acquiring unit that acquires positions of respective radio communication apparatuses...
US-8,285,210 Mobile terminal device and method and computer program product for establishing wireless connection
A mobile terminal device establishes a wireless connection by a first communication unit with an information processing apparatus, and establishes a wireless...
US-8,285,192 Image forming apparatus, control method of the image forming apparatus, and printing medium conveyance apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance part; a detecting part; a control part which prints image data on the printing medium based on a detecting...
US-8,285,188 Protective agent for image bearing member, protective layer setting unit, and process cartridge
A protective agent for an image bearing member of an image forming apparatus. The protective agent is applied onto a surface of the image bearing member and...
US-8,285,136 Diaphragm control apparatus of interchangeable lens camera
A diaphragm control apparatus incorporated in a camera body, to which an interchangeable lens equipped with a diaphragm apparatus is detachably attached, the...
US-8,284,876 Automatic gain control circuit
There are provided an A/D converting circuit (10) for converting, into a digital signal, a broadband intermediate frequency signal which is output from a...
US-8,284,501 Optical imaging system, camera device, and hand-held data terminal device
An optical imaging system includes a first lens group having a positive or negative optical power, an aperture diaphragm, and a second lens group having a...
US-8,284,462 Image reading device and image forming apparatus
Disclosed is an image reading device configured to read information of an object, including an imaging optical system configured to image an image of an object...
US-8,284,458 Image processing apparatus and method for managing documents with output-prohibit area
A detecting unit detects output-prohibit area information indicating an output-prohibit area from image data. An identifying unit identifies the output-prohibit...
US-8,284,443 Apparatus and system for managing form data obtained from outside system
Example embodiments of the present invention relate generally to an apparatus and system for managing form data obtained from an outside system, which may be...
US-8,284,425 External device document input and output device and external device document input and output method
An external device document input and output device connected to a network and using a plurality of communication protocols, the external device document input...
US-8,284,423 Customer-configurable print workflow system
Methods, systems, and apparatus for flexible, configurable job workflow processing. Features and aspects hereof provide for generating workflow models from...
US-8,284,420 Heating device for supplying power to plural heat sources, heating method and image forming apparatus using the...
The heating device includes plural heaters to heat fixing members; a power supplying device to supply power to the plural heaters; and a controller. The...
US-8,284,415 Image forming apparatus, hardware self-diagnosing method, and hardware self-diagnosing program
A hardware self-diagnosing method for performing a hardware self-diagnosis of an image forming apparatus includes reading a set value stored in a memory unit of...
US-8,284,289 Lens barrel, camera and mobile information terminal device having the same
At least one object of the present invention is to provide a lens barrel, including: a fixed frame (21) having a fixed cylinder (21); a telescopic cylinder (22,...
US-8,284,273 Imager for photographing a subject with a proper size
An imager is provided having an image-capturing device, a display, and a view angle controller. The image-capturing device captures a subject image and outputs...
US-8,284,226 Control device, laser irradiation device, optimization font data database, recording method, and...
A control device controls a laser irradiation device to record visible information on a medium by irradiation of a laser beam. The control device includes a...
US-8,284,222 Image erasing method and image erasing apparatus
An image erasing apparatus including: a semiconductor laser array in which a plurality of semiconductor laser light sources are linearly aligned; a width...
US-8,283,287 Thermosensitive recording material
A thermosensitive recording material including a support, a thermosensitive recording layer composed mainly of a leuco dye and a developer, provided on one...
US-8,282,293 Mirror brake mechanism of an SLR camera
A mirror brake mechanism of an SLR camera for applying a brake to a mirror pivoted about a mirror rotational shaft to be swingable between a viewing position...
US-8,282,292 Mirror drive apparatus incorporating a brake mechanism of an SLR camera
A mirror drive apparatus incorporating a brake mechanism of an SLR camera includes a mirror pivoted about a mirror rotational shaft and swingable between a...
US-8,282,182 Correction of print engine artifacts using an iterative halftoning search algorithm
Methods and systems herein provide for reducing artifacts during printing. One printing system is operable to prepare a continuous tone image (CTI) for printing...
US-8,282,091 Spine formation device, bookbinding system, and spine formation method
A spine formation device includes a sheet conveyer, a clamping unit disposed downstream from the sheet conveyer in a sheet conveyance direction, for squeezing a...
US-8,281,230 Techniques for storing multimedia information with source documents
A method of storing information for recorded information and a source document is provided. The method comprises: determining a first piece of information...
US-8,281,124 Network apparatus, IPsec setting method therein, and computer-readable recording medium storing a control...
A network apparatus which is connected to a network is disclosed. The network apparatus includes a managing unit which manages an address range in which...
US-8,280,295 Cleaning device, image forming apparatus including the device, and process cartridge including the device
A cleaning device includes a cleaning member, a collection member, an electrical field generator, and a separation member. The cleaning member has a surface...
US-8,280,293 Image forming apparatus
In an image forming apparatus including a plurality of image forming devices, a first image forming device in which a leveling blade that functions as a...
US-8,280,290 Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A pressure releasing lever is operated to switch the position of a locking member between a pressure exertion position and a pressure release position. In the...
US-8,280,283 Heat transmission member included image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus for transferring and superimposing toner images formed on plural image bearers onto an endless intermediate transfer member in an...
US-8,280,281 Development device and image forming apparatus
The development device includes a development member and a circulation member. The development member develops an electrostatic latent image formed on a latent...
US-8,280,100 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product
Encoding information is assigned to each block according to a position of the block in an image of the color image data. An image analyzing unit analyzes the...
US-8,279,519 Semiconductor optical modulator, an optical amplifier and an integrated semiconductor light-emitting device
An integrated semiconductor optical-emitting device includes a surface-emission laser diode and an EA-type semiconductor optical modulator integrated commonly...
US-8,279,502 Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus
An image reading apparatus has a plurality of emitters that emit light onto a manuscript surface in a light quantity that is the synthesized light quantity of...
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