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US-8,262,196 Methods and apparatus to provide user-customizable flush patterns in an ink-based printing system
Methods and apparatus for user customization of flush patterns in an ink-based printing system. Features and aspects hereof provide for user input to define a...
US-D667,048 Powder container
US-D667,047 Powder container
US-8,261,363 Managing electronic data with identification data
An improved approach for managing and sending electronic data which allows one to access electronic data corresponding to a hardcopy document is provided. For...
US-8,261,291 Network apparatus, terminal apparatus, program, and recording medium
A network apparatus connected to at least one terminal apparatus via a network is disclosed. The terminal apparatus instructs operation of hardware unique to...
US-8,261,259 Dynamic printing system, apparatus and method
Improved techniques which enable a user of a terminal to select a printer, without a priori knowledge of available printers, for printing a print job are...
US-8,261,092 Image retrieval system and method
An image retrieval system that provides secured image data in response to a query specified by a user. The system includes a data retrieval unit, an encryption...
US-8,260,187 Image forming device
An image forming device is disclosed. The device includes a toner-image forming unit which forms a toner image; a transfer unit; a fixing unit; a paper-output...
US-8,260,186 Toner cartridge with refillable fresh and residual toner chambers, process cartridge, and method of making...
A toner cartridge is configured by integrally arranging a fresh toner storing chamber and a residual toner collection chamber. Fresh toner is filled in the...
US-8,260,179 Image forming apparatus including first and second image forming devices and first and second belt units
An image forming apparatus includes a primary transfer device that primarily transfers a first image from a first image bearer onto a first belt unit at a...
US-8,260,175 Developing apparatus and image forming apparatus using same
A developing apparatus for an image forming apparatus. In order to suppress toner scattering that may occur after a development operation has been halted for a...
US-8,260,166 Image forming apparatus and electric appliance including a thermoelectric element
A thermoelectric conversion element converts thermal energy of a user into electric power. A holding unit holds the electric power converted by the...
US-8,260,165 Image forming apparatus and heater control method
An image forming apparatus includes a halogen heater in a fixing unit; an AC source applying an alternating voltage to the halogen heater; a half-wave control...
US-8,260,164 Toner-density calculating method, reflective optical sensor, reflective optical sensor device, and image...
A toner density is calculated from outputs of light-receiving elements based on a difference between a reflection property of a supporting member and a...
US-8,260,158 Recording sheet processing device
A recording sheet processing device includes a stack tray used, when a recording sheet gets jammed inside a subsequent finishing device, for collecting...
US-8,260,057 Image processing apparatus that obtains a ruled line from a multi-value image
In an image processing apparatus, a binary image generating unit generates a binary image from a multi-value image, a ruled line candidate extracting unit...
US-8,260,051 Image processing apparatus for generating and transmitting push-type data
An image processing apparatus including an input part configured to input document data of a document, an extracting part configured to automatically extract...
US-8,259,991 Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus embedding information in an image by combining multiple predetermined patterns with the image is disclosed that includes a level...
US-8,259,941 Image processor, image processing method, and computer program product for storing images and related code...
In an MFP, an image on an original is read and the image is stored as a document (input image) in an HDD. A marking-information generation module generates...
US-8,259,555 Optical pickup and optical information processing device
A disclosed optical pickup includes an aberration correction unit with a phase shifter surface. On the phase shifter surface, rectangular or staircase-like...
US-8,259,543 Data recording/reproduction method and data recording/reproduction apparatus
A data recording/reproduction method for performing a data recording/reproduction process on a flexible optical disk by rotating the flexible optical disk while...
US-8,259,379 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device, which scans a surface to be scanned by light, includes a light source, a coupling optical system, which changes light from the light...
US-8,259,359 Image processing device and image forming apparatus equipped with the image processing device
A band plotting processing unit analyzes input data to plot in pixel units an image of RGB data corresponding to a character image to be printed, analyzes the...
US-8,259,356 Apparatus and method of image processing for selective color determination
An image processing apparatus includes a first color determining device, a storage device, a second color determining device, an output image processing device,...
US-8,259,355 Image processing device, image processing method, image forming apparatus, and storage medium
A device for converting a color image including multiple character images into a monochrome image is disclosed. The device includes a color conversion unit...
US-8,259,339 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a memory that stores therein a control program, a central processing unit that executes the control program stored in the...
US-8,259,328 Apparatus for transmitting image
An image transmitting apparatus transmits an image of a document in which an information disclosure level is set. A transmission operation to a specified...
US-8,259,314 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product
An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of functions related to an image forming process. The image forming apparatus includes a presentation layer, a...
US-8,259,149 Method and apparatus for image forming, and computer program product
An image forming apparatus includes a light source, a polygon mirror, and a plurality of photosensitive elements. The polygon mirror has a plurality of...
US-8,259,142 Image forming apparatus with developer passage amount control electrodes
An image forming apparatus comprises a toner-bearing member that bears toner and makes the toner clouded thereon. A toner passage control device including...
US-8,259,141 Image forming device based on direct recording method and image forming apparatus including the same
An image creating apparatus includes a casing that stores therein an agent, an agent carrier rotatably supported by the casing, a hole defining member defining...
US-8,258,765 Switching regulator and semiconductor apparatus including the same
A switching regulator is disclosed that includes a switching element; an inductor; a rectifier element; an error amplifier circuit portion; a PWM pulse...
US-8,258,731 Apparatus and method for starting motor
A motor starting apparatus includes a driving signal generating unit that generates an open-loop driving signal and a drive circuit that is connected to a...
US-8,257,900 Method for preparing toner, toner prepared by the method, and image forming apparatus using the toner
A method for preparing a toner including primarily pulverizing a toner composition powder including at least a binder resin and a colorant using a mechanical...
US-8,257,898 Method of manufacturing a toner, device of manufacturing a toner, and toner
Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a toner, wherein a liquid drop forming part including a storage part configured to store a toner composition liquid in...
US-8,257,896 Carrier
A carrier which is capable of avoiding excess blocking of the carrier particles at the time of forming a covering layer and is excellent in durability, a...
US-8,257,891 Electrophotographic photoconductor, process cartridge and image forming apparatus
To provide an electrophotographic photoconductor including: a substrate; a charge generating layer; and a charge transporting layer, the charge generating layer...
US-8,256,881 Electronics device, replacement part thereof, package of replacement part, and method for arranging identifying...
An ink cartridge used in a color printer, comprises at the surface, a convexity or convexities (identifying section) that correspond to a color of an ink, and...
US-8,256,868 Image forming device and image forming system
A location confirmation signal is transmitted from a feed paper carriage unit to a first image forming unit via a signal line and stored therein, a second...
US-8,256,862 Formation of image by image forming apparatus with overlapping area
A method of forming an image by an image forming apparatus provided with a print head having plural nozzles, wherein the print head has an overlapping area...
US-8,256,769 Feeding device and image forming apparatus
A sheet discharge roller has a contact portion in contact with a feed roller and a noncontact portion not in contact with the feed roller. The sheet discharge...
US-8,256,766 Sheet aligning mechanism, stacker, image forming apparatus, and image forming system
A sheet aligning mechanism that aligns sheets of paper includes, in a shift tray, a pair of main joggers and a pair of sub joggers, which are arranged...
US-8,256,764 Image forming apparatus with paper pressing member
A sheet of paper is conveyed by a convey roller to a print receiving member and pushed forward thereon while being supported by ribs and pressed downward by...
US-8,256,758 Bookbinding system, bookbinding method, and bookbinding control program
A bookbinding system that includes: a center folding unit configured to perform center folding on an integrated sheet bundle; an additionally folding unit...
US-8,256,615 Packaging container
A packaging container includes a pallet, an enclosure base, an enclosure box, a sheet, and a set of fasteners. The pallet includes a bottom deck, a top deck,...
US-8,256,008 Method, apparatus, and system for outputting information and forming image via network, and computer product
An information output apparatus includes a tray determining unit that determines an output tray to which printed sheets are output, a secret information...
US-8,255,936 Objective lens drive apparatus where interaction of drive magnets and drive coils drive a holding member that...
An objective lens drive apparatus configured to drive an objective lens that focuses a laser beam on an optical disk is disclosed, the apparatus including a...
US-8,255,831 File management system, file management apparatus, and place map generating method
When registration operation for a new place is performed, the client terminal sends registration information along with a user ID to the file management server....
US-8,255,520 Condition dependent data processing device
The present invention is directed to a server system for supplying differing amounts of data into a database, wherein the system comprises the database and a...
US-8,255,340 Method and apparatus for risk analysis of published logs
A method and apparatus for analyzing risk associated with published logs are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises accessing a first log published...
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