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US-8,577,237 Image forming apparatus
In an image forming apparatus, a transfer current output unit outputs a transfer current having a same value as a target value to a nip forming member to...
US-8,577,232 Thermal fixing device and image forming apparatus including same which detects the speed of a belt on the outer...
A thermal fixing device includes a fixing member, a flexible endless belt, a flexible endless belt, a rotary pressure member, a heating unit, and a rotation...
US-8,577,230 Fixing device, fixing device control method, and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a fixing unit, a shearing unit, a detection unit, and a controller. The fixing unit fixes a toner image in place on a printed surface...
US-8,577,228 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-8,576,887 Semiconductor laser driving unit, optical scanner having semiconductor laser driving unit, and image forming...
Disclosed is a semiconductor laser driving unit that outputs a driving current for driving a semiconductor laser. A value of a correction current is set in such...
US-8,576,886 Laser diode drive circuit and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A laser diode drive includes a first photo diode connection terminal to connect a first photo diode that detects light emission amounts of multiple laser...
US-8,576,463 Automatic document feeder and image forming apparatus
An automatic document feeder includes an original feed table that has a detection hole and on which a bundle composed of a plurality of originals is set; and an...
US-8,576,438 Digital computer and system for recording information on operations
A main controller stores levels and information to be stored in accordance with the levels. An operation screen is used to enter operation information for...
US-8,576,419 Image reading device and image forming apparatus for detecting that document reading unit is positioned at...
An image reading device that can be incorporated in an image forming apparatus includes a housing including a first housing member having a document reading...
US-8,576,327 Focus bracket photographing imaging apparatus, reproduction display apparatus, image recording method, and...
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging optical system, an image pickup device, a photographing position determining device configured to determine a plurality...
US-8,576,288 Image processing unit, image processing method, and image processing program
An image processing unit includes a memory unit, a comparative image generator to generate a comparative image from a non-reference image, an image divider to...
US-8,576,267 Optical writing device, image forming apparatus, optical writing method, and computer-readable recording medium
An optical writing device stores pieces of dithering information indicating dithering patterns whose densities are different, each piece of dithering...
US-8,576,211 Electronic element, current control device, arithmetic device, and display device
A disclosed electronic element includes: a substrate; a first electrode layer formed on a portion of the substrate; an insulating layer formed on the first...
US-8,576,028 Switch device, switch device system, and switch apparatus including switch device or switch device system
A switch device includes: a switch manipulation portion that is manipulated between an ON position and an OFF position; a detecting unit that detects which...
US-8,575,906 Constant voltage regulator
A voltage regulator includes a driver transistor, a feedback voltage generator, a reference voltage generator, a first differential amplifier, and a...
US-8,575,904 Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof
A semiconductor device is disclosed. The semiconductor device includes a switching signal generating circuit formed of a PMOS transistor, a resistor, and...
US-8,575,365 Organic semiconductive material precursor containing dithienobenzodithiophene derivative, ink, insulating...
An organic semiconductive material precursor containing a dithienobenzodithiophene derivative expressed by General Formula I: in General Formula I, X and Y...
US-8,574,807 Method of manufacturing toner, toner manufacturing apparatus, and method of manufacturing resin particles
A method of manufacturing toner is provided, including discharging a toner constituents liquid from multiple nozzles to form liquid droplets and solidifying the...
US-8,574,361 Group-III element nitride crystal producing method and group-III element nitride crystal
A method for producing a high-quality group-III element nitride crystal at a high crystal growth rate, and a group-III element nitride crystal are provided. The...
US-8,573,769 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including a conveyance unit to intermittently convey a recording medium in a conveyance direction, a carriage movable in a main...
US-8,573,759 Droplet discharging apparatus, image forming apparatus, and bubble separating method
A droplet discharging apparatus for discharging droplets of a recording fluid includes a negative pressure portion and a pressurizing portion connected to the...
US-8,573,732 Treatment liquid application device and image forming apparatus
A treatment-liquid application device includes a treatment-liquid container, a liquid supply unit, a liquid chamber unit, a treatment-liquid carrier, a...
US-8,573,726 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including a first carriage having a first recording head to eject black liquid droplets, a second carriage having a second recording...
US-8,573,723 Image forming apparatus including recording head for ejecting liquid droplets
An image forming apparatus includes a recording head, a head holder, a carriage, a guide member, a reference member, an intermediate member, and an adjuster....
US-8,573,586 Sheet feeder and image forming apparatus
A sheet feeder includes: an attraction separation unit including an attraction belt stretched between rollers and facing the upper surface of a sheet bundle to...
US-8,573,584 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including a sheet container, a sheet stacking member to closably open the sheet container; a restriction unit to restrict a swinging...
US-8,573,583 Booklet conveying device, image forming system, and booklet conveying method
In an embodiment, a booklet conveying device includes: a pair of conveying units; a positioning unit; a pressing unit; and a conveying-force changing unit. The...
US-8,573,581 Skew correction device, image forming system, and skew correction method
A skew correction device includes: a conveying path through which a booklet formed by folding a sheet bundle is conveyed in a conveying direction; a positioning...
US-8,572,703 System and method for authenticating a user of an image processing system
A system and method for authenticating a user of an image processing system. User credentials are received at an authentication device corresponding to an image...
US-8,572,695 Method for applying a physical seal authorization to documents in electronic workflows
A system and method for applying a pre-existing physical seal authorization to documents provides for authentication of electronic documents using physical...
US-8,571,478 Wireless USB device and wireless USB communication system
A wireless USB device that performs a communication conforming to a wireless USB standard with a plurality of wireless USB hosts includes a ...
US-8,571,457 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a stationary at least partially tubular thermal member, a flexible fuser belt, a fuser pad, and a rotatable pressure member. The...
US-8,571,456 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a switch circuit that selectively connects an alternating electric current power supply to a first exciting coil and a second exciting...
US-8,571,455 Fixing device and image forming apparatus including same having a separation plate assembly
A fixing device includes two rollers to form a fixing nip and a separation plate assembly disposed near one of the rollers. The separation plate assembly...
US-8,571,452 Transfer and fixing device using radiant heating and image forming apparatus using same
A transfer and fixing device as means for heating a recording medium prior to transfer and fixing, without risk of fire, superior in energy efficiency, and able...
US-8,571,450 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of N image carriers including first through Nth image carriers, a transfer unit including an endless transfer...
US-8,571,449 Development device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A development device includes a developer containing part containing two-component developer, a cylindrical developer carrier to carry by rotation the developer...
US-8,571,437 Cooling device and image forming apparatus
A cooling device includes a heat receiving unit disposed to contact a surface of a temperature-increasing part the temperature of which increases during an...
US-8,571,431 Image forming apparatus including transfer roller mechanism
An image forming apparatus includes a belt member bearing a toner image, a contact member disposed inside loop formed by the belt member, a rotary pressing...
US-8,571,427 Image output device, image output method, and computer program product
An image output device includes a storage unit, an input unit, a layout deriving unit, and an output unit. The storage unit preliminarily stores therein an...
US-8,571,426 Toner supply method, development device, process unit, and image forming apparatus
A toner supply method includes detecting whether a remaining toner amount in the development device is equal to or greater than a first remaining amount,...
US-8,571,316 Electrophotographic apparatus, system, and method of using colorless toner
An image processing system segments input image data into a plurality of regions, and obtains features of at least one region. The system refers to...
US-8,570,639 Electrophoretic liquid, image display medium, and image display device
An electrophoretic liquid includes a first electrophoretic particle, a second electrophoretic particle having a polarity opposite to that of the first...
US-8,570,623 Deep focus image reading system and image forming apparatus
An image reading system reads an image of an original document by conveying the original document through a fixed reading position along a platen glass. The...
US-8,570,589 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product for processing an image based on...
An image forming apparatus includes a sheet-type determining unit that determines a sheet type of a recording sheet; a sheet-characteristic measuring unit that...
US-8,570,583 Method for controlling an image forming apparatus using information from a detachable recording medium
An image processing apparatus, method, and computer readable storage medium in which a controller or control means recognizes whether information read from a...
US-8,570,582 Image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus utilization system, and method for generating image data
An image forming apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of combinations of document reading settings and delivery destination...
US-8,570,575 Image forming apparatus, method of controlling the same, and image processing apparatus performing image...
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that performs image formation on the basis of a plurality of pieces of image data for different...
US-8,570,573 Image processing system, image processing apparatus, and information processing apparatus
An image processing system includes an image processing apparatus and an information processing apparatus that are connected via a data communication channel....
US-8,570,571 Image handling apparatus, image processing system, image process controlling method, and image process...
An image handling apparatus is disclosed, including an operation panel, hardware resources, a transferring part, and an image generation controlling part. The...
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