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US-8,229,324 Coupling device, and image forming apparatus
A coupling unit includes two constant velocity joints arranged in series in the shaft direction. The coupling unit couples a driven shaft and a drive shaft....
US-8,229,310 Image forming device including color photoconductor drums, photoconductor drum drive controlling method for...
An image forming device has a full-color image formation mode to form a color image using color photoconductor drums and a monochrome image formation mode to...
US-8,228,772 Optimum gap determined recording/reproducing apparatus
A recording/reproducing apparatus is disclosed that includes a spindle motor unit including a spindle on which a flexible recording disk is placed, a stabilizer...
US-8,228,583 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes: a light source unit that includes a light emitting unit composed of a laser light source emitting linearly polarized light...
US-8,228,580 Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including a common optical deflector and synchronization detector
An optical scanner includes a plurality of scanning optical systems each of which scans a different surface to be scanned and includes a light source configured...
US-8,228,564 Apparatus, system, and method for identifying embedded information
An information identification apparatus includes a processor and a storage device. The storage device stores computer programmed instructions which when...
US-8,228,553 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product
An image processing apparatus including an image retrieving unit that retrieves image information of a revision document, which includes revision information...
US-8,228,551 Image processing method and image processing apparatus
An image processing apparatus processes image data that contains a confidential image portion. The image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that...
US-8,228,539 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus, which includes a plurality of image forming portions transferring a yellow image, a magenta image, a cyan image, and a black image...
US-8,228,538 Performance of a locked print architecture
Techniques are provided for processing a job, such as a print job or a facsimile (fax) job. A printing device comprises multiple modules that are developed in...
US-8,228,536 Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program product for image processing...
An image processing device includes an input filter configured to control an input process of data to be input as a subject of an image process, an output...
US-8,228,524 Image processing apparatus, device control program, and power control method
An image processing apparatus is provided that includes plural devices, a device control unit associated with each of the devices for controlling a power status...
US-8,228,518 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product
An image determining unit determines a type of each of a plurality of images to be combined. A character identifying unit identifies a black character area in...
US-8,228,512 Image forming apparatus, image forming system, image forming method, control program for eliminating conveyance...
An image forming apparatus is disclosed that forms an image based on a control signal from an image processing controlling unit that processes input image...
US-8,228,343 Image processing apparatus, computer program product, and preview image displaying method
An image processing apparatus includes a system control unit, and a display control unit. The system control unit judges whether a setting item that is newly...
US-8,227,379 Thermosensitive recording medium and recording method
The present invention provides a thermosensitive recording medium including a white plastic support, a thermosensitive recording layer containing a binder resin...
US-8,227,164 Toner, and developer, developer container, process cartridge, image forming apparatus and image forming method...
A toner, including a colorant; a binder resin; a release agent; and a fixing supplemental component, wherein the toner has a storage elastic modulus G' (Pa)...
US-8,227,156 Electrophotographic photoconductor, image forming apparatus, image forming method, and process cartridge
To provide an electrophotographic photoconductor that has a layer containing a compound represented by the following general formula (1), and an image forming...
US-8,227,067 Optical recording medium, and sputtering target and method for producing the same
An optical recording medium containing a substrate and a recording layer over the substrate, wherein the recording layer primarily contains Bi and O, and...
US-8,226,510 Belt driving device, driving device, method, image forming apparatus
A belt driving device and associated method are provided. The driving device includes a plurality of rollers including a driving roller. A belt is configured to...
US-8,225,211 Display control apparatus, display control method, and computer-readable recording medium storing display...
A display control apparatus is disclosed. The display control apparatus includes a number of items determining unit which determines the number of selection...
US-8,224,224 Cleaning blade and image forming apparatus, process cartridge, and image forming method using the same
A cleaning blade for removing fine particles from a cleaning target by contact with the cleaning target, a method of using the cleaning blade, and an image...
US-8,224,220 Fixing device and image forming apparatus capable of adjusting amount of oil applied for fixing
A fixing device includes a rotatable fixing member, a pressing member, a motor, and an oil applier. The pressing member contacts the fixing member. The oil...
US-8,224,197 Image forming apparatus, printing operation control method and computer-readable information recording medium
An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member driving part that drives a photosensitive member, a counting part that carries out an adding...
US-8,223,437 Wide-angle zoom lens system
A wide-angle zoom lens system includes a negative fist lens group, a positive second lens group, and a positive third lens group, in this order from the object....
US-8,223,418 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
A first optical system couples a light beam from a light source, including a first lens made of glass with a positive power and a second lens made of plastic...
US-8,223,417 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a diffractive optical element. The diffractive optical element is a hybrid lens in which a resin layer is joined to a...
US-8,223,411 Image processing system, image processing apparatus, image processing method
An image processing system includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire image data; a first determination unit configured to create histograms of colors in...
US-8,223,401 Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and image processing method
An information acquiring unit acquires information indicating whether a color material used at least for image formation is saved. An image-information...
US-8,223,397 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium
A preprocessing unit determines a feature of a brush pattern for each line of a background setting command to set a background, and selects a drawing processing...
US-8,223,381 Electronic device
An electronic device includes a storage unit that stores therein input data, and a deleting unit that partially deletes the input data when the input data...
US-8,223,363 Universal print driver with best fit discovery
A universal print driver allows an application program to print to any printer available on a network without the user having to perform the configuration that...
US-8,223,358 Printer output coverage estimation system
A printer output coverage estimation system permits a user of print services to obtain an accurate estimate of the amount of toner required by a print job....
US-8,223,171 Image processing apparatus and image display apparatus
An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit storing the OSD image data corresponding to plural subframes; a load storage unit loading and storing the...
US-8,220,895 Liquid-discharge-failure detecting apparatus, inkjet recording apparatus, and method of detecting liquid...
A light-emitting element emits a beam onto a droplet discharged from a nozzle. A light-receiving element receives a scattered light generated by scattering of...
US-8,220,791 Spine formation device, bookbinding system, and control method therefor
An spine formation device includes a sheet conveyer that conveys the bundle of folded sheets with a folded portion of the bundle of folded sheets forming a...
US-8,220,005 Apparatus, system, and computer program product for processing information
An image processing apparatus includes an input unit that inputs a command, a wireless interface unit that wirelessly exchanges data with an image forming...
US-8,219,969 Data structure used for directory structure navigation in a skeleton code creation tool
Programming the creation of a software system is facilitated by automating the generation of some of the program code that is necessary for the software system....
US-8,219,804 Approach for managing device usage data
Techniques are provided for securely managing, using smart cards, the usage of a peripheral device. In one embodiment, both the peripheral device and the smart...
US-8,219,783 SIMD type microprocessor having processing elements that have plural determining units
An SIMD type microprocessor is disclosed. The SIMD type microprocessor includes plural PEs (processor elements) each of which provides an ALU (arithmetic and...
US-8,219,431 Workflow management system, method and device for managing a workflow including plural...
A workflow management system is disclosed that is suitable to manage a workflow including plural hierarchically-classified tasks and especially for cooperative...
US-8,219,017 Image forming apparatus and process cartridge
An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member configured to bear a toner image, a protective layer forming device configured to apply a protective...
US-8,219,016 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A fixing device includes a hollow, generally cylindrical open-sided stationary heat roll, a flexible fuser belt, a fuser pad, a rotatable pressure member, and a...
US-8,219,015 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same which includes a plate spring to press a...
In a fixing device, a fixed member is provided inside a loop formed by a belt member, and is pressed against a rotary member via the belt member to form a nip...
US-8,219,003 Drive control device of a rotation member, method for drive control of a rotation member, and image forming...
A drive control apparatus including a drive motor that transmits a rotation drive force to a rotation member in order to rotate the rotation member, a pulse...
US-8,219,000 Image forming apparatus capable of effectively performing a maintenance operation
A roller device that can be exchangeably used in an image forming apparatus includes a roller, a shaft, and two grip members. The roller is configured to cover...
US-8,218,997 Cleaning member, charging device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A cleaning member includes a core bar, an elastic coating layer, and high-friction coefficient parts provided on both ends of the cleaning member. The...
US-8,218,996 Image forming apparatus with improved ventilation
An image forming apparatus including a fixing unit; a discharge unit; a stacking unit; an inversion guide; a cooling fan; an opening; a duct; and a second duct,...
US-8,218,986 Image forming apparatus capable of controlling a moisture content quantity of a paper
The image forming apparatus transfers a toner image onto a print paper via a transfer roller having an electrode configured to apply a bias electric potential...
US-8,218,911 Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus which applies processes to input image data is disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes a first processing section which...
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