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US-8,235,177 Lubricant supply device, image forming apparatus, and pressing device
A lubricant supply device includes a solid lubricant, a supply member contacting and rubbing the solid lubricant and thereby scraping a lubricant off the solid...
US-8,234,993 Impact detector and packaging container
An impact detector includes a case, an impact indicator disposed on a front side of the case, to indicate an impact history of the impact detector, a first...
US-8,233,833 Fixing device and image forming apparatus
A fixing device includes a flexible endless fixing member that travels in a prescribed direction and applies heat and melts a toner image, a pressure applying...
US-8,233,829 Transfer belt unit and image forming apparatus
A transfer belt unit satisfies the following conditions. An intermediate transfer belt has a thickness not less than 100 micrometers and not more than 200...
US-8,233,823 Belt device and image forming apparatus
A belt is supported by a plurality of rollers and is driven to move in a predetermined direction. A flange member is configured to make contact with a portion...
US-8,233,818 Inner cap for toner container and toner container
A toner container that can pass not only air but a toner, has toner sealing ability, and does not allow toner leakage even during transportation and an inner...
US-8,233,813 Image forming apparatus and image-density control method
An image forming apparatus forms a plurality of tone patterns of different colors, each of which containing a plurality of toner patches having different toner...
US-8,233,209 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning system includes a light source, a polygon mirror, a first optical system, a second optical system, and a monitoring device. The light source...
US-8,233,168 Image forming apparatus for converting lights to generate and store electrical power
In an image forming apparatus, an energy converting unit receives light from an optical source and converts the light into electric power, and an electrical...
US-8,232,996 Image learning, automatic annotation, retrieval method, and device
A first image having annotations is segmented into one or more image regions. Image feature vectors and text feature vectors are extracted from all the image...
US-8,232,493 Operating device
An operating device is provided having a supporting member, a button, an elastic member, and a bearing member. The supporting member has an opening which passes...
US-8,232,376 Azo compound and method of preparing the azo compound
An azo compound having the following formula (I): A(E)n (I) wherein A represents a residue of an azo compound, bonded with n pieces of E group through one or...
US-8,232,031 Naphthalenetetracarboxylic acid diimide derivative and electrophotographic photoconductor having the same
The present invention provides a naphthalenetetracarboxylic acid diimide derivative represented by the following general formula (1): ##STR00001## wherein...
US-8,231,966 Anti-reflection coating and its production method
An anti-reflection coating comprising a mesoporous silica coating composed of mesoporous silica nano-particles formed on a substrate or a dense coating formed...
US-8,231,760 Image removing device, image removing method, and image forming/removing system
A disclosed image removing device includes a roller peeling member onto which a recording material with the image forming substance having thermoplastic...
US-8,231,201 Inkjet recording device
In an inkjet recording device, ink droplets remaining on a nozzle surface are wiped off and the wiped off ink droplets are prevented from being scattered so as...
US-8,230,205 Image processing apparatus and program starting up method
An image processing apparatus has first through n-th pluralities of programs which, when executed by a computer processor, perform respectively first through...
US-8,230,200 Image forming apparatus capable of creating, managing and using job history and control method for the same
An image forming apparatus includes a job-history managing unit that creates and manages a job history, registers a job history, as a job history instance,...
US-8,230,041 System, method, apparatus, and program for providing electronic manual
When a customer operates a terminal to send a request for a provision of a manual page to the center via the Internet, the center determines whether the...
US-8,229,927 Apparatus, system, and method for information search
A search option input by a user is obtained through a user interface and a search term is determined based on the search option. A document database is searched...
US-8,229,905 Adaptive document management system using a physical representation of a document
Systems and methods for creating a Token and using it to operate and modify a case file in a document management system are described. An exemplary embodiment...
US-8,229,811 System, computer program product and method for managing documents
A system, method and computer program product for managing documents are disclosed. The system includes a document manger configured to receive job information...
US-8,229,335 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and image forming program product
An image forming apparatus, includes a transferring belt where a color image is formed; a conveyance belt transferring a recording medium where a monochrome...
US-8,229,325 Decelerator, drive device including same, and image forming apparatus incorporating the drive device
A decelerator for reducing a speed of rotation of a drive source and transmitting drive of the drive source to an image bearing member of an image forming...
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...
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