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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...
US-8,218,897 Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and imaging apparatus
A distortion included in image data is corrected by performing a coordinate transformation with respect to the image data based on .times..times..times. ...
US-8,218,882 Image coding method, image coding apparatus, image coding circuit, information recording medium, and computer...
An image coding method is disclosed by which plural code data sets each having a different code amount are generated from one image data set that includes a...
US-8,218,863 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image processing means
An image processing apparatus which extracts, from image data, drawing-photograph pixels forming a drawing or a photograph, the image processing apparatus...
US-8,218,208 Image processing device and image processing method
An image processing device includes a determining unit that determines whether an intermediate parameter that is newly computed by an intermediate parameter...
US-8,218,180 Image forming apparatus and method for inhibiting the transmission of document data
An image forming apparatus includes an image receiving unit configured to receive image data, a sender identifying unit configured to identify a sender of the...
US-8,218,165 Interruption management method for an image forming apparatus
A user-interface unit receives a request from a user. A control unit performs an execution control in response to the request received by the user-interface...
US-8,218,163 Operating apparatus, controlling operating apparatus, communication system, and managing communication system
A communication system, and a method of managing the communication system are provided, each of which allows an apparatus in the communication system is...
US-8,217,978 Optical scanning apparatus, an image formation apparatus, and a phase modulation method
An optical scanning apparatus, an image formation apparatus, and a phase modulation method are disclosed. The optical scanning apparatus includes a liquid...
US-8,217,758 Information processing apparatus, method, and program
In an information processing apparatus in which a sheet having an RFID tag is transported, the transport speed is changed or the sheet is stopped to enable data...
US-8,217,633 Voltage step-up/step-down switching regulator and control method thereof
A switching regulator is provided that includes a step-down circuit configured to output a voltage lower than an input voltage, a step-up circuit configured to...
US-8,217,491 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes a base insulating film on which a silicon fuse, silicon wiring patterns, and a silicon guard ring are formed. The silicon guard...
US-8,216,760 Method for producing resinous particles
There is provided a method for producing resinous particles, containing: melting a mixture containing a binder resin and at least one additive having a melting...
US-8,216,755 Toner, developer, toner container, process cartridge, image forming apparatus, and image forming method
A toner manufactured by a method including the steps of dissolving or dispersing toner components comprising a binder resin, a colorant, and an encapsulated...
US-8,215,743 Recording apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a recording program
A recording apparatus includes a carriage; a first head group including a recording head and disposed on the carriage; and a second head group including a...
US-8,214,894 Information processor, authentication control method, and storage medium
An information processor is disclosed that includes an authentication part configured to authenticate a user based on predetermined information; an information...
US-8,214,676 Information processing apparatus, power mode control method, and power mode control program product
An information processing apparatus switches from a regular power mode to a power saving mode in the event that a first control unit does not process packets...
US-8,214,548 Capability-based control device driver of a computer peripheral device
In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises sending, to a computer peripheral device, a request to obtain capabilities of the computer peripheral...
US-8,214,330 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product
An information processing apparatus includes a generating unit that, based on schema information defining a structure of an object, generates the object that...
US-8,213,892 FM-AM demodulator and control method therefor
A FM-AM demodulator includes a FM signal amplifier, a local oscillator, an image oscillator, a first selector, a first orthogonal mixer, an AM signal amplifier,...
US-8,213,854 Sheet processing system
A sheet pre-processing device includes a space portion as a sheet receiving unit that receives a pre-processed sheet, a first sheet conveying path for...
US-8,213,851 Conveying device and image forming apparatus
A first longitudinal registration correcting unit corrects a misalignment of a recording medium in its conveying direction. A lateral registration correcting...
US-8,213,848 Image forming apparatus including a fixing device configured to apply heat and method thereof
An image forming apparatus includes a first fixing device that applies heat to a non fixed toner image and a second fixing device arranged downstream of the...
US-8,213,834 Photoconductive drum and image forming apparatus having the same
A disclosed photoconductive drum includes a mechanism where, when the sleeve inner circumferential surface pressing member is in contact with the inner...
US-8,213,833 Image forming apparatus, process cartridge, image forming method and developer for electrophotography
An image forming apparatus including at least an image bearer; a charger charging the image bearer; an irradiator irradiating the image bearer to form an...
US-8,213,827 Fixing device, image forming apparatus incorporating same, and fixing method
In a fixing device, a metal member is provided inside a fixing belt to heat the fixing belt. A first lubricant is applied between the metal member and the...
US-8,213,785 Focus detection optical system
A focus detection optical system includes a condenser lens positioned behind an expected image plane of a photographing lens, an auxiliary lens positioned...
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