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US-8,157,342 Liquid-jet device, image forming apparatus, and method for adjusting landing positions of liquid droplets
A disclosed liquid-jet device includes a liquid-jet head configured to jet liquid droplets; a pattern formation control unit configured to control the...
US-8,157,257 Sheet feeding device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus with rotating charged belt
A sheet feeding device incorporable in an image forming apparatus includes a sheet holder to hold a stack of sheets including an uppermost sheet, an endless...
US-8,157,093 Packing unit
A packing unit includes a pallet, a structural base, and a fixing device. The pallet mounts an article thereon. The structural base has a fixed portion and is...
US-8,156,551 Preventing network traffic blocking during port-based authentication
A network device is allowed to transmit only authentication protocol traffic and no other traffic on an interface that is coupled to a port using port-based...
US-8,156,427 User interface for mixed media reality
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes...
US-8,156,116 Dynamic presentation of targeted information in a mixed media reality recognition system
A context-aware targeted information delivery system comprises a mobile device, an MMR matching unit, a plurality of databases for user profiles, user context...
US-8,156,115 Document-based networking with mixed media reality
A Mixed Media Reality (MMR) system and associated techniques are disclosed. The MMR system provides mechanisms for forming a mixed media document that includes...
US-8,156,020 Charge managing system, image forming apparatus, charge managing server, and image forming method
A charge managing system including an image forming apparatus and a charge managing server is provided. The image forming apparatus includes plural applications...
US-8,155,988 Workflow management including determination if a requestor is in charge of tasks
A workflow management system for managing a workflow including plural tasks is disclosed that includes a task data storing part for storing task data and a task...
US-8,155,543 Image forming apparatus capable of reducing a lengthy duration of an adjustment control
An image forming apparatus includes an image carrying member, an image forming mechanism, an optical sensor, and a controller. The image forming mechanism...
US-8,155,511 Camera system and method for controlling the same
A camera system includes an interchangeable lens unit including an optical lens and an imaging device for taking an image of light from a subject having passed...
US-8,155,121 Detection of physical movement for document sharing
A system for using accelerometer-based detection of physical movement for document sharing provides easy and intuitive ways to securely share documents, even...
US-8,154,977 Reflecting wavelength plate and optical pickup using reflecting wavelength plate
Disclosed is a reflecting wavelength plate that deflects and reflects a light path and adds a phase difference with respect to plural incident light having...
US-8,154,976 Reflecting wavelength plate and optical pickup using reflecting wavelength plate
Disclosed is a reflecting wavelength plate that deflects and reflects a light path and adds a phase difference with respect to plural incident light having...
US-8,154,784 Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus
A disclosed optical scanning device includes a light beam generating unit configured to generate a light beam; a light beam deflecting unit configured to...
US-8,154,774 Optical unit, image reading device, and image forming apparatus
An optical unit including a lens unit including a lens and an optical element configured to receive a light beam focused by the lens, and a support member...
US-8,154,770 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus that includes an image reading part to read an image of an original, an image recording part to record the image read by the image...
US-8,154,769 Systems and methods for generating and processing evolutionary documents
An evolutionary document system comprises: a multi-function printer, a recognition module, an evolutionary document processing module, a list of document...
US-8,154,760 Image forming apparatus, content display method, and computer program product
An operation display unit displays an operation screen for receiving input. A first storage unit stores therein a file that contains a definition of a screen...
US-8,154,759 Image forming apparatus, image forming method and computer readable information recording medium
An image forming apparatus transfers plot data stored in a first storing part of a side of a controller to a side of a writing engine. A second storing part...
US-8,154,758 Apparatus capable of using memory-equipped sheet and sheet selection apparatus
An apparatus capable of using a memory-equipped sheet, in which a memory device is provided to a sheet, comprises a selection part that selects a specific...
US-8,154,744 Information processing device
An information processing device is disclosed that is able to extend functions without performing installation and enables easy function settings. The...
US-8,154,736 Image forming apparatus, tray ID allocating method thereof, computer program product, and recording medium
An image forming apparatus has at least one tray for feeding or discharging a sheet, and includes an input tray ID holding unit which holds an input tray ID...
US-8,154,577 Apparatus and method of controlling light level of a light source, and recording medium storing program of...
An apparatus and a method of controlling a light level of a light beam irradiated by a light source are provided. The light source is caused to irradiate the...
US-8,154,267 Current mode control type switching regulator
A switching regulator for converting input voltage to output voltage includes a switch; an inductor energized by input voltage by the switch; a rectifier for...
US-8,153,342 Developer, and image forming apparatus and image forming method using the developer
A developer including a toner and a carrier, wherein the carrier is a ferrite carrier coated with a silicone resin and the following relationships are...
US-8,152,955 Method for reusing recording medium, reusable recording medium, method for producing reusable recording medium...
A method for reusing a recording medium forms an image on the recording medium by use of an image forming material, and removes the image forming material from...
US-8,152,388 Power transmission mechanism having cam-incorporated gear, and power transmission mechanism of imaging apparatus
A power transmission mechanism includes a cam-incorporated gear which rotates in one rotational direction by a driving force transmitted from a drive source via...
US-8,152,363 Temperature detection circuit
A temperature detection circuit includes a first voltage source circuit to generate a first voltage having a temperature dependence by utilizing a work function...
US-8,152,294 Compact front-operable image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus is disclosed that includes a substantially flat top face and a slanted front face, the bottom side of which recedes backward. The...
US-8,152,264 Inkjet printing apparatus
An inkjet printing apparatus that can perform printing with a single printing speed even in a case of being connected with a post-processing apparatus having a...
US-8,152,259 Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus comprises a body, an engine part provided in the body and including a recording head that ejects droplets of a recording liquid, the...
US-8,151,829 Transferring method of powder toner for electrophotograph and transferring apparatus thereof, and filling...
A powder toner transferring method that fluidizes a powder toner with a gas supplied from an air supply, sucks the fluidized powder toner with a suction, and...
US-8,151,363 Approach for securely processing an electronic document
A method and apparatus for processing an electronic document in a secure manner is provided. A client may verify that the configuration state of a standalone...
US-8,151,346 Unauthorized usage prevention system and information processing apparatus
A disclosed unauthorized usage prevention system enables execution of at least one software item including an identification information item uniquely...
US-8,150,302 Image forming apparatus and image forming method that detects an amount of color misalignment using reflected light
A pattern forming unit forms a color-misalignment detection pattern on an image carrier. A light-intensity detecting unit detects the color-misalignment...
US-8,150,295 Charging member, charging device including the charging member, process cartridge including the charging device...
A charging member is provided in which a minute gap between an image support body and the charging member is set widely but even so the charging member does not...
US-8,150,289 Fixing device for an image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an imaging section and a thermal fixing device. The fixing device fuses a toner image formed by the imaging section onto the...
US-8,150,278 Image forming apparatus including a sound sensor to determine cleaning failure
In an image forming apparatus, a cleaning blade cleans residual toner adhered on the surface of an image carrier and a sound sensor collects a sound generated...
US-8,150,274 Apparatus and method for image forming
An image forming apparatus is provided with a process cartridge that is removable from the image forming apparatus. When the process cartridge is installed, the...
US-8,150,251 Photographic apparatus
A photographic apparatus comprises a movable platform, an operation unit, and a controller. The movable platform has an imager that captures an optical image...
US-8,150,184 Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding image, computer-readable program therefore, and information...
An image encoding apparatus reduces the discontinuation or elimination of thin lines during a transform process including rounding of coefficient data generated...
US-8,150,179 Image processing apparatus
An image processing apparatus includes an encoder, a decoder, and a display unit. The encoder performs scalable encoding to encode input image data to obtain...
US-8,150,152 Device and method for encoding image data
A reading unit reads image data. A re-reading unit that re-reads the image data read by the reading unit by performing, in a pixel matrix consisting of a...
US-8,149,520 Rotary actuator for auto-focusing a camera lens
A rotary actuator includes a multi-polar magnet, in which north and south poles are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction, the multi-polar magnet...
US-8,149,517 Zoom lens unit, imaging device and portable information terminal device
A zoom lens unit, including in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a...
US-8,149,475 Apparatus, method, and computer program product for processing image
An image processing apparatus includes an address specifying unit, a reading unit, a writing unit, and a shifting unit. The address specifying unit specifies an...
US-8,149,460 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable encoding medium encoded with a...
An image processing apparatus, including a color conversion part configured to conduct a color conversion of image data. The color conversion part extends an...
US-8,149,451 Information processing device, information embedding method, and program
In an information processing device which embeds a number of partial information items produced from predetermined information in an image, an image dividing...
US-8,149,424 Image processing device and information processing device
A disclosed image processing device includes: a media connecting portion including a first surface and a second surface forming a space for housing a protrusion...
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