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US-8,164,780 Appropriate printer selection simulation system, ink consumption amount simulation device, and cost server
An appropriate printer selection simulation system for selecting an appropriate printer providing more expressive output with lower running cost is disclosed....
US-8,164,767 Print driver with processed print data management capability
A print driver is configured to store, retrieve and re-print processed print data that has been generated by the print driver. Processed print data may be...
US-8,164,612 Light source unit, phase type optical element, and laser beam scanning device
A light source unit is disclosed. The light source unit includes a phase type optical element which modulates a phase distribution of laser beams emitted from a...
US-8,164,611 Multibeam image forming
A first beam splitter splits each laser beam into a first beam and a second beam. A deflecting unit deflects a direction of the second beam. A second beam...
US-8,164,610 Apparatus for writing an image on the target object to be managed
A surface-condition-information obtaining unit obtains information on a surface condition of a rewritable display medium on which information is reversely...
US-8,164,180 Functional element package and fabrication method therefor
A functional element package includes a silicon substrate with a functional element having one of a mobile portion and a sensor thereon; a seal member being...
US-8,163,455 Toner for image formation, method for producing toner, container containing toner, two-component developer,...
Provided is a toner for image formation, granulated by dispersing, emulsifying, or both dispersing and emulsifying an oil phase containing toner constituting...
US-8,163,450 Toner, and image forming apparatus and image forming method using the toner
A toner including toner particles; and external additives including a fatty acid metal salt having an average primary particle diameter of from 0.5 to 1.5...
US-8,163,366 Write-once-read-many optical recording medium
The present invention provides a write-once-read-many optical recording medium comprising a substrate, a recording layer comprising any one of bismuth and an...
US-8,162,485 Intermediate image formation optical system, image formation device, and methods thereof
An image projection device performing pixel shift in synchronization with sequential updating of image data is disclosed that is able to start and stop pixel...
US-8,162,306 Sheet aligning apparatus, sheet processing apparatus, and image forming apparatus
A sheet aligning apparatus includes an alignment surface formed in a planar shape and that presses an end of a sheet to move and align the sheet; and a holding...
US-8,162,305 Sheet processing system, sheet-supply control method, and computer program product
A sheet processing system includes a sheet processing device that includes a post-processing unit that performs a predetermined post-processing on a sheet...
US-8,161,409 Re-writable cover sheets for collection management
A method and apparatus is disclosed herein for using rewritable sheets. In one embodiment, the method comprises representing a first collection of media objects...
US-8,161,153 Method and system for remote diagnostic, control and information collection based on various communication...
A method, system, and program product for communicating with machines and end users connected to a network. Information sent to or from the machines is...
US-8,160,484 Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
In a fixing device, a fixed member is fixedly provided inside a loop formed by a belt, and is pressed against a pressing rotary member via the belt to form a...
US-8,160,482 Belt device and image forming apparatus
A belt member is supported by a plurality of roller members including a first roller member and moves in a predetermined direction of movement. A coupling...
US-8,160,476 Latent image carrier having pairs of first and second positioning protrusions and image forming apparatus
There is disclosed an image forming apparatus including: a latent image carrier; a latent image writing unit; a development unit; a latent image carrier unit...
US-8,160,468 Image forming apparatus, memory management method, memory management program product
An image forming apparatus includes a storage area used as a work area of programs for implementing functions, the programs including a basic function program...
US-8,160,462 Image forming apparatus having a transport status detection unit
A disclosed image forming apparatus includes a transport unit configured to transport a recording medium along a transport path, a transport status detection...
US-8,160,461 Toner container and image forming apparatus
A toner container detachably attached to a toner-container holder of a main body of an image forming apparatus includes a container body that includes an...
US-8,160,459 Image forming apparatus, tray ID management method, and computer-readable recording medium
An image forming apparatus includes an accumulating unit to accumulate a correspondence of tray classification information that represents a classification of...
US-8,160,378 Apparatus, method and system for image processing
An apparatus, method, and system for image processing are provided, each capable of consecutively capturing a plurality of images of an object, and selecting a...
US-8,159,800 Semiconductor device
In a semiconductor device, low-level signals are output from a terminal voltage detecting circuit when the connection between an external terminal and a...
US-8,159,727 Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus
An image reading apparatus is disclosed that includes a contact glass on which a document is placed; an imaging device configured to image a document image...
US-8,159,726 Image reader, image processor, and computer program product
An image processor includes a reading unit that moves a scanning optical system toward a reference white sheet to read the reference white sheet from a...
US-8,159,722 Image forming apparatus and image forming method
An image forming apparatus capable of accurately compensating an increase or decrease of a toner area coverage resulting from shifting that is performed to...
US-8,159,708 Apparatus for accelerated processing of print data by maximizing word-boundary accesses of image data
A graphic-drawing processing unit performs a rendering process of print data with respect to a band memory or a page memory. When there is a rendering engine...
US-8,159,706 Information processing system, information processing apparatus, and information communication method
When an information processing apparatus is present in a communication area of a first communicating unit, the first communicating unit transmits communication...
US-8,159,692 Automatic and transparent document archiving
An automatic archiving system makes document archiving largely transparent to the user. In one embodiment, documents scanned in or printed during the course of...
US-8,159,684 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product each to process a plurality...
An image processing apparatus can process a plurality of printer languages having respectively different ROP calculation rules, and inputs a drawing command...
US-8,159,673 Light amount detector, misalignment amount detector, and image density detector
A light amount detector includes a light emitter, a light receiver, and a light amount detection unit. The light emitter emits light on a detection pattern...
US-8,159,601 Sequential shooting controller
A sequential shooting controller includes both high and low load drive modes, and first and second power-voltage detectors. The high/low load drive modes drive...
US-8,159,506 User interface device and image displaying method
An operation displaying unit displays thereon a preview image of input information. A receiving unit receives a request for rotating displayed preview image. A...
US-8,158,323 Method of manufacturing toner and toner produced by the method
A method of manufacturing toner including the steps of preparing a preliminary mixture by mixing a colorant and a release agent; preparing a raw material...
US-8,158,313 Image forming apparatus for forming a color image, and image forming method for forming a color image
An image forming apparatus configured (a) to charge uniformly an image bearing member once, (b) to form a latent image including n levels of electric potential...
US-8,158,310 Aberration evaluation pattern, aberration evaluation method, aberration correction method, electron beam...
A method of evaluating astigmatism of an irradiation system irradiating an electron beam is disclosed. In this method, a figure pattern consisting of plural...
US-8,158,020 Liquid crystal element, optical path deflecting element, and image displaying apparatus
A liquid crystal element comprising a pair of transparent substrates, a liquid crystal layer which fills in between the pair of substrates and can form a chiral...
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...
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