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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...
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...
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