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US-8,131,874 Meta data customizing method
A user apparatus makes a meta data obtaining request to a delivering apparatus, the request including designation of an element to customize, which element...
US-8,131,699 Menu distribution system, menu server, read/write device, method, and computer readable recording medium
Disclosed is a menu distribution system that provides a menu, which is viewable in a conventional manner and is customized for each customer. A customer allows...
US-8,131,199 Cleaning device for image forming apparatus, and process cartridge having cleaning device
A cleaning device for cleaning a surface moving member such as an image carrier of an image forming apparatus, and a process cartridge having the cleaning...
US-8,131,198 Image forming apparatus, fixing unit, and image forming method with improved heating mechanism
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming mechanism to form a toner image on a recording medium according to image data and a fixing mechanism to fix...
US-8,131,197 Fixing device and electro photographic apparatus using the same
According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a fixing device including: a heating roller that generates a heat and is formed to have a...
US-8,131,190 Magnetic roller, development device, and image forming method
A development device configured to develop a latent image with developer including toner and carrier includes a development roller configured to carry the...
US-8,131,187 Development device, image forming apparatus including the same, and method of removing developer therefrom
A development device includes a developer carrier facing an image carrier, a first developer transport path and a second developer transport path disposed...
US-8,131,176 Automatic initiation of print job preprocessing before release of print job
Print job management information, including management actions performed by a press operator, is collected from a print job manager. An evaluator evaluates the...
US-8,131,173 Driving apparatus and image forming apparatus
A driving apparatus includes a driving unit, a driven unit driven by the driving unit, a driving control unit configured to control the driving unit by...
US-8,131,163 Image forming apparatus for performing an MICR printing operation
An image forming apparatus including an image forming unit configured to form an image onto an image forming medium based on received print data by using a...
US-8,131,140 Linear actuator and camera shake correction mechanism
A linear actuator includes a multipolar magnet configured such that an S pole and an N pole are linearly aligned in an alternating manner. The linear actuator...
US-8,131,081 Image processing apparatus, and computer program product
An image processing apparatus includes a command-data storage unit, a handwritten-data recognizing unit, and a matching unit. The command-data storage unit...
US-8,130,951 Intelligent electronic document content processing
A network device includes a content processing module that is configured to perform intelligent document content processing, such as confidential information...
US-8,130,944 Digital encrypted time capsule
A method and apparatus for enabling and/or providing delayed decryption is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving encrypted information...
US-8,130,701 System, computer program product and method for accessing a local network of electronic devices
A method of managing electronic devices includes providing a main server including software for managing network resources from a single point of ...
US-8,130,435 Optical scanner and color image forming apparatus
An optical scanner is disclosed that has an optical source unit that emits a laser beam; a vibration mirror by which the laser beam from the optical source unit...
US-8,130,404 Image processing system and image processing apparatus
An image processing system is disclosed that is configured to input color image data, generate color image data identification information identifying the color...
US-8,130,396 Image formation management system, image formation management method, and storage medium
A disclosed image formation management system includes image forming apparatuses and a local management apparatus connected via a network to the image forming...
US-8,130,395 Network communication apparatus
A disclosed network communication apparatus for performing communication via an IP network includes: a packet generation unit generating packets for call...
US-8,130,251 Method and apparatus for forming image
An image forming apparatus includes a light source that emits a laser beam, a separating unit that separates the laser beam emitted from the light source into a...
US-8,130,250 Optical scanner and imaging apparatus using the same
An optical scanner includes a light source modulated based on image data, an optical deflection and scanning part deflecting a light beam emitted from the light...
US-8,130,192 Method for reducing image artifacts on electronic paper displays
A method and apparatus for reducing image artifacts on displays (e.g., electronic paper, etc.) are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises generating...
US-8,129,977 Reference voltage generating circuit and DC-DC converter including the same
A reference voltage generator includes a reference voltage generating circuit that outputs a second reference voltage; and a DA converter that DA-converts a...
US-8,129,970 Switching regulator with reverse current detection
A switching regulator that includes an inductor, a first step-down switch to store charge in the inductor, a second step-down switch to discharge the charge, a...
US-8,129,966 Voltage regulator circuit and control method therefor
A voltage regulator circuit and control method therefor. The circuit includes input and output terminals, an output transistor to pass a current from the input...
US-8,129,082 Electrophotographic photoreceptor, image forming method using electrophotographic photoreceptor, image forming...
A photoreceptor includes a conductive support body, an intermediate layer, and a photosensitive layer. The intermediate layer is made of gallium nitride (GaN)...
US-8,128,238 Projection optical system and image displaying apparatus
Disclosed is a projection optical system including a projection surface configured such that an image conjugate to an object is projected, plural optical...
US-8,128,198 Image forming apparatus including carriage with recording head
An image forming apparatus includes a first carriage, a second carriage, an endless belt member, and a driving source. The first carriage further includes a...
US-8,127,709 Image forming apparatus and foam application device
A disclosed image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording medium; and a foam application unit configured to...
US-RE43,227 Method and system of remote monitoring of image forming apparatus
A method and system for monitoring and controlling machines, such as printers, copiers, facsimile machine and other image forming machines. A server is used for...
US-8,127,340 Communication apparatus
An authentication unit performs an authentication processing to obtain a permission for a physical interface including a driver to establish a connection to a...
US-8,127,306 Integrating eventing in a web service application of a multi-functional peripheral
Techniques are provided for efficiently processing SOAP requests at a Web service application (WSA) of a multi-functional device (MFP). In one technique, a WSA...
US-8,127,279 Systems and methods for graphical indexer operation on documents with SOSI characters
Systems and methods associated with indexing of information in documents where the documents include line data with shift out/shift in ("SOSI") code point...
US-8,127,162 Apparatus, method, and computer program product for processing information which includes a power-saving mode...
A receiving unit receives data from an external network device through a network. A determining unit determines whether a data processing is needed for the data...
US-8,127,090 Information processing method, and information processing system
A user-information managing unit controls reading of information stored in a user-information DB and a rule DB and writing of information to these databases. A...
US-8,126,860 Method and apparatus for processing data
A function control unit controls a function of processing data. An output unit outputs status information indicating a status of data processing by the...
US-8,126,387 Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus
A fluctuation detecting unit detects a fluctuation of an endless belt generated when a sheet is brought into contact with a predetermined position of the...
US-8,126,375 Toner container and image forming apparatus
A toner container includes a longitudinal container body and a held portion. The longitudinal container body has a first end and a second end distal to the...
US-8,126,373 Toner supply device and image forming apparatus that prevents toner from being scattered from the device
A toner supply device includes a toner container, a transport-path forming member, an opening, a shutter member, and a first seal member. The opening is...
US-8,126,360 Temperature control unit for electrophotographic photoconductor substrate
There is provided a temperature control unit for an electrophotographic photoconductor substrate, containing a stretchable membrane member which is detachably...
US-8,126,354 Charging device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus
A charging device includes a charging roller and a cleaning roller configured to make contact with the charging roller. The cleaning roller is rotated following...
US-8,126,346 Apparatus and method for fixing an image
An apparatus and method for image fixing are disclosed. A fixing device includes a fixing member, a pressure member, a heater, and a pressure controller. The...
US-8,126,341 Image forming apparatus with a counting unit
An image forming apparatus includes a counting unit that, when a driving unit for rotating an image carrier is operating, adds a predetermined first count value...
US-8,126,339 Image forming apparatus, intermediate transfer belt drive control method, computer program, and recording medium
An image forming apparatus includes a primary transfer unit, a secondary transfer unit, a belt drive unit, and a swingable assembly. The primary transfer unit...
US-8,126,193 Image forming apparatus and method of image forming
An apparatus for and a method of image forming which embeds digital watermark information into an image data of a document and outputs the image data that...
US-8,125,714 Anti-reflection coating, optical member, exchange lens unit and imaging device
An anti-reflection coating comprising first to seventh layers formed on a substrate in this order, the first layer being an alumina-based layer, the seventh...
US-8,125,693 Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image forming method, image processing program, and...
Disclosed is an image processing apparatus that receives image data scanned by first and second image scanning units and performs various image processing. The...
US-8,125,683 Image preview processing apparatus, image preview processing method, and image preview computer product
An image processing apparatus includes a preview generating unit configured to generate, based on image data, a preview image that is expected to be output; an...
US-8,125,677 Methods and systems for improved printing system sheetside dispatch in a clustered printer controller
Methods, systems, and apparatus for improved dispatching of sheetsides in a high-speed (e.g., continuous form) printing environment using multiple, clustered...
US-8,125,655 Reading device, image forming apparatus, electronic paper, and computer program product
A copier includes an ADF that transports electronic paper and a paper medium to a read position. The ADF includes a medium type detector, a controller, a...
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