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Facsimile and static presentation processing January USPTO class patent listing 01/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/25/2007 > 48 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070019214 - Print control apparatus and control method thereof and printer control program and printer: Information indicating whether or not a printhead of a printer has been replaced or detached is obtained. Before the start of printing on the printer, a message is displayed prompting for print position adjustment of the printer if it is determined, based on the obtained information, that the printhead has... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070019219 - Image forming system and image forming method: An image forming system including an image reading apparatus and a printing apparatus connected to the image reading apparatus through a communication line, in which the image reading apparatus includes a font information acquiring unit which acquires font information indicating a type of a font installed on the printing apparatus,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070019220 - Image forming apparatus and program: An image forming apparatus, comprising: an image trailing edge position determination device which determines an image data trailing edge position in a full bleed printing mode, an image data generating device which generates image data in which a position determined by the image trailing edge position determination device is an... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070019221 - Apparatus and method for conversion from portable document format: An image is identified in a PDF file. The PDF file is converted into a postscript data stream. The identified image is located in the postscript data stream. The located image is segregated from the postscript data stream. The segregated located image is stored separately from a remainder of the... Agent: Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070019223 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a first recording/reproducing unit configured to record data on a first recording medium and reproduce the recorded data from the first recording medium, a second recording/reproducing unit configured to record data on a second recording medium and reproduce the recorded data from the second recording... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070019222 - Printer, printer driver, printing system, and print controlling method: A printer driver for holding the setting of various parameters for a printer and effecting conversion of print data from an application, the printer driver includes: a specific character string detecting unit which detects from the print data a specific character string designated by a user; a code converting unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070019224 - Printing system, job processing method, printing apparatus, storage medium, and program: A printing system capable of increasing the working efficiency of an operator engaged in a post-process necessary after printing can be provided. For this purpose, the user interface unit can execute a display which allows the operator to explicitly input, for each job, instruction information in consideration of a post-process... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20070019226 - Image forming apparatus and program, which are easy to use: An MFP, being an image forming apparatus, when confirming that a print job is the last one of a plurality of sequentially requested print jobs issued from a client terminal (Step S23), judges whether a notification management table stores any print job having the same EMAILTO name as an EMAILTO... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070019225 - Job length informer for printer: A method for displaying an amount of time remaining for a print job on a printer includes determining a time remaining for a print job, and displaying the time remaining for the print job on a display of a printer. The printer includes a printing module, a processor and a... Agent: Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070019238 - Apparatus administration system: An image forming apparatus administration system is provided which includes an image forming apparatus, which is located in a first local network and connected to the Internet through a first firewall server, an administration computer, which is located in a second local network and connected to the Internet through a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070019235 - Communication terminal and reception blocking method thereof: A communication terminal and reception blocking method thereof are disclosed, by which a signal of a sender having poor credibility can be blocked in advance, by which a plurality of recipients are able to rate a credibility of a specific sender to block a signal of the specific sender and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070019227 - Data transmitting and receiving system, transmitting apparatus and receiving apparatus: In a system where a transmitting apparatus is connected via a network to a receiving apparatus, the receiving apparatus has a storage device for storing destination information which can be registered to a key in an operating device to be operated for transmission in a transmitting apparatus. When data is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070019232 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and image forming processing method: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a mobile terminal. The image forming apparatus includes: a two-dimensional code output unit for outputting a two-dimensional code into which address information of the image forming apparatus is converted; and a job execution unit for executing a job transmitted from... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070019230 - Image outputting system: There is described an image outputting system including a controlling apparatus and an image outputting apparatus. The image outputting apparatus is provided with an inputting unit to input a change instruction with respect to the print products and a setting-change instructing unit to transmit the change instruction to the controlling... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070019231 - Image processing apparatus: There is described an image processing apparatus, which makes it possible to prevent a leakage of secrecy caused by the output operation of a report with image information, without loosing merits of the report with image information. The image processing apparatus includes: a report generating section to generate a report... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070019229 - Image processing system and image processing device implementing a specific image processing function for each user as well as a computer program product for the same: In an image processing system including a plurality of image processing devices, each image processing device includes an authenticating unit, a function implementing unit and a function specifying unit. The authenticating unit performs user authentication. The function specifying unit specifies a specific image processing function in another image processing device... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070019237 - Interface module, printing device, program, and printer maintenance method: An interface module connected to a host device for generating print data and to a printing device for printing the print data, comprises a reception unit having at least two interfaces for receiving print data from the host devices connected to the interfaces, a parameter data acquisition unit for analyzing... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070019228 - Print job allocation system and method: In a print job distribution method, a distribution is determined that assigns distribution portions of a plurality of print jobs to selected print shops. The determining of the distribution includes: (i) estimating a per job turnaround time metric for each print job respective to those print shops capable of performing... Agent: Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070019234 - Printing system: A printing system is provided capable of executing printing with a suitable printer in accordance with the printing quality assigned by the printing information that becomes the printing objective. The proxy printing judgment unit of the printer judges whether a printer exists that shows a resolution value equal to or... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
20070019233 - System and method of evaluating print shop consolidation options in an enterprise: A print shop consolidation system for consolidating processing of a first group of print jobs and a second group of prints jobs at one of a first print shop and a second print shop is provided. The print shop consolidation system includes a print shop consolidation print shop consolidation management... Agent: Patent Documentation Center
20070019236 - Terminal management system: A terminal management system having a terminal apparatus connected to a local network capable of transmitting and receiving information, a management server capable of transmitting and receiving information relating to the terminal apparatus through the local network, and a client terminal capable of receiving the information relating to the terminal... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070019215 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and data processing method: An image forming system of the present invention includes an image forming apparatus and a mobile terminal. The image forming apparatus includes: a converter for converting into image data setting information related to job execution; and an output unit for outputting the image data obtained by the conversion. The mobile... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070019216 - Adaptive printing: Methods and systems for printing an image on a receiver medium are provided. In accordance with the method, digital image data representing an image to be printed is received and, a print engine is used to print an image on the receiver medium based upon the digital image data and... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff
20070019217 - Color calibration method and structure for vector error diffusion: A color calibration method (and related structure) usable in a color-image vector error diffusion system which includes an image input device operating in one color space, and an n-bit, multi-level image output device operating in an output-device-specific version of another color space. The method includes the steps of performing a... Agent: Robert D. Varitz, P.C.
20070019218 - Color processing method and apparatus: The dark part of the gamut includes switching regions from light color materials to dark color materials, thus preferable results of colors of these regions cannot be obtained by color prediction based on interpolation. Hence, patches of grid points for dividing an input color space are printed on a medium,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070019239 - Method of generating a color halftone screen and a system thereof: A color halftone screen generating method and a system thereof. The color halftone screen generating method includes determining a dot center of each of a plurality of channels arbitrarily, selecting a predetermined number of applicants in a sequence in which cost values are small for each channel by performing a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20070019240 - Method of generating halftone screen and system thereof: A halftone screen generating method includes growing dot centers into uniform binary patterns in an input image, calculating a main distance of each dot center, forming a screen filter by using the main distance, and generating the halftone screen by using the screen filter to form a binary image. The... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20070019241 - Dither matrix generator, print product, method for generating a dither matrix, program product, and image processing device: A dither matrix generator includes: a main-cluster generator that generates at least one main-cluster in a matrix, the matrix including a plurality of cells, the main cluster area including a predetermined number of cells; a sparest searcher that searches a sparest area in the matrix, the sparest area being the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070019242 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus having a read unit which reads an image of a document to output an image signal, an identification unit which performs image area identification of a character area and a background area based on the image signal read by the read unit, a non-character filter unit... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070019243 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Background images are removed and only the desired payment information is extracted from a grayscale image of a check or similar financial instrument. A density distribution improvement process applied to grayscale raw image data 40 acquired by scanning a check corrects the density distribution of the raw image data 40... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept
20070019244 - Document management: A document management method is disclosed. The method includes generating and merging a unique watermark for and with each page of a print job to be produced. For each watermark, data identifying the watermark is associated with data identifying a document page corresponding to the print job page with which... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070019245 - Image formation apparatus, image forming method and storage medium for storing program: An image formation apparatus includes a visible image data generation section that acquires content data of a print object and generates image data of a visible image containing the content, an invisible image data generation section that generates image data of a code image describing predetermined code information, the code... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20070019246 - Image displaying method, image display apparatus and facsimile apparatus: An image is displayed on a rectangular display screen of the display unit by the steps of obtaining minimum or maximum positions of black dot in the width direction and longitudinal direction in an image data stored in an image memory; deciding a position of one corner portion of a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 0166889, 006760
20070019247 - Method and apparatus for playing content on background image of mobile terminal: An apparatus for playing content is provided, including: a message receiving unit receiving a short message; a message interpreting unit extracting position information of multimedia content contained in the short message; a content receiving unit accessing a content server through the position information to download the content; an alpha blender... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070019248 - Method for collecting information of business cards in a mobile communication device: In a method for collecting information of business cards in a mobile communication device including an image capturing unit, a recognition software and a page layout database having a plurality of page layout formats. The image capturing unit captures and converts a traditional business card into an image of a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070019251 - Double-side image scanning method and device: A double-side image scanning method and device is provided, wherein the scanning device includes a scanning module and a processing unit. The double-side image scanning method is used to determine the image range of the first side of the document through processing a first image signal obtained by scanning the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070019249 - Image reading device: An image reading device has a CIS unit. The CIS unit is held by a carriage. A compression coil spring that presses the CIS unit toward a contact glass plate is disposed between the bottom surface of the carriage and the bottom surface of the CIS unit. An extension coil... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20070019252 - Image reading/recording apparatus: An image reading/recording apparatus which can prevent a reading unit from closing abruptly and reduce the force required to open the reading unit is to be provided. The apparatus is equipped with a damper unit which links the apparatus body and the scanner unit and the working direction of whose... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070019250 - Scanner: A scanner. The scanner includes a display, a scan module, and a positioning mechanism. The display is actuated to provide light. The scan module includes an image sensor. The scan module is positioned on the display by the positioning mechanism, and the display is actuated to provide light for scanning... Agent: Quintero Law Office
20070019253 - Scanning device having two sloped surfaces: A scanning device includes a base, a transparent platen above the base, a left sloped plate connecting a left platen edge of the transparent platen to a left base edge of the base, a right sloped plate connecting a right platen edge of the transparent platen to a right base... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070019254 - Closed-loop color calibration with perceptual adjustment: Disclosed are embodiments of a system and method for color calibration. The method includes printing an image using target image data. The printed image is scanned. Scanned image data is generated from the scanned image. A three-dimensional relative colorimetric table is generated from a comparison of the target image data... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070019255 - Image input apparatus and image forming method: A system control unit detects, prior to inputting an image of an original, color information of the original using 3-line image sensors, which are included in 4-line image sensors and have light receiving surfaces provided with color filters, determines whether the original is a monochromatic original or a color original,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070019256 - Image forming apparatus capable of efficiently controlling light radiation to read an image: An image forming apparatus, capable of efficiently controlling light radiation to read an image, includes at least one lighting tube and at least one reflector. Each one of the lighting tubes includes an aperture. Each one of the reflectors is arranged at a position in a vicinity to and corresponding... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070019257 - Background suppression method and apparatus: An original image is received in a red-green-blue color space. Pixels in the original image are converted to a luminance-chrominance color space. Background pixels in the original image are determined by comparing a luminance value of each pixel to a selectable luminance threshold, and comparing chrominance value of each pixel... Agent: Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP
20070019258 - Image forming system: An image forming system includes: an image forming device and a data processing device. The image forming device includes: an image forming unit; a color correction information preparing unit preparing color correction information on the basis of an image forming state of the image forming unit; and a color correction... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 0166889, 006760
20070019259 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming method used in an image forming apparatus to print an image based on printing data. The method includes displaying a first area box that corresponds to a sheet of recording medium, and a second area box that corresponds to a part of the image or a position... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20070019260 - Information recording system and method, information reproducing system and method, information recording and reproducing system, manuscript data processing apparatus, reproduction data processing apparatus, storage medium storing manuscript data processi: An information recording system includes an image generating unit that generates, from input manuscript data, image data of the manuscript; a characteristic data extracting unit that extracts, from the image data, characteristic data indicating a characteristic of the image data generated by the image generating unit; a characteristic data coding... Agent: Gauthier & Connors LLP
20070019261 - Method and system for distributing consumer photograph-based advertisement and/or information: An automatic advertisement system creates and processes a digital image that includes a user's digital photograph and advertisement images from selected advertisers. The new composed images are larger than the standard photographs in size (e.g., 4″×6″, 5″×7″) to allow the user's photograph to be in the standard size and to... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP Intellectual Property Department01/18/2007 > 58 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070013930 - Conversions between spool files and a pdl within a pipeline of modular filters: Conversion of spool files to a PDL within a pipeline of modular filters. A spooler is adapted to receive content to be rendered on a destination device, and one or more filters are adapted to render the content on the destination device. In other embodiments, the filters are arranged in... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070013937 - Image forming device and user terminal device for providing guide information and method of providing guide information thereof: An image forming device and a user terminal device for providing guide information and a method of providing guide information thereof are provided, where metadata of image data to print is analyzed, guide information for a certain printing option based on the analyzed metadata is generated, and the guide information... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070013933 - Information acquisition program and information acquisition apparatus: An information acquisition apparatus for acquiring information, which a connected electronic apparatus has, that includes: a connection port to which the electronic apparatus is connected; a component-to-be-used determining unit that determines a component tool used for acquiring the information based on a type of connection port to which the electronic... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070013936 - Network terminal device: A network terminal device is configured to include a plurality of network applications that generate process instructions to cause devices on a network to execute processes, a storage unit that stores common network configuration information of the plurality of network applications, and a network terminal device where each of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070013935 - Printing information processing device, printing information processing method and printing information processing program: A storage part stores the paper information defining the paper size and a first identifier corresponding to the paper information. An input part inputs a second identifier corresponding to the paper information. An information setting part reads the paper information associated with the first identifier matched with the second identifier... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070013934 - Printing system and printing apparatus: A printing system that includes: a printing condition command receiving unit that receives a primary printing condition command, the primary condition command being included together with printing image data in printing control data; printing condition command converting unit that converts the primary printing condition command to a secondary printing condition... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070013931 - Source document management method, print control apparatus, and print control program: Print sequence of a document in a print source document having a plurality of the documents is set in a job ticket. While, with respect to the each document, print attribute of the document is set separately from the job ticket in a non-link state with the print sequence. Then,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070013932 - User interface apparatus and image reading apparatus: Disclosed is a user interface apparatus to be utilized in an image reading apparatus for forming image data by reading an original image. The user interface apparatus comprises: a setting section for setting a condition of reading the original image; and an instruction section for instructing start of reading the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070013939 - Printer: A printer has an image receiving section, a recording mode selecting section, an image drawing section and an error alerting section. The recording mode selecting section selects either one of a first recording mode and a second recording mode. In the first recording mode only an image based on the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070013938 - Printing apparatus capable of performing confidential printing and printing method for use therein: An printing apparatus capable of maintaining confidentiality of a printed matter more reliably. Where a confidential print command is received, when user identification information for a user who issued the confidential print command is read from a recording medium such as an IC card by a reader, the printing apparatus... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070013943 - Apparatus and method for managing successive jobs in devices in a network: In a management apparatus for managing a flow of linked jobs to be executed by a plurality of devices connected to a network, a storage device stores one or more flows. When a change of function in the devices is detected, one of the one or more flows stored in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070013942 - Data communication system, image processing device, and method for managing data in image processing device: An image forming device is provided with a job execution control portion for executing a job, a personal box for storing a file that is obtained by executing a job or the like, and an image file transmission portion for transmitting the user's file stored in the personal box to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070013948 - Dynamic and distributed queueing and processing system: A data processing network for processing work items according to a business process has one or more processing boundaries having connection to a data transfer network, one or more communication brokers distributed among and executable on the one or more processing boundaries, and a plurality of electronic queues distributed among... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc
20070013945 - Image forming apparatus, image processing method, and program: The above object is achieved by an image forming apparatus connected to a network and used for forming an image on a sheet, comprising: a 1st obtaining unit operable to obtain via the network, with respect to each of one or more image files related to an authenticated user, (i)... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070013947 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus capable of receiving a response with respect to an acquisition request of management information of a printing apparatus even if the printing apparatus is working. The image processing apparatus comprises a network connecting section; an interface section; a data transferring section; a management information acquiring section;... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070013944 - Method for operating a computer system providing user personal managing information data and related computer system: In a method for operating a computer system, in particular in a personal computer system (1), and a related computer system an operating system (320, 421, 422) is provided for running at least one application or service (340, 341, 342, 441, 442). Personal managing information (350, 351, 352) is generated... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070013946 - Multiple protocol address register method, multiple protocol address register system, multiple protocol address register server, and multiple protocol address communication terminal: A multiple protocol address register method between a communication terminal and the register server includes transmitting a first register request for requesting to register a first protocol address from the communication terminal to the register server; storing the first protocol address and the identification to the register server; transmitting a... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070013949 - Network image forming device and user terminal device for displaying device information and method thereof: A network image forming device and a user terminal device are provided for displaying device information, via a network. The network image forming device for displaying device information comprises: a device information extracting unit for extracting at least one device information from printing function information and printing environment information; a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070013940 - System and method for handling press workload: A system and method is provided for ganging print orders to be printed on a press based on a set of print attributes, wherein associated digital files of the print orders are ganged together in one file location to generate a gang ticket in a database for the ganged print... Agent: Min (amy) S, Xu, Esq. Dorsey & Whitney LLP
20070013941 - System, printer, and method for distributing data to a plurality of printers: A system, printer, and method utilize a peer-to-peer packet sharing protocol that enables a large data file to be quickly and efficiently transferred to a large number of printers. A system for distributing data to a plurality of printers comprises a computer connected to a network, a first printer connected... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070013951 - Mixed raster content files: A system and process for generating and using mixed raster content files is described. MRC files may be created directly from an application, rather than being processed from a composite image, to separate a single image into background, foreground, and selection masks for each page. Also, an improved MRC structure... Agent: Banner & Witcoff Ltd., Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797
20070013950 - Print-image forming apparatus, print-image forming method, and program: A print-image forming apparatus which forms a print image for printing on a print sheet a two-dimensional code whose size is defined based on an error correction rate, the apparatus including: a storage device which stores a plurality of levels of error correction rates; a setting device which sets an... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20070013923 - Corresponding lenticular imaging: Disclosed herein is a method of making a corresponding lenticular image comprising: providing an output device in communication with a computer having a memory; receiving into the computer memory an interlaced image file; converting the interlaced image file into an output having an output resolution; varying the resolution of the... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C
20070013924 - Image forming apparatus capable of a color image, and image forming method for forming a color image: An image forming apparatus for forming a color image, including a charging device configured to charge a moving image bearing member; a writing device configured to form a latent image the image bearing member by exposing a plurality of colors according to image information; and a developing device configured to... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070013925 - Image writing device using digital light-emitting elements: An image-data transfer controller divides one line of image data for each of a plurality of light-emitting-element array units, transfers the divided image data to respective light-emitting-element array units, to drive light-emitting elements in the light-emitting-element array units for an exposure in a main-scanning direction. The image-data transfer controller performs... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070013926 - Color conversion device and color conversion program: A color conversion device includes: a color conversion table that stores the color-component values; an area selecting unit that selects a cube; an area coordinate determination unit that determines positions of an input values in the cube; a weighting factor obtaining unit that obtains a weighting factor on one lattice... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070013927 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: An image processing apparatus that stores input image data is disclosed. The image processing apparatus includes a color space evaluating unit which evaluates a color space of the input image data by comparing the color space of the input image data with a reference color space, a frequency distribution calculating... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070013928 - Method and apparatus for printing converted image using predefined data and color characteristics: A method and apparatus that outputs an optimally-converted image using predefined data and color characteristics. The method includes: receiving the color characteristics; converting the received color characteristics into a range of lightness; converting the range of lightness and the received color characteristics into a gamut of lightness and chroma to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070013929 - Method of converting image signal, method of determining original color of color image, and apparatus for converting image signal: A new calibration scale is proposed for as a substitute for density values of a densitometer or equivalent neutral densities. A color reproduction range of a color reversal film is set on an xy chromaticity diagram. On the xy chromaticity diagram, there are established three straight lines passing through a... Agent: Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas, PLLC
20070013952 - Reverse diffusion digital halftone quantization: An improved digital halftoning method that uses an input image's global gray levels to determine the local gray levels of a monochrome output image. Input multi-bit pixels grouped into two-pixel-by-two-pixel local subcells are variously aggregated into one or more larger supercells. The size of said supercell(s) is related to and... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20070013953 - Method and device for compressing image data: A method for compressing image data includes a first step for dividing image data into predetermined areas and determining a representative value about density of pixels in each area, a second step for determining density of pixels included in each area by using the representative value of the area and... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20070013954 - Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, image inspecting apparatus and image forming system: A level detecting part detects image data levels for the respective output directions of the first half and the second half to be used for the linearity correction, which image data levels correspond to image data around a connection point between the first half and the second half and are... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070013955 - Print controlling program and print system: A computer program product for enabling a computer to have a printing control function for transparent-printing second print data in superposition on first print data, comprises: software instructions for enabling the computer to perform predetermined operations; and a computer readable medium bearing the software instructions, wherein: the predetermined operations comprises:... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070013956 - Image supply apparatus and recording apparatus, recording system including these appartuses, and communication control method thereof: In a case where a digital camera cannot understand or recognize a request received from a printer, the camera ignores the received request and discards the received request, and transmits a command that does not include any user instruction or print operation to the printer in place of the correct... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070013957 - Photographing device and method using status indicator: A photographing device for photographing an object comprises an image input unit, a signal processing unit and a control unit. In the photographing device, image data of an object generated from the image input unit are analyzed in the signal processing unit, and a status indicator that represents the image... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20070013958 - Scan system with multi-light sources and scanning method thereof: A scan system and a scanning method are provided, The scan system is for scanning a transparent document. The scan system includes a backlight module, an optical module and a control unit. The backlight module has several light sources. The transparent document is disposed between the backlight module and the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070013959 - Printing system, printing apparatus, printing data generating apparatus and program, cutting indicating data generating apparatus and program, printing program, and printing method: A system includes: a unit printing on a medium; a unit cutting the medium; a unit comparing data of two adjacent images on the medium; a unit selecting, based on the comparison, a first process adjacently printing the two images or a second process printing the two images with a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070013960 - Facsimile telecommunications system and method: A system and method for facilitating facsimile transmissions has one or more store and forward facilities. The store and forward facilities include a computer for controlling operations and mass data storage equipment. Subscriber mailboxes are provided as part of the mass storage, which can be accessed by a subscriber to... Agent: Weatherly Kerven & Seigel LLC
20070013962 - Image data search system, image data search apparatus, and image data search method, computer program for implementing the method, and storage medium storing the computer program: An image data search system capable of easily and surely detecting when, where, and how image data has been processed in an image forming apparatus capable of setting various output forms. A storage server stores image data involved in each job executed by a copying machine. A history management server... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070013963 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus having a data converting unit which converts inputted image information into image data which can be outputted by an external output apparatus and an output control unit which outputs the converted image data to the output apparatus, includes: a storing unit which sequentially stores the image... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070013961 - Original document verification system and method in an electronic document transaction: A method and system for recording electronic documents through a data communication network while assuring that no duplicate “original” documents are in existence. The method and system includes creating an original electronic document that is to be recorded, such as a deed in a real estate transaction. The electronic document... Agent: Alan M. Weisberg Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20070013964 - Image forming device: An image forming device for forming an image on a printing medium by forming a latent image on a photosensitive body based on printing data, developing the latent image with coloring material, and transferring the developed image onto the printing medium, wherein when density calibration of an image formed on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070013965 - Projection display apparatus having image modulation timing changing function: A projection display apparatus has a light source for emitting a white spotlight, a color wheel on which a plurality of transmission areas having different light transmission characteristics are arranged in the circumferential direction, a modulation unit which modulates the spotlight based on image data in a mixed-color period in... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070013966 - Device and method for detecting position of carrier in scanner: A device and method for detecting a position of a carrier in a scanner includes a scanner having a carrier on which a sensor that senses an image is installed, a motor that moves the carrier, and a motor driving unit that drives the motor, and having a device which... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070013968 - System and methods for data indexing and processing: Systems and methods are disclosed that allow for indexing, processing, or both of information from physical media or electronic media, which may be received from a plurality of sources. In embodiments, a document file may be matched using pattern matching methods and may include comparisons with a comparison reference database... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP
20070013967 - Systems and methods for data indexing and processing: Systems and methods are disclosed that allow for indexing, processing, or both of information from physical media or electronic media, which may be received from a plurality of sources. In embodiments, a document file may be matched using pattern matching methods and may include comparisons with a comparison reference database... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP
20070013969 - Document processing method and system: The present invention provides a document processing method and system which implement display that improves efficiency and usability of edit operations when inserting, moving, or copying & pasting data, by taking full advantage of the feature of retaining data and set values hierarchically in the system. In document processing for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070013972 - Continuous scanning method with a multi-page preview function: A continuous scanning method with a multi-page preview function includes the steps of scanning a first former document having a first format to obtain a first image signal; scanning a second former document having a second format different from the first format to obtain a second image signal; displaying a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070013971 - Imaging system utilizing illumination and optical modules contained within rotating optical platens: An imaging system includes an illumination system and an optical module which are used together to scan media. The illumination system is composed of a tubular diffusion platen, a light source, and a reflector. The optical module comprises a rotating optical platen that rotates around an imaging assembly composed of... Agent: Hdsl
20070013970 - Print system and control method therefor: A print system includes an image reading apparatus that describes original document image data read from an original document in a page description language, and transmits the data described in the page description language as a copy job; and a printing apparatus that receives the copy job transmitted from the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070013973 - Scanner and scanner control method: A scanner provided with an image sensor that integrates reflected light that occurs due to reflections from a scan position, and then converts into specific image data the reflected light that has been integrated, and outputs this image data, wherein a plurality of segments, in the scan direction are provided... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070013974 - Image processing apparatus and its program and control method: An image processing apparatus has a multi-cropping function that automatically crops the scanned images of a plurality of original sheets placed on a platen of an image reading apparatus all at one pass. The desired number of cropped images is input by the user, and the number of cropped images... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070013975 - Method for automatically determining document position in a scanner window: A method for determining the position of a document placed in the scanning widow of a flatbed scanner is disclosed. The method can correctly determine the precise position of a document from a pre-scanned image, including portions of a pressing cover (background color), illuminator (different color from the background) and... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group
20070013976 - Apparatus for detecting front edge of a document and determining the home position of an image scanning module: An apparatus for detecting front edge of a document and determining home position of an image scanning module has a detecting light source near an outlet end of a document feeding track and aligned with an image reader of the image scanning module. The detecting light source emits a detecting... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070013977 - Dust and/or dirt detection in image reading apparatus having read-while-feed function: In image reading apparatus capable of performing a read-while-feed operation in which an original is read while being fed by an image sensor placed at a fixed position, presence/absence of dust and/or dirt on a platen is detected, and, in a case where dust and/or dirt are detected at all... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070013978 - Color information measuring device, print object information measuring device, printing device and electrronic equipment: In the color information measuring device, the print object information measuring device, the printing device and the electronic equipment, three light fluxes of mutually different wavelengths applied to a measurement object from a red LED, a green LED and a blue LED of a light-emitting part have a common illumination... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070013979 - Display apparatus containing controller driver with correcting circuit and method of driving display panel: A display apparatus includes a display panel; a correcting circuit configured to carry out gamma correction on input gradation data in response to correction data which specifies a shape of a gamma curve to generate output gradation data; and a driving circuit configured to drive the display panel in response... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20070013980 - Fast, auto-cropping, bi-directional multi-resolution scanner apparatus, system and software therefor: Bi-directional multi-resolution scanner having software/firmware for 1- to 2-pass high resolution scanning, enabling the scanner to capture and render image data both the standard direction, top to bottom pass, as well as the return direction, that is, bi-directional scanning, in contrast to prior art scanners which return to the start... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP01/11/2007 > 58 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070008564 - Image element alignment for printed matter and associated methods: A system and method are provided for dynamically, automatically aligning an element within textual matter, wherein the element has a vertical extent differing from a vertical extent of surrounding text. The method comprises the step of, based upon a difference between a font size of the text font size and... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph.d Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
20070008565 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus has a memory 5 that stores image data for overprinting making it difficult to notice characters printed by overprinting, an image rendering unit 7 that renders image data on the basis of a rendering command of the memory and expands the image data for overprinting, and a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070008566 - 3-d view and edit method and apparatus for document make-ready preparation for book production: A prepress application may reduce the amount of time required to view and correct the alignment of page content within a digital image of an electronic document, such as a book, by allowing the operator to visualize a book in three dimensions (3-D), thereby enabling more pages to be viewed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20070008567 - Driver of server managing image forming device drivers, and data printing method using the same: A driver of a server managing a plurality of image forming device drivers and a data printing method using the same are provided. The virtual driver includes an object information storage part for storing image forming device information to provide object information and objects of the image forming devices; an... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070008568 - Digital literary work protection system and digital literary work protection method: In a digital content protection system for legally transmitting encrypted digital content from a transmitting device (20) to a receiving device (30), unique device identifiers for devices are registered to a specific server (40) in advance. The server (40) also stores in advance information relating to an authentication method usable... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070008569 - Image processing apparatus: A digital multi-function peripheral appends, according to the predetermined specific image information appending conditions, the image data which meets the appending conditions with the specific image information in a form which is set in accordance with the appending conditions when image data which is read at an image reading portion... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070008570 - Image processing apparatus, program, and recording medium: An image processing apparatus is provided which is capable of adding an additional image having a high effect of discouragement to an input image when the input image is subjected to image processing, and requires less costs and less time in parts procurement for repair work. The image processing apparatus... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070008578 - Communication terminal: A communication terminal including a terminal interface for communicating with a first facsimile terminal dedicated to using analog facsimile communications, an analog communication part for controlling the analog facsimile communications of the terminal interface, a storage part for storing image data received from the first facsimile terminal, and a network... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070008582 - Driving method of a driverless perpheral device with a cross platform: A driving method of a driverless peripheral device with a cross platform overcomes the inconveniences faced by users of prior art in having to install a driver and/or an application program when a peripheral device is connected with their computer. The present invention utilizes an interface of the homepage stored... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070008573 - Image forming apparatus and function adding method of image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is an image forming apparatus to which a function can be added by downloading and installing software for adding the function. The image forming apparatus includes: an information acquiring unit which acquires function information regarding the function which can be added to the image forming apparatus;... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070008572 - Image forming apparatus and image management method: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus, an image management method and an image management program in which a security of image data to which anti-counterfeit information and the like is added can be ensured. The image forming apparatus connected to the network has an image data forming unit... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070008583 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, information processing program and storage medium: An image forming apparatus has a plurality of application execution environments, and includes a control part in each of the application execution environments, configured to control an application executed in a corresponding application execution environment. The control part in an application execution environment controls an application executed in an other... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070008576 - Image reading apparatus, image formation apparatus, image processing system, memory area sharing method for image reading apparatus, and memory area sharing method for image processing system: An image processing system in which an image reading apparatus and an image formation apparatus are connected to each other through a communication interface, in which the image reading apparatus includes: a reading section that reads an original and generates image data, a memory that stores the image data, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070008579 - Job status monitoring system, job status monitoring method, program, and storage medium: A job status monitoring system includes a job output unit configured to output a job to a job managing unit of an operating system. The job is issued in response to a job issue request. A status of the job output to a printer is monitored by a monitoring unit.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070008584 - Method and apparatus for displaying workflow: A display method for displaying a workflow system composed of a plurality of discrete Boxes each associated with a document process and linked in a predetermined order. The workflow is defined for causing the processes to be sequentially executed. The workflow is displayed using icons representing the Boxes. If execution... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070008574 - Method and system for transferring digitized representations of documents via computer network transfer protocols: A method for a computer system includes receiving a first transmission from a user, wherein the first transmission includes a digitized representation of a first document transmitted using a first transmission format, processing the digitized representation of the first document with an optical character recognition process to determine a first... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070008581 - Method of notifying print job information and printer and printing system using the same: A method of notifying a print job to safely and conveniently share the print job, a printer and a printing system using the same are provided. The print job information notifying system includes a printer driver transmitting a print job and a designated use information, a print job information storage... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070008580 - Printer, printing system and printing method: A printer prints a print job having a plurality of blocks each of which has a block size section and corresponding data that should be printed. A receiving section receives the print job from an external apparatus. A comparing section compares a content of the block size section with a... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
20070008577 - Printing system and printer driver, which are easy to use: A printing system has an image forming apparatus and a client terminal, the image forming apparatus executing a print job for image forming that the client terminal has transmitted in accordance with a user's request and transmitting completion information regarding job completion of the print job to the client terminal... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070008571 - System and method for multi-print mechanism printing: A system and method utilizing a printer having a multi-print mechanism controller operable to receive a plurality of requests for printing a plurality of documents. The controller, typically a single ASIC, is operable to distribute a print job associated with each received request for printing to one of a plurality... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell
20070008575 - Transport stream structure including image data and apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving image data: An image transmitting apparatus and method and an image receiving apparatus and method, the image receiving apparatus including a decoder receiving and decoding an image signal including image data and an image characteristic parameter which contains information indicating whether the image data represents a two-dimensional (2D) image or a three-dimensional... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070008553 - Method and apparatus for controlling output timing of video data: A method and apparatus for controlling output timing of video data for image formation are provided. The method for controlling the output timing of the video data includes counting a generation time of a horizontal synchronization signal HSYNC; comparing the counted time to an average time of previously counted times;... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070008554 - Information processing apparatus and printer driver: An apparatus includes a buffer to store n lines of data divided into areas of column units. The apparatus obtains information of a column position corresponding to an end of an image to be printed with respect to a scanning direction of a print head. The apparatus reads data from... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070008555 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus having a buffer to store recording data associated with a recording area in a scanning direction of a recording head divided into a plurality of areas. The buffer stores the recording data in units of the divided areas. The recording apparatus includes a signal generation unit configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070008561 - Data processing method, printing apparatus, host apparatus, and printing system: This invention provides a data processing method, printing apparatus, host apparatus, and printing system capable of reducing the data transfer rate from the host apparatus to the printing apparatus, suppressing density unevenness, and reducing the cost of the apparatus.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070008563 - Image processing apparatus and method: The present invention relates to image processing according to an error diffusion method, more particularly to an apparatus and a method which executes conversion processing of image data. The conversion processing is arranged as follows: A unit processing for one pixel of the original image is executed. In correspondence with... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070008562 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: An image processing apparatus capable of displaying image data on a display device that has resolution lower than that of the image data, includes a processor that categorizes image data of one screen into a plurality of groups by setting two or more pixels of the image data being mutually... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070008556 - Image processing device and image processing method: A purpose of the present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus and an image processing method capable of independently converting the frequency characteristics of particular hue components in a color image. In an image processing apparatus for converting the frequency characteristics of first color data representing a color... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070008558 - Method for prepress-time color match verification and correction: A method of identifying color mismatches for objects having different rendering intents within a print job prior to printing, includes identifying all objects within the print job, each object's type, rendering intent and all source colors associated with it; for each object in the print job, transforming each object's source... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation
20070008559 - Method for prepress-time color match verification and correction: A computer-implemented method of matching color elements for objects having different source color definitions within a print job prior to printing, includes identifying all source colors to be printed within the print job and object type associated with each instance of a source color; identifying any source colors having at... Agent: Patent Documentation Center
20070008560 - Method for prepress-time color match verification and correction: A method of matching color elements for objects within a print job prior to printing, includes for each page in the print job, identifying all objects and their associated object properties within the page; for each object, identifying, according to predetermined object property criteria, if the object is a candidate... Agent: Patent Documentation Center
20070008557 - Method for remote proofing of dfe color architecture: A method for remote proofing a digital press by performing the color rendering of a specific DFE and printer, including taking into account job and printer settings, while maintaining vector objects is described. In one exemplary embodiment, the method color renders a file to a PDF/X-1 format to enable a... Agent: Patent Documentation Center
20070008585 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program are provided, to obtain an output image in which the occurrence of unpleasant noise is suppressed. An image processing device, which divides an input image into pixel groups having a plurality of pixels and performs quantization processing in units... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20070008586 - Image forming apparatus and method: A printed material is read to provide an image data thereof. The printed material includes an image of an original, and an additional image not recognized or hard to be recognized with naked eyes. The additional image is to be visualized when an image is formed based on the image... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070008587 - Method and system for processing printed products: A system for processing printed products includes a transfer station which is provided with an infeeding location for infeeding printed products to the transfer station from a delivery station. The transfer station further comprises a number of connecting locations and a removal location. To each of the connecting locations is... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP
20070008588 - Sheet material feeding device: A sheet material feeding device comprises a sheet material housing part housing a sheet bundle having a plurality of sheet being stacked; a conveying-out unit press-contacting onto the front edge side of the upper surface of the sheet bundle to exert a push-out force, feeding a sheet by the push-out... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20070008589 - Booklet making method, booklet making system, and program: This invention provides a booklet making method including a cutting size setting step of setting a cutting size on the basis of a difference amount between a layout position of an image when a layout interval between images printed on a printing medium is minimum and a layout position of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070008590 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus and electronic mail transferring method thereof: An image forming system, an image forming apparatus and an electronic mail transferring method thereof. The electronic mail transferring method of the image forming apparatus completing an electronic mail including a predetermined image data, transmitting the completed electronic mail to a recipient's electronic mail address, and transmitting to the recipient's... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20070008591 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus: The image reading device of the present invention is an image reading device comprising a reading unit reading an image of an original document, a clear plate disposed between the original document and the reading unit, a clear photoemitting layer included in the clear plate and having a plurality of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070008592 - Photoelectric conversion apparatus: The invention relates to a technique removing a dark voltage noise signal occurring at the time of light shielding of a photoelectric conversion device, simplifying the system configuration such that the cost and occupying area is reduced, and suppressing variation among a plurality of buffer amplifiers. In order to obtain... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20070008593 - Communication equipment and image output system: A communication equipment comprises: an image reading unit that reads an image on a sheet; a read-image storage unit that stores the image read by the image reading unit; a first transmission unit that transmits the image stored in the read-image storage unit to an external equipment according to a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 0166889, 006760
20070008594 - Method and system for improving print quality: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for improving print quality. In one embodiment, a method of optimizing printer output quality is provided which includes identifying media in at least one media tray, querying a media database for a record corresponding to the identified media, extracting data from a record of... Agent: Diane F. Covello, Esq. Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP01/04/2007 > 58 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
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