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Facsimile and static presentation processing January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080024806 - In-process font activation: Methods, systems and techniques for in-process font activation are described herein. According to various illustrative aspects, fonts for a job in process may be activated by a plug-in or other adaptive or extensible font module. The font module may be configured to conform to an application programming interface (API) of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20080024809 - Method of sending a photograph electronically from a self-service digital photograph processing station to a remote printing facility: A system and method for a self-service digital photograph processing station user to send data representative of a photographic image to a photograph printing facility located in or near a geographic region remote from the self-service digital photograph processing station, but near an intended recipient of the photographic image. The... Agent: Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP

20080024807 - Printing system, job processing method, and storage medium: A printing system adapted to be able to supply printing media of a job subjected to a printing process by a printing apparatus from the printing apparatus to a cutting apparatus, the cutting apparatus being capable of performing a cutting process for the printing media, includes a controller that permits... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20080024810 - Transparent image processing method and system: A system, method and article are associated with receiving raster operation objects. If a first exclusive OR raster operation object, a copy raster operation object and a second exclusive OR raster operation object are received, shape data associated with either the first or second exclusive OR raster operation object is... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20080024812 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a file stored in a storage medium, an expansion unit that expands the acquired file, an expansion control unit that controls the expansion unit to skip expanding of unexpanded data that is found to be impossible to expand from the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080024819 - Communication control apparatus, data processing apparatus, and control method therefor: Address information is requested of a data processing apparatus upon receiving, from the data processing apparatus, data to be transmitted to a network in order to confirm whether an external apparatus is using a specific address. The address information transmitted from the data processing apparatus in response to the request... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20080024816 - Image forming apparatus having direct printing function and method of direct printing: An image forming apparatus having a direct printing function and a method of direct printing. A communicator receives a signal to request a printing job of an image to be printed from an image providing apparatus. A storage unit stores a plurality of images having print histories of being printed.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080024813 - Image forming apparatus to provide data information and an image forming method thereof: An image forming apparatus to provide data information and an image forming method using the same. The image forming apparatus includes a control unit to confirm whether data exists from a server that corresponds to a uniform resource location (URL) of the data if the URL of the data is... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080024814 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and storage medium: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: a recording section which records job data including image data, and management information indicating a stored state of the job data and possible to be updated; and a control section which refers to the management information recorded in the recording section and executes... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080024817 - Image forming device, printing system, and print-file storage method thereof: An image forming device and a print file storage method thereof, in which a file name of a print file transmitted from a host apparatus can be automatically modified to a file name designated by a user at a time of storing the file. The image forming device includes a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080024820 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus for converting image data to print data. The apparatus includes a reception unit for receiving printing data concerning a prescribed print setting in a prescribed unit. An input unit inputs the print setting applied to the received printing data. A conversion unit converts the print setting... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20080024818 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: The convenience for a user can be improved when a printer apparatus is used through an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes: an associating unit for associating an object with a printer driver corresponding to a printer apparatus and a network port relating to a communication with the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080024815 - Method and system to share an image forming apparatus among a plurality of hosts: A method and a system to share an image forming apparatus among a plurality of hosts. The method includes generating a print enable signal to be transmitted to one of the plurality of hosts corresponding to an order of forming communication channels among one or more hosts to enable wireless... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080024823 - Image processing apparatus and image reading apparatus: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus including: a storage unit including a plurality of memory modules, the storage unit storing image data having been subjected to main scan shifting into the memory modules, wherein the storage unit is configured so that a memory module taking charge of a larger shifting... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080024824 - Data processing method and multifunction printer: Changes in grayscale data of groups of pixels in edge portions of the original image are detected. According to the changes detected, new grayscale data is generated for the edge surrounding portions that adjoin the edge portions from outside. With this processing, a marginless printed matter which maintains continuity can... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080024825 - Output apparatus configured to output data for printing, processing apparatus configured to process printing data, and method: An output apparatus is configured to output data for printing. The output apparatus acquires data based on identification information for identifying data to be acquired and merges the acquired data with each of a plurality of templates corresponding to the identification information. The output apparatus outputs the data merged with... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024799 - Image recording and playing system and image recording and playing method: An image recording and playing system includes: an image pickup unit that takes an image; a processing unit that performs an image processing of the image data obtained by the image pickup unit; a display unit that displays an image based on an image processing result; and a memory that... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024802 - Document processing apparatus and a method for controlling a document processing apparatus: The present invention enables page-level or document-level print setup of an XPS document via a user interface. The print ticket of a page of interest is obtained by merging a job-level print ticket 1804, to which the page of interest belongs, a document-level print ticket 1805, to which the page... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20080024803 - Image display medium, method and system for preparing composite image display data: An image display medium displays an image including a first region having a first composite image. The first composite image includes a first display image and a first latent image. The first display image includes at least one of a first halftone dot image and a first line image having... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024826 - Image processing device and printing apparatus for performing bidirectional printing: The invention provides a printing method of performing printing on a print medium. The method includes: generating dot data representing a status of dot formation on each of print pixels of a print image to be formed on the print medium, by performing a halftone process on image data representing... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20080024827 - Image forming apparatus: When a trailing edge detection sensor is affected by toner, dust, etc. adhered on an optical path thereof or when the sensor fails, malfunction of the apparatus is prevented from happening by measuring the size of a record material only with a unit for detecting a leading edge. The image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080024828 - Print controlling apparatus performing variable printing including watermark image, and method therefor: A print-data generating apparatus utilizes advantages of both a printed matter and electronic data. Information to be contained on a sheet of paper is separated into secret information and public information. The public information is presented such that the content thereof can be made public on a sheet. The secret... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024808 - Image forming apparatus capable of providing side registration: An image forming apparatus includes: a sheet conveyance path in which a sheet is conveyed; at least one sheet feeding mechanism to supply the sheet to the sheet conveyance path; a sheet conveyance mechanism to convey the sheet in a sheet conveyance direction; a detection mechanism to detect a position... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024811 - Sheet processing system: To provide a sheet processing system having a high productivity that can execute plural jobs in parallel, one job of loading a sheet on which an image is formed in the printer to the sheet stacking device and another job served as bookbinding job of bundling and binding a plurality... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080024821 - Inkjet printer having coded tag generator: An inkjet printer is provided which has a coded tag generator configured to generate first coded tags using first identity data of a first interface received from a computer system so that each tag contains first data on an identity of a region and a position of that tag on... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080024822 - Printer with interpreter: A printer for printing on a web of record members such as labels, tags, etc. includes an interpreter and a memory for storing an application program. The interpreter is enabled or disabled by the receipt of a command. When enabled, the interpreter processes an application program to extract data from... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client No. 006780

20080024800 - Method and arrangement for generating a dot matrix imprint: In a method and arrangement for generation of an imprint with a printing device operating according to a dot matrix principle (in particular an inkjet principle), a dot pattern is provided for the imprint, with which the printing device image points corresponding to the provided dot pattern on a substrate.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20080024805 - Conversion of output device color values to minimize image quality artifacts: Undesirable artifacts appearing in color images, such as blooming or smudging around the edges of text, are avoided through selective reduction of the color gamut for objects which form the image. Individual component color values are modified by taking into account combinations of colors and their effect upon the artifacts... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll, PC

20080024804 - Image data output device, printing device, printing system, image data output program and its installation program: An image data output device includes, a setting part that can set adjustment values, an adjusting part that can adjust the image quality of image data based on the adjustment values, a choosing part that can choose the image data, a display part that can display an image to preview... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080024801 - Image forming method and ink-jet printing device: An image forming method is provided for use with an ink-jet printing device which forms a dot on a recording medium by ejecting a drop of recording liquid. In the image forming method, an image in which a ground tint is embedded in one of a foreground part and a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080024829 - Printer and method of controlling the same: Disclosed is a printer for performing a process on the basis of received print data, the process including feeding a print sheet for a page, printing on the fed sheet, and ejecting the printed sheet. The printer includes a controller that allows a sheet for a succeeding page to be... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080024830 - Internet protocol compliant scanner interface system: A BSMC for use with a scanner comprises a processor, a network port coupled to the processor, a scanner interface port coupled to the processor which receives data from the scanner interface port and transmits messages based on the received data to the network port. Scanning system are also disclosed... Agent: Ice Miller LLP

20080024831 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing method includes the steps of: taking 2 to a (k−2)-th power-bit data from each one line of four-line data stored in an input line buffer out of the input image data to acquire four partial image data; rearranging each of the acquired four partial image data in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080024832 - Method for amending scanned images: A method for amending scanned images is applicable to a scanner having a plurality of contact image sensors. The method comprises a step of receiving a digital image data; a step of determining if the digital image data includes an abnormal pixel; a step of retrieving two adjacent pixels of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080024833 - Facsimile machine: A facsimile machine includes an entry unit, a searching unit, a transmitting unit and a control unit. The entry unit accepts a transmission instruction including a destination. The searching unit searches the destination information in a database held by an external database device with the destination as a search key.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080024834 - Information registration apparatus for registering information onto registering destination on network and method thereof: An apparatus makes determination about a read area of scan data and a registering destination on a network. The apparatus then registers information recorded in the read area onto a registering destination on a network.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024835 - System, control method, image processing device, image forming device, and program: A system includes an image processing device configured to output image data to an image forming device and the image forming device is configured to form an image based on the image data output from the image processing device, wherein information including a type of security is communicated between the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024836 - Digital sensor whole image scanning device: A digital scanning device 22 (FIGS. 1-7) whereby a digital camera infrastructure 12 is utilized as the primary element to “scan” objects. The scanned object 21 is placed on a translucent plate 14 and the controls 13 are activated initiating the scan. It is possible to arrange the controls, such... Agent: John Phillip Sundnes

20080024839 - Document reading apparatus and method of calculating position adjustment amount: A document reading apparatus including: a first scanning section that moves in a scanning direction along a document surface, for supporting a first mirror to reflect an image of a document in a direction parallel to the scanning direction; an intermediate scanning section that moves synchronous with the first scanning... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080024837 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a drive source, a speed change mechanism provided in a transmission unit that transmits a driving force from the drive source to a scanning drive unit. The speed change mechanism is configured to change a transmission ratio of the transmission unit by selectively bringing one... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024838 - Image reading apparatus: A rotation of an original cover and a hinge member in a vertical setting state of an image reading apparatus is locked by a simple operation. A locking mechanism which fixes the hinge member to the image reading apparatus is provided. The locking mechanism is fixed in a state in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024841 - Image processing apparatus and method: In a method for reading a document set on a document positioning plate to output image data, an edge area of an image of an entire reading area is extracted to form a first rectangle area including the extracted edge area. If a position of an apex of the first... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024840 - Print and scan sharing paper pick and paper motion control in a multi-function printer: A multi-function printer having a compact size and portable configuration while providing printing, scanning and copying functionalities is disclosed herein. The multi-function printer includes a printer assembly and a scanner assembly configured to cooperatively utilize the same pick and paper movement systems along a common feed or paper path to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

20080024842 - Image reading signal processing ic, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An image reading signal processing IC is disclosed which includes three circuits to which corresponding analog image signals of three primary colors of a document read by a CCD are input. In each of the three circuits, a test pattern generating circuit is disposed between an ADC and an LVDS... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024843 - Methods for generating anti-aliased text and line graphics in compressed document images: A method and system for storing and generating anti-aliased text and lineart data from compressed document image files, using a MRC model that represents the image as an ordered set of mask/image pairs at resolutions appropriate to the content of each layer. The method and system provide the ability to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080024844 - Image processing apparatus and method: The type of profile used in color processing is determined and a calibration method of correcting color reproducibility of an output device is set selectively in accordance with the type of profile determined. In determining the profile type, it is determined whether the profile is a device-link profile.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080024845 - Image reading apparatus: A method is provided for processing image data read from a book document placed on a platen of an image reading apparatus. The method includes determining a background pixel of the image data based on a luminance difference or a color difference between neighboring pixel arrays, identifying a shadow region... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080018916 - Image forming apparatus and paper-feeding method thereof: An image forming apparatus which does not require securing a separate space for feeding a print medium, and a paper-feeding method thereof are disclosed. The image forming apparatus comprises: an image forming apparatus body; an image forming unit provided within the image forming apparatus body; and a paper-feeding unit movably... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080018914 - Image forming apparatus, memory control device and fifo memory control method: An image forming apparatus of the invention includes a memory circuit having plural FIFO memories connected in parallel, an image data generating unit that supplies image data formed of plural lines to the memory circuit, and a line counter that counts the number of lines of the image data supplied... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20080018915 - Parallel printing system: Disclosed is a print media interposer system and method. The print media interposer system comprises two or more interposer modules, one or more interface modules, and a controller. The interposer modules are adapted to receive one or more print media input stacks from one or more printing systems. Subsequently, the... Agent: Patrick R. Roche Fay, Sharpe, Fagan, Minnich & Mckee, LLP

20080018922 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium embodying program: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus including: an image obtaining section to obtain original images to output original image data thereof; a fixed data generating section to generate fixed additional data of a vector font corresponding to fixed additional information to be commonly added to each page, among additional information... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080018925 - 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 document-processing device has not changed since a prior configuration state by issuing a request to a security server. The security server may process the request... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20080018924 - Printing device driver: A driver for a printing device includes a communication protocol configured to retrieve capabilities of the printing device, invocation commands for invoking the capabilities of the printing device, and display strings for guiding display of the capabilities of the printing device for the printing device when the driver is initialized... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080018928 - Apparatus and method for report invocation and manipulation on a mobile communication device: A computer implemented method includes receiving a request to view a report document on a mobile communication device. The request is passed over a wireless channel to a server. A report document is received from the server over a wireless channel. The report document is displayed on the mobile communication... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20080018929 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a scanner unit configured to read an original document, a memory unit configured to store image data, a printer unit configured to print image data, and an analysis unit configured to analyze a print specification sheet read by the scanner, wherein when the analysis unit... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080018931 - Image management system, image output apparatus, and computer readable medium: Disclosed herein is an image management system, including: an image output apparatus which outputs an image data to various types of media, and a server, wherein the image output apparatus and the server are connected via a communication network, and the image output apparatus includes: an obtaining unit to obtain... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018927 - Method and system for providing a honeypot mode for an electronic device: A method and system are described of providing an electronic device with a software environment having a honeypot mode of operation to which the device is capable of switching upon recognition of a message from an external device or of a pre-determined internal state. Switching to the honeypot mode of... Agent: Ridout & Maybee Suite 2400

20080018926 - Post deployment electronic document management and security solution: A method for managing deployed electronic documents that can begin when the deployed electronic document is accessed. A data probe can be automatically conveyed to a remotely located document manager responsive to the access attempt. The data probe can include data specific to the deployed electronic document. A management command... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.

20080018934 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and computer-readable recording medium that stores program: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including a storing section that has a common storage area, the common storage area having a plurality of areas that are coexisting in the common storage area in accordance with a threshold value and are used to generate and store a plurality of pieces... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080018933 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and recording medium: s

20080018936 - Image forming apparatus, computer readable recording medium stored with control program for controlling image forming apparatus, and its control method: A printer, as an image forming apparatus, reverses the front and back sides of tab sheets that became no longer necessary and discharges when a reverse discharge is specified.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080018935 - Method and system for merging variable text and images into bitmaps defined by a page description language: A computer implemented method for generating a plurality of bitmaps suitable for high-speed printing includes the steps of: (a) providing a page description code specification that defines a data area and at least one graphical attribute associated with the data area, where the graphical attribute defines the appearance of at... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20080018920 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus in which an image obtained by image reading can be printed or used in another apparatus in a state identical to the appearance of the image when displayed. A first image correction unit converts image data inputted through an image reading unit into standard image data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080018919 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: There is described an image processing apparatus, which makes it possible to easily adjust a width of a line image without deteriorating the image quality of the line image. The apparatus includes a storage section to store a first template and a second template; a first determining section to determine... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080018938 - Halftoning method and apparatus to improve sharpness of boundary region: A halftoning method to improve the sharpness of a boundary region, including detecting a direction of the boundary region, selecting a halftone table indicating a direction that is closest to a direction perpendicular to the detected direction from among predetermined halftone tables, and halftoning the pixel data using the selected... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080018937 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has an image acquisition portion that acquires image data on an image including a character. A character-periphery detector detects the peripheral part of the character in the image data acquired by the image acquisition portion. An outline emphasis portion sets the density of the image data... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20080018940 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including: a screen processor for determining each pixel value of a screen processing application unit region composed of a plurality of pixels to which a threshold matrix is applied, in an inputted image; and for carrying out a screen processing by applying one... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018941 - Method and apparatus for identifying the rotation angle and bounding rectangle of a digitized form: Methods and apparatus for determining the skew angle of a digitized form scanned at an angle to the original page are described. The method determines a rotation angle and a boundary rectangle of best fit. Sections of the digital image in the form of thin strips are examined for the... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20080018943 - Direct engraving of flexographic printing plates: An optical imaging head for direct engraving of flexographic printing plates, comprising at least two laser diodes (10, 12) emitting radiation in one or more wavelengths; and means for imaging the one or more wavelengths of radiation at different depths relative to a surface of the plate.... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff

20080018923 - Image recording apparatus and image recording method for the image recording apparatus image: An apparatus and method for printing images on both sides of a recording medium. The timing of starting conveying the next recording medium is determined from a schedule that satisfies three conditions. The first condition a leading end of the next medium reaches a housing section, while maintaining a page... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080018932 - Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and program: The user certainly grasps a processing result of a job requested to a peripheral apparatus during a job process or within a predetermined period after the job process. In the peripheral apparatus, function information showing a function which is used in the job process or information showing a processing situation... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018930 - Image forming apparatus and method for responding to access request: A method an apparatus for responding to an access request, the method and apparatus including storing ordinary display data and simplified display data used to respond to an access request, storing the simplified display data, accepting an access request, determining whether a power consumption state is in a power saving... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080018917 - Document editing systems and methods: A document editing system and method are disclosed. A driver for driving a printing device receives a print job corresponding to a document processed by an application. During display of a print preview of the print job, a selection tool for selecting a portion of the print preview is displayed.... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20080018921 - Image forming processing apparatus and method, and recording medium storing image forming processing program: An image forming processing apparatus includes: an image processor which synthesizes a latent image embedded background image data concerning a latent image embedded background image which is embedded with a mask image capable of keeping invisible in the process of printing but becoming visible in the process of copying as... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20080018918 - Picture color tone controlling method and apparatus: The invention relates to picture color tone control for a printing press. A target color mixture halftone density for each ink supplying unit width when a printing picture is divided with an ink supplying unit width of ink supplying apparatus 6, 7 is set, and an actual color mixture halftone... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20080018939 - Image processing method and apparatus: Upon outputting halftone image data to an output device, density transformation is prevalently performed to improve image quality. Density transformation corresponds to linear gamma correction, and cannot correct for color fog and the like that may occur in a photo image. Hence, lightness and color-difference information of halftone image data... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018942 - Image forming apparatus with copy restriction function: A method for an image forming apparatus includes scanning a document containing a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern having a latent-image part to be highlighted when the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern is copied and copy restriction information for restricting the number of times of copying, decoding the copy restriction information contained in the document image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080018944 - Image forming apparatus: In the image forming apparatus 1, when the output sequence of each page is rearranged to be different from the input sequence of the image data of each page, the control section combines the image data and the stamp data after rearranging the output sequence.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018946 - Facsimile device: There is provided a facsimile apparatus that analyzes an image of a received original, and prints an image, which is different according to analysis results, in combination with the received original, thereby allowing a user to easily sort the received original. The facsimile apparatus includes communication means that transmits and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080018945 - Method and apparatus for switching high-speed facsimile to ordinary facsimile: A method applied to T.38 gateway for making high-speed facsimile fall back to ordinary facsimile, including: detecting a call menu signal from a calling high-speed fiacsimile machine: intercepting the call menu signal when the call menu signal containing high-speed facsimile service information is detected; detecting a digital identification signal from... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

20080018947 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including an image reading section to read image from a document; a display section to display a reduced image of the image read by the image reading section; an image output section to output the image read by the image reading section on a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018948 - Method for ensuring reliable transmission of dcn signal by a gateway: A method for ensuring reliable transmission of a DCN signal by a gateway is disclosed. When acting as a sending gateway, the gateway packs a DCN signal detected into an IFP packet and sends the IFP packet to the IP side, then, reports a fax end event to a Soft... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20080018949 - Image combining apparatus, control method for image combining apparatus, and program: When a handwritten character or hand-drawn illustration in a color desired by a user is combined with a photograph, in order to achieve an excellent combined result, characteristics of the photograph are analyzed and an appropriate combining method from among a plurality of combining methods is selected in accordance with... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080018950 - Image reading apparatus, image reading method, and image reading program: An image reading technique is disclosed that involves acquiring document image data including more than one set of page image data, reading an image located at a predetermined page position from the acquired set of page image data, recognizing the read image of the predetermined page position and converting the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080018951 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An original area is extracted based on read data, even if a color difference exists slightly between an original sheet and a platen of original plate, or even if CCD is used as a reading sensor of a reading unit. When the extracted original area is a non-rectangular original sheet,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018952 - Image reading system, information processing apparatus, and scanner: An image reading system includes an information processing apparatus and a scanner connected to the information processing apparatus via a network. Upon receiving input of information that specifies the number of pages to be included in a file through an input unit and a web browser, the information processing apparatus... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20080018953 - Image data recording apparatus, computer readable medium, and data structure: Disclosed an image data recording apparatus including: a memory storage control section to sequentially store inputted image data into a space area of the internal memory, and every time the storing is completed, to sequentially register, in a write list, memory area information about an area to which the image... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080018958 - Image reading device and method: An image reading device of the present invention reads out an image of a document being conveyed above one main surface of a contact glass, changes a document reading position if the image has an abnormality, and gives a warning if the changed document reading position is located at a... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20080018954 - Image scanning apparatus, image forming apparatus and image scanning method: An image forming apparatus according to the invention includes: a sensor disposed under an original stand, on which an original is placed, to be in close contact with the original stand; a first light source that irradiates light on a scanning area of the original from a direction obliquely below... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20080018955 - Optical beam scanning apparatus, image forming apparatus: In an optical beam scanning apparatus and an image forming apparatus equipped with the optical beam scanning apparatus of the present invention, a holder base is screwed to an optical housing, a holder holds a light source, and a laser drive board is screwed to the holder. Rotary adjustment of... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20080018957 - Original reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and original reading system: An original reading apparatus, according to the present invention can include a reading portion capable of acquiring image data by reading an original, a communication portion that is connected to an external terminal device, a console capable of enabling an input operation by a user, a scan control portion that,... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 0166889, 006760

20080018956 - Image scanning device: A digital multi function peripheral functions as a flatbed image scanning device which scans an image of an original document placed on a platen glass. The digital multi function peripheral includes a plastic chassis, which also functions as an outer casing, and a metal frame, which is arranged in a... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP

20080018959 - Multiplier and image sensor employing same: charge generated by the incident light is accumulated in a charge accumulation well in the semiconductor substrate immediately beneath the first electrode film when the gate voltage applied to the first electrode film is a first gate voltage, and the accumulated charge is amplified when the gate voltage is a... Agent: Matthew K. Ryan Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20080018960 - Illuminated document display system: The present invention relates to an illuminated document display system. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a portable document display case configured to house at least one document for discrete illuminated visual viewing. The display case further includes an illumination system, a document protection system, and a storage... Agent: Baker & Associates PLLC

20080018961 - N-dimensional hedral interpolation: A method, apparatus, and computer program product implementing techniques to calculate the hedron that contains an input point. An input color value representing a color having n color components is received. A color lookup table organized as an n-dimensional lattice is received, where n is the number of input channels... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080018962 - Color conversion table generation method and color conversion table generation device: A color conversion table is generated by estimating a device color corresponding to the color of a grid point forming the color conversion table from a calorimetric value obtained by calorimetrically measuring a color of a gamut reproduced by an output device. In addition to the color of the grid... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080018963 - Image data process apparatus and image data process program: An image data process apparatus includes a judgment unit and a selection unit. The judgment unit is configured to judge whether or not a directory in which image data is stored is compliant with a DCF standard. The selection unit is configured to select the image data stored in the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080018964 - Apparatus and method for processing, storing and displaying digital images: An apparatus for processing, storing and displaying digital images includes a processing unit (10), a display controller (30), a display unit (40) and a control panel (50). The processing unit modifies an original image from an original image file (210) according to modifying instructions received from the control panel, saves... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080013109 - Method for selecting printers based on paper availability or paper congestion: A printer or computer receives a user request to print. The printer measures a paper tray of the printer to form a measurement of an amount of paper in the paper tray. The printer transmits the measurement to a client computer in response to the user request to print.... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20080013120 - Method for automatically adjusting the position and size of each object of an image mask to fit an image page: The present invention discloses a method for automatically adjusting the position and size of each object of an image mask to fit an image page, and the method is applied to an image mask. The image mask includes an object such as a frame, a figure and a text, and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080013119 - Method for generating transposed image data: A method for generating transposed image data for use in an imaging apparatus having access to a memory includes (a) generating a set of data blocks corresponding to at least a portion of image data representing an image to be printed; (b) performing a combined format and transpose operation on... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20080013121 - Image processing system, image processing program and image processing method: An image processing system having a reading section which reads a document image to obtain an image data, an impact detecting section to detect an impact, an identifying section which identifies an image data obtained by reading the document image using the reading section upon receiving an impact, when the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080013123 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is operative to avoid user confusion during a job-cancelling operation. A job executing portion of the apparatus executes at least one of a copy job, a print job, a facsimile reception job, an e-mail reception job, a facsimile transmission job, and an e-mail transmission job. A... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20080013122 - Information notification device: An information notification device 1 includes a memory unit 3, a request reception unit 42, and a communication unit 2. The memory unit 3 stores first equipment information indicating the internal state of a printer engine 113. When the image forming apparatus 101 is in sleep mode, the request reception... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080013111 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided with a data retrieving unit that retrieves index image data and associating file information corresponding to files from a recording medium. The index image data and associating file information are allocated to a plurality of arrangement sections. The index image data and associating file... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20080013113 - Printers and printing: A method of producing a printed digital document 200, the document 200 being provided with a pattern 12 of printed features 14 which provides positional information for a reader 20, the method comprising incorporating printing information which relates to at least one characteristic of the printing of the document with... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080013114 - Color conversion coefficient creating device, color conversion coefficient creating method, and computer readable medium storing a program for color conversion coefficient creation: A color conversion coefficient creating device including: a setting unit that sets a ratio between plural color rendering intents; an evaluating unit that evaluates characteristics of an input device and an output device; and a creating unit that creates a color conversion coefficient. The creating unit creates a color conversion... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080013115 - Image forming device and method of manufacturing the same: In an image forming device, at an end portion of a middle frame, a first protrusion and a second protrusion are arranged so as to protrude substantially parallel to each other. A plate-shaped arm extends from a leading end of the second protrusion in a direction towards a leading end... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP

20080013126 - Liquid crystal display and over driving method thereof: The present invention provides an over driving circuit of a liquid crystal display is provided. The circuit comprises a buffer, a memory coupling with the buffer and a modifier coupling with the buffer, the memory and a signal line. This signal line is used to transfer a row number signal... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080013124 - Printer for printing packaging: A printer for printing packaging associated with a pharmaceutical product. The printer determines visible information to be provided on the packaging and an identity associated with the pharmaceutical product. The printer uses this to generate coded data including a number of coded data portions, each coded data portion being indicative... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080013110 - Image file bit depth expansion and subsequent manipulation: The present invention addresses the reformatting of a digital “ready to print” data file into a continuous tone (32 or 24 bit) file whereby discrete values in the tone range are uniquely assigned to specific binary combinations. The purpose for this transform is to facilitate further manipulation of preprocessed data.... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20080013112 - Logo data generating method, data storage medium recording the logo data generating method, a computer program product containing commands executing the steps of the logo data generating logo data generating method, and a logo data generating system: A print or logo data generating system and method in which a width dimension of a printable medium is identified and original source data obtained. The processing further involves automatically resizing the source data to a predefined maximum width not greater than the width dimension of the printable medium prior... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20080013118 - Method of processing print data incoporating obscuration detection between layers: A method of processing print data includes the step of maintaining a buffer. Rendered image and graphics objects in a contone layer from a graphics system together with a black layer are received into the buffer. Obscuration of black pixels of the black layer by objects placed on the contone... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080013116 - Methods and apparatus for colorant reduction: Methods and apparatus for performing colorant limitation are provided that receive input data, desired output response data and measured (or specified) output response data for a print output device, and determine converted input data that accounts for differences between the measured (or specified) output response data and the desired output... Agent: Law Office Of James Trosino

20080013117 - Printing with custom colorant materials: A method for printing with a custom colorant material stored in a container having a memory storage element is disclosed. The memory storage element includes information related to the custom colorant material. In the method, the information is received from the memory storage element. A custom color table is implemented,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20080013125 - Method for tag plane growth and contraction for improving object edge rendering: A method of improving edge rendering of objects includes dilation (or contraction) of an object's tag plane by one or more pixels into the surrounding region, with the adjacent tag region having a corresponding contraction (or dilation). The objects of interest (e.g., white text) are first identified; the corresponding object... Agent: Patent Documentation Center

20080013127 - Image forming apparatus and method for switching discharge tray: In one embodiment, a discharge distribution setting portion sets which of a first discharge tray and a second discharge tray that recording paper will be discharged to, and how many sheets of recording paper to distribute, based on an input (instruction) to an operating display portion. More specifically, the discharge... Agent: Mark D. Saralino, Esq. 19th Floor

20080013128 - Calibration of electro-optical instrumentation within printing devices: Systems and methods are disclosed for positioning or storing an electro-optical instrument (e.g., spectrophotometer) within a printing device to facilitate calibration or maintenance of the instrument. In various embodiments, the electro-optical instrument may be pivoted or moved to an inclined position to facilitate calibration of the instrument relative to one... Agent: Mccarter & English , LLP Stamford Office

20080013129 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus comprises a connector to connect the apparatus to a network to which plural client terminals are connectable, an acceptor to accept a request from one client terminal, a processor to perform a process regarding the image data according to the accepted request, a registering unit to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080013130 - Destination description generating system and destination description interpreting system: A description generator in a user terminal has a group of destination description dictionaries provided for description categories each constructed by a destination and an expanded destination obtained by expanding the concept of the destination. The description generator describes type information by using vocabularies in the destination description dictionaries. A... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20080013131 - Image forming apparatus, control method for image forming apparatus and memory medium: The invention is to provide an image forming apparatus, for printing an image based on image data, capable of deleting data unnecessary for the user, thereby effectively utilizing limited memory area. The invention provides an image forming apparatus for printing an image based on image data, including a memory unit... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080013132 - Two-axis scanner: A two-axis scanner includes: a base; a stage disposed on the base on an auxiliary frame; and a stage actuator between the base and the stage. The stage actuator includes: a first stationary part; a horizontally movable frame surrounded by the auxiliary frame; a first horizontal deformable torsion spring disposed... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080013133 - Contact-type color scanning unit, image scanning device, image scanning method, and computer program product: A contact-type color scanning unit includes an RGB line sensor including a plurality of sensors corresponding to each of red, green, and blue colors. Sensors of different color are arranged along a sub scanning direction and sensors of same colors are arranged in a main scanning direction. A first switching... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080013134 - Image processing device, image processing method, computer readable medium, and computer data signal: There is provided an image processing device which acquires image data containing a rendering instruction of an object to which color designation has been made, generates a raster image based on the acquired image data, and selectively carries out predetermined color correction on a pixel expressing an object to which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080013135 - Hue adjusting device: The invention provides a hue adjusting device. When one color axis including different hues is being adjusted by the user, the hue adjusting device will rotate each of the different hue angles in different rotation angles. Accordingly, the color of an image adjusted by the invention will be smoother than... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080013136 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: According to an aspect of the invention, an image processing apparatus includes an adjustment section, an edge enhancement section, a reception section and a changing section. The adjustment section performs adjustment of a black amount for an input image signal including a plurality of color signals. The adjustment section outputs... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080013137 - Image processor, computer readable medium and computer data signal: An image processor includes: an edge determination unit that determines an edge in an image; and a color estimation unit that estimates an original color of the image which is not affected by an another image read together as a non-target image, according to a result of the edge determination... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20080007741 - Image processing setting device, image processing device, image forming system, image processing setting method, image processing method, and image forming method: Disclosed herein is an image processing setting device including: a screen processing setting unit for setting, on a page-by-page basis, processing parameters for screen processing carried out in an image processing device.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080007742 - Information processing apparatus and peripheral apparatus control method: An information processing apparatus has a peripheral apparatus control unit which controls a peripheral apparatus and an operation control unit which controls the operation in the peripheral apparatus by using operation instructing information regarding such an operation. The peripheral apparatus control unit forms first operation instructing information having a non-hierarchical... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007754 - Image data producing apparatus, image forming apparatus and computer readable medium: An image data producing apparatus includes: a page dividing portion that divides data described in a page description language into a page unit; a plurality of image processors that form raster data from divided data; and a controlling portion that allocates pages on which the raster data is formed to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007753 - User interface for a multi-function peripheral device: A user interface for a multi-function peripheral device is disclosed. The user interface includes a display screen. The user interface also includes a pointing device configured to provide a signal for at least two dimensional movement on the display screen. The pointing device includes a joystick, trackball, directional pad, or... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080007756 - File management apparatus and computer program product: When a file displayed in a file display area of Explorer or the like is dragged or dropped to an item of a connectable machine type displayed in a printer display area of a file management screen, whether or not a connectable machine type in which the file is dropped... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20080007755 - Image forming device capable of transmitting document to another device: An MFP (A) on a document transmission side transmits a document to an MFP (B) on a document reception side. The MFP (A) stores the transmitted document. The MFP (A) acquires a status of the transmitted document from the MFP (B). If the MFP (B) deletes the document in an... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20080007759 - Image processor, image processing method, and computer readable media storing programs therefor: An image processor includes an image reading unit that reads source documents and converts read data into image data, an extracting unit that extracts password information and attribute information from the image data of each of the source documents read by the image reading unit, a password inputting unit that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007758 - Print control method capable of managing functions incorporated in printing device: When a printer driver of a user's PC connected to a printing device is activated, it transmits user information, division information and the like to the printing device, and inquires about any restriction on its functions. The printer driver acquires, from the printing device, information regarding a restriction set on... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080007761 - Printer: A printer includes an obtaining section for obtaining printing data, a storage section for storing the printing data obtained by the obtaining section, a printing section for printing the printing data stored in the storage section, an receiving section for receiving information about the printer, and a control section for... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080007760 - Printing system, print restricting method, and program: A printing system which sets user-specific printing restriction not only on users managed by a control server, but also on users not managed by the server. An authentication server stores user-specific printing restriction information concerning a print job. When a user of a thin client gives a print instruction to... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20080007771 - Control method by printer utility and information processing apparatus: A printer utility 06 determines, upon receiving an instruction to display the remaining amount of ink, whether the interface with the selected printer is busy. If not busy, a status is obtained using that interface, and the remaining amount of ink, which is a part of the status, is displayed.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007764 - Equipment management system: Systems and methods of management of electronic office equipment through automated monitoring and reporting of usage and status are disclosed. A monitoring agent monitors electronic office equipment on a network and collects usage and status information to send to a control system. The control system can use the usage and... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20080007763 - Grid job submission using shared network filesystem: A method for executing a job using a remote file system that includes obtaining a plurality of job data files by the remote file system, wherein the plurality of job data files are created on the remote file system, detecting a job request for the job in an input directory... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P./sun

20080007766 - Image forming device capable of executing workflow: A workflow including a plurality of steps is registered in MFP. The steps of the workflow are serially executed every time when a registered operation user pressed a workflow key. When any user other than the registered operation user logs-in, the workflow key is not displayed, or displayed in a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20080007775 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus is provided that can not only print using an apparatus with a low power consumption of a plurality of image forming apparatuses but also can cause the user to promote the ecology. The image processing apparatus (an image forming apparatus or a PC) connected to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080007767 - Image-forming apparatus to form an image based on print data, print-job control method, and print-job control program embodied in computer readable medium: In order to shorten the waiting time and to prevent confidential data from being seen by others, an MFP has a distance measuring portion to communicate with a radio communication terminal and measure a distance between the MFP and the radio communication terminal, a print-job acquiring portion to acquire print... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20080007765 - Load distribution control system and method: When a user makes a job request, the job request is sent from an LDS program of a first computer to a second computer; the second computer executes data preparation processing and empty area reservation processing with regard to a storage unit (disk A) and stores the results to an... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20080007774 - Macro programming for resources: A system and a method are disclosed for facilitating a direct-donation from a supplier to a charity. The system receives personally identifying information about a donor at a server computer, and stores the personally identifying information about the donor in a data structure. A client computer communicates to a user... Agent: Indiano Vaughan LLP

20080007769 - Method and system to form image using xml data: A method and system of forming an image using XML data including generating and binding XML print data, corresponding to print data, and XML job set data, corresponding to job set information of the print data, transmitting the bound XML data to an image forming device, and performing a print... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080007762 - Methods for improving print quality in a hand-held printer: Method for determining enhanced printing functions on a hand-held inkjet printer having one or more optical sensors configured to measure speed and distance across the page. Collecting a first frame of individual pixel data, mapping the first frame of individual pixel data into a pixel map memory, processing the first... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20080007768 - Network device, network manager, network managing system, and method of performing clone process: A network device, a network manager, a network managing system, and a method of performing a clone process are provided, which can facilitate the determination of the progress of a clone process, reduce the load of a manager, and improve data transmission on a network. The network device includes a... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080007780 - Printing system, printing control method, and computer readable medium: There is provided a printing system including a receiving unit that receives from a computer document data to be used for printing in a printer, a storage unit that stores document data received by the receiving unit at least until the document data are used for printing in the printer,... Agent: Gauthier & Connors Suite 2300

20080007781 - Transmit data creation apparatus and transmit data creation program recorded in computer-readable recording medium: A file to be transferred to a printer can be specified by specifying, on a TransferManager screen, the transfer file in a folder lower than a “Library” folder in hierarchy and attaching it to a folder of the transfer-destination printer lower than a “Transfer Manager” folder in hierarchy. In this... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20080007783 - Image processing device and image processing program: When an image processing program runs on a PC to produce a layout image in which plural selected images are inserted separately into image display frames, a CPU functions as a browser controller, a face image counter, an average number calculator, a pattern selector, a table, and an image layout... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007744 - Systems and methods for processing pixel data for a printer: An apparatus and method for processing pixel data is presented that includes a plurality of image forming modules coupled to a data control module. The data control module includes a plurality of memory units. Each memory unit can store a portion of an image. The data control module receives a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080007745 - Systems and methods for processing pixel data for a printer: An apparatus and method for processing pixel data is presented that includes an image forming apparatus that includes an image forming module coupled to a data control module that comprises a plurality of memory units, wherein each of the memory units stores a corresponding portion of pixel data of an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080007750 - Circuitry to support justification of pwm pixels: The methods and systems presented herein use well-known logic devices in combination with one or more pulse-width-modulation (PWM) devices in order to create left- and right-justified width-modulated pulses. In some embodiments, justification ability is added without the need to alter an existing PWM device. In some embodiments, the generation of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20080007748 - Compositing image data in a linear-light color space that preserves a desired look: This specification describes technologies relating to compositing of image data. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a method that includes generating color space transformations for respective imagery sources, wherein generating a color space transformation includes preparing first and second transforms... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080007751 - Image display system: An image display system includes: an information processing device that applies a predetermined correction process to image data for display; and an image display device that displays an image based on the image data through with the correction process in the information processing device. In the image display system, the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007747 - Method and apparatus for model based anisotropic diffusion: Methods and apparatuses for image processing are presented. An exemplary method is provided which provides a model which includes information not found in the digital image, accessing digital image data and the model, and performing anisotropic diffusion on the digital image data utilizing the model. An apparatus for processing a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007749 - Natural language color communication and system interface: A natural language color control system. The system includes a dictionary of ordinary language color terms, a working color space, wherein every portion of the working color space is mapped to at least one term in the color term dictionary, and an ordinary language command lexicon and syntax for use... Agent: Patent Documentation Center

20080007785 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: This invention allows printing an image with less image deterioration with respect to a document including both text and an image. An image processing apparatus includes a pixel value acquisition unit which acquires a pixel value of a pixel as a target in an input digital image, and a pixel... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007786 - Method and apparatus for image manipulation via a dither matrix: Efficiently processing contone image data by determining one or more characteristics of the image data and using these characteristics to manipulate the dither matrix so that the printed image is enhanced.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20080007787 - Printer having differential filtering smear correction: In a method and printing apparatus, a receiver is moved in a travel direction relative to a print engine. The print engine has a predetermined profile of smear in the travel direction at a plurality of sites on the receiver. Each site corresponds to a respective one of the pixels.... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff

20080007757 - Data processing: Data is stored in data streams of varying size over a network so that a particular data stream may be considered as being stored locally or remotely. A request is received to modify the information contained in a first data stream, and a frozen condition to the effect that said... Agent: James C. Wray

20080007777 - Apparatus for controlling image processing and a method for controlling image processing: An apparatus for controlling image processing comprises means for receiving printing jobs, means for spooling the jobs received, means for joining jobs to make a plurality of the printing jobs retained in the spooling means one printing job by joining them, and means for transferring the joined printing job to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007773 - Communication system, terminal device, and method of controlling terminal devices in communication system: In a communication system, a first terminal device and a second terminal device are connected via a wireless network and perform communications with each other. Each of the first and second terminal devices includes an interface unit which accesses a memory-card type recording medium detachably mounted to the interface unit.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080007772 - Communications system with a network for transmitting image data to at least one illustrating device and communications system with a network for controlling and/or monitoring a printing machine having a number of sections: A communications system, with a network, is usable to transmit at least image data to at least one illuminating device. The illustrating device illustrates a printed image location in a printing machine. A network is provided for the control and/or monitoring of the printing machine. A network for the communication... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.

20080007770 - Document processing method and document processing apparatus: A document processing system comprises a document management apparatus, which executes processing tasks on a document according to a job flow that defines the sequence by which the tasks are to be executed, and a document property management apparatus, which manages properties of the document. The document management apparatus executes... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007776 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Print data is input from a computer, and a main translator of an image processing apparatus analyzes the print data, and performs an output data process. In addition, a sub-translator analyzes the print data, performs an external reference data obtaining process through a network, holds the obtained external reference data... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007779 - Method and system for generating executable code for formatting and printing complex data structures: Linking components of an object code to produce executable code is described. Some components of the object code can be adapted to have an individual copy of a printing object for printing a complex data structure. In some embodiments, the linker comprising an identifier module for recognizing at least one... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20080007778 - Print system, information processing apparatus, printing apparatus, printing method, and program: A print system which can improve searching performance and operability at the time of using boxes of a printing apparatus is provided. In a host, as a box dialog for designating the box serving as an input destination of a print job in accordance with the operation of the user,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007782 - Recording apparatus and method for controlling recording apparatus: A recording apparatus has a buffer for dividing a storage area into a plurality of areas in a scanning direction of a recording head to record data by allowing a carriage loaded with the recording head to scan data on a record medium, and storing the divided image data in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007743 - Printing apparatus, printing system and printing method: A printing apparatus includes: a communications unit which communicates with a host machine; a printing unit which prints an image on a printable medium; and a controller which alters a printing reference for an image with respect to the printable medium using size information of the image to be printed,... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080007746 - Image process system, image process method and image process program: There is disclosed a technique for outputting image data by applying a process that suits an input condition and an output condition to the image data. An image process system applies a specific process to image data inputted via an input device and outputs the image data, to which the... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20080007752 - Trapping method for digital color printing: A system and method for trapping in electrophotographic color printing and related technologies for printing or display in which the final image is an overlay of multiple components subject to alignment errors. Trapping is based on the cyan (C), magenta (M), and black (K) planes. There are four steps as... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080007784 - Color conversion definition creating method, color conversion definition creating apparatus, and color conversion definition creating program storage medium: There is disclosed technology of a color conversion definition for converting coordinate points in a color reproduction area of a printer into coordinate points in a color reproduction area of a print. This technology makes it possible to increase the degree of freedom of designation for K-plate restraint conditions of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007788 - Smart page photo sizing, composing and cropping tool: The present invention generally relates to systems, methods and computer applications for the management of photos. The present invention preferably includes a photo manager comprising an image editor, a resize tool and a cropping tool. The image editor preferably has a defined boundary and is superimposable and movable over a... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.

20080007790 - Facsimile communication system and image processing apparatus: Leakage of communication information concerning facsimile communication is prevented. A facsimile server manages communication information concerning facsimile communication. An image processing apparatus connects itself to the facsimile server to acquire communication information. Only a part of communication information is displayed, and a user selects a transmission destination. The image processing... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080007789 - Systems and methods for secure fax transmission status notification: The presently disclosed embodiments are directed to systems and method for transmitting a secure electronic fax transmission report for a fax job from a fax capable printer to a user or recipient and sending commands for resubmitting or deleting the fax job from the user to the fax capable printer.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080007791 - Systems and methods for secure fax and scan transmission status notification: The presently disclosed embodiments are directed to systems and methods for transmitting a secure electronic fax or scan transmission report for a fax or scan job from a fax capable printer or a multifunctional device respectively. When the electronic confirmation (EConfirmation) option is selected, the machine sends an email comprising... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080007792 - Modular document camera: A document camera is used for capturing and outputting images of an object to be displayed. The document camera is detachably coupled with a presentation station module and includes a main body, a camera module, a first operating panel and an expansion interface. The camera module is disposed on the... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20080007793 - System and method to limit the use of the outgoing facsimile feature of a multi-function peripheral (mfp) to a list of valid destinations: A system and method for sending data via facsimile at a multi-function peripheral (MFP) with a facsimile capability are disclosed. In one aspect, the method of sending data via facsimile comprises receiving a document, receiving via an input interface a destination phone number which identifies the destination to which the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080007794 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of functions related to an image forming process. The image forming apparatus includes a presentation layer, a logic layer, and a device layer. The presentation layer manages information received from a user and output for the user. Based on information received from the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080007795 - Multifunction printer and image processing method: This invention relates to an MFP having copy and scanner functions. The MFP in which image data flows from a line sensor to a DRAM via an A/D conversion unit and a reading control unit (RCU) and then from an image processing unit (IPU) to a printer via the DRAM... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007796 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus and document reading apparatus: The present invention is intended to improve the processing efficiency by shortening a time taken until completion of return processing when image processing is carried out via an external storage device such as a USB memory. There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a communication section capable of data... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080007797 - Image pickup apparatus and method and apparatus for manufacturing the same: An image pickup apparatus includes an element-including optical system, a detector, and a converter. The element-including optical system has an optical system and an optical wavefront modulation element which modulates an optical transfer function. The detector picks up an object image that passes through the optical system and the optical... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

20080007798 - Image sensor without opto-mechanical system and manufacturing method thereof: An image sensor without an opto-mechanical system. The image sensor comprises a substrate, a light source, an optical sensing device and a protective layer. The light source is disposed on the substrate and provides light for image capturing. The optical sensing device is disposed on the substrate and converts a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080007799 - Image reading apparatus: A scan guide upon image reading by an image reading apparatus having a driving mechanism constructed by a rack and a pinion gear is stably performed. The pinion gear is provided on a downstream side of two contact portions which are in contact with a guide rail of the reading... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080007800 - Image-forming apparatus, image-forming method, and recording medium: An image-forming apparatus includes: a supply section that supplies image data; an image-forming section that forms on a continuous sheet a toner image according to the image data; a conveyor section that conveys the continuous sheet; and a control section that controls operations of the conveyor section and the image-forming... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007801 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus which is capable of appropriately performing show-through reduction processing and foundation color reduction processing in accordance with an operation for changing the color of a background member to another one having different color that is read along with an original. An image reading unit reads an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080007802 - Pitch to pitch online gray balance calibration: A printer or other marking engine includes a marking material transfer device, such as a photoreceptor drum or belt, that includes a plurality of pitches. Each pitch receives an individual color of marking material and conveys the marking material to a substrate. The marking engine forms a desired image in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20080007803 - Scanner and related light source apparatus: The invention discloses a light source apparatus. The light source apparatus includes a cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL), a light emitting diode (LED) module, a light detector, a servo control module, an LED-driving module, and a CCFL driving module. The light detector detects light generated by the CCFL and the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20080007804 - Image sensor having improved resolution and image sensing method using the same: Disclosed is an image sensor capable of improving the resolution of images without modifying the resolution of a photoelectric conversion semiconductor device for sensing images and an image sensing method using the same. The image sensor is adapted to sense images through photoelectric conversion and includes a scanner unit adapted... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007805 - Method for automatic color correction and apparatus thereof: An apparatus for automatic color correction is provided, which includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a plurality of section adders and a micro control unit (MCU). The section adders divide a test image signal through the ADC into sections and count the gray-level amount in each section. The MCU adjusts the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080007806 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, computer program product, and recording medium for image processing: An image processing apparatus converts an input color signal into a color signal which falls within a color reproduction range of an image output device. The image processing apparatus includes a representative color setting unit that sets plural representative colors, a first hue setting unit that sets hue for an... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20080007807 - Image processor and image processing method: A line memory has a source image area and a decoration image area allocated thereto. The source image area sequentially retains partial source image data corresponding to at least one line of a screenful of a source image. The decoration image area retains decoration image data corresponding to a decoration... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

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