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20090027698 - Device and method for processing sheets, particularly for printing: A processing device for processing at least one curved passing sheet. The processing device comprises a processing assembly for applying processing to one or more passing sheets, and a feed assembly for passing the sheets by the processing assembly via a non-linear path.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090027696 - Printmode architecture: A system for generating a print mode is provided. The system includes a print mode file, a printer configuration unit, and a print mode engine. The print mode file includes high-level descriptions of the print mode. The printer configuration unit includes configuration data associated with a printer. The print mode... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090027697 - System and method for conserving receipt paper on a transaction receipt: The present invention relates generally to a system and method for reducing the amount of paper required to print a standard transaction receipt, and, more particularly, to a system and method for automatically formatting receipt data sent to a receipt printer such that body text can be placed side by... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20090027708 - Apparatus and method to retrieve print options from print file: An apparatus and a method of retrieving print option from a print file include a converting unit to convert a document to print and print options set for the document to print into a print file recognizable at an image forming apparatus, and a driver control unit to retrieve the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027711 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a selection section which selects a print target to be printed; an input section which inputs a print job for printing the print target selected by the selection section; an instruction section which instructs to continue the print job; and a printing section which executes... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090027709 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: A front-side image and a back-side image of a document are read using a plurality of image sensors mounted on a transfer path and are displayed on a display unit implemented by a touch screen, and a subsequent process of an image to be processed according to a selection of... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027712 - Image forming apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: An image forming apparatus includes: a display unit; an operation unit; a printing unit; a storage unit which stores print data of the printing target image; a control unit which generally controls the display unit, the operation unit, the printing unit, and the storage unit. When the operation unit accepts... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090027710 - Image-forming apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image-forming apparatus includes a reception unit adapted to receive setting information that defines designation of a storage area and a process to be executed, a setting unit adapted to set the process to be executed for the designated storage area based on analysis of the setting information, an access... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090027713 - Multi-function image processing apparatus and method: A multi-function image processing apparatus includes a system control unit that receives an image processing job sent over a network by a requesting device, and that controls operation of the image processing apparatus. The apparatus includes an image recording unit that performs a printing operation. The apparatus also includes a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090027724 - Data processing method, data management device, and information processing device: In a data processing method for a data processing system including an apparatus having a storing unit for storing data, and an information processing device for performing data processing in accordance with a predetermined procedure are interconnected via a network, it is detected whether a processing object data, which is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090027715 - Fast job halt in a high speed press: In a printing system and method, job data is distributed in segments to a plurality of downstream processors. The segments are processed in respective downstream processors to provide printable frames, which are stored in respective print queues that each supply one of a plurality of printheads. Printing is initiated. Prior... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090027720 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is supplied enabling print request user to identify whether the requested print data needs an approval or not so as to judge how to treat the corresponding print matter. In the image forming apparatus, an approval request portion sends an approval request electronic mail for requesting... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090027722 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus to which a user can login, a management unit that manages login information of a user, a storage unit that stores print data of a print job received from an external device, and a control unit are provided. When a print job is introduced from... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090027714 - Job startup control for job queuing: In a printing method and system, segments of a print job are distributed to respective downstream processors. Remaining print jobs of a stream are sequestered. The distributed segments are processed to provide respective printable frames that are supplied to respective printheads. The processing in different downstream processors is asynchronous and... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090027719 - Method and apparatus for connecting image forming apparatus with multiple host devices: A method and an apparatus for connecting an image forming apparatus with multiple host devices. The method includes: displaying a user interface in which the image forming apparatus and the host devices are arranged; setting an area in the user interface in which the host devices are to be connected... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090027721 - Multi function peripheral and method therfor: A multi function peripheral with a plurality of functions includes a function selecting unit accepting therethrough an input to select a function to be executed from the plurality of functions, a display unit displaying thereon an information screen showing information on the function selected through the function selecting unit, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090027716 - Multi-head press data delivery rate control: In a printing method and systems, segments of a first print job are distributed to respective downstream processors and are processed to provide printable frames, which are stored in respective print queues. Each print queue supplies a respective one or more printheads. The printable frames are sequentially printed on a... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090027725 - Network apparatus and control method therefor: A network apparatus which is detachable from a data processing apparatus and is mounted in the data processing apparatus to connect the data processing apparatus and a network installs an application and stores authentication information corresponding to the application in the storage of the network apparatus. The network apparatus acquires... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090027723 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus is supplied, capable of continuing print process by switching to other PDL automatically when error occurs in PDL process execution. In the printing apparatus, an interpreting and making section interprets print data on the basis of language format and makes output use data; a detecting section detects... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090027717 - System and method for transferring images among spectrum agile radio devices without retransmitting images: A system and method for transferring images among spectrum agile radio devices without the need to retransmit image data. The system and method of the invention encodes and transmits packets so as to permit the efficient recovery of image data that is lost during transmission without the need to retransmit... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090027718 - Workflow management system: A workflow management system capable of directly capturing image information transmitted by a facsimile machine is disclosed. The workflow management system includes an object identifying unit identifying an object to be associated with image information received by a facsimile machine, the object being defined in the workflow management system; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090027726 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: A image processing apparatus including a log setting module that sets a log recording setting corresponding to each of a plurality of processes executed at the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus also includes a memory for storing the log recording setting, and a module that determines, based on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090027727 - Method, apparatus, and system for reduction of line processing memory size used in image processing: A method, apparatus, and system are provided by which image line data of an image frame is compressed before being stored to image line memory used in multiple image line processing.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090027728 - Imposition of documents with variable properties: A method and apparatus for optimal imposition of documents with variable properties (61, 62) is provided. The method and apparatus rearranges documents by combining documents with the same properties together. The documents with the same or similar properties are imposed side-by-side, saving paper and enabling finishing that otherwise is impossible,... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090027699 - Image-processing apparatus, image-processing method and recording medium: A comparison is made between image data and a predetermined image pattern and data on a specific area is extracted from the image data based on the comparison result, and dot data is added at a position away from an end of the specific area subjected to the signal-level reduction... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090027700 - Method and apparatus to print e-mail according to printing environment settings corresponding to each user: A method and apparatus to print an e-mail according to printing environment settings corresponding to each user includes receiving a user profile stored in the outside, setting an e-mail printing environment by using the received user profile, and printing an e-mail received from an e-mail server according to the set... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027702 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus in which a visualized background pattern image data in which a latent image is visualized is generated, the generated visualized background pattern image data and an image data of a job are synthesized to generate a visualized background pattern synthesizing image data, and a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090027703 - Image forming device and method thereof: An image forming device having a plurality of developing units is provided. The image forming device includes a control unit to determine whether to perform an auto color registration (ACR) with respect to one or more of the plurality of developing units, and a print engine unit to perform an... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027701 - Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for improved processing of embedded icc profiles: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture to enhance automation of conversion and/or persistent storage of color management information embedded within an associated, received data object. Features and aspects hereof provide that color management information embedded within an identified data object (e.g., an image data object) is converted to an appropriate... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090027707 - Pen-shaped modular camera assembly having a serial bus interface: Provided is a pen-shaped modular camera assembly having a plurality of modules each with at least one connector to link the modules together. The assembly includes a camera module having an image sensor for capturing an image in an RGB (red, green, blue) color space, as well as a central... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090027705 - Pre-printing confirmation method and apparatus of picture color tone for printing press, plate making method, and picture color tone controlling method and apparatus for printing press: The invention relates to picture color tone control for a printing press, and it is an object of the invention to make it possible to confirm a color shade before printing is performed thereby to prevent failure in printing and suppress incidence of paper loss. A device profile of a... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090027706 - Printing apparatus, and method and program for controlling the printing device: A printing apparatus having a displaying portion, a display controlling unit, and a print controlling unit.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090027704 - Tint block image generation program, tint block image generation device, and tint block image generation method: A computer readable storage medium stores a tint block image generation program for generating tint block image data for forming, on a print medium, a tint block image including a latent image portion which is reproduced by copying, and a background portion of which copy output density drops. The program... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090027731 - Apparatus and method to revise halftoned image and image forming apparatus using the same: An apparatus and a method to revise a halftoned image and an image forming apparatus using the same. The apparatus includes an area dividing unit to detect a boundary edge area of an image, a halftoning unit to convert the image to a halftoned image, and a dot rearranging unit... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090027730 - Halftone independent correction of spatial non-uniformities: A method and apparatus are provided for compensating for spatial non-uniformities in a printer by deriving a true spatial non-uniformity tone response curve (TRC) that characterizes the printer in terms of color output variation for each addressable pixel location in a spatial range. In a one-time offline process, the “true... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090027729 - Method, apparatus and article of manufacture for modifying printing based upon direct on-the-fly media characteristic parameters: A method, apparatus and article of manufacture for modifying printing based upon direct on-the-fly media characteristic parameters is disclosed. The present invention on-the-fly directly measures a media characteristic parameter and performs real-time print modification in response thereto. The measured characteristic parameters include paper texture and composition, as well as adhesion... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090027732 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus comprising an image quality control unit configured to execute a plurality of image quality control processing operations, a type determination unit configured to determine an image type among a plurality of image types in accordance with a feature of an image, and a selection screen generation... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090027733 - Recording media storage device, recording media processing device, and storage detection method: A check processing device accurately detects if the check storage unit is full. The check storage unit 10 of a check processing device 1 has first and second storage pockets 13 and 14. A first vertical pressure plate 54, 64 and a second vertical pressure plate 55, 65 for holding... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090027734 - System and process for simultaneously reading multiple forms: An optical reader with a single optical assembly that receives images from at least two different environments. For example, one environment may be constructed in a first chamber into which a document or bulk item with a bar code may be placed. The other environment may be constructed in a... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20090027738 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus having the same: An image reading device and an image forming apparatus having the same, that can prevent unnecessary wear of components or damage of a document when a simplex scanning operation is carried out. The image reading device includes a first reading unit and a second reading unit. The first reading unit... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027737 - Method for correcting an overlap region and scanning device: The present scanning device and related method relate to reversibly positioning markers in respective overlapping areas, where the markers are arranged in the scanning device. A control device makes x-y-position correction of a camera on the basis of a known position and a known outline of the markers. The markers... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090027736 - Portable scanner device for metallurgical, nondestructive testing: A portable, self-contained scanner device for metallurgical, nondestructive testing is provided. The portable, self-contained scanner device includes a chassis having wheels extending beneath a lower surface thereof, a nondestructive testing probe detachably fixed to the chassis, and a computer processor device coupled to the chassis. The computer processor device includes... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Alstom Power
20090027735 - Shutter structure for light scanning unit and image forming apparatus using the same: A shutter structure for a light scanning unit, which is used in the light scanning unit that scans a photosensitive medium of a developing unit with a beam deflected by a beam deflector accommodated in a housing having an emission window, and selectively blocks the beam directed at the emission... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027739 - Image sensor: An image sensor includes an elongated case, a light source provided in the case, a light guiding member elongated in a longitudinal direction of the case and configured to direct light emitted from the light source toward a document to be read, an optical system for collecting light reflected by... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090027740 - Read device, image forming apparatus and method of controlling the image forming apparatus: A transfer member to transfer a document at different transfer speeds according to transfer sections of a document transfer path includes a first transfer roller and a second transfer roller, both of which are respectively mounted at upstream and downstream sides of the document transfer path, and a driving unit... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027742 - Image reading apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image reading apparatus to automatically determine whether first and second reading units, which are opposed to each other with a document interposed therebetween, are normally operated and a method of controlling the same includes a duplex path to guide the document, which is read by the first reading unit... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027741 - Initializing an image scanner: In a method for initializing an image scanner having a scanning module and an automatic document feed (ADF) glass, the scanning module is moved in a forward direction toward the ADF glass to search for a reference mark located within a relatively close proximity to the ADF glass. The scanning... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090027744 - Image reading apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image reading apparatus capable of changing a main reading unit at an appropriate time point such that a plurality of reading units can be equally used, and a method of controlling the same. The image reading apparatus includes an automatic document feeder, a first reading unit to read a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027745 - Image reading apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image reading apparatus to prevent reading quality from deteriorating when two reading units respectively read a first side and a second side of a document with different capabilities, and a method of controlling the same includes an automatic document feeder to feed a document, a first reading unit to... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027743 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus having the same: An image reading device and an image forming apparatus having the same that can increase a scan quality by improving mounting positions of units to read information recorded on a document and a mounting structure of a light shielding member. The image reading device may include a first reading unit... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090027746 - Conversion table creating device, storage medium storing conversion table creating program, and conversion table creating method: Each of a plurality of polyhedron spaces is defined by a plurality of first vertices. Bach of the plurality of first vertices is defined by a plurality of sets of third color data that are defined in the second color space. A color data setting unit sets a plurality of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090021757 - \"proof print\" for job settings: According to techniques described herein, print job attributes are checked to identify potential conflicts and potential invalid settings. According to one embodiment of the invention, a job setting manager process executing on a printing device is configured to examine and store print job attributes as detected by print interpreter modules.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090021758 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus stores an input image and an image ID for identifying the image in association with each other, stores a medium ID for identifying a recording medium on which the image is printed n, a unit ID for identifying a print unit having a plurality of recording... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090021760 - Image scanning apparatus: An image scanning apparatus is provided. The image scanning apparatus includes a reading unit including a light source and a light receiving element to receive light reflected to generate image data which corresponds to an image formed on an original document, a removable medium attachment unit, a removable medium detecting... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090021761 - Multifunction peripheral device: A multifunction peripheral device capable of being operated in a plurality of switchable operational modes is provided. The multifunction peripheral device includes a reader unit with a light source and a light receiving element to receive the light reflected on the original document to generate image data, operation receiving members,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090021759 - Optical scanning device and printing apparatus: An optical scanning device includes: an emission unit which emits a light beam; an oscillating mirror which deflects the light beam to reciprocate on a scanning surface; and a controller which controls the emission unit to be on and off to form a pattern of dots in each cell of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090021762 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus is disclosed, which includes: a printing unit including print sheets having different sizes, the printing unit being able to print selectively on any of the print sheets; an original document size determining unit to determine the size of an original document; a scanning unit to scan the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090021765 - Image forming apparatus and print controlling method for the same: An image forming apparatus includes: a combining unit configured to combine a document image and a coded image; a setting determining unit configured to determine whether a setting for combining a document image including a previously combined coded image and an other coded image is made when a reproduction of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090021764 - Image forming apparatus capable of appropriate security management: An MFP receives notification of a power state of a networked client apparatus or PC from the PC and updates user management information in accordance with the power state of the PC. The MFP determines a security level in real time in accordance with the state of the power supply... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20090021766 - Print system: A print system is provided that has a plurality of printer units for print processing on a print medium basis and that ejects printed materials, printed by the plurality of printer units, according to a pre-set order. Each printer unit includes peak current calculation means that analyzes a load of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090021763 - Recovery from occurrence of a fault condition in digital printing: A method of digital printing in which each of the page images of a print job with a large number of sequential pages to be printed is classified as to the job or document type. Upon occurrence of a fault in printing, upon fault clearance and resumption of printing, only... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090021778 - Approach for processing print jobs on printing devices: An approach is provided for remotely processing locked print jobs. A printing device discovers other printing devices on a network that store locked print jobs. A user enters user identification data and the printing device displays the locked print jobs stored on the other printing devices that are associated with... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20090021784 - Device and method for print control: A print control device that controls execution of a printing operation for a printing medium, includes an instruction information acquiring unit that acquires an image of a printing instruction medium and acquires image modification instruction information and printing medium instruction information according to the image; an image modification unit that... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.l.p.
20090021767 - Document processing device: A document processing apparatus functions as a Web browser for viewing web pages composed of HTML documents or XML documents, which have been retained in a web server. The document processing apparatus acquires from the web server a web page and a definition file that contains a UI command or... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090021786 - Image forming apparatus and printer control method: An image forming apparatus includes a printer control unit that converts received print data into job data that can be printed on a recording medium; and an engine control unit that receives the job data from the printer control unit, performs a printing operation corresponding to the job data, and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090021782 - Image forming system, recording medium having image forming program recorded thereon and image forming apparatus: An image forming system includes an information terminal and an image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus stores a hash value of a file on which image forming operation is to be performed or has been performed. Upon a request to print a predetermined file at the information terminal, the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20090021780 - Image processing apparatus capable of timely notifying user of change in state, control method thereof, and image processing system: When a user (4201) requests display of a list of documents in a box, an embedded RSS reader (4210) receives the information. The RSS reader (4210) establishes communication with an HTTP server (212), and transmits an RSS feed acquisition request. The HTTP server (212) sends back an update information feed... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090021785 - Image processing server, image processing method, and computer readable storage medium: The present invention decides whether an OCR processing is necessary or not for a printing job by using a difference between text data extracted by performing the OCR processing on an image generated based on a previous printing job having been processed previously and text data extracted from text drawing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090021787 - Medium processing apparatus and controlling method of the same: A receiver configured to receive a first command that contains a predetermined code string and a second command that does not contain the predetermined code string from a host computer. A first command analyzer configured to analyze and process only the first command received by the receiver. A buffer configured... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090021776 - Method and apparatus for printing from a mobile device: A system and method by which to implement revenue sharing between printer vendors and network service providers or operators. In one example, a method for providing printing access to a mobile device may include acts of requesting information from a printer, receiving the information at a mobile device, providing the... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP Z2002
20090021779 - Print management apparatus, print apparatus, print system, computer readable medium and computer data signal: A print management apparatus includes a detection unit, a determination unit and a notification unit. The detection unit detects a specific print command. The determination unit determines a second person who gives another print command. The second person is different from a first person who gives the specific print command... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20090021777 - Print system: A print system capable of accepting a print request over a network, having a simple configuration, and easy to use. The print system includes a digital camera (10) serving as an information device for storing image data, order reception servers (104) adapted for accepting a print order from a digital... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.
20090021783 - Print system and image forming device: There is provided a print system, comprising: a user ID obtaining unit configured to obtain a user ID from a memory device through wireless communication; a waiting time obtaining unit configured to obtain time information concerning a waiting time for which a user corresponding to the obtained user ID waits... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090021770 - Printer driver apparatus and methods: Disclosed are methods of controlling operation of a printer, apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments control operation of a printer by receiving a print command for printing from a user, displaying a print user interface including selectable document settings, receiving an indication from the user of selected ones of the... Agent: Prass LLP
20090021771 - Printer driver apparatus and methods: Disclosed are methods of controlling operation of a printer, apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments control operation of a printer by displaying to a user a print user interface including selectable document settings and a default/saved settings control, the default/saved settings control displaying a list of at least one saved... Agent: Prass LLP
20090021772 - Printer driver interface and methods: Disclosed are methods of controlling printing of a document using a printer driver interface, and corresponding apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments receive a print command to print a document having a document size, display the printer driver interface, the printer driver interface including the document size, display a selectable... Agent: Prass LLP
20090021769 - Printer driver, apparatus and methods: Disclosed are methods of controlling operation of a printer, apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments control operation of a printer by receiving a print command for printing from a user, displaying a print user interface including selectable document settings, receiving an indication from the user of selected ones of the... Agent: Prass LLP
20090021788 - Printer systems and methods for global tracking of products in supply chains, authentication of products, and connecting with customers both before, during, and after a product sale: Printer systems and methods provide a plurality of unique identification codes to assignment devices in various geographical locations in order to assign a unique code to a single item of commerce through affixing tags or the like thereon or by direct printing. Information regarding which code is associated with which... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Attorneys For Client No. 006780
20090021768 - System and method for peer to peer printing over a network: A system and method that provides means for performing peer to peer printing over a network. The system and method allow a user at a client device to print to a virtual printer which sends the printed document to a print device for storage allowing the user to walk up... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090021781 - System and method of delivering processed image data to receiver using job processing information provided to an image forming apparatus: A system and method of transmitting data to each of a plurality of receivers using job processing information regarding image forming jobs sets one or more destinations corresponding to a receiver, generates job processing information including information on the destination of the receiver to which jobs are to be transmitted,... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090021773 - System and methods for efficient and adequate data collection in document production environments: A production process performance reporting system may include a plurality of print job processing resources and a computer-readable storage medium containing programming instructions for performing a method of providing a report of performance metrics in a document production environment. The method may include receiving job size information for print jobs... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090021774 - Workflow partitioning method and system: A system and method for routing and processing jobs in a production environment considers the setup characteristics of each print job. Each set of jobs may be classified as a first job processing speed set, a second job processing speed set, or another job processing speed set based on the... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090021775 - Workflow scheduling method and system: A system of scheduling a plurality of jobs in a production environment may include a plurality of resources and a computer-readable storage medium comprising programming instructions for performing a method of processing a plurality of jobs. The method may include receiving a plurality of jobs and setup characteristics corresponding to... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090021789 - Image forming apparatus performing function related to external apparatus: A USB memory stores, as function information, a function of processing a document and a place where the document is registered. An MFP includes a read unit for reading function information from the USB memory inserted into the MFP, a specifying unit for specifying required information from among the function... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20090021790 - User-controlled print friendly page: An interface for viewing and/or printing a web page according to user-control of the content is provided. In one example, an interface includes at least one user-selectable option for displaying content from a web page, the web page including at least two content types, and displaying the web page according... Agent: Yahoo C/o Mofo Palo Alto
20090021756 - Color printer and control method thereof with pulse width modulation for tone control based on type of document and number of colors printed: A color printing apparatus having pulse-width modulation means which performs pulse-width modulation for tone control, and a control method thereof are provided. Based on determination of a printing mode of printing data supplied and determination of whether or not the printing data is to be processed as single-color data, a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090021755 - Image processing apparatus, data processing method, and printing system: An image processing apparatus comprises: an image transformation section which generates, from print data, image data of character or line drawing of gradation value n1 and image data of a photographic image of gradation value n2 (n2>n1); an encoding section which encodes the image data of the character or the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090021754 - Method and system for converting a document: A printing system includes a converter for replacing graphic elements of a color matched document (104). Conversion replaces original elements (2-4) with replacement elements (21-24, 40-42) having modified transparency attributes so that overprinting elements that overlap areas (10-15) appear as intended when subjected to color matching.... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090021753 - Methods and systems for refining text color in a digital image: Aspects of the present invention relate to systems and methods for refining text color in a digital image.... Agent: Krieger Intellectual Property, Inc.
20090021791 - Compression of grayscale image data using multi-bit halftoning: A method and system are provided for reducing the bit depth of grayscale imagery using multi-bit halftoning. The halftoned image data may be lossy or losslessly compressed and stored in memory or transmitted over a communication channel. At the time of printing, the images are decompressed and reconstructed to a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation
20090021792 - Image forming apparatus and image quality enhancement method thereof: An image forming apparatus provides enhancement of image quality. The image forming apparatus includes a window generating unit to generate a main window of a predetermined size using a Lines Per Inch (LPI) and an angle of a dithering mask, and to generate a plurality of subwindows within the generated... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090021793 - Image processing device, image processing method, program for executing image processing method, and storage medium for storing program: To provide image processing device and method which can achieve embedding and extracting of watermark message which secures certain or more message embedding accuracy and amount as suppressing deterioration of quality in an original document image, it inputs a document image to an image input unit, it extracts by an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090021794 - Information processing device, information embedding method, and program: In an information processing device which embeds a number of partial information items produced from predetermined information in an image, an image dividing unit divides an image into a number of division images in a lattice formation to generate the division images. An information assigning unit assigns the partial information... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20090021795 - Marking images of text with speckle patterns for theft deterrence: The present invention provides methods and apparatus for embedding an identifying pattern of visible speckles into the digitized image of each page of a document. A speckle is a cluster of black or white pixels. Speckles are printed as black speckles on the white paper, or conversely, as areas of... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20090021796 - Facsimile to e-mail communication system with local interface: A fax to E-mail system and related method are shown, whereby a hardcopy document is sent via a fax device to its recipient via electronic mail through a data network (such as the Internet), and is delivered in such a manner that it can be retrieved by the recipient at... Agent: Weatherly Kerven & Seigel Llc
20090021797 - All-in-one device with integrated monitor: An all-in-one device including a printer comprises a housing, a scanner including a scanner lid hingeably connected to the housing, and, a video display formed in the scanner lid.... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090021799 - Automatically adjusting multi-media scanner: The invention claimed is a scanner which allows for any type of media, including embossed credit cards, with a thickness in the range of 0.1 mm to 1.5 mm to be inserted into the media path and remain in constant contact with the CIS as a result of a spring... Agent: Diane Van Os
20090021800 - Display system: The display system includes the display apparatus and the scanner apparatus disposed so as to be drawable forward below the display apparatus. In addition, the upper unit is attached so as to be openable and closeable to the lower unit. Moreover, in the scanner apparatus, a sheet-like original, an image... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090021798 - High speed flatbed scanner comprising digital image-capture module with two-dimensional optical image photo-sensor or digital camera: The present invention is a flatbed scanner operating with a digital image capture module comprising two-dimensional (2D) optical image photo-sensor and in particular with a digital camera or digital video camera. The present invention further relates to flatbed scanners and means and methods of supporting cameras, and particularly, although not... Agent: Furr Law Firm
20090021801 - Light scanning apparatus and scanning display apparatus: A light scanning apparatus includes a scanner 104 which scans a coherent light beam from a light source 101, a light beam component generator 110 which divides the coherent light beam outgoing from the scanner 104 into a plurality of light beam components, and an optical system 105 which collects... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.l.p.
20090021802 - Image forming apparatus, control method thereof and program thereof: An image forming apparatus which performs an exposure of a plurality of line images concurrently, by scanning an image carrier with a plurality of light beams in a main scanning direction and simultaneously drives the image carrier in a sub scanning direction, the image forming apparatus having: a plurality of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090021803 - Image reading apparatus, image-reading processing apparatus, image reading method, and computer program product: An image reading apparatus includes a flatbed image reading unit, an ADF image reading unit, a storage unit, and a control unit, wherein the control unit includes a flatbed image-reading control unit that controls the flatbed image reading unit to read an image of a read-condition setting sheet, and stores... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090021804 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus includes an image reading unit to read a plurality of different images from a single image at various focal distances, and an image processing unit to extract clear pixels from the read images to synthesize the extracted pixels. According to the apparatus and a method thereof,... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090021805 - Scanner apparatus and information display system provided with the same: A compact scanner apparatus is provided that is suitable for constituting an information display system by being stored in a pedestal which supports a display apparatus. The scanner apparatus is composed of an upper unit provided with an automatic document feeder and a lower unit provided with an image reading... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090021808 - Method and apparatus for converting color-describing input data, which are suitable for graphical output using an output device, into color-describing adapted output data: In a method to convert color-describing input print data suitable for graphical output with aid of an output apparatus into color-describing output print data, color proportions, defined by the input print data, of at least one region to be inked with at least two color separations, are determined, and a... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090021807 - Method and system for predicting print colors: Inherent reflectances and scattering coefficients of color materials to be used in producing a print are calculated, and target printing base solid predicted reflectances are calculated using the calculated inherent reflectances and scattering coefficients, and the spectral reflectance of a target printing base, according to the Kubelka-Munk theory. Colorimetric values... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090021806 - Scanner color correction device and control method thereof: A color correction apparatus of a scanner and a method of controlling the same. The color correction apparatus changes data existing outside of the gamut boundary to the other data existing within a gamut boundary in order to correctly express a gamut, and correctly corrects the color of the scanner.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090021809 - System and method for maintaining hue constancy: System and method for maintaining perceived hue constancy. A method for displaying an image includes receiving a color vector and associated image data, remapping the color vector to maintain a perceived hue constancy by adjusting a hue component of the color vector in response to a change in a lightness... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090021810 - Method of scene balance using panchromatic pixels: A method of providing an enhanced image including color and panchromatic pixels, includes using a captured image of a scene that was captured by a two-dimensional sensor array having both color and panchromatic pixels; providing an image having paxels in response to the captured image so that each paxel has... Agent: Frank Pinncelli Patent Legal Staff01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090015847 - Printer-initiated printing method and apparatus: A printing method that allows a user to initiate printing of files on a host computer from the printer side with one or more button touches. The user initiates printing from the printer using one or more buttons, such as a dedicated easy print button. The printer sends a data... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP
20090015856 - Methods and structure for managing presentation of multi-language fonts: Methods and structures for improved font management providing for selection of one or more subsets of a selected typeface font in a font management program. A user is presented with information identifying one or more subsets of related code points in a selected typeface in a font management program. By... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090015857 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer readable medium storing program: An image forming apparatus includes: a display that displays a normal operational screen and information other than the normal operational screen; a personal information acquiring unit that acquires personal information of a user from his or her identification information stored on a storage medium; and a controller that controls post-processing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090015858 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: The image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a specific pattern detecting unit which detects a background pattern representing additional information from inputted original document image data; an information detecting unit which extracts the additional information represented by the background pattern which is detected by the specific pattern detecting... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090015861 - Document management system, document management program, document management system configuration method, and server computer: There is provided a system or the like capable of managing a document not printed on a paper medium so that an administrator of the document may be identified. According to the document management system of the present invention, a first processing unit 110 recognizes an identifier to identify a... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090015865 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable recording medium: An image forming apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes (a) a print engine that performs secondary paper feed after primary paper feed, and generates an image based on image data and then transfers and fixes the image on a paper after the secondary paper feed, (b)... Agent: Von Simson & Chin
20090015863 - Image processing device, image forming device, image processing method, image forming method, program, and computer readable recording medium on which the program is recorded: In case of transmitting a document file such as a PDF file to a printer without converting it into print data, a PC extracts from the document file to be printed information to be accessed when starting an analysis of the document file and transmits the information to the printer.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090015864 - Image-processing apparatus and image-processing method: An object-data item optimized for print settings is acquired from an image-processing apparatus and/or another image-processing apparatus, and intermediate data including a combination of plural object-data items including the acquired optimized object-data item is generated. The generated intermediate data is converted into bitmap data generated in pages so that intermediate... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090015859 - Job distribution among networked resources in a document processing environment: A method of assigning a job in a document processing environment may include receiving, by a first resource, an identifier and a job. The first resource may be in communication with a plurality of second resources in a document processing environment. The identifier may correspond to a profile corresponding to... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090015860 - Methods and systems for improved job workflow processing: Methods and systems for improved workflow management for a related group of jobs. A group of related jobs are received from a job source and are processed independently and in accordance with an associated job type for each job. The jobs may be processed and reprocessed independent of all other... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090015866 - Printing apparatus having authenticated printing functionality: A printing apparatus 10 is provided with authenticated printing functionality and make it easy to select print data items to be printed after authentication. The printing apparatus 10 comprises a print information storage unit 180 operable to store, in association with each other, print data and information on whether or... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090015862 - Scanning method and scanning system using twain driver: A scanning method used to scan documents in a scanning system, the system including a scanner and a user host computer having a technology without an interesting name (TWAIN) driver, the scanner and the user host computer connected by a local interface and a network, includes selecting one of the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090015867 - Apparatus and method of activating image forming apparatus: An apparatus, method, system, and computer program and product each capable of activating an image forming apparatus according to configuration information approved by an authorized user are disclosed.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090015869 - Image collage builder: A computer-implemented method includes providing a collage layout comprising one or more image receiving areas on a user interface, moving an image symbol representing a digital image into a first image receiving area in the collage layout; and storing a data structure comprising digital data associated with the digital image... Agent: Xin Wen
20090015868 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image forming apparatus thereof: An image processing apparatus includes an image processor which generates printing data of a document displayed as a preview image and a controller which controls the image processor to generate the printing data from which a hidden region is excluded, the hidden region not being displayed when the document is... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090015848 - Apparatus and method of calculating resolution: An apparatus and method of calculating a resolution. The method of calculating a resolution includes selecting a region having an edge from a test chart, calculating a spatial frequency response (SFR) of an image forming device that has printed the test chart from the selected region, setting a frequency that... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090015849 - Inkjet printing apparatus, image processing method and image processing apparatus: Development of uneven gloss is reduced when printing mutually adjacent printing regions with pigment ink while overlapping boundary regions each other. A joint section and a non-joint section employ mutually different image processing such that a larger amount of ink having a relatively higher gloss level is used in the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090015851 - Color calibration system: Disclosed a color calibration system including: a first printing system; and a second printing system, wherein a first image processing apparatus includes: a controller to control the first printing apparatus, to obtain first measurement result data, and to calculate first differential data which is a difference between the first measurement... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090015853 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus for forming a tone image using a density pattern method has a ROM for storing a density pattern corresponding to each of a number of tones and an ideal density value of each density pattern, and a sensor for detecting the optical density of an image... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090015852 - Image forming apparatus and color table generating method and color document printing method thereof: An image forming apparatus, and a color table generating method and color document printing method of the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a color matching unit to match colors of a color document containing one or more images formed with a preset number of colors with colors... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090015854 - Image-forming apparatus, control method for image-forming apparatus, and storage medium: An image-forming apparatus providing connection which is capable of realizing a user-friendly system environment in connection of a print-control apparatus and an image-forming apparatus present on an identical network. It is determined whether the image-forming apparatus is connected to the print-control apparatus (201). When it is determined that the image-forming... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090015855 - Method for correcting the gray balance of a printing process: A method for correcting gray balance of a printing process includes imaging printing forms assigned to color separations with a test form, printing a printing material using the printing forms in a printing press and calorimetrically measuring the test form printed onto the printing material. It is undesirably possible to... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090015850 - Rapid loading of interleaved rgb data into sse registers: Rapid loading of chromatically interleaved RGB data into SSE registers as chromatically segregated RGB data for print processing is achieved through a loading algorithm that relies on a reduced number of memory references. An exemplary method comprises the steps of loading into SSE registers a first instance of data of... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20090015870 - Apparatus and method to generate a halftoning screen and image forming apparatus for same: An apparatus to generate a halftoning screen and an image forming apparatus. The apparatus to generate a halftoning screen includes a dot center setting unit to set locations of dot centers according to a plurality of grey levels of print data, and a screen generating unit to grow dots from... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090015871 - Line printer: A plurality of types of positional shift postulated patterns are postulated wherein the positional shift of print head tips in a printer are postulated to have positional shift directions and distances. For each of the postulated positional shift postulated patterns, a base dithering mask is generated considering the ability to... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090015872 - Line printer and half toning processing method: A printer uses a dithering mask having a width that is 1/N (where N is a nonzero positive integer) times a number of pixels corresponding to the layout pitch of print head tips, so as to always have an identical positional relationship between the dithering mask and the connecting portions... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090015873 - Copy apparatus having a copy prevention function and a copy prevention method thereof: A copy apparatus having a copy prevention function. The copy apparatus includes a scan unit to scan an image, a pattern detection unit to detect patterns corresponding to pre-stored copy prevention patterns from among patterns in the scanned image, and a control unit to prevent the image from being printed... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090015874 - Method and system of vending a physical copy of a digital image: A method of vending a physical copy of a digital image includes embedding a version of the digital image and software for purchasing the physical copy of the image from an online image provider into source code for a website, such that, when the website is displayed, the version of... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090015875 - Image manipulation of digitized images of documents: A system and method for reading into memory a plurality of scanned image files, obtaining a set of parameters describing the extent to which each scanned image file deviates from a theoretical image file, wherein the set of parameters includes at least one of a horizontal offset, a vertical offset,... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090015876 - Method to certify facsimile transmissions: The invention is directed to techniques of facilitating document transmission from one entity through an electronic communications network. An entity may be a legally recognized person such as a corporation, partnership, organization, government, individual, and the like. As a legally recognized person, an entity may act as a principal with... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P. A.
20090015877 - Apparatus and method for document counting and reporting: A method and a multi-function machine are provided for scanning and counting documents, generating a summary report thereof, and dispatching the summary report to at least one destination. The summary report contains a count of the number of documents scanned or, additionally or alternatively, the number of document sides which... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)
20090015878 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and medium: An image processing apparatus includes a resolution-independent data generation unit which generates resolution-independent data, which does not depend on a resolution, from input data, a resolution-dependent data generation unit which generates resolution-dependent data, which depends on a resolution and is used to be rendered to bitmap data, from the generated... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090015879 - Image pickup device, signal processing device and signal processing method: An imaging device for reducing fixed pattern noise caused by dark current or the like. The imaging device (10) includes a solid state imaging device (11) and a signal processor (12). The solid state imaging device (11) includes a plurality of image cells (Ca) and generates a pixel signal having... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090015881 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling same: An image forming apparatus has a scanning unit capable of forming a plurality of lines of an image simultaneously by scanning, in a main scanning direction, laser beam that has been emitted from a plurality of laser emitting devices. The apparatus has a memory for storing an error characteristic, in... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090015882 - Laser oscillating mirror support for color printer: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for pre-rendering image data for a plurality of scanning paths are described here. The method includes receiving image data including a plurality of scan lines for a top portion of an image page, pre-rendering the data for a first scanning path to generate a first data... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
20090015880 - Method of optimal focusing for document scanner: A method of optimal focusing for a document scanner is disclosed. The scanner includes an optic module movable in a given scanning direction to perform scanning operation over an area of a document in a scan line by scan line manner by being driven by an optic module moving mechanism... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090015883 - Multi-functional device having scanner module and image scanning apparatus employing the scanner module: A scanner module comprises an illuminator configured to illuminate a document by emitting light onto the document. The illuminator comprises a light source configured to emit the light and a light guide unit configured to guide the light emitted from the light source to illuminate at least two areas on... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090015884 - Scanner module and image scanning apparatus employing the same: Disclosed are a scanner module and an image scanning apparatus employing the same. The scanner module includes a light source generating light to be irradiated onto an object and a light guide member extending in correspondence with a width of the object. The light guide member has a reflective surface... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090015885 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: A frequency adjusting unit adjusts a frequency of the clock signal to be supplied to a drive unit when an image is to be formed on the second face in response to a contraction ratio of the printing material on which an image has been formed on the first face.... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090015886 - Scanner module and image scanning apparatus employing the same: Disclosed are a scanner module and an image scanning apparatus employing the same. The scanner module includes a light source generating light to be irradiated onto an object and a light guide member extending in correspondence with a width of the object to be scanned. The light guide member has... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090015887 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: A sheet of a document is scanned, character objects are extracted from a scan image, the extracted character objects are divided line by line, and the direction of the document is set on the basis of a blank percentage determined according to start and end positions of lines. If the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090015888 - Color reproduction error minimization method and device: Mapping an input color space into a colorimetric subspace can generate a target colorimetry space. Initial device color values can be used to generate an initial reference colorimetry space. A penalty error between the target colorimetry space and the reference colorimetry space can be minimized by generating a next reference... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090009788 - Image processing apparatus: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus for allowing a user to easily understand a direction of setting a document intuitively, in which, when two single sided documents are printed on front and rear faces of a recording sheet, a display section is caused to display an image showing... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090009789 - Image forming apparatus, document management method, and computer program product: With widely-used standard techniques (RSS, HTTP, and Basic authentication), there is realized a function of storing electronic document data via a network, a function of notifying a user of an update status of the electronic document data through the RSS, and a function of printing the electronic document data through... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090009790 - Image forming device: There is provided an image forming device, comprising: a print unit configured to form an image on a recording medium in which a memory device is embedded; a detection unit configured to detect a condition of the memory device embedded in the recording medium, the detection unit being positioned on... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090009791 - Image processing system for preventing forgery: Conventionally, it is impossible to securely and efficiently implement the judgment of specific images. In order to solve this task, an image processing apparatus according to the present invention is characterized in including an input unit (in these embodiments, this corresponds to, for example, the interface unit in FIG. 1)... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090009795 - Host device and method to set distributed printing: A host device and method for a distributed printing setup includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses registered to a database and a user interface (UI) generator to generate a UI screen to generate a workflow relating to the image forming apparatuses. When the distributed printing setup of a file... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090009803 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable recording medium: An image forming apparatus comprises a display unit; and a display controlling unit that causes the display unit to display a first ready screen and a second ready screen. The first ready screen is displayed when a job can be accepted, and the first ready screen indicates that a job... Agent: Von Simson & Chin
20090009793 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes a display that displays a normal operational screen and information other than the normal operational screen; an alert information creating unit that creates alert information for making a user aware of a trouble occurring; and a display controller that, upon a trouble occurring when information... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090009800 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form an image based on input printing data, a storage unit to store history information of the printing data therein, and a controller to determine whether the inputted printing data is already printed already by using the history information, and... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090009796 - Image forming device having multi-ports, a host device for providing a communication port, and methods for providing a communication port: A host device to provide a communication port. The host device includes a port information identifying unit which sends a request to an image forming device for port information regarding a plurality of communication ports, and a control unit which uses the identified port information to set one of the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090009799 - Image forming system, device managing method thereof, and program therefor: An image forming system capable of providing a connection configuration as that the network function provided by the image forming apparatus can be sufficiently utilized, even when the print controlling apparatus and the image forming apparatus are connected to each other. The image forming system comprises an image forming apparatus... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090009806 - Image processing apparatus: When a setup item assigned to a flexible key 132 is an alternative setup item set to a setup content selected from among a plurality of setup contents, the setup content is set by displaying the plurality of setup contents one by one in sequence in a display area 132a... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20090009801 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: When a process which does not carry out printing of image data by a print function is designated, based on the setting for the process, a determination is made as to whether a print function restriction setting is to be applied or not. As a result of the determination, when... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090009794 - Image processing apparatus capable of tracing printed image, image processing method executed in the image processing apparatus, and image processing program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to store a detailed history of outputting an image, MFP includes an image obtaining portion to obtain an image, an additional information obtaining portion to obtain additional information related to the obtained image, an embedding portion to generate an output image formed by adding the additional information to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090009807 - Information processing apparatus, rule file outputting apparatus, program, and method of determining exclusive relationship between parameters: The propriety of combining received parameters is determined based on a property as a characteristic resulting from the content of processing executed in accordance with each of the parameters. Thus, if the relationship between the parameters incapable of being simultaneously used is defined in terms of the “property,” it is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090009804 - Method of controlling user information and information processing apparatus: A method of controlling user information for an information processing apparatus includes the steps of a process of an application program requesting user information controlling unit to obtain an item of said user information, and said user information controlling unit providing the obtained item of said user information to said... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090009798 - Optical writing device, image forming apparatus and light quantity correcting method: Disclosed is an optical writing device comprising: a plurality of light emitting diode elements which are arranged in a main scanning direction; and a plurality of radio frequency identification tags which are provided correspondingly to one or more light emitting diode elements among the plurality of light emitting diode elements,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090009797 - Print controlling apparatus: The invention relates to a print controlling apparatus for controlling the operation of a printer. The print controlling apparatus according to an aspect of the invention includes: a setting information storing section that memorizes language type information and country area information that are set for the print controlling apparatus; a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090009802 - Print management system and related methods: A print management system may include at least one client device for generating print jobs, and a plurality of print servers for storing print job information based upon the generated print jobs. The print servers may cooperate to share the print job information therebetween. At least one printing station may... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20090009792 - Printer formatter in a removable card: A method and system for integrating a printer controller with a PC card. This system includes an office machine and a removable PC card that can be operationally coupled with the office machine. The office machine has a rendering engine for rendering images and a PC card slot for operationally... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell
20090009805 - Printing system and method of controlling a printing system: Disclosed is a printing system having a data processing apparatus on which printer driver software capable of setting various kinds of print conditions is installed, and a printer for performing a printing operation based on print job data transmitted from the data processing apparatus. The printer driver software provides a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090009808 - Setting information transmission/reception system: When a setting relating to the print quality of a printer 3 is changed (T601), sending of ssdp:byebye to PCs 2 (T603) and time measurement by a timer 37 (T605) are executed. Then, after the elapse of 30 seconds from the start of time measurement by the timer 37, ssdp:alive... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090009809 - Image forming apparatus and job information management method: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, including: a first storage section to store a job information item of a job whose execution has been completed; a nonvolatile second storage section having a larger capacity for storing the job information item than the first storage section; and a control section to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090009810 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, image forming program, and recording medium: An image forming apparatus includes a reading means for reading image data of an original to be read, an area specifying means for specifying an image area from the read image data, a printing means for printing the image data, a post-processing means for subjecting recording paper to post-processing after... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090009776 - Adaptive cycle up convergence criteria: A method of adjusting cycle-up criteria of a device based on estimated noise levels, including obtaining a current estimated noise level, adjusting the cycle-up criteria according to the estimated noise level, comparing at least one signal, from which the noise level is estimated, with at least one target value, calculating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20090009777 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus includes a feed unit that transports a recording medium from a setting position, a record head that performs recording on the recording medium, a first detection unit that detects passage of a rear end of the recording medium at a predetermined position on the downstream side of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090009781 - Color printing system: In a color printing system the printer driver automatically obtains local characteristic information, such as countries, cities, languages, etc., stored in the OS of the host computer. The printer driver or the image forming apparatus color-converts the input data into output data, which reflects the color preference of the specific... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090009778 - Converting black to composite black in digital printing: A method of converting black to composite/process black in a digital color print engine. A lightness adjustment is employed for converting input image (O, O, O, Kin) to Ko and initial values of Co, Mo, Yo are set equal to Ko and then converted to C1, M1, Y1, K1 by... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090009779 - Image forming apparatus and a control method to improve image quality: An image forming apparatus and a control method to improve image quality. In the image forming apparatus, an edge detecting unit detects an edge pixel from scanned image data, an edge processing unit determines whether the edge pixel is a color edge pixel or a black edge pixel and applies... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090009780 - Image outputting apparatus, control method, and storage medium: An image outputting apparatus obtains attribute information about image data prior to acquisition of the image data stored in an external apparatus. The image outputting apparatus accepts an output request of the image data by using the attribute information while obtaining the image data. The image outputting apparatus holds the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090009782 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program thereof: In prior art, there are some occasions where functions of a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern are impaired when printed on a sheet after rotation because of the level difference appearing between the density level of a latent image portion and the density level of a background portion of a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern. To... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090009785 - Image processing method, apparatus and memory medium therefor: Correction for color fog is securely achieved with limited load of processing. The RGB image data are converted into the luminance Y and the chromaticity values C1, C2, then a highlight point and a shadow point are determined and are connected to define the axis of the color solid. The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090009784 - Method for printing onto coloured substrates: A method for printing an electronic image comprising a plurality of pixels onto a substrate using a computer-assisted image processing system, said method comprising the step of using alpha channel information in combination with substrate color information to calculate the transparency level that needs to be applied to each pixel.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090009787 - Multicolorant separation system and method: A method separates a color vector into a colorant vector for a printing system that uses more than four colorants, for example cyan, magenta, yellow, black, orange and green colorants. According to the method, the separation process is split up into partial four colorant processes that contain opponent colors. For... Agent: Agfa C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090009786 - Printer controller for a pagewidth printer configured to perform ink counts: Provided is a printer controller for a pagewidth printer having a printhead configured to print ink supplied from an ink cartridge with print quality information. The controller includes a processor having an address, data and control bus, an expander unit and a decoder unit each coupled to the bus and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090009783 - Printing apparatus, control method of printing apparatus, and storage medium: A user can easily tell whether image position adjustment is being appropriately performed for accommodating units in which printing media is accommodated. A printing method for controlling a printing apparatus so as to cause a printing unit to print on a sheet fed from a sheet accommodation unit, includes: accepting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090009811 - Method for screening an image: To improve the rendering of a printing, a halftone rendering method is applied. This method optimally comprises a step for the adaptive tiling of the image. This tiling is based on a subdivision of the image by self-similar structures. These subdivisions are locally limited by the local intensity of the... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090009812 - Distortion compensation for printing: A printing machine includes a substrate and at least one printhead with at least two material deposition channels which are movable with respect to the substrate, wherein the printhead is mounted on a stage which allows rotation of the printhead around an axis perpendicular to the substrate and translation in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090009813 - Update control of image processing control data: This invention relates to the updating of image processing control data that is related to image data and controls image processing of the image data. An image related data generator generates an image file that includes image data and image processing data pre-stored therein. The image processing control data can... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090009814 - Document management system, method, and program, and image forming apparatus: A disclosed document management system reduces the risk of information leakage and prevents an operation error by simplifying operations. The document management system includes an image forming apparatus with a scan unit for scanning a paper document into digitized document data; a user authentication server for user authentication; and an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090009815 - Apparatus for electronic storage of recipes: A recipe storage device provides a simple user interface for scanning or inputting recipes for storage and retrieving and displaying the stored recipes. The stored recipes can be searched based on an associated category or on search terms found in the recipe.... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090009816 - Printer apparatus and printing method for printer apparatus: In a printer apparatus of the invention, a file storage unit stores an archive file including plural files each having a reservation keyword, a processing content designation data holding unit holds plural processing content designation data in which the reservation keyword and processing content on the file are made to... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090009817 - Scanning apparatus and white calibration method thereof: A scanning apparatus includes a lookup table generating unit to generate a multidimensional lookup table to convert input signals into standard signals, a minimum value computing unit to scan a white reference and compute minimum RGB values therefrom, a calibration region determining unit to establish a minimum size region in... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090009818 - Communication device: A communication device transmits voice and facsimile signals in the same channel between a terminal device and a packet network. The communication device has an echo canceler and a jitter buffer. The jitter buffer has a delay recovery control function that selectively deletes data from the jitter buffer to recover... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090009819 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image area of a main scanning line is segmented into a plurality of regions, with a first image being formed that has a first number of pixels in each of the plurality of regions, and a second image being formed that has a second number of pixels in each... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090009820 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus comprises:an area extraction portion for detecting a boundary between a not-printed area and an effective image area which is not a not-printed part in image data in both the fast scan and slow scan directions and for extracting one or a plurality of the effective image... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20090009821 - Image processing apparatus, image processing control method and computer-readable storage medium: An image processing apparatus has a plurality of processing parts configured to execute different processes with respect to image data, and an executing sequence determination part configured to determine an executing sequence of the processing parts based on conditions related to a requested image processing. The processing parts execute the... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20090009822 - Solid-state image pickup device and image pickup method: A solid-state image pickup device and image pickup method eliminate a dark-current component by adjusting the black level appropriately even if the dark-current component varies among horizontal lines. A pixel array includes light-receiving pixel elements and light-blocking pixel elements disposed such that horizontal lines include the light-blocking pixel elements individually.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090009823 - Image forming apparatus: A present invention is provided with a laser light source having a plurality of laser elements capable of scanning a plurality of lines in parallel in a sub-scanning direction at a second resolution, which is higher than a first resolution of an image to be formed in a main scanning... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090009824 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit, a control unit and a reference color region. The control unit includes a preliminary read processing unit, a first image acquisition unit, a second image acquisition unit and a reprocessing instruction unit. The reprocessing instruction unit specifies a schematic position of a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090009825 - Image-reading processing apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image-reading processing method: An image-reading processing apparatus is connected to an image reading apparatus being capable of reading both surface images of a document, including a storage unit and a control unit, wherein the control unit includes a double-face reading control unit that controls the image reading apparatus to scan both the surfaces... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090009826 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus including same: An optical scanning apparatus includes a light source configured to emit a light beam which scans an object to be scanned, a light source retainer configured to retain the light source, a holder including an engaging portion and configured to detachably hold the light source retainer in an optical axis... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090009827 - Image scanning apparatus: An image scanning apparatus includes a scanning section which scans an object opposite to a linear scanning area along a main scanning direction while moving the scanning area along a subscanning direction intersecting the main scanning direction. The scanning section generates image data on the basis of the result of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090009829 - Image reading system and program for reading electronic paper, and image forming apparatus including the image reading system: An image reading system includable in an image forming apparatus includes a document feed tray to contain original documents including either or both of a non-electronic recording medium and an electronic paper that includes a memory and a first communication element, a primary sensor to read the electronic data from... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090009828 - Original reading device and image forming apparatus: A line image sensor reads an image of a reading position on a contact glass by a plurality of lines in a main-scanning direction. A replacing unit replaces, when there are a pixel whose read values of read data from a plurality of read lines in same main scanning period... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090009830 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and storage medium: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including an image forming section in which writing units are disposed in a sub-scanning direction for each color, the writing units having writing elements arranged in a main scanning direction, and which forms a color image by superimposing an image of each color formed... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090009832 - Scan-type image display device: A scan-type image display device which displays an image by scan of laser beam emitted from a light source in one direction and another direction of a light receiving surface includes: a first scan unit which performs scan of the laser beam in the one direction by deflecting the laser... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090009833 - Color conversion apparatus and color conversion method: An object of the present invention is to display a color by sufficiently utilizing a color space capable of being displayed by a display. In order to attain the above described object, a color conversion apparatus according to the present invention includes unit that reads an original in which a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090002724 - Banding profile estimator using multiple sampling intervals: A method of integrating multiple sampling interval image data with timing information from a defect once-around sensor and the machine page sync signals to estimate a banding profile. By augmenting the sampling interval data with the timing data, proper phasing of each frequency over each sampling interval can be maintained.... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090002725 - Handicap accessible office products: This is a system which is adapted to make it easier for a wheelchair occupant to operate a marking system. There is a lowering device that lowers the module or modules to a location convenient to the wheelchair user. The modules ideally are on the same vertical plane or to... Agent: James J. Ralabate
20090002742 - Image input/output apparatus and image input/output method: A disclosed image input/output apparatus includes an image information acquiring unit configured to acquire image information; an identification information recognition unit configured to recognize identification information included in the image information acquired by the image information acquiring unit; and an output control unit configured to identify and output the image... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090002741 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, recording medium, and program: An information processing apparatus configured to edit data including an object used for forming an image includes a determination unit configured to determine whether the object can be normally output with a resource used for forming a specific image before forming an image of the object, and a generation unit... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090002740 - Job control device, multifunction device, and an operation method thereof: A job control device, a multifunction device, and an operation method thereof are provided. The job control device includes a middleware unit that supports connection with a multifunction device comprising multiple devices having independent functions, and a job control unit that controls performing of a job by at least one... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090002743 - Method and apparatus for allowing packet in network image forming apparatus: A method of allowing a packet in a network image forming apparatus includes setting user account information corresponding to the plurality of network interfaces, determining allowability of a received packet by using information included in the received packet and the set user account information, and when the received packet is... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090002753 - Analysis method, analysis system, analysis apparatus and recording medium: An analysis system for analyzing the usage pattern of a machine operating in accordance with control information transmitted from an information processing apparatus by using an analysis apparatus. The system includes the information processing apparatus and the analysis apparatus. The information processing apparatus includes a first transmitting part transmitting control... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090002746 - Apparatus for communicating with a rfid tag, tape cartridge and tag tape: There are included an antenna transmitting and receiving information through a radio communication with a RFID circuit element, a signal processing circuit and a transmission portion of a radio frequency circuit configured to execute write or read of information with respect to an IC circuit part of the RFID circuit... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20090002745 - Bi-directional communication between printer and client: A method of enabling bi-directional communication in a point and print (PnP) architecture between a printer and a client includes initiating a PnP installation to receive a printer component at the client from a printer server. The printer component is received at the client from the printer server and a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090002750 - Command information management apparatus, print system and computer readable medium: A computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for managing print processing, the process includes: acquiring plural pieces of command information; acquiring, when receiving a request for list information from a printer of the printers, retrieval information including request location information which indicates location... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090002757 - Converter and control method of converter: A converter that converts a data received from a wireless communication interface to a data that is based on a wire-communication standard, the converter including a wire-communication interface that communicates with a printer based on a wire-communication standard, a wireless communication interface that communicates with a terminal unit based on... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090002754 - Image forming apparatus management server, service continuity score (scs) calculating method of management server, and image forming apparatus management system: An image forming apparatus management server, a Service Continuity Score (SCS) calculating method of the management server, and an image forming apparatus management system. A setup manager sets a priority with respect to items required to calculate an SCS indicative of a normal operation time of an image forming apparatus,... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090002747 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and recording medium storing printing control program: An image forming apparatus, which includes: a printing data reception section that receives printing data through a communication section; a printing data storage section that stores the printing data and authentication information added to the printing data in association with each other; a printing section that prints the printing data... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090002744 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and control method therefor: This invention uses a storage device more effectively than ever before to store image data in a predetermined storage device for future security chasing. A determination unit (203) determines whether related image data which can be considered substantially identical to image data acquired by an acquisition unit (210) is stored... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090002749 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof, computer program, and information processing system: The apparatus transmits first image data indicating form contents and setting information associated with the print sheet on which the form contents are printed in advance to a server managing data associated with the overlay-print process, for registration by the server. When an execution instruction of the overlay-print process is... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090002755 - Information processing apparatus, print control method, and computer program: From contents of each record of variable data, a post-printing process to the record is predetermined. A time to start the post-printing process is read out of a distribution route running information table. Based on the time, a post-printing process start time (departure time of a truck) is decided every... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090002759 - Information processing system, information processing unit, control method, program and a recording medium: An information processing system includes a plurality of information processing units wirelessly communicating with each other, each of which includes a distribution data receiving section for receiving distribution data to be distributed to each of the information processing units from an information processing unit that has received the distribution data... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC
20090002751 - Method and apparatus for printing data with predetermined format using bluetooth communication, and method of storing template data: A method and apparatus for printing data with a predetermined format transmitted from a terminal device using Bluetooth communication. The method includes receiving the data having the predetermined format from the terminal device using Bluetooth communication; combining the received data having the predetermined format with template data corresponding to the... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090002760 - Method for mobile and pervasive output: Pervasive output capability is provided so that an information apparatus can pervasively output digital content to an output device regardless of the processing power, display screen size and memory space of the information apparatus. This allows small mobile devices with limited display, processing power, and memory to be able to... Agent: Ipsolon LLP
20090002756 - Print control device, printing system and computer-readable recording medium storing printing program: A print controlling device is provided with a print process executing unit capable of concurrently executing a plurality of printing processes for a plurality of printing devices, respectively. Each of the plurality of printing processes is a process for generating print data to be transmitted to a printing device. The... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090002758 - Printer: A printer may be provided with a receiving device, a housing portion, a print device, a detecting device, a determination device, and a controller. The receiving device receives a print job including print data and type information specifying the type of print medium. The housing portion houses a print medium... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090002752 - Printing control apparatus and printing control method: A printing control apparatus to store print data in a storage area from a print application and to send the print data to a print apparatus. The printing control apparatus includes a control unit to send, when a billing code is set in a first received print data, the print... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090002748 - Usage status management device, recording medium storing usage status processing program, usage status management system, and usage status management method: A usage status management device, which includes a collection section that collects usage history information of an image forming device, the usage history information including information on a usage of a display operation section of the image forming device, an analysis section that analyzes a usage status of the image... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090002762 - Image processing apparatus, computer readable recording medium stored with image processing program, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus applies a compression process to each of a plurality of areas within a page independently on a specified page of image data consisting of a plurality of pages, and stores thus obtained compressed image data in a storage unit. Next, the image processing apparatus identifies an... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20090002763 - Information processing apparatus and information processing system: An image processing apparatus (information processing apparatus) is capable of storing image data (data) generated by reading a document image into a storage device (storage medium) such as a USB memory. When the storage device cannot store the image data due to a shortage of capacity, the image processing apparatus... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090002761 - Method for mobile and pervasive output: A compression and storage device comprises: a compressor configured to compress data; a central processing unit (CPU) configured to control storage of the compressed data and to perform at least one additional task; an electronic memory organized as storage blocks each having a storage block size; a direct memory access... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090002764 - Arranging graphic objects on a page with relative area based control: In one aspect, respective target rendering sizes of graphic objects to be arranged on a page are ascertained based on a respective nominal size assigned to the graphic objects. Different candidate layouts of the graphic objects on the page are constructed. A final layout of the graphic objects is determined... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090002726 - Raster image processing of hold jobs when digital front end is idle: Digital front end (DFE) raster image processing (RIP) performance is enhanced by automatically releasing and raster image processing held jobs, saving the print ready pages produced for later output. In this way, when an operator moves one of the held jobs to an active state, the job immediately starts printing,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.
20090002729 - Data transmission apparatus: A data transmission apparatus transmits data relating to an image to be recorded on a recording medium to an ink-jet recording apparatus including a line-type ink-jet head which is formed with an ejection face having a plurality of ejection openings arranged in a matrix. A data generation unit included in... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20090002727 - Printer controller for a printer printing according to print quality information supplied by a print cartridge: The invention provides for a printer controller for a pagewidth printer having a printhead configured to print ink supplied from an ink cartridge with print quality information. The controller includes a processor having an address, data and control bus, an expander unit and a decoder unit each coupled to the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090002728 - Printing apparatus and control method therefor: An object of this invention is to provide a printing apparatus capable of reducing slanting displacement for high-quality image. To achieve this object, slant information of a printing element array (141, 142, 143, 144) in a printhead scanning direction is obtained. Image data used to print by one scanning of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090002730 - Adaptor, image supply device, printing system, and control method therefor: An adaptor which mediates between an image supply device and a printer causes the printer to print by selecting either of the first operation mode in which image data from the image supply device is received by wireless communication and before the completion of receiving the image data, a print... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090002737 - Color gamut data creating device: A color gamut data creating device includes a locating unit, and an extracting unit. The locating unit locates characteristic points based on the measurement points on a target plane. The extracting unit extracts at least three vertices of a color gamut from among the characteristic points. Thee at least three... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090002734 - Image copying apparatus, control method therefor, program, and method for generating 3d-lut: There is provided an image copying apparatus provided with a scanner and a printer, the image copying apparatus comprising: an obtaining unit which obtains image data by causing the scanner scan an image of an original; a correction unit which performs correction processing that adds, to saturation, a value corresponding... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090002732 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product: An image forming apparatus includes an attribute determining unit that determines an attribute concerning a hue of an original; a multi-page layout unit configured to arrange image data of a plurality of originals on a single sheet thereby obtaining a multi-page layout; and a cost calculating unit that calculates a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090002736 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image forming apparatus, image forming method, and recorded material: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention, includes an image input unit which inputs main image information defined by first, second and third color component information corresponding to at least three colors, a modulation unit which modulates a color difference grid pattern by sub information, a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090002731 - Image processing method and program therefor: Information indicating an area of an image and information indicating attributes of the image have been stored in an IC chip attached to an original paper. When a copying apparatus performs a character recognition process operation with respect to an image displayed on the original paper, the copying apparatus reads... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090002738 - Image-printing device: An image-printing device includes a reading unit, a sample characteristic amount extracting unit, an original characteristic amount extracting unit, an image converting unit, and a printing unit. The reading unit reads a sample image and an original image. The sample image has a sample characteristic amount indicating a characteristic of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090002739 - Method of printing with a personal computer and connected printer: A method of printing includes the steps of rendering continuous tone (“contone”) data to a pixel level and subsequently compressing the contone data in a personal computer. The bi-level data is rendered to a dot level and subsequently compressed in said personal computer. The method also includes the steps of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20090002733 - Printing apparatus, control method therefor, program, and storage medium: A printing apparatus which is capable of carrying out proxy printing by a simple operation of attaching a removable storage medium, while preventing an erroneous operation without complicating an operation for selecting a function from various functions for use with the removable storage medium. The printing apparatus prints out print... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090002735 - Printing control apparatus and printing system: In order to enable a user to easily perform setting of tandem printing, icons 20 of multiple printing apparatuses 1 which execute the tandem printing are displayed on a screen of a monitor 3 of a printing control apparatus 2. The user performs an operation of drawing a line with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090002765 - Systems and methods of trapping for print devices: Systems and methods are provided for identifying candidates for trapping in a frame buffer by correlating display list object information stored in an object-ID plane with pixel data in the frame buffer. In some embodiments, the display list of objects may be generated from the PDL description of a document.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090002766 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: In a case in which image data used to form an image on a recording medium in a plurality of scans performed across a recording area of the recording medium is generated, a coefficient determination unit determines assignments of output density for the scans on the basis of density characteristics... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090002767 - Picture color tone controlling apparatus and picture color tone controlling method for a printing press: The object of the present invention is to provide a picture color tone controlling apparatus and a picture color tone controlling method for a printing press wherein, also where different kinds of screening are used jointly to carry out printing, color tone control can be carried out with high accuracy.... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090002768 - Document color and shades of gray optimization using dithered monochrome surfaces: Methods, apparatus, software, and systems of the present invention allow for optimization of color and shades of gray documents prior to their conversion to a monochrome format. If color/gray elements are identified in the document, the distance between them and their intensity is determined. If there are elements with the... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.
20090002769 - Communication apparatus: A communication apparatus preventing output of wasteful error reports is provided. To this end, first, the communication apparatus comprises a display means displaying an error report regarding a communication error and a print means printing an error report regarding a communication error. The communication apparatus further comprises a control means... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090002770 - Host-assisted web page printing from mobile devices: A system and method for performing host-assisted web page printing from a mobile device is disclosed. A direct communication link is established with the mobile device and one or more files associated with a web page are received from the mobile device. The one or more files associated with the... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090002771 - System and method to perform mobile printing from handheld devices: A system and method for printing a file on a remote printer via an electronic message. A personal electronic device transmits an electronic message requesting a listing of available electronic files. The personal electronic device then receives an electronic message in response to the request containing a list of available... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP
20090002772 - Information processing apparatus and information processing program: An information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus has a facsimile function of transmitting data to an external apparatus and is capable of communicating with a terminal through a network. The information processing apparatus includes a storage unit which stores data; a detection unit which detects whether the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20090002773 - Facsimile device: A facsimile device may be capable of sending and receiving facsimile data by utilizing a first communication line. The facsimile device may comprise an information input device configured to input information, a line connecting device that connects the first communication line in a case where predetermined information is input to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090002778 - Image processing apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image processing system: An image reading apparatus scans an original and generates image data of the original, sequentially transmits the image data while scanning the original, detects a predetermined particular image from the image data, and transmits a detection result of detecting the particular image. An image processing apparatus receives the image data... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090002776 - Image scanning apparatus and method thereof: An image scanning apparatus includes a light source unit having a plurality of lamps. A converter supplies power to the plurality of lamps and adjusts the power according to a desired light intensity of each the plurality of lamps. A controller controls the converter such that at least one of... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090002775 - Interferometric measurement of non-homogeneous multi-material surfaces: Correction factors for the ALR and PTR parameters of magnetic-head sliders are determined by calculating an effective reflectivity and a corresponding PCOR at each pixel of the air-bearing surface. The absolute value of reflectivity at each pixel of the AlTiC air-bearing surface is obtained from an empirical equation relating it... Agent: Antonio R. Durando
20090002774 - Phased illumination method for image capture system: Imaging devices and methods that permit the capture of digital images of an original document sequentially illuminated by a plurality of light sources. In one aspect, a first digital image is captured using illumination from a first illumination angle, a second digital image is captured using illumination from a second... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20090002777 - Recording apparatus: A recording apparatus, performing recording by time-division driving of multiple recording elements on a recording head in increments of blocks, includes: a storing unit storing recording data; an obtaining unit obtaining information relating to inclination of the recording elements in the main scanning direction; a changing unit changing, in increments... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090002779 - Printing support system and printing support method: Disclosed is a printing support system that includes an acquisition unit which acquires image data by scanning a medium having a fold position as a recognizer at a position which corresponds to a fold position on a print out form, a recognition unit which recognizes the recognizer from the image... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090002780 - Image scanning device and multifunction apparatus having the same: An image scanning device includes a main body casing, a scanning unit which is movably disposed within the main body casing, and a position indicating unit to generate position information of the scanning unit, and to wirelessly receive and display the position information.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090002781 - 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
20090002782 - System and method for converting over-range colors: A method includes dividing an input range of color values of a first color space into a plurality of sub-ranges, wherein at least one of the sub-ranges comprises an over-range color value. The method also includes determining for each sub-range a level of accuracy in converting color values within each... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090002783 - Image processing apparatus and profile generating method: Color compression processing capable of sufficiently maintaining a visual constant hue property even after the color compression processing is realized. There is provided a method for generating a profile used to convert a color of a first color reproduction range into a color of a second color reproduction range. The... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090002784 - Image reading device and reading-characteristic correction method for image reading device: An image reading device for reading front and back sides of an original using different reading units has a simple configuration and is capable of matching the input-output characteristic of the front side and the input-output characteristic of the back side and reducing a difference between color on the front... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090002785 - Display color correcting system: A display color-correcting system is provided. Color response values are measured that go into the vertices of polyhedra in a cubic color output space of the display. A set of corresponding values for the display is built from intermediate values determined between the measured color response values. The intermediate values... Agent: Ishimaru & Zahrt LLPPrevious industry: Optics: measuring and testing
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