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Facsimile and static presentation processing February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090051940 - Data processing device, ink jet printing system and data processing method: To enable the printing in which it is difficult for the dot to stand out and it is difficult for the gradation sequence properties to be degraded. Therefore, among plural dots each having a different size, the binary processing is carried out by using the same first dot arrangement pattern... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051950 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus which combines a character string image with an image of image data and forms a combined image, including: a display section to display the character string image; and a control section to generate the character string image to be combined to the image and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090051955 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a receiving unit for receiving image information including first user information; a detection unit for detecting the first user information from the image information; an input unit for inputting second user information and a process; a comparison unit for comparing the first user information with... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20090051953 - Image forming apparatus and method for managing a mode program constituted by operation mode information set to a job performed by the image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus registers a mode program constituted by operation mode information set to a job in order to execute the job by retrieving the mode program. A mode program registration section outputs an instruction to acquire the operation mode information set to the job and acquires the operation... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090051952 - Image forming apparatus and screen generating method: An image forming apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a user interface screen inclusive of an operation screen, a display image information extracting unit configured to extract display image information from an information carrier medium having the display image information embedded therein, the display image information including an... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090051956 - Multifunctional printer: An image processing apparatus 30 is used with an IC card 32 capable of outputting first location information specifying a location where a user belongs to, and includes a card reader 50 obtaining the first location information from the IC card 32, a GPS 54 obtaining second location information related... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090051951 - Multiplex system and image processing apparatus: A multiplex system such as copying system is supplied capable of improving read speed. The multiplex system comprises a scanner to read manuscript and generate image data, and a printer to print the image data generated by the scanner; in the scanner, a scan page data storing section stores the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090051954 - Print control device and recording medium storing printer driver: A print control device has a group of filters including at least two functional filters which execute a modifying process for modifying print job, a filter configuration storage that stores configuration information of the functional filter group, a filter execution unit which retrieves functional filters based on the filter configuration... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090051959 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: There are provided an image forming apparatus which is capable of efficiently performing necessary actions to thereby reduce downtime. At least one job can be registered. Image formation is performed according to the at least one registered job. Action objects are detected on which actions necessary for the image forming... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090051958 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an image forming unit, power supplier, power controller, memory, signal transmission unit and transmission timer. The image forming unit forms an image based on image data from a plurality of host devices. The power supplier supplies power to a power system including the image forming... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090051957 - Ink jet image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: An ink jet image forming apparatus includes a reset correction unit to restrict a heater driving time so as to prevent a heater from being damaged due to overheating when an error occurs in a system clock. The reset correction unit may determine that an error occurs in the system... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090051965 - Communicating apparatus and communicating system: A communicating apparatus is supplied capable of maintaining a receiving corresponding to high communication capability for receiving from all partner apparatuses; reducing the cost of apparatus; and eliminating dependence on an exchange machine. In the communicating apparatus, a sending and receiving controlling section, when communicatively connected with a sending side... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090051964 - Communication device and communication system: A communication device includes a first tag data reading unit, a storing unit, an extracting unit, a display unit, and a transmitting unit. The first tag data reading unit is configured to read tag data from a wireless tag. The tag data is written in the wireless tag. The storing... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090051962 - Controlling image processing system: In an image processing system, when a user request is received from a client apparatus, an image processing management apparatus determines whether the user request can be processed by the image processing system to generate a determination result, and generate an instruction indicating how the image processing system should operate... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090051967 - Dispersed input and output system: There is disclosed a dispersed input and output system adapted to instruct the execution of a dispersed divided input operation at a document input and output device, perform control to cause a plurality of document input and output devices other than the document input and output device to cooperatively carry... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090051961 - Document monitor device, recording medium storing document monitor program, document monitor system, and document monitor method: A document monitor device, which includes: a confidential information storage section that stores confidentiality level information of documents managed in a document management device associated with identification information of each of the documents; a feature storage section that stores features of the documents associated with the identification information; a selection... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051963 - Management apparatus and information processing method: A management apparatus includes a management unit configured to manage information associating each of a plurality of image processing apparatuses constituting a virtual device with a function executed by the each of the plurality of image processing apparatuses, a control unit configured to provide a display for setting a virtual... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090051968 - Print control system, control method of print control system, and control program of information processing apparatus: When a subsidiary printout is printed from a printer driver, it is an object to enable a subsidiary print job to be formed without destroying a relationship between the master and the servant in a print process. A first print job formed by a first application program is input through... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051966 - Printing system and printing method: In a client PC, a print object permitted to be printed is specified for each MFP among the created distribution materials, a correspondence table between the object and an ID for identifying an MFP permitted to print the object is prepared, and the distribution materials and the correspondence table are... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090051960 - System and method for creating a customizable device driver for interfacing with a document processing device: The subject application is directed to a system and method for customizable device driver system for interfacing with a document processing device. A workstation and a set of operative functions of the device are interfaced via a core device driver resident in the memory of the workstation. Next, the core... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090051969 - Terminal apparatus, image forming apparatus, and printing system having the same, and printing method thereof: A terminal apparatus includes an interface unit connected to an image forming apparatus, and a controller to convert a file into print data page by page before a file print command is input and to transmit the converted print data to the image forming apparatus when a preset event occurs... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090051970 - Image data storage methods, image data storage control apparatuses, image data storage programs, methods and apparatuses for frame data generation and programs therefor, methods and apparatuses for data acquisition, and methods and apparatuses for image d: An image data storage method is provided for obtaining image drawing spot data to be inputted to an image drawing spot forming unit that forms image drawing spots on an image drawing surface. The method comprises the step of storing the image data in storage means in such a manner... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090051971 - Apparatus and method for image recording, apparatus and method for image management, photo album, and programs: An image recording apparatus is configured to comprise identification information reading means for reading identification information from a photo album having a communication device storing the identification information identifying the photo album that contains print storage units wherein index prints having a plurality of images laid out in a predetermined... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090051941 - Method and apparatus for printing images: An apparatus and method of printing a personal image including at least one person, and individual information corresponding to the person or location information of a place in which the personal image was captured, on respective sides of a sheet of printing paper. The apparatus and method can print the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090051942 - Image output apparatus using radio contact element: An image output apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives first information from a first radio contact element that performs a close-range radio contact; an image processing unit that forms image data of an image to be output from the first information; and an image output unit that outputs the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090051943 - Dual printhead controller architecture for ink quality assurance circuitry: Dual printhead controller architecture includes a master central processor capable of being interfaced with a first printhead. A slave central processor is capable of being interfaced with a second printhead. Data transfer means is operatively connected between the master central processor and the slave central processor to permit communication between... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090051946 - Image area selecting method: A method for controlling a printing apparatus includes displaying a display image on a display unit based on image data, detecting a plurality of positions touched on a touch panel, for each of the positions detected on the touch panel, designating a position on the display image displayed on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090051945 - Image forming device and method thereof: An image forming method which examines validity of an output object using an ROP, for example, and determines whether the output object is printed in a color mode or in a mono mode, is provided. The method includes detecting an output object having a color value from among output objects... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090051944 - Image processing method for reducing imaging artifacts: An image processing method includes a step of converting halftoned pixels of an image to be printed represented at a first lower tonal resolution into pixels represented at a second higher tonal resolution. Image processing is used on the pixels having a higher tonal resolution to reduce image quality artifacts... Agent: Agfa C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090051948 - Image-forming apparatus and method for controlling the same: An image-forming apparatus includes a first monitor which detects whether a non-paper-medium supplier is attached to the main body of the image-forming apparatus. When a normal copying process is selected, the copying process is stopped immediately if the first monitor determines that the non-paper-medium supplier is attached and an error... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051949 - Print media and fluid cartridge of photofinishing system: A print media and printing fluid cartridge is provided removably mounted to a support structure of a digital photofinishing system in juxtaposition with a printer mounted to the support structure together with a digital processor and print media drive mechanism. The cartridge has a roll of print media, a print... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090051947 - Printing control apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus analyzes a print job made up of multiple records, detects record segments using the analysis results, correlates each record and the printing page corresponding to each record, and displays a list of records based thereupon. Further, upon operation instructions of printing control input as to a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090051972 - Method and apparatus capable of producing fm halftone dots in high speed: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus capable of generating frequency-modulation halftone dots in high speed and belongs to the field of the digital image halftone. In the prior art, read-write operation is usually carried out many times in error rows during processing each pixel so that halftone... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090051973 - Color processing apparatus and method: A color processing apparatus includes an input range obtaining unit configured to obtain an input range of input color data represented by a first color space that is an extended color space, a setting unit configured to set grid point coordinate values for each of a plurality of color components... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090051974 - Image processing device: An image processing device is structured such that an appropriate judgement of an image, at which blurring or disappearance or the like will occur, is possible. When pixels, which form a line image at which there is the possibility that blurring or disappearance will occur at the time of printing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090051975 - Sheet turnaround assembly: A sheet turnaround assembly including a drive shaft positioned laterally across a transport path from a processing system, a plurality of drive wheels axially coupled to and positioned in a spaced fashion along the drive shaft, and a plurality of continuous belts, one belt corresponding to each drive wheel. Each... Agent: Patent Legal Staff Carestream Health Inc.

20090051976 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus having an image readout sensor that is provided with a plurality of pixels that optically read out an image, and a driving unit that moves the image readout sensor. The driving unit moves the image readout sensor, whereby the driving unit and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051977 - Image processing to reduce image printing time: A digital image containing design elements to be printed and a background not to be printed is processed before printing to prepare a cropped version of the image by detecting and removing areas of background from the top, bottom, right, and left sides of the image. The cropped version of... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090051978 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and medium: An image processing apparatus comprises an extraction unit configured to extract areas having predetermined attributes from image data of a document; a calculation unit configured to calculate skew angles of the areas extracted by the extraction unit; a selection unit configured to select necessary elements by determining, as unnecessary elements,... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090051979 - Toner-based noise reduction in electrostatography: In the method, a digital image is received. A granularity model is constructed of each of the toner stations. A noise table is produced. The noise table is based on the granularity models and is adaptive to the content of the digital image. Noise is reduced in the digital image... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090051980 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling image processing apparatus, and computer program: An image processing apparatus, which can communicate with an external apparatus that provides WEB information, is provided. The apparatus comprises a storage unit configured to store a plurality of flow files that describe process contents of processes to be executed by the image processing apparatus, and an execution order; an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051981 - Image input and output using scan-all-first input mode: In processing documents, a scan-all-first mode is available, in which a set of documents is input part by part until all documents have been input, and, after completion of the input process, an output process is performed as a single job for the set of documents. In an intermediate state... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090051982 - Light scanning apparatus, latent image forming apparatus and image forming apparatus: A light scanning apparatus is provided in which a light source is controlled so that the total exposure energy density of when light beams are emitted to an image carrying member across light deflection scanning of a plurality of times becomes constant on the image carrying member, thereby high image... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090051983 - Image scanning device: An image scanning device of the present invention includes a platen, an image scanning part that scans an image on the manuscript, a light source that irradiates light from the back side of the platen, a platen cover that is allowed to be positioned in a closed state or in... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090051984 - Image sensor having checkerboard pattern: An image sensor for capturing a color image, comprising a two-dimensional array of pixels having a plurality of minimal repeating units wherein each repeating unit is composed of eight pixels having four panchromatic pixels, two pixels having the same color response, and two pixels having different color responses that are... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

20090051985 - Image forming device, color data conversion method, and color data conversion program: The present invention claims and discloses an image forming device for generating color data contained in a second color gamut of a second device based on color data contained in a first color gamut of a first device. The image forming device comprises a color data generation unit that divides... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

  
02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090046313 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus acquires an image by optically scanning an original document and determines whether or not the document is of standard size. A histogram is created indicating the number of pixels with respect to each luminance value of the acquired image. A background color peak is specified that... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090046314 - Image processing apparatus, information processing apparatus, and processing method: An image processing apparatus configured to acquire a content log of a job including image forming processing which is included in a virtual device that can cooperatively utilize functions of a plurality of image processing apparatuses, the image processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine, in performing a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090046318 - Data processing apparatus, device controlling method, and computer-readable recording medium: A data processing apparatus having a device driver part for controlling a device includes a storing part configured to store device capability data, a receiving part configured to receive a designation of a PrintTicket having setting data indicating control settings used for controlling the device, a determining part configured to... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090046317 - Image forming apparatus and environment information setting method thereof: An image forming apparatus and a environment information setting method includes a scanning unit to scan a document to generate image data, a communication unit to access a network, and a controller to control the communication unit to retrieve information on a country in which the image forming apparatus is... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090046316 - Image forming system and image forming method: There is described an image forming system, which makes it possible to speedily implement the reprinting operation, and to alleviate the burden of the printer controller. The system includes a printer controller to parse a print job described in a Page Description Language so as to generate image data; and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090046320 - Method and apparatus for forwarding media...: A method and apparatus are provided for providing one or more media objects associated with a printed document to a user of a mobile communication device. The method comprises the steps of: providing an electronic file comprising a digital representation of a printed document, wherein the printed document comprises a... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090046321 - Print medium having coded surface for audio data retrieval: A print medium is provided which has a surface provided with coded data. The coded data is indicative of a print media identifier linked to audio data which is able to be determined using a sensor module of a mobile telecommunications device. The audio data is retrievable from a database... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090046319 - Printing system, printing apparatus, method for printing, and computer usable medium therefor: A printing system capable of processing a plurality of print jobs is provided. The printing system includes a plurality of information processing apparatuses, each of which generates a print job based on print data representing an image to be printed and transmits the print job to a printing apparatus, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090046315 - Unified determination of access to composite imaging service: Methods and systems that enable unified determinations of access to composite imaging services. In some aspects, the invention provides a unified predetermination of access to a composite imaging service, e.g., a unified determination made before a print job is sent that an entity is authorized to access all component services... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20090046323 - Device, method, and computer readable medium for image processing: There is provided an image processing device, comprising: an input unit configured to accept a user instruction to designate first image data; and an image addition unit configured to add the first image data corresponding to the user instruction to second image data, as a thumbnail for the second image... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090046322 - Information processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, print-data generation method, map-information generation method, and computer program product: A data storing unit stores therein first data that includes replaceable data and can be printed by a printing unit or generate print data to be printed. A map-information storing unit stores therein data identification information for identifying the replaceable data and its position in the first data in association... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090046324 - Sequencing and reproducing sets of text and graphics across a collection of printable areas: A method of sequencing and reproducing sets of text and graphics across a collection of printable areas and a computer readable medium having computer-executable instructions for performing the method. The method providing the user the ability to select many variables for the printing of labels for tabs. The method and... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20090046304 - Method of printing image and photo-printing system using the method: The methods of printing the image and photo-printing systems using the methods provide users with an opportunity to check and re-set a print area prior to printing the image, thereby preventing an important part of the image from being cropped due to mismatch between ratios of the image to be... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090046305 - Controlling dfe color management behavior in a distributed system: A document specification is examined to determine if it matches the device color characterization of a rendering device such as a printer. If it matches, then the document can be faithfully rendered by the device. Otherwise, the document specification must be transformed before rendering. A match can be detected by... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20090046308 - Image processing apparatus, system, method and computer-readable medium: There is provided an image processing apparatus that includes a conversion unit that performs color conversion of an input image by employing correlation information denoting color coordinates of grid points in an input color space and color coordinates corresponding to those grid points in an output color space; a first... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090046309 - Inkjet printer with dual page memory and page expander: An inkjet printer including a body housing a print engine configured to transport and print upon print media. The print engine includes a memory buffer of sufficient size to enable printing of one compressed page whilst receiving another compressed page. Each compressed page includes compressed contone data and compressed bi-level... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090046306 - Method and apparatus for ordering and printing annotated photographs: A method and apparatus are disclosed for printing annotated digital photographs via a computer. Photographic data and annotation data are entered into the computer and associated with each other. The data are then transmitted to an image printing system, either across a network or via a direct connection, and the... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer

20090046310 - Multi-color image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: A multi-color image forming apparatus includes signal detecting units which are included in development units and detect horizontal synchronization signals, a correction unit to count pulse widths of the horizontal synchronization signals detected by the signal detecting units and correct timings of vertical offsets to be increased or decreased according... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090046311 - Printing apparatus, displaying device, and computer usable medium therefor: A printing apparatus to process a print job is provided. The printing apparatus includes a printing unit to form an image according to print data, a displaying device to display information concerning an operation of the printing apparatus, a first storage unit to store first user information, which identifies a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090046307 - Rgb to rgbw color decomposition method and system: A Red Green Blue-to-Red Green Blue White (RGB-to-RGBW) color decomposition method and system. The RGB-to-RGBW color decomposition method includes: determining an output value of white based on inputted RGB values and a saturation; and outputting the output value when an input color is a pure color.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090046312 - Threshold matrix, a method of generating the same, and a method of assigning the same: The number of pixels of a dot of a minimum size, a pattern frequency of an intermediate tone, the number of new dots of the minimum size at each dot percentage are determined. Then, thresholds in the threshold matrix are determined so that the optimum dot pattern at each dot... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090046325 - Method and system to compensate for banding defects: A method of correcting periodic banding defects in a printing system is provided. The method comprises: determining a banding profile estimate; determining a compensation profile; adjusting the compensation profile based on the transfer function of a motion system and the transfer function of a printing system; waiting until a defect... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090046326 - Image processing device, method of controlling the same, and program: An image processing device includes a display unit, an image reading unit that reads a photo image, an extracting unit that extracts a characteristic amount of a face region of a person included in the photo image,a storing unit that stores the characteristic amount and shaping information that is used... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090046327 - Image processing device: An image processing device, which processes an image, includes a first key, a second key, a parameter setting unit which selects a processing object image on the basis of manipulation of the first key from a plurality of images of image data recorded in different formats and belonging to a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090046331 - Contactless biodetector: A biodetector permits formation of an image of the inner face of the hand or of a finger of a user when the hand or the finger (101) is placed in front of an image-forming device (11), at a defined height (F). The height is adapted such that the biodetection... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090046329 - Data communication apparatus, data communication method, and computer-readable recording medium storing data communication program: A data communication apparatus is disclosed. In the data communication apparatus, when plural documents including destination information are transmitted to an external apparatus by using a facsimile function, reference destination information in image data of a reference document is compared with destination information in image data of documents other than... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090046330 - Image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus is supplied, which can continuously read plural manuscripts and memorize separatively their image data. The image reading apparatus can read plural manuscripts each is formed from head sheet and document sheet in pairs and read the plural manuscripts as respective image data, and comprises a sheet... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090046328 - Image reading apparatus and method of correcting image using the same: An image reading apparatus to correct an error in a correction mode desired by a user so as to satisfy a user's desire includes a control unit to correct an error generated in a scanned image of a bound document due to a shape of the bound document, and a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090046332 - Color conversion apparatus and method: A color conversion apparatus receives first image data including first red-green-blue color data in which the possible values of the red, green, and blue components extend beyond the range from 0% to 100%. The first color data are analyzed into first hue region data, the magnitudes of which are adjusted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

  
02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090040544 - Data processing apparatus capable of processing data of latest version, data processing method and data processing program embodied on computer readable medium: In order to give notice to process the latest data, MFP includes HDD to store data, a data obtaining portion to accept target data to be output, a related data extraction portion to extract related data that is related to the target data and is newer than the target data... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090040545 - Image forming apparatus equipped with scanner portion for reading an original and printer portion for forming an image on a sheet: An image forming apparatus including: an image forming portion for forming an image on a sheet; an image reading portion for reading an original, the image forming portion having a printed board having a projecting board surface projecting on an image reading portion side; a hinge portion having a pivot... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040546 - Printer control apparatus and method: A method used by printing apparatus executing a job based on a print setting accepted via an operation unit including accepting a stop instruction for stopping a print operation for the job via the operation unit and displaying a setting screen reflecting a print setting made for the job for... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040547 - Adaptive automatic printing: Adaptive automatic printing methods and systems allow a user to modify print settings for an automatic print job after sending the job, after which the job is output under the modified print settings without any requirement to resend the job. Accordingly, if a user discovers after sending an automatic print... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20090040551 - Communication system and communication device: A communication system may be provided with a first communication device and a second communication device. The first communication device may send the identification information stored in a first storage device to the second communication device. The first communication device may output status information included in combination information sent from... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090040550 - Data generation apparatus, printing apparatus and data generation method: When a feeding amount for multi-pass printing is changed, the purpose related to an image quality using a binary data generation pattern can still be attained by, for example, a density pattern method. Specifically, a multi-pass printing mode is identified, and a density pattern selection matrix associated with a cycle... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040548 - Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, program, and image forming system: The operation mode of an image forming apparatus is determined. An information request transmitted from the information processing apparatus is received. On the basis of the determined operation mode, identification information containing the identifier of at least one of a plurality of image forming units provided in the image forming... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040555 - Image forming apparatus, method of copying a document, and computer product: One digital copying machine is set as a parent machine and other copying machines are set as child machines. When documents are set both on an ADF of the parent machine and on an ADF of at least one child machine, a CPU of the parent machine performs two types... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090040556 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and control method thereof: Correction for eliminating deformations of an image to be output from an image apparatus is executed while suppressing the processing load on the host computer side. A host computer acquires deformation information used to designate read addresses according to deformations of a scan line from a laser beam printer. A... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040549 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, image forming method and computer-readable medium: Disclosed is an image forming system comprising: a data processing apparatus; and an image forming apparatus, which are connected to each other through a communication line, and according to a print instruction transmitted from the data processing apparatus, the image forming apparatus performs an image forming on a sheet specified... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090040553 - Information processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and method for controlling information processing apparatus: There are provided an information processing apparatus capable of reducing power consumption more than ever without deteriorating processing efficiency in the apparatus as a whole, an image forming apparatus, and a method for controlling the information processing apparatus. When the operation mode is in a sleep mode or an energy... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090040557 - Method and apparatus for secure printing: Systems and methods are provided for securely communicating a print job to a printer, the systems and methods pausing the print job in a print queue on a client computer, obtaining first authentication information regarding a user at the client computer, obtaining second authentication information regarding a user at a... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090040558 - Method and arrangement for archiving document data and for outputting document data stored in an archive: In a method or system for operating document data, an output job for outputting a document based on document data is generated by a data processing unit, the output job comprising at least one instruction indicating whether the document data of the output job is to be archived. The output... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090040552 - Printing device, control method thereof, and program: Provided is a printing device for preparing print data from image data and sequentially printing the print data, the printing device including: a print instruction receiving unit which receives a print instruction with the selection of the image data; and a print data preparing unit which, when the print instruction... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090040554 - System and method of processing print order requests: This invention relates to a system and method of processing print order requests in a print system comprising a central print controller, a plurality of remote print customers and a plurality of remote print suppliers, the central print controller being connected to the plurality of remote print customers and the... Agent: Valauskas & Pine LLC

20090040559 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and image processing program: A storing unit stores therein correspondence information between a pixel value of a pixel and a layout and pixel values of a plurality of pixels obtained by increasing a resolution of the pixel for each main scanning direction. A replacing unit replaces each pixel of image data input from an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090040560 - Image reading apparatus and control method: An image reading apparatus comprising a conveying unit configured to convey a document; a reading unit configured to read an image of the document conveyed by the conveying unit; a storage unit configured to store data of the image read by the reading unit; a transfer unit configured to transfer... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040561 - Image-processing apparatus, image-processing method, and computer program: An image-processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire sheet size information concerning a sheet size set for printing and drawing range size information concerning a drawing range size from print data, a determining unit configured to determine whether the sheet size matches the drawing range size, a first... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040562 - Position indicating method and position indicating apparatus: A position indicating method, comprising the following steps: determining the output unit to be outputted; outputting the content within the provided output space, the content outputted within the provided output space is the current output content; when the occupied output space of the output unit to be outputted is larger... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090040537 - Image forming apparatus provided with display device, display method, display program, screen generating method, and screen generating program: The MFP includes an EEPROM storing display screens, and a display control portion to read a display screen for display on a display portion. When a first area in the display screen includes a variable display item for which an arbitrary number of data pieces are displayed, the display control... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090040538 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image is classified into a letter/linework area, a specific image area, and a background area. An area that at least partially includes the letter/linework area but does not include the specific image area is set as a first area, while an area that at least partially includes the specific... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090040543 - Document management system, document management method, and storage medium: In a document management system according to an embodiment of the present invention, in order to prevent a leakage of information, in a case where a copy of a document is transferred to a media, a deletion processing with respect to the document is disabled. Then, in a case where... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040539 - Image forming apparatus and method for forming image: Data concerning a transfer pattern of lamination transparent film is not externally sent and stored in a memory but generated by a random pattern generating module of a color controlling DSP 22. A random number generating section 23a generates a pseudorandom number for each dot of one line; a tone... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090040541 - Image forming apparatus, control method, and control program: An image forming apparatus receives a printing job from an information processing apparatus and prints the printing job, wherein confirmation printing to confirm the printed material of the printing job is instructed. If the sheet used with the confirmation print is a specialized sheet, printing is performed using the same... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040540 - Image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: The image processing apparatus includes a halftoning unit which performs halftoning with respect to a boundary pixel of an image data, and a setting unit which sets a window range and performs a resetting operation such that a print density of a portion of the boundary pixels in a window... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090040542 - Image processing system, display device, program and information storage medium: An image processing system includes: an update unit updating color space information indicating a color space by allowing rotational movement of a selected reference color, taking a line connecting a white color to a black color in the color space as a rotation axis, based on adjustment information indicating that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090040563 - Printing job control system and method: Disclosed is an invisible encoding system which can be used for tracking printing jobs. Specifically, this disclosure provides a system and method of encoding sheets of a printing job, where the encoding is invisible to the human naked eye and the encoded information may be permanently fixed to the finished... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090040564 - Vision-based color and neutral-tone management: A color management system for image reproduction and rendering. Images are rendered to appear perceptually accurate, rather than merely calorimetrically accurate. For example, an image reproduced by a color printer will be perceived as an accurate reproduction of the same image displayed on a computer screen, or that an image... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090040565 - Systems, methods and apparatus for healthcare image rendering components: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments healthcare graphical image annotation classes are extensions of a standard user interface class.... Agent: Ramirez & Smith

20090040566 - Scanning apparatus with different resolutions: The present invention relates to a scanning apparatus with different resolutions. The scanning apparatus includes a casing, a scanning module, a reflective module, a first lens, a second lens, a first sensing element, a second sensing element and a main reflective mirror. The first lens and the first sensing element... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090040567 - Image forming appartus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrying body, a driving unit which rotates the image carrying body in a medium supplying direction, a light scanning unit which comprises a light source and a beam deflecting unit to scan a light beam from the light source to and fro in... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090040568 - Image scanning device: An image scanning device includes a CCD pair provided with two rows of photodiode arrays for scanning an image on a paper, a motor drive circuit for causing the CCD pair to sub-scan the image on the paper, and an adder for superimposedly combining two outputs of the CCD pair... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090040569 - Method and system for adjusting scanned images: A system for adjusting scanned images for printing. In response to scanning one or more objects, one or more bounding boxes are calculated for the scanned image. The scanned image is cropped to a size of the one or more bounding boxes. The cropped image is rotated to align with... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090040570 - Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, image forming system that employs the image reading apparatus and the image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus reads an image of a document. An image reading section reads an image of a document. A scanning mechanism causes the image reading section to move relative to the document when the document is at rest. When the image reading section is at rest, a document... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090040572 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a document reading and conveying unit, a pressing plate capable of moving to a position to press a document against a reading surface and to a position withdrawn from the reading surface, and a fixed reader configured to read a document fixed on the reading... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040571 - Image-reading method and apparatus: An image-reading apparatus and method for controlling the image-reading apparatus including a document plate where an original document is placed, a line image sensor that reads an image on the document plate by scanning to obtain image data, a reference-setting image that is placed outside a region of the document... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090040573 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method, the image processing apparatus including: an image processor to convert a first scan image having a first color gamut, into a second scan image having a second color gamut, and to generates an image file according to the second scan image... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090040574 - Image scanning apparatus and control method thereof: An image sensor using three-color, e.g., R, G, and B light-emitting elements assures a period in which all the three colors are turned on and periods in each of which one light-emitting element is turned off during a scan period per pixel, and integrates and measures amounts of light of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090040575 - Scanning apparatus and method of determining quantity of reference light therefor: A scanning apparatus and a reference light quantity determining method includes scanning a patch that does not overlap previously established reference colors but displays each of the previously established reference colors in a plurality of regions that are spaced a portion from each other, and determining reference light quantities based... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090040576 - Method for controlling linear sensor, and image reading apparatus: A method for controlling a linear sensor comprises: transferring an electric charge converted in a photoelectric conversion unit to a charge storage unit; transferring the electric charge stored in the charge storage unit to a transfer register; driving the transfer register; removing an electric charge stored in the charge storage... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

  
02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090033951 - Printer and image output apparatus: A printer includes a display displaying an image of predetermined image data selected from a plurality of image data sorted in order; a recording head recording the image of the image data on printing paper; and a plate-shaped operation tab rotatably attached to an attachment surface of a body. Based... Agent: Eugene Ledonne, Esq. Reed Smith LLP

20090033950 - Printhead preconditioning trigger: Various embodiments relating to initiating preconditioning of a printhead with a trigger prior to receipt of a print command are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090033970 - Color job reprint set-up for a printing system: A printing system is provided for enabling a consistent color job re-print comprising a plurality of image marking engines. The system includes printing a master test image document printed by at least a first image marking engine. The master test image can have a data glyph and a plurality of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090033972 - Image forming apparatus: A disclosed image forming apparatus performs communications in a non-contact manner with a mobile terminal device storing print information. The image forming apparatus stores, in association with each other, identification information for identifying a reading unit configured to read the print information, function information indicating a function of processing the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090033973 - Image forming apparatus, launching method of program in the apparatus, image forming system, and program and storage medium therefor: An image forming apparatus which is connected to an external device via a communication unit includes a launching program identification unit which stores launching program information for specifying a program module to be executed upon launching from a plurality of program modules for realizing a plurality of functions, and a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033971 - Image processing apparatus and associated method and computer readable storage medium for extracting an embedded marking image: An image processing apparatus and an associated an image processing method and computer readable storage medium are provided. The image processing apparatus includes an image reading module, an image data storage module, a registration module, an analyzing module, and an image processing module. The image reading module can read a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090033974 - Image forming system and image forming apparatus: In an image forming system, a server includes (a) a transmitting/receiving unit that receives consumable-goods shortage information and consumable-goods stock information via a network and transmits the consumable-goods stock information and stock retrieval information for retrieving the consumable goods via a network, the consumable-goods shortage information indicating a shortage of... Agent: Von Simson & Chin

20090033981 - Communication apparatus: A communication apparatus is provided that can easily select either one of a public telephone network and an Internet communication network through which information is to be transmitted and that transmits the information through the selected communication network. A telephone line communication means (12) exhibits a disconnected state where no... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090033994 - Communication device and storage medium storing control program for communication device: A communication device includes a receiving unit, a printing unit, a writing unit, and a control unit. The receiving unit receives incoming data including first image data created based on a first image on a document and additional data indicating transmitting source of the first image data. The control unit... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090033991 - Data transmitting apparatus and data transmitting program: There is disclosed a data transmission apparatus for transmitting image data to an inkjet recording apparatus including a feeding device feeding a recording medium in a feeding direction, and a line-type inkjet head extending in a direction perpendicular to the feeding direction and across the recording medium fed in the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090033980 - Hardware controlled one-time write for fiscal printers: A computer implemented method and data processing system for providing a hardware controlled one-time write for fiscal printers. A signal from a fiscal printer is received at a memory controller in an electronic journal or fiscal memory card. The signal comprises transaction data and an address in a memory space... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.

20090033983 - Image forming apparatus and information sharing system for image forming apparatus: An information sharing system capable of transferring determined data between a plurality of image forming apparatuses each other extremely efficiently and accurately, and an image forming apparatus for the information sharing system. The image forming apparatus has: a storage for storing determined data for controlling image formation; a determined data... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090033989 - Image forming system and print data generating method: An image forming system generates print data according to a predetermined layout based on a database (401) in which a plurality of data records are stored and based on images associated with respective data records wherein the print data includes the image data. The database stores a keyword, which identifies... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090033975 - Information processing apparatus for processing print data, method thereof and media in storage of control program of executing such method: A method in an information processing apparatus of transmitting print data to a printing apparatus that is caused to print is disclosed. The method includes a transmitting process of transmitting, to the printing apparatus, identification information for specifying print data; and an obtaining process of obtaining update information of print... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033993 - Management apparatus, management system, operation status determination method, and image forming apparatus: A data collecting unit receives a plurality of types of status data from an image forming apparatus and stores the status data in a status database. A data generating unit generates a plurality of types of target data for determining a maintenance sign, based on the status data. A first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090033982 - Method and apparatus for installing printer driver of image forming apparatus in printing environment using universal printer driver: A method and apparatus for installing a printer driver of an image forming apparatus in a printing environment using a universal printer driver, the method including: displaying one or more functions that are supported by one or more image forming apparatuses connected to the printing environment; selecting at least one... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090033977 - Method and system for aggregating print jobs: A computer implemented method is provided for automatically aggregating multiple print jobs. The method includes: (A) combining first and second print jobs, each of which complies with a print processing related rule, and the combination of the first and second print jobs corresponds with a first print job size value;... Agent: Patent Documentation Center

20090033978 - Method and system for aggregating print jobs: A computer implemented method of automatically aggregating multiple print jobs is provided. The method includes storing a first print job set comprising a plurality of first type print jobs in memory in which each one of the first type print jobs comply with print job aggregation criteria. If a first... Agent: Patent Documentation Center

20090033979 - Method and system for aggregating print jobs: There is provided a computer implemented method of automatically aggregating multiple print jobs. The method includes: storing, in memory, a first print job group complying with a first set of print job aggregation criteria and a second print job group complying with a second set of print job aggregation criteria.... Agent: Patent Documentation Center

20090033987 - Method of conferring interactivity on a pre-printed graphic image: A method of conferring interactivity on a pre-printed graphic image. The method comprises the steps of: (i) providing a surface bearing the pre-printed graphic image and an imposed position-coding pattern; (ii) scanning the surface with a scanhead; (iii) imaging a position-coding pattern using an optical sensor; (iv) determining an absolute... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033985 - Mobile device, printer server and private network system, and methods to receive fax data thereby: A private network system includes a PBX to transmit a message to inquire about receipt of fax data to a mobile device if a message notifying that the fax data will be transmitted is received via an external repeater, a receiver to receive the fax data transmitted from an external... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090033984 - Output device, information processing system, and information processing method: An output device, such as a multifunction peripheral, prints data transmitted from a portable terminal device via contactless communication in such a manner as to prevent leakage of the data from a medium on which the data is printed, while the convenience of outputting data via wireless communication is maintained.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090033997 - Print data output apparatus and method: An external storage unit managing system that specifies an external storage unit related to use from a plurality of the external storage units. The external storage unit managing system includes: an external storage unit retrieval unit that recognizes the external storage units connected to a print data output apparatus; and... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090033995 - Print job data processing for multi-head printers: Techniques are disclosed for performing processing, such as striping, staggering, and stitching, on print data prior to printing by a multi-head printer. Subsets of the print data may be stored in multiple stages of buffers and processed in parallel to increase processing efficiency. Print data representing digital photographs may be... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090033976 - Print server: Techniques are provided for servicing client requests to print data. A client sends print requests to a print server. The print server acts as an intermediary between clients and multiple printing devices. The print server includes drivers for the printing devices that are connected to the same network. The print... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090033990 - Printing apparatus and method of controlling printing: A printing apparatus is configured to perform printing in accordance with a print job and in accordance with a schedule registered before the printing. The printing apparatus includes an authority setting unit configured to, if authority of a user for the print job is authorized, set the authority of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090033992 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and printing system: A printing apparatus includes a printing unit, a communication unit which receives a print job that requires user authentication, a RAM which stores the print job received by the communication unit, and a user interface which is operated to input authentication information with respect to the print job stored in... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090033986 - Rasterizing variable and non-variable data for printing: A method, an apparatus, and computer-readable medium with instructions to carry out a method. The method is to rasterize variable and non-variable content for multiple instances of a page and includes dividing a page is into a plurality of non-overlapping parts including variable content. The method includes rasterizing the page... Agent: Dov Rosenfeld

20090033996 - System and method of evaluating print shop consolidation options in an enterprise: A print shop consolidation system including a print shop consolidation management system with an application is provided. The application is used to (1) evaluate, with a set of information, an operational capacity of a first print shop to process both a first group of print jobs and a second group... Agent: Patent Documentation Center

20090033988 - System for conferring interactivity on previously printed graphic images containing uri text: A system for conferring interactivity on a pre-printed image containing a URI text string, the image having been scanned and had a position-coding pattern printed thereon, the position-coding pattern identifying a plurality of absolute positions and an impression identity for the image, the system comprises a computer system configured for:... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033998 - Image data processing apparatus and method: An image data processing apparatus, increase: a reader that reads image data included in an image file in read units of a specified data length from an external storage medium storing the image file; a storage that temporarily saves the image data read by the reader; and a data processor... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090034000 - Handheld printer: A swipe printer comprising: (a) a printhead for printing a graphic image and a position-coding pattern onto a surface; (b) an ink supply containing a first ink for printing the graphic image and a second ink for printing the position-coding pattern; (c) an image sensor positioned for imaging portions of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033999 - Image forming apparatus with adaptive automatic layout function: It is determined whether each of objects separated from a plurality of objects arranged in a single page is character object or not, and with respect to an object determined as a character object, a ratio of pixels configuring a character in the determined object to all pixels in said... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033952 - Image plotting apparatus and image plotting method: An image plotting apparatus capable of minimizing displacement between each partial image plotted sequentially. While a table (14) with a work (12) placed thereon is moved relative to an image plotting means (30) such that an image plotting error arising from displacement of the table (14) when an image pattern... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090033953 - Interactive flatbed scanner: A flatbed scanner comprises: a platen for supporting a substrate and a carriage for traversing across a surface. The carriage comprises a pagewidth scanhead for scanning a pre-printed graphic image and a pagewidth printhead for printing a position-coding pattern onto the surface. The flatbed scanner further comprises an ink supply... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090033957 - Calibration chart configuration system: A method (300) is disclosed of calibrating a printing device (110). The method (300) starts by printing (310) a calibration chart (800) comprising a plurality of machine readable marks (920 and 925) and at least one calibration area (820). The machine readable marks (920 and 925) are disposed on different... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033966 - Color conversion apparatus and color conversion method: A color conversion apparatus is for converting an input point defined in a three-dimensional first color space into an output point defined in a three-dimensional second color space. The color conversion apparatus includes: a position identifying unit; a first conversion unit; a second conversion unit; and an output point identifying... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090033955 - Color conversion device, information processing method and computer readable medium: A color conversion device includes an acquisition section and a correction section. The acquisition section acquires first color information of an image to be printed on a specific position in a first side of a recording paper and second color information of an image to be printed on a position... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090033962 - Color image forming apparatus and control method thereof: In the present invention, an image determination processing unit detects an image characteristic for each pixel in cyan image data of image data subjected to a registration shift correction by one pixel by use of a profile characteristic. Each set of characteristic determination result information A to C is stored... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033954 - Color job output matching for a printing system: A printing system is provided for color job matching of the output from a plurality of image marking engines. The system includes a first test image printed by a first image marking engine on a media document. The first test image having a data glyph and a plurality of reference... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090033963 - Control apparatus, controlling method, program and recording medium: A problem of the present invention is to provide a control apparatus, a controlling method, a program, and a recording medium which can print by using at least one or more special colors in addition to four colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. To solve the above problem, the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033969 - Image control apparatus and image control method: An image display system in which an image output equipment and an image control apparatus are connected by a moving image digital interface such as HDMI, executes a battery saving in the image output equipment in case of a still image display. The image display system discriminates whether an image,... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090033959 - Image forming apparatus and storage medium control method thereof: An image forming apparatus includes an interface which is connected with a storage medium to store printing data therein, an image forming unit to perform an image forming operation with respect to the printing data, a display unit, and a controller to control displaying whether to remove the storage medium... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090033967 - Image processing apparatus and its control method: In the case of providing a variable data print, it is an object to provide an image processing apparatus in which the user can take a countermeasure against an error more rapidly. When a variable data printing process is started, whether or not image data is inaccessible is discriminated to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090033958 - Image processing apparatus for displaying a control method corresponding to a control code provided in a document: An image processing apparatus detects a control code provided to a document in order to prevent image data, which is created by reading the document, from being leaked in accordance with the detected control code. A control table storage part stores the control code by relating to a control method... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090033964 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method and compurter-readable recording medium: An average value calculating section calculates, for respective color components, an average value of pixel values within a pixel block, to define the calculated average values as a pixel value of a pixel of interest. A histogram generating section obtains, for respective pixels of interest, a maximum value of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090033956 - Image processing method and apparatus, and cpu-readable recording medium: When a color image is formed on a transparent sheet with a white color material as background color material and C, M, Y, K color materials as process color materials and has colors determined by the total amount of the color materials that are applied per unit area, image formation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090033961 - Image processing method and apparatus, and cpu-readable recording medium: A device CMYKW 8-bit signal supplied to an image output device is controlled so that the total amount of color materials per unit area will not exceed an upper limit therefor. Until a provisional total amount of color materials reaches a value 765, a device CMYKW 8-bit signal is output... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090033960 - Output control system: The present invention is to provide an output control system in which an information processing apparatus instructs an image output apparatus to output image data, and in which the image output apparatus outputs the image data. The output control system is configured by an image output apparatus 1 and a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090033965 - Print control device and recording medium containing printer driver: A print control device is capable of processing print job data having a first file format and print job data having a second file format which is different from the first file format. The print control device includes a judging unit configured to judge whether the print data has the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090033968 - Printer with foldable protective cover and print media feed mechanism: A printer includes a hollow body. The body houses an ink ejection printhead coupled to circuitry. In addition, the body bears a user interface. A foldable cover is pivotally mounted to the body to protectively cover the user interface. A print media feed mechanism includes a single motor driving rollers.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090034002 - Image processing device, image forming apparatus including same, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device including an image signal reception unit configured to receive an image signal of an image to be processed; a density reduction area detector configured to detect a density reduction area satisfying predetermined image density reduction requirements in the image to be processed based on the image... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090034001 - Image reading device and reading-characteristic correction method for image reading device: Gains and offsets of the input-output characteristic of a second side reading unit are controlled so as to match input-output characteristic of a first side reading unit on the basis of image data of a gray chart read by the first side reading unit and the second side reading unit.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090034004 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: It is determined whether the pixel of interest in image data to be processed belongs to area 1 not close to a scan line changing point where a scan line changing process is done (S101). If the pixel of interest belongs to area 1, an error diffusion process is performed... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090034005 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image reading apparatus, and recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes a counting section for counting pixels belonging to a chromatic text component and chromatic pixels belonging to a component other than the text component among pixels composing image data obtained by reading a document, a comparison section for comparing the counted numbers with respective predetermined... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090034003 - Image forming apparatus and image density control method therefor: An image forming apparatus which having a plurality of image processing modes, that is capable of accurate density gradation control without performing output of any patch image to a recording medium in all the image processing modes. A first correction parameter corresponding to a first image processing mode is prepared... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090034007 - Image forming apparatus and image correction method: A scan line profile characteristic representing the distortion of a scan line is detected. Dot image data undergoes the screen process using a dither matrix. At this time, the quantization process is done by shifting a dither matrix element in the sub-scanning direction opposite to the direction of the scan... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090034006 - Stochastic halftone images based on screening parameters: A method for processing an image includes a screen generator (31) which allows a user to define parameters (15) that determine the characteristics of a stochastic halftone screen (32). The screen generator (31) dynamically generates the screen (32) prior to an image processor (20) producing halftone image data (24) from... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090034008 - Method for generating stochastic dither matrix: A method for generating a stochastic halftone screen (32) includes a parameterized screen generator (31) whose parameters (15) control aspects of the generated screen (32). Some parameters (15) control the size of a generated threshold array (300). A variety of threshold array sizes can be generated quickly including larger arrays... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090034011 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, method of controlling image processing apparatus, and method of controlling image forming apparatus: A color printed image with compressed colors produced by printing an electronic color image is reconstructed into an electronic color image similar to an original color image by using digital watermark image data with a reduced data size. The digital watermark image data is produced using color difference data of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090034009 - Method and system for improving the quality of two-sided watermarked printed documents: Methods and systems for improving the quality of two-sided watermarked printed documents through watermark alignment. An exemplary method comprises the steps of printing a watermark on the front of a sheet to create a first impression and printing the watermark on the back of the sheet to create a second... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20090034010 - Method of scanning regions larger than the scan swath using a handheld scanner: A method of swipe-scanning a graphic image pre-printed on a surface. The method comprises the steps of: (i) operatively positioning a swipe scanner relative to the surface and swiping the scanner across the surface; (ii) capturing, during the swipe, successive images of portions of the graphic image; (iii) printing, during... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090034012 - Systems and methods for the printing of pre-constructed clothing articles and clothing article so printed: A system and method which allows for a pre-constructed article of clothing to having printing on substantially all of its external surface area. Specifically, an image may be simultaneously printed across multiple components of a clothing article. The method generally provides for transfer of a digital image, such as a... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: BoxIPDept.

20090034013 - Interactive handheld scanner: A swipe scanner for scanning a graphic image pre-printed on a surface. The swipe scanner comprises: (a) a printhead for printing a position-coding pattern onto the graphic image, the position-coding pattern identifying a plurality of absolute positions and an impression identity for the graphic image; (b) an ink supply containing... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090034014 - Method of printing regions larger than the print swath using a handheld printer: A method of printing comprising the steps of: (i) operatively positioning a swipe printer relative to a surface and swiping the printer across the surface; (ii) printing, during the swipe, successive parts of a position-coding pattern onto the surface; (iii) printing, during the swipe, successive parts of a graphic image... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090034015 - Fax conversion: A fax conversion system for determining a measure of the number of pages transmitted by fax to or from a plurality of users, comprising: means for converting the transmitted pages into a format that can be output electronically rather than in hardcopy, means for counting the number of pages within... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090034016 - Method of conferring interactivity on previously printed graphic images: A method of conferring interactivity on a pre-printed image containing a URI text string. The method comprises the steps of: (i) receiving association data indicating an association between an impression identity, absolute positions and a scanned image; (ii) performing Optical Character Recognition on the scanned image to convert text images... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090034017 - Handheld scanner: A swipe scanner comprising: (a) a printhead for printing a position-coding pattern onto a surface; (b) an ink supply containing an ink for printing the position-coding pattern; (c) a first image sensor positioned for imaging portions of the surface on which the printhead has printed during a swipe of the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090034018 - Method of scanning images larger than the scan swath using coded surfaces: A method of swipe-scanning a graphic image printed on a surface. The surface has a position-coding pattern superimposed with the graphic image. The method comprises the steps of: (i) operatively positioning a swipe scanner relative to the surface; (ii) swiping the scanner across the surface; (iii) capturing, during said swipe,... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090034020 - Adjusting scan rate within scanning device: A scanning device includes a scanning mechanism, a memory, a processing mechanism, and a scan rate adjustment mechanism. The scanning mechanism scans a media sheet having an image thereon at a variable scan rate, to yield raw data. The memory temporarily stores the raw data. The processing mechanism converts the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090034021 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a scanning device and a printing device. The scanning device and the printing device are configured to be separately arranged when the image forming apparatus is in use. The printing device includes a control unit that transmits and receives signals to and from a plurality... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090034022 - Image reading apparatus: Provided is an image reading apparatus including: an image reading sensor which reads an image from an original; and a mounting portion which mounts the image reading sensor, wherein the image reading sensor includes a positioning portion which is brought into contact with the mounting portion and adjusts the relative... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090034023 - Image scanning system: An image scanning system comprises: an image-capturing device that captures an image of a scan original and outputs image signals; an image processing circuit that executes image processing on the image signals; an image signal output device that outputs the image signals having undergone the image processing; a calculation device... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090034019 - Scanner: An apparatus and method relating to a least one wheel rotatable about a first axis while movably supporting a reflected light gathering unit extending along a second axis are disclosed.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090034024 - Scanner module and image scanning apparatus employing the same: A scanner module and an image scanning apparatus employing the same. The scanner module comprises an illuminator for illuminating light on an object to be scanned. The illuminator includes a light emitting diode, a light guide extending in a main scanning direction to change a direction of the light received... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090034026 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and data control device: The apparatus is adapted to deflect a light beam from a laser light source for each of the color components by means of a deflection mirror surface which oscillates, thereby making the light beam reciprocally scan in a main scanning direction. In this apparatus, however, only a light beam SL... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090034025 - Image reading apparatus and image reading method: An image reading apparatus has an image sensor in which a plurality of sensor arrays for reading a document image are connected into a line, and parallel-output image data. In the image reading apparatus, of image data output from each sensor array, image data of a pixel at one end... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090034027 - Original transport and reading apparatus, reading position adjustment method of original transport and reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An original transport and reading apparatus includes an original transport apparatus having a transport path, a first image reading unit that reads an image of an original facing the original transport apparatus, and a second image reading unit that is arranged inside the original transport apparatus and reads an image... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090034028 - Image scanning apparatus: An image scanning apparatus includes an endless belt; a pair of rotating bodies being adapted to wind the belt therearound with tension and rotating for rotating the belt; an image scanning unit which moves in association with the rotation of the belt in a state of being fixed to the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090034029 - Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and computer program: Attribute information accessory to a pixel can be used to determine whether to execute an interpolation process of less than one pixel at a scan line changing point in color misregistration compensation for a printout from an image forming apparatus having a characteristic shifted in the laser scanning direction for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090034031 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus which can perform a multiple exposure with a plurality of laser lights driven by the PWM signal without deteriorating the image quality of a line image and a character image. Scanning start points are controlled to be different between a first light beam and a second... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090034030 - Multi-funtional device having scanner module and image scanning apparatus employing the scanner moudle: A multi-functional device comprising an image forming apparatus to form a printing image and a scanner module to scan an image in a main scanning direction. The scanner module includes an illuminator to illuminate a light to a document mount, a sensor unit to read an image information of an... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090034032 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus, of lower power consumption and a smaller area with maintaining sufficient performance, includes a plurality of pixels for reading a plurality of color components, a plurality of holding units holding a signal from each pixel, a plurality of common output lines to which the plurality of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090034033 - Image forming apparatus: A color-shift correction image is formed in a density D and it is determined whether the color-shift correction image can be detected successfully. If the color-shift correction image can be detected successfully, then the density is decreased. If the color-shift correction image can not be detected successfully, then the density... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090034034 - Color image forming apparatus and color image forming method: According to this invention, the image attribute is determined by determining whether the image of each color component of color image data having undergone a screen process is a continuous tone image, and whether the image of each color component is a pattern image. Whether to perform an interpolation process... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

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