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Facsimile and static presentation processing June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090161124 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer program: A problem of the present invention is to prevent showthrough of a rear side image to a front side image without using any complicated processing at a time of reading out both sides of a document. To solve the problem, an image processing apparatus in accordance with the present invention... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090161135 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a printing unit which prints an image on paper, an exit path which connects an exit of the printing unit to an exit member which pushes the paper outside of the printing unit, a plurality of guide members which are arranged widthwise of the paper,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090161136 - Cost effective image path for multiple office applications: A method and apparatus for configuring an image path of an image processing apparatus is herein described. The image processing apparatus includes at least an input terminal or scanner for inputting or scanning document into image data and an output terminal or printer for printing documents. The method includes selecting... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20090161138 - Image reading apparatus, multifunction printer apparatus, and image processing method: This invention is directed to a method capable of performing appropriate under color removal in image original reading. According to this method, under color removal of the original is performed as follows. A printing medium without any printed image is read by primary and complementary color readings. A brightness signal... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161139 - Image reading apparatus, multifunction printer apparatus, and image processing method: This invention is directed to provide a method capable of performing filter processing suitable for each of different image reading methods. This method includes the steps of causing a light emitting unit to sequentially irradiate an image original with light components of three primary colors and read the image original,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161137 - Multifunctional peripheral print container modification: A system and method are provided for appending element files to a print container in a multifunctional peripheral (MFP) device. The method accepts a first element file and a print container including a second element file. Examples of element files other print containers, fixed documents, application-specific documents, page description language... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc. C/o Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski

20090161143 - Image forming apparatus monitoring system and method therefor: A monitoring server that monitors an image forming apparatus and detects an error if any has occurred thereon, identifies a type of firmware that has caused the error, and issues an instruction for replacing a version of the identified type of firmware. The image forming apparatus issues, to a transmission... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161142 - Positional error detection method and apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium: A positional error detection method forms, on a belt which is transported in a transport direction, positional error detection marks for detecting a positional error between image positions of first and second colors, detects the positional error detection marks on the belt, and computes the positional error based on the... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090161141 - Printing management information together with image data: An image forming apparatus includes an image receiving unit configured to receive image data, a sender identifying unit configured to identify a sender of the received image data, a check unit configured to check whether the identified sender corresponds to a predetermined sender, a management information providing unit configured to... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090161140 - User interface for interactive graphical job recovery: In response to a printing system fault or controller restart, a printing system print controller may present an interactive graphical job recovery user interface. The user interface may present one or more images that the print controller believes have printed successfully and/or a next page image scheduled to be sent... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090161144 - Avoiding deadlock in network printing: A method and apparatus for printing over a network where a user at a client device is able to print to a network printer via a server device. The server device includes a print driver that initializes an asynchronous communication channel, sends notification message data to a client device over... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161154 - Communication device and method of controlling the same: A communication device, having a first connecting unit for connecting to a network and a second connecting unit for connecting to an information processing apparatus, receives data from the network through the first connecting unit. The device includes a processing unit that processes the received data and a rejection information... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161152 - Document management device, document management method, and computer program product: An operating unit selects a piece of document data from among a plurality of pieces of document data from a document database. A relationship-information searching unit searches a relationship information database that stores relationship information in the form of parent-child relationship between the pieces of document data, for the relationship... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090161151 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus and method of printing an image in the image forming apparatus connected to an image storage device, the method including: selecting at least one image stored in the image storage device; setting up print options with regard to the selected at least one image; starting a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090161158 - Image forming apparatus having reply mail generating function and method for controlling the same: An image forming apparatus includes a mail reception unit configured to access a mail server based on designated mail account information and perform reception of an electronic mail, a mail management unit configured to store the electronic mail received by the mail reception unit in a readable state, a reading... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161160 - Image forming apparatus, computer-readable medium and data processing method: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus to form an image based on an XPS file including, a plurality of storage sections each of which has a different free storage space and a different access speed; and a control section to refer to information concerning usage frequency of each individual file... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090161155 - Image output apparatus and image output method: An image output apparatus including a first storage unit and a second storage unit having a slower data access speed than the first storage unit, an input unit configured to input image data, a setting unit configured to set a threshold of remaining amount of the first storage unit, a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161159 - Image processing apparatus and control method therefor: An image processing apparatus capable of executing a plurality of types of jobs includes a storage unit configured to store an integrated document including image data and a plurality of types of accompanying information related to the image data, a receiving unit configured to receive an instruction for executing a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161148 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, image processing method and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes an accepting unit, a selecting unit, a first forming instruction generating unit and a second forming instruction generating unit. The accepting unit accepts a forming instruction for forming an image. The selecting unit selects a first image forming apparatus and a second image forming apparatus... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090161149 - Image processing device, image processing system, recording medium storing image processing program, image processing method and data signal: An image processing device, which includes a reading section that reads image information on both sides; an inquiry section that inquires operational authority; and an execution section that executes a desired operation if the operational authority exists, wherein the document is synthesizedly printed, and the image processing device further includes:... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090161157 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus displays printing progress information about a document that has been instructed to be printed by a user through an application. The information processing apparatus has a display unit configured to display the progress of print processing using information regarding the document structure and the number of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161150 - Laser color copy image processing independent of classifications: An apparatus and a method are described for processing and reproducing a document including both text and half-tone images without generating undesirable image artifacts. A band-pass FIR filter with a predetermined frequency response is used to transform pixels in an input image to sharpen text edge and smooth pre-half-toned areas,... Agent: Zoran Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20090161153 - Management apparatus and information processing method: A management server obtains, from an image forming apparatus whose counter type set to be displayed therein is determined to be obtainable, the counter information, specifies a counter type to be assigned in a table of commonly displayed counters specified on the basis of a plurality of counter types set... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161147 - Personal document container: Systems, methods and devices for personal electronic document management are provided. The system includes a multifunction peripheral having an interface module connected thereto. The interface module includes a processor circuit with instructions for manipulating electronic files. The interface is configured to be capable of creating, modifying and accessing a personal... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090161146 - Preparing an electronic document of continuous information for document exchange that supports continuous and page-by-page printing: An approach that prepares an electronic document of continuous information for document exchange that simultaneously supports continuous and page-by-page printing is described. In one embodiment, there is an electronic document generator tool for document exchange that includes an input component configured to receive input with respect to preparing the electronic... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090161156 - Printing system, printing apparatus, and printing method: A printing system capable of properly selecting a printer driver without putting load on the user, and generating print data using the selected printer driver even when the operating apparatus cannot communicate directly with an information processing apparatus having a print data-generating function. The printing apparatus generates a list of... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090161161 - Recording system and controlling method therefor: A recording system in which a DSC and a PD printer are directly connected to each other via a general interface, image data is transmitted to the PD printer from the DSC, and the data is printed, wherein a communication procedure is established by applications installed into the PD printer... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090161145 - System and method for reproducing an image using a multi-function peripheral (mfp): System and method for reproducing an image using a multi-function peripheral (MFP) is disclosed. In one aspect, the method comprises receiving a source page at a MFP, wherein at least a portion of the source page is to be reproduced. The method further comprises displaying an editable electronic image of... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP

20090161162 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: an input section which inputs image data; a memory section which memorizes non-volatily various data including image data inputted by the input section; a cache memory; a control section which carries out an asynchronous operation which writes data to the cache memory in stead of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090161164 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: There is provided an image processing method of laying out and outputting an image of an original formed from a plurality of pages on one page, the method comprising: inputting image data of the original formed from the plurality of pages; dividing the image data input in the inputting into... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161163 - Parallel rip with preamble caching: A method and system is provided for splitting a print job into its preamble and at least one chunk. The splitter maintains a collection of RIP node addresses to which chunks of the job currently being split have already been sent. When a new chunk is about to be sent,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090161127 - image output color management system and method: Disclosed is an image output device color management system. The color management system includes a 2 dimensional principle component analysis (PCA) compensation method for reducing the number of measurement required for re-profiling a device, such as a printer.... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090161128 - Color image process controls methods and systems: This disclosure provides color image process methods and systems to control hue variation associated with a color printing system. In particular, it provides a method and system to adjust a control patch associated with a color separation to force a chromatic difference and control perceived color accuracy.... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090161133 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer-readable storage medium: A method that prints image data including multiple pages one copy at a time, and prints multiple copies, includes generating a patch image having multiple densities, forming the patch image on a photosensitive drum, and reading the density of the patch image, wherein generating the patch image, forming the patch... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161134 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: In an apparatus connected to a plurality of input devices, in the case of a browsing mode of images stored in a device from which images are input, a user is allowed to select, in parallel, from the images stored in the input device and images showing interfaces capable of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161132 - Image processing apparatus, and control method, and computer-readable storage medium thereof: An image processing apparatus, which has an input unit configured to input image data and which is communicably connected to an external apparatus via a network, includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a document with a predetermined form that includes a request for input of image data, via the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161131 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus is configured to process multivalued image data corresponding to a unit area of a recording medium so as to form an image on the unit area with a plurality of relative movements between a recording head and the recording medium. The apparatus has a selecting unit... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161130 - Ink jet recording apparatus and ink jet printing method: There is provided an ink jet printing apparatus in which unevenness that may occur at the edges of printing areas can be reduced also for various printing media including unspecified printing media. In the ink jet printing apparatus which uses a print head for ejecting ink and performs printing by... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090161125 - Method for classifying a printer gamut into subgamuts for improved spot color accuracy: A method is provided for classifying a color printer gamut into a plurality of gamut subclasses including representing the color printer gamut as a composite of gamut classes wherein each gamut class is comprised of a subset of printer color separations; and, assigning selected spot color targets to determined ones... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090161126 - Method for upsampling color correction tables, an apparatus for creating an upsampled color corretion table, and a program for upsampling color correction tables: A method of forming a multidimensional upsampled table, which includes a plurality of upsampled contents and a plurality of upsampled columns and a plurality of upsampled rows, includes reading a multidimensional unsampled table having a plurality of unsampled content values. The multidimensional unsampled table has a plurality of unsampled columns... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090161129 - Used media printing: A printing device includes a used media holder. A scan module is operable to receive a piece of used media from the used media holder and determine whether the piece of used media includes a printable side. A print module is operable to receive the piece of used media from... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090161165 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image processing method: An information processing apparatus processes, for each pixel, multivalued image data for a unit area of a recording medium, so as to form an image on the unit area with a plurality of relative movements between a recording head and the recording medium. The apparatus has a selector that selects... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161166 - Thermal recording device, image forming method and printed matter: A control section 9 of a thermal printer 1 performs CMYK/RGB-gray conversion, gradation conversion, halftone conversion for an input image data 3, and performs shift processing and rotation processing in accordance with the resolution and the number of lines of the thermal printer 1. The control section 9 performs heat-accumulation... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090161167 - Facsimile apparatus: A facsimile apparatus includes a document size detecting unit, a first image data generating unit, a size acquiring unit, a size comparing unit, a second image data generating unit, an image data transmitting unit, and a first transmission result outputting unit. The document size detecting unit detects a first size... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090161168 - Software, control apparatus and controlling method: There is described a control apparatus, which makes it possible to improve maneuverability of operations for setting the sender information in the facsimile system in which a facsimile apparatus and the control apparatus are coupled to each other through a network, so that the control apparatus instructs the facsimile apparatus... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090161169 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program executing image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus including an area sensor unit reading image data items corresponding to frames from an original image, a correction unit correcting the inclinations of the image data items, a high-resolution conversion unit acquiring image data with a resolution higher than the pixel sensor's resolution through interpolation, a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161170 - Image processing device and image reading device: An image processing device includes a first encoding processing portion to perform first encoding processing according to a first compression method for compressing multilevel image data and a second encoding processing portion to perform second encoding processing according to a second compression method for compressing binary image data. A determination... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090161171 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus is provided that includes a scanning unit for scanning a document to obtain scanning data and a control unit. The control unit is configured to specify a shadow region to be modified in the scanning data, execute a first adjusting operation for selecting a gray-scale level... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090161172 - Image processing device: An image processing device has a main unit, a storage unit, a first processing unit, a second processing unit, a first determination unit, and a first replacement unit. The storage unit is provided in the main unit that stores a color image having ground color and different color from the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090161177 - Device adapted for adjustment of scan position of light beam: An optical scanning device 65 is adapted to bring a deflector mirror plane 651 into independent pivotal motions about a first axis and a second axis perpendicular to each other. A mirror driver section including a first axis driver and a second axis driver is so controlled as to bring... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090161173 - Frame data producing apparatus, method and plotting apparatus: A micro-mirror unit of data from a plot point formation element unit data to a plot unit of frame data. A micro-mirror unit of data to be sequentially supplied to a plurality of micro-mirrors is produced from an image data corresponding to an image to be formed in a plot... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090161174 - Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing device includes a unit for reducing original image data of an image scanned by a scanning unit to generate a preview image; a unit for saving/reading a preview image data item of the preview image data in/from a memory; a unit for transferring the preview image data... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090161175 - Image reading apparatus and image reading method: A method for controlling an image reading apparatus that scans an image from a document, includes (a) acquiring read position data indicating a reference position where the image reading apparatus performs scanning operations, and (b) setting a reading region that defines, based on the acquired read position data, a range... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090161176 - Sheet music creation method and image processing apparatus: A sheet music creation method of creating sheet music whose layout is changed based on image data of sheet music input from an input device includes the steps of dividing the image data of the sheet music input from the input device into grand staffs, designating the grand staffs divided... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161178 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus that detects failure in the white LEDs constituting a white LED array. Failure in the white LEDs is detected by comparison between a prescribed current threshold and the current running in the LED array detected by an image reading apparatus controller when the white LED array... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090161179 - Duplex scanning apparatus: The present invention relates to a duplex scanning apparatus. The duplex scanning apparatus includes a sheet input tray for placing a stack of documents thereon. For performing duplex scanning operations on the stack of paper sheets, the documents are successively scanned from the bottommost one to the uppermost one. As... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090161180 - Printing apparatus and method of controlling printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes a printing unit that ejects ink from nozzles toward a recording medium to thereby perform printing, vibration detection unit that is provided in an apparatus body to detect vibration of the apparatus body, a determination unit that, if vibration is detected by the vibration detection unit... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090161182 - Image reading apparatus, multifunction printer apparatus, and image processing method: This invention is directed to a method capable of performing satisfactory image reading by absorbing variations in each apparatus. According to this method, in primary color reading, light emitting unit sequentially irradiates an image original with light components of three primary colors and reads the image original, and in complementary... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161181 - Method and apparatus for phase correction in a scanned beam imager: A method for detecting scanner phase error in a bidirectional scanned beam imager includes obtaining first and second images derived from respective first and second scan directions, comparing apparent image feature positions in the first and second images, and calculating a phase error corresponding to a difference between the apparent... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090161184 - Image processing device and method: An image processing device for converting input image data in input color space into output image data in output color space comprises an input unit configured to input a plurality of input pixel signals comprising the input image data, a designation unit configured to designate an achromatic condition for pixels... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090161186 - Image processing method, recording medium with recorded image processing program and image processing apparatus: An image processing method for carrying out predetermined correction processing with respect to one or more items regarding the quality of color images and the image processing method comprises a judgment step for judging the necessity/nonnecessity of correction with respect to each of the above-mentioned items and a correction processing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090161185 - Image reading apparatus, image reading method, and recording medium: There are provided a first color processing step of performing color processing on an image read from a front side of a document and a second color processing step of performing color processing on an image read from a back side of the document. A color of the image color-processed... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161183 - Optimal node placement for multi-dimensional profile luts for arbitrary media and halftones using parameterized minimization: A method and system for optimal node placement of a color correction table first generate a high resolution color correction table. A low resolution color correction table is generated. Each node of the low resolution color correction table has a corresponding color correction value generated by interpolating the color correction... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090161187 - Output data generating image processing: An image processing device generates output data used when an image displayed on a display device is to be output by an output device. The image processing device includes an output execution instruction input unit and a color space converter. The output execution instruction input unit inputs an instruction to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

  
06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090153891 - Data processing apparatus, and computer readable recording medium stored with processing program: In merging the printing data of the merger source to the printing data of the merger destination, the setting information concerning the tab sheets are identified from the both printing data and the aligning process is executed for aligning the tab setting information of the both printing data. For example,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090153890 - Medium supplying unit and image forming apparatus having the same: A medium supplying unit of an image forming apparatus includes: a cassette frame; a loading plate which is movably coupled to the cassette frame, and which supports a printing medium thereon; a pickup roller which picks up the printing medium from the loading plate; and a loading plate moving unit... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090153894 - Image forming system and method of controlling image forming apparatus: A trial mode in which the number of trials is limited can be set for a network printer function and a network scanner function of an image forming apparatus. Then, the use of one of the network printer function and network scanner function of the image forming apparatus for which... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090153893 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus which is capable of preventing wasteful transmission of metadata. Metadata is registered in advance in association with a type of a transmission destination of an image data. When transmitting the image data, metadata associated with the type of the transmission destination of the image data is... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090153892 - Image processing device, image forming system, image forming method and computer readable medium storing program: An image processing device includes plural image processing units that perform image processing on print data; a delivery unit that delivers a whole set of print data formed of plural segments to the plural image processing units; and a sending unit that sends a processing request command that specifies which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090153895 - Image forming device, image forming device terminal, and program: The present invention provides an image forming device terminal for enhancing the productivity of the image forming process such as printing. An image forming device terminal for instructing execution of a printout process on an image forming device capable of executing an authentication print printing, includes a selection accepting unit... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090153896 - Image forming device, image forming device terminal, image forming system, and program: The present invention provides an image forming device capable of maintaining a security level of a document constant, and an image forming device terminal. The image forming device capable of executing an authentication print printing includes a storage unit for storing a document data file and setting data of the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090153901 - Image forming device and image forming program: The image forming device capable of executing an authentication print printing includes: a communication interface for receiving job data; a job data property deriving unit for deriving a property of the job by referencing data contained in the job data other than data explicitly indicating to execute/not to execute the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090153898 - Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and computer program: An image processing apparatus enables a user to widely select a desired transfer method, in relation to methods of transferring image data to be output to a transfer destination. To accomplish this, the image processing apparatus allows the user to set instruction information for instructing a transfer method of image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090153902 - Information processing apparatus, job execution instructing method, and recording medium storing job execution instructing program: In an information processing apparatus, if a target file to be used for job execution, which is stored in a directory, is detected as being dragged and dropped into an icon instructing to execute a job, the directory storing the target file is detected from the target file itself. And... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090153899 - Information processing system, image input/output apparatus, and data processing method: An information processing system in which a plurality of image input/output apparatus can communicate with one another via a communication medium is provided. The information processing system includes a transfer unit configured to transfer a job from a first image input/output apparatus to a second image input/output apparatus; and a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090153897 - Method, system and program product for reserving a global address space: A method of operating a data processing system includes each of multiple tasks within a parallel job executing on multiple nodes of the data processing system issuing a respective system call to request reservation, without allocation of backing storage in physical memory, of a global address space defined by a... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090153900 - Printing system, printing apparatus and print control method therefor: When an instruction to transfer a print job, which has been issued from a print data source to Device A, to Device B is made, a transfer request for the job is issued from Device A to Device B (1502). Device B then spools the transfer request in a print... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090153903 - Image information storage device, image information processing system, and computer-readable record medium storing program for image information processing: An image information storage device is configured such that, when an output control unit makes the output unit output an image represented by first image data stored in an image data storage, the output control unit makes the output unit also output the registration information which has been associated with... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090153904 - Opportunistic process control for printers: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving print data at an electrophotographic printer; examining the print data to determine if an image within the print data may be used to perform one or more process control measurements and performing the process control measurement if it is determined that the... Agent: Mark L. Watson Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090153905 - Systems and methods for processing of variable documents: A method of processing an electronic version of a variable document for a recipient includes the steps of receiving the electronic version of the variable document for the recipient and rasterizing the electronic version into one or more rasterized images, wherein each rasterized image is assigned a unique identifier. The... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP

20090153884 - Printing system and method: This disclosure provides a printing method and system including two or more integrated image marking engines, wherein the printing system is operated with less than the total number of image marking engines to generate the maximum specified prints per minute associated with the printing system. According to one exemplary embodiment,... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090153885 - Output control device, computer readable medium for the same, and output control system: An output control device includes an output unit configured to output information externally received or to be transmitted outside, a display unit configured to display a predetermined image, a position detecting unit configured to detect a position specified on the predetermined image displayed on the display unit, a display control... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090153887 - Apparatus for printing consistent spot colors: RE A color imaging system is provided with a tagging system that tags spot color pixels in a page description language differently from non-spot color pixels. These tags are generated in a digital front end and stored along with contone values in a data structure. In addition to the tags,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090153888 - Method and apparatus for chromatic adaptation: A method for performing chromatic adaptation includes performing chromatic adaptation wherein corrections to tristimulous values XYZ are maximized in the regions of white and neutral and are minimized in the vicinity of non-neutral regions of colors space via piecewise linear corrections in XYZ. In one embodiment, a selective linear correction... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090153889 - Method of preventing a registration error while printing: A method of preventing a registration error while printing at least one printing image, wherein, in order to control or adjust the correct length of the printing image, the start and/or the distance of the printing image lines of the printing image are controlled by determining the ratio of the... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090153886 - Printer and method for controlling printer: The present invention is employed for self-service printing vending machines installed in various stores, for example. The present invention is provided for detecting an abnormality of an image and for displaying the abnormality with the corresponding image to be printed. The abnormality is corrected in accordance with an instruction by... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090153906 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. In the image processing apparatus, a vector converting section converts image data output from a color scanner into vector coefficients, and a color mapping section converts the image data, which are converted into the vector coefficients, into L kinds of record image data corresponding... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090153907 - Efficient diffusion dithering using dyadic rationals: Diffusion dithering can be performed efficiently by applying a set of diffusion filter weights with one or more shift, add, and/or subtract operations. An existing diffusion filter can be approximated with dyadic rationals, thereby allowing division operations in applying the filter weights to be performed with bit-shifting operations. An algorithm... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090153908 - Facsimile device for directly communicating over ip networks: Implementations described herein may provide fax terminals that can communicate directly with one another over packet-based networks. In one implementation, a fax device may include a network connection configured to connect the device to a packet-based network. The fax device may further include a control unit. The control unit may,... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090153909 - Automated e-mail address book update system and method for document output devices: A method for adding a user's e-mail address to the address book of a networked document output device includes receiving an electronic message from a user, automatically extracting the sender's electronic address, and automatically adding the electronic address to an address book used by the document output device. A networked... Agent: Prass LLP

20090153910 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus is supplied capable of feeding paper or ejecting paper to position which is desired by user. In the image forming apparatus which has medium accommodating sections, a first storing section stores accommodating section selection data correspondence information in which first medium accommodating section selection data assigned... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090153911 - Apparatus and methods for two point tone reproduction curve calibration: Systems and methods provide increased accuracy in recalibrating the tone reproduction curve (TRC) for a photoelectric image sensor that senses density values. The sensor outputs sensed density values for tone patches. A recalibrated TRC is calculated from the original TRC, the known densities of the tone patches, and the sensed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090153912 - Scanner calibration strip, scanner, and method for segmenting a scanned document image: A scanner calibration strip medium is described which includes at least one of a plurality of text symbols and a plurality of halftoned non-text images. A scanner is described which includes a scan bar and a scanner calibration strip medium scannable by the scan bar. The calibration strip medium includes... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153913 - Method for providing enhancement with an imaging apparatus: A method for providing image enhancement with an imaging apparatus includes imaging a target a plurality of times to generate a corresponding plurality of image data sets; averaging the image data sets on a pixel-by-pixel basis to generate a final image data set corresponding to the target; and generating an... Agent: Terry L. Grieshaber Veterinary Center For Skin Disorders

20090153914 - Input apparatus following task flow and image forming apparatus using the same: An input apparatus includes a command input unit to input a command, a key input unit having at least one key, a navigation key input unit having a rotatable navigation key, and a display panel unit to perform displaying according to manipulation of the command input unit, the key input... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090153915 - Hermetic seal for a scanner assembly of a probe storage device: A scanner assembly includes a first sealing ring that extends around one of first and second actuating mechanisms of the scanner assembly. A first sealant ring is positioned upon the first sealing ring and is formed from one of a solder seal, glass frit seal and a glue seal. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090153917 - Image reader: An image reader has a transport passage for transporting an original, a CIS for reading an image on the original transported on the transport passage, and a control member for pressing the transported original against an abutment member disposed at an opposed side of the transport passage at a read... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090153918 - Information processing system and method of controlling same: A scan job for scanning in an evidenced document is transmitted from a client terminal to a scanner. The scanner executes the scan job that has been received. If the scan job to be executed designates overlay printing, form data to be overlaid with the data scanned in by the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090153916 - Media output option lighting system: An electrophotographic device includes a scanning unit, at least one media output option for receiving a media sheet, and at least one light source for emitting a light beam to at least partially illuminate a media sheet receiving portion of the at least one media output tray. The media output... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153919 - Enhanced illuminated scanning unit reference marker: A method for providing a visible reference marker on a scanning unit for orienting an item to be scanned or copied includes the steps of emitting a light from a light source, guiding the light to a scanning unit having a contact glass scanning surface, and redirecting the light to... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153920 - Detachable transparent plate for scan head assembly: A detachable transparent plate for a scan head assembly in a document scanning system that allows an operator to detach the transparent plate from the scan head assembly located above a media feed path to clean a top face of the transparent plate and easily reattach it to the scan... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090153921 - Image forming device and image forming method: The present invention provides an image forming device using a toner that maintains a color-generation state or non-color-generation state owing to color-generation information provided by light, comprising: an image forming unit comprising a developing unit including a photoreceptor and the toner that forms a toner image, a color-generation information providing... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090153924 - Method and device for scanning images: In a method or system for scanning a source image, the source image is scanned with a sensor that comprises multiple line arrays designed to detect a specific color such that a color separation of the source image to be scanned is generated by each line array. The color separations... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090153923 - Methods and systems for rendering and printing reverse fine features: A method and system are proposed in which a moving window based operator is applied to a page of a PDL document that has been decomposed, and the objects within the page flattened and rasterized. The window moves along the raster scan line, and processes rasterized data within the window,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090153922 - Multifunction sensor for an image forming device: The present application is directed to methods and devices for determining the presence of a module and presence of a media sheet in a media path using output signals from a single sensor in an image forming device. One embodiment includes a sensor which may be oriented in a variety... Agent: John J. Mcardle, Jr. Lexmark International, Inc.

20090153925 - Automatic determining image and non-image sides of scanned hardcopy media: A system and method for determining the image and ancillary image sides of scanned hardcopy media. Hardcopy prints typically provide ancillary data to supply additional information for an area of interest and can enhance the analysis of key data in the print. Postcards, for example, provide a unique form of... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

  
06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090147273 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing control program capable of processing document data: An image processing method of forming images of data onto a plurality of recording media each having an obverse surface and a reverse surface is disclosed. This method has a recognizing step of recognizing a delimiter of the data in document data and a recognizing step of, in the case... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147291 - Image forming apparatus and an image forming method: An image forming apparatus that forms a color image includes: a sensor that detects a density of an image formed on the transfer body; a density adjusting unit that forms a density test pattern on a transfer body and that adjusts process parameters such that a density of the density... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090147292 - Apparatus, system, and method for image processing: A confidential document is generated by encoding distribution destination information specifying a destination to which the confidential document will be distributed.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090147296 - Collecting resource usage information in a print shop: A method used in a print shop for collecting and tracking the amount of resources used for a print job is described. The print shop includes a plurality of copy production devices such as printers and finishing devices and a server for managing them. Each copy production device collects information... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090147300 - Computer readable medium, printing control apparatus and printing system: An computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for controlling printing, the process includes: accepting a first printing instruction; accepting a second printing instruction; storing, when the first printing instruction is accepted, a first print job corresponding to the first printing instruction in a... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090147309 - Driver management apparatus and method therefor: A driver management apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a network entry message sent by unicast according to a search protocol for one-to-one connection from a device connected to a network, a determination unit configured to determine an operation environment in which the device executes a job sent... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090147301 - Host apparatus for image forming apparatus and printing account management method thereof: A printing account management method of a plurality of image forming apparatuses includes: displaying representations of a plurality of image forming apparatuses; generating a printer group including at least two image forming apparatuses selected from the plurality of displayed representations of the image forming apparatuses; and setting account information corresponding... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090147305 - Image forming apparatus having a function of mediating data transmission between a reception part and a job execution part: An image forming apparatus has at least one job execution part that executes a job based on data received according to a print protocol. A data reception part receives data transferred according to the print protocol. The data reception part exists depending on a kind of the print protocol. A... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090147310 - Image processing method and apparatus for reprinting with a desired binding width having different print settings: This invention provides an image processing method and apparatus capable of easily reprinting the same print data in various output forms at a high speed without any large-capacity storage device, in which when a page image corresponding to print data input from an external device is to be generated, the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147298 - Image reading device and printing system: Image reading device, when connected directly with a printer supporting a predetermined communications standard, enables the printer to print an image with a size or a layout desired by a user, irrespective of the internal setting of the printer. The inventive devices comprises an image detecting portion reading an original... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090147308 - Information processing apparatus print control method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus which is capable of generating XPS data having a data sequence suited to print settings for non-normal-order printing, from XPS data generated as a print spool file for normal-order printing. In the information processing apparatus, a layout filter receives an XPS document from a filter pipeline... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147304 - Information processing apparatus, printing processing method, and program therefor: The present invention aims that in a printing environment holding only a print instruction and a print data, a printing system capable of updating, changing, correcting, etc. only an additional drawing object is provided by holding an instruction about printing of an additional drawing object (added information) based on the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147307 - Method and apparatus for analyzing usage of printers: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for analyzing usage of printers. A method in accordance with an embodiment includes: obtaining from at least one printer information about a plurality of print tasks performed by each printer, wherein the information about print tasks at least contains information of print... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090147294 - Methods and systems for assessing resource utilization in a print production environment: A method of assessing resource utilization in a print production environment may include receiving a plurality of utilization profiles where each utilization profile corresponds to a utilization of a resource in an enterprise. For at least one resource in the enterprise, a computing device may determine a distance between a... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090147295 - Paper name database in a print shop management system: A method for managing a print shop system having a plurality of printers connected to a management server is described. A paper name database is maintained on the server and each printer, and contains a plurality of paper name definitions each associating a paper name to a plurality of paper... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090147306 - Print system, image-forming apparatus, and information-processing method: Administration such as the administration of the upper limit of a user is performed in an administration server, so as to control printing for each user, and data of a permission list is updated in a printer, so as to perform communication control and interrupt a communication performed for a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090147302 - Printing method, recordable medium recorded with a program to execute the method and host apparatus: A printing method includes converting an image data which is created by an application program into an EMF (Enhanced Meta File), storing the EMF converted from the image data, displaying information with respect to the stored EMF, selecting at least one stored EMF of a plurality of stored EMFs, and... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090147303 - Producing printed products and assembly for carrying out said method: The method for producing printed products in which said printed products are composed of printed sheets and for verification of the composition, composition information on at least one printed sheet characterizing said printed sheet with respect to predetermined printed sheet properties is evaluated, whereby during analysis, the composition information of... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20090147299 - Status monitoring system and method: The system comprises a local network including several printing devices provided with a diagnostic unit collecting various device working data's; and at least a connecting device connecting a plurality of printing devices, whereby the connecting device is adapted for collecting data's from a plurality of printing devices and for storing... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20090147297 - System and method for image editing of electronic product design: Electronic document design systems and methods allowing a user engaged in customizing an electronic product to select an image container and modify the placement, scaling, and displayed portion of an image associated with the image container. Upon user selection of an image container from the product design, an image pane... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090147293 - System and method for utilization of transferable settings for multiple document output drivers: The subject application is directed to a system and method for utilization of transferable settings for multiple document output drivers. An initial document output driver associated with a document processing application and at least one document rendering device is first accessed. Next, selected document output settings associated with the initial... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090147311 - Image processing device, image forming apparatus, and image forming method: An image processing device includes: a first memory unit which receives screen data selected from a plurality of screen data stored in a second memory unit and transferred to the first memory unit, and stores the received screen data; and a third memory unit which has a first area for... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090147312 - Printing device and control method for a printing device: A printing device and a control method for a printing device can freely change the distribution of print data to the front and back sides to achieve the desired duplex printing result when operating in a duplex printing page mode that converts the print data for one page after setting... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090147274 - Document generation method, document generation system, and printing system: [Solving Means] The UI processor 11 accepts designation of a size of a sheet for printing and designation of an amount of protrusion from the sheet for printing when marginless printing is performed. The XHTML document generation unit 12 generates an XHTML document including a size of an image to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090147275 - Printer: A program execution unit of an MFP apparatus does not use a preset priority for each kind of job or a print estimated time with low precision. Instead, the program execution unit controls a print order of pages of print images, which are generated by each job, so as to... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090147276 - Image recording apparatus, image recording method, data structure, recording medium, data processing apparatus and method: A compressed mirror data generator converts compressed data transmitted from a RIP server into compressed mirror data to be supplied to micromirrors of DMDS, and transmits the compressed data to an exposure unit. A frame data generator of the exposure unit decompresses the compressed mirror data, converts the decompressed mirror... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090147278 - Line head and image forming apparatus using the line head: A line head includes a head substrate, a first light-emitting element group having first light-emitting elements, a second light-emitting element group having second light-emitting elements, a first wiring line disposed on the head substrate and electrically connected to the first light-emitting elements, a second wiring line disposed on the head... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090147277 - Thermal transfer recording device and image formation method: A control section 11 of an image data generation apparatus 1 of a thermal transfer recording apparatus S performs resolution conversion processing, gradation conversion processing, CMYK separation processing, contour expansion processing, image sift processing, dot processing, and image reverse shift processing for entered image data 5 stored in an image... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090147283 - Ejecion control of quality-enhancing ink: A printing control method of generating print data to be supplied to a print unit capable of forming dots on a print medium by ejecting ink droplets of at least one type of colored ink containing a color material and a quality-enhancing ink for enhancing quality of a printed material.... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090147284 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus having: a plurality of image forming sections each of which forms images of respective colors; an intermediate transfer belt; and a control section which executes a color registration correction process and a deviation correction process, wherein the color correction process includes: forming test images on the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090147289 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus which is capable of eliminating influence of in-plane variation contained in secondary-color patches, which is caused by devices, in performing gradation correction. A first toner pattern having a uniform density (of gray) and a second toner pattern having gradation (of gray and black) are formed in... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090147286 - Image forming apparatus and color deviation correcting method and program: The invention has an image forming apparatus with a deviation amount calculator for obtaining, by an arithmetic operation, by an arithmetic operation, the deviation amount between the laser beam irradiating positions for each color, under the condition that the deviation amount increases gradually according to a time lapse in at... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147281 - Image forming apparatus and image forming option setting method thereof: An image forming option setting method of an image forming apparatus which has a display unit, the method includes selecting an administrator setting, and displaying an administrator setting image forming option on the display unit related to a display image forming option displayed on the display unit when the administrator... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090147280 - Image forming method and image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming method to perform a printing for a plurality of sheets of paper, comprising: expressing any one region in a first color, the one region being one of a predetermined number of regions which are provided at an end part of each sheet of the plurality... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090147285 - Image joining apparatus: Joint images are end portions of respective read images and are portions to be joined together. The joint images are stored with a compression ratio lower than that with which the read images are stored. Then, the read images are joined together at relative positions determined on the basis of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090147287 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and medium: An image processing apparatus includes a decision unit which decides a color selection threshold based on received compressed data from external apparatus, and a determination unit which determines according to the color selection threshold if a pixel included in the compressed data is a chromatic color pixel or an achromatic... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090147282 - Method and system for scanning papers and documents presenting printed information in black & white and in colored formats: The present invention is a scanning method and system in which the colored information as well as the black & white information appearing on the individual page or upon multiple pages of a document are initially scanned in a full color, 24-bit per pixel, mode; after which, the black &... Agent: David Prashker, Esq. D/b/a David Prashker, P.C.

20090147279 - Method for compensating for color variations among multiple printers: A method for compensating for color variations among multiple user printers by providing a target simulation process in each user printer that modifies its default color characteristics so that it has the same color characteristics as a designated target printer. In a WCS implementation, a target CDMP and a user... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090147290 - Print control apparatus and print control method: A print control apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store print attributes and print settings corresponding to the print attributes in association with each other, a search unit configured to search the storage unit for a print attribute corresponding to a print attribute of document data in accordance with... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090147288 - Rendering apparatus, rendering method, and computer-readable storage medium: It is determined whether the rasterization result of a rendering object is cashed. If it is determined that the rasterization result of the rendering object is not cashed, an image and a mask for the image are generated from the rendering object. The generated image and the generated mask are... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090147314 - Image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image processing apparatus including: an image source acquiring unit that acquires an image source; a determining unit that determines whether the image source acquired is a moving image source; a setting unit that sets a matrix size used in a noise elimination of a first plane to be larger... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090147313 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and image processing method: An information acquiring unit acquires information indicating whether a color material used at least for image formation is saved. An image-information generating unit creates, when the information acquiring unit acquires the information for saving the color material, image information using the color material of which consumption is saved.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090147315 - System for halftone screen production: Method, apparatus and program product generates a threshold array that contains at least one halftone cell having overlapping or dissimilar dots.... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20090147316 - Device of connecting data of document and method of connecting same: An object of the present invention is for a user originally having authority to be capable of performing a copy operation without damaging convenience. In order to achieve the above object, a device according to the present invention comprises connecting unit for connecting data of a first document into which... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147317 - Operator interactive document image processing system: Methods and systems for operator intervention in a document processing system are disclosed. One possible method includes capturing images of documents within a document processing system. The method further includes executing computerized analysis of the images to establish an acceptability determination regarding the images. The method further includes manually reviewing... Agent: Unisys Corporation

20090147318 - Scanning device having positioning element for adjusting scanning area: A scanning device includes a housing, an optical module and a positioning element. The optical module is movably disposed in the housing. The positioning element disposed on the housing is movable in a direction substantially parallel to a moving path of the optical module so as to adjust the range... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090147320 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus including: a reflection member to reflect light at a first position spaced a predetermined distance from a scan glass; a moving unit to move the reflection member between the first position and a second position; and a control unit to generate initial reference data from an... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090147321 - Image sensing apparatus: An image sensing apparatus having a large depth of focus (DOF) and being compact in size is provided. The image sensing apparatus includes a plurality of light sources that shines light beams on an illumination portion of a document; a first mirror that receives incident light scattered by reflection from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090147319 - Laser scanner: A laser scanner may include a measuring head structured to be rotatable around a first axis, a first rotary drive structured to rotate the measuring head, a rotary mirror rotatable around a second axis, a second rotary drive structured to rotate the rotary mirror, a transmitter structured to transmit a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090147322 - Fiber optic imaging device: An fiber optic imaging device utilizing fiber optics for imaging portions of documents of varying shapes and/or sizes. For example, for imaging a book or any document having a centerfold, where the document will not lay flat (non-planar) against the platen of the image forming device. The device may be... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090147323 - Image acquiring apparatus and image acquiring method: An image acquiring apparatus and image acquiring method are provided. The image acquiring apparatus includes an image sensor for outputting a plurality of first analog image signals corresponding to a plurality of pixels; an ADC for converting the plurality of first analog image signals to a plurality of digital image... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090147324 - Image forming apparatus with image reading unit including contact glass: An image forming apparatus is provided with an image reading unit for reading the image information of a document and an image forming unit for performing a specified image forming process based on this image information. The image reading unit includes a contact glass on which a document to have... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090147325 - Image processing apparatus performing color conversion: An image processing apparatus handling combined data including read data from a scanner and written data written by a touch pen, capable of performing appropriate color conversion both on the read data and written data is provided. When a display image obtained by combining the read data and the written... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090147326 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A color document is scanned using sensors of two color components, and monochrome image data is generated by performing a color conversion process on color image data made up of two color components obtained through the scanning.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147327 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable encoding medium encoded with a computer program: An image processing apparatus, including a color conversion part configured to conduct a color conversion of image data. The color conversion part extends an information amount of an output value in the color conversion based on a first minimum information amount possible to depict a gradation in a lattice point... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090147328 - Method and apparatus for characterizing and correcting for hue shifts in saturated colors: A method for correcting for hue shifts includes parameterizing the conversion of long-medium-short (LMS) spectral sensitivities of the human eye to a human observer function, and applying a non-linear transformation between the LMS and human observer function in order to correct for the hue shifts. A system for correcting for... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090147329 - Systems and methods for designing a set of black generation transfer curves: A method for designing a black generation transfer curve is described. A table is produced to convert a first signal in a first signal space to a second signal in a second signal space. Color measurement data of a device is obtained. The color measurement data relates to a signal-to-color... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

  
06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090141298 - Image forming device, and method and computer readable medium therefor: An image forming device includes a main body casing, a cover configured to be openable and closable with respect to the main body casing, a sensing unit configured to sense an opening-closing operation of the cover, a forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet, a detecting unit... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090141300 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus including: an image processing section that processes an original image, and outputs the processed original image; an operating section that a user operates; a reading-and-displaying section disposed in the operating section, and has a function of reading control information as an image and has a function... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090141299 - Program storable image forming apparatus, control method, and control program: An image forming apparatus has a first execution environment that can interpret and execute a first-format instruction for controlling the image forming apparatus, and a second execution environment that can interpret and execute a second-format instruction defined by a format that does not depend on a type of the image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141301 - Printing device: A printing device for printing on an image-receiving sheet includes an output unit for outputting printed image-receiving sheets to a finishing device. An interface is configured to connect to the finishing device. The interface is arranged for receiving an error signal from the finishing device. A communication unit outputs an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090141302 - Automated user feedback: A method and printing device print a feedback form in response to activation of a customer feedback option of the printing device. The printing device and the feedback form instruct the user to supply feedback comments on the feedback form and cause the feedback form to be scanned using the... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090141306 - Calibration system: A calibration system includes a plurality of printers, a grouping unit, a printer-selecting unit, a corrections data acquiring unit, a group determining units, and a print-data creating unit. A set of condition data is set for each printer. The grouping unit allocates each printer into either one of at least... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090141304 - Computer-readable recording medium storing a program for managing image files and image file management apparatus: An original image file and a shortcut image file corresponding to original image data representing the original image file are provided for file management. An address tag representing a location in which the original image file is stored and an additional information tag such as information on printing of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141305 - Data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus has a first controller which specifies an output mode for image data to be processed and a second controller which determines whether the image data is stored in a memory or not based on the output mode specified by the first controller.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090141307 - Document scanning system: A document scanning system includes a scan apparatus adapted to scan a document and to create and store electronic raw data representing the scanned document. An input system permits a user to input settings for the scanned document. A start mechanism causes the scan apparatus to start a scan process.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090141303 - Printing system and printer specifying method: There is described a printing system, which includes a plurality of printers and a user terminal device, while makes it possible to easily and securely specify a printer desired by the user. The user terminal device is provided with: a command transmitting section that transmits the printer retrieving command to... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090141308 - Printing device and control method for a printing device: An electronic method for printing is disclosed, the method including receiving print data from a host computer, the print data including an indicator, wherein the print data does not include supplemental duplex or simplex printing settings, determining that the indicator is within the print data, analyzing the indicator to determine... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090141291 - Imaging device, printing system, printing device, image printing method, and storage medium having stored thereon program controlling the image printing method: In the case of printing while a digital camera is directly connected to a printer, it has been impossible to determine to what extent image blurring affects a print image. In an imaging device, a detection section (17A) detects blurring. An image blurring compensation section (15A) compensates image blurring. A... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090141292 - Predictive packager for digital image processing: The present invention provides a method for printing digital images wherein concurrent with selection of an image by a user, the image is rendered and placed on a storage location before a print order is completed, and printing the image upon selection of a print command. Multiple images may be... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone

20090141293 - Printing apparatus and printing method: This invention corrects a print position error caused by the inclination of the nozzle array of a printhead without decreasing the printing speed. To accomplish this, print data of at least one column in the print medium conveying direction is read out for a predetermined number of bits from print... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141296 - Color image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: A color image forming apparatus in which a positional displacement detection image and a light quantity adjustment image are formed within a one-rotation length of an image bearing member (intermediate transfer belt). A light-emission quantity when detecting density is determined on the basis of a detection result of a light... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141295 - Image processing apparatus: A color correction unit corrects a color of an image signal. A reference data storing unit stores reference data corresponding to patches in a reference chart. A correction parameter generating unit generates image processing parameters based on the reference data and values of the reference chart. An intermediate result storing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090141297 - Printing system and control method thereof and program: A printing system and control method thereof which insert partitions between printed materials printed by a printing apparatus execute substitution operation in a case that there is no partition. The substitution operation includes executing shift discharge sheet operation which loads printed materials onto a stacker with a shift by units... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090141294 - Register regulation in a printing press: There is described a regulating system for register adjustment in a printing press which has at least one printing unit, wherein the regulating system has at least one register regulator. In the regulating system, a pilot control variable and/or a register error estimated variable are/is provided for influencing the register... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090141309 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image forming apparatus to connect a video controller to a laser scanning unit through a cable and the video controller includes a halftone table in order to perform a halftone process with respect to an original image. The halftone table includes a dot region having at least two shapes... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090141310 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image forming apparatus, and computer program product: A halftone pixel detection unit detects pixels near center pixels of halftone pixels by comparing a density difference between a target pixel and each of neighboring pixels of image data with a predetermined threshold. A halftone pixel rearranging unit rearranges the halftone pixels detected by the halftone pixel detection unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090141311 - Method and apparatus for multi-color printing using hybrid dot-line halftone composite screens: A method and apparatus for generating a multicolor image using halftone screens employs a dot structure dot growth pattern for one or more of the colors and a line structure dot growth pattern for at least two or more of the other colors.... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson Patent Legal Staff

20090141312 - Scanning apparatus and image correcting method thereof: A scanning apparatus which scans an image of a document to generate an image data, the scanning apparatus includes: a boundary sensing unit to sense a boundary of the image, and a distortion area, a distortion boundary of which is not sensed; a shadow calculating unit to calculate a shadow... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090141313 - Information processing device, printing device, information processing system, method, computer-readable medium, and computer data signal: An information processing device includes: a document information receiving unit that receives document information; a placement region determining unit that selects a region from the document information and determines the region as a placement region where code information is to be placed, on the basis of the amount of information... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090141314 - Image recording apparatus: An image recording apparatus includes a conveying mechanism configured to convey a recording medium in a conveying direction, and a recording unit configured to record an image on the recording medium conveyed by the conveying mechanism when the recording medium is in a first position below the recording unit. The... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090141315 - Method for image-display: A screen image displaying image-data items in list form is displayed over a predetermined time period. Then, the display color of an image-data item of the image-data items, the image-data item corresponding to predetermined classification information, is changed so that the image-data item can be differentiated from other image-data items.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141316 - Image forming apparatus: A deflector deflects a light beam from a light source. A scanning optical system focuses the light beam deflected by the deflector. An image carrying member is located at a focal position of the light beam and includes a surface that is scanned in a main scanning direction with the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090141317 - Image forming apparatus: Image forming apparatus that forms an electrostatic latent image on a surface of a photosensitive member with a laser beam, including a generation unit configured to generate a high-speed clock and a low-speed clock mutually different in frequency, a scanning unit configured to perform scanning of the laser beam in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141318 - Secure scanning system: The secure scanning device [1000] is described which includes a scanner [1300] a transport device [1510], a shredder [1900] all directed under the control of a computing device [1200]. Pages [3] of a confidential document intended to be scanned and securely stored are passed through the scanner [1300]. Images of... Agent: Zale Patent Law

20090141319 - Image forming device, image forming method and computer readable medium: The present invention relates to an image forming device that realizes accurate image forming positioning at a desired position without any complex operation about the image forming position by firmware in the image forming device that can involve the unevenness or mounting position difference of lenses of a deflection scanning... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141320 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus reads out image data stored in an image memory unit, performs size reduction, when the read out image data is color image data, on a plurality of pieces of color component data of the color image data by using different pixel number reducing circuits and different... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP

20090141322 - Generating a device independent interim connection space for spectral data: Generation of an Interim Connection Space (ICS) of a full spectral space is provided. A space of illuminants is accessed, and the full spectral space is decomposed into a first subspace that is an orthogonal complement of a metameric black subspace for the space of illuminants. The Interim Connection Space... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090141321 - Generating an interim connection space for spectral data: Generation of an Interim Connection Space for spectral data in a full spectral space is provided. A set of linear maps is accessed, each linear map characterizing a linear transformation from the full spectral space to a colorimetric space, and spectral measurement data is accessed. The linear maps can for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

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