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Facsimile and static presentation processing July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090190143 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and recording medium: Based on whether image formation is to be performed on an one side or both sides of record paper, and on whether image data concerning image formation is image data of an one-sided document or image data of a double-sided document, it is judged whether a blank page or a... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090190142 - Method and system for connecting a data storage device to a kiosk: A system includes a docking port with at least one moveable member for releasably engaging any of a plurality of different data storage devices; at least one data connector disposed adjacent the docking port; and an optical recognition device for locating a data port on the data storage device. The... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090190152 - Document reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: In an apparatus having a document reading portion for reading an image of a document on a document platen, by reading an image of a document on a display screen using an area sensor, it's not necessary to set a document for reading on the platen so that the document... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090190151 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided that presents information for a function relevant to an operation performed by a user using a waiting time. The image forming apparatus displays information relevant to the operation when a user directly operates a multifunctional apparatus to execute a job and includes a relevant... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090190153 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a setting section, a setting display section, a determination section, a change section, and an incompatible option display section. The setting section sets image formation functions, which include first and second functions. The setting display section displays a single or plurality of options on each... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090190154 - Image forming system and method, management apparatus, and recording medium: An image forming system includes one or more image forming apparatuses and a management apparatus. The management apparatus includes: a software component retention part configured to retain one or more software components in a storage unit, the software components each being configured to generate output format data in a data... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090190150 - On-demand print driver: An on-demand print driver application queries a printing device for configuration data that specifies current capabilities of the printing device. The on-demand print driver application generates a print driver data file based upon both a set of basic capabilities common to multiple printing devices and the current capabilities of the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090190156 - Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and computer-readable storage medium: An image forming apparatus is provided that includes a storage unit configured to store print data which is received from a host, a generation unit configured to read the print data which is stored in the storage unit and generate an intermediate code, and an image forming unit configured to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090190155 - Printing system: A personal computer identifies a target of a printing error in a printer. At this time, the personal computer identifies the target of the printing error in the printer as a print file, based on an identification code obtained together with status information which represents error information. The personal computer... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090190174 - Apparatus and method for image processing of ground pattern: In order to prevent illegal copying more effectively in an image forming apparatus, when a specified ground pattern for preventing copying is detected in input image data, the detected ground pattern is emphasized in the image data. Alternatively, information for detecting the specified ground pattern is stored in a storage... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090190171 - Approval workflow management system, printing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium: An approval workflow management system capable of preventing a mismatch from being caused between a document of which the contents have been confirmed for approval, and an electronic document stored in a file server, for approval, thereby enhancing the reliability of an approval workflow. The approval workflow system is formed... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090190168 - Document processing system: A document processing system is disclosed that is capable of processing both fixed-format and unfixed-format hand written paper documents. The document processing system includes an encoding unit that encodes a sheet ID for identifying a hand written first document on a sheet to generate a coded sheet ID; a decoding... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090190176 - Efficient printer control electronics: An apparatus (such as a printer) including a combination engine controller circuit board having a integrated circuit (IC) chip configured to process (format) incoming data as well as to control the operations of the apparatus is disclosed. The IC chip is adapted to receive and process data as well as... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

20090190170 - Electronic device and control method for an electronic device: An electronic device and control method can detect tapping operations on the device housing to control executing processes, and whether tapping operations are accepted can differ by individual print job. The receipt printer has an impact sensor. The control unit of the receipt printer detects tapping while processing print data... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090190169 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a display section, a storage section, and a continuation reception section. The display section displays a plurality of setting items, and the setting items relate to only one of the plurality of functions. The storage section stores a single or plurality of groups of setting... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090190172 - Image forming apparatus and control method therefor: An image forming apparatus switches a line of image data, to be read out from a storage unit, to another, depending on a position in the line in a scanning direction such that the curving of a scanning line is offset, and reducing trouble in reading out image data in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090190163 - Image reading apparatus and method of reading image: An image reading apparatus reads the image of an original document. An original document reading section scans an original document to read the image of an original document. A scanned data producing section produces scanned data based on the image read from the original document. A communication section receives a... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090190160 - Label creating apparatus and method for using the same: A label creating method for creating labels to be attached to checked fixtures comprises these steps: providing a label creating system (100), which includes a database module (40) storing relational parameters and data of the checked fixtures, and a server module (30) connected to the database module; sending acquiring instruction... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090190165 - Link system: In a link system in which a plurality of MFPs and a server apparatus is connected so as to enable data communication over a network, a remote connection driver of the MFP starts an application on the server apparatus by remote control and at the time, on the basis of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090190164 - Method and apparatus for forming image: In an image forming apparatus, a setting management unit acquires at least one of first setting data and second setting data. The first setting data is information that specifies data to be included in the identification image from among the identification data and the second setting data is information that... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090190158 - Method for saving printer paper: A method for saving paper on a printer, including: providing a user interface that includes a buffer option window on the print window for storing, in a buffer that is located in a directory that can be chosen by a user, a plurality of separate documents to be printed without... Agent: Carpenter & Associates

20090190157 - Methods for operating user interfaces of a device controllable at a plurality of access points: Methods for operating the user interfaces (UIs) of a device such as an MFP device while the device is under simultaneous user operations from different access points.... Agent: Law Offices Of Larry K. Roberts, Inc.

20090190162 - Print control device, information display method for print control device, and information display program for print control device: A print control device that executes a plurality of filtering units sequentially and in parallel to generate print data of a document includes: an acquisition unit that acquires print information that at least includes attribute information related to the attribute of the document on which the filtering units are executed... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090190166 - Print processing system: In a print processing system, a storage server temporarily stores print data generated on a user client PC; a multifunction apparatus then obtains the print data from the storage server and prints the data, according to user's operation on the multifunction apparatus; and a management server manages a storage status... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090190173 - Printer and printer control method: A thermal printer and a control method for a thermal printer enable increasing throughput before a printing process starts by starting a duplex printing process without waiting to convert all print data into the front print buffer and back print buffer, enable executing a duplex printing process on a print... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090190161 - Printing apparatus and method of controlling the same: A printing apparatus is provided for obtaining pickup information of users and determining a print order in accordance with the pickup information in consideration of different pickup patterns of the users for picking up printed documents, and a method of controlling the printing apparatus, in order to minimize time and... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090190167 - Printing system and control method thereof and program: A printing system having a printing apparatus and a post-processing apparatus connected to the printing apparatus, and a method for controlling the printing system, are provided. When an in-line job is received that is set to perform a printing process by the printing apparatus and a post-process by the post-processing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090190175 - System for sending e-mail message via printed form: A system for sending an e-mail message. The system comprises comprising a printed form having a plurality of location-indicating tags printed thereon. Each tag contains coded data identifying a location of the tag on the form and an identity of the form. The system further comprises an optically imaging pen... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090190159 - Systems and methods for generating and communicating enhanced portable document format files: A method for converting a facsimile includes receiving the facsimile via the public-switched telephone network, generating an enhanced portable document format (EPDF) file that includes information in addition to image information and communicating the EPDF file to an e-mail server. The EPDF file can then be communicated as an attachment... Agent: Robert A. Blaha Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha LLC

20090190178 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: an image memory to store image data to form an image with pixels aligned in a main scanning direction and a sub-scanning direction; a print head; and a correction section to perform correction processing on the image data to correct misalignment which occurs... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090190177 - Method forming apparatus and image information saving method: An image forming apparatus according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises an image reading unit that reads an image from a document to generate base image data which matches predetermined default reading conditions; a reading condition identifying unit that identifies reading condition settings specified by a user in... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090190179 - Image forming device, device driver and print controlling method: There is described an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to easily create a booklet sample. The apparatus includes: a determining section to determine whether or not instruction information for instructing the apparatus to create a booklet sample is attached to print data; and a controlling section to control... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090190144 - Gamut boundary separated print system profiling methods and systems: This disclosure provides a method and system to generate device dependent color space representations for an image output device. The method and system are particularly applicable to a printing device, where gamut boundary separated profile methods are executed to map device in-gamut and device out-of-gamut colors.... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090190146 - Image forming apparatus having blank sheet ejection preventing function and blank sheet ejection preventing method: An image forming apparatus for printing out one or more pages in an electronic file having color information in the form of at least one of character information and image information, includes an information acquiring unit configured to acquire at least one of the character information and the image information... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090190147 - Image forming apparatus, print control method, and computer-readable recording medium storing print control program: An image forming apparatus and a print control method prevents a disadvantageous effect to a user due to print failure, before an image forming operation is started. The image forming apparatus includes an interface for connecting an external storage device to the image forming apparatus. Data stored in the external... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090190149 - Image forming system: An image forming system, according to the present invention can include a forming device for forming an image based on printing data, an obtaining device for obtaining an image-formable range specific to the forming device, a determination circuit for determinating if the image based on printing data fits within the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090190145 - Print control apparatus, print apparatus, print control method, computer-readable medium and computer-data signal: A print control apparatus includes a print request receiving unit and a print control unit. The print request receiving unit receives a print request, including print target information, to a print apparatus. If a condition is satisfied under which print target information should have information regarding security added thereto for... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090190148 - Printing apparatus and printing method, and program therefor: The objective of the present invention is to provide a printing apparatus that can avoid difficulty in the folding of a print sheet that has been printed using clear toner. In order to achieve this objective of the present invention, a printing apparatus includes a storage unit for storing data... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090190181 - Image processing apparatus and method: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus, including: a comparing and detecting section for comparing two image data, which respectively obtained by nearly simultaneously reading both sides of a document, on a pixel to pixel basis and detecting a pixel, on which off-set arises, from the two image data based on... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner L.L.P.

20090190180 - Method and apparatus for printer characterization: A one dimensional transformation of colorant values before transforming them into a color using a printer model enables linearization of the gradation of each color component as a function of colorant values. The method reduces interpolation error if the printer model uses piecewise linear interpolation.... Agent: Agfa C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090190182 - Apparatus, system, and method for image processing: An image processing apparatus includes an image information acquisition device, an embedment information acquisition device, an embedment mode information acquisition device, an embeddability determination device, and an embeddability information output device. The image information acquisition device acquires image information on a target image into which supplemental information is to be... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090190183 - Image processing device, image processing method and program and storage medium therefor: In a copy generation management on paper, the present invention aims to detect a falsification in embedded information and increase the capacity of embedded information while maintaining security. The image processing device embeds second additional information into document image data embedded with first additional information. The image processing device deletes... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090190184 - Communication device: A communication device receives and stores image data, and searches for information image data in the image data. If found, the information image data is removed, thereby shortening the image so that it can be completely reproduced on one page without compressing or clipping. The information image data may be... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090190185 - Image reading system: An image reading apparatus configured to read a document at a second resolution based on a result of reading the document at a first resolution generates image data with low data amount having small data amount from image data-for-save that has been read at the second resolution and transfers the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090190190 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus for reading a document placed on a document positioning plate using a reading sensor unit mounted on a carriage includes a rack member provided in an apparatus body and having rack teeth provided along the moving direction of the carriage, a pinion gear rotatably disposed on... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090190189 - Information processing apparatus, control method therefor, information processing system, and program: To authenticate an authentication reference apparatus, authentication information generation reference data is transmitted to the authentication reference apparatus. First authentication reference data generated by the authentication reference apparatus using the authentication information generation reference data is acquired from the authentication reference apparatus. Second authentication reference data is generated using key... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090190187 - Print system with detection system and method: A print system with scanner with diagnostic system including one or more image capture modules mounted in a body, such that the imaging modules scan a diagnostic area around the print mechanisms to capture a representative image of said diagnostic area. The one or more image capture modules mounted in... Agent: David A. Novais, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company

20090190188 - Process and device for digitising a document: The invention relates to a process for digitising document in which the document (4) is feed driven in front of a sensor (2) by a drive mechanism (3) comprising a plurality of elements (31-36) which come into contact with the document (4) while it is fed, wherein the sensor (2)... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090190186 - Variable length adjustable flame scanner: An apparatus for varying a length of a flame scanner assembly for monitoring a flame includes a mounting shaft which connects to a fiber optic cable assembly; and a spool assembly having a first end and a second opposite end. The first end connects to a detector head assembly and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Alstom Power

20090190191 - Process and apparatus for scanning imaged storage plates and having automatic gain adjustment: There is disclosed a process and apparatus for scanning imaged storage photo-stimuable phosphor plates including automatic gain capabilities once scanning of the thus imaged plate is initiated permitting preliminary reading of a portion of the storage foil or photo-stimuable phosphor imaging plate to determine pixel values for evaluation within a... Agent: Clifford G. Frayne

20090190193 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus performs a first edge determination to determine whether each pixel is an edge of a black character or a thin black line based on a pixel signal of a predetermined color in each pixel included in multi-valued image data. The image processing apparatus determines whether to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090190192 - Image reading apparatus and method for processing images: An image reading apparatus reads image information of an original document to produce image data having different data sizes. An image converting section converts the image information into a plurality of items of image data. A display section displays a plurality of items of information on the plurality of items... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090190194 - Color correction method for an imaging system: A method for correcting color shift in an imaging system, including an imaging object, and a standard color conversion lookup table associated with the imaging object, includes measuring a plurality of test patches to obtain color data associated with the imaging object. A signature color data lookup table is generated,... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

  
07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090185197 - Control of motors in an image forming device: The present application is directed to methods and devices for controlling a motor in an image forming device by sensing the amount of current applied to the motor. One embodiment includes a power supply operatively connected to a controller. The power supply provides an electrical current to a motor, and... Agent: John J. Mcardle, Jr. Lexmark International, Inc.

20090185198 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: a plurality of medium trays to stack a print medium having an image formed thereon by an image forming unit; a driving source to momentarily apply a direction switching signal; a selector to select a carrying path of the print medium having the image formed... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090185199 - Image forming apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium: An image forming apparatus is provided for performing image formation by developing an electrostatic latent image formed on an image bearing member using a recording material. The apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a color image to be formed, a specifying unit configured to specify an important color... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090185210 - Method of forming characters for microprint and image forming apparatus using the same: Disclosed is a method of forming characters for microprint and an image forming apparatus using the same. The method of forming characters for microprint includes determining for every image character a size font taking into account the rules to create small prints, rasterizing a character into a bitmap, skeletonizing the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090185211 - Time measuring apparatus and image forming apparatus: The present invention teaches and claims an image forming apparatus using a time measuring apparatus to accurately measure the time in which the image forming apparatus stays in one or more modes. The image forming apparatus comprises a first CPU which outputs a pulse signal to a receiving second CPU.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090185223 - Document printing program, document protecting program, document protecting system, document printing apparatus for printing out a document based on security policy: In a document protecting system, a distributor terminal implementing a document protecting program obtains an encryption key to encrypt a document file, associates a print request to the document file, and encrypts the document file by the encryption key. And a user terminal implementing a document printing program obtains a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090185217 - Image delivery system: An image delivery system includes an image delivery server, a plurality of image processors, and an information processor, which are connected by a network. The image delivery server delivers a print job to the image processor. The image delivery server includes a data recording unit, a setting recording unit, an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090185220 - Image forming apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus which makes it possible to provide restricted access thereto without requiring an information processing apparatus to have a special authentication function. The image forming apparatus receives authentication information input by a user using a user interface, and receives a connection request transmitted from the information processing... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090185219 - Image processing apparatus, distribution management method, and recording medium: A process-flow calling unit calls existing flow definition data defining a process flow of image data from a distribution management apparatus connected via a network. A list display unit displays thereon a list of existing flow definition data called by the process-flow calling unit. A process-flow generating unit generates new... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090185221 - Information processing apparatus and program therefor: An information processing apparatus which has a processing function of processing information and includes a data providing device, a storage device, a setting device, a determination device, and a changing device. The data providing device provides data to the information processing apparatus, and the storage device stores data. The setting... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090185216 - Method for controlling the production of a print product: The invention discloses a method for controlling the production of printed matter using a Management Information System (MIS), where first of all the MIS uses a request formulated by a customer to create an offer for producing the printed matter and transmits MIS order data to a print input stage... Agent: Ursula B. Day, Esq.

20090185215 - Method for the operation of a data bus, and data bus system: In a method or system for operation of a data bus to which multiple bus participants each with a respective serial number specific to them are connected, a new bus participant is connected to the data bus. A request bus message is generated by the new bus participant, the message... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090185212 - Multiproduct printing workflow system with dynamic scheduling: A method for end-to-end printing, including entering into service level agreements with each of a plurality of partner systems that enable customers to order personalized print products, wherein a service level agreement designates maximum delays for finishing customer print orders, receiving customer print orders forwarded from the plurality of partner... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC

20090185222 - Planar mapping of graphical elements: Planar rendering is described. In an implementation, a method includes approximating a shape that corresponds to an overlapping portion of at least one graphical element that is translucent with another graphical element. A color is computed for the approximated shape from respective colors of each of the graphical elements and... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090185218 - Printing system, printing device and printing device maintenance method: A printing system in which a printing apparatus and a host device are connected on a network, wherein the printing apparatus has a starting unit that, when power is turned on under prescribed conditions, starts up the printing apparatus based on a prescribed network setting differing from that used during... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090185213 - Productivity of digital printing of jobs with different sizes of paper: A method of maximizing usage of a photoreceptor particularly a photoreceptor belt in digital printing by intermixing page images of different sizes on the belt when the user has requested multiple print jobs requiring different sheet sizes, or a single document job requiring sheets of different sizes. If no combination... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090185214 - Systems and methods for print resource management: Systems and methods consistent with some embodiments presented provide methods for print resource management. In some embodiments of methods for print resource management print data comprising PDL data may be parsed to identify reusable resources in the print data. The reusable resources may be converted to a common internal format... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090185224 - Image forming apparatus and thumbnail image generating method: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus 100, comprising: an image processing section 10 to perform image processing for printing for CMYK image data which is obtained by a color conversion for the printing; a thumbnail image generating section 11 to generate thumbnail image data by using the CMYK image data;... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090185225 - Tint block image generation program and tint block image generation device: A computer readable medium which stores a tint block image generation program that causes a computer to execute a tint block image generation step of generating tint block image data having a latent image portion and a background portion, which have different output densities to be reproduced during copying has:... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090185226 - Tint block image generation program and tint block image generation device: A computer-readable tint block image generation program that causes a computer to execute a tint block image generation step of generating tint block image data including a latent image portion and a background portion which have different output densities to be reproduced during copying has: a camouflage pattern registration step... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090185208 - Color separation into a plurality of ink components including primary color ink and spot color ink: Utilizing an ink set that includes a plurality of chromatic primary color inks that, when used in combination, can reproduce achromatic color, and at least one spot color ink of hue different from any of the plurality of chromatic primary color inks. Color to be reproduced on a print medium... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090185209 - Divisional print control: The technique of the present invention enhances the workability of bonding and improves the finish in poster printing. The procedure first sets multiple areas adjacent to one another in an image expressed by master image data, where each of the multiple areas corresponds to each unit page to be printed.... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090185200 - Gamut mapping in spectral space based on an objective function: Mapping spectral colors in an Interim Connection Space (ICS) of a full spectral space based on an objective function is provided. A spectral color value in the ICS is accessed, and a spectral gamut boundary of the destination gamut is accessed. The spectral color value is mapped into mapped spectral... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090185206 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image formation portion forming an image onto a recording medium in an electro-photographic process. An acquisition portion acquires image data and a storage portion stores in advance first and second image formation conditions for the electro-photographic process. A condition setting portion sets the first... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090185207 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus comprises a signal generator generating a clock signal associated with image forming in a main-scanning direction, an image forming unit including a write unit performing the image forming in the main-scanning direction on a paper relatively moving in a sub-scanning direction, in synchronization with the clock... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090185205 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus that prints a first color in an image in a second color in a printout includes a first-color setting unit that specifies the first color in an RGB colorimetric system; a second-color setting unit that sets the second color; a color determining unit that determines whether... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090185203 - Methods and systems for automated load balancing of color print jobs: Methods and systems for selecting a printing device are disclosed. A print job may be received. A computing device may produce a first color transformation for the print job using at least a color gamut error profile for a first printing device to determine a first value and a second... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090185202 - Methods and systems for selecting printing materials: Methods and systems for selecting printing materials are disclosed. One or more performance criteria and a print job may be received. At least one performance criterion may be used to measure a capability for a plurality of sets of printing materials. A computing device may evaluate the print job with... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090185204 - Systems and methods for detecting image quality defects: An approach for detecting and correcting printing system print quality defects is disclosed that allows defects to be corrected based on an analysis of image data collected over time, across many separate images, under a wide variety of system status and environmental conditions to allow detection of print quality defects... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090185201 - Systems and methods for parameterized spot color rendering: Systems and methods are provided to provide image quality particularly with regard to rendering spot color objects in image forming devices. Input spot color objects are assessed based on an object type and one more parameters associated with the object, to include, but not be limited to, a desired tint... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090185227 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program and storage medium: An image processing apparatus and image processing method are provided for performing adaptive correction at edges of an image to be printed in accordance with conditions of output equipment. The image processing apparatus includes: a printed sample generating component for generating a printed sample having a plurality of gray scale... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090185228 - Real-time processing of grayscale image data: In a digital reproduction system incorporating a single pass scanner, accurate image processing results from processing a subset of grayscale image data. More specifically, scanlines that correspond to the leading edge of a document are stored and processed to detect skew and to obtain an appropriate correction. The lead edge... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation

20090185229 - Document optimization using solid monochrome colors and outlining: Methods of the present invention allow for optimization of color and shades of gray documents prior to their conversion to a monochrome format. If color/gray elements are identified in the document, the distance between them and their intensity is determined. If there are elements with the same or similar intensity... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20090185230 - Method and apparatus for optimum black component determination for gray component replacement: A multi-dimensional printer profile look-up table for color correction is generated. First, an initial estimate for a black (K) component in a four-color color space for received color signals in the device independent color space is generated by using a three-dimensional parametric function. Next, initial estimates for the three non-black... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090185231 - Printing control device, printing system and printing control program: In Step S230, an ICM P3a1 calculates an ink amount set φ capable of reproduction of the same spectral reflectivity R (λ) as a target spectral reflectivity Rt (λ) indicated by a spectral reflectivity data RD. An ECM P3a3 multiplies a weight function w (λ) obtained by adding the color-matching... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090185232 - Printing control device, printing system and printing control program: A color difference ΔE between a target color value expressed by color measurement data MD obtained by measuring colors of a target TG under plural light sources and an estimation color value obtained when a printer performs printing on the basis of an ink amount set φ is calculated for... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090185233 - Tint block image generation program and tint block image generation device: A tint block image generation program for executing a tint block image generation step of generating tint block image data having a latent image portion and a background portion which have different output densities to be reproduced during copying has: an adjustment step, in which an input of multi-grayscale camouflage... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090185234 - Combined flexographic and intaglio printing press and operating system therefor: The invention encompasses the combination of two printing technologies into a single web fed printing press 10, particularly the combination of flexographic and intaglio printing. The present web fed printing press 10 comprises at least one flexographic printing module 14 equipped to apply variable amounts of motion and tension to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090185235 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, recording medium storing image processing program, and computer data signal embedded in carrier wave: An image processing apparatus including; a determinant image management unit managing identification information in association with protecting information specifying processing allowance and a determinant image determining a spoofing; a reader reading an image containing the identification information in response to an action to process; an extraction unit extracting the identification... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090185236 - Image binarization using dynamic sub-image division: Image binarization methods and devices for converting a grayscale image into a black and white binary image are provided. The grayscale image is divided into sub-images dynamically created from pixel to pixel containing a given pixel as well as neighboring pixels. The color value of the pixels in the sub-image... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090185237 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus including: an image sensor unit having a light source that irradiates light onto an original document transferred to a predetermined image reading position, and a light receiving element that receives reflected light of the light; a white reference member for shading correction, provided so as to... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090185240 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a document table, a read unit that reads a document so as to generate image data representing a read image of the document, a partial prescanning unit, which conveys the read unit in a partial area of a readable area of the document table, and... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090185242 - Optical beam scanning apparatus and digital writing apparatus: An optical beam scanning apparatus is disclosed, including: a laser source that emits an optical beam, a deflection part that deflects the optical beam, a light receiving part that receives a returning light of the optical beam which is deflected toward the laser source by the deflection part, a signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090185238 - Optical scanning device: An optical scanning device with a dustproof function includes a shell defining a first receiving room and a second receiving room communicating with the first receiving room through an open window defined on the shell for scanning light beams passing therethrough. An optical scanning module is mounted in the first... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090185239 - Optical unit, image reading device, and image forming apparatus: An optical unit including a lens unit including a lens and an optical element configured to receive a light beam focused by the lens, and a support member configured to support the lens unit. Cutouts are provided on joint surfaces of the lens unit and the support member, respectively, such... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090185241 - Systems for mobile image capture and processing of documents: The present invention relates to automated document processing and more particularly, to methods and systems for document image capture and processing using mobile devices. In accordance with various embodiments, methods and systems for document image capture on a mobile communication device are provided such that the image is optimized and... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

20090185243 - Image reading device: An image reading device is provided. The image reading device includes: a conveying section which includes a first tray for placing a document before reading and a second tray for placing a document after reading, and which conveys a document from the first tray to the second tray via a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090185244 - Image scanning apparatus: The invention provides an image scanning apparatus stabilizing a behavior of a document in scanning an image and enabling to promote image scanning accuracy. The image scanning apparatus according to the invention includes a resist roller 22 for feeding a document, a discharge roller 28 disposed in a feeding direction... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090185245 - Conversion table creating device, storage medium storing conversion table creating program, and conversion table converting method: An update performing unit repeatedly performs an updating process by controlling a second reference point setting unit to set a plurality of second reference points that are uniformly distributed in a subspace in the second color space; a calculation unit to calculate color differences between a set of fifth color... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

  
07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090180126 - Information processing apparatus, method of generating document, and computer-readable recording medium: In an information processing apparatus, when input of content information is received, a content extracting unit extracts a plurality of contents each including the content information from among the contents contained in the document stored in a storage unit. Then, a relation calculating unit calculates a degree of semantic relatedness... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090180132 - Method and apparatus for randomized printing and bidirectional shifting: Method and apparatus for the randomized printing of transactions or voting records using a printer with a paper roll supply where after one area is printed, the paper is randomly shifted either in a one or bidirectional fashion to another area not adjacent to the previously printed area thus removing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090180133 - Image processing apparatus, image processing control method, program, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus comprises a print request data stream reception unit for externally receiving a print request data stream, a print job controller for controlling a print job of interpreting the print request data stream and executing image formation, and a filter for executing a data process to the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090180134 - Device for correcting image data read with image sensor: An image processing device is provided which corrects error pixels without using a line buffer even in the case of using an image sensor with a structure having a plurality of sensors arranged in series. It has a detecting component for detecting the presence or absence of a factor of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090180137 - Device setting system, device setting method, and computer-readable recording medium saving device setting program: A device setting system comprises a host unit; and a device to be connected to the host unit. The host unit comprises a host unit controlling unit that activates the automatic setting module with a device to be connected being specified, each time the device driver is activated, requests, using... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090180135 - Device to transfer photo images into digital data: A kind of device to transfer photo images into digital data includes a body wherein photo taking mechanisms are set inside and insert-fit grooves and positioning mechanisms are set with internal lighting assembling plates at the other side. The integrated photo clamps for clamping photos are put in the interior... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090180136 - Electronic document generating apparatus: Provided is an electronic document generating apparatus capable of easily generating an electronic document from a document while controlling the document per document and capable of supporting the generated electronic document to be managed per electronic document. The electronic document generating apparatus (101) includes: a document scanning unit (111) that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090180141 - Image forming apparatus, charge server and image forming system: (b) if it is determined that the charge server can not receive the job log currently, keeping the job log to be transmitted in the storage unit and transmitting the job log kept in the storage unit to the charge server when a job log of a next job is... Agent: Von Simson & Chin

20090180143 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, recovery processing method, program, and storage medium: There is provided an image forming apparatus that can reduce the burden placed on the user by avoiding input errors and a complicated input operation when making settings for a color/black-and-white mixing operation and can perform a proper recovery even when a sheet determined to be abnormal is included in... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090180140 - Information processing apparatus, print setting method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus that communicates with a printer and makes print settings of a printer driver, where the information processing apparatus includes an elimination unit configured to eliminate a conflict state occurring between a plurality of print settings set for the printer driver based on a state of at... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090180142 - Job scheduling system for print processing: A user equipment issues a job for a plurality of documents to a printing system by one operation. The user equipment assigns attributes to the job, the attributes including the specification of collation/uncollation, the designation of processing start instruction wait, the designation of exclusive processing, and the designation of password... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090180138 - Multifunctional machine and synchronization system: A multifunction machine according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a clock means for recognizing time; a settings information storing means that stores settings information and an updated time; a synchronization target information storing means that stores synchronization target information that specifies synchronization target multifunction machines whose settings... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090180139 - Print control apparatus, print control method and medium storing a print control program thereof: A print control apparatus of the present invention includes a database configured to manage counter information of an image forming apparatus; an obtain unit configured to periodically obtain the counter information from the image forming apparatus; an update unit configured to update the database based on the obtained counter information;... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090180144 - Image forming apparatus capable of efficiently and effectively using usb connector: It is determined whether or not a USB display button is pressed, and if so determined, a USB device status management table in a USB device status management part is referenced. Ranking determination is made based on information on the USB device status management table. After the ranking determination, priority... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090180145 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus is provided to include the information retrieving unit for retrieving writing processing information out of the external memorizing device, and the image processing apparatus turns out as to whether certain information is in a processing of writing by retrieving the writing processing information out of the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090180146 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer-readable recording medium: An information processing apparatus is connected to a client apparatus and an image forming apparatus, the information processing apparatus including a large capacity memory device; a common interface device; a reception part compatible with the common interface device; and a transmission part compatible with the common interface device, wherein the... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090180147 - Direct image printing with overlayed pdl data: Systems and methods for composition printing of a document that contains mixed printer-native formats are described. Each individual page may contain mixed native formats, and no print-time preprocessing is required on a host device external to the printing device. Instead, a printing device may be capable of taking as input... Agent: Kirton & Mcconkie

20090180148 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: The present invention discloses an image processing method and an image processing apparatus which is capable of preventing wasteful consumption of toner and an increase in processing time when a page including information not desired by a user such as an advertisement on a Web page is printed. According to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090180130 - Electronic apparatus and method of controlling electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus has a display section displaying an image in a predetermined resolution. The apparatus includes a fetching section fetching image data, a processing section processing the form of characters of character data to be added to the image data fetched by the fetching section, a synthesis section synthesizing... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090180127 - Image forming apparatus and its control method, and computer program: Input print data can assume one of a RGB color space, CMYK color space, and Gray color space. When graphic arts are principally to be printed, data of these color spaces is converted into CIE Color Space XYZ as a standard color space, and data of the standard color space... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090180129 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. The image processing apparatus comprises a dividing module, a calculating module, a judging module and an adjusting module. The dividing module is used for dividing an image into a plurality of sub-images. The calculating module is used for generating a lightness threshold of the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP Suite 1400

20090180131 - Image processing controller and printing apparatus: The present invention discloses an image processing controller includes: a pixel number determining unit determining the number of print pixels included in the pixel block based on a gradation of a pixel of the pre-conversion image data; a print pixel location unit filling the pixel block with the print pixels... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090180128 - Simplified color workflow: A method for managing color in a workflow comprises: identifying a plurality of device conditions for a plurality of devices wherein a device condition indicates an operating condition for a device; identifying a selection of device conditions representing the possible sources and destinations of image data for a job wherein... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090180149 - Graphic design engine for custom design of large format high-resolution digital output files: A computer-implemented service is provided to generate a high-resolution digital image data file suitable for creating a large format item in which the digital image is imbued in an object. A user interacts with a configuration application program to determine configuration parameters for the high-resolution digital image data file. A... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090180150 - Smoothly changing gray levels in color transforms: Systems and methods, including computer software products, for processing gray colors in a conversion between color spaces involve identifying a non-pure gray color value in a color space that represents a substantially gray color. The methods further include converting the non-pure gray color value to a corresponding pure gray color... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090180151 - Image processing for enhanced print quality around edges: An image processing device for determining states of formation of dots, based on image data representing an image composed of a plurality of pixels, in printing the image utilizing the dots of a plurality of sizes includes an edge detection unit and a dot assignment unit. The edge detection unit... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090180152 - Uv encryption via intelligent halftoning: A method for encryption of a digital watermark by intelligent halftoning includes receiving image data that define at least a portion of a document to be printed in terms of at least three halftone images corresponding respectively to three printing colorants, each of the three halftone images comprising a plurality... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090180153 - Online image customization and printing on merchandise: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for customizing an image to be printed on a printable surface of an item selected by a user. The user submits an image on a host website. The user selects at least one of multiple image filters provided on the host... Agent: Ashok Tankha, Esq. Of Counsel, Lipton, Weinberger & Husick

20090180154 - Image communication apparatus: The invention relates to an image communication apparatus that allows e-mail transmission with excellent versatility. Based on a result of detection provided by a document detecting section (3) for detecting the presence or absence of a document, it is determined whether or not an e-mail is transmitted with use of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090180155 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a document table that is transparent, a read unit that reads a document placed on the document table through the document table so as to generate image data representing a read image of the document, an extraction unit that converts the image data of the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090180159 - Compound curved concentrator based illuminator: A document illuminator comprising a light-transmissive element having nonlinear walls. The walls are shaped in the form of a compound parabolic concentrator with an optically inverted configuration. A diffusive optical source receives light from a side emitting LED embedded therein and redirects it to an aperture along with other light... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20090180156 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus is disclosed that includes a contact glass on which a document is placed; an imaging device configured to image a document image based on light reflected from the document through the contact glass; plural line image sensors arranged along a main scanning direction at positions where... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090180157 - Image scanning device: An image scanning device includes a white reference board 104 with a uniform white color, an irradiation device 601, an image sensor 207, and a determination device 602. The irradiation device 601 includes a light source unit to irradiate a reflection side of the white reference board 104 from only... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090180158 - Original reading apparatus: One embodiment of an original reading apparatus is provided with an original scanning portion, an intermediate scanning portion, and an original size sensor arranged on the intermediate scanning portion so as to face a platen, and in a standby state before reading an original, a state is achieved in which... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090180160 - Optical imaging with optimized illumination efficiency and uniformity: A method for uniformly illuminating a predetermined scan line position on a media sheet containing an image includes defining an optical path from a media sheet to a sensor, selecting a predetermined scan line position on the media sheet, and emitting a light beam from a light source whereby a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090180161 - Image reading device, and method for driving the same: A period when a relative movement between a document, and each of the pixel rows by a certain distance in the vertical direction is made is defined as a frame period, and the frame period is divided into a given number (i) of H periods. A certain H period is... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090180162 - Live preview scanning system and method: A scanning system including a scanning module mounted in a body, such that the scanning module scans in a capture zone to capture an archival image of said capture zone as well as one or more non-archival images. One or more image capture modules mounted in the body in fixed... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090180163 - Print scanner with jam detection system and method: A print scanner with jam detection system including a scanning module mounted in a body, such that the scanning module scans in a capture zone to capture an archival image of said capture zone as well as one or more non-archival images. One or more image capture modules mounted in... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090180164 - Image processing device, image processing method, image forming apparatus, and storage medium: A device for converting a color image including multiple character images into a monochrome image is disclosed. The device includes a color conversion unit configured to reduce the image density of black character images included in the color image to a level lower than the image density of specific color... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

  
07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090174889 - Method to prevent counterfeit and multi-function printer using the same method: A method of preventing counterfeiting an object document in a multi-function printer, the method includes discriminating the document, determining whether a job on the discriminated document is prohibited, and printing the document of which front and back sides are different in a duplex-printing start position in the case that the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090174890 - Image forming device, image forming method, and image forming program: The image forming device includes an image data input unit that receives image data of a document; a set password acquisition unit that acquires information regarding a password from the image data received by the image data input unit; an input password receiving unit that starts reception of input of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090174898 - plurality of image processing in image processing system having one or more network-connected image processing apparatuses: An image processing apparatus in an image processing system in which a plurality of image processing apparatuses is connected via a network performs processing as below. The apparatus judges a type of data, sets priorities of image processings for the data in accordance with the judged type, obtains a plurality... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090174900 - Image forming device, image forming method, and image forming program: The image forming device includes: an image data input unit that receives image data of a document; a set password acquisition unit that acquires information regarding a password from the image data received by an image data input unit; an image data input completion determination unit that determines whether or... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090174901 - Image forming device, image forming method, and image forming program: There is provided an image forming device that executes a job, being prescribed processing regarding image data, with execution of the job of this image data restricted by a password set in the image data. The image forming device includes: a password input unit that inputs the password necessary for... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090174897 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus that reflects edited content in a process flow when the process flow has been created based on a template and the template forming the basis of the process flow has been edited. To accomplish this, the information processing apparatus, which executes processes in accordance with process... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090174904 - Information processing apparatus having a capability of halting a printing process for off-line processing, and method and program for controlling printing process including halting the printing process for off-line processing: A printing process is preset for each page of a print job such that the printing process is halted when a page needs off-line processing, and the printing process is resumed in response to an operation to resume the printing process. After the print job is started, a CPU determines... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090174899 - Method and apparatus for asynchronous print analysis: The disclosed print tracking software takes the process of asynchronous print analysis currently available in the prior art in which the final print tracking events, such as billing and enforcement, occur in a nonlinear, non-sequential or non-temporal fashion, and expands on this model by achieving similar non-linearity at the front-end... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes

20090174895 - Method and apparatus for controlling routing of print jobs: A computer-implemented method for controlling routing of print jobs, the computer-implemented method includes determining whether a print job meets at least one predetermined criteria and sending a notification based on a result of the determination.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090174903 - Method and system of remote monitoring of image forming apparatus: A method and system for monitoring and controlling machines, such as printers, copiers, facsimile machine and other image forming machines. A server is used for transmitting and communicating information among machines and computers. The server acquires, after machine installation, reference values and during operation, current condition information. The server evaluates... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090174902 - Methods, systems, and media to enhance image processing in a color reprographic system: Methods, systems, and media to enhance image processing for a color reprographic system are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention may calibrate a component like scanner and/or printer in response to user input and/or coupling the component to the reprographic system. More specifically, embodiments may generate correction parameters that describe differences... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090174906 - Open systems printing: A method for open systems printing including routing print jobs automatically from different types of source computers to different types of printers without the source computers selecting printers for each print job. The method including routing print jobs automatically from an arbitrary number of source computers to an arbitrary number... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.

20090174893 - Print management system and method: A print management system is provided with a printer having a tag reader that reads a unique identifier of an IC tag attached to a medium, a log server that acquires information related to printing on the medium as a log, an ID management server that receives the identifier read... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090174894 - Printing control system, printing control server, image forming apparatus, program, and printing control method: To provide a mechanism for causing a printing apparatus in which a user logged to display data printable by the user, there is provided a printing control method in a printing control system in which the image forming apparatus includes the steps of transmitting the input user identification information to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090174896 - Printing system: A printing system includes a printing device, and a printing data processing device. A status data generating unit generates status data indicating a status of the printing device. A storing unit stores status image data that graphically indicates a content of the status data. A text data generating unit generates... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090174891 - Right information managing device, information processing system, and computer readable medium: A right information managing device includes: a right information storage that associates both old right information and new right information with a target user, and that stores, as first right information showing the right to use of the target user for an information processor, the information associated with the target... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090174905 - Scanner characteristic adjustment: A method and system sense print a calibration feature towards an edge of a medium, scan the feature to determine a parameter and adjust a characteristic of the scanner based on the parameter.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090174892 - Server device, image forming apparatus, and image processing system: An image forming apparatus, a client PC, and a thin client PC are connected to a server device via a network. The client PC, or the thin client PC, transmits a printing instruction to the server device and the server device transmits the printing instruction to the image forming apparatus.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090174907 - Method and apparatus for randomized, bidirectional printing: Method and apparatus for randomized printing of transactions or voting records using a printer with a paper roll supply where after one area is printed, the paper is randomly shifted either in a one or bidirectional fashion to another area not adjacent to the previously printed area thus removing a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090174888 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming part which picks up a recording medium at a predetermined pickup timing and forms an image at a predetermined printing speed; and a controller which accelerates the timing for picking up the recording medium in advance of the predetermined pickup timing, and... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090174887 - Printer, printer control program, printer control method, image processing device, image processing program, image processing method, and storage medium storing the program therein: The printer includes a print head having nozzles that are arranged in a plurality of lines and that form dots by discharging ink onto a medium used for printing. The printer prints out an image on the medium by one scanning operation using the print head. The printer includes a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090174908 - Method of printing and printer: In an inkjet printer, a halftone image is generated from a grayscale original image with using a first threshold matrix, and the halftone image is printed with color inks having light curability on a base member with liquid repellency. A tint image with a dot area rate 1 to 40%... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090174909 - Methods, systems, and media to enhance image processing in a color reprographic system: Methods, systems, and media to enhance image processing for a color reprographic system are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention may calibrate a component like scanner and/or printer in response to user input and/or coupling the component to the reprographic system. More specifically, embodiments may generate correction parameters that describe differences... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090174910 - Digital watermark embedding apparatus and digital watermark detecting apparatus: A plurality of background texture patterns each of which includes a region not having a dot and having a feature different from those of the other background texture patterns, are combined, and information is embedded in a background region of a document image. Then, a mathematical-morphology-based conversion is performed on... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090174913 - Image forming apparatus and control method and program for image forming apparatus: The invention aims to provide an image forming apparatus digitally correcting curve and inclination of a laser beam. To this end, provided is an image forming apparatus that corrects a position shift of a scan line in a sub-scanning direction.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090174911 - Information processor, information processing system, and computer readable medium: An information processor includes: a first acquiring unit that acquires image information of a plurality of pages formed by reading copies of a plurality of pages with an image reading unit; a second acquiring unit that acquires image information composed of at least one page formed by reading the copy... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090174914 - Method and apparatus for making articles: Method and apparatus for applying unique composite indicia or markings to a succession of articles, in which each unique composite indicium comprises two or more indicia. At least part of each of the indicia may be co-located at a predetermined location on the article with such co-location being unique or... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090174912 - Method of embedding data in original image with reduced effect on visibility of original image: A PC generating image data divides data to be embedded into a predetermined size and arranges it in a predetermined area of a watermarking image. In the predetermined area are defined positions a-h assumed by an information dot configuring an information pattern based on the data to be embedded, and,... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090174915 - Light source driving device, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: A write control circuit includes a first data switching circuit that sets a correspondence relationship between signals from line buffers and input signals to a delay circuitry, based on a signal from a CPU; and a second data switching circuit that sets a correspondence relationship between output signals of the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090174916 - Image input device and image forming device using the same: With a small and simple constitution, a three-dimensional subject and a sheet document can be imaged. There are provided an image forming unit (110) for forming an image, an top face sheet ejecting unit (130) for ejecting a paper sheet (P) onto the top face of the device body (101),... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090174917 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes a reader connecting unit capable of being connected with an original document reader. The original document reader can be a color original document reader that reads original documents in color mode or a monochrome original document reader that reads original documents in monochrome mode. A... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

  
07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090168088 - Active electronic media device packaging: Active packaging for supplying power, data, or both power and data to an electronic media device while the device is housed within the active packaging is provided. The active packaging may include one or more electrical traces in-molded or printed onto the packaging that couple to a suitable connector on... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090168089 - Image recording apparatus and method of controlling image recording apparatus: A plurality of images stored in a storage medium are classified into image groups. The number of images stored in the storage medium is compared with a threshold value determined based on the number of classified image groups and the number of images included in each image group. An image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090168090 - Viewer method and viewer device: A viewer method and a viewer device capable of more rapidly reproducing desired screen data are provided. An input of character string is accepted in an input accepting unit, a title name saved in a screen data saving section is searched based on the input character string, and an instruction... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090168097 - Control device and image forming apparatus: A disclosed control device includes a first unit configured to generate image data of multiple images to be superposed one on the other to form a single image and transmit the image data. The second control unit transmits to the first control unit a horizontal sync reference signal for achieving... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090168101 - Data providing system and data providing apparatus: A data providing system is provided with a data providing apparatus, a data utilizing apparatus configured to be connected with the data providing apparatus in a communicable manner, and a communication apparatus configured to be connected with the data providing apparatus in a communicable manner. The data utilizing apparatus is... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090168093 - Image forming apparatus having duplex automatic document feeding (dadf) function and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus having a duplex automatic document feeding (DADF) function, and a control method thereof includes a DADF unit to feed a document along a duplex path, an image scanning unit to scan the document and output scan data, a storage unit to temporarily store the output scan... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090168099 - Image forming system, image forming device, and method and computer readable medium for image forming: There is provided an image forming system, comprising an image forming device and an information processing device communicatably connected to the image forming device. The image forming device comprises an information obtaining unit to obtain at least one of target data and information specifying the target data from one of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090168098 - Image processing apparatus and method of controlling same: Proposed is an image processing apparatus in which the data processing method is changed over in suitable fashion in accordance with job settings when binding is performed. To accomplish this, the image processing apparatus is such that when stored image data is processed, the output format is determined from a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090168103 - Information processing device, information processing method and computer-readable record medium: An information processing device equipped with a data generating unit which generates print data from original data based on setting information (information on parameters which are selected in regard to multiple setting items, respectively) comprises an object generating unit which generates an object corresponding to possible setting information and a... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090168092 - Job management and scheduling method for network system: A job management and scheduling method for network system, characterized in which a job queue is pre-constructed and a job management module is used to process a job request sent by the application layer. When the job management module determines that the hardware device needed for the job request is... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090168091 - Method and system for providing extended printer properties: A method for providing extended printer properties to a thin client is described. The method comprises communicating with a print server associated with a printer to scrape or grab an image of an extended printer properties interface for the printer from the print server display. The scraped image is then... Agent: Smart & Biggar

20090168096 - Print processing system, information processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and program: It is determined whether device information having an ID coincident with that of device information included in the print settings of received print data exists. If it is determined that the device information having the ID coincident with that of the device information included in the print settings exists, print... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090168100 - Print-job distribution program, a printer program and corresponding methods: A computer-readable storage medium and computer-implemented method of distributing a print-job including receiving, from a printer, a request to send a print job to the printer, converting the print job from a first format to a second format, sending the print job to the printer in the second format, wherein... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090168104 - Printing device, print control device, printing system and computer-readable record medium: There is provided a computer-readable record medium storing computer-readable instructions that cause a print control device (for controlling a first printing unit which prints a document image on a sheet) to execute a positional data determination step of determining positional data representing positions of one or more fill-in areas for... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090168095 - Printing method, and printing system and image forming device therefor: A printing method for printing a file stored on an external storage device attached to an image forming device includes steps of transmitting printing instruction information including first print instructing device information that specifies a print instructing device, from the print instructing device configured to issue a printing instruction to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090168102 - Printing system: A printing system includes a printing device and a printing data processing device. The printing device is configured to perform printing. The printing device includes a status data generating unit that generates status data indicating a status of the printing device. The printing data processing device includes a status text... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090168094 - Recording control device, recording control method, and program: A printer driver for controlling a recording device enables easily and accurately configuring functions of a recording device that functions that are difficult to configure. When information specifying whether the transportation means of the printer 3 advances the recording medium between pages during the recording operation, and information specifying whether... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090168105 - Spooling strategies using structured job information: Spooling strategies are described for producing job information that conforms to a hierarchical structure, and then storing the job information in a spool storage. The job information is then retrieved from the spool storage and consumed. The structured job information includes a multi-level hierarchy of nodes, including a job level... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090168106 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a reading unit, a first designation unit, a first storage unit, and a reading control unit. The reading unit generates an image by reading a plurality of original documents. The first designation unit designates a reading condition with respect to a portion of the plurality... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090168107 - Recording control device and recording control method: A recording control device includes an input section that inputs information on a recording direction of a recording object document and information on a blank space elimination function for recording; a setting section that performs settings relating to the recording direction of the recording object document and the blank space... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090168080 - Poster printing control module, method of poster printing control, and multi-functional printer: A method of poster printing control, applicable to a multi-functional printer, comprising at least one printing module and a scanning module, includes using a scanning module to scan an original paper to obtain a digital copy of known size; setting a size of a paper to be printed; dividing the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090168081 - Printing system, printing apparatus, and preview method for printing system: A printing system configured to set a segment unit size serving as a unit of a display area for displaying, as images, a list of pages which form the document; acquire a width and a height of each page image from the document data; calculate, when a value of a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090168084 - Color processing apparatus and control method thereof: The number of color patches is reduced to attain high-precision color estimation. Hence, the colorimetric values of a plurality of color patches of at least one primary color output by an output device are input. Based on the colorimetric value of first color patches corresponding to a part of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090168087 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus and an image forming method are provided which can produce an image with high robustness that can keep image impairments from becoming noticeable even when there are printing characteristic variations over a range of positions of the print elements, as in the case of an end... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090168085 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: Image processing for creating bitmap data based on a plurality of drawing objects by sequentially rendering the plurality of drawing objects respectively having drawing attributes and drawing logic, and sequentially updating the bitmap data and attribute information for each pixel of the bitmap data, has the following characteristic feature. That... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090168086 - Line head control method, image forming method, and image forming apparatus: A control method of a line head including a first image forming system; a first light emission element which emits light for forming an image by an image forming lens of the first image forming system; a second image forming system disposed in a first direction of the first image... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090168082 - Methods and apparatus for an output lookup table design and data access layer in color management resource engines: Methods and apparatus for saving and re-using lookup tables (LUTs) used in generating color data objects in a presentation/printing system. A data object is generated by a device or application having an associated input ICC profile and is transferred to a presentation device having one or more associated output ICC... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090168083 - Methods and apparatus for determining a lookup table size for an afp link cmr: Methods and apparatus for determining a preferred size for a Link LUT as used in conversion from an input color space defined by an input ICC profile into an output color space defined by an output ICC profile. The Link LUT may be incorporated within a device link structure as... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090168108 - Image processing device, image processing method, and recording medium: An image processing device has a normal output mode for output at a normal image density and a color material save mode for reducing color material consumption. The image processing device includes at least one of plural image processing units configured to perform color space conversion processing, black processing, γ... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090168109 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and recording medium: An image processing apparatus for performing image reduction correction on target image data corresponding to pixels, includes a deletion position specifying unit configured to specify, as deletion positions of deletion pixels in the target image data, predetermined positions in image regions including the pixels having gradation values that are more... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090168110 - Content transmitting apparatus, content receiving apparatus, and content transmitting method: According to one embodiment, a content transmitting apparatus which encrypts a content item which is copy controlled to limit the number of permitted copies and transmits the encrypted content item to a sink device, includes a number-of-copies information transmitting module configured to transmit number-of-copies information representing the number of permitted... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090168111 - Printing form processing with fine and coarse engraving tool processing tracks: In a method for forming printing indicia to accept printing ink on a processing surface of a printing form associated with a printing cylinder, a first engraving tool is provided directed onto the processing surface of the printing form which creates a fine processing track. A second engraving tool is... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090168112 - Display device and electrical apparatus having such display device: An electrical apparatus includes a main body and a display device. The display device has a display panel that moves between a first and second position, and the display device, and a first and second link member. Each of the first and second link members has a first and second... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090168114 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus and an image forming system are supplied capable of obtaining a simple system structure without increasing traffic. In the system, an image forming apparatus is connected with a delivery source user terminal serving as a delivery source of print data, and with at least one delivery... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090168113 - Transferring scanned documents: A method of storing an electronic document on a computer. The computer is coupled to a system including at least one document handling device connected to the computer via a communications network. The method includes, in the document handling device, determining a user identity and scanning a document to generate... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090168115 - Image information storage device, image information processing system and computer-readable record medium storing program for image information processing: In an image information storage device, a registration information storage unit stores registration information while associating it with first image data stored in an image data storage unit, while storing registration information for area information representing one of areas set in a drawing area of first image data stored in... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090168117 - Dual focus imaging system: A dual focus imaging scanner system and method for reading symbologies such as barcodes. The scanner system includes a light source producing two discrete wavelengths of light for illuminating a symbology target, a lens assembly for collecting a reflected image of the illuminated symbology target, which image preferably comprises the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090168120 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image processing application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is capable of receiving a plurality of image data signals having different formats. The image processing ASIC includes a data-format selecting unit that determines a format of each of the image data signals and selects, based on the signal format, one image... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090168121 - Image reading apparatus: In order to provide an image reading apparatus of which a contact glass sheet can be replaced and recycled with ease without damaging the contact glass sheet when removing the same, and further intrusion of particles of dust into the apparatus when operating the apparatus can be prevented, an image... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090168119 - Image scanning apparatus having scan background and image scanning method thereof: An image scanning apparatus having scan background includes an analog front end (AFE) processor, a logic circuit module, and a control module. The AFE processor is utilized for outputting an actual gray level value corresponding to a gray level value of a scan image of a scan target and the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090168118 - Imaging apparatus having an lcd document glass: An imaging apparatus includes an image capturing system, and a controller communicatively coupled to the image capturing system. A scanner body has a scanner opening. The image capturing system is located adjacent the scanner opening. An LCD document glass is adjacent to the scanner opening. The LCD document glass is... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090168116 - Method and system for calibrating a scanner having a scan bar including sensor elements: A scanner includes a scan bar and a calibration strip. The scan bar has perpendicular fast-scan and slow-scan axes. The scan bar has an image sensor plane and includes a substantially linear array of sensor elements substantially aligned along the fast-scan axis. A first method for calibrating the scan bar... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090168122 - Scanner and system employing composite illumination: A scan module including an image sensor defining a scan field, at least one lamp positioned to illuminate at least a portion of the scan field, and a second light source positioned to provide illumination for the portion of the scan field.... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090168123 - 4-line ccd sensor and image input apparatus using the same: A 4-line CCD sensor according to one embodiment of the present invention has a monochromic reading line sensor section and a color reading line sensor section. This 4-line CCD sensor is characterized in that amplification factors for amplifiers 1 to 4 are set so that the amplitude of an output... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090168124 - Imaging apparatus having a document planar member with an input operating state: An imaging apparatus includes an image capturing system. A controller is communicatively coupled to the image capturing system. A scanner body has a scanner opening. The image capturing system is located adjacent the scanner opening. A document planar member is positioned across the scanner opening. The document planar member is... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090168126 - Light emitting unit, lighting apparatus and image reading apparatus: There are provided a light emitting unit in which temperature increase due to heat generated in a light emitting element is suppressed to enhance light emission efficiency, a linear illumination device in which the light emitting unit is incorporated, and a contact-type image sensor and an image scanner in which... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20090168125 - System and method of simplex and duplex scanning: A scanning device for simplex and duplex scanning. The device may include a scan head for capturing content appearing on a page; a substantially C-shaped first scan path for simplex scanning, the first scan path adapted to guide the page relative to the scan head for scanning a first side... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090168127 - Document data capturing device: A document data capturing device includes a sheet supply tray for carrying documents, a sheet discharge tray located below the sheet supply tray, and a document conveying mechanism including a conveying path along which documents are guided from the sheet supply tray to the sheet discharge tray. The document data... Agent: Judge Patent Associates

20090168128 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program to execute the image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a sensor unit configured to include a plurality of line sensors to read image data having a plurality of channels; a correcting unit configured to correct the image data read by the sensor unit to obtain a plurality of frames of image data in which... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

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