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Facsimile and static presentation processing August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090213391 - Image forming device having mechanism for detecting detection target: An image forming device having a detection assembly that detects a detection target. The detection assembly includes an actuator having a shaft rotatable about its axis, an abutment portion extending from the shaft and pivotally movable upon abutment of the detection target, and a detected portion pivotally movable about the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, Pc

20090213402 - Print media information systems and methods: The present invention relates to a novel interactive information system which can be used to make a traditional print medium such as a magazine, “interactive”. When the traditional print medium is placed on a print media receiving unit in a predetermined position, a user can interact with the traditional print... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090213405 - Image forming apparatus providing scan data along with advertisement data: When a user selects not to insert advertisement data into scan data when transferring the scan data from an MFP to a Web server, the MFP converts the advertisement data into an HTML format to transfer to the Web server in association with the scan data. Accordingly, a PC accessing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090213407 - Image forming apparatus, data processing method, program, and storage medium: In a data processing method, import request data transmitted from a client is received. By comparing the application list against information indicating license settings of the application that are stored in advance, a determination is made as to whether or not the processing specified in a workflow is executable. A... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090213409 - Image processing apparatus: The control section 101 has a detection function for detecting a page having a peculiar image from image data, a display function for causing a display section 106a to display an image of the detected peculiar page, and a delete function for deleting the peculiar page based on input from... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090213406 - Image processing device: When transmitting a document file stored in a box of a device such as an information processing device to an image processing device via a network, reduction in transfer time of a document file is aimed at. The image processing device has a unit for reading a document and for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090213404 - Method and apparatus for populating a form with information: A method for populating form with information includes providing an image of a form, identifying at least one blank area on the image of the form, displaying the image of the form, selecting the blank area, filling the blank area with information, and mapping the information and the position of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090213408 - Print controlling device, method to control printing, and a computer usable medium therefor: A print controlling device operated on a multi-task operating system to process application data according to a printer driver is provided. The print controlling device includes an input device, a display device, a modifying system to modify the application data into a printable format, a communication interface, an output device... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090213403 - Printer job language suspension: A method is provided for temporarily disabling printer job language (PJL) commands in a printer device. In a printer device, an electronically formatted print job is accepted with embedded PJL commands. The method parses the print job, and in doing so, differentiates a first PJL command and a PJL disable... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc. C/o Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski

20090213410 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: A detector detects a first key information piece embedded on one side of one sheet or more than one respective sheets from which image data is read out by a reader, and a second key information piece embedded on the other side thereof or on another sheet. And a comparator... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090213412 - Image processing system, control method, recording medium, and image supplying apparatus: An image processing system is provided in which an image supplying apparatus is connected to a plurality of image processing apparatuses via a network, where at least one image processing apparatus executes processing requested by a user for image data supplied from the image supplying apparatus. The image supplying apparatus... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090213411 - Printing system, printing method, computer, printer and data outputting system: A data outputting system includes a computer and an output apparatus which outputs data. The computer includes an intermediate file generating unit which converts a file of a processing object into an intermediate file which is in a form not depending on a model of the output apparatus. The output... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090213422 - Apparatus, method, and system for processing character data: An apparatus, method, and system for processing character data is provided, which selects a format of the character data to be used for generating print data. When a user instruction for printing character data according to character command data specifying the output of the character data is received, the format... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090213415 - Data processing apparatus, data processing program, data processing method, server, process execution instructing program, and process execution instructing method: In order to execute a process using a result of a process executed in a server, an MFP includes: a browsing portion to receive a Web page from the server and cause the server to execute a process determined by the Web page based on an instruction input according to... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090213417 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that prevents fraudulent alteration of the working life of a replaceable unit is provided. The unit includes a first memory that can store the consumed amount of the unit, and a second memory that has a plurality of flags. “OFF” of each of the flags is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090213419 - Image forming device, image forming method and program: The problem of the present invention is to be capable of executing color shift correction processing also in consideration of a mechanical inclination component in an image forming device. For solving the problem, the image forming device according to the present invention comprises information processing unit, first measurement requesting unit,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090213424 - Image forming system: An image forming system includes an image processing device and an image forming device. The image processing device includes a print job accepting unit, a job data creating unit, a differential job data creating unit, and a job data transmit unit. The image forming device includes a communication unit, and... Agent: Posz Law Group, Plc

20090213425 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus acquires information included in application data created by an application but not in image data generated by interpreting the application data, adds the acquired information to the generated image data generated based on the application data as attribute information (meta data) of the generated image data,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090213418 - Management server, image forming apparatus, and management method therefor: A management server manages a plurality of image forming apparatuses capable of executing a data communication and executes processing for dispatching a service engineer with respect to an image forming apparatus. The management server executes first detection processing for detecting an image forming apparatus that requires the dispatch of a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090213413 - Method for online printing digital project: A method for online printing a digital project includes the steps of: separating at least one image from a digital project template; replacing the digital project template with an executable file; encapsulating an executable code into the executable file; converting the image into at least one thumbnail; writing the executable... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090213420 - Method for the automatic detection of at least one property of at least one component of an apparatus for the production of printed products: A method for the automatic detection of at least one property of at least one replaceable component of an apparatus for the production of printed products is disclosed and such an apparatus and a system for the production of printed products are disclosed. The property of the component of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090213421 - Printer and computer-readable recording medium: A personal computer connected to a USB port of a printer through a management table managing writing on an ordinary storage region in FLASH ROM recognizes the ordinary storage region in the FLASH ROM of the printer as a removable drive which is a USB mass storage class device. Accordingly,... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090213414 - Printers and printing: A printer control system (101) comprising a processor (104) and processor accessible memory (103), the processor (104) being adapted to control the memory (103) to store a concordance between substrate identities for different identified substrates and print control data to be used by the print control system (101) in controlling... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090213426 - Printing device and computer-readable record medium storing program for printing device: A printing device comprises a communication unit which executes communication with a mail server on a network, a connection unit to which a portable storage medium can be connected, a printing unit which executes printing, and a control unit which executes a mail acquisition process of acquiring an e-mail including... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090213423 - Printing device and printing system: A printing device includes a processor, an attribute managing part configured to be activated by the processor to communicate with a host device and to control an authentication printing job received from the host device, a memory configured to store authentication printing job data and user information extracted from the... Agent: Posz Law Group, Plc

20090213416 - Printing system and information processing apparatus: A printing system includes an information processing apparatus, an image forming apparatus, and a printer driver storage device. The information processing includes a first printer driver to operate during preparation of general print data, the image forming apparatus prints based on print data, and the printer driver storage device stores... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090213427 - Resource entity using resource request entity for verification: A first entity is provided having a first bit-pattern, resource data, a first base key, and a first variant key which is the result of applying a one way function to a second base key and the first bit-pattern. The first entity is configured to receive a request from a... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090213428 - Automated layout: A system and method for arranging a plurality of items on a sheet is described. Build trees, based on an ordered sequence of a plurality of items, with nodes representing the items and/or meta-items derived from pairings of items and/or other meta-items, are formed. A build tree is traversed to... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090213397 - Apparatus, system, and method of process control: An apparatus, system, and method for image processing are disclosed, each of which obtains a mark from image data, detects additional information in the mark, determines whether the mark is detected in the mark to generate a determination result, and controls processing performed by an image processing apparatus with respect... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090213401 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus capable of accurately compensating an increase or decrease of a toner area coverage resulting from shifting that is performed to correct skew is provided. A color density of image data represented by a correction target pixel is corrected such that the increase or decrease in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090213399 - Image forming apparatus, misregistration correction control method and computer-readable information recording medium: A pattern image of either a registration correction pattern including a plurality of position detecting marks or a misregistration correction performing determination pattern having a plurality of position detecting marks, the number of which marks is smaller than that of the registration correction pattern image is formed. A misregistration amount... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090213393 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: There are provided an image processing apparatus which corrects the curvature of a scanning line using image data in image formation, and a control method thereof. When reading out image data by burst transfer from a memory in the line direction of a scanning line on the basis of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090213400 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a region determination unit detecting attributes of image data generated by a reading unit; an image modification unit generating attribute data based on the results of the determination performed by the region determination unit; an image conversion processing circuit performing resolution conversion processing on the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090213394 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: An image processing apparatus includes an emitter which has a plurality of light emitting devices arranged in a sub-scan direction, and a former which forms an image on a photosensitive member by multi-passed scanning an identical region on the photosensitive member in a main scan direction using light beams output... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090213396 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image determining unit determines a type of each of a plurality of images to be combined. A character identifying unit identifies a black character area in each of the images. A color-conversion processing unit performs a color conversion or a monochrome conversion on the images and a monochrome conversion... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090213395 - Print control apparatus, print control method, and computer-readable storage medium storing a print control program: There are provided a get unit that gets a document name of print data; a first determination unit that determines whether or not the obtained document name includes a predefined character string; a first deletion unit that deletes the character string from the document name to create a new document... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090213398 - Printing apparatus, printing apparatus control method, printing apparatus control program, and printing system: A printing apparatus includes: a tag information reading/writing unit which reads information from an IC tag attached to or embedded in a predetermined location of a print medium and writes information to the IC tag through wireless communication with the IC tag and which reads layout information, which defines at... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090213392 - Printing control device, printing system and printing control program: There are provided a spectral reflectivity estimating unit which estimates spectral reflectivity of a mixed color created by use of a second color material group different from a first color material group on the basis of spectral reflectivity of each of color materials of the second color material group as... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090213429 - Apparatus, method, and computer-readable recording medium for performing color material saving process: An apparatus includes an obtaining part for obtaining image data of a document and a processing part for performing a color material saving process on the image data. The image data includes an edge part and a non-edge part. The apparatus includes a determining part configured to determine whether the... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090213431 - Method for obtaining correction value, liquid ejecting device: A method for obtaining a correction value including: forming a first test pattern configured to include a plurality of pixel rows, each of which has a plurality of pixels arrayed in a predetermined direction, arrayed in a direction crossing the predetermined direction; obtaining a first read gray-scale value for every... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090213432 - Printer controller having jpeg and edrl circuitry: A printer controller is provided having page data input circuitry for receiving compressed and encoded page data for expansion processing, JPEG decoding circuitry for decompressing contone data in the received page data, EDRL expansion circuitry for decompressing EDRL-compressed bi-level image data in the received page data, halftoning and compositing circuitry... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090213433 - Screen generating apparatus, screen generating method, and image processing apparatus: Disclosed is a method of generating a screen for an image processing apparatus, which reproduces a multi-gradation image in one pixel using a PWM technique for controlling a pulse width and reference position data. The method includes inputting image data with a first resolution, virtually increasing the first resolution to... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090213430 - System and method for the generation of correlation-based digital watermarks using uniform-rosette color halftoning: Systems and method for digitally reproducing a moiré-free color halftone output image having an embedded correlation-based digital watermark are provided using an enhanced halftone screen set consisting of a halftone screen for each of N colorants forming N color separations (where N≧3). The N different uniform rosette halftone screen configurations... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090213434 - Printing control apparatus, a printing system, and printing control program: A printing control apparatus that designates a color material amount set that corresponds to amounts of a plurality of color materials, to a printing apparatus and performs printing by controlling the printing apparatus, the printing control apparatus comprising an index acquiring unit that acquires an index specifying a target; and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090213435 - Certified inbound facsimile service: Method for monitoring delivery of e-mail messages includes delivering an e-mail message to a primary, recipient, determining the time at which the e-mail message was delivered to the primary recipient, and determining whether the primary recipient reads the e-mail message within a primary maximum time frame. When the primary recipient... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc

20090213436 - Image processing apparatus, operation support method, and operation support program: To provide a technique that can maintain satisfactory operability with a simple configuration regardless of brightness of an environment in which an image processing apparatus is set. The image processing apparatus includes an operation input section that receives an operation input of a user, a supporting member that supports the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.l.p.

20090213437 - Controller unit, method of controlling image processing, and recording medium: A scanner image-processing unit includes a scanner-property adjusting unit that converts image data from a scanner unit into normalized image data and a first image processing unit that performs a first image processing on the normalized image data to generate output image data. If a controller image-processing unit that performs... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090213438 - Image processing apparatus and line pair pattern identification method: An image processing apparatus is provided with a line pair identification unit that includes: a binarization portion that binarizes image data generated by a reading unit reading a document; a detection portion that detects, in an image based on the binarized image data, a line screen pattern in a first... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc

20090213439 - Image processing device, system and method: An image processing device includes a displaying unit that reads and displays an image; a base color region designator that designates a base color region of the image displayed on the displaying unit; a non-base color region designator that designates a non-base color region of the image displayed on the... Agent: Posz Law Group, Plc

20090213440 - Image reader and image formation apparatus: An image reader feeds a document to read document information at a still position from below a glass platen. The image reader is configured to include a document feeder unit feeding a document in a predetermined direction, a glass platen provided below the document feeder unit, an illumination unit provided... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090213441 - Light source device and original document reading device: Provided is a light source device including: a casing including an irradiation opening which supplies irradiation light to an irradiated object and an outlet which outputs the light reflected from the irradiated object to the outside thereof; a pair of reflection plates of which at least sides facing each other... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090213442 - Image reading device, image reading method, and image forming apparatus including the image reading device: An image reading device including a first carriage including optical elements; a second carriage including optical elements; a carriage driving unit including a pulse motor to move the first and second carriages; a home position sensor to detect a home position of the first carriage; a reference whiteboard to generate... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090207423 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: In an information processing apparatus which incorporates a plurality of arithmetic units and a plurality of storage units, power consumption in a power saving mode is reduced, and a return time required to return from the power saving mode to a normal power mode is shortened. With this invention, in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090207433 - Variable data digital pantographs: A variable data pantograph is formed by receiving a variable data string and retrieving at least one character representation from a vocabulary of character representations stored in memory. The retrieved at least one character representation corresponds to the variable data string. Each of the character representations in the vocabulary include... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090207434 - Image output system, image forming apparatus, and image forming operation program: An image output system includes a computer and a complex machine connected to the computer. A password generating section of the complex machine, in a case where a user ID transmitted from a transmitting section of the computer is stored in a HDD, generates a password which is different from... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090207440 - Billing system, server apparatus and billing apparatus: A disclosed billing system includes a client apparatus, a multi-functional peripheral, a server apparatus and a billing apparatus. A communication unit of the billing apparatus sequentially transmits first account balance information read from a storage medium to the server apparatus; receives from the server apparatus a copy permission signal which... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090207448 - Communication terminal device and communication system: A communication terminal device includes a communication unit, an archive determination unit, an archive data creating unit and an interface unit. The communication unit receives data from another communication terminal device. The archive determination unit searches whether or not archive information is included in the data received by the communication... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090207442 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives image data; an extracting unit that extracts specific information from the image data; a first recognizing unit that recognizes destination information from the specific information; and a control unit that outputs the image data, wherein, when the first recognition unit... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090207436 - Image forming apparatus, server, image forming system, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus comprises: a first specifying unit that, in a document of a plurality of sets represented by document data, specifies definite form portions whose images are identical in each set of the plurality of sets; a second specifying unit that, in a document of a plurality of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090207437 - Image forming device, image forming system, and computer readable medium: An image forming device includes: a processing unit that executes a prescribed process; a user interface unit that displays information related to the executed process, and that receives a setting of content of the executed process; a communication unit that is connected to an external device, that obtains process content... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090207435 - Image scanning apparatus, image forming apparatus and image scanning method: An image scanning apparatus according to the invention includes: a scanning unit configured to scan each of plural images from plural originals that are inputted; a rotation designating unit configured to designate rotation of the plural images that are scanned, so that an orientation of the plural images that are... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090207445 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: A technique for providing a first information processing apparatus configured to acquire first identification information as information for identifying the information processing apparatus, searching for a second information processing apparatus capable of wireless communication, acquiring a second identification information as information for identifying the second information processing apparatus that was... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090207443 - Information processing system, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium: A client apparatus is coupled to a server apparatus via a network in an information processing system. In the server apparatus, installing of a plug-in file in a first storage apparatus is detected, binary image data of the detected plug-in file are written to a first storage area, and the... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090207441 - Job processing apparatus and method for controlling the job processing apparatus: A job processing apparatus includes a first job-receiving section that receives a panel operation job produced by operating a control panel in a mode, and a second job-receiving section that receives non-panel operation jobs other than the panel operation job. A control panel mode-identifying section is also provided to identify... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090207447 - Managing print jobs: Methods for creating a customized document using a downloadable product design tolls executing in the user's browser. A template for a partially completed product design is selected by the user and downloaded to the user's computer for editing by the user at the user's computer using the downloadable design tools.... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090207438 - Print system: A print system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of client computers, one or a plurality of print servers that store jobs received from the client computers in a memory unit and process the jobs, a plurality of printers that receive a job from the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090207444 - Printer and control method for a printer: A printer enables selecting the process used for printing to the end of the print data when a no-paper state occurs during printing. The printer 1 has a resumption unit 37 that resumes the interrupted print job after a no-paper state is cleared, and a starting unit 39 that prints... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090207446 - Printing system, control method, storage medium, program, and printing apparatus: A client PC that can cause an image processing apparatus to print a job including multiple printed materials in one job, and has a describing unit to describe information relating to post-processing performed as to a portion of printed material of the multiple printed materials printed by the image processing... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090207439 - Printing system, printing method and printer: A printing system can suppress an increase in the processing load of a printer, and facilitate print management. To accomplish this, a printing system includes an authentication unit with which a printer authenticates a user based on account information the user inputs using a host device, a token generating unit... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090207449 - System and method for remote monitoring of print systems: A system and method for remotely monitoring and servicing user's print system including the ability to diagnose a problem with a user's print system based on properties monitored from such system and creating a query that predicts the source of the problem based on past history for this print system... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090207424 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The present invention provides an Image processing apparatus, etc. by which a user is able to set which of graphics, etc. and characters are enlarged to be printed on a priority basis. An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of separating a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090207425 - Resolution doubling for printer apparatus: A system includes a first memory portion storing image data and a second memory portion storing a lookup table having image resolution conversion data. Conversion logic is configured to access the image resolution conversion data and convert the image data, which has a first resolution, to print data, which has... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

20090207431 - Backlight adjustment processing of image using image generation record information: A decision as to whether to perform backlight adjustment processing is executed using both image data and image generation record information, and when it is decided to execute the same, backlight adjustment processing to increase brightness value of at least some pixels in the image data is executed.... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090207430 - Color image forming apparatus and color image forming method: A color image forming apparatus is provided that forms an image by correcting registration shifts during an image forming process by using image data and which prevents toner from being blown away and scattered during a fixing process by thinning pixels without making an erroneous decision. When multivalued color image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090207429 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire image data, a generation unit configured to generate a histogram based on a signal value of each pixel in the image data acquired by the acquisition unit, a derivation unit configured to derive the number of pixels matching a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090207432 - Method for creating a garment: A method of creating a garment. The method comprises the steps of: (a) capturing an image of a person using a camera; (b) selecting a card having a depiction of a garment and encoded information relating to the garment depicted; (c) optically reading the encoded information on the card; (d)... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090207427 - Printing control method for a printer and a printer: A printer prints all print data when an inverted print mode is selected for printing even if an insufficient memory state occurs in the image conversion buffer. If the roll paper printer 1 is set to the inverted print mode and an insufficient memory monitoring unit 23 detects an insufficient... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090207428 - Printing system: An object is to provide a printing system that is capable of reducing the time loss while keeping the function to instantly adjust the operation status of a printing press, through the structure in which even if one display part fails to operate, another display part can instantly display the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090207426 - Simulation of a printed dot-pattern bitmap: Embodiments of the present invention enable generation of a simulated reference bitmap image that corresponds to a dot-pattern image. Certain applications of the present invention are its use in various embodiments of a system for inspection of a printed circuit board (“PCB”) substrate. In embodiments, a dot-pattern image and user-input... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090207450 - Image scanning apparatus, shading correction method, and shading correction program: A technique is provided that can realize highly accurate shading correction with a simple configuration. A light amount of illumination light on a predetermined illumination target by a light source is controlled such that reflected light having a first luminance value as predetermined black reference data, reflected light having a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090207451 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Image processing apparatus and image processing method for formation of high quality image by high-speed error diffusion processing by execution of more complicated threshold condition processing in a simple manner. When error diffusion processing is performed on multivalued image data having plural density components and the result of processing is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090207452 - Printer having a controller method of printing with low and high speed nozzle firing modes: A method of page expansion and printing of image data received by a printer from a computer includes the steps of receiving the image data from the computer, the data having a bi-level black layer compressed in an EDRL (Edge Delta and Runlength) format and a continuous tone (“contone”) layer,... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090207453 - Image-processing apparatus, an image-forming apparatus, and a program: m

20090207454 - Document processing apparatus and document processing method: A document processing apparatus which is capable of causing predetermined processes to be performed using sheets of one fixed format, in both of the case of scanning a fixed format sheet which has a description entered therein and the case of scanning a sheet which has a description entered therein... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090207455 - Image processing according to image output mode: Picture quality adjustment processing is executed using picture quality adjustment parameter value sets corresponding to a plurality of output modes. First and second image processing modules can execute the same picture quality adjustment, and they can utilize picture quality adjustment parameters in common. If picture quality adjustment is executed by... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090207456 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: an image input unit to input image data; a chase pattern generating unit to generate a chase pattern in which a plurality of chase pattern dots, each of which has a plurality of print dots, are arranged within a predetermined block; an overlay... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090207457 - System having printed interactive form and sensing device: A system for computer software interaction is provided which has a printed form and sensing device. The form has information related to an interactive element coincidentally printed with coded tags. Each tag encodes data on the interactive element and an orientation and position of that tag on the form. The... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090207458 - System and method for printing using variable-density white ink under-printed layer: Techniques for generated variable density mono-color under-print layer(s) for printing underneath an image on a substrate to improve the appearance of the printed image.... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090207459 - Personal digital assistant facilitated communication system: A bifurcated interface for integrated use in a fax-to-email system provides an alternative or additional method for command entry a fax-to-email system preferably through a remote, commercially available, personal digital assistant or like device modified by software to perform the command entry functions. Delivery of commands, and other data, from... Agent: Weatherly Kerven & Seigel LLC

20090207460 - Service processing device and method: A plurality of equipment connected to a network are linked with each other to perform plural processing operations to document data. When, for example, a user defines a desired service linkage job flow by using, for example, a GUI screen displayed on a client terminal, job flow information is transmitted... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090207461 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, a distance adjusting unit adjusts an inter-unit distance between a contact unit and an image carrier by moving the image carrier or the contact unit by applying an opposing force to the image carrier or the contact unit against a biasing force applied by a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090207462 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes: a light source emitting a plurality of colors; a light receiver including a plurality of pixels which receive lights of respective colors; an analog-to-digital converter which analog-to-digital converts analog signals obtained by the light receiver to obtain digital photoelectric conversion outputs, respectively; a color determining... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090207463 - Screen display control device: A screen display control device includes: a compression unit which compresses input image data of a one-screen base image; a rewritable image memory to which the compressed data compressed by the compression unit is written in non-synchronization with a reading process; a decompression unit which decompresses the compressed data periodically... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201525 - Image forming apparatus: In continuous printing of plural sheets of recording paper, a controlling section of an image forming apparatus corrects a writing position for a first sheet of recording paper in accordance with an off-center amount detected by a carrying position sensor with respect to the first sheet of recording paper. As... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201526 - Information processing apparatus and printing system: An information processing apparatus includes an application that encrypts document data using a public key of a spooler and stores the document data encrypted as a spool file. A printer driver decrypts the encrypted document data using a secret key of the spooler and performs rendering to generate print data.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201539 - Address book transmission program, address book transmission method, and address server: The present invention provides a computer-readable recording medium having recorded therein an address book transmission program for causing a computer, which includes a storage that stores therein one or more pieces of address book data, to transmit the pieces of address book data to a data transmission apparatus, each of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090201544 - Communication apparatus and program thereof: A communication apparatus includes: a communication section which executes a facsimile communication with a remote communication apparatus; a communication history control section which stores communication history information for each facsimile communication and controls a communication history; a log information storage section which stores log information relating to the facsimile communication... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090201552 - Data processing apparatus and method: Provided are a data processing apparatus and method that make it possible to detect improper resource data that has been stored in a printer. The data processing apparatus, which is connectable to an image forming apparatus that refers to resource data when an image is formed, first acquires information relating... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090201543 - Document reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes an integral display portion integrally provided with the area sensor portion and a main CPU for controlling screen display of the integral display portion, in which a document placed on a screen of the integral display portion is read by the area sensor portion. The... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201549 - Facsimile machine: A facsimile machine is provided. The facsimile machine includes a first reading unit which reads an image of an original placed on a platen; a second reading unit which reads an image of an original while feeding the original; a transmitting unit which is configured to execute a first transmission... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090201545 - Facsimile transferring system: A facsimile transferring system is supplied capable of preventing a paper on which facsimile data transferred from his/her work place is printed from leaving as it is at a place where the destination person does not exist. In the system, an entering/leaving room managing equipment and a facsimile apparatus are... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090201537 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a data reception unit for receiving data sent from another electronic device via a predetermined network; a state detection unit for detecting a current status regarding at least an image forming operation; a data storage unit for storing a plurality of image data corresponding to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090201547 - Image forming system using a management apparatus to manage software components: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses, a management apparatus configured to manage and operate the image forming system, and a plurality of communication control apparatuses each configured to control data communication between the management apparatus and a corresponding image forming apparatus, wherein the management apparatus... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090201529 - Image forming system, apparatus, method and control program: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus connected to a host device via a network. The host device transmits a power-off notification notifying the image forming apparatus on the network that power is to be turned off, together with job information identifying a job, when the host device... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090201546 - Image processing device, image processing system, and image processing method: An image processing system to perform image processing. The image processing system includes an image processing device and a data processing device communicably connected to the image processing device. The data processing device includes a setting screen display unit to display a setting screen to input setting data for the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201538 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus processes image data that contains a confidential image portion. The image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives designation of the confidential image portion; a generating unit that generates specification information that specifies the confidential image portion; an adding unit that adds the specification information... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090201542 - Image processing system: An image processing system readily provides a client PC with preview of a target image for printing or transmission. In accordance with a request from a client PC (information transmission direction i), a server 2 requests a MFP 1 to generate base image data by reducing the size of an... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090201540 - Information processing apparatus, print setting control method, and computer-readable storage medium: If a print setting of a print job causes any conflict (device conflict) in a network printer when the print job is executed, an information processing apparatus registers the print setting as a device conflict rule in a device conflict rule database. Then, the information processing apparatus performs a conflict... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201534 - Method for generating simulated insert sheets for a print job: A printing method is described where, when a print job requires printing multiple copies of a document and a simulated insert sheet option is selected as a part of the print job requirements, simulated insert sheets are automatically generated and inserted between the printed copies that are outputted to the... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090201528 - Methods for printing multiple files as one print job: A method is disclosed for selectively printing multiple PDF files currently open in a PDF viewer (including editor) application. A GUI lists all PDF files currently open within the viewer. A user selects files from the list and specifies page ranges for the selected files. The PDF viewer submits data... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090201527 - Operations panel and image forming apparatus: An operations panel is disclosed that comprises plural operations blocks attached to a main body of an electronic apparatus; a selection information output unit that outputs a selection information item indicating a selection item selected in the operations block; a display operations block that is removably attachable to the main... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201536 - Posting server, printing terminal, posting server control method, and printing terminal control method: When a printable term is set for content data, a posting server 202 determines whether a current time is within or after the printable term, refers to a result of the determination, and allows delivery of the content data within the printable term, while prohibiting delivery of the content data... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201535 - Posting server, sending terminal, posting server control method, and sending terminal control method: Prior to delivery of content data, SIP servers 104 and 106 mediate establishment of sessions between a posting server 102 and printing terminals 108P and 110P via a network 14 according to a signaling protocol SIP. On establishment of the sessions, the posting server 102 delivers the content data to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201531 - Print job assignment method allowing user-prioritization: A method implemented in a print job management apparatus for processing print jobs in a multiple-printer print shop environment is described. Each print job specifies job ticket parameters representing printing requirements. Each received job is processed by comparing the printing requirements of the job with capabilities of the printers. If... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090201530 - Print job separation apparatus and method: An apparatus and method are disclosed for separating print jobs. Print jobs may be separated by alternating between outputting entire print jobs in straight and askew orientations. Print jobs may also be separated by outputting jobs in a straight orientation and outputting a separator page between each print job in... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090201548 - Printer driver and image forming apparatus: A printer driver and an image forming apparatus for appropriately combining additional information (such as a stamp) and an original to print the combined image data. The printer driver according to one embodiment of the present invention, relates to a printer driver connected to a printer for registering form data... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090201551 - Printing apparatus, document management apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium storing program: A printing apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a print setting of document data from a document management apparatus, a determination unit configured to determine whether the document data can be printed using the print setting acquired by the first acquisition unit, an output unit configured to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201532 - System and method for creating a url shortcut name corresponding to a web page and printing the web page with the shortcut name: A system and method are provided for creating a URL shortcut name corresponding to a web page and printing the web page with the shortcut name. The system includes a printer in operative communication with a processor configured for accessing a network and the at least one web page identifiable... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20090201533 - System and method for creating an efficient shipping strategy for shipping printed material: A system and related method for creating an efficient shipping strategy for shipping printed material is disclosed. The system includes a communication component, an analysis component and a shipping component. The communication component communicates printing instructions. The printing instructions include image data and at least one job parameter. The analysis... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20090201550 - System and method for storing image and image processing apparatus: An image storage system includes a plurality of image processing apparatuses that execute image processing on image data in collaboration with one another; a storage unit that stores information on the image data; a transmitting unit provided in at least one of the plurality of image processing apparatuses and transmitting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201541 - System for optimal document scanning: A method of controlling a scanner to improve automatic recognition and classification of scanned physical documents for a document analysis system, which receives and processes jobs containing at least one electronic document from a plurality of users to automatically recognize and classify the job documents into document categories, is disclosed.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090201553 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus of the invention includes a read unit to read an image and to generate temporal image data from the image, a capacity specifying unit to specify a specified capacity for final image data, and a generation condition setting unit to set a generation condition for generating... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090201554 - Image processing enabling reduction of processing time for data conversion: A reference level of data required for outputting (printing, sending and so on) in accordance with output configuration settings is set. It is determined whether or not a level of target data to be output which is stored in a storage is lower than the reference level. When the level... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090201555 - Defacement degree determination apparatus and defacement degree determination method: A defacement degree determination apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention includes an alignment unit which aligns positions of an input image from one printed material printed using a plurality of printing plates with registered images registered in advance, a plate separation processing unit which separates the input image... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090201515 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store, as a document, resolution-independent data, print setting data, and resolution-dependent drawing data obtained by converting the resolution-independent data according to the print setting data, while associating the resolution-independent data, the print setting data, and the resolution-dependent drawing data with... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201517 - Document reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes an integral display portion integrally provided with the area sensor portion and a main CPU for controlling screen display of the integral display portion, in which reflection light from an object placed on a screen of the integral display portion is detected by the area... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201516 - Gradation converting device, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus includes: a filter-coefficient storing unit that stores filter coefficients respectively associated with spatial frequencies, which are the numbers of strips displayed per unit angle with respect to an angle of field of a display apparatus; a viewing-condition determining unit that determines, as viewing conditions, a viewing... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090201522 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method therefor, and storage medium including the same: An image forming apparatus that forms a color image using a transparent toner and color toners based on received printing information includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a transparency attribute is set for an object included in the printing information, and a generation unit configured to generate a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201521 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes a data recording unit to store a misregistration amount of a scanning line from an ideal scanning line when a plurality of laser beams is scanned in a main scanning direction, a calculation unit to calculate a shape of the scanning line based on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201518 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus is provided for realizing a higher speed print-out of a scan image. It is determined whether an input data type stored in metadata of document data is PDL or not (S1609). If the input data type is “full-page image”, page data is divided into blocks and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090201520 - Image processing for determining dot formation states in printing an image: An image processing apparatus for determining formation states of dots in printing an image based on an image data using dots of a plurality of sizes includes a storage and a dot formation state determination unit. The storage stores a width correspondence table that indicates correspondence relationships between a plurality... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090201519 - Image reading device, image forming apparatus, and image reading method: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading device which reads an image in accordance with a sheet-through method. The image reading device includes a reading device and a control device. The reading device is configured to include a carriage including an optical device for optically reading an image. The... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090201524 - Printer printing composited print image planes: A printer is provided having a receiver for receiving compressed print data, a first decoder for decoding continuous tone image planes in the received compressed print data to produce first decoded data, a second decoder for decoding bi-level image planes in the received compressed print data to produce second decoded... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090201523 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes: an image data acquiring unit which acquires image data representing an image of a print target; a print data generating unit which on the basis of the image data generates print data for forming the image by allowing an ink head to perform scanning and record... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201556 - Apparatus, system, and method for identifying embedded information: An information identification apparatus includes a processor and a storage device. The storage device stores computer programmed instructions which when activated by the processor cause the processor to operate as a specially programmed processor. The processor obtains image data assumed to be embedded with supplemental information, extracts a portion of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090201557 - Image data transmitting apparatus, server apparatus, image data transmitting system, and program: The image data transmitting apparatus acquires the address book data corresponding to the user or such data and the transmittal cover letter data from the server apparatus, selects, out of the acquired information on destinations, the destination according to selecting operation by the user, generates transmittal cover letter image data... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201558 - Image forming apparatus and control method: An image forming apparatus includes a memory that has a first storage area for storing a control program and a second storage area for storing image data and operates in a normal mode and a self-refresh mode. The image forming apparatus stores the control program in the first storage area... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090201560 - Image reading device, image reading method, and image reading program: There is provided an image reading device including a tag information reading unit for reading information recorded in an IC tag by performing radio communication with the IC tag attached or embedded at a predetermined position of a medium that becomes a target of image reading and an image reading... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090201559 - Rotatable scanner and image forming apparatus: A rotatable scanner includes a scanner body and a document holder. The scanner body includes an exposure surface on which a document is placed. The document holder is provided above the scanner body to cover a document placed on the exposure surface of the scanner body, and includes a hinged... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090201561 - Image reading apparatus and controlling method for the same: An image reading apparatus and a controlling method for the same are disclosed. When a paper feeding speed needs to be varied temporarily, the scanning operation is suspended, and the scanning module is advanced in the paper feeding direction by a predetermined distance to a point where the paper feeding... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090201562 - Method of determining number of patches: A test chart used for color calibration includes: the number of patches of a first color; and the number of patches of a second color. The number of patches of the first color is determined on the basis of the degree of variation in the colorimetric value of the first... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090201563 - Screen display control device: A screen display control device includes: a compression unit which compresses input image data in a line unit; a rewritable image memory to which the compressed data compressed in the line unit by the compression unit is written in non-synchronization with a reading process; a decompression unit which decompresses the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201525 - Image forming apparatus: In continuous printing of plural sheets of recording paper, a controlling section of an image forming apparatus corrects a writing position for a first sheet of recording paper in accordance with an off-center amount detected by a carrying position sensor with respect to the first sheet of recording paper. As... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201526 - Information processing apparatus and printing system: An information processing apparatus includes an application that encrypts document data using a public key of a spooler and stores the document data encrypted as a spool file. A printer driver decrypts the encrypted document data using a secret key of the spooler and performs rendering to generate print data.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201539 - Address book transmission program, address book transmission method, and address server: The present invention provides a computer-readable recording medium having recorded therein an address book transmission program for causing a computer, which includes a storage that stores therein one or more pieces of address book data, to transmit the pieces of address book data to a data transmission apparatus, each of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090201544 - Communication apparatus and program thereof: A communication apparatus includes: a communication section which executes a facsimile communication with a remote communication apparatus; a communication history control section which stores communication history information for each facsimile communication and controls a communication history; a log information storage section which stores log information relating to the facsimile communication... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090201552 - Data processing apparatus and method: Provided are a data processing apparatus and method that make it possible to detect improper resource data that has been stored in a printer. The data processing apparatus, which is connectable to an image forming apparatus that refers to resource data when an image is formed, first acquires information relating... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090201543 - Document reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes an integral display portion integrally provided with the area sensor portion and a main CPU for controlling screen display of the integral display portion, in which a document placed on a screen of the integral display portion is read by the area sensor portion. The... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201549 - Facsimile machine: A facsimile machine is provided. The facsimile machine includes a first reading unit which reads an image of an original placed on a platen; a second reading unit which reads an image of an original while feeding the original; a transmitting unit which is configured to execute a first transmission... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090201545 - Facsimile transferring system: A facsimile transferring system is supplied capable of preventing a paper on which facsimile data transferred from his/her work place is printed from leaving as it is at a place where the destination person does not exist. In the system, an entering/leaving room managing equipment and a facsimile apparatus are... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090201537 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a data reception unit for receiving data sent from another electronic device via a predetermined network; a state detection unit for detecting a current status regarding at least an image forming operation; a data storage unit for storing a plurality of image data corresponding to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090201547 - Image forming system using a management apparatus to manage software components: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses, a management apparatus configured to manage and operate the image forming system, and a plurality of communication control apparatuses each configured to control data communication between the management apparatus and a corresponding image forming apparatus, wherein the management apparatus... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090201529 - Image forming system, apparatus, method and control program: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus connected to a host device via a network. The host device transmits a power-off notification notifying the image forming apparatus on the network that power is to be turned off, together with job information identifying a job, when the host device... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090201546 - Image processing device, image processing system, and image processing method: An image processing system to perform image processing. The image processing system includes an image processing device and a data processing device communicably connected to the image processing device. The data processing device includes a setting screen display unit to display a setting screen to input setting data for the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201538 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus processes image data that contains a confidential image portion. The image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives designation of the confidential image portion; a generating unit that generates specification information that specifies the confidential image portion; an adding unit that adds the specification information... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090201542 - Image processing system: An image processing system readily provides a client PC with preview of a target image for printing or transmission. In accordance with a request from a client PC (information transmission direction i), a server 2 requests a MFP 1 to generate base image data by reducing the size of an... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090201540 - Information processing apparatus, print setting control method, and computer-readable storage medium: If a print setting of a print job causes any conflict (device conflict) in a network printer when the print job is executed, an information processing apparatus registers the print setting as a device conflict rule in a device conflict rule database. Then, the information processing apparatus performs a conflict... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201534 - Method for generating simulated insert sheets for a print job: A printing method is described where, when a print job requires printing multiple copies of a document and a simulated insert sheet option is selected as a part of the print job requirements, simulated insert sheets are automatically generated and inserted between the printed copies that are outputted to the... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090201528 - Methods for printing multiple files as one print job: A method is disclosed for selectively printing multiple PDF files currently open in a PDF viewer (including editor) application. A GUI lists all PDF files currently open within the viewer. A user selects files from the list and specifies page ranges for the selected files. The PDF viewer submits data... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090201527 - Operations panel and image forming apparatus: An operations panel is disclosed that comprises plural operations blocks attached to a main body of an electronic apparatus; a selection information output unit that outputs a selection information item indicating a selection item selected in the operations block; a display operations block that is removably attachable to the main... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201536 - Posting server, printing terminal, posting server control method, and printing terminal control method: When a printable term is set for content data, a posting server 202 determines whether a current time is within or after the printable term, refers to a result of the determination, and allows delivery of the content data within the printable term, while prohibiting delivery of the content data... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201535 - Posting server, sending terminal, posting server control method, and sending terminal control method: Prior to delivery of content data, SIP servers 104 and 106 mediate establishment of sessions between a posting server 102 and printing terminals 108P and 110P via a network 14 according to a signaling protocol SIP. On establishment of the sessions, the posting server 102 delivers the content data to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201531 - Print job assignment method allowing user-prioritization: A method implemented in a print job management apparatus for processing print jobs in a multiple-printer print shop environment is described. Each print job specifies job ticket parameters representing printing requirements. Each received job is processed by comparing the printing requirements of the job with capabilities of the printers. If... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090201530 - Print job separation apparatus and method: An apparatus and method are disclosed for separating print jobs. Print jobs may be separated by alternating between outputting entire print jobs in straight and askew orientations. Print jobs may also be separated by outputting jobs in a straight orientation and outputting a separator page between each print job in... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090201548 - Printer driver and image forming apparatus: A printer driver and an image forming apparatus for appropriately combining additional information (such as a stamp) and an original to print the combined image data. The printer driver according to one embodiment of the present invention, relates to a printer driver connected to a printer for registering form data... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090201551 - Printing apparatus, document management apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium storing program: A printing apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a print setting of document data from a document management apparatus, a determination unit configured to determine whether the document data can be printed using the print setting acquired by the first acquisition unit, an output unit configured to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201532 - System and method for creating a url shortcut name corresponding to a web page and printing the web page with the shortcut name: A system and method are provided for creating a URL shortcut name corresponding to a web page and printing the web page with the shortcut name. The system includes a printer in operative communication with a processor configured for accessing a network and the at least one web page identifiable... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20090201533 - System and method for creating an efficient shipping strategy for shipping printed material: A system and related method for creating an efficient shipping strategy for shipping printed material is disclosed. The system includes a communication component, an analysis component and a shipping component. The communication component communicates printing instructions. The printing instructions include image data and at least one job parameter. The analysis... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20090201550 - System and method for storing image and image processing apparatus: An image storage system includes a plurality of image processing apparatuses that execute image processing on image data in collaboration with one another; a storage unit that stores information on the image data; a transmitting unit provided in at least one of the plurality of image processing apparatuses and transmitting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201541 - System for optimal document scanning: A method of controlling a scanner to improve automatic recognition and classification of scanned physical documents for a document analysis system, which receives and processes jobs containing at least one electronic document from a plurality of users to automatically recognize and classify the job documents into document categories, is disclosed.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

20090201553 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus of the invention includes a read unit to read an image and to generate temporal image data from the image, a capacity specifying unit to specify a specified capacity for final image data, and a generation condition setting unit to set a generation condition for generating... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090201554 - Image processing enabling reduction of processing time for data conversion: A reference level of data required for outputting (printing, sending and so on) in accordance with output configuration settings is set. It is determined whether or not a level of target data to be output which is stored in a storage is lower than the reference level. When the level... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090201555 - Defacement degree determination apparatus and defacement degree determination method: A defacement degree determination apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention includes an alignment unit which aligns positions of an input image from one printed material printed using a plurality of printing plates with registered images registered in advance, a plate separation processing unit which separates the input image... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090201515 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store, as a document, resolution-independent data, print setting data, and resolution-dependent drawing data obtained by converting the resolution-independent data according to the print setting data, while associating the resolution-independent data, the print setting data, and the resolution-dependent drawing data with... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201517 - Document reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes an integral display portion integrally provided with the area sensor portion and a main CPU for controlling screen display of the integral display portion, in which reflection light from an object placed on a screen of the integral display portion is detected by the area... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090201516 - Gradation converting device, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus includes: a filter-coefficient storing unit that stores filter coefficients respectively associated with spatial frequencies, which are the numbers of strips displayed per unit angle with respect to an angle of field of a display apparatus; a viewing-condition determining unit that determines, as viewing conditions, a viewing... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090201522 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method therefor, and storage medium including the same: An image forming apparatus that forms a color image using a transparent toner and color toners based on received printing information includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a transparency attribute is set for an object included in the printing information, and a generation unit configured to generate a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201521 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes a data recording unit to store a misregistration amount of a scanning line from an ideal scanning line when a plurality of laser beams is scanned in a main scanning direction, a calculation unit to calculate a shape of the scanning line based on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201518 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus is provided for realizing a higher speed print-out of a scan image. It is determined whether an input data type stored in metadata of document data is PDL or not (S1609). If the input data type is “full-page image”, page data is divided into blocks and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090201520 - Image processing for determining dot formation states in printing an image: An image processing apparatus for determining formation states of dots in printing an image based on an image data using dots of a plurality of sizes includes a storage and a dot formation state determination unit. The storage stores a width correspondence table that indicates correspondence relationships between a plurality... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090201519 - Image reading device, image forming apparatus, and image reading method: An image forming apparatus includes an image reading device which reads an image in accordance with a sheet-through method. The image reading device includes a reading device and a control device. The reading device is configured to include a carriage including an optical device for optically reading an image. The... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090201524 - Printer printing composited print image planes: A printer is provided having a receiver for receiving compressed print data, a first decoder for decoding continuous tone image planes in the received compressed print data to produce first decoded data, a second decoder for decoding bi-level image planes in the received compressed print data to produce second decoded... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090201523 - Printing apparatus: A printing apparatus includes: an image data acquiring unit which acquires image data representing an image of a print target; a print data generating unit which on the basis of the image data generates print data for forming the image by allowing an ink head to perform scanning and record... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201556 - Apparatus, system, and method for identifying embedded information: An information identification apparatus includes a processor and a storage device. The storage device stores computer programmed instructions which when activated by the processor cause the processor to operate as a specially programmed processor. The processor obtains image data assumed to be embedded with supplemental information, extracts a portion of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090201557 - Image data transmitting apparatus, server apparatus, image data transmitting system, and program: The image data transmitting apparatus acquires the address book data corresponding to the user or such data and the transmittal cover letter data from the server apparatus, selects, out of the acquired information on destinations, the destination according to selecting operation by the user, generates transmittal cover letter image data... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090201558 - Image forming apparatus and control method: An image forming apparatus includes a memory that has a first storage area for storing a control program and a second storage area for storing image data and operates in a normal mode and a self-refresh mode. The image forming apparatus stores the control program in the first storage area... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090201560 - Image reading device, image reading method, and image reading program: There is provided an image reading device including a tag information reading unit for reading information recorded in an IC tag by performing radio communication with the IC tag attached or embedded at a predetermined position of a medium that becomes a target of image reading and an image reading... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090201559 - Rotatable scanner and image forming apparatus: A rotatable scanner includes a scanner body and a document holder. The scanner body includes an exposure surface on which a document is placed. The document holder is provided above the scanner body to cover a document placed on the exposure surface of the scanner body, and includes a hinged... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090201561 - Image reading apparatus and controlling method for the same: An image reading apparatus and a controlling method for the same are disclosed. When a paper feeding speed needs to be varied temporarily, the scanning operation is suspended, and the scanning module is advanced in the paper feeding direction by a predetermined distance to a point where the paper feeding... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090201562 - Method of determining number of patches: A test chart used for color calibration includes: the number of patches of a first color; and the number of patches of a second color. The number of patches of the first color is determined on the basis of the degree of variation in the colorimetric value of the first... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090201563 - Screen display control device: A screen display control device includes: a compression unit which compresses input image data in a line unit; a rewritable image memory to which the compressed data compressed in the line unit by the compression unit is written in non-synchronization with a reading process; a decompression unit which decompresses the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090195809 - Host-based printer driver: A system includes a controller operable to receive a first data set comprising data in a first format type, the first-format-type data representing an image. The system further includes a circuit coupled to the controller, the circuit operable to produce a second data set in a second format type, the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

20090195807 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a scanner and a printer, transmits an image data and a metadata in which an attribute of the image data is described to a document management server, and further includes an output control unit arranged to control whether to output both the image data and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090195808 - Information processing apparatus, device management method, and computer-readable storage medium: An information processing apparatus is provided in which a device driver configured to control a plurality of devices is installed. The information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire function information relating to a function of the device, a storage unit configured to store the acquired function information... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090195806 - Notification method, management apparatus and client apparatus: When a change occurs in the status of an image processing apparatus, update information in which the status change is written is generated, and the status change of the image processing apparatus is notified to a client apparatus with a function for delivering the generated update information. A printer driver... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090195826 - Communication apparatus: A communication apparatus includes: a reading unit which reads original document data from a read target original document having plural pages, on a page-by-page basis; a transmission unit which transmits original document data read by the reading unit; an acquisition unit which wirelessly acquires identification information capable of identifying a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090195828 - Communication apparatus: A communication apparatus is provided. The communication apparatus includes: a reading unit which reads original document data from a page of a transmission original document; a transmission unit which transmits original document data read by the reading unit to a designated destination; an acquisition unit which wirelessly acquires identification information... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090195831 - Data processing method and printing system: There is disclosed a printing system which can limit users who access a hot folder as a common folder, and need not prepare for another server only for user management. In a printing system of this invention, a management server monitors digital data stored in the hot folder, and limits... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090195823 - Document management apparatus and document management method: A document management apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a notification indicating that an icon for a first document has been drag-and-dropped onto an icon for a second document via a display screen, and an application unit configured to apply a print setting stored in the first document... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090195817 - Document processing system, control method for the same, program, and storage medium: In a document processing system, whether processing of a workflow specified by a cancellation instruction is in execution is determined based on whether identification information of the workflow specified by the cancellation instruction coincides with that of a workflow associated with document data. When the processing of the workflow corresponding... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090195815 - Image forming apparatus and processing method for the same: When an instruction to shut down an image forming apparatus is provided, a list of tasks is generated and displayed based on the characteristics and operation state of each task. If an instruction to cancel a displayed running task is provided, processing of the task is canceled and shutdown processing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090195813 - Image forming apparatus management system and image forming apparatus management method: An image forming apparatus carries, an image apparatus management apparatus or a client apparatus carries out authentication of a user based on user information input by an operator, the user information is then used by the image apparatus management apparatus to obtain a toner save rate of the user, which... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090195816 - Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and program: It is analyzed whether print data includes first image data common between pages and second image data different between pages. When a specific discharge device is designated as a discharge device for discharging a printing medium printed based on the print data, and it is analyzed that the print data... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090195821 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and medium storing an image forming program thereof: An image forming apparatus for storing document data for which output setting data is set comprises an acquisition unit configured to acquire device configuration information of the image forming apparatus and device configuration information of a print post-processing apparatus which is connected to the image forming apparatus and has a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090195824 - Image forming device: An image forming device connected to a network includes a data administration unit, a creation source information generation unit, a raster data generation unit and a printer unit. The data administration unit stores printing data in a memory unit and generate identification data that identifies the printing data stored in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090195818 - Image transmission system, image storage device, and recording medium: An image transmission system 1 includes a digital camera 10, a PC 40, and a Web server 50. This digital camera 10 stores therein a plurality of image data, print request information, and transmission request information. Further, the digital cameral 10 determines whether the connection destination is a printing device... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090195819 - Information processing apparatus and program: An image processing apparatus includes: an operation section which accepts a job setting operation; a memory section which memorizes an element of a job set through the operation section; a display section, and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to control the display section to display a plurality of... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090195820 - Information processing apparatus, program and information processing method: a control section which displays a plurality of previously generated jobs in a predetermined order using the job information on the operation display section, and replaces an order of the plurality of the jobs based on contents of the operation display section when the processing conditions is set and the... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090195814 - Information processing system, information processing method, and storage medium: Embodiments of the invention relate to an information processing system that is triggered by a detection of a medium removing action, detects a user's action of leaving a sheet discharge tray from which the user has removed the medium, and counts the number of carrying-away users. The information processing system... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090195822 - Job processing apparatus, control method therefor, and computer-readable storage medium: A job processing apparatus which processes job data in cooperation with another job processing apparatus is provided. The job processing apparatus comprises an analysis unit configured to analyze a processing status of predetermined job data, and a determination unit configured to determine, in accordance with the analyzed processing status, whether... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090195811 - Method for printing text-only content of pdf documents: A method for printing only text objects within a PDF document is described. PDF data is transmitted from a host computer to a printer, along with job information that specifies a text-only mode. If printer controller detects that the text-only mode is specified, it interprets only the text objects within... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090195832 - Online image processing systems and methods utilizing image processing parameters: The present invention allows for online image processing. A sample embodiment of the system comprises an Image Processing Means with one or more predetermined graphical layers, residing on the Image Processing Means. The Image Processing Means has the ability to obtain one or more substitute layers and repeat a set... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20090195830 - Print processing apparatus, print processing method, system, control method, program, and storage medium: A CPU of an image forming apparatus, such as a color electrophotographic copying apparatus, reads print step information from a memory, such as a USB memory, that stores print image data and print step information relating to a plurality of print steps for producing a print of the print image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090195825 - Printer: A printer is provided with a receiving device, a storage device, a printing device, a cancel input device and an invalidating device. The receiving device is configured to receive a print command. The storage device is configured to store an association of print data and a print command receiving time... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20090195810 - Printer driver apparatus and methods: Disclosed are methods of controlling operation of a printer, apparatus and computer-readable medium. The embodiments control operation of a printer by receiving a print command from a user, in response to the received print command, displaying to a user a print user interface including selectable editing settings, the selectable editing... Agent: Prass LLP

20090195833 - Printer for duplex printing with transfer rollers: A printer is provided having a print media feed mechanism for feeding print media along a feed path, opposed transfer rollers for simultaneously contacting both sides of the print media as the print media is fed along the feed path, and printheads for printing on the transfer rollers so that... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090195812 - Printing information service system and method based on rfid technology: A printing information service system and a method of providing printing information, based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. The system and method retrieve a printing status of a user of a printer, locate the user from among users each having a RFID card by determining whether personal identification information... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090195829 - Printing system, information processing apparatus, data processing method, and storage medium: A dummy driver in a terminal server determines whether an interface that cannot be used by a printer driver which is directly accessed by an application needs to be used in a print setting set by the application. If the dummy driver determines that the interface which cannot be used... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090195827 - Radio communication device: A radio communication device and multifunction device are provided. The radio communication device includes a radio communicating unit which receives data according to a radio communication method using one of a plurality of radio channels provided in a frequency band and changes the radio channel according to a period; a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090195834 - Print management apparatus, print management system, medium for storing print management program and print management method: A print image acquiring section acquires print images to be aligned and printed on a print medium. An arrangement storing section stores prescribed arrangements preset under a predetermined prescription and a free arrangement to be added. An arrangement data preparing section prepares a free arrangement and stores the free arrangement... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090195793 - Integrated printing and display device: A printing and display device comprises a housing having an ejection slot in a base wall thereof; a flat panel display disposed within the housing; a printer disposed within the housing, the printer including a printhead and a print engine assembly; and a chute provided behind the flat panel display... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090195796 - Automatic selection of a subset of representative pages from a multi-page document: What is provided herein is a method for automatically selecting a subset of pages from a multi-page document for image processing wherein each selected page is substantially different from all other pages according to certain features of interest and wherein the combined content of the selected pages approximately represents the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090195805 - Digital photograph duplication apparatus: An apparatus for reproducing a visible image depicted in a photograph carrying digitally encoded data printed in invisible ink. The digitally encoded data having pixel values for all pixels in the visible image. The apparatus comprises an illuminating means for illuminating the photograph with invisible radiation; a sensing means for... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090195800 - Estimating an amount of color content in a document: What is provided herein is a novel system and method for estimating the amount of color in a document to be printed, with the capability to handle composite black, in those environments without access to all the original four color planes simultaneously. In one embodiment, input CMYK values are pre-adjusted... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090195801 - Estimating an amount of color content in a document: What is provided herein is a novel system and method for estimating the amount of color in a document. In one embodiment, a binary CMYK input image is received. Each of the CMYK plane is received at an offset from the previous plane, i.e., the 4 planes are not received... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090195799 - Estimating an amount of color in a document: What is provided are a novel system, method, and computer program product for estimating the amount of color in a document to be printed, with the capability to handle composite black. A color billing strategy can be dynamically determined based on the amount of color in the document. In one... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090195795 - Font and line art rendering for multi-bit output devices: Multilevel color page image rendering via multi-bit output devices including the rounding of tone levels, dual tone scan patterns and the selecting or generating of halftone cells and electrophotography engines and image processors for rendering multilevel tone density objects such as font and line art.... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, PC

20090195803 - Image processing method, program thereof, and image processing apparatus: There is provided an image processing method for generating a bit map image of an object from a vector image by superimposing a plurality of parts by using a computer software program. The image processing method includes assigning unique identification information to a drawing command in a case where designation... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090195802 - Image processor, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processor comprising a control unit, wherein the control unit includes a determining unit that determines a reading mode suitable for a document based on image data corresponding to the document read by an reader; and a converting unit that converts the image data according to the reading mode.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090195794 - Multilevel halftoning for tint graphic, line art and text rendering: Method and apparatus for font/line art rending via multi-level halftoning including the selecting or generating of halftone cell patterns related to the minimal stable pixel of a rendering electrophotography (EP) engine and image processors including EP engines.... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, PC

20090195804 - Printing system, printing system controlling method, printing system controlling program, and printing apparatus: A printing system includes a circular record medium and a printing apparatus. The circular record medium includes: a data record surface on which electronic data are recorded; a label surface which is a rear surface of the data record surface and on which the printing apparatus prints an image; and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090195797 - Sensitivity matrix determination for adaptive color control: What is provided are a novel system and method for determining a sensitivity matrix for adaptive color control in a color marking device capable of performing device independent color correction. In one embodiment, a determination is made as to what control operation the color marking device is being characterized for.... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090195798 - Vector half-toning with minimum luminance variation dot formation: What is disclosed is a system and method for improving vector half-toning in dot-on-dot printing devices. The method utilizes minimum spatial luminance variation to achieve a smooth color half-toning pattern transition. Red (M+Y), blue (C+M), and green (C+Y) dots in addition to CMY dots are utilized to achieve darker colors... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090195835 - Image processing device and image processing method: A device capable of providing an image quality that is close to a high resolution printing engine unit by low resolution printing engine unit. It includes a processing unit for comparing thresholds included in a high resolution dithering matrix with a pixel value included in each pixel of a low... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090195836 - Hierarchical color error diffusion in a cmykrgb domain: What is provided are a novel system, method, and computer program product for hierarchical (telescopic) color error diffusion which effectively controls the dot distribution for both primary and secondary dot formation which covers the class of error diffusion that follow telescopic dot firing constraint principles. In one example embodiment, an... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090195837 - Method for imaging flexographic plates: A method for reducing waste in imaging of flexographic plates comprises the steps of: receiving an electronic art file (10); displaying the file on a computer display; selecting a set of polygonal areas (11, 12) from the displayed file in response to cost calculation associated with the selection of the... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090195838 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium: A log recording module records a log of a job executed in an image processing apparatus in a hard disk drive (HDD). A facsimile control module receives a request to execute facsimile transmission, records the log that identifies the job in a nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM), and executes the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090195839 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program thereof: Provided is an image processing apparatus including: a part storage unit which, among a plurality of parts obtained by dividing an icon included in a display image, stores end parts corresponding to ends of the icon and a plurality of repetition parts included in the divided icon; a correspondence information... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090195840 - Method of shading correction in image reader and image processing apparatus: The invention includes a brightness reading position control section for reading reference data of a reference plate a plurality of times for different locations by an image reader, a reading data storage section for storing the plurality of brightness reading data on the basis of each charge coupled device element,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090195842 - Image reading device and image reading method used therein: An image reading device, which has an image sensor having a plurality of sensor chips therein and being capable of outputting data in parallel through a plurality of output channels, includes an image reading section configured to perform reading of images in either of two outputting modes, one being a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090195841 - Image reading device, image reading method and reading control program: An image reading device is provided. The image reading device includes: a reading unit which reads an original while the reading unit and the original are relatively moved, to produce a plurality of image data based on a plurality of producing conditions, respectively, in response to a reading command input... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090195843 - Image reading apparatus, document reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus is disclosed that includes plural line image sensors partially overlapped with each other in an overlapped reading portion, the image reading apparatus characterized by: plural light sources disposed so as to face the overlapped reading portion; a light source turn-on unit sequentially and independently turning on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090195844 - Transporting device and transporting method: when the determining unit determines that the transport error has occurred in a succesion transport medium, the paper management module stops counting a transport amount of the succession medium which is determined that a transport error has occurred and the transport controller controls the transporting unit such that the transporting... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090195845 - Printing control device, print data generation device, printing system and printing control program: A printing control device that specifies to a printing apparatus a coloring material volume set which is a combination of usage amounts of coloring materials when the printing apparatus executes printing by depositing a plurality of coloring materials onto a recording medium, including: a print data acquisition unit that acquires... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

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