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Facsimile and static presentation processing September class, title,number 09/09

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09/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090237695 - Image forming apparatus, positional deviation correction method, and recording medium storing positional deviation correction program: A multicolor image forming apparatus includes an exposure unit to direct optical beams for optically writing different single-color images on image carriers, respectively, a pattern forming unit to form a positioning pattern on a transport member, a pattern detector to detect the positioning pattern, disposed above the transport member, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237701 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus, damage to the apparatus caused by power conduction at the time of installation is prevented. When initial adjustment at factory ends and service person moves the apparatus, a power switch is turned OFF. Using this OFF operation as a trigger, a control unit 100 reads... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237696 - Image forming apparatus, image reading apparatus, and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus of the invention includes a read unit to read an original document, a storage unit to store an image file of the original document read by the read unit, a control unit to control storage and readout of the image file into and from the storage... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090237702 - Image forming system and managing method thereof: A managing method of an image forming system having at least one image forming apparatus including a first image forming apparatus, and a plurality of servers including a first server and managing the first image forming apparatus, the managing method includes determining whether the first server operates normally, requesting the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090237699 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An MFP includes a receiving unit that receives designation for a plurality of applications having mutually different combinations of an input format for image data and an output format for the image data; and a processing unit that collectively starts execution of the plurality of designated applications.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237698 - Image processing device and initiating method therefor: The present invention provides an initiating method for an image processing device. The image processing device includes a memory unit, a storage unit for storing multiple compressed programs therein, and a controller connected to the storage unit and the memory unit. The initiating method includes steps of: (a) selectively reading... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090237700 - Image processing system: An image processing unit includes an image data input unit, a page-description language (PDL) converter, a special document determination unit, and an image treatment command adding unit. The image data input unit inputs image data. The PDL converter converts the input image data to page-description language data, and transmits an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237697 - Multiple processor print driver: A system and method for an adaptable print driver that adapts its behavior to make use of multiple processors when they are available on the host computer. In particular, during installation or initialization of the print driver, the driver will query the operating system for the number and type of... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090237703 - System for copying interactive documents: A system is provided for copying interactive documents which has a copier for scanning a surface of a document, a computer system networked with the copier and a printer networked with the computer system. The document is printed with document content and a plurality of coded tags. Each tag encodes... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237705 - Error notification method, data distribution apparatus, and recording medium: Disclosed is an error notification method of a data distribution system that includes the steps of when detecting an occurrence of an error, referring to an error notification condition table in which an identifier of an error notification condition and an identifier of an occurrence frequency correspond to each other... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237706 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing unit performs an image processing operation and further performs a setting operation causing a power load as a power load operation. A first control unit controls the image processing unit. A second control unit controls an operation of the first control unit by communicating with the first... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090237704 - Printing apparatus, content-recorded disk making apparatus, kiosk terminal, method of controlling printing apparatus and program therefor: Provided herein is a printing apparatus having a frame image take-in means which takes in a plurality of frame images at a predetermined interval from a content file as recorded target including image information on an optical disk medium, a frame image discriminating means which discriminates whether each of the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090237708 - Document processing apparatus, document processing method, and computer readable medium: A document processing apparatus includes: a storage that stores a manner of a document on which a document processing is performed in a series of tasks; a creating unit that creates an instructing image including an image of information identifying the document, an image of the manner, and an image... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090237718 - Document reading apparatus: When reading of the documents set on the document feed tray is given priority by user designation, the documents set on the document feed tray are read first, then the document set on the platen plate is read. When reading of the document set on the platen plate is given... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237723 - Electric apparatus: When an accepting unit is removed from a main unit, a situation of the main unit is detected whether belonging to waiting situations, operation situations, malfunction situations, or the like. A display part then displays images in accordance with the detected situations. The display part is arranged on the accepting... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090237712 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an operation unit that accepts an operation instruction; a printing unit that prints a document image on an image forming medium in accordance with the accepted operation instruction; a print-preview-image generating unit that generates a print preview image of the document image; a display unit... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090237711 - Image forming apparatus and data saving method for an image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus comprising: a storage unit for saving administrator data and user data therein; and a user data setting unit for saving a portion of the user data that is different from the administrator data, as the user data in the storage unit.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090237726 - Image forming apparatus, operation recording method, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire log data recording operation of the image forming apparatus, a first storage unit configured to store the acquired log data in a volatile memory, a calculation unit configured to calculate a total size of the log data stored in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090237722 - Image forming system, system control method, image forming apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium: An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus managing a display device and configured to function as a Web client, and a document management apparatus managing document information usable for a process target of the image forming apparatus and list information of the document information and configured to function... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090237714 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In a first route, image data from an image reading unit is processed by both a first image processing block and a second image processing block and sent to a storage unit, and in a second route, the image data processed by the first image processing block is stored in... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237719 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and printing system: A printing system according to the invention includes an image processing apparatus having an editing unit for editing document data into description language data interpretable to a terminal apparatus, an extracting unit for extracting a portion of the description language data as extracted data based on the conversion table for... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090237727 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus including an input information acquiring unit configured to acquire entry information entered in defined areas of an input sheet as image information. The apparatus also includes a data format information acquiring unit configured to acquire corresponding areas of a format sheet as image information. The apparatus... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237720 - Image reading device and associated method for job execution: An image reading device and associated method for job execution are provided. An interrupted job storage unit of the image reading device is configured to interrupt a first job and to store an interrupted job information that relates to the first job in the storage unit when a job setting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237707 - Image transmission apparatus, facsimile device, computer readable medium storing program, image transmission method, and computer data signal: An image transmission apparatus includes an address instruction unit that is configured to instruct an address of a destination, a transmission interruption instruction unit that is configured to, after transmission to the address of the destination instructed by the address instruction unit is instructed, instruct interruption of the transmission, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090237728 - Information processing apparatus and image processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus communicable with an image processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus including a transmission unit configured to transmit a job that requests execution of image processing, a switching unit configured to automatically switch a transmission destination of the job to the image processing apparatus during a communication... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090237709 - Instruction information management apparatus, instruction information managing method and computer readable medium: a computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for controlling print mode, the process includes: accumulating successively inputted print instruction information items in an accumulation region until an output instruction to a print device is issued; outputting to the print device in an instructed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090237710 - Method of transmitting/receiving data between image forming device and portable storage device, and image forming device for performing the method: A method of transmitting/receiving data between an image forming device and a portable storage device includes reading information about the portable storage device from the portable storage device when such is connected to the image forming device, transmitting/receiving data with respect to the portable storage device according to the read... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090237715 - Network synchronizing system and information processing apparatus: A network synchronizing system includes plural apparatuses. A first apparatus includes a first recording unit to record personal data of one or more users who can use the first apparatus to share the personal data with other apparatuses. A second apparatus includes a first setting unit to record personal data... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237729 - Peripheral device and network system: A peripheral device includes a connection portion which is connectable to an information processing device and a storage medium. The connection portion is configured to allow data transfer between the storage medium and the information processing device. The peripheral device further includes a function execution portion that performs a function... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090237732 - Print control method, print control apparatus, print control program for performing computer-executable print data process, and computer-readable memory medium: Display control is made so as to obtain an optimum setting picture plane in accordance with a change in designation of an outputting method of a distribution printing, a multiple-address printing, an automatic substitute printing, or the like without allowing the user to be conscious thereof.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090237713 - Print managing apparatus, print managing method, and program: A print managing apparatus is provided, which is able to reduce the possibility of information leakage due to the printed material, without implementing a new function in the network printer. When there is a directive to perform printing, the print managing apparatus generates a release key, incorporates the generated release... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090237724 - Print setting processing apparatus and print setting processing method: A print setting processing apparatus includes a functional information acquisition unit configured to acquire functional information which is set for each of a plurality of printer drivers, a classification unit configured to classify the functional information into a common item applicable to the plurality of printer drivers and a specified... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090237717 - Printer and information managing system: A printer includes: a print unit performing a printing operation; and a control unit having an operating system and a device driver installed in an operating system layer, a first application installed in an application layer other than the operating system layer so as to transmit and receive information to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237730 - Printing control apparatus: When multiple printing apparatuses which perform tandem printing have been decided, icons of the respective printing apparatuses are displayed on a screen and the number of print copies which has been allocated to each printing apparatus is displayed. A user can see the setting contents at a glance. When the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237721 - Printing method to load filter dynamically and recordable medium with program to execute the printing method and host apparatus: A printing method which dynamically loads a filter, a recordable medium with a program to execute the printing method, and a host apparatus. The printing method uses filter setting information having at least one filter corresponding to a print option of a print document, the printing method can include selecting... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090237716 - Printing system: A printing system is provided. A user directs an instruction apparatus to an electronic board in a state where an image of image data to be desirably printed is displayed, and presses a file selection button. While pressing the file selection button, the user directs the instruction apparatus to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237731 - Printing system, printer and driver program: A printing system includes: a printer which generates bitmap data from received print data to perform printing for each predetermined range, generates an intermediate code from the print data to generate the bitmap data from the intermediate code when the print data is expressed by a printer control language, and... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090237725 - Remote control system, image processing apparatus, control method therefor, and recording medium storing program therefor: An image processing apparatus capable of being remotely controlled by an information processing apparatus via a network includes a request transmission unit configured to transmit a remote control request to the information processing apparatus via the network, a detection unit configured to receive changing information for changing a setting value... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090237733 - System for delivering greeting using interactive form: A system is provided for delivering a greeting using an interactive form. The system has means for generating print data to include an interactive element associated with the delivery of the greeting card and an identity indicative of the interactive element, and means for transferring the generated print data to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090237735 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing method includes storing image data in a storage unit; setting a common region in the storage unit, the common region including an input image data storage region and an output image data storage region; sequentially storing the image data that is compressed at a preset compression ratio... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237734 - Methods and systems for print-data rendering: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for generating rendered data for printing.... Agent: Kristine Elizabeth Matthews

20090237736 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus including an image retrieving unit that retrieves image information of a revision document, which includes revision information having area definitions and position numbers corresponding to each of the area definitions. The apparatus also includes a re-positioning instruction image retrieving unit that retrieves image information of a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237737 - Print control apparatus and program: A print control apparatus is provided. The print control apparatus includes: a storage unit which stores web page information which is received, in response to search key information transmitted to a server of a search engine, from the server; and a print controller which controls printing of web page information.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090237680 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program for image processing: An image processing apparatus includes: a deformation area setting unit that sets an enlargement area and a reduction area in an image; a deformation processing unit that enlarges the enlargement area in a specific direction and reduces the reduction area in the specific direction; and a face detecting unit that... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090237679 - Image processing device and method for image processing: An image processing device having a deformation area setting unit and a deformation processing unit is provided. The deformation area setting unit is configured to set an extension area and a reduction area in an image. The deformation processing unit is configured to extend the extension area in a particular... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090237694 - Automatic image quality adjustment according to size of subject: A method of processing an image includes processing the image, if a shooting mode is portrait and a face size in the image is larger than a prescribed size. In one instance, the processing includes performing flesh color adjustment processing of the image. In another instance, the processing includes performing... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090237685 - Color image printer and gradation correcting method therefor: A method of gradation correction for laser scanning exposure is effected, based on measured density values of a test print (TP) including a horizontal stripe test pattern comprised of a plurality of horizontal lines extending in the main scanning direction and a vertical stripe pattern comprised of a plurality of... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP

20090237689 - Concentration correcting method: A concentration correcting method includes: forming N test patterns at different positions in a moving direction by repeatedly performing a dot line forming process of forming a dot line in a line region on a test medium in which a plurality of unit areas is arranged in the moving direction... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237688 - Control circuit of image reader, image reader, control method of image reader, and program: A control circuit of an image reader having at least one light source includes: a light source control portion that controls ON and OFF of the light source by performing current switching for adjusting a value of a current supplied to the light source; a black reference data creating portion... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237692 - Image processing apparatus and information display method used in the image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a processor and a storage device to store instructions which cause the processor to operate as a specially programmed processor. The processor executes a multi-application in which a plurality of applications is combined, each of the applications configured to input, process, and output image data;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237691 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image forming apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an adjustment data setting unit which sets base adjustment data used to readjust a density of a part having a lower density than a predetermined density of image data to a lower value with respect to a printer driver which generates print data, a data... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090237686 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing unit includes a first image processing unit that processes image data from a reading unit and a second image processing unit that processes image data from either one of the first image processing unit and a storing unit. A control unit determines a processing to be performed... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090237690 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image forming apparatus: An image processing apparatus reconfigured image fragments received from a host, by using an image block selector 101 that generates a layout list of image fragments constituting an image before division for each image before division and an image block composer 102 that reconfigures the image before division in accordance... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090237693 - Image processing device: An image processing device includes an acquiring unit, a calculating unit, a color data determining unit, an appending unit, and a converting unit. The acquiring unit acquires print data. The print data includes a plurality of sets of text data. Each set of text data has character data and color... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090237681 - Method for encoding rendering hints into a bitmap image: Methods, systems and software are disclosed for embedding and using rendering hints in a bitmap image. Print objects (204)(304) are determined by an application (202)(302). In a modified bitmap driver process (208)(308), internal objects are formed, and rendering hints are assigned to each internal object (410). These rendering hints are... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP/sharp

20090237684 - Print data generating apparatus, printing apparatus, method to generate print data, and computer usable medium therefor: A print data generating apparatus to generate print data, which is to be used in a printing apparatus to form an image in a plurality of colorants, based on originally inputted image data representing the image, is provided. The print data generating apparatus includes a black enabled image data converter... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090237682 - Printer characterization for uv encryption applications: The appearance of a color print viewed under UV illumination is predicted using a target comprising color patches each printed using a known coverage of printer colorant(s). In one case, the target is illuminated using a UV light source and an electronic image of the target is captured using a... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090237687 - Printing apparatus capable of double-side printing: A printing apparatus is provided with a circulating transportation route and capable of performing a double-side print process by printing the main side of a print sheet, reversing the print sheet with the printed main side, and printing the back side of the print sheet. Particularly, the image data blocks... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090237683 - System, color image producing device, color measurement device and color measurement method: A system is disclosed comprising a color image producing device for providing a test pattern on a medium, said test pattern comprising a plurality of color patches, said test pattern having a principal orientation axis under a non-perpendicular angle α with the propagation direction of the medium through said color... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090237738 - Image processing system, image processing method, and storage medium: A color conversion is performed to convert a data of a pixel of black in an object as determined to be a mask into a pixel data of composite black, and convert a data of a pixel of black in an object as not determined to be any mask into... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090237739 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image forming apparatus embeds second class data that is different from sheet to sheet in first class data that is common throughout a printing operation. First and second unfolding sections unfold the first and second class data to image data. An image carrying body image examination section compares image... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090237740 - Method for obtaining correction values and liquid ejecting apparatus: A method for obtaining correction values, includes: forming, on a medium, a correction pattern in which a plurality of dot rows extending along a predetermined direction are lined up in a direction intersecting the predetermined direction; obtaining a correction-pattern reading density of each of the dot rows of the correction... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090237741 - Image forming apparatus, maintenance management method of the same, and storage medium for storing program thereof: An image forming apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine an abnormal state of the image forming apparatus, a storage unit configured to store information indicating a state of the image forming apparatus, and a plurality of output units configured to output the stored information by different output methods.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090237742 - Interface circuit for utilizing a facsimile machine to a pc as a scanner or printer: Apparatus for interfacing a conventional facsimile machine with a PC enabling the use of the facsimile machine as a scanner or printer. A first switch assembly selectively couples the PC modem and facsimile machine either to independent telephone lines in a normal mode or to one another in a scan... Agent: Marvin J. Nachman

20090237744 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, image forming method, control program for eliminating conveyance failure, and information recording medium having recorded thereon control program for eliminating conveyance failure: An image forming apparatus is disclosed that forms an image based on a control signal from an image processing controlling unit that processes input image information into image data. The apparatus includes a carriage that moves in a main scanning direction in accordance with the control signal; a conveyance unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237743 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: When data of large capacity compared with the capacity of a recording medium used for storing a backup is divided into sections of data and backed up on recording media, a unit configured to divide data and generate sections of the data in order to record the data on recording... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090237745 - Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, image reading method, and image forming method: During a sheet-through operation, for a first original, a shading operation is performed to acquire white data and a light-quantity measuring operation is performed to acquire a reference value. For subsequent originals, only the light-quantity measuring operation is performed to acquire a subsequent light quantity. If the reference value and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090237748 - Document reader: A document reader includes an image sensor. The image sensor is movable in a secondary scanning direction and rotatable about a rotational axis extending in a primary scanning direction, and obtains image information from a region facing a light-receiving surface. Rotation of the image sensor is controlled based on distance... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090237749 - Dynamic set-point servo control: A method and system for controlling a scanning system for a paper machine is disclosed. The scanning system includes a first scanner having a first sensor head and a second scanner having a second sensor head and positioned downstream of the first scanner. Proportional integral derivative control maintains the first... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6

20090237747 - Image reader, light guide used for the same, and method of making light guide: An elongate light guide includes a light incident portion provided at an end in the longitudinal direction of the guide, a light reflecting portion extending in the longitudinal direction, a light emitting portion extending in the longitudinal direction for emitting linear light, and a scatterer for scattering the light entering... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090237746 - Ros deskew mechanism: The inboard mount is an elongated bar extending beyond the height of the ROS unit. This elongated bar has hinged portions on both its top and bottom connections to the ROS unit. The outboard mount has a ball bearing or sphere configuration. This configuration and the inboard mount enable the... Agent: James J. Ralabate

20090237750 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a plurality of light sources to illuminate a document; an illumination optical system to guide light to a reading target area having a length and a width; a document illuminating device to illuminate the entire document; an image forming optical system to form an image... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090237751 - Document size detector: A document size detector sets an amount of light to be emitted from a light source for document size detection in accordance with the amount of disturbance light detected by the CCD, switches on the light source so as to make the light source emit the set amount of light,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090237754 - Automatic document feeder and image reading device: There is provided an automatic document feeder, comprising: a document tray; an output tray; a first rotating body that ejects the document to the output tray; a second rotating body that ejects the document to the output tray; a reversing mechanism that reverses a carrying direction of the document which... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090237752 - Front feed document imaging device input tray: The invention claimed is a novel front feed document imaging device input tray which accommodates varying types and widths of media by providing front feed capability in a single tray attachment, and which tray can pivot out of the way of the document path by virtue of torsion springs when... Agent: Diane Van Os

20090237753 - Office machine with both platform-type scanning mode and feeder-type scanning mode: An office machine with both platform-type scanning mode and feeder-type scanning mode. The office machine includes a reciprocally movable scanning module arranged on upper side of the office machine for scanning documents placed on a platform. The office machine further includes a sheet-feeding path positioned under a bed. The sheet-feeding... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090237755 - Device, apparatus, and method of controlling optical scanning device: A device, apparatus, and method of controlling operation of scanning performed by an optical scanning device are disclosed such that the color images are not shifted in the sub-scanning direction even when thinning processing is performed.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090237756 - Image processing device and image forming device: An image processing device provided with an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires invisible image data of an invisible image subject to forming on a recording medium with invisible coloring material and acquires source image data of a source image subject to forming on the recording... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090237757 - Image-processing system: An image-processing system for printing an image based on original image data. The storing unit stores at least one look-up table in association with at least one printing condition. The at least one look-up table is used to convert a color value in original image data into a limited color... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

  
09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090231607 - Cable label forming apparatus, tape printing apparatus, method of forming cable label for cable label forming apparatus and program: Provided herein is a cable label forming apparatus having an edit screen display device, a selection candidate display instructing device, and a selection candidate display device. The selection candidate display device displays a last selected candidate among the plurality of selection candidates on a priority basis in a normal edit... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090231608 - Label creating apparatus, method for controlling label creating apparatus and computer program: Provided herein is a label creating apparatus including: a memory unit to associate and memory a first character or graphic with a second character or graphic that has a pairwise relationship with the first character or graphic; an input unit to allow inputting the first character or graphic; a display... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090231611 - Apparatus, method and program for receiving printing orders: A print order can be placed easily by use of a printing order reception apparatus. A printing order reception apparatus 1 has slots 3A to 3F for inserting therein various types of recording media and a digital camera including a recording medium. The slot 3A for the digital camera has... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20090231610 - Arranging print jobs for perfect bound imposition: A method for arranging print job pages for printing by a digital printer and finished in a prefect bound manner including preparing the print job pages (20) into a form ready for consumption by a digital printer. A first portion of the pages for volume printing (15) and a second... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090231622 - Data transmission method and communication control apparatus: A data transmission apparatus transmits first and second data to transmission destinations, respectively. Upon completion of transmission of the second data, the data transmission apparatus instructs the transmission destination of the first data to confirm transmission processing of the first data that is transmitted before the second data is transmitted.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090231621 - Electronic device system and control method in electronic device system: A printer system 100 includes a printer 10, a winding device 30, a color meter 41, and a color measurement driving device 80. A host communication section 81 of the printer is communicably connected to device communication sections 82 to 84 of the devices 30, 41, and 80. In the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090231618 - Image forming apparatus, setting operation support method and setting operation support program: p

20090231624 - Image input-output apparatus and method, and job event-recording system: An image input-output apparatus capable of recording information enabling events of image data items output by output jobs to be tracked, while suppressing load on a network and a server. If an executed job is an output job, a job event of the output job is recorded in association with... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090231613 - Image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image processing apparatus that can be connected to a printer includes: an image data storage unit that stores image data of a first data format which can be printed by the printer and image data of a second data format which cannot be printed by the printer; a print... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090231614 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a timing signal generation unit, a delay time information output unit, and a drive unit. The timing signal generation unit generates a timing signal showing timing at which an image forming unit is driven to form an image on a recording medium that is transported... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090231612 - Image processing system and backup method for image processing apparatus: Each of a plurality of image processing apparatuses includes a module storing unit that stores therein a registered function module and a backup unit that backs up the stored function module and restores a function module based on backup data of the function module. An external storage device stores therein... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090231617 - Information processing method, printing apparatus, and computer-readable medium: Print data is generated to form an image on a printing medium by superposing a plurality of types of printing materials in some or all pixels of an output image in an order complying with the intensities of the light scattering characteristics of the plurality of types of printing materials.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231615 - Job processing system, server apparatus, information processing apparatus, and job processing method: An information processing apparatus transmits photographic data of a job operator and identification information of the job operator to a server apparatus. The server apparatus calculates a matching rate for each piece of identification information based on a comparison between photographic data registered beforehand in a storage device and the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090231616 - Method and converter unit to transfer control information between at least two processing units of a printing or copying system: In a converter unit to convert control information to be transferred between at least first and second processing units of a printing or copying system, at least one first data interface is provided according to a first interface standard for exchange of control information between the converter unit and at... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090231620 - Printing of printing job saved in image forming apparatus with changed print format: A job ticket included in a received printing job is analyzed to determine a processing method. The job ticket specifies a print format and the processing method used to output data for printing. When the processing method is determined to be a printing and saving process, the data is outputted... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231623 - Processing system and processing method for processing system: When color measurement is performed, a printer driver of a host apparatus 150 transmits a job start command “JS” to a printer 10, then performs printing instruction (print data transmission for color measurement printing), color measurement instruction, reception of a color measurement result (color measurement data) from a color measuring... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090231625 - Sending apparatus, receiving apparatus, control method of these apparatuses, and storage medium: A sending apparatus transmits a call to a receiving apparatus to send image data. If a response from the receiving apparatus to the call indicates that the receiving apparatus is in a non-receivable status, the sending apparatus secures a communication channel for sending the image data to the receiving apparatus... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090231609 - Smarter printing: A print log is provided that stores first print jobs that have been used for printing and that include first settings. A print queue is provided that stores second print jobs that have not been used for printing and that include second settings. First settings from a selected print job... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090231619 - System, apparatus, and method for outputting authentication job: An authentication output apparatus, connected to a job storage device for communication, performs an output operation for outputting an authentication output job and a standard output job. The job storage device stores the authentication output job. The authentication output apparatus performs the output operation by reading from the job storage... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090231627 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, computer program for image processing: An image processing apparatus includes a size relationship determining unit that determines a size relationship between a size in a target image and an actual size and a face area detecting unit that detects a face area of the target image that includes at least a partial image of a... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090231628 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, computer program for image processing: An image processing apparatus. A size relationship determining unit determines a size relationship between a size in a target image and an actual size. A face area detecting unit detects a face area of the target image that includes at least a partial image of a face of a person.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090231626 - Information processing apparatus, recording method, and computer-readable storage medium: A recording method includes providing setting of recording with a special-color recording material in a designated region of a sheet; determining whether the designated region with the special-color recording material setting is a region in which printing is performed; recording the special-color recording material to the designated region determined such... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090231599 - Automatic trimming of image data: Image production record information related to image data is used to determine whether or not to execute a trimming process. Exposure program data and photograph scene data or subject area information, etc., are used as the image production record information.... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090231598 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: A user sets up an original on a document reading device and inputs an operation mode [M] and magnification [Z] associated with magnification distribution, other setups, and a command for starting an application to be used using an operation display device. The information input by the user is informed to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090231600 - Image forming apparatus, control method of image forming apparatus, control program of image forming apparatus, and print medium: When a wireless IC tag in which information on a print area of a medium is recorded is provided in the medium, an image forming apparatus which forms an image on the medium by inputting the image includes: a wireless IC tag reader which reads information recorded in the wireless... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090231602 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus that includes a storage component, sending components, receiving components, driving components, a detecting component and a sending control component is provided. The driving components are provided to correspond to each of the receiving components and each of the image forming components. Each driving component drives the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090231601 - Image processing apparatus, printer, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus is disclosed that includes an image processing part configured to perform image processing for causing a printer to print document data, the printer having a nozzle head having a first nozzle group and a second nozzle group, the first nozzle group having multiple K nozzles and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090231603 - Apparatus, system, and method of communication: An apparatus, method, and system of determining which one of monochrome image data and color image data is desired according to a user instruction, and sending the image data in the desired format.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090231605 - Electronic device system and control method of electronic device system: the second printer driver 89 in the printer 10 converts the value in the command from the logical coordinate system to a real coordinate system, incorporates the command with the value of the real coordinate system specified into print data, and transmits print data to the color measurement driving device... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090231604 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus having an image forming unit forming a gradation image includes density detection, gradation correction, and mechanism control units. The density detection unit detects gradation image density. The gradation correction control unit controls a change of gradation characteristic. The mechanism control unit controls the image forming unit... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090231606 - Method and apparatus for image forming and computer program product: An image forming apparatus capable of minimizing degradation in density correction as a part of skew correction includes a noise-occurrence determining unit, a correction-target-pixel selecting unit, a density correcting unit, and a phase correcting unit. When the noise-occurrence determining unit determines that noise would appear, the density correcting unit performs... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090231629 - Threshold matrix generation method, halftone image generation method, and halftone image generating apparatus: Each of moire elements which are repeat elements of first-order moire appearing by overlaying halftone images of first and second color components is positioned at one of candidate positions arranged at a moire pitch Pm in first and second moire directions orthogonal to each other. In a matrix area of... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090231630 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An output image forming unit generates a print image based on an input image. A partial region image forming unit specifies an image region, which is not to be printed when the print image is printed on a print sheet, and generates region information indicating a region obtained by merging... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231631 - Method for forming the separating lines of a photovoltaic module with series-connected cells: For forming the separating lines, (5, 6, 7) which are produced in the functional layers (2, 3, 4) deposited on a transparent substrate (1) during manufacture of a photo-voltaic module with series-connected cells (C1, C2, . . . ), at least one laser scanner (8) is used whose laser beam... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.

20090231632 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A detecting unit detects output-prohibit area information indicating an output-prohibit area from image data. An identifying unit identifies the output-prohibit area in the image data based on the output-prohibit area information detected by the detecting unit. A masking unit performs a masking on the output-prohibit area identified by the identifying... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090231633 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium storing image processing program: An image processing apparatus is disclosed. In the image processing apparatus, when preview images and/or thumbnail images of image data of plural documents read by a scanner section are formed, a preview image and/or a thumbnail image of the image data of a document is formed before the scanner section... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090231634 - Image drawing apparatus and method: In an image drawing apparatus which performs N-tuple image drawing, an image drawing head is mounted so that the pixel column direction of two-dimensionally arranged usable pixels and a scan direction of the image drawing head with respect to an image drawing surface form a predetermined set inclination angle. A... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090231638 - Image reading apparatus and image reading method: An image reading apparatus having a memory to store therein image data acquired by reading an original is provided. In a regular reading mode, the memory is divided into a first buffer that stores therein first image data of an image of a first side of the original and a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090231636 - Image scanning unit: An image scanning unit includes a translucent member, a transport unit, and a scan device. The translucent member has a flat face on which a document is contactingly transported by the transport unit while contacting the document against the translucent member. The scan device scans image information of the document... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090231635 - Scanner: A scanner includes: an image data input unit to which an image data from a generating source is inputted; a generating source identification unit configured to identify the generating source of the image data inputted to the image data input unit; a selection unit configured to select an image forming... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090231637 - System and method for scanning/accumulating image, and computer program product: An image scanning/accumulating system including an information issuing unit that acquires image data; and an information managing unit that includes an image-data database for storing therein the image data acquired by the information issuing unit, and manages the image data. The information managing unit includes a task-information database, and manages... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090231639 - Image processor, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processor includes a control unit, wherein the control unit includes an image obtaining unit that obtains an image including a document area corresponding to a document read by an image reader, an edge coordinate detecting unit that detects coordinate values of edge candidate pixels, a tilt calculating unit... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090231640 - Image reading apparatus and light source: An image reading apparatus for reading an original document including: a light source including a sheet-shaped light-emitting section which comprises an electroluminescence element, the light emitting section being configured to have a folded plane folded inward or a concave curved surface, and a light emitting surface being arranged inside the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090231641 - Image reading apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image reading apparatus includes a reading system having a plurality of line sensors extending in a main-scan direction, an imaging optical system for imaging, on the line sensors, imagewise information of an original surface, the imaging optical system including at least one anamorphic optical surface having different powers in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090231642 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a document loading tray that loads a document; a document transport path that transports the document; an image reading unit that is disposed in the document transport path and reads an image of the document; a document output tray into which the document that has... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090231643 - Scanning device: A scanning device scans both sides of a document. The document is fed between a first image sensor module and a second image sensor module. The second image sensor module is moved with respect to the first image sensor module so that a separation distance between the second image sensor... Agent: Douglas L Weller

20090231644 - Calibration system, calibrating method, and correction processing program: In a calibration system for conducting calibration by using a patch sheet produced on the basis of data to form measurement patches with respective different densities arranged in a predetermined direction and reference patches with a constant density arranged in the vicinity of the measurement patches for each color toner,... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090231645 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device includes a determining unit that determines whether an intermediate parameter that is newly computed by an intermediate parameter computing unit or an intermediate parameter that is previously stored in an intermediate parameter storing unit is to be supplied to a color correcting unit depending upon an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090231646 - Color processor, computer readable medium and color processing method: The color processor is provided with: a conversion source color data acquiring part for acquiring conversion source color datasets in a first color space; a gamut storage for storing a gamut; a determining part for determining whether or not each of the conversion source color datasets exists in the gamut;... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090231647 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives a display request for displaying a preview image of gradation-processed image data, and a preview magnification indicative of a display magnification of the preview image. An image processing unit performs a first magnification-altering process on the gradation-processed image data performs... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

  
09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090225344 - Automated systems and methods for prepress workflow processing: Methods and systems for adaptively deferring prepress operations are disclosed. A prepress workflow system may analyze a workflow to determine whether the performance of one or more prepress operations in the workflow can be deferred to a printing device. A deferred operations ticket may be stored corresponding to the workflow.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090225345 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus for outputting a document including a data group containing plural data items is disclosed that includes a storing part configured to store document definition data in which a document kind information is defined in correspondence with an output pattern information, the output pattern information including an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090225346 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof, and computer-readable storage medium: An information processing apparatus that customizes a printer driver includes a reading unit configured to read a printer driver set for installing the printer driver, a setting unit configured to set limitation information that imposes a limit on setting information which is set when the printer driver included in the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225348 - Image forming apparatus giving notification of error in apparatus to develop user and service person's awareness: When an error of an image forming apparatus is detected and power conduction is shut off with the error not rectified, information indicating occurrence of the error in the image forming apparatus is displayed on an electronic paper. Thus, an image forming apparatus that can notify the user and service... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225347 - Purging of print jobs from a print data path: A print controller and associated methods of purging a print data path are disclosed. A print controller comprises a job storage system that receives and stores print jobs, and a print data path, which includes components operable to process print jobs, from the job storage system to print engines. The... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090225349 - Copying apparatus, copying system, control method thereof, and control program thereof: A PC registers in advance PC-assistant copying functions which can be provided by the printer driver for a MFP. The MFP presents, to the user, copying functions including the registered functions. Upon reception of a copy instruction, the MFP determines whether selected functions include a PC-assisted copying function. If the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225361 - Electronic equipment system, electronic equipment, and optional apparatus: In a case where a select communication with an apparatus main body is performed, an option side controller selected by a select signal determines whether a command-save-bit is true or not. In a case where the command-save-bit is not true, the option side controller executes a processing in accordance with... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090225362 - File editing apparatus, file editing method and file editing program: There is described a file editing apparatus, a file editing method and a file editing program, each of which makes it possible not only for the user to edit an XPS file easily and conveniently, but also for plural users, respectively located at different sites, to issue instructions for editing... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090225357 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided, in which communication history that may change in a sleep mode is updated and displayed, whereby state of data communication in the sleep mode can be grasped. Even if the image forming apparatus as a whole is stopped, power is supplied only to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225368 - Image forming apparatus and method for outputting information of the image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a communication section configured to communicate with an external storage device which has a storage section that stores designated information for at least designating information which is output from an apparatus, an operation state information storage section configured to store operation state information representing an... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090225363 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: Provided is an image forming apparatus including: a print unit; an instruction unit for giving an instruction to start a printing operation; and a print control unit for controlling the printing operation according to the instruction to start the printing operation from the instruction unit, in which, when there is... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225356 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and image forming method: In an image forming apparatus that receives print data from an external device and prints out the print data in response to a print command, a searching unit that searches, when new print data is received from the external device, a storage unit storing therein the print data that includes... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090225358 - Image forming system, image transmitting apparatus, image data processing method, program, and storage medium: An image forming system includes an image transmitting apparatus which transmits generated image data to a designated transmission destination, and an image receiving apparatus which executes processing for the received image data. The image transmitting apparatus includes a designation unit which accepts designation of an image receiving apparatus serving as... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225359 - Image processing apparatus: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus that can perform multiple types of image formation in a single job and reliably prevent post-processed printed matter (recording sheets) from falling off a tray. The image processing apparatus 1 is provided with a post-processing section 5 that performs stapling processing based... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090225367 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a switching unit to switch images output to the display apparatus, a storage unit to store image specifying information to specify the multiple images to be printed and the number of copies information specifying the number of copies to be printed, and an output unit... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225365 - Information processing apparatus, image processing apparatus, method for controlling information processing apparatus, method for controlling image processing apparatus, and program: An information processing apparatus includes a first storage unit configured to store a plurality of part formats and a form format, a second storage unit configured to store role-visualizing format correspondence information, a determination unit configured to, in response to an instruction for outputting a form corresponding to the form... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225360 - Information processing apparatus, servers,data processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An information processing apparatus that monitors a system in which a plurality of servers shares job information stored in the storage device, includes a determination unit configured to determine whether each server has updated the job information stored by the server in the storage device; and a deletion unit configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225352 - Information processing system, information processor, and terminal device: An information processing system facilitates an operation performed on an information processor when data is to be transmitted from the information processor to a terminal device, and an information processor and a terminal device that can be used for the information processing system are provided.... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090225364 - Job processing system, control method and recording medium: A method for controlling a job processing system for causing a job processing unit to execute a job, including performing a plurality of priority functions, which cause the job processing unit to execute a job in priority to a job being executed and/or waiting to be executed, and collectively inhibiting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225351 - Methods for managing digital images and systems thereof: A method, computer readable medium, and system that manages one or more captured images includes automatically receiving one or more images and at least one identifier from an image capture device. The received images with the associated identifier are stored and one or more hardcopies of one or more of... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090225350 - Page level recovery on print jobs for production printing systems: A print controller and associated methods of performing recovery processes responsive to a redrive event (i.e., print setting changes/hardware errors) are disclosed. A print controller in one embodiment comprises a job storage system that receives and stores print jobs from host systems, and a print data path from the job... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090225366 - Print-item setting server apparatus, print-item setting method, and computer program product: A print server receives a transmission request and a printer ID from a client device, acquires print function information corresponding to the printer ID from print-function information DBs, and acquires function restriction information from a function-restriction information DB of a printer control server. The print server then generates setting screen... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090225353 - Printer driver, image forming apparatus and print controlling method: There is described an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to prevent a final print product from getting its appearance worse due to such a drawback that a reference mark still remains on the final print product. The apparatus includes: a setting section to make the display section display... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090225355 - Printing apparatus and printing control method: A first transmitting unit transmits print hold information to other printing apparatus connected on a downstream side in a data transmitting direction. A second transmitting unit transmits printing data from a host apparatus to the other printing apparatus. A third transmitting unit transmits page deletion information to the other printing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090225354 - Printing system, printing device, host apparatus, and computer program product: A printing system includes a host apparatus and two or more printer devices connected to each other via a network. The host device sends print data to the printer devices. If a network disconnection occurs while the host device is sending the print data to the printer devices, the printing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090225369 - Page parallel rip and cache tuning for page description languages: What is provided are a system and method for print/copy job environments utilizing a page description language (PDL). In one embodiment, an input PDL stream describing embedded objects in a job is received and parsed. Reusable document components (RDCs) are identified. A determination is made as to how many placements... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090225342 - Image forming apparatus: When image adjustment is performed, patterns are formed under an image formation condition within a range in which a problem does not occur in registration adjustment. Formed patterns are detected and the registration adjustment is performed. After the registration adjustment is performed and the charge amount of a developer becomes... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090225338 - Image printing device and method for controlling image printing device: An image printing device configured to be directly connected to an image recording device into and from which a recording medium may be loaded and removed, respectively, and to print an image represented by a plurality of image data to be printed recorded on the recording medium, is provided. The... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090225340 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus is provided that can adjust an output profile used for color matching in output devices. The image processing apparatus comprises: a unit to convert a target value of a device-independent color space into a value of a device-dependent color space; a unit to create a color... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225335 - Image processing device, image forming device and image processing method: An image processing device that outputs a raster image to an image forming unit that forms an image at a first resolution based on the raster image, generates a raster image at a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution; inspects pixels of the generated raster image having... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090225339 - Image processing system, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: To provide an image processing system, an image processing apparatus, and an image processing method capable of realizing the optimum color matching between apparatuses according to various situations (the use case or the type of image) in printing one job in a plurality of image forming apparatuses. In the present... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225336 - Method and device for processing a print data flow for producing multicolor printed images using a high performance printing system: In a method/device for preparing a print data stream for generation of print images with at least two primary colors, the print data contained in an input print data stream are supplied to a processing stage as input print data. The input print data are processed with the processing stage... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20090225337 - Print data generating device, method to generate print data, and computer usable medium therefor: A print data generating apparatus to generate print data based on inputted image data representing an image is provided. The print data generating apparatus includes a white data generating unit to generate white data, which indicates color scale values of white being used in the image, a white outline pixel... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090225343 - Printing apparatus and method for controlling printing apparatus: A method for controlling a printing apparatus includes holding a plurality of jobs including a cover job having print data for a cover and a content job having print data for content, which are used in bookbinding processing, and performing control for displaying, on a display, a correspondence relationship between... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225334 - Printing of color print data as color image or as black-and-white image: System, apparatus and method for printing color image print data selectably as a color image or as a black-and-white image are described.... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090225341 - Test chart and color calibration method: There is provided a test chart used for a color calibration for correcting gradation. The test chart includes a plurality of rectangular patches respectively corresponding to each gradation for each color, and the plurality of patches having different colors are aligned in the order so that the colors whose hues... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090225370 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image forming apparatus, program, and recording medium: An image processing apparatus is provided that restrains image quality deterioration of image data read with a resolution in a sub-scanning direction set lower than a resolution in a main scanning direction from a document containing text, halftone photographs, line drawings, photographs, etc. An image processing apparatus performs the tone... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090225371 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: To provide an image processing apparatus for making the halftone processing that can suppress a periodic pattern by periodically changing the correction amount while suppressing a dispersion in the area of each dot at a low computation cost.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225372 - Image processing device and image processing method: The present invention provides an image processing device which is capable of avoiding disappearance of print data such as thin lines by increasing probability in which an original image is stored even after resolution conversion processing is executed to a binary image. In order to achieve this, the present invention... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090225373 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: A reference area is extracted from image data, and from the pixels included in the reference area, extracted are a plurality of small sections in which pixels are arranged so as to be symmetrical with respect to the center pixel of the reference area in the horizontal and vertical directions,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225374 - Screen display control device: Provided is a screen display control device including: a compression unit which compresses image data; a rewritable video memory in which the data compressed by the compression unit of image data of one frame including line data (Y (Y: natural number) pixels/one line) of X (X: natural number) lines is... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090225375 - Cabling apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus: There is provided a cabling apparatus comprising, a cable connecting a first unit and a second unit which turns around a turning axial line of a hinge portion with respect to the first unit via the hinge portion, a cable guide portion, which guides the cable, in which the cable... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090225376 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a reciprocal movement unit that reciprocally moves a carriage; a position sensor that detects a location of the carriage; a conveyance unit that conveys a recording medium in a sub-scan direction; an edge detection sensor that detects an edge... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090225377 - Image reading apparatus and light source arrangement method: The image reading apparatus is provided with: a light source that is provided with a light-emitting face emitting light to a document, that has a width, and that is formed in a lengthy shape; and a light receiving part that receives light emitted from the light source and reflected from... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090225378 - Image processing apparatus, original document scanning apparatus, and color/monochrome determining method: An image processing apparatus including a data analyzing unit includes an input unit and a color/monochrome determining unit. The input unit inputs image data that is obtained by scanning an original document through a CCD having a plurality of lines that can scan color documents. The color/monochrome determining unit determines... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP

20090225379 - Printing method, printing apparatus, corresponding table creating method and programs: A method for printing an image includes: generating a third table in which a second table, indicating a relationship between one of a plurality of brightness values and an amount of ink of an achromatic color for representing the one of the brightness values, is embedded in the first table,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20090219550 - Interface for building a print container: A method is provided for creating a print container with a series of resident fixed documents. The method opens a user interface (UI). Using the UI, a first plurality of elements stored in memory is selected and a print container is created. The print container preserves a second plurality of... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc. C/o Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski

20090219551 - Tape printing apparatus, data processing method for tape printing apparatus, printing system, data processing method for printing system, computer program and storage medium: Basic image data serving as a source of print image data is stored. The loading of a special tape is detected when the print image based on the print image data is printed on the special tape having a particular non-printing area. The print image data is generated and then... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090219558 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A digital multifunction peripheral has a copy mode for printing an image scanned by a scanner on a sheet using a printer, a network scan mode for transmitting the image scanned by the scanner to an external apparatus through a network interface, and a facsimile mode for transmitting by facsimile... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090219557 - Method and system for simulating the operation of an image conversion device: A method is provided for simulating the function of an image conversion device, comprising steps of reading input image data, recording the physical transformations of the base elements in at least one process step, emulating a predetermined number of processes, recording the final states of the base elements, collecting the... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl

20090219556 - Paper document processing apparatus, paper document processing method, and computer readable medium: A paper document processing apparatus includes: a document image acceptance unit that accepts an image acquired; a document image recording unit that records a document image in a storage; an attribute information acquisition unit that acquires attribute information based on the document image; an acquisition result evaluation unit that evaluates... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090219560 - Image forming apparatus, hardware self-diagnosing method, and hardware self-diagnosing program: A hardware self-diagnosing method for performing a hardware self-diagnosis of an image forming apparatus includes reading a set value stored in a memory unit of the image forming apparatus; performing the hardware self-diagnosis of the image forming apparatus in a detailed diagnosis mode at intervals determined by the set value... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090219561 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus reads an original to which a restriction item such as copy restriction is embed to input image data. The image processing apparatus restricts an image processing on the input image data which involves a loss of the embedded information on the restriction item to maintain a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090219559 - Unit using os and image forming apparatus using the same: A chip mountable on a customer replaceable unit monitory (CRUM) unit used in an image forming job includes a central processing unit (CPU) to perform cryptographic data communication with a main body of an image forming apparatus, using an operating system (OS) of the CPU. The security of a unit... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090219563 - Automated print-related workflow: An automated print prepress workflow, including a memory; a processor communicating with the memory; and a job ticket stored in the memory, is provided. The job ticket includes a plurality of print job related parameters and a set of print job related information. The workflow further includes a conditional branching... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20090219562 - Data processing apparatus, control method thereof and program: A data processing apparatus that can flexibly deal with various needs of a user while effectively utilizing a memory unit thereof that can store a plurality of data. The data processing apparatus, which is equipped with a memory unit capable of storing data, executes processing of transmitting the data of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090219565 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus for receiving data from a host device to print on a print medium includes a termination code string comparison table for storing a detection termination code string to detect a termination code string from the data; and a reception control unit for detecting a candidate of... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20090219572 - Image forming apparatus and information processing method: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store attribute information about a job executed on the image forming apparatus, a detection unit configured to detect a jam that has occurred on the image forming apparatus, and a generation unit configured to generate a test job in which... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090219566 - Image forming apparatus, security control method and security processing program: A method of security control in an image forming apparatus that carries out print processing based on XPS data, which includes, at least, a first step of decompressing compressed XPS data in a secondary storage device (for example, an HDD), a second step of converting the decompressed XPS data into... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090219567 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus for receiving a plurality of images, saving the plurality of images, and executing image processing includes an identifying unit for identifying a first image and a second image from the plurality of the images, an image recognizing unit for recognizing information on the second image from... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090219569 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method: An information processing apparatus including a packet processing unit configured to process a packet includes a transfer unit configured to transfer the packet processing unit to another information processing apparatus when the information processing apparatus shifts to a power saving state, and an apparatus information transfer unit configured to transfer... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090219564 - Method of imputting, archiving, consulting, and transmitting a document to a recipient by means of a camera: The method according to the invention comprises the capture and storage of an image of a document with the aid of a camera possibly integrated into a communication terminal, with transfer of the image into the memory of the terminal, the transmission by the terminal, to a server, of the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090219568 - Network system, method and apparatus for processing information, and control program: Property information of a driver is newly set or updated via a simple operation on a network. First, property information is created. When a driver is installed or updated, the created property information associated with the driver is transmitted from a server device to a client device, which in turn... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090219575 - Preparation of aggregate jobs for production: System and method for automated scheduling and creation of gang shells specifying gangs of individual jobs for production to be created and produced in the future. Individual jobs and related production parameters and order information are retained electronically in a database of pending jobs awaiting production. Based on production capacity... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20090219571 - Print job control apparatus, print job control method, and computer-readable storage medium storing a program thereof: There is provided a print job control apparatus including an acquiring unit configured to acquire post-processing function information of a digital printing apparatus, a determination unit configured to reference the post-processing function information and the print job, and determine to use either a post-processing function of the digital printing apparatus... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090219570 - Printing apparatus: The present invention provides a printing apparatus that enables sender to know which file is printable, and which file is unprintable when plural files are attached in a receiving mail and two kinds of printable and unprintable files intermingle in the plural files. The printing apparatus which can print the... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090219573 - System and method for providing computer-based postage stamps: The present invention provides for the creation of computer-based postage that may be used in a manner similar to standard postage issued by the USPS. In a presently preferred embodiment, the intended address of the recipient need not be verified at the time the postage is created. Rather the postage... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20090219574 - System and method for the preparation of identification cards utilizing a self-service identification card station: A self-service identification card station is disclosed providing a method for creating, customizing, and dispensing identification cards utilizing information provided by a purchaser about the intended identification card recipient. A purchaser may customize the identification card with the information the purchaser would like to include on the identification card. The... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone

20090219576 - Image forming apparatus, print control method and control program: An image forming apparatus is equipped with at least a first analyzing section to analyze first print setting information included in the print data and described outside the main body of the document data, a second analyzing section to analyze second print setting information included in the main body of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090219552 - Apparatus for carrying a printing medium, printer that has the apparatus, method for carrying a printing medium and printer: As one embodiment to which the present invention is applied, an apparatus for carrying a printing medium includes: (A) a transport roller that transports the printing medium, (B) a motor for rotating the transport roller, (C) a detector that detects a transport amount of the printing medium transported by rotation... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090219555 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store, in a storage device, print setting information including a hierarchical structure of a document and a print attribute associated with a hierarchical level of the document, and a setting unit configured to, when the print attribute in the print... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090219554 - Method of generating printing color profiles for color managed reproduction of color prints with transparent layer: The invention relates to a method of generating a printing color profile for printing a printing image with a digital color printing machine, in particular a multi-color printing machine, preferably an electrophotographically operating printing machine. A transparent layer on top of a multi colorant printed image is taken into consideration... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090219553 - Printing medium conveying apparatus and printing medium conveying method: A printing medium conveying technique is disclosed for moving a printing medium in a sub scanning direction. The technique involves controlling the moving of the printing medium through feedback control using a speed profile. The speed profile includes an accelerating region, a constant speed region, a decelerating region, a constant... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090219577 - Multi-level halftoning providing reduced error diffusion artifacts: A method for multi-level error diffusion halftoning an input digital image to form an output digital image with reduced error diffusion texture contouring artifacts which includes modifying the input pixel values for a fraction of the input pixels using a periodic dither signal, where the fraction is a function of... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

20090219578 - Apparatus and method to revise halftone image, and image forming apparatus using the same: A halftone revision apparatus includes a screening unit to screen an input image, and a revision unit to detect edge pixels in the input image, and to add a dot to a detected edge pixel according to a number of white pixels adjacent to the detected edge pixel. Therefore, edges... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20090219579 - Image reading device, apparatus, and method: An image reading device reads a document using a plurality of reading modes including a sheet-through reading mode for reading a document at a fixed reading position while the document is automatically fed. The image reading device includes a first resolution changer, a second resolution changer, and a resolution setting... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090219583 - Image reading apparatus and image reading system: An image forming apparatus and an image forming system are supplied capable of performing read process based on different read conditions with respect to read ranges without repeating to scan manuscript. In the image reading apparatus for reading an image from medium, an inputting section inputs respective range information for... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090219581 - Image reading device, image forming device, and image reading method: An image reading device includes a light source part in which plural point light sources are arrayed in parallel to a main scanning direction, a line sensor part in which plural light quantity sensors are arrayed in parallel to the main scanning direction, a reduction optical system containing a lens... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090219582 - Optical scanning apparatus, image-reading apparatus and image-forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus has: a deflection unit that scans beams emitted from a plurality of laser light sources; an imaging unit having one or more optical elements for imaging beams scanned by the deflection unit; and a supporting unit having a higher rigidity than a rigidity of the imaging... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090219580 - Scanning system with real-time display unit: A scanning system with display system including a scanning module mounted in a body, such that the scanning module scans in a capture zone to capture an archival image of said capture zone. One or more image capture modules mounted in the body in fixed relation to the capture zone... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20090219584 - Method and system for controlling led illumination in an imaging device: The present subject matter relates to methods and systems for scanning documents, wherein the on and off times of an LED light source are controlled proportionally to the line sync rate of the scanner, allowing the gain value applied to an image sensor output to be fixed, and thereby eliminating... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090219585 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: Provided is an image reading apparatus including: a document holding section for holding a document; and a carriage which moves with respect to the document holding section, the carriage including: a rod-like light source for irradiating the document with light; a light source mounting base for supporting the light source;... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090219586 - Linear light source device, and image reading device and planar display device using the linear light source device: A light guide member (120) includes a columnar main body (130) of a predetermined length, which is made of a transparent material and has a substantially uniform cross section. A first end (121) and a second end are provided at respective ends of the main body (130), and LED elements... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090219587 - Scanner and homing method of scanning module thereof: A scanner including a casing, a scanning platform, a scanning module and a positioning plate is provided. The scanning platform is embedded in the casing and exposes a surface to carry a to-be-scanned document. The scanning module is disposed under the scanning platform. The positioning plate disposed on an inner... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090219588 - Display-integrated image forming apparatus: In one embodiment of the present invention, a display apparatus that has a display screen visible from a back face or a side face of an image forming apparatus is disposed on at least one side face of an image forming apparatus case.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

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