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Facsimile and static presentation processing October categorized by USPTO classification 10/09

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10/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
  
10/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
  
10/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090257075 - Image forming apparatus: When received facsimile data is TSI-transferred, an image forming apparatus selects one box from a table which includes at least one of a box to which a number of a transmission source is assigned as a name and a box to which a part of a number of a transmission... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090257077 - Defect avoidance in digital printing: A method of digital printing in which, upon sensing a defect area in a page image in the marking process or on the printed media, the page image is reconfigured to rotate, translate, change print jobs, or reduce the number of pages printed concurrently to avoid the defect area and... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090257078 - Image forming device, image forming method, and image forming program: An image forming device which is arranged to execute an authentication print job. The image forming device includes: a communication interface unit which receives print data; a job data holding unit which holds job data for the an authentication print job based on the print data; a job execution unit... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090257079 - Information processing apparatus and method and computer-readable storage medium thereof: An information processing method of an information processing apparatus that receives a job ticket, includes performing a function according to the job ticket, and determining whether a notification that the process has normally ended is received. In one embodiment, if it is determined that the notification is not received, a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090257076 - Method of document protection: This invention relates to a method for preventing a copy of document, belonging to a technical field of entire copy protection of document. In the prior art, for some important documents, specially the secret ones, the reproduction of this kind of document is usually prohibited by its owner because of... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090257082 - Capturing, processing, managing, and reporting events of interest in virtual collaboration: A method starts when a print job is received from a workstation. The print job includes an identification of an initial printer. The method ranks the abilities of the available printers to process the print job to identify the best printer for the print job. If the initial printer is... Agent: Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090257083 - Electric apparatus and electric system: An electric apparatus and an electric system comprise: a control panel to accept instructions for operations; and a part to detect and control situations of the operations. The operations, carried out by the electric apparatus and the electric system, are in accordance with the instructions. Furthermore, the electric apparatus and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090257081 - Expected time to collect a print job: A time-to-collect measure is disclosed which may be used in generating a model for predicting an expected time-to-collect for print jobs. In the case of incomplete data, an algorithm recovers an optimal assignment of links between submission and collection events which allows a time to collect to be computed for... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090257085 - Generation of a web page including menu items for web pages: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of Web page generating units each configured to perform processing responsive to an HTTP request and to generate a Web page for displaying information about a result of the processing; a menu information integrating unit configured to acquire from each of the Web... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090257086 - Image forming apparatus and control method therefor: An image forming apparatus that permits alteration of print data during execution of a print job for the print data stored in an external apparatus. Upon generation of an interruption job during execution of the print job for the print data, an MFP suspends the print job. If free space... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090257084 - Image processing method, computer readable recording medium stored with image processing program, and image processing apparatus: A printer controller as an image processing apparatus having a plurality of processing units executes grouping a plurality of objects into one group for overlapping objects one of which overlaps with another object among the overlapping objects, and another group for independent object which does not overlap with another object.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090257090 - Image processing system: The present invention provides a display screen based on a display pattern of an image processing apparatus. Instruction data in which process information representing as a series of processes at least one process performed to document data and UI information for setting execution contents of the processes are described is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090257088 - Image processing system, image processing method and storage medium: According to an embodiment of the present invention, when image data is output from an image forming apparatus, even if the specified sheet feeding unit is changed, an image positional shift function can be utilized. In an image processing apparatus, a factor according to which readjustment may be provided is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090257087 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium for storing program: An information processing apparatus configured to generate a print job to execute bookbinding printing is provided. The information processing apparatus includes an identifying unit configured to identify a position of a pre-printed sheet where a page to be arranged on a background image of the pre-printed sheet is printed at... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090257089 - Method and system for managing print jobs for a shared printer: The present invention provides a method and system for managing print jobs for a shared printer. The system comprises a plurality of computers, a hub and a printer. Each of the computers coupled to the hub store a print control program for generating print jobs and sending the print jobs... Agent: Roger H. Chu

20090257080 - Simplified walk-up print driver installation: An apparatus and method for loading and configuring a print driver onto a PC/workstation such that upon completion the PC/workstation is fully enabled to send print jobs to a printer connected on a network includes a unique methodology which eliminates virtually all of the steps, data entry, and decision points... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson Patent Legal Staff

20090257091 - System and method for disseminating digital images: A method of distributing digital images includes uploading one or more digital image files corresponding to one or more digital images to an interactive kiosk; receiving user input of contact information for one or more third party recipients; and sending notice to the one or more third party recipients that... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20090257070 - Apparatus and method for application and accurate positioning of graphics on a surface: In an embodiment of the invention, there is provided an apparatus for application and accurate positioning of at least one graphic image on a large contoured surface, comprising a flexible-rail positioning system mounted on a portion of the surface on which the graphic image is to be applied, a graphic... Agent: NovatechIPLaw

20090257071 - Method of authenticating a print medium: A method of using a mobile device to authenticate a print medium online before completing printing onto the print medium, the mobile device including processing means, a printhead, a sensor, a transmitter and a receiver, the print medium comprising a laminar substrate, the method comprising the steps of: using the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090257072 - Color lookup table compression: A technique to compress multidimensional color look-up tables by computing an inexpensive fit to the contents of the tables is provided. At each node of the table, the difference between the result of evaluating the fit and the original value at that node are completed. In one form, the parameters... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090257073 - Minimizing visual artifacts in a brick-layer halftone structure: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for minimizing visual artifacts, such as ROS skew and laserbeam bow, in a brick-layer halftone structure. The present method involves determining a line pattern from ROS skew and laserbeam bow profiles which traverses through successive halftone cells displacing pixels along scanlines... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090257074 - Recording material moving device and image forming device: A recording material moving device comprises: a position adjuster that moves a recording material in a direction which is parallel to a recording surface of the recording material and orthogonal to a transporting direction, in an upstream side of a recording position along the transport direction of the recording material;... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090257092 - Storage of stamp information for error diffusion: A method and system for processing image data in an image processing device for a plurality of pixel positions within a plurality of scanlines. The method and system includes storing a starting stamp value and a plurality of delta stamp values for the scanline. The stored values being used to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20090257093 - Image processing apparatus: Described is an image processing apparatuses, which makes it possible to accurately remove a periodicity from a halftone dot pattern included in an image. The apparatus includes: a periodicity pattern analyzing section to acquire periodicity information indicating the periodicity of the halftone dot pattern; a smoothing area determining section to... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090257094 - Image processing device: An image processing device includes an additional image formation unit configured to form an additional image having a first predetermined density. At least a part of the additional image is overlaid with a main image having a second predetermined density, the main image being formed on an image formation medium,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090257095 - Stack flipping document handling system for utilization with printing lazy-portrait formatted documents: A printed sheet handling system and method for use with lazy-portrait narrow-end to narrow-end (LPEE) formatted pages web printed pages to produce document sets includes: a printer to print LPEE formatted paired document pages printed in 1 to N order and face up on a first half of the web... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090257096 - Apparatus with display for converting photographs into digital data: A photo conversion device that includes an upper shell, a lower shell, and a digital camera assembly, which is positioned within an enclosed space created by the combination of the upper shell and the lower shell. The digital camera assembly further includes a camera lens and, an image sensor for... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

20090257097 - Method, apparatus, and storage medium for selecting an image reading apparatus: A selection method, in an information processing apparatus connected to a plurality of image reading apparatuses, for making a selection from the plurality of image reading apparatuses, includes the steps of searching for the connected image reading apparatuses, performing a first displaying process to display the image reading apparatuses detected... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090257099 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a region detection unit configured to detect from an image a region which is sandwiched between a pair of opposite lines and in which image formation is performed at a density lower than a predetermined density, a rendering unit configured to render a border of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090257098 - Simplified operation of scan and print devices: An apparatus comprising a document scanner and printer is controlled to scan a document and generate and print an annotation version of the document. A user-completed annotation version of the document is scanned and analyzed to detect one or more defined markings on the scanned document in addition to the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20090257100 - Method and apparatus for ascertaining and adjusting friction between media pages in a document feeder: A method relating to ascertaining and adjusting friction between media pages in a document feeder. The method includes: detecting slipping of a media page when traversing from a stack of media pages to passing through a path defined by the document feeder; and sending a signal to a fluid-containing cartridge... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20090257102 - Image processing apparatus having card reader for applying effects stored on a card to a stored image: An image processing apparatus for applying desired effects to a stored image. The apparatus comprises an optical reader; a feed mechanism for feeding a card having an array of dots past the optical reader; an optical reader interface that is connected to the optical reader, the optical reader interface able... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090257101 - Scanning shredder method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for verifying content of partially printed purge sheets of confidential documents just after shredding the purge sheets but before the individual strands become separated and disassociated is disclosed. The purge sheet can be passed through a single nip paper transport to a shredder and then to... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20090257103 - System and method for color acquisition based on human color perception: The subject application is directed to a system and method for color acquisition based on human color perception. First component image data in a first component region is received from a first associated sensor having a first sensor area. Second component image data in a second component region is then... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

  
10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090251716 - Printing apparatus, method of controlling the printing apparatus, and recording medium: A printing apparatus which is capable of appropriately discharging extra tab sheets, without placing the burden of removing the extra tab sheets on a user even in the case of attaching tab sheets into sheets to be subjected to reverse-order printing. An MFP controller determines a number of tab sheets... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090251717 - Image processing device, and method and computer readable medium for image processing: An image processing device configured to add, to a first image, a second image, includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire the second image to be added, a segment sectioning unit configured to section, into a plurality of segments, an image forming area in which the first image is... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090251721 - Controllling a document processing workflow: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving an application identifier value associated with a printed application; receiving a media size; receiving a machine identifier value associated with a first document processing machine; determining programming instructions for a second document processing machine based on said received application identifier value, media... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090251718 - Distributed processing of print jobs: A method and apparatus for distribution of a print job for digital printing by distributing elements of the print job between a plurality of processing means. The method and apparatus includes receiving a common job file (CJF) (41). Splitting the common job file into plurality of CJF chunks (74) wherein... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff

20090251730 - Distribution apparatus, distribution method, and computer-readable storage mrdium: A distribution apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store in a storage medium information about firmware used in an image forming apparatus associated with information about a printer driver that corresponds to the firmware, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a printer driver in a terminal apparatus,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251722 - Document processing apparatus, document processing method, computer-readable medium and computer data signal: A document processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a detection unit, a specifying unit and an output unit. The acquisition unit acquires document data containing pieces of page image data corresponding to pages of documents. Each document is formed by stacking and half-folding sheets. The detection unit detects pieces of... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090251731 - Execution log generation apparatus and method: An execution log generation apparatus generates an execution log upon receiving, for each job operation, job operation data indicating content of a job operation performed in a job procedure from a job processing apparatus that performs job processes through job procedures. The execution log generation apparatus includes a definition file... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090251726 - Image forming system, control method and image forming apparatus: An image forming system includes: a print controller which generates image data based on a print job; and an image forming apparatus which controls the print controller and performs a printing operation based on the image data, wherein the image forming apparatus includes: a first interface section which connects with... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090251724 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and image forming method: An image forming system includes a terminal apparatus and an image forming apparatus executing a process in response to a request from the terminal apparatus. The terminal apparatus sends user identification information to the image forming apparatus, receives from the image forming apparatus a token issued to a user logging... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090251723 - Image processing apparatus, image forming system, image processing method and computer readable medium storing program: An image processing apparatus includes: plural drawing processing units that perform the image processing based on designation of an image processing command which designates plural input types of image processing; and a determination unit that determines whether the respective image processing designated with the image processing command is performed by... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090251732 - Image processing apparatus, image forming system, image processing method and computer readable medium storing program: An image processing apparatus includes: plural drawing processing units that perform the image processing based on designation of an image processing command which designates plural types of image processing; and a determination unit that determines whether the respective image processing designated with the image processing command is performed by one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090251733 - Information management apparatus, information output system, portable terminal, and information outputting method: An information management apparatus 50 according to the present invention comprises: a database 30d for storing information relevant to a printer 40 therein; output request reception means 20a for receiving an output request transmitted from a portable terminal 14; inquiry signal transmission means 20a for transmitting an inquiry signal on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090251727 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus including a hardware device, at least one application program configured to execute an operation utilizing the hardware device, an operating system, a first device driver and a second device driver to manage the hardware device, a first storage unit configured to store the first device driver... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251728 - Information processor, information processing method, and recording medium: An information processor includes a display part displaying a configuration pattern combining values set for corresponding two or more of printing conditions; a management part managing default values for the printing conditions for an image forming apparatus; a recording part recording the configuration pattern and optionally setting an identifier as... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20090251720 - Method and apparatus for print job management: A method and apparatus for managing print jobs for a printer is disclosed. The method may include receiving image data for printing a print job, the print job having more than one page and including one or more document and the image data being received only one time for each... Agent: Prass LLP

20090251729 - Output device and its control method: When a user logs in to an MFP (S200), places an original on a scanner, and instructs the MFP to start a process, the MFP scans the original to recognize characters and words, and creates a word appearance frequency list (S201). Thereafter, records (histories) contained in information about histories of... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090251719 - Performance monitoring and control of a multifunction printer: A method and system for monitoring performance of a multifunction printer (MFP) throughout the lifetime of the MFP. The MFP may include a task run-time controller to collect performance information from the MFP and to transmit the performance information to a receiver such as a host, an MFP front panel,... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C. - Sharp

20090251725 - Printing control apparatus and printing control method: In a printing control method arranged to control a printer via a network by using a computer, stored print setting data is referred to when direct printing is specified, either one of original document data and print data in which the original document data is described in a page description... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd. (muratec) C/o Keating & Bennett LLP

20090251734 - Image processing system, memory management method, computer readable storage medium, and image processing apparatus: In an image processing system including an image processing apparatus 30 for receiving and memorizing image data created based on print data of a Page Description Language onto a memory section 35 while performing a processing based on the image data, the image processing system includes a control section (memory... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090251711 - Printhead driven by multiple print engine controllers: A print engine controller configured to be coupled with others to drive an ink drop printhead comprising: an interface at which to receive compressed page data; image decoders to decode compressed image planes in the received compressed page data; a half-toner/compositer to composite respective strips of the decoded image planes;... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090251715 - Color image forming apparatus, and image forming condition setting method for color image forming apparatus: Specification of a printing mode or medium is identified, and gray axis correction control is performed based on the identified printing mode or medium. Subsequently, determination is made regarding whether or not to predict a value equivalent to the results of the gray axis correction control, for a different printing... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251713 - Management apparatus and management method: If different settings are performed for a user to control usage of functions provided by an image forming apparatus, a management apparatus detects whether resources relating to these settings accord with each other to confirm any conflict between these settings. A plugin management unit detects whether a resource relating to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251712 - Methodology for developing color models and printer sensitivity functions for spot colors and profiles: A method and system is disclosed for developing a printer model from a reduced set of selected test patches. The model corresponds to a spot color editor controller having a sensitivity matrix model developed from a plurality of the patches to define printer operation. The sensitivity matrix is comprised of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20090251714 - System and method for producing a window shade with a natural material printed image coating: A method and a system for producing a window shade having a real natural material printed image coated thereon. A real natural material is scanned and the data of the image is stored in a computer which generates an image of the scanned real natural material. That image is duplicated... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090251735 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: A quantizing unit, error detector, error diffusion matrix, and adder quantize a pixel of interest of an input image by an error diffusion method. A calculation unit and gain adjuster calculate a value to be added to the pixel of interest with reference to quantized pixels. The adder adds the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090251736 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: A quantizing unit quantizes a pixel of interest of an input image. An error detector calculates an error generated upon quantizing the pixel of interest. An error diffusion matrix diffuses the error to non-quantized pixels, which are separated by a predetermined distance from the pixel of interest and are located... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090251737 - Processor for image capture and printing: A processor for image capture and printing has a RISC core. A four-way parallel VLIW vector processor is connected to the RISC core via a suitable data cache. The vector processor has four processing units interconnected with a crossbar switch. A memory interface is connected to the vector processor to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20090251738 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: An image processing apparatus, which includes an input unit configured to input image data and which is communicably connected to multiple external apparatuses via a network, which obtains a document with a predetermined form via the network from one of the multiple external apparatuses and transmits the image data input... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251739 - Imaging apparatus having a document planar member that displays scan operation related indicia: An imaging apparatus includes an image capturing system. A controller is communicatively coupled to the image capturing system. A scanner body has a scanner opening. The image capturing system is located adjacent the scanner opening. A document planar member is positioned across the scanner opening. The document planar member is... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090251740 - Imaging system for processing a media: An imaging system for processing a media includes a media transport path, an imaging station, a displacement device that controllably displaces the media along the media transport path relative to the imaging station, and a controller assembly. The controller assembly includes a feedback filter, a feedforward filter, a low-pass filter... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090251741 - Scanner with led light source: A scan module and a scanner using the same are provided. The scanner includes a housing and a scan module. The housing has a scan platform for supporting a to-be-scanned document. The scan module disposed inside the housing includes a light emitting diode (LED) light source, a reflector and an... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20090251742 - Image reading device and method for reading image: An image reading device having an image sensor formed by a plurality of sensor chips is provided. The image reading device includes an AFE circuit, a clock provider and a digital data processor. The AFE circuit is configured to process analog data provided by the image sensor so as to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090251743 - Auto document feeder and image scanning apparatus: A gap indicator device is rotatably locked to an auto document feeder openably and closably installed to a scanner device of an image scanning apparatus, is rotated by being pressed by the scanner device, and includes a pointer or a scale to indicate a state of an image reading gap,... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090251744 - Auto document feeding device and image scanning device: An OUT conveying member and an IN conveying member which reach pre-scan rollers from a document tray are provided. In the case of continuously conveying a document, while a preceding document is conveyed by one conveying member, a following document is caused to stand by in the other conveying member.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090251745 - Image data luminance compensating method and sheet-feeding scanning apparatus using such method: The present invention relates to an image data luminance compensating method and a sheet-feeding scanning apparatus using such an image data luminance compensating method. According to the reference luminance value change of the reference background strip before and after the current document passes through the scan operating region, the luminance... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090251748 - Color management method, module, and program product, and printer using said method: A color management method, wherein a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is used for converting colors from a source device color space to an output device color space in accordance with predetermined color profiles of the source and output devices. The method includes the steps of storing, in the GPU, an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090251747 - Image forming apparatus and color shift correction method thereof: In an image forming apparatus that reads an original and forms an image of the original that has been read, a skew amount of the original is calculated when the original has been read and a shift amount of each color of image data in image formation is obtained from... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090251746 - Method, system and device for colour quality control: A colour quality control device adapted for use in a system for colour correction of an image to be reproduced on at least one reproduction device that is calibrated by a reproduction forward transform. The system also comprises a colour correction device adapted to correct at least one colour in... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

  
10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090244553 - Image processing system and image processing method: An image processing system according to the invention is an image processing system including a printer driver-containing apparatus in which a printer driver is included, an image processing apparatus connected to the printer driver-containing apparatus, and a display apparatus connected to the printer driver-containing apparatus and having a display section.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090244581 - Cooling apparatus and image forming apparatus: A cooling apparatus includes: a stacker vessel in which a medium having a fixed visible image is ejected and stacked; and an eddy flow generating device that is arranged in an upper portion of the stacker vessel, and generates an eddy flow which flows along a surface of the medium... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090244586 - Image forming apparatus and charging method: An image forming apparatus include: a supply source that supplies image data formed in page units; a blank-paper detecting unit that discriminates whether the image data includes a blank page; an image forming unit that removes the blank page in the image data and forms an image on the basis... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090244583 - Image forming apparatus, method for forming image, and program: An image forming apparatus that picks only necessary pages up from a plurality of originals and copies after aligning in an order of pages so as to reduce a work burden on a user is provided. The image forming apparatus having a copy function includes an identification information extracting portion... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090244587 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus acquires latest date/time information out of date/time information stored in the storage medium when image files are stored in a storage medium which stores image files containing date/time information that indicates date and time when generated. The image processing apparatus stores an image, adding the acquired... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244585 - Information processing apparatus, control method therefor, and printer driver program: When a setting corresponding to a setting item for generating a banner sheet for banner printing by the printer driver of the printer is made, print setting information including information representing that a banner sheet is to be generated is generated in accordance with the setting. Based on the generated... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244582 - Methods and systems for improved printing system sheetside dispatch in a clustered printer controller: Methods, systems, and apparatus for improved dispatching of sheetsides in a high-speed (e.g., continuous form) printing environment using multiple, clustered processors in a print controller. Features and aspects hereof utilize a stochastic mathematical model of multiple processors (compute nodes) each adapted to RIP (rasterize) raw sheetside data provided to it.... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20090244584 - Two-sided print data handling: According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method of printing data is provided, the method comprising identifying whether a single- or a double-sided printer is operatively connected to the computer, identifying whether single- or double sided media is installed in the printer, and selecting a mode of operation for the... Agent: Charles Maney Ncr Corporation, Law Dept.

20090244589 - Apparatus, method, and program: An object of the present invention is to reduce influences of showthrough where a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern is visualized after printing. In order to attain the above object, the apparatus of the present invention is provided with determination means for determining whether a setting for printing a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244588 - Communication apparatus, communication method, computer readable medium and image forming apparatus: The communication apparatus including: a communication unit communicating with external apparatuses via a communication line; a notification unit notifying, from the communication unit, the external apparatuses of stop of electric power supply to a controller controlling operation, when electric power supply to the controller is stopped; an identification information memory... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090244590 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus detects whether a sub board, which performs image processing, is in a processing-disabled state. If it is detected that the sub board is in the processing-disabled state, the image forming apparatus activates a virtual environment on a main board, which performs information processing, to allow an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244591 - Method and apparatus for correcting geometric errors while preserving defined information: A method and an apparatus are provided for correcting geometric errors during a transfer of a printing image to a printing material. For the purpose of correction, a raster bitmap is fed to a matrix manipulation device, which distorts the raster bitmap. The problem with the distortion is that areas... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090244594 - Approach for printing policy-enabled electronic documents using locked printing: An approach is provided for printing policy-enabled electronic documents using locked printing. A printing device includes a user interface, a print process for processing print data and printing documents and a locked print process. When print data is received by a printing device, a determination is made whether an electronic... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090244596 - Approach for printing policy-enabled electronic documents using locked printing and a shared memory data structure: According to approach for printing policy-enabled electronic documents, when a locked print module determines that an electronic document contained in the PDF print data is a policy-enabled electronic document, the locked print module causes the PDF print data to be stored on the printing device and not immediately processed for... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090244595 - Approach for processing print data using password control data: A printing device includes a locked print module that is configured to examine print data received by the printing device and determine whether the print data should be processed as locked print data. If so, then the print data is stored on the printing device and not immediately processed for... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090244619 - Automatic and transparent document archiving: An automatic archiving system that makes document archiving largely transparent to the user. In one embodiment, documents scanned in or printed during the course of office equipment operation are automatically archived. For example, an office local area network (LAN) may interconnect a copier, a printer, a fax machine, and a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090244600 - Billing and remittance payment system: A system and a computer program product process billing documents and payments. The system includes one or more processors for processing billing documents and for processing payments, and one or more databases in communication with the one or more processors. The one or more databases store information generated by the... Agent: Blank Rome LLP

20090244609 - Communication apparatus and control method thereof: This invention provides a communication apparatus, which designates, when a line designated as that used for a specific application falls into a disabled state, another line as a new line used for the specific application. To accomplish this, even when at least one of a plurality of lines falls into... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244612 - Data transmission device, and method and computer readable medium therefor: A data transmission device, configured to be connected with terminal devices via a network, includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire image data, an identifying data acquiring unit configured to acquire user identifying data to identify a user of the data transmission device, a first file creating unit configured... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244606 - Data utilization device, data utilization method, and data utilization system: A data utilization device is provided. The data utilization device includes an information storing unit; a first command receiving unit that receives a first command from a terminal device; a second command transmitting unit that transmits a second command to a server specified by the first command; a server registration... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244613 - Facsimile apparatus: A facsimile apparatus, including: a receiving device which receives facsimile information; an identifying information providing portion which provides identifying information for identifying the facsimile information received by the receiving portion; a facsimile information storing device which stores the facsimile information and the identifying information provided by the identifying information providing... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244617 - Facsimile apparatus and method of outputting distribution destination information: A facsimile apparatus, including: a receiving device configured to receive facsimile information; a facsimile information storing device configured to store the facsimile information received by the receiving device; a distribution destination storing device configured to store an addressee of the facsimile information and distribution destination information indicating a distribution destination... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244620 - Image forming system, method and program of controlling image forming system, and storage medium: In order to implement and manage an optimal system in the printing business and POD market, in an image forming system which comprises a plurality of devices including at least one of an image forming device which can print data in a storage unit that can store data of a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244610 - Image output apparatus: An image output apparatus may be configured to create one piece of image data in a bit-mapped format from PDL data described by a page description language, and output a plurality of pieces of image data as one page of an output image. The image output apparatus may input data... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244602 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an input control unit, a processing unit, an output control unit, a first sending unit, and a second sending unit. When an output request including a unique identifier and a data generation condition of image data is received, the first sending unit writes the image... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090244618 - Image processing apparatus and image selection method: An aspect of the present invention provides an image processing apparatus, comprising: a monitor which displays various information; an input device with which a user performs an input operation; an identification device which identifies the user who has performed the input operation with the input device; an image reading device... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090244614 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program for image processing: An image processing apparatus includes an organ detecting unit that detects an organ area including an image of an eye in a target image and a red-eye detecting unit that detects a red-eye area including an image of a red eye by using the organ area. The red-eye detecting unit... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090244615 - Image scanning apparatus and image scanning method: An image scanning apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a scanning job, a scanning unit configured to scan a document according to the scanning job and generate image data of the document, and a storing unit configured to store the scanning job. The scanning unit performs scanning according... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090244608 - Image-output control device, method of controlling image-output, program for controlling image-output, and printing device: An image-output control device includes a detection unit that detects a predetermined image from a target image and an output control unit that outputs menu display, which is a menu display that can receive selection of a process to be performed for the target image and the predetermined image, for... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090244607 - Information processing apparatus, control method thereof, and program: Provided is an information processing apparatus which suitably collects information necessary for performing a cause analysis when a communication failure occurs. To accomplish this, when communication is performed between an information processing apparatus 102 and an external apparatus 101 through a network, determination is made as to whether or not... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244599 - Information processing device, information processing system, information processing method and computer readable medium storing program: An information processing device includes a communication unit that communicates with a designated information processing device, and a controller that, when the communication unit attempts communication with the designated information processing device and the attempt fails, controls the communication unit so as to attempt communication with the designated information processing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090244604 - Photograph printing system: When an order reception unit receives a determination result indicating that a user who has inputted identification information is a registered user, the order reception unit receives an order for photograph printing from the user without prompting the user to input personal information. A photograph printing device then performs photograph... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090244603 - Print data generation apparatus and computer-readable medium storing print data generation progam: A print data generation apparatus generates print data to be used for printing a print result including a plurality of lines on a tape-shaped print medium. The print data generation apparatus includes an input device that inputs a plurality of character strings for the plurality of lines to be printed... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20090244616 - Print management system using a billing code: A print management system includes an image processing apparatus and a server that manages a print log of a print document processed by the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes a designation unit configured to designate a billing code of the print document, and a transfer unit configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244597 - Print system for optimizing size based on remaining pages: A method includes receiving a print request, the print request including a number of pages to be printed; determining an approximate number of sheets of paper in a printer cache; if the number of pages to be printed is greater than the approximate number of sheets of paper in the... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibms

20090244611 - Printer, printer system and printer management server: A printer includes a storing section configured to store prior expansion related information used for determination of whether the prior expansion process is to be executed, a self-based updating section configured to, on the basis of an event arising in the printer which makes it necessary for the printer to... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090244605 - Printing method and printing apparatus: There is provided a method of printing a plurality of printing materials on a medium for producing a printing material in which a second image is printed on a first image. The method includes alternately repeating printing the first image in a first area included in a print area and... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090244598 - System and method for user-specific discovery and initiation of a default document processing device: The subject application is directed to a system and method for user-specific discovery and initiation of a default document processing device. First, a computing device is placed in data communication with an associated data network. Device data corresponding to document processing devices accessible by the computing device is then retrieved.... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090244601 - Systems and methods for color data compression: Systems and methods are provided for transferring image data to a printing device over a network connection. The image data comprises at least one image block associated with a first print page, wherein the image block comprises a plurality of color blocks, each color block being associated with a distinct... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244593 - Systems and methods for parallel display list rasterization: Methods for performing rasterization on a display list are presented, wherein the display list can include bands associated with a virtual page object belonging to a first class of virtual page objects in the display list. In some embodiments, the method comprises: parsing the virtual page object to identify at... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244592 - Systems and methods for processing page description languages: Systems and methods consistent with embodiments presented provide methods for processing page description language (PDL) objects embedded in Personalized Print Markup Language (PPML) page descriptions while retaining the ability to process supported native PDL documents. In some embodiments, PPML print data can be parsed to identify a language object written... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244623 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus for outputting images in an output unit of multiple sets each including multiple pages with specified order, having: a storage section which stores page data including identification information; a reading-out section which reads out the page data according to the output unit; an image forming section... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244621 - Method for canceling a print job submitted to a printer: A print job canceling method for a printer is described and is especially useful in a printer with relatively small buffer memory. When a print job is cancelled by the user using the printer's control panel, this method allows the printer controller to receive additional print jobs while the current... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090244624 - Printer and its controlling method: The printer according to the present invention comprises: a plurality of interfaces for respectively accessing a plurality of storage media having subject data to be printed stored therein; an exclusive controlling element for determining, when access can be made to storage media loaded in two or more interfaces out of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090244622 - Systems and methods for rendering print data: Systems and methods consistent with some embodiments presented provide methods for rendering print data. In some embodiments of methods for rendering print data comprising at least one compressed image object may include generating a display list by parsing the print data. The compressed image object may be identified in the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244625 - Image processor: An image processor is connectable with a storing medium storing at least one set of still image data each corresponding to a still image and at least one set of moving image data each including a plurality of sets of frame image data corresponding to a plurality of frame images.... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244626 - Print method for optimizing document size based on pages remaining: A method includes receiving a print request, the print request including a number of pages to be printed; determining an approximate number of sheets of paper in a printer cache; if the number of pages to be printed is greater than the approximate number of sheets of paper in the... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC- Ibms

20090244554 - Print controlling system: A print controlling apparatus is supplied capable of adjusting image of electronic document to an optimum size. In the print controlling apparatus which includes an inputting section for inputting image data of electronic document and an expanding section for expanding the inputted image data into print data, and is used... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090244555 - Printing device, printing method, print setting determination device, and computer program: There is provided a printing device including a face detection unit for detecting a face area including a face of a person in an image to be a target for printing, and a print setting determination unit for determining a setting of a size of a print image used for... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090244556 - Technical documents capturing and patents analysis system and method: Disclosed is a system and method for capturing technical documents and reading and commentating captured documents thereof. The system may comprise a capturing system and a reading with commentating system. The capturing system selects related drawings from a group of technical documents. It then provides important information and the related... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20090244557 - Image processing apparatus and its method, and control method: An ICC profile includes brief gloss information indicating glossy/matte attribute as attribute information, however, gloss matching cannot be performed with the 2 options. In a case where embedding of glossiness information into the ICC profile is designated, glossiness information is obtained from a color chart placed on an original plate... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244566 - Apparatuses and methods for automatic printing press optimization: A method of automatically optimizing a printing apparatus based on media type of a substrate, comprising: (A) inputting a substrate into the printing apparatus; (B) determining the media type of the substrate; (C) automatically adjusting calibration settings according to at least one calibration setting preset, responsive to the determining; and,... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090244560 - Background suppression in a multi-function color scanning system: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for background suppression in the image path. In one example embodiment, an image is scanned and RGB color values generated for each pixel. Each of the pixels is converted into a Lab color space to obtain luminance and chrominance values. A... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090244573 - Color processing apparatus and method thereof: Colorimetric values for generating a color separation table, which are obtained by measuring a plurality of color patches included in a color chart, are input, and measurement values corresponding to the input plural measurement values other than supervised input measurement values are estimated using supervised measurement values. Then, color differences... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244570 - Face image-output control device, method of controlling output of face image, program for controlling output of face image, and printing device: A face image-output control device includes a face image detecting unit that detects a face image positioned in an approximately front direction from a target image and an output control unit that outputs the target image and a predetermined mark indicating that a face image of the target image can... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090244567 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an exposing unit and a first processing component. The first processing component is configured to generate a first data and a second data. The first data causes the exposing unit to blink in accordance with image data. The second data sets a blink mode of... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090244571 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: an image output unit that outputs an image; and an image processing unit that converts an input image signal to an output image signal and outputs the image signal to the image output unit, the image output unit having: an image carrier that carries at... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090244574 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming apparatus body, and an external controller connected to the image forming apparatus body. The image forming apparatus body includes an image processing unit which generates reference density pattern data for detecting image density and an image forming unit which transfers the reference... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090244576 - Image generating device, image generating method and printing device: An image generating device comprises an acquisition unit which acquires an image drawing instruction for drawing an elliptical radial gradation from accepted target data, an extraction unit which extracts elliptical shape parameters and gradation pattern parameters from the acquired image drawing instruction, a transformation matrix generating unit which generates a... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244577 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes n line buffer circuits and a delay adjustment section. In a case of a filter process, (i) image data corresponding to n lines stored in the n line buffer circuits and (ii) image data corresponding to one line supplied to the delay adjustment section are... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244558 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus according to the invention includes: an input unit configured to input first document data including bitmap data; an image component dividing unit configured to divide the first document data into components and separate the bitmap data included in the first document data; a determining unit configured... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090244562 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image input device to convert image data into uncompressed data of CMYK, a gradation processing device to perform a gradation process on the uncompressed data to generate a halftone image, a rearrangement determination device to determine necessity of rearrangement of pixels of the halftone... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090244572 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a dividing unit configured to divide image data into pieces of print scan image data for the plurality of print scans, a quantization unit configured to quantize the pieces of print scan image data, and a generation unit configured to generate pieces of print data... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244580 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Graininess is suppressed while at the same time minimizing grayscale variations caused by inter-plane deviations. For this purpose, when a pixel is printed by M relative scans of a print head over a print medium or by a relative scans of M print heads over the print medium, M pieces... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244564 - Image processing device extracting desired region to be used as model for image correction: An image processing device includes a first image inputting unit, a second image inputting unit, a first partial image extracting unit, a first characteristic quantity data determining unit, a second characteristic quantity data determining unit, and a correcting unit. The first image inputting unit inputs a first image. The second... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090244579 - Image processing method and image forming device: An image processing method comprises: a step of acquiring recording characteristic information of the recording elements; a step of obtaining inconsistent density correction information from the recording characteristic information acquired in the characteristic information acquiring step; a step of obtaining inconsistency corrected image data from the inconsistent density correction information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244559 - Image rasterizing apparatus and image rasterizing method: An image rasterizing apparatus according to the invention includes: an input unit configured to input an image file or image file information including first bitmap images that are drawn in accordance with a command and have different image attributes; a bitmap image generating unit configured to create a second bitmap... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090244575 - Image recording apparatus and method: The image recording apparatus records an image on a recording medium. The image recording apparatus includes: a recording head which has a plurality of recording elements; a conveyance device which conveys at least one of the recording head and the recording medium so that the recording head and the recording... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244578 - Image recording apparatus and method: The image recording apparatus records an image on a recording medium. The image recording apparatus includes: a recording head which has a plurality of recording elements; a conveyance device which conveys at least one of the recording head and the recording medium so that the recording head and the recording... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244561 - Method and apparatus for image registration for image processing: A method and apparatus that evaluates an image registration for image processing is disclosed. The method may include outputting one or more test patterns to a user, receiving misregistration level input parameters from the user, calculating misregistration using the misregistration level input parameters from the user by adding a first... Agent: Prass LLP

20090244565 - Print control apparatus, printing apparatus, print control method and computer readable medium storing program: A print control apparatus includes: plural drawing processing units capable of drawing processing on print information having plural print basic colors; an analysis unit that analyzes information contents of the print information; and a selection unit that selects whether the drawing processing on the print information is performed by the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090244568 - 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 is provided. The print data generating apparatus includes a maximum density setting unit, through which a maximum allowable density of a white colorant is designated, an image storing unit to store originally inputted image data, a data convertor unit to convert... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090244569 - 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 originally inputted image data is provided. The print data generating apparatus includes a transparentized color designating unit to designate a transparentized color, a color difference calculating unit to calculate a color difference between color scale values of a marked... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090244563 - Systems and methods for color conversion: Systems and methods are provided for dynamically converting first color data to second color data using a look-up table, wherein the first color data is a subset of a first color space, and the second color data is a subset of a second color space. In some embodiments, at least... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244627 - Chromatics-based reading and writing system and method thereof: The present invention discloses a chromatics-based reading/writing system and method. In the present invention, the chromatics-based reading/writing system comprises: a color dot reading/writing device; a color dot recording medium recording data in the color-dot form; and a computer system coupled to the color dot reading/writing device, coding data into setting... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090244628 - Image generating device, image generating method and printing device: An image generating method comprises the steps of extracting elliptical shape parameters (specifying an elliptical shape), gradation pattern parameters (specifying a gradation pattern to be drawn in the elliptical shape) and drawing area parameters (specifying a drawing area) from an instruction for drawing an elliptical radial gradation, generating a transformation... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244629 - Image generating device, image generating method and printing device: An image generating device, for generating an image including a gradation (in which a color value specifying color changes from the center of the gradation through annular areas) according to an image drawing instruction, comprises an extraction unit that extracts gradation pattern parameters specifying a gradation pattern of the gradation... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244630 - Image generating device, image generating method and printing device: An image generating device comprises an extraction unit that extracts parameters (specifying an elliptical shape and a gradation pattern) from an instruction for drawing an elliptical radial gradation, a transformation matrix generating unit that generates a transformation matrix for transforming the elliptical shape into a perfect circular shape based on... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244631 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus configured to generate recording data used in an image forming processing for carrying out an image formation by performing a recording scan by plural times on a same image region on a recording medium, includes a division unit for dividing input image data into image data... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244632 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes (i) a repulsive force generating section for setting repulsive force values RVa and RVu of a quantized pixel according to an output pixel value of the quantized pixel, (ii) a repulsive force calculating section for calculating a repulsive force value RVC to be used in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244634 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device includes a memory portion for storing an ejection amount conversion table showing a relationship between image data serving as reference and a fluid ejected from a fluid ejecting head for a predetermined number of pixels, and an ejection amount estimation unit which estimates an ejection amount... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090244633 - Systems and methods for color data compression: Systems and methods are provided for reducing data size of at least one bitmap image using a look-up table, wherein the look-up table stores information correlating a plurality of compression ratios to a set of compression parameters and wherein the bitmap image comprises a plurality of image components, each image... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244635 - Image processing devices and computer program products for processing image data: An image processing device includes an image quality determining unit that determines whether data of an original image meets a particular criterion of a particular image quality category, a thumbnail list image data generating unit that generates image data of a thumbnail list, and a mark adding unit that adds... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244636 - Systems and method for optical scatter imaging of latent image plates: Computer-implemented systems and methods for processing image data of a process-free plate are provided according to the present disclosure. The systems and methods may, generally, include a data acquisition step/means for receiving image data using one or more channels of a imaging system, each channel functioning to image the same... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Stamford

20090244637 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit; an edge detecting unit; a transparency setting unit; an image data generating unit; and an instruction unit. The acquisition unit acquires print data, the print data indicating an object image and a background image, a region of the object image being located... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244640 - Document editing apparatus, document editing method, and recording medium for editing document: A computer-readable recording medium that stores a program for causing a computer to edit an electronic document including a plurality of hierarchically arranged objects. The program makes a computer execute extracting an object from the electronic document including the hierarchically arranged objects representing one of a text, an image, a... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090244639 - Image output apparatus, method for controlling image output apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium thereof: An image output apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a density of a document image exceeds a threshold, and a control unit configured to inhibit an output of a composite image including a two-dimensional bar code and the document image if the determination unit determines that the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244638 - Method and system for processing return fax document deliveries: A method and apparatus for processing return fax document deliveries is disclosed. The method may include receiving fax data for transmission to a first party, storing the received fax data, encoding a digital mark, creating fax image using the stored fax data and the encoded digital mark, transmitting the generated... Agent: Prass LLP

20090244641 - Multi-tonal copy evident document methods and products: The present disclosure relates to a printed multi-tonal document with enhanced copy evident distortions security features and a method of printing such document. The document may include a multi-tonal background screen image area including a first set of halftone elements and a multi-tonal foreground hidden warning text and/or graphic screen... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090244642 - Systems and methods for embedding metadata in a color measurement target: Systems and methods for utilizing metadata embedded in a color measurement target to uniquely identify the target through color measurement. A color measurement target is used for color calibration, color characterization, color adjustment and/or color correction of a color output device and includes a collection of color patches imaged by... Agent: Kirton & Mcconkie

20090244643 - system for plate imaging and processing: A system for enhanced plate processing including an imaging device (12) for imaging printing plates and a plate processing device for processing imaged plates. A system controller (21) is configured to send and receive information to the imaging device and the plate processing device.... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff

20090244644 - Information distribution system, information display apparatus, information management method, and computer readable medium: An information distribution system that includes an information reading apparatus reading out data distributed from an information medium and an information display apparatus having an information acquisition unit for acquiring the data distributed from said information reading apparatus, a display for displaying the data acquired by said information acquisition unit,... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090244645 - Document processing device, document processing method and computer readable medium: A document processing device includes: a reception section that receives a transmission instruction of a facsimile document from a facsimile transmitting person; an acquirement section that acquires receiving person information including contact information of a receiving person of the facsimile document of the received transmission instruction; a document storage section... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090244646 - Image processor: An image processor includes an acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of image files each corresponding to an image; a correction unit that corrects each image by conforming a characteristic quantity of each image to a reference characteristic quantity, the characteristic quantity representing image characteristic of each image; and an... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244647 - Image reading apparatus, image reading method and image reading program: An image reading apparatus in which cross-talk noise occurring between plural reading units is reduced, an image reading method and an image reading program are provided. There are included plural reading units that respectively operate at different timings, a noise calculation unit that acquires first read data as a result... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090244648 - Mouse scanner position display: A method for providing a visual representation pertaining to a resolution of at least one scanned image segment obtained from a portable scanner is disclosed. The method includes associating the scanned image segment with positional coordinates relative to an image on a scanned medium. The method also includes determining the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244651 - Image combining device and image combining method: Disclosed is an image combining device includes a read unit and a control unit. The read unit includes a transparent holder and an image read section of flatbed type. The transparent holder holds a flat medium, and plural matching reference points are marked in an edge region. The image read... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090244653 - Image processing device and image processing method: To provide an image processing device and an image processing method capable of analyzing a code image on a document regardless whether it is a black-and-white document or a color one even when a mode is set in which “scanning is performed in a black-and-white scan mode and black-and-white image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244654 - Image reading device and image forming device: An image reading device is provided. The image reading device suppresses uneven intensity of light emitted on a subject, by disposing a diffusion plate between the subject and a plurality of luminescence portions, and an image forming device that includes this image reading device. The image reading device includes an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090244652 - Image reading devices: An image reading device includes a document mounting plate having a mounting surface and a rear surface, and an image reading unit. The image reading unit includes a photoelectric converter facing the rear surface, a case to hold the photoelectric converter, and at least one first rotating member and at... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244655 - Image reading devices: The invention describes an image reading device having a housing, a transparent panel, an image sensor, a carriage, and an electric cable. The housing has a first, second, and third surface. The transparent panel defines a portion of the first surface. The image sensor extends in a first direction, and... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244650 - Image scanner and copier: An image scanner of the present invention includes a document feeder, a first scanning section, a start reception section, and a single mode execution section. The document feeder is configured to feed a sheet of document. The first scanning section is configured to scan an image on the document during... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090244649 - Image scanning device and image forming apparatus: An image scanning device includes a document table; a document pressing unit configured to press a document placed on the document table; a scanning unit including a light source for illuminating the document and configured to optically scan the document; an open/close detection unit configured to detect opening and closing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090244656 - Voucher data management system and method for controlling voucher data management system: A voucher data management system is provided. An image data generating section reads an original of a voucher to be copied and supplied to a user and generates voucher image data. A database stores the voucher image data. An access code generating section generates an access code for accessing the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090244657 - Image reading apparatus and control method thereof: When an auto document feeder feeds an original to an original image reading platen, a CCD line sensor reads the original along the main scanning direction perpendicular to the feeding direction of the original. A string detection circuit detects a streak parallel to the feeding direction in the image. A... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244658 - Image reading apparatus, multi-functional machine and document discharging method: An image reading apparatus with a structure capable of reliably discharging a document, and a multi-functional machine having the same are disclosed. The image reading apparatus includes a document feed path having a document outlet, a reading unit which reads an image of a document fed through the document feed... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090244659 - Image scanning apparatus: An image scanning apparatus including an open-close detector configured to detect an open-close state of a document cover, a first document-detector, a scanning unit configured to scan a document placed on a platen or a document fed from a document tray, a control unit, and a commanding unit configured to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090244660 - Coloring image generating apparatus and coloring image generating method: A coloring image generating apparatus includes: an acquiring unit that acquires an image; an edge intensity calculating unit that calculates an edge intensity frequency distribution of the image; a threshold value setting unit that sets a threshold value for dividing a coloring image into a contour portion and a blank... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090244661 - Image reading apparatus, control method therefor and computer-readable medium storing program for performing control method: Pieces of reading frequency information representing the use frequencies of first and second reading units are acquired. Read color information of a color on a document that is read by the first or second reading unit is acquired. Based on the acquired pieces of reading frequency information and the acquired... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090244662 - Image reading apparatus and image reading method: The present invention aims to avoid problems such as not detecting line-shaped noises or erasing images on the sheet by erroneously detecting line-shaped noises. A copy machine 1 refers to a judgment table 50b to determine a color corresponding to values of RGB color components read in Step S101 (Step... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090244663 - Image reading apparatus and image reading method: The present invention aims to prevent a problem that an image on a document sheet is erased due to misdetection of a line-shaped noise. A copy machine 1 compares RGB values of a target pixel with averaged RGB values (Step S103). If only one of the RGB values has a... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090244664 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: An image processing device converts received color image data in accordance with a color gamut that an image output apparatus can express. A representative color is determined for each of a plurality of pixel aggregates formed by classifying pixels included in the color image data. An initial distribution of representative... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

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