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Facsimile and static presentation processing February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10

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02/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100046009 - System and method for document processing having peer device discovery and job routing: The subject application is directed to a document processing device, system, and method having peer device feature discovery and job routing. Electronic document data is received from an associated document processing device, which electronic document data includes data corresponding to an electronic document and instruction data corresponding to a desired... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100046021 - Image forming apparatus for processing document data file: In the case where an attribute of a general-purpose file to be processed is an attribute inhibiting printing, an MFP selects a transmission function, which is one of output functions of the MFP, as a function that can be performed (selected) in response to an output instruction, and displays a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100046020 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and function menu adjusting method in image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to perform printing, or scanning, or copying or facsimile, or any combination thereof; a user authentication unit to authenticate a user of the image forming apparatus; a display unit to display a function menu to the authenticated user; and a controller... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100046019 - System and method for administered document processing device cloning: The subject application is directed to a system and method for administered document processing device cloning. Selection data is received identifying a selected one of a plurality of networked document processing devices. A configuration data query is generated from an administrative workstation to the selected document processing device via an... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100046022 - Market-specific credential and system and method for making same: A batch of printed credentials each including a polyoptic region including a respective image separately determined during production according to biographic or other information unique to the credential holder, as well as system and a method for producing such credentials. The respective images of the credentials in the batch may... Agent: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C

20100046023 - Client device to set job profile and method thereof: A client device to set a job profile for an image forming apparatus, the client device including: a driver unit to receive job option information from the image forming apparatus; and an application program unit to execute an application program for generating a user interface (UI) that provides a job... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100046029 - Document management system: A document management system includes an image input unit for reading a paper document, an image output unit for printing document image information, and a task management system for managing a task. The task managed by the task management system is identified for a document image input operation, and an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100046028 - Host apparatus, image forming apparatus, and printing data processing method thereof: An image forming apparatus for shortening an engine driving start point, includes an interface to receive printing data including a first page of a printable document as rasterized data and page information from a host apparatus; an engine unit to perform printing; and a main controller to print the rasterized... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100046026 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming method and image forming apparatus for printing a print data file provided from an external device such as a cellular phone or a universal serial bus (USB) memory device. The image forming apparatus displays the print data file, sets a print profile of the print data file... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100046027 - Image forming apparatus, client, image forming system and control method in image forming system: An image forming apparatus, a client, an image forming system and a control method in the image forming system, the system including: an image forming apparatus and a client connected to the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes an embedded web server storing data on a plurality of... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100046032 - Method for ensuring reliable transmission of dcn signal by a gateway: A method for ensuring reliable transmission of a DCN signal by a gateway is disclosed. When acting as a sending gateway, the gateway packs a DCN signal detected into an IFP packet and sends the IFP packet to the IP side, then, reports a fax end event to a Soft... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100046024 - Method for the production of a franking mark, and device for carrying out said method: There is provided a method and system for the production of a postage indicium, whereby the postage indicium is made available to an operating unit using an intelligent document. An exemplary method comprises making a query as to whether the postage indicium has already been printed before in response to... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100046030 - Method of performing an action using a printed medium: A method of performing an action is disclosed. The method starts by sensing a print medium to obtain data encoded on a surface of the print medium. The data encodes at least a print media identifier. The print media identifier is determined from the data and a digital copy of... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100046031 - Printer with vertical media flow path: A printer is disclosed. The printer includes a print media supply station for storing print media. The printer further includes a print engine station arranged to receive print media from the print media supply and to print on the print media. A binding assembly station is also included which is... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100046025 - Tape printer: A CPU in a control circuit part powers off a tape printer when a pressing signal is continuously input from a power switch during a predetermined time on condition that the tape printer is connected to a LAN, in other words, on condition that a LAN connection signal is input... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100046033 - Method to improve image on paper registration measurements: A method of controlling the placement of images on output of a printer, including determining scanner spatial error using an ideal medium having a first two-dimensional array on the ideal medium then determining printer spatial error using a second medium having a second two-dimensional array; and finally, controlling placement of... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100046010 - Method and device for producing customized printed surfaces: A method and device are disclosed for producing individualized patterns from a genre-specific prototype pattern. The prototype pattern is stored in the form of electronically-readable prototype pattern data and individualized pattern data is generated from the prototype pattern data by electronic data processing. The individualized pattern data is modified relative... Agent: J-tek Law PLLC

20100046012 - Liquid discharge head and recording apparatus using the same: A liquid discharge head that is detachably attached to a recording apparatus includes a liquid discharge substrate, a planar region including a plurality of connection terminals that electrically connect the liquid discharge head to the recording apparatus by sliding relative to the recording apparatus while turning when mounted on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100046011 - Raster-to-swath image data conversion printing system and related method: A printing system for printing an image swath by swath according to image data that is provided to an image memory buffer in raster format. The printing system includes a carriage that moves a printhead with a plurality of columnar marking elements based on input provided by an encoder and... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100046013 - Applications, systems and methods for identifying and monitoring critical colors in customer print jobs: Applications, systems and methods for identifying and monitoring critical colors in a print job and using an embedded color sensing device to measure critical color printed actually printed. The application permits the user to interact with a print job and to select of one or more critical colors from within... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20100046017 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image forming apparatus, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus includes an integer-part converting unit configured to convert multi-level image data into integer image data by referring to a first conversion table, a threshold setting unit configured to generate matrix data for performing area coverage modulation by referring to the multi-level image data, a decimal-part converting... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100046018 - Image processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and image processing method: In an image processing for printing a monochrome image, color deviation can be suppressed to print a favorable monochrome image. Specifically, the printing of a monochrome image is performed by using black ink in all of a color reproduction region (color gamut) including a gray axis and regions other than... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100046014 - Method and system for continuous feed printing systems: A method of measuring and correcting the Young's Modulus inline to eliminate its impact on image length variation during print runtime. The method includes intentionally perturbing the nominal operating condition of the web printing system which is controlled by the double reflex printing controller. The perturbation creates misregistration in a... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100046016 - Method of capturing image of document by using image pickup device: A method of capturing an image of a document is provided. First, a notebook computer having a base is provided, wherein an image pickup device is disposed on the notebook computer, and a symbol mark is formed on the base of the notebook computer. Next, a document fixer having a... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100046015 - Methods and systems for controlled printing of documents including sensitive information: Methods and systems for controllably printing documents including sensitive information. Features and aspects hereof provide a controller coupled to the marking engine. The controller applies rules to automatically detect the presence of sensitive information in a document to be printed and actions to securely print the document. Each rule includes... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20100046034 - Reformatting binary image data to generate smaller compressed image data size: In various exemplary embodiments, systems include a segmentor to segment text binary image data to a first plane. A subtractor subtracts text binary image from binary image data to generate a non-text binary image data in a second plane. A converter converts non-text binary image data in the second plane... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20100046035 - Information processing apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire a frequency characteristic of a recording medium, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire a frequency characteristic of dot information, a dot density distribution calculation unit configured to calculate a dot density distribution based on the frequency characteristic... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100046036 - Image processing apparatus, method, and medium storing program thereof: A region of a latent image and that of a background image in a first dot image are converted into binary data so as to have different binary data, and a region of the latent image in the binary data is converted into dot data by expressing that region as... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100046037 - Presenting relevant messages associated with incoming fax documents using multiple facsimiles: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in incoming faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with incoming faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile, using, for example, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100046038 - Image processing apparatus: In the case where detection is made that a transmission button 13f displayed on an upload control screen 13a acquired from a web server is operated via a browser 21a having a function of uploading a file onto a web server 2, if a file name display field 13g is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100046039 - Microscopy imaging system and method employing stimulated raman spectroscopy as a contrast mechanism: A microscopy imaging system is disclosed that includes a first light source, a second light source, a modulator system, focusing optics, an optical detector, and a processor. The first light source is for providing a first train of pulses at a first center optical frequency ω1. The second light source... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100046040 - Scanning device for scanning interface surface: A scanning device for scanning an interface surface is disclosed. The scanning device includes a beam generator for emitting a beam, a deflector for deflecting the beam to generate a raster scan pattern over a scanning patch, and a sensor for receiving a reflected beam from the scanning patch and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100046042 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a scanning unit which scans a light beam on a photosensitive member in accordance with image data, and a smoothing unit which performs a smoothing for a jaggy of a scan line of a light beam scanned on the photosensitive member by the scanning unit.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100046044 - Image processing device, additional information providing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An image processing device provides a detection result of additional information added to each of pages which constitute a document. The image processing device includes an input part which inputs image data of each page of a document. A detection part generates a page detection result of additional information added... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20100046045 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus of the present invention includes a first light source, a first light guide, a second light source, a second light guide, light receiving elements and a lens unit. The first light source emits first light. The first light guide directs the first light from the first... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100046043 - Image reading apparatus capable of separating pages of images: In an image reading apparatus capable of separating pages of images, an automatic sheet feeder transports first and second documents along a document passageway and past an opening. A separation reference sheet is disposed in the opening and includes a specific portion. A scanning module scans the first and second... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100046041 - Scanning apparatus for preventing defocus aberration: A scanning apparatus for preventing defocus aberration is provided. The scanning apparatus includes a flatbed scanning portion and a scanning module. The flatbed scanning portion includes a glass platform. The scanning module includes a scanning module case, a light source, multiple reflective mirrors, a lens, an optical sensing element, a... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100046047 - Image processing apparatus, method of imaging processing and storage medium: An image processing apparatus determines a direction of document placement relative to a scanning direction based on a direction of a shadow region in an input image when a line sensor having a light receiving element performs a scan and an image read from a book document by a reading... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100046046 - Optical scanner for image forming apparatus: An optical scanner for an image forming apparatus has a housing having a wall surface provided with a through-hole, and an optical scanning unit, which is provided within the housing, scans light on an object to be scanned in order to form an image on the object to be scanned,... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100046048 - Printing control apparatus and printing control method: The invention provides a printing control apparatus having a function for performing preview displaying prior to printing document data outputted by an application program. The apparatus comprises: a generator for generating a preview image based on the document data in accordance with a print setting; and a preview display controller... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

  
02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100039659 - Image processing system, image processing apparatus, authorized person information management apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable medium: An image processing system includes an authorized person information management apparatus and an image processing apparatus, the authorized person information management apparatus including: a first reception unit; an authorized person information storage unit; an authorized person information acquisition unit; and a first transmission unit; the image processing apparatus including: a... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100039660 - Methods for universal data output: A data output method for rendering at an output device content accessible with an information apparatus, includes obtaining at the information apparatus one or more rasterization parameters corresponding to the output device and conforming at the information apparatus at least part of the data content into one or more output... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100039664 - Image forming apparatus, address storing method and computer-readable recording medium recording address storing program: An image forming apparatus includes a memory, an operation unit for accepting first and second commands, a communication interface for receiving a Web page from an external address over a network based on the first command, a display for displaying the received Web page, a detecting unit for detecting input... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100039668 - Information processing apparatus and method allowing flexible output settings for individual pieces of output data: In order to allow flexible output settings for individual pieces of output data, in a hot folder, names relating to pieces of output data (e.g., subfolder names or print data names) and pieces of output setting information are set in association with each other. Thus, a job ticket is generated... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100039662 - Printer control device with printer configuration control features and related methods: A computer network may include a network server, a network printer having a printer identifier associated therewith, and a plurality of network computers coupled to the network server for generating print jobs to be directed to the printer based upon the printer identifier. Each print job may have a printing... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100039665 - Printing device, printing system, and control method for a printing device: A printing device, a printing system that uses this printing device, and a control method for the printing device can report the output of a print medium in real time without changing the software application of the external device. A print job reception unit receives a print job from an... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100039663 - Printing management system, printing management method, and program: Insertion of a watermark corresponding to the content of a file at the time of the printing of the file is made possible. Importance and/or confidentiality is defined per keyword in advance, and the watermark to be inserted is defined based thereon. At the time of the printing of the... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100039666 - Receipt issuing device, control method for a receipt issuing device, printing device, and control method for a printing device: A receipt issuing device, control method for a receipt issuing device, printing device, and a control method for a printing device can eliminate issuing unnecessary receipts without requiring changing the application of the host device. A transaction information reception unit 61 receives transaction information from a host device 2 that... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100039667 - Restricting replies to communications: A method of communication is disclosed. The method starts by receiving a document and a destination communication address from a first user device. A unique number associated the first user device is allocated and recorded in a pending reply list. The document and the unique number are then communicated to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100039661 - System and method for remote facsimile message retransmission: The subject application is directed to a system and method for remote facsimile message retransmission. At least one document and identification data corresponding to a user are received for association with a facsimile transmission. Destination address data is then received, and facsimile transmission is commenced. Whether the transmission is successful... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100039669 - Wireless information apparatus for universal data output: A data output method for rendering at an output device content accessible with an information apparatus, includes obtaining at the information apparatus one or more rasterization parameters corresponding to the output device and conforming at the information apparatus at least part of the data content into one or more output... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP

20100039670 - Imposition enhancements to support documents with fold-out pages: A sheet resizing module operating in cooperation with an automatic imposition module provides for the automatic imposition of fold out sheets using an imposition template tailored for regular sized sheets. The imposition module can impose the pages of a document as if all the pages are regular sized. A sheet... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20100039657 - Cluster-based printer model for tone reproduction curve estimation: What is disclosed is a system and method for efficiently and accurately estimating the complete TRC for a color marking device equipped with a multi-center cluster halftone screen which has a similar halftone tiling geometry and a similar growth specified by a corresponding single-center cluster halftone screen. The present method... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20100039658 - Method for printing onto coloured substrates: A method for printing an electronic image comprising a plurality of pixels onto a substrate using a computer-assisted image processing system, said method comprising the step of using alpha channel information in combination with substrate color information to calculate the transparency level that needs to be applied to each pixel.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100039672 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and program: The image forming apparatus comprises a resolution converting unit configured to convert a high-resolution image data into a low-resolution image data, an edge judgment unit configured to judge a shape of an edge in the high-resolution image data, and a density correcting unit configured to make a density correction in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100039671 - Using reflectance properties: A method includes applying at least one medium to a substrate with a printing device to form a symbol. The perceived reflectance properties of the symbol are provided by an amount of the at least one medium applied to the substrate.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100039673 - Image forming apparatus capable of properly setting copy conditions of document: In an image forming apparatus outputting a document, a copy condition of the output document and the order of priority among the set copy condition, a condition on the part of the machine, and a condition input by the user to be actually decided on as a copy condition are... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100039676 - Relevant messages associated with incoming fax documents using multiple facsimiles: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in incoming faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with incoming faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile, using, for example, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100039677 - Relevant messages associated with incoming fax documents using previous facsimile: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in incoming faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with incoming faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile, using, for example, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100039674 - Relevant messages associated with outgoing fax documents using multiple facsimiles: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in outgoing faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with outgoing faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile and relevant messages may be added in the... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100039675 - Relevant messages associated with outgoing fax documents using previous facsimile: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in outgoing faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with outgoing faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile and relevant messages may be added in the... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100039678 - Presenting relevant messages associated with incoming fax documents: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in incoming faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with incoming faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile, using, for example, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100039679 - Presenting relevant messages associated with incoming fax documents using previous facsimile: Systems and methods of the present invention allow for incorporation of relevant messages, such as commercial advertisements, in incoming faxes and/or for presentation of relevant messages with incoming faxes. Text may be extracted from a current and/or previously sent or received facsimile, using, for example, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100039680 - Laser processing apparatus and method: A laser processing apparatus includes a stage unit moving a substrate having a plurality of work sections along longitudinal and lateral axes and rotating the substrate at a predetermined angle about a rotational axis, a laser beam oscillating unit oscillating laser beams to process holes in the substrate, a camera... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100039681 - Sheet-fed scanning device with cleaning mechanism: A sheet-fed scanning device with cleaning mechanism is provided. The sheet-fed scanning device includes a housing, a scanning module for scanning a fed-in document, and a cleaning curtain whose one end is fixed on the sheet-fed scanning device. The cleaning curtain is disposed in a sheet-fed direction at the front... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20100039682 - Systems and arrangements for object identification: An object identifying system includes an optical scanning device configured to record a series of linear images of successive portions of a support surface as the support surface is moved between first and second positions. A processor in electrical communication with the optical scanning device is configured to compile data... Agent: Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

20100039683 - Scanning method and auxiliary apparatus of auto-executing appending scanning function: A scanning method and an auxiliary apparatus of auto-executing appended scanning function are disclosed. A specific image, which can be identified by a scanning module of a scanning device, is first loaded on a scanned document or a scanned document carrier, and an appended function denoted by the specific image... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

  
02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100033749 - Data processing apparatus: When a plurality of documents is read to generate an image file including a plurality of pages in a storage medium, if a capacity of the storage medium is short during generation, a storage control unit returns a writing position so that file end information can be written and writes... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033746 - Document management device and document management method with identification, classification, search, and save functions: The present invention provides a document management device including a file receiving device for receiving a document; an optical identification device for performing optical identification on a non-textural content in the received document; a feature mark identifier for setting up a feature mark for the document; and a database for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100033748 - Image forming apparatus, operation-screen updating method, and computer program product: A determination unit detects a change of a configuration of an image forming apparatus and determines whether an operation screen needs to be updated based on a content of detected change. When it is determined that an update of the operation screen is needed, a screen-configuration-data acquisition unit acquires screen... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100033747 - Image forming device, image forming system and computer readable medium for install: An image forming device includes a storage unit that stores a program to use the device itself as image data of a virtual recording medium; and a controller including: a detecting unit that detects connection of another device using the device itself; a transmitting unit that transmits, if the connection... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100033750 - method and apparatus for detecting an inconsistency in dual sided printing: A dual engine printer comprises two print engines, and identical spread data is forwarded to each of the print engines, although each engine prints only one side of the sheet. Each print engine comprises a signature extractor for extracting a signature representative of the spread data it receives, and the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100033751 - Image formation apparatus: An image formation apparatus including: a state indicator which informs of a current system state to an outside; a system state manager which manages the system state; and an alert controller which controls the state indicator according to the system s identified by the system state manager, wherein if the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100033752 - Printer control method and a printer: A printer and reprinting control method do not reprint when an error accompanied by no damage to the actual printing area or print image on paper occurs so that consumables are not wasted. The printer 1 reprints the label 11a on which the print image 11c was being formed when... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100033763 - Computer network scanning: A computer network scanning system and method for fulfilling a scan order using at least one scanner node on a computer network. The computer network scanning includes at least one computer terminal adapted to receive input for the creation of the scan order, at least one order entry server computer... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100033756 - Image communication apparatus, image communication method, and computer program product: An image-data receiving unit receives image data from other image communication apparatus. A storing unit stores therein the image data. An output unit outputs the image data stored in the storing unit. A reading unit reads the image data output by the output unit. An extracting unit extracts a difference... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100033755 - Image forming apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image forming system: An image forming apparatus and an image processing apparatus form N copies of image data that fit a single physical page of print medium. A data receiving section receives print data from an external apparatus. An image reducing section produces a first item of image data based on the print... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100033758 - Image forming system and image forming method: An image forming system wherein, when there is an instruction to print a plurality of copies of the same image, a plurality of copies to be printed are allocated to each of a plurality of printers and distributed printing is performed, with this image forming system including a distributed print... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100033757 - Image processing device, print data generating method, and recording medium: Provided is a print data generation method of generating print data, which is described by a predetermined printer description language and used in a predetermined printing apparatus, by using an image processing device. The method includes receiving first print data, which is described by the predetermined printer description language and... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100033759 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable recording medium stored with information processing program: An information processing apparatus to be used in a printing system having a client apparatus connected to an image forming apparatus via a network, and a server apparatus that manages setting parameters of printing conditions that can be set up on said client apparatus, said information processing apparatus being able... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100033760 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: A information processing apparatus includes a transmission unit configured to transmit data to the outside based on a set transmission address, a reception-unit configured to receive address data for setting the transmission address from an information terminal via a communication medium, and a display unit configured to display, when the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033754 - Layout print system, method for viewing layout document, and program product: There is provided a layout print system including a storage storing electronic data sets having unique document IDs, and a printing image generating apparatus generating printing image data based on the stored electronic data sets. The printing image generating apparatus includes an acquisition section acquiring the electronic data sets, an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100033762 - Method for processing printing orders in server-based networks, and corresponding server-based network: A system and method processes print jobs in server-based networks as well as a relevant network. The system and method provides a printer driver with a printer-independent first part installed on a server and a printer-dependent second part installed on an end device.... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100033761 - Print control method and apparatus: Upon designating bookbinding print, preview images are displayed in a layout after bookbinding. When “store” of intermediate data is designated in a print process, a spooler (302) stores intermediate data and an output job setup file in a spool file (303). When the stored job is selected, a previewer (306)... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100033753 - System and method for selective redaction of scanned documents: The subject application is directed to a system and method for selective redaction of scanned documents. A tangible document is scanned so as to generate electronic image data, and an image of the tangible document is generated on an associated touch screen display in accordance with the electronic image data.... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100033739 - Customized credential and method and system of production: A batch of individualized credentials, e.g., ID tags, event tickets, etc., taken from a credential medium that includes respective polyoptic regions each carrying an encoded image set associated with respective individualized credentials, as well as a system and a method or producing the same. The production process uses credential data... Agent: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C

20100033741 - Image combining apparatus and image combining method: An image processing apparatus combines a background image, handwritten image, and a standard image. A reference image acquired by increasing the luminance value of the background image and the standard image is printed on a recording sheet. A recording sheet is read after being filled in, and a region whose... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033740 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image forming apparatus allows a print unit to print a sheet on which a user handwrites, and combines a handwritten image included in an image obtained by reading out a handwritten sheet with a background image, and prints the combined image. Further, a decor to determine decoration contents for... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033743 - Image forming apparatus, print media transport device, and image quality determining method: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, an image sensor unit, an image data obtaining unit, and an image quality determiner unit to determine quality of an image on a print sheet after fusing based on input image data and output image data as a result of detection... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100033742 - Image processing apparatus and method for controlling the same: An image processing apparatus includes a printing unit to print an image on a sheet, a reading unit to read the sheet, a conversion unit to convert a background image stored in a storage medium into a reference image that represents the background image and has a luminance value higher... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033745 - Image processing method and apparatus: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus in which vector data from which noise has been removed and amount of data reduced can be generated in ideal fashion with regard to an illustration area selected from a document image. The document image is input to the apparatus and is segmented into... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100033737 - Image revising method, image forming apparatus and method for revising image spreading: An image revising method, an image forming apparatus, and a method for revising image spreading are provided. The image revising method includes regulating a black color level in a black area of an input image; adjusting a color level of at least one other color excluding the black color in... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100033736 - Method and system for printing: Aspects of the disclosure provide a printing method that can determine a configuration of a printing system based on contents of a printing job to achieve an optimum image quality for the printing job. Further, the configuration can be provided to a configuration update mechanism via a communication method. The... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20100033738 - Print processing device and control method thereof: A print processing device including a printing unit to print an image on a sheet, a reading unit to read a sheet, an operation unit including keys to be operated by a user, a print control unit to cause the printing unit to print either a first sheet for selecting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033744 - Printing system and control method thereof: A printing system for controlling to allow various settings by one job and reducing output of unnecessary printed materials is provided. To accomplish this, the present invention sets a post-process to be executed for a plurality of sheets that are printed by execution of a job as a first setting,... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100033764 - Digital halftoning method utilizing diffused weighting and class matrix optimization: The present invention discloses a digital halftoning method. The method comprises steps of: (a1) dividing an original image into non-overlapping blocks; (a2) obtaining a Least-Mean-Square trained (LMS-trained) filter by comparing at least a training image and a halftone result corresponding to the training image (a3) optimizing a class matrix with... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100033765 - Document type classification for scanned bitmaps: Systems and methods are described that facilitate determining an original document format for a scanned document by analyzing a bitmap thereof. Text objects are extracted from the document, binarized, and segmented to identify text. Page orientation and text size are used to distinguish between a slideshow-type document, and a word... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100033766 - Managing objects with varying and repeated printed positioning information: A system and method for identifying captured written data associated with a writing surface using a pen-based computing system are described. In one embodiment, a series of writing surfaces, such as notebooks, are produced, each including a plurality of pages that have an encoded pattern. In an embodiment, each writing... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20100033768 - Detection device, image reading control device, and recording medium in which is recorded an error correction program of a detection device: A detection device that includes a setting component, a measuring component, an accumulating component, a determining component, and an increasing/decreasing component is provided. The joint quantity measuring component measures joint quantities between the photoelectric conversion elements that are dependent on precision when arraying the plural photoelectric conversion elements. The joint... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100033771 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus capable of preventing image processing from being performed on data for which an appropriate image processing cannot be carried out and improving the reliability of equipment signature. An MFP as the image processing apparatus reads an original, creates and stores electronic data, and stores electronic data... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100033770 - Image reading apparatus and method: An image reading apparatus executes stop processing to stop scanning of the carriage during the scan operation, acquires information on the stop processing executed by the control unit, corrects a restart position of the carriage for a document image reading after the stop processing based on the information acquired.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100033769 - Image scanning device and copier: A disclosed image scanning device includes a pressing unit for pressing a document; an operation detection unit for detecting an opening operation and a closing operation of the pressing unit; a movable scanning unit for scanning the document; and a control unit for moving the movable scanning unit from a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100033767 - Light scanning unit and image forming apparatus having the same: A light scanning unit of an image forming apparatus to scan a light beam in forward and reverse directions, the light scanning unit including: a beam deflector to deflect the light beam, and to form forward direction and reverse direction scanning lines in an image section and first and second... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100033772 - Multi-page scanner/copier and technique/method to simultaneously scan without separating pages or uncoupling documents or books: A system and method to scan and/or copy virtually simultaneously all of the pages of books, multiple-page documents and/or other printed or illustrated material without requiring the opening of the book, one at a time page separation nor dismantling/uncoupling of documents by scanning multiple pages all at once and using... Agent: Craig Borison

20100033773 - Image reading method and image reading apparatus: There is provided a method of reading an image by reading reflected light from a document that is illuminated. The method includes illuminating the document with light from a light source, changing a degree of diffusion of the light applied from the light source to the document, and reading reflected... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033774 - Variable feeder tray capacity control: The present subject matter relates to methods and systems for feeding sheets or batches of sheets, where a sheet feeder tray capacity level of a sheet feeder table is controllably varied through a hardware or software user interface, allowing a user to selectively set the sheet feeder table capacity level... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100033775 - Optical reflecting mirror, and optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same: A rectangular plate optical reflecting mirror is provided in an optical scanner. The optical reflecting mirror reflects an optical beam onto a surface to be scanned. The optical reflecting mirror includes a center portion and end portions in a longitudinal direction. The center portion has a greater thickness than that... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100033776 - Black calibration system and methods for document scanners: A method and systems for calibrating a document scanner are provided. The scanner calibration method includes providing a geometrically operative black absorption device having a structural geometry that is capable of receiving light and limiting propagation of the received light, where the black calibration target has a total light reflectance... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP (cust. No. W/xerox)

20100033777 - Color conversion device: A color conversion device includes a profile storage unit, a saturation determining unit, a first selecting unit, and a conversion unit. The profile storage unit stores a plurality of profiles, each profile indicating correspondence relationships between input color signals representing values in an input color space defined in an input-side... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100033778 - Image processing apparatus and method therefor: When color materials of more than four colors are used, a signal for the amount of toner used within a range appropriate for the apparatus and toner characteristic is generated using a color separation table. However, a printer receives print data of various formats, such as image data separated into... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

  
02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100027044 - Device to edit documents for printout and method thereof: A device and method of editing documents created in different application programs and stored in a storage unit of a printer to create a new document according to a minimum unit.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100027041 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, data processing method, and storage medium storing program: An image forming apparatus including a plurality of functions corresponding respectively to a plurality of device drivers includes a communication unit configured to communicate with an information processing apparatus according to a universal serial bus standard, a storage unit corresponding to a storage class defined by the universal serial bus... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100027042 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus which, when part of image data cannot be processed, is capable of extracting and processing substitute data having a predetermined relation with the image data that cannot be processed. The image processing apparatus processes an image data file including a plurality of image data portions. A... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100027043 - Print control device and method: According to the present invention, internal print settings of a document are handed over to hot folder settings. A hot folder manager 200 stores handover settings in the XPS performance settings 216 and stores print settings in PT data 217 and JDF data 218. On receipt of an input XPS... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100027046 - Authentication apparatus, authentication system, authentication method, and recording medium having authentication program recorded thereon: Print data including a provisional registration command is received. When the print data including the provisional registration command is received, an authentication code is obtained. The authentication code is stored in a user information DB. Provisional registration data is obtained from the user information DB. Then, a list of provisional... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100027045 - Fingerprint scan order sequence to configure a print system device: What is disclosed is a system and method for capturing fingerprint data in an ordered sequence and using the captured sequence to configure a complex multi-function print system device to a set of device specific settings to perform intended workflow processes. Each finger has a unique associated code. A code... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20100027048 - Image forming apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An apparatus includes a reading unit configured to read a print product and a transmission unit configured to transmit image data of the print product to an external apparatus. The apparatus further includes an inhibition unit configured to inhibit the transmission of the image data based on inhibition information included... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100027047 - Printing control device, printing system and printing control method: When a selection for canceling a security image is input at a client computer, then a password authentication unit causes a display unit to display a password reception screen, whereby an input password is compared with an authentication password stored in a password storage unit. When the passwords are matching,... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100027054 - Computer network including a printer control device with web server interface and related methods: A computer network may include at least one network printer, a plurality of network computers for generating print jobs for the at least one network printer, and a network print server coupled to the plurality of network computers for queuing the print jobs for the at least one network printer.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100027057 - Control apparatus for controlling workflow including a plurality of activities and workflow control method: A method for controlling a workflow of a control apparatus configured to control a workflow including a plurality of activities includes determining a process included in an activity to be executed. If the activity to be executed includes a scan process of a document and an upload process of scan... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100027066 - Display-integrated image forming apparatus: The display-integrated image forming apparatus comprises an image forming device including a document reading portion and a printing portion and a displaying device including a first display screen viewable from the backside or the side of the image forming device. When a user selects arbitrary information from provision information displayed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100027050 - Dynamic bridging of web-enabled components: In an embodiment, a data processing method comprises receiving and storing a set of associations each identifying two or more data processing components and one or more associated actions; receiving a combination of an association and an action that can be performed on the association comprising a first data processing... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100027055 - Image forming apparatus and preview display method: An image forming apparatus is provided that is capable of, in displaying a preview of image data to be output, confirming a confirmation point in accordance with an operation mode immediately without performing a user operation such as enlarging, reducing or shifting. The image processing apparatus (illustrated as a digital... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100027056 - Image forming apparatus, program, and preview display method: Provided is an image forming apparatus that enables to confirm a finish state in a preview reliably so that unnecessary image formation processing due to setting errors by a user is able to be prevented and that processing load for performing a preview display at high speed is reduced. On... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100027060 - Image forming apparatus, program, recording medium, and preview display method: An image forming apparatus is provided that makes it possible to visually identify whether or not additional information is added to image data to be output in a screen in which a preview is displayed easily. The image forming apparatus is provided with an image display portion such as a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100027059 - Image processing apparatus and preview display method: The image processing apparatus is provided with a preview image generating portion for generating a preview image of image data to be output in the unit of an output job, and an image display portion such as a touch panel for displaying the generated preview image. The image display portion... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100027061 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus: An image reading device includes a charge-coupled device that generates and outputs an image signal, a timing generator that outputs a frequency-modulated clock, a modulation signal detector that detects a modulation signal being a signal corresponding to a change in frequency of the clock, an amplitude controller that controls an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100027058 - Image sending apparatus: A digital multi-functional peripheral is provided with a touch panel for displaying various information, a reading portion for reading an original and inputting image data, an NCU for sending the image data, a preview image generating portion for generating a preview image of the image data, and a panel control... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100027068 - Image transmitting apparatus: An image transmitting apparatus is provided that automatically displays an address before transmission if a user gives an instruction for adding a mark such as “CONFIDENTIAL” or “IMPORTANT”. The image transmitting apparatus of the present invention is the image transmitting apparatus transmits image data to a specified address includes an... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100027063 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus capable of participating in an information processing apparatus having plural information processing apparatuses communicating with one another via a network. The information processing apparatus includes a network control unit capable of being connected to the network; an error monitor configured to monitor if an error exists... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20100027062 - Information processing apparatus, job processing method, and storage medium: When a printer driver receives print data from an application, a layout filter lays out pages. After that, when an overlay filter determines that automatic overlay printing is set, the overlay filter reconfigures the document structure of the print data. Then, a render filter performs printing on the reconfigured print... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100027067 - Information processing apparatus, method of information processing, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus transmits a print job including input image data to an image processing apparatus connected thereto, and includes: a determination unit that determines whether a width and/or height of the input image data is smaller than a predetermined threshold, and whether a scaling factor for the image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100027064 - Input device, and multi-function peripheral: An input device including a frame in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped body which is supported by a base and which is movable between a first angular position in which an angle of a lower surface of the frame with respect to a horizontal upper surface of the base... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100027053 - Job control method, computer readable medium, and job control system: A job control method includes: acquiring, from electronic information accepted, set information set for each setting item contained in the electronic information; setting the set information, which is acquired in the acquiring step, for an usable state in the job within a job item contained in a plurality of job... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100027052 - Method and system for unified batch job processing: A more holistic approach to batch job processing simplifies batch job creation, improves user understanding of batch job status and prevents unwanted batch job printing outcomes. In the approach, before printing any print element (e.g. file, document) in a batch job that includes supported print elements and unsupported print elements,... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20100027051 - Method, apparatus, and product for efficient print operations: A method, apparatus, and product for reducing resource footprints for printer operation outputs, comprising: specifying a print job rendering criteria; receiving a request to print a print job having a page number amount; and automatically selecting and printing a portion of the print job as a function of the print... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20100027065 - Printing device, control method for a printing device, and a control program: Without needing reserve printers of plural different types in preparation for an equipment failure, printing as desired can be quickly resumed by simply connecting a replacement printer. The printer 14 has two connection terminals enabling connecting to an external host computer 11 using a daisy chain connection, determines if an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100027049 - Receiving station for mobile host equipment, and method of sharing resources using the station: The invention relates to a receiving station (10) comprising a first physical connection port (20) intended for a first host equipment item and at least one second physical connection port (22) intended for at least one second host equipment item, detection means (24, 34) of host equipment connected to the... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100027069 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus includes a job memory which stores each of image formation jobs, which are received from terminals, in association with a user identifier which identifies a user of a corresponding terminal, an image forming unit which executes the image formation jobs which are stored in the job... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100027070 - Label printer: A label printer having a plurality of input devices for inputting information to said label printer where a first input device can be a keyboard, and a second input device can be a connectable external controlling entity; a supply of image receiving medium such as a tape; a printer adapted... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100027071 - System and method for generating an image enhanced product: Methods and a system for providing an image enhanced product are provided. One method includes identifying a framing system having a holding area with positioning features that hold a masking surface that generally blocks the passage of light through the masking surface except in a plurality of window areas; determining... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100027035 - Dynamic adjustable custom color printer and custom color images: An electrographic printer and related method for providing a custom color including printing custom color on a receiver using a multicolor printer including at least one color module capable of printing at least one color image separation of a first color toner on an imaging member by collecting a first... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company

20100027036 - Image forming device: An image forming device includes an image forming unit, a test image forming unit, a measuring unit, a color density correction data creating unit, a color order setting unit, a performing unit, a print image data acquiring unit, a to-be-used color determination unit, a first determining unit, and an print... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100027039 - Image forming system and sheet processing apparatus: An image forming system capable of shortening the time required to process configuration information on an image forming system and shortening communication time. When any of sheet processing apparatuses is activated before activation of an image forming apparatus, a controller of a sheet processing apparatus acting as a sub-manager configures... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100027038 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: A determining unit determines a color of a character. A color converting unit converts a chromatic color having a predetermined hue into the predetermined color and a chromatic color having a hue other than the predetermined hue and an achromatic color into a black color. A processing unit processes either... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100027037 - Image processing controller and image processing apparatus: An image processing controller inputs image data representing a tone for each pixel into a processing unit via a bus that offers a predetermined transfer speed. A first substituting section renders a given number of low order bits in a tone value of the image data redundant and includes information... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100027040 - Printing control apparatus, printing apparatus, and methods for use in those apparatuses: A printer driver in a host computer (PC/WS) instructs an image input/output apparatus to perform clear toner printing in which color-toner data printed by using a plurality of color toners and clear-toner data printed by using a clear toner are printed in a superimposed relation. Upon accepting an instruction for... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100027072 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing program, and printing apparatus: An image processing apparatus including a specific image detection unit detecting an area including at least a part of a specific image in an input image, a representative color calculation unit calculating a representative color of the specific image on the basis of pixels belonging to the area detected by... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP

20100027073 - Gamma adjustment with error diffusion for electrophoretic displays: Embodiments are directed to image processing methods to improve display quality while using a limited number of pulses and to correct the error between the reflectance and the desired gamma. The complexity of the hardware used for driving a display device may then be reduced to minimum. In addition, in... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100027075 - Image forming apparatus and printing method thereof: An image forming apparatus and a printing method thereof, the printing method including: generating continuous tone data corresponding to an image area of print data and binary data corresponding to a text area of the print data; generating merged data based on the continuous tone data and the binary data;... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100027074 - Partition halftone for multi-tone level output device: An image processing system includes a printing device configured to print a halftone dot using multi-tone levels. The halftone dot is made up of a plurality of pixels, and each pixel is associated with a corresponding tone level. The image processing system further includes a processor. The processor is configured... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP/sharp

20100027076 - Semi automatic punch hole removal: Systems and methods are described that facilitate removing punch hole artifacts in electronic document images. When a document with punch holes is scanned, the punch holes appear as unwanted dark spots in the margin. To remove these artifacts, a blanking regions having background color pixels are placed over the punch... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100027077 - Method of determining coordinate on micro dotmap according to moving vector: When a user holds an optical scanning device to scan a micro dotmap on a displaying medium, a coordinate of a frame center of a retrieved frame on the displaying medium is calculated according to a decoding method for the micro dotmap in advance. A moving vector corresponding to a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100027078 - Multipass image scans for increased measurement resolution during calibration routines: Systems and methods are described that facilitate calibrating a print engine using calibration data sets generated at at least two different L* levels to provide additional calibration measurement resolution toward the darker end of the grayscale spectrum. For instance a first, light grey (e.g., 70-90L*) calibration strip is scanned at... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100027080 - Document reading apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes a housing that has conductive characteristics, a platen that is provided with the housing and that has translucency, and an image reading unit that is arranged so as to be movable in the housing and that reads a document placed on the platen. In particular,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100027079 - Optical reader, image reader and image forming device: An optical reader which reads image information on an original document by moving to the original document includes an illumination unit having at least one light source arranged on a substrate and illuminating the original document, a plurality of mirrors reflecting reflection light from the original document, a focusing lens... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100027081 - Image reader, auto document feeder, and image forming apparatus capable of generating shading data: In an image reader, a reading member fixedly mounted in the image reader reads an image on a sheet conveyed into the image reader. A guide is disposed opposite the reading member to support the sheet with respect to the reading member. A guide moving member moves the guide with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

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