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Facsimile and static presentation processing March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100073692 - Print preview with page numbering for multiple pages per sheet: A sheet preview system generates a print preview of a sheet that has a layout specifying a position and orientation for each page. To generate the print preview of the sheet, the sheet preview system displays a representation of the sheet that includes an image of each page of the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft

20100073701 - Image processing apparatus, index generation method, and computer-readable recording medium having index generation program recorded: An image processing apparatus includes a scanner for reading out documents, a first extraction unit for extracting text contained in document images, a second extraction unit for extracting at least one Web address from the text, a fetch unit for obtaining at least one Web page corresponding to the Web... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100073702 - Printer driver product, print control unit, print system, and print control method: A product of printer driver which operates on an operating system making a computer execute a conversion processing to convert data in electronic document format into data in bitmap format, the printer driver further making the computer execute, an accepting process which accepts from the operating system print target data... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100073700 - Printing apparatus and initialization method of the same: Provided is a printing apparatus which includes a tray for setting a printing medium thereon and performs an initialization process upon turning on the printing apparatus, the printing apparatus including: an abnormal state detecting section which detects an abnormal state upon performing a power-off process; a first information storing section... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100073703 - Image formation apparatus connected to power supplying device capable of supplying power via data communication line, control method performed by same image formation apparatus and storage medium storing program executed by same image formation apparatus: A message displaying area displays a message “DATA HAS BEEN RECEIVED”, which indicates that a print instruction has been received, as well as a message “CONDUCT AUTHENTICATION”, which urges a user to enter identification information. On the other hand, an input area displays a form in which a “username” and... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100073704 - Image forming device: An image forming device includes a processor configured to process image data, an image forming unit configured to perform image formation based on the image data processed by the processor, a cover configured to, when being opened, allow an external access to the image forming unit therethrough, a detector configured... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100073713 - Apparatus, method and system to transfer document: A document transfer method, document transfer apparatus and document transfer system. The document transfer method includes transferring a document and metadata required to request an additional transfer of the document from a sending device to a receiving device, editing the transferred metadata to request an additional transfer of the document,... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100073719 - Facsimile apparatus, and control method and storage medium therefor: A mechanism for reserving a line for use in facsimile transmission before issuance of a user's instruction to execute facsimile transmission is provided. To accomplish this, when a user has initiated settings for facsimile transmission (step S601), a line that is in the “open” state is reserved with reference to... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100073715 - Image forming apparatus and method of processing printing operation thereof: A method of processing a printing operation in an image forming apparatus in which a plurality of printing jobs are processed in a single printing job includes generating connection information to unify a plurality of printing jobs, changing the plurality of printing jobs to a single printing job using the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100073722 - Image forming system and image forming method: An image forming system including an image reading apparatus and a printing apparatus connected to the image reading apparatus through a communication line, in which the image reading apparatus includes a font information acquiring unit which acquires font information indicating a type of a font installed on the printing apparatus,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100073714 - Image processing system, image processing method, management server, image processing device, recording medium recorded with management program, and recording medium recorded with image processing program: An image processing system that can remove users' burden in implementing services by external devices. The image processing device includes the information receiver that receives a list of internal and external service identifiers each of which identifies a corresponding internal and external service, the reception unit that displays the list,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100073726 - Information processing apparatus and printing apparatus, and their control method: This invention relates to a printing apparatus or information processing apparatus, which is connected to a peripheral device management apparatus and holds updatable resource data. The printing apparatus or information processing apparatus asynchronously receives an output job and resource data used upon processing the output job from the peripheral device... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100073710 - Information-processing device, an information-processing system, and a storing medium: An information-processing device includes: an execution unit that executes a first part of a process, based on process instruction data representing a process including a first part and a second part of the process, the first part and the second part of the process performed by the information-processing device and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100073716 - Method and apparatus for forming a document set: A method for forming a document set is described. The document set is formed from rectangular sheets and includes an envelope sheet and at least one insert sheet where the at least one insert sheet and the envelope sheet are selected from a range of industry standard rectangular sizes. The... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100073711 - Method of monitoring a sequence of documents: A method of monitoring a sequence of documents passing along a transport path is described. The method including: operating a radiation transmitter with a control signal at a first, working, level to cause radiation at a first intensity to impinge on one side of a document as it passes an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100073709 - Methods, devices and systems for encoding graphical primitives: Encoding a graphical element for processing can utilize an edge pair format in which the graphical element is divided into multiple objects, where each object contains exactly two edges which do not cross or self-intersect. Another format is a run-length encoding (RLE) format in which the graphical element is divided... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100073708 - Operation apparatus, processing system, and computer readable medium: An operation apparatus includes: an execution request unit that requests a processing apparatus, which executes a predetermined processing, to execute the predetermined processing; a first receiving unit that receives a notification, from the processing apparatus to which the execution of the predetermined processing is requested, that the execution of the... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100073725 - Optimized printing of electronic documents: Approaches for the optimized printing of electronic documents are provided. The approaches are applicable to a wide variety of contexts and implementations and include generating an estimated processing time for an electronic document and reporting the estimated processing time back to a client device. Generating an estimated time to process... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100073724 - Plug-in software program, function extension method, and function extension device: In the present invention, in a plug-in of a general-purpose application, a user is only required to specify the size of a printout to be output in order to calculate a paper size that has the same aspect ratio as an output size that is within the maximum paper size... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100073705 - Print job assignment method allowing user-prioritization: An automatic job assignment method implemented in a print job management apparatus for processing print jobs in a multiple-printer print shop environment described. Each print job is processed by comparing the printing requirements of the job with capabilities of the printers to find one or more candidate printers that can... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20100073712 - Print job assignment method allowing user-prioritization: An automatic job assignment method implemented in a print job management apparatus for processing print jobs in a multiple-printer print shop environment described. Each print job is processed by comparing the printing requirements of the job with capabilities of the printers to find one or more candidate printers that can... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20100073720 - Print system for conferencing and print method thereof: A print system for conferencing includes a plurality of print apparatuses that are provided in a plurality of conference locations and interconnected via a network; a storage that registers in itself, data of conference material and information of prospective attendees from the respective conference locations; and a detector that detects... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100073723 - Printing method and apparatus, print control method, and mulitmedia apparatus: A printing method and apparatus, a print control method, and a multimedia apparatus are provided. The printing method includes receiving a multimedia file or additional information of the multimedia file from a multimedia apparatus; interpreting the multimedia file or the additional information of the multimedia and obtaining at least one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100073706 - Printing of proof copy with reduced resource usage in a print shop management system: A proof copy printing method implemented in a print shop. When a user desires to print a proof copy of a print job while reducing resource usage, the user activates a GUI screen, which allows the user to conveniently set multiple parameters that will achieve reduced resource usage. When printing... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20100073717 - Real-time synchronization of front and back side printing in double-sided web printing: A system and a method for synchronizing printing of images on both sides of a web in a double-sided web printer includes a method including printing a first image on a first side of the web by a first printing device; printing a second image on a second side of... Agent: Agfa C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100073718 - Sales data processing apparatus, store printer system and computer program product: A sales data processing apparatus is connected to another one or more sales data processing apparatuses and a plurality of printers via a communication network. Printer identification information and address information on the communication network is set on each printer. The sales data processing apparatus includes: a communication section to... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100073721 - Scanner, image forming apparatus including the same, and image processing method thereof: A scanner, an image forming apparatus including the same, an image processing method of the scanner and a printing method of the image forming apparatus. The image processing method includes acquiring an environment image, acquiring a main scan image by scanning a document on a flatbed, and extracting a document... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100073707 - Systems and methods for facilitating virtual cloud printing: A streaming printer that facilitates virtual cloud printing may include a network interface that receives engine-ready data from a cloud computing grid. The streaming printer may also include a raster input storage that temporarily holds the engine-ready data that is received via the network interface. The streaming printer may also... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20100073728 - Apparatus, system, and method for printing on variable form media: An apparatus, system, and process for printing on variable form media are provided. Variable form media has a variety of physical configurations. Each physical configuration may have a unique print target for receiving printing. The apparatus, system, and process include a computer configured to receive text information. The computer organizes... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20100073727 - System and method for greeting card template matching: The subject application is directed to a system and method for greeting card template matching. Color image data is received from an associated user. A plurality of greeting card templates are stored, with each template having associated color data corresponding to its colorization. Colorization properties of received color image data... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20100073694 - Image scanner configured to detect size of original: An image scanner has a scanning unit which captures an image of an original placed on a platen, a scanning unit moving mechanism which moves the scanning unit in an auxiliary scanning direction, and an image processing unit which processes the image of the original scanned by the scanning unit.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy &presser, P.C.

20100073693 - Method of controlling scaled-down printing for host device and the hose device using the method: A method of controlling scaled-down (size-reduced) printing for a host device and the host device using the method, the method including inputting a scaling-down mode for the print document through a user interface (UI) of the host device; inputting a scaling-down rate fine adjustment for the scaling-down mode to generate... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100073695 - Methods and systems for increasing performance of server-based rendering: Methods, devices, and systems for printing include a raster image processor that has a central processing unit (CPU) to decode graphical elements from a page description language (PDL); and a graphic processing unit (GPU) that is separate from, and coupled to, the CPU and renders the decoded graphical elements from... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100073696 - Page expansion and printing method: A page expansion and printing method includes the steps of receiving a first page description into a first memory buffer, the first page description having a bio-level black layer and a contone CMYK layer; decompressing the bi-level black layer and the contone CMYK layer in parallel; half-toning the contone CMYK... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100073697 - Electric charging apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same: An electric charging apparatus and an image forming apparatus using the electric charging apparatus, capable of stably discharging electrons and reducing deterioration in an electron discharging member, which includes an electric field forming device including two electrodes facing each other to form electric field therebetween including an electron discharging member... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100073699 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system including the same, and printing method thereof: An image forming apparatus capable of reducing a stitch effect, an image forming system including the same, and a printing method thereof. The printing method of the image forming system includes inputting image data to be printed; and, if adjacent first and second objects included in the input image data... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100073698 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus and computer readable medium for image processing: An image processing apparatus includes an image information acquiring unit that acquires image information; a line region setting unit that sets a line region in an image indicated by the image information acquired by the image information acquiring unit; and a background correcting unit that corrects an image density of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100073729 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable medium for controlling image form: An image forming apparatus includes a print data receiving unit that receives print data designating black as a color material for printing a code information portion; a discriminating unit that discriminates as to whether or not black as a color material is in a usable state; a print data generation... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100073730 - Data transmitting method of image forming apparatus and image forming apparatus for performing data transmitting method: A method of transmitting data from an image forming apparatus, the method including: receiving identification information of a destination of the data; determining whether to transmit the data to the destination corresponding to the received identification information based on a security policy of the image forming apparatus; and transmitting the... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100073731 - Image generating apparatus: An image generating apparatus according to the present invention includes: a first light source unit that emits light in a first wavelength band to a subject; a second light source unit that emits light in a second wavelength band, which is a part of the first wavelength band, to the... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100073732 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a high-resolution converting unit configured to use image data of a plurality of frames of images in which positions read by a sensor are shifted by less than one pixel in a main scanning direction and/or a sub-scanning direction to generate image data having resolution... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100073733 - Restricted image processing device and method for restricting usage of an image processing device: An image processing device includes a date and time information management unit for managing date and time information, a device management unit for determining, whether or not image processing is restricted based on the date and time information and based on the time of image processing, an image processing restriction... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100073734 - Scanner, image correcting method therein, and image forming apparatus having the same: A scanner including: a transparent plate; a light emitting unit that emits light to an object on the transparent plate; a sensor to form an image of the object; a focusing lens unit that is arranged on a light path between the transparent plate and the sensor, to focus light... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100073735 - Camera-based document imaging: A process and system to transform a digital photograph of a text document into a scan-quality image is disclosed. By extracting the document text from the image, and analyzing visual clues from the text, a grid is constructed over the image representing the distortions in the image. Transforming the image... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100073741 - Data conversion/output apparatus for digitalizing sensor data and outputting through a sensor array: A data conversion/output device includes a number of sensors, voltage-time conversion circuits that are arranged adjacent to respective sensors and change output levels upon the lapse of times corresponding to output voltage values from the sensors after a conversion operation start point in order to convert voltage outputs of the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100073738 - Image processing apparatus and image copy method: An image processing apparatus and an image copy method are provided. The image processing apparatus includes a housing, a scanning module and a processing unit. The processing unit is for controlling the scanning module to perform a scanning process. The scanning process includes the steps of scanning module to respectively... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20100073740 - Image processing system and image scanner therefor: An image processing system includes an information processing device configured to externally receive image data and display thereon an image based on the image data, and an image scanner connected with the image processing device. The image scanner includes a scanning unit configured to scan an image on a document... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100073736 - Image reader, image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image reader includes a platen, a display section and a reading section. The platen holds a document thereon. The display section displays a display image and is located on the platen. The reading section reads a document image of the document placed on the platen and is provided in... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100073739 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus that, in a case where the light amount of light illuminated from an image reading lamp has decreased, maintains the quality of a read image without decreasing productivity, and a method for controlling that image reading apparatus, are provided. To accomplish this, this image reading apparatus... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100073737 - Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and carriage positioning method: An image reading apparatus includes a carriage having mounted thereon a linear light source and an image sensor and a reference pattern member disposed at a reference position located toward the first direction from a home position. The current location of the carriage is judged relatively to first and second... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100073742 - Scanning device: A scanning device comprising a first image sensor, a second image sensor module and a housing. The first image sensor module has a first image array sensor for scanning information from a first side of media. The second image sensor module is mounted opposite the first image sensor module so... Agent: Douglas L Weller

20100073743 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable medium for image forming: An image forming apparatus includes a classifying unit which classifies constituent elements constituting print data into a single or a plurality of areas based on a plurality of types of the constituent elements; a color conversion processing unit which performs, with respect to each of the constituent elements classified by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100067032 - Data input/output system, data input/output system control method and data input/output system control apparatus: In a data input/output system having a plurality of input devices and a plurality of output devices, a display can be performed with a consistency maintained between an input parameter used to establish the operational condition of an input device to be used for data input and an output parameter... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100067034 - Data processing apparatus having a printer driver for changing an output destination: An application mounted in a data processing apparatus creates a document and issues a print request of the document. A printer driver receives the print request and creates print data by setting a format of the document as a specific format of model dependency, and changes a default output destination... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20100067033 - Image forming apparatus, activation control method: An image forming apparatus activates target devices including connected devices and internal devices, and executes a requested process. The image forming apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire information pertaining to the connected devices, information pertaining to a startup method of the image forming apparatus, and information pertaining to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067035 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method, and program: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including a unit that receives application information having function identification information and user identification information from an information processing apparatus and records the received application information in an application information management unit; a unit that acquires from the application information management unit a list... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067031 - System and method for identifying a genuine printed document: A system and method for verifying that a document is included in a document management system is disclosed. This system and method includes radio frequency scanning at least a portion of the document, generating document data dependently upon the radio frequency scanning, comparing the generated document data to stored document... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100067038 - Authentication output system, device using apparatus, network device, output data managing program, output control program, output system, authentication output method, and output method: An authenticator includes: network devices performing output; and an apparatus communicably using the network devices. The apparatus includes: first storage storing the output data; second storage storing tickets specifying whether to permit or restrict output data use; and a utilization manager managing output data use. When the authentication succeeds, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100067036 - Billing management system, image processing apparatus, billing control method and recording medium: Before executing a job, a printer performs an estimation of a billing amount with use of a simplified billing table, and if the estimated billing amount exceeds a balance, execution of the job is cancelled, and if within the balance, the job is executed. After the job is finished, the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100067037 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium: A method for controlling an information processing apparatus capable of receiving access from an external apparatuses, the method including: determining whether access from the external apparatus is permitted based on biometric information; instructing a printing unit to print a permit including the biometric information; receiving the biometric information included in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100067046 - Charging system, charging method, recording medium, and image forming apparatus for performing charging process with improved user convenience: A charging management server is informed of an ED number stored in an IC card, and a user charging table of the charging management server is read. A new user charging list is transmitted to an MFP. In the case where the MFP receives a cooperative job to be executed... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100067047 - Display control apparatus, image forming apparatus, and computer-readable medium storing display control program: A display control apparatus includes: a display unit that displays an image; a web browser that causes the display unit to display thereon a web page; an operation state detection unit that detects an operation state of an image forming apparatus; and a panel application that causes the display unit... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100067040 - Document processing apparatus, printing system, document processing method, computer-readable medium and computer data signal: A document processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit and an output unit. The acquiring unit acquires first document data containing page image data corresponding to pages of a document. Each page of the document has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The output unit... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100067043 - Image forming apparatus: In an MFP, a system controller is connected to an engine via a universal transmission line and a dedicated transmission line. When MFP is powered, the system controller sends a mode signal to the engine via the dedicated signal line. If the mode signal indicates that the power mode is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067045 - Image forming apparatus and computer-readable medium storing operation control program: An image forming apparatus includes: a display unit that displays an image; a web browser that causes the display unit to display thereon a web page; and an operation setting unit that receives from a user and stores an input of operation settings relating to the operation of the image... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100067042 - Image forming apparatus and data transferring method: A plotter repeats a process of standing by until the next line synchronization timing after data transfer for one line and transferring DMAC control information requesting data transfer for one line to an MCH for each line synchronization timing whereby image data for one page is transferred. Therefore, data transfer... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100067049 - Image forming device and computer-readable storage medium: An image forming device includes an embedded information job control part configured to connect software components and control execution of an embedded information job that embeds information into image data or extracts embedded information from image data. The embedded information job control part includes a common part configured to perform... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20100067048 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In a conventional image processing apparatus configured to display a preview image of a representative page of an image file including a plurality of pages and including a plurality of pieces of image data, it is difficult for a user to easily recognize, from the preview image, the content of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100067044 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium recording image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes a display; a memory for storing first information indicating an acquisition source of image data, second information indicating an editing process of the image data and third information indicating an output destination of the image data associated with one another as a setting information group;... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100067053 - Image processing device, image processing method and remote-scan image processing system using the same: In the image processing device, method and system of the present invention, a destination identifier of an image file is stored, the destination identifier indicating one of a plurality of external stations as a destination station which receives the image file from the image processing device through a network. At... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067050 - Job execution system, image processing apparatus, job execution method and recording medium: A job execution system includes a terminal apparatus and an image processing apparatus. The terminal apparatus includes an accepter that accepts a value set by a user for one or more than one setting item to execute a job by the image processing apparatus and a transmitter that transmits the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100067052 - Method and apparatus for managing information, and computer program product: An area extracting unit extracts area information from a page of document information for each area of different types arranged on the page. A relation extracting unit extracts relation information indicating a relation between the area information and the page of the document information that is an extraction source of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100067041 - Method for producing a label, computer program product, network node and system for carrying out the method: There is provided a method and system for producing a label that can be applied onto a mailpiece. An exemplary method comprises providing a data service via a network node, the data service being performed in a provider server of a service provider. The exemplary method also comprises performing a... Agent: InternationalIPLaw Group

20100067051 - Printing control system, printing apparatus, and recording medium recording a printing apparatus program: A printing control system comprising a printing apparatus, a server providing content and connected to the printing apparatus via a network, and a viewing terminal connected to the printing apparatus, the printing apparatus includes a content request transmission device that transmits a content request to the server; the server includes... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100067054 - Spatially selective uhf near field microstrip coupler device and rfid systems using device: A system having a UHF RFID transceiver is adapted to communicate exclusively with a single electro-magnetically coupled transponder located in a predetermined confined transponder operating region. The system includes a near field coupling device comprising a plurality of lines connected in parallel with an unmatched load. The near field coupling... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100067039 - System and method for providing advertising to printers: A system for printing documents includes a printer; a replaceable cartridge coupled to the printer and providing a consumable to the printer for printing the documents; and a printer driver configured and arrange to be disposed on a device coupled to the printer for assisting in providing the documents to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100067055 - Technology for combining images in a form: When a plurality of image data are received, a form data from among at least one form data and a format data from among at least one format data are selected based on number of the image data. The image data, selected form data and format data are combined to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067023 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus which can generate a vector image with a high image quality at a high speed in a small memory capacity. The present invention generates an image with low resolution by performing resolution conversion to a compressed image with high resolution and obtains information... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100067024 - Label processor and method relating thereto: A system and method are provided for providing information on at least one container for storing a biological sample, including: a holder configured to hold at least one biological sample container and a receiver configured to receive information relating to at least one of the container or the biological sample... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20100067028 - Apparatus, method, and computer program product for forming images: An image forming apparatus includes plural input filter sections controlling different types of input-processing performed by corresponding input devices to produce respective input image data sets each having a different input format, plural output filter sections controlling different types of output-processing performed by corresponding output devices that receive respective output... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067029 - Colored investment data display system and method: A method and system that provides a unique data display tool for use in the investment area and utilizes color coated entries in various data displays to aid in the client's assimilation of investment data and information. More specifically, the method and system uses a plurality of colors that are... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator

20100067030 - Image color adjustment: At least one of a plurality of achromatic object color ranges is selected based on the image targeted for processing, and a color adjustment process is executed based on the selected achromatic object color range. Image may be reproduced using a color image data after a color correction of the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100067025 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, terminal device, gradation characteristic measuring method, computer readable medium storing program and gradation characteristic measurement sheet: A terminal device includes: a colorimetry unit that performs colorimetry on color values of respective measurement regions on a gradation characteristic measurement sheet where the plural measurement regions are formed in different densities; and a determination unit that determines identification information to identify the gradation characteristic measurement sheet based on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100067027 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus and an image processing method are provided which are capable of selecting an image to be printed in a user's intended color. The image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a selecting condition setting unit configured to prepare an image selecting condition depending on set... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100067026 - Method of and system for predicting print colors: A method and a system for predicting print colors are provided. A profile generator determines standard density spectral reflectances of a color chart printed under standard density conditions, first changed density spectral reflectances of a color chart printed with only the density of one of colors C, M, Y, K... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100067056 - Automated ink color matching of solids and tones: In the development of custom SPOT color inks, there will be only a single combination of pigments that will produce the correct color for both the solid tones and for one or more halftones intermediate between the full tone and the unprinted substrate. A novel system and method is presented... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100067059 - Halftone printing with different screens: A method of enabling preparing a printing system calibrated with a first halftone screen for printing with a second halftone screen. The calibration is represented by calibration data. Calibration data for the second halftone screen is produced from the existing calibration data of the first halftone screen without resorting to... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100067058 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus and an image processing method which print and output image data subjected to halftone processing with an appropriate density characteristic. The image processing apparatus generates a halftone image from a multi-value image using a threshold value arrangement, and generates a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100067057 - Method of halftone watermarking for hiding multi-tone watermark or two-tone watermark: A method is performed to hide a watermark in two halftone images or in a single halftone image. The halftone image contains information of the hidden watermark, and each pixel value of the halftone image is associated with a corresponding offset value. The offset value is determined according to a... Agent: J C Patents

20100067060 - Populating multidimensional look-up tables with missing values: Values at nodes of a LUT which is arranged as a rectangular grid of cells are populated, wherein the populated values model an underlying process that transforms from a first color space to a second color space, and some of the cells of the LUT are completely inside a constraint... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100067061 - Image reading apparatus and image reading method: An image acquiring unit reads an original and outputs whole image data of the original including a vertical streak portion corresponding to a location of a foreign material on a read surface of the reading unit. A storing unit stores therein the image data output from the image acquiring unit.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067062 - Image forming device: An image forming device includes a display unit, an original image display unit, a touch panel, a detecting unit, a selected region determining unit, an image forming unit, and a control unit. The display unit includes a display region. The original image display unit displays an original display image in... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy &presser, P.C.

20100067063 - Image forming apparatus, e-mail server, e-mail facsimile transmission system having the same, and e-mail facsimile setting method of image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, an e-mail server, an e-mail facsimile transmission system having the same and an e-mail facsimile setting method of an image forming apparatus. The e-mail facsimile setting method of an image forming apparatus which transmits an e-mail for facsimile transmission to a facsimile server, includes displaying a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100067064 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing system includes a client apparatus and a server apparatus. The server apparatus includes an item extraction unit, an item classification unit, and an image selection processing unit. The item extraction unit extracts a prescribed item from a document. The item classification unit classifies the extracted item into... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100067065 - Document reading apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes a document positioning plate configured to set a document to be read thereon, a light source configured to emit light onto an area where the document is set on the document positioning plate, an image sensor configured to photoelectrically convert reflected light of the light... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100067066 - Outlining method for properly representing curved line and straight line, and image compression method using the same: When generating outline data, the contour pixels of the binarized image data are first extracted. Based on the extracted contour pixels, the contour of the image data is approximated to a straight line. In the straight-line approximation process, the distance between adjacent contour pixels among the extracted contour pixels is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100067067 - Information processing methodology: An information processing methodology gives rise to an application program interface which includes an automated digitizing unit, such as a scanner, which inputs information from a diversity of hard copy documents and stores information from the hard copy documents into a memory as stored document information. Portions of the stored... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100067068 - Book scanner using the digital camera: The present invention relates to a book scanner using a digital camera, including a main body including a housing opened at a top thereof and having an inner space and a table covering the opened top of the housing, illuminating units disposed in the main body and configured to irradiate... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100067069 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes a VCSEL that includes a plurality of light sources emitting light beams, an image processing unit, and write control units that send a sub-scanning start reference signal indicating a reference for starting image formation in a sub-scanning direction and start a control of driving the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100067070 - Image reading device: An image reading device includes: a line illuminator for irradiating a document G; an erecting equal-magnification lens array operative to condense light reflected by the document G and including a stack of a first lens array plate and a second lens array plate each provided with an arrangement of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100067071 - Flexible system for feeding and processing multi-page documents: A system for feeding and processing documents includes a document transport system adapted to transport documents to document processing stations. A fastening device detecting station is connected to the transport system and is adapted to detect a fastening device securing together pages of a document. A fastening device removing station... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc.

20100067072 - Three-dimensional calibration using orientation and position sensitive calibration pattern: Systems and methods using an orientation/position-sensitive calibration pattern for three-dimensional calibration of an imaging system, such as one used in a process for scanning documents are disclosed. The method generally includes positioning the pattern on a support, capturing images using cameras to be calibrated, each image containing at least a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100060922 - Image forming apparatus and controlling method for the same: A MFP stores document type information and a contact destination of an approver in association with each other. When the MFP receives a job execution request from a communication apparatus, the MFP transmits an approval request for output of an electronic document to the contact destination. When the output of... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100060921 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system and control method in image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, an image forming system including the same, and a control method of the image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus including: an output unit; a scanning unit to scan a damaged bank note and generate image data therefrom; and a controller to calculate an area of... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100060923 - Apparatus, method and program: An object of the present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus which can efficiently perform detection and decode processing carried out in parallel for a plurality of kinds of codes. For achieving the above object, an apparatus according to the present invention is an information processing apparatus capable... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100060927 - Apparatus for communicating with rfid tag, apparatus for producing rfid labels and label image management system: There are provided a reader antenna configured to carry out radio communication with a RFID circuit element provided at a RFID label and provided with an IC circuit part storing information and a tag antenna capable of transmission/reception of information and a display portion configured to specify a tag ID... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100060925 - Controlling sensitive information leakage in printing: Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to controlling sensitive information leakage in printing. In aspects, one or more interception units sit in the print path(s) of a device. The interception unit(s) receives print data that is generated on the device and extract information from the print data. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100060931 - Document management system: This disclosure discloses a document management system comprising: a scan apparatus provided with an optical reading device configured to optically read a paper medium to be processed and to create image data corresponding to said paper medium; a radio frequency identification (RFID) label producing apparatus configured to produce an RFID... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100060929 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: A digital multi function peripheral as an image forming apparatus reads, if an external storage device is connected to an external interface, a print data file including setting information concerning printing and image data for printing from the external storage device connected to the external interface, receives an instruction for... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100060932 - Image processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus includes a job-data analyzing unit configured to analyze print job data to check a command contained in the print job data; an image generating unit configured to generate an image corresponding to the print job data analyzed by the job-data analyzing unit; a value acquiring unit... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100060924 - Method, system, and driver for virtual fulfillment: A system for virtual fulfillment is also disclosed. The system has one or more distributed fulfillment devices. The system also has one or more fulfillment controllers coupled to the one or more distributed fulfillment devices. The system further has a client and a virtual fulfillment driver installed on the client.... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

20100060926 - Methods and apparatus for delivering documents: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for delivering documents. A web based application server transmits a document to a distribution management system. The distribution management system then translates the document if necessary (e.g., from a spreadsheet to a PDF and a fax) and sends the translated document to one... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100060928 - Printing method of attached file, and image forming apparatus and image forming system employing the same: An attached file printing method of an image forming apparatus, and image forming apparatus and system employing the same are provided. The attached file printing method of an image forming apparatus includes: determining whether there is a printable attached file in a printing target original document or not; converting at... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100060930 - Printing system and computer readable storage medium for use therein: A data processing device includes a storage section, a path retrieving section, a judging section, and a print job creating section. The storage section stores a path for accessing to a predefined storage area. The path retrieving section retrieves a path of a storage area storing print data to be... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100060933 - Image forming apparatus and control method therefor: An image forming apparatus includes DMA control units each of which is provided with DMA controllers. Each DMA controller is provided with a plurality of data buffers respectively corresponding to different addresses in a subscanning direction. Each of a predetermined number of pixel data in a main scanning direction is... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100060934 - Systems and methods for optimal memory allocation units: Methods for determining an optimal memory allocation unit size for a framebuffer in a single memory pool comprising frame buffer memory and display list memory on printing devices are presented. In some embodiments, a method for determining an optimal allocation unit size for memory allocation units allocated from a memory... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100060935 - Image data processor and image data processing program storage medium: The image data processor generates storage layout information and output joint information, and then generates a page raster for storage based on the storage layout information and a page raster for output based on the output joint information. The storage layout information is based on layout information describing object layouts... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100060936 - Image data processor and image data processing program storage medium: Based on layout information, in regard to a group of reusable objects appearing in a range from a lowermost layer to a layer immediately before a variable object appears in the order of arranging image objects, one new reusable object is generated for each group of pages on which reusable... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100060908 - Printing control apparatus, printing control method, and storage medium: A method for controlling printing for causing a printing apparatus which can print on a sheet of paper having a size other than a predetermined size to print data generated by an application capable of allocating pages corresponding to a sheet of paper having the predetermined size to a printing... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100060915 - Apparatus and method for image processing, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a frequency information extracting unit configured to extract frequency information of an input image, a color information extracting unit configured to extract color information of the input image, a feature amount calculating unit configured to calculate a feature amount of the input image on the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100060916 - Controller for printing device: A controller for a printing device including a print performing unit may be provided with a data file selecting unit, an index printing data generating unit, and a providing unit. The data file selecting unit may sequentially select a data file from a plurality of data files. The index printing... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100060909 - Extensible control of document processing: In an embodiment, a method comprises, in a print application management computer program that enables a user to generate a printed application using one or more document processing devices: identifying a plug-in that extends one or more capabilities of the print application management computer program; extending the print application management... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100060917 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: A mask processing unit masks a peripheral image of a page image in every page of an input original document, and generates an area image which is obtained by masking the peripheral image from the page image. A determining unit determines a color of the area image. When the determining... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100060918 - Image forming apparatus capable of enhancing resolution of image data in high quality: MFP matches low-resolution binary image data received by facsimile with a dot pattern showing a jaggy. If there is any matching region, the image data is converted into multivalued image data by performing jaggy correction in which the tone of a target dot in the region is substituted with a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100060914 - Image forming apparatus to have processing apparatus and processing method of image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus to have a processing apparatus includes a plurality of main developing apparatuses to form an image on a printing medium, an auxiliary developing apparatus to form an image on the printing medium using at least one developer different from developers used in the plurality of main... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100060920 - Image processing apparatus and method of controlling same: In an image processing apparatus that is capable of setting desired image processing conditions for each of images that have been shot, an image of interest for which number of prints is to be set is specified and it is determined whether image processing conditions have been set for the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100060913 - Image processing device, image processing system, image processing method, recording medium storing a program, and data signal: An image processing device, which includes: an original reception unit that receives an original image; a dot image generation unit that generates, on the basis of additive information to be added to the original image, a dot image in which a plurality of dots each formed by one or more... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100060911 - Methods and apparatus for color uniformity: Methods and apparatus for achieving color and luminance uniformity in color output devices. In one embodiment, measurements of luminance and chrominance are taken at various regions of the display surface for a range of color inputs. Using the collected data, a color volume is formed for each of the measured... Agent: Apple C/o Mofo Sd

20100060919 - Print label editing apparatus: This disclosure discloses a print label editing apparatus comprising: an operation device that enables an operator to edit print contents to be printed on a print-receiving tape; a display device that displays a print image to be printed; a reference position determining portion that determines whether or not a first... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100060912 - Printing system and secure document printing method: A printing system can include an output unit to print printing data using main developers including a cyan (C) developer, a yellow (Y) developer, a magenta (M) developer, a black (K) developer, and a supplementary developer, a detection unit to detect whether a security mark is present in the printing... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100060910 - System and method, and computer program product for detecting an edge in scan data: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for detecting an edge in scan data. In use, RGB scan data is analyzed for determining an approximate location of a background in the scan data representing a background adjacent a document having a similar color as the background. Additionally, a... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20100060937 - Method for adaptively screening a continuous tone original and device for carrying out said method: The invention relates to illustrative data reproduction in printing and publishing industry. The inventive method consist in converting an input two-dimension signal comprised of multilevel tone values of areas (3) of the original into a two-dimension halftone print copy signal consisting of two-level tone values of printed and blank elements... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100060938 - Image forming apparatus, density-shift correction method, and computer program product: A density detector detects a first density of a first pattern and a second density of a second pattern from a density-correction determination patch. A density-correction-value calculator calculates a density correction value from the first and the second densities. A noise-occurrence determination unit determines whether a target pixel is a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100060939 - Method of producing improved lenticular images: An image comprising a plurality of interlaced images is provided, and the image is halftone processed according to one or more processes. The image is halftone processed according to a predetermined function depending at least in part on a gray scale level for a given pixel and on gray scale... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100060940 - Method, computer program and print system for trapping print data: In a method or system for trapping print data with a plurality of respective objects, the objects being individually transferred into a bit map pixel file, at least one overfill is determined for the respective object relative to color regions bordering the respective object in the pixel file according to... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100060943 - Decoding message data embedded in an image print via halftone dot orientation: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for encoding/decoding data in a cover contone image via halftone dot orientation modulation. Arrays of halftone threshold values are used to determine a desired orientation, e.g. 0/90°+/−45° for a given single data value of the original message to be embedded. Message... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20100060942 - Encoding message data in a cover contone image via halftone dot orientation: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for encoding/decoding data in a cover contone image via halftone dot orientation modulation. Arrays of halftone threshold values are used to determine a desired orientation, e.g. 0/90°±45° for a given single data value of the original message to be embedded. Message... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20100060945 - Information embedding method, its program and information embedding device: There are used a first information embedding method that is used for embedding first information and specified by a first information expression rule and a second information embedding method that is used for embedding second information and specified by a second information expression rule different from the first information expression... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100060944 - Methods of protecting security documents from counterfeiting: A method of protecting a security document from counterfeiting includes applying at least one security element containing a concealed Fourier pattern to the document. The concealed Fourier pattern is produced from a master Fourier profile, and is applied to the document by embossing, engraving, laser ablation or chemical etching, and/or... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20100060941 - Systems and methods for previewing copy protected documents: Systems and methods consistent with disclosed embodiments provide for a method for previewing documents by associating one of a plurality of copy protection templates with a document; and viewing the document using one of a plurality of options associated with a user-interface by blending an image corresponding to the copy... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100060946 - Apparatus for electronic capture of business card data: The present invention offers a system and method for users to maintain, manage, manipulate, and transmit business card and other business and professional related data via automated means through a scanner that inputs initial data into a computing system, a computing system that allows for the organization and administration of... Agent: David E. Orr

20100060947 - Data capture from multi-page documents: A method for processing a batch of scanned images is provided. The method comprises processing the scanned images into documents; for documents comprising multiple pages maintaining a page-based coordinate system to specify a location of structures within a page and joining the pages to form a multi-page sheet having a... Agent: Hahn And Moodley, LLP

20100060950 - Document reading device and image forming apparatus: A document reading device includes: a document image acquisition unit that scans a document and obtains a document image; a document image storage unit that stores the document image obtained by the document image acquisition unit; a compression unit that compresses the document image stored in the document image storage... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100060952 - Image forming apparatus: An image-data acquiring unit acquires image data of an image. An image processing unit performs a predetermined image processing on the image data. A signal generating unit generates a scanning signal for determining a section of the image data for performing the image processing. A signal control unit stores waveform... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100060953 - Image processing apparatus and method and computer program product for controlling the same: A scanner-characteristic correcting unit converts read image data into normalized image data. A first image processing unit applies a first image processing on the normalized image data. A color determining unit performs a color determination of the normalized image data. A controller image processing unit that applies a second image... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100060954 - Image scanner and image scanning method: An image scanner includes a transparent plate, a scanning device, a driving device, a positioning member, a light absorbing portion and a white reference portion. The transparent plate has an original placing surface. The scanning device irradiates an original with light by means of a light source and scans reflected... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100060951 - Image-reading apparatus: An image-reading apparatus that reads an image of an original includes an array sensor including photoelectric-conversion elements linearly arranged; an optical system configured to form the image of the original onto the array sensor; a signal-processing circuit configured to convert outputs of the array sensor into digital signals and sequentially... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100060949 - Pixel interpolation apparatus, pixel interpolation method and image reading apparatus: A pixel interpolation apparatus including an interpolation section for calculating an estimation density value of a missing pixel from densities of peripheral pixels of the missing pixel; and a correction section for calculating a first average value which being an average density value of pixels in a first two-dimensional area... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100060948 - Scanner device with external cover: A scanner device includes a scanner body enclosed by a housing and an external cover covering an outer side of the housing. The external cover is comprised of a plurality of external members. By spacing the adjacent external members apart from each other at the side edge parts of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100060955 - System for scanning and capturing an image on a curved surface: A system for scanning and capturing an image on a curved surface including a housing, a support device including a plurality of rotating shafts for supporting the curved surface, a scanning subsystem including drive system for rotating at least one of the plurality of shafts such that the curved surface... Agent: Iandiorio Teska & Coleman

20100060956 - Document feeding device, image reading device and image forming device equipped with same: A document feeding device includes: a document tray on which a document is loaded; a discharge tray to which the original document is discharged; a conveyance path which conveys a document on the original document tray to the discharge tray via a document reading position; a detection unit which is... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20100060957 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus controls a formation of dots in a recording element configured to perform scanning on a sheet-like recording medium to form dots of different colors on a surface of the recording medium. The image processing apparatus makes a constraint according to cyan and magenta constraint information applied... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

  
03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100053641 - Using buffers to support uncertainties in marking engine execution: A printing system includes at least one marking engine and a paper path which carries sheets of print media to the marking engine from an upstream direction and carries sheets of print media which have been marked by the marking engine in a downstream direction. A buffer system includes a... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc

20100053656 - Image processing apparatus capable of processing color image, image processing method and storage medium storing image processing program: Given a circular graph that is divided by four colors (red, blue, yellow, and green), for example. This circular graph shows information indicated by the corresponding colors in accordance with planar dimensions of respective areas (e.g., a ratio of items corresponding to the respective colors to total and the like).... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100053658 - Image processing apparatus, maintenance system, and job control method: Image processing jobs and maintenance jobs of the image processing apparatus are treated in the same way and registered together in the same table. With reference to a table having recorded therein prohibited functions that need to be prohibited during execution of the maintenance job, control is performed such that... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100053657 - Method and apparatus for producing a printed product in accordance with a print job: Until now, manual sorting of a print job and corresponding media on which printing is to take place has been necessary in order to assign them to printing presses provided for that purpose, if required properties of the printed product were to be achieved with different machines and components. That... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100053659 - Multi-function device: A multi-function device may be connected with a color printer capable of printing in a communicable manner. The multi-function device may be configured to store identification information of the color printer, to color-scan an object to be scanned, to monochrome-print based on first image data representing an scanned object, to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100053660 - Image formation apparatus and print control method for the same: The present invention provides an image formation apparatus that reconstructs and prints a document based on document data written in a markup language. The image formation apparatus arranges, by using browser software, text data included in the document data within a page of the document, and acquires image data from... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100053661 - Job processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor: A job processing apparatus that is capable of recording an execution history of a job appropriately for each user even if a user does not spontaneously instruct a change of a user who operates an apparatus by a key operation etc. A receiving unit receives an operation of a user... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100053672 - printer control method, an apparatus and a printer using the method: A printer control method includes the following steps: setting triggering conditions for executing functional items and for startup a configuration menu; executing a functional item if the key information had fulfilled the triggering condition for executing the functional item; and launching a configuration menu if the key information had fulfilled... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100053673 - Document submission management system and method for the same: A document submission management system calculates predicted values of the amount of consumption of consumables used for printing processing according to an order from a user, estimates the cost of the printing processing based on the predicted values, and transmits the estimated cost to a client terminal of the user.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100053662 - Document transmission system and method: A document transmission system includes a document provider, a document receiver, and a network transmission system. The document provider is utilized for providing a document. The document receiver is utilized to receive a paper with data to provide a document. The network transmission system is utilized for respectively providing network... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100053666 - Image communication apparatus and computer readable medium: An image communication apparatus includes: a first receiving unit that receives image data through a first communication method; a second receiving unit that receives image data through one kind or two or more kinds of second communication methods; a determining unit, when the image communication apparatus receives a call for... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100053671 - Image formation apparatus, recording medium, image formation method, and consumables management system: An image formation apparatus, which includes: a detector unit that detects a status of consumables; a prediction unit that predicts a run-out timing of the consumables on the basis of the status detected by the detector unit; a transmission unit that transmits the status detected by the detector unit to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100053668 - Image forming apparatus and method: An image forming apparatus that may include a communication interface unit to receive an Extensible Markup Language (XML) Paper Specification (XPS) file, a determination unit to determine whether printing options set for the received XPS file are supported by the image forming apparatus, and a user interface unit to display... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100053669 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus communicates image information with an external apparatus. A communication portion includes a connector though which the image information is communicated. A controller controls the communication portion to be either active or non-active in response to a control signal. A cover covers the connector when the cover... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100053682 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium containing image processing program: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: a blank document determination section determining whether or not input image data is image data of a blank document, regardless of a process mode set for setting a process with respect to the input image data; a storage device storing the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100053674 - Image processing apparatus, job execution method thereof and recording medium: A display accesses an external server via a browser installed on an image processing apparatus, and displays on itself via the browser, a job instruction screen of the external server, based on screen data of the job instruction screen. When a user specifies a job, a job issuance requester requests... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100053676 - Image processing device and server: An image processing device including a communication interface unit; a user interface display unit which provides information to a user; a user interface input unit having a hardware key which receives an input from the user; a web-browser section which receives page data from a web server, structures a display... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100053681 - Information processing apparatus, control method, storage medium: A host computer executes an application to create variable print data. Then, the host computer executes an application to optimize the created variable print data. Then, the host computer executes a device driver to send the optimized variable print data to an image forming apparatus.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100053675 - Open/close judgment of opening of device: A printer is disclosed which determines whether or not an opening of the printer is open or closed. The printer includes an opening/closing mechanism for opening and closing the opening of the printer housing. The printer includes a controller configured to determine whether the opening is open or closed based... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100053665 - Print optimization mechanism: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a print file, removing images from the print file, replacing each image with a reference to the image, storing each image removed from the print file; and printing the print file. Each image is retrieved from storage to be printed upon encountering... Agent: Infoprint Solutions/ Blakely

20100053678 - Printing apparatus and printing control method: A printing apparatus includes: a reading section which performs scanning in a readable range; a flexible flat cable (FFC) which is connected to the reading section; a printing section which performs printing on the basis of readout data acquired through the flexible flat cable; and a positioning section which positions... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100053670 - Printing control method, printing control terminal device and image forming apparatus: A printing control method including receiving a command to print an XML paper specification (XPS) file; determining whether the XPS file contains a preset tag; separating a page to which the preset tag is attached from the XPS file, and converting the separated page into page description language (PDL) data;... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100053667 - Printing device and computer-readable record medium storing program for printing device: A printing device comprises a communication unit which executes communication with a mail server on a network, a connection unit to which a portable storage medium storing setting information can be connected, a printing unit which executes printing, and a control unit which executes a mail printing process of acquiring... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100053680 - Printing system, control method, and storage medium: A printing system that conveys sheets printed by a printing unit to a sheet processing unit connected to the printing unit and causes the sheet processing unit to perform post processing on the sheet. When an inline job is temporarily stopped in which sheets printed by the printing unit are... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100053679 - Printing system, job processing method, storage medium, and printing apparatus: A printing system high in flexibility and/or user-friendliness which make it possible to use only post processing by a post-processing unit connected to a printing unit without requiring printing by the printing unit. An execution request receiving unit receives a request for execution of one of an inline job requiring... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100053677 - Printing system, printer and terminal device therefor, and recording medium containing program for printer or terminal device: A printing system has a printer and a terminal device. The printer has a first data receiving unit to receive print data and layout data request that requests the terminal device to transmit layout data representing an arrangement of objects, a layout data generating unit to generate the layout data... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100053664 - Run cost optimization for multi-engine printing system: In accordance with one aspect of the present exemplary embodiments, a method for scheduling at least one print job for a plurality of printers of a given type is provided. The method includes determining a job length for the at least one print job. The method further includes scheduling a... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100053663 - Systems and methods for printing on recycled media: Apparatus, systems, and methods consistent with disclosed embodiments provide for managing the printing of documents using recycled media. In some embodiments, a printer comprises at least one input tray capable of holding print media; at least one image sensor capable of detecting recycled print media; and a print engine capable... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100053683 - Universal imaging cartridge chip: Provided is a universal imaging cartridge chip capable of activating a plurality of types of imaging machines. In one embodiment, the universal imaging cartridge chip interprets a signal to identify a type of imaging machine. The universal imaging cartridge chip then selects the correct data for the identified imaging machine... Agent: Jesse Delcamp

20100053684 - Printer cartridge microchip: Printer cartridge microchips that can be used in conjunction with several different types of printer cartridges and/or printer models or families are described. Several printer cartridge microchips are provided that respond to data or information requests and/or commands from the printer (e.g., the printer processor). If the correct data or... Agent: SmirmanIPLaw, PLLC

20100053642 - Printer: A printer includes a retrieving unit, an index image generating unit, and a list printing unit. The retrieving unit retrieves a file including document data. The content acquiring unit acquires information of a table of contents of the document data from the file. The index image generating unit generates an... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100053652 - Chart for color calibration, calibration method and image color calibration system using the chart: In a chart for color calibration which is output and calorimetrically measured for color calibration of a printer device, respective charts of a color chart are arranged obliquely with respect to the alignment direction of grid points in a printer device color space or in a state that a plane... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100053647 - Colorimetric method, colorimetric apparatus, and recording medium: A first color patch printed on a first printing material and a second color patch printed on a second printing material, which match each other in appearance in a desired environment, are acquired. The calorimetric values of a color patch to be measured which is printed on the first printing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100053655 - Error diffusion-based image processing: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving values of a first pixel and a second pixel of an image at an input processor element of an image signal processor and distributing fractional parts of a number of values from surrounding pixels to the first pixel and the second pixel non-serially... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100053646 - Image density control device and image forming apparatus: An image density control device includes: a light irradiation unit that irradiates an irradiation light of a wave-length, in which reflectance of a second color layer is higher than reflectance of a first color layer, onto an image which is a laminated layer image formed by an image forming unit... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100053654 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus comprises an image data generating unit configured to convert a tone of an input value which indicates a density of a pixel by using a predetermined dither matrix and generate image data. The image forming apparatus further comprises a drive source and a gear configured to... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100053648 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus not having a spot color printing function and connected a network cannot print out a proper image from image data which is already processed for spot color and stored in an image forming apparatus having a spot color printing function. When the image data subjected to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100053651 - Image processing device and image processing method: Provided is an image processing device which executes a color conversion process of converting a color space of received image data into a color space of an output device for outputting image data, the image processing device including: input/standard color conversion information generated with respect to a plurality of input... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100053650 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program stored on a computer-readable medium can select a color conversion table based on an image deposition level and are not dependent upon the media setting specifying the print medium. A host computer 3 outputs output data for... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20100053649 - Image-forming device: An image-forming device includes an image-forming unit, a sensor, a calculating unit, and an extracting unit. The image-forming unit forms a plurality of marks on an object. The sensor detects a light reflected on the object, the reflected light including a plurality of waveforms. The calculating unit calculates a first... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100053643 - Method and apparatus for printing: Aspects of the disclosure provide a printing method that can utilize a lightly pigmented toner along with a darkly pigmented toner to improve the image quality. The method can include receiving a dataset corresponding to a printing of a printing system using a darkly pigmented toner. The printing system may... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20100053653 - Method for generating a color chart: A method is provided for generating a color chart for a printer, which color chart comprises a plurality of elements. The method comprises obtaining reference color data representing colors output by the printer, when the printer is in a reference state. Further, comparison color data representing colors output by the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100053645 - Method for processing data and recording media recorded with program realizing the same: Disclosed are a method for processing data and a recording media recorded with a program realizing the same. The method for processing bitmap data for driving an inkjet head in which nozzle rows are spaced from one another in a scan direction, each of the nozzle rows consisting of a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100053644 - System and method for printing user documentation: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with printing user documentation are described. One example method includes receiving a print request and determining if the print request is for printing a user guide. If the request is for printing a user guide, then the method may retrieve an updated version of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100053685 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and storage medium: Selecting an image processing module for each attribute in accordance with discriminated attribute and the content of image processing made to correspond to the attribute, generating an image processing flow for each attribute by use of the selected image processing module; judging whether or not the image processing flow can... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100053686 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus comprises an image data generating unit configured to convert a tone of an input value which indicates a density of a pixel by using a predetermined dither matrix and generate image data. The image forming apparatus further comprises a drive source and a gear configured to... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100053687 - Apparatus and method of concealing information of image data: When image data of an original document is detected to include specific information indicating outputting of the original document is prohibited, a selected color component of the image data is applied with concealing processing to make image data of the selected color component to be solid image data. The selected... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100053688 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same and storage medium: An image processing apparatus which makes it possible not only to improve reusability of data in another apparatus, but also to increase the speed of data output. If a process is requested to be executed on the image data and the file data contains data usable by the image processing... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100053689 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium containing image processing program: An image processing apparatus of the present invention uses a spatial filter section or an enlarging/reducing section to perform a blur process on image processing data to be supplied to an image display device, thus allowing the image display device to display a preview without deterioration in image quality.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100053690 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium containing image processing program:

20100053691 - Combining identity-linked images: Techniques for creating an identity document are provided. The techniques include obtaining two or more identity-linked images, deriving one or more at least partially transparent regions from one of the two or more identity-linked images, combining the two or more identity-linked images to create a combined image, and embedding authentication... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20100053692 - Multifunction peripheral device, communication terminal apparatus, and method of operating the same: A communication terminal apparatus comprises: a communication history information part storing a communication history related to at least one of destination information of a receiver and destination information of a sender; a user information part storing user information corresponding to a plurality of users; a security function setting part enabling... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100053693 - Document transmission system and method: A document transmission system includes a document provider, a document receiver, a storage device, an identifying device, and a transmission system. The document provider is utilized for providing a document having a symbol. The document receiver is utilized for receiving the document, wherein the symbol indicates an address of the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100053694 - Image reading apparatus and information processing apparatus, and image reading method and information processing method: An image scanner is provided with a super-resolution processing function for generating a high-resolution image using multiple pieces of low-resolution image data. The scanner device then measures an initial MTF value without performing the super-resolution processing, refers to an MTF properties table in which is registered a number of pieces... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100053695 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image receiving unit, an image processing unit, an image storage unit, a usage-log managing unit, an operation display unit, and a control unit. The usage-log managing unit manages processing contents used for image data processed by the image processing unit in association with the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100053696 - Document reading device and image forming apparatus: A document reading device includes: a document image acquisition unit that reads a document and obtains a document image; a memory that holds the document image obtained by the document image acquisition unit; a determination unit that determines whether or not a size or orientation of the document, the image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100053697 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method and recording medium on which image processing program is recorded: An image processing apparatus that is capable of determining a document size with high accuracy, even when a device for detecting the document size is not placed therein and an input operation of the document size by a user is eliminated is provided. A page background determining section extracts candidates... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100053698 - Computer readable medium, image processing apparatus, image processing system and image processing method: A computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for managing image information, the process includes: accepting image information and registration destination information that indicates a registration destination of the image information; acquiring a registration condition determined based on feature information of the image information... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100053699 - Method, system and test sheet image bitmap for carrying out a scanner-and-processor based image-to-paper registration setup: A method and system for carrying out an image-to-paper printer registration setup includes: using a printer undergoing registration setup, printing a test pattern on a sheet having reference targets within a printable region of the sheet; using a scanner, scanning the printed sheet to generate an image bitmap of the... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100053701 - Scanner device: A scanner device includes a scanner body formed with a document insertion opening and a document ejection opening and is configured so that an document taken in from the document insertion opening is read and then ejected from the document ejection opening. The scanner device further includes an upper surface... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100053700 - Shared image scanning method and picture scanner thereof: The present invention discloses a shared image scanning method and picture scanner thereof The method includes the steps of: sharing a desired scanning document into image areas; constructing images captured from each image area into a whole document sensing image to be used by the scanner. The scanner includes reflecting... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100053703 - Apparatus for imaging objects of changing luminance: In an imaging apparatus, a function whose value increases in time is used as a threshold electric-signal level, and an electric-signal level of a photoreceptor element is compared with the threshold electric-signal level. Even if a light received by the photoreceptor element has a low luminance, the electric-signal level of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100053702 - Image reading apparatus and method to correct images: An image reading apparatus to read an image and generate pixel data representing the image is provided. The image reading apparatus includes an image sensor having a plurality of sensor units, each of which includes a plurality of light receiving elements, a data storage store shading correction data, which is... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100053704 - Duplex scan apparatus: A duplex scan apparatus for generating scanned images of a resolution includes an ASIC, a first CCD, a second CCD, a first AFE, and a second AFE. The ASIC processes digital data at an ASIC timing and outputs a CCD timing, wherein the ASIC timing equals twice as the resolution.... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100053705 - Methods and devices for rasterizing transparent pages: A grating-type processing method for a transparent page comprises: scanning the transparent page twice, in the first scanning, taking grammatical interpretation to the page description file of the transparent page, dividing the page into areas, and writing primitive object information and transparent parameters generated into the intermediate file; in the... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20100053706 - Detection of open scanner lid: A scanning apparatus for scanning an image that includes a transparent plate and a target region having a predetermined optical reflectance. Also included is a movable sensor array, having a home position that is in optical communication with the target region when a lid of the scanning apparatus is closed.... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20100053707 - Image processing apparatus directed to image outline processing, image processing method of the same, and computer-readable storage medium storing instructions for performing image processing: In outline processing according to the present embodiment, a normalization coefficient is determined such that values outputted as outline data substantially coincide with a maximum value in a prescribed number of digits in accordance with a variation amount between coordinate values. Such determination can constantly enhance image quality (legibility of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100053709 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium containing image processing program: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes a color matching section for performing, on monochrome or two-color image data to be supplied to an image display device, a color matching process of reducing differences in color from a single- or two-color image to be outputted by an image... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100053708 - Printing apparatus, printing system, and printing method: A printing apparatus having a print unit and a print controller with a first density correcting component performing a density correction to image data transmitted to the unit is provided. The correction accords with a printing capacity of the unit. The apparatus comprises a component notifying a separate apparatus of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

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