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Facsimile and static presentation processing July category listing 07/10

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07/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100188679 - Document image data printing system: A page turning direction specifying screen page is displayed for allowing a user to select a page turning direction of a document, i.e., a printed material. Then, based on the page turning direction selected, predetermined layout examples of page images are narrowed down so that the user makes a selection... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100188678 - Image processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and image processing method: When executing the gradation lowering processing to a data area in the lower side in multi-valued print data 403, an error generated by executing the gradation lowering processing to the data area in the lower side is stored in an information storage area 901B. On the other hand, the error... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100188680 - Approach for using settings mismatch tolerance levels to handle mismatches between print job settings and printing device settings: An approach is provided for using settings mismatch tolerance levels to handle mismatches between print job settings and printing device settings. A print driver generates a graphical user interface that allows a user to select a print settings mismatch tolerance level from a plurality of print settings mismatch tolerance levels.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100188682 - Image processing device and computer readable storage medium therefor: An image processing device is provided. The image processing device includes a scanner to scan an image formed on a sheet, a first image obtainer to read and obtain a first image being a processible image formed in a first area, the first area being allocated on the sheet, a... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100188683 - Image processing device and computer readable storage medium therefor: An image processing device is provided. The image processing device includes a scanner to scan an image formed in a scannable area which is allocated on a sheet, an image obtainer to obtain a processible image formed in the scannable area and scanned by the scanner, a judging unit to... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100188681 - Print system and information processing apparatus: A print system is provided that is capable of supporting various print parameters enabling the saving of printing materials such as sheets and toner and comprehending a saving status of the printing materials to prompt a user to save the printing materials. If a print parameter set by a user... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100188685 - Communication device: A communication device may be provided with a main control unit, a condition storage unit, and a sub control unit. The sub control unit may judge, in a case where data is received while the main control unit is being in the sleeping state, whether the sleeping state is to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100188686 - Image forming apparatus, control method for image forming apparatus, and image forming system: An image forming apparatus according to the invention has a system control unit provided in a body unit having an image forming unit. The system control unit controls the image forming unit and outputs a power off command to the body unit including the system control unit itself if it... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188684 - Method and system for identification of scanning/transferring of confidential document: A method and system provided for identification of scanning/transferring of confidential documents using digital imaging devices, such as copiers, scanners printers fax machines and the like. When an imaging process is initiated, image of the document is send to a local OCR (scan) or remote server to perform OCR optical... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188703 - Associating an electronic document with a print medium: A method of printing an electronic document using a mobile telecommunications device is disclosed. The electronic document is first identified using the mobile telecommunications device. The electronic document is then printed on a print medium in a media feed path of a printer module of the mobile telecommunications device. Coded... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100188688 - Automatically updating a printer driver with new printing device features: An approach is provided for automatically updating a printer driver for a printing device to reflect new features of the printing device or installing a printer driver for a newly available printing device. A client device sends a request to the printing device for a default print ticket. The client... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20100188695 - Communication system, information processing system, image forming apparatus and portable information terminal device: An image forming apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit that receives data from a mobile phone, and a reader-writer that transmits an address of the first wireless communication unit to the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a contact/non-contact IC card that receives the address, and a second wireless... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100188690 - Data conversion apparatus, printing apparatus, computer readable medium, and data conversion method: A data conversion apparatus is provided with a reception unit, a conversion unit, a display and an edit unit. The conversion unit converts first data having a first format for printing received by the reception unit into second data having a second format for display. The display displays the converted... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100188701 - Displaying device and image forming apparatus: Such a displaying device that can be easily operated by aged persons and handicapped persons, and an image forming apparatus using the same will be provided. Upon continuously operating an upper button for the predetermined period of time, a set value of a magnification is changed at intervals of numeric... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100188697 - Image forming apparatus and display method using operation display portion thereof: An image forming apparatus includes: a communication portion; an operation display portion that displays at least an address book screen on which a plurality of first input keys for narrowing transmission destination information are displayed, on which the first input key is operated such that a plurality of second input... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell

20100188691 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes an image data conversion unit configured to convert print data into bitmap data, a sheet feeding unit configured to store and feed a sheet on which printing is to be performed, a detecting unit configured to detect an orientation of the sheet in the sheet... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100188693 - Image forming device and replacement: An image forming device to which a replacement is detachably attachable, where in the replacement includes: a non-contact type IC tag that stores data concerning the replacement and is able to transmit the data through a radio signal; a holding member that holds the IC tag; and a shielding member... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20100188694 - Image reading apparatus, server connected to the image reading apparatus and system including these: An image reading apparatus includes: a document reading unit; a storage storing a user ID and viewing limiting information indicating whether or not viewing of image data is permitted or not, in association with each other for each user; a control unit activating the document reading unit when authentication based... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100188689 - Method and system for a distributed file system based on user behaviors and user locales: A method and system including a plurality of multifunction devices (MFDs), the method and system further including a storage station having geographically separated MFDs for permitting users to store information generated by the plurality of MFDs in operable communication with the locale aware DFS; wherein the information is stored on... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20100188698 - Method for controlling image forming apparatus and image forming system: There is provided an image forming system includes a terminal device and an image forming apparatus. The terminal device comprises a selection display unit that displays a selection message to select whether or not to immediately execute private printing which is executed if an operation unit of the image forming... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188702 - Method for managing desired print content of a print job: A method for producing a printable work comprises determining an electronic template of the printable work including a fixed portion with predetermined content and a customizable portion. A form accessible via a network is provided to allow a user to associate customized content with the customizable portion from the user... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100188699 - Print job managing server, print job managing method, and computer-readable storage medium having stored therein computer program for the method: The present invention provides a technique capable of preventing, in a system that transmits a print job from a network terminal to a printing apparatus through a print job managing server, useless consumption of a storage area of the printing apparatus and an unnecessary increase in traffic in a network.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188700 - Print management method and apparatus with multiple views: A method for managing a plurality of pint jobs is implemented in a print job management apparatus connected to printers. The method includes receiving print job, and visually presenting a display screen to a user, the display screen including first, second and third panels for classifying the received print jobs... Agent: Chen Yoshimura LLP Attention Ying Chen

20100188687 - Printing device, printing system, program and printing method: There are provided a printing device, a printing system, a program, and a printing method capable of improving security and user-friendliness. The printing system (1) includes a PC (10-1) and printer devices (20-1 to 20-N) connected via a LAN (50). The PC (10-1) has a printing data forming unit (111)... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20100188696 - Printing system and printing apparatus: A printing system and a printing apparatus are provided. The printing system includes, a printing unit configured to print image data on a printing sheet, a detecting unit configured to detect an error which prevents the printing unit from printing the image data without preventing a printing sheet from being... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100188692 - Printing system, printing apparatus, and printing method: Provided is a printing system for printing print data described in a page description language by using a printing apparatus, and the system includes a storage that stores an interpreter that interprets the page description language. In the system, the printing apparatus includes an interpreter acquisition unit that acquires an... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100188704 - Analog backup of digital images and image restoration therefrom: An apparatus for backing up a digitally stored image includes a substrate on which the image and digital restoration data corresponding to the digitally stored image are printed on the substrate. The apparatus may be scanned to restore the image printed thereon to its original digital form.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100188705 - Method and article for providing layout flexibility: The present invention is drawn to an article of manufacture and an associated method for providing layout flexibility. The article of manufacture includes a computer readable storage medium with a computer readable program code capable of accepting an optimal layout and a first modified layout, each within a visual frame... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100188707 - Photo booth systems and methods: Photo booth systems and methods of using photo booth systems, such as those that provide photo booths and interaction between the photo booths and one or more user groups.... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.

20100188706 - System and method of utilizing tab attributes as job ticket attributes for printing: A system for utilizing tab attributes includes a communications component, a user interface component, a ticket generation component, and a job submissions component. The communications component operatively communicates at least one print document. The user interface component operatively communicates user data including tab data. The ticket generation component generates a... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20100188670 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program executing the image processing method: When an image including a pattern expressed by a collection of dots such as a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern and a two-dimensional code is reduced simply by sampling of pixels, the dots are closely arranged to make the reduced image appear to be dark as a whole, and the content thereof becomes... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100188674 - Added image processing system, image processing apparatus, and added image getting-in method: According to one embodiment, an added image processing system includes a document storing portion configured to store a document file which is electronic information, an added image obtaining portion configured to obtain a difference in case comparing a document file stored in the document storing portion identified on the basis... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188672 - Gamut aim and gamut mapping method for spatially varying color lookup tables: An image processing apparatus, program product, and method determine an achievable gamut achievable by the imaging engine or engines for all spatial locations of an output image, or all utilized print engines. A reference gamut is calculated which is any gamut containing the achievable gamut. A gamut mapping is used... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100188675 - Image forming apparatus and image reader: An image forming apparatus has R, G and B dot pattern detection units that detect the presence/absence of image data of operation restricting dot patterns of R, G and B color components respectively in document image data. A dot pattern color determination unit determines the presence/absence of the operation restricting... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100188673 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing method and apparatus RGB luminance data for target pixel P(n) and adjacent pixels P(n−1) and P(n+1) to one set of luminance data L(i) and two sets of color difference data Cr(i) and Cb(i). Intermediate values Crm(n) and Cbm(n) for the color difference data are calculated for the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100188676 - Information distribution apparatus, information distribution method, and computer program: A method for distributing information includes acquiring information indicating a condition for an applicable setting value to be set to a program from an image forming apparatus, verifying whether a setting value of the program satisfies a range of an applicable setting value to be set to the program based... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100188677 - Method of printing on a product: A method of conveying a printed product on a conveying device toward a printer for printing. The thickness of the printed product is monitored, and the height of the printer is adjusted based on the thickness of the printed product. Indicia is printed on the printed product with the printer.... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20100188671 - Weighted sheet inspection: An image processing system for use in a sheet-fed offset printing press inspects image data in a variable manner. and provides remediation in the event of a malfunction in order to reduce misprints, thus reducing waste and associated cost inefficiency.... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100188708 - Method to utilize non-image area in image reproduction: The method conceptually applies a new halftone dot, here after referred to as the T-Dot, to raster images in the process of screening, where a bitmap of continuous tone is converted into a pattern of dots or halftone. In preparing an image to be printed, the method will adjust the... Agent: Terry Ham

20100188710 - Font-input based recognition engine for pattern fonts: As set forth herein, a computer implemented method is used to encode and decode a user-individualized font. A variable alphabet is created and a document is created using this variable alphabet to encode machine readable information. The variable alphabet is communicated to a generalized recognition engine via a predefined font... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100188712 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an image corresponding to input data on a sheet; and a CPU configured to determine, if the image is formed on the sheet, whether authority information concerning treatment of the image is included in the input data and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188711 - Transferred document managing apparatus, transferred document managing method, and computer-readable storage medium: Management of a transferred document in a unit of the number of copies is realized, if first transfer management information indicating information concerning transfer processing applied to an original document in the past is included in image data of the original document, the first transfer management information is acquired. Second... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188709 - Variable data addition method and system: A variable data addition method and system are disclosed herein. The method includes generating an original image, and defining at least one sub-section of the original image to transform individually. A reversible transformation is applied to the defined at least one sub-section, thereby altering the original image to form an... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100188713 - Scan image management apparatus and method and computer-readable medium thereof: A scan image management apparatus configured to manage scan image data acquired by scanning an original document, the scan image management apparatus includes: an ID-information acquiring unit configured to acquire, with a CPU, ID information of a portable recording medium recorded in the portable recording medium; and a use-information recording... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100188714 - Image inspection system, image inspection method, and computer-readable medium storing an image inspection program: An image inspection system inspects quality of image prepared from source image data by an image forming apparatus. The image inspection system includes a scanner, a storage unit, an inspection color designating unit, an inspection area determination unit, a reference color extraction unit, an inspection color extraction unit, and an... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

  
07/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100182628 - Image scanning apparatus and image processing apparatus: An image scanning apparatus includes: a platen; scanning unit configured to scan an image from the document placed on the platen; and document retaining parts provided at positions corresponding to at least two sides of the platen and configured to prevent the document from curling away from the platen.... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20100182626 - Printer and method for printing: A printer includes a data receiving unit, a print mechanism, a print controlling module and a power management module. The data receiving unit is capable of receiving a file from a client. The print mechanism is used for printing out the file into hard copy. The print controlling module is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100182627 - Printing control apparatus and control method thereof: This invention is directed at preventing unnecessary processing and CPU load of a PC when always printing via a printer driver, and avoiding the omission of a printer driver function when always performing direct printing. When using a printer having a direct printing function, which of printing via the printer... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100182641 - printing control method and apparatus: A printing control method includes the following steps: dividing the printing process of the printer into different working processes, obtaining the state information of the printer of different working processes in real time, and controlling the corresponding printing process on the basis of the obtained state information of the printer... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100182647 - Handheld display device for magnifying printed information: A method of magnifying printed content using a handheld display device having a touch-sensitive screen and a transceiver for sending and receiving digital information. The method comprises the steps of: imaging an area of the substrate containing printed content and generating image data using an optical sensor; determining interaction data... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100182644 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus for compressing image data, includes: a compression unit that reduces data into a predetermined bit number per band of image data so as to satisfy a condition related to a predetermined compression and compresses the reduced data; a specifying unit that specifies a minimum bit number... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100182634 - Image forming apparatus, and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus with a printing medium post-handling device having a structure to allow compatibility between apparatuses having different functions includes: an image forming unit which forms an image on a printing media; a post-handling device which includes a mailbox which includes one or more mail bins, sorts printing... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100182637 - Image forming apparatus, control method, and program: According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an image forming apparatus which performs print processing of image data, comprising: an expansion unit which performs downsampling processing for input image data, and then restores a target pixel of the image data, for which image processing has been... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100182642 - Image forming apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium storing a program: Finishing settings to be applied to a new subset are selected from finishing settings applied to existing subsets in a file, and when the new subset is set to be inserted into the file, the selected finishing settings are applied to the new subset and the new subset is inserted.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100182643 - Image forming device, image forming system, and image forming method: The present invention is to provide an image forming device, an image forming system, and an image forming method that provide greater convenience for users and minimize the capacity of print data to be stored in a server. The image forming device notifies a document information management server of “a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100182639 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling image processing apparatus, and program: An image processing apparatus for transmitting input image data to another image processing apparatus and causing the other image processing apparatus to process the image data. The image processing apparatus transmits a request to acquire first restriction information about a user in using the image processing apparatus in accordance with... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100182631 - Information gathering system and method: A system, apparatus and method for filling forms, including using a graphical capture device, are described herein.... Agent: Perkins Coie, LLP

20100182646 - Interactive document retrieval device: An interactive document retrieval device that has a processor for receiving first indicating data identifying a page identity and one or more locations on a first interactive document having a corresponding page description stored in one of a plurality of servers and, a print engine having a printhead. The processor... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100182633 - Peripheral device and mothed for configuring wireless printing environment: A device for configuring wireless printing environment includes a wireless network adapter, a storage device, and a wireless printing environment configuring module. The storage device stores a wireless network adapter driver. The wireless printing environment configuring module installs the wireless network adapter driver in a computer and configures a wireless... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100182640 - Print controlling system, printing apparatus, print managing server, print controlling method, and program: A printing apparatus for communication with a print managing apparatus is provided. The printing apparatus receives user input information, and based on the user input information, obtains list information on print data including print data identification information and list information on the user information from the print managing server. The... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100182645 - Print job management apparatus, print job management method, and storage medium: A print job management apparatus which generates a print job to be transmitted to a printing apparatus according to an accepted print instruction includes a job interpretation unit configured to determine whether an operator processing the print job generated according to the print instruction is designated in the print instruction,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100182632 - Print system and method: A print system includes a relay service system. The relay service system includes a mail server and a print server. The mail server is capable of receiving an e-mail, and extracting a file needed to be printed from the e-mail. The print server is capable of controlling a plurality of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100182635 - Queue processor for document servers: A configurable queue processor for document servers is described. The configurable queue processor strives to allocate server resources in an optimal manner such that document servers can process documents efficiently. In various embodiments, the facility includes a configurable queue processor for allocating document flows for handling documents, document transport module... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100182638 - Recording medium and information processor: A computer-readable recording medium is disclosed on which a program is recorded for causing a computer to execute a method for outputting printing data from a printer driver to an output destination. The method includes displaying, while the printer driver is inactive, a change screen for changing the output destination... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20100182630 - Secure printing: A method is described comprising associating (104) a first identifier with a print job, holding (106) the print job without it printing, and releasing (108) the print job to print when a device is activated to provide a second identifier and the second identifier is related to the first identifier.... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100182636 - Systems and methods for printer optimization: Systems and methods for printer optimization. A method for optimizing a readable dot pattern printed on paper for use with a digital pen is disclosed herein. A test sheet is printed on a selected printer; the first test sheet has a plurality of regions. Each of the regions has a... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20100182629 - User preferences in a multi-part workflow: A book production method and system are disclosed. The method of book production allows an operator to input preferences for a multi-part workflow. The preferences can be communicated to a printer where the books are printed from a loaded plurality of book parts. There can be a deficient or excess... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP (cust. No. W/xerox)

20100182648 - Determine movement of a print medium relative to a mobile device: A method of using a mobile device to determine movement, relative to the mobile device, of a print medium being printed on by the mobile device is disclosed. The mobile device includes a printer. The mobile device further includes a sensor in a media feed path of the printer and... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100182615 - Image forming apparatus and control method of the same: An image processor selectively sets a first processing function for image data of a first page and a second processing function for the image data of the first page and image data of a second page. A CPU detects a processing load of the image processor. In addition, the CPU... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100182619 - Color compensation apparatus and method, image forming apparatus, and computer readable recording medium: A color compensation apparatus, a color compensation method, an image forming apparatus, and a computer readable recording medium are provided. The color compensation apparatus includes a color scheme analyzing unit to classify an input image into one or more objects and to compute average color values for each of the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100182623 - Image enlargement method, image enlargement apparatus, and image forming apparatus: Virtual pixels not included in input image data are arranged before a first input pixel and after a last input pixel of an input pixel array, respectively. A position of a first output pixel is determined so that a difference between a position of the first input pixel and the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100182617 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable medium for forming image: An image forming apparatus includes a tone correction storage unit that stores a plurality of tone correction charts for correcting tone of image data; a determination unit that determines characteristics of the image data; a selection unit that selects a tone correction chart suitable for the image data from the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100182624 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming method includes receiving a private print job with a password and related information, acquiring, as reception date and time, date and time, storing the password, the related information, and the reception date and time in a private print job data base, editing and displaying information related to... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100182622 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and recording medium: An image forming apparatus performs image formation using colorants of various colors. In relation to a target image, when a first region, formed using colorants of a black color and not using colorants of remaining colors is adjacent to a second region formed using the colorants of the remaining colors... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100182625 - Image forming apparatus, image quality control method: A technique that can perform appropriate image quality control processing corresponding to fluctuation in a printing environment is provided. An image forming apparatus that forms, on a sheet, a test pattern formed by a color obtained by mixing toners of plural colors, scans a test pattern image formed on the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100182621 - Image processing device: An image processing device includes a storing unit and a creating unit. The storing unit stores a single set of line dither matrices. The single set of line dither matrices includes a first line dither matrix for first color, a second line dither matrix for second color, and a third... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100182620 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device connected to a display device and a printing device includes an image data acquiring module that acquires image data, a setting module that sets a print image quality adjustment condition, a print image data generating module that performs an image quality adjustment process on the acquired... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20100182618 - Image processing system, image processing apparatus, image processing method: An image processing system includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire image data; a first determination unit configured to create histograms of colors in the acquired image data, and determine deemed background colors with the use of the histograms; a second determination unit configured to determine a background color based... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100182616 - System and method for halftone independent temporal color drift correction in hi-addressability xerographic printers: Disclosed are systems and methods for halftone independent temporal color drift correction, particularly for correction in hi-addressability xerographic printers... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20100182649 - Halftone independent device characterization accounting for colorant interactions: A model-based halftone independent method for characterizing a printer equipped with a plural of halftone screens comprises: printing a target set of basic patches comprised of a fundamental binary pattern independent of a halftone screen; measuring true color printer response from the target set; modeling a halftone independent characterization of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100182650 - Ink restriction determination: A method and apparatus as provided for determining, for an ink to be deposited on a substrate by a halftone inkjet printing process, a nominal coverage value (the ‘ink restriction value’), that corresponds to an amount of ink sufficient to fully cover the area of the substrate to be printed.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100182651 - Universal document transport: A universal document transport facility is described where, in various embodiments, the facility recognizes document requests based on a received document, interacts with document routing rules and workflow requirements with respect to the received document, and manages content flows between network nodes or devices. In various embodiments, the facility includes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100182652 - Image reading apparatus, black correction executing method, and a computer-readable medium storing black correction executing program: The present invention provides an image reading apparatus that includes: a photoelectric sensor including plural reading pixels aligned in one direction and output an electric signal depending on the amount of light from an image on the document; a read control section that reads a document image with the photoelectric... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100182653 - Electronic document update based on handwritten edits: An automated system and method for recognizing handwritten edits contained on a hard-copy document, the hand-written edits being made in one of two colors, and creating an electronic version of the hard-copy document with the edits applied, the edits being applied according to the highlighted color of the edit.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20100182654 - Image forming device: An image forming device including: a scanning device configured to acquire an image data of a manuscript; a processing device configured to form an image on a recording medium based on the image data; a main body of the image forming device having a first operation section configured to input... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100182655 - Image processing device, image forming device, image processing method, image processing program, and recording medium: An image processing device includes a storage unit which stores both image data input from a reading unit and relevant information of the image data, a first image-data-processing unit which processes both the image data input from the reading unit and image data output to a writing unit, and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100182656 - Scanning system having brightness compensation apparatus and method thereof: A scanning system having a brightness compensation apparatus and method thereof are described. The brightness compensation apparatus includes a statistics window control unit, a brightness statistics logic unit, and a comparing logic unit. The statistics window control unit sets a statistics window setting area. The brightness statistics logic unit generates... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20100182657 - Bill processing machine: A bill processing machine according to the present invention includes an element array portion and a light guiding member. The element array portion is arranged so as to face one side of a conveyance path of a bill, and includes a light receiving element group, a light emitting element and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100182658 - Image reading apparatus and control method for the same, and image forming apparatus including the same: An image reading apparatus, a method of controlling the same, and an image forming apparatus including the same are disclosed. The image reading apparatus may pre-recognize performances of even-pixel and odd-pixel groups for each color in an image sensor including an even-pixel group and an odd-pixel group for each color.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100182659 - Application driven spot color optimizer for reprographics: A method for identifying one or more spot colors in a full color multi-bit image data, and processing the identified spot colors for output on an image printing system is provided. The method includes inputting the full color image data, wherein the full color image data includes a plurality of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20100182660 - Correction of white balance deviation in a captured image: A method is provided for correcting an image. At least some pixels in a captured image are scanned and there is selected each scanned pixel having at least one associated light intensity value greater than an intensity threshold value based on a comparison between the light intensity values for color... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20100182661 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided that automatically performs preview display of a document image data before printing if a print condition set by a user includes a preset print condition. When an instruction for print execution is given, a preview display control portion automatically performs preview display of document... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

  
07/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100177333 - Printing apparatus, printing method and printing program: When an encoder (30) detects stopping of feeding of a print medium (50), a control unit (40) moves the position of a print head in a feed direction (Y direction) of the print medium (50) by a predetermined distance corresponding to deviation caused when printing is resumed. When the encoder... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100177336 - Image forming apparatus and control method of the same: Image data C1, M1, Y1, and K1 are analyzed. Functions for control for the image data C1, M1, Y1, and K1 are variably set according to results of the analysis, respectively. The image data C1, M1, Y1, and K1 are converted into image data C2, M2, Y2, and K2 according... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100177335 - Image forming apparatus with optional devices and control method thereof: A method of controlling an image forming apparatus, and an image forming apparatus to perform the method, the method including transmitting a pulse signal from a controller to a first optional device, setting an identification (ID) of the first optional device according to the received pulse signal, and incrementing the... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100177334 - Information processing apparatus and storage medium storing printer driver program: A computer-readable storage medium storing a printer driver program is disclosed. The printer driver program causes a computer to draw and display a printer configuration image. The printer driver program includes an optional accessory information obtaining code unit for obtaining optional accessory information on optional accessories attached to a printer;... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20100177351 - Computer readable medium for outputting information, and information processor and image forming device using the same: A computer readable medium has computer readable instructions stored thereon. The instructions, when executed by a processor communicable with an image forming device, cause the processor to perform the steps of transmitting, to a first server connected with the processor via a network, a request for supply of an expendable... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100177352 - Data processing device and data storage device for performing time certification of digital data: A data storage device for storing changeable data includes a receiving unit configured to receive an instruction from an information processing apparatus, a time certification request unit configured to request time certification of selected changeable data in order to acquire time information to be acquired as a result of time... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100177342 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: According to the present invention, first a processing burden for image forming is estimated. Furthermore, based on this estimate, programs executed by a plurality of processing units are reloaded. Then, a plurality of processing apparatuses respectively receive data necessary for processing for image forming, and start rendering processing or image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100177345 - Image forming apparatus and print control method: An image forming apparatus stores, in a memory, print jobs and execution sequences for forming images of the print jobs, forms the images of the print jobs according to the execution sequences stored by the memory, measures execution time from the start of image formation for a print job being... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100177346 - Image forming apparatus, job processing method, and control program: An apparatus includes a division unit configured to divide the print job into a plurality of data pieces, and a definition unit configured to define an object used for each of the divided data pieces as a reusable object which can be used by each piece of data.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100177347 - Image forming processing controller and method and computer-readable medium thereof: To provide a technique for enabling formation of a background pattern image even if a dedicated computer program corresponding to an image forming apparatus caused to execute image formation processing is not installed in an apparatus configured to instruct the image formation processing. An image-formation-processing control apparatus includes: a unit-pattern... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100177350 - Image forming system and terminal device included in the same: An image forming system includes a first terminal device and a second terminal device. The first terminal device includes a storing unit that stores image data, a network connecting unit for establishing a connection with another terminal device through the Internet, an inputting unit that accepts input of a facsimile... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100177344 - Image processing apparatus and method: A management apparatus collects an operation log and a job log from an image forming apparatus by using a job log collection unit and an operation log collection unit. The management apparatus identifies operation log information corresponding to a start operation, of the collected operation logs, as an operation start... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100177340 - Network printing system: A network printing system includes user devices, printing devices, a print server, and a logon server. The print server includes a print queue arranged to store print jobs received from the user devices and to send stored print jobs to the printing devices. The logon server is arranged to store... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100177348 - Page image managing apparatus: The present invention provides a page image managing technique that enables editing of N-in-1-arranged page images. A page image managing apparatus includes: a number-of-pages-information acquiring unit configured to acquire number-of-input-pages information indicating the number of arrayed pages of plural page images arrayed in a reading target original document; an image... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100177349 - Program delivery server, image forming system, and program delivery method: A program delivery server includes a collection unit configured to collect log information including actual use records of functions of an image forming apparatus, via a network, a selection unit configured to select at least one program, from among a plurality of control programs, using the log information that the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100177343 - Receipt handling systems, print drivers and methods thereof: A method of processing receipts, including: obtaining transaction data including a plurality of categories of information necessary to describe a purchasing transaction of a customer at a store location; obtaining image data representing a receipt corresponding to the purchasing transaction of the customer at the store location; obtaining an e-mail... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100177339 - Robust insert page method using code pages: According to aspects illustrated herein, there is provided a method, a print making device, and a system for printing a plurality of input document sheets as one or more print jobs. The one or more print jobs include the following steps. First, generating in series a plurality of virtual documents,... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100177337 - Selective routing of medical printing requests: A computer system and method for selectively routing a printing request to the appropriate printer or printing component is provided. Patient-related and treatment-related information are received. The patient-related and/or treatment-related information are utilized to determine required printing features for the printing request, such as, for example, tamper-proof paper. The print... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (cerner Corporation)

20100177338 - Systems and methods for transmitting device, network path, transmittal option and/or receiving device protocol selection: Disclosed herein are systems and methods related to electronic voice or data communication. More specifically, the systems and methods disclosed herein relate to the selection of transmitting devices, communication network paths, transmittal options and/or receiving device protocols for electronic voice or data communication.... Agent: C. Rachal Winger C/o Ocip Group

20100177341 - Workflow management system and workflow management method: A method for managing a workflow executed in a workflow management system which includes a client apparatus which a user instructs to perform workflow processing, a workflow management server configured to execute the workflow based on an instruction from the client apparatus, and an image processing apparatus which includes the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100177331 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and recording medium: An image forming apparatus, which performs image formation by using various colorants, includes a bitmap data generation unit that generates bitmap data, in which each pixel has a gradation value of each color of the colorants, with respect to image formation objects, a label generation unit that generates label information... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100177330 - Job-specific print defect management: A print defect management device that supports job-specific print defect management automatically assesses print job pages to determine the severity of image quality defects likely to occur on one or more selected printers. Views of identified troubled pages may be rendered to include approximations of color and image quality defects... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20100177327 - Method and apparatus for generating white underbase and generating suitably modified separations for printing on colored background other than white: The invention relates to an embedded system and a method to generate a white underbase for printing on a colored background from the given image to be printed automatically without any human intervention or operator's assistance. This invention simplifies the process of printing on colored substrates like garments, packing materials,... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100177328 - Method for reducing registration defects in color printing: A method and system modify a rasterized digital image to reduce registration artifacts, the image having a black plane and a color plane by determining if a pixel is part of a connected black region and if the pixel is part of a connected color region. It is determined if... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20100177329 - Method for reducing registration defects in color printing: A method and system modify a rasterized digital image to reduce registration artifacts, the image having a black plane and a color plane by determining if a pixel is part of a connected black region and if the pixel is part of a connected color region. It is determined if... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20100177332 - Method of adapting a printing process while maintaining black build-up: A method of adapting color values, which have been produced for a first printing process to a second printing process, is performed so that the visual impressions of the colors in the two printing processes are identical. Starting from a first printing process adaptation U without maintaining the black build-up,... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100177353 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing method (300) for converting an original image (601) into a final, pixelated image (610) suitable for printing on a printer arranged to print two-tone images and capable of printing partial area exposed pixels, comprises antialiasing (301) the original image (601) into an intermediate pixelated image (605) comprising... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100177354 - Printing apparatus, method of creating lookup table, lookup table, printing method, and printed product: A printing apparatus for performing printing using a special gloss material and a coloring material, includes: an input unit that inputs image data; and a printing unit that controls an arrangement of the special gloss material and the coloring material on a printing medium on the basis of the input... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100177356 - Method and apparatus for processing image in digital printer: Provided are a method and apparatus for processing image data in a printer, in which page description language (PDL) data is analyzed and generated as standard color data, the generated standard color data is converted to a plurality of printer outputting colors, image conversion processes are parallely performed on the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100177355 - Post rip trapping: Image data representing an image is obtained, raster image processing is performed on the image data, and then trapping is performed on the image data after raster image processing. The trapping may be performed based on a tag plane generated during the raster image processing, or the determination of which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

20100177357 - Printing apparatus, method for creating lookup table, lookup table, printing method, and printed matter: A printing apparatus for performing printing with the use of a special gloss material and a coloring material is provided. The printing apparatus includes: an inputting unit that receives or acquires image data as an input; and a printing unit that controls the arrangement of the special gloss material and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100177358 - Method for secure production printing: A method for printing a composite document creates a fixed data unit for a composite document, the fixed data unit being a portion of an individual document which is consistent in each individual document within the composite document. A variable data unit is created for each individual document to be... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP

20100177359 - Maintenance work support device, maintenance work support method, and program: A maintenance work support device which computes replacement information of a part configuring a device and supports maintenance work of the device includes: a storage unit storing information; and a control unit controlling the maintenance work support device according to the stored information. The storage unit comprises: a unit storing... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100177360 - Shading correction apparatus in image scanning apparatus: A shading correction apparatus includes: a light irradiating unit configured to scan an original document; a reference plate located in a scanning area of the light irradiating unit; a detecting unit configured to receive reflected light from the original document or the reference plate of light irradiated by the light... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100177361 - Operating device, control panel, and image forming apparatus including same: An operating device included in an control panel for an image forming apparatus, the operating device that includes multiple input keys to operate independently from each other, disposed on the control panel, surrounding a center portion; and at least one indicator comprising at least one of letters and marks representing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100177362 - Illuminator, and image reading device and image forming apparatus having the same: Disclosed are an illuminator and an image forming apparatus employing an illuminator. The illuminator includes a light guide to guide light generated from a light source to an object to be illuminated. The light guide includes at least one incidence face facing the light source and an emission face configured... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100177363 - Prioritized virtual scan line processing: Systems and methods are provided for prioritizing an order in which to process a plurality of sub-regions of an acquired image of an optical code. A method of processing an optical code in a data reader comprises the steps of receiving data corresponding to a plurality of sub-regions of an... Agent: Datalogic - Stoel Rives LLP C/o Stoel Rives LLP

20100177364 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a drive unit that drives the line image sensor by frequency-modulated clock; a signal generating unit that generates an analog signal according to a change in frequency of the frequency-modulated clock; an amplification-inversion unit that amplifies the analog signal with an arbitrary amplification factor, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100177365 - Image forming apparatus and image quality calibration method thereof: An image forming apparatus and an image quality calibration method in the image forming apparatus, the image forming apparatus including a printing unit to print a calibration chart in one mode selected from a plurality of resolution modes, a scanning unit to scan the printed calibration chart, and a calibrating... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100177367 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a chart data generating unit that generates density adjustment chart data; a printing unit that prints a density adjustment chart where the reference patterns and the adjustment patterns of each pattern are juxtaposed, based on the density adjustment chart data; a receiving unit that receives... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100177366 - Method, apparatus and system for matching color gamuts of multiple image transfer devices: A method for adjusting the gamuts of a set of printers to match the gamuts across a population of printers using mass targets. The method involves printing color patches suitably positioned in the color gamut with CMYK separations and simultaneously actuating DMA targets to the level 2 controls of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC.

  
07/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100171974 - Image forming apparatus and method for erasing image data: An image forming apparatus includes an image data input unit configured to take in image data, an image data memory unit configured to save image data, a data output unit configured to output the image data in a specific format, and an image data erasing unit configured to erase the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100171973 - Print system, print server, control method thereof, and program: A client terminal transmits a request to a printing apparatus for a registration web page for registering, in a print server, a printing apparatus used in a print service provided by the print server. The printing apparatus collects configuration information of the printing apparatus in response to reception of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171978 - Delivery expert system and method: An automated rule-based system for facilitating delivery of a fax document from a source to a destination over a network where an initial delivery attempt has been unsuccessful. Actions to be taken are based upon a time-variable set of input conditions which may be determined from one or more of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100171981 - Destination setting apparatus, control method, and recording medium: The present invention provides a destination setting apparatus for setting destinations used in communications based on a plurality of communication protocols, the apparatus including an input unit configured to input destination information including a destination and a communication protocol of the destination to a destination list which displays a destination... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171975 - Focus image centering and printing on a specified paper size: A printing system, which includes a printer and a client computer having executable instructions for creating a print job for producing a large format of an image. The executable instructions include selecting a medium size, displaying an image on a display associated with the client computer, wherein the image is... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100171985 - Image communication method and apparatus: An image communication apparatus for sending an email attached with image data stores an email address corresponding to the image communication apparatus, and obtains another email address different from the email address corresponding to the image communication apparatus, the other email address corresponding to a user who sends the email.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171983 - Image forming apparatus and initial screen display method: An image forming apparatus having functions pertaining to image formation includes: a display unit for displaying a screen corresponding to each function; a storage unit for storing the screens to be displayed on the display unit and start-up factor information, one of the screens stored as an initial screen related... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100171980 - Image forming apparatus, universal interface device, and method of using option unit: An image forming apparatus includes a control unit to identify a type of an option unit using pre-stored ID information including information regarding a universal interface to which at least one type of option unit can be connected, a power supply unit, and an option unit connected to the universal... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20100171984 - Image processing system, image processing apparatus, control method for image processing apparatus, and storage medium: An image processing system which can distribute suitable distribution values to an apparatus that has newly joined the system. Device information on a plurality of already-connected image processing apparatuses among a plurality of image processing apparatuses connected together for communication with each other is obtained. Device information on a newly-connected... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100171976 - Print job submission mechanism: A method disclosed. The method includes a print application determining if capacity is available at a print server to receive print jobs in a print job queue, analyzing the characteristics of the print jobs in the print job queue if there is no capacity available at the print server to... Agent: Infoprint Solutions/ Blakely

20100171982 - Printing system and image forming device, and control method and program of the printing system: A printing system, in which an image forming device receives a print job containing PDL data and print settings from a printer server for printing, has a problem that the print setting upon printing an image on a print paper can be changed, but the print setting reflected upon rasterizing... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171977 - Printing system and printing method: A printing system includes a printer and a printer server connected to the printer. The printer server is installed with a printer driver for driving the printer. The printer server includes a web control module and a print module. The control module provides a user interface (UI) to a connected... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100171979 - Wireless printing system and method: A printing method includes following steps. A first port of a digital photo frame sends a broadcast signal to search for a printer. The digital photo frame connects to the printer via a wireless connection. The printer responds to the broadcast signal. A second port of the digital photo frame... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100171986 - Enforcing reproduction rights for hard copies of documents: Mechanisms for enforcing reproduction rights for hard copies of physical hard copy articles are provided. The mechanisms electronically scan a surface of the physical hard copy article using a scanning mechanism to generate scanned data. A reproduction control identifier is extracted from the scanned data and output of a copy... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100171987 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: To provide an image processing apparatus that changes methods of storage to a memory depending on image data to be input and improves overall image processing performance, as well as a control method of the image processing apparatus. To accomplish this, the present image processing apparatus changes methods in which... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171967 - Performing a search through sensing a search form with a sensing device: A method of performing a search is disclosed. A search request form including information relating to a search request and coded data portions is printed. Each coded data portion is indicative of an identity of the search request form and of a position of that coded data portion on the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100171968 - Color reproduction method: A units of red {u1-uA}, B units of green {v1-vB} and C units of blue {w1-wC} are sampled and measurements are performed, and an interpolation equation is found from the A×B×C units of data in three-dimensions (L*, a*, b*) that are obtained. Firstly, A units of point sequence data in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100171970 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: An image forming apparatus is provided with a resolution conversion unit 101 that integrates n pixels that are contiguous in the sub-scanning direction, and that determines an average value of pixel values of the n pixels as a pixel value of integrated pixels, a quantization unit 103 that quantizes the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171972 - Image processing device, printing apparatus, and image processing method: Multi-valued image data stored in an input image buffer are read out for each time of scans, and the color space conversion and image distribution are performed to read multi-valued image data. The binarized result is sent to the print buffer and at the same time, is accumulated as the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171969 - Preventing artifacts that may be produced when bottling pdl files converted from raster images: The present invention eliminates undesirable image defects caused during the preparation of pages for printing and folding, known as the bottling process. This is achieved by analyzing image characteristics, sorting out the image according to its characteristics, where necessary vectoring and editing the vectored characteristics, and finally completing the file... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20100171971 - Printing apparatus, color correcting method, and program: A printing apparatus which executes a calibration operation of matching a measured value of a color reproduced on a print medium with a target value of the color. The printing apparatus includes a unit which executes the calibration operation only on restricted patches satisfying a predetermined condition without executing the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100171988 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus 101 that generates output image data based on multi-level image data is provided with an error diffusion processing unit 104 that generates tone pixel data from the pixel-of-interest data according to an error diffusion method, a dither processing unit 103 that generates tone pixel data from... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100171989 - Halftone mechanism: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes an image processor to rasterize a received print job and to perform a halftone by comparing a first threshold value from a threshold matrix to a first image component sample, comparing the first threshold value to a first number of sequential... Agent: Infoprint Solutions/ Blakely

20100171990 - Image forming apparatus and print control method thereof: An image forming apparatus according to the present invention is capable of executing printing processes for color images and monochromatic images and comprises a printer section capable of executing processes for color printing and monochromatic printing and a printing task management section for receiving a plurality of printing jobs including... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100171991 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and program: An object of the present invention is to provide an image forming apparatus that can perform a process of transforming an edge of an image such as trapping with less memory than prior art by using a small reference area and modification information.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100171992 - Image forming system, image forming method and image forming control program: An image forming method includes marking a cutting pattern over an image to be printed, designating portions of the cutting pattern as a portion to be kept in the image to be printed and a portion to be discarded, creating an image mask using information of the designated portions, applying... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100171993 - Document information acquisition and notification of duplicate document storage: Mechanisms for document information acquisition and notification of duplicate document storage are provided. The mechanisms convert a physical hard copy document to an electronic form of the document and generates a first digital fingerprint of the electronic form of the document. The mechanisms further retrieve one or more second digital... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100171994 - Document reading apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes a housing including a bottom surface formed with an opening for reading a document, and position detection sections disposed on the bottom surface as a pair while interposing the opening therebetween, thereby detecting a position of the document reading apparatus.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100171995 - Document reading apparatus: A document reading apparatus is provided, which includes a housing having an opening in a reading surface, an imaging portion, arranged within the housing, that reads a document via the opening, and a position detection portion arranged within the opening.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100171996 - Document reading apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes a housing including a bottom surface formed with a reading opening for reading a document, position detection sections disposed on the bottom surface while interposing the reading opening therebetween to detect a position of the document reading apparatus, and foot sections each having a contact... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100171997 - Scanner and image forming apparatus having the same: Disclosed are a scanner capable of adjusting the focus distance and an image forming apparatus having the same. The scanner may include a focus adjustment structure that comes into an interfering contact with a scanning unit as the scanning unit moves along a scanning path so as to cause a... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100171998 - Image scanner, image forming apparatus, and sample hold control method: A scanner, including a photoelectric conversion element photoelectrically converting light reflected from an original image to form an image signal; a timing generation circuit generating a drive signal for the photoelectric conversion element; a drive circuit driving the photoelectric conversion element; a signal processing circuit subjecting a sample hold signal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100171999 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program thereof: There are cases in which an effective search index cannot be provided to an image data only by extracting character codes from a character object in PDL data. An image processing apparatus of the present invention obtains image data by rendering PDL data, and extracts a character object from the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

  
07/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20100165371 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: When multiple-size double-side printing in an APS mode has been selected, a system CPU first reads an original which corresponds to a second side of a paper sheet, prints data of the original on the second side of the paper sheet having the same size as the original, and stacks... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100165372 - Endorsement printing by building characters: A document processor receives a document to be processed and captures data from the document. The document processor includes a plurality of processing devices and conveys documents past the plurality of processing devices to allow the processing devices to perform operations on the documents. A programmable endorser prints an endorsement... Agent: Unisys Corporation

20100165375 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing apparatus implements appropriate image processing on image data stored in a storage unit of the image processing apparatus easily and efficiently, and distributes the image data to an external apparatus. An image format conversion unit implements image processing such as resolution conversion processing, filter processing, γ correction... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100165374 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer-readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes a storage device, a selection unit, a registration unit and a setting unit. The storage device is configured to store an execution condition that associates setting items which are set for execution of a process with setting values for the setting items. The selection unit... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100165373 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program storage medium: An image processing apparatus having plural information processing functions includes a storage unit, a specification unit a function specifying unit, a setting unit, and an execution unit. The storage unit stores at least one execution condition in which plural setting items for the plural information processing functions, and setting values... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100165376 - Printing system, print control method, and program: A printing system includes an order management server configured to receive printing orders placed from a plurality of order placement location apparatuses via a network and to distribute the received printing orders to the plurality of printing location apparatuses via the network. Each printing location apparatus includes a notification unit... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100165392 - Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and storage medium storing computer program: A data processing apparatus that requests an external apparatus to execute apart of sequential processing, receives a control request from the external apparatus, and executes the sequential processing in response to the control request that reflects an execution result of the part of the sequential processing performed by the external... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100165382 - Electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus may include an operation panel, a driving device, an image pickup device, a face detection unit, and a control unit. The operation panel may be configured to move. The driving device may be configured to move the operation panel. The image pickup device may be configured to... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100165403 - Image forming apparatus with controller for storing print data according to characteristic value: An image forming apparatus is provided with a storage device having storage areas divided corresponding to a characteristic value allocated for each print requesting person. Upon receiving print data and a characteristic value from an external device, the image forming apparatus stores the print data into a storage area which... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100165388 - Image forming apparatus, printing control method, and computer-readable recording medium thereof: An image forming apparatus connected to a network and including a storage part, a printing request receiving part for receiving a printing request from a data processing apparatus via the network and recording the printing request in the storage part, the printing request including a page description language list indicating... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20100165398 - Image forming device and image forming method: An image forming device includes a first development unit configured to form a first image on a recording medium with a first developer, a second development unit configured to form a second image on the recording medium with at least one of a plurality of second developers that are different... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100165385 - Image processing apparatus and control method therefor: An apparatus includes an image processing unit changeable in circuit configuration, and control such that the image processing unit performs processing of a plurality of partial images to be processed by using a first circuit configuration of the image processing unit out of a plurality of partial images being input... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100165395 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and control method for image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus that enables to keep its state in a power saving mode by transmitting image data stored in a storage unit to another image processing apparatus even after entering the state of the power saving mode. A conversion unit converts the image data in a first data... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100165390 - Image processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and image processing method: A channel selection section selects whether the subsequent processing to the image data is executed by image distribution precedence processing or by gradation lowering precedence processing in accordance with channel information of the image data. That is, in regard to the channels of C, M and K with relatively high... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100165393 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes: a reading unit; a transmission unit and a limiting unit. The reading unit is configured to read a document and create image data. The transmission unit supports a plurality of transmission modes, and is configured to transmit the image data to an external apparatus using... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100165387 - Image-forming system: An image-forming system includes a writing unit, an image-forming unit, a determining unit, and a control unit. The writing unit is capable of writing additional data to a first storing unit of a recording medium. The image-forming unit forms an image on the recording medium based on image data. The... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100165396 - Information communication system, user terminal and information communication method: An information communication system comprising a plurality of user terminals which output contents delivered via a network and accept input of comments relating to the contents, and an information communication server which receives the comments input by the user terminals and delivers the comments to a plurality of user terminals,... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100165391 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing system: The present invention provides an information processing method including steps of determining whether or not the print driver of a local printer is the same kind as the print driver of a network printer, and comparing the version of the print driver of the network printer with that of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100165397 - Information processing device and recording medium containing program therefor: An information processing device is provided with a display controller configured to display a data display window on a screen of a display device. At least one decision area is defined within the display screen. A storage stores, in association with the at least one decision area printer selection information... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100165399 - Job status monitoring system, job status monitoring method, program, and storage medium: A job status monitoring system includes a job output unit configured to output a job to a job managing unit of an operating system. The job is issued in response to a job issue request. A status of the job output to a printer is monitored by a monitoring unit.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100165383 - Line utilization in integrated document delivery method and apparatus: A document delivery network server having a set of integrated functions including sending, receiving, routing and filing of FAXes and e-mails to other users which achieves numerous advantages over the prior art. The document delivery system is based on a client/server model having both analog and digital Fax line capabilities.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100165377 - Method and device for archiving printed images: In a method or system to archive print images, at least one print image generated with aid of a printing or copying system is recorded with aid of a recording unit. Image data corresponding to the recorded print image are generated. The image data are archived in an archive. At... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100165401 - Mobile device for printing a security identification: A mobile telecommunications device is disclosed. The mobile telecommunications device has a media feed path, a sensor module in the media feed path for sensing data encoded on a surface of a print medium, the data encoding at least a print media identifier, a print medium identifier identifying the print... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100165386 - Print control device for obtaining appropriate print results: A print control device includes a data acquiring section, a print control section, a preview-image output control section, and a print-ratio acquiring section. The data acquiring section acquires image data. The print control section controls a printing device to print an image based on the image data on a sheet.... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100165400 - Printer having coded tag generator: A printer is provided having a tag generator configured to generate tags each encoding first data on an identity of an interface onto which the tags are to be printed and a position of that tag on the interface and second data on a perspective of that tag relative to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100165381 - Printing method and system: A printing method and a printing system are provided. When printing a file on a client, the client is connected to a printer via a network. A print homepage is shown to the client. Then the client accesses the printer via the print homepage on the client, and sends an... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100165394 - Printing system, printing apparatus and image-printing method: A printing system that transfers an image composed of pixels of a first resolution, includes a client and a printing apparatus. The client includes a determining unit that, for a pixel block that is of a size of a pixel of a second resolution that is lower than the first... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100165384 - Printing system, printing method, printing control apparatus, printing control method, and computer readable recording medium stored with printing control program: The printing system comprises: a print data generating unit for generating print data; an image data generating unit for generating image data for each page having a data size of an integral multiple of a specified block size based on the print data; a delivering unit for delivering the image... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100165389 - Reception management apparatus, reception management method and computer program product: In a reception management apparatus, when a print button is operated after scheduled visitor information is selected, a badge ID representing print number is assigned to the selected scheduled visitor information and thereby print data of an entry pass associated with the scheduled visitor information is created and output to... Agent: Day Pitney LLP

20100165402 - Servicing of wireless terminal print job by unsupported printer: A wireless terminal having processing resources, a user interface including a user input device and a display, and a wireless interface causes a file to be printed to a destination printer that is unsupported by the wireless terminal. The processing resources communicatively couple to the wireless interface and to the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20100165379 - System for and method of transmitting device status information via syndication services: The present invention relates to a method of transmitting device status information via syndication services. Specifically, it relates to transmitting device status information of a printer, scanner, fax, multifunction printing device, or other printing device via syndication services such as RSS, Atom, or other syndication service to a user computer... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100165380 - Systems and methods for processing packaged print data streams: Systems and methods consistent with embodiments presented facilitate packaged print data processing. In some embodiments, an initial fragment of print data is parsed to determine if the print data occurs in the form of an OPC print package. If the print data is an OPC package, a language processor for... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100165378 - Variable data printing method using variable text color depending on background: An improved variable data printing (VDP) method is disclosed. A VDP database contains variable data and form data. The variable data includes a plurality of entries each having a plurality attributes. The form data includes images. Each printed piece of a VDP production includes variable data and form data selected... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20100165405 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus has a printing unit for executing a single-sided print job and a double-sided print job. A storage unit stores print target data as backing sheet image data when a single-sided print job is executed. An image reading unit reads images on both sides of a document... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100165404 - Laser print apparatus that generates pulse with value and justification value based on pixels in a multi-bit image: A laser print apparatus includes a memory for storing a multi-bit image including a plurality of pixels. Each pixel is represented by an N-bit value, wherein N is greater than one. A modulation code generator analyzes three adjacent pixels. The three adjacent pixels include a left pixel, a center pixel,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

20100165407 - Method and system for print automation: Systems and methods are described that provide print automation. In an example, a system and method dynamically create a page layout template comprising a compensation value. Other systems, methods, and apparatus are described.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100165408 - Printer and method of printing: A printer equipped with a display panel and configured to perform printing on a label surface of a disc based on an image displayed on the display panel, including: a displaying portion configured to display, on the display panel, (a) a subject image that is based on stored image data... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100165406 - Split large image printing: A printing system, which includes a printer and a client computer having executable instructions for creating a print job. The executable instructions include selecting a medium; dividing an image into a plurality of image partitions; determining margins for the image on the image partitions based on a selected composition layout... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100165361 - Method for reducing consumables usage based on job size: A method implemented by a processor of a printer for reducing consumables usage based on job size includes entering different settings for an n-up printing mode in the printer based on job size such that a job size of one page will be printed 1-up, or on a full page,... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100165362 - Systems and methods for rendering print images: Methods disclosed permit compositing operations to be performed on images using an associated mask even in situations where the image and the mask differ in size. In some embodiments, image and mask data may be specified as a soft mask image in a page description language such as PDF. Scaling... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100165364 - Color conversion of image data: Methods and systems herein provide for the color conversion of image data. Such color conversion includes receiving the image data from an input imaging device and generating a CMYK to CIELab model for conversion of the image data to a color gamut of an output imaging device. From there, a... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20100165369 - Image cropping system and method: Electronic document design systems and methods allowing a user engaged in customizing an electronic product to re-crop product images in a manner that is compatible with the product layout. Upon selection of an image area in the product design, the user can choose to re-crop the image currently displayed in... Agent: Vista Print Usa, Inc. Attn: Patent Counsel

20100165366 - Image processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and image processing method: The quantity processing is executed to data distributed for each color. Binary data obtained by this quantization processing are selected only in regard to a color generating print quantity information. Filtering processing is executed to the binary data of the selected color to generate the print quantity information. In the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100165368 - Image processing device, image forming apparatus incorporating same, image processing method used in the image forming apparatus, and program product used in the image forming apparatus: An image processing device, which can be incorporated in an image forming apparatus and perform an image processing method, includes a first image sensor unit including multiple image sensor chips arranged in a line to read an image of a document by converting light incident from the document into electrical... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20100165365 - Image recording apparatus and storage medium storing program: An image recording apparatus including: a storing portion configured to store first image data based on which recording is performed on one of recording surfaces of a recording medium and second image data based on which the recording is performed on the other surface; a first density adjusting section configured... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100165370 - Laser print apparatus with toner explosion compensation: A printing apparatus comprises a processor comprising registers, and a memory configured to store image data. The processor is configured to load portions of the image data into the registers and perform toner explosion compensation on the portions of the image data loaded in the registers, excluding image data loaded... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/marvell

20100165363 - Methods and systems for calibrating a source and destination pair: At least certain embodiments of the disclosures relate to methods and data processing systems for matching a source profile to a destination profile. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a destination test chart and a corresponding first source test chart with each test chart having color patches. The method... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100165367 - Printer gradation correction method and color patch image: A printer gradation correcting method, comprises the steps of: outputting a color patch image by a printer based on image data of a color patch image; measuring a gradation of the outputted color patch image by a color measuring device so as to obtain a gradation measurement value; and correcting... Agent: Cameron Kerrigan Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100165409 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: A grayscale modulator 200, which is a ΔΣ modulator that converts the grayscale of an image, includes: an adder 250 that adds the pixel value of the image and the output of a feedback arithmetic unit 240; a quantizing unit 210 that quantizes the output of the adder 250 and... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100165410 - Document optimization using solid monochrome colors and outlining: Methods of the present invention allow for optimization of color and shades of gray documents prior to their conversion to a monochrome format. If color/gray elements are identified in the document, the distance between them and their intensity is determined. If there are elements with the same or similar intensity... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100165411 - Document optimization using solid monochrome colors and outlining: Methods of the present invention allow for optimization of color and shades of gray documents prior to their conversion to a monochrome format. If color/gray elements are identified in the document, the distance between them and their intensity is determined. If there are elements with the same or similar intensity... Agent: Go Daddy Group, Inc.

20100165412 - Image formation apparatus, color conversion program embodied on computer readable medium, and color conversion method: In order to accelerate the processing speed using existing hardware or program, MFP sets a reference lattice point in the device space of a printer (S05), calculates the difference between first color data and the reference lattice point (S06), sets the dimension having the largest difference of the differences of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100165413 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method for supressing jaggies in the edge portions of image: To suppress jaggies in second image data on the basis of first image data, the second image data obtained by executing halftoning processing for the first image data, and attribute data representing an attribute of each pixel contained in the first image data, a judgment signal indicating whether to execute... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100165414 - Method of superimposing an image onto another, method of personalizing a data carrier using the image superimposing method and a personalized data carrier: A method of superimposing a first image onto a second image, wherein each image is defined by a plurality of pixels is disclosed. The method includes changing target pixels of the second image corresponding in position to pixels of the first image to be superimposed on the second image. Changing... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100165415 - System for providing information through interaction with a printed page: A system for providing information is disclosed. The system has a server which stores page descriptors. A printer is also includes which prints a printed page with visible and invisible data. The invisible data is indicative of one or more of the page descriptors. A sensing device senses the invisible... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20100165416 - Electronic blackboard: A copy button is pushed to output image data to an external storage medium, such as a USB memory. Then, a process for writing the image data in the USB memory is executed, and an image corresponding to the image data is printed. When the printed image is light, a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100165417 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium: An image processing apparatus judges whether each of a plurality of image areas included in a platen image, which is obtained by reading a platen on which an original is placed, has a characteristic indicating a table. In a case where at least one of the plurality of image areas... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100165422 - Document reading apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes a housing, a module board including an imaging section disposed in the housing to read a document, and a module holder disposed in the housing to support the module board in a state in which a distance between the imaging section and the document is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100165421 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus obtains an image of an original area on the basis of a platen image obtained by reading an entire surface of a platen including an original placed on the platen. The image processing apparatus extracts a plurality of image areas included in the platen image, and... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100165420 - Image processing appratus, image processing method and computer program: Conventionally, in the case where multiple readings of a document are carried out in order to generate an output image, image processing to the super-resolution image has been started after waiting for completion of the multiple readings necessary for giving target resolution to the image after super-resolution processing. Therefore, a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100165418 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus having the same: A rear side surface of a frame of an image-forming apparatus has throttle portions protruding toward the inside of the frame. By aligning the screw holes in the throttle portions and the through-holes in a guide rail and then screwing screws into these holes, the guide rail is fixed to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100165419 - Image reading device and image reading method: An image reading device 1 includes an output acquiring unit 21 acquiring outputs from a plurality of light receiving elements 17 arranged to form an image reading surface for reading an image of an original, a difference detecting unit 22 detecting edges in the original or an end portion of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100165423 - Image reading apparatus: The presence or absence of outside light is individually decided with respect to each of the time of executing AFE adjusted value acquiring processing, the time of executing LED adjusted value acquiring processing and the time of executing black correction data acquiring processing. In the case of deciding that the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20100165424 - Image reading device having image sensor: The image reading device includes a first document member, a white reference plate, an image sensor, a conveying section, and a control section. A first document is placed on the first document member. The image sensor reads the first document placed on the first document member. The conveying section conveys... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

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