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Facsimile and static presentation processing February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11

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02/24/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110043844 - Document management system and method for controlling the same: A document management apparatus according to the present invention includes a management unit configured to manage a document, a request unit configured to request an image processing apparatus to generate an operational element that instructs execution by a reading unit for replacement of the document, a reception unit configured to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110043841 - Host apparatus and method to share favorite image reading apparatuses thereof: A host apparatus and a method to share favorite image reading apparatuses thereof are provided. The method to share favorite image reading apparatuses of a host apparatus includes registering at least one of searched image reading apparatuses to a list of favorite image reading apparatuses; selecting at least one of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110043842 - Information processing apparatus: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a printer portion performing a printing process. The printer portion has a sheet-discharge outlet for discharging a sheet, an opening-closing door for opening and closing the sheet- discharge outlet, the door performing an opening/closing operation for the sheet-discharge outlet through rotation of a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110043845 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: A document ID is recorded in an operation log, and an operation ID and document ID are recorded in a job log. The job log and operation log are set such that they can be searched in association with each other. An operation log record associated with a designated document... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110043843 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus according to the present invention can display necessary information in the order according to an identified user even if a display area for displaying information is limited. The information processing apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a plurality of messages, a storage unit configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110043852 - Document output device, computer readable medium and document output method: A document output device includes an acquisition unit and a controller. When a printed document is read by a reading device and output of the document on the basis of read document information is instructed, the acquisition unit acquires at least one of attribute information of a document receiver, attribute... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110043851 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable medium storing program: An image forming apparatus includes: a memory that memorizes a storage area storing document data; a receiving unit that receives an instruction for creating a second storage area corresponding to a first storage area created by another image forming apparatus; and a creating unit that creates the second storage area... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110043850 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling fax thereof: A method of controlling a fax of an image forming apparatus which transmits/receives a fax using a plurality of telephone lines, includes detecting a size of a fax data to be transmitted; checking communication settings of the plurality of telephone lines according to the detection result; detecting whether the plurality... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110043853 - Image forming apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing system, image processing method, program, and recording medium: A disclosed image forming apparatus capable of delivering image data includes an image forming unit configured to read an image to generate image data, a workflow selection unit configured to receive selection of workflows each obtained by optionally combining input processing, image-conversion processing and output processing plug-ins for processing the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20110043858 - Image transfer identification system: The present invention provides A method for identifying lost individuals comprising the steps of (a) compiling a first individual data contact; (b) entering the first individual data contact sheet information into a computer mediated contact database; (c) compiling a first individual tag identifier; (d) entering the first individual tag identifier... Agent: Steven B. Stein

20110043856 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus is used in a network environment including a plurality of printing apparatuses and a plurality of client devices which form printing data for realizing a printing processing in the plurality of printing apparatuses. Regarding an association between printing apparatus and driver constituting a selection unit at... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110043846 - Method and system for reducing materials usage associated with document printing: A system for performing a print job request includes a processor, a printing device, and a computer-readable storage medium in communication with the processor. The computer-readable storage medium includes one or more programming instructions for receiving a print job request having a first set of one or more printing parameters,... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20110043848 - Method for implementing resource conservation policies with printing devices: A method and apparatus for policy based enforcement of print job attributes is provided. A printing device receives a print job that includes user identification information. The printing device determines a policy associated with the user identification information. The policy indicates how electronic documents associated with that user are to... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20110043855 - Print data processing apparatus, print data processing method, and storage medium: A print data processing apparatus includes a first processor and a second processor. The first processor rasterizes a resource of print data corresponding to pages that precede an m-th page, in a case where a plurality of pages of print data share the resource, and generates intermediate data of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110043854 - Printer network system, server device, and computer-readable recording medium: In a printer network system including a client device and a server device connected to the client device via a network, the server device includes a virtual print processor unit which receives a request of a print job from an application unit of the client device and generates image data... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20110043849 - Printing system and method: A printing system and method include analyzing a plurality of properties of a document, and for each of a plurality of ink sets, calculating a metric for each of the properties.... Agent: Heiko Vollmann, Esq. Wilcken & Vollmann

20110043847 - System and method for allocating content of electronic documents: A computer implemented document-processing system comprises at least one processing element including a receiving component, a target-region identifying component a database and a calculating component. The receiving component electronically receives a print-job specification corresponding to at least one printable document. The receiving component electronically stores the print-job specification. The target-region... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20110043857 - Wireless printing system, information processing apparatus, printing apparatus and methods of controlling same: In a system in which communication between an information processing apparatus and a printing apparatus is possible, the information processing apparatus detects that communication with the printing apparatus has become possible and, in response to detection that such communication has become possible, generates print data based upon data that the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110043859 - Print data processing apparatus, control method for print data processing apparatus, and storage medium: A print data processing apparatus includes a first processor configured not to execute a command to convert print data to intermediate data when a resource is rasterized in accordance with a command to rasterize the resource of the print data, and to convert the print data which is not converted... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110043860 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device includes a printer unit configured to perform a printing process, a display unit configured to display an image and display printing information including setting information of the printing process using the printer unit, a position sensor configured to output a detection signal enabling a determination of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110043831 - Method and system for automatically reducing page count in a document printing process: A system automatically determines whether to shrink a document to be printed by determining whether various parameters of the final page of the document satisfy certain criteria. If so, the system may automatically shrink the document by using a shrink-to-fit process and/or by automatically reducing the font size of some... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20110043832 - Printed audio format and photograph with encoded audio: A printed audio format includes a printed encoding of an audio signal, and a plurality of spaced-apart and parallel rails. The printed encoding of the audio signal is located between the plurality of rails and each rail comprises at least one marker. The printed encoding comprises a first portion and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110043834 - Color conversion system and color conversion processing method: For color conversion of image data in a L*a*b* color space, a color conversion system includes a color conversion processor to implement a first color conversion for color conversion of data positions of an image data in a reference-color representing first region covering a constant hue line at a prescribed... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20110043833 - Enhanced imaging with adjusted image swath widths: A method for forming an image comprising a first halftone image having a first screen angle and a second halftone image having a second screen angle. A recording head forms a plurality of image swaths. Each swath is merged with another swath at a merge line. A row of cells... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20110043837 - Image forming apparatus and calibration method for image forming apparatus: According to an embodiment, in an image forming apparatus and a calibration method for an image forming apparatus, whether a sheet is housed in a sheet cassette or not is determined, and when it is determined that no sheet is housed, a display to instruct manual paper feed is shown... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110043840 - Image forming device: A problem that setting (setting the kind of a paper or a printout method) for achieving the print effect (gloss effect or matte effect) at a maximum is very complicated and therefore, a manual setting thereof by a user is very difficult. When image data which a user desires to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110043839 - Image processing apparatus: When one or both of color conversion data for chromatic colors and color conversion data for achromatic colors are rewritten, attribute information of the color conversion data for chromatic colors or the color conversion data for achromatic colors is updated and this attribute information is displayed on a display.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110043835 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a spot color area detection unit, an erasing determination unit and a drawing control unit. The spot color area detection unit detects a spot color area in image information. The erasing determination unit determines, based on designation regarding drawing of the spot color area, as... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20110043838 - Image processing device and image processing method: First, multivalued image data (24-1 to 24-2) corresponding to the M passes is generated from input image data, and the multivalued image data corresponding to the M passes is quantized to generate quantized data (26-1 to 26-2) corresponding to the M passes. Then, the quantized data corresponding to the M... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110043836 - Printing control device, printer driver, conversion device, printer, printing system, control method for a printing control device, and control method for a printer: Printout that enables the user to easily know printed information is produced. A print data acquisition unit 11 acquires, as part of the print data, code information that is information for printing a code image 30 and contains at least one attribute data set including an identifier and a parameter.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20110043861 - Grayscale printing control method and device: A grayscale printing control method, a device thereof and a storage medium are provided. The method comprises: determining the grayscale level of image data of each point in each point line and converting the same into multi-bit binary data; forming a data set using the binary data of the same... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20110043862 - Determination of optimum merge line locations: A method for forming a halftone image on recording media includes providing a recording head comprising a plurality of individually addressable recording channels. The recording head forms a plurality of image swaths, with each swath formed during a separate scan. A plurality of locations is identified within a representative unit... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff

20110043863 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: An image forming apparatus includes an image reader that reads each of the plurality of documents and obtains image data corresponding thereto; a code detection/analysis portion that detects, from the image data, identification codes included in the documents and including output processing information which is information relating to an output... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110043864 - Deblurring and supervised adaptive thresholding for print-and-scan document image evaluation: A method is described to obtain a binary image from the print-and-scan process to best match the known original. A point-spread function (PSF) of the PAS process is first obtained from its knife-edge responses, and deblurring is carried out on the scanned images using deconvolution. After image deskewing and preliminary... Agent: Chen Yoshimura LLP Attention Ying Chen

20110043865 - Visual uniformity adjustment procedure using areas of different screen geometries and frequencies: A method for correcting at least one uniformity error selected from the group consisting of a process direction uniformity error and a cross-process direction uniformity error in an image printing system that prints on an image bearing surface movable in a process direction. The method includes printing on a media... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20110043866 - Dual optical path image scanner for automatic image quality measurements in an image production device: A method for automatically measuring image quality using a dual optical path image scanner an image production device is disclosed. The method may include receiving a signal to measure image quality, moving a flip-mirror into an optical path of the image scanner, initiating scanning and printing of a test image... Agent: Prass LLP

20110043867 - Facsimile machine, control method therefor, and control program therefor: A facsimile machine that enables to limit a facsimile transmission based on a network address converted from an inputted telephone number, and provides a facsimile transmission based on a network address designated as a destination of received image data. An input unit inputs a telephone number of a transmitting destination.... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP

20110043871 - Document photosensor of surface-mounted elements: A document photosensor is provided which comprises upper and lower sensor assemblies 1 and 2 disposed on opposite sides of a passageway 55 along which a document 50 is transported. Upper sensor assembly 1 comprises an upper substrate 11, an upper LED chip 21 surface-mounted on upper substrate 11 and... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20110043868 - Duplex scanning apparatus: A duplex scanning apparatus includes an automatic document feeder and a flatbed image scanner. The automatic document feeder includes a document feeder case, a scanning glass plate and a first light source. The flatbed image scanner includes a scanner case, a glass platform, a second light source and a scanning... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20110043872 - Erecting equal-magnification lens array plate, optical scanning unit, and image reading device: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a stack of a first lens array plate provided with a plurality of first lenses arranged on a first surface and a plurality of second lenses arranged on a second surface, and a second lens array plate provided with a plurality of third... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110043869 - Information processing system, its method and program: It is an object to provide an information processing system characterized in comprising an object classification means that classifies a document-composing object extracted from an electronic document or a document image into a text region-composing object and a chart region-composing object by using at least an area histogram of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110043870 - Information reading system for reading information on document: An information reading system comprising an information processing apparatus, a first information reading apparatus which is connected to the information processing apparatus and reads information on a sheet and a second information reading apparatus which is connectable to one of the information processing apparatus and the first information reading apparatus,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110043873 - Image reading apparatus, control method therefor, and program: There is provided an image reading apparatus and a control method therefor, which can suppress the influence of external light, and obtain an appropriate read image. To accomplish this, the image reading apparatus executes a Light-on reading processing for turning on an LED and causing a sensor to read an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110043874 - Image reading apparatus, image formation apparatus, image reading method, image formation method, program for causing image reading method to be executed, and program for causing image formation method to be executed: In the so-called sky-shot in which reading is performed with a platen cover (32) open, an output signal of a read image is compared with a white reference value generated from a white reference member (40). Only if a value greater than or equal to the white reference value exists... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110043875 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus which reads an original document and generates a monochrome image, includes a scanner configured to output a color signal from a color sensor which reads the original document and a monochrome signal from a monochrome sensor which reads the original document, a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

  
02/17/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110037992 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and system: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus having, in addition to a printing function, at least one of a copying function, a scanner function, and a facsimile function includes a setting-file generating unit configured to collect data concerning setting items necessary for the operation of the functions of the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110037994 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a data collecting unit configured to collect, every time each kind of processing of the apparatus is executed by a task, information related to the processing and store the information in a volatile memory, an error detecting unit configured to detect... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110037993 - Method and apparatus for booting an image reproduction apparatus: An image reproduction apparatus including a power control unit detecting whether an error has occurred in supplying power to the image reproduction apparatus; and a booting control unit selectively cold-booting the image reproduction apparatus based on the detection of whether the error with supplying the power has occurred.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110037998 - Facsimile apparatus, information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer readable medium: A facsimile apparatus includes an acquisition unit and a first registration unit. The acquisition unit acquires a transmission source number and a reception number of a facsimile reception document. The first registration unit acquires use restriction information corresponding to the transmission source number and the reception number acquired by the... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20110037999 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the apparatus: The invention relates to an image forming apparatus having a hibernation function and a control method of the apparatus. When a transition to hibernation is instructed, it is determined whether or not a job is ongoing, and if it is determined that a job is ongoing, a job suspension request... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110038002 - Image forming device, information processing device, and print preview processing method: An image forming device is capable of making data communication with at least one printing device through a network. The image forming device comprises: a print job acquiring part for acquiring a print job created in response to user's instructions for printing; an image forming part for producing a printed... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110038006 - Image processing apparatus, control method of image processing apparatus, and program: The invention enables a user to perform a process to image data stored in an image inputting apparatus even if the user does not leave the image inputting apparatus being close to an image processing apparatus. To achieve this, the image processing apparatus capable of performing wireless communication with the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110038004 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Whether or not a received drawing instruction is an instruction which needs an arithmetic operating process with a background portion is discriminated. When it is determined that the received drawing instruction is not the instruction which needs the arithmetic operating process with the background portion, the drawing instruction is converted... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110038000 - Information processing device, printing system, and printing control method: A printing system includes a plurality of printers, a plurality of information processing devices and a managing device which are interconnected via a network for data communication. Each of the information processing devices determines whether the number of printing sheets used in printing processes having been requested by the information... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110037996 - Method and system for automatically creating print governance rules and policies: A method and system for accommodating a plurality of printing systems arranged as an enterprise printing system including a memory for storing printer usage information related to a plurality of tasks performed with respect to the enterprise printing system and a processing module including a tangible processor. The tangible processor... Agent: Xerox Corporation (cdfs)

20110037995 - Methods and systems for providing device specific print options to remote printing services: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling remote printing services to consistently obtain and utilize print capabilities of printing devices across a wide variety of connection topologies. A client device retrieves the print capabilities from one or more printing devices selected for printing a document. The document and the print... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP

20110038005 - Peripheral device and image reading device: The present invention is applicable to a peripheral device which performs processing based on information from an information processing device. The peripheral device of present invention is characterized by a storage unit, which stores in it a program of controlling of designated processing, and stores in it data for controlling... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110038003 - Printing apparatus for printing received print data: A printing apparatus includes a communication unit configured to receive print data including first information regarding printing setting information set in advance and second information regarding inhibition information with printing settings inhibited from being changed among the first information, an operation unit configured to be operated so as to change... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110038001 - Printing control method, a computer readable storage medium storing instructions of a computer program thereof, and an image formation device: A printing control method for a processing device transmitting a first and second document data to an image formation device, the first and second document data including first and second print parameters respectively, each of the first and second print parameters being set by a setup window of a printer... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110037997 - System and method of presenting remotely sensed visual data in multi-spectral, fusion, and three-spatial dimension images: A system and method for generating visual information from remotely sensed information may include collecting a first remotely sensed image. A second remotely sensed image may be collected. The images may be processed to orient the images in substantially the same orientation. The first and second images may be printed... Agent: Patton Boggs LLP

20110037990 - Image forming apparatus and method for controlling image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that forms images on sheets by using input image data, the apparatus including: a detection unit that detects a blank area outside of an image forming area formed on a sheet; a setting unit that, when a sum of a length in a conveyance direction of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110037991 - Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium: There is provided an image forming apparatus including: a sensitivity calculating unit; a first correction amount calculating unit that calculates, for each of the different density values of the color material, correction amounts for correcting density nonuniformity with respect to each recording element in regard to each of the color... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20110038009 - Method and system for compensating imaging defect in image forming apparatus: Disclosed is a method for compensating an imaging defect in an image forming apparatus. The method includes generating a raster image. Further, the method includes determining a compensating profile representing the imaging defect in the image forming apparatus. Furthermore, the method includes forming a defect-compensated image based on the raster... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20110038008 - MoirÉ-free color halftoning methods, apparatus and systems: Disclosed are moiré-free color halftoning methods, apparatus and systems to digitally reproduce an original color image. The disclosed embodiments are particularly useful for rendering a color image with a color printing device. According to one exemplary embodiment, an image forming method utilizes three or four rotated hexagonal screens which can... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20110038007 - Moire-free color halftoning methods, apparatus and systems: Disclosed are moiré-free color halftoning methods, apparatus and systems to digitally reproduce an original color image. The disclosed embodiments are particularly useful for rendering a color image with a color printing device. According to one exemplary embodiment, an image forming method utilizes three or four rotated hexagonal screens which can... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20110038010 - Systems and methods for building a color lookup table for a printer: Color separation systems and methods improve color constancy and smoothness of a color lookup table (LUT) for a printer. A plurality of nodes of the LUT may be defined in calorimetric space, and the nodes out of the printer gamut may be mapped to the printer gamut surface. All possible... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20110038011 - Printing device, and control method of printing device: A problem to be solved by the present invention is to reduce workload of setting colors that are most suitable for printing image data. In order to solve the problem, a printing device according to the present invention is a printing device that can be loaded with M color materials,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110038013 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus performs a density adjustment process for generating an image containing a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image for warning against the use of copy products. To help users to easily adjust the density of a latent image portion and a background portion in the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image, the image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110038012 - Method and device against forgery: The method includes determining characteristics of an item of equipment printing the original document; determining a mark allowing an original to be distinguished from a copy, according to characteristics of the print equipment destined to be utilized for printing the mark on the document; printing the mark with the print... Agent: Young & Thompson

20110038014 - Method and apparatus for generating image data of document, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: A method is provided for generating image data of a document by reading an image depicted on the document having a plurality of surfaces to be read. The method includes: reading, by an image reader, a surface image that is an image depicted on each of the surfaces; detecting, by... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110038015 - Image forming device and image forming method: Another code image is added so that a code image previously embedded in an original document image can be read. An image forming device includes: a generation means configured to use, when a second code image is combined with the original document image including a first code image, a result... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110038016 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes: an image processing section including plural image processing groups and including a DR (dynamic reconfigurable) circuit at least in one of the image processing groups and configured to process image data; a control section configured to set data for reconfiguration in... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110038018 - Pixel interpolation apparatus, method for pixel interpolation, and image reading apparatus using the same: An embodiment has: weighting interpolation section for obtaining a pixel value for a missing pixel by a one-dimensional weighting interpolating method, using pixels in the vicinity of the missing pixel as reference pixels, and for generating a primarily interpolated image signal including the interpolated pixel value in place; frequency decomposition... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110038017 - System and method for demarcating media sheets during a scan operation: Disclosed are a scanner for demarcating each media sheet of one or more media sheets and a method thereof. The scanner includes a platen, a scanlid, an illuminating mechanism and a scanhead. The platen accommodates one or more media sheets. The scanlid is pivotally coupled to the platen and provides... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20110038019 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a light source, an imaging optics system, an image pickup device unit, a memory, and a processor. The imaging optics system condenses scattered light reflected on an object to be imaged to form condensed light as an image. The imaging optics system includes plural cells... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110038020 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus reads an image on an original and generates lines of data by causing a carriage to perform scanning, then by referring to the data, detects chromatic color pixels that exist between two achromatic color pixels, being first and second achromatic color pixels, from among pixels in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

  
02/10/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110032556 - Document processing device, document processing method, and recording medium: A document processing device comprises: a document data acquiring part for acquiring document data; a character string extracting part for extracting character strings satisfying a predetermined condition for character string extraction from the document data acquired by the document data acquiring part; a format creating part for deriving the respective... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110032557 - Printing: A method of printing on both sides of a substrate (20) comprising checking the relative positions of images on the front and back of the printed substrate (20) by capturing an image (100, 100) of markings (60, 62, 50, 52) on the front and back by imaging the printed substrate... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20110032559 - Data processing apparatus, method for controlling data processing apparatus, and information processing apparatus: A method is provided that restricts execution of a job where a finished sheet which is specified in a job, and another finished sheet that is fed, do not match each other. The method for controlling a data processing apparatus for causing a post-processing apparatus to execute post-processing on a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110032560 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium storing program: An information processing apparatus that can be connected to an image-forming apparatus, a method, and a program used for the information processing apparatus are disclosed. The information processing apparatus comprises a control unit for controlling print-setting information set for document data to be printed, a recognition unit for recognizing information... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110032558 - Pdl data processing device: A PDL data processing device may obtain PDL data including plural sets of drawing part data and a set of deletion part data. The set of the deletion part data may include timing information and data information indicating a target set of the drawing part data of a deletion target.... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20110032570 - Captured image processing system and recording medium: A captured image processing system includes: a designation information accepting section for accepting designation information indicative of a location of a designated region in a captured image; a region determination section for determining an output target region in the captured image based on the designation information; and a corrected data... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110032562 - Greenbooks: A computer architecture that integrates desktop productivity applications with various visualization engines and various output engines allowing visualization, modification and formatting of the ultimate output from the application. Methods for accomplishing content visualization, editing and formatting in light of one or more printing option are also provided. Methods and apparatus... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20110032565 - Image processing apparatus: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus, which makes it possible to put an implementation order of an outputting job, inputted by a user and currently in the standby state, forward, even if the concerned user does not conduct specific operations. The apparatus includes: a job inputting section to input an... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20110032566 - Information processing apparatus and control method of information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus (i.e., a MFP) of the present invention acquires scanned image data and acquires the execution condition of the series of processing corresponding to the attribute information of the acquired image data. The information processing apparatus acquires a series of processing corresponding to the execution condition of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110032564 - Information processing apparatus, printing apparatus, image processing cooperation system, control method, and computer-readable medium: An information processing apparatus for generating output data to be output to a printing apparatus, which executes print processing or output processing to a display apparatus according to a definition described in the output data, comprises a holding unit which holds information of the printing apparatus as port information of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110032569 - Information processing apparatus, printing apparatus, printing system, information processing apparatus control method, printing apparatus control method, and computer-readable storage medium: In an information processing apparatus, in response to designation of a paper setting via a user interface of a printer driver, a print setting generation unit determines whether the designated paper setting corresponds to a paper type relating to back side paper based on paper type setting information acquired from... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110032563 - Job history information auditing system, image forming apparatus, control method, and computer-readable medium: A job history information auditing system includes an image forming apparatus which generates job history information including a log and image data or a link log upon execution of a job, and a data server which saves the job history information in a searchable state.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110032567 - Job processing system and image processing apparatus: A job processing system including; an operation section accepting an operation of setting of job; a generate section generating a job data based on a setting information related to the setting of the job which accepted a setting completion in the operation section; a first storage section storing the generated... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110032568 - Printing apparatus and printing control method: A printing apparatus includes a log information acquisition unit configured, if a print source is a print server, to acquire log information from the print server, or if the print source is a client apparatus, to acquire log information from a log management server in which the client apparatus writes... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110032571 - System and method for compensating for resource unavailability in an image processing system: A method and system for providing back-up server functionality in an image processing system. Upon detecting that a primary server is unavailable an image processing device switches processing operations to a back-up server configured to receive information from the image processing device. The back-up server is configured to have substantially... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110032561 - Universal printer chip with a single data table: The invention is a replacement universal printer chip that utilizes a single data table. The replacement printer chip includes a microcontroller that emulates the chip functions of an entire model line of printers made by the same manufacturer. The universal chip identifies and blocks the overwrite locations in a single... Agent: Marc E. Hankin, Esq.

20110032572 - Job history data inspection system: There is provided a job history data inspection system capable of appropriate access control on job histories. A data processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive job history data about a history of a job executed by an image processing unit, a setting unit configured to acquire, based... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110032543 - Velocity calculation device, image forming apparatus, and computer readable storage medium: a computation section that, using as a reference period at each of plural predetermined points in time a individual period detected most recently by a detection section for one or other of plural generating sections, computes for each of the reference periods an average value of the reference period and... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.

20110032553 - Color material amount determination table forming method and color material amount measurement apparatus: A disclosed color material amount determination table forming method includes forming a pattern image by changing a control parameter controlling the adhered amount of plural color materials so that the adhered amounts of the respective color materials are changed in the pattern image, measuring reflectance characteristics in a visible wavelength... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110032545 - Controlling process color in a color adjustment system: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for controlling process color in a color adjustment system in an image marking device. A control parameter, such as a gain matrix, forms a basis of an adaptive closed-loop controller. A sensitivity matrix is used to calculate the gain matrix. This... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20110032552 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: A data processing apparatus which compresses image data determines whether each of a plurality of regions obtained by segmenting the image data is a first region in which all the pixels are represented by a specific color. Upon determining that the region is not the first region, the apparatus determines... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110032554 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus which generates print data for driving a printing head having nozzle groups for color which are capable of discharging ink at a first resolution and nozzle groups for black which are capable of discharging ink at a second resolution which is higher than the first resolution... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110032548 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit that stores an image fanning information including an image type information indicative of a type of an image for each image, an index value to be a decision source related to a suppression in a consumption of a recording material, and a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110032549 - Image processing apparatus and image processing computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit that stores image formation information in which print setting information is associated with an index useful in deciding to suppress consumption of a recording material; and an execution unit that executes a process of displaying one or more pieces of the image... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110032550 - Led emission wavelength estimation method, image reading apparatus, and multifunction printer apparatus: In a prior art, since the wavelengths of R, G, and B LEDs serving as the light sources of a CIS scanner vary, read colors vary between individual scanners. Since the behavior of metamerism also changes due to the same reason, measures against the metamerism are hard to take. To... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110032544 - Optimal patch code design via device characterization: A method for optimally using color patch codes or color barcodes for transmitting machine-readable information, via device characterization, is disclosed to comprise characterizing a printing device and optionally a sensing device for identifying a number of recognizably spaced printer output colors; deriving a code book, by relating the printer output... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20110032547 - Print image forming apparatus, computer readable medium storing program and method for forming print image: A print image forming apparatus includes: an obtaining unit that obtains a document having at least one page; a color information generating unit that generates color information from an identifier allocated to and associated with the obtained document according to a predetermined rule; and a forming unit that forms an... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110032555 - Printer: A printer includes an input unit, a cell-size changing unit, a print data creating unit, and a printing unit. The input unit receives table data describing a table including a plurality of cells. Each of the plurality of cells has a size. The cell-size changing unit is configured to be... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110032551 - System, method and software for reducing printer colorant usage: A system, method, and printer controller software for reducing printer colorant usage by using printer controller software which controls the deposition by the printer of the printer colorant on the printable medium in response to selected print image quality and printer colorant reduction criteria, as well as identifying printer colorant... Agent: International Paper Company

20110032546 - Systems and methods for estimating the color of coated prints: A method for estimating the color of a coated print includes: measuring the color of an uncoated print with a color measuring device; and estimating the color of the print when coated by a coating process based on the uncoated color measurement using a function that correlates uncoated color measurements... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20110032573 - System and method of halftone printing of image spot colors using ranked ordered pairing of colorants and halftone screens: Systems and methods of halftoning an image for extended-colorant printing image spot colors are provided which perform a quality ranking of a plurality of periodic halftone screens to be used in halftoning the image and an objectionability ranking of the colorants used to produce the one or more image spot... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc

20110032574 - Image output system for outputting image based on information of number of dots to be formed in predetermined area: The image output system of the invention collects a preset number of adjacent pixels to one pixel group to divide a number of pixels constituting an image into multiple pixel groups and specifies a pixel group tone value as a representative tone value of each pixel group. The image output... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20110032575 - Method for estimation of image defocus and defocus restoration: A method for determining local defocus distance in a scanned image of a non-planar original object is provided comprising scanning at least a portion of the non-planar original object to produce first scanned image data at a first focal plane and scanning same the at least a portion of the... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20110032576 - Device capable of reading plural documents, method of controlling the device, and program: Provided is a device that prevents unauthorized copying of a document to which copy inhibition information is added.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110032577 - Image recording apparatus and controlling method thereof: A first surface image expanding unit and a second surface image expanding unit respectively execute an expansion process for expanding recording data of a plurality of pages of both surfaces into a dot image of each page and for holding the dot image. A post-processing mechanism includes at least a... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110032578 - Systems and methods for routing a facsimile confirmation based on content: A method for routing a confirmation of receipt of a facsimile or portion thereof according to one embodiment of the present invention includes analyzing text of a facsimile for at least one of a meaning and a context of the text; and routing one or more confirmations to one or... Agent: Zilka-kotab, PC

20110032579 - Image forming apparatus, method for setting image-processing parameter, and computer program product: There is provided an image forming apparatus that includes: an operating unit; a plurality of scanner units each obtaining image data by scanning; an image processing unit capable of adjusting reading characteristics by correcting the image data; and an image-processing control unit that includes an image-processing-parameter calculating unit that calculates... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20110032580 - Scanning device and scanning method thereof: A scanning device and a scanning method thereof are provided. The scanning device includes a scanning group, a paper-feed roller and a calibration portion. The scanning group includes a line light source generating module and a scanning module. The line light source generating module includes a point light source, a... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20110032581 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and image processing method: This invention is directed to an image processing apparatus and method capable of analyzing a character image to detect a blur, and reducing the blur on a printed product. According to the method, a scanner reads an original character image, generating image data. A blur and deterioration of a character... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110032583 - Apparatus and method for controlling the apparatus: An apparatus for moving a unit to execute scanning includes a scanning unit including a motor, an encoder for outputting a signal according to movement of the unit, a detection unit for detecting a current supplied to the motor, a speed control unit for executing a speed control of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110032582 - Scanning device: The invention is directed to a scanning device including an image sensing module, a first carrier, a second carrier and a holder. The image sensing module includes an image sensor for reading the image of an original document. The first carrier is for carrying the original document in a dynamic... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20110032584 - Scanning apparatus for transparent documents: A scanning apparatus for transparent documents includes a scanner which includes a host and a lid pivotally coupled with the host, and a transparent document holding module which is located between the host and the lid, and includes a main body and a light guide element which is located on... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20110032585 - Image reading apparatus, method for controlling image reading apparatus, and recording medium: If failure occurs in a part of reading units during a document reading operation, a user restarts an image reading apparatus to allow resuming the reading operation from the image of the document next to the image of the already read document. An image reading apparatus determines whether reading operation... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

  
02/03/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110026059 - Method and apparatus for determining media thickness in a feeder section of an image production device: A method and apparatus for determining media thickness in a feeder section of an image production device is disclosed. The method may include receiving one or more multi-dimensional images of a media stack from an imaging device, the media stack including one or more media clips that each contain a... Agent: Prass LLP

20110026060 - Hose device, image reading apparatus, and method of controlling image reading apparatus using host device: A host device, an image reading apparatus, and a method of controlling the image reading apparatus using the host device are provided. A method of controlling an image reading apparatus using a host device includes receiving input of at least one scanning function for an image reading apparatus to be... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110026061 - Host device with universal image scanning device driver and driver management method thereof: A host device and a driver management method of the host device are provided. The driver management method of the host device includes searching for at least one image scanning device connected to the host device, displaying a list of the at least one image scanning device found as a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110026062 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select a mode of processing to be executed when a power supply state of the information processing apparatus is shifted from a first power supply state to a second power supply state, a determination unit configured to determine time necessary... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110026068 - Configuring apparatus, image output apparatus, methods of controlling the same, and program: If connection to an output apparatus is detected, a configuring apparatus acquires information about the output apparatus. If disconnection of communication connection with the output apparatus is detected, the configuring apparatus makes various configurations based on the acquired information. If communication connection with the output apparatus is detected again after... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110026067 - Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing program for the same: An image forming apparatus capable of being used for a longest possible time period without the need for a user to determine the necessity of part replacement. In a case that a conveyance roller or other part whose consumption degree exceeds a prescribed value is used for a job set... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20110026066 - Image processing apparatus, encrypted job execution method thereof, and recording medium: This is to provide an image processing apparatus and others capable of ensuring security by shortening the connecting time of an external recording medium when a plurality of jobs including target data pieces encrypted with shared keys and the shared keys encrypted with a user's public key are executed. A... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110026064 - Image processing system, image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, program, and recording medium: Disclosed is an image processing system including a user management unit that manages login and issues an authentication ticket to an image forming apparatus; a task request unit that makes an image processing request with an addition of the authentication ticket; a detection unit that detects whether the image processing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110026063 - Image reading apparatus and image determining method: As provided with a first reading section and a second reading section for reading both surfaces of a document, an image reading apparatus respectively calculates gamma correction values in gamma correcting sections and correction factors in color correcting sections, and corrects colors of criteria images being read by the first... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110026065 - Print job management method and system: A printing system includes a job management server and multiple remote print stations. The print stations have user input capability, and a user may enter identification information and request that a document stored by the job management server be printed at the print station.... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20110026073 - Approach for processing print data without a client print driver: An approach is provided for processing print data without a client print driver. A print agent is configured to discover a conversion service using Web services. A Web services-enabled print service is configured to determine whether print data received from a client is rasterized. In response to determining that the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20110026077 - Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and storage medium: A data processing apparatus including an application for setting print setting information and printer drivers for generating a print job includes a selection unit configured to select a printer driver and a display control unit configured, if a printer driver that cannot generate a print job for outputting a print... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110026071 - Dynamic and real-time print schema documents: A method and apparatus is provided for printing to a Web services-enabled printing device. A print driver executing on a client device receives, from the printing device, printing device capability data that specifies a plurality of features and options currently supported by the printing device. The print driver generates a... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20110026072 - Dynamic devmode support: A method and apparatus is provided for printing to a Web services-enabled printing device. A print driver executing on a client device receives, from the printing device, printing device capability data that specifies a plurality of features and options currently supported by the printing device. The print driver generates a... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20110026075 - Image communication apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: An image communication apparatus includes: a storage device storing an address identifier and frequency of use of an address as a transmission destination; an address display device displaying a plurality of addresses such that an address of high frequency of use is displayed with higher priority than an address of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110026074 - Image communication system, image reading device and communication device: An image communication system, comprising an image reading device; and a communication device, wherein the image reading device comprises an image reading unit; a transmission unit to transmit the image date to a communication device; an evaluation information receiving unit to receive evaluation information indicating that re-reading of the image... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110026078 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus for performing rendering processing includes an input unit configured to input information relating to an object, a classification unit configured to classify a graphic type of the object based on the information relating to the object, and a processing unit configured to switch a processing procedure... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110026079 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether user information has been input to a printing apparatus before a print instruction for printing document data is received, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, when the determination unit determines that the user information has been input... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110026070 - Print management system and method based on service cost: A print management system and method for optimizing cost associated with one or more rendering devices (e.g., printers) in a customer environment. A service cost associated with a rendering device can be included in the print management system so that end-users can have the option to perform rendering at a... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20110026076 - Printer driver, printer and printing method: It makes possible that printing is performed without causing a user to be mixed up in outputting a plurality of sets of printed matter concerning the same image information, even when the printing is performed on the same type of sheets between the sets. A printer or a computer connected... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110026080 - Remote management system: A disclosed remote management system includes an electronic device; a communication adaptor; and a management apparatus connected via the communication adaptor to the electronic device and configured to remotely manage the electronic device. The communication adaptor includes a network segment specification unit for specifying a network segment to be managed,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110026069 - Systems and methods for performing an imaging operation using a wireless removable storage device: A method for performing an imaging operation using a wireless removable storage device is described. A wireless removable storage device is connected to an imaging device. The wireless removable storage device comprises a wireless transceiver for wireless communications, memory and a communications port for connecting to other devices. Wireless communications... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20110026081 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes a generating unit and a superimposing unit. The generating unit generates an image carrier representing a machine-readable image pattern by using information to be embedded into a first image. The superimposing unit makes a second image translucent, the second image being an image of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110026042 - Apparatus & methods for image processing optimization for variable data printing: Apparatus and methods for providing a pre-rasterized print job for variable data printing are disclosed. In one embodiment, a set of printer characteristics may be determined and then transferred to a typesetting system. The typesetting system may then pre-rasterize objects of the print job based in part on the received... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group

20110026043 - Printing apparatus, print data generating apparatus, and print data generating program: A printing apparatus, which prints a composite image formed of an enlargement portion and a non-enlargement portion of an original image on a printing medium, includes: an enlargement portion determining section which determines the enlargement portion, of the original image, which is to be enlarged in the composite image; an... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110026044 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a first determination section which determines at least one of a position and a density of a mark; a correction section which corrects at least one of an image forming position and an image formation density of a formation section; a second determination section which... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20110026045 - Multicolor electronic devices and processes of forming the same by printing:

20110026046 - Wide format printer with scanner to align printhead assembly: A wide format printer that has a printhead assembly, a vacuum platen assembly opposite the printhead assembly, a media path between the printhead assembly and the vacuum platen, a drive roller for moving media along the media path, a vacuum belt assembly to move the media away from the vacuum... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110026047 - Inkjet printing system with media encoder in the platen: An inkjet printing system that has a vacuum platen assembly, a printhead assembly spaced from the vacuum platen assembly and a media encoder embedded within the vacuum platen assembly.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110026048 - Printing system with aerosol collection from both sides of media path: A printing system that has an inkjet printhead assembly for printing media fed along a media path, and an aerosol collection system for collecting ink aerosol generated by the printhead assembly. The printhead assembly is positioned on a first side of the media path and the aerosol collection system has... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110026049 - Printing system with ink accumulators for hydrostatic pressure regulation: A printing system with a printhead assembly with nozzles for ejecting ink, a plurality of ink containers, a accumulator reservoirs each having an inlet for connection to one of the ink containers, an outlet for connection to the printhead assembly and a fluid level regulator for maintaining fluid levels in... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110026053 - Adaptive illumination independent matching of out of gamut spot colors using various gamut mapping techniques: A methodology is disclosed to achieve adaptive illumination independent matching of out-of-gamut spot colors. In one embodiment, the methodology includes an iterative process to determine a variety device specific recipes for out-of-gamut spot colors across different illumination spectra and gamut mapping techniques, and then automatically choosing and/or recommending the optimal... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation

20110026051 - Digital image brightness adjustment using range information: A method for adjusting the brightness of objects in a digital image using range information that includes distances of pixels in the scene from a reference location, the method comprising: generating a cluster map based at least upon an analysis of the range information and the digital image, the cluster... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20110026055 - Image formation apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image formation apparatus includes storage, an image formation unit, an attribute change acceptance unit, and an image converter. The storage stores image data of multiple pages of document. The image formation unit reads the image data from the storage, and forms an image of the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20110026056 - Image forming device and power consumption control method in an image forming device: The present invention provides an image forming device that reduces power consumption by setting the color image recording units to low power consumption mode during monochrome image recording, and a power consumption control method in an image forming device. Furthermore, this image forming device has a monochrome image recording unit... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110026050 - Laser printing process using light controlled wettability: A light controlled laser imaging method includes exposing a surface layer of an imaging member substrate to a first expose source to render the surface layer uniformly hydrophilic, wherein the surface layer comprises a compound having reversible light controlled wettability whereby the surface layer is reversibly hydrophilic and hydrophobic; exposing... Agent: Marylou J. Lavoie, Esq. LLC

20110026052 - Method for characterizing the color response of an imaging device: A method for characterizing the color response of an imaging device, the method includes reproducing a color on the imaging device based on a set of device color coordinates; measuring spectral values for the reproduced color with a spectral measurement device controlled by a digital processing system; calculating a first... Agent: Raymond L. Owens Patent Legal Staff

20110026054 - Method for printing electronic book via electronic book reader: A method is used to print an electronic book via an electronic book reader which stores a note file related to the electronic book. The method includes following steps. Firstly, a printing module of the electronic book reader sets printing parameters for printing the electronic book. Then, check whether the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110026058 - Printing system with adjustable aerosol collection: A printing system that has a drive roller for feeding different sizes of media along a media path, an inkjet printhead assembly for printing the media and an ink aerosol collection system for removing ink aerosol from areas adjacent the media path. The ink aerosol collection system is configured to... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110026057 - Printing system with input roller and movable media engagement output: A printing system with a print zone where droplets of ink print onto media, a drive roller configured to translate the media into the print zone and a movable media engagement assembly for vacuum engagement of one side of the media to draw the media away from the print zone.... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110026082 - Image forming apparatus, correction control method and computer readable information recording medium: An image forming apparatus for which a first mode using toners of plural colors including a black toner and a second mode using only the black toner can be set, includes a first printing cumulatively counting part that cumulatively counts a first number of pages for which image forming has... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20110026083 - Spread spectrum clock generator, spread spectrum clock generating method, and circuit, image reading device and image forming apparatus using the spread spectrum clock generator: The spread spectrum clock generator (SSCG) includes a phase comparator detecting phase difference between input clock and feedback clock; a charge pump supplying current depending on the phase difference; a loop filter converting the current to smoothed voltage; a voltage controlled oscillator generating a spread spectrum clock signal depending on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110026084 - Image-reading device: In an image-reading device, when the reading unit generates the set of image data, the top side is generated at first and the bottom side is generated subsequently to the top side. The scanned image includes a document image corresponding to the document. The specifying unit, when the reading unit... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110026085 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes: an original reading unit that includes a plurality of first and second image sensor chips each arranged at a predetermined interval in a row along a main-scanning direction, wherein the two rows are arranged so that the first chips overlap the second chips in a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110026086 - Vibratory scanning: Motion is introduced into a scanning operation, in addition to the motion that is inherent in any scanning operation. For example, in a flatbed scanner a linear array of scanning devices is positioned across a document in a first or “x” direction and this array is moved across the document... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20110026087 - Calibrating field uniformity: Systems and methods systems and methods for calibrating field uniformity are disclosed. An exemplary method includes scanning the imaging area including a first media to obtain optical data for a specular reflectance map. The method also includes scanning the imaging area including a second media to obtain optical data for... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20110026088 - Color conversion apparatus and color conversion method: A color conversion apparatus includes: an original data analyzing unit configured to extract background color information of an original and color information of a character and line drawing object on the background; a background color changing unit configured to change the background color of the original when necessary, on the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

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