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Facsimile and static presentation processing December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11

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12/29/2011 > 59 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110317174 - Dither matrix selecting device: A dither matrix selecting device includes a storage unit, a determining unit, and a selecting unit. The storage unit is configured to store a first dither matrix and a second dither matrix different from the first dither matrix. The first dither matrix includes a plurality of sub-matrices. Each sub-matrix of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317194 - Character input device, image forming apparatus and character key display method: An input device comprises: an operation unit having a display part that can display a plurality of character keys and a touch screen; a subsequent input candidate search unit that, upon detection of contact to an area corresponding to a specific character key in the touch screen, searches among the... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20110317190 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus, including: an image reading unit configured to continuously read image information from a plurality of originals; and an image forming unit configured to form, on a recording medium at a first speed, an image based on image information of a first original that is read by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317193 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus including a control unit made of a display panel and a touch panel display and having one-sided image forming mode and dual-sided image forming mode, the touch panel display includes: a finished state preview controller for displaying the finished state of a hard copy; and... Agent:

20110317195 - Image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus including a control unit made of a display panel and a touch panel display for providing preview display, the touch panel display includes : a finished state preview controller for displaying the finished state of a hard copy formed by the image forming apparatus, on... Agent:

20110317191 - Image forming apparatus, and control method and storage medium therefor: An image forming apparatus capable of performing control so as to prevent a line registration error from occurring, even if a timing to start counting a positional deviation becomes different between color plane images. A BD identification unit of the image forming apparatus identifies whether a main scanning sync signal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317189 - Image processing apparatus and control method therefor: An image processing apparatus includes an energy saving mode entering process part configured to associate each of plural functions and a minimum necessary energy saving mode of plural energy saving modes to perform the function as first information; and a counting process part configured to count a usage period of... Agent:

20110317198 - Image processing apparatus and sheet diverting method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes: plural trays; a reading section configured to convert an image formed on a sheet into image data and cause a storing section to store the image data; an erasing section configured to erase the image formed on the sheet; and a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317192 - Image processing apparatus, method for displaying interface screen, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: An image processing apparatus having a plurality of functions includes a scroll display portion that displays a row of markers and a slider for specifying one or more markers sequentially by moving along the row, an image display portion that displays functional images for representing functions corresponding to the markers... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110317196 - Print/copy control system: A print/copy control system including a processing unit which includes a first unit that receives a set of print/copy conditions selected by a user, a second unit that receives a standard set of print/copy conditions of an image forming device designated by the user, a third unit that receives other... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110317197 - Printer server type print system: According to one embodiment, a printer server type print system includes plural digital multi-function peripherals, an information processing apparatus and a printer server. The information processing apparatus includes a display unit, an input unit and a first control unit. The display unit is configured to display information of the plural... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317199 - Printer server-type printing system: According to one embodiment, a printer server-type printing system includes a printer server and a digital multifunction device. The printer server includes a first communication unit, a first control unit, and a memory. The first control unit determines whether or not an SSL is used for one or more print... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317201 - Device capable of extracting copy prohibition information and control method thereof: In a copying machine that installs the function of preventing unauthorized copying, when copy prohibition information is extracted, whether output is permitted or prohibited in each of different types of output processing is set, and, when the copy prohibition information is extracted from a document image, if a setting for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317203 - Image forming apparatus with user authentication: An image forming apparatus spools normal print requests received from external equipment as normal print jobs which are sequentially executed by a printer, spools a private print request received from an external equipment in a spooler as a private print job executed by a printer in response to an instruction... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317202 - Image forming apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus to execute, during processing of a job to be interrupted that is currently being processed, interrupt print processing for starting processing on an interrupting job for which an interrupt instruction is issued based on an interrupt printing instruction, the image forming apparatus includes a generation unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317200 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable medium storing an information processing program: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus including: a first control section that, when execution of printing at a printing device connected via a communications section is instructed, performs control to display at a display section a print settings screen for making settings relating to the printing; a calculation... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110317204 - Remote ink supply: Apparatus and methods are provided. A supply of ink within a flexible bag is located apart from a printer. A fluid conduit couples the supply of ink to the printer by way of a connecting head. The connecting head includes a pump driven by a mechanical actuator of the printer.... Agent:

20110317211 - Data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus includes a memory, an accepting unit for accepting an instruction to perform one of a first process and a second process from a user, the second process being different from the first process, and a controller. The controller is configured to: determine a candidate device from... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317216 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: According to one embodiment, a data processing apparatus includes a communicating unit, a managing unit, and a control unit. The communicating unit communicates with a plurality of external apparatuses. The managing unit manages first process information on a first process that is performed by a first external apparatus in the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317213 - Image processing apparatus and image processing system: An image processing apparatus is to be connected to a receiving terminal, so that the image processing apparatus is capable of communicating with the receiving terminal. The image processing apparatus includes a reading generation unit for reading an original to generate image data; a display input unit for displaying an... Agent:

20110317206 - Image processing system, image processing method, storage medium, and image forming apparatus and external apparatus constituting image processing system: An image forming apparatus capable of being connected to an external apparatus through a network performs setting of processing to be executed in the image forming apparatus, receives from the external apparatus a web page for setting processing to be executed in the external apparatus, and displays the web page.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317217 - Image processing system, management apparatus, image processing apparatus, power control method and power control program for image processing apparatus, and recording medium: A control unit of the invention controls shifting of an image processing apparatus from an operation state to a standby state with a use frequency information management table, a monitoring unit and a threshold value storage unit that stores a threshold value serving as a determination criterion for shifting the... Agent:

20110317212 - Information processing apparatus, image output apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium storing program: An information processing apparatus includes a buffer, an output unit configured to output data held in the buffer to an output device, and a transfer unit configured to transfer data held in a memory to a buffer of the output unit, wherein the transfer unit transfers the data held by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317210 - Information processing apparatus, print control method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus for selecting the stored print job or the document data as a print target according to a user operation via an input device, performing setting of printing to the selected print target according to the user operation, and comparing the setting information included in the print... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317219 - Pharmacy printer system and method: A computer network system and method for printing accompanying information and prescription labels in pharmacies, comprises: a central CS; a PMS; a data transmission network through which said PMS and said central CS can communicate; wherein said PMS includes an I/O terminal, a scanner, and a first printer; wherein said... Agent:

20110317205 - Print image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: A print image processing apparatus, includes N image processing circuits; a selection unit that estimates, every N pages, a necessary time corresponding to each of (i) a page-based parallel method for allocating image processing of the N pages to the image processing circuits in units of pages to perform the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110317208 - Printing apparatus and control method thereof: This invention provides a mechanism of preventing the stop of a print operation caused by a delay, from print processing, of processing of generating image data from print data. To accomplish this, a printing apparatus includes a receiving unit which receives print data containing a plurality of page sets for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317207 - Printing apparatus, control method for printing apparatus, and program: A printing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input a print job, a print unit configured to perform print processing onto a print medium based on the print job input by the input unit, a receiving unit configured to receive a request for shutting off power supply of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317209 - Printing system, print management apparatus, print control method, and storage medium: A printing system may include an archive job management apparatus and a print management apparatus. The archive job management apparatus stores job information relating a destination of an archive job, a quantity printing limit for the archive job, and archive job print history and manages the stored job information. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317214 - Server apparatus, image forming system, and method of managing image forming data: According to one embodiment, a server apparatus includes a storage unit, a communication unit, and a controller. The storage unit stores print jobs received from an external apparatus. The communication unit transmits the print job stored in the storage unit, in response to a print request for the print job... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317215 - Server apparatus, image forming system, and method of managing print data: According to one embodiment, a server apparatus includes a reception unit, a storage unit, a list sending unit, and a transmission unit. The reception unit receives print data designating a user who is able to execute printing. The storage unit stores the print data received by the reception unit. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317218 - System for maintaining imaging device accounting data: Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems, methods and devices for maintaining imaging device (IDev) accounting data in the event that an imaging device's primary accounting server becomes unavailable.... Agent:

20110317220 - Server apparatus, image forming system, and management method of image forming data: According to one embodiment, a server apparatus includes a storage unit, a transfer unit, and a management unit. The storage unit stores user identification information and an extension condition with information indicating a print job. If the transfer unit receives an inquiry of a print job including user information from... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317175 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an automatic acquiring unit which is configured to form a mark for detecting at least one of positional deviation and density deviation and acquire an amount of deviation by measuring the mark, an image forming unit which is configured to form an image while adjusting... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317176 - Image forming apparatus, print control method, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus may include an acquisition unit, a setting unit, and an instruction unit. The acquisition unit acquires print data from an information processing apparatus. The setting unit receives a user operation executed via an input device and configured to execute a print setting for the print data.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317177 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a first generation unit configured to generate N pieces of same color multi-valued image data, a second generation unit configured to generate N pieces of quantized data by performing quantization processing on the N pieces of same color multi-valued image data, and a third generation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317178 - Printer and scale with initialization process for selecting rfid frequency band for communicating with rfid labels: A control associated with a label printer and RF unit is operable to carry out an RFID frequency selection process in which: (a) a given label is moved into the certain location along the label path; (b) for each of a plurality of frequencies: (i) the RF unit is operated... Agent:

20110317179 - Printer device and printer system: A printer device for printing character strings of a data item having the same content in a plurality of languages. The character strings are of a data item which is predetermined in each of a plurality of fields (FIELD 1, FIELD 2, FILED 3, . . . ) arranged in... Agent:

20110317187 - Control apparatus, controlling method, program and recording medium: A problem of the present invention is to provide a control apparatus, a controlling method, a program, and a recording medium which can print by using at least one or more special colors in addition to four colors of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. To solve the above problem, the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317183 - Electronic document generating apparatus, electronic document generation method, and storage medium: An electronic document generating apparatus adds, if the same attribute as an attribute of a layer to be processed of an original electronic document is not stored in a layer attribute DB, the attribute to the layer attribute DB, and analyzes an OBJ of a layer of the page to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317182 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an automatic acquiring unit which forms a mark for detecting at least one of positional deviation and density deviation and acquire a degree of deviation by measuring the mark, a manual acquiring unit which receives a user input to acquire a correction value; an image... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317184 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided which realizes an adequate operation of a paper dust removing device. The image forming apparatus has a storing portion which stores the likelihood that paper dust is produced upon previous image formation as previous paper dust production information according to the type of sheet.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317186 - Image processing apparatus and method for discriminating whether document is color document or black and white document, image forming apparatus and facsimile machine including the image processing apparatus and computer readable recording medium storing: An image processing apparatus includes an image reading unit, a pixel color determining unit, an isolated point determining unit, and a document discriminating unit. The image reading unit scans a document to detect pixel values of color components of each pixel. The pixel color determining unit determines whether a color... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20110317181 - Image scanning apparatus, computer readable medium, and image storing method: There is provided an image scanning apparatus including a setting section which sets an image generation condition based on the attribute value of the existing image data stored in the image file; a generator section which scans the manuscript to generate the scanned image data based on the image generation... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317185 - Misregistration correcting method and apparatus for use in image processing apparatus: A misregistration correcting apparatus form an edge list showing information of edges of one scan line from stored drawing objects, updates the formed edge list, and converts the formed edge list into a bit map of one scan line. The updating comprises a first edge list updating that updates the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317188 - Printing system and method thereof: A printing method includes obtaining an initial printer profile corresponding to a printing system having a plurality of ink colors, identifying a remaining ink parameter corresponding to each of the ink colors, and determining whether the remaining ink parameter of each of the ink colors are approximately equal to each... Agent:

20110317180 - Systems and methods for improving performance of trigonometric and distance function calculations during printing and display: Consistent with disclosed embodiments, systems and methods for optimizing printing of a print job comprising graphics by a printer are presented. In some embodiments, the method calculating optimal granularity for the print job, based on specified resolution and page size; generating at least one trigonometric table with the calculated granularity;... Agent: Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory, Inc.

20110317221 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image processing section includes a density correction adjustment section, and in response to an instruction from a density correction process section to adjust a density correction process, the density correction adjustment section reviews a conversion value table which is used by the density correction process section to calculate an... Agent:

20110317222 - Methods and apparatus for dynamically soft proofing halftone images: Methods and apparatus are provided for dynamically halftoning image data, substantially in real-time. Halftone threshold values are calculated and stored in memory, and halftone output values are calculated for the portions of the image data that will be displayed on a display device. Halftone screen parameters may be modified, and... Agent:

20110317223 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, facsimile transmission method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a first acquiring unit and a selecting unit. The first acquiring unit acquires information on respective communication capacities of a plurality of transmitters with a facsimile communication function and communication capacity of a partner device to be in facsimile communication with the transmitter. The selecting... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20110317224 - Image processing system, image processing apparatus, and information processing apparatus: An image processing system includes an image processing apparatus and an information processing apparatus that are connected via a data communication channel. The image processing apparatus includes an execution request unit sending an execution request to request the information processing apparatus to execute an image processing function, a command reception... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110317227 - Image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a scanner, a setting unit, and a control unit. The scanner is configured to read a document. The setting unit is configured to receive an instruction to append a display image to a signature field of a PDF. The control unit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110317225 - Image forming device with an adjustable scan unit: An image forming device including a print unit having a housing and a scan unit disposed on the top surface of the housing. The scan unit is coupled to the housing such that the scan unit is operable to scan an image in an upright position and in a horizontal... Agent:

20110317226 - Scan assisting fixing device and scanner using the same: A scan assisting fixing device and a scanner using the same are provided. The fixing device is for fixing an object to be scanned, which includes a scanning portion and a holding portion. The fixing device includes an accommodation region, a scan window and a protrusion portion. When the holding... Agent: Qisda (suzhou) Co.,ltd

20110317228 - Optical scanning apparatus provided with resonance-driven swing mirror and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus capable of suppressing a track error is provided. The apparatus includes a swing mirror supported by a torsional vibration system having a first natural frequency and a second natural frequency that is a double of the first natural frequency, and a driving unit applying a swing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317229 - Scanning device: A sheet-fed scanning device including a first scanning channel and a second scanning channel disposed in parallel, a first sensing element and a second sensing element is provided. The first sensing element corresponds to the first scanning channel for acquiring the image of a first type object. The first type... Agent: Qisda (suzhou) Co.,ltd

20110317230 - Sheet detecting device, double feed determining device, and image reading apparatus using the same: A sheet detecting device including: an ultrasound generator; a transmitting side opening, which includes a first opening and a second opening to transmit the ultrasound; a transmitting side propagation unit, which is connected to the ultrasound generator and each of the transmitting side openings; a receiving side opening, which includes... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317231 - Image processing apparatus and method for discriminating whether document is color document or black and white document, image forming apparatus and facsimile machine including the image processing apparatus and a computer readable recording medium storin: An image processing apparatus includes a document conveying unit, an image reading unit, a gradient calculating unit, a gradient comparing unit and a document discriminating unit. The image reading unit scans a document conveyed by the document conveying unit in a scanning direction orthogonal to a conveying direction and detects... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20110317232 - Image processing apparatus, control method, and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus comprises: an unit configured to compress image data based on values of pixels and a layout of the pixels for each tile including the predetermined number of pixels; an unit configured to calculate a representative value from the values of the pixels included in the tile;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

  
12/22/2011 > 45 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110310425 - Data processing apparatus, system control method and system: If a user specifies shutdown of the power supply of an apparatus from a console, another apparatus connected to the same network is notified so as not to issue a request for a new shared job, and it is determined whether a scheduled shared job exists. The display on a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310419 - Detection device, printer, and control method for a detection device: The time the control device of a small information device spends in an energy conservation mode is maximized to achieve low power consumption while stabilizing measurements. A measurement device that intermittently drives an LED to emit a detection beam and intermittently receives and measures the detection beam by means of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110310421 - Document creation apparatus, document creation method and recording medium: The document creation apparatus includes a planned division region data extraction unit that extracts data of a planned division region from document image data for each of all pages of a double-page spread document; a reference data generation unit that generates reference data for the planned division regions based on... Agent:

20110310420 - Image forming apparatus: When an input value is a standard value which is smaller than a maximum value (for example, 230), all pixels of a screen matrix is printed with the same output value (for example, 195), when the input value is within the range not more than the standard value, the output... Agent:

20110310424 - Image forming apparatus and operation controlling method of the same: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to improve the maneuverability and usability of the apparatus concerned. The apparatus includes: a display section to display a screen thereon; a controlling section to form a synthesized image in which position detecting symbols are synthesized with an image onto... Agent:

20110310422 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, print setting method of image forming apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium on which print setting program of image forming apparatus is recorded: In general, according to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a display unit, an operation input unit, a storage unit, a control unit, and an image forming unit. The operation input unit receives an operation input. The storage unit stores function restriction instruction content that disables setting and use... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110310423 - Image forming apparatus, printing system and function setting method thereof: An image forming apparatus having a display section to display screens for setting a function; a control section to form an image where alternatives of a function to be set by transiting plural screens are aggregated and arranged on one page of sheet, and to form a composite image where... Agent:

20110310418 - Information processing system, method of controlling the same, and program: This invention provides an information processing system which dynamically changes, in accordance with the configuration of a connected image processing apparatus, the operation mode when causing the image processing apparatus to execute a job, and a method of controlling the same. To accomplish this, the information processing system according to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310417 - Printing evaluation information displaying apparatus and printing evaluation information displaying method for printing press: It is an object of the invention to provide a printing evaluation information displaying apparatus and method for a printing press wherein the printing operator can grasp printing evaluation information and printing press operation information to be used as parameters of quality management at the same time. The printing evaluation... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20110310426 - Print control apparatus and method, and print system: In this invention, a combined job obtained by combining a plurality of jobs is authenticated as a single job. According to the arrangement of this invention, when print jobs are to be spooled, these jobs are transferred from a dispatcher to a spooler where the jobs are combined. Upon reception... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310432 - Computer readable recording medium storing print setting program, print setting apparatus, computer readable recording medium storing control program of printing apparatus, and printing apparatus: The printer driver according to the present invention causes the PC to execute steps of: determining whether or not the printer for executing print data is equipped with a Japanese device font based on information acquired from the printer (S103); and changing default values of the print settings for the... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110310430 - Device detecting non-retrieved forms in printer: Disclosed is a device to detect in a printer the presence of non-retrieved printed receipts or order bills, which includes an infrared detection lamp and an alert circuit. The infrared detection lamp includes an emitting lamp and a receiving lamp. Both are provided at a paper discharge port of a... Agent:

20110310435 - Digital camera recording a composite image: A digital camera capable of recording a subject image so that the subject image can be drawn as it is combined with a selected default image and so that the subject image can be drawn separately from the selected default image. The digital camera includes an image processor which creates... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110310429 - Image processing apparatus, control method of image processing apparatus, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes a display control unit that displays an operation screen based on screen information provided from a Web server, and transmits input information for the operation screen to the Web server, and an execution control unit that executes a job according to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310431 - Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a window manager which switches an operation screen to be displayed on a display unit and a Web browser which displays an operation screen of an external application on the display unit together with a “return” button used to allow a transition to an operation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310433 - Print data delivery device, image forming apparatus and image forming system: A print data delivery device includes: a print data receiving unit which receives print data which is transmitted from a client terminal; a transmission source information acquisition unit which acquires transmission source identification information corresponding to a transmission source for the print data which is received by the print data... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110310434 - Printer driver device, method for controlling printer driver device, and image forming system: Disclosed is a printer driver device, including: a first memory unit that stores a kind of application used for creation of document data and page description language used as language at the time of printing the document data in association therewith; a determination unit that determines whether there is a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110310427 - Printing direct2d-rendered items: Technology described herein is directed to converting display-rendering instructions (e.g., DIRECT2D) into print-rendering instructions (e.g., EMF, WMF, XPS, and SVG). For example, a request to print an item (e.g., document) is received, the item being displayable on an output device when display-rendering instructions are executed. A print render target is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110310428 - System and method for enabling an environmentally informed printer choice at job submission time: A system and method for facilitating environmentally informed print job selection are provided. The method includes assigning a status to each of a set of networked printers, the status of an operational printer denoting a printer as being one of at least awake, asleep, and waking up soon. The assigned... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110310402 - File-generating device: In a file-generating device, the image acquiring unit is configured to acquire image data indicating an original image. The generating unit is configured to generate a document file having no data to specify a page, by using the image data. The printer data acquiring unit is configured to acquire a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310403 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling same, and storage medium on which computer program has been recorded: A computer executes blocking processing for an object based on the size of a blank space between objects included in document data to thereby generate a block. Then, the computer divides the block in the vertical direction, and detects the column group structure of document data based on the division... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310404 - Void pantographs and methods for generating the same: A void pantograph and a method for generating the same are disclosed herein. The void pantograph includes a foreground portion based on a region of an image that is defined using a predetermined filter, and a background portion based on another region of the image that is defined using the... Agent:

20110310405 - Printing email messages: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with printing content are described. One embodiment includes a method that provides an option that prints only the first page of content.... Agent:

20110310406 - Bitmap analysis: A method for bitmap analysis for print cost estimation performed by a physical computing system includes, with the physical computing system, receiving an electronic document comprising an image to be printed; with the physical computing system, analyzing a bitmap format of the image; and with the physical computing system, using... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20110310416 - Color printing system: In a color printing system the printer driver automatically obtains local characteristic information, such as countries, cities, languages, etc., stored in the OS of the host computer. The printer driver or the image forming apparatus color-converts the input data into output data, which reflects the color preference of the specific... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110310408 - Function execution device: A function execution device connected to at least one other device includes: a memory storing a plurality of setting values corresponding to a plurality of setting items; an execution portion executing a function by using the plurality of setting values; a screen data supply portion supplying, to a display device,... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310409 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and method and program for supporting operation unit: An image forming apparatus connected to an image forming system in which a plurality of image forming apparatuses is linked. The image forming apparatus comprises: a user environment information acquiring unit that acquires user environment information; a user environment information reflecting unit that generates the screen representing the settings by... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20110310412 - Image forming apparatus, noise cancellation method, and recording medium: An image forming apparatus comprising: a sound-level meter that measures operating noise of a rotating portion; a sound data generator that generates a noise control sound data object with the same amplitude but with the inverted phase to the operating noise; a speaker that emits sound based on the noise... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110310407 - Image processing apparatus and recording apparatus: Correction processing on image data is performed in a short time. An image processing apparatus supplies image data to a recording apparatus configured to convey a recording medium in a direction intersecting a direction in which recording elements are arranged. The image processing apparatus includes: tables containing correction information for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310413 - Image processing apparatus performing power-saving operation: An image processing apparatus includes a CPU, a memory, and a bus connecting the CPU and the memory, and performs a process for printing print data. The image processing apparatus includes an input unit for inputting print data from an external device, a conversion unit for converting print data into... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110310414 - Image processing apparatus, image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: An object area containing a text or a graphic is extracted from a document image containing the text or the graphic. Then, on the basis of the extracted object area and stored size information, a cropping area is determined that surrounds the object area with given margins. Further, setting of... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310415 - Method and apparatus for calculating metameric colors: A method for creating a set of metameric printed color patches on a color printer enables visual assessment under a specific illuminant if the colors of a printed product have faded.... Agent: Agfa Graphics Nv

20110310410 - Method of manufacturing imaging optical elements and optical scanning apparatus using imaging optical elements manufactured by the method: Provided is a method of manufacturing imaging optical elements which cause a plural light beams to enter a deflection unit, and guide those beams to corresponding surfaces to be scanned, the imaging optical elements being arranged optically at the same position, having the same optical performance, the method including: measuring,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310411 - Print preview apparatus and recording medium recording a program: Disclosed is a print preview apparatus including: an output control section which outputs an adjustment chart with a plurality of print color sample images formed based on a color data value of a color space depending on a print device adjusted to a color gamut reproducible by the print apparatus;... Agent:

20110310436 - Image quantization for digital printing: An image may be quantized into a pattern of dots, e.g., for devices capable of printing dots of variable size and variable color intensity. One may use a pre-determined mapping of the continuous-tone intensity value into a discrete vector of intensity values, and each intensity value may then be processed... Agent: Lrc Solutions, LLC

20110310437 - Mutual optimization method for class matrix and diffusion weighting used in halftone image processing technique and mutual optimization system thereof: A mutual optimization method for class matrix and diffusion weighting used in a halftone image processing technique and a mutual optimization system thereof are provided. In the method, a mutual optimization of a plurality of diffusion weightings and a class matrix used in a dot diffusion process is performed based... Agent: National Taiwan University Of Science And Technology

20110310439 - Optimized font subsetting for a print path: Subject matter described herein is directed to providing font-rendering information (e.g., XPS file) that is usable to print a document. For example, a font file is received that defines a font type included in the document. A determination is made that a quantity of pages of the document does not... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20110310438 - Pre-print enhancement of a raster image: A method for pre-print enhancement of a raster image is disclosed. The method includes receiving the raster image, categorizing an element in the raster image as a graphical element or an image element; and if the element is categorized as a graphical element applying graphical enhancement to the graphical element.... Agent:

20110310440 - Image processing device, image forming device, and computer-readable medium: An image processing device includes a screen processing unit and a correction processing unit. The screen processing unit executes screen processing for an image to be processed. The correction processing unit performs correction processing of correcting a distortion of an output image from an original image, based on the amount... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110310441 - method for using void pantographs: A method for using void pantographs involves generating a test sheet including multiple void pantographs, where each of the multiple void pantographs includes a pantograph foreground and a pantograph background. The test sheet is printed, and from the printed test sheet, at least one of the multiple void pantographs having... Agent:

20110310442 - Ubiquitous imaging device based check image capture: A method or corresponding apparatus for remote transmission of a negotiable instrument. In an example embodiment, the process provides a carrier that secures a negotiable instrument. Next, the process creates a unique identifier, associated with the carrier, and generates an electronic image of the negotiable instrument. After generating the electronic... Agent: Lighthouse Consulting Group, LLC

20110310443 - Device and method for scanning large-format documents: A method for scanning large-format documents by way of a large-format scanner, which is connected to a PC (11) via a standard interface (10), is to be further developed, so as to omit prescans, to optimize the scanning rate, to significantly increase productivity between the application of the document and... Agent:

20110310445 - Image reading method and image reading apparatus: A method includes a first step, a second step, and a third step. In the first step, a fed document is returned to an upstream side of a reading unit by reversing the document after a first passage through the reading unit. In the second step, the document returned in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310444 - Image recording device: A first feeder contacts a first surface of a first sheet held in a first tray and feeds the first sheet toward a recording unit. A second feeder contacts a first surface of a second sheet held in a second tray and feeds the second sheet toward the recording unit.... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310446 - Image forming apparatus, color adjustment method, and computer program product: An image forming apparatus includes: an image generating unit that reads an original and generates image data; a color-region input unit that inputs a color region subject to color matching in the image data; an object-color calculating unit that calculates an object color to which the color region is matched;... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

  
12/15/2011 > 35 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110304871 - Image formation apparatus, printing data generation apparatus, computer-readable recording medium, and printing data generation method: Disclosed is an image formation apparatus, comprising: a reception section to receive PDL data; an image processing section including a plurality of operation sections, each of which executing a task performing processing by a page or a task performing processing by a band to generate printing data based on the... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110304872 - Image forming apparatus and network system: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus including a storage section which holds a job instructed by a user and data to be used for the job, a display section which displays that the job is present based on an association between the job held in the storage section... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110304870 - Non-print mode in a multifunction printing device: A multifunction print device and a method of using the multifunction device is disclosed. The multifunction print device includes a user interface comprising at least one input mechanism configured to transmit a user request to enter at least one of a print mode and a non-print mode; a plurality of... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110304880 - Colored investment data display system and method: A method and system that provides a unique data display tool for use in the investment area and utilizes color coated entries in various data displays to aid in the client's assimilation of investment data and information. More specifically, the method and system uses a plurality of colors that are... Agent:

20110304879 - Device capable of extracting output control information, control method thereof, and storage medium: To change a detection target region of output control information for each function to be used in an MFP having multiple functions. A device that outputs document data has a detection unit configured to detect, from document data, information to control output of the document data and a control unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304881 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: a printing region discriminating unit to discriminate a printing region at the time of printing from the obtained image data to the recording medium; a selecting unit to select the recording medium housing portion in which the recording medium not including the degradation region corresponding to the printing region discriminated... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110304882 - Image forming apparatus, control method thereof, and program: The present invention provides an image forming apparatus connectable to a plurality of external apparatuses via a network, comprising: an acquisition unit that acquires, from the respective external apparatuses, pieces of copy setting information which are generated in the respective external apparatuses, the copy setting information designating apparatuses for scanning... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304878 - Image processing apparatus and distributed printing system: An image processing apparatus is connected to an external device and includes a first receiving unit that receives information indicating a first volume of unprinted print data out of print data capable of being subject to distributed printing from the external device; a deciding unit that decides a second volume... Agent:

20110304884 - Management system and method therefor: A management server capable of communicating with a providing apparatus via a network and using a function provided by the providing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive failure information from the image forming apparatus, and a notification unit configured to perform notification for arranging maintenance of the image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304873 - Method and apparatus for processing an electronic document file for printing using configuration data to dynamically mimic print parameter information used by different printer: A method for processing an electronic document file for printing may include receiving an electronic document file at a print driver for a select printer; determining the electronic document file includes different print parameter information for a different printer based on configuration data; identifying and transforming the different print parameter... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110304877 - Nail printer and print controlling method: A nail printer and printing method for printing on nails of fingers in a short time. Printing of nails starts a predetermined time after a print start command is given by a print switch or a both-hand switch. When nails of thumbs or fingers of both right and left hands... Agent: Casio Computer Co, Ltd.

20110304885 - Printing apparatus and method for controlling the same: A printing apparatus includes a CPU that determines whether or not to use operation information included in paper information received from another printing apparatus. If it is determined to use the operation information, the received paper information is registered as the paper information of Type 2. In addition, the CPU... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304883 - Printing system, information processing apparatus, and method to be used therein: A printing system including a printer for storing a setup program for installing a printer driver and an information processing apparatus, wherein the information processing apparatus starts up the setup program acquired from the printer, when the printer driver is installed, identifies an attribute of an OS running on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304875 - Resource conflict resolution mechanism: A computer generated method disclosed. The method includes receiving a print job including a plurality of print files, processing a first resource in a first print file by determining if the name of the first resource matches a name of a previously processed resource, determining if data within the first... Agent:

20110304874 - System and method for operating a peripheral device from a program using interface suitable for operation of another type of peripheral device: A system and method for operating a peripheral device from a computer application or program, by inserting commands for an operation of the device into commands of an API that is supported by the computer application and is suitable for operation of another and different type of peripheral. The inserted... Agent:

20110304876 - System and printing device for monitoring and modifying operation of a printing device corresponding to electrical energy consumption: A system adjusts at least one operational parameter for at least one electrical energy consuming device. The system monitors electrical energy consumption measurements for operational activity periods, identifies an electrical energy consumption measurement difference between an electrical energy consumption measurement for an operational activity period and an electrical energy consumption... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110304886 - Image on paper registration using transfer surface marks: A method of adjusting the registration of an image printed on sheets. The method including determining a first image location relative to a first sheet, adjusting a second image to be printed based on the determined first image location and printing the adjusted second image to subsequent sheet(s). The first... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110304860 - Image forming apparatus and method for producing e-book contents: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a function unit which performs a function of the image forming apparatus, a user interface which receives a selection of job data processed by the function unit and a selection of a layout for the job data, a contents... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110304861 - Colorimetric matching the perception of a digital data file to hardcopy legacy: A system for generating one or more new hardcopy prints from an electronic file comprising original digital image data, wherein the new hardcopy print(s) match a legacy hardcopy previously generated from the original digital image data of the electronic file, even when the legacy hardcopy was printed from an “enhanced”... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110304862 - Image inspecting apparatus, image inspecting method, and image forming apparatus: An image inspecting apparatus includes a first light illuminating unit irradiating a measured object on which an image is formed with light from an inclined direction; a second light illuminating unit irradiating the measured object with light from a different direction; an imaging unit receiving reflected light of the light... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110304863 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image forming apparatus outputs a proof chart in response to an instruction for calibration execution from a user and then a color measuring unit measures the colors of patches on the proof chart. A profile management unit selects, from entries in a base profile DB, a base profile in... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20110304867 - Imaging forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus for forming images at a plurality of resolution levels including at least one low resolution level and one high resolution level includes a photoconductor, onto which a beam size is set for the low resolution level; and an adjustment unit to conduct an exposure time-based density... Agent:

20110304868 - Inkjet printer, inkjet head, and printing method: In an inkjet printer, an inkjet head (12) includes nozzles (104) and an air blowing unit (120). The air blowing unit (120) includes a primary-airflow blowing port (108) that generates a primary airflow directed towards a printing medium (50) along the ink droplets discharged from the nozzles (104), and a... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

20110304869 - Method and apparatus for performing printing job by adjusting color information: A method and apparatus to perform a printing job by adjusting color information include updating a predetermined color conversion table stored in an image forming device by inputting color adjustment information from a user, and performing the printing job using the updated color conversion table. Accordingly, the printing job is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110304866 - Print server and print control method: According to one embodiment, a print server includes an acquisition portion, an analysis portion, a selection portion, and a control portion. The acquisition portion acquires target color gamut information from print data and acquires printer color gamut information from each of a plurality of printers. The analysis portion analyzes the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110304865 - Printing calibration processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and printing calibration processing method: According to one embodiment, a printing calibration processing apparatus includes: a gradation-characteristic-data generating section configured to read images of a printed surface and a rear surface of a test chart output by an image forming section and generate gradation characteristic data of the surfaces; a gradation-correction-date creating section configured to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110304864 - System, apparatus, and method for controlling use of function of image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a control data storage part configured to store control data including plural control settings that limit execution of a function of the image processing apparatus, the plural control settings including execution conditions that are progressively set in correspondence with one or more processes performed by... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110304887 - Image forming apparatus capable of performing accurate gradation correction: An image forming apparatus capable of performing accurate gradation correction in a range of density where measurement by a toner density detection unit is impossible. A printer unit forms a gradation pattern on an image bearing member. A density detection sensor detects density of the gradation pattern. A first correction... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304888 - Removing leakage from a double-sided document: Aspects of the present invention include systems and methods for mitigating the effects of leakage when duplicating an image from a double-sided document. In embodiments, a device is calibrated by computing a leakage function. The leakage function is used to obtain a leakage mitigation function. Given the leakage function and... Agent:

20110304889 - Facsimile delivery through interaction with printed document: A method of delivering an electronically transmitted document is provided. The method starts by printing, by a printer, a document on a substrate. The document has printed thereon visible user information and invisible coded tags. The user information includes information indicative of a send instruction. Each tag encodes an identity... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110304890 - Method for automatic conversion of paper records to digital form: A method of scanning a set of documents in a container such as a file folder or storage box where the container contains a unique label containing identification associated with the documents in the container. The label comprises both alphanumeric characters and color information where each character is associated with... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110304891 - Process coordinating system, information processing apparatus, and a computer-readable recording medium storing an information processing program: A process coordinating system includes an image forming apparatus and an information processing apparatus that are connected via a network. The image forming apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire image data; an attaching unit configured to attach metadata including process contents to the image data acquired by the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110304892 - Image reading apparatus: Disclosed is an image reading apparatus which reads a document placed on a reading unit including a display input unit including a first display unit which displays information and an input unit to accept an input operation with respect to the first display unit; a document holder which sandwiches the... Agent:

20110304893 - Image reading apparatus and image data processing method: This invention is directed to correcting a smear by a line-sequential reading scanner. To accomplish this, in a line-sequential reading type image reading apparatus (scanner), the first memory stores reference smear amount data of a smear occurred for each color component. The correction amount for the brightness value of each... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304894 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a read unit and a first correction unit. The read unit reads a document and generates multilevel image data from the document. The first correction unit corrects the multilevel image data contained in a first range predetermined as a color indicating a fluorescent color so... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

  
12/08/2011 > 47 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110299107 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the apparatus: When the start of a job is instructed, information indicating the start of the job is transmitted to an external apparatus, and the external apparatus receives and processes the transmitted job in response to the information. If another job is received during that time period, execution of that other job... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299109 - Image processing apparatus and management apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an error processing unit, a communication unit and an output unit. The error processing unit generates error information corresponding to detection of an error. The communication unit transmits the error information to a management apparatus and receives a diagnosis result from... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110299108 - Image processing system and image processing apparatus: An image processing system includes a first image processing apparatus and a second image processing apparatus connected to the first image processing apparatus. The first image processing apparatus includes a reader reading image data, a storage storing job information, a request unit transmitting a job request as a job to... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110299117 - Apparatus that transmits job data to terminal, terminal device, control method, and storage medium: A apparatus (cloud) that transmits job data to a terminal (MFP), which is capable of causing the terminal to execute a job without wastefully consuming electric power immediately after completion of job data processing. The cloud generates job data, and determines whether or not the MFP is in a first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299125 - Association of a portable scanner with input/output and storage devices: A device identifier is scanned with a portable scanner and communicated to a service provider. The service provider associates the device with the portable scanner. Information is scanned from a printed source and communicated to the service provider and subsequent information is received in response at a device identified by... Agent: Google Inc.

20110299112 - Cloud computing system, method for processing document, and storage medium for same: A front-end processing unit provided in a document processing system receives a request in relation to document processing from an image forming apparatus, and produces a divided job by dividing the document processing job into a unit capable of parallel processing in response to the received request details. The front-end... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299110 - Cloud-based print service: A print server may include an application manager configured to receive a print request over a network from an application executing on a device, and configured to provide, over the network, a print dialog to a user of the application, the print dialog configured to provide for a selection of... Agent: Google Inc.

20110299124 - Distributed computer architecture and process for document management: A system and/or method enables a typical PC user to add electronic paper processing to their existing business process. The system and/or method extends the notion of copying from a process that involves paper going through a conventional copier device, to a process that involves paper being scanned from a... Agent:

20110299119 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: at least one replaceable part constituting the image forming apparatus; and a control section for controlling the replaceable part, wherein the control section is provided with a plurality of replacement standards for one replaceable part, and performs a replacement standard process in conformance to each... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110299115 - Image forming apparatus and method for generating user information: An image forming apparatus configured to be connected to one or more apparatuses through a network includes a user information storing unit to store local-apparatus user information about one or more users of the image forming apparatus, an apparatus information storing unit to store information indicative of the one or... Agent: Ricoh Compnay, Ltd.

20110299113 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling same: An image forming apparatus capable of communicating with an information processing apparatus receives identification information from the information processing apparatus, which has generated settings relating to a copy job to be executed in the image forming apparatus. The identification information indicates the settings of the copy job. The image forming... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299122 - Image forming apparatus and system: In a system provided with an information processing apparatus for requesting a job, an image forming apparatus for processing the job, and a server for managing the job, it is enabled to request a job from the information processing apparatus for execution even when the server is down at least... Agent:

20110299123 - Image forming apparatus, method of controlling the same, program and image forming system: In an image forming apparatus being capable of executing a specific copy job to perform copy processing in cooperation with an external apparatus, when cancel of the specific copy job is instructed before completion of printing by a printing unit, the external apparatus is notified of the cancel of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299118 - Image forming system, control method therefor, recording medium storing control program therefor, and information processing apparatus: A technique to give a more suitable screen to a user even when functions that can be executed by an image forming apparatus are provided by a linked external apparatus. A comparison unit of the external apparatus compares information about first functions of the external apparatus with information about second... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299121 - Information processing device, information processing method, and computer readable medium: An information processing device for installing and executing an application program which enables at least one of a plurality of information processing functions comprises: a storage part for storing functional restriction information configured for each of a plurality of users is defined; an obtaining part for obtaining, based on the... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110299116 - Print instruction device, image forming apparatus, and print instruction method: According to one embodiment, there is provided a print instruction device including an acquisition section, a calculation section, a display section, and a transmission section. The acquisition section acquires recommended setting corresponding to user information from an image forming apparatus. The calculation section calculates the amount of consumption of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110299114 - Print server, print control system and print control method: A print server is linked through a communication network to a client device for sending PDL data, and an image forming apparatus provided with a RIP section for creating raster data by rasterizing the PDL data and a printer section for executing printing according to the raster data. This print... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110299126 - Print system, client, control method, and storage medium: To decrease workloads caused by printing from a Web application and to provide a method for eliminating limitations of computers that can be used, a Web browser accesses a print management server based on an address transmitted from a Web application server in response to a print instruction, receives a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299120 - Printing system: A printing system according to an embodiment includes: plural printers connected to a network; a user terminal connected to the network; and a print server which receives and saves a print job from the user terminal, and which determines plural printer candidates suitable for executing the print job from among... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110299111 - Printing system, image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, and printing method: An image forming apparatus which configures a printing system in which a server, comprises: a generation unit configured to generate, as plug-in information, information that associates a user interface provided by the image forming apparatus with the application provided by a server; a holding unit configured to hold the generated... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299127 - Print data generating apparatus, print data generating method, and computer readable storage medium storing print data generating program: The print data generating apparatus capable of generating print data for VDP in a plurality of formats, classifies an object layout of the print data (steps from S107 to S109, or steps from S112 to S114), selects a predetermined format for the classification result in the steps from S107 to... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110299099 - Identifying a color separation wherein a banding defect originates: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for banding defect detection in user document images to improve image quality trend analysis in multifunction digital imaging system architectures. The present banding detection process uses region-based, time sequence analysis, and graylevels of image regions in a collection of a sequence... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110299103 - Image processing apparatus, data transmission system, and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an image input unit, a tint block reading unit, a display unit, and a transmission unit. The image input unit scans a sheet on which information of a destination is formed in the form of a tint block. The tint block... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110299102 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program for executing the image processing method: An image processing apparatus allows a printer to output chart data of a plurality of kinds of color mixture expressed by a three-dimensional color space constructed by CMY; obtains colorimetry values obtained from the output chart data; forms a reference value by converting patch data of the color mixture expressed... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299100 - Print controlling terminal and color correction method: A color correction method includes displaying an expected print image of a test image of the image forming apparatus on a monitor, outputting the test image to the image forming apparatus, performing color matching between the output test image and an expected print image on the monitor, changing an ICC... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110299106 - Printing system and print setting proposal method: A recommendation set content in a print setting item is proposed based on a print setting history of a print job in which a print instruction is given from an information processing apparatus and printing is performed in an image forming apparatus at time of print setting in the information... Agent:

20110299101 - Profile processing apparatus, profile processing method, and storage medium: In profile adjustment processing, if colorimetric conditions are different from those of when the profile is created, notification is performed to enable the profile adjustment with a high accuracy. According to the present invention, there is provided a method for processing a profile including acquiring a colorimetric value by measuring... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299105 - Rastering disjoint regions of the page in parallel: Disclosed is a method of rasterizing a page comprising a plurality of graphic objects. The method obtains a plurality of pixel-aligned object edges (302,303) of the graphic objects (203), and determining a pixel generation path (402) for the plurality of graphic objects. The method determines a plurality of crossing locations... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299104 - Spectral characteristic obtaining apparatus, image evaluation apparatus and image forming apparatus: A spectral characteristic obtaining apparatus including a light irradiation unit configured to emit light onto a reading object; a spectroscopic unit configured to separate at least a part of diffused reflected light from the light emitted onto the reading object by the light irradiation unit into a spectrum; and a... Agent: Ricoh Company Ltd.

20110299128 - Reducing the size of a high resolution profile lookup table: What is disclosed is a system and method for generating a destination profile LUT. In a manner more fully described herein, a high resolution LUT (e.g., 100-cube LUT) is received. Regions of high curvature of the gamut of an image output device are identified. A non-parametric dynamic optimization node selection... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110299130 - Cloud computing system, document processing method, and storage medium: A scan system includes a request reception unit that stores a message corresponding to a document processing job in a queue in response to the receipt of an execution request for the document processing job from an image forming apparatus; and a back-end processing unit that makes an acquisition request... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299129 - Operation device and image reading apparatus: A touch panel includes a ring-like shaped light-transmissive portion. A ring-shaped diffusion surface is formed on the bottom surface of a light guide element. The ring-like shape includes a second region provided at a location corresponding to two light sources adjacent to a first region corresponding to one light source.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299132 - Document scanning apparatus for automatically transferring image-processing program: A document scanning apparatus for automatically transferring an image-processing program includes an image-capturing assembly, a memory unit, an I/O connection interface and a controlling module. The image-capturing assembly captures an image of an original and generates image data correspondingly. The memory unit stores the image-processing program. The I/O connection interface... Agent:

20110299131 - Image processing apparatus, computer readable storage medium storing power supply control program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including: an image scanner that scans in an image of an original, the image scanner including an opening and closing member capable of moving between an open position and a closed position, a closing operation detection unit that detects closing operation of the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110299139 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including a housing body that can displace and rotate to a housing body fully closed angle position, a housing body fully open angle position, and a housing body non-access angle position, an outer wall member disposed between the apparatus main body and the housing body, and... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20110299141 - Information processing apparatus that performs process according to process definition, control method therefor, image processing apparatus, control method therefor, and recording medium storing control program therefor: An information processing apparatus capable of combining images using a ticket in order to lighten user's load concerning operations for setting an image composition process and for selecting a target process definition. The information processing apparatus processes an image read by an image reading unit according to a process definition... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299140 - Lighting device, image reading device, and image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, a lighting device includes: a light source configured to generate light used for reading of an image; and a light guide configured to extend in a predetermined direction and lead light, which is irradiated from the light source, town image reading region, the light guide having,... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110299138 - Linear light source apparatus and image reading apparatus: A linear light source device illuminates a document properly, and an image reading device includes such a light source device. The light source device includes a light source and a light-guiding member. The light-guiding member introduces the light emitted from the light source from one end portion in x-direction, cause... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20110299134 - Operation device and image reading apparatus: On a bottom surface of a light guide element, a reflection portion is formed in a first region thereof, which is close to a light source, and a first diffusion surface is formed in a second region of the bottom surface of the light guide element, which is a region... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299137 - Optical scanning: Disclosed is a method of adjusting a scanner for scanning of an original, the scanner comprising an image sensor and a light source for emitting light, the method comprising the steps of: a) moving the image sensor in order for it to be located at a predefined scanning position by... Agent: Contex A/s

20110299135 - Overhead image reading apparatus: The overhead image reading apparatus includes a line sensor 20 which has light receiving elements arranged one-dimensionally to read the image of a document 75 in a one-dimensional direction, a white LED 26 which emits light, a collimator lens 28 which converts light emitted from the white LED to straight-line... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110299136 - Overhead scanner device, image acquiring method, and computer-readable recording medium: An overhead scanner device includes an area sensor, a linear sensor, and a control unit, wherein the control unit includes an area-image acquiring unit that controls the area sensor to successively acquire a plurality of images, a feature-point extracting unit that extracts feature points from the images acquired by the... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110299133 - Scanning device: A scanning device including a base, a guiding module and a scanning head is provided. The guiding module includes a guiding rod, a guiding element, a sliding element and an elastic element. The guiding rod is fixed to the base. The guiding element has a notch, wherein the guiding rod... Agent: Cal-comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited

20110299142 - Operation device and image reading apparatus: A graphic that indicates a switch is formed on a panel at a location corresponding to a first light guide element. A character to be displayed via the panel is formed on a second light guide element. The first light guide element is supported on a substrate, in close contact... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299143 - Color transform insensitive to process variability: A method for determining a blended color transform for use in producing printed colors on a color printer having at least four device color channels, comprising: forming first and second color transforms, wherein the first color transform produces printed colors that have a reduced sensitivity to color printer process variations... Agent:

20110299144 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image reading apparatus comprises: an image reading unit that includes a platen glass and a color contact image sensor configured by a line image sensor for reading red, a line image sensor for reading green, and a line image sensor for reading blue, the line image sensors being disposed... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299145 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing method and image processing apparatus which can execute vector conversion processing by appropriately dividing a clipart image including gradation into regions are provided. To this end, a color document image including a clipart image having an area of gradation is input, the clipart image is selected, and... Agent:

  
12/01/2011 > 71 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20110292430 - Apparatus and method of scanning and/or printing an image: A scanning apparatus and a method thereof include a scanning unit scanning a document and outputting a scanned result, at least one external storage unit detachably attached to the apparatus, at least one internal storage unit, and a controller detecting an attachment state of the external storage unit and storing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20110292426 - Communication apparatus and communication method: A communication apparatus that stores at least one address of transmission destination, at least one file to be transmitted, and messages registered for each file that are received from an external device via an interface, and transmits the files and the messages registered for each file to a transmission destination... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110292424 - Computer readable medium having common printer driver, and print port managing method: A non-transitory computer readable medium having a common printer driver to be executed by a print control device communicatively connected to one or more printers and mounting an operating system is provided. The common printer driver, when executed by the print control device, causing the print control device to perform... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292427 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to form an output image on a medium based on image information, and a control unit configured to calculate a merit value that benefits a user according to a maintenance work of the apparatus carried out... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110292428 - Image processing device, display device, screen control system, and screen control method: An image processing device in which a plurality of applications each having multiple functions can be installed includes a display device and an application control unit. When screen definition information acquired from a first application includes definition information of a second application corresponding to a screen change destination, the application... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110292425 - Method and apparatus for forming an image: A method and an apparatus for forming an image by rendering content according to a digital living network alliance (DLNA) standard. According to the method and the apparatus, content that may be processed by the apparatus is acquired from the host by using at least one of services defined in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110292429 - Method for processing documents on an image-processing apparatus: The invention relates to a method for processing documents on an image-forming apparatus, which is able to handle a plurality of settings, each setting settable to any of a number of setting values, the method comprising the steps of defining a first subset of the settings, defining a second subset... Agent: Oce Technologies B.v.

20110292432 - Image forming apparatus and display method for a display portion of an image forming apparatus: Provided is an image forming apparatus including: a connection portion for performing communication with a keyboard; and a display portion for performing displaying of disabled keys when the keyboard is connected to the connection portion, the disabled keys being unusable keys among keys provided to the keyboard.... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20110292431 - Printer with in-line scanner: A printing apparatus for variable pre-printed stock stores customer data and two or more different pre-printed stocks. A scanner scans the printed area of the pre-printed stocks and produces tray stock information identifying the stocks. Received electronic customer orders include the customer data and selection data for one or more... Agent:

20110292443 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including an image forming unit which executes a predetermined image forming process to a paper, a control section which controls so as to receive reservations of a plurality of jobs, so as to execute the plurality of jobs in a predetermined order and to... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technology, Inc.

20110292446 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus has a network interface unit for communication with an electronic mail server via a communication network, a main control unit that entirely controls the image forming apparatus and does not operate in a power-saving mode, and a sub control unit that inquires of the electronic mail... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20110292445 - Image forming apparatus and information processing system: An image processing apparatus includes a near field communication (NFC) unit that establishes, when a portable terminal device comes near the NFC unit, wireless communication with the portable terminal device; a short-range communication unit that has a larger wireless communication coverage than that of the NFC unit, establishes, after the... Agent:

20110292444 - Image forming system, data processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, recording medium and display method: When an image formation instruction for created document data is received, image data for a preview image corresponding to the document data is generated, the preview image based on the image data is displayed on a display, and an image is formed using data for image formation based on the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292439 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a first determination part that determines whether an image in which a feature image is embedded is to be modified when the image is printed, based on the image and a state of the image processing apparatus; and a second determination part that determines a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110292441 - Image reading apparatus and setting automation method: An image reading apparatus includes a paper type sensor that detects a paper type of paper, a control unit, and a reading unit that performs an image reading. The control unit includes a mode setting unit that sets a mode of the image reading performed by the reading unit based... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110292438 - Image reading apparatus, information processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image reading apparatus includes an image reading unit, a touch panel, a storage unit, and a control unit, wherein the storage unit includes a storage-location-information storage unit that stores storage location information related to a storage location of an image file of a document read by the image reading... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110292437 - Method for printing a set of images: Methods for operating a printer are provided. In one aspect, a method has the steps of receiving image data and production data for printing a set of images with each image having a defined size and shape, determining a finishing configuration of a finishing system; and determining a priority setting... Agent:

20110292436 - Method for selecting one of a plurality of print modes for printing a document and printing apparatus: A method and a print apparatus are described. The method and the print apparatus allow for selecting from a plurality of print modes a print mode for a whole page of a document to be printed dependent on a print material coverage of the whole page of the document to... Agent:

20110292434 - Multiple sheet media pick detection: Methods and apparatus pertaining to scanning or copying documents are provided. Sheet media are individually transported away from an input location. Optical scanning of the sheet media is initiated in accordance with detecting the passage of leading edges of the sheet media. Electronic signals resulting from the scanning are automatically... Agent:

20110292447 - Network interface device: A network interface device having a first board to connect with a wired network to provide signal exchange, which is mounted in a network electronic device, a second board to connect with a wireless network to provide signal exchange, and a first and a second link portion provided at the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20110292433 - Print workflow management: A method for managing print workflow performed by a physical computing system includes, with an add-on application executed by the physical computing system, interfacing with a printing-capable application executed by the physical computing system; with the add-on application, interfacing with hardware components of a printing device; and with the add-on... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20110292435 - Printer with in-line scanner: A printing apparatus for variable pre-printed stock comprises storage for customer data, a variety of different pre-printed stocks, printer trays for holding the pre-printed stocks, a scanner for scanning the printed area of each of the pre-printed stocks and for producing tray stock information identifying each of the pre-printed stocks,... Agent:

20110292440 - Printing control device, printing control method and non-transitory computer readable medium: A printing control device includes a web page data acquiring portion configured to acquire web page data of a prescribed web page from the web server and a display configured to display the prescribed web page. The printing control device further includes an extraction portion configured to extract data for... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292442 - Printing system, image forming apparatus, data generation apparatus, storage apparatus, and control method: An image forming apparatus which configures a printing system includes an application server which has a function of editing and storing document data, and provides the document data in response to a request; the image forming apparatus having a plurality of functions including a printing function; a data generation apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292448 - Program execution control method: A program execution control method for a printer provided with a controller including a CPU, a RAM and a ROM, wherein a first program to be operated in a printing state, a second program to be operated in a sleep state and a third program to be operated in a... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110292449 - Flatbed scanner with cropping marker: A scanning system includes a transparent plate and a first crop marker. A document to be scanned is placed upon the transparent plate. The first crop marker is mounted on first housing for the scanning system located adjacent to a first edge of the transparent plate. The first crop marker... Agent:

20110292408 - Printer and method thereof: A standalone printer includes a configuration module, a screen, a process module, and a print module. The configuration module can arrange two digital images in a print layout. The screen is configured to display a preview of the print layout with the two digital images. The process module is configured... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110292409 - Reprographic system: A probabilistic network, in particular a Bayesion network, is used for control of a printing system in order to realize an adaptable printing system. A reprographic system, includes at least one sensor, providing a sensor signal; at least one actuator, responsive to an actuator signal; and a control unit for... Agent: Oce Technologies B.v.

20110292422 - Apparatus and method for processing data: A data processing apparatus includes a plurality of processing units each performing a respective one of process parts into which a predetermined process to be performed on data is divided, and a changing unit that changes a connection between the plurality of processing units on the basis of setting parameters... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292418 - Color printer with power saving recording head: The present invention relates to a color printer and particularly to a color printer reducing power consumption and complying with international criteria ensuring sustained earth environment. In a color printer having multiple optical writing heads for individual recording colors, the activated periods of individual color recording heads are set to... Agent: Casio Electronics Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20110292419 - Image forming apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a printer section and a control section which controls the printer section. The control section controls a developing roller driving section to stop the rotation of a developing roller when an image on a recording medium is erased when the printer... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110292421 - Image forming apparatus, management method, and computer-readable recording medium on which program is recorded: The embodiment described herein can prompt setting of processing conditions to be set by using a display of a weight value used in a quota function. There is provided an image forming apparatus, including: a residual amount detection unit that detects a residual amount of each disposable product; a residual... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110292417 - Imaging processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus includes a patch forming unit that forms a plurality of mixed-color patches by superposing single color patches of a plurality of colors with different gradation ratios according to gradation values; a color measuring unit that performs color measurement of the mixed-color patches; an estimating unit that... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20110292411 - Margin adjustment: In one embodiment, a width of a print media is measured. A margin adjustment decision is made utilizing a margin instruction if the measured width is within an acceptable variance from a standard width of the media. The margin adjustment decision is applied to a plot of an image to... Agent:

20110292415 - Method and apparatus for dynamic printer performance tuning using bayesian analysis: A method and a printing implementing the method for dynamic printer performance tuning. The method includes the steps of processing a page to be printed by a printer description language interpreter to generate a Display List, selecting tuning parameters from the Display List data, analyzing the tuning parameters by a... Agent: Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory, Inc.

20110292410 - Method and system for adding a color bar as a rendering job ticket attribute: A system and method for automatically adding a color bar as a rendering job ticket attribute and dynamically generating the color bar based on the rendering job attribute. The color bar can be added in association with the rendering job ticket along with a set of sub-attributes that include parameters... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110292412 - Page parallel raster image processing: According to an aspect of the disclosure, a printing system is provided comprising a plurality of resources including idle and non-idle resources having a at least one image marking engine. The plurality of resources includes a page parallel RIP system wherein the RIP system supports configurable sized print chunks. The... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110292423 - Print control apparatus, print control method and printer: A print control apparatus comprising: a first receiving unit that receives, from a printer, support language information indicating whether a particular kind of language is supported by the printer; a judging unit that judges, by referring to the support language information received by the first receiving unit, whether the particular... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110292416 - Printer and method for processing digital image therein: A stand-alone printer includes a storage module, a user interface module, a touch screen, a processing module, and a printing module. The storage module stores a digital image. The user interface module creates an adjusting scroll. The touch screen detects a slide operation and displays the digital image and the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110292420 - System and method for creating art piece: A multi-step, computer-based process for creating a stylized art piece using collage and layering techniques. The process comprises acquiring and arranging high resolution digital images or photographs to form a gestalt or single cohesive piece using a computer. These images or photographs may involve sporting events, players, participants, areas of... Agent:

20110292413 - System and method for determining a billing structure for documents based on marking medium predictions: Disclosed is a method for processing raster image data and determining via a reference device (e.g., LUT), an amount of marking medium (toner, ink) to be used for printing a document. Then billing costs based on the amount of medium is determined. In particular, a calibration method may be performed... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110292414 - Two-sided document copying: Methods and apparatus pertaining to copying two-sided documents are provided. An all-in-one, multi-function device provides an identification card copy selection to a user by way of a user interface. The device prompts the user during scanning of the front and back sides of the ID card. The device prints images... Agent:

20110292451 - Screen printing techniques: Data processing methods provide a work flow for producing custom screen printed products based on digital images. Disclosed techniques include a work flow for receiving user-supplied images and transforming the images into color separation data and related metadata that can drive screen printing, including previewing the appearance of the products... Agent:

20110292450 - Halftone tiling and halftoning for annular rasters: An aspect of the present disclosure provides a halftoning method for annular rasters comprising: using annular rasters with uniformly spaced raster lines and uniformly spaced pixels within the raster lines; angularly tiling wedge shaped halftone cells around at least a partial circumferential print medium wherein an integer number of wedge... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110292452 - Method of adjusting line data and image forming apparatus: A method of adjusting line data is provided, where a dot pattern for one line is represented by dot data indicative of dot formation and blank data indicative of no dot formation. The method includes: determining whether X or more blank data are arranged consecutively, the X or more blank... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292453 - Facility to reuse paper: Systems and methods are described that facilitate sorting used printed sheets of paper or other media, identifying reusable pages (i.e., pages without print on one or both sides), and outputting the reusable pages for reuse. If print is detected on one side of a used page, a security or interference... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110292454 - Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating background processing of push content: Apparatus, and an associated method, for a communication device operable pursuant to a push content communication scheme. An instruction detector detects a message containing a instruction by which to operate upon push content. The message is, for instance, generated by a mobile station at which an application associated with the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20110292455 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a display unit having a display member for displaying a read image that has been read, and an image reader unit having a mount portion for mounting the display unit in a demountable manner, a reading unit for reading a read-target medium, and a data... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110292456 - Broken fax document recombining system: A system and a method of processing faxes are disclosed. The method includes receiving image data that includes a plurality of pages to be transmitted by a first fax device coupled to a fax transmission network. Page number information is encoded in a field of a fax transmission. The fax... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110292457 - Scanning apparatus, information processing apparatus, program and scanning system: A scanning apparatus which scans a document, includes: a scanning section which includes a scanning area and which scans the document in the scanning area; a control device which includes a position information capturing section which captures a position information indicating a position of the document on the scanning area... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292458 - Image processing device, image transmitting device, image processing method, and image processing program storage medium: An image processing device includes a generator. By using compressed image data which is obtained by compressing image data that have been obtained by reading a document with a reading unit, and combinational data, which represent an image or text to be combined with an image represented by the image... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110292459 - Image reading apparatus: The image reading apparatus includes an operation unit operated by a user for detecting an instruction from the user, a transportation unit for transporting a read medium, a medium detector for detecting the read medium, a reader for reading the read medium, and an instruction detector for detecting the instruction... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110292460 - Information processing system, information processing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: A system registers a specified storage region included in a plurality of storage regions for storing data and a specified property item given to data stored in the specified storage region, selects data to be facsimile-transmitted from among a plurality of pieces of data stored in the plurality of storage... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292461 - Image processing apparatus and method for controlling the image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a pattern generation unit configured to cause an image forming section to generate a plurality of image patterns that have periodicity unique to the image forming section and are different from each other, a selection unit configured to select one test pattern from the generated... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292462 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: An image processing apparatus is provided for performing image processing on an image containing a first image and a second image representing a translucent object. The image processing apparatus includes a detector that detects a non-overlapping region in the second image, the non-overlapping region being a region that does not... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110292463 - System for identifying physical page containing printed text: A system for identifying a physical page containing printed text from a plurality of page fragment images. The system includes: (A) a handheld electronic device having: a camera for capturing a plurality of page fragment images at a plurality of different capture points when the device is moved across the... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20110292466 - Image forming apparatus, image processing method, and image processing system: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit, a request reception unit configured to receive a scanning request requesting to scan an image, a scanning execution unit configured to execute a scanning process to scan the image based on the scanning request and thereby to obtain image data, and a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110292469 - Image reader and image forming apparatus using same using multiple image sensors and which corrects misalignment: An image reader includes an original transport device to transport an original, and an image reading device including multiple image sensor arrays having image reading areas staggered relative to the transport direction of the original in such a manner that the multiple image sensor arrays are offset at least partially,... Agent:

20110292465 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes image reader reading an image of a manuscript which is placed on a manuscript platen, and size detector detecting a size of the manuscript, wherein the image reader slides inside a chassis, which is arranged below the manuscript platen, in parallel to the manuscript platen... Agent:

20110292464 - Method for reproducing documents and image-processing apparatus: A method for reproducing a document is provided. The method includes the following steps: scanning a front side and a back side of an original and accordingly producing a front side image and a back side image; determining a size of the original; comparing the size of the original with... Agent:

20110292468 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus: An optical scanner contains in a casing made of thermoplastic material a light source that emits an image light based on image data, and at least one optical element that is disposed in an optical path for the image light. The optical element is held through a holding member by... Agent:

20110292467 - Optical scanning unit and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning unit includes a light source including a plurality of light-emitting elements; a light detector to detect a light beam emitted from the light source; a light-flux splitter, angled to the optical axis of the light beam emitted from the light source, having an aperture, a portion of... Agent:

20110292470 - Image scanning device, image forming apparatus including the same, and method of controlling image quality of image scanning device: An image scanning device, an image forming apparatus including the image scanning device, and a method of controlling image quality in the image scanning device are provided. The image scanning device includes a document board on which documents to be scanned are placed, a scanning unit which is installed on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co.

20110292471 - Optical scanner: An optical scanner includes: a light source; a light deflector configured to deflect a light beam from the light source in a main scanning direction; a scanning lens through which the light beam having been deflected by the light deflector passes; a beam detector configured to detect the light beam;... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292472 - Method for the three-dimensional digitisation of books using terahertz radiation: A process for digitizing closed books without having to open them, of printed documents or manuscripts, bound or in batches, without having to separate them, using an imaging system of a three-dimensional object by Terahertz waves including acquiring by an THz acquisition subsystem a set of three-dimensional low-resolution images representative... Agent:

20110292476 - Automatic document feeder and image forming apparatus: An automatic document feeder includes an original feed table that has a detection hole and on which a bundle composed of a plurality of originals is set; and an original detection sensor that detects the original on the original feed table. The original detection sensor is a reflective optical sensor... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20110292475 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes an image reader unit that has a plurality of light receiving elements for reading an image on an original, and moves relative to a frame for applying a pressing force to a read-target surface of the original; and a driven roller that is rotatable, comes... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110292474 - Image reading apparatus and image reading system: An image reading apparatus includes an operating unit that issues a starting instruction to start reading a medium which is a read-target medium, according to a user's operation, a conveying unit that conveys the medium, a display unit that displays states of the medium conveyed, a reading unit that reads... Agent: Pfu Limited

20110292473 - Raisable scan head for an imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an automatic document feeder having a media feeding section, a media collecting section and a media conveying path extending from the media feeding section to the media collecting section. The imaging apparatus includes a scan head adjacent to the automatic document feeder. The scan head is... Agent:

20110292477 - Hierarchical scanner characterization: A system and method of scanner characterization is provided which establishes an accurate relationship between a scanner's device-dependent (scanner) color space and a device-independent colorimetric space. A hierarchical subdivision of device-dependent color space into sub-regions is performed. The sub-regions are defined by cutting planes dividing patch color values in device-dependent... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20110292478 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: an output unit that outputs a tone-correction-parameter generation sheet and a scanner-profile generation sheet identical in layout of patch columns, each containing patches of different tone values, formed thereon; a scanning unit that scans the patches at scanner positions on a platen; a scanner-profile creating... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

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