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Facsimile and static presentation processing June invention type 06/12

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06/28/2012 > 64 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. invention type

20120162667 - Image forming apparatus and image processing apparatus: An image forming apparatus of this invention, when an exposure unit performs exposure, applies, to image data quantized by a first number of bits, compensation data for compensating for unevenness of the exposure intensity occurring on a photosensitive member caused by a lens array used in the exposure unit. This... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162678 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a reading section, a temporary memory, a thumbnail creating section, a finish-image creating section, a display section, a page selecting section, an image editing section, and a printing section. The image data generated by the reading section is temporarily stored in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120162688 - Access control system, apparatus, and program: According to one embodiment, a deriving operation control device obtains derivation control information and a derivation attribute. A deriving operation propriety determination unit extracts the number of times of previously-performed derivation from the derivation attribute. The deriving operation propriety determination unit extracts the upper limit number of times enabling derivation... Agent:

20120162685 - Composite service providing system: A composite service providing system including a plurality of network electronic devices communicatively connected with each other. The plurality of network electronic devices includes electronic devices, each of which is capable of providing at least one service. A plurality of services provided by a plurality of electronic devices are combined... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162687 - Dynamic printing system, apparatus and method: Improved techniques which enable a user of a terminal to select a printer, without a priori knowledge of available printers, for printing a print job are provided. A map indicating locations of available printing devices is retrieved from a back-end server based on user information or other information retrieved from... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120162683 - Image forming apparatus, system for ordering optional device, and method for ordering optional device: The image forming apparatus of the present invention includes an image forming main device which has a control section. The control section (a) obtains, from an external device via a communication device, option information indicative of an at least one optional device and eco-information indicative of an amount of greenhouse-gas... Agent:

20120162684 - Image processing apparatus and computer program product: An image processing apparatus obtains image data of a document in response to an instruction from a user, and processes and outputs the image data thus obtained. The image processing apparatus includes a type detecting unit that detects a type of the document, a processing unit that applies a process... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120162680 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: An image processing apparatus that selects an image output mode from one of a plurality of output modes, the image processing apparatus including: an output mode selection unit that selects the image output mode by sequentially determining whether or not to select an image output mode in accordance with an... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162686 - Image processing apparatus, information processing apparatus, and information output method: In a composite machine provided with a copy mode and a print mode, an operation history of each operation mode is accurately timed and log information concerning an electric power of the composite machine for processing various jobs such as the copy mode and the print mode is prepared based... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162682 - Image processing system, image forming apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: An image forming apparatus obtains area information indicating target areas to be subjected to image processing from a plurality of image processing servers and judges whether or not their target areas are overlapping each other. The image forming apparatus examines the priority levels set in advance for the image processing... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162679 - Print system, printing apparatus, printing method and printing program: A printing system includes a plurality of printing apparatuses connected with each other via a network including a transfer source printing apparatus having a first printing apparatus that receives print data and a transfer destination printing apparatus having a second printing apparatus. The transfer source printing apparatus is equipped with... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162681 - Pull printing system and recording medium: A pull printing system includes a print data receiving part, an apparatus model specification part for extracting information on the printing target apparatus model from the print data, an authentication request target determination part for searching for an apparatus of the same model as the printing target apparatus model and... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162695 - Delivery expert system, method and computer program product: Embodiments disclosed herein can facilitate delivery of a document from a source to a destination over a network where an initial delivery attempt has been unsuccessful. Actions to be taken are based upon input conditions which may include a time-variable set of input conditions such as identifying non-business days and/or... Agent: Open Text S.a.

20120162690 - Image forming apparatus: The image forming apparatus of the present invention includes an operation accepting means for accepting an instruction, and a display controlling means for controlling a display section. The display controlling means controls the display section to display at least environmental information, which has been obtained by the image forming apparatus,... Agent:

20120162691 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit, a print accepting unit, an image forming unit, a determination unit, a display control unit and a print control unit. The determination unit determines whether any print data accepted by the print accepting unit include both print data retaining print setting information... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120162692 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming machine transitions into a sleep mode at a preset time of day, and keeps the sleep mode for a prescribed interval. The image forming machine includes an I/O interface, a printer, a memory, and a controller. The interface inputs a print job. The printer executes a printing... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120162694 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable medium therefor: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a conveyer system, a liquid discharge head with a plurality of nozzles arranged in rows in different positions from one another with reference to a conveying direction at least within a part, a transmitter unit to transmit the image-forming... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162693 - Image recording device and computer accessible storage storing program therefor: An image recording device is provided with a first memory which is a volatile memory, a second memory, an input unit through which authentication information is input, an authentication judging unit. The recording unit is controlled to print an image on the printing sheet based on the drive data, which... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162689 - Print control device, print control method, and storage medium: A customer PC receives running status information regarding the running status of print processing from a print device, refers to setting information regarding the division of the print job, and determines whether or not a setting for the division of the print job is made based on running status information.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162696 - Print job management based on energy pricing and load: An approach is provided that prints print jobs based on energy demand data. The print job manager, which is a software application running on an information handling system receives a print request, the print request including a print job. The print job manager retrieves energy demand data. The energy demand... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120162709 - Data administering apparatus, image forming system, data administering method, and recording medium storing data administering programs: A data administering apparatus configured to be connected to a plurality of information processing apparatuses and to administer information which is transmitted from the plurality of information processing apparatuses and relates to an image forming apparatus, includes: a communicating section to receive power-off information which is transmitted from the plurality... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162710 - Data control apparatus, image forming system, data control method and recording medium recorded therein data control program: A data control apparatus, which is connected to a plurality of information processing apparatus and controls information, relating to an image forming apparatus, transmitted from the information processing apparatus, the data control apparatus including: a communication section to receive power-on information, transmitted from the information processing section, for making the... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162703 - Display device and image forming apparatus using the same: An image forming apparatus including an operation panel has, as a configuration of the operation panel, a display portion including a function to display environmental label information of the image forming apparatus. The environmental label information includes information on a type of greenhouse effect gases (CO2) and a total emission... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162704 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a display unit, which is configured to display information, an electric substrate, which is configured to manipulate the display unit to display the information, a cover, which is formed to have an opening in a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162702 - Image forming apparatus, control method of the image forming apparatus, and recording medium: An image forming apparatus may include a reading unit, a display unit, and a printing unit. The reading unit reads a document and generate image data. The display unit displays a screen for setting a layout in printing the image data. The printing unit prints the image data using the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162706 - Image forming apparatus, controlling method for same, and storage medium: A main body controller provided in an image forming apparatus receives a VDP job from an external computer, and arranges image data of a reusable object and a variable object, which correspond to the VDP job, on a page for printout. An inspection controller performs inspection processing for printed matter... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162700 - Image forming system, image formation designating apparatus and computer readable medium: An image forming system includes an image formation designating apparatus and a given image forming apparatus. The image formation designating apparatus includes a common function setting information acquisition unit, an acquisition unit, an integrated function setting information generating unit, a presentation unit, a receiving unit, an image formation designating information... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120162707 - Image processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus that processes a variable data printing (VDP) job having a plurality of records includes a formation unit configured to form status management data for managing a processing status of a reusable object contained in the VDP job, an assignment unit configured to assign the record of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162712 - Image reading apparatus having transmission function and control method therefor: An image reading apparatus in which a session timeout does not take place in a case where user's confirmation is obtained before image data obtained by reading originals is transmitted. Before transmission of image data, a control unit determines whether a protocol having a time out is selected. If the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162711 - Image reading apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: An image reading apparatus requests an external apparatus to transmit a reading instruction. When reading the document according to the reading instruction transmitted from the external apparatus in response to the request, if a reading method for reading the document placed on a document positioning plate without conveying the document... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162708 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium storing program: When it is detected that a file has been stored in a hot folder, an apparatus stands by for a predetermined period of time not to process the file based on settings associated with the hot folder. When the predetermined period of time elapses, the apparatus processes the file based... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162699 - Method for printing compressed images: A method for printing an image of a compressed hierarchical image format file determines a number of layers to be extracted from a codestream of the compressed hierarchical image format file needed to realize a predetermined printing requirement with respect to printing the image of the compressed hierarchical image format... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120162698 - Method of securing printers against malicious software: A method for securing a computer device against malicious code, the method including the steps of: executing a computer program on the computer device, the computer device having a central processing unit, which carries out instructions of the computer program, and wherein at least a portion of the computer program... Agent: Konica Minolta Systems Laboratory, Inc.

20120162705 - Print control apparatus and control method therefor: In a print control apparatus which causes a print apparatus to print via a hot folder, it is monitored whether a file is submitted to the hot folder. Upon submitting the file, it is identified whether the submitted file is a reference information file indicating an external content file, and,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162713 - Printing system, printing apparatus, and printing program: A printing system includes: a printing apparatus printing an image acquired from a providing apparatus which provides a service for sharing the image; and a communication apparatus. The printing apparatus includes: a first acquiring unit configured to acquire service information; a first transmitting unit configured to transmit the service information;... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162714 - Printing system, printing device, host device, and computer accessible storage storing program therefor: A printing system is configured such that, when authentication data is input by a user and a print request is made, if print data regarding the print request is stored in a printing device side storage, the printing device prints images on a printing sheet based on the print data... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162697 - Remote print file transfer and spooling application for use with a one-way data link: A system for printing includes one or more printers, a send platform, a print spooling platform coupled to the one or more printers, and a one-way data link enforcing unidirectional data transfer from the send platform to the print spooling platform, wherein the send platform is configured to receive a... Agent: Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.

20120162701 - Verifiable check and security document system: A verifiable security document system, which generates a security architecture from the sensitive information, by applying a security platform equipped with secure print media and secure print configurations for printing of the security architecture on a document to form an anti-counterfeit, protected document. The security of the document system is... Agent:

20120162716 - Image forming apparatus with document box: An image forming apparatus includes an execution controller for operating a function to be operated with function settings provided in a program. When a program is received by a program receiver, the execution controller causes a display controller to display box data stored in a document box related to the... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120162717 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method and computer readable information recording medium: An image forming apparatus transfers image data stored in a first storing part of a side of a first control part to a side of a writing engine. A second storing part temporarily stores the image data from said first storing part. When data stored in the second storing part... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120162715 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a first storage unit in which a pixel value of each of pixels in image data is written; a readout unit that reads a pixel value of a target pixel to be encoded from the first storage unit; a second storage unit in which the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120162669 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: a density-correction-data generation unit generating density correction data by causing the sensor to read a density correction chart formed on the sheet by an image forming unit; a storage unit storing the generated density correction data in connection with a sheet type; a density correction... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162668 - Method of printing a text with an apparatus using channels: A method of printing a text with an apparatus using channels is provided. The method includes determining whether print data corresponds to a specified text by determining similarities between channels of print data, and determining a degree of flatness of one of the channels, searching for a boundary area in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20120162670 - Multi-beam image forming apparatus and electrostatic latent image formation method: An image forming apparatus includes a pattern formation control unit for forming a plurality of evaluation patterns by repeatedly turning on and off a plurality of light emitters arranged in a row in units of n dots (n is an integer equal to or greater than 1) to irradiate light... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120162671 - Tape printer and printing control method of tape printer: A tape printer includes: a printing head which performs a cut mark printing process for printing a cut mark on a tape-shaped medium to indicate a cut position for manual cutting, and a normal printing process for printing a normal printing image on the tape-shaped medium as a printing image... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120162677 - Color processing apparatus and method thereof: The quality of an image read from a degraded image of an original document can be improved. Hence, a specific pixel of an image is selected, and additional information to be added to the image is generated from the position information and color information of the selected pixel. The image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162675 - Image processing apparatus and method of controlling same: An image correcting method for an image processing apparatus that reads a bound document and corrects a shadow in a bound portion in obtained document image data includes extracting shadow image data from the document image data, generating a grid with which a ratio of changes in luminance between the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162674 - Image processing apparatus using threshold matrix of resolution higher than resolution of input image: Disclosed is an image processing apparatus which uses a threshold matrix of a resolution higher than a resolution of an input image, the image processing apparatus including: a screen processing section which performs screen processing on an input image which is input; a matrix storage section which stores a threshold... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162673 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: An image processing apparatus for performing image thinning processing, comprises: a thinning unit configured to be able to execute a plurality of thinning processes which have different output image qualities and processing times; an acquisition unit configured to acquire status information indicating a status of the apparatus; a division unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120162676 - Method and apparatus for regulating a property of an image printed on a support material: In a method or device to control at least one property of a print image printed on a substrate, a first evaluation period is defined. A measurement value is determined with aid of an optical sensor which measures at least one determination point on the substrate within the first evaluation... Agent:

20120162672 - Method and system for assigning color values to primary colors and secondary colors for color rendering in an inkjet printer: A method enables primary color values for pixel to be processed before the pixel is rendered. The method includes allocating non-black primary colors as being under black, secondary colors, or tertiary colors.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120162718 - Image processing in contone space and halftone space: Embodiments provide a method comprising receiving a continuous tone (contone) image, wherein each pixel of a plurality of pixels of the contone image comprises pixel data associated with a plurality of color planes; forming a pixel group that includes a target pixel and one or more pixels that are neighboring... Agent:

20120162719 - Image processing in contone space and halftone space: Embodiments provide a method comprising receiving a halftone image, the halftone image comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel of the plurality of pixels including pixel data associated with a plurality of color planes; forming a pixel group, the pixel group including (i) a target pixel and (ii) one or... Agent:

20120162720 - Image forming apparatus, method of forming image, and computer-readable recording medium: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus capable of forming an image with a colored toner and a transparent toner based on image data of a read document, including a dispersion calculation unit that calculates a dispersion of a target pixel and a group of pixels including the target pixel and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120162721 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer readable medium: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a reading unit, a controller, and an identifying unit. The image forming unit includes multiple recording elements arrayed in a first predetermined direction and drives the recording elements in accordance with input image information so as to form an image on... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120162724 - Image scanning system, scanned image processing apparatus, computer readable storage medium storing programs for their executions, image scanning method, and scanned image processing method: The image scanning system according to the present invention comprising: a plurality of blade substrates A, B that execute image processing; an image scanning unit that scans a document as image data; an image process distribution unit that distributes the image data scanned by the image scanning unit to each... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120162722 - Mounting bracket for image sensing unit of a scanner: A mounting bracket for an image sensing unit of a scanner according to one example embodiment includes a first portion and a second portion extending from the first portion. The first portion has a plurality of elongated holes therein each for receiving a fastener to mount the mounting bracket to... Agent:

20120162723 - Optical device, optical scanning apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An optical device is disclosed, including a surface emitting laser element having a surface emitting laser which emits a light in a direction which is perpendicular to a substrate face; a light receiving element which monitors the light of the surface emitting laser; a package provided with a region on... Agent: Ricoh Company. Ltd.

20120162726 - Illumination assembly for a scanner: An illumination assembly for a scanner according to one example embodiment includes a scan head frame. A thermally conductive heat sink component has an elongated base portion that is mounted along a longitudinal edge of the scan head frame and a protruding portion having a generally L-shaped structure that includes... Agent:

20120162727 - Image sensor unit and image reader: A protruding locking pawl is provided at an end of a light guide which corresponds to a first light input surface. A recessed locking portion is formed in a frame so that the locking pawl can be locked in the locking portion. A light blocking member is slidably loosely inserted... Agent: Canon Components, Inc.

20120162725 - Optical system for scanners: Disclosed is an optical system for a scanner that includes at least one light source to illuminate a document, and a plurality of mirrors including a first mirror, a second mirror, a third mirror, a fourth mirror and a fifth mirror. The first mirror is positioned in a direction of... Agent:

20120162728 - Image forming device: An image forming device includes an image forming unit, an image reading unit arranged above an upper part of the image forming unit, a sheet ejection space between the image forming unit and the image reading unit, and a supporting unit arranged on the upper part of the image forming... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120162729 - Image reader, image forming apparatus, and method of correcting output values: Disclosed is an image reader including a first reading unit that reads an image on a front surface of an object placed on a first background member to output a first output value; a second reading unit that reads an image on a back surface of the object placed on... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120162730 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: An image processing apparatus including an acquisition unit, an extraction unit, a determination unit and an addition unit is provided. The acquisition unit acquires an image of one page from images of a plurality of pages included in one file. The extraction unit extracts color information, which is information about... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

  
06/21/2012 > 54 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. invention type

20120154826 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus of this invention determines a correction amount for each image signal so as to correct banding as periodic density unevenness in a sub scanning direction, corrects each pixel value of an n-bit image signal in accordance with the correction amount, generates the first corrected image signal,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154838 - Sheet finisher, image forming apparatus using the same, and sheet finishing method: A sheet finisher of the invention includes a saddle-stitching unit to stitch a center of a sheet bundle, a folding unit to fold the center and to form a fold, a first and a second rollers that move along a direction of the fold while nipping and pressing the fold... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120154842 - Image forming apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method: An image forming apparatus includes an address obtaining unit configured to obtain address information of a management apparatus for managing definition information of a process flow from an external storage unit; a process information obtaining unit configured to obtain identification information of a process to be performed by the image... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120154841 - Image forming system and computer-readable recording medium: An image forming system includes an input control part and a display control part. The input control part receives an operation input from a user. The display control part selectively displays a setting screen for mode setting and a job list screen displaying a list of jobs. In more detail,... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120154840 - Image processing apparatus, server apparatus, methods for controlling the apparatuses, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus determines whether to execute an image processing function indicated by an execution instruction based on a state of a web browser when the received execution instruction indicates a local use, and executes the image processing function indicated by the execution instruction irrespective of the state of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154839 - Paper-feeding device and multi-functional printers: A paper-feeding device and a multi-functional printer are provided. The paper-feeding device includes a base, a driving axle, a position-limiting element and a retaining element The base has a first assembling portion. The driving axle, the position-limiting and the retaining elements are all in the base. The position-limiting element has... Agent: Kinpo Electronics, Inc.

20120154843 - Peripheral device control system and method: A method used in first and second information processing apparatuses in communication with an image forming apparatus. The method includes a transfer step of transferring print setting information for controlling the image forming apparatus from the image forming apparatus to the second information processing apparatus, an acquisition step of acquiring... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154844 - Print control with interfaces provided in correspondence with printing methods: Display control is made so as to obtain an optimum setting picture plane in accordance with a change in designation of an outputting method of a distribution printing, a multiple-address printing, an automatic substitute printing, or the like without allowing the user to be conscious thereof.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154845 - System and method for identifying a genuine printed document: A system and method for verifying that a document is included in a document management system is disclosed. This system and method includes radio frequency scanning at least a portion of the document, generating document data dependently upon the radio frequency scanning, comparing the generated document data to stored document... Agent:

20120154846 - Data filtering for print service providers: Systems and methods of data filtering for a print service provider (PSP) are disclosed. An exemplary method includes receiving a plurality of print service parameters. The method also includes filtering the plurality of print service parameters, wherein a portion of the received plurality of print service parameters are retained in... Agent:

20120154849 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus is provided that receives data for an authentication print job from an external terminal connected thereto via a network, receives a user authentication request from a user, and executes the job when the user authentication is successfully performed. The image forming apparatus comprises: a display unit;... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120154847 - Image processing apparatus, unauthorized use preventing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store comparison data; an analysis unit configured to analyze a print job sent by a requesting user from an information processing apparatus to obtain user information of the requesting user; a comparison unit configured to compare the obtained user information... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120154848 - Printing system, image forming apparatus, image forming method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium encoded with image forming program: The print server includes: a registration portion to register the image forming apparatus; a spool portion to store a set of print data and user identification information; a virtual data transmitting portion, and a print data transmitting portion. The registered image forming apparatus includes: a distribution control portion to cause... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120154869 - Composite service providing system: A composite service providing system including a plurality of network electronic devices communicatively connected with each other. The plurality of network electronic devices includes electronic devices, each of which is capable of providing at least one service. A plurality of services provided by a plurality of electronic devices are combined... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154851 - Control panel system: In one example, a control panel system for a printer includes a portable control panel configured to receive user input to control printer functions and a stationary control panel configured to receive user input to control printer functions. In this example, the portable control panel has a wireless connector for... Agent:

20120154868 - Document management system, document management method, and storage medium: In a document management system according to an embodiment of the present invention, in order to prevent a leakage of information, in a case where a copy of a document is transferred to a media, a deletion processing with respect to the document is disabled. Then, in a case where... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154864 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a first image forming unit provided at a first stage for executing a print process to a single-side of a sheet, including a first feeding tray; and a second image forming unit provided at a next stage for executing a print process to a single-side... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120154856 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storing medium: This invention is directed to an image processing apparatus and method capable of creating image data at light processing load by executing cropping from an image and connection of a plurality of images, and storing medium for storing a program executing the method. According to this method, image data containing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154853 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: An image processing apparatus comprises: a conversion unit that converts an original into image data by scanning the original; a detection unit that detects a blank page in the image data converted by the conversion unit; a separation unit that deletes image data of the blank page detected by the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154859 - Image processing apparatus, server apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium therefor: In an image processing apparatus, preparation processing instruction information is received from an external apparatus before a processing unit executes an image processing function so that preparation processing is performed on the processing unit based on the preparation processing instruction information.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154861 - Image processing apparatus, system including image processing apparatus and external apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an execution unit configured to execute a plurality of jobs based on a processing command included in a received communication response and a determination unit configured to determine whether to transmit an execution result of an execution unit in a synchronous manner or an asynchronous... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154858 - Information processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: An information processing apparatus for displaying a character string on a UI and a method of controlling the apparatus. When a request for a character string to be displayed on the UI is received, a compatible format or incompatible format in which the character string is to be output is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154863 - Information processing apparatus capable of setting configuration information for use by image processing apparatus, and control method and storage medium therefor: An information processing apparatus capable of easily registering and deleting configuration information and providing excellent user-friendliness. An integrated application that operates on the information processing apparatus capable of communicating with an image processing apparatus through a network sets configuration information for use by the image processing apparatus for data transmission,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154860 - Information processing apparatus, printing control method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus reads setting information indicating a print setting corresponding to a user operation and content information of a print target from a storage device, and generates job information to be used in printing in an image forming apparatus by combining the setting information and information indicating that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154857 - Information processing apparatus, printing control method, and storage medium therefor: A printing control method includes obtaining, from a control unit controlling printing of print data, identification information for identifying an image forming apparatus connected to the control unit and model information indicating a model of the image forming apparatus, storing the identification information and the model information associated with control... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154865 - Printing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor: A printing apparatus that is capable of matching orientations of images on printed sheets even for a job of which information added to a head is insufficient to specify types of all sheets. The printing apparatus prints an image on a sheet by executing a job. A determination unit determines... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154854 - Printing system, print service apparatus, service providing apparatus, control method and computer-readable medium: A print service apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive, via a Web browser together with a print job designated from a window, window information of the window, user information, and message information of a message which is contained in the window and provided by a microblogging function; an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154855 - Printing system, printing apparatus, printing method, control method and computer-readable medium: A printing apparatus comprises: an acquisition unit configured to analyze an input print job and acquires information of a sheet to be used in printing; and a printing unit configured to print the input print job by performing paper feed from an inserter controlled by another connected printing apparatus, if... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154862 - Printing system, printing system control method, and recording medium: A printing system according to the present invention, being capable of controlling a post-processing apparatus to execute post-processing for a sheet printed by a printing apparatus, has an acceptance unit and a control unit. The acceptance unit is configured to accept a post-processing execution request for executing post-processing by the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154850 - System and method of estimating the cost of a print job: A method of estimating the cost of a target print job may include identifying a target print job having a document type and one or more attributes, for each attribute of the target print job, determining a correlation between the attribute and a cost of the target print job using... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120154866 - System and method of sorting print jobs for a plurality of print service providers: The present disclosure is directed systems and methods of sorting print jobs for assignment to a plurality of print service providers. In one aspect, such a method can include receiving at a print server a plurality of print jobs having a plurality of print parameters from a plurality of users,... Agent:

20120154867 - System for issuing commemorative printed article and method for issuing commemorative printed article: A member whose membership is registered in a system causes a venue terminal installed on the premises of the service provided by the contractor participating in the system to read a member card, whereupon a system management computer registers a service purchase history for each member formed by mutually associating... Agent: Mekiki Creates Co., Ltd.

20120154852 - Virtual input/output device for printers: A system and method for operating a printing device is disclosed. A connection is provided between a computing device and the printing device, wherein the printing device is configured with a software application. Instructions are executed on the computing device, which provide the software application on the computing device. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato

20120154870 - Printing apparatus and control method therefor: A printing apparatus comprising a storage unit having a driving unit, determines whether or not access to the storage device is required with reception of data; determines whether or not a predetermined period of time has elapsed after transition to a first operation state; in a case where the predetermined... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154871 - Printing apparatus, printing apparatus control method, and storage medium: A printing apparatus to print an image on both surfaces of a tab sheet includes a setting unit and a printing unit. The setting unit sets whether to align an orientation of a first image to be printed on a first surface tab portion of a first surface of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154828 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and integrated circuit: An image forming apparatus is for forming an image with the use of image data items having different resolutions that are input to the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus includes a controller unit configured to store the image data items having different resolutions, and report image format information... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120154827 - Line-head control device, image forming apparatus, and line-head control method: A line-head control device that controls a line head includes: a calculation unit that divides image data into a plurality of areas in sub-scanning direction and calculates a printing percentage for each of the areas; an allocation unit that allocates a total correction amount, for correcting magnification of the image... Agent:

20120154829 - Methods and systems for image scaling: A controller for scaling an input image is provided. The controller selects a pixel neighborhood that includes a plurality of pixels neighboring a pixel. The controller compares at least part of the pixel neighborhood to a pattern. If the pattern is present in the pixel neighborhood, the controller applies a... Agent: Marvell International Technology Ltd

20120154837 - Defective recording element detecting apparatus and method, and image forming apparatus and method: A defective recording element detecting apparatus includes: a read image data acquiring device which acquires read image data of a test pattern recorded on a recording medium by a recording head having recording elements; a reference area setting device which sets a reference area including a part of the test... Agent:

20120154833 - Image display apparatus, image control method for image display apparatus, and storage medium: There is provided an apparatus and a method for displaying display patterns of respective regions on a preview image, changed according to an applied amount of transparent toner. A control method for controlling an image display apparatus includes displaying on a display unit a preview of an image to be... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154834 - Image forming apparatus configured to perform a calibration operation: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a calibration unit, a determination unit, and a control unit. The calibration unit is configured to perform a calibration operation including forming a measurement image by the image forming unit to adjust an image forming condition. The determination unit is configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154835 - Image forming apparatus, control method therefor and storage medium: An image forming apparatus that enables to output a transmission result report without confusing a user even if a part of printing mechanisms or a printing function is broken. A report output unit generates a transmission result report showing a result of transmission of image data and causes the printing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154832 - Image forming apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: The present invention provides a mechanism that more appropriately evaluates an image defect caused by a specific process in an image forming apparatus. An image forming apparatus of this invention performs colorimetry of a patch image at a spatial resolution corresponding to the spatial frequency of color unevenness caused by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154836 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof, and program: An apparatus includes: a transfer unit configured to transfer recording agent onto a transfer sheet to print input data; an acquisition unit configured to acquire, when the transfer unit transfers and when it is detected that processing is to be performed due to which time is extended that is taken... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154830 - System to enable development of clear toner forms: A method for forming a variable data job includes a fixed original image provided by original image data in a first multiple channel color plane and content provided by variable image data in a second multiple channel color plane. The original image data is converted to fixed image data in... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120154831 - Updating a smoothness constrained cluster model for color control in a color management system: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for updating a cluster model for color control. In one example embodiment, a cluster model is received and analyzed to identify clusters therein. Each of the identified clusters has an associated transform. Thereafter, in response to a threshold event having occurred,... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120154872 - Method and system to select a trim size: In one embodiment, a digitized document, formatted as an image file and representing a scanned original page with a page boundary, is received. An image resolution for the digitized document is identified. A height and width of the page boundary, measured in pixels, is identified. A desired trim size for... Agent:

20120154873 - Modem control apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: This invention provides a mechanism which can attain at least one of an accurate measurement of a T0 timer and appropriate control of a CNG output timing in a FAX communication using AT commands. To accomplish this, in a modem control apparatus for controlling a modem using AT commands, the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154874 - Document reading apparatus and image processing method: A document reading apparatus, including: a conveyance portion which conveys a document; an illuminator which illuminates the conveying document; a reading portion which reads the conveying document at a read position; a reference member arranged opposite to the read position; a correction condition calculating portion which calculates a correction condition... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154875 - Image processing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and program: Image data corresponding to a plurality of documents placed on a document plate is individually output. In this case, if an inclined document is included in the documents, the document is output after being subjected to inclination correction. However, if a document which does not accept the inclination correction is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120154876 - Image sensor unit and image reader: An illumination device includes a light guide made of plastic, and a light source including a light emitting element whose dominant wavelength is a light emission wavelength in an infrared region, and identifies a banknote. White reference plates are provided at positions that are at opposite ends of a rod... Agent: Canon Components, Inc.

20120154877 - Image sensor unit and image reading apparartus using the same: An image sensor unit includes: a light source including a light emitting element on a light emitting surface; a light guide that causes light from the light source to be incident on a light incident surface facing to the light emitting surface, ejects the light from a light ejecting surface... Agent: Canon Components, Inc.

20120154878 - Image scanning apparatus and circuit board in image scanning apparatus: An image scanning apparatus includes an illuminator to radiate light on an original image; an image sensor to scan image information of the original image from the light reflected from the original image, an image processor to perform image processing with respect to a signal scanned by the image sensor,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120154879 - Document reader: Generation of shading correction data is started before an instruction to start reading of the document is input in a case in which time to generate shading correction data corresponding to a document reading mode is longer than time since the instruction to start reading of the document is received... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

  
06/14/2012 > 56 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. invention type

20120147388 - Creasing device and image forming system: A creasing device, that forms a crease on a sheet, includes: a first member, extending in a direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction, on which a convex blade is formed; a second member on which a groove-like concave blade is formed such that the convex blade can be fitted... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120147387 - Predicting the times of future events in a multi-threaded rip: Disclosed is a method (2500) of determining, for a rendering job (2402) comprising one or more page building jobs, a start time for a print engine (195) to print the rendering job (2402), the method including determining (2502) for the rendering job a current start time for printing based on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147408 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a reading mechanism having an original placement portion on which an original document is placed for reading an image; a recording mechanism having a medium supply tray on which a recording medium is set, the recording mechanism being disposed in such a manner that a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147406 - Image forming apparatus and image data processing method: A user is enabled to make different selection as to whether or not to include a blank page for each data processing. A storage portion stores setting information indicating whether or not to perform data processing of image data with a blank page excluded for each data processing, and a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147403 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method: If pixel segment insertion/extraction control by random number control which is uniform irrespective of a type of image data is performed, in the case of a character or diagram, main scanning positions where the pixel-segment insertion/extraction is executed become discontinuous in a sub-scanning direction, and image quality deteriorates. To solve... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147405 - Image forming apparatus, information processing system, information processing method and recording medium: An image forming apparatus including a first memory unit configured to store screen transition information in which a screen transition of applications is described in a hierarchical structure; a second memory unit configured to store conditional information in which UIs for previous screens and posterior screens are associated for each... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120147409 - Method of controlling user inforamtion and information processing apparatus: A method of controlling user information for an information processing apparatus includes the steps of a process of an application program requesting user information controlling unit to obtain an item of said user information, and said user information controlling unit providing the obtained item of said user information to said... Agent:

20120147401 - Multi-function image forming apparatus: A method of recording workflows for a multi-function image forming apparatus such as a multi-function printer including receiving a selection of an operation. The operation is at least one of a printing, a faxing, a scanning, and a copying operation performed by a multi-function image forming apparatus. The method further... Agent: Dell Products L.p.

20120147407 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus comprises a movement unit which moves a carriage incorporating a print head along a carriage shaft arranged in a main scanning direction, and a conveyance unit which conveys a printing medium in a sub-scanning direction perpendicular to the main scanning direction. The printing apparatus stores image data.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147404 - Printing control apparatus, printing apparatus, and computer program product: A printing control apparatus includes a print commanding unit that sends a notice of printing data and printing start command to a printing unit on sheets supplied from a normal tray or a bypass tray. The print commanding unit includes a condition determining unit that determines whether a sheet supplying... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120147402 - User identification for scanning apparatus: A scanning apparatus includes a transparent platen on which an item can be placed for scanning; a light source configured to emit light through the transparent platen to reflect off the item; a photosensor array that is movable to receive light reflected from successive portions of the item and convert... Agent:

20120147412 - Image forming apparatus, authorization apparatus, image forming system: An image forming apparatus transmits to an authorization apparatus, in executing a job, condition information related to a process to be performed to a 1st page of the job, to obtain a processable number of sheets. When the condition information changes while the job is being executed, the image forming... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147411 - Image forming apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes a function validity information storing unit that stores function validity information including identification information of functions and configurations of the functions that are available or valid in the image forming apparatus; a receiving unit that receives identification information of requested functions to be executed on... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120147410 - Method of identifying user of scanning apparatus: A method of operating a scanning apparatus including a transparent platen, a memory, a lid to cover the transparent platen, and a door in the lid, the method includes exposing a portion of the transparent platen through the door in the lid; placing a user identifier into the door in... Agent:

20120147413 - System and method for producing and inspecting prints having static and variable contents: A system for producing and inspecting prints having static and variable contents includes a printing unit, an inspection unit, and a computation unit. The computation unit integrates print-specific information having static and variable contents in the form of print parameters and inspection parameters into a common JobTicket and routes the... Agent: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag

20120147425 - Apparatus and method for restricting file operations: An information processing apparatus determines whether a particular operation on a first file, for example, is restricted or not. The information processing apparatus also restricts the particular operation on a second file related to the first file if the particular operation on the first file is restricted.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147418 - Data communication apparatus and method of controlling the same: In a data communication apparatus which communicates with another data communication apparatus via a network, and a method of controlling the same, an address book in which a plurality of addresses used to send data are registered is published to other data communication apparatus via the network, and in a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147424 - Image forming apparatus and method: To convert N-valued input image data to output image data, where N is an integer equal to or greater than two, a concentration value is determined for each pixel in a set of pixels including a pixel of interest and its neighboring pixels. Ranks are assigned to each of these... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20120147422 - Information processing device, image output system, and image output assisting device for image output system: An information processing device includes: a data generating section for generating compatible format data of data that is generated on the basis of an application program; a searching section for searching, when the data generating section is instructed to generate the compatible format data, for at least one image output... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147419 - Information processing system: An information processing system includes information processing devices and an accumulation device. Each information processing device includes a facsimile number acquisition unit that acquires a facsimile number registered in another information processing device; a number requesting unit that requests the accumulation device for a number corresponding to the facsimile number,... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120147417 - Method and arrangement for use of shared resources in a network: A method for controlling and monitoring, from a server, transfers of jobs from clients connected in the network to shared resources connected in the network.... Agent:

20120147420 - Mobile printing system using a device management server: A mobile printing system includes a cloud server apparatus, a mobile terminal device, a device management server apparatus, a print-control device, and an image forming apparatus. The cloud server apparatus stores a document data file. The mobile terminal device includes a wireless communication interface, and a short-range communication interface of... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120147416 - Multi-layered printer driver model: Embodiments of the invention provide a layered printer driver model in which, at the “bottom layer,” a rendering component provides rendering functionality to format information constituting a print job initiated according to a page description language that a printer device is designed to process, and one or more other components... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120147414 - Multisource, adaptive printer configuration: Some embodiments of the invention provide techniques whereby a printer driver may be modified and supplemented over time. For example, a framework may be provided which enables a printer driver's functionality to be supplemented over time to include new and/or enhanced features, such as features relating to the manner in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120147421 - Print system, printing apparatus, and computer program product: In a print system, print data and print setting information are transmitted from a terminal to a printing apparatus via an email, and the printing apparatus performs a printing process of the print data based on the print setting information. The printing apparatus includes: a first receiving unit that receives... Agent:

20120147415 - Printer driver and application decoupling using event centric registration model: Some embodiments of the invention provide a printer user interface (UI) component configured to handle presentation of information to a user during printing operations. The printer UI component may de-couple the rendering and configuration functionality provided by a printer driver from the presentation of information to end users, thereby reducing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120147423 - Printing device, printing system, control method, and computer-readable storage medium for control program: A printing device is provided which prints a document, to be passed to one or more recipients, in an output format according to a personal preference of each of the recipients. The printing device includes a receiving portion configured to accept a print job indicating the document and the recipients;... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120147426 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of merging a plurality of print documents having a hierarchical structure including layers to which metadata are attached. To achieve this capability, the information processing apparatus receives from a user an instruction for merging the plurality of print documents, changes the plurality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147389 - Calibration for maintaining quality of image: An image forming apparatus performs calibration to maintain a quality of an image by using a specific type of printing medium. A request unit requests a server apparatus for conversion setting information for converting a luminance value required to perform the calibration into a density value by using a printing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147398 - Color erasing apparatus and control method of the color erasing apparatus: A color erasing apparatus includes a conveyance member to convey a sheet on which an image is formed of a color erasable coloring material, a color erasing part to erase a color of the coloring material of the image formed on the sheet conveyed by the conveyance member, a control... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120147392 - Color processing apparatus, color processing method and storage medium: There is provided a color processing apparatus comprising: a calculation unit configured to calculate, for each of a plurality of light sources, a first colorimetric value that is obtained by measuring a color having a spectral reflectance indicated by spectral reflectance information under the light source; a mapping unit configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147390 - Digital printing control using a spectrophotometer: What is disclosed is a novel system and method for xerographic Dmax control based upon measurements made on the printed paper using an inline spectrophotometer (ILS) or similar device. The disclosed method is based upon directly measuring the color to actuator sensitivity. Each of the separations is controlled independently using... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120147397 - Image checking device, printing system, image checking method, and computer program product.: An image checking device checks a printed image printed out on a printing medium. The image checking device includes a data acquiring unit that acquires checking-image data, original reference image data input to an image forming device, and, from an attribute-information storage unit of the image forming device, attribute information... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120147395 - Image forming apparatus: A sheet interval, serving as the distance between conveyed recording materials, is properly controlled based on a kind of a recording material and any one of a printing ratio, an adhesion amount of toner, and the presence or absence of graphic data, thus allowing printing at throughput suitable for, for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147396 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer program product: An image forming apparatus includes a printer engine, a storage unit, a print data interpreting unit, and a print control unit. The print data interpreting unit interprets print data and identifies both a first job type and a second job type. The first job type specifies any one of a... Agent:

20120147400 - Image process system, image process method and image process program: An image process system applies a specific process to image data inputted via an input device and outputs the image data, to which the specific process has been applied, to an output device. The system includes: an input information acquisition portion that acquires information about the input device through which... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120147393 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium storing program thereof: Each pixel value which forms image data is converted into color material amount data using a color component-specific color material amount conversion LUT generated using information indicating that the amount of a color material consumed for the same density value varies in each individual color component. The sum of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147394 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium: An apparatus comprises: a first conversion unit configured to convert a first signal value serving as an output signal of each of a plurality of color materials into a value indicating an amount of each of the plurality of color materials; a control unit configured to control the value indicating... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147391 - Method for dynamic optimization of refinement patches for color printer characterization: A method generates a set of color patches that can be used to characterize a color printer. An accurate reference printer model is selected. A base set of calibration patches is printed and measured. The measurements are used to generate a model that can be used to predict the color... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120147399 - Printing control apparatus and printing control method: The invention provides a printing control apparatus having a function for performing preview displaying prior to printing document data outputted by an application program. The apparatus comprises: a generator for generating a preview image based on the document data in accordance with a print setting; and a preview display controller... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147427 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, terminal device, gradation characteristic measuring method, computer readable medium storing program and gradation characteristic measurement sheet: A terminal device includes: a colorimetry unit that performs colorimetry on color values of respective measurement regions on a gradation characteristic measurement sheet where the plural measurement regions are formed in different densities; and a determination unit that determines identification information to identify the gradation characteristic measurement sheet based on... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120147429 - Watermark encoding via pixel spacing modulation: Provided are methods, apparatus and systems related to watermark encoding via pixel spacing modulation. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method modulates the pixel spacing associated with an image to encode a watermark.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120147428 - Printing methods and apparatus: A method of generating a printable image from a base image includes identifying parameters of a printer on which the printable image is to be printed, and creating a bit map image from a plurality of sub-cells, the identified parameters, and the base image.... Agent:

20120147431 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method therefor: An image forming apparatus detects an edge in image data and performs density correction so as to reduce the density of the detected edge. The apparatus then performs screen processing on the image data including the edge that has undergone the density correction, and performs smoothing processing on the edge... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147430 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus comprises a first screen processing unit which applies screen processing to image data using a first threshold matrix; a second screen processing unit which applies screen processing to the image data using a second threshold matrix different from the first threshold matrix; an edge detection unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147432 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing program, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit, a determination unit, a setting unit, and a processing unit to perform an image edge intensifying processing. The obtaining unit obtains image data by reading a document. The determination unit determines an image edge direction. The setting unit sets an edge intensifying... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147434 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and memory medium: An object of the present invention is to solve dissatisfaction of the user who cannot take out the source data in a case where a code image in the original can not be decoded. In order to accomplish the above object, the invention provides an image processing apparatus comprising code... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147433 - Providing information through interaction with a printed page: A method for providing information is disclosed. Page descriptors are stored in a server. A printed page is printed by a printer with visible and invisible data. The invisible data is indicative of one or more of the page descriptors. A sensing device senses the invisible data when placed in... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd.

20120147435 - Retard feeder: A method for providing increased performance in fully active retard feeders includes driving a feed roll and retard roll pair of a reprographic apparatus backwards periodically at the start of the machine or during idle periods to compensate for contamination buildup and/or roll “set” when left in position overnight.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120147436 - Image processing apparatus that prevents erroneous transmission, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus capable of preventing erroneous transmission due to a change in destination information in a shared address book. A CPU acquires destination information including at least an identifier and a destination, and a destination of the image data is designated from the acquired destination information. Information on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147437 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: To detect an image region to be an object of thinning processing appropriately and through the use of simple processing. An image processing apparatus detects a line region being a region sandwiched by white pixel regions and consisting only of a non-white pixel region, and detects a thinning candidate region... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120147438 - Image processing device and image processing system: An image processing device includes an image scanning part that scans an image on a document and generates image data based on the image, an input part that accepts an input designation of a division number into which the image data generated by the image scanning part is divided, and... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20120147439 - Image reading apparatus, control method thereof, and recording medium: A scanner unit includes, a CIS module having a light source unit, and a CIS which receives reflected light which is emitted in the light source unit; a carriage motor which is provided in the vicinity of the CIS module, and operates along with heat when reading out using the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120147440 - Apparatus and method of image processing, and recording medium storing image processing control program: As described above, the image processing apparatus scans an original document into scanned image data, and converts the scanned image data into converted image data having a data format that is suitable for a first process requested by a first processing request. In prior to receiving a subsequent processing request... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120147441 - Duplex scanning apparatus with elastic pressing member disposed between two scan positions: A duplex scanning apparatus includes a passageway, a first optical module, a second optical module, a transporting mechanism and an elastic pressing member. The first optical module is disposed on one side of the passageway. The second optical module is disposed on the other side of the passageway. The transporting... Agent:

20120147442 - Image sensor unit and image reading apparartus: A configuration is adopted in which an image sensor unit includes: a sensor substrate on which a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements are mounted; a light source that includes light-emitting elements and is for illuminating a document; a light guide that guides light from the light source from one end... Agent: Canon Components, Inc.

  
06/07/2012 > 51 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. invention type

20120140254 - Lateral shift correcting apparatus, image forming apparatus, and recording medium conveying method: An image forming apparatus includes: a recording medium conveying mechanism configured to convey a recording medium; a registration roller configured to correct the direction of the recording medium; a first sensor set upstream in a recording medium conveying direction of the registration roller; an image forming section configured to form... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120140258 - Apparatus for dealing with a code and a control method of the apparatus: One aspect of the present invention relates to copying a paper document including no information in the original user information area and also no information in the latest user information area. Another aspect of the present invention relates to copying document including no information in the original user information area... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140255 - Application launcher apparatus: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for managing application functionalities of a multi-function apparatus.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120140256 - Control device, computer readable medium, and image forming device: A control device includes a device state changing unit, a communication unit, a communication unit, a storage unit, a storage unit state changing unit, and a reducing unit. The device state changing unit changes a state of the control device between a power saving state and a normal state. The... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120140257 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, printing system, image forming method, image forming program, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus capable of performing excellent image formation with a reduced amount of data transfer. The image forming apparatus has a plurality of image processing functions. The image forming apparatus is connectable to an external apparatus having a plurality of image processing functions. The image forming apparatus transmits... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140260 - Method for composing a reflectivity histogram and reprographic apparatus using this method: A method for composing a global histogram of the values of the pixels of a hardcopy original includes a division of a detection area, which may be larger than the original, in stripes. For each of the stripes, a local histogram is made, which is added to a candidate histogram.... Agent: Oce-technologies B.v.

20120140259 - Print data generation device, print data generation method and medium: Disclosed is a print data generation device comprising: a storage unit including: a region in which there are temporarily stored data in an intermediate language format between data in a page description language format and print data, and the print data to be generated based on the data in the... Agent:

20120140264 - Approach for implementing locked printing with unlock via a user input device: An approach is provided for implementing locked printing on a printing device with unlock via a keypad attached to the printing device via an interface. A user may specify for printing print jobs stored at a printing device using a keypad device to enter a job ID associated with a... Agent:

20120140262 - Image forming system, prognosis criterion setting apparatus, prognosis apparatus, image forming apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium: An image forming system includes first and second generation units, a setting unit, and a prognosis unit. For a monitoring item whose detection values, being detected during an image forming operation in an image forming apparatus in which a trouble occurred within a predetermined time period after an operating condition... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120140263 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, control methods thereof and programs: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus and an image processing system that prevent an operation contrary to an operator's intention from occurring due to conflict between instructions from a plurality of input devices, and control methods thereof. To accomplish this, the image processing apparatus of the present invention... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140261 - Method and system for providing print governance interaction for remote rendering applications: A method, system and computer-usable medium for providing print governance interaction with respect to a remote rendering application via an EIP workflow. A rendering job in association with address information of a desired rendering device can be transmitted from a mobile communications device to a mobile print server via a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120140285 - Cloud printer with a common user print experience: One embodiment is a portable electronic device that prints a document to a printer. A common user print experience is displayed regardless of a type of operating system installed on the portable electronic device.... Agent:

20120140278 - Document information display control device, document information display method, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: A document information display control device is provided which displays, on a display, information on a document having a plurality of pages. The device includes a detector configured to detect an entire state and an individual state that are probably found in a first case where a printer obtains a... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120140280 - Electronically transmitted document delivery through interaction with printed document: A system for delivering an electronic document is disclosed. The system has a printer for printing on a substrate user information indicative of a send instruction which is visible to a user and coded tags invisible to the user. A sensing device senses the coded tags when the sensing device... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120140277 - Image forming apparatus and processing control method: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes: a user interface configured to display, if an external storage is connected to the image forming apparatus, as a list, file information for specifying data files stored in the external storage and display a screen including printing options for all data... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120140266 - Image forming apparatus, computer readable medium, and image forming system: An image forming apparatus includes an external storage device insertion detecting section that detects that an external storage device is inserted. The image forming apparatus further includes an identification information generating section that generates identification information to identify the corresponding image information from the image information generated page by page... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120140273 - Image forming apparatus, image processing system, and image processing method: An image forming apparatus connected to a plural servers and includes a storage part including a log data storage area and configured to store log data into the log data storage area being divided into a first area capable of retaining a first predetermined number of log data items and... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120140284 - Image forming apparatus, method of controlling the same and image display apparatus: An image forming apparatus removably having an operation panel having a display unit, an imaging unit and a wireless communication unit communicable with the image forming apparatus. In a status where the operation panel is not mounted on the image forming apparatus, an image indicating an operation method is combined... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140271 - Image forming system and image forming apparatus: An image forming system including plural image forming apparatuses, being tandemly-arranged, and forming an image while assigning an area of a recording sheet, wherein each individual image forming apparatus including a display section which is configured to display various information and a control section which is configured to detect connecting... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120140279 - Image processing devices and image processing processes: An image processing device that transmits print image data to an image forming portion to form a target image on at least one recording medium, includes a processor and a non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the image processing device to perform steps... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140276 - Image processing system, image processing method, image processing server, and recording medium: A plurality of image processing servers in charge of a first-order service individually transmit their server selection information to a plurality of image processing servers in charge of a second-order service, and those in charge of the second-order service individually select one of those in charge of the first-order service... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120140270 - Information processing apparatus, apparatus management system, and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit, a determining unit, and a merging unit. The storing unit stores control data including apparatus identifiers identifying communication apparatuses and requested information identifiers identifying information items specified in information acquisition requests for the communication apparatuses. The determining unit determines whether a specified... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120140268 - Information processing apparatus, control method thereof, and program: An information processing apparatus which causes a printing apparatus to print an image to which information is added, includes a causing unit for causing, when a setting is specified for adding information to an image and the information cannot be acquired from a router, the printing apparatus not to print... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140269 - Information processing device, information processing method, and recording medium: An information processing device including: a generation unit that generates a first drawing page on which print data created by an application is drawn and a second drawing page on which drawing data designated to be added onto the print data is drawn; a transmitting unit that sends the second... Agent:

20120140274 - Job control apparatus: In a case where post-process work instructions are output for respective jobs, the number of work instructions to be managed by a worker increases, resulting in a work efficiency drop. Hence, a job control apparatus of this invention groups jobs having identical post-processes, and integrates post-processes having common settings based... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140283 - Method and apparatus for connecting image forming apparatus with multiple host devices: A method and an apparatus for connecting an image forming apparatus with multiple host devices. The method includes: displaying a user interface in which the image forming apparatus and the host devices are arranged; setting an area in the user interface in which the host devices are to be connected... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120140265 - Method and system for scheduled delivery of content: In one embodiment, source content is obtained from a computing system. A request is received, the request for scheduled automatic delivery, without user intervention, of subscribed-for content to a web-enabled printer. The subscribed-for content comprises at least a portion of the source content. A protocol for printing of the subscribed-for... Agent:

20120140281 - Network communication apparatus, method and program: The present invention filters packets and reduces traffic when communication is performed with a device on a network utilizing the IPv6 protocol. To achieve this, a printer driver operating in a personal computer correlates and stores the name of the communicating party and an address for which communication actually succeeded... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140282 - Printing control system: A print system in which a printer and a client personal computer are connected to a network. The printer may include a storage unit configured to store a residual quantity information of sheets of paper in a paper feed cassette, a communication unit configured to transmit the residual quantity information... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120140272 - Printing system, image forming apparatus, and method: An image forming apparatus configured to display a list data corresponding to a user, acquire information indicating an impact on the environment if the data included in the list is printed using one or a plurality of usable print settings, present the impact on the environment when the print settings... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140275 - Scan management system, scan management apparatus, controlling method of scan management system, and recording medium: Scan information which is to be used to generate a scan ticket for instructing a scan of a paper document and includes position information of a portable terminal is transmitted to a scan ticket server, the scan ticket is generated from the received scan information by the scan ticket server,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140267 - Scanning apparatus, mobile apparatus, and scan job performing method thereof: Disclosed are a scanning apparatus, a mobile apparatus, and a scan job performing method thereof. The scan job performing method includes discovering at least one mobile apparatus supporting the scan-to-mobile function by using multicasting by the scanning apparatus, receiving information on at least one discovered mobile apparatus, setting a connection... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20120140286 - Data transmission apparatus, printer, information processing apparatus, and control method therefor: To reduce power consumption, a data transmission apparatus comprises: a memory; a timing instruction unit which indicates a start timing of outputting data from the memory; a first interface which outputs data stored in the memory according to the timing instruction unit; a second interface which transfers the data from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140287 - Printing apparatus, data storage method, and program: A printing apparatus having a reprint function includes a determination unit to determine whether newly input print data are able to be stored in an empty area of a data storage area, a selection unit to, if the determination unit determines that the newly input print data are not able... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140288 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and storage medium: A printing apparatus includes an interface unit configured to connect a portable memory storing print data including a print ticket, and a processing unit configured to set print setting information, wherein the processing unit is further configured to print, if the print ticket is prioritized when printing the print data,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140248 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A correction in less than one pixel raises an issue of generation of image defect such as density unevenness caused by a destruction of a screen pattern that generates a cycle of image data. To solve this issue, an image processing apparatus includes a correction unit configured to perform a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140250 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus configured to execute variable magnification processing on an image includes a position determination unit configured to serially determine pixel insertion or removal positions in the image in a direction perpendicular to a direction of the variable magnification processing, and an insertion or removal processing unit configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140249 - Information processing device, information processing method, and computer program product: An information processing device includes a first generating unit that generates a first command for instructing to paint out a character string; a first transmitting unit that transmits the first command to a printer driver; a second generating unit that, when receiving the first command, generates a second command for... Agent:

20120140252 - Guilloche mark generation: A method and system for creating guilloché base pattern with two-dimensional periodicity in a plurality of replicate patterns is shown wherein the creating can be assessed in real-time for pattern acceptability by a user. A base pattern is set on an imaging device in vector space relative to a set... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120140253 - Image forming apparatus to set optimal print options for test prints of primitive images and method thereof: An image forming apparatus and a method of forming an image in an image forming apparatus are proceed. The image forming apparatus, comprising: an image data processing part to create a plurality of test images using a primitive image, an image print part to print the created plurality of test... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120140251 - Method and apparatus for reading and replacing control and/or identification data in a print image to support document tracking, flow control, and security: According to aspects of the embodiments, there is provided methods of decomposing and modifying a bitmap image before it is rendered by an output device. Segments of a print image are determined by an aptly programmed processor. In a bitmap driver process, dimensions and location of an area on each... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120140289 - In line color monitoring system: A device and method for use with an image recording device. The device having a background target and a first surface including the background target recessed therein. The device further including a substrate stabilizer configured to move a substrate having an image printed therein in closer proximity to the background... Agent:

20120140290 - Method of creating non-patterned security elements: Described herein is a method to encode infrared (IR) security watermarks using a named color dictionary within a PDL in a device independent manner. A set of colors is chosen that lies within the common gamut of printing devices and then defined in a device-independent color space. For each color... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120140291 - System and method of printing micro-pictures for anti-counterfeiting and copy protection: An image forming apparatus includes an image reader unit to scan a page to be printed, a security mark acquisition unit at least one security mark, an image process unit to perform image blending by applying parameters preset in the scanned page to be printed and the security mark, a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120140292 - Identification and/or authentication of articles by means of their surface properties: The subject matter of the present invention is a method for identifying and/or authenticating objects with the aid of their surface nature. A further subject matter of the present invention is a sensor for scanning a surface.... Agent: Bayer Technology Services Gmbh

20120140294 - Contact image sensor and image reader: An image reader includes a casing, a contact glass plate, a contact image sensor, and a sliding mechanism; wherein the contact image sensor has a housing, a light source attached to the housing so as to face the contact glass plate, a plurality of light receiving elements attached to the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120140293 - Driving apparatus: To rotate a transport motor and to stop a carriage motor at an ADF reading angle, a control unit outputs a first and a second signal to a first and a second D/A converter, and a power on/off signal to an A-phase driver circuit for the carriage motor. The D/A... Agent: Seiko Epson Coprporation

20120140295 - Processing apparatus capable of switching operation mode and computer readable device: A processing apparatus includes a photosensor, a processing unit and a control unit. The control unit detects a light receiving signal output from the photosensor during a first light emission period and obtains a first detection result, and makes first determination based on the first detection result by determining whether... Agent:

20120140296 - Image reader, light guide used for the same, and method of making light guide: An elongate light guide includes a light incident portion provided at an end in the longitudinal direction of the guide, a light reflecting portion extending in the longitudinal direction, a light emitting portion extending in the longitudinal direction for emitting linear light, and a scatterer for scattering the light entering... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.

20120140297 - Automatic recognition of document scan error: A method/apparatus receives a user selection of a predetermined standard for scanning sheets of media through a user interface and optically detects marks on the sheets of media using a scanning device to produce electronic images of the sheets of media. The method/apparatus automatically determines if the electronic images comply... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120140298 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image reader that covers an image recorded material placed on a reading surface with an openable cover plate so as to press thereof and optically reads an image of the image recorded material, an image output unit that forms an image on a recording... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

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