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Facsimile and static presentation processing July category listing 07/12

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07/26/2012 > 57 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. category listing

20120188571 - Control apparatus, control method for control apparatus, and storage medium: A control method for a control apparatus includes obtaining an amount of a recording material applied on a first area of a sheet and an amount of a recording material applied on a second area of the sheet on the basis of image data recorded on the sheet stacked on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188578 - Data processing device: To provide a technology enabling a terminal device to use various functions provided in a data processing device without the use of a device driver. A multifunction device executes a process for implementing a function indicated by instruction data when such instruction data is stored in a shared area of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188579 - Image processing apparatus, computer program product, and preview image displaying method: The image data processing apparatus includes a storage unit to store image data having a process setting. The image data processing apparatus includes a selection screen display unit to display the one or more image data stored in the storage unit and to display a selection screen to select whether... Agent:

20120188573 - Mechanism for generating index separator pages: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes a storage device and a print job manager that stores received print jobs in the storage device and facilitates the printing of multiple selected print jobs as a batch of print jobs. The print job manager includes a page generator to... Agent:

20120188577 - Memory management during simplex and duplex printing with an image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a rendering processing unit for generating rendering data by sequentially performing a rendering process on units of printing data corresponding to a job and storing the rendering data in a first area, an image processing unit for generating image data by sequentially performing an image... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120188576 - Recording method and recording apparatus: P (fifteen) recording heads are arranged in two columns in a zigzag pattern in a recording unit. The P recording heads are divided into N (two) groups in the sub-scanning direction (up-down direction in the figure). The N (two) controllers respectively control the recording heads pertaining to corresponding groups. Therefore,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120188572 - Systems and methods for updating a user interface for a printing device: Systems and methods for updating a user interface that indicates printing capabilities for a printing device by reading one or more first printing capabilities from first printing capabilities data, generating a user interface including a plurality of interface elements, wherein one or more interface elements of the plurality of interface... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188574 - Systems and methods for updating a user interface for a printing device: Systems and methods for updating a user interface that indicates printing capabilities for a printing device read one or more first printing capabilities from first printing capabilities data, generate a user interface that includes a plurality of interface elements, read one or more second printing capabilities from second printing capabilities... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188575 - Systems and methods for updating printing device capabilities: Systems and methods that generate initial printing device capabilities data including one or more initial printing device capabilities based on the initial print ticket markup language data, receive second print ticket markup language data, generate updated printing device capabilities data including one or more updated printing device capabilities based on... Agent:

20120188581 - Apparatus for managing output of encoded image-added document, control method thereof, and storage medium: In a digital multifunction peripheral having a function of preventing unauthorized duplication, a situation is prevented in which a document to which encoded images having contradictory contents are added is created. An apparatus having a control unit configured to perform detection processing of an encoded image for a document image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188582 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In order to vary a threshold value for performing an error diffusion process depending on a pixel position, a threshold value matrix configured to have pluralities of rows and columns is prepared. In this case, pieces of data in the threshold value matrix are arrayed such that average values in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188580 - Insertion of printer operator instructions onto separator pages in a print shop environment: Systems and methods are provided for notifying operators of tasks to perform on printers by inserting operator instructions onto separator pages that are placed between print jobs. One embodiment is a print server that includes a control system and a page generator. The control system is operable to identify a... Agent:

20120188583 - Method and system for printing: According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a system for printing from a first network to a printer connected to a second network comprising a first server on the first network for receiving a print job, the print job including print code data and user identification... Agent:

20120188589 - Auto-positioning user interface based on user activity: A device including a selectively positionable user interface that automatically repositions based on a user action, such as an office machine equipped with a user interface that is configured to tilt from a first position to a second position when a document handler is moved from an open position exposing... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120188590 - Coordinated, distributed, reusable document component respository: A receiving subsystem receives a print job to be raster image processed. A job splitter divides the print job into print job chunks and distributes the print job chunks to at least two raster image processors. The raster image processors perform raster image processing on corresponding ones of the print... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120188597 - Data processing apparatus and method for controlling same: A data processing apparatus of this invention, which has a storage unit, includes a deletion unit that deletes user data stored in the storage unit. The data processing apparatus further includes a generation unit that generates status information indicating presence or absence of the user data in a storage area... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188607 - Delivery expert system, method and computer program product: An automated rule-based system for facilitating delivery of a fax document from a source to a destination over a network where an initial delivery attempt has been unsuccessful. Actions to be taken are based upon a time-variable set of input conditions which may be determined from one or more of... Agent:

20120188584 - Document imaging node with internal web server execution environment: An imaging node hosts a web server execution environment that exports document imaging services using server-side scripting. The web server execution environment receives Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests from a web browser and runs server-side scripts that resolve HTTP requests to native imaging services. A native imaging execution environment then... Agent:

20120188601 - Image forming apparatus, method of controlling image forming apparatus, and program for controlling image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus stores billing information depending on a formation and output of an image. The apparatus includes a page information acquiring unit that acquires page information written in PDL, a page information analysis unit that analyzes the page information and outputs a drawing command for performing the formation... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120188599 - Image forming system, print data management device, and method of controlling print data management device: An image forming system includes: an information processing apparatus; a print data management device; and an image forming apparatus communicably connected each other. The print data management device includes a print data managing unit that manages and stores the print data transmitted from the information processing apparatus, a request print... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120188598 - Information processing apparatus, control method, and computer-readable medium: An information processing apparatus which communicates with a printer, comprises a print command generation unit configured to convert print data into a print command interpretable by the printer; a status command generation unit configured to generate a status command representing a generation status of the print command by the print... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188604 - Information processor and information processing method: An information processor is provided, for preventing an illegal operation from being caused by configuration information set in the information processor being updated, even if the information processor receives configuration information from outside during execution of a job. The information processor makes it possible to know and externally confirm that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188586 - Input tray designation for separator pages in a print shop environment: Systems and methods are provided that allow for printing of separator pages from designated input trays on printers of a print shop. One embodiment is a print server that receives an incoming print job directed to a printer, and identifies an input tray of the printer that has been designated... Agent:

20120188596 - Job based calibration, calibration guard, and profile advisor: A method and apparatus for launching a calibrator process by which the user is guided through the process of calibrating the conditions used by a particular print job is provided. Techniques are provided which calculate which print conditions will be used by the particular print job, which guarantees that the... Agent:

20120188593 - Method and apparatus for storing increment values without using an increment counter: Electronic systems, such as printing systems, often use components that have integral memory. The integral memory can be used to store information about the component. In some printing systems this memory includes a portion that stores a value indicative of an amount of a consumable that has been used. Some... Agent: Static Control Components, Inc.

20120188588 - Modification of post-print instructions for documents of print jobs already within an adf system: Systems and methods for modification of post-print instructions. The system includes a data center and a post-printing system. The data center is operable to receive a first print job that includes a plurality of documents and a first post-print instruction defining how the documents are processed after printing. The data... Agent:

20120188606 - Network system, network setup method, and program and storage medium therefor: A network system and network system setting method including a control apparatus connected to a network and an image processing apparatus connected to the control apparatus so as to access the network, where when setup information for the image processing apparatus is transmitted to another image processing apparatus, setup information... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188605 - Print control apparatus, print control system and print apparatus: A print control apparatus in which a plurality of print apparatuses having a hold print function are caused to hold print data, and the print data of other print apparatuses other than a print apparatus print-instructed by a user is deleted, is provided. A print server is connected to the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188600 - Print control server, print controlling method, and print control program: A print control server includes a print request receiving section which receives an e-mail to an e-mail address assigned to a specific printer as a print request; an induction section which transmits identification information related to the print request to a source of the print request by an e-mail; a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120188594 - Print job management mechanism: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes a storage device and a print job manager to store received print jobs in the storage device, select one or more of the stored print jobs upon detecting an occurrence of a condition that matches one or more pre-defined criteria and... Agent:

20120188587 - Print queue management in a print shop environment: Systems and methods for print queue management are provided. The system performs a queue management process to identify a print job loaded in a first queue for a first printer, and to estimate a first time to print the print job on the first printer from the first queue. The... Agent:

20120188595 - Print specification conversion: A method for print specification conversion performed by a print specification conversion system includes, with the print specification conversion system, receiving an electronic document, the electronic document comprising a first print specification, and with the print specification conversion system, converting the first print specification into a second print specification using... Agent:

20120188603 - Printing system with multiple data bus segments: In a printing system or method, two printing units apply printing ink onto a recording material, each printing unit having multiple apparatuses with a respective microprocessor controller. The microprocessor controllers are connected with one another via a respective data bus segment and each data bus segment has multiple data lines.... Agent:

20120188602 - Printing system, control method of the same, print server, control method of the print server, and storage medium: A print server includes a registration unit configured to register a virtual printer according to a printer registration request received from a information processing apparatus, a storage unit configured to store printer information about the virtual printer registered by the registration unit, and a notification unit configured to notify the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188592 - System and method for filtering non-actionable alerts in a managed print service: Methods and systems of filtering non-actionable alerts are disclosed. A processing device receives an alert from a printing device and determines a page count for the printing device. The processing device compares the page count with at least one threshold value associated with the alert and the printing device. In... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120188591 - System and method of modeling customer demand in a print production environment: A method of determining one or more performance metrics associated with a print shop may include identifying one or more historical print jobs from a historical print job database. Each historical print job may include a historical print job type and historical job content information. The method may include generating,... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120188585 - Systems and methods for updating printing device capabilities: Systems and methods that generate initial printing device capabilities data including one or more initial printing device capabilities based on the initial print ticket markup language data, receive second print ticket markup language data, generate updated printing device capabilities data including one or more updated printing device capabilities based on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188608 - Print processing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium storing print processing program: A print processing apparatus includes a margin reduction processing unit that saves printed papers by changing the positions of objects such as texts or drawings configuring document data in a predetermined layout direction. The margin detection unit specifies the distances of the margin portions between objects adjacent in the layout... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188561 - Image processing apparatus correcting print data: In an image processing apparatus, the generating unit generates print data indicating whether a dot having one of a plurality of sizes is formed or not, by performing a halftone process on original image data. The correcting unit generates corrected print data by correcting the print data. The dividing unit... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188562 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: Provided is an image processing apparatus and image processing method that are capable of outputting an image wherein seam lines caused by sudden conveyance error are difficult to notice even for a small number of multi passes printing. In order to achieve this, the number of dots that are printed... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188563 - Storage medium having printing program stored therein and printing apparatus: A printing program can be executed by a processing apparatus connected to a printing apparatus including a recording head transfer section for reciprocating, in a main scanning direction, a recording head for discharging ink, and a recording medium transfer section for moving the recording medium in a sub-scanning direction. The... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188564 - Recording method and recording apparatus: P recording heads are arranged a recording unit. The P recording heads are divided into N (groups in the sub-scanning direction. The N controllers respectively control the recording heads pertaining to corresponding groups. When it is determined that variable data straddles a boundary (M/S boundary line) of recording regions (a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120188567 - Method and image-processing apparatus for presetting output layout and merging images: A method for merging images comprises the following steps: displaying representative images of a first form image and a first ID image; according to a user input determining a position value of the first ID image relative to the first form image and storing the position value; and according to... Agent:

20120188569 - Method of creating a printable raster image file: A method of creating a printable raster image file from a PDL file, including interpreting the PDL file, thereby to create a display list; and applying raster image processing to the display list, thereby to create the printable raster image file in four separation colours (C, M, Y, K), wherein... Agent: Oce-technologies B.v.

20120188565 - Method to align and apply geometric distortion and uniformity compensation data: As set forth herein, computer-implemented methods and systems facilitate detecting non-uniformities (e.g., streaks or other defects) in a scanned image, and correcting the non-uniformities while accounting for geometric distortion therein. For instance a scanned image may include a light streak (e.g., higher L* values than expected) down the page at... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120188568 - Printing apparatus and printing method: Disclosed is a printing apparatus that forms a color image and a background image on a medium by repeating a dot formation operation of causing ink to be discharged from a first nozzle array and a second nozzle array moving in a moving direction so as to form the color... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120188566 - Printing apparatus and processing method thereof: A printing apparatus comprising: a reception unit configured to receive print data; an image processing unit configured to execute rendering processing based on page data generated from the print data and rasterize the page data into image data; a storage unit configured to store the image data rasterized by the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188570 - User defined associations of colors to cartridges for color printers: A printer status interface controller displays an interface at a client system with a first color from among a plurality of colors associated with a first print cartridge position associated, from among a plurality of print cartridge positions of a printer. The printer status interface controller receives a user selection... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120188609 - Image processing apparatus performing error diffusion process: An image processor includes a color conversion unit that generates color converted image data by converting color data and an error diffusion process performing unit that generates print data by performing an error diffusion process on the color converted image data. The error diffusion process performs a first error diffusion... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188611 - Color screen sets: A method for designing a screen set for color halftoning includes selecting a screen set that includes at least two screens. The screens are applied to a uniform color image so as to form a set of corresponding colorant halftones. The colorant halftones are superposed to form a color halftone.... Agent:

20120188612 - Method of processing an image to clarify text in the image: An image file representing at least a portion of a printed document is processed to highlight the differences between foreground material (e.g., text or other characters) from background. The method includes selecting a neighborhood of pixels, determining a weighted average of an attribute values (e.g., luminance) for each pixel, and... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120188610 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus configured to convert input image data into halftone image data by halftone-processing the input image data includes a prediction unit configured to predict a density of a pixel of interest, which is achieved when the halftone image data is printed, based on a group of halftone-processed... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120188614 - laser scanning systems: The invention provides a method of reducing jitter error in a laser scanning system (1) adapted to produce a scanned image comprising a number of lines of an object (18). The method comprising the steps of providing a reference object (22) arranged such that the scanned image produced by the... Agent:

20120188613 - Image forming optical element, image forming optical array, and image reading device: An image forming optical element is provided, in which a first lens, a second lens, and a light guiding unit that leads the light input from the first lens, to the second lens, the light guiding unit has a curved shape of a first curve portion and a second curve... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120188615 - Image forming optical element, image forming optical array, and image reading device: An image forming optical element is provided, in which an incident unit having a first lens face to which a light beam output from an original document (object) is input, an output unit having a second lens face outputting the light beam, and a bent unit connecting the incident unit... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120188616 - Image reading device: An image reading device includes a light source; a light guiding member; an imaging optical system that reflects the light, which faces a first direction from the object, in a second direction intersecting the first direction by a reflective plane disposed in the first direction of the object, that makes... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120188617 - Automatic document feeder with continuous transparent platen: A scanning apparatus comprising a scan assembly including a photosensor array for receiving light reflected from successive portions of an item and for converting the reflected light into electrical signals; a transparent platen formed of a single continuous transparent member including: a first surface for supporting an item to be... Agent:

  
07/19/2012 > 27 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. category listing

20120182565 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a print instruction for printing a plurality of pages, a determination unit configured to determine whether a type of print paper designated by the print instruction is carbonless copy paper, and an assignment unit configured to assign to each... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182566 - Printing apparatus, method for controlling printing apparatus, and storage medium: When a user sets, through an operation unit, an inspection item of inspection processing which inspects a print state by reading image data by the image reading unit from a sheet output from a printer unit and conveyed by conveyance rollers, an inspection control unit of an inspection unit changes... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182569 - Apparatus and method for setting printing options using preview image: An apparatus and method are provided for setting a printing option using a preview image. Setting the printing option includes an image preview unit displaying a preview image corresponding to printing data and enabling the preview image to be manipulated for setting a printing setting, a control unit controlling printing... Agent:

20120182567 - Image forming apparatus and computer readable medium: An image forming apparatus includes the following elements. An apparatus body implements plural functions including an image reading function, an image forming function, and a display function in accordance with operations requested by a user. A controller controls first, second, and third power states. An obtaining unit obtains information concerning... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120182568 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer readable medium: An image forming apparatus includes the following elements. An apparatus body implements plural functions including an image reading function, an image forming function, and a display function. A controller controls first, second, and third power states. A first operation unit outputs a transition signal for shifting the states of the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120182570 - Methods and apparatus for providing access to content: Methods and apparatus are provided for providing access to content via messaging services, such as email, voicemail, instant messaging, text messaging, or other similar messaging services. A content server is provided that includes a user interface, a web server and a file. The web server includes a web page for... Agent:

20120182571 - Content-aware image quality defect detection in printed documents: A method has been developed for detecting defects in printed images. The method includes operating a printer to print a first printed image and a second image, where the second image is a duplicate of the first printed image. The method further includes generating image data that correspond to the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120182574 - Communication system, image forming apparatus, and communication method: A communication system is provided. In a communication system, when consumables mounted on an image forming apparatus main body are determined as greenhouse gas emission right-granted consumables by a computation unit, an image forming apparatus acquires contribution content information regarding greenhouse gas reduction corresponding to emission right allowance information recorded... Agent:

20120182578 - Data communication apparatus and method: A document transmission apparatus reduces troublesome labor of an operator when transmitting document data, inputted from a scanner or the like, by various transmission methods such as electronic mail, facsimile, remote printing and file transfer. An address book containing a receiver and a plurality of transmission methods for transmitting document... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182577 - Display control apparatus and control method thereof, and storage medium: A display control apparatus and a control method for controlling display of a display unit are provided. The display control apparatus detects an orientation of the display unit and controls a display of the display unit in accordance with the detected orientation of the display unit. The screen of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182576 - Image forming apparatus, display apparatus, greenhouse gas emission trading system and greenhouse gas emission trading method: A control unit displays on the display unit, when a device and a life cycle phase for which an acquisition equivalent and an actual equivalent are desired to be acquired are selected on a selected screen displayed on a display unit and a “SEND” icon is manipulated, the acquisition equivalent,... Agent:

20120182572 - Management system, management server, image forming apparatus, and management method: An image forming apparatus transmits, when a function which cooperates with a function providing apparatus is added, information on the added function to a management server, and changes a failure monitoring setting according to the returned monitoring condition. If a failure occurs, the image forming apparatus generates, if the failure... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182573 - Print support apparatus, printing system and print support program: Disclosed is a print support apparatus that makes it possible even for a client, who has no document creation/editing application program and no printer driver, to implement a printing operation easily and safely by employing the SaaS. The print support apparatus, which is to be installed in a user's inhouse... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120182579 - Printing apparatus and control method therefor: According to this invention, the date range can be intuitively designated by designating up, down, left, and right directions, and images stored in a storage medium can be easily restricted to images which may be subjected to printing. In order to restrict images stored in a memory card on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182575 - Scanning system, printing system, service providing system, and control method: A scanning system comprises a server, scanner, and terminal, the server including: a reception unit configured to receive a scan setting and a start instruction from one of the scanner and the terminal; a storage unit configured to store the scan setting and to issue the identification information; a determination... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182583 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes: a memory buffer that has a plurality of band buffers for storing band data in which image data is divided into a plurality of bands; a data processing unit that performs a specific process with respect to the band data stored in the memory buffer;... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120182582 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image forming apparatus includes a buffer-full notification unit that gives a notification that a predetermined amount of image data is stored in a first buffer, a second buffer that is connected to the first buffer through a bus and temporarily stores image data read from the first buffer, an... Agent:

20120182580 - Information processing system, information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium storing program: A first information processing apparatus inputs job data and a corresponding file associated with the job data to a hot folder of a second information processing apparatus. When the second information processing apparatus detects the corresponding file input to the hot folder, it determines whether the job data has been... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182581 - Print data processing apparatus, cache processing method, and storage medium: A print data processing apparatus process variable print data includes a cache unit, a determination unit, a determining unit, and a writing unit. The cache unit caches image data generated according to a drawing command included in the variable print data as cache data in a cache memory. The determination... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182584 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: A plurality of grid points for forming a quadrangle, and an internal point included within the quadrangle, are quasi-formed on a medium prior to deformation, and position information is acquired that relates to the positions of the quasi-formed grid points and internal point moved in conjunction with the deformation of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120182564 - Printing method and printing apparatus: A method for printing information of items relating to a print setting on a sheet includes acquiring information relating to a width of the sheet to be used, setting a layout for printing the information of the items according to the acquired width, and printing the information of the items... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182585 - Image processing apparatus and method thereof: A quantizing unit, error detector, error diffusion matrix, and adder quantize a pixel of interest of an input image by an error diffusion method. A calculation unit and gain adjuster calculate a value to be added to the pixel of interest with reference to quantized pixels. The adder adds the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120182586 - Program, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: A computer-readble medium stored with a program causing a computer to quantize a gray level causes the computer to perform a pixel selecting process; determining a noise use rate indicating the degree to which a dither matrix noise has an influence on the quantization and an error use rate indicating... Agent: Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd.

20120182587 - Method and system for enhancing a digital halftone representation for printing: A method for predicting an appearance of a rendering by a printer of a digital halftone representation of a continuous-tone image includes calculating a predicted absorptance value of a dot of a rendered halftone of the digital halftone representation. The dot corresponds to a pixel of the digital halftone representation.... Agent:

20120182588 - Distributed image acquisition for postal processing: Mail processing methods and systems. A method includes receiving a mailpiece at a local system and scanning the mailpiece by the local system to produce an image. The method can include receiving payment information from the customer by the local system for mailing the mailpiece. The method includes applying an... Agent:

20120182589 - Image processing apparatus and method of managing data transmission: An image processing apparatus includes: an image reading unit that reads an image; an input unit that inputs data acquired by reading an image that is read by the image reading unit into a first storage unit; a read-out unit that reads out and transmits the data stored in the... Agent:

20120182590 - Auto document feeder and document feeding method: An auto-document feeder includes a first image scanning section configured to scan an image on first side of a document, a paper feeding section configured to feed one by one the documents, from which images are read by the first image scanning section, a paper discharge section which discharges the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

  
07/12/2012 > 25 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. category listing

20120176634 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and storage medium: A printing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a document read by a reading unit is blank. The printing apparatus controls a printing unit to perform print processing based on image data corresponding to a document that has been determined not to be blank by the determination... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176637 - Image copy device, image copy method, information processing device, and program: A double-sided manuscript is scanned and copied without degrading the security level and information leakage due to copy of the manuscript is prevented. When it is instructed to copy a manuscript in which a code indicating copy permission exists on a first side and the code does not exist on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176638 - Information processing device capable of outputing print data to print data device, and control method thereof: In case of searching and outputting output information stored in a memory, it enables a user of the host computer to select the device of storing the output information, whereby the load in searching and outputting the information is reduced. To do so, when the host computer causes the printer... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176635 - Job processing device, control method and control program therefor: A job processing device capable of preventing a poor communication while keeping the sufficient communication speed. The job processing device is connected to a host, which has a host interface supporting a first connection mode for communicating in a first communication speed and a second connection mode for communicating in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176636 - Real-time consumables management: There is disclosed a method and system for real time consumables management for multifunction peripheral devices. The method includes receiving a consumable insertion notification in response to the insertion of the consumable into a multifunction peripheral device, the insertion notification including a unique identifier for the multifunction peripheral device. The... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120176640 - Image-forming system, criterion-setting apparatus, and storage medium: An image-forming system includes a determining section that, for each type of malfunction in image-forming apparatuses, determines a reference number of occurrences of the type of malfunction based on at least one of (1) a distribution of the number of apparatuses in which the type of malfunction has occurred against... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120176639 - Internet printing system and method: An Internet printing system includes a server computer for maintaining information concerning printers that are registered in the server computer and a client computer for accessing the server computer over the Internet. The server computer provides the client computer with a list of registered printers when responding to a printing... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120176641 - Printing control program, information processing apparatus, printing system, and printing apparatus: An information processing apparatus which implements a printing control function for generating printing control information for causing an image forming apparatus to execute printing outputting is disclosed. The information processing apparatus includes a core unit and an extension unit which can be added after the core unit is installed. The... Agent:

20120176646 - Communication systems, communication apparatus, and image processor: A communication system including a communication apparatus that communicates with a destination apparatus, and an image processor that connects to the communication apparatus. The image processor includes a supplying unit that supplies image data to the communication apparatus, and a notifying unit that transmits first additional information to the communication... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176643 - Dynamic alert mechanism for count-constrained interface controls: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for providing count-constrained user interface controls. The user interface displays a user input field and a predetermined count limit of user input parameters for the user input field on a user interface on a display. Once user interaction with the user input field... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120176647 - Image processing apparatus, network system, information processing method, program, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus is provided, which includes a first unit which stores set information for operating the image processing apparatus, a second unit which updates the set information stored in the first unit by using set information which is received via a network from another image processing apparatus connected... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176642 - Information processing method, information apparatus and program: An information processing system includes an information management apparatus that accepts image generation requests and an image generation section that generates image data, which is provided independently of the information management apparatus. The information management apparatus issues a job ID in response to a print request from a client, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176645 - Printing control apparatus, printing control method, and computer-readable storage medium: A printing control apparatus controls an order of processing executed by a printing apparatus for print jobs included in a first print job group and print jobs included in a second print job group. A detection unit detects a first and second print job included in the first print job... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176644 - Recording system, recording control device, and control method: A recording system has a recording device that records recording data sent from a host computer to a recording medium. The host computer has a division control unit that divides recording data to be recorded into plural blocks of recording data, and a transmission control unit that sequentially transmits the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120176648 - System having electronic device with multiple interfaces and host apparatus, information processing device, electronic device, and setup method, control method and program therefor: In order to make it possible to confirm an electronic device installation place where communication trouble occurrence is reduced, settings for communication via a second interface are made via a first interface when the electronic device is connected to a host device to install a device driver. After that, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176649 - System and method for printing advertisements on parcel packages in an automated parcel distribution system: A method for placing targeted advertisements on parcel packages moving on a conveyor. The method includes electronically scanning, via a processing device, information regarding one or more packages to be delivered to one or more recipients. Promotion data regarding one or more promotions targeted to the one or more recipients... Agent:

20120176630 - Image processor and image forming apparatus: Provided is an image processor obtaining image data divided in packing units, comprising: a parallel processing unit performing an image conversion processing in parallel on the pixel data arranged in a sub scan direction in the packing unit, based on the obtained pixel data and the intermediate value for the... Agent:

20120176633 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: A plurality of grid points for forming a quadrangle is quasi-formed on a medium prior to deformation, after which position information is acquired that relates to the positions of the grid points moved in conjunction with deformation of the medium. The area difference of two triangles divided by a first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120176631 - Mechanism for applying formula based transformations in a color management workflow: A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a print job to be printed, determining if the print job is to be processed according to a formula based workflow and invoking formula based International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles to perform color transformations if the print job is determined to be... Agent:

20120176632 - Printing system, print control apparatus and control method thereof: A user is prompted to select one coating mode from a plurality of coating modes having different methods of applying a transparent recording agent. If the selected coating mode is not available in a preset print setting, a print setting available in the selected coating mode is presented to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120176650 - Digital halftoning method and method for constructing class tiling map: A digital halftoning method and a method for constructing a class tiling map are disclosed. The present invention utilizes to arrange class matrixes in a staggering form such that adjacent class matrixes exist a staggering shift. Also, the class tiling map is constructed in this way. Then, a dot diffusion... Agent: National Taiwan University Of Science And Technology

20120176651 - Secure watermarking of print jobs using a smartcard: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for secure watermarking of print jobs using a smartcard. The method includes receiving, from a user, a request to print a document with a secured watermark and obtaining authorization data from a smartcard provided by the user. The method further includes receiving, from... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120176652 - Security elements and methods of manufacture: Methods of manufacturing a security element for a security document include: a first portion of the security document, the first portion of the security document having at least one aperture therethrough, the or each aperture being defined by an internal surface of the first portion of the document; and either... Agent: De La Rue International Limited

20120176653 - Image scanning apparatus: In an image scanning apparatus, a carriage includes a slide block arranged to be guided by a guide rail, and a carriage main body arranged to be mounted onto the slide block. The slide block is mounted on the guide rail in either a standard position or an adjusting position.... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20120176654 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus: An image reading device includes a reading unit, a first correcting unit, and a second correcting unit. The reading unit includes multiple read pixel-arrays and converts a signal charge obtained from pixels in each read pixel-array to an electric signal and outputs the electric signal as a read signal of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

  
07/05/2012 > 28 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. category listing

20120170067 - Control device, recording system, control method for a control device, and storage medium: Plural recording devices that are compatible with different commands are controlled. The host computer 11 has a compatible command acquisition unit 30 that gets compatible command information identifying the commands with which the printer P is compatible, and a printer driver execution unit 21. Based on compatible command information acquired... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120170072 - Display device: A liquid crystal display device 1 has a liquid crystal display panel 11 that includes an optical sensor element 4 and a protection plate 21 that protects the liquid crystal display panel 11. The protection plate 21 and the liquid crystal display panel 11 are arranged with an air layer... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120170068 - Image forming apparatus and image forming system: An image forming apparatus receives raster image data transferred from an external device and forms an image on the basis of the received raster image data. The apparatus includes a processor that controls a transfer of the raster image data from the external device, a first memory connected to the... Agent:

20120170071 - Information processing apparatus, device information display method, and computer-readable storage medium: An information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain pieces of identification information sent from devices mutually connected via a network, a determination unit configured to determine, in a case where the pieces of identification information which are obtained by the obtaining unit and sent by using mutually... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120170066 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product for the information processing: An information processing apparatus includes: a determining unit that determines whether first direction of a document that is first allocated on a first printing sheet in combination, matches second direction, which represents an orientation of a document that is first allocated on a second printing sheet in combination; a changing... Agent:

20120170069 - Methods and apparatuses for creating authenticatable printed articles and subsequently verifying them: A printer with integral scanner obtains a digital signature from an article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to illuminate the article and a detector arrangement to collect data points from light scattered from many different parts of the article... Agent: Ingenia Holdings Limited

20120170065 - Print instruction apparatus and print instruction program: Disclosed is a printer driver which acquires a file in which a printing condition has been stored, creates a print job based on the file, and instructs printing. The driver includes a first function which reads out the printing condition stored in the file, a second function which determines whether... Agent:

20120170070 - System and method for generating an informational media display on a document processing device: The subject application is directed to a document processing device and associated method for generating an informational display on a document processing device. The method includes receiving preselected media content and displaying the preselected media content on a display of the document processing device. The method further includes receiving user... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120170076 - Image processing apparatus and image processing system: An image processing apparatus scans an original document, coverts the original document into image data, creates an electronic file based on the image data, records a scanned mark on the scanned original document, and confirms whether the scanned mark is recorded. The scanned mark includes ID information assigned to the... Agent:

20120170075 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: a read section configured to read a plurality of data items as well as date and time information related to the data items; a slider configured to generate a first operation signal on accepting the input of an operation of a movable... Agent:

20120170074 - Method of automatic selective handling of syndicated items: A method of automatic selective handling of a syndicated item on a printing device linked to a syndication server that includes receiving a syndication feed from the syndication server and performing a syndicated item processing method based upon a first rule set in the printing device. The syndication feed includes... Agent:

20120170073 - System for previewing and imaging documents: A system for previewing and imaging a document includes an imaging unit having an imaging surface configured to carry the document thereon. The imaging unit also includes an image sensing member configured to capture an image corresponding to the document and an image processing member communicably coupled to the image... Agent:

20120170078 - Image processing system and method: An image processing system includes an image obtaining module, a template retrieving module, a template applying module, and an image generating module. The image obtaining module obtains a plurality of original images from one or more sources. The template retrieving module retrieves a layout template that defines a plurality of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120170077 - Rendering electronic documents having linked textboxes: A method for rendering an electronic document (ED). The method includes obtaining an intermediate format of the ED having multiple containers corresponding to multiple linked textboxes in the ED; obtaining a data structure including a root node associated with a string for distribution across the multiple linked textboxes and multiple... Agent:

20120170060 - Cloud-based printing: A method includes: receiving, by a user device (UD), a print job associated with an electronic document (ED) for printing on a printer; identifying, by the UD and within ED, a first element having a first processing requirement and a second element having a second processing requirement; comparing, by the... Agent:

20120170061 - Image processor and image processing method: An image processor and an image processing method which can minimize variation of color tone or density in an image after screen processing, even if semi-transparency has been specified. The image processor generates semi-transparent image data by overlaying a semi-transparent object on the PDL data to be rendered semi-transparent. Subsequently,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120170062 - Color document printing system: The different illustrative embodiments provide a computer program product, and apparatus for managing a set of colors in a document. A plurality of respective costs are identified. Each respective cost is associated with printing the document using a respective combination of a plurality of combinations of the set of colors.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120170064 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and image forming system with rewritable print and permanent print function: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes an image forming job created and transmitted by an job creation unit including an image to be printed, a receiving unit that receives a request of print setting to the image, a display unit that displays a setting screen having a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120170063 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Obtaining a color correction value of an input image data color signal by referencing a lookup table according to the color signal, obtaining a color correction value of a color signal by performing an interpolation calculation with respect to 2 color correction values obtained by referencing the lookup table, determining... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120170079 - Detection of utf-16 encoding in streaming xml data without a byte-order mark and related printers, systems, methods, and computer program products: Provided are printers and other electronic devices, systems, methods, and computer program products that automatically detect and determine UTF-16 encoding schemes and endiannesss thereof in an incoming XML data steam for XML declarations without a UTF-16 byte-order mark (BOM) or encoding declaration. This allows for the automatic and unambiguous accurate... Agent: Zih Corp.

20120170080 - Printing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: A printing apparatus for combining a document image with a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image to perform printing includes a unit configured to determine a video count value from the document image, a unit configured to determine a video count value from the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image, and a unit configured to multiply... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120170081 - Communication apparatus, communication system, and computer readable medium: A communication apparatus includes a communication start request receiving unit and a response notification output unit. The communication start request receiving unit receives, via a first communication path, a communication start request that is output from a source communication apparatus and is transmitted via a relay apparatus. The response notification... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120170082 - Method for detecting blank pages, and corresponding multifunctional machine: The invention relates to a method for detecting blank pages among sheets of a document scanned on a multifunctional machine comprising a scanner, wherein said scanner: scans (S0) two pages of at least one sheet of a document to be scanned; carries out a basic detection (S6) of a blank... Agent:

20120170083 - Image reading apparatus and controlling method thereof: An image reading apparatus which supports a both-side scan mode and a controlling method thereof. The image reading apparatus includes: an automatic paper transfer unit which automatically transfers a papers; a first scanning unit which comprises a first light source and scans a first side of the paper; a second... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120170084 - Surface-emitting semiconductor laser, surface-emitting semiconductor laser device, optical transmission apparatus, and information processing apparatus: A surface-emitting semiconductor laser includes a substrate, a first semiconductor multi-layered reflector of a first conductivity type, an active region, a second semiconductor multi-layered reflector of a second conductivity type, a columnar structure, a current-confining layer including a conductive area surrounded with an oxidized area, a first electrode defining a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120170086 - Image reader and document conveying method: An image reader and document conveying method shorten times necessary for a discharge process that discharges a document being conveyed and for an idle feeding process of a document that is left on a paper feed tray. If during double-sided reading, a stop key is operated to issue an instruction... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20120170087 - Image reading apparatus: A document feeding route is provided in an automatic document feeder, and a feeder cover is provided on an upper portion of the automatic feeder and arranged to open and close an upstream half route of the document feeding route by being movable in a pivoting fashion. A plurality of... Agent: Murata Machinery, Ltd.

20120170085 - Media sheet holder for a vertically oriented scanner: A media holder for holding a media sheet against the imaging window of a substantially vertically oriented scanning device. The media holder includes a frame having a first frame section and a second frame section, the first frame section having a first end mounted along an upper edge of the... Agent:

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