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

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12/27/2012 > 58 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120327438 - Apparatus for and method of, forming parenthesized image; apparatus for and method of, forming externally framed image; program; and memory medium: Outline font data showing the original outside shape having a single closed curve made up of a parenthesized outside shape portion of the parenthesized image and a connecting line portion to connect both open ends is stored. The height and line width are determined. Based on the above data, a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120327444 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: an image forming unit to form an image on a paper in an image forming position; a transportation path to transport the paper to the image forming position; an acquisition unit arranged upstream of the image forming position in a paper transportation direction... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120327447 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus operates in modes including a normal mode and a power saving mode less in power consumption than the normal mode. The image forming apparatus includes an operation unit for receiving an instruction from a user. The operation unit has an operation region into which a prescribed... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120327442 - Image forming apparatus and processing method therefor: Upon generation of a prescribed condition in an image forming apparatus, when a download request of configuration data associated with that condition is sent to a configuration data management apparatus, the requested configuration data of those managed by the configuration data management apparatus are downloaded to the image forming apparatus.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327445 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and storage medium: An information processing method includes acquiring an installed driver set, displaying an input screen for inputting a character string thereto, creating a new driver set by editing the acquired driver set based on the character string input to the input screen, and replacing the installed driver set with the new... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327439 - Method for selecting interpreters for pdf direct printing: A method implemented in a printer for PDF direct printing. The printer includes a PDF interpreter such as APPE (Adobe PDF Print Engine), and at least one other interpreter also capable of interpreting PDF data, such as a PostScript interpreter. The printer automatically selects either APPE or the PS interpreter... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20120327448 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes a printing unit that executes printing based on a print job, and a detector that detects occurrence and removal of an error in the printing apparatus. When removal of an error is detected, the printing unit continues a paused state of the print job paused by... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120327449 - Printing apparatus comprising series-models supporting firmware and series-models supporting method: A printing apparatus to perform a printing operation by driving hardware provided thereto according to a printing command received from a user, including a firmware unit to store function information of a plurality of models of the printing apparatus, and selectively perform the function of one of the plurality of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120327440 - Program executing apparatus, image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium: A program executing apparatus, includes : a nonvolatile memory that stores a program for activating an equipment and a variable used in the program and sustains the stored program and the variable even though power is not supplied, the program and the variable being able to be read out and... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120327441 - Scanners that display setting screens, image forming systems comprising such scanners, and methods for controlling such scanners: A scanner includes a scanning device, a display, and a control device. The scanning device scans a document, The control device obtains at least one of specification information and status information corresponding to a connection-target device. The specification information may comprise information identifying available functions of the connection-target device. The... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327446 - Setting value management apparatus, setting value management method, and computer-readable medium: A management apparatus comprises: a holding unit that holds configuration data defined for respective models of a plurality of image forming apparatuses or respective image forming apparatuses; a determination unit that determines whether a value defined in configuration data of a first image forming apparatus exceeds a range settable for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327443 - Terminal device capable of remotely operating image forming apparatus, non-transitory storage medium storing therein computer-readable program executed by terminal device, and remote operation system including terminal device: An image forming apparatus is configured to output image data including a content to be displayed on an operation panel to a terminal device. The terminal device includes a display unit, a determination unit for determining whether a plurality of images can be displayed on the display unit based on... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120327453 - Image processing apparatus, control method and storage medium storing program: This invention provides an image processing apparatus which can be connected to an information processing apparatus via a communication unit and a control method for the apparatus. The apparatus registers identification information of the information processing apparatus in association with authentication information for authenticating a user. The apparatus acquires, upon... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327454 - Information processing apparatus, control method, and recording medium: State information about whether a printing apparatus can store print data for confidential printing is acquired. When the print data can be stored, secure information and print data are transmitted, and when the print data cannot be stored, the print data is transmitted after performing authentication based on the secure... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327452 - Information processing apparatus, printing apparatus, and monitoring method: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit to perform control and a communication control unit to operate as a normal mode for transmitting and receiving information concerning the information processing apparatus. At a time of startup of the information processing apparatus, the control unit executes a plurality of processing,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327451 - Method of transforming an imaging machine: An electronic circuit for use with a consumable imaging unit comprises information configured to transform the electronic circuit from a communicated state to a non communicated state, and also transform information in an imaging machine. Additionally, the information of the circuit is configured to alter an identifier of the circuit.... Agent:

20120327450 - Methods and devices for securing and authenticating documents:

20120327467 - Apparatus, method and program for image processing capable of enhancing usability of image data: An image processing apparatus includes a generator, a storage, an image data format converter, and a sender. The generator generates print image data for printing an image, based on image data sent from an external device. The storage stores the print image data. The image data format converter converts the... Agent:

20120327466 - Communication apparatus having ipfax function, control method therefor, and storage medium: A communication apparatus that accurately measure a time period T0 required for line connection in IPFAX, and optimizes the timing with which a T.38 CNG command is sent out. An AT command that is a dial request is converted into a SIP command that is a session-establishment request, and the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327472 - Device for rendering display output associated with printed content overlayed by the device: A device for interacting with printed content is disclosed. The device has an optical sensor for imaging an area of a printed substrate containing the printed content when the device is placed over the printed content. A touch-sensitive display screen is also provided for displaying display content. The device further... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120327468 - Image forming apparatus with reduced start-up time: A disclosed image forming apparatus forming a visible image on a recording medium includes: a functional element required for an image forming operation; a first control unit controlling the functional element; an input unit inputting an external instruction; and a second control unit communicating with the first control unit about... Agent:

20120327461 - Image forming apparatus, method for controlling same, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus receives print data from a client PC and analyzes a hierarchical structure relating to an item indicating a delimiter of a document included in the received print data. The image forming apparatus determines an insertion point at which an index sheet is inserted into a printed... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327457 - Image forming system: An image forming system includes plural server devices, a transmission device, and an image forming device. The transmission device includes a first memory, a selection unit, and a transmission unit. The first memory stores priorities assigned to the server devices. The selection unit selects an available server device having the... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120327462 - Image processing apparatus, image forming system, and image output method: Instead of receiving all pieces of job information accumulated in a server, some pieces of job information are acquired in addition to a total number of pieces of job information, and pieces of job information which can be displayed on one screen, and the latest information is acquired from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327470 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same and storage medium: An image processing apparatus which is capable of executing a processing flow without changing the contents thereof even when the processing flow includes a process that cannot be executed by itself. When a processing flow includes an unexecutable process, the apparatus transmits a request for confirming whether or not the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327465 - Information processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing program: The invention acquires a destination corresponding to a group to which an authenticated user belongs by searching a user management unit configured to manage a plurality of destinations respectively corresponding to a plurality of users and information of a group to which each of the plurality of users belongs, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327464 - Information processing apparatus, data erasure managing method and computer program: An information processing apparatus comprises: a first storing unit which stores a job; a performing unit which performs the job stored in the first storing unit; an erasing unit which performs overwriting erasure of the job performed by the performing unit; a first recording unit which records first time information... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327469 - Medium processing apparatus and controlling method of the same: A receiver configured to receive a first command that contains a predetermined code string and a second command that does not contain the predetermined code string from a host computer. A first command analyzer configured to analyze and process only the first command received by the receiver. A buffer configured... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120327471 - Method for printing interactive pages: A method for printing an interactive page for a collection of interactive pages includes steps of storing, in a cartridge holding a volume of printing fluid, a seed for generating a range of identifiers; generating, from the seed, an identifier that is unique within the collection of interactive pages; printing... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20120327459 - Method of processing a print job within a printing system, a printing system, and a program: The present invention is generally related to a method of processing a print job within a printing system. The device status of each printer within the network is collected and used for a determination of the energy consumption of the print job. The results of the energy consumption are displayed... Agent: Canon Europa N.v.

20120327458 - Operation device, human detecting device and controlling device: An operation device includes a first condition in which the operation device consumes a first amount of electric power; a second condition in which the operation device consumes a second amount of electric power; a first detecting unit, to which electric power is supplied in the second condition, having a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120327460 - Print control software program, information processing apparatus, and printing apparatus: An information processing apparatus for controlling printing of a printing apparatus has a user interface, a graphics unit, and a print information storing unit to store generated print information before transmitting the generated print information to the printing apparatus. When generating the print information, the graphics unit generates job identification... Agent:

20120327463 - Printing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium: A printing apparatus according to this invention stores history information of a printed job, displays a list of jobs to be reprinted based on the stored job history information, and reprints a job selected from the displayed list of jobs to be reprinted. The printing apparatus restricts reprinting based on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327455 - Self-transforming imaging cartridge chip: An electronic circuit for use with a consumable imaging unit comprises information configured to transform said electronic circuit from a communicated state to a non communicated state. Additionally, the information of the circuit is configured to alter an identifier of the circuit. The information of the circuit is also configured... Agent:

20120327456 - Workgroup management of categorized print jobs: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for managing categorized workgroup print jobs. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for workgroup management of categorized print jobs includes receiving from an end user a print job designated for printing in a workgroup printer... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120327475 - Data processing apparatus and method of using the same: In a data processing apparatus of the present invention, a disk unit storing a disk is mounted on the apparatus such that the surface of the disk is parallel to the direction of a shock or an impact. This protects the disk unit and therefore the disk from the influence... Agent:

20120327473 - Image forming apparatus, method for controlling startup of image forming apparatus, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store a startup file for determining an initialized state of a plurality of devices, and a storage unit configured to store a state of each device after initialization as a startup image. When a shutdown request is issued, the image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327474 - Printing apparatus, data control method therein, and storage medium storing program: A printing apparatus prints based on print data in the first state if printing is executable in the first state, and prints based on the print data in the second state different from the first state if printing is not executable in the first state. When deleting print data which... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327431 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In an image processing apparatus for subjecting objects to rendering processing, it is determined whether edges overlap at the same starting position where the objects are overlaid. If it is determined that the edges overlap, then the overlapping edges are eliminated.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327432 - Print controlling apparatus having a direct print function: A print controlling apparatus is provided having a direct print function for receiving and printing an electronic document on a printing region of a record medium. The apparatus includes a first obtaining section for obtaining page size information indicating the page size of the received electronic document, a second obtaining... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20120327435 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including: a specific color designation receiving unit to receive a designation of a specific color; an image forming unit to form an image of a patch for measuring the specific color designated via the specific color designation receiving unit; a measurement unit to measure... Agent:

20120327437 - Image forming apparatus and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus is provided which associates specific folders, which are set for specific setting items, with a specific file, and performs operations on the specific file according to the settings of the specific folders. The image forming apparatus includes an associating unit that associates a file having setting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327436 - Image processing device and host data generating device: An image processing device includes an image data generator generating static part data, image data of static part common to plural pages, and variable part data for each page, image data of variable part varying for each page, at specified resolution based on variable printing data, a static part data... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120327433 - Method of designing a color chart: A method of characterizing an imaging system is described includes printing a color chart having a plurality of predetermined color patches; measuring the color patches to obtain colorimetric data; initializing a Neugebauer model with the Neugebauer solids of said colorimetric data; optimizing the global parameters of the Neugebauer model; optimizing... Agent:

20120327434 - Spot color rendering via feedback-based multi-objective optimization: What is disclosed is a feedback control based system and method for selecting spot color recipes for improved spot color rendition while simultaneously minimizing a function of image quality attributes formed with states defined as vectors such as L*, a*, b*, mottle, graininess, etc. Color is measured with an in-line... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120327476 - Gray balance calibration in an image printing system: A computer-implemented method for gray balance calibration in an image printing system is provided. The method includes printing, using a print engine, a reference test pattern consisting essentially of black marking medium; sensing, using a sensor, the reference test pattern to obtain a reference image data, the reference image data... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120327480 - Halftone correction device and method, and image forming apparatus using the halftone correction device and method: A halftone correction device for an image forming apparatus including an intermediate transfer belt and performing halftone processes includes: a correction unit that performs halftone correction for each of the halftone processes using correction tables corresponding to the halftone processes; a pattern generation unit that generates on the belt halftone... Agent:

20120327479 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A characteristic value calculator calculates characteristic values of a preset area set around a pixel of interest. A trapping determining unit determines, for each color plane of an N-valued image, on the basis of the calculated characteristic values, whether the pixel of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120327477 - Method of characterizing an imaging system: A method of characterizing an imaging system is described includes printing a color chart having a plurality of predetermined color patches; measuring the color patches to obtain colorimetric data; initializing a Neugebauer model with the Neugebauer solids of said colorimetric data; optimizing the global parameters of the Neugebauer model; optimizing... Agent:

20120327478 - Replacing a defective colorant: A system and methods for modifying the values of halftoned image pixels to replace a defective colorant with at least one non-defective colorant.... Agent:

20120327481 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and image forming material: According to one embodiment, there is provided an image forming apparatus for forming an image on a medium. The image forming apparatus includes a first image forming material including a color material that is decolored at or above a first temperature, and that develops color at or below a second... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120327482 - Image data distribution apparatus, image data distribution system, and computer-readable storage medium: An image data distribution apparatus includes an image data separating unit configured to separate image data obtained through a series of document read operations into a plurality of pieces of image data according to a predetermined condition; and an image data distributing unit configured to determine a distribution destination for... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120327483 - Scanning technology: Scanning technology, in which a lift-off signal is generated when an input apparatus is detected as being oriented in a position that is spaced apart from a scan target object. A predetermined threshold time is compared with a continuation time of the received lift-off signal and, when the continuation time... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120327484 - Scanning technology: Scanning technology related to editing a scan image A request to edit a scan image that was acquired through an input apparatus is received and an editing user interface area that includes an editing version of the scan image and at least one functional icon is displayed. After selection of... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20120327485 - Image reading device and image forming apparatus having the same: An image reading device and an image forming apparatus having the same that can increase a scan quality by mounting positions of units to read information recorded on a document and a mounting structure of a light shielding member. The image reading device may include a first reading unit to... Agent:

20120327486 - Method and device of document scanning and portable electronic device: The present invention discloses a document scanning method, a document scanning device and a portable electronic device. The document scanning method comprises capturing a plurality of images of a plurality of blocks of a document by an image capturing device; adjusting characteristics of the plurality of images according to distances... Agent:

20120327487 - Image processing system, information providing apparatus, and information providing method: A system in an embodiment includes an image forming apparatus, an erasing apparatus, a first apparatus, and a display unit. The image forming apparatus forms an image on a sheet using a decolorable color material. The erasing apparatus decolorizes an image. The first apparatus computes, from a reduction in the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120327488 - Image forming apparatus and image processing method: An image forming apparatus of an embodiment includes an acquisition unit and a controller. The acquisition unit scans a sheet to acquire the color image of the sheet. The controller converts, using parameters stored in a storage unit, the color image acquired by the acquisition unit to a monochrome image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

  
12/20/2012 > 52 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120320387 - Image forming apparatus: A feeder is configured to feed a recording medium. An image forming unit has a maximum sheet feed width corresponding to a longer side length of a maximum size recording medium to be accommodated in the feeder, and is disposed above the feeder in such a manner as to allow... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120320386 - Image forming apparatus and image forming information processing apparatus: An image forming apparatus has an image forming information processor to process image forming information and an image forming unit to form an image on a recording medium by forming a toner image using colored-toner and a toner image using glossy toner based on the image forming information processed by... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120320398 - Copy machine and non-transitory computer readable recording medium stored with control program for copy machine: The copy machine selects either of a first direction in which a long-side direction of the paper matches the writing sub-scan direction and a second direction in which a short-side direction of the paper matches the writing sub-scan direction, with considering, when the paper is fed in the first direction,... Agent:

20120320397 - Display device and image forming apparatus: A display device of an image forming apparatus is provided with a display panel, a backlight unit, a storage portion, and a control portion. The display panel is a transmission type display panel and displays display data. The backlight unit emits light to the back side of the display panel.... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320400 - Generation of executables for a heterogeneous mix of multifunction printers: A computer-implemented method that includes incorporating an entity specification into a business process in response to an input by a user is described. The entity specification describes an element of a document and is associated with the business process. The computer-implemented method also includes determining a multifunction printer (MFP) from... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120320396 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming unit is accommodated in a space defined by a frame body. An image reader is disposed above the image forming unit. A first supporting member is secured between an upper portion of the frame body and a bottom portion of the image reader and configured to support... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120320399 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and post-processing apparatus which perform skew feeding correction: An image forming apparatus that performs accurate skew feeding correction of a sheet by taking into account the difference between the amounts of expansion or contraction of the sheet subjected to fixing processing between positions in the lateral direction. A transfer section transfers an image onto a sheet. An image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320403 - Device capable of reading plural documents, method of controlling the device, and program: Provided is a device that prevents unauthorized copying of a document to which copy inhibition information is added.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320402 - Image forming apparatus that shifts to state where quick activation is possible, method of controlling the same, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus capable of shifting to a state where quick activation thereof can be performed in a shorter time period when a power switch is turned off. When the off operation of the power switch is detected, a first state is stored, and when the on operation of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320401 - Wireless communication device: A wireless communication device may receive a first signal from an external device, the first signal being a signal for establishing a wireless connection between the wireless communication device and the external device according to a specific wireless communication scheme. The wireless communication device may judge whether the first signal... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320406 - Devices and methods for print job tracking: Devices and methods for tracking the status of a print job using electronic devices on a print service provider (PSP) production floor are provided. One such method includes reading a radio frequency identification (RFID) code from an RFID badge assigned to, attached to, and traveling with a print job through... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120320407 - Devices and methods for print job tracking using assignable mobile devices: Devices and methods for tracking a print job using an assignable electronic device on a print service provider (PSP) production floor are provided. One such method includes scanning a barcode-enabled job ticket assigned to a print job using a mobile electronic device assigned to a location on a print service... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120320405 - Devices and methods for using and electronic device as a print job ticket: Devices and methods for using an electronic device for a print job ticket. Such an electronic device may include a network interface, a display, and an input device. The network interface may receive an assignment of the electronic device to a print job from a print service provider controller, receive... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20120320421 - Digital image reproduction apparatus for printing a digital data file and a method for printing a digital data file: A digital image reproduction apparatus includes a receiving device configured to receive a print job including at least one digital data file, a first storing device configured to store the print job, a local user interface enabling an operator to make settings of the print job, a managing device configured... Agent:

20120320404 - Displaying printer status during power-off using bistable display: Methods and structures respond to activation of a switch (or other similar user input) of a printing apparatus that controls whether a power supply is connected to and supplies power to a processor, a printing engine, and a graphic user interface of the printing apparatus. The graphic user interface comprises... Agent: Xerox Corportation

20120320416 - Highlighting in web based reading system and method: A system and method is presented for the highlighting of web-based books and text documents. Data is maintained in a database relating to books, chapters, pages, and page portions. Through the use of a user interface, users create highlights to the text documents by adding highlight database items to the... Agent: Sumbola, Inc.

20120320412 - Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and computer readable medium: An image forming system includes a transmitter apparatus that transmits, to a predetermined storage location of multiple storage locations, identification information identifying a user and image data associated with the identification information, and multiple image forming apparatuses. Each of the image forming apparatuses includes a first storage unit that stores... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120320418 - Image processing system including first image processing apparatus, second image processing apparatus and display device: An image processing system includes a first MFP (Multi-Function Peripheral), a second MFP, and an operation panel. The operation panel is attachable to and removable from each of the first and second MFPs. The first MFP accepts a job. The operation panel includes a storage unit for storing information held... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120320417 - Information processing apparatus, pdl data conversion method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to receive first PDL data including a first bookmark and a second bookmark from a user, create a first node mapped to a page which is the reference of the first bookmark and a second node mapped to a page which... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320420 - Non-transitory printing control program product, printing control apparatus, and printing system: A non-transitory printing control program product is disclosed. The printing control program product causes a computer to function as a printing data generating unit which generates printing data for normal printing and printing data for trial printing such that the printing data for the normal printing and the printing data... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120320419 - Printing system, server for distributing print job, method for resubmitting print job, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: A printing system includes a registration portion configured to, when a print job to print an image onto a sheet of paper is executed after specified conditions are modified, store attribute data containing a user identifier and a job identifier into a storage portion, the user identifier being for identifying... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120320415 - Setting value management system, setting value management method, setting value management service apparatus, image forming apparatus, and computer-readable medium: A setting value management service apparatus which is communicably connected to at least one image forming apparatus and manages configuration data of the image forming apparatus, comprises: a holding unit configured to hold configuration data of the image forming apparatus; an update unit configured to update configuration data held in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320411 - Sharing content among printers: In one embodiment, a registry of network-connected printers that are members of a social print group is maintained at a computer system. Content is obtained. A request is received from a first network-connected printer that is a member of the group, the request to provide the content to a second... Agent:

20120320410 - System, apparatus and method for consumption management: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for monitoring the consumption of paper, toner, energy, other resources, etc., by an information technology device, and for encouraging a user to reduce consumption of such resources when using the information technology device.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120320409 - System, apparatus and method for processing document for output: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for reducing consumption of paper and other resources in connection with printing, copying, etc, by converting a document suitable for combined-page print, to a combined-page output, even when the user has not specified combined-page output.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120320422 - Systems and methods for routing facsimiles based on content: A method for routing a facsimile according to one embodiment includes receiving or generating text of a facsimile in a computer-readable format; routing the facsimile or text thereof to an intended recipient identified by recognizing at least one of a name, an email address and contact information of the intended... Agent: Kofax, Inc.

20120320408 - Virtual print shop management: A method including: maintaining, at a server, a list of print shops that participate in an external workflow managed by the server; receiving, at the server through a network, an order for a variable data campaign defining a plurality of personalized items for end recipients, said order including text and... Agent:

20120320413 - Wireless communication device: A wireless communication device may execute a response process and a search process with a first operation being performed as a trigger in a first period after the first operation. The response process may include receiving a search signal from a specific external device and sending a response signal to... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320414 - Wireless communication device: The wireless communication device may determine in which of a parent state and a child state the wireless communication device is to operate in a case where the wireless communication device receives a first type of signal, and determine the wireless communication device is to operate in the parent state... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320423 - Printing apparatus provided with plural processing systems for generating print data, printing method and recording medium: A printing apparatus has a first memory of a high data access speed and a second memory of a low data access speed, the first memory having a small memory capacity and the second memory having a large memory capacity. The printing apparatus has a receiver for receiving print data... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20120320425 - Curvilinear solid for information input, map for information input, drawing for information input: Problems of dot pattern technology include latitude/longitude information not being able to be acquired from a curvilinear solid. To read coordinate and/or code information from the vicinity of a line segment to acquire information associated with the line segment, it is necessary to define manually an area including the line... Agent:

20120320424 - Printing apparatus, controlling method of printing apparatus, and storage medium: To effectively output a job in which a double-sided page and a single-sided page are mixed by using a double-sided conveying path and a single-sided conveying path or the single-sided conveying path, a method for controlling a printing apparatus comprises: specifying a print prediction time in a case where the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320391 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion for superposedly outputting a color toner image and a transparent toner image on a recording material; an image data obtaining portion for obtaining a color image data used for forming the color toner image and first and second transparent image data... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320394 - Image forming apparatus and method of color revising: An image forming apparatus includes a storage unit to store a color conversion table, a user interface unit to receive a color revision initiation command, an image forming unit to print a color chart generated based on the color conversion table if the color revision initiation command is received, the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20120320390 - Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer-readable medium: An image forming apparatus which divides image data into predetermined unit blocks and forms an image, the apparatus comprises: a determination unit that determines continuous block lines, that include closed regions having identical components, among a plurality of block lines included in a block; a generation unit that generates data... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320392 - Image forming apparaus: A feeder has a longer side direction orthogonal to a conveyance direction of a recording medium, and is configured to feed a maximum size recording medium with a longer side first. An image forming unit has a maximum sheet feed width corresponding to a longer side length of the maximum... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120320389 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus draws an image in units of band. The image processing apparatus includes: a first storage unit that stores therein a halftone pattern; an analyzer that analyzes drawing commands, the drawing commands including a first command specifying a drawing band that is the band on which drawing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120320393 - Image processing device, printing apparatus, image processing method, and method of producing printing apparatus: An image processing device performs an image process on image data and outputs printing image data to a printing apparatus which performs printing using special luster ink having special luster, and the image processing device includes: an input unit that inputs the image data; a specification unit that specifies an... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120320395 - 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

20120320388 - Relevance based print integrity verification: A relevance based print integrity method includes comparing current raster image data that define a document to be printed with golden raster image data that define a previous version of said document with a known (perfect) quality. A plurality of differences between said current raster image data and said golden... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120320426 - Intelligent halftone mechanism: A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes an image processor to selectively rasterize a plurality of objects, and to determine if a size of a first object is less than or equal to a predetermined threshold perform a single-cell halftone process on the first object if the size... Agent:

20120320427 - Image processing method, image processing device and scanner: An image processing method generally includes: obtaining a vanishing point on a curved surface in a two-dimension image; extracting all the straight line segments between a top contour line and a bottom contour line of the curved surface by the vanishing point; removing a perspective distortion to get parallel straight... Agent: Fujitsu Limted

20120320428 - Image transfer identification system: The present invention provides a method for identifying lost individuals comprising the steps of (a) compiling a first individual data contact; (b) storing the first individual data contact sheet information into a computer mediated contact database; (c) compiling a first individual tag identifier; (d) storing the first individual tag identifier... Agent:

20120320433 - Image processing method, image processing device and scanner: The image processing method includes: determining an edge map of a foreground object in an image; obtaining candidates for a boundary line from the edge map and determining the boundary line among the candidates for the boundary line, the boundary line defining the boundary of a specific object in the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120320431 - Image-reading system: An image-reading system that includes a plurality of image-reading apparatuses each including a document reading start instructing unit, and an information processing terminal connected to the image-reading apparatuses, wherein each of the image-reading apparatuses includes a detecting unit that detects that a user operates the document reading start instructing unit,... Agent: Pfu Limited

20120320430 - Overhead image-reading apparatus image processing method, and computer program product: An overhead image-reading apparatus includes a one-dimensional image sensor having imaging elements arranged in parallel to each other and is configured to change an angle between an optical axis of a light source and a medium to be read during reading of the medium, and the apparatus includes a correcting... Agent: Pfu Limited

20120320432 - Overhead scanner: An overhead scanner includes a main body, a rotation unit supported by the main body and being rotatable around a rotation axis, an imaging unit mounted on the rotation unit and is configured to read a medium placed on a placement surface below the rotation unit, a light source that... Agent: Pfu Limited

20120320429 - User feedback via see through platen overlay: A printing system and apparatus assembly that incorporates a transparent platen for supporting and scanning a first image therethrough. The transparent platen includes a translucent display layer having an array of light devices that comprise organic light emitting diodes. A user interface of the system is coupled to the transparent... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120320435 - Illuminating apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus: In an illuminating apparatus including a plurality of rows of light source groups each having a plurality of light-emitting elements for irradiating light to an original that are arranged in a main scanning direction, the light-emitting elements in the plurality of rows of light source groups illuminate an irradiated face... Agent:

20120320436 - Image sensor unit, image reader, and image forming apparatus: An image sensor unit includes: a light source including a light-emitting surface that emits light; a substantially rod-shaped light guide including a light emitter that linearizes the light from the light source and irradiates a sheet; an image sensor that receives light from the sheet and converts the light into... Agent: Canon Components, Inc.

20120320434 - Overhead image-reading apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An overhead image-reading apparatus includes an imaging unit integrally formed with a light source, and a light amount adjusting unit that adjusts a light amount so as to keep luminance of a surface of a medium to be read constant based on a correction value of the light amount corresponding... Agent: Pfu Limited

20120320437 - Image-reading apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image-reading apparatus, includes a variation acquiring unit that acquires a variation of a distance or an angle between a medium to be read and an imaging unit or a light source, and a color shift correcting unit that calculates a color shift between the medium and the imaging unit... Agent: Pfu Limited

  
12/13/2012 > 41 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120314235 - Global printing system and method of using same: A system and method for parsing data formatted in a plurality of encoding schemes at a printer is provided. The method comprises receiving data from at least one host computer at the printer, wherein at least a portion of the data is encoded in a plurality of encoding schemes. The... Agent: Zih Corp.

20120314236 - Arrangement for reading from and/or writing to flexible sheet media in a curved configuration and method: A method is described for reading information from and/or writing information to at least one sheet of flexible sheet material. The sheet having a length and a width defining first and second opposing surfaces and opposing lengthwise and widthwise edges. The sheet material is supported in a curved configuration across... Agent:

20120314237 - Printing apparatus and printing method: A printing apparatus includes a controller; and an engine including a first printing unit and a second printing unit. Each of the first and second printing units includes a data management unit configured to manage a piece of image data transferred from an upper level apparatus, one or more output... Agent:

20120314238 - Automated method and system for holding and authenticating a device configuration change payload job: A method and system for automatically holding and authenticating a configuration change payload job. An upgrade payload file can be transmitted to a rendering device as a rendering job via a print submission protocol. The upgrade payload file can be detected by a configuration change detection and hold module configured... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120314242 - Device capable of extracting two-dimensional code, and method and program thereof: The present invention relates to a device having a first determining unit configured to determine whether version information included in a two-dimensional code included in an input image is version information that is supported by the device and a second determining unit configured to determine to prohibit printing of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314243 - Electronic device with backed-up memory, and control method and storage medium therefor: An electronic device is provided that is capable of dealing with data loss from a volatile memory that can be caused when power supply from a device power source is disconnected. Even if there is a setting to retain received data in the volatile memory until a printing instruction is... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314241 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same and storage medium: This invention provides an image processing apparatus that dynamically changes the display priority of a web browser in accordance with a user authentication state, a method of controlling the same, and a program. To accomplish this, the image processing apparatus sets the display priority of the web browser when it... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314239 - Protecting scans using remote scan initiation mode and authorization: Systems and methods allow remote computerized devices to control the scanner of an apparatus through the communications port of the apparatus. Additionally, systems and methods provide a user-selectable remote start option on the graphic user interface of the apparatus and require input of user credentials through the graphic user interface... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120314240 - Serial raster image processors used for error correction in a parallel raster image processor environment: Systems and methods are provided for error correction in a parallel RIP environment. The system is operable to receive a print job comprising logical pages, to separate the logical pages into segments, to distribute the segments to parallel RIPs for interpretation and rasterization, and to transmit the segments to a... Agent:

20120314254 - Cellular telephone protocol adaptive printing: A cellular telephone protocol adaptive printing system includes a mobile device protocol logic configured to transmit a print job from a cellular telephone to an image forming device, pursuant to a print data transmission protocol; and a content transforming logic configured to process a print item into the print job... Agent:

20120314256 - Customer-configurable workflow system: Methods, systems, and apparatus for flexible, configurable job workflow processing. Features and aspects hereof provide for generating workflow models from configurable templates. The workflow models may include one or more phases, each comprising one or more processes, each process comprising one or more steps. The Phases, processes, and steps may... Agent:

20120314257 - Image forming apparatus, control method, and control program: An image forming apparatus having a display unit for displaying a program which can be executed in the apparatus so as to be identified is disclosed. The apparatus has: an input unit for inputting a program into the image forming apparatus; a display control unit for controlling a process for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314253 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system and computer readable recording medium storing control program for the image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus for outputting a plurality of sets of output units, the output unit composed of a plurality of pages with a determined order being one set, includes an image forming unit for successively forming images corresponding to the respective pages on sheets, a control unit for performing... Agent:

20120314251 - Image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus to access a file server and a job server connected to an internet via a local area network, and issue a print request of a file managed by the file server, includes a file server connection unit, a job server connection unit, a token acquisition unit,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314245 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, method for controlling the same, and storage medium therefor: An image processing apparatus for using an external service provided by at least one external server. The image processing apparatus includes a web browser, a reception unit, a web server unit, a display control unit, and a communication control unit. The reception unit receives service information transmitted by the at... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314247 - Implementing consistent behavior across different resolutions of images: A method of implementing consistent behavior across different resolutions of images comprises retrieving a list of image enhancement operations applied to an available image, creating, based on image resolution and use case, from the available image, a pre-processed image that simulates the image enhancement operations intended for the available image,... Agent:

20120314244 - Information processing apparatus, method of controlling information processing apparatus, program, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus that is communicable with a server system including at least one server, and a printer to perform printing. The information processing apparatus includes an accepting unit and a transmission unit. The accepting unit accepts a single instruction, which is input by a user, for instructing printing.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314249 - Methods and systems for reminding about print history: Methods and Systems for reminding about print history use an approach in which one or more conditions, such as print job name and/or file size, of a subsequently submitted print job are monitored to determine if the one or more conditions of the subsequent print job is substantially similar to... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120314258 - Network system and management method therefor: The network system includes a command transmitting unit that transmits a command for requesting information required by the representative device for network management from the non-representative device, when the non-representative device has joined a network or when there is a change in a state of the non-representative device, and a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314250 - Print system, server apparatus and printer which are used in the print system, and control method of the print system: A server apparatus comprises an instruction transmitting unit that transmits an instruction to a user apparatus, the instruction instructing the user apparatus to send to the printer a print request for pull printing including authorized information used for an authorizing process at the time of receiving the print service. A... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314246 - Printing command center graphical user interface: A method disclosed. The method includes receiving a request to access print job objects at a remote server database from a graphical user interface (GUI) operating on a local server and displaying the print job objects from the remote server database at the GUI.... Agent:

20120314248 - System and method for multi-site cellular manufacturing with transportation delays: A system and method is used to manage scheduling of a plurality of print jobs in a multi-site print shop environment. The multi-site environment includes a plurality of print shops each having resources and equipment to complete at least one type of print job. Also included is a multi-site scheduler... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20120314255 - System and methods for enhanced facsimile communication network and preference selection: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for allowing a transmitting facsimile device and a receiving facsimile device to select a preferable communications network or other preferred transmission parameters.... Agent:

20120314252 - Transmission apparatus, reception apparatus, serial communication apparatus, and printing apparatus including the serial communication appratus: The invention has been made to solve a problem that as the cycle of a transmission clock fluctuates with respect to the cycle of a sampling clock for one bit on the reception side, a reception error occurs. To deal with this, every time sampling data is inverted in a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314228 - Display control apparatus, display control method, and program: An apparatus that controls a display unit to display, as a preview image, an image to be printed on a print medium by a printing apparatus that includes a function for adjusting a conveyance amount to convey a print medium in a conveyance direction by increasing or decreasing the conveyance... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314227 - Image forming apparatus in which tone correction setting is controlled: An apparatus includes a forming unit; a reading unit; a conversion unit converting a signal corresponding to the image read by the reading unit into a signal indicating a density value; a correction unit performing tone correction on the density value of the signal output by the conversion unit; and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314229 - Frame-based coordinate space transformations of graphical image data in an image processing system: What is disclosed are a novel system and method for transforming coordinates in an image processing system. In one embodiment, image data is received in a first coordinate space and second coordinate space information is received. A first selection is made, based on a set of relative coordinate space mappings,... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120314231 - Dual color matching feedback control method and system for hiding infrared markings and other information: A dual color matching feedback control method, system and processor-readable medium for hiding an infrared marking in a wide range of customer selectable colors. The approach includes an inline spectrophotometer sensor to measure at least two color mixtures and a matching color feedback control unit adjusts the two mixtures to... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120314230 - Image operations using frame-based coordinate space transformations of image data in a digital imaging system: What is provided are a system and method which enables users to configure their respective imaging devices to receive image data in a first coordinate space and map the received data to a second coordinate space for subsequent processing. In such a manner, users or key operators can configure their... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120314233 - Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus that forms an image using an electrophotographic process: A texture processing unit obtains smoothness information from a paper type specifying unit or a smoothness measuring device, and a lookup table is selected corresponding to the smoothness. An image area division unit divides off image signals of a predetermined hue area from among converted image signals. Predetermined hue area... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314234 - Image processing apparatus, image printing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus, image printing apparatus and image processing method are provided that can output an image that fulfills both of sharpness and robustness by multi-pass printing regardless of the image. For this purpose, in preforming multi-pass printing, a distribution coefficient for distributing density data of each pixel to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314232 - Position calibration of a spot of an optical sensor: A method for position calibration of a spot of an optical sensor may include providing a position calibration patch on a sheet at a predetermined position, along a scan path of the spot across the sheet, the patch comprising at least two adjacent blocks of different colors. The method may... Agent:

20120314259 - Apparatus, system, and method of forming image using inkjet printing, and recording medium storing inkjet printing control program: An image forming apparatus shifts dots of a recording dot pattern by half of a dot pitch in a main scanning direction to generate a shift dot pattern, corrects a jagged outline of the shift dot pattern caused by shifted dots using correction dots to generate a corrected shift dot... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120314260 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device includes a print image data generator and a density adjuster. The print image date generator generates print image data for each of colors to be used to print a document image from image data of the document image including a barcode image and a background image... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120314261 - Halftoning method and apparatus: Techniques are provided that use one or more templates to improve the printing of non-saturated colored text and lines. Such templates are predetermined, fixed patterns which can be indexed or looked up via a code word with a fewer number of bits than in the corresponding template. Thus, such templates... Agent:

20120314262 - Image processing apparatus and method for controlling the same: An image processing apparatus capable of optically reading a document to generate an electronic file, and a method for controlling the same, in which an existing file that is to be attached to the electronic file or to which the electronic file is to be attached is specified, the name... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314265 - Component imaging method, component imaging device, and component mounting device having component imaging device: A component imaging method includes: an imaging preparation step of obtaining, for each of the plurality of components, an optimum lighting intensity; a component imaging step of using a line sensor and a lighting device, to integrally move the components relative to this line sensor, with the components being aligned... Agent: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314264 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a main body, a rotation unit supported on the main body so as to be rotatable around a rotation axis, an imaging unit that is mounted on the rotation unit at an outward position in a radial direction of the rotation axis and images a... Agent: Pfu Limited

20120314263 - Pressing plate: A pressing plate is used for an overhead scanner. The overhead scanner includes an imaging unit that images a medium to be read that is placed on a placement surface located under the imaging unit in the vertical direction and a light source that irradiates the medium to be read... Agent: Pfu Limited

20120314266 - Configurable scanner assembly: A scanner assembly includes an automatic document feeder and a first scanner. The automatic document feeder defines a media pathway that includes an input portion and an output portion having an exit roller. The first scanner is positioned along the media pathway upstream from the exit roller. In a first... Agent:

20120314267 - Sheet conveyance device, and image forming apparatus and image reading device including same: A sheet conveyance device includes a loading section, a sheet feeding unit, a separation section disposed downstream in a sheet conveyance direction from the sheet feeding unit, a conveyance member to transport a sheet separated by the separation section, a trailing-edge detector disposed at a first conveyance distance (L1) downstream... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

  
12/06/2012 > 65 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120307274 - Sheet conveyer devices, image reading apparatuses, and image forming apparatuses: A sheet conveyer device, including a roller to convey a sheet by rotating in a normal direction and a holder rotatably arranged on a roller shaft, is provided. The holder includes a roller gear system arranged on the roller shaft and having a roller driving gear to drive the roller,... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307275 - Data processing apparatus, method, and storage medium: A novel data processing apparatus makes adding, deleting, and changing of modification rules easy. This data processing apparatus includes an output destination type determining unit 302 that determines type of output destination determined by an output destination determining unit using categorizing information, modification processing units 306a-306c that execute modifying processes... Agent:

20120307279 - Image forming apparatus displaying information that is received from an external device and is directed to a user: An image forming apparatus includes a display device, an operation device, an information-for-display reception unit, and a display control unit. The display device displays information for display. The operation device is receives input of an operation by a user. The information-for-display reception unit receives the information for display from an... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20120307278 - Image processing apparatus, image processing control method, and a storage medium storing a computer-readable program of an image processing apparatus for interrupting image reading: An image processing apparatus includes a conveyance unit configured to convey a document placed on a first position to make the document pass a second position, a reading unit configured to read an image at the second position to generate image data, a first determination unit configured to determine whether... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307276 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: If the RIP processing time of a specific page of a plurality of pages in a processing block exceeds a predetermined time, the RIP processing of the specific page is not yet completed, and the RIP processing of pages preceding the specific page is already completed, an image processing apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307280 - Image processing system that transfers image data to server apparatus, information processing apparatus, method of controlling the information processing apparatus, and storage medium: An arrangement that reduces the burden on a user for transferring image data to one or more server apparatuses. An image processing system includes a first server which stores image data transferred via an information processing apparatus, and a second server which stores image data to be transferred to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307277 - Information processing apparatus for transferring image data, server apparatus for receiving transferred image data, and control methods and storage media therefor: An information processing apparatus that makes it easy for a user to input an image from an image input apparatus. The information processing apparatus executes a search script received from a server apparatus to thereby obtain identification information for identifying the image input apparatus, transfers the identification information to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307286 - Administration server and image processing system: An administration server is capable of authenticating a user. The administration server includes a communication unit for receiving a user authentication request including user identification information and apparatus identification information from an external device; and a server control unit for authenticating the user according to the user identification information to... Agent:

20120307285 - Image forming apparatus, control method of image forming apparatus and storage medium: An image forming apparatus capable of communicating with a server apparatus, includes a receiving unit configured to receive a packet from the server apparatus, a determining unit configured to determine whether a packet received by the receiving unit is a specific packet, a power supply control unit which, when the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307283 - Image forming system and control method thereof: When a user uses one of a plurality of image forming apparatuses from one of a plurality of terminals, an authentication server determines, on a user by user basis, whether he/she is permitted to use each image forming apparatus, and detects if any of the image forming apparatuses is in... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307287 - Image forming system and image forming device: An image forming system includes a plurality of image forming devices connected in data communication with each other via a network. Each of the image forming devices includes a storage unit, an operational unit, and a controller. If one user logs into a first image forming device among the image... Agent:

20120307281 - Information security for printing systems: The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing use of a printing system. During operation, the system obtains a request for print job information associated with the printing system and/or subscription information associated with subscriptions to events in the printing system. Next, the system obtains an access control policy associated... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120307284 - Printing device and method for secure printing: A printer is communicatively connected to a terminal and a slave. The printer creates a secure printing group, and allows the terminal and slave to join the secure printing group. The terminal generates a print job, and sends the print job to the printer. The printer generates a first inspection... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120307282 - Sheet feeding apparatus: A sheet feeding apparatus, including: a sheet feeding mechanism; a sheet sensor for detecting, as a detection value, a physical quantity related to a fed sheet; a physical-quantity judgment section for judging whether the detection value falls within a predetermined range; an another-sheet judgment section for judging whether there is... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307308 - Automated imposition for print jobs with exception pages: Print jobs can be processed to produce printed documents. In industrial printing operations, printers operate on large sheets that are then folded, cut, and stacked. Individual pages are imposed onto the large sheets such that they end up in the correct place after stacking. Exception pages are pages that, for... Agent:

20120307291 - Configuration of print jobs based on printer state: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that performs a print job. During operation, the system obtains a printing context for the print job, including a content type associated with the print job. Next, the system obtains a current state of a printer. The system then automatically sets one or more... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120307302 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system and computer readable recording medium storing control program for the image forming apparatus: A connection recognition section for recognizing that the unit is mounted and/or the external device is connected and a control section for managing the unit and/or external device and managing the job are provided, wherein the control section responds to the recognition results from the connection recognition section, and checks... Agent:

20120307297 - Image forming system which forms an image by raster image processor processing for print data, and control method for the same: An image forming system configured to execute RIP processing for print data not subjected to the RIP processing so as to produce image data, and to form an image based on the image data, includes a plurality of image forming apparatuses which are coupled in tandem, and each of which... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120307299 - Image input system, information processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor: An image input system that is capable of applying to the cloud computing system and of reducing user's load in selecting an image input apparatus used. An information processing apparatus communicates with a server via the Internet and a wireless communication network. A first image input apparatus is directly connected... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307300 - Image input system, server in system, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor: An image input system capable of applying to a system using a cloud computing and of selecting the optimal transmission route. The image input system comprises a server, an information processing apparatus that communicates with the server via the Internet, and image input apparatuses communicate with the information processing apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307290 - Image transmission apparatus, image transmission system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, and image transmission method: An image transmission apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires image data and an identifier for identifying a transmission destination, a first transmission unit that transmits the image data to a transmission destination identified by the identifier, a receiving unit that receives a stop instruction for stopping the transmission while... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120307296 - Information processing apparatus, display control method, and storage medium: The present invention is directed to preventing a user from losing sight of a parameter that the user is currently set. To solve the problem, there is provided an information processing apparatus or a display control method for, when detecting that a node in a structure display area is selected... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307295 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: A print control program has a target printer designating step of designating a target printer for printing, a target printer determining step of determining capabilities of the target printer, and a language converting step of converting the page description language into another page description language depending on capabilities of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307293 - Information processing apparatus, print control method, and storage medium: A print relay server relays print data generated by a print server to an image forming device. The print relay server includes a relay virtual printer that instructs the corresponding image forming device to print out print data and a functional relay virtual printer that has a function for realizing... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307307 - Method and apparatus of processing wireless printing based on wireless lan: Provided are a wireless printing system and method based on wireless Local Area Network (LAN). A method of requesting a wireless printing, includes: requesting a printer that exists in a wireless LAN to perform a print job; and communicating with the printer according to a standard of the wireless LAN... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120307301 - Non-transitory computer readable recording medium stored with print job display program and print job display apparatus: The non-transitory computer readable recording medium of the present invention is a computer readable recording medium stored with a print job display program, and this program causes a computer to execute the steps of: (a) identifying a print job designating variable printing; and (b) displaying, on a display screen in... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120307289 - Printer identification using custom sounds: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates use of a printing system. The system includes a print server and a printer. The print server may identify a custom sound associated with a user of the printing system and provide the custom sound to the printer. The printer may then... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120307303 - Printing apparatus, web server, printing system, and computer readable recording medium stored with program for web server: A printing apparatus for conducting direct printing from a client computer via a web browser, having a storage unit 13 and 16 stores print setting information and a URL associated with the print setting information, and a job control unit 12 reads from the storage unit the print setting information... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120307298 - Printing system, printer and print request control server: A printing system includes: a given wireless terminal having a print request unit that sends a print request including an identifier and a print target, the wireless terminal being identified by the identifier; a print request control server having a print request receiving unit that receives the print request and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120307294 - Printing system, service processing method, and storage medium: A printing system includes a web application of a server apparatus to respond to a browser of a client apparatus and provides a print service to the client apparatus by controlling first and second data processing apparatuses in charge of the print service. The server apparatus requests the first data... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307288 - Printing using a platform-independent driver: In one or more embodiments, a print server can publish, to client devices, capabilities and configurations of one or more print devices utilizing a device-independent “personality.” Client devices can then use an associated device-independent print driver to select print job settings and record print job content for a particular print... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120307292 - Proxy server transmitting image data to outputting device: In a proxy device, the processor functions as a requesting unit, and a sending unit. When the receiving unit receives, from the terminal device, reservation data including reservation instruction data that instructs making a reservation to output the image by the outputting device and first outputting-device identification data for identifying... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307306 - Server apparatus that enables easy use of image input apparatus, information processing apparatus, methods of controlling the apparatuses, control program, and storage medium: An arrangement for enabling a user to easily use an image input apparatus. A server apparatus capable of communicating with an information processing apparatus creates a list of image input apparatuses found through a search by the information processing apparatus, and provides the list to the same. The server apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307305 - System and method to print documents and images that are not natively supported by the printer: A system for printing comprising a plurality of local printer applications operating on a processor, each configured to render a single associated file type for printing. A print through server application operating on the processor and configured to transmit a print job to an external processor for rendering. A system... Agent:

20120307304 - Systems and methods for on-site printing of custom articles: This invention relates to the on-site creation of custom articles. Systems and methods of the invention are provided for receiving personalized artwork such as digitally-input freehand drawings and printing the artwork on-site and substantially immediately onto articles of apparel, merchandise, and the like.... Agent: 360brandvision, LLC

20120307311 - Image copying method and device: The disclosure discloses an image copying method, which includes the steps of: copying, an image to be copied, to a destination address line by line, in the case of the image to be copied having a width of one pixel; copying, the image to be copied, to the destination address... Agent: Zte Corporation

20120307310 - Image forming apparatus, method for data management, and storage medium: While one print job is in process, a determination is made whether reusable data reusable by another print job is under access control. If the reusable data is determined to be under access control, the reusable data is stored such that it is not reusable by another print job. If... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307309 - Image forming system, information forming apparatus, and computer readable medium: An image forming system includes a first storage unit that stores identification information and storage information with the identification information mapped to the storage information, the identification information identifying a user, the storage information indicating a storage location where image data corresponding to the identification information is stored, an identifying... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120307261 - Print control device, print control system, and recording medium: A print control device includes a prohibition determination unit, when a first sheet size of a sheet stored in a printing device is different from a second sheet size designated by an operator, preventing, when determining that the second sheet size of the sheet can be generated by cutting the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120307262 - Printing control program product, printing control apparatus, and printing system: A printing control program product is disclosed, which causes a computer to function as a printer control unit; a printing conditions control processing unit; and an overall control unit which, for a printing job with a determined result of not matching, when a size of a sheet onto which printing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120307263 - Network printer and printing method using same: A printing method, comprising: determining whether or not a printer is capable of executing a printing command sent from a user terminal to the printer through a first communication channel; requesting a cloud computer through a second communication channel to provide an information needed to execute the printing command if... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307268 - Automatic generation of print data for print jobs based on available media attributes: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that performs a print job. During operation, the system obtains one or more available media attributes, including a media size, a border size, and/or a media type, from a printer associated with the print job. Next, the system provides the available media attributes to... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120307267 - Capability-based configuration of print jobs: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that performs a print job. During operation, the system obtains a printing context for the print job, including a content type associated with the print job and a regional setting. The regional setting may be associated with the application, an operating system, and/or a... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120307273 - Image forming apparatus and method: A generation unit is configured to generate a plurality of pieces of chromatic color material data, for each color positioned at a surface of a dark portion in a color gamut that can be reproduced using a black color material and the plurality of chromatic color materials, in such a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307269 - Image forming apparatus, image drawing processing method, software program, and storage medium: An image forming apparatus includes a drawing process controller and a hardware processor useable for drawing processes. In a first drawing process, print data including main image data input-able to the image forming apparatus is processed to convert the main image data to output-able data of the image forming apparatus... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120307270 - Image processing apparatus and color conversion table generating method: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of color conversion tables for color-separation-limited printing. Using a color conversion table for color-separation-limited printing, a piece of input color information corresponding to chromatic color within a specified applying hue range for a specified specific color is converted into a piece of output... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20120307265 - Presentation-based quality determination: A solution for evaluating a printing configuration for an electronic document in which one or more presentation attributes of a physical reproduction (e.g., a printed copy) of the electronic document are considered. A perceived quality of the physical reproduction of the electronic document can be determined using a set of... Agent:

20120307271 - Printing method and printing processor for color images: A specific gamut of colors extending a reproduction range of colors in a color space is set to make for any ink color belonging to the specific gamut a conversion from CMYK dot pattern data into numbers of ink drops to be discharged from an inkjet head, using as a... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20120307272 - Printing system, partner selecting method, and storage medium: A printing system includes a first storage part storing printing partners correlated with respective predetermined printing fields and respective printing quality evaluation degrees; a second storage part storing distribution partners correlated with respective delivery quality evaluation degrees; a printing partner selecting part configured to select a single printing partner whose... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20120307264 - Providing a profile to emulate a color map: A profile combines at least the following: a color map between device-dependent color spaces, a first output profile that characterizes a mapping between a color space of a first output device being emulated and a device-independent color space, and a second output profile that characterizes a mapping between a color... Agent:

20120307266 - Three color neutral axis control in a printing device: A color printing method includes converting source color data to intermediate color data represented in a device independent color space using a first multidimensional gamut mapping of the first device dependent color space to the device independent color space. The device independent color space has a neutral color component. The... Agent: Zoran Corporation

20120307312 - Image forming apparatus and method, and image processing apparatus and method: A generation unit is configured to generate a black color material data and the plurality of pieces of chromatic color material data, for a color positioned at a surface of a dark portion in a color gamut that can be reproduced using a black color material and the plurality of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307313 - Threshold matrix generating method, image data generating method, image data generating apparatus, image recording apparatus and recording medium: In a matrix area, a plurality of linear areas each of which extends in a tilt direction tilted relatively to row and column directions are arranged in a direction perpendicular to the tilt direction without spaces, and the plurality of linear areas are alternatively assigned to first and second element... Agent: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.

20120307314 - Sheet sorting device and sheet sorting method: According to an embodiment, a first discharging unit and a second discharging unit discharge a sheet. A first conveying path extends from a scanning unit to the first discharging unit. A second conveying path branches off from the first conveying path at a branch point of the first conveying path... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120307315 - Multi-recipient facsimile communications: The present specification discloses a fax machine with routines for generating more than one cover sheet for a single fax job, where the cover sheets are different. The cover sheets are generated by providing a display which includes a first recipient input area for identifying a first recipient and a... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120307316 - Autonomous portable scanners: Battery-powered portable scanner, comprising: a scanning unit for scanning documents and forming digital representations thereof; a processor, communicatively connected to the scanning unit and provided for controlling the scanning operation; at least a first embedded storage capabilities, each of which is communicatively connected to the processor and each of which... Agent: I.r.i.s.

20120307317 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus includes a light source device, a reader, a plurality of strip-shaped density reference members, and a shading corrector. The plurality of strip-shaped density reference members that extend along main scanning direction. The plurality of strip-shaped density reference members are separately disposed in at least three positions... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120307318 - Document reading apparatus: A document reading apparatus includes a document positioning plate on which a document is placed, an image-forming unit configured to cause a light from the document to form an image, a reading unit configured to receive the light from the document which has passed through the image-forming unit, a supporting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307320 - Image forming apparatus: Image forming apparatus that forms an electrostatic latent image on a surface of a photosensitive member with a laser beam, including a generation unit configured to generate a high-speed clock and a low-speed clock mutually different in frequency, a scanning unit configured to perform scanning of the laser beam in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307319 - Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus provided with the same: The image reading apparatus includes an LED, a light guiding body, and a photoelectric conversion element. The light guiding body has a plurality of prisms for diffusing light. The plurality of prisms includes: at least one first prism that is disposed on an incident surface side in the main scanning... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20120307321 - Image reader: An image reader is provided, which includes a first light emitting unit emitting light toward a first side of a document sheet in a predetermined reading area, a second light emitting unit emitting light toward a second side of the document sheet in the predetermined reading area, a first light... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307322 - Image reading apparatus: An apparatus is provided capable of guiding regular reflected light from a reading surface to a reflecting mirror when light is irradiated from two directions from light sources to the reading surface, and is suitable to read a gloss image. The light sources for irradiating light to the reading surface... Agent: Nisca Corporation

20120307323 - Imaging system, solid-state imaging device for the imaging system, and method for manufacturing the solid-state imaging device for the imaging system: Certain embodiments provide an imaging system including a light guiding member supported on a circuit substrate so as to be capable of lighting an object, an optical image-forming member and a solid-state imaging device. The optical image-forming member is arranged on the circuit substrate so as to have an optical... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120307324 - Compact multi-functional scanning apparatus with retractable flatbed scanner: A compact multi-functional scanning apparatus includes a sheet-fed scanner, a casing and a flatbed scanner. The casing is attached to the sheet-fed scanner and has a recess. The flatbed scanner is movable between a retracted position within the recess and a deployed position outside the recess. In the deployed position... Agent:

20120307325 - Image scanning device, image forming device, and method for correcting pixel value for pixel corresponding to position of rod lens array joint: An image scanning device has an image sensor including a plurality of arrayed light receiving elements; a light source for shining light upon a scanning object; a lens unit for guiding reflected light from a scanning object to the image sensor and having a plurality of rod lens arrays, in... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

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