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Machine Operation

Machine Operation patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

05/29/14 - 20140147154 - System-speed switchable image forming device
An image forming device switches a system speed when assignment of a license has been accepted, and stores switching information of the system speed. The image forming device performs two-stage image stabilization for determining a setting value of a parameter relating to an image formation process of the image forming...

05/01/14 - 20140119765 - Image forming apparatus capable of shortening time required for start-up, control method therefor, and storage medium
An image forming apparatus which, to the extent possible, prevents an operation for protecting a printer engine from being uncompleted before power to the printer engine is shut down due to cancellation of a process that should be carried out by the printer engine. When a predetermined time period has...

03/06/14 - 20140064771 - Image forming apparatus
In a main controller of an image forming apparatus, the status renewing-and-notifying unit (a) obtains statuses from a queue, and store status values at addresses corresponding to status IDs in a first status storage unit; (b) notifies a component of both of a objective status and a dependent status either...

02/27/14 - 20140056607 - Image forming apparatus, image forming system, application installation method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium encoded with application installation program
An image forming apparatus includes an internal control portion operable, in response to input of an internal command, to perform processing predetermined for the internal command in accordance with a parameter set for a setting item corresponding to the internal command, an application executing portion to execute an application program,...

02/06/14 - 20140037317 - Printer
A printer includes: a printing unit; a processor; and memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, causing the printer to perform operations comprising: shifting from a power supply mode to a power saving mode in case that a shift condition from the power supply mode to the power...

01/30/14 - 20140029969 - Printing device and control method
The present invention relates to a printing device comprising, a storage unit configured, before the printing device is turn off, to store information according to a state of the printing device, and a control unit configured, after the printing device is turn on, to control so that the printing device...

01/02/14 - 20140003831 - Image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same
Provided is an image forming apparatus including: a print unit; an instruction unit for giving an instruction to start a printing operation; and a print control unit for controlling the printing operation according to the instruction to start the printing operation from the instruction unit, in which, when there is...

12/19/13 - 20130336672 - Connector for heater, fixing apparatus and image forming apparatus
An image fixing apparatus includes a heater including a substrate, a first electrode provided on one side of the substrate and a second electrode provided on the other side of the substrate; and a connector, connected with the heater, for receiving electric power, the connector including an electrically insulative housing,...

09/19/13 - 20130243467 - Image forming apparatus, energy saving control method, and medium
An image forming apparatus includes a UI application that configures functions supported in an energy saving mode and in a normal mode, an energy saving memory control service that manages settings of the configured functions supported in the energy saving mode, and a filtering service that filters external access to...

08/15/13 - 20130209132 - Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium
The present invention provides an image processing apparatus for performing a process of transiting to a power-off state or sleep state in accordance with the connected state of an interface, a control method thereof, and a storage medium. To accomplish this, if a condition for changing the power state of...

07/04/13 - 20130170850 - Power supply device performing voltage conversion
In a power supply device, the controller outputs a control signal specifying a voltage value. The voltage conversion unit converts a first voltage to a second voltage in response to a control signal specifying a voltage value output from the controller. The voltage conversion unit converts the first voltage to...

06/20/13 - 20130156457 - Image forming apparatus and image forming method
An image forming apparatus includes an engine configured to perform image formation; an engine control unit configured to control the engine; an apparatus control unit configured to control the whole of the apparatus; a storage unit; and a state management unit configured to set the apparatus to a power-saving mode...

05/23/13 - 20130129371 - Image forming apparatus
When a pre-rotation sequence is started at a time at which a print-start notification command is transmitted, in the case where a predicted time period is longer than a time period taken to perform the pre-rotation sequence, an appropriate FPOT is not realized. To determine whether the pre-rotation sequence can...

04/11/13 - 20130089351 - Management apparatus that manages a plurality of image forming apparatuses, management system, and method of controlling management apparatus
A management apparatus that enhances efficiency of maintenance work of a plurality of image forming apparatuses. An apparatus management server is connected to a plurality of image forming apparatuses via a network. Each image forming apparatus includes a storage unit for storing information indicative of wear levels of members for...

12/27/12 - 20120328319 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section that forms an image on a recording material; an image reading device that is disposed above the image forming section, and reads an image on an original; a connecting section that is disposed at either one of end sides of an...

08/30/12 - 20120219313 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a unit, which is detachably attachable to a main body of the apparatus and has a portion to be detected, and a detecting device which detects the portion to be detected in the unit. It is determined that the unit is in an unused state...

08/09/12 - 20120201560 - Apparatus and method for destroying an encoder wheel
Image recording devices, such as electrophotographic devices, laser printers, copiers, and fax machines, often have a cartridge that utilizes an encoder wheel assembly in addition to or instead of a chip for determining toner load. It may be desirable to alter the encoder wheel or part of the cartridge, either...

05/31/12 - 20120134703 - Image forming apparatus including chip having engine processor and basic processor
An image forming apparatus including a chip having an engine processor and a basic processor includes an image forming unit which has an image forming engine and forms an image of given image data, an engine processor to control a driving of the image forming engine, and a basic processor...

05/31/12 - 20120134704 - Image forming apparatus including chip having engine processor and basic processor
An image forming apparatus including a chip having an engine processor and a basic processor includes an image forming unit which has an image forming engine and forms an image of given image data, an engine processor to control a driving of the image forming engine, and a basic processor...

03/01/12 - 20120051776 - Method and system for adjusting print pricing on selectively varying operating speed
The present disclosure provides systems and methods for selectively varying the operating speed of an image-forming apparatus. The method includes selecting an identifier specifying a desired operating speed for executing a job on the image-forming apparatus. The method includes configuring the image-forming apparatus with the desired operating speed upon verification...

10/27/11 - 20110262171 - Printing device having correcting function
A correction unit executes a correcting function for measuring at least one of position and density of a test image in response to a correction instruction and correcting an operation setting of a printing unit based on the measurement result. Print data includes correction requiring data that is required to...

09/29/11 - 20110236049 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus including: a memory unit to store various pieces of information; and a control unit to execute backup control to store information stored in the memory unit into an external memory device and to make the image forming apparatus shift from an operating state to a predetermined...

07/21/11 - 20110176825 - Image forming system, and control apparatus, control method and storage medium therefor
An image forming system capable of immediately responding to a job command given by a user, reducing power consumption, and preventing the service life of component parts from being adversely affected. In a case where no printing is to be performed, a main controller of the image forming system controls...

07/14/11 - 20110170892 - Drive transmission device and image forming apparatus including same
A drive transmission device including at least one drive source, a drive transmission member, and a drive gear train. The drive transmission member includes an engaging part that engages a first rotary body provided within a unit detachably attachable to an image forming apparatus and a gear part that engages...

06/30/11 - 20110158673 - Printing apparatus, printing method, and computer-readable storage medium for implementing the printing method
A printing apparatus connected to another printing apparatus to feed sheets to the another printing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive, from another printing apparatus, stop detection information regarding timing of a printing stop in another printing apparatus, and a control unit configured to feed sheets for performing...

01/27/11 - 20110020025 - Image forming system
An image forming system is provided with an Image Forming Operation Unit, an Air Cleaning Operation Unit, a power source, and a Control Unit. The Control Unit has a coordinated OFF control function of coordinating a first power supply OFF control for turning off power supply from the power source...

12/30/10 - 20100329723 - Image forming apparatus, method of controlling the same, and program
This invention provides an image forming apparatus which performs sleep control for a shift to the sleep mode for each function and provides a user-friendly operation system, and a method of controlling the same. To accomplish this, the image forming apparatus sets a shift time until a power state of...

12/23/10 - 20100322661 - Print output system, print control apparatus, and method for the same
A system, a control apparatus, a control method and a computer program are provided which are configured to control a printing output in response to characteristics of a printing apparatus when a plurality of printing apparatuses has different characteristics. A host computer acquires apparatus information including characteristics information indicating the...

12/16/10 - 20100316405 - Image forming apparatus, return processing method, and program
An image forming apparatus, which has a plurality of operation modes with different power supply conditions, includes an electric-energy accumulating unit for calculating electric energy consumption in a current operation mode; a return-time calculating unit for calculating a return time taken for the image forming apparatus to return from an...

04/29/10 - 20100104311 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus is swung with a stopper which is swingable simultaneously with a switching member, and which allows rotation of an output gear by being disengaged from the output gear with a swinging movement of the switching member to an ON side, and which stops the rotation of...

01/28/10 - 20100021197 - Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus capable of toggling between image formation mode and energy conservation mode, the image formation mode allowing image formation on a recording medium, and the energy conservation mode having power consumption lower than that of the image formation mode, the image forming apparatus including: a constantly-energized portion...

12/24/09 - 20090317118 - Image forming apparatus
A color printer of the invention is controlled to select DC motors needed to be newly activated according to a print mode when a print job occurs, determine an activation start time of each selected DC motor by sequentially going back activation times stored in relation to the selected DC...

11/26/09 - 20090290895 - Method for print engine synchronization
A print engine synchronization method enables the movement of a first print engine dielectric support member (DSM) having one or more image frames as well as the movement of a second print engine DSM having one or more image frames by monitoring a first frame signal from the moving first...

11/26/09 - 20090290896 - Print engine synchronization system and apparatus
A print engine synchronization system apparatus enables the movement of a first print engine dielectric support member (DSM) having one or more image frames as well as the movement of a second print engine DSM having one or more image frames by monitoring a first frame signal from the moving...

11/19/09 - 20090285594 - Image forming apparatus
A process unit is removably attached inside a main body of an image forming apparatus. The process unit includes a casing and a latent image carrier housed inside the casing. The latent image carrier can rotate in a forward direction and a reverse direction. An ID chip is provided in...