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Detail of medium positioning (e.g., movement to or from presentation location of medium, etc.)

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358100100 - STATIC PRESENTATION PROCESSING (E.G., PROCESSING DATA FOR PRINTER, ETC.)

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20110188061IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMATION SYSTEM - An image formation apparatus includes: media containers each of which can contain therein media, an image formation unit to form an image on one or more media based on image data; a media feed unit to feed the media from one of the media containers to the image formation unit; a computation unit configured to calculate a remaining time to complete the image-forming on the media of an instructed quantity, based on a feed time per medium and a print time per medium; and an image formation condition change detector configured to detect a change of image formation conditions. When the change of the image formation conditions is detected, the computation unit calculates the remaining time, based on the feed time per medium and the print time per medium after the change of the image formation conditions.08-04-2011
20080259373Recording Apparatus, Recording Data Generating Apparatus, Program, and Data Structure - A recording apparatus includes a feeding device for feeding a recording medium, recording heads arranged along a feeding direction and extending in a direction orthogonal to the feeding direction, and a control unit for controlling the recording heads, and including storage for storing printing cycle data for printing cycles. For each printing cycle the printing cycle data includes head drive data and head identifying data identifying each head in a corresponding positional relationship with the recording medium in the feeding direction. As the recording medium advances in the feeding direction, the number of heads identified by the head identifying data in a printing cycle changes over time. Also, the apparatus includes a drive unit for reading the printing cycle data associated with a corresponding printing cycle and drives each head identified by the head identifying data based on the head drive data corresponding to the printing cycle data.10-23-2008
20110194131AUTOMATED POSITIONING OF PRINTED IMAGES - A method of calibrating a printing system for positioning at least one printed image, the printing system includes a first image bearing surface, the method includes: a) forming a background pattern and at least three fiducials on the first image bearing surface, wherein the background pattern is larger than a first printed image and the at least three fiducials are within an area formed by the first printed image; b) transferring a portion of the first printed image to a second image bearing surface; c) measuring a first residual image on the first image bearing surface, wherein the first residual image is a portion of the background pattern and the at least three fiducials remaining on the first image bearing surface after the step of transferring; and, d) calculating at least one calibration parameter for the printing system based on the measuring of the first residual image.08-11-2011
20130077110PRINTING SYSTEM AND PRINTING METHOD - A multi-function peripheral generates, in the case of executing print processing for inserting paper that separates a first sheet on which printing is performed by a first print job and a second sheet on which printing is performed by a second print job that is executed after the first print job, print data including charging information of the first print job or the second print job, and executes print processing for printing on the inserting paper the generated print data, thereby inserting paper for separating sheets on which printing is performed by different print jobs is not only used as merely inserting paper, but utilized effectively as a business document, so that assortment and shipment preparation of printed sheets are facilitated, while clerical work such as recording of expenses is performed promptly and precisely.03-28-2013
20130077111Image Forming Apparatus For Displaying Guidance - According to one embodiment, a display device includes a detecting section configured to detect information concerning a sheet, a control section configured to set image guidance according to a result of the detection by the detecting section, and a display section configured to display the image guidance set by the control section.03-28-2013
20130077109PRINTING SYSTEM, PRINTING SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - To provide a printing system for selecting a sheet storage unit to be used in printing by ignoring a grouping setting set to the sheet storage unit in a case where a print job in which a sheet size is designated is received.03-28-2013
20130033715Image Recording Apparatus - An image recording apparatus includes: a recording portion; a sheet conveyor; a detector; and a controller configured to control the sheet conveyor to stop a first-attribute sheet in a state in which the sheet conveyor is nipping the first-attribute sheet when the detector has detected that the first-attribute sheet reaches an first-attribute-sheet stopping position; and to control the sheet conveyor to stop a second-attribute sheet in a state in which the sheet conveyor is nipping the second-attribute sheet when the detector has detected that the second-attribute sheet reaches an second-attribute-sheet stopping position which is located on an upstream side of the first-attribute-sheet stopping position in the conveying direction.02-07-2013
20120262745PRINTING SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF IMAGE FORMING APPARATUSES CONNECTED WITH EACH OTHER, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - The printing system is configured so that a sheet discharge unit of a first image forming apparatus is connected to a sheet feeding unit of a second image forming apparatus, and a sheet on which an image is formed by the first image forming apparatus is supplied to the second image forming apparatus changes order of image formation so that data to be printed on the same side is printed on the same side.10-18-2012
20130083336IMAGE SCANNING DEVICE - An image scanning device includes a scanning unit configured to scan, at a scanning position, an image of a document, a first discharge portion, a second discharge portion, a conveying unit configured to selectively convey the document along a first conveying path from the scanning position to the first discharge portion, and along a second conveying path from the scanning position to the second discharge portion, a driving unit configured to generate a driving force for driving the conveying unit, and a cover member configured to receive the driving force generated by the driving unit such that the cover member moves between a closed position for covering the second discharge portion and an open position for exposing the second discharge portion.04-04-2013
20120182566PRINTING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PRINTING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - When a user sets, through an operation unit, an inspection item of inspection processing which inspects a print state by reading image data by the image reading unit from a sheet output from a printer unit and conveyed by conveyance rollers, an inspection control unit of an inspection unit changes a sheet conveyance speed in the inspection unit and sheet feeding timing according to the inspection item. A print medium conveyance control unit controls drive of conveyance rollers according to the sheet conveyance speed and the sheet feeding timing.07-19-2012
20120182565INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a print instruction for printing a plurality of pages, a determination unit configured to determine whether a type of print paper designated by the print instruction is carbonless copy paper, and an assignment unit configured to assign to each of the plurality of pages, if the determination unit determines that the type of print paper designated by the print instruction is carbonless copy paper, carbonless copy paper with an attribute that corresponds to a position of each page within the plurality of pages.07-19-2012
20130070270PRINTING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTING DEVICE - A printing device includes a storage unit configured to store image data transferred from a high level device; a conveyance control unit configured to control conveyance of a printing medium and output a notification of a printable state when the printing medium is conveyed to reach a predetermined printable state; a printing unit configured to print the image data stored in the storage unit on the printing medium in response to the notification of the printable state output from the conveyance control unit; and a printing control unit configured to create print setting information including conveyance control information to control conveyance of the printing medium from printing information specified from the high level device and transmit the print setting information at least to the conveyance control unit. The conveyance control unit controls conveyance of the printing medium in accordance with the conveyance control information included in the print setting information.03-21-2013
20090091773Image Forming Device, and Method and Computer Readable Medium Therefor - An image forming device includes a rotational body carrying a sheet thereon, the rotational body including first regions defined thereon that begin with respective different phases on the rotational body, a forming unit forming an image on one of the rotational body and the sheet carried on the rotational body, a storage unit storing thereon information regarding positional deviations of images formed within each of the first regions, a region specifying unit that determines a variation of the positional deviations of the images within each of the first regions based upon the information stored and specifies one of the first regions based upon the determined variation, and a control unit controlling the forming unit to form an intended image of which an image forming position is corrected based upon the information stored, in the first region specified on the rotational body.04-09-2009
20090237695IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, POSITIONAL DEVIATION CORRECTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING POSITIONAL DEVIATION CORRECTION PROGRAM - A multicolor image forming apparatus includes an exposure unit to direct optical beams for optically writing different single-color images on image carriers, respectively, a pattern forming unit to form a positioning pattern on a transport member, a pattern detector to detect the positioning pattern, disposed above the transport member, a positional data detector disposed on a scanning line to detect positional data in a sub-scanning direction of the optical beams, an adjustment unit, and a storage unit. The adjustment unit detects positional deviations among the different single-color images based on detection results generated by both the pattern detector and the positional data detector, respectively, and then corrects the positional deviations. The storage unit stores as reference data the positional data in the sub-scanning direction of the optical beams detected when the positional deviations are corrected.09-24-2009
20090303512AUTOMATED 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 any of a variety of reasons, require special handling and thereby slow, possibly stop, the printing process. Automatically flattening print jobs before imposition and resolving media type definitions after imposition can remove the need for special handling and thereby increase printing efficiency.12-10-2009
20120236341RECORDING DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING A RECORDING DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Processes related to jobs received from a control device can be executed efficiently. An inkjet line printer 09-20-2012
20120236340IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISCHARGING SHEET IN THE SAME - Certain embodiments provide an image forming apparatus including: a main body configured to include a front surface and a rear surface; a printing section provided in the main body and configured to form an image on a sheet according to image data and print-output the sheet; an operation panel configured to include a panel surface for giving an operation input to the printing section; a moving mechanism configured to allow the operation panel to move with respect to the main body; and a rotating mechanism configured to rotate the operation panel about a vertical axis over an angle range including a first angle at which the panel surface faces the front direction and a second angle at which the panel surface faces the rear direction.09-20-2012
20120236339MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A management apparatus manages a plurality of image forming apparatuses as a connected unit, and receives failure information regarding failure that has been occurred from any one of the plurality of image forming apparatuses included in the connected unit. The management apparatus generates notification information indicating addressing processing for the failure occurred in the plurality of image forming apparatuses included in the connected unit based on the positional relationship among the plurality of image forming apparatuses and the type of the failure indicated by the received failure information, and notifies the generated notification information.09-20-2012
20120081726IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. An image information generator generates, in response to an instruction, print image information to print plural pieces of image information in parallel in plural columns. A division manager divides the print image information into regions, each region having a length equal to the greatest common divisor of lengths of the image information. A manager manages, every time a printing operation is performed, the regions subjected to the printing operation such that the regions are divided into print guaranteed regions and print non-guaranteed regions. A print restart region determining unit determines, upon detection of an occurrence of an abnormality during the printing operation, a print restart region after recovery from the abnormality is completed on the basis of the print guaranteed regions and the regions of the print image information.04-05-2012
20110279841MULTIFUNCTIONAL DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING MARKING LABELS - A multifunction device for prefabricating marking labels, having a top side configured to be printed on and a bottom side opposite the top side with a profiling, includes a printing device and at least one of a separating device and a perforation device. A feeder unit is configured to feed blank marking labels of a finite-length or endless material. A holder element including a recess is configured to receive the marking labels, including the profiling, so as to fix the marking labels in position during a passing over of the printing device and the at least one of the separating device and perforation device.11-17-2011
20110279840IMAGE READING DEVICE AND IMAGE READING METHOD - An image reading device includes a first conveying unit that sequentially feeds a plurality of media placed in a tray one by one in a conveying direction, a second conveying unit disposed downstream of the first conveying unit in the conveying direction and conveys a medium among the plurality of media fed by the first conveying unit in the conveying direction, and an imaging unit disposed downstream of the second conveying unit in the conveying direction. The imaging unit captures an image of the medium conveyed thereto and generates image data of the medium.11-17-2011
20130021632IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, PRINTER DRIVER PROGRAM, AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM - The image forming device of this invention includes a control unit and a storage unit. The control unit determines whether or not data for printing which has been inputted while the power save mode is being executed is data for printing to which a control command is appended that commands the reduction of electrical power consumption. If it is data for printing to which a control command is appended, then the control unit does not execute any image forming operation, but instead stores this data for printing with control command appended in the storage unit. However, if data for printing to which no control command is appended is inputted, then the control unit changes over to the operating mode and, after having performed image forming operation for this data for printing to which no control command is appended, performs image forming operation for that data for printing with control command appended within the storage unit, which has the same identification information as the data for printing to which no control command is appended.01-24-2013
20110141506INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a decision unit for deciding whether or not each of physical pages of a document file is unprintable based on whether or not an inserter is designated as a paper feed unit, a determination unit for determining whether or not printing of a document is designated for the physical page that is decided as an unprintable page by the decision unit, and a preview display unit for displaying a preview image that can discriminate the physical page determined that printing of the document is designated by the determination unit from the other pages.06-16-2011
20090168088Active electronic media device packaging - Active packaging for supplying power, data, or both power and data to an electronic media device while the device is housed within the active packaging is provided. The active packaging may include one or more electrical traces in-molded or printed onto the packaging that couple to a suitable connector on the device. Power may also be provided via one or more wireless power techniques. Multiple active packages may be conductively stacked to transmit power, data, or both power and data to a row or stack or devices. POM sensors integrated with or attached to the device (or the active packaging itself) may detect various movement events. Coordinated and synchronized display effects may be presented while the devices are housed within the active packaging.07-02-2009
20120188571CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTROL APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A control method for a control apparatus includes obtaining an amount of a recording material applied on a first area of a sheet and an amount of a recording material applied on a second area of the sheet on the basis of image data recorded on the sheet stacked on a stacking unit; and performing control, in a case where a plurality of sheets are stacked on the stacking unit, so that a difference between a total amount of the recording material applied on the first area of the sheets and a total amount of the recording material applied on the second area of the sheets does not exceed a predetermined value on the basis of the obtained amount of the recording material. With this method, a limit of the number of stacked sheets is relieved while stability of the stacked sheets is maintained.07-26-2012
20090153891DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORED WITH PROCESSING PROGRAM - In merging the printing data of the merger source to the printing data of the merger destination, the setting information concerning the tab sheets are identified from the both printing data and the aligning process is executed for aligning the tab setting information of the both printing data. For example, the tab positions are changed and aligned in such a way that the tab positions vary sequentially from the start side of pages.06-18-2009
20090153890MEDIUM SUPPLYING UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A medium supplying unit of an image forming apparatus includes: a cassette frame; a loading plate which is movably coupled to the cassette frame, and which supports a printing medium thereon; a pickup roller which picks up the printing medium from the loading plate; and a loading plate moving unit which causes the loading plate between a knock up state in which the loading plate located to allow the printing medium can be picked up by the pickup roller and a knock down state in which the loading plate is separated from the pickup roller, the loading plate moving unit causing the loading plate to move during when the loading plate is in the knock down state so as to reduce the occurrence of multiple sheets of printing media being picked up and supplied.06-18-2009
20100091311IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, PRINT JOB PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus which makes it possible to perform image forming processing and post-processing efficiently. A job controller divides a single print job into a plurality of print jobs according to the processing capability of a post-processing apparatus. A print controller causes a printer section to perform sequential operations according to the split print jobs, to print form a plurality of set of printed sheet bundles. The sets of sheet bundles formed in association with the respective print jobs and stacked on a stacker by the operation of the print controller are sequentially brought to the post-processing apparatus, and the post-processing apparatus sequentially performs post-processing on the supplied sets of sheet bundles.04-15-2010
20090279114PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, PRINTING SYSTEM, PRINT CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A print control apparatus controls a color multifunction printer (MFP) having a print unit and a paper ejecting unit, and a post-press section including a nearline finisher having a feeding unit and a post processing unit and including a post-press server controlling the finisher. The print control apparatus performs control as follows: The print unit is controlled to print content included in a job together with a job ticket and to print information included in the job ticket on the upper surface thereof. The paper ejecting unit is controlled to eject the job ticket using a determined paper ejection method so as to be placed on top of the printed media on which the content has been printed, in a state in which the printed media are stacked.11-12-2009
20110170126IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - In a case that it is determined that a first feeding unit is not ready to feed upon designation of a first print job that requires air feeding, start of the first print job is waited until the first feeding unit is ready to feed. In a case that a second print job that requires roll feeding is accepted during waiting for the first print job, the second print job is executed, and the first print job that requires air feeding is executed after completion of the second print job.07-14-2011
20110170125OPTICAL READING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR AN OPTICAL READING DEVICE, AND PROGRAM - The length of the process from capturing an image by an optical reading unit to discharging the medium is shortened, and throughput improved. A media transportation mechanism conveys a medium to be scanned. An optical reader disposed to the medium transportation path optically reads the conveyed medium. A storage unit stores the captured image. A transmission unit reads and transmits the captured image stored in the storage unit to another device. A discharge control unit discharges the medium while the captured image is being transmitted to the other device after the optical reader finishes scanning the medium.07-14-2011
20090262378Image Modification for Improved Printing and Cutting of the Image - Preparing an image for printing and/or cutting of a material comprising the image. An original image may be received. Versions of the image may be drawn over the original image. The versions of the image may be translated relative to the original image, but the original image may be unmodified with respect to any overlapping portions of the versions of the image. Drawing the versions of the image over the original image may produce a modified image. The modified image may be stored and may be usable for printing and/or cutting.10-22-2009
20100134815Printing a List on a Print Medium - A system for printing a list on a print medium is disclosed. The system has a device which has a sensor module for sensing a print media identifier coded on a surface of the print medium, and a printer module for printing the list on the print medium. The system further has a means for storing the list in association with the print medium identifier in a database. The list is retrievable from the database using the print media identifier.06-03-2010
20110222089Continuous paper duplex printer and printing method - In a continuous paper duplex printer, during duplex printing, a printer controller provides image data for odd-numbered and even numbered pages to front surface and back surface image processing apparatuses respectively, and a printing engine prints an image of an odd-numbered page on the front of continuous paper and parallelly forms an image of an even-numbered page different from an even-numbered page subsequent to the odd-numbered page on the back of the front of the continuous paper based on the image data processed by the processing apparatuses. In the continuous paper duplex printer, during single sided printing, the printer controller provides image data for odd-numbered and even numbered pages to the processing apparatuses, but when the image data is provided to one of the processing apparatuses, blank page image data or a blank page instruction is provided to another one of the processing apparatuses.09-15-2011
20100271647PRINT SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A print system executes an inline-job that performs printing by a print apparatus on sheets fed from a sheet feeding unit and post-processing by a post-processing apparatus on the sheets printed by the print apparatus and executes an offline-job that performs post-processing by the post-processing apparatus without performing printing by the print apparatus on sheets fed from a sheet feeding unit. The print system determines whether or not the inline-job and the offline-job can be executed in parallel, controls such that the inline-job and the offline-job are executed in parallel in a case where it is determined that the inline-job and the offline-job can be executed in parallel, and receives the off-line job and performs the received off-line job after execution of the inline-job has been completed in a case where it is determined that the inline-job and the offline-job can not be executed in parallel.10-28-2010
20100141975IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus including a control section which detects an offset of a recording sheet being conveyed, the offset being in a main scanning direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the recording sheet; performs an offset regulation control which adjusts a main scanning direction image area signal in accordance with the offset; and forms a patch at a non-transfer area on an image carrier, wherein the control section performs a first control based on the offset of the recording sheet for the offset regulation control while a sub scanning direction image area signal is active for image forming on the recording sheet, and performs a second control for the offset regulation control while the image area signal in the sub scanning direction is inactive.06-10-2010
20090161135Image forming apparatus - An image forming apparatus including a printing unit which prints an image on paper, an exit path which connects an exit of the printing unit to an exit member which pushes the paper outside of the printing unit, a plurality of guide members which are arranged widthwise of the paper, each guide member having a first guide side which guides the paper coming out of the printing unit along the exit path, wherein each guide member is installed to be movable such that the first guide side rotates when the first guide side contacts the paper which comes out of the printing unit, and returns to its original position after the paper completely passes through the printing unit.06-25-2009
20120069365PRINTING QUALITY INSPECTION APPARATUS - This invention discloses a printing quality inspection apparatus including a light irradiation device, an image capture device, a diffusely reflecting plate, and a determination device. When a member to be printed is a first sheet member, light emitted by the light irradiation device is diffusely reflected by the first sheet member and enters the image capture device. When the member to be printed is a second sheet member, the light emitted by the light irradiation device is diffusely reflected by the diffusely reflecting plate, is specularly reflected by the second sheet member, and enters the image capture device.03-22-2012
20090141298Image Forming Device, and Method and Computer Readable Medium Therefor - An image forming device includes a main body casing, a cover configured to be openable and closable with respect to the main body casing, a sensing unit configured to sense an opening-closing operation of the cover, a forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet, a detecting unit configured to perform a detecting operation to detect a deviation of an image forming position of the image to be formed by the forming unit, an accepting unit configured to accept a print request, and a control unit configured to control the detecting unit to perform the detecting operation in response to the print request being accepted when the sensing unit senses an opening-closing operation of the cover after execution of a previous detecting operation, and thereafter to control the forming unit to form the image in the image forming position corrected to cancel the deviation detected in the detecting operation.06-04-2009
20090213402PRINT MEDIA INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present invention relates to a novel interactive information system which can be used to make a traditional print medium such as a magazine, “interactive”. When the traditional print medium is placed on a print media receiving unit in a predetermined position, a user can interact with the traditional print medium. Printed matter elements on the printed medium can be made “selectable” by the user.08-27-2009
20090244581COOLING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A cooling apparatus includes: a stacker vessel in which a medium having a fixed visible image is ejected and stacked; and an eddy flow generating device that is arranged in an upper portion of the stacker vessel, and generates an eddy flow which flows along a surface of the medium transported into the stacker vessel to make an eddy and cools the medium.10-01-2009
20090086236Image Forming Device, and Method and Computer Readable Medium Therefor - An image forming device includes a sheet carrying body carrying a sheet thereon in a predetermined direction, a pattern selecting unit selecting one of a plurality of patterns that includes a first pattern and a second pattern, the first pattern including a plurality of marks aligned at intervals of a predetermined distance within a first range, the second pattern including a plurality of marks aligned at intervals of a predetermined distance within a second range shorter than the first range, a forming unit configured to form the selected pattern on the sheet carrying body and form an image on the sheet being carried on the sheet carrying body, a deviation determining unit determining a positional deviation of the image based upon the pattern formed, and a correcting unit performing positional deviation correction for the image to be formed on the sheet based upon the positional deviation determined.04-02-2009
20110222090IMAGE READING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING METHOD AND IMAGE READING SYSTEM - To keep track of which process each process job currently exits and when it comes in own charge or which job must be processed, it is necessary to use a workflow system on a PC, and this necessitates to move back and force between the PC and the apparatus, thereby leading to the deterioration of the operational efficiency. An object of the invention is to provide a system in which the apparatus and the workflow server are connected, and by moving forward the processing by using the operation unit of the apparatus, the workflow of the operator in the centralized copy room and the print center of the company can be smoothly moved forward.09-15-2011
20110222087PRINT ORIENTATION OF DOCUMENTS BASED ON DEVICE SENSOR OUTPUT - This is directed to defining the orientation in which a document is printed from the orientation of the device on which the document is displayed. In particular, some electronic devices can have limited user interfaces that do not provide for a simple or elegant interface for defining print settings. To overcome limitations in a displayed user interface, the orientation of an electronic device can be used to define the print orientation of a displayed document. In particular, a motion-sensing component of an electronic device can determine whether the electronic device display is in a portrait or landscape orientation, and define the page orientation of the displayed document to match the determined device orientation. The electronic device can then transmit the document, in the defined page orientation, to a printer system for printing in the desired page orientation.09-15-2011
20090103123Label data creating apparatus, label data creating method, and computer program product - In a case wherein a rolled sheet loaded in a tape printer is a non-fixed length rolled sheet, the CPU of the computer device displays a layout edit window which is set to a free length print mode on a display screen of a display. If the free length/fixed length switch button is clicked with a mouse for setting to a fixed length print mode, the CPU displays the layout edit window which is set to the fixed length print mode on the display screen of the display.04-23-2009
20090251716PRINTING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE PRINTING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A printing apparatus which is capable of appropriately discharging extra tab sheets, without placing the burden of removing the extra tab sheets on a user even in the case of attaching tab sheets into sheets to be subjected to reverse-order printing. An MFP controller determines a number of tab sheets to be attached to one copy of the printout of a print job. After causing discharge of extra tab sheets corresponding in number to a difference between the determined number and a number of tab sheets forming one set are discharged, the MFP causes the printout of the print job to be discharged starting with an N-th sheet.10-08-2009
20120194835IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF THE SAME - When a sheet P is jammed after start of a print job, it is determined whether an automatic resumption mode for automatically resuming the print job is set. When a determination result of this determination is affirmative, the print job is resumed after the jam is released. When the determination result is negative, the print job is stopped.08-02-2012
20120194834PRINTING CONTROL PROGRAM, PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A printing control program is disclosed which causes a computer to function as a calculating unit; a page data generating unit which generates page data for outputting unused tab sheets; a job data generating unit which generates one job data set into which a first data job set and a second data set are combined, the first job data set being for outputting a printed output to a first sheet-discharging destination based on manuscript submission data and the second job data set being for outputting the unused tab sheet to a second sheet-discharging destination based on the page data; and a job data transmitting unit which transmits the one job data set to a job management unit which causes information on job data to be displayed on a display apparatus.08-02-2012
20100165371IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - When multiple-size double-side printing in an APS mode has been selected, a system CPU first reads an original which corresponds to a second side of a paper sheet, prints data of the original on the second side of the paper sheet having the same size as the original, and stacks the paper sheet on an automatic double-side unit. Subsequently, the system CPU reads an original which corresponds to a first side of the paper sheet and prints data of the original on the first side of the paper sheet stacked on the automatic double-side unit, thus completing the double-side printing. However, where the size of an original corresponding to a second side differs from the size of an original corresponding to a first side, single-side printing is effected. The original corresponding to the first side is read and data thereof is printed on a paper sheet having the same size as the original and the sheet is discharged (single-side printing). Then, the original corresponding to the first side is read and data thereof is printed on a paper sheet having the same size as the original and the sheet is discharged (single-side printing).07-01-2010
20100188678IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, PRINTING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - When executing the gradation lowering processing to a data area in the lower side in multi-valued print data 07-29-2010
20100177333Printing Apparatus, Printing Method and Printing Program - When an encoder (07-15-2010
20100238475IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS - An image recording apparatus includes a sheet feed tray, a sheet feed roller, an image recording unit, an output unit, a first conveying unit configured to convey a recording medium from the sheet feed tray to the output unit via the image recording unit, and a second conveying unit configured to return the recording medium, which has conveyed via the image recording unit, to the sheet feed tray. The image recording medium further includes an image memory configured to store image data to be recorded by the image recording unit and a controller configured to control the sheet feed roller, the image recording unit, the first conveying unit, and the second conveying unit to record the image on the recording medium. The controller is configured to control the sheet feed roller to start feeding a following recording medium subsequent to a preceding recording medium fed by the sheet feed roller irrespective of whether or not the image data for the following recording medium is stored in the image memory. The controller is further configured to, when it is determined that there is no image data stored therein, return the following recording medium to the sheet feed tray via the image recording unit and via the second conveying unit.09-23-2010
20100128295IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A problem of the present invention is to provide an image forming device which can minimize density unevenness due to interpolation processing. For solving the above problem, an image forming device according to the present invention is an image forming device including printing unit for printing an image by scanning a photosensitive body comprising correcting unit for correcting a position in which the image is printed, wherein the correcting unit outputs one of a data of a line of interest, a data of a line adjacent to the line of interest, and a data of an intermediate value between the line of interest and the line adjacent to the line of interest in accordance with a pixel shift amount and a main scan pixel position, and the printing unit scans the photosensitive body based upon the outputted data.05-27-2010
20090073475METHOD AND SYSTEM OF UTILIZING PRINT DEVICE CONSUMPTION INFORMATION FOR PRICING AND SERVICE - A method of providing a discount may include monitoring at least one resource via a communication network. A usage profile may be received from the at least one resource. The usage profile may include a measurement of consumption of a consumable over a period of time for the at least one resource. A first factor may be determined based on the usage profile. A second factor may be determined based on one or more of an ownership level and a participation level of the at least one resource. A discount for a future purchase may be provided based on the first factor and the second factor.03-19-2009
20090323094CONVEYING APPARATUS AND PRINTING APPARATUS - The apparatus comprising: a mechanism for moving an object; an information acquisition unit acquiring a driving amount information of the mechanism; a sensor for capturing a surface of the object; a processing section for processing a first image data and a second image data acquired by the sensor at different timings; and a control unit for controlling the mechanism, wherein: the processing section performs processings of: (a) cutting out an image pattern of a part of the first image data; (b) limiting a search range in the second image data within which a similar region similar to the image pattern is searched; (c) searching the similar region within the limited search range in the second image data; and (d) obtaining the moving information of the object based on a positional relation between the image pattern in the first image data and the similar region in the second image data.12-31-2009
20100302569IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image forming apparatus includes a direct-transfer control unit that causes a direct-transfer medium and a first image forming unit that forms a single-color image to transfer the single-color image onto either the direct-transfer medium or a transfer sheet; an indirect-transfer control unit that causes an intermediate transfer medium and a second image forming unit that forms a multi-color image to transfer the multi-color image onto the intermediate transfer medium; a secondary-transfer control unit that transfers the single-color image onto the intermediate transfer medium; a sensor that detects an image on the intermediate transfer medium; and a positional-alignment control unit that calculates, using the sensor, an amount of misalignment of the image and corrects, using a position of an image formed by the first image forming unit as a reference position, positions of images to be formed by the second image forming unit based on the calculated amount of misalignment.12-02-2010
20130135641IMAGE RECORDING DEVICE - A feeder feeds a first recording medium in a first direction. A curved guide guides the first recording medium fed by the feeder upward along a first path. An upper guide receives a leading edge of the first recording medium, guided by the curved guide, and guides the first recording medium in a second direction substantially opposite to the first direction. An insertion guide guides, along a second path, a second recording medium inserted from an opening. A conveying unit disposed downstream of the upper guide in the second direction conveys the first recording medium and the second recording medium to a recording unit which records an image on each recording medium supported by a supporting unit. A deflecting member has a surface inclined with respect to the second direction and deflects a leading edge of the second recording medium, guided by the insertion guide, upward toward the upper guide.05-30-2013
20130135642IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - The invention provides a technique which allows high-quality printing. An image processing apparatus for forming an image by executing N printing scans for a single region on a printing medium, comprises: a readout unit configured to read out image data of a region corresponding to a k-th printing scan from input image data; a print data generation unit configured to generate print data from the image data by halftone processing; and an obtaining unit configured to obtain position fluctuation information of dots in a preceding printing scan, wherein the readout unit controls a readout position of the region corresponding to the k-th printing scan in accordance with the position fluctuation information at the time of the preceding printing scan obtained by the obtaining unit.05-30-2013
20100315663PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS, PRINTING CONTROL METHOD, AND PRINTING CONTROL PROGRAM - A printing control apparatus for printing an image on a recording medium of a plurality of types of recording mediums set in any of a plurality of storage units by conveying the recording medium to a printing position includes a determination unit configured to determine a used amount for each type of recording medium, and a display control unit configured to display on a display device information for guiding a high usage type recording medium to be set in a storage unit which has a short conveyance distance to the printing position among the plurality of the storage units based on the used amounts determined by the determination unit.12-16-2010
20110032557PRINTING - A method of printing on both sides of a substrate (02-10-2011
20110026059METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING MEDIA THICKNESS IN A FEEDER SECTION OF AN IMAGE PRODUCTION DEVICE - A method and apparatus for determining media thickness in a feeder section of an image production device is disclosed. The method may include receiving one or more multi-dimensional images of a media stack from an imaging device, the media stack including one or more media clips that each contain a plurality of media sheets, deriving a multi-dimensional feature signal from the received one or more multi-dimensional images, converting the derived multi-dimensional feature signal to a one-dimensional feature signal, estimating media clip thickness using the one-dimensional signal, estimating media sheet thickness using the estimated media clip thickness, and adjusting at least one image production device parameter based on the estimated media sheet thickness.02-03-2011
20110211210Image forming apparatus - An image forming apparatus including an image reading unit disposed in an upper portion of the image forming apparatus, an image forming unit disposed below the image reading unit to form an image on a sheet fed from a sheet roll, a pair of flange members attached to both lateral ends of the sheet roll in a width direction of the sheet roll, a sheet roll supporter disposed below the image reading unit in a rear portion of the image forming apparatus to support the sheet roll, an opening through which the sheet roll is set to the sheet roll supporter, and a guide assembly provided at upper and lower parts of the opening to position at least one of the pair of flange members attached to the sheet roll in the width direction to guide the sheet roll to the sheet roll supporter.09-01-2011
20110211211PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS AND PRINT CONTROL METHOD - A print control apparatus to discharge sheets printed by a printing unit to discharging destinations. The print control apparatus includes a first determination unit, a second determination unit, and a selecting unit. When an input print job is to be executed by the printing unit, the first determination unit determines how many sheets are to be discharged, corresponding to a single copy based on the print job. The second determination unit determines how many discharging destinations are required for discharging the determined number of sheets. If the determined number of discharging destinations is a multiple value, the selecting unit selects multiple discharging destinations located closest to each other as discharging destinations for the sheets printed. The multiple discharging destinations are selected by the selecting unit before the printing unit begins printing operation based on the print job.09-01-2011
20100188679DOCUMENT IMAGE DATA PRINTING SYSTEM - A page turning direction specifying screen page is displayed for allowing a user to select a page turning direction of a document, i.e., a printed material. Then, based on the page turning direction selected, predetermined layout examples of page images are narrowed down so that the user makes a selection from the layout example(s) thus narrowed down. With this, even a user unfamiliar with the apparatus can easily carry out operation for printing and outputting, in an easy-to-see form, page image data arranged in order of page numbers, with a function(s) of e.g., N in 1 printing, two-sided printing, and/or printing with binding margin function. Thus, a user-friendly document image data printing system is provided.07-29-2010
20120243015IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a maximum document number decision part that decides a number of media that are carried simultaneously on a medium carrying path at the time of double sided printing, a memory part that stores image data of a document, a print data editing part that generates page data to be printed on the media from the image data in the memory part, a print page generation monitoring part that monitors a page data number generated by the print data editing part, a print start timing decision part that decides a print start timing from the number of media and the page data number, a print mechanism controller that starts printing based on the print start timing determined by the print start timing decision part.09-27-2012
20110176158ROTATION AMOUNT DETECTING DEVICE FOR ROTATION BODY, LENGTH MEASURING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A rotation amount detecting device for a rotation body includes: a first rotation body having a first surface; a second rotation body having a second surface formed of a material different from that of the first surface and contacting the first surface, and rotating with rotation of the first rotation body; a first support member rotatably supporting the first rotation body at a first position and supporting thereof to be swingable around a first axis at a position different from the first position; a second support member rotatably supporting the second rotation body at a second position and supporting thereof to be swingable around a second axis provided at a position different from the second position, the second axis being the first axis or an axis in the first support member other than the first axis; and a detector that detects a rotation amount of the second rotation body.07-21-2011
20120200873INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - An information processing apparatus and method control execution of jobs performed by a printing apparatus and by a post-processing apparatus that performs a post-processing in which printed matters printed by the printing apparatus are used. Based on a plurality of jobs that designate the execution of printing with the printing apparatus and a post-processing with the post-processing apparatus, the apparatus acquires post-processing step information for the post-processing apparatus designated by the jobs, as well as sheet feed/discharge information related to paper feed to the post-processing apparatus and paper discharge from the post-processing apparatus, and determines whether the front of the printed matter discharged from the printing apparatus is face-up or face-down, as well, as the order in which the jobs are to be executed in the post-processing on the basis of the post-processing step information and the sheet feed/discharge information.08-09-2012
20120200872PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - This invention provides a printing apparatus which controls power to be supplied to each connected apparatus in detail for each apparatus in accordance with the processing contents of a print job to be executed, and a control method therefor. To accomplish this, the printing apparatus analyzes the processing contents of a print job to be executed. In accordance with the analysis result, the printing apparatus controls at least one of a plurality of sheet feeding apparatuses which supplies a printing medium to the printing apparatus and a plurality of post-processing apparatuses which are receives a printing medium from the printing apparatus to shift to an active state in which normal power is supplied, a power saving state in which power necessary to convey a printing medium is supplied, or an inactive state in which no power is supplied.08-09-2012
20120200874ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND INFORMATION DISPLAYING METHOD - An electronic apparatus includes a main body of the electronic apparatus; an operation unit including an operation block having a display unit, the operation block being detachable with respect to the main body of the electronic apparatus, and the operation block enabling at least a bidirectional wireless communication with the main body of the electronic apparatus; and a detection unit configured to detect relative positional information between the operation block and the main body of the electronic apparatus, when the operation block is detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus. The operation block being detached from the main body of the electronic apparatus is able to display information corresponding to the relative positional information on the display unit, in accordance with a condition of the main body of the electronic apparatus.08-09-2012
20100245876IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, PAPER MANAGEMENT METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes: a storage unit that stores an identifier and a remaining sheet length of a roll sheet after an image formation has been finished; a specifying unit that specifies sheet lengths of pages where images are to be formed based on an image forming instruction, and a number of the pages; a computing unit that calculates a sheet length required for an image formation in accordance with the image forming instruction based on the specified sheet lengths and the specified number of the pages; and a selection unit that selects a roll sheet for the image formation in accordance with the image forming instruction based on the calculated sheet length and the stored remaining sheet length.09-30-2010
20100097625IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming system, comprises: an image formation unit for forming an image on a paper; a first paper ejection unit for receiving the paper; a second paper ejection unit for receiving the paper as a sample paper in a state that the sample paper is visually checked when sample paper ejection is performed; a first control section for controlling a switching section to eject the sample paper by switching a paper sending destination from the first paper ejection unit to the second paper ejection unit at a time of the sample paper ejection; a second control section for controlling a display section to display thumbnail images; and wherein the first control section performs the sample paper ejection using the image for sample paper ejection selected by a selecting section for selecting the image for sample paper ejection from the thumbnail images displayed in the display section.04-22-2010
20100097624IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus obtains an inspection image output mode to have an inspection image mixed in an output of image data and outputs the inspection image with the output of the image data. The inspection image is used to inspect a status of an image printed by an image forming apparatus based on image data generated according to a print job specified by a user. The information processing apparatus, according to the obtained inspection image output mode, generates printing control information to output the image data and the inspection image, which is mixed in the output of the image data. The information processing apparatus sends a print job, including the generated printing control information, to the image forming apparatus.04-22-2010
20120229830IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM - There are included a converting unit configured to convert print data to a print data image for one side of the sheet; a converting unit configured to convert obtained code information to a code image; a generating unit configured to generate a code-embedded image obtained by synthesizing the code image with the print data image; a determining unit configured to determine whether or not to print the code-embedded image only on one side of the sheet: and a printing unit configured to print the code-embedded image on one side and to print the code image on the other side if the determining unit determines to print only on one side.09-13-2012
20080212120POSITION CORRECTION IN HANDHELD IMAGE TRANSLATION DEVICE - Systems, apparatuses, and methods for correcting position in a handheld image translation device are described herein. The handheld image translation device may include a position module to determine a first position of the device and a print module to deposit a printing substance on a medium adjacent to the device based at least in part on the position. The device may also include an image capture module to capture surface images of the section of the medium with printing substance deposited thereon. These surface images may be used by the position module to determine subsequent positions of the device. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.09-04-2008
20110051162IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus including a function of executing printing on a preprint sheet acquires orientation information about an orientation setting method of the preprint sheet when receiving a print job. The image forming apparatus includes a control unit, and when processing according to a setting included in the print job cannot be executed unless the orientation setting method of the preprint sheet is changed even if image data included in the print job is rotated, according to the orientation information and the setting included in the print job, the control unit causes a display unit to display an orientation setting method with which the processing according to the setting included in the print job can be executed on the preprint sheet.03-03-2011
20100110463Automated Booklet Maker - An apparatus for transporting processed sheets within a printing device. The apparatus includes a compiler including a slot for receiving the processed sheets. The slot is defined at least in part by a paper guide. An elevator is in operative communication with the compiler. The elevator includes a stop for supporting the processed sheets and a drive mechanism for moving the stop and processed sheets supported thereby between a plurality of positions. The stop has a first position for initially receiving the processed sheets. The stop is movable from the first position in a generally upward direction to a second position for breaking adhesion between a processed sheet and the paper guide. The stop is movable in a generally downward direction from the second position to a third position.05-06-2010
20100214585IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided a control method for an image processing apparatus that is capable of discharging sheets printed based on print jobs input by a plurality of users to a lockable paper discharge unit, the control method including authenticating a user, releasing locking of the lockable paper discharge unit according to an authentication result, holding status information indicating whether each of the plurality of users who have discharged sheets to the lockable paper discharge unit is authenticated in a holding unit, determining whether there is any user who is not authenticated based on the status information held in the holding unit, detecting presence/absence of a sheet or sheets discharged to the lockable paper discharge unit, and notifying that an error has occurred in taking out of sheets if, after locking of the locked lockable paper discharge unit is released, absence of a sheet or sheets in the lockable paper discharge unit is detected and presence of a user who is not authenticated is determined.08-26-2010
20110001996IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a setting section configured to set setting information for forming an image on a recording medium, feeding cassette configured to contain the recording medium, a printer configured to form the image on the recording medium in the feeding cassette, a media sensor configured to detect characteristic information of the recording medium, an image forming condition determination section configured to determine a first image forming condition to regulate an image forming operation of the printer based on the characteristic information of the first recording medium in a first print job, a control section configured to control the image forming operation for a second or later recording medium in the first print job in accordance with the first image forming condition, and a storage section configured to classify and store the characteristic information detected by the media sensor.01-06-2011
20100195129PRINTER AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MOVEMENT OF OBJECT - A printer includes an optical sensor configured to image a surface of a medium, and a contact member configured to provide a unique concavo-convex shape by contacting the surface of the conveyed medium on an upstream side thereof. A calculation unit calculates the movement amount of the medium by pattern matching calculation using a correlation window between a plurality of image data acquired at different timings by an optical sensor with the conveyance of the medium. The calculation unit searches in image data first acquired for a unique pattern reflecting the unique concavo-convex shape, and set a region including the unique pattern as a correlation window.08-05-2010
20100195130IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a recording-medium stacking portion, a recording-medium ejection portion and a suctioning/exhausting unit. The recording-medium stacking portion is provided in a body portion or an upper portion of the image forming apparatus. The recording-medium stacking portion stacks recording media on which respective images are formed thereon. The recording-medium ejection portion ejects the recording medium in a recording-medium ejection direction to the recording-medium stacking portion. The suctioning/exhausting unit is located with respect to the recording-medium stacking portion in a direction, which is perpendicular to the recording-medium ejection direction and parallel to a surface of the recording medium staked on the recording-medium stacking portion. The suctioning/exhausting unit suctions air emitted from the recording medium, which is ejected from the recording-medium ejection portion onto the recording-medium stacking portion. The suctioning/exhausting unit exhausts the suctioned air through a filter.08-05-2010
20110261378PRINTING PROCESSING SYSTEM, PRINTING PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - The printing processing system of the present invention includes an image data generating unit for generating multiple types of image data, each of which corresponds to each individual purpose of document data, deriving from the document data; and a control unit for executing a control for performing a designated post-process on a sheet of paper on which an image is formed based on the specific type of image data among the multiple types of image data.10-27-2011
20120307274Sheet 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, a shutter rotatably arranged on a shutter shaft to restrict access of the sheet to the roller, a shutter gear system to connect a path between the roller gear system and the shutter, a one-way clutch to disconnect the path between the roller gear system and the shutter when the roller rotates in the normal direction, and a torque limiter to allow the roller to rotate in a reverse direction. The holder rotates about the roller shaft in the same reverse direction as the roller when the roller rotates in the reverse direction.12-06-2012
20110063644Image forming apparatus - An image forming apparatus including an image reading unit to read an image of a document, disposed in an upper portion of the image forming apparatus; an image forming unit to form the image on a sheet, disposed below the image reading unit; at least upper and lower sheet roll supporters provided one above the other below the image forming unit to support a sheet roll, the lower sheet roll supporter offset proximally toward a front surface of the image forming apparatus from the upper sheet roll supporter; and multiple openings provided in the front surface of the image forming apparatus for the at least upper and lower sheet roll supporters through which the sheet roll is set to the at least upper and lower sheet roll supporters from a front surface side of the image forming apparatus.03-17-2011
20120002227IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A value for determining a type of a recording medium is compared with a detection result, and the type of the recording medium is confirmed when there is no detection result within a predetermined range. Thus, by controlling the number of recording media to be detected for confirming the type of the recording medium according to the determination result of the recording media, a drop in productivity during determination of the types of the recording media is reduced.01-05-2012
20120002228IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit, a second image forming unit. In combined processing to perform two types of processing including one-sided image formation and two-sided image formation, if the one-sided image formation is performed, an image is formed on one side of the sheet by the second image forming unit. If there is an execution request for a job of one-sided image formation processing different from a combined job of the combined processing during execution of the combined job, the image formation control unit, while performing the one-sided image formation in the combined job of the combined processing by the second image forming unit, performs the one-sided image formation related to the execution request for the job of the one-sided image formation processing different from the combined job by the first image forming unit and then discharges from the intermediate discharge unit a sheet which has undergone the one-sided image formation processing in the job different from the combined job.01-05-2012
20120044513Image reader for use in an image forming apparatus, and contamination check method of guide film for the same - An image forming apparatus having an image reading table includes a document glass installed on an upper side of the image reading table, to support a document; an image reading sensor installed under the document glass, to perform an image reading operation; a cover to selectively cover the document glass; an automatic document feeder (ADF) to feed a document along an image reading path, past the image reading sensor; a document discharging plate to support a document discharged from the ADF; a first guide member; a guide film attached to the first guide member; and an image forming part to form the image on a printable medium. The guide film includes a first guide film portion and a second guide film portion, the first guide film portion is in planar contact with the document glass and the second guide film portion guides the document toward the ADF.02-23-2012
20100315664METHOD OF MAKING AN ANIMATED FLIPBOOK - The present invention is directed towards method of making an animated flipbook by printing individual images captured from video footage on sheets of paper, with more than one image printed on each sheet of paper in a predetermined order. The sheets of paper are cut into rows of images, stacked chronologically, and cut into individual flipbook pages. The flipbook pages are stacked chronologically and bound together.12-16-2010
20120062919PRINT CONTROL DEVICE, PRINT CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A print control device including a sheet-base printing speed table that indicates a sheet-base printing speed for each printer; a printing time calculation unit that calculates a printing time associated with a print job based on a printing speed corresponding to a sheet used for the print job by referencing the sheet-base printing speed table; and a first display control unit that displays the print job in a predetermined display mode that has a length proportional to the printing time that is calculated.03-15-2012
20100020343DOCUMENT FIXER - A document fixer includes a supporting plate and a fixer body. The supporting plate includes a business card fixing recess and a clamping part. The fixer body includes a first supporting plate receiving part, an ordinary document fixing recess and a second supporting plate receiving part. When the supporting plate is received in the first supporting plate receiving part, the document fixer is adapted to fix a business card. Whereas, when the supporting plate is received in the second supporting plate receiving part, the document fixer is adapted to fix an ordinary document.01-28-2010
20120176634PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINTING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A printing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a document read by a reading unit is blank. The printing apparatus controls a printing unit to perform print processing based on image data corresponding to a document that has been determined not to be blank by the determination unit, and controls the printing unit not to perform print processing based on image data corresponding to document that has been determined to be blank by the determination unit. The printing apparatus discharges a sheet, on which print processing has been performed based on image data corresponding to a document, subsequent to the document that has been determined to be blank by the determination unit, which has been determined not to be blank by the determination unit, to be distinguishable from a sheet that has already been discharged.07-12-2012
20120154838SHEET FINISHER, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME, AND SHEET FINISHING METHOD - A sheet finisher of the invention includes a saddle-stitching unit to stitch a center of a sheet bundle, a folding unit to fold the center and to form a fold, a first and a second rollers that move along a direction of the fold while nipping and pressing the fold of the sheet bundle and reinforce the fold, and a drive section to move the first and the second rollers along the fold from a standby position apart from an edge of the sheet bundle, and the first and the second rollers are separate from each other in a thickness direction of the sheet bundle at the standby position, and after the first and the second rollers reach to a position where they pass the edge of the sheet bundle of a processable maximum size, they come close to each other in the thickness direction and nip the fold.06-21-2012
20110075175PRINTER AND PRINTING METHOD - A clamper clamps an edge of a lenticular sheet and moves in a sub-scanning direction to transport the lenticular sheet. While the lenticular sheet is transported so as to form an image receptor layer on a rear side of the lenticular sheet, a sensor unit is moved in a main-scanning direction, such that the sensor unit is moved relative to the lenticular sheet in a direction which has a predetermined measurement scanning angle from the main-scanning direction. The sensor unit receives an inspection light projected toward and passed through the lenticular sheet, and outputs a detection signal corresponding to a received amount of the inspection light. Based on a variation of the inspection light, an oblique transportation angle of the lenticular sheet is calculated and the clamper is rotated in a direction to cancel the oblique transportation angle of the lenticular sheet.03-31-2011
20110090523PRINTER WITH SHOOT OUT FUNCTION - A printing system is adapted to carry out a print job on the basis of print job data supplied to the printing system and to discharge resulting printed pages at a first job output. The printing system includes a shoot out device configured to print out a selection of duplicates from the resulting printed pages and for discharging the duplicates as shoot outs at a second output. The shoot out device is programmable by a user in order to establish a mode of operation of the shoot out device by programming the selection of duplicates to be discharged at the second output. The printing system is adapted to print a banner page for the duplicates and to discharge the banner page at the second output.04-21-2011
20100290069IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A method for controlling an apparatus, including a plurality of lockable discharge units configured to discharge a printed product having an image formed thereon based on a received job to any one of the plurality of lockable discharge units, includes managing information about a lockable discharge unit to which the printed product is discharged in association with information about a user, notifying the user to prompt picking up the printed product discharged to the lockable discharge unit based on the managed information, and determining whether a particular user is using the plurality of lockable discharge units based on the managed information, wherein, in a case where the particular user is using the plurality of lockable discharge units, the notification is performed.11-18-2010
20120162678IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a reading section, a temporary memory, a thumbnail creating section, a finish-image creating section, a display section, a page selecting section, an image editing section, and a printing section. The image data generated by the reading section is temporarily stored in the temporary memory. The thumbnail creating section creates thumbnails on the basis of the image data and displays the thumbnails on the display section. The finish-image creating section creates a stereoscopic image of a finish state of a print according to a finishing instruction and displays the stereoscopic image on the display section. The page selecting section selects an arbitrary page among the thumbnails. The image editing section edits image data of the selected page. The printing section prints the image data stored in the temporary memory.06-28-2012
20120133963IMAGE READING DEVICE - An image reader includes a path switching part, located at a branch point that switches between a double-sided path and a single-sided path. The double-sided path defines a conveyance route that passes through a reading position from the branch point to enter a conveyance path that causes a document to make a U-turn, and then again passes through the reading position to be discharged to a paper discharge tray. The single-sided path defines a conveyance route that, without passing through the reading position, merges into the conveyance path from the branch point. Along the double-sided path, document detecting sensors provide detection results so that a collision determination part determines a possibility of a collision between documents, and if such a possibility is determined, the path switching part switches the double-sided path to the single-sided path to prevent the documents from colliding head-on with each other in the vicinity of the reading position05-31-2012
20100271648 PRINTING APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE TRANSPORT OF SHEETS THROUGH A PRINTING APPARATUS - The invention relates to a printing apparatus and a method for controlling the transport of sheets through a printing apparatus, in particular a digital printing apparatus. The printing apparatus has at least one print module and a transport arrangement defining a direction of transport, arranged for transporting sheets past said at least one print module for printing thereon. In the method for controlling the transport of sheets through the printing apparatus, a print queue is set by assigning images to respective sheets, prior to feeding the respective sheets into the transport arrangement. The sheets are then fed into the transport arrangement, an it is detecting whether a double sheet feeding has occurred. Superposed double sheets are deflected to a double sheet box, which is arranged upstream of the at least one print module, and at least those sheets following the superposed double sheet in the transport arrangement, for which an image has already been assigned and which are not in a duplex path, are guided to a waste box, which is arranged downstream of the at least one print module. Finally, the print queue is automatically reset and printing is continued without stopping the printing apparatus.10-28-2010
20120224201PRINTING DEVICE AND PRINTING METHOD THEREOF - A printing device includes a printer body, a print unit, a detecting unit, and a control unit. The printer body includes a discharge port from which the printed medium is discharged. The print unit is provided within the printer body and configured to perform a printing operation on a medium. The detecting unit is configured to detect an installation position of the printer body. The control unit is configured to selectively control a print direction of the medium discharged from the discharge port based on the installation position of the printer body detected by the detecting unit.09-06-2012
20120224202Printer and Printer Control Method - A print data conversion area can be created to reflect that all printed slips are not the same size. A printer includes a conveyance unit that conveys checks with one edge following a guide extending in the conveyance direction, a length detection unit that detects the length of the conveyed check in the conveyance direction, and a conversion area formation unit that creates a print data conversion area to which print data for the entire image to be recorded on the check is written. The conversion area formation unit determines the range of the conversion area with reference to a position corresponding to a particular position on the check using the detected length of the check in the conveyance direction.09-06-2012
20120224200ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND POS TERMINAL - Embodiments described herein relate to an electronic device including a device body, a touch panel type display unit, a printing unit, and a discharge port. The touch panel type display unit is attached to the device body through a support shaft and rotates about the support shaft to change a posture thereof to a first state in which the display unit is laid along an upper surface of the device body or to a second state in which the display unit is standing from the upper surface of the device body. The printing unit is installed within the device body and performs a printing operation on a medium based on a touch manipulation of the touch panel type display unit. The discharge port is provided adjacent to the support shaft in the touch panel type display unit and discharges the medium printed by the printing unit.09-06-2012
20120257229IMAGE READING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit to read an original document first side, reverse the original document, and read an image on a second side of the original document and includes a control unit. The control unit controls the reading by either a first or second reading method. In the first reading method, after reading a first side of an original document, the reading unit reads a second side of the original document, and in the second reading method, after reading a first side of a first original document and a first side of a subsequent second original document, the reading unit reads a second side of the first original document. In a case where a plurality of original documents are conveyed, reading includes reading the first original document by the first reading method and reading the second and the subsequent original documents by the second reading method.10-11-2012
20120257232PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINT CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A printing apparatus for performing job printing includes a reception unit configured to receive information about a print unit with respect to the job and information about an attribute of recording medium to be used in the print processing, and a printing unit configured to print the job using the recording medium by the print unit, using the information about the print unit received by the reception unit and the information about the attribute of the recording medium to be used in the print processing.10-11-2012
20120257231IMAGE READING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE READING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image reading apparatus includes a conveyance unit, a reading unit, a detection unit, and a control unit. The conveyance unit conveys a document via a conveyance path. The reading unit reads an image of a first surface or a second surface of the document conveyed by the conveyance unit. The detection unit detects a conveyance state of the document on the conveyance path. The control unit performs control to display, on a display unit, a position of the document, and front information or back information indicating, respectively, the first surface and the second surface of the document according to the conveyance state of the document detected by the detection unit.10-11-2012
20120262746SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE READING AND FORMING APPARATUS - A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet feeding unit configured to feed stacked sheets, a detection unit configured to detect, from a side opposite the sheet feeding unit, sheet movement with respect to the stacked sheets, and a determination unit configured to determine that a sheet being fed by the sheet feeding unit is a last sheet.10-18-2012
20120257230IMAGE READING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE READING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image reading apparatus includes a feeding unit, a reading unit, a storing unit, a determining unit, and a control unit. The control unit controls the reading unit so that an image on a second side of a first document is read after a first side of the first document is read and a first side of a second document following the first document is read when it is determined that a free capacity of the storing unit is equal to or greater than a predetermined size. Also, the first side of the second document is read after the first side of the first document fed by the feeding unit is read and the image on the second side of the first document is read when it is determined that the free capacity of the storing unit is not equal to or greater than the predetermined size.10-11-2012
20100328695BOOKLET PAGE TURNING APPARATUS, BOOKLET PAGE TURNING METHOD, AND ID PRINTING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, a control device which controls to, after the feed device has fed the booklet so as to bring the page on the other surface side of the booklet into contact with the contact roller unit and fold the page on the other surface side, feed the booklet to the page turning position again.12-30-2010
20110235075DECOLORING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an decoloring apparatus includes: an decoloring processing unit configured to apply decoloring processing decoloring a color of an decolorable colorant; a sheet conveying unit configured to convey a sheet and cause the sheet to pass through the decoloring processing unit; an image reading unit arranged further on an upstream side than the decoloring processing unit in a sheet conveying direction by the sheet conveying unit and configured to read an image formed on the sheet conveyed by the sheet conveying unit; a thickness sensor arranged further on the upstream side than the decoloring processing unit in the sheet conveying direction by the sheet conveying unit and configured to detect thickness of the sheet conveyed by the sheet conveying unit; an decolorability determining unit configured to determine, on the basis of a detection result in at least one of the image reading unit and the thickness sensor, executability of the decoloring processing in the decoloring processing unit of the sheet set as a detection target; a storing unit configured to store information indicating a number of sheets determined as decoloring processing unexecutable by the decolorability determining unit; and a display control unit configured to cause a display to screen-display the information stored in the storing unit indicating the number of sheets determined as decoloring processing unexecutable by the decolorability determining unit.09-29-2011
20100231943IMAGE READING APPRATUS, IMAGE READING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image reading apparatus includes a hopper unit, a separating unit, a reading unit, an ejecting unit, a stacking unit, a control unit, and a storage unit. The control unit includes a detecting unit that detects abnormal reading of the document read by the reading unit, an image storing unit that associates the read image and an abnormal reading result with a reading order of the document to store, a separation stacking unit that controls the ejecting unit to separate the document in which the abnormal reading is detected and the document in which the abnormal reading is not detected to eject to the stacking unit, a rereading unit that allows the reading unit to read again the document in which the abnormal reading is detected, thereby obtaining a reread image, and an image replacing unit that replaces the image corresponding to the reading order with the reread image.09-16-2010
20120140254LATERAL SHIFT CORRECTING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM CONVEYING METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes: a recording medium conveying mechanism configured to convey a recording medium; a registration roller configured to correct the direction of the recording medium; a first sensor set upstream in a recording medium conveying direction of the registration roller; an image forming section configured to form an image on the conveyed recording medium; and a lateral shift correcting apparatus set downstream of the image forming section and configured to correct the position of the recording medium in an oblique direction by an angle corresponding to a lateral shift amount of the recording medium detected by the first sensor.06-07-2012
20130010315PRINTER CAPABLE OF PREVENTING PAPER JAM - Disclosed is a printer including a transverse tension sensor for detecting that a sheet being discharged has deviated in a paper width direction orthogonal to a discharging direction. The conveyance of the sheet is stopped based on a detection signal of the transverse tension sensor.01-10-2013
20120243014Image Forming Apparatus - An image forming apparatus which may include a forming unit configured to form a mark for image adjustment, a conveyor member configured to convey the mark formed by the forming unit and a detecting unit configured to detect the mark conveyed by the conveyor member. Further, the image forming apparatus may include a removing unit configured to remove the mark conveyed by the conveyor member, from the conveyor member; and a control device. According to aspects of the disclosure, after the forming unit has formed a mark for image adjustment, the control device may be configured to determine whether the mark has been removed from the conveyor member and based on the determination of whether the mark has been removed from the conveyor member, begin printing of print data even when the mark has not been completely removed from the conveyor member.09-27-2012
20080225319Sticky Note Printing System and Sticky Note Printer - A sticky note printing system has: a sticky note printer which prints on a topmost sticky note of a bundle of sticky notes formed by laminated sticky notes, of which one ends are glued to be peeled off each other; and an image forming apparatus which forms an image data to be printed on the sticky note. The sticky note printer prints on the sticky note based on the image data formed by the image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus has an image forming device which forms the image data. The sticky note printer has an image rotation device which rotates the formed image data by a predetermined angle and a printing device which prints based on the image data rotated by the image rotation device.09-18-2008
20080225318IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image forming apparatus of the invention conveys paper fed by a paper feeding mechanism piece by piece to a paper discharging unit through a paper conveying path. An image forming unit is arranged in a midway portion of this paper conveying path and executes an image forming process for printing an image based on image data on paper being conveyed. A sensor that detects a type of the paper conveyed is arranged on an upstream side with respect to the image forming unit on the paper conveying path. Image forming process conditions for the image forming unit are set in accordance with a detection result of the sensor. When the paper fed is paper not detected by the sensor, the image forming process is not started. After paper type detection by the sensor, the paper is directly discharged. When the paper fed is paper of the same type as paper detected by the sensor, the image forming process is started without performing paper type detection. Moreover, paper being conveyed is conveyed to the image forming unit, in which the image forming process is started, in synchronization with a printing operation of the image forming unit.09-18-2008
20080218786IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - An image forming apparatus of this invention includes an image forming position correction unit which corrects an inclination or curve of an image in the main scanning direction by converting coordinates designating pixel positions of a bitmap image in the sub-scanning direction. It is discriminated whether image formation is normal image formation or formation of the toner image for detection by an image forming condition correction unit. Based on the discrimination result, the image forming apparatus is controlled so as to correct the image forming position by using the image forming position correction unit in a case in which the image formation is discriminated as the normal image formation, but so as not to correct the image forming position by using the image forming position correction unit in a case in which the image formation is discriminated as formation of the toner image for detection.09-11-2008
20120250049METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DETERMINING AND IMPLEMENTING CHANGES IN THE MACHINE SETTINGS OF A PRINT PROCESSING MACHINE - A method, a device, and a computer readable medium may be provided for operating a print processing machine. The print processing machine may have a gross capacity (BP), a net capacity (NP), and/or a number (N) of devices in communication with the print processing machine. The net capacity (NP) may be computed as a function of the gross capacity (BP), the number (N) of devices, a stop rate (SR), a time interval for each stop (TN) and an error rate (FR) according to NP=[1−(BP·SR·N·TN)]·BP−(BP·FR·N). Limit values for errors contained in the stop rate (SR) and/or the error rate (FR) may be received. A maximum value may be determined for the net capacity (NP) by varying the gross capacity (BP) and/or the number (N) of devices without exceeding the limit values. The gross capacity (BP) of the print processing machine and the number (N) of devices may be adjusted to achieve the previously determined maximum value for the net capacity (NP).10-04-2012
20080285063PAPER HANDLING SYSTEM FOR UTILIZATION WITH A LAZY-PORTRAIT FORMATTING DOCUMENT PRINTING SYSTEM - A printed sheet handling system and method for use with lazy-portrait narrow-end to narrow-end (LPEE) formatted pages web printed pages to produce document sets includes: a printer to print LPEE formatted paired document pages on a continuous web; a slitter that divides the LPEE formatted printed web into two streams of sheets; collecting each stream in separate rolls of continuous sheets; withdrawing the stream of continuous sheets from a top of one roll, rotating the second roll 180°, and withdrawing the stream of continuous sheets from a bottom of the second roll; transferring each of the unwound streams of continuous sheets to a cutter that cuts each stream into individual pages; and collating the individual pages into correctly aligned and page number-sequenced document sets.11-20-2008
20110222088IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A control portion includes a CPU and a ROM. The ROM includes a first memory area, a second memory area, and a third memory area. The first memory area stores the correspondence of a user's input operation at a touch panel to a first type of information on image forming processing. The second memory area stores the correspondence of a detection result output from a sensor to the first type of information. The third memory area stores the correspondence of a detection result output from the sensor to a second type of information on the image forming processing. If the touch panel is not faulty, the CPU performs the image forming processing based on the contents of the first and third memory areas. If the touch panel is faulty, the CPU performs the image forming processing based on the contents of the second and third memory areas.09-15-2011
20110228301IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image processing apparatus is connected to a print control device that controls a single printer, the apparatus includes a first generating unit that generates a first corrected image by adding an adjustment image to one of edges in the first direction of the first image such that a length in the first direction is equal to an integral multiple of a predetermined boundary size, a second generating unit that generates a second corrected image by adding the adjustment image to at least one of both edges in the first direction of the second image such that the length in the first direction is equal to an integer multiple of the boundary size, and a transmission unit that transmits the first corrected image and the second corrected image to the print control device.09-22-2011
20130148143INSPECTION APPARATUS, INSPECTION METHOD, INSPECTION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An inspection apparatus which inspects an image determines a type of a printing error based on characteristics of a place where the printing error has occurred, and controls a printing apparatus according to the determined type of printing error.06-13-2013
20130148144Image Forming Apparatus that Prints an Image on a Recording Medium Set for Manual Feed - An image forming apparatus includes: a manual feed detecting unit that detects if a recording medium is set in a manual medium feeding unit; a print data receiving unit that receives print data; a medium orientation setting unit that receives an instruction for an orientation of the recording medium to be fed from the manual medium feeding unit, and sets the orientation; a printing control unit that controls the printing device to print an image based on the print data and executes a manual feed forcing operation if the manual feed detecting unit has detected the recording medium; and an image generating unit that generates the image based on the print data and determines an orientation of the image based on the orientation of the recording medium.06-13-2013
20110255109IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND CALIBRATION METHOD FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - According to an embodiment, in an image forming apparatus and a displaying method for an image forming apparatus, whether a paper is housed in a paper cassette or not is determined, and when it is determined that no paper is housed, a display to instruct manual paper feed is shown on a control panel.10-20-2011
20120274963DELAYED REVIEW OF SCANNED DOCUMENTS USING UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION MARKING ON SCANNED DOCUMENTS - A method and system include a computerized device operatively connected to a multi-function printing device. The multi-function printing device has a scanner, a media path, a printer, etc. The scanner scans a plurality of sheets of media to produce scanned images. The computerized device automatically stores the scanned images, and the media path automatically feeds the sheets of media from the scanner to the printer after the scanner scans the sheets of media. The printer automatically prints unique identification markings on the sheets of media after the scanner scans the sheets of media, such that each of the sheets of media has a different identification marking printed thereon by the printer. The computerized device automatically adds data representing each unique identification marking to each corresponding scanned image stored within the computerized device. When error images (e.g., ones of the sheets of media that were not scanned properly by the scanner) are identified, the computerized device automatically outputs the data representing each the unique identification marking for each of the error images, allowing a user to locate the sheet of media associated with the error image, to permit the improperly scanned sheets to be rescanned.11-01-2012
20120274962METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO TROUBLESHOOT MALFUNCTIONS IN MULTIFUNCTION DEVICES USING A WIRELESS HANDHELD DEVICE - The present specification discloses systems and methods for enabling users to troubleshoot multifunction devices using handheld devices, such as mobile phones. In one embodiment, software executing on the handheld device receives data indicative of an error state in a multifunction device, causes the handheld device to obtain and display an image representative of an area of the multifunction device which would need to be serviced to address the error state, determines instructions for addressing the error state, and causes the handheld device to display the instructions in relation to the image representative of an area of the multifunction device.11-01-2012
20130155432SCANNING AND PRINTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF SCANNING AND PRINTING - A scanning and printing device for scanning a first paper and printing a second paper is provided. The scanning and printing device includes a carriage, a sensing module, and a printing module. The carriage slides back and forth along an axial direction. The carriage has a top surface and a base surface opposite to each other. The top surface faces the first paper, and the base surface faces the second paper. The sensing module is disposed on the top surface of the carriage to capture an image on the first paper. The printing module is disposed on the base surface of the carriage to print the image to the second paper.06-20-2013
20130120778PAPER-FEEDING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A paper-feeding device, during a paper leading edge detection interval that includes an expected point in time of arrival of a paper leading edge at a paper sensor installation location, and during a paper trailing edge detection interval that includes an expected point in time of passage of a paper trailing edge, allows the signal level of a paper detection signal that is outputted to a main body section to fluctuate on the basis of an actual output value of a paper sensor, and during a transition interval from the paper leading edge detection interval to the paper trailing edge detection interval, locks the paper detection signal that is outputted to the main body section, to the signal level at the end of the paper leading edge detection interval.05-16-2013
20130194596IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus has a printing function, a scanner function, and a control unit. In the printing function, a printed material acquired by recording image data included in a printing job received through a network on a recording paper is discharged. In the scanner function, the image data is acquired by reading a manuscript. The control unit judges whether the scanner function is in use for a long time (step A08-01-2013
20130208290CHECKING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD OF CHECKING SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A checking system includes a checking unit and a control unit. The checking unit checks a print product, printed by a printing unit, by using a reading unit to read the print product. The control unit perform controls. In response to the reading unit being normal and the checking unit determining a print product as normal, the print product is discharged to a first sheet discharging unit. In response to the reading unit being normal and the checking unit determining a print product as abnormal, the print product is discharged to a second sheet discharging unit that is different from the first sheet discharging unit. In response to the reading unit being abnormal, the print product is discharged to a third sheet discharging unit that is different from the first sheet discharging unit and the second sheet discharging unit.08-15-2013

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