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

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20090195834PRINT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, PRINT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MEDIUM FOR STORING PRINT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PRINT MANAGEMENT METHOD - A print image acquiring section acquires print images to be aligned and printed on a print medium. An arrangement storing section stores prescribed arrangements preset under a predetermined prescription and a free arrangement to be added. An arrangement data preparing section prepares a free arrangement and stores the free arrangement in the arrangement storing section. An arrangement searching section finds an arrangement where the same number of pages as a designated number are aligned, through the arrangements stored in the arrangement storing section. An arrangement designation receiving section receives designation of an arrangement for printing, of the arrangements found by the arrangement searching section. A print data preparing section prepares, according to the print image acquired by the print image acquiring section and the arrangement designated by the arrangement designation receiving section, print data representing a print image to be printed on a print medium and an arrangement of the print image.08-06-2009
20090122348INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND PRINT CONTROL PROGRAM - The claimed invention is directed to an information processing apparatus for adding additional information to each page of a document. The apparatus includes a print setup unit for setting a binding position for a document, an additional information setup unit for setting a position of additional information to be added to each page of the document, and a rendering unit for rendering the additional information at an appropriate position on the basis of the position set by said additional information setup unit. When the additional information setup unit sets a relative position to a binding position, a rendering position of the additional information is determined for each page in accordance with the set relative position and the binding position set by the print setup unit.05-14-2009
20080266606OPTIMIZED PRINT LAYOUT - Imposition software produces an imposition plan for a layout of printing elements (10-30-2008
20100073728APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PRINTING ON VARIABLE FORM MEDIA - An apparatus, system, and process for printing on variable form media are provided. Variable form media has a variety of physical configurations. Each physical configuration may have a unique print target for receiving printing. The apparatus, system, and process include a computer configured to receive text information. The computer organizes the text information as relocatable print data. The relocatable print data may be printed at one or more print targets on one or more variable form medias. Each print target has a distinct position, orientation, and dimensions. The computer further calculates spatial print data directed to a specific variable form media from the relocatable print data. The spatial print data specifies the position, orientation, and dimension of the relocatable print data. The apparatus, system, and process print the spatial print data on the variable form media. In addition, the apparatus, system, and process may render the spatial print data and the variable form media on a display.03-25-2010
20100073727SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GREETING CARD TEMPLATE MATCHING - The subject application is directed to a system and method for greeting card template matching. Color image data is received from an associated user. A plurality of greeting card templates are stored, with each template having associated color data corresponding to its colorization. Colorization properties of received color image data are isolated and tested relative to the color data corresponding to each of the templates. A subset of the templates is identified according to the output of the testing and a display is generated including indicia corresponding to each of the subset of templates. Template selection data corresponding to at least one greeting card template selected from the subset is received, and a greeting card image is generated inclusive of a rendering of the received color image data and the greeting card template03-25-2010
20080198416ORDERED STOCK JAM RECOVERY - A method of operating a printing system is described, wherein the system includes a marking device, a controller, and a digital front end. The digital front end manages paper jam recovery of a paint job containing ordered stock, including programming the system to produce a pretermined number of prints of ordered stock, selecting an ordered stock comprising successive sets of sheets with each sheet in each of the sets being unique and the unique sheets in each of the sets arranged in a predetermined order, determining the number of different sheets of stock per group from the number of pages in the job and the predetermined number of prints to be made, and utilizing the digital front end upon occurrence of a paper jam to purge the predetermined number of prints of ordered stock.08-21-2008
20100046033Method to Improve Image on Paper Registration Measurements - A method of controlling the placement of images on output of a printer, including determining scanner spatial error using an ideal medium having a first two-dimensional array on the ideal medium then determining printer spatial error using a second medium having a second two-dimensional array; and finally, controlling placement of images on the output of the printer based on the scanner spatial error and the printer spatial error.02-25-2010
20090015869IMAGE COLLAGE BUILDER - A computer-implemented method includes providing a collage layout comprising one or more image receiving areas on a user interface, moving an image symbol representing a digital image into a first image receiving area in the collage layout; and storing a data structure comprising digital data associated with the digital image and digital data defining the one or more image receiving areas in the collage layout.01-15-2009
20130027750REUSE OF BINARY BITMAPS GENERATED FOR IMAGES IN A PRINT JOB - Systems and methods of reusing binary bitmaps for images appearing multiple times in a print job. In one embodiment, a system stores a binary bitmap for an image that appears in a print job. The system determines an offset of the binary bitmap into a sheetside, and calculates position values for the binary bitmap based on the offset of the binary bitmap. The system identifies a next appearance of the image in the print job, determines an offset of the image into a sheetside for the next appearance, and calculates position values for the next appearance of the image based on the offset of the image. The system determines if the position values for the image correspond with the position values for the binary bitmap, and verifies that the binary bitmap is reusable for the next appearance of the image if the position values correspond.01-31-2013
20130027749IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming device includes an assignment unit that detects a size of a document image to be printed in each page for each one of a plurality of pages assigned to a plurality of print sheets that configure a booklet and, in a case where it is determined that a second document image larger than a first document image is present, assigns a page that includes the second document image to a face of a print sheet that is positioned on an outermost face or an innermost face of the booklet as an exception page and a print image generating unit that generates print images by sorting the plurality of pages that include the exception page assigned by the assignment unit.01-31-2013
20100067055TECHNOLOGY FOR COMBINING IMAGES IN A FORM - When a plurality of image data are received, a form data from among at least one form data and a format data from among at least one format data are selected based on number of the image data. The image data, selected form data and format data are combined to generate an output image.03-18-2010
20130083364KNOWLEGE-BASED METHOD FOR USING SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE CONTENT IN VARIABLE DATA APPLICATIONS - A method and system automatically obtain user page data from at least one social networking site, using at least one computerized device and automatically monitor the social networking site using the computerized device to detect an event. Upon the detection of an event, the method and system automatically identify a variable information document from a repository based on the topical content of the event using the computerized device. The method and system automatically select data from the user page data that matches the topical content of the event using the computerized device; automatically generate a variable data print instance by combining the images and text from the user page with the variable information document using the computerized device; and automatically output the variable data print instance to a user of the social networking site using the computerized device.04-04-2013
20120182584IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM - A plurality of grid points for forming a quadrangle, and an internal point included within the quadrangle, are quasi-formed on a medium prior to deformation, and position information is acquired that relates to the positions of the quasi-formed grid points and internal point moved in conjunction with the deformation of the medium. A triangle deformation ratio is acquired from the areas of triangles formed by the grid points and internal point before and after deformation, and a discharge amount of ink formed on the medium is computed in accordance with the deformation ratio after deformation, with respect to the triangles before deformation.07-19-2012
20130070302IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus includes an accumulation unit, an instruction unit, an output unit, an identifier computing unit a combining unit and a change unit, wherein the combining unit does not perform the combining for an increased copy number when the change unit increases the print copy number information.03-21-2013
20090303545INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, DEVICE SETTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEMORY STORING DEVICE DRIVER PROGRAM THEREIN - To provide a print set picture plane which can be easily used and understood by the user, in order to realize a technique for enabling a print setup in another set picture plane to be easily recognized, there is provided an information processing apparatus which is connected to an external device and performs a setup to control the external device by using a plurality of set sheets. In an arbitrary set sheet, various set items are set and a window to visually express the set contents which were set is switched to a window of another set sheet.12-10-2009
20090040561IMAGE-PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE-PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An image-processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit configured to acquire sheet size information concerning a sheet size set for printing and drawing range size information concerning a drawing range size from print data, a determining unit configured to determine whether the sheet size matches the drawing range size, a first selecting unit configured to select a sheet on which an image based on the print data is to be formed and a drawing range of the image on the basis of print setting information set for printing of the print data if the sheet size does not match the drawing range size, and a first generating unit configured to generate image data used for generating the image on the sheet by using the print data in accordance with the selected sheet and the drawing range.02-12-2009
20110058223METHOD OF PROCESSING IMAGE - In a method of processing an image, a plurality of pages of data is reduced and created as collected data, and specific information corresponding to a sheet of a print medium is created. The collected data and the specific information are edited in a data editing section and transmitted to a printing section. Even when a plurality of the pages of data is printed in a sheet after reduced, the specific information is printed under a non-reduced condition, thus making it possible to print the specific information which is easily distinguished.03-10-2011
20130057922PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS AND PRINTING CONTROL METHOD - A printing control method includes obtaining a size of a sheet to be used for printing, determining a size of a post-trimming sheet according to the obtained sheet size, specifying a print position of barcode information according to the determined sheet size, and controlling the barcode information to be printed in the specified position.03-07-2013
20110013230SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE ENHANCED PRODUCT - A system for generating an image enhanced output product and method for operating the same are provided. An image enhanceable product is identified having a tangible surface and a printing map is defined that defines a plurality of window areas in which images are to be printed on the tangible surface. A desired visual impact characteristic is determined based upon the appearance of the image enhanceable product and the printing map and a selection of a plurality of digital images are received. An image processing method is selected method based upon the determined visual impact characteristic and at least one of the digital images is automatically processed in accordance with the selected image processing method. At least some of the digital images, including the automatically processed image, are provided on the tangible surface according to the printing map.01-20-2011
20090073494Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium storing information processing program - An information processing apparatus which converts input image data having a data format before conversion into image data having a data format after conversion is disclosed. The information processing apparatus includes a data format storing unit which stores processing capability information of the information processing apparatus and information of the data formats after conversion by correlating the processing capability information with the information of the data formats after conversion, a processing capability information determining unit which determines the processing capability information of the information processing apparatus, and a data format conversion controlling unit which converts the input image data having the data format before conversion into the image data having the data format after conversion based on the determined result by the processing capability information determining unit by referring to the data format storing unit.03-19-2009
20090268250PRINT STREAM PROCESSING MODULE OPTIMIZER FOR DOCUMENT PROCESSING - One or more print streams destined for one or more print stream processing modules are optimized prior to printing, based on relevant document attributes. Optimization may balance operation time of a first processing module with that of a second processing module, by appropriate assigning of documents to the print streams. Optimization may separate input print file document pages into sort groups and/or order sort group documents from largest to smallest. Optimization may allocate documents to optimize the inserter throughput without damaging the integrity of the sort groups. With 2-up or 3-up printing or the like, allocation of sort groups between the multiple outputs to be created after printed paper is split may ensure that parallel paper document outputs are as nearly the same length as possible, to minimize paper wastage. Separation of pages of the same document among different streams/modules can be avoided.10-29-2009
20090268249INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, FORM DEFINITION MANAGEMENT SERVER AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - Provided is an information management system for generating a form handled in a workflow according to a form generated without considering the workflow. The information management system includes a first management server for managing form definition information including definition of a form which is used in a business process workflow. The first management server determines an approval region to be added onto a form received in the form of paper; determines a position where the determined approval region is to be printed on the form; gives an instruction to print the determined approval region at the determined position; and registers definition of the approval region to be printed in the form definition information.10-29-2009
20120224226SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LINKING TERRESTRIAL MAIL OVER A NETWORK - A system and method for linking terrestrial mail to the global computer network, e.g., the Internet, are provided. The system and method of the present disclosure will enable a user, e.g., a sender and/or recipient of a document, to link all types of terrestrial mail to the global computer network, e.g., the Internet, so that they can digitally access, reply and/or utilize the content of the mail. The system and method provides for receiving an identifier associated with a terrestrial document; accessing an electronic version of the terrestrial document using the received identifier; creating a reply to the accessed document; and forwarding the reply to a sender of the terrestrial document. The reply document can be forwarded by e-mailing the reply to the sender, faxing the reply to the sender and/or printing the reply and delivering the printed reply by a terrestrial delivery service.09-06-2012
20090237737Print Control Apparatus and Program - A print control apparatus is provided. The print control apparatus includes: a storage unit which stores web page information which is received, in response to search key information transmitted to a server of a search engine, from the server; and a print controller which controls printing of web page information. The storage unit further stores transition information indicating a transition state from the web page information received in response to the search key information transmitted to the server to the web page information to be printed. The print controller includes: a first extracting unit which extracts search key information from the transition information; and a combining unit which combines the web page information to be printed and the extracted search key information.09-24-2009
20090237736IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image processing apparatus including an image retrieving unit that retrieves image information of a revision document, which includes revision information having area definitions and position numbers corresponding to each of the area definitions. The apparatus also includes a re-positioning instruction image retrieving unit that retrieves image information of a re-position instruction sheet, which includes the position numbers in locations different from the locations of the area definitions corresponding to each of the position numbers of the revision document. A position number recognizing unit is also provided, which recognizes the position numbers in the re-positioning instruction image as re-positioning instructions. A re-positioning unit of the image processing apparatus then re-position each of the area definitions of the revision document based on the repositioning instructions recognized by the position number recognizing unit.09-24-2009
20090231628Image Processing Apparatus, Image Processing Method, Computer Program for Image Processing - An image processing apparatus. A size relationship determining unit determines a size relationship between a size in a target image and an actual size. A face area detecting unit detects a face area of the target image that includes at least a partial image of a face of a person. The face area detecting unit determines a range of a control parameter correlated with the size in the target image from a predetermined range of the actual size in accordance with the size relationship, and detects the face area in accordance with the control parameter within the determined range.09-17-2009
20090231627Image Processing Apparatus, Image Processing Method, Computer Program for Image Processing - An image processing apparatus includes a size relationship determining unit that determines a size relationship between a size in a target image and an actual size and a face area detecting unit that detects a face area of the target image that includes at least a partial image of a person's face. The face area detecting unit detects the face area by using the size relationship.09-17-2009
20090231626INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A recording method includes providing setting of recording with a special-color recording material in a designated region of a sheet; determining whether the designated region with the special-color recording material setting is a region in which printing is performed; recording the special-color recording material to the designated region determined such that the printing is performed, in accordance with the setting; and canceling the setting of the designated region determined such that the printing is not performed.09-17-2009
20090009810IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, IMAGE FORMING PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes a reading means for reading image data of an original to be read, an area specifying means for specifying an image area from the read image data, a printing means for printing the image data, a post-processing means for subjecting recording paper to post-processing after completion of printing, and a control means for controlling each of the aforementioned means. Here, when post-processing is requested, the control means after reading the image data of the entire original by the reading means specifies the image area of the read image data by the area specifying means and judges whether or not the specified image area overlaps a gutter area.01-08-2009
20120113475INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus recommends a template having a sense of unity through an entirety to each image when a user creates an album. The information processing apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select a template for arranging any one of the plurality of images based on imaging locations of a plurality of images to be used in the album, and an arranging unit configured to arrange the plurality of images to the plurality of templates selected by the selection unit, respectively.05-10-2012
20080316534TWO-SIDED PRINT DATA SPLITTING - Methods of, and apparatus for, splitting data for two-sided printing are provided. In one embodiment, a method of splitting data for printing by a first and a second print head of a two-sided printer is provided, the method comprising: identifying a portion of the data transverse to a print direction comprising no information for printing, designating a portion of the data prior to the identified portion for printing by the first print head, and designating a portion of the data following the identified portion for printing by the second print head.12-25-2008
20080309981TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE GENERATING DEVICE - The present invention provides a printing device optimizing information to be embedded by merging pieces of information of respective pages into a single piece of information in N-up printing. The printing device generates the information to be embedded according to a result of analyzing print parameters in print data when performing embedding printing processing of the information to be embedded for the print data in a machine-recognizable manner. That is, in the printing device, a unit of generating information to be embedded acquires respective pieces of information of M pages (1≦M≦N), analyzes the acquired respective pieces of information to be embedded, and generates a single piece of information to be embedded merging the respective pieces of information to be embedded based on the analysis result of the respective pieces of information to be embedded, when N-up printing is designated.12-18-2008
20120224225PHARMACY NETWORK COMPUTER SYSTEM AND PRINTER - The invention provides a network computer system and novel pharmacy printers and their methods of use wherein the local CS includes a pharmacy printer for printing pharmacy orders including prescriptions, and the pharmacy printer includes a pharmacy printer database storing drug information and association of a drug identifier with information about a corresponding drug, and additional information, and obtains and uses instructions for printing the additional information in association with printing of a prescription label from characters contained in a prescription label print file for the prescription label.09-06-2012
20080273226LAYOUT APPARATUS, LAYOUT METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - A layout apparatus lays out a document by referencing personal information registered on a per user basis. Even if no particular print setting is input for a print job by a user, excellent prints customized for each user are thus provided.11-06-2008
20090310182METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING IMAGE AND RECORDING MEDIUM - One or more among a PC document receive filter, a FAX document receive filter, a read filter, and a readout filter create a report on each of the corresponding functions in a format common to the functions. A report filter changes a format of the created report as desired by the user. Therefore, when a setting for a report output process is changed, it is not necessary to change the setting with respect to each of the functions. Thus, it is possible to reduce development man-hours for the report output process.12-17-2009
20090310184IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus specifies as a blank area an area where a drawing object different from a latent image and a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern background image is removed from a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image in a first page when printing is instructed, and lays out a drawing object of a second page in the specified blank area.12-17-2009
20100202022INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM - Bleed widths are set for finishing pages. An imposition method that requires to execute binding processing of sheets is set. Bleed regions including the finishing pages are determined based on the set bleed widths for the finishing pages, and the size of the finishing page. The allocation of manuscript data is so determined as to align the center of the manuscript data to be allocated to that of a bleed region on the side to undergo the binding processing of the determined bleed regions, based on the setting contents.08-12-2010
20100039670IMPOSITION ENHANCEMENTS TO SUPPORT DOCUMENTS WITH FOLD-OUT PAGES - A sheet resizing module operating in cooperation with an automatic imposition module provides for the automatic imposition of fold out sheets using an imposition template tailored for regular sized sheets. The imposition module can impose the pages of a document as if all the pages are regular sized. A sheet resizing module automatically adjusts the size of those sheets onto which fold out pages have been imposed. The sheet resizing module can employ a number of resizing rules to determine which of the sheets four edges to move and how much to move them.02-18-2010
20120099156SYSTEM OF MAKING A PERSONALIZED PHOTO ALBUM - A personalized photo album preparing system edits digital photos according to the page format of a photo album and allows people to browse or print on a network after saving them. The system includes a processing unit, a displaying unit, a human-machine interface, and an outputting unit. The processing unit is built in with design software. One can manipulate the design software via the human-machine interface to selectively edit the page format and digital photos in the album. The user can further output the digital photos that are edited and saved. Therefore, the invention enables its user to create a desired page format and digital photos.04-26-2012
20110299127Print Data Generating Apparatus, Print Data Generating Method, and Computer Readable Storage Medium Storing Print Data Generating Program - The print data generating apparatus capable of generating print data for VDP in a plurality of formats, classifies an object layout of the print data (steps from S12-08-2011
20090201555DEFACEMENT DEGREE DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND DEFACEMENT DEGREE DETERMINATION METHOD - A defacement degree determination apparatus according to one embodiment of the invention includes an alignment unit which aligns positions of an input image from one printed material printed using a plurality of printing plates with registered images registered in advance, a plate separation processing unit which separates the input image into a plurality of printed components corresponding to the plurality of printing plates, and extracts defacement features from the respective printed components, and a defacement degree determination unit which determines a defacement degree of the printed material based on the defacement features extracted from the respective printed components.08-13-2009
20110292449FLATBED SCANNER WITH CROPPING MARKER - A scanning system includes a transparent plate and a first crop marker. A document to be scanned is placed upon the transparent plate. The first crop marker is mounted on first housing for the scanning system located adjacent to a first edge of the transparent plate. The first crop marker allows a user to specify a value for a first dimension of a final image to be produced by the scanning system. The scanning system detects a location of the first crop marker and crops the final image of the document in accordance with the value of the first dimension.12-01-2011
20110134485INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF - If it is determined that a quality of a print product produced by printing a second variable drawing object, which is generated by combining a fixed drawing object and a first variable drawing object, by using a digital printing machine is within an allowable range, an information processing apparatus generates the second variable drawing object by combining the fixed drawing object and the first variable drawing object.06-09-2011
20090284796IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes an image obtaining section to obtain a document image data including a text image data and a tab image data, an image forming section to form an image on a paper having a first side and a second side based on the document image data, an inverse conveyance section to inverse the paper in which the image based on the document image data is formed on the first side and re-convey the paper to the image forming section and a control section to carry out a control to divide the document image data into the text image data and the tab image data, and to form a tab image based on the tab image data on the second side of the paper which is inversed and conveyed at a position plane symmetrical to the tab image formed on the first side of the paper after a text image and the tab image are formed on the first side of the paper based on the document image data.11-19-2009
20090002764ARRANGING GRAPHIC OBJECTS ON A PAGE WITH RELATIVE AREA BASED CONTROL - In one aspect, respective target rendering sizes of graphic objects to be arranged on a page are ascertained based on a respective nominal size assigned to the graphic objects. Different candidate layouts of the graphic objects on the page are constructed. A final layout of the graphic objects is determined based on comparisons of ones of the actual rendering sizes of the graphic objects in the candidate layouts with their target rendering sizes. In another aspect, two or more different candidate assignments of respective nominal sizes to the graphic objects are determined. A respective set of one or more candidate layouts of the graphic objects on the page is constructed in accordance with each of two or more of the candidate assignments.01-01-2009
20090303546System For Printing An Interactive Document On Demand - A system for printing an interactive document on demand. The system comprises a computer system and a printer. The computer system is configured for: identifying a document for printing; allocating a document identity to the document; recording an association between the document identity and the document; and sending print data to a printer associated with said computer system. The print data instructs the printer to print a document image for the document superimposed with a coded data pattern. The coded data pattern identifies the document identity and a plurality of locations on the printed document. The printer associated the said computer system is configured for: receiving the print data from the computer system; and printing a document image simultaneously with the superimposed coded data pattern, thereby providing the interactive printed document.12-10-2009
20090153905Systems and methods for processing of variable documents - A method of processing an electronic version of a variable document for a recipient includes the steps of receiving the electronic version of the variable document for the recipient and rasterizing the electronic version into one or more rasterized images, wherein each rasterized image is assigned a unique identifier. The method further includes the step of generating a run instance for the recipient, wherein the run instance includes the unique identifiers of the one or more rasterized images.06-18-2009
20090153904Opportunistic process control for printers - A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving print data at an electrophotographic printer; examining the print data to determine if an image within the print data may be used to perform one or more process control measurements and performing the process control measurement if it is determined that the image may be used.06-18-2009
20100123938WEB PAGE DISPLAY CONTROLLER, METHOD FOR DISPLAYING WEB PAGE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR COMPUTER PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus (05-20-2010
20090190179Image Forming Device, Device Driver And Print Controlling Method - There is described an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to easily create a booklet sample. The apparatus includes: a determining section to determine whether or not instruction information for instructing the apparatus to create a booklet sample is attached to print data; and a controlling section to control the image forming apparatus to create the booklet sample in which at least a part of inner pages is printed in a predetermined mode. The predetermined mode includes any one of: a first mode in which all of the inner pages other than the front and the back cover sheets are made to be white papers; a second mode in which only the front and back cover sheets and specific inner pages are to be printed; and a third mode in which only the front and back cover sheets and initial pages of chapters are to be printed.07-30-2009
20100277767PROFIT BASED LAYOUTS11-04-2010
20100085602IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PREVIEW DISPLAY METHOD - An image forming apparatus is provided with an image display portion such as a touch panel for displaying a preview of image data. When image data of the object to output is output with additional information added thereto or when the image data of the object to output is printed on recording paper and post processing is applied to the recording paper, the image forming apparatus combines an additional information image showing additional information or post processing with a preview image at a position corresponding to an adding position of additional information or a position at which post processing is applied in displaying the preview image by enlarging a part where the additional information image is combined to display on the touch panel.04-08-2010
20090303544IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus causes a composite image to be printed, on a recording sheet, as an entry area to be written in by a user. The composite image is formed by superimposing a fixed image on a reference image. The image processing apparatus extracts an image of an area having luminance lower than a predetermined threshold value from an image corresponding to the entry area contained in an image obtained by reading the recording sheet having the entry area that is written in, and the image processing apparatus uses mask data for extracting an image of an area corresponding to the fixed image to perform image extraction.12-10-2009
20100091330IMAGE SUMMARIZATION BY A LEARNING APPROACH - An automated system and a method for extracting a region of interest from a digital image are disclosed. The method includes identifying a subset of training images from a larger set of training images, each training image in the set having a respective identified region of interest. The subset is identified based on a measure of similarity between the digital image and the images in the set of training images. At least one region of interest is extracted from the digital image based on an analysis of the identified regions of interest in the subset of training images.04-15-2010
20090046324SEQUENCING AND REPRODUCING SETS OF TEXT AND GRAPHICS ACROSS A COLLECTION OF PRINTABLE AREAS - A method of sequencing and reproducing sets of text and graphics across a collection of printable areas and a computer readable medium having computer-executable instructions for performing the method. The method providing the user the ability to select many variables for the printing of labels for tabs. The method and computer readable medium providing for the creation of divider insert tab labels for the tabs of a set of divider inserts thereby identifying the divided contents. The method and computer printable medium provide for printing of the divider insert tab labels in an order that they are assembled into a binder.02-19-2009
20080304107INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus includes a layout unit which lays out content data contained in record data, a specifying unit which specifies items of a database to which each content data laid out in the form data, a layout data generation unit which generates layout data associated with the layout of content data so as to lay out, at the position of content data of laid-out record data, content data of another record data belonging to the same item as that of the content data of the laid-out record data, a variable data generation unit which generates variable data for rendering the content data of the other record data in the form data based on the layout data, and a transmission unit which transmits a print job containing the form data and variable data to the image forming apparatus.12-11-2008
20090147312PRINTING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR A PRINTING DEVICE - A printing device and a control method for a printing device can freely change the distribution of print data to the front and back sides to achieve the desired duplex printing result when operating in a duplex printing page mode that converts the print data for one page after setting the data conversion area. A conversion step (step S06-11-2009
20090273810INTEGRATING TARGETED ADS IN FAXES - A system and method for inserting an advertisement for a document to be faxed. In this embodiment, a processor may be configured to determine a category associated with content in a document being faxed. The processor may select at least one advertisement that is related to the associated category. A determination may be made for a location within the document being communicated for one or more advertisements to be positioned. The processor may be further configured to place one or more selected advertisement into the determined location in the document being communicated.11-05-2009
20090284795METHOD FOR PRINTING OVERSIZED IMAGE DATA - A method implemented in a printer controller for printing oversized image data is described. During printing, a process is executed to determine whether the data to be printed have a page data size that exceeds the maximum printable area for the specified recording medium. The page data size of a given page is the total extent (width and height) of the data objects on the page. If the page data size exceeds the maximum printable area, the process determines whether the portions of the image that exceeds the maximum printable area are background data. If they are, a portion of the background data that exceeds the maximum printable area are cut off, and the document is printed without reducing the size of the non-background data. The method can also be implemented on a print driver.11-19-2009
20090097071IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS FOR PRINTING IMAGES PROPERLY ARRANGED RELATIVE TO INDEX TAB - An image forming apparatus prints images on print sheets, and insets tab-index sheets between the printed print sheets. The image forming apparatus includes an orientation detecting unit which detects an orientation of a print sheet being supplied, a rotation-angle selecting unit which selects a rotation angle of an image such that the image is arranged in an orientation matching the detected orientation of the print sheet and in a predetermined positional relationship with a tab of the tab-index sheets, and a printing unit which prints the image being rotated by the selected rotation angle.04-16-2009
20080212138NON-SEQUENTIAL TRANSFER OF PDF DATA FOR PDF DIRECT PRINTING - In a PDF direct printing method, an intelligent parser is provided on the client computer to parse out and transfer to the printer blocks of PDF data in an order in which the data will be used by the PDF rendering process of the printer. The directory information block of the PDF file is transferred first, and the printer can start the rendering process soon after the directory information block is received, before the entire PDF file is transferred to the printer. The blocks of PDF data are stored on the printer, and the memory locations of the blocks of data stored on the printer are recorded in a memory allocation database. The PDF rendering process of the printer accesses the memory allocation database to obtain the memory location of the block of PDF data it will need next for rendering, and retrieves that block of data for processing.09-04-2008
20080212140METHOD OF ENABLING PRINTED INTERACTION WITH COMPUTER SOFTWARE - A method for enabling user interaction with computer software including, in a computer system determining information related to an interactive element, determining an identity indicative of the interactive element, determining a layout defining an arrangement for the information and coded data indicative of the identity, generating print data indicative of the identity, layout and information, transferring the print data to a printer responsive to the print data to print a form by printing the information coincident with the coded data, receiving indicating data from a sensing device generated by the sensing device sensing the coincident coded data so as to be indicative of the interactive element, identifying, using the indicating data, the interactive element, and performing an action associated with the interactive element.09-04-2008
20100277768SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONICALLY CAPTURING INFORMATION - A system for electronically capturing information is disclosed. The system includes a user input device movable by a user relative to a first interface surface provided on a first document. The first interface surface has visual information and coded data disposed thereon. The coded data encodes an identity of the first document and coordinates of a plurality of locations of the first interface surface. The user input device includes an image sensor for sensing at least some of the coded data and for generating movement data from the coordinates encoded in sensed coded data. The system further includes a computer system arranged to receive the movement data from the user input device and for generating print data in response to the movement data. The system also includes a printer for receiving the print data from the computer system and for printing a second document using the print data. The second document is printed with a second interface surface thereon. The second interface surface has visual information and coded data disposed thereon. The coded data again encodes an identity of the second document and coordinates of a plurality of locations of the second interface surface.11-04-2010
20110199648CONTROL PROGRAM AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, which makes it possible to establish the register mark printing function easily and securely to print the register mark under the condition in conformity with the page arranging mode. The apparatus includes: a display section that displays a page-arranging function setting screen from which a page arranging mode is settable, and a register-mark printing function setting screen from which a kind and a printing condition of the register mark are settable; a storage section that stores a table in which the page arranging mode and the printing condition are correlated with each other; and a setting control section that specifies the printing condition of the register mark, corresponding to the current page arranging mode, while referring to the table stored in the storage section, to display the printing condition above-specified onto the register-mark printing function setting screen as a default printing condition.08-18-2011
20110205595SYSTEM FOR CREATING MEDIUM HAVING IMAGE LAID OUT THEREON, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS IN THE SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - A preferred method is provided for promoting sales in a system that is designed for creating a medium having one or more images laid out thereon. More specifically, an image removed from a predetermined layout frame by an image replacement operation during a layout operation for laying out an image in the predetermined layout frame is identified. Then, at least one image identified is determined to be a recommended image whose purchase is to be recommended.08-25-2011
20110205594PAGE LAYOUT CONTROL DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, PAGE LAYOUT CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A page layout control device having a receiving unit that receives booklet designation information for printing two pages on each of both sides of a recording sheet and saddle-stitching as printing information for printing on a single recording sheet; a booklet page layout processing unit that carries out page layout processing in which two pages are laid out on each of both sides of each recording sheet such that pages are collated after a booklet is created, and a trial page layout processing unit that, when printing side information for designating a printing side of the recording sheet in the booklet designation information received by the receiving unit indicates single-sided printing, carries out page layout processing.08-25-2011
20100060935IMAGE DATA PROCESSOR AND IMAGE DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - The image data processor generates storage layout information and output joint information, and then generates a page raster for storage based on the storage layout information and a page raster for output based on the output joint information. The storage layout information is based on layout information describing object layouts and includes a page formed by the same objects and reusable objects of the same arrangements and a page formed by each variable object. The output joint information combines a page for reusable objects and a page for the variable object.03-11-2010
20100142001INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set application conditions relating to exception setting contents for a document file according to a user's instruction if at least one exception setting is set for a plurality of setting objects included in the document file, a registration unit configured to register the exception setting contents and the application conditions set by the setting unit as a template, a selection unit configured to enable a user to select a template to be applied to a document file, which serves as an editing object, from templates registered in the registration unit, and an application unit configured to apply the exception setting contents contained in the template selected by the selection unit to a setting object satisfying the application conditions included in the template selected by the selection unit.06-10-2010
20080239397Image Forming Apparatus And Computer Readable Medium - An image forming apparatus includes a formation unit and an overlap order number assignment unit. The formation unit divides a predetermined image and forms divided images of the predetermined image on plurality sheets of recording paper in a divided manner. The formation unit forms the divided images such that, among the plurality sheets of recording paper, on which the divided images are formed by the formation unit, at least one of the plurality sheets of recording paper includes an overlap portion used for overlapping the at least one of the plurality sheets of recording paper with a remainder of the plurality sheets of recording paper. The overlap order number assignment unit assigns the at least one of the plurality sheets of recording paper with an overlap order number, indicating an overlap order for overlapping the plurality sheets of recording paper, in the overlap portion.10-02-2008
20090168107RECORDING CONTROL DEVICE AND RECORDING CONTROL METHOD - A recording control device includes an input section that inputs information on a recording direction of a recording object document and information on a blank space elimination function for recording; a setting section that performs settings relating to the recording direction of the recording object document and the blank space elimination function based on the information input by the input section; a recording control section that controls a recording apparatus to record the recording object document on a recording medium according to the settings performed by the setting section; and a determining section that determines whether the setting relating to the blank space elimination function needs to be changed.07-02-2009
20080278757Image adjustment control for image alignment - A printing system includes a control system which processes an input print job to place it in a form for printing on a print engine. A user interface, in communication with the control system, is configured for receiving, from a user, adjustments to at least one geometric parameter for images of the print job to be applied to front and back sides of a sheet, whereby the geometric parameter is adjustable for the front and back sides independently. A print engine renders the print job on print media in accordance with received adjustments to the at least one geometric parameter.11-13-2008
20080278758Image processing system, computer program product, and image processing method - Upon receipt of a set of original data in different formats, data analysis information for the original data is generated. Based on the data analysis information, the formats of the original data is automatically adjusted to a uniform output format selected by a user. The original data are output in the output format desired by the user.11-13-2008
20100128312IMAGE COMBINING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME - An image combining apparatus and a control method for an image combining apparatus that allows a user to write a handwritten image on a writing sheet while confirming the positional relationship between the handwritten image and a photograph to be combined. When a writing sheet having a handwriting area in which a user writes the handwritten image to be combined with a photograph is printed, a reference image generated on the basis of the photograph is printed in the handwriting area.05-27-2010
20100128311DYNAMIC IMPOSITION BASED ON PERCEIVED PAGE VALUE - A dynamic imposition system provides for the printing of variable length documents onto a predefined number of pages. The more important pages in the document can be printed at their default size and resolution while less important pages can be automatically scaled down and printed at half size or less. The system automatically assigns ranks to the page descriptions in a print job based on each page's importance and then assigns one or more allowable impositions to each page description. The system then selects the imposition specifications that permit the imposition of the document onto a predetermined number of sheets. The document can then be imposed and printed in accordance with the selected imposition specifications.05-27-2010
20080309980IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - In order to provide a technique which can shorten the processing time in large-scale variable print processing, an image processing apparatus includes: an input unit adapted to input a rendering job which includes a single fixed object common to respective pages, and a plurality of variable objects which are independent for respective pages; a designation unit adapted to designate an inclusion region that includes rendering regions respectively for the plurality of rendering objects; a transparent processing unit adapted to generate transparent processed images by executing transparent processing in correspondence with the plurality of transparency attributes for a region of the fixed object that overlaps the inclusion region; a clipping image generation unit adapted to generate a clipping image by clipping a region from the transparent processed image; and a generation unit adapted to generate rendering data by blending the clipping image and the fixed object.12-18-2008
20080291497Printer - The present invention provides a printing apparatus which can prevent surrounding borders from becoming uneven and unnecessary borders from appearing, and which can optimally print object data even when the aspect ratio of the object data is maintained. The printing apparatus 11-27-2008
20110007360IMAGE-DATA GENERATION METHOD, IMAGE-DATA GENERATION APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM OF STORING IMAGE-DATA GENERATION PROGRAM - Before CTP-use image data TIFF that is laid out on a sheet of first paper used for printing and having a large size is produced based on image data (PDL) per page, CTP-use layout setting information (JDF) is converted so that POD-use layout setting information is produced, and image data laid out for POD is created based on the POD-use layout setting information.01-13-2011
20080285082INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - This invention allows the user to easily make an edit operation of a template even when the functions of a printing apparatus have changed. This invention is directed to an information processing apparatus, which is connected to a printer and edits a template that designates functions to be executed by the printer upon printing, including a unit which acquires information associated with newly executable functions by a newly connected printer, and a unit which generates a template that designates the acquired functions.11-20-2008
20090034000HANDHELD PRINTER - A swipe printer comprising: (a) a printhead for printing a graphic image and a position-coding pattern onto a surface; (b) an ink supply containing a first ink for printing the graphic image and a second ink for printing the position-coding pattern; (c) an image sensor positioned for imaging portions of the surface on which the printhead has printed during a swipe of the surface, each imaged portion containing part of the position-coding pattern printed by the printhead during the swipe; and (d) a processor for determining absolute positions of the swipe printer using the parts of the position-coding pattern. The processor is configured to use the absolute positions for controlling an output of the printhead during the swipe.02-05-2009
20100142000APPARATUS HANDLING CODES, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of pieces of information from a medium, a deletion unit configured to delete a second oldest piece of information, which is next to an oldest piece of information, from the plurality of pieces of information acquired by the acquisition unit, an addition unit configured to add new information to the plurality of pieces of information from which the second oldest piece of information has been deleted by the deletion unit, and a printing unit configured to print on a new medium the plurality of pieces of information resulting from the addition by the addition unit.06-10-2010
20110026081IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a generating unit and a superimposing unit. The generating unit generates an image carrier representing a machine-readable image pattern by using information to be embedded into a first image. The superimposing unit makes a second image translucent, the second image being an image of the image carrier, and superimposes the second image onto the first image in such a manner that the second image can be mechanically read and the first image can be read by a user.02-03-2011
20090161163Parallel RIP with Preamble Caching - A method and system is provided for splitting a print job into its preamble and at least one chunk. The splitter maintains a collection of RIP node addresses to which chunks of the job currently being split have already been sent. When a new chunk is about to be sent, the splitter checks whether each RIP node address has already received a chunk. If the RIP node has not already received a chunk, the splitter sends the preamble as well as the chunk to an available RIP associated with the RIP node. If, however, the RIP node address has already received a chunk, only the portion of the chunk after the preamble is sent to an available RIP associated with the RIP node and communicate the location of the preamble to the available RIP node. The preamble may contain common content for each job.06-25-2009
20090161164IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - There is provided an image processing method of laying out and outputting an image of an original formed from a plurality of pages on one page, the method comprising: inputting image data of the original formed from the plurality of pages; dividing the image data input in the inputting into a plurality of blocks; discarding unnecessary information; appending necessary information to each block obtained by division in the dividing based on the predetermined rule; replacing the respective blocks obtained by division in the dividing with the block from which the unnecessary information is discarded in the discarding, and the block to which the necessary information is appended in the appending; and outputting the respective blocks which have undergone replacement in the replacing by laying out the respective blocks on one page.06-25-2009
20090027728IMPOSITION OF DOCUMENTS WITH VARIABLE PROPERTIES - A method and apparatus for optimal imposition of documents with variable properties (01-29-2009
20120069403IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives all image data of pages that are imposed; an input unit that inputs the number of pages in vertical and horizontal directions and a page opening direction; a calculation unit that calculates a division number on the basis of the number of pages and the page opening direction; an all image data dividing unit that divides the all image data into divided image data on the basis of the division number; and an acquisition unit that acquires a bind width and a back width from the all image data, wherein the printing position of the divided image data is corrected by calculating a margin from the bind width, the back width, a length of the print sheet, a length of the divided image data, and the number of pages of the divided image data in a correction direction.03-22-2012
20090174907METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RANDOMIZED, BIDIRECTIONAL PRINTING - Method and apparatus for randomized printing of transactions or voting records using a printer with a paper roll supply where after one area is printed, the paper is randomly shifted either in a one or bidirectional fashion to another area not adjacent to the previously printed area thus removing a set print record order and preserving randomness in print. Motorized paper rollers are used for bidirectional paper shifting, an optical sensor is used to check if an area of paper roll is available for printing by reading indicia, and algorithms are used to randomly move the paper roll to prevent printing in continuous motion.07-09-2009
20090185226Tint Block Image Generation Program and Tint Block Image Generation Device - A computer-readable tint block image generation program that causes a computer to execute a tint block image generation step of generating tint block image data including a latent image portion and a background portion which have different output densities to be reproduced during copying has: a camouflage pattern registration step of inputting and storing in a memory multi-grayscale camouflage pattern data; and a tint block image data generation step of generating a latent image portion image data based on a latent image portion screen for an area corresponding to the latent image portion, and generating a background portion image data based on a background portion screen for an area corresponding to the background portion, for grayscale values of the multi-grayscale camouflage pattern data.07-23-2009
20090141308PRINTING DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR A PRINTING DEVICE - An electronic method for printing is disclosed, the method including receiving print data from a host computer, the print data including an indicator, wherein the print data does not include supplemental duplex or simplex printing settings, determining that the indicator is within the print data, analyzing the indicator to determine duplex or simplex printing, writing a first portion of the print data to a memory unit, writing a second portion of the print data to the memory unit, printing a first side of a paper according to the first portion of the print data, and printing a second side of the paper according to the second portion of the print data.06-04-2009
20080316536PRINT CONTROLLER, PRINT CONTROL METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A print controller for making a print device print in such a manner that a grouping for each record included in printed matter can be easily recognized is provided. A print control program stored on computer readable storage media for outputting a business form by sending output form data to a print device includes the steps of inputting form data which indicates a layout of the business form; inputting variable length field data consisting of a plurality of records; setting a print condition for each record included in the input field data; generating output form data of the business form by overlaying the field data set with the print condition on the input form data; and outputting the business form by sending the generated output form data to the print device.12-25-2008
20080316535AUTOMATIC ROTATED ROW PLACEMENT IN MULTIUP IMPOSITION - A system and method for automatically placing a rotated row in a multi-up imposition. Calculations can be performed, which are required to execute an automated multi-up imposition. The dimensions of the input document can be then evaluated against the available area in the imposed layout to determine whether there is sufficient space to add a rotated row to the layout (e.g., the “Dutch Row” in Dutch imposition). If it is determined that there is sufficient space for a rotated row, a rotated page row can then be added to the imposed layout.12-25-2008
20110222122PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS AND PRINTING CONTROL METHOD - A printing control apparatus includes: an accepting unit that accepts a setting regarding layout printing for laying out multiple document pages in order on a sheet-by-sheet basis; a selection unit that, in the case where the layout printing setting has been accepted by the accepting unit, displays graphic images of the multiple document pages and allows a specific page for which layout printing is not to be carried out to be selected from among the graphic images; a layout processing unit that does not perform the layout for the specific page selected through the selection unit and does perform the layout for the document pages aside from the specific page; and a print data generation unit that generates print data of the multiple document pages based on a result of the processing performed by the layout processing unit.09-15-2011
20090086273METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR COLOR VARIATIONS ACROSS A PRINTED PAGE USING MULTIPLE-PASS PRINTING - A method for compensating for color variations introduced by printer hardware limitations and other factors is described. First, for each printer model or each individual printer, the extent of color variation throughout a printed page is determined. Based on this determination, each page is partitioned into a plurality of image areas. Then, in an actual printing process, the page of image is printed in a multi-pass process where each image area is printed in a separate pass. The digital image data is shifted and/or rotated for each pass, and the paper is shifted and/or rotated correspondingly, so that the different image areas printed in different passes form a complete image on the final printed page. From the standpoint of the pointer hardware, all passes involve printing the same area of a physical page, resulting in reduced color variation across the page.04-02-2009
20090310183DISPLAY SCREEN IMAGE CREATING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND DISPLAY CONTROL DEVICE - A PC includes a part designation receiving section which receives a designation of a display object part to be displayed in a display screen image, a layout instruction receiving section which receives a layout instruction of the display object part, an action setting section which sets an action associated with the display object part, and a creating section which creates screen image data of the display screen image.12-17-2009
20090021790User-controlled print friendly page - An interface for viewing and/or printing a web page according to user-control of the content is provided. In one example, an interface includes at least one user-selectable option for displaying content from a web page, the web page including at least two content types, and displaying the web page according to at least one user-selectable option. The interface may include a selection interface having the at least one user-selectable option, which may include check boxes or other selectable features such as sliders, radio buttons, or drop-down menus; alternatively, a user-selectable option may be viewable during a hover or roll-over state of displayed content. The content types may include text, images, videos, advertisements, comments, and so on, which may adjust in real-time in response to a change in the user-selectable option. The interface may further include a print button for initiating a function for printing the displayed content according to the user-selected options.01-22-2009
20090185225Tint Block Image Generation Program and Tint Block Image Generation Device - A computer readable medium which stores a tint block image generation program that causes a computer to execute a tint block image generation step of generating tint block image data having a latent image portion and a background portion, which have different output densities to be reproduced during copying has: an adjustment step of adjusting grayscale values of multi-grayscale camouflage pattern data to a lower lightness so as to generate adjusted multi-grayscale camouflage pattern data; and a tint block image data generation step of generating latent image portion image data based on a latent image portion screen for an area corresponding to the latent image portion, and generating background portion image data based on a background portion screen for an area corresponding to the background portion, for grayscale values of the adjusted multi-grayscale camouflage pattern data.07-23-2009
20090116068METHOD FOR SELECTING A FORMAT FOR A SECTION TO BE PRINTED - A method for selecting a format is disclosed by selecting a print section layout, which divides the section to be printed in a running direction and in a transversal direction of the section to be printed into adjacent units with a signature assigned to a unit such that subsequently in the running direction, longitudinal dimensions and in transversal direction, transversal dimensions of the signature and technically required border portions outside of the signature are determined, and subsequently, on the one hand, a minimum longitudinal dimension is calculated as the sum of the longitudinal dimensions of the signature and of required border regions adjoining in running direction, and, on the other hand, a minimum transversal dimension is computed as the sum of the transversal dimensions of the signature and of required border regions, adjoining in transversal direction, and wherein eventually, the print section format is selected so that a longitudinal dimension of the print section format is at least equal to the minimum longitudinal dimension, and a transversal dimension of the print section format is at least equal to the minimum transversal dimension.05-07-2009
20090109489PAGE OF A PRINT WORK WITH A FOLDABLE INDICATOR SECTION FOR MARKING THE PAGE - A page of a print work has a foldable indicator section for marking the page, wherein the indicator section, in the folded state, at least partially protrudes beyond a page edge. To provide a page of a print work and a print work which enables marking of the page without additional auxiliary devices, wherein handling of a print work produced of the pages is not hindered by the indicator section, it is provided that the indicator section is partially separated from the page by a recess, wherein opposite edges of the recess are arranged at a distance from each other.04-30-2009
20090213428AUTOMATED LAYOUT - A system and method for arranging a plurality of items on a sheet is described. Build trees, based on an ordered sequence of a plurality of items, with nodes representing the items and/or meta-items derived from pairings of items and/or other meta-items, are formed. A build tree is traversed to identify a candidate layout. Candidate layouts are evaluated to determine whether they fit the sheet and then to identify candidate layouts that optimize printing-related activities. The ordered sequence is designed to reduce the quantity of sheets required to produce the desired quantity of items.08-27-2009
20090244626Print method for optimizing document size based on pages remaining - A method includes receiving a print request, the print request including a number of pages to be printed; determining an approximate number of sheets of paper in a printer cache; if the number of pages to be printed is greater than the approximate number of sheets of paper in the printer cache, determining whether the print request indicates that page reduction is allowed; if page reduction is allowed, shrinking the pages to be printed for printing multiple pages on each sheet such that all pages will be printed on the available number of sheets of paper in the printer cache; and if page reduction is not allowed, not shrinking the pages.10-01-2009
20090262397METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRINT IMAGE DISTORTION COMPENSATION - Disclosed herein are tools allowing users to finely adjust the print image before actual printing to compensate for expected distortion. These tools will be available at the queue level and allow the user to apply adjustments to front side or back side of the pages independently. These tools utilize a feature within printers that allows “pre-ripping” of input documents into a set of separate files that include a calling program, a set of page images, and other files used by the system. These tools modify the calling postscript file to cause the needed image modifications. The exemplary embodiment provides the user GUI based tools at the queue level to manipulate the output image to compensate for repeatable distortion due to media movement during printing.10-22-2009
20090316210IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus includes: an obtaining unit that obtains data containing graphic information representing a segment; a determining unit that determines whether or not the graphic information representing the segment contained in the obtained data satisfies a condition defined as to at least one of a line kind, a line width and a line color of the segment; a first changing unit that changes, when the determining unit determines that the condition is not satisfied, the graphic information representing the segment contained in the obtained data to satisfy the condition; and an output unit that outputs an image based on data representing a result of the change performed by the first changing unit.12-24-2009
20090316211IMAGE-FORMING DEVICE AND IMAGE-FORMING METHOD - An image-forming device includes: an image-forming unit that forms an image on the basis of first image data; a measuring unit that measures a value of density of a patch image formed by the image-forming unit; a desired value storage unit that stores data on a desired value of density of the patch image; a correction amount calculating unit that calculates a correction amount on the basis of which the measured value is converted into a value identical to or close to the desired value; a condition storage unit that stores data on the measured value, the desired value, the correction amount, and the second image data in the storage unit; and a conversion unit that converts the second image data into third image data, on the basis of the measured value, the desired value, and the correction amount.12-24-2009
20100149598DOCUMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING METHOD - Whether all pages have the same print settings is determined before print settings are changed in a print preview, and the setting change is permitted only when all pages have the same print settings. In each layer of XPS data to be processed, whether the print setting information is not added to the element of the layer or whether the print setting information added to the element of the layer is shared by all elements of the layer is determined. A change in the print setting information by the user is accepted if one of the conditions is satisfied. When the print settings are changed, the setting change is not reflected on individual print tickets. The change is reflected on the entire job by adding a print ticket reflected with the setting change on the top element.06-17-2010
20100149597SYSTEM AND METHOD TO DERIVE STRUCTURE FROM IMAGE - A method and system creates a printed substrate suitable for conversion into a three-dimensional object. A template generator identifies a printing template having die line data representing a cutting path and folding position data representing a folding path. Foreground image data representative of a first image is automatically applied the selected printing template to define a target location for the first image, and also to define a second die line around a portion of the target location to form a second cutting path based on the foreground image data. A printer prints the first image onto a substrate at the target location, a cutting device cuts the substrate along the first cutting path and the second cutting path, and a scoring device scores the substrate along the folding path to generate a printed substrate that will fold into a three-dimensional object.06-17-2010
20100165408PRINTER AND METHOD OF PRINTING - A printer equipped with a display panel and configured to perform printing on a label surface of a disc based on an image displayed on the display panel, including: a displaying portion configured to display, on the display panel, (a) a subject image that is based on stored image data and (b) a disc frame representing a printable region of the label surface of the disc, such that the disc frame is superimposed on the subject image; a modifying portion configured to modify the subject image on the basis of an input operation by a user, such that the subject image is moved, enlarged, or reduced relative to the disc frame; and a printing portion configured to print, on the label surface of the disc, a part of the subject image existing within the disc frame.07-01-2010
20110228340METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRINTING AND INSERTING DIVIDERS INTO MULTI-SECTION DOCUMENTS FROM MULTIPLE FILES - A method and system for inserting dividers in a rendering job. A group of individual files can be compiled into a single document. The individual files can then be arranged in a preferred order. One or more dividers can then be inserted in-between each of the individual files in order to thereafter generate a template that includes a print layout associated with the divider(s) and render a complete document, which includes the individual files in the preferred order with the divider(s) automatically inserted therein and including text strings thereof.09-22-2011
20100188706SYSTEM AND METHOD OF UTILIZING TAB ATTRIBUTES AS JOB TICKET ATTRIBUTES FOR PRINTING - A system for utilizing tab attributes includes a communications component, a user interface component, a ticket generation component, and a job submissions component. The communications component operatively communicates at least one print document. The user interface component operatively communicates user data including tab data. The ticket generation component generates a ticket including at least one tab attribute. The ticket generation component communicates with the communications component and the user interface. The ticket generation component receives the user data from the user interface component and the ticket generation component receives the at least one print document from the communications component. The ticket is associated with the at least one print document. The ticket includes at least one tab attribute generated as a function of the received tab data. The job submission component submits a job to a printer and the job includes the ticket and the at least one print document. The system is at least partially implemented by an operative set of processor executable instructions configured for execution by at least one processor.07-29-2010
20100188707PHOTO BOOTH SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Photo booth systems and methods of using photo booth systems, such as those that provide photo booths and interaction between the photo booths and one or more user groups.07-29-2010
20100188705Method and Article for Providing Layout Flexibility - The present invention is drawn to an article of manufacture and an associated method for providing layout flexibility. The article of manufacture includes a computer readable storage medium with a computer readable program code capable of accepting an optimal layout and a first modified layout, each within a visual frame of a graphic art program. Each of the optimal layout and the first modified layout include a plurality of visual elements and a variable data element. The computer readable program code is further capable of determining dimensional and layout parameters associated with each of the optimal layout and the first modified layout. Further, the computer readable program code is capable of interpolating variations between the optimal layout and the first modified layout for modifications of the variable data element ranging from the optimal layout to the first modified layout.07-29-2010
20100182648DETERMINE MOVEMENT OF A PRINT MEDIUM RELATIVE TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A method of using a mobile device to determine movement, relative to the mobile device, of a print medium being printed on by the mobile device is disclosed. The mobile device includes a printer. The mobile device further includes a sensor in a media feed path of the printer and a processing means. A surface of the print medium bears coded data indicative of a plurality of locations on the surface. The method uses the sensor to sense the coded data at a plurality of locations on the surface. The sensed coded data is decoded in order to determine the locations, and the movement of the print medium relative to sensor is determined from the locations.07-22-2010
20130215470PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A print control apparatus performs a print process for printing image data on a sheet, controls a binding process for binding a plurality of sheets without a staple, and adjusts the printing area of the image data to be printed when performance of the binding process is designated.08-22-2013
20130215471DETERMINING IMPOSITION OF PRINTABLE OBJECTS - Determining imposition of printable objects (08-22-2013
20100225971IMAGE COMPOSITION DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image composition device includes: a determination unit that determines an overlap state between respective pixel strings on corresponding lines in plural first image data pieces, having plural continuous pixels in the same color as a pixel string, including continuous coordinates with start point coordinate information and end point coordinate information of the pixel string, using the plural first image data pieces; and a composition unit that composes plural second image data pieces based on a result of determination by the determination unit.09-09-2010
20100214614Context-aware printing method and system - A context-aware printing method and system invoke contextual rendering tags to realize more flexible printing. The contextual rendering tags provide information about the nature or purpose of print elements in a document and are used to identify and selectively modify print elements in a given print instance of the document at the discretion of the user. The contextual rendering tags provide added flexibility in printing by enabling a user to make a broad array of purpose-driven modifications and enabling a document to be printed in multiple instances and in any sequence with modifications indicated by all contextual rendering tags, modifications indicated by a subset of contextual rendering tags or no context-based modifications. For example, print elements that are designated nonessential by contextual rendering tags can be excluded from a printed document in a first print instance to reduce ink consumption and included in a printed document in a second print instance where an unaltered document is required.08-26-2010
20090040562POSITION INDICATING METHOD AND POSITION INDICATING APPARATUS - A position indicating method, comprising the following steps: determining the output unit to be outputted; outputting the content within the provided output space, the content outputted within the provided output space is the current output content; when the occupied output space of the output unit to be outputted is larger than the provided output space, mapping the current output content to the position indicating window according to the predetermined method, and representing it by the indicating mark, the relative position of the indicating mark within the position indicating window reflects the relative position of the current output content in the output unit to be outputted. A position indicating apparatus, comprising: judgment unit(02-12-2009
20090323121A 3D Scene Scanner and a Position and Orientation System - A hand-held mobile 3D scanner (12-31-2009
20090103138IMAGE FORMING INDICATING TERMINAL AND IMAGE FORMING INDICATING METHOD - An image forming indicating terminal of an example of the invention includes a storage unit to store a first print condition, an input unit to input a second print condition when printing of data is executed, a calculation unit to calculate the second print condition inputted by the input unit, a comparison unit to compare an upper limit of the first print condition stored in the storage unit with the second print condition calculated by the calculation unit, and a display unit to display a warning when a comparison result of the comparison unit satisfies a specified condition.04-23-2009
20090051971APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE RECORDING, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMAGE MANAGEMENT, PHOTO ALBUM, AND PROGRAMS - An image recording apparatus is configured to comprise identification information reading means for reading identification information from a photo album having a communication device storing the identification information identifying the photo album that contains print storage units wherein index prints having a plurality of images laid out in a predetermined layout can be stored and a recording medium storage unit wherein a recording medium storing the images is stored, and recording means for recording all the images laid out in the index prints in the recording medium, by relating the images to the identification information.02-26-2009
20130135682Identification Code Printing Method and Printing Apparatus - An identification (ID) code printing method for a glass substrate is disclosed, which comprises the following steps: loading a glass substrate onto a front end of a platform; aligning the glass substrate at the front end of the platform; printing an ID code on the glass substrate for three times in a process of moving the glass substrate from the front end of the platform to a back end of the platform, then from the back end of the platform to the front end of the platform and finally again from the front end of the platform to the back end of the platform. An ID code printing apparatus for a glass substrate is further disclosed. Thereby, an additional cycle of ID code printing operations can be carried out in the present disclosure as compared to the prior art, which can increase the number of times of ID code printing under the conventional tact time conditions and improve the utilization factor of the production line.05-30-2013
20100302595Image Reproducing Apparatus And Imaging Apparatus - An image reproducing apparatus includes a reproduction control unit which selects n out of given m input images as n output images by evaluating similarity among different input images of the m input images, and outputs the n output images onto a reproduction medium (m is an integer of two or larger, n is an integer of one or larger, and m>n holds).12-02-2010
20110116134AUTOMATIC IMPOSITION GUTTER REMOVAL - A method and apparatus for printing a plurality of documents juxtaposed for imposition on a print media sheet without gutters. The document images are rasterized and a band of single or multiple pixels is selected along the image margins and compared to determine if adjacent bands are within a predetermined tolerance value. If so, the images are juxtaposed without a gutter; and, if not, one image is rotated 180° and the comparison repeated. If the comparison still is not within a predetermined tolerance value, the juxtaposed images are imposed with a gutter.05-19-2011
20110051195Printing Device - In the printing device, the image in the print data indicates a part of the original image. The printing unit prints a print image in the printing region on the recording sheets. Each printing region is assigned with at least one of a gluing region and a projecting region. The projecting region is a part of the printing region. The gluing region is on the recording sheet. One of two printing regions corresponding to two image regions partially overlaps with each other is assigned with the gluing region. The remaining printing region is assigned with the projecting region. An image corresponding to the projecting region corresponds to a part of image corresponding to the one of the two printing regions. The printing unit performs borderless printing with the image corresponding to the projecting region running off the recording sheet.03-03-2011
20110043860Information processing device, information processing method, and program - An information processing device includes a printer unit configured to perform a printing process, a display unit configured to display an image and display printing information including setting information of the printing process using the printer unit, a position sensor configured to output a detection signal enabling a determination of whether the information processing device is set in an image display position or a printing position, and a control unit configured to receive the detection signal from the position sensor and display the printing information on the display unit when it is determined that the information processing device is in the printing position.02-24-2011
20110116133SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC LAYOUT OF PRINTED MATERIAL ON A THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE - A method and system for printing content on a three dimensional structure, select a first graphical design style sheet for a first facet of the structure. A graphical design layout renderer to apply semantic structural design data to the style sheet until a graphic design template is prepared. Graphical content is linked to the structure and printed on the substrate using the design data. The system determines the location by facet of the content, and ensures that larger content items are distributed among multiple facets of the structure.05-19-2011
20090033999IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH ADAPTIVE AUTOMATIC LAYOUT FUNCTION - It is determined whether each of objects separated from a plurality of objects arranged in a single page is character object or not, and with respect to an object determined as a character object, a ratio of pixels configuring a character in the determined object to all pixels in said determined object is calculated. A character object in which the ratio crosses a predetermined reference value, when the plurality of objects in the single page are scaled and arranged in accordance with a size of a sheet set by a user, is arranged in a different page.02-05-2009
20120243050MEDIA PROCESSING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD FOR MEDIA PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICE - A media processing system enables producing a copy of media based on the state of media deterioration. An error rate measurement unit measures the error rate of recorded media after specific data is written to the media; an error rate evaluation unit determines if the media error rate measured by the error rate measurement unit is less than or equal to a preset threshold value; and a data recording unit that, when the error rate evaluation unit determines the error rate exceeds the specific threshold value, writes specific data recorded to the recorded media to other unused media.09-27-2012
20120243049PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A printing apparatus has: a dot discrimination section that discriminates whether a print dot is present in a discrimination target area D including a cut position at which an elongated sheet is cut in a sheet width direction, the discrimination target area being at least either one of a front edge area D09-27-2012
20100060936IMAGE DATA PROCESSOR AND IMAGE DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM - Based on layout information, in regard to a group of reusable objects appearing in a range from a lowermost layer to a layer immediately before a variable object appears in the order of arranging image objects, one new reusable object is generated for each group of pages on which reusable objects constituting the group of reusable objects are identical and have same arrangement positions, the new reusable object generated by merging the reusable objects constituting the group of reusable objects. Also new layout information is generated by replacing description of each of the reusable objects constituting the group of reusable objects in the layout information with description of the new reusable object corresponding to the group of reusable objects.03-11-2010
20100134845Digital Photo Frame With Rotatable Screen - A digital photo frame for storing and displaying photos. The photo frame has a photo-sized display screen rotatably mounted on a support such that the display screen is configurable in landscape-viewing or portrait-viewing orientations by rotation of the screen. A memory stores photo image files tagged as either landscape orientation or portrait orientation and a user interface receives instructions to display photos stored in the memory. A processor is configured for receiving orientation data regarding an orientation of the display screen, retrieving only photo image files from the memory that are tagged with an orientation corresponding to the orientation of the display screen, and displaying the retrieved photo image files as photos on the display screen.06-03-2010
20100097655IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus, which includes: an extraction section that extracts a drawing element to be printed in a black color; a contour portion determination section that determines a contour portion of the drawing element extracted by the extraction section; and a controller that controls a printing unit such that, for a portion determined as the contour portion by the contour portion determination section, the portion is overprinted on a printed background image, and for a portion not determined as the contour portion by the contour portion determination section, the portion is printed without printing the background image.04-22-2010
20080266607IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - Disclosed is an image forming apparatus which forms an image on a sheet including: an image forming section to form images on sheets according to a plurality of page image data divided in a plurality of chapters; a finisher section for forming a book with the sheets divided in chapters; and a control section to combine heading image data with the page image data with respect to chapters in a matter that positions of the heading image data to discern chapters are along a fore edge of the book and to allow the image forming section to form the images when the book is formed by the finisher section.10-30-2008
20100321736RFID REGISTRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A RFID registration system is provided with a reader for reading an ID of an object to be identified by an RFID, an RFID existence position indicating the position of the RFID, and the RFID; an associating apparatus for associating the read RFID with the ID of the object to be identified by the RFID, a position information generation apparatus for obtaining the read position at the same time the position has been read, and a collation apparatus for obtaining an ID of the object to be identified by the RFID based on the read position and the RFID existence position. The RFID registration system can be avoid making the mistaken association between the RFID and the object to which the identification ID is attached.12-23-2010
20080204809Printing apparatus - When a print pattern setting mode is set and a printing apparatus receives print data including object print data from an external device, all arrangement patterns where the object print data is located in each printing areas defined in template data are produced. A setting capability checking process is executed for each arrangement pattern. Preview data is produced for the arrangement patterns where all the object print data can be printed and displayed on a liquid crystal display. When preview data displayed on the liquid crystal display is selected, the arrangement pattern corresponding to the preview data is set to the template data.08-28-2008
20110261412PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS, PRINT CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-EXECUTABLE PROGRAM - A print control apparatus configured to process variable data includes a determination unit configured to determine an imposition method used for defining layout of the variable data including a plurality of pages where stationary content used for a plurality of records and variable content that differs for each record are arranged on one physical page, and a print data generation unit configured to generate print data used for arranging the layout of the plurality pages of the variable data on the one physical page by the imposition method determined by the determination unit and perform printing, and the print data generation unit generates the print data including information used for identifying each page of each record.10-27-2011
20110134484IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - It enables even by an image forming apparatus which does not have a function to recognize an image other than a leading image included in a multi-image file to print the image other than the leading image. To do so, there is provided a control method which comprises: outputting the image included in the multi-image file of a format in which the leading image can be processed by an image processing apparatus which does not deal with the multi-image file but an image other than the leading image cannot be processed by the image processing apparatus which does not deal with the multi-image file; and replacing, in a case where an output instruction to output, among the plural images included in the multi-image file, the image other than the leading image has been accepted, the image to which the output instruction has been accepted with the leading image.06-09-2011
20110080614PRINTING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A printing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set information for determining output paper information before receiving the print data in response to an instruction entered via an operation panel of the printing apparatus, a determination unit configured to determine, based on page size information specified in the print data, fixed-size paper corresponding to the page size information, and an image output unit configured to print, when the fixed-size paper corresponding to the page size information cannot be determined by the determination unit, the print data using paper selected by the set information.04-07-2011
20080218800IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A document detecting unit detects a document from color image data of a plurality of rectangular areas at a specific position on a scanning plate, to determine a document size in a main-scanning direction. An average-value calculating unit calculates an average value of each component of the color image data in a rectangular area. A binarizing unit binarizes the average value calculated by the average-value calculating unit. A determining unit determines a presence of the document based on a result obtained by the binarizing unit.09-11-2008
20100214615Method for Producing a Printed Product - A method for producing a printed product, wherein at least one printing substrate webs are transported through at least one printing form-based printing unit for static printing of at least one printing substrate webs with a printed image which remains unchanged for printed copies of the printed product. In addition, at least one of the statically printed printing substrate webs is printed inline dynamically with the static printing in a region of at least one printing device of the web press without a printing form with access data, e.g., a prize code, which is individualized for at least some printed copies. Here, information content, such as a prize, which extends beyond the printed product can be accessed by the access data for a purchaser of the printed product over an interactive medium, such as the Internet. Access data specific to a target person and/or a target group are printed in the printed copies as individual access data.08-26-2010
20100195157IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a stack tray moving mechanism to move a stack tray in a paper ejection direction of a recording medium by a specified length each time the recording medium folded by a sheet finisher is ejected, prints a fold line identifier on a surface of the recording medium which becomes an upper surface when the recording medium is folded and ejected, along a folded fold line, and at a position where, when the recording medium is stacked on the stack tray, the fold line identifier is not hidden by a subsequently ejected recording medium, and performs folding and paper ejection. Image formation of printed content is performed on the recording medium which is located inside when folding is performed.08-05-2010
20110188086TOOTH SHADE ANALYZER SYSTEM AND METHODS - The invention relates to a non-transitory computer readable medium that includes one or more programs for carrying out a method for addressing a dental need in a patient involving modification of tooth shape, alignment, or color. The method includes the steps of receiving an electronic image of a patient's tooth; storing the image electronically in memory storage; and communicating the image to a party for evaluation of the modification of tooth shape, alignment, or color in connection with the addressing of the patient's dental need.08-04-2011
20100027071SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN IMAGE ENHANCED PRODUCT - Methods and a system for providing an image enhanced product are provided. One method includes identifying a framing system having a holding area with positioning features that hold a masking surface that generally blocks the passage of light through the masking surface except in a plurality of window areas; determining an arrangement of a plurality of overlapping receiver mediums to provide a plurality of image receiving areas in correspondence with one of the of the window areas when a reference edge of each of the receiver mediums is located using an associated one of the positioning features; and printing images in the image receiving areas of the plurality of receiver medium sheets according to the determined arrangement; wherein said determining is performed in a manner that causes any overlapping edge between two receiver mediums to be positioned outside any of the window areas, and causes at least portions of selected images to be positioned within the window areas.02-04-2010
20120147426INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of merging a plurality of print documents having a hierarchical structure including layers to which metadata are attached. To achieve this capability, the information processing apparatus receives from a user an instruction for merging the plurality of print documents, changes the plurality of print documents, and then merges the plurality of print documents.06-14-2012
20110141522Identification Card - In order to produce a highly effective security feature on a substrate material in a simple manner, a printed image is applied to one side and a laser image is applied to the other side in an at least partially congruent fashion, in particular on a transparent part of the substrate and from different sides.06-16-2011
20120038953IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING CONTROL PROGRAM CAPABLE OF PROCESSING DOCUMENT DATA - An image processing method of forming images of data onto a plurality of recording media each having an obverse surface and a reverse surface is disclosed. This method has a recognizing step of recognizing a delimiter of the data in document data and a recognizing step of, in the case where the delimiter of the data is recognized in the recognizing step when an image process is executed so as to form the image onto the obverse surface of a predetermined recording medium, recognizing an instruction showing either a mode to continue the image forming operation to the reverse surface of the recording medium or a mode to exchange the recording medium and continue the image forming operation from the obverse surface of another recording medium.02-16-2012
20120044540COLOR MANAGEMENT AND CALIBRATION USING A SCANNER OR CAMERA - A computer-implemented method for color calibration and profiling of an output device includes measuring a color patch in a test pattern, which comprises a plurality of color patches, to obtain first image data; measuring the color patch in the test pattern to obtain second image data; transforming the first image data to a first estimated image data; determining a difference between the second image data and the first estimated image data to obtain a correction factor; and calculating, for each patch in the test pattern, a corrected image data by applying the correction factor to a subsequent estimated image data from the first sensor. The correction factor is used for correcting inaccuracies introduced when the first image data is transformed into the first estimated image data. The first image data and the second image data provide a measured color representation of the color patch in a device dependent color space and a device independent color space, respectively.02-23-2012
20110063681IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus includes: a document image acquisition unit that acquires a document image; an additional information image acquisition unit that acquires an additional information image in which additional information added to the document image acquired by the document image acquisition unit is represented with a dot array of dots having a predetermined size and interval; a determination unit that determines an arrangement of at least one of the document image and the additional information image so as to reduce interference in superposition of the document image acquired by the document image acquisition unit and the additional information image acquired by the additional information image acquisition unit; and a superposition unit that superposes the document image on the additional information image in the arrangement determined by the determination unit.03-17-2011
20110063682PRINT APPARATUS, PRINT CONTROL APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - When a combining instruction for combining first image data with second image data being stored in a print apparatus is accepted, a processing parameter that has been set for the second image data to be combined with the first image data is obtained, and a determination is made of whether or not an image area of the first image data and an image area of the second image data match if the first image data and the second image data are overlaid, based on the processing parameter, and when determined that the image area of the first image data and the image area of the second image data do not match, the first image data is modified, and that modified first image data is transmitted to the print apparatus.03-17-2011
20100220361PRINTING PROCESS SYSTEM, A PRINTING CONTROL APPARATUS, A TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND A PRINTING PROCESS METHOD - The printing process system for laying out and printing images for two pages on one side of each sheet for creating a booklet, comprises: a generating unit for generating, in order to cause a plurality of printing devices to print the images on the sheets to form a booklet, print sheet data and insertion sheet data intended for each of the printing devices; a calculating unit for calculating a shift amount of the image for each of the sheets referenced in the print sheet data based on the print sheet data and the insertion sheet data, the shift amount ensuring that the image gets closer to the center of the sheet as the sheet gets closer to the innermost of the booklet; and an instructing unit for instructing a relevant printing device to print the images on the sheets referenced in the print sheet data, based on the shift amount.09-02-2010
20120206771IMAGING PRODUCT LAYOUT METHOD - A method of generating an image product comprising three or more digital images and automatically placing the digital images into display locations in a display that represents an image product. A user may select a displayed digital image for relocating it to a new display location. A completed image product is shown in the digital display including the first selected digital image in the new display location. An image product can be made and provided as represented by that shown in the digital display.08-16-2012
20120069404METHOD OF ADDING VALUE TO PRINT DATA, A VALUE-ADDING DEVICE, AND A RECORDING MEDIUM - Various kinds of value can be easily added to print data output from an existing application without modifying the existing application program. A value-adding method executes a process of adding value to print data output from an application on a computer that has one or more communication ports and executes a specific process by means of an application, and includes a data acquisition step of acquiring the print data at the operating system kernel layer before the print data is received at the communication port, and a data processing step that applies at the application layer a process of adding and/or deleting print content in the print data based on previously registered information, and outputs the data after processing to the specified communication port.03-22-2012
20100165406Split Large Image Printing - A printing system, which includes a printer and a client computer having executable instructions for creating a print job. The executable instructions include selecting a medium; dividing an image into a plurality of image partitions; determining margins for the image on the image partitions based on a selected composition layout of the image partitions; and locating the image within the plurality of image partitions in accordance with the determined margins. The printer and the client computer are connected via a network.07-01-2010
20120026552IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A control method for controlling an image processing apparatus for printing a first image file including a plurality of image frames on a paper sheet, the control method includes a first obtaining step of obtaining a total number of the image frames included in the first image file, a second obtaining step of obtaining a number of image frames to be printed on one paper sheet, a third obtaining step of obtaining a number of paper sheets to be used for printing, and a selecting step of automatically selecting the image frames to be printed based on the total number of the image frames obtained by the first obtaining step, the number of the image frames to be printed on one paper sheet obtained by the second obtaining step, and the number of paper sheets to be used for printing obtained by the third obtaining step.02-02-2012
20080278756AUTOMATED FOLIO REFERENCES - Sets of electronic pages (11-13-2008
20120154871PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINTING APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A printing apparatus to print an image on both surfaces of a tab sheet includes a setting unit and a printing unit. The setting unit sets whether to align an orientation of a first image to be printed on a first surface tab portion of a first surface of the tab sheet with an orientation of a second image to be printed on a second surface tab portion of a second surface of the tab sheet. In response to the setting unit setting to align the first and second image orientations, the printing unit prints the first and second image to equalize the orientation of the first and second image. In response to the setting unit setting not to align the first and second image orientation, the printing unit prints the first and second image to differentiate the orientation of the first and second image.06-21-2012
20120300262DATA GENERATING APPARATUS, DATA GENERATING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - First imposition data are referred to in order to judge whether or not side stitching is included in a first processing sequence. If it is determined that side stitching is included in the first processing sequence, a job including a printing process and a sheet folding process is defined with respect to each signature to be side-stitched. Print data corresponding to a second sheet are generated with respect to each job.11-29-2012
20120300261RECORDING MATERIAL TRANSPORTING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A recording material transporting device includes a transport path along which a recording material is transported, a first transporting unit that includes a first rotating member and a second rotating member being arranged apart from each other in a direction crossing the transport path, the first transporting unit correcting skew of the recording material by rotating the first rotating member and the second rotating member in a different speed, and a second transporting unit that includes a third rotating member and a fourth rotating member being arranged apart from each other in the crossing direction, the second transporting unit correcting skew of the recording material by rotating the third rotating member and the fourth rotating member in a different speed, wherein the third rotating member and the fourth rotating member are arranged between the first rotating member and the second rotating member.11-29-2012
20110102846Apparatus for, and Method of, Forming Parenthesized Image; Apparatus for, and Method of, Forming Externally Framed Image; Program; and Memory Medium - Outline font data showing the original outside shape having a single closed curve made up of a parenthesized outside shape portion of the parenthesized image and a connecting line portion to connect both open ends is stored. The height and line width are determined. Based on the above data, a first-size solidly shaded image is formed having the determined height and is entirely filled inside the original outside shape thereof with effective pixels of logic “1.” A second-size solidly shaded image is formed of a second size which is smaller by the line width than the first-size solidly shaded image, along the parenthesized outside shape portion. Non-equivalence operation is performed with corresponding pixels by displacing the first-size solidly shaded image and the second-size solidly shaded image by the line width along the parenthesized outside shape portion.05-05-2011
20100245920Methods and Systems for Rendering Data - Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for rendering graphical objects in a printing system. According to one aspect of the present invention a graphic list may be partitioned, and the graphic-list partitions may be rendered “out-of-order” or concurrently.09-30-2010
20100245921IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus includes: a controller that causes an image forming unit to form an image so that a plurality of unit images are arranged in a first direction with a constant distance between adjacent unit images; an acquisition unit that acquires read image data indicating a position and a grey level value of each pixel constituting the image formed under control of the controller; and a calculation unit that calculates a misregistration with respect to the first direction of the image formed by the image forming unit, based on a convolution operation performed on the read image data acquired by the acquisition unit, the convolution operation using a reference periodic function whose variable is a position in the first direction.09-30-2010
20100245922METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM OF EXTENDING A FUNCTION OF AN APPLICATION - In plug-in software capable of creating a sheet size to be set in an application based on an output size and sheet sizes allowed to be set in the application, when the plug-in software supports a plurality of applications, if there is a difference in sheet size among the applications, it is necessary to change setting in terms of the size when data is shared by the applications. This necessity of changing the setting in terms of the size is avoided by detecting a smallest sheet size from maximum sheet sizes usable in the respective applications and determining the sheet size for common use by the applications based on the detected smallest size.09-30-2010
20100208303DOCUMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS - A document processing apparatus includes: a unit configured to detect a leading-edge point of an object in a page; a unit configured to calculate an association of objects to determine whether they should be merged into one based on the area matching rate between the leading-edge points of the objects; a unit configured not only to slide the objects in a normally appropriate direction for merging but also to perform fine-tuning in the vicinity thereof so as to derive a maximum area matching rate and improve the completeness of finished form of merging; a unit configured to merge the mating leading edges of the objects and further merge sets of overlapping objects; a unit configured to calculate the association by comparing attribute values included in the objects instead of using the area matching rate between the mating leading-edge points thereof, depending on a kind of the objects; and a unit configured to reduce the merged objects so that they fit into one page.08-19-2010
20120133989SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A COMMON FRAMEWORK FOR REVIEWING COMPARISONS OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS - Systems and methods for providing a common framework for a document comparison review process are disclosed. Using the common framework, the comparison review process allows a reviewer to perform either an electronic-based review or a paper-based review. The different review technologies can be used interchangeably in the common framework.05-31-2012
20110181916METHOD OF ENCODING CODING PATTERN TO MINIMIZE CLUSTERING OF MACRODOTS - A method of encoding a coding pattern for disposition on or in a substrate. The method comprises the step of encoding contiguous data symbols for the coding pattern. Each data symbol is represented by d macrodots on the surface, each of the d macrodots occupying a respective position from a plurality of predetermined possible positions p, the respective positions of the d macrodots representing one of i possible data values. The encoding step selects a predetermined number of unused symbol values in each data symbol in order to minimize clustering of macrodots between adjacent data symbols.07-28-2011
20090059301SYSTEM FOR INTERACTION WITH COMPUTER SYSTEM - A system for enabling user interaction with a computer system is provided having a printer for printing, upon receiving print data generated by the computer system, a form printed with information related to at least one interactive element and coded data that is at least partially indicative of the at least one interactive element, and a sensing device operable, when placed in an operative position relative to the printed interactive element, to sense the coded data and generate indicating data using the sensed coded data. The indicating data is at least partially indicative of the interactive element to enable the computer system to identify the at least one interactive element and perform an action associated with the at least one interactive element.03-05-2009
20090059300PRINTING APPARATUS, DATA GENERATION APPARATUS, PRINTING METHOD, DATA GENERATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A printing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether objects overlap one another by analyzing print data, and a printing unit configured, if it is determined by the determination unit that the objects overlap one another, to separately print an image obtained before the objects overlap one another and an image obtained after the objects overlap one another based on the print data, and if it is determined by the determination unit that the objects do not overlap one another, to print an image based on the print data.03-05-2009
20090059299IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - A technology that enables accurate position specification on an image displayed on a screen to perform processing and correction of the image data is provided. When the image is printed on a sheet on which a dot pattern is printed, a reference point of the image on the display device is set and the reference point is printed in a visible mark together with the image. This mark is imaged with an imaging means, and calibration is performed in which position coordinates of the marks on the sheet and the reference points of the image are matched, thereby preventing variation in coordinates between designation made on the sheet with the imaging means and processing on the image.03-05-2009
20090059298SIMULTANEOUS PRINTING OF PAGES FROM MULTIPLE JOBS - A workflow system (03-05-2009
20090059297CALIBRATION METHOD FOR IMAGE RENDERING DEVICE AND IMAGE RENDERING DEVICE - A calibration method for an image rendering device is provided which calibrates offset in the direction around an optical axis of an alignment camera and enables improvement of the accuracy of correction of image rendering offset relative to an image rendering medium. A calibration reference mark is photographed by an alignment camera and the amount of rotation of the alignment camera around its optical axis is calculated using coordinate data for the calibration reference mark in the camera field of view. Based on the calculated data, the readings taken by the alignment camera during alignment are corrected.03-05-2009
20120170078IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An image processing system includes an image obtaining module, a template retrieving module, a template applying module, and an image generating module. The image obtaining module obtains a plurality of original images from one or more sources. The template retrieving module retrieves a layout template that defines a plurality of layout frames in a presentation. The template applying module arranges the plurality of original images in the plurality of layout frames. The image generating module generates a new image based on the plurality of layout frames in which the plurality of original images is arranged.07-05-2012
20120170077RENDERING ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS HAVING LINKED TEXTBOXES - A method for rendering an electronic document (ED). The method includes obtaining an intermediate format of the ED having multiple containers corresponding to multiple linked textboxes in the ED; obtaining a data structure including a root node associated with a string for distribution across the multiple linked textboxes and multiple segment nodes including multiple pointers to the multiple containers; executing a traversal of the multiple segment nodes; generating, during the traversal, multiple intermediate pages by applying a layout engine to the multiple containers referenced by the multiple pointers, where the string is distributed across the multiple intermediate pages; and generating a rendered page of the ED by substituting the container with an intermediate page corresponding to the container.07-05-2012
20090109488Method of printing photograph and advertisement using photo-printer - Provided is a method of printing a photograph and an advertisement via a photo-printer by using a photograph/advertisement printing system, wherein the advertisement is printed on outer portions of a printing paper, which are portions of the paper on which the photograph is not printed. The method includes: preparing an image file in which an image is stored and an advertisement file in which the advertisement is stored; and combining the image file and the advertisement file into an output file and constructing contents of the output file such that the advertisement is printed on an outer portion of a printing paper used by the photo-printer during the printing of the photograph on the printing paper.04-30-2009
20120176649System and Method for Printing Advertisements on Parcel Packages in an Automated Parcel Distribution System - A method for placing targeted advertisements on parcel packages moving on a conveyor. The method includes electronically scanning, via a processing device, information regarding one or more packages to be delivered to one or more recipients. Promotion data regarding one or more promotions targeted to the one or more recipients is retrieved. An arrival time for the one or more packages to arrive at a print station is determined based on a rate at which the one or more packages are moving on the conveyor. The promotion data is spooled to the print station at a spool time based on the arrival time. The one or more promotion labels associated with the promotion data are applied on the one or more packages at the print station in synchronization with the package movement rate.07-12-2012
20120075676LAYOUT SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, LAYOUT METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A layout system performs layout on a printed document to readily and uniformly treat a plurality of types of print products, and performs the layout on content of a document using a template associated with a design theme to be applied to the plurality of types of print products associated with a usage of the printed document.03-29-2012
20120257255Data transformation - A hierarchical tree is received that includes nodes. The nodes include a leaf node and a non-leaf node. The leaf node points to the non-leaf node, and specifies original data. The non-leaf node specifies a script to transform the original data to generate transformed data. The script is executed to transform the original data to generate the transformed data. The transformed data is output.10-11-2012
20120188608PRINT PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PRINT PROCESSING PROGRAM - A print processing apparatus includes a margin reduction processing unit that saves printed papers by changing the positions of objects such as texts or drawings configuring document data in a predetermined layout direction. The margin detection unit specifies the distances of the margin portions between objects adjacent in the layout direction. The margin reduction effect prediction unit sums the distances of the margin portions, and multiplies the percentage of the summation result relative to the number of pages processed by the number of pages for the entire document to thereby calculate reduction prediction information about printed papers when performing margin reduction print processing. The prediction display unit displays the reduction prediction information about printed papers prior to margin reduction print execution.07-26-2012
20120262759SETTING APPARATUS, SETTING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A setting apparatus capable of setting a length of a margin provided for a recording medium on which an image is recorded by a recording unit confirms information about a length of an outer periphery when the recording medium on which the image is recorded is rolled in a roll shape, and sets a length of a margin provided for the recording medium based on the confirmed information.10-18-2012
20120081754ELECTRONIC DEVICE, PRINTER, STATUS MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Electronic devices, such as printers, that provide application status management are disclosed, as well as related methods. A printer in which a plurality of applications are installed includes an a database that stores an application identifier for each of the applications; one or more log conversion units that generate a system log from application logs for the applications; a status management unit that monitors the system log for status changes and stores a new status in a status storage unit, and a print output unit that prints the status of all applications recorded in the database from the status storage unit.04-05-2012
20120081753METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TWO SIDED PRINTING - In one embodiment, printing, on a first side of a media, of a first plurality of plots and a plurality of associated fiducials is caused. For each of a second plurality of plots, using data from a sensor, a distance to one of the plurality of associated fiducials is measured to discern a reference for printing that plot on a second side of the media. Printing of the second plurality of plots on the second side is caused so that each of the second plurality of plots is substantially in registration with one of the first plurality of plots.04-05-2012
20090015868IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THEREOF - An image processing apparatus includes an image processor which generates printing data of a document displayed as a preview image and a controller which controls the image processor to generate the printing data from which a hidden region is excluded, the hidden region not being displayed when the document is previewed.01-15-2009
20120229857MOVING LABELS IN GRAPHICAL OUTPUT TO AVOID OVERPRINTING - A method for rendering a drawing, including: identifying fixed objects (FOs) having footprints within the drawing; identifying moveable objects (MOs) having locations within the drawing associated with the footprints; identifying, within a coarse pixel array (CPA), coarse pixels corresponding to the footprints; setting the coarse pixels corresponding to the footprints to an occupied status; selecting a MO having a first location; identifying a first set of coarse pixels in the CPA corresponding to a first frame of the MO; determining that at least one coarse pixel of the first set of coarse pixels is in the occupied status; generating a second location for the MO; identifying a second set of coarse pixels in the CPA corresponding to a second frame of the MO; setting the second set of coarse pixels to the occupied status; and rendering the drawing by placing the MO at the second location on a page.09-13-2012
20120229858METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DOUBLE-SIDED PRINTING OF A SERIES OF SHEETS - A method and a system for double-sided printing of a series of sheets is provided. First printing data for being printed onto a first surface of the series of sheets are provided. The first printing data comprise a plurality of first subsets, each first subset for being printed onto one sheet. Second printing data for being printed onto a second surface of the series of sheets are provided. The second printing data comprise a plurality of second subsets. Each second subset is associated with a respective first subset. A first print is printed in dependence upon the first printing data onto the first surface of the series of sheets. A second print is printed in dependence upon the second printing data onto the second surface of the series of sheets. The first print is scanned and first print data in dependence thereupon are provided. The second print is scanned and second print data in dependence thereupon are provided. For each sheet the first print data and the second print data are processed to determine if the second print data are associated with the respective first print data and data indicative thereof are stored in a database.09-13-2012
20120229859PATTERN GENERATING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - A pattern generating apparatus includes a setting unit, an identifying unit, and a generating unit. The setting unit sets a pattern area on a recording medium. The identifying unit identifies a position of the pattern area, which is arranged in a plane having a predetermined size with a specified position in the pattern area located at or substantially at a center of the plane, in the plane. The generating unit generates a pattern into which the identified position is coded.09-13-2012
20120229860INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM ON WHICH COMPUTER PROGRAM HAS BEEN RECORDED - An information processing apparatus includes a print appearance acquisition unit configured to acquire print appearance information including information for integration printing; a group generation unit configured to generate one or a plurality of groups by grouping the plurality of objects; a page number calculation unit configured to calculate the number of pages targeted for reduction for reducing the print sheets without producing any blank page area on the print sheets, when the integration printing is performed, on the basis of the number of pages of the plurality of pages to be assigned on each of the print sheets by the integration printing and the number of pages of the document data; and a page reduction unit configured to reduce the total number of pages by moving the groups on the basis of the print appearance information and the number of pages targeted for reduction.09-13-2012
20110122449SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONDUCTING TRANSACTIONS REMOTELY - A transaction system and method is provided that ensures a high degree of non-repudiation. The transaction system may include a media conferencing terminal and a client computer on each end of the transaction. The system may be linked via a network such as the Internet so that transactions may be conducted between remote locations. The media conferencing terminal ensures that each party to the transaction may be satisfied as to the identity of the other parties. The method includes recording the pressure, speed and acceleration of annotations made to digital documents that are used for conducting transactions. The system is operable to store all media conferencing information, digital document information, and annotation information such that the information can be later recovered to reproduce the transaction, proving a high degree of non-repudiation.05-26-2011
20110122448SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS SCANNED BY MULTIFUNCTIONAL PRINTER MACHINES - A method and system for translating documents with the use of a multifunctional printer machine, including capturing an image of a document; determining regions of the document captured that include original text; performing optical character recognition of the regions of the document captured that include the original text; specifying a source language corresponding to the original text; specifying one or more target languages corresponding to translated text; performing language translation of the original text into translated text; selecting one or more page layout templates having multiple pre-designated areas for receiving the original text and the translated text; and outputting one or more printouts in accordance with the one or more page layout templates selected, including at least an area designating (i) the original text in the source language and (ii) the translated text in the one or more target languages.05-26-2011
20100328726APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED CAPTURE OF DOCUMENT METADATA AND DOCUMENT IMAGING - The present invention comprises a hardware/software combination that is configured to provide for automated capture of metadata associated with paper-based documents. A “reservation” for the metadata and a digital image of the paper-based document is created whenever a digital image of a paper-based document is to be associated with a computer record. The relevant metadata is automatically captured from a computer screen and is then stored in a previously created database record associated with the reservation. Additionally, the metadata can also be associated with a later-captured digital image of the paper-based document by placing a label on the paper-based document. The label contains identifying information for the reservation and this information becomes embedded in the digital image of the paper-based document, which is subsequently created by scanning the paper-based document bearing the label. The subsequently created digital image can then be related to the appropriate metadata by extracting the reservation identification information from the label embedded in the digital image. The overall process provides for automated capturing of metadata and then relating the metadata to a subsequently created digital image of the paper-based document, thereby reducing errors and increasing efficiency by minimizing human interaction in the process.12-30-2010
20100328725SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DESIGN WITH INTENT METADATA - Systems and methods for automatically assigning items to printable media are disclosed. A computer readable medium is in communication with a computing device and includes programming instructions for electronically obtaining a first template that includes a plurality of first content items, each including a first content area. For each first content item, first content area properties and first content item properties are identified. A second template including a plurality of second content areas is electronically obtained. For each second content area, second content area properties, second content item properties and content rules are automatically identified. For each first content item, it may be determined whether a first content item corresponds to a second content area based on the rules. The first content item may be automatically assigned to the second content area. A representation of each assigned content item may be printed.12-30-2010
20120320424PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROLLING METHOD OF PRINTING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - To effectively output a job in which a double-sided page and a single-sided page are mixed by using a double-sided conveying path and a single-sided conveying path or the single-sided conveying path, a method for controlling a printing apparatus comprises: specifying a print prediction time in a case where the job is executed by using a first printing process of printing the double-sided page and the single-sided page in the job by using the double-sided conveying path, and a print prediction time in a case where the job is executed by using a second printing process of printing the double-sided page and the single-sided page in the job by switching between the double-sided conveying path and the single-sided conveying path; and executing the job by using, from either the first printing process or the second printing process, the printing process for which the specified print prediction time is shorter.12-20-2012
20120320425CURVILINEAR SOLID FOR INFORMATION INPUT, MAP FOR INFORMATION INPUT, DRAWING FOR INFORMATION INPUT - Problems of dot pattern technology include latitude/longitude information not being able to be acquired from a curvilinear solid. To read coordinate and/or code information from the vicinity of a line segment to acquire information associated with the line segment, it is necessary to define manually an area including the line segment to form the dot-pattern associated with the information in the area In the case where line segments are adjacent, a sufficient area cannot be secured and information cannot be defined accurately for the line segment. Stream dot-patterns which are formed based on a prescribed rule, and which have few moires that are streaky periodic patterns are connected and formed in a belt-like shape. It becomes possible to create an information inputting medium that accurately defines the latitude/longitude and coordinate information on various line segments on the curvilinear solid, the map, the drawing, or the like.12-20-2012
20120268792PRINT PROCESSING APPARATUS, PRINT PROCESSING METHOD, AND PRINT CONTROL PROGRAM - The print processing apparatus can set to perform either the page layout process for each page of the book-bound sheet bundle or the page layout process for the spread pages for the book-bound sheet bundle during bookbinding printing. At the time of combining the page layout function with the bookbinding print function, the arrangement of a plurality of pages on the spread pages for the book-bound sheet bundle is controlled if the page layout process for the spread pages for the book-bound sheet bundle during bookbinding printing is set. When a page-order mismatch occurs in the arrangement order specified for page layout, the arrangement order of pages which are a front cover and a rear cover of the book-bound sheet bundle is changed so as to maintain the integrity of the page order.10-25-2012
20120268795Web Widget Fir Formatting Web Content - A method for formatting website content for printing includes providing a web widget to a user's computer. Content from a website viewable on the user's computer can be analyzed and extracted via an application server engaged by the web widget. The extracted content can be transformed into a desired format on the application server.10-25-2012
20120268793IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus includes a rotatable image bearing member provided with a mark; a driving portion for rotationally driving the image bearing member; a first detecting portion for detecting speed information of the image bearing member by detecting the mark moved in a predetermined first distance; a second detecting portion for detecting speed information of the image bearing member by detecting the mark moved in a second distance shorter than the predetermined first distance; a filter circuit for suppressing a high-frequency part of an output from the detecting portion and a low-frequency part of an output from the second detecting portion; a calculating portion for calculating a speed of the image bearing member detected from an output from the filter circuit; and a controller for controlling the driving portion so that the calculated speed of the image bearing member is a set speed.10-25-2012
20120268794CURVE VECTORIZATION WITH PRESERVED TANGENTS AT ENDPOINTS - A method of vectoring a curve having an endpoint and a tangent associated with the curve at the endpoint. The method determines a first point on the curve following the endpoint where a perpendicular distance between a first linear segment, joining the first point and the endpoint, and the curve, does not exceed a tolerance. A second point on the tangent is then determined for which a perpendicular distance from the first segment to the second point does not exceed the tolerance. The curve is then vectorized by a path formed of a plurality of linear segments, the plurality of linear segments comprising at least a second segment joining the endpoint and the second point, and a third segment joining the second point to the first point.10-25-2012
20100231975SYSTEM AND METHOD OF HARDWARE-ASSISTED ASSEMBLY OF DOCUMENTS - Embodiments include systems and methods of hardware-assisted assembly of documents. For example, one embodiment comprises a memory configured to store documents and at least one processor configured to identify a template for generating a document. The template defines at least one field having a specified position and length within the document. The processor is further configured to store a copy of the template to the memory so as to initialize the document and to store characters based on data associated with the field to a location of the memory associated with the field. The processor further stores, based at least in part on the text and the length of the field, one or more indicators of at least one portion of the field to be removed from the document. The system further includes a circuit configured to read the document from the memory and remove the portion of the field based on the indicators. The system thus assembles an assembled document that is reduced in size relative to the initially generated template document.09-16-2010
20110304886Image on Paper Registration Using Transfer Surface Marks - A method of adjusting the registration of an image printed on sheets. The method including determining a first image location relative to a first sheet, adjusting a second image to be printed based on the determined first image location and printing the adjusted second image to subsequent sheet(s). The first image location determination made by measuring at least one dimension of a fiducial mark disposed directly on a transfer surface. The fiducial mark formed by the engagement of the first sheet with the transfer surface, whereby an inner edge of the fiducial mark forms at least a partial outline of a periphery of the first sheet. Each measured fiducial mark dimension extending from the fiducial mark inner edge to an outer edge of the fiducial mark. The fiducial mark outer edge being disposed remote from the at least partial outline of the first sheet periphery.12-15-2011
20120092730INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM THEREOF - An information processing apparatus acquires a first structured document containing a plurality of elements and having designated a second structured document to be inserted into a frame within a web page that is based on the first structured document, acquires the second structured document designated in the first structured document acquired by the first acquiring unit, and selects an element to be output, from the elements contained in the first structured document and the second structured document, based on the plurality of elements contained in the first structured document and an element contained in the second structured document.04-19-2012
20120287474IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus is provided which determines a printing position of an identification code in accordance with a print setting designated for printing target data. For example, it makes a decision as to which one of the cutting printing, poster printing, job-based printing (such as bookbinding printing or staple printing), 2-sided printing, and other printing (such as normal layout printing and reduction layout (Nup) printing) is designated, and decides the printing position of a two-dimensional code. In page layout printing, the two-dimensional code is output in a mode suitable for source document data after page layout.11-15-2012
20100165407METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRINT AUTOMATION - Systems and methods are described that provide print automation. In an example, a system and method dynamically create a page layout template comprising a compensation value. Other systems, methods, and apparatus are described.07-01-2010
20130016400COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHODAANM YAMASHITA; MakotoAACI TokyoAACO JPAAGP YAMASHITA; Makoto Tokyo JP - A communication device has an interface for receiving coded image data, and a decoder for decoding the received image data. The interface receives a first signal including a first parameter of a coding system by which the image data are coded and then receives a second signal including a second parameter of the coding system. The decoder decodes the coded image data according to the second parameter, regardless of whether the second parameter is consistent with the first parameter or not.01-17-2013
20080239398INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An object of this invention is to provide an apparatus and method capable of printing part of a book file by designating the range. A setting user interface window is displayed from a print setting menu, a desired unit is selected from a print target column, and the range is designated in the selected unit. The designated range is printed including an original page within the designated range and another original page to be printed on the same paper sheet as that of the original page. The range can be designated by an entire book file, chapter, page, or booklet.10-02-2008
20080231901PRINT CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - Print data is saved in a hot folder. The hot folder is a storage area for saving print data. Saving of print data in the hot folder is monitored at regular time intervals. Upon detecting saving of print data in the hot folder, the number of pages to be printed included in the print data is detected. If the number of pages to be printed is one page, an output layout is generated in accordance with a width of an output sheet. If the number of pages to be printed is two or more pages, an output layout in which the pages to be printed are arranged is generated. Then, the print data is registered as a print output job.09-25-2008
20080225339IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM - An image forming apparatus to carry out image forming on a recording medium by adding a specific pattern to image data inputted, having a mask creation section to create a mask area where addition of the specific pattern is prohibited and a control section to carry out image forming in a way that addition of the specific pattern is prohibited in the mask area.09-18-2008
20130176597INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM THEREOF - An information processing apparatus acquires a first structured document to have designated a second structured document to be inserted into a prescribed area within the web page that is based on the first structured document, acquires the second structured document designated in the first structured document, and outputs the second structured document in a manner that is distinguishable from the first structured document.07-11-2013
20130094061PRINTING APPARATUS - The printing apparatus for printing at least an address on an envelope that is set to a paper tray includes an envelope size detection portion for scanning an address print side of an envelope set to the paper tray to detect a size of the envelope based on a read image of the address print side; a print position setting portion for setting a print position of an address corresponding to the read size of the envelope; and a data synthesis processing portion for synthesizing the read image of the address print side and an image of the address at a position set by the print position setting portion and previews the synthesized address print image of the envelope on a display device.04-18-2013
20130128314METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPURPOSING A WORD PROCESSING DOCUMENT TO SAVE PAPER AND INK - A word processing document is repurposed to save paper and ink. An indication is received that a printout of a word processing document from a printer has been requested. Further, the content is segmented into one or more regions according to a set of grouping rules, the set of grouping rules defining a region has having at least one homogeneous characteristic. In addition, one or more potential transformations are filtered for each region to generate one or more filtered potential transformations based on a set of rules that restricts a transformation according to a region type. The region type is determined by the at least one homogeneous characteristic for each region. Further, a cost function is evaluated for each of the one or more filtered potential transformations according to one or more appearance attributes for the word processing document.05-23-2013
20130128316Cable Label Forming Apparatus, Tape Printing Apparatus, Method of Forming Cable Label for Cable Label Forming Apparatus and Program - Provided herein is a cable label forming apparatus having an edit screen display device, a selection candidate display instructing device, and a selection candidate display device. The selection candidate display device displays a last selected candidate among the plurality of selection candidates on a priority basis in a normal edit screen when displaying the plurality of selection candidates is instructed, and displays a specific candidate among the plurality of selection candidates on a priority basis in a cable label forming edit screen when displaying the plurality of selection candidates is instructed.05-23-2013
20130128315CONTENT-AWARE METHOD FOR SAVING PAPER AND INK WHILE PRINTING A PDF DOCUMENT - A PDF document is repurposed to save paper and ink. Preprocessing is performed on the PDF document. The PDF document has a first quantity of pages of content and a first quantity of ink. Further, complexity analysis is performed on the PDF document. In addition, a document object model based on the PDF document is created. In addition, content re-layout is performed on the PDF document based on the content repurposing such that a printer prints the PDF document with the content in a transformed format that results in a second quantity of pages being printed without falling below a predetermined readability threshold and a second quantity of ink being utilized. The second quantity of pages is less than the first quantity of pages. The second quantity of ink is less than the first quantity of ink.05-23-2013
20130176596IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes following components. A blank-area identifying unit identifies a blank area having a size exceeding a predetermined size, from a non-specifying-mark image portion of a recording area image of a recording area that includes individual images and a specifying mark specifying an area containing images among the individual images. A concealing unit conceals a divided area specified by the specifying-mark image, among divided areas obtained by dividing a non-blank area by a gap having a width equal to or larger than a threshold in a specific direction, among gaps between the individual images arranged in the specific direction in the non-blank area. The non-blank area is an area of the non-specifying-mark image portion of the recording area image other than the blank area identified by the blank-area identifying unit.07-11-2013
20130141763Method and System for Optimal Die-Cutting - The present disclosure provides methods and systems for ganging print jobs (06-06-2013
20080212139METHOD OF ENABLING INTERACTION WITH COMPUTER SOFTWARE - A method for enabling user interaction with computer software including, in a computer system generating print data, transferring the print data to a printer which prints a form in response to the print data with information related to an interactive element coincident with coded data indicative of the interactive element, receiving indicating data from a sensing device which senses the coincident coded data to generate the indicating data to be indicative of the interactive element, identifying, using the indicating data, the interactive element, and performing an action associated with the interactive element. The coded data is indicative of an identity, and the computer system determines the identity using the indicating data and a page description using the identity, and identifies the interactive element using the page description.09-04-2008
20110216371IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF - There is provided an image forming device capable of performing overlay printing in which a desired image overlaps with a desired page. An image processing system includes a display control unit that displays a setting screen which enables at least one overlay image overlapping with a page to be selected from a plurality of predetermined overlay images and which enables at least one target page with which a selected overlay image overlaps to be selected from a plurality of pages on which images are formed based on one of a plurality of selection methods, an operation input unit that receives an operation which a user inputs to the setting screen made to be displayed by the display control unit, an information obtaining unit that obtains selected image information indicating a selected overlay image in the setting screen based on the operation input received by the operation input unit, target page information indicating a target page selected as a target with which the selected overlay image overlaps, and selection method information indicating a selection method used to select the target page, and an image setting unit that sets an overlay image which is set to overlap by the selection method with the highest priority order of the selection methods used to select a page, to an overlay image overlapping with the page when there is a page which is selected in an overlapping manner by a plurality of selection methods based on the information obtained by the information obtaining unit.09-08-2011
20110273745Printing Condition Changing Method, Program, Storage Medium, Printing Method, Printer And Printing System - The present invention prevents necessary image data from deviating from a print medium and thereby executes a good printing operation without a loss of necessary image data. For this purpose, when performing a so-called marginless printing, in which ink is applied also to an area overrunning from the print medium to form an image without leaving a blank margin at edges of the print medium, the overrunning widths of the area are made adjustable.11-10-2011
20110222123AUTOMATED PRODUCTION CONTROL METHOD - In a method for operating at least one machine with a computer, it is possible for at least one task for the production of a printed product to be stored in the computer, which task is processed on the machine. Parameters for setting the machine are stored as parameter sets in templates and relate to one or more production steps. For the purpose of job-specific adaptation, the settings in the templates must be modified. On account of settings which have not been tried and tested and not proven worthwhile, costs arise in terms of quality; in addition the settings can be made only by specialized personnel. To increase quality and to allow less qualified personnel to operate the machines, a parameter set based on rough entered data is compared with templates and that a most similar template be used to set the production step or steps.09-15-2011
20080198417PRINT MEDIUM HAVING LINEAR AND TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODED DATA - A print medium is provided which has a surface provided with first coded data in a linear pattern encoding first information and second coded data in a two-dimensional coordinate grid encoding second information. The first and second information are indicative of a print media identifier linked to a product. The print media identifier is able to be determined using a sensor module of a mobile telecommunications device. The product is retrievable from a database using the print media identifier.08-21-2008
20110249298METHOD FOR REDUCING IMAGE QUALITY ARTIFACTS IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING - A relief print master, such as a flexographic print master or sleeve is created by printing a sequence of intermediate layers on top of each other with an inkjet printing system. The top layer corresponds with the halftoned image that is to be printed by the print master and the lower intermediate layers are supporting layers. The pixels of the intermediate layers that are stacked on top of each other are printed with different nozzles to reduce image quality artifacts. Both a method and a system are described.10-13-2011
20100302594REAL-TIME IMAGE PERSONALIZATION - Systems and methods are described that facilitate real-time personalization of an electronic image by overlaying a text string on a planar surface of an object in the electronic image. A linear or affine transform is executed on a selected text string to position the text string in a reference rectangle or text box. A non-linear or projective transform is applied to the rectangular text box to project the box into a user-defined quadrilateral on the planar surface in the image. A page description language (PDL) file is generated and includes the transformed quadrilateral text box overlaid on the electronic image. At print-time, a database (e.g., a spreadsheet or the like) containing multiple text strings is read, once for each text string, and multiple images are printed. Each printed image has one of the text strings overlaid thereon, on the planar surface defined by the quadrilateral.12-02-2010
20120281255IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - Provided is an image combination apparatus, in which: a handwritten original area aspect ratio corresponding to an aspect ratio of a handwriting area in which a handwritten original is to be written and a predetermined image aspect ratio corresponding to an aspect ratio of a predetermined image are compared with each other, when the handwriting area aspect ratio and the predetermined image aspect ratio differ from each other, an area to be cut out from the predetermined image is set in accordance with the handwritten original area aspect ratio; the set cutout area is cut out from the predetermined image; the image obtained by cutting out and the handwritten original are combined with each other.11-08-2012
20130182289XML PRINTER SYSTEM WITH RFID CAPABILITY - An XML system is configured to encode RFID devices embedded in media, based upon an extensible markup language (XML) input data stream. The computer system further includes an XML processor configured to receive and process a format template, associate the XML data contained in the XML input data stream and the format template, a formatting engine configured to format the associated XML data according to a format governed by the format template, and/or generate encoding information for an RFID device.07-18-2013
20120300263PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINT CONDITION DETERMINING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM-RECORDED MEDIUM - A printing apparatus includes a printing unit which prints a plurality of test regions under a plurality of different print conditions by a printing head, a loading unit which applies a physical load to each of the test regions, a reading unit which reads an image on each of the test regions to which the load has been applied, and a determining unit which determines a print condition suitable for printing among the plurality of different print conditions based on the read image on each of the test regions.11-29-2012

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