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358509000 Illumination 38
358513000 Solid-state 16
358512000 With color filters 7
358511000 With prism 1
20090109506DOUBLE-SIDE SCANNING DEVICE - A double-side scanning device includes glass platforms having an upper glass platform and a lower glass platform separated apart form each other to define a sheet-passage. Each of the glass platforms is divided into a scanning area and a light penetrating area. Light sources include a first light source disposed beneath the scanning area of the lower glass platform and a second light source disposed above the scanning area of the upper glass platform. Reflectors include first reflectors arranged beneath the lower glass platform and second reflectors arranged above the upper glass platform. A prism mounted at a side of the light penetrating areas of the glass platforms has at least two reflex surfaces for respectively receiving the image incident light from the first reflectors and the second reflectors. A lens is mounted at back of the prism. And an image-gathering device is disposed at back of the lens.04-30-2009
358506000 Transparency image scanning 1
20120268801Image Reading Apparatus - An image reading apparatus is provided. The image reading apparatus includes a first transparent section to have a first original sheet set thereon, a second transparent section to have a second original sheet conveyed by a sheet conveyer, a reader unit being movable in a sub-scanning direction to read the image on the original sheet being set on the first transparent section and to be maintained still to read the image being conveyed by the sheet conveyer, a white reference member, of which image is read by the reader unit and recognized as a reference white color, and a light reductive member arranged on an inner bottom of a casing to reduce an amount of incident light.10-25-2012
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20090009831Image Processing Method, Image Capture Device, and Computer Readable Medium - Provided is an image processing method comprising: 01-08-2009
20110194161IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE CONTROL METHOD OF IMAGE READING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image reading apparatus includes a first reading unit, a second reading unit, and a determination unit. The first reading unit reads an image on a first side of a document conveyed through a document conveyance path. The second reading unit is disposed in the document conveyance path at a reading position that is different from a reading position of the first reading unit and reads an image on a second side that is different from the first side on the document. The determination unit determines whether the document is a color document, according to whether a color image is included in an image in a predetermined region of the first side read by the first reading unit, and in an image in a region that is different from the predetermined region in the first side and read by the second reading unit.08-11-2011
20130077139IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND GROUND COLOR CORRECTION METHOD - An image reading apparatus includes: a reading device; and a control unit, wherein the control unit configured to perform: an image reading process of controlling the reading device; a line ground-color-density detection process of detecting a ground-color-density of respective lines; a line count process of counting the number of adjacent lines, which is the number of lines that are adjacent to each other and a difference of the ground-color-densities of the lines falls within a reference range; a document ground-color-density extraction process of extracting a ground-color-density of a line in an area having the largest number of adjacent lines from a read image of the document image; and a density determination process of determining whether the ground-color-density of the document image is a reference density or lower, and a ground color correction process of performing.03-28-2013
20090122369IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing method and apparatus includes a color space conversion unit arranged to convert pixel data scanned by a line sensor of each color component into first chromaticity data and second chromaticity data, and an achromatic color determining unit arranged to determine whether or not the pixel data is achromatic. The achromatic color determining unit includes a comparison unit arranged to compare an achromatic color determination area with the pixel data in a color space defined by orthogonal coordinates having each chromaticity data as a coordinate axis. The achromatic color determination area is an elongated area that includes a coordinate origin of the color space, that is set based on a coordinate position of a false color acquired by using a size and position of displacement of the scanning position of each color component generated in accordance with the scanning speed, and that extends in an opposite direction from the coordinate origin.05-14-2009
20090161182IMAGE READING APPARATUS, MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - This invention is directed to a method capable of performing satisfactory image reading by absorbing variations in each apparatus. According to this method, in primary color reading, light emitting unit sequentially irradiates an image original with light components of three primary colors and reads the image original, and in complementary color reading, the light emitting unit simultaneously irradiates the image original with one of three different color combinations, which includes two of the light components of three primary colors, and reads the image original. Each of the primary and complementary color readings includes image processing of executing shading correction of image data based on calibration data obtained by calibrating the light emitting unit when reading the image original.06-25-2009
20130027759IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD - A image processing apparatus includes a transformation unit that reproduces a color tone of a first output data of an original image data output from a first image output apparatus by using a second output data of the original image data output from a second image output apparatus, an estimating unit that estimates first and second geometric transformation parameters, an associating unit that generates first and second color component value association data, and a determining unit that generates a color tone transformation parameter based on a combination of pixel values in which a pixel value of the first image output data is substantially equivalent to a pixel value of the second image output data.01-31-2013
20130050784APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR READING COLOR CHART AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is a method for automatically determining an error of a user operation or a colorimeter caused when the colorimeter is manually slid to measure the colors of color patches on a row-by-row basis. Also provided is a method capable of determining an error or a scanning direction using a feature value obtained from the colorimetric values without using fixed reference and threshold values for each patch.02-28-2013
20090040573IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus and an image processing method, the image processing apparatus including: an image processor to convert a first scan image having a first color gamut, into a second scan image having a second color gamut, and to generates an image file according to the second scan image having a profile including information on a difference between the first and second color gamuts; and a controller to determine the difference between the first and second color gamuts, and to control the image processor to generate the image file.02-12-2009
20090091809Image Processing Device, Method and Program Product - First integrated data is generated using tone value data. The tone value data represents respective tone values of pixels of an image. The first integrated data represents respective first pixel values of the pixels. The first pixel value is associated with sum of tone values of pixels within a rectangle in the image. The rectangle has two opposing corners represented by a pixel corresponding to the first pixel value and a reference pixel respectively. The reference pixel is a pixel at a predetermined corner of the image. A calculation process is executed. The calculation process includes calculation of a first calculation value of a target rectangle area using the first integrated data. The first calculation value is correlated to sum of tone values within the target rectangle area. The target rectangle area is enclosed by a rectangle defined by pixel boundary lines. The pixel boundary lines represent boundary lines between neighboring pixels in the image. Image processing in relation to the target rectangle area is executed in accordance with the result of the calculation process. In the calculation of the first calculation value, the first calculation value is calculated using respective first pixel values of four calculation pixels. The four calculation pixels are respectively adjacent to four vertexes of the target rectangle area in the direction of the reference pixel. The four vertexes are on the pixel boundary lines.04-09-2009
20090073518Scanning device and method thereof - A scanning device and a method thereof are provided. The scanning device includes a scanning platform and an optical chassis. The scanning platform is for supporting an object. A reference origin is defined on the scanning platform for positioning the object. The optical chassis is located at a detection position while detecting a position of the object. The optical chassis includes a carriage, an image sensor and a detector set. The image sensor is disposed in the carriage for capturing an image of the object and generating image data of the object. The detector set is mounted on the carriage for detecting whether the presence of the object is located at the reference origin.03-19-2009
20130063795IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND FOREIGN MATTER DETECTION METHOD - Acquiring image data for each color component by guiding the reflected light from a read position on a contact glass, to a line sensor for each color component, detecting a provisional foreign matter region in one image data, determining a first condition on the basis of the number of pixels constituting the provisional foreign matter region, determining a second condition on the basis of the average value of the density values of all of the pixels within the provisional foreign matter region when the first condition is satisfied, and determining whether or not foreign matter is present at a read position corresponding to the one color component when the second condition is satisfied on the basis of the density value of the pixel corresponding to the provisional foreign matter region in one other image data and the fourth reference value that has been set in advance.03-14-2013
20090237755DEVICE, APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE - A device, apparatus, and method of controlling operation of scanning performed by an optical scanning device are disclosed such that the color images are not shifted in the sub-scanning direction even when thinning processing is performed.09-24-2009
20120236377CONTROL DEVICES FOR SCANNING DOCUMENTS, SYSTEMS INCLUDING SUCH CONTROL DEVICES, AND NON-TRANSITORY, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA STORING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUCH CONTROL DEVICES - A system including a reading device that reads an image from a document and a control device that controls the reading device is disclosed herein. The control device includes a processor and a memory storing computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions instruct the processor to determine whether a read image read by the reading device comprises a table image. The computer-readable instructions instruct the processor to generate a first file in a first file format when the processor determines that the read image comprises the table image. The computer-readable instructions instruct the processor to generate a second file in a second file format when the processor determines that the read image does not comprise the table image. The second file is different from the first file. The second file format is different from the first file format. Computer-readable media storing the computer-readable instructions and corresponding methods also are disclosed herein.09-20-2012
20120236376SCANNING APPARATUS - A scanning apparatus capable of switching a scanning background includes a pair of glass plates, a pair of background boards pivoted to the glass plates and a driving mechanism. The glass plates are disposed in a frame and overlapped with each other. The two glass plates define two scanning areas face to face. A portion of the frame adjacent to an outer surface of the glass plate defines a first color area of the scanning background corresponding to the scanning area. One background board is positioned above one glass plate, and the other background board is positioned under the other glass plate and away from the one background board. Each background board defines a second color area of the scanning background corresponding to the scanning area. The driving mechanism mounted in the frame drives the background boards to turn over with respect to the corresponding glass plates.09-20-2012
20110075233IMAGE READING DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR THE SAME - An image reading device comprising: a carrying unit; a reading unit; a first obtaining unit to obtain a first value representing a ground color of a first face of the document; a first judgment unit to judge whether to execute correction for the ground color of the first face; a first correction unit to correct the ground color of the first face; a second obtaining unit to obtain a second value representing a ground color of a second face of the document; a second judgment unit to judge whether the second value falls within a predetermined range including the first value; a third judgment unit to judge whether to execute correction for the second face of the document in accordance with a judgment result by the first judgment unit if the second judgment unit judges that the second value falls within the predetermined range; and a second correction unit.03-31-2011
20110102868IMAGE SCANNER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An aspect of the invention provides an image scanner which can continuously transfer image data of one surface to an external device (image forming apparatus) without performing control such as interruption and resumption of an original scanning operation. The image scanner includes a size detection unit which detects an original size and a determination unit which determines whether or not the image data relating to an original of the size detected by the size detection unit can be stored in a storage unit. The image scanner also includes a control unit. The control unit is configured to set operation in a first mode when the determination unit determines that image data relating to the original can be stored in the storage unit, and the control unit is configured to set operation in a second mode when the determination unit determines that image data relating to the original cannot be stored in the storage unit.05-05-2011
20090147325Image processing apparatus performing color conversion - An image processing apparatus handling combined data including read data from a scanner and written data written by a touch pen, capable of performing appropriate color conversion both on the read data and written data is provided. When a display image obtained by combining the read data and the written data is to be printed, the image processing apparatus executes first image processing on the read data, and second image processing on the written data, respectively. By an image forming apparatus, the combined data including the read data and the written data, which have been appropriately color-converted by respective image processing, is printed.06-11-2009
20110292477HIERARCHICAL SCANNER CHARACTERIZATION - A system and method of scanner characterization is provided which establishes an accurate relationship between a scanner's device-dependent (scanner) color space and a device-independent colorimetric space. A hierarchical subdivision of device-dependent color space into sub-regions is performed. The sub-regions are defined by cutting planes dividing patch color values in device-dependent color space perpendicular to principal axes. A color transformation matrix is then generated establishing the relationship between the scanner device-dependent color space and the device-independent color space for each sub-region of device-dependent color space using the patch color values and a weighting function for each matrix. Each weighting function gives a weight to each patch color value which is a function of the location of the patch color value with respect to the cutting planes defining the sub-region containing the patch color value.12-01-2011
20100033775OPTICAL REFLECTING MIRROR, AND OPTICAL SCANNER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME - A rectangular plate optical reflecting mirror is provided in an optical scanner. The optical reflecting mirror reflects an optical beam onto a surface to be scanned. The optical reflecting mirror includes a center portion and end portions in a longitudinal direction. The center portion has a greater thickness than that of the end portions. Accordingly, rigidity of the optical reflecting mirror can be increased, and its characteristic frequency can be set at a high value. Thus, resonance of the optical reflecting mirror can be prevented from occurring as a result of vibration of a housing which vibrates with a plurality of vibration modes.02-11-2010
20110216380IMAGE DETERMINING APPARATUS AND IMAGE DETERMINING METHOD - Erroneous determination of an image caused by color shift is prevented. Image data is divided in a sub-scanning direction into a first region where color shift hardly occurs and a second region where color shift easily occurs. There are detected a first color line drawing extending in a main-scanning direction in the first region, a second color line drawing extending in the main-scanning direction and having a width larger than that of the first color line drawing in the second region, and a third color line drawing extending in the sub-scanning direction in the image data. On the basis of the detected first, second, and third color line drawings, it is determined whether a document is a color document or not.09-08-2011
20090190193IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image processing apparatus performs a first edge determination to determine whether each pixel is an edge of a black character or a thin black line based on a pixel signal of a predetermined color in each pixel included in multi-valued image data. The image processing apparatus determines whether to achromatize a pixel signal of each pixel included in the multi-valued image data based on a result of the first edge determination, and achromatizes a pixel determined to be achromatized. The image processing apparatus performs a second edge determination for determining whether each pixel is an edge based on a pixel signal of a color different from the predetermined color in each pixel included in the multi-valued image data. The image processing apparatus corrects the multi-valued image data based on a result of the second edge determination after completing achromatization of the pixel determined to be achromatized.07-30-2009
20090153922Multifunction Sensor for An Image Forming Device - The present application is directed to methods and devices for determining the presence of a module and presence of a media sheet in a media path using output signals from a single sensor in an image forming device. One embodiment includes a sensor which may be oriented in a variety of positions through interaction with the module and the media sheet. An algorithm may be used to determine the presence of the module in a module insertion path and presence of the media sheet in the media path based on the position of the sensor.06-18-2009
20100053707IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS DIRECTED TO IMAGE OUTLINE PROCESSING, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING IMAGE PROCESSING - In outline processing according to the present embodiment, a normalization coefficient is determined such that values outputted as outline data substantially coincide with a maximum value in a prescribed number of digits in accordance with a variation amount between coordinate values. Such determination can constantly enhance image quality (legibility of a character) of the outline data up to a highest value under conditions of the prescribed number of digits as well as being free of the influence of a size of a target character. In other words, it is possible to provide the highest feasible image quality under the limitation of the number of digits set from the limit of a file size.03-04-2010
20100128331IMAGE READING APPARATUS - Prior to reading an original image, whether to read the original image in a monochrome image mode in which the image reading apparatus reads the original image in use of the monochrome line sensor or a multi color image mode in which the image reading apparatus reads the original image in use of the multi color line sensor is predicted. Preparation of reading an original image based on parameters corresponding to the predicted mode is completed before the start of reading the original image. This arrangement reduces a time loss arising from switching of a color mode associated with a user color setting at the start of a job, and thus shortens the FCOT. This arrangement can shorten the time until the first copy is output after designating the start of copying when reading an original image based on different parameters.05-27-2010
20120033273PATCH CODES USING A PROXIMITY ARRAY - Patches are generated from the overprinting of one or more separations to encode four or more values per patch each color representing a numerical value. In a calibration step, all possible color overprint combinations are printed multiple times on a calibration sheet. The sheet is scanned and each overprinted patch is entered in to a proximity array, which is a volume data structure representing three dimensional (3D) color space). After all calibration colors are entered, the proximity array is repeatedly dilated. Later, sheets that need to be identified are printed with a code number encoded as one or more patch codes. The sheet is scanned and the patch code colors are looked up in the proximity array to determine which original colors were printed. The identified colors are converted the code number. Patch codes are further augmented with error detection and optionally error correction bits to further increase robustness02-09-2012
20090244661IMAGE READING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING CONTROL METHOD - Pieces of reading frequency information representing the use frequencies of first and second reading units are acquired. Read color information of a color on a document that is read by the first or second reading unit is acquired. Based on the acquired pieces of reading frequency information and the acquired read color information, one of the first and second reading units is decided as a reference reading unit serving as a reference when performing correction to make the reading characteristics of the first and second reading units relatively coincide with each other.10-01-2009
20100103484DOCUMENT READING APPARATUS - In reading an image of a document in a monochromatic document reading mode, a document reading apparatus reads the image of the document while conveying the document at a speed determined according to a variable magnification ratio, executes digital variable magnification on the read multivalued image in a main scanning direction by using a main scanning direction variable magnification unit, binarizes the multivalued image, and stores the binary image on a memory. In reading an image in a color document reading mode, the document reading apparatus reads the image of the document while conveying the document at a predetermined speed, stores the read multivalued image on the memory, and executes digital variable magnification on the multivalued image in the main scanning direction and a sub scanning direction.04-29-2010
20080278778DOCUMENT GENERATION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A document generation apparatus comprises: a first acquisition unit adapted to acquire, based on identification information appended to a first document, layout data and data acquisition information required to acquire data to be laid out in accordance with the layout data; a second acquisition unit adapted to acquire data based on the data acquisition information acquired by the first acquisition unit; and a generation unit adapted to generate a second document on which the data acquired by the second acquisition unit are laid out in accordance with the layout data acquired by the first acquisition unit.11-13-2008
20080309994IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - In an image processing method, a color corresponding to an input color image signal represented by an arbitrary RGB color space is detected and a requested color correction process is executed. A color domain according to property of the RGB color space is determined when determining a color domain based on a two-dimensional image signal representing a color plane converted from the input color image signal.12-18-2008
20080204830IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image forming apparatus is provided which includes: an image acquisition section (08-28-2008
20080285098IMAGE SENSOR, IMAGE SENSOR UNIT, AND IMAGE READER - In an image sensor, light sources corresponding to each of R, G, B colors illuminate multiple times in each line cycle so that each of line sensors acquires multiple R, G, B signals in each line cycle. A controlling unit generates multiple R, G, B data in each line cycle from the multiple R, G, B signals, and adds the multiple R, G, B data in each line cycle in a corresponding one of data saving units.11-20-2008
20090190192Image reading apparatus and method for processing images - An image reading apparatus reads image information of an original document to produce image data having different data sizes. An image converting section converts the image information into a plurality of items of image data. A display section displays a plurality of items of information on the plurality of items of image data. A selecting section allows selecting of one of plurality of items of image data.07-30-2009
20090161181Method and apparatus for phase correction in a scanned beam imager - A method for detecting scanner phase error in a bidirectional scanned beam imager includes obtaining first and second images derived from respective first and second scan directions, comparing apparent image feature positions in the first and second images, and calculating a phase error corresponding to a difference between the apparent image feature positions. The comparison may include multiplying frequency domain transformations of the images.06-25-2009
20090141319IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - The present invention relates to an image forming device that realizes accurate image forming positioning at a desired position without any complex operation about the image forming position by firmware in the image forming device that can involve the unevenness or mounting position difference of lenses of a deflection scanning device. The image forming device obtains the amount of shift in a subscanning direction of image forming from the image forming position of the image data in the main scanning direction and from the curve correction information, adds dummy data by the number of lines of shifting the reading position of the image data at the image forming start position in accordance with the amount of shift obtained, and delivers the dummy data added and the image data to an image forming component.06-04-2009
20090073517DEVICE FOR SCANNING AND VERIFYING A PLURALITY OF PAPER FINGERPRINTS - A document scanning device is provided that is able to accurately and easily scan paper fingerprint information, even if particulate rubbish such as paper powder or dust is adhering to the surface of a document platen glass. In an image scanning device able to scan using both a stationary document scanning method as well as document feed scanning method, paper fingerprint information is scanned using either of the above methods. Subsequently, a conveying unit and a scanning unit are moved so as to re-scan the paper fingerprint information in the same fingerprint acquisition region. The above operation is repeated until both sets of paper fingerprint information are coincident.03-19-2009
20110228361Image processing apparatus, image processing method and computer program product - A color determination unit divides an original image input from an image scanning unit into blocks, and determines whether or not each block is a color image area. The color determination unit determines whether the original is in color or monochrome in each of a plurality of set areas on the basis of the result of determination on the blocks included in that area.09-22-2011
20090316234APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR READING COLOR CHART AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided is a method for automatically determining an error of a user operation or a calorimeter caused when the calorimeter is manually slid to measure the colors of color patches on a row-by-row basis. Also provided is a method capable of determining an error or a scanning direction using a feature value obtained from the calorimetric values without using fixed reference and threshold values for each patch.12-24-2009
20100157395IMAGE READING APPARATUS, MULTIFUNCTION PRINTER APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - This invention is directed to an image reading apparatus. In the apparatus, reading an original by irradiating it with light of three primary colors, respectively, and by receiving the reflected light is performed as follows. More specifically, an operation mode is designated, and conditions used to perform image reading are set in accordance with the designated mode. Under the set conditions, the image reading is performed according to a method of irradiating an original sequentially with beams of the three primary colors and reading the beams reflected by the original. Alternatively, under the set conditions, image reading is performed according to a method of irradiating an original simultaneously with beams of two primary colors in each of three different combinations of the three primary colors and reading the beams reflected by the original. Instead, image reading is executed twice according to these two methods.06-24-2010
20120194882CONTROL DEVICE - A control device may comprise a selection allowing unit configured to allow a user to select a specific file among a plurality of files, each of the plurality of files having a file format that is capable of including a plurality of pages worth of data, the specific file including M pages worth of data, and a creating unit configured to create a first file that includes M+N pages worth of data by using N pages worth of scan data created by making a scan executing unit execute scanning of N pages worth of original and the M pages worth of data included in the specific file, the first file including M+N pages worth of data having a same file format as the specific file.08-02-2012
20100238525METHOD FOR GENERATING IMAGE INFORMATION - A method for generating image information from an object to be scanned by means of a scanning device, wherein the object to be scanned can comprise one or a plurality of surfaces, one or a plurality of bodies and/or a space, wherein the scanning device or at least parts of the scanning device or the object itself is moved during the scanning operation, and wherein the object to be scanned is scanned by the scanning device in the region of a scanning layer, is configured with regard to a simplest possible scanning operation in such a way that the beam path that scans the object is set in a manner oriented at any desired angle with respect to the scanning layer, and/or that the scanning layer is chosen in any desired position with respect to the object to be scanned.09-23-2010
20110058236METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VERIFYING MAKING TIME OF A FILE BY COMPUTER - The present invention is providing a method and a system for verifying making time of a file by computer. The method comprises: calling TWAIN protocol interfaces of a scanner for obtaining original color data both of an object file and a sample file, wherein making time of said sample file is known; sampling color points of said original color data of said object file thereby calculating color index data of said object file; and sampling color points of said original color data of said sample file thereby calculating color index data of said sample file; and comparing said color index data of said object file with said color index data of said sample file, and determining making time of said object file based on said known making time of said sample file. In accordance with the present invention, the sample file or the object file can be verified without damaged for the reason of analyzing color of said file by computer. By use of the computer system for sampling, analyzing, carrying out the result the present invention has reduced the influence of man-made factor so that it provides more reliable security to such result.03-10-2011
20110128598IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - In the present invention, in a color copy machine, original modes of copy job units, and setting changes of sharpness adjustment, whose updates are permitted beforehand, are totaled, change of default is judged, when this accumulated result is larger than a threshold value, and the original mode whose accumulated result is larger than the threshold value, and the sharpness adjustment are set to change a default state of an image processing unit.06-02-2011
20090116083IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE READING METHOD - An image reading apparatus comprises: a first reading unit for reading a first surface image of a document; a second reading unit for reading a second surface image of the document; and a color conversion processing unit for generating a table used for correcting an error of a read color of an image read by the first reading unit and an image read by the second reading unit, and performing a color conversion to the image read by said first reading unit and/or the image read by said second reading unit using the table.05-07-2009
20090073519IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS, IMAGE SCANNING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR USE IN IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS - A color image-scanning device has a fixed scan mode and a flow scan mode. In the fixed scan mode, a document is scanned while maintaining the document at a fixed location on a platen glass. In the flow scan mode, a document is fed from an automatic document feeder and is scanned while moving the document. In each of these modes, images are scanned in a main scanning direction and a sub scanning direction. Color registration errors in the main and sub scanning direction caused by an optical factor are corrected in accordance with correction values stored in a memory. Respective correction values for each of the main and sub scanning directions are acquired by scanning a test chart in each of the fixed-scan mode and the flow-scan mode and stored in the memory. Proper correction values are read from the memory depending on the scanning mode selected, and color registration errors are corrected in accordance with the read correction value.03-19-2009
20090073516IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A scanner reads an image of a document, the image of the document read by the scanner is stored in a memory, and a color determining section determines whether the document read by the scanner is color or monochrome. When the color determining section determines that the image of the document is color, image data stored in the memory is converted into color image data configured by multi-valued pixels by a multi-value processing section. On the other hand, when the color determining section determines that the image of the document is monochrome, the image data stored in the memory is converted into monochrome image data configured by binary pixels by a binary value processing section. A printer forms the image data processed by one between the multi-value processing section and the binary value processing section on a paper sheet.03-19-2009
20090153924METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SCANNING IMAGES - In a method or system for scanning a source image, the source image is scanned with a sensor that comprises multiple line arrays designed to detect a specific color such that a color separation of the source image to be scanned is generated by each line array. The color separations represent the source image in the form of pixels. The pixels of the different separations of the source image are at least partially offset relative to one another. The pixels of the color separations are separately filtered with multiple FIR sub-filters. The filtered pixels of the source image of the multiple color separations are summed into pixels of a target image.06-18-2009
20090153923METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RENDERING AND PRINTING REVERSE FINE FEATURES - A method and system are proposed in which a moving window based operator is applied to a page of a PDL document that has been decomposed, and the objects within the page flattened and rasterized. The window moves along the raster scan line, and processes rasterized data within the window, detecting any color-to-white or white-to-color interface (edge). The white rasterized portion is then dilated outward across the interface into the color portion, the dilated amount being based on a size of a reverse fine line and/or small text font character to be reproduced. A size of the fine line and/or small text font object is determined and if below a threshold, object dilation may be given effect. A dilation amount may increase as the object size decreases until the size reaches a lower threshold at and beyond which a maximum dilation amount may be applied.06-18-2009
20100296140HANDHELD SCANNER WITH HIGH IMAGE QUALITY - A computer peripheral that may operate as a scanner. The scanner captures image frames as it is moved across an object. The image frames are formed into a composite image based on computations in two processes. In a first process, fast track processing determines a coarse position of each of the image frames based on a relative position between each successive image frame and a respective preceding image determine by matching overlapping portions of the image frames. In a second process, fine position adjustments are computed to reduce inconsistencies from determining positions of image frames based on relative positions to multiple prior image frames. When the determined position of multiple image frames overlap, pixels in the composite image may be formed by combing values of pixels in the image frames, which improves image quality of the composite image.11-25-2010
20090067015BLOCK MATCHING CIRCUIT AND DATA UPDATE METHOD - Scanning image data and target image data are respectively stored in a first storage area and a second storage area. In one case, (J−M+1)×(K−N+1)×M×N pieces of pixel data are stored as comparison image data relating to all comparison areas, and M×N pieces of pixel data are stored as target image data. In contrast, the present invention requires the storage only of J×K pieces of pixel data as scanning image data, and M×N pieces of pixel data as target image data. This means the number of pieces of pixel data to be stored is reduced. In the case discussed above, one piece of target image data and (J−M+03-12-2009
20090009830IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including an image forming section in which writing units are disposed in a sub-scanning direction for each color, the writing units having writing elements arranged in a main scanning direction, and which forms a color image by superimposing an image of each color formed by the writing units, an image converting section to convert an input image data to an image data of a color which corresponds to each writing unit, a storage section to store information according to an arrangement of the writing elements for each writing unit, a correction section to correct an output timing for each pixel of converted the image data for each color based on the information according to the arrangement of the writing elements for each writing unit, a setting section to set an operation mode according to an image forming and a control section to control a correction based on the operation mode.01-08-2009
20090034029IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - Attribute information accessory to a pixel can be used to determine whether to execute an interpolation process of less than one pixel at a scan line changing point in color misregistration compensation for a printout from an image forming apparatus having a characteristic shifted in the laser scanning direction for each color. When the attribute information is an attribute representing execution of the interpolation process of less than one pixel, it is enlarged in the sub-scanning direction. Attribute information of each color component can be generated from attribute information accessory to a pixel by using the attribute information accessory to the pixel, and each color component value which forms the pixel.02-05-2009
20130155474SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC IMAGE CAPTURE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Real-time evaluation and enhancement of image quality prior to capturing an image of a document on a mobile device is provided. An image capture process is initiated on a mobile device during which a user of the mobile device prepares to capture the image of the document, utilizing hardware and software on the mobile device to measure and achieve optimal parameters for image capture. Feedback may be provided to a user of the mobile device to instruct the user on how to manually optimize certain parameters relating to image quality, such as the angle, motion and distance of the mobile device from the document. When the optimal parameters for image capture of the document are achieved, at least one image of the document is automatically captured by the mobile device.06-20-2013
20110141535DOCUMENT SCANNER WITH AUTOMATIC DUST AVOIDANCE - A document scanner with automatic dust avoidance includes an automated document feeder; a transparent plate; an illumination source for illuminating the document through the transparent plate; at least one mirror for reflecting light reflected from the document; at least one sensor for imaging light from the at least one mirror; a microprocessor for determining the presence of dust on the transparent plate; and a motor for tilting the at least one mirror when dust is detected on the transparent plate.06-16-2011
20100060957IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An image processing apparatus controls a formation of dots in a recording element configured to perform scanning on a sheet-like recording medium to form dots of different colors on a surface of the recording medium. The image processing apparatus makes a constraint according to cyan and magenta constraint information applied to a same scanning operation stronger than a constraint according to cyan and magenta constraint information applied to mutually adjacent scanning operations.03-11-2010
20110176189IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus comprising: a read unit that reads a target to be read as color data of N colors (N is a positive integer) that form a color space; a generator that generates pixel data of one pixel from the read color data of the N colors; a determining unit that determines whether the generated pixel data is present in an achromatic edge area that includes an achromatic edge; and a processing unit that, if the generated pixel data is determined to be present in the achromatic edge area, generates, for pixels in the achromatic edge area, achromatic pixel data of the color space from one item of the read color data of the N colors forming the color space and also generates image data from the generated achromatic pixel data.07-21-2011
20110038020IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus reads an image on an original and generates lines of data by causing a carriage to perform scanning, then by referring to the data, detects chromatic color pixels that exist between two achromatic color pixels, being first and second achromatic color pixels, from among pixels in the image that has been read in the scanning direction of the carriage, and determines one of the detected chromatic color pixels as a pixel of interest and corrects the pixel of interest to an achromatic color pixel while shifting the position of the pixel of interest pixel-by-pixel N times from a pixel position adjacent to the first achromatic color pixel in a direction toward the second achromatic color pixel.02-17-2011
20100277777IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - An image processing apparatus includes a reading speed changing unit to change a reading resolution of a manuscript in a vertical direction by changing a carrier linear speed of the manuscript or a moving speed of a reading carriage; a resolution changing unit to change a resolution in the vertical direction of image data of which reading resolution is changed; and a resolution instruction unit to calculate a threshold of a required resolution of an image to determine instruction contents for the reading speed changing unit and the resolution changing unit, based on a data size drawn from a maximum readout size of the manuscript in a main scanning direction and information to specify a pixel and data transfer capability of a data bus, and to provide a resolution for the reading speed changing unit and the resolution changing unit according to the calculated threshold of the required resolution.11-04-2010
20100253985IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD - An apparatus includes a contact image sensor (CIS) configured to parallelly output image signals of a plurality of pixels via a plurality of signal lines, an analog frontend (AFE) configured to serially output the image signals of the plurality of pixels output from the CIS by converting the image signal into a plurality pieces of pixel data, an input/output control circuit configured to add reading position information and reading color information to each of the plurality pieces of pixel data, and a direct memory access controller (DMAC) configured to transfer each of the plurality pieces of pixel data to a storage position corresponding to the reading position information and the reading color information such that the plurality pieces of pixel data is stored in consecutive storage positions in an external memory.10-07-2010
20120033274SCANNING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING COLOR IMAGES - In a method of scanning an image on an original, an optical sensor including sensor elements for each of a number of basic colors is used to generate pixel values of rows of pixels of the scanned image. The sensor elements are used to generate grey scale pixel values representing different parts of the image. A first sensor element for each of the basic colors is used to generate pixel values of odd pixels of rows on the original, and a second sensor element for each of the basic colors is used to generate pixel values of even pixels of rows of the original. Each color pixel value is generated mainly on the basis of a pixel value of at least one of the first sensor elements and pixel values of at least two of the second sensor elements for adjacent pixels.02-09-2012
20080252949COMPACT IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING PIVOTALLY ATTACHED SCANNING UNIT - An image forming apparatus to be placed on a desktop includes a first body, a second body which is pivotally mounted above the first body, a light emitting unit disposed in the second body, an image forming unit disposed in the first body so as to form a C-shaped paper feeding path, a first power supply unit and a second power supply unit disposed on a bottom surface of the first body, a controlling board disposed on a first side wall of the first body, and a power transmission unit disposed on a second side wall of the first body.10-16-2008
20110261424Image processing apparatus and image processing program - An image processing apparatus includes: a first image processing unit that carries out first image processing on image data depicting a first image; a first determination unit that determines whether the first image is a chromatic image or an achromatic image; a determination control unit that determines whether the second image is a chromatic image or an achromatic image based on at least one of two results, between which one is a result of a determination whether a second image serving as a target of second image processing to be performed after the first image processing is a chromatic image or an achromatic image, and the other is a determination result determined by the first determination unit; and a second image processing unit that carries out the second image processing on the second image based on a result of the determination control unit.10-27-2011
20090174917IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - An image forming apparatus includes a reader connecting unit capable of being connected with an original document reader. The original document reader can be a color original document reader that reads original documents in color mode or a monochrome original document reader that reads original documents in monochrome mode. A control unit receives original document data from the original document reader connected to the reader connecting unit, subjects the original document data to prescribed processing corresponding to the format of the original document data and generates image data. Finally, an image forming unit forms an image based on the image data.07-09-2009
20110063697Colorimetric chart and color reproduction estimating device - A colorimetric chart, for measuring a color reproduction characteristic of an image forming apparatus, includes: a patch column that is arranged in a sub-scanning direction representing a conveying direction in which the image forming apparatus conveys the colorimetric chart and that is used in detecting periodic color fluctuation attributed to the image forming apparatus, wherein the patch column includes patches that are arranged in different phases on the same patch column.03-17-2011
20120008179SCANNER DEVICE AND METHOD EXECUTED IN SCANNER DEVICE - A scanner device and a method executed in the scanner device are provided. The scanner device includes a generating unit that generates original image data representing a scanned original; a preparing unit that prepares one color-conversion profile among a plurality of color-conversion profiles having different data sizes, according to a feature of the original image data; and an outputting unit that outputs the original image data and the one color-conversion profile.01-12-2012
20120062965PIXEL INTERPOLATING DEVICE, IMAGE READING APPARATUS, PIXEL INTERPOLATING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - A pixel interpolating device includes a cycle calculation unit and an interpolating unit. The cycle calculation unit calculates a cycle in change of pixel values of pixels in a document image obtained by reading a document by first and second photoelectric conversion element arrays each having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements. The interpolating unit extracts from the pixels such pixels that an interval between each pixel and an interpolated pixel corresponding to a position between the first and second photoelectric conversion element arrays corresponds to the cycle calculated by the cycle calculation unit. The interpolating unit interpolates a pixel value of the interpolated pixel based on pixel values of the extracted pixels.03-15-2012
20120105926IMAGE READING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING METHOD AND PROGRAM - An image reading apparatus, an image reading method and a program are provided for favorably correcting color misalignment in a sub-scanning direction of a read signal read by a plurality of line sensors without increasing a circuit scale or processing time. To accomplish this, the image reading apparatus sets, as a reference signal, the read signal that is output from one of the plurality of line sensors, and detects a correlation between the reference signal and each of a plurality of read signals output from line sensors other than the one of the plurality of line sensors of a plurality of lines that are displaced in predetermined line units from a line from which the reference signal is read, and selects a read signal having a high correlation with the reference signal as a read signal from the line of the reference signal.05-03-2012
20110090547INSPECTION METHOD AND INSPECTION APPARATUS FOR AN IMAGE READING APPARATUS - An inspection method for an image reading apparatus where image information of an original is imaged on light receiving element lines arranged in a main scanning direction to read the information on different colors. The method includes: acquiring a first color misregistration from image information based on a first striped pattern located at a position optically equivalent to a surface of the original with respect to the light receiving element lines, the first pattern having white and black lines aligned, and having longitudinal directions of the white and black lines aligned in a sub-scanning direction; acquiring a second color misregistration from image information based on a second striped pattern having white and black lines aligned, and having longitudinal directions of the white and black lines aligned at an angle from the main scanning direction; and calculating a color misregistration in the sub-scanning direction based on the measured color misregistrations.04-21-2011
20100245952IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus which reads an original to generate monochrome image data, comprises a determination unit configured to determine which of a first instruction to read the original using RGB sensors or a second instruction to read the original using a BW sensor is input; a reading unit configured to read the original using the RGB sensors when the determination unit determined that the first instruction is input, and read the original using the BW sensor when the determination unit determined that the second instruction is input; and a generation unit configured to generate monochrome image data by reading the original by the reading unit using the respective sensors.09-30-2010
20120257263IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - A scanner unit of a multifunction printer (MFP) increases the speed of the movement of the scanner head, lowers the scanning resolution and uses only a single scanning channel during the scanning of a blank area, and decreases the speed of the movement of the scanner head, increases the scanning resolution and uses the three scanning channels of RGB during the scanning of a graphic area.10-11-2012
20120257264DECOLORIZING DEVICE, SHEET DECOLORIZING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR RECORDING DECOLORIZING PROCESS PROGRAM - According to an embodiment, a decolorizing section is placed on a downstream side of a first reading section in a sheet transferring direction. A second reading section is placed on a downstream side of the decolorizing section in the sheet transferring direction. A controller is configured to determine if the decolorizing process is necessary or not on a first side of a sheet based on first image data of the first side read by the first reading section, to read the first side of the sheet having been subjected to the decolorizing process at the decolorizing section by the second reading section if it is determined that the decolorizing process is necessary, and to avoid reading of the first side of the sheet passed through the decolorizing section by the second reading section if it is determined that the decolorizing process is unnecessary.10-11-2012
20120081767IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus including: a determining unit that determines whether a background color area of an image data is adjacent to a non-background color area of an image data outside of the background color area, the non-background color area including a pixel having color data of a first color; and a converting unit that converts color data of a pixel in the background color area into the first color when the determining unit determines that the background color area is not adjacent to the non-background color area, and converts the color data of the pixel in the background color area into a second color which is different from the first color when the determining unit determines that the background color area is adjacent to the non-background color area.04-05-2012
20120081766IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS - An image processing apparatus including: a determining unit that performs determination so as to determine a color mode of a target image in a color mode order, in a page unit; and a subtracting unit that calculates a subtraction total number of pixels, wherein, the determining unit performs the determination of a first color mode in the color mode order based on a pixel ratio of a number of pixels of the first color mode in the color mode order to a total number of pixels, and the determining unit performs the determination of the second or subsequent color mode in the color mode order based on a pixel ratio of a number of pixels of the second or subsequent color mode in the color mode order to the subtraction total number of pixels calculated by the subtracting unit.04-05-2012
20110122464IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD - A step and non-uniformity in density in a drawing object due to an offset for an electrical color-shift correction are reduced. An image forming apparatus includes: a unit for determining a changing coordinate in a main scanning direction for correcting a color shift; a unit for detecting a closed region lying across the determined changing coordinate, from a drawing object; and a unit for performing a changing by using the determined changing coordinate without changing a shape of the detected closed region.05-26-2011
20080297860Color scanning - Among various embodiments of the present disclosure, image scanning can be performed by scanning an object in a forward direction and capturing a first image of the object, scanning the object in a reverse direction and capturing a second image of the object, and combining the first image and the second image to produce a single image.12-04-2008
20100231994IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An apparatus includes a reading unit configured to read image data, a recognition unit configured to recognize a color of a handwritten portion designating a region in the image data and to recognize processing associated with the color of the handwritten portion, a display unit configured to display the recognized color and a content of the processing associated with the color, and a changing unit configured to change an association between the recognized color and the recognized content of the processing.09-16-2010
20120327486Method and Device of Document Scanning and Portable Electronic Device - The present invention discloses a document scanning method, a document scanning device and a portable electronic device. The document scanning method comprises capturing a plurality of images of a plurality of blocks of a document by an image capturing device; adjusting characteristics of the plurality of images according to distances between the image capturing device and the plurality of blocks when the image capturing device is capturing the plurality of images, to generate a plurality of adjusted images; determining a plurality of characteristic points of each of the plurality of adjusted images and a plurality of characteristic vectors corresponding to the plurality of characteristic points; and combining the plurality of adjusted images according to the plurality of characteristic vectors corresponding to the plurality of characteristic points of each of the plurality of adjusted images, to generate a scanning result of the document.12-27-2012
20110299144IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An image reading apparatus comprises: an image reading unit that includes a platen glass and a color contact image sensor configured by a line image sensor for reading red, a line image sensor for reading green, and a line image sensor for reading blue, the line image sensors being disposed in a sub-scanning direction of an original; and an automatic original feeder. In the image reading apparatus, the line image sensor for reading red and the line image sensor for reading green are disposed so that a line gap therebetween is two lines, and in a monochrome mode in which a color original is read and output as a monochrome image, the color original is read using the line image sensor for reading red and the line image sensor for reading green.12-08-2011
20130010339THRESHOLD MATRIX GENERATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THRESHOLD MATRIX FOR GENERATING THRESHOLD MATRIX OF PREDETERMINED SIZE USED FOR HALFTONE PROCESSING OF MULTITONE IMAGE DATA USING DITHERING METHOD - A threshold generation device sets a ratio of a length along a main scanning direction to a length along a sub-direction based on a relation between image reproducibility in the main scanning direction and image reproducibility in the sub-direction of an image processing device for forming an image on a paper based on an image data obtained by the halftone processing. The device determines spatial frequency characteristics having a domain of an ellipse shape having set major axis and minor axis as peak values. The device sets a threshold value of each pixel of the threshold matrix in accordance with the determined spatial frequency characteristics.01-10-2013
20130016408HOST APPARATUS, IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS, IMAGE SCANNING METHODS THEREOF AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUMAANM Lee; Jae-kyuAACI SeoulAACO KRAAGP Lee; Jae-kyu Seoul KR - A host apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a user interface (UI) window for an image scanning apparatus, a control unit configured to elevate and determine an optical scanning resolution of the image scanning apparatus according to Moire-related information when a scanning resolution is input and a Moire removing function is selected, in the UI window, and control the image scanning apparatus to perform a scanning operation according to the determined optical scanning resolution, a communication interface unit configured to receive a scanned image scanned with the optical scanning resolution in the image scanning apparatus, a filtering unit configured to remove a halftoning screen pattern from the received scanned image, and a sampling unit configured to down-sample the filtered scanned image with the input scanning resolution.01-17-2013
20080218815SCAN MOVEMENT INDICATOR AND AN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A scan movement indicator in which light directed toward an indicating unit or external light entering through the indicating unit does not penetrate a scanning area so that improved quality of a scanning and printing operation is provided, and an image forming apparatus having the same are provided. The scan movement indicator includes a light source unit disposed in a scan unit which is movable in a main body of an image forming apparatus, an indicating unit disposed in the main body of the image forming apparatus along a moving direction of the scan unit, and having a portion of the indicating unit that is brightened by light from the light source, and a light blocking unit to block light directed toward the indicating unit or external light entering through the indicating unit from penetrating into a scanning area.09-11-2008
20120250117IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME - A scanner unit of a multifunction printer (MFP) increases the speed of movement of a scanner head and lowers the scanning resolution during the scanning of a blank area of an image, and decreases the speed of movement of the scanner head and increases the scanning resolution during the scanning of an image area of an image.10-04-2012
20110228362IMAGE SCANNING APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND IMAGE SCANNING METHOD - There is provided an image scanning apparatus including: a plurality of image scanning unit that reads image information pieces of different colors at positions shifted from each other in one scanning direction or the other; a color image generation unit that generates color image information on the assumption that a plurality of the image information pieces read by the image scanning unit are the image information at the same position in the scanning direction; a black-and-white image generation unit that generates black-and-white image information on the assumption that the plurality of image information pieces read by the image scanning unit are the image information pieces at the positions different from each other in the scanning direction; and a selection unit that selects the color image information generated by the color image generation unit or the black-and-white image information generated by the black-and-white image generation unit as the image information to be employed, based on the read image information.09-22-2011
20110228360IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS - An image formation apparatus includes an image formation unit, an image reading unit, and a guide portion. The image formation unit discharges a recording medium on which an image is formed by an image forming portion into a recording medium discharge space by applying conveying force to the recording medium and bends the recording medium in a given shape preventing a leading end portion of the recording medium from free fall. The image reading unit reads a document image and is disposed above the image formation unit so that the recording medium discharge space is disposed between the image reading unit and the image formation unit. The guide portion has a protrusion portion protruding toward the recording medium discharge space from a lower face of the image reading unit and that lead the leading end portion to free fall by reducing the bending of the leading end portion.09-22-2011
20110242629DATA PROCESSING DEVICE - To provide a technology enabling a terminal device to use various functions provided in a data processing device without the use of a device driver. A multifunction device executes a process for implementing a function indicated by instruction data when such instruction data is stored in a shared area of the RAM. Here, the shared area of the RAM in which the instruction data is stored can be recognized by a personal computer connected to the multifunction device as a storage area that can be accessed through the file system, which is a function provided as a standard feature of the operating system. Accordingly, operations of the multifunction device can be controlled from the personal computer end simply by storing instruction data in the shared area via the operating system, eliminating the need for a special device driver to control the operations of the multifunction device.10-06-2011
20130148177DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A display control apparatus is configured to display on a display unit a user interface screen for an image data generating apparatus configured to generate image data using an image sensor. The display control apparatus includes a setting acquiring unit which is configured to acquire a setting value for generating the image data, a display determining unit which is configured to determine whether to display an update reception screen based on the acquired setting value, a display control unit which is configured to display the update reception screen on the display unit if the display determining unit determines to display the update reception screen, and is configured not to display the update reception screen on the display unit if the display determining unit determines not to display the update reception screen, and an instruction receiving unit which is configured to receive the update instruction through the update reception screen.06-13-2013
20130120811IMAGE DETERMINING APPARATUS AND IMAGE DETERMINING METHOD - Erroneous determination of an image caused by color shift is prevented. Image data is divided in a sub-scanning direction into a first region where color shift hardly occurs and a second region where color shift easily occurs. There are detected a first color line drawing extending in a main-scanning direction in the first region, a second color line drawing extending in the main-scanning direction and having a width larger than that of the first color line drawing in the second region, and a third color line drawing extending in the sub-scanning direction in the image data. On the basis of the detected first, second, and third color line drawings, it is determined whether a document is a color document or not.05-16-2013
20120287488IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus comprises: a division unit configured to divide an input image into a plurality of color regions based on a color difference; a color gradient information calculation unit configured to calculate color gradient information at a boundary between the divided color regions from color information of the input image; an attribute determination unit configured to determine a gradation attribute representing a characteristic of a color gradient at the boundary using the color gradient information; and a vectorization target determination unit configured to determine, based on the gradation attribute of the boundary determined by the attribute determination unit, whether the input image is a vectorization target.11-15-2012
20120287487SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING SCAN LIMITS WITH CONTROL TIERS AND AUTOMATICALLY SCANNING DOCUMENTS ACCORDING TO SAME - Disclosed is a method and a system for automatically scanning documents based on at least a user's credentials. The user's credentials are used to select a highest tier (from a plurality of tiers) for scanning the image data, and the image data is scanned according to the selected highest tier. Alternatively, if the highest tier selected is not authorized by a user's credentials, then a next highest tier is selected in accordance with the credentials, and then the job is automatically scanned. The credentials may be based on a time period (e.g., time of day), bandwidth, or a user's authorization (e.g., to scan color documents), for example. The tiers may be based on one or more thresholds, such as a percentage of color content in a document or scan resolution.11-15-2012
20120019879COLOR TARGET AUTHENTICATED USING GRAYSCALE INFORMATION - A color target is disclosed. The color target comprises a plurality of marks or features. Each of the plurality of marks can be one of a plurality of colors. Each of the plurality of colors has a corresponding grayscale value that is spaced apart by a predetermined amount.01-26-2012
20120038958DECOLORING DEVICE CONSECUTIVELY DECOLORING IMAGE ON SHEET, MANAGEMENT DEVICE CAUSING DECOLORING DEVICE TO CONSECUTIVELY DECOLORING IMAGE ON SHEET, AND DECOLORING SYSTEM INCLUDING DECOLORING DEVICE AND MANAGEMENT DEVICE - A communication unit transmits image data of a preceding sheet scanned to a management device communicating with a decoloring device and receives from a management device determination data which is produced by the management device based on the image data and indicates at least whether or not the preceding sheet is reusable and receives ability data of the management device or reception time indication data. A control unit conveys the preceding sheet to a predetermined conveyance destination based on the determination data and feeds sheets at a timing at which the leading end of a following sheet does not run into the tail end of the preceding sheet even if the preceding sheet is held until the determination data is received based on the ability data or the reception time indication data.02-16-2012
20120086992SCANNING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING GREY SCALE IMAGES - In a method of scanning an image on an original, an optical sensor including sensor elements for each of a number of basic colors is used to generate pixel values of rows of pixels of the scanned image. The sensor elements are used to generate grey scale pixel values representing different parts of the image. A first sensor element for each of the basic colors is used to generate pixel values of odd pixels of rows on the original, and a second sensor element for each of the basic colors is used to generate pixel values of even pixels of rows of the original. Each grey scale pixel value is generated mainly on the basis of a pixel value of at least one of the first sensor elements and a pixel value of at least one of the second sensor elements for adjacent pixels.04-12-2012

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