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US20080002995 Maintenance System and Method  
A technique is provided that enables reduction in cost related to maintenance services and that also enables reduction in downtime of a product. A maintenance system for making a maintenance plan...
US20130236198 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORECASTING SUPPLY OR SERVICE CONSUMPTION FOR A PRINTING DEVICE  
Methods and systems of forecasting consumption of a consumable for a machine are disclosed. A computing device receives consumption time series data for a consumable for a plurality of machines....
US20080181626 PRINTER MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND PRINTER MANAGEMENT METHOD  
To allow a user to efficiently select a printer and a printer drive for the printer by providing information on a selection state of printers and printer drives for the printers of users around...
US20090016744 ABNORMAL USAGE DETECTION  
A method and system compare actual consumable usage (e.g., toner usage) with expected consumable usage in a xerographic machine, such as a printer or copier. Expected toner usage may be predicted...
US20120076517 EFFECTIVELY USING A CONSUMABLE IN TWO PRINTERS  
In a multi-printer system with two marking engines, the jobs printed are monitored and the remaining lives of consumables in replaceable units (RUs) in the engines are estimated. A decision unit...
US20120045224 Method for Delaying the Start of a Gage for Tracking the Life of a Consumable Item for an Imaging Device  
A method for delaying the start of a gage for tracking the life of a consumable item for an imaging device according to one exemplary embodiment includes counting the number of revolutions of a...
US20060085279 Cartridge ordering management method and apparatus  
A cartridge ordering management apparatus and method usable with an image forming apparatus. The method includes: managing cartridge order information which includes cartridge identification of...
US20060083521 Supply status indicator  
A device has a consumable device component. A supply status indicator indicates a status of the consumable device component to at least one of a first host computer and the device. The supply...
US20140105619 Methods for Providing a Page Countdown for a Replaceable Unit of an Image Forming Device  
A method for providing a page countdown for a replaceable unit of an image forming device according to one embodiment includes calculating a number of pages remaining until the replaceable unit...
US20070047974 Network system comprising customer replaceable unit  
A network system including a customer replaceable unit (CRU) having an excellent security function for operation information which system can realize improvement of the use efficiency of operation...
US20090119066 PROVIDING DIRECTIVE REPLACEMENT OF HFSI PARTS BASED ON SPECIFIC MACHINE PERFORMANCE  
Embodiments herein maintain an unscheduled maintenance rate of a first apparatus, of a group of apparatuses, based on a history of unscheduled maintenance service calls performed on the first...
US20070122167 Lifetime management device and image forming system  
An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus that includes process units for different colors and a lifetime management device that manages lifetime information on each unit of the...
US20080240745 IMAGE PROCESSOR  
An image processor includes a main body and a consumable product which is replaceably installed to the main body is provided with a storage configured to store a table to which a record indicative...
US20120076515 REPLENISHING CONSUMABLE AT SERVICE TIME IN PRINTER  
A receptacle in the printing system can hold either a first consumable stored in a first replaceable unit (RU) [customer-RU (CRU)], or a second consumable stored in a second RU. A marking engine...
US20120076518 EFFECTIVELY USING TWO CONSUMABLES IN SINGLE PRINTER  
A printing system for indicating a replaceable unit (RU) should be removed from a marking engine so that the consumable in the replaceable unit is not discarded includes a receptacle for holding...
US20130251381 LUBRICANT SUPPLYING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
In the present invention, a lubricant supplying device includes a lubricant end determining unit that determines that a solid lubricant is in an end state when the amount of a lubricant supplying...
US20080080875 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An image forming apparatus includes: plural cartridges; a storage unit provided in the respective cartridges; and a writing unit that writes data into the storage unit. The writing unit writes...
US20060257155 Fuser roll using radio frequency identification  
A fuser member using an RFID tag and a method for evaluating the performance of a fuser member using a RFID tag are disclosed. An RFID tag may be attached to a fuser member during a manufacturing...
US20150192886 DAMAGE AMOUNT DETERMINATION DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING DEVICE, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING DAMAGE AMOUNT DETERMINATION PROGRAM, AND DAMAGE AMOUNT DETERMINATION METHOD  
A damage amount determination device, which is used for an image forming device that forms an image on paper, includes an information acquisition unit that acquires information related to...
US20110116814 ERROR CORRECTION IN A MULTICOLOR ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT ENGINE  
A method and system for printing image documents using a variety of toners where some toners using a multi-development station having two or more development stations. These toners are co-printed...
US20100191620 MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE SAME  
A consumables stock subtraction processing unit in a management apparatus calculates a counter value used in the determination of stock subtraction for a consumable product by using the value of a...
US20140363178 LUBRICANT SUPPLY SYSTEM, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
A solid lubricant supply system includes a solid lubricant supplier to receive and supply solid lubricant to a solid lubricant supplying target. A pair of first and second moveable planar...
US20100272450 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SERVICE INTERVALS FOR RELATED COMPONENTS  
A method and system for managing one or more high frequency service items associated with a device. A parent/child relationship between the high frequency service items can be defined to track...
US20130108285 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREMATURE CONSUMABLE REPLACEMENT DETECTION ON PRINTING SYSTEMS  
According to aspects of the embodiments, there is provided an apparatus and method to detect when a consumable such as a toner bottle is replaced before end of life (EOL), throwing out toner that...
US20120076516 INDICATING CONSUMABLE REPLENISHMENT TIME  
A printing system for indicating when to replenish a consumable includes a front end for providing a plurality of print jobs to be printed, each job having corresponding data. A marking engine...
US20140079412 DETERMINATION OF EFFECTIVE AMOUNT OF REMAINING LIFE OF TONER CARTRIDGE  
An image forming system includes at least one toner cartridge, an image forming unit, and a cartridge life determination module. The toner cartridge may include toner and at least one component....
US20130251382 LUBRICANT SUPPLYING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
A lubricant supplying device used with a solid lubricant, includes a supplying member to supply lubricant taken from the solid lubricant to an object to be supplied with the lubricant, and a...
US20130251380 LUBRICANT SUPPLYING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
In an embodiment, provided is a lubricant supplying device that includes: a solid lubricant; a supplying member that supplies lubricant of the solid lubricant to a lubricant supplying target; and...
US20100278546 SELECTIVE JOB AGGREGATION  
A selective job aggregation method includes identifying a predetermined usage match between a first consumable component and a second consumable component of printer device. Print jobs are then...
US20140037303 LUBRICANT APPLICATOR, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
A lubricant applicator includes a block of lubricant, a supply member contactable against the block of lubricant to scrape the block of lubricant, and a lubricant gauge including a first electrode...
US20100092187 METHOD OF INITIALIZING NEW CONSUMABLE PART ACCORDING TO REPLACEMENT OF OLD CONSUMABLE PART IN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD  
A method of initializing an amount of use of a new consumable part according to replacement of an old consumable part and an image forming apparatus and system for performing the method, the...
US20080187329 Image forming apparatus for counting images formed by the apparatus  
An apparatus having an operative mode and a non-operative mode with a method for counting events with a volatile counter and a non-volatile electronic memory having a number N of memory areas,...
US20120027429 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND OUTPUT SETTING METHOD OF CONSUMED STATUS OF CONSUMABLE ITEMS OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An image forming apparatus which uses a consumable item is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a consumed status detecting unit which detects a value of the consumed status of the...
US20110091223 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND OUTPUT SETTING METHOD OF CONSUMED STATUS OF CONSUMABLE ITEMS OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An image forming apparatus which uses a consumable item is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a consumed status detecting unit which detects a value of the consumed status of the...
US20060062583 Image formation unit, image forming apparatus, and method of recycling image formation unit  
An image formation unit detached to an image forming apparatus integrally mounts at least one replacement member, and a nonvolatile memory. The nonvolatile memory stores recycle information...
US20080050130 CONSUMABLE COMPONENT SORTING SYSTEM, INFORMATION MANAGING APPARATUS, COMPONENT MANAGING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTING THE CONTROL METHOD  
A consumable component sorting system which make it possible to prolong the service life of a consumable component and reduce cost burdened on a user. An image forming apparatus collects...
US20070019970 Method of controlling image forming apparatus using write protection and image forming system  
A system and method are provided for controlling an image forming apparatus and include a supplies information storage unit, which is included in supplies of an image forming apparatus and which...
US20100202787 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, CONSUMABLE ITEM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM  
An image forming apparatus includes a prediction unit, an inquiry unit and a request unit. The inquiry unit judges whether or not the prediction unit deals with a type of a consumable item used in...
US20090041483 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF IMAGE FORMATION  
Upon generation of an image forming request, a control unit sets a request flag in a nonvolatile rewritable memory. A toner consumption monitoring unit calculates amount of toner consumption...
US20130322895 IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS AND FIXATION DEVICE  
A fixation unit includes a fixation member and a housing containing therein the fixation member. The fixation member is configured to thermally fix a developer image onto a medium being conveyed...
US20130136463 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND OUTPUT SETTING METHOD OF CONSUMED STATUS OF CONSUMABLE ITEMS OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An apparatus in which a plurality of consumable items are loadable to the apparatus. The apparatus includes a consumption status detecting unit to detect a respective consumption status of each of...
US20120308245 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND OUTPUT SETTING METHOD OF CONSUMED STATUS OF CONSUMABLE ITEMS OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
An apparatus in which a plurality of consumable items are loadable to the apparatus. The apparatus includes a consumption status detecting unit to detect a respective consumption status of each of...
US20150132017 DEVICE FAILURE PREDICTOR AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME  
A device failure predictor includes data acquisition unit to acquire internal data of a target device, a peak value calculator to calculate a plurality of peak values of the internal data for a...
US20130243449 LUBRICANT SUPPLYING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
A lubricant supplying device includes: lubricant; a supplying member that supplies the lubricant to a lubricant supply target; and a remaining amount detecting unit that detects that a remaining...
US20120148269 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A main control section 41 displays a prompt for cleaning of a discharge wire 15-2 to a user together with a prompt for maintenance work for replacement of a toner container (consumable item) 21 to...
US20060029399 Wireless communication apparatus and method in an image forming system  
A wireless communication apparatus and method in an image-forming system employ RFID tags capable of transmitting/receiving data via wireless communication. The RFID tags are mounted,...
US20140037304 LUBRICANT APPLICATOR, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
A lubricant applicator includes a lubricant, a supply member contactable against the lubricant to supply the lubricant to a target, and a lubricant gauge to detect whether an amount of lubricant...
US20130279924 Printing Consumables Chips And Containers  
The invention provides a printing consumables chip. The printing consumables chip comprises a base plate which is provided with a first electrical contact, a second electrical contact, and an...
US20070147854 Monitoring apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image forming system  
A monitoring apparatus includes a determining unit that determines in advance a first target amount, which is determined as a target of consumption amount of a colorant at a first timing, at which...
US20140037302 LUBRICANT APPLICATOR, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
A lubricant applicator includes a block of lubricant, a supply member contactable against the block of lubricant to scrape the block of lubricant, and a lubricant gauge to detect whether a...

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