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9036213 Method for semi-correlated halftoning  
A method for image processing a digital color image uses a single array of threshold values in a halftoning process if a total density value, which is found adding up the color density value for...
9025170 Inspection apparatus and inspection method to determine a printed material defect portion based on a density difference of image data  
A reading unit reads a first side of a printed material having first image data printed on the first side and second image data printed on a second side, the second side being a back side of the...
9001379 Image forming apparatus and image forming method thereof  
An image forming apparatus includes an input part for receiving image data; an image processor for image-processing the input image data; an output part for outputting data processed at the image...
8982413 Methods, systems and processor-readable media for dynamically detecting and switching profiling configurations  
Methods and systems for dynamically detecting and switching profiling configuration in digital rendering. A set of color patches utilized for profiling can be rendered via a calibration engine and...
8928942 Image forming device, density correction method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing program  
An image forming device includes a density correction unit that corrects density based on a density detection value of the density correction pattern; a first density correction pattern generating...
8928938 Image forming apparatus, image forming method and recording medium  
Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming section for forming a test image including a plurality of patterns in which at least one pattern is more easily affected by a...
8922827 Image processing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit and a converting unit. The storage unit stores a dither matrix including a plurality of sub-matrices. Each sub-matrix has a group of dot...
8902470 Image processing apparatus, image forming system, image processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes: a multi-level unit that applies a multi-level process on binary halftone dot image data indicating a binary halftone dot image, to form multi-level image...
8902465 Image forming apparatus, image processing apparatus and method capable of determining image forming condition when color unevenness caused in patch image is detected  
The present invention provides a mechanism that more appropriately evaluates an image defect caused by a specific process in an image forming apparatus. An image forming apparatus of this...
8879122 Image processing in contone space and halftone space  
Embodiments provide a method comprising receiving a continuous tone (contone) image, wherein each pixel of a plurality of pixels of the contone image comprises pixel data associated with a...
8873112 Image processing apparatus and determination method  
A signal value representing at least one of a plurality of types of optical characteristics are calculated for each pixel from the read signal obtained and output by reading light reflected by a...
8872841 Generating and merging two halftoned images  
A method of producing a bit-map including rendering a bit-map of a first image using a first stochastic half-tone screen set, rendering a bit-map of a second image using a second stochastic...
8861029 Apparatus for generating image correction data to perform gradation correction of image, has correction data generating unit that generates image correction data on identified color values of patches in test and reference charts  
An image data acquiring unit 32 acquires image data of a chart sheet and a reference chart and image data of the white sheet from the external imaging device. A shading correcting unit 34...
8861035 Threshold matrix diffusion halftoning  
A contone source image is processed to create halftone outputs by identifying intensity thresholds based on the coordinates of the pixels of the source image. The halftone output corresponding to...
8854698 Image reading apparatus with at least three reference members arranged along sub-scanning direction for shading correction  
An image reading apparatus includes a light source device, a reader, a plurality of strip-shaped density reference members, and a shading corrector. The plurality of strip-shaped density reference...
8854691 Image processing apparatus and image processing method for extracting a line segment  
An image processing apparatus extracts a line segment included in an image, and includes a density gradient direction determining section that determines a direction, in which density changes, of...
8830539 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Image processing apparatus and determination method
 
A signal value representing at least one of a plurality of types of optical characteristics are calculated for each pixel from the read signal obtained and output by reading light reflected by a...
8824005 Method of designing a color chart  
A method of characterizing an imaging system is described includes printing a color chart having a plurality of predetermined color patches; measuring the color patches to obtain colorimetric...
8823996 Image forming devices, hard imaging methods, and methods of determining a transfer function  
Image forming devices, hard imaging methods, and methods of determining a transfer function are described. According to one embodiment, an image forming device includes an image engine configured...
8824015 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus includes a halftone processing unit configured to apply halftone processing based on a dither matrix to image data, a correction unit configured, with respect to the...
8817327 Printing system and correspondence relationship information creation method to match visual characteristics of different printers  
A printing system includes a first unit that obtains a rendering command specifying a combination of at least a thickness and a color of a line; a second unit that converts the rendering command...
8797600 Image forming apparatus and gradation correction method with density unevenness detection  
Image forming apparatus (100) creates a toner pattern on intermediate transfer belt (11) as a preprocessing of gradation correction, and calculates a cycle at which density unevenness is largest....
8797598 Print control terminal, image forming apparatus, print control method, and image forming method  
A print control terminal including a user interface to receive a setting of a print command and print options of a document, a screen selection unit to select a halftone screen to be applied to...
8786903 Image data processing apparatuses, boundary detection devices, boundary detection methods, and computer-readable storage media for detecting boundaries in an image  
Image boundary detection devices and methods include processes. Processes include setting an image recording mode to a second recording mode. First and second recording modes utilize first and...
8773725 Information processing apparatus, image generating method, and storage medium  
An information processing apparatus includes a latent image generating unit and a background image generating unit. The latent image generating unit generates a latent image using both of a first...
8773721 Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus for performing halftone processing on point-of-purchase image  
A connection unit receives image data to be printed and image information on a type of the image data from an external device. A pseudo-halftone processing unit converts the image data into...
8767266 Image processing apparatus and image processing method for reducing the amount of consumption of recording material  
There is provided an image processing apparatus which can suppress degradation of an image quality in a recording material save mode processing and obtain an effect of consumption amount reduction...
8760724 Gradation correction for an image forming apparatus  
There is provided an image forming apparatus that performs gradation correction, including a pattern forming unit that forms, on an image carrier, rows of area coverage modulation patterns having...
8755086 Image forming apparatus and control method thereof which execute auto color registration  
An image forming apparatus and a control method thereof which execute auto color registration in consideration of mechanical change factors of both photoconductors and drive rollers. The control...
8755084 Image forming apparatus, control method, and medium for performing printing with a transparent recording agent  
An image forming apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether printing is designated to be performed using a transparent recording agent with respect to an area to be...
8749849 Correction apparatus, image forming apparatus, image forming system, and computer readable medium  
A correction apparatus includes an operating section that operates for forming an image having a predetermined density, a calculating section that calculates a first correction amount that is used...
8736904 Image forming system  
An image forming system includes: a plurality of image forming apparatus each having a storage section; a density conversion data registering section obtaining density conversion data composed of...
8730530 Image reading system and image reading apparatus  
An image reading system and an image reading apparatus is provided. The system or apparatus includes a reading unit configured to read an original, a determining unit configured to determine...
8730525 Method and device for proofing raster print data while maintaining the raster information  
The screened printing data are subjected to a filtering method, the raster information being maintained. Intermediate tonal values are produced by the filtering method, using the binary tonal...
8723882 Dithering mask and method of forming the same  
A method of forming a dithering mask includes providing a specific sub-dithering mask, and generating a plurality of sub-dithering masks of the dithering mask by adjusting the specific...
8717629 Image-processing device  
An image-processing method includes: acquiring multi-level tone print data expressed in multi-level tones; determining whether the acquired multi-level tone print data includes line data...
8705117 Hand-held printing device and method for tuning ink jet color for printing on colored paper  
A hand-held printer is disclosed. The hand-held printer includes an image sensor configured to determine a color having plurality of color components associated with a print medium, an image...
8699082 Apparatus to control printing density in image forming device and method thereof  
An apparatus to control a printing density in an image forming device and a method thereof, capable of controlling the printing density of a printed matter according to an amount of pages for a...
8687236 Ink restriction determination  
A method and apparatus as provided for determining, for an ink to be deposited on a substrate by a halftone inkjet printing process, a nominal coverage value (the ‘ink restriction value’), that...
8681382 Threshold matrix diffusion halftoning  
A contone source image is processed to create halftone outputs by identifying intensity thresholds based on the coordinates of the pixels of the source image. The halftone output corresponding to...
8670158 Image processing apparatus and method for reducing gradation level of image  
An image processing apparatus includes a first generation portion that generates a first low-gradation image by performing a first process on an input image to reduce the number of gradations of...
8665487 Calibration of half-tone densities in printers  
Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer readable media are provided for calibration of at least one half-tone density in a printer. In one approach, a method is provided...
8665493 Web substrates having wide color gamut indicia printed thereon  
A paper product having at least one ply, a basis weight of greater than 18 g/m2, and indicia having L*a*b* color values disposed thereon is disclosed. The web substrate is defined by the...
8649060 Method of halftoning for asymmetric print resolutions and a printer  
A method of printing an image by a printer having an asymmetric printer resolution includes multi-level halftoning the image by assigning a level out of a number of levels to each pixel of the...
8630017 Ink jet printing apparatus that identifies a region adjacent to a character for a thinning operation  
An ink jet printing apparatus that improves the visibility of a character and its background in different colors or of outline characters is provided. Specifically, outline character bold data is...
8625164 Image forming apparatus and method, computer program, and recording medium using density signal and look-up table  
In a recording medium selecting step, a recording medium on which an image is to be formed is selected from among a plurality of recording media having unique color tones. In a mode setting step,...
8625156 Image forming apparatus and control method thereof  
An image forming apparatus forms a color image using image carriers for a plurality of colors by electrophotography. The image forming apparatus stores, for each color, information on the shift...
8625162 Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus with a toner density correction function  
An image processing section includes a density correction adjustment section, and in response to an instruction from a density correction process section to adjust a density correction process,...
8626623 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium  
A disclosed image processing apparatus includes an adjusting unit configured to convert input image data into image formation data, an arithmetic unit configured to calculate an image formation...
8619330 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An apparatus includes a processing unit configured to perform halftone processing for input image data and output halftone image data, a determination unit configured to determine a mixing ratio...

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