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8736917 Overhead image-reading apparatus image processing method, and computer program product  
An overhead image-reading apparatus includes a one-dimensional image sensor having imaging elements arranged in parallel to each other and is configured to change an angle between an optical axis...
8736919 Image systems and scan methods  
An imaging system is provided, including a detection unit and a scan unit. The detection unit senses radiation of a target area. The scan unit directs the radiation to the detection unit, in which...
8736921 Rotatable scanner and image forming apparatus  
A rotatable scanner includes a scanner body and a document holder. The scanner body includes an exposure surface on which a document is placed. The document holder is provided above the scanner...
8736923 Electrophotographic image forming apparatus and scanning method thereof  
An electrophotographic image forming apparatus including a light scanning device to scan first and second light beams, a synchronization signal detector to receive a portion of the first light...
8736922 Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus and computer-readable medium  
An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit, a controlling unit and a changing unit. The reading unit receives a reflected light from a sheet onto which a light is irradiated from a light...
8736928 Automatic document feeding scanning device  
The present invention discloses a sheet feed scanner including an auto document feeder, a flatbed scanner and a power-switching mechanism. The power-switching mechanism includes a first shaft, a...
8736925 Swipe linear image sensor with analog and digital summation and corresponding method  
The invention relates to scanning linear image sensors with signal integration, in which an image of a line of points from an observed scene is reconstructed by the addition of successive images...
8736927 Scanning device  
A scanning device includes a scanning platform, a feed roller mounted above the scanning platform and rotatable to bring a sheet-like medium across the scanning platform, first and second elastic...
8736918 Overhead scanner  
An overhead scanner includes a main body, a rotation unit supported by the main body and being rotatable around a rotation axis, an imaging unit mounted on the rotation unit and is configured to...
8736898 Automated user feedback  
A method and printing device print a feedback form in response to activation of a customer feedback option of the printing device. The printing device and the feedback form instruct the user to...
8736916 Optical scanner that forms an optical path for an image light emitted from a light source, and image forming apparatus according to an electrophotography method with a photoreceptor that undergoes an exposure to an image light from the optical scanner  
An optical scanner contains in a casing made of thermoplastic material a light source that emits an image light based on image data, and at least one optical element that is disposed in an optical...
8736926 Sheet conveyance device, and image forming apparatus and image reading device including same  
A sheet conveyance device includes a loading section, a sheet feeding unit, a separation section disposed downstream in a sheet conveyance direction from the sheet feeding unit, a conveyance...
8736914 Image scanning apparatus and methods of using the same  
An image scanning apparatus includes a housing. A first image sensor (linear scan imager) is attached at a first position along the housing. The first image sensor is configured and adapted to...
8736915 Image reading-recording apparatus  
An image reading recording apparatus includes a recording unit for recording an image on a sheet and a read unit. The recording unit includes a feeding port for feeding the sheet. The read unit...
8736920 Image reading device and information input method  
There is provided an image reading device including: a manuscript table on which a manuscript is placed; an image reading section that optically reads an image from the manuscript placed on the...
8736854 Image reading apparatus controlling image reading unit in set of operation modes  
One aspect of the invention provides an image reading apparatus including: a document placement portion on which a document is allowed to be placed; a display portion, at least a part of which is...
8730529 Document scanner  
A document scanner (10) includes an input tray (20) for holding documents; a transport system (45) for moving documents through the scanner; at least one document detection sensor (135A-135E) for...
8730538 High speed digital cataloguing system and method  
Devices and methods are disclosed for the high speed digitization and cataloguing of large collections of objects. The objects are inserted into transparent pockets on an elongated belt, and the...
8730532 Automatic document feeding scanning device  
The present invention discloses an automatic document feeding scanning device including an automatic document feeder, a flatbed scanner and a power switching mechanism. The automatic document...
8730512 Scanning lens, optical scanning device and image forming apparatus using same  
An optical scanning device includes a light source which emits a light beam, a deflector, an incident optical system and one scanning lens. The deflector reflects and deflects/scans the light beam...
8730533 Document photosensor of surface-mounted elements  
A document photosensor is provided which comprises a substrate 11, 12, a bracket 41, 42 disposed on substrate 11, 12 for forming a light diffusion chamber 53 and a light receiving chamber 58...
8730537 Duplex scanning apparatus with elastic pressing member disposed between two scan positions  
A duplex scanning apparatus includes a passageway, a first optical module, a second optical module, a transporting mechanism and an elastic pressing member. The first optical module is disposed on...
8730491 Original reading system, image forming system, and image forming apparatus  
An original reading system includes an original reading unit, a storage unit, a display portion, a selection unit, and a control unit. The original reading unit reads an image of an original to...
8730531 Automatic document feeding scanning device  
An automatic document feeding scanning device including an automatic document feeder, a flatbed scanner and a power switching mechanism is provided. The automatic document feeder has a pickup arm...
8730541 Duplex scanning apparatus  
A duplex scanning apparatus includes a flatbed scanning portion and an automatic document feeder. The flatbed scanning portion has a first scanning module. The automatic document feeder has a...
8730544 Decolorizing 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...
8730535 Image processing apparatus, method of imaging processing and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus determines a direction of document placement relative to a scanning direction based on a direction of a shadow region in an input image when a line sensor having a...
8730543 Detecting common errors in repeated scan workflows by use of job profile metrics  
Methods perform at least two different segments of a scan job by sequentially scanning the different segments using an optical scanner. Each of the different segments is scanned with the optical...
8730534 Illuminating apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus  
In an illuminating apparatus including a plurality of rows of light source groups each having a plurality of light-emitting elements for irradiating light to an original that are arranged in a...
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...
8730542 Sheet feeding device  
A sheet feeding device including a roller to apply conveying force to one of a plurality of stacked sheets, a separator piece to apply conveying resistance to the stacked sheets and to nip the one...
8730528 Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image reading method  
An image reading apparatus includes an image reading unit that includes plural photoelectric conversion elements arranged therein and that reads an image using light, the light being reflected by...
8724189 Image forming apparatus and method of copying two-sided card thereof  
An image forming apparatus to copy a two-sided card is disclosed. The image forming apparatus includes a user interface unit to adjust a layout for copying both sides of the two-sided card, an...
8724187 Collimator lens, optical scanning device and image forming apparatus using same  
In a collimator lens, in a case where divergent light emitted from a position P1 at a distance S1 from a second face enters the second face and imaging is performed at a position P2 at a distance...
8724182 Method for detecting blank pages, and corresponding multifunctional machine  
The invention relates to a method for detecting blank pages among sheets of a document scanned on a multifunctional machine comprising a scanner, wherein said scanner: scans (S0) two pages of at...
8724188 Imaging scanner with multiple image fields  
Disclosed are embodiments of methods, systems, and apparatus for providing multiple image fields or regions on an imaging array. In certain preferred embodiments, a high density imaging array may...
8724183 Apparatus and method for reading ID documents in an open environment  
An imaging apparatus for imaging a document in an open environment or a closed environment including processor, memory, an imaging device having at least one image sensor and a direct...
8724186 Image reading device for reading document image and image forming apparatus including same  
An image reading device includes a case, a reading section, an engaging section, a guide section, a first deformation characteristic section, and a second deformation characteristic section. The...
8724185 Light guide member, illuminating device, and image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus using same  
A light guide member includes a main body part, and an entrance surface, a strip-shaped exit surface and a strip-shaped reflecting surface that are formed on the main body part. The illumination...
8724181 Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus  
An image forming apparatus is provided with a document receiving portion that receives a document, and an image reader that moves between a first end position of the document receiving portion and...
8724163 Optical scanning apparatus, light power control method, and image forming apparatus for adjusting drive current supplied to the light source  
An optical scanning apparatus includes a light source, rotational polygonal mirror, correction data calculating unit, modification computing unit, and adjustment unit. The adjustment unit adjusts...
8724184 Vessel for scanning documents  
A method of scanning a document uses a document scanning device having a case which defines a cavity and has a docking location on a first side and a document platform on a second opposed side....
8724190 Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer-readable recording medium  
An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit configured to start image formation in accordance with a second job while performing the image formation in accordance with a first job,...
8724193 Image forming device creating a preview image  
An image forming device may be provided with a setting data storage device, a preview image creation device, and an output device. The setting data storage device may be capable of storing a...
8724191 Image reading apparatus  
An image reading apparatus having a lower unit with a controller and an upper unit rotatably attached to the lower unit to rotate about a rear end of the upper unit is provided. The upper unit...
8724171 Method of compressing color reproduction range and profile creation device using same  
To provide a gamut mapping method, the description of a correspondence relationship of which is more directly than that of a conventional method, the gamut mapping method being capable of...
8717641 System and method for edge identification to position components of a scanner  
A scanner includes a scan surface, a scan, a controller, and a positioning system. The scan surface is stationary and has a first width while the scan module has a second width substantially less...
8717639 Image processing for position deviation correction  
In an image forming apparatus for making a position deviation correction, a position deviation amount can be accurately calculated by stabilizing the detection result at position deviation...
8717640 Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same  
An optical scanner includes a light source for projecting a light beam, a deflector for deflecting the light beam, a reflective member for reflecting the light beam toward a target, a contact...
8717643 Image reading apparatus  
An image reading apparatus includes a drive source, a speed change mechanism provided in a transmission unit that transmits a driving force from the drive source to a scanning drive unit. The...