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9036220 Contact image sensing device  
A contact image sensing device includes a housing, a light emitting unit, a red lens array, a sensing unit, and a protecting component. The housing includes a top surface, a bottom surface, an...
9036221 Sheet feeding apparatus  
A sheet feeding apparatus includes a first tray, a frame member, and a feeder. The frame member includes a first wall portion facing in a width direction and a first tray portion disposed above...
9025215 Cable wiring structure and image reading device  
A cable wiring structure includes: a base member; a movable member configured to reciprocate in a first direction and in a second direction relative to the base member; a cable; a tension applying...
9025216 Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus, and image reading method  
An image reading apparatus includes: light-receiving elements arranged in a main-scanning direction to perform photoelectric conversion pixel by pixel; AD converter units that convert each piece...
9019576 Scanning apparatus with patterned probe light  
A 3D scanner for recording the 3D topography of an object, the 3D scanner includes an illumination unit configured for providing probe light for illuminating the object, where the probe light...
9013765 Solid-state imaging apparatus  
A solid-state imaging apparatus comprises a plurality of unit cell groups including a plurality of unit cells each including a plurality of light shielded optical black pixels, non-light shielded...
9007664 Identification reader  
A passport and identification card reader minimizes the time and effort required for an operator to read/scan a passport or piece of identification. An immigration official, for example, can slide...
9001395 Image reading device with illumination movement based on sheet characteristics, and sheet handling apparatus including the same  
An image reading device includes an illuminating means for illuminating a reading position through which a sheet conveyed by conveying means passes, optical reading means for reading reflected...
8995031 Image reading apparatus and assembling method  
A document reading apparatus includes a sensor configured to receive light from a document, an imaging lens configured to form an image of light from the document on the sensor, a first holding...
8982431 Illumination apparatus and image reading apparatus  
An illumination apparatus includes a light source, a light guide, and a holding member configured to hold the light source and to hold the light guide via a fixing member. Within a cross section...
8982432 Original reading apparatus for reading image of an original  
A light guide includes a plurality of boss portions. A round hole portion is provided near the center of a base member for fixing the light guide, and slit portions are provided on both ends...
8976426 Light source driving circuit, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus  
A light source driving circuit that drives a light source includes a driving electric current generator that generates a driving electric current including a predetermined electric current, a...
8970752 Imaging device  
An imaging device includes: an imaging sensor 110 configured to capture an optical image of an object and generate image data; a main circuit substrate 120 configured to perform signal processing...
8970929 Image reading apparatus  
An image reading apparatus includes a housing, a tray, a conveyer, an image reader, a position detector, and a controller. The housing has a first introduction opening, a first discharge opening,...
8958134 Image array with localized light source  
Embodiments of the present invention provide lighting for an image array. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for providing localized lighting for an...
8947748 Scanning device, apparatus and method for image processing  
A scanning device includes a first scanning unit having a first line sensor and a first light source that emits a first light beam and is arranged only at one side of the first scanning unit in a...
8947750 Imaging device array and image forming apparatus  
According to one embodiment, an imaging device array includes a plurality of imaging devices integrally including an incidence surface that converges light in the primary scanning direction,...
8941890 Scanning device, apparatus and method for image processing  
A scanning device includes a first scanning unit having a first scanning element array to scan a first surface of a scan-target medium to acquire a first image, a second scanning unit having a...
8928957 Light guide, illumination device and image reading apparatus  
A light guide has first and second light guide parts (S, T) in front and rear of a constricted part (2). The first light guide has first and second side parts (1a, 1b). The second light guide part...
8928961 Image reading device, image forming apparatus therewith, and method of controlling an image reading device  
An image reading device has a light source section that includes light sources of a plurality of colors and that emits light in one color during a period for reading one line and switches the...
8928955 Linear light source apparatus and image reading apparatus  
A linear light source device illuminates a document properly, and an image reading device includes such a light source device. The light source device includes a light source and a light-guiding...
8922849 Document scanner  
A document scanner comprises a first image sensor unit (32) and a second image sensor unit (30) and a scanning mechanism (70, 72, 76, 80) for causing relative movement between a document and the...
8917429 Document illumination device, contact-type image sensor module, and image reading device  
A document illumination device includes a light-conducting member in which is formed a base surface that extends along a lengthwise direction, an irradiation surface that extends along the...
8913308 Light collecting member, and optical module and image reading device having the light collecting member  
A light collecting member includes a lens to make incident light be collected on a light receiving member, a lens barrel to house the lens, an end portion into which a light enters of the lens...
8885230 Image sensor unit and image reading apparartus  
A configuration is adopted in which an image sensor unit includes: a sensor substrate on which a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements are mounted; a light source that includes...
8879131 Scan projection device and scan controlling method thereof  
A scan projection device and a controlling method are projected. The scan projection device comprises a light source module, a scanning module and a scan driving device. The light source module is...
8867108 Image reading device and image forming device  
An image reading device, includes an illumination optical system which has a light source unit configured to emit light being illuminating light to an illuminated object; an optical member...
8861046 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Multi-functional device having scanner module and image scanning apparatus employing the scanner module
 
A multi-functional device comprising an image forming apparatus to form a printing image and a scanner module to scan an image. The scanner module includes an illuminator to illuminate a light to...
8860099 Solid-state imaging device and method for manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic device  
A solid-state imaging device includes a first-conductivity-type semiconductor well region, a plurality of pixels each of which is formed on the semiconductor well region and is composed of a...
8854705 Carrier and image scanning apparatus having the carrier  
An image scanning apparatus includes a base, a transparent plate, a guide rod disposed between the base and the transparent plate, an optical sensor module, and a carrier mounted on the guide rod...
8854704 Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus  
An image reading apparatus includes a light source unit, an image sensor, an attenuator, an analog processor and an A/D converter. The attenuator generates a second analog signal by...
8830542 Illumination apparatus and image reading apparatus  
An illumination apparatus for use in an image reading apparatus that forms a reduction image of a read area of an original on an image pickup element by an imaging optical system, includes: a...
8830535 Scanning apparatus with calibrating function  
A sheet-feeding type scanning apparatus with a calibrating function is provided. The sheet-feeding type scanning apparatus is configured for feeding a document in a first direction and scanning...
8824026 Image reading apparatus and image reading head  
An image reading apparatus having light emitting unit for irradiating light onto a original, reflected light detector light reflected by the original after the original is irradiated by the light...
8824023 Scanning method for a large-size scanner system using a stitching process  
The invention relates to a scanning method for a large-size scanner system (1) comprising at least two image detection elements (2) that are used for scanning a large-size original (4) to be...
8810873 Scanner assembly  
A scanner assembly comprising the following components. A scan module having a first surface and configured to receive an image oriented along the first surface. A carriage having a thickness no...
8810871 Image reading apparatus and cleaning sheet  
An image reading apparatus including a feed mechanism configured to feed a sheet member; a scanner including a reading portion and being configured to read an image on a surface of the sheet...
8797612 Sensor and sensor control method  
A sensor includes a photoelectric conversion unit including a first photoelectric conversion element array and a second photoelectric conversion element array, each having an array of a plurality...
8780418 Scanning focal plane sensor systems and methods for imaging large dynamic range scenes  
A scanning focal plane sensor and method are described for image capturing of object space (or scenes). In one example, a focal plane sensor for a scanning imaging system is provided. The focal...
8755096 Image sensor unit and image reading apparatus  
An image sensor unit has a light emitting module and a light guide that guides light emitted by the light emitting module to a bill, the light guide has an incident surface on which the light...
8755093 Image reading apparatus and computer readable medium  
An image reading apparatus includes a light source, a reading unit, a moving unit, a moving speed control unit, a turn-ON time control unit. The light source irradiates light onto a document. The...
8743435 Image reading apparatus  
An image reading apparatus includes an ADF driven by a motor; an image reading unit transmitting charges accumulated in a photoelectric conversion element as a shift pulse to a shift register; and...
8743253 Method of controlling read address, physical information acquisition apparatus, and semiconductor device  
To reduce random noise caused by address setting in an apparatus that controls a read address of an image sensing device, without causing a significant increase in circuit complexity. A ring shift...
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...
8736924 Time-delay-and-integrate image sensors having variable integration times  
In various embodiments, a time-delay-and-integrate (TDI) image sensor includes (i) a plurality of integrating CCDs (ICCDs), arranged in parallel, that accumulate photocharge in response to...
8724180 Image reader  
An image reader is provided, which includes a first analog front end unit configured to perform A/D conversion for analog signals that are output via a first group of channels of a number...
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...
RE44880 Image sensor  
An image sensor includes a light source; a bar-shaped light-guiding element having a first light-emitting section, which propagates light from the light source and irradiates an document from an...
8711447 Image scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus  
An image scanning apparatus includes an image pickup device, a substrate connected to a terminal of the image pickup device, a heat radiation plate which is disposed between the image pickup...
8711448 Linear book scanner  
A linear scanning apparatus for scanning a bound volume is used to turn a page of the volume and scan the respective sides of the turned page. The apparatus includes front and rear portions, each...