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A chip for a cartridge with dispensable material may be provided. In one aspect, the chip may comprise a non-volatile memory for storing a number tracking amount of dispensable material in the...
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A method and apparatus for maintaining color consistency includes varying a sampling interval to balance the benefit of xerographic process controls regulation with the cost of sampling. The...
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A method of supplying toner to a printing device includes providing a universal developer for at least two colors. A developer system includes a universal developer unit and a developing station...
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A replaceable print cartridge includes a container and a memory coupled to the container. The memory is configured to limit use of printing material that is to be contained in the container.
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Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and other embodiments are described for a system that estimates usage of a marking material in a print cartridge. One example system can include a...
US20080118256 Developer cartridge replacement scheme for electrostatographic printing  
An electrostatographic printer includes a development housing for supplying developer to an image receptor, and a replenisher in communication with the development housing. In a basic state, a...
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A system, method and device for measuring toner performance by randomly applying a toner sample having toner particles to a substrate, and positioning the substrate such that a force may be...
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Light is emitted from a light emitting unit towards the surface of the developing sleeve on which magnetic brushes are formed on the surface, and the reflected light is received by a light...
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A method to provide a user with an offer relating to a used consumable includes associating the used consumable with the user, and, if desired, providing an offer to the user relating to the used...
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Document processing systems and methods are presented in which the remaining amount of toner, replenisher, or other print consumable in a multi-dispenser bottle consumable supply system is...
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An apparatus and method of predicting the end of life of a consumable. A basic weighted least squares algorithm has been extended and augmented to compensate for observed common consumable/printer...
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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...
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An image forming apparatus manages information regarding the lifetimes of a plurality of photosensitive media or developing units using a single storage. The image forming apparatus includes a...
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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...
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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...
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In a color laser printer, four toner cartridges are juxtaposed in a straight line in a process unit. When the process unit is withdrawn from the laser printer to a position at which the toner...
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A toner supplier, including a toner container configured to contain a toner, an air discharger configured to discharge air from a bottom of the toner container to form a fluidized toner, a...
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An image forming device in which the toner density of a two-component developing device can be stably controlled in printing a one-page image and the frequency of interruption of even printing a...
US20090290885 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS DISCHARGING STAYING TONER  
An image forming apparatus calculates the amount of staying toner based on the amount of drive of the developer roller and the amount of toner consumed for a print job performed. When the amount...
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A method for providing a page countdown for a replaceable toner cartridge according to one embodiment includes, upon detecting a toner cartridge that is out of usable toner, determining a number...
US20100158547 PRINT JOB COST ESTIMATE METHOD AND SYSTEM  
Automatically determining the cost of a printed job on a digital printing press before the job is run. A job control component in the digital front end of the printing press collects and stores...
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A toner cartridge and a printer using the same and a related protection management method are provided. In the present disclosure, by additionally equipping a hardware configuration 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...
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An electrostatic printing machine having a development station having a toner dispenser for dispensing toner in the development station and wherein the electrostatic printing machine employs a...
US20080131148 TONER DISPENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME  
A toner dispensing system and a method for controlling the same. A toner dispensing amount is determined using a pixel dispensing time related to a pixel count adjusted according to the ratio of a...
US20150003846 PREDICTING REMAINING USEFUL LIFE FOR A CONSUMABLE USING A WEIGHTED LEAST SQUARE REGRESSION PREDICTION TECHNIQUE  
An apparatus and method of predicting the end of life of a consumable. A basic weighted least squares algorithm has been extended and augmented to compensate for observed common consumable/printer...
US20080181630 DEVELOPER LOADING METHOD, LOADED DEVELOPER ACCOMMODATING CONTAINER, DEVELOPER REPLENISHMENT DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A method for loading a replenishment developer into a developer accommodating container such that when the replenishment of the replenishment developer inside the loaded developer accommodating...
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An image forming cartridge comprises a developing unit configured to hold toner including a developing section configured to use the toner for developing and a supplying section configured to...
US20140212154 Toner Supply Regulation  
An electro-photographic print system or method for regulating a supply of toner based on a required toner amount.
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A developing cartridge usable with an image forming apparatus includes a housing having a developing member, a developer storing portion storing developer supplied to the developing member, and a...
US20080260396 PRINTING DEVICE  
A printing device is provided with a printing module, an amount detecting module which detects a remaining amount of the printing material, a first value determining module configured to...
US20110299863 OPTIMIZED LIMIT GAIN COMPENSATION FOR DISPENSE TIME ACCUMULATORS OF TONER CONCENTRATION CONTROL  
A method and system includes updating an accumulated dispense value from within a toner dispense actuation loop and adjusting the accumulated dispense value by receiving dispense values from at...
US20090314837 ELECTRONIC APPARATUS CONTRIBUTING TO GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION  
The present invention relates to an electronic apparatus concerned about global environment, which enables its user to be convinced of his/her commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions...
US20090016745 REST RECOVERY SYSTEM, METHOD AND ALGORITHM  
A method and computer program for preventing excess supply of toner in an imaging device include detecting a change in a tribo-electric charge of toner after a period of inactivity of the imaging...
US20080181629 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING FUNCTION TO CONTROL DEVELOPER EXHAUSTING AMOUNT AND IMAGE FORMING METHOD THEREOF  
An image forming apparatus to form image data on a printing medium, the apparatus includes a developing cartridge having a developer transfer body to transfer developer to an image receptor, a...
US20140248061 DEVELOPER REPLENISHING DEVICE TO TRANSPORT DEVELOPER FROM DEVELOPER CONTAINER, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME, AND CONVEYANCE DEVICE TO TRANSPORT POWDER OR FLUID FROM CONTAINER  
A developer replenishing device includes a container mount to hold a developer container to contain developer used in image formation, an installation completion detector to detect completion of...
US20080267641 DEVELOPING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND DEVELOPMENT ERROR DETECTING METHOD  
A disclosed developing device includes a developing roller; a supply roller that is in contact with the developing roller and configured to supply toner to the developing roller; a current...
US20080050131 Toner supplying device, developing device and image forming apparatus having toner supplying device  
A toner supplying device which is capable of individually supplying toners of different colors. The toner supplying device can include a driving source; a plurality of toner receptacles in which...
US20090190938 DEVELOPER STIRRING UNIT, DEVELOPING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
A developer stirring unit, a developing device containing the developer stirring unit and an image forming apparatus comprising the developing device are supplied capable of correctly judging a...
US20080285985 APPARATUS AND METHOD TO SUPPLY DEVELOPER  
Embodiments of an image forming apparatus, developer supplying apparatus and methods thereof may control a developer conveying speed in accordance with image print conditions, environmental status...
US20130136459 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL PROGRAM  
An information processing apparatus includes a maintenance staff information store part that stores maintenance staff identification information, a maintenance staff authentication part that...
US20090136244 IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND DEVELOPER LEVEL CALCULATING METHOD OF THE SAME  
An image forming apparatus and a developer level calculating method of the same. The image forming apparatus includes a developing unit which includes a developing roller to provide the developer...
US20140079413 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USING TONER SHAPE FACTOR TO CONTROL TONER CONCENTRATION  
System and methods for controlling toner properties in a two component development system through the toner shape factor. In particular, the present embodiments provide a method for controlling...
US20060263107 Image forming device capable of displaying total remaining amount of developing agent in monochrome printing mode  
An image forming device has an image carrier (20) and a development device (50) in which development units (51-54) are detachably attached, and the development units has a memory for storing color...
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...
US20100054765 DEVELOPING DEVICE  
A developing device includes a developer tank that contains a developer including a toner and a carrier, a developing agent supplier that develops a latent image by using the toner contained in...
US20140186062 DEVELOPER CONTAINER UNIT, DEVELOPING UNIT, AND PROCESS CARTRIDGE  
A developer container unit includes a container containing developer and a piezoelectric film for detecting an amount of developer in the container. A sensitivity of the piezoelectric film to a...
US20070110456 Method and device for controlling supply of developer  
A method and a device for controlling a supply of a developer are provided. An amount of the developer is sensed during warm-up and a determination is made as to whether the sensed amount is equal...
US20090110414 IMAGE STABILIZING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS  
There is provided an image stabilizing apparatus which is capable of keeping a toner concentration and a printing density constant when, toner consumption is small, and further which is...
US20050141901 Method and apparatus to prevent filling of non-identification toner  
A method and apparatus of preventing filling of a non-identification toner. The method includes sensing an update request of remaining amount information of a toner in a toner cartridge to be...