Abstract: An image forming method, includes a charging step of charging an image carrier; an image writing step of writing image data onto the image carrier; a developing step of developing a latent image area written by the image writing step on the image carrier; a transferring step of transferring a toner image developed by the developing step to a transferring member; an image writing position adjusting step of detecting a position of the image carrier where the image is written in a case where designated conditions are satisfied, and of adjusting an image writing position; and a voltage output control step of controlling voltages applied for charging, developing, and transferring in the charging step, the developing step, and the transferring step, respectively.
Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a method of eliminating a shrinkage cavity in a metal ingot cast by direct chill casting. The method involves casting an upright ingot having an upper surface at an intended height. Upon completion of the casting, the lower tip of the spout is maintained below the molten metal near the center of the upper surface. The metal flow through the spout is terminated and a partial shrinkage cavity is allowed to form as metal of the ingot shrinks and contracts. Before the partial cavity exposes the lower tip of the spout, the cavity is preferably over-filled with molten metal, while avoiding spillage of molten metal, and then the flow of metal through the spout is terminated. These steps are repeated until no further contraction of the metal causes any part of the upper surface to contract below the intended ingot height.
December 21, 2011
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
Mark Anderson, Todd F. Bischoff, James Boorman, Wayne J. Fenton, David Sinden, John Steven Tingey, Robert Bruce Wagstaff
Abstract: A driving force transmitting device comprising: an output shaft which can output a rotating force, and a casing which supports the output shaft so that a leading tip part of the output shaft can expose the outside, wherein the output shaft is provided on the casing so that the tip end surface thereof is flash with or substantially flash with an outer surface of the casing or the tip end surface thereof is recessed interior of the outer surface, and wherein the tip end surface thereof is provided with an engaging part which is insertable/removable to/from an engaged part provided on a driven member.
Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for extending a known push to talk service in such a way that novel application capabilities are obtained. According to said invention, the use of said push to talk techniques is carried out by adding a functionality making it possible to transmit other forms of data besides speech.
Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for accessing a document management application through a network, wherein one or more key terms and focus terms (selected from user-specific focus parameters) for selected search parameters are transmitted to the document management application for limiting a search to be performed by a search function of the document management application.
Abstract: The exemplary embodiments relate to a multilayer aluminum alloy sheet material suitable for fabrication into coolant-conveying tubes, headers and the like used for heat exchangers, and to the tubes and headers, etc., fabricated from the sheet. The multi-layer metal sheet has a core layer of aluminum alloy having first and second sides. The first side has an interlayer made of a Zn-containing aluminum alloy positioned between a Zn-containing outer layer and the core layer. The alloy of the outer layer is more electronegative than the alloy of the interlayer. The alloy of the interlayer is preferably more electronegative than the alloy of the core layer. The first side clad in this way is the side intended for exposure to the coolant, and provides good resistance to corrosion and erosion.
December 17, 2009
Date of Patent:
January 8, 2013
Pierre Henri Marois, Kevin Michael Gatenby, Thomas L. Davisson, Andrew D. Howells, Ian Smith
Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes nozzles, separate chambers, a common chamber, inlet portions, a filter unit, and ribs. Droplets of liquid are ejected from the nozzles. The separate chambers are communicated with the nozzles. The inlet portions are communicated with the corresponding separate chambers. Liquid is supplied from the common chamber to the separate chambers through the inlet portions. The filter unit is disposed between the inlet portions and the common chamber to filter liquid in an area across the separate chambers in a first direction in which the nozzles are arrayed. The ribs are disposed in the filter unit at intervals corresponding in size to at least two of the separate chambers in the first direction to partition the filter unit. The inlet portions are communicated in the first direction with each other in at least one portion of each of the inlet portions facing the filter unit.
Abstract: A disclosed droplet discharge apparatus includes a droplet discharge head; a head sealing member that is disposed so as to face the droplet discharge head and that is moved to a position where a surface of the droplet discharge head is sealed off from outside of the head sealing member; and a suction force generator that generates a suction force inside the head sealing member. Further, the head sealing member moves droplets remaining on a nozzle surface of the droplet discharge head along the nozzle surface and suctioning as well as suctioning ink from a nozzle surface of the droplet discharge head.
Abstract: In the device, according to the invention, the retention tank (7) constitutes a distributing chamber which is connected to the external retention tank (10) being a segment of a gravity-flow channel (11) with its cross-section greater than the cross-section of gravity waste water transfer required in the calculations, located on the line of waste water inflow to the retention tank (7), whereas the capacity of the retention tank (7) is at least two times smaller than the capacity of the external retention tank (10) constituting a segment of the gravity-flow channel (11) with its cross-section greater than the required cross-section of the gravity-flow channel (11) for gravity waste water transfer required in the calculations.
Abstract: An inkjet printhead includes multiple head modules and a mount base. The multiple head modules each includes a laminate unit containing a nozzle to eject ink in droplets and an ink chamber in fluid communication with the nozzle. The multiple head modules are mounted on the mount base. The mount base defines a first contact surface facing a first direction in which the ink is ejected. Each laminate unit defines a second contact surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction. The first and second contact surfaces are held in contact with each other to position each head module in the mount base.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a base member where a plurality of recording heads is provided, the recording heads being configured to jet liquid drops onto a recording medium; a carriage configured to elevatably support the base member; and an elevating part configured to elevate the base member relative to the carriage, wherein the elevating part is a plurality of slide cam members provided movably in a horizontal direction.
Abstract: An MRI apparatus includes an imaging means being provided with a means for generating magnetic fields respectively of a static magnetic field, a gradient magnetic field, and an RF magnetic field, and a means for receiving an echo signal generated from a subject, the imaging means being for measuring echo data associated with at least one measurement trajectory in k-space, while varying angles with respect to a coordinate axis in the k-space of the measurement trajectory, so as to collect at least one measured data for each of the angles; and an image reconstruction means for rearranging the measured data in the k-space and reconstructing an image; wherein, the image reconstruction means calculates a phase for correction based on standard data selected from the measured data for each of the angles, prior to rearranging the measured data in the k-space, and performs a phase correction as to the measured data, by using the phase for correction being calculated.
Abstract: To provide a slide curtain coating apparatus and method for depositing a curtain of coating liquid onto a running web, the apparatus and method capable of preventing the curtain from being condensed at its center region and preventing the resulting coating from having greater thickness at its edge regions. The coating apparatus includes: a slit for discharging the coating liquid; a slide on which the curtain flows down; and, a slide edge guide along which the curtain flows and which is provided at both edges on the slide and each having auxiliary liquid supply means at the surface facing the curtain; and auxiliary liquid supply means for discharging the auxiliary liquid from all over the surface thereof which touches the curtain at the edge guide. The coating method includes discharging the auxiliary liquid from all over the surface of the auxiliary supply means coating apparatus.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a carriage including image forming units, the carriage driven reciprocally in a main scanning direction; a conveyance unit to convey a sheet of recording media to a position where the image forming units perform image formation; a first detector provided to the carriage, the first detector including a light emitting part and a light receiving part to periodically detect a surface of the sheet; a calculation unit to calculate a relative amount of movement between the sheet and the image forming units by comparing patterns periodically detected by the first detector; and a control unit to control a timing to perform image formation by the image forming units and an amount of conveyance of the sheet conveyed by the conveyance unit based on a result calculated by the calculation unit.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a toner including manufacturing a coarse toner containing a binder resin and a coloring agent, and screening the coarse toner with a screen device including a top screen having an opening of from 26 to 43 ?m and a bottom screen situated below the top screen having an opening of from 54 to 150 ?m to screen the coarse toner with the top screen by ultrasonic vibration and mechanical vibration at 50° C. or lower, and with the bottom screen by mechanical vibration at 35° C. or lower.
Abstract: A photoreceptor including an electroconductive substrate, a photosensitive layer located overlying the electroconductive substrate, and a surface layer located overlying the photosensitive layer, the surface layer including a cross-linked material of a radical polymerizable monomer having at least 3 functional groups with no charge transport structure and a radical polymerizable compound having a charge transport structure, the surface layer having a sulfur concentration of 50 ppmw or lower.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus which updates a basic software package is disclosed. The information processing apparatus includes an encryption and decryption unit which stores values calculated uniquely from software and encrypts information based on the calculated values and decrypts encrypted information based on the calculated values. The basic software package includes a firmware authenticating module for authenticating a firmware updating file which includes new software for updating the basic software package, a value uniquely calculated from the new software, and a public key signature. The information processing apparatus further includes a software updating module which updates the basic software package by using the authenticated firmware updating file, and an encryption key managing module for encrypting again the information encrypted by the values based on a value changed by updating the basic software package.