Abstract: An ink jet head includes a nozzle plate substrate having a nozzle for ejecting ink toward a recording medium and an oil repellent film on a surface of the nozzle plate substrate, the surface facing the recording medium. The oil repellent film comprises a fluorine compound having a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a perfluoroalkyl group with 3 to 5 carbon atoms per each molecule of the fluorine compound, and a ratio of a density of CF2 groups in the oil repellent film with respect to a density of CF3 groups in the oil repellent film is between 1.5 and 4.0 as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis.
Abstract: An image decoloring apparatus includes a reader configured to read an image on a sheet to acquire image data, a storage section configured to store the image data acquired by the reader, and a first heater configured to heat the sheet. The apparatus further includes a difference extractor configured to extract difference image data based on first image data read from the sheet before it is heated by the first heater and second image data read from the sheet after it is heated by the first heater. The apparatus additionally includes a setting section configured to set a password required to access the difference image data.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a plurality of process units, a transferring member, a sensor, and a processor. The plurality of process units include a photosensitive drum, an electric charger which charges the photosensitive drum, an exposing device which includes a plurality of light emitting element rows in a sub-scanning direction configured by the plurality of light emitting elements, and irradiates the photosensitive drum to form a latent image, and a developing device which attaches toner to the latent image to form a toner image. The transferring member receives the toner image from the photosensitive drum. The sensor detects the toner image transferred to the transferring member. The processor calculates a skew deviation amount based on the detection result of the sensor, and controls turning on and off the light emitting element based on a central tendency and the skew deviation amount.
Abstract: According to an embodiment, an image forming apparatus, comprises a document feeder to feed a document page by page, a scanner to scan the document fed by the document feeder and generate image data of the document, a printing apparatus to print images on recording media. An interface is configured to receive print settings and a test printing command. A controller is configured to control the document feeder to feed pages of the document according to the print settings when the test printing command is received, acquire image data of the pages of the document fed by the document feeder, and control the printing apparatus to print images in a test printing. The images in the test printing comprising image data of the pages of the document fed by the document feeder.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes at least one of an image forming device configured to form an image on a sheet or an image reader configured to read an image on the sheet, and a storage configured to store information. The apparatus also includes a display configured to display a screen, and a controller. The controller is configured to install an application program relating to the image forming device or the image reader, determine whether to display an execution instruction image for inputting an execution instruction of the installed application program on an individual home screen which is a home screen for individual use by each user, and display the individual home screen containing the execution instruction image determined to be displayed on the display.
Abstract: A printer includes a forming device configured to form images with non-decolorable printing material and decolorable printing material. The printer further includes an interface configured to acquire a document image and a memory configured to store an auxiliary image relating to post-processing. The printer additionally includes a controller configured to print the document image with the non-decolorable printing material on a medium by using the forming device, and print the auxiliary image with the decolorable printing material on the medium by using the forming device.
Abstract: A carriage includes a storage, a sensor, and a computer. The storage is configured to receive a commodity to be placed in the storage. The sensor is configured to acquire a waveform of vibration of the placement unit. The computer is configured to detect that the commodity is placed in the placement unit based upon the waveform acquired by the sensor.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a function controller. The function controller performs control so as not to execute a conveyance function when function information, which indicates whether to restrict execution of a conveyance function for conveying a sheet for each conveyance source of the sheet or each conveyance destination of the sheet, indicates that the execution of the conveyance function is restricted. The function controller performs control to execute the conveyance function when the function information indicates that the execution of the conveyance function is not restricted.
Abstract: A printer contains a ribbon holding shaft; a ribbon winding shaft; a printing section to print using an ink ribbon and a print head; a winding motor to rotationally drive the ribbon winding shaft; a damper section, provided on a conveyance path of the ink ribbon; a controller to control an operation of the ribbon winding shaft at the start of driving by increasing an input voltage applied to the winding motor; a detection section configured to detect movement of the damper section; a calculation section to calculate a winding diameter of the ink ribbon on the ribbon winding shaft side using the input voltage when the movement of the damper section is detected and characteristics of the damper section; and a voltage determination section to determine an input voltage to be applied to the motor according to the calculated winding diameter.
Abstract: An optical scanning device includes light sources, a deflector deflecting light beams emitted from the light sources, a first lens transmitting the light beams deflected by the defector, and second lenses guiding the light beams transmitted from the first lens to respective surfaces to be scanned. The second lenses are arranged so that a first incident position of a first light beam emitted by a first light source and entering one of the second lenses is closer to the respective surface to be scanned along an optical axis of the first lens than a second incident position of a second light beam emitted by a second light source and entering another of the second lenses, and an incident angle of the second light beam with respect to the optical axis along a deflection direction by the deflector is greater than the incident angle of the first light beam.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a sensor configured to detect an object within a predetermined range, a storage unit that stores information about the detected object, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the sensor to detect the object when the image forming apparatus is in a first mode, and in response to the detection of the object, store the information indicating that the object is detected. In response to transition from the first mode to a second mode in which power consumption is higher than the first mode, when the information indicates that the object is detected, the controller performs authentication of a developer cartridge attached to the image forming apparatus, and when the information does not indicate that the object is detected, the controller skips the authentication of the developer cartridge.
Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a touch panel, a processor configured to detect that the touch panel is being pressed at a first position, acquire a first position coordinate of the first position when the touch panel is detected as being pressed at the first position, and determine whether the touch panel has been continuously pressed at a second position for a reference period or more, and a controller configured to provide a notification if the touch panel has been continuously pressed at the second position for the reference period or more.
Abstract: A lens mirror array includes a plurality of optical elements connected to each other and aligned along one direction. Each of the optical elements comprises a first lens surface on which light is incident, a first reflection surface on which the incident light is reflected within the optical element, a second reflection surface on which the reflected light is further reflected within the optical element, a second lens surface through which the light reflected by the second reflection surface is emitted outside the optical element, and a protruding portion having a plurality of surfaces and connected to the first lens surface and the second reflection surface. One of the surfaces of the protruding portion inclined with respect to a direction of light incident on the protruding portion has a prism structure.
Abstract: A magnetic information processing apparatus for registering transaction information on a line in a document and storing the location of the line in magnetic media attached to the document, includes a magnetic head, a document receptacle configured to receive the document on which the magnetic media storing the position where the immediately previous transaction information is registered is attached, and a processing unit. The processing unit is programmed to control the magnetic head to read information from a first position of the magnetic media, move to a second position of the magnetic media, and read additional information from the second position of the magnetic media, extract registration position information indicating the location of the most recent previous registration position from the result of reading of the first and second positions of the magnetic media by the magnetic head, and output the extracted registration position information.
Abstract: A registration settlement apparatus comprises a first determining module configured to determine contents of a transaction in response to an operation by a first operator; a second determining module configured to determine contents of the transaction in response to an operation by a second operator facing the first operator across the registration settlement apparatus; a determination control module configured to enable one of the first and second determining modules, and to switch to the determining module enabled for the determination on contents of a transaction started thereafter in response to a button operation by the second operator before the determination on contents of one transaction is started; and a settlement module configured to perform a settlement processing of calculating a settlement amount based on the contents of the transaction determined by the determining module enabled, and settling the calculated settlement amount in response to an operation by the first operator.
Abstract: A reading device includes an accommodating unit having an opening through which a commodity is taken therein and an opening/closing lid for opening or closing the opening. The reading device includes an antenna that emits radio waves to communicate with a wireless tag attached to the commodity, an open/close state controller configured to acquire an open or closed state of the opening/closing lid. The device also includes a reading control unit configured to read commodity information from the wireless tag of each commodity by modifying a communication range of the wireless antenna to the wireless tag when the commodity is accommodated in the housing and the opening/closing lid is moved from the open state in which the opening is open to the closed state in which the opening is closed.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a reading device reads inherent information of a commodity from an attached RFID tag. The device includes antennas arranged at different vertical locations with respect to a table having a placing region. The antennas respectively transmit radio waves from different locations to the placing region. A specifying unit of the reading device can specify a commodity in the placing region based on the inherent information read through the antennas. A selection unit of the reading device can select one commodity to be moved from the placing region from commodities specified by the specifying unit if a container in which the commodities are contained is taken in the placing region. A guide unit of the reading device can display guide information for instructing a movement of the commodity selected by the selection unit from the placing region on a display.
Abstract: A reading apparatus includes an antenna, provided under a placing surface on which a placing area is formed. The antenna is configured to radiate radio waves capable of communicating with an RFID tag attached to a commodity placed in the placing area on the placing surface. The apparatus includes a moving module configured to move the antenna in the placing area in parallel with the placing surface, a detector configured to detect a position of the antenna within the placing area, a change module configured to change an output of the antenna according to the position of the antenna detected by the detector, and a reading module configured to read information from the RFID tag via the antenna.
Abstract: A noncontact power transmission apparatus includes an instrument including a first case, a power reception coil arranged to generate an induced current due to magnetic flux in a first direction intersecting a gravitational direction, and a holder configured to hold the power reception coil at a predetermined distance from an outer surface of the first case in the first case. A power transmission device includes a conductive second case that has an opening into which the instrument is inserted in which the instrument is stored, a power transmission coil provided in the second case so as to generate magnetic flux in the first direction, and disposed to generate an induced current in the power reception coil, and an elastic body that is provided in the second case, maintains a distance between the power transmission coil and the power reception coil to be constant, and supports the power transmission coil.
Abstract: According to one embodiment, a generation source identifying apparatus and an image forming apparatus capable of identifying a generation source of abnormal sound are provided. The generation source identifying apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The memory is configured to store information on a driving frequency of a plurality of driving mechanisms. The processor is configured to detect an abnormal sound from sound of the plurality of driving mechanisms, determine a generation interval of the abnormal sound, and identify a respective driving mechanism of the plurality of driving mechanisms as a generation source of the abnormal sound based on the generation interval of the abnormal sound and the information stored in the memory.