Patents by Inventor FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD. has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20140092397
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detector, and first to fourth generation units. The detector detects an instruction to magnify a portion of a reduced image obtained by reducing an original image, using the first generation unit. Upon detection of the instruction, the second generation unit generates a first magnified image by magnifying the reduced-image portion such that the degree of the magnification becomes smaller from the center of the magnification toward a surrounding area. The third generation unit specifies a portion of the original image corresponding to a first magnified image region having a perimeter from which a distance to the center of the magnification is predetermined, and generates a second magnified image by magnifying the specified original image portion. The fourth generation unit composes and then outputs an image by superimposing the second magnified image on the first magnified image at the center of the magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20140095199
    Abstract: It is provided a medical care plan preparation support apparatus which generates medical care plan display information based on medical care plan information and pattern information which is commonly included medical care history information of plural patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130223898
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that carries a developer image, a recording-medium transporting member that includes a holding portion that holds a leading end of a recording medium wrapped around the recording-medium transporting member, a retaining portion that switches between a state in which the retaining portion retains a trailing end portion of the recording medium and a state in which the retaining portion does not retain the trailing end portion, a position adjusting unit that adjusts the position at which the retaining portion retains the trailing end portion, a transfer unit that transfers the developer image onto the recording medium, a determination unit that determines a thickness of the recording medium, and a control unit that causes the retaining portion to retain the trailing end portion at a position adjusted by the position adjusting unit in accordance with the thickness of the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130222887
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophoretic particle which contains a core material particle formed of a composition containing a resin, a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compound having any one of an imino group, a methylol group and an alkoxymethyl group in the molecule and a heterocyclic ring having a nitrogen atom, and a coloring agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., FUJIFILM Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130222888
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophoretic particle which contains a polymer and a coloring agent, wherein the total content of a calcium element and a sodium element or a magnesium element and a sodium element is about 0.1% by mass or less, an electrophoretic particle dispersion liquid which contains a dispersion medium and the electrophoretic particle dispersed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Fujifilm Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130222882
    Abstract: A polymer dispersant for image display particles, including a copolymer having a repeating unit derived from a polymer component with a silicone chain, a repeating unit derived from a hydrophobic polymer component other than the polymer component with a silicone chain, and a repeating unit derived from a polymer component with a polyalkylene glycol structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., FUJIFILM CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130223907
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that carries a developer image, a recording-medium transporting member that is movable between an opposing position at which the transporting member opposes the image carrier and a retracted position that is farther from the image carrier than the opposing position and includes a holding portion that holds a leading end of a recording medium, a retaining portion that is movable between a retaining position at which the retaining portion retains a trailing end of the recording medium and a separate position that is farther from the transporting member than the retaining position, a transfer unit that transfers the developer image onto the recording medium, and an allowing unit that allows the transporting member to be separated from the retaining portion when the transporting member is moved from the opposing position to the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130222884
    Abstract: There is provided an electrophoretic particle, which contains a colored particle containing a charged group-containing polymer and a coloring agent, and a branched silicone-based polymer being attached to the colored particle and containing, as copolymerization components, a reactive monomer and at least one monomer selected from specific monomers, and a particle dispersion liquid for display, a display medium and a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., FUJIFILM CORPORATION
  • Publication number: 20130222885
    Abstract: There is provided a dispersion liquid for electrophoretic display, containing a dispersion medium 50, a colored electrophoretic particle group 34 that is dispersed in the dispersion medium and migrates in the dispersion medium according to an electric field, a non-electrophoretic particle group 36 that is dispersed without migrating in the dispersion medium and has a color different from that of the electrophoretic particle group, and a compound having a neutral polar group and a hydrophobic group, which is contained in the dispersion medium in a ratio of about 0.01 to about 1 mass % based on the entire dispersion liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., FUJIFILM Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130223894
    Abstract: A rotation shaft coupling structure includes a roller drive shaft including a recessed portion having an internal thread; a rotation roller including a coupling member housing the recessed portion of the roller drive shaft; and a coupling shaft extending through the rotation roller in the axial direction. The coupling shaft includes a threaded portion at a first end portion thereof, the threaded portion mating with the internal thread of the recessed portion, and the coupling shaft couples the roller drive shaft and the rotation roller to each other. The first end portion of the coupling shaft in the axial direction is joined to the roller drive shaft and the rotation roller in the coupling member of the rotation roller, and a second end portion of the coupling shaft in the axial direction is a free end that allows the coupling shaft to extend and contract in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130223863
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier; a transfer body; a leading-end gripping member that grips a leading-end portion of the recording medium when the recording medium is transported and that releases the leading-end portion when the recording medium to which a final toner image starts being transferred is separated from the transfer body; and a controller that controls a peripheral velocity of the transfer body and a peripheral velocity of the image carrier to change a ratio between the peripheral velocity of the transfer body and the peripheral velocity of the image carrier from a first ratio for transferring a toner image that precedes the final toner image to the recording medium to a second ratio for transferring the final toner image to the recording medium by making the peripheral velocity of the transfer body higher than the peripheral velocity of the image carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130223885
    Abstract: A charging device includes a charging member that is rotatably provided in contact with a surface of a charge member, and that charges the surface of the charge member with contactors thereof. The contactors contact the surface of the charging member at charging areas. Directions of inclinations of the contactors differ in accordance with the charging areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130222886
    Abstract: A dispersion liquid for display including: a dispersion medium; and floating particles which are dispersed and float in the dispersion medium, wherein the floating particles containing: core particles including a colorant and a hydrophilic resin; and a shell covering a surface of each of the core particles and containing a hydrophobic resin with a difference in a solubility parameter of 7.95 (J/cm3)1/2 or more, the solubility parameter which is represented as SP value with respect to the dispersion medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., FUJIFILM Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130223900
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a transfer member, a leading end holding member, a trailing end holding member, a detection unit, and a stopping unit. The trailing end holding member is disposed so as to be rotatable around the transfer member such that a gap is formed between the trailing end holding member and the transfer member. The trailing end holding member holds a trailing end of the recording medium after a leading end of the recording medium held by the leading end holding member has passed through the gap. The detection unit detects whether the leading end of the recording medium passes through the gap after the leading end holding member performed a holding operation on the leading end. The stopping unit stops rotation of the transfer member when the detection unit detects that the leading end does not pass through the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130223897
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a transfer body transporting a recording medium to a transfer position multiple times in order to sequentially transfer toner images formed on a surface of the image carrier to the recording medium, a trailing-end restricting member that is movable relative to the transfer body in a circumferential direction of the transfer body, the trailing-end restricting member rotating together with the transfer body when restricting a position of a trailing end portion of the recording medium wrapped around the transfer body, a driving member that rotates the transfer body, and a transmitting device that transmits a rotary force, with which the driving member rotates the transfer body, to the trailing-end restricting member when the trailing-end restricting member is rotated together with the transfer body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130223899
    Abstract: A recording-medium transporting body includes a cylindrical portion, a contact unit, and a holding portion. The cylindrical portion has a cut portion in an outer peripheral surface thereof and allows a recording medium to be wrapped around the outer peripheral surface. The contact unit is provided in the cut portion and includes first and second contact portions having first and second coefficients of friction with respect to the recording medium, the second coefficient of friction being higher than the first coefficient of friction. A leading end of the recording medium comes into contact with the first contact portion before coming into contact with the second contact portion. The holding portion holds the recording medium between the contact unit and the holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130222883
    Abstract: There is provided a display particles including: a copolymer having a repeating unit corresponding to a vinyl compound represented by the following Formula (1) and a repeating unit corresponding to a compound with a polar group and an ethylenically unsaturated bond: Ar?H2C?CH2)n??Formula (1) wherein Ar represents an unsubstituted aromatic ring or an aromatic ring substituted with an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms or an aryl group having from 6 to 12 carbon atoms, and n represents an integer of from 1 to 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: FUJIFILM CORPORATION, FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Fujifilm Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130214303
    Abstract: A light emitting element includes a semiconductor substrate, and an island structure formed on the semiconductor substrate. The island structure includes a light-emitting-unit thyristor and a current confinement structure. The light-emitting-unit thyristor includes stacked semiconductor layers having a pnpn structure. The current confinement structure includes a high-resistance region and a conductive region, and confines carriers in the conductive region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130216272
    Abstract: A powder container includes a body and a pair of walls that blocks one longitudinal end of the body and the other longitudinal end of the body. Powder is accommodated within the powder container which is mounted to an apparatus using the powder in a posture where a longitudinal direction of the body is a transverse direction of the apparatus. The powder container has an opening, through which the powder is supplied to the apparatus, formed in a lower position of the body in a posture where the powder container is mounted to the apparatus. The powder container includes a shutter and a shield. The shutter is, prior to mounting the powder container to the apparatus, in a closed location to block the opening and, when the powder container is mounted, is moved along an outer peripheral surface of the body to an opened location to open the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130219133
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detecting unit that detects a capacity of a free space of a non-volatile storage device in an apparatus including the non-volatile storage device and a volatile storage device, a determining unit that determines whether the setting of notification destination information to the non-volatile storage device is available on the basis of the detected capacity, an information setting unit that sets the notification destination information to the volatile storage device when the determining unit determines that the setting of the notification destination information to the non-volatile storage device is not available, and an interval setting unit that sets an interval of communication for management with the apparatus to be shorter than that set when it is determined that the setting of the notification destination information is available, if the determining unit determines that the setting of the notification destination information is not available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.