Having Modification Of Latent Image Patents (Class 399/156)
  • Patent number: 9424585
    Abstract: A data distribution system which includes business groups, a client system and a main database system is described. Coupons and coupon data may be exchanged between the business groups, the client system and the main database system. Each coupon being exchanged may include one or more fraud protection features that can neither be altered nor tampered by users, consumers or retailers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Quotient Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kant Keswani, Manicka Muthugopalakrishna, Qingcai Guan, Jeffrey Weitzman
  • Patent number: 9256798
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to document alteration based on native text analysis and optical character recognition (OCR). In example embodiments, a system analyzes native text obtained from a native document to identify a text entity in the native document. At this stage, the system may use a native application interface to convert the native document to a document image and perform OCR on the document image to identify a text location of the text entity. The system may then generate an alteration box (e.g., redaction box, highlight box) at the text location in the document image to alter a presentation of the text entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Aurasma Limited
    Inventors: James Richard Walker, James Arthur Burtoft
  • Patent number: 8971742
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus which enables control to change a longitudinal magnification of an image transferred on a sheet in a sheet conveyance direction by changing a rotation speed of a second transfer section while prohibiting misalignment of transfer without requiring a changing time of the longitudinal magnification which causes the decreasing of productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wataru Furuichi
  • Patent number: 8090295
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a conductive rubber member which exhibits small environmental dependency and stable electrical resistance. The conductive rubber member is formed of a conductive elastic layer which has been imparted with conductivity by means of a conductivity-imparting agent. The conductive elastic layer has, at a surface portion thereof, a surface-treated layer which has been formed through impregnating the surface with a surface-treatment liquid containing an isocyanate component and an ion-conducting polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Synztec Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Motokawa, Naoki Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 7970301
    Abstract: Disclosed are printing methods, apparatus and systems to compensate for distortion caused by fusing toner to a media substrate. According to one exemplary embodiment, the method includes processing image data according to media characterization data for a measured fuser temperature. The media characterization data provides a basis to compensate for media substrate shrinkage due to fusing the printed image on the media substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Paul J. DeGruchy
  • Patent number: 7920810
    Abstract: Embodiments of an electrophotography device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gadi Oron, Dror Kella, Eran Gonen
  • Patent number: 7872777
    Abstract: Methods of the present invention allow for optimization of color and shades of gray documents prior to their conversion to a monochrome format. If color/gray elements are identified in the document, the distance between them and their intensity is determined. If there are elements with the same or similar intensity in close proximity to each other, colors of some of the elements may be replaced with solid monochrome colors, and/or dithered surfaces, and/or monochrome patterns. Further, the elements may be outlined. These improvements make elements in the document more distinguishable after its conversion to a monochrome format. The described color optimization and outlining may have wide applicability in the Internet Fax technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: The Go Daddy Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Jonathan Noel
  • Patent number: 7543231
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for printing a document. Exemplary embodiments include retrieving a document having text and images, displaying the document on the display, displaying a print menu on the display, displaying a properties menu on the display, displaying a print quality menu on the display, displaying a more color options menu on the display, wherein the more color options menu includes “print images in color” and “print text in color” data fields, printing the document in black and white on the color printer, wherein the text is printed in color in response to receiving a print text in color selection signal, indicative of the selection device pointing at the print text in color data field, wherein the images are printed in color in response to receiving a print images in color selection signal, indicative of the selection device pointing at the print images in color data field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kimilee S. Gile, Elaine I. Kuo, Fang Lu, Corey S. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 7461933
    Abstract: An air bearing sheet heater assembly is provided for heating a sheet in an ink imaging printer. It includes a heater plate that has a heating element and defines a first side of a sheet path through the heater assembly. It also includes at least one movable platelet that defines a second side of the sheet path, as well as, an air bearing assembly mounted to the at least one platelet. The air bearing assembly controllably creates an air bearing between the second side and the first side of the sheet path for moving and pneumatically spacing the front surface of the at least one movable platelet from the front side of the heater plate, thereby reducing stiction forces and friction along the sheet path through the air bearing sheet heater assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael F. Deily, Danielle R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20080234127
    Abstract: A system of printing borderless images on printable media includes at least one sheet of printable media including an imaging surface and a non-imaging surface. The system further includes a removable extension strip having a front surface with an adhesive zone and a non-adhesive zone, a non-adhesive back surface, and a straight line of demarkation between the adhesive and non-adhesive zones. The adhesive zone is configured to removably adhere to the non-imaging surface, and the straight line of demarkation is configured as a placement guide for adhering the adhesive zone of the extension strip to the media. An associated method includes adhering an adhesive portion of removable extension strip to a non-imaging surface proximate a trailing edge of the media, and ink-jet printing an image on an imaging surface of the media using an ink-jet printer. The strip is used by rollers in the printer to advance the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Valero Navazo, David Claramunt Morera, Pasqual Batalia, Ezequiel Jordi Rufes Bernad
  • Patent number: 7265871
    Abstract: An image formation processing method for forming an image to be raised with color toners on a raised portion of an expandable toner which is formed on a recording sheet according to an original image, comprising extracting a contour section of the image to be raised from the original image, and changing a color of the extracted contour section to enhance the image to be raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Ishii, Kunio Yamada, Makoto Hirota, Yasuki Yamauchi, Toru Misaizu
  • Patent number: 7079789
    Abstract: A fuser mechanism in an electrophotographic apparatus is disclosed. The fuser mechanism includes a first roller, a second roller, two elastic units, two adjusting devices, and a driving device. The first roller is rotatably and movably disposed in the electrophotographic apparatus. The second roller is rotatably disposed in the electrophotographic apparatus. The second roller is separated from the first roller with a gap for a paper passing through. Two elastic units are respectively disposed on two ends of the first roller to buffer movement of the first roller. The adjusting device is movably disposed between the first roller and the second roller. The drive device drives the adjusting device to push the first roller and adjust the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: BenQ Corporation
    Inventor: Zhong-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 6606470
    Abstract: A method for reducing edge effect (white gapping) between objects formed on a photoconductive member of an imaging device includes, during processing of a given color plane, partially exposing the photoconductive member for all image data that specifies a color to be developed on at least one color plane but that specifies no color to be developed on the given color plane. As such, the partial exposing does not enable development of that image data during image processing of the given color plane. By partially exposing objects that do not include a color to be developed on the color plane currently being processed, and while normally exposing adjacent objects that include a color to be developed on the current color plane, the lateral electric field effects between the objects is reduced and, thus, toner development for the given color plane is more edge precise for reduced white gapping between the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Wibbels, Victor Loewen
  • Patent number: 6026267
    Abstract: When image areas pass the pre-transfer eraser, a control unit sets the light quantity of the pre-transfer eraser so that the potential of the background areas changes to reduce the difference from the potential of the visible image areas. A pre-transfer surface potential of the background areas in the image areas is controlled to a level that prevents the central parts of letters from missing and restrains the spread of toner in the periphery of letters. When the non-image areas pass the pre-transfer eraser, the control unit sets the light quantity of the pre-transfer eraser so as to be larger than that of the case when the image areas are exposed. Specifically, the control unit sets the light quantity of the pre-transfer eraser so that the surface potential of the non-image areas is reduced to the residual potential level of the photoreceptor surface having passed a charge removing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Kimura
  • Patent number: 5895738
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided which combines the perfect registration capabilities of xerocolography to form perfectly registered red, green and blue images in a single pass in one mode of operation. In another mode of operation, the color gamut possible with RGB toners is extended using black toner to develop an image that is formed using a second imager or exposure device. The result is an extended gamut color imaging process using four colors side by side in a single pass with a minimum amount of color desaturation and with a minimum number of image registrations. Yet another mode of operation provides for creating K+2 colors in a single pass. The three or two colors may be used to form highlight colors and/or logo colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Delmer G. Parker, Gregory J. Kovacs
  • Patent number: 5740502
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member; a charging member for charging the photosensitive member; an exposure device for exposing an image formation area of the photosensitive member charged by the charging member to light in accordance with an image signal to for an electrostatic image, and for exposing non-image-formation area around the image formation area to spots of light; and a developing device, having a developer carrying member for carrying a layer of developer having a thickness smaller than the gap with which the developer carrying member is opposed to the photosensitive member, for effecting reverse development of the electrostatic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kobayashi, Takashi Kawana
  • Patent number: 5592281
    Abstract: Creation of multiple color images is accomplished in a single pass utilizing a multilayered photoreceptor structure having layers which are responsive to different wavelength lasers. A composite image including three images areas is formed with substantially perfect registration. A CAD and DAD image are developed using CMB development and a second DAD image is developed using a non-interactive development system. Development of the second DAD image without developing halos around the CAD image by recharging the photoreceptor prior to development of the second DAD image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Delmer G. Parker, Gregory J. Kovacs