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Cleaning device, process cartridge incorporating the cleaning device, and image forming apparatus incorporating the cleaning device

A cleaning device, which is included in a process cartridge and an image forming apparatus, includes a cleaning blade configured to remove a material attached to a surface of an image bearer, a cleaning case configured to contain the material removed by the cleaning blade, and a removed material receiver... Ricoh Company Ltd

User behavior analysis as well as non-transitory computer-readable medium

User behavior analysis method and device are disclosed. The method comprises: obtaining a behavior record of users regarding commodities; acquiring, by determining a commodity feature vector in a predetermined commodity feature space of each of the commodities, a commodity feature matrix consisting of the commodity feature vectors of the commodities;... Ricoh Company Ltd

Cabinet structure, electronic equipment, and image forming apparatus

A cabinet structure includes multiple cover members configured to spatially partition an inside from an outside of a cabinet, and a clearance communicating between the inside and the outside of the cabinet is left between two cover members, the two cover members being adjacent to each other, of the cover... Ricoh Company Ltd

Power supply apparatus

A power supply apparatus includes a boosting converter, an inrush current limiting element, a detection circuit, a switch element, and a control circuit. The inrush current limiting element is configured to limit an inrush current to the boosting converter. The detection circuit is configured to detect whether an output voltage... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An information processing apparatus is provided that includes an operation unit implemented by an information processing terminal connected via a communication line. The information processing apparatus includes a memory storing a program and a processor configured to execute the program to implement processes of opening a port for receiving a... Ricoh Company Ltd

Mechanism to perform color management mapping

A printing system is disclosed. The printing system includes a color management unit having a common color engine (CCE) to map input colors matching one of more criteria into output colors having a single color component to generate Preserve-X colors and a color cache to store the Preserve-X colors. The... Ricoh Company Ltd

Camera unit and sensing device

A camera unit includes: an image sensor; a circuit board in which a signal processor circuit to process an output signal of the image sensor is formed; a cable including at least a signal conductor element and a ground conductor element and connected at one end to the circuit board;... Ricoh Company Ltd

Contact-and-separation system, image forming apparatus, and contact-and-separation method

A contact-and-separation system includes a first roller, a second roller, and a contact-and-separation device. The first roller contacts a belt. The second roller is opposed to the first roller. The contact-and-separation device contacts or separates the belt to or from the second roller via a sheet conveyed. The contact-and-separation device... Ricoh Company Ltd

Image forming apparatus, usage record information output method, and information processing system

An image forming apparatus acquires and displays device-usage record information, which is related to a usage record of at least one device. The image forming apparatus includes a processor, in communication with a memory, executing a process including acquiring uniqueness information of the image forming apparatus from a usage record... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing system and application installation method

An information processing system includes an information processing apparatus; and an electronic device. The information processing apparatus executes a process including managing configuration information required for installing an application in the electronic device, the configuration information including a list of applications to be installed, license information required for installing the... Ricoh Company Ltd

Phase detecting device, motor system, image forming apparatus, conveyance device, and sensor level obtaining method

A phase detecting device includes a signal level detector configured to detect a first level of a signal according to a phase of a rotor of a motor, a level memory configured to store the first level of the signal preliminarily detected at each phase of the rotor as a... Ricoh Company Ltd

Image forming apparatus, method, and non-transitory recording medium storing program

An image forming apparatus generates a calibration chart including a plurality of patches at different densities. The image forming apparatus includes at least one sensor, a memory, and a circuitry. The memory stores patch data values of the patches. The circuitry acquires sheet data about a sheet to which the... Ricoh Company Ltd

Apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product

An apparatus includes a display unit; a storage unit configured to store data to be displayed in the display unit and a display condition for displaying the data; a determination unit configured to determine whether the display condition is satisfied in accordance with a change of status of the apparatus;... Ricoh Company Ltd

Color adjustment determination method and information processing apparatus

A color adjustment determination method is provided that includes forming a color adjustment image on a recording medium by moving a plurality of heads including a plurality of nozzles relative to the recording medium in a relative moving direction and ejecting liquid from the plurality of heads that are arranged... Ricoh Company Ltd

Electronic apparatus, wireless communication device, and power control method

An electronic apparatus includes circuitry and a wireless communication device. The circuitry controls the electronic apparatus to transition between a first power mode in which the electronic apparatus performs predetermined functions, and a second power mode in which the electronic apparatus consumes power less than that of the first power... Ricoh Company Ltd

Output apparatus, program, output system, and output method

An output apparatus performing communications with a terminal apparatus and an authentication apparatus includes an authentication request unit to transmit an authentication request of a user to the authentication apparatus to acquire, when authentication of the user has succeeded, terminal apparatus information in association with the user, a terminal apparatus... Ricoh Company Ltd

System, information processing device, and computer-readable recording medium

According to an embodiment, a system includes an information processing device and an information terminal, connected via a communication network. The terminal includes owner identification information of an owner of the information terminal. The terminal receives operator identification information for identifying an operator of the information terminal, and transmits, to... Ricoh Company Ltd

Surface-emitting laser array, laser apparatus, ignition device and internal combustion engine

A surface-emitting laser array includes a plurality of light emitting parts. Each light emitting part includes a reflection mirror including aluminum gallium arsenide (AlxGa(1-x)As) where x is greater than 0.95 but less than or equal to 1; an active layer; and an electrode surrounding an emission region, from which laser... Ricoh Company Ltd

Image processing apparatus, image projection apparatus, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes an input image color space conversion unit that converts an input image signal of each frame of a moving image signal into a luminance image signal and a color difference image signal, a luminance image correction unit that adjusts a histogram equalization correction intensity of... Ricoh Company Ltd

Communication apparatus, communication terminal, and communication system

A communication apparatus includes a wireless module configured to execute communication with a communication terminal; a host system including a communication controller configured to control the communication with the communication terminal executed by the wireless module; an updater configured to update information used for the communication, at predetermined updating timings;... Ricoh Company Ltd

Liquid supply apparatus, liquid discharge apparatus, and three-dimensional fabricating apparatus

A liquid supply apparatus includes a liquid container to temporarily store liquid, a vacuum device connected to the liquid container to decompress the liquid container to form a negative pressure in the liquid container and a negative pressure forming device disposed between the liquid container and the vacuum device. The... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing apparatus, fabricating system, and data processing method

An information processing apparatus sends fabrication data to a lamination fabricating apparatus configured to laminate the material to fabricate a three-dimensional (3D-) fabricated object. The information processing apparatus includes a display unit configured to display shape data of the 3D-fabricated object on the display device, a direction receiver configured to... Ricoh Company Ltd

Liquid discharge apparatus, liquid discharge system, and liquid discharge method

A liquid discharge apparatus includes a head to discharge liquid onto a conveyed object, at least one light source to irradiate the conveyed object with light having a high relative intensity in a range of wavelength in which a relative reflectance of the liquid is high, and a detector including... Ricoh Company Ltd

Dynamic inkject nozzle flushing mechanism

A method is disclosed. The method includes analyzing an image of a first flushing pattern applied on a medium during production of a print job to detect presence of one or more defective ink jet nozzles and adjusting to a second flushing pattern during the production of the print job... Ricoh Company Ltd

Drying device, control device, and drying method

A drying device includes a roller, and the drying device is for drying a recording medium conveyed by rotation of the roller. The drying device includes a first heating source and second heating source included inside the roller; first and second temperature detectors for respectively detecting a temperature of a... Ricoh Company Ltd

Image capture system and imaging optical system

An image capture system including two imaging systems of the same structure each having a wide-angle lens, which includes a front group, a reflection surface, and a rear group arranged in order from an object side, has a field angle larger than 180 degrees, and bends an optical axis of... Ricoh Company Ltd

Illumination device and image projection apparatus

This invention is concerning an illumination device that can obtain illumination light efficiently. An illumination device 1 used in, for example, a projection display apparatus includes a light source and a light tunnel 14. The light tunnel 14 includes a light incident port 15, a light emission port 16, a... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium

An apparatus and a method are provided, each of which: displays, on a display, a plurality of windows for a user to perform inputting for an application; receives selection of a first window to be set to an active state out of the plurality of displayed windows, the active state... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that reads, from a first memory, a model common function file defining one or more common functions that are common to a majority of a plurality of models of an image forming apparatus and one or more setting items corresponding to the common function,... Ricoh Company Ltd

Approach for processing electronic documents using parsing templates

An approach is provided for processing structured printed documents using parsing templates. A parsing template defines a plurality of data fields and attributes for the data fields. As described in more detail hereinafter, examples of data field attributes include, without limitation, name, type, location, logical entities, constraints, and additional data.... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a memory and circuitry. The memory stores shared information, identification information identifying each file of shared information in association with identification information of a group, and user identification information in association with the identification information of the group. The circuitry associates, with at least one... Ricoh Company Ltd

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an operation display movably mounted on a mount face and a linkage defining a movement range of the operation display. The linkage includes a first arm coupling a part of the mount face with a part of the operation display and a second arm coupling... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing system and image forming apparatus

An information processing system includes a processor and a memory that stores a plurality of instructions which cause the processors to control executing a first application executed on an operation unit including a display, acquire identification information for identifying the first application in accordance with execution of the first application,... Ricoh Company Ltd

Information processing apparatus, communications system, and communications method

An information processing apparatus receiving a process request from a terminal via networks includes a storage to store first communications information for connecting via a first network and second communications information for connecting via a second network, an identification information receiver to receive identification information from the terminal, the identification... Ricoh Company Ltd

Cleaning blade, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A cleaning blade including an elastic member configured to be in contact with a surface of a cleaning-target member to remove deposited matter deposited on the surface of the cleaning-target in member, wherein the elastic member includes a base and a surface layer formed of a cured product of a... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/18/18 / #20180017960

Diagnostic apparatus, diagnostic system, diagnostic method, and recording medium

A diagnostic apparatus includes: a receiver to receive, from a diagnosis target device, context information corresponding to a current operation on the target device and tool information regarding a tool being used for the current operation on the target device, the context information corresponding to the current operation being one... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/18/18 / #20180018062

Coordinate detecting apparatus

A coordinate detecting apparatus includes a plurality of light-receiving sensors and a controller. The plurality of light-receiving sensors detect light emitted from a light-emitting member in a detection area. The controller detects a position of the light-emitting member based on the light detected by the plurality of light-receiving sensors, and... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/18/18 / #20180018679

Approach for managing package-based subscriptions for service providers

An approach is provided for creating and managing pricing models and subscriptions for packages of computer-implemented applications. As used herein, the term “package” refers to a logical entity that has one or more member computer-implemented applications, where each of the member computer-implemented applications provides one or more services. One or... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/18/18 / #20180020106

Image forming apparatus and image forming system incorporating same

An image forming apparatus includes a display and an image forming unit. The display includes a display screen to display a preview image before an image is formed on a recording medium. The image forming unit forms, on the recording medium, an image corresponding to the preview image displayed on... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/18/18 / #20180020108

Image reading device and image forming apparatus incorporating the image reading device

An image forming device, which is included in an image forming apparatus, includes an image reader, a sheet conveyance passage, a transparent body, an opposing body, and multiple curved opposing portions. The image reader is configured to read an image formed on a target object. The sheet conveyance passage is... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/18/18 / #20180020110

Information processing system, information processing apparatus, and information processing method

An information processing system is provided that includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus. The first information processing apparatus includes a first storage unit configured to store a first program that has been developed at a first region and a first processor configured to implement... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/18/18 / #20180020120

Non-transitory computer-readable information recording medium, information processing apparatus, and communications system

An information processing apparatus requests, via one of networks, an apparatus to carry out process, the apparatus being connectable to the networks; receives identification information that is used to identify a user; acquires sets of the communications information that includes a first set of the communications information to be used... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180008223

Diagnosis support system, diagnosis support apparatus, and recording medium

A diagnosis support system includes a calculator configured to calculate position information indicating a positional relationship between a biological sensor and a predetermined region of a measurement target; and an extractor configured to extract, from biological information already diagnosed, biological information that is associated with position information, which is similar... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180011015

Optical sensor, optical testing apparatus, and optical characteristics detection method

An optical sensor is provided. The optical sensor has an emitting system including at least one light emitting device which emits light onto an object; and a detecting system detecting the light which has been emitted by the emitting system and which has propagated through the object. The light emitting... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180011471

Motor controller, motor driver, and motor driving system

A novel motor controller controls a stepping motor and includes a command value calculator to calculate and output a speed command value and an angle command value based on a reference clock. A control method selector is included to select one of the open-loop control and the closed-loop control in... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180011543

Information processing apparatus, position information generation method, and information processing system

An information processing apparatus includes a memory storing a program and at least one processor that executes the program to implement processes of detecting a speed of motion of a user based on motion information relating to a motion of the user that is detected by a detection device, and... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180011669

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

An image processing apparatus for coupling to an imaging apparatus that generates a captured image covering substantially a 360-degree field of view and for transmitting an output image to an image forming apparatus includes a setting unit configured to select a type of a polyhedron that is to be constructed... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180011679

Information processing system, display processing apparatus, display processing method, and recording medium

A display processing apparatus connected to a plurality of information processing terminals through a network, displays first image data received from a first information processing terminal of the information processing terminals on a display in a full-screen display mode in response to a switching request, transmits response information that includes... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180011998

Image processing system, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An image processing system includes circuitry. The circuitry accepts, from a user, an input of information to be registered. The circuitry registers the inputted information as registered information. The circuitry generates tracing data to be used for tracing the registered information. The circuitry outputs the tracing data. The circuitry associates... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180012194

Information processing system, information processing device, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing system includes circuitry to: generate meeting information indicating contents of a meeting, based on data used by the meeting, the data being stored in at least one information terminal connected through a network; extract partial information from the meeting information to generate the partial information having an... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180012388

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

An image processing apparatus receives operational information indicating a content of each of user operations sequentially performed to generate or edit an object using any of guest tools; for each operational information, determine one of the guest tools that a user has used to perform the user operation indicated by... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180012529

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product

An information processing apparatus configured to paste a full-spherical panoramic image along an inner wall of a virtual three-dimensional sphere; calculate an arrangement position for arranging a planar image closer to a center point of the virtual three-dimensional sphere than the inner wall, in such an orientation that a line-of-sight... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013363

Motor controller, motor driving apparatus, motor driving system, image forming apparatus, and conveying device

A motor controller that controls a motor in a first control method based on a first current command value and a second control method based on a second current command value. The motor controller includes an analog-to-digital converter to generate the second current command value based on a reference signal... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013433

I/o cell

An I/O cell includes a reference output circuit that has a reference output transistor, connected to an output terminal, and has a reference pre-buffer, the reference pre-buffer driving the reference output transistor according to an input signal of the input terminal; adjustment output circuits that have an adjustment output transistor,... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013642

Managing fleet of output devices and detecting change in operations thereof

Systems, apparatuses, applications, methodologies and other tools for managing a fleet of output devices can be configured to detect a substantial change in operations of the fleet of output devices. When such a change is detected, an alert notification is generated and... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013909

Electronic device and power control method

An electronic device includes a controller coupled to a device via a signal line. The controller includes an outputter configured to output a predetermined signal to the device by using the signal line, when a predetermined abnormality occurs at the controller; and a power controller configured to control an operation... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013911

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a storage device, a generating circuit, and an initialization circuit. The storage device stores control device configuration information in relation to resolution information of a control device. The control device configuration information is included in list information that is a list of information on the... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013913

Information processing system, information processing apparatus, and processing information

An information processing system having an information processing apparatus and programs includes an application memory unit storing applications executing a series of processes using electronic data, in which program identification information, parameter setup information, and flow identification information are defined, a use screen memory unit storing use screen information of... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013924

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

An image processing apparatus performs color adjustment based on an original document read by a reading device. The image processing apparatus includes an image data acquirer configured to acquire image data that is generated as the reading device reads a gradation pattern formed on a recording sheet; a density corrector... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013954

Preview image acquisition user interface for linear panoramic image stitching

A system and method that allows the capture of a series of images to create a single linear panoramic image is disclosed. The method includes capturing an image, dynamically comparing a previously captured image with a preview image on a display of a capture device until a predetermined overlap threshold... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180013957

Image display system, information processing apparatus, image display method, image display program, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program

An image display system includes an image acquisition unit which acquires an image, an area setting unit which sets a plurality of viewing areas to which the image is to be assigned according to a direction of the image, an image assignment unit which assigns the image to each of... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180004115

Image forming apparatus optical scanning controller, and correcting exposure

An image forming apparatus includes a photoconductor, an optical scanner, a developing device, a density detector, and an exposure corrector. The photoconductor is rotatable in a direction of rotation. The optical scanner includes a light source, and drives the light source to form a latent image on a surface of... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180001544

Method for solid freeform fabrication

The present invention provides methods, processes, and systems for the manufacture of three-dimensional articles made of polymers using 3D printing. A layer of prepolymer is deposited on a build plate to form a powder bed. The deposited powder bed is heated to about 50° C. to about 170° C. Then,... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180001627

Temperature uniformity across an inkjet head using piezoelectric actuation

Systems and method of maintaining a uniform temperature distribution in an inkjet head. The inkjet head includes a plurality of ink channels that jet droplets of a liquid material onto a medium using piezoelectric actuators. A temperature controller includes a non-jetting pulse generator that provides non-jetting pulses to one or... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180001671

Treatment liquid applicator and printer including same

A treatment liquid applicator includes a storage container and an outlet. The storage container stores a treatment liquid. The outlet is disposed at the storage container. The outlet includes an outlet opening through which the treatment liquid flows from the storage container to an outside of the storage container. The... Ricoh Company Ltd

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01/04/18 / #20180003934

Projection optical system and image display apparatus

There is provided a projection optical system capable of projecting an image formed on an image forming unit on a projection plane, which has an extremely short projection distance and a small size.... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180004131

Pressure device, image forming apparatus, and controlling pressure device

A pressure device applies pressure to a sheet medium on part of a surface of which an image bearer is formed. The pressure device includes: a driving unit that changes a distance between a first pressing unit and a second pressing unit; a control unit that controls the driving unit... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180004137

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same

A fixing device includes a fixing rotator, a pressure rotator, and a cleaning device. The cleaning device cleans a surface of at least one of the fixing rotator and the pressure rotator. The cleaning device includes a cleaning web, a web holder, a winder, a cleaning pressure rotator, a pressure... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180004352

Image display apparatus, image display apparatus controlling method, and non-transitory recording medium

An image display apparatus includes a sensor, circuitry, and a display. The sensor measures a writing pressure of a user in response to handwriting input performed on an input device by the user. The circuitry determines a width of a line based on the measured writing pressure of the user.... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180005094

Image processing device, image forming apparatus, and image processing method

An image processing device includes circuitry to segment an image corresponding to input image data into a black text area including black text and a non-black text area of the image data other than the black text area, perform a first type of color correction on pixel data items in... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180005555

Display apparatus, display control method, and display system

A display apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, an image extraction unit, a registration unit, a display control unit, a coordinate generation unit, and a motion detection unit. The coordinate generation unit generates, based on a detection result of a detection unit configured to detect the position of an object... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180007097

Multifunction collaboration within an electronic meeting

Techniques provided for a system to determine and enable privileges for one or more meeting windows displayed on a computing device within an electronic meeting. In an embodiment, a set of records of computing devices that are capable of participating in an electronic meeting are maintained. Access permissions for the... Ricoh Company Ltd

01/04/18 / #20180007098

Multifunction collaboration within an electronic meeting

Techniques provided for a computing device to determine device capabilities and privileges of the computing device to enable privileges for one or more meeting windows displayed on the computing device within an electronic meeting. The computing device determines the capability of the computing device with respect to a first meeting... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170368849

Medium-cutting device, image forming apparatus, and conveying medium

A medium-cutting device includes a medium-conveyance section to convey a medium in a medium-conveyance direction, a cutter to cut the medium conveyed by the medium-conveyance section, and a pushing part to push up a piece of the medium that is cut from the medium with the cutter.... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170370996

State output apparatus, state output method, and recording medium

A state output apparatus includes a power storage device information acquirer configured to acquire power storage device information including a voltage and a current of a power storage device; an integrated current amount calculator configured to calculate an integrated current amount supplied to the power storage device during a period... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170371291

Drive transmission device and image forming apparatus incorporating same

A drive transmission device includes a first rotary body coupled to a drive source, a second rotary body that receives a drive force transmitted from the drive source, a coupling that couples the first rotary body and the second rotary body, and a spring that presses the coupling toward the... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170371292

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, an exposure device, a (hive device, a cleaning body, and an exposure device holder. The exposure device is disposed on a motion trajectory between an exposure position and a retracted position and emits light to the image bearer via a lens having... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170371553

Information processing apparatus, managing web application, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An information processing apparatus for managing one or more web applications includes a memory and circuitry. The memory includes a first memory area and a second memory area. The first memory area stores one or more pieces of application initial data, each application initial data including a set of a... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170371598

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, processing information, and program

An information processing apparatus includes a first memory unit configured to store data, which is output target data to be output to an apparatus, a compression unit configured to generate compression data formed by compressing the data, and a sending unit configured to send the compression data corresponding to the... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170372414

Information processing system and information processing apparatus

An information processing system includes one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to receive, from an apparatus, first image data that includes one or more evidence paper images for expense reporting; extract the one or more evidence paper images from the received first image data, and... Ricoh Company Ltd

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12/28/17 / #20170372649

Display control method, display control device, and display system

A display control method includes: inputting user's image including a drawing portion made by hand drawing and being a display target image; and performing image control including causing the input user's image to emerge from any one of a left end and a right end of a predetermined display region,... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170373617

Angle estimator, motor controller, motor driver, motor driving system, image forming apparatus, and conveyance device

An angle estimator includes correction means for correcting a phase of an error parameter to obtain a corrected error parameter and estimation means for calculating an estimated speed and an estimated angle of the motor based on the corrected error parameter. The error parameter is a function of an angle... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/28/17 / #20170374119

Media stream modification based on channel limitations

A system and method for modifying media stream based on a channel limitation are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a channel analyzer, a modality of interest (MOI) identification module and an inter-modality resolution modification module. The channel analyzer determines a channel limitation. The MOI identification module receives a... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170361628

Medium-suction apparatus, image forming system, and medium inspection system

A medium-suction apparatus includes a conveyer to convey a medium in a conveyance direction, a first suction unit to perform suction operation on the medium to attract the medium to the conveyer, and a second suction unit to perform the suction operation on the medium to attract the medium to... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170362127

Precursor sol-gel solution, electromechanical transducer element, liquid droplet discharge head, and inkjet recording apparatus

A functional ink that includes a precursor sol-gel solution and a solvent is provided. The precursor sol-gel solution is used for forming an oxide dielectric film having a perovskite structure represented by a general formula ABO3, and has been subjected to a partial hydrolysis process in which a viscosity change... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170364000

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a nip formation pad which is disposed opposite an endless belt and forms a fixing nip between the endless belt and a pressure rotator. A contact heater is disposed at least at one lateral end of the nip formation pad in a longitudinal direction thereof and... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170364011

Rotating member control device, conveying device, and image forming apparatus

A rotating member control device that controls a first rotating member and a second rotating member to convey a sheet includes a processor configured to execute a program to implement processes of controlling the first rotating member and the second rotating member to come into contact or be separated from... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170364014

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes an image bearer, an image forming device to form an image on the image bearer, a transfer device to transfer the image formed on the image bearer onto a sheet, a storage to store the sheet, a sheet feeder to convey the sheet one by... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170364367

Information processing system, information processing method, and computer-readable storage medium

An information processing system includes an operating unit that receives an input in response to a user operation and that runs under a first operating system; and a main body that runs under a second operating system and operates in response to the input received by the operating unit. The... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170365776

Crystal pattern forming method, piezoelectric film producing method, piezoelectric element producing method, and liquid discharging head producing method

A crystal pattern forming method includes: an electromagnetic wave absorbing layer forming process for forming an electromagnetic wave absorbing layer on one of surfaces of a substrate; an amorphous film forming process for forming an amorphous film on the electromagnetic wave absorbing layer; a mask forming process for forming an... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170365852

Non-aqueous electrolyte storage element

To provide a non-aqueous electrolyte storage element including a positive electrode including a positive-electrode active material capable of inserting and eliminating anions, a negative electrode including a negative-electrode active material, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, wherein the positive-electrode active material includes a carbon material which has a plurality of pores constituting... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170366688

Agent device, image-forming-device management system, image-forming-device management method, image-forming-device management program, and storage medium

An agent device is connected with one or more image-forming devices in a local network having a firewall provided therein. A management device carries out remote management of the image-forming devices in the local network through the Internet. The agent device includes a command receiving unit which starts connection with... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170366699

Information processing system, method and recoding medium

An image forming apparatus that functions as a client of a distributed file system is provided, in which the image forming apparatus includes: a distributed file system process part for mounting a file system of a server apparatus on the image forming apparatus to enable the image forming apparatus to... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170355205

Conveyed object detector, conveyance device, device including movable head, conveyed object detecting method, and non-transitory recording medium storing program of same

A conveyed object detector includes first and second image obtaining units disposed at first and second positions different in a conveyance direction, to image a conveyed object to obtain first and second image data; respectively; a recognition unit to recognize an object adhering to the first and second image obtaining... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357190

Sheet transfer guide, image forming apparatus incorporating the sheet transfer guide, and image reading device incorporating the sheet transfer guide

A sheet transfer guide, which is disposed along a sheet conveyance passage through which a sheet passes, provided to guide the sheet, and is included in an image forming apparatus and an image reading device, includes a base material, a coat layer formed on the base material and having a... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357198

Fixing device and image forming apparatus incorporating same

A fixing device includes an endless belt, a drive rotator, a driven rotator, a rotation detector, and circuitry. The drive rotator contacts and rotates the endless belt. The driven rotator contacts an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt. The rotation detector detects a rotational speed of the driven rotator.... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357200

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a drive device including a first drive transmission passage through which a driving force of a drive source is transmitted to a developer bearer via a first joint and a second drive transmission passage through which the driving force is transmitted to a rotary body... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357468

Information processing system and operation device

An information processing system includes a first device and a second device that allows a user to operate the first device via the second device. The information processing system includes a processor and a memory to store a plurality of instructions. When executed by the processor, the plurality of instructions... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357902

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and predicting amount of usage

An information processing apparatus includes circuitry to acquire information relating to an actual usage record of an output device in a customer environment, and predict an amount of usage of the output device for a predetermined period of time of a target year based on the acquired information. In predicting,... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170358049

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium

An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that acquires first image data, embeds electronic watermark data in a brightness component of the first image data to generate second image data, and determines a type of the second image data based on a color difference component of the second image data.... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170358399

Tertiary amine compound, photoelectric conversion element, and solar cell

where each of Ar1 and Ar2 independently represents a benzene ring having an alkyl group or an alkoxy group, an unsubstituted benzene ring, a naphthalene ring having an alkyl group or an alkoxy group, or an unsubstituted naphthalene ring.... Ricoh Company Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170359481

Printing apparatus, printing method and program medium

A printing apparatus is provided. The printing apparatus includes a processing circuitry configured to generate embedding data to be embedded in a print image to be printed out; divide the print image into two or more areas, and embed the embedding data in each of the two or more areas... Ricoh Company Ltd








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