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12/31/15 / #20150381846

Image reading apparatus, image forming apparatus and computer readable medium storing program

An image reading apparatus includes: an illumination unit that is disposed so as to be moved relative to a recording medium and illuminates the recording medium with light beams of plural colors that are circulated in predetermined order; a reading unit that reads an image recorded on the recording medium by receiving reflection light that is produced as a result of the illumination unit's illuminating the recording medium during the moving relative to the recording medium; and a control unit that controls the illumination unit so that a difference between a first illumination interval and a second illumination interval is determined based on a reading resolution of the reading unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381843

Image processing apparatus and image processing system

An image processing apparatus includes a communication unit, a display unit, an input unit, and an image processing unit. The communication unit receives information related to at least one processing condition for image processing stored in and specified with a terminal device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150381829

Image processing apparatus and image processing system

An image processing apparatus including a communication unit, a controller, and an image processing unit. The communication unit receives information related to a processing condition for image processing stored in and specified with a terminal device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379986

Voice recognition

A voice recognition method and system. A voice command can be received from a speech recognition unit associated with a device by a language switching module configured in association with the device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150379654

Methods and systems for digitally capturing and managing attendance

An embodiment is directed to an attendance management system having a client device and a server device. The client device includes a first transceiving module for receiving one or more parameters from a host; a display module for displaying one or more modes of interaction for selection to the host, the modes of interaction being an audio interaction mode and a visual interaction mode; and an attendance module for capturing and assigning an attendance to one or more members based on a selection of the at least one of the modes of interaction. ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150378652

Information processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and mobile apparatus control system

An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives a print request with respect to a mobile image forming apparatus, and an instructing unit that instructs the mobile image forming apparatus to move to a request source of the print request and perform printing if the instructing unit determines that the request source is in motion, on the basis of a temporal change of location information indicating a location of the request source.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150378298

Iterative learning control for motion error reduction

An apparatus for reducing registration errors in a media handling device. The apparatus including an image-bearing member having sheets individually pass across the image-bearing member. ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150378263

Systems and methods for implementing advanced single pass cleaning of a reimageable surface in a variable data digital lithographic printing device

A system and method are provided for enclosing a plurality of cleaning unit components in a moist cleaning unit environment, the plurality of cleaning unit components cooperating to employ a cleaner roller in an image forming device to facilitate effective cleaning of a reimageable surface in an image forming device using a proposed variable data digital lithographic image forming architecture. A range of solvents may be applied to a hard smooth high surface energy surface of the cleaner roll and a cleaning unit component internally positioned within the cleaning enclosure to clean the surface of the cleaner roll. ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150375550

Cross-process direction uniformity for wide format printers

Methods and systems print test patterns in different test pattern areas on print media using a printer to produce a printed item. The printer has a printing width in a cross-process direction, and each of the test pattern areas is in a different cross-process location of the printing width. ... Xerox Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150375497

Systems and methods for implementing an advanced inker unit surface conditioning system in a variable data digital lithographic printing device

A system and method are provided for providing an improved inker unit surface cleaning and conditioning system, including in a single anilox chamber blade system, for improving image quality, including eliminating ghosting, in a proposed variable data digital lithographic image forming architecture. Techniques are provided to remove acquired oil from an inking member. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373157

Information processing system

An information processing system includes a first server that performs processes in accordance with first operations included in a system of operations for the first server, a second server that performs processes in accordance with second operations included in a system of operations for the second server different from the system of operations for the first server, and a terminal apparatus that requires the first and second servers to perform the processes. The terminal apparatus includes a first requiring portion that requires the first server to perform a process in accordance with at least one of the first operations designated by a user and a converter that converts the at least one first operation into a command set and stores the command set in a storage, the command set including at least one command, which is a part of the process and is performed by the first and second servers.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373088

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a registration unit and a notification unit. The registration unit registers a document onto a designated registration destination if a condition for registration is satisfied when the registration of the document onto the registration destination is requested. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150373049

Methods and apparatuses for trust computation

Embodiments of a method are disclosed for computing trust index among multiple entities associated with a resource marketplace. The method includes receiving multiple inputs including interaction attributes, attribute importance factors, references to databases, and multiple entities associated with the resource marketplace. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372988

Scan image authentication

Methods and systems receive an electronic scanned image generated by activity of an application running on a portable computerized device, and calculate a cryptographic digest from data of the electronic scanned image using a second computerized device. Also, such methods and systems encrypt the cryptographic digest using an encryption key stored on the portable computerized device to create a content signature of the cryptographic digest, and send the content signature to the second computerized device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371126

Image forming apparatus and method

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a detector, an avoidance process memory, a print data memory, and an acceptor. The image forming unit receives a print instruction including print data and a print setting and forms an image on a sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371116

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus, including an image forming unit that forms a test image for correction of a position of an image on the recording medium, a reading unit that reads an image from the recording medium on which the test image is formed, a transport unit that transports the recording medium, and a correction unit that corrects the position of the image, wherein the test image includes a first mark that is provided at a distance determined from the first reference line, a second mark that is provided at the distance from a second reference line set with respect to a second side, and a code image that is provided at a position determined with respect to the first mark and the second mark, and that indicates information for correction of the position of the image by the correction unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371100

Character recognition method and system using digit segmentation and recombination

Method and systems are provided for recognizing characters in an original image. The images received in the system as a set of pixels representing the original image as a character skeleton and a chaincore representation thereof. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370781

Extended-context-diverse repeats

A method for identifying repeat subsequences based a diversity of on their extended contexts includes identifying repeat subsequences of symbols in a sequence that are left and/or right maximal and which have at least a threshold value of different left and/or right contexts. The different right contexts are all right-maximal repeats with respect to subsequences of the symbols that immediately follow an occurrence of the respective repeat subsequence and similarly, the different left contexts are all left-maximal repeats with respect to subsequences of the symbols that immediately precede an occurrence of the respective repeat subsequence. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370650

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes an image processing mechanism, a display device, an input device, a web browser, a first web server, a second web server, and an update unit. The image processing mechanism performs image processing including at least one of image formation on a medium and image reading on a medium. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370472

3-d motion control for document discovery and retrieval

A processing method includes, associating each of a plurality of hand gestures that are detectable with a three-dimensional sensor with a respective one of a plurality of item processing tasks in memory. A plurality of graphic objects is displayed on a touch-sensitive display device, each graphic object being associated with a respective item. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370213

Contact member, image carrier, and image forming apparatus

A contact member is supported in contact with an inside of a rotating cylindrical body, and is provided in a substantially arc shape along an inner side surface of the cylindrical body to have both end portions opposed to each other in a state in which the contact member is supported by the cylindrical body, when viewed from an axial direction of the cylindrical body. The contact member has a gate mark serving as an injection port for a resin material at a position recessed from an outer peripheral surface of the contact member.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370212

Contact member, image carrier, and image forming apparatus

A contact member is substantially arc-shaped along an inner peripheral surface of a cylindrical body while being supported in contact with an inside of the cylindrical body, when viewed from an axial direction of the cylindrical body. The contact member has at least one projection projecting from an inner peripheral surface of the contact member.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370195

Image forming apparatus for suppressing non-uniformity of an image caused by a difference in toner particle diameter

Provided is an image forming apparatus, including a first image portion that uses a first toner, and a second image portion that uses a second toner having a particle diameter greater than a particle diameter of the first toner, wherein, in a case where a first image of the first image portion is formed on a recording medium and a second image of the second image portion is formed on the first image, as compared to a case where only the first image is formed on the recording medium, an amount of the first toner per unit area of the first image increases.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370194

Image forming apparatus, applying device, agent, and transport device

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium, and an applying unit that causes powder included in a liquid mixture to be interposed between the recording medium and the image forming unit by applying the liquid mixture to the recording medium, or to the image forming unit which comes into contact with the recording medium, wherein the recording medium includes an image forming layer, an adhesive layer, and a base layer, and the liquid mixture includes the powder reducing adhesion of the adhesive layer and volatile liquid.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370193

Exposure apparatus, image forming apparatus and method of manufacturing exposure apparatus

An exposure apparatus includes: a substrate that has a light emitting element mounted on a front surface of the substrate; a casing to which the substrate and an optical element are fixed so as to allow the substrate to face the optical element that focuses light emitted from the light emitting element; a sealing material that seals a fitting portion between the substrate and the casing from a rear surface side of the substrate; and a conductive component that is mounted on a ground terminal formed an the rear surface of the substrate and has a height from the rear surface higher than a height of the sealing material at an end portion on a central portion side of the substrate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150370187

Electrostatic charge image developing toner, electrostatic charge image developer, and toner cartridge

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a binder resin containing a polyester resin, a release agent, a colorant, and an aromatic aldehyde compound, the content of which exceeds 100 ppm and is equal to or smaller than 1200 ppm.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150368477

Thermosetting powder coating material and coated article

A thermosetting powder coating material includes a thermosetting resin, a thermosetting agent, and metal salt containing an alkyl group having 5 to 20 carbon atoms.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367654

System and method for forming hydrophobic structures in a porous substrate

An apparatus for distributing a hydrophobic material in a substrate includes a first roller, second roller that engages the first roller to form a nip, a heater operatively connected to the first roller and configured to heat the first roller to a first temperature that is greater than a second temperature of the second roller, and a substrate transport configured to move a substrate through the nip at a predetermined velocity. The first roller engages a first side of the substrate and the second roller engages a second side of the substrate to enable the hydrophobic material to penetrate into the substrate.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367615

Apparatus for forming hydrophobic structures in porous substrates

An apparatus for distributing a hydrophobic material in a hydrophilic substrate includes a first plate, a second plate, a heater operatively connected to the first plate and configured to heat the first plate to a first temperature that is greater than a second temperature of the second plate, and an actuator configured to move the first plate and second plate together with a hydrophilic substrate between the plates. The first plate and second plate form a temperature gradient to enable a hydrophobic material on one side of a hydrophilic substrate that faces the second plate to penetrate into the hydrophilic substrate towards the first plate.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367342

Apparatus for producing paper-based chemical assay devices

An apparatus produces chemical assay devices from a hydrophilic substrate, hydrophobic materials, and a chemical reagent. The apparatus includes a first print zone that forms hydrophobic material in a predetermined arrangement on the hydrophilic substrate, a structure formation unit configured to enable the first layer of the hydrophobic material to penetrate the hydrophilic substrate.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367341

Paper-based chemical assay devices with improved fluidic structures

A chemical assay device includes a hydrophilic substrate and one or more hydrophobic structures that extend from a first side of the hydrophilic substrate to a second side of the hydrophilic substrate. A hydrophobic structure in the hydrophilic substrate forms a fluid barrier wall that extends from the first side of the hydrophilic substrate to the second side of the hydrophilic substrate with a deviation of less than 20° from a perpendicular axis between the first side and the second side.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367340

System and method for forming bonded substrates

An apparatus for bonding two substrates includes a first roller, a second roller that forms a nip with the first roller, a substrate transport configured to move the first substrate and a second substrate through the nip simultaneously, and a controller. The controller operates the substrate transport to move the first substrate and the second substrate through the nip simultaneously, with a pattern of a hydrophobic material on a first side of the first substrate engaging a first side of the second substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365660

Method and system for spatial characterization of an imaging system

A configuration system generates a calibration target to be printed, the target including a set of machine-readable and visually-identifiable landmarks and associated location-encoding marks which encode known locations of the landmarks. A plurality of test images of the printed calibration target is acquired by the system from an image capture assembly. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365559

Image processing apparatus, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an image processing apparatus including an acquisition section that acquires one or more sets of attribute information which indicates an attribute of a publication, identification information which identifies the publication, and label information which indicates at least one of an arrangement of the publication in an establishment and a period during which the publication is not permitted to be lent, a conversion section that converts the acquired identification information into a code image, a generation section that generates a label image based on the acquired label information, and an image forming section that forms an image which expresses some or all of the acquired attribute information, the code image which is acquired through conversion, and the generated label image on one or more media such that image groups corresponding to one set are formed on one piece of medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150365543

Information processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided an information processing apparatus including a first display unit that displays a first menu screen, which includes a menu item for calling a first function of an information processing apparatus, on a display unit, a second display unit that displays a second menu screen, which includes a menu item for calling a second function for using the information processing apparatus for a specific use, on the display unit, and a control unit that controls which of the first menu screen and the second menu screen is preferentially displayed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363928

Detecting febrile seizure with a thermal video camera

What is disclosed is a system and method for detecting febrile seizure using a thermal video camera. In one embodiment, a video is received comprising time-sequential thermal images of a subject. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363758

Store shelf imaging system

A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a product facility, product labels being associated with the product display units which include product-related data. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363671

Non-transitory computer readable medium, information processing apparatus, and attribute estimation method

There is provided a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for attribute estimation. The process includes: extracting, for each user, feature quantities of plural pieces of image information that are associated with attributes of the user; integrating the extracted feature quantities for each user; and performing learning, input of the learning being an integrated feature quantity that has been obtained as a result of integration for each user, output of the learning being one attribute, and generating a learning model.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363655

Smart face redaction in near infrared vehicle windshield images

A system and method for redaction of faces in a windshield within an image that includes detecting a windshield within the captured image via a selected detection process, extracting a windshield region from the detected windshield within the image, and selectively applying an obscuration process to at least a portion of the extracted windshield region. A redacted image is then generated obscuring the face or faces in the windshield using the selectively applied obscuration process.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363625

Image processing methods and systems for barcode and/or product label recognition

This disclosure provides an image processing method and system for recognizing barcodes and/or product labels. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method uses a multifaceted detection process that includes both image enhancement of a candidate barcode region and other product label information associated with a candidate barcode region to identify a product label, where the candidate barcode region includes a nonreadable barcode. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363459

Communication terminal, communication system, control terminal, non-transitory computer readable medium, and communication method

A communication terminal includes an acquiring part that, when a data set including real data representing content of the data set and attribute data indicating an attribute of the real data is newly stored on a data storage device, acquires the attribute data from the data storage device without waiting for a user to instruct that the attribute data is to be acquired, and acquires the real data after the user instructs that the real data is to be acquired, and a notification controller that controls a notifying part to notify the user of the attribute indicated by the attribute data acquired by the acquiring part.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363412

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a reception section that receives a request for a process relative to management of a publication, a code acquisition section that acquires plural codes affixed to the publication, a determination section that determines whether or not a code corresponding to the process is present in the plural acquired codes, and a process execution section that executes the process based on the code when it is determined that the code corresponding to the process is present.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363381

Template management apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and template management method

A template management apparatus includes a standard format classifying part, a group classifying part, and a replacing part. The standard format classifying part classifies a sample character string included in a template, as a standard format character string or a non-standard format character string. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363146

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts features of printing operations of a user, and a measurement unit that measures a processing throughput of executing the printing operations of the user as a substitute for a printing operation as a predetermined standard if a feature of the printing operation serving as the standard matches the features extracted by the extracting unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362882

Deskew mechanism with linear motion

An apparatus comprises a bracket connected to a frame, where the bracket connects a light source to the frame. The frame supports a photoreceptor that has a planar surface. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362877

Composition for making flow-coatable fuser topcoat and method of making a fuser topcoat

There is provided a homogenous composite dispersion. The composite dispersion is made from ingredients comprising: a first dispersion comprising a filler dispersed in a liquid continuous phase, the filler selected from the group consisting of nanotubes, graphene or a combination thereof, the liquid continuous phase comprising an acid copolymer and a first solvent, the acid copolymer comprising at least one carboxyl functionalized polymeric unit and at least one carboxylate ester functionalized polymeric unit having an alkyl or fluorinated alkyl attached to an oxygen atom of the carboxylate ester; a second dispersion comprising a fluoroplastic dispersed in a second solvent; and a sacrificial polymeric binder material.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150361297

Powder coating material set, and powder coating material composition

A powder coating material set for performing color matching by dry mixing of at least two kinds of powder coating materials having different colors is disclosed. The powder coating materials contain powder particles, and the powder particles contain a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent, and have a volume average particle diameter of 3 μm to 10 μm and a gsdv of equal to or smaller than 1.3.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150361288

Sacrificial coating compositions for indirect printing processes

Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one polymer chosen from polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl alcohol copolymers, a wax emulsion comprising at least one wax, at least one surfactant, at least one hygroscopic agent, and water. In certain embodiments, the at least one wax in the wax emulsion has a melting point approaching but just below the ink transfer temperature, such as, for example, a melting point ranging from about 50° c. ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150361285

Aqueous ink composition

An aqueous ink composition including water; a co-solvent; an encapsulated resinous pigment; a polymer latex; and a low molecular weight humectant solute; wherein the total solids content of the aqueous ink is from about 2 to about 25 percent by weight based on the total weight of the aqueous ink composition.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150361261

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes an aromatic polycarbonate, a styrene-based polymer, a polylactic acid resin, and an acrylic block copolymer that includes a polymer block containing a constitutional unit derived from an acrylic acid ester and a polymer block containing a constitutional unit derived from a methacrylic acid ester.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356994

Systems and methods for direct video retouching for text, strokes and images

A computer-implemented method performed in connection with a video comprising a plurality of video frames, the computer-implemented method being performed in a computerized system comprising a processing unit and a memory, the computer-implemented method involving: using the processing unit to detect a plurality of content components within at least one of the plurality of video frames; based on a video modification instruction received from a user, modifying at least one of the plurality of the detected content components; storing an information on the modified at least one of the plurality of the detected content components in the memory; using the central processing unit to overlay the modified at least one of the plurality of the detected content components over the video; and causing the video with the overlaid modified content component to be displayed to the user.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356758

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a creation unit and a presentation unit. The creation unit adds up processing loads required to draw objects at each drawing position to calculate a value of the drawing position in order to generate a processing load image. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356751

Display evaluation device, display evaluation method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is a display evaluation device, including a specification unit that specifies a boundary gradation value as a boundary of whether or not a viewer identifies a color of an image displayed on a display device based on display characteristics of the display device, a first output unit that generates a viewing angle evaluation image using a boundary image having a gradation value close to the specified boundary gradation value and that outputs the viewing angle evaluation image to the display device, and an evaluation unit that specifies presence or absence of a difference in appearance of the viewing angle evaluation image when the viewing angle evaluation image is viewed from plural viewing angles and that evaluates the display characteristics of the display device due to a viewing angle difference.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356740

System for automated text and halftone segmentation

A method and system for segmenting text from non-text portions of a digital image using the size, solidity, and run length characteristics of connected components within the image data. For a connected component comprising a rectangular group of pixels enclosing a set of connected pixels having the same binary state, the size characteristic may be based on a ratio of height to width of the connected component and the total number of pixels within the connected component, the solidity characteristic may be based on a ratio of pixels within a convex hull of the set of connected pixel to a total number of pixels within the connected component, and the run length characteristic may be based on a number of transitions within the connected component.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356731

Image processing device, storage medium, and image processing method

A device comprises: a nucleus-candidate-region extracting section that extracts, from a captured image obtained by image-capturing a sample piece including a target cell having a nucleus, a nucleus candidate region corresponding to the nucleus; a basic-probability-information acquiring section that acquires, for each of a plurality of determination subject regions determined on the basis of the nucleus candidate region extracted by the nucleus-candidate-region extracting section, basic probability information indicating probability that an image in the determination subject region is an image of the target cell, on the basis of a feature amount of the image of the determination subject region; and a probability-information calculating section that calculates probability information indicating probability that an image in a display subject region corresponding to the nucleus candidate region is the image of the target cell, on the basis of the basic probability information acquired for each of the plurality of determination subject regions.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356567

Methods and systems for processing check based transactions using one time code

Some embodiments are directed to systems and methods for processing a check that is issued to an account holder by a bank. The method includes scanning, by a client device, at least one pre-defined machine-readable cypher that is present on the check, the check further defines at least one pattern; sending, by the client device, a service request including the scanned pre-defined machine-readable cypher to a server device; receiving, at the client device, a code that is tailored to the check based on an authentication of the service request from the server device, the code is machine-readable and includes at alphabet(s), a numeral(s), and/or a symbol(s); and changing the appearance, by the account holder, of the pattern on the check based on the received code.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356342

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image-feature-value calculating unit extracts an image feature value of an image of a cell candidate area. An nrbc discriminating unit uses a pre-trained discriminator to identify whether or not a target cell is shown in the cell candidate area, on the basis of the image feature value of the image of the cell candidate area. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356146

Answerer extraction system, answerer extraction method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An answerer extraction system includes a receiving unit that receives a question from an asker, a recording unit that records a reference history of the asker's referencing past questions or answers, and an extraction unit that extracts an answerer who is to answer the question on the basis of the reference history of the asker.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356142

Question answering system adapted to style of user requests

A system and method provide for querying a knowledge base. The knowledge base includes a plurality of layers, each layer corresponding to a different type of information, such as user's intent, lack of knowledge, and specific issue. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356120

Design management apparatus, design management method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A design management apparatus includes a calculation unit and an output unit. The calculation unit receives multiple templates that are used to create designs and that include multiple character strings serving as predetermined samples to calculate a score for each character string in each template, which concerns a subject of the template and which corresponds to a size of the character string. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356073

Method and apparatus for providing semantic data architecture

A method of providing a semantic data architecture includes providing a data model layer. The data model layer is formed by a processor, a storage device, a memory, and a communication interface in combination with a data model application program stored in the storage device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150356070

Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An information processing device includes a receiving unit, a computing unit, and a presenting unit. The receiving unit receives first information related to creation or distribution of a first document to be created used a template. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355910

Electronic apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and information processing method

An electronic apparatus includes a first boot unit and a boot management unit. The first boot unit performs a first boot process for booting a first program. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355872

Printing apparatus, printing method, and computer readable medium

A printing apparatus includes a printing data storing unit and a printing order adjusting unit. The printing data storing unit stores received printing data. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355796

Information processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a screen, a receiving unit that receives an operation performed on the screen, a display that displays a document having multiple pages on the screen on a page-by-page basis, a processing mode changing unit that, upon detecting a predetermined first operation on the document displayed on the screen, changes from a first processing mode that moves one page at a time to a second processing mode that moves multiple pages, and a moving unit that, upon detecting a predetermined second operation in the second processing mode, moves multiple pages within the document. As the predetermined first operation, the processing mode changing unit detects continued detection of a first position where a drag operation has ended, or detects, while the first position is detected, an operation performed at a second position different from the first position.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355569

Rotational position detection device, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing rotational position detection program

Provided is a rotational position detection device including a position detection unit that is provided in a motor for driving a developing roll developing a latent image, detects a rotational position of the motor by using magnetism, and outputs a rotational position signal for each rotational position determined in advance, and a generation unit that generates a reference signal indicating a reference position of rotation of the developing roll using the rotational position signal, based on a transmission ratio of a transmission mechanism that transmits driving of the motor to the developing roll.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150355565

Charging roller, process cartridge, and manufacturing method of charging roller

A charging roller includes a conductive base material, a conductive adhesive layer that has a gel fraction equal to or greater than 50% on an outer circumferential surface of the base material, and a conductive elastic layer on the adhesive layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150353762

Thermosetting powder coating material, and coated article

A thermosetting powder coating material includes powder particles that contain a core containing a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent, and a resin coating portion for coating a surface of the core, and of which a volume particle size distribution index gsdv is equal to or smaller than 1.50 and an average circularity is equal to or greater than 0.96.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352872

System for adjusting operation of a printer during three-dimensional object printing using an optical sensor

A printer compensates for printing errors occurring during production of the layers for the formation of an object in a three-dimensional printer. The printer includes an optical sensor that generates data corresponding to edges of each layer of the object after each layer is printed. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352862

Finisher transport assembly jam access cover for digital printers

A sheet jam access assembly is used with a digital printer having a finisher transport assembly with a main transport cover. First and second axles with idler nip rollers are mounted on the transport for movement away from the process path. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352839

System for controlling operation of a printer during three-dimensional object printing with reference to a distance from the surface of object

A controller in a printer operates one or more printheads in the printer with reference to a predetermined height of material above a surface of a member and a height of a top layer of material above the surface of the member. The height of the top layer is identified with reference to a first sensor that generates data corresponding to a height of a face of one of the printheads above the surface of the member and a second sensor that generates data corresponding to a distance between the face of one of the printheads and the top layer of material.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/10/15 / #20150352781

System for compensating for drop volume variation during three-dimensional printing of an object

A printer compensates for variations in ejected material drop volumes occurring during production of the layers for the formation of an object in a three-dimensional printer. The printer includes an optical sensor that generates topographical and measurement data of each layer of the object after each layer is printed. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350999

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

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process. The process includes acquiring load information indicating load applied to each of multiple relay units which are included in a network system and which connect a terminal apparatus to the network system; determining, in response to a connection request being sent, a first relay unit with lower load than a second relay unit to which the connection request is sent by the terminal apparatus, based on the acquired load information; and providing information on the determined first relay unit to the terminal apparatus.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350480

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a first module including an output unit that outputs first information responsive to information identifying a user, and second information related to a service used by the user, and a second module including a calculating unit that calculates a usage charge of the service corresponding to the first information and the second information output by the output unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150350046

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes: a reception unit that sequentially receives a plurality of udp packets sequentially transmitted in a certain data size and at a certain time interval; a first and second calculation units that acquire a plurality of reception time intervals each between two udp packets successively received by the reception unit, and calculate evaluation values for evaluating a delay state of the reception time intervals; a determination unit that combines the evaluation value calculated by the first calculation unit and the evaluation value calculated by the second calculation unit, and determines reliability of the evaluation values based on at least the two evaluation values; and a bandwidth information outputting unit that outputs bandwidth information according to a bit rate determined by the certain data size and the certain time interval on the basis of the reliability of the evaluation values determined by the determination unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348429

Virtual trainer optimizer method and system

This disclosure provides an augmented virtual trainer (vt) method and system. According to an exemplary system, a video based physiological metric system is integrated with a vt system to provide health and/or safety related data associated with a user of the vt system. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348298

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a composite image generation unit that composes a first image that is an attachment target image and a second image to be attached to the first image to generate a composite image in which the second image is included in the first image, a feature quantity acquisition unit that acquires a feature quantity of the first image, and a reflection unit that reflects a feature of the first image into the second image using the feature quantity of the first image acquired by the feature quantity acquisition unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348249

Image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an image processing apparatus including an acquisition section that acquires an object image which is an editing object, a feature quantity acquisition section that acquires a feature quantity of a reference image which is referred to when the object image is edited, a feature-reflected image generation section that reflects a feature of the reference image on the object image by using the feature quantity acquired by the feature quantity acquisition section, and generates a feature-reflected image which is the object image on which the feature is reflected, and a reflection degree changing section that changes a degree of reflection of the feature in the feature-reflected image by using an adjustment value which is input by a user.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348238

Image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a color conversion unit that performs color conversion to convert an original image to a luminance image and to a chromaticity image, an illumination image generation unit that generates an illumination image having an illumination component of the luminance image as a pixel value from the luminance image, a reflectance image generation unit that generates a reflectance image having a stabilized reflectance component of the luminance image as a pixel value, a luminance reproduction image generation unit that enhances the reflectance component of the luminance image to generate a luminance reproduction image reproduced with being improved visibility of the luminance image, and an inverse color conversion unit that performs conversion inverse to the color conversion performed by the color conversion unit on the luminance reproduction image and the chromaticity image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347883

Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image forming apparatus includes a first retrieval unit that retrieves a table of document data, an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium in accordance with the document data, a second retrieval unit that retrieves a cumulative amount of images formed by the image forming unit, a third retrieval unit that retrieves a threshold value of the cumulative amount of images formed by the image forming unit, and a display unit that displays a selection screen that allows a user to select document data forming an image from the document data included in the table. If the cumulative amount does not exceed the threshold value, the display unit displays a screen including a batch selection screen. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347880

Calculation of trapping parameters

This disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for implementing a trapping operation on a digital image during image processing and prorating the size of trap color filter with respect to local irregularity in shape of any target object. Some examples of the present disclosure calculate a plurality of prorated trapping parameters to be applied to portions of an object in a printing process, the calculation being based on repeated generation and application of a 2d gaussian mask to a binarized object to identify disappeared portions of the object. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347866

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a characteristic information acquisition unit that acquires characteristic information indicating a characteristic relating to at least any one of distribution of a specific brightness region and a size of a dark and flat region in a luminance image, an enhancement degree information generation unit that generates enhancement degree information indicating a degree of enhancement of a specific component that affects image quality of the luminance image, based on the characteristic information, and a luminance reproduction image generation unit that generates a luminance reproduction image obtained by reproducing the specific component of the luminance image so as to be enhanced to a degree of enhancement indicated by the enhancement degree information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347863

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing system

Provided is an image processing apparatus including an image information acquiring unit that acquires image information of an image, a position information acquiring unit that acquires position information of a containing region input by a user so as to contain a designated region that is a specific image region in the image, a first representative position setting unit that sets a first representative position that is a representative position of the designated region based on the position information of the containing region, a second representative position setting unit that sets a second representative position that is a representative position of a region-outside-designated-region that is a region outside the designated region, and a region detection unit that detects the designated region based on the first representative position and the second representative position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347862

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is an image processing apparatus including an image information acquiring unit that acquires image information of an image, a position information acquiring unit that acquires position information indicating a representative position of a designated region which is designated as a specific image region from the image by a user, and a region detection unit that detects the designated region from the position information, wherein region detection unit includes a range setting unit that sets a first range that is a range of first target pixels, or that changes a second range that is a range which is set for a second target pixel, and a determination unit that determines a designated region to which the first target pixel or the second target pixel belongs.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347717

Hybrid personal training system and method

Disclosed is a hybrid personal training method and system according to an exemplary embodiment of the system, a personal trainer or physical therapist works remotely or locally with clients in conjunction with an automated self-learning/self-assessing system for supervising the progress of the clients in the absence of the trainer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347478

Systems and methods for context-aware and personalized access to visualizations of road events

The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for context-aware and personalized access to data corresponding to an event. The data is related to multiple predefined parameters including a location, date, time, and a classifier representing a status or an impact intensity for the event. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347397

Methods and systems for enriching statistical machine translation models

Methods and systems for enriching translation models. The first strength metric associated with a phrase in a first translation model is determined. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347367

User experience feedback recorder

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for automatically recording user experience feedback via an electronic device having or associated with a local user interface. A user experience feedback commenting module can be associated with the device to permit selection of a feedback mode utilizing a clearly marked toggle (e.g., ui soft- or hard-button) displayed on the user interface. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150347071

Print management apparatus, image forming system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print management apparatus includes an acquisition section, a detecting section, an error job generation section, and a print job management section. The acquisition section acquires print information on plural print jobs to be performed by an image forming apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346825

Systems and methods for enabling fine-grained user interactions for projector-camera or display-camera systems

A computer-implemented method performed in connection with a mobile computing device held by a user, the mobile computing device displaying a marker pattern, the method being performed in a computerized system incorporating a processing unit, a camera and a memory, the computer-implemented method involving: acquiring a plurality of images of the mobile computing device displaying the marker pattern using the camera; using the central processing unit to detect the marker pattern within the acquired plurality of images; using the central processing unit to determine a plurality of positions of the mobile computing device based on the detected marker pattern within the acquired plurality of images; and processing a user event based on the determined plurality of positions of the mobile computing device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346625

Exposure device, image forming apparatus and method for manufacturing exposure device

An exposure device includes: a board; a plurality of light emitting elements that are disposed on the board along a longitudinal direction of the board, each of the light emitting elements having a plurality of light emitting points arrayed along the longitudinal direction; a housing that the board and an optical element are fixed to so that the light emitting points are opposed to the optical element; and a control portion that makes control to disable, from emitting light, light emitting points at opposite ends of the board in the longitudinal direction, of all the light emitting points in the plurality of light emitting elements disposed on the board.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346326

Methods and systems for vehicle classification from laser scans using global alignment

A system and method for classifying vehicles from laser scan data by receiving laser scan data corresponding to multiple vehicles from a laser scanner; extracting vehicle shapes corresponding to the multiple vehicles based on the laser scan data; aligning the vehicle shapes; and generating vehicle profiles based on the aligned vehicle shapes. The system and method can further include aligning the vehicle shapes using sequence kernels, such as global alignment kernels, and constraining the sequence kernels based on determined weights.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150346254

Noise immunity evaluation apparatus, method of evaluating noise immunity, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A noise immunity evaluation apparatus measures s parameters of a device including a pair of input signal ports, a pair of output signal ports, and a noise signal port for input of a noise signal; calculates, as an evaluation index, a difference between s parameters between the noise signal port and the pair of input signal ports or between the noise signal port and the pair of output signal ports; acquires a first frequency spectrum obtained by performing a fast fourier transform on a voltage waveform obtained by performing an electromagnetic field analysis on the noise signal, and calculates a second frequency spectrum as a product of the first frequency spectrum and the evaluation index; and extracts a frequency with a local maximum voltage value in the second frequency spectrum as a frequency for evaluation of noise immunity.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150345951

Methods and systems for determining routes in a navigation system

Methods and systems for determining one or more routes in a navigation system. A request comprising a first set of parameters corresponding to a trip is received. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150344750

Use of epoxy film adhesive with high ink compatibility and thermal oxidative stability for printhead interstitial bonding in in high density printheads

An adhesive compound can include an uncured epoxy film having a curing temperature between about 80° c. And about 300° c. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150344714

Palladium ink compositions

An ink includes a palladium salt, an organic amine that forms a palladium complex from the palladium salt, and, at least one solvent, the solvent has a boiling point at about the decomposition temperature of the palladium complex.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150343815

Idler roll with retard spin function

A method and apparatus for preventing excess spin of idler rollers after a sheet of paper or other media has passed a media guide with the idler rollers including a retard function within plastic idler rollers. The retard function is provided by adding a retard flexure molded into the idler roller. ... Xerox Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150343797

Indirect printing apparatus employing sacrificial coating on intermediate transfer member

A sacrificial coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system. The sacrificial coating composition comprises a latex comprising polymer particles dispersed in a continuous liquid phase; at least one hygroscopic material; at least one surfactant; and water.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341337

Authentication system and non-transitory computer readable medium

An authentication server 2 stores, for each of one or more objects to be registered, unique pattern information of a surface of the object to be registered and a personal identification number into a database in association with each other, acquires unique pattern information of a surface of an object to be authenticated which is related to an authentication request, and a personal identification number, extracts, from the database, unique pattern information stored in association with the personal identification number related to the authentication request, and determines whether the extracted unique pattern information includes unique pattern information corresponding to the unique pattern information related to the authentication request.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150341295

Information processing apparatus, communication system, non-transitory computer readable medium, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a memory, a transmission unit, and a permission unit. The memory stores an identification of a client apparatus, a first mail address assigned to a first user, and first permission information indicating that the first user has authority to use a service, while associating the identification, the first mail address, and the first permission information with one another. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339553

Automatic print job ticket settings based on raster images of previously printed document

Exemplary methods and devices herein receive the images of a previously printed document (through scanning, raster image processing, etc.), a second document to be printed, and instructions to use print settings of the previously printed document to print the second document. These methods and devices automatically detect page boundaries, detect page orientation, and detect page sequencing within the images of the previously printed document to identify previous layout parameters used to print the previously printed document. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339551

Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a reception unit that receives designation of a foreground portion included in a foreground region of an image displayed on a display screen, and a region forming unit that forms a foreground candidate region including the foreground portion, wherein the reception unit receives designation of an addition to the image after the foreground candidate region is formed, and the region forming unit sets whether the designation of the addition is used to designate the foreground region or a background region of the image excluding the foreground region according to whether the designation of the addition is present outside or inside the foreground candidate region, and re-forms the foreground candidate region according to the foreground portion and the designation of the addition.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339550

Image processing apparatus, print information generating apparatus, image forming apparatus, image forming system, image processing method, print information generating method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a print information acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of print information of each print job to be performed on an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording material, the plurality of pieces of print information divided by a predetermined number of parallel processes and arranged in ascending or descending discrete page order, a command analyzing unit that command-analyzes the acquired print information, a rasterizing unit that rasterizes the command-analyzed print information to generate raster data, and a concatenating unit that concatinates the generated raster data in a consecutive page order. The print image acquisition unit, the command analyzing unit, and the rasterizing unit perform parallel processes thereof on the print information.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339543

Method and apparatus for classifying machine printed text and handwritten text

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for classifying machine printed text and handwritten text in an input are disclosed. For example, the method defines a perspective for an auto-encoder, receives the input for the auto-encoder, wherein the input comprises a document comprising the machine printed text and the handwritten text, performs an encoding on the input using an auto-encoder to generate a classifier, applies the classifier on the input and generates an output that separates the machine printed text and the handwritten text in the input based on the classifier in accordance with the perspective.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339441

Systems and methods for attaching electronic versions of paper documents to associated patient records in electronic health records

A system and method for automated entry of electronic versions of paper documents into corresponding patient records in an electronic health record (ehr) is provided. A natural language parsing component extracts named entity information from electronic versions of patient-related paper documents and determines the ehr patients which correspond to the electronic versions. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339284

Design management apparatus, design management method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A design management apparatus includes a management unit and an output unit. The management unit manages a history regarding plural design templates which have been viewed by a user. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339088

History storage device, image forming apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

A history storage device includes: a storage part that stores information; a device status information obtaining unit that obtains device status information related to a status of an image forming apparatus in forming an image, the image forming apparatus including an image forming part that forms the image corresponding to an image forming instruction; and an association unit that, when the image forming instruction satisfies a preset condition, associates the image forming instruction with the device status information obtained by the device status information obtaining unit when the image corresponding to the image forming instruction is formed, and causes the storage part to store the associated image forming instruction and device status information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338810

Image forming device, image forming system, image-formation commanding device, and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes a transport unit, an image forming unit, a detecting unit, a measuring unit, and a changing unit. The transport unit transports continuous paper. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150337147

Reversible polymers in 3-d printing

An ink jettable 3-d material composition includes a reversible polymer material, which can reversibly transition between a liquid state and a solid state by reversible cyclo-addition reactions, wherein upon cooling, the reversible polymer material transitions from a liquid state to a solid state by reversible cyclo-addition reactions within a time period of less than about 10 seconds.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150336762

Paper dust removal device

A method and apparatus for removing excess paper dust from paper fed from a high capacity feeder module that includes blades positioned after an exit of the high capacity feeder module that are configured to physically remove paper dust from sheets generated during feeding of the sheets by a fully active retard feeder from the high capacity feeder module.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150336394

Release agent composition for solid inkjet imaging systems for improved coefficient of friction

A functional amine release agent displaying reduced coefficient of friction as compared to standard silicone oils, the release agent comprising a polydimethylsiloxane oil and a functional amine selected from the group consisting of pendant propylamines and pendant n-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl; wherein the concentration of functional amine to polydimethylsiloxane oil is approximately less than 0.0006 meq/g. According to certain embodiments, the functional amine release agent is operable to impart a coefficient of friction of about 0.3 or more to the print media, resulting in improved finishing and converting equipment interaction.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150336382

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in printheads ejecting clear ink using thermal substrates

An apparatus detects inoperative inkjets during printing. The apparatus operates the printhead or printheads in the printer to form test pattern on a thermal substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334522

Method and apparatus for location prediction using short text

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for predicting a location of a short text are disclosed. For example, the method trains a model for each parent node of a grid of a plurality of parent nodes of a geographical area using a plurality of previously received short texts having a known location, receives the short text, applies a hierarchical modeling algorithm to the short text to calculate a weighted probability for one or more child nodes of one or more of the plurality of parent nodes and predicts the location of the short text within the grid of the geographical area based upon a child node of the one or more child nodes having a highest weighted probability.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334265

Print system, controller, printer, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print system includes a controller and a printer. The controller transmits image data of an image in which pixels are arranged in a main scanning direction and a subscanning direction, and transmits subscanning-direction line information which is information about a predetermined subscanning-direction line. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334092

Information management system, information processing device, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information management system includes an information processing device, and an information management device that prepares log information indicating a content of communication with the information processing device. The information processing device includes a recording data acquisition unit, an encryption unit, and a transmitting unit. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150334049

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

An information processing apparatus includes the following. A first transmission unit transmits a first response containing an identification value of the information processing apparatus to a client apparatus in response to a login request. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332674

Voice analyzer and voice analysis system

A voice analyzer includes a first voice acquisition unit provided in a place where a distance of a sound wave propagation path from a mouth of a user is a first distance, plural second voice acquisition units provided in places where distances of sound wave propagation paths from the mouth of the user are smaller than the first distance, and an identification unit that identifies whether the voices acquired by the first and second voice acquisition units are voices of the user or voices of others excluding the user on the basis of a result of comparison between first sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by the first voice acquisition unit and second sound pressure calculated from sound pressure of a voice signal of the voice acquired by each of the plural second voice acquisition units.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332619

Creased adhesive in-store marketing signage

An in-store adhesive marketing signage method that allows semi-rigid and rigid store signage cards to conform to store shelves includes placing a crease/score on the cards above a bump on a label holder. The crease/score then relieves force on the cards and thereby eliminates the initiation of peeling away from the label holder.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332588

Short-time stopping detection from red light camera evidentiary photos

A method for detecting a vehicle running a stop signal includes acquiring at least two evidentiary images of a candidate violating vehicle captured from at least one camera monitoring an intersection. The method includes extracting feature points in each of the at least two evidentiary images. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332457

Increasing accuracy of a physiological signal obtained from a video of a subject

What is disclosed is a system and method for increasing the accuracy of physiological signals obtained from video of a subject being monitored for a desired physiological function. In one embodiment, image frames of a video are received. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332097

Short-time stopping detection from red light camera videos

A method for detecting a vehicle running a stop signal positioned at an intersection includes acquiring a sequence of frames from at least one video camera monitoring an intersection being signaled by the stop signal. The method includes defining a first region of interest (roi) including a road region located before the intersection on the image plane. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332087

Systems and methods for identifying a user's demographic characteristics based on the user's social media photographs

A method identifies user demographic characteristics, such as age and gender. First, a plurality of photos are acquired from postings to a social media site by a specific user. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332063

Document management apparatus, document management method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A document management apparatus includes a receiving unit and a granting unit. The receiving unit receives a document to which a first user has an access right and an action history of the first user. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150332041

Relay apparatus, system, relay method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A relay apparatus includes a memory that stores a user management table used to manage user information including state information indicating a state of a right of use of a service for every user; a receiving unit that receives a request to delete the right of use of the user from a client apparatus; a changing unit that changes a value of the state information about the user corresponding to the request in the state information to a value indicating deletion; a transmitting unit that transmits a response to the received request; and a process executing unit that executes a process for deleting data concerning the user the state information about whom has the value indicating the deletion from a storage area of the relay apparatus, in which the data is stored, and a storage area of another relay apparatus, in which the data is stored, at predetermined timing.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331965

Creation of variable cut files for package design

A package design system creates a package design file. The file includes comprises a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional structure having a plurality of facets having alternative design scenarios that can be selected based on conditions of the cutting and/or folding device that is used to create the package. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331904

Information processor, non-transitory computer readable medium, and information processing method

An information processor includes a dividing part and a providing part. The dividing part divides a series of data pieces identified by an identification information piece into multiple data pieces identified by respective different identification information pieces. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331897

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a first determination unit determining whether a storage period of a target document expires on the basis of a first table in which type information, creation department information, and the storage period determined by a period from a document reviewed time are associated with each other using the type information and the creation department information about the target document; a second determination unit determining whether the storage period of the target document expires on the basis of a second table in which medical care department information is associated with the storage period using the information indicating the medical care department where the target document is reviewed; and a deletion unit that, if the storage period of the target document expires, performs any of deletion of the target document from a memory storing the target document, compression, and movement to another document memory.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331844

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit, a combining unit, and a definition unit. The detection unit detects a character acceptance frame from a spreadsheet having the character acceptance frame. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331839

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a holding unit and a transmission unit. The holding unit holds information for use during transmission including transmission destination information, item information, and correspondence information. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331644

Automatically printing only pages containing blank signature lines

Methods and devices receive, into a graphical user interface of a computerized device, an instruction to print an item. Such methods and devices automatically identify one or more blank signature lines within the item using a processor of the computerized device, and automatically output an option on the graphical user interface to print only one or more pages of the item that contain the blank signature lines. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331361

Systems and methods for implementing a resealable self-aligning magnetic seal in an image forming device

A system and method are provided employing an improved re-sealable self-aligning sliding magnetic seal system comprising two cooperating parts. A first of two cooperating parts of the magnetic toner seal is configured with a foam base or support component attached to one material transport component. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331358

Systems and methods for implementing advanced toner dispensing and emptying of toner cartridge components in image forming devices

A system and method are provided for operating an image forming device in a first processor-controlled toner control operating mode to maintain a substantially constant dispense rate of toner material from a toner source or bottle. The disclosed systems and methods improve toner material dispensing from the toner source or bottle in the image forming device by transitioning to a second processor-controlled toner control operating mode as an amount of toner material in the toner source or bottle is determined to be in a depleted, or nearly-exhausted, state. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150331349

Cleaning member, charging apparatus, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a cleaning member, including a shaft material that rotates about an axial center, and a cleaning material that is spirally wound around the shaft material, is driven to be rotated by a rotating member to be cleaned, cleans the member to be cleaned, and has the number of windings which is equal to or greater than 1 and less than 2 in a cleaning area where the member to be cleaned is cleaned.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150330780

Location determination processing device and storage medium

A location determination processing device includes: an accepting section as defined herein; an atmospheric pressure information accepting section as defined herein; a computation result accepting section as defined herein; an identification result accepting section as defined herein; a detection result accepting section as defined herein; a determination result accepting section as defined herein; a correcting section as defined herein; and an outputting section as defined herein.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150328889

Printhead with narrow aspect ratio

A printhead includes an aperture plate having an array of nozzles therethrough. The printhead further includes an array of jets fluidly connected to an ink supply chamber, each jet comprising a body chamber having a length:width ratio of at least 3:1. ... Xerox Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150328835

Stabilized metallic nanoparticles for 3d printing

A material for use in a 3d printer. The material may include a plurality of metallic particles and a stabilizing material. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150325102

Methods and systems for processing crowd-sensed data

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for processing crowd-sensed data. The method includes receiving the crowd-sensed data from a mobile device associated with a user. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324954

Methods and systems for automated orientation detection and correction

Some embodiments are directed to a method of automatically modifying a scanned image of a page from an input document comprising a plurality of pages. First, scanned images of the plurality of pages are obtained. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324695

Methods and systems for determining inter-dependenices between applications and computing infrastructures

Methods and systems for creating one or more statistical classifiers. A first set of performance parameters, corresponding to the one or more applications and the one or more computing infrastructures, is extracted from a historical data pertaining to the execution of the one or more applications on the one or more computing infrastructures. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324672

Non-transitory computer readable medium, color conversion apparatus, and color conversion method

A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process, the process including extracting first color space information from first image data in which the first color space information and n-color values in a first color space are described in a page description language, the first color space information being information for determining the first color space, which is a target, generating a color conversion profile in accordance with the first and second color space information, the second color space information being information for determining a second color space corresponding to output characteristics of an image output device that outputs second image data generated from the first image data, and converting the n-color values in the first color space into n-color values in the second color space in accordance with the color conversion profile.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324669

Dynamic spooler load balancing

Methods and systems monitor print data being retrieved by a dedicated spooler of a printing device, and monitor the quantity of print data within the print queue to be printed by a printing engine of the printing device. The dedicated spooler and the printing engine share computing resources and, therefore, the processing activities of the dedicated spooler slow processing activities of the printing engine. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324653

Vehicle occupancy detection using passenger to driver feature distance

A method, system, and apparatus for vehicle occupancy detection comprises collecting image data of a vehicle, creating a first value according to a plurality of characteristics of a driver position of the vehicle, and then creating at least one other value according to a plurality of characteristics of at least one other candidate occupant position in the vehicle. The characteristics of the driver position of the vehicle and candidate occupant position of the vehicle are compared in order to determine the vehicle occupancy.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324524

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, an acquiring unit, an extracting unit, and a presenting unit. The receiving unit receives at least one document related to a treatment administered to a patient. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324331

Method and apparatus for incorporating additional content in a printed document at a time of printing

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for incorporating additional content in a document at a time of processing are disclosed. For example, the method initiates a request to process a document, receives an option to include one or more additional content to the document, selects at least one additional content to add to the printed document from the endpoint device at the time of processing, defines at least one access control of the at least one additional content and sends the request to process the document, wherein the at least one additional content is incorporated into the document that is processed and the at least one additional content has the at least one access control.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324201

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a first controller that is controlled by a first operating system and a second controller that is controlled by a second operating system different from the first operating system. The first controller outputs a waiting instruction waiting persistently until a response is transmitted from a control target. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324180

Method and apparatus for universal control of networked devices

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for communicating a command to a networked device that requires a driver via an endpoint device that does not have the driver installed are disclosed. For example, the method establishes a first connection with virtual device server, establishes a second connection with a universal device driver api server, transmits a command to the universal device driver api server, receives a translated command compatible with the driver of the networked device from the virtual device server, wherein the translated command is received by the virtual device server from the driver that is called by the universal device driver api server, establishes a third connection with the networked device using identical connection information associated with the second connection with the virtual device server and transmits the translated command to the networked device over the third connection.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324155

Methods and systems for implementing a network-based extensible interface platform for multifunction devices

Methods and systems for accessing a network-based extensible interface platform via multifunction devices. The extensible interface platform can be hosted on a network server accessible via a network in communication with the network server. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150324082

Image display control apparatus, image display apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image display control method

An image display control apparatus includes a display controller, a determination unit, and an execution unit. When an image displayed on a display having a display area and a touch panel disposed on the display area is specified through the touch panel, the display controller performs control to display menu screens individually representing predetermined plural menu items in such a manner that a free area is provided in part of a peripheral area adjacent to the image displayed in the display area. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323985

Information processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a first controller, a second controller, and a shared memory. The first controller outputs a transition signal that indicates a transition to a power-saving mode in which power consumption is reduced compared to a normal mode. ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323378

Portable terminal, portable-terminal condition determining system, storage medium, and portable-terminal condition determining method

A portable terminal includes: an acceleration measuring unit that measures acceleration of the portable terminal; a calculating unit that calculates a first feature value for in-plane directions in which the portable terminal is in contact with an object and a second feature value for an out-of-plane direction on the basis on the acceleration measured by the acceleration measuring unit in a state in which the portable terminal is put on the object, when the portable terminal is vibrated; and a specifying unit that specifies a material of the object on the basis of the first feature value and the second feature value.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150321467

Aqueous ink jet blanket

There is described a transfer member or blanket for use in aqueous ink jet printer. The transfer member includes a surface layer having a surface roughness (ra) of from about 50 nm to about 5 microns. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319328

Methods, systems and processor-readable media for preventing rendering jobs/sets from being split before stacker is full

Methods, systems and processor-readbale media for preventing a job/set splitting across a stacker. A splitting prevention module can be configured to include a prevent job splitting feature or a prevent set splitting feature. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150319320

Image processing device, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method

Provided is an image processing device including a display unit that displays a function setting screen, a recognition unit that recognizes a trail of an operation of a user on the function setting screen displayed on the display unit, a determining unit that determines a function selected by the user based on a position of the trail of the operation recognized by the recognition unit, an identification unit that identifies an operation condition designated by the user with respect to the function determined by the determining unit based on the trail of the operation recognized by the recognition unit, and a setting unit that performs setting for executing image processing of the function determined by the determining unit using the operation condition identified by the identification unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317806

Reconstructing an image of a scene captured using a compressed sensing device

A method for reconstructing an image of a scene captured using a compressed sensing device. A mask is received which identifies at least one region of interest in an image of a scene. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317568

System and method for flexible carpooling in a work context

A computer implemented method of forming carpools. Lists of participants in a rideshare environment are maintained. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317549

Color processing apparatus, image formation system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A color processing apparatus includes a job information acquiring unit, first and second timing determining units and a conversion relationship creating unit. The job information acquiring unit acquires information relating to an image formation job performed by an image forming unit. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317546

Automatic access to high-level explanations of scheduling conflicts in print engine schedules

Methods and devices receive scheduling constraints for sheets of print media being processed as a print job through a printing device, and prepare a timing schedule for each of the sheets of print media based on the scheduling constraints. The timing schedule determines a location of each of the sheets of print media relative to the processing components of the printing device and relative to a linear time scale. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317411

Dynamic optimization of detailed flat design based on desired final structural attributes

A method and system for creating a customized package design. Package design and preference information related to a shape of the package design is received. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317242

Test design assistance device, test design assistance method, program and computer-readable medium

A test design assistance device 10 acquires information about the number of levels indicating the number of values which can be obtained for each factor in a plurality of factors of a test target, selects a matrix capable of allocating all of factors in a maximum number of levels information in the matrix capable of allocating factors in multilevel generated based on an orthogonal table, sets the maximum number of the number of levels in the levels of factors which are not allocated as a focused number of levels, and allocates factors in the focused number of levels to the matrix when the number of columns capable of allocating the factors in the focused number of levels is equal to greater than the number of factors in the focused number of levels, in the selected matrix.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317241

Test design assistance device, test design assistance method, and computer-readable medium

A test design assistance device 10 generates path information indicating a transition path based on a transition event with a designated state as a starting point in a state transition diagram in which the transition event transitioning from one state to the same or another state is described, sets each transition event included in the path information to a factor and sets a type of the transition event to a level, allocates sets of the set factors and levels to a matrix having a designated size, extracts a combination that does not appear in any row of the matrix to which the sets are allocated, among combinations pertaining to all levels between any plurality of factors included within a designated distance in the path information, and adds a row including the extracted combination to the matrix to thereby generate a test matrix.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316883

History storage device, image forming apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

A history storage device includes: a storage unit that, in storing first history information including phenomenon information corresponding to a phenomenon having occurred and accompanying information accompanying the phenomenon information in a storage region, when the phenomenon information included in the first history information is duplication of phenomenon information included in second history information having already been stored in the storage region, deletes the phenomenon information included in the first history information and stores, in the storage region, the accompanying information which is included in the first history information and is associated with the phenomenon information; and a reconstruction unit that, in reading out the first history information from the storage region, based on the phenomenon information with which the accompanying information included in the first history information is associated, reconstructs the deleted phenomenon information, to thereby reconstruct the first history information including the phenomenon information and the accompanying information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316867

Electrostatic charge image developer, developer cartridge, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

An electrostatic charge image developer contains toner including toner particles, and strontium titanate particles having a volume average particle diameter of 3 μm to 7 μm. The electrostatic charge image developer also contains a carrier including core particle, and a coating layer that coats the core particle and contains a cyclohexyl methacrylate resin.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150316866

Carrier and developer

Disclosed is a carrier suitable for use with an electrophotographic developer and an electrophotographic developer containing the carrier. In particular, the carrier is powder coated and comprises a copolymer of cyclohexylmethacrylate and dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150315409

Film-forming hydrophilic polymers for transfix printing process

Provided is a coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system. The coating composition can include at least one hydrophilic polymer, at least one of hygroscopic plasticizer, at least one surfactant, and water.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150315403

Sacrificial coating and indirect printing apparatus employing sacrificial coating on intermediate transfer member

A coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system is disclosed. The coating composition comprises: at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of i) polyvinyl alcohol and ii) a copolymer of vinyl alcohol and alkene monomers; at least one hygroscopic material; and at least one surfactant. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150314975

Paper feeding device, image forming apparatus, and image reading device

Provided is a paper feeding device including a transporting unit that feeds one sheet away from sheets, a detaching member that detaches the one sheet away from the sheets together with the transporting unit, a supporting member that supports the detaching member, and that includes a shaft longer than the detaching member in a direction perpendicular to a sheet feeding direction, and a holding member that holds the shaft not to move to a downstream side in the sheet feeding direction, and that releases the shaft from holding when the shaft moves in a direction other than the sheet feeding direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150314589

Systems and methods for implementing a release film for a cleaning unit in an image forming device using digital offset lithographic printing techniques

A system and method are provided for depositing a release layer/film on a cleaner roller in an image forming device to facilitate effective cleaning of a reimageable surface in an image forming device using a proposed variable data digital lithographic image forming architecture. A borax or other solute solution is deposited on a surface of a cleaner roller and an air knife is used to evaporate a liquid component of the solution causing the liquid to come off and a thin-film of borax or other solute to remain on the surface of the cleaner roller. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313502

Determining arterial pulse wave transit time from vpg and ecg/ekg signals

What is disclosed is a system and method for determining arterial pulse wave transit time for a subject. In one embodiment, a video is received comprising a plurality of time-sequential image frames of a region of exposed skin of a subject where a videoplethysmographic (vpg) signal can be registered by at least one imaging channel of the video device used to capture that video. ... Xerox Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150313486

Determining pulse wave transit time from ppg and ecg/ekg signals

What is disclosed is a system and method for determining a pulse transit time for a subject. In one embodiment, the system comprises a handheld wireless cellular device configured with a sensor to acquire an electrocardiogram (ecg) signal from the subject and a photodetector generating a time-series signal in response to continuously sensing a reflection of source light off a region of exposed skin of the subject where a photoplethysmographic (ppg) signal can be detected by the photodetector. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312529

System and method for video-based determination of queue configuration parameters

A method for automatically determining a dynamic queue configuration includes acquiring a series of frames from an image source surveying a queue area. The method includes detecting at least one subject in a frame. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312441

Image forming apparatus, image processing apparatus, image forming method, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, a detecting unit, and a generating unit. The receiving unit receives two pieces of image data to be compared with each other. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312427

System and method for semi-automatic generation of operating procedures from recorded troubleshooting sessions

A method for generating procedures includes receiving a log of a troubleshooting session. The log includes device data including a sequence of detected operations performed on the device causing respective components to change states. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311637

Connector

A connector including a body of insulating material and a fourth, a fifth, and a plurality of sixth signal terminals provided in the body. The fifth and sixth signal terminals are arranged in a line along a first direction in the body, at a height position that is different from that of the fourth signal terminal. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311613

Latch apparatus for retaining a flexible circuit cable within a receptacle mounted on a circuit board

A latch apparatus for retaining a flexible circuit cable within a receptacle mounted on a circuit board comprises a latch body having a second planar side comprising opposing alignment pins positioned at a first edge and a second edge of the body. A second end of the body comprises alignment protrusions extending from the second end in a first direction. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310954

Stretchable conductive film based on silver nanoparticles

An article of manufacture includes a substrate and a stretchable, conductive film. The stretchable, conductive film includes a plurality of annealed silver nanoparticles disposed on the substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310628

Method for reducing false object detection in stop-and-go scenarios

Video-based object tracking accuracy is improved by a tentative identification of objects to be tracked. An identified blob that does not encompass a previously established set of tracking features (“tracker”) triggers initialization of an infant tracker. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310624

Method and system for partial occlusion handling in vehicle tracking using deformable parts model

Provided is a method and system of tracking partially occluded objects using an elastic deformation model. According to an exemplary method and system, partially occluded vehicles are detected and tracked in a scene including side-by-side drive-thru lanes. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310615

Method and system for automated sequencing of vehicles in side-by-side drive-thru configurations via appearance-based classification

This disclosure provides a method and system for automated sequencing of vehicles in side-by-side drive-thru configurations via appearance-based classification. According to an exemplary embodiment, an automated sequencing method includes computer-implemented method of automated sequencing of vehicles in a side-by-side drive-thru, the method comprising: a) an image capturing device capturing video of a merge-point area associated with multiple lanes of traffic merging; b) detecting in the video a vehicle as it traverses the merge-point area; c) classifying the detected vehicle associated with traversing the merge-point area as coming from one of the merging lanes; and d) aggregating vehicle classifications performed in step c) to generate a merge sequence of detected vehicles.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310606

Store resource event detection

A computer vision system (100) operates to monitor an environment (e.g., such as a restaurant, store or other retail establishment) including a resource located therein (e.g., such as a restroom, a dining table, a drink, condiment or supply dispenser, a trash receptacle or a tray collection rack). The system includes: an image source or camera (104) that supplies image data (130) representative of at least a portion of the environment monitored by the system, the portion including the resource therein; and an event detection device (102) including a data processor (112) and operative to detect an event involving the resource. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310459

System and method for video-based detection of drive-arounds in a retail setting

A system and method for detection of drive-arounds in a retail setting. An embodiment includes acquiring images of a retail establishment, analyzing the images to detect entry of a customer onto the premises of the retail establishment, tracking a detected customer's location as the customer traverses the premises of the retail establishment, analyzing the images to detect exit of the detected customer from the premises of the retail establishment, and generating a drive-around notification if the customer does not enter a prescribed area or remain on the premises of the retail location for at least a prescribed minimum period of time.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310458

System and method for video-based detection of drive-offs and walk-offs in vehicular and pedestrian queues

A system and method for detecting customer drive-off/walk-off from a customer queue. An embodiment includes acquiring images of a retail establishment, said images including at least a portion of a customer queue region, determining a queue configuration within the images, analyzing the images to detect entry of a customer into the customer queue, tracking a customer detected in the customer queue as the customer progresses within the queue, analyzing the images to detect if the customer leaves the customer queue, and generating a drive-off notification if a customer leaves the queue.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310370

Video tracking based method for automatic sequencing of vehicles in drive-thru applications

A method for updating an event sequence includes acquiring video data of a queue area from at least one image source; searching the frames for subjects located at least near a region of interest (roi) of defined start points in the video data; tracking a movement of each detected subject through the queue area over a subsequent series of frames; using the tracking, determining if a location of the a tracked subject reaches a predefined merge point where multiple queues in the queue area converge into a single queue lane; in response to the tracked subject reaching the predefined merge point, computing an observed sequence of where the tracked subject places among other subjects approaching an end-event point; and, updating a sequence of end-events to match the observed sequence of subjects in the single queue lane.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310365

System and method for video-based detection of goods received event in a vehicular drive-thru

A system and method for detection of a goods-received event includes acquiring images of a retail location including a vehicular drive-thru, determining a region of interest within the images, the region of interest including at least a portion of a region in which goods are delivered to a customer, and analyzing the images using at least one computer vision technique to determine when goods are received by a customer. The analyzing includes identifying at least one item belonging to a class of items, the at least one item's presence in the region of interest being indicative of a goods-received event.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310312

Busyness detection and notification method and system

This disclosure provides a video-based method and system for busyness detection and notification. Specifically, according to an exemplary embodiment, multiple overhead image capturing devices are used to acquire video including multiple non-overlapping rois (regions of interest) and the video is processed to count the number of people included within the rois. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310297

Systems and methods for computer vision background estimation using foreground-aware statistical models

Systems and methods are disclosed for background modeling in a computer vision system for enabling foreground object detection. A video acquisition model receives video data from a sequence of frames. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310274

Method and system for automatically locating static occlusions

This disclosure provides a method and system to locate/detect static occlusions associated with an image captured scene including a tracked object. According to an exemplary method, static occlusions are automatically located by monitoring the motion of single or multiple objects in a scene over time and with the use of an associated accumulator array.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310273

Static occlusion handling using directional pixel replication in regularized motion environments

This disclosure provides a static occlusion handling method and system for use with appearance-based video tracking algorithms where static occlusions are present. The method and system assumes that the objects to be tracked move in according to structured motion patterns within a scene, such as vehicles moving along a roadway. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310177

Social medical network for diagnosis assistance

A method for diagnosis assistance exploits similarity between a new medical case and existing medical cases and experts when embedded in a common embedding space. Different types of queries are provided for, including a query-by-cases and a query-by-experts. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309975

Non-transitory computer readable medium, information processing apparatus, and information processing method

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for document-difference generation. The process includes estimating a range to be edited in target structured document information in response to a comment added to the target structured document information, based on a relationship between an element including a commented portion associated with the comment and another element of the target structured document information; and generating change-indicating information in which a difference within the estimated range between the target structured document information and structured document information obtained by editing the target structured document information is associated with the comment.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309962

Method and apparatus for modeling a population to predict individual behavior using location data from social network messages

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for predicting a location behavior of at least one individual are disclosed. For example, the method receives a plurality of social networking messages having spatial location data and user identification information, filters the plurality of social networking messages to remove one or more of the plurality of social networking messages that are not related to mobility of a user to create a filtered plurality of social networking messages, creates a population model by applying a kernel density estimation to the filtered plurality of social networking messages, creates an individual model for each different user identification by applying the kernel density estimation to a subset of the filtered plurality of social networking messages for the each different user identification and generates a probability density function map that predicts the location behavior of the at least one individual.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309468

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including a casing body, an exposure portion in a rod shape that has a connector and exposes a target object, a first support portion that supports the exposure portion over a longitudinal direction of the exposure portion and is removed from the casing body by being moved in the longitudinal direction, and a cable that is connected to the exposure portion via the connector, transmits power to the exposure portion, has a curved area that is a part of the cable in a curved state, and is in contact with the first support portion in a part of the curved area, in a state where the first support portion is accommodated in the casing body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309453

Dual layer composite coating and method for making same

A member for a fuser assembly of a printer. The member may include a support body and a composite coating disposed on an outer surface of the support body. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309452

Carbon nanoparticle and fluorpolymer composite fuser coating

A fuser comprises a substrate and a composite layer formed on the substrate. The composite layer comprises a fluoropolymer and at least one of (a) perfluorosulfonated polymer-treated, carbon nanotube-comprising particles, and (b) perfluorosulfonated polymer-treated, graphene-comprising particles. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309413

Systems and methods for implementing a vapor condensation technique for delivering a uniform layer of dampening solution in an image forming device using a variable data digital lithographic printing process

A system and method are provided for depositing a uniform layer of a dampening solution using a vapor deposition/condensation process or technique on a reimageable surface in an image forming device using a proposed variable data digital lithographic image forming architecture that transfers ink at an efficiency rate in excess of 95 percent. A reimageable surface is configured of a low surface energy surface component that directly accepts a vaporized dampening solution having a lower surface energy than the surface energy of the reimageable surface. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150307727

Release agent composition for tandem solid inkjet imaging systems having improved wettability

Functional amine release agents displaying improved wetting as compared to standard silicone oils comprise a polydimethylsiloxane oil and a functional amine selected from the group consisting of pendant propylamines and pendant n-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl, in which the concentration of functional amine to polydimethylsiloxane oil is approximately less than 0.0006 meq/g and the release agents have a viscosity of 20 cst and 10 cst. In an in-line tandem print system, the 20 cst release agent is used in the upstream print engine while the 10 cst release agent is used in the downstream print engine.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150307723

Ink with enhanced wetting properties

An ink for a printer may include one or more latexes in an amount from about 0.1 wt % to about 15 wt %, one or more amines in an amount from about 0 wt % to about 2 wt %, and one or more pigments in an amount from about 0.5 wt % to about 8 wt %. The ink may also include four or more solvents that, in the aggregate, are present in an amount from about 10 wt % to about 50 wt %. ... Xerox Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150306867

Release agent composition for improved coefficient of friction

A functional amine release agent displaying reduced coefficient of friction as compared to standard silicone oils, comprises a polydimethylsiloxane oil and a functional amine selected from the group consisting of pendant propylamines and pendant n-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl. The concentration of functional amine to polydimethylsiloxane oil is approximately less than 0.0001 meq/g. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150305140

Circuit board reflow of components using on board copper traces as heating element

An electronic circuit board has at least one copper trace, at least one array of contact pads connected to the copper trace, a heater connected to the copper trace, wherein when heat is applied to the copper trace, solder in the array of contact pads will reflow. An electronic circuit board system has an electronic circuit board. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304735

Layered video transmission over communication channels

Embodiments of a method are disclosed for transmitting one or more videos provided by one or more video cameras disposed at a mobile object traveling along a pre-defined route. The method includes receiving the videos, bandwidth map data for multiple communication channels, travel time data for the mobile object, and service level agreement (sla) parameters. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304521

Dynamically generating table of contents for printable or scanned content

Methods and devices receive a document comprising raster images, using an optical scanner. These methods and devices automatically identify topical items within the raster images based on raster content in the raster images, using a processor. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304328

Method and apparatus for delivery of scan jobs in disconnected network topologies

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for delivering a document obtained on a remote network that is disconnected from a protected network are disclosed. For example, the method receives the document at the remote network that is disconnected from the protected network, stores the document on the mobile endpoint device, detects a presence of the protected network, delivers the document to a repository on the protected network and deletes the document from the mobile endpoint device.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150304315

Semi-trusted data-as-a-service platform

A system and method provide for shared access to a database in a semi-trusted platform. In the method, for each of a set of users, provision is made for regenerating a respective user key, based on a respective predefined user input, such as a hashed password. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302611

Vehicle dimension estimation from vehicle images

A method and system for determining one or more dimension estimations for a vehicle. A sequence of image frames of a vehicle is received, and a digital representation of the vehicle is extracted from each image in the sequence of image frames. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302423

Methods and systems for categorizing users

Methods and systems for categorizing users. A first set of communities and a second set of communities are identified based on a set of keywords and one or more messages posted by at least the users on one or more websites. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302386

Methods and systems for facilitating document banking on mobile devices

The disclosure discloses a method facilitating transfer of documents from a document bank account to a mobile device, the method includes authenticating a user to login into the document bank account; upon successful authentication, retrieving and displaying a list having one or more documents associated with the document bank account, the list of one or more documents is stored in a storage repository; receiving one or more documents selected by the user for transfer and corresponding transfer type for each of the one or more documents, the transfer type for each of the documents includes transferring a document in the form of a document, or transferring a document in the form of a qr (quick response) code; and based on the transfer type, transferring the documents from the document bank account to the mobile device. Additionally, the transferred documents are transacted to a document account of another user.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302274

Image processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit, an acquisition unit, an enlarging/reducing unit, and a detector. The reception unit receives two image data to be compared. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302243

Distance based binary classifier of handwritten words

This disclosure provides methods and systems to classify handwritten words associated with an answer to a question. According to an exemplary embodiment of this disclosure, a reference dictionary is constructed as a function of a known answer to the question, the reference dictionary including handwritten characters which are used for comparison purposes to determine if the handwritten answer if correct or not.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302155

Methods and systems for predicting health condition of human subject

Disclosed are the methods and systems for classifying one or more patients in one or more categories. A distribution of one or more physiological parameters associated with the one or more patients is determined based on a patient dataset. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301997

Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An information processing device includes a creation unit, a replacement unit, and a generation unit. The creation unit creates a document using a template. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301994

Non-transitory computer readable medium, information processing apparatus, and information processing method

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process, the process including: acquiring plural designated successive versions of structured document information; extracting differences between previous and subsequent versions of the acquired structured document information; determining collections of differences with a common element name, of the extracted differences, as working ranges; and generating difference information by summarizing, of the working ranges, working ranges that match a condition determined in advance by omitting the differences included in such working ranges.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301590

System and method for producing computer control signals from breath attributes

A method for computing output using a non-contact (invisible) input signal includes acquiring depth data of a scene captured by a depth-capable sensor. The method includes generating a temporal series of depth maps corresponding to the depth data. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301467

Toner resins and processes for making the same

Unsaturated polyester resins and processes for making the same are disclosed herein. In particular, the process for making the resin provides resins with improved properties. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301466

Toner resins and processes for making the same

Amorphous polyester resins and processes for making the same are disclosed herein. In particular, the process for making the resin provides resins with improved properties. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301463

Toner comprising colorant wax dispersion

A toner including a resin; and a colorant wax comprising a plurality of colorant wax particles comprising a colorant core surrounded by a wax shell, wherein the colorant wax particles exhibit a particle size distribution of from about 150 nanometers to less than about 300 nanometers; and wherein the colorant wax is prepared by (a) melting and mixing a dry colorant with at least one wax to form a colorant concentrate, wherein the colorant concentrate contains at least 25 percent by weight of colorant; (b) milling the colorant concentrate of step (a) to form a milled colorant concentrate; (c) combining the milled colorant concentrate of (b) with water and dispersing to form the plurality of colorant wax particles; wherein the melting and mixing of step (a) and the milling of step (b) is done in an immersion media mill; and wherein the combining of step (c) is done using a piston homogenizer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150299485

Process for preparing an aqueous ink jet printing ink

A process for preparing an aqueous ink composition including 1) preparing a colorant concentrate; 2) preparing a colorant wax dispersion by (a) melting and mixing a dry colorant with at least one wax to form a colorant concentrate, wherein the colorant concentrate contains at least 25 percent by weight of colorant; (b) milling the colorant concentrate of step (a) to form a milled colorant concentrate; (c) combining the milled colorant concentrate of (b) with water and dispersing to form a colorant wax dispersion comprising a plurality of colorant wax particles comprising a colorant core surrounded by a wax shell, wherein the colorant wax particles exhibit a particle size distribution of from about 150 nanometers to less than about 300 nanometers; wherein the melting and mixing of step (a) and the milling of step (b) is done in an immersion media mill; and wherein the combining of step (c) is done using a piston homogenizer; and 3) blending the colorant wax dispersion with an aqueous ink vehicle and optional ink additives to form an aqueous ink composition; and filtering the aqueous ink composition.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150299484

Aqueous ink jet printing ink

An aqueous ink composition including water; a co-solvent; and an aqueous submicron colorant wax dispersion comprising a plurality of colorant wax particles comprising a colorant core surrounded by a wax shell, wherein the colorant wax particles exhibit a particle size distribution of from about 150 nanometers to less than about 300 nanometers; wherein the aqueous submicron colorant wax dispersion is prepared by (a) melting and mixing a dry colorant with at least one wax to form a colorant concentrate, wherein the colorant concentrate contains at least 25 percent by weight of colorant; (b) milling the colorant concentrate of step (a) to form a milled colorant concentrate; (c) combining the milled colorant concentrate of (b) with water and dispersing to form the colorant wax dispersion; wherein the melting and mixing of step (a) and the milling of step (b) is done in an immersion media mill or a horizontal mill; and wherein the combining of step (c) is done using a piston homogenizer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150299466

Process and apparatus for preparing pigment and wax dual dispersions

Disclosed herein are formulations and processes for the preparation of pigment and wax dual dispersions by (1) providing a solution comprising a water and at least one surfactant in a dispersion apparatus comprising a container, a rotor-stator homogenizer, and a piston homogenizer coupled via a recirculation device; (2) adding at least one pigment to the solution; (3) forming a pigment dispersion by flowing the at least one pigment and the solution to the rotor-stator homogenizer via the recirculation device; (4) adding at least one wax to the pigment dispersion; and (5) flowing the at least one wax and pigment dispersion to the piston homogenizer via the recirculation device until a pigment and wax dual dispersion is formed. Also disclosed herein are pigment and wax dual dispersions, as well as a dispersion apparatus for preparing pigment and wax dual dispersions. ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150299425

Pigmented wax dispersion and method for preparing same

A process for preparing a pigmented wax dispersion including (a) melting and mixing a dry pigment with at least one wax to form a pigment concentrate, wherein the pigment concentrate contains at least 25 percent by weight of pigment; (b) milling the pigment concentrate of step (a) to form a milled pigment concentrate; (c) combining the milled pigment concentrate of (b) with water and dispersing to form a pigmented wax dispersion comprising a plurality of pigmented wax particles comprising a pigment core surrounded by a wax shell, wherein the pigmented wax particles exhibit a particle size distribution of from about 150 nanometers to less than about 300 nanometers; wherein the melting and mixing of step (a) and the milling of step (b) is done in an immersion media mill; and wherein the combining of step (c) is done using a piston homogenizer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150297143

Assessing patient risk for an acute hypotensive episode

What is disclosed is a system and method for assessing patient risk for an acute hypotensive episode. In one embodiment, the present method involves retrieving a training set from a database. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281543

Method and apparatus for compressive imaging of a scene using a single pixel camera

. . . . . . A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for compressive imaging of a scene in a single pixel camera are disclosed. For example, the method moves a pseudo-random pattern media behind an aperture until a pseudo-random sampling function of a plurality of pseudo-random sampling functions is viewable through the aperture, records a value of an intensity of a modulated light from the scene with a detector, wherein the intensity of the modulated light is representative of an inner product between the pseudo-random sampling function and an image of the scene and repeats the moving and the recording until a necessary number of a plurality of inner products are processed.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281521

Image display apparatus, image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An image display apparatus and an image processing apparatus include an imaging unit, a display unit, a detection unit, a measurement unit, and a notification unit. The imaging unit images an operator. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281518

Correction control device, image reading apparatus, and correction control method

There is provided a correction control device. A correcting unit performs edge enhancement correction on image information of each of documents having been read while the corresponding document and a sensor unit having a light receiving element have been moved relatively to each other. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281514

Image forming apparatus and image reading device

There is provided an image forming apparatus. A loading unit is capable of loading therein a plurality of documents. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281497

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium for controlling an image forming apparatus

An information processing apparatus includes a sensor unit that senses a person within a first distance from the information processing apparatus and a second distance set to be closer to the information processing apparatus than the first distance, and a shifting unit that sets the information processing apparatus to a first mode when the person is sensed by the sensor unit, and shifts the information processing apparatus from the first mode to a second mode that consumes power less than in the first mode when the person is no longer sensed within the second distance by the sensor unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281496

Information processing apparatus, image reading system, and computer-readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a first-information acquiring section, a transmitting section, a second-information acquiring section, and a storage. The first-information acquiring section acquires first image information which is read by a reading apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281493

Image reading device, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing image reading program

Provided is an image reading device including a light source that includes a unit irradiating an image with light beams of plural colors and adjusting light intensities of the respective light beams of the plural colors, a reading unit that reads the image irradiated with the light beams of the plural colors from the light source, and outputs image information, and an adjustment unit that adjusts, for a case where an image is read in color, the light intensities of the respective light beams of the plural colors so that values of pieces of image information corresponding to the respective colors fall within a range, and adjusts, for a case where an image is read in black and white, the light intensities of the respective light beams of the plural colors so that values of pieces of image information output from the reading unit fall within a range.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281486

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming apparatus body including an image forming section that forms an image, an image reading device disposed on an upper side of the image forming apparatus body to read an image, a first wall provided in the image forming apparatus body, a second wall provided in the image reading device to overlap with the first wall in an up-down direction, and at least one support member provided in the image forming apparatus body or the image reading device to overlap with the first wall and the second wall in the up-down direction, the at least one support member supporting the image reading device relative to the image forming apparatus body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281485

Image reader, and image forming apparatus

Provided is an image reader including a substrate that includes a photoelectric conversion element which is disposed to face an imaging lens, a folded wire that has one end connected to the substrate, and a conductive inclination section that is inclined with respect to an up-down direction of the substrate and grounds a folded portion of the wire.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281117

Methods and systems for sharing computational resources

Methods and systems for sharing computational resources. A request from a first node is received for the one or more computational resources. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281026

Communication-information measuring device and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information terminal sequentially transmits one or more packets to an information distribution server, receives acknowledgments for the transmitted packets from the information distribution server, and records a round trip time and occurrence of packet loss for each of the transmitted packets. Among one or more packet sequences, the information terminal counts the number of packet sequences which are such that the number of packet losses included in each of the packet sequences and an increase state of the round trip time for packets included in the packet sequence satisfy respective predetermined conditions. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279209

Vehicle wheel and axle sensing method and system

Methods and systems for counting vehicle wheels and axles. A strip material can be embedded in a roadway to produce a slightly raised surface. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279036

Side window detection in near-infrared images utilizing machine learning

Methods, systems and processor-readable media for side window detection in near-infrared (nir) images utilizing machine learning. An image-capturing unit can capture an image/video in a near-infrared (nir) band via a side window of an incoming vehicle. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278969

Integrated automated solution for the management of services for the disabled and others

Methods and systems for managing services for disabled persons. A tracking database can be created and updated with information from a number of databases or with information based on an elapsed time. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278747

Methods and systems for crowdsourcing a task

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for crowdsourcing a task. The method includes extracting one or more components from at least one task based on a task category associated with the at least one task. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278724

Variable color widget and message presentation user interface to encourage users to consume less printing resources

Methods, systems, and devices automatically monitor printing activities of a user using a tangible processor, and automatically analyze the printing activities of the user to determine the printing history of the user over time using the tangible processor. Also, these methods, systems, and devices automatically compare the printing history with previously established printing data (using the tangible processor) to produce an analysis of user printing activity, and automatically change the appearance of a graphic screen item on a graphic user interface based on the analysis of the user printing activity. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278647

Test pattern data, non-transitory computer readable medium, and test pattern

Test pattern data corresponds to a test pattern including a first pattern area and a second pattern area. In the first pattern area, patterns extending in a second direction are provided in a stepwise manner in correspondence with respective recording elements such that a gap in the second direction is provided between a back end of one of the patterns or each pattern and a front end of the pattern adjacent thereto. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278632

Extending data-driven detection to the prediction of object part locations

Methods and systems for detecting an object part location based on an extended date-driven detection. A specific relevance value between configurations of parts with respect to a set of training images annotated with annotating objects can be defined. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278616

Feature- and classifier-based vehicle headlight/shadow removal in video

A method for removing false foreground image content in a foreground detection process performed on a video sequence includes, for each current frame, comparing a feature value of each current pixel against a feature value of a corresponding pixel in a background model. The each current pixel is classified as belonging to one of a candidate foreground image and a background based on the comparing. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278609

Efficient method of offline training a special-type parked vehicle detector for video-based on-street parking occupancy detection systems

A method for training a vehicle detection system used in a street occupancy estimation of stationary vehicles. The method includes defining first and second areas on an image plane of an image capture device associated with monitoring for detection of vehicles. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278403

Methods and systems for modeling crowdsourcing platform

Methods and systems for creating statistical model. Values of at least one output parameter corresponding to each combination of values of a set of input parameters are collected. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150278238

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes: a reception section that receives a deletion operation on a first target; and an associating section that associates a second target with a third target when the second target visually overlaps the third target as a result of the first target being deleted.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277823

Printer apparatus, printing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A printer apparatus includes a near field wireless communication unit; a printing unit; a receiving unit that receives printing data from an information processing apparatus; an accepting unit that accepts authentication information; a first controller that controls the printing unit so that the printing data received by the receiving unit is printed if authentication using the authentication information accepted by the accepting unit becomes successful; and a second controller that controls the printing unit so that the printing data is printed without the authentication using the authentication information if the printing data is received by the receiving unit after near field wireless communication with the information processing apparatus by the near field wireless communication unit is performed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277808

Buffering a print instruction before its transferred to a printing apparatus

A printing control apparatus including: a receiving unit that receives a print instruction to instruct printing on a recording medium; a transferring unit that transfers the print instruction received by the receiving unit to an outputting portion which is capable of storing plural print instructions and outputs the stored print instruction one by one to a printing device; and a controller that controls the transferring unit so that another print instruction is transferred to the outputting portion if a print instruction transferred by the transferring unit last is started to be outputted from the outputting portion to the printing device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277433

Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An information processing device includes a receiving unit, an inspection unit, a generating unit, and an output unit. The receiving unit receives three-dimensional (3d) information at least including a 3d shape. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277366

Process cartridge and image forming apparatus using the process cartridge

A process cartridge includes an image holding body assembly that includes an image holding body, a developing assembly that includes a developer holding body, an urging member, a contacting and separating mechanism, and a gap forming mechanism. The image holding body assembly is inserted into and pulled from an assembly receiving portion. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277357

Accommodating container, and recording material supply apparatus

Provided is an accommodating container that is mounted in a housing, accommodates an accommodated object therein, and is provided in such a manner that the accommodating container is capable to be pulled out of the housing, the accommodating container including an operation reception portion that is provided with a starting point in a portion thereof which a user touches when pulling the accommodating container out of the housing, and plural ridge portions which extend in different directions from the starting point.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277351

Mounting structure of external device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a mounting structure of an external device, including an apparatus body in which an exhaust port or a suction port are formed, an external device that is connected to the apparatus body, and a mounting member that includes a body section having one side on which the external device is mounted and the other side which is mounted on the apparatus body so as to cover the exhaust port or the suction port, and plural protruding sections which protrude from the body section and come into contact with the apparatus body in positions different from the exhaust port or the suction port, and that is provided to make flow paths at portions other than the plural protruding sections so as to intersect or branch between the body section and the apparatus body, and at a center portion of the body section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277335

Automatic tray switching for continued marking after media tray misfeed

An auto tray switching method that is invoked when a misfeed occurs includes automatically switching to a different paper tray that has appropriate paper stock to continue a job. A misfeed signal is indicated only if the tray in which the misfeed occurred is selected by a user for another job.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277331

Recording material transporting apparatus, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a recording material transporting apparatus including a transport member that transports a recording material in a transport direction, a linkage portion that moves in an intersection direction in connection with movement of the transport member in the direction intersecting the transport direction, and a rotating member that rotates about a rotating shaft disposed along the intersection direction, that includes a helical cam on a circumference of the rotating shaft, and that presses the linkage portion via the cam to move the linkage portion and the transport member in the intersection direction, wherein a common driving source supplies a driving force that the transport member uses to transport the recording material, and a driving force for rotating the rotating member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277330

Transport device and image forming apparatus

A transport device includes a driving roller that drives an endless belt so that the belt rotates, a transfer roller that presses the belt from an inner side of the belt toward an image carrier, which carries a toner image, and transfers the toner image onto the belt, a first stretching roller that stretches the belt, a second stretching roller that stretches the belt the driving roller and the first stretching roller and on a side on which the transfer roller is in contact with the belt, and an adjusting mechanism that adjusts a direction of a rotary shaft of the second stretching roller.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277323

Information processing device, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is an information processing device, including an opening and closing detection unit that detects opening and closing of an opening and closing door which exposes a paper transporting passage for transporting paper, a paper jam detection unit that detects a paper jam in the paper transporting passage, a time measurement unit that measures a time when the paper jam is detected and opening of the opening and closing door is detected, and a control unit that controls the paper jam to be continued when a time measured by the time measurement unit is shorter than a predetermined time in case of detecting closing of the opening and closing door.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277317

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes a transport unit that transports plural recording media having developer images transferred thereon, at an interval; a fixing unit that fixes the developer images to the recording media transported by the transport unit, by applying heat; a temperature measuring unit that measures an ambient temperature; a speed changing unit that decreases a fixing speed of the developer images in the fixing unit if the ambient temperature measured by the temperature measuring unit is a preset temperature or lower, as compared with the fixing speed if the ambient temperature is higher than the preset temperature; and an interval changing unit that decreases the interval if the ambient temperature is the preset temperature or lower, as compared with the interval if the ambient temperature is higher than the preset temperature.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277297

Image forming apparatus and belt device

An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member that bears an image, a transfer belt that is constituted of an endless belt member and onto which the image on the image bearing member is transferred, and multiple roller members around which the transfer belt is rotatably wrapped. The multiple roller members include a drive roller that rotationally drives the transfer belt and a tilt changeable roller that is capable of changing a tilt angle thereof. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277292

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device includes a developer container; a developer carrier; a first transport member having a rotation shaft and a transport blade; a second transport member having a rotation shaft and a transport blade; a partition member; a guide member; a first inflow portion; a second inflow portion; and a movement portion. The rotation shaft of the first transport member is located within a projection area of the developer carrier projected from above. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277273

Electrostatic charge image developing carrier, electrostatic charge image developer, and developer cartridge

An electrostatic charge image developing carrier includes core particles, a coating layer that covers the core particles, and inorganic particles that are adhered to the surface of the coating layer, wherein the inorganic particles have a volume average particle diameter in a range of 150 nm to 500 nm, and an adhesion amount in a range of 0.02% by weight to 0.1% by weight with respect to the entire carrier.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277258

Liquid developer, circuit board, and conductive pattern forming apparatus

A liquid developer includes metallic particles that may be surface-treated using an insulating material, and a carrier liquid.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277252

Brilliant toner, electrostatic charge image developer, toner cartridge, and process cartridge

A brilliant toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin, a brilliant pigment, and particles selected from hollow particles and porous particles, wherein a relative dielectric constant of the toner particles is from 2.0 to 6.0.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277245

Electrophotographic photoreceptor, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

An electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a conductive substrate and a photosensitive layer provided on the conductive substrate, wherein an outermost surface layer of the electrophotographic photoreceptor is composed of a cured film of a composition containing a reactive charge transport material, a zinc stearate coverage of the surface of the outermost surface layer is 5.0% or more, and an oxygen permeability coefficient of the outermost surface layer before coating with zinc stearate is 2.0×1012 fm2/pa·s or more.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277205

White particles for display, particle dispersion for display, and display device

White particles for display, include inorganic white particles, and a covering layer that covers the inorganic white particles and includes a polymer obtained by polymerizing at least olefin as a constituent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276704

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes an inspecting unit that performs a mold requirement inspection on three-dimensional information for manufacturing a product expressed by the three-dimensional information; and an outputting unit that outputs information for plotting a line indicative of an inexpedient part in a space configured of a surface of the product expressed by the three-dimensional information, as information indicative of an inspection result by the inspecting unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276703

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes an inspecting unit that performs a mold requirement inspection on three-dimensional information for manufacturing a product expressed by the three-dimensional information; and an outputting unit that outputs information for plotting a line indicative of an inexpedient part on a surface of the product expressed by the three-dimensional information, as information indicative of an inspection result by the inspecting unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276466

Floating mechanical level sensor

Devices and methods for a vertical float system. A float guide, located in a tank containing a fluid, has first and second sections with a first diameter and a third section between the first and second section. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150275022

Imaging plate coating composite composed of fluoroelastomer and aminosilane crosslinkers

Provided is a polymer coating composition for a surface layer, comprising a product of a grafting reaction between a fluoroelastomer and at least one of an aminosilane component and an aminofunctionalized fluorosilicone component.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150274472

Recording material discharge device, and recording material processing apparatus using same

Provided is a recording material discharge device including a recording material discharge member that discharges a recording material, a receiving member that receives the recording material which is discharged by the recording material discharge member, and a variable section that changes an angle of the discharge of the recording material discharged by the recording material discharge member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273917

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in printheads ejecting clear ink using thermal substrates

An apparatus detects inoperative inkjets during printing. The apparatus operates the printhead or printheads in the printer to form test pattern on a thermal substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273916

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in printheads ejecting clear ink using a rotating member having a light transmitting surface

An apparatus detects inoperative inkjets in a printhead. The apparatus includes a rotating member having a light transmitting surface layer onto which material is ejected by the printhead. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273915

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in three-dimensional object printing using a profilometer and predetermined test pattern printing

A printer detects inoperative inkjets during printing of three-dimensional objects. The printer includes an area where a printhead ejects material in a predetermined pattern and a profilometer is operated to measure the ejected material in the area. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273914

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in printheads ejecting clear ink using three dimensional imaging

An apparatus detects inoperative inkjets during printing of three-dimensional objects. The apparatus includes a supply of substrate that is pulled to a position opposite a printhead to enable a test pattern of material to be formed on a portion of the substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273913

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in three-dimensional object printing using an optical sensor and reversible thermal substrates

An apparatus detects inoperative inkjets during printing of three-dimensional objects. The apparatus includes a reversible thermal substrate that changes optical density in areas where material drops are ejected onto the substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273912

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in three-dimensional object printing using a digital camera and strobe light

An apparatus detects inoperative inkjets during printing of three-dimensional objects. The apparatus includes an optical sensor with a predetermined focal plane. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273911

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in three-dimensional object printing using a camera and substrate roll

An apparatus detects inoperative inkjets during printing of three-dimensional objects. The apparatus includes a roll of substrate that extends to a take up roller. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273857

System for detecting inoperative inkjets in three-dimensional object printing using an optical sensor and movable test substrates

An appartus detects inoperative inkjets during printing of three-dimensional objects. The apparatus includes an optical sensor that generates measurements of a height, a diameter, and a position for test dots formed on a substrate with material ejected from a printhead. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273818

Discontinuous layer of auxiliary transfer fluid

A device includes a substrate; and a discontinuous layer disposed on a surface of the substrate, wherein the discontinuous layer is formed from non-contiguous drops of auxiliary fluid which do not draw back or pool on the substrate when a fluid drop is deposited thereon. A method for ink jet printing includes providing a discontinuous layer formed from drops of auxiliary fluid on a transfer member, wherein the drops of auxiliary fluid are non-contiguous and do not draw back or pool on the substrate when an ink drop is deposited thereon; ejecting ink droplets to form an ink image on the discontinuous layer; and transferring the ink jet image from the transfer member to a recording medium. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150273817

Aqueous ink jet blanket

There is described a transfer member or blanket for use in aqueous ink jet printer. The transfer member includes a non-woven polymer fiber matrix and a polymer dispersed throughout the non-woven polymer fiber matrix. ... Xerox Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150272456

Discriminating between atrial fibrillation and sinus rhythm in physiological signals obtained from video

What is disclosed is a system and method for determining whether a subject is in atrial fibrillation. A video is received of a region of exposed skin of a subject. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271484

Image capturing apparatus and image capturing method

. . . . . . . . . . An image capturing apparatus includes an input unit, a detecting unit, and a controller. The input unit continuously inputs a signal sequence. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271365

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes an elimination processing unit that eliminates a specific color in image information. The elimination processing unit does not consider a pixel having a saturation that exceeds a saturation threshold and a lightness that is lower than a lightness threshold, which corresponds to a hue of the pixel, as an elimination target and considers a pixel having a saturation that exceeds the saturation threshold and a lightness that is higher than a lightness threshold, which corresponds a hue of the pixel, as the elimination target.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271364

System and method for producing correlation and gloss mark images

A method and system create an image-based pattern color space for use in conjunction with rendering a print job. The pattern color space is defined, in a page description language, by a variable portion, a fixed portion, and a bounding shape. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271363

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a color extraction unit that extracts colors of pixels that are included in image information, a classification unit that classifies the pixels into multiple groups that correspond to hues of the pixels on the basis of the colors of the pixels, which have been extracted, a specified group selection unit that selects one or multiple specified groups from the multiple groups, and a color conversion unit that performs color conversion processing in which, colors of multiple pixels that are classified in the specified groups are converted into colors each of which is determined for a corresponding one of the specified groups, and colors of pixels that have been classified in a group other than the specified groups are converted into an achromatic color.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271361

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-tansitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes an input unit that receives data of an image, an encoding unit that encodes multiple data blocks respectively representing multiple partial images forming the image to generate multiple pieces of encoded information, a determining unit that determines a reading sequence of the data blocks with respect to each of multiple image rotation angles, and a memory that stores, in an associated form, multiple pieces of sequence information representing the determined sequences with respect to the image rotation angles, and the multiple pieces of generated encoded information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271360

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a generating unit that generates combined image data by size-reducing and arranging document read images having plural pages in accordance with a specified number of pages, a deciding unit that decides a compression method for the data, and a compression processing unit that compresses the data by a compression method decided by the deciding unit. During processing for determining a compression method suitable for the contents of each page of the data that is performed on the pages when the compression method for the data is specified, when a determined compression method for a particular page included in the data is an overriding compression method, the deciding unit cancels the processing and does not perform the processing on remaining pages, for each of which a compression method has not been determined, and sets the overriding compression method as the compression method for the data.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271354

Illuminating device, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus

Provided is an illuminating device including a cylindrical lens in which a light incidence surface and a light emission surface, which are opposite to each other, extend in a longitudinal direction, and a light source that is disposed in such a manner that a positional relationship between a paraxial virtual image of the light source due to the light incidence surface of the cylindrical lens and a center of curvature of the light emission surface is in a predetermined range.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271351

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains image information for forming a confirmation image, a state of formation of the confirmation image at a peripheral portion of a recording medium when an image formation position with respect to the recording medium is a predetermined position differing from a state of formation of the confirmation image at the peripheral portion of the recording medium when the image formation position is shifted from the predetermined position; and a forming section that, when ascertaining the shift of the image formation position from the predetermined position, performs an image forming process using the image information obtained by the obtaining unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271329

Non-contact stress assessment devices

Embodiments of a system are disclosed for stress assessment of a call center agent while interacting with a customer. The system is for use with a communication network. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271277

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus includes: a user determination unit that determines whether or not plural user devices are used by a single user on the basis of information transmitted from the plural user devices; a storage unit that stores information of the plural user devices determined to be used by the single user as a set of user devices; a selection unit that selects a second user device to which a service is to be provided in the case where a first user device that requests the service and the second user device are both included in the same set of user devices; and a transmitting unit that transmits service information to the first and the second user device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271131

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit, a creating unit, and a requesting unit. The acquiring unit acquires a first communication address to be assigned to a first communication interface. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271091

Relay device, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A relay device includes the following elements. A use request receiver receives a use request to use a service to be provided by a service providing device from a client device. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271042

Bandwidth measuring device and non-transitory computer readable medium

A mobile terminal obtains a measurement value of a round-trip time in a communication channel used for communication with a server and a measurement value of a packet loss ratio in the communication channel (s502 and s503). Then, the mobile terminal determines whether or not a retransmission timeout is occurring in the server (s504, s505, and s506). ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269862

Methods and systems for providing penmanship feedback

A method of providing feedback to a student on penmanship may include receiving, by a computing device, a completed assessment that includes one or more handwritten responses of a student, classifying one or more of the responses into one or more classifications by applying intelligent character recognition to the responses, presenting one or more classification results to a user, receiving, by the computing device, validation information associated with the presented classification results, identifying one or more penmanship issues based, at least in part, on the received validation information, generating a second assessment that includes one or more questions designed to improve one or more of the identified penmanship issues, and providing the second assessment to the student.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269703

Dark to light watermark without special materials

Methods and systems rasterize a document to produce a bitmap having first pixels of a first color as background uniformly located across a watermark region and second pixels of a second color located in a pattern forming foreground items within the watermark region. The rasterization causes the first pixels to deposit a first marking material (forming the first color) to a first height on the print media, and the rasterization causes the second pixels to deposit a second marking material (forming the second color) to a second height (different from the first height) on the print media. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269670

Method, system, and apparatus for semi-automatic risk and automatic targeting and action prioritization in loan monitoring applications

Presented are a method, system, and apparatus for semi-automatic and automatic loan risk targeting and action prioritization in loan monitoring applications. In an off-line mode, a computing device associated with a multi-window computer-based tool receives a plurality of loan account histories for loan risk analysis. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269669

Loan risk assessment using cluster-based classification for diagnostics

Presented are a system, method, and apparatus for loan risk assessment by assignment of a specific loan account to a loan cluster of a plurality of loan clusters. A computing device receives plurality of loan account histories describing a plurality of loan accounts during a training phase. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269668

Voting mechanism and multi-model feature selection to aid for loan risk prediction

Presented are a system, method, and apparatus for loan risk prediction. A computing device receives a plurality of loan account histories containing variables x; a plurality of algorithms then independently selects features from the loan account histories, the selected features being functions of the received variables x; the selected features are then grouped into a first data structure xf; the computing device applies voting algorithm(s) to the selected features to create a second data structure xr; the computing device generates a third data structure xi of interaction terms from the second data structure xr; a fourth data structure is generated, xnl, where xnl=xr∪xi or x∪xi; a model executes that selects significant features from the fourth data structure xnl; and a nonlinear model y=f(xnlr) is generated, the nonlinear model y indicating risk associated with the plurality of loan account histories.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269662

Method and apparatus for verifying a validity of communication from a fraud detection service

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for verifying a validity of a communication from a fraud detection service are disclosed. For example, the method receives the communication from the fraud detection service indicating that a credit card number is associated with potentially fraudulent activity, provides a personal identification to the fraud detection service via a secured connection to request a confirmation that the communication is from the fraud detection service, wherein the personal identification is used to identify the credit card number and receives the confirmation that the communication is valid and was sent from the fraud detection service based upon a verification performed by the fraud detection service that compares the credit card number to a database containing a plurality of credit card numbers that are flagged for potentially fraudulent activity.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269645

Method and apparatus for recommending a food item

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for recommending a food item are disclosed. For example, the method receives one or more food item data communications over a short range communications protocol that are pushed to a mobile endpoint device, filters the one or more food item data communications in accordance with a food item filter pre-defined by a user to identify an acceptable food item to recommend to the user and recommends the acceptable food item to the user.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269502

Method and apparatus for finding process deviations and recommending repairs in a business process

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for recommending a repair for a business process are disclosed. For example, the method identifies an empirical process graph that corresponds to a theoretical process graph of the business process, decomposes the theoretical process graph into one or more sub-process graphs, identifies a portion of the empirical process graph to compare to one of the one or more sub-process graphs, compares the portion of the empirical process graph to the one of the one or more sub-process graphs to calculate a remainder, repeats the identifying and the comparing for each one of the one or more sub-process graphs and recommends a list of one or more repairs, wherein each one of the one or more repairs corresponds to a respective remainder calculated in the comparing.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269491

Predicting arrival times of vehicles based upon observed schedule adherence

A method and system for determining real-time delay information in a transportation system. Historical operational information about the transportation system, including data related to a plurality of arrival events corresponding to one or more stops within the transportation system is received and a dependency graph is built based upon the historic information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269453

Methods and systems for efficient handwritten character segmentation

A system and method for determining handwritten character segmentation shape parameters for a user in automated handwriting recognition by prompting the user for a training sample; obtaining an image that includes handwritten text that corresponds to the training sample; sweeping the image with shapes corresponding to parameters to determine coordinates of the shapes in the image; segmenting the image into segmented characters based on the coordinates of the shapes; determining character segmentation accuracies of the parameters; and storing an association between the user and the parameters. The system and method can further include receiving a writing sample from the same user and utilizing the stored parameters to segment characters in the writing sample for use in automated handwriting recognition of the writing sample.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150269368

Relay apparatus, system, relay method, and computer readable medium

A relay apparatus includes a storage unit, a first reception unit, a first request unit, a second reception unit, a second request unit, a third reception unit, and an access unit. The storage unit stores, for each user, authorization information for accessing a service providing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268913

Image processing system, image processing device, and processing control device

An image processing system includes a processing control device and an image processing device. The processing control device includes a request transmitting unit that transmits a processing request for requesting execution of image processing to the image processing device, and a result receiving unit that receives processing result information including identification information of an image of a processing result corresponding to the processing request and a compressed image obtained by compressing the image of the processing result, from the image processing device. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268912

Packet generation device and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is a packet generation device including a first generation unit that generates a packet having a b-byte payload including plural sets of first data corresponding to a pixels from the first data having m-bit image information for each pixel, and a second generation unit that generates a packet having a b-byte payload including plural sets of second data corresponding to a pixels from the second data having n-bit image information for each pixel (where m<n), wherein a is defined so that (n−m)×a becomes multiples of 8, and wherein b is defined based on a least common multiple of the number of bytes of sets of the first data corresponding to a pixels and the number of bytes of sets of the second data corresponding to a pixels.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268909

Printing control apparatus, printing control system and non-transitory computer readable medium

A printing control apparatus including: a receiving unit that receives a print instruction to instruct to print on a recording medium; a transferring unit that makes a storing portion store the print instruction received by the receiving unit and transfers the print instruction to a printing device including a region in which plural print instructions are able to be stored; an acquiring unit that acquires, in the case where a print instruction is deleted in the printing device, if the deleted print instruction is the print instruction transferred by the transferring unit, information related to a processing state of the deleted print instruction in the printing device; and a detecting unit that detects an error of a printing processing in the deleted print instruction based on the information related to the processing state acquired by the acquiring unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268907

Image processing device and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing device includes a rendering unit and a controller. The rendering unit includes a storage unit that stores therein an image transferred with transfer information when the rendering unit receives the transfer information and renders a print image. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268906

Communication apparatus, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A communication apparatus includes a communication unit, a first storage unit, a second storage unit, and a permitting unit. The communication unit communicates with a communication line for which a charge amount is changed in accordance with use of the communication line. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268901

Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An information processing device includes multiple communication interfaces, a holding unit, a counting unit, and a processing unit. The holding unit holds requests for the multiple communication interfaces in order for each of the communication interfaces, respectively. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268899

Control apparatus, information processing apparatus, and information processing system

A control apparatus includes a first communication interface that is connected to a first communication line and performs communication via the first communication line, a second communication interface that is connected to a second communication line and performs communication via the second communication line, a power supplying unit that, in a first operational state, supplies power to the first and second communication interfaces and that, in a second operational state in which power consumption is lower than that in the first operational state, supplies power only to the second communication interface, and a switching unit that performs switching from the second operational state to the first operational state if, in the second operational state, a request for shifting to the first operational state is transmitted from a client apparatus connected to the first communication line to the second communication interface via the first and second communication lines.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268897

Print instruction apparatus, printing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print instruction apparatus includes a designation storing unit that stores plural pieces of designation information, each designating a print condition not specifying any printer, a combination storing unit that stores a combination of any of the plural pieces of designation information, a group storing unit that stores a group of print settings which realize, in each of plural printers, designation indicated by each of the plural pieces of designation information stored in the designation storing unit, for each of the printers, and a constraint deriving unit that derives a constraint relationship common to the plural printers, on the basis of the combination and the group.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268728

Systems and methods for notifying users of mismatches between intended and actual captured content during heads-up recording of video

A computerized system and computer-implemented method for assisting a user with capturing a video of an activity. The system incorporates a central processing unit, a camera, a memory and an audio recording device. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268627

Image forming apparatus with air supply device for blocking infiltration of outside air

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image reader that is disposed on an upper side of an image forming apparatus body and is provided with an opening portion through which wiring connected to the image forming apparatus body side passes, and an air supply device that is provided in the image forming apparatus body or in the image reader, and forms an air flow that blocks infiltration of outside air into the image reader on an outer side of the opening portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268624

Image forming apparatus, and detachable body

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming apparatus main body, a detachable body that is detachably provided on the image forming apparatus main body, includes an image holding member, and moves along a predetermined moving path, and a light emitting member that performs a light emission to the image holding member, is pressed against the detachable body, and a portion of the light emitting member protrudes to the moving path, wherein a first portion of the light emitting member positioned on the moving path is pressed, the light emitting member is moved in a direction, a second portion positioned on the moving path is pressed, and the light emitting member is moved in a direction opposite to the second direction, and wherein one of the pressing of the first portion and the pressing of the second portion is performed first, and the other is performed later.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268621

Removal device and image forming apparatus

A removal device includes a scraping member extending in a crossing direction that crosses a movement direction in which a cleaning object moves, the scraping member scraping waste off a surface of the cleaning object at a contact portion of the scraping member that is in contact with the surface; and a pair of sealing members disposed on both outer sides of the scraping member in the crossing direction and sealing the both outer sides by contacting the surface. Each of the sealing members includes a protruding portion that protrudes beyond the contact portion upstream in the movement direction of the cleaning object. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268613

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including a first image forming unit that forms a first image on a front surface of a transported medium with a developer including toners and non-volatile oils, a removing unit that heats non-volatile oils on the front surface of the medium to remove the oils, a second image forming unit that forms a second image on a back surface of the medium with a developer including toners and non-volatile oils, a removing section that heats non-volatile oils on the back surface of the medium to remove the oils, and a fixing unit that fixes the first image and the second image on the front surface and the back surface of the medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268612

Decurling device and image forming apparatus

A decurling device includes a shaft; a decurling roller that has a diameter larger than that of the shaft, that becomes concave along an outer periphery of the shaft by being pressed against the shaft, and that removes curl from a transported object by nipping the transported object between the decurling roller and the shaft; and a restriction unit that restricts a direction in which the shaft is bent due to a load that the shaft receives from the decurling roller so that a middle portion of the shaft in an axial direction is convexly curved downstream in a transport direction of the transported object.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268610

Image forming apparatus, log storing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image forming apparatus includes a log storing unit that stores a log of each of plural object items that are set in advance, and a setting unit that, when an error occurs, selects predetermined one or more object items from the plural object items on the basis of a type of the error, and makes a setting such that logs of the selected one or more object items are stored in the log storing unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268604

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a heating section that is arranged to be out of contact with a recording medium which is transported, and heats a developer image on the recording medium, a contact member that is arranged on a downstream side from the heating section in a transport direction of the recording medium, and is in contact with an image surface on a developer image side of the recording medium, and a folding member that is arranged between the heating section and the contact member, and folds a transport path of the recording medium from the heating section to the contact member to a side opposite to an image surface side from an extended line so that the contact member is positioned on the opposite side of the heating section from an extended line of the transport path which faces the heating section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268603

Image forming apparatus having toner heating unit

An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image forming sections that form a toner image on a medium to be fed using a developer containing toner and non-volatile oil, and a heating unit that is arranged on a downstream side of an image forming section, which is arranged on an upstream side in a feeding direction of the medium, and on an upstream side of an image forming section, which is arranged on a downstream side in the feeding direction, among the plurality of image forming sections, wherein the heating unit heats the toner on the medium to a melting temperature of the toner or higher.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268599

Image forming apparatus using a developer containing a non-volatile oil

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms a toner image on a transported medium using a developer containing toner and non-volatile oil, a heating unit that is arranged on a downstream of the image forming unit in a transport direction of the medium and heats the toner image on the medium to a melting temperature of the toner or higher, and a fixing unit that is arranged on a downstream of the heating unit in the transport direction, wherein the fixing unit includes a heat supply section that supplies heat to the developer on the medium, a removal section that removes the non-volatile oil from the developer to which heat is supplied by the heat supply section, and a fixing section that fixes the toner image, which is formed of the developer from which the non-volatile oil is removed by the removal section, on the medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268598

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing member having a medium heating member and rotating while nipping a medium to fix an unfixed image onto a surface thereof; a pressing member disposed facing the fixing member and applying pressure to the medium in a fixing region between the pressing and heating members; a cleaning member; and an antistatic member. The cleaning member is disposed downstream of the fixing region in a rotational direction of the pressing member and comes into contact therewith in a cleaning region extending in a direction orthogonal to a medium transport direction to clean the pressing member. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268595

Member for use in fixing device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A member for use in a fixing device includes a base member that has a substantially cylindrical shape, and a covering member with which an outer peripheral surface of the base member is covered, the covering member including a first release layer that contains a first fluorocarbon resin and a second release layer that contains a second fluorocarbon resin and that is stacked on an area in the outer peripheral surface of the first release layer other than end portions of the outer peripheral surface of the first release layer in a width direction. In the covering member, a coefficient of kinetic friction of the outer peripheral surface of the first release layer that is exposed at ends of the member for use in a fixing device in the width direction is greater than a coefficient of kinetic friction of an outer peripheral surface of the second release layer.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268590

Liquid development device and image-forming apparatus

A liquid development device includes a storage section storing a liquid developer in which toner is dispersed, a development member to which the liquid developer stored in the storage section is applied using an application unit, a removing device that, after an electrostatic latent image in a latent image-holding member is developed, removes the liquid developer remaining in the development member, and a shearing device that is provided in a path through which the liquid developer removed using the removing device is returned to the storage section, and applies a shear force to the liquid developer by making the liquid developer pass through a contact section of two members either or both of which rotate and that have different circumferential velocities from each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268588

Supply member and image forming apparatus

A supply member that supplies an ink to a developing portion performing developing while being rotated, includes a plurality of concave portions that are formed on an outer circumferential surface and are randomly arranged so that an interval between one concave portion and a concave portion nest to the foregoing one concave portion on one side and an interval between the foregoing one concave portion and a concave portion next to the foregoing one concave portion on the other side are different from each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268587

Image forming apparatus, fixing device, drying device, developer, and liquid droplets for use in image formation

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium by using a developer and an energy generating unit that generates energy that causes the developer on the recording medium, on which the image has been formed by the image forming unit, to generate heat.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268583

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device includes: a first transport member that transports developer in a developer container; a second transport member that transports the developer in a direction opposite to a direction of transport by the first transport member; an inflow portion provided at a downstream end in the direction of transport by the second transport member and on an outer side with respect to an end of a developer carrying body, the inflow portion allowing the developer to flow from a second housing into a first housing; a high-speed transport portion provided in a range corresponding to the inflow portion and that transports the developer at a higher speed; and a regulating member provided at a position corresponding to a downstream end of the high-speed transport portion in the direction of transport by the first transport member and that regulates a height of a mound of developer in the first housing.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268582

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a developing device that has a supply port through which developer is supplied, the developing device developing an image with developer; a developer supply device to which the developing device is removably attached, the developer supply device having a discharge port to be connected to the supply port when the developing device is attached to the developer supply device, the developer supply device supplying the developer to the developing device through the discharge port; a seal member that seals between the supply port and the discharge port; and a guide portion that guides attachment of the developing device to the developer supply device or removal of the developing device from the developer supply device so as not to rub the seal member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268576

Electrostatic charge image developing toner, electrostatic charge image developer, developer cartridge, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin and a colorant, and strontium titanate particles, wherein the strontium titanate particles have a volume average particle diameter of 800 nm to 10,000 nm, a maximum peak at a bragg angle of 32.2° in cukα characteristic x-ray diffraction, and a half-value width of the maximum peak equal to or greater than 0.5 degrees.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268573

Electrostatic charge image developing toner, electrostatic charge image developer, toner cartridge, and process cartridge

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing an amorphous polyester resin (a1), a crystalline polyester resin (a2), and a styrene-acrylic resin (b) containing 2-carboxyethyl acrylate as a polymerization component.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268570

Brilliant toner, electrostatic charge image developer, toner cartridge, and process cartridge

A brilliant toner includes flake shape toner particles containing a binder resin and a flake shape metallic pigment. The brilliant toner further includes tabular particles containing a ti element.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150268567

Electrophotographic photoreceptor, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

An electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a conductive substrate and a single-layered photosensitive layer formed so as to overlie the conductive substrate, the photosensitive layer containing a binder resin, a charge-generating material, a hole-transporting material, an electron-transporting material represented by general formula (1), and at least one compound selected from a compound represented by general formula (2) and a compound represented by general formula (3). The amount of the at least one compound selected from the compound represented by general formula (2) and the compound represented by general formula (3) is in the range of approximately 10 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight in total relative to 100 parts by weight of the electron-transporting material represented by general formula (1).. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150267078

Polydiphenylsiloxane coating formulation and method for forming a coating

Provided is composition for a liquid coating. The composition may include a silanol terminated copolymer, at least one cross-linker, and a catalyst. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150267067

Ink, ink set, and recording device

There is provided an ink comprising a colorant, a polymer particle, water, and a water-soluble organic solvent, wherein the ink has a static surface tension of 30 mn/m or less and, when examined for dynamic surface tension by the maximum bubble pressure method, has a width of variations in dynamic surface tension, for a period from 1 msec after to 1 sec after, of 0.2 mn/m to 3.0 mn/m.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150266695

Discharged sheet accommodating device

Provided is a discharged sheet accommodating device including a support shaft that has an axial center and is mounted on an apparatus body of an image forming apparatus that is provided with an outlet port from which a recording material is discharged, a first support portion that is provided to be fixed to a lower end of the support shaft, a second support portion into which the support shaft is movably inserted, a holding member of which one end is supported by the first support portion and the second support portion, and which is movable in an up and down direction and in a horizontal direction, and a receiving member of which one end is fixed to the support shaft and the other end is held by a leading end portion of the holding member to foe extensible and contractable, and which receives the recording material.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150266687

Post-processing device

Provided is a post-processing device including a transport unit that transports a recording material which is sequentially transported from an upstream side toward a post-processing unit that performs post-processing on the recording material, a standby unit that is connected to the transport unit, and allows a recording material which is backhauled by a transport section reversible from the transport unit to temporarily standby, a transport member that transport the recording material which stands by in the standby unit and the recording material which is transported in the transport unit to the post-processing unit with the recording materials stacked, and an elastic member that is arranged on an upstream side of a connection position of the transport unit where the standby unit is connected, guides the recording material sequentially transported from the upstream side to the post-processing unit, and guides the backhauled recording material to the standby unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150266328

Post-processing device

Provided is a post-processing device including a stacking section that aligns and stacks recording materials which are sequentially transported, a saddle stitching section that binds plural sheets of recording materials in central portions of the recording materials, a center folding section that folds the plural sheets of recording materials into two in the central portions, a pressing section that presses a booklet in a thickness direction of the booklet, and a discharge section that discharges the booklet, which is pressed by the pressing section, with a folded portion of the booklet being a leading portion, wherein the booklet is held and stopped in a state of being nipped by the discharge section, and transport is initiated after the lapse of a predetermined stop time so that the booklet is discharged.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150266290

Transfix surface member coating

A transfix surface member for use in aqueous ink jet printer comprises a substrate. A conformance layer is disposed on the substrate layer. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150266289

Wetting enhancement coating on intermediate transfer member (itm) for aqueous inkjet intermediate transfer architecture

Described herein is a method and apparatus for ink jet printing. The method includes providing a wetting enhancement coating on a transfer member. ... Xerox Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265187

Non-contact monitoring of spatio-temporal respiratory mechanics via depth sensing

Systems and methods are proposed for non-contact monitoring of spatio-temporal mechanics comprising motion patterns of respiratory muscles, lungs and diaphragm. The depth capable sensors system is comprised of modules, including a depth estimation module, a reference shape generation module, a region of interest shape estimation module, and a shape comparison module. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264216

Image reading device and image forming apparatus

. . . . An image reading device includes a first and second document tables, a document transport member, and a reading unit. The first document table supports a document sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264213

Signal processing device, image reading device, image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image reading device includes: a reading unit in which light receiving elements are arranged in a line along a second direction; and a light source control section that controls emission of the light source members, the light source control section performing control such that light is emitted in a cycle order of the first, second, and third colors on the basis of a reference signal which is output at a preset time interval, and to make a time of emission of the light with the first color close to a time of start of emission of the light with the second color and to make a time of emission of the light with the third color close to a time of end of emission of the light with the second color.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264209

Image processing apparatus and image display apparatus

An image processing apparatus includes an operator determining unit, a receiving unit, and a display. The operator determining unit determines an operator of the image processing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264207

Image reading device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is an image reading device including a platen that supports an original document on which an image is recorded, a reading unit that is opposed to the original document with the platen interposed therebetween, and includes a reading member which reads the image on the original document extending in a first direction, and a supporting member that supports the reading member, is movable along a second direction intersecting with the first direction, and is movably supported such that the reading member reads the image on the original document in the first and second directions, a guiding member that extends in the second direction and guides the supporting member when the supporting member is moved in the second direction, and a moving member that is disposed to be separated from the guiding member in the first direction and moves the supporting member along the second direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264196

Image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus

Provided is an image reading apparatus including a reading member that reads a document on which an image is recorded, a calibration process section that performs a shading process to correct unevenness in brightness based on a result acquired in such a way that the reading member reads a preset color, and a heating control section that heats the reading member during a preset period when power is supplied from a state in which power is not supplied.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264190

Image processing apparatus, image forming system, and image forming apparatus

Provided is an image processing apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires first image information which is image information configured of plural pixels and which includes density information for each pixel, a first correction unit that corrects pixel density based on the first image information, a storage unit that stores image information obtained after the first correction unit performs the correction as second image information, a second correction unit that performs a reverse correction so as to cancel the correction by the first correction unit based on density of a pixel of the second image information, a display unit that displays an image on a display section based on third image information which is image information obtained after the second correction unit performs the reverse correction, and a transmission unit that transmits the second image information to an image forming apparatus.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264030

Print system, image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, print service system, and storage medium for authorizing access to print data held by a print service system

A print system includes a print service system, an information processing apparatus, and an image forming apparatus. The print service system includes a holding unit associated with a user and holding print data instructed by the user, a providing unit that provides access authorization information for the holding unit, to the information processing apparatus upon a request thereof, and an access authorizing unit that authorizes an access to the holding unit if receives the access authorization information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263924

Communication status measurement device, communication status measurement method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided a communication status measurement device wirelessly connected to a public network and communicating with a server connected to the public network through a communication channel determined in advance. A measurement unit repeatedly measures a time since a dummy packet is transmitted to the server until an acknowledgement packet corresponding to the dummy packet is received. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262338

Compensating for motion during real-time batch processing of video for physiological function assessment

What is disclosed is a system and method for compensating for motion during processing of a video of a subject being monitored for physiological function assessment. In one embodiment, image frames are received. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262046

Print data processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print data processing apparatus includes the following elements. A spot color memory stores a spot color element. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262045

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

An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a first detection unit, a first determination unit, a second detection unit, a second determination unit, a correction unit, and a transmitting unit. The acquisition unit acquires image information having multiple pixels. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262042

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

An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires a first instruction and a second instruction, the second instruction corresponding to the first instruction, being expressed in a character code different from a character code of the first instruction, and having added thereto a character string generated from the first instruction; a generating unit that generates a character string from the first instruction; and a canceling unit that cancels the second instruction if the character string added to the second instruction does not correspond to the character string generated by the generating unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261989

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a conversion unit. The acquisition unit acquires from a read image including a machine-readable code at least one of a position of the machine-readable code and character information included in the machine-readable code. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261919

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a difference image generator that receives a collection of medical record sheet image data that is generated by reading an image of a medical record sheet with content thereof updated in a time sequence, extracts a difference between preceding medical record sheet image data and current medical record sheet image data, and acquires a sequential collection of difference image data representing an updated written portion of the medical record sheet by extracting a difference in each image reading cycle, a memory processing unit that associates the difference image data with attribute information related to writing, and causes a memory to store the resulting difference image data, and an output processing unit that selects output image data from the collection of difference image data and outputs the selected output image data.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261476

Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer-readable medium

An image forming apparatus includes multiple network interfaces to be connected to different networks, a management-information storage, a management-information generating unit, and a transmitting unit. The management-information storage stores management information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261175

Image forming apparatus

Disclosed is an image forming apparatus including an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium, an image reading unit that is provided above the image forming unit so as to read an image of a document, a frame that accommodates the image forming unit therein, including a pair of front and rear planar members disposed so as to face each other and a beam portion that connects the pair of planar members and supports upward the image reading unit, and a cover that covers at least a portion of the frame, provided with an opening portion of which an upper edge portion is supported by the beam portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261166

Sheet transport device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a sheet transport device including a device main body on which one of a first transport roller pair that transports sheets is provided, an opening and closing door that is movably and rotatably supported between a closing position where a part of a sheet transport path formed on a side surface of the device main body is covered and an opening position where a part of the sheet transport path is open, and on which one of a second transport roller pair provided on the sheet transport path is provided, and a transport unit that includes another one of the first transport roller pair and another one of the second transport roller pair, and is swingably supported by the opening and closing door.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261152

Electronic apparatus and image forming apparatus

An electronic apparatus includes a first thermoelectric converter that converts thermal energy dissipated from a heat source into electrical energy, a second thermoelectric converter provided on a side of a low-temperature portion of the first thermoelectric converter and that converts electrical energy into thermal energy, and a power supply controller that controls supply of power to the second thermoelectric converter such that the low-temperature portion of the first thermoelectric converter is cooled or heated.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261136

Cleaning device and image forming apparatus

A cleaning device includes a housing, a cleaning member, soft sealing members, and hard sealing members. The housing has an opening opposite an outer circumferential surface of a belt supported by a roller. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261135

Development roller, developing device, and image forming apparatus

A development roller includes a substantially cylindrical development sleeve that has an axis and rotates about the axis; and a magnet portion that is provided in the development sleeve and has plural magnetic poles. The development sleeve has a surface and a groove in the surface along a direction of the axis. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261133

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device includes a developer container, a magnet member, a developer carrier including a rotary member, and a developer transport member, the magnet member including an attracting magnet pole that attracts a developer on the rotary member and a separation magnet pole that releases the developer. The attracting magnet pole is disposed upstream of a line segment connecting the centers of rotation of the rotary member and the transport member in a rotation direction of the rotary member. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261132

Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and non-transitory computer readable medium using a toner supplying unit

An image forming apparatus includes a replaceable toner cartridge filled with toner, a toner supplying unit, and a control unit. The toner supplying unit supplies toner from the toner cartridge to a developing device of the apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261114

Applying device and image forming apparatus

An applying device includes an applying member and a contact member. The applying member applies voltage to an image bearing member and has an elastic layer and an endless surface layer. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261108

Alcohol phosphate treated carbon black compositions

An intermediate transfer member that contains a composition of an alcohol phosphate and carbon black, and where there is formed a chemical attachment between the carbon black and the alcohol phosphate, and processes thereof.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261105

Biphenyl polycarbonate containing photoconductors

A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, an optional anticurl layer, an optional ground plane layer, an optional hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, a photogenerating layer, a charge transport layer, and an optional protective coating, and where the photogenerating layer contains a biphenyl polycarbonate, or where the photogenerating layer and the charge transport each contains a biphenyl polycarbonate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150259556

Ink composition and method of determining a degree of curing of the ink composition

A silver paste ink composition comprises a plurality of first particles comprising silver; a polymer binder; a carrier solvent; and a plurality of second particles comprising silver. The second particles are nanoparticles that are different than the first silver particles, the amount of second particles in the ink composition being sufficient to impart a first color to the uncured ink composition, the first color being different than the color of the same ink composition without the nanoparticles. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150259165

Sheet transporting member, sheet transporting device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a sheet transporting member including a shaft portion that includes a first shaft portion rotated by receiving a driving force on one end side and a second shaft portion of which one end is bendably connected to the first shaft portion on the other end side of the first shaft portion, a covering member that is changed over between a first posture in which the covering member covers a connecting portion to which the second shaft portion is bendably connected so as to allow the second shaft portion to stop bending, and a second posture in which the covering member does not cover the connecting portion, and a roller portion that is provided on the shaft portion and comes into contact with a sheet to transport the sheet.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258784

Liquid droplet ejection head and image forming apparatus

Provided is a liquid droplet ejection head provided with an ejection hole that is opened on an ejection surface and ejects a liquid droplet, and a groove that extends with one end separated from the ejection hole to the other end further separated from the ejection hole than the one end on the ejection surface.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258778

Aqueous ink jet blanket

Described herein is a transfer member for use in aqueous ink jet printer. The transfer member includes a surface layer of a cross-linked polydiphenylsiloxane network formed from a silanol terminated dialkylsiloxane-diphenylsiloxane copolymer and a trialkoxy- or trihydroxysilane terminated polydialkylsiloxane. ... Xerox Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150257661

System and method for determining arterial pulse wave transit time

What is disclosed is a system and method for determining the time it takes for an arterial pulse pressure wave to transit between a proximal and a distal point of a patient's body. In one embodiment, a signal is received from each of a first and second device worn circumferentially around a proximal and a distal region, respectively. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256712

Methods and devices for form-independent registration of filled-out content

A device for registration of content in a filled-out application form is disclosed. The device is configured for scanning at least one portion of the filled-out application form. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256699

Power-supply control device, image processing apparatus, power-supply control method, and computer readable medium

A power-supply control device includes a power-supply control section, a first detection section that detects whether or not a body capable of movement is moving, a second detection section that detects whether or not the body capable of movement exists, and an instruction section. The power-supply control section receives supply of power from a mains power source section, and selectively sets a power supply mode, in which power is supplied to a processing section, and a power saving mode, in which supply of power to the processing section is stopped. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150256434

Methods and systems to identify bottleneck causes in applications using temporal bottleneck point detection

Methods and systems are provided for determining performance characteristics of an application processing system. The method comprises monitoring throughput of a plurality of resources of the system in a selected time window. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254884

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a selecting unit, a degree-of-association calculating unit, and a display. The selecting unit selects at least one of multiple components constituting electronic information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254869

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes a detection unit that detects segments from a first image; a selection unit that selects pairs of segments formed of a predetermined number of segments counted from a higher priority in an order of length among the detected segments and segments in a second image, the second image being a model of the first image; and a calculation unit that calculates distortion of the first image with respect to the second image by using the pairs of segments.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254848

Image processing device, image processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided an image processing device. Pixels serving as a candidate for a nucleus are extracted from pixels included in a captured image obtained by imaging a sample including a target cell having the nucleus. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254809

Display control apparatus, display control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A display control apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a document to be displayed on a display, a detector that detects at least one user present in a surrounding area of the display, and a display controller that controls a display angle of the document based on an orientation of the user with respect to the document displayed on the display.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254541

Print instruction apparatus, printing system, print instruction method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print instruction apparatus includes a group information acquisition unit that acquires information identifying a feeder unit included in a group that includes two or more feeder units, from among feeder units arranged in a printer to feed paper sheets, and that is configured in a manner such that if one of the feeder units in the group runs out of paper sheets in a printing of the printer, another feeder unit in the group starts to feed paper sheets, and a display that acquires information related to a remaining amount of paper sheets or information related to an out-of-paper state in each of the feeder units in the group that is configured to feed paper sheets in the printing operation, and that displays information related to a feeder unit in the group that is to be replenished with paper sheets.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254506

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes an extractor that receives sheet image data that is generated by reading an image on a medical record sheet onto which basic medical information and encoded information of the basic medical information are printed, and extracts, from the sheet image data, information image data representing a portion where the basic medical information is printed, an image generator that generates reference image data representing the basic medical information, based on the encoded information represented in the sheet image data, and a detector that detects a correction that is to be performed on the basic medical information printed on the medical record sheet, based on a difference between the information image data and the reference image data.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254456

Low-cost specification and enforcement of a privacy-by-consent- policy for online services

A system and method for implementing a privacy policy in an application to be run are provided. Definitions are received for a set of fields. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254424

System and apparatus for improving medication regimen adherence

A computer-based system for improving medication regimen adherence, including: a container arranged to hold a first medication and including a wireless transceiver and a unique identifier; and a wireless communications device (wcd) including: a memory element configured to store a medication regimen including a prescription for the medication and the unique identifier, the unique identifier associated with the medication regimen; and a processor configured to when the container is within a predetermined distance of the wcd obtain, via the wireless transceiver, the unique identifier from the container, confirm that the unique identifier from the container matches the unique identifier stored in the memory element, obtain data from the container regarding instances of the container being opened, determine, according to the data and the medication regimen, that a reminder to take the medication is desired, and output a sensory reminder signal.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254332

Document classification device, document classification method, and computer readable medium

A document classification device includes a characteristic extraction unit, a clustering unit, and a category update unit. The characteristic extraction unit extracts characteristic information from each of plural document data which are classified in advance into specific categories. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254228

Non-transitory computer readable medium and information processing apparatus and method

A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program is provided. A process of the program includes: extracting, concerning first document information including texts, a word sense associated with a word in each text; setting a word sense to be a teacher signal; creating a first topic model by using the teacher signal; estimating a topic of each text by using the first topic model; generating a learning model by using the topic as a feature and the teacher signal as a category; extracting, concerning second document information including texts, a word sense associated with a word in each text; setting a word sense to be a teacher signal; creating a second topic model by using the teacher signal; estimating a topic of each text by using the second topic model; and estimating a category of each text by using the topic as a feature and the learning model.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254223

Non-transitory computer readable medium, information processing apparatus, and annotation-information adding method

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores an annotation-information adding program that causes a computer to function as an adding unit, an evaluating unit, and a setting unit. The adding unit adds annotation information to target information including multiple targets based on input from a first inputter. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254210

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

An information processing apparatus includes a display that displays a document in response to an instruction from an operator, a retrieval unit that retrieves information related to a region within the displayed document, a duration of time during which the region is displayed, and a resolution at which the region is displayed, and an output unit that outputs the document with the retrieved information related to the region, the duration of time and the resolution associated therewith.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254039

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

An information processing system includes a display-information specification information acquiring unit, a request signal generating unit, a second-display-file acquiring unit, and a print data output unit. The display-information specification information acquiring unit acquires display-information specification information for specifying display information displayed on a terminal transmitting a print instruction. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254024

Using preset combination of page exception print settings to establish exception pages within documents

Methods and systems provide exception shortcut keywords, each of which identifies a preset combination of exception print settings containing a unique combination of print media, printing color, printing image quality, and simplex/duplex controls, etc., that are different from the document print settings, and from the other preset combinations. In response, these methods and systems receive an exception shortcut keyword for at least one of the sections. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253721

Sliding member for image forming apparatus, cleaning device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A sliding member for image formation which is disposed in an image forming apparatus, includes a base material, the entirety of which contains a resin and which further has a carbon-containing region containing carbon, which has an sp3 bond, on a contact side with a contacted member, and in which a region other than the carbon-containing region is formed of an identical material, wherein the sliding member satisfies any one of the requirements of the following (a) and (b): (a) the carbon-containing region configures a contact portion with the contacted member; and (b) the sliding member is provided with a carbon layer which does not contain a resin but contains carbon having an sp3 bond on a surface further on the contact side with the contacted member of the carbon-containing region and configures a contact portion with the contacted member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251456

Recording apparatus and recording method

A recording apparatus includes an ejecting head that ejects aqueous ink which includes a colorant, polymer particles, water, and an aqueous organic solvent, of which static surface tension is from 22 mn/m to 30 mn/m, and a difference between a value of dynamic surface tension after 10 msec and a value of dynamic surface tension after 1000 msec is greater than 2 mn/m and equal to or smaller than 10 mn/m, when dynamic surface tension is measured with a maximum bubble pressure technique, in an the ink droplet amount in a range of less than 10 pl.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251452

Recording device and recording method

A recording device includes an ejection head that ejects aqueous ink including a colorant, polymer particles, a light-absorbing and heat-generating agent, water, and an aqueous organic solvent, and a light irradiation device that irradiates the aqueous ink with light within one second after the aqueous ink ejected from the ejection head lands.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251451

Drying device and image forming apparatus

There is provided a drying device. A drying unit is configured to dry a recording medium having an image formed thereon by an image forming unit. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251450

Drying device and image forming apparatus

A drying device includes: a drying unit including: a heating space having a heating unit; a drying space that has a conveyance path of a recording medium and in which the recording medium is dried by radiation heat produced by the heating unit; and a partition member that separates the heating space and the drying space from each other in such a manner that gas can move between the heating space and the drying space; a first supply unit that supplies gas to the drying unit in a direction that is opposite to a conveying direction of the recording medium; and a second supply unit that supplies gas to the drying unit in a direction from the heating unit to the partition member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251449

Drying device, non-transitory computer readable medium storing drying program, and image forming apparatus

A drying device includes a laser element that irradiates an irradiation region with a laser, the irradiation region including a plurality of droplets on a recording medium which are ejected by an ejection unit, ejecting droplets according to an image, along a transport direction of the recording medium and a direction crossing the transport direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251413

Apparatus, system, and method for compensating light emitting diodes

A semi-conductor chip for a print head, including: a plurality of leds; a drive circuit for supplying electrical power to the plurality of leds; and a control system calibrated to supply, using the drive circuit, the electrical power at a first magnitude to every led in the plurality of leds and configured to: receive a first external clock pulse less than a second external clock pulse used to calibrate the plurality of leds; change the first magnitude to at least one second magnitude proportional to the first external clock pulse; receive a third external clock pulse different from the first and second external clock pulses; and energize, using the drive circuit and in response to the third external clock pulse, the plurality of leds for a first internal strobe time at the at least one second magnitude calculated by the control system.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251186

Method and system for magnetic actuated mixing

A method and system for magnetic actuated mixing which use magnetic particles, non-magnetic abrasive particles and electromagnetic field to facilitate milling. The method and system use magnetic particles and a generated electromagnetic field to facilitate the milling as well. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250391

Cardiac pulse rate estimation from source video data

What is disclosed is a system and method for estimating cardiac pulse rate from a video of a subject being monitored for cardiac function. In one embodiment, batches of overlapping image frames are continuously received and processed by isolating regions of exposed skin. ... Xerox Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150250201

Printing 3d tempered chocolate

A method for printing a three-dimensional crystalline structure such as a chocolate layer wherein, after printing, the material has a desired crystal structure. An embodiment can include printing a liquid first layer of material with a printer onto a second layer of mate al having a crystal structure. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249810

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

An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A specified region detector detects, from an image to be subjected to image processing, a specified region selected by a user as an image region to be subjected to image processing. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249772

Image reader, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing image reading program

Provided is an image reader, including a reading unit that reads an image of a read body, an optical unit that forms the image of the read body on the reading unit, a filter unit that is disposed in the optical unit and eliminates infrared light by an interference film, a calculating unit that calculates a coefficient matrix during a color correction based on a reading position of the reading unit and spectral field angle characteristics of the filter unit in the reading position, and a correction unit that performs the color correction with respect to the image read by the reading unit using the coefficient matrix.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150249763

Image reading device and copier

An image reading device includes: a supplying tray on which a document is placed; a document conveyer that successively conveys the document placed on the supplying tray toward a reading position; a plurality of detection sensors that are disposed in a plurality of positions in a width direction intersecting a conveyance direction of the document, and detect a front edge of the document in the conveyance direction when the document is placed on the supplying tray; and a document reading portion that reads an image on the document passing the reading position, and generates an image signal.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248774

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

An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. An image information obtaining unit obtains image information concerning a first image. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248653

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and method

An image processing apparatus includes an image processing section that processes an image, a plug-in adding section that adds a plug-in, the plug-in being a function executed in corporation with the image processing section, an additional-charging-information adding section that adds additional charging information as the plug-in is added by the plug-in adding section, the additional charging information being set for a job included in the plug-in, and a charging section that charges for a job on a basis of the additional charging information, in a case where the job to be executed is included in at least one job included in the additional charging information and the job to be executed is executed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248599

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a detector, a memory, and a converter. The detector detects a ruling and an angle of a screen from a binary image of each plate, the binary image being obtained as a result of screen processing. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248590

Method and apparatus for processing image of scene of interest

A method for processing an image of a scene of interest includes receiving an original target image of a scene of interest at an image processing device from an image source device, the original target image exhibiting shadowing effects associated with the scene of interest when the original target image was captured, the original target image comprising a plurality of elements and representing an instantaneous state for the scene of interest, pre-processing the original target image using a modification identification algorithm to identify elements of the original target image to be modified, and generating a copy mask with a mask region representing the elements to be modified and a non-mask region representing other elements of the original target image. An image processing device for processing an image of a scene of interest and a non-transitory computer-readable medium are also provided.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248586

Self-learning object detectors for unlabeled videos using multi-task learning

A system and method enable generating a specific object detector for a category of interest. The method includes identifying seed objects in frames of a video sequence with a pre-trained generic detector for the category. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248221

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

An image processing device includes an image information acquiring unit that acquires image information of an image that is subjected to image processing, a path information acquiring unit that acquires position information of a path of an operation inputted by a user on the image, a calculation unit that calculates a magnitude of the path from the position information of the path, and an image processing unit that changes a degree to which to perform the image processing in accordance with the magnitude of the path, and performs the image processing with respect to the image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248104

Frame body structure, apparatus frame body, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a frame body structure including a first member that includes a side end bent in a direction separated from a floor when the frame body structure is placed on the floor and is provided along the floor, and a second member that includes a lower end contacting the side end, is raised over the side end, connects between the lower end and the side end, and includes a protrusion protruding immediately above an upper end edge of the side end, wherein the first member and the second member are combined with each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248103

Positioning structure, component installation structure, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a positioning structure into which a positioning protrusion provided at a member is inserted and which positions the member, wherein a metal plate is provided with a hole which is processed to have a shape protruding toward the positioning protrusion to be inserted therein and whose tip end portion on the protruding side has an increasing diameter toward a tip end and into which the positioning protrusion is inserted.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248100

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a driving unit and a circuit board. The driving unit includes a motor mount section to overlap a first image forming unit of plural image forming units in a rotation-axis direction of photoconductors, and has plural motors that drive the plural photoconductors and plural developing devices forming the image forming units, the intermediate transfer body, and the fixing device, in an assigned manner; and a driving-force transmission section to overlap the other image forming units in the rotation-axis direction, and has a driving-force transmission mechanism that transmits a driving force to the photoconductors and the developing devices forming the other image forming units. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248081

Image forming apparatus with oriented flake shape toner

An image forming apparatus includes a latent image forming unit that forms a latent image on a photoreceptor, a developing unit that accommodates a developer containing flake shape toner particles and develops the latent image using the developer to form a toner image on a surface of the photoreceptor, a transfer unit, a bias applying unit, and a fixing unit, wherein the flake shape toner particles have an average major axis length of from 7 μm to 20 μm and an average thickness of from 1 μm to 3 μm and contain a flake shape metallic pigment.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150247522

Dual-threaded stepped setscrew

Devices and methods for a setscrew device. An elongated cylindrical rod has a first threaded portion with a first diameter and a continuous spiraling thread, an unthreaded shank portion with a second diameter, and a second threaded portion having the second diameter and a continuous spiraling thread. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150246785

Sheet feeding device, and image processing system

Provided is a sheet feeding device including a tray that includes a roller that feeds a sheet to a body and a support member that supports the sheet and moves to change an interval from the roller, and a notifying unit that notifies attention calling information to check a movement state of the support member according to an opening and closing operation of the tray.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150246560

Recording material discharge device and recording material processing device using the same

Provided is a recording material discharge device including a recording material discharge member that discharges recording materials, and a recording material accommodating unit that accommodates the plural recording materials which are discharged from the recording material discharge member, wherein a discharge velocity of a first recording material discharged by the recording material discharge member is lower than a discharge velocity of each of second and subsequent recording materials.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150246552

Security pattern applied by selectively remelting ink within printed areas

A system for producing a security feature on a physical printed document that has a first image printed on a first side of a piece of medium is provided. The system includes a security portion forming device that melts a marking substance that forms the security portion of the first image such that the security portion soaks into the piece of medium and is visible from a second side of the piece of medium, the second side being opposite to the first side. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150246539

Electrostatic actuator with short circuit protection and process

An electrostatic actuator for a printhead. The electrostatic actuator may include a substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150245787

Real-time video processing for respiratory function analysis

What is disclosed is a system and method for processing a video for respiratory function analysis. In one embodiment, a video is received of a region of the subject's body where a time-varying signal corresponding to the subject's respiration can be registered by the video camera. ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150245711

Fixing device, fixing structure of apparatus, and fixing method of apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including an engaging member that includes a hook portion that is inserted into a hole provided in the apparatus and is hooked to an edge of the hole, and is configured of a planar member, a fixing portion that is fixed to the engaging member and is fixed to an installation surface on which the apparatus is installed, and a closing portion that is fixed to the engaging member so that a position of the closing portion is adjustable, closes the hole by being inserted into the hole, and is configured of the planar member, wherein the engaging member is fixed to the fixing portion so that a position of the engaging member is adjustable, and wherein the hook portion and the closing portion are disposed between the plural grooves.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150245632

Printed chocolate structures

A method for printing a three-dimensional crystalline structure such as a chocolate layer wherein, after printing, the material has a desired crystal structure and a plurality of non-random cavities. An embodiment can include printing a liquid first layer of material with a printer onto a second layer of material having a crystal structure. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244900

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

An image processing device includes a first image receiver that receives a first image used to specify an area within an image read by an image reading device, a second image receiver that receives a second image read by the image reading device, a decision unit that decides an area to extract from the second image on the basis of an area specified for the first image, and an extractor that extracts an image of the area decided by the decision unit from the second image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244897

Security mark with copyable and non-copyable elements

A document contains a security element that combines a correlation mark and microgloss mark so that foreground pixels of the correlation mark are printed in a toner of a first color, and pixels of the correlation mark overwrite portions of the correlation mark in a second color, but neither the first color nor the second color appear on areas that correspond to background pixels of the correlation mark.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244892

Methods and systems for capturing, sharing, and printing annotations

Embodiments of the disclosure disclose methods, and systems for capturing, sharing and printing annotations. The method includes receiving a physical document including hand-written annotation, the hand-written annotation is made by a user corresponding to at least a portion of the physical document. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244882

Automatically populating imposition options of document finishing devices

Methods and devices include a printing device automatically receiving capabilities of all the document finishing devices currently operatively connected to the printing device. These capabilities include attribute/value pairs, which are document attributes and associated document attribute values made available by the document finishing devices. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243915

Electronic device

An electronic device is disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a dielectric layer and a semiconducting layer. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150243276

Systems and methods for using latent variable modeling for multi-modal video indexing

A computer-implemented method performed in connection with a computerized system incorporating a processing unit and a memory, the computer-implemented method involving: using the processing unit to generate a multi-modal language model for co-occurrence of spoken words and displayed text in the plurality of videos; selecting at least a portion of a first video; extracting a plurality of spoken words from the selected portion of the first video; extracting a first displayed text from the selected portion of the first video; and using the processing unit and the generated multi-modal language model to rank the extracted plurality of spoken words based on probability of occurrence conditioned on the extracted first displayed text.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242798

Methods and systems for creating a simulator for a crowdsourcing platform

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for creating a simulator for a crowdsourcing platform. The method includes generating a plurality of rules indicative of at least one of a behavior or an interaction, of one or more entities associated with the crowdsourcing platform, based on one or more parameters associated with each of the one or more entities. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242713

Apparatus, system, and method for personalized medication labels

A computer-based apparatus for labeling medications, including: a processor for a computer configured to: calculate a configuration of a first medication package using a first digital image of the first medication package; create, using the configuration, a package template; receive first prescription information including a name of a patient, a name of a medication, a dosage of the medication, an amount of the medication, and a schedule for taking the medication; create a first custom label, using the package template and the first prescription information, the first custom label including a first plurality of data fields including the first prescription information and a configuration for the first custom label; and transmit first data, including the first custom label with the first prescription information entered in the first plurality of data fields, to a printer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242712

Display control apparatus, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A display control apparatus includes a display and a controller. The display displays a screen on which a target image and a processing image are arranged, the target image representing processing-target data, the processing image being an image for which a process to be performed on the processing-target data has been determined. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242711

Display control apparatus, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A display control apparatus includes an image display that displays a document image representing a document file; an accepting unit that accepts an operation to point a portion in the document image displayed in the image display; an extracting unit that, upon acceptance of the operation to point the portion in the document image by the accepting unit, extracts each image portion surrounded by pixels other than white pixels from the entire document image if a ratio of the white pixels in the pixels in the document image is higher than or equal to a predetermined threshold value in an area of a predetermined size centered at the pointed portion; and a display controller that performs control so as to display information concerning the image portion having the shortest distance from the portion, among the image portions extracted by the extracting unit, in the image display.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242708

Object classification with constrained multiple instance support vector machine

This disclosure provides method and systems of classifying a digital image of an object. Specifically, according to one exemplary embodiment, an object classifier is trained using a constrained mi-svm (multiple instance-support vector machine) approach whereby training images of objects are sampled to generate a collection of image regions associated with an object type and viewpoint, and the classifier is trained to determine an appropriate mid-level representation of the training image which is discriminative.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242695

On-street vehicle parking occupancy estimation via curb detection

A method and system for on-street vehicle parking occupancy estimation via curb detection comprises training a computer system to identify a curb, evaluating image data of the region of interest to determine a region wherein a curb is visible in said region of interest, and estimating a parking occupancy of said region of interest according to said region where said curb is visible.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242426

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

An information processing system includes a managing unit that manages objects for each of which at least one of a parent and a child is defined, an element name and an element value of an element composing content being associated with at least part of the objects in the managing unit; a receiving unit that receives a request for a process including specification of an authorized object with which authority information is associated; a setting unit that sets a target object on the basis of the authorized object and, if the element name specified in the request is not associated with the target object, repeats a process of setting a parent object of the target object as a new target object until a predetermined condition is met; and a responding unit that otherwise returns the element value associated with the target object as a response to the request.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242425

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

An information processing system includes a managing unit, a receiving unit, an acquiring unit, and a processing unit. The managing unit manages information about an object for which at least one of a parent and a child is defined. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242383

Methods and systems for capturing, sharing, and printing annotations

Embodiments of the disclosure disclose methods, and systems for capturing, sharing and printing annotations. The method includes receiving a physical document including hand-written annotation, the hand-written annotation is made by a user corresponding to at least a portion of the physical document. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241836

Constraining mechanism, cleaning device, image carrier unit, and image forming apparatus

A constraining mechanism includes a porous member that is in contact with a rotating body, which rotates about a rotation axis, and restrains foreign objects from moving in an axial direction of the rotating body and a covering portion that covers a portion of the porous member including an end portion of the porous member located upstream in a direction of rotation of the rotating body and that is in contact with the rotating body as a result of being pressed by the porous member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241830

Systems and methods for implementing an asynchronous buffering module with an integrated registration function for inline printing an image forming system

A system and method are provided for implementing an asynchronous buffering module and/or scheme employing an integrated registration function, particularly for in-line printing in an image forming system. Multiple simplex marking engines are arranged in series and provided with a mechanism that includes an asynchronous buffering module with the capacity to modify the timing of individual sheets of image receiving media passing between the in-line marking engines. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241819

Adjusting tone reproduction curve and belt tension to control printing errors

When performing a printing operation, methods and devices automatically increase a marking material quantity setting when an excessive speed variation condition of a transfer surface is present and an excessive background marking condition is absent. Alternatively, the methods and devices automatically increase tension of the transfer surface and decrease a marking material quantity setting when the excessive speed variation condition is present and the excessive background marking condition is also present. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150241805

Co-emulsification of insoluble compounds with toner resins

A process for making a latex emulsion suitable for use in a toner composition includes co-emulsifying a bio-based resin with an insoluble component, such as a pigment or wax, whereby the resin encapsulates the insoluble component. The resulting latex, including the insoluble component encapsulated in the resin, may then be utilized to form a toner. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150240126

Wear resistant transparent coating

The present disclosure provides a transparent cross-linked siloxane composition. The composition is a polymerization product of a mixture of a difunctional alkoxysilane precursor materials and a monofunctional alkoxysilane material. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150240102

Low viscosity and high loading silver nanoparticles inks for ultrasonic aerosol (ua)

A low viscosity and a high loading silver nanoparticle conductive ink having at least about 50% weight of silver nanoparticles, a solvent having a viscosity equal to or less than about 1 cps, and a stabilizer. The conductive ink has a viscosity of less than about 5 cps and is suitable for an ultrasonic sprayer printing ink.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150240101

High silver content nanosilver ink for gravure and flexographic printing applications

A high silver content nanosilver conductive ink includes at least about 65% weight of silver nanoparticles, a non-polar organic solvent and, a polymer binder. The conductive ink has a has a conductivity of from about 1.0×104 (s/cm) to about 4.0×105 (s/cm). ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150240100

Silver nanoparticle inks with gelling agent for gravure and flexographic printing

A silver nanoparticle conductive ink includes silver nanoparticles, a gelling agent, one or more non-polar organic solvents, and optionally a binder. The conductive ink is used for gravure and flexographic printing.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150240099

Silver flake conductive paste ink with nickel particles

A silver flake conductive paste ink includes a silver flake conductive material; non-compressible, conductive particles having a rough morphology; a binder; and a solvent. The conductive paste ink is suitable for screen printing with lower cost and improved conductivity and lower resistivity as compared with conventional conductive inks.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150239698

Systems and methods for implementing removal of detected wrinkling for web printing in a post processing device of an image forming system

A system and method are provided for implementing an automated process that independently manipulates a plurality of span-wise discrete individual pressure actuators in a movable pressure assembly associated with a nip-based drive unit to drive tensioned web continuous feed image receiving media in web-based printing devices. The disclosed process varyingly adjusts a relative pressure of between the opposing rolls to address a detected wrinkling condition. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150239256

Intermediate member surface composition for sensing by an image sensor

There is described a method of operating an aqueous ink jet printing apparatus. The printing apparatus includes a member defining a reflective imaging surface wherein the imaging surface is substantially white or grey in the visible spectrum and wherein the imaging surface has an optical density variation of less than about 0.3. ... Xerox Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150239246

Multiple thin film piezoelectric elements driving single jet ejection system

A printhead including a plurality of actuators, wherein each actuator of the plurality of actuators includes a plurality of drive electrodes, a plurality of diaphragms, and a single nozzle. Each drive electrode is uniquely paired with one of the diaphragms. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237530

Communication management system and non-transitory computer readable medium

A communication management system includes: a communication unit that respectively communicates with an information terminal belonging to one of a plurality of groups, via a communication channel assigned to the group to which the information terminal belongs, from among a plurality of communication channels; a control unit that controls a communication via the communication channel on the basis of a configuration value of bandwidth on the communication channel; and a bandwidth configuration unit that, for each communication channel, configures the configuration value of bandwidth on the communication channel, on the basis of data indicating time transitions of communication traffic volume of the group to which the communication channel is assigned.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237235

Color processing apparatus, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

Provided is a color processing apparatus including an associated information obtaining section that obtains first associated information in which first color information in a first color space is associated with first output color information that is a target to be output in a second color space, and second associated information in which the first color information is associated with second output color information in the second color space of an image output, an output section that outputs second color information in the first color space to the color adjustment target unit, an output color information obtaining section that obtains third output color information in the second color space output by the color adjustment target unit, and a conversion relation creating section that creates the conversion relation.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237230

Image reading apparatus

An image reading apparatus includes a reading apparatus body, an accommodation member, and a positioning member. The reading apparatus body reads a document mounted on a document platen. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237226

Printing instruction apparatus, image forming system, printing instruction method, and computer readable medium

A printing instruction apparatus includes a display, a reception unit, and a changing unit. The display displays a selection screen for allowing a user to select an execution function, which is a printing function to be executed, from among printing functions provided in plural printing apparatuses. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237220

Tracking source of job parameters in print jobs

Methods and devices receive a print job, evaluate the print job to identify job parameter settings and associated sources of the job parameter settings, transmit the job parameter settings and the associated sources to a database, and transmit the print job to a marking device to cause the marking device to print the print job. These methods and devices also provide access to the database to view the job parameter settings and the associated sources, and/or change the job parameter settings. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237219

Methods and systems for automatically converting a mobile rendering job to a secure rendering job

Methods, systems and processor-readable media for converting a mobile rendering job to a secure rendering job. A secure rendering module can be configured in association with a print path with respect to a mobile telecommunications device. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237218

Method and apparatus for redirecting print job requests to digital alternatives

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for redirecting a print job request are disclosed. For example, the method receives a print job request, converts the print job request into a format of a digital alternative, analyzes the print job request to obtain one or more print job parameters, applies one or more print rules to the one or more print job parameters to determine that the print job request should be redirected to the digital alternative, provides an option to redirect the print job request to the digital alternative and provides the digital alternative when the option to redirect the print job request to the digital alternative is selected.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150237059

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a detector that detects an attack performed via a communication line, and a changing unit that changes a current attacked address of the information processing apparatus to an address different from the current attacked address if the attack is detected by the detector.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150236938

Bandwidth measuring device, bandwidth measuring method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided a bandwidth measuring device. An extracting unit extracts, as a cutoff frequency, a highest frequency component among frequency components obtained by fourier transform on transition data indicating a transition of communication congestion traffic with respect to a time in a communication network. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235628

Display control device, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is a method including causing a projection apparatus that outputs projection light to a predetermined display area to project and display a first image including plural figures such that the plural figures are respectively displayed in plural positions of a projection area that is projected by the projection light, specifying a figure of which brightness value is a maximum among the displayed plural figures so as to specify a brightness center point at which the brightness value is a maximum in the projection area, and causing the projection apparatus to project and display a second image indicating the specified brightness center point.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235295

System and method of communicating with distributed marketplaces

A method of processing a specification may include receiving, by a home site, information regarding a search for at least one good or service, automatically generating, by the home site, a specification comprising a command block, an origin block and a routing block, based on the received information, and transmitting, by the home site, the specification to the one or more destination marketplaces. One or more of the command block, the origin block and the routing block may include one or more domain-specific language instructions. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235160

Generating gold questions for crowdsourcing

A system and method for generating gold questions for labeling tasks are disclosed. The method includes sampling a positive class from a predefined set of classes to be used in labeling documents, based on a computed measure of class popularity. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235149

Methods and systems for evaluating performance of print production environments

A method of simulating performance of a print production environment may include receiving, by a computing device, print production environment information that comprises one or more of the following: inventory information from a warehouse management system, worker information from a people management system, equipment information from an equipment management system, or job information from a job management system. The method may include receiving, by the computing device, a performance parameter associated with the print production environment, and performing, by the computing device, a simulation of operation of the print production environment using the received print production environment information to determine an impact of the performance parameter on the print production environment's performance.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234802

Information input system and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is an information input system including an information input field display section that displays an information input field for inputting information for each of plural persons inputting information, a specified problem input field display section that displays a specified problem input field for inputting a character string indicating a specified problem with respect to the input information for a problem-specifying person, a recording section that associates and records character string information with the information input field when an input of the character string is received from the problem-specifying person, and a guidance display section that displays, as input guidance, at least one character string information item, which is recorded by the recording section, along with the information input field when a request for display of the information input field is received from any one of the plural persons inputting information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234623

Print-command support device and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print-command support device includes an accepting unit, an authenticating unit, a receiving unit, and a processing unit. The accepting unit accepts user information related to a user of a printing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234581

Method and apparatus for adjusting and moving a user interface for single handed use on an endpoint device

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for adjusting and moving a user interface for single handed use on an endpoint device are disclosed. For example, the method determines a thumb span of a hand of a user on a touch screen display of the endpoint device, detects via one or more sensors on the endpoint device that the user is holding the endpoint device with a single hand, adjusting a size of the user interface to be within dimensions of the thumb span in response to the detecting and moves the user interface in a direction towards the single hand in response to the detecting.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234574

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit, an extracting unit, a transmitting unit, a receiving unit, and a display. The setting unit sets, in a first area that displays thumbnails, a second area that includes a thumbnail that is open to a person concerned among the thumbnails. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234347

Systems and methods for mounting an externally readable monitoring module on a rotating customer replaceable component in an operating device

A system and method are provided for facilitating high quality communications in an image forming device by providing a mechanism that fixes a position of an electronically readable/writable memory module, such as a customer replaceable unit monitor (crum) for a rotatable customer replaceable unit (cru), with respect to a crum reader in the image forming device. A ring-like mounting device is non-fixedly attached to the cru in a manner that limits axial relative movement between the ring-like mounting device and the cru along a rotating axis of the cru. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234337

Sheet-edge detecting device and image forming apparatus

A sheet-edge detecting device includes first and second detecting units and a determining unit. The detecting units are disposed at an edge of a sheet having feed holes in a direction crossing a transporting direction of the sheet, and are separated from each other in the transporting direction so as not to be positioned in one or more feed holes simultaneously. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234335

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes at least one imaging device including at least a photoconductor, a charging device, an exposure device, a developing device, and a transfer device; a detector that detects that the photoconductor of the imaging device has reached the end of a life of the photoconductor; and a controller that controls the imaging device under an imaging condition including a charge condition, an exposure condition, a development condition, and a transfer condition. After the controller acquires detection information of the detector, the controller controls the imaging device by changing the imaging condition to a condition that decreases an image quality.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234327

Cleaning device and image forming apparatus

A cleaning device includes a cleaning device body including a cleaning member, the cleaning member being in contact with a surface of an image carrier so as to remove developer retained on the surface of the image carrier; and a fixing member that fixes an end of the cleaning device body in a longitudinal direction to a side surface of a frame that supports the image carrier and corresponds to the end of the cleaning device body in the longitudinal direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234312

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that rotates, a latent image forming unit that forms an electrostatic latent image on the image carrier, a developing unit that develops the electrostatic latent image formed on the image carrier, with a developer including a toner and an external additive, a transfer unit that transfers an image developed on the image carrier to a recording material, a cleaning member that cleans a residue remaining on the image carrier after transfer, a supply unit that supplies a developing bias, which has an alternating-current component superimposed on a direct-current component, between the image carrier and the developing unit, and a setting part that increases a peak-to-peak value of the alternating-current component of the developing bias when a non-image region on the image carrier passes a developing region, in comparison to when an image region on the image carrier passes the developing region.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234305

Polyester resin for toner, toner for electrostatic charge image development, and toner cartridge

There is provided a polyester resin for a toner, which is a polycondensate of (a) a polycarboxylic acid component and a polyol component including (b) polyol represented by the specific general formula and (c) a chain-like aliphatic polyol, wherein the total amount of (b) the polyol represented by the specific general formula and (c) the chain-like aliphatic polyol is 60 mol % to 100 mol % in the entire alcohol components, and the molar ratio ((b)/(c)) of (b) the polyol represented by the specific general formula to (c) the chain-like aliphatic polyol is 0.1 to 1.0.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234299

Intermediate transfer members and processes

An intermediate transfer member that contains a mixture of a polyimide generated from a polyamic acid, an optional conductive component, and a polyethylene glycol silicone phosphate, and processes of preparation thereof.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150233854

Sensor detecting multiple weights of multiple items

An apparatus includes: an elongated conductor (e.g., having a length dimension that is greater than its width dimension); an elongated resistor contacting the elongated conductor; and secondary conductors contacting the elongated resistor. The elongated resistor is positioned between the elongated conductor and the secondary conductors. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150232642

Polymeric nanoparticles comprising turmeric

Disclosed herein are latex emulsion compositions comprising water, turmeric, at least one surfactant, and at least one organic monomer, wherein the latex emulsion composition has an average particle size of less than about 250 nm. Also disclosed herein are processes for preparing a latex emulsion composition comprising water, turmeric, at least one surfactant, and at least one organic monomer, wherein the latex emulsion composition has an average particle size of less than about 250 nm. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150232256

Portable cassette for dispensing medication and method thereof

An apparatus for dispensing medications, including: a portable cassette including with a body portion including a plurality of cassette compartments and at least one lid displaceable with respect to the body portion to enable access to the cassette compartments in a predetermined sequence; and a pill-dispenser including at least one dispensing compartment arranged to store respective pills of at least one respective medication; a dispensing element configured to release the respective pills from the at least one dispensing compartment; and a cassette element arranged to receive the portable cassette and displace the portable cassette so that at least one of the in respective pills falls into each cassette compartment. After the at least one of the respective pills fall into said each cassette compartment: the portable cassette is removable from the pill-dispenser; and the lid is displaceable to control access to the cassette compartments.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150231910

Infrared reflective pigments in a transfix blanket in a printer

A transfix blanket for a printer may include a substrate layer. A conformance layer may be disposed at least partially on the substrate layer. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229851

Hyperspectral single pixel imager with fabry perot filter

A method is provided for using a single-pixel imager in order to spatially reconstruct an image of a scene. The method can comprise the following: configuring a light filtering device including an array of imaging elements to a spatially varying optical filtering process of incoming light according to a series of spatial patterns corresponding to sampling functions. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229807

Methods and systems for processing low resolution images via error diffusion

Methods and systems for processing a low resolution image via a low resolution error diffusion algorithm. A low resolution binary output pixel can be generated utilizing a general error diffusion algorithm. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229806

Image processing apparatus, image reading apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes an extracting unit that extracts identification information items from image information items of a document group that includes plural individual documents, each of the identification information items being included in a corresponding one of the individual documents, a corresponding information generating unit that generates corresponding information items that indicate corresponding relationships between the identification information items and the image information items of the individual documents, and an electronic document generating unit that rearranges an order of the identification information items on the basis of contents of the identification information items and generates an electronic document that includes the image information items of the document group, the corresponding information items, and the identification information items that have been sorted.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229805

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

An infrared image pattern is created on a recording medium having a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating an electronic image region having a pattern; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of electronic image region and the pattern of the electronic image region; electronically painting a predetermined portion of the holes within the electronic image region with a third color, the third color being equal to the first color but having opposite infrared properties; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium such that the recording medium is only visible through the holes not painted with the third color when viewing the recording medium using infrared illumination and such that the electronic image region is visible when a relative angle between an observer's viewing angle and an angle of illuminating the recording medium by an illumination source is a first angle, the electronic image region not having the predetermined portion of the holes painted with the second color being not visible when the relative angle between the observer's viewing angle and the angle of illuminating the recording medium by the illumination source is a second angle, the second angle being not equal to the first angle.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229803

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

An ultraviolet image pattern and a gloss effect pattern are created on a recording medium having florescence properties and being a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color, holes, and a first pattern, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink, the second electronic pattern ink including the second color, holes, and the first pattern, the holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a third color, the third color being equal to the first color; electronically creating an electronic image region having a background and a foreground; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, the background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, the foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on a recording medium such that only the florescence properties of the recording medium are only visible through the holes when viewing the recording medium using ultraviolet illumination and such that the electronic image region is visible when a relative angle between an observer's viewing angle and an angle of illuminating the recording medium by an illumination source is a first angle, the electronic image region not having the predetermined portion of the holes painted with the third color being not visible when the relative angle between the observer's viewing angle and the angle of illuminating the recording medium by the illumination source is a second angle, the second angle being not equal to the first angle.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150229794

Triggering workflows from a multifunction device

In response to user selection of a workflow from among workflow menu options presented on a graphic user interface of a multifunction device, methods and systems automatically and dynamically create device-specific user interface screens that are used in execution of the selected workflow. The device-specific user interface screens comply with unique formatting requirements of the graphic user interface of the multifunction device upon which they are displayed. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150228060

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

An information processing apparatus for producing combined image data includes an image data acquiring unit that acquires two image data items a difference obtaining unit that obtains a difference in brightness between the data items a difference area identifying unit that identifies a difference area a surrounding brightness difference obtaining unit that obtains a difference between a brightness of the difference area and a brightness of an area located around the difference area a correction target area information producing unit that produces correction target area information which indicates a correction target area, in which one of the data items, having a greater difference obtained by the surrounding brightness difference obtaining unit, is used as the correction target area and a combined image data producing unit that produces the combined image data, based on the data items and the correction target area information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150228015

Methods and systems for analyzing financial dataset

Disclosed are the embodiments for creating a model capable of identifying one or more clusters in a financial data. An input is received pertaining to a range of numbers. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227952

Multi-target tracking for demand management

In a method for monitoring a tracked parameter for a set of targets, a first methodology is applied during a current time interval to acquire observations of the tracked parameter for a selected sub-set of the set of targets. A second methodology is applied during the current time interval to acquire observations of the tracked parameter for at least those targets that are not in the selected sub-set of the set of targets. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227896

Gateway facilitating document transactions and related methods

Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose gateway facilitating document transactions and related methods. Specifically, the disclosure discloses a gateway facilitating document transactions within a third party workflow. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227833

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing rule management section that manages plural continuous setting operations, which are set as processing rules for completing processing, by applying identification numbers to the processing rules at least some of which are changed, an executed operation information acquisition section that acquires executed operation information relating to operations executed for completing the processing in an order in which the executed operations are performed, and a determination section that determines if the executed operation information based on comparison between the acquired executed operation information and each of the setting operations in the plural processing rules managed by the processing rule management section is true or false.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227826

Print instruction apparatus, printer, printing system, print instruction method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print instruction apparatus includes a group information acquisition unit that acquires information identifying a feeder unit included in a group including two or more feeder units, from among a plurality of feeder units mounted on a printer to feed paper sheets, where if one feeder unit in the group runs out of paper sheets during printing, another feeder unit in the same group is configured to feed paper sheets, and a display that acquires information related to a remaining amount of paper sheets each of the feeder units in the group, and displays information related to a total remaining amount of paper sheets in the group.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227825

Image adjusting apparatus, image forming apparatus, and managing apparatus

Provided is an image adjusting apparatus, including an acceptable adjustment factor acquisition unit that acquires acceptable adjustment factors which are factors for adjusting an image forming unit and adjustment factors accepted to a user who performs an image adjustment, an examination result acquisition unit that acquires an examination result of an image formed by the image forming unit, and a real adjustment factor selection unit that selects real adjustment factors which are factors for actually performing an image adjustment with respect to the image forming unit among the acceptable adjustment factors based on the acquired examination result.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227824

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a print image generation section that generates print image data to be supplied to a printing device by executing a rasterizing process with a resolution for printing on print data, and an image density calculation section that executes the rasterizing process on the print data with a resolution lower than the resolution for printing and calculates image density information used in control of an image forming process in the printing device based on raster image data which is generated through the rasterizing process and has a resolution lower than the resolution for printing, wherein a difference in a processing speed between the print image generation section and the image density calculation section causes the image density information of a page prior to a page of the print image data being printed by the printing device to be supplied to the printing device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227821

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a print image generation section that generates print image data to be supplied to a printing device by executing a rasterizing process and an additional process for printing on print data, and an image density calculation section that executes the rasterizing process on the print data without the additional process and calculates image density information used in control of an image forming process in the printing device from raster image data generated through the rasterizing process to process the print data at a speed higher than a speed in print image generation section, wherein a difference in a processing speed between the print image generation section and the image density calculation section causes image density information of a page prior to a page of the print image data printed by the printing device to be supplied to the printing device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227691

Methods and systems for analyzing healthcare data

Disclosed are the embodiments for creating a model capable of identifying one or more clusters in a healthcare dataset. An input is received pertaining to a range of numbers. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227690

System and method to facilitate patient on-boarding

An electronic medical record creation system receives an image of a patent identification card, as well as an image of a healthcare insurance card. The system processes the image of the identification card to extract the patient name, and it processes the image of the healthcare insurance card to extract names of one or more covered persons. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227616

Non-transitory computer readable medium, information retrieving apparatus, and information retrieving method

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process including receiving input of a character for searching search-target information, searching, on a basis of the received character, an attribute value associated with the search-target information, and outputting, as a result of a search, a content of a matching attribute value and a degree of relevance between the received character and the content of the matching attribute value, as a list for each attribute value corresponding to the received character.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227447

Failure predictive system, and failure predictive apparatus

Provided is a failure predictive system, including a collection unit that collects information with respect to a job implemented in a monitored apparatus and information with respect to a job to be implemented, a calculating unit that calculates a probability of a failure occurrence in the monitored apparatus based on information with respect to the implemented job and information with respect to the job to be implemented which are collected by the collection unit, and an output unit that outputs information based on the probability when the probability calculated by the calculating unit is over a threshold value.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227332

Detection of a floating signature on a signature page of an electronic document prior to printing

Disclosed are devices, including both a front-end computerized device used to submit a print job and a printing device receiving a print job, that can detect a floating signature on the signature page of an electronic document in the print job and can halt printing of that print job until further action is taken by a user. The devices can apply a set of heuristics to analyze the electronic document in order to determine whether it has a signature page and, if so, whether the signature page contains a floating signature. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227103

Image detection device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is an image detection device including a light-emitting unit that emits light toward an image holding member, a first light-receiving unit that is disposed at a position where specular reflected light of the light emitted toward the image holding member is received, a second light-receiving unit that is disposed at a position where diffuse reflected light of the light emitted toward the image holding member is received, a light-emission control unit that controls an intensity of the light emitted by the light-emitting unit, and a reference member that is disposed at a position through which light having an intensity that is less than an intensity detectable by the second light-receiving unit passes in a case of the first intensity and through which light having an intensity that is equal to or higher than the intensity detectable by the second light-receiving unit passes in a case of the second intensity.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227100

Failure predictive system, and failure predictive apparatus

Provided is a failure predictive system, including a storage unit that stores a first model, a second model, and a third model, which are models prepared in advance based on data acquired with respect to one or more monitored apparatuses, an acquiring unit that acquires data of the control parameters and the data of the usages with respect to the monitored apparatus which is a failure predictive object, and a calculation unit that calculates a failure occurrence probability of the monitored apparatus which is the failure predictive object based on the data of the control parameters and the data of the usages acquired by the acquiring unit, and the first to the third models stored in the storage unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227099

Optical sensor with multiple detect modes

An imaging apparatus including an imaging system and an optical sensor for detecting a print medium within a paper path. The optical sensor may include at least one light emitter and at least one light detector. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227088

Nanodiamond-containing check film for transfer assist blade applications

A transfer assist blade including a plurality of layers, one of the layers being a check film layer including a thermoplastic layer and a plurality of nanodiamonds.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227076

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming portion that uses toner containing flat pigment; a second image forming portion that uses toner not containing the flat pigment; and a toner image carrier that carries a first toner image that is formed in the first image forming portion and a second toner image that is formed in the second image forming portion. The image forming apparatus has a mode in which a relationship am<ac is satisfied, where am denotes a number of toner layers of the first toner image that is carried by the toner image carrier, and ac denotes the number of toner layers of the second toner image that is carried by the toner image carrier.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227072

Low energy consumption monochrome toner for single component development system

A low energy consumption monochrome toner includes a surface additive package having a high charging silica compound, an aerating silica compound, a colloidal silica compound, a polymeric spacer, and a crosslinked spacer. The low energy consumption monochrome toner is suitable for high speed printing in scd systems while decreasing minimum fusing temperature, maintaining excellent hot offset and storage, and exhibiting a matte finish.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227065

Seamless intermediate transfer belt

An image forming apparatus comprising a seamless intermediate transfer belt, and methods for making the same. The seamless intermediate transfer belt comprises a carbon black dispersion and a mechanically robust polymer material having very high molecular weight.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150226372

Rotational support mechanism

A rotational support mechanism includes: a fixing member that holds a support subject unit; an inner chassis that supports the fixing member so that the fixing member is rotatable in a vertical plane via a tilt shaft structure that is formed between the fixing member and the inner chassis; an outer chassis that is formed so as to cover the inner chassis from outside; a pedestal that supports the inner chassis and the outer chassis so that the inner chassis and the outer chassis are rotatable in a horizontal plane via a swivel shaft that is formed between a combination of the inner chassis and the outer chassis and the pedestal; and a first rotatable range restricting unit that is detachable and restricts a horizontal rotatable range of the support subject unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150224803

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

An ultraviolet image pattern is created on a recording medium having florescence properties and a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color, holes, and a first pattern, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink, the second electronic pattern ink including the second color, holes, and the first pattern, the holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a third color, the third color being equal to the first color; electronically creating an electronic image region having a background and a foreground; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, the background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, the foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on a recording medium such that only the florescence properties of the recording medium are only visible through the holes when viewing the recording medium using ultraviolet illumination.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150224798

Image forming apparatus, and insertion container

Provided is an image forming apparatus including a main body that is provided with an insertion hole, and forms an image on a recording medium, and an insertion container in which the recording medium is stored, and that is inserted into the insertion hole, wherein the insertion container includes a first part, a second part that extends rearward in a direction of the insertion from the first part, and that is movable forward and backward in the insertion direction with respect to the first part, a fastening tool that fastens the second part to the first part, a releasing tool that releases the fastening tool when grasped, and that moves forward and backward with the second part, and a protruding tool that protrudes from the second part to the main body when the releasing tool is grasped, and that prevents the second part from being inserted into the insertion hole.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150224791

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

An infrared image pattern and a gloss effect image pattern are created on a recording medium by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a first color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the first color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink using the first color and including filled holes, the filled holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a second color, the second color having infrared properties opposite of infrared properties of the recording medium; electronically creating an electronic image region; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, a foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium such that the electronic image region is visible when a relative angle between an observer's viewing angle and an angle of illuminating the recording medium by an illumination source is a first angle, the electronic image region not having the predetermined portion of the holes painted with the second color being not visible when the relative angle between the observer's viewing angle and the angle of illuminating the recording medium by the illumination source is a second angle, the second angle being not equal to the first angle and such that the recording medium is only visible through the holes not painted with the second color when viewing the recording medium using infrared illumination.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150224788

Chemically reactive test strip for detecting mis-firing print heads with clear fluids

A jetting-fault analysis system can include a print head with a plurality of nozzles for ejecting a print medium, a testing substrate that can include a carrier and at least one color-changing material that changes color and forms a color pattern upon exposure to at least one color-change inducer, an applicator for deliver a color-change inducer to the testing substrate, and a color-pattern imaging system for analyzing the color pattern.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222859

Vehicle detection method and system including irrelevant window elimination and/or window score degradation

This disclosure provides vehicle detection methods and systems including irrelevant search window elimination and/or window score degradation. According to one exemplary embodiment, provided is a method of detecting one or more parked vehicles in a video frame, wherein candidate search windows are limited to one or more predefined window shapes. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222784

Data storage system, image processing device, portable terminal, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing device includes storage unit, a communication portion and an image processing function control portion. The storage unit stores image data. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222777

Document reading device

A document reading device is capable of preventing distortion or twisting occurring in a document conveying device from being transmitted to a reading carriage incorporated in the document conveying device. A document reading device includes a second reading carriage provided in a document conveying unit and configured to read a surface of a document different from a surface read by a first reading carriage, a support frame having a support surface supporting the second reading carriage, a retaining member retaining the second reading carriage by sandwiching the same between itself and the support frame, and an elastic member provided between the second reading carriage and retaining member to press the second reading carriage against the support frame. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150222775

Parameter setting system and parameter setting apparatus

Provided is a parameter setting system, including a storage unit that memorizes a history of parameter values in an image forming apparatus in association with a type of paper, an acquiring unit that acquires a trend of parameter values in plural image forming apparatuses of the same type with the image forming apparatus with respect to each type of plural other paper sheets in which the number of types of switched paper and the number of histories are greater than or equal to a threshold value, and a calculating unit that calculates a parameter value to be set with respect to the type of switched paper based on the trend of parameter values acquired with respect to the type of switched paper and each type of the plural other paper sheets, and the history corresponding to each type of the plural other paper sheets.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220871

Methods and systems for scheduling a batch of tasks

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for scheduling a batch of tasks on one or more crowdsourcing platforms. The method includes generating one or more forecast models for each of the one or more crowdsourcing platforms based on historical data associated with each of the one or more crowdsourcing platforms and a robustness parameter. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220791

Automatic training of a parked vehicle detector for large deployment

Methods and systems for training a parked vehicle detector. Video data regarding one or more parking sites can be captured. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220752

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a file acquiring unit, a generating unit, a data processing unit, and an output unit. The file acquiring unit acquires a file on the basis of an instruction from a user. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220493

Display control apparatus, display control method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided a display control apparatus. An acquisition unit acquires document information including a main body and information on one or a plurality of charts. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220298

Display control device, display, display system and computer-readable medium

A display control device includes a position specifying unit, an image specifying unit and a controller. The position specifying unit specifies a position of a second apparatus on a display screen of a first apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220054

Sheet feeding device and image forming apparatus

A sheet feeding device includes an attracting mechanism and a changing mechanism. The attracting mechanism includes a lifting section and a maintaining section. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220052

Systems and methods for implementing a scheme for cooling, and minimizing curl in, output image receiving media substrates in image forming devices

A system and method are provided for cooling and de-curling output image receiving media substrates prior to stacking them in output trays of office-sized image forming devices. Customer requirements are met by providing a cooling capacity with a simple module that is particularly adaptable to a standard office-sized image forming device without increasing a vertical footprint of the device. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220027

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier; an intermediate transfer body; a second-transfer member; a support mechanism that supports the second-transfer member in a second-transfer region; a surface-positioning member that is disposed upstream of the second-transfer member in a transport direction; a determination device that determines whether or not a recording medium is a thin medium; and a controller that, in a case where it is determined that the recording medium is a thin medium, controls the support mechanism so as to move the second-transfer member more upstream in the transport direction than in other cases and controls the position of the surface-positioning member so as to move the second-transfer member in a direction such that an angle between the intermediate transfer body and the second-transfer member on the upstream side becomes larger than in other cases.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220025

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a transfer member, plural transfer sections, and a medium transfer section. The transfer member has an endless shape. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220024

Transfer member and image forming apparatus

A transfer member includes a shaft and a body. When a measurement member is brought into contact with an outer surface of the body and voltage applied to the measurement member is changed by electrically connecting the shaft to ground, a time constant τv is measured based on a change in electric potential occurring on a surface of the measurement member. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220012

Hyperpigmented magenta toner

Hyperpigmented magenta toner, that is indistinguishable from standard and conventional magenta toner, contains pr122 and pr260 in a 56:44 weight ratio and can be used with reduced tma as compared to conventional magenta toner.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220009

Electrostatic charge image developing toner, electrostatic charge image developer, toner cartridge, and process cartridge

An electrostatic charge image developing toner has toner particles that contain a binder resin containing a polyester resin, a release agent containing hydrocarbon-based wax, styrene(meth)acrylic resin particles, and an aluminum element, wherein fluorescent x-ray net intensity of the aluminum element existing in the toner particles is from 0.1 to 0.3, and 70% or more of the release agent among the entire release agent exists within 800 nm from the surface of the toner particles.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150218304

Processes for purifying diketopyrrolopyrrole copolymers

Processes for purifying diketopyrrolopyrrole (dpp) copolymers are disclosed. An organic phase containing the dpp copolymer is treated with an aqueous ammonia solution and then with a palladium scavenger. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150217958

Systems and methods for implementing unique offsetting stacker registration using omni-directional wheels for set compiling in image forming devices

A system and method are provided for improving stack integrity for a set of image receiving media substrates at an output of a compiler in an image forming device by positioning a particularly configured substrate handling device downstream of the output of the compiler in a process direction. The substrate handling device is configured of a plurality of omni-directional wheeled devices that provide drive (traction) normal to a motor axis under control of one of a respective plurality of independent motors while allowing sliding in the motor axis direction. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150217954

Sheet feeding device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a sheet feeding device including a first arrangement member that abuts an end portion in a width direction of a fed and stacked sheet material, arranges the width direction of the sheet material, and forms a first blown-out port, a second arrangement member that is mounted on the first arrangement member, is disposed in a sheet material side with respect to the first arrangement member, abuts an end portion in a width direction of a small sheet material having a narrower width than the sheet material arranged by the first arrangement member, arranges the width direction of the small sheet material, and forms a second blown-out port, and a passage member that forms a passage introducing the air blown out from the first blown-out port to the second blown-out port.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150217952

Paper supply device

A sheet supply device includes a sheet supply tray, a delivery roller contacting a topmost surface of a sheet bundle on the sheet supply tray to deliver the sheet, and separation means feeding the sheet delivered by the delivery roller one by one in a separated manner. The sheet supply device further includes an elevating tray freely elevated/lowered to support a leading end side of the sheet bundle placed on the sheet supply tray and to move the topmost surface of the sheet bundle to a delivery position, a first drive section elevating/lowering the elevating tray, a second drive section elevating/lowering the delivery roller, and a controller controlling the first and second drive sections to elevate the elevating tray until the topmost surface of the sheet bundle reaches the delivery position and thereafter lower the delivery roller to a position contacting the topmost surface of the sheet bundle.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150217568

Printhead with nanotips for nanoscale printing and manufacturing

A nanoprinthead including an array of nanotip cantilevers, where each nanotip cantilever includes a nanotip at an end of a cantilever, and a method for forming the nanoprinthead. Each nanotip may be individually addressable through use of an array of piezoelectric actuators. ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150217513

Correcting biased diameter size variations in aperture array

A method of correcting aperture size variations on an aperture plate, includes characterizing variations in aperture size in an array of apertures in a nozzle plate, obtaining a transfer function that relates mask aperture size to a final ablated aperture size, and using the transfer function to create a modified imaging mask.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150217253

Steam injection nozzle for emulsification/distillation

A process and device for making a latex emulsion suitable for use in a toner composition which uses steam injection emulsification (sie) are disclosed, including a steam injection nozzle system, where the nozzle has one or more holes for releasing steam into an emulsion, which induces turbulence in the emulsion to facilitate emulsification, solvent distillation or both to produce latex emulsions for making toner.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215487

Document management system, document management device, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A document management system includes an image reading unit, an image data dividing unit, an information acquisition unit, and a process unit. The image reading unit reads images of a plurality of documents and generates read image data of the plurality of documents. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150215173

Methods and systems for scheduling a task

Disclosed are the methods for scheduling a task including at least one sub-task, on one or more computing devices in a distributed computing environment. A set of computing devices are identified from the one or more computing devices, based on an availability of a set of computational resources on the set of computing devices. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213923

Electronic apparatus, exposing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is an electronic apparatus including a housing formed of a conductor, a first cable that includes a first shielding layer, a conductive wire group arranged on one surface of the first shielding layer, and a first insulating layer that covers the conductive wire group, and is disposed to cause the first insulating layer to come into contact with the housing, and a second cable that includes a second shielding layer, a conductive wire group arranged on one surface of the second shielding layer, and a second insulating layer that covers the conductive wire group, and is stacked on the first cable to cause the second insulating layer to come into contact with the first shielding layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213405

Methods and systems for facilitating document transactions

Some embodiments are directed to document banking systems and methods for facilitating service to an account holder. A document banking system includes a receiver for receiving a service request from the account holder and a service point manager for maintaining information about registered service points and service(s) provided by them. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213393

Methods and systems for presenting task information to crowdworkers

Methods and systems for presenting a task information to a crowdworker. One or more tasks, performed by the crowdworker, are monitored. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213332

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes a character recognizing unit that performs character recognition on a first image and on a second image, a comparing unit that compares a first character recognition result of the first image obtained by the character recognizing unit, with a second character recognition result of the second image obtained by the character recognizing unit, a determining unit that extracts matching characters between the two character recognition results, and determines whether a character existing between the matching characters, which is obtained as either the first or second character recognition result, is one of a character deleted from the first image, an inserted character that does not exist in the first image but exists in the second image, and a character by which a character in the first image has been replaced, and an outputting unit that outputs a comparison result obtained by the comparing unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213258

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a warning unit. The warning unit outputs a warning to change authentication information from an initial setting value in a case when the authentication information has not been changed from the initial setting value, the authentication information being used for authentication for using at least one service in which information held by the information processing apparatus is provided via a communication unit.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213155

Package definition system with non-symmetric functional elements as a function of package edge property

A package generation system creates a package definition file for creation of a package flat. The file includes dimensions for cut lines along which the package will be separated from a two dimensional substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213106

Methods and systems for recommending cloud-computing services to a customer

There is provided systems and methods for creating a repository of templates. The templates are deterministic of a configuration a virtual machine. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213097

Non-transitory computer readable medium and attribute information providing apparatus

An attribute information providing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a candidate attribute value of an attribute information piece registered in association with one document information piece from attribute information pieces associated with other document information pieces; and a display unit that determines priority and performs display of the candidate attribute value on a basis of the priority, the priority being determined on a basis of a number of matching information pieces in a case where the attribute information pieces associated with the other document information pieces are searched by using as a search string the candidate attribute value acquired by the acquisition unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213039

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

An information processing apparatus includes a recording unit, a log display unit, a selection unit, and a storage location data display unit. The recording unit records log entries regarding pieces of data selected by a user as targets of an information process in an information log. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213007

Translation processing device, non-transitory computer readable medium, and translation processing method

A translation processing device includes a setting unit classifying languages into categories and setting a typical language for each category, a first converter converting between a sentence in a first language and a sentence in a first typical language, a second converter converting between a sentence in the first typical language and a sentence in a second typical language, and an acquiring unit acquiring information of an input sentence, the first language, and a second language. If the first language is not the first typical language, the first converter converts the input sentence into a sentence in the first typical language. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212768

Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An image forming apparatus includes a selection-information acquiring unit, a type-information acquiring unit, and a selecting unit. The selection-information acquiring unit acquires selection information including information representing an additional apparatus which is selectable in accordance with a combination of one or more types of additional apparatuses connectable to the image forming apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212764

Print instruction assistance device, printing system, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print instruction assistance device includes an acquisition unit, a recognition unit, and an output unit. The acquisition unit acquires usage record information concerning a usage record of multiple functions of each of multiple printers. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212595

Systems and methods for hiding and finding digital content associated with physical objects via coded lighting

A method involving: designating, based on an instruction received from a user, an area within an illumination field of a projector; using the projector to project a light encoded with coordinate information; receiving a content or a content information from the user; associating, using the processing unit, the designated area within an illumination field of the projector with the content or the content information received from the user; detecting the light encoded with the coordinate information using a mobile device positioned within the illumination field of the projector; determining a position of the mobile device within the illumination field of the projector based on the detected light encoded with the coordinate information; and causing, on condition that the determined position of the mobile device is within the designated area, the mobile device to display the content.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212573

Storing print jobs received during sleep mode

Methods and devices automatically and regularly transition a printing apparatus between a full-on power mode and a full-sleep power mode based on a previously established sleep mode schedule. Such methods and devices also automatically and regularly maintain the printing apparatus in the full-sleep power mode during a previously scheduled sleep mode interval except in response to the communications port receiving a received print job. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212458

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming portion that forms a toner image on a latent image carrier with a toner containing a flat pigment; and a second image forming portion that forms a toner image on a latent image carrier with a toner not containing the flat pigment. The toner images formed by these image forming portions are transferred to a toner image carrier or a recording medium. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212447

Optical scanning head, image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing light intensity correction control program

Provided is an optical scanning head including plural light-emitting element arrays that are arranged along a scanning direction, each of which includes plural light-emitting elements, a light-emitting control unit that outputs a light-emitting timing signal generated based on image information to each light-emitting element of the plural light-emitting element arrays to control light emission of the light-emitting element, a storage unit that is common to the plural light-emitting element arrays and stores a correction value of a light intensity variation due to an arrival time difference between the light-emitting timing signals to the plural light-emitting elements, and a correction unit that corrects the light-emitting timing signal based on the correction value.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150212446

Semi-contact bias charge roller

There is described an a bias charge roller including an electrically conductive core and an outer layer axially supported on the core. The outer layer includes a continuous raised pattern above a non-contact surface wherein the continuous raised pattern includes a contact surface having a height of from about 10 microns to about 40 microns above the non-contact surface. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150210499

Image forming apparatus and recording medium stacking apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium; a recording medium stacking unit including a stacking member having a stacking surface on which the recording medium having the image formed by the image forming unit is stacked, an outside member that is located at the outside of the stacking surface so as to extend in a substantially vertical direction to the stacking surface and detachably mounted in the recording medium stacking unit, and a support member having a support portion that supports the stacking member; an outside member recognizing unit that recognizes whether the outside member is mounted on the recording medium stacking unit, or not; and a controller that controls one of a maximum number of recording media to be stacked and a maximum height of stack of recording media in the recording medium stacking unit according to whether the outside member recognizing unit recognizes that the outside member is mounted, or not.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150210488

Automatic tray switching for continued marking after media tray misfeed

An auto tray switching method that is invoked when a misfeed occurs includes automatically switching to a different paper tray that has appropriate paper stock to continue a job.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150210068

System and method for measuring cross-talk in inkjet printheads

An inkjet printer forms low and high area coverage test patterns using inkjets in a printhead. The printer identifies process direction offsets for the inkjets in both test patterns using scanned image data of the printed test patterns. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150210066

Aqueous ink jet blanket

There is described a transfer member or blanket for use in aqueous ink jet printer. The transfer member includes a surface layer that includes a fluoropolymer and 3-aminopropyl trimethoxy silane wherein the 3-aminopropyl trimethoxy silane is present in an amount of from about 1 weight percent to about 10 weight percent. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150210065

Aqueous ink jet blanket

There is described a transfer member or blanket for use in aqueous ink jet printer. The transfer member includes a surface layer that includes an elastomeric matrix having copper particles and carbon nanotubes dispersed therein. ... Xerox Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150210011

System and method for controlling material drop volume in three dimensional object printing

A printer uses closed loop control to keep material drops ejected by a printhead within a predetermined range. The printer forms at least two objects on a support member and then operates a specular sensor array to obtain image data of the two objects on the support member. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207948

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method

. . An image processing apparatus includes a detector that detects the presence or absence of a sticky note stuck on an original on the basis of first image data, the first image data being generated by reading an image of the original, and an executing unit that executes processing related to correction of the original, in a case where the sticky note is detected by the detector.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207942

Systems and methods for implementing print job redirection using hotspots tags and mobile devices for printing in image forming devices

A system and method are provided for implementing a streamlined scheme for transferring print jobs directly from the print queue of one image forming device to the print queue of another image forming device using mobile devices and tags, such as near field communication (nfc) tags, affixed to image forming devices. A user manipulated mobile device is employed to read a readable tag affixed to or nearby a particular image forming device as a source device in which a print job is stuck, the mobile device running a print job transfer application. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207941

Image reading device, copier, and image forming apparatus

An image reading device includes: a placement stage on which document sheets bearing respective images are placed; a pair of guide members that hold the document sheets placed on the placement stage between them and guide a document sheet when it is conveyed, at least one of the pair of guide members being movable in a width direction that is perpendicular to a conveying direction of the document sheets placed on the placement stage; an interval-between-guide-members detecting unit that detects an interval between the pair of guide members; a document sheet conveying unit that conveys the document sheets placed on the placement stage sequentially one by one and thereby causes the document sheets to pass a reading position; a document reading unit as defined herein; a first inclination correction unit as defined herein; and a correction mode switching control unit as defined herein.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150207845

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. An estimated processing time information obtaining unit obtains estimated processing time information indicating an estimated processing time which will be taken to execute processing specified by a request received from a terminal. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206450

Method and apparatus for providing healthier food purchase suggestions to a shopper

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing a healthier food purchase suggestion to a shopper are disclosed. For example, the method receives a selection of a food item that the shopper has selected to purchase, determines one or more healthier food items that have a higher score than a score of the food item that the shopper has selected, selects one of the one or more healthier food items based upon a profile of the shopper, provides the one of the one or more healthier food items that is selected as the healthier food purchase suggestion to the shopper.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206301

Assessing peripheral vascular disease from a thermal image

What is disclosed is a system and method for assessing peripheral vascular disease from a thermal image captured using a thermal imaging system. In one embodiment the present method involves the following. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206223

Method and apparatus for recommending a selection between a reseller and a multi-sided platform

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for recommending a selection between a reseller and a multi-sided platform (msp) are disclosed. For example, the method defines all scenarios for a service provider, a first intermediary, a second intermediary and a customer, wherein the first intermediary and the second intermediary are each the reseller or the msp, calculates a pay-off for the service provider, the first intermediary, the second intermediary and the customer for each one of the all scenarios, determines a scenario from the all scenarios that provides a maximum pay-off and recommends the selection between the reseller and the msp based upon the scenario that provides the maximum pay-off.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206057

Non-transitory computer readable medium and state estimation apparatus

A state estimation apparatus includes: a first state estimation section that estimates a plurality of states of a user carrying a sensor on the basis of information obtained by the sensor; a detection section that detects a predefined pattern on the basis of the information obtained by the sensor; a selection section that selects different ones of a plurality of transition probabilities depending upon whether or not the pattern is detected by the detection section, the transition probabilities each being registered as a probability of a transition between individual states among the plural states.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206014

Video-based system for automated detection of double parking violations

A method for detecting a double-parked vehicle includes identifying a parking region in video data received from an image capture device monitoring the parking region. The method includes defining an enforcement region at least partially surrounding the parking region. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206006

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit and a selecting unit. The receiving unit receives an image of a document. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205920

Image processing apparatus and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a deleted differential image generator and a region specifying unit. The deleted differential image generator generates, from first image data generated by reading an image of an unfilled or filled-in sheet and second image data generated by reading an image of a sheet being in a format identical to the unfilled or filled-in sheet and having a superimposed sheet superimposed thereon, deleted differential image data representing an image that is not represented in the second image data but is represented in the first image data. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205777

Automated form fill-in via form retrieval

A method of creating an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact may include receiving an image file of a document page. The method may include analyzing the image file to detect a potential form identifier on the document page and automatically (without human intervention) performing a search to identify an actual form that corresponds to the potential form identifier. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205555

Methods and systems for assigning a job source to a hub in a print production environment

A method of assigning a hub to a job source may include identifying one or more job sources where one or more print jobs are received, identifying one or more hubs to which the print jobs can be sent to be processed, determining a processing cost for each unique pair of job sources and hubs, creating, by a computing device, a job source list by identifying the pair associated with the largest processing cost, assigning the job source of the identified pair a highest position in the job source list, and repeating the identifying and the assigning for a next highest position until all identified job sources are assigned, and assigning the job source having the highest position in the job source list to an associated hub having a lowest processing cost.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205244

Image forming apparatus, and medium transporting device

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming device that forms an image on a recording medium, a stacking table on which the recording medium having the image formed thereon by the image forming device is stacked, and a medium transporting device that transports the recording medium to the stacking table from the image forming device, wherein the medium transporting device includes a pair of rotating members that feed the recording medium to the stacking table, a moving unit that allows the pair of rotating members to reciprocate in a direction along a rotating shaft of the pair of rotating members, and a pressing and separating unit that allows the pair of rotating members to be pressed against each other in a forward path during the reciprocation by the moving unit and to be separated from each other in a return path.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205232

Systems and methods for providing and implementing low surface energy external heat rolls in image forming devices

A system and method are provided for methods for reducing the adverse effects attributable to excess toner contamination in image forming devices through providing and implementing low surface energy surfaces on individual rolls, including external heat rolls in the image forming devices. The disclosed external heat rolls are configured of materials that introduce a more robust low surface energy component into the materials that compose at least a rough external heat roll material for the external heat rolls.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205229

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an endless transfer member, a first transfer section, a second transfer section, and a medium transfer section. An image is transferred to the transfer member during circulation of the transfer member. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205228

Transfer member, manufacturing method of transfer member, transfer unit, image forming apparatus, and roller

A transfer member includes a support, an elastic layer, and a resin layer having a sea-island structure on the elastic layer, wherein elongation at break of the resin layer is from 20% to 180%, and an average diameter of an island portion thereof is from 0.5 μm to 3 μm.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150205219

Optimized latex particle size for improved hot offset temperature for sustainable toners

The disclosure provides sustainable toner particles of from about 180 nm to about 250 nm in a sustainable toner composition having a hot offset temperature of from about 190° c. To about 220° c.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150203312

Sheet registration using orbital tampers

An exemplary apparatus herein includes a registration item positioned at the end of a shelf. Further, tamper elements contact the sides of sheets of media on the shelf to align them and push them toward the registration item. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150203309

Document reading device

A document reading device is capable of facilitating attachment/detachment of a reading unit provided inside a u-shaped document conveying path formed in a document conveying device. The document reading device includes a u-shaped document conveying path extending from a sheet supply tray to a sheet discharge tray through a reading section and a reading unit disposed inside the u-shaped document conveying path, a downstream part of the sheet supply tray on which a document is placed and a guide member provided upstream of the document conveying path to continue from the sheet supply tray and is arranged to be attachable/detachable with respect to the sheet supply tray or document conveying path. ... Xerox Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150202868

Subtractive three dimensional fabrication of an inkjet plate

A fluidic structure formed in a film, including a particle filter formed at a bottom surface of the film having a depth less than a thickness of the film, a cavity fluidically connected to the particle filter extending from a top of the particle filter to a top surface of the film, an inlet fluidically connected to and positioned adjacent to the cavity, the inlet having a depth less than or equal to a thickness of the film and extending to the top surface of the film, and a body port extending from the top surface of the film into some depth of the film , the body port fluidically connected to the inlet.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150200922

Method and system for controlling access to document data using augmented reality marker

A document presentation system routes a document having sensitive data to various users, wherein the various users have different levels of permission to access the sensitive data. When any user displays the document on a display of an electronic device, the display will show document so that sensitive data is replaced with an augmented reality (ar) marker. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199938

Display control device, non-transitory computer readable medium storing display control program, and color value data structure

Provided is a display control device causing a display unit to display plural color charts constituting a color sample used when obtaining color reproduction characteristics of the display unit, which densely include a color in which all values of two color components are set to be a minimum value or a maximum value of the values of the respective color components, in colors in which a value of one color component out of plural color components in a color space of the display unit is set to be a minimum value or a maximum value of the value of the color component.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199719

System and method to control on-demand marketing campaigns and personalized trajectories in hyper-local domains

A method of providing targeted communications within a hyper-local domain from a first user to a second user, the method including receiving a communication from a first device, the first communication related to the hyper-local domain, receiving an input from a second device, comparing the input to the communication, and transmitting the communication to the second device, a third device, or combinations thereof, based on the comparing of the input to the communication.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199697

Method and system for latent demand modeling for a transportation system

A method and system for identifying demand in a transportation system. A boarding count model is determined based upon passenger arrival information, and a geographic and time-specific generalized boarding model is determined based upon the boarding count model as well as information related to a plurality of stops on a route in the transportation system. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199638

Performance metrics trend analysis of features present in transportation systems

A system for analyzing transportation service performance receives a first parameter of interest for the service and identifies an historic trending change in the parameter of interest. The system then accesses a data set of a set of additional performance parameters to determine which of the additional parameters most influenced the change in the first parameter. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199636

Method and system for performance metric anomaly detection in transportation systems

A transportation service data assessment system includes a data set holding f performance metrics for various route components of a transportation service. When the system receives a selected set of operational data parameter labels, as well one or more route components, it develops a matrix of performance metrics corresponding to the operational data and route components, determines a distance between each row of the performance metric matrix to yield a multi-dimensional matrix, and maps the distance data to a 2-d or 3-d coordinate set so that to yield a coordinate matrix. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199633

Adaptive planning of public transportation

A method for planning a transportation service includes sending transportation proposal to a plurality of organizations. The proposal includes one or more initial options, each including a set of variable parameters. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199632

Method and system for recommending mobile tasks to crowd workers

A method of administering mobile crowdsourcing includes: receiving a plurality of requests from requestors to fulfill tasks at specified task locations; receiving an itinerary from a worker, the itinerary defining a journey the worker plans to take and including at least a starting point of the journey and an end point of the journey; automatically generating, based on the received itinerary, at least one parameterized, personlized action plan, the plan identifying a subset of the tasks for which requests had been received; and providing the plan to the worker.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199597

Device movement detection when powered down

Systems and methods detect a power supply device of an apparatus being disconnected from an external ac power source and control a dc power storage element of the apparatus to supply power to a processor and directional force sensor of the apparatus. Such systems and methods record directional force measurements output by the directional force sensor and a measure of time output by a clock device of the apparatus while the processor detects that the power supply is disconnected from the external ac power source to store directions, magnitudes, and time durations of the directional force measurements in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium of the apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199525

Operation target management apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An operation target management apparatus includes a detector, a determination unit, and a registration unit. The detector detects deletion of a first management-right holder, who has been registered as a person having management rights for an operation target, the management rights being rights to manage plural types of operational right. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199419

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus. A setting unit sets certain data as an element of a certain data group. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199392

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus. For each of pieces of data each of which belongs to any of data groups constituting a tree structure, a meta-information storage unit stores an identification data string of pieces of identification data of data groups included in a path to a data group to which the piece of data belongs, as a piece of meta-information of the piece of data. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199339

Semantic refining of cross-lingual information retrieval results

A method for cross language information retrieval includes receiving an input query which includes at least one word in a source language and translating the input query from the source language to a target language to provide a set of translated queries. A set of documents is retrieved from a document collection based on the translated queries. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199160

Gathering analytic data using print drivers

Methods and systems use print drivers to automatically record identifications (ids) of the computerized devices and applications that provided different printable items to the print drivers. The methods and systems automatically send the ids of the computerized devices and applications that provided the different printable items to an analytics engine. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199159

Apparatus, system, and method for personalized medication labels

A system including: a computer with a processor and a memory element; a printer; and a cutter. The memory is configured to store package configurations and label templates. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199158

Image shift template

Devices and methods for an image shift template. Information defining a document and a first print job is received into a printer. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150199113

Electronic content visual comparison apparatus and method

Methods and apparatus are presented for visual comparison of different portions of one or more source documents to emulate a paper folding gesture experience in a user device, in which the user uses a mouse or finger in a touchscreen device to circle two or more portions of interest in the same or separate source documents, and provides a different user input such as a pinch motion or zoom in feature to display the selected regions proximate one another for visual comparison.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150198915

Fuser member compositions

A fuser member that contains a mixture of a polyimide and an aramid polymer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150198914

Transfer device and image forming apparatus

A transfer device includes a transfer body having an endless structure and to which an image is transferred while the transfer body is rotated; a first transfer portion that transfers an image formed with toner containing metallic pigment to a surface of the transfer body by applying a transfer current; a second transfer portion that is disposed on the upstream side of the first transfer portion in the rotation direction of the transfer body and transfers an image formed with toner not containing metallic pigment to the surface of the transfer body by applying a transfer current; and a support member that is grounded and disposed on the downstream side of the first transfer portion in the rotation direction of the transfer body, the support member being in contact with the back surface of the transfer body to support the transfer body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150198913

Transfer assist members

A transfer assist member comprising a plurality of layers, at least one of the layers being a check film layer comprised of a crosslinked mixture of an epoxy resin and a carboxylated polyester.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150197668

Polyester processes

Disclosed are processes for the preparation of rosin diols accomplished by the reaction of a rosin acid with a glycerine carbonate in the presence of a catalyst, and subsequently where the rosin diol can be reacted with a diacid to generate an amorphous polyester resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150197647

Methods for producing inks

Ink compositions are prepared by processes that include acoustically mixing a plurality of components at a resonance frequency. This encourages mixing of the components over a large range of viscosities with a minimal temperature rise and also shortens mixing time.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150196269

System and method for remote determination of acute respiratory infection

What is disclosed is a system and method for determining whether a patient has an acute respiratory infection. In one embodiment, the present method involves using a handheld device to acquire an audio signal of a sound made by a patient coughing. ... Xerox Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195553

Data decompressing device and non-transitory computer readable medium

A data decompressing device includes an effective code length detector and a determining unit. The detector detects an effective code length of an initial portion of compressed image data to be decompressed, and supplies the detected effective code length to a decompressing unit to decompress data having the effective code length from a head of the image data. ... Xerox Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150195083

Homomorphic cryptography modeling in support of privacy policies

Data privacy is becoming increasingly important and, in some jurisdictions, required. Access to private data can be controlled by forcing all access to go through minimizations services that allow only authorized access to private data. ... Xerox Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150193430

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a difference-information acquiring unit that acquires difference information indicating a correspondence relationship between a difference section and a page having the difference section in two electronic documents each having multiple pages; a difference-display-document acquiring unit that acquires a difference display document in which the difference section is indicated in contents of at least one of the two electronic documents; an electronic-bookmark adding unit that adds first electronic-bookmark information to a page having the difference section in the difference display document and that adds second electronic-bookmark information to a page not having the difference section in the difference display document based on the difference information; and a display controller that causes a display unit to display a first electronic bookmark corresponding to the first electronic-bookmark information and a second electronic bookmark corresponding to the second electronic-bookmark information in a distinguishable manner.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150193179

Information processing device, image processing device, image processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing device includes a resource information acquisition unit and a controller unit. The resource information acquisition unit acquires first resource information and second resource information. ... Xerox Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150192872

Electrostatic charge image developing toner, electrostatic charge image developer, toner cartridge, and process cartridge

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin containing a polyester resin, a particle of at least one selected from a styrene-(meth)acrylic resin particle and an acrylic resin particle, and a brilliant pigment.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150192418

Guidance device, guidance method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A guidance device includes: a storing unit that stores information regarding content, a reproduction time of the content, and a providing range different from each content; a calculation unit that acquires a current position of a user and calculates a movement status; a selection unit that estimates, based on the movement status of the user calculated by the calculation unit, a position of the user at a time when the reproduction time of the content has passed, and selects from the storing unit content whose content providing range includes the estimated position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189170

Information processing apparatus, information processing system and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes: an expectation condition information acquisition section; a requisite condition information acquisition section; a photographing apparatus state information acquisition section; an object state information acquisition section; and a photographing apparatus selection section as defined herein, the requisite condition requires that the plurality of objects are not overlapped with each other, and the photographing apparatus selection section has: an expectation condition determination section that carries out expectation condition determination processing to determine whether a photographic image captured by each of the plurality of photographing apparatuses satisfies at least one of the plurality of expectation conditions or not; and a requisite condition determination section that carries out requisite condition determination processing to determine whether or not a photographic image that has been determined to satisfy at least one of the plurality of expectation conditions by the expectation condition determination section satisfies the requisite condition.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150189105

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided an image processing apparatus. An image sequence acquisition section acquires an image sequence including a plurality of images. ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150187082

System and method for adaptive depth map reconstruction

What is disclosed is a system and method for adaptively reconstructing a depth map of a scene. In one embodiment, upon receiving a mask identifying a region of interest (roi), a processor changes either a spatial attribute of a pattern of source light projected on the scene by a light modulator which projects an undistorted pattern of light with known spatio-temporal attributes on the scene, or changes an operative resolution of a depth map reconstruction module. ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150187077

Image processing device, program, image processing method, computer-readable medium, and image processing system

An image processing device 20 acquires captured images obtained by imaging a sample including a target cell, sets an object region for detecting the target cell in the captured images, extracts a plurality of cell regions each including a cell from a peripheral region including a region other than the object region, sets a range of a feature quantity of the target cell based on a feature quantity obtained from each of the plurality of cell regions, and determines whether or not the target cell is included in the object region when the feature quantity obtained from the object region is included in the set range of the feature quantity.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150187062

Representative frame selecting system and non-transitory computer readable medium

A representative frame selecting system includes: an importance obtaining unit that obtains importance of each frame from calculating on the basis of a length of a similar frame interval formed of consecutive frames each of which has a value according to a similarity between each of the frames included in video information that is equal to or more than a standard; an evaluation value obtaining unit that obtains an evaluation value of each frame from calculating on the basis of an evaluation standard from frames adjacent to each frame; and a representative frame selecting unit that selects at least one representative frame among the frames included in the video information, on the basis of the importance and the evaluation value of each frame.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150186792

System and method for multi-task learning for prediction of demand on a system

A multi-task learning system and method for predicting travel demand on an associated transportation network are provided. Observations corresponding to the associated transportation network are collected and a set of time series corresponding to travel demand are generated. ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150186742

Weighting scheme for pooling image descriptors

A method for generating an image representation includes generating a set of embedded descriptors, comprising, for each of a set of patches of an image, extracting a patch descriptor which is representative of the pixels in the patch and embedding the patch descriptor in a multidimensional space to form an embedded descriptor. An image representation is generated by aggregating the set of embedded descriptors. ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150186666

System and method for specification and enforcement of a privacy policy in online services

A method for implementing a privacy policy includes receiving code for an application which includes definitions for a set of classes of records and for each of the record classes in the set, a definition of at least one field. A user selects one or more of the record classes and fields of the application as sensitive. ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150186460

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided an information processing apparatus including: an information space storage section that stores an information object in connection with an arrangement destination coordinate; an information space screen generation section that generates an information space screen; an update section that receives an instruction given by a user to change the arrangement destination coordinate of the information object or an instruction given by the user to specify a new information object, and that updates information stored in the information space storage section; a retrieval condition receiving section that receives an input of a retrieval condition on a supplemental screen superposed in the information space screen; a retrieval section that performs a retrieval through the information space storage section to find an information object which satisfies the retrieval condition; and a control section that controls the information space screen generation section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150186382

Association search system, search handling device, database, and non-transitory computer readable medium

When a user inputs a search condition, an agent sends, to a database of each organization to which the user does not have an access right, a search request including the search condition and the id of a cooperation participant member having an access right to the database of the organization. A proxy of each organization causes the search device to search for a chain of links that connect between a data element that meets the search condition in the search request from the agent and a data element that represents the cooperation participant member in the search request, and returns to the agent information on a cooperation participant member that may have access to the data element that meets the search condition on the basis of the search result.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150185975

Information processing device, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing device includes a position acquisition unit and an adding unit. The position acquisition unit acquires a first position and a second position specified on an image of a screen by a user. ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150183613

Sheet folding device, post-processing device, and image forming system

Provided is a sheet folding device including a folding roll that is rotatably provided and includes a large diameter portion of which a diameter is greater than a diameter of another portion, and performs a folding process while pressing the large diameter portion onto a sheet, and a contact portion displacement unit that makes a position of a contact portion that is a portion coming into contact with the large diameter portion in the sheet when the sheet on which the folding process has been performed by the folding roll passes through the folding roll again different from a position of the contact portion when the sheet passes through the folding roll for the last time.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150183612

Sheet folding device, post-processing device, and image forming system

Provided is a sheet folding device including a folding roll that has a convex portion spirally provided on an outer periphery surface and is rotatably provided, and performs a folding process while pressing the convex portion on a sheet, and a phase change unit that makes a phase of the folding roll when the sheet on which the folding process is performed by the folding roll passes through the folding roll again different from a phase when the sheet passes through the folding roll for the last time.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150183611

Pair of sheet transport rolls, sheet folding device, post-processing device, and image forming system

Provided is a pair of sheet transport rolls including a first roll that has a first convex portion spirally provided on an outer peripheral surface, and a second roll that is provided along the first roll and has a second convex portion that is spirally provided in a position facing the first convex portion of the first roll on the outer peripheral surface, wherein the first roll and the second roll are rotated, and a sheet is transported while being sandwiched between the first convex portion of the first roll and the second convex portion of the second roll.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150181052

Information processing system, scanner, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An information processing system to be connected to a scanner includes an image information acquiring unit, an exclusive-use information storage unit, and a print instruction unit. The image information acquiring unit acquires image information for identifying an exclusive-use user of the scanner. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150179093

Color conversion apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A conversion apparatus, includes: a target value setting unit that sets a target value for color reproduction at the time when output image data is displayed on a display device, the target value is set by using a first target value set based on a display characteristic of the display device and a second target value set by designating targets of hue and saturation with respect to a gray image; a conversion relation creation unit that creates a conversion relation based on the set target value; and an output image creation unit that performs color conversion processing on an input image data using the conversion relation to creates the output image data, in which the second target value is set to suppress variation of color representation.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150178773

Information processing apparatus and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a detector, an extracting unit, and an associating unit. The detector detects, from first information posted by a user, display device identification information for uniquely identifying a display device which displays an advertising image. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150178688

Appointment scheduling

A proposed appointment time may be selected by determining a timeframe for a proposed appointment, where the proposed appointment is at least one month from a current time. After a first period of time, a request to narrow the timeframe for the proposed appointment may be sent to a client device. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150178607

Printing control apparatus, printing control system, printing control method, and non-transistory computer readable medium

A printing control apparatus includes a reception unit that receives a print instruction to print on a recording medium, a transfer unit that causes the print instruction received to be stored on a memory while transferring the print instruction to a printer having a storage region configured to store a plurality of print instructions, an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a process state of the print instruction, transferred to the printer, from among the print instructions stored on the memory, a detector unit that detects an occurrence of a fault in the printer, and an identifying unit that identifies the print instruction with a printing operation thereof completed on the printer at detection of the occurrence of the fault by the detector unit, based on the information related to the process state acquired by the acquisition unit and the print instruction stored on the memory.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150178419

Method and apparatus for estimating a completion time for mapreduce jobs

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for estimating a completion time for a mapreduce job are disclosed. For example, the method builds a general mapreduce performance model, computes one or more performance characteristics of each one of one or more benchmark workloads, computes one or more performance characteristics of the mapreduce job in the known processing system, selects a subset of the one or more benchmark workloads that have similar performance characteristics as the one or more performance characteristics of the mapreduce job, targets a cluster of processing nodes in a distributed processing system, computes one or more performance characteristics of the subset of the one or more benchmark workloads in the cluster of processing nodes and estimates the completion time for the mapreduce job.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150178256

Method and system for page construct detection based on sequential regularities

Disclosed is a method and system that generates a page construct structure associated with a sequentially-ordered set of pages, each being characterized by a set of page construct features. N-grams, i.e., a sequence of n features, are computed from a set of page construct features for n contiguous pages, and n-grams which are repetitive are selected. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177674

Cleaning blade, cleaning device, and image forming apparatus

A cleaning blade includes a portion which comes in contact with a member to be cleaned, and the portion is configured of a member containing polyurethane rubber having a structure derived from polyester polyol in which a first diol component having 10 or more carbon atoms and a second diol component having 5 or less carbon atoms are condensed with dicarboxylic acid at a molar ratio (first diol component/second diol component) of 50/50 to 80/20, a structure derived from polyisocyanate, and a structure derived from a triol.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177660

Determining high toner usage

According to a method herein, a number of pixels marked and times of printing are automatically determined for a plurality of images. A time-based moving window of pixel counts for a subset of the plurality of images being contiguously processed in a current time window is automatically calculated, based on the number of pixels marked and the times of printing of the subset of the plurality of images processed in the current time window. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177636

Charging member, charging device, process cartridge, image forming apparatus, and method of manufacturing charging member

A charging member includes a conductive support, a conductive adhesive layer that is arranged on the conductive support and contains a crosslinking agent having two or more functional groups reacting with a halogen group and a resin having a halogen group, and an elastic layer that is arranged so as to contact with the conductive adhesive layer and contains a rubber material having a halogen group, wherein the resin having a halogen group in the conductive adhesive layer and the rubber material having a halogen group in the elastic layer are cross-linked by reaction with the crosslinking agent at least at an interface between the conductive adhesive layer and the elastic layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177629

Imaging members having electrically and mechanically tuned imaging layers

An electrophotographic imaging member which has improved imaging layer(s) formulated to comprise a charge transport compound and a polymer blended binder to render photoelectrical stability, tune-ability, and surface contact friction reduction for providing service life extension. The polymer blended binder used in the imaging layer(s) is a binary polymer blend binder consisting of: (1) an a-b diblock copolymer and a bisphenol polycarbonate and a low surface energy polysiloxane/polycarbonate random copolymer and (2) an a-b diblock copolymer and a low surface energy graft polysiloxane/polycarbonate copolymer.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150175842

Organosiloxane network composition

There is provided a crosslinked siloxane composition. The crosslinked siloxane composition is a polymerization product of a mixture including from about 2 to about 12 alkoxysilane precursor materials. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150175821

Aqueous dispersible siloxane-containing polymer inks useful for printing

A siloxane-containing ink composition for variable data lithographic printing includes a nano-particle polymer or blend of nano-particle polymers, wherein the polymer or polymers of the blend are water dispersible at temperatures below 100 degrees celsius; and solids content is in an amount of greater than 25 percent by total weight.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150175820

Aqueous dispersible polymer inks

An ink composition or ink concentrate for variable data lithographic printing or ink jet printing includes a nano-particle polymer or blend of nano-particle polymers, wherein the polymer or polymers of the blend are water dispersible at temperatures below 100 degrees celsius; and solids content is in an amount of greater than 25 percent by total weight.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150175377

Cycling media support for compiled sets using one motor direction

A sheet-receiving surface comprises retractable bars movable between a first position and a second position. The first position is a first distance away from a mounting support. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150174900

Fluorinated organosiloxane network composition

The present disclosure provides an ink jet print head face plate. The ink jet print head face plate includes a face plate; and a siloxyfluorocarbon networked polymer disposed on the face plate. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150174888

Methods for ink-based digital printing using imaging member surface conditioning fluid

An ink-based digital printing method includes applying conditioning fluid to an imaging member surface wherein the fluid is absorbed by imaging member surface, which includes viton. Dampening fluid is subsequently applied to the imaging member surface for development by a laser imaging system to form a latent image. ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150174887

Methods for ink-based digital printing with high ink transfer efficiency

A method for ink-based digital printing includes applying a uniform layer of dampening fluid to a surface of an imaging member; laser patterning the dampening fluid layer by selectively removing portions of the dampening fluid according to digital image data; and inking the laser-patterned dampening fluid layer on the imaging member surface with a aqueous heterogeneous ink to form an ink image, wherein the aqueous heterogeneous ink self-coalesces before the ink is transferred from the imaging member surface.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150174821

Three dimensional (3d) printing of epoxy, hardener, and parts of an object to be assembled later

A three dimensional (3d) printer and method for dispensing a material to form a 3d substructure and for dispensing an adhesive onto the 3d substructure. The adhesive printed onto the 3d substructure may be used to attach the 3d substructure to another substructure such as a conventionally formed substructure or another 3d printed substructure. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172623

Enhancing a spatio-temporal resolution of a depth data stream

. . . . What is disclosed is a system and method for enhancing a spatio-temporal resolution of a depth data stream. In one embodiment, time-sequential reflectance frames and time-sequential depth frames of a scene are received. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172501

Integrated platen scanner and document handler for a copier, multifunctional printer or standalone scanning device

An integrated document handling and platen scanning apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a main body; a platen glass positionally fixed to the main body; a cvt glass area positionally fixed to the main body; a first image module attached to the main body, the first image module being movable across the platen glass to scan an image on a first side of a document; a document handler attached to the main body and configured to invert the document and to feed the document across the cvt glass area; and an attachment point on the main body that attaches the main body to a copier body of a photocopier such that the main body, platen glass, first image module, and document handler move as a unit relative to the copier body. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172488

Function setting device and image forming apparatus

A function setting device includes a first operator and a second operator. The first operator is operated for selecting one function item from among plural function items forming a first menu and for setting the selected function item and for then selecting one function value from among plural function values of the set function item forming a second menu and for setting the selected function value, the second menu being provided for each function item. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172487

Processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

A processing apparatus includes: a processing unit that performs plural predetermined processes; a display unit; a creation unit that creates a first process receiving portion and a second process receiving portion, each of which receives an instruction to any one of the plural predetermined processes on the display unit; and an execution portion that executes the process, in a case where the instruction is received by the first process receiving portion, after receiving the instruction again, whereas, in a case where the instruction is received by the second process receiving portion, the execution portion executing the process without receiving the instruction again.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172389

Session management system, session management apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A response transmission unit transmits a response including unique information unique to a user who is authenticated on the basis of user identification information, to a session management server, in a case where the user identification information is included in a request received by a reception unit. A transmission unit transmits the response to a client apparatus along with identification information of a service providing server which is a transmission source of the response when the response with the unique information is received. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172059

Methods and systems for messaging with physical presence and temporal verifications

A system and method for verifying proximity to a computational tag by receiving a first token from a server and transmitting the first token to the computational tag. The computational tag can verify the first token and generate a second token based on the first token where the second token includes a signature of the computational tag. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150172056

Privacy-preserving evidence in alpr applications

A system and method for preserving privacy of evidence are provided. In the method, an encrypted first image is generated by encrypting a first image acquired at a first location with a symmetric cryptographic key that is based on first information such as a license plate number extracted from the first image and first metadata associated with the first image, such as a time at which the first image was acquired. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150170064

Virtual machine-readable tags using sensor data environmental signatures

Methods and systems detect a near field communication tap using a force detector of a portable computerized device, automatically sense current environmental conditions in response to the near field communication tap (using sensors of the portable computerized device) and automatically calculate a current location-based environmental signature based on the current environmental conditions sensed by the sensors, using a processor of the portable computerized device. Also, such methods and systems automatically match the current location-based environmental signature to a matching previously stored location-based environmental signature, using the processor and a communications device of the portable computing device. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150170059

Systems and methods for facilitating efficiencies in inventory management and control

A system and method provide automated identification mechanisms that facilitate efficiencies in inventory monitoring, management and control, including reducing labor costs associated with product placement, product inventorying, and shelf stocking/re-stocking in retail marketing scenarios, and advising consumers/customers regarding product pricing, promotional, nutritional and other information. Near field communication or other similar identification devices are embedded in retail-ready composite packaging. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150170012

Print control apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print control apparatus includes a specifying-information acquisition unit, a first acquisition unit, an attribute recognition unit, a second acquisition unit, and a controller. The specifying-information acquisition unit acquires first specifying information specifying a certain supply section that is to supply a medium or second specifying information specifying that a printer determine a supply section that is to supply the medium on the basis of an attribute of the medium. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150169510

Method and system of extracting structured data from a document

This disclosure provides an exemplary method and system for extracting structured data from an unstructured textual document. According to an exemplary method, initially a layout analysis is performed resulting in one or more alternatives for grouping and ordering the page elements of interest. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150169300

Centralized system to transform a language neutral string content into a format of a desired platform

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for transforming a programming language neutral string content are disclosed. For example, the method searches for a master string needed by a component, wherein the master string comprises the programming language neutral string content including one or more pre-defined variables, subscribes the component to the master string and selects one or more profiles to transform the one or more pre-defined variables of the master string into a format of a programming language for a desired platform that uses the component.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150169266

Print system, image forming apparatus, information processing apparatus, print service system, and storage medium for authorizing access to print data held by a print service system

A print system includes a print service system, an information processing apparatus, and an image forming apparatus. The print service system includes a holding unit associated with a user and holding print data instructed by the user, a providing unit that provides access authorization information for the holding unit, to the information processing apparatus upon a request thereof, and an access authorizing unit that authorizes an access to the holding unit if receives the access authorization information. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168884

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including a first image portion that uses toner including a flat pigment, a second image portion that uses toner that does not include the flat pigment, a fixing portion that fixes an image formed on a recording medium to the recording medium by heat, and a controller that performs a control that switches the fixing portion to a first state in which an amount of heat similar to an amount of heat applied to the image when an image formed by the toner that does not include the flat pigment is fixed to the recording medium is applied to the image, and a second state in which, compared to when the image formed by the toner that does not include the flat pigment is fixed to the recording medium, the amount of heat applied to the image by the fixing portion is large.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168883

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including a first image unit that uses toner which contains a flat pigment, a second image unit that uses toner which does not contain a flat pigment, and a fixing unit that includes a heating member which contacts with one surface of a recording medium where an image is formed to heat the image and a contact member that contacts with the other surface of the recording medium, and fixes the image to the recording medium, wherein an amount of heat that is applied to the image from the contact member is larger when the image formed by the toner containing the flat pigment is fixed to the recording medium than when the image formed by the toner not containing the flat pigment is fixed to the recording medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168882

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including a first image unit that uses toner which contains a flat pigment, a second image unit that uses toner which does not contain a flat pigment, and a fixing unit that fixes an image which is formed on a recording medium to the recording medium by using heat while transporting the recording medium, wherein the recording medium is transported again to the fixing unit after the image formed on the recording medium by the toner containing the flat pigment is fixed to the recording medium by the fixing unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168876

Process for fabrication of seamless uv cured intermediate transfer belts (itb)

Various embodiments provide methods and apparatus for forming intermediate transfer belts (itbs) by combining a dip-coating process with a uv-curing process.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168864

Led printhead with relay lens to increase depth of focus

Led printhead apparatus and printing systems are presented in which an led array and a first high angle lens array are housed in an led printbar assembly and a second low angle lens array is provided between the first lens array and a photoreceptor belt or drum in order to relay the output of the first lens array to the photoreceptor to provide a larger depth of focus and to reduce waterfront and tolerance issues near the photoreceptor.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168861

Toner additives for improved charging

Toner additives for improving overall toner charging. In particular, incorporation of fluorinated surfactants into latex for formation of toner core particles provide enhanced charging without any significant adverse impact on the other properties of the toner. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168860

Toner additives for improved charging

Toner additives for improving overall toner charging. In particular, incorporation of fluorinated surfactants into latex for formation of toner core particles provide enhanced charging without any significant adverse impact on the other properties of the toner. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168858

Preparing resin emulsions

A process for making a latex emulsion suitable for use in a toner composition which applies the model of brinkman to predict phase inversion point (pip) during phase invention emulsification (pie), including using this model to calculate the amount of water needed to complete the phase inversion for solvent reuse formulation.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168218

Device calibration using augmented data with hadamard variation

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for calibrating a device using augmented data are disclosed. For example, the method measures k spectral values of each patch for a first plurality of patches generated by the device and a second plurality of patches generated by the reference device, creates a first augmented data set by selecting a delta (δ), wherein the first augmented data set comprises the δ applied k times to each one of the k spectral values of each one of the first plurality of patches, initializes initializing a function to create a second augmented data set for the reference device, solves the function to obtain a matrix of calibration values of the device that is based upon the first augmented data set and the second augmented data set and calibrates the device using the matrix of calibration values.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168184

Machine learning and rate-distortion cost functions for enabling the optimization of device calibration

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for applying a cost function to calculate an optimal value of a single variable for a calibration application are disclosed. For example, the method identifies the single variable of the calibration application, applies a cost function to the single variable, wherein the cost function comprises a function of a fit error plus a regularization weighting parameter (λ) times a regularization cost, calculates the optimal value of the single variable based upon the cost function that is applied to the single variable and uses the optimal value of the single variable to generate a calibration matrix used for the calibration application.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150166281

Media sensing actuators and related methods of use and manufacture

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for implementing a media sensing actuator for determining characteristics of a media stack including one or more medium located on an input unit. The media sensing actuator includes a switch and a bracket. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150166277

Ejector for improved stack registration

Sheet stacking apparatus examples herein include a clamp receiving at least two sheets (e.g., a set of sheets). The clamp aligns and holds the set of sheets. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150165785

Autofocus led print head mechanism

A method is provided for automatically positioning a print head (12) relative to a photoreceptor (14) in a xerographic print engine (10). The method includes: operating the print head (12) to produce an indicia in a latent image formed on the photoreceptor (14); measuring a dimension of the indicia; and automatically positioning the print head (12) relative to the photoreceptor (14) in response to a result of the measuring.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150165769

Electrostatic membrane diffusion bonding structure and process

A method and structure for a printhead including a plurality of electrostatic actuators may include the formation of a first conductive layer, a first dielectric layer over the first conductive layer, and a second dielectric layer over the first dielectric layer. The first and second dielectric layers may be patterned to expose the first conductive layer, then sidewalls of the first dielectric layer may be isotropically etched to recess the sidewalls under the second dielectric layer. ... Xerox Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150165758

Indirect printing apparatus employing sacrificial coating on intermediate transfer member

An indirect printing apparatus is disclosed. The printing apparatus comprises an intermediate transfer member. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150163621

Placing commands through close proximity communication tapping patterns

. . A wireless communication device of a first device detects a pattern of taps made with a wireless communication device of a second device. A processor of the first device automatically interprets the pattern of taps as a command from a plurality of tap pattern-based commands. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150162555

Electronic device

An electronic device includes a substrate, a gate electrode, a dielectric layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a semiconducting layer formed from an organic semiconductor compound and a photo-responsive polymer. The resistance can be switched to a “low” state by irradiation, and can be switched to a “high” state by applying a gate bias voltage. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161891

Imputing pricing criteria for parking using a combination of payment data and incomplete sensor data

A method for estimating average occupancy of a set of stalls based on incomplete occupancy data includes acquiring payment data for the set of stalls for each of a set of times and acquiring occupancy data for the set of stalls for each of the set of times, the occupancy data being acquired from a reporting subset consisting of fewer than all of the stalls. An estimate of a time integral of a function of occupancy is computed, based on the payment data and occupancy data and information is output based on the estimate.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161493

System and method for controlling power modes in printers, photocopiers, and multi-function devices

A printer, copier, or multi-function printing device (mfp) operates in a reduced power mode in which a controller identifies a path of motion of an object external to the printer with reference to signals from a proximity sensor housed in the printer. The controller connects one or more components to electric power to transition to an elevated power operating mode if the identified path corresponds to a path history that is stored in a memory of paths of object paths that have occurred prior to operation of the printer, copier or mfp. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161487

Print service providing apparatus and printing system

The invention is directed to a print service providing apparatus which is disposed on a network and connected to at least one printer through a communication line so as to provide print service, the apparatus including: a storage unit that stores, in advance, conversion data which have been converted into a bitmap format; and a supply unit that acquires, in accordance with a print instruction, the conversion data stored in the storage unit and supplies the conversion data to the printer connected through the communication line.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161467

Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An information processing device includes a memory, a receiving unit, a decision unit, and a concealment unit. The memory stores a history of performing, on an image having an attribute, a process that conceals an area within the image. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161462

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus determines an orientation of an image according to acquired image information. The image processing apparatus includes an image information acquiring unit, a character string extracting unit, and an image orientation determining unit. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161436

Multiple layer block matching method and system for image denoising

This disclosure provides a method, system and computer program product for denoising an image by extending a block matching and 3d filtering algorithm to include decomposition of high contrast image blocks into multiple layers that are collaboratively filtered. According to an exemplary method, the high contrast image blocks are decomposed into a top layer, a bottom layer and a mask layer.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150160954

Methods and systems for recommending solutions to performance issues in a print production environment

A method of recommending one or more solutions to a performance issue may include receiving operations information associated with a print production environment, determining one or more performance metrics associated with the print production environment based on at least a portion of the received operations information, and determining whether a performance issue associated with the print production environment exists based on one or more of the performance metrics. The method may include, in response to determining that a performance issue exists, identifying a cause of the performance issue, identifying a different configuration of production devices for the print production environment, running a simulation on the different configuration using historical job information associated with the print production environment to determine whether the different configuration mitigates the performance issue, and in response to determining that the different configuration mitigates the performance issue, recommending the different configuration to a user.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150160732

Non-transitory computer readable medium

A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process is provided. The process includes switching, in a case where at least one of an attitude sensing result and an acceleration sensing result relating to a portable information terminal, the portable information terminal including a touch panel, satisfies a predetermined switching condition, data of interest to a corresponding piece of data among plural pieces of data; and performing, on the data of interest, in a case where at least one of the attitude sensing result and the acceleration sensing result relating to the portable information terminal satisfies a predetermined performing condition, processing corresponding to the performing condition.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150160590

Heating device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a heating device that heats a belt which transports a medium on which a non-fixed image to be fixed onto the medium through heating is formed, the heating device including a heating element, a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer that are arranged to nip the heating element, a first supporting layer that comes into contact with the first insulating layer and a second supporting layer that comes into contact with the second insulating layer, both of which are arranged to nip the first insulating layer, the heating element, and the second insulating layer, and a connection member that connects the first supporting layer and the second supporting layer in a normal direction of the first supporting layer and the second supporting layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150160575

Additive attachment on toner particles by plasma

A process for attaching additives onto toner particles using plasma is described.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150160574

Emulsion aggregation toners

Disclosed is toner particles having controlled and tailorable fusing characteristics. In particular, there is provided toner particles comprising styrene acrylate which have specific shape characteristics that allow for tailorable fusing characteristics without generating a detrimental effect on the blocking characteristics of such toners.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150158311

Droplets drying device, computer readable medium storing program for droplets drying, and image forming apparatus

A droplets drying device includes: an illuminating unit that applies infrared laser light to droplets that have been ejected onto a recording medium by an ejecting unit that ejects droplets in accordance with an image to be formed; and a control unit that controls at least one of timing, a position or positions, and an amount or amounts of application of infrared laser light to the droplets by the illuminating unit in accordance with an attribute that influences image quality of an image formed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150158298

Printhead having two adhesives

The present teachings describe a printhead assembly. The printhead assembly includes a first plate and a second plate stacked together. ... Xerox Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150157270

Using an adaptive band-pass filter to compensate for motion induced artifacts in a physiological signal extracted from video

What is disclosed is a system and method for compensating for motion induced artifacts in physiological signals extracted from a video of a subject being monitored for a physiological function in a non-contact, remote sensing environment. The present method identifies a center frequency from a physiological signal obtained from processing a prior video segment. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154718

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit, an analysis unit, and a display unit. The detection unit detects pieces of information used in a meeting and operator's operations performed in the meeting or device operations performed in the meeting. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154669

Actual time based parking management methods, systems and processor-readable media

A time based parking management method, system and processor-readable media. A video-based parking occupancy detection unit can operate in association with an image-assisted parking kiosk to provide an automatic parking-time monitoring element. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154529

Methods and systems for creating a task

Methods and systems for creating a task are provided. A request from a worker is received to perform the task. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154484

Printing system, information processing device, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image forming device

A printing system includes an information processing device and an image forming device. The information processing device includes an authentication request unit, an authorization information acquisition unit, and a transfer unit. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154378

Apparatus and method for dispensing medications

A computer-based apparatus including: a cassette including a plurality of compartments for storing medications; and a dispenser including a processor and memory storing computer readable instructions and information for a plurality of medications, the information including dosages and schedules for the medications. The processor is configured to extract a medication from the plurality of medications from a compartment according to the information. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154342

Circuit information processing device, circuit information processing system, database, non-transitory computer readable medium, and circuit design method

A circuit information processing device includes an evaluating unit that evaluates complexity of placement and routing of each of multiple circuit configurations, the multiple circuit configurations each having a common portion common to the multiple circuit configurations and a non-common portion not common to the multiple circuit configurations, a selecting unit that selects, from among the multiple circuit configurations, a reference circuit configuration evaluated by the evaluating unit as satisfying a predetermined criterion, and a generating unit that causes first placement and routing information to be shared by circuit configurations other than the reference circuit configuration, and generates second placement and routing information for each of the circuit configurations other than the reference circuit configuration, the first placement and routing information being information for placing and routing the common portion of the reference circuit configuration, the second placement and routing information being information for placing and routing the non-common portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153981

Printing system, information processing apparatus, computer readable medium, and image forming apparatus

A printing system includes an information processing apparatus and an image forming apparatus, and the information processing apparatus includes: an acquiring unit that acquires identification information of the image forming apparatus in a printing service system from the image forming apparatus by a short-range communication; and a transmitting unit that transmits, to the printing service system, a setting request which contains the identification information of the image forming apparatus acquired by the acquiring unit and identification information of a user in the printing service system and which is a request for making a setting for permitting the user to use the image forming apparatus; and the image forming apparatus includes a holding unit that holds the identification information of the image forming apparatus in the printing service system in such a form that the identification information can be acquired by the acquiring unit of the information processing apparatus.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153970

Printing management apparatus, printing management method, and computer-readable medium

A printing management apparatus includes a storage unit, a confirmation unit, a changing unit, and a processor. The storage unit stores schedule information including a correspondence among a visit schedule for a user to visit a visit destination, a printing schedule of target print data associated with the visit destination, and a printing location for the target print data. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153709

Current leakage correction in humid environments

Apparatuses include a voltage divider that is connected to a current source, a humidity sensor within an internal humid location of an apparatus, and an amplifier connected to the voltage divider and the humidity sensor. The humidity sensor produces a current signal that increases with increases in the humidity level and the amplifier amplifies the signal produced by the humidity sensor to produce compensating output current. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153695

Print boost

A method of printing is provided comprising: assigning a first set of image performance parameters from a plurality of image performance parameters to an associated image job; communicating the initially assigned first set of image performance parameters of the associated image job to an image marking engine; determining a queue of other image jobs assigned to the image marking engine, wherein the other image jobs are queued before the associated image job; and, assigning a second set of image performance parameters to the associated image job. The second set of image performance parameters can alter the first set of image performance parameters. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153689

Printer device using inter-document gap to reduce motion disturbance and method thereof

A printing device, including a fuser section for printing operations and first and second fuser rollers for the fuser section arranged to: displace a plurality of sheets of print material in a process direction; and substantially simultaneously disengage from a trailing edge of a first sheet from the plurality of sheets; and engage a leading edge of a second sheet from the plurality of sheets. A printing device, including: a fuser section for printing operations and including first and second fuser rollers; a motor arranged to rotate the first and second fuser rollers to displace a plurality of sheets of material in a process direction; and a control system configured to measure a torque produced by the motor and according to a value of the measured torque, control a speed at which the first and second fuser rollers displace the plurality of sheets of print material in the process direction.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153687

Fuser member

The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes a substrate layer. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153679

Image forming device, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

Provided is an image forming device including an image holding member that is rotatable at a first speed and a second speed, a developing unit that includes a developing part that is rotatable at a third speed and a fourth speed, and a carrying part that is rotatable at a fifth speed and a sixth speed, and a control unit that executes a change of a high speed mode in which the image holding member is operated at the first speed, the developing part is operated at the third speed and the carrying part is operated at the fifth speed to perform development and a low speed mode in which the image holding member is operated at the second speed, the developing part is operated at the fourth speed and the carrying part is operated at the sixth speed to perform development.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153672

Low energy consumption monochrome particle for single component development system

A low energy consumption monochrome particle includes a core latex having a core a glass transition temperature and a weight average molecular weight. A shell encapsulates the core and includes a shell latex having a shell glass transition temperature and a weight average molecular weight. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153663

Hyperpigmented glossy ea toner

An emulsion aggregation toner process that does not require addition of base to freeze toner particle growth is described.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150153479

Photochromic latex ink

A photochromic latex ink includes an organic polymer; optionally a colorant, and a photochromic compound. The photochromic ink composition has an average particle size from about 20 nm to about 600 nm. ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150151539

Single jet fluidic design for high packing density in inkjet print heads

A jet stack has a set of plates forming an array of body chambers, the set of plates including a nozzle plate having an array of jets wherein each jet corresponds to a body chamber, each body chamber having an inlet to allow fluid to flow into the body chamber and an outlet to allow fluid to flow out of the body chamber, the outlet fluidically coupled to a jet in the array of jets, wherein the inlet and outlets are concentric.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150151487

3d printing techniques for creating tissue engineering scaffolds

A method for printing a three-dimensional tissue scaffold. An embodiment can include printing a first layer of scaffold fiber with a printer onto a base gel substrate; and disposing a first gel layer over the printed first layer. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150150016

Method and apparatus for a user-driven priority based job scheduling in a data processing platform

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for configuring a scheduling a job request in a data processing platform are disclosed. The method receives a new job request having a priority selected by a user, submits the new job request to an online job queue comprising a plurality of jobs, wherein each one of the plurality of jobs comprises a respective priority selected by a respective user and schedules the new job request and the plurality of jobs in the online job queue to one or more available worker nodes in a unit time slot based upon a comparison of the priority of the new job and the respective priority of the plurality of jobs in the online job queue, wherein the scheduling algorithm is based on one of: blocks having a variable size and a static processing time or blocks having a static size and a variable processing time.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150149203

Medical event tracking system

A medical event tracking system includes memory which stores instructions for detecting new records in a personal health record of a single individual, identifying one of the new records that refers to an event for which an action is to be performed by at least one of the individual and a person acting on behalf of the individual, generating a candidate calendar entry for the identified new record which proposes a time for the action to be performed by the at least one of the individual and the person acting on behalf of the individual, providing for receiving validation of the candidate calendar entry, and providing for sending the validated candidate calendar entry to a personal electronic calendar of at least one of the individual and the person acting on behalf of the individual. A processor in communication with the memory executes the instructions.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150149151

Procedure for building a max-arpa table in order to compute optimistic back-offs in a language model

Each entry of an arpa table for a modeled language includes an n-gram az, an associated backoff value az.p equal to the conditional probability p(z. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150147692

Liquid developer, particles for liquid developer, and liquid developer accommodation container

A liquid developer includes a carrier liquid having silicone oil, and toner particles including a polyester resin and having a value of ammonium ions contained therein measured by underwater extraction in a range of 0.005 ppm to 1 ppm.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150147690

Polyarylatecarbonate containing photoconductors

A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, an optional anticurl layer, an optional ground plane layer, an optional hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, a photogenerating layer, a charge transport layer, and an optional protective coating, and where the photogenerating layer contains a polyarylatecarbonate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150147092

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an apparatus body, an opening and closing member that is provided to be opened and closed with respect to the apparatus body, and a toner image holding unit that is configured such that an image holding member holding toner images formed by plural toner image forming units is movable between a first contact position at which the image holding member comes into contact with all toner image forming units and a second contact position at which the image holding member comes into contact with at least one of the toner image forming units, wherein when the opening and closing member is opened with respect to the apparatus body or when a power supply supplying power to the apparatus body is disconnected, the image holding member moves to the second contact position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150147075

Device for uniform light intensity generation

Described herein is a device that generates a beam of light with uniform intensity. The device includes an array of light sources. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146974

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a first acquiring unit that acquires an image to be processed; a setting unit that sets multiple partial image areas in the image to be processed; a second acquiring unit that acquires a first classification result indicating a possibility that an object of a specific kind is included in each of the multiple partial image areas; and a generating unit that generates a second classification result indicating a possibility that the object of the specific kind is included in the image to be processed on the basis of the first classification result of each of the multiple partial image areas.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146917

Method and system for video-based vehicle tracking adaptable to traffic conditions

A method and system for adaptable video-based object tracking includes acquiring video data from a scene of interest and identifying an initial instance of an object of interest in the acquired video data. A representation of a target object is then established. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146262

Embedding information in paper forms

This disclosure provides methods and systems of embedding and extracting information in a printed document. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method is provided wherein information is encoded by one or more partial or complete gaps in a line associated with a form, and the line gaps are patterned to provide n-bit codes.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146261

Connected component analysis with multi-thresholding to segment halftones

Methods and systems receive an input image into a computerized device, create different binary images by applying different threshold measures to the input image using the computerized device, and identify components of a first binary image of the binary images using the computerized device. Such methods and systems also compare pixels of each of the components of the first binary image with corresponding pixels of a second binary image of the binary images to identify pixel differences using the computerized device. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146244

Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and computer-readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a storage storing attribute information of the apparatus, a receiving unit receiving an instruction to perform image processing from a terminal, a checking unit, a request unit, an acquiring unit, an extracting unit, and a notification unit. The checking unit checks the image processing condition against the attribute information, and determines whether the instruction is executable in the apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146230

Management apparatus, information processing apparatus, distribution apparatus, management system, management method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A management apparatus includes a device-information acquiring unit that acquires device identification information for identifying a user-designated device from multiple devices; a processing-status-information acquiring unit that acquires processing status information of each device; a commanded-processing-information acquiring unit that acquires commanded processing information related to a content of processing to be commanded to the designated device; a commanding unit that gives a command to the designated device based on the commanded processing information so as to set the designated device in an occupied state; a cancellation-condition-information acquiring unit that acquires cancellation condition information indicating a condition for cancelling the occupied state; and a cancellation-condition determining unit that determines whether the acquired processing status information satisfies the acquired cancellation condition. The commanding unit further gives a command for cancelling the occupied state in accordance with a determination result obtained by the determining unit.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150146223

Power supply control device and image processing apparatus

A power supply control device includes a first power supply unit, a second power supply unit, and a mode controller. The first power supply unit receives electric power supplied from a commercial power source. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145943

Electronic banding compensation (ebc) of halftone-interaction banding using variable beam delays

Disclosed are methods and systems for compensating for process direction banding associated with a document processing system including a ros. According to one exemplary embodiment, a ros driver uses a plurality of beam delay/advance values to compensate for banding caused by an interaction of a halftone pattern and process direction density variations associated with the ros.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145920

Method of jetting ink

An indirect printing process for printing a gel ink. The process comprises providing a gel ink composition in an inkjet printing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145866

Method and apparatus for graphical processing unit (gpu) accelerated large-scale web community detection

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for large-scale web community detection using a graphical processing unit (gpu) are disclosed. For example, the method receives an input graph formatted into one or more first adjacency lists from a central processing unit (cpu), performs a first level shingling on the one or more first adjacency lists, sends the first level shingling to the cpu to generate an aggregate graph based upon the first level shingling, receives the aggregate graph formatted into one or more second adjacency lists from the cpu, performs a second level shingling on the one or more second adjacency lists and sends the second level shingling to the cpu to generate a dense sub-graph that identifies one or more web communities.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145846

Display medium rewriting device, display device, display medium rewriting method, and display rewriting program

An object is to display and erase an image on a display medium both conveniently and safely. Data is written to electronic paper by placing the electronic paper is on a rewriting device together with an ic card. ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145542

Inspection apparatus

An inspection apparatus includes a first tester and a second tester each of which tests a substrate loaded therein, a first stage on which the first tester is mounted, the first stage being movable to a first loading and unloading position and a first test position, the first test position being provided above the first loading and unloading position, a second stage on which the second tester is mounted, the second stage being provided below the first stage and being movable to a second loading and unloading position and a second test position, the second test position being provided below the second loading and unloading position, and a lift mechanism that moves the first stage up and down to the first loading and unloading position and the first test position and moves the second stage up and down to the second loading and unloading position and the second test position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145158

3d print manufacturing of packages with personalized labeling technology

Methods and devices use a three-dimensional scanner and a three-dimensional printing device operatively connected to a processor. The three-dimensional scanner automatically determines a size and shape of an item to be packaged and the processor automatically identifies information corresponding to the item to be packaged. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150143363

Method and system for managing virtual machines in distributed computing environment

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for managing virtual machines in a distributed computing environment. The method includes determining an estimated execution time for each job type in one or more jobs received from users and subscribing to virtual machines from the distributed computing environment to execute jobs of each type. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142853

Reconstructing documents from n-gram information

A method for reconstruction includes providing a directed input graph generated from a set of n-grams and statistics for the n-grams, edges of the graph being joined through nodes of the graph. Each edge has an associated label and a multiplicity of at least one. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142707

Method and system for clustering, modeling, and visualizing process models from noisy logs

A process discovery system that includes an offline system training module configured to cluster similar process log traces using non-negative matrix factorization (nmf) with each cluster representing a process model, and learn a conditional random field (crf) model for each process model and an online system usage module configured to decode new incoming log traces and construct a process graph in which transitions are shown or hidden according to a tuning parameter.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142524

Methods and systems to price customized virtual machines

Methods and systems for determining prices of customized virtual machines required to process customer-specified workloads are disclosed. A count of instances of the customized virtual machines, required to process the customer-specified workloads is determined, based on a configuration of the customized virtual machines. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142502

Methods and systems for creating tasks

Methods and systems for creating one or more tasks. One or more electronic documents are clustered in one or more first groups based on a similarity of handwriting in the one or more electronic documents. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142350

Method and device for estimating power consumption

A method and device for polling a device such as a multifunction printing device. For example, the method includes sending a first polling request to a device to be polled after an elapsed first period of time, receiving a first polling response from the polled device, determining a mode the polled device is operating in based upon the first polling response, and if the polled device is operating in a high power state, sending a second polling request to the polled device after an elapsed second period of time. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150141572

Latex formation process comprising aprotic solvent

A process includes dissolving a first polymer in an aprotic solvent, absent a protic organic solvent, to form a polymer solution, neutralizing acidic residues present in the first polymer by adding a neutralizing agent to the polymer solution, contacting the polymer solution with water to form a latex, removing the aprotic solvent from the latex, capturing the removed aprotic solvent as recycled solvent, and dissolving a second polymer with the recycled solvent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150140882

Fuser member and method of manufacture

A fuser member including a substrate and a release layer disposed on the substrate is described. The release layer includes a metal coated non-woven polymer fiber mesh wherein the metal coated non-woven polymer fiber mesh has pores of a size of from about 1 microns to about 50 microns and a fluoropolymer dispersed on and throughout the polymer matrix. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150140881

Fuser member and composition of matter

Described is provided a composition of matter that includes a layer having a metal coated non-woven polymer fiber mesh. The metal coated non-woven polymer fiber mesh has pores of a size of from about 1 micron to about 50 microns, and a fluoropolymer dispersed on and throughout the metal coated non-woven polymer fiber mesh. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150140320

Surface layer and fuser member

Described is a fuser member including a substrate and a release layer disposed on the substrate. The release layer includes a fluoropolymer having a plurality of metal fibers having a diameter of from about 5 nanometers to about 20 microns dispersed throughout the fluoropolymer. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150140319

Fuser member and method of manufacture

A fuser member including a substrate and a release layer disposed on the substrate is provided. The fuser member includes a substrate and a release layer disposed on the substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139757

Foot-activated media supply devices

A sheet supply device has a bottom contacting or resting on an external surface. The sheet supply device stores sheets of media and supplies the sheets of media to a processing device. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139695

Electrostatic imaging member and methods for using the same

Embodiments pertain to a novel imaging member, namely, an electrostatic latent image generating member, and methods for using the same, that can generate an electrostatic latent image through charge acceptance control and without the need for conventional post charging photo discharge, eliminating process steps and avoiding limitations in system speed due to the transit time of charge carriers after light exposure.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139682

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image holding member, a charging unit, an electrostatic charge image forming unit, a developing unit that accommodates an electrostatic charge image developer containing flake shape toner particles, a transfer unit, an arranging unit that causes transfer residual toner to rise from the surface of the image holding member, a cleaning unit, and a fixing unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139548

Methods and systems for recognizing handwriting in handwritten documents

The disclosed embodiments illustrate a method for comparing handwriting in a first electronic document and a second electronic document. The method includes extracting, by one or more processors, one or more segments from a first electronic document and a second electronic document. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139484

Time scale adaptive motion detection

A method and system for efficient non-persistent object motion detection comprises evaluating a video segment to identify at least two first pixel classes corresponding to a plurality of stationary pixels and a plurality of pixels in apparent motion, and evaluating the video segment to identify at least two second pixel classes corresponding to a background and a foreground indicative of the presence of a non-persistent object. The first pixel classes and the second pixel classes can be combined to define a final motion mask in the selected video segment indicative of the presence of a non-persistent object. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138611

Document handler using dual height calibration target for automatic calibration

The present application discloses methods and systems for calibrating a scanning system. The scanning system comprises a light-transmissive platen defining a top surface and a bottom surface, a controller, a document handler, and a scanner bar for recording image data from documents at various document heights. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138609

Portable device scanner support with contour correction and automatic copying

Systems and methods use a supporting arm having a first end and a second end, and a program of scanning instructions readable by a computerized processor. The first end of the supporting arm is connected to a secondary device. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138591

Method for customizable user specified order for printing personalized assessments

A system and method for customizing assessment print order when using an educator support system that generates personalized documents. The system/method includes generating a plurality of personalized documents to be printed, each document including a recipient identifier indicating a unique recipient to which the document will be distributed after printing, associating a position identifier with each recipient identifier, and arranging the plurality of personalized documents in a specified print order based in part on at least one of the position identifiers associated with each recipient identifier.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138584

Systems and methods for detecting customer cost/contract avoidance in operation of image forming devices

A system and method are provided for methods for automatically detecting certain incidents in which customers attempt to circumvent costs associated with their managed service contracts for operations of image forming devices. Current monitoring capacities associated with fielded image forming devices are expanded to provide device manufacturers or suppliers with an opportunity to detect attempts at customer cost avoidance through printing on larger paper sizes. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138580

Centralized controller serving multiple document processing devices

Methods and systems establish dynamic profiles for each of many document processing devices, based on current device connection specifications, current device drivers, current device capabilities, and current device workflow functions using a centralized connection device. These methods and systems provide device menu options from the centralized connection device to graphic user interfaces of the document processing devices. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138362

Computer-implemented system and method for providing emergency services notification through a centralized parking services server

A computer-implemented system and method for managing a multiplicity of motor vehicle parking spaces through a centrally-located server is provided. A plurality of smart parking devices that are each physically proximate to and which correspond to at least one of the parking spaces is interfaced with the server. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138334

Image processing device, program, image processing method, computer-readable medium, and image processing system

An image processing device 20 acquires captured images obtained by imaging a sample including a target cell, performs machine learning based on a first image feature quantity, sets a plurality of object regions for detecting the target cell in the captured images, and displays the plurality of object regions in an order determined based on the first image feature quantity of each of the plurality of object regions. The image processing device 20 calculates a second image feature quantity in each of the plurality of object regions, sorts the plurality of displayed object regions in an order of the second image feature quantity similar to the second image feature quantity of a reference object region selected from among the plurality of object regions, and displays the plurality of object regions.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138296

Dynamic adjustable focus for led writing bars using piezoelectric stacks

According to aspects of the embodiments, there is provided methods of dynamically focusing an led print bar or printhead using piezoelectric stacks. The stack is mounted on either end of the led bar to adjust the focus of the bar against the photoreceptor surface. ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138247

Image display medium driving device, image display apparatus, driving program, and computer-readable medium

A image display medium driving device includes a voltage application unit that applies a voltage between a pair of substrates, at least one of which is transparent, of an image display medium including plural types of particles which are sealed between the pair of substrates, are attached to the substrates, and start to be separated from the substrates at different times when a predetermined voltage is applied and a control unit that controls the voltage application unit such that a time when the voltage is applied between the pair of substrates varies depending on image information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137444

Media handling systems for altering orientation of media

The present disclosure discloses a media transition unit for altering orientation and/or direction of travel of media that defines a first edge and a second edge, which is shorter than the first edge. The media transition unit includes a first module having a first sensor and a first conveyor belt, and a second module having a second sensor and a second conveyor belt. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150128276

Method and apparatus for a centrally managed network virus detection and outbreak protection

. . A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for configuring a virus detection of a plurality of network elements in a communication network are disclosed. For example, the method monitors an attribute of each one of the plurality of network elements, detects the attribute of one or more of the plurality of network elements breaches at least one respective threshold, configures each one of the one or more of the plurality of network elements to reduce a number of virus detection processes of the virus detection in accordance with a respective type of network element and resumes a normal virus detection for each one of the one or more of the plurality of network elements when the attribute of a respective one of the one or more network elements does not breach the respective threshold.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127674

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

An image information processing apparatus includes a memory, a list screen display, a detector, and a screen controller. The memory stores plural pieces of image information and plural pieces of related information related to the plural pieces of image information. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127323

Refining inference rules with temporal event clustering

A method for computing similarity between paths includes extracting corpus statistics for triples from a corpus of text documents, each triple comprising a predicate and respective first and second arguments of the predicate. Documents in the corpus are clustered to form a set of clusters based on textual similarity and temporal similarity. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150126661

Thermally switchable composition

A composition including a stimulus-responsive polymer, a base polymer and a catalyst, wherein the surface free energy of the stimulus-responsive polymer is reversibly adjustable from a first surface free energy state to a second surface free energy state when heated to an activation temperature, and wherein the base polymer does not include a platinum catalyst is described. A method of preparing the composition and a method of adjusting a surface free energy of the composition is also described.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125621

Continuous plasma carrier coating process and apparatus for preparing same

The disclosure relates to processes of preparing coated carrier particles by means of plasma activation and apparatus for use thereof.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125255

Systems and methods for implementing unique stack registration using rotating shelf structures for set compiling in image forming devices

A system and method are provided for improving stack integrity for a set of image receiving media substrates at an output of a compiler in an image forming device positioning a plurality of pairs of rotating shelf structures in a vicinity of an exit/ejection port of an image receiving media processing or post-processing unit. The plurality of pairs of rotating shelf structures cycle between a first (support) position and a substantially orthogonal second (drop) position with respect to a rotating axis for the rotating shelf structures. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125191

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a heating unit that includes a circularly moving heating belt, and a pressurizing roller that presses an external face of the heating belt, the fixing device fixing a toner image on a sheet onto the sheet by nipping the sheet between the heating belt and the pressurizing roller and by heating and pressurizing the sheet transported with the toner image being held.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125183

Charging member, charging device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A charging member includes a conductive elastic layer, and a conductive surface layer that is disposed on the conductive elastic layer, is in contact with an image holding member, and contains a resin, porous resin particles, and silicone oil, wherein a content of the porous resin particles is from 3 parts by weight to 25 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the resin, and a content of the silicone oil is from 0.1 part by weight to 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125177

Cleaning device comprising in-situ metal oxide dispersion

A cleaning device used in an electrophotographic image forming apparatus that provides excellent wear resistance and mechanical robustness. In particular, the cleaning device is a crosslinked elastomeric polyurethane cleaning blade that includes at least an end region contacting the surface of an imaging member to remove debris therefrom and comprising spherical silica nanoparticles dispersion present in the cleaning blade matrix by in-situ condensation precipitation process.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150125041

Reinforcement learning approach to character level segmentation of license plate images

Methods and systems for achieving accurate segmentation of characters with respect to a license plate image utilizing a reinforcement learning approach. A vehicle image can be captured by an image capturing unit and processed utilizing an alpr (automatic license plate recognition) unit. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124924

Traffic-monitoring smart tape

The present invention generally relates to techniques for traffic monitoring. The techniques utilize a relatively low cost sensing system, referred to here as “smart tape.” smart tape is adhered directly to the roadway and provides the ability to temporarily monitor traffic. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124277

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores a log of use of the information processing apparatus by a user, and a display that displays the log of the information processing apparatus stored on the memory together with a face image of a face of the user.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124271

System to enable development and usage of fifth color separation forms

One embodiment of the disclosure relates to a method for creating a document print stream. The method includes receiving a first image in a first color model. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124099

Method and system for detecting and tracking a vehicle of interest utilizing a network of traffic image-capturing units

Methods and systems for detecting a vehicle of interest utilizing one or more traffic image-capturing units and a centralized server. A request from an authority to detect a vehicle of interest with respect to an incident can be verified based on particular criteria. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124093

Method for object size calibration to aid vehicle detection for video-based on-street parking technology

A method for determining parking availability includes receiving video data from a sequence of frames taken from an image capture device monitoring a parking area. The method includes detecting at least one object located in the parking area. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124082

Image processing device, program, image processing method, computer-readable medium, and image processing system

An image processing device 20 acquires a plurality of captured images obtained by imaging a sample including a target cell at a plurality of different focal distances, sets an object region for detecting the target cell in at least two of the plurality of captured images, and performs determination about whether or not the target cell is included in the object region based on whether or not an image feature quantity based on change in image information in an image in-plane direction and a focal distance direction of an image in the object region in the plurality of captured images satisfies conditions defined for the target cell.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124067

Physiological measurement obtained from video images captured by a camera of a handheld device

What is disclosed is a handheld device having at least one illuminator for projecting source light and a video camera for capturing images of a region of interest of a subject being monitored for a desired physiological function. The handheld device is positioned such that light reflected off the subject's region of interest is received by a sensor. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124012

Working fluids for high frequency elevated temperature thermo-pneumatic actuation

Provided is a thermo-pneumatic actuator which can include a substrate, an insulating layer formed on the substrate, a working fluid disposed in a fluid chamber, an ink chamber separated from the fluid chamber by at least a portion of the device layer comprising an actuatable membrane, and a heating element formed between the insulating layer and the fluid chamber. A boiling point temperature of the working fluid in the fluid chamber is in the range of greater than about 100° c. ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124010

Drive device, non-transitory computer readable medium, process for display medium and display apparatus

A drive device for a display medium includes a control unit that controls density of a display color of a predetermined range in which glare may likely occur, of display colors of an image displayed on a reflective type display medium, based on brightness information indicating brightness of irradiation beams irradiated on the display medium so that occurrence of the glare as to the display color of the predetermined range can be suppressed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150124002

Automatic correction function determining apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and automatic correction function determining method

An automatic correction function determining apparatus includes an output unit and a determining unit. The output unit sequentially outputs a first display image and a second display image to a display. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150121542

Information processing device, non-transitory computer readable medium, and information processing method

An information processing device includes a processing-type accepting unit that accepts a type of first processing of data, a data accepting unit that accepts post-processing data, the post-processing data being data on which the first processing accepted by the processing-type accepting unit has been executed, and a data processing unit that determines a data confidentiality level indicating a degree of confidentiality of the post-processing data, on a basis of a first confidentiality level associated with the type of the first processing, and executes second processing according to the data confidentiality level with respect to the post-processing data.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150121191

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit, a display, a detection unit, and a changing unit. The reception unit receives sticky note information indicating a sticky note to be attached to a mount sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120935

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

An information processing apparatus includes a communication section, a calculator, and a sender. The communication section communicates with a processing providing apparatus which utilizes a different amount of resource in accordance with a load of processing to be performed on data. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120831

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

An information processing device includes a receiver, an association unit, and a controller. The receiver receives an instruction to associate one first device from among multiple first devices that display a board as well as stickies pasted onto that board with a second device that creates a sticky. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120788

Classification of hashtags in micro-blogs

A method for processing micro-blogs includes, for each of a set of hashtags extracted from a collection of micro-blogs, decomposing the hashtag to generate a sequence of words and natural language processing the decomposed hashtag with rules configured for identifying syntactic dependencies and targets, such as proper names, in the dependencies. Opinion detection rules are applied to the detected dependencies which are configured for extracting opinion information from decomposed hashtags, such as a polarity based on presence of a polar term in a dependency. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120723

Methods and systems for processing speech queries

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for processing a speech query received from a user. The method comprises determining one or more interpretations of the speech query using an asr technique that utilizes a database comprising one or more interpretations of each of one or more pre-stored speech queries and a profile of each of one or more crowdworkers. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120715

Non-transitory computer readable medium, document recommending apparatus, and document recommending method

A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for recommending a document is disclosed. The process includes acquiring current position information of a portable terminal, storing place attribute information, multiple electronic documents, and document attribute information, the place attribute information being information in which positional information and an attribute of a place indicated by the positional information are associated with each other, the document attribute information indicating an attribute of each of the multiple electronic documents, determining an attribute of the current position information on a basis of the current position information and the place attribute information, selecting a recommended document for the portable terminal from the multiple electronic documents, on a basis of the attribute of the current position information and the document attribute information, and causing information indicating the recommended document to be displayed on a display of the portable terminal.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120688

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A data processing apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts trial data that is extracted from contents of original data and is responsive to a process to be provided, a first transmission unit that transmits the trial data to a plurality of process providing units, an evaluation unit that receives and evaluates trial results of processes that the process providing units have performed on the transmitted trial data, and a selecting unit that selects from the plurality of process providing units a process providing unit that is to provide the original data, according to an evaluation result by the evaluation unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120683

Data compression apparatus, data compression method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A data compression apparatus includes a lossless compression unit performing lossless compression of each data unit of original data to be compressed to output compressed data; a measuring unit measuring a data amount of the compressed data; and a generating unit generating and outputting compression result management data indicating a result of the compression of each data unit of the original data. The generating unit records data indicating a range of the original data of the data unit if the data amount of the compressed data is larger than or equal to the data amount of the data unit before completion of the lossless compression. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150120350

Method and system for recommending one or more crowdsourcing platforms/workforces for business workflow

A method and system for recommending at least one of one or more workforces or crowdsourcing platforms for a business workflow is provided. The business workflow includes one or more tasks. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119510

Inkjet ink containing polystyren copolymer latex suitable for indirect printing

An aqueous latex ink comprising a polystyrene copolymer latex, a co-solvent; and a colorant, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119487

Emulsified uv curable inks for indirect printing

An emulsified uv curable ink comprising water, an amide gellant, a curable monomer, a photoinitiator; which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150119486

Curable aqueous latex inks for indirect printing

The present disclosure provides a curable aqueous latex ink comprising a curable material, a photoinitiator and a polyester polymer, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150118613

Hybrid emulsion aggregate toner

Emulsion aggregate toner compositions that use two different emulsion aggregation (ea) technologies. Namely, there is provided an emulsion aggregation toner that comprises a base resin composed of both styrene-acrylate and polyester resins. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150118610

Hybrid emulsion aggregate toner

Toners and processes useful in providing toners suitable for electrophotographic apparatuses, including apparatuses such as digital, image-on-image, and similar apparatuses. In particular, emulsion aggregate toner compositions that use two different emulsion aggregation (ea) technologies and which comprise a base resin composed of both styrene-acrylate and polyester resins. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150118609

Tuning toner gloss with bio-based stabilizers

The disclosure describes a process to produce toner with tunable gloss levels comprising a stabilizer to freeze particle growth following aggregation, where the stabilizer does not chelate metal ions.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117875

Image forming apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit and a controller. The image forming unit forms an image on each medium with a metallic toner. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117722

Inspection apparatus

Provided is an inspection apparatus including a first light receiving unit that receives light from an object where an image is formed based on image data with a first spectral sensitivity characteristic, a second light receiving unit that has a resolution lower than a resolution of the first light receiving unit and receives the light from the object with a second spectral sensitivity characteristic different from the first spectral sensitivity characteristic of the first light receiving unit, and an inspection unit that executes a first inspection for inspecting whether a text or a figure corresponding to the image data is present at a position on the first image and executes a second inspection for inspecting whether halftone dots are formed at a position on the second image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117704

Bus lane infraction detection method and system

This disclosure provides methods and systems for form a trajectory of a moving vehicle captured with an image capturing device. According to one exemplary embodiment, a method forms a trajectory of a moving vehicle and determines if the vehicle is moving in one of a permitted manner and an unpermitted manner relative to the appropriate motor vehicle lane restriction laws and/or regulations.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116836

Lens array, and method for manufacturing the same

Provided is a lens array, wherein partition walls are formed, using a blade, on a surface of a liquid-repellent substrate subjected to a lyophilic surface treatment, liquid-repellent groove sections formed by the blade, each of the liquid-repellent groove sections is v-shaped, lyophilic sections between the partition walls that are adjacent each other, and lenses are formed on the lyophilic sections using a liquid polymer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116759

Storing print options and print accounting credentials when printing via e-mail

Methods and systems provide a network-based site for obtaining user preferences, using a computerized device connected to a computer network. User preferences are received through the network-based site, and the user preferences comprise printer option selections that are specific to a specific printing device and a specific user. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116752

Information processing device, non-transitory computer readable medium, and information processing method

An information processing device includes a security level determining unit that determines a security level, the security level indicating a level of security related to leakage of information in an image processing device, and an instructing unit that changes an output method to an output method having a high security level and gives at least one of two instructions, in a case where the security level does not satisfy a predetermined condition, the two instructions including an instruction for outputting information notifying the output method that has been changed, and an instruction for outputting information prompting for change of the security level in the image processing device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116744

Defining reusable items in printer-ready document to include all graphic attributes for reproducing reusable items independently of external conditions

Methods and systems receive an electronic document into a computerized device. The electronic document contains reusable items. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116493

Method and system for estimating gaze direction of vehicle drivers

Methods and systems for continuously monitoring the gaze direction of a driver of a vehicle over time. Video is received, which is captured by a camera associated with, for example, a mobile device within a vehicle, the camera and/or mobile device mounted facing the driver of the vehicle. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116432

Electron beam curable inks for indirect printing

The present disclosure provides an electron beam ink comprising a radiation curable material selected from the group consisting of a curable monomer, a curable oligomer, and mixtures thereof; and a surfactant, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method. The present disclosure also provides a method of printing using an electron beam curable ink.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116430

Dual component inks comprising reactive latexes for indirect printing

An ink comprising a first reactive latex having a first crosslinkable functional group and a second reactive latex a second crosslinkable functional group, wherein the first reactive latex can react with the second reactive latex to form a cross-linked polymer matrix when in contact with each other, wherein the first reactive latex and the second reactive latex are not in contact with each other, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method, and a method of printing using the ink.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116417

Emulsified aqueous ink comprising reactive alkoxysilane for indirect printing

An emulsified aqueous ink comprising a reactive alkoxysilane, a humectant; and a colorant, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method, and a method of printing using the emulsified aqueous ink.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116416

Curable latex inks comprising an unsaturated polyester for indirect printing

The present disclosure provides an ink comprising a latex comprising a photoinitiator and at least one unsaturated polyester, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116415

Photocurable inks for indirect printing

The present disclosure provides a photocurable ink comprising a radiation curable material selected from the group consisting of a curable monomer, a curable oligomer, and mixtures thereof; a photoinitiator; and a surfactant, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method. The present disclosure also provides a method of printing using a photocurable ink.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116414

Ink jet ink for indirect printing applications

An aqueous ink for indirect printing applications including water; a co-solvent; a colorant; and a polymer latex comprising an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles wherein the polymer latex has a softening temperature of from about 60° c. To less than 105° c. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116397

Method and apparatus for accumulating excess ink in a stationary receptacle in imaging devices that form images on intermediate imaging surfaces

A mechanism enables inkjets in a printhead to be operated to eject ink in an effort to replace ink exposed to ambient conditions with ink from within the printhead. The mechanism includes a controller configured to operate an intermediate imaging member to rotate to align a plurality of apertures with inkjets on a printhead. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116134

Methods, systems and processor-readable media for parking occupancy detection utilizing laser scanning

Parking occupancy detection methods, systems and processor-readable media. A laser device unit includes a laser range finder, and a programmable pan-tilt unit is deployable on site to monitor one or more parking spaces. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150114255

Spreadable ink composition and method of predicting whether ink composition will have acceptable spreading performance

A phase change ink composition is disclosed. The phase change ink composition comprises a crystalline component and an amorphous component. ... Xerox Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150114246

Emulsified electrorheological ink for indirect printing

An emulsified aqueous ink comprising an electrorheological fluid including a liquid phase and a solid phase, and a co-solvent, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112719

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a document image obtaining unit, an attribute information obtaining unit, and a document-with-coded-image generating unit. The document image obtaining unit obtains a document image by scanning a document arranged in a specific format. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111151

Continuous toner coalescence processes

Processes for continuously coalescing particles from an aggregated particle slurry are disclosed. An aggregated particle slurry is further heated in a first heat exchanger, and the heated slurry then flows through a residence time reactor. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111148

Porous resin particles

Porous resin particles of from about 3 μm to about 25 μm size made in an emulsion aggregation process where coalescence occurs under continuous conditions which enable, for example, more rapid coalescence, are described.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111147

Sustainable polyester resin of defined acid value

The disclosure describes a process for making a polyester resin of defined acid value using a temperature-sensitive reaction and dipropylene glycol as a reagent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111146

Toner comprised of a sustainable polyester resin

The disclosure describes a one reactor process for making a bio-based polyester resin. The resultant polyester resin retains thermal properties as compared to a similar resin but made using previous multi-step processes conducted in separate vessels.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111145

Sustainable toner and optimized process

The present disclosure describes a sustainable toner.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111141

Bio-based toner resin with increased fusing performance

The disclosure describes a sustainable toner with favorable hot offset and gloss mottle comprising a bioresin, where the toner surface has a carbon to oxygen ratio higher than found in existing bio-based toners comprising a bioresin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111140

Brilliant toner, electrostatic charge image developer, and toner cartridge

A brilliant toner includes toner particles containing a brilliant pigment, and toner particles containing a yellow colorant without containing the brilliant pigment, wherein a ratio of the toner particles containing the yellow colorant without containing the brilliant pigment is 50% by number or greater.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111139

Electrostatic charge image developing toner, electrostatic charge image developer, and toner cartridge

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a binder resin, toner particles containing an acylglycerol, and an external additive, wherein at least one of hydroxyl groups in the acylglycerol is esterified with an alkyl monocarboxylic acid that contains a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having from 12 to 22 carbon atoms, and a content of a portion esterified with the alkyl monocarboxylic acid that contains the alkyl group having the same carbon number is 95% by weight or greater with respect to the total weight of the acylglycerol.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111137

Cross-linked overcoat layer

Embodiments pertain to a novel imaging member, namely, an imaging member or photoreceptor comprising an overcoat layer which comprises a soluble filler that improves low surface energy and wear. The soluble filler is a silicone poly(ethylene glycol) ester which improves low surface energy and wear without negatively impacting electrical properties of the overcoat layer.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150111136

Imaging member having improved imaging layers

The presently disclosed embodiments are directed to charge transport layers useful in electrostatography. More particularly, the embodiments pertain to an electrostatographic imaging member having imaging layers that exhibit improved electrical performance. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110530

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a fixing belt that is formed in an endless shape, is driven to rotate, and includes an outer circumferential surface pressed to a recording sheet holding a toner image, and a thin plate shaped heating member that contacts with an inner circumferential surface of the fixing belt to generate heat and heats the fixing belt, wherein the heating member is supported to be fixed at one end portion in a circumferential direction of the fixing belt, contacts with the fixing belt along the circumferential direction, is elastically deformed so that a shape of the heating member is restrained by the fixing belt, and is pressed to the circumferential surface of the fixing belt by an elastic repulsive force.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110524

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes toner onto a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a nip portion, through which the recording material passes, between the fixing member and the pressurizing member, a moving member that is disposed to be movable in response to passage of the recording material in a transport path of the recording material which passes through the nip portion, a detection unit that detects a presence or absence of the moving member, a displacement mechanism that changes a position of the pressurizing member with respect to the fixing member, and an attachment/detachment member that is disposed in a detachable manner at a facing position facing the displacement mechanism and comes into contact with the moving member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110518

Suction pipe, suction device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a suction pipe including a suction port that has an opening shape which is long in one direction parallel with a longitudinal-direction part of an object structure long in one direction, and is arranged to face the longitudinal-direction part of the object structure to suction the air, an exhaust port that has an opening shape which is different shape from the opening shape of the suction port, and suctions out the air suctioned from the suction port, a flow path that connects the suction port and the exhaust port and has at least one bended portion which bends an air flow direction, and at least one flow control members that are disposed at flow path in one direction parallel with the suction port, and controls a flow of the air.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110516

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body including an image forming unit that forms an image; an opening/closing member that is openable or closeable with respect to a portion of an external surface of the apparatus body; and an absorption member disposed on the opening/closing member at a side facing the image forming unit, the absorption member absorbing sound while facing a portion of the image forming unit in a state where the opening/closing member is closed with respect to the apparatus body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110515

Control device, image forming apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and control method

Provided is a control device including a reception unit that receives an instruction of an image quality adjustment from a user, a changing unit that changes, when the instruction is received by the reception unit, an image forming condition in an image forming section from a first condition to a second condition, and an output unit that outputs first information indicating the first condition and second information indicating the second condition in association.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110510

Transfer device and image forming apparatus

Provided is a transfer device including a transfer roll that interposes a sheet transported to a transfer unit to transfer the toner image to the sheet, a power supply that generates a voltage between the transfer roll and the image holding member, and a control unit that causes the power supply to generate a transfer voltage, a resistance detection voltage having a same polarity as a polarity of the transfer voltage, and a cleaning voltage having a polarity reverse to the polarity of the transfer voltage, wherein the control unit causes the power supply to generate the transfer voltage in a transfer interval, in a continuous traveling mode, and generates the resistance detection voltage and the cleaning voltage in a non-arriving interval while switching a single interval ratio which is a generation time ratio in the non-arriving interval between the resistance detection voltage and the cleaning voltage.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110506

Charging member contamination determining device

Provided is a charging member contamination determining device including plural units that includes a charging member, a member to be charged and a measuring section that measures a discharging current value between the charging member and the member to be charged, a calculating section that calculates a difference between current values measured by two units among the plural units, and a determining section that determines the presence or absence of contamination in the charging member based on the difference between the current values for each combination of two units calculated by the calculating section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110505

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material; a cause ascertaining unit that ascertains a cause of a streaked image that is generated in the image that is formed on the recording material by the image forming unit; and an outputting unit that outputs information regarding the cause ascertained by the cause ascertaining unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110412

Multi-bit error diffusion

The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for error diffusion, e.g., for use in a halftone process. The described techniques are faster than known techniques in that they utilize fewer computations on average. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110411

Multi-bit error diffusion

The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for error diffusion, e.g., for use in a halftone process. The described techniques are faster than known techniques in that they utilize fewer computations on average. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110401

Document registration apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A document registration apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives a request for registration of a registration candidate document from a new registrant, a word extracting unit that extracts a word from the registration candidate document, a registrant information acquiring unit that acquires information on the new registrant, an associating unit that associates the extracted word with a group to which the new registrant belongs, a first storage unit that stores history information, a second storage unit that stores an identifier of a previous registrant and a group to which the previous registrant has belonged, an extracting unit that extracts an identifier of a previous registrant who registered a word identical to the extracted word, and extracts a group to which the previous registrant has belonged, a registration permission determining unit that determines whether to allow registration, and a document registering unit that registers the registration candidate document.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110363

Document management apparatus and recording medium

A document management apparatus includes a reception unit, an operation information extraction unit, a memory, an executability determination unit, and an operation execution unit. The reception unit receives an operation request for an electronic document from an operator. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150110357

Detecting multi-object anomalies utilizing a low rank sparsity model

Methods and systems for detecting anomalies in transportation related video footage. In an offline training phase, receiving video footage of a traffic location can be received. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109397

Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image forming apparatus includes a latent image forming unit, a developing unit, a transfer unit, a detector, an adjustment unit, and a controller. The latent image forming unit concentrates a beam emitted from a light source onto a surface of a photoconductor and forms a latent image on the surface of the photoconductor. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109391

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: a conveying device that conveys a recording medium; a droplets ejecting device that ejects droplets onto the recording medium being conveyed by the conveying device; a drying unit that dries the droplets that have been ejected on the recording medium being conveyed by the conveying device; and a varying unit that varies a conveyance path length from the droplets ejecting device to the drying unit in accordance with at least one of a conveyance speed of the recording medium and an ejected droplets permeation characteristic of the recording medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108713

Accommodating device and image forming apparatus

An accommodating device includes an accommodating portion including a bottom portion and in which a member to be accommodated is accommodated, a stacking member disposed in the accommodating portion such that, while one end side of the stacking member serves as a fulcrum, the other end side thereof is able to move upward, and on which the member to be accommodated is stacked, a lifting/lowering mechanism that lifts the other end side and causes the stacking member to drop under its own weight by releasing a lifting force, and a buffer member that acts as a buffer between the stacking member and the bottom portion of the accommodating portion while being constantly in contact with a bottom surface of the stacking member and a top surface of the bottom portion of the accommodating portion within a movable range in which the lifting/lowering mechanism causes the stacking member to move.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108711

Sealing member, storage member, and image forming apparatus

It is a sealing member that seals a gap between one member and the other member, including: a mounting section that has a portion coming into contact with the other member; and an extension section that extends from a side of the mounting section to a side of the one member and is configured to approach the mounting section while coming into contact with the one member by receiving a force from the one member; and a recess that is provided between the mounting section and the extension section and is formed from a part of the mounting section to a part of the extension section, and is recessed from a surface of the mounting section on the side of the one member and a surface of the extension section on a side of the other member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108706

Transport device and image forming apparatus

A transport device includes an abutting member that abuts a leading end of a transport object and transport members that are disposed upstream of the abutting member in a transport direction and transport the transport object to the abutting member. The transport object is a first or second transport object. ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108705

Transport mechanism and image forming apparatus

A transport mechanism includes a transport path along which a recording medium is transported, a contact member with which a leading end of the recording medium, which is to be transported along the transport path, is brought into contact, the contact member being capable of moving to a contact position at which the leading end of the recording medium is brought into contact with the contact member or to a retracting position at which the contact member retracts from the transport path, a transport member that transports the recording medium, which has been brought into contact with the contact member, to downstream in a transport direction of the recording medium while rotating in a normal direction, and a rotational force transmission member that transmits a rotational force of the transport member to the contact member and causes the contact member to move to the contact position or the retracting position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150107966

Transport mechanism and image forming apparatus

A transport mechanism includes a guide member that guides a transport object, which has a leading end and a trailing end, to be transported. The guide member includes a curved portion that is a curved portion of the guide member. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106684

A method and apparatus for customized handwriting entry zones

. . . . . . A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing a customized handwriting zone are disclosed. For example, the method receives a handwriting sample for a user, measures dimensions of the handwriting sample for the user, generates one or more handwriting zones that are sized in accordance with the dimensions of the handwriting sample of the user, receives a request to generate a form for the user and provides the form that includes the one or more handwriting zones that are customized in accordance with the dimensions of the handwriting sample of the user.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106507

Selection system, selection server, selection method, and computer readable medium

A selection system includes an acquiring unit, a candidate selecting unit, and a product selecting unit. The acquiring unit acquires device information of multiple devices. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106274

Credit card security enhancements for authorizing a credit card transaction

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for authorizing a credit card transaction are disclosed. For example, the method receives a request to validate a transaction with a vendor using a credit card account, sends a request to an owner of the credit card account for a personal identification number (pin) associated with the credit card account, wherein the pin comprises one or more parameters, receives the pin, determines that the pin matches one of one or more pins that were generated and associated with the credit card account and that each one of the one or more parameters associated with the pin is met by the transaction and authorizes the transaction with the vendor using the credit card account.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106214

Processing device

A processing device includes a processing section that performs a processing operation in accordance with an operation by a user; a charging section that accepts payment of a charge in accordance with a use of the processing section, and that, as a result of a returning operation after the use of the processing section, returns change or the cash replacement card after the acceptance of the payment of the charge; a human sensor that detects entry of the user into and leaving of the user from a predetermined close area; and a controller that, if the human sensor detects the leaving of the user from the close area without the returning operation being performed, prohibits the use of the processing section and removal of the change or the cash replacement card to be returned when the change or the cash replacement card to be returned exists.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106171

Dynamic pricing based on sliding mode control and estimation for high occupancy toll lanes

Methods and systems for dynamic pricing based on sliding mode control with respect to a hot (high occupancy toll) lane. The controller consists of a feed-forward path and a feedback path. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150106080

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, a determining unit, a first assigning unit, an extracting unit, a second assigning unit, a modeling unit, and an output unit. The receiving unit receives a target character string. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105579

Novel crystalline compounds for phase change inks

Novel crystalline compounds with at least two aromatic moieties for use in the phase change inks. The crystalline compound is derived from bio-renewable materials and can be used in phase change ink compositions to impart desirable ink properties. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105231

Sheet processing apparatus, image forming system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A sheet processing apparatus includes a vertically movable tray that moves vertically in accordance with an amount of stacked folded sheets which are transported and stacked thereon, a plate that is disposed above the vertically movable tray and that does not move in accordance with transport of a folded sheet, a recognizing unit that recognizes a predetermined height state of a sheet stacked on the vertically movable tray, and a controller that controls the vertically movable tray so as to, in response to a recognition of the predetermined height state of the sheet by the recognizing unit, move the vertically movable tray upward, press the sheet stacked on the vertically movable tray against the plate, and subsequently move the vertically movable tray downward.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104743

Preparing amorphous polyester resin emulsions

A process for making a latex emulsion including contacting at least one amorphous polyester resin with at least two organic solvents to form a resin mixture, adding a neutralizing agent, and deionized water to the resin mixture, removing the solvent from the formed latex, and separating the solvent from water. Further, the process is carried out above the resin tg for making the latex, which drives the latex particle size under 100 nm, where toners made from the latex show improved charging performance.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104742

Emulsion aggregation toners

Toner compositions comprising toner particles are described, where the toner particles have an elastic modulus in the range of about 100 pa to about 1050 pa and/or have a viscous modulus in the range of about 100 pa to about 1000 pa.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104741

Toner additives for tunable gloss

Toner additives for imparting certain properties to printed images. In particular, toner additives that provide desired tunable gloss levels. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104231

Cleaning unit, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a cleaning unit including a removing member that contacts with a surface of a cleaning target and removes adherent matters on the surface of the cleaning target, a storage section that stores the adherent matters removed by the removing member, and a supply member that has a blade and rotates the blade in the storage section to supply some of the adherent matters stored in the storage section to the surface of the cleaning target.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104226

Transfer assist members

A transfer assist member comprising a plurality of layers, one of the layers being a check film layer comprised of a crosslinked mixture of urea-glyoxal resins, and polyester polyols present on a support polymer layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104214

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes image bearing members that bear formed images; a driving source that rotationally drives the image bearing members and whose rotational direction is switchable between a first direction and a second direction; a first driving-force transmitting unit that transmits a rotational driving force of the driving source rotationally driven in the first direction as a unidirectional rotational driving force to the image bearing members; and a second driving-force transmitting unit that transmits a rotational driving force of the driving source rotationally driven in the second direction as a unidirectional rotational driving force to one or more of the image bearing members and does not transmit the rotational driving force to a remaining one or more of the image bearing members. The first and second driving-force transmitting units are switched therebetween by changing the rotational direction of the driving source.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104212

Cleaning device, device to be cleaned, cleaning member, and image forming apparatus

A cleaning device includes a cleaning member that includes a cleaning portion that cleans a light transmission member, which has a substantially elongated shape and which transmits light, and a support portion that supports the cleaning portion and a wall portion that is disposed on one end side of the light transmission member in a longitudinal direction of the light transmission member and that has a surface that is formed along a direction that intersects the longitudinal direction of the light transmission member. The cleaning member and the wall portion each have a configuration in which when an end of the cleaning member makes contact with the wall portion and is pressed, the support portion is bent in a convex manner toward a side opposite to a side on which the light transmission member is disposed.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104203

Image forming apparatus and recording-material-transporting device

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section that forms an image, a transport path section along which a recording material that is yet to undergo or has undergone image formation performed by the image forming section is transported, a transport unit that is provided in the transport path section and transports the recording material while nipping the recording material, an operated portion that is operated by a user and activates the transport unit such that the recording material is removed from the transport unit, and a notification unit that notifies a completion of the operation of the operated portion on the basis of a position of the recording material that is removed from the transport unit by the user's operation of the operated portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104073

Delayed vehicle identification for privacy enforcement

A method for recognition of an identifier such as a license plate includes storing first visual signatures, each extracted from a first image of a respective object, such as a vehicle, captured at a first location, and first information associated with the first captured image, such as a time stamp. A second visual signature is extracted from a second image of a second object captured at a second location and second information associated with the second captured image is acquired. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103382

Cause identifying device, image forming device, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

A cause identifying device includes a modifying unit and an identifying unit. The modifying unit, in a case in which an inexpedience is detected in an image formed on a print medium by conducting multiple processes, modifies processing content conducted during the image formation by modifying a processing parameter of a partial process or disabling a partial process. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103365

Power supply control apparatus, image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A power supply control apparatus includes a sensor, a first imaging unit, a second imaging unit, and a state controller. The sensor senses a person when the power supply control apparatus is in a power saving state. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103364

Image forming apparatus and recording medium

An image forming apparatus includes: a schedule information generation unit that generates schedule information including an order of execution of received jobs; an acquisition unit that acquires resource information related to a resource used to execute a job; a prediction unit that predicts a timing of occurrence of an event that possibly occurs in the apparatus as the received jobs are executed in accordance with the order of execution on the basis of the schedule information and the resource information; a display information generation unit that generates display information for displaying a period of execution of the job to be executed and the timing of occurrence of the event along the same time axis, and for displaying a degree of influence of the event on execution of the job; and a display controller that controls display of the display information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103363

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus, includes: an acceptance unit that accepts image data and reading data read from a medium; an extraction unit that extracts a rectangular image by segmenting one image of the image data and the reading data to have a size calculated based on an error; a searching unit that searches for a matching position of a rectangular image in the other image of the image data and the reading data, which corresponds to a position of the rectangular image extracted by the extraction unit within a range of a movement amount calculated based on the size of the rectangular image extracted by the extraction unit and a predetermined size calculated by the error; and a comparison unit that compares the rectangular image extracted by the extraction unit with the rectangular image in the other image at the position searched by the searching unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103362

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus, includes: an acceptance unit that accepts image data and reading data; an extraction unit that extracts rectangular images by segmenting one image of the image data and the reading data; a first searching unit that selects at least one of the rectangular images extracted by the extraction unit, set a search range calculated from the error, searches for a matching position of the selected rectangular image in the other image of the image data and the reading data; an estimation unit that estimates a matching position of a rectangular image in the other image on the basis of the matching position of the selected rectangular image in the other image; and a second searching unit that searches for a matching position of the other rectangular image in the other image using the matching position estimated by the estimation unit as a reference.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103160

Method and apparatus for detection of defective brakes

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for detecting defective brakes are disclosed. For example, the method detects that a wheel of a vehicle is in a position to be read by an infrared (ir) thermometer, signals the ir thermometer to take a temperature measurement of a brake of the wheel, receives the temperature measurement of the brake and determines that a defective brake condition exists when the temperature measurement of the brake is outside a temperature range.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103131

Systems and methods for real-time efficient navigation of video streams

Described are systems and methods that allow a video conference participant to efficiently review semantically meaningful events within the video streams shared by their peers. Because participants are engaged in real-time communication, it is important to provide tools that let them quickly jump back to past events that were shown previously, not requiring them to manipulate a standard video timeline. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150103128

Light scanning device and image forming apparatus

A light scanning device includes a scanning unit and a power consumption unit. The scanning unit faces a scan surface and performs scanning by dividing one scan area into segments by having multiple light-emitting-element groups arranged in a predetermined scanning direction. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150102553

Systems and methods for implementing a unique variable stacking surface for set compiling in image forming devices

A system and method are provided for improving stack integrity for image receiving media substrates in a compiler tray in an image forming device by supplementing the structure of the compiler tray with a pair of auger components configured with a bottom surface that, in conjunction with a stepped support structure in the compiler tray, applies a mechanical leveling force to reduce or otherwise eliminate detrimental effects associated with substrate curl or uneven set build-up in the compiler tray. The vertical compiler components provide an accommodation for localized thickness build-up in compiled image receiving media substrates by one or more processing or post-processing steps. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150102547

Systems and methods for implementing a unique planar stacking surface for set compiling in image forming devices

A system and method are provided improving stack integrity for a set of image receiving media substrates at an output of a compiler in an image forming device by supplementing a compiler shelf with a pair of augers having a unique planar lead-in for a top surface of the augers. The vertical compiler components reduce a “stepped” configuration of conventional compiler systems to keep a bottom sheet substantially “flat” thereby reducing a tendency for the bottom sheet to disadvantageously shift during in-set alignment processing. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150102529

Antioxidants for overcoat layers and methods for making the same

Antioxidants used for overcoat layers and processes for making the same. The present process for making the antioxidant has proven to be repeatable, cheaper, faster and safer than conventional processes. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150101508

Bio-renewable phase change inks

A phase change ink composition suitable for ink jet printing, including printing on coated paper substrates. In embodiments, the phase change ink composition comprises a bio-renewable crystalline component and amorphous component which provides for a robust ink composition. ... Xerox Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150101507

Phase change inks comprising novel crystalline compounds

A phase change ink composition suitable for ink jet printing, including robust printing on coated paper substrates. In embodiments, the phase change ink composition comprises both a crystalline compound and an amorphous compound which are derived from bio-renewable materials. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150101063

Information processing apparatus and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. A checking unit checks whether or not a position of a user is outside the premises of an organization to which the user belongs. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150101023

Relay apparatus, relay system, relay method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A relay apparatus includes a memory that stores right information indicating a right to access a service providing apparatus, a first retrieval unit that retrieves, from a client apparatus, identification information of a user registered in the service providing apparatus that is a target of an access request from the client apparatus, and an access unit that accesses the service providing apparatus as the target using the identification information retrieved by the first retrieval unit instead of the right information stored on the memory if the right information to access the service providing apparatus as the target is not valid.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100866

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a memory, a display, a transmission unit, a reception unit, and a display operation unit. The memory stores data including an identifier of another apparatus or an identifier of a user of the other apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100682

Information providing apparatus and method, information providing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information providing apparatus includes a collecting unit, a generating unit, and an output unit. The collecting unit collects log information of a service execution apparatus managed in an intranet and log information of a service execution apparatus managed outside the intranet. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100577

Image processing apparatus and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A memory stores therein plural items of image information. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100432

Using semantic analysis to enhance personalized documents in a variable data marketing campaign

A system generates variable data documents, such as those that may be used in a marketing campaign, each of which contains content that is selected specifically for the document's recipient. The system uses a document template that includes dynamic element fields. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100389

Systems and methods for tracking user-uptime for managed print services in managed office devices

A system and method are provided for automatically tracking and reporting additional metrics to customers employing managed services accounts to track maintenance and resupply of consumables in managed office devices. The additional metrics suite may provide to the customers additional internal management tools that can be advantageously employed within customer organizations to increase user efficiency and productivity. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150100304

Incremental computation of repeats

A method of updating a suffix tree includes providing an initial suffix tree based on a first sequence of symbols drawn from an alphabet. The suffix tree includes existing nodes representing respective subsequences occurring in the first sequence of symbols. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150099317

Surface emitting semiconductor laser, surface emitting semiconductor laser array, surface emitting semiconductor laser device, optical transmission device, information processing apparatus, and method of producing surface emitting semiconductor laser

A surface emitting semiconductor laser includes a substrate, a first conductivity-type first semiconductor multilayer reflector, an active layer, a semiconductor layer, a second conductivity-type second semiconductor multilayer reflector that includes a current confinement layer, and a heat dissipating metal member. At least the first semiconductor multilayer reflector, the active layer, the semiconductor layer, and the second semiconductor multilayer reflector are stacked in this order on the substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150099226

Toner processes

A method for preparing toner particles is disclosed. In embodiments, a suitable method includes aggregating a mixture comprising at least one resin, an optional pigment and an optional wax to form aggregated particles, freezing aggregation of particles by adjusting the ph of the aggregated particles to a freezing aggregation ph; coalescing the aggregated particles to form toner particles at a first ph that is higher than the freezing aggregation ph; and recovering the toner particles.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098971

Nail polish compositions

Personal care products for maintaining fingernail and toenail appearance. In particular, nail polish compositions that have a formulation that is both safer and more environmentally-friendly to use. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098743

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a toner-image carrying member, a transfer unit that transfers the toner image on the toner-image carrying member onto a recording medium at a transfer portion, a transport roller disposed along a transport direction to transport the recording medium to the transfer portion while being in contact with the recording medium, and a release unit that releases the contact of the transport roller with the recording medium. The release unit does not release the contact of the transport roller when it is detected that the recording medium passing through the transport roller is a thick recording medium or a recording medium having a high bending strength, and releases the contact when the recording medium is different from the thick recording medium and the recording medium. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098737

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes a toner image onto a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a pressurizing portion, in cooperation with the fixing member, through which the recording material holding a non-fixed toner image passes, a heating member that includes a heat generating portion having a predetermined pattern shape and being energized to generate heat, and heats the fixing member, a supporting member that supports the heating member along an inner circumferential surface of the fixing member, and a thermal diffusion member that faces the supporting member with interposing the heating member, and diffuses heat from the heating member and conducts the heat to the fixing member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098736

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a heating rotating body that heats a toner image formed on a recording medium, a pressurizing rotating body including an endless belt that is placed in such a manner that an outer circumferential surface thereof faces the heating rotating body, a first pressurizing member that is placed on a side of an inner circumferential surface of the endless belt and forms a fixing nip portion between the endless belt and the heating rotating body, and a second pressurizing member that guides the recording medium so that the recording medium comes into contact with the heating rotating body on an upstream side of the fixing nip portion in a transportation direction of the recording medium, and a releasing unit that releases pressure contact of the pressurizing rotating body that is in pressure contact with heating rotating body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098735

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a fixing member that fixes toner to a recording material, a pressurizing member that forms a nip portion through which the recording material passes between the fixing member and the pressurizing member, a contacting and separating mechanism that contacts and separates the pressurizing member with and from the fixing member, and a pressure adjusting mechanism that is provided capable of advancing to and retreating from a region that moves along with contacting and separating of the pressurizing member with and from the fixing member by the contacting and separating mechanism while moving along a straight line direction, and adjusts a pressure in the nip portion by contacting the contacting and separating mechanism in the region.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098734

Developing device and image forming apparatus

Provided is a developing device including an accommodating unit that contains a developer, a transport member that holds the developer on an outer surface and transports the developer outside from the accommodating unit, a layer regulating member that faces the outer surface of the transport member with a gap, extends in a direction intersecting a direction in which the developer is transported, and regulates a layer thickness of the developer, and a removal member that is inserted into the gap, moves along the direction in which the layer regulating member extends, and removes the developer from the gap.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098728

Drive switching device and image forming apparatus

A drive switching device includes a driving source and a switching unit. The driving source is rotationally driven in one direction. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098727

Connection mechanism and image forming apparatus

A connection mechanism includes a protrusion, a plate section, and a movable section. The protrusion has a distal end, which has a spherical surface and a tapered surface, and a support that supports the distal end. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098725

Charging unit, image forming apparatus, and charging unit support member

Provided is a charging unit including a charging member that is provided and comes in contact with a surface of an image holding member holding an image to charge the image holding member, a cleaning member that is provided and comes in contact with a surface of the charging member to clean the charging member, and a support member that includes a first support portion which is provided with an opening portion that opens in a direction intersecting rotating shafts of the charging member and the cleaning member, and which supports one end of the charging member is inserted through the opening portion to support the one end of the charging member, and a second support portion which is formed by being connected to the first support portion and which supports one end of the cleaning member which is inserted from the opening portion through the first support portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098724

Removal mechanism and image forming apparatus

A removal mechanism includes a removing member, an accommodation section, a receiver, and a cooling path. The removing member rubs against an extraneous-matter-adhered member, to which extraneous matter is adhered, so as to remove the extraneous matter therefrom. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098723

Drawer member and image forming apparatus

A drawer member that is capable of being drawn out from an image forming apparatus body and that includes a fixing unit that heats and fixes an image onto a recording medium, a first flow path that is formed around the fixing unit and that causes air that is heated by heat, which is discharged from the fixing unit, to circulate, and a second flow path that is formed adjacent to the first flow path on a side opposite to the fixing unit and in which air having a temperature lower than a temperature of air, which circulates in the first flow path, circulates.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098718

Printer control using optical and electrostatic sensors

Various methods and devices transfer test patches of marking material from a marking device of a printing apparatus to a transfer surface of the printing apparatus, optically measure the density of the test patches on the transfer surface using an optical sensor of the printing apparatus, and measure the electrostatic differences in charge of the transfer surface as the test patches on the transfer surface move by an electrostatic sensor of the printing apparatus. Such methods and devices adjust settings of the marking device based on output from the electrostatic sensor alone, or based on a combination of the output from the optical sensor and converted output from the electrostatic sensor.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098715

Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and image forming method

An image forming system includes a feed section, a transport section, a toner-image forming section, a fixing section, a problem detecting section, and an additional feed section. The feed section feeds a sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098662

Image processor and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processor includes: an image group generating unit that generates, from an original image, a group of images including at least one smoothed image; an illumination image generating unit that generates an illumination image by use of at least one of the images included in the group of images; a smoothed image acquiring unit that acquires a particular smoothed image based on the at least one smoothed image; a reflection rate image generating unit that generates a reflection rate image based on the original image, the particular smoothed image, a synthesizing degree information which represents a synthesizing degree of the original image and the particular smoothed image, and the illumination image, and a reproduction image generating unit that generates a reproduction image which is reproduced so that visibility of the original image is enhanced, based on at least the reflection rate image and an enhancing degree information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098649

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium

The image processing apparatus includes a color extraction unit, a region cutting-out unit, a determination unit, and a sticky-note-image cutting-out unit. The color extraction unit extracts pixels by using multiple thresholds, which are prepared in advance for a color space, for a color used in sticky notes, from image information including information about the sticky notes. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098647

Image processing device, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An image processing device includes a color extractor, an area cutout unit, a receiver, and a sticky image cutout unit. The color extractor extracts, from image information that includes multiple sticky notes, pixels of a color used for the sticky notes. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098621

Video based method and system for automated side-by-side traffic load balancing

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for side-by-side traffic location load balancing are disclosed. For example, the method receives one or more video images of a side-by-side traffic location, determines a number of cars in a first lane and a number of cars in a second lane of the side-by-side traffic location based upon the one or more video images, calculates a delta between the number of cars in the first lane and the number of cars in the second lane and recommends the first lane or the second lane based upon the delta and a respective weighting factor associated with the first lane and the second lane to provide a load balance of the cars at the side-by-side traffic location.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098113

Setting storage device, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A setting storage device, includes: a storage unit that stores setting information and adjustment information to be associated with each other; and a control unit that in case that first setting information is introduced, compares contents in relation to predefined items of first adjustment information associated with the first setting information with corresponding contents of second adjustment information having been stored in the storage unit and, according to a comparison result, controls whether to store the first setting information to be associated with the second adjustment information stored in the storage unit or to store the first setting information and the first adjustment information associated with the first setting information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150098108

Setting storage device, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A setting storage device, includes: a storage unit which stores setting information and adjustment information to be associated with each other; and a control unit which, in case that, i) first setting information associated with first adjustment information is introduced, ii) second adjustment information has been stored in the storage unit, iii) the second adjustment information has the same name as the first adjustment information associated with the first setting information and iv) the second adjustment information has the same content as the first adjustment information associated with the first setting information, stores the first setting information in the storage unit to be associated with the second adjustment information without storing the first adjustment information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097952

Dynamic multi-windowed image enhancement for interactive hov detection

A system and method for enhancing images including an image capture device operably connected to a data processing device that captures an image of a target vehicle, and a processor-usable medium embodying computer code, said processor-usable medium being coupled to said data processing device, said computer program code comprising instructions executable by said processor. The instructions configured for identifying a region within the image including a window of the target vehicle, applying a first image enhancement effect to the identified region, applying a second image enhancement effect to a remainder of the image not including the identified region, the second image enhancement effect different than the first image enhancement effect.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097911

Light emitting part, print head, and image forming apparatus

A light emitting part includes plural light emitting thyristors that each have an anode and a cathode and that are lit in the on state; a light-on signal line that is connected with the cathodes or the anodes of the plural light emitting thyristors and that supplies current, the current which causes the plural light emitting thyristors to be lit; and a diversion thyristor that has an anode and a cathode, the anode or the cathode which is connected with the light-on signal line, and that diverts current, the current which flows to a light emitting thyristor to be lit among the plural light emitting thyristors in the on state. A potential of the light-on signal line may be set so that the diversion thyristor and at least one light emitting thyristor among the plural light emitting thyristors become the on state in parallel.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097908

Light emitting part, print head, and image forming apparatus

Cathodes of a first group of plural transfer thyristors are connected with a first transfer signal line, and also connected with a first reception terminal through a first current limiting resistance. A first transfer signal is transmitted to the first reception terminal. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097897

Multi-layer electroformed nozzle plate with attenuation pockets

An ink jet printhead includes a nozzle plate including a nozzle, a recess in the nozzle plate, and a compliant layer that covers the recess and forms a sealed pocket that may be filled with air or another gas during use of the printhead. During actuation of a piezoelectric element during the ejection of ink from the nozzle, the sealed pocket attenuates an acoustic energy generated by the piezoelectric element, thereby reducing crosstalk to adjacent nozzles by the acoustic energy.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097856

Image processor and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processor including: a color converting unit converting an original image to a brightness image and a chromaticity image; an illumination image generating unit generating, from the brightness image, an illumination image; an image generation processing unit executing a processing for generating a brightness reproduction image which is reproduced so that visibility of the original image is enhanced, based on the brightness image, the illumination image, and an enhancing degree information which represents an enhancing degree of a reflection rate component of the original image, a chromaticity adjustment image generating unit generating a chromaticity adjustment image by adjusting chromaticity of the chromaticity image, and a color reverse converting unit performing a conversion reverse to a color conversion performed by the color converting unit, with respect to the brightness reproduction image and the chromaticity adjustment image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097333

Image forming system, image forming apparatus, sheet feed apparatus, and image forming method

An image forming system includes a feed section, a transport section, a transport position adjuster, and a load-position moving unit. The feed section feeds a sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097331

Mechanism to detect linear motion using cam path

In a mechanism for detecting the size of media loaded in a media tray of an imaging device, the media tray includes at least one pair of media guiding members for alignment with the edges of the media. The media size sensing mechanism includes two racks operatively connected to the pair of media guiding members, a pinion positioned between the two racks, a cam structure attached to the pinion, and a sensor depicting the corresponding size of the loaded media. ... Xerox Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097014

Transport device

Provided is a transport device including a first transport member that transports a sheet-shaped medium in a transport direction, a transport path that is formed by a first guiding member which guides the medium in the transport direction and a second guiding member which guides the medium in the transport direction, at least one of the first guiding member and the second guiding member including a widened part on a downstream side of a processing position and on an upstream side of a second transport member, a pressing member that presses the medium to the first guiding member, a processing unit that performs a processing on the medium which is transported in the transport path, and a second transport member that transports the medium, which is guided by the first guiding member and the second guiding member, in the transport direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095753

Methods and systems for filling forms

A system for facilitating filling at least one unfilled form including at least one data field is disclosed. The system includes a display module configured to display the at least one unfilled form. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150095458

Methods and systems for providing a seamless transition of documents between client types

A method of synchronizing a document across a plurality of client computing devices may include receiving a first document comprising one or more pages, reformatting the first document so that each page of the received first document is a separate second document, associating a metadata file with each second document, receiving one or more access requests for one or more of the second documents from a user, updating one or more of the metadata files to reflect the one or more access requests, identifying a plurality of client computing devices associated with the user to which the document is to be synchronized, and transmitting at least a portion of the second documents to each of the identified client computing devices.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094606

Breathing pattern identification for respiratory function assessment

What is disclosed is a system and method for identifying a patient's breathing pattern for respiratory function assessment without contact and with a depth-capable imaging system. In one embodiment, a time-varying sequence of depth maps are received of a target region of a subject of interest over a period of inspiration and expiration. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094597

Breathing pattern identification for respiratory function assessment

What is disclosed is a system and method for identifying a patient's breathing pattern for respiratory function assessment without contact and with a depth-capable imaging system. In one embodiment, a time-varying sequence of depth maps are received of a target region of a subject of interest over a period of inspiration and expiration. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093698

Resin composition, thiopyran-based squarylium compound and image forming material

There is provided a resin composition containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a resin; and an image forming material containing an infrared absorber as an inner salt, at least either a carboxylic acid ester or a phosphoric acid ester, and a thermoplastic resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093584

Graphene and fluorpolymer composite

A composition comprises a liquid continuous phase and a plurality of composite particles dispersed therein. The composite particles each comprise a fluorosilane-treated graphene-comprising particle and a fluoropolymer particle.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093511

Method of manufacture for graphene fluoropolymer dispersion

A method for forming a dispersion includes mixing graphene particles, a fluorosilane coupling agent and a first solvent to produce a first dispersion wherein the graphene particles are from about 0.1 to about 0.8 weight percent of the first dispersion. The method includes concentrating the first dispersion by removing the first solvent to produce a second dispersion wherein the graphene particles are from about 2.0 to about 10.0 weight percent of the concentrated dispersion. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093170

Fixing device, and image forming apparatus with same

Provided is a fixing device including a transparent cylindrical body that is formed in a cylindrical shape to be rotatable, an opposing member that is arranged to oppose the transparent cylindrical body and forms a contact region in a portion between the transparent cylindrical body and the opposing member, a laser beam radiation device that is provided in an external portion of the transparent cylindrical body and radiates the laser beams, a light converging member that is provided in an internal portion of the transparent cylindrical body and is disposed to be in contact with portions of the transparent cylindrical body, and a liquid filling body that fills an air interface layer between a portion of the transparent cylindrical body and the light converging member, with a transparent liquid enabling the laser beams to pass therethrough.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093169

Graphene and fluorpolymer composite fuser coating

A fuser comprises a substrate and a composite layer formed on the substrate. The composite layer comprises a plurality of fluorosilane-treated graphene-comprising particles and a fluoropolymer. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093139

Developing device

Provided is a developing device including a storage container that stores a developer, a rotating body that supplies the developer to an image holding member in a supply region by being rotated with holding the developer, an inflow portion that is provided with an inflow port placed on a downstream side of the supply region in a rotation direction of the rotating body, and flows air into the storage container, and an outflow portion that is provided with an outflow port and emits air in the storage container from the outflow port, wherein the outflow port and the inflow port are placed to be adjacent to each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092218

Print management apparatus, non-transitory recording medium, and printing system

Provided is a print management apparatus including a failure detector that detects a failure of a printing control apparatus and a printing apparatus in a printing system, and a printing continuation control unit that performs a control for requesting, when the failure detector detects the failure of any one of the printing control apparatus and the printing apparatus, an another printing system to lend an apparatus corresponding to the apparatus of which the failure is detected among the printing control apparatus and the printing apparatus, and for continuing, when the apparatus that is a request target is lent in response to the request, printing by the lent apparatus instead of the apparatus of which the failure is detected.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092217

Print management apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and printing system

Provided is a printing management apparatus including an assignment unit that assigns portions to be interpreted among respective pieces of print data, to plural interpreters that interpret print data, so as to be interpreted, a failure detector that detects a failure of the interpreters, and a reassignment unit that reassigns portions, among the print data, assigned to a failed interpreter which is detected by the failure detector to a remaining interpreter other than the failed interpreter, among the plural interpreters, so as to be interpreted, wherein the plural interpreters transmit interpretation result data obtained by interpreting the portions assigned by the assignment unit to one printing control apparatus, and the printing control apparatus causes a printing apparatus to perform printing in accordance with the interpretation result data corresponding to each portion of the print data which is received from the plural interpreters.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092204

Image processing device and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing device includes an accepting unit, and a conversion information generating unit. The accepting unit accepts items of read data in a device-dependent color space that are generated by reading color patches, items of reference data in a device-independent color space of the color patches, and items of specific color component data each indicating a specific color component in a corresponding one of the color patches. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092193

Inspection apparatus

An inspection apparatus includes a light emitting device, a first lens, a second lens, a light receiving device, and an inspection device. The light emitting device emits a light beam. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092007

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a frame selection unit that selects a characteristic frame from image data representing one or a plurality of objects and including a plurality of frames, an object selection unit that selects a characteristic object from the one or the plurality of objects, a textual information generation unit that generates textual information that indicates at least one of a movement of the characteristic object and a sound from the characteristic object, and a display controller that displays an image of the characteristic frame with the textual information associated with the characteristic object.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092004

Methods for forming functionalized carbon black with amino-terminated polyfluorodimethylsiloxane for printing

A method for forming functionalized carbon black useful for uniform dispersion in a surface material of a printing system component includes providing carbon black; providing a fluoropolymer having a terminal amino group; and mixing the amino-terminated fluoropolymer and the carbon black, wherein the fluoropolymer is amino-terminated pdms.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150091741

Computer-implemented system and method for providing management of motor vehicle parking spaces during scheduled street sweeping

A system and method for managing a multiplicity of motor vehicle parking spaces through a server is provided. Smart parking devices and vehicle occupancy sensors that are each physically proximate to and which correspond to at least one of the parking spaces is interfaced with the server. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150091248

Systems and methods for implementing an auger-based transport mechanism for vertical transport of image receiving media in image forming systems

A system and method are provided for implementing an auger-based transport device as a vertical compiler in an image forming system. The auger-based transport device includes a plurality of mechanical augers for vertical transport of image receiving media substrates, or sets of substrates in a controlled manner. ... Xerox Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150090826

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including plural image forming portions that form an image on a recording medium, and a transport unit that transports the recording medium to at least one image forming portion selected among the plural image forming portions, wherein the transport unit includes plural transport paths that are different at least in an image forming portion, to which the recording medium is transported, among the plural image forming portions, and in an order of the recording medium transported to each image forming portion constituting the image forming portion to which the recording medium is transported.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150089357

Policy-aware configurable data redaction based on sensitivity and use factors

The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for document redaction. The disclosed techniques adapt to the needs of different levels of data sensitivity and different needs for disclosure or analysis by using pre-defined templates related to use cases, and mapping those to the relative sensitivity of private data types both in their natural form and after redaction by various redaction types. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150088790

Hybrid system for demand prediction

In demand prediction, a history of demand for a resource is modeled to generate a baseline model of the demand, and demand for the resource at a prediction time is predicted by evaluating a regression function of depth k operating on an input data set including at least the demand for the resource at the prediction time output by the baseline model and measured demand for the resource measured at k times prior to the prediction time. The resource may be off-street parking, and the input data set may further include weather data. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150088680

Methods and systems for operating a marketplace for software products

Methods and systems for operating a marketplace. A first price for one or more financial options associated with one or more software products is determined based on a pre-determined set of factors. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086947

Computer-based system and method for creating customized medical video information using crowd sourcing

A computer-based apparatus including a computer including a processor arranged to select a first video regarding a medical condition; create a second video including segments from the first video; transmit the second video for viewing by qualified medical personnel; receive input from the personnel; based on the input confirm accuracy of a first segment or modify a second segment or delete a third segment; create, from the second video, by at least including the first or second segment or deleting the third segment; transmit the third video for viewing by viewers; receive a respective response from each viewer identifying a respective fourth segment of the third video deemed relevant to the medical condition or enjoyable; create a fourth video including at least a portion of the respective fourth segments; and store the fourth video for inclusion in a video regarding the medical condition.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086922

Latex forming process comprising concurrent steam injection emulsification and solvent distillation

A process includes dissolving a polymer in an organic solvent to form a polymer solution and forming a latex from the polymer solution by contacting the polymer solution with steam while substantially simultaneously distilling the organic solvent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086916

Self-cleaning toner composition

Toner compositions that having spherical particles and provide stable density. The toner compositions also comprise and deliver a silicone oil to the cleaning subsystem in the image forming apparatus by incorporating an inorganic fine powder additive package that has been mixed with silicone oil in a manner such that the toner is blended with the inorganic fine powder and silicone oil.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086914

Imaging members and methods for making the same

Flexible imaging members in electrophotography which have an improved plasticized charge transport layer formulation. The resulting imaging member is resistant to chemical contaminants, photoelectrically stable, fatigue cracking suppression, and has a simplified material structure which is curl-free without the need of an anticurl back coating layer. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086805

Method for forming metal structures

A method of forming a metal structure. The method comprises providing a dispersion of metal nanoparticles and a solution comprising a transient polymer and solvent. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086798

Coating composition

An endless belt comprising a polyimide-based substrate layer. The polyimide-based substrate layer is made by curing a mixture comprising a polyimide precursor and a polyalkylene glycol silicone phosphate. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086072

Methods and systems for monitoring a worker performing a crowdsourced task

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for monitoring a worker performing a crowdsourced task being presented on a computing device. The method comprises performing at least one of a facial detection processing or an eye tracking processing, on a video stream captured by a camera of the computing device. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086071

Methods and systems for efficiently monitoring parking occupancy

A system and method for determining parking occupancy by constructing a parking area model based on a parking area, receiving image frames from at least one video camera, selecting at least one region of interest from the image frames, performing vehicle detection on the region(s) of interest, determining that there is a change in parking status for a parking space model associated with the region of interest, and updating parking status information for a parking space associated with the parking space model.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085599

Continuous magnetic mixing system with flexible geometric mixing zone

A mixing process and system can include a plurality of magnetic particles within a fluid such as a liquid or solid to be mixed. The fluid to be mixed is dispensed within a mixing zone that may include a mixing tube. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085320

Image processing based on automatic image-type detection

Methods and systems divide an image into image blocks, determine a number of high-variation blocks within valid image blocks, determine a page variance measure by dividing the number of high-variation blocks by the total number of valid image blocks, and classify the image as comprising a halftone and/or text image if the page variance measure exceeds a halftone threshold. Such methods and systems classify the image as being a continuous tone image if the page variance measure does not exceed the halftone threshold and a text index is below a text index threshold, and classify the image as being a continuous tone and text image if the page variance measure does not exceed the halftone threshold and the text index is not below the text index threshold. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085136

Hybrid single-pixel camera switching mode for spatial and spot/area measurements

Disclosed herein is a single-pixel camera system and method for performing spot/area measurement of a localized area of interest identified in a scene and for performing spatial scene reconstruction. A switching module enables a single-pixel camera to alternate between a spot/area measurement mode and a spatial scene reconstruction mode. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085129

Portable occupancy detection methods, systems and processor-readable media

Methods, systems and processor-readable media for portable parking occupancy detection. One or more cameras can be provided on a portable mast for capturing video on parking of a street. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085043

Varying material surface energies via inhomogeneous networks for indirect printing method

An intermediate transfer member containing a mixture of two or more inhomogeneous polymers or networks, wherein a first polymer or network has a higher surface energy than a second polymer or network and a method of forming the intermediate transfer member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085042

Blanket materials for indirect printing method with varying surface energies via amphiphilic block copolymers

An intermediate transfer member containing a multi-block copolymer containing at least an a block and a b block, wherein the a block has a higher surface energy than the b block, and a method of forming an intermediate transfer member. A method of printing an image to a substrate including applying an ink onto the intermediate receiving member using an inkjet printhead; spreading the ink onto the intermediate receiving member; inducing a property change of the ink; and transferring the ink to a substrate.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085041

Optically switchable composition for aqueous transfix blanket

An intermediate transfer member containing a blend of materials including a base polymer and a stimulus-responsive additive, an intermediate transfer member containing a first layer including a base polymer and a second layer grafted onto the first layer and including a stimulus-responsive additive, and a method of printing an image to a substrate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085039

Coating for aqueous inkjet transfer

An image transfer member (itm) is provided with a skin over its surface in which the skin incorporates a hygroscopic agent. The hygroscopic agent is operable to make the itm skin very hydrophilic or to provide a high surface energy. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085038

Coating for aqueous inkjet transfer

A coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system is disclosed that comprises a hydrophilic composition and a surfactant. The hydrophilic composition can be a polyvinyl acetate-based composition.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085037

System and method for image receiving surface treatment in an indirect inkjet printer

An inkjet printer applies a layer of a hydrophilic composition, which includes a liquid carrier and an absorption agent, to an image receiving surface of an indirect image receiving member. A dryer in the printer removes a portion of the liquid carrier from the layer of hydrophilic composition to form a dried layer of an absorption agent on the image receiving surface and an aqueous ink image is formed on the dried layer. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085036

Coating for aqueous inkjet transfer

A coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system is disclosed that comprises a hydrophilic composition and a surfactant. The hydrophilic composition can be a starch-based composition.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150085019

Double sided flex for improved bump interconnect

A printhead including a plurality of embossed first flex circuit pads and a first plurality of first active traces on a first side of a dielectric substrate, and a plurality of embossed second flex circuit pads on a second side of the dielectric substrate. The plurality of embossed first flex circuit pads are configured to be electrically active as part of an electric circuit during operation of the printhead, while the plurality of embossed second flex circuit pads may be configured to be electrically active or electrically inactive during operation of the printhead.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150082861

Shock or impact sensor

A sensor for detecting impact is generally provided. The sensor may include a deformable beam. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150082381

Method and apparatus for providing a dynamic tool menu based upon a document

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing a tool menu based upon a document displayed on an endpoint device are disclosed. For example, the method opens the document requested by a user in the endpoint device, detects one or more portions of the document that require data entry, determines a type of data entry that is required for the one or more portions of the document that are detected to require data entry, detects one or more configuration settings of the endpoint device and displays one or more tools selected from a plurality of tools on the tool menu based upon the type of data entry that is required for the one or more portions of the document and the one or more configuration settings of the endpoint device.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150082163

Multiple selection on devices with many gestures

Devices, methods and computer readable mediums storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for interacting with targets on a display, particularly in regards to devices utilizing a multi-touch display that are driven by gestures. The use of such devices, methods, and computer readable mediums storing a program allows the user to interact with devices through the use of multi-touch displays.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150080514

Protective overcoat for printed images

A method includes forming a film over a printed image on a substrate, the film includes a print overcoat composition having a binder that includes an aqueous vinylacetate-ethylene copolymer emulsion, (1) a particulate additive as a dispersion or emulsion, (2) a co-binder, or (3) both, and a surfactant, the film provides wear and scratch resistance to the printed image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150079511

Polyarylatecarbonate fluoropolymer containing photoconductors

A photoconductor that includes, for example, a supporting substrate, an optional ground plane layer, an optional hole blocking layer, an optional adhesive layer, an optional anticurl layer, a photogenerating layer, and a charge transport layer comprised of a first charge transport compound, a second dissimilar charge transport compound, a fluoropolymer and a polyarylatecarbonate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150079504

Emulsion aggregation toner for sensor and antibacterial applications

Provided is a toner that has a plurality of toner particles. Each toner particle can include a binder resin core and a shell disposed about the binder resin core. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150079360

Solventless radiation curable stretchable ink composition

A solventless radiation curable stretchable ink composition including an aliphatic urethane monomer or oligomer; an acrylic ester monomer; a photoinitiator; and an optional colorant. A patterned article including a deformable substrate; an image printed on the deformable substrate, the image being formed from a radiation curable stretchable ink composition comprising an aliphatic urethane monomer or oligomer; an acrylic ester monomer; a photoinitiator; and an optional colorant.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150079357

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a first color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the first color is absent; electronically creating an electronic image region having a pattern; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of electronic image region and the pattern of the electronic image region; electronically painting a predetermined portion of the holes within the electronic image region with a second color; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078783

Contact member, image carrier, and image forming apparatus

A contact member is fitted in a cylindrical body that is substantially cylindrical and configurates an image carrier, and is supported by the cylindrical body while being in contact with an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical body at contact portions provided in three areas in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical body. All angles formed by two of straight lines passing through the contact portions and an axial center of the cylindrical body are more than about 90 degrees in a state in which the contact member is supported within the cylindrical body, when viewed from an axial direction of the cylindrical body.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078774

System for optimizing ink usage on a 5 colorant capable printer

A system and method for optimizing toner usage on an output device capable of rendering in five or more colorants includes receiving a print job for rendering a print job. The method includes generating at least one candidate colorant combination using multiple colorants. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077810

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

A color shift image pattern is rendered on a recording medium, by creating, in a pre-defined image region, an image pattern including a first pattern having a first color and a second pattern having a second color, the first pattern having a width smaller than the second pattern, the first color being different from the second color; and rendering, using marking materials, the image pattern on a recording medium, a height of the marking materials used to render the second color being higher than a height of the marking materials used to render the first color such that the first pattern and the second pattern are visible when a relative angle between an observer's viewing angle and an angle of illuminating the recording medium by an illumination source is a first angle, and the first pattern is not visible when the relative angle between the observer's viewing angle and the angle of illuminating the recording medium by the illumination source is a second angle, the second angle being not equal to the first angle.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077808

System and method for estimating continuous tone values from rendered binary input

A method and system for estimating continuous tone values associated with input pixels in a color image are provided. The method includes receiving binarized halftone image data representing a color image, wherein the color image has a plurality of input pixels; and estimating the continuous tone values associated with each of the input pixels by: establishing a window comprising a pixel of interest and neighboring pixels in the binarized halftone image data, wherein the window comprises a plurality of sub-windows and wherein each sub-window has a plurality of predetermined number of rows and columns of pixels; and processing the binarized halftone image data in both a process direction and a cross-process direction using the window such that the processing is performed for one of the pixels in each of the rows within the sub-window and the processing is skipped for the remaining pixels in that row of that sub-window.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077807

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

An ultraviolet image pattern is created on a recording medium having florescence properties and being a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating an electronic image region having a pattern; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of the electronic image region and the pattern of the electronic image region; electronically painting a predetermined portion of the holes with a third color, the third color matching the first color of the recording medium; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium such that the florescence properties of the recording medium are only visible through the holes not painted with the third color when viewing the recording medium using ultraviolet illumination.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077806

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium having a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink using the second color and including filled holes, the filled holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a third color, the third color matching the first color of the recording medium; electronically creating an electronic image region; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, a foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium such that the electronic image region is visible when a relative angle between an observer's viewing angle and an angle of illuminating the recording medium by an illumination source is a first angle, the electronic image region not having the predetermined portion of the holes painted with the third color being not visible when the relative angle between the observer's viewing angle and the angle of illuminating the recording medium by the illumination source is a second angle, the second angle being not equal to the first angle.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077805

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium having a first color by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a second color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the second color is absent; electronically creating an electronic image region having a pattern; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of electronic image region and the pattern of the electronic image region; electronically painting a predetermined portion of the holes within the electronic image region with a third color, the third color matching the first color of the recording medium; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077804

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

A gloss effect image pattern is created on a recording medium by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a first color and including holes, the holes representing areas in the first electronic pattern ink wherein the first color is absent; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink using the first color and including filled holes, the filled holes of the second electronic pattern ink representing areas in the second electronic pattern ink filled with a second color, the second color being different than the first color; electronically creating an electronic image region; electronically painting, using the first electronic pattern ink, a background of the electronic image region; electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, a foreground of the electronic image region; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on the recording medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077803

System and method for producing color shifting or gloss effect and recording medium with color shifting or gloss effect

A double layer micro gloss image pattern is created on a recording medium by electronically creating a first electronic pattern ink, the first electronic pattern ink including a first color pair and a first pattern, the first color pair including a first high color and a first low color; electronically creating a second electronic pattern ink, the second electronic pattern ink including a second color pair and the first pattern, the second color pair including a second high color and a second low color, the second color pair being visibly different from the first color pair; electronically creating a first layer in an electronic image region by electronically painting the electronic image region using the first electronic pattern ink; electronically creating a second layer in the electronic image region by electronically painting, using the second electronic pattern ink, a second pattern; and rendering, using marking materials, the electronic image region on a recording medium such that the when the first pattern is visible, the second pattern is not visible and when the second pattern is visible, the first pattern is not visible.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077788

Value weighted print and rendering control methods, systems and processor-readable media

Methods and systems for managing the rendering of documents in a rendering queue. In general, a set of criteria can be established for ranking a group of rendering jobs in a rendering queue. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077775

Processing apparatus

Provided is a processing apparatus that receives an operation and executes a process according to the operation, the processing apparatus including a housing that is provided with an opening facing a forward direction, a camera that causes a lens to be looked from the opening to generate a captured image, a filter that extends over a front surface of the lens and is placed with interposing a reflection reducing material between the filter and the housing, and a control unit that analyzes a human within an angle of a view of image capturing based on the captured image generated by the camera, using analysis results as one basis determines whether to cause the processing apparatus to transition to an enabled state, and causes the processing apparatus to transition to an enabled state when the determination of the transition to an enabled state is made.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077559

Video/vision based access control method and system for parking occupancy determination, which is robust against camera shake

Methods and systems for parking lot occupancy determination. Video of an entrance to a parking lot (or other facility) can be acquired utilizing one or more video cameras focusing on a pre-defined vision-based region of interest and a pre-defined video-based region of interest. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077549

Video/vision based access control method and system for parking occupancy determination, which is robust against abrupt camera field of view changes

Methods, systems and processor-readable media for parking occupancy determination. Changes in the field of view can be measured using template matching between templates derived from an original scene and a current scene with motion removed. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077501

White ink composition for ink-based digital printing

A white ink composition for ink-based digital printing includes a white pigment. The white pigment is titanium dioxide. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077500

Hydrophilic imaging member surface material for variable data ink-based digital printing systems and methods for manufacturing hydrophilic imaging member surface materials

An ink-based digital printing system suitable for use with hydrophilic and/or aqueous dampening fluids includes an imaging member having an imaging member material that is hydrophilic at the imaging surface.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077497

Semiconductor light-emitting element, light source head, and image forming apparatus

A semiconductor light-emitting element formed of a semiconductor layer includes a multilayer reflecting mirror, a light-emitting layer, a resonator, and a phase shift layer. The multilayer reflecting mirror is formed on a substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077454

System and method of printhead calibration with reduced number of active inkjets

A method for printhead location identification includes identifying a plurality of amplitudes for a portion of pixel columns in image data generated from a portion of an image receiving surface in which marks formed by an inkjet in the printhead are printed. The amplitudes are generated from a portion of each pixel column including expected locations for a portion of the printed marks in a process direction. ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150076417

Mechanical mixing processes

A ball milling free and roll milling free process that includes the mechanical mixing of a mixture of ingredients comprising a polymer, a perfluoropolyether phosphate, a conductive component, and a solvent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150076413

Intermediate transfer members

An intermediate transfer member that contains a mixture of a polyimide, an optional conductive component, and a perfluoropolyether phosphate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150075083

Silica composite particles and method of preparing the same

A method of preparing silica composite particles includes preparing an alkali catalyst solution containing an alkali catalyst at a concentration of from 0.6 mol/l to 0.85 mol/l, in a solvent containing alcohol; and supplying, into the alkali catalyst solution, (i) a mixed solution of tetraalkoxysilane and an organic titanium compound in which an organic group is coupled to a titanium atom through oxygen, and (ii) an alkali catalyst. The mixed solution is supplied at a supply amount of from 0.001 mol/(mol·min) to 0.01 mol/(mol·min) relative to the alcohol, and the alkali catalyst is supplied at a supply amount of from 0.1 mol to 0.4 mol, relative to 1 mol of a total supply amount of the tetraalkoxysilane and the organic titanium compound supplied per one minute.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150074034

Global regular expression backreferences

A system and a method are provided for querying a knowledge resource. The querying system is configured for executing queries in a query language that accepts global backreferences that are not limited to a being located in the condition including a regular expression (regex) to which the global backreference refers. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073736

Method and system for automated association of devices with electricity meters

A system, method and device for automated association of a device and a power meter. For example, the method includes determining a power profile for a power meter, determining device-specific power information for each of a plurality of devices, comparing the device-specific power information for each of the plurality of devices against the power profile for the power meter, determining, based upon the comparing, which of the plurality of devices is associated with the power meter, and recording the power meter and its associated device in a network management record. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073281

Generating a flow-volume loop for respiratory function assessment

What is disclosed is a system and method for generating a flow-volume loop for respiratory function assessment of a subject of interest in a non-contact, remote sensing environment. In one embodiment, a time-varying sequence of depth maps of a target region of a subject of interest being monitored for respiratory function is received. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072283

Colored toners

The disclosure describes a pigment of certain surface area for use in toner.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072276

Electrostatic charge image developing toner, electrostatic charge image developer, and toner container

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes an unsaturated polyester resin that contains a structural unit derived from a dicarboxylic acid component having an ethylenically unsaturated bond and a structural unit derived from a dialcohol component having a rosin ester group, wherein a surface layer portion of the toner contains a crosslinked material of the unsaturated polyester resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150072112

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a toner image holding member, a transfer unit, and a supply unit. The toner image holding member holds a toner image. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071693

Stripping mechanism, image-forming unit, and image-forming apparatus

A stripping mechanism includes a substantially sheet-shaped stripping member that has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, that is elastically deformed with part of the first surface in contact with an image carrier which rotates and carries an image, and that strips a recording medium from the image carrier; and an opposing member that is disposed downstream of the stripping member in a direction in which the image carrier moves, that extends toward the image carrier, and that is opposite the first surface of the stripping member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071671

Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and computer readable medium

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit and a controller. The image forming unit forms an image on a continuous recording medium by transferring to the continuous recording medium a toner image obtained by developing a latent image formed on a photoreceptor. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070731

Blended halftone with mixed dot sizes for object oriented halftones

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for printing is disclosed. For example, the method selects a first frequency and a first angle for a low frequency halftone, selects a second frequency and a second angle for a high frequency halftone, wherein the high frequency halftone comprises a large dot cluster and a small dot cluster, tags each one of one or more objects in an image to be printed, selects a low frequency halftone or a high frequency halftone for the each one of the one or more objects that are tagged and prints the image in accordance with the low frequency halftone or the high frequency halftone that is selected for the each one of the one or more objects that are tagged.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070471

Determining source lane of moving item merging into destination lane

Methods and devices acquire images using a stereo camera or camera network aimed at a first location. The first location comprises multiple parallel primary lanes merging into a reduced number of at least one secondary lane, and moving items within the primary lanes initiate transactions while in the primary lanes and complete the transactions while in the secondary lane. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070454

Thermally conductive aqueous transfix blanket

An intermediate transfer member containing a thermally conductive nanofiller dispersed in a polymer base, a method of forming the intermediate transfer member, and a method of printing an image to a substrate using the intermediate transfer member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070448

System and method for controlling air bubble formation in solid inkjet printer ink flow paths

Protrusions are positioned on the inner surfaces of a channel within a printhead body or member to control the size and location of bubble formation. An inkjet printhead includes a member having a first opening and a second opening to enable melted ink to enter the channel at the first opening and flow through the channel to the second opening. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070441

Thermo-pneumatic actuator working fluid layer

An ink jet printhead including a thermo-pneumatic actuator array for ejecting ink from an array of nozzles. The actuator array may include a plurality of channels in fluid communication with a plurality of working fluid chambers. ... Xerox Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150070440

Thermo-pneumatic actuator fabricated using silicon-on-insulator (soi)

An ink jet printhead including a thermo-pneumatic actuator array for ejecting ink from an array of nozzles. The actuator array may include the use of a silicon-on-insulator (soi) semiconductor wafer including a device layer, a handle layer, and a dielectric layer that physically separates the device layer from the handle layer to simplify printhead formation. ... Xerox Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150066816

Business process behavior conformance checking and diagnostic method and system based on theoretical and empirical process models built using probabilistic models and fuzzy logic

. . . . The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for checking the conformance of a process behavior against a theoretical process model, and for further providing a detailed diagnostic regarding the process behavior's expectedness and frequency. The provision of this detailed diagnostic includes discovering the empirical models generated by the system's business processes, and matching the defined process model to its corresponding empirical model.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065729

Boron subphthalocyanine compounds and method of making

A compound comprising a boron subphthalocyanine moiety, a plurality of solubilizing substituents positioned on peripheral cyclic groups of the boron subphthalocyanine moiety and an axial substituent positioned on the boron atom of the boron subphthalocyanine moiety. The plurality of solubilizing substituents comprise an oxygen or sulfur containing functional group and a substituted or unsubstituted, linear, branched or cyclic, aliphatic or aromatic terminal hydrocarbyl group that is 8 or more carbon atoms in length, the hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms. ... Xerox Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065713

Boron subphthalocyanine compounds and method of making

A compound comprising a boron subphthalocyanine moiety, a plurality of solubilizing substituents positioned on peripheral cyclic groups of the boron subphthalocyanine moiety and an axial substituent positioned on the boron atom. The plurality of solubilizing substituents comprise an oxygen or sulfur containing functional group and a substituted or unsubstituted, linear, branched or cyclic, aliphatic or aromatic terminal hydrocarbyl group that is 8 or more carbon atoms in length, the hydrocarbyl group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms. ... Xerox Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150064683

Method and system for generating and evaluating assessment sheets

A method, a system, and a computer program product for creating and evaluating assessment sheets are disclosed. The method includes identifying one or more first location identifiers based on one or more markings provided in a scanned master assessment sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150064615

Brilliant toner, electrostatic charge image developer, and toner cartridge

A brilliant toner contains a metallic pigment and a binder resin, and content of zn is from 0.00005% by weight to 1.0% by weight.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150064614

High speed charge transport layer

A photoreceptor includes a substrate a charge generating layer disposed on the substrate and a charge transport layer disposed on the charge generating layer, the charge transport layer includes a hole transport molecule, a fluorinated diol, and a leveling agent, the charge transport layer is substantially free of a polymer binder and catalyst, and has a post-discharge voltage of less than about 10 volts.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150064355

Method and apparatus for coating printhead

There is described a method for forming an ink jet print head. The method includes providing a printhead including a nozzle plate having a plurality of apertures and coating an anti-wetting composition on a surface of the nozzle p