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Image forming apparatus, power supply device, and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a power supply switching unit, a switching unit, a switch detecting unit, and a controller. The image forming unit forms an image. ... Xerox Corporation

Control device, electronic apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and control method

A control device includes a setting unit, an accumulation unit, a registration unit, and a selecting unit. The setting unit sets image data expressing an image including a first layer corresponding to a foreground-operating application and a second layer located in front of the first layer in a viewing direction. ... Xerox Corporation

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

An information processing apparatus includes following components. A memory stores user identification information identifying a user, terminal identification information identifying a terminal used as a user interface of the information processing apparatus, and operational context information indicating a status of an operation performed on the terminal in association with one another. ... Xerox Corporation

Methods and systems for offline processing of tasks

According to embodiments illustrated herein, there is provided a method for processing one or more tasks. The method includes monitoring a worker-computing device for at least security threats. ... Xerox Corporation

Distributed and privacy-preserving prediction method

Each computer of a peer-to-peer (p2p) network performs an iterative computer-based modeling task defined by a set of training data including at least some training data that are not accessible to the other computers of the p2p network, and by a set of parameters including a shared parameter. The modeling task optimizes an objective function comparing a model parameterized by the set of parameters with the training data. ... Xerox Corporation

Image forming apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming section that periodically forms a color calibration image which is used for color adjustment along with an image on a recording material, a color information obtaining section that periodically obtains color information of the color calibration image which is formed on the recording material before color adjustment which is periodically performed, and a color adjusting section that, based on plural pieces of the color information that is obtained by the color information obtaining section, performs color adjustment on an image formed by the image forming section such that a difference between a color of an image which is supposed to be output and a color of an image which is output is reduced by a next color adjustment.. . ... Xerox Corporation

Object classification device and non-transitory computer readable medium

An object classification device includes a keyword determining unit, a keyword ordering unit and a classifying unit. The keyword determining unit determines keywords for one or plural objects. ... Xerox Corporation

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 information processing. The process includes determining a risk of information leakage by a user having indicated image processing, and controlling character recognition, the character recognition performing character recognition processing on an image subjected to the image processing, such that recognition accuracy of the character recognition processing that is performed on the image increases as the risk of information leakage determined in the determining increases.. ... Xerox Corporation

Methods and systems for performing queue-based assignment of print jobs in a multi-site print production environment

A system for performing queue-based routing of print jobs in a multi-site print production environment may include an electronic dispatch system having a scheduling queue, at least one processor and a computer-readable storage medium. The computer-readable storage medium may include programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to receive print jobs from client computing devices, identify one or more print shops, select a set of print jobs from the scheduling queue that are to be assigned to the print shops for completion, generate a feasibility matrix for the selected print jobs, determine a preliminary assignment of the selected print jobs to the identified print shops using a set cover heuristic, use a linear programming heuristic to determine a final assignment of the selected print jobs to the identified print shops, and route each of the selected print jobs to an assigned print shop as specified by the final assignment.. ... Xerox Corporation

Heating unit, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A heating unit includes the following elements. A magnetic-field generating member generates a magnetic field. ... Xerox Corporation

Transfer device and image forming apparatus

A transfer device includes a belt-shaped body and at least one transfer surface forming member. At least one image held by at least one image holding body is transferred to the belt-shaped body. ... Xerox Corporation

Power supply structure, charging device, assembly, and image forming apparatus

A power supply structure includes a bearing, a first spring, and a second spring. The bearing supports a rotary member that axially rotates while contacting with a contact target. ... Xerox Corporation

Cleaning member, image holder device, and charging device

Provided is a cleaning member including a helical convex section formed on an outer peripheral surface, wherein the cleaning member comes into complete contact with a target cleaning member in an axial direction of the target cleaning member, and rotates in contact with the target cleaning member rotating around an axis.. . ... Xerox Corporation

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

An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that forms a metallic-color toner image having a metallic color, a second image forming unit that forms a non-metallic-color toner image having a color different from the metallic color, and a transfer unit that transfers the toner images onto a recording material so that the non-metallic-color toner image is superimposed on an upper side of the metallic-color toner image on the recording material.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/29/16 / #20160375639

Method for generating a framework for three dimensional printed parts

A method of operating a three-dimensional object printer has been developed. The method receives image data corresponding to at least one three-dimensional object. ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373610

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process, the process including: receiving input of a distribution destination for a document; retaining an image in a retention unit in correspondence with information on the distribution destination received by the receiving and information on a retention start time point, the image representing the document; acquiring information on an image retention period corresponding to the distribution destination; and deleting the image retained in the retention unit from the retention unit after the image retention period acquired by the acquiring for the corresponding distribution destination has elapsed since the corresponding retention start time point.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160373601

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

A power-supply control device includes a power-supply-state transition control section, body-capable-of-movement detection sections, a time measuring section, a transition-instruction section, and an instruction-provision-time postponement section. The power-supply-state transition control section shifts a state of an operation target section from one state to another state among power-supply states and a non-power-supply state. ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160372968

Power supply control device, image processing apparatus, and power supply control method

A power supply control device includes a moving object detecting unit and a power supply unit. The moving object detecting unit is attached to a processing apparatus body including power supply targets and a controller, and is capable of detecting a moving object moving in the vicinity of the processing apparatus body. ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160371833

Determining a respiratory pattern from a video of a subject

What is disclosed is a system and method for determining a subject's respiratory pattern from a video of that subject. One embodiment involves receiving a video comprising n≧2 time-sequential image frames of a region of interest (roi) of a subject where a signal corresponding to the subject's respiratory function can be registered by at least one imaging channel of a video imaging device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160371572

Power detection device, image forming apparatus, and power detection method

A power detection device includes a first zero-crossing detector, a current detector, and a second zero-crossing detector. The first zero-crossing detector detects zero-crossing timing of an alternating voltage of power supplied from a commercial power supply and outputs a voltage zero-crossing signal. ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160371132

Assessing and improving quality of event logs

Systems and methods receive manually created event logs that include manually entered data of executed processes, and such systems and methods automatically identify errors in the event logs (based on whether the data violates expected log content). The systems and methods classify the errors, prioritize the event logs into a priority order (based on a previously established error priority ranking), and output the event logs classified into different classifications (and in priority order). ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370753

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a first leg part that supports a housing; a second leg part that supports the housing at a position away from the first leg part; and a third leg part that supports the housing, the third leg part being disposed, so as to be pivotable relative to the housing, at a position where a triangle is formed by connecting the first leg part, the second leg part, and the third leg part.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370725

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin, a colorant, and 5′-chloro-3-hydroxy-2′-methoxy-2-naphthanilide, wherein the colorant contains at least one of pigment red 238 and pigment red 269, the content of the colorant is from 1% by weight to 20% by weight, and the content of 5′-chloro-3-hydroxy-2′-methoxy-2-naphthanilide is from 1 ppm to 300 ppm based on the weight.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160370174

Use of a full width array imaging sensor to measure real time film thicknesses on film manufacturing equipment

A method for providing film-thickness analysis with a spectrophotometer includes configuring an illuminator to emit a light beam at a film deposited on a substrate surface, configuring a linear sensor to receive light reflecting off the deposited film on the substrate surface via a gradient index lens and a linear variable filter, and configuring a processor to determine thickness of the film based on spectral reflectivity of the film received from the linear sensor.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160368727

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes plural medium transport paths that branch at a predetermined branching position and along which a medium is transported in a curved state; a switching member disposed at the branching position and including a guide surface that allows the medium to be transported along one of the medium transport paths, the switching member switching between the medium transport paths; an output unit that outputs the medium toward a stacking portion, on which the medium is to be stacked, while corrugating the medium; and a guide portion that guides the medium from the branching position toward the output unit in a region in which the medium is corrugated.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160368726

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a medium transport path that branches at a predetermined branching position and along which a medium is transported toward a stacking portion in a curved state; an opening-closing member capable of opening and closing, the opening-closing member opening so as to expose an inner section of an apparatus body in a region upstream of the branching position in a medium transporting direction; and a guiding member having a guide surface that serves as a first guide surface of the medium transport path at a concave side of the medium transport path, the guiding member being supported such that the guiding member is rotatable between a guiding orientation in which the guiding member guides the medium and an opening orientation to which the guiding member rotates from the guiding orientation to open the guide surface of the guiding member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160368724

Transport device provided with mechanism for deriving thickness of recording medium to be transported, and image forming apparatus provided with same

Provided is a transport device including a transport unit that transports a recording medium by interposing the recording medium, a driving unit that drives the transport unit, a detection unit that detects a peak value of a load of the driving unit when the recording medium is discharged from the transport unit, and a derivation unit that derives a thickness of the recording medium based on the peak value detected by the detection unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160368723

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a first sheet-transport-path portion that allows a sheet to be transported toward an image forming unit included in an image forming apparatus body; a second sheet-transport-path portion that allows a sheet fed from sheet trays, holding sheets and vertically stacked in multiple rows one above another, to be transported toward the image forming apparatus body; and an opening-closing member supported so as to be movable around a rotation axis between an open position, in which the opening-closing member collectively opens the first sheet-transport-path portion and the second sheet-transport-path portion to an outside, and a closed position, in which the opening-closing member collectively closes the first sheet-transport-path portion and the second sheet-transport-path portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160368220

System and method for evaluation of a three-dimensional (3d) object during formation of the object

A method for evaluating a three-dimensional (3d) object produced by a three-dimensional (3d) object printer includes generating with a scanner a first data file of the 3d object produced by the three-dimensional object printer. The first data file includes data corresponding to an interior surface and an exterior surface of the 3d object. ... Xerox Corporation

12/22/16 / #20160368219

System for adjusting operation of a printer during three-dimensional object printing to compensate for errors in object formation

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

12/22/16 / #20160368217

Forming apparatus and forming method

Provided is a forming apparatus including an operating section that includes a base portion, a forming unit that includes an ejection unit having an ejection surface from which a droplet of a light curing forming liquid is ejected toward the base portion, that moves relatively with respect to the base portion, and that forms a three-dimensional object on the base portion by repeating both of ejection of the droplet and curing the droplet with an irradiation beam, and a reduction unit that disposes a reduction section, which reduces an amount of light reflected toward the ejection surface, around the three-dimensional object in the operating section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160366301

System and method for tone reproduction curve color resolution enhancement in a three-dimensional object printer

A method of operating a three-dimensional object printer to form printed images on a surface of an object with increased color resolution includes generating a plurality of low-precision tone reproduction curves (trcs) from a plurality of high-precision color conversion entries that are modified by a plurality of values in a one-to-one correspondence to the trcs. The method further comprises generating modified contone image and halftone image data for each plane using one of the low-precision trcs and forming the image from multiple printed layers of ink corresponding to the plurality of planes.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364690

Methods and systems for transmitting prioritized messages to employees

Disclosed are methods and systems for transmitting a first electronic message to an employee. The method further includes generating a first data structure based on one or more first parameters of one or more electronic messages, one or more demographic attributes associated with the employee and one or more second parameters representative of one or more feedbacks provided by the employee on each of the one or more electronic messages other than the first electronic message. ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364645

Learning mobility user choice and demand models from public transport fare collection data

A method and system are disclosed for learning a demand model and simulation parameters from validation information. Validation information is received from automatic fare collection systems and trips are reconstructed from the validation information. ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364626

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

An image processing apparatus includes a position information obtaining unit and a region detection unit. The position information obtaining unit obtains position information indicating a representative position of one or more designated regions in an image. ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364376

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

An information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores, on a per webpage basis, an assumed response pattern representing a document structure of a response to be generated by a web server in response to a webpage browsing request, through parsing of an assumed description of the response, a generation unit that generates a response pattern representing a document structure of a response generated by the web server in response to a webpage browsing request from a client, through parsing of a description of the response, and a transmission controller that performs control such that if the response pattern generated by the generation unit matches a form of an assumed response pattern stored in the memory in association with a target webpage of the webpage browsing request from the client, the response generated by the web server in response to the webpage browsing request is transmitted to the client.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160364185

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first extracting unit, a second extracting unit, a third extracting unit, and a selecting unit. The first extracting unit extracts a history concerning non-personal use of an image processing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160362538

Robust method for producing latex seed particles

A process directed to emulsion polymerization (ep) methods for producing seed particles reproducibly independent of initiator amount and rate of introduction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160361870

Forming apparatus

Provided is a forming apparatus including an ejection unit that has an ejection surface from which a droplet of a light curing forming liquid is ejected toward a base surface of a forming base plate and that moves relatively to the forming base plate, an irradiation unit that irradiates the forming liquid ejected on the forming base plate with an irradiation beam to cure the forming liquid and that is provided such that an incident plane defined by an optical axis of the irradiation beam and the base surface intersects with the ejection surface, and a p-polarizing unit that is provided in the irradiation unit and that adjusts the irradiation beam to match p-polarized beam parallel to the incident plane.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/15/16 / #20160361807

Retaining-ring-attaching tool and shaft-manufacturing method

A retaining-ring-attaching tool includes a holding portion having a notch in which a retaining ring is held; a body supporting the holding portion such that the holding portion is movable in one direction; a link mechanism including an operation portion supported by the body and being operable with a finger of a hand holding the body, the link mechanism being configured to move, when the operation portion is operated, the holding portion between a first position and a second position where the retaining ring held in the notch is ready to be attached to a shaft member, the link mechanism further including a force-applying portion applying an external force to the holding portion such that the holding portion moves to the second position; and a feeding portion supported by the body and, when the holding portion is moved to the first position, feeding the retaining ring to the notch.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160360067

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

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

12/08/16 / #20160360056

System and method for document size detection in a document reproduction device

What is disclosed is a system for determining the size of a document on a platen of a document scanning device. In one embodiment, the scanning device comprises in part: a transparent pane (platen) whereon a hardcopy print is placed; a scan head comprising optical sensors which output a signal comprising an image of that hardcopy print; a plurality of leds positioned such that a topside of the platen is illuminated; and a processor for instructing the scan head to pre-scan the print. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160359966

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a first network information acquisition unit that acquires first network information including plural event nodes and event links each connecting one pair of event nodes involved in an event, among the plural event nodes, a second network information acquisition unit that acquires second network information including at least two time links each connecting the plural event nodes and plural time nodes, and the one pair of event nodes and the time nodes indicating a time of occurrence of the event, and a second community generation unit that generates one or more second communities to which the plural event nodes and the plural time nodes belong, for the second network information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358520

Controlled silicone release during xerographic printing to create pressure sensitive adhesive release coat

A process to apply pressure sensitive adhesive to cut sheet media and eliminate a separate release liner. A silicone release layer is applied during fusing on a top surface of cut media and then uv cured. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358242

Online dynamic solution retrieval based on automatic keyword selection during customer dialogue

A system and method provide assistance to an agent in responding to a customer query. A dialogue including communications between a customer and an agent is displayed to an agent on a display device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358220

Methods and systems for identifying users for a marketing campaign

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for identifying a set of users for a marketing campaign. The method includes retrieving one or more first keywords from one or more messages shared by one or more first users, or from a user profile of each of one or more first users. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358058

Printing system architecture for encoding chip-less rfid tags in real time

Provided is a method for encoding chipless rfid tags in real-time. The method includes exposing a chipless rfid transponder to a conductive material, the rfid transponder comprising an antenna and a plurality of resonant structures, the plurality of resonant structures together defining a first spectral signature. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160358049

Printer, print control device, print system, printing method, and computer-readable medium

A printer includes a first receiver, a second receiver, a specifying unit, and a printing unit. The first receiver receives, from any of at least one print instruction information holding device that holds print instruction information giving instructions to print, specific print instruction information associated with a first identifier and instructing the printer to print. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357976

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

An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit, a first acquisition unit, and a controller. The determination unit receives, from a first terminal apparatus, a request for use issued to a document management apparatus and specifies an authentication mode necessary for the use. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357487

Systems and methods for editing documents

Systems and methods for automatically editing a softcopy document using a hardcopy markup document are disclosed. The method includes scanning pages of the hardcopy markup document including editing marks; identifying file information of the hardcopy markup document; retrieving the softcopy document corresponding to the hardcopy markup document from a storage device based on the identified file information; recognizing marked regions present on at least one of the scanned pages, the marked regions includes at least one of the editing marks; creating an edit information document based on the recognized marked regions; converting the marked regions into an editable format; and creating an edited softcopy document by making one or more changes on each page of the retrieved softcopy document based on the edit information document.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357124

Imaging device components comprised of hydrophobic carbon nanotubes

An electrophotographic imaging device includes a charging device, a cleaning device, and a fuser member that each include hydrophobic carbon nanotubes. The use of hydrophobic carbon nanotubes can increases the charging device's, the cleaning device's, and the fuser member's durability, conductivity, and contaminants deposition.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160357120

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

An electrostatic-image developing toner includes a toner particle including a polyester resin and a styrene-(meth)acrylic resin, and an external additive including a poly[alkyl (meth)acrylate] particle. The amount of the poly[alkyl (meth)acrylate] particles is about 0.05 parts by mass or more and about 1.0 parts by mass or less relative to 100 parts by mass of the toner particle. ... Xerox Corporation

12/08/16 / #20160354782

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

12/01/16 / #20160353579

Galvanic process for making printed conductive metal markings for chipless rfid applications

A process for printing a metal wire pattern on a substrate, including: printing a first salt solution including a metal ion that will undergo a reduction half-reaction; printing a second salt solution containing an oxidizing agent that will undergo an oxidation half-reaction in contact with the first salt solution, resulting in the reduction of the metal ions of the first salt solution; and allowing the first and second salt solutions to react by a galvanic reaction, causing reduced metal ions of the first salt solution to precipitate as a solid, on the substrate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352961

Method and system for applying a watermark to a document

A document generation system creates a secure document by: receiving document content to be printed onto a substrate; creating a stencil mask comprising an image of at least a portion of the document content; receiving an image of a watermark to be printed on the substrate; modifying the watermark to remove portions of the watermark that will correspond to locations of the stencil mask; causing a print device to print the document content on the substrate; and causing the print device to print the modified watermark through the stencil mask on the substrate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160352957

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

An image is read from a recording medium via first and second optical imaging systems disposed such that respective reading regions partially overlap each other in a principal scanning direction on a reading surface. A sum of distances over which first and second images captured by the first and second optical imaging systems, respectively, are displaced in the principal scanning direction with respect to a reference point included in a region in which the reading regions overlap each other is calculated. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160351328

Coupling enhancement intermediary coil for tag communication standardization

Systems include a transceiver having a transceiver antenna, a transponder positioned a first distance from the transceiver, and an intermediate structure positioned a second distance from the transponder (where the first distance is greater than the second distance). The transponder has a transponder antenna, and the intermediate structure has an intermediate antenna (and a capacitor). ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350887

System and method for managing licenses of aggregate documents

A system and method for generating an aggregate document comprised of at least one sub-document. The system comprises a document management system on a first computing device connectable over a network with a user computing system on a second computing device remote from the first computing device. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350770

Method, system and processor-readable media for estimating airport usage demand

Methods and systems for estimating airport usage demand. Airport parking traffic usage data and flight-time table data can be compiled with respect to an airport (or more than one airport). ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350425

Methods and systems for selecting resumes for job opening

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for selecting a set of resumes for a job description (jd). The method includes extracting at least a portion in each of a plurality of resumes based on a scoping criterion received from a user. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350271

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

An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit, an execution unit a storage unit, and a control unit. The setting unit sets a series of processing operations to be executed in relation to a document. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350270

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

An information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit, a combining unit, and an output unit. The obtaining unit obtains attribute information concerning a document. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349727

Control device, image forming apparatus, and control method

A control device includes a second sub-controller to which second devices are connected, a first sub-controller to which first devices are connected, a master controller that controls the first and second sub-controllers, and so on. The second sub-controller includes a second interruption information memory storing second interruption information output from the second devices, a second interruption controller transmitting an interruption signal upon storing of the second interruption information and transmitting the second interruption information, and a synchronization signal generator transmitting a synchronization signal that is synchronous with the interruption signal. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349674

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes a developing unit that stores a developer containing a toner and develops an electrostatic charge image on a image holding member by the developer to form a toner image, a transfer unit that transfers the toner image on the image holding member onto a recording medium, and a fixing unit that performs an operation of heating and pressing twice or more to the toner image on the recording medium by at least one heating and pressing member which contacts with the toner image, wherein the toner has a sea and island structure of a sea portion containing a binder resin and an island portion containing a release agent, a maximum frequent value and a skewness in distribution of eccentricity b of the island portion is 0.75 to 0.95 and −1.10 to −0.50, respectively, and eccentricity b is defined in the specification.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349666

Developing device, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge

A developing device includes a storing unit that stores an electrostatic charge image developing toner, and a developer holding member that is provided to have a gap with an image holding member and holds the toner on a surface, wherein the developing device develops an electrostatic charge image formed on a surface of the image holding member by the toner on the developer holding member through a non-contact development to form a toner image, and wherein the toner has a sea and island structure of a sea portion containing a binder resin and an island portion containing a release agent, a maximum frequent value in distribution of the eccentricity b of the island portion is from 0.75 to 0.95, and a skewness in the distribution of the eccentricity b is from −1.10 to −0.50, and the eccentricity b is defined in the specification.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349643

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

An electrostatic-image developing toner includes a toner particle that includes a binder resin including an amorphous polyester resin and a crystalline polyester resin and that includes a styrene-alkyl(meth)acrylate copolymer. The glass transition temperature tg(a) of the styrene-alkyl(meth)acrylate copolymer and the glass transition temperature tg(b) of the amorphous polyester resin satisfy relational expression (1): tg(b)−10≦tg(a)≦tg(b)+2.5.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349642

Low fixing temperature sustainable toner

The disclosure relates to a resin made with no more than 6 mol % of a rosin or a rosin derivative combined with a lower molecular weight crystalline polyester resin in a toner with low fixing temperature and higher blocking temperature.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349641

Toner compositions and processes

Disclosed are toner compositions that contain an amorphous polyester resin, a crystalline polyester resin, a colorant and a wax, and where the crystalline polyester resin is subjected to nucleation with a rosin acid or the salt of a rosin acid.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349639

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes an electrophotographic photoreceptor, a charging unit; an electrostatic latent image forming unit, a developing unit that stores a developer containing a toner, a transfer unit, a cleaning unit and a fixation unit, wherein the toner has a sea and island structure of a sea portion containing the binder resin and an island portion containing the release agent, a maximum frequent value of the eccentricity b of the island portion containing the release agent is in a range of from 0.75 to 0.95, and a skewness of the eccentricity b is in a range of from −1.10 to −0.50.. . ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349638

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

An electrostatic-image developing toner contains toner particles and particles of a metallic salt of a fatty acid deposited on the toner particles. The particles of the metallic salt of the fatty acid contain 0.0035% to 0.07% by mass of sulfur element.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160349112

Spatially-resolved fwa spectrophotometer using micropatterned optical filters

Provided is a system for providing spectral analysis with a spectrophotometer. The system includes an illuminator positioned adjacent to a carrier having a surface; a linear sensor positioned adjacent to the carrier; and a micropatterned optical filter is positioned between the linear sensor and the carrier. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160347995

Photochromatic composition for 3d printing

Compositions relating to three-dimensional (3d) printing. In particular, a photochromatic composition for use in 3d printing comprising a photochrome core with polymeric resin shell disposed thereon and a polymeric component.. ... Xerox Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160347088

Modular media routing system for multi-finisher printers

A media sheet router moves sheets from a digital printer through the router and selectively to a plurality of finishers at full process speed. A router inlet path is aligned with the printer outlet path. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160345252

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

An information processing device includes: a communication controller that is able to connect to plural wireless lans; a setting information management unit that, when connection is made to an operation target device via a wireless lan, manages setting information including information of a first wireless lan, which is a wireless lan as a connection destination, and information of the operation target device; a communication switching unit that, in a case where the operation target device does not exist on a second wireless lan, which is a wireless lan currently connected by the communication controller, switches the wireless lan as the connection destination to the first wireless lan based on the setting information; and an operation unit that searches for the operation target device on the first wireless lan to which the communication switching unit has switched the wireless lan, and if the operation target device exists, connects to the operation target device to operate thereof.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344898

Information processor, image forming apparatus, terminal apparatus, information processing system and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processor includes: a responding unit that transmits data including a predetermined password to a terminal apparatus to make a response to an inquiry from the terminal apparatus, without user operation; and a connection establishing unit that performs processing to establish connection in a case where a connection request using the predetermined password transmitted by the responding unit is accepted from the terminal apparatus, the connection request being regarded as a request to establish connection between the information processor and the terminal apparatus.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344891

Method and system for applying a content-variable watermark to a document

A system creates a copy of a document by: receiving an electronic representation a document to be copied onto a substrate; identifying a non-invasive watermark to be printed on the substrate; analyzing the document and the non-invasive watermark to determine whether a threshold amount of the non-invasive watermark can be printed in a white space of the document; and creating a secure copy of the document with the watermark. If the threshold amount of the non-invasive watermark can be printed in the white space, the system will print at least a portion the non-invasive watermark in the white space. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344802

Data management system, information management apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A data management system includes an information management apparatus including an acquisition unit, a first transmission unit, and a second transmission unit, and an information processing apparatus including a first reception unit and a second reception unit. The acquisition unit acquires target-user identification information and data made available to a target user. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343086

System and method for facilitating interpretation of financial statements in 10k reports by linking numbers to their context

The present disclosure relates to a computer-implemented method, device, and computer-readable storage medium used for contextual linking information in a financial report. The method can include obtaining portions of the financial report; detecting one or more line items in the portions of the financial report based on one or more properties of the one or more line items; detecting one or more section headers in the portions of the financial report based on one or more properties of the one or more section headers; parsing, by a processor, the one or more line items and the one or more section headers that are detected; and linking the one or more line items to the one or more section headers based on the parsing.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342952

Schedule management system, non-transitory computer readable medium, and schedule management method

A schedule management apparatus includes a schedule information receiving unit that receives schedule information generated by one or more client devices from each of the client devices, the schedule information including a description of an event, a location of the event, and a date/time of the event. On the basis of the schedule information received by the schedule information receiving unit, information is displayed on each of the client devices about an event to be newly added that matches the schedule information without overlapping with a date/time of each of events scheduled before and after the event, the information representing at least one of a duration of the event, a location of the event, and a route to the event.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342868

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes: a processing unit that sequentially performing processing on plural data; a display unit that displays information relevant to results of the processing performed on the data by the processing unit; and a control unit that, when processing performed on certain data of the plural data is completed by the processing unit, controls the display unit so as to display information relevant to a result of the processing performed on the data as information which indicates that data corresponding to a subsequent processing sequence is being processed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342867

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes: a first conversion unit that converts into intermediate information for printing, a document which has a possibility of being printed; a second conversion unit that converts the intermediate information into information which can be printed by a printing apparatus; and a control unit that controls the first conversion unit to perform a process on the document which has the possibility of being printed and controls the second conversion unit not to perform a process in response to the document being not a complete edition and having no possibility that a content thereof is changed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342841

Multi-stage vehicle detection in side-by-side drive-thru configurations

Multi-stage vehicle detection systems and methods for side-by-side drive-thru configurations. One or more video cameras for an image-capturing unit) can be employed for capturing video of a drive-thru of interest in a monitored area. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342834

Using motion tracking and image categorization for document indexing and validation

Systems and methods include an application operating on a device. The application causes the graphic user interface of the device to display an initial instruction to obtain a full-view image that positions all of an item within a field of view of a camera on the device. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342829

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

An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, a detecting unit, and an associating unit. The receiving unit receives a captured moving image of a target person. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342712

Creation of cut files to fit a large package flat on one or more substrates

A package design system creates one or more package design files by creating cut line instructions and fold line instructions for a package flat. If the system determines that the package flat should be split into two or more subparts across two or more substrates or two or more sub-regions of a single substrate, it will select a fold line and convert the selected fold line to a seam. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342711

Creation of cut files for personalized package design using multiple substrates

A package design system creates one or more package design files by creating cut line instructions and fold line instructions. If the system determines that the package should be split across two or more substrates, it will select a fold line and convert the selected fold line to a seam. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342706

System and method for adding noise to n-gram statistics

A system and method modify n-gram statistics to allow their release by inhibiting reconstruction of a sequence from which they are derived. N-gram statistics for the sequence are obtained which include, for each of a set of n-grams, an associated measure of occurrence in the sequence. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342370

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

An image forming apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a list of sequence of one or more users who wait for an execution of a job by the image forming apparatus or an operation of the image forming apparatus, and an output unit that outputs information of the list to a terminal apparatus of a user.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342137

Drive force transmission device and image forming apparatus

A drive force transmission device includes a frame that supports therein plural gears transmitting a rotational drive force and that has a flat portion extending in a direction intersecting a direction in which the rotational drive force is transmitted. The drive force transmission device has an air channel that allows air sucked from an outside of the frame to pass therethrough so as to exhaust the air to the outside of the frame.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342111

Powder container, image forming apparatus, and transport member disposed therein

A transport member includes a shaft portion that extends in one direction and that is disposed in a containing portion, which has a substantially columnar shape extending in the one direction and contains a powder, and a blade portion that includes a body portion having a substantially plate-like shape and a protruding portion having a plate thickness smaller than a plate thickness of the body portion, the body portion having a proximal end, which is fixed to the shaft portion, and a distal end, which is bent by coming into contact with an inner wall of the containing portion, and the protruding portion protruding from the distal end of the body portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342106

Image forming apparatus with moveable exposure device

An apparatus includes: an image holding element; an exposure device that exposes the image holding element to light; a holding member that holds the exposure device such that the exposure device is movable relative to an apparatus body between an exposure position, at which the exposure device exposes the image holding element to light, and a retracted position, at which the exposure device is located away from the image holding element; an open/close member that has a rotary shaft rotatably supported by the apparatus body and that opens and closes the apparatus body; a moving member that moves the exposure device between the exposure position and the retracted position via the holding member along with opening/closing movement of the open/close member; and a guide member formed with a guide surface that guides movement of the holding member and a holding portion that holds the holding member at the exposure position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160342101

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

An electrostatic-image developing toner contains toner particles. The toner particles contain a binder resin, a release agent, and a styrene-(meth)acrylic resin. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160340537

Sacrificial coating compositions comprising polyvinyl alcohol and waxy starch

Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one polyvinyl alcohol; at least one waxy starch; at least one hygroscopic agent; at least one surfactant; and water, wherein the ratio by weight of the at least one waxy starch to the at least one polyvinyl alcohol is at least two to one. In certain embodiments, the at least one polyvinyl alcohol has a degree of hydrolysis of at least about 95%, such as at least about 98%, or at least about 99.3%. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160340490

Metal nanoparticle-sulfonated polyester composites and green methods of making the same

A method includes heating a sulfonated polyester resin in an organic-free solvent adding an aqueous solution of silver (i) ion to the heated resin to form a mixture and heating the mixture to effect the reduction of silver (i) ion to silver (0) in the absence of an external reducing agent. A composite includes a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix; the composite lacks trace residual byproducts from external reducing agents.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160339638

Top drive mobile cart for three dimensional object printing systems

A mobile cart that moves through a three-dimensional object printing system includes a first member having a pair of surface that slide along a pair of tracks, a receiver mounted to the first member that moves the cart along the tracks, and a planar member that has a surface for forming a three-dimensional object, and that is connected to the first member. The planar member and the first member are configured to enable an ejector head positioned opposite the track to pass between the planar member and the first member as the cart moves along the track.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160339637

Direct marking build cart that is robust to rail contamination by under-rail mounting and compliant top wheel

A mobile cart that moves through a three-dimensional object printing system includes a platform, and at least one bearing operatively connected to the platform and configured to engage with a lower surface of a rail of the printing system in order to locate the platform with respect to an ejector head positioned opposite the rail. The cart further includes at least one other bearing operatively connected to the platform and configured to engage with an upper surface of the rail and apply a bias force that urges the at least one bearing against the lower surface of the rail. ... Xerox Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160339635

Pin-actuated printhead

A pin actuated printhead includes an orifice through which a material is ejected, a chamber to hold the material to be ejected, a channel connecting the chamber to the orifice, and an actuated pin, to enter the orifice and to eject the material from the orifice. The printhead is configured to eject a material with a viscosity of 10,000 cp or more at an elevated temperature.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337555

Automatic video synchronization via analysis in the spatiotemporal domain

Methods and systems for automatically synchronizing videos acquired via two or more cameras with overlapping views in a multi-camera network. Reference lines within an overlapping field of view of the two (or more) cameras in the multi-camera network can be determined wherein the reference lines connect two or more pairs of corresponding points. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337551

Systems and methods for injecting documents from a mobile device into a build job for a multifunction device

Systems and methods for injecting documents from a mobile device into a build job on a multifunction device. A portable computing device is operatively connected to a multifunction device. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337549

3d printer steganography

When printing 3d objects a print file to be executed by a 3d printer to generate a 3d object is analyzed to identify candidate regions for insertion of printer id information that identifies the printer printing the 3d object. Code describing the printer identification information is inserted into the print file at appropriate locations to cause the 3d printer to print one or more structures representing the printer identification information in one or more identified candidate regions. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337545

System and method for low light document capture and binarization with multiple flash images

The embodiments include systems and methods for guiding a user to capture two flash images of a document page, and selectively fuse the images to produce a binary image of high quality and without loss of any content. Each individual image may have an fsr where the content is degraded/lost due to the flash light. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337531

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

An information processing system includes a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus that use setting information. The first information processing apparatus includes a transmission unit that transmits information including at least function identification information and user identification information to the second information processing apparatus, the function identification information identifying a function for which first setting information is used, and the user identification information identifying a user associated with the function identification information. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337319

Methods and systems for identifying targeted content item for user

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for identifying a targeted content item for a user. The method includes receiving one or more encrypted first attributes of the user, and a first key. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335794

Development view generation system and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is a development view generation system including a storage unit that stores information on a three-dimensional shape of an article, a development surface determination unit in which when there is a second surface adjacent to a first surface, the first surface being a determination target, and there is a third surface adjacent to the first surface and the second surface, if an angle between the first surface and the second surface and an angle between the first surface and the third surface are a pre-set threshold or less, the development surface determination unit determines the first surface as a development surface, and if any one of the respective angles is greater than the threshold, the development surface determination unit determines the first surface as a non-development surface, and a development view generation unit that generates a development view, for a surface which is determined as a development surface.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335545

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes: a network information acquisition unit that acquires network information which includes target nodes and adjacent nodes; a classification ratio calculation unit that calculates a classification ratio, in which the target nodes are respectively classified as a plurality of communities corresponding to a predetermined number in the network information, so as to have correlation according to given resolutions with a classification ratio in which the adjacent nodes are respectively classified as the plurality of communities; a first type community generation unit that generates one or more first type communities; a classification ratio updating unit that updates the classification ratio relevant to the target nodes so as to have correlation with the classification ratio in which the adjacent nodes are respectively classified as the plurality of communities; and a second type community generation unit that generates one or more second type communities.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335516

Image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium for generating a feature-reflected image and for changing a degree of reflection of a feature in the feature-reflected image

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

11/17/16 / #20160335443

Data transmission system, data transmission apparatus, data transmission method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A data transmission system includes a storage site information transmitter, an access acceptor, and a password information transmitter. The storage site information transmitter transmits storage site information representing a storage site of data to a certain destination. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335249

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

An information processing apparatus includes a forming unit and an extracting unit. The forming unit forms, from a co-occurrence network representing a correlation among plural morphemes included in plural sentences, plural clusters each including plural morphemes related to one another. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335230

Information processing device and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing device includes a detail level estimation unit that estimates a detail level of each of at least two documents, the detail level indicating degree to which a content of the document is detailed, a similarity degree estimation unit that estimates a similarity degree between two of the at least two documents, and a document relationship output unit that outputs a document relationship for the two of the at least two documents the similarity degree of which satisfies a predetermined condition, wherein in the document relationship, one of the two of the at least two documents is determined as a summarized document that shows a summary of other document of the two of the at least two documents, and the detail level of the one of the two of the at least two documents is lower than the detail level of the other of the two.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335229

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

An information processing apparatus includes a memory, a first receiving unit, an application specifying unit, a second receiving unit, a document specifying unit, and a display. The memory stores document categories requested for past applications, information regarding documents corresponding to the document categories, and results of the past applications in association with one another. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335225

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

An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a starting unit, and a display unit. The storage unit stores a first program that is independently startable, and a second program that is started to implement a particular function of the first program. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160335036

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

11/17/16 / #20160335031

Systems and methods for printing documents in multiple background colors

Systems and methods for printing documents in multiple background colors. A print job having a document is received into a computerized device. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160334721

Curable toner compositions and processes

An emulsion aggregation toner composition includes toner particles including: an unsaturated polymeric resin, such as amorphous resins, crystalline resins, and combinations thereof; an optional colorant; an optional wax; an optional coagulant; and a photoinitiator. By optimizing the particle size of the emulsion, the aggregant concentration utilized in the emulsion aggregation process, and the solids content of the emulsion, toners may be produced capable of generating images with non-contact fusing that have high gloss.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160333205

Methods for manufacturing curable inks for digital offset printing applications and the inks made therefrom

Methods for making pigmented, curable, liquid ink compositions, and the ink compositions prepared from the methods are disclosed. The method includes adding at least one monomer and a dispersant to mixing vessel, and metering into the mixing vessel at least one pigment over a period of time. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160333204

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

11/17/16 / #20160332839

Multi-position collation system with retracting guides

A system for collating a plurality of media including a first bin, a second bin arranged adjacent to the first bin, a collated stack receiver arranged proximate the second bin opposite the first bin, first, second and third guides, a movable wall arranged generally perpendicular relative to the first, second and third guides, and a pusher. The first and second guides are positioned on opposing sides of the first bin, and the second and third guides are positioned on opposing sides of the second bin. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332837

System, apparatus and method for sensing automation picking and stacking

An apparatus for picking a product, including: a control circuit; at least one vacuum cup arranged to adhere, with negative pressure and at a first location, at least one sheet of material to the at least one vacuum cup; and at least one sensor to monitor an area proximate the at least one vacuum cup and transmit at least one signal regarding a presence of at least one sheet of material in the area. The apparatus is arranged to displace to a second location. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332447

System and method for reducing condensation on printheads in a print zone within an aqueous inkjet printer

An aqueous inkjet printer is configured to reduce condensation of vapor on printhead faces. The printer includes air directing members between adjacent printheads in a process direction and an air mover pneumatically connected to the air directing members. ... Xerox Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160332445

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

11/10/16 / #20160330346

Authentication apparatus, image forming apparatus, authentication method, and image forming method

An authentication apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures a face image of a user, an authenticating unit that authenticates the user using the face image of the user captured by the imaging unit, a display unit that displays failure information if authentication of the user by the authenticating unit is unsuccessful, a departure detecting unit that detects a departure of the user, and a stopping unit that causes the display unit to stop displaying the failure information if the departure detecting unit detects the departure of the user.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330344

Duplex automatic document handler (dadh) with one-piece platen

According to exemplary document feeding devices disclosed herein, a transparent platen has a sheet side and a scanner side, opposite the sheet side. A scanner is located on the scanner side of the transparent platen. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330343

Scanner interface and protocol

An example of an apparatus for transferring data over a mobile industry processor interface (mipi) includes a scan bar for scanning an image, an analog front end (afe) module in communication with the scan bar for receiving a plurality of video images of the image that is scanned by the scan bar, a translation logic module in communication with the afe module to convert the plurality of video images into a scanlink frame using a mipi communication protocol, wherein the scanlink frame comprises a frame start packet, a scanlink header packet, the plurality of video images and a frame end packet, a mipi input interface in communication with the translation logic module to receive the scanlink frame and a processor in communication with the mipi input interface to process the scanlink frame to generate a scanned image file using the scanlink frame.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330324

Systems and methods for selectively routing calls to a call center

Systems and methods of routing calls may include receiving a plurality of calls, and for each of the plurality of calls, determining a threshold time that may be a maximum service time for the call, estimating an expected service time for the call, comparing the threshold time with the expected service time for the call, and assigning the call into one of a plurality of queues based upon the comparing. The method of routing may further include prioritizing the plurality of queues based upon the expected service time for each call in each of the plurality of queues, directing each call in a first queue of the plurality of queues to a first group of agents, and providing a callback prompt to each call in a second queue of the plurality of queues, wherein a priority of the first queue is higher than a priority of the second queue.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160330144

Method and system for assisting contact center agents in composing electronic mail replies

A system and method are disclosed which enable more effective email response authoring by contact center agents, for example, by automatically suggesting prototypical (entire) email responses to the human agent and interactive suggestion of next sentence candidates during the writing process. In one method, a customer inquiry is received and a latent topic prediction is generated, based on a word-based representation of the customer inquiry. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160329496

Processes for purifying diketopyrrolopyrrole copolymers

Transistors comprising semiconducting layers of diketopyrrolopyrrole (dpp) copolymers are disclosed. Processes for purifying dpp copolymers are also disclosed. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328613

Online domain adaptation for multi-object tracking

Methods and systems for online domain adaptation for multi-object tracking. Video of an area of interest can be captured with an image-capturing unit. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328193

Mechanisms to enable fifo behavior for selected workflow tasks in multi-document jobs

During processing of job documents in a document processing workflow, execution of the workflow is stopped at a previously defined first sequentially processed node until no more of the job documents can be directed to the first sequentially processed node by the workflow. Then, the job documents that have been stopped at the first sequentially processed node are arranged in a document order, and the sequentially processed nodes are executed for each of the multiple job documents that have been stopped (and such job documents are processed one at a time through the sequentially processed nodes). ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328123

Non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process, the process including receiving an addition instruction operation to instruct addition of a new display element to a screen in which plural display elements are arranged, and displaying, when the addition instruction operation is received, the screen in which the new display element is added in a position adjacent to a predetermined side of a reference display element, the reference display element being a display element which is a reference among the plural display elements.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160328106

Thumbnail display apparatus, thumbnail display method, and computer readable medium for switching displayed images

A thumbnail display apparatus includes a display that displays, one by one, thumbnail images corresponding to plural pages included in a document, the thumbnail images being generated by reducing images of the corresponding pages included in the document to a predetermined size, a detecting unit that detects a sliding operation of an object, the sliding operation being performed when the thumbnail image displayed by the display being touched by the object, and a controller that performs, in response to detection of the sliding operation by the detecting unit, page switching so as to sequentially switch the page of the document whose thumbnail image is being displayed by the display to other pages.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327888

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes first and second rotating members, a setting unit, and first and second image forming units. The first rotating member rotates at a first period t1. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160327879

Antimicrobial toner

Core-shell toner particles with antimicrobial properties are described, the toner particles contain a metal ion nanoparticle in the shell.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160326390

Anti-bacterial aqueous ink compositions comprising self-dispersed sulfonated polyester-silver nanoparticle composites

An aqueous ink composition including water; an optional co-solvent; an optional colorant; and a composite comprising a sulfonated polyester matrix having a plurality of silver nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix. A process including incorporating the aqueous ink into an ink jet printing apparatus; ejecting droplets of ink in an imagewise pattern onto an intermediate transfer member or directly onto a final image receiving substrate; optionally, heating the image to partially or completely remove solvents; and optionally, when an intermediate transfer member is used, transferring the ink in the imagewise pattern from the intermediate transfer member to a final recording substrate.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160326377

Compositions and use of compositions in printing processes

An aqueous sacrificial coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system is provided. The sacrificial coating composition may include at least one polymer, at least one selected from (i) at least one chain extender, or (ii) a reactive elastomeric latex, wherein the at least one chain extender comprises a species capable of linking linear chains or chain segments of the reactive elastomeric latex, at least one hygroscopic plasticizer, and at least one surfactant.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160326376

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

11/10/16 / #20160326338

Process for crystalline latex production

A process for making a crystalline latex suitable for use in a toner by phase inversion emulsification (pie) where when resin of particular acid number is neutralized to a certain degree, smaller sized resin particles are obtained reproducibly.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160326337

Antimicrobial sulfonated polyester resin

Toner particles contain a core-shell resin particle containing at least one (sulfo) polyester containing a metal on nanoparticle, and a shell containing a metal ion nanoparticle.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160326284

Metallo ionomer polymers

Ionomer composite resins and core/shell nanoparticles are described. The ionomer resin contains a metal ion. ... Xerox Corporation

11/10/16 / #20160325960

System, apparatus and method for dampening and stabilizing automation picking and stacking

An apparatus for picking a product, including: at least one vacuum cup including at least one axis passing through the at least one vacuum cup; and at least one damping device surrounding at least a portion of the at least one vacuum cup in a radial direction orthogonal to the at least one axis. The at least one vacuum cup is arranged to create negative pressure and adhere, with the negative pressure, the at least one sheet of material to the at least one vacuum cup. ... Xerox Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323480

Dual-use full-width array and methods for usage thereof

The present disclosure relates to systems and computer-implemented methods for obtaining both high-resolution red-green-blue (rgb) data and other data of an image-bearing surface using a single sensor array. The technique includes obtaining, using a sensor array configured to obtain measurements of m≧4 different spectral sensitivity responses per output pixel at low resolution, spectrophotometric data representing a plurality of output pixels representing the image-bearing surface, determining, using at least one electronic processor and based on the spectrophotometric data, high-resolution rgb data representing the image-bearing surface, determining, using at least one electronic processor and based on the spectrophotometric data, additional data representing a plurality of output pixels representing the image-bearing surface, and outputting the high-resolution rgb data and the additional data.. ... Xerox Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321279

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

Provided is a data processing apparatus including a first generation section that generates first format data as data in a first format in relation to the document element and stores the generated first format data in a first storage section, the first generation section omitting generation of the first format data in relation to the document element, and a second generation section that generates second format data as data in a second format to which a number of depiction parameters larger than a number of depiction parameters of the first format data are applied and stores the generated second format data in a second storage section in association with the document element and identification information corresponding to a combination of the depiction parameters for reuse, the second generation section omitting generation of the second format data in relation to the combination.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320744

Developing device insertion/extraction structure and image forming apparatus

Provided is a developing device insertion/extraction structure, including a developing device that is inserted to and extracted from an apparatus main body along a longitudinal direction, and includes a first restriction target section formed on a lower portion and a second restriction target section formed on a side portion, a first restricting section that is formed in the apparatus main body, and restricts displacement of the first restriction target section in a horizontal direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction according to insertion or extraction of the developing device with respect to the apparatus main body, and a second restricting section that is formed in the apparatus main body, and restricts displacement of the second restriction target section in a vertical direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction according to the insertion or the extraction of the developing device with respect to the apparatus main body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320736

Image forming apparatus that applies a powder to reduce adhesion of an adhesive layer

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

11/03/16 / #20160320719

Image forming apparatus that applies a powder to reduce adhesion of an adhesive layer

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

11/03/16 / #20160320123

System and method for removing support material from a three-dimensional printed object

A method of removing support material attached to an object printed with build material by a three-dimensional object printer achieves reliable removal of the support material in a short time. The method includes moving a first dry absorbent media into a volume within a vessel having at least one wall and moving the object into the volume of the vessel. ... Xerox Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160318730

High speed multi-bin card collation system

An automated high speed multi-bin card collation system that takes die cut greeting cards at high speeds and diverts them on a customer by customer basis into multiple bins. A series of diverters are included that actuate between customer jobs to divert and collate the jobs independently into the bins. ... Xerox Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160318306

Cleaning apparatus and liquid droplet ejection apparatus

A cleaning apparatus includes a contact unit that includes a container in which an opening is formed, the container accommodating cleaning liquid that cleans a forming surface of an ejection unit, the forming surface on which an ejection opening is formed, the ejection opening from which a liquid droplet is ejected; and an ultrasonic vibrator that is provided at the container and vibrates the cleaning liquid accommodated in the container, wherein the contact unit brings the cleaning liquid into contact with the forming surface in a state where the opening of the container faces the forming surface.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316086

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 within the first distance 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 after the predetermined time has elapsed, the predetermined time being a time starting once the person is no longer sensed within the second distance by the sensor unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160316085

Image reading apparatus

An image reading apparatus includes a light source that emits light that is to be applied to an original document, a light receiving portion that receives reflected light, which is reflected off the original document, and multiple light reflection members that guide the reflected light, reflected off the original document, to the light receiving portion. At least one of the multiple light reflection members is used as a light guide to guide light from the light source to the original document.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314382

Printing device and printing system

Provided is a printing device including a print data receiving unit, a page calculation unit that calculates a number of pages before stopping with using a page length of received print data and a distance from a printing mechanism unit to a visual recognition unit, a print instruction unit that changes the number of pages before stopping or a number of printed pages and performs print processing when the received print data corresponds to a control page for controlling printing, and a print stop unit that stops printing when the number of printed pages coincides with the number of pages before stopping.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314351

Extending generic business process management with computer vision capabilities

A graphical user interface (gui) of a business process management (bpm) system is provided to construct a process model that is displayed on a graphical display device as a graphical representation comprising nodes representing process events, activities, or decision points and including computer vision (cv) nodes representing video stream processing, with flow connectors defining operational sequences of nodes and data flow between nodes of the process model. The process model is executed to perform a process represented by the process model including executing cv nodes of the process model by performing video stream processing represented by the cv nodes of the process model. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313900

Display control apparatus, image forming apparatus, and nontransitory 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

10/27/16 / #20160313881

Copy and paste operation using ocr with integrated correction application

Methods and systems execute different optical character recognition processes on an image using a network-based server to automatically recognize characters in the image, and aggregate the recognition results from the different optical character recognition processes to produce a final character recognition result that includes relatively higher confidence recognized characters and relatively lower confidence recognized characters. These methods and systems then output the final character recognition result from the network-based server to a remote computerized device over a computerized network. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313667

Developing device

Provided is a developing device, including a developer holding member that is rotatably disposed with opposing a latent image holding member which holds an electrostatic latent image, holds a developer including a toner and a carrier which include a conductive metallic pigment and are charged as normal polarity set in advance, is imparted with a potential of a same polarity as the normal polarity, and develops the electrostatic latent image with the toner, and an opposing member that is disposed with opposing the developer holding member at a position different from a position of the latent image holding member, and is imparted with a potential having a same polarity as the normal polarity, and has an absolute value greater than an absolute value of the potential of the developer holding member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313660

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin having a polyester resin and a styrene-(meth)acrylic acid alkyl copolymer resin, a release agent having a hydrocarbon release agent, and an oligomer which includes a styrene structure and whose content is in a range of 1% by weight to 6% by weight with respect to toner particles.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160312068

Method of making a fuser member

Described herein is a method of manufacturing a fuser member. The method includes mixing a high load fluoropolymer/carbon nanotube composition in a high shear mixer. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311977

Polyesteramide for 3d printing

A polyesteramide for use in 3d printing includes about 1 to about 30 mole percent of a diamine monomer unit, a diol monomer unit, and a terephthalate monomer unit, the polyesteramide having a glass transition temperature (tg) in a range from about 50° c. To about 95° c.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311972

Copolymers for 3d printing

A copolymer for use in 3d printing includes about 1 to about 30 mole percent of a diacid monomer unit, a diol monomer unit, and a terephthalate monomer unit, the copolymer having a glass transition temperature (tg) in a range from about 50° c. To about 95° c.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311237

Inkjet print head protection by acoustic sensing of media

A print head protection system is used in connection with an inkjet printer having a print head adapted for elevating, and a belt moving over a platen. A plurality of acoustic sensors is arrayed transversely to the process direction. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311226

Passive actuators for printhead cleaning using mobile maintenance carts

A maintenance system for a three-dimensional object printer includes a platform having a plurality of wheels that enable the platform to move along a first track, and having a maintenance mechanism connected to the platform so as to be movable normal to the first track. The maintenance mechanism includes a lifting member that extends laterally from the platform, and a maintenance tool configured to move with the lifting member. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311174

Cleaning cart with rechargeable power supply

A cart that moves through a three-dimensional object printing system includes a platform and a cleaning device configured to remove material from a surface as the platform passes the surface. The cart further includes a rechargeable power supply configured to be connected to the cleaning device. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311173

System for cleaning cart drive components in three-dimensional object printing systems

A cart that helps eliminate contaminants from a printing system with a rail support track includes a platform, a first bearing, and a first blade. The first bearing is operatively connected to the platform, and is positioned and configured to roll along a first cylindrical rail of a rail support track of a printing system to enable the platform to move along the first cylindrical rail. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311172

System for cleaning cart drive components in three-dimensional object printing systems

A printing system for forming three-dimensional objects includes two laterally spaced rails, each of the rails have an internal cavity extending through the rail along a longitudinal axis. The printing system further includes two heating devices, one heating device is connected to the internal cavity of one of the two laterally spaced rails and the other heating device is connected to the internal cavity of the other of the two laterally spaced rails to enable each heating device to heat a surface of the rail in which the heating device is positioned. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311171

System architecture for printhead cleaning using mobile maintenance carts

A maintenance system for a three-dimensional printer includes a platform configured to move along a first track. An ejector head is positioned opposite a first portion of the first track. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311170

Rotating precision rails in three-dimensional object printing systems

A printer is configured to clean material from rails on which a cart rolls. The printer includes an ejector head configured to eject a material in a print zone, a first cylindrical member extending through the print zone, an actuator operatively coupled to the first cylindrical member and configured to axially rotate the first cylindrical member, a platform configured to move in a process direction along a surface of the first cylindrical member and receive material ejected by the ejector head in the print zone, and a first cleaner positioned to engage the surface of the first cylindrical member as the first cylindrical member is rotated by the actuator to remove material accumulated on the surface of the first cylindrical member.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311169

Coating for precision rails and a system for cleaning precision rails in three-dimensional object printing systems

A printing system includes a housing, a track supported by the housing, and a cart which rides along the track. The printing system also includes print heads which eject material onto the cart. ... Xerox Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160311166

Modular multi-station three-dimensional object printing systems

A three-dimensional object printing module has been developed. The printing module includes a first processing station configured to perform an operation. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309539

Communication apparatus, terminal apparatus, image processing system, and communication method

A communication apparatus includes a first communication unit, a second communication unit, and a communication-apparatus-side controller. The first communication unit wirelessly communicates with plural terminal apparatuses, the number of which is less than or equal to a predetermined maximum number of connections allowed. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309129

Image generation apparatus, evaluation system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image generation apparatus includes an image-data generation unit, an image-data output unit, and a retaining unit. The image-data generation unit generates image data of an evaluation image having a first reference color, a second reference color, a first evaluation color, and a second evaluation color, the first and second reference colors being paired in a predetermined color space, the first and second evaluation colors being different colors between the first and second reference colors in the predetermined color space. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160309048

Image reading device and image forming apparatus

An image reading device includes a housing including a support that supports a document, an opening and closing (o/c) member supported to rotate around a rotary shaft between an open position at which a top surface of the support is exposed and a closed position at which the top surface is covered by the o/c member, a reading member included in the o/c member to read the document, a processing unit included in the housing to process information read by the reading member, a connecting member electrically connecting the reading member and the processing unit, and a protective member whose first end is rotatably supported by the o/c member and that accommodates the connecting member in its internal space while being supported in a state of hanging from the o/c member and in a state where its second end is supported while not being constrained with respect to the housing.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307665

Coating methods using silver nanoparticles

Methods for coating wires to apply a silver cladding are disclosed herein. Silver nanoparticles are dispersed in a low surface tension solvent to form a coating solution. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307563

Methods and systems for detecting plagiarism in a conversation

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for detecting plagiarism in a conversation. The method includes receiving first input corresponding to a query from a first user in said conversation. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307446

Method and system for determining effect of weather conditions on transportation networks

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for determining an effect of a weather condition on a transportation network. The method includes receiving one or more parameters of the weather condition in a geographical area for a predetermined time-period. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307287

Method and system for recommending one or more vehicles for one or more requestors

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for recommending one or more vehicles, commuting on a predefined route, for one or more requestors. The method includes determining a first additional distance traversable by each vehicle apart from the predefined route to accommodate each requestor. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307255

Recommending method, information processing apparatus, and storage medium

A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for recommendation is provided. The process includes, on the basis of layer information in which dealing objects are classified into items in plural layers, calculating a value indicative of a variation in information for each of the layers from information obtained by dividing information of a dealing history of a user into the items included in the layers; and recommending a dealing object to the user on the basis of the calculated value indicative of the variation in the information of each of the layers.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307220

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 estimating willingness-to-buy. The process includes calculating including diving a first operation history of multiple operations performed by a user in electronic commerce, the dividing being performed on a basis of one of the multiple operations, calculating a degree of willingness-to-buy indicated by the one operation, the calculating being performed on a basis of multiple operations included in a second operation history obtained by dividing the first operation history, and calculating a temporal change in a degree of willingness-to-buy of the user in the electronic commerce.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307213

Non-transitory computer readable medium and information processing apparatus

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process including calculating a value indicating a complementarity and a value indicating a substitutability, the values each being calculated as information indicating a relationship between multiple items on a basis of browsing history information and purchase history information of the items.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307143

Employee task verification to video system

When monitoring a workspace to determine whether scheduled tasks or chores are completed according to a predetermined schedule, a video monitoring system monitors a region of interest (roi) to identify employee-generated signals representing completion of a scheduled task. An employee makes a mark or gesture in the roi monitored by the video monitoring system and the system analyzes pixels in each captured frame of the roi to identify an employee signal, map the signal to a corresponding scheduled task, update the task as having been completed upon receipt of the employee signal, and alert a manager of the facility as to whether the task has been completed or not.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307142

Methods and systems for creating log of one or more events through crowdsourcing

According to embodiments illustrated herein, a method and system is provided for creating a log of one or more events in a first multimedia content. The method includes transmitting, by a transceiver, the first multimedia content and a second multimedia content to a first set of workers. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307141

Method, system, and computer program product for generating mixes of tasks and processing responses from remote computing devices

A method for evaluation of one or more remote workers is disclosed. The method includes sending a set of tasks. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307113

Large-scale batch active learning using locality sensitive hashing

A system and method for selection of a batch of objects are provided. Each object in a pool is assigned to a subset of a set of buckets. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307080

Power controlling device, image processing apparatus, computer readable medium, and power controlling method

A power controlling device includes a detecting unit that detects a person in a detection area, a first imaging unit that takes an image of the person in a detecting range in an operating state, a second imaging unit that takes an image of a face of the person for use in user authentication in an operating state, and a power controller that supplies power to and brings the first imaging unit into the operating state if the person is detected, supplies power to and brings a processing unit that performs a process into an operating state if the approach of the person is determined on the basis of the taken image of the person, and supplies power to an brings the second imaging unit into the operating state during a period from the detection of the person to the shift of the processing unit to the operating state.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307076

Systems and methods for automatically modifying imposition using dynamically loaded media size on a continuous feed printer

Systems and methods for modifying imposition parameters using dynamically loaded media sizes. A print job is received into a computerized device comprising a marking device. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307071

Fisher vectors meet neural networks: a hybrid visual classification architecture

In an image classification method, a feature vector representing an input image is generated by unsupervised operations including extracting local descriptors from patches distributed over the input image, and a classification value for the input image is generated by applying a neural network (nn) to the feature vector. Extracting the feature vector may include encoding the local descriptors extracted from each patch using a generative model, such as fisher vector encoding, aggregating the encoded local descriptors to form a vector, projecting the vector into a space of lower dimensionality, for example using principal component analysis (pca), and normalizing the feature vector of lower dimensionality to produce the feature vector representing the input image. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307069

Vision-based object detector

A method for detecting an object includes acquiring a first video of a source domain where a vision-based object detector is trained. Change detection is performed on the first video to collect one or more first localized, unlabeled sample images from the source domain. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307061

Method and system for bootstrapping an ocr engine for license plate recognition

Methods and systems for bootstrapping an ocr engine for license plate recognition. One or more ocr engines can be trained utilizing purely synthetically generated characters. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306935

Methods and systems for predicting a health condition of a human subject

Disclosed are embodiments of methods and systems for predicting a health condition of a first human subject. The method comprises extracting a historical data including physiological parameters of one or more second human subjects. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306790

Preserving consistency in domain-specific business processes through semantic representation of artifacts

A method for semantic representation of artifacts includes receiving artifact data which includes transformation data and modification data. The transformation data represents transformations of respective artifacts from a source language to a target language. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306596

Terminal, information processing apparatus, image forming system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A terminal includes a display and an availability information acquisition unit. The display displays an icon image. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306522

Intent-based graphical user interface window control

An apparatus and method for controlling an in-focus window in a graphical user interface (gui) are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a processor and a computer readable medium storing instructions, which when executed by the processor, perform operations including displaying a plurality of windows that is overlaid on top of one another in the gui, receiving a control operation intended for the in-focus window while a cursor of the gui is over an area of an out-of-focus window that is adjacent to the in-focus window, analyzing one or more parameters to determine an intent of the control operation and applying the control operation to the in-focus window.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306321

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an exterior member attached to an apparatus body in such a manner as to cover an opening of the apparatus body. The opening allows air in the apparatus body to be exhausted to an outside. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306297

Developing device and image forming apparatus

Provided is a developing device including a container that accommodates a developer, a developer holding member that develops the electrostatic latent image on the image holding member by delivering the developer to a position facing the image holding member, while rotating, a first transport member that extends in a direction of a rotary shaft of the developer holding member, and that transports the developer inside the container in a first direction, and a pushing-back member that pushes back the developer transported in the first direction by the first transport member in a direction opposite to the first direction, and that allows an amount of the developer beyond pushing-back capacity within the developer transported in the first direction, to exit from the container, wherein the container includes a control wall that controls passage of the developer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306291

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device includes a developing housing, a developer holding body, and a discharge channel forming member. The developing housing includes a container member which contains developer. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160306288

Electrostatic charging member

The present teachings described a bias charging member and a method of manufacture. The bias charging member includes a conductive core and an outer surface layer disposed on the conductive core. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160303874

System and method for forming hydrophobic structures in a hydrophilic print medium

A method of forming hydrophobic structures in a hydrophilic print medium includes operating a plurality of inkjets to form an arrangement of hydrophobic material on first side of a print medium that moves in a process direction at a predetermined velocity. The method further includes moving the print medium through a convection heater at the predetermined velocity to enable the hydrophobic material to penetrate the print medium to form hydrophobic structures within the print medium.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160303794

Injection molding to finish parts printed with a three-dimensional object printer

A method for forming a three-dimensional object uses a three-dimensional object printer to form a printed part and an injection molding system is used to form a molded part that adjoins the printed part and completes the three-dimensional object formation. The method includes operating an ejector head of a three-dimensional object printer to eject drops of material onto a platen to form the printed part, operating an actuator to move the printed part from the platen to a cavity of an injection mold of an injection molding system, and operating injectors of the injection molding system to inject material into the cavity of the injection mold to form the molded part that adjoins the printed part to form the three-dimensional object.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160302310

Solid ink mask removal process

A process and device for removing a solid ink mask printed onto a substrate is disclosed. The substrate is bent around a bar set perpendicular to the substrate, causing the mask to flake off the substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160301574

Method and system for determining reachability between one or more nodes in a graph

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for maintaining reachability information among one or more communication devices of a communication network. The method includes creating, at a first time instance, a first path-union graph, between a first and a second communication device that become unreachable from each other in the communication network. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300362

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

In an image processing device, first to third color values are acquired. The first color value is a color value of a specific pixel in a first image obtained by photographing a subject illuminated by a photographic light source. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300329

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

10/13/16 / #20160300250

Methods and systems of forecasting customer demand in a print production environment

A system of forecasting future print job demand for a print shop may include a computing device, a print shop having a plurality of print devices in communication with the computing device, a historical database in communication with the computing device, and a computer-readable storage medium comprising one or more programming instructions.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300118

Discriminative embedding of local color names for object retrieval and classification

A system and method enable similarity measures to be computed between pairs of images and between a color name and an image in a common feature space. Reference image representations are generated by embedding color name descriptors for each reference image in the common feature space. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300034

System and method for predicting health condition of a patient

According to embodiments illustrated herein, there is provided a system for predicting a health condition of a first patient. The system includes a document processor configured to extract one or more headings from one or more medical records of the first patient based on one or more predefined rules. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299729

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

An information processing apparatus includes an emitting unit that emits a marker signal including apparatus identification information of the apparatus to a predetermined region; an acquiring unit that associates terminal identification information for identifying a terminal with the apparatus identification information and acquires the associated information from the terminal; a registering unit that, if the apparatus identification information acquired by the acquiring unit is the apparatus identification information emitted from the emitting unit, registers the acquired terminal identification information as terminal identification information of a terminal in the region; and a transmitting unit that, when a request for searching an information processing apparatus is received from a terminal, transmits the apparatus identification information to the terminal if terminal identification information of the terminal making the request is registered in the registering unit, and does not transmit the apparatus identification information if the terminal identification information is not registered.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160299448

Clear toner compositions

Clear toner compositions for use in offset lithography (or offset printing). Such clear toner compositions exhibit desirable properties, including for example, having low haze level.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160298997

Optical level sensor for reflective liquids

An optical sensor enables a level of reflective fluid to be detected. The optical sensor includes a prism mounted at one end of a housing. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160298221

Coating methods using silver nanoparticles

Methods for coating wires to apply a silver cladding are disclosed herein. Silver nanoparticles are dispersed in a low surface tension solvent to form a coating solution. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160297966

Method for generation of nanoparticles

A discrete nanostructure formed by a method comprising providing an aliphatic multi-block copolymer. The aliphatic multi-block copolymer includes at least one polyester block and at least one functionalized polycarbonate block. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160297636

Sheet transport device and image forming apparatus

A sheet transport device includes a transport path along which a sheet is transported in one direction, the sheet being transported with a corner at a leading end of the sheet being located on a first lateral side of the path, a sheet rotating section that rotates the sheet so as to increase an angle of the sheet and so as to orient the leading end, a sheet moving section that moves the sheet toward the first lateral side, and plural sheet butting portions that are arranged side-by-side in the one direction, on the first lateral side, the sheet butting portions allowing the moved sheet to be butted thereagainst to orient the sheet in the one direction. When the sheet is butted against the sheet butting portions to be oriented in the one direction, the corner is located at a position where no sheet butting portions are provided.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160297228

Undercoat layer with low release force for aqueous printing transfix system

Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one hydrophilic polymer; at least one hygroscopic agent; at least one surfactant; at least one non-reactive silicone release agent; and water. In certain embodiments, the at least one non-reactive silicone release agent is chosen from polyether modified polysiloxane and nonreactive silicone glycol copolymers. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160297203

Processing of thin films using ultraviolet or thermal release tape as carrier

A method for processing a thin film layer, for example to form an ink jet printhead, can include the use of an adhesive layer that can be converted from a first state having a first adhesive force to a second state having a second adhesive force, where the first state is stronger than the second state. Conversion from the first state to the second state can be performed using a suitable treatment. ... Xerox Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160297145

Forming apparatus and forming method of molded article

Provided is a forming apparatus including a base plate, a moving unit that reciprocates relatively to the base plate, an ejection section that includes plural ejection units and that ejects a first droplet and then ejects a second droplet between the first droplets, a first irradiation unit that irradiates the first droplet with light so that the first droplet is cured before the second droplet is ejected, a pair of second irradiation units that are provided in the moving unit with interposing the plural ejection units in the movement direction and irradiates the first droplet and the second droplet with light so that the first droplet and the second droplet are cured, and a control unit that controls the moving unit, the ejection unit, and the second irradiation unit to form a three-dimensional object through stacking layers formed by the cured first and second droplets.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295061

Image reading device and image forming apparatus

An image reading device includes a support table that supports a document; a light source that is supported movably along the support table between a reading start position set near one end of the support table and a reading end position set near the other end of the support table and that irradiates the document with light; a reading member that reads an image based on reflected light from the document; and an image composing unit that composes read image information based on a first image read by the reading member and a second image based on light reflected from the document in a direction different from a direction of the first image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295060

Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus

An image reading apparatus includes a movable body supported so as to be movable along a support table, the movable body supporting at least a light source; a controller that controls the light source; a connection member that electrically connects the movable body and the controller together, the connection member formed into a strip shape whose longitudinal direction extends in a direction in which the movable body moves and whose lateral direction extends in a widthwise direction, the connection member including a folded-back portion that is folded back in a direction opposite to the direction in which the movable body moves; and a guide member disposed along the connection member, the guide member having a high flexural rigidity in a portion that extends along the direction in which the movable body moves, the guide member having a low flexural rigidity in a portion corresponding to the folded-back portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160295058

Flexible flat cable, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus

A flexible flat cable includes a first flat cable part having an electromagnetic shielding structure and flexibility, and a second flat cable part having an electromagnetic shielding structure and flexibility. The second flat cable part is different from the first flat cable part in at least one of electromagnetic shielding structure and flexibility.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160293463

Semiconductor manufacturing device and method of manufacturing semiconductor chip

Provided is a semiconductor manufacturing device including an expanding unit that expands a holding member having an adhesive layer on which a substrate in a state of being diced into plural semiconductor chips is held, a detection unit that detects an adhesive state between one of the semiconductor chips and the holding member, in a state in which the holding member is expanded, and a pickup unit that picks up the semiconductor chip by changing an operation relevant to pickup of the semiconductor chip based on the detected adhesive state.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292545

Print data processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is a print data processing apparatus including an intermediate data acquisition section that acquires intermediate data which is generated from document data described in a page description language and includes plural image elements, an extraction section that extracts image elements of a watermark from among the image elements of the intermediate data acquired by the intermediate data acquisition section, a deformation section that deforms each of the image elements of the watermark extracted by the extraction section into a shape that does not include an overlapping portion between the image elements of the watermark, and an output section that outputs an image element group of the watermark deformed by the deformation section, to an image data generation device that generates image data for a printing device from the intermediate data.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292499

Character recognition apparatus, character recognition processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A character recognition apparatus includes a stroke extracting unit, a noise-candidate extracting unit, a generating unit, a unit, and a specifying unit. The stroke extracting unit extracts multiple strokes from a recognition target. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291905

Mask based toner reduction

Systems and methods for reducing toner usage. A print job is received into a print engine. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160291490

Fluorine-containing resin particle dispersion, method for preparing fluorine-containing resin particle dispersion, coating liquid which contains fluorine-containing resin particles, method for preparing coating film which contains fluorine-containing resin particles, coating film which contains fluorine-containing resin particles, molded body, electrophotographic photoreceptor, method for preparing electrophotographic photoreceptor, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge

Provided is a fluorine-containing resin particle dispersion including: fluorine-containing resin particles, a resin which is not dissolved in at least one solvent in a group of hydroxyl group-containing solvents including an alcohol-based solvent having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, containing no aromatic ring in the molecule structure, and a water-based medium, and which is adhered on the surface of the fluorine-containing resin particles, and at least one solvent, in which the resin is not dissolved, in the group of hydroxyl group-containing solvents, in which the fluorine-containing resin particles having the resin adhered on the surface thereof are dispersed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160289482

Undercoat layer with low release force for aqueous printing transfix system

Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one hydrophilic polymer; at least one hygroscopic agent; at least one surfactant; at least one non-reactive silicone release agent; and water. In certain embodiments, the at least one non-reactive silicone release agent is chosen from polyether modified polysiloxane and nonreactive silicone glycol copolymers. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160289424

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition contains approximately 75 mass % to 95 mass % of a polylactic acid resin relative to the total amount of the resin composition; approximately 2 mass % to 10 mass % of a flame retardant having a structure containing at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a phosphate group, a sulfate group, and a sulfite group relative to the total amount of the resin composition; approximately 0.1 mass % to 7 mass % of a polyfunctional compound having a carbodiimide group and at least two functional groups relative to the total amount of the resin composition; and approximately 0.1 mass % to 5 mass % of at least one compound selected from a glycerine fatty acid ester and an adipate relative to the total amount of the resin composition.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160289020

Image forming apparatus and supplying device

An image forming apparatus includes a storing-device body that is drawable from an image-forming-apparatus body, a supporting member attached to the storing-device body and that supports a stack of recording media from below, a feeding member that feeds a top one of the recording media on the supporting member into the image-forming-apparatus body, a moving mechanism that moves the supporting member such that the top one of the recording media on the supporting member comes into contact with the feeding member, a connecting mechanism that connects the moving mechanism to a drive source in conjunction with attaching of the storing-device body to the image-forming-apparatus body, an image forming section that forms an image on the recording medium fed by the feeding member, and a disabling mechanism that disables connection between the drive source and the moving mechanism in conjunction with pushing of the storing-device body into the image-forming-apparatus body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288427

Three-dimensional printed part removal using an elastomer sheet

A three-dimensional object printer automatically removes parts formed on a platen in the printer. The printer includes a platen having a surface and a planar member disposed upon the surface of the platen. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288423

Three-dimensional printed part removal using a bimetallic platen

A three-dimensional object printer has a platen that is configured to facilitate the release of objects formed on the platen. The platen includes a first layer and second layer, the first layer having a coefficient of thermal expansion that is different than a coefficient of thermal expansion of the second layer. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288420

Ultrasonic removal methods of three-dimensionally printed parts

An imaging device includes an ejector head configured to eject a material, a platen having a first surface configured to receive material ejected by the ejector head and support an object formed with the ejected material, a vibrator configured to vibrate, and a controller operatively connected to the vibrator. The controller is configured to operate the vibrator to vibrate and loosen material adhering to the first surface of the platen to enable the object to be removed from the platen.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288416

Method for transmitting data, method for receiving data, and device

A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object operates a platen configured to facilitate the release of objects produced by a three-dimensional object printer. The method includes moving a first plate and a second plate to form a platen, the first plate having a plurality of parallel members and the second plate having a plurality of parallel members, the first plate and the second plate being moved to interlock the plurality of parallel members of the first plate with the plurality of parallel members of the second plate to form the platen, at least one of the first plate and the second plate being independently movable. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160288415

System and method for removing three-dimensional printed parts from a platen using inductive heating and gravity

A method of manufacturing a three-dimensional object facilitates removal of the three-dimensional object from the platen on which the object was formed. The method includes rotating the platen from a horizontally level position to a position at an angle to the level position to enable gravity to urge the three-dimensional object away from the platen and inductively heating the platen to melt support material at the boundary of the object and the platen to release the three-dimensional object from the platen.. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287183

Classifying a time-series signal as ventricular premature contraction

What is disclosed is a system and method for classifying a time-series signal as ventricular premature contraction in a subject being monitored for cardiac function assessment. One embodiment hereof involves first, receive a time-series signal which contains frequency components that relate to the function of the subject's heart. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287106

Method for assessing patient risk for ventricular tachycardia

What is disclosed is a system and method for assessing risk for ventricular tachycardia from a time-series signal of a patient monitored for cardiac function assessment. One embodiment involves receiving a time-series signal which contains frequency components that relate to the function of the subject's heart. ... Xerox Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160287105

Classifying a time-series signal as ventricular premature contraction and ventricular tachycardia

What is disclosed is a system and method for classifying a time-series signal as being ventricular premature contraction, ventricular tachycardia, or normal sinus rhythm in a patient being monitored for cardiac function assessment. One embodiment hereof involves the following. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286530

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

. . A terminal includes a connection unit, an acquisition unit, a memory, a detector, and a transmitting unit. The connection unit connects the terminal to a processing apparatus through a first communication channel for wireless communication using connection information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286272

User-profile generating apparatus, movie analyzing apparatus, movie reproducing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A user-profile generating apparatus includes a first generating unit and second generating unit. The first generating unit uses the degree of similarity among reference images to generate tree structure information describing a relationship among the reference images by using a tree structure. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286188

Color processing device, color processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A color processing device includes the following elements. An image data obtaining unit obtains image data which is obtained by imaging a white member illuminated by a light source and a display device on which a white image is displayed. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286164

Personalized meeting event capture using egocentric tracking in smart spaces

A system to determine viewer attention to presented content. Markers are applied to a presentation. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286088

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

An image processing system includes image processors. Each image processor outputs image data of one of color components that the image processor is in charge of to an image forming unit. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286066

Control device, image forming apparatus, and control method

A control device includes a second sub-controller to which second devices are connected, a first sub-controller to which first devices are connected, a master controller that controls the first and second sub-controllers, and so on. The second sub-controller includes a second interruption information memory that stores second interruption information output from the second devices, and a second interruption controller that transmits an interruption signal upon storing of the second interruption information in the second interruption information memory, and reads and transmits the second interruption information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286064

Image forming apparatus and cut forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a transport unit that transports a continuous medium; an image forming unit that forms an image on a surface of the medium; a pasting unit that pastes a protection member to the surface of the medium on which the image has been formed; an inspection unit disposed downstream of the image forming unit in a direction in which the medium is transported, the inspection unit inspecting whether the image is defective; a cutting unit disposed downstream of the inspection unit in the direction, the cutting unit being capable of performing an operation of forming a cut in the protection member and the medium so as to surround the image; and a controller that controls the cutting unit so that the cutting unit does not perform the operation of forming a cut in the protection member and the medium if the image is defective.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160286053

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

An image processing system includes a portable terminal and an image forming device. The image forming device receives a reading instruction for an image from the portable terminal and transmits data based on the reading instruction to the portable terminal. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285862

Methods and systems for handling trusted content from various service providers

A method including authenticating one or more service providers that provide one or more services to users, the one or more service providers being authenticated for sending content to the users via a document banking system. The method further includes receiving one or more templates from the one or more service providers. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285787

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

An information processing apparatus includes a request obtaining unit, a request memory, a timeout value obtaining unit, a determining unit, and a discarding unit. The request obtaining unit sequentially obtains requests from plural external apparatuses. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160285778

Document management apparatus, terminal apparatus, document management system, document management method, document browsing and editing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A document management apparatus includes a first transmitting unit, a determination unit, and a second transmitting unit. The first transmitting unit transmits a first document to a terminal apparatus in response to a request from the terminal apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284106

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

An image processing apparatus includes an image information acquisition unit, an elimination color setting unit, and a processing unit. The image information acquisition unit acquires image information of a document image in which multiple colors that are different from a predetermined document color are added to an image which is rendered in the predetermined document color. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160284003

Time-sensitive collaborative filtering through adaptive matrix completion

A method for updating a predicted ratings matrix includes receiving one or more observations. Each observation identifies a user, an item and an observed rating of the user for the item. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283829

Print control apparatus, printer, print control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print control apparatus includes a generating section, a converting section, a calculating section, and a selecting section. The generating section generates intermediate data by analyzing print data, the intermediate data being data in a stage preceding raster data that is a group of pixels. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283819

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

09/29/16 / #20160283658

Software interface tool for breast cancer screening

What is disclosed is a software interface tool for breast cancer screening that is designed for medical professionals to view and analyze suspicious regions for hot spots and hence facilitate a determination of whether identified areas of breast tissue are cancerous. Isotherm maps are constructed at designated temperature resolution. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283462

Language identification on social media

A method for language prediction of a social network post includes generating a social network graph which includes nodes connected by edges. Some of the nodes are user nodes representing users of a social network and some of the nodes are social network post nodes representing social network posts. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283455

Methods and systems for gaze annotation

A gaze annotation method for an image includes: receiving a user command to capture and display a captured image; receiving another user command to create an annotation for the displayed image; in response to the second user command, receiving from the gaze tracking device a point-of-regard estimating a user's gaze in the displayed image; displaying an annotation anchor on the image proximate to the point-of-regard; and receiving a spoken annotation from the user and associating the spoken annotation with the annotation anchor. A gaze annotation method for a real-world scene includes: receiving a field of view and location information; receiving from the gaze tracking device a point-of-regard from the user located within the field of view; capturing and displaying a captured image of the field of view; while capturing the image, receiving a spoken annotation from the user; and displaying an annotation anchor on the image.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283403

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

A transfer apparatus includes first and second communication paths, an accepting unit, a registration unit, an acquisition unit, and a transfer unit. The accepting unit accepts a request for data. An information processing apparatus includes a memory, a receiving unit, and a notifying unit. The memory is used to store identification information of an information processing apparatus having restriction information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283180

Method for searching for image forming apparatus, mobile terminal, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A method for searching for an image forming apparatus includes a first search method for searching for an image forming apparatus that is connected to a mobile terminal via a relay device for wireless connection, and a second search method for searching for an image forming apparatus that is wirelessly connectable to the mobile terminal without involving the relay device. The method includes executing a search using at least the first search method among the first search method and the second search method in a case where the mobile terminal and the relay device are wirelessly connected to each other, and executing a search using the second search method in a case where the mobile terminal and the relay device are not wirelessly connected to each other, in order to search for an image forming apparatus.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283177

Processing device and processing method

A processing device includes: a memory that stores first difference information representing a difference between a judgment use frame in reference information and a representative frame in association with the reference information; and a judging unit that, based on second difference information representing a difference between a judgment frame in input information and the representative frame and on the first difference information stored in the memory, judges the input information by use of the reference information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283175

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first interface that receives data described in a first protocol with an address and a port number over a communication network, and transmits the data to a transmission destination indicated by the address and the port number, a second interface that receives data described in a second protocol via a communication path different from the communication network, a first processor that processes data having a predetermined port number attached thereto, described in the first protocol, and received via the first interface, a second processor that processes data, not containing a portion that is described in the first protocol, of the data received via the second interface, and a supplier that attaches the address and the port number to the data received via the second interface and supplies the data with the address and the port number attached thereto to the first interface.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283170

Methods and systems for performing queue-based routing of print jobs in a multi-site print production environment

A system for performing queue-based routing of print jobs in one or more print production environments includes a computing device having a processor, and a computer-readable storage medium in communication with the computing device. The computing device will receive print jobs from one or more client computing devices, and the computing device will store the received print jobs in a scheduling queue. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283166

Information gathering apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided an information gathering apparatus including: a receiving unit that receives, at a predetermined time interval, pieces of operation information indicating operation statuses of an electronic apparatus generated by the electronic apparatus; and an adding unit which adds, to each of the pieces of operation information, time information indicating a time of reception of the pieces of operation information by the receiving unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282805

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes a transport unit that transports a recording medium; a forming unit that forms a toner image on the recording medium, the toner image including a resin and a flat metallic pigment; a fixing unit that fixes the toner image to the recording medium by heating and pressing the toner image; and a cooling unit that cools the toner image fixed by the fixing unit, the cooling unit being disposed at a position at which the cooling is started when a temperature of the toner image is higher than or equal to a glass transition temperature.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282802

Driving force transmission mechanism and image forming apparatus

A driving force transmission mechanism includes a body that includes a transmission member, which transmits a driving force and includes a rotatable first surface and two first projections, and an installation unit that includes a receiving member including a second surface, which faces the first surface and which is rotatable by receiving the force when the installation unit is installed, and two second projections, which receive the force from the first projections by contacting the first projections when the first surface rotates, and that is removably installed in the body in a direction, in which the second surface moves parallel to the first surface, to couple the transmission member and the receiving member. The body includes a contact member that contacts, to rotate the receiving member, one of the second projections when the installation unit is installed while a line segment connecting the second projections is intersecting an installation direction.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282801

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes a developing unit and a supply amount increasing unit. The developing unit supplies oil-impregnated particles to an image carrier and develops an electrostatic latent image by a developer on the image carrier which is electrically charged to a polarity that is opposite a polarity of the developer which is electrically charged to a positive polarity or a negative polarity, based on a potential difference between a developing part and the image carrier. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282799

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a transfer unit that transfers a toner image on the image carrier to a continuous medium including an intermediate layer that is an adhesive layer, a fixing unit that fixes the toner image transferred to the medium, a supply unit that is disposed upstream of the transfer unit in a direction in which the medium is transported and that supplies an anti-adhesive agent to an end portion of the medium in a width direction of the medium, a removing unit that is disposed downstream of the fixing unit and that removes the anti-adhesive agent from the medium, and a pasting unit that is disposed downstream of the removing unit and that pastes a protection member to a surface of the medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282795

Sheet processing device and image forming system

A sheet processing device includes a pressing unit that includes a first pressing member and a second pressing member, the first pressing member opposing and pressing a fold of a sheet, the second pressing member nipping the fold, being positioned opposite to the first pressing member, and pressing the fold; a sheet placement unit that is provided below the pressing unit, the sheet being placed on the sheet placement unit; and a moving unit that moves a position of at least one of the first pressing member and the second pressing member of the pressing unit and causes the sheet whose fold has been pressed by the pressing unit to move to the sheet placement unit by self weight of the sheet.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282794

Post-processing apparatus, image forming system, and post-processing method

A post-processing apparatus includes a side edge removing unit that removes a side edge of a sheet, and a rigidity imparting unit that imparts rigidity to the side edge that is removed by the side edge removing unit such that the side edge has a higher rigidity in a longitudinal direction of the side edge than a body of the sheet from which the side edge is removed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282793

Decurler and image forming apparatus

A decurler includes an endless decurling belt that is disposed so as to face an image surface of a recording medium to which an image has been thermally fixed, a decurling roller that contacts the decurling belt so as to form a decurling region between the decurling roller and the decurling belt, and a support member that is made of a thermally conductive synthetic resin having a thermal conductivity of 1(w/mk) or higher and that directly or indirectly contacts the decurling belt.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282792

Image reading device and image forming apparatus

An image reading device includes a document container; a document transport path; a reading member that reads an image of a document passing a predetermined read position; a skew correcting member that corrects a skew of the document; a first detecting member that detects the document; a second detecting member that detects the document; a correction switcher that performs switching in accordance with whether or not skew correction is to be executed at the skew correcting member; a skew-amount measurer that measures a skew amount of the document based on a first time period if the skew of the document is to be corrected, and that measures the skew amount based on a second time period if the skew of the document is not to be corrected; and a transport stopping unit that stops transporting of the document if the skew amount exceeds a predetermined skew amount.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282791

Recording material fold enhancing device, recording material stitching device, and image forming system

A recording material fold enhancing device includes a pressing unit that includes one or more recessed portions and one or more protrusions, and that presses a fold of a recording material; a supporting unit that includes one or more recessed portions and one or more protrusions, and that supports the fold of the recording material; and a driving unit that moves the pressing unit and the supporting unit along a direction in which the fold of the recording material is formed. A portion of the fold of the recording material is interposed between the one or more recessed portions of the pressing unit and the one or more protrusions of the supporting unit, and another portion of the fold of the recording material is interposed between the one or more protrusions of the pressing unit and the one or more recessed portions of the supporting unit.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282784

Sheet conveying device and image forming apparatus

A sheet conveying device includes: a conveyance path along which a sheet is conveyed; a plurality of butting target members that are arranged beside and alongside the conveyance path and against which a side edge of a sheet being conveyed along the conveyance path is caused to butt; and a butting device that causes the side edge of the sheet to butt against the butting target members by moving, toward the butting target members, the sheet being conveyed along the conveyance path using a plurality of sheet conveying structures that are deviated from each other in a sheet conveying direction, and two or more of the butting target members are located downstream of a sheet conveying structure that is located second in the upstream direction from a most downstream one among the plurality of sheet conveying structures.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282783

Sheet transport device and image forming apparatus

A sheet transport device includes a transport path along which a sheet is transported in one direction; a sheet butting portion against which a side edge of the sheet on the transport path is butted, the sheet butting portion being provided at one side of the transport path; a butting section that moves the sheet toward the one side to butt the side edge against the sheet butting portion; and a sheet rotating section located on the upstream side of the butting section in a sheet transport direction, the sheet rotating section having two sheet transport parts provided so as to be shifted from each other in a direction intersecting the one direction, at least one of the sheet transport parts being configured to have a variable sheet transport speed, the sheet rotating section rotating the sheet by utilizing a difference in transport speed between the two sheet transport parts.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282782

Sheet transport device and image forming apparatus

A sheet transport device includes a sheet transport path along which a sheet is transported in one direction, plural abutting portions on which a leading end of the sheet transported along the sheet transport path abuts, the plural abutting portions being arranged in a direction intersecting the one direction, and a moving unit that moves the plural abutting portions and/or moves the sheet in the direction intersecting the one direction so that a preceding corner portion of two corner portions located at the leading end of the transported sheet abuts on any of the plural abutting portions.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282779

Image forming apparatus and image forming system for correcting curvature of a recording sheet

An image forming apparatus includes a toner image forming unit that forms a toner image on a recording medium, a fixing unit that heats and fixes the toner image onto the recording medium, an ejection unit that ejects the recording medium through a curved transport path, a transport unit for two-sided printing that flips over the recording medium and transports the recording medium to the toner image forming unit, and a switching unit that switches, when an subsequent operation is specified to be performed on the recording medium, an ejection path through which the recording medium is to be ejected to an ejection path that passes the transport unit for two-sided printing and changes a temperature of the fixing unit to a temperature lower than a temperature at which the toner image is fixed to the recording medium or causes the fixing unit to stop heating.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282774

Heating member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A heating member includes a flexible surface heater and an auxiliary heating portion. The flexible surface heater has a fixed end side and a free end side, has a contact region in contact with a member to be heated on the free end side and a non-contact region on the fixed end side, is partially fixed, and includes a heating portion in the contact region. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282770

Meander control member, transfer belt, transfer unit, and image-forming apparatus

A meander control member includes a bonding surface to be bonded to an endless belt substrate and a longitudinally extending region other than the bonding surface. The longitudinally extending region contains a polyester elastomer and has a friction coefficient of about 0.5 to about 0.7.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282769

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including plural image formation units that form an image, an annular belt that holds the image on an outer circumferential surface thereof and transports the image, a driving roller that rotates with being in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the belt and rotates the belt, an adjustment roller that rotates with being in contact with the inner circumferential surface of the belt and adjusts a frictional force generated between the belt and the adjustment roller, a transfer roller that is driven to rotate with being in contact with the outer circumferential surface of the belt and transfers the image on the outer circumferential surface of the belt to a recording medium, and an adjustment unit that adjusts at least one of a rotational speed of the adjustment roller and a normal force of the adjustment roller against the belt.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282766

Development rotating member for liquid development, liquid developing device, image forming apparatus, and process cartridge

A development rotating member for liquid development includes a base material, an elastic layer that is provided on the base material, and a surface layer that is provided on the elastic layer and contains a polyimide resin, wherein a jis-a hardness of the development rotating member is in a range of 40 degrees to 80 degrees.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282759

Developer replenishment device and image forming apparatus

A developer replenishment device includes a developer transport member, a joint member, and an elastic member. The developer transport member transports a developer to a developing device. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282756

Developer discharge structure and image forming apparatus

A developer discharge structure includes a tube-shaped container portion disposed in an apparatus body and holding developer, the container portion having an outlet port that allows the developer to be discharged to a recovery container; an opening-closing member disposed in the container portion, opening the outlet port when the recovery container is positioned in an attached position in which the recovery container is attached to the apparatus body, and closing the outlet port when the recovery container is positioned in a detached position in which the recovery container is detached from the apparatus body; and an operating member disposed in the apparatus body and performing a detachment preparation operation, in which a member disposed adjacent to the container portion is prepared for detachment from the apparatus body, to restrict movement of the opening-closing member from a position in which the opening-closing member closes the outlet port.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282755

Powder storage container, developer replenishment device, and image forming apparatus

A powder storage container includes a storage container body, a movable member, and a restricting portion. The storage container body stores powder therein, and includes a supply portion that supplies the powder. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282754

Developing device and image forming apparatus including the same

A developing device includes a developing housing that contains developer; a developer carrier that transports the developer; a layer-thickness regulating member that is provided for an upstream gap between the developer carrier and the developing housing and that regulates a layer thickness of the developer; and a sealing member that is provided for a downstream gap between the developer carrier and the developing housing. The sealing member is fixed to the developing housing at one side and is in contact with the developer on the developer carrier at the other side. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282753

Carrier set for electrostatic charge image developer, electrostatic charge image developer set, and process cartridge

A carrier set for electrostatic charge image developer, includes: a first carrier that satisfies expression (1); 160 mj≦x≦200 mj, and a second carrier that satisfies expression (2); 210 mj≦y≦250 mj, wherein x is a total energy amount, which is measured by a powder rheometer, of a developer which is prepared by mixing the first carrier and a toner for measurement such that a weight ratio of the toner is 8% by weight based on the developer, and y is a total energy amount, which is measured by the powder rheometer, of a developer which is prepared by mixing the second carrier and the toner for measurement such that a weight ratio of the toner is 8% by weight based on the developer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282744

Charging device having a holding member that holds a charging member and a cleaning member, and image forming apparatus using the charging device

A charging device includes a charging member that is opposed to and contacts a charged body, the charging member extending axially and rotating in response to rotation of the charged body, a cleaning member that extends axially along the charging member, and contacts a surface of the charging member to clean the charging member, a holding member that holds the charging member and the cleaning member in a manner allowing their displacement by a substantially constant amount while maintaining a distance between their axes, multiple bearing members provided to the holding member with their rotation being arrested, the bearing members individually supporting the shafts of the charging member and cleaning member in a manner allowing their rotation, the bearing members being displaced to follow a change in orientation of the shafts, and an urging member that urges the holding member to press the charging member onto the charged body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282739

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a toner particle including a core which contains a styrene (meth)acrylic modified polyester resin and a colorant, and a shell layer which covers the core and contains a styrene (meth)acrylic modified polyester resin and a release agent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282734

Electrophotographic photoreceptor, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

An electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a conductive substrate and a single-layer photosensitive layer which is provided on the conductive substrate and contains a binder resin, at least one charge generating material selected from a hydroxygallium phthalocyanine pigment and a chlorogallium phthalocyanine pigment, a first electron transporting material defined in the specification, a second electron transporting material defined in the specification, and a hole transporting material defined in the specification, wherein a total content of all electron transporting materials is greater than or equal to 4 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total solid content of the photosensitive layer, and an average loss elastic modulus e″ of the photosensitive layer, which is obtained by measuring dynamic viscoelasticity at a temperature of from 35° c. To 50° c. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160282215

Standing position evaluation apparatus, standing position evaluation method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A standing position evaluation apparatus includes a center-of-gravity position detection unit that detects a head-center-of-gravity position that is a position of a center of gravity of a head of a subject in a standing position projected onto a floor surface and a body-center-of-gravity position that is a position of a center of gravity of a body of the subject in the standing position projected onto the floor surface, and an evaluation unit that evaluates a standing position balance of the subject by using the detected head-center-of-gravity position and the detected body-center-of-gravity position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280957

Thermosetting powder coating material and coated article

A thermosetting powder coating material includes: powder particles containing a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent; and inorganic oxide particles containing a silane compound having an amino group.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280953

Thermosetting powder coating material and coated article

A thermosetting powder coating material includes powder particles that include a core which contains a thermosetting resin and a thermosetting agent having a blocked isocyanate group and a resin coating portion which contains a thermosetting resin having a glass transition temperature of equal to or higher than 45° c. And coats a surface of the core, and satisfy the followings (1) to (4): (1) a volume particle diameter distribution index gsdv of the powder particles is equal to or less than 1.50; (2) an average circularity of the powder particles is equal to or greater than 0.96; (3) a melting temperature of the powder particles measured according to a ½ method by using a flow tester is from 90° c. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280949

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

An embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a wet sacrificial coating composition. The coating composition is made from ingredients comprising: a waxy starch; at least one cross-linker; at least one hygroscopic material; at least one surfactant; and a liquid carrier.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280941

Ink, ink cartridge, ink discharge apparatus, ink discharge method, and cured product

An ink includes a radiation-curable compound, a liquid matter which is incompatible with the radiation-curable compound and is dispersed in a state of droplets, and a surfactant.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280930

Thermosetting powder coating material and coated article

A thermosetting powder coating material includes powder particles containing a mixture of a vinyl resin a including a block isocyanate group and a carboxyl group and a vinyl resin b including a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group, or a vinyl resin c including a block isocyanate group, a hydroxyl group and a carboxyl group, wherein a content of the isocyanate group is from 0.4 mmol/g to 1.4 mmol/g, and a functional group molar ratio of [nco/(cooh+oh)], which is obtained by dividing the content of the isocyanate group by a total content of the hydroxyl group and the carboxyl group, is from 0.5 to 1.2.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280893

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a cellulose derivative of which a weight average molecular weight is 10,000 or greater and less than 75,000 and in which at least one hydroxyl group is substituted with an acyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280892

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a non-substituted cellulose resin having a weight average molecular weight in a range of 10,000 to 75,000.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280887

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition contains a cellulose derivative of which a weight average molecular weight is 10,000 or greater and less than 75,000 and in which at least one hydroxyl group is substituted with an acyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and a plasticizer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280885

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes 80% by weight or more of a cellulose derivative with respect to a total amount of a resin composition and has a melt viscosity in a range of from 100 pa·s to 200 pa·s at a temperature of 220° c. And a shear velocity of 1,000/s.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280803

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a cellulose derivative, wherein a hazen color number (apha) of the resin composition is 50 or lower.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280802

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a cellulose derivative in which at least one hydroxyl group is substituted with an acetyl group in an amount ratio of 90% by weight or greater with respect to a total amount of the resin composition, wherein a melt flow rate (mfr) of the resin composition is in a range of 10 g/10 min to 20 g/10 min.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280801

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a cellulose derivative, wherein a saturated water absorption of the resin composition is in a range of 7% or greater.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280800

Resin composition, method of preparing resin molded article, and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a cellulose derivative, wherein a water absorption warp amount after a d2 test specimen obtained by injection-molding the resin composition using a mold of jis type d2 regulated in jis7152-3 (2005) is maintained for 24 hours on an aluminum plate in an environment of a temperature of 65° c. And a humidity of 85% rh is 0.3 mm or lower.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280502

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming system

A sheet processing apparatus includes two pressing members and an advancing-receding unit. The pressing members nip and press against a fold section of a sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280488

Sheet transport device and image forming apparatus

A sheet transport device includes a transport path along which a sheet is transported in one direction; a sheet butting portion provided at one side of the transport path; a sheet rotating section; and a sheet butting section. When a short sheet is transported along the transport path, the sheet rotating section rotates the short sheet such that a leading end is directed to the other side of the transport path, and when a long sheet is transported, the sheet rotating section rotates the long sheet such that an angle of inclination with respect to the one direction is reduced. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160280487

Orientation correcting device and image forming apparatus

An orientation correcting device includes a first transporting unit that nips and transports a sheet; a detecting unit that detects a tilt of the sheet that is transported by the first transporting unit; a second transporting unit that nips and transports the sheet that has been transported by the first transporting unit; a flexure forming unit that, with the second transporting unit stopped, forms a flexure in the sheet as a result of causing the sheet that is transported by the first transporting unit to strike against the second transporting unit; and a moving unit that, with the second transporting unit stopped and the flexure formed in the sheet by the flexure forming unit, moves the second transporting unit in a crossing direction that crosses a transport direction of the sheet in accordance with an amount and a direction of the sheet tilt detected by the detecting unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279989

Image forming unit and image forming device

An image forming device includes: a transporting route on which a recording medium is transported; an image forming unit that is provided on the transporting route and forms an image by discharging liquid droplets containing macromolecular particles on a front surface of the transported recording medium; a heating unit that heats the image formed on the front surface of the recording medium to a temperature higher than a glass transition point of the macromolecular particles; and a cooling unit that, before the image heated by the heating unit comes into contact with a member on the transporting route, cools the image formed on the front surface of the recording medium to a temperature equal to or lower than the glass transition point of the macromolecular particles in a non-contact state with the image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279982

Droplets ejecting apparatus

A droplets ejecting apparatus includes: an ejection head that ejects droplets to a predetermined ejection direction toward a recording medium being fed in a predetermined feeding direction; a support unit that supports the ejection head; moving members that are provided for a first-side portion and a second-side portion between which an ejection region of the ejection head is interposed in the feeding direction in a view as viewed in the ejection direction, and that move the first-side portion and the second-side portion in a crossing direction that is perpendicular to the ejection direction and the feeding direction; and a control unit as defined herein.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279969

Post-application ink processing and sheet handling

An apparatus including a control cylinder rotatably supported for thermal conduction to a sheet. The sheet conveys ink deposited on a first side. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279967

Dynamic control of thermal expansion induced imaging errors from light emitting diode (led) print bars

A method for dynamically compensating for thermal expansion and contraction of a light emitting diode print bar having first and second light emitting diodes having first and second ideal positions, respectively, the method including: a) determining a first measured position of the first light emitting diode and a second measured position of the second light emitting diode; b) comparing the first measured position and the second measured position to the first ideal position and the second ideal position, respectively; and, c) correcting a first difference between the first measured position and the first ideal position and a second difference between the second measured position and the second ideal position based on results from the step of comparing.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279883

Method for producing porous polyimide film, and porous polyimide film

There is provided a method for producing a porous polyimide film, including a first step of forming a coating film containing a polyimide precursor solution where a polyimide precursor and an organic amine compound are dissolved in an aqueous solvent, and a resin particle incapable of dissolving in the polyimide precursor solution, followed by drying of the coating film to form a coat containing the polyimide precursor and the resin particle, and a second step of heating the coat to imidize the polyimide precursor and form a polyimide film, the second step including a treatment for removing the resin particle.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160279667

Powder coating apparatus

A powder coating apparatus includes: a transport device that transports an object to be coated; an applying unit disposed to be opposed to a surface to be coated of the transported object to be coated and applying a charged thermosetting powder coating material onto the surface to be coated of the object to be coated, that includes an applying section including a cylindrical or columnar applying member that is disposed to be separated from the surface to be coated of the object to be coated, and a supplying section including a cylindrical or columnar supplying member that supplies the powder coating material onto the surface of the applying member; a voltage applying device; and a heating device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278683

Standing position evaluation apparatus, standing position evaluation method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A standing position evaluation apparatus includes a center-of-gravity position detection unit that detects a head-center-of-gravity position that is a position of a center of gravity of a head of a subject in a standing position projected onto a floor surface and a body-center-of-gravity position that is a position of a center of gravity of a body of the subject in the standing position projected onto the floor surface, and an evaluation unit that evaluates a standing position balance of the subject by using the detected head-center-of-gravity position and the detected body-center-of-gravity position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278641

Detecting tumorous breast tissue in a thermal image

What is disclosed is a system and method for detecting cancerous tissue in breast tissue using a thermal image. In one embodiment, the present tumor detection method involves selecting a region of interest in the thermal image to be processed for breast cancer screening. ... Xerox Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160278411

Minimal diet change to meet nutritional goals

A computerized food purchase history system automatically determines a current food diet (e.g., based on an automatically maintained food purchase history). The computerized device automatically compares the current food diet with nutritional goals, to identify nutritional differences, and analyzes the nutritional differences, to identify potential changes to the current food diet using said computerized device. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277643

Image reading device and image forming apparatus

Provided is an image reading device including an irradiation section that irradiates a reading position with light, a color chart that includes plural color patches, and that is provided on a curved surface of a rotatable roller, an image capturing section that captures an image of the color chart at the reading position, and that outputs image signals which express the captured image, a correction section that corrects the image signals using a correction coefficient corresponding to the curved surface, and a calibration section that performs calibration using the image signals, which are corrected by the correction section, and representative color values of the plural color patches, the representative color values being stored in advance.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277642

Color processing apparatus, color processing method, and image forming system

A color processing apparatus includes an area group manager, a predictor, and a conversion relationship generator. The area group manager extracts, as an area group, a particular area on each page from image data in which one copy is constituted of multiple pages, and manages the area group in association with a page number. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277638

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

An information processing apparatus includes plural communication interfaces, a specifying unit, a network determining unit, and a transmission controller. The plural communication interfaces are individually connected to plural communication networks having different security levels. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277637

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

An image processing apparatus includes a memory, a generation unit, and a warning unit. The memory stores drawing commands used to determine print data for which security control is necessary. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277636

Image compression apparatus and image processing apparatus

Provided is an image compression apparatus including a dividing unit that divides a bit width pixel value set in advance that indicates compressed image information into an invalid bit region and a valid bit region other than the invalid bit region that are replaced with a fixed value determined in advance, an image information conversion unit that makes a value of the valid bit region be a value of a bit corresponding to the pixel value and makes a value of the invalid bit region be the fixed value determined in advance and converts the compressed image information to conversion image information, and a compression unit that compresses the conversion image information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277628

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

An information processing apparatus includes a memory, a transmitting unit, and a deleting unit. The memory stores document data. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277615

Image reading substrate, image reading device, and image forming apparatus

An image reading substrate includes: an image reading unit that assigns read signals of an image to plural output terminals and outputs the read signals; at least one high-speed serial transmitting unit that is connected to the plural output terminals; and an outputting unit that outputs a high-speed serial signal outside, the high-speed serial signal being transmitted from the high-speed serial transmitting unit, in which at least distances of interconnects from the plural output terminals to the high-speed serial transmitting unit are set to be equal.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277614

Image forming system and information processing apparatus

Provided is an image forming system including one or more image forming apparatuses, each of which including an image data obtaining unit that obtains image data, and a forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium, a quality information outputting device that is provided in each of the image forming apparatuses, including an outputting unit that outputs quality information, and an information processing apparatus including a quality information obtaining unit that obtains the quality information which the outputting unit outputs, a request information obtaining unit that obtains request information, a selecting unit that selects the image forming apparatus in which the quality information outputting device which outputs the quality information satisfying the quality represented by the request information is provided, and an image data transmitter that transmits the image data to the image forming apparatus which the selecting unit selects.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277611

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

An image reading device includes a reading member that reads an image of a document at a reading position that is set in a transport path of the document, a skew detector that detects an amount of skew of the document with respect to a transport direction of the document, a distortion detector that detects an amount of distortion in the document that has been read, the amount of distortion being a deviation, from a right angle, of an angle formed by a direction transverse to the transport direction of the document with the transport direction of the document, and an image correcting unit that rotates the image that has been read, in accordance with an amount that cancels the amount of skew detected by the skew detector, and corrects distortion of the read image in accordance with an amount that cancels the amount of distortion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277609

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

A paper receiving device includes a paper receiving member that receives a paper sheet; a first detector that detects whether or not a size of the paper sheet received by the paper receiving member is greater than a first size; a second detector that detects whether or not the size of the paper sheet received by the paper receiving member is smaller than a second size that is smaller than the first size; and an open-state detector that detects that the paper receiving device is opened when the first detector detects that the size of the paper sheet is greater than the first size and the second detector detects that the size of the paper sheet is smaller than the second size.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277324

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

An information processing apparatus includes a network interface, a main arithmetic unit, a sub arithmetic unit, and a data switch. The main arithmetic unit is activated in response to power being supplied thereto, and performs arithmetic operation on the basis of a preset first program. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277190

One-to-many matching with application to efficient privacy-preserving re-identification

Authentication methods are disclosed for determining whether a person or object to be authenticated is a member of a set of authorized persons or objects. A query signature is acquired comprising a vector whose elements store values of an ordered set of features for the person or object to be authenticated. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276808

Surface emitting semiconductor laser device

There is provided a surface emitting semiconductor laser including: a substrate; and a semiconductor layer including: a first semiconductor multilayer film having plural sets of specific layers, a second semiconductor multilayer film having plural sets of specific layers, and an active layer provided between them, so as to constitute a resonator.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160276525

Method of manufacturing semiconductor chips

A method of manufacturing semiconductor chips includes: forming grooves on a front face side of a substrate; and forming grooves on a back face side of the substrate as defined herein, and in manufacturing conditions in which a variation range of a top section of the cutting member having a tapered tip end shape with no top face in the groove width direction changes from a range included in the groove on the front face side to a range away from the groove on the front face side as wear of the cutting member advances, the use of the cutting member is stopped before the variation range changes from the range included in the groove on the front face side to the range away from the groove on the front face side.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275660

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

An image processing apparatus includes a component acquisition unit that acquires a chromaticity component and a luminance component from each of a process target image and a reference image, a feature quantity extraction unit that extracts a feature quantity from the chromaticity component and the luminance component of each of the process target image and the reference image, a chromaticity component adjustment unit that matches the chromaticity component of the process target image to the chromaticity component of the reference image using the feature quantity of the chromaticity component, and a luminance component adjustment unit that matches the luminance component of the process target image to the luminance component of the reference image in a non-dark region other than a dark region, and reduces an amount of adjustment in the adjustment of the dark region to be smaller than an amount of adjustment applied to the non-dark region.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275654

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

An image processing apparatus includes a smoothed-image generating unit that generates smoothed images obtained by smoothing an original image with degrees of smoothing, respectively, an illumination-image generating unit that generates an illumination image having pixel values of an illumination component of the original image by using the smoothed images that undergo weighting in which at least one of the smoothed images is assigned a different weight, a reflectance-image generating unit that generates a reflectance image on a basis of the original image and the illumination image, the reflectance image having pixel values of a reflectance component of the original image, and a reproduced-image generating unit that generates a reproduced image to enhance visibility of the original image, at least on a basis of the reflectance image and degree-of-enhancement information indicating a degree of enhancement of the reflectance component of the original image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275645

Selection support apparatus, selection support method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A selection support apparatus includes a display, an enlarging unit, and a determining unit. The display displays an image on a display screen including multiple unit regions in which a designation operation by an operator is detected. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275644

Vectorized two stage tile-based scaling

Image scaling disclosed herein comprises receiving an image from an image capturing device and partitioning an image into at least one image tile using a partitioning module. A determination is made if the image tile requires slow scan scaling and/or fast scan scaling. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275411

Hybrid active learning for non-stationary streaming data with asynchronous labeling

A continuous electronic data stream of unlabeled data instances is received and fed into both a stream-based selection strategy and a pool-based selection strategy. The stream-based selection strategy is continuously applied to each of the unlabeled data instances to continually select stream-based data instances that are to be annotated. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275401

Methods and systems of venue inference for social messages

A method for inferring venues from social messages includes: accessing a collection of venues and training a classifier that predicts whether a social message is linked to a venue in the collection of venues; receiving a new social message; for each venue in the collection of venues: identifying for the new social message corresponding meta-paths to the particular venue; encoding the corresponding meta-paths as a feature vector for the trained classifier; computing by the trained classifier a score for each venue in the collection of venues indicating whether the new social message is linked to the venue; and based on the scores, identifying at least one candidate venue as a predicted venue for the new social message and associating the predicted venue with the new social message. In some implementations, the new social message is not geotagged.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275384

Apparatus, system, and method for creation of custom medication labels

A computer-based apparatus for creating custom medication labels, including: a memory element configured to store, medication information, patient information, and a plurality of medication label configurations; and a processor for a computer configured to receive a first input selecting the medication information, the patient information, and a medication label configuration from the plurality of medication label configurations, receive a second input including a patient photograph, create, according to the medication label configuration, a custom medication label including the medication information and the patient information, identify a silhouette from the patient photograph, create instructions for cutting a portion of the custom medication label to in represent the silhouette, and transmit the custom medication label and the instructions.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275366

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

An image processing apparatus includes an image information obtaining unit that obtains image information regarding a process target image on which image processing for adjusting an impression of an image to that of a sample image is performed, and image information regarding the sample image, a feature value extraction unit that extracts feature values of the process target image and those of the sample image, an image adjustment unit that adjusts the feature values of the process target image to those of the sample image, and an image display unit that temporarily displays, on the process target image, an image obtained by adjusting the feature values of the process target image to those of the sample image, within a predetermined area in response to a first operation, and thereafter displays an entire image obtained after image processing in response to a second operation.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275346

Itinerary estimation device and method, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and information classification method

An itinerary estimation device includes a classification unit and an estimation unit. The classification unit classifies multiple pieces of expense data including information related to expenses into one or more expense data groups, according to a chronological order of date information extracted from each of the multiple pieces of expense data. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274838

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

An image forming apparatus includes a receiving unit, an image data generating unit, a memory, and a saving unit. The receiving unit receives a print instruction. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274837

Management unit, information processing system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A management unit communicates with an image forming apparatus via a first communication path and communicates with an information processing apparatus receiving an operation for maintenance for the image forming apparatus, via a second communication path. The management unit includes a memory for storing specifying information for specifying an image forming apparatus, in association with identification information for identifying the image forming apparatus in local communication between the information processing apparatus and the image forming apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274828

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

An image forming system includes plural image forming apparatuses. The image forming system includes the following elements. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274822

Image forming apparatus, image processing system, and method

An image forming apparatus includes an acquiring unit, a determining unit, and a notifying unit. The acquiring unit acquires print data from an external apparatus via a network. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274644

Power-savng control device, information processing apparatus, power-saving control method, and computer readable medium

A power-saving control device includes a setting unit and a mode controller. The setting unit sets a period during which an information processing apparatus in a power-saving mode in which more power is saved than a first mode is caused to perform an operation for receiving data from a communication line. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274534

Image forming apparatus with developer recovery container

An image forming apparatus includes a developer recovery container having a rotatable member; an attachment structural section to which the container is detachably attached; and a rotation transmission mechanism disposed in the attachment structural section and connected to the rotatable member to transmit rotational driving force thereto when the container is attached. The mechanism includes a shaft extending in a direction of movement occurring when the container is attached and detached, a rotationally-driven stationary transmission member, a displacement transmission member attached to the shaft and rotationally shifting in an axial direction thereof in conjunction with the movement, and a moving member moving the displacement member toward the stationary member. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274532

Support member, image carrier, and image forming apparatus

A support member supported in a cylinder includes six or more contact portions that are in contact with an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder. The support member is arc-shaped and has a gap extending in an axial direction of the cylinder. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274518

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a heating unit, an endless belt body that follows rotation of the heating unit, and a pressing unit that faces the heating unit with the endless belt body interposed therebetween. The pressing unit includes a retaining body that rotatably retains the endless belt body, a pressing-area-forming portion that is a part of the retaining body, and a pressing member provided on an upstream side of the retaining body with respect to the pressing-area-forming portion in a direction of rotation of the endless belt body, the pressing member being a metal plate that is bent along a line extending in a longitudinal direction thereof. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274499

Image-forming apparatus capable of forming multi-color full-bleed image

An image-forming apparatus includes multiple image-forming units capable of forming a full-bleed image with no margin around a recording medium in an image-forming region larger than an image-forming surface region of the recording medium using three or more toners having a volume average particle size of about 2 to about 5 μm, an intermediate transfer member, a transfer device, a fixing device, and an image-forming process unit that, at least if an image to be formed in a peripheral region of the recording medium during the formation of the full-bleed image has a toner layer thickness larger than or equal to a predetermined threshold, converts the image to be formed in the peripheral region of the recording medium into an image having a toner layer thickness smaller than or equal to the threshold while maintaining the image density ratio of the individual toners.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274493

Image forming apparatus and container for powder

A container for powder detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus body includes a discharge channel and a wall member. The discharge channel has an upper end. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274490

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device, includes a developing member that forms a first nip with a latent image forming member on which a latent image is formed, and develops the latent image as a toner image using a developer containing a toner and a first liquid, a first supply member that forms a second nip with the developing member, and supplies the developer to the developing member, and a second supply member that faces the developing member at an upstream of the first nip in the developing member in a rotation direction of the developing member and at a downstream of the second nip, and supplies a second liquid to the developing member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274484

Image forming apparatus having a removable unit with a driving portion

An image forming apparatus includes the following elements. A housing includes a mounting unit. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160274478

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

09/22/16 / #20160273965

Color conversion information generating apparatus and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A color conversion information generating apparatus includes the following elements. A specific color value obtaining unit obtains a specific color value of a device-dependent color space. ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160272829

Ink, recording device, and recording method

An ink includes pigment particles, polymer particles in such an amount that a total volume thereof is from 0.3 to 1.6 when a total volume of the pigment particles is taken as 1, water, and an aqueous organic solvent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160272446

Transport device, image forming apparatus, and image reading apparatus

Provided is a transport device including a first roller that is driven to rotate by a driving section, and transports a recording medium, a second roller that includes a second rotating shaft and a second rotating section, and pushes the transported recording medium against the first roller, the second rotating section including a first member that comes into contact with the recording medium, and a second member that comes into contact with the second roller when the recording medium having a predetermined size is transported, and a measurement unit that measures speed at which second rotating shaft rotates, wherein a force with which the first member rotates the second rotating shaft is greater than a force with which the second member rotates the second rotating shaft.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160269593

Document production system having automatic adjustment of content to fit the page margin of a pre-printed media

A document production system having the capability of determining the printable area of a pre-printed media is disclosed. The system may include a scanner, which scans and analyzes a copy of the pre-printed media as a template. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267362

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording medium, a storage unit that stores information on a characteristic of a preformed image on a recording medium, and a correcting device that corrects, when an additional image is to be formed on the recording medium having the preformed image, magnification of the additional image in a subscanning direction in accordance with the information stored in the storage unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267304

Printed tag information recognition using multi-pose illumination to mitigate glare

Eliminate or reduce the impact of glare in printed information tag recognition applications using single- and multi-pose external illumination coupled with intelligent processing. A shelf imager can acquire shelf images for printed information tag localization and recognition. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267283

Access right estimation apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A access right estimation apparatus includes an extraction unit that extracts at least one first component from a first object which forms a first document, an access right being set up for the first document; an association unit that associates the extracted first component with access right information which indicates a user who is capable of accessing the first component based on the access right which is set up for the first document; and an access right estimation unit that estimates an access right that should be set up for a second document, which includes at least one second component extracted from a second object that forms the second document, an access right being not set up for the second document, the access right estimation unit estimating the access right based on the second component and the access right information which is associated with the first component.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266854

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

A printing control apparatus includes a setting unit that sets a location of a delimitation in a print instruction, a buffer unit that buffers image data generated in response to the print instruction, and a transfer unit that transfers the image data buffered on the buffer unit to a printer that prints on a continuous-feed paper sheet. The transfer unit inserts blank sheet data at the location of the delimitation set by the setting unit when an amount of the image data buffered by the buffer unit becomes equal to or below a first threshold value and transfers the image data to the printer.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266703

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

A display device includes a display controller. The display controller performs control such that an image that is being partially displayed is fully displayed without any missing portion on a display screen, when arrangement of plural displayed images is changed.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266648

Systems and methods for interacting with large displays using shadows

A computer-implemented method being performed in a computerized system incorporating a processing unit, a memory, a display and a depth camera, the computer-implemented method involving: acquiring a depth image of a user using the depth camera; determining a spatial position of a point cloud corresponding to the user using the acquired depth image of the user; determining at least a portion of the point cloud corresponding to the user located within a virtual operation area; generating a virtual shadow of the user using the determined portion of the point cloud corresponding to the user located within the virtual operation area; displaying the generated virtual shadow of the user on the display; and using the displayed virtual shadow of the user for detecting a user interaction event.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266541

Fan bypass system for contamination control

A contamination control apparatus for controlling contamination in an image forming device is provided. The apparatus includes an air mover located in the image forming device; a first duct, a first end of the first duct receiving non-contaminated air, and a second end of the first duct being fluidly connected to an air input of the air mover such that the air input receives the non-contaminated air from the first duct; an exhaust duct, a first end of the exhaust duct being fluidly connected to an air output of the air mover such that the exhaust duct receives the non-contaminated air from the air output; and a second duct, a first end of the second duct being positioned such that contaminated air is drawn into the second duct, and a second end of the second duct being fluidly connected to the exhaust duct at a position downstream of the air output of the air mover and upstream of the second end of the exhaust duct.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266539

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body, a cartridge, a storage medium, a cartridge-side holding device, a body-side holding device, and a reading device. The cartridge is attachable to and detachable from the apparatus body. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266538

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device includes a housing that includes an accommodating portion, a development opening portion, a developing roller, and a supply receiving portion; an opening/closing member; a guiding portion; and an elastic pushing member. The opening/closing member includes a body, a guide portion, and an extended protrusion, the body having a cutaway end portion, the guide portion being provided at left and right end portions of the body except where the cutaway end portion exists, the extended protrusion being formed by causing at least a portion of an end portion of the body to extend and protrude in an opening direction. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266537

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: an open/close member provided to an image forming apparatus body so as to be openable and closable by turning about a turning support point; and a second transfer member attached to the open/close member to be positioned at an operation position with a positioning projecting portion contacting a positioning recessed portion of the image forming apparatus body. A distance between the turning support point and an outer peripheral end of the positioning projecting portion at a time when the open/close member is opened is shorter than the distance with the second transfer member at the operation position. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266536

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member having an inorganic protective layer on a surface thereof, a cleaning blade having an inclined surface cut out at a corner portion on a side of the image bearing member, and a support portion that supports the cleaning blade so that the inclined surface is in contact with the image bearing member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266531

Print control apparatus, print control method, image forming system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A print control apparatus includes a generation unit, a storage unit, a transfer unit, a memory, and a controller. The generation unit generates image data by performing a rendering process in accordance with a print instruction. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266530

Image forming apparatus having unit specifying which image forming section attaches developer

An image forming apparatus includes image forming sections each including a developing section having a developer bearing member and a developer supply unit and a transfer unit that transfers an image developed on a photoconductor by the developing unit onto a transfer body, a controller that controls a driving time of the developer bearing member so that developer is born on the developer bearing member during a period when image formation is not performed and the developer attached to the transfer body by the image forming sections does not overlap, a detector that detects the attached developer by each image forming section, and a specification unit that specifies the image forming section which attaches the developer to the transfer body, on the basis of a time from when the controller starts driving the developer bearing member to when the detector detects the developer attached to the transfer body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266528

Heater, fixing unit, and image forming apparatus

A heater includes a heating element that includes an electrode disposed at an end of the heating element in a longitudinal direction of the heating element and that generates heat as a result of power being supplied to the heating element via the electrode, a support member that supports the heating element, a connecting member that is disposed between the heating element and the support member and that couples the heating element and the support member to each other at the end, the connecting member being fixed to the heating element in directions including the longitudinal direction and being fixed to the support member in such a manner as to be freely movable in the longitudinal direction, and a wiring line that is connected to the electrode of the heating element and fixed to the connecting member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266525

Image forming apparatus and method

An image forming apparatus includes the following elements. Plural developing units supply charged developers to electrostatic latent images formed on plural associated image carriers disposed along a direction in which an intermediate transfer body is transported. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266519

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device includes a container in which developer is contained; and a developer carrier disposed in the container, the developer carrier including a magnet member having magnetic poles, and a rotation member that covers an outer circumference of the magnet member and is rotatably supported, the developer carrier developing a latent image formed on an image carrier into a visible image with the developer held on a surface of the rotation member as an effect of the magnet member. The rotation member has projections and recesses formed in the surface, which satisfy y≧1.875×x+11.25, where y is an average depth of the projections and recesses when a lowest position of the recesses is assumed to be 0 and a highest position of the projections is assumed to be 100, and x is a ten-point average roughness of the projections and recesses.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266515

Powder transport member, powder container, and image forming apparatus

A powder transport member includes a rotary member that rotates around an axis inside a container in which powder is contained, a contact member that has one end secured to the rotary member and another end that is a free end, the contact member flexing upon contact of the other end with an inner wall of the container, the contact member having multiple cuts provided in an axial direction of the rotary member, the cuts extending from the other end obliquely with respect to the rotary member, and multiple projections that are provided on the rotary member in the axial direction, the projections projecting from the rotary member toward the inner wall of the container, the projections having a distal end portion that is located at a different position from a starting edge of the cuts with respect to the axial direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160266506

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles having a volume average particle diameter of 3 μm to 16 μm, wherein, when the toner particles having a particle diameter of 1.0 μm to 30.0 μm are set as t1, the toner particles having a particle diameter of 1.0 μm to 2.5 μm are set as t2, a rate of t2 to the toner particles is set as a, the toner particles having a particle diameter of 1.0 μm to 5 μm is set as t3 and a rate of t3 to the toner particles is set as b, the rate of t2 occupying t1 is from 10% by number to 40% by number and a fine particle ratio c represented by a/b is from 0.18 to 0.40.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160265897

Printed stretch sensor

Disclosed is a patterned article comprising: (1) a deformable nonconductive substrate; (2) an imagewise pattern thereon of a conductive stretchable ink; and (3) an external circuit connecting the imagewise pattern, the external circuit being capable of measuring the electrical resistance across regions of the deformable nonconductive substrate and determining the degree of deformation thereof.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160265896

Printed stretch sensor

Disclosed is a patterned article comprising: (1) a deformable nonconductive substrate; (2) an imagewise pattern thereon of a conductive stretchable ink; and (3) an external circuit connecting the imagewise pattern, the external circuit being capable of measuring the electrical resistance across regions of the deformable nonconductive substrate and determining the degree of deformation thereof.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160264798

Acrylate ink compositions for ink-based digital lithographic printing

Compatible acrylate ink sets include acrylate ink composition having 30% or less by weight pigment, 10% or less dispersant, between 40% and 80% acrylate, 12% or less photoinitiator, a viscosity between 5×105 and 3×107 cps at 35° c., and a 60 second tack between 25 and 50 g-m at 35° c.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160263824

System and method for correcting object defects formed by a three-dimensional object printing system

A printer is configured to detect a missing material drop in a top layer of a part being printed in the printer. Upon detection of a missing material drop, the printer moves the platform on which the part is being formed in a direction opposite to the process direction to position the area in which the drop is missing beneath an ejector that is operated to eject a drop in the area. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261747

Methods and systems for assigning priority to incoming message from customer

What is disclosed is a customer relationship management system to help customer care agents prioritize a response to an incoming message. Historical conversations between customers and agents are retrieved. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160261585

Authentication information management system, authentication information management apparatus, recording medium, and authentication information management method

An authentication information management system includes an information processing terminal that transmits check target authentication information and an authentication information management apparatus. The information processing terminal includes a transmission unit that transmits account identification information used to identify registered authentication information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260439

Voice analysis device and voice analysis system

The voice analysis device includes: a voice information acquiring unit that acquires a voice signal generated by plural voice acquiring units disposed at different distances from a speaking section of a speaker and acquiring voice of the speaker; and an identification unit that identifies the speaker corresponding to the voice having been acquired, on the basis of intensities of respective peaks in a frequency spectrum of a first enhanced waveform and a frequency spectrum of a second enhanced waveform. The first enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a predetermined target speaker has been enhanced, and the second enhanced waveform is a waveform where a voice signal of a speaker other than the target speaker has been enhanced.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260275

Rapid conveyance of coins by rotating conveyor belts

Systems and methods herein convey a coin that is verified and sorted as to one of a plurality of denominations, by a coin verifier, that sorts the coin to a corresponding one of a plurality of rotating conveyor belts equal in number to the number of denominations. The corresponding one of the plurality of rotating conveyor belts rapidly conveys the sorted coin of one denomination at a constant speed to a drop point disposed above a corresponding one of a plurality of coin storage devices, whereupon the sorted coin of one denomination is dropped into the corresponding one of the plurality of coin storage devices.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260106

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first associating unit that associates information concerning a customer having entered a store through an entrance and exit with information concerning a line of flow of the customer from a photographed image of an inside of the store, a second associating unit that associates information concerning a line of flow of the customer from a cashier area to the entrance and exit with information concerning purchasing in the store, a third associating unit that associates information concerning a customer having entered the store through the entrance and exit with information concerning a customer having left the store through the entrance and exit, and a fourth associating unit that associates the information concerning the purchasing and information concerning the line of flow of the customer in the store using information associated by the first through third associating units.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260051

System and method for retail store promotional price tag detection and maintenance via heuristic classifiers

A system to detect and maintain retail store promotional price tags (ppts) includes a heuristic ppt description extractor module, a heuristic rule deriver module, a store shelf image acquisition system, a barcode locator and recognizer module, and a heuristic ppt classifier module. The heuristic ppt description extractor module extracts heuristic descriptions of ppts. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160260001

Method and system for generating and printing three dimensional barcodes

A system that includes a three-dimensional (3d) printing device, processor and computer-readable memory a 3d barcode and prints a three-dimensional object containing information embedded in the 3d barcode by: (i) receiving information to be embedded in the 3d barcode; (ii) determining a barcode symbology, wherein the barcode symbology includes at least one symbol character in a z-dimension; (iii) generating a build sequence that will cause the 3d-printing device to print the 3d barcode that embeds the received information in the 3d barcode in accordance with the barcode symbology; and (iv) using the build sequence to print the 3d object so that each symbol character of the symbology that is to appear in the z-dimension is printed as a physical representation in the z-direction on the 3d object.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259971

Systems and methods for detection and high-quality capture of documents on a cluttered tabletop with an automatically controlled camera

Described are systems and methods for recognizing paper documents on a tabletop using an overhead camera mounted on pan-tilt servos. The described automated system first finds paper documents on a cluttered desk based on a text probability map, constructed using multiple images acquired at fixed grid positions, and then captures a sequence of high-resolution overlapping frames of the located document(s), which are then fused together and perspective-rectified, using computed homography, to reconstruct a high quality and fronto-parallel document image that is of sufficient quality required for optical character recognition. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259920

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

An information processing system includes a management unit, an accepting unit, and a providing unit. The management unit manages information on an object whose parent or child is defined. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259896

Segmented temporal analysis model used in fraud, waste, and abuse detection

Presented are a method, system, and apparatus for determining whether an electronically submitted medical claim has a high likelihood of being fraud, waste, and/or abuse in medical billing. A computing device receives the electronic medical claim containing a subject patient identifier identifying a subject patient. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259774

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first extracting unit, a second extracting unit, and a third extracting unit. The first extracting unit applies a topic model to target text information and extracts topic distributions for words constituting the text information. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259306

System to authenticate 3d printed objects

When printing 3d objects designed by a particular designer, authentication information such as a serial number and a digital signature of the designer are inserted into a cad file for printing the object. The authentication information is represented as physical structures in or on the 3d-printed object. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259291

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a drive mechanism, a rotating member, an urging member, and a retracting system. The retracting system includes first and second retracting mechanisms. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259282

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a pressure applying unit that is provided facing a heating unit. The pressure applying unit includes an endless belt-shaped member that rotates by being driven by rotation of the heating unit, and a retainer that retains the endless belt-shaped member in a movable manner. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259274

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an intermediate transfer body rotated in a rotating direction, downstream and upstream image forming sections, and a transfer unit. The downstream image forming section includes image forming units transferring toner images onto the intermediate transfer body and arranged so that lightness of toners reduces toward a downstream side along the rotating direction. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259272

Liquid supply device, developing device, and image forming apparatus

A liquid supply device includes a reservoir that stores a liquid developer, a rotating supply member that holds a portion of the liquid developer in the reservoir in concave sections formed in a surface, and supplies the liquid developer to a target supply member, and a regulating member having an edge portion which is positioned on a lower side in a gravitational direction than a liquid surface of the liquid developer stored in the reservoir, and a lower surface of the regulating member contacts with the liquid developer in the reservoir, the regulating member regulating an amount of a liquid developer held on a surface of the rotating supply member by contacting with the rotating supply member at a position where a surface of the rotating supply member moves from a lower side to an upper side in the gravitational direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259270

Image forming apparatus and container for developer

A container for developer detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus body includes a rotating body that contains developer and is rotated about a rotational center when drive is transmitted from the apparatus body, a discharge member that supports the rotating body such that the rotating body is rotatable relative to the discharge member and has a discharge port through which the developer is discharged, an anti-leakage member that is disposed in one of the rotating body and the discharge member and suppresses leakage of the developer, and a compressing portion that has a first side and a second side farther from the rotational center than the first side, is disposed in the other of both, and is pressed against the anti-leakage member to compress the anti-leakage member such that a compressing amount is larger on the second side than on the first side.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259267

Image forming apparatus and container for developer

A container for developer detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus body includes a container body, a discharge member, a resistive member, and a resistance reduction mechanism. The container body contains developer and is rotated when drive is transmitted from the image forming apparatus body. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160259256

Imaging members comprising capped structured organic film compositions

An imaging member outer layer comprising a structured organic film comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers arranged as a covalent organic framework, wherein the structured organic film further includes fluorinated segments and capping units comprising hole transport materials.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160258524

Drive transmission mechanism

A drive transmission mechanism includes plural gears having meshing teeth and a recessed or projecting portion provided on a side surface of at least one of the gears. The side surface crosses a rotation axis of the at least one of the gears. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160258490

Guide mechanism for connecting component, and coupling structure and processing apparatus using the guide mechanism

A guide mechanism for a connecting component guides a second connecting component when connecting a first connecting component and the second connecting component to each other. The guide mechanism includes a guide member and an urging member. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257865

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

09/08/16 / #20160257829

Process black ink compositions and uses thereof

The present disclosure is directed to a process black ink composition for digital offset printing including a cyan colorant including a cyan pigment, a magenta colorant including a magenta pigment and a yellow colorant including a yellow pigment, wherein the process black ink composition includes a total amount of pigment of at least about 15 wt %, a photo-initiator a dispersant, and a curable ink vehicle component including at least one component selected from a curable monomer or a curable oligomer; wherein the process black ink composition comprises a ratio of the cyan colorant to the yellow colorant of 0.70-0.80:1.0 and a ratio of the magenta colorant to the yellow colorant of 0.90-0.80:1.0, and wherein the process black ink composition does not comprise carbon black. Methods of preparing the present process black ink composition and using the process black ink composition are also provided.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257148

System and method for cleaning an image receiving surface in an inkjet printer

A printer cleaning device cleans an image receiving surface treated with a surface preparation material. The cleaning surface includes an applicator that receives fluid from a receptacle and applies a portion of the fluid onto the image receiving surface of a printer. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257147

System and method for cleaning an image receiving surface in an inkjet printer

A printer cleaning device cleans an image receiving surface with a surface preparation material, includes a roller having a perforated cylindrical wall surrounded by a foam material. The cylindrical wall has an interior volume for holding a fluid pumped into the interior volume by a pump. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257128

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

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an ejection section that ejects liquid droplets of plural colors including black liquid droplets, a control section that controls the ejection section such that the black liquid droplets and at least a part of the liquid droplets of other colors contact on a recording medium when preliminary ejection is performed on a non-image forming region of the recording medium, and a drying section that dries the liquid droplets of the plural colors.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257122

System and method for cleaning an inkjet printer

A printer cleaning device includes a cleaning blade that is operatively disposed on a cleaning surface to contact and remove a material from the cleaning surface. The cleaning blade has a body portion and a cleaning edge adjoining the body portion adapted to contact the cleaning surface. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257120

Driving device of liquid droplet discharging head, printer, and non-transitory computer readable medium

Provided is a driving device of a liquid droplet discharging head including a driving unit that drives a liquid droplet discharging head which includes plural nozzles, which discharge an ultraviolet ray curable liquid, as liquid droplets, the ultraviolet ray curable liquid being cured by being irradiated with ultraviolet rays, and a control unit that controls the driving unit so that, among the plural nozzles, a draw-in driving signal for drawing the liquid in from a discharge surface of non-discharge nozzles of the liquid droplets is supplied to the non-discharge nozzles while ultraviolet rays from an ultraviolet ray light source, which irradiates liquid droplets discharged from the liquid droplet discharging head with ultraviolet rays, are being emitted.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257076

Curing agent for three-dimensional shaped product, apparatus for manufacturing three-dimensional shaped product, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program for manufacturing three-dimensional shaped product

Provided is a curing agent for a three-dimensional shaped product including a compatible material that is compatible with a molded article forming agent for forming a three-dimensional shaped product, and a curing material that cures the molded article forming agent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257075

Extracting an embedded database from a physical object

A method of extracting data embedded in a 3d object includes a 3d scanning device scanning a 3d object and extracting data embedded as physical representations in the 3d object. A processing device will identify, from the extracted data, instructions for performing an action on the data such as: displaying at least a portion of the data, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external database, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external application, or receiving user input for handling the data. ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257074

Embedding a database in a physical object

A method and system for embedding a database in a 3d object uses a 3d dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3d printing device to form a three-dimensional object with an embedded data structure by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data structure.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257069

Shaping apparatus

Provided is a shaping apparatus including an ejection section that ejects a liquid droplet containing a curable resin and that overlaps layers formed of the liquid droplets to form a three-dimensional object, and a forming section that forms, on the layer, a suppressing portion that suppresses a movement of the liquid droplet ejected by the ejection section on the layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/08/16 / #20160257066

Systems and methods for implementing high speed final surface curing for three dimensional (3d) printed parts and components

A system and method are provided for implementing a comparatively higher speed process for surface curing of finished three-dimensional (3d) printed parts, objects and/or components, formed and/or otherwise manufactured in 3d printing systems and/or in additive material manufacturing processes. A vacuum finish curing chamber is provided within, or associated with one or more 3d printers to provide a locally-generated substantially oxygen depleted curing environment to support effective and efficient surface curing of one or more formed 3d printed parts. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255236

System and method for setting output plex format using automatic page detection

A method and system prints an output document from an original document having multiple input sheets, each input sheet having a front side and a back side, the output document having multiple output sheets, each output sheet having a front side and a back side, the output sheet of the output document having a same plex as a plex of a corresponding input sheet. The method and system also prints an output document from an original document having multiple input sheets, wherein all output sheets of the output document are simplex. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160255235

Global registration of filled-out content in an application form

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

09/01/16 / #20160255228

Power controller, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image forming apparatus

A power controller includes a detector and a controller. The detector detects a movement of a user through wireless communication. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160254024

System and method for spatiotemporal image fusion and integration

A system and method for creating a spatiotemporal image representation with information content that enables accurate and rapid processing for several applications.. . ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253681

Methods and systems for interpretable user behavior profiling in off-street parking

Methods and systems for interpretable user behavior profiling in off-street parking applications. To render user profiles easy to interpret by decision makers, the semi-automatic discovery and tagging of user profiles can be implemented. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253605

Method and system for analyzing performance of crowdsourcing systems

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for determining strategies in crowdsourcing. The method includes generating first graphs representative of an association between workers, between crowdsourcing tasks, or between workers and crowdsourcing tasks, at first time instance. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253597

Content-aware domain adaptation for cross-domain classification

An adaptation method includes using a first classifier trained on projected representations of labeled objects from a first domain to predict pseudo-labels for unlabeled objects in a second domain, based on their projected representations. A classifier ensemble is iteratively learned. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252865

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a transfer device, a fixing device, an introduction guide member that introduces the leading edge of a recording medium to the fixing device, and a contact guide member that causes the leading edge of the recording medium to contact the introduction guide member. The contact guide member has a first guide part and a second guide part. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160252853

Fixing member, fixing device, and image-forming apparatus

A fixing member includes a substantially cylindrical substrate, an elastic layer disposed around the substrate and having a surface irradiated with uv radiation, a surface layer covering the surface of the elastic layer, and an adhesive layer disposed between the elastic layer and the surface layer. The adhesive layer contains a glycidoxy-containing silane coupling agent.. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160250807

Systems and methods for implementing multi-layer addressable curing of ultraviolet (uv) light curable inks for three dimensional (3d) printed parts and components

A system and method are provided for implementing adjustable curing of layers of deposition materials, including ultraviolet (uv) light or photo curable ink layers, used in the formation and/or manufacture of three-dimensional (3d) printed parts, objects and components, particularly those parts, objects and components formed in 3d printers and additive material manufacturing systems such as 3d jetted ink printing systems. A multi-layer (or layer-by-layer) history of the deposited materials is developed by which to adjust an intensity of an addressable curing unit to provide complete curing to a particular layer without introducing damaging effects that may be caused by over curing the particular layer. ... Xerox Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160249802

Eyeball optical measuring instrument, eyeball optical measuring method, and method for irradiating an eyeball and detecting light coming from eyeball

An optical measuring instrument 1 is equipped with an optical system 20 to be used for measuring a characteristic of the aqueous humor in the anterior chamber 13 of an eyeball 10 of a measurement subject person and a holding unit 50 which holds the optical system 20 etc. The optical system 20 is equipped with a light emitting system 20a and a photodetecting system 20b. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160249158

System and method for flexibly pairing devices using adaptive variable thresholding

. . A method and system for pairing devices comprises transmitting a plurality of communication signals from each of a plurality of devices and setting an initial threshold vector of signal strengths as a current threshold vector of signal strengths for at least one target device selected from among the plurality of devices. The embodiment includes pairing at least one client device with the at least one target device when a measured vector of signal strengths exceeds the current threshold vector of signal strengths and adjusting the current threshold vector of signal strengths according to the pairing between the client device and the target device, thereby adaptively adjusting the current threshold vector of signal strengths.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248940

Device and method for determining appropriate color patch measurement operation by user based on acquired and predicted measurement values

A determination device includes a first instructing unit, a first acquiring unit, a correcting unit, a predicting unit, a second instructing unit, a second acquiring unit, and a determining unit. The predicting unit predicts a measurement value of a multicolor patch image included in a second patch column to be output by an image output device, the second patch column being acquired after the correcting unit corrects tone values in a first patch column. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248934

Determination device, correction device, output device, and determination method

A determination device includes an acquisition unit that acquires an output characteristic representing a relationship between a gradation value corrected by a correction unit in accordance with a predetermined correction characteristic and a measured value of a density of a toner image output by an output device for the gradation value; an estimation unit that estimates a density of a toner image output by the output device for a predetermined reference gradation value when the reference gradation value is not within a range of the corrected gradation value, the estimation being performed based on the output characteristic acquired by the acquisition unit; and a determination unit that determines whether or not the correction characteristic needs to be changed by comparing the density estimated by the estimation unit with a predetermined threshold.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248926

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

Provided is an image forming apparatus, including a printing device, a display unit that displays operation information of a user, a wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with a terminal of the user, and a unit that acquires terminal information of the terminal by the wireless communication unit, wherein when proximity of the terminal is detected by the wireless communication unit, operation information for printing a document in the terminal by the printing device is added to the display unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248784

Authenticating apparatus, authenticating system and storage medium

In authentication based on an image region read from a surface of a target object, authentication based on a position corresponding to the image region is executed. An authenticating server 2 receives an image region as an authentication target read from a surface of a target object possessed by a user together with an authentication request from the user, identifies a position corresponding to the image region as the authentication target and one reference image region corresponding to the image region as the authentication target in a plurality of previously stored reference image regions read from respective surfaces of a plurality of target objects, and executes authentication in response to the authentication request based on the identified position.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248228

Surface-emitting semiconductor laser, surface-emitting semiconductor laser array, surface-emitting semiconductor laser device, optical transmission device, and information processing device

A surface-emitting semiconductor laser includes a substrate; a first semiconductor multilayer film reflector stacked on the substrate; an active region stacked on or above the first semiconductor multilayer film reflector; a second semiconductor multilayer film reflector stacked on or above the active layer; a cavity extension region interposed between the first semiconductor multilayer film reflector and the active region or between the second semiconductor multilayer film reflector and the active region; and a carrier block layer interposed between the cavity extension region and the active region. The carrier block layer includes a first carrier block layer and a second carrier block layer. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248227

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diode and optical transmission apparatus

A vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diode includes: a first resonator that has a plurality of semiconductor layers comprising a first current narrowing structure having a first conductive region and a first non-conductor region; a first electrode that supplies electric power to drive the first resonator; a second resonator that has a plurality of semiconductor layers comprising a second current narrowing structure having a second conductive region and a second non-conductive region and that is formed side by side with the first resonator, the second current narrowing structure being formed in same current narrowing layer as the layer where the first current narrowing structure is formed; and a coupling portion as defined herein; and an equivalent refractive index of the coupling portion is smaller than an equivalent refractive index of each of the first resonator and the second resonator.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160248185

Electronic-component attachment structure, attachable-detachable unit, and image forming apparatus

An electronic-component attachment structure includes an electronic component and a support member. The electronic component has a connection electrode exposed on a surface of a substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247326

Method and system for simulating users in the context of a parking lot based on the automatic learning of a user choice decision function from historical data considering multiple user behavior profiles

Methods and systems for modeling user arrival and choice in the context of off-street parking solutions. A first component models the arrival and duration of stay of users as a function of time, taking into account different user profiles (or “clusters”), captured by a latent variable. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247232

Efficient methods for predictive action strategy optimization for risk driven multi-channel communication

Presented are a method, system, and apparatus for using a specialized computing device managing a contact center to analyze and reduce financial risk on a portfolio of accounts (such as loans, insurance claims, etc.) via determining whether and, if so, when to utilize a communication channel (such as telephone, e-mail, text message, etc.) to contact a customer regarding a monitored account. Variables are received including action history and transactions associated with the monitored account. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247178

Methods and systems for sharing computational resources

Methods and systems for determining incentives for sharing one or more computational resources in a network. A request from a resource requester is received for executing a workload. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247092

Information processing apparatus, storage medium, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a structuring unit and an extraction unit. The structuring unit structures a history of operations performed in product development into a structure including at least subject information, subject attribute information, target information, target attribute information, and environment information. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160247035

Confirming automatically recognized handwritten answers

An image is received that contains handwritten characters as answers to an inquiry. An automatic character recognition process is performed on the image to generate initially recognized characters from the handwritten characters. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246931

Methods and systems for predicting health condition of human subjects

Disclosed are methods and systems for classifying one or more human subjects in one or more categories indicative of a health condition of the one or more human subjects. The method includes categorizing one or more parameters of each of the one or more human subjects in one or more data views based on a data type of each of the one or more parameters. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246896

Methods and systems for identifying target users of content

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for identifying one or more target users, of a first content, from a social network. The disclosed method includes generating a graph comprising one or more nodes, representative of one or more users of the social network, and one or more edges connecting the one or more nodes. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246554

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

Provided is an image forming apparatus, including an image reading device, a display unit that displays operation information of a user, a wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with a terminal of the user, and a unit that acquires terminal information of the terminal by the wireless communication unit, wherein when proximity of the terminal is detected by the wireless communication unit, operation information for transmitting image data read by the image reading device to the terminal is added to the display unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246552

Communication system and image forming apparatus

Provided is a communication system including a master device that transmits a signal transmitted from an upstream side to a downstream side, and plural slave devices connected in series to the downstream side of the master device, wherein the slave devices include a communications port that communicates with the upstream side and at least one communications port that communicates with the downstream side, and the master device sequentially sets identification information that identifies the slave device from another slave device from the upstream side to the downstream side by sequentially transmitting a setting information towards all of the plural slave devices.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246483

Display control device, communication terminal, and display control method

A display control device includes a selection receiver, a first object generator, and a display controller. The selection receiver receives a selection related to a selection of a group with respect to multiple objects displayed on a first display. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246442

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

An information processing apparatus includes a display having a display screen that displays an image; an acquiring section that acquires information indicating a contact point which is a position where an operator is brought into contact with the display screen by a user; a display controller that makes the display screen display an image showing a designation point designated by the user; and a setting section that sets an operation mode by switching between a first operation mode in which a disposition of the designation point relative to the contact point is changeable and a second operation mode in which the designation point is moved in accordance with movement of the contact point so that the disposition changed in the first operation mode is maintained. The display controller controls display of the designation point in accordance with the operation mode set by the setting section.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246243

Cleaning device, image forming apparatus including cleaning device, and end-sealing member for cleaning device

A cleaning device that removes a residual substance from an image carrier includes a cleaning container having an opening that faces the image carrier, the cleaning container extending in an axial direction of the image carrier and receiving the residual substance; a scraping member that extends in a longitudinal direction of the opening and scrapes off the residual substance by coming into contact with the image carrier; and an end-sealing member that is fixed to the cleaning container at least at one end of the opening, that is in contact with a surface of the image carrier, and that seals a gap between the cleaning container and the image carrier at an end of the scraping member. A surface of the end-sealing member that is in contact with the image carrier has a void in a region isolated from a surrounding region.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246242

Printhead including an assembly for cleaning a lens and a displaceable light-emitting diode assembly and methods thereof

A printhead for a device capable of printing, including: a frame; a light-emitting diode (led) assembly including a housing engaged with the frame, a plurality of leds one the housing and extending in a first transverse direction, and at least one lens parallel to the plurality of leds in the first traverse direction and arranged to focus light from the leds; and a displacement assembly connected to the frame and engaged with the led assembly and arranged to displace the led assembly, with respect to the frame to a first position for an operating mode for the printhead, in which light from the plurality of leds illuminates media passing through the printbar in first or second process directions orthogonal to the first transverse direction and to a second position for a cleaning mode for the printhead, in which a cleaning operation for the at least one lens is enabled.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246233

Correcting gradation value to appoximate an output characteristic to target characteristic updated based on corrected high density region target density

A correcting apparatus includes a first acquiring unit that acquires a target characteristic expressing a correspondence relationship between a gradation value and a target density of an image to be output from an output apparatus in accordance with the gradation value; a second acquiring unit that acquires an output characteristic expressing a correspondence relationship between a gradation value and a measured density of the image output from the output apparatus in accordance with the gradation value; an updating unit that updates the target characteristic by correcting the target density corresponding to a high density region including a maximum target density value when a difference between a maximum measured density value and the maximum target density value is larger than a predetermined value; and a correcting unit that corrects the gradation value so as to approximate the output characteristic to the updated target characteristic.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246231

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a fixing roller, a rotatable endless belt forming a nip between the fixing roller and the belt, a heating member whose heat source heats the nip, a support member disposed in the belt to face the fixing roller and having a surface having a substantially non-arc shape in a rotation direction of the belt and being in contact with an inner surface of the belt to sandwich the belt between the support member and the fixing roller, and a pressing member including guiding members that support and guide end edges of the belt. The guiding members each have a groove having inner and outer walls that guide an edge of the belt in a direction in which a rotation axis of the belt extends and a substantially arc-shaped bottom surface that extends around the axis and along which an end surface of the belt slides.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246230

Image forming apparatus, fixing device, and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a rotary member, a nipping area forming member, an assisting member, and a supporting unit. The image forming unit forms an image. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246226

Heating device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

A heating device includes a rotating member that rotates, and plural unit circuits that are aligned in a width direction of the rotating member. The plural unit circuits each includes a heating body that heats the rotating member, a resistive element that is connected in series to the heating body and has a positive temperature coefficient, and a parallel circuit that is connected in parallel to the resistive element. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246215

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a forming unit that forms a toner image with a substantially flat toner containing a substantially flat metal pigment on a movable body; a transfer unit that forms a nip with the movable body and transfers the toner image on a medium transported to the nip; and a controller that, if at least one of first and second conditions, the first condition in which an image width from data for allowing the forming unit to form the toner image is larger than a predetermined width, the second condition in which an area coverage from the data is higher than a predetermined area coverage, is satisfied, causes the forming unit to form a toner image with a corrected area coverage lower than the area coverage from the data.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246206

Image forming apparatus and surface processing apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming section that forms a toner image according to image data on a transported recording medium, a reforming section that generates a polar group on a first surface of the recording medium on which the toner image is formed, and a control section that sets target regions on the first surface of the recording medium in order in a transport direction and controls a strength of reforming processing to be a reference strength which is set for the recording medium with respect to the target region of a non-image section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246199

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

An electrostatic charge image developing white toner includes toner particles that contain a binder resin, a titanium dioxide as a pigment and at least one selected from a group consisting of niobium and phosphorous, wherein an amount of the niobium is 0.005% by weight to 0.05% by weight or an amount of the phosphorous is 0.003% by weight to 0.05% by weight.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246194

Electrostatic charge image developer, developer cartridge, and process cartridge

An electrostatic charge image developer includes an electrostatic charge image developing carrier containing a ferrite particle and an electrostatic charge image developing toner containing metallic particles whose resistance is from 1010 Ωcm to 1013 Ωcm in an electric field of 10,000 v/cm, wherein the electrostatic charge image developing carrier satisfies the following formula (1): 0.9≦rb/ra≦1.0 (1), wherein ra represents the resistance of the electrostatic charge image developing carrier in an electric field of 2,400 v/cm, and rb represents the resistance of the electrostatic charge image developing carrier in an electric field of 19,200 v/cm.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246191

Robust phase inversion emulsification process for polyester latex production

The disclosure provides robust phase inversion emulsification (pie) processes, which produces polyester latex particles having particle size distributions with high centering capability indexes (cpk), for the preparation of toners of good quality.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246190

Electrophotographic photoreceptor, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

An electrophotographic photoreceptor includes a conductive substrate, and a single-layer type photosensitive layer that contains a binder resin, a charge generating material, a hole transporting material, and an electron transporting material, wherein a content of the charge generating material in the photosensitive layer is 0.5% by weight or more and less than 2.0% by weight and the charge generating material satisfies expression (1): 30≦a/b, wherein a represents the number of the charge generating materials per unit cross-sectional area in a region ranging from the surface side of the film thickness of the photosensitive layer to a point corresponding to ⅓, and b represents the number of the charge generating materials per unit cross-sectional area in a region ranging from the conductive substrate side of the film thickness of the photosensitive layer to a position corresponding to ⅔, provided that a case where b is 0 is included.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160244628

3d printing system comprising solid build ink comprising colorant

A color three-dimensional (3d) printing system includes (1) a solid build ink for each of a plurality of colors, each solid build ink includes (a) a solid acrylate in an amount from about 40 to about 70 percent by weight, (b) a non-curable wax in an amount from about 10 to about 45 percent by weight, (c) a curable wax in an amount from about 1 to about 15 percent by weight, (d) a photoinitiator, and (e) a colorant; each solid build ink has a curing speed adjusted by a ratio of the non-curable wax to curable wax such that the initial curing speed and final hardness of each solid build ink is approximately the same for each of the plurality of colors, and (2) a support material includes the non-curable wax used in each build ink, the support material providing a scaffold for deposition of each build ink.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160243828

Raised fluid pass-through structure in print heads

A print head includes a substrate having a hole, a circuit on the substrate, the circuit having traces and a hole corresponding to the hole in the substrate, the hole forming a fluid path, and a raised structure on the substrate around the fluid path, the raised structure positioned to seal the circuit from the fluid path.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160243813

Systems and methods for delivering aqueous pearlescent digital printing ink compositions using digital offset lithographic printing techniques

A system and method are provided for producing variable pearlescent image elements or portions on image receiving media substrates using a variable digital data offset lithographic architecture which provides for varying lithographic images between cycles of a marking device. Pearlescent inks are provided with a solid particle pearlescent pigment components in a proportion of at least 30% by weight suspended in solution in an ink composition. ... Xerox Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160243587

Fluorosilicone oleophobic low adhesion anti-wetting coating

An inkjet printhead includes a front face having a polymer coating, the polymer coating including an oleophobic grafted polymer having a crosslinked fluoroelastomer and a perfluorinated fluorosilicone grafted to the crosslinked fluoroelastomer. The polymer coating has an ink contact angle of at least about 45 degrees and an ink slide angle of less than about 35 degrees.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241739

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

08/18/16 / #20160241738

Image processing apparatus

An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes a data receiver, an image specifier, a replacement specifier, and a data generator. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241736

Systems and methods to specify destinations for documents from different sources

Systems and methods for a multifunction device, a control system has a processor in data communication with a memory. A local user interface is connected to the control system. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241733

Led illumination uniformity

An input imaging system and method for adjusting led light uniformity in an led array are disclosed. For example, the input imaging system includes an led array, wherein the led array is divided into a plurality of different banks of leds, wherein a light output of each one of the plurality of different banks of leds is independently adjustable, an electrical device for adjusting the light output of the each one of the banks of leds coupled to each one of the plurality of different banks of leds to achieve the uniform led light illumination profile, a diffuser coupled to the led array to scatter the light output towards a document, a lens for collecting the light output that is reflected off of the document and a sensor coupled to the lens to receive the light output that is collected by the lens.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241727

Information providing apparatus, terminal device, information providing system, and computer readable medium

An information providing apparatus includes a receiving unit and a transmitting unit. The receiving unit receives, from a terminal device connected to the information providing apparatus via a communication path, operation state information indicating an operation state of the terminal device. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241392

Method for enhancing security in distributed systems

A method and system secures an encryption key for utilization on a secured network by receiving, at a trusted node, an encryption key request from a requesting node, the encryption key request including a public encryption key of a public/private encryption key pair associated with the requesting node; determining, at the trusted node, if the requesting node has previously supplied enough virtual currency to support the request; choosing an encryption key for distributing to the requesting node when it is determined the requesting node has enough virtual currency; encrypting the chosen encryption key with the public encryption key of a public/private encryption key pair associated with the requesting node; and sending the encrypted encryption key to the requesting node.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239917

Processing performance risk using a performance risk navigator

A performance risk analysis method including receiving, at a device implemented in hardware, user information and a performance goal, generating a portfolio based on the user information and the performance goal, performing a stochastic simulation on the portfolio to generate a performance metric, and outputting the performance metric. An apparatus comprising a receiver configured to receive user information and a performance goal, a memory, and a processor operably coupled to the receiver and the memory, and configured to generate a portfolio based on the user information and the performance goal, perform a stochastic simulation on the portfolio to generate a performance metric, and output the performance metric.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239717

Methods and systems for compressing electronic documents

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for encoding an image. The method includes identifying one or more objects, having an associated first tag value, in the image. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239573

Methods and systems for predicting psychological types

According to embodiments illustrated herein there is provided a method for determining a psychological type of a user. The method includes determining a first score for the user based on a profile of the user on a social media platform. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238989

Developing device and image forming apparatus

A developing device includes a supply member, a developing device body, and a closing member. The supply member supplies a developer to an image holding element that holds a developer image. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238977

Image forming apparatus and fixing device

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion and a fixing device. The image forming portion forms a developer image on a recording medium. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238971

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus, includes an image forming section that forms an image layer on a recording medium by supplying and fixing a toner based on image information, a winding section that winds the recording medium on which the image layer is formed by the image forming section, an extraction section that extracts step portion which is formed at end portion of the image layer based on the image information, and an adjustment layer forming section that forms an adjustment layer which suppresses the step portion that is extracted by the extraction section on the recording medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238960

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

An electrostatic charge image developing carrier includes a core particle and a resin coating layer coated on the core particle, wherein the resin coating layer contains a cationic surfactant and an anionic surfactant and a total content of the cationic surfactant and the anionic surfactant in the resin coating layer is from 0.1% by weight to 6.0% by weight with respect to the entire resin coating layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238959

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin and inorganic particles that are present in a state of being embedded into the surfaces of the toner particles and being exposed, and satisfy the following expression: 20° c.≦t1−t10, wherein t1 represents the temperature at which the viscosity under an applied pressure of 1 mpa becomes 104 pa·s, and t10 represents the temperature at which the viscosity under an applied pressure of 10 mpa becomes 104 pa·s.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160238518

Concentration calculation system of optically active substance, manufacturing method of concentration calculation system of optically active substance, and computer readable medium

A concentration calculation system calculates a concentration of the optically active substance based on a formula. The formula includes a first function representing wavelength dependence of an optical rotation of a first optically-active substance, and a second function representing wavelength dependence of an optical rotation of a second optically-active substance. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160237296

Sacrificial coating compositions comprising polyvinyl alcohol and waxy starch

Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one polyvinyl alcohol; at least one waxy starch; at least one hygroscopic agent; at least one surfactant; and water, wherein the ratio by weight of the at least one waxy starch to the at least one polyvinyl alcohol is at least two to one. In certain embodiments, the at least one polyvinyl alcohol has a degree of hydrolysis of at least about 95%, such as at least about 98%, or at least about 99.3%. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160237294

Low-foaming ink compositions including fluorosurfactants for indirect printing

The present disclosure provides an ink comprising a fluorosurfactant-stabilized polymer latex, which is suitable for use in an indirect printing method.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160237290

Hyperbranched ink compositions for controlled dimensional change and low energy curing

Disclosed herein are ink compositions comprising at least one hyperbranched oligomer present in an amount ranging from about 3% to about 20% and having a functionality ranging from about 6 to about 40; at least one pigment present in an amount of at least about 10%; and at least one photoinitiator present in an amount ranging from 5% to 10%. Further provided herein are methods of printing using a variable data digital lithographic printing device.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160237252

Resin composition and resin shaped product

There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160237251

Resin composition and resin shaped product

There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160237250

Resin composition and resin shaped product

There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160237249

Resin composition and resin shaped product

There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160236888

Conveyance control device and image forming apparatus

Provided is a conveyance control device including a driving unit that conveys an object to be conveyed along a predetermined conveyance path, a detection unit that detects a periodic signal for every integer cycle of a cycling member that cycles with following the object to be conveyed which is conveyed along the conveyance path, an acquisition unit that acquires conveyance speed information of the object to be conveyed based on the periodic signal detected by the detection unit and a length of predetermined integer cycles, and a correction unit that corrects an operation timing at which an operation is performed while conveying the object to be conveyed, based on the conveyance speed information acquired by the acquisition unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160236461

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

08/11/16 / #20160234464

Computer-vision based process recognition

A computer-vision based method for validating an activity workflow of a human performer includes identifying a target activity. The method includes determining an expected sequence of actions associated with the target activity. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160234388

Apparatus and method for generating a graphical representation to motivate employees in a call center

An apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for generating a graphical representation to motivate a plurality of employees in a call center are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a display comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each one of the plurality of pixels represents one or more of the plurality of employees, a computer-readable medium storing the graphical representation and a processor in communication with the display and the computer-readable medium, wherein the processor receives an indication from an endpoint device of one of the plurality of employees when the one of the plurality of employees achieves a call center objective and the processor causes a pixel of the plurality of pixels associated with the one of the plurality of employees to turn on in accordance with the graphical representation, wherein the graphical representation comprises a pixel art shape.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233985

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

An image forming device that includes a communication device includes a class judging unit, a number-of-times determination unit, and a retry execution unit. The communication device transmits data to a management device through a first communication network provided by a communication carrier. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160233643

Light emitting elements drive control device, droplets-deposited layer drying device, and image forming apparatus

A light emitting elements drive control device includes: a detection unit that detects drive voltages and drive currents of a plurality of respective semiconductor light emitting elements arranged in a width direction of a recording medium; a calculation unit that calculates generated heat amounts of the respective semiconductor light emitting elements from heating-raised temperatures of the respective semiconductor light emitting elements determined based on the drive voltages and the drive currents detected by the detection unit, and calculates actual emission light quantities of the semiconductor light emitting elements from differences between the generated heat amounts of the semiconductor light emitting elements and input heat amounts corresponding to powers supplied to the semiconductor light emitting elements, respectively; and a correction unit that corrects differences between the actual emission light quantities of the semiconductor light emitting elements calculated by the calculation unit and required emission light quantities, respectively.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232805

Method and apparatus for determining patient preferences to promote medication adherence

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for determining one or more patient preferences are disclosed. For example, the method presents a first plurality of images to a patient to correlate a literacy level to the patient, receives a first image selected by the patient, presents a second plurality of images to the patient to correlate a communication modality to the patient, receives a second image selected by the patient, determines the literacy level and the communication modality for the patient based on the first image and the second image, and presents medical information to the patient in accordance with the literacy level and the communication modality.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232553

Apparatus and method for secure digital coupon verification

An apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for verifying a digital coupon are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a processor and a computer readable medium storing a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations for verifying a digital coupon. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232500

Pay-by-phone parking system aided by a vision based monitoring device

Methods and devices send, from an application to an image processor, an identity of a vehicle parking space and/or an identity of a vehicle parked in the vehicle parking space. Such methods and devices obtain an image of the parked vehicle, using a fixed camera, and send the image to the image processor. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232474

Methods and systems for recommending crowdsourcing tasks

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for recommending crowdsourcing tasks. A first crowdsourcing task is received from a requestor. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232447

Method and system for using data storage technology as a repository of functional logic knowledge for use in a knowledge abstraction layer subsystem

This disclosure provides a knowledge base system and method for curating both factual and logical knowledge while using a common data storage repository. According to an exemplary embodiment, a knowledge base stores complied boolean information which represents factual knowledge and logic for interpreting the factual knowledge. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232435

Estimation apparatus

Provided is an estimation apparatus including a storage unit that stores an estimation model for estimating transport failure information pertaining to a transport failure based on information pertaining to a transit time in which each of plural papers with different characteristics passes through a certain transport section in a transport path and information pertaining to a utilization of each of the plural papers for each of plural image processing apparatuses, an acquisition unit that acquires the characteristics of the paper, information pertaining to the transit time of the paper, and information pertaining to the utilization of the paper for the image processing apparatus that is the estimation target, and an estimation unit that estimates the transport failure information using the estimation model based on the acquisition results of the acquisition unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232434

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a density-measuring unit that has a substantially circular measurement field and that measures a density of a to-be-measured image for density measurement, which is moving in a moving direction, and a density-control unit that controls a density of an image and includes a to-be-measured image forming unit that forms the to-be-measured image having a shape following an outline of a density-measurement area defined by a path of the measurement field during a measurement rather than a substantially rectangular shape extending in the moving direction and including a front end of the to-be-measured image in the moving direction, the shape being within the substantially rectangular shape, a density-measuring section that causes the density-measuring unit to measure a density of the to-be-measured image, and a gradation-correction unit that performs gradation correction on the image by using the density of the to-be-measured image measured by the density-measuring section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160232254

Efficient calculation of all-pair path-based distance measures

A method is disclosed for computing a path-based distance between a pair of nodes in an undirected graph comprising a set of nodes and a set of edges connecting pairs of nodes in the undirected graph with each edge having an edge weight. The method includes: computing a minimum spanning tree (mst) over the undirected graph; computing a path-based distance between the pair of nodes in the mst; and setting the path-based distance between the pair of nodes in the undirected graph equal to the path-based distance between the pair of nodes in the mst. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231668

Electric conductive roller, transfer device, and image forming apparatus

An electric conductive roller includes a shaft, a cylindrical first elastic body having an electric conductivity and covering the shaft while being in contact with an outer periphery of the shaft, and a second elastic body having an annular shape, disposed at an end portion of the first elastic body, covering the shaft while being spaced apart from the shaft, and having an electric conductivity. The second elastic body has a thickness that gradually increases from a portion between a free end of the second elastic body and a boundary between the second elastic body and the first elastic body to the free end while the second elastic body is retaining an outside diameter greater than or equal to an outside diameter of the first elastic body.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231663

Liquid developer, developer cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A liquid developer includes a carrier liquid and a toner particle whose surface is treated by a polyamine, wherein an amount of sodium ion to be eluted in 1 g of the toner particles is 0.04 mg or less.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231660

Addition of non-networked hole transport molecule to fluorinated structured organic film for improved corona resistance

An overcoat layer comprises a structured organic film (sof) comprising a plurality of segments and a plurality of linkers including a first fluorinated segment and a second electroactive segment, and an antioxidant is present in the sof; and a hole transport molecule which does not form a network with the sof.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231657

Electrophotographic photoreceptor, process cartridge and image forming apparatus

According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an electrophotographic photoreceptor having a conductive substrate, and a photosensitive layer arranged on the conductive substrate, wherein the photosensitive layer contains a charge-generating material, a charge-transporting material having a specific structure, a charge-transporting material having another specific structure, and at least one selected from a group consisting of a hindered phenol antioxidant having a molecular weight of 300 or more and a benzophenone uv absorbent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160231411

Method and system for detecting that an object of interest has re-entered a field of view of an imaging device

A mobile electronic device processes a sequence of images to identify and re-identify an object of interest in the sequence. An image sensor of the device, receives a sequence of images. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160230027

White ink composition for ink-based digital printing

The present disclosure is directed to a white ink composition for use in digital offset printing, including a first white colorant including a first plurality of white pigment particles, wherein an average diameter of at least about 40% of the first plurality of white pigment particles is in a range of about 250 nanometers to about 350 nanometers, a second white colorant including a second plurality of white pigment particles, wherein an average diameter of at least about 40% of the second plurality of white pigment particles is in a range of about 350 nanometers to about 550 nanometers, at least one dispersant, at least one component selected from a curable monomer or a curable oligomer, and a photo-initiator. Also provided is a method of digital offset printing using the white ink composition of the present disclosure.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160230021

Powder coating material

A powder coating material includes powder particles that include a binder resin, have an average circularity of 0.97 or greater, and have a coloring pigment provided on a surface of the powder particles.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/11/16 / #20160229120

Anti-counterfeiting measures for three dimensional objects

A method and system of producing a three-dimensional object with an anti-counterfeiting measure uses a processor to access a data file including a plurality of parameters for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the parameters comprise a plurality of structural parameters. The processor may also cause a three dimensional printing device to form the three dimensional object that exhibits the structural parameters by identifying a build material, identifying a concealment material, causing the three dimensional printing device to deposit a mixture of the build material and the concealment material in a plurality of layers, and causing the three dimensional printing device to cure the build material and concealment material to form the three-dimensional object with the anti-counterfeiting measure.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160227055

Screen image providing apparatus, screen image providing method, and computer readable medium

. . There is provided an operation screen providing system including a relay apparatus and an operation screen providing apparatus. An acquiring unit acquires type information representing a type of a processing apparatus, and customization information representing how the processing apparatus is customized from a standard configuration of the type. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226953

Device management apparatus, relay apparatus, relay method, and computer readable medium

A device management system includes: a management apparatus including a first memory unit that stores a control program for controlling a management target device, for each type of the management target device; and a relay apparatus including an acquisition unit that acquires the control program corresponding to a type of the management target device connected to the relay apparatus from the management apparatus, and an execution unit that executes a process for supplying the control program acquired by the acquisition unit to a control device connected to the relay apparatus, the control device controlling the management target device connected to the relay apparatus.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225483

Transparent conductive film comprising silver nanowires

A transparent conductive film. The film comprises a transparent polymer comprising fused latex polymer particles. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225482

Composition comprising silver nanowires

A composition for forming a conductive film. The composition comprises a plurality of nanowires comprising silver; a latex comprising polymer particles; and an aqueous-based carrier.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225273

Methods and systems for evaluating user

According to embodiments illustrated herein, there is provided a method and a mobile device for evaluating a user on a question. The method includes monitoring one or more inputs of the user, pertaining to at least one step performed for solving the question, by one or more sensors in a mobile device. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225262

Method and system for predicting demand for vehicles

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for predicting demand of vehicles in a transportation network. The method includes determining demand events at each of one or more locations for time intervals based on historical demand data. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224762

Method and apparatus for promoting medication adherence

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for promoting medication adherence are disclosed. For example, the method determines a barrier to an adherence to a prescribed medication for a patient, determines a reason for changing a behavior of the patient to bring about the adherence to the prescribed medication, receives a patient identified goal for implementing the changing of the behavior of the patient, and monitors whether the patient identified goal is met.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224689

Hidden markov model generation of multi-plane random screens

Methods and systems for the in-situ creation of a halftone noise screen layer by layer. Each layer produced is a white noise uniform distributed screen, statistically similar to one generated by a uniform noise function. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224516

Method and system to attribute metadata to preexisting documents

This disclosure provides a method and system to convert a first digital representation of a document including a first format to a second digital representation of the document including a second format. According to an exemplary method, a preexisting printed assessment is scanned to produce an image file and an educational assessment analysis system captures an image area associated with a question, processes the captured image area to automatically assign metadata associated with an independent assessment creation process to the captured image area, which is subsequently processed to generate an assessment based on the assigned metadata which conforms with a format consistent with the independent assessment creation process.. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224355

Electronic apparatus, control device, control method, and computer readable medium

An electronic apparatus includes a first controller, a second controller, and plural devices. The first controller executes a first operating system. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224294

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

An information processing apparatus includes a unit that, upon receiving from an application a print instruction for outputting document data to an image forming apparatus for printing without performing a process on the document data, obtains a print job name relating to the document data and changes the print job name in accordance with a predetermined rule.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224291

Device management apparatus, relay apparatus, relay method, and computer readable medium

A relay apparatus includes: a first transmission unit that transmits first information specifying the relay apparatus to the management apparatus through a network, in response to the relay apparatus being connected to the network; a collection unit that collects management information regarding a management target device, from the management target device connected to the network, in which the collection unit does not collect the management information from the management target device until an activation instruction is received from the management apparatus, and starts to collect the management information from the management target device only after the activation instruction is received from the management apparatus; and a second transmission unit that transmits the collected management information to the management apparatus.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224286

Screen image providing apparatus, screen image providing method, and computer readable medium

There is provided an operation screen providing system including a relay apparatus and an operation screen providing apparatus. A function providing unit provides an additional function which is not inherent of a processing apparatus, to the processing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224283

Print management device, print management system, print management method and computer readable medium

A print management device includes: a receiving unit that receives a print instruction to perform print of an electronic document on recording media; a canceling unit that cancels the print caused to be performed by the print instruction received by the receiving unit, in accordance with a canceling instruction of the print by an operator; and a recording unit that records the number of the recording media or the number of faces of the recording media, if the print caused to be performed by the print instruction received by the receiving unit is canceled by the canceling unit, the print on the recording media being canceled.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223984

Image forming apparatus and structural member

An image forming apparatus includes a structural member that is attached to and detached from an image forming apparatus body. The structural member includes a portion having a developer transport path for transporting developer to a developing device and a reinforcing member that reinforces the structural member. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223954

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a first forming unit that forms a first image with a substantially flat toner containing a substantially flat metal pigment on a moving movable body; a second forming unit that forms a second image with a substantially non-flat toner on the movable body; a transfer unit that forms a nip with the movable body while circulating and transfers the first image and the second image on a medium transported to the nip; a removing unit that includes a rotational body and removes the toners adhering to the transfer unit, the rotational body having an axis and being configured to rotate around the axis; and a controller that, if the controller causes the first forming unit to form the first image, stops the rotation of the rotational body around the axis.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223940

Toner adjusting mechanism and image forming apparatus

Provided is a toner adjusting mechanism, including a storage section in which a liquid developer is stored, a supply section that causes the liquid developer which is stored in the storage section to flow at a predetermined flow velocity to supply the liquid developer to a developer tank, a circulating section that causes the liquid developer which is discharged from the storage section to flow and circulate at a flow velocity faster than the flow velocity of the liquid developer which flows in the supply section, a detecting section that detects a toner concentration of the liquid developer which flows in the circulating section, and an addition section that adds an adjustment agent which adjusts the toner concentration of the liquid developer to the liquid developer which is stored in the storage section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160223925

Cylindrical support for electrophotographic photoreceptor, electrophotographic photoreceptor, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A cylindrical support for an electrophotographic photoreceptor includes an aluminum alloy including si: 0.4% by weight to 0.8% by weight, fe: 0.7% by weight or less, cu: 0.15% by weight to 0.4% by weight, mn: 0.15% by weight or less, mg: 0.8% by weight to 1.2% by weight, cr: 0.04% by weight to 0.35% by weight, zn: 0.25% by weight or less, ti: 0.15% by weight or less, and a balance: aluminum and impurities, wherein an average area of crystal grains of the aluminum alloy is from 3.0 μm2 to 100 μm2.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160222240

Aqueous ink, recording apparatus and recording method

There is provided an aqueous ink which contains a coloring agent, a polymer particle, water and an aqueous organic solvent, and a surface resistivity of a film obtained by film formation on a glass plate is 1×106Ω/□ or less, and a recording method containing: a first discharge step that discharges the first aqueous ink on a front surface of a recording medium; a first drying step that dries the first aqueous ink discharged on the front surface of the recording medium after the first discharge step; and a second discharge step that discharges a second aqueous ink on a rear surface of the recording medium after the first drying step.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160222231

Acrylate ink compositions for ink-based digital lithographic printing

An ink composition, including 30% or less pigment, 10% or less dispersant, between 40% and 80% acrylate, 12% or less photoinitiator, and having a viscosity between 2×106 cp and 5×107 cp at 25° c., and between 2.×105 cp and 4.×106 cp at 60° c., and a 60 second tack between 40 and 65 g-m at 25° c., and between 10 and 20 g-m at 60° c.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160221268

Stack forming apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing stack forming program

Provided is a stack forming apparatus including a molded article forming agent ejecting unit, that ejects a molded article forming agent for forming a three dimensional shaped product, onto a shaping stand, a surface modification unit that modifies wettability of surfaces of the molded article forming agent, and a control unit that controls the molded article forming agent ejecting section and the surface modification unit so that the three dimensional shaped product is formed by stacking the molded article forming agent through the repetition of ejection of the molded article forming agent and modification of the surface of the molded article forming agent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160221260

Automatic ejector head drop mass adjustment in a three-dimensional object printer

A three-dimensional object printer compensates for variations in material drop volumes between ejectors. The printer includes a scale that measures a weight of at least one of a platform and a substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160220999

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

08/04/16 / #20160220998

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

07/28/16 / #20160219189

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

. . An information processing apparatus includes a detector, a selection unit, and a presentation unit. The detector detects that a user has a document from an image of the user. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160219188

Dot area extraction method, dot area extraction device, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing dot area extraction program

Provided is a dot area extraction method including extracting a first dot area in binary data based on periodicity of pixels for every first range by dividing the binary data in a first direction or a second direction in the first range which includes a first number of pixels in the first direction and a second number of pixels in the second direction, and extracting a second dot area in the binary data based on the periodicity of the pixels for every second range by dividing the binary data in the first direction or the second direction in the second range which includes a third number of pixels in the first direction and a fourth number of pixels in the second direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160219171

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

An information processing apparatus includes a display unit, a changing unit, an image display unit, and an update unit. The display unit displays a first display area and a second display area. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160219164

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

An image processing device includes a detector, a recognition unit, an acquisition, unit, and an output unit. The detector detects an image formed on a sheet, and a mark applied to the sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160217845

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes a memory that is volatile, a memory controller connected to the memory in an information exchangeable manner, and a clock enable (cke) controller. The cke controller controls a cke signal in response to a request for a proxy in self-refresh control, the cke signal being transmitted from the memory controller to the memory and being controlled to be kept low until cancellation of the proxy is requested. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160217575

Model-less background estimation for foreground detection in video sequences

A camera outputs video as a sequence of video frames having pixel values in a first (e.g., relatively low dimensional) color space, where the first color space has a first number of channels. An image-processing device maps the video frames to a second (e.g., relatively higher dimensional) color representation of video frames. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216981

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first adding unit and a second adding unit. The first adding unit adds, as a plug-in, a new function to the information processing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216923

System and method for the creation and management of user-annotations associated with paper-based processes

A computer-implemented method for identifying constraints to reducing consumable usage includes acquiring print job information for a set of print jobs submitted for printing by a set of users. A print job representation is computed for each of the print jobs from the print job information. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216901

Information processing apparatus and method for preserving data

An information processing apparatus includes a controller, a first storage unit, a second storage unit, and a classification unit. The controller stores pieces of information retained in a memory on a nonvolatile storage device and, upon startup, makes the information processing apparatus return to a state before power-down. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216689

Cooling device, image forming apparatus, and cooling method

A cooling device cools a continuous resin film, which is transported and onto which a toner image is transferred, after the toner image is heated so that the toner image is fixed to the resin film. The resin film to which the toner image is fixed is cooled in such a manner that an image surface side of the resin film is convexly curved.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216675

Image forming apparatus and fixing device including a pressing member that applies pressure to a toner image

An image forming apparatus includes a toner-image-forming device that forms a toner image on a recording material with a toner having a volume-mean particle size of about 6 μm or smaller; and a fixing device that includes a fixing member that fixes the toner image, a pressing member that applies pressure to the toner image, and a heating member that heats the fixing member. The pressing member applies a first pressure to the toner image while the recording material carrying the toner image passes through a pressing portion by taking a first passing time period in a first state. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216671

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material, an image capturing unit that captures an image of a user who forms the image, and a control unit that causes the image capturing unit to capture an image in a preset monitoring region when the user does not capture an image using the image capturing unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216667

Heating body, heating device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a heating body that heats a target heating body that is in contact with an outer periphery thereof, and that is formed in a tubular shape, the heating body including a support body, and a heat-emitting body that is supported by the support body, absorbs light that is transmitted by the support body, and emits heat.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216661

Image forming apparatus and medium stacking device

An image forming apparatus, includes a forming device that forms unfixed images on recording media, a fixing unit that melts a material forming the images to fix the images onto the recording media, a stacking tray on which the recording media onto which the images are fixed are stacked, and a displacer that applies a force to the recording media stacked on the stacking tray to displace the recording media relative to each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216660

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a heating unit that heats an unfixed image on a recording medium, which is deformed by heating, and hence fixes the unfixed image; and a transport member that closely contacts a no-image surface of the recording medium and transports the recording medium while causing a close contact force to act on the recording medium against a deformation force, which is generated at the recording medium by the heating of the heating unit. The close contact force of the recording medium with respect to the transport member is larger than the deformation force generated at the recording medium.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216646

Cleaning device and image forming apparatus

A cleaning device includes a removal member that forms piled bodies of residual objects at a contact location and removes residual objects from a surface of a target cleaning member by contacting with the surface in a linear manner and rubbing against the surface, and a smoothing member that smooths out the piled bodies by moving along the contact location.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216626

Brilliant toner, electrostatic image developer, and toner cartridge

There is provided a brilliant toner containing a toner particle containing a binder resin, and flat-shaped brilliant pigments, wherein the number of the brilliant pigment contained is from 3.5 to 15 and the plurality of brilliant pigments are oriented mutually in the same direction, and an electrostatic image developer containing the brilliant toner and a carrier, and a toner cartridge storing the brilliant toner, which is able to be attached to and detached from an image forming apparatus.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216624

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

07/28/16 / #20160216623

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a toner particles containing a binder resin and a metallic pigment and aliphatic acid metal salt particles as an external additive in an amount of from 0.1 parts by weight to 2.0 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the toner particles, wherein the toner particles have an average circle equivalent diameter d longer than an average c of a maximum thickness of the toner particles.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160216175

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a classification unit, a calculation unit, and a notification unit. The acquisition unit acquires history information and attribute information on plural apparatuses. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160215135

Three-dimension forming support material, three-dimension forming composition set, three-dimension forming apparatus, and method of preparing three-dimensional shaped product

A three-dimension forming support material includes a photocurable compound that contains an urethane (meth)acrylate and a non-photocurable polymer having a hydroxyl value of 60 mgkoh/g to 300 mgkoh/g.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160215107

Methods of preparing metal nanodendrimer structures

A method includes heating a sulfonated polyester resin in an organic-free solvent, adding a solution of silver (i) ion to the heated resin in water to form a mixture, reducing silver (i) to silver (0) by heating the mixture from about 65° c. To about 90° c., thereby forming an emulsion of composite particles comprising a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles disposed within the sulfonated polyester matrix, and allowing the silver nanoparticles to agglomerate into a silver nanodendrite structure.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160215104

Core-shell metal nanoparticle composite

A nanocomposite includes a core comprising a first polymer, a shell disposed about the core, the shell comprising a sulfonated polyester, the first polymer and sulfonated polyester are different, and a plurality of silver nanoparticles disposed throughout the shell layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214825

Recording medium binding apparatus, recording medium aligning apparatus, and image forming system

A recording medium binding apparatus include a cutting unit that is capable of cutting a first end and a second end of each of recording media; a transport unit that transports the recording media; a stacking unit on which the recording media are stacked; a recording medium aligning unit that aligns the recording media by pressing each recording medium by coming into contact with the first end and the second end of the recording medium every time the recording medium is stacked on the stacking unit, the recording medium aligning unit changing an operation of coming into contact with and separating from the recording medium when pressing the recording medium according to whether the recording medium has been cut or the recording medium has not been cut; and a binding unit that binds a recording medium stack formed by stacking the recording media aligned by the recording medium aligning unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214421

Image forming device and non-transitory computer readable medium

In the case where, by driving nozzles, test images are formed on paper so that the area of a width predetermined from an end portion in an intersecting direction that intersects with a transporting direction of the paper of a reading area of image reading units is not included in the test images, and the nozzles in an abnormal state are detected by using reading data obtained by reading by the image reading units, the application scope of the reading data applied for detection of an abnormal state is determined so that reading data of each of the test images formed by the nozzles as a detection target of an abnormal state is not repeatedly included with regard to each nozzle, and the nozzles in an abnormal state are detected by using the reading data in the determined application scope.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214402

Light emitting elements drive control device, droplets-deposited layer drying device and image processing apparatus

A light emitting elements drive control device includes: a supplying unit that supplies a common power source voltage to a plurality of light emitting elements whose light emission quantities are controlled individually by current controls; a determining unit that determines voltage ranges capable of assuring proper current control operations on the individual light emitting elements based on drive voltages for the respective light emitting elements that vary as the current controls are performed; and a setting unit that sets the power source voltage to be supplied from the supplying unit from a common voltage range of the voltage ranges determined by the determining unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214381

Ink level sensor formed with an array of self-sensing piezoelectric transducers

A fluid level sensor is configured for identifying a fluid level in a small volume reservoir, such as a fluid reservoir in an ejector head. The reservoir includes a plurality of vertically arranged chambers. ... Xerox Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160214323

System and method for identification and control of z-axis printhead position in a three-dimensional object printer

A method of operating a three-dimensional object printer includes generation of a printed predetermined test pattern on a substrate in the printer with a plurality of ejectors in a printhead. An image sensor generates image data of the printed test pattern and a controller identifies a z-axis distance between the printhead and the substrate that receives the test pattern with reference to an identified dispersion between cross-process direction distances separating printed marks in the test pattern.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212388

Surveillance apparatus

Provided is a surveillance apparatus including a detection unit that detects an intruder who intrudes in a predetermined surveillance region, and an induction unit that induces the intruder when the intruder is detected.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212282

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 content management. In the process, an instruction to reset or update distribution setting information of document information or an instruction to delete the document information is received by causing an image forming apparatus to read again a setting sheet after the document information and the distribution setting information of the document information are received. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212279

Surveillance system

Provided is a surveillance system including an image forming device that forms an image on a recording medium, and detects abnormality in a predetermined surveillance region, and coordination equipment that operates in coordination with the image forming device, wherein the image forming device includes an image forming unit that forms an image on the recording medium, a detection unit that adopts an operation state including a normal mode in which the image forming unit operates normally, and a surveillance mode for detecting abnormality in the predetermined surveillance region, a switching unit that switches the operation state of the detection unit, and an output unit that outputs a message indicative of the occurrence of abnormality to the coordination equipment when the detection unit detects the abnormality.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212278

Image reading device and image forming apparatus

An image reading device includes a transport path along which a medium having an image recorded thereon is transported; a light source member that radiates light onto the medium passing a predetermined read position in the transport path; a reading member that receives light from the read position and reads the image on the medium; a detecting member that is disposed in the transport path and that detects the medium; and a notifying member that notifies a user that the medium is jammed based on a detection result of the detecting member. The light source member is turned on when the medium is jammed based on the detection result of the detecting member.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212195

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first controller and a second controller. The first controller performs a process in accordance with a predetermined program. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212092

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

A response device includes a memory, a reception unit, and a response unit. The memory stores a logical address and a physical address in a communication circuit which are assigned to an external information processing device connected to the communication circuit that is the same as a communication circuit to which the response device is connected. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160211180

Semiconductor piece manufacturing method

A semiconductor piece manufacturing method includes: a process of forming a fine groove on a front surface side including a first groove portion having a width that is gradually narrowed from a front surface of a semiconductor substrate w toward a rear surface thereof; a process of attaching a dicing tape having an adhesive layer on the front surface after the fine groove on the front surface side is formed; a process of forming a groove on a rear surface side having a width greater than the width of the fine groove on the front surface side along the fine groove on the front surface side from a rear surface side of the substrate by a rotating dicing blade; and a process of separating the dicing tape from the front surface after the groove on the rear surface side is formed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210839

Multimodal monitoring systems for physical activity

Embodiments of a computer-implemented method for monitoring a physical activity of a user are disclosed. The method includes receiving position or orientation data of a portable computing device; receiving an indication of an input device being operated by the user and a video captured by an imaging unit, the input device, and the imaging unit being operationally coupled to a stationary computing device. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210570

Methods and systems for recommending tasks

According to embodiments illustrated herein, there is provided a method for recommending one or more first tasks to one or more workers. The method includes determining a first score for a count of transactions, a second score for each of one or more locations based on a result of one or more second tasks in each of the one or more locations, and a third score for each of one or more industries based on a result of the one or more second tasks in each of the one or more industries. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210540

Image forming apparatus performing image quality adjustment based on period image forming assembly unloaded and forming final image while image forming assembly replaced

An image forming apparatus includes individually replaceable image forming assemblies forming images of different colors; a storage portion that stores time when at least one image forming assembly currently loaded into the apparatus is unloaded; a calculating portion that calculates an unloaded-engine storage period, time elapsed from when a newly loaded image forming assembly is unloaded last time to when the image forming assembly is newly loaded; and a controller that performs image quality adjustment depending on the unloaded-engine storage period calculated before the newly loaded image forming assembly is used for image formation. The apparatus receives image data of an image that contains a color other than colors that currently loaded image forming assemblies form. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210532

Method and system to perform text-to-image queries with wildcards

A system and method for comparing a text image with or without a wildcard character and a character string are provided. The method includes embedding a character string into a vectorial space by extracting a set of features from the character string and generating a character string representation based on the extracted features, such as a spatial pyramid bag of characters (spboc) representation. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210126

Methods and systems for crowdsourcing software development project

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for crowdsourcing a software development project. The method includes segregating the software development project into one or more modules based on at least one configuration file. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210089

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

A print instruction device includes an obtaining unit, a detection unit, and a processing unit. The obtaining unit obtains image data including a photographic image and a code image. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160209798

Cleaning device and image forming apparatus

A cleaning device includes a removal member that removes residual objects from a surface of a target cleaning body by contacting with the surface in a linear manner and rubbing against the surface and forms a piled body which is constructed of a portion of the residual objects at a contact location, and a pressure device that presses the piled body to increase a strength of the piled body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160209780

Tubular body, tubular body unit, and intermediate transfer body for image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus, and method for manufacturing tubular body

A tubular body for an image forming apparatus is formed by subjecting a tubular member containing a thermoplastic resin to thermal processing. The thermal processing is performed so that at least one edge of the tubular member is thermally melted and then cured in at least a portion of the edge in a peripheral direction.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160209779

Recovery device and image forming apparatus for recovering liquid developer and passing the liquid developer through a porous section

Provided is a recovery device including a recovery mechanism that recovers a liquid developer from a holding member which revolves while holding the liquid developer, the liquid developer being not delivered from the holding member to a delivery target member and remains on the holding member, a reception section that receives the liquid developer which the recovery mechanism recovers, an addition member that adds a diluent, which reduces a toner concentration of the liquid developer, to the liquid developer that the reception section receives, a porous section through which the liquid developer passes, and a transport member that moves to transport the liquid developer which the reception section receives to the porous section, and causes the liquid developer to pass through the porous section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160209776

Developer collection container and image forming apparatus

A developer collection container includes a connecting part removably connected to a discharge structure by moving relative to the discharge structure, the connecting part having a receiving opening to receive developer discharged from a discharge opening of the discharge structure, a storage part for storing the discharged developer, an opening and closing member provided in an area of the connecting part where the receiving opening is provided, the opening and closing member moving parallel to the area in conjunction with relative movement of the connecting part for displacement between close and open positions to close and open the receiving opening and having a covering part, and a sealing member provided around the receiving opening in the area, the sealing member sealing a gap formed between the covering part and the area and sealing at least a gap formed between the surrounding part of the discharge opening and the area.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160209768

Toner set for electrostatic image development, developer set for electrostatic image development, process cartridge set, image forming apparatus, and image forming method

A toner set for electrostatic image development includes a cyan toner, a magenta toner, and a yellow toner, wherein the vicat softening temperatures of the toners are respectively in the range of from about 30° c. To about 60° c., and among the toners, the difference between the vicat softening temperature of the toner having the highest vicat softening temperature and the vicat softening temperature of the toner having the lowest vicat softening temperature is from about 1° c. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160208092

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a polystyrene resin; a polyethylene terephthalate resin; and a glycidyl group-containing polyethylene graft copolymer, wherein a content of the polystyrene resin is from 10% by weight to 40% by weight and a content of the polyethylene terephthalate resin is from 60% by weight to 90% by weight, with respect to a total amount of the polystyrene resin and the polyethylene terephthalate resin, a content of the glycidyl group-containing polyethylene graft copolymer is from 3% by weight to 20% by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of a total amount of the polystyrene resin and the polyethylene terephthalate resin, and the glycidyl group-containing polyethylene graft copolymer is a copolymer obtained by graft-polymerizing a polymerizable vinyl monomer to a main chain of a polyethylene copolymer constituted with a glycidyl group-containing (meth)acrylic acid ester unit and an ethylene unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160207310

Part design geometry for stenciling epoxies through orifices in film adhesive

An apparatus has a first structure, an adhesive layer having a first height adhered to the first structure, the adhesive layer having an array of openings, the adhesive layer having a region adjacent each opening having a height less than a first height. A print head has a stack of plates forming a jet stack, the jet stack having a nozzle plate with an array of nozzles, an array of transducers in contact with the jet stack opposite the nozzle plate, an adhesive layer having a first height adhered to the array of transducers, the adhesive layer having openings adjacent the transducers and regions adjacent the openings having a height less than the first height, and a conductive material in the openings of the adhesive layer in contact with the transducers.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160207230

Method for manufacturing endless belt

Provided is a method for manufacturing an endless belt, including forming a coating film on an outer circumferential surface of a cylindrical or columnar core body such that a film thickness of at least a portion of a non-product portion of an endless belt on a coating starting side of a resin solution is 30% or less of a film thickness of a product portion while the resin solution is discharged with respect to the outer circumferential surface of the core body from a solution discharging unit to coat the outer circumferential surface of the core body, heating and curing the coating film formed on the outer circumferential surface of the core body to obtain an endless belt, separating the endless belt formed in the heating from the core body, and cutting a non-product portion in both end portions of the endless belt separated from the core body.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160207039

Method for making hydrophobic barriers requiring uv-light treatment

Provided is a method of patterning a substrate. The method includes depositing, in a first predetermined pattern, hydrophobic material on a first surface of a hydrophilic substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160207038

Method for making hydrophobic barriers in paper

Provided is a method of patterning a substrate. The method includes depositing, in a first predetermined pattern, hydrophobic material on a first surface of a hydrophilic substrate. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205270

Document production system having automatic adjustment of content to fit the printable area of a pre-printed media

A document production system having the capability of determining the printable area of a pre-printed media using a copy of the pre-printed media as a template which is scanned and analyzed. The content of the document to be printed is adjusted to fit the printable areas by either scaling or cropping.. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160203566

System and method for labeling messages from customer-agent interactions on social media to identify an issue and a response

A system, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for labeling a plurality of messages from a customer-agent interaction on a social media service to identify an issue and a response are disclosed. For example, the system includes a conversation interface, a conversation database coupled to the conversation interface, a conversation analysis server coupled to the conversation database and a conversation knowledge repository coupled to the conversation analysis server. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160203527

Authentication system and method to improve trust in public reviews

A method for authentication of user reviews includes providing a user certificate to a user's mobile device. A transaction log is received from the mobile device. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160203380

Annotation free license plate recognition method and system

Methods and systems for recognizing a license plate character. Synthetic license plate character images are generated for a target jurisdiction. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160203363

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

An information processing apparatus includes a recognition unit. The recognition unit has image recognition methods of plural types. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160203218

Apparatus and method for developing complex queries of social media sources

An apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for developing a query on a social media service are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a processor and a computer readable medium storing a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations for developing the query on the social media service. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160203209

Joint approach to feature and document labeling

Documents of a set of documents are represented by bag-of-words (bow) vectors. L labeled topics are provided, each labeled with a word list comprising words of a vocabulary that are representative of the labeled topic and possibly a list of relevant documents. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202626

Liquid developer, developer cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A liquid developer contains a carrier liquid and a toner particle which contains a binder resin, wherein the toner particles have a content of aluminum measured by fluorescent x-ray analysis in a range of from 0.04% by weight to 0.1% by weight of total elements.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202622

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes: first particles containing a brilliant pigment; and second particles not containing a brilliant pigment, wherein 80% by number or greater of the first particles has a circularity in a range of from 0.850 to 0.940, and 80% by number or greater of the second particles has a circularity of 0.950 or greater.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160202202

Sensors incorporating palladium electrodes

A ph sensor contains a potentiometric sensing electrode made of palladium. An optional metal oxide layer may be coated on the palladium electrode to enhance sensitivity. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160200931

Nanosilver ink compositions comprising polystyrene additives

A nanosilver ink composition including silver nanoparticles; polystyrene; and an ink vehicle. A process for preparing a nanosilver ink composition comprising combining silver nanoparticles; polystyrene; and an ink vehicle. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160200927

Solder mask compositions for aerosol jet printing

A solder mask ink for aerosol jet printing includes a metal oxide and a propylene glycol-based solvent; the solder mask ink has a viscosity from about 50 cps to about 1,000 cps at shear rate of 10 1/s at 25° c., and a shear thinning index from about 1.0 to about 2.0.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160200879

Solvent-free emulsification of high viscosity resin

A solvent-free emulsification process for making a latex where a high viscosity resin is prepared under pressure is described.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160200544

Collation system with retracting guides

A system for collating a plurality of media including a first bin, a second bin arranged adjacent to the first bin, a collated stack receiver arranged proximate the second bin opposite the first bin, first, second and third guides, the first and second guides positioned on opposing sides of the first bin, and the second and third guides positioned on opposing sides of the second bin, and a pusher. When the first, second and third guides are positioned in non-retracted locations, a first set of the plurality of media is deposited in the first bin and a second set of the plurality of media is deposited in the second bin. ... Xerox Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160198965

Selecting a region of interest for extracting physiological parameters from a video of a subject

What is disclosed is a system and method for selecting a region of interest for extracting physiological parameters from a video of a subject. In one embodiment the present method involves performing the following. ... Xerox Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160196464

Detection control device, detection system, non-transitory storage medium, and detection control method

. . A detection control device includes a detection target image acquiring unit that acquires an imaged image resulting from imaging a specimen that is to be subjected to the detection of the target cell, a processing target region setting unit that sets a plurality of processing target regions in the imaged image, a processing target region distributing unit that distributes, in accordance with a distribution amount of data to each of a plurality of processing devices that detect the target cell in an image region, the plurality of processing target regions to the plurality of processing devices, and a detection result acquiring unit that acquires, from each of the plurality of processing devices, a result of a process of detecting the target cell in the processing target regions distributed to the respective plurality of processing devices.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160196288

Information processing apparatus, storage medium, and information processing method

An information processing apparatus includes: a comparison unit that compares first access information having a graph structure indicating a predetermined access policy and second access information having a graph structure indicating an access request for access to an object by a user; and a conversion unit that performs an inference on mismatched items using an ontology of the first access information and the second access information and time-limited rules in a case where some of items in the first access information and items in the second access information do not match each other as a result of the comparison made by the comparison unit to convert such items into matching items.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160195840

Lens, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a lens including a curved surface including a top portion at one end of the lens, wherein a groove is formed on the curved surface, and wherein light incident to the curved surface is concentrated on the other end of the lens.. . ... Xerox Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160193831

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

07/07/16 / #20160193578

Method and system for magnetic actuated mixing

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

06/16/16 / #20160173771

High-resolution imaging devices using low-resolution sensors and compressive sensing exploiting joint sparsity

A method and system for reconstructing an image of a scene comprises configuring a digital light modulator according to a spatially varying pattern. Light energy associated with the scene and incident on the spatially varying pattern is collected and optically focused on the photodetectors. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160173690

Spectral diagnostic engine for customer support call center

A collective matrix is constructed, having a diagnostic sessions dimension and a diagnostic state descriptors dimension. The diagnostic state descriptors dimension includes a plurality of symptom fields, a plurality of root cause fields, and a plurality of solution fields. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160173562

Service processing system and service processing method

In a case where a service for performing specified processings of document data as one job is processed in a cooperative manner on a network, a service processing state is exhibited in a proper notice form in each job unit and in each processing unit in the job, so that the processing state can be properly recognized from the viewpoint of accounting, security and privacy.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160172203

Method for manufacturing semiconductor chip and method for positioning cutting member

Provided is a method for manufacturing a semiconductor chip including forming a groove on a front surface side along a cut area of a substrate, and a concave portion deeper than the groove on the front surface side as a positioning mark for a cutting member that performs cutting from a back surface of the substrate along the groove on the front surface side, thinning the substrate so as to reach the concave portion and not reach the groove on the front surface side, in the back surface of the substrate, positioning the cutting member from the back surface of the substrate by using the concave portion exposed on the back surface of the substrate as the positioning mark, and performing cutting from the back surface side of the substrate toward the groove on the front surface side of the substrate by using the positioned cutting member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171882

Origin-destination estimation system for a transportation system

To determine origin-destination (od) data for a transportation system, a processor may receiving passenger statistics collected from a set of data collection devices deployed throughout the transportation system. The processor developing a model representing passenger usage of a portion of the transportation system. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171404

System and method for staffing employees on a project

According to embodiments illustrated herein, there is provided a method for staffing one or more employees on a project. The method includes selecting a first set of employees from the one or more employees for a skill required to process the project, based on at least a first score and a second score. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171386

Category and term polarity mutual annotation for aspect-based sentiment analysis

Systems and methods for aspect-based opinion mining including identifying the polarity (e.g., positive, negative, etc.) of different features of a product or a service as expressed in a text. This general task can be divided into four sub-tasks: identifying the aspect terms, classifying them into one of a set of predefined aspect categories, and identifying the polarity of the aspects terms and the aspect categories. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171334

Identifying user marks using patterned lines on pre-printed forms

Methods, devices, and systems replace solid lines of user-fillable areas of a print job with patterned lines and then print the print job with the patterned lines to print user-fillable pre-printed forms, using a printing device. These methods, devices, and systems also scan at least one of the user-fillable pre-printed forms having user markings to produce a scan, using an optical scanner. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160171328

Methods and systems for vehicle tag number recognition

Methods and systems for tag recognition in captured images. A candidate region can be localized from regions of interest with respect to a tag and a tag number shown in the regions of interest within a side image of a vehicle. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170694

Personal print server

A mobile device has a user interface, a processor, a storage, a network communication interface, a local communication interface, instructions stored in the storage that, when executed by the processor, allow the device to receive and store digital content through one of the communication interfaces, identify the digital content for queueing for printing, based upon an input received through the user interface, queueing the digital content for printing with associated printing parameters, and broadcasting a request for a printer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170690

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

A print control apparatus includes a print instruction unit that instructs a printer to print print data on a medium, and a resume instruction unit that, in response to an interruption occurring in a printing operation after the printer has printed a first portion of the print data onto the medium, instructs the printer to start resuming the printing operation subsequent to a clearance of the interruption with the printing operation of a third portion of the print data subsequent to a second portion onto the medium if a predetermined condition to validate the printing operation of the second portion of the print data subsequent to the first portion is satisfied.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170689

Selectively settable message routing system for job status on a multifunction device

Method and systems are disclosed for enabling a selectively settable message routing system for communicating a job message associated with an assigned job on a multifunction device to the device administrator. The system includes an administrator profile including a plurality of addressable message receiving devices for selective contact of the administrator to communicate the job message. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170347

Fixing device

Provided is a fixing device including an endless belt that rotates around an axis, and transmits light, a lens that includes a curved surface having a top portion closest to an inner peripheral surface of the belt formed at one end when viewed in the axial direction, and concentrates light incident on the curved surface on a fixed object, and a light source that allows the light concentrated on the fixed object to be incident on a portion of the belt, which is different from a portion facing the top portion and has an amplitude smaller than an amplitude of the portion facing the top portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170334

Image forming apparatus having transfer and fixing parts with different widths

An image forming apparatus includes a toner-image forming part that forms a toner image; a first transfer part that transfers the toner image to an intermediate transfer body; a second transfer part that contacts a back surface of a recording medium to transfer the toner image on the intermediate transfer body to the recording medium; and a fixing part including a fixing member that is heated to fix the toner image to the recording medium and a pressure member that transports the recording medium in cooperation with the fixing member by pinching the recording medium therebetween. The maximum width, in the axial direction, of the second transfer part in which it is capable of transferring the toner image to the recording medium is larger than the maximum width, in the axial direction, of the fixing member in which it is capable of fixing the toner image to the recording medium.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170331

Spacing device and image forming apparatus

A spacing device includes a spacing member that spaces first and second rotating bodies having first and second shaft portions, respectively, apart from each other. The spacing member is provided on the second shaft portion and includes a supporting portion that supports the first rotating body; and an opening through which the second shaft portion extends and including an idling portion that allows a hook part of the second shaft portion to rotate idle, and a catching portion that catches the hook part. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160170305

Imaging system with electrophotographic patterning of an image definition material and methods therefor

A system comprises an electrophotographic subsystem, a transfer subsystem, an imaging member, and an inking subsystem. The electrophotographic subsystem comprises a photoreceptor, a charging subsystem, an exposure subsystem, and a development subsystem. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160168404

Phase change ink for ophthalmic lens marking

A phase change ink composition for printing on ophthalmic lenses including a straight chain hydrocarbon wax and a branched hydrocarbon wax; an amide, wherein the amide is present in an amount of greater than about 25 percent by weight based on the total weight of the ink composition; a rosin ester; and a colorant. A phase change ink composition for printing on ophthalmic lenses including a straight chain hydrocarbon wax and a branched hydrocarbon wax; an amide, wherein the amide comprises a combination of at least two members of the group consisting of monoamide, triamide, and tetra-amide; a rosin ester; and a colorant. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160168403

Water dispersible phase change ink suitable for use as a photo-mask

A water dispersible phase change ink composition including a hydrophilic wax having at least one ethoxyl moiety; a low viscosity wax having at least one hydroxyl group, wherein the low viscosity wax is miscible with the hydrophilic wax; an optional stabilizer; and a colorant, wherein the colorant is selected to absorb light in a region that one wants to block. An ink jet printer stick or pellet comprising the water dispersible phase change ink composition. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160168402

Water cleanable phase change ink for ophthalmic lens marking

A water dispersible phase change ink composition for printing on ophthalmic lenses including a hydrophilic wax having at least one ethoxyl moiety; a low viscosity wax having at least one hydroxyl group, wherein the low viscosity wax is miscible with the hydrophilic wax; an optional stabilizer; and a colorant. A ink jet printer stick or pellet comprising the water dispersible phase change ink composition.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160168337

Latex preparation using an agitated reactor column

A process for making a latex by phase inversion emulsification in an agitated reactor column is described.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160167413

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

An image forming apparatus includes: plural recording elements that are arrayed along a crossing direction; a reading unit that sequentially reads an image formed on a recording medium; a forming unit that drives the recording elements that are continuously arrayed along the crossing direction so as to form at least one reference image on the recording medium, and then makes timings for driving the recording elements continuously arrayed in the crossing direction different from each other so as to form detection images on the recording medium; and a detection unit that detects the recording element in an abnormal state by changing a size of at least one of a threshold value and a detected value based on the detection image read by the reading unit when the recording element in the abnormal state is detected using the detected value and the threshold value.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160167398

Drying device, image forming apparatus and computer readable medium

A drying device includes: a drying unit that includes a laser light source group in which a plurality of laser light sources are arranged two-dimensionally and that dries ink placed on a recording medium as a result of ejecting of ink droplets from an ejecting unit by irradiating the ink with laser light; a control unit that divides the laser light source group into unit-of-control laser light source groups that are arranged in a crossing direction that crosses a feeding direction of the recording medium and each of which has, as a unit of control, a plurality of laser light sources arranged in the feeding direction of the recording medium, and controls the drying unit using laser light irradiation profiles that are set for the respective unit-of-control laser light source groups; and a setting unit as defined herein.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160167391

Ink level sensor formed with an array of self-sensing piezoelectric transducers

A fluid level sensor is configured for identifying a fluid level in a small volume reservoir, such as a fluid reservoir in an ejector head. The reservoir includes a plurality of vertically arranged chambers. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160167381

System and method for imaging in an aqueous inkjet printer

A printer includes a surface preparatory material remover. The remover is configured with a pad mounted to a roller to engage selectively the surface preparatory material on a surface of a rotating member to remove a portion of the surface preparatory material outside of an area where an ink image is formed to reduce the adhesion of media to the rotating member surface as the media exits a nip in which the ink image is transferred to the media.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160167377

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

06/16/16 / #20160167362

Printing apparatus, printing method, and manufacturing method of printed matter

Provided is a printing apparatus including a positioning unit that positions a print object, a printing unit that prints a predetermined print image on the print object after elapse of a predetermined standby time since the print object is positioned by the positioning unit, and a controller that adjusts the standby time depending on quality of the print image printed on the print object by the printing unit, and controls the printing unit so as to print the print image on a subsequent print object after the elapse of the adjusted standby time.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160167298

System and method for missing ejector correction in three-dimensional object printing by waveform adjustment

A method for compensating for inoperative ejectors in a three-dimensional object printer has been developed. A printer detects an inoperative ejector in a printhead. ... Xerox Corporation

06/16/16 / #20160167297

System and method for protection of printed images formed on surfaces of three-dimensional printed objects

A method of forming a three-dimensional printed object having a printed surface image includes ejecting drops of a build material to form the three-dimensional printed object from a plurality of layers of build material on a support member and applying a leveler to a surface of each layer of the build material. The method further includes ejecting drops of a marking agent on a surface of the three-dimensional printed object to form a printed image, ejecting drops of a transparent material over the printed image to form a layer of transparent material over the printed image, and applying the leveler to a surface of the layer of transparent material but not to the printed image.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160165093

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes an image display unit, an area specifying unit, an area display unit, a reference specifying unit, and a reference display unit. The image display unit displays a first image and a second image. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160165085

Information processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

An information processing apparatus includes a first central processing unit, a second central processing unit, and a returning unit. The first central processing unit has a normal operating state and a power-saving state in which power consumption is lower than in the normal operating state. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160165082

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

06/09/16 / #20160163196

System and method for aiding on-street parking occupancy detection from a moving device

Systems and methods for aiding on-street parking occupancy detection from a moving device, such as, for example, an automotive vehicle, a bicycle, etc. An optimized route(s) can be pre-selected for scheduling the moving device from one street block to another. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160163061

Methods and systems to adaptively detect object borders from electronic device images

A method of automatically identifying a border in a captured image may include capturing an image of a target by an image sensor of an electronic device, and, by one or more processors, processing the image to automatically detect a border of the target in the image by applying an automatic border detection method to the image. The method may include presenting the image of the target to a user via a display of the electronic device so that the presented image comprises a visual depiction of the detected border, receiving an adjustment of the border from the user, determining whether to update the default parameters based on the received adjustment, in response to determining to update the default parameters, determining one or more updated parameters for the automatic border detection method that are based on, at least in part, the received adjustment, and saving the updated parameters.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162848

System and method of enabling third party entitlements for enterprise partners based on customer printing behaviors

A customer workstation with a device discovery tool is connected to a network. The device discovery tool obtains identifying information about document-processing devices connected to the network. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162823

Methods and systems for regulating service layer agreements for multiple cloud service requests

Methods and systems are disclosed for providing cloud services to multiple customers in a cloud. One embodiment includes receiving a number of requests for the cloud services from the multiple customers simultaneously or substantially simultaneously; prioritizing the requests based on a probability distribution of actually deploying a service, a budget of the customers, and an expected demand of the requested service based on the probability distribution; generating a number of cloud configurations along with a number of service level agreements (slas) for the customers based on prioritization of the requests, a class & past behavior of the customers, and a current demand of the cloud services, the slas of the customers include differentiated price offering; recommending the cloud configurations and the slas to the customers; allowing the customers to negotiate terms of the slas; and providing the cloud services based on the negotiated slas to the customers.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162816

Human task monitoring and contextual analysis for domain-specific business processes

A computer-implemented business process monitoring system includes a set of concept probes. Each concept probe is communicatively connected to a monitoring component of an associated business process management (bpm) infrastructure. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162804

Multi-task conditional random field models for sequence labeling

Embodiments of a computer-implemented method for automatically analyzing a conversational sequence between multiple users are disclosed. The method includes receiving signals corresponding to a training dataset including multiple conversational sequences; extracting a feature from the training dataset based on predefined feature categories; formulating multiple tasks for being learned from the training dataset based on the extracted feature, each task related to a predefined label; and providing a model for each formulated task, the model including a set of parameters common to the tasks. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162761

Method and system for ocr-free vehicle identification number localization

Methods and systems for localizing numbers and characters in captured images. A side image of a vehicle captured by one or more cameras can be preprocessed to determine a region of interest. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162751

User characteristic prediction using images posted in online social networks

Methods and systems provide electronic instructions to a non-transitory electronic storage hardware device to record images uploaded by a user over a computerized network to a social networking site, and to record categories of network site locations to which the images are uploaded by the user. These methods and systems also provide electronic instructions to a computerized electronic image processor hardware device to analyze features within the images to identify content of each of the images, and to determine the user characteristics based on the categories of network site locations to which the images are uploaded by the user and on the content of the images uploaded by the user. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162732

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes: an arrangement unit that arranges documents within a multidimensional space in accordance with features of the documents; a clipping unit that clips a region in which the documents are distributed, from the multidimensional space in which the documents are arranged by the arrangement unit; an extraction unit that extracts a vector indicating a closed curved surface which is the region clipped by the clipping unit; and a retrieval unit that retrieves information corresponding to the vector extracted by the extraction unit, from a storage unit that stores the vector in the multidimensional space in association with information indicating meaning of the vector.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162515

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 managing process. The managing process includes determining a location of a photo-shooting target based on photo-shooting information of image information, the image information being generated by capturing the photo-shooting target, and associating at least one shop with the captured image, with reference to location information of plural shops that has been registered in advance.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162474

Methods and systems for automatic analysis of conversations between customer care agents and customers

The technical solution under the present disclosure automatically analyzes conversations between users by receiving a training dataset having a text sequence including sentences of a conversation between the users; extracting feature(s) from the training dataset based on features; providing equation(s) for a plurality of tasks, the equation(s) being a mathematical function for calculating value of a parameter for each of the tasks based on the extracted feature; determining value of the parameter for tasks by processing the equation(s); assigning label(s) to each of the sentences based on the determined value of the parameter, a first label being selected from a plurality of first labels, and a second label being selected from a number of second labels; and storing and maintaining with the database a pre-defined value of the parameter, first labels, conversations, second labels, a test dataset, equation(s), and pre-defined features.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162232

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

An information processing system has a terminal apparatus, an information processor, and an image processor connected to one another. The information processor includes first and second virtual machines, a first receiving unit receiving a connection request from the image processor, a first forwarding unit forwarding the connection request to the first machine, a second receiving unit receiving another connection request from the terminal apparatus, and a second forwarding unit forwarding the another connection request to the second machine. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160162003

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

An information processing apparatus includes transmitting/receiving sections, response processing sections, a determining section, and a controller. The transmitting/receiving sections transmit and receive data. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161912

Connector, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

A connector includes a first connector member and a second connector member. The first connector member retains an integrated circuit having multiple first electrodes in a secured state and is externally contactable with the multiple first electrodes. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161886

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 on 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 removed using the removing device by making the liquid developer pass through a contact section of two members at least one of which rotates and that have different velocities from each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160161873

Styrene/acrylate and polyester hybrid toner

The present disclosure describes toner particles that have polyester resin and styrene/acrylate resin in the core.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160160046

Crystalline latex production

A process for making a crystalline latex suitable for use in a toner by phase inversion emulsification (pie) where the liquid reagents, such as, organic solvent(s), neutralizing agent and water, are reused from a prior pie.. . ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160159120

System and method for lead edge release coating for improved media stripping in an aqueous inkjet printer

An inkjet printer is configured to apply a coating material to the lead edge of an imaging surface after an ink image is formed on the surface. A controller determines the amount and location of coating material applied to the lead edge based on the stiffness or thickness of the media printed on, and based on image content.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160159117

Sheet height sensor using movable and stationary mirrors

Apparatuses include a conveyor moving in a processing direction, a print head positioned adjacent the conveyor, a light source positioned adjacent a first side of the conveyor, a movable mirror positioned adjacent a second side of the conveyor, that is across the conveyor from the first side of the conveyor, a fixed mirror positioned adjacent the first side of the conveyor (the fixed mirror is between the light source and the print head), and a light sensor position adjacent the second side of the conveyor. The light sensor is between the movable mirror and the print head. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160159092

Printhead configured for use with high viscosity materials

A printer includes a printhead configured to eject high viscosity material and refill a reservoir in the printhead with high viscosity material. The printhead includes a transducer having an electroactive element and a member to which the electroactive element is mounted. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160159091

Wafer level fabrication and bonding of membranes for electrostatic printheads

A method for forming a plurality of electrostatic actuator membranes for an electrostatically actuated ink jet printhead. The method can include forming a blanket actuator membrane layer on an etch stop layer, where the etch stop layer is interposed between the blanket membrane layer and a handle layer such as a semiconductor wafer. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160159084

Coating for aqueous inkjet transfer

An aqueous ink transfer process includes coating the surface of an image transfer member (itm) with a coating composition to a first thickness, the coating composition including a hydrophilic composition and a surfactant, partially drying the coating composition to reduce its thickness and then applying aqueous ink onto the coating composition. The coating composition in the vicinity of the applied ink swells by absorbing water from the ink, and can further exhibit reduced adherence to the itm. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160158818

Ejector head cleaning cart for three-dimensional object printing systems

A cleaning cart for a three-dimensional object printing system wipes an ejector head to remove debris from the ejector head. The cleaning cart includes a platform having a plurality of bearings configured to move the platform on rails of the printing system. ... Xerox Corporation

06/09/16 / #20160157776

Wearable device for stress assessment and management and method of its use

Systems and methods for assessing and managing stress of a user is provided. The system includes a wearable device that can be worn by the user; the wearable device include a sensing device for generating at least one time-series signal by continuous sensing of light intensity of light signals. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156797

Information processing apparatus

An information processing apparatus includes a first processing unit, a second processing unit, a response processing unit, and a selection unit. The first and second processing units perform, in a first state, a predetermined process on data received via first and second communication interfaces respectively and do not perform the process in a second state. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160156779

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

06/02/16 / #20160155328

Video based method and system for automated side-by-side drive thru load balancing

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for directing a vehicle in a side-by-side drive-thru are disclosed. For example, the method receives one or more video images of a side-by-side drive-thru comprising two or more lanes, detects a vehicle approaching an entrance of the side-by-side drive-thru, calculating an estimated order time for the vehicle and directs the vehicle to one of the two or more lanes based on the estimated order time for the vehicle or a previously estimated order time of each one of the a plurality of vehicles already in the first lane and the second lane of the drive-thru.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155083

Delivery management system, image forming apparatus, image acquisition apparatus, delivery management apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and delivery management method

A delivery management system includes a first image acquisition unit, a delivery information acquisition unit, an identification information acquisition unit, and a memory. The first image acquisition unit acquires, at an origin, an image of a delivery item to be delivered to a destination. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155080

Apparatus and method for call center service level prediction and action

An apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for predicting a service level of a call center are disclosed. The method performs operations for predicting a service level of a call center. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155020

Adapted vocabularies for matching image signatures with fisher vectors

A method includes adapting the universal generative model of local descriptors to a first camera to obtain a first camera-dependent generative model. The same universal generative model is also adapted to a second camera to obtain a second camera-dependent generative model. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155011

System and method for product identification

A system and method for object instance localization in an image are disclosed. In the method, keypoints are detected in a target image and candidate regions are detected by matching the detected keypoints to keypoints detected in a set of reference images. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160154450

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

An information processing apparatus includes transmitting-receiving units, response processing units, and a switching unit. The transmitting-receiving units transmit data to and receive data from networks. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160154330

Image forming sheet for electrophotography

Provided is an image forming sheet for electrophotography, in which the generation of blister is suppressed. The image forming sheet for electrophotography includes a substrate 110 and an image receiving layer having a pigment 122 coated on the substrate, particles 124 interspersed among the pigments 122, and a binding resin, a volume average particle diameter of the particles being larger than a thickness of a portion of the image receiving layer where the particles do not exist.. ... Xerox Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160154327

Charge transport layer for imaging device

Described herein is a photoreceptor having a substrate, a charge generating layer, a charge transport layer. The charge transport layer includes a polycarbonate-polyester copolymer binder and at least one charge transport material.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160150100

Image forming apparatus, communication monitoring system, and communication monitoring circuit

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a controller including a master unit and a slave unit, and a serial communication line connecting the master unit and the slave unit and used in serial communication. The master unit includes an arithmetic module that generates first serial data to be transmitted to the slave unit to monitor serial communication, and monitors whether the first serial data has been successfully received in accordance with second serial data received from the slave unit. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160148245

Methods and systems for crowdsourcing tasks

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for crowdsourcing a task. The method includes presenting one or more advertisements to a worker along with said task. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160148168

System and method for task distribution in crowdsourcing

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for distributing crowdsourcing tasks. The method includes receiving a handshake request, by a host device from a client device, at least for accessing one or more first crowdsourcing tasks, such that the client device has sporadic internet connectivity. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160148076

Method and system for automating an image rejection process

Systems and methods for automating an image rejection process. Features including texture, spatial structure, and image quality characteristics can be extracted from one or more images to train a classifier. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160148058

Traffic violation detection

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

05/26/16 / #20160147192

Cleaning member and image forming apparatus

A cleaning member includes a base member comprised of a first material that has a peak temperature of tan δ less than approximately zero degrees celsius and a contact portion comprised of a second material that has a higher hardness than the first material and a tear strength of approximately 49 kilonewtons per meter or higher, the contact portion contacting an image carrier and cleaning the image carrier.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160147191

Rotor bearing member, photoconductor unit including the same, and image forming apparatus

A rotor bearing member is attached to a support body. The support body includes a guide section that supports a first member and a second member such that the first member and the second member are movable toward a rotor. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160147165

Neutralizing agents for resin emulsions

Incorporation of organic amines as neutralization agents in based phase inversion emulsification (pie) processes to provide emulsification of high molecular amorphous and high molecular branch amorphous polyester resins, which are traditionally difficult to emulsify. The organic amines facilitate emulsification of these resins to achieve desired particle size with a narrow size distribution.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160147001

Light pipe led illuminator for illuminating an image bearing surface

An illumination apparatus for illuminating an image bearing surface, comprising including an end-coupled illuminator comprising a light pipe having a first end face, a lateral surface and an illuminator longitudinal axis, a first light source (e.g., an led) arranged to emit first light into the light pipe through the first end face, and a plurality of extractors disposed at selected locations along the illuminator longitudinal axis each adapted to deflect a corresponding portion of the first light from the light pipe though the lateral surface. The apparatus also includes a diffuser positioned to receive the portions of the first light and diffuse the portions of the first light in the direction of the illuminator longitudinal axis. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160145469

Fluorosilicone oleophobic low adhesion anti-wetting coating

An inkjet printhead includes a front face having a polymer coating, the polymer coating including an oleophobic grafted polymer having a crosslinked fluoroelastomer and a perfluorinated fluorosilicone grafted to the crosslinked fluoroelastomer. The polymer coating has an ink contact angle of at least about 45 degrees and an ink slide angle of less than about 35 degrees.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160143596

Assessing patient risk of an acute hypotensive episode with vital measurements

What is disclosed is a system and method for assessing patient risk for an occurrence of an acute hypotensive episode within the timeframe of a prospective prediction window using multiple vitals to improve predictive accuracy. In one embodiment, the present method involves the following. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142727

System and method for achieving computationally efficient motion estimation in video compression based on motion direction and magnitude prediction

. . Block-based motion estimation of video compression estimates the direction and magnitude of motion of objects in the scene in a computationally efficient manner and accurately predicts the optimal search direction/neighborhood location for motion vectors, a system can include a motion detection module that detects apparent motion in the scene, a motion direction and magnitude prediction module that estimates the direction and magnitude of motion of the objects detected to he in motion by the motion detection module, and a block-based, motion estimation module that performs searches in reduced neighborhoods of the target block according to the estimated motion by the motion direction and magnitude prediction module and only for the blocks determined to be in motion by the motion detection module. The invention is particularly well suited for stationary traffic cameras that monitor roads and highways for traffic law enforcement purposes.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142573

Image reading device and image forming device

An image reading device includes: a transport path; a reading member that reads an image of a document at a reading position on the transport path, and that includes a light source movable with respect to the reading position in a sub scanning direction which extends along a document transport direction and being capable of reading at positions in the vertical scanning direction; a reflecting member that has a reflecting surface that faces the reading member; a movement controller that controls the reading member so as to move the light source with respect to the reading position before the document is transported to the reading position when the reading member reads the image; a dust determination unit that determines presence of dust; and an announcement member that announces presence of dust to a user when dust is present.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142572

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a sheet accommodating portion that is attachable to and removable from an apparatus body and that is capable of accommodating a sheet therein; a detecting part that detects the presence/absence of a sheet in the sheet accommodating portion; a fixing part that fixes the status of detection by the detecting part to a sheet absent state when the sheet accommodating portion is not attached to the apparatus body; an informing part that informs a user of the status of the apparatus; and a control part that causes the informing part to inform the user of the possibility of a sheet left in the apparatus when the status of detection by the detecting part changes from a sheet present state to the sheet absent state during standby when printing is not performed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142570

Recording-medium transporting and reading apparatus

A recording-medium transporting and reading apparatus includes a reading member that has a reading portion for reading an image; a first transport-path forming member that faces the reading member and has a first surface which forms a transport path portion for a recording medium together with the reading member; a second transport-path forming member that forms transport path portions on the same side as the first transport-path forming member and has a second surface and a third surface which form the transport path portions on the upstream side and downstream side, respectively, of the first transport-path forming member in the recording-medium transport direction; an urging member that urges the first transport-path forming member toward the reading member; and a restricting portion that restricts the movement of the first transport-path forming member so that a predetermined distance is maintained between the reading member and the first transport-path forming member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142561

Image reading apparatus

An image reading apparatus includes a reader that reads an image of a document by using plural light receiving elements arranged in a first scanning direction; a moving unit that moves the reader in a second scanning direction to move a reading position at which the reader reads the document; and an adjusting unit that moves the reader in the first scanning direction to adjust a position of the reader in the first scanning direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142406

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

An information processing apparatus includes an authenticating section, a detecting section, and a processor. The authenticating section authenticates a user. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140513

Terminal apparatus, fault report system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A terminal apparatus includes a display and an input unit. The display displays at least an input screen for displaying plural entries to be input and a browsing screen for browsing the plural entries which have already been input. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140477

Methods and systems for assigning tasks to workers

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for assigning one or more tasks to a labor channel from one or more labor channels. The method includes selecting a first labor channel from said one or more labor channels based at least on a distribution of a performance metric associated with each of said one or more labor channels. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140461

System and method for automated analytic process flows to improve health outcomes and manage healthcare costs

A system and method for automating analytic processes to improve health outcomes and manage healthcare costs. Data associated with healthcare encounters with managed care organizations (mcos) is acquired. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140395

Adaptive sampling for efficient analysis of ego-centric videos

A method, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and apparatus for adaptive sampling an ego-centric video to extract features for performing an analysis are disclosed. For example, the method captures the ego-centric video, determines a spatio-temporal location of interest within the ego-centric video, applies an adaptive sampling centered around the spatio-temporal location of interest to obtain one or more spatio-temporal patches, extracts one or more features using the one or more spatio-temporal patches and performs an analysis based on the one or more features.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140111

System and method for incrementally updating a reordering model for a statistical machine translation system

A method for updating a reordering model of a statistical machine translation system includes, at a first time, receiving new training data for retraining an existing statistical machine translation system, the new training data including at least one sentence pair, each pair including a source sentence in a source language and a target sentence in a target language. Phrase pairs are extracted from the new training data and used to generate a new reordering file. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140099

Terminal apparatus

A terminal apparatus includes: an installation-time report input display that displays an installation-time report input screen that has an item about an external environment or an internal environment of a target electronic device at the time of installation of the target electronic device; an installation-time report reception unit that receives information on the item about the external environment or the internal environment of the target electronic device; a trouble-time report input display that displays a trouble-time report input screen that has an item about an external environment or an internal environment of the target electronic device at the time of occurrence of a trouble in the target electronic device; a trouble-time report reception unit that receives information on the item about the external environment or the internal environment of the target electronic device; and a selection unit that selects the installation-time report input screen or the trouble-time report input screen.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140097

Terminal apparatus, fault report system, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A terminal apparatus includes an input unit, and a browsing unit. The input unit inputs a fault which has occurred in a target electronic apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139860

Communication system, image forming apparatus and communication method

A communication system includes: a master controller that generates a packet; and plural slave controllers that accept the packet generated by the master controller, wherein the plural slave controllers are serially connected via a serial communication line, a first slave controller of the plural slave controllers is connected to the master controller via the serial communication line, and each of the plural slave controllers, upon obtaining the packet generated by the master controller, converts a part of the packet from a serial signal into a parallel signal, and if the packet is not addressed to the slave controller itself, discards the packet or transfers the packet to a later-stage slave controller connected via the serial communication line.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139530

Conducting brush and image forming device

A conducting brush includes a substantially cylindrical insulating film base; and a conducting fiber adhering to an outer peripheral surface of the insulating film base through a conducting adhesive or a conducting adhesive medium. An outer peripheral portion where the conducting fiber adheres and at least a portion of an inner peripheral portion of the insulating film base have electrical continuity through the conducting adhesive or the conducting adhesive medium.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139526

Bio-based acrylate and (meth)acrylate resins

(meth)acrylate resins of at least one bio-based (meth)acrylate monomer, where the monomer includes a rosin or isosorbide moiety obtained from natural sources, can be used in toner, carrier coating or both.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139520

Method for making color toner

A process for making colored polyester latex by phase inversion emulsification is described.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160139518

Method to simultaneously protect a xerographic photoreceptor from light shock and provide startup lubrication at install

A removable protective coating for a photoreceptor that includes a colorant of a preselected color and a lubricant for providing initial lubrication to the photoreceptor and cleaning system blade or brush. The coating also includes a binding agent that is configured to attach the colorant and the lubricant together. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160137445

Paper tray size sensing mechanism

A media supply tray includes a bowden cable attached to side paper guides. Movement of one side guide causes the opposing side guide to move in the opposite direction. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160136971

Media height detection system for a printing apparatus

A media height detection system is used in connection with an inkjet printer. A filament is disposed above the process path and transverse to the process direction. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160136951

Jet stack to reservoir moat merge with an adhesive joint

A print head has an ink reservoir to hold ink, the reservoir having protrusions, an external manifold coupled to the ink reservoir, the ink manifold having channels on a first surface that match the protrusions, and an adhesive in the channels to contact the protrusions. A method of assembling a print head includes mounting a jet stack to a flat plate of a merge fixture, dispensing adhesive on an external manifold attached to the jet stack, placing a reservoir in the merge fixture above the external manifold such that the reservoir does not contact the adhesive, attaching an upper plate to the reservoir to set a depth, pressing the reservoir into the adhesive, and curing the adhesive.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160136607

Porous nanoparticles produced by solvent-free emulsification

Disclosed herein are porous nanoparticles having a particle size of from about 50 nm to about 2 μm and a pore diameter of from about 20 nm to about 400 nm. The porous nanoparticles include a resin composition comprising at least one polyester resin in the absence of an organic solvent, and a surfactant.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160135729

System and method for detecting cancerous tissue from a thermal image

What is disclosed is a system and method for the detection of cancerous tissue by analyzing blocks of pixels in a thermal image of a region of exposed skin tissue. In one embodiment, matrices are received which have been derived from vectors of temperature values associated with pixels in blocks of pixels which have been isolated from a plurality of thermal images of both cancerous and non-cancerous tissue. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134839

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

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for synchronous display of a document for use at a conference on multiple terminals connected via a network and for transmission and reception of media data including at least one of audio data and video data. The process includes, in accordance with whether or not each of multiple users has a right to access a document selected by a first user on a first terminal, controlling content for display on multiple terminals used by the multiple users, and controlling transmission and reception of the media data between the first terminal and each of the multiple terminals.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134783

Lab value conversion based on private tag

Lab value conversion based on a provide tag is disclosed. A determination may be made that spot processing is enabled. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134670

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

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for displaying parts of display screens in synchronization across multiple terminals connected via a network. The process includes receiving connection requests from the terminals, granting to one of the terminals having transmitted the connection request an operation right to operate on materials that are displayed in synchronization, and notifying the terminals, other than the terminal that has been granted the operation right from among the terminals having transmitted the connection requests, of material information of the materials displayed on the terminal and operation information indicating contents of an operation performed on the materials.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134485

Bandwidth prediction apparatus, bandwidth prediction system, bandwidth prediction method and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided a bandwidth prediction apparatus. An acquisition unit is configured to acquire position information indicating a first position at which a bandwidth is to be predicted. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134429

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

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for processing a questionnaire. The process includes distributing a question at a distribution time to multiple information terminals of multiple users, the distribution time being associated with a time when an event occurs, the question being associated with the event, the users being involved in the event; accepting multiple responses to the distributed question, from the information terminals; and tabulating the responses on the basis of time differences. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134039

Wiring member, method of manufacturing the same, method of designing the same, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a wiring member including: a wiring substrate including wirings including a ground line, and a first insulating layer that covers the wirings and has an opening portion exposing at least a portion of the ground line; a conductive sheet sandwiched between a second insulating layer and a conductive bonding layer and disposed on the first insulating layer in a state where the conductive sheet is folded so that the second insulating layers faces to each other, and in which the conductive bonding layer in a portion which is not folded is electrically connected to the ground line through the opening portion; and a shielding member disposed on the wiring substrate and the conductive sheet to be bonded to the conductive bonding layer in a portion of the conductive sheet which is folded, and is electrically connected to the ground line through the folded portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160134038

Wiring member, method of manufacturing the same, method of designing the same, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a wiring member including: a wiring substrate including wirings including a ground line, and a first insulating layer that covers the wirings and has an opening portion exposing at least a portion of the ground line; a first conductive sheet sandwiched between a second insulating layer and a conductive bonding layer disposed on the first insulating layer and electrically connected to the ground line through the opening portion; a second conductive sheet including first and second electrically connectable portions to another member, the first connection portion disposed between a portion of the first conductive sheet and the wiring substrate to be electrically connected to the conductive bonding layer of the first conductive sheet; and a shielding member that is disposed to be electrically connected to the second connection portion of the second conductive sheet.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160133784

Method of manufacturing semiconductor chips

A method of manufacturing semiconductor chips includes: forming grooves on a front face side of a substrate; and forming grooves on a back face side of the substrate as defined herein, and in manufacturing conditions in which a variation range of a top section of the cutting member having a tapered tip end shape with no top face in the groove width direction changes from a range included in the groove on the front face side to a range away from the groove on the front face side as wear of the cutting member advances, the use of the cutting member is stopped before the variation range changes from the range included in the groove on the front face side to the range away from the groove on the front face side.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160133476

Fabrication method of semiconductor piece

A fabrication method of a semiconductor piece includes forming a groove that has a first groove portion, and a second groove portion which is a groove portion formed to communicate with a lower part of the first groove portion and extends toward a lower part at a steeper angle than an angle of the first groove portion, has a shape without an angle portion between the first groove portion and the second groove portion, is positioned on the front side, and is formed by dry etching; affixing a retention member including an adhesive layer to the surface in which the groove on the front side is formed; thinning the substrate from the back side of the substrate in a state in which the retention member is affixed; and removing the retention member from the surface after the thinning.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160133145

Method and apparatus for defining performance milestone track for planned process

A method of defining a performance milestone track for a planned process includes: selecting a time range relating to a repeatable process to define a set of average assessment trajectories, retrieving historical data representative of assessment data for actors in conjunction with selective assessments of the actors during performances of the repeatable process. The historical data includes an assessment parameter identifying a value for the selective assessment. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132984

Method and system for visualizing a correlation mark using an electronic device

A mobile electronic device is used to decode a printed correlation mark. The device receives an image of a printed correlation mark, identifies a decoding template, applies the template to detect hidden content within the printed correlation mark, and outputs an image of the detected hidden content on the display. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132924

Methods and systems for creating event-triggered marketing campaigns

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for creating event-triggered marketing campaigns. The method includes determining one or more events by analyzing messages of one or more users on social media platforms. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132845

Vehicular violation fine payment using portable computing device

Methods and systems read a computer readable code on a printed vehicular violation using an optical sensor of a portable computing device and access a vehicular violation database to identify a registered vehicle corresponding to data in the computer readable code. The methods and systems retrieve a vehicular violation history for the registered vehicle. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132831

System and method for human resource management

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for human resource management in an organization. A graph, representative of relationships between employees, job openings, and candidates applied for the job openings, is generated. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132827

Methods and systems for designing of tasks for crowdsourcing

According to embodiments illustrated herein, a method is provided for designing an image-analysis task. The method includes receiving one or more first target values of one or more output parameters of the image-analysis task from a requester through a gui. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132788

Methods and systems for creating a classifier capable of predicting personality type of users

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for creating a classifier for predicting a personality type of users. The method includes receiving a first tag for messages, from a crowdsourcing platform. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132752

Classifying user activities using eye fixation clustering, fixation features, and regions of interest

A computing device classifies user activities. The device receives eye tracking data for a person viewing a page having multiple contiguous regions. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132592

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

There is provided information processing apparatus. An extraction unit extracts features of a selected document from an inverted index in which documents and features of the documents are associated. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132277

Print path obfuscation method and system for document content analytics assessment

Disclosed is a method and system of differential processing a print job including one or more original documents to render an obfuscated version of the print job. According to an exemplary method, the differential process replaces letters of an original document with randomly selected characters of substantially the same size and location as the original document and objects such as images/graphics are replaced with blurred versions of substantially the same size and locations as the objects in the original document. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160130469

Anti-wetting, low adhesion coatings for aqueous ink printheads

Exemplary embodiments provide anti-wetting, low adhesion coatings for use with aqueous ink jet printheads. Exemplary embodiments directed to aqueous ink jet printheads with the anti-wetting, low adhesion coating on the front face thereof and methods for reducing drooling, wetting or adhesion on a front face of an ink jet printhead configured for ejecting aqueous ink are also described.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160130451

Sustainable materials for three-dimensional printing

A sustainable material suitable for three-dimensional printing is disclosed. The sustainable material comprises a resin derived from a bio-based diacid monomer and a bio-based glycol monomer. ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160130101

Transport device and transport system

Provided is a transport device including plural rollers that are provided on a transporting path on which a sheet is transported in a transport direction and is subjected to a process at a process position, and transport the sheet which comes into contact with surfaces of the rollers in the transport direction by rotation of the rollers, among the plural rollers, first rollers that are provided closest to the process position, among the plural rollers, second rollers that are provided closest to the first rollers on an opposite side with respect to the process position, and a driving unit that drives the first rollers and the second rollers to rotate so that a speed of a surface of the first roller is faster than a speed of a surface of the second roller at least while the sheet passes through the process position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160130097

Paper feed device

A paper feed device includes: a tray that holds at least one recording medium; a wall that has a portion in contact with a leading end, in a transport direction, of the recording medium on the tray and is disposed so as to intersect the transport direction; and a transport member that is disposed on the downstream side, in the transport direction, of the wall and transports the recording medium. The wall has an opening/closing member that is capable of being opened and closed to form an opening through which the transport member is extracted toward the tray.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127603

Security mark with anti-copyable effect

. . A document contains a security element that combines a correlation mark and pantograph mark. The pantograph mark includes a dot pattern, part of which is printed to correspond to foreground pixels of the correlation mark, and another part of which is printed to correspond to background pixels of the correlation mark.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127597

Non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided a non-transitory computer readable medium. An imaging unit captures an image. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127587

Image reading apparatus

An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit that is arranged so as to extend in one direction and that moves in a crossing direction, which crosses the one direction, to read an image of a document; a unit support that is arranged so as to extend in the crossing direction and that supports the reading unit that moves; and an end support that supports an end portion of the reading unit in a longitudinal direction, the reading unit trying to rotate around the unit support such that the end portion moves downward.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127585

Facsimile for mobile platforms

A portable computing device is connected to another device that has an optical scanner and a facsimile modem. An application on the portable computing device causes the optical scanner to scan an item and causes the separate device to transmit the electronic image of the scanned item to the portable computing device. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125768

Method and apparatus for inline adhesive signage

A process to apply pressure sensitive adhesive to cut sheet media and eliminate a separate release liner. A silicone release layer is applied (post fuser) on a top surface of the media and then uv cured. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125404

Face recognition business model and method for identifying perpetrators of atm fraud

A system and method for identifying perpetrators of atm fraud. A subscription fee is collected for defined services for collecting, processing, and analyzing facial data. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125332

Methods and systems for estimating lag times in a cloud computing infrastructure

A method of scheduling one or more virtual machines in a cloud computing infrastructure may include identifying, by a computing device, lag time data that has been collected over a period of time and that corresponds to one or more virtual machines in a cloud computing infrastructure, computing, by the computing device, a cumulative description of the identified lag time data, identifying a target performance level, determining, by the computing device, an estimated lag time that corresponds to the target performance level, and determining, by the computing device, whether to start a new virtual machine based, at least in part, on the estimated lag time.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124944

Predicting the quality of automatic translation of an entire document

A system and method predict the translation quality of a translated input document. The method includes receiving an input document pair composed of a plurality of sentence pairs, each sentence pair including a source sentence in a source language and a machine translation of the source language sentence to a target language sentence. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124770

Transportation network micro-simulation pre-emptive decomposition

In a parallel computing method performed by a parallel computing system comprising a plurality of central processing units (cpus), a main process executes. Tasks are executed in parallel with the main process on cpus not used in executing the main process. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124621

Computer-based apparatus and method for operating on data

A computer-based apparatus, including: a memory element storing computer-readable instructions and at least one first data file; and a processor configured to execute the instructions to: display a second data file included in the at least one first data file, data fields for the second data file, and icons identifying operations applicable to first data in the second data file; accept a first input selecting a data field from the data fields for the second data file; accept a second input selecting an icon from the icons; associate the icon with the data field; generate a flowchart including the icon; display the flowchart on the gui; generate second data by performing the operation for the icon on the first data; and replace the first data with the second data, or store the second data in a third data file included in the at least one first data file.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124352

Destaticizing device and image forming apparatus

A destaticizing device includes: a first destaticizing member that is disposed at a downstream side in a conveyance direction of a medium relatively to a transfer area where an image held in a surface of an image holder is transferred to the medium, the first destaticizing member being grounded and destaticizing the medium; and a second destaticizing member that is disposed adjacent to the first destaticizing member with respect to the conveyance direction of the medium, the second destaticizing member being grounded and destaticizing the medium.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124351

Intermediate transfer members

An intermediate transfer member that contains a mixture of a polyimide, an optional conductive component, and a fluoroaliphatic phosphate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124331

System and method for conventional particle rounding utilizing continuous emulsion-aggregation (ea) technology

In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a continuous process for rounding conventional toner particles includes forming a conventional toner particle slurry by mixing a dispersant and/or a liquid with dry toner particles, heating the conventional toner particle slurry to a first temperature beyond its glass transition temperature to form a coalesced toner particle slurry, quenching the coalesced toner particle slurry to a second temperature below the glass transition temperature after a residence time has elapsed, and recovering the quenched particle slurry at an outlet wherein the circularity of the conventional toner particles in the quenched toner particle slurry is from approximately 0.940 to 0.999 and the time frame for the heating, quenching and recovering steps is less than 20 minutes. An apparatus for practicing the novel continuous coalescence of toner particles, includes an inlet passage, a first heat exchanger coupled to the inlet passage, a residence time coil coupled to the first heat exchanger, a cooling device coupled to the residence time coil; and an outlet passage coupled to the cooling device.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160123748

Trip reranking for a journey planner

A method and system are disclosed for re-ranking trips from a journey planner using real traveler preferences. A trip request is received that includes an origin, a destination and a departure time. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160122549

Carbon black polymeric filler useful for printing applications

This disclosure is directed to functionalized carbon black material that may be particularly usable for as a filler material to a number of beneficial uses, particularly in image forming devices. The disclosed functionalized carbon black material compositions include hydrophobic carbon black particles passivated with polymerized pentafluorostyrene. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160122506

Preparing latex using a biosolvent

A process for making a latex emulsion, where the process involves dissolving resin in a biosolvent that hydrolyzes on exposure to water.. . ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160122500

Metal nanoparticle-sulfonated polyester composites and methods of making the same

A composite includes a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix. Methods to make these composites include heating a sulfonated polyester resin in an organic-free solvent adding a solution of silver (i) ion to the heated resin in water to form a mixture, adding a solution of a reducing agent to the mixture, thereby forming an emulsion of composite particles including a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles disposed within the sulfonated polyester matrix. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160122499

Metal nanoparticle-sulfonated polyester composites and green methods of making the same

A method includes heating a sulfonated polyester resin in an organic-free solvent adding an aqueous solution of silver (i) ion to the heated resin to form a mixture and heating the mixture to effect the reduction of silver (i) ion to silver (0) in the absence of an external reducing agent. A composite includes a sulfonated polyester matrix and a plurality of silver nanoparticles dispersed within the matrix; the composite lacks trace residual byproducts from external reducing agents.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160122145

Sheet transport device and image forming system

A sheet transport device includes first to third rotating members, a sheet position detector, and a controller. The first member transports a sheet at a first speed. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160121631

Printhead protection device for direct-to-paper continuous-feed inkjet printer

An imaging device includes a printhead and a detector configured to generate an electronic signal indicative of an increase in height in a portion of a media before such portion of the media passes the printhead. The imaging device also includes a vacuum source operable to pull the portion of the media having the increase in height away from the printhead so the media does not impact the printhead. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160121600

System and method for transfixing an aqueous ink in an image transfer system

An image transfer medium for transferring an ink image onto a substrate is provided on its surface with a layer of particles that include an aggregation treatment agent capable of crashing out colorants, latex and/or resin in the liquid ink. The particles can include a surfactant or separate particles consisting essentially of a surfactant can be mixed with particles consisting essentially of the aggregation treatment agent.. ... Xerox Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160120808

3d printing of digestible shells for medicaments

A method for producing edible medications comprises providing a three-dimensional (3d) model of the edible medication including an internal cavity sized and shaped for receipt of a medicament therein, printing an edible media to form a portion of the 3d shell corresponding to the model for introduction of the medicament, and then printing the edible media to form the remainder of the 3d shell to completely enclose the medicament within the edible media.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119540

Model-based plane-like panorama and retail applications

Methods and systems for developing shelf product location and identification layout for a retail environment. Such an approach can include a mobile base navigable throughout the retail environment, at least one camera mounted on the mobile base acquiring images of aisles, shelving, and product located on the shelving throughout the retail environment; and a computer controlling mobile base movement, tracking mobile base location and orientation, and organizing images acquired by the camera including facing information for product associated with shelving and aisles as images are acquired and input to the computer to generate plane-like panoramas representing inventory, inventory location, and layout of the retail environment.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119497

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

An information processing system includes an acquisition unit that acquires internal information of an information processing apparatus, an acquisition unit that acquires, from a user, an execution request for a process to be executed, and a process executing unit that executes the process in accordance with the execution request. In a case where the acquired internal information indicates a symptom of a malfunction occurrence in the information processing apparatus, and where the requested process is determined to affect the malfunction occurrence, the process executing unit executes a restriction process in which execution of the requested process is restricted.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160119493

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes plural image holding bodies, plural image writing devices, a movement member, and a retractor. The image holding bodies are arranged in a predetermined direction. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160118773

Surface-emitting semiconductor laser device and method for producing the same

Provided is a surface-emitting semiconductor laser device including a substrate; a semiconductor layer formed on the substrate, the semiconductor layer including a first semiconductor multilayer film of a first conductivity type, an active region, and a second semiconductor multilayer film of a second conductivity type, the first semiconductor multilayer film and the second semiconductor multilayer film forming a cavity; and an oxidation-resistant structure including a groove formed along at least a portion of an outer periphery of the semiconductor layer and an oxidation-resistant portion formed on a surface of the groove.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160118060

Methods and systems for processing a multimedia content

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for processing multimedia content. The method includes extracting one or more words from an audio stream associated with multimedia content. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117575

Image forming apparatus and printing inspection system

An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming section that forms an image on a recording medium using color material having color and transparent color material; a reading section that reads the image formed on the recording medium by the image forming section; and a reference data calculation section that calculates reference data based on read data obtained when the reading section reads a first color sample which is formed using only the color material having color by the image forming section and a second color sample which is formed using the color material having color and the transparent color material by the image forming section; and in which an image on the recording medium, which is an inspection target and is read by the reading section, is inspected by an inspection section based on the reference data calculated by the reference data calculation section.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117550

System and method for multi-view pattern matching

A method for matching a pattern to a multi-view sequence includes receiving a multi-view sequence which includes a plurality of sequences. Each sequence includes symbols drawn from a respective alphabet. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117465

Method and apparatus for calculating an overall health quality index and providing a health upside optimizing recommendation

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for method for calculating an overall health quality index (hqi) and providing a health upside optimizing recommendation are disclosed. For example, the method collects data associated with an individual from an external data source, filters the data to identify a plurality of features, divides each one of the plurality of features into one or more of six action classes, builds one or more models for each one of the six action classes, computes the overall hqi using the one or more models that are built for each one of the six action classes, identifies the health upside optimizing recommendation based on one or more important actionable features selected from the plurality of features and provides the overall hqi and the health upside optimizing recommendation to the individual.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117400

System, method and apparatus for automatic topic relevant content filtering from social media text streams using weak supervision

Presented are a system, method, and apparatus for automatic topic relevant content filtering from social media text streams using weak supervision. A computing device utilizes heuristic rules allowing topic filtering and a data stream data chunk identifier. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117387

Methods and systems for automated data characterization and extraction

A system and method for characterizing textual data by generating a first data abstraction based on a set of textual data. The first data abstraction can be presented to a user, and the user can provide instructions to make changes to the first data abstraction to generate a second data abstraction. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117325

System for mapping a set of related strings on an ontology with a global submodular function

A computer-implemented system and method provide for mapping a set of strings onto an ontology which may be represented as a graph. The method includes receiving a set of strings, each string denoting a respective object. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117178

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

A display control device includes a first memory, an operation-display unit, and a display controller. The first memory stores data of a normal screen and data of a simple screen. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117138

Systems and methods for facilitating mimic driven operations in digital imaging devices

Systems and methods for facilitating processing of at least one value of attribute(s) on a device such as an imaging device or a printing device. A method includes providing a gui including graphical format object(s) corresponding to a number of attributes on a display device associated with the device. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117136

System and method for achieving tap-to-print functionality on a mobile device

An image processing apparatus includes an image data acquiring unit that acquires image data, and a transmitting unit that, if a first destination specified as a destination of the image data by a user is not safe, transmits the image data to a second destination different from the first destination, and transmits information indicating the second destination to the first destination.. . A method of printing a document from a mobile device coupling the mobile device to a print device. The method may also include launching a tap-to-print application software on the mobile device in response to the coupling, identifying a document to be printed via the tap-to-print application, and transmitting the document to be printed to the print device by the tap-to-print application. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116922

Method and apparatus for cooling a device based on productivity of the device

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for cooling a device are disclosed. For example, the method sets at least one accumulator increment rate, an accumulator decrement rate, at least one threshold value, and an accumulator value maximum based on empirical data associated with the device, tracks an accumulator value up to the accumulator value maximum based upon productivity of the device, wherein the accumulator value is adjusted based on an integral of the at least one accumulator increment rate and the accumulator decrement rate and operates a fan of the device based upon the accumulator value rising above the threshold value or falling below the threshold value.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116885

Single blower providing cooling and air knife

Printing apparatuses include, among other components, a media path transporting sheets of print media in a process direction. A transfer station is located at a first location of the media path, and a fusing station is located at a second location of the media path (the second location is closer to the end of the media path (in the process direction) relative to the first location). ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116872

Tap for a solid resistive heater element

Devices and methods to enable a fuser heater within a printing device. The heater includes conductive traces and a resistive trace having a first end and a second end. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116863

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image holding body, a developing device, a transfer device, a collection device, a container, and a transport member. The image holding body includes a surface on which a latent image is formed. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116377

Failure prediction apparatus and failure prediction system

A failure prediction apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires, from plural apparatuses to be monitored, state feature amount groups, a classification unit that classifies the plural apparatuses to be monitored for each degree of separation between a reference space which is defined by the plural state feature amount groups acquired by the acquisition unit and the state feature amount group of each of the plural apparatuses to be monitored, and a calculation unit that specifies a class which is classified by the classification unit and corresponds to the degree of separation between the reference space and the state feature amount group of an apparatus to be monitored and subjected to a failure prediction process among the plural apparatuses to be monitored, and calculates a probability of a failure occurring in the apparatus to be monitored and subjected to the failure prediction process.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160116375

Failure prediction apparatus and failure prediction system

A failure prediction apparatus includes a state feature amount acquisition unit that acquires plural state feature amounts indicating features of an operating state of an apparatus to be monitored, a statistic acquisition unit that acquires statistics of an environmental physical amount indicating an installation environment of the apparatus to be monitored for a specific period, and a calculation unit that acquires a selection condition corresponding to the statistics acquired by the statistic acquisition unit among plural selection conditions, and calculates probability of a failure occurring in the apparatus to be monitored, using the state feature amount satisfying the acquired selection condition, wherein the plural selection conditions are predetermined for each category of the statistics, and are conditions for selecting each of the state feature amounts required to calculate the probability of the failure occurring in the apparatus to be monitored.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160114567

Taped media imposition for adhesive in-store signage

A process for creating adhesive signage for in-store shelving involves applying a psa (pressure sensitive adhesive) tape to paper and then printing the signs on the modified substrate. The adhesive strips are 10 mils thick and the paper is 8 mils thick with the tape being positioned on a top portion only of the paper. ... Xerox Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160114426

Parallel belt system for cut sheet transport in a laser cutter

A parallel belt system for a laser cutter module and a method or non-transitory computer readable medium for transporting a cut sheet of media through a laser cutter in a printer is disclosed. For example, the parallel belt system includes a rotating shaft, a plurality of pairs of o-rings movably coupled to the rotating shaft, a plurality of belts for receiving a cut sheet of media, a guide for each one of the plurality of belts for holding a respective one of the plurality of belts rigid, a laser cutter for cutting a portion of the cut sheet of media and a collection module coupled below the plurality of belts for collecting the portion of the cut sheet of media that is cut by the laser cutter.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160100065

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

An image forming device includes a search processor and a display controller. The search processor searches storage location information corresponding to storage locations storing image data. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160100064

Apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An apparatus includes an association unit and a transmission controller. The association unit associates an image among one or more images with at least one piece of transmission information among one or more pieces of transmission information on a display in accordance with a user operation. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160100057

Matching inbound call center call to commercial opportunity

Methods and systems conduct a call center communication session (such as a network chat session, video conference, and/or a verbal telephone call) between a user and a call center representative using a specialized call center device (such as a specialized telephone device that provides a call center). These methods and systems use the specialized call center device to automatically identify a topic presented during the call center communication session and to automatically select a commercial opportunity relating to the topic based on previously established relationships between commercial opportunities and topics. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160099549

Surface-emitting semiconductor laser device and method for producing the same

A surface-emitting semiconductor laser device includes a substrate and a semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate. The semiconductor layer includes a first semiconductor multilayer film of a first conductivity type, a first spacer layer, an active layer, a second spacer layer, and a second semiconductor multilayer film of a second conductivity type. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160099176

Method for manufacturing semiconductor chip

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor chip includes forming a front-side groove in a front surface of a substrate; forming a back-side groove wider than the front-side groove by a rotating cutting member from the back surface of the substrate toward the front-side groove; attaching a holding member having an adhesive layer to the back surface of the substrate after forming the back-side groove; dry-washing the back surface before attaching the holding member to the back surface; extending the distance between adjacent semiconductor chips by expanding the holding member attached to the back surface; and separating the semiconductor chips at the extended distance therebetween from the holding member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098827

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

An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit, an extracting unit, and an associating unit. The setting unit sets a position of a first-type person in a region within a predetermined distance from a communication device installed in a structure in a case where the communication device communicates with a mobile terminal carried by the first-type person. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098619

Efficient object detection with patch-level window processing

An object detection method includes for each of a set of patches of an image, encoding features of the patch with a non-linear mapping function, and computing per-patch statistics based on the encoded features for approximating a window-level non-linear operation by a patch-level operation. Then, windows are extracted from the image, each window comprising a sub-set of the set of patches. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098617

Image evaluation device and image evaluation system

Provided is an image evaluation device including an acquisition unit that acquires an image including plural patterns having different spatial frequencies and contrasts, and an output unit that compares each of plural patterns included in the image acquired by the acquisition unit with each of plural ideal patterns corresponding to the plural patterns, calculates similarities therebetween, and outputs an evaluation value for evaluating performance regarding a resolution of the image based on a sum of the calculated similarities of the plural patterns.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098596

Methods and systems for processing documents

Methods and systems for classifying a region of interest in an electronic document. A first region from the electronic document is extracted. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098480

Author moderated sentiment classification method and system

This disclosure provides a method, system and computer program product for classifying text according to one of a plurality of sentiments. According to an exemplary method, text is classified using two or more sentiment classifiers which are tuned to distinct author profile traits and the resulting scores are combined using a normalized weighted function to produce a final resulting classification score.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098231

Optimal scheduling of multi-site enterprise print jobs

Methods and systems evaluate the most recent print job processed with different printing sites to calculate the current residual capacity for each of the different printing sites. The current residual capacity is determined and maintained by a computerized server. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098008

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that is rotatably supported, a to-be-transferred member onto which an image that is held by the image carrier is transferred, a driving unit that is disposed on a first end portion of the image carrier in an axial direction of the image carrier and that causes the image carrier to rotate, and a retreat mechanism that causes a second end portion of the image carrier to be separated from the to-be-transferred member while a connection between the image carrier and the driving unit is maintained and thereafter causes the image carrier to retreat by disconnecting the image carrier and the driving unit from each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096968

Undercoat layer with low release force for aqueous printing transfix system

Disclosed herein are sacrificial coating compositions comprising at least one hydrophilic polymer; at least one hygroscopic agent; at least one surfactant; at least one non-reactive silicone release agent; and water. In certain embodiments, the at least one non-reactive silicone release agent is chosen from polyether modified polysiloxane and nonreactive silicone glycol copolymers. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096702

Sheet processing apparatus, image forming system, and pair of pressing members

A sheet processing apparatus includes a pressing unit and a shifting unit. The pressing unit has a protrusion and presses the protrusion against a fold section of a sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096506

Method and system for vandalism and/or loitering detection using video

This disclosure provides a method and system to detect a predefined activity, e.g., vandalism, loitering, trespass, etc., associated with a parked vehicle. According to an exemplary embodiment, a method includes capturing video of a parking area and processing the video to detect vandalism and/or loitering with respect to a region of interest associated with the parked vehicle.. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096393

Security mark with chroma-based encoding

A secure document contains a security mark that includes a background that exhibits a first color, and a foreground that exhibits a second color. The first color and the second color together exhibit a chrominance variation that is not visible to the unaided human eye or when viewed with the assistance of a magnifying glass, but that is visible when viewed with the assistance of a microscope. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096328

System and method for inoperative inkjet detection in a printer of three-dimensional objects

A three dimensional printer is configured to move at least one printhead from an area where the printhead is forming an object to a position opposite a shaft. The at least one printhead is operated to eject material onto the shaft and the shaft is rotated to enable a light sensor to generate signals indicative of a height of material at a plurality of positions on the shaft. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096319

System and method for operating a three-dimensional printer to compensate for radial velocity variations

A three-dimensional object printer is configured to enable the density of material ejected by at least one printhead onto a rotating platen near its circumferential edge to be approximately the same as the density of the material ejected onto the rotating platen near the center of the platen.. . ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096311

Sheet processing apparatus, image forming system, and pair of rotating members

A sheet processing apparatus includes a rotating member, a switching unit, and a pressing unit. The rotating member is rotatable and has a facing portion that faces a fold section of a sheet. ... Xerox Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160096310

Dye sublimation printing on polymer film for molded package printing

A method for printing a package substrate prior to molding the package substrate into a desired shape. The present teachings include printing an aqueous ink onto a sacrificial carrier to form an ink pattern, and then drying the ink pattern on the carrier. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094827

Hyperspectral imaging devices using hybrid vector and tensor processing

. . . . Methods and systems obtain data representative of a scene across spectral bands using a compressive-sensing-based hyperspectral imaging system comprising optical elements. These methods and systems sample two modes of a three-dimensional tensor corresponding to a hyperspectral representation of the scene using sampling matrices, one for each of the two modes, to generate a modified three-dimensional tensor. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094747

Power supply control device and method, image display apparatus, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A power supply control device includes the following elements. A first sensor detects a human near an information processing apparatus which is in a power-saving state. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094623

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first communication section and a second communication section. The first communication section externally receives information indicating a communication method to be used in communication with a server apparatus, by using a predetermined communication method. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160093234

Method and apparatus for dimensional proximity sensing for the visually impaired

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for providing a dimension and a proximity of an object are disclosed. For example, the method receives a three dimensional depth map expressed as a two dimensional array of gray values, rasterizes the two dimensional array of gray values into vertical scan lines and horizontal scan lines for a left speaker and a right speaker and converts the vertical scan lines and the horizontal scan lines into a double beep, wherein a first beep of the double beep represents a vertical dimension of the object, the second beep of the double beep represents a horizontal dimension of the object, an intensity of each beep of the double beep represents the proximity of the object and a frequency spectrum of the double beep represents a shape of the object.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160093214

Vision-based on-street parked vehicle detection via normalized-view classifiers and temporal filtering

A system for estimating parking occupancy includes a vehicle-detection device including an adjustable mast supporting an image capture device at a select height. The image capture device acquires video of a current parking area. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092821

Non-transitory computer readable medium storing information presenting program and information processing apparatus and method

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores an information presenting program causing a computer to execute a process. The process includes: specifying a type of behavior of a working person within a structure; associating a customer within the structure with the working person; obtaining sales information concerning the customer; and registering the customer, the specified type of behavior of the working person, and the obtained sales information as information concerning the working person and presenting requested information from among the registered information.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092734

System and method for detecting settle down time using computer vision techniques

A method for detecting settle-down time in a space includes acquiring a sequence of frames capturing a select space from a first camera. The method includes determining an initial time for computing a duration it takes for an associated occupant to settle into a seat in the select space. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092733

System and method for seat occupancy detection from ceiling mounted camera using robust adaptive threshold criteria

A method for detecting sitting behavior includes acquiring a sequence of frames capturing a scene-of-interest at an overhead view. The method includes detecting at least one empty seat within the scene-of-interest and associating the seat as being unoccupied and the frame as a reference frame. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092726

Using gestures to train hand detection in ego-centric video

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for training hand detection in an ego-centric video are disclosed. For example, the method prompts a user to provide a hand gesture, captures the ego-centric video containing the hand gesture, analyzes the hand gesture in a frame of the ego-centric video to identify a set of pixels in the image corresponding to a hand region, generates a training set of features from the set of pixels that correspond to the hand region and trains a head-mounted video device to detect the hand in subsequently captured ego-centric video images based on the training set of features.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092473

Multi-query privacy-preserving parking management system and method

A privacy-preserving multi-query parking management system and method. An image of a vehicle with respect to a specific part (e.g., license plate) can be captured when the vehicle enters via an entry point. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092079

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a selection unit that displays a drawing indicating a search word or an attribute of the search word on a trajectory at one corner of four corners of a screen in a selectable state, moves the drawing along the trajectory in response to an operation of a user, and selects the drawing to select the search word with the attribute attached thereto or the attribute of the search word, and a search unit that performs a search using the search word or the attribute of the search word that is selected by the selection unit, wherein the selection unit displays a plurality of trajectories, each of which an attribute is associated with and the drawing is arranged on.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091976

Dynamic hand-gesture-based region of interest localization

A method, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and apparatus for localizing a region of interest using a dynamic hand gesture are disclosed. For example, the method captures the ego-centric video containing the dynamic hand gesture, analyzes a frame of the ego-centric video to detect pixels that correspond to a fingertip using a hand segmentation algorithm, analyzes temporally one or more frames of the ego-centric video to compute a path of the fingertip in the dynamic hand gesture, localizes the region of interest based on the path of the fingertip in the dynamic hand gesture and performs an action based on an object in the region of interest.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091975

Hand-gesture-based region of interest localization

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for localizing a region of interest using a hand gesture are disclosed. For example, the method acquires an image containing the hand gesture from the ego-centric video, detects pixels that correspond to one or more hands in the image using a hand segmentation algorithm, identifies a hand enclosure in the pixels that are detected within the image, localizes a region of interest based on the hand enclosure and performs an action based on the object in the region of interest.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091840

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing device including a fixing unit that includes a pipe-shaped fixing member which includes an outermost layer including at least one selected from a group consisting of a hydrogenated nitrile rubber and a denatured hydrogenated nitrile rubber, and heats and pressurizes the recording medium to fix an unfixed developer image on a recording medium by bringing the outermost layer into contact with a surface of the recording medium which holds the developer image, the recording medium being transported while holding the unfixed developer image, and a heating unit that is disposed on an upstream side of the fixing unit in a transport direction of the recording medium, and heats the recording medium transported while holding the unfixed developer image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091839

Transfer device and image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes at least one image carrier that carries a toner image, an intermediate transfer body that is rotatable and that faces the image carrier, an opposing member that is positioned upstream of a second transfer section in a rotation direction of the intermediate transfer body and that faces the intermediate transfer body, and a voltage application unit that applies an ac voltage, whose polarity reverses, and forms an ac electric field between the intermediate transfer body and the opposing member. A first transfer section in which the toner image on the image carrier is transferred onto a surface of the intermediate transfer body is formed. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091827

Powder storage device and image-forming apparatus

According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a powder storage device including: a powder container that stores a powder, the powder container including an opening at one end, being horizontally installed and including a protruding line provided on an inner circumferential surface of the powder container; and a lid member that covers the opening, the lid member including an outflow opening for the powder and being held in an irrotational state, wherein the protruding line is capable of transporting the powder to the opening due to rotation of the powder container, a structure for scooping the powder transported through the rotation of the powder container toward near a rotation shaft is not provided, and the powder is made to flow out through the outflow opening.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091825

Powder container device

A powder container device includes a powder container that contains powder and has an opening at one end, the powder container being installed in a substantially horizontal orientation and having a projection on an inner peripheral surface of the powder container, the projection transporting the powder toward the opening when the powder container rotates; and a lid member that covers the opening and has an outlet through which the powder flows, the lid member being held in a non-rotatable manner. The powder container device does not have a structure for scooping the powder, which has been transported by the rotation of the powder container, toward a rotational axis, and discharges the powder through the outlet.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091819

Powder storage device

A powder storage device includes a powder container that has an opening at one end, stores powder therein, and has, on an inner peripheral surface, a rib configured to transport the powder toward the opening with rotation of the powder container, a lid member that is configured to cover the opening, has an outflow opening through which the powder flows, and is held in a non-rotatable state, and a driving-force transmission member interposed between the powder container and the lid member and having a driving-force receiving portion penetrating the lid member in a rotation axis direction, the driving-force transmission member transmitting a rotating force to the powder container.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091810

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

There is provided an electrostatic image-developing toner containing a toner particle containing a binder resin and a release agent and having a sea-island structure involving a sea part containing the binder resin and an island part containing the release agent, in which a mode value of the distribution of the eccentricity degree b represented by the specific formula of the release agent-containing island part is from 0.75 to 0.98 and a skewness of the distribution of the eccentricity degree b is from −1.10 to −0.50; and an external additive containing a silica particle having a volume average particle diameter of 80 nm to 200 nm; wherein a bulk density of the toner is from 0.33 g/cm3 to 0.40 g/cm3.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091808

Super low melt toner having crystalline aromatic monoesters

A toner includes a polymeric resin, a colorant, and a small molecule crystalline aromatic monoester having a molecular weight less than 1,000 g/mol. The polymeric resin may be an amorphous resin and a mixture of the amorphous resin and the crystalline aromatic monoester may be characterized by a reduction in glass transition temperature from that of the resin and by the lack of a melting point for the crystalline aromatic monoester as determined by differential scanning calorimetry, the enthalpy of fusion for the crystalline aromatic monoester in the mixture being measured to be less than 10% of the enthalpy of fusion of the crystalline aromatic monoester in pure form. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160091805

Fluorinated structured organic film photoreceptor layers

A method of forming an overcoat layer. The method comprises providing a substrate having an imaging structure formed thereon, the imaging structure comprising (i) a charge transport layer and a charge generating layer, or (ii) an imaging layer comprising both charge generating material and charge transport material. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160090490

Inverse emulsion acrylate ink compositions for ink-based digital lithographic printing

The disclosed embodiments are directed to a composition of an inverse emulsion acrylate ink for use in variable data digital lithographic image forming devices and methods for preparing and using the ink. The disclosed inverse emulsion acrylate ink includes an acrylate monomer, oligomer, polymer, or mixtures thereof that is a continuous phase, and water dispersed as an emulsion in the continuous acrylate phase. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160090473

Resin composition and resin shaped product

According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a resin composition containing a cellulose ester resin, a compound containing an adipic acid ester, and a maleic anhydride-modified ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and a resin composition containing a cellulose ester resin, a compound containing an adipic acid ester, and a polyhydroxyalkanoate resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160090472

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes at least a cellulose ester resin, a non-reactive plasticizer that does not have a functional group reactable with the cellulose ester resin, and a polyolefin-containing polyfunctional elastomer that includes polyolefin obtained by polymerizing olefins having 2 to 4 carbon atoms as a main component and that has a plurality of functional groups reactable with the cellulose ester resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160090471

Resin composition and resin shaped product

There is provided a resin composition which contains a cellulose ester resin, a polyether ester compound, and an additive if necessary, the resin composition being capable of providing a resin shaped product with excellent transparency, tensile fracture energy property, and the like, and of being suppressed from deterioration of flowability.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160090265

Sheet, sheet conveying apparatus and sheet conveying method

An embodiment of the invention is directed to a sheet, wherein a conveying direction of the sheet relative to a sheet conveying apparatus is determined; the sheet is formed with a crease along which to fold the sheet and that is smaller than or equal to 90 μm in depth and extends in a direction that crosses the conveying direction; and a grammage of the sheet is in a range of 200 to 370 g/m2.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089925

Sheet

A sheet includes a folding line along which the sheet is to be folded, and a mark with reference to which the sheet is placed on an image forming apparatus in a specific manner. The mark is provided in a portion that is positioned on an inner side when the sheet is folded along the folding line.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089884

Ink jet print head protective guide system

A method for printing includes the use of a protective guide system that protects a print head nozzle plate from physical contact with objects such as a curled print medium. The print head nozzle plate includes a nozzle array including a plurality of nozzles arranged in a plurality of subarrays. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089880

System and method for using ink drop modulation to compensate for media surface height variations in an inkjet printer

A printer attenuates banding visual defects arising from a lack of flatness in media as ink is ejected onto the media. The printer includes a detector that generates a signal corresponding to the slope in the media and a controller that modulates a volume of the ink drops ejected by one or more printheads in the vicinity of the slope in the media.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089876

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

03/31/16 / #20160089875

Compositions and use of compositions in printing processes

An aqueous sacrificial coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system is provided. The sacrificial coating composition may include at least one polymer, at least one selected from (i) at least one chain extender, or (ii) a reactive elastomeric latex, wherein the at least one chain extender comprises a species capable of linking linear chains or chain segments of the reactive elastomeric latex, at least one hygroscopic plasticizer, and at least one surfactant.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089838

System for adjusting platform height during three-dimensional printing of an object

A three-dimensional object printer uses a mechanical system to adjust a vertical height of a platform that supports a substrate for formation of a three-dimensional object in the printer. The mechanical system includes a geneva mechanism operated by a rack and pinion arrangement to drive differential screws and adjust a vertical distance between the platform and a printhead in the printer.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160089073

Automatic visual remote assessment of movement symptoms in people with parkinson's disease for mds-updrs finger tapping task

A system and method for assessing patient movement for parkinson's disease includes capturing a video of a subject performing a finger tapping sequence comprising a predetermined number of open and close periods. According to an exemplary embodiment, a system and method includes extracting a region of interest for each frame of the video and generating a projection of the region of interest for each frame of the video using perpendicular vector projections in a direction or plurality of directions.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088315

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

. . . . An image processing device includes a first subdividing unit that subdivides an image, a second subdividing unit that subdivides an image subdivided by the first subdividing unit along an axis that is independent from an axis of subdivision by the first subdividing unit, a differential unit that generates a difference between an image subdivided by the second subdividing unit and an image stored in an image storage unit, and a coding unit that codes a difference image generated by the differential unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088301

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a quantization unit that further quantizes a quantized first code, and hence generates a second code; an inverse quantization unit that inversely quantizes the second code quantized by the quantization unit, and hence generates a third code; a calculating unit that calculates a difference between the first code and the second code; a first encoding unit that encodes the second code; and a second encoding unit that encodes the difference calculated by the calculating unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088196

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

An information processing device includes a processing part, a controlling part, and a providing part. The processing part executes a process. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088195

Image data processing apparatus

An image data processing apparatus includes a white-colorant-amount specifying unit that specifies an amount of a white colorant used by an image forming apparatus to form an image having a unit area, the image forming apparatus forming an image on a recording medium by using the white colorant and at least one process-color colorant; and a process-color-colorant-total-amount adjusting unit that adjusts a total amount of the at least one process-color colorant used by the image forming apparatus to form the image having a unit area. The process-color-colorant-total-amount-adjusting unit adjusts the total amount of the at least one process-color colorant so that a sum of the amount of the white colorant and the total amount of the at least one process-color colorant used to form the image having a unit area is constant.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088193

Output processing system, output processing device, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

An output processing system includes a source device and a destination device. The source device transfers output information created in anticipation of a target output device in an output color space whose components are colors of color material, together with target device property information indicating characteristics of the target output device. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088190

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

An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit and a change unit. The detection unit detects a first communication interface which has been newly assigned to the information processing apparatus, and a first network to which a connection is made via the first communication interface. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088187

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A data processing apparatus includes a determination unit and a selection unit. The determination unit determines whether or not it is necessary to regulate an amount of data in accordance with a condition related to a data storage margin. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088186

Image processing apparatus

Provided is an image processing apparatus including a correction unit that corrects a tilt of each partial image data item which is a result of plural sensors reading a medium on which an image of image data is formed so that at least part of a reading region which is read by each of the plural sensors overlaps a reading region of an adjacent sensor, an extraction unit that extracts the image data at a position and in a size at and in which the image data matches the respective partial image data, and a comparison unit that compares partial image data corrected by the correction unit with extracted image data extracted by the extraction unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088184

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

An image forming apparatus includes plural communication interfaces, a network service executing unit, a type-of-network determining unit, and a communication interface selecting unit. The network service executing unit executes at least one network service. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088180

Reading apparatus

Provided is a reading apparatus, including a guiding portion that forms a transporting path and guides a sheet in a transporting direction, and has an opening portion communicated with an outside space of the transporting path, a light-emitting portion that emits the light toward the opening portion from the outside space, a reading portion that reads reflected light, the reflected light being emitted by the light-emitting portion, passing through the opening portion, and being at a reading part of the sheet at a reading position of the transporting path, and a shielding portion that is disposed on the light-emitting portion side of the guiding portion, and shields light which directly reaches the guiding portion among the light emitted from the light-emitting portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088176

Apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and method

An apparatus includes a controller that controls a display to display a setting status of a setting item set for executing a predetermined process, and an accepting unit that accepts a change to the setting status. When the accepting unit accepts the change to the setting status, the controller controls the display to display an item that accepts an indication to reset the changed setting status to the setting status set prior to the change.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088175

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

An information processing apparatus includes a processing unit that performs a process, and a notification unit that is adapted to notify a display of a status of the process for the display to display the status, performs first communication from the information processing apparatus to the display if the status as a notification target occurs, and notifies the display of the occurring status by second communication to transmit a hypertext transfer protocol (http) response in response to an http request from the display to which the first communication has been performed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088171

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes a printing unit, a storage unit, and a processing unit. The storage unit stores communication addresses of image processing apparatuses in a group to which the apparatus belongs. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088167

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

An image forming device includes a selection unit and an acquisition unit. The selection unit selects a bridge device from among multiple other connected image forming devices. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088089

Method and apparatus for setting a language of a remote device

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for setting a language of a remote device are disclosed. For example, the method determines connectivity information for interacting with the remote device, assesses a language setting of the mobile endpoint device, and sets the language of the remote device by sending the language setting of the mobile endpoint device to the remote device using the connectivity information.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088057

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

An information processing apparatus includes a processing unit that performs a process, a controller that performs a control operation to cause the processing unit to perform the process requested by a hypertext transfer protocol (http) request from a display apparatus that displays process results of the process, and a notification unit that notifies the display apparatus of the process results through communication different from an http response responsive to the http request having requested the process to be performed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086341

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

03/24/16 / #20160086144

Printing-fee payment system, non-transitory computer readable medium, printing-fee payment method, and information processing apparatus

A printing-fee payment system includes a document receiving unit, a transmitting unit, a completion receiving unit, and a payment execution unit. The document receiving unit receives, from a user terminal, a document file and user information of a user who has commanded printing. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086125

Implicit and explicit collective definition of level of difficulty for metrics based competitions in call centers

Methods and systems for managing a metric-based competition in a work environment to increase productivity. Information related to a set of participants in a work environment can be received. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086070

Image forming apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image forming apparatus includes a detection unit and a control unit. The detection unit detects an abnormality of imposition printing. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086069

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

An image forming apparatus includes an operation estimation unit, a calculation unit, and a control unit. The operation estimation unit estimates an amount of operation from an operation history of an apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086065

Image forming apparatus and image processing device

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming section and an image processing section. The image forming section forms an image on a recording medium. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086064

Image forming apparatus and image processing apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming machine that forms an image on a recording material; and an image processing unit that sets different addition/subtraction amounts for thickness of lines constituting bold characters and thickness of lines constituting non-bold characters in changing thickness of lines constituting each character in case where image information for formation of an image by the image forming machine includes bold character information and non-bold character information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086063

Image forming device and method and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image forming device includes a receiver, a generator, and a controller. The receiver receives, from an external device, print instruction information including print data described in a page description language and a first image generated from the print data by the external device. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086062

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

An image forming apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives plural pieces of print data described in plural types of page description languages, plural drawing processors that respectively correspond to the plural types of page description languages, extract specific drawing objects from the plural pieces of print data, and convert the specific drawing objects into print image data, and an output unit that compares the print image data that the drawing processors have converted the specific drawing objects into, and outputs comparison results.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086060

Image data processing apparatus and image data processing method

An image data processing apparatus includes a total-colorant-amount calculating unit that calculates a total amount of a metallic colorant and a process-color colorant used by an image forming apparatus to form an image having a unit area, the image forming apparatus forming an image by using a white colorant, the metallic colorant, and the process-color colorant; a white-colorant-amount specifying unit that specifies an amount of the white colorant used to form the image having a unit area on the basis of a calculation result obtained by the total-colorant-amount calculating unit; and a white-colorant-amount correcting unit that corrects the amount of the white colorant so that the amount of the white colorant used to form the image having a unit area decreases as the amount of the metallic colorant used to form the image having a unit area increases.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085611

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

An information processing apparatus includes a unit and an output unit. The unit acquires, from an external apparatus, information regarding a malfunction expected to occur in the information processing apparatus and maintenance schedule information regarding scheduled maintenance to be performed, for the malfunction, on the information processing apparatus and stores the information and the maintenance schedule information in a memory. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085494

Control device, printing device, portable terminal, control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A control device includes a selection unit. The selection unit selects, based on location information of a portable terminal and information of a moving speed of the portable terminal, regional information related to a region represented by the location information.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085488

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first receiving unit that receives authentication information from software that functions as a web client through a first communication path using a first communication protocol; a transmitting unit that, if authentication using the received authentication information is successful, permits communication through the first communication path, and transmits access permission information to the software through the first communication path; a second receiving unit that receives an establishment request for a second communication path using a second communication protocol different from the first communication protocol, from the software; and an establishing unit that, if the transmitted access permission information is included in the received establishment request, establishes the second communication path to the software.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085487

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

A document processing system includes an information receiving unit, a document obtaining unit, an identifying unit, and a processing unit. The information receiving unit receives, from a user terminal, authentication information for obtaining document data, the authentication information being generated in response to registration of the document data on a server, and user identifiable information. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085485

Image forming apparatus

There is provided an image forming apparatus. A transmitter is configured to transmit a test pattern in advance to another image forming apparatus when transferring print data to the another image forming apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085297

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

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program that causes a computer to execute a position conversion process. The process includes storing actual layout information and virtual layout information, the actual layout information defining a layout of a first subject within an actual structure, the virtual layout information defining a layout of a second subject within a virtual structure; acquiring a human position within the actual structure; and converting the human position in the actual layout information into the human position in the virtual layout information.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085186

Image forming apparatus and image forming system

An image forming apparatus includes a transport module that is capable of being pulled out from an apparatus body of the image forming apparatus and in which a transport path along which a recording material, to which a toner image has been transferred, is to be transported is formed and a fixing unit that is provided in the transport module and that includes a fixing member, which fixes the toner image onto the recording material, and a pressure member, which forms a pressing part to which the recording material is to be transported between the fixing member and the pressure member. When the recording material whose length in a transport direction is longer than that of the transport module is present in the transport path, the transport module is pulled out from the apparatus body while the recording material is being nipped by the fixing member and the pressure member.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085184

Tubular member, tubular member unit, intermediate transfer member, and image forming apparatus

A tubular member includes a resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin and a conductive material, and the resin layer forming a sea part in which the thermoplastic resin becomes a matrix phase, wherein an area ratio of the sea part to a portion in a range of 5 μm respectively to a front surface portion side and a rear surface portion side with a central portion of the resin layer in a thickness direction as a center is greater by 3% to 15% than a greater area ratio between an area ratio of the sea part to a portion in a range of 10 μm from a front surface portion of the resin layer in the thickness direction and an area ratio of the sea part to a portion in a range of 10 μm from a rear surface portion in the thickness direction.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085180

Transport mechanism, developing device, and image forming apparatus

A transport mechanism includes: a container that stores a specific developer; a transport body that transports the developer in an axial direction of a shaft about which the transport body rotates in the container while stirring the developer; a bearing that supports the transport body such that the transport body is rotatable about the shaft; and a restricting portion that has a substantially annular shape and a maximum magnetic force of about 20 mt or greater and about 50 mt or smaller and restricts the transportation of the developer past the restricting portion by surrounding the shaft, the restricting portion being provided nearer to a side on which the transport body transports the developer than the bearing in the axial direction of the shaft.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085169

Brilliant toner and electrostatic charge image developer

A brilliant toner includes a brilliant pigment, an azo yellow pigment, and a magenta pigment, wherein when a solid image in which a toner applied amount is 4.0 g/m2 is formed, color saturation of the image is 25 to 55, a hue angle is 65° to 95°, and lightness is 50 to 80.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085168

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner, includes toner particles containing a binder resin including a polyester resin, a release agent including a hydrocarbon wax, and a styrene(meth)acrylic resin, wherein 70% or more of the release agent is present within 800 nm from a surface of the toner particles, the styrene(meth)acrylic resin in the toner particles forms a domain having an average diameter from 0.3 μm to 0.8 μm, and a number ratio of the domain being in a range of ±0.1 μm of the average diameter is 65% or more.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085167

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin including a polyester resin, a release agent including a hydrocarbon wax, and a styrene (meth)acrylic resin, wherein 70% or more of the release agent with respect to the entire release agent is present within 800 nm from the surface of the toner particles, wherein the styrene (meth)acrylic resin forms domains having an average diameter of 0.3 μm to 0.8 μm in the toner particles, and wherein a number ratio of the domains included in a range of the average diameter ±0.1 μm is less than 65%.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085166

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes a toner particle including a binder resin containing a polyester resin, a release agent containing hydrocarbon wax, and a styrene (meth)acrylic resin, wherein 70% or more of the release agent of the entire release agent is present in a portion within 800 nm from the surface of the toner particle, and wherein the styrene (meth)acrylic resin forms a domain having an average diameter of smaller than 0.3 μm in the toner particle.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085165

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

There is provided an electrostatic image-developing toner containing a binder resin, a coloring agent and a release agent having a melting temperature of 85° c. To 120° c., the toner having a sea-island structure involving a sea part containing the binder resin and an island part containing the release agent, wherein a mode value of the distribution of the eccentricity degree b of the release agent-containing island part, represented by the specific formula, is from 0.75 to 1.00 and a skewness of the distribution of the eccentricity degree b is from −1.30 to −0.50.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160085163

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 a cured film of a composition containing a reactive charge transporting material and silica particles having a hydrophobization-treated surface.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160083625

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

03/24/16 / #20160083624

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

03/24/16 / #20160083609

Sacrificial coating for intermediate transfer member of an indirect printing apparatus

An embodiment of the present disclosure is directed to a sacrificial coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system. The coating composition is made from ingredients comprising: a latex comprising polymer particles dispersed in a continuous liquid phase; at least one hygroscopic material; at least one oil-in-water emulsion; and at least one surfactant.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160083607

Method of making sacrificial coating for an intermediate transfer member of indirect printing apparatus

A method of making a sacrificial coating composition is disclosed. The method comprises emulsifying an oil with surfactant to form an oil-in-water emulsion; and combining ingredients comprising (i) at least one polymer, (ii) at least one hygroscopic material, (iii) the oil-in water emulsion and (iv) water to produce the sacrificial coating composition. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160083606

Sacrificial coating for intermediate transfer member of an indirect printing apparatus

A coating composition for an image transfer member in an aqueous ink imaging system. The coating composition includes at least one hydrophilic polymer, at least one hygroscopic material, at least one oil-in-water emulsion and at least one surfactant.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160083577

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a polyester resin, an alloyed resin of a polycarbonate resin and an acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber-styrene resin, and an acrylic block copolymer containing a polymer block containing an acrylic acid ester monomer unit and a polymer block containing a methacrylic acid ester monomer unit, wherein a weight ratio of a content of the polyester resin and a content of the alloyed resin is in a range of 5:95 to 50:50, and wherein a content of the acrylic block copolymer is in a range of 0.5% by weight to 10% by weight with respect to a total of the content of the polyester resin and the content of the alloyed resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160083210

Guide member and transport device

There provided a guide member including: a first guide member that is disposed to face a first surface of a sheet which is transported to a first direction and that guides the sheet in front and at the rear of a processing position at which a process is performed on the first surface; and a second guide member that is disposed to face a second surface of the sheet and guides the sheet, wherein the second guide member includes specific plural convex portions.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082756

Spacer with integral flange for print head protection

A printer including a print head, a transport belt, and a spacer. The print head may include a plurality of jets configured to eject ink. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082748

Drying device and image forming apparatus

There is provided a drying device. A controller is configured to control a laser intensity so that the laser intensity becomes lower than a drying intensity set as an intensity for drying a liquid droplet when a printing part printed in advance on a recording medium is included in an illumination range of a laser element on an image formation surface of the recording medium, the laser element configured to illuminate laser to the liquid droplet ejected on the image formation surface of the recording medium in accordance with an image.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082726

Ink jet recording apparatus and ink jet recording method

There is provided an ink jet recording apparatus equipped with an ink for ink jet recording, and a discharge unit that discharges a liquid droplet of the ink onto a recording medium, wherein the ink contains at least a colorant, a polymer particle, a water-soluble organic solvent, and water, and has a dynamic surface tension after 1 msec of 32 mn/m or less, a dynamic surface tension after 1 sec of less than 30 mn/m, when the dynamic surface tension is measured by a maximum bubble pressure method, and has a variation width in the dynamic surface tension for the period from 1 msec after to 1 sec after of from 0.2 mn/m to 3.0 mn/m, a recording speed is from 10 m/min to 50 m/min.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082721

Image forming apparatus, image processing device and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes: an image forming unit that forms an image on a recording material by ejecting ink; and an image processing unit that, in a case where information of a bar code image is included in image information for forming an image by the image forming unit, carries out a process of making a drop size of the ink used for pixels constituting an edge portion in the bar code image smaller than a drop size of the ink used for pixels constituting a portion other than the edge portion.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082720

Method of sensing degradation of piezoelectric actuators

Systems and methods for sensing degradation of a piezoelectric actuator in a print head. One or more electrical pulses may be transmitted to the piezoelectric actuator that cause the piezoelectric actuator to bend, thereby creating a pressure wave. ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082712

Laminating apparatus and method of manufacturing image recording medium

Provided is a laminating apparatus including a peeling unit that peels off a second film from a film material which includes a first film on which an image is formed and the second film coming in close contact with an opposite side to the image of the first film, and a first laminating unit that laminates a base material and the first film from which the second film is peeled off by the peeling unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160082469

Powder coating apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A powder coating apparatus includes a specific transport device that transports an object to be coated, and a specific applying unit, a specific heating device, and a specific control device, wherein the applying unit is disposed to oppose a surface to be coated of the transported object to be coated, applies a charged thermosetting powder coating material onto a surface to be coated of the object to be coated, and includes an applying section and a supplying section, the heating device heats a powder particle layer of the powder coating material so as to be thermally cured, and the control device controls a speed ratio between a transport speed of the object to be coated and a rotation speed of an applying member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160081566

Identifying a type of cardiac event from a cardiac signal segment

What is disclosed is a system and method identifying a type of cardiac event from cardiac signals obtained from a subject. In one embodiment, at least two clusters are formed. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080604

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

An image forming device includes a setting unit and an acquiring unit. Among a remaining connected image forming device group, the setting unit sets, for every time frame, an image forming device group excluding an image forming device set as an exclusion target as an image forming device group set as an access target. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080593

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a display controller that controls, for a piece of processing information stored in a memory and that is not concealed, to display details of the piece of processing information on a display, controls, for a piece of processing information stored in the memory and that is concealed, to not display details of the piece of processing information but to indicate a presence of the piece of processing information on the display, and controls to display details of both concealed and non-concealed pieces of processing information on the display, for a user that has been identified as an administrator. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160080586

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

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for image processing. The process includes performing preview display processing on a piece of content of document-image information generated by optically scanning a document by using one reading setting, the preview display processing being performed by using multiple transmission settings that are different from the one reading setting; and generating new image information in a case where one of pieces of content of the document-image information each of which results from the preview display processing performed by using a corresponding one of the multiple transmission settings is selected, the new image information being generated from the document-image information by using one of the transmission settings that corresponds to the selected piece of content.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078558

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

An information processing apparatus includes a change unit. The change unit changes, in a case where a defect of a certain control is detected during an audit of a first organization, an audit method for a second organization that has a control equivalent to the certain control.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078433

Methods and systems of creating a payment record with a cryptographically secure audit trail

A method of creating a secure audit trail for transactions may include, by a host electronic device, for each of a plurality of transactions, receiving, from a client electronic device, a transaction details document that summarizes the transaction, generating a document hash by performing a first cryptographic hash function on the received transaction details document, and identifying metadata associated with the transaction. The method may include generating an entry hash associated with the plurality of transactions by performing a second cryptographic hash function on at least the document hash of each transaction in the plurality of transactions and the metadata associated with each transaction in the plurality of transactions, and storing the entry hash in an entry in a transaction log database.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078392

Method and system for recommending crowdsourcability of a business process

A method and system for recommending suitability of crowdsourcing a business process is provided. The method includes generating a plurality of business requirements pertaining to the business processes, and receiving one or more attributes pertaining to one or more sets of crowdsourced workforce. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078376

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

An information processing apparatus includes an instructing unit that, if a deficiency in a first organization is discovered by implementation of a control in the first organization, instructs a second organization to implement the control implemented in the first organization, the second organization having a risk equivalent to a risk corresponding to the control and adopting a control that is not equivalent to the control.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078359

System for domain adaptation with a domain-specific class means classifier

A classification system includes memory which stores, for each of a set of classes, a classifier model for assigning a class probability to a test sample from a target domain. The classifier model has been learned with training samples from the target domain and from at least one source domain. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078328

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

A document processing apparatus includes: a reception unit that receives a designation of cover pages of an electronic document having the cover pages and document body pages; and an instruction unit that gives an instruction to respectively print the cover pages and the document body pages on the basis of the designation received by the reception unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078327

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing apparatus includes a virtual machine configuration unit, a comparing unit and a determining unit. The virtual machine configuring unit configures a first virtual machine on which a same image processing program as an old version of an image processing program installed on an image processing apparatus is installed and a second virtual machine on which to new version of the image processing program provided for updating the old version of the image processing program is installed. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078326

Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

An image processing apparatus includes: a first conversion unit that converts into intermediate information for printing, a document which has a possibility of being printed; a second conversion unit that converts the intermediate information into information which can be printed by a printing apparatus; and a control unit that controls the first conversion unit to perform a process on the document which has the possibility of being printed and controls the second conversion unit not to perform a process in response to the document being not a complete edition and having no possibility that a content thereof is changed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078325

Printer system

There is provided a printer system including a printer apparatus configured to be controlled by a controller having a configuration of which at least a part is different for each client. A printing processor is configured to execute printing processing on a medium. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160078306

System and method for detecting seat belt violations from front view vehicle images

A system and method for detecting a seat belt violation in a vehicle. The method may include receiving an image including a region of interest where a seat belt is visible if the seat belt is buckled. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077921

Virtual computer system, printer control system, virtual computation method, printer control method, and storage media

A virtual computer system includes a first saving unit that saves at least one or more snapshots each having recorded therein a state of a virtual machine, the state including an application program installed on the virtual machine, the snapshot being saved as a reference snapshot; an applying unit that applies the reference snapshot to the virtual machine when an execution request for the application program is received; and a second saving unit that saves a state of the virtual machine that executes the application program, the state being saved as a snapshot.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077610

System, transmitting device, receiving device, transmitting method, receiving method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A system includes an encoding unit, a mixing unit, an extracting unit, and a decoding unit. The encoding unit encodes information which is different from an operation input into a form of an operation input code for representing an operation input by a user. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077484

Drive mechanism and image forming apparatus

A drive mechanism includes a first transmission mechanism that transmits a driving force of a drive unit to a first rotary member to rotate the first rotary member; a second transmission mechanism including a first drive path along which the second transmission mechanism transmits the driving force to a second rotary member through a first gear train to rotate the second rotary member, and a second drive path along which the second transmission mechanism transmits the driving force to the second rotary member through a second gear train to rotate the second rotary member, the second gear train having a gear ratio that differs from a gear ratio of the first gear train; and a switching mechanism that is operated by the driving force and switches the second transmission mechanism between the first drive path and the second drive path.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077477

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a light source that radiates a laser beam, a converging member that converges the laser beam, and a roller that is positioned so as to be in contact with the converging member and that transports a recording medium, which enters between the roller and the converging member. The converging member includes a lens that converges the laser beam, which is incident on a first surface of the lens, and emits the laser beam from a second surface of the lens and a holding member made of a material that does not transmit the laser beam, the holding member holding the lens. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077476

Fixing device and image forming apparatus

A fixing device includes a light source that emits laser light; a condensing member including a lens having a first surface from which the laser light enters and a second surface from which the laser light emerges, the lens condensing the laser light that has entered from the first surface and emitting the laser light from the second surface; and a roller provided in contact with the condensing member and that transports a recording medium advanced into a position between the roller and the condensing member. A portion of the second surface is made of a material that blocks the laser light. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077471

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 alkoxyalkylated polyamide.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077467

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

An image forming apparatus includes first and second forming units that form first and second to-be-transferred images and first and second not-to-be-transferred images with first and second toners, respectively, the first toner containing a metal pigment; a transfer body to which the first and second to-be-transferred and not-to-be-transferred images are to be transferred; a transfer member that transfers the first and second to-be-transferred images to a recording medium at a transfer nip between the transfer member and the transfer body; and a removing member that removes, with an electrostatic force, the first and second toners forming the first and second not-to-be-transferred images from the transfer member. In a transfer mode, the first not-to-be-transferred image is transferred to a position that do not overlap the recording medium to be introduced into the transfer nip after the first not-to-be-transferred image when seen in a direction of introduction of the recording medium.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160077350

System and method for lenticular image printing and print media

A method of forming a lenticle on a substrate includes operating a plurality of inkjets to eject a plurality of ink drops of an optically transparent ink onto a surface of a substrate between a first printed line of an optically opaque ink and a second printed line of the optically opaque ink to form a lenticle from the optically transparent ink, the first printed line being formed substantially parallel to the second printed line with a separation between the first printed line and the second printed line corresponding to a predetermined width of a lenticle to be formed on the substrate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160075885

Thermosetting powder coating material and coated product

A thermosetting powder coating material includes powder particles that contain a thermosetting resin a having a number average molecular weight equal to or greater than 100,000 from 5% by weight to 40% by weight with respect to the entirety of resins, and have a volume particle size distribution index gsdv equal to or less than 1.50.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/17/16 / #20160074900

Powder coating apparatus

A powder coating apparatus includes an applying device that includes a charging and fluidizing unit charging and fluidizing a thermosetting powder coating material and applies the thermosetting powder coating material to a surface to be coated of an object to be coated while charging and fluidizing the powder coating material, a regulating device that regulates a thickness of a particle layer of the powder coating material applied to the surface to be coated of the object to be coated, and a heating device that heats the particle layer of the powder coating material to thermally cure the particle layer.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160073510

Holding device, mounting device, mounting method, and method of manufacturing circuit board device

Provided is a holding device including a main body on which two surfaces that come into bump-contact with two ridge lines along a top surface of an element in a longitudinal direction, in one to one correspondence, are formed and which holds the element in a state that the two surfaces come into bump-contact with the two ridge lines, and a restriction unit that is provided in the main body, comes into contact with the top surface of the element, and restricts an inclination of the element with respect to the main body to be within an inclination limit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160072966

Non-transitory computer readable medium and image processing device

An image processing device includes a preview unit that displays a specific page on a basis of a feature amount of an image of each page of document image information generated by optically scanning a document with an optical scanning unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071767

Method for manufacturing semiconductor chip and circuit board and electronic apparatus including semiconductor chip

A method for manufacturing a semiconductor chip includes forming at least a portion of a front-side groove by anisotropic dry etching from a front surface of a substrate along a cutting region; forming a modified region in the substrate along the cutting region by irradiating the inside of the substrate with a laser along the cutting region; and dividing the substrate along the cutting region by applying stress to the substrate.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071733

Method for producing semiconductor piece, circuit board and electronic device including semiconductor piece, and method for designing etching condition

A method for producing a semiconductor piece includes forming a first groove portion of a front-surface-side groove by anisotropic dry etching from a front surface of a substrate, forming a second groove portion of the front-surface-side groove, the second groove portion being located below and in communication with the first groove portion and having a width wider than a width of the first groove portion, and thinning the substrate from a back surface of the substrate up to the second groove portion. The second groove portion is formed by changing an etching condition of the anisotropic dry etching during the formation of the front-surface-side groove so that the width of the second groove portion is wider than the width of the first groove portion.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071159

Information processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for presenting information. The process includes extracting text information for each of multiple shops from introductory information about the shops from a predetermined viewpoint; calculating a feature value for each of the shops from the extracted text information; and presenting information about the shops in accordance with presentation order based on the calculated feature values.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071073

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores first data indicating an overview of billing or payment of money regarding a user, and second data indicating a specification of at least a part of the first data; a first generating unit that generates first image information which represents the first data before a request for the first image information being input; and a second generating unit that generates second image information which represents the second data in response to a request for the second image information being input.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071065

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

An information processing device includes an accepting unit that accepts a meeting material that is a material distributed to a participant of a meeting, information indicating the participant of the meeting, and a rule for manipulating the meeting material based on an attribute of the participant, an extracting unit that extracts the attribute of the participant, and a manipulating unit that manipulates the meeting material, by applying the attribute of the participant to the rule.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160071048

Methods and systems for crowdsourcing of tasks

The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for formulating a policy for crowdsourcing of tasks. The method includes receiving a set of incoming tasks and a range associated with a task attribute corresponding to each task in the set of incoming tasks. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070998

Printer control device and non-transitory computer readable medium

A printer control device includes: a rasterized data generation unit that generates rasterized data for a first printer; a setting information obtainment unit that obtains setting information that is related to drawing of a mark image for a second printer in the generated rasterized data and a mark drawing unit that draws the mark image for the second printer in the generated rasterized data on the basis of the setting information.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070996

Printing apparatus, paper transporting device, and printing machine maintenance device

A printing apparatus includes: a first driving portion transporting a paper sheet; a printing portion being disposed on an upstream side of the first driving portion in a transporting direction of the transported paper sheet, including a plurality of aligned ejection ports ejecting liquid onto the transporting paper sheet to print an image on the paper sheet by the liquid; a drawing portion being disposed on an upstream side of the printing portion in the transporting direction, drawing the paper sheet of which a tip end is placed at a preset position, and feeding the paper sheet to a transporting path via the printing, portion and the first driving portion; and a guiding portion being interposed between the printing portion and the first driving portion in the transporting direction, and when feeding the paper sheet, freely reciprocating between a first position and a second position.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070986

Domain adaptation for image classification with class priors

In camera-based object labeling, boost classifier ƒt(x)=Σr=1mβrhr(x) is trained to classify an image represented by feature vector x using a target domain training set dt of labeled feature vectors representing images acquired by the same camera and a plurality of source domain training sets ds1, . . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070697

Language model with structured penalty

A penalized loss is optimized using a corpus of language samples respective to a set of parameters of a language model. The penalized loss includes a function measuring predictive accuracy of the language model respective to the corpus of language samples and a penalty comprising a tree-structured norm. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070512

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

03/10/16 / #20160070230

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an exposure unit that forms a latent image by irradiating a photoconductor body with light by using light emitting elements that are arranged along an axial direction of the photoconductor body, the exposure unit having an inlet to which air flow is introduced; and an air blowing unit that produces the air flow that is introduced to the exposure unit from an air blow opening that is provided at a position that is in correspondence with a position of the inlet of the exposure unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070214

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a first image forming unit that uses a toner including a flat pigment, a second image forming unit that uses a toner not including a flat pigment, and a fixing unit that fixes a toner image formed on a recording medium by heat. In the image forming apparatus, a minimum fixing temperature of the toner including the flat pigment is lower than a minimum fixing temperature of the toner not including the flat pigment.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070210

Endless belt, transfer unit, and image forming apparatus

An endless belt includes an endless belt base material, and a belt meandering suppression member that has a belt shape and is disposed in a circumferential direction of at least one end portion of the belt base material in a width direction, wherein a value obtained by subtracting a linear thermal expansion coefficient of the belt meandering suppression member from a linear thermal expansion coefficient of the belt base material is from −1×10−5/° c. To 20×10−5/° c., and a tensile stress of the belt meandering suppression member at a 300% elongation is equal to or more than 5 mpa.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070205

Developing device, visible-image-forming device, and image forming apparatus

A developing device is provided. A rotating shaft of a first transporting member is positioned exactly below a developer carrier. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070187

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin that contains a polyester resin having an ethylenically unsaturated double bond, a di- or higher valent metal ion, and (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester that has an alkyl chain having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, wherein a content of the (meth)acrylic acid alkyl ester is in a range of 50 ppm to 500 ppm with respect to toner particles.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070186

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

An electrostatic charge image developing toner includes toner particles containing a binder resin having a polyester resin and a styrene-(meth)acrylic acid alkyl copolymer resin, a release agent having a hydrocarbon release agent, and an oligomer which includes a styrene structure and whose content is in a range of 1% by weight to 6% by weight with respect to toner particles.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160069481

Feed-cable retaining structure and image forming apparatus including the same

A feed-cable retaining structure retains a feed cable that supplies electric power. The feed-cable retaining structure includes a support member, retaining members, and an adjusting member. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160068693

Sustainable recycled materials for three-dimensional printing

A sustainable material suitable for three-dimensional printing is disclosed. The sustainable material comprises a resin derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate oligomer and a bio-based glycol. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160068677

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a polyester resin, a polycarbonate resin, a flame retardant, and an inorganic fiber coated with a fluorine resin, wherein a weight ratio of a content of the polyester resin and a content of the polycarbonate resin is in a range of 5:95 to 50:50.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160067990

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

A printing instruction apparatus includes a definition unit, a group storage unit, a difference storage unit, and a determination unit. The definition unit defines a function of a printing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160067956

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

03/10/16 / #20160067924

Forming apparatus, manufacturing method of molded article, and coating portion

Provided is a forming apparatus, including a stand, and a coating portion that is relatively moved with respect to the stand while ejecting a resin to coat the stand with the resin, and forms a line in the resin according to at least one of the ejection and the movement, in order to manufacture a molded article by the resin on the stand.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065858

Methods and systems for sharing views

A method at a first device with a display includes: receiving image information from a camera device, the image information corresponding to a first field of view associated with the camera device; receiving sensory information from a second device, the sensory information corresponding to a second field of view associated with the second device; and displaying on the display the image information and a visualization of at least one of the first field of view and the second field of view.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065786

Inverse halftoning using inverse projection of predicted errors for multi-bit images

In systems and methods, an original image was previously converted to a lower bit count per pixel. The resulting image included pixel error based on the lower bit count per pixel. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160064900

Surface-emitting semiconductor laser, method for producing the same, surface-emitting semiconductor laser device, optical transmission device, and information processing device

A surface-emitting semiconductor laser includes a first semiconductor multilayer film reflector, an active region, a second semiconductor multilayer film reflector, and a current confinement layer including an oxidized region formed by selective oxidation. The current confinement layer includes a first semiconductor layer having a relatively high al content, a second semiconductor layer that is adjacent to the first semiconductor layer on an active-region side of the first semiconductor layer and has a lower al content than the first semiconductor layer, and a composition-gradient layer adjacent to the first semiconductor layer on a side of the first semiconductor layer which is opposite to the active-region side. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160064899

Surface-emitting semiconductor laser, surface-emitting semiconductor laser device, optical transmission device, and information processing device

Provided is a surface-emitting semiconductor laser including a substrate; a first semiconductor multilayer reflector of a first conductivity type formed on the substrate, the first semiconductor multilayer reflector including plural pairs of a low-refractive-index layer and a high-refractive-index layer; a cavity region formed on the first semiconductor multilayer reflector; a second semiconductor multilayer reflector of a second conductivity type formed on the cavity region, the second semiconductor multilayer reflector including plural pairs of a low-refractive-index layer and a high-refractive-index layer; a columnar structure extending from the second semiconductor multilayer reflector to the cavity region; and a current confinement layer formed inside the columnar structure by selective oxidation of a semiconductor layer containing al. The cavity region includes an active region; and a cavity extension region interposed between the active region and the first semiconductor multilayer reflector.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063863

System and method for providing distributed on-street valet parking with the aid of a digital computer

A computer-implemented system and method for providing multi-locational curbside valet parking service is provided. A multiplicity of motor vehicle parking spaces are managed by a server. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063421

Systems and methods for service level agreement focused document workflow management

Systems and methods for managing document workflows is disclosed. The method includes configuring and deploying a document workflow based on at least one service level agreement (sla) parameter. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063322

Method and system of extracting label:value data from a document

This disclosure provides an exemplary method and system for extracting structured label and value pairwise textual data from a textual document. According to an exemplary method, initially a layout analysis is performed resulting in one or more alternatives for grouping and ordering the textual elements of interest. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062972

Methods and systems for facilitating trusted form processing

A method for facilitating trusted processing of multiple forms for use with a document banking system, comprising: receiving a selection of an auto-fill option and a form from a computing device, an account holder selects the auto-fill option, the form including fillable field(s); authenticating the account holder based on login credential(s), the account holder has a document banking account including documents within the banking system; searching a form template for the form in the banking system, the form template including at least one fillable field similar to the fillable fields of the form; extracting a value corresponding to the at least one fillable field, the value being extracted from the document(s) of the account holder; and filling the form by overlaying the extracted value on the fillable field(s) of the form, the filled form being displayed along with a status information for the fillable field(s) at the computing device.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062772

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first boot unit, a first image display, a second boot unit, a second image display, a memory, and an image processing unit. The first boot unit boots the information processing apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062714

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

An information processing apparatus includes a type generating unit and a to-be-distributed material generating unit. The type generating unit generates a type of material to be distributed, according to a rule predetermined for each of forms of the to-be-distributed material. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062305

Open/closed sensing device, opening and closing device using open/closed sensing device, and processing apparatus

An open/closed sensing device includes an opening and closing member, a member that receives the opening and closing member when the opening and closing member is closed, at least one magnetic force holder on one of the opening and closing member and the receiving member and that includes a conductive holding frame and a magnet held in the holding frame so as to magnetize the holding frame, a conductive to-be-attracted member that is disposed on a portion of the other one of the opening and closing member and the receiving member, the portion corresponding to the magnetic force holder, and to which the holding frame is attracted when the opening and closing member is closed, and a sensing circuit that connects in series the holding frame and the to-be-attracted member and that electrically senses whether the holding frame and the to-be-attracted member are in contact with each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062282

Light irradiation device, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a light irradiation device including plural first irradiation units that irradiate an irradiation target area on a surface to be irradiated with light beams and are disposed in a specific direction, and plural second irradiation units that irradiate an outside of the irradiation target area with light beams and are disposed at an outer side of the first irradiation units in the specific direction, wherein light beams emitted from two adjacent irradiation units among the plural first irradiation units and the plural second irradiation units are superimposed with each other in the specific direction, and a first irradiation width that is not superimposed with the light beam from the adjacent first irradiation unit is smaller than a second irradiation width that is not superimposed with the light beam from the other adjacent first irradiation unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062280

Fixing member, fixing device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a fixing member including an annular base material, and an innermost layer that is formed on an inner circumferential surface of the annular base material, the innermost layer including heat-resistant fibers.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062256

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

An electrostatic charge image developing carrier contains a core particle and a resin coat layer on a surface of the core particle, wherein the core particle has a bet specific surface area of from 0.05 m2/g to 0.10 m2/g, and the resin coat layer contains a nitrogen-containing (meth)acrylate resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062255

Curable toner compositions and processes

An emulsion aggregation toner composition includes toner particles including: an unsaturated polymeric resin, such as amorphous resins, crystalline resins, and combinations thereof; an optional colorant; an optional wax; an optional coagulant; and a photoinitiator. By optimizing the particle size of the emulsion, the aggregant concentration utilized in the emulsion aggregation process, and the solids content of the emulsion, toners may be produced capable of generating images with non-contact fusing that have high gloss.. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160062230

Method of aerosol printing a solder mask ink composition

A method of digitally printing a solder mask. The method includes providing a solder mask ink composition including: 1) a resin and 2) a solvent in an amount of at least 20% by weight relative to the total weight of the solder mask ink composition. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160060471

Solder mask ink composition

A solder mask ink composition is disclosed. The solder mask ink composition includes an epoxy resin; a solvent in an amount of at least 20% by weight relative to the total weight of the solder mask ink composition; and optionally a non-ionic surfactant. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160060457

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes butadiene rubber particles having an average particle diameter in a range of 1 μm to 2 μm, and an acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer resin.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160060456

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition contains an aromatic polycarbonate resin, an aromatic polyester resin, an acrylic triblock copolymer composed of a polymer block containing an acrylic acid ester unit and a polymer block containing a methacrylic acid ester unit, a glycidyl group-containing polyethylene copolymer, an organic phosphorus flame retardant, and a flame retardant antidrip agent.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160060455

Resin composition and resin molded article

A resin composition includes a low molecular polycarbonate resin having a weight average molecular weight from 20,000 to 40,000, a high molecular polycarbonate resin having a weight average molecular weight from 50,000 to 70,000, and a polyethylene terephthalate resin having an iv value from 0.5 to 0.8, wherein a weight ratio between a content of the low molecular polycarbonate resin and a content of the high molecular polycarbonate resin is in a range of 30:70 to 70:30.. . ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160059583

Drying device and image forming apparatus

There is provided a drying device including a plurality of surface-emitting laser elements each having a plurality of laser elements and arranged along a feeding direction of a recording medium. First power supplying pads are respectively provided at both ends of an electrode on a laser illumination surface of each surface-emitting laser element in a width direction of the recording medium and a second power supplying pad is provided at one end of the electrode on a backside of each surface-emitting laser element in the feeding direction. ... Xerox Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160059173

Gas purification device and image forming apparatus

A gas purification device includes an inflow port provided in an upper part of the gas purification device in a gravitational direction so that gas flows therein, a removing member that removes powder contained in the gas when the gas passes through the removing member, the removing member being disposed at a position such as not to overlap with the inflow port when viewed from above in the gravitational direction, and an outflow port provided in a lower part of the gas purification device in the gravitational direction so that the gas flows out therefrom after passing through the removing member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160057413

Robust colorimetric processing method for paper based sensors

The present disclosure proposes a colorimetric method that couples sensor design with image processing to enable automated evaluation of test results obtained by paper-based sensors. The proposed method can match ink color and dye used in colorimetric reaction in terms of their absorption in spectral range (e.g., red, green, blue). ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160057307

Image reading apparatus and medium

Provided is an image reading apparatus, including a reading portion which reads an image and generates gradation values of each pixel, a calculation portion which calculates a coefficient group that allows the gradation values of each pixel generated as the reading portion reads a reference image, to be close to the gradation values of the pixels which correspond to image data forming the reference image, divides plural regions including an overlapped part in which the reference images are overlapped with each other, and calculates the coefficient group in each region, and a correction portion which corrects the gradation values of each pixel generated as the reading portion reads a correction target image, and corrects the gradation values of the correction target which correspond to the gradation values of the pixels of the overlapped part using the coefficient group.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160057177

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

A server device includes a registering unit, a providing unit, and a receiving unit. The registering unit registers a user or a guest as a user or a guest of the server device. ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160056080

Semiconductor piece manufacturing method and substrate dicing method

A semiconductor piece manufacturing method includes: a process of forming a groove on a front surface side including a first groove portion having a first width from a front surface of a substrate and a second groove portion that is positioned in a lower part that communicates with the first groove portion and has a second width larger than the first width; and a process of forming a groove on a rear surface side having a width greater than the first width along the second groove portion from a rear surface of the substrate by a rotating cutting member.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160055477

Mobile payment solution for self-service multi-function printer

A system and method incorporating a multi-function printer (mfp), a mobile device and a server to effect payment of mfp services. The mfp generates and displays a session prepayment code containing identification information for the mfp and for a specific session initiated by a user. ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160055180

Non-transitory recording medium, information processing device, and method

A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process that includes storing keywords related to a template image for every template image, acquiring a search result of information on the internet that includes information of a location and a time that correspond to image capture location information and image capture time information included in photo image data, and selecting a stored template image with related keywords that are highly relevant to a keyword group included in the search result as a template image relevant to the photo image data.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160055151

Control device, non-transitory computer readable medium, and control method

A control device includes a first memory, a receiving unit, a second memory, an acquiring unit, and an output unit. The first memory stores therein a specific directory and an acquisition destination of data in an external storage device on a network in association with each other. ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160055127

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

A display control device includes a memory controller, a display controller, and a notification unit. The memory controller causes a document file managed by a document management apparatus to be stored in a memory. ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054954

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

An image processing apparatus includes an identifier that: (i) calculates, between multiple items of first document data and multiple items of second document data, a first degree of similarity of a pair of each page of the first document data and each page of the second document data, based on a page order of the first and second document data, (ii) extracts a pair of pages of which a second degree of similarity is calculated based on the first degree of similarity, and calculates the second degree of similarity of the extracted pair of pages based on images of the first and second document data, and (iii) identifies a page of the second document data that corresponds to a page of the first document data, based on the second degree of similarity.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054906

Terminal apparatus and analysis system

An editor edits an arrangement of a plurality of pictograms in a display area, the pictograms corresponding to functions to be executed. A generator generates hysteresis information indicating a hysteresis of the edit. ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054685

Belt circling device, transfer device, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a belt circling device including a belt supported to be capable of circling by plural rotating members provided rotatably on side plates, a displacement member that is displaced while being in contact with the belt, a correction unit that includes a contact member that is in contact with the belt on an upstream side or on a downstream side from the displacement member in a circling direction of the belt and a movement section that causes the contact member to be movable in an intersecting direction intersecting with the circling direction and that corrects a deviation of the moving belt, and a connection member that is provided on the side plate, is displaced with respect to the side plate with following the displacement member, and connects the displacement member and the movement section to each other.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054673

Charging roll, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

Provided is a charging roll, including a core body, and an elastic layer that is disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the core body, wherein, with respect to an approximation curve that extends an outer curve of the axial direction of the core body of an outer circumferential surface in a region other than both end portions of the outermost layer up to both end portions of the outermost layer, a maximum increase amount of the outer curve in both end portions of the outermost layer is equal to or less than 60 μm, and wherein a coefficient of friction of the outer circumferential surface at a position showing the maximum increase amount of the outer curve in both end portions of the outermost layer is equal to or less than 0.3, and a variation amount of the coefficient of friction is equal to or less than 30%.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054229

Paper sensing and analytic service workflow methods and systems

This disclosure provides a workflow method and system associated with a paper-based sensor. Specifically, provided is a paper-based sensor workflow including printing of customized security sensing information and bio-reagents to produce a paper-based sensor, applying a test material, such as, but not limited to, blood, to the paper-based sensor, capturing an image of the paper-based sensor and performing a colorimetric process; and performing one or more analytics to produce results associated with the test material. ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160052211

Laminate shaping apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

Provided is a laminate shaping apparatus including an ultraviolet-ray source that applies ultraviolet rays a model material ejecting unit that ejects an ultraviolet curable model material a support material ejecting unit that ejects an ultraviolet curable support material which assists shaping of a three-dimensional shaped product which is shaped by the model material a driving unit that drives at least one of the ultraviolet-ray source, the model material ejecting unit, and the support material ejecting unit, and a shaping stand on which the three-dimensional shaped product is shaped, and a control unit that controls the model material ejecting unit, the ultraviolet-ray source, the driving unit, and the support material ejecting unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160051980

Design of paper sensor

The present disclosure proposes a design of a biomedical paper sensor which can determine the concentration of biological materials in fluids such as blood, urine, and saliva. The sensor contains a plurality of axially radiating test zones, each test zone separated from other test zones by wax ink barriers formed by a process that produces thin walls. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050325

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

An image reading apparatus includes the following elements. A reading unit reads an image from a recording medium. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050323

Image data storing device, method of storing image data and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program

An image data storing device includes: an image data obtaining unit that obtains image data; a storing unit that stores the image data obtained by the image data obtaining unit into any one of plural storage regions, to each of which a name is assigned; a reception unit that receives the name of the storage region in which the image data is stored from external equipment, the name being obtained by the external equipment that takes the image data from the storage region, and the name being set by a user; and a memory that stores the name received by the reception unit in association with the storage region.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050270

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

A communication terminal includes an attribute data acquisition unit that acquires attribute data indicating an attribute of real data if at least a single piece of the real data is added or updated as one of content items on a data memory, a notification controller that controls a notification unit to notify a user of the attribute indicated by the attribute data acquired by the attribute data acquisition unit, and a real data acquisition unit that acquires real data predetermined as an acquisition target by the communication terminal with the notification controller not notifying the user of the attribute indicated by the attribute data if the attribute indicated by the attribute data acquired by the attribute data acquisition unit matches the attribute of the predetermined real data.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050151

Method and apparatus for ripple rate sensitive and bottleneck aware resource adaptation for real-time streaming workflows

A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus for adapting resources of the cluster of nodes for a real-time streaming workflow are disclosed. For example, the method receives a notification that a node of the cluster of nodes associated with an instance of a process of the real-time streaming workflow is predicted to be a bottleneck, identifies a number of hops to send a resource statement when the bottleneck is predicted that minimizes a ripple effect associated with transmitting the resource statement, transmits the resource statement to at least one or more nodes of the cluster of nodes within the number of hops, receives a response from one of the at least one or more nodes within the cluster of nodes and adapts a resource usage to the at least one of the one or more nodes within the cluster of nodes that the response was received from.. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160049333

Design method of tip shape of cutting member, semiconductor chip manufacturing method, circuit board, and electronic apparatus

A design method includes a process of preparing plural cutting members having different degrees of taper in a tip portion thereof, a process of preparing plural grooves on a front surface side having the same shape, a process of confirming a breakage status when a groove on a rear surface side is formed by the plural cutting members, and a process of selecting, when it is confirmed that both of a cutting member that causes breakage and a cutting member that does not cause the breakage are included, the degree of taper of the cutting member that does not cause the breakage as a tip shape of a cutting member to be used in a mass production process.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048971

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A data processing apparatus includes an analyzer and a controller. The analyzer analyzes data in plural regions of target data to thereby determine, for each region, a block size to be applied as a unit of processing of data in the region. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048887

Systems and methods for gaining knowledge about aspects of social life of a person using visual content associated with that person

Systems and methods to analyze a person's social media photos or videos, such as those posted on twitter, facebook, instagram, etc. And determine properties of their social life. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048748

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

An image processing apparatus includes a first authentication unit, an accepting unit, and a second authentication unit. The first authentication unit obtains, from a terminal apparatus, information regarding a user who uses the image processing apparatus, and performs first authentication of the user by using the obtained information. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048746

Color managed printing system

A system and method for color management of a color printer for correcting color drift using a single unified calibration tone reproduction curve (trc). The unified calibration trc may be applied to destination profiles for all halftones during printing. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048647

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

An information processing apparatus includes an extracting unit and a generating unit. The extracting unit extracts a clinical path format for a medical condition of a target patient in accordance with medical-condition identification information enabling identification of the medical condition and region identification information enabling identification of a region to which the patient belongs. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048646

Integrated health savings account methods and systems

An integrated health savings account system which provides electronic (real-time or batch) interconnection between a health plan claims administrator and an individual healthcare spending account. An accountholder presents an identification card to a healthcare provider or pharmacy in order to receive treatment or obtain prescription drugs. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048530

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

An information processing apparatus includes a first display controller, an accepting unit, a grouping unit, and a memory controller. The first display controller controls a display to display plural images representing respective files. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048360

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

An image processing apparatus includes an image processing unit, a use authority information acquisition unit, and a transmission controller. The image processing unit processes an image in accordance with an instruction from a terminal apparatus. ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048097

Image forming method

An image forming method includes forming an unfixed toner image on a recording medium using a toner that contains a carboxyl group-containing resin having a carboxyl group and an oxazoline group-containing resin having an oxazoline group, fixing the unfixed toner image to the recording medium to form a fixed toner image, and performing a heat treatment on the fixed toner image at a temperature higher than or equal to a fixing temperature.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048095

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes four first imaging units that use standard toners for colors of yellow, magenta, cyan, and black, respectively, a second imaging unit that uses a toner having a particle size smaller than a smallest one of particle sizes of the four standard toners, and a transfer unit that transfers first images formed by the respective first imaging units and a second image formed by the second imaging unit to a recording medium such that the first images are provided on the recording medium and the second image is provided on the first images.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160046079

Ultra-violet curable gel ink and process

A process including depositing a non-curable wax to form a mold; depositing one or more layers of an ultra-violet curable phase change gellant ink onto the mold; curing the ink layers; and removing the mold. A process including an ink set comprising a plurality of differently colored curable phase change inks, wherein each ink of the ink set comprises an ink vehicle, a gelling agent, a pigment, and a dispersant, wherein the dispersant is identical in each colored ink and the dispersant is present in a substantially same amount in each colored ink; combining at least two inks from the set prior to depositing; melting the at least two inks; mixing the at least two inks to form a custom color ink; depositing one or more layers of the custom color ink onto the mold; curing the one or more layers; and removing the mold.. ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044469

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

. . A non-transitory computer readable medium stores a program causing a computer to execute a process for transmission and reception of media data including at least one of audio data and video data among multiple terminal apparatuses connected via a network. The process includes receiving a transmission request for the media data from at least one terminal apparatus among the multiple terminal apparatuses; receiving a reception request for the media data from at least one terminal apparatus among the multiple terminal apparatuses; and establishing a communication path to transmit the media data between a terminal apparatus that has made the transmission request among the multiple terminal apparatuses and at least one of terminal apparatuses that have made the reception request among the multiple terminal apparatuses, in a case where the total number of terminal apparatuses that have made the transmission request is less than or equal to a predetermined set value.. ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044204

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

An image processing apparatus includes a difference detector that detects a difference between two images according to a set detection condition, a receiving unit that receives the two images as comparison targets and a target difference image that is desirable in difference detection of the two images, and a setting unit that selects a detection condition from predetermined detection conditions and sets the selected detection condition in the difference detector, the selected detection condition causing a difference image that is acquired by the difference detector from the two images received by the receiving unit to be closer to the target difference image.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044202

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

An image reading apparatus includes a reading unit that reads a plurality of colors in a document, a relative movement unit that causes the reading unit and the document to make a relative movement in a first scanning direction, and an output unit that outputs color information at an interval, the color information indicating whether the document read by the reading unit is chromatic, the interval being longer in the first scanning direction than a length in the first scanning direction of a color misregistration, the color misregistration being expected to occur in an image if a speed of the relative movement fluctuates owing to a unique performance characteristic of the relative movement unit, the image being obtained as a result of reading by the reading unit.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160044183

Fax maintenance system and method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

A fax maintenance system includes a fax machine. The fax machine includes an operation fault detector and an output unit. ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160043959

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

An information terminal 10 successively receives a plurality of packets that configure distribution data from an information distribution server 20, and requests the information distribution server 20 to change a bit rate of the packets that configure the distribution data, if it is judged that congestion occurs in communication with the information distribution server 20 based on a change in time interval from transmission to reception of each of the successively received packets, and if it is judged that a packet loss rate, which is a rate of a loss packet corresponding to a loss included in the packets transmitted from the information distribution server 20 and calculated based on the successively received packets, is increased as compared with a value obtained by multiplying a packet loss rate before the packets that configure the distribution data are received, by a predetermined weight.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160042997

Semiconductor piece manufacturing method

A semiconductor piece manufacturing method includes: a process of forming a fine groove on a front surface side including a first groove portion having a width that is gradually narrowed from a front surface of a semiconductor substrate w toward a rear surface thereof; a process of attaching a dicing tape having an adhesive layer on the front surface after the fine groove on the front surface side is formed; a process of forming a groove on a rear surface side having a width greater than the width of the fine groove on the front surface side along the fine groove on the front surface side from a rear surface side of the substrate by a rotating dicing blade; and a process of separating the dicing tape from the front surface after the groove on the rear surface side is formed.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160042497

Methods and systems for processing documents

Various embodiments for methods and systems for processing documents are disclosed. A size of at least a part of a content in an electronic document is determined. ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160042476

Methods and systems for remunerating crowdworkers

According to embodiments illustrated herein there is provided methods and systems implementable on a computing device for remunerating one or more crowdworkers. The method comprising allotting at least one crowdworker from the one or more crowdworkers with a first lottery ticket from a set of lottery tickets on completion of a task allocated to the at least one crowdworker. ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160042185

Information processing apparatus, storage medium, and information processing method

To provide an information processing apparatus and a display control program that each determine a risk level of data owned by the apparatus based on information obtained from plural sensors included in the apparatus, an information processing apparatus 1 includes a situation determining unit 102 that determines a situation of the information processing apparatus 1 based on information obtained from an acceleration sensor 12 and a voice sensor 13; a risk level determining unit 103 that determines a risk level based on a change with time of the situation; a display range limiting unit 104 that limits a display range of document information 111 in accordance with the risk level determined by the risk level determining unit 103; and a displaying unit 105 that displays the document information 111 for the display range limited by the display range limiting unit 104.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160041725

Information processing device and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information processing device includes a display and a controller. The display displays a setting screen containing a display element representing a setting item. ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160041489

Image forming apparatus and image forming unit

Provided is an image forming apparatus including an image holder that is provided to be rotatable, and a charging member that includes a charging member main body and a cover member, in which an outer circumferential surface of the cover member is disposed to be in contact with the image holder, and that charges the image holder, wherein a circumferential speed of one member of the rotating image holder and the rotating charging member main body is greater than a circumferential speed of the other member, and wherein the cover member moves to follow a movement of the one member at a contact portion where the cover member and the image holder come into contact with each other, and a portion of the cover member that is positioned on an upstream side of the contact portion is drawn toward a downstream side.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160039682

Silica particles and method of preparing the same

Provided are methods of preparing silica particles having two maximum values in number particle size distribution, wherein in the two maximum values, a particle size ratio (a maximum value of a small-size side/a maximum value of a large-size side) between a maximum value of a large-size side and a maximum value of a small-size side is from 0.02 to 0.3, and a number ratio (a number of silica particles having a maximum value of the small-size side/number of silica particles having a maximum value of the large-size side) is from 1 to 100, and particles within a range of 10% from the large-size side of the silica particles have an average circularity of from 0.65 to 0.90 and an average shrinkage ratio of from 10 to 50.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160039205

Flex circuit board with topographical structures to facilitate fluid flow through the layer

A flex circuit board provides islands of electrically isolated material surrounding openings in the flex circuit board to preserve fluid integrity of passageways passing through an electrically insulating layer of the flex circuit board. The electrically isolated islands surround exits of the passageways through the electrically insulating material and extend the passageways through an electrically conductive layer of the flex circuit board. ... Xerox Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160037071

Automatic mobile photo capture using video analysis

A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance. ... Xerox Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160036711

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

An information terminal 10b receives plural udp packets each having a predetermined data size and sequentially transmitted at a predetermined time interval in a predetermined order; extracts pairs of the udp packets, in which each of a transmission order and a reception order is continuous and the transmission order and the reception order match with each other, from among the received udp packets; calculates an evaluation value for evaluation of a delay state of a communication path between an information terminal 10a and the information terminal 10b based on comparison between a reception time interval of the packets in each of the extracted pairs of the udp packets and the predetermined time interval; and judges whether a bit rate of the udp packets is available or unavailable based on comparison between the calculated evaluation value and a threshold.. . ... Xerox Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160035037

Method and system for detecting uninsured motor vehicles

A video sequence can be continuously acquired at a predetermined frame rate and resolution by an image capturing unit installed at a location. A video frame can be extracted from the video sequence when a vehicle is detected at an optimal position for license plate recognition by detecting a blob corresponding to the vehicle and a virtual line on an image plane. ... Xerox Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160033905

Systems and methods for implementing advanced stripping of image receiving media substrates in image forming devices

A system and method are provided implementing advanced stripping of image receiving media substrates, including substrates involved in any cut-sheet image forming process in an image forming device that includes a pressure nip necessitating an ability to reliably remove the sheets of image receiving media substrate from a conformable belt and/or roller surface. An appropriate peel force is applied to and opposite side of the image receiving media substrate that effectively peels an image receiving media substrate and image combination from an intermediate transfer belt downstream of a conformable transfer nip. ... Xerox Corporation