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Condition monitoring system and method
Embodiments of a condition monitoring system and method provide an interface with visual aids that facilitate diagnosis of problems on an asset (e.g., a...
Maintenance information device, condition sensor for use therein and
method which can be carried out therewith...
A maintenance information device and method for performing condition-based maintenance by monitoring of the condition of a technical system using a sensor. In...
Hybrid architecture and method for absolute position to quadrature
synthesis for motion detection and control
A motor-based position system includes one or more motors having a rotor. The system further includes a motor controller. The motor controller is ...
Conveyor jam detection system and method
A conveyor jam detection system and method includes a distance detector located on one side of a conveyor oriented to detect the distance from the detector to...
Dynamic compensation in advanced process control
A method of semiconductor fabrication is provided. The method includes providing a model for a device parameter of a wafer as a function of first and second...
Numerical control method and numerical control device of machine tool
A numerical control device which controls a feed axis of a machine tool has a storage unit which divides a range of movement of the feed axis into a plurality...
Using visual cues to improve appliance audio recognition
Appliance systems and methods for using visual cues to improve appliance audio recognition are provided. One example method performed by an appliance includes...
Numerical control device including display part for displaying information
for evaluation of machining process
A numerical control device according to the present invention includes a display part for displaying a program coordinate and a command coordinate such that...
Anthropomorphic control of lighting and other output conditions
An example of an intelligent lighting device or system is configured to control one or more parameters of light output, such as intensity, shape or...
Plant control systems and methods
Systems and methods provided herein. In one embodiment, a system includes an advisory system including a loss computation engine configured to derive a total...
Sheet punching device with humidifier
A sheet processing apparatus is described which is used to process a sheet transferred from an image forming apparatus such as a copying machine. A sheet...
Safety switching device for the failsafe shutdown of an electrical load
A safety switching device for the failsafe shutdown of an electrical load has at least one input circuit for receiving an input signal from a signaling device...
Apparatus for controlling the operation of a machine, locking insert for
such an apparatus, and associated...
An apparatus (1) for controlling the operation of a machine (3) includes a device for monitoring the status of a safety device (2), in particular a safety...
Power generator, timepiece, and method for manufacturing power generator
A power generator includes a photocell having a sheet-like shape provided with an opening therethrough and another photocell having a sheet-like shape that is...
Smart watch and control method for the same
Discussed are a smart watch and a control method for the same, which provide a notification indicating events, which are scheduled to occur later on the basis...
Annular time-to-digital converter and method thereof
An annular time-to-digital converter includes a pulse shaper that shapes an input start pulse and an input stop pulse to form fixed-width pulses for output. The...
Split-seconds device with epicycloidal train for a timepiece
A split-seconds device with epicycloidal train for a timepiece. The device includes a split-seconds pinion which carries a fly-back hand and is mounted to...
Tuning fork oscillator for timepieces
A timepiece oscillator including a resonator formed by a tuning fork which includes at least two mobile oscillating parts, fixed to a connection element by...
True perpetual calendar device
Calendar mechanism for timepieces, displaying the duration of the current month and comprising a month cam whose periphery is accessible to a feeler-spindle of...
Multi-layer body, method for producing it, and production of forgery-proof
documents using said multi-layer body
A multi-layer body includes a carrier film, a release layer, an embossed hologram layer, and a vapor-plated reflection layer. An adhesive layer is UV activated...
Image forming apparatus including coupling member selectively coupled to
An image forming apparatus includes a main body, endless belt, photosensitive drums, setting unit, contacting/separating mechanism, transmitting mechanism, and...
Cartridge, mounting method for coupling member, and disassembling method
for coupling member
A cartridge is detachably mountable to a main assembly of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus. The cartridge includes coupling member that is...
Image forming apparatus including a support member with wavelike portions
having a wave shape
The support member is provided at an intermediate portion thereof in a longitudinal direction with the wavelike portions having a wave shape when viewed from a...
Collecting toner container and image forming apparatus using the same
Provided are a collecting toner container that is detachably attached to a main body of an image forming apparatus so as to collect and store toner; an opening...
Cleaning device and electrophotographic image forming apparatus having the
A cleaning device configured to remove a developing agent from a photosensitive body, and an electrophotographic image forming apparatus including the cleaning...
Support member, image carrier, and image forming apparatus
A support member supported in a cylinder included in an image carrier includes a separation-space-defining portion that is arranged at a certain position in a...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus is provided, including an apparatus body; an image forming unit to form an image on a sheet member; and a sheet ejection container...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier that carries a developer image, a carrying part that carries a medium; and a guide part that forms a...
Image forming apparatus capable of limiting range of operation during
maintenance, control method therefor, and...
An image forming apparatus for preventing unauthorized manipulations of maintenance setting items by a service person includes a plurality of setting items...
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes a determiner for determining whether to execute a first image formation in an acquisition mode, in which an image forming...
Image forming apparatus with sound generating unit
An image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body having an inner sheet-output space provided between an image forming unit and an image reading unit...
Fixing device with back-up member and nip forming member including a
projecting portion projecting toward the...
A fixing device includes: a cylindrical film; a nip forming member; and a back-up member for forming a nip. The nip forming member includes a projected portion....
The present teachings provide a fuser member. The fuser member includes a substrate layer. The substrate layer substrate layer includes a polyimide having...
Belt fixing device having moisture absorbing member and image forming
According to one embodiment, a fixing device includes a cylinder-shaped rotatable fixing belt and a pressurizing rotating member which is arranged so as to face...
A fixing device includes a film, a heater contacting the film which has a substrate, a first heat generating segment on a first surface of the substrate, and a...
Temperature-measuring device that measures temperature of sheet, and
image-forming apparatus using the same
An image-forming apparatus contains a control portion, a thermopile sensor, a temperature sensor, a fan, a heater, a guide plate temperature detection sensor,...
Image processing device and image processing method
An image processing device has a first supplying portion that supplies a sheet on which an image is fixed previously. A removing portion removes the image...
Heater control unit and image forming apparatus
Provided is a heater controlling unit that includes: a power factor correction circuit configured to convert a first alternating-current voltage supplied from a...
Image forming apparatus controlling temperature of fixing portion in image
formation mode and in standby modes
An image forming apparatus comprising sheet cassettes accommodating different kinds of sheets, respectively; an image forming station for forming images on the...
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...
Fixing device of an image forming apparatus that utilizes edge detections
for heat shield positional determinations
A fixing device includes: a fixing member; an opposing member that provides a fixing nip with the fixing member; a heating unit that heats the fixing member; a...
Image forming apparatus and transfer power supply controlling method
An image forming apparatus including an image carrier, a transfer member, an application circuit and a controller configured to acquire a transfer resistance...
Developing device including housing having first frame that supports
agitation member and second frame jointed...
A developing device includes: an agitation member including an agitation film; and a housing including a first frame and a second frame jointed to the first...
Image forming apparatus
Provided is an image forming apparatus including: a holding member holding a toner container with a discharge port, and a shutter opening/closing the discharge...
System for determining the open or closed state of a toner cartridge
An electrophotographic image forming device according to one example embodiment includes a toner cartridge removably installable in the image forming device....
Toner cartridge having a shutter lock mechanism
A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a body having a reservoir for storing toner. The body has an outlet port in fluid communication...
Toner cartridge having a movable projection for providing installation
feedback to an image forming device
A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a housing having a toner reservoir. An outlet port faces downward on a front of the housing near...
Toner level sensing for a replaceable unit of an image forming device
A method for programming memory of a replaceable unit of an electrophotographic image forming device according to one example embodiment includes determining an...
Using accumulated pixel counting to assess solid area density performance
to enable automatic density...
This disclosure provides a method and system to adjust pixel density based on a weight and an accumulated pixel count of a printer cartridge. According to an...
Developing device and image forming apparatus
A developing device includes a developer carrying body, a layer thickness limiting portion, and a rotation control portion. The layer thickness limiting portion...