Patent Number: 7,272,737

Title: Image processing device, method for saving power consumption of the image processing device, and a computer product

Abstract: The image processing device comprises a first function block section formed of functional blocks which require a supply of power so as to maintain the image processing device in an operating state when the power supply is on, and a second function block section formed of functional blocks which need not be supplied with the power so as to maintain the image processing device in an operating state even when the power supply is on. The supply of power to the second function block section can be stopped when desired, while continuing the supply of power to the first function block section, thereby saving the power.

Inventors: Oteki; Sugitaka (Tokyo, JP), Takahashi; Yuji (Kanagawa, JP), Namizuka; Yoshiyuki (Kanagawa, JP), Miyazaki; Hideto (Kanagawa, JP), Nomizu; Yasuyuki (Kanagawa, JP), Kawamoto; Hiroyuki (Kanagawa, JP), Ishii; Rie (Tokyo, JP), Tone; Takeharu (Tokyo, JP), Fukuda; Hiroaki (Kanagawa, JP), Miyazaki; Shinya (Tokyo, JP), Yoshizawa; Fumio (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: G06F 1/32 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00