Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
  • Patent number: 8349834
    Abstract: This invention relates to certain unsaturated fatty acid derivatives of therapeutically active 1,3-dioxolane nucleoside analogues and to pharmaceutical formulations containing them. The said derivatives fall within formula (I). Compounds of formula (I) can be used in the treatment of a cancerous disease, including solid tumors and haematological cancers such as leukaemias, lymphomas and multiple myelomas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Clavis Pharma AS
    Inventors: Finn Myhren, Marit Liland Sandvold, Steinar Hagen, Ole Henrik Eriksen
  • Patent number: 8351813
    Abstract: The device comprises a first power supply 204 supplying electric power in the normal mode, a second power supply 203 supplying electric power in the power-saving mode, a first switching unit 211 switching between supplying and stopping the supply of electric power from an external power supply to the first power supply, a second switching unit 502 switching between supplying and stopping the supply of electric power outputted from the first power supply 204, a control unit controlling the first switching unit 211 and second switching unit 501 using electric power supplied from the second power supply. In the power-saving mode, the first switching unit stops the supply of electric power from the external power supply to the first power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Minoru Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8351719
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus which decodes externally received encoded image information includes a storage unit which stores the image information. The image decoding apparatus includes a first decoding unit which receives, from the storage unit, image data to be decoded and reference data, and decodes the target image data. The image decoding apparatus includes a second decoding unit which receives the image data decoded by the first decoding unit, receives, from the storage unit, image data to be decoded based on the decoded image data, and decodes the image data received from the storage unit. The image decoding apparatus includes a decoding control unit which controls the first and second decoding units to repetitively execute decoding of image data in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 8350868
    Abstract: A method of compositing a plurality of graphic objects with a compositing buffer, is disclosed. The plurality of graphic objects forming a group is attenuated by group opacity and is composited from a top object to a bottom object. Based on a first mask and the group opacity, a second mask is generated. The first mask stores a remaining possible contribution for further graphic objects below and including the plurality of graphic objects. The plurality of graphic objects in a top down order is processed. In particular, for each graphic object of the plurality of graphic objects: (a) a contribution value for the graphic object using the second mask is determined, the contribution value representing a contribution of the graphic object to the compositing buffer; (b) a colour value of the graphic object is composited with the compositing buffer using the contribution value; and (c) the second mask is updated using the contribution value. The first mask is then updated using the second mask and the group opacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Albert Chang, Bin Liao, Cameron Murray Edwards, Scott Bradley
  • Patent number: 8351833
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes an excitation coil; an image heating member for heating an image on a recording material by heat generated by a magnetic flux of the excitation coil; a core disposed opposed to the coil; a moving device for moving the core between a first position in which the core is opposed to the excitation coil and a second position in which the core is remoter from the excitation coil than the first position; and an air blower for blowing air into a space between the core and the excitation coil, the space being provided by moving the core to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Koshida
  • Patent number: 8352763
    Abstract: Provided is technology for enabling power saving control that allows a change of control content according to a user selection in a power control system that saves power consumed by an information processing apparatus. The power control system of the present invention include an image processing apparatus 102 as an example of the information processing apparatus and a power consumption management apparatus 106 that manages the amount of power consumption of the image processing apparatus 102. The image processing apparatus 102, in power saving control based on a control mode according to the amount of power consumption, if execution of a job instructed by a user is restricted depending on a power saving setting received from the power consumption management apparatus 106, changes control content of the control mode to content that has been determined as a substitution for the control content for allowing the job to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryotaro Imine, Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8349145
    Abstract: The present invention provides the technology for burying metal even in a fine concave portion such as trench and via. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a vapor of the metal as the objective material, a gas containing halogen for etching the metal, and a metal halide vapor made up of the metal element and the halogen element are supplied to the substrate, which thus forms a metal halide layer in the concave portion, and thereby deposits the metal under the metal halide layer. The procedure can achieve the above object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Anelva Corporation
    Inventors: Suguru Noda, Satoshi Takashima
  • Patent number: 8349640
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an image sensor having a plurality of pixels, each pixel having a photoelectric converter including an accumulation region, and a transfer gate, the accumulation region extending under a corresponding transfer gate, the plurality of pixels including a plurality of pixel groups, each pixel group including N adjacent pixels, and the channels of the N adjacent pixels, in each pixel group, being configured to transfer the charges of the N adjacent pixels away from each other, the method comprising a step of forming a resist pattern having one opening corresponding to each pixel group, and a step of forming a charge accumulation region for each of the N adjacent pixels by implanting ions into a substrate through the one opening of the resist pattern along N ion implantation directions so as to implant the ions under the transfer gate of each of the N adjacent pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehiko Soda
  • Patent number: 8352076
    Abstract: A robot with a camera includes a hand with a finger, a camera disposed on the hand, a robot arm including the hand, and a control portion which searches for a work based on an image obtained by the camera and controls the robot arm. In addition, a unit detects a velocity of the camera, and a unit detects a position of the camera relative to a predicted stopping position of the camera. The control portion permits the camera to take the image used for searching for the work, when the velocity of the camera takes a preset velocity threshold value or lower and the position of the camera relative to the predicted stopping position takes a preset position threshold value or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Someya
  • Patent number: 8351515
    Abstract: A plurality of items of content whose meaning content is the same and quality is different is acquired from a plurality of acquisition routes and managed as a single group. Each item of content in this group is analyzed, an evaluation value of each item of content is calculated from the results of analysis and content to be deleted is determined based upon the evaluation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Kuroki
  • Patent number: 8350942
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a photoelectric conversion unit for generating and accumulating an electric charge according to an incident light, a floating diffusion for accumulating electric charges, a transfer transistor for transferring electric charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit to the floating diffusion unit, and a reset transistor for resetting a voltage according to electric charges accumulated in the floating diffusion unit. In addition, a drive circuit intermittently applies to a gate of the transfer transistor a pulse having a first potential which is intermediate between a transfer potential for transferring electric charges and a non-transfer potential for disabling transfer of electric charges and applies to a gate of the reset transistor a second potential lower than the potential of the pulse for resetting voltage of the floating diffusion unit and higher than the first potential, during accumulation of electric charges in the photoelectric conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mahito Shinohara
  • Patent number: 8349978
    Abstract: The invention provides a block polymer capable of being used as a molecular wire facilitating injection of carriers between itself and an electrode, and a device in which electrodes are bridged by one molecule. The block polymer has a main chain composed of polyacetylene having a spiral structure, and includes a coating insulating block and a conductive block. The coating insulating block has a polyacetylene unit structure having alkyl chains at its side chains through functional groups, the alkyl chains being arranged in a direction parallel to the major axis of the main chain. The conductive block has a polyacetylene unit structure having hydrogen atoms at its side chains through functional groups, the hydrogen atoms being arranged in a direction parallel to the major axis of the main chain. The device has the above-mentioned block polymer, and two or more electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeyuki Sone, Otto Albrecht, Koji Yano, Sotomitsu Ikeda, Yoichi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 8351808
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a rotatable belt member; a toner image forming unit which forms a toner image on the belt member; a first detection unit which detects the density of the toner image transferred to the belt member; a plurality of position marks which detects a position in the circumferential direction of the belt member; a second detection unit which detects the position marks; a calculation unit which calculates the position in the circumferential direction of the belt member based on a detection result of the second detection unit; and an adjustment unit which adjusts toner image forming conditions of the toner image forming unit based on the output of the first detection unit and the circumferential direction position calculated by the calculation unit; wherein the shape of each of the plurality of position marks is different at each circumferential direction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akio Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8350897
    Abstract: The position and orientation of the viewpoint of the observer are acquired (2030), the moving amount of a movable part is acquired (2032), a movable part of a virtual object is moved based on the moving amount of the movable part of a physical object, and an image which is observed from the viewpoint of the observer is generated (2040).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takaaki Endo, Taichi Matsui, Hideo Noro
  • Patent number: 8351740
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of estimating a geometrical relationship between a first image (101) and a second image (102), wherein the second image (102) includes a noise component. The method determines a location and size of each one of a plurality of image patches (201), based on the noise component included in the second image (102) and correlation information derived from the first image (101). The method then identifies a plurality of first image areas in the first image and a corresponding plurality of second image areas in the second image, based on the location and size of each one of the plurality of image patches. Each first image area of the first image (101) corresponds to a related second image area of the second image (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tuan Quang Pham, Stephen James Hardy
  • Patent number: 8351809
    Abstract: When glossiness in an area designated by a user was adjusted, the glossiness adjustment was achieved by exchanging a plurality of toners having different glass transition points. Thus, the user was required to select an appropriate toner when the glossiness in the area designated by the user was adjusted. Further, the user took some time or effort to set the selected toner every glossiness adjustment. In the present invention, how to adjust the glossiness in the area designated by the user is obtained as mode information and on the basis of the obtained mode, control is effected so that a transparent image is selectively formed in the area designated by the user or an image formable area except for the area designated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taichi Takemura
  • Patent number: 8351097
    Abstract: Erroneous determination of an image caused by color shift is prevented. Image data is divided in a sub-scanning direction into a first region where color shift hardly occurs and a second region where color shift easily occurs. There are detected a first color line drawing extending in a main-scanning direction in the first region, a second color line drawing extending in the main-scanning direction and having a width larger than that of the first color line drawing in the second region, and a third color line drawing extending in the sub-scanning direction in the image data. On the basis of the detected first, second, and third color line drawings, it is determined whether a document is a color document or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideo Sato
  • Patent number: 8348266
    Abstract: The skew-feeding correcting apparatus of the present invention includes an abutment portion which is disposed to a conveying path to convey a sheet and to which a top end of the sheet is abutted to correct skew feeding of the sheet, a movement portion which moves the abutment portion in a sheet width direction perpendicular to a sheet conveyance direction, and a controller which controls driving of the movement portion to move the abutment portion to a position where a corner part of the sheet is not to be abutted to the abutment portion before the top end of the sheet is abutted to the abutment portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Deno
  • Patent number: 8351691
    Abstract: A method of text extraction in color compound documents is described. The method connects similarly colored pixels of an image of a color compound document into connected components (CCs); classifies each CC as either text or non-text; refines the text CC classification for each text CC using global color context statistics; groups text CCs into text blocks; recovers misclassified non-text CCs into a nearby text block; and removes extraneous CCs from each text block using local color context statistics to thereby provide the extracted text in the text blocks. Also described is a method of locating graphics objects in a color compound document image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yu-Ling Chen, Ping Liu, Trevor Lee McDonell
  • Patent number: 8351728
    Abstract: Filter processing is performed on an image, in which a filter kernel having coefficients corresponding to positions of pixels is applied at a target pixel position and to sample pixels positioned in the neighborhood of the target pixel position. A bin is assigned to each unique coefficient of the filter kernel. A mask having respective positions corresponding to the positions of the filter kernel is created. Each respective position of the mask indexes to the bin for the coefficient corresponding to that position. The mask is positioned at the target pixel position, and the respective pixel value of each sample pixel is accumulated in the bin corresponding to the position of the sample pixel in the mask. The accumulated pixel values in each respective bin are multiplied by the coefficient corresponding to the bin. The resultant products are summed to determine a filtered pixel value at the target pixel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Allison Bajo