Patents Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 10153945
    Abstract: When data subjected to synchronous communication is changed while an information processing apparatus is set in a stop mode in which synchronous communication with a server is stopped, it is determined whether to synchronize the changed data and data in the server. When it is determined to synchronize the changed data and the data in the server, the changed data is transmitted to the server by synchronous communication even if the stop mode is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Daisuke Shibata
  • Patent number: 10154459
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate in a first communication mode in which a memory of the communication apparatus is accessed by another communication apparatus, a detection unit configured to detect an access from the another communication apparatus to the memory of the communication apparatus, and a shift unit configured to shift an operation mode of the communication apparatus in response to a condition including at least the access to the memory detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Hamada
  • Patent number: 10154036
    Abstract: An authorization delegation system includes a resource server that provides a service and an authorization server that performs authorization delegation for authorizing a cooperation server, which is a client apparatus, access to user data that the resource server has based on authorization information. The authorization server receives an authorization delegation request for requesting the authorization delegation, and retrieves a refresh token based on the received authorization delegation request. Additionally, the authorization server determines whether or not the retrieved refresh token is valid, and if it is determined that the refresh token is valid, invalidates the refresh token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hayato Matsugashita
  • Patent number: 10154206
    Abstract: A monitoring camera can make communication with a client apparatus through an IP network. The monitoring camera includes an image capturing unit that captures an image of an object, a compressing and encoding unit that overlays overlay information on the captured image, and a communication unit that transmits transparency information indicative of whether or not a transparency can be set for each of a first portion and a second portion of the overlay information, which is overlaid by the compressing and encoding unit, to the client apparatus via the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryuuji Nagaike
  • Patent number: 10154221
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a plurality of pixels each of which outputs at least one of an imaging signal and a ranging signal and performs a first readout operation that reads the imaging signal from a first pixel group of the plurality of pixels, and a second readout operation that, after the first readout operation and before a readout operation for next acquiring the imaging signal, reads the ranging signal from a second pixel group of the plurality of pixels. In the first readout operation, the imaging signal is not read from a third pixel group of the plurality of pixels, in a period from a reset of the first pixel group to a next reset of the first pixel group, the third pixel group is reset, and the second pixel group is selected from the third pixel group based on the imaging signal read by the first readout operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaya Ogino, Satoshi Koizumi
  • Patent number: 10154237
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a transformation unit, an identification unit, a determination unit, and a processing unit. The transformation unit is configured to perform transformation processing on an input image based on a transformation parameter. The identification unit is configured to identify transformation information related to amounts of transformation respectively between a first plurality of coordinates on a transformed image generated based on the transformation processing and a second plurality of coordinates on the input image corresponding to the first plurality of coordinates. The determination unit is configured to determine a smoothing parameter related to an intensity of smoothing processing for each region of the transformed image based on the transformation information. The processing unit is configured to perform smoothing processing on an image based on the input image, based on the smoothing parameter for each region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsurou Kitashou, Hirokazu Isobe, Naoki Kojima
  • Patent number: 10154262
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprising an acquiring unit configured to acquire an encoding target block having a plurality of groups each including a predetermined number of pixels, a deciding unit configured to decide for each group a quantization parameter used to quantize image data of the group and an encoding scheme so that a code length of the encoding target block does not exceed a predetermined value, wherein the deciding unit selects, as the encoding scheme of a respective group, either of a first encoding scheme that outputs quantized image data and a second encoding scheme that outputs encoded data of a differential between quantized image data and prediction data, and an encoding unit configured to generate encoded data by encoding image data of the encoding target block in accordance with the quantization parameters and the encoding schemes decided for the respective groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Eishi Takeda, Yushi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10154170
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a display unit includes a processor and a memory storing instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the image processing apparatus to function as a detection unit that detects occurrence of a sheet jammed inside the image processing apparatus and a display control unit that displays a screen based on detection of the occurrence of the jammed sheet. The screen includes a first region for displaying work that a user carries out to remove jammed sheets from inside the image processing apparatus and a second region for displaying work that the user carries out after removing the jammed sheets from inside the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10150312
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a grouping unit configured to divide a plurality of sheets, each associated with a plurality of pages included in a processing target job into groups, and a control unit to control feeding of a sheet from a feeding unit onto a conveyance path and refeeding of a sheet that has been conveyed on the conveyance path onto the conveyance path. The grouping unit sets a group size that is not less than a maximum sheet size used in the processing target job, and the grouping unit decides the group of the predetermined page as the first group. The grouping unit also decides the group of the predetermined page as a second group different from the first group, and the control unit controls feeding and refeeding for each group grouped in the grouping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayoshi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10154172
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a stacker on which an envelope is to be stacked, an image forming device to form an image on the envelope conveyed from the stacker, an operation device to display a screen for prompting a user to set a size of the envelope and an orientation of the envelop to be stacked on the stacker. The orientation of the envelope accepted by the operation device is one of a first orientation, in which the flap and the body portion are aligned in a width direction that is orthogonal to a conveyance direction of the envelope, and a second orientation, in which the flap and the body portion are aligned in the conveyance direction of the envelope. A controller controls the operation device to display a guidance image based on the size of the envelope and the orientation of the envelope accepted by the operation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanobu Inui
  • Patent number: 10154216
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus acquires a light intensity distribution in an object space through image capturing using a plurality of pixels, sets a coefficient distribution that is a distribution of a coefficient corresponding to each of the plurality of pixels and is to be applied to the light intensity distribution, acquires object space information that is information on the object space and different from the light intensity distribution, sets first pixel group and second pixel groups that are different from each other in the plurality of pixels based on the object space information, and generates a combined image by combining a plurality of light intensity distributions obtained by applying the coefficient distributions to each of the plurality of pixels obtained with a plurality of image capturing conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihito Hiasa
  • Patent number: 10149639
    Abstract: A used photoacoustic apparatus includes: a light source capable of individually emitting light having a first wavelength at which absorption coefficients of oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin are equal and light having a second wavelength; an acoustic detector that receives acoustic waves generated when the light having the first and second wavelengths is absorbed by an object; an absorption coefficient distribution generator that determines absorption coefficient distributions of an object interior; a blood vessel position determining unit that determines a blood vessel position from an absorption coefficient distribution corresponding to the first wavelength; an organism characteristics distribution calculator that determines an organism characteristics distribution from the absorption coefficient distributions; and a trimming unit that trims the organism characteristics distribution in accordance with the blood vessel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiko Wada, Takuji Oishi
  • Patent number: 10150292
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head comprising a silicon substrate; an insulating layer A formed on a first surface of the silicon substrate, a protective layer A that includes metal oxide and is formed on the insulating layer A, the structure that is formed on the protective layer A by direct contact with the protective layer A, includes organic resin, and forms a part of a flow path for liquid, and an element that is formed on a second surface of the silicon substrate on a side opposite to the first surface, and is configured to generate energy used for discharging the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryoji Kanri, Yoshiyuki Fukumoto, Atsunori Terasaki, Tetsushi Ishikawa, Masaya Uyama
  • Patent number: 10150231
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a photo cured material, by which transferring precision can be improved and a small surface roughness can be obtained. The method includes the steps of: placing a photo-curable composition on a substrate; brining a mold into contact with the photo-curable composition; irradiating the photo-curable composition with light; and releasing the mold from the photo-curable composition. The contact is performed in a condensable gas atmosphere, the condensable gas condensing under a temperature condition at the contact and under a pressure condition that the condensable gas receives when the photo-curable composition intrudes gaps between the substrate and the mold or concavities provided on the mold, and the photo-curable composition includes a gas dissolution inhibitor having a rate of weight change with reference to the condensable gas that is ?1.0% to 3.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Akiko Iimura
  • Patent number: 10150295
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes an energy generating element configured to generate energy used for ejection of a liquid, a print element board including an electroconductive anti-cavitation film provided to cover the energy generating element, and a connection board electrically connected to the anti-cavitation film and including a connection pad electrically connectable from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tokuji Kudo, Chiaki Muraoka, Shimpei Yoshikawa, Yuichiro Akama, Yuji Tamaru, Yosuke Takagi, Takaaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10150290
    Abstract: A print element substrate and a printing device which can suppress lowering of an image quality are provided. For that purpose, a heater, a sub-heater, and a driver are arranged in each heating area, and a plurality of the heating areas is arrayed on the print element substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryo Kasai, Kengo Umeda, Takatsuna Aoki, Makoto Takagi
  • Patent number: 10150297
    Abstract: A printing apparatus according to the present invention includes a plurality of ejection heads for ejecting liquid and a plurality of mist collection units configured to collect mist generated by the ejection heads that are disposed along a medium conveyance direction. The plurality of mist collection units include a first mist collection unit. The first mist collection unit is provided to be inclined to the upstream side of a medium conveyance direction with regard to a perpendicular line perpendicular to a floor. The first mist collection unit has a liquid retention part disposed at the upstream side than an ink mist suction hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Arimizu, Shinya Asano, Yusuke Imahashi, Masahiko Kubota, Arihito Miyakoshi, Yoshinori Itoh
  • Patent number: 10150299
    Abstract: When a filter for example is provided in a liquid supply path in the manufacture of a liquid ejection head, the filter can be prevented from being displaced or deformed. A manufacture method of a liquid ejection head having a liquid ejection unit for ejecting liquid and a liquid supply unit for supplying liquid to the liquid ejection unit has a processing of abutting a filter to a melting unit provided in the liquid supply unit and applying heat to the melting unit via the filter to melt the melting unit to thereby fix the filter to the melting unit, and a processing of burying the melting unit fixed to the filter by molding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohisa Atsuta
  • Patent number: 10150291
    Abstract: Provided is an inkjet print head capable of favorably cleaning an ejection port surface and also of improving landing accuracy of ejected ink onto a print medium. For that purpose, a conductive layer formed of a conductive material is formed on a support substrate, flattening processing is executed, and a liquid ejection substrate is mounted on the support substrate with good positional accuracy without protrusion of a sealant for protecting an electric connection portion of the liquid ejection substrate from the ejection port surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10150311
    Abstract: A recording apparatus performs recording on a recording medium by using a tray having a plurality of slots, and includes a reception unit receiving information for specifying a detection position of the recording medium in a slot of the tray from an external apparatus, and a specification unit to specify the detection position. In addition, a control unit controls the recording apparatus so that, in a case where the recording medium is arranged in a first slot and no recording medium is arranged in a second slot, recording processing is performed on the recording medium arranged in the first slot, and recording processing is not performed in association with the second slot. Detection processing to detect a recording medium is not performed for a third slot which is not specified, and detection processing is performed for the first and second slots which are specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Omagari