Patents Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20180204349
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first acquisition unit acquiring first multiple image data sets, a second acquisition unit acquiring first composited image data using first two or more image data sets of the first multiple image data sets, a third acquisition unit acquiring second composited volume data, using second two or more image data sets of the first multiple image data sets, the second two or more image data sets different from the first two or more image data sets, a fourth acquisition unit acquiring information relating to positional displacement between the first the second composited volume data, using the first the second composited image data, and a fifth acquisition unit acquiring information relating to positional displacement of the first multiple of image data sets, using information relating to the positional displacement between the first the second composited image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10025217
    Abstract: A cartridge includes a first maintaining member and a second maintaining member, each disposed on respective end portions of a charging roller in an axial direction of the charging roller and configured to maintain a position of the charging roller at a first position, and a first moving portion and a second moving portion, each disposed on respective end portions of an image bearing member in an axial direction of the image bearing member and configured to respectively abut on and move the first and second maintaining members according to rotation of the image bearing member so as to move the charging roller from the first position to the second position. When the image bearing member is rotated in which the charging roller is in the first position, the first moving portion abuts on the first maintaining member, and then the second moving portion abuts on the second maintaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Kimura, Yu Fukasawa, Tachio Kawai
  • Patent number: 10022955
    Abstract: There is provided an intermediate transfer member used in an image forming method including applying a treatment liquid onto an intermediate transfer member, forming an intermediate image by applying an ink onto the intermediate transfer member coated with the treatment liquid so as to form dots having an average diameter of R, and transferring the intermediate image to a recording medium. The intermediate transfer member includes a surface having recessed portions therein. Each recessed portion allows a circle having a diameter of less than the average diameter R of the ink to be present therein. The surface of the intermediate transfer member has a projected area S1 and an actual surface area S2 satisfying the relationship 1.1?S2/S1?5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Saito, Mitsutoshi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10027827
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains personal setting information about a user who logs into the image forming apparatus from a server apparatus and a display control unit that controls a display unit to display a customized operation screen customized for the user based on the obtained personal setting information. If the personal setting information has been obtained from the server apparatus within a predetermined time, the customized operation screen is displayed. If the personal setting information has been obtained from the server apparatus after the predetermined time elapses, the customized operation screen is not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryo Maeda, Daiji Kirihata
  • Patent number: 10026157
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus 100 includes a data storage unit 101 configured to store information on first optical characteristic data, a data generation unit 102 configured to generate second optical characteristic data based on the first optical characteristic data related to a shot image and defocus characteristic data, and a restoration unit 104 configured to restore the shot image based on the second optical characteristic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10025218
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a first power source that supplies a charging voltage to a charger; a second power source that supplies a developing voltage to a developer; a first current detector that detects a current in the charger; a second current detector that detects a current in the developer; an OR circuit to which a first detection signal of the first current detector and a second detection signal of the second current detector are input; and a controller that determines an error related to the first power source or the photoreceptor or an error related to the second power source or the developer on the basis of an output signal of the OR circuit, which is output correspondingly to a level of the first detection signal or a level of the second detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirohisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10022983
    Abstract: An image processor, a printing apparatus, and an image processing method are provided that can reduce, when a plurality of types of inks are used to print an image, the color unevenness that is caused by the variation of ejecting characteristics among a pluralities of nozzles. To realize this, for a color formed by overlapping at least two colors of inks, parameters are prepared that are determined so as to reduce the color difference in the printing medium due to the variation of the ejecting characteristic among the respective pluralities of nozzles. During printing, the parameters are used to correct the first color signal owned by the individual pixels to the second color signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akitoshi Yamada, Fumitaka Goto, Tomokazu Ishikawa, Tohru Ikeda, Nobutaka Miyake, Makoto Torigoe
  • Patent number: 10028017
    Abstract: An information processing device accepts an instruction to set a buffer size of a receiving buffer in which segment data obtained by dividing content data including at least one of video and audio is recorded, determines, among a plurality of pieces of segment data to be acquired, the segment data to be acquired based on a free capacity of the receiving buffer of the buffer size relating to the setting instruction, acquires the segment data to be acquired from an external device, and records the acquired segment data in the receiving buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshinori Koba
  • Patent number: 10025236
    Abstract: A relationship 150?Rs (?)/Rm (?)?4000 is established in an environment of a temperature of 15° C. and a humidity of 10% in a case where a surface resistance of a transfer roller is Rs (?) when a current is fed between a pair of electrodes facing each other in an axial direction of the transfer roller and arranged on a surface of the transfer roller with an interval of 5 mm therebetween, the electrodes having a width of 20 mm in a circumferential direction of the transfer roller in a state of being arranged on the transfer roller, and in a case where a combined resistance of a first layer and a second layer is Rm (?) when the current is fed from a core portion to an outer peripheral surface of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Sasame, Shinsuke Kobayashi, Takaaki Akamatsu, Kohei Okayasu, Kenji Shindo
  • Patent number: 10025263
    Abstract: A locking arm for locking a cleaning unit using a cleaning sheet, a sensor for detecting a remaining amount of the cleaning sheet, a CPU for prohibiting an image forming operation depending on an output of the sensor, and an interrelating arm acting on the sensor so as to prohibit the image forming operation when locking by the locking arm is in an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazunari Hatazaki
  • Patent number: 10025248
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an input portion into which a job is to be input, an image forming portion configured to form a toner image on a recording material to execute the job input into the input portion, a fixing portion configured to fix, on the recording material, the toner image formed by the image forming portion, the fixing portion being capable of being replaced with another fixing portion depending on a content of the job, a selecting portion configured to prompt an operator to select one of a plurality of modes before a plurality of jobs are successively reserved, and a controller configured to control the execution order of reserved jobs. The controller can change the execution order of the plurality of jobs so as to decrease the number of times of replacement of the fixing portion, or the controller can maintain the execution order of the plurality of jobs in a reserved order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Kikuchi, Yasuharu Chiyoda, Masahiro Tsujibayashi, Satoru Yamamoto, Katsuya Nakama
  • Patent number: 10027874
    Abstract: An imaging device that can be connected to a client device through a network includes an imaging optical system 2, an imaging element 6, an IRCF driving circuit 24 configured to insert/remove an IRCF 4 to/from an optical path of the imaging optical system 2, and a communication circuit 14 configured to receive an automatic insertion/removal control instruction for causing the imaging device to automatically control insertion/removal of the IRCF 4 and additional information relating to insertion/removal of the IRCF 4 from the client device and configured to transmit operation information indicative of whether the imaging device uses the additional information received by the communication circuit 14 in a case in which the IRCF 4 is inserted to the optical path, in a case in which the IRCF 4 is removed from the optical path, or in both the cases of insertion and removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuo Niida
  • Patent number: 10026197
    Abstract: There is provided with a signal processing method. A filtering result is generated by performing spatial filtering on multi-dimensional data. Encoding result data is output by encoding the filtering result using a value at a pixel of interest of the filtering result and a value at a reference pixel located at a relative position with respect to the pixel of interest. The relative position of the reference pixel is decided in advance according to a characteristic of a spatial filter used in the spatial filtering step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakashima, Hiroshi Sato, Shunsuke Nakano
  • Patent number: 10027975
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method, device, and computer program for motion vector prediction in scalable video encoder and decoder. It concerns the process to determine motion information predictor in the enhancement layer of a scalable encoding scheme also known as motion derivation process. It comprises a correction of the position in the reference layer used to pick-up the more relevant motion information available due to the compression scheme. Accordingly, motion information prediction is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Christophe Gisquet, Patrice Onno, Guillaume Laroche, Edouard Francois
  • Patent number: 10027907
    Abstract: An image pickup device that is capable of performing shading correction with sufficient accuracy even if data volume for the shading correction is reduced. The image pickup device includes a plurality of unit pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix form. Each of the plurality of unit pixels includes a plurality of first sensitivity pixels having a first sensitivity, and at least one second sensitivity pixel having a second sensitivity different from the first sensitivity. The first and second sensitivity pixels are arranged so that a centroid position of the second sensitivity pixel approximately coincides with the centroid position of the first sensitivity pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Naoyuki Nakagawara
  • Patent number: 10023673
    Abstract: To provide a curable composition for nanoimprinting that can form a cured product that has a sufficiently cured surface and is less prone to a pattern collapse defect even when the curable composition is cured by a photo-nanoimprint method at a low exposure dose. To provide a nanoimprint method for forming such a cured product. To provide a cured product that is less prone to a pattern collapse defect even when cured at a low exposure dose, a method for producing such a cured product, a method for manufacturing an optical component, a method for manufacturing a circuit board, and a method for manufacturing an electronic component. A curable composition that satisfies the formula (1) in a cured state: Er1/Er2?1.10??(1) wherein Er1 denotes the surface reduced modulus (GPa) of a cured product of the curable composition, and Er2 denotes the internal reduced modulus (GPa) of the cured product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Kato, Youji Kawasaki, Shiori Yonezawa, Toshiki Ito
  • Patent number: 10025268
    Abstract: A main body includes a second movable member that is movable and that has a first recess portion. The second movable member is moved from a first position where a first projecting portion of a first cartridge can enter the first recess portion to a second position by a movement of the first projecting portion, thereby allowing a second cartridge to be moved to an attachment position of the main body. The second movable member also allows a third projecting portion of the second cartridge to enter the first recess portion at the first position. The second movable member is moved to the second position when the third projecting portion enters the first recess portion, thereby allowing the second cartridge to be moved to the attachment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Daisuke Makiguchi, Masato Tanabe, Hiroki Shimizu, Takahito Ueno, Toshiaki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10026764
    Abstract: A solid-state image pickup device has an image pickup pixel including a first photoelectric conversion portion and a first transistor and a focus detection pixel including a second photoelectric conversion portion, a second transistor, and a light shielding portion, in which a reflection preventing portion is provided on the underface side of the light shielding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouhei Hashimoto, Takahiro Hachisu
  • Patent number: 10025075
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes positive first, negative second, positive third units, and rear group. An interval between first and second units is larger and that between second and third units is smaller at telephoto end (TE) than at wide angle end. Second unit or a negative sub-unit corresponding to a part of second unit serves as first image stabilizing (IS) unit moving during image blur correction in a direction having a component in a direction perpendicular to optical axis. A negative sub-unit corresponding to a part of third unit or a negative unit included in rear group serves as second IS unit. A distance from a surface closest to object side of first IS unit to image plane at TE, a distance from a surface closest to object side of second IS unit to image plane at TE, and focal length of the zoom lens at TE are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Gyoda
  • Patent number: D823385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasunori Senshiki, Hiroki Nakanishi, Fumi Nihei