Patents Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20180264838
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to obtaining an object having an anisotropic reflection characteristic without using a lenticular lens. A print product including a print medium on which a repetitive structure of projected portions and recessed portions is formed out of image forming materials including a color material includes a first layer formed on surfaces of the projected portions out of a first color material among the image forming materials, and a second layer formed on the recessed portions out of a second color material different from the first color material, wherein the projected portions have a height to occlude part of the second layer when observed at an angle different from an angle formed by a normal to a surface of the print medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Kubo
  • Patent number: 10079976
    Abstract: A display processing apparatus for displaying, on a display unit, an image captured by an image capture apparatus capable of changing an image capture direction performs first display processing in which an image captured by the image capture apparatus is displayed in a first region of the display unit while the image capture direction is changed, and performs second display processing in which, in a second region indicating a range in which the image capture apparatus can perform image capture by changing the image capture direction, display according to the image capture direction in which the received image was captured is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Onsen
  • Patent number: 10079955
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the present invention displays a transmission setting screen for a user to set a transmission destination of image data, and when a transmission instruction is received from a user, transmits the image data to a destination set via the transmission setting screen. Meanwhile, if destination information is received from an external apparatus, a screen displayed on a display unit is changed to a transmission setting screen, and a destination designated by the received the destination information is set as a transmission destination of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mayumi Shibao
  • Patent number: 10076815
    Abstract: A parts supply apparatus includes a supply tray stacking portion where a supply tray containing parts is stacked; a tray raising/lowering unit for separating one of the supply trays from the supply tray stacking portion; a tray holding unit with which the tray raising/lowering unit is provided; and an empty tray stacking portion where an empty tray, which is the supply tray that is emptied after supply of the parts, is stacked. The empty tray stacking portion is disposed above the supply tray stacking portion in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sasamoto, Shunichi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 10078285
    Abstract: Provided is a toner comprising a toner particle containing: a binder resin; a pigment; a resin having an acidic functional group; and a fixing auxiliary agent, wherein the pigment is a pigment having a structure derived from a basic compound, and the binder resin and the fixing auxiliary agent satisfy following Formula (1): (TgA?TgB)?5.0° C.??Formula (1) and given HP1 as a hydrophobic parameter of the resin having an acidic functional group and HP2 as a hydrophobic parameter of the fixing auxiliary agent, the HP1 is at least 0.60, and following Formula (2) is satisfied: |HP1?HP2|?0.30??Formula (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruko Kubo, Yuhei Terui, Yu Yoshida, Hitoshi Itabashi
  • Patent number: 10076906
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes an element substrate, a liquid supply substrate, a photosensitive resin layer with which the element substrate and the liquid supply substrate are adhered, and a liquid inflow through-hole penetrating the element substrate, the photosensitive resin layer, and the liquid supply substrate. The element substrate includes a pressure chamber including a discharge opening that discharges liquid, a liquid supply passage, in which one end is connected to the pressure chamber and another end is connected to the liquid inflow through-hole, the liquid supply passage supplying the liquid supplied from the liquid inflow through-hole to the pressure chamber, a diaphragm that forms a surface that opposes the discharge opening of the pressure chamber, a piezoelectric transducer that applies vibration to the diaphragm, and a partition portion, in which one surface opposes the liquid supply passage and another surface opposes the photosensitive resin layer through the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yohei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10078279
    Abstract: A toner comprising a toner particle that contains a binder resin and a wax, wherein in a cross sectional image of the toner observed with a transmission electron microscope, the toner satisfies the following formulas (1) and (2) 18.0%?As?1.5%??(1) 10.0?Ac/As?2.0??(2) where As represents the proportion for the area taken up by the wax present in the surface layer region having distance 1.0 ?m in a radial direction inward from the surface of the toner, and Ac represents the proportion for the area taken up by the wax present in the inner region positioned further inside than the surface layer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Nakagawa, Naoya Isono, Harumi Takada, Reo Tagawa
  • Patent number: 10079974
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image, an extraction unit configured to extract a feature amount in each image region of a plurality of objects from the captured image, a determination unit configured to determine, based on the extracted feature amount, a type of a feature amount used for discriminating each of the plurality of objects and a resolution of an image used for extracting a feature amount of the determined type, an imaging control unit configured to control the imaging unit to output an image at the determined resolution, and an extraction control unit configured to control the extraction unit to extract a feature amount of the determined type from the image output at the determined resolution from the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tojo, Kotaro Yano
  • Patent number: 10078281
    Abstract: A toner having a toner particle containing a resin component, wherein the resin component contains an olefin copolymer having ester group and the like, which has a unit (1), and a unit Y2 that is at least one selected from (2) and (3), the content of the copolymer in the resin component is at least 50 mass % with respect to the total mass of the resin component, and the content of the monomer unit Y2 is 3 to 35 mass % with respect to the total mass of the copolymer; in formulas (1) to (3), R1, R2 and R4 each independently represent H or CH3, and R3 and R5 each independently represent CH3 or C2H5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hayato Ida, Junichi Tamura, Ryuji Murayama, Takaho Shibata, Daisuke Yamashita, Takashi Hirasa
  • Patent number: 10076245
    Abstract: A specimen information acquisition apparatus includes a signal processor which can selectively operate in first and second modes. In the first mode, when a first group represents a group of devices among receiving devices and a second group represents at least a fraction of a group of devices other than the first group, a photoacoustic image and an ultrasonic image are obtained based on received signals from the first group and the second group, respectively. In the second mode, when a third group represents a group of devices having at least a fraction of a group of devices other than the first group and a fourth group represents at least a fraction of a group of devices other than the third group, a photoacoustic image and an ultrasonic image are obtained based on received signals from the third group and the fourth group, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Baba, Jiro Tateyama
  • Patent number: 10078275
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus is configured to measure a position of an object based on a first phase signal and a second phase signal whose phases are different from each other and includes a compensator configured to compensate for a fluctuation in a phase difference between the first phase signal and the second phase signal based on a frequency of at least one of the first phase signal and the second phase signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10076859
    Abstract: Provided are a molding method for efficiently and accurately performing molding of a layered component made of a thermosetting resin by a simple mechanism, and molded articles. For this purpose, primary molding for molding a plurality of divided bodies and secondary molding for joining the plurality of divided bodies with one another are performed sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shogo Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10078298
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a fixing unit having a heating member, a temperature detection member detecting a temperature of the heating member, a control unit controlling power to be supplied to a heater, and an acquisition unit that acquires toner density information of the toner image to be formed on the recording material, wherein the acquisition unit acquires first toner density information in a predetermined area which is a portion of a maximum image formation area of the recording material and second toner density information in the maximum image formation area, and the predetermined area is an area including an area of the recording material corresponding to a detected area of the heating member detected by the temperature detection member, wherein the control unit sets the target temperature based on the first toner density information and the second toner density information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomonori Sato
  • Patent number: 10076902
    Abstract: Provided are a printing device and a print element substrate having a detection element row provided in correspondence to an ejection port row and capable of suppressing an increase in a length in an ejection port row direction. For that purpose, a row selection circuit 117 is provided in a detection element circuit 108, and a row of the detection element circuit is selected by row selection signals A0 and A1 transmitted through a common wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Kanno, Ryo Kasai
  • Patent number: 10078622
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which is capable of merging character strings with an original image without causing garbling. A first storage unit stores first character codes corresponding to a first language in accordance with administrator's input. A second storage unit stores a second character codes corresponding to a second character in accordance with login user's input. A reading unit reads an original image in accordance with login user's input. A generation unit generates a first character image corresponding to the first language on the basis of the first character codes and generates a second character image corresponding to the second language on the basis of the second character codes. A printing unit carries out a printing process based on the first character image, the second character image and the original image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toyomi Hirao
  • Patent number: 10076840
    Abstract: To reduce the possibility that a robot will collide with an obstacle during an interference check work and improve the efficiency of the check work at a portion where the interference may occur, an information processing apparatus includes a control unit that controls an operation of a first robot, an acquisition unit that acquires position and orientation of a display apparatus which is attached with a body of an observer, a generation unit that identifies a visual field of the observer including the first robot based on the position and orientation of the display apparatus and an internal parameter of the display apparatus and generate an operation image of a second robot to be displayed in the identified visual field, as an object that may interfere with the first robot, based on operation data of the second robot, and an output unit that outputs the operation image to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Nakazato
  • Patent number: 10079946
    Abstract: A printing apparatus capable of conveying sheets to a sheet processing apparatus and to control the type of a sheet to be used as a cover sheet in a case where a book bound product is generated by switching back sheets each having an image printed, inverting the sheets and folding the inverted sheets, and to notify an error to a user based on the type of a sheet to be used as the cover sheet in a case where printing an image on the cover sheet is designated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiro Tachibana, Jun Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10078012
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus comprises: a light emitting means for emitting a light; a light receiving means for receiving a reflected light from a measurement target, the light receiving means comprises a plurality of light-receiving elements; a detection means for detecting a temperature of the light emitting means; a determination means for determining a correspondence between each light-receiving element of the light receiving means and a wavelength of the reflected light from the measurement target based on a result of receiving the reflected light from a reference element and the temperature of the light emitting means detected by the detection means; and an output means for outputting spectral reflectance information for the measurement target based on a result of receiving the reflected light from the measurement target and the correspondence determined by the determination means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasutomo Furuta
  • Patent number: 10078202
    Abstract: Provided is a zoom lens, including: a front lens group only including one or more positive lens unit; a magnification-varying lens unit consisting of a negative lens unit which moves during zooming; and a positive rear lens group including a plurality of lens units, in which an interval between adjacent lens units is changed during zooming, in which front lens group includes a positive focusing unit La, in which rear lens group includes a focusing unit Lb, in which focusing unit La moves toward object side and focusing unit Lb moves toward one of object side and image side, during focusing from infinity to close distance, and a movement amount of focusing unit La at a wide angle end during focusing from infinity to closest distance, and a movement amount of focusing unit La at a telephoto end during focusing from infinity to closest distance are each appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shunji Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10078280
    Abstract: A method for producing a toner particle include: (a) mixing a binder resin A, resin fine particles containing a resin B, a resin C, an organic solvent, and carbon dioxide, thereby forming a droplet of a resin solution containing the binder resin A, covered with the resin fine particles; (b) applying a pressure by introducing carbon dioxide, thereby precipitating the resin C at the surface of the droplet; and (c) passing carbon dioxide so as to remove the organic solvent from the droplet with the carbon dioxide. The resin C has an organic polysiloxane structure and a weight average molecular weight of 50,000 to 500,000. The ratio of the weight average molecular weight to the number average molecular weight of the resin C is not more than 5.0. The proportion of the resin C to the rein fine particles is 5.0% by mass to 50.0% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Aoki, Yusuke Kosaki, Noritaka Toyoizumi, Tetsuya Kinumatsu, Toshifumi Mori, Sakae Suda, Shinnosuke Koji, Shuntaro Watanabe, Kazumichi Nakahama, Atsushi Tani, Takashige Kasuya