Patents Assigned to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 11914122
    Abstract: A zoom lens consisting of, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a rear lens unit having one or more lens units and having a positive refractive power as a whole. Intervals between adjacent lens units change during zooming. The first lens unit has at least three meniscus lenses each having a negative refractive power and a convex shape toward the object side. At least one of the at least three meniscus lenses includes an aspherical surface having a positive aspherical amount. A predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohei Kimura
  • Patent number: 11914139
    Abstract: A scanning optical apparatus includes a first light source unit, a second light source unit, a rotary polygon mirror and a casing provided with a bottom surface on which said deflection unit is disposed. The second light source unit is disposed at a position away from the bottom surface more than the first light source unit with respect to a rotational axis direction of the rotary polygon mirror. The casing is provided with first and second supporting surfaces for supporting the first and second light source. Both the first and second supporting surfaces are faced in a direction away from the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Sato
  • Patent number: 11912036
    Abstract: An ink tank that enables to check whether a cover of an ink tank is normally bonded to the ink tank includes a first chamber having a supply port for supplying ink to a printing head that ejects ink, a second chamber having an external air introduction port capable of introducing external air, a partition wall configured to separate the first chamber and the second chamber, a communication path provided in the partition wall and configured to place the first chamber and the second chamber in communication with each other, a first cover member configured to cover an opening of the first chamber without extending over an opening of the second chamber, and a second cover member configured to cover the opening of the second chamber without extending over the opening of the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koki Shimada, Hideaki Matsumura, Masaya Shimmachi, Yukimichi Kimura, Junichi Kubokawa, Takahiro Kiuchi, Yusuke Tanaka, Kyohei Sato
  • Patent number: 11912042
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideki Kubo
  • Patent number: 11911877
    Abstract: An article including an inorganic compound according to the present invention includes a porous part and a no-porous frame body surrounding the porous part in a plane direction, and includes a stress relaxation part between the porous part and the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kanako Oshima, Nobuhiro Yasui, Hiroshi Saito, Yoshihiro Ohashi
  • Patent number: 11911824
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a material layer includes a first step S101 of arranging first particles P1 in a pattern on a base material 11 and a second step S102 of arranging second particles in regions in which the first particles P1 are not arranged on the base material 11. The second step S102 includes a step of rubbing bearing materials S2 that carry the second particles P2 against the base material 11 on which the first particles P1 are arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenta Kubo, Hiroshi Taniuchi
  • Patent number: 11912518
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a feeding roller pair, a first guide, a door including a second guide and rotatable between a first direction and a second direction opposite to the first direction through first to third positions, a damping mechanism, and an engaging portion including an elastic member. A first resisting force is set so that moment acting around a shaft by a self-weight of the door is larger than the first resisting force of the damping mechanism when the door is positioned between the second position and the third position. A resultant force of the first resisting force of the damping mechanism and a second resisting force of the elastic portion is set so that the moment acting around the shaft by the self-weight of the door is larger than the resultant force when the door is positioned between the second position and the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Eikou Mori
  • Patent number: 11914121
    Abstract: A reduction optical system disposed on an image side of a main optical system, a composite focal length of the main optical system and the reduction optical system being shorter than a focal length of the main optical system, includes a first lens element disposed closest to an object side and having a positive refractive power, a second lens element disposed closest to an image side and having a positive refractive power, and a positive lens and a negative lens disposed between the first lens element and the second lens element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Shimomura, Akihiko Yuki
  • Patent number: 11914958
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a voice receiving unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to perform control so as to identify the language of a voice input received by the voice receiving unit. In a case where it is determined the identified language, which is a first language, is different from a second language set as a primary language in the electronic apparatus, the control unit is configured to display on the display unit, a message for confirming whether to change the primary language from the second language to the first language in both the first language and the second language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shimpei Kitai
  • Patent number: 11917114
    Abstract: There is provided an image forming apparatus capable of preventing deterioration in accuracy of image position adjustment due to erroneous detection of a marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumiaki Hirose, Keita Hidaka, Eri Okuda
  • Patent number: 11914315
    Abstract: In a caser where a first current is supplied to a first heater, a controller gradually increases the first current in a first period, supplies the first current based on a first duty cycle in a second period, and gradually reduces the first current to stop supplying the first current in a third period. In a case where a second current is supplied to a second heater, the controller gradually increases the second current in a fourth period, supply the second current based on a second duty cycle in a fifth period, and gradually reduces the second current to stop supplying the second current in a sixth period. The controller controls the supply of the second current such that part of the fourth period overlaps with the third period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oguri
  • Patent number: 11914310
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus configured to perform image formation using a component unit configured to be attachable to and detachable from a main body of the image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes: an access unit configured to access a storage device included in the component unit attached to the main body; and a control unit configured to control the access unit to read and update information stored in the storage device. The storage device includes a first area and a second area configured to store use information indicating a use state of the component unit, and updating of the use information stored in the first area by the control unit is configured such that updating only within a predetermined limit is permitted, and no limit is provided on updating of the use information stored in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takayuki Namiki, Naoki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11914325
    Abstract: A toner comprising a toner particle comprising a binder resin and a wax, wherein the binder resin comprises an amorphous polyester resin and a polymer A, contents of the amorphous polyester resin and the polymer A in the binder resin are within specific ranges, the polymer A comprises a first monomer unit in which ester (meth)acrylates comprising 18 to 36 carbon atoms are polymerized, a content ratio of the first monomer unit in the polymer A is within specific range, the toner comprises a matrix-domain structure comprising a matrix comprising the amorphous polyester resin and domains, and the domains comprise a domain A comprising at least 80 mass % of the polymer A and a domain B comprising at least 80 mass % of the wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Kentaro Kamae, Takeshi Ohtsu, Hayato Ida
  • Patent number: 11914316
    Abstract: A fixing unit includes a first heater, a first switch, a second heater, and a second switch. In an image forming mode, a controller controls the first switch and the second switch to keep a temperature of the fixing unit at a fixing temperature serving as a target temperature for fixing the image on the sheet. In a standby mode, the controller controls the first and second switches to keep the temperature of the fixing unit at a standby temperature, and controls the first and second switches such that a period in which a first current is supplied to the first heater and a period in which a second current is supplied to the second heater do not overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Uehara
  • Patent number: 11914909
    Abstract: A user interface corresponding to a startup environment of a paper management application is provided. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a control program for causing a computer to execute a process that controls a printing apparatus including at least one sheet storage unit, the process comprising in a case that an application for operating the printing apparatus, which is installed in a printing control apparatus capable of communicating with the printing apparatus, is running, causing a display unit to selectably display an object, which accepts an instruction for opening the sheet storage unit, via an operation unit of the printing control apparatus, and in a case that the application, which is installed in an information processing apparatus capable of communicating with the printing apparatus via the printing control apparatus, is running, restricting accepting selection of the object via an operation unit of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takaaki Yano
  • Patent number: 11914215
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus communicably mountable with a lens apparatus including a driver configured to drive a driven member includes an acquirer configured to acquire information on a noise source, and a determiner configured to determine a control over the driver using the information on the noise source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoki Saito
  • Patent number: 11914918
    Abstract: A medical information processing apparatus comprises an obtaining unit that obtains medical information, a learning unit that performs learning on a function of the medical information processing apparatus using the medical information, an evaluation data holding unit that holds evaluation data in which a correct answer to be obtained by executing the function is known, the evaluation data being for evaluating a learning result of the learning unit, an evaluating unit that evaluates a learning result obtained through learning, based on the evaluation data, and an accepting unit that accepts an instruction to apply a learning result of the learning unit to the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihito Machida, Yoshinori Hirano, Hideaki Miyamoto, Daisuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 11915351
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: an obtaining unit configured to obtain album information forming a plurality of albums; and an editing unit configured to, in a case of receiving an instruction to add a double-page spread to a predetermined album among the plurality of albums, add a double-page spread also to an album other than the predetermined album among the plurality of albums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jumpei Takeichi, Hiroyasu Kunieda, Takayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: D1016087
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoki Wada, Akane Sakamoto
  • Patent number: D1016121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuaki Yamana, Masayasu Shigematsu