Canon Patents

Canon Inc. manufactures office appliances, including multifunction devices, copying machines, laser printers, and inkjet printers. It also develops imaging systems, such as digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and photographic accessories. Its third-largest product segment is semiconductor lithography equipment.

Canon Patents by Type
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  • Patent number: 11660075
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus includes a transmission beam former and a transmitting circuit. The transmission beam former generates a transmission pulse. The transmitting circuit supplies an ultrasound transducer with the transmission pulse received from the transmission beam former as a drive signal. The supply of a clock necessary for the generation of the transmission pulse is stopped during a substantial reception period of echo signals from the ultrasound transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Teruki Hagihara
  • Patent number: 11660873
    Abstract: A technique with which deterioration in a function of detecting the remaining amount of liquid can be prevented even in a case where the liquid is thickened or solidified is to be provided. A liquid ejection apparatus is provided with a liquid ejection head configured to eject supplied liquid, a storage unit configured to store the liquid to be supplied to the liquid ejection head, a pivot member configured to be immersed in the liquid stored in the storage unit and be revolvable according to the amount of the liquid, and a detection unit configured to detect the amount of the liquid by use of the pivot member, and the liquid ejection apparatus includes a pivot unit configured to force the pivot member to pivotally move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroshi Koshikawa, Hiroki Hayashi, Hiroshi Yamada, Yasunori Takei
  • Patent number: 11660867
    Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a flow path-forming part having a flow path for liquid supplied from a liquid reservoir and a plurality of outlet ports for discharging the liquid, a liquid ejecting unit having a plurality of inlet ports into which the liquid flows and a plurality of ejection element rows corresponding to the inlet ports and each having a plurality of ejection elements to eject the liquid, and a sealing member having a sealing opening which allows communication between the plurality of outlet ports and the plurality of inlet ports. sealing member seals a portion between the flow path-forming part and the liquid ejecting unit so that the plurality of outlet ports and the plurality of inlet ports are in communication. A plurality of the sealing openings are provided for the sealing member, and at least one of the sealing openings has at least two inlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yosuke Takagi, Hiroki Tajima, Kyosuke Toda, Naoko Shimizu, Shimpei Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11660859
    Abstract: In the print data for a nozzle of a printer, white dots are replaced by pre-ejection pulses. One or more repetitions of the pre-ejection pulses may be inserted into the print data, depending on the actual print speed of the printer, to determine print speed-dependent print data with which the nozzle is activated to print a print image with high print quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Stockmar, Timo Sponer, Martin Wilhelm, Robert Baumgartner, Christoph Rummelsberger, Markus Keller
  • Patent number: 11660042
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a coil configured to receive a magnetic resonance signal emitted from a subject due to influence of a radio frequency magnetic field; and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to detect at least one tissue from among a femoral head, the pelvis, an articular labrum, the pubic symphysis, the urethra, and the apex of the prostate of the subject, from a locator image based on the magnetic resonance signal and corresponding to a range including the prostate of the subject. The processing circuitry is configured to determine a region to be imaged of the prostate of the subject, on the basis of the detected tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Hoshiyama, Nami Matsunaga, Katsusuke Kyotani
  • Patent number: 11662960
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a setting unit and a control unit. The setting unit performs a first print setting indicating a poster printing function that divides a single piece of image data into a plurality of pieces of image data and generates print jobs, and a second print setting indicating a correction function for correcting calculated gray values when an image processing apparatus converts a plurality of pieces of color image data to grayscale, based on a number of colors acquired from each of the plurality of pieces of color image data. The control unit restricts the setting unit from performing the first print setting and the second print setting. In a state where one of the first print setting and the second print setting is performed by the setting unit, the control unit controls the setting unit not to perform the other print setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takuya Natori
  • Patent number: 11661546
    Abstract: As an example of an EC element in which vertical color separation is suppressed, the present disclosure provides an EC element including a pair of electrodes, a solvent, an anodic EC compound, and a cathodic EC compound. In the EC element, the difference between a solvation free energy of an oxidized form of the anodic EC compound in water and a solvation free energy of the oxidized form in octanol is 35 kcal/mol or more, and the difference between a solvation free energy of a reduced form of the cathodic EC compound in propylene carbonate and a solvation free energy of the reduced form in octanol is ?35 kcal/mol or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wataru Kubo, Kenji Yamada, Satoshi Igawa, Yuto Ito, Isao Kawata
  • Patent number: 11665926
    Abstract: A display device includes a display region in which a plurality of pixels are arranged two-dimensionally. Each of the plurality of pixels includes a light-emitting layer and an optical member that refracts light from the light-emitting layer. In an orthographic projection of a first optical member included in a first pixel with respect to the light-emitting layer, a position of an apex of the first optical member and a position of a center of the first optical member are separated by a first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yojiro Matsuda, Hidekazu Takahashi, Yoshihito Harada
  • Patent number: 11660877
    Abstract: For a multi-pass printing, an image of a unit area is printed by M printing scans of M print regions of first and second nozzle arrays. Each of N pieces of column data is printed by a different printing scan. Ejection data for the first nozzle array is generated using a first mask pattern and ejection data for the second nozzle array is generated using a second mask pattern different from the first mask pattern, for each of the N pieces of column data. On that basis, the first mask pattern and the second mask pattern have a complementary relationship in each of the M print regions. Further, in each of the first mask pattern and the second mask pattern, a combination of print regions, of the M print regions, for printing dots at the same position on the print medium has a mutually complementary relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawafuji
  • Patent number: 11662670
    Abstract: A toner having: a toner particle containing a binder resin including a first resin that is a crystalline resin and a second resin that is an amorphous resin; and a fine particle on a surface of the toner particle, wherein the first resin contains a specific ratio of a specific monomer unit, an acid value of the first resin and an acid value of the second resin arc within specific ranges, a domain-matrix structure formed of a matrix containing the first resin and domains containing the second resin appears in cross -sectional observation of the toner, and the fine particle has on the surface a compound containing nitrogen atoms bound or adsorbed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Hama, Ichiro Kanno, Kentaro Kamae, Takeshi Hashimoto, Hayato Ida
  • Patent number: 11660746
    Abstract: A robot includes a first driving source, a second driving source, an output portion to which both rotation of the first driving source and rotation of the second driving source are transmitted, and a control device configured to execute a first process and a second process. In the first process, the control device controls the first driving source and the second driving source such that when the output portion is rotated toward a predetermined direction, a rotational direction of the output portion is limited to the predetermined direction. In the second process, the control device controls the first driving source and the second driving source such that when the output portion is rotated toward a predetermined direction, the output portion is able to rotate toward a direction opposite to the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsutomu Osaka
  • Patent number: 11662673
    Abstract: A toner container includes a toner accommodating body, a nozzle in fluid communication with the toner accommodating body, and a shutter configured to open and close the opening of the nozzle. A projection is positioned at an end portion of the toner container in a direction of the rotational axis, the projection having an inner peripheral surface facing towards the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Goshi Ozaki, Hiroyuki Munetsugu, Teruhiko Sasaki, Tachio Kawai, Akinobu Hirayama, Toshiki Fujino
  • Patent number: 11661295
    Abstract: A supporting frame of a sheet feeding device includes a bottom plate, a first side plate fixed to the bottom plate, and a second side plate fixed to the bottom plate. The first side plate includes a supporting portion, a first bent and erected portion, and a second bent and erected portion. The supporting portion includes a swing center portion having a swing center of the first side plate when the first side plate is positionally adjusted relative to the second side plate. In a direction in which a bending edge line formed between the supporting portion and the first bent and erected portion extends, the swing center portion projects downward than a lower end portion of the first bent and erected portion and a lower end portion of the second bent and erected portion are and contacts the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiaki Endo, Kiyoshi Watanabe, Kazuhisa Okuda
  • Patent number: 11662809
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an image sensor configured to capture a subject image, a display unit configured to display image data generated with an output of the image sensor, a line-of-sight detector configured to detect a line of sight of a user viewing the display unit, a subject detector configured to detect a state of a subject from the image data, and a controller configured to control imaging according to the state of the subject at a gaze position corresponding to the line of sight in an imaging area of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihiko Kanda, Yoshihito Tamaki
  • Patent number: 11661302
    Abstract: A sheet folding apparatus includes a folding roller pair that forms a first fold line owing to that the folding roller pair nips a first position of the sheet, which has a loop to be formed on an upstream side of the folding roller pair due to continuous conveyance of the sheet by a conveyance roller pair in a stopped state in which a front end of the sheet being conveyed from the conveyance roller pair is nipped by the folding roller pair, as starting conveyance of the sheet while a pushing plate is pushing the sheet and moving toward the folding roller pair, and thereafter, forms a second fold line owing to that the folding roller pair nips a second position of the sheet with the loop formed as aligning with a rear end of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Keiichi Atsumi, Akihito Sakano, Akito Yoda
  • Patent number: 11661293
    Abstract: A sheet storage apparatus attached to an apparatus body in an attaching direction includes a sheet storage portion configured to store a sheet, a moving unit movably supported by the sheet storage portion in a moving direction parallel to the attaching direction, wherein the moving unit includes a regulation member and an extending member extending in the moving direction, the regulation member including a regulation surface regulating a position, in the moving direction, of the sheet stored in the sheet storage portion, and a first bonding surface extending along the moving direction, the extending member including a second bonding surface extending parallel to the first bonding surface, and wherein the first bonding surface and the second bonding surface are configured to be bonded to each other by adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo Murayama, Akira Matsushima
  • Patent number: 11662683
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a conveyance unit configured to convey a sheet, a stacking portion on which the sheet conveyed by the conveyance unit is stacked, a first regulation member configured to regulate a position of an edge portion, in a conveyance direction, of the sheet stacked on the stacking portion, a second regulation member configured to regulate a position of an edge portion, in a width direction orthogonal to the conveyance direction, of the sheet stacked on the stacking portion, a binding unit supported movably in the conveyance direction and configured to perform a binding process of binding the sheet stacked on the stacking portion, and a moving unit configured to move the second regulation member in the conveyance direction accompanied with a movement, in the conveyance direction, of the binding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomooku Koyama, Jun Agata, Yasuhiro Nakahara, Hiroharu Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11662963
    Abstract: A control method for an information processing apparatus which comprises a memory that stores a graphical user interface (GUI) application capable of providing a GUI in a case where a driver that does not have a function of providing a GUI is selected, the control method includes causing the GUI application to acquire drawing data generated by a drawing application, acquiring, by the GUI application, at least either of data including information indicating a setting and data including information indicating a capability of the driver, and providing, the GUI application, a first display item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiji Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11662545
    Abstract: Provided is an optical apparatus including: an optical member; a focus motor configured to move the optical member; a lens CPU configured to control the focus motor; an MF ring including a reflection portion and a low reflection portion having a reflectance lower than a reflectance of the reflection portion, and a photo-reflector configured to receive light reflected by the reflection portion, wherein the lens CPU is configured to control the focus motor based on output from the photo-reflector, and the reflection portion has conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichiro Kato
  • Patent number: 11663316
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication unit that communicates with a battery, a storage unit that stores a first identification information of the battery, and a determination unit that determines whether the communication unit is capable of performing a predetermined communication with the battery, in a case where a second identification information of the battery received from the battery is matched with the first identification information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sho Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11662560
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear unit including one or more lens units. Distances between adjacent lens units change during zooming. The first lens unit includes a negative lens made of resin. The rear unit includes a positive lens made of resin. A predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Gyoda, Hiroki Ebe
  • Patent number: 11664402
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, includes forming a trench in a semiconductor substrate having a first face and a second face by processing the first face of the semiconductor substrate, the trench including a first portion and a second portion located between the first portion and a plane including a first face, filling an insulator in the second portion such that a space remains in the first portion and the trench is closed, and forming a plurality of elements between the first face and the second face, wherein the space and the insulator form element isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuo Kokumai
  • Patent number: 11662680
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a printhead configured to add energy to an image material; and a control unit configured to output, based on image data, a signal pattern for controlling energy to be added by the printhead to the image material including a plurality of color development layers that have different color development characteristic and develop colors in accordance with the added energy. When causing at least two of the plurality of color development layers to develop colors, the control unit generates, based on at least two signal patterns generated to cause the at least two color development layers to develop colors, a signal pattern of an OR of the at least two signal patterns and outputs the signal pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeru Sasaki, Hiroaki Ogawa, Takashi Fujita, Okinori Tsuchiya, Akitoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 11663453
    Abstract: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. A control unit controls writing of weight data to a first memory and a second memory, and controls readout of the weight data from the first memory and the second memory. The control unit further switches an operation between a first operation in which a processing unit reads out first weight data from the first memory and performs the convolution operation processing using the first weight data while the processing unit writes second weight data to the second memory in parallel, and a second operation in which the processing unit reads out the first weight data from both the first memory and the second memory and performs the convolution operation processing using the first weight data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakashima, Tse-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11662671
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a controller, a drive unit, a developer bearing member, a regulation blade, and a sheet member. During non-image forming, the controller executes a control mode for controlling the drive unit to rotatably drive the developer bearing member in a second direction opposite to a first direction, and then rotatably drive the developer bearing member in the first direction. A portion above a horizontal line passing through a tip of the regulation blade out of the sheet member is disposed in a moving path of a developer born by the developer bearing member when the drive unit rotatably drives the developer bearing member in the second direction in the control mode, and is not disposed in the moving path of the developer born by the developer bearing member when the drive unit rotatably drives the developer bearing member in the first direction during image forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiro Tsukada, Koji Shigehiro, Shunsuke Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11664220
    Abstract: A method of deposition is disclosed. The method can include dispensing a formable material over a substrate, where the substrate includes a non-uniform surface topography, and where the substrate includes an active zone and an exclusion zone. The method can also include curing the formable material in the exclusion zone to form a circular edge between the exclusion zone and the active zone, contacting the formable material with a superstrate, and curing the formable material in the active zone to form a layer over the substrate, wherein curing is performed while the superstrate is contacting the formable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Byung-Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 11662675
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, an apparatus body including a transfer member movable between a first position and a second position, an opening/closing member. The apparatus body includes a movement mechanism configured to move the transfer member in accordance with a movement of the opening/closing member. The movement mechanism includes a first movable member and a second movable member. The first movable member is configured to move a first end portion of the transfer member from the first position to the second position. The second movable member is configured to move a second end portion of the transfer member from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuntaro Tezuka
  • Patent number: 11664394
    Abstract: An image sensor comprising: a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions that convert light incident on a first surface of a semiconductor substrate into charge; a plurality of circuit portions, controlled from a second surface that is an opposite surface of the first surface of the semiconductor substrate, for transferring the charge converted by the photoelectric conversion portions; and first separation portions that separate the photoelectric conversion portions and the circuit portions for transferring the charge converted by the photoelectric conversion portions. At least part of the first separation portions are formed such that the area of the first surface is larger than the area of the second surface of at least part of the respective photoelectric conversion portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirokazu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11662679
    Abstract: An image heating apparatus includes a first rotating member, a second rotating member to form a nip portion which sandwiches a recording material between the first rotating member and the second rotating member, a heater unit provided inside the first rotating member and having a heater for heating an image on the recording material sandwiched by the nip portion, and a sheet member provided to overlap a part of the heater and electrically connected to the heater. The sheet member includes a first sheet member connected to one end of the heater in a longitudinal direction of the heater and a second sheet member connected to the other end of the heater, the first sheet member extends from the one end of the heater in a direction crossing the longitudinal direction, and the second sheet member extends from the other end of the heater in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Seiji Obata
  • Patent number: 11662961
    Abstract: Delivery form information on a print product is acquired, position information indicating a position of quality inspection on the print product is generated in accordance with the acquired delivery form information, and quality report data including the position information is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiji Kanamoto, Toshihiko Iida, Kimio Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11662406
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a MRI apparatus determines a first time during which a subsidiary power supply is capable of supplying power to a cooling device based on a capacity of the subsidiary power supply when power outage of a main power supply occurs, and determines a second time needed to demagnetize a superconducting magnet based on an excitation current of the superconducting magnet and a temperature of the superconducting magnet. The MRI apparatus determines starts ramp-down of the superconducting magnet after a third time based on the first time and the second time has elapsed from initiation of power outage of the main power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuto Nakabayashi, Takehiro Shibuya
  • Patent number: 11665332
    Abstract: To prevent an object that should exist in a virtual viewpoint video image from disappearing suddenly. Positional information on a specific object is acquired from a positional information notification unit included in the specific object. Then, based on the positional information, three-dimensional shape data on the specific object is output in association with information specifying a position of the specific object in a three-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11665676
    Abstract: The invention relates to improve use of resource units in MU transmissions of an 802.11ax network. An un-associated station may receive data frames over a downlink resource unit, RU, assigned to an AID, e.g. 2045, reserved for stations not associated with the AP, The AP may use a downlink RU sharing an allocation scheme feature of an uplink RU previously used by the un-associated station. The AP may also aggregated data frames addressed to several stations within the same downlink RU, for instance to acknowledge frames previously received from the stations. The aggregated data frames may signal which respective response RUs the addressee stations should use for a next multi-user uplink transmission to respond to the AP. These approaches particularly applies to the exchange of management frames for instance to speed up the association procedure of un-associated stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Patrice Nezou, Pascal Viger, St├ęphane Baron, Julien Sevin
  • Patent number: 11664675
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first voltage conversion unit, a second voltage conversion unit, and a control unit. The first voltage conversion unit generates a first voltage from power supplied from a first power supply or a second power supply. The second voltage conversion unit generates a second voltage, which is lower than the first voltage, from power supplied from the first power supply or the second power supply. The control unit controls a process of supplying power, supplied from the first power supply, to the first voltage conversion unit and a process of supplying power, supplied from the second power supply, to the second voltage conversion unit, in a case where a predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kento Inai, Tsuyoshi Fujisaki, Takuma Iwagami
  • Patent number: 11662396
    Abstract: A power receiving apparatus includes a determination unit and a display unit. The determination unit determines whether or not each of a power transmitting apparatus and a cable connected to the power receiving apparatus meets a predetermined condition relating to safety of power transmission. The display unit displays first information indicating that the power transmitting apparatus does not meet the predetermined condition in a case where the power transmitting apparatus does not meet the predetermined condition. The display unit displays second information indicating that the cable does not meet the predetermined condition in a case where the cable does not meet the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hajime Inoue
  • Patent number: 11664746
    Abstract: A vibration-type actuator capable of suppressing reduction in holding torque or holding force under influence of humidity. A vibration-type actuator 10 includes a vibrating body 2 and a driven body 1. The vibrating body 2 has a piezoelectric element 2c and an elastic body 2b. The driven body 1 is in contact with the vibrating body 2. The vibration-type actuator 10 moves the vibrating body 2 and the driven body 1 relatively to each other by vibration excited to the vibrating body 2. At least one of a first contact portion of the vibrating body 2 and a second contact portion of the driven body 1 includes a stainless-steel sintered body with pores and at least some of the pores are impregnated with a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Morita, Jun Tamai, Yasuyuki Araki
  • Patent number: 11662686
    Abstract: An Oldham coupling having play in a rotational direction and being capable of transmitting a driving force. The Oldham coupling includes a developing drive gear as a first hub, a drive coupling as a second hub, and an intermediate member that transmits a driving force between the developing drive gear and the drive coupling. The developing drive gear includes a protruded portion that is fitted to a recessed portion of the intermediate member to transmit a driving force between the developing drive gear and the intermediate member. When seen in a rotational axis direction of the Oldham coupling, the shape of a protruded portion is a substantially rhombic shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuichi Tanabe, Keita Shigihara
  • Patent number: 11665434
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which accepts designation of a first image category from among a plurality of image categories including a visible light image, an infrared light image, and a composite image, accepts designation of a second image category different from the first image category from among the plurality of image categories, displays an image of the accepted first image category in a display region of a display unit, and accepts designation of a region in the image of the first image category displayed in the display region, wherein an image of the accepted second image category is displayed in the accepted region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 11662687
    Abstract: In a cartridge structure employing an inclinable coupling member engaging with a rotational force transmitting portion of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus, the coupling member is unable to engage with the rotational force transmitting portion of the electrophotographic image forming apparatus when the mounting and dismounting direction and the developing/spacing direction relative to the electrophotographic image forming apparatus of different from each other. Under the circumstances, a coupling lever contacting and retracting relative to the coupling member in interrelation with the mounting and dismounting operation of a developing cartridge B1, and a coupling spring for the coupling lever to apply an urging force to the coupling member are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yosuke Kashiide, Masaaki Sato, Hiroyuki Munetsugu
  • Patent number: 11665293
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing system including: an image processing device; a microphone that is capable of acquiring speech; a retaining unit configured to retain, in a history database, setting values for image processing utilized in the past; an acquiring unit configured to acquire, based at least on that a specific word has been recognized in a result of speech recognition on speech acquired by the microphone, one or more setting values from the history database using an extraction condition corresponding to the specific word, and a setting unit configured to set up a new job to be executed by the image processing device based on the one or more setting values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsumura, Toru Takahashi, Yuji Naya
  • Patent number: 11663735
    Abstract: Optical sensors and optical markers are placed on components in a medical system to provide calibration and alignment, such as on a patient transportation mechanism and spatially separated medical diagnostic devices. Image processing circuitry uses the data captured by these optical devices to coordinate their movements and/or position. This enables scans that were captured in multiple medical diagnostic devices to be accurately aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karthikayan Balakrishnan, Kent C. Burr
  • Patent number: 11665294
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus includes a supporting portion, a feeding portion, a curved conveyance path, a conveyance unit, an image reading unit, a driving source, an output pulley, an input pulley, a first pulley, a second pulley, a driving belt, and a transmission belt. The image reading unit is configured to read an image on a first surface at a location between the first driving roller and the second driving roller in a sheet conveyance direction. The output pulley is fixed to an output shaft of the driving source. The input pulley is fixed to the second driving roller. The first pulley is fixed to the first driving roller. The second pulley is fixed to the second driving roller. The driving belt is wound around the output pulley and the input pulley. The transmission belt is wound around the first pulley and the second pulley.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Nishinohara
  • Patent number: 11662959
    Abstract: An estimated temperature adjustment time, the number of times of temperature adjustments, and so on for printing jobs in a current print sequence are displayed together with an estimated print time, and the print sequence can be changed so as to decrease the number of times of temperature adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoki Nozawa
  • Patent number: 11665431
    Abstract: The disclosed photoelectric conversion device includes a photoelectric conversion unit outputting a pulse signal in response to an incident of photon, a signal processing unit that is connected to the photoelectric conversion unit and counts the pulse signal, and a control unit that controls the signal processing unit. The signal processing unit includes a first count processing unit and a second count processing unit arranged in parallel. The control unit is configured to set an active period and an inactive period for each of the first count processing unit and the second count processing unit. A period during which the first count processing unit is active includes a first period during which the second count processing unit is active and a second period during which the second count processing unit is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shintaro Maekawa
  • Patent number: 11663710
    Abstract: The image processing device includes an imaging unit that images a subject and a distance map acquisition unit that acquires information regarding a distance distribution of the subject as map data. The distance map acquisition unit acquires map data with an image deviation amount or a defocused amount related to a captured image or distance map data in conformity with a TOF scheme or an imaging plane phase difference detection scheme of using a pupil division type image sensor. An image processing unit generates data of a texture image in which a low-frequency component of a captured image is inhibited and combines the data of the texture image and the map data acquired by the distance map acquisition unit to generate image data in which a distance distribution of a subject is expressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaaki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 11662962
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus capable of coping with speedup of a printing operation without requiring a design change of a controller is provided. The image forming apparatus includes an image generating unit configured to generate image data, an image forming unit configured to control image formation based on the image data, a storage unit that is provided between the image generating unit and the image forming unit and temporarily stores the image data, a first connecting unit that connects the image generating unit and the storage unit and performs transferring of the image data at a first operating frequency, and a second connecting unit that connects the storage unit and the image forming unit and performs transferring of the image data at a second operating frequency higher than the first operating frequency. When a predetermined data amount is accumulated in the storage unit, the accumulated image data is transferred to the image forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11664127
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a medical information processing apparatus includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry predicts, based on subject information and a prediction model of a disease onset risk, a time course of the disease onset risk in relation to a subject. The processing circuitry presents, based on the time course of the disease onset risk, a recommended period appropriate for arranging a next examination or medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeharu Ohyu
  • Patent number: 11664969
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first counter configured to synchronize with a reference time, a second counter configured to synchronize with the first counter, a generation unit configured to generate a synchronization signal each time when a value of the second counter is incremented by a predetermined number, a correction unit configured to correct the value of the second counter toward a value of the first counter, and a control unit configured to control the correction unit to cause the correction unit to calculate a difference between the value of the first counter and the value of the second counter and, in a case where the calculated difference is greater than a predetermined threshold value, the correction unit to correct the value of the second counter step by step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsumasa Abe
  • Patent number: 11664225
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus forms imprint material using a mold on a substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a movable stage configured to hold the substrate, a supply portion configured to discharge the imprint material, and a control unit configured to cause the supply portion to discharge the imprint material while moving the stage so that the imprint material is supplied onto the substrate. The control unit controls discharge of the imprint material from the supply portion so that a target amount of the imprint material is arranged at a target position on the substrate, based on property information indicating a relation between a discharge amount of imprint material from the supply portion and a position on a target object where the imprint material is to be arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Ota
  • Patent number: D987715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ayaka Odachi, Akihisa Shiozaki, Kotaro Izumiya