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: 10123698
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus includes a generation unit configured to generate 3D blood vessel data indicating a blood vessel in a fundus based on a plurality of tomographic image data indicating cross sections of the fundus, a boundary obtaining unit configured to obtain layer boundary data indicating at least one layer boundary based on 3D tomographic image data including the plurality of tomographic image data indicating the cross sections of the fundus, and a determination unit configured to determine a blood vessel intersecting with the layer boundary by comparing the 3D blood vessel data with the layer boundary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masashi Kotoku, Nobuhiro Tomatsu
  • Patent number: 10129441
    Abstract: The image forming apparatus includes: a measuring unit configured to measure reflected light from a test sheet, the measuring unit including a first sensor and a second sensor, a generation unit configured to generate information regarding a color of a plurality of measurement images based on a measurement result by the measuring unit; and a detection unit configured to detect a sensor that has output an abnormal measurement result in the measuring unit, based on the measurement result. The detection unit is further configured to detect a sensor that has output the abnormal measurement result, based on measurement results obtained by the measuring unit regarding reflected light from a predetermined region of the test sheet. The predetermined region corresponds to a region on which the plurality of measurement images are not formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomohisa Itagaki
  • Patent number: 10129453
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an encoding unit configured to perform encoding processing on an image output from an image capturing unit for obtaining an image; a communication unit configured to receive designation of a resolution of the encoding unit from an information processing apparatus; an obtaining unit configured to obtain a resolution which is associated with the resolution set for the image capturing unit, and is settable for the encoding unit; a determination unit configured to determine whether the designated resolution is the resolution obtained by the obtaining unit and settable for the encoding unit; and a transmission unit configured to transmit an error response to the information processing apparatus, if the determination unit determines that the designated resolution is not the resolution obtained by the obtaining unit and settable for the encoding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takahiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10129466
    Abstract: An image generating apparatus includes: an input unit that inputs data on a defocused image group; a storage unit that stores data on a plurality of filters generated based on a three-dimensional blur function; and a computing unit that generates a new image by applying the filter to the defocused image group. When a first element of a first filter out of the plurality of filters is symmetrical or anti-symmetrical with a second element included in the first filter or a second filter, which is different from the first filter, the storage unit does not store the data on the first element, and the computing unit generates the data on the first element of the first filter based on data on the second element which is stored in the storage unit when the first filter is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masanori Sato, Kazuya Kodama
  • Patent number: 10129449
    Abstract: A flash band determination device capable of always detecting a flash band with high accuracy, and correcting the detected flash band. It is determined whether or not there is a high-luminance area in an image, which is an area having a luminance level exceeding a predetermined luminance level. When determining whether or not a flash band which is an area having a luminance level higher than a predetermined threshold level is present in a difference image which is a difference between two images which are continuously obtained, if it is determined that the high-luminance area is present, whether or not the flash band is present is determined, by excluding an area corresponding to the high-luminance area, as a determination excluded area, from the difference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takenori Kobuse
  • Patent number: 10129457
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes: an acquisition unit adapted to acquire annotation information input by a user with respect to a first image shot by a shooting unit; a conversion unit adapted to convert the annotation information into a camera command defining an operation of the shooting unit; and an execution unit adapted to cause the shooting unit to execute an operation based on the camera command when shooting a second image shot after the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuuichi Nitto
  • Patent number: 10125283
    Abstract: An aqueous ink containing a self-dispersible pigment for use in an ink jet recording method using a recording head that ejects an ink by an action of thermal energy. The aqueous ink contains a compound represented by General Formula (I): where in General Formula (I) R1's are independently of each other, a sulfonic acid group, a carboxylic acid group, a phosphoric acid group or a phosphonic acid group, R2 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, and n is an integer of 1 to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yojiro Kojima, Yuko Negishi, Yoshihisa Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10124609
    Abstract: In order to reliably cut a sheet even when the width of the sheet is changed while shortening cutting time, the position of an end portion of the sheet is sensed and a cutting range is set according to the sensed position of the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuo Kikuchi, Naoki Wakayama, Shuichi Masuda, Masakazu Nagashima, Daiki Anayama, Takakazu Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10123699
    Abstract: The ophthalmologic apparatus includes: a scanning unit that scans a fundus of an eye to be inspected with measurement light; a selecting unit that selects one imaging mode out of a first imaging mode and a second imaging mode which is different from the first imaging mode; an acquiring unit that acquires information which indicates a movement amount of the eye to be inspected, based on a plurality of planar images of the fundus; and a correcting unit that corrects a scanning position of the measurement light in an initial scan which is executed after the information indicating the movement amount has been acquired, in the first imaging mode, and corrects the scanning position of the measurement light in an initial scan included in an initial scanning group which is executed after the information indicating the movement amount has been acquired, in the second imaging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Wataru Sakagawa, Marek Rozanski, Tomasz Dziubak
  • Patent number: 10123692
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus wherein auto alignment and manual alignment can be selectively used to enhance alignment accuracy between an eye to be inspected and an ophthalmic part includes an ophthalmic part that detects an eye to be inspected, a fixing part, a movable part on which the ophthalmic part is placed and configured to be movable with respect to the fixing unit in a horizontal direction, a drive part that transmits electric drive force for horizontal movement of the movable part, an alignment detection unit that detects a relative position between the eye to be inspected and ophthalmic part, a controller that controls the movable part based on a detection result from the alignment detection unit, and a drive force transmit switching unit that switches whether or not to execute transmission of the drive force from the drive part to the movable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hayato Shioda
  • Patent number: 10124608
    Abstract: A platen disposed at a position at which the platen faces a printing head includes a contact portion that comes into contact with a recording medium, a non-contact portion that does not come into contact with the recording medium, and an ink receiving portion that receives ink ejected to beyond the recording medium. A recessed portion is formed between the ink receiving portion and the contact portion in the width direction of the recording medium so as to be lower than the contact portion in the vertical direction. A supply portion that supplies air to the recessed portion is formed upstream of the recessed portion in the conveyance direction of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Arihito Miyakoshi, Masahiko Kubota, Yusuke Imahashi, Nobuhito Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Arimizu, Yoshinori Itoh
  • Patent number: 10124529
    Abstract: Imprint lithography templates having leading and trailing edge borders are provided that achieve zero-gap imprinting between adjacent fields with full-feature height features provided in the pattern exclusion zones (PEZ) located between such fields. The leading edge borders include dummy features, e.g., elongated features directionally oriented parallel to the mesa edge, while the trailing edge border includes a recess extending to the mesa edges. When used in a step-and-repeat process, the trailing edge border overlaps edge portions of an adjacent imprinted field that were previously patterned by the leading edge border of the template, producing full-feature height features in the pattern exclusion zones between such fields, and avoiding gaps or open areas between such fields that otherwise lead to non-uniformity of downstream processes such as etch processes and CMP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Nanotechnologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaddi S. Haase, Kosta S. Selinidis, Zhengmao Ye
  • Patent number: 10129446
    Abstract: A telecommunication unit which ensures high reliability of electric connection with a simple structure and enables satisfactory communication between an apparatus main body of an image pickup apparatus and an interchangeable lens. A first electric connecting unit has contact portions that are electrically connected to the interchangeable lens when the interchangeable lens is mounted on the lens adapter. A second electric connecting unit has contact portions that are electrically connected to the apparatus main body when the lens adapter is fixed to the apparatus main body. The contact portions of the first electric connecting unit are arranged in the form of an arc with an optical axis of the interchangeable lens at its center. The contact portions of the second electric connecting unit are arranged in a linear fashion in a width direction of the apparatus main body perpendicular to the optical axis of the interchangeable lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Futoshi Iinuma
  • Patent number: 10124558
    Abstract: Provided are a thermal expansion suppressing member having negative thermal expansion properties and a metal-based anti-thermally-expansive member having small thermal expansion. More specifically, provided are a thermal expansion suppressing member, including at least an oxide represented by the following general formula (1), and an anti-thermally-expansive member, including a metal having a positive linear expansion coefficient at 20° C., and a solid body including at least an oxide represented by the following general formula (1), the metal and solid being joined to each other: (Bi1-xMx)NiO3 (1) where M represents at least one metal selected from the group consisting of La, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Y, and In; and x represents a numerical value of 0.02?x?0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Kubota, Kaoru Miura, Hisato Yabuta, Yoshihiko Matsumura, Yuichi Shimakawa, Masaki Azuma
  • Patent number: 10126697
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a control unit configured to be able to perform density adjustment control of forming a reference toner image for image density control on an image bearing member and changing a target value of a toner density based on an image density of the reference toner image detected by an image density detection unit. The control unit limits the target value of the toner density within a predetermined range, and changes frequency of execution of the density adjustment control based on the fact that the target value of the toner density is placed at a boundary value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noriyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10126703
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a communication portion arranged inside a cover covering an image forming portion in the main body of the apparatus and including an antenna surface for use in establishing near field communication. The cover includes a stacking portion in its upper section. The stacking portion is configured to receive a recording medium with an image thereon, the recording medium being discharged outside the main body of the apparatus. The antenna surface faces a region of the upper section of the cover downstream in a direction of discharging the recording medium. The antenna surface at least partially faces a region of the upper section of the cover outside the stacking portion in a direction perpendicular to the direction of discharging the recording medium. The communication portion is capable of communicating with another communication portion using near field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsuyuki Yuzawa
  • Patent number: 10125284
    Abstract: An aqueous ink for ink jet, the aqueous ink including a pigment and a resin for dispersing the pigment. The pigment is impregnated with a compound having a structure in which at least two structures each represented by General Formula (1) are bonded by a glycoside bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keigo Gouda, Shin-ichi Hakamada, Hisao Kamo, Hitoshi Nagashima, Daiji Okamura, Takakazu Mizutani, Masahito Miyabe, Isamu Oguri, Kouichirou Okumura
  • Patent number: 10124610
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a conveyance roller conveying a print medium, a printhead printing an image on the print medium, a carriage supporting the printhead and movable in a direction parallel to an axial direction of the conveyance roller, and a detecting unit detecting a rotation amount of the conveyance roller. The detecting unit is a rotary encoder including a code wheel provided coaxially with the conveyance roller. The carriage can move to a position at which the carriage overlaps the code wheel in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the conveyance roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Haruo Uchida, Shuichi Tokuda, Atsushi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10126675
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes switches configured to switch a state of an operation performed by an assist circuit for a current supplied to a light-emitting element, in such a manner that the assist circuit corrects a value of a current supplied from a constant current source to the light-emitting element when a switching current is supplied in at least a period during which laser light scans a photoconductive drum and the assist circuit does not correct a value of a current supplied from the constant current source to the light-emitting element to make laser light incident on a photodiode to control a value of a bias current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hajime Motoyama
  • Patent number: 10124969
    Abstract: A conveyance apparatus includes a separation unit configured to separate and convey a sheet, a detection unit configured to detect a floating of the sheet passing through the separation unit, and a control unit configured to stop separate conveyance by the separation unit if the detection unit detects the sheet for not less than a predetermined time and/or a predetermined count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Chiaki Yoshiwara, Takatsugu Nakamura, Naruhiko Ito, Yuya Tamura, Jianxun Xie
  • Patent number: 10126676
    Abstract: Surface identification processing is performed using a period of a BD signal when an amount of light incident on a BD sensor reaches an amount equal to or more than a threshold value, and the surface identification processing is not performed using the period of the BD signal in a state where the amount of light incident on the BD sensor is less than the threshold value. Thus, malfunction of the image forming apparatus due to failure of the surface identification processing is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Seki
  • Patent number: 10124977
    Abstract: A sheet stacking apparatus including a control portion is configured to execute: a first mode in which the control portion causes a bundle forming portion to form a bundle of sheets including a sheet supported by a first placement portion and a sheet placed on a second placement portion; and a second mode in which a downstream end portion of a bundle of sheets formed in the second mode is positioned upstream of a downstream end portion of a bundle of sheets to be formed in the first mode, and wherein the control portion sets a maximum number of sheets constituting a bundle of sheets which the control portion causes the bundle forming portion to form in the second mode to be smaller than a maximum number of sheets constituting a bundle of sheets which the control portion causes the bundle forming portion to form in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Shintaro Moriya, Kazuhiko Watanabe, Hiroshi Amano, Seiji Ono, Ichiro Yoda, Masao Ueno
  • Patent number: 10126683
    Abstract: A developing apparatus includes a first screw disposed within a first chamber and conveying developer in a first direction, a second screw disposed within a second chamber and having a conveyance portion conveying the developer in a second direction opposite to the first direction and a return portion provided downstream of a first communication port in a first wall dividing the first and second chambers. A discharge portion in the second chamber, downstream of the return portion, discharges the developer out of the second chamber, and a second wall through which a third communication port is disposed upstream of the discharge portion is defined to deliver the developer from the second chamber to the first chamber. The second wall faces at least a part of the return portion in a view from a horizontal direction such that a lower end of the third communication port is located above a lower end of the first communication port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Ariizumi
  • Patent number: 10124980
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet post-processing apparatus capable of reliably protecting an edge-binding stapling unit and a sheet material, and of performing a sheet-binding process without increasing the size of the apparatus. The sheet post-processing apparatus includes: a binding unit movable to a binding position in which the binding unit performs a binding process using a binding member on a sheet, and an access position in which a user is accessable to the binding unit; and a control unit configured to cause, when the binding unit performs a setting operation for the binding member, the binding unit to perform the setting operation after causing the binding unit to move to a position different from the access position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventor: Koji Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10126686
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a cleaning unit for a transfer roller. A cleaning unit includes a brush roller, a rotatable member, a first blade and a second blade. The brush roller is electroconductive and contactable with the transfer roller while rotating to electrostatically attract the toner from the transfer roller. The rotatable member is supplied with a voltage of the regular charge polarity of the toner and is contacted with the brush roller in a contact position to electrostatically attract the toner from the brush roller. The first blade contacts the rotatable member in a cleaning portion to scrape a deposited matter from the rotatable member. The second blade is disposed downstream of the cleaning portion and upstream of the contact portion and scrape the deposited matter from the rotatable member with the rotation of the rotatable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiya Fukazawa, Yutaka Koga
  • Patent number: 10126674
    Abstract: A laser holder includes a bridge portion connected to a holding portion via two projecting portions so as to bridge the two projecting portions, and the bridge portion includes a contacting portion configured to come into contact with the optical box by being pressed against an optical box by a screw head of a second fixing screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehiro Ishidate, Yasuaki Otoguro, Yuichiro Imai
  • Patent number: 10126689
    Abstract: Prediction accuracy of a color misregistration amount in an image formation executed in an image forming apparatus is improved. The image forming apparatus comprises an optical box storing an optical system for irradiating a laser beam from a laser source to a photosensitive drum, a scanner temperature sensor provided near the optical box, and an environmental temperature sensor for detecting a surrounding temperature of the image forming apparatus, and a control section. When image formation is executed, the control section obtains a temperature Tscn detected by the scanner temperature sensor and a temperature Tenv detected by the environmental temperature sensor and calculates a prediction value of a position misregistration amount to the photoreceptor of the laser beam using the difference between Tscn and Tenv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Hamano, Koichi Taniguchi, Daisuke Aruga
  • Patent number: 10126691
    Abstract: A pressing mechanism is provided, which is configured to cause the relative position of an endless belt including a layer containing metal to a rotary member to be at a first position or a second position at which a nip portion N is formed. When an error is informed in response to detection of a crack of an end portion of the endless belt by a detecting portion and jam causing a recording medium to remain at the nip portion N occurs, if a power source switch is switched to an OFF state, a power supply to an image forming device is stopped with the relative position being at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoaki Tanto
  • Patent number: 10126694
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a converting unit, a plurality of image forming units, a scanning unit, a first generating unit, a second generating unit, an intermediate transfer member, a measuring unit, and a controller configured to, after the first generating unit generates an image forming condition, control the plurality of image forming units to form a measurement image, control the measuring unit to measure the measurement image, and control whether to control the second generating unit to generate a conversion condition or not on the basis of a result of the measurement performed on a previous measurement image and a result of the measurement performed on a current measurement image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Zaima
  • Patent number: 10126693
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a first control unit and a second control unit. The second control unit is connected to the first control unit and controls a light source according to a video signal received from the first control unit. The first control unit generates a video signal according and commands, stores the commands, and sends commands according to an order of earliest to latest execution timing. The second control unit receives the video signal and the commands, generates a drive signal according to the video signal and the commands and drives the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Akiba
  • Patent number: 10124615
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing head that prints on a printing medium, a moving member that moves reciprocally with the printing head, and a conveying member that conveys the printing medium in a direction which intersects a printing head moving direction. Also included are a module contained in a contained position in a non-printing period, and developed in a developed position in a printing period, and a drive connection member that moves the module between the contained and developed positions with conveying member drive. The drive connection member includes a trigger arm that enters a printing head moving area when the moving member is driven in a direction opposite to which the printing medium is conveyed. When the moving member presses and moves the trigger arm, the conveying member is connected to the module such that a connected state in which the driving force transmission is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10126695
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that facilitates user's determination of necessity of setting an inspection resuming page and is improved in jam processing efficiency. A sheet having an image formed thereon by an image forming unit is conveyed along a sheet conveying path. A sheet inspection device inspects the image on a sheet being conveyed through sheet conveying path. When a jam occurs in the conveying path, image formation by the image forming unit is interrupted. When jammed sheets are removed, formation of images including those formed on the jammed sheets is resumed. When a leading one of the jammed sheets is on a downstream side of the sheet inspection device, the image formation is resumed from an image formed on the leading jammed sheet, based on a user instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuaki Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10126706
    Abstract: An image-forming apparatus includes a coupling recess to be engaged with a coupling protrusion to rotate the coupling protrusion, a second gear portion to be engaged with a gear to rotate the gear, and a driving force transmitter that is rotatable about a predetermined rotational axis. A torque required to rotate the gear is larger than a torque required to rotate the second gear portion in a state where the coupling recess does not engage the coupling protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yu Shuhama, Yoichiro Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10123688
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a plurality of types of images of an eye, including a confocal image and a non-confocal image of the eye; a deciding unit configured to decide a saving format for saving the confocal image and non-confocal image in a storage region; and a saving unit configured to save at least one of the acquired plurality of types of images in the storage region, based on the decided saving format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10126112
    Abstract: An object is to enable removal fixed pattern noise even if the intensity of interference light changes during measurement. An image capturing apparatus comprises a light splitting unit that splits light emitted from a light source into reference light and measurement light, an interference signal detection unit that acquires an interference signal from interference light resulting from interference of the reference light and return light generated by irradiating an object to be inspected with the measurement light, a noise signal acquisition unit that acquires a noise signal containing a noise component contained in the interference light, a correction unit that corrects the intensity of one of the interference signal and the noise signal, and a noise removal unit that removes the noise component contained in the interference signal using the interference signal and the noise signal one of which is corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiharu Sumiya, Makoto Fukuhara, Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 10126708
    Abstract: A cooling unit has a cooling fan, a duct configured to guide air supplied from the cooling fan and having a shape extending along an axial direction of a photosensitive member, and a plurality of air outlet portions provided in the duct so as to be apart from each other in the axial direction. Air discharged from the plurality of air outlet portions is supplied to the inside of an image forming unit by utilizing a space as an air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoji Oya
  • Patent number: 10126914
    Abstract: An information processing device facilitating easy specification of a display position of an operation screen of each software application when a plurality of software applications are executed at a same time. The device includes a display control unit configured to display a plurality of arranged icons on a display screen; a position acquisition unit configured to acquire input position specified on the display screen; and an identifying unit configured to identify a plurality of software applications associated with the plurality of icons in accordance with positions of the plurality of icons displayed on the display screen and a plurality of input positions simultaneously acquired by the position acquisition unit. The display control unit is configured to display one execution screen of each of the software application identified by the identifying unit on each of a plurality of partial areas, the partial areas constituting the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masayoshi Hiroura
  • Patent number: 10126925
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus includes a touch panel monitor configured to provide an operation unit and a display unit for imaged image on the same screen. The apparatus displays a plurality of buttons corresponding to a plurality of imaging methods, and displays with a focus a first button corresponding to a first imaging method that has entered an imaging ready state. When imaging by the first imaging method is completed, the apparatus displays an imaged image on the display unit, displays the first button in a form that shows that imaging is completed, cancels the focus of the first button, and transfers the focus to a second button corresponding to a second imaging method that next enters an imaging ready state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Arima
  • Patent number: 10127424
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires setting information acquired from a captured image, a setting unit that performs, based on the acquired setting information, setting regarding image analysis processing to be performed on a captured image obtained by capturing an image of a predetermined monitoring target range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Futoshi Hachimura
  • Patent number: 10129425
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a control unit configured, when the communication apparatus is in a first state and when a receiving unit receives a request, from an external device, for data for a predetermined screen that is among a plurality of screens for remotely using the communication apparatus, not to execute control for delaying execution of a shifting process, and when the communication apparatus is in the first state and when the receiving unit receives a request, from the external device, for data for display of a screen that is not the predetermined screen and that is among a plurality of screens for remotely using the communication apparatus, to execute the control for delaying execution of the shifting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10126523
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, first to fifth lens units respectively having positive, negative, positive, positive, and negative refractive powers. The first lens unit does not move for zooming, and each of the distances between the lens units adjacent to each other is changed during zooming. Lateral magnifications ?2w and ?2t of the second lens unit at a wide angle end and a telephoto end, respectively, lateral magnifications ?3w and ?3t of the third lens unit at the wide angle end and the telephoto end, respectively, lateral magnifications ?4w and ?4t of the fourth lens unit at the wide angle end and the telephoto end, respectively, a focal length f5 of the fifth lens unit, and an amount of movement M5 of the fifth lens unit in zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Tashiro
  • Patent number: 10127394
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that is capable of ensuring a high security level. An image forming apparatus receives a print job from an information processing apparatus connected to the MFP via a network. When a security policy specifying reservation of a received print job is set for the image forming apparatus, the received print job is not immediately executed, but is reserved therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Maki
  • Patent number: 10129431
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a communication apparatus capable of preventing a decrease in the speed of communication with an external device due to execution of a handover when the communication apparatus is connected to the external device, and also directed to a control method and a recording medium. A communication apparatus provides, by using a first communication portion that uses a first communication method, communication information for performing communication based on a second communication method to an external device, and causes a second communication portion that uses the second communication method to connect with the external device using the second communication method, and performs control in such a manner that, in a case where the second communication portion connects with the external device, the first communication portion is used to provide communication information to no other external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Yasuzaki
  • Patent number: 10126536
    Abstract: Provided is a zoom lens including: a lens unit Ln1 having a negative refractive power; a lens unit Ln2 having a negative refractive power; a lens unit Lp1 having a positive refractive power; and a rear lens group including one or more lens units, the lens unit Ln1, the lens unit Ln2, the lens unit Lp1, and the rear lens group being successively arranged in order from an object side to an image side, in which the lens unit Ln1 and the lens unit Lp1 are moved along the same locus during zooming, and in which the lens unit Ln2 is moved toward the object side during focusing from infinity to proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shigenobu Sugita
  • Patent number: 10126190
    Abstract: A capacitive force sensor 101 of the present invention includes a plurality of cells each including a lower electrode 104, a movable member that includes an upper electrode 107 and has flexibility, and a support 105b arranged to movably support the movable member and to form a gap 106 between the upper and the lower electrodes. The plural cells are grouped into elements each including one or more of the cells, and the one or more cells in a same element are electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Soeda, Yasuhiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 10126434
    Abstract: A radiation image sensing apparatus includes an image sensing, a circuit component, a supporting plate including first and second faces and configured to support the image sensing panel with the first face and support the circuit component with the second face, a connecting portion configured to connect the image sensing panel and the circuit component, and a housing configured to enclose the image sensing panel, the circuit component, the supporting plate and the connecting portion. An outer periphery of the supporting plate includes a concave portion and a projecting portion, and the connecting portion connects the image sensing panel and the circuit component through outside the concave portion. The outer edge of the concave portion is positioned inside an outer edge of the image sensing panel upon orthogonal projection onto the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Youjirou Hiratsuka, Takahiro Koyanagi, Hiroto Kondo
  • Patent number: 10126594
    Abstract: A light source apparatus includes a plurality of light source groups, wherein each light source group has: a plurality of first light sources configured to emit light of a first color; a plurality of second light sources configured to emit light of a second color; and a plurality of third light sources configured to emit light of a third color, and a distance between the plurality of second light sources of the same light source group and a distance between the plurality of third light sources of the same light source group are each shorter than a minimum value of a distance between the plurality of first light sources of the same light source group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10126989
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus with a plurality of functions including at least a print function includes a print data management unit that stores print data received from a plurality of information processing apparatuses, a login control unit that performs use control on a user-by-user basis, and a user interface control unit that displays a user interface screen on a display unit, where the login control unit causes, in a case where a guest user not required to be authenticated to log into the image forming apparatus is permitted to log into the image forming apparatus, the user interface control unit to display a user interface screen for selecting a function to be used from among the plurality of functions, where the print function is selectable via the user interface screen in units of the plurality of information processing apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 10126550
    Abstract: An optical element includes a substrate and a light-shielding film on a part of the periphery of the substrate. The light-shielding film contains a compound having an epoxy group, a coloring agent, inorganic particles having a refractive index of 2.2 or more, and silica particles. The average concentration of the inorganic particles in an interface region having a thickness of 15 nm from the interface between the substrate and the light-shielding film is 1.1 to 1.5 times as high as the average concentration of the inorganic particles in the light-shielding film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoji Teramoto, Shuhei Yamamoto, Reiko Kubota
  • Patent number: 10126992
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage to store print data, a display device to display information, and at least one processor that executes a set of instructions. The instructions when executed, cause the apparatus to perform operations including receiving a predetermined user operation for printing, and specifying a user logging into the image processing apparatus. In a particular case, the display device is caused to display a print screen for receiving a user instruction to the stored print data. In another case, the display device is caused to display a confirmation screen for indicating a usage status of the storage. The confirmation screen is configured to include at least user information indicating users associated with the print data stored in the storage, and not to include information indicating a name of the print data stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Ikeda