Canon Patent Applications

Patents granted to Canon by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180104926
    Abstract: A sheet binding processing apparatus including a crimp binding member that performs binding processing on a predetermined region of a sheet by sandwiching and pressing the sheet between an upper tooth and a lower tooth meshing with each other, and a detection unit that detects a state of the predetermined region of the sheet to be bound by the crimp binding member. If the detection unit detects that the predetermined region is not capable of binding, the binding processing on the predetermined region is prohibited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Hideki AOYAGI, Hongchang SUN
  • Publication number: 20180079616
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a sheet processing unit that processes a sheet placed on a placing tray, a discharge roller that discharges the sheet processed on the placing tray to a stacking tray, a conveyance roller that discharges a sheet to the placing tray or conveys a subsequent sheet from upstream to downstream of the discharge roller and switchback-conveys the subsequent sheet upstream again, and a standby path (branch path) that keeps the sheet switched back by the conveyance roller on standby. The subsequent sheet is conveyed to a downstream side of the discharge roller by the conveyance roller and then returned to an upstream side again by switchback conveyance. During the switchback conveyance, the discharge roller nips and discharges the sheets on the placing tray to the stacking tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Takahiro NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20180079247
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing apparatus includes a binding unit that crimps a predetermined position on a sheet for binding, and a setting unit that sets the number of binding points at which to bind the sheet. The binding unit applies binding to the sheet at different positions as many as the number of binding points set by the setting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Hideki AOYAGI, Hongchang SUN
  • Publication number: 20180082865
    Abstract: A heating apparatus includes a heater, an electron reflection plate, a filament arranged between the heater and the electron reflection plate, a heating power supply configured to supply an AC voltage between a first terminal and a second terminal of the filament to emit thermoelectrons from the filament, an acceleration power supply configured to supply an acceleration voltage between the filament and the heater, and a resistor arranged so as to form a path which connects the electron reflection plate and the heating power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masao SASAKI, Kazutoshi YOSHIBAYASHI, Kenji SATO, Kenzou MURATA
  • Publication number: 20180077789
    Abstract: A land group with which a terminal group of a semiconductor package has been jointed, a conductor pattern which has been arranged in a mounting area where the semiconductor package was mounted and which has been jointed with a heat radiation plate of the semiconductor package, a conductor pattern at least a part of which has been arranged on the outside of the mounting area, and a conductor pattern which connects the conductor patterns are formed on a printed-wiring board. The land group includes a land adjacent to the conductor pattern and a land which is not adjacent to the conductor pattern. The land is formed in a shape different from that of the land so as to be away from the conductor pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keita Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20180066934
    Abstract: A three-dimensional measurement apparatus selects points corresponding to geometric features of a three-dimensional shape model of a target object, projects a plurality of selected points corresponding to the geometric features onto a range image based on approximate values indicating the position and orientation of the target object and imaging parameters at the time of imaging of the range image, searches regions of predetermined ranges respectively from the plurality of projected points for geometric features on the range image which correspond to the geometric features of the three-dimensional shape model, and associates these geometric features with each other. The apparatus then calculates the position and orientation of the target object using differences of distances on a three-dimensional space between the geometric features of the three-dimensional shape model and those on the range image, which are associated with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakazato, Kazuhiko Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20180066353
    Abstract: A vacuum arc deposition apparatus for forming a ta-C film on a substrate using arc discharge includes a holding unit that holds a target unit, an anode unit into which electrons emitted from the target unit flow, and a power supply that supplies, between the target unit and the anode unit, a current for generating a plasma by arc discharge. The current supplied by the power supply at the time of the arc discharge is generated by superimposing, on a DC current, a pulse current of a pulse frequency not higher than 140 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yakushiji, Yuto Watanabe, Masahiro Shibamoto, Yuzuru Miura
  • Publication number: 20180063453
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an image acquirer configured to acquire a first image that is generated by image capturing and includes information of light intensity distributions obtained with a plurality of different exposures provided with transmittance distributions that are different from one another, an information acquirer configured to acquire information on the transmittance distributions, and an image estimator configured to separate image signals corresponding to two or more exposures among the plurality of exposures from the first image in the same pixel based on an estimation using the information on the transmittance distributions, and to generate two or more second images using the separated image signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihito Hiasa
  • Publication number: 20180055464
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises pixels arranged in an image sensing region, a first and a second detecting elements configured to obtain radiation irradiation information, a first signal line to which a signal from the first detecting element is to be output and a second signal line to which a signal from the second detecting element is to be output, and a signal processing circuit configured to process the signals output from the first and the second detecting elements. The first the second signal lines are arranged in the image sensing region or arranged adjacent to the image sensing region, the first detecting element has a larger region to detect radiation than the second detecting element. The signal processing circuit generates the radiation irradiation information based on the signals from the first and the second signal lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Minoru Watanabe, Keigo Yokoyama, Masato Ofuji, Jun Kawanabe, Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Hiroshi Wayama, Kazuya Furumoto
  • Publication number: 20180056299
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing a thermocyclic process, such as amplifying DNA, includes a microfluidic chip with a channel formed therein and one or more thermal distribution elements disposed over portions of the chip. Each thermal distribution element is configured to distribute thermal energy from an external thermal energy source substantially uniformly over the portion of the chip covered by the thermal distribution element. The portion of the chip covered by the thermal distribution element thereby comprises a discrete temperature zone. Other temperature zones can be defined by other thermal distribution elements or by portions of the chip not covered by a thermal distribution element. The channel is configured so that a fluid flowing through the channel would enter and exit the different temperature zones a plurality of times, thereby alternately exposing the fluid to the temperature of each zone for a period of time required for the fluid to traverse the zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Dale, Kenton C. Hasson, Shulin Zeng, Michele Stone
  • Publication number: 20180059582
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming portion configured to form a toner image on a recording material with a liquid developer containing a toner and a carrier liquid, wherein the carrier liquid contains a first substance for imparting an electrical polarity to the toner and a second substance, higher in volume resistivity than the first substance, as a dispersion medium for dispersing the toner; and a carrier separating device configured to separate the carrier liquid into the first substance charged to an opposite polarity to a charge polarity of the toner and the second substance by applying an electric field to the liquid developer collected from the image forming portion so as to collect each of the first substance and the second substance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teppei Nagata, Akinori Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20180063354
    Abstract: To suppress unevenness in intensity distribution of output light in a longitudinal direction of a light guide body, a lighting apparatus includes a rod-shaped light guide body, and light source units provided in end faces of the body, where the light guide body includes first and second reflecting surfaces that perform diffuse reflection on light input from the light source, and a light output surface that outputs reflected light from both of the reflecting surfaces to the outside. The first reflecting surface includes a first diffuse reflection pattern having discontinuous pattern portions provided near the end faces in the longitudinal direction of the light guide body and a continuous pattern portion in the center portion, and the second reflecting surface includes a second diffuse reflection pattern to reduce a ripple in the longitudinal direction of a quantity of the light reflected from the first diffuse reflection pattern and output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Fumimasa AMEMIYA
  • Publication number: 20180047581
    Abstract: To provide a patterning method for forming a desired pattern in a reverse process. A patterning method includes a reverse process. A photocurable composition contains at least a polymerizable compound (A) component and a photopolymerization initiator (B) component. The (A) component has a mole fraction weighted average molecular weight of 200 or more and 1000 or less. The (A) component has an Ohnishi parameter (OP) of 3.80 or more. The Ohnishi parameter (OP) of the (A) component is a mole fraction weighted average of N/(NC?NO), wherein N denotes a total number of atoms in a molecule, NC denotes a number of carbon atoms in the molecule, and NO denotes a number of oxygen atoms in the molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Takeshi Honma, Shiori Yonezawa, Tomonori Otani, Kazumi Iwashita
  • Publication number: 20180039217
    Abstract: A sheet processing device that bonds sheets to one another and then folds a resultant sheet bundle. The sheet processing device includes a stacker section that sequentially stores sheets moved thereto, an adhesive-binding unit that applies an adhesive onto sheets sequentially stored in the stacker section one by one in a sheet moving direction to bond the sheets to one another, a moving member that moves the sheets to an application position of the adhesive-binding unit, and a folding processing section that folds a sheet bundle formed by the bonded sheets at a predetermined folding position. When the number of sheets to be bonded by the adhesive-binding unit applying the adhesive onto the sheets exceeds a predetermined number, the adhesive is applied at two positions separated from each other across the folding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Hisashi OSADA, Takashi SAITO, Isao KONDO
  • Publication number: 20180033163
    Abstract: There is provided with a transmission apparatus for transmitting, to a reception apparatus, first video captured by an imaging apparatus and second video captured to detect a position and orientation of the imaging apparatus when capturing the first video. A transmission rate of the first video and a transmission rate of the second video are controlled so that a transmission rate ratio between the first video and the second video changes. The first video and the second video are transmitted to the reception apparatus in accordance with the controlled transmission rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shun Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20180028066
    Abstract: An object information acquiring apparatus including: an extraction processing unit that extracts signal components of mutually different first and second frequency bands from an electric signal based on an acoustic wave propagating from an object due to irradiation of the object with light; an image signal generating unit that generates a first image signal based on the signal component of the first frequency band extracted by the extraction processing unit, a second image signal based on the signal component of the second frequency band extracted by the extraction processing unit, and a third image signal based on the electric signal; and a weighting processing unit that performs weighting of a signal intensity of the third image signal on the basis of signal intensities of the first and second image signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Moemi Urano, Kenichi Nagae
  • Publication number: 20180030513
    Abstract: A system and method for amplifying and detecting nucleic acids are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes: a microfluidic device comprising a channel for receiving a sample of solution containing real-time PCR reagents; a temperature control system configured to cycle the temperature of the sample; an excitation source for illuminating the sample; a fiber optic probe comprising (i) an optical fiber having a distal end and a proximal end and (ii) a probe head connected to the distal end of the optical fiber and positioned between the distal end of the optical fiber and the channel; and a detector configured to detect emissions exiting the proximal end of the optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenton C. Hasson
  • Publication number: 20180024460
    Abstract: Provided is a charging member capable of suppressing the occurrence of an image defect due to the non-uniform abrasion of a photosensitive member and a stain, in a long-term use. The charging member includes an electro-conductive elastic layer as a surface layer. The electro-conductive elastic layer contains a binder and a bowl-shaped resin particle having an opening. The surface of the charging member has a concavity and a protrusion derived from the bowl-shaped resin particle. The relations represented by the following formulae are satisfied, 0.2 ? S = ? S ? ? 5 - S ? ? 1 ? S ? ? 1 ? 0.5 0.15 ? d = ? d ? ? 5 - d ? ? 1 ? d ? ? 1 ? 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Uematsu, Tomohito Taniguchi, Masahiro Watanabe, Noboru Miyagawa, Taichi Sato, Takehiko Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20180022015
    Abstract: The present invention an imprint apparatus which performs an imprint process of forming a pattern in an imprint material on a substrate using a mold, the apparatus including an image capturing unit configured to obtain an image by capturing the substrate, and a processing unit configured to perform detection processing of detecting a foreign particle present between the mold and the substrate, wherein the processing unit performs the detection processing by comparing, with a reference image, an image obtained by the image capturing unit in a state in which the mold and the imprint material on the substrate are in contact with each other, and when the image includes a region outside the substrate, the region outside the substrate is excluded from a target of the detection processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsutomu Terao
  • Publication number: 20180021957
    Abstract: The displacement detecting apparatus acquires a quantity of a relative rotational displacement between a scale and a detecting head, based on a change of outputs of the light-receiving elements. The displacement detecting apparatus acquires the quantity of the relative rotational displacement between the scale and the detecting head, by combining a quantity of a rough relative rotational displacement between the scale and the detecting head, which has been acquired from an output of the total of light quantities that are output from each of the light-receiving elements in the detecting head, with a quantity of a fine relative rotational displacement between the scale and the detecting head, which has been acquired from an incremental displacement signal that is output from each of the light-receiving elements in the detecting head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Isamu Okuma
  • Publication number: 20180015398
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for preparing a fluidic cartridge for use in an analyzer device. In one non-limiting aspect, the present invention provides a method of preparing a fluidic cartridge for use in an analyzer device. The method may include controlling valves and a vacuum pump of a priming station to evacuate air from a fluidic cartridge loaded in the priming station. The method may include controlling the valves and the vacuum pump to draw priming fluid into sipper wells and channels of the loaded fluidic cartridge. In another non-limiting aspect, the present invention provides a priming station for preparing a fluidic cartridge for use in an analyzer device. The priming station may include a vacuum pump, a priming manifold assembly, and a controller. The priming manifold assembly may be configured to interface with a fluidic cartridge loaded in the priming station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Mull, Owen Lu, Eric Schneider, Collin Grimes, Jamie Kendall, Franklin Francis Regan, IV, Ralph McCann, Scott Sundberg, Makoto Ogusu, Sean Ison, Jared Spaniol, Shulin Zeng, Ivor Knight
  • Publication number: 20180008221
    Abstract: The present invention provides a breast computed tomography system in which the body motion and the pain of an examinee during capturing of images of the breast are reduced. The breast computed tomography system includes a gantry accommodating a light emitting unit that radiates light onto the breast. The gantry includes a gripper having a right gripping portion and a left gripping portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Ito
  • Publication number: 20180006080
    Abstract: Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus, including: a plurality of pixels configured to output image signals corresponding to radiation; an image signal line configured to output the image signals; and a detection signal line configured to output a detection signal for detection of irradiation of the radiation, in which at least one of the plurality of pixels includes: a conversion element configured to convert the radiation into charge; a first switch configured to output the image signal corresponding to the charge via the image signal line; a storage capacitor including a first electrode and a second electrode, in which the first electrode is electrically connected to the conversion element to store the charge; and a second switch configured to electrically connect the second electrode and the detection signal line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kentaro Fujiyoshi, Minoru Watanabe, Keigo Yokoyama, Masato Ofuji, Jun Kawanabe, Hiroshi Wayama, Kazuya Furumoto
  • Publication number: 20170363853
    Abstract: A method of generating an image of a substantially translucent specimen includes illuminating and imaging the specimen based on light filtered by an optical element. A plurality of variably-illuminated relatively low resolution intensity images of the specimen are acquired for which content of the images corresponds to partially overlapping regions in frequency space. A relatively higher resolution image of the specimen is then reconstructed by iteratively updating overlapping regions of the relatively higher resolution image in Fourier space with the plurality of variably-illuminated, relatively lower resolution intensity images. The iterative updating processes the plurality of relatively lower resolution intensity images in a first sequence which progresses from a centre region of the relatively higher resolution image in increasing spatial frequency followed by a second sequence which progresses towards the centre region in decreasing spatial frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: JAMES AUSTIN BESLEY
  • Publication number: 20170358058
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an estimator (804b) which estimates a moire component included in an image based on optical characteristic information, a determiner (804c) which determines a correction amount based on the estimated moire component, and a corrector (804d) which corrects the image so as to reduce the moire component included in the image based on the correction amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20170353010
    Abstract: A surface emitting laser having a wide wavelength tunable band is provided. A surface emitting laser includes a first reflecting mirror (102); a second reflecting mirror (116); and an active layer (104) arranged between the first reflecting mirror (102) and the second reflecting mirror (116), a gap being formed between the second reflecting mirror (116) and the active layer (104), an oscillation wavelength being tunable. The second reflecting mirror (116) includes a beam (108) comprising a single-crystal semiconductor, and a dielectric multilayer film (110) supported by the beam (108), and the dielectric multilayer film (110) is arranged in an opening (118) formed in the beam (108).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koichiro Nakanishi, Yasuhiro Nagatomo
  • Publication number: 20170334674
    Abstract: A post-processing device for processing a sheet includes a first post-processing section and a second post-processing section, for processing a sheet; a buffer section for temporarily staying a sheet transferred from a carry-in port; a first conveying section for conveying a sheet at the buffer section to the first post-processing section; and a second conveying section for conveying a sheet at the buffer section to the second post-processing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Takashi SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170332898
    Abstract: Focus adjustment is enabled with respect to an object to be inspected even when an optical member for changing a field angle is inserted in order to change the field angle of an acquiring area of a tomographic image, and a clear tomographic image with a focus on the object to be inspected is acquired. In an optical tomographic imaging apparatus, an optical system includes a focus lens configured to focus a measuring light on the object to be inspected. The optical tomographic imaging apparatus includes a unit configured to compensate, when an optical member for changing a field angle is inserted between a scanning unit and the object to be inspected in order to change the field angle of an acquiring area of a tomographic image, a change in a focus position of the focus lens in association with the inserting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akihito Uji, Nagahisa Yoshimura, Hirofumi Yoshida, Tomoyuki Makihira
  • Publication number: 20170332909
    Abstract: Provided is an object information acquiring apparatus, having: an ultrasound transmitting element; a plurality of transducers each detecting a first acoustic wave generated by light, which is radiated into an object, and outputting a first electric signal, and detecting a second acoustic wave generated by an ultrasound wave, which is transmitted from the ultrasound transmitting element and which is scattered inside the object, and outputting a second electric signal; a support supporting the plurality of transducers so that directivity axes of the transducers are concentrated; and a processor acquiring property information on the object based on the first electric signal and the second electric signal respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Nagae, Robert A Kruger
  • Publication number: 20170336728
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an ultraviolet curing liquid composition having high sensitivity, excellent storage stability, low viscosity, and excellent fixability after ultraviolet curing. The ultraviolet curable liquid composition of the present invention is an ultraviolet curable liquid composition containing a cationically polymerizable liquid monomer, a photopolymerization initiator and a photopolymerization sensitizer, wherein the cationically polymerizable liquid monomer is a vinyl ether compound, the photopolymerization initiator includes a compound represented by general formula (1), and the photopolymerization sensitizer includes (A) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by general formula (2) and a compound represented by general formula (3), and (B) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by general formula (4) and a compound represented by general formula (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junji Ito, Naotake Sato, Yasuhiro Aichi
  • Publication number: 20170326583
    Abstract: A liquid ejection device includes a storage section storing a nanoimprinting liquid and also includes an ejection port which communicates with the storage section and which ejects the nanoimprinting liquid. The storage section contains a sorption medium that adsorbs or absorbs at least one selected from the group consisting of particles, metal ions, and water. The sorption tedium is not ejected from the ejection port when the nanoimprinting liquid is ejected from the ejection port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshiki Ito, Yoshimasa Araki, Kazumi Iwashita
  • Publication number: 20170327867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to sample-to-answer systems, devices, cartridges, and method of using the same for detecting the presence of microorganisms in a sample, such as bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhijit Dohale, Arvind Virmani, Brian Scrivens, Christopher Sneeder, Denis Alias, George Maltezos, Hanyoup Kim, Harini Shandilya, Hongye Liang, Jason Zsak, Johnathan Stuart Coursey, Kenton C. Hasson, Melissa Gosse, Shulin Zeng, Yasuyuki Numajiri, Makoto Ogusu, Yoichi Murakami, Kunihiro Sakai
  • Publication number: 20170327333
    Abstract: A sheet feeding apparatus includes an endless attraction member (200) attracting a sheet and rotating, and the attraction member (200) includes a plurality of electrode pattern areas. Each of the electrode pattern areas includes first and second electrodes (510 and 511) supplied the voltages from a power feed portion respectively. The electrode pattern areas are arrayed in the circumferential direction in such a manner that the electrode pattern areas are electrically insulated each other, and each circumferential direction length of the electrode pattern areas is set shorter than a circumferential direction length, between the power feed portion and the discharge portion, of the attraction member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Okamoto, Takeshi Aoyama, Takashi Hiratsuka, Isao Hayashi, Takaaki Aoyagi, Yasumi Yoshida, Hisae Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20170323437
    Abstract: To present a determination result with respect to input data and also a reason of the determination result to a user, an extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of feature amounts from an image including an inspection target object, a determination unit configured to determine an anomaly degree of the inspection target object on the basis of the extracted feature amounts, and an image generation unit configured to generate a defect display image representing a defect included in the inspection target object on the basis of contribution degrees of the respective feature amounts with respect to the determined anomaly degree are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masafumi Takimoto, Yusuke Mitarai, Katsuhiko Mori, Tomotaka Fujimori
  • Publication number: 20170319179
    Abstract: To provide a photoacoustic probe capable of acquiring subject information for reducing generation of artifacts without increasing the number of wires connected to the outside. Provided is a probe including a plurality of ultrasonic transducers, wherein the ultrasonic transducers are divided into a plurality of groups, two adjoining ultrasonic transducers belong to different groups, and the probe includes a group selection unit configured to switch signals of the ultrasonic transducers to be outputtable for each of the groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Kandori, Masahiro Okuda
  • Publication number: 20170325288
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems that result in high quality, reproducible, thermal melt analysis on a microfluidic platform. The present invention relates to methods and systems using thermal systems including heat spreading devices, including interconnection methods and materials developed to connect heat spreaders to microfluidic devices. The present invention also relates to methods and systems for controlling, measuring, and calibrating the thermal systems of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnathan S. Coursey, Kenton C. Hasson
  • Publication number: 20170316918
    Abstract: An ion beam etching device includes a grid provided between a treatment chamber and a plasma generation chamber, and for forming an ion beam by drawing ions from the plasma generation chamber; a gas introduction unit for introducing discharge gas into the plasma generation chamber; an exhaust for exhausting the treatment chamber; a substrate holder; a control unit to receive a measurement result of an in-plane film thickness distribution before the substrate is processed; and an electromagnetic coil provided outside of the plasma generation chamber in a ceiling portion opposite to the grid of the plasma generation chamber. The electromagnetic coil includes an outer coil provided on an outer circumference of the ceiling portion and an inner coil provided on an inner circumference of the ceiling portion, and the control unit controls the currents applied to the outer coil and the inner coil in accordance with the measurement result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu KODAIRA, Yukito NAKAGAWA, Motozo KURITA
  • Publication number: 20170311811
    Abstract: To suppress variation of a distribution of radiated light depending on a position of a radiating unit in an information acquisition apparatus that uses an articulated arm as a waveguide unit. A waveguide unit (103) includes a plurality of first waveguides (103c), (103g), and (103k) that guide light in a direction parallel to a radiating direction in which the light is radiated from a radiating unit (105) to an object (123), at least one of second waveguides (103a), (103e), and (103i) that guides the light in an in-plane direction perpendicular to the radiating direction, and a plurality of articulations that each include therein a mirror disposed so as to substantially perpendicularly bend a wave guiding direction. The light is guided through the plurality of first waveguides (103c), (103g), and (103k) in the same wave guiding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yukio Furukawa
  • Publication number: 20170313530
    Abstract: To enable placement of a regulating member which regulates a position of an end of a paper sheet at a desired position, and stable sheet feeding. A fixing member for standard size (33) is guided to engage with a fixing hole for standard size (42) and, in a state where the fixing member for standard size (33) positions a trailing end regulator (24), a fixing member for non-standard size (34) does not engage with a rack aear (43).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Fuse, Shoichi Zensai, Takehito Osada
  • Publication number: 20170310882
    Abstract: The present invention enables one to easily set an image capturing condition, and to easily grasp a state of a captured image. For doing so, an instruction of either a zooming-in control or a zooming-out control of the image capturing apparatus, is determined based on a position relation of a first coordinate and a second coordinate instructed with respect to an image from the image capturing apparatus displayed on a display unit. The image capturing apparatus is controlled based on the result of that determination, the first coordinates and the second coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nagao, Toru Nakanishi, Takumi Kimura, Motoo Ohnishi, Takahiro Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20170302868
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus 104 includes a processor performing a noise reduction on at least part of an input image produced by image capturing using an image capturing system 101, 102, and an acquirer acquiring first information on an optical characteristic of the image capturing system. The optical characteristic indicates a factor that degrades information of an object space in the image capturing of the input image. A processor changes a process of the noise reduction depending on the first information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihito Hiasa
  • Publication number: 20170283208
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a stack portion on which sheets conveyed in a conveying direction are stacked, a first regulating portion regulating a position of a sheet bundle stacked on the stack portion in a crossing direction crossing the conveying direction by contacting an end of the sheet bundle in the crossing direction, a second regulating portion regulating a position of the sheet bundle in the conveying direction by contacting an end of the sheet bundle in the conveying direction, a first binding device which moves in the crossing direction and binds by a staple, a second binding device which moves and binds without a staple, and a controller which controls the first and second binding devices. The first and second binding devices bind the corner portion of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicants: NISCA CORPORATION, CANON FINETECH INC.
    Inventors: Satoru MATSUKI, Daiki KOMIYA, Kazuhito SHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170269346
    Abstract: A microscope system includes a microscope body, an XY stage mounted on the microscope body and including a stage configured to place a slide as an observation target and move in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction perpendicular to each other, and an XY two-dimensional scale plate fixed to the stage. The XY two-dimensional scale plate is provided with a first mark that provides axis information in the X-axis direction throughout a movable range of the stage in the Y-axis direction and a second mark that provides axis information in the Y-axis direction throughout a movable range of the stage in the X-axis direction, which are used to recognize X- and Y-coordinates of the stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michiie Sakamoto, Akinori Hashiguchi, Shinobu Masuda, Tsuguhide Sakata, Masahide Hasegawa, Masahiro Ando, Osamu Nagatsuka
  • Publication number: 20170256032
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that handles RAW images favorably performs display when shooting and display when reproducing. The apparatus images a subject and generates RAW images, and reduces the RAW images and generates reduced RAW images, The RAW images and reduced RAW images are recorded in a recording medium. When shooting, the reduced RAW images are subjected to developing processing for display, and when reproducing, the reduced raw images recorded in the recording medium are acquired and subjected to developing processing in accordance with instructions to reproduce, and each is used for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shingo Nozawa, Masamichi Ito
  • Publication number: 20170229980
    Abstract: A vibration-type drive apparatus which increases productivity and also prevents undesired vibration from occurring during operation. The vibration-type drive apparatus has an elastic body, a vibrating body having an electro-mechanical energy conversion element mounted on the elastic body, a driven body that is brought into pressure contact with the vibrating body, and a pressurizing member that brings the driven body into pressure contact with the vibrating body. Relative positions of the vibrating body and the driven body change due to vibrations excited in the vibrating body. The pressurizing member has a positioning portion, and the driven body has a fitting-receiving portion that is to be fitted onto the positioning portion. During operation, the positioning portion and the fitting-receiving portion are not in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kei Suefuji
  • Publication number: 20170219423
    Abstract: An electrostatic capacitance type transducer includes one or more elements 2. The one or more elements each include a plurality of cell groups 14 each including a cell 1 including a first electrode 4 and a second electrode 5 arranged with a gap therebetween, the second electrode being electrically connected to a shared signal extraction electrode 15. In the cell group, each of the cells has an equal wiring length from the shared signal extraction electrode 15. The electrostatic capacitance of the plurality of cell groups, the wiring resistance between two adjacent cell groups, the number of cell groups in the element, and the central frequency of the element satisfy a predetermined relationship to increase transmission efficiency or reception sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Torashima, Takahiro Akiyama
  • Publication number: 20170211179
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus includes a chamber, a holding unit configured to hold a substrate in the chamber, a driving unit configured to move the holding unit holding the substrate such that the substrate passes through a deposition area in the chamber, a deposition unit configured to form a film on the substrate passing through the deposition area by supplying a deposition material to the deposition area, and a cooling unit configured to cool the holding unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki NOZAWA, Nobuo MATSUKI, Reiji SAKAMOTO, Masahito ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20170205514
    Abstract: In a related-art composite scintillator in which pores in a porous scintillator are filled with an absorbing member or the like, as the ratio between the structural period of the composite and the thickness in an optical waveguide direction becomes smaller, almost all light is absorbed, and, in some cases, it is difficult to obtain a sufficient light amount for forming an adequate image. Provided is a scintillator including multiple first phases having directionality in a direction connecting two surfaces thereof which are not located on a same surface and a second phase positioned around the first phases, in which each of the multiple first phases is in the shape of a column, and an absorbing portion is provided in part of one of the two kinds of phases, which has a lower refractive index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Yasui, Yoshinori Shibutani, Yoshihiro Ohashi, Toru Den
  • Publication number: 20170202077
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus includes a plasma generator for generating a plasma by arc discharge, and a deposition unit for forming a film on a member by the plasma generated by the plasma generator. The plasma generator includes a target holder for holding a target and applying a negative potential to the target, an anode to which a positive potential is applied, and a capture for capturing droplets from the target. The anode has an opening, and the capture is arranged in the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro ATSUMI, Hidekazu NISHIMURA, Masahiro SHIBAMOTO, Hiroshi YAKUSHIJI
  • Publication number: 20170188837
    Abstract: Provided is an object information acquiring apparatus which uses a phantom having a base material, an absorber arranged inside the base material, and an identification tag, the apparatus including: a probe which receives an acoustic wave and outputs an electrical signal; a unit which reads in information from the identification tag; a unit which generates calibration information using an electrical signal based on an acoustic wave propagated from the phantom, and the read information; and a unit which acquires object information using the electrical signal based on the acoustic wave propagated from the phantom, wherein the identification tag stores information relating to the phantom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohei Hashizume, Takahiro Suita, Yoshie Ito, Yasufumi Asao