Canon Patent Applications

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

  • Publication number: 20180196144
    Abstract: A nuclear medicine diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scintillator configured to be formed of a single crystal and convert a gamma ray into light; a plurality of photodetectors configured to be arranged on different faces or tangents of the scintillator and each of which is configured to output an electric signal in response to incidence of the light resulting from the converting by the scintillator; storage circuitry configured to store, in advance, correspondence information in which each position in the scintillator is associated with a first intensity distribution indicating intensities of the electric signals that are output by the respective photodetectors; and specifying circuitry configured to specify a conversion position in which the gamma ray that is emitted from the subject is converted into the light in the scintillator by using the correspondence information and a second intensity distribution indicating the intensities of the electric signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu TESHIGAWARA
  • Publication number: 20180192996
    Abstract: An ultrasonic diagnostic device includes an ultrasonic probe and processing circuitry. The probe conducts ultrasonic scanning on a three-dimensional area of a subject and receives a reflected wave from the subject. The circuitry acquires the correspondence relation between a position in ultrasonic image data on the three-dimensional area based on the reflected wave and a position in volume data on the subject captured by a different medical-image diagnostic device. The circuitry receives, from an operator, an operation to set a position marker, which indicates the position at which blood-flow information is extracted, on a scan area of the ultrasonic image data. The circuitry causes the image generated during a rendering process on the ultrasonic image data to be displayed and causes the position marker to be displayed at a corresponding position on a display image based on at least the volume data in accordance with the correspondence relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yutaka KOBAYASHI, Yukifumi Kobayashi, Satoshi Matsunaga, Yoshitaka Mine, Atsushi Nakai, Jiro Higuchi, Kazuo Tezuka, Shigemitsu Nakaya
  • Publication number: 20180193839
    Abstract: The present invention, in one aspect, provides methods and systems for controlling slugs using temperature dependent fluorescent dyes. In some embodiments, the present invention uses one or more techniques to enhance the visibility of slugs, enhance a system's ability to differentiate between slugs, and enhance a system's ability to identify the positions of slugs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnathan S. Coursey, Kenton C. Hasson, Sami Kanderian, Gregory H. Owen, Hongye Liang, Scott Corey, Brian Bean
  • Publication number: 20180194032
    Abstract: A sheet punching apparatus includes a waste box formed of insulating resin, a detection sensor provided in the waste box and configured to detect the amount of paper chips in the waste box, and a conductive member disposed such that at least a part thereof is positioned in midair in the waste box below the detection sensor. With this configuration, erroneous detection of the detection sensor can be prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Yutaka AKAIKE
  • Publication number: 20180184997
    Abstract: A medical image diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes setting circuitry and image generating circuitry. The setting circuitry is configured to obtain position information with respect to a landmark of a patient in a first image generated by performing a first scan on the patient and to set a scan range to be used during a second scan by using the obtained position information, the position information being determined on a basis of the first image and expressed in an image taking system used during the first scan. The image generating circuitry is configured to generate a second image by performing the second scan on the scan range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Shinsuke Tsukagoshi, Takahiro Goto, Go Mukumoto
  • Publication number: 20180188173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for identifying mechanical properties of a cell nucleus through a label-free cell analysis based on Brillouin light scattering techniques. The present application additionally provides a method and system for identifying cancerous cells based on mechanical properties of the cell nucleus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicants: University of Maryland, College Park, Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Giuliano Scarcelli, Jitao Zang, Hanyoup Kim
  • Publication number: 20180182590
    Abstract: Provided is an X-ray generating apparatus in which a likelihood that an anode member may be deformed by heat deformation of a container is eliminated or reduced to maintain a positional relationship between an electron source and a transmission target within a predetermined range, and stable output of X-rays is achieved. The X-ray generating apparatus includes an X-ray generating tube and the container that accommodates the X-ray generating tube. The X-ray generating tube includes an anode that includes the transmission target and an anode member holding the transmission target. The anode member is sandwiched together with a deformable member between the container and a retaining member secured to the container, thus connecting the X-ray generating tube to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20180179001
    Abstract: First and second detecting members that detect a sheet or an object lifted beyond a delivery position at which the sheet is delivered is provided, and the second detecting member is configured to be activated in conjunction with activation of the first detecting member. Thus, with a simple configuration, it is possible to detect, over a wide area above a sheet loading section, a sheet or an object placed at a wrong position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Tsukasa KONDOU
  • Publication number: 20180179602
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and melt data acquisition according to a single slug approach in which a single slug in a microfluidic channel fills an entire thermal zone of the microfluidic channel, and the thermal zone used for both PCR temperature cycling and melt data acquisition. A detector may be configured to detect fluorescence from the thermal zone during the PCR temperature cycling for real-time PCR and/or during temperature ramping in the melt data acquisition. Slug position control may be achieved by detecting leading or trailing edges in a slug build target zone into which a slug passes after passing through the thermal zone. The single slug approach may break coupling between one or more events of the PCR amplification and melt data acquisition and enable events to be independently optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnathan S. Coursey, Kenton C. Hasson, Brian Bean, Scott Corey
  • Publication number: 20180178546
    Abstract: The present printing apparatus includes a printing section including a thermal head and a film transfer motor for transferring a transfer film, a memory for storing printing data of different component colors and a control section for controlling the printing section. The control section adjusts the image length at the time of forming an image of each of the component colors on the transfer film by means of the thermal head and printing data of the component color according to the gradation values of the pixels of the pixel group corresponding to a line running in the main scanning direction of the thermal head and the image forming ratio representing the ratio of the number of pixels having the component color relative to the number of the pixels of the pixel group corresponding to the line in the printing data for the component color stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Katsuhisa ASHIZAWA, Hiroshi MOCHIZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180173079
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus is provided with a shake correction unit that corrects image shake of an image that can arise from shake such as camera shake and a driver thereof. An angular velocimeter detects an angular velocity of shake, and an accelerometer detects acceleration of the shake. A CPU acquires an angular velocity detection signal and an acceleration detection signal, and then computes a first parallel shake amount that is shake in the direction orthogonal to the optical axis of an imaging optical system. A velocity computation unit computes a second parallel shake amount by combining the acceleration detection signal and the first parallel shake amount. The driver drives the shake correction unit based on the second parallel shake amount to correct shake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobushige Wakamatsu
  • Publication number: 20180162678
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus is provided with a carry-in path for guiding a sheet from a carry-in entrance, a shift roller provided in the carry-in path to transport the sheet, while shifting, a carry-in roller positioned on the downstream side of the shift roller to carry the sheet from the carry-in path toward a collection tray, and a punch shift unit provided on the upstream side of the carry-in roller to process an end portion of the sheet in a processing position. The punch shift unit shifts in the same direction as the shift roller, a shift amount of the punch shift unit is set to be equal to a shift amount of the shift roller or more, and the end portion processing unit is thereby already positioned in an end portion processing position or a position near the processing position after shifting the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakano, Shoubu Kato
  • Publication number: 20180162145
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus includes a transfer device which performs transfer processing to transfer a transfer layer or protection layer to first and second faces of a card-shaped recording medium, a correcting device which performs decurl processing to correct a curl of the recording medium to which the transfer layer is transferred, a transfer sequence determining device which determines a transfer sequence to the first face and the second face of the recording medium, and a control device which controls the transfer device and the correcting device. The transfer sequence determining device determines the transfer sequence so that the transfer processing is performed alternately on the first face and the second face at least once. The control device performs the decurl processing with the correcting device for the difference between the number of times of the transfer processing on the first face and the second face of the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi AIHARA, Kota HIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180162674
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a carry-in path for guiding a sheet from a carry-in entrance, a shift roller provided in the carry-in path to relay and transport the sheet, a first transport path positioned on the downstream side of the relay roller to transport the sheet from the carry-in path to a first collection tray, and a second transport path branched off from the carry-in path to transport the transported sheet to a second collection tray. The relay roller shifts the sheet in the direction crossing the transport direction, while the shift by the relay roller is performed after the sheet front end enters the first transport path or second transport path. Thus, it is possible to provide a relatively compact sheet processing apparatus capable of shifting in sorting and shifting sheets, without increasing the carry-in path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Takahiro NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20180155147
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a transport path to transport a sheet to a first tray, a branch path branched off from the transport path to transport a sheet to a second tray, a first transport roller positioned in the transport path on a downstream side of a branch position of the transport path and the branch path to transport a sheet in either direction of the first tray or the branch path, a second transport roller positioned on the branch path to transport a sheet in either direction of the second tray or the transport path, and a control section recognizing a transport length of the sheet transported by the first transport roller and the second transport roller, and controlling the first transport roller and the second transport roller. The control section performs first and second transports for switchback-transporting a sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakano, Takashi Saito, Isao Kondo
  • Publication number: 20180160544
    Abstract: A piezoelectric transformer includes a piezoelectric element. Two primary side electrodes exist on the primary side of the piezoelectric element. The primary side electrodes are coupled by a resistor formed from a conductive coating. A discharge current is discharged via the resistor to protect a semiconductor component from the discharge current. Since neither a short-circuit terminal nor conductive jig is required, electrostatic discharge damage to a semiconductor component can be prevented by a low-cost arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Nagasaki, Masamichi Iida, Hiroshi Mano
  • Publication number: 20180111785
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sheet processing apparatus comprising a sheet tray configured to hold a bundle composed of the sheets fed from conveyance rollers, a wait path configured to keep waiting following sheets upstream the conveyance rollers, an accumulating tray configured to hold a sheet bundle, delivery rollers configured to nip the sheet bundle mounted on the sheet tray and the following sheets, to set off from one another, and to deliver them to the accumulating tray, and to switch back the following sheets to the sheet tray, and a conveyance member configured to convey the following sheets from the sheet tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Takahiro NAKANO
  • Publication number: 20180111396
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medium conveying apparatus in which the time for unjamming can be shortened. The medium conveying apparatus includes rollers configured to convey a card Ca, a rotary unit F provided in a medium conveyance path and configured to hold and rotate the card Ca, a sensor SN26 arranged downstream the rotary unit F on the medium conveyance path and, and a control section. The control section controls a first card-conveyance motor for driving the rollers to convey the card Ca into the rotary unit F, and determines whether the sensor SN26 detects the card Ca. The sensor SN26 is arranged at the same distance as a sensor SN3 or a shorter distance than the sensor SN3, from the rotary unit F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi AIHARA, Kota HIHARA
  • Publication number: 20180111125
    Abstract: A method and system have been provided to perform high speed nucleic acid melting analysis while still obtaining accurate melting curve sufficient for genotyping. This rapid ability to interrogate DNA should be useful whenever time to result is important, such as in molecular point of care testing. Specifically, microfluidics enables genotyping by melting analysis at rates up to 50° C./s, requiring less than is to acquire an entire melting curve. High speed melting reduces the time for melting analysis, decreases errors, and improves genotype discrimination of small amplicons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Pryor, Carl T. Wittwer, Scott O. Sundberg, Ivor T. Knight, Joseph T. Myrick, Robert A. Palais, Jeanette Y. Paek
  • Publication number: 20180111387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medium conveying apparatus in which unjamming can be efficiently performed. The medium conveying apparatus includes conveyance rollers configured to convey a card, a rotary unit configured to hold and rotate the card, sensors SN2 and SN26 configured to detect the distance the card has been conveyed, and a control section. If the distance the card has been conveyed that has been detected by the sensors SN2 and SN26 differs from a preset distance L1 (Yes in Step S320), the control section determines (in S328 and S336) whether the card can be positioned in a direction to be delivered from the rotary unit. If the card can be so positioned, a drive motor is controlled, rotating the rotary unit to position the card to be delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventor: Yuichi AIHARA
  • 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