Canon Patent Applications

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

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170182497
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for amplifying nucleic acids in micro-channels. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods for performing a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in a continuous-flow microfluidic system and to methods for monitoring real-time PCR in such systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenton C. HASSON, Gregory A. DALE, Hiroshi INOUE
  • Publication number: 20170176318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for a label-free cell analysis based on Brillouin light scattering techniques. Combined with microfluidic technologies according to the present invention, Brillouin spectroscopy constitutes a powerful tool to analyze physical properties of cells in a contactless non-disturbing manner. Specifically, subcellular mechanical information can be obtained by analyzing the Brillouin spectrum of a cell. Furthermore, a novel configuration of Brillouin spectroscopy is provided to enable simultaneous analysis of multiple points in a cell sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicants: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., University of Maryland, College Park
    Inventors: Giuliano Scarcelli, Jitao Zhang, Antonio Fiore, Hanyoup Kim
  • Publication number: 20170157607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for monitoring the amplification of DNA molecules and the dissociation behavior of the DNA molecules. A method according to one embodiment of the invention may include the steps of: forcing a sample of a solution containing real-time PCR reagents to move though a channel; and while the sample is moving through an analysis region of the channel, performing the steps of: (a) cycling the temperature of the sample until the occurrence of a predetermined event; (b) after performing step (a), causing the sample's temperature to gradually increase from a first temperature to a second temperature; and (c) while the step of gradually increasing the sample's temperature is performed, using an image sensor to monitor emissions from the sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: CANON U.S. LIFE SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Kenton C. HASSON, Gregory A. DALE
  • Publication number: 20170160691
    Abstract: A sheet binding apparatus includes a stack portion on which sheets are stacked; a manual setting portion, different from the stack portion, to which sheets are manually set from an outside of the apparatus; a first binding portion binding sheets stacked on the stack portion and set on the manual setting portion, the first binding portion being movable to a first position where sheets on the stack portion are bound and to a second position, different from the first position where sheets set on the manual setting portion are bound; and a second binding portion binding sheets stacked on the stack portion, the second binding portion being different from the first binding portion. The first position is set, with respect to a moving direction of the first binding portion, between the second position and a third position where the second binding portion binds sheets stacked on the stack portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicants: CANON FINETECH INC., NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke OBUCHI, Hideto ABE, Masaya TAKAHASHI, Seiji NISHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170158841
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flame retardant composition including a flame retardant that is extracted from a plant and can exhibit high flame retardancy. The flame retardant composition includes a flame retardant compound represented by Formula (1) and polybutylene terephthalate. The content of the flame retardant compound is 12% by weight or more and 15% by weight or less based on the total weight of the flame retardant compound and the polybutylene terephthalate. In Formula (1), R1 to R3 represent substituents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicants: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro MATSUDA, Toshinari MIURA, Takeshi KOMURO
  • Publication number: 20170155059
    Abstract: A bibenzo[d]imidazolidene compound inert to oxygen is provided. A 1,1?,3,3?-tetraphenyl-2,2?-bibenzo[d]imidazolidene compound is represented by general formula (1). In formula (1), R1 to R28 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom and a substituent. The substituent is any of a halogen atom, an alkyl group containing 1 or more and 8 or less carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group. At least one of R1 to R28 is the substituent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jun Kamatani, Tetsuya Kosuge, Masumi Itabashi, Yosuke Nishide, Hirokazu Miyashita, Naoki Yamada, Tetsuo Takahashi, Satoru Shiobara
  • Publication number: 20170146468
    Abstract: Provided is a method for acquiring information relating to a composition of a detected object from results of a measurement, using radiation, this method including: a step for acquiring by a computer a result of measuring the detected object using radiation; a step for estimating by a computer a chemical composition ratio of the detected object, using an equation that contains a value derived from the measurement result as a constant and contains a value derived from the chemical composition ratio of the detected object as a variable, and then solving the equation; and a step for outputting the estimated chemical composition ratio or a physical property value acquired based on the estimated chemical composition ratio as information relating to the composition of the detected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taihei Mukaide
  • Publication number: 20170142382
    Abstract: Configuration information indicating a positional relationship for projected images of a plurality of projectors in a multi-projection realized by the plurality of projectors is acquired. An instruction on the display screen, which displays an image according to the positional relationship is accepted. Based on the configuration information and the position in the display screen of the accepted instruction, a projector for which a setting is to be changed is specified from the plurality of projectors. A signal to change the setting of the specified projector is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshio Nishioka
  • Publication number: 20170140907
    Abstract: A sputtering apparatus includes a space defining member defining a sputtering space for forming a film on a substrate. The space defining member includes a concave portion, and an opening portion is provided in the bottom portion of the concave portion. The sputtering apparatus includes a shield member configured to shield the opening portion from the sputtering space. The opening portion is formed so that a pressure gauge capable of measuring the pressure in the sputtering space can be attached, and the shield member is arranged so that at least a part of the shield member is buried in the concave portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi HIROMI, Hidetoshi SHIMOKAWA, Atsuyuki ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170136466
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and devices for control of an integrated thin-film device with a plurality of microfluidic channels. In one embodiment, a microfluidic device is provided that includes a microfluidic chip having a plurality of microfluidic channels and a plurality of multiplexed heater electrodes, wherein the heater electrodes are part of a multiplex circuit including a common lead connecting the heater electrodes to a power supply, each of the heater electrodes being associated with one of the microfluidic channels. The microfluidic device also includes a control system configured to regulate power applied to each heater electrode by varying a duty cycle, the control system being further configured to determine the temperature each heater electrode by determining the resistance of each heater electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Hanagata, Hiroshi Inoue, Gregory A. Dale, Kenton C. Hasson
  • Publication number: 20170134648
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, including an acquisition unit configured to acquire RAW data of a captured image, which is captured by an image pickup unit; a processing unit configured to perform a plurality of different image processing steps on the acquired RAW data in a step-wise manner; and a control unit configured to control the processing unit, wherein, when the processing unit performs the plurality of different image processing steps on the RAW data in the step-wise manner in real time during the image capturing by the image pickup unit, the control unit controls the processing unit in accordance with operation statuses regarding the captured image to limit a stepwise execution of the plurality of different image processing steps, controls the processing unit to output the RAW data to which processing up to a limited step has been performed, and generates information indicating the limited step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshio Awatani
  • Publication number: 20170113896
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus for processing a sheet includes a setting portion to which a sheet bundle is set from an outside of the apparatus, a conveying route in which a sheet is conveyed, a stack portion on which sheets conveyed from the conveying route are stacked, the stack portion being arranged at a different position of the setting portion, a binding unit which binds a sheet bundle set in the setting portion and a sheet bundle stacked in the stack portion, and a punching portion which forms a punch hole on a sheet, which is conveyed in the conveying route. The setting portion is arranged as being overlapped to the punching portion in a direction of intersecting with a conveying direction of a sheet conveyed in the conveying route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicants: CANON FINETECH INC., NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki KOMIYAMA, Takuya KATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170108384
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and devices for control of an integrated thin-film device with a plurality of microfluidic channels. In one embodiment, a microfluidic device is provided that includes a microfluidic chip having a plurality of microfluidic channels and a plurality of multiplexed heater electrodes, wherein the heater electrodes are part of a multiplex circuit including a common lead connecting the heater electrodes to a power supply, each of the heater electrodes being associated with one of the microfluidic channels. The microfluidic device also includes a control system configured to regulate power applied to each heater electrode by varying a duty cycle, the control system being further configured to determine the temperature each heater electrode by determining the resistance of each heater electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenton C. Hasson, Johnathan S. Coursey, Gregory H. Owen, Gregory A. Dale
  • Publication number: 20170108805
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus includes a first rotatable member configured to heat, in a fixing nip, an unfixed toner image formed on a sheet with toner comprising the parting material; a second rotatable member cooperative with the first rotatable member to form the fixing nip; a cleaner configured to clean the first rotatable member; and a covering member configured to cover the first rotatable member over a range from the cleaner to a neighborhood of an entrance of the fixing nip along a rotational direction of the first rotatable member with a gap of not less than 0.5 mm and not more than 3.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Nojima, Kota Aoki
  • Publication number: 20170106540
    Abstract: A technique is provided, with which, even for an object which has a shape prone to be erroneously recognized and for which it is difficult to generate an initial value expected to produce a true value through fitting, it is possible to generate an appropriate initial value candidate through intuitive input and reduce erroneous recognition. An information processing apparatus includes a model acquiring unit configured to acquire a three-dimensional shape model of a target object, a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display the three-dimensional shape model, a setting unit configured to set first and second orientations different from each other on the basis of the three-dimensional shape model displayed in the display unit, a parameter deriving unit configured to derive a transformation parameter that transforms the first orientation into the second orientation, and a storage unit configured to store the transformation parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicants: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Watanabe, Hiroshi Okazaki, Yutaka Niwayama
  • Publication number: 20170108790
    Abstract: In the electrophotographic photosensitive member of the present invention, a plurality of convex portions having a longest diameter L1 in the generatrix direction of the electrophotographic photosensitive member of 30 ?m or more arid a height H1 of 1 ?m or more are formed on the surface of the electrophotographic photosensitive member, a plurality of convex portions corresponding to the convex portions formed on the surface of the surface layer are formed at the interface between the surface layer and a layer immediately below the surface layer, and the rate of fitting of the convex portions formed on the surface of the surface layer to the convex portions formed at the interface between the surface layer and the layer immediately below the surface layer is 20% or more and 200% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Hideki Ogawa, Yasuhiro Kawai, Naoaki Ichihashi, Wataru Kitamura
  • Publication number: 20170102669
    Abstract: A main body (100A) includes a second movable member (110A) that is movable and that, has a first recess portion (123). The second movable member (110A) is moved from a first position where a first projecting portion (80a) of a first cartridge (70a) can enter a first recess portion (123) to a second position by a movement of the first projecting portion (80a), thereby allowing a second cartridge (70A) to be moved to an attachment position of the main body (100A). The second movable member (110A) also allows a third projecting portion (80A) of a second cartridge (70A) to enter the first recess portion (123) at the first position. The second movable member (110A) is moved to the second position when the third projecting portion (81A) enters the first recess portion (124), thereby allowing the second cartridge (70A) to be moved to the attachment position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Makiguchi, Masato Tanabe, Hiroki Shimizu, Takahito Ueno, Toshiaki Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20170088385
    Abstract: User labor relating to determining on an alignment condition is reduced and a stable conveying operation is realized by aligning a sheet bundle also when a sheet bundle is added. A sheet bundle composed of multiple sheet materials is placed on a loading platform. An encoder pulse unit detects the amount of the sheet bundle placed on the loading platform based on the opening amount of a pressure plate. A control unit determines on an alignment condition according to the amount of the sheet bundle. Rotating members align the sheet bundle in accordance with the alignment condition. When it is determined that another sheet bundle has been added to the loading platform, the control unit updates the alignment condition according to the total amount of the other sheet bundle and the sheet bundle remaining on the loading platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CANON DENSHI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi Kajiki
  • Publication number: 20170074638
    Abstract: A polarization-sensitive OCT apparatus includes an interference unit configured to split light emitted from a light source into measurement light and reference light and to generate interfered light by causing returning light of the measurement light that has irradiated a subject to interfere with the reference light that has traveled through a reference arm, a splitting unit configured to split the interfered light into different polarization components, a generation unit configured to detect the polarization components split by the splitting unit and to generate a signal, detection units configured to detect respective polarization states of the measurement light in a sample arm, the returning light of the measurement light that has passed through the interference unit, and the reference light that has passed through the interference unit, and polarization control units configured to control the respective polarization states on the basis of the respective polarization states that have been detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Fukuhara, Makoto Sato, Nobuhiro Tomatsu, Toshiharu Sumiya
  • Publication number: 20170073536
    Abstract: A metallic image forming method is a method for forming a metallic image with a metallic ink containing an organic coloring agent capable of exhibiting a metallic color on a recording medium provided with an undercoat layer thereon having a black color or an opposite color to the color of diffused light from the metallic ink. The method includes applying the metallic ink onto the recording medium so as to cover at least part of the undercoat layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Iida, Taketoshi Okubo