Abstract: A system includes a first communication apparatus having an acquisition unit to acquire connection information and a public key stored in a first memory of a short distance wireless communication unit of a second communication apparatus, an encryption unit to encrypt, by using the acquired public key, data to be processed by the second communication apparatus, and a transmission unit to transmit the encrypted data to the second communication apparatus via an established long distance communication. The second communication apparatus includes a decryption unit to decrypt, by a private key which corresponds to the public key and is stored in a second memory of the second communication apparatus, the transmitted encrypted data. While the second communication apparatus operates in a power saving state, the public key is acquired by the first communication apparatus, and the private key is not able to be acquired by the first communication apparatus.
Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an eye fundus image of an eye to be examined, a candidate acquiring unit configured to acquire a plurality of candidate points for a photoreceptor cell in the eye fundus image based on brightness values of the eye fundus image, a first acquiring unit configured to acquire a first feature value of a first candidate point included in the plurality of candidate points based on a distance between the first candidate point and a second candidate point included in the plurality of candidate points, and a determining unit configured to determine whether the first candidate point is a point representing the photoreceptor cell or not based on the first feature value.
Abstract: If a network having the same SSID as but a different BSSID from those of a network that has been established by a first communication apparatus is detected, the network established by the first communication apparatus is terminated and the first communication apparatus participates in the detected network. This makes it possible for the first communication apparatus and another communication apparatus to participate in the same network.
Abstract: A communication apparatus in which a service can more efficiently used is provided. The communication apparatus searches for an apparatus that provides a particular service and establishes a wireless connection to the other searched communication apparatus. Subsequently, an address of the other connected communication apparatus is obtained from the other communication apparatus, and the service provided by the other communication apparatus is used using the obtained address.
Abstract: A correction method for an image forming apparatus including: a light source including light emitting points, a photosensitive member configured to rotate in a first direction, and a deflecting unit configured to deflect light beam emitted from the light source in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction to form scanning lines, the correction method including a correction step of correcting sparseness and denseness of density in the first direction caused by deviation of the scanning lines by moving a predetermined pixel in the first direction in accordance with the deviation, and causing a pixel value of the predetermined pixel to be output in accordance with movement of the predetermined pixel, wherein the correction step corrects the sparseness and denseness of the density based on the deviation of the scanning lines and the pixel value of the pixel, which are adjusted in accordance with an image forming condition.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to control execution of monochromatic calibration and multi-color calibration, and a registration unit configured to register paper types of paper to be used at time of execution of the monochromatic calibration, a monochromatic target value set for each of the paper types used for the monochromatic calibration, paper types of paper to be used at time of execution of multi-color calibration, and a multi-color target value set for each of the paper types used for the multi-color calibration. The image processing apparatus executes the multi-color calibration, after executing the monochromatic calibration, via the control unit by using paper of a paper type selected from common paper types out of the registered paper types and the monochromatic target value and the multi-color target value set for the selected paper type.
Abstract: An adaptive optical apparatus includes a wavefront correction unit configured to correct a wavefront aberration, a first scanning unit configured to be arranged to be optically almost conjugate to the wavefront correction unit, and scan light on an object in a first direction, a second scanning unit configured to be arranged to be optically almost conjugate to the wavefront correction unit, and scan light on the object in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and an optical element arranged in an optical path between the wavefront correction unit and the first scanning unit and arranged in an optical path between the first scanning unit and the second scanning unit.
Abstract: The present invention reduces a positional displacement of an acquired image attributable to a delay from the issuance of a drive instruction to a scanner to the scanner actually reaching an instructed drive position. An ophthalmologic apparatus has a light scanning unit which scans measuring light on an eye to be examined, an acquisition unit which receives light reflected from the eye to be examined and acquires a light receiving signal, and an instruction unit which instructs the drive position of the light scanning unit. The apparatus further includes a position detection unit which detects the current position of the light scanning unit and a measurement unit which measures the drive time delay from the issuance of an instruction by the instruction until the current position reaches the instructed drive position. The acquisition unit starts acquiring the light receiving signal at timing based on the drive time delay.
Abstract: A liquid container is enabled to contain a liquid therein. An outer wall of the liquid container has a first surface, a second and a third surfaces are adjacent to the first surface, and the second surface and the third surface face each other. The first surface has a space in which a storage element storing the information on the liquid container is contained. The first surface and the second surface have a first recessed portion that crosses a boundary between the first surface and the second surface, and the first surface and the third surface have a second recessed portion that crosses a boundary between the first surface and the third surface. The first recessed portion and the second recessed portion face each other across the space.
Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a photometric lens for forming a secondary image of object light that has been transmitted through a lens unit and had a primary image formed by the lens unit, a photometric sensor for outputting a signal of the object light that has had the secondary image formed, and a PN liquid crystal panel located in the vicinity of a primary imaging plane. The imaging apparatus generates an image obtained by subjecting an output signal of the photometric sensor to reforming processing on the basis of an output signal of the photometric sensor when the PN liquid crystal panel serves as an object. Thus, the imaging apparatus can suppress a deterioration in the image that could be caused by various factors including a manufacturing error, a change over time, a change in temperature, and a change in humidity.
Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates one image by using at least one frame each of a plurality of moving images obtained by taking moving images of a plurality of different regions of an eye at different times. The apparatus includes a deciding unit configured to decide the at least one frame in each of the plurality of moving images, so that regions which have actually been shot are included in the plurality of moving images in the plurality of regions; and an image generating unit configured to generate one image by using the at least one frames decided from each of the plurality of moving images.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid discharge head includes a transferring step of transferring a dry film supported by a supporting member to a substrate having a hole, and a peeling step of peeling the supporting member off the dry film on the substrate. In the peeling step, the dry film is in contact with a wall surface defining the hole in the substrate.
November 25, 2014
Date of Patent:
March 20, 2018
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Kazuhiro Asai, Kenji Fujii, Keiji Matsumoto, Koji Sasaki, Kunihito Uohashi, Jun Yamamuro, Seiichiro Yaginuma, Masahisa Watanabe, Ryotaro Murakami
Abstract: Systems and methods for air cooling a microfluidic device using confinement channels to isolate cooling air from exposed liquids are disclosed. The systems and methods may also thermally condition the cooling airflow for improved robustness of the microfluidic device. In one embodiment, the air cooling system includes a split-level cooling manifold including an inlet duct that directs cooling air to a microfluidic device and an outlet duct that directs air heated by the microfluidic device away from the microfluidic device. The temperature of cooling air may be measured. The cooling air may be preheated to a temperature that is higher than an expected ambient temperature. The temperature of the cooling air after being heated by a microfluidic device may be measured.
October 26, 2015
Date of Patent:
March 20, 2018
Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
Johnathan S. Coursey, Kenton C. Hasson, Ben Lane, Eric Schneider
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pattern includes providing a pattern of a first liquid and a movement-restraining liquid on a medium, the movement-restraining liquid configured to restrain the first liquid from moving on the medium, applying a powder material to the pattern, and removing the powder material not adhering to the pattern to form a pattern of the powder material.
Abstract: A liquid ejection head includes a liquid ejection substrate and a liquid reservoir. The liquid ejection substrate includes a plurality of liquid ejection sections. The liquid ejection sections include pressure chambers configured to hold liquid and ejection ports communicating with the pressure chambers. The pressure chambers each include a pressure unit configured to apply pressure to the liquid in each of the pressure chambers. The pressed liquid is ejected through the ejection ports. The liquid reservoir is in contact with a back of the liquid ejection substrate opposite to the ejection ports. The liquid reservoir is partitioned into at least one common liquid channel and a first common liquid chamber. The common liquid channel communicates with one of inlets and outlets of the plurality of pressure chambers. The first common liquid chamber communicates with another of the inlets and the outlets.
Abstract: A lifter gear that is engaged with a drive gear when a sheet feeding cassette is mounted, and that releases the engagement with the drive gear when the sheet feeding cassette is dismounted, wherein when the engagement with the drive gear is released and when the lift plate is lowered, braking force caused by frictional force is applied to the lifter gear from a brake unit and a buffer member absorbs force exerted to the lifter gear.
Abstract: A toner having a toner particle which contains a binder resin, a fatty acid metal salt, and a resin having an ionic functional group, in which the fatty acid metal salt is a fatty acid metal salt of a polyvalent metal with valency of 2 or higher and a fatty acid with carbon atom number of at least 8 and not more than 28, and the acid dissociation constant pKa of the resin having an ionic functional group is at least 6.0 and not more than 9.0.
Abstract: Provided is a sheet processing device capable of preventing a folded sheet bundle from being opened after pressing to improve accumulating property and aligning property of the sheet bundle. A sheet processing device includes: a pair of sheet pressing members 70 that press a fold of a folded sheet bundle in a thickness direction of the fold; and a moving member 56 that moves the sheet pressing member pair 70 along the fold of the folded sheet bundle. The moving member 56 supports a plurality of rows of the sheet pressing member pairs 70 arranged in a moving direction of the moving member 56. The sheet pressing member pairs 70 press the folded sheet bundle with the intervals therebetween in the respective rows reduced stepwise in the moving direction of the moving member 56.
Abstract: An operability of a user in an image processing apparatus such as a camera scanner is improved. For this purpose, the image processing apparatus has: a pickup image obtaining unit for obtaining a pickup image on a stage through an imaging unit; a distance image obtaining unit for obtaining a distance image on the stage through a solid measuring unit; a detecting unit for detecting the putting of an object on the stage based on the obtained pickup image; a projecting unit for projecting an operation display regarding the reading of the object onto the stage through a projector when the putting of the object is detected; a recognizing unit for recognizing a gesture of the user on the stage based on the obtained distance image; and a reading unit for obtaining a read image of the object in accordance with the gesture to the projected operation display.
Abstract: Provided is an image pickup apparatus, including: an image pickup optical system including a protection lens, which is arranged closest to a light incident side and has a convex-shaped surface on light incident side; and a housing houses the image pickup optical system, in which the image pickup optical system includes an aperture stop, and an optical systems A and B, which are arranged on an image side of aperture stop to be selectively placed in an optical path of image pickup optical system, the optical systems A and B having mutually different optical characteristics, and in which the housing separates a medium outside of housing and an inside of housing, and in which the image pickup apparatus further includes a switching unit selectively places one of optical systems A and B in optical path of image pickup optical system depending on a medium outside housing.
Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a light source, a light-receiving unit, and a light guide unit formed in an arc shape. The light guide unit includes a light incidence section on which light from the light source is incident. The light incidence section is disposed on an outer circumferential side of the light guide unit, and faces the light source. The light guide unit further includes a first reflecting section having a first and a second region, and a second reflecting section having first and second surfaces. The first surface reflects the light incident from the light incidence section toward the first region, and the second surface reflects the light incident from the light incidence section toward the second region. The light-receiving unit is disposed at a position between the first and the second surfaces.
Abstract: A printing element substrate includes a plurality of printing elements, a first transistor forming an electrical pathway common to the plurality of printing elements, and a plurality of second transistors for driving the plurality of printing elements independently of each other. An electrical pathway is formed between a first power node and a second power node in the order of the first transistor, one of the plurality of printing elements, and one of the plurality of second transistors. The electrical pathway connecting each of the plurality of printing elements and the first transistor includes a plurality of electrical paths.
Abstract: A lighting device capable of changing the light irradiation range includes a light emitting portion, and an optical member disposed in front of the light emitting portion. The optical member has a plurality of shapes such that two types of cylindrical concave surface having axial directions substantially perpendicular to each other are crossed each other. The plurality of shapes are formed in a central region of an entry surface through which light from the light emitting portion enters or a central region of an exit surface through which the light entering through the entry surface exits.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a detection unit (control unit) configured to detect operation information of the image forming apparatus and a controller (control unit) configured to apply an AC voltage to a charging roller by a charging power source during a non-image-forming operation of the image forming apparatus. The controller is configured to control the duration for which the AC voltage is applied on the basis of the operation information detected by the detection unit.
Abstract: A light source optical system includes a micro lens array, a condenser lens unit, and a dichroic surface. In a direction orthogonal to an optical axis in a cross section parallel to a normal of the dichroic surface and the optical axis of the condenser lens unit, a width of the dichroic surface is narrower than a width of the condenser lens unit. A light source optical system satisfies a predetermined conditional expression.
Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of reducing power consumption by optimizing preliminary operation of a sensor. In the image forming apparatus, when tone characteristics adjustment is instructed (Step S1003: Y), tone characteristics adjustment (Step S1006) is executed after calibration (Step S1004), while when mixed-color correction is instructed (Step S1007: Y), mixed-color correction processing (Step S1009) is executed after calibration (Step S1008). Further, in the case where mixed-color correction is executed after tone characteristics adjustment, the preliminary light emission time in calibration is set shorter than when mixed-color correction is executed without performing gray adjustment first.
Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint method comprising a deformation step of deforming a pattern surface of a mold so that the mold is gradually brought into contact with the imprint material outward from a central portion of the pattern surface, an obtaining step of obtaining a shift amount indicating how much a mark on the mold shifts in a direction parallel to a substrate surface due to deformation of the pattern surface, a detection step of detecting the mark on the mold and a mark on the substrate while the pattern surface is deformed, and obtaining relative positions of the mold and the substrate from a detection result, and an alignment step of aligning the mold and the substrate using the shift amount and the relative positions while the pattern surface is deformed.
Abstract: A subtraction image is generated by performing subtraction between a mask image serving as a radiation image obtained by capturing an object, at least of a specific region of which does not include contrast medium, and a live image serving as a radiation image obtained by capturing the object which includes the contrast medium. The emphasis degree serving as the degree of emphasis processing for the subtraction image is determined based on at least either the mask image or live image. The emphasis processing is performed for the subtraction image based on the emphasis degree.
Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus which transfers a pattern onto a substrate by using a mold including a first surface with a pattern region where an unevenness pattern is formed, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the mold including a first pattern group formed between the second surface and a surface of a convex portion in the unevenness pattern, or on the second surface, the apparatus comprising a second pattern group, a detection unit configured to detect a mark group formed by light having passed through the first pattern group and the second pattern group, and a calculation unit configured to calculate a position deviation between the first pattern group and the second pattern group from the mark group detected by the detection unit.
Abstract: A developing device includes a rotatable developer carrying member configured to carry a developer, and a regulating unit, formed of a resin material, configured to regulate an amount of the developer carried on the developer carrying member. The regulating unit includes a regulating portion configured to regulate the amount of the developer carried on the developer carrying member and a guiding portion, connected with an upstream end of the regulating portion with respect to a rotational direction of the developer carrying member, configured to guide the developer toward the regulating portion.
May 25, 2016
Date of Patent:
March 20, 2018
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
Takeshi Yasumoto, Dai Kanai, Koichi Watanabe
Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member including a support, an undercoat layer formed on the support, and a photosensitive layer formed on the undercoat layer, in which the undercoat layer contains a polymer of a composition containing a compound represented by the formula (1).
Abstract: Based on the resolution of acquired image data and a target resolution, a first resolution higher than the resolution of the image data and closest to the resolution of the image data is decided out of divisors of the target resolution. The image data is converted into first image data having the first resolution. The first image data is processed using a filter configured to compensate for degradation in quality of an image represented by the image data, which can occur when the image data is processed. The first image data processed using the filter is converted into second image data having the target resolution.
Abstract: An electrophotographic photosensitive member includes a substrate and a photosensitive layer containing a phthalocyanine pigment. The crystalline particles of the phthalocyanine pigment have a crystallite correlation length r and a particle size R of 400 nm or less, and a parameter k defined by r/R is in the range of 0.17 to 0.42.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a transmission unit, a reception unit, a control unit configured to obtain a time period until the reception unit receives a first ultrasonic wave via a first recording material and an amplitude value thereof at a reference temperature, obtain a time period until the reception unit receives a second ultrasonic wave via a second recording material and an amplitude value thereof at a different temperature, control an image formation condition for forming the image on the first recording material on the basis of the amplitude value of the first ultrasonic wave, obtain a difference time period between reception of the first and second ultrasonic waves, and control an image formation condition for forming the image on the second recording material on the basis of the difference time period and the amplitude value of the second ultrasonic wave.
Abstract: An apparatus includes a transport path for transporting a sheet, a branch path branched off from the transport path to transport a sheet to a stacker, transport rollers on the transport path, branch rollers on the branch path, and a sheet processing control section controlling the rollers. The control section performs wait transport for switchback-transporting a sheet to cause the sheet to once wait in the branch path after the sheet transported in the transport path passes through a branch position, and transporting the sheet to a first processing tray together with a subsequent sheet, and second tray transport for switchback-transporting a sheet to transport to the stacker via the branch path after the sheet passes through the branch position, makes a switchback transport velocity in the second tray transport lower than that in switchback transport in the wait transport, and suppresses fluttering and bending of the sheet.
Abstract: A transfer device includes a rubbing member provided in contact with a transfer belt, a supporting member supporting the rubbing member, and a damping member configured to damp vibration of the transfer device. The damping member is fastened to the supporting member, and an end of the damping member in a width direction that is orthogonal to a direction of rotation of the transfer belt is a free end.
Abstract: A flange member includes a first cylindrical portion, a second cylindrical portion disposed inside the first cylindrical portion coaxially with the first cylindrical portion, an inwardly protruding portion protruding from an inner circumference of the second cylindrical portion, a first wall extending in the central axis direction and connecting the first cylindrical portion and the second cylindrical portion together and is in contact with a shaft member between the first wall and the second wall to receive a driving force, a second wall opposed to the first wall, and a connecting portion connecting the first cylindrical portion and the second cylindrical portion and connecting the first wall and the second wall. A groove is provided inside the first cylindrical portion and outside the second cylindrical portion. The connecting portion is disposed adjacent to the inwardly protruding portion with respect to the shaft member in the central axis direction.
Abstract: At least one of a passivation film extending from a pixel circuit region to a peripheral circuit region and a member disposed between a semiconductor layer and the passivation film in the peripheral circuit region contains hydrogen. The passivation film in the peripheral circuit region has a portion overlapping one conductive line of the plurality of conductive lines in a direction perpendicular to a main surface of the semiconductor layer, the one conductive line being closest to the passivation film among the plurality of conductive lines. The passivation film in the peripheral circuit region has a through-hole, the through-hole including a portion not overlapping the one conductive line in the direction perpendicular to the main surface of the semiconductor layer.
Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a detection unit configured to detect light that a light source emits and that is reflected by a polygon mirror in a predetermined direction, and to output a synchronization signal; a speed control unit configured to perform acceleration/deceleration control of the polygon mirror based on the synchronization signal at a target speed; and a light intensity control unit configured to decide an emission intensity of the light source and notify the digital value to the light driving unit. The speed control unit changes control of the polygon mirror to a neutral control in which neither acceleration nor deceleration control is performed in a case the light intensity control unit changes the light intensity of the light source when the speed control unit is performing the acceleration/deceleration control.
Abstract: In an image capturing apparatus that sequentially photographs a plurality of images by changing a focus position of a lens unit by a predetermined amount, a display area is selected according to a ratio of a vertical line component to a horizontal line component of a main subject for each of the plurality of images photographed by the image capturing apparatus. A display unit displays a plurality of display areas corresponding to the focus detection area selected by the selection unit, by arranging the plurality of display areas side by side.
Abstract: It is directed to providing a developing roller capable of forming a high-quality electrophotographic image. The developing roller includes a substrate, an electro-conductive elastic layer on the substrate, and a plurality of electrical insulating domains on the electro-conductive elastic layer. The developing roller has a length L of 200 mm or more in a longitudinal direction orthogonal to the circumferential direction thereof. The surface of the developing roller includes the surfaces of the domains and an exposed portion of the electro-conductive elastic layer, the exposed portion being uncovered with the domains. The developing roller has protrusions on the surface thereof, the protrusion being formed by the domains. The electro-conductive elastic layer has a plurality of protrusions at the exposed portion. The developing roller has an Asker C hardness of 50 degrees or more and 90 degrees or less.
Abstract: A power transmitting apparatus, which simultaneously or sequentially supplies electric power to a plurality of power receiving apparatuses in a wireless manner, includes a power transmitting unit configured to transmit electric power to the plurality of power receiving apparatuses, a reception unit configured to receive a power transmission end request and an abnormality content regarding power transmission from a first power receiving apparatus from among the plurality of power receiving apparatuses, and a power transmission determination unit configured, based on the abnormality content, to determine whether to stop power transmission to power receiving apparatuses that have not completed power transmission and that are not the first power receiving apparatus from among the plurality of power receiving apparatuses.
Abstract: An information processing apparatus connected to an external connection unit of a radiation imaging apparatus including a storage unit and a control unit configured to access to the storage unit, comprises a determination unit that determines that an abnormality has occurred in the radiation imaging apparatus; a processing unit that, if determined that the abnormality has occurred, and the control unit has access authority to the storage unit, performs processing of revoking the access authority; another control unit that obtains the access authority in accordance with the processing of the processing unit and accesses the storage unit; and an output unit that outputs, to an external apparatus, any one of radiation image data captured by the radiation imaging apparatus and log data of the apparatus which are obtained from the storage unit via the other control unit.
Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an antenna that wirelessly receives power; a power circuit that inputs power received by the antenna; a communication circuit that performs communication using the antenna; switches; and a resonant element that resonates with the antenna, wherein the resonant element is arranged between the antenna and one of the power circuit and the communication circuit, and wherein at least one of the switches is arranged between the resonant element and the one circuit, and at least one switch different from the switch is arranged between the other circuit and the antenna.
Abstract: A molded resin product for use with an image forming apparatus includes: a base portion formed of a resin material; a positioning portion provided on the base portion; and a movable member formed by injection molding so as to be movable relative to the base portion. When the molded resin product is connected to a connection part, the positioning portion positions the molded resin product and the connection part relative to each other, and the movable member is contactable to a contact portion of the connection part.
Abstract: A control apparatus for controlling data transmission via a network, comprising: a reception unit configured to receive, via the network, a result of detection by a sensor for detecting a state of a device; a management unit configured to manage results of detection by a plurality of sensors for detecting states of a plurality of devices corresponding to a common identification; and a selection unit configured to select, from the plurality of devices, a device which is a destination of data whose destination is the identification, based on the results of detection managed by the management unit.
Abstract: An acoustic wave measuring apparatus includes: a probe having a plurality of transducers that are capable of converting an acoustic wave into an electric signal and vice versa; a transmitting and receiving unit that includes a plurality of channels connected to the probe, generates an acoustic wave from the probe, and obtains a reception signal of the probe; a plurality of switches that switch connections between the transducers and the channels; and an image generating unit that generates an image from the reception signal. The transducers include a central element row and an end portion element row, and the plurality of channels are respectively connected to the transducers on the central element row and the transducers on the end portion element row alternately via the switches.
Abstract: The apparatus displays a standard image capturing screen for capturing an image using a first image capturing unit in the case where an operation of a release member has been detected while a standard playback screen for performing playback using a first playback unit is being displayed, and, in the case where an operation of the release member has been detected while a predetermined image capturing screen for capturing an image using a second image capturing unit is not being displayed and a screen of the predetermined application is being displayed, displays the predetermined image capturing screen.
Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional pattern, each of which includes a conversion unit, an amplification unit, a first holding unit configured to hold a first signal obtained by the amplification unit amplifying an electric charge converted by the conversion unit having a first sensitivity, a second holding unit configured to hold a second signal obtained by the amplification unit amplifying the electric charge converted by the conversion unit having a second sensitivity different from the first sensitivity, and a third holding unit configured to hold an offset signal of the amplification unit, and a correction unit configured to correct the first signal using a second output signal output from the second holding unit or a first output signal output from the first holding unit, and a third output signal output from the third holding unit.