Canon Patents Granted

Canon patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10149233
    Abstract: A communication apparatus having a direct wireless communication function includes a generation unit configured to generate a first two-dimensional code including an address of the communication apparatus and an SSID corresponding to the direct wireless communication function, and a second two-dimensional code including the address of the communication apparatus and not including the SSID corresponding to the direct wireless communication function, and an output unit configured to output the first two-dimensional code and the second two-dimensional code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10149245
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a wireless LAN control unit which performs a wireless communication, a power mode setting unit which accepts a setting instruction for setting a power saving mode to be OFF or ON from a user, and a power saving mode setting storage unit which holds a setting that is set for the power saving mode, and a table storing a setting for turning the power saving mode off/on in association with a protocol used in a wireless communication. In case the power mode setting unit holds the setting for setting the power saving mode to be ON, the information processing apparatus controls whether or not to turn on the power saving mode based on a protocol used in the wireless communication and a setting of the power saving mode stored in the table in association with that protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koki Shibao
  • Patent number: 10148922
    Abstract: A display system includes a master device that displays a master image corresponding to a part of image data, and a slave device that displays a slave image corresponding to another part of the image data. The slave device includes a slave signal generation unit that starts to generate a slave timing signal at a predetermined interval with reference to a timing based on a first instruction received from the master device, a slave communication unit that transmits to the master device a completion notification indicating that a preparation for displaying the slave image is completed, and a slave display unit that displays the slave image in synchronization with the slave timing signal corresponding to a second instruction received from the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Fujioka, Norihiro Kawahara, Kohei Murayama, Yoshio Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10149262
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicates with a plurality of terminals having same user identification information and communicates with a server for performing a data synchronization among the plurality of terminals on the basis of the user identification information. The information processing apparatus comprises: a unit for managing the user identification information and terminal identification information of the plurality of terminals in association with each other; a unit for forming new user identification information different from the user identification information for a designated terminal among the plurality of terminals; a unit for registering the formed new user identification information into the server; and a unit for transmitting the formed new user identification information to the designated terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Susumu Hamauzu
  • Patent number: 10148924
    Abstract: Each projection apparatus in a multi-projection system has a liquid crystal panel, a driving circuit configured to perform PWM control of the liquid crystal panel, and a projection image processing unit configured to perform edge blending processing to perform compositing display by each projection apparatus and processing to change gain properties of the edge blending processing by each projection apparatus. Synchronization of each projection apparatus is maintained by a synchronization circuit. Therefore, a sum of image gain in a region of image compositing by each projection apparatus is 1, and the position and image gain properties of the compositing region are changed for each frame, so the position of image deterioration changes for each frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Wada, Azusa Koike, Michihisa Yanagi
  • Patent number: 10148947
    Abstract: A method of and a device for determining encoding parameters for encoding, into a bitstream, a portion of an image of a video sequence, the image portion being encoded by motion compensation with respect to at least one reference image portion, the encoding parameters for encoding the image portion including a coding mode and a motion information predictor, wherein the coding mode is selected from among at least a first coding mode and a second coding mode and wherein the motion information predictor is selected from a set of motion information predictors which is the same for at least the first and the second coding modes, the selection of the coding mode and the motion information predictor involving comparing costs of encoding the image portion using the motion information predictors of the set in the two coding modes, the method comprising or the device comprising means for: omitting, for at least one said motion information predictor of the set, computing of such a cost for at least one of said first and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Guillaume Laroche, Patrice Onno
  • Patent number: 10148861
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus which is capable of easily generating a developed image file from image data obtained using the light field technique. A first recording mode in which data obtained from signals having different focuses is recorded as refocusable first data or a second recording mode in which data which is obtained by carrying out a development process on the data is recorded as non-refocusable second data is selected. During captured image review, at least one focus position in the image data is set as focus information. Based on the recording mode and the focus information, whether to generate a RAW image file or generate a developed image file is determined. When the RAW image file is to be generated and recorded in response to the determination, the focus information is added to the RAW image file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuma Mikawa
  • Patent number: 10148633
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus individually sets a login distance as a condition to be satisfied when a login request is transmitted for a plurality of devices. Further, the information processing apparatus determines whether a login distance condition, having been set, is satisfied based on receipt of a packet. The information processing apparatus transmits the login request to the transmission source device if it is determined that the login distance condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Suga
  • Patent number: 10148862
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus of the present invention includes a display unit that displays an image obtained from an image capturing unit, the image capturing unit being a plenoptic image capturing unit capable of acquiring multi-viewpoint images having different viewpoints is provided. The image capturing apparatus includes: a disparity amount deriving unit that derives a disparity amount of the multi-viewpoint images in relation to a subject; a focus area specifying unit that specifies a subject area in which the derived disparity amount is equal to or smaller than a predetermined threshold as a focus area; and a display control unit that displays the specified focus area on the display unit in a manner different from an area other than the focus area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Tamura
  • Patent number: 10143382
    Abstract: A photoacoustic apparatus disclosed in the present specification includes: a light source configured to emit light; an acoustic wave transmission unit configured to transmit an acoustic wave to a specific area; a photoacoustic wave reception unit configured to receive a photoacoustic wave generated by a subject due to emission of the light, which is emitted from the light source, to the subject and configured to output a time-series photoacoustic signal; an echo reception unit configured to receive an echo generated due to reflection, in the subject, of the acoustic wave transmitted from the acoustic wave transmission unit and configured to output a time-series echo signal; and a processing unit configured to acquire, based on the time-series photoacoustic signal and the time-series echo signal, optical property information in which information a component corresponding to a reflected wave of the photoacoustic wave generated in the specific area is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10143381
    Abstract: An object information acquiring apparatus is used, which includes: a receiver configured to receive a photoacoustic wave generated from an object irradiated with light and output a time-series electric signal; and a processor configured to acquire characteristic information relating to an inside of the object by using the time-series electric signal, wherein the light is emitted at a plurality of timings, the receiver receives the photoacoustic wave at the plurality of timings, and the processor determines a projection position coordinate on which the time-series electric signal is projected on the basis of an amount of displacement of the inside of the object among the plurality of timings, for each of a plurality of time-series electric signals corresponding to the plurality of timings, and acquires the characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Abe
  • Patent number: 10146153
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory device that stores a set of instructions and at least on processor that executes the set of instructions to set a sampling condition under which a pixel of an image is sampled based on information indicating at least a number of bits of a pixel of the image, to sample a pixel of the image based on a set sampling condition, and to analyze the image based on sampled pixel data. When a number of bits of a pixel of the image is greater than or equal to a predetermined number of bits, a sampling condition is set so that a sampling interval becomes greater than that in a case when a number of bits of a pixel of the image is less than the predetermined number of bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tateki Narita
  • Patent number: 10144219
    Abstract: In a liquid discharge head, a third discharge port array group C1 which discharges a liquid of cyan, a second discharge port array group M1 which discharges a liquid of magenta, a fourth discharge port array group G which discharges a liquid of gray, a first discharge port array group Y which discharges a liquid of yellow, a second discharge port array group M2 which discharges a liquid of magenta, a third discharge port array group C2 which discharges a liquid of cyan are arranged in this order, in a direction. Each of discharge port arrays of the fourth discharge port array group G is formed of a plurality of discharge ports having a diameter smaller than that of a plurality of discharge ports which constitute first discharge port arrays of the second and third discharge port array groups C1, C2, M1 and M2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Sayaka Seki, Yuichiro Akama, Yuji Tamaru, Naoko Tsujiuchi
  • Patent number: 10144156
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus for transferring a pattern to an imprint material using a mold includes a substrate holding mechanism and a control unit. The substrate holding mechanism is configured to be divided into a plurality of areas, capable of varying an attracting force for attracting the substrate in each of the areas and to hold the substrate. The control unit is configured to, when a plurality of shots is formed on the substrate, control an imprint operation of transferring the pattern to the plurality of shots which are not adjacent to one another, makes the attracting force in the area of the substrate holding mechanism corresponding to the shot to which the pattern is transferred among the plurality of areas smaller than the attracting force at the time of the imprint operation and suck the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Matsumoto, Fumio Sakai
  • Patent number: 10144221
    Abstract: To provide a printing apparatus and a method for determining a service life of a cleaning mechanism, capable of more accurately determining a service life of a cleaning mechanism. For the purpose, a service life of a recovery unit is determined by multiplication of a number of times a blade wipes a face surface by a coefficient different depending on a quantity of liquid adhering to the face surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Finetech Nisca Inc.
    Inventors: Yuta Nakanishi, Kazuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10144217
    Abstract: Gas is ejected toward a region between a liquid ejection head and a recording medium so as to enlarge and stabilize a vortex generated by an airflow generated by liquid droplets ejected from ejection ports. Accordingly, an airflow turbulence generated between the liquid ejection head and the recording medium is reduced and displacements of positions at which the liquid droplets are applied due to the airflow turbulence are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Arihito Miyakoshi, Ken Tsuchii, Nobuhito Yamaguchi, Hiroshi Arimizu, Yumi Komamiya, Koichi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10145790
    Abstract: An attempt is made to suppress the processing load while securing real-time properties of the image processing to improve visual recognizability of a captured image whose visual recognizability has been reduced by the influence of fine particle components. An image processing apparatus including: an extraction unit configured to extract an atmospheric light component from a captured image including an influence of fine particles in the atmosphere; and a removal processing unit configured to generate an image from the captured image, in which the influence of fine particles has been removed, based on the extracted atmospheric light component, and the extraction unit performs the extraction based on data of the captured image and data of an exposure value at the time of photographing the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Itoh
  • Patent number: 10144230
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mechanism that improves accuracy for positioning a head relative to a carriage, and easily performs positional adjustment for the head. A carriage unit includes a first carriage structure and a second carriage structure. The first carriage structure includes a first sliding face that can slide along a guide shaft, and a head can be mounted on the first carriage structure. The second carriage structure includes a second sliding face that can slide along the guide shaft, and can hold the first carriage structure to allow positional adjustment for the first carriage structure in a predetermined direction in which a position where the first sliding face contacts the guide shaft is to be shifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Sekino, Koichi Kudaki, Ryoma Arai
  • Patent number: 10146112
    Abstract: An image display apparatus including a light source; a light source control unit configured to control electric power to be supplied to the light source; a light source cooling unit configured to cool the light source; a cooling control unit configured to control the light source cooling unit; an image display device; an illumination optical system configured to introduce light from the light source to the image display device, and a projecting optical system configured to project light modulated by the image display device. When the light source control unit receives a turn-off command, the light source control unit first lowers electric power to be supplied to the light source to a predetermined electric power lower than normal electric power to be supplied when the lamp is on, and then blocks the supply of the electric power to the light source, thereby turning the light source off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuya Kurata
  • Patent number: 10146062
    Abstract: The optical element (100) includes a first metal structure layer (2) and a second metal structure layer (4) each including multiple metal structures whose sizes are smaller than an incident wavelength. The optical element further includes a dielectric layer (3) disposed between the first and second metal structure layers. Multiple metal structures 5 (5a to 5h) included in each of the first and second metal structure layers include metal structures having mutually different shapes. A condition of ?(2N+0.5)/(4n)?dz??(2N+1.5)/(4n) is satisfied where dz represents a distance between the first and second metal structure layers, ? represents the incident wavelength, n represents a refractive index of the dielectric layer for the incident wavelength, and N represents an integer equal to or larger than zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10146145
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measurement apparatus that measures a position of an object, the apparatus including a detector configured to detect a mark formed on the object and generate a detection signal, and a processor configured to obtain the position of the object based on the detection signal, wherein the processor is configured to obtain the position of the object based on a portion of the detection signal that is limited based on information about a tolerance regarding a measurement precision for the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinichi Egashira
  • Patent number: 10146149
    Abstract: The charging member includes: an electroconductive support; and an electroconductive elastic layer serving as a surface layer, wherein the elastic layer contains a binder, and holds electrically insulating hollow particles in such a state that at least a part of each of the hollow particles is exposed at a surface of the elastic layer, wherein the charging member has protrusions derived from the hollow particles in an outer surface of the charging member, and the outer surface of the charging member includes an outer surface of the elastic layer and an outer surface of an exposed portion of each of the hollow particles, and wherein the protrusions each have a depression in an outer surface of each of the protrusions, and an edge of the depression constitutes an apex in each of the protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Watanabe, Takumi Furukawa, Yuya Tomomizu, Kenya Terada, Toshiro Suzuki, Kenichi Yazawa, Kazuhiro Gesho
  • Patent number: 10146165
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is operable in a first mode in which a control unit is in a rest state and a second mode in which electric power is supplied to the control unit. The image forming apparatus changes the mode of the operation to the second mode of an operation in response to change of detection of a detecting portion from presence of the sheet on a manual feeding tray to absence thereof during execution of the operation in the first mode with a pressing mechanism being in the second position, and then in response to receipt of input of a predetermined instruction about an image forming operation by a receiving portion in the second mode, the control unit controls the moving mechanism so that the pressing mechanism moves from the low pressure position to a nip-forming position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Yoshida, Takeshi Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10146150
    Abstract: At least one partial measurement region is set in the longitudinal direction in a printable region of a photosensitive drum. After the photosensitive drum has been charged to a constant potential with a charging roller, different potentials are set in the partial measurement region and a region excluding the partial measurement region with a laser scanner, partial discharge information of the partial measurement region is detected by a discharge information detection unit, and a bias voltage in image formation that is applied to the charging roller is corrected on the basis of the value of the partial discharge information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kosuke Ikada, Norihito Naito, Takayoshi Kihara, Masataka Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10146146
    Abstract: A toner comprising a toner particle containing a binder resin, a wax, and inorganic fine particles, wherein the binder resin contains a crystalline polyester resin and an amorphous polyester resin, and, in a cross section of the toner particle, when Sc represents an area taken up by the crystalline polyester resin and S1 represents an area taken up by the inorganic fine particles that are present in the crystalline polyester resin portion, Sc and S1 satisfy the relationship S1/Sc?0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nozomu Komatsu, Takeshi Hashimoto, Masayuki Hama, Takakuni Kobori, Ichiro Kanno, Yuto Onozaki, Hitoshi Sano, Akifumi Matsubara, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Tsubasa Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10144132
    Abstract: A control apparatus makes a robot hand grip a work for measurement. The control apparatus controls the operation of a robot arm so that the robot arm keeps a force of striking the work for measurement against a reference constant, while making the end portion of the robot arm rotate around the end axis, in a state of making the outer periphery F3 of the work for measurement, which is gripped by the robot hand, strike against the reference jig. The control apparatus acquires a detection result detected by an encoder of each of the joints when the end portion of the robot arm has been rotated. The control apparatus calculates a correction amount of trajectory data based on eccentricity of a central axis with respect to an end axis, by using the detection result of the encoder, and corrects the trajectory data, based on the correction amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akiyoshi Yokoi
  • Patent number: 10146157
    Abstract: A developing apparatus includes a rotatable developer bearing member, a first conveyance screw in a first chamber to convey the developer, and a second conveyance screw in a second chamber to convey the developer. The second conveyance screw includes a first screw portion facing a communication portion between the first and second chambers, a second screw portion downstream of the first screw portion, and a third screw portion downstream of the first screw portion and upstream of the second screw portion and facing the second communication portion. The first screw portion includes a first blade portion formed spirally around a rotation shaft of the second conveyance screw, the second screw portion has a second blade portion formed spirally around the rotation shaft of the second conveyance screw, and the third screw portion comprises no blade portion formed spirally around the rotation shaft of the second conveyance screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Ariizumi
  • Patent number: 10146162
    Abstract: Two types of correction data, first correction data and second correction data, are used to correct density on the basis of reading results obtained by a reading unit reading a test image formed on a sheet. The first correction data is data for correcting image density in the rotation axis direction of the photoconductor. The correction using the first correction data is performed in each of multiple areas on the photoconductor which correspond to an area in which a toner image of the test image is formed. The second correction data is data for correcting image density in the rotation axis direction of the photoconductor. The correction using the second correction data is performed in areas outside the area in which the toner image of the test image which is read by the reading unit is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sumito Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10146148
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of image forming units configured to form images, an image bearing member, a detection unit configured to detect a pattern image formed on the image bearing member, the pattern image being used for detecting a color misregistration, a controller configured to control the plurality of image forming units to form a plurality of first pattern images, each having a different color, and control the detection unit to detect the color misregistration, and a storage unit configured to store data on the color misregistration, wherein the controller corrects an image forming position based on the stored data, and wherein in a case where an error is detected in the data, the controller controls the plurality of image forming units to form a plurality of second pattern images, different form the plurality of first pattern images, before the plurality of first pattern images is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoka Omura
  • Patent number: 10146163
    Abstract: When a mechanism enters a first state, an intermediate transfer member separates from a second photosensitive member. When the mechanism enters a second state, the intermediate transfer member contacts the second photosensitive member. When a first monochrome image is formed on a sheet of a first type by using toner of a first color, the mechanism enters the first state. When a second monochrome image is formed on a sheet of a second type by using toner of the first color, the mechanism enters the second state. A rotation speed of the second photosensitive member for forming the second monochrome image on the sheet of the second type is controlled to a predetermined rotation speed. The predetermined rotation speed is slower than a rotation speed of the second photosensitive member for forming the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Rin Ishikawa, Tadashi Iwakawa, Koichi Taniguchi, Akira Hamano
  • Patent number: 10147014
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus and method including executing high-pass filtering in a column direction on the pixel values of original image data read from a flat panel detector to obtain first image data, and subtracting a value obtained by converting each of the pixel values of the first image data in accordance with an absolute value of a statistic calculated from pixel values in the same pixel row of the first image data from the value of a corresponding pixel of the original image data to obtain processed image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiji Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10147026
    Abstract: A print control apparatus includes an output unit that outputs information for displaying a screen indicating that continuous printing processing is not executable in a case where it is determined that continuous printing processing is not executable. In a case where the information for displaying the screen indicating that continuous printing processing is not executable is output, the screen indicating that continuous printing processing is not executable is displayed on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaki Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10147532
    Abstract: A holder holds a first magnetic member through which a first signal cable is passed and a second magnetic member through which a second signal cable is passed. The holder holds the first magnetic member with a first holding portion including an elastic engagement portion. The holder is also provided with a second holding portion to hold the second magnetic member at a position where the second magnetic member overlaps with the first magnetic member. A restrict portion is arranged on the elastic engagement portion and configured to restrict movement of the second magnetic member held by the second holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Onishi
  • Patent number: 10146164
    Abstract: It is determined whether a performing condition for first welding detection is satisfied. If the performing condition for the first welding detection is satisfied, the first welding detection is performed. On the other hand, if the performing condition for the first welding detection is not satisfied, the first welding detection is skipped. The performing condition for the first welding detection is that second welding detection has detected welding of a relay. The first welding detection is performed before image formation is performed. The second welding detection is performed after image formation has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuhiro Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 10147018
    Abstract: There is provided with an image processing apparatus. An evaluation is set for each of the pairs. The evaluation is set based on at least one of the number of feature points in the first image where local feature amounts are similar to a local feature amount at one of the pair or the number of feature points in the second image where local feature amounts are similar to a local feature amount at one of the pair, in such a manner that the smaller the number of feature points, the higher the evaluation. A similarity between the first image and the second image is determined using a RANSAC method. A pair having a high evaluation is used with priority in derivation of a function for transforming coordinates using the RANSAC method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shiiyama, Masahiro Matsushita, Hideki Sorakado
  • Patent number: 10148898
    Abstract: An image sensor driving apparatus extracts an image signal from an image sensor including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements two-dimensionally arrayed, and includes a conversion unit which converts the image signal into digital data by performing offset correction for the image signal. The apparatus obtains digital data corresponding to a first sampling count by causing the conversion unit to process a reference voltage signal in accordance with a synchronization signal which determines an imaging frame rate, and obtains digital data corresponding to a second sampling count by causing the conversion unit to process a reference voltage signal every time extracting an image signal from a photoelectric conversion element group obtained by dividing a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements. The apparatus generates a correction value used for offset correction based on the obtained digital data corresponding to the first and second sampling counts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kanako Dowaki, Yuichi Naito, Kazumasa Matsumoto, Takashi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10147720
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a transistor connected to a terminal having a first potential, an anti-fuse element connected between the transistor and a terminal having a second potential different from the first potential, and a resistor element connected in parallel with the anti-fuse element. An electric path between the transistor and the anti-fuse element has a length smaller than a length of an electric path between the transistor and the resistor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazunari Fujii, Toshio Negishi
  • Patent number: 10147016
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processing unit that image-processes a plurality of image data using different parameters, a comparison unit that compares image processing results, and a determination unit that determines, from the plurality of parameters, a parameter based on a comparison result by the comparison unit, in which image data is processed using the parameter determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akemi Kikuchi, Yoshinobu Sato
  • Patent number: 10146174
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an LED unit capable of being in an exposing position or a retracted position, and a cartridge capable of being inserted into or pulled out with the LED unit in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidehiro Ushiozu, Yuji Mitsui, Keita Nakajima, Koji Miwa
  • Patent number: 10146484
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of performing a software program including a first program layer with an instruction set to be interpreted and performed by a processor and a second program layer with an instruction set compiled in advance by a unit other than the processor comprises a unit configured to transmit parameter information used for image processing from the first program layer to the second program layer, a unit configured to perform the image processing in the second program layer according to the parameter information, a display control unit configured to display an indicator for allowing a user to recognize that the image processing is in progress, and a unit configured to issue an instruction to control display of the indicator from the second program layer to the first program layer, the display control unit controls the display according to the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Kunieda, Naoki Sumi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 10148851
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus reads an original image of an original, which is conveyed along a conveyance path, using a scanner unit and a CCD sensor unit. A separation sensor, a lead sensor, and a sheet discharge sensor, which are provided to the conveyance path, detect occurrence of a jam. A restarting method for reading processing of the original after the occurrence of the jam includes a first restarting method of re-placing all of the originals, which have been fed, on an original tray and a second restarting method of re-placing only an unread original on the original tray, and is set by a user. In a case where the second restarting method is set, the restarting method is determined from any one of the first restarting method and the second restarting method based on a discharged length of the original having been discharged to a sheet discharge tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Furukawa, Seiji Shibaki, Yushi Oka, Kaoru Hamada
  • Patent number: 10147287
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generation unit, an obtaining unit, a determination unit, and a display control unit. The generation unit generates a movement trajectory of an object based on a plurality of images obtained from successive image capturing. The obtaining unit obtains setting information of a detection line for detecting passage of the object. The determination unit determines a display form of the movement trajectory according to a positional relationship of the detection line corresponding to the setting information obtained by the obtaining unit and the movement trajectory generated by the generation unit. The display control unit displays the movement trajectory on a display screen in the display form determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuo Bamba
  • Patent number: 10148860
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus via a network, includes an imaging unit; a first image processing unit configured to change, by image processing, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a second image processing unit configured to change, by image processing that is different from the image processing by the first image processing unit, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the external apparatus via the network, a single command in which first image processing information for controlling an operation of the first image processing unit and second image processing information for controlling an operation of the second image processing unit may be described; and a control unit configured to control the first image processing unit and the second image processing unit in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10148833
    Abstract: Provided is an input device comprising: a touch panel which receives an operation from a user; an external member having an external surface substantially the same as a surface of the touch panel; and a near field communication unit which is provided near the surrounding of the touch panel and inside of the external member and performs communication with an object to be detected which is brought close to a detection range, wherein a position corresponding to the near field communication unit of the external member projects from the touch panel and is inclined such that the side close to the touch panel is higher than the side distant from the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nakayama, Ryoichi Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10148638
    Abstract: An authentication server system issues a first-type token for verification of whether a user operating a terminal is a valid user and a second-type token for verification of whether a service is usable with authority transferred to an authorized client cooperating with the service, verifies, based on a token received with a verification request and a scope regardless of a type of the issued token, and notifies a verification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yu Tamura
  • Patent number: 10148455
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes multiple processing means that are connected in a ring shape via corresponding communication means respectively. Each communication means includes a reception means for receiving data from a previous communication means, and a transmission means for transmitting data to a next communication means. Connection information is assigned to each of the reception means and the transmission means. The communication means, when receiving a packet that has same connection information as one assigned to its reception means, causes the corresponding processing means to perform data processing on the packet, sets the connection information assigned to its transmission means to the packet, and transmits the packet to the next communication means, and when receiving a packet that has connection information that is not same as one assigned to its reception means, transmits the packet to the next communication means without changing the connection information of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10148644
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of receiving an authentication request in accordance with a protocol of a plurality of protocols and a method of controlling the same are provided. The information processing apparatus stores a user identifier and a password for each user and a calculation method for each protocol, and when the apparatus receives an authentication request including authentication data from a remote computer in accordance with a protocol of the plurality of protocols, the apparatus obtains stored password corresponding to the authentication data which is included in the authentication request, obtains, stored calculation method corresponding to the protocol, converts the obtained password into a hash in accordance with the obtained calculation method, and verifies the authentication data with the hash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Hosoda
  • Patent number: 10148829
    Abstract: A system including an apparatus and a device that reads an original. The apparatus includes at least one processor and a display screen. The device includes a reading unit. The processor selects a reading function for reading of the original from a plurality of functions including the reading function and a printing function, in accordance with a user's instruction. After the reading function is selected, the processor causes the display screen to display first information indicating a reading setting being set in the apparatus and to display second information prompting the user to put the apparatus into a communication range, of a predetermined wireless communication method, of the device for reading of the original. After the reading function is selected, the processor causes the display screen to display the first and second information. After the display screen displays the information and the device communicates with the apparatus via the communication method, the device reads the original.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Yasuzaki
  • Patent number: 10148843
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises: a communication unit configured to communicate with a recording apparatus having storage medium and capable of accepting an operation on the content data stored in the storage medium via communication; a registration unit configured to register a predetermined recording apparatus; and a control unit configured to perform control for receiving the content data stored in the storage medium, and to control predetermined processing for causing the recording apparatus to delete the content data stored in the storage medium, wherein the control unit, in a case where the recording apparatus is the predetermined recording apparatus registered by the registration unit, performs control so as to perform the predetermined processing for causing the content data stored in the storage medium to be deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kaori Ikeda, Eiko Hirose
  • Patent number: 10146992
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire results of analysis processing for a plurality of images; a designation unit configured to designate a type of a target to be detected from an image; and a determination unit configured to determine, among the plurality of images, an image used for detection processing of the detection target designated by the designation unit based on the type of the detection target designated by the designation unit and the result of the analysis processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Tsunematsu