Canon Patents

Canon Inc. manufactures office appliances, including multifunction devices, copying machines, laser printers, and inkjet printers. It also develops imaging systems, such as digital cameras and digital video camcorders, as well as lenses and photographic accessories. Its third-largest product segment is semiconductor lithography equipment.

Canon Patents by Type

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  • Patent number: 10097716
    Abstract: There is provided a server apparatus including a storage unit configured to store setting information used by a client apparatus to operate, a reception unit configured to receive, from a first client apparatus, a deletion request for deleting a part of the setting information from among the setting information stored in the storage unit, a notification unit configured to notify a second client apparatus of update information indicating that the part of the setting information for which the deletion request has been made is deleted, and a control unit configured to perform control in such a manner that the update information remains to be stored in the storage unit until a predetermined condition is satisfied after the deletion request is received, and is deleted from the storage unit in accordance with a satisfaction of the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noritsugu Okayama
  • Patent number: 10095020
    Abstract: A probe can be provided having a grating adapted for color spectrally encoded imaging. The probe can include a waveguide configuration, a light focusing configuration, and a grating configuration that can have a first grating pattern and a second grating pattern. The waveguide configuration can be configured and/or structured to cause to propagate a light having a first wavelength and a light having a second wavelength to propagate from the waveguide component, and the light focusing and waveguide configurations can provide the light to be incident on the grating configuration. The grating configuration can be configured and arranged such that the light having the first wavelength is diffracted by the first grating pattern to substantially the same location as the light having the second wavelength is diffracted by the second grating pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Canon U.S.A., Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Guillermo J. Tearney, Dongkyun Kang, Mitsuhiro Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10097755
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a measuring unit configured to measure an elapsed time after start of recording movie, a set movie creation unit configured to create a set of movies from a plurality of movies, a display control unit configured to perform control so as to display a plurality of sections respectively corresponding to the set of movies, and to display a section corresponding to a recorded movie in a first display appearance, and to display a section corresponding to a not-recorded movie in a second display appearance, wherein the display control unit is further configured to perform control to display, a portion indicating a rate of an elapsed time in the first display appearance, and a remaining portion in the second display appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasufumi Oyama, Kazuya Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10095179
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a cartridge that includes a developing roller and a coupling member for receiving a rotational force for rotating the developing roller. A cylindrical member movably supports one end portion of the coupling member inside of the cylindrical member. A cylindrical member side force receiving portion is provided inside the cylindrical member. A first regulating portion, provided inside of the cylindrical member, prevents one end portion of the coupling member from disengaging in an axial direction of the cylindrical member. A second regulating portion regulates deformations of the first regulating portion outward of the cylindrical member in the radial direction in a state in which one end portion of the coupling member is mounted to the inside of the cylindrical member. The apparatus also includes a driving motor and a driving shaft engageable with the coupling member of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeo Miyabe, Takahito Ueno, Atsushi Takasaka
  • Patent number: 10097713
    Abstract: An image reading apparatus is capable of reducing glare that a user feels while PWM-controlling an LED and of detecting an original size in a principal scanning direction with sufficient accuracy. A line sensor receives light emitted from a light source and reflected by an original. When a pressure plate that presses an original to a platen is closed, a control unit controls to supply a line periodic signal of which a period is longer than that for reading an original image to the line sensor, and to supply a lighting control signal of which a duty ratio is smaller than that for reading the original image to the light source in synchronization with the line periodic signal to light the light source and to read an image, and controls to detect length of the original in the principal scanning direction using the image signals from the line sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazunori Togashi
  • Patent number: 10095455
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus is capable of communicating with an image forming apparatus which stores job logs. A first request is made for acquiring job logs from the image forming apparatus and, if a predetermined condition is satisfied, a second request is made for acquiring, one at a time from the image forming apparatus, the job logs which are acquisition targets of the first request. The second request is not made if the number of job logs acquired by the first request coincides with the number of job logs which are acquisition targets of the first request. The second request is made for acquiring the job logs one at a time which are acquisition targets of the first request if the number of job logs acquired by the first request is smaller than the number of job logs which are acquisition targets of the first request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shohei Baba
  • Patent number: 10097749
    Abstract: An imaging system has an interchangeable lens and a camera body capable of communicating with the interchangeable lens. A camera control unit of the camera body acquires focus-sensitivity-related information (including sensitivity information at an image height of the center and correction information of the sensitivity that changes depending on the image height) from a lens control unit of the interchangeable lens through communication at a suitable timing. The camera control unit corrects a change of the sensitivity caused by the image height using image height information of a focus detection region selected from a plurality of focus detection regions and the acquired focus sensitivity correction information. The camera control unit calculates a driving amount of the focus lens from the focus detection signal using the corrected focus sensitivity, generates a control signal for instructing the driving amount, and transmits the control signal to a lens control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideya Takanashi, Atsushi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10095458
    Abstract: An image of a virtual object is generated in accordance with a position and orientation of a first display device. In a case where a first mode is set, the generated image of the virtual object is displayed on a first display device and second display device. In a case where a second mode different from the first mode is set, a still image of the virtual object is displayed on the second display device. A portion of the virtual object in the still image is selected based on an instruction input by a user observing the second display device during display of the still image of the virtual object. An image of the virtual object displayed on the second display device is updated based on the selected portion of the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Oya
  • Patent number: 10097738
    Abstract: A portion of an image, belonging to a current encoding unit, is encoded by motion compensation with respect to a reference image portion indicated by an item of motion information. A motion information predictor is selected from among a set of motion information predictors and the item of motion information is encoded with respect to said motion information predictor. The set of motion information predictors used is permitted to include at least one temporal motion information predictor associated with an image portion of a previous image of said sequence but is not permitted to include any spatial motion information predictor that is unobtainable from encoded data of said current encoding unit, for example a spatial motion information predictor that was itself encoded with respect to a temporal motion information predictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Guillaume Laroche, Patrice Onno
  • Patent number: 10096545
    Abstract: There is provided an image capturing apparatus including a pixel circuit that generates a pixel signal based on an electric charge generated by photoelectric conversion and a logic circuit that outputs a signal based on the pixel signal. The image capturing apparatus includes a first contact plug connected to a source or a drain of a first transistor constituting the pixel circuit and a second contact plug connected to a source or a drain of a second transistor constituting the logic circuit. A diameter of the first contact plug is smaller than a diameter of the second contact plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihiro Kawano, Tsutomu Tange, Masao Ishioka, Koichi Tazoe
  • Patent number: 10097736
    Abstract: An image processing device comprises a unit configured to obtain image data representing an image of an object from an image capturing device; a unit configured to obtain an angular dependency of an intensity of light reflected by the object; a unit configured to calculate an angle of the light reflected by the object to the image capturing device; and a unit configured to correct the obtained image data based on the calculated angle and the obtained angular dependency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10096095
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; an acquiring unit configured to acquire brightness information that is information related to display brightness; and a correcting unit configured to, in a case where a first image that is an image based on first image data having a first dynamic range and a second image that is an image based on second image data having a second dynamic range narrower than the first dynamic range are displayed on a screen, correct the second image data so that the first image is displayed in accordance with the display brightness related to the brightness information and the second image is displayed in accordance with display brightness that is lower than the display brightness related to the brightness information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Hirofumi Urabe, Takehito Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10096117
    Abstract: A method for classifying a visual element in a video frame as either foreground or background, the video frame being characterized using a scene model comprising a plurality of modes, the method comprising the steps of: determining a blob boundary characteristic for a blob comprising at least the visual element; identifying a mode matched to the visual element; classifying the visual element and the matched mode as foreground dependent upon a match mode boundary characteristic of the matched mode; and updating the scene model dependent upon the blob boundary characteristic and the matched mode boundary characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Gupta, Ashley John Partis, David Kenji See
  • Patent number: 10095173
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image bearing member, a charging member, an image forming portion, a notifying member, a cleaning member, a detecting member, an acquiring portion, and a controller. The charging member is disposed to be in contact with the image bearing member, and charges the image bearing member. The image forming portion forms a developer image. The notifying member notifies of information relevant to a lifetime of the charging member. The cleaning member is in contact with the image bearing member, and removes the developer on the image bearing member. The detecting member detects driving torque of the image bearing member. The acquiring portion acquires specification information relevant to a specification of the cleaning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Kinai
  • Patent number: 10095178
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that forms an image on a recording medium includes an image-bearing-unit support member, a developing unit support member, a plurality of light exposure units, and a light-exposure-unit operating member. The image-bearing-unit support member is movable between the inside and the outside of the image forming apparatus while supporting a plurality of image bearing units which each include an image bearing member. The developing unit support member is movable independently of the image-bearing-unit support member. The plurality of light exposure units each cause a corresponding one of the image bearing members to be exposed to light so as to form an electrostatic latent image. The light-exposure-unit operating member moves the light exposure units relative to the developing unit support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Ogino, Tomonori Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10095154
    Abstract: A light scanning apparatus, including: a light source configured to emit a light beam; a light intensity detection portion configured to detect a light intensity of the light beam; and a light intensity control portion configured to control the light intensity of the light beam based on a detection result of the light intensity detection portion, wherein the light intensity control portion supplies, in advance, to the light source, a bias current equal to or less than a threshold current at which the light source starts emitting the light beam, and supplies, to the light source, a switching current superposed on the bias current, the switching current being modulated in order to control light emission of the light source in accordance with an image signal, and wherein the light intensity control portion includes a bias current changing unit configured to change the bias current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuichi Seki
  • Patent number: 10097116
    Abstract: A motor control apparatus includes: a unit configured to determine a counter-electromotive voltage in a winding of a motor; a unit configured to determine a rotational position of a rotor of the motor based on the counter-electromotive voltage; a unit configured to determine a first velocity of the rotor, based on change in the rotational position; a correction unit configured to obtain a second velocity by correcting the first velocity based on a harmonic component included in the first velocity; and a driving unit configured to drive the motor based on the second velocity and the rotational position. The correction unit includes a unit configured to obtain the second velocity by reducing error in the first velocity that occurs due to the harmonic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuhei Hamada, Kota Kiyama, Masaaki Naoi, Toru Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10097507
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which can reduce the trouble of operation since a user does not have to irregularly operate a reconnection operation. A printing device 100 as the information processing apparatus includes a DHCP server function and distributes different IP addresses to external devices respectively. If a number of external devices connected to the printing device 100 in the IP layer level has reached a first connection number, when an IP address distribution request is sent from a first external device after a connection to the first external device in the wireless link layer level is established, an IP address is not controlled to be distributed to the first external device. If not, the IP address is controlled to be distributed to the first external device so that the connection to the first external device in the IP layer level becomes available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Go Inoue
  • Patent number: 10097724
    Abstract: A system includes a storage unit, a generation unit, a comparison unit, a determination unit, and an execution unit. The storage unit stores coordinates of regions included in a document and identification information of the regions. The generation unit generates regions to be subjected to character recognition in a newly-received document. The comparison unit compares the generated regions coordinates and the stored regions coordinates. The determination unit determines identification information corresponding to the generated regions coordinates according to the identification information corresponding to the regions stored in the storage unit and a comparison result of the comparison unit. The execution unit specifies a script for inputting, to an application, text information obtained by the character recognition performed on the generated regions in accordance with the determined identification information and executes the specified script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihito Nanaumi
  • Patent number: 10097840
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique for encoding Bayer array RAW image data that responds to whether priority is placed on encoding efficiency or on image quality. To that end, a first plane transforming unit transforms the RAW image data into R, G0, G1, and B planes. A second plane transforming unit transforms the RAW image data into a luminance plane and three color difference planes, each constituted of a different color difference component. It is then determined whether to encode using the first plane transforming unit or the second plane transforming unit, and the planes are then encoded according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daisuke Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10097845
    Abstract: A method of decoding a coding unit from a video bitstream determines reconstructed samples for a first coding unit, from the video bitstream, and decodes a dictionary store flag from the video bitstream for the first coding unit. Where the dictionary store flag indicates that reconstructed samples for the first coding unit be stored, the method (i) stores the reconstructed samples for the first coding unit into a memory buffer; (ii) determines reconstructed samples for a second coding unit, the reconstructed samples for the second coding unit being copied from reconstructed samples for the first coding unit from the memory buffer, and (iii) outputs the reconstructed samples for the second coding unit. Also disclosed is a complementary method for encoding, a decoder and an encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Volodymyr Kolesnikov, Christopher James Rosewarne
  • Patent number: 10097806
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus (204) includes an unnecessary component determiner (204a) which determines unnecessary component information of a parallax image based on difference information relating to a plurality of parallax images, a reduction processor (204b) which performs reduction processing on at least one of the parallax image, the difference information, and the unnecessary component information, a magnification processor (204c) which performs magnification processing on the unnecessary component information, and an unnecessary component reducer (204d) which reduces an unnecessary component, based on the unnecessary component information, from the parallax image or a synthesized image obtained by synthesizing the plurality of parallax images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Eguchi, Chiaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10097763
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises an imaging unit configured to capture image and an operation unit configured to receive a first operation to adjust a shooting setting for capturing image and a second operation to capture image based on the shooting parameter and write data based on the captured image in a recording medium. The electronic device displays, on a screen, image review based on the captured image after capturing image in response to the second operation and then displays live view which is generated by continuously capturing image. A period of displaying the image review is shorter if the first operation is detected successively after finishing detecting the second operation than if the first operation is not detected successively after finishing detecting the second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasutaka Naka
  • Patent number: 10097748
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes an acquisition unit (acquirer 210a) which acquires light source information relating to a light source that illuminates an object, a setting unit (setter 210b) which sets correction information of a defocus amount corresponding to the light source information according to an operation by a user, and a memory unit (memory 240) which stores the light source information and the correction information while being correlated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Soichiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10097729
    Abstract: A system and method provides features for accessing an image processing device by an authorized user and assigning a temporary identifier to the image processing device. The image processing device creates mapping information that associates the authorized user, the temporary identifier and a network address of the image processing device, and stores the mapping information on a server. The user provides voice input commands to a personal assistant application, the voice input commands including the temporary identifier of the image processing device and a requested job functions of the image processing device. The server receives and interprets the voice input commands from the personal assistant application and determines, by recalling the mapping information stored, verifying whether the image processing device having the temporary identifier is available to perform the requested job functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nigel Brady
  • Patent number: 10098167
    Abstract: A device capability attribute regarding a setting on communication parameters, and provision attribute information indicative of whether or not a communication terminal is in a state that it can provide communication parameters to another communication terminal are stored in advance. The communication terminal, where the device capability attribute has at least a provision capability of the communication parameters, is selected as a provision device. In a case where there are plural communication terminals where the device capability attribute has a communication parameter provision capability, a communication terminal where the device capability attribute has the communication parameter provision capability only is preferentially selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuo Moritomo, Kenichi Fujii, Tatsuhiko Sakai, Mitsuhiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10097802
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus. A calculation unit calculates a difference in a signal level, for each area, between a first image obtained by shooting a subject under a first shooting condition and a second image obtained by shooting the subject under a second shooting condition in which high-frequency components of an optical image of the subject are reduced compared to the first shooting condition. A mixing unit mixes a signal level of the first image and a signal level of the second image at a ratio based on the difference, so as to generate a third image. The mixing unit sets a ratio of the second image when the difference is a first value, to be larger than a ratio of the second image when the difference is a second value that is smaller than the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Akahane
  • Patent number: 10097768
    Abstract: A light emission control device capable of performing driving for changing an irradiating direction in correct timing during automatic bounce control. The light emission control device controls a light emission unit that irradiates light to an object. The posture information of at least one of an image pickup apparatus and the light emission unit is detected. For bounce shooting, there is selected one of a first mode for controlling the direction of irradiating the light according to distances from the image pickup apparatus to the object and the reflection object and a second mode for manually controlling the irradiating direction. In a case where the second mode has been selected, when a first operating portion is operated, the irradiating direction is controlled according to the detected posture information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiro Ichihara
  • Publication number: 20180280001
    Abstract: A medical image diagnosis apparatus includes a power factor corrector, a DC/DC converter, and a battery device. The power factor corrector is supplied with AC power and generates DC power to drive individual parts of the apparatus. The DC/DC converter converts the voltage of the DC power generated by the power factor corrector to a voltage desired for driving the individual parts. The battery device includes a battery that stores DC power, a discharging circuit that is connected to the downstream side of the power factor corrector and supplies the DC power from the battery to the individual parts, and a charging circuit that is connected to the upstream side of the power factor corrector, and is supplied with AC power and supplies DC power to the battery. The battery device supplies the DC power to the individual parts when the power factor corrector cannot supply the DC power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Iwama, Shuta Fujiwara, Isao Uchiumi, Hiroyuki Shibanuma, Wataru Kameishi
  • Publication number: 20180284212
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an MRI apparatus includes sequence control circuitry that performs first scanning and second scanning along mutually opposite radial directions in k-space, crossing over a k-space origin, and performs third scanning, and processing circuitry that generates first and second projection images by respectively applying a one-dimensional Fourier transform for the directions to first and second MR signals respectively acquired by the first and second scanning, determines correction coefficients related to transient response characteristics of a readout gradient magnetic field by a calculating process to reduce a difference between the first and second projection images, and generates a corrected image in which the transient response characteristics are corrected using the correction coefficients and MR signals acquired by the third scanning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daiki TAMADA, Takahiro TAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180279997
    Abstract: In an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment, processing circuitry obtains volume data corresponding to at least one cardiac cycle and being taken of a region including the right ventricle of a patient. The processing circuitry estimates motion information of a tissue in the region by using the volume data. The processing circuitry calculates information including at least one selected from between wall motion information and volume information related to the right ventricle, on the basis of the motion information of the tissue. The processing circuitry outputs the calculated information. The processing circuitry corrects first motion information of the right ventricular outflow tract, which is an outflow tract of the right ventricle, by using second motion information of a site that is positioned in the vicinity of the right ventricular outflow tract and exhibits motion similar to that of the right ventricular outflow tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiko ABE
  • Publication number: 20180280000
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an ultrasonic probe includes a plurality of ultrasonic transducers and a calculation circuitry. The calculation circuitry calculates part of delay data relating to a delay time which is set in each of the ultrasonic transducers, before transmission of ultrasonic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki TAMANO, Taketoshi NAGAI, Yasuhiro TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180279878
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an MRI apparatus is configured to be connected with a pressure device that externally pressures a blood vessel of an object, and includes a scanner configured to perform imaging on the object and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry controls the pressure device in such a manner that ischemia and reperfusion are caused with respect to the object, determines a start timing of the imaging on the basis of a state of pressurization caused by the pressure device, causes the scanner to perform the imaging on the object in accordance with the start timing, and generates an image by using data acquired in the imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ei NOMURA, Hitoshi KANAZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180279986
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry extracts a fixed object included in chronologically collected X-ray images and having a substantially fixed position. The processing circuitry detects a target object included in each of the X-ray images, on the basis of extraction results of the fixed object. The processing circuitry generates a plurality of corrected images by a correction process to substantially match, with a reference position, the detected position of the target object in an X-ray image other than a reference X-ray image, the reference position being the detected position of the target object in the reference X-ray image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoichi Nagae, Masahiro Ozawa, Yuichiro Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20180279983
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to select a reference image from blood vessel images based on contrast images acquired in time series and conduct a transformation process on other blood vessel images such that blood vessel shapes in the other blood vessel images match a blood vessel shape in the reference image, generate a color image where a color that corresponds to a temporal change in a pixel value is assigned to each pixel based on the blood vessel images after the transformation process, and display the color image on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru OHISHI
  • Publication number: 20180283999
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a specimen test apparatus includes a resonator, a detector, a radiator, and a dielectric. The resonator is configured to house a test container filled with a test solution. The detector detects a detection target substance contained in the test solution in the test container. The radiator is arranged in the resonator and emits electromagnetic waves, which resonate in a specific resonance direction in the resonator, into the resonator. The dielectric is arranged in the resonator at a position near the test container when the test container is placed in the resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Keiju YAMADA, Takayoshi ITOU, Shoichi KANAYAMA, Naru IKEDA, Motoji HARAGASHIRA
  • Publication number: 20180279970
    Abstract: An X-ray-diagnostic apparatus generates time-series first vessel images corresponding to a first direction, and generates second vessel image corresponding to a second direction. The apparatus generates third vessel images corresponding to the second direction, by transforming more than one piece out of the first vessel images based on a blood vessel shape in one of the first vessel images and a blood vessel shape in at least one of the second vessel image, the third vessel image corresponding to respective time phases of the first vessel images. The apparatus generates first color image corresponding to the first direction by using more than one piece out of the first vessel images, and generates second color image corresponding to the second direction by using more than one piece out of the third vessel images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru OHISHI
  • Patent number: 10086457
    Abstract: Provided is a power supply unit, which is to be used for a multi-wire electrical discharge machining apparatus arranged to slice a material to be machined by an electrical discharge generated between a wire group including a plurality of turns of a wire arranged in parallel and the material to be machined, and to which a power supply terminal to be brought into contact with the wire group at a time to supply a voltage to the wire group is mounted, the power supply unit including: a mounting portion to which the power supply terminal to be brought into contact with the wire group at a time is mounted; and an adjusting portion arranged to adjust an inclination of the mounting portion in a direction crossing a running direction of the wire group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Canon Marketing Japan Kabushiki Kaisha, Makino Milling Machine Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Haruya Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10087328
    Abstract: A compound that improves the dispersibility of pigments in non-water-soluble solvents is provided, the compound having a pigment dispersant, a pigment composition, a pigment dispersion, and a toner wherein the compound has a polymer and a monoazo compound having a certain structure binding to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuaki Murai, Yuki Tsujii, Waka Hasegawa, Ayano Mashida, Kosuke Mukumoto, Takayuki Toyoda, Masashi Kawamura, Chiaki Nishiura, Masanori Seki, Masashi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10085719
    Abstract: In a method for producing a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer having a cell of a structure having a first electrode and a vibration membrane containing a second electrode provided with a cavity interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first sacrificial layer is formed on the first electrode. A second sacrificial layer is formed on a portion corresponding to a part of a cavity is formed on the first sacrificial layer, and then an insulating layer configuring a part of the vibration membrane is formed on the second sacrificial layer. The second sacrificial layer is removed by etching through an opening formed in the insulating layer, and then a part of the first sacrificial layer is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10086617
    Abstract: The printing apparatus according to the present invention includes a carriage, a supply tube, a head set cover that moves to a first orientation at which the printing head is fixed to the carriage and a second orientation at which the printing head is attachable to or detachable from the carriage, and a joint unit that moves to a first position connected to the printing head and a second position separated from the printing head, wherein the joint unit does not move to the first position from the second position when the head set cover moves to the first orientation from the second orientation, and moves to the second position from the first position in cooperation with movement of the head set cover when the head set cover moves to the second orientation from the first orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaya Shimmachi, Junichi Kubokawa, Hideaki Matsumura, Yukimichi Kimura, Takahiro Kiuchi, Koki Shimada, Yusuke Tanaka, Kyohei Sato
  • Patent number: 10088437
    Abstract: A computing device configured to obtain information about a subject using a detection result detected by an X-ray detector which detects an X-ray passing through the subject, which device includes: a unit configured to obtain a detection result of the X-ray detector; a first obtaining unit configured to obtain a complex refractive index of the X-ray after passing through the subject using the detection result; and a second obtaining unit configured to obtain information about the subject in accordance with a correlation between the complex refractive index and a mass absorption coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taihei Mukaide
  • Patent number: 10088775
    Abstract: A developer supply container detachably mountable to a developer supplying apparatus includes a pump portion provided to act at least on said developer discharging chamber and having a volume changeable with expansion and contraction with reciprocation, the cam groove for converting the rotational force received by a gear into a force for decreasing the volume of pump portion, a cam groove for converting the received force into a force for increasing the volume of the pump portion, a cam groove not converting the received force for operating the pump portion, and a phase detecting portion for stopping the rotation of a feeding portion using one of said cam grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akihito Kamura, Ayatomo Okino, Manabu Jimba
  • Patent number: 10088772
    Abstract: A developing device includes a rotatable developer carrying member enclosing a magnetic field generating portion including a plurality of magnetic poles and configured to carry a developer; and a resinous regulating portion provided at a position opposing the developer carrying member and configured to regulate an amount of the developer carried by the developer carrying member. The regulating portion is formed of a resin material containing magnetic powder, and at least a free end portion, opposed to the developer carrying member, of the regulating portion has relative permeability of 10 or more and 60 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryohei Terada, Ichiro Katsuie, Shoji Naruge, Masahiro Ootsuka, Tatsuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10089102
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an operating system on which a plurality of device drivers with different structures are installable, and is configured to: update a device driver that has been installed with a device driver to be updated when identifiers of the device driver that has been installed and the device driver to be updated are different; install the device driver to be updated when the identifiers of the drivers are identical and pieces of model information of the drivers are different; and display a message for inquiring a user of whether or not to update the device driver that has been installed with the device driver to be updated when the identifiers of the drivers are identical and the pieces of model information of the drivers are identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiko Tokuda
  • Patent number: 10088794
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a rotatably supported photosensitive drum, a charging roller configured to charge the photosensitive drum, a developing sleeve configured to develop an electrostatic latent image formed on a surface of the photosensitive drum and collect toner adhered to the photosensitive drum, an electricity removal sheet disposed on a downstream from the charging roller in a direction of movement on a surface of the photosensitive drum and disposed on an upstream side from the developing sleeve and arranged in contact with the photosensitive drum, and an electricity removal high-voltage power supply configured to apply voltage to the electricity removal sheet. The electricity removal high-voltage power supply an image-forming period applies a DC bias having a polarity identical to a charging polarity of the photosensitive drum and having a lower absolute value than that of the charged potential of the photosensitive drum to electricity removal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Issei Imamura
  • Patent number: 10089730
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first obtaining unit that obtains an image pickup condition of a shot image, a second obtaining unit that obtains information on an optical transfer function based on the image pickup condition, and a processor that generates an image restoration filter using the information on the optical transfer function and performs image processing on the shot image using the image restoration filter. The processor performs the image processing on the basis of information on noise characteristics of the image pickup condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kunihiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 10089562
    Abstract: When time required for print processing is estimated, estimation in consideration of overlap between objects is performed in such a manner that the objects are regarded as objects with a predetermined simple shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakane
  • Patent number: 10089563
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a control unit configured to control a printing unit to start printing on sheets after confirming that a number of sheets used for printing does not exceed an upper limit number of sheets bindable by a first binding processing in a case where the first binding processing is specified and control the printing unit to start printing on sheets without confirming that a number of sheets used for printing does not exceed an upper limit number of sheets bindable by a second binding processing in a case where the second binding processing is specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuichi Kondo
  • Patent number: D829913
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Kitayama, Jun Ooshima