Patents by Inventor Atsunobu Mori

Atsunobu Mori has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220404755
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Junya Azami, Seiji Hara, Atsunobu Mori, Masafumi Monde, Tatsuya Hotogi, Hirotaka Shiomichi
  • Publication number: 20220299924
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first detector detecting an operation sound based on a sound wave received by a receiver; a second detector detecting basis weight of recording material based on an ultrasonic wave transmitted from a transmitter and received by the receiver; a switching unit that switches destination of a reception signal from the receiver between a first path to the first detector and a second path to the second detector; and a controller that controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the first path at a first timing and to the second path at a second timing. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the second path at the first timing or to the first path at the second timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Atsunobu Mori, Yohei Suzuki, Seiji Hara, Yasuhisa Matsumoto, Junya Azami, Masafumi Monde, Hirotaka Shiomichi, Tatsuya Hotogi
  • Patent number: 11442387
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Junya Azami, Seiji Hara, Atsunobu Mori, Masafumi Monde, Tatsuya Hotogi, Hirotaka Shiomichi
  • Patent number: 11385587
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first detector detecting an operation sound based on a sound wave received by a receiver; a second detector detecting basis weight of recording material based on an ultrasonic wave transmitted from a transmitter and received by the receiver; a switching unit that switches destination of a reception signal from the receiver between a first path to the first detector and a second path to the second detector; and a controller that controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the first path at a first timing and to the second path at a second timing. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the second path at the first timing or to the first path at the second timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsunobu Mori, Yohei Suzuki, Seiji Hara, Yasuhisa Matsumoto, Junya Azami, Masafumi Monde, Hirotaka Shiomichi, Tatsuya Hotogi
  • Publication number: 20210311424
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a first detector detecting an operation sound based on a sound wave received by a receiver; a second detector detecting basis weight of recording material based on an ultrasonic wave transmitted from a transmitter and received by the receiver; a switching unit that switches destination of a reception signal from the receiver between a first path to the first detector and a second path to the second detector; and a controller that controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the first path at a first timing and to the second path at a second timing. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, the controller controls the switching unit such that the reception signal is output to the second path at the first timing or to the first path at the second timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Atsunobu Mori, Yohei Suzuki, Seiji Hara, Yasuhisa Matsumoto, Junya Azami, Masafumi Monde, Hirotaka Shiomichi, Tatsuya Hotogi
  • Publication number: 20210132535
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Junya Azami, Seiji Hara, Atsunobu Mori, Masafumi Monde, Tatsuya Hotogi, Hirotaka Shiomichi
  • Patent number: 10990054
    Abstract: An energization controlling portion selectively controls energization of a plurality of heat generating elements so that electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat a non-image heating region, through which an image formed on a recording material does not pass, among a plurality of heating regions of an image heating portion, is smaller than electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat an image heating region, through which the image passes, among the plurality of heating regions. When an abnormality detecting portion detects an abnormality in an image forming apparatus, the energization controlling portion increases the electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat the non-image heating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsunobu Mori
  • Publication number: 20210082796
    Abstract: The circuit board includes a plurality of bonding pads having a first bonding pad and a second bonding pad configured to supply a ground potential; a first ground wiring connected to the first bonding pad; a second ground wiring connected to the second bonding pad; and a first extension pad connected to the first ground wiring and a second extension pad connected to the second ground wiring, the first extension pad and the and second extension pad being provided in a different area from an area in which the plurality of bonding pads is provided, the first extension pad and the and second extension pad being connectable through a wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Hirotaka Shiomichi, Satoshi Akiyama, Atsunobu Mori
  • Patent number: 10928765
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Junya Azami, Seiji Hara, Atsunobu Mori, Masafumi Monde, Tatsuya Hotogi, Hirotaka Shiomichi
  • Patent number: 10838319
    Abstract: The scanning apparatus and the image forming apparatus include a semiconductor laser emitting laser light for forming an electrostatic latent image according to image data on a photosensitive drum, a rotary polygon mirror scanning the laser light emitted from the semiconductor laser by rotation, a horizontal synchronization sensor arranged in a non-image area, and outputting a signal in response to the laser light being emitted, and a CPU performing intermittent emission control that causes the semiconductor laser to be emitted in an area in which the laser light is emitted to the horizontal synchronization sensor based on a BD cycle, the CPU switches the intermittent emission control based on the BD signal by a time the rotary polygon mirror reaches a target rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsunobu Mori, Tatsuya Hotogi
  • Publication number: 20200310318
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a plurality of members for forming an image; a transmitting unit configured to transmit a sonic wave; a receiving unit configured to receive a first sonic wave that has been transmitted from the transmitting unit and has passed through a sheet and a second sonic wave that is generated from at least one of the plurality of members; a detection unit configured to detect information regarding a type or state of the sheet based on the first sonic wave; and a determination unit configured to determine a state of a member that has generated the second sonic wave based on the second sonic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Yohei Suzuki, Junya Azami, Seiji Hara, Atsunobu Mori, Masafumi Monde, Tatsuya Hotogi, Hirotaka Shiomichi
  • Publication number: 20200264547
    Abstract: An energization controlling portion selectively controls energization of a plurality of heat generating elements so that electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat a non-image heating region, through which an image formed on a recording material does not pass, among a plurality of heating regions of an image heating portion, is smaller than electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat an image heating region, through which the image passes, among the plurality of heating regions. When an abnormality detecting portion detects an abnormality in an image forming apparatus, the energization controlling portion increases the electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat the non-image heating region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Atsunobu Mori
  • Patent number: 10678177
    Abstract: An energization controlling portion selectively controls energization of a plurality of heat generating elements so that electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat a non-image heating region, through which an image formed on a recording material does not pass, among a plurality of heating regions of an image heating portion, is smaller than electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat an image heating region, through which the image passes, among the plurality of heating regions. When an abnormality detecting portion detects an abnormality in an image forming apparatus, the energization controlling portion increases the electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat the non-image heating region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsunobu Mori
  • Publication number: 20190354034
    Abstract: The scanning apparatus and the image forming apparatus include a semiconductor laser emitting laser light for forming an electrostatic latent image according to image data on a photosensitive drum, a rotary polygon mirror scanning the laser light emitted from the semiconductor laser by rotation, a horizontal synchronization sensor arranged in a non-image area, and outputting a signal in response to the laser light being emitted, and a CPU performing intermittent emission control that causes the semiconductor laser to be emitted in an area in which the laser light is emitted to the horizontal synchronization sensor based on a BD cycle, the CPU switches the intermittent emission control based on the BD signal by a time the rotary polygon mirror reaches a target rotation speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Atsunobu Mori, Tatsuya Hotogi
  • Publication number: 20190212686
    Abstract: An energization controlling portion selectively controls energization of a plurality of heat generating elements so that electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat a non-image heating region, through which an image formed on a recording material does not pass, among a plurality of heating regions of an image heating portion, is smaller than electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat an image heating region, through which the image passes, among the plurality of heating regions. When an abnormality detecting portion detects an abnormality in an image forming apparatus, the energization controlling portion increases the electric power to be supplied to the heat generating elements to heat the non-image heating region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Atsunobu Mori
  • Patent number: 10082666
    Abstract: A CPU is provided which controls a first light emission state in which a light source is controlled to emit a light beam to scan a full-scanning region and a second light emission state in which the light source is controlled to emit a light beam to scan a non-image region in a period from start of activation of a scanning motor to when the number of rotations of the scanning motor reaches a target number of rotations. The CPU acquires BD cycle values of BD signals generated by a main-scanning synchronization sensor, determines a second timing for changing from the first light emission state to the second light emission state on the basis of the two serial BD cycle values, and changes the semiconductor laser from the first light emission state to the second light emission state according to the second timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hotogi, Atsunobu Mori
  • Publication number: 20170363862
    Abstract: A CPU is provided which controls a first light emission state in which a light source is controlled to emit a light beam to scan a full-scanning region and a second light emission state in which the light source is controlled to emit a light beam to scan a non-image region in a period from start of activation of a scanning motor to when the number of rotations of the scanning motor reaches a target number of rotations. The CPU acquires BD cycle values of BD signals generated by a main-scanning synchronization sensor, determines a second timing for changing from the first light emission state to the second light emission state on the basis of the two serial BD cycle values, and changes the semiconductor laser from the first light emission state to the second light emission state according to the second timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Tatsuya Hotogi, Atsunobu Mori
  • Patent number: 9767395
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises: an image forming unit configured to form an image; an image scanning unit configured to scan an image; and a control unit configured to perform control of the image forming unit and the image scanning unit, wherein the control unit controls the image scanning unit to scan an original, controls the image forming unit to form an additional image on the original after the scanning of the original is completed, and controls the image forming unit to form, after the formation of the additional image on the original is completed, an image in which the original is copied based on image information of the original scanned by the image scanning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsunobu Mori
  • Publication number: 20160124362
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises: an image forming unit configured to form an image; an image scanning unit configured to scan an image; and a control unit configured to perform control of the image forming unit and the image scanning unit, wherein the control unit controls the image scanning unit to scan an original, controls the image forming unit to form an additional image on the original after the scanning of the original is completed, and controls the image forming unit to form, after the formation of the additional image on the original is completed, an image in which the original is copied based on image information of the original scanned by the image scanning unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Atsunobu Mori
  • Patent number: 9250215
    Abstract: An ultrasonic wave detection apparatus includes a transmission unit which transmits ultrasonic waves at a first frequency and a second frequency, a reception unit which receives ultrasonic waves transmitted from the transmission unit, and a control unit which causes the transmission unit to transmit ultrasonic waves at the first frequency and causes the reception unit to receive the first frequency ultrasonic waves to obtain a detection timing of a peak value of a n-th wave of the received first frequency ultrasonic waves, causes the transmission unit to transmit ultrasonic waves at the second frequency and causes the reception unit to receive the second frequency ultrasonic waves to obtain a detection timing of a peak value of a n-th wave of the received second frequency ultrasonic waves, and specifies ā€œnā€ of the n-th wave from which the peak value is detected based on a difference in the detection timings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsunobu Mori