Patents by Inventor Nobuyuki Tsukada

Nobuyuki Tsukada 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).

  • Patent number: 11265432
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding units, a detecting unit, a designating unit, and a control unit. The detecting unit detects a respective operation on each of the feeding units. The designating unit designates, in response to a user operation via a display, which of the feeding units is to be used for printing. The control unit executes, in response to a command to execute predetermined printing, a process based on a first feeding unit on which an operation has been last detected by the detecting unit and a second feeding unit designated by the designating unit. Based on that the first and second feeding units are different, the control unit displays, as the process, a predetermined screen on the display. Based on that the first and second feeding units are the same, the control unit executes, as the process, the predetermined printing on a second feeding unit fed sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20210044707
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a feeding units, a detecting unit, a designating unit, and a control unit. The detecting unit detects a respective operation on each of the feeding units. The designating unit designates, in response to a user operation via a display, which of the feeding units is to be used for printing. The control unit executes, in response to a command to execute predetermined printing, a process based on a first feeding unit on which an operation has been last detected by the detecting unit and a second feeding unit designated by the designating unit. Based on that the first and second feeding units are different, the control unit displays, as the process, a predetermined screen on the display. Based on that the first and second feeding units are the same, the control unit executes, as the process, the predetermined printing on a second feeding unit fed sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Patent number: 10638003
    Abstract: A printing apparatus performs printing using a plurality of sheets different in size. Stored instructions are executed to act as a display control unit displaying an operation guidance on a display unit for setting a sheet in a sheet tray, and a data acquiring unit acquiring regional information of the printing apparatus. When the data acquiring unit acquires regional information indicating a first region, the display control unit displays an operation guidance including content that notifies a user of a specific operation that is to be performed on the sheet tray so that it is able to hold a sheet having a first sheet size. When the data acquiring unit acquires regional information indicating a second region which is different from the first region, the display control unit displays an operation guidance not including the content that notifies a user of the specific operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tsukada, Yoshiyuki Hirai
  • Patent number: 10326901
    Abstract: To provide a sheet size determining apparatus capable of appropriately determining a sheet size. Specifically, a sheet size detection result is acquired by a sensor, and when there are a plurality of candidate sheet sizes corresponding to the acquired detection result, a sheet size is determined from the plurality of candidate sheet sizes in response to a setting of the operation device that indicates sheet sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20190052762
    Abstract: In a printing apparatus having different sheet setting methods depending on sheet sizes, a user needs to select a sheet size for displaying guidance that explains an appropriate sheet setting method. However, in the case of initial sheet setting after arrival, the user is unfamiliar with operation, and thus an appropriate sheet setting guidance should be displayed by preventing the user from making sheet size selection too much.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Tsukada, Yoshiyuki Hirai
  • Publication number: 20170257503
    Abstract: To provide a sheet size determining apparatus capable of appropriately determining a sheet size. Specifically, a sheet size detection result is acquired by a sensor, and when there are a plurality of candidate sheet sizes corresponding to the acquired detection result, a sheet size is determined from the plurality of candidate sheet sizes in response to a setting of the operation device that indicates sheet sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Patent number: 9552792
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select an image group from a plurality of image groups based on image information related to image data, and a display control unit configured to control a display to display images based on the plurality of pieces of image data. The display control unit controls the display to display a plurality of images such that images based on the plurality of pieces of image data are arranged in a predetermined order. When the selected image group is displayed, the display control unit controls the display to display images such that images are displayed in a displaying state in which at least one image included in the image group selected by the selection unit is displayed in a manner distinguishable from at least one image that is not included in the selected image group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20140085325
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select an image group from a plurality of image groups based on image information related to image data, and a display control unit configured to control a display to display images based on the plurality of pieces of image data. The display control unit controls the display to display a plurality of images such that images based on the plurality of pieces of image data are arranged in a predetermined order. When the selected image group is displayed, the display control unit controls the display to display images such that images are displayed in a displaying state in which at least one image included in the image group selected by the selection unit is displayed in a manner distinguishable from at least one image that is not included in the selected image group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Patent number: 8456686
    Abstract: According to this invention, the date range can be intuitively designated by designating up, down, left, and right directions, and images stored in a storage medium can be easily restricted to images which may be subjected to printing. In order to restrict images stored in a memory card on the basis of the date, a region for inputting the start date of the date range is displayed at the upper portion of a display window on a display device, and a region for inputting the end date is displayed at the lower portion. One of the regions is designated and selected with up and down direction keys. A date in the selected region is changed with left and right direction keys. Images having storage dates between the start date and the end date are decided as printing target candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Tetsuya Kawanabe, Nobuyuki Tsukada, Tatsuya Fukuda, Tomoaki Suga
  • Patent number: 8237943
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus prints a mark-sensing sheet containing a plurality of entry fields. The image processing apparatus reads the mark-sensing sheet, determines a marked entry field entered by a user among the plurality of entry fields of the mark-sensing sheet, and stores information indicating the determined result. When the image processing apparatus rereads the mark-sensing sheet, the image processing apparatus compares the marked entry field entered by the user and information stored in a memory, thereby detecting the marked entry field that the user additionally enters for revision before rereading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20120182579
    Abstract: According to this invention, the date range can be intuitively designated by designating up, down, left, and right directions, and images stored in a storage medium can be easily restricted to images which may be subjected to printing. In order to restrict images stored in a memory card on the basis of the date, a region for inputting the start date of the date range is displayed at the upper portion of a display window on a display device, and a region for inputting the end date is displayed at the lower portion. One of the regions is designated and selected with up and down direction keys. A date in the selected region is changed with left and right direction keys. Images having storage dates between the start date and the end date are decided as printing target candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Tetsuya Kawanabe, Nobuyuki Tsukada, Tatsuya Fukuda, Tomoaki Suga
  • Patent number: 8169650
    Abstract: According to this invention, the date range can be intuitively designated by designating up, down, left, and right directions, and images stored in a storage medium can be easily restricted to images which may be subjected to printing. In order to restrict images stored in a memory card on the basis of the date, a region for inputting the start date of the date range is displayed at the upper portion of a display window on a display device, and a region for inputting the end date is displayed at the lower portion. One of the regions is designated and selected with up and down direction keys. A date in the selected region is changed with left and right direction keys. Images having storage dates between the start date and the end date are decided as printing target candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Tetsuya Kawanabe, Nobuyuki Tsukada, Tatsuya Fukuda, Tomoaki Suga
  • Publication number: 20090244587
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus acquires latest date/time information out of date/time information stored in the storage medium when image files are stored in a storage medium which stores image files containing date/time information that indicates date and time when generated. The image processing apparatus stores an image, adding the acquired date/time information to the image files. The image processing apparatus, when image files stored in the storage medium are output in order of date and time, arranges images in the order in reference to date/time information later added to the image files, in addition to date/time information initially contained in image files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20090242622
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus prints a mark-sensing sheet containing a plurality of entry fields. The image processing apparatus reads the mark-sensing sheet, determines a marked entry field entered by a user among the plurality of entry fields of the mark-sensing sheet, and stores information indicating the determined result. When the image processing apparatus rereads the mark-sensing sheet, the image processing apparatus compares the marked entry field entered by the user and information stored in a memory, thereby detecting the marked entry field that the user additionally enters for revision before rereading.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20050270579
    Abstract: According to this invention, the date range can be intuitively designated by designating up, down, left, and right directions, and images stored in a storage medium can be easily restricted to images which may be subjected to printing. In order to restrict images stored in a memory card on the basis of the date, a region for inputting the start date of the date range is displayed at the upper portion of a display window on a display device, and a region for inputting the end date is displayed at the lower portion. One of the regions is designated and selected with up and down direction keys. A date in the selected region is changed with left and right direction keys. Images having storage dates between the start date and the end date are decided as printing target candidates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Hibi, Tetsuya Kawanabe, Nobuyuki Tsukada, Tatsuya Fukuda, Tomoaki Suga
  • Patent number: 6897976
    Abstract: Image data developed on print buffers can be read at consecutive or adjacent addresses and transferred to recording heads at high speed. An I/F DMA block transfers image data to DRAM at discrete addresses to develop the image data on DRAM. Thereafter, a head DMA block reads the image data in DRAM at addresses consecutive in a mount direction of the recording heads and transfers the read image data to the recording heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Souhei Tanaka, Masafumi Wataya, Noriyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Uemura, Nobuyuki Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20020140979
    Abstract: Image data developed on print buffers can be read at consecutive or adjacent addresses and transferred to recording heads at high speed. An I/F DMA block transfers image data to DRAM at discrete addresses to develop the image data on DRAM. Thereafter, a head DMA block reads the image data in DRAM at addresses consecutive in a mount direction of the recording heads and transfers the read image data to the recording heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 1999
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: SOUHEI TANAKA, MASAFUMI WATAYA, NORIYUKI SUZUKI, HIROSHI UEMURA, NOBUYUKI TSUKADA
  • Patent number: 6087878
    Abstract: An interface in accordance with IEEE 1284 has a signal output stage which is a totem pole circuit. The totem pole circuit may be damaged if its output signal line is left grounded for an extended period of time or if outputs are being delivered at both ends of the signal line. Drive by the totem pole circuit is limited to a case where a signal to be output is at a low level and to a length of time equivalent to, say, one clock period from the moment the signal makes a transition from the low to a high level. A high impedance is established at all other times during which the high level is in effect, with the high level being maintained by a pull-up resistor connected to the output signal line. As a result, the totem pole circuit will not be damaged even if the output line is grounded while at the high level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2000
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Noriyuki Suzuki, Sohei Tanaka, Masafumi Wataya, Hiroshi Uemura, Nobuyuki Tsukada