Patents by Inventor Takehito Utsunomiya

Takehito Utsunomiya 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: 9965180
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first control unit configured to control an operation to be performed by the information processing apparatus and a second control unit configured to control an operation of an operation unit equipped with a display device. The first control unit generates first graphic data corresponding to a screen to be displayed by the display device. The second control unit generates second graphic data corresponding to a software key. Further, the information processing apparatus combines the first graphic data with the second graphic data to form composite graphic data and causes the display device to display the composite graphic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 9485377
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a first power state and a second power state, which is lower in power consumption than the first power state, includes a detection unit in which a plurality of elements for detecting an object are arranged, and a control unit configured to acquire a detection result from part of the plurality of elements and to determine whether a person is present in a detection range of the detection unit, and in a case where it is determined that a person is present in the detection range, to acquire a detection result from part of the plurality of elements of the detection unit and to determine whether to shift the image forming apparatus from the second power state to the first power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20160316079
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first control unit configured to control an operation to be performed by the information processing apparatus and a second control unit configured to control an operation of an operation unit equipped with a display device. The first control unit generates first graphic data corresponding to a screen to be displayed by the display device. The second control unit generates second graphic data corresponding to a software key. Further, the information processing apparatus combines the first graphic data with the second graphic data to form composite graphic data and causes the display device to display the composite graphic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20160021272
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus having a first power state and a second power state, which is lower in power consumption than the first power state, includes a detection unit in which a plurality of elements for detecting an object are arranged, and a control unit configured to acquire a detection result from part of the plurality of elements and to determine whether a person is present in a detection range of the detection unit, and in a case where it is determined that a person is present in the detection range, to acquire a detection result from part of the plurality of elements of the detection unit and to determine whether to shift the image forming apparatus from the second power state to the first power state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8947749
    Abstract: A method includes reading an image of a document obtained by a reading unit exposing the document to light with an exposure unit, causing the reading unit to perform first reading processing for reading first information obtained by causing the exposure unit to perform exposure with a first light amount, and second reading processing for reading second information obtained by causing the exposure unit to perform exposure with a second light amount that is smaller than the first light amount while no document is placed at a reading position of the reading unit, and detecting a foreign matter existing at the reading position according to a difference between the first and second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8934114
    Abstract: An image reading unit configured to rotate and read a front and a back of a document may deviate from an original reading position due to aged deterioration or an external physical impact and become incapable of reading an image accurately. An image processing apparatus rotates an image reading unit including a sensor in units of predetermined angles to read a white reference member, acquires luminance information about the white reference member at the respective predetermined angles of rotation, determines an angle at which the luminance information is greater than other pieces of the luminance information among a plurality of pieces of the acquired luminance information at the respective predetermined angles, and rotates the image reading unit based on the determined angle to correct a reference position of the image reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8928951
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire luminance information of a white reference member by reading the white reference member with an image reading unit including a sensor while rotating the image reading unit in units of a predetermined angle, and a correction unit configured to correct the luminance information acquired by the acquisition unit using a correction coefficient predetermined for each rotation angle of the image reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8749827
    Abstract: When a web server generates a preview screen, the web server transmits conversion information (e.g., an image size) for generating a preview image to a multifunction peripheral (MFP). The MFP generates converted image data using the conversion information, and transmits the converted image data to a web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20130335788
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire luminance information of a white reference member by reading the white reference member with an image reading unit including a sensor while rotating the image reading unit in units of a predetermined angle, and a correction unit configured to correct the luminance information acquired by the acquisition unit using a correction coefficient predetermined for each rotation angle of the image reading unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20130335754
    Abstract: An image reading unit configured to rotate and read a front and a back of a document may deviate from an original reading position due to aged deterioration or an external physical impact and become incapable of reading an image accurately. An image processing apparatus rotates an image reading unit including a sensor in units of predetermined angles to read a white reference member, acquires luminance information about the white reference member at the respective predetermined angles of rotation, determines an angle at which the luminance information is greater than other pieces of the luminance information among a plurality of pieces of the acquired luminance information at the respective predetermined angles, and rotates the image reading unit based on the determined angle to correct a reference position of the image reading unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8352763
    Abstract: Provided is technology for enabling power saving control that allows a change of control content according to a user selection in a power control system that saves power consumed by an information processing apparatus. The power control system of the present invention include an image processing apparatus 102 as an example of the information processing apparatus and a power consumption management apparatus 106 that manages the amount of power consumption of the image processing apparatus 102. The image processing apparatus 102, in power saving control based on a control mode according to the amount of power consumption, if execution of a job instructed by a user is restricted depending on a power saving setting received from the power consumption management apparatus 106, changes control content of the control mode to content that has been determined as a substitution for the control content for allowing the job to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ryotaro Imine, Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 8274699
    Abstract: A color image forming apparatus is provided that forms an image by correcting registration shifts during an image forming process by using image data and which prevents toner from being blown away and scattered during a fixing process by thinning pixels without making an erroneous decision. When multivalued color image is binarized, the threshold is corrected by using information on grayscale level correction. Further, when trailing phenomenon prevention operation is performed on the binarized image data, the patterns to be used for pattern matching are changed and selected according to whether the subscan direction line shifting point lies within the reference window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Hirose, Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20120218598
    Abstract: When a web server generates a preview screen, the web server transmits conversion information (e.g., an image size) for generating a preview image to a multifunction peripheral (MFP). The MFP generates converted image data using the conversion information, and transmits the converted image data to a web server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20110213996
    Abstract: Provided is technology for enabling power saving control that allows a change of control content according to a user selection in a power control system that saves power consumed by an information processing apparatus. The power control system of the present invention include an image processing apparatus 102 as an example of the information processing apparatus and a power consumption management apparatus 106 that manages the amount of power consumption of the image processing apparatus 102. The image processing apparatus 102, in power saving control based on a control mode according to the amount of power consumption, if execution of a job instructed by a user is restricted depending on a power saving setting received from the power consumption management apparatus 106, changes control content of the control mode to content that has been determined as a substitution for the control content for allowing the job to be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryotaro Imine, Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20110149357
    Abstract: A method includes reading an image of a document obtained by a reading unit exposing the document to light with an exposure unit, causing the reading unit to perform first reading processing for reading first information obtained by causing the exposure unit to perform exposure with a first light amount, and second reading processing for reading second information obtained by causing the exposure unit to perform exposure with a second light amount that is smaller than the first light amount while no document is placed at a reading position of the reading unit, and detecting a foreign matter existing at the reading position according to a difference between the first and second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20110141504
    Abstract: An image reading device which corrects images read from respective first and second sides of an original without increasing the total circuit size. A scanner unit (image reading device) reads an image on a front surface of an original by a front-side reading section and reads an image on a back-side of the original by a back-side reading section in a single feeding operation. The scanner unit detects a skew angle of the original read by the front-side reading section, with respect to the front-side reading section, and corrects image data read by the front-side reading section and image data read by the back-side reading section, according to the detected skew angle of the original.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takehito UTSUNOMIYA
  • Patent number: 7916366
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus which is capable of suppressing occurrence of color moire. A second storage unit stores image data associated with at least two colors. A controller reads out the stored color-specific image data while designating a reading position in a sub scanning direction of the image data. A transfer unit transfers a color image onto a recording medium based on the read-out image data of each color. An image processing unit corrects the reading position in the sub scanning direction of the image data of each color according to profile data of each color defined based on position curve information in the main scanning direction of the transfer unit, when the controller reads out the image data. The controller regenerates the profile data if at least two pieces of the profile data satisfy a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 7864199
    Abstract: In an MFP having a displaying unit smaller than that of a PC, it is very difficult to select an editing target from a plurality of objects. To accomplish this, an image containing a plurality of objects is displayed. Objects corresponding to a position designated on the displayed image are extracted (S3). Individual images corresponding to the extracted objects are laid out and displayed (S6). One of the individual images which are laid out and displayed is selected (S7). Image processing is executed for the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takehito Utsunomiya, Masakazu Kitora
  • Publication number: 20090207430
    Abstract: A color image forming apparatus is provided that forms an image by correcting registration shifts during an image forming process by using image data and which prevents toner from being blown away and scattered during a fixing process by thinning pixels without making an erroneous decision. When multivalued color image is binarized, the threshold is corrected by using information on grayscale level correction. Further, when trailing phenomenon prevention operation is performed on the binarized image data, the patterns to be used for pattern matching are changed and selected according to whether the subscan direction line shifting point lies within the reference window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideki Hirose, Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Publication number: 20090141319
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image forming device that realizes accurate image forming positioning at a desired position without any complex operation about the image forming position by firmware in the image forming device that can involve the unevenness or mounting position difference of lenses of a deflection scanning device. The image forming device obtains the amount of shift in a subscanning direction of image forming from the image forming position of the image data in the main scanning direction and from the curve correction information, adds dummy data by the number of lines of shifting the reading position of the image data at the image forming start position in accordance with the amount of shift obtained, and delivers the dummy data added and the image data to an image forming component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehito Utsunomiya, Hideki Hirose