Patents by Inventor Taku Shinohara

Taku Shinohara 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: 20210120133
    Abstract: Exceeding a data bus limit is prevented by selecting a data transfer rate based on a color reading setting and other reading settings. An image processing apparatus including a reading unit configured to read a document, an image processing unit configured to process image data generated by reading the document with the reading unit, and a transfer unit configured to transfer the image data from the reading unit to the image processing unit further includes a reception unit configured to receive a color reading setting indicating whether the reading unit reads the document in color or monochrome and other reading settings and a selection unit configured to select an image data transfer rate of the transfer unit based on the color reading setting and the other reading setting received by the reception unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20210044714
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus capable of performing a plurality of pieces of image processing including scan processing of a document in parallel with a scanner unit. In the scan processing, when the document is conveyed, the scanner unit receives a first instruction for setting a transfer rate and sets the transfer rate based on the first instruction, and when the image data is transferred, the scanner unit receives a second instruction for setting the transfer rate. When the transfer rate indicated by the first instruction and the transfer rate indicated by the second instruction are different, the image data is transmitted after changing the transfer rate, based on the second instruction. When the transfer rate indicated by the first instruction and the transfer rate indicated by the second instruction are identical, the image data is transmitted without changing the transfer rate set based on the first instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10642210
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus executes an image forming operation adequately while reducing a cumbersome work of a user of setting the sheet size. A processor of the image forming apparatus controls an image forming portion to form the image on the sheet even if the sheet size included in an image forming job is inconsistent with the sheet size stored in a storage portion. In such a mode, the processor controls a notification portion so as to give notification when a size detection portion detects one of regular sheet sizes and where the sheet size included in the image forming job is inconsistent with the detected sheet size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Taku Shinohara, Yuichiro Shibuya, Masaki Kawanishi
  • Publication number: 20200021706
    Abstract: A multifunction apparatus that is capable of executing a scan job and another image process in parallel without lowering a reading speed of a scanner unit. A reading unit reads a document according to an execution instruction for a predetermined image process. An image processing unit applies the predetermined image process to image data obtained by the reading unit. A clock controller controls an image transfer clock for transferring the image data to the image processing unit from the reading unit. The clock controller sets a frequency of the image transfer clock to a predetermined frequency in a case where the predetermined image process is executed independently. And the clock controller sets the frequency of the image transfer clock to a frequency lower than the predetermined frequency in a case where the predetermined image process is executed in parallel with another image process that differs from the predetermined image process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Taku Shinohara, Takaaki Shinkawa, Keita Hidaka
  • Patent number: 10412258
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor to execute one of a plurality of modes. In a first mode the processor controls an image forming portion to form an image on the sheet only if a sheet type included in an image forming job is consistent with the sheet type stored in a storage portion, and in a second mode the processor controls image formation even if the sheet type is inconsistent with the stored sheet type. In a third mode the processor displays the type setting screen on the display at a time when the sheet is supported on the sheet support portion. In a condition in which the processor is set in the third mode, the display is controlled so as not to display the type setting screen at the time the sheet is supported on the sheet support portion in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichiro Shibuya, Taku Shinohara, Yasuhiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10356253
    Abstract: In an image reading system that includes an information processing apparatus and an image reading apparatus which can communicate with the information processing apparatus, the image reading apparatus receives, from the information processing apparatus, a scan job and causes a reader to read a document in response to a user instruction, transmits an execution status of the scan job to the information processing apparatus, and transmits the image data obtained by the reading to the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus transmits the scan job, makes a request to the image reading apparatus to obtain the image data of the document based on the execution status of the scan job, and receives the image data from the image reading apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20190018631
    Abstract: In a case where the printing of a plurality of copies based on an original image is to be executed by causing a feeding stage which is set for each of the plurality of copies to perform feeding, a feed operation is controlled so as to stop feeding from a feeding stage which serves as a feed target when a sheet attribute designated in a job and a sheet attribute set in the feeding stage are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20180183949
    Abstract: In an image reading system that includes an information processing apparatus and an image reading apparatus which can communicate with the information processing apparatus, the image reading apparatus receives, from the information processing apparatus, a scan job and causes a reader to read a document in response to a user instruction, transmits an execution status of the scan job to the information processing apparatus, and transmits the image data obtained by the reading to the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus transmits the scan job, makes a request to the image reading apparatus to obtain the image data of the document based on the execution status of the scan job, and receives the image data from the image reading apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20180115676
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a processor configured to execute a second mode that the processor is capable of controlling an image forming portion to form the image on the sheet even if a sheet attribute included in an image forming job is inconsistent with a sheet attribute stored in a storage portion, and a third mode that the processor displays an attribute setting screen on a display based on that the sheet is supported on a sheet support portion. The processor controls, in a condition in which the processor is set in the third mode, the display so as not to display the attribute setting screen even if the sheet is supported on the sheet support portion in the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Yuichiro Shibuya, Taku Shinohara, Yasuhiro Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20180107146
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an image forming apparatus configured to execute an image forming operation adequately while reducing a cumbersome work of a user of setting the sheet size. A processor of the image forming apparatus configured to execute a mode where the processor controls an image forming portion to form the image on the sheet even if the sheet size included in an image forming job is inconsistent with the sheet size stored in a storage portion. In such a mode, the processor controls a notification portion so as to give notification in a case where a size detection portion detects one of regular sheet sizes and where the sheet size included in the image forming job is inconsistent with the sheet size detected by the size detection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Taku Shinohara, Yuichiro Shibuya, Masaki Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 9906684
    Abstract: When a reading operation in a magnification setting is performed, an image at a position intended by a user can be magnified and output, and an output product intended by the user can be provided in a similar manner in either case of a regular size mode and an adjustable size mode while an efficient memory use is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9742221
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a power supply unit that wirelessly supplies power to a power reception device, a reception unit that receives an interrupt request from a second power reception device during power supply to a first power reception device by the power supply unit, a determination unit that determines whether the interrupt of the second power reception device is to be permitted, and a power supply control unit that stops the power supply to the first power reception device and starts power supply to the second power reception device when the determination unit has determined that the interrupt is to be permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20160381246
    Abstract: When a reading operation in a magnification setting is performed, an image at a position intended by a user can be magnified and output, and an output product intended by the user can be provided in a similar manner in either case of a regular size mode and an adjustable size mode while an efficient memory use is realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20140319922
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a power supply unit that wirelessly supplies power to a power reception device, a reception unit that receives an interrupt request from a second power reception device during power supply to a first power reception device by the power supply unit, a determination unit that determines whether the interrupt of the second power reception device is to be permitted, and a power supply control unit that stops the power supply to the first power reception device and starts power supply to the second power reception device when the determination unit has determined that the interrupt is to be permitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taku Shinohara