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Recent patent applications related to Canon Kabushiki Kaisha. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, we're just tracking patents.

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 new patent  Image-capturing apparatus and control method therefor

The image-capturing apparatus includes an image sensor configured to capture an object image formed by an image-capturing optical system, a focus detector configured to produce a focus state of the image-capturing optical system to produce focus detection information, a first acquirer configured to acquire a first correction value relating to the image-capturing optical system, and a second acquirer configured to acquire a second correction value relating to the image sensor. The apparatus further includes a controller configured to perform focus control using the focus detection information corrected with the first and second correction values.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and moving object

An imaging apparatus includes first and second substrates respectively including first pixels and second pixels arranged thereon. The first pixels each includes a first photoelectric conversion unit and a first transistor configured to output a first signal based on a charge generated in the first photoelectric conversion unit. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Imaging apparatus and control method

An imaging apparatus is provided that includes a correction unit configured to optically correct image shake by moving a lens or an imaging element; a first detector configured to detect an angular velocity of the imaging apparatus; a second detector configured to detect a motion vector from a captured image; a calculator configured to calculate an object angular velocity on the basis of the angular velocity of imaging apparatus and the motion vector; a third detection unit configured to detect a cycle of a motion of the object on the basis of the object angular velocity; and a processor configured to detect a cycle of a motion of the object on the basis of the object angular velocity and set an exposure timing at the time of panning on the basis of the cycle of the motion of the object and correct image shake of the object by driving the correction unit.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Image processing apparatus, image processing apparatus control method, image pickup apparatus, and image pickup apparatus control method

An image processing apparatus including an acquiring unit configured to acquire an image signal of a plurality of images obtained by picking up an object image that is formed by a photographing optical system; a determining unit configured to determine a defocus amount of the object image by using the image signal of the plurality of images; and a conversion unit configured to perform, on the defocus amount, gradation conversion that has at least one conversion characteristic out of a plurality of different conversion characteristics, and to output information that is based on the defocus amount converted by the gradation conversion.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Image capturing apparatus, image capturing system, control method of image capturing apparatus, and computer readable storage medium

An image capturing apparatus includes: an encoding unit configured to perform encoding processing on an image output from an image capturing unit for obtaining an image; a communication unit configured to receive designation of a resolution of the encoding unit from an information processing apparatus; an obtaining unit configured to obtain a resolution which is associated with the resolution set for the image capturing unit, and is settable for the encoding unit; a determination unit configured to determine whether the designated resolution is the resolution obtained by the obtaining unit and settable for the encoding unit; and a transmission unit configured to transmit an error response to the information processing apparatus, if the determination unit determines that the designated resolution is not the resolution obtained by the obtaining unit and settable for the encoding unit.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Image forming apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

An image forming apparatus that performs authentication of a user by a login program that operates on firmware and that, upon detection an abnormality of the login program, restricts execution of a job without causing the login program to terminate, and, while execution of the job is being restricted, controls to enable reception of an operation for disabling the login program via a reception unit for receiving an operation by a user via an operation unit, and, in accordance with the operation for disabling, causes the restricted job to be executed.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Image sensor unit, paper sheet distinguishing apparatus, and image reading apparatus

An image sensor unit includes: multiple first light guides that shape light emitted by light sources into a line and emit linear light elongated in longitudinal direction to an object to be read (p); multiple holding members that hold each of the first light guides on a frame; and an image sensor that detects light from the object to be read (p). The multiple first light guides are parallel, and in a range in which the image sensor detects the light from the object to be read (p) in the longitudinal direction of the first light guides, center positions in the main-scan direction of the multiple holding members that hold one first light guide of the multiple light guides and center positions in the main-scan direction of the multiple holding members that hold another light guide different from the one first light guide deviate from each other.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, storage medium, and control method

A control method for an information processing apparatus, the control method comprising: receiving, from a first external apparatus which belongs to a different subnet of a network than the subnet of the information processing apparatus, specific information for discovering the first external apparatus using a first communication unit; accepting an instruction from a user for searching for external apparatuses; discovering, in response to accepting the instruction and receiving the specific information before accepting the instruction, one or a plurality of external apparatuses by using the specific information, wherein the discovered external apparatuses includes the first external apparatus; displaying a list of information related to the discovered external apparatus(es); and communicating, using a second communication unit, with a selected external apparatus that a user has selected from the list.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium

An image forming apparatus capable of running a predetermined application program on a firmware, which includes an operation unit, a memory configured to accept a user operation via the operation unit and store a user interface program which initializes display of the operation unit in accordance with an elapse of predetermined time, and a notifying unit configured to notify the firmware and the user interface program when the user operation via the operation unit is accepted, in which while the predetermined application program is running, the notifying unit notifies the application program of operation information based on the user operation via the firmware so that the user interface program does not initialize the display of the operation unit in accordance with the elapse of the predetermined time, and the notifying unit notifies the user interface program of predetermined notification which is not based on the user operation at predetermined timing.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, control method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus capable of running monitoring software configured to execute monitoring processing for monitoring a printer driver executes at least either one of first processing and second processing by using the monitoring software, the first processing including, if installation processing of the printer driver occurs, obtaining information about an image processing apparatus corresponding to the installed printer driver from the image processing apparatus, the second processing including, if uninstallation processing of the printer driver occurs, deleting a file related to the uninstalled printer driver.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Power supply apparatus and image forming apparatus

The power supply apparatus includes a detecting unit that has a first detecting device, a second detecting device and a third detecting device, detects a current flowing into the primary winding, and outputs a voltage corresponding to the current, and a control unit that controls a switching operation of the switching element, an output voltage which the detecting unit outputs to the control unit includes a first output voltage at which the control unit stops an operation of the switching element at a time of the second state, a second output voltage at which the control unit stops the operation of the switching element at a time of the first state, a third output voltage at which the second detecting device is brought into a conducting state, and a fourth output voltage at which the third detecting device is brought into a conducting state.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Image reading method, image reading apparatus, and storage medium

An image reading method has a first moving step, a first determining step and a second determining step. In the first moving step, the reading head moves to a detection position by a predetermined distance from a position, at which a first document is detected, while the reading head does not perform any reading processing. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Information processing apparatus and method of controlling the same

An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires information regarding image quality of an image, an arrangement unit that arranges the image on one or a plurality of pages, a comparison unit that compares the information regarding image quality of a plurality of the images arranged on the pages, for each page, and a notification unit that performs notification, if there is a difference in the image quality of the plurality of the images arranged on the pages as a result of the comparison.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

 new patent  Portable terminal performing a printer search by using bluetooth

A portable terminal performs a printer search using bluetooth®. In a case where communication different from bluetooth® communication can be performed between the portable terminal and a particular printer, he portable terminal displays those printing apparatuses found by the search that are able to communicate via a different communication. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180145967

 new patent  Authorization server, non-transitory computer-readable medium, and authority delegating system

An authorization server, comprises: receiving from a client an authorization request in which a scope group, with which one or a plurality of scopes that define an extent for using a web service are associated, is designated; presenting to a user, in a case where one or more scopes among the one or a plurality of scopes associated with the scope group are included in an extent of an authority that the user has, a screen for accepting an authorization operation corresponding to the authorization request; issuing to the client, in accordance with accepting the authorization operation of the user corresponding to the authorization request via the screen, authorization information relating to the scope group; and issuing, in accordance with accepting an authorization token request based on the issued authorization information, an authorization token corresponding to the scope group.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180145944

 new patent  Communication device, control method of communication device, and storage medium

When a communication device obtains an ip address from a dhcp server at the time of detecting link-up, an ip address of the communication device is changed before and after the link-up. When link-up is detected, the communication device determines whether or not it is necessary to obtain an ip address from the dhcp server again. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180145729

 new patent  Communication apparatus capable of communicating with external apparatus, control method, and recording medium

A communication apparatus includes a communication unit that communicates with an image capturing apparatus, a tele button, a wide button, and a control unit that, in a case where an operation on the tele button is received, controls the communication unit to transmit information for driving a lens of the image capturing apparatus toward a telephoto side to the image capturing apparatus, and that, in a case where an operation on the wide button is received, controls the communication unit to transmit information for driving the lens of the image capturing apparatus toward a wide side to the image capturing apparatus. In a case where both the tele button and the wide button are simultaneously operated, the control unit controls the communication unit to transmit data for performing pairing with the image capturing apparatus in response to receipt of data transmitted from the image capturing apparatus.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180145583

 new patent  Power supply apparatus and image forming apparatus

The power supply apparatus includes a control unit configured to determine a stand-by time period from making a connection of a switch unit to subjecting a second voltage conversion unit to activation according to an input voltage of the alternating current power supply detected by a voltage detection unit.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180145181

 new patent  Bottom gate type thin film transistor, method of manufacturing the same, and display apparatus

Provided is a bottom gate type thin film transistor including on a substrate (1) a gate electrode (2), a first insulating film (3) as a gate insulating film, an oxide semiconductor layer (4) as a channel layer, a second insulating film (5) as a protective layer, a source electrode (6), and a drain electrode (7), in which the oxide semiconductor layer (4) includes an oxide including at least one selected from the group consisting of in, zn, and sn, and the second insulating film (5) includes an amorphous oxide insulator formed so as to be in contact with the oxide semiconductor layer (4) and contains therein 3.8×1019 molecules/cm3 or more of a desorbed gas observed as oxygen by temperature programmed desorption mass spectrometry.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180145108

 new patent  Solid-state image pickup device

A solid-state image pickup device is provided which can inhibit degradation of image quality which may occur when a global electronic shutter operation is performed. A gate drive line for a first transistor of gate drive lines for pixel transistors is positioned in proximity to a converting unit.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144693

 new patent  Image display apparatus, image output apparatus, and control methods thereof

An image display apparatus according to the present invention includes: a display unit configured to display a moving image based on input moving image data; a determining unit configured to determine whether or not a specific reproduction operation related to a reproduction method of the moving image data has been performed; and a control unit configured to control display by the display unit so that display of a moving image of which brightness is higher than a first threshold is suppressed in a case where the specific reproduction operation has been performed.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144512

 new patent  Image generating apparatus and control method therefor

An image generating apparatus comprises an information acquiring unit that acquires request information including information representing a viewing time and information representing image qualities; a control unit that sets the image qualities to the image qualities specified by the request information when the plurality of images can be generated with the image qualities specified by the request information before the viewing time passes, and sets the image qualities by changing the image qualities from the image qualities specified by the request information, otherwise; and a generating unit that generates the plurality of images with the image qualities set by the control unit.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144497

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, method, and program

In order to shorten the time required for a setting operation of features, an information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire features used for deriving a positional attitude of an imaging device from an image captured by the imaging device, a setting unit configured to set a plurality of partial regions included in the image as a plurality of candidate regions to which a feature is to be added, an evaluation unit configured to evaluate the plurality of set candidate regions, a determination unit configured to determine a position and/or an orientation of a feature to be newly added based on the plurality of evaluated candidate regions, and an output unit configured to output the determined position and/or the orientation.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144485

 new patent  Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

One or more motion vectors is specified in ascending order of a difference between a pixel value at a position c in i1 [lv] and a pixel value at a position separated, in accordance with a corresponding motion vector, from the position c in i2 [lv] among motion vectors at a plurality of positions with reference to the position c in flow′ [lv+1]. A flow [lv] is generated using flow″[lv+1] including, as an element at the position c, one motion vector based on the one or more motion vectors, i1 [lv], and i2 [lv].. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144452

 new patent  Image processing circuit with multipliers allocated based on filter coefficients

An image processing circuit executes filter processing using a filter with respect to image data. The image processing circuit includes a supply unit and a plurality of multipliers. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144447

 new patent  Image processing apparatus and method for generating high quality image

An image processing apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of images each capturing an identical target and having a different attribute; a derivation unit configured to derive features from the plurality of images, using a first neural network; an integration unit configured to integrate the features derived from the plurality of images; and a generation unit configured to generate a higher quality image than the plurality of images from the feature integrated by the integration unit, using a second neural network.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144210

 new patent  Information-processing apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

An information-processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a predetermined item as image information from an image file; a comparison unit configured to compare the image information with text data relating to the image file; and a notification unit configured to perform a notification in a case where a result of the comparison indicates a mismatch between the image information and the text data.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144206

 new patent  Setting apparatus, setting method, and storage medium

A setting apparatus which sets a detection region for a detection process of detecting a change of an image within a detection region corresponding to an object of detection inputs a first image in which the object of detection is present and a second image in which the object of detection is not present and determines the detection region from the first image and the second image such that the detection process may be performed on a detection region of a third image.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180144198

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires a number of objects included in a queue as a group of objects and an estimation unit that executes estimation processing of estimating a waiting time of the queue based on the acquired number of objects included in the queue and history information relating to a number of objects having moved out of the queue, where the estimation unit executes the estimation processing based on a previous estimated waiting time.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143790

 new patent  Image forming apparatus, control method of image forming apparatus, and storage medium

In hold printing, it is possible to notify a user of whether a held print job is incorrect before starting printing. An image forming apparatus capable of performing hold printing, the apparatus comprising: a controller being configured to act as: an analysis unit configured to analyze print data of a held print job; a display unit configured to display a job selection screen on a display device, wherein the job selection screen includes one or more held print jobs at least including the held print job; and a receiving unit configured to receive a selection of the held print job and a print instruction for the selected held print job, via the job selection screen from the user, wherein the display unit is further configured to display, in the job selection screen, error information in association with the held print job, based on the analysis of the analysis unit.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143724

 new patent  Information processing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus having a touch panel display includes a first detection unit configured to detect that an object touches the touch panel display, and a second detection unit configured to detect that the object touches an area of a display item on the touch panel display and then detect that the object moves outside the area of the display item while touching the touch panel display. When the display item is in a flick or drag operation detectable area, the information processing apparatus performs control not to carry out processing associated with the display item in response to the detection by the second detection unit.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143584

 new patent  Development device, process cartridge, and image forming apparatus

There are demands for stable connections of contact points between a process cartridge, including a development device, and an image forming device. A development contact point, a first contact point, and a second contact point are disposed in this order on the inside in a perpendicular direction with respect to an insertion direction in which a development device is inserted into an image forming apparatus.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143579

 new patent  Driving device and image forming apparatus

A driving device includes a motor including a shaft portion provided with a gear portion; a side plate provided with a first hole through which the motor engages with the side plate and a second hole connecting with the first hole; a gear configured to engage with the gear portion provided on the shaft portion when the motor is fixed in the first hole, so as to be rotatable through transmission of a driving force from the motor; and a flexible cover member configured to cover the second hole, wherein the cover member contacts the shaft portion of the motor when the shaft portion of the motor is inserted into the second hole.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143574

 new patent  Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member including a photosensitive layer and a protective layer provided outside the photosensitive layer; a charging member configured to electrically charge the photosensitive member; an exposure device configured to expose, to light, the photosensitive member charged by the charging member; a detecting member configured to detect a surface potential of the photosensitive member; and an output portion configured to output information on a lifetime of the photosensitive member. The output portion outputs the information on the basis of an exposure amount with which the photosensitive member charged is exposed to light and a detection result of the surface potentials of the photosensitive member by the detecting member before and after the photosensitive member is exposed to the light with the exposure amount.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143573

 new patent  Image forming apparatus

In a first image formation mode, an image is formed with a first development contrast c1 and a specific dot pattern is formed with a second development contrast c2, which is lower than the first development contrast c1; in a second image formation mode, an image is formed with a third development contrast c3 and a specific dot pattern is formed with a fourth development contrast c4, which is lower than the third development contrast c3; and when Δc1 (=c2/c1) denotes a ratio between the second development contrast c2 and the first development contrast c1, and Δc2 (=c4/c3) denotes a ratio between the fourth development contrast c4 and the third development contrast c3, Δc2<Δc1 is satisfied.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143569

 new patent  Remanufacturing method of developer accommodating unit

Provided is a remanufacturing method of a developer accommodating unit including a flexible container provided with an opening and configured to accommodate developer, and a frame member configured to accommodate the flexible container. The remanufacturing method includes refilling the developer into the flexible container.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143566

 new patent  Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member; a developing device developing an electrostatic image formed on the image bearing member with a developer; a replenishing portion replenishing the developer to the developing device; a replenishment port disposed in the developing device and receiving the developer replenished from the replenishing portion; a shutter member disposed in the developing device and opening and closing the replenishment port; a separate/approach mechanism moving the developing device to a first position for forming an image and to a second position farther than the first position from the image bearing member; and a moving mechanism moving the shutter member from a closed position to an opened position in conjunction with a movement of the developing device by the separate/approach mechanism, the shutter member blocking the replenishment port at the closed position, and the shutter member releasing the replenishment port at the opened position.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143564

 new patent  Manufacturing method for developer container, developer container, developing apparatus, and process cartridge

A developer container is manufactured in which, in molding, a recess is disposed in an area in which a confluence in which first resin poured from a first inlet and second resin poured from a second inlet merge is formed.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143561

 new patent  Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive member, a corona charger including a discharging electrode and a grid electrode having a surface layer containing a carbon atom as a main component and configured to electrically charge the photosensitive member under application of a voltage to the discharging electrode and the grid electrode, and an output portion configured to output information on a lifetime of the grid electrode. The output portion outputs the information on the basis of an index value of an amount of use of the grid electrode correlating with a product of a value of a grid current flowing through the grid electrode and a time of flowing of the grid current through the grid electrode.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143559

 new patent  Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus including a controller, which starts rotation of a rotary polygon mirror when a predetermined condition is satisfied, rotates the rotary polygon mirror at a predetermined rotation speed based on a first pulse in a first state in which light beams are not emitted from a light source, thereafter starts emission of the light beams, switches a rotation control based on the first pulse to a rotation control based on the second pulse, and rotates the rotary polygon mirror at the predetermined rotation speed based on the second pulse in a second state in which the light beams are emitted from the light source, and thereafter detects a temperature of a drive circuit board by a temperature detector, and corrects color misregistration using a detected temperature of the temperature detector and the detection result of a pattern detector.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143547

 new patent  Method for producing toner

A method for producing a toner includes a step (1) of forming resin microparticles in an aqueous medium in the presence of a surfactant, a step (2) of aggregating the resin microparticles to form aggregated particles, and a step (3) of heating and the aggregated particles and allowing the aggregated particles to coalesce to form toner particles, in which a resin component in the resin microparticles contains an olefinic copolymer and resin a, the resin a has an acid value of 1 mgkoh/g or more and 50 mgkoh/g or less, the resin a has a sp value of 19.0 (j/cm3)0.5 or more and 21.0 (j/cm3)0.5 or less, and the resin component has an olefinic copolymer content of 50% by mass or more with respect to the total mass of the resin component.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143546

 new patent  Method for producing curable liquid developer

A method for producing a curable liquid developer including a toner particle including a colorant and a binder resin, a dispersant, and an insulating liquid (a) which does not dissolve the binder resin, the method including a step (1) of preparing a liquid mixture including the colorant, the binder resin, the insulating liquid (a), a solvent (b) which dissolves the binder resin, and the dispersant which is soluble in both the insulating liquid (a) and the solvent (b), and a step (2) of distilling off the solvent (b), wherein the insulating liquid (a) includes a monomer having a polymerizable functional group, and a molar average number of functional groups, a molar average sp value and an average molecular weight of the insulating liquid (a) are in specific range.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143543

 new patent  Exposure apparatus and method of manufacturing article

The present invention provides an exposure apparatus that exposes a substrate via a projection optical system, the apparatus including a supply unit including a first channel to which a first gas containing air is supplied, a second channel to which a second gas higher in oxygen concentration than the first gas is supplied, and a third channel to which a third gas lower in oxygen concentration than the first gas is supplied, and configured to generate a mixture gas by using at least two of the first gas, the second gas, and the third gas, and supply the mixture gas to a space between the substrate and the projection optical system.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143542

 new patent  Exposure apparatus, exposure method, and method of manufacturing article

The present invention provides an exposure apparatus which exposes a substrate, comprising a measurement unit configured to measure a height of the substrate at each of a plurality of measurement points, and a control unit configured to control the height of the substrate based on measurement results obtained by the measurement unit, and control an operation to arrange a shot region of the substrate in a first position and expose the shot region, wherein the shot region includes a plurality of partial regions, and the control unit causes the measurement unit to measure the height of the substrate by arranging the shot region in a second position different from the first position so that the number of measurement points arranged in the plurality of partial regions is larger than that when arranging the shot region in the first position.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143534

 new patent  Liquid ejection head, method for producing liquid ejection head, and printing method

A method for producing a liquid ejection head including an ejection surface having a cured product of a negative photosensitive resin composition includes the steps of applying the negative photosensitive resin composition to form a coating film, subjecting the coating film to exposure, and after the step of subjecting the coating film to exposure, performing heating at 120° c. Or higher, in which the negative photosensitive resin composition contains a polymer (a) containing a unit originating from an epoxy group-containing acrylic ester and at least one selected from a unit originating from acrylic acid and a unit originating from an acrylic ester capable of being deprotected at 120° c. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143412

 new patent  Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same

A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power that does not move for zooming, second to fourth lens units each having a negative refractive power that moves for zooming, and a relay lens unit having a positive refractive power and being closest to the image side that does not move for zooming. The second lens unit moves to the image side from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143409

 new patent  Image pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus having the same

An image pickup optical system of the present invention includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, and a third lens unit, and the second lens unit moves during focusing. The first lens unit consists of, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens sub-unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens sub-unit having a negative refractive power, and a third lens sub-unit having a positive refractive power, and the focal length of the second lens sub-unit and the focal length of the image pickup optical system are appropriately set.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143397

 new patent  Control apparatus, lens apparatus, and operating apparatus

A controller includes: operating member having movable range for operating a movable optical member; setting device setting relation between operation amount in entirety of movable range and command value in part of an operating range of the movable optical member; controller generating signal for controlling operation of the movable optical member, based on the set relation and an operation amount of the operating member in the movable range; and switcher switching mode between first mode causing the entirety of the movable range to correspond to entirety of the operating range, and second mode causing the entirety of the movable range to correspond to the part of the operating range. The setting device sets the relation such that a point in the operating range corresponding to a reference point, set by the setting device, in the movable range is unchanged in any of the first or second mode is selected.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143350

 new patent  Optical element and method for manufacturing the same

A method for manufacturing an optical element includes the steps of: providing a first material including a precursor of a first energy curable resin which contains fine particles of a transparent conductive material on a transparent substrate, curing the first material by light irradiation, and performing a heat treatment on the cured first material. In the method described above, the cured first material processed by the heat treatment is again processed by light irradiation.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180143008

 new patent  Method and system for reproducing visual content

A computer-implemented system and method of reproducing visual content are described. The method comprises capturing a reference image of a calibration pattern projected on a surface at an initial position and at an offset position, the offset position relating to a projection offset from the initial position by shifting the calibration pattern a predetermined amount; and determining, using the reference image, a spatial capture offset for the calibration pattern between the initial position and the offset position, the spatial capture offset measuring a spatial shift of the calibration pattern in the reference image. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141776

 new patent  Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

A sheet processing apparatus in which a sheet bundle including a plurality of sheets discharged onto an intermediate processing tray is received in a receiving portion of a stapler and bound with use of a staple, and a sheet bundle including a plurality of sheets discharged onto the intermediate processing tray is received in a receiving portion of a staple-less binding unit having a gap in the thickness direction of the sheets smaller than that of the receiving portion of the stapler and bound without using a staple, wherein when the stapler performs the binding process, the staple-less binding unit is arranged in a position shifted in a width direction orthogonal to a sheet discharge direction from a region on the intermediate processing tray, through which the sheets discharged by a sheet discharging portion pass.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141357

 new patent  Printing apparatus, method for controlling same, and storage medium

A printing apparatus includes a discharge unit that discharges ink onto a print medium based on print data, a power transmission unit that to wirelessly supplies power to the discharge unit for discharging the ink, and a control unit that controls the power to be supplied by the power transmission unit based on the print data.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141341

 new patent  Method of manufacturing liquid ejecting head

A method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting head has a first molding step, a step of performing positioning and a second molding step. In the first molding step, a first member, a second member, and a third member are molded by injecting a resin at different locations inside of a set of a fixed mold, an intermediate movable mold, and a movable mold. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141340

 new patent  Method of manufacturing liquid supply unit

A method of manufacturing a liquid supply unit includes a first molding step and a second molding step. In a first molding step, a resin is injected into different positions inside a mold assembly and a first member having a first contact portion, a second member having a second contact portion and an intermediate passage member having a passage structure to connect the first contact portion to the second contact portion are molded. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141339

 new patent  Method of manufacturing liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting head

A method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting method includes: a first step of injection molding passage members collectively constituting a passage for a liquid in the liquid ejecting head; a second step of moving the passage members to bring the passage members into contact with each other; and a third step of injecting a sealing material into a space between the passage members held in contact with each other, and filling the space with the sealing material. The sealing material is injected and filled, from a gate on a longitudinal side of the passage members, in a direction intersecting with a longitudinal direction of the passage members.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141335

 new patent  Liquid ejection head, liquid ejection apparatus, and control method

The liquid ejection head includes: a wall member having formed therein a void for communicating between a first liquid chamber and a second liquid chamber; a first energy generation element to eject the liquid in the first liquid chamber; a second energy generation element to eject the liquid in the second liquid chamber; a first electrode is arranged in a vicinity of the first energy generation element in the first liquid chamber; a second electrode for forming, between the first electrode and the second electrode, an electric field in liquid inside the first liquid chamber; and a supply port which supplies liquid to the first energy generation element, wherein the wall member includes a channel wall in which the second liquid chamber, the void, and the supply port communicate, and the second electrode is arranged between the second liquid chamber and the supply port in the channel.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141247

 new patent  Method of manufacturing liquid supply unit and method of manufacturing liquid ejecting head

In a molding step, at least a first member, which constitutes a liquid supply unit together with a second member, is injection molded by using an injection mold including first and second molds being made openable and closable. In a mold opening step, the first and second molds are opened while leaving the first member, which is injection molded in the molding step, on the first mold. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180141218

 new patent  Robot apparatus, robot controlling method, program and recording medium

A joint driving unit driving a joint of a robot arm includes a motor, a speed reducer transmitting rotation of the motor in a variable speed, an input side encoder detecting a rotation angle of a rotation shaft of the motor, and an output side encoder detecting a rotation angle of an output shaft of the speed reducer. When positioning the end effector at a working start position at which predetermined work is started, operation of the robot is set to an output based control mode in which an angle of a joint is feedback controlled based on an angle detection value from the output side encoder. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180140268

 new patent  Radiographic apparatus and radiographic system

A radiographic apparatus includes a plurality of notifying units, each including a different way to provide notification, and a switching unit that switches at least one of the notifying units to be used to provide notification based on an arrangement of or imaging mode of the radiographic apparatus.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180140264

 new patent  Radiographic imaging apparatus and radiographic imaging system

A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a pixel, a readout unit, and a signal processing unit. The pixel includes a switch configured to connect a conversion element configured to convert radiation into an electric signal to a signal line. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180140200

 new patent  Probe array, acoustic wave unit, and information acquisition apparatuses using same

A probe array in which probes are arranged on a cup-shaped acoustic wave detector at high density. In the probe array, transducers (acoustic wave conversion elements) configured to be capable of conversion between acoustic waves and an electrical signal are provided on a support member (housing).. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/24/18 / #20180140183

 new patent  Imaging apparatus

An ss-oct apparatus includes a clock generator configured as an interferometer including an optical path through which part of light emitted from a light source passes, the optical path being split into a first optical path and a second optical path having an optical path length difference relative to the first optical path, to generate a clock used by a converter sampling an analog signal; a tomographic image obtaining unit configured to obtain a tomographic image of a fundus by using a digital signal converted from the analog signal sampled by the converter using the generated clock; and a scan unit configured to scan illumination light across the fundus at a scan angle of 47 degrees or more in air. The tomographic image obtaining unit is configured to obtain a tomographic image of the fundus at a distance of 4.0 mm more within an eyeball in a depth range.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #the present disclosure provides a photoelectric conversion element including a lower electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and an upper electrode in this order; a voltage is applied between the lower electrode and the upper electrode; the photoelectric conversion layer contains a first organic compound and a second organic compound; the first organic compound has a lower oxidation potential than the second organic compound, and Δe represented by the following formula (a) satisfies the following formula (b); where Δe=oxidation potential of first organic compound−reduction potential of second organic compound (a)

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05/17/18 / #20180139828

X-ray generating device and x-ray photography system

An x-ray generating device includes an x-ray tube, an x-ray tube drive circuit, an electron acceleration voltage generation circuit, and a control unit communicating with the drive circuit and the voltage generation circuit, the x-ray tube, the drive circuit, and the voltage generation circuit are arranged inside a storage container filled with an insulating oil, a path connecting the drive circuit and the control unit includes an optical fiber cable arranged inside the storage container, the optical fiber cable has a coating that suppresses fluctuation due to a convective flow of the insulating oil, the coating is cured by, from a resin material containing a plasticizer, a part of the plasticizer being leaching out, and the control unit is configured to facilitate leaching of the plasticizer by driving the voltage generation circuit to apply a voltage to the optical fiber cable in a state of no x-ray being generated.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139428

Display apparatus for receiving data stream from external device, and method for controlling the same

One or more display apparatuses, control methods and storage mediums for use with same are provided herein. A clock is generated from a data stream received from an external device. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139427

Projector, its control method, and image projection system

In a projector which constitutes an image projection system to project one image by combining a plurality of projection images projected by a plurality of projectors on a screen while overlapping parts of the projection images with each other, the projector is provided with a deformation unit configured to carry out geometric deformation with respect to an image to be projected therefrom, and a setting unit configured to set a parameter for deformation processing by the deformation unit, wherein the setting unit sets the parameter for deformation processing based on a relation between a position of an overlap area in the projection image before the deformation by the deformation unit is carried out, and a position of an overlap area in the projection image after the deformation by the deformation unit has been carried out.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139409

Remote communication system, method for controlling remote communication system, and program

The present invention provides a scheme that allows a person to communicate with another person at a remote site while giving the realistic sensation as if the persons faced each other in close proximity by capturing the images of the person using a plurality of image capturing units. A remote communication system includes a projector configured to project, on to a screen, an image transmitted from a remote site. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139407

Image capturing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

An image capturing apparatus that continuously generates and records a sequence of raw images, the image capturing apparatus comprising, an image capturing unit configured to generate a raw image by shooting a subject, an encoding unit configured to generate encoded data by encoding the raw image, and a recording/reproduction unit configured to record the encoded data in a recording medium and read out the encoded data from the recording medium, wherein the encoding unit includes a quantization unit configured to, when the sequence of raw images are continuously generated, perform quantization while changing a quantization parameter within the same raw image.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139404

Image capturing apparatus

In an image capturing apparatus, a first output unit outputs a plurality of sets of first data obtained by adding a synchronization code to a pixel signal. A second output unit outputs a plurality of sets of second data obtained by adding the synchronization code to the pixel signal. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139402

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, wherein one pixel of the plurality of pixels is arranged in one unit pixel region of a plurality of unit pixel regions, a plurality of sub vertical output lines, each of which outputs pixel signals from the plurality of pixels in the same pixel column, and a plurality of block select circuits provided in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of sub vertical output lines. A load capacitance connected to a main vertical output line is reduced by connecting the plurality of sub vertical output lines and the main vertical output line via the plurality of block select circuits. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139400

Imaging apparatus and imaging system

Provided is an imaging apparatus including a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix, each of the pixels comprising a photoelectric conversion portion. The pixel array includes a first pixel configured to output an imaging signal in accordance with an incident light and a second pixel configured to output a correction signal used for correcting the imaging signal. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139397

Image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and storage medium

An image pickup apparatus, including a controller, the controller generating a first image by a first signal which is based on charge obtained by a first charge accumulation performed within a first time period corresponding to one frame of an image group, the controller generating a second image using at least a second signal which is based on the charge obtained by the plurality of times of second charge accumulations performed within a first time period, and the controller, in a first case where a time of the first charge accumulation is less than a predetermined time, generating a second image by the second signal without using the first signal, and in a second case where the time of the first charge accumulation is the predetermined time or more, generating the second image using the first signal and the second signal.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139396

Imaging device

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an imaging device including: a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts received light, a read node in which a signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit is accumulated, and a first readout circuit that performs analog-to-digital conversion to convert a signal based on the signal charge accumulated in the read node into a digital signal; and a second readout circuit that reads a signal based on the signal charge, the signal having a smaller amplitude than a resolution of the analog-to-digital conversion of the first readout circuit.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139394

Display control apparatus and display control method

Control is performed so that when an enlarged display state of a captured image is switched to an entire display state, and in a case where a particular operation is performed in the enlarged display state, a display item regarding focus adjustment is displayed at a position which is determined according to an enlarged area after movement of the enlarged area based on a movement instruction to move the enlarged area given in the enlarged display state, and in a case where the particular operation is not performed in the enlarged display state, the display item regarding focus adjustment is displayed at a position unrelated to the movement of the enlarged area based on the movement instruction.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139391

Image processing apparatus and method, and image capturing apparatus

An image processing apparatus comprising: an acquisition unit that acquires exposure information of an image signal; a setting unit that sets tone conversion characteristic based on the exposure information and visual characteristics; and a tone conversion unit that performs tone conversion on the image signal using the tone conversion characteristic. The visual characteristics is a minimum amount of luminance change that a human can recognize and that differ for different luminance, and the setting unit obtains for each luminance an intersection of a first function that indicates a ratio of an amount of luminance change per one code value difference of the image signal before the tone conversion is performed and a second function that indicates a ratio of a minimum amount of luminance change that a human can recognize, and sets the tone conversion characteristic based on the intersection.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139387

Imaging apparatus and control method thereof

An imaging apparatus according to the present invention, includes: an imaging unit; a display unit; and a control unit configured, in a period of performing a repeated recording process to perform imaging by the imaging unit at every set interval time and record a captured image in a recording medium, to perform control such that a live-view display on the display unit is turned off and driving of the imaging unit is stopped in a case where the interval time is a specific time or longer, and such that the live-view display on the display unit is turned off, but the driving of the imaging unit is not stopped in a case where the interval time is less than the specific time.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139371

Image pickup system that provides automatic radiating direction control, image pickup apparatus, and control method therefor

An image pickup system capable of, during flash photography through automatic radiating direction control, quickly starting a next shooting operation when the automatic radiating direction control is suspended. A flash built in or removably mounted on a digital camera has a light-emitting unit that emits light and a drive control unit that changes a radiating direction of light from the light-emitting unit. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139346

Image forming apparatus and optical sensor detecting target formed on image carrier or recording medium

An image forming apparatus includes a light-receiving unit that includes light-receiving elements arranged along a movement direction of a target formed on an image carrier, and is arranged so as to receive light emitted from a light-emitting unit and specularly reflected off the image carrier; a member configured to limit a size, in the movement direction, of diffused reflection light that is incident on the light-receiving unit; a selection unit configured to select whether or not each of the light-receiving elements in the light-receiving unit is an effective light-receiving element; a generation unit configured to generate a detection signal from an output of the effective light-receiving element; and a detection unit configured to detect a target formed on the image carrier based on the detection signal.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180139255

Communication apparatus, communication method, and storage medium

A communication apparatus receiving data included in a content from a transmitting apparatus by using a logical connection with the transmitting apparatus includes a notifying unit configured to notify the transmitting apparatus of information regarding an amount of data that the communication apparatus permits transmission of data using the logical connection from the transmitting apparatus to the communication apparatus, a receiving unit configured to receive data included in the content transmitted from the transmitting apparatus in response to the notification performed by the notifying unit, and a control unit configured to control so as to inhibit the notification by the notifying unit until the logical connection is disconnected in a case where the amount of data not received by the receiving unit of the data included in the content is smaller than a predetermined value.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180138234

Solid-state imaging device, imaging system, and method for manufacturing solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a light-shielding layer that is disposed in a pixel region containing a pixel including a photoelectric conversion element and a charge holding portion and a peripheral region in which a signal from the pixel is processed and that is electrically connected to a substrate at a contact portion in the peripheral region, a first insulating layer that has an end portion between the charge holding portion and the contact portion in plan view and that is disposed between the substrate and the light-shielding layer, and a first insulating member that is disposed on a side surface of the end portion of the first insulating layer and that buffers a step due to the end portion. A portion of the light-shielding layer overlapping the first insulating member in the plan view has an upper surface having a shape following a shape of the first insulating member.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180138227

Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system and method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion device

A photoelectric conversion device includes a first semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion unit for generating a signal charge in accordance with an incident light, and a second semiconductor substrate including a signal processing unit for processing an electrical signal on the basis of the signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit. The signal processing unit is situated in an orthogonal projection area from the photoelectric conversion unit to the second semiconductor substrate. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180138153

Image processing device and control method therefor

An image processing device includes: an integrated circuit chip arranged on a substrate to perform processing on image data; a first memory chip arranged adjacent to the integrated circuit chip on the substrate and connected to the integrated circuit chip; and a second memory chip stacked on the integrated circuit chip and connected to the integrated circuit chip, wherein the integrated circuit chip sets, according to the processing content, any one of a plurality of operation modes including a first operation mode to operate the first memory chip and limit operation of the second memory chip, and a second operation mode to operate the first memory chip and the second memory chip.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180137942

Diagnosis support apparatus, method of controlling diagnosis support apparatus, and program therefor

A diagnosis support system which performs computer processing of data obtained from an object to be examined and presents the obtained diagnostic information is disclosed. The diagnosis support apparatus includes a diagnosis support processing unit which processes data obtained from the object to extract diagnosis support information, a storage unit which stores the examination history of the object, and a changing unit which changes a processing method in the diagnosis support processing unit in accordance with the examination history of the object stored in the storage unit. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180137344

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes an object detection unit configured to detect objects from a plurality of images captured at different times, based on a degree of matching with a predetermined criterion, a determination unit configured to determine whether the objects detected by the object detection unit include an object that is the same object as an object detected within an image captured at another time, and an attribute detection unit configured to perform processing for extracting one or more object images, based on the degree of matching, from a plurality of object images corresponding to the object determined to be the same object by the determination unit, and detecting an attribute of the same object with respect to the extracted one or more object images.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136632

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

An information processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an input unit configured to input solid shape data expressing a shape of a solid object, and a generation unit configured to generate first data and second data from the solid shape data, the first data including a unit component in molding the solid object, the second data including a unit component to be formed using a dot of color material on a surface of a solid object expressed by the first data, the unit component of the second data being smaller than the unit component of the first data.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136603

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a cartridge including a photosensitive drum; an endless belt configured to transfer the toner image formed on the drum; an endless belt supporting member movable between a contacting position for contacting the belt to the drum and a non-contacting position retracted from the contacting position away from the drum; and a cartridge supporting member movable between an image forming position in which the drum contacts the belt taking the contacting position and a non-image-forming position in which the cartridge is movable from a inside to a outside of the main assembly. By movement of the belt from the contacting position to the non-contacting position, a space capable of accommodating at least a part of the cartridge supporting member taking the non-image-forming position and/or the cartridge supported by the cartridge supporting member taking the non-image-forming position is provided.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136598

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: an image bearing member, a developing device, and a controller configured to execute an operation in a forced consumption mode. The controller includes a difference calculating portion, an integrating portion, and a flag. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136596

Image forming apparatus, method of controlling the same, storage medium, and image forming system

An image forming apparatus is operable in a first mode in which a job can be processed at a first printing speed and a second mode in which the job can be processed at a second printing speed faster than the first printing speed, and receives a reservation of a period in which the image forming apparatus will operate in the second mode, and controls the image forming apparatus to operate in the second mode rather than the first mode in accordance with the reservation.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136595

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: a fixing portion for fixing an image formed on a recording material; and a guide member for guiding the recording material. The guide member is provided at an entrance to the fixing portion and at an end portion with respect to a direction perpendicular to a feeding direction of the recording material the guide member is moved when the guide member is pushed by the recording material.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136591

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus operable in a mode of forming an image using only a part of image forming stations. In the mode, a developing device contacts an image bearing member in a part of the image forming stations, and the developing device is spaced from the image bearing member in the rest of the image forming stations. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136588

Developer accommodating container, developer accommodating unit, process cartridge, electrophotographic image forming apparatus

A fixing portion 18c for suppressing movement of a developer bag 16 when the developer bag 16 is unsealed by moving a sealing member 19 is provided. By this, unsealing becomes easy.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136572

Exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method

An immersion-type exposure apparatus includes a measurement area for measuring a substrate, an exposure area, which differs from the measurement area, for exposing the substrate via a projection optical system, plural stages configured to hold the substrate and to be movable between the exposure area and the measurement area, and a controller configured to control the driving of the plural stages, wherein in a case that one stage of the plural stage is positioned in the exposure area, and immersion liquid that is supplied onto the one stage is retained in exposure area and delivered to another stage, the controller is configured to determine a delivery position of the immersion liquid for the other stage based on at least a first processing position of the other stage.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136557

Imprint apparatus, imprinting method, and method of manufacturing product

The present invention provides an imprint apparatus whose productivity is improved. An imprint apparatus for performing an imprint process such that an imprinting-material pattern is formed on a substrate by using a mold includes a detector that detects the imprinting-material pattern formed on the substrate, and a controller that controls the imprint apparatus. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136556

Template replication

Methods, systems, and apparatus for identifying dimensional attributes of a first active area of a template; based at least in part on the dimensional attributes of the first active area, determining a desired magnification correction of a second active area of a substrate; determining an out-of-plane distortion of the template, the substrate, or both; applying a back pressure to the template, the substrate, or both, to compensate for the out-of-plane distortion of the template, the substrate, or both; after compensating for the out-of-plane distortion of the template, the substrate, or both: i) contacting an imprint resist positioned on the substrate with the template such that pattern features in the first active area are filled by the imprint resist, and ii) applying an additional back pressure to the template, the substrate, or both, wherein the additional back pressure is selected such that the second active area exhibits the desired magnification correction.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136543

Imaging apparatus, control method for the imaging apparatus, and storage medium

An imaging apparatus includes a controller configured to control a motor and an image sensor. The controller rotates the motor in a first direction as reading of a signal corresponding to first imaging starts for one frame using the image sensor, and charges the first urging member and the blade member. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136530

Electrochromic element, optical filter using the same, lens unit, imaging device, window material, and method for driving electrochromic element

An electrochromic device of the present disclosure includes an electrochromic element including an anode, a cathode, and an electrochromic layer disposed between the anode and the cathode and a drive device connected to the electrochromic element. In the electrochromic device described above, the anode and the cathode include a plurality of pairs of electricity feeding portions, the pairs of electricity feeding portions are disposed so that straight lines which are drawn to pass through the pairs of electricity feeding portions are intersected with each other, and the drive device supplies different drive signals to the pairs of electricity feeding portions.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136447

Stage apparatus, method of controlling stage apparatus, and microscope system

A stage apparatus comprises an incremental scale fixed to a movable unit and having a predetermined length shorter than a distance the movable unit can move in a first direction, a first and a second sensor that are arranged in the first direction with an interval therebetween shorter than the predetermined length, and a detection unit that detects an origin point position set in a movable range of the movable unit. In an origin return, if the movable unit is at a position at which both the first sensor and the second sensor can read the scale, the apparatus moves the movable unit to the origin point position by a predetermined distance, then moves the movable unit at a lower speed until the origin point position is detected.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136343

Radiation imaging apparatus, control method thereof, and program

A radiation imaging apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a scintillator configured convert radiation into light, a sensor panel in which a plurality of pixels each comprising a light detector configured to detect the light is arranged in a two-dimensional array, and a processing unit. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136342

Radiation detector and radiation detection apparatus

A radiation detector includes: a wavelength conversion member that includes a fluorescent layer that emits fluorescent light when radiation enters this layer; an image sensor that converts the fluorescent light emitted from the fluorescent layer into an electric signal; and a wiring board where the image sensor is provided. The image sensor is provided on the surface on the lower side of the wiring board along one long side of the wiring board. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180136171

Acoustic wave acquisition apparatus and method for controlling the same

An acoustic wave acquisition apparatus moves a probe so that, in a case where a distance between a probe positioned at a first point and a second point corresponding to a target position is below a predetermined threshold value, a ratio of a length of a trajectory to a distance between the first point and the second point is larger than in a case where the distance between the probe and the second point exceeds the predetermined threshold value.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180134907

Ink jet recording method and ink jet recording device

An ink jet recording method includes: performing application of aqueous ink onto a unit area by one relative scanning with a recording head and a recording medium to record an image, wherein the aqueous ink comprises a self-dispersion pigment, a urethane resin, and polyethylene glycol, a kind of the self-dispersion pigment is carbon black, number average molecular weight of the polyethylene glycol is 600 or more, and viscosity of the aqueous ink is 5 mpa·s or more.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180134509

Information processing apparatus for controlling execution of print job in which post-processing is designated

An information processing apparatus that transmits a print job to an image forming apparatus configured to start print processing upon receiving a print job even in a state where a post-processing device corresponding to post-processing designated in the print job is not mounted on a post-processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus is configured to receive information about the post-processing device from the image forming apparatus, transmit based on the received information the print job to the image forming apparatus when determining that the post-processing device corresponding to the post-processing designated in the print job is mounted on the post-processing apparatus, and not to transmit the print job to the image forming apparatus when determining that the post-processing device corresponding to the post-processing designated in the print job is not mounted on the post-processing apparatus.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180134061

Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus

A staple-less binding unit including a pair of upper and lower teeth binds a sheet bundle which is discharged to an intermediate processing tray by a sheet discharge portion and whose one edge abuts against a rear edge stopper. A control portion switches a binding mode of the staple-less binding unit that implements the binding process on the sheet bundle in a first binding mode of binding the sheet bundle without any staple such that the pair of upper and lower teeth bite across an edge of the sheet bundle and in a second binding mode of binding the sheet bundle without any staple such that the pair of upper and lower teeth do not bite across any edge of the sheet bundle.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180134043

Printing apparatus and printing method

The remaining amounts of inks in tanks are obtained, and, based on the obtained results, whether direction for printing an image next is to be inverted with respect to a set direction. This can reduce a difference in ink remaining amount between the tanks corresponding to print heads.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/17/18 / #20180134042

Recording apparatus and recording method

A recording apparatus acquires residual amounts of respective tanks and determines a recording area of one recording head and a recording area of another recording head from among the two recording heads based on the acquisition result, so as to reduce a difference between residual amounts of ink within the tanks corresponding to the respective recording heads.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180132305

Information processing apparatus, control method for information processing apparatus, and control method for communication system

A control method for an information processing apparatus includes transmitting, by a first communication unit, information about an access point to which a second communication unit is connected, to a communication apparatus to which the first communication unit is connected. In a case where the information about the access point to which the second communication unit is connected is received, the communication apparatus connects to and communicates with the access point to which the second communication unit is connected by the second wireless communication method.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180132169

Communication apparatus, communication method, and storage medium

A communication apparatus identifies an access point with which the communication apparatus can perform wireless communication and transmits information indicating the identified access point to a communication partner apparatus by way of the wireless communication. In response to this, an access point designated by the communication partner apparatus is registered as a relay access point.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180132090

Information processing apparatus and control method therefor, portable terminal and control method therefor, and service providing system

According to this invention, a service providing apparatus displays information of an information device cooperating with a wearable information device connected by wireless communication, and performs service execution processing for the information device cooperating with the wearable information device.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131885

Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system

Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus, including pixels each including: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge accumulation unit; a transistor including a control electrode; a waveguide; and a light-shielding portion. The waveguide includes an incident portion and an output portion, the light-shielding portion includes a first portion that covers the control electrode of the transistor and a second portion that covers a part of the photoelectric conversion unit, the output portion and the photoelectric conversion unit are arranged with an interval therebetween, the interval between the output portion and the photoelectric conversion unit is larger than an interval between a lower end of the second portion of the light-shielding portion and the photoelectric conversion unit, and the interval between the output portion and the photoelectric conversion unit is smaller than an interval between an upper end of the second portion of the light-shielding portion and the photoelectric conversion unit.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131883

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and image processing method

To increase image quality of a moving image by suppressing a color afterimage while reducing color noise, provided is an imaging apparatus, including: an imaging device; and a signal processing unit, in which: the imaging device includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group each including a plurality of pixels each configured to output a pixel signal; and the signal processing unit is configured to perform weighted addition for a second pixel signal output from the second pixel group by inter-frame processing, and to change a weight on each frame in the weighted addition based on an inter-frame differential of a first pixel signal.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131872

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus, which captures and records a moving image and which can generate still image data from moving image data, evaluates validity of image capturing conditions related to imaging parameters such as focus, exposure, white balance, and image blur, generates a degree of appropriateness corresponding to each imaging parameter, and based on at least one of the degrees of appropriateness, changes characteristics of control of imaging parameters corresponding to the other degrees of appropriateness.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131866

Electronic equipment, controlling method of electronic equipment, and storage medium

To prevent a user's erroneous operation while avoiding complexity of operations, the present invention provides an electronic equipment comprising: a display controlling unit to execute control to display, in a case where an operation for executing a predetermined process to an image selected by a selecting operation is executed, a confirmation screen for confirming whether or not the process to the image is executable; a processing unit to execute the predetermined process to the image selected by the selecting operation, in accordance with acceptance of an execution instruction operation of the predetermined process in a state that the confirmation screen is displayed; and a controlling unit to execute control so as to make an operating method of the execution instruction operation different on the confirmation screen, in accordance with whether or not the image selected by the selecting operation is an image with which specific information is associated.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131843

Image forming apparatus, image forming method, and storage medium storing program

Image data stored in a spool memory and respectively corresponding to a plurality of colors is read and sequentially decompressed, and image forming processing is performed based on the decompressed image data. In the decompression, the image data respectively corresponding to the plurality of colors is sequentially decompressed, switching between decompression target data in units of bands.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131838

Original reading apparatus, image processing apparatus, control method for image processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

An original reading apparatus, including: an original tray on which an original is placed; a conveyance portion configured to convey the original placed on the original tray; a sensor configured to read an original being conveyed by the conveyance portion; and a processor configured to detect an abnormal pixel from image data output from the sensor, wherein the processor is configured to: determine a length of a shadow in a conveyance direction of the original based on the image data, the shadow occurring at a leading edge area of the original; detect a skew feed amount of the original based on the image data; determine a mask area based on the length of the shadow and the skew feed amount; and detect an abnormal pixel from the image data without use of image data in the mask area having been determined.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131835

Printing apparatus, printing apparatus control method, and storage medium

A printing apparatus to which an option unit can be connected includes a storage unit configured to store an update program for updating an option unit program, and an update unit configured to, if an option unit has been connected to the printing apparatus, update the option unit program using an update program stored by the storage unit.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131832

Image sensor unit, paper sheet distinguishing apparatus, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus

An image sensor unit includes a light source that emits light, and a light guide that guides the light from the light source to an object to be illuminated. The light guide includes a linearly elongated rod-like rod portion provided with a light emission surface from which light is emitted to the object to be illuminated, and a curved portion which is integrally connected to an end in the longitudinal direction of the rod portion, includes a light entering surface where the light emitted from the light source is emitted on an end of a side opposite to the rod portion and in which the center line is curved. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131830

Information processing apparatus and control method of the information processing apparatus

The information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a power factor correction (pfc) circuit, an interface capable of connecting an optional device, and a power controller capable of turning off the pfc circuit. The power controller does not turn off the pfc circuit while a predetermined optional device is connected to the interface.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131829

Image processing system, image processing apparatus, method of controlling image processing system, and storage medium

The image processing system includes a reading unit configured to read an image of a document for each line to generate image data, a generation unit configured to generate a horizontal synchronization signal, the horizontal synchronization signal indicating a pixel at an initial position in each line of the image data that is generated through the reading of the image, a transmitting unit configured to transmit the image data through the reading of the document, and the horizontal synchronization signal, a receiving unit configured to receive the image data and the horizontal synchronization signal transmitted from the transmitting unit, and a requesting unit configured to request retransmission of the image data under transmission from the transmitting unit when the receiving unit receives an horizontal synchronization signal which is different from normal, wherein the transmitting unit transmits the image data in response to the request by the requesting unit.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131828

Reading apparatus, determination method, and storage medium storing program

Based on a light-reception result of a light-receiving unit capable of receiving light on a document table and outputting the light-reception result, the end of a document placed on a document table is determined. In accordance with the condition of external light on the document table, the light-receiving unit is controlled so as to change a method of outputting the light-reception result from the light-receiving unit.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131824

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes an operation unit, a storage unit that stores information in a mobile terminal that was successfully authenticated, a memory device that stores a set of instructions, and at least one processor that executes the set of instructions to cause, in a case where a distance between the mobile terminal and the information processing apparatus is within a set range, a screen of the operation unit to transition to a state where the information processing apparatus is usable by a user of the mobile terminal based on the information on the mobile terminal.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131821

Image reading system, image reading apparatus, information processing apparatus, method for controlling them, and storage medium

In the present image reading system, an information processing apparatus notifies any image reading apparatus on a network of connection information, and permits transmission of image data only in a case where the image reading apparatus notified of the connection information accesses the information processing apparatus. The image reading apparatus transmits image data that is read from an original, to a transmission destination conforming to the connection information is notified by the information processing apparatus.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131820

Image forming apparatus control method of image forming apparatus and storage medium

An image forming apparatus and method that prevents an image based on a file attached to an electronic mail from being repeatedly printed includes receiving an electronic mail from a mail server, printing an image based on the file attached to the received electronic mail, and deleting the electronic mail from the mail server after the image is printed. If the electronic mail cannot be deleted from the mail server, identification information corresponding to the undeleted electronic mail is stored, and the image based on the file attached to the electronic mail corresponding to identification information coinciding with the stored identification information is not printed.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131818

Image processing apparatus generating print data, print system including image processing apparatus and printing apparatus printing based on print data, calibration control method in print system, and storage medium storing calibration control program

A print system that is capable of performing calibration of the print system that includes a printing apparatus and an image processing apparatus that supplies image data to the printing apparatus appropriately. The printing apparatus controls execution of first calibration. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131573

Management system and control method

A management system configured to manage device information responds, if an acquisition request for device information is received from an information processing terminal, to the information processing terminal with information for displaying the device information and script information including a command to cause the information processing terminal to check whether access to a web server implemented on the device is permitted. The information processing terminal is configured to, if the access to the web server implemented on the device is not permitted due to execution of the command included in the script information, be restricted from accessing the web server implemented on the device.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180131269

Power supply apparatus and method of controlling power supply apparatus

A power supply apparatus of the present invention has a power factor correction circuit that corrects a power factor; a voltage converter connected to a secondary side of the power factor correction circuit; a power control unit that outputs a first signal for turning the power factor correction circuit on, and outputs a second signal for turning the voltage converter on; and a signal output unit that, in accordance with having being inputted with the first signal and the second signal, outputs a signal for turning the voltage converter on.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180130847

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes: a first semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion element; and a second semiconductor substrate including at least a part of a peripheral circuit arranged in a main face of the second semiconductor substrate, the peripheral circuit generating a signal based on the charge of the photoelectric conversion element, a main face of the first semiconductor substrate and the main face of the second semiconductor substrate being opposed to each other with sandwiching a wiring structure therebetween; a pad to be connected to an external terminal; and a protection circuit electrically connected to the pad and to the peripheral circuit, wherein the protection circuit is arranged in the main face of the second semiconductor substrate.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180130846

Semiconductor device

Provided is a semiconductor device including: a first substrate having a first primary surface, a second primary surface, and a side surface; a semiconductor element formed on the first primary surface; a first electrode formed on the first primary surface and connected to the semiconductor element on the first primary surface; a second electrode formed on the second primary surface; a through-electrode formed so as to penetrate the first substrate and connecting the first electrode and the second electrode to each other; a second substrate bonded to the first substrate so as to face the first primary surface; and a third electrode formed on the side surface of the first substrate and connected to the second electrode.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180130840

Solid-state image pickup apparatus and image pickup system using solid-state image pickup apparatus

A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a charge storage unit, and a floating diffusion unit, all disposed on a semiconductor substrate. The solid-state image pickup apparatus further includes a first gate electrode disposed on the semiconductor substrate and extending between the photoelectric conversion unit and charge storage unit, and a second gate electrode disposed on the semiconductor substrate and extending between the charge storage unit and the floating diffusion unit. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180130390

Image processing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and storage medium

A camera scanner captures an image of a document stand on which an object is placed using a camera unit. The camera scanner obtains an ip address of an electronic terminal (a smartphone) and an identifier of an image from the image of a display screen of the electronic terminal placed on the document stand by detecting and decoding a qr code. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180130232

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus in an image processing system configured to generate a virtual point image using a plurality of images captured by a plurality of image capturing apparatus receives a first difference image being based on a difference between a third image based on image capturing performed by a third image capturing apparatus of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses and a second image based on image capturing performed by a second image capturing apparatus of the plurality of image capturing apparatuses and has a smaller data amount than that of the third image, and acquires a foreground image by extracting a predetermined object from the second image, using the received first difference image and a second difference image between a first image based on image capturing performed by a first image capturing apparatus of the plurality of image capturing apparatus and the second image.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180130230

Recognition apparatus, determination method, and article manufacturing method

A recognition apparatus that recognizes one of the position and the orientation of an object includes an acquisition unit that illuminates the object, images the illuminated object, and acquires image data of the object, and a processing unit that acquires one of the position and the orientation based on a first degree of correlation as a degree of correlation between the image data and reference data related to one of the position and the orientation. The processing unit determines a condition on one of the illumination and the imaging based on a second degree of correlation as a degree of correlation between the image data and the reference data.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180130181

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

A first image and a second image with resolutions different from each other are generated from an image captured by an imaging unit, and the first image and the second image are subject to different types of image processing. A virtual image is generated by calculating a position and an orientation of the imaging unit based on the processed first image. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129915

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing system

An image processing apparatus includes a one-image processor and plurality-of-image processor. The one-image processor performs first image processing for recognition for identifying an object existing in the target image, and associating a recognition result with the target image, with respect to a plurality of input images without synchronization. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129614

Information processing apparatus capable of backing up and restoring key for data encryption and method for controlling the same

An information processing apparatus includes a storage device configured to store data, an encryption chip configured to store an encryption key therein, a nonvolatile memory configured to store a backup encryption key, and a control unit configured to confirm whether the data stored in the storage device has been correctly decrypted by using the encryption key, and when the data has not been correctly decrypted, restore the backup encryption key to the encryption chip, and when the data has been correctly decrypted, back up the backup encryption key, which is a backup of the encryption key, stored in the encryption chip into the nonvolatile memory.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129508

Information processing apparatus, activation method of information processing apparatus, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus of the invention includes a main system and a sub system, and executes activation processing on the basis of a boot image. The information processing apparatus includes: a saving unit configured to save the boot image which is developed in a first area of a storage unit in the sub system, in a second area which is different from the first area in the storage unit, in the activation processing of the sub system, in a case where the information processing apparatus is activated from a power off state; a restoration unit configured to restore the boot image which is saved in the second area to the first area in a case where the information processing apparatus is transitioned to a power saving state from a normal power state; and a holding unit configured to hold the restored boot image.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129454

Printing apparatus, and control method and program for the same

A printing apparatus that can be registered to a printing service on the internet, and a control method for controlling the same. Upon receipt of a request for registration to the printing service from a client, an administrator login screen is displayed in a case where a setting of the printing apparatus has required that registration to the printing service be performed by an administrator. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129264

Information processing apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus including a volatile storage unit, and is operated in any of a plurality of modes including a first power mode and a second power mode, power being supplied to the storage unit in the first power mode and the second power mode, power consumption in the first power mode being higher than power consumption in the second power mode.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129157

Photosensitive member unit and electrophotographic image forming apparatus

A photosensitive member unit includes photosensitive drums and a frame including positioning portions. One and the other end shaft portions of the photosensitive drums are movable between first positions in which the above-mentioned one and the other end shaft portions are positioned by the positioning portions and second positions in which the above-mentioned one end of the other end shaft portions are not positioned by said positioning portions. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129154

Image forming apparatus

Provided is an image forming apparatus capable of reducing the time required for calibration of an image forming condition. The image forming apparatus includes image forming portions configured to form images onto photosensitive drums, an intermediate transfer member onto which the images are sequentially transferred from the photosensitive drums, and a density detection sensor. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129152

Development device

A developer circulated between first and second chambers in a function separation type development device including a developer discharge portion is prevented from being excessively discharged from the developer discharge portion. The developer discharge portion is disposed in the first chamber and is provided downstream of a region on a developer bearing member in the direction in which the developer in the first chamber is conveyed, the region corresponding to a maximum image region formable on an image bearing member.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129150

Unit, process cartridge and image forming apparatus

A unit includes: a conveying member that conveys developer; a frame that stores the developer and includes a first chamber storing the conveying member, a second chamber, a first opening connecting the first chamber and the second chamber, and through which the developer is passed, and a second opening connecting the interior of the second chamber and the exterior of the frame in an orthogonal direction that is orthogonal to a direction of a rotation axis line of the conveying member; and a filter that allows air to pass the second opening and restricts the developer from passing the second opening, and is fixed to the frame, wherein the frame is displaceable with respect to an apparatus main body in a state where the unit is attached to the apparatus main body, and the filter is displaced with respect to the apparatus main body by the displacement of the frame.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129148

Image forming apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium

An image forming apparatus that performs printing on a printing medium by an electrophotographic method in accordance with input image data, including: a printing unit having at least: a development counter that forms a toner image on a photoconductor drum; and a plurality of supply members that store a predetermined amount of toner and supply toner to the development counter; and a control unit configured to control the printing unit, and the printing unit has a replenishment unit configured to replenish the plurality of supply members with toner, and an amount of toner with which each of the plurality of supply members is replenished is determined in accordance with a video count value indicating a density of the input image data, the video count value being corrected based on information on a printing position to be applied to the input image data.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129120

Radiation imaging apparatus and control method thereof

A radiation imaging apparatus that includes a plurality of sensors, a readout unit and a control unit, wherein the control unit performs a first control of reading out signals from sensors after radiation irradiation is started, and a second control of outputting a control signal to end the radiation irradiation when a calculated value calculated based on an output of the readout unit in the first control reaches a reference value, and the control unit, in the first control, reads out the signals from the sensors by changing a signal amplification ratio of the readout unit such that a value of an output of the readout unit is not saturated, and, in the second control, calculates the calculated value by accumulating the output of the readout unit in consideration of the signal amplification ratio.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129025

Zoom lens, image pickup apparatus having the zoom lens and image pickup system having the zoom lens

The zoom lens according to the present invention includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a negative first lens unit, an aperture stop, a positive second lens unit, and a positive rear lens group. The rear lens group includes a negative lens unit ln and a positive lens unit lp. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180129012

Optical apparatus

An optical apparatus includes an optical element, and an attached member to which the optical element is attached. The optical element and the attached member are adhered to each other by an adhesive while the optical element and the attached member contact each other. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180128755

Radiation imaging apparatus, radiation imaging system, and radiation imaging method

A radiation imaging apparatus that obtains a radiation image by an energy subtraction method. Each pixel includes a conversion element that converts radiation into an electrical signal and a reset portion that resets the conversion element. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180128677

Photoelectric conversion apparatus and image pickup system having photoelectric conversion apparatus

A photoelectric conversion apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention includes a first substrate including a photoelectric conversion region and a surrounding region, and a second substrate including a circuit for processing a signal from the photoelectric conversion region, and overlapping the first substrate. In this case, the circuit for processing a signal from the photoelectric conversion region includes a first circuit and a second circuit with a higher drive frequency than that of the first circuit. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180127608

Photocurable ink, ink container, and image forming method

A photocurable ink containing a first liquid containing a polymerizable compound and a photopolymerization initiator, and a second liquid that is incompatible with the first liquid, in which droplets formed by the second liquid are dispersed in the first liquid, wherein the photocurable ink contains first particles and second particles having higher hydrophilicity than that of the first particles, wherein the first particles are adsorbed on an interface between the first liquid and the second liquid, and the second particles are present in the second liquid.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180127228

Sheet conveyance apparatus and image forming apparatus

A sheet conveyance apparatus includes a body portion, an openable portion supported by the body portion and configured to be opened and closed with respect to the body portion, a first movable guide supported by the openable portion and movable to a first position at which a first conveyance path through which a sheet is conveyed is formed between the first movable guide and the openable portion and a second position at which the first path is opened, a second movable guide movably supported by the first movable guide, and an abutment portion provided in the body portion. In a state where the openable portion is closed, the second movable guide abut with the abutment portion and is held on a position to form a second conveyance path through which the sheet is conveyed.. ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

05/10/18 / #20180126767

Image forming apparatus, control method for image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

An image forming apparatus including: a printer; a puncher configured to punch the sheet printed by the printer; a binder configured to perform a bookbinding process to form a bound product in which a binding member penetrates punch holes of sheets; a first detector configured to detect a first jam of a sheet in the binder; a second detector configured to detect a second jam of a sheet which occurs upstream of the binder; an annunciator configured to notify information; and a controller configured to cause the annunciator to notify first instruction information for instructing removal of a sheet and the binding member, when the first detector has detected the first jam; and cause the annunciator to notify second instruction information for instructing removal of the second jam when the second detector has detected the second jam and the first detector has not detected the first jam.. . ... Canon Kabushiki Kaisha








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