Canon patents granted on 07 August 2007

42 US patents granted on 07 August 2007 and assigned to Canon

1 7,254,830 Insertion of messages in digital data
2 7,254,819 Recording medium drive unit
3 7,254,660 Data transfer method and data transfer device
4 7,254,606 Data management method using network
5 7,254,488 Probe designing method and information processing apparatus
6 7,254,364 Cleaning blade for an image forming apparatus featuring a supporting portion and a cleaning portion having specified hardness and friction properties for the portions
7 7,254,356 Image forming apparatus
8 7,254,353 Image forming apparatus and method of controlling commercial power supply to fusing means
9 7,254,350 Image forming apparatus featuring a variable oscillating electric field formed between a developer carrying member and an image bearing member during a developer operation in accordance with a peripheral speed of the image bearing member
10 7,254,349 Image forming apparatus having means to control condition of current supply to discharge wire and grid of charging member
11 7,254,348 Image forming apparatus with replenishment developer device
12 7,254,347 Electrophotographic image forming apparatus and unit
13 7,254,323 Illumination optical system, illumination device and image-taking apparatus
14 7,254,322 Drive controller of a lens apparatus
15 7,254,321 Image capturing apparatus, image capturing method, and computer program
16 7,254,274 Image processing apparatus and method for efficiently compressing and encoding still images and motion pictures
17 7,253,976 Optical apparatus
18 7,253,975 Retainer, exposure apparatus, and device fabrication method
19 7,253,973 Image-pickup optical system
20 7,253,971 Catadioptric projection optical system and exposure apparatus having the same
21 7,253,961 Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same
22 7,253,960 Head-up display device with rotationally asymmetric curved surface
23 7,253,928 Imaging optical system and image reading apparatus using the same
24 7,253,920 Data processing apparatus and image recording apparatus, method for controlling data processing apparatus and method for controlling image recording apparatus, and storage medium
25 7,253,917 Image processing apparatus and its control method, computer program, and storage medium
26 7,253,915 Creating a locally managed instance of a network printer
27 7,253,914 Print data processing apparatus, print control method, and print control program
28 7,253,913 Facsimile apparatus operable as a printer
29 7,253,911 Printing method and system for executing printing in plural print processes
30 7,253,907 Measuring method and apparatus using shearing interferometry, exposure method and apparatus using the same, and device manufacturing method
31 7,253,885 Wavelength selecting method, position detecting method and apparatus, exposure method and apparatus, and device manufacturing method
32 7,253,878 Exposure apparatus and device fabrication method
33 7,253,877 Exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method
34 7,253,827 Multi-beam scanning apparatus
35 7,252,917 Dry toner, method for producing dry toner, and method for forming an image
36 7,252,389 Projection optical system
37 7,252,376 Recording liquid container, ink jet recording apparatus, and cartridge collecting apparatus
38 7,252,364 Ink jet printing apparatus and printing position setting method of the apparatus
39 7,252,362 Printing apparatus, control method therefor, printhead control circuit, and printhead driving method
40 7,252,361 Ink jet recording apparatus having an ink absorbing member and a wiping member
41 7,252,359 Inkjet recording device and recovery processing method
42 7,252,356 Recording apparatus and method