Canon patents granted on 16 January 2007

28 US patents granted on 16 January 2007 and assigned to Canon

1 D535,265 Television receiver
2 7,165,263 Method for annealing domain wall displacement type magneto-optical disc and magneto-optical disc
3 7,165,080 Method and apparatus for facilitating refinement of a search
4 7,165,034 Information processing apparatus and method, and program
5 7,165,031 Speech processing apparatus and method using confidence scores
6 7,165,016 Simulation apparatus, simulation method therefor, and program for implementing the simulation method
7 7,164,875 Electrophotographic image forming apparatus having a plurality of mounting portions for detachably mounting a plurality process cartridges
8 7,164,873 Image forming apparatus
9 7,164,868 Image forming apparatus with changeable image forming conditions due to changes in a surface layer thickness of an image bearing member
10 7,164,856 Distance measurement and photometry sensor device
11 7,164,855 Optical apparatus
12 7,164,786 Image sensing and image processing apparatuses
13 7,164,544 Optical system and optical apparatus including the same
14 7,164,510 Image scanning apparatus and method, and storage medium
15 7,164,493 Image processing method, system and apparatus, and storage medium
16 7,164,464 Exposure apparatus and aberration correction method
17 7,164,447 Solid state image pickup device
18 7,164,215 Motor
19 7,164,183 Semiconductor substrate, semiconductor device, and method of manufacturing the same
20 7,164,137 Cassette type radiographic apparatus
21 7,164,115 Photoelectric conversion apparatus, manufacturing method therefor, and X-ray imaging apparatus
22 7,164,112 Photoelectric conversion device for reducing radiation noise on large screen sensors
23 7,163,831 Light-emitting element, production method thereof, and light-emitting apparatus
24 7,163,665 Apparatus for decomposing gaseous aliphatic hydrocarbon halide compounds
25 7,163,615 Method of treating substance to be degraded and its apparatus
26 7,163,344 Light quantity adjusting apparatus and image-pickup apparatus
27 7,163,286 Recording sheet containing package
28 7,162,785 Method of recycling a process cartridge