Canon patents granted on 21 December 2010

35 US patents granted on 21 December 2010 and assigned to Canon

1 7,856,638 Electric device having a status notification feature of notifying status information to a registered external device and control method of the device
2 7,856,481 Data communication apparatus and electronic mail data producing method
3 7,856,466 Information processing apparatus and method for solving simultaneous linear equations
4 7,856,340 Multi-functional sensor and method of sensing
5 7,856,199 Image forming apparatus
6 7,856,195 Image forming apparatus whose image bearing member is rotated by a pulley
7 7,856,192 Process cartridge and electrophotographic image forming apparatus
8 7,856,177 Lens apparatus and camera
9 7,856,144 Image retrieving apparatus, image retrieving method, program, and storage medium
10 7,856,126 Position sensing device
11 7,856,085 X-ray imaging apparatus
12 7,855,955 Method for managing frames in a global-area communications network, corresponding computer-readable storage medium and tunnel endpoint
13 7,855,939 Optical disc apparatus employing an objective lens having a high numerical aperture
14 7,855,820 Oscillator device, optical deflector and optical instrument using the same
15 7,855,819 Swing member device, and optical deflector and image-forming apparatus employing the swing member device
16 7,855,817 Optical scanning apparatus including a plurality of optical members for adjusting an interval between laser beams on a surface
17 7,855,815 Light guide optical system, document illuminating device using same, and image reading apparatus using same
18 7,855,809 Image processing apparatus and method for executing a process of error diffusion
19 7,855,803 Printing control apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method therefor, computer program, and computer-readable storage medium
20 7,855,802 Time-efficient generation of color look-up table
21 7,855,801 Color image forming apparatus and image output method
22 7,855,794 Proxy printing system, information processing apparatus, and controlling method
23 7,855,792 Printing system, job processing method, printing device, and storage medium
24 7,855,744 Image pickup apparatus and a notification operation control method
25 7,855,738 Imaging device and imaging method for use in such device
26 7,855,734 Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, program, and storage medium
27 7,855,606 Oscillator device
28 7,855,379 Electron device using oxide semiconductor and method of manufacturing the same
29 7,855,374 Gas cluster ion beam emitting apparatus and method for ionization of gas cluster
30 7,855,180 Structure and method for releasing substance therefrom
31 7,855,042 Developer and image forming method
32 7,854,798 Ink set, image forming method, ink jet recording method, ink cartridge, and recording unit
33 7,854,581 Bookbinding apparatus, bookbinding system, and bookbinding method
34 7,854,499 Liquid housing container
35 7,854,065 Liquid discharge head manufacturing method