Canon had 393 patents in future of work during Q1 2024. Canon Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 cover a range of technologies including techniques for sorting print media to suppress curling, information processing for collision avoidance, design of toner cartridges for image forming apparatus, power-efficient operation of drying units, and a three-dimensional measuring apparatus using image projection and processing for distance calculation. GlobalData’s report on Canon gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Canon grant share with future of work as a theme is 44% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Printing apparatus and printing method (Patent ID: US20240100862A1)

The patent filed by Canon Inc. describes a printing apparatus that includes a print head for printing on a medium and a conveying unit for moving the medium to a stacking unit. The conveying unit adjusts its speed based on whether a storing operation is being executed, with a lower speed used during storing. Additionally, the conveying unit can adjust the retention period of the medium in the conveying path based on factors such as the stack amount on the stacking unit, liquid application amount, temperature, and humidity.

Furthermore, the printing apparatus can include features such as an input panel for user input regarding sorting operations, connectivity to external devices for input, and the use of movable members to facilitate the discharge of the print medium. The apparatus is designed to prevent curling of the print media by controlling the conveying speed and retention period, ensuring proper sorting and stacking of the printed materials.

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