Casio Patents

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, manufactures electronic instruments and appliances, including watches, electronic dictionaries, calculators, label printers, electronic musical instruments, digital cameras, projectors and other office appliances.

Casio Patents by Type

  • Casio Patents Granted: Casio patents that have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Casio Patent Applications: Casio patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Publication number: 20170150105
    Abstract: An image delivery method comprising: an acceptance step (S102) of accepting a delivery request of content from an external device, a shape acquisition step (S102, 5109) of acquiring information indicating a shape of a screen which the external device includes, a detection step (S109) of detecting the shape of the screen which is suited to image projection of the content stored in a database (DB), and a delivery step (S112) of delivering the content, which is stored in the database (DB), to the external device accepted in the acceptance step (S102), in accordance with the information acquired in the shape acquisition step (S102, 5109) and the shape of the screen detected in the detection step (S109).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu KANDA, Atsushi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170144339
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a three-dimensional image includes: a print function unit that forms a first print image on one surface and a second print image on a region of another surface of a thermally expandable sheet with a photothermal conversion material; and an image processing unit that sets a density of the photothermal conversion material in the second print image based on a density of the photothermal conversion material in the first print image. The second print image is a mirror image of the first print image, and the region of the other surface corresponds to the first print image of the one surface. A three-dimensional image of the first print image is formed by selectively expanding a thermally expandable layer with thermal energy according to the density of the photothermal conversion material in the second print image when the sheet is irradiated with light from the other surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170147194
    Abstract: When a touch operation is performed on a selfie pad, the slide amount of the touch operation is measured, and whether the touch operation is valid as a slide operation is judged in accordance with a function selected as an execution target from among a plurality of functions and the measured slide amount of the touch operation. Then, the selected function is controlled when the touch operation is valid as a slide operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori ISHIHARA
  • Publication number: 20170144078
    Abstract: A flight device includes at least one propelling unit and a controller unit for flying in the air, and the flight device is thrown by a user. The controller unit drives the propelling unit after throwing is performed by the user, such that the flight device flies based on a state of the flight device at a moment when the throwing is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke YAMADA, Takahiro MIZUSHINA, Hideaki MATSUDA, Toshihiro TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9656119
    Abstract: An exercise information display system of the present invention includes a sensor device which obtains data associated with a motion status of a human body during an exercise, a data processing device which generates plural types of exercise information based on the data obtained by the sensor device, and a viewing device which displays, from among the plural types of exercise information, at least first information indicating a posture of the human body during the exercise and second information associated with the first information in a display format where the first information and the second information are displayed in conjunction with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Ura, Masao Sambongi
  • Patent number: 9661191
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus including a timing generator that generates a frame synchronization signal with a constant cycle receives a reference signal generated at a predetermined interval based on a predetermined reference cycle, compares generation timing of the reference signal received with generation timing of the frame synchronization signal generated by the timing generator, and adjusts a generation cycle of the frame synchronization signal generated by the timing generator based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Muraki, Hiroyuki Kato, Shohei Sakamoto, Hideaki Matsuda, Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9661206
    Abstract: A synchronous photographing system includes an operation terminal that performs a photographing operation; and a plurality of image capture apparatuses that performs synchronous photographing in response to an instruction from the operation terminal, in which, among the plurality of image capture apparatuses, one of a plurality of image capture apparatuses participating in synchronous photographing is set as a main image capture apparatus and other image capture apparatuses are set as sub image capture apparatuses, the main image capture apparatus performs control to perform synchronization of a photographing timing among the plurality of image capture apparatuses participating in synchronous photographing, and the operation terminal performs control to instruct the plurality of image capture apparatuses to perform instruction contents from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tanaka, Kazuaki Hagiwara, Kazuya Nara, Toshiya Kiso
  • Patent number: 9659239
    Abstract: An image acquisition unit of a machine learning device acquires n learning images assigned with labels to be used for categorization (n is a natural number larger than or equal to 2). A feature vector acquisition unit acquires a feature vector representing a feature from each of the n learning images. A vector conversion unit converts the feature vector for each of the n learning images to a similarity feature vector based on a similarity degree between the learning images. A classification condition learning unit learns a classification condition for categorizing the n learning images, based on the similarity feature vector converted by the vector conversion unit and the label assigned to each of the n learning images. A classification unit categorizes unlabeled testing images in accordance with the classification condition learned by the classification condition learning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Matsunaga
  • Publication number: 20170142315
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus equipped with a flicker detection function includes an image sensor of a rolling shutter type, calculates a Fourier spectrum including an amplitude and a phase for each of two captured images acquired by the image sensor of the rolling shutter type and having different imaging timings by performing Fourier spectrum analysis based on a flicker period serving as a detection target, and judges that flicker with the flicker period serving as the detection target has occurred, when the amplitude of a calculated Fourier spectrum and the phases of the two Fourier spectrums satisfy predetermined conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi TSUKAGOSHI
  • Publication number: 20170142318
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus is provided with an image capture unit and a communication unit, and is configured to: perform automatic transmission for automatically transmitting an image photographed with the image capture unit to an external device through the communication unit; switch and control a first functional mode for enabling a photography function, and a second functional mode for disabling the photography function and enabling a communication function in relation to image transmission; in a case in which an image is photographed in the first functional mode, record the photographed image as a transmission target image that is targeted for the automatic transmission; and even if the transmission target image is recorded, control the communication unit not to start automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device during the first functional mode, and control the communication unit to start automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device duri
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi TANAKA, Taku KOREKI, Takashi ONODA, Ai NAKAJIMA, Genki KUMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9652822
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an imaging apparatus includes an image acquiring unit, a correction region setting unit, and an image correcting unit. The image acquiring unit acquires an image. The correction region setting unit sets a region of correction of a face of a person in the image acquired by the image acquiring unit based on a position of the face of the person in the image. The image correcting unit corrects an image in the region of correction set by the correction region setting unit. Thus, according to the imaging apparatus of the embodiment, it is possible to obtain a face image of a desired shape more simply and easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 9649859
    Abstract: drawing apparatus including a drawing head on which at least one drawing tool is mounted, the drawing tool applying a drawing on a drawing subject; and an illumination device comprising at least one light source configured to radiate light on an area of the drawing subject where the drawing is applied. The drawing tool includes a first drawing tool that applies the drawing by using a first type ink which is colorless ink or a specific color ink which has substantially the same color as the drawing subject, and a second drawing tool that applies the drawing by using a second type ink different from the first type ink. In case where the drawing on a first drawn area of the drawing subject is applied by the first drawing tool, the imaging unit acquired the subject image by imaging the first drawn area where the light radiated from the light source is specularly reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Bitoh
  • Patent number: 9653057
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes: a contact sensor that generates lip detection information from an operation by a performer; and a controller that derives a lip contact area from the lip detection information generated by the contact sensor, and performs musical note control of an electronic sound source in accordance with the derived lip contact area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Harada, Katsutoshi Sakai, Kazutaka Kasuga, Ryutaro Hayashi, Naotaka Uehara
  • Patent number: 9653059
    Abstract: A CPU 41 acquires a string vibration signal in a case where a string picking operation is performed with respect to the stretched string 22, analyzes a frequency characteristic of the acquired string vibration signal, determines whether or not the analyzed frequency characteristic satisfies a predetermined condition, and changes a frequency characteristic of a musical sound generated in the connected sound source 45 depending on a case where it is determined that the predetermined condition is satisfied or determined that the predetermined condition is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Dejima
  • Patent number: 9652891
    Abstract: An image correcting apparatus includes an input unit and a processor. The input unit receives instruction inputs from a user. The processor performs processes including: displaying an image to be processed, and a mesh image superimposed on said corresponding image, on a display device; deforming a shape of the mesh image based on the instruction inputs; generating a conversion matrix representing coordinates after curvature correction of pixels constituting the image to be processed, based on the deformed shape of the mesh image; updating a recording matrix representing conversion histories of pixels constituting an original image, based on the coordinates represented by the generated conversion matrix; and performing curvature correction on the original image based on the updated recording matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Nimura
  • Patent number: 9645976
    Abstract: An information display apparatus, an information display method and a storage medium including an information display program are described. According to one implementation, the information display apparatus includes a display section, a dictionary information storage section, a text display control section, a character string storage section, a character string list display control section, and an explanatory information display control section. The character string storage section stores a specified character string corresponded with position information showing a position of the character string in a text. The character string list display control section displays in a list the stored character string according to position order of the character string in the text. The explanatory information display control section displays explanatory information of an entry word corresponding to the specified character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiko Rachi
  • Patent number: 9648486
    Abstract: In CE4, a communication terminal transmits data including a latency_off value “1”. After receiving the data, an environment information measuring apparatus transmits data since a latency counter value is “0”. The latency counter value becomes “2” and a latency_off counter value becomes “1”. In CE5, the communication terminal transmits data including a latency_off value “0”. Since each of the latency counter value and the latency_off counter value is not “0”, the environment information measuring apparatus does not receive the data from the communication terminal. The latency counter value becomes “1” and the latency_off counter value becomes “0”. In CE6, since the latency_off counter value is “0”, the environment information measuring apparatus receives the data from the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomida, Toshihiro Takahashi, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: 9645524
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a unit arranging portion that is provided with a unit containing a powder tank; a determination unit that determines the unit provided in the unit arranging portion; and a control unit that supplies a recording medium from a first sheet feeding portion in a case where the determination unit determines that the unit provided in the unit arranging portion is a unit corresponding to a binder toner, and supplies the recording medium from a second sheet feeding portion different from the first sheet feeding portion in a case where the determination unit determines that the unit provided in the unit arranging portion is a unit corresponding to a toner of a predetermined color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Sato
  • Patent number: 9643442
    Abstract: A page-turning device for turning a page of an opened book, page-turning device including an adhesive part which adheres to the page of the book; an arm part with the adhesive part provided on a top end, the arm part making the adhesive part go to and fro between a departure position and a destination position such that the adhesive part adheres to the page at the departure position and separates from the page at the destination position; and a drive unit which rotates the adhesive part in relation to the arm part. The drive unit rotates the adhesive part before the adhesive part reaches the destination position so that an adhering portion of the adhesive part is changed, and stops rotation of the adhesive part when the adhesive part adheres to the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9645973
    Abstract: There is provided a matrix calculation apparatus. The apparatus includes: a matrix calculation formula display controller configured to display a matrix calculation formula on a display unit, wherein the matrix calculation formula comprises a first matrix; a matrix display controller configured to display a second matrix on the display unit; a submatrix receiver configured to input the second matrix into a certain element of the first matrix as a submatrix of the first matrix in response to a user operation; and a matrix size change display controller configured to change a size of the first matrix in accordance with a size of the second matrix and the certain element of the first matrix into which the second matrix is input and then display the matrix calculation formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manato Ono
  • Patent number: 9642436
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: a mounting unit having a mounting surface on which a finger or a toe having a nail is placed; a drawing unit configured to draw at least one specific line on the nail placed on the mounting surface from a first direction; and a nail shape detection unit configured to acquire a specific picture by imaging the specific line from a second direction different from the first direction and to detect a curved shape of the nail in a width direction of the nail based on a shape of the specific line along the width direction in the specific picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20170123383
    Abstract: A radio-controlled timepiece includes: a radio wave reception unit that receives satellite waves and extracts an incoming code sequence encoded in the received satellite waves; a counter unit that counts a date/time of the radio-controlled timepiece; and a processor that: generates an expected code sequence containing at least a portion of a preamble code and a code generated on the basis of the date/time counted by the counter unit that are expected to be part of the incoming code sequence that is extracted, detects a match between the expected code sequence that has been generated and the incoming code sequence by sequentially comparing the expected code sequence with the incoming code sequence, and acquires a present date/time, as indicated by the satellite waves, in accordance with a detection timing of the match, as measured by the data/time counted by the counter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUE, Hideo ABE, Kazuaki ABE
  • Patent number: 9635923
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head to hold at least one drawing tool which performs drawing by applying photocurable fluid material to a drawing target surface of a drawing target object, a light source unit which emits irradiation light including specific light in a specific wavelength region to cure the photocurable fluid material, and a light-blocking member which is disposed between the light source unit and the drawing tool held in the drawing head and blocks the specific light from arriving at the drawing tool when the light source unit emits the irradiation light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Bitoh
  • Patent number: 9636904
    Abstract: A method for forming a thermal transfer printing sheet, including (a) feeding a release sheet having a release surface; (b) transferring an image, which is to be thermally transferred and printed on a transfer medium, onto the release surface of the release sheet; (c) forming a thermoplastic resin pattern, which corresponds to the image as a transfer base material and which is to be colorless and transparent by heat and pressure, and transferring the thermoplastic resin pattern onto the release surface of the release sheet; and (d) fixing the image and the thermoplastic resin pattern onto the release surface of the release sheet in a film shape, through heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohumi Sano, Toshiaki Kanamura, Satoshi Mitsui
  • Patent number: 9640134
    Abstract: A display device includes: a storage unit, a communication unit and a control unit. In the storage unit, preregistered path information indicating a network path is stored. The communication unit receives path information indicating a network path sent from a terminal device. The control unit (i) compares the received path information with the stored path information so as to determine whether or not the received path information and the stored path information indicate approximately the same path and (ii) displays display information on a display unit when determining that the received path information and the stored path information indicate approximately the same path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Irie
  • Patent number: 9639603
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a receiving unit, a searching unit, a storing unit, and a displaying unit. The receiving unit receives a search character string. The searching unit searches a dictionary database according to the received search character string. The storing unit stores headwords which are obtained by the searching unit in a memory as search history data. The displaying unit displays a search history graph based on the search history data. Marks are arranged in the search history graph. The marks show positions of headwords searched for in past times, within a range of headwords collected in the dictionary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Mashimo
  • Patent number: 9641662
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing system including a portable information terminal having a plurality of functions and a wireless terminal which wirelessly communicates with the portable information terminal. The wireless terminal includes an acquisition unit for acquiring function information indicating a plurality of programs contained in the portable information terminal from the portable information terminal and a launch instruction unit for, in response to selection of a program of a plurality of programs indicated by the function information acquired by the acquisition unit, transmitting to the portable information terminal a launch instruction signal for instructing to launch the selected program. The portable information terminal includes a processing unit for starting execution of a program whose launch is instructed by the launch instruction signal following reception of the launch instruction signal from the wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Houjou, Kazuko Hayashi, Koji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9641010
    Abstract: A charger includes a power obtaining unit and a power transfer unit. The power obtaining unit charges a first power storage device with a voltage supplied from outside. The power transfer unit transfers power stored in the first power storage device to a second power storage device so as to store the power in the second power storage device. The power transfer unit includes a voltage decrease reduction unit. The voltage decrease reduction unit reduces voltage decrease of the first power storage device per transfer of the power from the first power storage device to the second power storage device. The second power storage device has a capacitance larger than the first power storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masami Yuyama
  • Patent number: 9640221
    Abstract: An information output device includes an output unit, a recognition unit and a control unit. The output unit outputs a content. The recognition unit recognizes a user. The control unit (i) determines whether the content currently being output by the output unit is suitable for the recognized user, thereby producing a determination result and (ii) changes, on the basis of the determination result, the current output content to a content having the same substance as the current output content but a different playback time from the current output content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chihiro Toyama, Toshihiko Yoshida, Kazuto Yamamoto, Kazuma Kawahara
  • Publication number: 20170115636
    Abstract: A switch device including a case which is provided with a through hole and has a built-in module, a cylindrical member which is attached to the through hole of the case and whose inner end portion protrudes inside the case and is held in the module and outer end portion protrudes outside the case, and an operation member including a shaft section which is arranged inside the cylindrical member in a manner to be slidable in an axial direction of the cylindrical member so as to operate the module and a head section which is provided on an outer end portion of the shaft section and covers and slidably holds the outer end portion of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichiro SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 9635430
    Abstract: In the case of receiving a request for list display of a plurality of images from a communication apparatus, an imaging apparatus acquires image data of a plurality of images recorded in a recording medium and analyzes a shooting mode or a relationship of each of the plurality of images with one or more other images referring to supplementary information such as Exif tag information of the image. In the case of determining that there are images taken in a continuous shooting mode or processed images acquired by performing copy or special processing, the imaging apparatus transmits an icon image for thumbnail for distinguishing the images to the communication apparatus via a predetermined wireless communication line. The communication apparatus receives image data of icon images for thumbnail transmitted by the imaging apparatus and list displays the received image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 9635496
    Abstract: A peripheral transmits an advertisement including an order of connection priority of when a central is connected to the own apparatus. The central receives the advertisement. The central acquires the order of connection priority included in the received advertisement. The central controls transmission of a connection request signal to the peripheral based on the acquired order of connection priority. In response to the transmitted advertisement, the peripheral receives a connection request signal transmitted from the central. According to the connection request signal, the peripheral establishes connection with the central.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Terazaki, Takahiro Tomida, Ryo Okumura, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9635513
    Abstract: A radio wave receiver includes a radio wave reception processor and a processor. The radio wave reception processor receives radio waves and obtains signals transmitted from positioning satellites. The processor sets reception start timing of the radio wave and controls the radio wave reception processor to start reception. The radio wave reception processor performs acquiring operation to acquire transmission signals from a number of positioning satellites necessary for computing a present position. After the acquiring operation, the radio wave reception processor obtains signals necessary for computing the present position from the acquired transmission signals in an obtaining time from an obtaining start timing to an obtaining end timing determined depending on a format according to the positioning satellite. The processor sets the reception start timing so that certain reception conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Oshita
  • Publication number: 20170109343
    Abstract: A dictionary device includes a display; a touch panel; and a CPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa NAKAMURA
  • Patent number: 9626932
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image processing apparatus includes a processor, and a computer-readable medium in which a computer program product is stored. The computer program product causes the processor to perform operations to acquire an image, set an area in the image, change the area set in the image, acquire information on an image near at least one of the area before the change and the area after the change, correct an image in at least one of the area before the change and the area after the change based on the acquired information, and control a display unit to sequentially display the images in the area before the change and the area after the change based on the result of the correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 9628856
    Abstract: An information output apparatus for displaying information such as advertisements increases viewers' attention. A plurality of advertisement videos (id=1, 2, . . . ) stored in an advertisement video storage area 22b are projected onto a display unit 12 from a projection device 13 and reproduced, according to the definition of advertisement video reproduction order stored in an advertisement video reproduction definition storage area 22c. Upon switching the reproduction of each advertisement video, from among a plurality of switching effect images EP . . . (ID=1, 2, . . . ) that are assigned ID numbers in descending order of noticeability against the surrounding environment, i.e. in descending order of the complementary color ratio, and stored in a switching effect image storage area 22e, an image ID associated with higher noticeability is set when the non-operation time (the time during which no person is detected around the apparatus body) from the advertisement video reproduction start is longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kawashimo, Gou Kawakami, Asami Aso
  • Patent number: 9625798
    Abstract: There is provided a light source unit including a first light source, a second light source, a first heat sink for the first light source which is disposed to a side of the first light source, a second heat sink for the second light source which is disposed to a side of the second light source, and a first cooling fan which is disposed between the first heat sink and the second heat sink, wherein the first light source and the first heat sink are connected together by a first heat pipe via a bulkhead, and wherein the second light source and the second heat sink are connected together by a second heat pipe via the bulkhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshifumi Kase
  • Patent number: 9626924
    Abstract: A display auxiliary device includes a light receiving sensor that receives display light from a display target, and a CPU that determines whether or not a switching display synchronous signal is included in the received display light, shields both a left-eye liquid crystal shutter and a right-eye liquid crystal shutter during a light reception period of time of the switching display synchronous signal based on the switching display synchronous signal, and performs a shutter switching operation of the left-eye liquid crystal shutter for the left-eye image and the right-eye liquid crystal shutter for the right-eye image to be switched and displayed, when the switching display synchronous signal is determined to be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Oda, Ken Yoshino
  • Patent number: 9628712
    Abstract: When interval capturing by an imaging section is performed, a CPU acquires a blur state at a capture timing from the detection result by an acceleration sensor, and performs pre-processing (camera-shake processing: trimming processing in consideration of a blur) on the captured image corresponding to the blur state. Also, when the blur is larger than a predetermined value, the CPU further performs post-processing (camera-shake processing: trimming processing in consideration of a blur) also on images captured at capture timings preceding to and subsequent to the capture timing for capturing the image based on the blur state (more specifically, processing lighter in load than the pre-processing at the capture timing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Fujita, Maho Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9628764
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a storage battery; a residual quantity detection section that detects an electrical storage residual quantity of the storage battery; a setting member for receiving an input of a user setting including a plurality of options; a permission/prohibition deciding member that decides whether or not selection of each of the options corresponding to the user setting received by the setting member is permitted on the basis of the electrical storage residual quantity detected by the residual quantity detection section; and an indicating member that indicates an option which is prohibited from being selected by the permission/prohibition deciding member and an option which is permitted to be selected by the permission/prohibition deciding member so that each of the option prohibited from being selected and the option permitted to be selected is distinguishable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo Ishizu
  • Patent number: 9625881
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes: a timer unit configured to count date and time; a current position acquiring unit configured to acquire a current position; an associated position selecting unit configured to select an associated position preset according to a current position when the current position is acquired; a local time calculating unit configured to calculate local time at the current position and local time at the associated position based on the date and time counted by the timer unit, time difference information of the current position and time difference information of the associated position on differences in time from a predetermined reference position; and a display part configured to display the calculated local times simultaneously or by selectively switching therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Morohoshi
  • Patent number: 9618906
    Abstract: A hand-moving mechanism moves a hand and includes a stepping motor and a wheel train mechanism. The stepping motor includes a plurality of coils and rotates a rotational shaft thereof in forward and reverse directions. The wheel train mechanism includes a plurality of gears having: one gear which is coupled to the rotational shaft of the stepping motor; and another gear which is coupled to the hand. The stepping motor includes two coil cores which are arranged in a vicinity of a peripheral edge portion in a module having a bent peripheral edge portion, which have a linear shape respectively and which extend from a central coupling portion respectively. Each of the two coil cores is formed to be bent at a predetermined angle following a bent shape of the peripheral edge portion of the module, so as to sandwich the central coupling portion between the two coil cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Junro Yano
  • Patent number: 9619693
    Abstract: In an imaging device in a display system, a control unit recognizes human traits from an image of a human being that is an object to be displayed, which is obtained by photography. The image of the human being is correlated to information indicating the recognized traits and then transmitted to a digital signage device by a communication unit. In the digital signage device, the display area on an image display unit is determined in accordance with this information indicating the human traits that have been correlated to the image of the human being that is the object to be displayed, and the image of the human being that is the object to be displayed is modified so to be displayed in the determined display area, after which the modified image is displayed on the determined display area of the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiga Murayama, Taichi Honjo
  • Patent number: 9621873
    Abstract: A single lens imaging apparatus which generates a stereoscopic image includes a single imaging lens section which is rotatable around an axis along a first direction orthogonal to an optical axis so that a relationship of a position of background with respect to a subject in an optical image is changed. A first driving section rotates the single imaging lens section around the axis. An obtaining section including a moveable imaging element obtains two image signals at different times corresponding to two optical images which respectively pass through the single imaging lens section at different times before and after a rotation thereof by the first driving section and in which the relationship of the position of the background with respect to the subject is different. A generating section generates image data of a stereoscopic image based on the two image signals respectively obtained before and after the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Kuno
  • Patent number: 9621790
    Abstract: In the present invention, a control section determines the type of a touch operation performed on a touch panel during review display that is performed in a display section (monitor screen) for a predetermined amount of time after an image is captured by an imaging section, and performs type-specific processing according to the determined type on the image being review displayed. For example, when a slide operation is performed as a touch operation on the touch panel, the control section determines the slide direction as the type of the operation and performs type-specific processing based on the slide direction (direction-specific processing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Otani
  • Publication number: 20170099404
    Abstract: A user is allowed to set contents of imaging work for digitization of a book using a page turning device to turn over each page of the book in a spread state from an original position to a destination position and settings of the imaging work are stored in advance. When a user commands initiation of the imaging work, the stored settings are confirmed and an imaging operation screen to present, to the user, guidance information related to an imaging procedure corresponding to the settings is separately displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu HASEGAWA, Naoaki MISAKI, Ryo NIMURA
  • Patent number: 9614790
    Abstract: A software execution control apparatus includes a reference information management unit for collecting and renewing reference information to be referred to for execution of a plurality of applications, a user message preprocessing unit for receiving a user message, extracting one or more components from the user message, and analyzing the user message based on the extracted components, a message processing unit for specifying one or more actions required by the user based on the analysis result of the user message, and an APP execution unit for selecting and executing one or more applications based on reference information managed by the reference information management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Yuji Sonoyama, Koji Nishitani
  • Patent number: 9612639
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chargeable battery, a system section, and a charging control section. The charging control system allocates electrical current supplied from the external device to the system section for use thereby and the battery for charging. The charging control section stops charging of the battery temporarily when a prescribed condition is met in the system section and the electrical current supplied via the cable is not a maximum current for the cable, and regulates the electrical current supplied via the cable to be at a constant level below the maximum current. The charging control section supplies electrical current from the battery to the system section as needed to meet a power demand by the system section that is not met by the electric current via the cable, while the electrical current supplied via the cable is being regulated to be at the constant level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9610665
    Abstract: A stamping-face plate holder is provided. The stamping-face plate holder comprises a plate holding member formed with a positioning recess for receiving and positioning a stamping-face plate and a film for covering the stamping-face plate held in the plate holding member. The stamping-face plate is made of a porous material impregnated with ink. The plate holding member consists of a top paper board and a bottom paper board, both boards being integrated by adhering and the positioning recess is formed in the top paper board. The film covers the whole surface of the top paper board and adheres to the top paper board excepting the stamping-face plate held therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Yuno, Takayuki Hirotani, Yasushi Murai, Shigeru Futawatari, Takanori Suzuki, Yoshimasa Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9615027
    Abstract: Problem: To simplify an operation for causing an apparatus to perform desired control. Solution to Problem: In an image capturing apparatus 1, an image capturing unit 16 continuously captures an image of a subject and sequentially outputs image data. An image analysis unit 53 determines whether or not there is an instruction regarding storage of the image data outputted by the image capturing unit 16. A storage control unit 56 carries out control to store the image data outputted from the image capturing unit 16 in a storage unit 19 upon it being determined that there is an instruction regarding storage. An output control unit 51 carries out control to display, in an output unit 18, a live view image corresponding to the image data sequentially outputted by the image capturing unit 16 along with a first indicator image for processing the stored image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Nishizaka, Yoshinori Tomidokoro