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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170090365
    Abstract: A print sheet creation method, including a first transfer step of forming a laminated film by transferring a first toner layer including achromatic toner and a second toner layer including chromatic toner and formed on the first toner layer to a first transfer target medium, a second transfer step of transferring the formed laminated film to a second transfer target medium from the first transfer target medium such that the first toner layer is an uppermost layer, a first fixing step of fixing the laminated film transferred to the second transfer target medium to the second transfer target medium, and a third transfer step of transferring a third toner layer which includes achromatic toner and is thicker than the first toner layer to the laminated film fixed to the second transfer target medium and having the first toner layer as the uppermost layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumio SHIMAZU, Kazuhiro KAMEYAMA, Shohei OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170094148
    Abstract: An external light source with a blinking period serving as a flicker occurrence factor can be reliably and quickly detected under any imaging environment from among a plurality of different external light sources with blinking periods. When a frame period where the phase of an imaging frame coincides with the blinking period of an external light source at a predetermined frame interval is to be set as a frame period for flicker detection, a frame period where the phase of an imaging frame coincides with the blinking periods of a plurality of different external light sources at different frame intervals is set as a frame period for flicker detection. Then, by judging at which frame interval the brightness of a plurality of frame images sequentially captured with the frame period is being changed, it is judged which light is a flicker occurrence factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi TSUKAGOSHI
  • Publication number: 20170090327
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including a binder pattern transfer section which transfers, at a first point, a binder pattern to a transfer belt moving in a predetermined direction, and a color pattern transfer section which transfers a color pattern to the transfer belt at predetermined timing, at a second point located on a lower flow side in a movement direction of the transfer belt than the first point, in which the color pattern transfer section applies electric charge to the binder pattern transferred by the binder pattern transfer section when the binder pattern passes through the second point along with a movement of the transfer belt, instead of transferring the color pattern to the transfer belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumio SHIMAZU, Yasunori HAGARI, Hiroaki OTSUBO, Hideki ANDO
  • Publication number: 20170090415
    Abstract: An electrophotographic image forming apparatus including an absolute humidity derivation section which derives absolute humidity inside the apparatus, and a control section which, when the absolute humidity inside the apparatus derived by the absolute humidity derivation section is smaller than a predetermined first threshold value, sets a dither pattern density based on an original image to be smaller compared to when the absolute humidity inside the apparatus is larger than the predetermined first threshold value, and forms a latent image on a photosensitive drum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumio SHIMAZU, Kazuhiro KAMEYAMA, Shohei OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170091739
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus includes the following. An operation unit receives operation by touch by an operator. A setting unit sets contents of operation corresponding to how the operation unit is touched associated with each operator. A controller performs, for each operator, contents of operation set by the setting unit associated with how the operation unit is touched in response to the operator touching the operation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi TOMA
  • Publication number: 20170088943
    Abstract: A method of forming a structure, including forming a photo-thermal conversion material on a medium having an expanding layer by printing, before the expanding layer is expanded, wherein the expanding layer is expanded when heated, forming at least one of a white material and a coloring material on the photo-thermal conversion material formed on the medium, by printing, and expanding the expanding layer by heating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fusao NISHIURA, Hideaki TERADA
  • Publication number: 20170091740
    Abstract: A sales data processing device includes an operator display unit, a customer display unit and a display control unit. The operator display unit displays a screen for an operator to operate. The customer display unit displays a screen for a customer to view. The display control unit displays, on the screen of the operator display unit, a recommendation button to start displaying information on a recommended item on the screen of the customer display unit. When the recommendation button is operated by the operator, the display control unit displays the information on the recommended item on the screen of the customer display unit and displays an input button to input whether the customer purchases the recommended item on the screen of the operator display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki ENOMOTO, Katsuyuki ITAKURA
  • Publication number: 20170090697
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus includes the following. An operation unit is associated with a display and receives operation by touch. A setting unit associates an operator group with each operator according to a predetermined condition and associates a predetermined number of operator groups with each tab or each screen displayed on the display. A display control unit generates an operator selection screen to select the operator based on contents set by the setting unit and displays the operator selection screen on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi TOMA
  • Publication number: 20170090862
    Abstract: An electronic device having a display section, comprising: a processor, wherein the processor executes the processing of: displaying a module image corresponding to a module used for sound processing and a sound information image corresponding to sound information relating to generation of a sound which can be set in the module on the display section; receiving an operation on at least one of the sound information image displayed on the display section and the module image displayed on the display section; and controlling the sound processing performed by setting the sound information corresponding to the sound information image to the module according to the operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiju SUZUKI, Shinichi MORITANI, Yusuke HATANO
  • Publication number: 20170090035
    Abstract: A positioning control method includes: determining whether a battery charge level is equal to or lower than a threshold; requesting an external device to acquire at least one positioning satellite information item according to a signal reception state of positioning satellites at a current location, from among positioning satellite information items of detectable positioning satellites, within a valid period of the positioning satellite information items, when the determining determines that the battery charge level is equal to or lower than the threshold; acquiring the at least one positioning satellite information item according to the requesting; and positioning the current location based on the acquired positioning satellite information item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji SHINGYOJI
  • Publication number: 20170094234
    Abstract: A projection system includes: an imaging unit configured to photograph a predetermined region; a projection unit configured to project an image on a first surface and a second surface different from the first surface; and a processor configured to control a projection by the projection unit based on a state of a person photographed by the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru TAKAHAMA
  • Publication number: 20170090696
    Abstract: A selection display apparatus includes a display controller which makes a window area in which an item key(s) for selecting an item is(are) displayed according to categories, a window selection key area in which window selection keys for selecting a category of items to be displayed in the window area are displayed, and a specific category selecting key for selecting a specific category among the categories be displayed in a display; a first key controller which, when one window selection key among window selection keys displayed in the window selection key area is operated, makes the item key corresponding to a category indicated be displayed by the window selection key in the window area; and a second key controller which, when the specific category selecting key is operated, makes the item key corresponding to the category indicated by the specific category selecting key be displayed in the window area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi TOMA
  • Patent number: 9606852
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a microcontroller device that has, in one chip: a central processing unit; a plurality of peripheral circuits configured to execute respective prescribed processes in response to corresponding trigger signals; and a peripheral control unit that controls respective activations of the plurality of peripheral circuits, wherein at least one of the peripheral circuits is configured to: control operation of an external device; determine whether or not the operation of the external device has ended without an error; enter a standby mode to accept a next trigger signal when the operation of the external device ended without an error; and generate an interrupt signal to interrupt the central processing unit when the operation of the external device ended with an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Soshi
  • Patent number: 9607593
    Abstract: An automatic composition apparatus includes a processing unit. The processing unit performs a note pitch shift process, a matching-level calculating process and a melody generating process. The note pitch shift process performs pitch shift on pitches of individual note data items included in an input phrase. The matching-level calculating process calculates a matching level between a phrase including note data items subjected to the pitch shift and a designated chord progression data item, with reference to a plurality of note connection rules each of which defines a connection relation of consecutive note types, if the pitch shift is performed. The melody generating process generates a melody based on the phrase which includes the note data items subjected to the pitch shift and which is selected based on the calculated matching level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Minamitaka
  • Patent number: 9603431
    Abstract: A nail design device which allows a user to more easily select one of a plurality of nail designs that fits the shape of a nail, a nail printing apparatus which includes the nail design device and performs drawing on a nail, a nail design method, and a computer-readable recording medium storing a nail design program are provided. The nail printing apparatus 10 includes an analyzing unit 62 which derives a feature quantity of a nail based on a shape of the nail from an image including the nail, a judging unit 63 which judges whether at least one of a plurality of nail designs is suitable for the nail on the basis of a comparison between the feature quantity and design data, the design data being corresponding to the plurality of nail designs, and a display control unit 60 which causes at least one of the plurality of nail designs that has been judged to be suitable for the nail by the judging unit 63, to be displayed highlighted on a display unit 32 as a fitting nail design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Publication number: 20170079405
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a pen that applies a liquid material to a drawing surface and a cap that covers a tip side of the pen and is arranged at a standby position of the pen. The cap includes: an inner cap that has an opening and covers the tip side of the pen when a periphery of the opening is brought into contact with the outer peripheral surface of the tip side of the pen; an outer cap that has an opening, is arranged outside of the inner cap, and covers the tip side of the pen that is covered by the inner cap when the pen is locked into the outer cap; and an elastic member that is arranged between the outer cap and the inner cap and energizes the inner cap towards an opening side of the outer cap. The pen and the outer cap each have an interlockable locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichiro ASAKO
  • Publication number: 20170082981
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece, including: a reciprocating hand which is provided to be rotatable only within a partial angle range of a circle; and a processor which acquires information according to an operation of the reciprocating hand, and makes the reciprocating hand perform a predetermined notification operation when a destination of the reciprocating hand is out of the angle range, the destination being determined on the basis of the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170085840
    Abstract: An information gathering apparatus includes an information acquisition sensor unit to acquire information and a propelling system to fly in air. The information gathering apparatus includes a supporting unit and a controller. The supporting unit supports the propelling system in the first and second configurations. The controller moves the supporting unit such that the supporting unit supports the propelling system in the second configuration after the information gathering apparatus is thrown up in a state where the supporting unit supports the propelling system in the first configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro MIZUSHINA, Shunsuke YAMADA, Toshihiro TAKAHASHI, Hideaki MATSUDA
  • Publication number: 20170086253
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a wireless communication unit, a storage unit and a processor. The wireless communication unit performs near field communication with another wireless communication device. The storage unit stores an other-device address which is identification information of said another wireless communication device and which is acquired through the wireless communication unit. The processor updates an own-device address which is identification information of the wireless communication device, when receiving an instruction for excluding the other-device address from a connection destination of the near field communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho KYOU, Makoto NAKAGAWA, Takaomi YONEKURA
  • Publication number: 20170079402
    Abstract: A nail shape acquiring device has a control unit, which acquires a plurality of index values representing a degree of curve of a curved shape of a nail of each of a plurality of objects on the basis of at least one image in which the plurality of objects is imaged. The plurality of objects are a plurality of fingers, including at least one pair of same type fingers on right and left hands, or toes, including at least one pair of same type toes on right and left feet. A determination unit determines, on the basis of different index values for nails of the same type fingers or the same type toes, whether at least one of the index values is to be used as a value representing the degree of the curve of the curved shape of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170082980
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a turnable hand and a processor that controls a turn of the hand. When the processor performs a rapid shift of the hand to a set target position, the processor performs a control of a damping of reciprocation of the hand in which the hand performs a predetermined reciprocation about the target position as a reference position and gradually decreases an amplitude of the reciprocation thereof during the rapid shift.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MOROHOSHI, Takeshi MIYAKE, Tatsuyoshi OMURA
  • Publication number: 20170083799
    Abstract: There is provided an input device which accepts input with a simple operation. A printing device 100 is an input device which accepts the input of input data, including a motion detection section 100a, a determination section, and an acquisition section 100d. The motion detection section 100a detects the motion of the input device. The determination section determines whether an input condition is met. When the determination section determines that the input condition is met, the acquisition section 100d acquires a trajectory of the input device based on the motion of the input device detected by the motion detection section 100a to acquire, as input data, the layout of a pattern corresponding to the trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi NARUSE
  • Publication number: 20170084212
    Abstract: An information display device includes a display and a processor. The display displays product information. The processor determines whether or not information relating to the product information is printable. The display displays a printability indication indicating that the information relating to the product information is printable in a case where the processor determines that the information relating to the product information is printable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunihiro MATSUBARA, Shingo OMATA, Yuuichi SAGOU
  • Patent number: 9599883
    Abstract: To provide a light source unit which can execute a projection with less consumed power and noise and a projector including this light source unit, a light source unit is provided which includes an excitation light source and a luminescent plate which includes a first luminescent light emitting area on which a resin mixed luminescent material layer containing a resin binder is provided and a second luminescent light emitting area on which a luminescent material containing no resin binder is provided, on to which first luminescent light emitting area and second luminescent light emitting area excitation light from the excitation light source is shone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Masuda
  • Patent number: 9601158
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes a combination candidate selection processing unit. When one moving image is generated by combining a plurality of moving images, the combination candidate selection processing unit judges a possibility of combination between a moving image which is a basis for combination chosen and another moving image based on a predetermined condition. Furthermore, the combination candidate selection processing unit selects, as a candidate of a moving image for a combination target, a moving image that can be combined with the moving image which is a basis for combination, from among other moving images based on a judgment result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Nishizaka
  • Patent number: 9600871
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an imaging apparatus includes an image acquiring unit, an image correcting unit, and a correction preprocessing unit. The image acquiring unit acquires an image. The image correcting unit performs distortion correction for the image acquired by the image acquiring unit. The correction preprocessing unit determines an inclination of a face of a person in the image acquired by the image acquiring unit. Further, the correction preprocessing unit performs control so that the image correcting unit performs distortion correction of the image at an intensity according to the determined inclination of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 9597910
    Abstract: A toner for a thermal transfer printing sheet is advantageous in terms of a fixing property to a release sheet, durability against deformation upon cooling, and a property of holding an image-forming toner, in addition to grindability and chargeability of the toner. The toner for a thermal transfer printing sheet is characterized by comprising a negative-charged crystalline polyester resin, wherein the toner has an average particle size D50 (volume) of 20 to 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Mitsui, Masaru Sato, Hideyoshi Niinuma, Tomohumi Sano, Toshiaki Kanamura
  • Patent number: 9600735
    Abstract: An image processing device is provided with an acquiring unit configured to acquire a face image and, a control unit configured to specify a face direction in the face image acquired by the acquiring unit and add, based on the specified face direction, a picture expressing a contour of a face component to the face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakagome, Shigeru Kafuku
  • Patent number: 9599885
    Abstract: A driving apparatus drives a load so as to periodically change a physical quantity as a controlled object. The apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to calculate a deviation between the targeted value and a detection value detected by the detection unit, a storage unit configured to store past deviations calculated by the calculation unit, a determination unit configured to determine a manipulative variable corresponding to the physical quantity, by referring to a past deviation before a predetermined period, which has been stored in the storage unit, and a driving unit configured to drive the load, based on the manipulative variable determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Publication number: 20170076704
    Abstract: An electronic stringed musical instrument is provided which is capable of performing string-pressing detection while maintain a neck, strength without lowering reliability. Here, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags where wiring is not necessary are arranged between frets for each of the first to sixth strings, whereby its neck strength is maintained. When a string comes close to an RFID tag in response to a string-pressing operation, the RFID tag wirelessly transmits first identification information including at least its own “fret number (string-pressed point)” using electrical power acquired by receiving a radio wave transmitted from the string that functions as an antenna. Then, this information is received and demodulated via the string that functions as an antenna. That is, the string-pressed point is detected by non-contact detection, so that string-pressing detection can be performed without lowering reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya DEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20170071314
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus and a drawing method for a drawing apparatus whereby only an amount of drying necessary to dry the ink can be efficiently performed, and both high-definition drawing and expedited drawing processing can be realized. The drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit 40 that performs a drawing on a surface of a nail T by applying ink to the surface of the nail T, and a fan 92; a drying unit 90 that performs a drying operation for drying the ink applied to the surface of the nail T; a drying condition determination portion 813 that determines a drying condition for the drying unit 90; and a drying control portion 814 that controls the drying operation of the drying unit 90 in accordance with a determination by the drying condition determination portion 813.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu IRIE
  • Publication number: 20170076707
    Abstract: A waveform data structure includes a plurality of types of frames having different data sizes. Each of the plurality of types of frames includes an auxiliary information area and a data area. The auxiliary information area includes an area for storing common effective-bit length data for a section of waveform samples, and an area for storing an identifier for identifying one of the plurality of types of frames. The data area is an area for storing extracted waveform samples which are extracted from the waveform samples based on the common effective-bit length. The number of the extracted waveform samples is determined based on the common effective-bit length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Goro SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20170075309
    Abstract: A drive device includes a first hand, a second hand, and a control unit that controls a movement operation of the second hand. The control unit starts movement of the second hand in a period after start of movement of the first hand before stop of the movement of the first hand. The control unit controls the movement operation of the second hand according to a decrease in a movement speed of the first hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mototaka MINAKUCHI, Noriyuki KITTA