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: 20170180776
    Abstract: An information acquisition apparatus including a detection section which detects a movement of the information acquisition apparatus, a reception section which receives identification information transmitted from an external apparatus and indicating output information that is being outputted to the external apparatus, a reception control section which controls the reception section to receive the identification information when the detection section detects a predetermined movement; and an information reception section which receives information related to the output information that is being outputted to the external apparatus and indicated by the identification information, when the reception section receives the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fuminobu NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170178331
    Abstract: To increase the frequency of executing a loop closing process, and to reduce an accumulated error in a local device position, and the like. A rotational image picker of an autonomous movement device picks up an image while performing a rotational action. An image memory stores information on the picked-up image. A map memory stores a created map. A position estimator estimates the local device position. A similar image searcher searches, from the image memory, the image that has a similarity level of equal to or greater than a predetermined similarity level. A map corrector corrects the map stored in the map memory when the similar image searcher founds the image that has the similarity level of equal to or greater than the predetermined similarity level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro NARIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170178838
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an input apparatus comprising a key that is displaceable along a direction; a first detecting circuit that comprises an electrostatic capacitance sensor that detects a variation of an electrostatic capacitance caused by a contact or a proximity of a pressing body with the key; and a second detecting circuit that comprises a first electrode, the second detecting circuit detecting an electric connection of the first electrode to a second electrode that is displaced along the direction as the key is displaced, wherein the input apparatus switches a detecting status thereof exclusively between a first detecting status and a second detecting status to each other in accordance with a displacement variation of the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki OHIRA, Yoshihisa MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170172279
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus is provided by which quality of a predetermined degree or higher can be preserved in cases of drawing a nail design on a nail; and a drawing method for the drawing apparatus. The drawing apparatus includes a reference plane on which a finger or toe having a nail is mounted; a drawing unit (40) that draws a nail design on a drawable area in the nail; a nail height detection portion (814) that detects a distribution of height from the reference plane within a surface of the nail, on the basis of an image obtained by imaging the nail; and a design determination portion (815) that determines the suitability of drawing the nail design on the surface of the nail by the drawing unit (40), on the basis of the drawable area based on the distribution by the nail height detection portion (814).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki NAGAO
  • Publication number: 20170176947
    Abstract: A hand-moving mechanism configured to move a hand, the hand-moving mechanism including a stepping motor that includes a plurality of coils and that rotates a rotational shaft thereof in forward and reverse directions; a wheel train mechanism that includes a plurality of gears including one gear which is coupled to the rotational shaft of the stepping motor, and another gear which is coupled to the hand; and a motor driving control unit that individually controls energization to each coil to drive the stepping motor. A number of the coils to be simultaneously energized in a display hand-moving operation is different from a number of the coils to be simultaneously energized in a non-display hand-moving operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta SAITO, Junro YANO
  • Publication number: 20170176187
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a magnetic sensor which acquires a status of a magnetic field around the electronic apparatus, an angular velocity sensor, and a processor. The processor controls whether the detection of an angular velocity of a spatial movement of the electronic apparatus is performed by the angular velocity sensor or a magnetic gyro sensor composed of the magnetic sensor, based on the status of the magnetic field acquired by the magnetic sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori ISHIHAMA
  • Publication number: 20170177067
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a state determination unit. The state determination unit switches between first execution processing that executes a function of the information processing device by way of an operating system, and second execution processing that stops operation of the operating system during operation, and executes a specific function of the information processing device by way of a specific program without turning ON a power source of the information processing device. The second execution processing is not performed during execution of the first execution processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi OKADA, Hiroyuki KATO, Keiichi IMAMURA, Kayo OKADA, Masaru SAKATA, Kousuke ISHIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170176845
    Abstract: A light source device includes a plurality of first solid-state light emitting elements configured to emit first beams. a light splitting mirror provided in correspondence to the first solid-state light emitting elements and configured to split the first beams, which are incident from a first direction, by penetration and reflection, and a reflection mirror provided in correspondence to the light splitting mirror and configured to reflect one first beams split at the light splitting mirror in the same direction as the other first beams split at the light splitting mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi OGINO
  • Publication number: 20170176997
    Abstract: To quickly recover from a status in which a local device position estimation is unavailable. A movement processor of an autonomous movement device executes a drive process for a driver so as to move autonomously. A position estimator estimates the local device position. An estimation determiner determines whether or not the estimation result of the local device position by the position estimator is uniquely defined. A movement process controller controls the movement processor so as to move to a position where the estimation result of the local device position by the position estimator is uniquely defined when the estimation determiner determines that the estimation result is not defined uniquely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro NARIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170176952
    Abstract: A smartphone includes: a touch panel display that performs display and receives an operation by a user; flash memory; a CPU; and a time display program that is stored in the flash memory and is configured so as to be executed by the CPU. This time display program includes: a command for causing the touch panel display to receive a selection operation of a specified city by the user; and a command for causing the touch panel display to display a center of a local time display of the specified city so as to be superimposed on a display location of the specified city in a map showing the specified city.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoaki MISAKI, Norihito HANAFUSA
  • Publication number: 20170169203
    Abstract: An authenticator of an interactive device authenticates a user. A speech urger urges the user to speak when the authenticator unsuccessfully authenticates the user. An interaction controller performs interaction according to the authenticated user when the authenticator successfully authenticates the user by voice of the user urged to speak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutaka ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20170168498
    Abstract: A determination on whether or not a local device position and a map contain an error is made. A position measurer of an autonomous movement device measures a local device position. A map memory stores the created map. A position estimator estimates the local device position. A determiner determines whether or not a difference between the measured position by the position measurer and the estimated position by the position estimator is within a predetermined error range. A map editor edits the stored map in the map memory when the determiner determines that the difference is out of the predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20170169807
    Abstract: A delay time counter in a DSP cyclically counts a sampling clock from zero to a delay time sampling count and issues a delay time interrupt to a CPU each time the sampling clock count reaches the delay time sampling count. The CPU measures a time difference between each time the DSP issues the delay time interrupt and each time sequence clock interrupts occur a number of times corresponding to the delay time. Then, in order to reduce this time difference, the CPU increases or decreases a maximum count that is set to the sequence clock counter. Therefore, in the next delay process, the shift between the time by which the automatic performance is advanced by the CPU (which is equal to the delay time) and the timing of the delay process executed by the DSP (which is also equal in length to the delay time) will be corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki SATO
  • Publication number: 20170164698
    Abstract: The present invention is a band including a band main body and a band coupling member which is attached to an end portion of the band main body and a band attachment section of an attachment target member corresponding to the end portion of the band main body, in which the band coupling member has a structure where a plurality of component pieces are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the band main body and fixed to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho NAGAHARA, Junichi SATO
  • Patent number: 9680204
    Abstract: An antenna device of the present invention includes an antenna element which transmits or receives an electromagnetic wave having a specific frequency by being supplied with electric power, a conductive element which is formed of a conductive material, arranged so as to be spaced apart from and face the antenna element, and serves as a parasitic element, and a housing having a sealed space therein. The antenna element is provided inside the housing, and the conductive element is provided on outer surface of the housing, or in inner part of the housing, or in a mount member by which the housing is worn on a human body, or in a holding member for holding the housing; the conductive element is electromagnetically coupled to the antenna element, resonates with the specific frequency; and transmits or receives the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Aoki, Shigeru Yagi, Kaoru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9681258
    Abstract: When executing a predetermined application in which radio communication with a slave device is necessary, a master device scans an advertisement from the slave device by using previously-set one channel among three channels for advertising. When transmitting the advertisement to the master device executing the predetermined application, the slave device transmits the advertisement by using previously-set one channel among three channels for advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takahashi, Takahiro Tomida, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: 9681110
    Abstract: There is provided a luminescent wheel including a reflecting plate on which a diffuse plate and a luminescent material layer are provided in an end-to-end relationship with each other in a circumferential direction, a first supporting plate which is provided on one surface of the reflecting plate to support part of the diffuse plate, and a second supporting plate which is provided on the other surface of the reflecting plate to support part of the diffuse plate, and the luminescent material layer is formed on the reflecting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9679604
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for playback of a moving picture, which compares an action speed of a specific action of an object in a moving picture played back and displayed by a playback unit with an action speed of a separately acquired specific action which is a comparison target, controls a playback speed during the playback of the specific action by the playback unit based on the comparison result, and displays comparison information relating to the comparison result during the playback of the specific action by the playback unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Yoshida, Katsunori Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Kato, Jun Muraki
  • Patent number: 9678417
    Abstract: A projector includes a light source unit comprising a microlens array having a first area and a second area having a wider interval than that of the first area, a first light source configured to emit light to be incident on the first area, and a second light source configured to emit light to be incident on the first area and the second area, wherein the microlens array diffuses the lights emitted from the first light source and the second light source by microlenses thereof, a collective lens collecting diffuse lights diffused by the microlens array, a display device on which the diffuse lights collected by the collective lens are shone to produce projected light, a projection optical system guiding the projected light produced by the display device, and a control unit controlling the display device and the light source unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 9675159
    Abstract: According to one implementation, there is provided a drawing apparatus including a carriage, a cap member, and a holding/separating mechanism. The carriage holds a drawing tool including a tip. The cap member includes a tip receiving unit which covers and seals the tip. The holding/separating mechanism holds the tip of the drawing tool in a sealing state with the tip receiving unit when the drawing tool is placed in a standby position, and separates the tip of the drawing tool and the cap member from each other before starting the drawing. The holding/separating mechanism includes a move prevention member which is fixed to a certain position. The move prevention member comes into contact with the drawing tool so that the move prevention member prevents the drawing tool from moving in a direction that separates the tip from the cap member in the sealing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Bitoh
  • Patent number: 9679383
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus 1 is equipped with: a CPU 11 that acquires a plurality of images; a normalization unit 54 that performs normalization such that an area of at least one of a plurality of acquired images satisfies a predetermined criterion; and a display control unit 56 that performs control such that a plurality of images including the images normalized by the normalization unit 54 are displayed in an output unit 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakagome, Yoshihiro Kawamura, Tomohiko Murakami, Yuichi Onumata
  • Patent number: 9679386
    Abstract: An image processing device of the present invention determines the pixel values of background pixels based on a pixel value histogram of a target image to be segmented into a foreground and a background, determines pixels of the target image having pixel values equivalent to the pixel values of these background pixels, as a portion of the background pixels, and determines other background pixels and foreground pixels in the target image by use of the pixel value of each pixel in the target image and the positional information of this portion of the background pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori Ishii
  • Patent number: 9678568
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The apparatus has a displaying unit for displaying plural items, the items prepared for giving instructions of performing different operations respectively, a detecting unit for detecting movement, and a controlling unit for, when an item is designated from among the plural items, performing an operation corresponding to the designated item. Further, on the assumption that any of the plural items is designated on the displaying unit and the detecting unit detects movement, the controlling unit changes an indication of the designated item or an indication relating to designated item, displayed on the displaying unit, and on the assumption that other item is designated on the displaying unit and the detecting unit detects movement, changes an indication of the designated other item or an indication relating to designated other item, displayed on the displaying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru Kakegawa
  • Patent number: 9681379
    Abstract: A communication device includes a reception unit, a detection unit and a control unit. The reception unit receives broadcast information broadcasted through first communication of a first communication system. The detection unit detects a radio field intensity of the received broadcast information. The control unit controls second communication of a second communication system based on the detected radio field intensity, thereby activating or deactivating the second communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Kawahara, Toshihiko Yoshida, Yoichi Murayama, Gou Kawakami, Asami Aso, Takashi Kawashimo
  • Publication number: 20170161786
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus performing radio communication based on either role, a master or a slave, includes: a role change receiver receiving a role change request from a master to a slave when the radio communication apparatus has a role of master and has established connection to another radio communication apparatus operating as a slave; and an identification information transmitter transmitting identification information to the other radio communication apparatus on a given channel at shorter time intervals when the role change receiver receives the change request than a given comparison criterion for when the role change receiver does not receive the change request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu TERAZAKI, Toshihiro TAKAHASHI, Ryo OKUMURA, Takahiro TOMIDA
  • Patent number: 9671680
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes the following. A camera unit; a remote control unit which controls the camera unit; a detachable mechanism which detachably connects the camera unit and the remote control unit; and a shaped portion provided on the detachable mechanism to fix the camera unit in a predetermined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Kamiya, Yosuke Nagayama, Shinobu Sugioka, Takayuki Satou, Takashi Tateno
  • Patent number: 9671682
    Abstract: An excitation light source is configured to emit excitation light. A fluorescent substance plate is configured to be excited by the excitation light and to emit fluorescent substance light having a wavelength different from a wavelength of the excitation light. A condensing optical system is configured to condense the excitation light emitted from the excitation light source to an excitation light irradiation region that is smaller than the fluorescent substance plate, to apply the excitation light to the fluorescent substance plate, and to take in fluorescent substance emission light from the excitation light irradiation region. The excitation light is applied to the fluorescent substance plate such that the excitation light irradiation region is eccentric to the fluorescent substance plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naotsugu Ogura
  • Patent number: 9671498
    Abstract: A GPS receiving apparatus and a computer readable storage medium are described. According to one implementation, the GPS receiving apparatus includes a GPS receiving unit, a storage unit, a position measuring unit, a reception control unit, and a movement judging unit. The storage unit stores GPS information. The reception control unit starts reception operation with a first or second mode. In the first mode, the GPS receiving unit uses the stored GPS information. In the second mode, the stored GPS information is not used. The movement judging unit judges whether the apparatus is moved a predetermined distance or more from a previous measured position. When the movement judging unit judges that the apparatus is moved the predetermined distance or more, the reception control unit starts reception operation with the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Shingyoji
  • Patent number: 9674495
    Abstract: A projection device includes: a projection part configured to project an image; a shape acquisition part configured to acquire a shape of a screen on which the image from the projection part is projected; a first projection control part configured to project a first image using a part of a projectable area by the projection part in accordance with the shape of the screen; a determination part configured to determine whether there is a projection target in an area outside the screen; and a second projection control part configured to project a second image by the projection part to the projection target in the area outside the screen in accordance with a result of the determination by the determination part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiga Murayama, Taichi Honjo
  • Patent number: 9671893
    Abstract: The present invention aims at being able to prevent unintentional operation and to improve operating characteristics even if the entirety of a touch panel can be effectively used as a touch operating surface. Specifically, a touch control table that is a table storing thresholds set in accordance with regions on the touch screen is provided, and this touch control table has “Region” and “Threshold” as respective columns. A CPU detects a contact position and area of contact as contact states at the time of touch operation on the screen (touch screen) of a touch input display unit. The CPU identifies the touched region on the basis of the contact position, and thereafter compares the detected area of contact to the threshold set in accordance with the region. The CPU interprets the touch operation on the basis of the comparisons of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Tanimoto, Shigeki Uesaka
  • Patent number: 9674437
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imaging apparatus configured to perform interval shooting for taking shots sequentially at a set shooting interval. The imaging apparatus includes a shooting parameter setting unit and the shooting parameter setting limiting unit. The shooting parameter setting unit sets time-related shooting parameters including a shooting interval of the interval shooting. Further, the shooting parameter setting unit determines the shooting situation or shooting setting. The shooting parameter setting limiting unit limits a settable range of a time-related shooting parameter to be set by the shooting parameter setting unit to a different range according to the shooting situation or the shooting setting determined by the shooting parameter setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20170153638
    Abstract: An acquirer of an autonomous mobile device acquires a value of level difference between a datum level and the device. A determiner determines whether the value of level difference acquired by the acquirer is equal to or higher than a given value. A movement restrictor restricts parallel shift of the device when the determiner determines that the value is equal to or higher than the given value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro KAWAMURA, Hiroki ATSUMI
  • Publication number: 20170154207
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a first determination unit that determines whether or not a privacy level indicating a level of difficulty in identifying a person's face included in an image as a face of a specific person satisfies a predetermined condition; and an image capture control unit that performs control to execute a predetermined image-related process, in the case where the first determination unit determines that the privacy level satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170154437
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a smoothing section that performs smoothing on a human face area included in an image, an area specifying section that specifies a specific area in the human face area, and a sharpening section that performs processing for reducing a smoothing effect on the specified specific area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi SATO
  • Patent number: 9662072
    Abstract: An exercise information detecting apparatus of the present invention includes a heartbeat sensor which detects heartbeat data of a human body including a waveform signal, an exercise status detecting section which detects exercise data regarding an exercise status of the human body, an exercise status judging section which judges a change of the exercise status of the human body based on the exercise data detected by the exercise status detecting section, and a heart rate calculating section which removes, as a noise component, an invalid peak from among a plurality of peaks included in the waveform signal of the heartbeat data based on the change of the exercise status of the human body judged by the exercise status judging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 9667930
    Abstract: A CPU of a projector determines whether or not a correction mode in which the aspect ratio of an input image is changed to correct distortion is set and, if the correction mode is set, determines distortion correction process parameters for changing the aspect ratio of the image to be projected onto a screen to project the image in the form of a rectangular image, and the image converter performs geometric correction on the input image on the basis of the distortion correction process parameters to project the image subjected to distortion correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Inoue, Ken Yoshino
  • Patent number: 9667709
    Abstract: A system includes a member terminal configured to operate by a processor; and a server configured to operate by a processor, and to make public, on a network, original image data uploaded from the member terminal or tone-changed image data obtained by changing a tone of the original image data such that the image data can be browsed by a plurality of members, wherein the server is configured to: create the tone-changed image data by changing a tone of the original image data to a tone of a type selected by one of the members from a plurality of types of tones: and group a member who has uploaded the original image data and the member who has created the tone-changed image data, wherein the member terminal is configured to: wirelessly exchange data with a wrist terminal which is wearable on an arm and includes a display; and make a notification if the wrist terminal of the member grouped with the member who has uploaded the original image data comes within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Houjou, Akihiro Tsukamoto
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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