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: 20170213664
    Abstract: A key structure includes a key, a key sheet and a supporting portion. The key displaces in a direction. The key sheet is disposed at a side of the key toward which the key displaces and comprises a sheet base portion and a contacting portion that displaces in the displacing direction of the key in accordance with a displacement of the key. The supporting portion is disposed between the key and the sheet base portion and supports one end portion of the key by contacting a member disposed opposite to the supporting portion while the other end portion of the key displaces in the displacing direction of the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motome OSAWA
  • Patent number: 9716554
    Abstract: An information transmission system includes: an information sending device including a light emitting section that emits light in a plurality of colors, a modulating section that modulates information to be transmitted into signals composed of changes in color, and a light emission control section that controls the light emitting section to emit light while changing color temporally based on the signals generated by the modulating section; and a receiving device including a camera that captures an image having color, and a control and communication section that detects a temporal color change of the light emitting section emitting light by light emission control by the information transmitting device, from images consecutively captured by the camera, decodes the detected color change into information, and outputs the generated information to a display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Iizuka, Keiichi Kaneko, Masaaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9714834
    Abstract: An electronic device configured to detect arrival at a specified location, includes: a location information acquisition unit configured to acquire current location of the electronic device; a detection range setting unit configured to set detection ranges for detecting arrival of the electronic device at specified locations given the order; and a detection range control unit configured to change the detection ranges according to location status of the electronic device based on relationship between the current location and the specified locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Yahata
  • Publication number: 20170205844
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a calculation data printing apparatus includes a printer and a processor. The processor is configured to execute processes of inputting a plurality of calculation data in accordance with a user operation; causing the printer to print, as first print data, the plurality of calculation data, and calculation result data of the plurality of calculation data; changing at least one of the plurality of calculation data in accordance with a user operation; and causing the printer to print, as second print data, at least one calculation data including the changed calculation data and calculation result data of the plurality of calculation data at least one of which is changed, without printing at least one of the plurality of calculation data printed as the first print data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170206878
    Abstract: A device case includes speaker boxes that are formed inside spaces created by placing upper cases that have a larger external shape than a lower case on upper of that lower case, as well as box connectors that are arranged fitting into the speaker boxes in the upper cases so as to contact the ends of peripheral portions of the lower case and fix together the lower case and the upper cases. This makes it possible for the box connectors to seal the spaces between the peripheral portions of the lower case and the peripheral portions of the upper cases. This, in turn, makes it possible to reliably and satisfactorily seal the speaker boxes in an airtight manner even when the external shapes of the lower case and the upper cases that are stacked together are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa HOSHINO
  • Patent number: 9709880
    Abstract: There is provided a light source unit having an excitation light shining device in which a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements are arranged in rows and columns so that in the plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements, the direction of a major axis of an elliptic cross section of a light beam emitted from one semiconductor light emitting element is normal to the directions of major axes of elliptic cross sections of light beams emitted from adjacent light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9709958
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stepping motor including a rotor, a stator which includes a rotor accommodating hole, a pair of outer notches to determine positions of saturated magnetic fluxes and inner notches disposed on an inner periphery of the stator around the rotor accommodating hole, the inner notches determining stably stationary positions of the rotor, and a coil block configured by a coil wound around a coil core which is magnetically coupled to the stator, and the outer notches are disposed on an outer periphery of the stator on opposite sides of the rotor accommodating hole. And a line that connects narrowest portions between the outer notches and the rotor accommodating hole and extends through a center of the rotor accommodating hole shifts by a predetermined angle from a line that extends through the center of the rotor accommodating hole and is orthogonal to an extending direction of the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Hiroyuki Hosobuchi, Junro Yano
  • Patent number: 9711119
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 9712727
    Abstract: A nail information detection device includes: a placement surface on which a finger having a nail is placed; an imaging unit which images the nail from one direction and acquires a image data; a moving unit which moves the imaging unit while keeping a distance between a measurement plane which is in contact with a peak position of the nail and parallel to the placement surface and the imaging unit constant; and a control unit configured to detect nail information including a first edge position and a second edge position on a shape of the nail. The control unit aligns a reference point of an imaging range of the imaging unit at the peak position and detects a position on the measurement plane of the nail edge based on the image data as the first edge position; and aligns the reference point at the first edge position and detects a position on the measurement plane of the nail edge based on the image data as the second edge position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9709955
    Abstract: A switch device includes a case having a through hole, an operation member which is inserted into the through hole of the case and protrudes inside and outside the case, a waterproof member which is placed on at least one of the outer surface and the inner surface of the case and into which the operation member is slidably inserted, and a press member which presses the waterproof member against the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sen Hirayama
  • Patent number: 9703384
    Abstract: An information display device includes a device body, a display section that displays information, a motion detection sensor provided in the device body, an information acquiring section that acquires a plurality of types of information, an action detection section that detects a predetermined action of a user from output data of the sensor, and a display control section that selectively displays, in the display section, the plurality of types of information acquired by the information acquiring section in a set order every time the action detection section detects the predetermined action of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Kita
  • Patent number: 9704463
    Abstract: A musical sound control apparatus includes: an operator which as an index portion and changes values of a plurality of kinds of parameters by moving a position of the index portion; and a parameter control unit which executes processing of changing the values of the plurality of kinds of parameters according to an operated position as a position at which the index portion was moved from a standard position by an operation and processing of, when changing an assignment to the operator from a first parameter among the plurality of kinds of parameters to a second parameter among the plurality of kinds of parameters in a state in which the index portion is positioned at a position other than the standard position, setting a value of the second parameter assigned to a value which does not correspond to the position of the index portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Moriyama
  • Patent number: 9705596
    Abstract: An optical communication apparatus includes a light receiving unit, a wavelength band determining unit and an estimating unit. The light receiving unit receives light which changes to predetermined wavelength bands in a predetermined cycle according to communication object information, for a predetermined light reception period. The wavelength band determining unit determines each wavelength band of the light received by the light receiving unit. The estimating unit estimates that a wavelength band of the light received by the light receiving unit is any one of the predetermined wavelength bands, in a case where said wavelength band determined by the wavelength band determining unit is not any one of the predetermined wavelength bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Iizuka, Masaaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20170193651
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a mounting portion on which an object having a nail is mounted, an image acquiring unit that acquires image data of an image of the nail captured from one direction by using an imaging unit which is located at an imaging position being separated from an apical position in a width direction of the nail along the one direction by an imaging length, and a processor which acquires a first position corresponding to a first end position of the nail in the image, the first end position being one end position in a width direction of the nail, acquires a nail height which is a height of the apical position from the first end position on the basis of the image data, and estimates a length from the first end position to the other end position in the width direction of the nail as a first nail width on the basis of the first position, the nail height and the imaging length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170195522
    Abstract: A computer 10 generates image data of a density image to be printed on a print medium M including an expansion layer M1 that expands by heating. First density image data for printing on one surface FS of the print medium M to expand the expansion layer M1 is prepared first. The first density image data is then converted so that the density of a part of a target region having the same density included in a first density image P1 represented by the first density image data is higher than the density of the other part of the target region, to generate third density image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori SUZUKI, Hitomi FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 9693731
    Abstract: An electronic device including a body case which has an accommodating section at least partially in a curved shape, a frame which has a first frame section and a second frame section having a width shorter than a width of the first frame section, and is accommodated in the accommodating section, and a circuit board which is accommodated in the accommodating section so as to be laminated on the frame, and provided so as not to overlap with the second frame section when viewed from a laminated direction of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenzo Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9696689
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece including: a clocking unit which counts current date and time; a daylight saving time application unit which applies daylight saving time information corresponding to positional information to the date and time counted by the clocking unit; a radio wave reception unit which receives radio waves including daylight saving time implementation information of a predetermined area; a daylight saving time information acquisition unit which acquires the daylight saving time implementation information from the received radio waves; a storage unit in which a daylight saving time implementation rule of each area in the world is stored in advance; and an information selection unit which selects, as the daylight saving time information, one of the daylight saving time implementation information and the daylight saving time implementation rule corresponding to a current position on the basis of the current position and the daylight saving time implementation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9697169
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device including: a display unit; and a processor configured to: accept an input of numerical expression data comprising an input field-equipped function data with one or plural input fields; cause the display unit to display the numerical expression data and a cursor; move, upon accepting a first user operation, the cursor from one element to a next or previous element, the element being a constituent of numerical expression data; and move, upon accepting a second user operation when the cursor is present in the input fields, the cursor to an outside of the input field-equipped function data with the input fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiko Muraki, Yoshinaga Katayama, Sachiko Hirata, Hiroshi Uejima
  • Patent number: 9699378
    Abstract: A digital camera 1 includes an image composition unit 52 and a composite position determining unit 53. The image composition unit 52 acquires a plurality of images which have been captured continuously. The composite position determining unit 53 sets candidate areas for determining composite positions in adjacent images, from the plurality of images acquired by the composite position determining unit 52. Furthermore, the composite position determining unit 53 determines composite positions of the adjacent images based on a degree of similarity between the set candidate areas. The image composition unit 52 combines the adjacent images at the determined composite positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotomo Miyamoto, Kosuke Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9694623
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit, a test-writing portion, and a control unit including a drawing tool identification unit. At least one drawing tool is loaded in the drawing unit and the drawing tool draws on a drawing target and a drawing medium different from the drawing target. A drawing medium is placed on the test-writing portion. The drawing tool identification unit acquires a test target image from an area on the drawing medium drawn with the drawing tool in the test-writing portion, and identifies a type of the drawing tool loaded in the drawing unit on the basis of the test target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Bitoh
  • Publication number: 20170185135
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus 100 includes a first display unit 16a, a second display unit 16b, a first display control unit 17, a second display control unit 18, and a cooperative processing unit 11g. The first display control unit 17 displays the first information on the second display unit 16b. The second display control unit 18 displays, on the first display unit 16a, at least a part of time information (the first information) and various types of display information (the second information) undisplayable on the second display unit 16b. The cooperative processing unit 11g alternatively selects the control by the first display control unit 17 or the second display control unit 18.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170185050
    Abstract: A radio wave receiver includes a radio wave reception processor which receives radio waves and obtains signals transmitted from positioning satellites from the received radio waves; and a processor which sets reception start timing of the radio waves by the radio wave reception processor and controls the radio wave reception processor to start reception. The processor sets the reception start timing so that following reception conditions are satisfied: (i) a total power consumption amount of a power amount necessary for positioning and a power amount according to an obtaining upper limit time from start timing of a positioning operation by the radio wave reception processor to when the radio wave reception processor obtains signals necessary for computing a present position and the positioning operation is equal to or less than a predetermined upper limit power consumption amount, and (ii) the obtaining upper limit time is equal to or more than a predetermined reference time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki OSHITA
  • Publication number: 20170185051
    Abstract: A satellite radio-wave reception device includes a demodulator. A demodulator determines an assumption code, identifies a plurality of reception codes from a received radio wave, collates an assumption code in a deviation range, which is previously set with respect to reception timing of the reception codes, and each of the reception codes, holds information related to a collation result in each deviation amount with respect to the plurality of reception codes, determines one of correspondences and noncorrespondences, the number of which one is larger, as matching in each code block, and identifies a deviation amount in which the integrated value of matching corresponding to an integrated value of the number of matching codes in a plurality of code blocks in each deviation amount satisfies a predetermined matching condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi MATSUE
  • Publication number: 20170185827
    Abstract: A speech determiner determines whether or not a target individual is speaking when facial images of the target individual are captured. An emotion estimator estimates the emotion of the target individual using the facial images of the target individual, on the basis of the determination results of the speech determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi YAMAYA, Kouichi NAKAGOME, Katsuhiko SATOH
  • Publication number: 20170185360
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first display unit and a drawing processing unit. The drawing processing unit acquires behavior history information based on behavior of a user. Further, the drawing processing unit acquires predetermined behavior information (past maximum value) from the behavior history information. Furthermore, the drawing processing unit simultaneously displays the acquired behavior history information and the acquired predetermined behavior information on the first display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shinichi MORITANI, Tomokazu YAMAGUCHI, Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170185447
    Abstract: A task managing device includes a first determining unit which refers to management information in which task items which need to be carried out are defined and determines whether there exists a related task which is associated with a task item which is already carried out and whether the related task corresponds to an accounting process; and a process executing unit which, in a case where it is determined that there exists the related task and that the related task corresponds to the accounting process by the first determining unit, executes the accounting process corresponding to the related task and sets various data relating to the task item which is already carried out defined in the management information in data input regions corresponding to the related task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaharu MEKI
  • Publication number: 20170185049
    Abstract: A satellite radio wave receiving processing unit 60 includes a front end 60a which receives a radio wave including a code signal transmitted from a satellite, and a baseband unit 64 which acquires the code signal from the received radio wave, in which the baseband unit identifies a pseudo-random code sequence used for performing spread spectrum to the code signal and a phase of the pseudo-random code sequence in a transmission period, identifies a code type of the code signal every time according to the transmission period, identifies, by comparing an array of the identified code type with a plurality of comparison arrays expected to appear as the array of the code type, a head timing of each code in the code signal according to a comparison array in which a result of the comparison satisfies a predetermined condition, and identifies each code in synchronization with the identified head timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUE, Hideo ABE, Tatsuya SEKITSUKA
  • Publication number: 20170186178
    Abstract: Data receiving or sending is accomplished without using a wireless transmitter. An image processing apparatus comprises an obtainer and an acquirer. The obtainer obtains video information including video of a measurement target and a visible light signal that includes measurement information of the measurement target measured by a measuring apparatus attached to the measurement target, the visible light signal being transmitted by the measuring apparatus. The acquirer acquires the measurement information from the visible light signal included in the video information obtained by the obtainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki NAGASAKA, Ryohei YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170186284
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus of the present invention includes an apparatus body which is provided with an operation section, and a tray member which is slidably provided on the apparatus body and projects from a rear surface of the apparatus body on a side opposite to an operation side of the operation section so that a written announcement can be posted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro NOZAKI, Satoshi OGASAWARA, Yoshihiko IWATA
  • Publication number: 20170181521
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object insertion portion into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, a plurality of pressing units which apply pressing forces to the object inserted in the object insertion portion to hold the object in the object insertion portion and a processor which controls the pressing forces applied by the plurality of pressing units respectively to adjust an inclination in a width direction of the nail of the object inserted in the object insertion portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170181522
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: a finger holding case including a plurality of walls (a bottom wall, left and right sidewalls, a rear wall, and a top wall) surrounding a finger insertion opening into which a finger having a nail to be drawn on is inserted as well as an opening exposing the nail and a finger presser to which a fluid is supplied in order prevent movement of the finger by applying pressure between the finger and the finger holding case and from which the fluid is discharged to stop applying pressure. When the finger presser is not preventing movement of the finger, one of the walls (the top wall or the bottom wall) of the finger holding case moves in order to expand a space between the finger holding case and the finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio YOSHIGAI
  • Publication number: 20170183183
    Abstract: A recording paper storage device of the present invention includes a recording paper storage section which stores recording paper wound in a roll shape, and a plurality of rollers which are arranged in a bottom portion of the recording paper storage section along an outer periphery of the recording paper wound in a roll shape and rotatably support the recording paper wound in a roll shape, in which at least one of the plurality of rollers is a movement regulation roller which regulates movement of the recording paper in a winding-off direction by winding-off of the recording paper wound in a roll shape in the recording paper storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro NOZAKI, Satoshi OGASAWARA, Yoshihiko IWATA
  • Publication number: 20170184951
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, there is provided a light source unit including a solid light emitting device which emits light source light, a diffuse plate which diffuses the light source light, and a light guiding device which diffuses light which exits from the diffuse plate, wherein the diffuse plate has a plurality of arc-shaped diffuse cells arranged along either of a first direction of an exit side surface thereof which lies opposite to an entrance side where the light source light enters and a second direction that intersects the first direction at substantially right angles, and wherein a diffuse angle in the first direction differs from a diffuse angle in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki KUROSAKI
  • Publication number: 20170181520
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object mounting portion on which an object is mounted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, and a processor. The processor detects an actual outline, which indicates an actual shape of an outer periphery of the nail, based on an image obtained by imaging the nail of the object mounted on the object mounting portion; creates an interpolation outline with respect to the actual outline other than a root portion of the nail, from the image, wherein the interpolation outline is an outline in which the actual outline is interpolated to eliminate a concavity in cases where the actual outline other than the root portion of the nail has the concavity; and determines whether or not the nail has a damaged portion on the basis of a comparison of the interpolation outline with the actual outline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki NAGAO
  • Publication number: 20170184952
    Abstract: A projector having: a light source formed by a laser light emitting element; a first diffusion plate which light emitted from the light source is made to enter; a microlens array which light having passed through the first diffusion plate is made to enter; and a second diffusion plate which diffuses the light having passed through the microlens array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki KUROSAKI
  • Publication number: 20170186399
    Abstract: A timepiece wrist terminal includes: a setting processing unit; a location information acquisition unit; a related information acquisition unit; a time difference calculation processing unit; and an output control unit. The setting processing unit acquires a first location. The location information acquisition unit acquires a second location that is different from the first location. The related information acquisition unit acquires information related to the first location. The related information acquisition unit also acquires information related to the second location. The time difference calculation processing unit generates differential information in accordance with the information related to the first location and the information related to the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi MORITANI, Tomokazu YAMAGUCHI, Keiichi IMAMURA, Norihito HANAFUSA, Taichiro TSUJIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170186332
    Abstract: A communication method of a communication device including a display and a communication unit communicating with a terminal, comprises: registering (i) a plurality of character string data items selected from text data by user's operations, and (ii) correct order data which is selection order data of the plurality of character string data items, in association with each other; generating order data which is different from the registered correct order data in the order, as question order data of the plurality of selected character string data items; transmitting the generated question order data and the plurality of selected character string data items, in association with each other, to a terminal; receiving answer order data which is order data of answers to the plurality of selected character string data items, from the terminal; and determining the received answer order data based on the registered correct order data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi ICHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 9690183
    Abstract: A display apparatus including: an image projecting unit for emitting projection light of an image; and a screen unit including: a Fresnel lens disposed correspondingly to the projection light; and a transmitting diffuser which includes a first display section disposed on a light-emitting side corresponding to a first area of the Fresnel lens and a second display section disposed on a light-emitting side corresponding to a second area different from the first area of the Fresnel lens, a part of the second display section being separated from the Fresnel lens for a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naohiro Ohsugi
  • Patent number: 9692024
    Abstract: A cover mechanism includes a cover which is detachably attached to a housing and a slide member which is slidably attached to the housing. The slide member includes a lock portion which locks the cover to keep the cover closed and a push-up portion which pushes up the cover as the slide member slides in a direction to release the lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Tsuchiya, Shinichi Tamamoto, Yuichi Nishimura
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: D791864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO KEISANKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihito Akaishi