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: 20170054912
    Abstract: A plurality of captured images having a successive relation is displayed on a display screen with the successive relation being maintained. Then, when the plurality of captured images include a plurality of first captured images acquired by a plurality of successive photographing operations and a second captured image acquired by an individual photographing operation different from the plurality of successive photographing operations, the second captured image is displayed such that it is differentiated from the plurality of first captured images by, for example, the background area of the second captured image being represented in a display form different from that of another area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu HASEGAWA, Ryo NIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170052656
    Abstract: A work support system of an embodiment of the present invention includes a task information display control unit to display a list display screen to display a list of a plurality of task indices including contents of a task to be processed using an application, a first icon for causing transition to a head screen or initial screen of the application, and a second icon for causing transition to an operation screen of the application corresponding to the contents of the task and a screen control unit to cause transition from the list display screen of the task indices to the head screen or initial screen of the application upon selection of the first icon and to cause transition from the list display screen of the task indices to the operation screen of the application corresponding to the contents of the task upon selection of the second icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi OHSUMI
  • Publication number: 20170054898
    Abstract: Predetermined processing is reliably performed on an image captured when a person serving as a photographic subject is photographed. When a person's face is detected in an image captured by an imaging section, a control section performs predetermined image processing on the captured image. If a person's face is not detected, the control section judges whether the predetermined processing is required to be performed on the captured image and, when judged that the predetermined processing is required to be performed, gives an instruction to perform the predetermine processing on the captured image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi SATO
  • Patent number: 9576500
    Abstract: A training supporting system has a training supporting apparatus and an exercise form analyzing apparatus, the both apparatuses being connected to each other through a communication network. The training supporting apparatus is worn on the arm of a user and measures acceleration rates of motion of the user's body where the apparatus is fitted on, at least in the three directions along X-, Y- and Z-axes, while the user is walking or running. Receiving the measured acceleration rates from the training supporting apparatus through the communication network, the exercise form analyzing apparatus analyzes an exercise form including balance between arm swing and foot landing, and sends back the analysis result of the exercise form to the training supporting apparatus through the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Aoki, Yoshiharu Houjou, Kazuko Hayashi, Koji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9573386
    Abstract: An object forming method executed by at least one processing unit for forming a three-dimensional shape on a surface of a material, the method including: generating height information specifying a height of the three-dimensional shape, so that the height of the three-dimensional shape in a protection area surrounding a symbol area subjected to symbols on the surface of the material is higher than the height of the three-dimensional shape in the symbol area on the surface of the material, the material is subjected to a design including the symbols on the surface; and forming the three-dimensional shape on the surface of the material based on the generated height information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshimune Motoyanagi
  • Patent number: 9575468
    Abstract: A satellite radio signal receiver includes a receiving section and a processor. The receiving section receives a radio signal from a satellite and demodulates the signal to identify each received bit of the signal. The processor compares the identified received bit with estimated bits which are estimated to be received within a possible deviation range set for a current date and time acquired as a reception time of the received bit, so as to obtain information on comparison result in relation to a deviation from the current date and time. The processor detects the deviation which satisfies a predetermined match condition of comparison results for received bits. The processor acquires date and time information based on the detected deviation which satisfies the predetermined match condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Hideo Abe
  • Patent number: 9578238
    Abstract: In the present invention, in interval shooting, a CPU of an imaging apparatus controls to repeatedly record images sequentially captured by an imaging section as a moving image at predetermined timing. This CPU controls to select to record an image captured by the imaging section as a still image or to select to record images sequentially captured by the imaging section as a moving image, in accordance with the movement of the imaging apparatus based on a detection result of an acceleration sensor or the movement of a photographic subject from images captured by the imaging section or a detection result of an infrared sensor. That is, when there is a possibility of motion blur or camera shake, moving image capturing is switched to still image photographing and a still image is recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kato
  • Publication number: 20170048466
    Abstract: An image processing device having a CPU which functions as units including an image acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of images indicative of a sequence of actions of a subject; a selecting unit that selects, in accordance with an operation by a user, one of a partial action from among a plurality of kinds of partial actions included in the sequence of actions of the subject; an image selecting unit that selects a plurality of images corresponding to the specific kind of partial action selected by the selecting unit from among the plurality of images acquired by the image acquiring unit; and an image composition unit that generates a composite image wherein the composite image includes the plurality of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro KAWAMURA, Kouichi NAKAGOME
  • Publication number: 20170046019
    Abstract: A file management apparatus causes a plurality of book files serving as management targets to be displayed on an editing operation screen in a list form and, each time a file is selected by a user as a processing target, causes a selection order rank set by the user to be individually displayed at a specific position on the editing operation screen corresponding to the file. Then, by combining the plurality of book files selected by the user as processing targets in accordance with the selection order ranks set by the user, the file management apparatus generates a new book file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu HASEGAWA, Naoaki MISAKI, Toshiaki KANAMURA
  • Patent number: 9569704
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an image obtaining unit which obtains print target data to be printed; a second print size specifying unit which specifies a print size for printing the obtained print target image on one or more print media; a print medium size specifying unit which specifies a size of the print media on which the print target data is printed; and a division judging unit which judges whether or not the print target data is divided into the plural print media when being printed, on the basis of the specified print size and the specified size of the print media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9571783
    Abstract: A portable terminal and a computer readable storage medium are described. According to one implementation, a portable terminal includes, a storage section, an imaging section, a notifying section and a control section. The storage section stores item identification information to identify an item with a RFID tag attached corresponded with tag position information which shows a position of the RFID tag. The control section retrieves item identification information of an item corresponding to image data imaged by the imaging section from the stored item identification information, and allows the notifying section to notify the tag position information corresponding to the retrieved item identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Kuromatsu
  • Publication number: 20170038736
    Abstract: A motor drive device includes a driver unit configured to be connected to a stepping motor, and a controller connected to the driver unit. The controller causes the driver unit to output a drive pulse to the stepping motor for causing the stepping motor to rotate stepwise in a prescribed rotation direction. The controller detects, through the driver unit, a current induced by a counter-electromotive force generated in the stepping motor in response to the drive pulse. The controller causes the driver unit to apply a counter pulse having the same electrical polarity as the drive pulse to the stepping motor so as to suppress an amount of the current induced by the counter-electromotive force when the stepping motor is not rotating in response to the drive pulse so that the amount of the induced current detectably differs between when the stepping motor is rotating and not rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei KAWAGUCHI, Fumiaki OCHIAI, Yuta SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170036476
    Abstract: A page-turning apparatus includes a page-lifting reduction device for reducing lifting of each of pages P of a book B at an original position. The page-lifting reduction device includes a page fixing unit to push the pages P at the original position, and an adjusting unit to adjust the position of the page fixing unit in a thickness direction of the book B depending on a thickness of the book B. The page fixing unit includes a page handling portion to handle the pages P in an overlapped state while the pages P are being pushed at the original position. The page-lifting reduction device prevents the pages from being turned in an overlapped state at once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20170038953
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display that displays main data and related data that is related to the main data; and a CPU that, when the main data is displayed on a screen of the display, keeps a substitution area, in which other display content is substituted for displayed content, in a part of a display area displaying the main data, and displays the related data substituted for the main data in the substitution area, wherein the CPU changes a position or size of the substitution area kept by the CPU in response to an instruction from a user; wherein the related data is text data; and wherein the CPU changes, according to the position or size of the substitution area that changes in response to the instruction from the user, a size of characters or a number of characters of the related data and displays the related data substituted for the main data, so as not to split apart a word included in the related data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeo SEKINO
  • Publication number: 20170039679
    Abstract: A work support system of an embodiment of the present invention includes a list display control unit to display, on a display device, a first list including a plurality of unprocessed task indices and a second list including a plurality of processed task indices and a first moving display control unit to display, when attribution of one of the unprocessed task indices in the first list is changed to a processed task index, the task index, attribution of which is changed, in a moving manner from the first list to the second list, wherein the first moving display control unit displays such that the task index attribution of which is changed is visually recognized as passing behind the unprocessed task indices when displaying such that the task index, attribution of which is changed, passes a display location of at least the unprocessed task indices of other task indices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi OHSUMI
  • Publication number: 20170040701
    Abstract: An antenna of an electronic timepiece includes a ring-shaped antenna pattern formed on a top surface or bottom surface of a cover glass and another antenna pattern that is formed beneath the ring-shaped antenna pattern and is capacitively coupled with the ring-shaped antenna pattern. The resonant frequency of the antenna is determined by the antenna patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshio HANABUSA
  • Patent number: 9563110
    Abstract: There is provided a light source unit which includes an excitation light source configured to emit light in a first wavelength range, a wavelength conversion member on which the light in the first wavelength range is incident from an incident side thereof and which is made up of a member formed to include a luminescent material mixed therein which emits light in a second wavelength range having its wavelength peak on a longer wavelength side than a wavelength peak of the light in the first wavelength range, and a first optical filter which is provided at an output side of the wavelength conversion member which lies opposite to the incident side and which transmits a light component of the light in the second wavelength range which has a wavelength shorter than a third wavelength lying in a wavelength range of the light in the second wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ueda
  • Patent number: 9564114
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument is provided with a voice sensor for detecting a voice uttered by a user, when the user blows into the musical instrument with a voice, a breath sensor for detecting at least one of a blow pressure and a blow volume in a body of the musical instrument, when the user blows into the musical instrument with a voice, and a musical tone controlling unit for controlling generation of a musical tone based on at least one of outputs of the voice sensor and the breath sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuichi Nakae
  • Patent number: 9565408
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a projection optical system, an output display element, an operation unit acquiring an adjustment instruction, a geometric correction adjustment unit, and a geometric correction unit. The output display element having an element region including pixels that modulate projection light by a quadrangular effective element region in the element region. The geometric correction adjustment unit transforms the effective element region to shift a vertex of the effective element region along a side, according to the adjustment instruction. The geometric correction unit performs an operation of projecting an input image on the effective element region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 9563179
    Abstract: A radio-controlled timepiece, including: a radio wave reception unit that receives satellite waves and extracts an incoming code sequence formatted in a prescribed format from the received satellite waves; and a processor that generates in advance an expected code sequence that is expected to be part of the incoming code sequence and detects the expected code sequence within the incoming code sequence by sequentially comparing the expected code sequence with the incoming code sequence, the processor determining a present date/time, as indicated by the satellite waves, in accordance with a timing at which the detected code sequence occurs within the incoming code sequence as measured by time kept by the timepiece, wherein the expected code sequence includes codes that change with a transmission period during which time-related information that includes satellite date/time contained in the satellite waves, which is formatted in the prescribed format, is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Hideo Abe, Kazuaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9563619
    Abstract: On a text display screen displayed on a touch panel color display unit, after a plurality of desired words are specified by a touch operation and it is detected that the touched points are moved downward, an example sentence including each of the specified words is searched for in dictionary data corresponding to the character type of each of the words, and displayed. When it is detected that the touched points are moved upward, a phrase including each of the specified words is searched for in the dictionary data corresponding to the character type of each of the words, and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9564101
    Abstract: In a digital signage device, a control unit extracts a face region and a torso region from an image of the object to be displayed, compares the extracted face region and torso region to a face region and torso region extracted from a screen image on an image display unit in use, and then calculates, on the basis of these comparison results, a first adjustment factor for adjusting the size of the face region and a second adjustment factor for adjusting the size of the torso region in the image of the object to be displayed, the respective sizes of the face region and torso region in the image of the object to be displayed being separately adjusted on the basis of the calculated first adjustment factor and second adjustment factor in order to display an adjusted image on the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taichi Honjo, Taiga Murayama
  • Patent number: 9558726
    Abstract: An automatic composition apparatus includes a processing unit. The processing unit performs (i) a calculation process of calculating a matching level of each chord progression data item for a motif including a plurality of note data items, with reference to a plurality of note connection rules each of which defines a connection relation of consecutive note types, and (ii) a melody generating process of generating a melody based on the motif and the chord progression data items which matching levels are calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Minamitaka
  • Patent number: 9557706
    Abstract: A waste toner collection container includes a housing main body, a detection chamber with an opening and a waste toner introduction inhibition member. The housing main body collects waste toner therein. The detection chamber engages with the housing main body and enables a sensor to determine whether the waste toner reaches a predetermined amount, by interrupting a light path of the sensor. The opening opens toward the housing main body. The waste toner introduction inhibition member seals the opening to inhibit the waste toner in the housing main body from being introduced into the detection chamber before the waste toner in the housing main body reaches the predetermined amount, and is fractured by a pressing force of the waste toner to permit the waste toner to be introduced into the detection chamber as the waste toner in the housing main body reaches the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taichi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9560270
    Abstract: In the present invention, in interval photographing, a CPU performs still image photographing based on a capture interval and a capture length set for each scene in advance. Then, for each captured still image, the CPU calculates a difference between images, writes a judgment flag indicating whether the difference is exceeding a capture threshold in EXIF information, and stores all captured images. When the interval photographing is ended, the CPU reads out the captured images, performs time-lapse moving image generation processing by using images having a positive judgment flag in the EXIF information, and stores the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9554112
    Abstract: A simultaneous replay information storage unit stores a replay condition when simultaneously replaying the plurality of pieces of moving image data constituting the set of moving images so as to correspond to each of the sets of moving images in which a combination of the plurality of pieces of moving image data is different, respectively. A simultaneous replay control unit simultaneously replays, in a case in which the set of moving images as a replay target is designated from among a plurality of sets of moving images stored in the simultaneous replay information storage unit, a plurality of pieces of moving image data constituting the set of moving images, with a replay condition that is stored to be associated with the designated set of moving images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuyoshi Nishizaka
  • Publication number: 20170018842
    Abstract: An antenna-equipped cover glass for a wristwatch includes: a first insulating layer that includes a transparent insulator; a first electrode layer connected to a bottom surface of the first insulating layer, the first electrode layer having a first transparent electrode surrounded by an insulating pattern formed in a region therein; a second insulating layer connected to a bottom surface of the first electrode layer; and a second electrode layer connected to a bottom surface of the second insulating layer, the second electrode layer having a second transparent electrode surrounded by an insulating pattern formed in a region therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi SANO
  • Publication number: 20170012512
    Abstract: A coil block manufacturing method of winding a wire around a coil core in which a core portion is provided between a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion, includes: a first step of fixing one end of the wire; a second step of, in a state of holding the first attachment portion of the coil core by a first chuck to expose the whole core portion, winding the wire around an end of the core portion; and a third step of, in a state of holding the second attachment portion of the coil core by a second chuck to expose the whole core portion, winding the wire around the whole core portion, to form a coil portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta SAITO
  • Patent number: 9538825
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus, including a placement section including a placement surface on which a printing target object having a printing target surface that curved along one direction is placed, a drawing head in which at least one drawing tool having a tip portion at one end thereof is loaded and performs drawing by making the tip portion contact with a drawing position of the printing target surface, the tip portion having a shape including a first axis as a central axis; and a control unit which tilts the first axis of the tip portion to one of a first tilt direction and a second tilt direction selectively according to the drawing position of the printing target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9541820
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a solid light emitting element that emits light in the blue wavelength range, a luminous light emitting portion on which a luminescent material layer is laid out, the luminescent material layer using the light emitted from the solid light emitting element as excitation light to emit light in a wavelength range of which wavelengths are longer than a wavelength of the excitation light, and a light transmitting portion that transmits the light emitted from the solid light emitting element, and an area of a luminescent material that emits luminous light in the green wavelength range is provided at part of the light transmitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20170004108
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a memory and a processor being configured to: register a plurality of pieces of first computational data in input order; register at least one or more pieces of second computational data each time the second computational data is input, the at least one or more pieces of second computational data corresponding to the plurality of pieces of first computational data, and each piece of the second computational data including numerical value data and calculation data; when second computational data is registered, determine whether the registered second computational data is consistent with the first computational data in input order corresponding to the registered second computational data; when the registered second computational data is determined to be inconsistent with the first computational data, correct the first computational data; and resume the registration of the second computational data after the first computational data is corrected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko ARIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170006084
    Abstract: An object is to appropriately control the transmission of image data to a plurality of terminal devices such that the user's desired playback is performed when plural pieces of image data are replayed using the plurality of terminal devices on the user side. When predetermined identification information is received from a first terminal device, a management server apparatus transmits first image data to the first terminal device. Then, when predetermined identification information is received from a second terminal device different from the first terminal device, the management server apparatus transmits second image data related to the first image data to the second terminal device if the received predetermined identification information is the same as the identification information received from the first terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi HATO, Tsutomu TERAZAKI, Shogo HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170002939
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and an internal pressure regulator valve. The internal pressure regulator valve includes a valve body of flexible material. The valve body has a valve hole and a hollow. The hollow is continuous with the valve hole and opens into the housing. Through the valve hole, gas is released to outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi KATSUDA, Hiroki NISHIYAMA, Akihisa OHMURA, Akira SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20170006112
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication terminals and a management server. The communication terminal includes a wireless communication section which performs wireless communication with another communication terminal; a first communication section which performs communication with the management server; and a first sending control section which sends the first identification data received from the another communication terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro TOMIDA
  • Publication number: 20170001451
    Abstract: A 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; an imaging unit which acquires a subject image by imaging the 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 a 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 a case where the drawing on a first drawn area of the drawing subject is applied by the first drawing tool, the imaging unit acquires the subject image by imaging the first drawn area where the light radiated from the light source is specularly reflected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu BITOH
  • Publication number: 20170000235
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus is provided with a drawing unit which applies a drawing on a nail of a subject which is a finger or a toe; and a control unit which controls operation of the drawing unit. The control unit extracts a first feature part in a first area which is inside area of a first subject outline of the subject in a first subject image acquired by imaging the subject after a first drawing has been applied on the nail, acquires a position of the nail in the first subject image on the basis of the first feature part and a second feature part which is extracted in a second area which is inside area of a second subject outline of a second subject image except an area of the nail, the second subject image is acquired by imaging the subject which the drawing has not been applied; and controls a drawing position of the drawing unit when the drawing unit applies a second drawing on the nail after the first subject image is acquired, on the basis of the position of the nail in the first subject image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro TESHIMA
  • Publication number: 20170004752
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first correction amount acquiring unit and a first correction unit. The first correction amount acquiring unit acquires a first luminance correction amount of each block based on the luminance of each pixel in the block obtained by diving a first image among multiple processing target images obtained by imaging a target object with multiple sheets bound together while opening the target object. The first correction unit corrects the luminance of each pixel in the multiple processing target images based on the first luminance correction amount of each block acquired by the first correction amount acquiring unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 9536566
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a video acquisition unit, a tilt information acquisition unit, and an extraction period determination unit. The video acquisition unit obtains videos. The tilt information acquisition unit obtains information about shifts in posture, which are changes in angles of view or the like, during obtaining of the videos by the video acquisition unit. The extraction period determination unit determines periods to extract in the respective videos in accordance with the information obtained by the tilt information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 9537435
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stepping motor including a rotor, a plurality of coils and a switching mechanism. The stepping motor simultaneously or sequentially applies driving pulses to the coils to rotate the rotor by a predetermined step angle, and while the driving pulses are being applied to part of the coils, the switching mechanism switches the rest of the coils other than the part of the coils driven by the driving pulses into a high impedance state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Yohei Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9535193
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes: an imaging element; a main lens that condenses light from a subject toward the imaging element; a micro lens array that is configured by a plurality kinds of micro lenses with different focal lengths that is disposed between the imaging element and the main lens and causes light transmitted through the main lens to form an image on the imaging element; and a CPU that, in response to receiving a designation of a distance to a side of a subject that is photographed, performs weighting for each image that is imaged by the plurality kinds of micro lenses of the imaging element based on the distance so as to constitute one captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nagasaka, Akira Hamada, Ryohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9535604
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a display device including: an operation detecting unit configured to detect a touching operation conducted on a display screen; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the touching operation detected by the operation detecting unit includes an operation involving movement of a touch position within a predetermined region of the display screen; a display unit configured to display an image on the display screen; and a control unit configured to control to enlarge or reduce the image size on the display screen around a position of image depending on at least one of a start position and an end position on the display screen of the touching operation in the case of the determination unit has determined that the touching operation includes the operation involving movement of the touch position within the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hitoshi Amagai
  • Patent number: 9536140
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: an image pickup unit, a recognition unit and an execution unit. The image pickup unit photographs a recording medium to generate a picked-up image. The recognition unit recognizes a handwritten mark in the picked-up image generated by the image pickup unit. The execution unit performs a predetermined process according to the handwritten mark recognized by the recognized unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tatsuzi Ichikawa, Koji Nishitani, Fuminori Sano, Noriyoshi Katsumura, Kazuyasu Yamane
  • Publication number: 20160380452
    Abstract: An electronic equipment, including: an electronic circuit which includes a control section and performs a predetermined functional operation; a battery which supplies electric power to the electronic circuit; a supply detecting section which detects power supply from outside; and a supply cutoff section which cuts off power supply from the battery to the electronic circuit, wherein when the supply detecting section detects the power supply from outside, the supply detecting section performs a battery connection operation of releasing cutoff of the power supply by the supply cutoff section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi ITO
  • Publication number: 20160381492
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication terminals and a server. The plurality of communication terminals perform wireless communication therebetween by a predetermined communication protocol. The server is to be connected with the plurality of communication terminals through a predetermined communication line. The plurality of communication terminals each include a first receiving section which receives identification information sent from another communication terminal for identifying the another communication terminal and a first sending section which sends to the server through the predetermined communication line the identification information received by the first receiving section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu TERAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20160381159
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to perform operations including: storing group IDs; acquiring device IDs and calculation data items from a plurality of calculation devices, respectively, each device ID and each calculation data item being in association with each other; registering names in association with the acquired device IDs; and transmitting (i) the registered names corresponding to the acquired device IDs, in association with the stored group IDs, to a server and (ii) the calculation data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs, in association with the stored group IDs, to a server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki AKAE
  • Publication number: 20160380672
    Abstract: A satellite radio signal receiver includes a receiving section which receives radio signals from satellites and demodulates the signals to identify bits of the demodulated signals as received bits; and a processor. The processor compares each received bit of the satellites with estimated bits which are estimated to be received within a possible deviation range from a current date and time acquired as a reception timing of the received bit to obtain comparison result information between the received bits and the estimated bits in relation to deviations within the possible deviation range with respect to each of the satellites, integrates the comparison result information on the received bits of the satellites, specifies a deviation that satisfies a match condition of the received bits and the estimated bits based on the integrated comparison result information, and acquires date and time information based on the deviation that satisfies the match condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo ABE, Takeshi MATSUE
  • Publication number: 20160378740
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an input unit, a display unit, a designation unit and an update unit. The input unit inputs a plurality of parts configuring one character. The display unit displays the plurality of parts. The designation unit designates one or more parts selected from the plurality of parts by a user. The update unit updates a display on the display unit such that the designated one or more parts are deleted from the one character and the other parts are remained displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20160379547
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes: a display unit; an action storage unit configured to store therein an action history of a user; and a control unit configured to control the display unit, wherein the display unit is configured to be capable of displaying a first display state having a low power consumption and a low-definition display content and a second display state having a high power consumption and a high-definition display content relatively with respect to each other, and the control unit has a display control unit configured to control, with reference to the action history of the user, driving of the first display state and the second display state such that the display state is adapted to an action state of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kayo OKADA
  • Publication number: 20160374450
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: an insertion portion into which a finger or a toe including a nail which is a drawing target surface is inserted, the insertion portion including an opening configured to expose an entire tip portion of the finger or toe including a region having the nail of the finger or toe; and a holding portion in the insertion portion configured to suppress movement of the finger or toe. The holding portion includes: a first pressing portion opposing a side surface on one side in a width direction of the inserted tip portion of the finger or toe and configured to press the side surface on the one side; and a second pressing portion opposing a side surface on another side in the width direction of the tip portion of the finger or toe and configured to press the side surface on the another side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu BITOH
  • Patent number: D776550
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO KEISANKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshio Nakai