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).
  • Patent number: 10180660
    Abstract: In a timepiece 100 having an antenna 3 and motors 4, each motor 4 includes a stator 41, a coil 42 magnetically connected to the stator 41, and a rotor magnet 431 disposed in a receiving part 411 of the stator 41. With respect to each motor 4 disposed in a predetermined range from the antenna 3, an individual antimagnetic plate 5 which is a belt-like antimagnetic plate configured to have a width equal to or greater than the diameter of the rotor magnet 431 and cover a portion of the motor 4 including the rotor magnet 431 is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hosobuchi, Junro Yano
  • Publication number: 20190009584
    Abstract: A tape cassette stores a first medium having: a first base having a print surface for printing and first adhesive applied on an opposite side of the print surface; and a first separator removably attached to the first base via the first adhesive, and a second medium having a second separator. The tape cassette includes a pressing member that is movable in a direction intersecting with a direction of a plane of the print surface, and the pressing member is disposed at a position of, when a pressing force is externally applied to perform bonding of the first medium and the second medium mutually, receiving the pressing force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki KANAMURA, Satomi MIDOROGI, Naoki OGAWA, Yasushi MURAI
  • Publication number: 20190009582
    Abstract: A tape cassette stores a first medium having: a first base having a print surface for printing; and a first separator removably attached to a surface of the first base on an opposite side of the print surface; and a second medium having: a second base; and a second separator removably attached to the second base. The tape cassette includes a pressing member that is movable in a direction intersecting with a direction of a plane of the print surface, and the pressing member is disposed at a position of, when a pressing force is externally applied to perform bonding of the first medium and the second medium mutually, receiving the pressing force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki KANAMURA, Satomi MIDOROGI, Naoki OGAWA, Yasushi MURAI
  • Publication number: 20190009585
    Abstract: A tape cassette stores a first medium having: a first base having a print surface for printing and first adhesive applied on an opposite side of the print surface; and a first separator removably attached to the first base via the first adhesive; and a second medium having: a second base; and a second separator removably attached to the second base. The tape cassette includes a pressing member that is movable in a direction intersecting with a direction of a plane of the print surface, and the pressing member is disposed at a position of, when a pressing force is externally applied to perform bonding of the first medium and the second medium mutually, receiving the pressing force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki KANAMURA, Satomi MIDOROGI, Naoki OGAWA, Yasushi MURAI
  • Publication number: 20190011929
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile apparatus includes a driving unit, a memory including a map memory, and a processor. The processor is configured to estimate an apparatus location based on information from the driving unit and estimate the apparatus location based on information from other than the driving unit. The processor is configured to acquire a location of an object around the autonomous mobile apparatus, create an environment map based on the estimated apparatus location and the acquired object location, and store the environment map in the map memory. The processor is configured to use, at a time of tracking when the estimation of the apparatus location based on the information from other than the driving unit is enabled, the environment map that is in the map memory at a time of reference determined by a time of loss when the estimation of the apparatus location is not enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi MAENO
  • Publication number: 20190012953
    Abstract: A level shifter included in a device includes an external interface power circuit configured to supply a power voltage corresponding to electrical input-output characteristics of an interface circuit of an external device, an internal interface power circuit configured to supply a power voltage corresponding to electrical input-output characteristics of an internal interface circuit in the device, a power switch configured to control power supply to the external interface power unit according to an electrical signal from the external device, and a selector configured to control conduction between the interface circuit of the external device and the internal interface circuit. The selector is configured to transition to an operable state when the external interface power unit is supplied with power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi KATO
  • Patent number: 10173444
    Abstract: A printer includes a conveying device that conveys a printing medium and a cutting device that makes a trim cut in at least one of a plurality of corners of a region where a printed material has been printed. The conveying device conveys the printing medium to the cutting device before the cut is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Kamei
  • Publication number: 20190004595
    Abstract: A display device and a method for controlling same are provided which are capable of suppressing power consumption of an electronic apparatus while supplying a user with various types of information in various display formats. The display device has a first display block including a processor with relatively high processing power and a display section with high display performance and a second display block including a processor with relatively low processing power and a display section with low display performance. The processors mutually collaborate and are controlled to properly use the first display block and the second display block in accordance with an operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimiyasu MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20190005932
    Abstract: An electronic wind instrument is provided, which is capable of representing a wide range of performances using a tonguing operation. The electronic wind instrument has at least one sensor, a sound source for generating a tone, and a controller. The controller controls a tonguing performance detecting process for detecting a tonguing performance played by the player based on the output value from the one sensor, and a tone muting process for muting the tone output from the speaker in accordance with the lip position of the player determined in the lip position determining process, while the tonguing performance is being detected in the tonguing performance detecting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji TABATA
  • Publication number: 20190001705
    Abstract: A nail printing apparatus comprising: a print head configured to perform printing on a nail of one of a finger of a hand and a toe of a foot; and a processor configured to detect, from a nail image captured of the nail of one of the finger and the toe, a nail area that is a target of the printing performed by the print head; wherein the processor is further configured to: divide the nail area into a first area on a nail root side of the nail and a second area on a nail free edge side of the nail to store information of the first area in a memory; and, in accordance that the information of the first area is stored in the memory, when detecting the nail area from the nail image, forgo detecting the first area, and reads out the information of the first area stored in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka KURONUMA
  • Publication number: 20190004520
    Abstract: An autonomous movement device includes an obstacle detector, a map creator, an obstacle canceller, and a router. The obstacle detector detects an obstacle. The map creator records information about the obstacle detected by the obstacle detector on an environment map. The obstacle canceller cancels the information about the obstacle recorded by the map creator from the environment map. The router sets a moving route based on the information recorded on the environment map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi MAENO
  • Publication number: 20190005931
    Abstract: An electronic wind instrument is provided with a processor (CPU 5) and plural touch sensors (a detecting unit 12s and detecting units 13s) disposed along a first direction. A first output variable da/dt is obtained, representing a variation per unit time of an output value from a first sensor (detecting unit 12s) in the plural touch sensors disposed on the side close to first end (tip side) in the first direction. A second output variable dS/dt is obtained, representing a variation per unit time of a sum of output values from second sensors (detecting units 13s) disposed between a second end (heel side) and the first sensor in the first direction. The processor judges based on the first output variable da/dt and the second output variable dS/dt whether a tonging process should be performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazutaka KASUGA, Hideo HAMANAKA, Eiichi HARADA, Chihiro TOYAMA
  • Patent number: 10166784
    Abstract: A photothermal conversion image generating device that generates a photothermal conversion image for forming a three-dimensional image by causing a thermally expandable sheet having a thermally expandable layer on a base material to expand, the device including: a processor that allocates, based on a line width of a line forming the three-dimensional image, an image for forming the line to either a front surface of the thermally expandable sheet or a rear surface of the thermally expandable sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Tamura
  • Patent number: 10166797
    Abstract: A printer includes: a processor; a print head configured to perform printing in accordance with input print data; and a scanner configured to acquire an image of a material to be printed. The processor is configured to detect at least one line extending in a first direction on the material to be printed from the image acquired by the scanner when moving of the printer in a moving direction in which the scanner is on the front side of the print head, and set a print area along the first direction based on the line on the material to be printed, and the print head prints in the print area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kuronuma
  • Patent number: 10171690
    Abstract: A print-image generation device comprising: a display; and a processor that controls the display to display a print-image generation screen and a plurality of part images in the print-image generation screen, and performs alignment of at least one of the plurality of part images to generate a print image composed of the plurality of part images, wherein the processor, when the alignment is performed in a state in which two or more part images are selected from among the plurality of part images in the print-image generation screen, performs first alignment of the two or more part images on the basis of a mutual positional relationship between the two or more part images, determines whether or not there exists an area in which the two or more part images overlap each other as the result of the alignment, and when it is determined that there exists an area in which the two or more part images at least partially overlap each other, notifies a user that the overlapped area exists, and when the user is notified
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ueda
  • Patent number: 10169554
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 10168606
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a first light source for emitting light in a first wavelength range, a luminescent wheel including a second light source for emitting light in a second wavelength range and a third light source for emitting light in a third wavelength range whose wavelength differs from that of the light in the second wavelength range, which are disposed circumferentially end to end in an adjacent fashion, a fourth light source for emitting light in a fourth wavelength range similar in color system to the light in the second or third wavelength range, and a control unit for controlling the fourth light source and the luminescent wheel to illuminate the fourth light source during a first color mixing period when a boundary between the second and third light sources is situated on an optical path of the light in the first wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10170094
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument uses a mouthpiece model that models a mouthpiece as a three-dimensional shape having one end at which the mouthpiece is to be held in a mouth of a performer being smaller than another end. A processor in the instrument calculates a reflection coefficient of a progressive wave and a regressive wave using the mouthpiece model by calculating a wave impedance for the progressive wave and calculating a wave impedance for the regressive wave, and generates a musical sound signal on the basis of the calculated reflection coefficient, which is then outputted to a sound generator for sound production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazutaka Kasuga
  • Patent number: 10169752
    Abstract: A merchandise item registration apparatus includes: a left photoelectric sensor that senses an object in a first area located on one side of a recognition area for merchandise items in a merchandise item identification device; a right photoelectric sensor that senses the object in a second area located on the other side of the recognition area; and a camera that captures an image of the recognition area. A merchandise item is identified by sensing the object from the image of the recognition area captured by the camera, and a POS terminal is made to perform a merchandise item registration process or a provisional registration cancellation process in accordance with the temporal sequence of results of the sensing performed by the camera in the respective areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Katsumura
  • Patent number: 10166802
    Abstract: A stamp-face platemaking device transports a medium holder inserted into a plate insertion portion to a printing unit. The medium holder holds a stamp face material in a plate-like member, and has a predetermined pattern in a side end portion thereof. An optical sensor detects the top end portion of the medium holder on a sensor scanning line in the inserting direction, and the pattern start point and the pattern end point of the predetermined pattern. At least one of the horizontal and vertical sizes of the stamp face material is set based on the positions of two of the detected end portions. When the pattern end point is detected, platemaking with the stamp face material is started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Yuno, Takayuki Hirotani, Yasushi Murai, Shigeru Futawatari, Takanori Suzuki, Yoshimasa Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10171726
    Abstract: A shooting apparatus includes a touch panel on a display and performs self-timer shooting. The shooting apparatus includes a CPU configured to detect a dragging manipulation status from a touch start point on a fixed or an arbitrary point on the touch panel to an end of the touch, update one condition selected out of a self-timer time and a continuous shooting number as a first shooting condition, perform a control of updating and displaying the updated first shooting condition on at least one position selected out of a point on the display corresponding to the touch start point, the fixed point on the display, and a point on the display along with the dragging manipulation status whenever the first shooting condition is updated, and set the updated first shooting condition as a shooting condition for performing a shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuko Tokairin
  • Patent number: 10170091
    Abstract: An electronic wind instrument is provided, which is capable of representing a wide range of performances using a tonguing operation. The electronic wind instrument has at least one sensor, a sound source for generating a tone, and a controller. The controller controls a tonguing performance detecting process for detecting a tonguing performance played by the player based on the output value from the one sensor, and a tone muting process for muting the tone output from the speaker in accordance with the lip position of the player determined in the lip position determining process, while the tonguing performance is being detected in the tonguing performance detecting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Tabata
  • Publication number: 20180370092
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a thermally expansive layer formed on a one surface of a base; a first ink receiving layer that is provided on the thermally expansive layer for receiving ink; a film provided on the first ink receiving layer; and a second ink receiving layer that is provided on the film for receiving ink; wherein the first ink receiving layer is formed of a material that provides a texture a different from a texture of the second ink receiving layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Yuji HORIUCHI, Satoshi MITSUI, Hideki TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20180374248
    Abstract: A data processing method includes: outputting output information, the output information including coordinate system setting information to specify a correspondence between each of one or more coordinate axes of a coordinate system and each of attributes each of which is assigned to each of the one or more coordinate axes, thereby enabling an image generation device including a control unit to acquire the output information and to generate an image including a graph drawn in a coordinate system, which is set in accordance with the correspondence specified by the coordinate system setting information of the acquired output information, based on data on the attribute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kentaro OKUMA
  • Publication number: 20180373023
    Abstract: There is provided a phosphor wheel which can reduce or prevent misalignment and clipping of a diffuser plate. A phosphor wheel includes a wheel plate which has an opening extending from one surface to the other surface and is to be used in a rotating state, and a transmissive member which is disposed inside the opening. The transmissive member is in contact with an edge of the opening of the wheel plate at a plurality of points including two points of an outer periphery part on an outer side in a rotation radius direction of the wheel plate to be supported. Accordingly, as compared to the case where the outer periphery part of the transmissive member is in contact with the edge of the opening at one point, the transmissive member is held more stably, and misalignment and clipping can be reduced or prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daijiro FUJII
  • Publication number: 20180376069
    Abstract: A robot includes an operation unit, an imager, an operation controller, a determiner, and an imager controller. The imager is disposed at a predetermined part of the robot and captures an image of a subject. The operation controller controls the operation unit to move the predetermined part. The determiner determines whether the operation controller is moving the predetermined part or not while the imager captures the image of the subject. The imager controller controls the imager or recording of the image of the subject that is captured by the imager, in a case in which the determiner determines that the operation controller is moving the predetermined part, so as to prevent motion of the predetermined part from affecting the image of the subject and causing the operation unit to perform an erroneous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuji Makino
  • Publication number: 20180373078
    Abstract: A display module, display device, and method for controlling same which can suppress power consumption of an electronic device while providing a user with various types of information by various display methods. The display device is configured with two processors with different processing capacities and, with the processors cooperating mutually, image data is written in a driver circuit of a display section via separate interfaces in accordance with an operation mode. A driver circuit writes pixel data based on the image data in each pixel of a display panel which is a memory characteristic liquid crystal panel for retention, thereby controlling the display form of an image in the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kimiyasu MIZUNO
  • Publication number: 20180373132
    Abstract: A light source device includes a first light source, a second light source and a dichroic mirror. The first light source is configured to emit excitation light. The second light source is configured to emit fluorescent light by being irradiated with the excitation light. The dichroic mirror is disposed on an emission side of the second light source and is configured to reflect the excitation light while transmitting the fluorescent light. An intersection of the optical axis of the excitation light and the dichroic mirror is apart from the center of the optical axis of the fluorescent light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180376056
    Abstract: A detection method includes image acquisition processing for acquiring an image; white balance adjustment processing for adjusting a white balance of the image which is acquired in the image acquisition processing; control processing for controlling adjustment content of the white balance in the white balance adjustment processing, on the basis of a specific color serving as a reference; and detection processing for detecting a portion satisfying a predetermined condition relevant to the specific color from the acquired image in which the white balance has not adjusted, on the basis of the image in which the white balance has been adjusted by the adjustment content of the white balance controlled in the control processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi TSUKAGOSHI
  • Publication number: 20180370039
    Abstract: A more endearing robot includes an operation unit that causes the robot to operate, a viewing direction determiner that determines whether a viewing direction of a predetermined target is toward the robot or not, and an operation controller that controls the operation unit based on a result of determination by the viewing direction determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi NAKAGOME, Takashi YAMAYA, Keisuke SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20180370032
    Abstract: A robot provided with eyes includes an operation unit that operates a display and a movable member; a checker that checks whether eye contact with a predetermined target is made or not; a determiner that determines whether a predetermined condition regarding the predetermined target is satisfied during the eye contact or not, in a case in which the checker checks that the eye contact with the predetermined target is made; and an operation controller that controls the display and the movable member to cancel the eye contact with the predetermined target, in a case in which the determiner determines that the predetermined condition regarding the predetermined target is satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Erina ICHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180373133
    Abstract: A light source device includes a first light source, a second light source and a composite dichroic mirror. The first light source is configured to emit light of a first wavelength band. The second light source is configured to emit light of a second wavelength band which is different from the first wavelength band. The composite dichroic mirror has a first area and a second area which characteristics is different from characteristics of the first area. The composite dichroic mirror reflects the light of the first wavelength band while transmitting the light of the second wavelength band. The light of the first wavelength band is radiated corresponding to the first area and the second area of the composite dichroic mirror, and the light of the second wavelength band is radiated corresponding to the first area of the composite dichroic mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180374247
    Abstract: A graph display method, wherein a first graph corresponding to a first mathematical expression is displayed on a display, and when an operation to input, as a modified expression of the first mathematical expression, a third mathematical expression having a notation different from that of the first mathematical expression is accepted, and a third graph corresponding to the third mathematical expression is displayed on the display, the third graph is displayed on the display in a way of displaying, the way being different depending on whether a condition that the first mathematical expression is mathematically identical to the third mathematical expression is satisfied or not.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Miki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180373206
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a clocking means configured to clock time, a switch configured to accept an input, and a processor configured to measure a period during which the switch is accepting an input, determine in accordance with a result of the measurement whether to change time difference data set in the electronic timepiece, and correct the time clocked by the clocking means on the basis of the time difference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi MOROHOSHI
  • Publication number: 20180372880
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device includes an oscillator circuit that outputs a clock signal of predetermined frequency, a clock circuit that counts date and time in accordance with input of the clock signal, a temperature sensor that measures a temperature relating to a change of the predetermined frequency, a receiver that receives a radio wave from a positioning satellite, and a first processor and/or a second processor. The first processor and/or the second processor estimates an amount of time count difference in date and time counted by the clock circuit on the basis of a history of temperatures measured by the temperature sensor, and combines date and time counted by the clock circuit, the estimated amount of time count difference, and part of date-and-time information obtained from a radio wave received by the receiver to identify current date and time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUE, Tatsuya SEKITSUKA
  • Publication number: 20180376050
    Abstract: An image capture control apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor executes a program stored in the memory to perform operations including: detecting a manual image acquisition operation in which a user instructs the image capture control apparatus to capture or record an image to a storage unit according to an instruction; acquiring observation information relevant to a trigger for automatically acquiring image data on the basis of the detection of the manual image acquisition operation; setting a threshold value for automatically acquiring the image data on the basis of the observation information acquired by detecting the manual image acquisition operation; and performing control for automatically acquiring the image data on the basis of the threshold value of the observation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio ENDO
  • Publication number: 20180374494
    Abstract: A voice input unit has predetermined directivity for acquiring a voice. A sound source arrival direction estimation unit operating as a first direction detection unit detects a first direction, which is an arrival direction of a signal voice of a predetermined target, from the acquired voice. Moreover, a sound source arrival direction estimation unit operating as a second direction detection unit detects a second direction, which is an arrival direction of a noise voice, from the acquired voice. A sound source separation unit, a sound volume calculation unit, and a detection unit having an S/N ratio calculation unit detect a sound source separation direction or a sound source separation position, based on the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi YAMAYA, Kouichi NAKAGOME
  • Patent number: 10162516
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to make it possible to easily display user's desired images. An imaging apparatus includes a frame rate acquiring unit, a measuring unit and a reproduction control unit. The frame rate acquiring unit acquires the imaging frame rate of a video to be reproduced. The measuring unit measures the operation speed of a user's touch operation on a touch panel while the touch operation is performed. The reproduction control unit controls reproduction of the video which is displayed on the display panel, based on the acquired imaging frame rate and the subsequently measured operation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Hideaki Matsuda, Jun Muraki
  • Patent number: 10163093
    Abstract: An information device makes a payment with a payment terminal through a contactless communication, using amount data of an electronic purse function of a mobile device. The mobile device with the electronic purse function permits the information device to be used for performing payment processing with the payment terminal, using amount data of the electronic purse function of the mobile device. A wearable information device includes an image taking unit configured to take an image of an object in the direction of line of vision of a user, and notifies the information device of the presence or absence of the information device in a taken image. The information device makes a payment with the payment terminal through a contactless communication based on the notification from the wearable information device of the presence or absence of the information device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Minami, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo, Itsuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10163021
    Abstract: An information processor includes a recognition section that recognizes a feature of a viewer of content, an acquisition section that acquires a recognition error that occurs when the feature of the viewer is recognized by the recognition section, and a determination section that determines content to be output, on the basis of the acquired recognition error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chihiro Toyama
  • Patent number: 10165146
    Abstract: A printer includes: a processor; a head configured to perform printing; a sensor configured to detect an amount of movement of the printer; and a scanner configured to acquire an image including a frame described on a material to be printed beforehand, the scanner being disposed forward of the head in a moving direction of the printer. The processor executes during scanning for frame detection over the material to be printed, frame detection processing to detect the frame based on the amount of movement and the image without performing the printing, and during scanning for printing over the material to be printed, print processing to perform the printing with the head based on the frame detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kuronuma
  • Patent number: 10163237
    Abstract: An information display system according to the present invention includes: a graph display control unit configured to display a comparison graph in which a current transition graph representing a current period of time-series information and a previous transition graph representing a previous period of the time-series information are arranged such that time-axis components of the current period and time-axis components of the previous period which corresponds to one period before the time-axis components of the current period are placed in identical positions, in which the graph display control unit displays the previous transition graph including a portion corresponding to a future in the current period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Ohsumi, Keita Anjo, Koji Nishitani, Noriyoshi Katsumura, Taro Ejiri
  • Publication number: 20180365539
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises: a processor configured to create print data for printing at least one printable character so as to arrange the printable character along a widthwise direction of the print medium based on input data input by a user; and a printhead configured to print on the print medium in accordance with the print data, wherein the processor compares an overall print length of overall data obtained by adding margins to a front end and a rear end of the printable character with a first length of an elongated print medium in the widthwise direction, and, the processor creates the print data including a mark indicating an end portion of the overall data when the overall print length is shorter than the first length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180364064
    Abstract: Correction of errors in dead reckoning includes: obtaining, without using map information, a first distance between a first location of a user and a second location of the user based on acquired GPS positional information of the first location and acquired GPS positional information of the second location; obtaining, without using map information, a second distance between the first location and the second location, by using dead reckoning based on a step count and a step length of the user as the user traveled from the first location to the second location; and correcting the step length of the user that is used in the dead reckoning on the basis of the first distance obtained by the first distance obtaining process and the second distance obtained by the second distance obtaining process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto TODA
  • Publication number: 20180364065
    Abstract: Altitude detection by an electronic device includes: obtaining altitude information at a location of the electronic device by satellite positioning; obtaining altitude information at said location on the basis of atmospheric pressure data detected at said location; obtaining error in the satellite positioning; and, on the basis of the error obtained, causing the altitude information obtained by the satellite positioning and the altitude information obtained on the basis of the detected atmospheric pressure data to be selectively output to a user or a component of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto TODA
  • Publication number: 20180367231
    Abstract: An electronic device 10 that are wirelessly connected to other electronic devices within a range of a limited communication distance, and the device has a controller CNT that configured to determine at least one of whether or not there are a plurality of members who each have an electronic device within a predetermined range and whether or not a plurality of members who each have an electronic device show a same behavior, and to transmit, if it is determined that there are a plurality of members who each have an electronic device within the predetermined range, or that a plurality of members who each have an electronic device show a same behavior, a request to the plurality of electronic devices to generate rhythm signals at a same tempo to encourage improvement in cooperation among the plurality of members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Futoshi YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180361634
    Abstract: An expansion device includes: an irradiation unit configured to irradiate a thermally-expandable sheet with light; a movement unit configured to relatively move the thermally-expandable sheet and the irradiation unit; an air-blowing unit configured to cool the irradiation unit by blowing air to the irradiation unit; and a control unit configured to execute a distension process of distending the thermally-expandable sheet by causing the irradiation unit to emit light while relatively moving the thermally-expandable sheet and the irradiation unit by the movement unit, wherein the control unit controls the air-blowing unit to stop or weaken blowing air toward the irradiation unit while the irradiation unit is caused to emit light in the distension process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi USHIGOME, Minoru SAITO
  • Publication number: 20180361736
    Abstract: A printing system includes a printing apparatus and a device. The printing apparatus includes a printing head, a fixture jig and a fixture platform. The printing head prints a design on a nail of a finger or toe. The fixture jig is detachable from the printing apparatus, includes a reference mark, and fixes the finger or toe. In the fixture platform, the fixture jig is set such that the reference mark and the nail of the finger or toe is in an X-Y plane. The device includes a communicator, an imaging unit and a processor. The communicator communicates with the printing apparatus. The imaging unit images the fixture jig with the finger or toe fixed thereon to obtain an image of the reference mark and the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu IRIE
  • Publication number: 20180365483
    Abstract: A determination result is easily obtained even in expression determination on a face image that is not a front view. A Robot includes a camera, a face detector, a face angle estimator, and an expression determiner. The camera acquires image data. The face detector detects a face of a person from the image data acquired by the camera. The face angle estimator estimates an angle of the face detected by the face detector. The expression determiner determines an expression of the face based on the angle estimated by the face angle estimator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi NAKAGOME, Keisuke SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20180367658
    Abstract: A communication device transmits a plurality of types of data to an external device, and the communication device includes: a wireless communication unit 15 configured to communicate with the external device; a near field communication unit 16 configured to communicate with the external device and consuming less power; and a CPU 11 configured to set priority to a plurality of types of data and let the near field communication unit 16 with reduced power consumption transmit the data having predetermined priority to the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio ENDO