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: 9818387
    Abstract: An electronic stringed musical instrument is provided which is capable of performing string-pressing detection while maintain a neck strength without lowering reliability. Here, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags where wiring is not necessary are arranged between frets for each of the first to sixth strings, whereby its neck strength is maintained. When a string comes close to an RFID tag in response to a string-pressing operation, the RFID tag wirelessly transmits first identification information including at least its own “fret number (string-pressed point)” using electrical power acquired by receiving a radio wave transmitted from the string that functions as an antenna. Then, this information is received and demodulated via the string that functions as an antenna. That is, the string-pressed point is detected by non-contact detection, so that string-pressing detection can be performed without lowering reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Dejima
  • Patent number: 9818183
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus 100 of diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, comprising: a separating step of separating the captured image into a brightness component and a color information component; and an extracting step of extracting a region to be diagnosed based on the brightness component or the color information component of the configured image to highlight likeness of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hamada, Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Masaru Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sato
  • Patent number: 9817304
    Abstract: There is provided a light source unit comprising a first light source having a solid light emitting device, a second light source having a luminescent material layer which emits light in a wavelength range which is different from light in a wavelength range which is emitted from the first light source by using the light emitted from the first light source as an excitation light source, and an optical device which is disposed between the first light source and the second light source, wherein the optical device has a dichroic layer which transmits a pencil of light emitted by the first light source and reflects a pencil of light emitted by the second light source, and a diffusing layer which diffuses the pencil of light emitted from the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ogino
  • Patent number: 9817370
    Abstract: A pointer including a pointer body formed using a carbon fiber textile sheet having a carbon fiber woven thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Amano
  • Patent number: 9817628
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display system including a first display terminal and a second display terminal. The first display terminal includes a first display unit, an acquiring unit configured to acquire information indicating display content which are being displayed by the first display unit, and a sending unit configured to send the information indicating the display content acquired by the acquiring unit to the second display terminal which is communicatably connected to the first display terminal. The second display terminal includes a second display unit, a receiving unit configured to receive the information indicating the display content which is sent from the first display terminal, and a control unit configured to control the second display unit to display relevant information which is related to the display content of the first display unit based on the information indicating the display content received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadahiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9818374
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light source unit which emits fluorescence light to a display element which displays an image by using the fluorescence light including an excitation light source which emits excitation light, a fluorescent plate including a fluorescence emission region on a surface of a circular substrate which emits the fluorescence light by the fluorescence emission region being irradiated with the excitation light from the excitation light source, a drive unit which rotates the fluorescent plate in a circumferential direction and a control unit which controls the excitation light source and the drive unit. And the control unit controls the drive unit so that a display frequency of the display element and a rotation frequency of the fluorescent plate fulfill formula (1) j×display frequency=k×rotation frequency (j, k are integers, j>k)??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Ishizu, Toshiharu Arai
  • Patent number: 9808068
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9811816
    Abstract: To enable registration of a commodity without interrupting the flow of sales registration by an operator, a commodity identification device 2 specifically includes: a camera 27 that takes an image of an object that an operator holds over the camera; and a CPU 211 that is configured to, when the object is recognized from an image taken by the camera 27 and the object recognized is compared with reference images of each commodity in plurality of directions, and when the object is similar to a plurality of commodities, specify reference images having a noticeable difference, and guide the operator to rotate the object so that the object in the direction corresponding to the specified reference images is directed toward the camera 27.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 9804480
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus stand includes a first member having an L shape, a second member similarly having an L shape, an adjustment section which raises and lowers the first member, and a third member rotatably coupled to a portion of the second member provided extending at right angle to the second member. The first member includes a stage provided extending at right angle thereto. On the stage, a tablet terminal is placed such that its camera section is directed downward. The adjustment section raises and lowers the first member, i.e., the stage by an operation knob being operated. The third member functions as a leg portion for making the imaging apparatus stand self-supporting. On the lower surface of the stage of the first member, a lighting device using an LED as a light emitting element is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Tachibana, Toshiaki Kanamura, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Marie Hashimoto, Akihiro Miyahara
  • Patent number: 9804569
    Abstract: A hand unit for a timepiece, including: a hand for indicating time; and an attachment member including a support part attached to a rotational center of the hand so as to support the hand, and a cylindrical part defining a rotational axis of the hand and configured to be attached to a rotating shaft in the timepiece, the cylindrical part continuing from the support part extending towards a rear side of the timepiece along the rotational axis, wherein a bottom of the cylindrical part is at a position that is approximately the same or lower than a tip of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Enta, Junro Yano
  • Patent number: 9805485
    Abstract: A graph display control apparatus displays a first operation display element for varying, within a preset range, a value of a coefficient included in a function expression; displays a graph image corresponding to the function expression based on the value of the coefficient which is varied in accordance with a user operation of the first operation display element; designates, in accordance with a user operation, a partial variation range of the set variation range of the value of the coefficient; displays a second operation display element for varying the value of the coefficient within the designated partial variation range of the value of the coefficient; and re-displays the graph image displayed based on the value of the coefficient which is varied in accordance with a user operation of the second operation display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Endo
  • Patent number: 9804572
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Junro Yano
  • Patent number: 9805711
    Abstract: A sound synthesis device that includes a processor configured to perform the following: extracting intonation information from prosodic information contained in sound data and digitally smoothing the extracted intonation information to obtain smoothed intonation information; obtaining a plurality of digital sound units based on text data and concatenating the plurality of digital sound units so as to construct a concatenated series of digital sound units that corresponds to the text data; and modifying the concatenated series of digital sound units in accordance with the smoothed intonation information with respect to at least one of parameters of the concatenated series of digital sound units to generate synthesized sound data corresponding to the text data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyuta Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9805484
    Abstract: A graph display control device includes a formula display control unit, a graph display control unit and an operation-display-element display control unit. The formula display control unit displays a plurality of function formulas containing parameters on a display unit. The graph display control unit displays a graph image corresponding to one of the plurality of function formulas displayed by the formula display control unit, on the display unit so as to be discriminable according to the plurality of function formulas. The operation-display-element display control unit discriminately displays an operation display element for designating a numerical value of a parameter contained in at least one of the plurality of function formulas, on the display unit in correspondence to the graph images respectively displayed discriminately in relation to the function formulas by the graph display control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Endo, Kentaro Suzuki, Kosuke Karoji
  • Patent number: 9798016
    Abstract: A present invention relates to a positioning processing apparatus including: an orbit information receiving unit that receives Ephemeris relating to an orbit of a GPS satellite from the GPS satellite; a predicted orbit information receiving unit that receives a predicted value of the Ephemeris via a network from a server in which the Ephemeris is accumulated in advance; a power feeding unit that performs control relating to electric power supply; a first determination unit that determines a state of electric power supply; a selection unit that selects the orbit information receiving unit or the predicted orbit information receiving unit based on the state of electric power supply determined; and a positioning unit that performs positioning based on the Ephemeris or a predicted value of the Ephemeris received by the orbit information receiving unit or the predicted orbit information receiving unit selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto Toda
  • Patent number: 9799116
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a mounting section where an object having a nail is mounted, and an inclination detection unit that detects a degree of an inclination of the nail in a width direction of the nail with respect to a reference state of the nail based on a shape of at least one target image along the width direction of the object, the target image being formed on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Kafuku
  • Patent number: 9798356
    Abstract: A band, including: a device which has a part to be protected; and a protective frame which has a soft section that is easily deformed and a hard section that is less easily deformed than the soft section, the hard section being connected to the soft section and disposed at a portion where the part to be protected is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9800847
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a laser diode and a collimator lens having an entrance portion and an exit portion, with light emitted from the laser diode being incident light which is caused to enter the collimator lens. The laser diode is disposed so that a direction of a major axis of an elliptic cross section which intersects an axis of the incident light at right angles is defined as a direction of a first axis, and the entrance portion includes an elongated recess portion which is formed into a recess shape which is curved inwards towards a direction in which the incident light exits. In addition, a recessed edge of the elongated recess portion in a cross section, which intersects the first axis at right angles, is formed into an arc shape, and the incident light which enters the entrance portion is caused to exit from the exit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 9799129
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device includes a processor. The processor is configured to perform: formula input process of inputting a plurality of pieces of formula data in association with respective formula numbers through a user operation; a formula setting process of setting formula data in the pieces of formula data input by the formula input process as an output target by the user operation; cited formula extraction process of extracting another formula data in the pieces of formula data when the formula data set by the formula setting process cites a formula number of the another formula data; and a data output process of outputting the set formula data with the extracted another formula data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miki Suzuki, Hiroaki Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Uejima, Manato Ono, Saburo Kamitani, Akiko Muraki
  • Publication number: 20170300013
    Abstract: An information display device comprising a processor, the processor executing: time information acquiring processing of acquiring time information; azimuth information acquiring processing of acquiring azimuth information; coordinate setting processing of setting a time coordinate system for display of the time information on a display image and setting an azimuth coordinate system for display of the azimuth information on the display image; and display control processing of displaying particular time information acquired by the time information acquiring processing, in the time coordinate system set on the display image and particular azimuth information acquired by the azimuth information acquiring processing, in the azimuth coordinate system set on the display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SATOU, Megumi SHIGETA
  • Publication number: 20170303336
    Abstract: A wireless communication method of one wireless communication device which performs wireless communication with another wireless communication device, including displaying identification information of said another wireless communication device; notifying identification information of the wireless communication device, to said another wireless communication device by near field communication; receiving the identification information of said another wireless communication device updated by said another wireless communication device, from said another wireless communication device; and updating the identification information of said another wireless communication device to be displayed in the displaying step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho KYOU, Makoto NAKAGAWA, Takaomi YONEKURA
  • Patent number: 9794478
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a display section, a capturing section which captures an image at a first viewing angle, a capturing control section which performs a plurality of capturing operations by the capturing section, a generation section which generates a composite image reproducing an image captured at a second viewing angle that is wider than the first viewing angle by combining a plurality of images acquired by the plurality of capturing operations by the capturing control section, and a display control section which displays the composite image generated by the generation section on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Matsumoto, Naotomo Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 9794981
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a wireless communication unit, a storage unit and a processor. The wireless communication unit performs near field communication with another wireless communication device. The storage unit stores an other-device address which is identification information of said another wireless communication device and which is acquired through the wireless communication unit. The processor updates an own-device address which is identification information of the wireless communication device, when receiving an instruction for excluding the other-device address from a connection destination of the near field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Takaomi Yonekura
  • Publication number: 20170294038
    Abstract: A control section performs control of displaying a plurality of different original images in a list form on a touch display section, clips a part of at least one of the plurality of different original images displayed in the list form in response to the detection of a second instruction operation by the user, acquires the clipped image, and performs control of displaying the clipped and acquired image in place of its original image displayed in the list form and subjected to the clipping, with the display size of the original image being maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro MORIYA
  • Publication number: 20170293827
    Abstract: A method of a printing device, the method including detecting at least one motion of the printing device by a sensor, the sensor being in the printing device; and performing a control operation related to print based on at least one motion detected by the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi NARUSE
  • Publication number: 20170293795
    Abstract: A moving device for moving along a terminal device includes a first control unit and a second control unit. The first control unit is configured to move the moving device from a position far from the terminal device to a vicinity of the terminal device based on a current position of the terminal device. The second control unit is configured to recognize the terminal device or a user of the terminal device in the vicinity of the current position of the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi OKADA
  • Patent number: 9781989
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit for drawing on a nail of an object which is a finger or a toe by applying ink, an object suppression unit for applying a suppression force to suppress a motion of the object to the object, and a nail region detection unit for detecting a region of the nail. The drawing apparatus sets the suppression force to a first suppression force in at least one of a first period of the drawing unit drawing on the nail and a second period of the nail region detection unit detecting the region of the nail, and sets the suppression force to a second suppression force which is weaker than the first suppression force or sets the motion of the object to be not suppressed in a third period of the ink applied to the nail being dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9785072
    Abstract: An electrophotographic toner which is excellent in grindability, fixing property and durability by being obtained via a step of melt-kneading a mixture containing an amorphous bioplastic having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 55000 to 120000, a terpene phenol resin, and a styrene acrylic resin having a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 85500 to 118000 so as to obtain a kneaded mixture, and a step of grinding the kneaded mixture after hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kihira, Hideki Ikeda, Yuichiro Iegaki, Yuta Kan, Hideki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9785117
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Kawaguchi, Fumiaki Ochiai, Yuta Saito
  • Publication number: 20170289497
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a receiver configured to receive an image signal; a measurer configured to measure the number of vertical scanning lines and horizontal scanning time of the image signal; a table generator configured to generate a provisional signal table when data measured by the measurer has not been retained in a previously prepared signal table; a detector configured to detect data for regulating an active display region of an image, from the image signal; and an updater configured to update the provisional signal table, based on a detection result by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20170282618
    Abstract: A printer includes a printing head that includes a plurality of heating elements arranged in a first direction and a processor, wherein printing data representing an image to be printed on a printing medium are divided into a plurality of line data, each of the plurality of line data representing a corresponding line segment of the image, extending in the first direction, by a series of dots constituted of printing dots to be printed on the printing medium and non-printing dots that are not printed on the printing medium, and wherein, for each of the line data, the processor obtains distribution information of the printing dots in the line data, and sets an energizing time, during which the selected heating elements are energized continuously, or intermittently by pulses, to print the corresponding printing dots, in accordance with the distribution information of the printing dots in the line data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryosuke HATA
  • Publication number: 20170288433
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display and a controller. The controller obtains time series information regarding an output voltage of a battery; estimates a battery remaining amount which the battery is able to discharge based on the obtained time series information; and controls the display to perform a predetermined display when the estimated battery remaining amount is less than a predetermined reference remaining amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirohisa MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170286361
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display unit and a processor. The processor is configured to accept an input of numerical expression data including 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: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiko MURAKI, Yoshinaga KATAYAMA, Sachiko HIRATA, Hiroshi UEJIMA
  • Publication number: 20170282012
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a sensor information acquisition unit, a state calculation unit, and an output control unit. The sensor information acquisition unit successively acquires bio-information relating to a subject. The sensor information acquisition unit acquires activity information relating to activity of the subject. The state calculation unit estimates a physical condition of the subject based on the bio-information acquired and the activity information acquired. The output control unit controls the output unit to perform a notification of information based on the physical condition of the subject estimated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori KITA
  • Patent number: 9781550
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Terazaki
  • Patent number: 9778623
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece, including: a first operation unit; a first communication unit; and a first control unit, wherein one of the plurality of the operation receiving units is a function switching operation receiving unit, i) when a first input signal is input, the first control unit assigns the operation receiving units including the function switching operation receiving unit as external device operation receiving units according to predetermined operation processing to be executed by the external device, ii) when an input operation to the operation receiving units is detected, the first control unit transmits an operation request according to the operation processing corresponding to the input operation to the external device via the first communication unit, and iii) when a second input signal is input, the first control unit ends assignment of the operation receiving units as the external device operation receiving units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Nishihara
  • Patent number: 9778699
    Abstract: A string-attached input pen including an input pen for a portable electronic device, and a string structural body, in which the string structural body has a first string section and a second string section, the first string section has a string-like member whose one end is coupled to the input pen and a ring member attached to the other end of the string-like member, and the second string section includes an annular belt, and the ring member is loosely inserted into the annular belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Amikura
  • Patent number: 9779277
    Abstract: A biometric authentication device has a structure member which is wearable to a user, and a biological information acquisition unit that acquires biological information of the user, and a biometric authentication unit that performs authentication of the user. The biological information acquisition unit is provided in a position where a finger of the user in contact when the structure member is worn/removed to/from the user, acquires first biological information with the finger of the user in contact with the biological information acquisition unit and second biological information which is at least one of a finger direction and action data, the finger direction is a direction of the finger in contact with the biological information acquisition unit and the action data is a data corresponding to spatial movement of the biometric authentication device when the structure member is worn/removed to/from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Ohtsuka, Takahiro Tomida, Akira Kashio
  • Patent number: 9779290
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus of an embodiment of the present invention includes a detecting unit 4d for detecting a state in a detection area T within an image displayed in a display panel 8a, an identifying unit 4b for identifying a subject from the image, an acquiring unit 4c for acquiring information relating to a predetermined subject in the case that the identifying unit 4b identifies the predetermined subject outside the detection area T, and a control unit (the detecting unit 4d) for controlling detection of the state in the detection area T based on the information relating to the predetermined subject acquired by the acquiring unit 4c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Endo, Tsutomu Shimono
  • Publication number: 20170279395
    Abstract: A stepping motor includes a rotor, a stator and three coils. The rotor is two-pole magnetized in a radius direction. The stator is provided with a rotor receiving section for receiving the rotor. The three coils are magnetically connected with the stator. At least one of the three coils is an integrated coil which is integrally formed with the stator by winding a coil around a part of the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170277248
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main CPU, a main power supply control unit which conducts power supply to the main CPU and conducts supply control of the power, a sub power supply control unit which conducts power supply to the main power supply control unit, and a first switch which switches on and off power supply from the sub power supply control unit to the main power supply control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Hideo SUZUKI, Takashi SUENAGA, Keiichi NOMURA, Shuhei UCHIDA, Munetaka SEO
  • Publication number: 20170277269
    Abstract: The display control device includes: a distance acquirer acquiring a distance between a display surface on which an item is displayed and an operator operating the item; and a display controller displaying on the display surface an item belonging to a hierarchy level corresponding to the distance acquired by the distance acquirer from an item group including multiple hierarchized items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma KAWAHARA, Toshihiko YOSHIDA, Yoichi MURAYAMA, Gou KAWAKAMI, Takashi KAWASHIMO, Hiroaki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20170278503
    Abstract: A device for reading waveform data of a musical tone from a primary storage device and transferring the read waveform data to a secondary storage device for tone reproduction includes a processor configured to perform: retrieving, for each waveform of a plurality of waveforms that represent a musical tone stored in the primary storage device, segment group information from the primary storage device; retrieving the plurality of waveforms that represent the musical tone from the primary storage device, the waveform group retrieval process retrieving a waveform or waveforms, among the plurality of waveforms, that have the same segment group information as a group; and writing, as a single group, the waveform or waveforms, among the plurality of waveforms, that have the same segment group information onto one of prescribed storage segments that are storage regions of prescribed sizes in the secondary storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki SATO
  • Publication number: 20170277371
    Abstract: A task management device includes a first display controller which controls a display to display a schedule template including a plurality of schedule areas, predetermined date information or time zone information being associated with each schedule area; a first selecting unit which selects a predetermined stamp mark in accordance with a user's operation from a plurality of stamp marks which indicate different types of tasks and with which different message information is associated; and a second selecting unit which selects a schedule area in which the stamp mark selected by the first selecting unit is placed in accordance with a user's operation from the plurality of schedule areas. The first display controller controls the display to display the schedule template where the stamp mark selected by the first selecting unit is placed in the schedule area selected by the second selecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keita ANJO
  • Publication number: 20170277428
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes a shape detector detecting a shape of a detection object, an output controller performing a control to select a virtual input device to be displayed based on the detected shape of the detection object, and to display the selected virtual input device, and a display displaying the selected virtual input device based on the control given by the output controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi MURAYAMA, Toshihiko YOSHIDA, Gou KAWAKAMI, Kazuma KAWAHARA, Takashi KAWASHIMO, Hiroaki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20170274584
    Abstract: A structure manufacturing method manufactures a structure including an expansion layer M2 by expanding the expansion layer M2 that is included in a print medium M and expands by heating. An electromagnetic wave-heat conversion material is formed on a first surface of the print medium M in density corresponding to a shape of a structure C0 to be manufactured. Here, either the material is formed in lower density than density of the material in a first part of the expansion layer M2 to be expanded to a first height H1 and density of the material in a second part of the expansion layer M2 to be expanded to a second height H2 or the material is not formed, in a boundary region A0 which is the first surface in a boundary part between the first part and the second part. The print medium M is then irradiated with electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitomi FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170273432
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing device provided with at least one pen or nozzle configured to perform a drawing on a nail, a processor which controls operations of the pen or the nozzle, and a cleaning pad provided to clean a tip of the pen or the nozzle. The processor causes the tip of the pen or the nozzle to be cleaned by bringing the tip of the pen or the nozzle into a pressed state where the tip of the pen or the nozzle is pressed against the cleaning pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu IRIE
  • Publication number: 20170277130
    Abstract: A driving processor for driving a motor having a rotor and one or more coils for rotating the rotor is configured to generate a detection pulse for detecting whether or not the rotor has rotated; cause the generated detection pulse to be applied to at least one of the one or more coils; receive a signal indicating a detected value of current flowing in the at least one of the one or more coils after the detection pulse has been outputted to the at least one of the one or more coils; and determine whether or not the rotor has rotated to one or more prescribed positions on the basis of the detected value of current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170274644
    Abstract: A printer prints on a printing medium as the printer is moved. The printer includes a printing unit, a detector, and a controller. The printing unit prints an image on the printing medium. The detector detects a region on the printing medium that is not suitable to be printed on by the printing unit. The controller makes the printing unit stop printing when the detector detects the region on the printing medium that is not suitable to be printed on while the printing unit is printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sumito SHINOHARA
  • Patent number: D799478
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO KEISANKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Kachi, Seiji Murakami, Shigeru Hanagata