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: 20170272660
    Abstract: An imaging device to control a region of imaging, includes: an imaging unit; a display unit; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to: set a first region of a predetermined size at a predetermined position in an imaging range of the imaging unit; make the display unit display an image in the first region as live-view image; fix a position of the first region in the imaging range before a first operation is performed; after the first operation is performed, displace the position of the first region in the imaging range so as to track movement of a specific subject in the imaging range; and when a second operation is performed, following the first operation, record a partial image corresponding to the first region in an entire image taken by the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori ISHIHARA, Hiroyuki HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20170272716
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes an input unit configured to input an image signal, a projection unit configured to project an image corresponding to the image signal, an attitude sensor configured to detect an attitude around a projection optical axis of the projection unit in which the projection apparatus is installed, and a projection control unit configured to project, when the attitude detected by the attitude sensor falls within a predetermined range, the image under a first projection condition, and project, when the attitude detected by the attitude sensor falls outside the predetermined range, the image under a second projection condition different from the first projection condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi NAKAGAWA, Ryoichi FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170270701
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a controller and a display. The controller adds an expression to a displayed face image in accordance with an audio when the audio is output. Further, the controller generates an animation in which a mouth contained in the face image with the expression moves in sync with the audio. The display displays the generated animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi OKANIWA, Hiroaki NEGISHI, Shigekatsu MORIYA, Hirokazu KANDA
  • Publication number: 20170270591
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes the following. An obtaining unit obtains purchasing history information in a first region for a user. A controller derives an index showing a preference of the user based on the purchasing history information. The controller also generates purchase recommending information in a second region different from the first region for the user based on the index showing the preference of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunihiro MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20170269558
    Abstract: A satellite radio wave receiving device includes: a receiver that receives a satellite radio wave to identify a reception signal; and a processor that acquires primary date and time information from the identified reception signal and outputs a date and time notifying signal indicating date and time based on the primary date and time information to an outside of the satellite radio wave receiving device. The date and time notifying signal includes at least a timing notifying signal indicating a predetermined timing. The processor determines the predetermined timing without consideration of a timing of a second synchronization point which is a leading edge of every second in the date and time based on the primary date and time information, and outputs the timing notifying signal at the predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya SEKITSUKA, Takeshi MATSUE, Yuki OSHITA
  • Publication number: 20170266983
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus including a drawing unit that detachably holds a drawing tool that performs a drawing on an object and a drawing tool standby unit for causing at least one spare drawing tool to stand by. In a state where a first drawing tool is caused to be held in the drawing unit and a second drawing tool is caused to be held in the drawing tool standby unit, the drawing unit is controlled to perform a drawing within a first region of the object by using the first drawing tool and, when a first undrawn area occurred within the first region, the first undrawn area being an area where the first drawing tool was not performed correctly, the first drawing tool held is caused to be replaced with the second drawing tool; and the drawing unit is caused to perform a drawing in the undrawn area by using the second drawing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu IRIE
  • Publication number: 20170269702
    Abstract: An information display device including a device body; a display configured to display information; a motion detection sensor provided in the device body; and a processor. The processor is configured to acquire a plurality of types of information; detect a predetermined action of a user from output data of the motion detection sensor; and selectively display, on the display, one of the acquired plurality of types of information based on a set display order, each time the processor detects the same predetermined action of the user. The display order is set by an operation which is performed at an external device, and which is not performed at the information display device itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori KITA
  • Patent number: 9767765
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display unit, a memory and a processor. The display unit displays at least one of a first display representing a code display and a second display representing a display other than the code display. The processor performs a first display process and a second display process. The first display process controls the display unit such that the display unit performs the first display with contrast ratio of the display unit, based on a contrast data item for first display stored in the memory. The second display process controls the display unit such that the display unit performs the second display with contrast ratio of the display unit, based on a contrast data item for second display stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Iwasaki, Fumio Goto
  • Patent number: 9766598
    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 a matching code sequence segment, within the incoming code sequence, that has a degree of match with the expected code sequence that satisfies a prescribed matching condition, the processor determining a present date/time, as indicated by the satellite waves, in accordance with a timing at which the detected matching code sequence segment occurs within the incoming code sequence as measured by time kept by the timepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Hideo Abe, Kazuaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9767587
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image extracting apparatus includes a reference image selecting unit and an image extracting unit. The reference image selecting unit selects one image as a reference image. The image extracting unit extracts a plurality of images of a predetermined number having relatively close temporal relationship to the reference image selected by the reference image selecting unit based on time-related information acquired from each image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tomidokoro
  • Patent number: 9767069
    Abstract: A formula display control device includes a display unit, a text display control unit, a formula designation unit, a template formula generation unit and a template formula display control unit. The text display control unit displays text including a formula on the display unit. The formula designation unit designates the formula in the text displayed on the display unit in response to a user operation. The template formula generation unit replaces a coefficient portion in the formula with an input frame to generate a template formula when a coefficient is included in the designated formula. The template formula display control unit displays the template formula generated by the template formula generation unit as text which is displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Karoji
  • Patent number: 9767790
    Abstract: A voice retrieval apparatus executes processes of: converting a retrieval string into a phoneme string; obtaining, from a time length memory, a continuous time length for each phoneme contained in the converted phoneme string; deriving a plurality of time lengths corresponding to a plurality of utterance rates as candidate utterance time lengths of voices corresponding to the retrieval string based on the obtained continuous time length; specifying, for each of the plurality of time lengths, a plurality of likelihood obtainment segments having the derived time length within a time length of a retrieval sound signal; obtaining a likelihood showing a plausibility that the specified likelihood obtainment segment specified is a segment where the voices are uttered; and identifying, based on the obtained likelihood, for each of the specified likelihood obtainment segments, an estimation segment where utterance of the voices is estimated in the retrieval sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Tomita
  • Patent number: 9769436
    Abstract: A light source unit includes an excitation light source, a luminescent material plate which receives excitation light emitted from the excitation light source to emit luminescent light, a drive module which moves the luminescent material plate in an in-plane direction of a surface of the luminescent material plate, and a drive control module which controls the drive module to move the luminescent material plate on a predetermined cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kazuyasu Fukano
  • Publication number: 20170261939
    Abstract: A driving device includes a stepping motor having a rotor, a coil for rotating the rotor, and a processor that drives the stepping motor. The processor generates a driving pulse for rotating the rotor of the stepping motor to a prescribed position, and outputs the driving pulse to the coil; and generates a rotation assistance pulse for rotating the rotor of the stepping motor at a prescribed speed, and outputs the rotation assistance pulse to the coil, after outputting the driving pulse but before EMF is produced by the rotation of the rotor of the stepping motor caused by the driving pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki HOSOBUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170261985
    Abstract: The movement direction-and-speed determiner of an autonomous movement device determines the direction and speed for an autonomous movement based on information on the plurality of picked-up images by an image picker. A feature point obtainer obtains a feature point from the picked-up image by the image picker. A map memory stores the position of the obtained feature point by the feature point obtainer. A corresponding feature-point number obtainer obtains the number of correspondences between the obtained feature point by the feature point obtainer and the feature point having the position stored in the map memory. When the obtained number of corresponding feature points by the corresponding feature-point number obtainer is equal to or smaller than a threshold, in order to increase the number of corresponding feature points, a moving direction-and-speed changer changes the moving direction and speed to those determined by the movement direction-and-speed determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi MAENO
  • Publication number: 20170261934
    Abstract: A hand device includes a hand configured to reciprocally move in a fan shape at an equal speed in a counterclockwise direction and in a clockwise direction, a driving unit configured to drive the hand, and a display unit, at least a part of which is arranged below the hand and within a reciprocal movement range of the hand, the display unit being configured to display predetermined information by a combination of a blinking and a position of the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi MATSUZAWA, Takaomi YONEKURA, Iichiro HASHIMOTO, Keishirou YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170264832
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a CPU which is operable to function as units comprising a processing unit which sets, as a first area, an area that is not a peripheral edge area in a captured image acquired by an imaging unit, sets an area including the peripheral edge area as a second area, and performs predetermined processing on one of the first area and the second area, and a specification unit which specifies whether the first area is subjected to the predetermined processing or the second area is subjected to the predetermined processing, based on orientation information of the imaging unit when the captured image is acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji YOSHIZAWA, Naoya OKAMOTO, Hitoshi TANAKA, Kazunori YANAGI, Kazuaki HAGIWARA, Yoshihiro TAKAYAMA, Yoshiyuki KATO, Tomohiko MURAKAMI, Ken FUJITA, Kenji IWAMOTO, Takashi ONODA, Genki KUMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170265142
    Abstract: A sensor data extraction system including at least one computation circuit; and at least one memory storing instructions. When executed by the at least one computation circuit, the at least one memory storing circuit cause the at least one computation circuit to perform operations including obtaining exercise data including position data of a human body during exercise; specifying an extraction condition for acquiring exercise data for analysis from the obtained exercise data, the extraction condition relating to a meteorological change; obtaining environmental information including meteorological information from environmental information stored in a storage, the environmental information being associated with time data; extracting environmental information from the obtained environmental information, based on the specified extraction condition relating to the meteorological change; and acquiring the exercise data for analysis based on the associated time data of the extracted environmental information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo URA
  • Publication number: 20170262163
    Abstract: When a touch operation is performed with one finger, this touch operation performed with one finger is judged to be a single-point operation performed on one control point on a mesh image constituted by Bezier curves and deformation processing is performed in which the corresponding point is moved in accordance with the movement of the one touching finger. On the other hand, when a touch operation is performed with a plurality of fingers, it is judged to be a multi-point operation performed on all control points on the mesh image constituted by Bezier curves , and deformation processing is performed in which all the control points on the mesh image are moved in accordance with the movements of the plurality of fingers with the linearity of the mesh image being maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo NIMURA
  • Patent number: 9762337
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a Bluetooth (trademark) controller which is wirelessly connected to a mobile information terminal, and a CPU configured to acquire a radio-wave intensity of wireless connection to the wirelessly connected mobile information terminal, to selectively read an application program from a program memory, based on the acquired radio-wave intensity, and to execute the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gou Kawakami, Yoichi Murayama, Toshihiko Yoshida, Kazuma Kawahara, Asami Aso, Takashi Kawashimo
  • Patent number: 9760063
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece including: an operating unit which performs an operation including at least one of transmission, reception and generation of electromagnetic waves of a predetermined strength or more; a display unit which displays information; a reception unit which receives a predetermined operation for switching a display content by the display unit between display contents according to a plurality of functions; an output control unit which sets the display content to be a basic display according to a predetermined basic function when the reception unit continuously receives the predetermined operation for a first predetermined time; and a setting unit which switches on/off of the operation of the operating unit between an operation allowed state and an operation prohibited state when the reception unit continuously receives the predetermined operation for a second predetermined time longer than the first predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9759992
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a projection apparatus including: a first screen; a projection unit configured to project an image on a projection area including the first screen; a second screen configured to be capable of being disposed at a position within the projection area of projection by the projection unit and away from the first screen; a shifting mechanism configured to shift the second screen; and a screen controller configured to shift the second screen by the shifting mechanism in accordance with an image which is projected by the projection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9760787
    Abstract: A document camera system includes a page-turning device, an image pickup unit, a specification unit, a recognition unit, a determination unit and a notification unit. The page-turning device turns pages of a book. The image pickup unit picks up an image of each turned page. The specification unit specifies a page number portion in the image picked up by the image pickup unit. The recognition unit recognizes characters in the page number portion specified by the specification unit to identify a page number. The determination unit determines correctness of the order of the page numbers identified by the recognition unit. The notification unit notifies a user of an error when the determination unit determines that the order of the page numbers is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9760765
    Abstract: In a digital signage apparatus, a controller makes an imaging unit photograph in a first image quality mode and performs face recognition to a captured image obtained by the imaging unit. When the predetermined condition is satisfied in which the behavior of the person in front of the digital signage apparatus is assumed to be interested in the digital signage apparatus, the controller makes the imaging unit photograph in the second image quality mode higher than the first image quality and performs the face recognition to the captured image obtained by the imaging unit. The above case includes cases where the user operation has been detected, where the size of the face recognized from the captured image is equal to or larger than the predetermined size, and where the moving amount of the face recognized from the captured image is equal to or less than the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Shibutani
  • Patent number: 9761200
    Abstract: A commercial product configured to detect operation to the commercial product and to transmit the detected result, and a digital signage including a signage board configured to output visual content, a content storing unit which stores visual content corresponding to each of a plurality of kinds of operation of the commercial product, a communication unit configured to receive a result of detection from a transmission unit of a detection apparatus, a CPU configured to read corresponding visual content from the storing unit based on the received result of the detection and to make the signage board output the read visual content are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kawashimo
  • Patent number: 9761013
    Abstract: An information notification apparatus (1) includes: an image acquisition unit (42) that acquires a plurality of moving images in which motions of subjects are captured, respectively; a first detection unit (44) that detects a specific state in the motions of the subject from respective moving images among the plurality of moving images acquired by the acquisition unit; a face detection unit (45) that detects an image corresponding to the specific state detected by the first detection unit from the respective moving images; a comparison unit (47) that compares images detected by the image detection unit; and a notification control unit (50) that notifies information based on a comparison result by the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Nojima
  • Publication number: 20170255166
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decorative member, including: molding a base with a mold having a transferring surface, the transferring surface having a recessed area and the other area, the recessed area and the other area having different surface roughnesses in the base in a finished state; and treating a surface of the base molded by the transferring surface of the mold under a single condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro SUZUKI, Kazuma KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170255916
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus of the invention includes an acceptance unit that accepts sale registration of an item or service, and an output unit that derives a tax amount or tax-inclusive price of the item or service whose sale registration has been accepted by the acceptance unit based on a predetermined tax rate, and output the derived tax amount or tax-inclusive price, and if a first tax rate is applied to the item or service whose sale registration has been accepted by the acceptance unit, the output unit derives a difference between a tax amount or tax-inclusive price of a case where the first tax rate is applied to the item or service and a tax amount or tax-inclusive price of a case where a second tax rate different from the first tax rate is applied to the item or service, and also outputs the derived difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki ITAKURA
  • Publication number: 20170255170
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a communicator that receives a standard time from an external apparatus, a manipulation receiver that receives a time correction action from a user, and a controller that performs a timing processing for clocking time and a time correction processing for correcting the time clocked by the timing processing, on the basis of the standard time received by the communicator, or on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver. The controller changes processing contents of the time correction processing until a prescribed time interval has elapsed, when the time clocked by the timing processing is corrected on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MOROHOSHI, Hirohisa MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 9753907
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9753360
    Abstract: To provide a heat dissipating device which enables the fabrication of a small and highly bright light source unit and a light source unit and a projector which include this heat dissipating device, a heat dissipating device is provided which includes a fixing portion which fixes a first light source, a first heat dissipating portion having a plurality of fins provided on a rear surface side of the fixing portion, a flat plate portion erected from the fixing portion and a second heat dissipating portion having a plurality of fins provided on the flat plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyohiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 9753359
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a light source to emit a light beam, an image display element to provide image information to the light beam, and a noise reduction mechanism disposed between the light source and the image display element. The noise reduction mechanism includes an optical element to transmit the light beam emitted from the light source, a dielectric elastomer fixed to the optical element, and first and second electrodes provided on first and second surfaces of the dielectric elastomer, respectively. The dielectric elastomer is deformed in accordance with the application of a voltage across the first and second electrodes to moves the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotsugu Ogura, Kazumasa Baba, Hiromitsu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9756463
    Abstract: A timer unit to counts a current date and time, a current position acquisition unit to acquire a current position, a determination unit to determine a time zone in which the acquired current position is included, and a local time acquisition unit to calculate local time corresponding to a time difference of the time zone determined by the determination unit are included. When a boundary line of the time zone is along a coastline, the determination unit changes the boundary line from the coastline to a side of a sea in a predetermined distance range and determines a time zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Sambongi, Masatoshi Watanuki
  • Patent number: 9754621
    Abstract: An audio recording apparatus comprises: a recording process for recording audio; a receiving process for receiving an indicated go-back time; and a processor that executes an information appending process that appends information associated with a time going back by the go-back time from a base time, linked to audio in the recording, in accordance with a user's instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9754156
    Abstract: A content output apparatus includes: a detector for detecting a user; an extractor for extracting a feature of the user detected by the detector; and a controller for controlling a reproduction speed of content to be output to a display, based on the feature extracted by the extractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kawashimo
  • Patent number: 9754024
    Abstract: A voice retrieval apparatus executes processes of: obtaining, from a time length memory, a continuous time length for each phoneme contained in a phoneme string of a retrieval string; obtaining user-specified information on an utterance rate; changing the continuous time length for each obtained phoneme in accordance with the obtained information; deriving, based on the changed continuous time length, an utterance time length of voices corresponding to the retrieval string; specifying a plurality of likelihood obtainment segments of the derived utterance time length in a time length of a retrieval sound signal; obtaining a likelihood showing a plausibility that the specified likelihood obtainment segment is a segment where the voices are uttered; and identifying, based on the obtained likelihood, an estimation segment where, within the retrieval sound signal, utterance of the voices is estimated, the estimation segment being identified for each specified likelihood obtainment segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Tomita
  • Publication number: 20170249825
    Abstract: A warning notification device includes a sensor, a notification unit, and a processor. The processor is configured to calculate a water depth from an output of the sensor every predetermined time and to calculate a surfacing amount from a change in the calculated water depth every predetermined time. When a long-term surfacing speed condition, which is to be determined on the basis of the surfacing amounts of a first number, is satisfied or when a short-term surfacing speed condition, which is to be determined on the basis of the recent surfacing amounts of a second number smaller than the first number, is satisfied, the processor enables the notification unit to issue a warning of a surfacing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi MIYAKE, Tatsuyoshi OMURA
  • Publication number: 20170248920
    Abstract: A dial including: a rotating body which is provided to be rotatable; and a dial main body which includes a covering section that covers a peripheral portion of the rotating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro SUZUKI, Kazuma KOBAYASHI
  • Patent number: 9749601
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imager that images a multi-view image in which plural sub-images from plural viewpoints are aligned, a display that displays images; and a Central Processing Unit (CPU). The CPU is configured to: generate a main reconstruction image for viewing display after photographing by a main image generation process from the sub-images of the multi-view image, and store the main reconstruction image; obtain image displacement degrees for the sub-images respectively, wherein each of the image displacement degrees indicates a displacement between a position of a predetermined part in a sub-image and a position of a part corresponding to a photographic object captured in the predetermined part in another sub-image; determine a clipping size of partial images clipped from a predetermined range of the sub-images included in the multi-view image; and cause the display to display the main reconstruction image in the viewing display after the photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9743740
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Teshima
  • Patent number: 9746835
    Abstract: A radio-controlled timepiece includes: a radio wave reception unit that receives satellite waves and extracts an incoming code sequence encoded in the received satellite waves; a counter unit that counts a date/time of the radio-controlled timepiece; and a processor that: generates an expected code sequence containing at least a portion of a preamble code and a code generated on the basis of the date/time counted by the counter unit that are expected to be part of the incoming code sequence that is extracted, detects a match between the expected code sequence that has been generated and the incoming code sequence by sequentially comparing the expected code sequence with the incoming code sequence, and acquires a present date/time, as indicated by the satellite waves, in accordance with a detection timing of the match, as measured by the data/time counted by the counter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Hideo Abe, Kazuaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9747572
    Abstract: An exercise support device of the present invention includes a detecting section which detects motion data related to a motion status of a user performing an exercise and an swing-angle obtaining section which obtains an swing angle of the user and an information notifying section which notifies the user of exercise support information for guiding the swing angle to a suitable angle. When the user is in a specific motion state with an swing motion of a part which is an arm or a leg of the user, the swing-angle obtaining section successively tracks a swing status in one cycle of the swing motion in the specific motion state based on the motion data detected by the detecting section, and obtains a maximum value of differences between angles of the part of the user at two different timings in the one cycle as the swing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9744788
    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 at a center portion of a plate-like member, and has a cutout portion in one 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 cutout start point and the cutout end point of the cutout portion. The size of the stamp face material in the inserting direction and/or the size of the stamp face material in a direction perpendicular to the inserting direction are set based on the positions of two of the detected end portions. When the cutout end point is detected, platemaking with the stamp face material is started. The cutout portion can have a wedge-like shape or a U-shape, or can change its positions and/or sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Yuno, Tadashi Arii
  • Patent number: 9749516
    Abstract: In synchronous interval photographing by a plurality of imaging apparatuses, an imaging apparatus functioning as a master clocks a photographing interval in the interval photographing, sequentially generates photographing instruction signals at clocked photographing intervals, instructs its own imaging section to perform image photographing every time a photographing instruction signal is generated, and transmits the photographing instruction signal to the other imaging apparatus. The imaging apparatus functioning as the slave instructs its own imaging section to perform image photographing every time a photographing instruction signal is received from the imaging apparatus functioning as the master.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Kiso
  • Publication number: 20170243613
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display and a CPU that is configured to: select, as a group, a plurality of moving images as a group of target moving images to be played back simultaneously or in sequence; specify a plurality of spatial or temporal playback relationships for playing back the group of target moving images simultaneously or in sequence; generate a plurality of groups of thumbnails representing the plurality of specified spatial or temporal playback relationships, such that each group of thumbnails includes one thumbnail corresponding to each of the target moving images to be played back, and such that each group of thumbnails visually represents a respective one of the specified the spatial or temporal playback relationships; and display the plurality of groups of thumbnails representing the plurality of specified spatial or temporal playback relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuto YAMAMOTO, Shohei SAKAMOTO, Kanako NAKANO, Jun MURAKI
  • Patent number: 9743048
    Abstract: A CPU of a camera unit controls a communication section to transmit live view images captured by an imaging section to a remote control unit. Further, in the case of receiving a rotation angle of the remote control unit (an angle with respect to the horizontal direction of a display surface of a display section of the remote control unit) transmitted from the remote control unit, the CPU sets a trimming frame for an image captured by the imaging section based on the rotation angle. In the case of receiving an image-taking instruction from the remote control unit, the CPU crops the image along a trimming frame at that point of time and stores the cropped image in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yanagi
  • Publication number: 20170237952
    Abstract: A luminescent wheel includes a reflecting plate on which a diffuse plate and a luminescent material layer are provided in an end-to-end relationship with each other in a circumferential direction, a first supporting plate which is provided on one surface of the reflecting plate to support part of the diffuse plate, and a second supporting plate which is provided on the other surface of the reflecting plate to support part of the diffuse plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9734767
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor, a second processor, and a light source. The first and second processors are configured such that the first processor can be shifted from a control state of controlling the light source to a non-control state of not controlling the light source and such that the second processor can be shifted from the non-control state of not controlling the light source to the control state of controlling the light source, along with a shift of the first processor from an operating state to a non-operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9734871
    Abstract: A voice retrieval apparatus includes a display, a memory, and a processor executing a voice recording process of storing recorded voices in the memory, an accepting process of accepting a retrieval term, a retrieval process of retrieving, from the recorded voices, a candidate segment where an utterance of the accepted retrieval term is estimated, a replay process of replaying voices in the candidate segment retrieved in the retrieval process, and a display control process of adding a marking to display information indicating a transition of the recorded voices in time based on the replay result of the voices in the candidate segment in the replay process, and displaying the display information with the marking on the display, the marking specifying an utterance location of the voices in the candidate segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9731494
    Abstract: A method of determining a value of density of a heat absorbing agent to be applied to a target pixel on a medium, wherein the medium is distended, when heated, the value of density of the heat absorbing agent is a density value of the heat absorbing agent that is applied to the medium before heated, and density values of the heat absorbing agent are set for plural pixels on the medium, the method comprising, calculating a first average density value of first plural pixels in the vicinity of the target pixel among the plural pixels, calculating a second average density value of second plural pixels in the vicinity of the target pixel, and determining a density value of the heat absorbing agent based on the calculated first average density value and second average density value, when a density value applied to the target pixel satisfies a first prescribed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki