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: 20200167615
    Abstract: An applicator device includes a printing head that applies a material to a target, a camera that captures an image of the target, and a processor. In the case where the applicator device moves relative to the target or the target moves relative to the applicator device and an application area of the target in the image reaches a particular position in the image, the processor performs a notification process to notify that the application area has reached the particular position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato NUNOKAWA
  • Patent number: 10666632
    Abstract: An authentication device includes a first login module and a second login module. Upon a login request to a first account among predetermined accounts which is accompanied by an entry of authentication information from a user, the first login module compares the entered authentication information with the authentication information associated with each of the predetermined accounts and approves the login request if the entered authentication information matches the authentication information on the first account. The second login module approves login of a second account if login to the second account is requested in a login session started by approval of the login request to the first account by the first login module. The second account has a pre-established proxy to approve the login request to the first account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 10663598
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Tatsuya Sekitsuka
  • Patent number: 10661142
    Abstract: A movement analysis device includes a sensor information acquisition unit and a swing identification processing unit. The sensor information acquisition unit acquires sensor information that is movement information from a sensor unit which is attached to a target person and which senses the movement of the target person. The swing identification processing unit individually identifies the time of the start of the movement and the time of the completion thereof with reference to a predetermined threshold value in a predetermined timing of the sensor information that is the movement information acquired from the sensor information acquisition unit. The swing identification processing unit identifies a movement within the range of the operation based on the time of the start of the movement and the time of the completion that are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., NARA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shogo Hashimoto, Ryo Okumura, Yutaka Arakawa, Hirohiko Suwa, Yuta Takahashi, Chishu Amenomori
  • Patent number: 10666074
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirohisa Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10665249
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaya, Kouichi Nakagome
  • Patent number: 10664334
    Abstract: A robot, failure diagnosis system, failure diagnosis method, and recording medium that enable easy diagnosis of a failure of a robot are provided. In a robot 100, a failure diagnosis unit 150 diagnoses a failure of the robot 100, based on a spontaneous self motion made by the robot 100 independently of a predetermined target without interaction with the predetermined target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Otsuka, Hiroki Atsumi, Takahiro Tomida, Yoshihiro Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20200160016
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes: an optical reader configured to read information; a wearable member to be worn so as to cover at least a part of a back of a hand and a finger; and a support part provided on a surface of the wearable member and configured to support the optical reader. The support part is formed to change a position of the optical reader during the wearable member being worn to at least two positions. The two positions are a fingertip-side and a back-side of a hand with respect to a boundary that is a third joint of the finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya SAKAMOTO, Yoshiaki MOCHIZUKI
  • Patent number: 10656826
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a first detecting unit configured to detect the trajectory of a first touch operation which is a touch operation which is performed while contact with a touch panel is kept, a setting unit configured to set a touch operation area having a shape according to the trajectory of the first touch operation detected, a second detecting unit configured to detect a second touch operation which is a touch operation on the set touch operation area, and an output control unit 10e configured to control content output on the basis of the detected second touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsuda, Masahiro Oda, Koki Dobashi, Junichi Hato, Shogo Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kato, Hiroyoshi Ogawa, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: 10654198
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image forming system according to the present invention includes a conveying unit which conveys a heat-expandable sheet along a conveyance path, a heating unit which heats the heat-expandable sheet by irradiating the heat-expandable sheet with light, and a control unit which preheats the surroundings of the heating unit to a previously determined preheat temperature and then causes the conveying unit to convey the heat-expandable sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru Saito
  • Patent number: 10658006
    Abstract: To make it possible to select images for generating a moving image even when individual playback times of images which are targeted for selection differ from each other. The image acquisition unit acquires a plurality of images. The feature amount calculation unit evaluates the plurality of images acquired. The moving image playback time setting unit sets a total playback time of data composed of the plurality of images. The image playback time setting unit sets individual playback times for each of the plurality of images. The image selection unit selects a predetermined number of images according to the total playback time from the plurality of images, based on (i) evaluation results of the plurality of images which have been evaluated, and (ii) the individual playback times which have been set, and (iii) the total playback time which has been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Onozawa
  • Patent number: 10659171
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a communication device includes a communicator for communication with other device in a network to which the communication device belongs and a processor for generating frames to be communicated. The processor generates second identification information different from first identification information which is identification information unique to the communication device based on the first identification information. Further, the processor generates a frame including the second identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Okumura, Takahiro Tomida, Tsutomu Terazaki, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10656600
    Abstract: A drive device includes a plurality of motors; and a motor control processing unit that drives the motors. When the motor control processing unit drives the plurality of motors, it performs control such that a driving speed of one motor of the plurality of motors decreases and driving of the other motor of the plurality of motors starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mototaka Minakuchi, Noriyuki Kitta
  • Patent number: 10657510
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus includes the following. A narrow area communication unit communicates with a predetermined terminal apparatus by wireless communication limited to a narrow area. A wide area communication unit communicates with the terminal apparatus by wireless communication throughout a wide area. A mode switching unit switches between a first mode in which wireless communication with the terminal apparatus using the narrow area communication unit is allowed but the wireless communication using the wide area communication unit is prohibited, and a second mode in which at least wireless communication using the wide area communication unit is allowed. A report mode which outputs sales data calculating predetermined transaction data is assigned to the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Itakura
  • Patent number: 10657936
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes a display, a memory, and at least one processor. The memory is configured to store a plurality of song data items. Each of the plurality of song data items includes a plurality of event data items and the plurality of song data items does not include size information of each of the plurality of event data items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomomi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10657941
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes a memory storing a musical piece data that includes a first note or chord to be played by the performer at a first timing, a second note or chord to be played by the performer at a second timing, and a third note or chord to be played by the performer at a third timing and a processor that determines a target melodic interval direction from the first note or chord to the second note or chord, and that causes an automatic accompaniment to output from the second timing to a point in time immediately prior to the third timing even if the performer performs a wrong note as the second note as long as a melodic interval direction actually performed by the performer matches the target melodic interval direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yukina Ishioka
  • Publication number: 20200150714
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes: a terminal main body part configured to execute predetermined processing; a first button for performing an operation input to the terminal main body part; and a wearable member configured to support the terminal main body part and the first button, and capable of being worn on a finger of a wearer. The first button is arranged on the wearable member such that, when the wearable member is worn, the first button is positioned on a nail side around a thumb of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya SAKAMOTO, Yoshiaki MOCHIZUKI, Ryo OE
  • Patent number: 10649322
    Abstract: An optical wheel device according to the present invention includes a first wheel on one side of which a luminescent material layer is disposed, a second wheel disposed on the other side of the first wheel, a first opening portion provided on the first wheel or the second wheel to be situated near a center of rotation, a second opening portion provided further radially outwards than the first opening portion, a communication passage formed between the first wheel and the second wheel to establish a communication between the first opening portion and the second opening portion, a motor configured to rotationally drive the first wheel and the second wheel, and a drive control device configured to control driving of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidehiko Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10649323
    Abstract: A light source device includes a light emitting element emitting light of a first wavelength band, a fluorescent wheel, a dichroic mirror, a reflection member and a polarization conversion element. The fluorescent wheel includes a fluorescent area converting the light of the first wavelength band into fluorescent light and a transmission area transmitting the light of the first wavelength band. The dichroic mirror reflects the light of the first wavelength band a first polarization direction, transmits the light in a second polarization direction, and transmits or reflects the fluorescent light. The reflection member reflects the light transmitted through the transmission area toward the transmission area. The polarization conversion element is disposed between the fluorescent wheel and the reflection member, transmits the lights transmitted through the transmission area and reflected by the reflection member, and converts the light in the first polarization direction into the second polarization direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200139666
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a first thermally expansive layer that is formed on one side of a base and contains a first thermally expandable material; and a second thermally expansive layer that is formed on the first thermally expansive layer and contains a second thermally expandable material, wherein the second thermally expandable material further contains white pigment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200142451
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a first case provided with an opening portion; a second case that has one end portion provided with a fulcrum portion engaged with the first case and rotates about the fulcrum portion to close the opening portion in an openable manner, and a packing portion that is provided to be inclined to be more on an inner side of the second case at a portion closer to the fulcrum portion of the second case, and comes into pressure contact with an edge portion of the opening portion when the second case closes the opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori CHIBA, Yasunori USUI, Gu DONG
  • Patent number: 10641609
    Abstract: A route extraction apparatus includes a processor, a position measurement unit that measures a position, and a storage unit. The processor executes storage processing of storing, in the storage unit, a moving history, from a starting position to a current position, measured by the position measurement unit, and route extraction processing of extracting, based on the moving history stored in the storage unit, an actually passed shortest route among a plurality of routes from the current position to the starting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Sambongi
  • Patent number: 10643591
    Abstract: A keyboard instrument includes an instrument main body having a keyboard unit, a stand which supports the instrument main body, main body fixing sections which are first fixing members for fixing the instrument main body to the stand, side plate fixing sections which are second fixing members for fixing the stand to the instrument main body, and front side screw members each of which is a third fixing member for fixing one of the main body fixing sections to one of the side plate fixing sections with them corresponding to each other in the front-rear direction of the instrument main body. Accordingly, in a state where the stand is supporting the instrument main body, each main body fixing section and each side plate fixing section can be fixed to each other by one of the front side screw members being screwed thereinto from in front of the instrument main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20200134275
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes: a reading section configured to read optical information; a display section configured to display information read by the reading section; and a mounting section having at least a part formed of a flexible member and configured to support the display section and the reading section, wherein the mounting section is wearable to an arm and is configured to be capable of fixing the display section to a radius of a forearm and the reading section to a back of a hand or a back of a finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya SAKAMOTO, Yoshiaki MOCHIZUKI, Ryo OE
  • Patent number: 10632676
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for emitting thermal energy, includes a heater which emits the thermal energy directed at a thermal expansion sheet that expands according to a heating amount absorbed, a relative mover which causes the heater and the thermal expansion sheet to move relatively in a predetermined direction, and a controller which changes one of a speed of the relative movement by the relative mover and a heat generation amount by the heater, according to the relative movement of the heater and the thermal expansion sheet, so that the heating amount received by the thermal expansion sheet is close to uniform regardless of the position in the predetermined direction while the thermal energy is emitted by the heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshimune Motoyanagi
  • Patent number: 10636388
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including: an input unit used to input a plurality of image signals from a plurality of external apparatuses; a display unit which displays images; a setting unit which sets a display condition of each of the plurality of images based on an aspect ratio corresponding to each of the plurality of image signals input through the input unit; and a display control unit which generates a composite image from the plurality of image signals input through the input unit based on the contents set by the setting unit, and displays the composite image on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 10635384
    Abstract: An electronic device having a display section, comprising: a processor, wherein the processor executes the processing of: displaying a module image corresponding to a module used for sound processing and a sound information image corresponding to sound information relating to generation of a sound which can be set in the module on the display section; receiving an operation on at least one of the sound information image displayed on the display section and the module image displayed on the display section; and controlling the sound processing performed by setting the sound information corresponding to the sound information image to the module according to the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiju Suzuki, Shinichi Moritani, Yusuke Hatano
  • Patent number: 10636371
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a display, a driver that drives the display, and a CPU that controls the driver. The CPU inverts, in a time less than or equal to a reference inversion time and at an inversion timing of a constant polarity inversion cycle, a polarity of a voltage to be applied to the display. Additionally, the CPU outputs image data to the driver at an image update timing of a cycle that is synchronized with the inversion cycle and that is equivalent to a reference cycle equal to the inversion cycle multiplied by an inverse of an integer. The image update timing is a time when a reference adjustment time elapses after a timing of the reference cycle. The reference adjustment time is less than a time of the reference cycle and greater than or equal to the reference inversion time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoo Kasuo
  • Patent number: 10633138
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a print head, a first cutter and a processor. The print head performs printing on a printing medium. The first cutter cuts the printing medium on which the print head has performed the printing. The first cutter trims away a corner at an end in a width direction of the printing medium. The processor controls the print head and the first cutter based on cutting information on an area to be trimmed by the first cutter so that a printing area of the printing medium is not cut by the first cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Toshiaki Kanamura, Yoshimasa Yokoyama, Yasushi Murai
  • Patent number: 10637385
    Abstract: A motor drive device includes a motor drive circuit which drives a stepping motor provided with three coils; a switching element for controlling a path through which a current for driving at least one of the coils flows; and a driving pulse generator which outputs a driving pulse to the switching element. The driving pulse generator outputs the driving pulse to the switching element so that the current for driving at least one of the coils flows through one path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Saito
  • Patent number: 10635872
    Abstract: A portable terminal including a grip section capable of being gripped by a hand of a user in a predetermined gripping style, a first switch section provided such that at least a pressing target portion is exposed from a first surface of a terminal main body and capable of being operated by an index finger of the hand of the user gripping the grip section in the gripping style, and a second switch section provided such that at least a pressing target portion is exposed from a second surface of the terminal main body positioned opposite to the first surface and capable of being operated by a thumb of the gripping hand of the user in the gripping style, in which the pressing target portion of the first switch section is set to require operating force greater than operating force required for the pressing target portion of the second switch section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Chiba, Satoshi Ogasawara, Shinya Okumura, Yoshiaki Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10638240
    Abstract: A bone conduction wave generation device includes a waveform generator which generates a first output wave and a second output wave for bone conduction. The waveform generator generates, on a basis of an input wave, the first output wave outside of an audible range and the second output wave outside of an audible range. The first output wave and the second output wave are to be combined into a composite wave having an audible beat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Kuno
  • Patent number: 10632776
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitomi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20200122429
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a first thermally expansive layer that is formed on one side of a base and contains a first thermally expandable material and a first binder, the first thermally expansive layer having a first ratio of the first thermally expandable material with respect to the first binder; and a second thermally expansive layer that is formed on the first thermally expansive layer and contains a second thermally expandable material and a second binder, the second thermally expansive layer having a second ratio of the second thermally expandable material with respect to the second binder, wherein the second ratio is lower than the first ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Yuji HORIUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200126526
    Abstract: An electronic keyboard instrument includes: a keyboard including a plurality of keys; a plurality of switches that are provided for each key and include a first switch and a second switch that are sequentially turned on by pressing of the key; and a processor. The processor instructs that a noise sound corresponding to a selected musical instrument sound be produced in accordance with a prescribed first envelope upon detecting turning on of the first switch by pressing of the key, and instructs that a main musical sound corresponding to the selected musical instrument sound be produced after detecting turning on of the second switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SATO, Hajime KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200126527
    Abstract: A electronic portable keyboard instrument includes a plurality of keys arranged in a first direction; a plurality of hammers respectively corresponding to the plurality of keys, each of the plurality of hammers including a force application point that is formed on one end side and that is pressed down when the corresponding key is pressed, a weight that is formed on another end side and imparts action weight to a pressed key, and a fulcrum formed between the force application point and the weight so that the hammer rocks in vertical directions about the fulcrum when the corresponding key is pressed; and a casing including at least one reinforcing member that is formed in a gap between the plurality of hammers so as to not be contacted by the weights of the hammers when the hammers rock about the respective fulcrums with a lateral positional shift in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So SATO, Naoya ISHIBASHI, Kouji OSHIMA, Naoto IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 10627781
    Abstract: A switch device including a case provided with a through hole, an operation member including a shaft section which is inserted into the through hole of the case and a head section which is provided on an outer end portion of the shaft section and arranged outside the case, an elastic body which is arranged between outer surface of the case and inner surface of the head section of the operation member opposing the outer surface of the case, and forces the head section outward from the case by an elastic force of a material of the elastic body, and a slipping section which provides slipperiness in a rotational direction to the elastic body and the head section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsumi Ichimura, Hajime Iguchi
  • Patent number: 10630892
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire a peripheral image around a predetermined object captured by image capture units. The predetermined object is different from the image capture units. The processor is also configured to determine whether or not a moving situation of an image of a moving subject included in the acquired peripheral image corresponds to a predetermined specific situation. The moving situation is a moving situation of the image of the moving subject with respect to the predetermined object. The processor is further configured to execute control to produce an output so as to display distinguishably on a display an image of a partial region among the peripheral image, the partial region including the image of the moving subject, when the moving situation of the image of the moving subject corresponds to the predetermined moving situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Ura
  • Patent number: 10631403
    Abstract: A microcapsule includes a shell including a conducting component; and a thermally expandable component contained in the shell and having a property of expanding by heating, the shell deforming due to expansion of the thermally expandable component to come in contact with another capsule and have a conducting state with the other capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Iwamoto, Satoshi Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 10627828
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Maeno
  • Patent number: 10629179
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes: a memory that stores a machine-learning trained acoustic model mimicking voice of a singer and at least one processor. When a vocoder mode is on, prescribed lyric data and pitch data corresponding to a user operation of an operation element of the musical instrument are inputted to the trained acoustic model, and inferred singing voice data that infers a singing voice of the singer is synthesized on the basis of acoustic feature data output by the trained acoustic model and on the basis of instrument sound waveform data that are synthesized in accordance with the pitch data corresponding to the user operation of the operation element. When the vocoder mode is off, the inferred singing voice data is synthesized based on the acoustic feature data without using the sound waveform data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Danjyo, Fumiaki Ota, Masaru Setoguchi, Atsushi Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20200117294
    Abstract: An input unit includes: a touch panel of a capacitive type configured to detect a touch operation by a user; and an accessary member attached to the touch panel. The accessary member has a specific part above a detection face of the touch panel, the specific part includes a resistive element, and a touch operation to the accessary member by the user enables a touch operation to the touch panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi SUENAGA
  • Publication number: 20200113306
    Abstract: A drawing device, including: a drawing head which performs drawing on a drawing target; a head mover which moves the drawing head in a first direction and in a second direction which intersects with the first direction; a cap which protects the drawing head; and a processor which controls the drawing head and the head mover. Within a range where the drawing head is moved by the head mover, a drawing area where the drawing target is placed and the drawing by the drawing head is performed and a stand-by area where the cap is disposed are provided. The drawing head performs the drawing on the drawing target while the processor controls the head mover to move the drawing head in the first direction. The drawing head is protected with the cap by the processor controlling the head mover to move the drawing head to the stand-by area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20200114673
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet includes: a first thermally expansive layer that is formed on one side of a base and contains a first thermally expandable material and a first binder, the first thermally expansive layer having a first ratio of the first thermally expandable material with respect to the first binder; and a second thermally expansive layer that is formed on the first thermally expansive layer and contains a second thermally expandable material and a second binder, the second thermally expansive layer having a second ratio of the second thermally expandable material with respect to the second binder, wherein the first ratio is lower than the second ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI
  • Patent number: 10621754
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes a skin map generation processing unit and an image composition unit. The skin map generation processing unit detects a skin color area in an image. The skin map generation processing unit detects a saturated area of high value and low saturation in the image. The image composition unit executes processing of correcting the skin color area detected by the skin map generation processing unit by using the saturated area detected by the skin map generation processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Sato
  • Patent number: 10618320
    Abstract: An irradiation device for causing distension of a thermally distensible sheet that distends due to heat, comprising: a temperature sensor; a humidity sensor; an irradiation unit that irradiates the thermally distensible sheet with electromagnetic waves; and a controller configured to: estimate an amount of moisture contained in the thermally distensible sheet on the basis of values of measurements from the temperature sensor and the humidity sensor, set a relative speed between the irradiation unit and the thermally distensible sheet in accordance with the estimated amount of moisture in the thermally distensible sheet, and cause the irradiation unit or the thermally distensible sheet to move relative to each other at the relative speed that has been set while irradiating the thermally distensible sheet with the electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fusao Nishiura
  • Patent number: 10620588
    Abstract: A stepping motor includes: a rotor; and a stator including an opening accommodating the rotor, a first side yoke extending from the opening in a first direction, a second side yoke extending from the opening in a second direction that is a direction opposite to the first direction, and one or a plurality of coils magnetically coupled to the first side yoke or the second side yoke. Assuming a direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction is defined as a third direction, a first recess is formed in an outer circumference of the stator at a position rotated from the third direction toward the second direction by a prescribed first angle and a second recess that determines a stable resting position of the rotor is formed at a position rotated from the second direction toward the third direction by a prescribed second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Saito
  • Publication number: 20200110365
    Abstract: A push button capable of improving shock resistance and a timepiece equipped therewith are provided. This push button includes an operation member having a shaft section inserted into a through hole of a case and a head section provided on the outer end of the shaft section, and an elastic member which presses the head section toward the outside of the case or is elastically deformed, and this elastic member includes a buffer section that buffers a pressure externally applied to the head section which is greater than a predetermined pressure. Accordingly, when a pressure greater than the predetermined pressure is applied to the head section, the head section comes in contact with the buffer section while elastically deforming the elastic member so as to buffer the pressure. By this structure, shock resistance is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shin HITSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200110370
    Abstract: A push button device including a supporting member which is provided with a through hole and in which a recess section is provided outside the through hole, an operation member which includes a shaft section that is slidably inserted into the through hole, and a head section that is provided on an outer end of the shaft section and slidably fitted into the recess section, a first filter which is provided in the recess section and arranged at a position surrounded by an annular first groove section into which an outer circumferential convex section of the head section is fitted and the outer circumferential convex section, and a second filter which is provided in the head section and arranged at a position surrounded by an annular second groove section into which an inner circumferential convex section of the recess section is fitted and the inner circumferential convex section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi YASUDA
  • Publication number: 20200110364
    Abstract: A case includes a main case body and an exterior member. The exterior member is welded to the main case body with laser light. The laser light is irradiated onto an irradiation surface. A welding part of the main case body and the exterior member is formed on the inner periphery surface extending along a height direction of the case and is formed such that the irradiation surface is perpendicular to the incident laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro MARUYAMA, Masakuni IWANAGA