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: 20180323872
    Abstract: An image area detector detects a high-luminance image area having a luminance value equal to or higher than a predetermined value, having a size equal to or larger than a predetermined size, and including two or more high-luminance subject images disposed adjacent to or overlapping with each other, from an input image frame. The enlargement controller controls the detected high-luminance image area to be enlarged and displayed. If any instruction to designate a subarea within a rectangular border surrounding the enlarged high-luminance image area is provided from the user, the position coordinate setter converts the coordinates of the subarea into the coordinates before the enlargement, and stores the converted coordinates into the memory as the coordinates of the LED serving as a light source that transmits information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naotomo MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10122073
    Abstract: An antenna-equipped cover glass for a wristwatch includes: a first insulating layer that includes a transparent insulator; a first electrode layer connected to a bottom surface of the first insulating layer, the first electrode layer having a first transparent electrode surrounded by an insulating pattern formed in a region therein; a second insulating layer connected to a bottom surface of the first electrode layer; and a second electrode layer connected to a bottom surface of the second insulating layer, the second electrode layer having a second transparent electrode surrounded by an insulating pattern formed in a region therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Sano
  • Patent number: 10123291
    Abstract: Peripherals and send timing information presenting a timing of acquiring time information to a central. The central changes the timing in the received timing information so that the timing presented by the timing information received from the peripheral does not overlap with the timing presented by the already received timing information of the other peripheral. The central makes the peripheral change a setting of the timing information based on the changed timing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haruo Kajitani
  • Patent number: 10118416
    Abstract: A printer includes an acquisition device that acquires printing data and identification information that identifies at least one of a user who sent the printing data and a device that generated the printing data, a first cutting device that cuts a printing medium that has been printed on, and a processor. When the acquisition device acquires first printing data and first identification information of the first printing data and then acquires second printing data and second identification information of the second printing data, the processor determines, in accordance with the first identification information and the second identification information, whether to use the first cutting device to separate one or more first printed materials created on the printing medium in accordance with the first printing data from one or more second printed materials created on the printing medium in accordance with the second printing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Handa
  • Patent number: 10120791
    Abstract: A data read apparatus includes a nonvolatile memory comprising a plurality of blocks, each of the blocks including an area storing block information, in which a position of a next block is written, or storing the block information and file management information, and an area storing actual data; a volatile memory; a power-on circuit configured to turn on supply of power to the nonvolatile memory and the volatile memory; and a processor. The processor is configured to: read out the block information stored in each of the blocks of the nonvolatile memory, or the block information and the file management information, when the supply of power was turned on by the power-on circuit, and register the read-out block information, or the block information and the file management information, in the volatile memory as file position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 10120346
    Abstract: A satellite radio wave receiving processing unit 60 includes a front end 60a which receives a radio wave including a code signal transmitted from a satellite, and a baseband unit 64 which acquires the code signal from the received radio wave, in which the baseband unit identifies a pseudo-random code sequence used for performing spread spectrum to the code signal and a phase of the pseudo-random code sequence in a transmission period, identifies a code type of the code signal every time according to the transmission period, identifies, by comparing an array of the identified code type with a plurality of comparison arrays expected to appear as the array of the code type, a head timing of each code in the code signal according to a comparison array in which a result of the comparison satisfies a predetermined condition, and identifies each code in synchronization with the identified head timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTERS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Hideo Abe, Tatsuya Sekitsuka
  • Publication number: 20180315036
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus includes a sending control section and a printing control section. The sending control section performs control to send, to a predetermined terminal apparatus, sales data obtained by aggregating predetermined transaction data. The printing control section performs control to print, together with the sales data, sending result information indicating whether or not the sales data has been sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki ITAKURA
  • Publication number: 20180314919
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor executes a program stored in the memory to perform operations including: obtaining a plurality of image groups each containing a plurality of images classified based on contents of images; selecting an image from each of the plurality of image groups based on an evaluation result obtained by evaluating the plurality of images; and generating one image from the plurality of selected images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru ONOZAWA
  • Patent number: 10114791
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a display; a memory; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to: accept inputs of a plurality of equations in response to a user operation; display, on the display, numerical data of each of calculation results of the plurality of equations respectively; store, in the memory, each of the plurality of equations and the respective numerical data of each of the calculation results corresponding to each of the plurality of equations; accept an input of numerical data to be searched in response to a user operation; search, from the memory, numerical data of the calculation result corresponding to the numerical data to be searched; and display, on the display, an equation corresponding to the searched numerical data of the calculation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshibumi Takashima
  • Patent number: 10115382
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes a plurality of hammer members provided corresponding to a plurality of keys, whereby each hammer member applies an action load to a depressed key by rotating in conjunction with the key, and a key load applying member which applies a key load to the key by the hammer member coming in contact therewith when the hammer member is rotated, in which the key load applying member is singly provided corresponding to the plurality of keys, and a first portion of the key load applying member corresponding to a first key and a second portion of the key load applying member corresponding to a second key are different in at least one of thickness, level of elasticity, and level of viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10116882
    Abstract: A central control unit of a terminal apparatus performs control for displaying a plurality of images in a display unit by superimposing them such that at least one of the images can be observed through one or more other images distinguishably, designating one or more of the plurality of images, detecting a user manipulation performed for the plurality of images, and changing the designated one or more images spatially or temporally according to the detected user manipulation while keeping the plurality of images superimposed and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koki Dobashi, Junichi Hato, Masahiro Oda, Hideaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10105106
    Abstract: Provided is an exercise information display system including a sensor unit attached to an ankle of one leg of a human body to output data on a motion state of the leg and a control unit processing the data. The control unit acquires a parameter based on data output from the sensor unit in a case where the human body performs a calibration motion for acquiring the parameter expressing at least one of an attachment orientation and an attachment position in the one leg of the sensor unit and a posture of the one leg in standing on the one leg, generates a reproduction image where a motion state of the leg during the exercise is reproduced in pseudo manner based on data output from the sensor unit in a case where the human body performs exercise of moving the leg and the parameter, and displays an image including at least the reproduction image as exercise information on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10107738
    Abstract: A moisture status measuring device includes a moisture amount sensor that acquires an output value according to an amount of moisture contained in soil, a drainage sensor that detects water discharge from the soil, and a moisture status deriver that derives moisture status information expressing a moisture status of the soil based on the output value acquired by the moisture amount sensor and detection of the water discharge by the drainage sensor. Every time when the drainage sensor detects the water discharge, the moisture status deriver acquires the output value at a time when the drainage sensor detects the water discharge. The moisture status deriver derives moisture status information expressing the moisture status of the soil at an arbitrary time based on the output value acquired at the time when the drainage sensor detects the water discharge and the output value at the arbitrary time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tomida
  • Patent number: 10108199
    Abstract: A determination on whether or not a local device position and a map contain an error is made. A position measurer of an autonomous movement device measures a local device position. A map memory stores the created map. A position estimator estimates the local device position. A determiner determines whether or not a difference between the measured position by the position measurer and the estimated position by the position estimator is within a predetermined error range. A map editor edits the stored map in the map memory when the determiner determines that the difference is out of the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10109268
    Abstract: A musical note generation device includes at least one processor that performs a process of generating attenuated sound waveform data by respectively reducing, among frequency components included in first sound waveform data corresponding to pitch information associated with a specified key, amplitudes of respective frequency components of a fundamental tone and harmonics of the fundamental tone corresponding to a pitch indicated by the pitch information; a process that convolves the generated attenuated sound waveform data generated with second sound waveform data corresponding to at least one of a high sound range side impulse response and a low sound range side impulse response, so as to generate third sound waveform data; and a process of outputting piano sound waveform data generated on the basis of the third sound waveform data generated by the convolution process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Goro Sakata
  • Patent number: 10109267
    Abstract: An electronic wind instrument includes: a breath pressure detector that detects a breath pressure developed in the instrument by breath blown into the instrument and that outputs a signal corresponding to the detected breath pressure; an adjustment unit providing an air exhaust passage for the breath blown into the instrument, the air exhaust passage being configured to have a variable conductance for air so that a sensitivity of the breath pressure detector relative to an input pressure of the breath blown into the instrument varies; and a controller that sets one or more among a tone, a volume, and a pitch of a sound to be generated by a sound source in accordance with the signal outputted from the breath pressure detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiichi Harada
  • Patent number: 10109265
    Abstract: An effect providing apparatus is provided which ostensibly increases the number of effects that can be simultaneously provided. When switching to flanger processing is performed while filter processing in accordance with a periodic signal (LFO signal) is being performed in an effect processing section that can provide only one effect, a CPU advances the periodic signal (LFO signal) from a phase at the time of the switching, and performs the filter processing in accordance with the advancing periodic signal when the flanger processing is ended. As a result of this configuration, the number of effects that can be simultaneously provided is ostensibly increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Moriyama
  • Publication number: 20180300121
    Abstract: An information processing device, including: an operator for a user to perform a specification operation of specifying an arbitrary mode from among a plurality of modes; and a processor which starts, at a predetermined timing, update processing of obtaining update data for updating a predetermined program or execution data of the program from a predetermined external terminal and updating the program or the execution data based on the obtained update data when a predetermined mode is specified in accordance with a specification operation of the mode performed to the operator by the user, wherein when a specification operation of specifying another mode instead of the predetermined mode is performed to the operator by the user during the update processing, the processor switches to the another mode after the update processing is finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki ITAKURA
  • Patent number: 10101710
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a clocking unit, a storage unit, a setting selection unit which selects, as daylight saving time implementation information, daylight saving time implementation rule or user setting that specifies whether to implement summer time, and a local time acquisition unit which acquires local time at a predetermined point. The local time acquisition unit includes a movement determination unit which determines, when the setting selection unit selects the user setting, whether a previous point and a new point belong to a predetermined range in which local time counted at the previous point is equal to local time counted at the new point, and a daylight saving time implementation information switching unit which acquires local time on the basis of the daylight saving time implementation rule when the previous point and the new point do not belong to the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10103461
    Abstract: A connection device including a plurality of substrates which are arranged overlapping with one another at predetermined intervals and have electrodes provided on respective opposing surfaces thereof, a connection member which has a main body section that is fixed to any one of the plurality of substrates, and a plurality of contact sections that are provided on the main body section and arranged among the plurality of substrates so as to respectively come in contact with the electrodes, and a fixing member which fixes the plurality of substrates and the main body section of the connection member to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Yokoo
  • Patent number: 10102791
    Abstract: A level shifter included in a device includes: an external interface power unit configured to supply a power voltage corresponding to electrical input-output characteristics of an interface circuit of an external device; an internal interface power unit configured to supply a power voltage corresponding to electrical input-output characteristics of an internal interface circuit in the device; a power switch unit configured to control power supply to the external interface power unit according to an electrical signal from the external device; and a selector unit configured to control conduction between the interface circuit of the external device and the internal interface circuit, wherein the selector unit is configured to transition to an operable state when the external interface power unit is supplied with power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Kato
  • Publication number: 20180290463
    Abstract: A first pattern P1 is formed with a first material for converting electromagnetic wave energy into heat energy, on a first surface BS of a print medium M including an expansion layer M2 that expands by heating. A second pattern P2 for expanding the expansion layer M2 to complement expansion of the expansion layer M2 by the first pattern P1 is formed with a second material for converting electromagnetic wave energy into heat energy, on a second surface FS which is an opposite surface of the print medium M to the first surface BS and is closer to the expansion layer M2 than the first surface BS. The first material forming the first pattern P1 is irradiated with electromagnetic waves from the first surface BS. The second material forming the second pattern P2 is irradiated with electromagnetic waves from the second surface FS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20180292789
    Abstract: A case includes a case main body, an exterior cover formed of a synthetic resin and mounted on an upper portion and an outer circumferential portion of the case main body to cover the upper portion and the outer circumferential portion, and a reinforcement member formed of a synthetic resin harder than the exterior cover and embedded in an inner surface of the exterior cover to prevent an inner circumferential side of the exterior cover from being bent back relative to the case main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsumi ICHIMURA
  • Patent number: 10097723
    Abstract: The book page turning operation of an automatic page turning apparatus is controlled by a tablet. Every time the automatic page turning apparatus completes a page turning operation, the tablet photographs the page and stores its image. During this processing, the tablet stops the series of page turning operations of the automatic page turning apparatus every time a sequential page-turning count m reaches a preset interruption page count M. Then, the tablet restarts the series of page turning operations in response to a photographing restart instruction from the user. As a result of this configuration, the user is freed from an operation of stopping a page turning operation during image photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Naoaki Misaki
  • Patent number: 10095919
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a storage medium are shown. According to one implementation, the image processing apparatus includes the following. A detecting unit detects a subject in a moving image. A clipping unit clips a region corresponding to the subject detected by the detecting unit from each frame image composing the moving image. A setting unit sets a planned clipping region to be newly clipped by the clipping unit based on at least one of a position and a size of a region corresponding to the subject already clipped by the clipping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Ishihara, Kei Ideguchi
  • Patent number: 10097385
    Abstract: A satellite radio signal receiver includes a receiving section which receives radio signals from satellites and demodulates the signals to identify bits of the demodulated signals as received bits; and a processor. The processor compares each received bit of the satellites with estimated bits which are estimated to be received within a possible deviation range from a current date and time acquired as a reception timing of the received bit to obtain comparison result information between the received bits and the estimated bits in relation to deviations within the possible deviation range with respect to each of the satellites, integrates the comparison result information on the received bits of the satellites, specifies a deviation that satisfies a match condition of the received bits and the estimated bits based on the integrated comparison result information, and acquires date and time information based on the deviation that satisfies the match condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Abe, Takeshi Matsue
  • Patent number: 10097758
    Abstract: When it is determined that acceleration acting on an imaging apparatus is stable and an attitude direction determination result based on the acceleration continues as the same result, an attitude determination unit updates the attitude direction determination result to the latest one to be used for blur correction of a frame upon playback. On the other hand, when the acceleration acting on the imaging apparatus is not stable, when the attitude direction determination result based on the acceleration is different from the last result, or when attitude direction determination result does not continue predetermined times though it is the same result as the last determination result, the attitude determination unit does not update the attitude direction determination result to hold the past attitude direction determination result and use it for blur correction and the like of the frame upon playback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tasuku Muto
  • Publication number: 20180286432
    Abstract: A robot determines whether a voice is a voice emanated directly from an actual person or is a voice output from a speaker of an electronic device. A controller of a robot detects a voice by means of microphones, determines whether or not a voice generating source of the detected voice is a specific voice generating source, and controls, based on a result of the determination, the robot by means of a neck joint and a chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke SHIMADA, Kouichi NAKAGOME, Takashi YAMAYA
  • Publication number: 20180285672
    Abstract: The present invention is to reduce the time required to detect an object after completion of the rotation of a head or a body of a robot. A robot 100 includes a camera 111, and a control unit 127 which determines an overlapping area between a first image captured with the camera 111 at first timing and a second image captured with the camera 111 at second timing later than the first timing to detect an object included in an area of the second image other than the determined overlapping area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi YAMAYA, Kouichi NAKAGOME, Keisuke SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20180288302
    Abstract: A position coordinates setter sets position coordinates being coordinates of an image region of an LED in an image. An image region determiner determines whether or not an image region having a predetermined luminance value is present at the position coordinates. If an image region having the predetermined luminance value is not present at the position coordinates, the image region determiner determines whether or not the image region at the position coordinates is overexposed or underexposed, and the exposure controller continues setting, if the image region is overexposed, the exposure time shorter by one degree at a time until the luminance value of the image region at the position coordinates becomes the predetermined luminance value, and continues setting, if the image region is underexposed, the exposure time longer by one degree at a time until the luminance value of the image region at the position coordinates becomes the predetermined luminance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naotomo MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180288328
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor executes a program stored in a memory to perform operations including acquiring a moving image, calculating a similarity between the moving image and a candidate image which is to be synthesized temporally or spatially before or after the moving image, specifying a representative image from the moving image based on the calculation result, and generating a single image by combining the specified representative image and an image which includes the candidate image and which is different from the moving image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180283881
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor executes a program stored in the memory to perform operations including: acquiring position information of a user; specifying a movement state of the user; and determining appropriateness/inappropriateness of the acquired position information using a determination program according to the movement state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180288609
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus according to the present embodiment includes a voice input unit configured to detect a signal from a user. In a case where the voice input unit detects a signal from the user and as a detection result of the signal from the user, it is determined that there is a signal from the user, the mobile apparatus performs sound source localization and specifies a location or direction in which the detected signal from the user is given. In a case where it is determined that the mobile apparatus is not able to move to the location where the signal from the user is given, a voice output unit configured to output a voice signal, a driving unit configured to move the mobile apparatus, and a light emitting unit configured to emit light performs predetermined control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaya, Kouichi Nakagome, Keisuke Shimada
  • Publication number: 20180279942
    Abstract: A medical imaging device changes a state between a first capturing state for capturing a lesion in a regular capturing state and a second capturing state for capturing a lesion in a capturing state that is different from the regular capturing state and captures an image for assisting in diagnosis of the lesion. The medical imaging device includes an imaging device body that includes a first light source, a second light source, an imaging element, a set of lenses that are situated on an optical axis that connects the imaging element and an object, uses at least the first light source as a light source that emits light to the object in the first capturing state, and uses at least the second light source as a light source that emits light to the object in the second capturing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu HOUJOU, Jumpei ISHIBASHI, Katsuyuki MATSUO, Nobuhiro AOKI
  • Publication number: 20180288572
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor executes a program stored in the memory to perform operations including: acquiring a series of position information of a user; detecting whether or not a loss part, in which position information corresponding to a predetermined time or a predetermined number of times of measurement is lost, is present in the series of position information acquired; and specifying the detected loss part in a case where the loss part is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Patent number: 10085692
    Abstract: An exercise support device includes: a display section which has a display area where a first object as a virtual mobile object and a second object corresponding to a user are displayed; and a control section which controls display positions of the first object and the second object in the display area. The control section, while the user is moving from a first point to a second point, controls such that the display position of the first object is set to a position corresponding to a first movement distance based on a set target pace and an elapsed time after the user starts movement; and that the display position of the second object is set to a position corresponding to a second movement distance that the user moves from the first point in the elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Ura
  • Patent number: 10086309
    Abstract: A flight device includes at least one propelling unit and a controller unit for flying in the air, and the flight device is thrown by a user. The controller unit drives the propelling unit after throwing is performed by the user, such that the flight device flies based on a state of the flight device at a moment when the throwing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yamada, Takahiro Mizushina, Hideaki Matsuda, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10089735
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus of diagnosing a cutaneous lesion using a cutaneous image, comprising the steps of: (a) obtaining a first detail image made by performing a first component separation filter on a brightness component of the cutaneous image; (b) obtaining a second detail image made by performing a second component separation filter on the brightness component of the cutaneous image, the second component separation filter having properties different from those of the first component separation filter; (c) generating a third detail image based on the first detail image and the second detail image; (d) newly generating a third base image based on the third detail image; and (e) combining the third detail image with the third base image to restore a brightness component and generate a highlighted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10088575
    Abstract: Provided is a positioning system including: a storage apparatus configured to store orbit information indicating the position of a positioning satellite; and a positioning apparatus configured to perform a positioning process based on the orbit information, wherein the positioning apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire state-related information related to the state of the positioning apparatus, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to the storage apparatus, the state-related information acquired by the acquisition unit, and the storage apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive the state-related information transmitted from the transmission unit, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust the content of the orbit information to be transmitted to the positioning apparatus, based on the state-related information received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Shingyoji
  • Publication number: 20180272781
    Abstract: An ink is used for forming a photothermal conversion layer used for causing expansion of at least a portion of a thermal expansion layer of a thermal expansion sheet. The ink includes (i) an inorganic infrared absorbing agent having a higher absorptivity in at least one region of an infrared light spectrum than in a visible light spectrum, and (ii) a base that is transparent to visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Takahashi, Yuji Horiuchi, Yoshimune Motoyanagi, Satoshi Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20180272664
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet in which a thermally expansive layer that contains a thermally expandable material is formed on one side of a base, and wherethe thermally expansive layer is distended, the base deforms following distension of the thermally expansive layer and the base deforms into an embossed shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji HORIUCHI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Hideki TAKAHASHI, Satoshi MITSUI
  • Publication number: 20180272751
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head drawing a pattern on the surface of a target nail of a hand or foot; and a processor. The processor controls the drawing head to scan a plurality of times across an area on the surface of the nail and to draw the pattern on the area during each of the plurality of scanning operations of the drawing head based on a curvature of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180272578
    Abstract: An expansion device, including: an irradiation unit configured to irradiate the thermally expandable sheet placed on a placing unit with light; a conveyance unit configured to reciprocably convey the irradiation unit between a first position and a second position; an exhaust fan fixed to a housing and configured to discharge air from the housing; and an air supply fan which is movable with the irradiation unit and configured to supply outside air into the housing, wherein the exhaust fan is provided at a position where air can be discharged from the second position side when the irradiation unit is returned from the first position to the second position after being moved from the second position toward the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi USHIGOME, Minoru SAITO
  • Publication number: 20180272750
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a processor determining the aspect ratio of the surface area of a target nail of a finger or a toe, and entering a first fitting mode to modify the aspect ratio of at least one nail design in accordance with the surface area of the target nail and to fit the at least one nail design to the surface area of the nail. The rate of modification of the aspect ratio of the at least one nail design is within a modification threshold of the at least one nail design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180274938
    Abstract: A movement analyzer includes a position information acquiring device, a memory, and a processor. The processor executes a program to perform operations including acquiring position information of the movement analyzer with the position information acquiring device, determining whether or not a moving state of the movement analyzer is a specific moving state, and recording the position information corresponding to the specific moving state in the memory as a path of the specific moving state when a determination result indicates that the moving state of the movement analyzer is the specific moving state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20180275677
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile apparatus includes a controller, an image acquirer, an inertia measurer, a distance measurer, and a storage. The controller updates environment map information stored in the storage. The controller estimates a height from a reference surface, based on an image obtained by the image acquirer. The inertia measurer detects an amount of fluctuation of the height. The distance measurer detects whether or not the bottom portion of the autonomous mobile apparatus is in contact with an object. The controller, if having detected a change in height equal to or larger than a reference from information obtained from the image acquirer, the inertia measurer, or the distance measurer, stops updating the environment map information or deletes the environment map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180275774
    Abstract: Display operation of a display device is controlled in association with a pointer device. A display control system that includes: a display device for displaying information on a display surface; a control device for controlling the display of the display device; and an image acquisition device for acquiring an image of the display device including a light beam from a pointer device capable of emitting a light beam is proposed. The control device includes: an acquisition unit for acquiring the image from the image acquisition device; a feature identification unit for identifying a feature of the light beam included in the image; and a display control unit for performing display operation of the display device based on the feature and state of the light beam. A corresponding display control method and display control program are proposed, too.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori TSUTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20180275614
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes indicators, an operation receiving unit, a timing unit and a processor. The operation receiving unit receives an operation performed by a user. The timing unit counts a date and time at present. The processor carries out operation control of the indicators and obtains a local time setting based on a time difference between a predetermined standard time and a local time at a target position. The processor makes at least apart of the indicators display the local time in accordance with the operation received by the operation receiving unit and obtains the local time setting based on a difference between the displayed local time and the date and time counted by the timing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaomi YONEKURA, Tadashi KOJIMA, Takayasu AKAGI, Shinji SAITO, Hirofumi NAGAREDA, Hirohisa MARUYAMA, Junichi IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20180275497
    Abstract: A light source system according to an aspect of the invention comprises a light source unit, an optical path switching device configured to selectively switch a direction of light from the light source unit between a plurality of directions, and a heat dissipating unit positioned in one of the plurality of directions and isolated from the optical path switching device via a light transmitting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshifumi KASE
  • Publication number: 20180275608
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsumi ICHIMURA, Hajime IGUCHI