Casio Patents

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, manufactures electronic instruments and appliances, including watches, electronic dictionaries, calculators, label printers, electronic musical instruments, digital cameras, projectors and other office appliances.

Casio Patents by Type

  • Casio Patents Granted: Casio patents that have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Casio Patent Applications: Casio patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Patent number: 10019117
    Abstract: Provided is a position detecting device including: a light emission unit configured to emit light in a predetermined wavelength band in a manner substantially parallel to a plane surface; a polarization filter configured to transmit p polarized light of light reflected on the plane surface and to block s polarized light thereof; and an imaging unit configured to perform imaging of the plane surface obliquely from above with the light in the predetermined wavelength band through the polarization filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10019885
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Miyake, Tatsuyoshi Omura
  • Publication number: 20180186156
    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: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio FUKUDA
  • Patent number: 10015461
    Abstract: First extracting means of a processing unit, based on a brightness component and a color information component of a captured image separated by separating means, extract a candidate region using a first morphology processing based on the brightness component, and second extracting means of the processing unit extract a likelihood of a region from a color space composed of the brightness component and the color information component and perform a second morphology processing to generate a region-extracted image, which is displayed on the display device. In this case, the morphology processing including the smoothing filter processing is performed on an extracted candidate region and an extracted likelihood of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10014806
    Abstract: A stepping motor driving device drives a first coil and a second coil. The stepping motor driving device includes a motor control unit. The motor control unit applies a predetermined voltage to the first coil in a first phase, applies the predetermined voltage to the second coil in a second phase after the first phase, and alternately applies the predetermined voltage to the first coil and the second coil in a third phase after the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Kawaguchi, Yuta Saito
  • Patent number: 10012989
    Abstract: To increase the frequency of executing a loop closing process, and to reduce an accumulated error in a local device position, and the like. A rotational image picker of an autonomous movement device picks up an image while performing a rotational action. An image memory stores information on the picked-up image. A map memory stores a created map. A position estimator estimates the local device position. A similar image searcher searches, from the image memory, the image that has a similarity level of equal to or greater than a predetermined similarity level. A map corrector corrects the map stored in the map memory when the similar image searcher founds the image that has the similarity level of equal to or greater than the predetermined similarity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 10012956
    Abstract: A drive device includes a first hand, a second hand, and a control unit that controls a movement operation of the second hand. The control unit starts movement of the second hand in a period after start of movement of the first hand before stop of the movement of the first hand. The control unit controls the movement operation of the second hand according to a decrease in a movement speed of the first hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mototaka Minakuchi, Noriyuki Kitta
  • Patent number: 10012894
    Abstract: A light source unit according to an embodiment has a first light source which emits light in a first wavelength range, a second light source which emits light in a second wavelength range which differs from the light in the first wavelength range, a dichroic mirror to which the light in the first wavelength range and the light in the second wavelength range are incident from directions which differ from each other and which reflects or transmits the light in the first wavelength range and the light in the second wavelength range, and an optical device which is disposed on an optical path between the dichroic mirror and the second light source, and the optical device is a spectral member to which a coating is applied which transmits the light in the second wavelength range and reflects or absorbs the light in the first wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Sato, Hiroshi Ogino, Osamu Umamine
  • Patent number: 10014132
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a casing having an opening; a circuit board having a plurality of electrodes, which is provided inside the casing; a contact member having a plurality of contact points corresponding to the electrodes, which is provided so as to seal the opening; and a key unit (press-key unit) having a key operation unit corresponding to the contact points, which is provided to the opening. The key unit (press-key unit) is attached to the opening detachably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Hinooka, Chihaya Sakata, Shinichi Tamamoto, Atsushi Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 10013434
    Abstract: A geographic coordinate encoding device including a processing unit, wherein the processing unit performs: a first encoding process of determining, from among a plurality of areas obtained by hierarchically dividing a geographic range, an area specified by geographic coordinates of at least two points detected by a sensor, and encoding data representing the determined area; and an output process of outputting data representing a relationship between the specified area and the coordinates of the at least two points, along with code data encoded by the first encoding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Sato
  • Publication number: 20180181078
    Abstract: A timepiece includes: one or more processors; and a display unit controlled by the one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors perform: a clock hand image obtaining process that obtains a clock hand image; an information obtaining process that obtains prescribed information; a display control process that controls the display unit so as to display on the display unit the clock hand image obtained by the clock hand image obtaining process and the prescribed information obtained by the information obtaining process; a synthesizing process that synthesizes image data of the clock hand image and an image for the prescribed information such that the clock hand image does not overlap with a display region for the prescribed information on the display unit; and a process of causing the display unit to display the clock hand image and the prescribed information in accordance with the synthesized image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180181079
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case with an opening portion; a cover member arranged in the opening portion so as to close the opening portion; a seal member provided between an outer circumferential surface of the cover member and an inner circumferential surface of the opening portion; a reinforcing portion made of a nonconductive material and provided, in the case, on a portion outside the inner circumferential surface in a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the opening portion; an antenna; and an electronic component arranged in the case and configured to process a radio wave received by the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katsuda, Akira Suzuki, Akihisa Ohmura, Hiroki Nishiyama
  • Publication number: 20180178543
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image forming system according to an embodiment of the present invention is a system that expands the front side of a thermally expandable sheet formed by laminating a thermally expanding layer on a base material and forms irregularities in a desired area, the system includes a print data density adjusting unit that adjusts, in print data for printing, on the back side of the thermally expandable sheet, a grayscale image for expanding the thermally expandable sheet to a surface height according to a density, the density of an outline part obtained by setting a region from a boundary between adjacent two regions having different densities in the grayscale image to a predetermined distance as the outline part in at least either of the two regions having different densities such that steep steps are formed on the front side of the thermally expandable sheet at the boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitomi FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180181081
    Abstract: A timepiece includes one or more processors; and a display unit controlled by said one or more processors, wherein said one or more processors perform: obtaining a clock hand image; obtaining positional information indicating a location of the electronic device; and controlling the display unit to display a map image that includes said location of the electronic device and to display the clock hand image superimposed onto the map image in such a rotated manner as to indicate a time, a center of rotation of the clock hand image being set at said location of the electronic device in the map image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180178548
    Abstract: A printing device comprises: a print head configured to print a plurality of print lines on a medium to be printed, the medium being conveyed in a conveying direction; and a processor configured to control the print head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo OZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180181534
    Abstract: A calculation apparatus in which a controlling unit performs a first storing process for storing a first value in a storing unit; a first displaying process for executing operation on a second value, using the first value to obtain and display a first and second output value on a displaying unit; a second displaying process for executing operation on a third value, using the first value to obtain and display a third and fourth output value on the displaying unit; a second storing process for adding the third output value to the first output value and the fourth output value to the second output value to obtain and store a first sum and a second sum in the storing unit; and a sum displaying process for displaying the first and second sum stored in the storing unit on the displaying unit in response to operation of the key unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori YOSHIKAWA, Kazuhiko ARIKAWA, Toshibumi TAKASHIMA, Hiroaki YOSHIZAWA, Shinichi TAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180178450
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image forming system includes a high congestion area specifying unit that specifies, in print data for printing a grayscale image used to thermally expand a desired area on a thermally expandable sheet, a high congestion area which is an area having higher congestion of a density pattern included in the grayscale image than a predetermined value and a density adjusting unit that adjusts the density of the grayscale image such that the expanding height of the high congestion area is to be a desired height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fusao NISHIURA
  • Publication number: 20180182365
    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: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Goro SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20180178508
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises a printer that prints an image on a printing medium and a processor that controls printing by the printer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shota NAKAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180181633
    Abstract: A map recording device includes: a display which displays information; a storage; and a processor. The processor causes the display to perform a display of an arbitrary region expressed by browsing map information specified by a user's manipulation. The processor further acquires partial map information from the browsing map information. The partial map information is map information other than the browsing map information and expresses a region corresponding to a whole region displayed in the display. The storage stores the partial map information acquired in the acquiring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180182138
    Abstract: A figure plotting device has a controller. The controller performs following processes: plotting a first shape which is formed by connecting a plurality of points included in a plane which is a desired plotting object, thereby plotting the plane in a plotting area of a display screen of a display unit; and upon plotting the plane, in a case where at least one of the plurality of points of the first shape is outside the plotting area and one or more points of the plurality of points of the first shape is inside the plotting area, plotting a second shape different from the first shape by connecting at least one point and the one or more points, the at least one point being obtained by shifting at least one of the plurality of points of the first shape outside the plotting area to corresponding at least one point positioned inside the plotting area, the one or more points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro OKUMA, Hirokazu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180181800
    Abstract: A portable terminal 1 includes an information acquisition unit 55, an output control unit 56 and an output unit 20. The information acquisition unit 55 acquires move locus information on a move due to daily behavior of a user and a move due to non-daily behavior. The output control unit 56 controls an output unit 20 such that the output unit 20 outputs the acquired move locus information in a state where it is possible to distinguish the move due to non-daily behavior of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180181080
    Abstract: A smartwatch comprises a CPU configured to acquire current location information, acquire map information based on the current location information, select any icon from a plurality of icons associated with predetermined information wherein the plurality of icons are different from each other, add the selected icon to a designated point designated on the map information in response to a user operation, and report predetermined information corresponding to the icon added to the designated point to the user when a predetermined condition for the selected icon is satisfied, and a display unit configured to display additional information added by the CPU and its corresponding designated point together with the map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180181535
    Abstract: A calculating device includes a key input unit, a display and a processor. The processor performs: calculating a payment data item from input calculation data including numerical data items and operation data items; in the case where input of a first deposit data item and an instruction of a change function are received, controlling the display to display a calculation result data item obtained by subtracting the payment data item from the first deposit data item, as a first change data item; and in the state where the display displays the first change data item, even though the input calculation data are not re-input, if a second deposit data item and an instruction of the change function are received, controlling the display to display a calculation result data item obtained by subtracting the payment data item from the second deposit data item, as a second change data item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki YOSHIZAWA, Hironori YOSHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180181918
    Abstract: An arrival/departure management device performs near-field communication with a wireless communication terminal and identifies a user of the wireless communication terminal, registers a time of arrival or departure for the user of the wireless communication terminal that was identified, and sends or receives information corresponding to the identified user on the basis of the registered content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi OHSUMI
  • Publication number: 20180182147
    Abstract: In a wrist terminal 1, the measurement information acquiring unit 51 acquires position information. The first timing detection unit 52 detects a standby state for a sport. The second timing detection unit 53 detects predetermined start timing of the sport. If the first timing detection unit 52 detects the standby state, the recording control unit 54 makes the measurement information acquiring unit 51 start acquiring position information to continue acquiring position information sequentially at predetermined intervals. If the second timing detection unit 53 detects the predetermined start timing, the recording control unit 54 stores position information being part of the position information already acquired by the measurement information acquiring unit 51 and corresponding to the predetermined start timing into a ROM 16 or a removable medium 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi IMAMURA, Takeshi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20180182364
    Abstract: A musical note generation device includes at least one processor, performing a process of generating convolved sound waveform data by convolving first sound waveform data corresponding to pitch information associated with a specified key with second sound waveform data corresponding to an impulse response; a process of generating third sound waveform data by respectively reducing, among frequency components included in the generated convolved sound waveform data, amplitudes of respective frequency components of a fundamental tone and harmonics of the fundamental tone corresponding to a pitch indicated by the pitch information; and a process of outputting piano sound waveform data generated on the basis of the generated third sound waveform data generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Goro SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20180182363
    Abstract: A keyboard instrument including a musical instrument case, a speaker which emits sounds in response to instructions from a keyboard section, and a keyboard lid which is switchable between a first arrangement state where the keyboard lid covers at least a portion of the keyboard section and a second arrangement state where the keyboard lid is opened to expose at least a portion of the keyboard section and housed in the musical instrument case, in which the keyboard lid in the second arrangement state is arranged such that a first acoustic space for leading the sounds emitted from the speaker to outside of the musical instrument case is formed between the keyboard lid and a portion of the musical instrument case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20180178557
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a movement amount acquiring device which acquires a movement amount of the printing apparatus with respect to a printing medium, a printer which performs printing on the printing medium, and a processor. The processor adjusts a length of a print image to be printed on the printing medium to a value not exceeding a length of a print area set on the printing medium along a first direction, on the basis of the movement amount acquired by the movement amount acquiring device when the printing apparatus is moved relative to the print area along the first direction, and performs control such that the print image with its length adjusted is printed on the printing medium when the printing apparatus is moved relative to the print area along a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaya NAKAZAWA
  • Patent number: 10007236
    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 a part 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: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaomi Yonekura, Tadashi Kojima, Takayasu Akagi, Shinji Saito, Hirofumi Nagareda, Hirohisa Maruyama, Junichi Izumi
  • Patent number: 10008191
    Abstract: A playback device includes a first buffer and a second buffer, each having storage regions, and a processing unit. The processing unit performs: a storage process that causes input audio data to be stored in the storage regions of the first buffer in order; a first playback process that causes the stored audio data to be played back in the order in which the audio data was stored; a designation process that designates, in response to a user input, at least one of the plurality of storage regions of the first buffer in which the audio data is stored; a copy process that causes the audio data stored in the designated storage region of the first buffer to be copied to the second buffer; and a second playback process that causes the audio data copied to the second buffer to be repeatedly played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiju Suzuki, Osamu Moriyama, Fumiaki Ota
  • Patent number: 10005208
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a three-dimensional image includes: a print function unit that forms a first print image on one surface and a second print image on a region of another surface of a thermally expandable sheet with a photothermal conversion material; and an image processing unit that sets a density of the photothermal conversion material in the second print image based on a density of the photothermal conversion material in the first print image. The second print image is a mirror image of the first print image, and the region of the other surface corresponds to the first print image of the one surface. A three-dimensional image of the first print image is formed by selectively expanding a thermally expandable layer with thermal energy according to the density of the photothermal conversion material in the second print image when the sheet is irradiated with light from the other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 10004304
    Abstract: The present invention is a band including a band main body and a band coupling member which is attached to an end portion of the band main body and a band attachment section of an attachment target member corresponding to the end portion of the band main body, in which the band coupling member has a structure where a plurality of component pieces are arranged in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the band main body and fixed to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miho Nagahara, Junichi Sato
  • Publication number: 20180170086
    Abstract: A print data creation device creates, from two-dimensional image data, three-dimensional print data to be printed on a thermally distensible sheet. The device includes a processor programmed to receive the two-dimensional image data of prescribed gradations; divide the two-dimensional image data of prescribed gradations into a plurality of density layers that expand to different respective expansion heights when printed on the thermally distensible sheet; create, from the plurality of density layers, an expansion data set having a plurality of layer images to be printed on the thermally distensible sheet; and causes the expansion data set to be output to a printing unit that prints on the thermally distensible sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki FUKUSHIMA, Satoshi KUROSAWA
  • Publication number: 20180173168
    Abstract: An embodiment of a device comprising one or more processors, the one or more processors configured to acquire time information by performing one or more of a first acquisition operation to control a communicator to communicate with an external device to receive signals including the time information, and a second acquisition operation to control one or more radio wave receivers to receive transmission radio waves with signals including the time information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180173166
    Abstract: A device case includes a resin case body having an opening which is disposed on a viewing face of the case body and a step which is disposed on an interior of the opening and protruding further to the interior than an inner face of the opening. The device case further includes a windproof member having an outer diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the opening of the case body and larger than an inner diameter of the step; and an adhesive section bonding and fixing the windproof member at a position to seal the opening of the case body. The adhesive section has higher flexibility than the case body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eri KAYANO
  • Publication number: 20180170080
    Abstract: A printing device includes a processor, a print head configured to perform a printing, and a sensor configured to detect a moving direction and a moving distance of the printing device. The processor is configured to perform processing of, while the printing device moves in a first direction, disabling the print head from performing the printing, and acquiring a first moving distance of the printing device in the first direction detected by the sensor, processing of, while the printing device moves in a second direction which is different from the first direction, determining that the print head has reached a printing start position when moving of a second moving distance based on the first moving distance of the printing device is detected by the sensor, and processing of, when it is determined that the print head has reached the printing start position, enabling the print head to start the printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeto SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180170092
    Abstract: An apparatus for turning a page of an opened book includes an arm section which has an adhesion member provided on a tip end portion; a driving section which reciprocates the adhesion member via the arm section; a detection section which detects an overcurrent applied to the driving section; and a control section which controls timing at which the adhesion member that is reciprocated by the driving section starts reverse rotation. The control section, when reversing a moving direction of the adhesion member from a direction toward a starting point of page turning to a direction toward an end point of the page turning, reverses the moving direction based on a timing of the overcurrent by the detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180169473
    Abstract: A motion analyzing apparatus 1 includes a data acquiring unit 51, a top detecting unit 52, an address detecting unit 53, a finish detecting unit 54, an axis correcting unit 55, a half detecting unit 56, and an impact detecting unit 57. The data acquiring unit 51 acquires motion information including an operation direction in a series of operations of a target object measured by a sensor unit. The top detecting unit 52 acquires a specific time point at which the operation direction of a target object is reversed in the motion information acquired by the data acquiring unit 51. The address detecting unit 53 or the finish detecting unit 54 specifies a start time point or an end time point of a series of operations by using a specific time point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoaki NAGASAKA
  • Publication number: 20180172448
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao SAMBONGI
  • Publication number: 20180169932
    Abstract: A shaping system includes: a printing device that prints an image using predetermined ink on a thermal expansion sheet having a thermal expansion layer on one side; and an expansion device that performs: a drying process of heating the thermal expansion sheet to an extent that allows the thermal expansion layer to maintain a non-expansion state, to dry the image printed by the printing device using the predetermined ink; and an expansion process of, after the drying process, heating the thermal expansion sheet to an extent that allows the thermal expansion layer to expand, to expand the thermal expansion layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru SAITO
  • Publication number: 20180174289
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image data reviewing device includes a processor that obtains first distension data for causing a thermally distensible layer of a thermally distensible sheet to distend from one of a front surface and a rear surface of the thermally distensible sheet and that obtains second distension data for causing the thermally distensible layer to distend from another of the front surface and the rear surface, a display unit connected to the processor, wherein the processor causes the display unit to display, on a preview screen, an appearance of the thermally distensible sheet after the thermally distensible layer is caused to distend in accordance with the first distension data and the second distension data, the processor also causing the display unit to identifiably display, in a prescribed manner, an abnormal region of the thermally distensible layer where the thermally distensible layer is predicted to distend abnormally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki FUKUSHIMA, Satoshi KUROSAWA
  • Publication number: 20180172456
    Abstract: In a map matching apparatus, a processor executes, by the program stored in a storage unit, position measurement processing of measuring a current position, matching processing of performing, based on the current position measured in the position measurement processing, matching with a corresponding road position in the road map data stored in the map storage unit, determination processing of determining whether a candidate of a road position to be matched in the matching processing is correct or not, and matching control processing of setting, based on a determination result of the determination processing, the candidate of the road position to be matched in the matching processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao SAMBONGI
  • Publication number: 20180173170
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a clock circuit, a receiver that receives radio waves from positioning satellites, an operation receiving unit, and a control unit constituted by a CPU and a module controller. The control unit makes the receiver perform either one of a date and time reception process that attempts to obtain date and time information and a positioning reception process that attempt to obtain information needed to obtain the current location; and, when a prescribed input operation that affects the current region setting is received, the control unit makes the receiver perform the positioning reception process at least once in the reception operations that are performed after receiving the prescribed input operation before a prescribed location updating event that determines a current location of the electronic timepiece occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180170069
    Abstract: A recording medium has recorded a program causing a computer of a label image preparing apparatus to perform: a function of causing a display to display a preparation screen in which a plurality of label images are arranged such that a length of a first side in a first direction of one label image of the plurality of label images corresponds to a length in a width direction of a printing medium, lengths of second sides in a second direction crossing the first direction of the plurality of label images coincide with each other, and positions of the first sides in the first direction are aligned; a function of arranging at least one part image as a printing object in the plurality of label images in the preparation screen; and a function of detecting that the at least one part image is arranged over at least two label images of the plurality of label images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke SHIMA, Kiyoshi OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10003775
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20180162054
    Abstract: A shaping system includes: a printing device that prints an image using predetermined ink on a thermal expansion sheet having a thermal expansion layer on one side; and a heating device that performs: an identifier detection process of detecting an identifier provided on the thermal expansion sheet; a heating condition setting process of setting a heating condition for heating the thermal expansion sheet, based on the identifier; and a heating process of heating the thermal expansion sheet based on the set heating condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji HORIUCHI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI
  • Publication number: 20180164668
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a light source unit which time-divisionally emits light in colors by light emission from light emitting devices; a display element using light emitted from the light source unit, displaying images respectively corresponding to the colors of the emitted light, and forming optical images by reflection or transmission light thereof; a projection unit emitting the optical images formed by the display element toward a projection target; a timing setting unit setting a change timing associated with changing each of the colors, and setting spoke periods generated at each change timing; a light source drive unit driving the light source unit, based on the change timings and spoke periods; a detection unit detecting information indicating a light amount of the light for each of the colors emitted from the projection unit during the spoke periods; and a light source controller setting a delay time for light emission timings at the light source unit in the spoke periods by the light sourc
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro NARIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180165049
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an item list display controller, an item selector, a sheet determiner and an item display controller. The item list display controller displays a list of items included in sheets on a display. The item selector allows a user to select a desired item from the list of the items. The sheet determiner determines a sheet which includes the selected item. The item display controller displays a sheet image of a part corresponding to the selected item of the determined sheet on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro MINAMI
  • Patent number: 9996928
    Abstract: An image processing method for diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, includes separating the captured image memorized into a brightness component and a color information component; separating the brightness component into a base component and a detail component; performing a highlighting process on the detail component; and restoring a brightness component from the base component and a highlighted detail component, and then generating a highlighted image using a restored brightness component and the color information component. The highlighting process includes highlighting the detail component depending on likelihood of vessel of a region to be diagnosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu Nakajima