Casio Patents Granted

Casio patent applications that are pending before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 9996522
    Abstract: A dictionary device includes a display; a touch panel; and a CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9994060
    Abstract: In order to prevent a page from returning from a page-turning end point to a page-turning start point and improve the reliability of page turning, in addition to a catching section having a plurality of vane sections provided on the outer circumferential surface, there are provided a pull-in roller which rotates around the rotation axis of the catching section and has a diameter smaller than that of the catching section and a pressing roller having a diameter smaller than that of the pull-in roller. When a page is conveyed by a sticking section, the catching section brings the page to a page-turning end point while rubbing the page surface with the rotating vane sections, and the pull-in roller pulls in the page caught by the vane sections of the catching section. The pressing roller presses the page pulled in by the pull-in roller at the page-turning end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Yamada, Naoto Imamura
  • Patent number: 9996174
    Abstract: A camera according to the present invention includes a touch display section in addition to an imaging section. During review display where a captured image is displayed on a display panel (a monitor screen) of the touch display section for a predetermined amount of time after imaging every time the imaging section performs imaging, when a touch operation is performed on a touch panel of the touch display section, a control section controls a method of performing the review display (for example, a review display time) according to the state of the touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuko Tokairin
  • Patent number: 9990354
    Abstract: An information displaying apparatus having a touch-panel display unit is provided. An information obtaining unit obtains explanation information of a direction word specified by user, and displays the obtained explanation information of the direction word on the touch-panel displaying unit. When the user touches on the touch-panel display unit, a multi-touch detecting unit detects touch positions on the touch-panel display unit. A shift judging unit judges whether a distance between the detected touch positions has increased or decreased, when the user shifts the touch positions on the touch-panel display unit. A display-information controlling unit displays detailed explanation information of the direction word, when the shift judging unit determines that the distance between the touch positions has increased, and displays simplified explanation information of the direction word, when the shift judging unit determines that the distance between the touch positions has decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Toriyama
  • Patent number: 9992870
    Abstract: A substrate unit includes a first substrate and a second substrate, the second substrate including a superimposed portion superimposed on at least part of the first substrate, and bonding portions located in a plurality of positions at least defining a plane in the superimposed portion, the bonding portions bonded to the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Namiki
  • Patent number: 9992402
    Abstract: The present invention is to perform synchronous shooting using synchronous type wireless communication more effectively. An imaging apparatus 1 includes: a synchronous communication unit M1 configured to perform synchronous type wireless communication to send/receive data in a communication synchronized state in which a communication clock of a communication partner and an own communication clock are synchronized; a synchronous communication control unit M2 configured to make a transition to the communication synchronized state to perform the synchronous type wireless communication with other imaging apparatuses that are to perform synchronous shooting; a broadcast reception unit M4 configured to receive a broadcast wireless signal transmitted to plural imaging apparatuses in the communication synchronized state; and a first control unit 104a configured to perform shooting at timing when the broadcast wireless signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9990338
    Abstract: A display device, including: a storage unit in which page image data including a figure or a photograph and figure photo information are stored so as to be associated with each other for each page, the figure photo information corresponding to a figure or a photograph included in a page, being information for individually displaying the figure or the photograph and including area information which indicates an area occupied by the figure or the photograph in page image data corresponding to the page; a display unit; an operation unit; an identification unit; and a display control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Tamura
  • Patent number: 9983468
    Abstract: To provide a light source unit which can be formed compact in size while contributing to enhancement in luminance and a projector including this light source unit, there is provided a light source unit including a first light source which emits light in a range of first wavelengths, and a second light source which emits light in a range of second wavelengths which is different from the range of first wavelengths, wherein the first light source and the second light source each include a long wavelength light emitting portion and a short wavelength light emitting portion, the long wavelength light emitting portion emitting, of lights of different wavelengths which exist in a range of light wavelengths producing light of similar colors, light of a long wavelength, the short wavelength light emitting portion emitting light of a short wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ogino
  • Patent number: 9984669
    Abstract: The present invention provides a reed for an electronic musical instrument and an electronic musical instrument in which determination of lip position is not susceptible to the influence of noise and the like. In one embodiment of the present invention, an electronic musical instrument is provided with a reed and a plurality of sensor electrodes in the reed, arranged next to one another from a tip side of the reed towards a base side of the reed, each of the sensor electrodes having a center portion projecting towards the tip side of the reed. The lip position of the performer is determined in accordance with the output from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chihiro Toyama, Kazutaka Kasuga, Ryutaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9986167
    Abstract: A plurality of captured images having a successive relation is displayed on a display screen with the successive relation being maintained. Then, when the plurality of captured images include a plurality of first captured images acquired by a plurality of successive photographing operations and a second captured image acquired by an individual photographing operation different from the plurality of successive photographing operations, the second captured image is displayed such that it is differentiated from the plurality of first captured images by, for example, the background area of the second captured image being represented in a display form different from that of another area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Ryo Nimura
  • Patent number: 9983469
    Abstract: There is provided a light source unit including a semiconductor light emitting device, and a rotary mirror device having a mirror surface on a first side, and a second side to which a rotational shaft of a motor is connected, wherein the mirror surface has an undulating section shape of convex and concave shape portions, wherein the rotary mirror device is disposed so as to reflect light emitted from the semiconductor light emitting device on the mirror surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 9977319
    Abstract: A light source device includes a plurality of first solid-state light emitting elements configured to emit first beams. a light splitting mirror provided in correspondence to the first solid-state light emitting elements and configured to split the first beams, which are incident from a first direction, by penetration and reflection, and a reflection mirror provided in correspondence to the light splitting mirror and configured to reflect one first beams split at the light splitting mirror in the same direction as the other first beams split at the light splitting mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ogino
  • Patent number: 9978050
    Abstract: An object recognizing is provided, which comprises a storing unit for storing feature values of objects in each classification of plural objects, wherein the feature value is used as a reference for specifying an object, an object recognizing unit for photographing an object placed within a prescribed area with a photographing device to specify a placing position of the object from an image of the photographed object, and referring to the feature values stored in the storing unit to recognize the classification of the photographed object, and a recognition result indicating unit for making a light emitting device emit light toward the specified placing position of the object to indicate whether or not the object recognizing unit has recognized the classification of the object photographed by the photographing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichiro Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 9977458
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a calculation data printing apparatus includes a printer and a processor. The processor is configured to execute processes of inputting a plurality of calculation data in accordance with a user operation; causing the printer to print, as first print data, the plurality of calculation data, and calculation result data of the plurality of calculation data; changing at least one of the plurality of calculation data in accordance with a user operation; and causing the printer to print, as second print data, at least one calculation data including the changed calculation data and calculation result data of the plurality of calculation data at least one of which is changed, without printing at least one of the plurality of calculation data printed as the first print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 9979898
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus equipped with a flicker detection function and including an image sensor of a rolling shutter type calculates a Fourier spectrum including an amplitude and a phase for each of two captured images acquired by the image sensor and having different imaging timings by performing Fourier spectrum analysis based on a flicker period serving as a detection target, and judges that flicker with the flicker period serving as the detection target has occurred, when the amplitude of a calculated Fourier spectrum and the phases of the two Fourier spectrums satisfy predetermined conditions and a sum of squares of a pixel value difference between the two captured images for each pixel is larger than a predetermined sum of squares.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 9979474
    Abstract: An information transmission system includes a transmission apparatus and a reception apparatus and uses visible lights as transmission media. The transmission apparatus includes a generating unit and a first replace unit. The generating unit generates a multi-value symbol stream. The first replace unit replaces the multi-value symbol stream generated by the generating unit to a discontinuous symbol stream. The discontinuous symbol stream is a symbol stream without a sequence of identical symbol values. The number of identical symbol values in the sequence is equal to or greater than a predetermined number. The reception apparatus includes an acquiring unit and a second replace unit. The acquiring unit acquires the discontinuous symbol stream. The second replace unit replaces the discontinuous symbol stream acquired by the acquiring unit to the multi-value symbol stream according to a predetermined rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuo Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9972463
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a pressing member having plural protruding pressing parts, a first opening-formed member having plural first openings into which the plural pressing parts are inserted so as to individually protrude, a second opening-formed member having plural second openings into which the plural pressing parts are inserted so as to individually protrude, and a positioning member positioning the pressing member, first opening-formed member, and second opening-formed member so that the plural pressing parts are disposed at positions where the plural pressing parts are inserted in the plural first openings and plural second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji Oshima
  • Patent number: 9973880
    Abstract: A communication device includes a wireless communication unit, a memory and a processor. The wireless communication unit is configured to perform wireless communication with an information display device. The processor is configured to perform operations including: receiving first work data including first setting data from the information display device having the first work data by the wireless communication unit; and registering the first work data as storage data in a case where the memory stores second work data including second setting data and in a case where the first setting data and the second setting data are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9972173
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus of the present invention includes an apparatus body which is provided with an operation section, and a tray member which is slidably provided on the apparatus body and projects from a rear surface of the apparatus body on a side opposite to an operation side of the operation section so that a written announcement can be posted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nozaki, Satoshi Ogasawara, Yoshihiko Iwata
  • Patent number: 9971236
    Abstract: A projector having: a light source formed by a laser light emitting element; a first diffusion plate which light emitted from the light source is made to enter; a microlens array which light having passed through the first diffusion plate is made to enter; and a second diffusion plate which diffuses the light having passed through the microlens array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 9965686
    Abstract: A location obtaining unit obtains information on a location of the image capture apparatus during image; a direction obtaining unit obtains direction of an object in an image captured; a device information obtaining unit obtains information on a location of a wireless device that is included by an object during image capture; a distance obtaining unit obtains a distance of the object in the image captured from the image capture apparatus; an object location calculating unit calculates a location of the object based on the information on the location of the image capture apparatus, a direction of the object in the image, and the distance of the object from the image capture apparatus; and an object identifying unit identifies that the object is the object including the wireless device if the location of the object and the location of the wireless device are within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Masahiro Oda, Kanako Nakano
  • Patent number: 9965828
    Abstract: A provisional coefficient acquirer of an image processing apparatus acquires provisional coefficients for projection conversion of an image, on the basis of feature points indicating features of the image. A polygon converter does projection conversion on a polygon having a plurality of fixed points as vertices, on the basis of the provisional coefficients acquired by the provisional coefficient acquirer. A transformation degree acquirer acquires a transformation degree indicating a magnitude of the transformation degree of the polygon from the pre-projection-conversion polygon and the post-projection-conversion polygon. A determiner determines whether the transformation degree acquired by the transformation degree acquirer exceeds a permitted transformation degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9961505
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal receives position information showing a position of another radio communication terminal. The radio communication terminal obtains, from the position information, a terminal ID of the radio communication terminal, and a beacon ID for identifying the predetermined location nearest to the radio communication terminal. The radio communication terminal accepts the predetermined location designated by a user. The radio communication terminal determines as a communication partner terminal, the other radio communication terminal that is nearest to the accepted predetermined location based on the terminal ID and the beacon ID. The radio communication terminal performs communication with the determined communication partner terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomida, Yuji Tabata, Yoshiaki Nakamura, Tsutomu Terazaki
  • Patent number: 9960613
    Abstract: An electronic equipment, including: an electronic circuit which includes a control section and performs a predetermined functional operation; a battery which supplies electric power to the electronic circuit; a supply detecting section which detects power supply from outside; and a supply cutoff section which cuts off power supply from the battery to the electronic circuit, wherein when the supply detecting section detects the power supply from outside, the supply detecting section performs a battery connection operation of releasing cutoff of the power supply by the supply cutoff section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Ito
  • Patent number: 9961321
    Abstract: A video is generated from multi-aspect images. For each frame of the output video, a provisional video is created with provisional images which are used to designate a position of a target object on which to focus and to acquire a depth map showing a depth of the object, and which are reconstructed using default values from LFIs as the frames. Then, information designating coordinates of focal positions of the target object on the provisional video is acquired. A list creator acquires the depth value of the target object using a depth map created from the LFI of the current frame, and records this in a designation list after obtaining the reconstruction distance from the depth value. A corrector corrects the designation list. A main video creator creates and outputs a main video with reconstructed images focused at a focal length designated by the post-correction designation list as frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouichi Nakagome
  • Patent number: 9958820
    Abstract: In a front/back reversing unit, a base metal sheet having rollers attached thereon is engaged with a rotation spindle fixed to a fitting such that the base metal sheet is rotatable in a horizontal direction. When an operation of rolling up a print target medium is started and if winding tension with respect to the print target medium to be wrapped around a winding shaft becomes unbalanced, the front/back reversing unit rotates in accordance with the winding tension so as to balance the winding tension. Then, when the winding tension applied to the print target medium becomes balanced, the front/back reversing unit is returned to its original position by an elastic member, and the roller of the front/back reversing unit and the winding shaft become substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Numazu, Yasuhiro Tsuyuki
  • Patent number: 9958763
    Abstract: A projection device includes a semiconductor light-emitting element, a rotary wheel configured to emit lights of a plurality of colors in a time-division manner by using light which the semiconductor light-emitting element emits, and a controller configured to start, at a time of activating the device, rotation of the rotary wheel and output of a signal, which instructs a turn-on timing, to the semiconductor light-emitting element, in a state in which supply of power to the semiconductor light-emitting element is stopped, and to start, thereafter, the supply of the power to the semiconductor light-emitting element, based on a predetermined condition relating to an activation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Ishizu, Toshiharu Arai
  • Patent number: 9961636
    Abstract: An electronic device system of the present invention includes a first terminal device having a first wireless communicating section which performs wireless communication and a second terminal device having a second wireless communicating section which performs wireless communication and being configured to enter a sleep mode where an operation of part of circuits of the second wireless communicating section is stopped. The first wireless communicating section of the first terminal device generates and transmits a start notification signal which is not a modulated signal wave for releasing the sleep mode of the second terminal device. The second wireless communicating section of the second terminal device in the first sleep mode receives the start notification signal transmitted from the first wireless communicating section of the first terminal device and releases the sleep mode of the second terminal device depending on the value of the electric power of the start notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shimpei Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9955764
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: a finger holding case including a plurality of walls (a bottom wall, left and right sidewalls, a rear wall, and a top wall) surrounding a finger insertion opening into which a finger having a nail to be drawn on is inserted as well as an opening exposing the nail and a finger presser to which a fluid is supplied in order prevent movement of the finger by applying pressure between the finger and the finger holding case and from which the fluid is discharged to stop applying pressure. When the finger presser is not preventing movement of the finger, one of the walls (the top wall or the bottom wall) of the finger holding case moves in order to expand a space between the finger holding case and the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Yoshigai
  • Patent number: 9958766
    Abstract: A light source unit according to an aspect of the invention includes a first semiconductor light emitting device disposed centrally and a second semiconductor light emitting device disposed outwards of the first semiconductor light emitting device, the first and second semiconductor light emitting devices emitting lights, and a first collimator lens disposed centrally and a second collimator lens disposed outwards of the first collimator lens, the first and second collimator lenses being disposed so as to correspond to the first and second semiconductor light emitting devices, respectively, on sides of the first and second semiconductor light emitting devices from which the lights are emitted, and a degree at which the light of the first semiconductor light emitting device is collected onto an illuminated surface differs from a degree at which the light of the second semiconductor light emitting device is collected onto the illuminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chihaya Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9961214
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image shooting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a transmission unit, and a processor that is configured to acquire an image captured by the imaging unit to generate a shot image and control the transmission unit to transmit, to an information acquiring apparatus, (i) the shot image, and (ii) instruction information for instructing the information acquiring apparatus to acquire supplementary information, with a shooting instruction. The supplementary information is information which is acquired by a sensor of the information acquiring apparatus and which is to be added to the transmitted shot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9952561
    Abstract: A radio timepiece, including: a satellite radio wave receiver; a ground wave receiver; a memory; and a controller, wherein the controller performs area determination operation of determining whether a current position is located within a geographical range where the ground wave receiver is capable of acquiring notice information regarding implementation/non-implementation of the leap second adjustment, when the controller determines that the current position is located within the geographical range, the controller controls the ground wave receiver to acquire the notice information, the controller determines, with the notice information, whether the leap second adjustment is scheduled to be implemented at an implementation candidate timing of the leap second adjustment, and when the controller determines that the leap second adjustment is scheduled to be implemented, the controller changes the leap second correction information at or after the implementation candidate timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sekitsuka, Takeshi Matsue
  • Patent number: 9955418
    Abstract: A central transmits, to a peripheral connected with the central, re-connection information indicating a timing of a re-connection after a disconnection. Subsequently, the central executes a connection discontinuing process based on the re-connection information. In addition, the central controls power supply for wireless communication at a timing determined based on the re-connection information. Thereafter, the central executes a re-connection process with the peripheral based on the re-connection information shared therewith prior to the disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taisuke Koroku, Masao Sambongi, Satoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9952560
    Abstract: A switch device including a case which is provided with a through hole and has a built-in module, a cylindrical member which is attached to the through hole of the case and whose inner end portion protrudes inside the case and is held in the module and outer end portion protrudes outside the case, and an operation member including a shaft section which is arranged inside the cylindrical member in a manner to be slidable in an axial direction of the cylindrical member so as to operate the module and a head section which is provided on an outer end portion of the shaft section and covers and slidably holds the outer end portion of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9953078
    Abstract: An emotion estimator of a dialogue control device estimates a dialogue partner's emotion based on the dialogue partner's facial expression or voice prosody. A dialogue controller controls the dialogue with the dialogue partner using a topic selected based on whether the emotion estimated by the emotion estimator is good or bad. Specifically, the dialogue controller controls the dialogue with the dialogue partner based on a topic map created by a topic mapper and including a topic that the dialogue partner likes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9943155
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object receiver into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail to be drawn, an object holder that is configured to hold the object inserted into the object receiver and processor. The processor is configured to adjust a holding level by the object holder on the basis of a size of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Hori
  • Patent number: 9943154
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit that forms a nail design on a nail of an object by performing a plurality of processes and a processor that extracts a feature value of the object and controls the drawing unit. The processor acquires information on a performed process with respect to the nail of one object, whose nail is provided to be formed with the nail design, based on process management information in which the feature value with respect to each of a plurality of the objects and an information on the performed process with respect to the nail of each of the plurality of the objects are registered in association with each other and the feature value with respect to the one object, and determines a specific process to be performed to the nail of the one object, and causes the drawing unit to perform the specific process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Teshima, Kouichi Nakagome
  • Patent number: 9946346
    Abstract: A notification control apparatus is provided with a moving image acquisition unit 41 that acquires a moving image, an identification unit 44 that identifies a frame according to forwarding operation, out of a plurality of frames constituting the moving image, a determination unit 46 that determines whether or not the identified frame is a predetermined frame, and a notification control unit 49 that notifies determination result by the determination unit 46.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawamura, Kouichi Nakagome, Tomohiko Murakami
  • Patent number: 9948862
    Abstract: In the present invention, a control section distinctly displays, as indexes for indicating that data (image) switching can be performed from a starting point that is the arrayed position of data selected as a display target from among a plurality of data arrayed in virtual and multiple dimensions based on plural types of imaging parameters, information regarding the array status of the plurality of data on a display section, in association with plural directions in which data switching can be performed. As a result of this configuration, when instructing to perform data switching in a direction arbitrarily selected from among a plurality of data switching directions, the user can instruct to perform data switching while visually checking information regarding the array status of data for each data switching direction. That is, by this configuration, data in each data switching direction becomes more recognizable visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 9940699
    Abstract: A projection conversion coefficient acquirer of an image processing apparatus acquires the same number of projection conversion coefficients, which are coefficients for doing projection conversion of an image, as the number of a plurality of reference points at differing positions in the image. A post-projection-conversion image acquirer does projection conversion on the image through each of the projection conversion coefficients, of which there are the same number as the number of the plurality of reference points acquired by the projection conversion coefficient acquirer, and acquires a plurality of post-projection-conversion images from the image, the number of the post-projection-conversion images being the same as the number of reference points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9940096
    Abstract: To perform information output suitable for the state of a user. A mobile terminal 1 includes an input unit 17, an output unit 18, a response generation unit 53, a position monitoring unit 52, and an output control unit 54. The input unit 17 receives voice input. The output unit 18 displays information, or outputs information by a method other than screen display. The position monitoring unit 52 detects the position of the mobile terminal 1 at the time of the voice input to the input unit 17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huminobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9942942
    Abstract: A wireless communication method of one wireless communication device which performs wireless communication with another wireless communication device, including displaying identification information of said another wireless communication device; notifying identification information of the wireless communication device, to said another wireless communication device by near field communication; receiving the identification information of said another wireless communication device updated by said another wireless communication device, from said another wireless communication device; and updating the identification information of said another wireless communication device to be displayed in the displaying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Takaomi Yonekura
  • Patent number: 9939789
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a communicator that receives a standard time from an external apparatus, a manipulation receiver that receives a time correction action from a user, and a controller that performs a timing processing for clocking time and a time correction processing for correcting the time clocked by the timing processing, on the basis of the standard time received by the communicator, or on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver. The controller changes processing contents of the time correction processing until a prescribed time interval has elapsed, when the time clocked by the timing processing is corrected on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Morohoshi, Hirohisa Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9939456
    Abstract: In an exercise support device of the present invention, acceleration signals in three axis directions including vertical, longitudinal, and lateral directions corresponding to the motion of a user performing exercise of cyclically moving feet are obtained, and a first maximum value in one cycle of a foot movement in the vertical acceleration signal is obtained. Subsequently, a search is made for first and second change points related to foot landing and takeoff motions in a composite acceleration signal obtained by combining acceleration signals in at least two axis directions, in forward and backward directions of the time point of a second maximum value of the composite acceleration signal, within the cycle. Then, a time period between the first and second change points is obtained as a change point interval, and a foot landing period while exercising is calculated based on the first maximum value and the change point interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9942065
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a wireless communication unit and a processor. The wireless communication unit connects to relays for wireless communication and transmits and receives communication data via the relays by wireless communication. The processor determines a second relay different from a first relay currently connected to the wireless communication unit and a timing of connection to the second relay based on a predetermined connection standard. When setting are provided for switching destination to the second relay at the timing of connection, the processor instructs the wireless communication unit to send information on the second relay and information at the timing of connection to other predetermined wireless communication device. The processor instructs the wireless communication unit to switch the destination to the second relay at the timing of connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9936374
    Abstract: In CE4, a communication terminal transmits data including a latency_off value “1”. After receiving the data, an environment information measuring apparatus transmits data since a latency counter value is “0”. The latency counter value becomes “2” and a latency_off counter value becomes “1”. In CE5, the communication terminal transmits data including a latency_off value “0”. Since each of the latency counter value and the latency_off counter value is not “0”, the environment information measuring apparatus does not receive the data from the communication terminal. The latency counter value becomes “1” and the latency_off counter value becomes “0”. In CE6, since the latency_off counter value is “0”, the environment information measuring apparatus receives the data from the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomida, Toshihiro Takahashi, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: D817192
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO KEISANKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Syoubayashi
  • Patent number: D817193
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Keisanki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Kojima
  • Patent number: D820117
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO KEISANKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayasu Akagi, Hideki Watanabe