Casio Patents Granted

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

  • Patent number: 10074044
    Abstract: A printing device printing on a non-transitory recording medium with a print head, comprising the following: an input receiver receiving input of a character string including multiple characters; a print data transmitter sending to the print head individually inverted characters of one or more characters included in the character string of which the input is received; and a printer printing with the print head the inverted characters received by the print head such that the inverted characters are arranged closer to a leading end in a transfer direction of the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Oyakawa
  • Patent number: 10075631
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus which can take shots sequentially by self-timer. The imaging apparatus, in response to input of a user's start operation to perform self-timer shooting, plays back a first voice file including a voice of a predetermined playback time period one time, the first voice file including a voice providing guidance to prepare for shooting, determines whether the first voice file has been played back to completion one time, and performs shooting one time when it is determined that the first voice file has been played back to completion one time, without performing a time-check function. The imaging apparatus repeats playback of the first voice file and performs shooting a predetermined number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Iijima, Junichi Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 10065431
    Abstract: A system for forming a structure on a print medium 1 includes: a print unit (print device) 10 for printing an electromagnetic wave-heat conversion layer for converting electromagnetic waves into heat, on a medium including an expansion layer that expands by heating; an expansion unit (expansion device) 20 aligned laterally with the print unit 10, for expanding the expansion layer by irradiating the medium with electromagnetic waves; and a top plate 30 covering the print unit 10 and the expansion unit 20 from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi Ushigome, Satoshi Kurosawa, Junichi Ono
  • Patent number: 10061498
    Abstract: A graph display device includes an expression input unit, a graph display control unit, first and second display control units and a coefficient changed graph display control unit. The expression input unit recognizes a functional expression. The graph display control unit displays a graph corresponding to the recognized functional expression in a display part. The first display control unit displays a first user interface object for changing a numeric value set to a variable when a coefficient in the functional expression is the variable. The second display control unit displays a second user interface object for changing a numeric value as a constant when a coefficient in the functional expression is the constant. The coefficient changed graph display control unit displays a graph corresponding to the functional expression in which a numeric value changed by the first or second user interface object is set as a coefficient value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Endo
  • Patent number: 10062368
    Abstract: A chord judging method performed by a processor to judge chords of a musical piece, in which the processor estimates plural chord candidates of each of plural parts specified in the musical piece; calculates connection costs, each of which is defined between the chord candidates of adjacent parts of the musical piece; obtains total sums of the connection costs between the chord candidates along plural routes through the musical piece; and selects a route from among the plural routes, which route shows a less total sum of the connection costs of the chord candidates, thereby outputting an appropriate chord candidate of each of the parts along the found route of the musical piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Minamitaka
  • Patent number: 10061270
    Abstract: A pointer including a pointer body made of a material sheet formed by a plurality of fiber sheets having carbon fibers arranged in one direction being laminated together with arrangement directions of the carbon fibers being varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Amano
  • Patent number: 10061506
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a touch panel and a controller. The display includes a plurality of display panels laminated on one another. The touch panel is provided on a screen of the display and accepts touch operation. The controller determines with respect to which display panel among the plurality of display panels the touch operation is carried out, and carries out a process corresponding to operation content of the touch operation on the determined display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minami, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo, Itsuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10063772
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus sends an image to an external apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes a communication control unit, and a processing unit. The communication control unit, when an image is photographed by an image capture unit, controls the first communication unit to automatically send the photographed image to an external apparatus, and the communication control unit, controls the first communication unit to manually send the photographed image which is stored and is selected by a user to an external apparatus. The processing unit, when sending an image to an external apparatus, processes an image sent based on whether sending the image is the automatic sending or the manual sending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nara, Jun Hosoda, Yuji Kuriyama, Yoshinori Tomidokoro, Toshiya Kiso, Takuya Yamada, Daisuke Otani
  • Patent number: 10061741
    Abstract: A graph display apparatus includes a display unit and a processor. The display unit includes a display screen. The processor performs following processes of: determining an expression as a graph display object according to positions on the display screen, the positions being designated by a user; generating an operation receiver for changing a numerical value of a coefficient included in the determined expression, according to an operation of the user; displaying the graph of the determined expression and the generated operation receiver on the display screen; and changing the graph displayed on the display screen, according to the operation of the user on the displayed operation receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Karoji
  • Patent number: 10061737
    Abstract: A double buffer (four pages×2 system) constituted by a DSP program buffer (D-RAM) and a prefetch program buffer (D-RAM) is provided, and burst access is performed collectively for four samplings from the prefetch program buffer (D-RAM). When this burst access is performed, a decline in performance caused by latency that occurs each time an external memory (DDR-SDRAM) is accessed is avoided by accessing with sequential addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Goro Sakata
  • Patent number: 10057554
    Abstract: A projection control device comprises a projection control unit, an image acquisition unit, and a corresponding determination unit. The projection control unit outputs a synthesis pattern light to a screen. The synthesis pattern light comprises plurality of pattern light including light area of different wave range from each other. The image acquisition unit acquires a captured image includes the synthesis pattern light which has been outputted to the screen, wherein the captured image is captured by an image capture unit. The corresponding determination unit determines a relationship between projection pixels of the projector and pixels of the captured image of the image capture unit, on the basis of the synthesis pattern light on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Narikawa, Toru Takahama
  • Patent number: 10056516
    Abstract: A solar panel of the present invention includes a plurality of solar cells arranged in a substantially circular shape, and a plurality of connection sections which are provided near a center portion where the plurality of solar cells are all close to each other, and electrically connect the plurality of solar cells. Therefore, the plurality of connection sections can be centrally placed near the center portion where the plurality of solar cells are all close to each other. As a result, a decrease in the light-receiving area due to the plurality of connection sections can be reduced, and fluctuations in the light-receiving area due to pointers moving over the solar cells can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Saito
  • Patent number: 10055844
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, the apparatus including a memory configured to memorize the captured image; and a processor configured to process the memorized image memorized in the memory. The processor is configured to perform a highlighting process which includes separating the captured image into the brightness component and a color information component; separating the brightness component into a base component and a detail component; highlighting the separated brightness component; and adding a region to be diagnosed in the captured image to the highlighted brightness component while a specified color of the region to be diagnosed is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hamada, Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Masaru Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sato
  • Patent number: 10057476
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus is provided with an image capture unit and a communication unit, and is configured to: perform automatic transmission for automatically transmitting an image photographed with the image capture unit to an external device through the communication unit; switch and control a first functional mode for enabling a photography function, and a second functional mode for disabling the photography function and enabling a communication function in relation to image transmission; in a case in which an image is photographed in the first functional mode, record the photographed image as a transmission target image that is targeted for the automatic transmission; and even if the transmission target image is recorded, control the communication unit not to start automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device during the first functional mode, and control the communication unit to start automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device duri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tanaka, Taku Koreki, Takashi Onoda, Ai Nakajima, Genki Kumazaki
  • Patent number: 10054910
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a timer unit, a timepiece-side communication unit, a timepiece-side daylight saving time information storage unit and a processor. The timer unit counts local time at a current position. The timepiece-side communication unit communicates with an external device. The timepiece-side daylight saving time information storage unit stores daylight saving time implementation information therein at least at the current position. The processor corrects the local time in correspondence to an implementation situation of daylight saving time at the current position, based on the daylight saving time implementation information, acquires update information of the daylight saving time implementation information from the external device through the timepiece-side communication unit and reflects the acquired update information in the daylight saving time implementation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Nagareda
  • Patent number: 10057495
    Abstract: In a display device including a camera section and a monitor, imaging range information indicating an imaging range for the imaging device is acquired. Subsequently, a display target area corresponding to the imaging range indicated by the imaging range information is set in an image captured by the camera section. Then, a partial image in the display target area in the image captured by the camera section is displayed on the monitor. As a result, live view display can be achieved without causing the imaging device to capture a photographic subject at a predetermined frame rate and transmit the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10057962
    Abstract: A photointerrupter includes a light emitter and a light receiver integrally formed with each other. The light emitter includes at least two light sources and emits light. At least one of the at least two light sources are individually tunable in light intensity. The light receiver receives the light from the light emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masami Yuyama
  • Patent number: 10048087
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus including: a first sensor which continuously acquires a vertical direction acceleration generated in accordance with a traveling movement of a user, a second sensor which continuously acquires a travel direction acceleration generated in accordance with the traveling movement, a first determination unit which determines, based on a continuous change of the vertical direction acceleration and the travel direction acceleration, a plurality of landing points of time each being a point of time when a foot of the user lands, and a first acquiring unit which acquires, based on the plurality of landing points of time, a period required for one step of the user in the traveling movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Ryohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10048326
    Abstract: An electronic device equipped with a magnetic sensor which detects a magnetic field around the electronic device, a connector connection section to connect to a magnetic connector including a magnet which is positioned on one end side of a connection cable, and a CPU, in which the CPU controls to stop a measuring operation in the magnetic sensor when judged that the connector connection section is connected to the magnetic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Nomura
  • Patent number: 10046572
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10044998
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a projection mode designation unit configured to designate one of a plurality of projection modes which designate at least one of a brightness and a color of the image which is projected by the projection unit; and a projection control unit configured to determine, based on the color information of the projection target surface acquired by the projection surface information acquisition unit and the projection mode designated by the projection mode designation unit, a gray scale range of each of colors constituting the image which is projected by the projection unit, and configured to cause the projection unit to project the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihide Takasu, Toru Takahama, Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 10043299
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a spatial and temporal clipping standards, and a spatial and temporal combining standards are prepared. The image processing apparatus is provided with a CPU that is configured to clip plural moving images from one moving image in accordance with a spatial and/or temporal clipping standard, and combine spatially or temporally the clipped moving images with each other in accordance with a spatial and/or temporal combining standard, thereby generating a new moving image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouichi Saitou
  • Patent number: 10042239
    Abstract: Provided is a cooling device including: a fixing member including a holding part to hold a heat-generation member; a body; and a protrusion extending from the body; and an internal case configured to store the fixing member, the internal case having a hole at a position where the fixing member is disposed, through which the protrusion passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10042816
    Abstract: A table generating apparatus includes a display unit and a processor which performs the following processes of: receiving an input of a function expression; receiving an input for setting a table range; generating a table representing a relation between a plurality of values in the range and their corresponding values determined by the function expression based on the table range, displaying the generated table on the display unit; receiving an input of an additional value while the table is displayed; adding the received additional value and its corresponding value determined by the function expression to the displayed table; and expanding the table by adding values obtained by subsequently changing the additional value and their corresponding values determined by the function expression to the displayed table, after the table addition function adds the additional value and its corresponding value to the table, each time an operation input is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Akae, Saburo Kamitani
  • Patent number: 10044822
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to perform operations including acquiring device IDs and calculation data items from a plurality of calculation devices, respectively, each device ID and each calculation data item being in association with each other. In a case where a group ID stored in the memory is selected, transmitting names data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs and the acquired calculation data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs, in association with the group ID to a server, and receiving an integrated data item being obtained based on the names data items and the acquired calculation data items associated with the group ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Akae
  • Patent number: 10041795
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a magnetic sensor which detects a magnetic field around the electronic device and outputs magnetic data in accordance with the magnetic field detected by the magnetic sensor, a position acquiring section which acquires position information regarding a geographic position of the electronic device, and a processing unit. The processing unit acquires, from the position acquiring section, specific position information for a specific position of the electronic device when an output vector of the magnetic data is oriented to a magnetic pole direction of the earth, derives a geomagnetic vector at the specific position based on the specific position information, and acquires an offset value based on a comparison between the geomagnetic vector and the output vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sekitsuka
  • Patent number: 10042811
    Abstract: An expression processing device of the present invention includes an input unit, a display and a processor. The processor is configured to perform following processes: inputting an expression in response to a user's operation on the input unit; detecting a plurality of variables included in the expression input by the input unit, among the plurality of variables which are usable in expressions; and outputting the input expression and variable values associated with the detected variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Yoshizawa, Manato Ono, Saburo Kamitani
  • Patent number: 10043506
    Abstract: An electronic percussion instrument to control generated sound in accordance with operation to the striking surface includes: a first sensor configured to detect a slapping operation on the striking surface; a second sensor configured to detect a contact operation to the striking surface; and a processor configured to control sound generated in response to detection of a slapping operation by the first sensor in accordance with a place of a contact operation to the striking surface detected by the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Soda
  • Patent number: 10040300
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a movement detector that detects a direction of movement of the printing apparatus relative to the printing medium, a printing unit that prints an image on the printing medium, and a processor. In a case where the movement of the printing apparatus in a first direction relative to the printing medium is detected by the movement detector, the processor causes the printing unit to print the image of a print subject on the printing medium; and after causing the printing unit to print the image of the print subject on the printing medium, in a case where the movement of the printing apparatus in a second direction differing from the first direction relative to the printing medium is detected by the movement detector, the processor executes a process indicating an occurrence of a printing error in printing of the image of the print subject on the printing medium by the printing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10042057
    Abstract: The information processing device 1 includes an acceleration acquisition unit, a vertical direction estimation unit, and a traveling direction estimation unit. The acceleration acquisition unit acquires acceleration occurring by the movement of the user. The vertical direction estimation unit estimates a first vertical direction based on the acceleration acquired by the acceleration acquisition unit. The traveling direction estimation unit estimates a first traveling direction (first traveling direction vector) corresponding to the first vertical direction (first vertical direction vector) estimated by the vertical direction estimation unit. The traveling direction estimation unit estimates a second traveling direction (second traveling direction vector) by shifting the first traveling direction based on the vertical direction as reference and the vertical direction (second vertical direction vector) estimated after the reference vertical direction by the vertical direction estimation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu Manabe
  • Patent number: 10038812
    Abstract: In a digital camera, burst continuous shooting of continuously capturing a predetermined number of images by an imaging section and retaining and updating them as required is performed. When an instruction to display a live view image is provided, a live view image is generated from frame images acquired by the burst continuous shooting, and transmitted to a remote control device. In the remote control device, when a shutter operation using a touch sensor or a mechanical shutter operation is performed by an operation section, a photographing request is transmitted to the digital camera. In the digital camera, when this request is accepted, whether a live view image has been transmitted is judged. When it has been transmitted, a frame image serving as a source of the live view image at the timing of the shutter operation is extracted, and stored in a recording medium as a processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeharu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10037759
    Abstract: A voice processing device includes: an acquirer which acquires feature quantities of vowel sections included in voice data; a classifier which classifies, among the acquired feature quantities, feature quantities corresponding to a plurality of same vowels into a plurality of clusters for respective vowels with unsupervised classification; and a determiner which determines a combination of clusters corresponding to the same speaker from clusters classified for the plurality of vowels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Ide
  • Patent number: 10039196
    Abstract: A portable device of the present invention includes an exterior member of which an inside is hollow, a plurality of support parts provided in the inside of the exterior member so as to stand up in a direction perpendicular to a front or back surface of the exterior member, a plurality of buffer members provided around each of the plurality of support parts, and an inner member kept in the inside of the exterior member in parallel with the front or back surface of the exterior member without being in contact with the exterior member by the plurality of buffer members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromasu Meguro, Yasunori Chiba, Shinya Okumura
  • Patent number: 10036478
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and an internal pressure regulator valve. The internal pressure regulator valve includes a valve body of flexible material. The valve body has a valve hole and a hollow. The hollow is continuous with the valve hole and opens into the housing. Through the valve hole, gas is released to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Katsuda, Hiroki Nishiyama, Akihisa Ohmura, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10032482
    Abstract: A CPU extracts still images from image files recorded at predetermined time intervals among still images and moving images arbitrarily recorded in a predetermined period such as one day, and generates a time-lapse moving image by taking these extracted images as frames. That is, in addition to still images, even when a moving image file is recorded at timing corresponding to a predetermined time interval, a frame at the timing corresponding to the predetermined time interval in the moving image file is extracted, and adopted as a frame of a time-lapse moving image to be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10029477
    Abstract: A nail printing apparatus is provided, which does not require a user to manipulate button operation to set user's finger or user's toe or start an image drawing operation. The apparatus provided with an image drawing unit for drawing an image on a nail of a finger or a nail of a toe and an elevation mechanism having a placing unit on which the finger or the toe is placed. The elevation mechanism moves the placing unit from a stand-by position up to an image drawing position. When the placing unit is at the stand-by position, the user can insert user's finger or user's toe into or remove user's finger or user's toe from the apparatus. When at the image drawing position, the image drawing unit can draw an image on the nail of the finger. An elevation controlling unit controls the operation of the elevation mechanism in response to an operation of the finger or the toe placed on the placing unit, pressing the same downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10029486
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10031488
    Abstract: A radio wave receiver includes a radio wave reception processor which receives radio waves and obtains signals transmitted from positioning satellites from the received radio waves; and a processor which sets reception start timing of the radio waves by the radio wave reception processor and controls the radio wave reception processor to start reception. The processor sets the reception start timing so that following reception conditions are satisfied: (i) a total power consumption amount of a power amount necessary for positioning and a power amount according to an obtaining upper limit time from start timing of a positioning operation by the radio wave reception processor to when the radio wave reception processor obtains signals necessary for computing a present position and the positioning operation is equal to or less than a predetermined upper limit power consumption amount, and (ii) the obtaining upper limit time is equal to or more than a predetermined reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Oshita
  • Patent number: 10027890
    Abstract: A motion detector calculates a camera shake matrix H(t) applied for a coordinate conversion for a camera shake correction. At this time, the motion detector calculates a motion vector (MV) for each block obtained by dividing a frame, and excludes an object motion vector (MV-B) from the MV. In addition, when a camera shake matrix H_mv that represents a camera shake between the frames is not calculable based on the MV, the motion detector calculates and adjusts a camera shake matrix H_sensor that represents a camera shake in accordance with a motion of an image picker, and settles this matrix as the camera shake matrix H(t).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu Manabe
  • Patent number: 10026105
    Abstract: A display system, a display apparatus, computer-readable storage medium are described. According to one implementation, a display system includes display apparatuses placed at a plurality of designated sites and a management server. Each of the display apparatuses include a communication unit which acquires user information from a terminal apparatus and transmits the user information to the management server. The management server includes a server receiving unit which receives the user information, a user registering unit which registers the user information on the terminal apparatus, a sheet creating unit which creates a stamp rally sheet including at least one of the plurality of designated sites for the user information, and a server transmitting unit which transmits the created stamp rally sheet to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10025350
    Abstract: A wearable information device is configured to store device identifying information used for identifying the information device registered in advance, to confirm whether or not a taken image, in which an object in a direction of line of vision of a user is taken, shows the information, by image analysis based on the stored device identifying information, and to notify the information device of a result of the confirmation. The information device is configured to execute a predetermined function on the basis of the result of the confirmation of the information device notified from the wearable information device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Minami, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo, Itsuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10027878
    Abstract: A detection apparatus for detecting a subject in a digital image, including: an input and output interface to which a word for identifying the subject is input; and a processor configured to: receive the word for identifying the subject from the input and output interface; determine an attribute that is specified by the word for identifying the subject, the attribute being at least one of name, color, shape, size, and position; select a method of detection in accordance with the determined attribute; apply the selected method of detection to the digital image to detect the subject in the digital image; and output a result of the detection of the subject so as to cause a prescribed action to be performed with respect to the detected subject in the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kanako Nakano, Jun Muraki, Shohei Sakamoto, Hideaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10025349
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic device including a situation detecting unit for detecting the present situation of a user, an acquiring unit for acquiring previously stored information on life log of the user, a situation determining unit for determining whether or not the present situation of the user conforms to a behavior pattern based on the life log information, a device setting unit for setting the function of the electronic device in accordance with the behavior pattern in the case that the situation determining unit determines that the present situation of the user conforms to the behavior pattern based on the life log information, and a life log information detecting unit for detecting life log information in the case that the situation determining unit determines that the present situation of the user does not conform to the behavior pattern based on the life log information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Kita
  • Patent number: 10022984
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus including a drawing unit that detachably holds a drawing tool that performs a drawing on an object and a drawing tool standby unit for causing at least one spare drawing tool to stand by. In a state where a first drawing tool is caused to be held in the drawing unit and a second drawing tool is caused to be held in the drawing tool standby unit, the drawing unit is controlled to perform a drawing within a first region of the object by using the first drawing tool and, when a first undrawn area occurred within the first region, the first undrawn area being an area where the first drawing tool was not performed correctly, the first drawing tool held is caused to be replaced with the second drawing tool; and the drawing unit is caused to perform a drawing in the undrawn area by using the second drawing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Irie
  • Patent number: 10026207
    Abstract: An image display device including a display unit and a computing device that is operable to function as units including a clipping unit which clips an image of one portion from a fisheye image captured by using a fisheye lens as a clipping target area, a correcting unit which corrects distortion of the image clipped by the clipping unit, a specifying unit which specifies a vertical direction of a corrected image acquired by the correcting unit, based on orientation information when the fisheye image is captured, and a display control unit which controls the corrected image to be displayed on the display unit based on the vertical direction specified by the specifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toru Nakakusu
  • Patent number: 10026018
    Abstract: A medical image classification system includes an acceptance apparatus, a medical image acquisition apparatus, and a medical image classification apparatus. The acceptance apparatus includes an acceptor that accepts the input of patient identification information and medium identification information, and a first storage that stores first association information. The medical image acquisition apparatus includes an identification information acquirer, an image acquirer that acquires a medical image for diagnosing a patient, and a second storage that stores second association information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeki Mineo
  • Patent number: 10027922
    Abstract: A control section of an imaging apparatus sets a specific scene in advance, sequentially stores images continuously captured by an imaging section in a storage section, specifies images corresponding to the set specific scene from among the plurality of images stored in the storage section when a predetermined motion of the user is detected during the storing operation, and displays the specified images corresponding to the specific scene on a display section while continuing the storing operation. The control section controls when to start playback of an image of a segment corresponding to the specific scene based on whether or not the image of the segment corresponding to the specific scene is completely stored before a timing of detection of the predetermined motion of the user during the storing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Matsuda, Jun Muraki, Kanako Nakano, Shohei Sakamoto
  • 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
  • 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