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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180220286
    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: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180215172
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a print head configured to perform printing on a print medium line by line based on print data, a drive motor configured to convey the print medium in accordance with printing of the print data on the print medium, a processor, and a width detecting unit configured to detect a width information of the print medium. In a case where printing is restarted after printing on the print medium by the print head is paused, the processor controls a rotation direction of the drive motor to be a reverse direction opposite to a direction before the pause of the printing and determines a rotation amount of the reverse rotation according to the width information of the print medium detected by the width detecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo OZAWA
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180213581
    Abstract: A first communication apparatus includes a processor, and a memory storing instructions. The instructions causes the processor to: transmit first connection request information, which includes information of a network address of the first communication apparatus, information of a code indicative of communication with a second communication apparatus, and information of a port number for the communication, to one or more apparatuses being connected to a network which the first communication apparatus is connected to; receive second connection request information which is information that the second communication apparatus transmits to the network address in response to reception of the first connection request information; and establish a connection to the second communication apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo NIMURA, Takehiko KII
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180204388
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a control method of a figure drawing apparatus including a processor, the control method performed by the processor including a process in which, when drawing one or more arbitrary shapes formed by connecting a plurality of points included in a plane to be drawn and thereby drawing the plane to be drawn within a drawing area of a display screen of a display device, if a predetermined first combination of two or more points of the plurality of points of one arbitrary shape among the one or more arbitrary shapes is not located within the drawing area, the one arbitrary shape is not drawn within the drawing area of the display screen by the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu TANAKA, Kentaro OKUMA
  • Publication number: 20180203420
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MOROHOSHI, Hirohisa MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180204389
    Abstract: According one embodiment, there is provided a drawing method, that comprises: when at least part of a first surface and at least part of a second surface are practically congruent to each other in a three-dimensional coordinate system, assigning each of a first drawing pattern related to the first surface and a second drawing pattern related to the second surface to any one of more than one unit drawing area forming the at least part of the first surface or the at least part of the second surface, drawing the more than one unit drawing area by using the first drawing pattern and the second drawing pattern each assigned to any one of the more than one unit drawing area, and thereby drawing the at least part of the first surface or the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20180203821
    Abstract: A calculator includes: a plurality of numeric keys; a plurality of operation keys; a delimiter key; a memory; and a processor, wherein said processor is configured to: when a first numerical data having at least a first integer, a delimiter, and a second integer arranged in that order has been received, upon receiving a prescribed operation of one of said plurality of operation keys, registers said first integer in said memory as a first operand, and registers said second integer in said memory as a second operand; and registers in said memory a target-operand that has been inputted via an operation or operations of at least one of said plurality of numeric keys, and performs a prescribed arithmetic operation on said target-operand registered in said memory using a plurality of registered operands that include the registered first and second operands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori YOSHIKAWA, Hiroaki YOSHIZAWA
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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