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: 10097385
    Abstract: A satellite radio signal receiver includes a receiving section which receives radio signals from satellites and demodulates the signals to identify bits of the demodulated signals as received bits; and a processor. The processor compares each received bit of the satellites with estimated bits which are estimated to be received within a possible deviation range from a current date and time acquired as a reception timing of the received bit to obtain comparison result information between the received bits and the estimated bits in relation to deviations within the possible deviation range with respect to each of the satellites, integrates the comparison result information on the received bits of the satellites, specifies a deviation that satisfies a match condition of the received bits and the estimated bits based on the integrated comparison result information, and acquires date and time information based on the deviation that satisfies the match condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Abe, Takeshi Matsue
  • Patent number: 10095919
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a storage medium are shown. According to one implementation, the image processing apparatus includes the following. A detecting unit detects a subject in a moving image. A clipping unit clips a region corresponding to the subject detected by the detecting unit from each frame image composing the moving image. A setting unit sets a planned clipping region to be newly clipped by the clipping unit based on at least one of a position and a size of a region corresponding to the subject already clipped by the clipping unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Ishihara, Kei Ideguchi
  • Patent number: 10097723
    Abstract: The book page turning operation of an automatic page turning apparatus is controlled by a tablet. Every time the automatic page turning apparatus completes a page turning operation, the tablet photographs the page and stores its image. During this processing, the tablet stops the series of page turning operations of the automatic page turning apparatus every time a sequential page-turning count m reaches a preset interruption page count M. Then, the tablet restarts the series of page turning operations in response to a photographing restart instruction from the user. As a result of this configuration, the user is freed from an operation of stopping a page turning operation during image photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Naoaki Misaki
  • Publication number: 20180288302
    Abstract: A position coordinates setter sets position coordinates being coordinates of an image region of an LED in an image. An image region determiner determines whether or not an image region having a predetermined luminance value is present at the position coordinates. If an image region having the predetermined luminance value is not present at the position coordinates, the image region determiner determines whether or not the image region at the position coordinates is overexposed or underexposed, and the exposure controller continues setting, if the image region is overexposed, the exposure time shorter by one degree at a time until the luminance value of the image region at the position coordinates becomes the predetermined luminance value, and continues setting, if the image region is underexposed, the exposure time longer by one degree at a time until the luminance value of the image region at the position coordinates becomes the predetermined luminance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naotomo MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180288328
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor executes a program stored in a memory to perform operations including acquiring a moving image, calculating a similarity between the moving image and a candidate image which is to be synthesized temporally or spatially before or after the moving image, specifying a representative image from the moving image based on the calculation result, and generating a single image by combining the specified representative image and an image which includes the candidate image and which is different from the moving image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180285672
    Abstract: The present invention is to reduce the time required to detect an object after completion of the rotation of a head or a body of a robot. A robot 100 includes a camera 111, and a control unit 127 which determines an overlapping area between a first image captured with the camera 111 at first timing and a second image captured with the camera 111 at second timing later than the first timing to detect an object included in an area of the second image other than the determined overlapping area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi YAMAYA, Kouichi NAKAGOME, Keisuke SHIMADA
  • Publication number: 20180286432
    Abstract: A robot determines whether a voice is a voice emanated directly from an actual person or is a voice output from a speaker of an electronic device. A controller of a robot detects a voice by means of microphones, determines whether or not a voice generating source of the detected voice is a specific voice generating source, and controls, based on a result of the determination, the robot by means of a neck joint and a chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke SHIMADA, Kouichi NAKAGOME, Takashi YAMAYA
  • Publication number: 20180283881
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor executes a program stored in the memory to perform operations including: acquiring position information of a user; specifying a movement state of the user; and determining appropriateness/inappropriateness of the acquired position information using a determination program according to the movement state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180288609
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus according to the present embodiment includes a voice input unit configured to detect a signal from a user. In a case where the voice input unit detects a signal from the user and as a detection result of the signal from the user, it is determined that there is a signal from the user, the mobile apparatus performs sound source localization and specifies a location or direction in which the detected signal from the user is given. In a case where it is determined that the mobile apparatus is not able to move to the location where the signal from the user is given, a voice output unit configured to output a voice signal, a driving unit configured to move the mobile apparatus, and a light emitting unit configured to emit light performs predetermined control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaya, Kouichi Nakagome, Keisuke Shimada
  • Publication number: 20180288572
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The processor executes a program stored in the memory to perform operations including: acquiring a series of position information of a user; detecting whether or not a loss part, in which position information corresponding to a predetermined time or a predetermined number of times of measurement is lost, is present in the series of position information acquired; and specifying the detected loss part in a case where the loss part is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180279942
    Abstract: A medical imaging device changes a state between a first capturing state for capturing a lesion in a regular capturing state and a second capturing state for capturing a lesion in a capturing state that is different from the regular capturing state and captures an image for assisting in diagnosis of the lesion. The medical imaging device includes an imaging device body that includes a first light source, a second light source, an imaging element, a set of lenses that are situated on an optical axis that connects the imaging element and an object, uses at least the first light source as a light source that emits light to the object in the first capturing state, and uses at least the second light source as a light source that emits light to the object in the second capturing state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu HOUJOU, Jumpei ISHIBASHI, Katsuyuki MATSUO, Nobuhiro AOKI
  • Patent number: 10086309
    Abstract: A flight device includes at least one propelling unit and a controller unit for flying in the air, and the flight device is thrown by a user. The controller unit drives the propelling unit after throwing is performed by the user, such that the flight device flies based on a state of the flight device at a moment when the throwing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Yamada, Takahiro Mizushina, Hideaki Matsuda, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10085692
    Abstract: An exercise support device includes: a display section which has a display area where a first object as a virtual mobile object and a second object corresponding to a user are displayed; and a control section which controls display positions of the first object and the second object in the display area. The control section, while the user is moving from a first point to a second point, controls such that the display position of the first object is set to a position corresponding to a first movement distance based on a set target pace and an elapsed time after the user starts movement; and that the display position of the second object is set to a position corresponding to a second movement distance that the user moves from the first point in the elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Ura
  • Patent number: 10089735
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus of diagnosing a cutaneous lesion using a cutaneous image, comprising the steps of: (a) obtaining a first detail image made by performing a first component separation filter on a brightness component of the cutaneous image; (b) obtaining a second detail image made by performing a second component separation filter on the brightness component of the cutaneous image, the second component separation filter having properties different from those of the first component separation filter; (c) generating a third detail image based on the first detail image and the second detail image; (d) newly generating a third base image based on the third detail image; and (e) combining the third detail image with the third base image to restore a brightness component and generate a highlighted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10088575
    Abstract: Provided is a positioning system including: a storage apparatus configured to store orbit information indicating the position of a positioning satellite; and a positioning apparatus configured to perform a positioning process based on the orbit information, wherein the positioning apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire state-related information related to the state of the positioning apparatus, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to the storage apparatus, the state-related information acquired by the acquisition unit, and the storage apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive the state-related information transmitted from the transmission unit, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust the content of the orbit information to be transmitted to the positioning apparatus, based on the state-related information received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Shingyoji
  • Publication number: 20180275497
    Abstract: A light source system according to an aspect of the invention comprises a light source unit, an optical path switching device configured to selectively switch a direction of light from the light source unit between a plurality of directions, and a heat dissipating unit positioned in one of the plurality of directions and isolated from the optical path switching device via a light transmitting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshifumi KASE
  • Publication number: 20180275608
    Abstract: A switch device including a case provided with a through hole, an operation member including a shaft section which is inserted into the through hole of the case and a head section which is provided on an outer end portion of the shaft section and arranged outside the case, an elastic body which is arranged between outer surface of the case and inner surface of the head section of the operation member opposing the outer surface of the case, and forces the head section outward from the case by an elastic force of a material of the elastic body, and a slipping section which provides slipperiness in a rotational direction to the elastic body and the head section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsumi ICHIMURA, Hajime IGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20180275614
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes indicators, an operation receiving unit, a timing unit and a processor. The operation receiving unit receives an operation performed by a user. The timing unit counts a date and time at present. The processor carries out operation control of the indicators and obtains a local time setting based on a time difference between a predetermined standard time and a local time at a target position. The processor makes at least apart of the indicators display the local time in accordance with the operation received by the operation receiving unit and obtains the local time setting based on a difference between the displayed local time and the date and time counted by the timing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaomi YONEKURA, Tadashi KOJIMA, Takayasu AKAGI, Shinji SAITO, Hirofumi NAGAREDA, Hirohisa MARUYAMA, Junichi IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20180274938
    Abstract: A movement analyzer includes a position information acquiring device, a memory, and a processor. The processor executes a program to perform operations including acquiring position information of the movement analyzer with the position information acquiring device, determining whether or not a moving state of the movement analyzer is a specific moving state, and recording the position information corresponding to the specific moving state in the memory as a path of the specific moving state when a determination result indicates that the moving state of the movement analyzer is the specific moving state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi OKADA
  • Publication number: 20180275952
    Abstract: An operation processing device comprises: an operator which is capable of operating of changing a designation position and outputs an operation value corresponding to the designation position; and a processor which determines each of a plurality of execution conditions corresponding to each of a plurality of processes according to the operation value output by the operator and controls execution of the plurality of processes on the basis of a correspondence relation between the operation value and the execution condition which is defined to be individually different in each process and controls performing of the plurality of processes on the basis of the respective determined execution conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki AIMI
  • Publication number: 20180272578
    Abstract: An expansion device, including: an irradiation unit configured to irradiate the thermally expandable sheet placed on a placing unit with light; a conveyance unit configured to reciprocably convey the irradiation unit between a first position and a second position; an exhaust fan fixed to a housing and configured to discharge air from the housing; and an air supply fan which is movable with the irradiation unit and configured to supply outside air into the housing, wherein the exhaust fan is provided at a position where air can be discharged from the second position side when the irradiation unit is returned from the first position to the second position after being moved from the second position toward the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi USHIGOME, Minoru SAITO
  • Publication number: 20180275666
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile apparatus that returns to a charger to be charged, the apparatus comprises a determiner that determines whether the apparatus is able to return to the charger, a location obtainer that obtains a predetermined location, an action planner that sets a destination, and sets a route to the destination, and a movement controller that controls a drive so that the apparatus is moved along the route that is set by the action planner, wherein, when the determiner determines that the apparatus is not able to return to the charger, the action planner sets the predetermined location obtained by the location obtainer as the destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20180277145
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus comprises a learner and a processing unit. The learner learns a phoneme sequence generated from a voice as an emotion phoneme sequence, in accordance with relevance between the phoneme sequence and an emotion of a user. The processing unit executes processing pertaining to emotion recognition in accordance with a result of learning by the learner. The information processing apparatus suppresses execution of a process that does not conform to an emotion of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi YAMAYA
  • Publication number: 20180275774
    Abstract: Display operation of a display device is controlled in association with a pointer device. A display control system that includes: a display device for displaying information on a display surface; a control device for controlling the display of the display device; and an image acquisition device for acquiring an image of the display device including a light beam from a pointer device capable of emitting a light beam is proposed. The control device includes: an acquisition unit for acquiring the image from the image acquisition device; a feature identification unit for identifying a feature of the light beam included in the image; and a display control unit for performing display operation of the display device based on the feature and state of the light beam. A corresponding display control method and display control program are proposed, too.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori TSUTSUMI
  • Publication number: 20180275677
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile apparatus includes a controller, an image acquirer, an inertia measurer, a distance measurer, and a storage. The controller updates environment map information stored in the storage. The controller estimates a height from a reference surface, based on an image obtained by the image acquirer. The inertia measurer detects an amount of fluctuation of the height. The distance measurer detects whether or not the bottom portion of the autonomous mobile apparatus is in contact with an object. The controller, if having detected a change in height equal to or larger than a reference from information obtained from the image acquirer, the inertia measurer, or the distance measurer, stops updating the environment map information or deletes the environment map information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akira HAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180272750
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a processor determining the aspect ratio of the surface area of a target nail of a finger or a toe, and entering a first fitting mode to modify the aspect ratio of at least one nail design in accordance with the surface area of the target nail and to fit the at least one nail design to the surface area of the nail. The rate of modification of the aspect ratio of the at least one nail design is within a modification threshold of the at least one nail design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180272751
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing head drawing a pattern on the surface of a target nail of a hand or foot; and a processor. The processor controls the drawing head to scan a plurality of times across an area on the surface of the nail and to draw the pattern on the area during each of the plurality of scanning operations of the drawing head based on a curvature of the nail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20180272781
    Abstract: An ink is used for forming a photothermal conversion layer used for causing expansion of at least a portion of a thermal expansion layer of a thermal expansion sheet. The ink includes (i) an inorganic infrared absorbing agent having a higher absorptivity in at least one region of an infrared light spectrum than in a visible light spectrum, and (ii) a base that is transparent to visible light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Takahashi, Yuji Horiuchi, Yoshimune Motoyanagi, Satoshi Mitsui
  • Publication number: 20180272664
    Abstract: A thermally expandable sheet in which a thermally expansive layer that contains a thermally expandable material is formed on one side of a base, and wherethe thermally expansive layer is distended, the base deforms following distension of the thermally expansive layer and the base deforms into an embossed shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji HORIUCHI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Hideki TAKAHASHI, Satoshi MITSUI
  • Publication number: 20180277160
    Abstract: A track playback controlling apparatus includes at least one operation receiver, a driver, and a processor. The operation receiver receives operation to change a playback state of a track by a user. The driver causes a physical motion of the operation receiver. The processor changes a state of the motion of the operation receiver in response to a change in the playback state of the track through an operation of the operation receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi SODA
  • Publication number: 20180278840
    Abstract: In an image processing apparatus, a characteristic acquisition unit acquires a characteristic of the projection object. A correction control unit determines a parameter in accordance with the characteristic and corrects an input image based on the parameter. A characteristic specifying unit specifies an attentional characteristic region based on the characteristic. A captured image acquisition unit acquires a captured image of a projection image. A change determination unit determines whether the attentional characteristic region changes by a predetermined amount or more from the input image and the captured image, causes the characteristic acquisition unit to acquire the characteristic if it is determined that the region changes, and redetermines to cause the correction control unit to produce a projection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro NARIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20180277080
    Abstract: A keyboard musical instrument, a method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium that improve operability are provided. An electronic musical instrument comprises a keyboard including plural white keys each of which is allocated with plural characters and plural black keys, and a controller. The controller executes, in a musical sound producing mode that is set, accepting a sound producing instruction of a musical sound in response to an operation of the keyboard, and, in a symbol input mode that is set, according to both a white key designated from the plural white keys and a black key designated from the plural black keys, accepting an input of a character among the plural characters allocated to the white key designated from the plural white keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180277073
    Abstract: A musical sound generation device including a first memory having a plurality of waveform data, a second memory which stores waveform data read out from the first memory, and a control processor which controls such that, when a sound emission instruction is provided and specified waveform data is in the second memory, the waveform data is read out by the sound source processor, or controls such that, when a sound emission instruction is provided and specified waveform data is not in the second memory, the specified waveform data is transferred from the first memory to the second memory and read out by the sound source processor, in which the control processor controls such that waveform data satisfying a set condition is not subjected to a waveform data change by the transfer and waveform data not satisfying the set condition is subjected to the waveform data change by the transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SATO, Hajime KAWASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20180277006
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an information display apparatus including a processor, the processor being configured to: designate at least one keyword in a text displayed in a display unit in accordance with a user operation; cause the display unit to display an image associated with the designated keyword register the designated keyword and information of the image in a memory as data in which the designated keyword and the information of the image are associated with each other; output a problem based on the registered keyword and the image corresponding to the registered information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi KOJO
  • Publication number: 20180277008
    Abstract: According one embodiment, there is provided an information display apparatus including a processor, the processing being configured to display a character string including a plurality of keywords on a display; to detect a kind of an association operation when the processor accepts designation by a user operation of any one of the keywords displayed on the display, and accepts the association operation of related information corresponding to the designated keyword; and to set a problem-setting method with respect to the designated keyword, the problem-setting method corresponding to the detected kind of the association operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi KOJO
  • Publication number: 20180272747
    Abstract: A printer includes a processor and a thermal head having a plurality of heating elements to print an image having a plurality of print lines on a printing medium on the basis of printing data, wherein in an initial control period, for any printing data, the processor causes the thermal head to perform a division printing for each of the print lines that are to be printed in the control period, the division printing being such that for each print line to be printed, the plurality of heating elements are divided into a plurality of subgroups and the respective subgroups of the heating elements are activated in a time-divided manner, and wherein in a normal period after the control period, the processor causes the thermal head performs a non-division printing for at least some of the print lines that are to be printed in the normal period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20180272748
    Abstract: A printer includes a processor; a thermal head driver circuit that drives a thermal head for printing on a printing medium; a motor driver circuit that drives a motor configured to convey the printing medium; and a power supply circuit that includes a capacitor and a first switching circuit to charge the capacitor, the power supply circuit supplying electrical power to the thermal head driver circuit and the motor driver circuit via the capacitor, wherein the processor, when stopping operation of the printer, performs a control process of discharging the capacitor via the motor driver circuit and the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu HASEGAWA, Toshiaki KANAMURA, Yoshimasa YOKOYAMA, Yasushi MURAI
  • Publication number: 20180275739
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor and a positioning processor. The second processor consumes a reduced amount of power compared to the first processor during an operation. The positioning processor receives radio waves from positioning satellites and converts the radio waves into positioning data. The second processor controls the positioning processor. The second processor stores the positioning data received from the positioning processor. The second processor transfers the stored positioning data to the first processor at a timing determined in accordance with an operating condition of the first processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Hideo SUZUKI, Takashi SUENAGA, Keiichi NOMURA, Shuhei UCHIDA, Shigeki KITAMURA, Munetaka SEO, Toshiya SAKURAI
  • Publication number: 20180276180
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus according to an embodiment comprises: at least one processor; and at least one memory storing instructions. The instructions are executed by the at least one processor to perform: identifying at least one scientific theoretical formula relating to one or more scientific characteristics of which data is measured, setting a coordinate system that includes a coordinate axis to which at least a part of the identified at least one scientific theoretical formula is assigned, and plotting the measured data of the one or more scientific characteristics on the set coordinate system to display a first graph on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi HATAYAMA
  • Publication number: 20180276635
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with a portable terminal and a mode switching unit configured such that a key inserted into the mode switching unit is rotatable and configured to perform switching to a mode corresponding to a rotation position of the inserted key. The mode switching unit has a plurality of first rotation positions for performing switching to a first mode of performing switching to a state where the communication unit can perform communication with the portable terminal and at least one second rotation position for performing switching to a second mode of performing switching to a state where the communication unit cannot perform communication with the portable terminal. The second rotation position is not interposed between the first rotation positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki ITAKURA
  • Publication number: 20180273230
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a print head, a first cutter and a processor. The print head performs printing on a printing medium. The first cutter cuts the printing medium on which the print head has performed the printing. The first cutter trims away a corner at an end in a width direction of the printing medium. The processor controls the print head and the first cutter based on cutting information on an area to be trimmed by the first cutter so that a printing area of the printing medium is not cut by the first cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu HASEGAWA, Toshiaki KANAMURA, Yoshimasa YOKOYAMA, Yasushi MURAI
  • Publication number: 20180276461
    Abstract: A ledger document processing device including a display section which displays a live view image captured by an imaging section while waiting for a ledger document to be captured, and a processor which actualizes functions including judging whether a pixel-count size of an area corresponding to the ledger document in an image to be captured and stored in response to an imaging instruction is equal to or larger than a reference pixel-count size while waiting for the ledger document to be captured, notifying a user of a judgment result, and storing in a storage section the image captured by the imaging section in response to the imaging instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro SHIMAZU, Ryo OE
  • Publication number: 20180277009
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an information display apparatus including a processor, the processor being configured to: designate a character string in a text displayed in a display unit in accordance with a user operation; determine whether a keyword is included in a part of the designated character string; generate, if it is determined that the keyword is included in the part of the designated character string, problem setting data based on the keyword included in the designated character string; and transmit the problem setting data to an external terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi KOJO
  • Publication number: 20180274087
    Abstract: An ink for forming a photothermal conversion layer used to cause at least a portion of a thermal expansion layer of a thermal expansion sheet to swell. The ink includes an inorganic infrared absorbing agent having a higher absorptivity in at least one region of the infrared light spectrum than in the visible light spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki TAKAHASHI, Yuji HORIUCHI, Yoshimune MOTOYANAGI, Satoshi MITSUI
  • Publication number: 20180272777
    Abstract: An expansion device, including: an installation unit in which a thermally expandable sheet is disposed; an irradiation unit configured to irradiate the thermally expandable sheet placed on the installation unit with light; and a control unit configured to perform processes described below, wherein after an expansion process to expand the thermally expandable sheet by irradiating the thermally expandable sheet placed on the installation unit with light by the irradiation unit, a cooling process to cool the thermally expandable sheet by a predetermined cooling unit while maintaining the state in which the thermally expandable sheet is placed on the installation unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi USHIGOME, Minoru SAITO
  • Publication number: 20180278846
    Abstract: By using various information such as GPS information, cartographic information, and atmospheric pressure acquired by a sensor, a CPU of an imaging device calculates a motion vector in a limited MV calculation area acquired by excluding from images an area where radial motion vectors occur which highly possibly give an adverse effect to motion vector calculation, in accordance with the gravity direction with respect to the imaging device, the orientation of the imaging device, and the slope angle of the road where the imaging device is moving forward. After calculating the motion vector, the CPU estimates a blur amount between frames from the calculated motion vector and, based on this blur amount, performs the alignment of a feature point between the frames by image deformation processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu MANABE
  • Publication number: 20180278903
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a hardware processor. The hardware processor is configured to acquire a captured image of an area that includes a display area in which content is displayed by a display device and a peripheral area of the display area; acquire a content image data corresponding to the content; specify a display area in the captured image; produce process information based on the captured image; and perform image processing that includes combining an image based on the content image data with the display area of the captured image by using the process information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihito IWADATE, Hirokazu KANDA, Kenji SATO, Shoichi OKANIWA
  • Publication number: 20180277062
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including: an input unit used to input a plurality of image signals from a plurality of external apparatuses; a display unit which displays images; a setting unit which sets a display condition of each of the plurality of images based on an aspect ratio corresponding to each of the plurality of image signals input through the input unit; and a display control unit which generates a composite image from the plurality of image signals input through the input unit based on the contents set by the setting unit, and displays the composite image on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiko SHINOZAKI
  • Publication number: 20180277075
    Abstract: An electronic musical instrument includes; a plurality of keys, each of the plurality of keys specifying a pitch; a memory storing musical piece data representing a musical piece; and a processor, wherein the processor executes the following: retrieving the musical piece data of a musical piece from the memory and determining whether the musical piece data contains data of a lyric; and when the musical piece data contains the data of the lyric, and if a note specified by an operation of a key by a user is accompanied by a part of the lyric in the musical piece, causing data of a singing voice sound having the pitch specified by said operated key to be generated in accordance with the part of the lyric in response to the operation of the key, and causing the singing voice sound to be audibly output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20180277074
    Abstract: A musical sound generation device including a first memory having a plurality of storage areas where waveform data is read out and stored, a waveform generator which functions as a plurality of waveform generating sections each of which generates a waveform for emitting a sound by reading out waveform data from a selected storage area of the first memory; and a control processor which determines, when an instruction for sound emission is provided, a combination of a waveform generating section and a storage area to be used for the instructed sound emission, based on a status of reading waveform data from each storage area by each waveform generating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SATO, Hajime KAWASHIMA