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: 9958820
    Abstract: In a front/back reversing unit, a base metal sheet having rollers attached thereon is engaged with a rotation spindle fixed to a fitting such that the base metal sheet is rotatable in a horizontal direction. When an operation of rolling up a print target medium is started and if winding tension with respect to the print target medium to be wrapped around a winding shaft becomes unbalanced, the front/back reversing unit rotates in accordance with the winding tension so as to balance the winding tension. Then, when the winding tension applied to the print target medium becomes balanced, the front/back reversing unit is returned to its original position by an elastic member, and the roller of the front/back reversing unit and the winding shaft become substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Numazu, Yasuhiro Tsuyuki
  • Patent number: 9958766
    Abstract: A light source unit according to an aspect of the invention includes a first semiconductor light emitting device disposed centrally and a second semiconductor light emitting device disposed outwards of the first semiconductor light emitting device, the first and second semiconductor light emitting devices emitting lights, and a first collimator lens disposed centrally and a second collimator lens disposed outwards of the first collimator lens, the first and second collimator lenses being disposed so as to correspond to the first and second semiconductor light emitting devices, respectively, on sides of the first and second semiconductor light emitting devices from which the lights are emitted, and a degree at which the light of the first semiconductor light emitting device is collected onto an illuminated surface differs from a degree at which the light of the second semiconductor light emitting device is collected onto the illuminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chihaya Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9958763
    Abstract: A projection device includes a semiconductor light-emitting element, a rotary wheel configured to emit lights of a plurality of colors in a time-division manner by using light which the semiconductor light-emitting element emits, and a controller configured to start, at a time of activating the device, rotation of the rotary wheel and output of a signal, which instructs a turn-on timing, to the semiconductor light-emitting element, in a state in which supply of power to the semiconductor light-emitting element is stopped, and to start, thereafter, the supply of the power to the semiconductor light-emitting element, based on a predetermined condition relating to an activation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Ishizu, Toshiharu Arai
  • Patent number: 9961214
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image shooting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a transmission unit, and a processor that is configured to acquire an image captured by the imaging unit to generate a shot image and control the transmission unit to transmit, to an information acquiring apparatus, (i) the shot image, and (ii) instruction information for instructing the information acquiring apparatus to acquire supplementary information, with a shooting instruction. The supplementary information is information which is acquired by a sensor of the information acquiring apparatus and which is to be added to the transmitted shot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9955764
    Abstract: A drawing device includes: a finger holding case including a plurality of walls (a bottom wall, left and right sidewalls, a rear wall, and a top wall) surrounding a finger insertion opening into which a finger having a nail to be drawn on is inserted as well as an opening exposing the nail and a finger presser to which a fluid is supplied in order prevent movement of the finger by applying pressure between the finger and the finger holding case and from which the fluid is discharged to stop applying pressure. When the finger presser is not preventing movement of the finger, one of the walls (the top wall or the bottom wall) of the finger holding case moves in order to expand a space between the finger holding case and the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Yoshigai
  • Patent number: 9961636
    Abstract: An electronic device system of the present invention includes a first terminal device having a first wireless communicating section which performs wireless communication and a second terminal device having a second wireless communicating section which performs wireless communication and being configured to enter a sleep mode where an operation of part of circuits of the second wireless communicating section is stopped. The first wireless communicating section of the first terminal device generates and transmits a start notification signal which is not a modulated signal wave for releasing the sleep mode of the second terminal device. The second wireless communicating section of the second terminal device in the first sleep mode receives the start notification signal transmitted from the first wireless communicating section of the first terminal device and releases the sleep mode of the second terminal device depending on the value of the electric power of the start notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shimpei Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20180114044
    Abstract: A barcode reading apparatus has a scanner unit for reading barcodes and a processor for controlling whole operation of the apparatus. The barcode reading apparatus judges whether a distance between a operation unit for receiving an instruction to be given by a user and an operating body such as the finger of the user falls with in a prescribed range, and starts up and brings the scanner unit to a standby state, when it is determined that the distance between the operation unit and the operating body falls with in the prescribed range, and waits for an instruction of making the scanner unit start reading barcodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teppei MORIYAMA
  • Patent number: 9952561
    Abstract: A radio timepiece, including: a satellite radio wave receiver; a ground wave receiver; a memory; and a controller, wherein the controller performs area determination operation of determining whether a current position is located within a geographical range where the ground wave receiver is capable of acquiring notice information regarding implementation/non-implementation of the leap second adjustment, when the controller determines that the current position is located within the geographical range, the controller controls the ground wave receiver to acquire the notice information, the controller determines, with the notice information, whether the leap second adjustment is scheduled to be implemented at an implementation candidate timing of the leap second adjustment, and when the controller determines that the leap second adjustment is scheduled to be implemented, the controller changes the leap second correction information at or after the implementation candidate timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sekitsuka, Takeshi Matsue
  • Patent number: 9952560
    Abstract: A switch device including a case which is provided with a through hole and has a built-in module, a cylindrical member which is attached to the through hole of the case and whose inner end portion protrudes inside the case and is held in the module and outer end portion protrudes outside the case, and an operation member including a shaft section which is arranged inside the cylindrical member in a manner to be slidable in an axial direction of the cylindrical member so as to operate the module and a head section which is provided on an outer end portion of the shaft section and covers and slidably holds the outer end portion of the cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9955418
    Abstract: A central transmits, to a peripheral connected with the central, re-connection information indicating a timing of a re-connection after a disconnection. Subsequently, the central executes a connection discontinuing process based on the re-connection information. In addition, the central controls power supply for wireless communication at a timing determined based on the re-connection information. Thereafter, the central executes a re-connection process with the peripheral based on the re-connection information shared therewith prior to the disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taisuke Koroku, Masao Sambongi, Satoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9953078
    Abstract: An emotion estimator of a dialogue control device estimates a dialogue partner's emotion based on the dialogue partner's facial expression or voice prosody. A dialogue controller controls the dialogue with the dialogue partner using a topic selected based on whether the emotion estimated by the emotion estimator is good or bad. Specifically, the dialogue controller controls the dialogue with the dialogue partner based on a topic map created by a topic mapper and including a topic that the dialogue partner likes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20180110023
    Abstract: Peripherals and send timing information presenting a timing of acquiring time information to a central. The central changes the timing in the received timing information so that the timing presented by the timing information received from the peripheral does not overlap with the timing presented by the already received timing information of the other peripheral. The central makes the peripheral change a setting of the timing information based on the changed timing information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haruo KAJITANI
  • Publication number: 20180109737
    Abstract: A moving image generation system includes a plurality of image capture apparatuses respectively having an image capture unit and a CPU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koki NAKAMURA, Hiroyoshi OGAWA, Kazuma KAWAHARA
  • Publication number: 20180108129
    Abstract: An image processing method for diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, includes separating the captured image memorized into a brightness component and a color information component; separating the brightness component into a base component and a detail component; performing a highlighting process on the detail component; and restoring a brightness component from the base component and a highlighted detail component, and then generating a highlighted image using a restored brightness component and the color information component. The highlighting process includes highlighting the detail component depending on likelihood of vessel of a region to be diagnosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuyasu NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 9943155
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object receiver into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail to be drawn, an object holder that is configured to hold the object inserted into the object receiver and processor. The processor is configured to adjust a holding level by the object holder on the basis of a size of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Hori
  • Patent number: 9943154
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit that forms a nail design on a nail of an object by performing a plurality of processes and a processor that extracts a feature value of the object and controls the drawing unit. The processor acquires information on a performed process with respect to the nail of one object, whose nail is provided to be formed with the nail design, based on process management information in which the feature value with respect to each of a plurality of the objects and an information on the performed process with respect to the nail of each of the plurality of the objects are registered in association with each other and the feature value with respect to the one object, and determines a specific process to be performed to the nail of the one object, and causes the drawing unit to perform the specific process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Teshima, Kouichi Nakagome
  • Patent number: 9948862
    Abstract: In the present invention, a control section distinctly displays, as indexes for indicating that data (image) switching can be performed from a starting point that is the arrayed position of data selected as a display target from among a plurality of data arrayed in virtual and multiple dimensions based on plural types of imaging parameters, information regarding the array status of the plurality of data on a display section, in association with plural directions in which data switching can be performed. As a result of this configuration, when instructing to perform data switching in a direction arbitrarily selected from among a plurality of data switching directions, the user can instruct to perform data switching while visually checking information regarding the array status of data for each data switching direction. That is, by this configuration, data in each data switching direction becomes more recognizable visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 9946346
    Abstract: A notification control apparatus is provided with a moving image acquisition unit 41 that acquires a moving image, an identification unit 44 that identifies a frame according to forwarding operation, out of a plurality of frames constituting the moving image, a determination unit 46 that determines whether or not the identified frame is a predetermined frame, and a notification control unit 49 that notifies determination result by the determination unit 46.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kawamura, Kouichi Nakagome, Tomohiko Murakami
  • Publication number: 20180103204
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including an imaging sensor, a memory, and a CPU. The CPU is operable as: (i) repeatedly acquiring an image by driving the imaging sensor at preset timing, (ii) acquiring an image by driving the imaging sensor by receiving an instruction at arbitrary timing, while maintaining acquisition processing by the (i), (iii) storing, in the memory, the image acquired by the (i) and the image acquired by the (ii), (iv) judging whether the arbitrary timing and the preset timing coincide with each other, and (v) when judged that the arbitrary timing and the preset timing coincide with each other as a result of a judgment of the (iv), controlling to store, in the memory, the image acquired by one of the (i) and the (ii), as the image acquired by the other of the (i) and the (ii), or controlling the imaging sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki KATO
  • Publication number: 20180101298
    Abstract: A graph display apparatus includes a display unit and a processor. The display unit includes a touch panel. The processor performs the following processes: controlling the display unit to display a graph on a graph display area in a coordinate range, the graph corresponding to an expression; acquiring a position designated by a touch of a user on the graph display area; and when a drag operation is detected after the touch of the user ends, changing the coordinate range with the designated position fixed in response to the drag operation, thereby reducing or enlarging the graph, and controlling the display unit to display the reduced or enlarged graph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke KAROJI
  • Publication number: 20180102117
    Abstract: A musical sound playback method that is performed by a processor using data in a memory, including generating a plurality of interpolated data where input data for a segment corresponding to musical sounds has been interpolated, based on values in the input data which are related to both the segment corresponding to the musical sounds and a change amount of the musical sounds, generating a plurality of instruction data for providing instructions regarding musical sound states to be achieved at a plurality of timings in the segment, based on the plurality of interpolated data, and sequentially transmitting the plurality of instruction data to a sound source circuit so as to cause the sound source circuit to generate the musical sounds while sequentially changing the musical sounds to be in the musical sound states instructed by the instruction data, when a musical sound playback for the segment is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomomi NOTSU
  • Patent number: 9940096
    Abstract: To perform information output suitable for the state of a user. A mobile terminal 1 includes an input unit 17, an output unit 18, a response generation unit 53, a position monitoring unit 52, and an output control unit 54. The input unit 17 receives voice input. The output unit 18 displays information, or outputs information by a method other than screen display. The position monitoring unit 52 detects the position of the mobile terminal 1 at the time of the voice input to the input unit 17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huminobu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9940699
    Abstract: A projection conversion coefficient acquirer of an image processing apparatus acquires the same number of projection conversion coefficients, which are coefficients for doing projection conversion of an image, as the number of a plurality of reference points at differing positions in the image. A post-projection-conversion image acquirer does projection conversion on the image through each of the projection conversion coefficients, of which there are the same number as the number of the plurality of reference points acquired by the projection conversion coefficient acquirer, and acquires a plurality of post-projection-conversion images from the image, the number of the post-projection-conversion images being the same as the number of reference points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9942065
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a wireless communication unit and a processor. The wireless communication unit connects to relays for wireless communication and transmits and receives communication data via the relays by wireless communication. The processor determines a second relay different from a first relay currently connected to the wireless communication unit and a timing of connection to the second relay based on a predetermined connection standard. When setting are provided for switching destination to the second relay at the timing of connection, the processor instructs the wireless communication unit to send information on the second relay and information at the timing of connection to other predetermined wireless communication device. The processor instructs the wireless communication unit to switch the destination to the second relay at the timing of connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9939789
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a communicator that receives a standard time from an external apparatus, a manipulation receiver that receives a time correction action from a user, and a controller that performs a timing processing for clocking time and a time correction processing for correcting the time clocked by the timing processing, on the basis of the standard time received by the communicator, or on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver. The controller changes processing contents of the time correction processing until a prescribed time interval has elapsed, when the time clocked by the timing processing is corrected on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Morohoshi, Hirohisa Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9942942
    Abstract: A wireless communication method of one wireless communication device which performs wireless communication with another wireless communication device, including displaying identification information of said another wireless communication device; notifying identification information of the wireless communication device, to said another wireless communication device by near field communication; receiving the identification information of said another wireless communication device updated by said another wireless communication device, from said another wireless communication device; and updating the identification information of said another wireless communication device to be displayed in the displaying step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho Kyou, Makoto Nakagawa, Takaomi Yonekura
  • Patent number: 9939456
    Abstract: In an exercise support device of the present invention, acceleration signals in three axis directions including vertical, longitudinal, and lateral directions corresponding to the motion of a user performing exercise of cyclically moving feet are obtained, and a first maximum value in one cycle of a foot movement in the vertical acceleration signal is obtained. Subsequently, a search is made for first and second change points related to foot landing and takeoff motions in a composite acceleration signal obtained by combining acceleration signals in at least two axis directions, in forward and backward directions of the time point of a second maximum value of the composite acceleration signal, within the cycle. Then, a time period between the first and second change points is obtained as a change point interval, and a foot landing period while exercising is calculated based on the first maximum value and the change point interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9936374
    Abstract: In CE4, a communication terminal transmits data including a latency_off value “1”. After receiving the data, an environment information measuring apparatus transmits data since a latency counter value is “0”. The latency counter value becomes “2” and a latency_off counter value becomes “1”. In CE5, the communication terminal transmits data including a latency_off value “0”. Since each of the latency counter value and the latency_off counter value is not “0”, the environment information measuring apparatus does not receive the data from the communication terminal. The latency counter value becomes “1” and the latency_off counter value becomes “0”. In CE6, since the latency_off counter value is “0”, the environment information measuring apparatus receives the data from the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomida, Toshihiro Takahashi, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: 9936381
    Abstract: A master terminal transmits sound waves that are a synchronization signal from a speaker to a slave terminal at random time intervals. Upon acquiring the sound waves that are the synchronization signal by microphone, the slave terminal promptly transmits a response signal through wireless communication to the master terminal. The master terminal receives the response signal and a terminal ID transmitted from the slave terminal. The master terminal receives the response signal multiple times and determines whether time intervals when synchronization signals were transmitted and time intervals when response signals were received match. When the synchronization signal time intervals and the response signal time intervals match, the master terminal recognizes the slave terminal that transmitted response signals at time intervals matching the synchronization signal time intervals as a wireless communication connection target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Tabata, Takahiro Tomida
  • Patent number: 9933757
    Abstract: A satellite radio-wave reception device includes a demodulator. A demodulator determines an assumption code, identifies a plurality of reception codes from a received radio wave, collates an assumption code in a deviation range, which is previously set with respect to reception timing of the reception codes, and each of the reception codes, holds information related to a collation result in each deviation amount with respect to the plurality of reception codes, determines one of correspondences and noncorrespondences, the number of which one is larger, as matching in each code block, and identifies a deviation amount in which the integrated value of matching corresponding to an integrated value of the number of matching codes in a plurality of code blocks in each deviation amount satisfies a predetermined matching condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Matsue
  • Patent number: 9931834
    Abstract: A printing control method for a printing apparatus that includes a controller, such that the controller: sets a plurality of first regions along a first direction on a print medium that is conveyed, and a plurality of second regions between two first regions of the plurality of first regions, on the basis of print data; and causes ink to be discharged from a print head to the plurality of first regions so as to print on the basis of the print data and also causes ink to be discharged from the print head to the second region determined on the basis of an indicator value for predicting poor discharging of ink in the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fumihiro Osakabe
  • Patent number: 9936159
    Abstract: A display control device includes: a receiver configured to receive an image signal; a measurer configured to measure the number of vertical scanning lines and horizontal scanning time of the image signal; a table generator configured to generate a provisional signal table when data measured by the measurer has not been retained in a previously prepared signal table; a detector configured to detect data for regulating an active display region of an image, from the image signal; and an updater configured to update the provisional signal table, based on a detection result by the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoya Makino
  • Patent number: 9936120
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus that performs interval shooting to acquire a plurality of captured images photographed with a predetermined photographing interval includes: an image capture unit; an image capture condition determination unit; and an interval shooting processing unit. The image capture unit is configured so as to be able to control focus. The image capture condition determination unit determines a photographing condition of an apparatus. The interval shooting processing unit controls focus of the image capture unit so as to change a focus control method for each photography in the interval shooting according to a photographing condition of the apparatus determined by the image capture condition determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9930951
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus is provided by which quality of a predetermined degree or higher can be preserved in cases of drawing a nail design on a nail; and a drawing method for the drawing apparatus. The drawing apparatus includes a reference plane on which a finger or toe having a nail is mounted; a drawing unit (40) that draws a nail design on a drawable area in the nail; a nail height detection portion (814) that detects a distribution of height from the reference plane within a surface of the nail, on the basis of an image obtained by imaging the nail; and a design determination portion (815) that determines the suitability of drawing the nail design on the surface of the nail by the drawing unit (40), on the basis of the drawable area based on the distribution by the nail height detection portion (814).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 9936011
    Abstract: A distributed database of a peer-to-peer network is provided. In the network, a group is composed of plural nodes, and the nodes in the group each have CPU and a state list memory. CPU of each node sends other node a request for information to obtain and store node-state information. The node-state information is delivered through a prescribed route among the nodes in the group. When the number of nodes participating in the group increases more than a prescribed number, the participating nodes are separated into plural groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hideyuki Toriumi
  • Patent number: 9931865
    Abstract: A holding apparatus includes an insertion space into which an object, namely a finger or a toe including a nail, is inserted; and a plurality of pressing members disposed in the insertion space along an insertion direction of the object into the insertion space, that hold the object inserted into the insertion space in the insertion space. In such a holding apparatus, the insertion space includes an object holding wall provided at a position capable of contacting the object inserted into the insertion space; each of the plurality of pressing members is capable of movement in a first direction pressing the object to a side of the holding wall and a second direction opposite the first direction, and is biased toward the first direction; and a biasing force biasing the a first pressing member of the plurality of pressing members disposed relatively at a back side in the insertion direction is greater than biasing forces biasing the other pressing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9931881
    Abstract: An arm motor control section controls the operation of an arm motor that drives an arm section for turning a page of a book by pressing an adhesion roller against the page, and a current detection section outputs a current limit notice upon detecting an overcurrent in the arm motor which is limited by a limiter. When a current limit notice is outputted in a page turning operation, a CPU drives and controls the arm motor to perform reverse rotation by the arm motor control section, and thereby controls a pressing period that is a locking period during which the adhesion roller is pressing the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9934582
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus capable of identifying desired time points without using a special device is provided. The image capture apparatus 1 includes a moving image acquiring unit 53, a calculating unit 56, and an identification area analyzing unit 57. The moving image acquiring unit 53 acquires a plurality of images captured consecutively. The calculating unit 56 calculates variation values of pixel values along a time series of the plurality of images acquired by the moving image acquiring unit 53, within a predetermined region common to the plurality of images. The identification area analyzing unit 57 identifies two time points according to a predetermined standard from among a plurality of time points in the time series, on the basis of the variation values of the pixel values calculated by the calculating unit 56.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masanori Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20180086100
    Abstract: A printing device, includes a printer that prints onto a printing medium that is conveyed along a reference direction by a conveyer; and a controller that controls the printer to print a print pattern onto the printing medium along the reference direction. The controller controls to forbid the printer to execute printing when a temperature of the printer is projected to become equal to or higher than a set temperature if the printer prints onto the printing medium using a printing length of the print pattern along the reference direction, the printing length being a length of at least a portion of the print pattern along the reference direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji UEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20180086106
    Abstract: A printing apparatus comprises: a printer that includes a printing mechanism that performs printing on a printing medium, the printing mechanism being provided in a print area; a housing that includes an opening region for exposing the printing mechanism to outside; and a guiding mechanism that represents a position of the print area. The guiding mechanism is provided at a position directly above the print area and visible from outside. Accordingly, when a user performs printing on the printing medium using this printing apparatus, the user can easily grasp a position of the print area by means of the guiding mechanism, and therefore can print on a desired position on the printing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki KOGANE
  • Publication number: 20180089597
    Abstract: A device for managing order information including: a display displaying a table layout screen; and a processor conducting: causing the display to display tables in the table layout screen as selection keys for selection of the tables; managing order information from a guest assigned to a table by correlating the order information with identification information on the table to which the guest is assigned; correlating order information from a guest unassigned to a table with identification information indicating that the guest is unassigned to a table; and activating a selection key corresponding to a vacant table and deactivating a selection key corresponding to a rest of the tables when correspondence of the order information with the identification information is changed such that the order information from the guest unassigned to the table is managed as the order information from the guest assigned to a table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi TAKAHASHI, Kazuyoshi TOMA
  • Publication number: 20180089766
    Abstract: A calculating device, includes: a display; and a processor, wherein, when numerical value data of tax-excluded amount data is input in accordance with a user operation, and a first operation for a tax calculation of a first tax rate is received, the processor calculates first tax-included amount data according to the first tax rate for the numerical value data, when numerical value data of tax-excluded amount data is input in accordance with the user operation, and a second operation for a tax calculation of a second tax rate is received, the processor calculates second tax-included amount data corresponding to the second tax rate for the numerical value data, when a third operation for a total tax calculation is received from a user, the processor causes total tax-included amount data to be displayed on the display, the total tax-included amount data being obtained by adding first subtotal tax-included amount data and second subtotal tax-included amount data obtained by adding at least one piece of the secon
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki YOSHIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20180088322
    Abstract: In a projection apparatus, the synchronization signal generation unit is configured to output synchronization signals for controlling timing of switching a color of light output from the light source unit, the synchronization signals including a synchronization signal used for turning off one of the first and second light-emitting elements in synchronization with the detection signal, and a synchronization signal used for turning on the other light-emitting element at a next period. The control unit is configured to set an interval during which power supplied to the first and second light-emitting elements of the light source unit is stopped at all periods, based on the synchronization signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi ODA
  • Publication number: 20180086120
    Abstract: A printer includes: a processor; a print head configured to perform printing in accordance with input print data; and a scanner configured to acquire an image of a material to be printed. The processor is configured to detect at least one line extending in a first direction on the material to be printed from the image acquired by the scanner when moving of the printer in a moving direction in which the scanner is on the front side of the print head, and set a print area along the first direction based on the line on the material to be printed, and the print head prints in the print area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Kuronuma
  • Publication number: 20180089867
    Abstract: A calculating device includes a receiver-and-transmitter and a processor. The receiver-and-transmitter is configured to communicate with a server. The processor performs processes including: transmitting (i) an increment of an independent variable per one display dot according to a variance range of the independent variable and the number of display dots on a screen, (ii) a function expression of the independent variable, and (iii) the variance range of the independent variable, to the server; receiving coordinate data of each display dot for generating a graph in a graph display range on the screen, from the server; and displaying a graph image generated at each display dot of the graph display range based on the coordinate data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto OZAWA, Naoki AKAE, Hirokazu TANAKA, Miki SUZUKI
  • Publication number: 20180088537
    Abstract: The present invention is to reduce an increase in a processing load when a background image is displayed in addition to pointer images indicating pointer movements. A control section displays a plurality of pointer images indicating pointer movements in a timepiece display area of a display section based on time information acquired from a clock circuit. Here, the control section identifies an area where the plurality of pointer images are displayed, such as a pointer movement area or a pointer presence area in the pointer movement area, and controls to perform high-load and low-load display operations with different processing loads on the identified area and an area other than the identified area, such as an outer area outside the pointer movement area or a pointer absence area in the pointer movement area, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki MURAI
  • Publication number: 20180088768
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to embodiments of the invention includes a display unit configured to display an image, a detection unit configured to detect a detection value associated with an input of the image that is outputted from an external terminal, and a control unit configured to control an operation of the display unit based on the detection value detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi NAKAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20180086101
    Abstract: A printing device includes a thermal head and a head controller. The head controller acquires a number of heater elements to energize based on the line print data, and determines an energization time of one or more heater elements corresponding to the line print data according to a result of comparison between the number of heater elements to energize and a first threshold, wherein in a case where a width of an ink ribbon heated by the energization is equal to or wider than a second threshold, the first threshold being set to be a value that is greater than a value that is set for the first threshold when the width of the ink ribbon heated by the energization is narrower than the second threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji UEMATSU
  • Publication number: 20180084889
    Abstract: An object holding member is disposed within an external apparatus. The object holding member includes an object insertion tool, and a connector. The object insertion tool has a space, into which an object being a finger or a toe having a nail is inserted; and the connector is configured to couple with the external apparatus and suppress a change in a position of the object holding member within the external apparatus in a case where the object holding member is disposed in the external apparatus. Thus, when the object holding member is disposed within the external apparatus, the position thereof is generally fixed by the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro HORI
  • Publication number: 20180090118
    Abstract: A chord judging apparatus for judging chords of a musical piece, is provided with a processor and a memory for storing data of the musical piece, wherein the processor specifies plural segments in the data of the musical piece, estimates a tonality of each of the specified segments based on component tones included in the segment, and judges a chord of the plural segments of the musical piece based on modulation in tonality, when modulation is introduced in the estimated tonalities of the plural segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi MINAMITAKA