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).
  • Publication number: 20170274672
    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 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20170277141
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya SEKITSUKA, Takeshi MATSUE
  • Publication number: 20170277136
    Abstract: A smart watch includes a main CPU, a sub CPU, a first display unit, and a second display unit. While the main CPU and the sub CPU cooperate with each other and perform a display operation including a time display, time display processing is performed to at least either of the first display unit or the second display unit according to an operation state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Hideo SUZUKI, Takashi SUENAGA, Keiichi NOMURA, Shuhei UCHIDA, Munetaka SEO
  • Publication number: 20170273433
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro HORI
  • Publication number: 20170278503
    Abstract: A device for reading waveform data of a musical tone from a primary storage device and transferring the read waveform data to a secondary storage device for tone reproduction includes a processor configured to perform: retrieving, for each waveform of a plurality of waveforms that represent a musical tone stored in the primary storage device, segment group information from the primary storage device; retrieving the plurality of waveforms that represent the musical tone from the primary storage device, the waveform group retrieval process retrieving a waveform or waveforms, among the plurality of waveforms, that have the same segment group information as a group; and writing, as a single group, the waveform or waveforms, among the plurality of waveforms, that have the same segment group information onto one of prescribed storage segments that are storage regions of prescribed sizes in the secondary storage device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki SATO
  • Publication number: 20170277428
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present disclosure includes a shape detector detecting a shape of a detection object, an output controller performing a control to select a virtual input device to be displayed based on the detected shape of the detection object, and to display the selected virtual input device, and a display displaying the selected virtual input device based on the control given by the output controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi MURAYAMA, Toshihiko YOSHIDA, Gou KAWAKAMI, Kazuma KAWAHARA, Takashi KAWASHIMO, Hiroaki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20170278042
    Abstract: A task management apparatus includes a display controller and a retriever. The display controller displays a check sheet for checking whether a task on a certain date and time has been completed with respect to each predetermined date and time. The check sheet is displayed individually with respect to each type of the task. The retriever retrieves a completion notification that indicates completion of the task. The completion notification includes date and time information on a date and a time of the completion of the task. The check sheet includes a mark pasting area for pasting a predetermined mark with respect to each predetermined date and time. When the retriever retrieves the completion notification, the display controller changes a display manner of the mark pasting area of a date and time corresponding to the completion notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keita ANJO
  • Publication number: 20170278414
    Abstract: A robot control device and the like capable of improving the motivation of a learner for learning is provided. A controller of a communication terminal controls behavior of a student role-playing robot so that the student role-playing robot responds to a user in a position of a student learning together with the user. The controller of the communication terminal comprises an behavior mode selector, a student role-playing robot behavior controller, and a teacher role-playing robot behavior controller. The student role-playing robot behavior controller controls behavior of the student role-playing robot based on one or more behavior modes selected by the behavior mode selector. The teacher role-playing robot behavior controller makes the teacher role-playing robot perform behavior collaborative with behavior of the student role-playing robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaori KADOSAWA
  • Publication number: 20170280000
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure provides a printer including a controller that controls a printing unit, the controller executing: a movement distance measuring process that measures a movement distance of the printing unit relative to a printing medium; a coordinate recording process that calculates a plurality of coordinates on the basis of the movement distance measured in the movement distance measuring process; a printing region setting process that sets a printing region on the basis of the plurality of the coordinates recorded in a memory in the coordinate recording process; and a printing image selection process that identifies an image that has the largest area from at least one image, the at least one image being extracted from a group of images pre-recorded in the storage unit by designating such images that fit within the printing region set by the printing region setting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi SUKENORI
  • Publication number: 20170277131
    Abstract: A coil core including a coil block configured by a coil wound around the coil core which is coupled to a stator, a linear portion around which a wire is wound to form a coil; and coil-side couplers which are extended to both sides along a direction orthogonal to an extending direction of the linear portion, wherein the coil-side couplers include a thinner portion than the linear portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta SAITO, Hiroyuki HOSOBUCHI, Junro YANO
  • Publication number: 20170277269
    Abstract: The display control device includes: a distance acquirer acquiring a distance between a display surface on which an item is displayed and an operator operating the item; and a display controller displaying on the display surface an item belonging to a hierarchy level corresponding to the distance acquired by the distance acquirer from an item group including multiple hierarchized items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma KAWAHARA, Toshihiko YOSHIDA, Yoichi MURAYAMA, Gou KAWAKAMI, Takashi KAWASHIMO, Hiroaki SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20170274584
    Abstract: A structure manufacturing method manufactures a structure including an expansion layer M2 by expanding the expansion layer M2 that is included in a print medium M and expands by heating. An electromagnetic wave-heat conversion material is formed on a first surface of the print medium M in density corresponding to a shape of a structure C0 to be manufactured. Here, either the material is formed in lower density than density of the material in a first part of the expansion layer M2 to be expanded to a first height H1 and density of the material in a second part of the expansion layer M2 to be expanded to a second height H2 or the material is not formed, in a boundary region A0 which is the first surface in a boundary part between the first part and the second part. The print medium M is then irradiated with electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitomi FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170277019
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus stand includes a first member having an L shape, a second member similarly having an L shape, an adjustment section which raises and lowers the first member, and a third member rotatably coupled to a portion of the second member provided extending at right angle to the second member. The first member includes a stage provided extending at right angle thereto. On the stage, a tablet terminal is placed such that its camera section is directed downward. The adjustment section raises and lowers the first member, i.e., the stage by an operation knob being operated. The third member functions as a leg portion for making the imaging apparatus stand self-supporting. On the lower surface of the stage of the first member, a lighting device using an LED as a light emitting element is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji TACHIBANA, Toshiaki KANAMURA, Hirokazu HASEGAWA, Marie HASHIMOTO, Akihiro MIYAHARA
  • Publication number: 20170278044
    Abstract: A work shift management device includes a first display controller and a counting unit. The first display controller displays, for each user ID, an input form for designating a desired working time slot among a plurality of working time slots. The counting unit counts a number of people who can work in each of the working time slots. The input form is a separate form corresponding to each of the working time slots, and is provided with a plurality of date fields having a predetermined form and being respectively associated with dates. A mark attachment area for attaching a predetermined mark is provided at each date field. The counting unit counts the number of people who can work in each of the time slots associated with each of the date fields by counting a number of the user IDs for which the mark is attached to the mark attachment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keita ANJO
  • Publication number: 20170278263
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to enable the determination of whether to obtain a special-effect image to be controlled easily. A main body device 20 determines, based on information related to the optical axis directions of two imaging devices 10, whether the relative positional relationship of the respective imaging devices 10 is a predetermined positional relationship. When the relative positional relationship is the predetermined positional relationship, the main body device 20 targets, for synthesis processing, respective images captured by the respective imaging devices 10 in the positional relationship and sets the synthetic format, while when the relative positional relationship is not the predetermined positional relationship, the main body device 20 performs control to set the respective images captured by the respective imaging devices 10 in the positional relationship not to be synthesized without being targeted for the synthesis processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi TANAKA, Kenji IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170280066
    Abstract: An image processing method by an image processing apparatus, including: acquiring a first image which is a first area of a subject displayed with first resolving power; acquiring a second image which is a second area smaller than the first area of the subject, displayed with second resolving power higher than the first resolving power; and generating a third image by compositing the first image and the second image with the first resolving power and the second resolving power remaining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya HAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170280272
    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: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170277371
    Abstract: A task management device includes a first display controller which controls a display to display a schedule template including a plurality of schedule areas, predetermined date information or time zone information being associated with each schedule area; a first selecting unit which selects a predetermined stamp mark in accordance with a user's operation from a plurality of stamp marks which indicate different types of tasks and with which different message information is associated; and a second selecting unit which selects a schedule area in which the stamp mark selected by the first selecting unit is placed in accordance with a user's operation from the plurality of schedule areas. The first display controller controls the display to display the schedule template where the stamp mark selected by the first selecting unit is placed in the schedule area selected by the second selecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keita ANJO
  • Publication number: 20170277248
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a main CPU, a main power supply control unit which conducts power supply to the main CPU and conducts supply control of the power, a sub power supply control unit which conducts power supply to the main power supply control unit, and a first switch which switches on and off power supply from the sub power supply control unit to the main power supply control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Hideo SUZUKI, Takashi SUENAGA, Keiichi NOMURA, Shuhei UCHIDA, Munetaka SEO
  • Publication number: 20170277501
    Abstract: An information display device performs wireless communication with a communication device and includes a display and a processor. The wireless communication unit is configured to perform wireless communication with a communication device. The processor is configured to: input data in response to a user's operation; display output data corresponding to the input data, as output display data, on the display; in a state where the output display data is displayed, transmit the output data to the communication device; and after the output data has been transmitted to the communication device, delete the output display data from the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto OZAWA, Toshiaki TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20170274644
    Abstract: A printer prints on a printing medium as the printer is moved. The printer includes a printing unit, a detector, and a controller. The printing unit prints an image on the printing medium. The detector detects a region on the printing medium that is not suitable to be printed on by the printing unit. The controller makes the printing unit stop printing when the detector detects the region on the printing medium that is not suitable to be printed on while the printing unit is printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sumito SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20170279395
    Abstract: A stepping motor includes a rotor, a stator and three coils. The rotor is two-pole magnetized in a radius direction. The stator is provided with a rotor receiving section for receiving the rotor. The three coils are magnetically connected with the stator. At least one of the three coils is an integrated coil which is integrally formed with the stator by winding a coil around a part of the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170277130
    Abstract: A driving processor for driving a motor having a rotor and one or more coils for rotating the rotor is configured to generate a detection pulse for detecting whether or not the rotor has rotated; cause the generated detection pulse to be applied to at least one of the one or more coils; receive a signal indicating a detected value of current flowing in the at least one of the one or more coils after the detection pulse has been outputted to the at least one of the one or more coils; and determine whether or not the rotor has rotated to one or more prescribed positions on the basis of the detected value of current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170280269
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a wireless communication unit, a display and a processor. The wireless communication unit is configured to perform wireless communication with a communication device. The processor is configured to perform operations including: performing a plurality of functions of processing data; setting a function restriction mode in which at least one function of the plurality of functions is restricted, according to a user's operation; displaying data input by a user's operation, on the display; detecting whether communication with the communication device by the wireless communication unit is possible; and displaying that the function restriction mode is set, or transmitting information representing that the function restriction mode is set to the communication device, in a case where the function restriction mode is set and communication with the communication device is possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi IWASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170273432
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a drawing device provided with at least one pen or nozzle configured to perform a drawing on a nail, a processor which controls operations of the pen or the nozzle, and a cleaning pad provided to clean a tip of the pen or the nozzle. The processor causes the tip of the pen or the nozzle to be cleaned by bringing the tip of the pen or the nozzle into a pressed state where the tip of the pen or the nozzle is pressed against the cleaning pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu IRIE
  • Publication number: 20170278073
    Abstract: A task management device includes a first receiver which receives an entry of task information including letter string information as content information of a task; and a first display controller which, in a case where the first receiver receives the entry of the task information, generates a stamp mark on a basis of the letter string information in the task information, places and shows the generated stamp mark in a predetermined schedule template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keita ANJO
  • Patent number: 9772680
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a communication unit, a process unit, a transmission control unit, an obtaining unit and a process control unit. The communication unit is connected to an external device via a predetermined communication line so as to establish communication with the external device. The process unit successively processes images picked up by an image pickup unit. The transmission control unit makes the communication unit send the images to the external device via the communication line. The obtaining unit obtains communication quality information on quality of the communication with the external device. The process control unit controls at least one of (i) an action content of the image pickup unit and (ii) a process content of the process unit on the basis of the communication quality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kato, Toshiya Kiso, Hiroshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9773144
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first electronic device and at least one second electronic device. The second electronic device has a communication function section having a function for performing communication and an identification image presentation section which provides, at a position that can be captured from outside, an identification image having device information including the type of a communication standard for the communication to be performed by the communication function section. The first electronic device has a control section and a display section, and the control section acquires the device information from a captured image of the identification image, and causes a combination image that is a combination of an image of the second electronic device and image information correspond to the device information to be displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taisuke Koroku
  • Publication number: 20170269702
    Abstract: An information display device including a device body; a display configured to display information; a motion detection sensor provided in the device body; and a processor. The processor is configured to acquire a plurality of types of information; detect a predetermined action of a user from output data of the motion detection sensor; and selectively display, on the display, one of the acquired plurality of types of information based on a set display order, each time the processor detects the same predetermined action of the user. The display order is set by an operation which is performed at an external device, and which is not performed at the information display device itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori KITA
  • Publication number: 20170272716
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes an input unit configured to input an image signal, a projection unit configured to project an image corresponding to the image signal, an attitude sensor configured to detect an attitude around a projection optical axis of the projection unit in which the projection apparatus is installed, and a projection control unit configured to project, when the attitude detected by the attitude sensor falls within a predetermined range, the image under a first projection condition, and project, when the attitude detected by the attitude sensor falls outside the predetermined range, the image under a second projection condition different from the first projection condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi NAKAGAWA, Ryoichi FURUKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170270591
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes the following. An obtaining unit obtains purchasing history information in a first region for a user. A controller derives an index showing a preference of the user based on the purchasing history information. The controller also generates purchase recommending information in a second region different from the first region for the user based on the index showing the preference of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunihiro MATSUBARA
  • Publication number: 20170270701
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a controller and a display. The controller adds an expression to a displayed face image in accordance with an audio when the audio is output. Further, the controller generates an animation in which a mouth contained in the face image with the expression moves in sync with the audio. The display displays the generated animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi OKANIWA, Hiroaki NEGISHI, Shigekatsu MORIYA, Hirokazu KANDA
  • Publication number: 20170272660
    Abstract: An imaging device to control a region of imaging, includes: an imaging unit; a display unit; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to: set a first region of a predetermined size at a predetermined position in an imaging range of the imaging unit; make the display unit display an image in the first region as live-view image; fix a position of the first region in the imaging range before a first operation is performed; after the first operation is performed, displace the position of the first region in the imaging range so as to track movement of a specific subject in the imaging range; and when a second operation is performed, following the first operation, record a partial image corresponding to the first region in an entire image taken by the imaging unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori ISHIHARA, Hiroyuki HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20170266983
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu IRIE
  • Publication number: 20170269558
    Abstract: A satellite radio wave receiving device includes: a receiver that receives a satellite radio wave to identify a reception signal; and a processor that acquires primary date and time information from the identified reception signal and outputs a date and time notifying signal indicating date and time based on the primary date and time information to an outside of the satellite radio wave receiving device. The date and time notifying signal includes at least a timing notifying signal indicating a predetermined timing. The processor determines the predetermined timing without consideration of a timing of a second synchronization point which is a leading edge of every second in the date and time based on the primary date and time information, and outputs the timing notifying signal at the predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya SEKITSUKA, Takeshi MATSUE, Yuki OSHITA
  • Patent number: 9769436
    Abstract: A light source unit includes an excitation light source, a luminescent material plate which receives excitation light emitted from the excitation light source to emit luminescent light, a drive module which moves the luminescent material plate in an in-plane direction of a surface of the luminescent material plate, and a drive control module which controls the drive module to move the luminescent material plate on a predetermined cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kazuyasu Fukano
  • Patent number: 9767790
    Abstract: A voice retrieval apparatus executes processes of: converting a retrieval string into a phoneme string; obtaining, from a time length memory, a continuous time length for each phoneme contained in the converted phoneme string; deriving a plurality of time lengths corresponding to a plurality of utterance rates as candidate utterance time lengths of voices corresponding to the retrieval string based on the obtained continuous time length; specifying, for each of the plurality of time lengths, a plurality of likelihood obtainment segments having the derived time length within a time length of a retrieval sound signal; obtaining a likelihood showing a plausibility that the specified likelihood obtainment segment specified is a segment where the voices are uttered; and identifying, based on the obtained likelihood, for each of the specified likelihood obtainment segments, an estimation segment where utterance of the voices is estimated in the retrieval sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Tomita
  • Patent number: 9767587
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image extracting apparatus includes a reference image selecting unit and an image extracting unit. The reference image selecting unit selects one image as a reference image. The image extracting unit extracts a plurality of images of a predetermined number having relatively close temporal relationship to the reference image selected by the reference image selecting unit based on time-related information acquired from each image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tomidokoro
  • Patent number: 9766598
    Abstract: A radio-controlled timepiece, including: a radio wave reception unit that receives satellite waves and extracts an incoming code sequence formatted in a prescribed format from the received satellite waves; and a processor that generates in advance an expected code sequence that is expected to be part of the incoming code sequence and detects a matching code sequence segment, within the incoming code sequence, that has a degree of match with the expected code sequence that satisfies a prescribed matching condition, the processor determining a present date/time, as indicated by the satellite waves, in accordance with a timing at which the detected matching code sequence segment occurs within the incoming code sequence as measured by time kept by the timepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Hideo Abe, Kazuaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9767765
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display unit, a memory and a processor. The display unit displays at least one of a first display representing a code display and a second display representing a display other than the code display. The processor performs a first display process and a second display process. The first display process controls the display unit such that the display unit performs the first display with contrast ratio of the display unit, based on a contrast data item for first display stored in the memory. The second display process controls the display unit such that the display unit performs the second display with contrast ratio of the display unit, based on a contrast data item for second display stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Iwasaki, Fumio Goto
  • Patent number: 9767069
    Abstract: A formula display control device includes a display unit, a text display control unit, a formula designation unit, a template formula generation unit and a template formula display control unit. The text display control unit displays text including a formula on the display unit. The formula designation unit designates the formula in the text displayed on the display unit in response to a user operation. The template formula generation unit replaces a coefficient portion in the formula with an input frame to generate a template formula when a coefficient is included in the designated formula. The template formula display control unit displays the template formula generated by the template formula generation unit as text which is displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Karoji
  • Publication number: 20170264832
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a CPU which is operable to function as units comprising a processing unit which sets, as a first area, an area that is not a peripheral edge area in a captured image acquired by an imaging unit, sets an area including the peripheral edge area as a second area, and performs predetermined processing on one of the first area and the second area, and a specification unit which specifies whether the first area is subjected to the predetermined processing or the second area is subjected to the predetermined processing, based on orientation information of the imaging unit when the captured image is acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji YOSHIZAWA, Naoya OKAMOTO, Hitoshi TANAKA, Kazunori YANAGI, Kazuaki HAGIWARA, Yoshihiro TAKAYAMA, Yoshiyuki KATO, Tomohiko MURAKAMI, Ken FUJITA, Kenji IWAMOTO, Takashi ONODA, Genki KUMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20170262163
    Abstract: When a touch operation is performed with one finger, this touch operation performed with one finger is judged to be a single-point operation performed on one control point on a mesh image constituted by Bezier curves and deformation processing is performed in which the corresponding point is moved in accordance with the movement of the one touching finger. On the other hand, when a touch operation is performed with a plurality of fingers, it is judged to be a multi-point operation performed on all control points on the mesh image constituted by Bezier curves , and deformation processing is performed in which all the control points on the mesh image are moved in accordance with the movements of the plurality of fingers with the linearity of the mesh image being maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo NIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170261985
    Abstract: The movement direction-and-speed determiner of an autonomous movement device determines the direction and speed for an autonomous movement based on information on the plurality of picked-up images by an image picker. A feature point obtainer obtains a feature point from the picked-up image by the image picker. A map memory stores the position of the obtained feature point by the feature point obtainer. A corresponding feature-point number obtainer obtains the number of correspondences between the obtained feature point by the feature point obtainer and the feature point having the position stored in the map memory. When the obtained number of corresponding feature points by the corresponding feature-point number obtainer is equal to or smaller than a threshold, in order to increase the number of corresponding feature points, a moving direction-and-speed changer changes the moving direction and speed to those determined by the movement direction-and-speed determiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi MAENO
  • Publication number: 20170261934
    Abstract: A hand device includes a hand configured to reciprocally move in a fan shape at an equal speed in a counterclockwise direction and in a clockwise direction, a driving unit configured to drive the hand, and a display unit, at least a part of which is arranged below the hand and within a reciprocal movement range of the hand, the display unit being configured to display predetermined information by a combination of a blinking and a position of the hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi MATSUZAWA, Takaomi YONEKURA, Iichiro HASHIMOTO, Keishirou YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170261939
    Abstract: A driving device includes a stepping motor having a rotor, a coil for rotating the rotor, and a processor that drives the stepping motor. The processor generates a driving pulse for rotating the rotor of the stepping motor to a prescribed position, and outputs the driving pulse to the coil; and generates a rotation assistance pulse for rotating the rotor of the stepping motor at a prescribed speed, and outputs the rotation assistance pulse to the coil, after outputting the driving pulse but before EMF is produced by the rotation of the rotor of the stepping motor caused by the driving pulse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki HOSOBUCHI
  • Publication number: 20170265142
    Abstract: A sensor data extraction system including at least one computation circuit; and at least one memory storing instructions. When executed by the at least one computation circuit, the at least one memory storing circuit cause the at least one computation circuit to perform operations including obtaining exercise data including position data of a human body during exercise; specifying an extraction condition for acquiring exercise data for analysis from the obtained exercise data, the extraction condition relating to a meteorological change; obtaining environmental information including meteorological information from environmental information stored in a storage, the environmental information being associated with time data; extracting environmental information from the obtained environmental information, based on the specified extraction condition relating to the meteorological change; and acquiring the exercise data for analysis based on the associated time data of the extracted environmental information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo URA
  • Patent number: 9761013
    Abstract: An information notification apparatus (1) includes: an image acquisition unit (42) that acquires a plurality of moving images in which motions of subjects are captured, respectively; a first detection unit (44) that detects a specific state in the motions of the subject from respective moving images among the plurality of moving images acquired by the acquisition unit; a face detection unit (45) that detects an image corresponding to the specific state detected by the first detection unit from the respective moving images; a comparison unit (47) that compares images detected by the image detection unit; and a notification control unit (50) that notifies information based on a comparison result by the comparison unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Nojima
  • Patent number: 9762337
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a Bluetooth (trademark) controller which is wirelessly connected to a mobile information terminal, and a CPU configured to acquire a radio-wave intensity of wireless connection to the wirelessly connected mobile information terminal, to selectively read an application program from a program memory, based on the acquired radio-wave intensity, and to execute the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gou Kawakami, Yoichi Murayama, Toshihiko Yoshida, Kazuma Kawahara, Asami Aso, Takashi Kawashimo
  • Patent number: 9760765
    Abstract: In a digital signage apparatus, a controller makes an imaging unit photograph in a first image quality mode and performs face recognition to a captured image obtained by the imaging unit. When the predetermined condition is satisfied in which the behavior of the person in front of the digital signage apparatus is assumed to be interested in the digital signage apparatus, the controller makes the imaging unit photograph in the second image quality mode higher than the first image quality and performs the face recognition to the captured image obtained by the imaging unit. The above case includes cases where the user operation has been detected, where the size of the face recognized from the captured image is equal to or larger than the predetermined size, and where the moving amount of the face recognized from the captured image is equal to or less than the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Shibutani