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: 20170367459
    Abstract: A drawing device includes an insertion case into which an object that is a finger or a toe having a nail to be drawn is inserted, and including a first surface provided with an opening area that exposes the nail in a state where the object is inserted and a second surface provided in a direction crossing the first surface, and an insertion area into which the insertion case is detachably inserted. An area of at least a part of the second surface, the area being corresponding to the nail in a state where the object is inserted, has transparency allowing an inside of the insertion case to be visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20170372680
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display an image; a character information acquisition unit configured to acquire character information which is associated with the image that is displayed on the display unit; a size acquisition unit configured to acquire a size of the image that is displayed on the display unit; and a display controller configured to determine a display mode of the character information acquired by the character information acquisition unit, in accordance with the size of the image which was acquired by the size acquisition unit, and to display characters and the image on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yubi TAKASHIMADA
  • Patent number: 9852503
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus 100 of diagnosing a lesion using a captured image of an affected area to be diagnosed, comprising the steps of: (i) classifying the captured image based on a stage of a progression of the lesion (Step S13 and S14); and (ii) performing an image conversion processing, which corresponds to a classification obtained as a result of step (i), on the captured image to generate a converted image (Step S15-17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Houjou, Nobuhiro Aoki, Shigeki Mineo
  • Patent number: 9854162
    Abstract: A photographing apparatus includes a first processing unit, a second processing unit, and a third processing unit. The first processing unit to the external apparatus, executes a function other than sending of the photographing apparatus. The second processing unit to the external apparatus, executes a function relating to sending of the photographing apparatus. The third processing unit controls to allow exclusive execution of a function other than the sending by the first processing unit and execution of a function relating to the sending by the second processing unit in order to prevent the flaw from being caused by performing execution of a function other than the sending by the first processing unit and execution of a function relating to the sending by the second processing unit in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Yamada, Jun Hosoda, Kazuya Nara, Yuji Kuriyama, Yoshinori Tomidokoro, Toshiya Kiso, Daisuke Otani
  • Patent number: 9851697
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic apparatus including a dial plate having light transparency, a module including an antenna for receiving circularly polarized waves which is disposed below the dial plate, the antenna having a radiation electrode, and a solar panel disposed between the dial plate and the module, wherein the solar panel includes a common substrate, a plurality of solar cells disposed on the common substrate, and an inactive segment disposed on the common substrate at a place corresponding to the place of the radiation electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Makoto Sawada, Junro Yano
  • Publication number: 20170361504
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image forming system according to the present invention includes a conveyance path along which a heat-expandable sheet is conveyed, a heating unit which heats the heat-expandable sheet by irradiating the heat-expandable sheet with light, a detection sensor which detects that the rear end of the heat-expandable sheet comes close to the heating unit by the conveyance of the heat-expandable sheet along the conveyance path, and a control unit which increases the conveying speed of the heat-expandable sheet whose rear end is detected when the detection sensor detects that the rear end of the heat-expandable sheet comes close to the heating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru SAITO
  • Publication number: 20170364030
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes: a bezel having location markers for indicating positions of the world; a second hand moving relative to the bezel; a memory storing time difference information in which each location marker is associated with information relating to a time zone to which a position indicated by each location marker belongs; and a controller performing operation control for moving the second hand relative to the bezel, and the bezel has a set exception indication position representing non-correspondence to any time zone associated with each location marker by being in a predetermined positional relationship with the second hand, and the controller causes the second hand and the exception indication position to be in the predetermined positional relationship when there is no location marker associated with a set time zone, during display relating to the set time zone for a date and time to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke HASEGAWA
  • Publication number: 20170363939
    Abstract: Provided is a cooling device including: a fixing member including a holding part to hold a heat-generation member; a body; and a protrusion extending from the body; and an internal case configured to store the fixing member, the internal case having a hole at a position where the fixing member is disposed, through which the protrusion passes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170366790
    Abstract: A sealing unit has a case including an opening portion having an attachment surface, a seal member including an annular flat plate portion and an annular rib portion provided to rise from one flat plate surface of the annular flat plate portion and made of an elastic material, an attachment member including an annular attachment surface, a fixing member, and a fastening member, and an outer circumferential surface of the annular rib portion is brought into abutment with the attachment surface of the opening portion, an inner circumferential surface of the annular rib portion is brought into abutment with the attachment surface of the attachment member, the fixing member comes into abutment with the other flat plate surface of the seal member and is fixed to the attachment member, and the fastening member comes into abutment with the other flat surface and is fixed to the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu JOBI
  • Publication number: 20170366871
    Abstract: An output control system and the like that can control output of a content having a quality the user desires is provided. A client transmits a video content output request to a server. Receiving the output request from the client, the server transmits an advertising content to the client. The client transmits output information presenting the viewing time of the advertising content to the server. The server outputs to the client a video content having a quality corresponding to the viewing time presented by the acquired output information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu KANDA, Akihito IWADATE, Shigekatsu MORIYA, Yuji ABE
  • Patent number: 9846412
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a solar panel including a solar cell, the solar cell including a plurality of light receiving regions and a connecting region, the connecting region having a width narrower than widths of the plurality of light receiving regions and connecting the plurality of light receiving regions, wherein a conductive reinforcing material made of a conductive material is provided in the connecting region and is electrically connected to the plurality of light receiving regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Abe, Masakuni Iwanaga, Junro Yano, Yuta Saito
  • Patent number: 9846402
    Abstract: A static charge eliminator includes an abutment member which abuts on a print target medium so as to eliminate static charge on a lower flow side than a position where the print target medium separates from and comes in contact with a predetermined roller on a conveyance path of the print target medium, and a supporting member which supports the abutment member such that the abutment member rotates around a rotation axis of the roller, in which the supporting member rotates while following a change in a pressing force from the print target medium via the abutment member which occurs when a winding angle using the position where the print target medium separates from and comes in contact with the roller as a reference point is changed in accordance with a winding amount of the print target medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Numazu, Yasuhiro Tsuyuki
  • Patent number: 9848096
    Abstract: A user is allowed to set contents of imaging work for digitization of a book using a page turning device to turn over each page of the book in a spread state from an original position to a destination position and settings of the imaging work are stored in advance. When a user commands initiation of the imaging work, the stored settings are confirmed and an imaging operation screen to present, to the user, guidance information related to an imaging procedure corresponding to the settings is separately displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Naoaki Misaki, Ryo Nimura
  • Patent number: 9843387
    Abstract: When necessary process times in a reception apparatus for a determination on a change area, a determination on the color of the change area, and a decoding of bit data stream exceed a predetermined time from a frame acquiring timing, and a process delay would occur, an image generator acquires a frame. In addition, a decoder temporarily stores the frame in a memory, and thereafter at a predetermined timing performs the determination on the change area, the determination on the color of the change area, and the decoding of the bit data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotomo Miyamoto, Hideaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 9843780
    Abstract: A projector includes alight source unit including a light source, a luminescent wheel having light source segments receiving light from the light source to emit different wavelength ranges of light, a color wheel separate from the luminescent wheel that has a first transmission area transmitting light, in visible light, existing in a certain range of wavelengths and a second transmission area transmitting light existing in a range of wavelengths broader than that of the light transmitted through the first transmission area and on to which the different wavelength ranges of light from the luminescent wheel are shone, and a control module controlling not only the luminescent wheel and the color wheel so that they are synchronized with each other but also the light source so that the light emitted from the light source is sequentially shone on to the light source segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9836836
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus 100 of diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, comprising: a memorizing step of memorizing the captured image (Step S12), and a processing step of processing the captured image memorized (Step S13), wherein in the processing step a region to be diagnosed is subjected to a highlighting process with a specified color thereof maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hamada, Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Masaru Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sato
  • Patent number: 9837700
    Abstract: An antenna device of the present invention includes, in one aspect: a patch antenna having a resonant frequency at a first frequency; and a loop antenna having a resonant frequency at a second frequency that is different from the first frequency. A loop length of the loop antenna is such that standing waves are generated in the loop antenna when the loop antenna receives radio waves of the first frequency, and the patch antenna is disposed so as to magnetically couple with the loop antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Yagi, Youichi Ushigome
  • Patent number: 9838490
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to perform operations including: storing group IDs; acquiring device IDs and calculation data items from a plurality of calculation devices, respectively, each device ID and each calculation data item being in association with each other; registering names in association with the acquired device IDs; and transmitting (i) the registered names corresponding to the acquired device IDs, in association with the stored group IDs, to a server and (ii) the calculation data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs, in association with the stored group IDs, to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Akae
  • Patent number: 9829862
    Abstract: A driving unit includes a rotor, a plurality of vibratory members, and a driving circuit. The vibratory members each include an action part in contact with the outer periphery of the rotor and a motional part including an expansion-and-contraction driver to expand and contract in response to an applied voltage. The motional part allows the action part to slide along the rotational direction of the rotor. The driving circuit applies voltages to the expansion-and-contraction drivers. The vibratory members are disposed in such a way that the action parts of the vibratory members hold the rotor between the action parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideo Takenawa
  • Patent number: 9830069
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus of the present application includes a drawing unit that draws a line on an image in a drawing area displayed in a fixed mode, which displays an image by fixing a position of the image; a judgment unit that judges whether a position of the line during drawing by the drawing unit is positioned on a boundary indicating the drawing area; a mode switching unit that switches from the fixed mode to a predetermined mode other than the fixed mode in a case in which the position during drawing is judged as being positioned on the boundary indicating the drawing area by the judgment unit; and a display control unit that executes control to display the image based on the mode switched by the mode switching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuji Makino, Kouichi Nakagome
  • Publication number: 20170337899
    Abstract: An electronic device including a display, a memory that stores instructions, and a processor. The processor, under control of the instructions, performs processes including a first display process of controlling the display such that the display displays a code while setting the display with a contrast ratio; and in a case where the code is displayed on the display, a contrast change process of automatically changing the contrast ratio of the display at each of intervals, each of the intervals corresponding to a first duration of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi IWASAKI, Fumio GOTO
  • Publication number: 20170339293
    Abstract: A processor randomly selects a page image group corresponding to a predetermined number of pages, such as five pages, from scan images of all the pages of a book, and clips a predetermined area (evaluation area) from each of the selected page images. Subsequently, the processor performs, on each clipped image, color correction and compression at a compression rate in accordance with an image quality specified via a user interface, and derives the data volume of each clipped image subjected to the processing. In addition, based on the data volumes of the clipped images subjected to the processing, the processor derives estimated one page data volumes Then, by using the estimated one page data volumes, the processor derives an estimated data volume of a digital book corresponding to the total pages of the book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo NIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170334214
    Abstract: A system for forming a structure on a print medium 1 includes: a print unit (print device) 10 for printing an electromagnetic wave-heat conversion layer for converting electromagnetic waves into heat, on a medium including an expansion layer that expands by heating; an expansion unit (expansion device) 20 aligned laterally with the print unit 10, for expanding the expansion layer by irradiating the medium with electromagnetic waves; and a top plate 30 covering the print unit 10 and the expansion unit 20 from above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi USHIGOME, Satoshi KUROSAWA, Junichi ONO
  • Patent number: 9823625
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a dial, a module and a solar panel. The module is arranged under the dial and including a circular polarization antenna which includes a power feed point and a radiating electrode. The solar panel is arranged between the dial and the module and has an area corresponding to an area of the dial in a face direction thereof. The solar panel is constituted by a plurality of solar cells including a solar cell that has a light receiving surface arranged at a position corresponding to the radiating electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Abe, Masakuni Iwanaga, Junro Yano, Yuta Saito
  • Patent number: 9823608
    Abstract: A label forming method includes while transporting a base sheet having a print surface by a first transportation mechanism, forming a first pattern on the print surface and forming a marker at a prescribed position on the print surface; transporting the base sheet to a second transportation mechanism, the base sheet being transported by the first transportation mechanism and with the first pattern and the marker formed thereon; detecting a position of the marker on the base sheet; determining a position of the first pattern based on the prescribed position on the print surface and the detected marker position; deriving a position to form a second pattern according to the determined position of the first pattern; and while transporting the base sheet by the second transportation mechanism, forming a second pattern at the derived position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Sato
  • Patent number: 9820547
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a drawing unit holding a drawing tool for drawing on a drawing target surface in contact with the drawing target surface having a curved shape along a first direction and moving the drawing tool; and a control unit controlling the drawing unit. The control unit controls the drawing unit to perform an operation in which the drawing tool moves on a first and second regions adjacent in the first direction of the drawing target surface along a second direction crossing with the first direction in a state in which the drawing tool is in contact with the drawing target surface, then drawing tool draws on the first and second regions, and an operation in which the drawing tool moves between the first and second regions in a state in which the drawing tool is separated from the drawing target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9823612
    Abstract: A printing device includes a first ejector that ejects a recording medium to an exterior, a second ejector that enhances a rigidity of the recording medium more than by the first ejector, and ejects the recording medium to the exterior, and an ejector selector that selects either the first ejector or the second ejector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Numazu, Toshio Nagasaka, Toshiaki Yajima
  • Patent number: 9823356
    Abstract: A GPS receiving apparatus according to the present invention includes: a GPS radio wave receiving unit that receives GPS radio waves; a walking state determination unit that determines a walking state of a wearer continuously for a predetermined interval; a storage unit that stores walking information determined by way of the walking state determination unit; a determination unit that determines whether being a state in which GPS radio waves can be received, based on a series of the walking states stored in the storage unit; and a control unit that causes reception of GPS radio waves to be carried out by way of the GPS radio wave receiving unit, in a case of being determined by way of the determination unit as being a state in which GPS radio waves can be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Sambongi
  • Patent number: 9823463
    Abstract: To provide a light source unit whose overall size is relatively small and a projector which incorporates the light source unit, there is provided a light source unit including a first light source device for emitting light in a first wavelength range, a second light source device which is disposed on an axis of the light in the first wavelength range and having a luminescent light emitting area for emitting light in a second wavelength range by receiving the light in the first wavelength range, and a third light source device which is disposed on the axis of the light in the first wavelength range so as to face the first light source device for emitting light in a third wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Umamine
  • Patent number: 9818387
    Abstract: An electronic stringed musical instrument is provided which is capable of performing string-pressing detection while maintain a neck strength without lowering reliability. Here, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags where wiring is not necessary are arranged between frets for each of the first to sixth strings, whereby its neck strength is maintained. When a string comes close to an RFID tag in response to a string-pressing operation, the RFID tag wirelessly transmits first identification information including at least its own “fret number (string-pressed point)” using electrical power acquired by receiving a radio wave transmitted from the string that functions as an antenna. Then, this information is received and demodulated via the string that functions as an antenna. That is, the string-pressed point is detected by non-contact detection, so that string-pressing detection can be performed without lowering reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Dejima
  • Patent number: 9818183
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of processing an image in a diagnostic apparatus 100 of diagnosing a disease using a captured image of an affected area, comprising: a separating step of separating the captured image into a brightness component and a color information component; and an extracting step of extracting a region to be diagnosed based on the brightness component or the color information component of the configured image to highlight likeness of the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hamada, Mitsuyasu Nakajima, Masaru Tanaka, Toshitsugu Sato
  • Patent number: 9817628
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display system including a first display terminal and a second display terminal. The first display terminal includes a first display unit, an acquiring unit configured to acquire information indicating display content which are being displayed by the first display unit, and a sending unit configured to send the information indicating the display content acquired by the acquiring unit to the second display terminal which is communicatably connected to the first display terminal. The second display terminal includes a second display unit, a receiving unit configured to receive the information indicating the display content which is sent from the first display terminal, and a control unit configured to control the second display unit to display relevant information which is related to the display content of the first display unit based on the information indicating the display content received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadahiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9817304
    Abstract: There is provided a light source unit comprising a first light source having a solid light emitting device, a second light source having a luminescent material layer which emits light in a wavelength range which is different from light in a wavelength range which is emitted from the first light source by using the light emitted from the first light source as an excitation light source, and an optical device which is disposed between the first light source and the second light source, wherein the optical device has a dichroic layer which transmits a pencil of light emitted by the first light source and reflects a pencil of light emitted by the second light source, and a diffusing layer which diffuses the pencil of light emitted from the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ogino
  • Patent number: 9817370
    Abstract: A pointer including a pointer body formed using a carbon fiber textile sheet having a carbon fiber woven thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masao Amano
  • Patent number: 9818374
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light source unit which emits fluorescence light to a display element which displays an image by using the fluorescence light including an excitation light source which emits excitation light, a fluorescent plate including a fluorescence emission region on a surface of a circular substrate which emits the fluorescence light by the fluorescence emission region being irradiated with the excitation light from the excitation light source, a drive unit which rotates the fluorescent plate in a circumferential direction and a control unit which controls the excitation light source and the drive unit. And the control unit controls the drive unit so that a display frequency of the display element and a rotation frequency of the fluorescent plate fulfill formula (1) j×display frequency=k×rotation frequency (j, k are integers, j>k)??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Ishizu, Toshiharu Arai
  • Patent number: 9811816
    Abstract: To enable registration of a commodity without interrupting the flow of sales registration by an operator, a commodity identification device 2 specifically includes: a camera 27 that takes an image of an object that an operator holds over the camera; and a CPU 211 that is configured to, when the object is recognized from an image taken by the camera 27 and the object recognized is compared with reference images of each commodity in plurality of directions, and when the object is similar to a plurality of commodities, specify reference images having a noticeable difference, and guide the operator to rotate the object so that the object in the direction corresponding to the specified reference images is directed toward the camera 27.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Sato
  • Patent number: 9808068
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes an object insertion portion into which an object is inserted, the object being at least one finger or toe having a nail, a plurality of pressing units which apply pressing forces to the object inserted in the object insertion portion to hold the object in the object insertion portion and a processor which controls the pressing forces applied by the plurality of pressing units respectively to adjust an inclination in a width direction of the nail of the object inserted in the object insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9804572
    Abstract: A hand-moving mechanism configured to move a hand, the hand-moving mechanism including a stepping motor that includes a plurality of coils and that rotates a rotational shaft thereof in forward and reverse directions; a wheel train mechanism that includes a plurality of gears including one gear which is coupled to the rotational shaft of the stepping motor, and another gear which is coupled to the hand; and a motor driving control unit that individually controls energization to each coil to drive the stepping motor. A number of the coils to be simultaneously energized in a display hand-moving operation is different from a number of the coils to be simultaneously energized in a non-display hand-moving operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Junro Yano
  • Patent number: 9805484
    Abstract: A graph display control device includes a formula display control unit, a graph display control unit and an operation-display-element display control unit. The formula display control unit displays a plurality of function formulas containing parameters on a display unit. The graph display control unit displays a graph image corresponding to one of the plurality of function formulas displayed by the formula display control unit, on the display unit so as to be discriminable according to the plurality of function formulas. The operation-display-element display control unit discriminately displays an operation display element for designating a numerical value of a parameter contained in at least one of the plurality of function formulas, on the display unit in correspondence to the graph images respectively displayed discriminately in relation to the function formulas by the graph display control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Endo, Kentaro Suzuki, Kosuke Karoji
  • Patent number: 9805485
    Abstract: A graph display control apparatus displays a first operation display element for varying, within a preset range, a value of a coefficient included in a function expression; displays a graph image corresponding to the function expression based on the value of the coefficient which is varied in accordance with a user operation of the first operation display element; designates, in accordance with a user operation, a partial variation range of the set variation range of the value of the coefficient; displays a second operation display element for varying the value of the coefficient within the designated partial variation range of the value of the coefficient; and re-displays the graph image displayed based on the value of the coefficient which is varied in accordance with a user operation of the second operation display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Endo
  • Patent number: 9804480
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Tachibana, Toshiaki Kanamura, Hirokazu Hasegawa, Marie Hashimoto, Akihiro Miyahara
  • Patent number: 9805711
    Abstract: A sound synthesis device that includes a processor configured to perform the following: extracting intonation information from prosodic information contained in sound data and digitally smoothing the extracted intonation information to obtain smoothed intonation information; obtaining a plurality of digital sound units based on text data and concatenating the plurality of digital sound units so as to construct a concatenated series of digital sound units that corresponds to the text data; and modifying the concatenated series of digital sound units in accordance with the smoothed intonation information with respect to at least one of parameters of the concatenated series of digital sound units to generate synthesized sound data corresponding to the text data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyuta Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9804569
    Abstract: A hand unit for a timepiece, including: a hand for indicating time; and an attachment member including a support part attached to a rotational center of the hand so as to support the hand, and a cylindrical part defining a rotational axis of the hand and configured to be attached to a rotating shaft in the timepiece, the cylindrical part continuing from the support part extending towards a rear side of the timepiece along the rotational axis, wherein a bottom of the cylindrical part is at a position that is approximately the same or lower than a tip of the hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Enta, Junro Yano
  • Patent number: 9798356
    Abstract: A band, including: a device which has a part to be protected; and a protective frame which has a soft section that is easily deformed and a hard section that is less easily deformed than the soft section, the hard section being connected to the soft section and disposed at a portion where the part to be protected is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9799116
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus includes a mounting section where an object having a nail is mounted, and an inclination detection unit that detects a degree of an inclination of the nail in a width direction of the nail with respect to a reference state of the nail based on a shape of at least one target image along the width direction of the object, the target image being formed on the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Kafuku
  • Patent number: 9799129
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device includes a processor. The processor is configured to perform: formula input process of inputting a plurality of pieces of formula data in association with respective formula numbers through a user operation; a formula setting process of setting formula data in the pieces of formula data input by the formula input process as an output target by the user operation; cited formula extraction process of extracting another formula data in the pieces of formula data when the formula data set by the formula setting process cites a formula number of the another formula data; and a data output process of outputting the set formula data with the extracted another formula data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miki Suzuki, Hiroaki Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Uejima, Manato Ono, Saburo Kamitani, Akiko Muraki
  • Patent number: 9798016
    Abstract: A present invention relates to a positioning processing apparatus including: an orbit information receiving unit that receives Ephemeris relating to an orbit of a GPS satellite from the GPS satellite; a predicted orbit information receiving unit that receives a predicted value of the Ephemeris via a network from a server in which the Ephemeris is accumulated in advance; a power feeding unit that performs control relating to electric power supply; a first determination unit that determines a state of electric power supply; a selection unit that selects the orbit information receiving unit or the predicted orbit information receiving unit based on the state of electric power supply determined; and a positioning unit that performs positioning based on the Ephemeris or a predicted value of the Ephemeris received by the orbit information receiving unit or the predicted orbit information receiving unit selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto Toda
  • Patent number: 9800847
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a laser diode and a collimator lens having an entrance portion and an exit portion, with light emitted from the laser diode being incident light which is caused to enter the collimator lens. The laser diode is disposed so that a direction of a major axis of an elliptic cross section which intersects an axis of the incident light at right angles is defined as a direction of a first axis, and the entrance portion includes an elongated recess portion which is formed into a recess shape which is curved inwards towards a direction in which the incident light exits. In addition, a recessed edge of the elongated recess portion in a cross section, which intersects the first axis at right angles, is formed into an arc shape, and the incident light which enters the entrance portion is caused to exit from the exit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kurosaki
  • Publication number: 20170300013
    Abstract: An information display device comprising a processor, the processor executing: time information acquiring processing of acquiring time information; azimuth information acquiring processing of acquiring azimuth information; coordinate setting processing of setting a time coordinate system for display of the time information on a display image and setting an azimuth coordinate system for display of the azimuth information on the display image; and display control processing of displaying particular time information acquired by the time information acquiring processing, in the time coordinate system set on the display image and particular azimuth information acquired by the azimuth information acquiring processing, in the azimuth coordinate system set on the display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi SATOU, Megumi SHIGETA
  • Publication number: 20170303336
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuho KYOU, Makoto NAKAGAWA, Takaomi YONEKURA