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

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  • Patent number: 9759992
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a projection apparatus including: a first screen; a projection unit configured to project an image on a projection area including the first screen; a second screen configured to be capable of being disposed at a position within the projection area of projection by the projection unit and away from the first screen; a shifting mechanism configured to shift the second screen; and a screen controller configured to shift the second screen by the shifting mechanism in accordance with an image which is projected by the projection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9760787
    Abstract: A document camera system includes a page-turning device, an image pickup unit, a specification unit, a recognition unit, a determination unit and a notification unit. The page-turning device turns pages of a book. The image pickup unit picks up an image of each turned page. The specification unit specifies a page number portion in the image picked up by the image pickup unit. The recognition unit recognizes characters in the page number portion specified by the specification unit to identify a page number. The determination unit determines correctness of the order of the page numbers identified by the recognition unit. The notification unit notifies a user of an error when the determination unit determines that the order of the page numbers is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9761200
    Abstract: A commercial product configured to detect operation to the commercial product and to transmit the detected result, and a digital signage including a signage board configured to output visual content, a content storing unit which stores visual content corresponding to each of a plurality of kinds of operation of the commercial product, a communication unit configured to receive a result of detection from a transmission unit of a detection apparatus, a CPU configured to read corresponding visual content from the storing unit based on the received result of the detection and to make the signage board output the read visual content are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kawashimo
  • Patent number: 9760063
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece including: an operating unit which performs an operation including at least one of transmission, reception and generation of electromagnetic waves of a predetermined strength or more; a display unit which displays information; a reception unit which receives a predetermined operation for switching a display content by the display unit between display contents according to a plurality of functions; an output control unit which sets the display content to be a basic display according to a predetermined basic function when the reception unit continuously receives the predetermined operation for a first predetermined time; and a setting unit which switches on/off of the operation of the operating unit between an operation allowed state and an operation prohibited state when the reception unit continuously receives the predetermined operation for a second predetermined time longer than the first predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20170255170
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprises a communicator that receives a standard time from an external apparatus, a manipulation receiver that receives a time correction action from a user, and a controller that performs a timing processing for clocking time and a time correction processing for correcting the time clocked by the timing processing, on the basis of the standard time received by the communicator, or on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver. The controller changes processing contents of the time correction processing until a prescribed time interval has elapsed, when the time clocked by the timing processing is corrected on the basis of the time correction action received by the manipulation receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi MOROHOSHI, Hirohisa MARUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20170255166
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a decorative member, including: molding a base with a mold having a transferring surface, the transferring surface having a recessed area and the other area, the recessed area and the other area having different surface roughnesses in the base in a finished state; and treating a surface of the base molded by the transferring surface of the mold under a single condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro SUZUKI, Kazuma KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170255916
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus of the invention includes an acceptance unit that accepts sale registration of an item or service, and an output unit that derives a tax amount or tax-inclusive price of the item or service whose sale registration has been accepted by the acceptance unit based on a predetermined tax rate, and output the derived tax amount or tax-inclusive price, and if a first tax rate is applied to the item or service whose sale registration has been accepted by the acceptance unit, the output unit derives a difference between a tax amount or tax-inclusive price of a case where the first tax rate is applied to the item or service and a tax amount or tax-inclusive price of a case where a second tax rate different from the first tax rate is applied to the item or service, and also outputs the derived difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki ITAKURA
  • Patent number: 9753907
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an input unit, a display unit, a designation unit and an update unit. The input unit inputs a plurality of parts configuring one character. The display unit displays the plurality of parts. The designation unit designates one or more parts selected from the plurality of parts by a user. The update unit updates a display on the display unit such that the designated one or more parts are deleted from the one character and the other parts are remained displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo Ozawa
  • Patent number: 9753359
    Abstract: A projection apparatus includes a light source to emit a light beam, an image display element to provide image information to the light beam, and a noise reduction mechanism disposed between the light source and the image display element. The noise reduction mechanism includes an optical element to transmit the light beam emitted from the light source, a dielectric elastomer fixed to the optical element, and first and second electrodes provided on first and second surfaces of the dielectric elastomer, respectively. The dielectric elastomer is deformed in accordance with the application of a voltage across the first and second electrodes to moves the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naotsugu Ogura, Kazumasa Baba, Hiromitsu Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9756463
    Abstract: A timer unit to counts a current date and time, a current position acquisition unit to acquire a current position, a determination unit to determine a time zone in which the acquired current position is included, and a local time acquisition unit to calculate local time corresponding to a time difference of the time zone determined by the determination unit are included. When a boundary line of the time zone is along a coastline, the determination unit changes the boundary line from the coastline to a side of a sea in a predetermined distance range and determines a time zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Sambongi, Masatoshi Watanuki
  • Patent number: 9754621
    Abstract: An audio recording apparatus comprises: a recording process for recording audio; a receiving process for receiving an indicated go-back time; and a processor that executes an information appending process that appends information associated with a time going back by the go-back time from a base time, linked to audio in the recording, in accordance with a user's instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9753360
    Abstract: To provide a heat dissipating device which enables the fabrication of a small and highly bright light source unit and a light source unit and a projector which include this heat dissipating device, a heat dissipating device is provided which includes a fixing portion which fixes a first light source, a first heat dissipating portion having a plurality of fins provided on a rear surface side of the fixing portion, a flat plate portion erected from the fixing portion and a second heat dissipating portion having a plurality of fins provided on the flat plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyohiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 9754156
    Abstract: A content output apparatus includes: a detector for detecting a user; an extractor for extracting a feature of the user detected by the detector; and a controller for controlling a reproduction speed of content to be output to a display, based on the feature extracted by the extractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kawashimo
  • Patent number: 9754024
    Abstract: A voice retrieval apparatus executes processes of: obtaining, from a time length memory, a continuous time length for each phoneme contained in a phoneme string of a retrieval string; obtaining user-specified information on an utterance rate; changing the continuous time length for each obtained phoneme in accordance with the obtained information; deriving, based on the changed continuous time length, an utterance time length of voices corresponding to the retrieval string; specifying a plurality of likelihood obtainment segments of the derived utterance time length in a time length of a retrieval sound signal; obtaining a likelihood showing a plausibility that the specified likelihood obtainment segment is a segment where the voices are uttered; and identifying, based on the obtained likelihood, an estimation segment where, within the retrieval sound signal, utterance of the voices is estimated, the estimation segment being identified for each specified likelihood obtainment segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Tomita
  • Publication number: 20170248920
    Abstract: A dial including: a rotating body which is provided to be rotatable; and a dial main body which includes a covering section that covers a peripheral portion of the rotating body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichiro SUZUKI, Kazuma KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20170249825
    Abstract: A warning notification device includes a sensor, a notification unit, and a processor. The processor is configured to calculate a water depth from an output of the sensor every predetermined time and to calculate a surfacing amount from a change in the calculated water depth every predetermined time. When a long-term surfacing speed condition, which is to be determined on the basis of the surfacing amounts of a first number, is satisfied or when a short-term surfacing speed condition, which is to be determined on the basis of the recent surfacing amounts of a second number smaller than the first number, is satisfied, the processor enables the notification unit to issue a warning of a surfacing operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi MIYAKE, Tatsuyoshi OMURA
  • Patent number: 9743740
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus is provided with a drawing unit which applies a drawing on a nail of a subject which is a finger or a toe; and a control unit which controls operation of the drawing unit. The control unit extracts a first feature part in a first area which is inside area of a first subject outline of the subject in a first subject image acquired by imaging the subject after a first drawing has been applied on the nail, acquires a position of the nail in the first subject image on the basis of the first feature part and a second feature part which is extracted in a second area which is inside area of a second subject outline of a second subject image except an area of the nail, the second subject image is acquired by imaging the subject which the drawing has not been applied; and controls a drawing position of the drawing unit when the drawing unit applies a second drawing on the nail after the first subject image is acquired, on the basis of the position of the nail in the first subject image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Teshima
  • Patent number: 9746835
    Abstract: A radio-controlled timepiece includes: a radio wave reception unit that receives satellite waves and extracts an incoming code sequence encoded in the received satellite waves; a counter unit that counts a date/time of the radio-controlled timepiece; and a processor that: generates an expected code sequence containing at least a portion of a preamble code and a code generated on the basis of the date/time counted by the counter unit that are expected to be part of the incoming code sequence that is extracted, detects a match between the expected code sequence that has been generated and the incoming code sequence by sequentially comparing the expected code sequence with the incoming code sequence, and acquires a present date/time, as indicated by the satellite waves, in accordance with a detection timing of the match, as measured by the data/time counted by the counter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsue, Hideo Abe, Kazuaki Abe
  • Patent number: 9749516
    Abstract: In synchronous interval photographing by a plurality of imaging apparatuses, an imaging apparatus functioning as a master clocks a photographing interval in the interval photographing, sequentially generates photographing instruction signals at clocked photographing intervals, instructs its own imaging section to perform image photographing every time a photographing instruction signal is generated, and transmits the photographing instruction signal to the other imaging apparatus. The imaging apparatus functioning as the slave instructs its own imaging section to perform image photographing every time a photographing instruction signal is received from the imaging apparatus functioning as the master.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Kiso
  • Patent number: 9747572
    Abstract: An exercise support device of the present invention includes a detecting section which detects motion data related to a motion status of a user performing an exercise and an swing-angle obtaining section which obtains an swing angle of the user and an information notifying section which notifies the user of exercise support information for guiding the swing angle to a suitable angle. When the user is in a specific motion state with an swing motion of a part which is an arm or a leg of the user, the swing-angle obtaining section successively tracks a swing status in one cycle of the swing motion in the specific motion state based on the motion data detected by the detecting section, and obtains a maximum value of differences between angles of the part of the user at two different timings in the one cycle as the swing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9749601
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an imager that images a multi-view image in which plural sub-images from plural viewpoints are aligned, a display that displays images; and a Central Processing Unit (CPU). The CPU is configured to: generate a main reconstruction image for viewing display after photographing by a main image generation process from the sub-images of the multi-view image, and store the main reconstruction image; obtain image displacement degrees for the sub-images respectively, wherein each of the image displacement degrees indicates a displacement between a position of a predetermined part in a sub-image and a position of a part corresponding to a photographic object captured in the predetermined part in another sub-image; determine a clipping size of partial images clipped from a predetermined range of the sub-images included in the multi-view image; and cause the display to display the main reconstruction image in the viewing display after the photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9744788
    Abstract: A stamp-face platemaking device transports a medium holder inserted into a plate insertion portion to a printing unit. The medium holder holds a stamp face material at a center portion of a plate-like member, and has a cutout portion in one side end portion thereof. An optical sensor detects the top end portion of the medium holder on a sensor scanning line in the inserting direction, and the cutout start point and the cutout end point of the cutout portion. The size of the stamp face material in the inserting direction and/or the size of the stamp face material in a direction perpendicular to the inserting direction are set based on the positions of two of the detected end portions. When the cutout end point is detected, platemaking with the stamp face material is started. The cutout portion can have a wedge-like shape or a U-shape, or can change its positions and/or sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Yuno, Tadashi Arii
  • Publication number: 20170243613
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display and a CPU that is configured to: select, as a group, a plurality of moving images as a group of target moving images to be played back simultaneously or in sequence; specify a plurality of spatial or temporal playback relationships for playing back the group of target moving images simultaneously or in sequence; generate a plurality of groups of thumbnails representing the plurality of specified spatial or temporal playback relationships, such that each group of thumbnails includes one thumbnail corresponding to each of the target moving images to be played back, and such that each group of thumbnails visually represents a respective one of the specified the spatial or temporal playback relationships; and display the plurality of groups of thumbnails representing the plurality of specified spatial or temporal playback relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuto YAMAMOTO, Shohei SAKAMOTO, Kanako NAKANO, Jun MURAKI
  • Patent number: 9743048
    Abstract: A CPU of a camera unit controls a communication section to transmit live view images captured by an imaging section to a remote control unit. Further, in the case of receiving a rotation angle of the remote control unit (an angle with respect to the horizontal direction of a display surface of a display section of the remote control unit) transmitted from the remote control unit, the CPU sets a trimming frame for an image captured by the imaging section based on the rotation angle. In the case of receiving an image-taking instruction from the remote control unit, the CPU crops the image along a trimming frame at that point of time and stores the cropped image in a recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori Yanagi
  • Publication number: 20170237952
    Abstract: A luminescent wheel includes a reflecting plate on which a diffuse plate and a luminescent material layer are provided in an end-to-end relationship with each other in a circumferential direction, a first supporting plate which is provided on one surface of the reflecting plate to support part of the diffuse plate, and a second supporting plate which is provided on the other surface of the reflecting plate to support part of the diffuse plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi MIYAZAKI
  • Patent number: 9734871
    Abstract: A voice retrieval apparatus includes a display, a memory, and a processor executing a voice recording process of storing recorded voices in the memory, an accepting process of accepting a retrieval term, a retrieval process of retrieving, from the recorded voices, a candidate segment where an utterance of the accepted retrieval term is estimated, a replay process of replaying voices in the candidate segment retrieved in the retrieval process, and a display control process of adding a marking to display information indicating a transition of the recorded voices in time based on the replay result of the voices in the candidate segment in the replay process, and displaying the display information with the marking on the display, the marking specifying an utterance location of the voices in the candidate segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9736441
    Abstract: A high resolution photographed image, picked up by a camera device, is projected by using a projector. In a case where there is a magnifying operation of a display image that is projected, image data of the display image that is reduced in accordance with the resolution at the projector side, is not magnified, but the image data of a display region corresponding to the size of a requested magnification ratio in the original photographed image, is reduced, to project a magnified image that is a display image based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Morichika
  • Patent number: 9731494
    Abstract: A method of determining a value of density of a heat absorbing agent to be applied to a target pixel on a medium, wherein the medium is distended, when heated, the value of density of the heat absorbing agent is a density value of the heat absorbing agent that is applied to the medium before heated, and density values of the heat absorbing agent are set for plural pixels on the medium, the method comprising, calculating a first average density value of first plural pixels in the vicinity of the target pixel among the plural pixels, calculating a second average density value of second plural pixels in the vicinity of the target pixel, and determining a density value of the heat absorbing agent based on the calculated first average density value and second average density value, when a density value applied to the target pixel satisfies a first prescribed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 9734767
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first processor, a second processor, and a light source. The first and second processors are configured such that the first processor can be shifted from a control state of controlling the light source to a non-control state of not controlling the light source and such that the second processor can be shifted from the non-control state of not controlling the light source to the control state of controlling the light source, along with a shift of the first processor from an operating state to a non-operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9734604
    Abstract: A graphic display control device includes: a display screen; and a processor configured to perform: a graphic display control process to perform control to display a polygon on the display screen; a graphic value setting process to set a value denoting a characteristic for at least one of an angle and a side of the displayed polygon; an angle range determining process to determine a range of possible angle value as the value denoting the characteristic for a target angle of the displayed polygon based on the value denoting the characteristic set by the graphic value setting process; and an angle range display control process to perform control to display the range of possible angle value determined by the angle range determining process for the target angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Endo
  • Publication number: 20170229764
    Abstract: An antenna device including an antenna element which transmits or receives an electromagnetic wave having a specific frequency by being supplied with electric power; a conductive element which is a parasitic element; and a square-shaped housing which includes a wall-thickness portion having a predetermined wall thickness. The antenna element is provided inside the square-shaped housing. The conductive element is provided only inside the wall-thickness portion which is included in any one side of the square-shaped housing, is electromagnetically coupled to the antenna element without being galvanically connected with other components, resonates with the specific frequency, and transmits or receives the electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka AOKI, Shigeru YAGI, Kaoru YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20170225037
    Abstract: A training support system supports a user in performing physical training, wherein the physical training includes first training performed using a training machine and second training performed without using the training machine, the system consisting of a sensor attached on the user to obtain information of the user, a second-training information collecting unit for collecting from the sensor exercise information indicating an exercise volume of the second training, and a first-training menu notifying unit for preparing a menu of the first training reflecting the exercise information of the second training collected by the sensor and notifying the prepared menu of the first training to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi MACHIDA
  • Patent number: 9729798
    Abstract: An image-capturing apparatus includes the following. An image-capturing unit performs exposure of each frame to generate a captured image of a subject. A changing unit changes an image-capturing direction of the image-capturing unit. A control unit controls the changing unit to change the image-capturing direction of the image-capturing unit. The control unit determines a valid term in which the image-capturing direction is changed according to an exposure term of the image-capturing unit. The control unit controls the changing unit to change the image-capturing direction during the determined valid term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9729737
    Abstract: An image reader includes a first judging section which judges whether a newly captured image is an image obtained by page-turning of a book to a destination position of the page; a temporary storage section which temporarily stores the newly captured image as a previous captured image when it is judges that the newly captured image is not an image obtained by page-turning to a destination position; a second judging section which, prior to temporarily storing the newly captured image as a previous captured image, judges whether, based on a latest image temporarily stored as a previous captured image and the newly captured image to be temporarily stored, the latest captured image and the newly captured image are an image of same pages; and a determining section which determines the latest captured image as a storage target when it is judged that the latest captured image and the newly captured image are not an image of a same page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyasu Yamane
  • Patent number: 9729794
    Abstract: In a smartphone, the imaging mode of an imager or the display mode of a display is changed from a normal mode when an image of an optical communication region is captured. More specifically, a process of lowering the contrast of the entire image (frame), a process of superimposing an icon image on the candidate region, a masking process for lowering the contrast of the candidate region, a process of reducing the count of display frames by image averaging or thinning, or a zoom limiting process of limiting the upper limit of the zoom ratio of the imager or the upper limit of the enlarged display magnification on the display is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20170215549
    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: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TESHIMA, Kouichi NAKAGOME
  • Publication number: 20170223252
    Abstract: A camera operation apparatus including a display unit; and a processor which is configured to: list and display a profile image that is identification information of each camera corresponding to each of a plurality of cameras capable of synchronous photographing on a screen display of the display unit; receive a live view image of the camera corresponding to the profile image selected according to a selection of the profile image listed and displayed; and display the received live view image on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi TANAKA, Kazuaki HAGIWARA, Kazuya NARA, Toshiya KISO
  • Patent number: 9723281
    Abstract: In a projector, a comparator included in a trapezoid correction unit compares the aspect ratio of a rectangular input unit with that of the device area. A projection area determination unit determines an effective projection area that is an area included in the projection area and that is rectangular on the object on the basis of a result of the comparison. The device area determination unit determines an effective device area so that the relation of the effective projection area with the projection area corresponds to the relation of the effective device area with the device area. A geometric transformation unit projects the input image into the effective device area so that the input image is projected without distortion within the effective projection area of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 9720098
    Abstract: The positioning device includes: a GPS processing unit configured to receive a signal from a GPS satellite and measure a position where the positioning device is located; a data storage unit configured to register a planned positioning point where a position is measured; and a GPS control unit configured to control timing to start up the GPS processing unit such that the GPS processing unit be ready in time for measurement at the registered planned positioning point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoto Toda
  • Patent number: 9723546
    Abstract: An objective of the present disclosure is to provide a wireless communication device that is capable of efficiently searching another wireless communication device that is capable of providing a required service. A master device, when the master device receives an advertisement from a slave device, transmits, to the slave device, a scan request that includes information on a requested service that the master device requires. The slave device, which has received the scan request, decides whether or not the slave device itself is capable of providing the requested services, and transmits, to the master device, a scan response that includes a result of the decision. When the decision result included in the scan response indicates that the slave device is capable of providing the requested service, the master device establishes a connection to the slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomida, Tsutomu Terazaki, Ryo Okumura, Toshihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9721194
    Abstract: There is provided an input device which accepts input with a simple operation. A printing device 100 is an input device which accepts the input of input data, including a motion detection section 100a, a determination section, and an acquisition section 100d. The motion detection section 100a detects the motion of the input device. The determination section determines whether an input condition is met. When the determination section determines that the input condition is met, the acquisition section 100d acquires a trajectory of the input device based on the motion of the input device detected by the motion detection section 100a to acquire, as input data, the layout of a pattern corresponding to the trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Naruse
  • Patent number: 9723221
    Abstract: An imaging device shoots a common subject in synchronization with other imaging devices. The imaging device includes a processor. The processor receives states of the other imaging devices, compare an own state of the imaging device with the received states of the other imaging devices, and determine whether the imaging device functions as a main device or a subordinate device for setting an imaging condition. When the processor determines that the imaging device functions as the main device, the processor sends imaging information acquired or determined by the imaging device for shooting the common subject to the subordinate devices. When the processor determines that the imaging device functions as the subordinate device, the processor sets the imaging condition in the imaging device based on the imaging information received from the main device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Iijima, Kazuya Nara, Kouichi Saitou, Toshiya Kiso, Takuya Yamada
  • Patent number: 9720877
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a memory; and a processor. The processor causes a display section to display variables and variable values stored in the memory in a list form, causes the display section to display a first variable specified by a user operation as a first part of an expression, causes the display section to display the variables and the variable values after the first variable is displayed, causes the display section to display a second variable specified by a user operation as a second part of the expression, together with the first part, and calculates the expression based on the first part and the second part by referring to a variable value of the first variable and a variable value of the second variable to obtain a calculation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akiko Muraki
  • Publication number: 20170213664
    Abstract: A key structure includes a key, a key sheet and a supporting portion. The key displaces in a direction. The key sheet is disposed at a side of the key toward which the key displaces and comprises a sheet base portion and a contacting portion that displaces in the displacing direction of the key in accordance with a displacement of the key. The supporting portion is disposed between the key and the sheet base portion and supports one end portion of the key by contacting a member disposed opposite to the supporting portion while the other end portion of the key displaces in the displacing direction of the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motome OSAWA
  • Patent number: 9714834
    Abstract: An electronic device configured to detect arrival at a specified location, includes: a location information acquisition unit configured to acquire current location of the electronic device; a detection range setting unit configured to set detection ranges for detecting arrival of the electronic device at specified locations given the order; and a detection range control unit configured to change the detection ranges according to location status of the electronic device based on relationship between the current location and the specified locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Yahata
  • Patent number: 9716554
    Abstract: An information transmission system includes: an information sending device including a light emitting section that emits light in a plurality of colors, a modulating section that modulates information to be transmitted into signals composed of changes in color, and a light emission control section that controls the light emitting section to emit light while changing color temporally based on the signals generated by the modulating section; and a receiving device including a camera that captures an image having color, and a control and communication section that detects a temporal color change of the light emitting section emitting light by light emission control by the information transmitting device, from images consecutively captured by the camera, decodes the detected color change into information, and outputs the generated information to a display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuo Iizuka, Keiichi Kaneko, Masaaki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20170206878
    Abstract: A device case includes speaker boxes that are formed inside spaces created by placing upper cases that have a larger external shape than a lower case on upper of that lower case, as well as box connectors that are arranged fitting into the speaker boxes in the upper cases so as to contact the ends of peripheral portions of the lower case and fix together the lower case and the upper cases. This makes it possible for the box connectors to seal the spaces between the peripheral portions of the lower case and the peripheral portions of the upper cases. This, in turn, makes it possible to reliably and satisfactorily seal the speaker boxes in an airtight manner even when the external shapes of the lower case and the upper cases that are stacked together are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20170205844
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a calculation data printing apparatus includes a printer and a processor. The processor is configured to execute processes of inputting a plurality of calculation data in accordance with a user operation; causing the printer to print, as first print data, the plurality of calculation data, and calculation result data of the plurality of calculation data; changing at least one of the plurality of calculation data in accordance with a user operation; and causing the printer to print, as second print data, at least one calculation data including the changed calculation data and calculation result data of the plurality of calculation data at least one of which is changed, without printing at least one of the plurality of calculation data printed as the first print data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki YOSHIZAWA
  • Patent number: 9711119
    Abstract: A delay time counter in a DSP cyclically counts a sampling clock from zero to a delay time sampling count and issues a delay time interrupt to a CPU each time the sampling clock count reaches the delay time sampling count. The CPU measures a time difference between each time the DSP issues the delay time interrupt and each time sequence clock interrupts occur a number of times corresponding to the delay time. Then, in order to reduce this time difference, the CPU increases or decreases a maximum count that is set to the sequence clock counter. Therefore, in the next delay process, the shift between the time by which the automatic performance is advanced by the CPU (which is equal to the delay time) and the timing of the delay process executed by the DSP (which is also equal in length to the delay time) will be corrected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 9709958
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stepping motor including a rotor, a stator which includes a rotor accommodating hole, a pair of outer notches to determine positions of saturated magnetic fluxes and inner notches disposed on an inner periphery of the stator around the rotor accommodating hole, the inner notches determining stably stationary positions of the rotor, and a coil block configured by a coil wound around a coil core which is magnetically coupled to the stator, and the outer notches are disposed on an outer periphery of the stator on opposite sides of the rotor accommodating hole. And a line that connects narrowest portions between the outer notches and the rotor accommodating hole and extends through a center of the rotor accommodating hole shifts by a predetermined angle from a line that extends through the center of the rotor accommodating hole and is orthogonal to an extending direction of the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Saito, Hiroyuki Hosobuchi, Junro Yano