Patents by Inventor Munetaka Seo

Munetaka Seo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11497075
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device, a body-worn type device, a communication system, a communication controlling method and a storage medium which make it possible to appropriately perform necessary data communication while more reducing power consumption of the body-worn type device. The electronic device includes a transceiver which performs communication via short-range wireless communication, a memory which stores identification data on each electronic device which is communicable with the body-worn type device via the transceiver, and a processor which, in a case where communication connection is established between any one of the electronic devices which are contained in the identification data and the body-worn type device, operates to perform data transmission and reception between its own device and the body-worn type device via another electronic device that the communication connection with the body-worn type device is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munetaka Seo, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Minami, Shuhei Uchida
  • Publication number: 20220308646
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a multi-use circuit that includes a terminal provided so as be able to be close to a subject and that is capable of being used for both (i) a determination function that determines whether the wearable device is being worn on the subject and (ii) a predetermined function other than the determination function, and a processor configured to execute the determination function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Munetaka SEO
  • Publication number: 20220308240
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a first processor. The first processor obtains a first positioning result and a second positioning result higher in positioning accuracy than the first positioning result. In response to obtaining the first positioning result, the first processor generates, based on the first positioning result, first information having a content corresponding to the positioning accuracy of the first positioning result as information. In response to obtaining the second positioning result, the first processor generates, based on the second positioning result, second information having a content corresponding to the positioning accuracy of the second positioning result as the information. The second information is different from the first information. The first processor outputs the generated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventor: Munetaka SEO
  • Publication number: 20220244774
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a memory; a first processor; a second processor for which power consumption is lower than power consumption of the first processor; a communicator that communicates with an external device; and a switch that switches a connection destination of the communicator to the first processor or the second processor. The second processor is configured to, in a case in which a condition for transitioning to a power suppression state that is an operating state in which power consumption is suppressed is satisfied, connect the communicator by the switch. The first processor is configured to, in a case in which a condition for transitioning to a normal state that is a normal operating state is satisfied, connect the communicator by the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Shuhei UCHIDA, Munetaka SEO
  • Patent number: 11347299
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a memory; a first processor; a second processor for which power consumption is lower than power consumption of the first processor; a communicator that communicates with an external device; and a switch that switches a connection destination of the communicator to the first processor or the second processor. The second processor is configured to, in a case in which a condition for transitioning to a power suppression state that is an operating state in which power consumption is suppressed is satisfied, connect the communicator by the switch. The first processor is configured to, in a case in which a condition for transitioning to a normal state that is a normal operating state is satisfied, connect the communicator by the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Minami, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo
  • Publication number: 20220091567
    Abstract: An electronic device includes first and second processors, and first and second display units. While the first and second processors cooperate with each other and perform a display operation including a time display, the first processor can be set to a normal mode, a low power mode in which a power consumption is lower than a power consumption in the normal mode, or a pause mode in which a power consumption is lower than the power consumption in the low power mode, and the first processor is stopped. In the normal or low power modes, the first processor controls such that the first display unit displays a time, and the second processor controls such that the second display unit does not display a time. In the pause mode, the first display unit is turned off, and the second processor controls such that the second display unit displays a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Hideo SUZUKI, Takashi SUENAGA, Keiichi NOMURA, Shuhei UCHIDA, Munetaka SEO
  • Publication number: 20220086937
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device, a body-worn type device, a communication system, a communication controlling method and a storage medium which make it possible to appropriately perform necessary data communication while more reducing power consumption of the body-worn type device. The electronic device includes a transceiver which performs communication via short-range wireless communication, a memory which stores identification data on each electronic device which is communicable with the body-worn type device via the transceiver, and a processor which, in a case where communication connection is established between any one of the electronic devices which are contained in the identification data and the body-worn type device, operates to perform data transmission and reception between its own device and the body-worn type device via another electronic device that the communication connection with the body-worn type device is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munetaka SEO, Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Shuhei UCHIDA
  • Patent number: 11209895
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first display; a second display for which power consumption is lower than that of the first display; a first communicator; a second communicator for which power consumption is lower than that of the first communicator; a memory; a first processor; a second processor for which power consumption is lower than that of the first processor; and an operation acquirer to, when an operation from a user is acquired, send a wake-up signal that causes the first processor to recover from a sleep state in which power consumption is suppressed to a normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Minami, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo
  • Patent number: 11209781
    Abstract: An electronic device includes first and second processors, and first and second display units. While the first and second processors cooperate with each other and perform a display operation including a time display, the first processor can be set to a normal mode, a low power mode in which a power consumption is lower than a power consumption in the normal mode, or a pause mode in which a power consumption is lower than the power consumption in the low power mode, and the first processor is stopped. In the normal or low power modes, the first processor controls such that the first display unit displays a time, and the second processor controls such that the second display unit does not display a time. In the pause mode, the first display unit is turned off, and the second processor controls such that the second display unit displays a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minami, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo
  • Publication number: 20210373507
    Abstract: An antenna receiving apparatus includes, a first antenna; a second antenna that is synchronized with a frequency band different from the first antenna; a substrate that includes a receiving circuit connected to each of the first antenna and the second antenna; and a back lid that includes a conductor, wherein the conductor is in at least a portion of the back lid. The substrate includes a grounding surface of the first antenna. The substrate and the second antenna are positioned between the first antenna and the back lid. The second antenna is positioned on a side of the substrate opposite of the first antenna, and the second antenna is electrically connected to the conductor of the back lid and grounded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi MATSUE, Munetaka SEO, Hiroshi KATSUDA
  • Patent number: 11157891
    Abstract: An information device makes a payment with a payment terminal through a contactless communication, using amount data of an electronic purse function of a mobile device. The mobile device with the electronic purse function permits the information device to be used for performing payment processing with the payment terminal, using amount data of the electronic purse function of the mobile device. A wearable information device includes an image taking unit configured to take an image of an object in the direction of line of vision of a user, and notifies the information device of the presence or absence of the information device in a taken image. The information device makes a payment with the payment terminal through a contactless communication based on the notification from the wearable information device of the presence or absence of the information device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Minami, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo, Itsuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11068039
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus provided with a touch screen, the electronic apparatus comprising: a first sensor that detects approach of a finger to the touch screen; and a controller that switches, in an inactive state of the touch screen, in a case where the first sensor detects the approach of the finger to the touch screen, an operating state of the touch screen from the inactive state to an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Kitamura, Tsuyoshi Minami, Takashi Suenaga, Munetaka Seo
  • Patent number: 11048322
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor, and a positioning processor. The second processor consumes a reduced amount of power compared to the first processor during an operation. The positioning processor receives radio waves from positioning satellites and converts the radio waves into positioning data. The second processor controls the positioning processor. The second processor stores the positioning data received from the positioning processor. The second processor transfers the stored positioning data to the first processor at a timing determined in accordance with an operating condition of the first processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minami, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Shigeki Kitamura, Munetaka Seo, Toshiya Sakurai
  • Publication number: 20200319699
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a memory; a first processor; a second processor for which power consumption is lower than power consumption of the first processor; a communicator that communicates with an external device; and a switch that switches a connection destination of the communicator to the first processor or the second processor. The second processor is configured to, in a case in which a condition for transitioning to a power suppression state that is an operating state in which power consumption is suppressed is satisfied, connect the communicator by the switch. The first processor is configured to, in a case in which a condition for transitioning to a normal state that is a normal operating state is satisfied, connect the communicator by the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Shuhei UCHIDA, Munetaka SEO
  • Publication number: 20200319698
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first display; a second display for which power consumption is lower than that of the first display; a first communicator; a second communicator for which power consumption is lower than that of the first communicator; a memory; a first processor; a second processor for which power consumption is lower than that of the first processor; and an operation acquirer to, when an operation from a user is acquired, send a wake-up signal that causes the first processor to recover from a sleep state in which power consumption is suppressed to a normal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Shuhei UCHIDA, Munetaka SEO
  • Patent number: 10747294
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minami, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Munetaka Seo
  • Publication number: 20200201421
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor, and a positioning processor. The second processor consumes a reduced amount of power compared to the first processor during an operation. The positioning processor receives radio waves from positioning satellites and converts the radio waves into positioning data. The second processor controls the positioning processor. The second processor stores the positioning data received from the positioning processor. The second processor transfers the stored positioning data to the first processor at a timing determined in accordance with an operating condition of the first processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Kimiyasu MIZUNO, Hideo SUZUKI, Takashi SUENAGA, Keiichi NOMURA, Shuhei UCHIDA, Shigeki KITAMURA, Munetaka SEO, Toshiya SAKURAI
  • Patent number: 10591982
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor and a positioning processor. The second processor consumes a reduced amount of power compared to the first processor during an operation. The positioning processor receives radio waves from positioning satellites and converts the radio waves into positioning data. The second processor controls the positioning processor. The second processor stores the positioning data received from the positioning processor. The second processor transfers the stored positioning data to the first processor at a timing determined in accordance with an operating condition of the first processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Minami, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Hideo Suzuki, Takashi Suenaga, Keiichi Nomura, Shuhei Uchida, Shigeki Kitamura, Munetaka Seo, Toshiya Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10580433
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an audio receiver which receives audio of a user and converts the audio into audio information, and a processor. The processor performs first obtaining emotion information on a basis of the audio information converted by the audio receiver and second obtaining user-related information or environment information. In the first obtaining, the emotion information is obtained on a basis of the audio information of a predetermined timing which is decided on a basis of the user-related information or the environment information obtained in the second obtaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Nomura, Toshiya Sakurai, Hideo Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Minami, Shuhei Uchida, Shigeki Kitamura, Kimiyasu Mizuno, Takashi Suenaga, Munetaka Seo
  • Publication number: 20190391631
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus provided with a touch screen, the electronic apparatus comprising: a first sensor that detects approach of a finger to the touch screen; and a controller that switches, in an inactive state of the touch screen, in a case where the first sensor detects the approach of the finger to the touch screen, an operating state of the touch screen from the inactive state to an active state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeki KITAMURA, Tsuyoshi MINAMI, Takashi SUENAGA, Munetaka SEO