Toshio Kashio 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).
Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a first memory adapted to time count data in address positions in such an order that a larger time unit is positioned ahead of a smaller time count unit, and a second memory adapted to have address positions designated in a manner to correspond to the address position of the first memory and store carry requirement numerical data, each corresponding to a final time count value of the respective time count unit of the first memory, on the basis of which a carry is effected to a next higher order position of the first memory. The first and second memories are address designated by a frequency division signal from a clock signal generator. The time count data in the address position of the first memory is compared at a comparator with the carry requirement numerical data in the corresponding address position of the second memory.
Abstract: A manual key input apparatus, which comprises a memory for successively storing the characters of each of a plurality of words includes in one record which is supplied from a key input device and marked off by a record-positioning code from the succeeding record data, and wherein a first counter counts a total number of characters of words included in one record supplied to the memory from the key input device; a counted number of characters of words is stored in a character number memory; comparison is made in a comparator between a number of characters of words constituting one record which has already been stored in the character number memory and a number of characters of words included in the succeeding record which has been counted by the first counter; where said comparison determines a number of characters of words constituting the succeeding record to be larger than a counted number of characters of words already stored in the character number memory, then the number of the characters of the words in
Abstract: A digital display type timepiece has a 2-digit decimal numerical figure display section divided in a manner to correspond to an hour and a minute display with a dividing display mark therebetween. A month and date-of-month display can also be made, by switching, on the same decimal display section. A time display is effected on the decimal display section by count outputs of time counters adapted to be driven by reference signals of an oscillator. During the time display, the display mark is flashed in a predetermined second cycle by the reference signal of the oscillator. The date display is made on the same display section by count outputs of date-of-month counters adapted to be driven by carry signals of the time counters. When switching is made from the time display to the date display, the display mark is correspondingly switched into a state different from the flashed state.
Abstract: An information processor functions to continuously and successively read out from an external memory a plurality of records each consisting of a plurality of words, extract a record whose specified word used as a key word corresponds to the designated condition and store the record in a main memory and is characterized in that it comprises an address memory for successively writing each record in the main memory and receiving and storing an address data each time the heading address of each record is written in and a means for returning the address of the main memory to the heading address stored in the address memory when the result of the collation between the designated key word of the record written in the main memory and a prescribed condition proves that the key word does not correspond to the condition.
Abstract: An electronic timepiece apparatus which comprises an electronic time-counting circuit including an oscillator generating standard clock pulses; time-setting means including an actuating switch for correcting the value of a count made by the electronic time-counting circuit; means for correcting the value of a count made by the electronic time-counting circuit for each prescribed period in accordance with the amount and direction of correction determined as the result of comparison by the time-setting circuit between a given point of time and the correct time; and display means for indicating a given point of time just counted by the electronic time-counting circuit.
Abstract: An apparatus for arithmetically processing bill records wherein the printing device is provided with a first memory register having a digit-storing capacity corresponding to a maximum impression length specifically designed for said printing device and a tabset register which has the same digit-storing capacity as the first memory register and in which shifting is carried out in synchronization with that taking place in the first memory register.
Abstract: A printing device employs a printing drum on the peripheral wall of which a plurality of character type are arranged in the axial direction and in the circumferential direction. The axial movement and rotation of the drum are independently controlled by comparing the position of a new character type on the drum to be printed with that of the immediately preceding one of already printed character type thereon at each printing step in response to electric printing information. A hammer is disposed close to the outer periphery of the drum. The hammer advances step by step in printing in the axial direction of the drum independently of the drum to determine the printing position with respect to a record sheet and selectively strikes the opposed surface of the drum through the record sheet. The printing device can thus attain a mechanical driving system for the drum and hammer which has the simplest construction, the least probability of trouble, and a highest possible printing speed with ease.
Abstract: An information-transmitting apparatus for transmitting data records, each comprised of a plurality of data words (column data items), each word comprising a plurality of digits, wherein data words of a data record are compared with the next successive record which is also comprised of a plurality of data words. Each data word of a first record is compared on a digit-by-digit basis with the corresponding data word of a second record, and various digits of the data words of the second record which are identical with those of the corresponding data words of the first record are omitted. Deletion of identical digits of a data word of a second record is continued until a non-coincidence detection signal is produced. Then, the remainder of the digits of the data word of the second record are transmitted. Additionally, special codes which separate the data words and which separate the records are also transmitted.
Abstract: A code carried by a recording paper is read out and the code signal is supplied to a data processing control unit. The source data corresponding to this code signal is read out from a data memory unit under instructions from the data processing control unit. An arithmetic operation associated with the source data read out from the data memory unit is performed by the data processing control unit. The result obtained from the arithmetic operation is then recorded in the paper.
Abstract: An information memory device comprising a plurality of register units each formed of an N number of memory elements alternately cascade connected, an N number of corresponding transfer elements and designed to be stored with an (N-1) number of digits, wherein each memory element can be stored with a digit; each transfer element is intended to transfera digit stored in a memory element connected to the input terminal of said transfer element to another memory element connected to the output terminal of said transfer element; a shift pulse generator is provided which is designed to supply each of the N number of transfer elements with a shift pulse in succession starting with the transfer element disposed on the output side of the register unit, with the phase of a shift pulse changed each time, thereby enabling one digit to be stored by a combination of one memory element and one transfer element, and also an (N-1) number of digits to be stored while being shifted in the register units by an N number of shift
Abstract: An information readout apparatus comprises an information memory for successively storing heading information which includes a plurality of heading items and body information associated with said heading information, and wherein the body information is formed of one or more detail information groups, each of which includes a plurality of item numerals. The heading information and body information are distinguished from each other by different positioning codes preceding two forms of information respectively which are detected by a code detector; the heading information read out from the information memory is stored in a buffer memory in response to an output positioning code signal detected by the code detector which represents the heading information; and the heading information is read out from the buffer memory, each time a positioning code associated with the respective detail information groups is read out from the information memory and detected by the code detector.
Abstract: A system for transmitting data which comprises serially arranged records of changeable length. Each record is separated from the adjacent ones by two record positioning codes and includes serially arranged words with word positioning codes interposed among them. If the same item word is included in a record and in the immediately succeeding record, the corresponding word in the succeeding record is omitted or simplified during the data transmission, thereby reducing the memory capacity of the memory for storing the data to be transmitted. Conversely, the system can restore the omitted or simplified item words to the original state and then transmit the data thus in the original state.
Abstract: A transmission data processing device has a memory for storing a series transmission data comprised of each work data with an n-bit word positioning code inserted therebetween and including m-bit letter, numeral and function data, the function and numerical data being capable of taking an n-bit configuration, the function data including together with the word positioning code a code for designating an m-bit configuration in which n is smaller than m. When the n-bit word positioning code is read out of the series transmission data stored in the memory, each data in a group of characters constituting all or part of the word data is read out as an n-bit configuration and, when the n-bit function data for designating an m-bit configuration is read out, each data in a group of characters constituting all or part of the word data is switched from the n-bit to the m-bit configuration and transmitted as such until the next word positioning code is read out.
Abstract: An apparatus for confirming the correct impression of printing characters wherein any of the characters arranged in at least one line circumferentially extending on the peripheral surface of a cylindrical printing drum is designated by controlling the operation of the printing drum to be brought to a prescribed printing position on the surface of the recording medium for printing and the printing drum can be moved in the axial direction, and which comprises a detector for detecting a circumferential angle defined by the position of the selected one of said linearly arranged characters with a point of referential angle provided on the rotating printing drum; a counter for counting signals denoting the steps of the rotation of said printing drum required for said selected character to take a desired printing position; and a comparison circuit for comparing a number of rotation steps required for the printing drum to return to the point of a referential angle after impression of one line of characters on a recor
Abstract: An information-arranging device, wherein a plurality of records information units are initially stored at random in first and second memories in a state separated by record-positioning codes. The records are read out one after another from the forward end of said first and second memories. The key words of every two records read out from said first and second memories are compared in respect of numerical largeness or value by a comparing circuit to determine the sequential order of said key words. The records, whose key words have thus been compared in numerical value are arranged in a decreasing or increasing sequential order to form a block with the intervening one of the information codes converted into a different code. Said sequentially arranged records are stored in a third memory in the form of a block.
Abstract: A printing device for printing on a recording paper a plurality of unit record data, each unit record data comprising a plurality of data words, in such a tabulation that the word data of each of the unit record datum are printed in respective columns so as to form a line and so as to be vertically aligned with the work data of another unit record data to be printed in the same column. The printing device comprises a data memory means for storing coded information comprised of a plurality of serially arranged unit record data, counter means for counting the number of digits of each of the word datum as the unit record data are read out from the data memory means one after another, and column width memory means for storing the number of digits of each of the word datum of any of the unit record datum which have been counted by the counter means and which define the width of the column on the recording paper.
Abstract: Six groups of time indicating elements are constituted by combining 10 "minute" indicating elements with two of 12 "hour" indicating elements. One terminal of the time indicating elements in the respective group is commonly connected to a first connecting means and the opposite terminal of the corresponding time indicating elements in the respective group is commonly connected to a second connecting means. Hour and minute indicating signals from a time counting device of an electronic clock apparatus are supplied, in a time division fashion, through the first and second connecting means to the corresponding time indicating element.
Abstract: An electronic watch having a time-counting circuit comprising a plurality of cascade-connected counter stages where the counts are continuously carried in each predetermined lapse of time under control of output clock pulses from a clock pulse oscillator generating standard high frequency clock pulses with high accuracy, the counter stages being coupled with a time display device indicating momentarily changing time.
Abstract: A printing mechanism for printing characters comprises a rotatable hammer confronting through a recording paper the surface of a character pattern bearing body having a plurality of character patterns embossed in a predetermined array on its surface; a striking mechanism adapted to be driven upon the supply of a printing instruction signal so as to cause the peripheral surface of the rotatable hammer to strike through the recording paper the character pattern located in a printing position; a mechanism for causing the rotatable hammer to be rotated through a predetermined angle in response to the striking movement of the rotatable hammer; and a mechanism for supplying a colored printing material to the peripheral surface of the rotatable hammer for either within or without the rotatable hammer.
Abstract: An electric control device for printing apparatus in which electric signals, representing letters and the positions of words formed by the letters, are transmitted from a keyboard to storage means in which the signals are stored in their sequence of generation. The storage means includes two one-character, seven-bit dynamic shift registers, coupled in series, through which the signals are shifted. A typewriter printing mechanism is coupled to the storage means, and it prints the stored text word by word, each formed by the letters represented by the signals stored in the storage means. A control unit coupled to the printing means, keyboard and storage means controls the input of the signals to the storage means, and the read-out and printing of the signals by the printing means, so that the signals are transmitted into and out of the storage means and printed word by word in the sequence in which they were generated.