US Pat. No. 9,560,270

MOVING IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS, MOVING IMAGE GENERATING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A moving image generating apparatus comprising:
a memory which stores a plurality of degrees; and
a processor which is configured to:
perform control to output periodically-captured images; and
generate a moving image by using, among a plurality of the output images, temporally-adjacent images where a degree of change
therebetween is equal to or more than a degree set in advance from among the plurality of degrees stored in the memory, as
frames,

wherein the memory stores the plurality of degrees in association with a plurality of photographing conditions,
wherein the memory stores plural sets of the plurality of degrees and the plurality of photographing conditions by associating
each of the plurality of degrees with respective ones of the plurality of photographing conditions in a one-to-one relationship,

wherein the processor is further configured to select a specific photographing condition from among the plurality of photographing
conditions stored in the memory,

wherein a degree associated with the selected photographing condition is set as the degree set in advance, and
wherein the plurality of degrees stored in the memory respectively represent an amount of change between temporally-adjacent
images to be used for generating a moving image.

US Pat. No. 9,510,091

MICROPHONE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A microphone comprising:
a waterproof vibration membrane;
a microphone element which receives a vibration as a sound from the waterproof vibration membrane;
an outward resilient deformation inhibiting member which is provided on an outer side of the waterproof vibration membrane
with a first space therebetween and inhibits outward resilient deformation of the waterproof vibration membrane; and

a first spacer provided between the outward resilient deformation inhibiting member and the waterproof vibration membrane,
the first spacer having an opening in an area thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,491,787

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM, MASTER, AND SLAVE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wireless communication apparatus for performing wireless communication with another wireless communication apparatus,
comprising:
a communication unit configured to receive identification information from the another wireless communication apparatus configured
to transmit the identification information in predetermined N frequency ranges (N is a natural number equal to or more than
2 and less than the number of frequency ranges for communication), and establish connection with the another wireless communication
apparatus; and

a control unit configured to determine M frequency ranges (M is a natural number less than N) from among the predetermined
N frequency ranges, as a frequency range used for establishment of subsequent connection with the another wireless communication
apparatus, after the connection with the another wireless communication apparatus has been established by the communication
unit,

wherein the communication unit notifies the another wireless communication apparatus of the determined frequency range, receives
the identification information from the another wireless communication apparatus, in the determined frequency range, and establishes
the connection with the another wireless communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,386,213

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS THAT CAN DETERMINE APPROPRIATE FOCUS POSITION, IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image capture apparatus comprising:
an image capture unit;
a measuring unit that measures a subject focus position for each of a plurality of regions into which a captured image captured
by the image capture unit is divided;

a counting unit that counts a number of regions, from among the plurality of regions into which the captured image is divided,
that are determined to correspond to each of the subject focus positions measured by the measuring unit;

a determining unit that determines a focus position for photographing based on the number of regions counted by the counting
unit that are determined to correspond to each of the subject focus positions; and

a calculating unit that calculates a number of images to be photographed by focus bracketing photography based on the focus
position for photographing determined by the determining unit,

wherein the focus position for photographing is a different focus position from the subject focus positions measured by the
measuring unit.

US Pat. No. 9,253,389

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM, IMAGE PICKUP METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM IMPLEMENTING SYNCHRONIZATION FOR IMAGE PICKUP OPERATIONS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:
an image pickup sensor for taking an image to obtain image data;
a communication device for communicating with another image pickup apparatus in synchronization, wherein the communication
device generates, based on a timing of a synchronous operation, a synchronous signal for performing communication between
the image pickup apparatus and the another image pickup apparatus at a same timing, and outputs the synchronous signal;

an image-pickup synchronous signal generator for obtaining the synchronous signal generated and output by the communication
device and for generating, by using the obtained synchronous signal, an image-pickup synchronous signal which has a predetermined
cycle and which is also separately generated by the another image pickup apparatus at a same timing, wherein the image-pickup
synchronous signal is synchronized with the synchronous signal obtained from the communication device; and

an image-pickup controlling circuit for determining, in accordance with the image-pickup synchronous signal generated by the
image-pickup synchronous signal generator, image-pickup timings at which the image pickup sensor obtains image data.

US Pat. No. 9,367,746

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR SPECIFYING AN IMAGE RELATING TO A PREDETERMINED MOMENT FROM AMONG A PLURALITY OF IMAGES

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
an acquisition unit which acquires a first image group including plural images, the plural images being obtained by sequentially
photographing motion of an object;

an area setting unit which sets plural areas at plural positions on each of the images of the first image group acquired by
the acquisition unit;

a threshold value setting unit which sets representative values of pixel values of the plural areas of a prescribed number
of images falling within a prescribed period as threshold values for specifying plural images relating to specific moments
of motion of the object;

a first calculation unit which calculates respective evaluation values for each of the plural areas set on each of the plural
images;

a determination unit which determines whether the respective evaluation values calculated by the first calculation unit for
each of the plural areas are larger than corresponding ones of the representative values; and

a specifying unit which acquires pixel values of the plural areas set on each of the images by the area setting unit, and
specifies a first image having plural areas in which the object appears, the first image being photographed first, and a second
image having plural areas in which the object appears, the second image being photographed latest, from among plural images
of a second image group, the second image group including the plural images relating to the specific moments of motion of
the object from among the first image group including the plural images, and the specifying unit specifying the first image
and the second image based on a change in the acquired pixel values of the plural areas when the determination unit determines
that the evaluation values of the plural areas are larger than the corresponding threshold values.

US Pat. No. 9,354,708

INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An information display device, comprising:
a display unit on which certain information is displayable;
a case including the display unit;
an acceleration sensor to detect an acceleration generated in a direction of each of three axes of the case, the three axes
of the case being orthogonal to each other;

an angular velocity sensor to detect an angular velocity determined relative to each of the orthogonal three axes;
a first acquiring unit to acquire the acceleration detected by the acceleration sensor and the angular velocity detected by
the angular velocity sensor;

an angular velocity storage control unit to store angular velocities acquired by the first acquiring unit in a time-series
manner;

a first storage control unit to store a posture parameter into a memory while the case is in a standstill condition, the posture
parameter being determined in the standstill condition and including an acceleration responsive to a gravitational force detected
by the acceleration sensor;

an updating unit to update the posture parameter stored in the memory each time the angular velocity is detected, the posture
parameter being updated in response to a value of the acquired angular velocity;

a calculating unit to calculate the acceleration responsive to the gravitational force from the detected acceleration based
on the posture parameter updated by the updating unit in response to the value of the acquired angular velocity;

a first accumulating unit to accumulate accelerations calculated by the calculating unit to thereby acquire an accumulated
acceleration;

a first correcting unit to correct the posture parameter such that the accumulated acceleration accumulated by the first accumulating
unit coincides with the acceleration responsive to the gravitational force stored in the memory;

a similarity calculating unit to calculate a similarity between a time-series pattern of the angular velocities stored by
the angular velocity storage control unit and a predetermined time-series pattern of angular velocities; and

a display control unit to determine whether the certain information is to be displayed on the display unit based on the posture
parameter corrected by the first correcting unit and the similarity calculated by the similarity calculating unit.

US Pat. No. 9,462,716

SHOCK BUFFERING STRUCTURE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A shock buffering structure, comprising:
a buffer member which is arranged between a device case and a module arranged within the device case;
wherein the buffer member is layered and comprises a first buffer layer and a second buffer layer mounted directly on the
first buffer layer, wherein the first buffer layer and the second buffer layer have respective different vibration transmissibilities
for predetermined frequencies; and

wherein the second buffer layer comprises a first projecting section provided at a center of the first buffer layer and a
plurality of second projecting sections provided around the first projecting section; wherein a plurality of the buffer members
are provided, the buffer members being arranged between an outer peripheral surface of the module and an inner peripheral
surface of the device case opposing the module; and wherein the buffer members protect against shocks perpendicular to a main
face of the structure.

US Pat. No. 9,100,566

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD CAPABLE OF QUICKLY SETTING PHOTOGRAPHING CONDITION, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging apparatus which performs a photographing operation with a specified photographing condition, the imaging apparatus
comprising:
a first operation section which is positioned in a predetermined area on the imaging apparatus;
a second operation section which arbitrarily adjusts a predetermined photographing parameter included in the photographing
condition, within a range between a first value and a second value;

a selecting section which selects a photographing mode type from among a plurality of photographing mode types included in
a photographing mode, wherein the plurality of photographing mode types respectively correspond to different photographing
targets, and wherein a different photographing condition is set for each of the different photographing targets;

a reference value setting section which sets and stores a reference value of the photographing parameter for each of the plurality
of photographing mode types within the range between the first value and the second value; and

a changing section which, regardless of a value of the photographing parameter arbitrarily adjusted by the second operation
section, reads out the reference value corresponding to the photographing mode type selected by the selecting section from
among the reference values set and stored by the reference value setting section, and changes the photographing parameter
to the read-out reference value, when one operation is performed on the first operation section.

US Pat. No. 9,794,981

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:
a wireless communication unit that performs near field communication with another wireless communication device;
a storage unit that stores an other-device address which is identification information of said another wireless communication
device and which is acquired through the wireless communication unit; and

a processor that updates an own-device address which is identification information of the wireless communication device, when
receiving an instruction for excluding the other-device address from a connection destination of the near field communication.

US Pat. No. 9,291,718

ALTITUDE INFORMATION ACQUIRING DEVICE AND ALTITUDE INFORMATION ACQUIRING SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An altitude information acquiring device comprising:
a measuring unit which periodically measures atmospheric pressure;
a wireless communication unit which performs near field communication with an external device;
an altitude information acquiring unit which acquires altitude information from an external positioning device through the
wireless communication unit;

an inversion detecting unit which detects a reversal of a changing direction, which is a direction in which the atmospheric
pressure periodically measured by the measuring unit is changing;

an altitude calculating unit which converts atmospheric pressure values measured by the measuring unit into altitude values
based on a predetermined table;

a communication control unit which sets a timing to acquire the altitude information through the wireless communication unit
to a timing at which, after the reversal of the changing direction, an altitude change in the changing direction after the
reversal is a preset altitude difference or more; and

an integrated altitude change acquiring unit which acquires a rise altitude integrated value obtained by integrating an amount
of altitude change in a rising direction and a fall altitude integrated value obtained by integrating an amount of altitude
change in a falling direction, based on the acquired altitude information.

US Pat. No. 9,386,297

IMAGE GENERATING APPARATUS GENERATING RECONSTRUCTED IMAGE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image generating apparatus comprising:
an image acquirer which acquires a photo shooting image formed by a plurality of sub images shot from each of a plurality
of viewpoints;

an extractor which extracts, from sub-pixels forming the sub images, sub-pixels corresponding to an object whose composition
is to be modified as pixels to be modified;

a modifier which modifies a correspondence relationship with sub-pixels extracted as the pixels to be modified among correspondence
relationships between the sub-pixels and pixels to be reconstructed forming a reconstructed image which is defined on a predetermined
reconstruction plane;

a generator which generates a reconstructed image in which the composition of the object has been modified by calculating
pixel values of the pixels to be reconstructed from pixel values of the sub-pixels using the modified correspondence relationship;
and

a depth coefficient acquirer which acquires, for each of the sub-pixels, a depth coefficient indicating a depth of an object
corresponding to the sub-pixel;

wherein the generator, referring to a correspondence relationship modified by the modifier, compares depth coefficients of
the pixels to be modified and depth coefficients of the sub-pixels which are not the pixels to be modified, and acquires,
giving priority to, the pixel values having less deep depth coefficients in acquiring pixel values of pixels to be reconstructed
corresponding to the pixels to be modified.

US Pat. No. 9,445,444

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, PERIPHERAL APPARATUS, AND CENTRAL APPARATUS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wireless communication apparatus comprising:
an antenna and circuitry configured to carry out wireless communication with another wireless communication apparatus;
a memory; and
a processor configured to:
obtain, from another wireless communication apparatus, identification information of the another wireless communication apparatus,
the identification information having been changed after a connection;

store, in the memory, the identification information of the another wireless communication apparatus having been changed after
the connection;

determine whether the memory has identification information of another wireless communication apparatus that is a connection
target;

transmit notice information including the identification information of the another wireless communication apparatus that
is the connection target when the memory has the identification information of the another wireless communication apparatus
that is the connection target;

after transmitting the notice information, determine whether a connection request signal from the another wireless communication
apparatus that is the connection target has been received; and

when the processor determines that the connection request signal has not been received, transmit notice information not including
the identification information of the another wireless communication apparatus that is the connection target.

US Pat. No. 9,386,834

NAIL PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING CONTROL METHOD FOR NAIL PRINT APPARATUS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A nail printing apparatus comprising:
a finger/toe placement section including a placement surface on which at least one of a finger and a toe is placed, the at
least one of the finger and the toe having a nail on which a drawing is to be made;

a drawing tool which touches a surface of the nail of the at least one of the finger and the toe placed on the placement surface
and makes the drawing on the surface of the nail;

a drive unit which moves the drawing tool; and
a control unit which controls the drive unit, wherein
when the drive unit moves the drawing tool while drawing on the surface of the nail, the control unit controls the drive unit
so as to perform drawing direction limiting processing in which the drawing tool is allowed to move from a first point of
the surface of the nail to a second point of the surface of the nail which is lower in height above the placement surface
than the first point and the drawing tool is prohibited from moving from the second point to the first point in a first area
and a second area of the surface of the nail, the first area being set on one side of a center line of the nail in a width
direction of the nail, the second area being set on the other side of the center line of the nail in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,255,692

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT CAPABLE OF SHINING LIGHT OF HIGH IN-PLANE UNIFORMITY, ILLUMINATING METHOD OF LIGHT SOURCE UNIT, AND PROJECTOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source unit comprising:
an excitation light source which emits excitation light;
a rotational member on which a diffuse plate and a luminescent material layer are provided side by side, the excitation light
passing through the diffuse plate, and the luminescent material layer receiving the excitation light which has passed through
the diffuse plate so as to emit luminous light;

a light guiding optical system through which the luminous light emitted from the luminescent material layer enters the diffuse
plate; and

a driving device which drives the rotational member to be rotated so as to change an entering position of the luminous light
on the diffuse plate.

US Pat. No. 9,262,379

MATRIX CALCULATION DEVICE, MATRIX CALCULATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING MATRIX CALCULATION PROGRAM STORED THEREON

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A matrix calculation device comprising:
a matrix multiplication formula display unit configured to display on a display section a matrix multiplication formula including
a left matrix having matrix elements of a plurality of columns, a right matrix having matrix elements of a plurality of rows,
and a multiplication sign between the left matrix and the right matrix;

a matrix partitioning unit configured to partition one matrix from among the left and right matrices of the matrix multiplication
formula displayed by the matrix multiplication formula display unit into a plurality of first minors in accordance with a
user operation;

a partition position determination unit configured to determine, based on a partition position where said one matrix has been
partitioned into the plurality of first minors by the matrix partition unit and based on a definition of a product of matrices,
a partition position where the other of the left and right matrices is to be partitioned into a plurality of second minors;

a minor specifying unit configured to specify minors which are any ones of (i) the plurality of first minors into which said
one matrix has been partitioned by the matrix partitioning unit, and (ii) the plurality of second minors into which the other
matrix is to be partitioned at the partition position determined by the partition position determination unit, in accordance
with a user operation; and

a minor replacement/display unit configured to replace matrix elements corresponding to the minors specified by the minor
specifying unit with respective minor names which are formed by adding subscripts corresponding to matrix positions of the
minors to matrix names of the matrices to which the minors belong, and to display the respective minor names.

US Pat. No. 9,143,692

IMAGING APPARATUS WHICH PERFORMS DEVELOPMENT PROCESSING ON CAPTURED IMAGE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
a monitoring section which performs a monitoring operation of waiting for an image capture instruction while causing a live
view image to be displayed;

a development section which starts development processing for generating a recording image for recording from a RAW image
captured by an image pickup element when an instruction to perform image capturing is made while the monitoring operation
is being performed, and continuously performs the development processing concurrently with the monitoring operation;

a recording section which records the recording image obtained by the development processing after the development processing
performed by the development section concurrently with the monitoring operation is completed;

a judgment section which judges a processing status of the development processing being performed by the development section
while the monitoring operation is being performed; and

a display control section which causes the processing status of the development processing judged by the judgment section
to be displayed together with the live view image while the monitoring operation is being performed,

wherein the judgment section sequentially judges whether the development processing being performed by the development section
has been completed while the monitoring operation is being performed, and

wherein the display control section:
starts display of a development-complete image indicating that the development processing has been completed together with
the live view image, at a timing at which the development processing is judged to have been completed by the judgment section;

continues the display of the development-complete image until a predetermined time elapses after the development-complete
image is started to be displayed; and

controls the display of the development-complete image such that the development-complete image gradually disappears when
the predetermined time has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 9,134,706

SOLAR PANEL AND TIMEPIECE INCLUDING SOLAR PANEL

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A solar panel formed into a substantially circular shape and having a through hole which is provided at a center portion
thereof and into which a pointer shaft is inserted, and a pointer which is mounted on the pointer shaft and which moves above
the solar panel, the solar panel comprising:
a plurality of solar cells arranged in a substantially circular shape,
wherein the plurality of solar cells are divisionally formed into a substantially spiral shape such that the pointer moving
above the plurality of solar cells is always positioned over at least two of the plurality of solar cells, and

wherein the plurality of solar cells are formed into a curved spiral shape where a radius of curvature is gradually increased
from the through hole side of the solar panel toward an outer circumferential side of the solar panel.

US Pat. No. 9,113,842

BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASURING DEVICE AND ATTACHMENT METHOD THEREFOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A biological information measuring device comprising:
a belt which includes at least one electrode detecting a voltage based on biological information in accordance with contact
between the at least one electrode and a human body;

a supporting member which supports a tank where a predetermined fluid is stored;
an attachment which attaches the belt to the supporting member and has a fluid supply portion supplying the fluid to the at
least one electrode; and

a biological information circuit which measures biological information based on the voltage detected by the at least one electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,116,757

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING PLURALITY OF APPLICATIONS AND METHOD

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, ...

1. A data processing apparatus, comprising:
a memory storing computer executable sections; and
a processor configured to execute the following computer executable sections stored in the memory:
an indicator storing section which stores and manages, for each of a plurality of applications, plural types of instructive
information which is acceptable during execution of an application and plural types of indicators representing the instructive
information such that the plural types of instructive information and the plural types of indicators are associated with each
other;

a determination section which determines an indicator arbitrarily specified by a user operation from an output medium where
the indicators corresponding to the plural types of instructive information acceptable by a currently executed application
have been outputted in an array;

a selection section which selects, based on the indicator determined by the determination section, instructive information
corresponding to the indicator with reference to the indicator storing section; and

a control section which controls the currently executed application to perform an operation in accordance with the instructive
information selected by the selection section,

wherein the determination section determines which indicator has been specified, by analyzing an image photographed by an
imaging section which is showing a situation where an arbitrary indicator has been specified by a user operation from a paper
medium on which the indicators are printed in an array or a display medium on which the indicators are displayed in an array.

US Pat. No. 9,391,307

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a case body which includes a battery holder holding a battery and an inner wall that defines an opening;
an inward flange which is provided at at least a part of a circumference of the inner wall;
a display panel which is mounted on the inward flange so as to cover the opening of the case body;
a packing which is provided between the inner wall and an outer circumference of the display panel; and
an adhesive layer which is provided between the display panel and the inward flange and which is provided under the packing,
wherein the adhesive layer is separate from the packing and is adapted to gradually peel off to leak gas in a space sealed
by the case body and the display panel, so as to prevent the display panel from swiftly popping out of the opening when an
inner pressure of the space increases.

US Pat. No. 9,280,840

FIGURE DISPLAY DEVICE, FIGURE DISPLAY METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING A FIGURE DISPLAY PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A figure display device comprising:
a display; and
a processor which is configured to:
display a figure on the display;
input an equation regarding the figure according to a user operation;
detect a portion in the figure corresponding to the input equation; and
display with discrimination in the displayed figure, content represented by the input equation,
wherein the input equation is a ratio equation corresponding to the portion in the figure; and
wherein the processor is further configured to:
detect the portion in the figure corresponding to the ratio equation;
display content represented by the ratio equation in the detected corresponding portion in the figure;
judge whether or not an identifier in the entered equation is defined in the displayed figure;
when it is judged that the identifier in the entered equation is defined in the displayed figure, judge whether or not an
order of a sign of the identifier is in reverse;

when it is judged that the order of the sign of the identifier is in reverse, display an error message and a query message
regarding whether or not to correct the order; and

correct the order of the sign of the identifier based on a user operation requesting that the order be corrected.

US Pat. No. 9,261,861

RADIO-CONTROLLED TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A radio-controlled timepiece comprising:
a timekeeping unit which keeps date and time;
a satellite radio wave receiving unit which receives a transmitting radio wave of a positioning satellite;
a receiving term setting unit which sets a receiving term with the satellite radio wave receiving unit;
a date/time obtaining unit which obtains date/time information from the transmitting radio wave received by the satellite
radio wave receiving unit;

an elapsed time counting unit which counts elapsed time from when the date and time is obtained by the date/time obtaining
unit; and

a first judging unit which judges whether the elapsed time is less than a first reference time determined based on a timekeeping
error of the timekeeping unit and a format of a signal transmitted from the positioning satellite,

wherein,
(i) the receiving term setting unit sets a receiving term corresponding to transmitting timing of a block including correction
information regarding a leap second among blocks of a predetermined length including one piece of the date/time information
based on the date and time kept by the timekeeping unit when the first judging unit judges that the elapsed time is less than
the first reference time; and

(ii) the receiving term setting unit sets the receiving term corresponding to the block including the correction information
regarding the leap second based on the obtained date/time information or a position of the format of receiving data regarding
the obtained date/time information after setting the receiving term corresponding to the transmitting timing of any of the
blocks based on the date and time kept by the timekeeping unit and obtaining the date/time information when the first judging
unit judges that the elapsed time is not less than the first reference time.

US Pat. No. 9,258,682

SERVER APPARATUS, SERVER CONTROL PROGRAM, AND SERVER CLIENT SYSTEM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd.,...

1. A server apparatus connected to a client terminal of a user through a communication network, comprising:
code information storing means for storing a plurality of code information elements;
storage management means for generating a drawing image in which a plurality of identification images corresponding to each
of the plurality of code information elements are drawn at different display coordinate positions in a display screen image
and stores and manages the code information elements that correspond to each identification image by associating with the
display coordinate positions of the identification image;

transmission control means for transmitting the generated drawing image to the client terminal through the communication network;
reception control means for receiving, in the client terminal at which a display screen image of the drawing image is displayed,
coordinate information when the coordinate information of the display coordinate positions indicated arbitrarily by the user
on the display screen image is transmitted from the client terminal through the communication network;

selection means for selecting code information elements corresponding to an identification image in the drawing image represented
by the coordinate information received by the reception control means by referring to the storage management means; and

process control means for executing control of a process based in the code information elements selected in the selection
means.

US Pat. No. 9,244,890

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, HIGHLIGHTER DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a display;
a memory; and
a processor;
wherein the memory stores an illustration including a character string and an expository content linked to the character string
in the illustration;

wherein the processor is configured to perform processing of:
specifying a character string in an illustration displayed on the display;
displaying an expository content linked to the specified character string;
highlighting an arbitrary character string in the displayed illustration with a highlighter according to a user operation;
when an expository content linked to a character string highlighted with the highlighter is displayed on the display, detecting
the same character string in the displayed expository content as the character string highlighted with the highlighter and
highlighting the same character string with a highlighter;

when an illustration is displayed on the display according to a user operation, displaying a character string highlighted
with a highlighter in invisible form;

when a character string highlighted with a highlighter is displayed on the display, displaying a character string highlighted
with a highlighter in invisible form;

cancelling the invisible display of a character string highlighted with a highlighter according to a user operation when the
illustration is displayed; and

cancelling the invisible display of a character string highlighted with a highlighter according to a user operation when the
expository content linked to the specified character string is displayed.

US Pat. No. 9,162,486

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTER, THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A three-dimensional printer comprising:
a first printed image forming unit configured to form a first printed image on one face of a thermally expandable sheet in
which a thermally expandable layer is formed;

a second printed image forming unit configured to form a second printed image on the other face of the thermally expandable
sheet, the second printed image having a certain density, and the certain density increasing in accordance with an increase
of a thermal capacity of the thermally expandable sheet; and

a heat applying and expanding unit configured to apply thermal energy to the thermally expandable sheet to expand the thermally
expandable layer;

wherein the second printed image forming unit forms the second printed image so as to have the certain density at both a third
part and a fourth part of the second printed image, the third part of the second printed image corresponding to a first part
of the first printed image, the first part of the first printed image having a first density, the fourth part of the second
printed image corresponding to a second part of the first printed image, and the second part of the first printed image having
a second density lower than the first density.

US Pat. No. 9,113,841

BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION NOTIFYING APPARATUS, BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION NOTIFYING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION NOTIFYING PROGRAM STORED THEREON

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A biological information notifying apparatus comprising:
a biological information obtainment sensor which detects biological information of a human body;
a vibration section which notifies the biological information by transmitting vibrations to the human body; and
a control section which causes the vibration section to vibrate in accordance with the biological information,
wherein the control section obtains a first count number of the biological information per a predetermined time period at
a first time point, and obtains a second count number at a second time point which follows the first time point, and

wherein the control section causes the vibration section to vibrate with a first vibration in accordance with the biological
information, when a difference obtained by subtracting the first count number from the second count number is larger than
a positive first value at the second time point.

US Pat. No. 9,093,757

ANTENNA

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An antenna comprising first and second multi-frequency antennas, each comprising:
a first antenna with multiple resonant frequencies, comprising a first input/output terminal, a first antenna conductor, a
series circuit of a first inductor and a first capacitor connecting the first input/output terminal and the first antenna
conductor, and a second inductor one end of which is connected to the first antenna conductor;

a second antenna with multiple resonant frequencies, comprising a second input/output terminal, a second antenna conductor,
a series circuit of a third inductor and a second capacitor connecting the second input/output terminal and the second antenna
conductor, and a fourth inductor one end of which is connected to the second antenna conductor and the other end of which
is connected to the other end of the second inductor; and

wherein the first antenna and the second antenna are positioned substantially mirror-image symmetrically;
wherein the first multi-frequency antenna and the second multi-frequency antenna are positioned so as to intersect substantially
orthogonally at a center point, and the other end of the fourth inductor of the first multi-frequency antenna is further connected
to the other end of the fourth inductor of the second multi-frequency antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,501,045

RADIO CLOCK, RADIO WAVE RECEIVER, AND RADIO WAVE RECEIVING METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A radio wave receiver that receives satellite waves,
the radio wave receiver comprising:
a GPS reception processing unit configured to
receive signals from a plurality of positioning satellites,
acquire data necessary for positioning from the received signals,
calculate a current location of the radio wave receiver,
save a failure history related to acquisition of the data necessary for positioning with respect to each of the received signals,
determine a reception condition of each of the received signals in accordance with the failure history, and
suspend acquisition of the data necessary for positioning with respect to a signal having the reception condition determined
to be at least equal to a predetermined reference level, the signal being among the signals from the plurality of positioning
satellites.

US Pat. No. 9,367,767

DATA PROCESSOR AND COMPUTER-READABLE NON-VOLATILE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING PROGRAM FOR DATA PROCESSING

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. A data processor for generating three-dimensional image data from two-dimensional original image data, the three-dimensional
image data including depth value, the apparatus comprising:
a first clustering processor for dividing the two-dimensional original image data into a first plurality of clusters based
on brightness;

a three-dimensional data generating unit for setting a predetermined direction as a brighter-to-darker direction, and for
generating information, as first depth information, such that depth value for a first cluster among the plurality of clusters
is set to be larger than depth value for a second cluster which neighbors the first cluster and is located nearer to a starting
point of the brighter-to-darker direction than the first cluster where the brightness of the first cluster is darker than
the brightness of the second cluster; and

a second clustering processor for dividing the two-dimensional original image data into a second plurality of clusters based
on hue; wherein

the three-dimensional data generating unit for generating information, as second depth information, such that depth value
for a first cluster among the plurality of clusters is set to be larger than depth value for a fourth cluster neighboring
the first cluster where the first cluster is a receding color and the fourth cluster is an advancing color.

US Pat. No. 9,354,610

ANALOG ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An analog electronic timepiece comprising:
an hour hand;
a minute hand;
a second hand;
a driver configured to drive the second hand;
a current time display processor configured to control the driver to move the second hand at a first time interval such that
the second hand indicates a second of a current time;

a measured time display processor configured to control the driver to move the second hand at a second time interval different
from the first time interval such that the second hand indicates a second of a measured time;

an hour subhand configured to indicate an hour of the current time and an hour of the measured time, a hand-movement time
interval of the hour subhand to indicate the hour of the current time being equal to a hand-movement time interval of the
hour subhand to indicate the hour of the measured time; and

a minute subhand configured to indicate a minute of the current time and a minute of the measured time, a hand-movement time
interval of the minute subhand to indicate the minute of the current time being equal to a hand-movement time interval of
the minute subhand to indicate the minute of the measured time.

US Pat. No. 9,271,109

PAIRING METHOD BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING COMMUNICATION FUNCTION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A pairing method which pairs a first electronic device with a second electronic device, each electronic device including
a communication unit to communicate data and a light receiving unit to detect a received light amount of light received thereby,
the method comprising:
judging whether or not the received light amount detected by the light receiving unit of each of the first electronic device
and the second electronic device satisfies a predetermined light receiving environment condition;

setting the first electronic device and the second electronic device to a pairing standby state when it is judged that the
received light amount detected by the light receiving unit of each of the first electronic device and the second electronic
device satisfies the predetermined light receiving environment condition;

detecting a changing of a light intensity on the light receiving unit of the first electronic device and on the light receiving
unit of the second electronic device under a same light receiving environment;

transmitting, from the second electronic device to the first electronic device, time series data of the received light amount
detected by the light receiving unit of the second electronic device in the detected changing of the light intensity; and

pairing the first electronic device with the second electronic device based on time series data of the received light amount
detected by the light receiving unit of the first electronic device in the detected changing of the light intensity and the
time series data of the received light amount transmitted from the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,253,398

IMAGING APPARATUS FOR GENERATING COMPOSITE IMAGE USING DIRECTIONAL INDICATOR IMAGE, AND METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM WITH PROGRAM RECORDED THEREIN FOR THE SAME

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image capturing apparatus comprising:
an image sensor which sequentially captures an object and sequentially outputs plural pieces of image data while the image
sensor is being moved in a predetermined direction; and

a CPU which is configured to:
perform first display control to display, on a display, a processing area for generating composite image data to be generated
from the plural pieces of image data output by the image sensor, wherein the processing area shows a predetermined range to
be overwritten with the composite image data;

judge whether a specific position of a photographing range of the image sensor is within the processing area in a state in
which another part of the photographing range which does not include the specific position is within the processing area;
and

perform second display control to display, on the display, a directional indicator image indicating a direction to return
the specific position of the photographing range to the processing area when it is judged that the specific position of the
photographing range is not within the processing area in the state in which said another part of the photographing range which
does not include the specific position is within the processing area, wherein the directional indicator image is displayed
so as to be superimposed on the processing area.

US Pat. No. 9,092,659

SUBJECT DETERMINATION APPARATUS THAT DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT SUBJECT IS SPECIFIC SUBJECT

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A subject determination apparatus comprising:
an image obtaining unit that sequentially obtains frame images;
a first obtaining unit that obtains, from a first region in a first frame image from among the obtained frame images, a first
degree of similarity to a specific subject image;

a first similarity degree determination unit that determines whether or not the first degree of similarity is equal to or
more than a first threshold value;

a first subject determination unit that determines that the first region is a region of the specific subject image, when the
first similarity degree determination unit determines that the first degree of similarity is equal to or more than the first
threshold value;

a second obtaining unit that obtains, from a second region in a second frame image from among the obtained frame images, a
second degree of similarity to the specific subject image, the second frame image being an image obtained before the first
frame image by the image obtaining unit;

a second similarity degree determination unit that determines whether or not the second degree of similarity is equal to or
more than a second threshold value; and

a second subject determination unit that determines that the first region is the region of the specific subject image, when
(i) the first similarity degree determination unit determines that the first degree of similarity is not equal to or more
than the first threshold value, and (ii) the second similarity degree determination unit determines that the second degree
of similarity is equal to or more than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,299,180

IMAGE CREATION METHOD, IMAGE CREATION APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image creation method comprising:
obtaining a subject image including a subject region;
specifying color information of a contour portion of the obtained subject region;
creating a back-side-image, based on the specified color information of the contour portion of the subject region, by drawing
a subject correspondent region of the back-side image showing a back side of the subject in a pseudo manner;

obtaining skeleton information related to a skeleton of a subject in the obtained subject image, wherein the color information
of the contour portion of the subject region is specified based on the obtained skeleton information;

setting, based on the obtained skeleton information, skeleton points associated with the skeleton in the subject region of
the subject image, wherein the color information of the contour portion of the subject region is specified based on a reference
line passing through the set skeleton points;

setting a rectangle surrounding each of portions corresponding to hands and feet in the subject region, the rectangle having
(i) two sides parallel to the reference line passing through one of the skeleton points set at a distal end side of the portion
corresponding to the hand or foot and another one of the skeleton points adjacent to the one skeleton point and (ii) two sides
orthogonal to said reference line; and

scanning in a direction orthogonal to the reference line based on one of the sides of the rectangle parallel to the reference
line to obtain for each scan, the color information of the subject region existing in the rectangle,

wherein based on the color information of the subject region existing in the rectangle, which is obtained for each scan, the
color information of the contour portion corresponding to each scan in the subject region is specified.

US Pat. No. 9,299,228

SALES DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, SALES DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A sales data processing apparatus which registers and processes sales data on one transaction, the apparatus comprising:
a storage control module configured to (i) successively image, with an imaging module, manipulation situations of an operator
on the one transaction, (ii) store, in a recording storage module, the manipulation situations imaged by the imaging module
as a moving image, and (iii) successively store, in a journal storage module, manipulation data of respective manipulations
on the one transaction as journal data in link with the moving image;

a reproducing display module configured to reproduce and display the moving image stored in the recording storage module;
a determining module configured to determine whether manipulation data of a manipulation kind of a caution-needed manipulation
is in the moving image by successively referring to the journal data stored in link with the moving image when a checking
command is performed with respect to the moving image; and

a display control module configured to display alerting data representing the manipulation kind of the caution-needed manipulation
so as to be displayed with the moving image showing a manipulation situation at a timing when the manipulation data is stored,
in a case where the determining module determines that the manipulation data of the caution-needed manipulation is in the
journal data.

US Pat. No. 9,270,175

DRIVING DEVICE, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, PROJECTION DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A driving device, comprising:
a power circuit that can modify an output current or an output voltage of an output terminal configured to have a load connected
thereto;

an output capacitor connected between the output terminal of the power circuit and a reference potential node;
a switching device connected between the output terminal of the power circuit and the reference potential node; and
a control unit that controls the output current or the output voltage of the power circuit,
wherein the control unit turns the switching device ON and OFF, and
wherein the control unit controls the output current or the output voltage of the power circuit while the switching device
is ON such that a voltage of the output terminal of said power circuit while the switching device is ON becomes less than
or equal to a voltage applied to the load while said switching device is OFF thereafter.

US Pat. No. 9,256,954

IMAGE ANALYSIS APPARATUS TO ANALYZE STATE OF PREDETERMINED OBJECT IN IMAGE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image analysis apparatus comprising:
an image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of images that are successively captured;
an identification unit that identifies a predetermined object in each of the plurality of images;
a rotation calculation unit that calculates a number of rotations of the predetermined object;
a first distance calculation unit that calculates a first distance that the predetermined object has moved; and
a slippage amount calculation unit that calculates a slippage amount of the predetermined object based on the number of rotations
and the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,253,365

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE FOR GENERATING COMPOSITE IMAGE HAVING PREDETERMINED ASPECT RATIO

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing device comprising:
a processor which is configured to function as:
a setting section which sets an arbitrary aspect ratio;
a composite image acquiring section which acquires a composite image having a predetermined aspect ratio, which has been generated
by combining a plurality of captured images;

an aspect ratio judging section which judges whether the predetermined aspect ratio is different from the set arbitrary aspect
ratio; and

an image processing section which, in a case in which the aspect ratio judging section judges that the predetermined aspect
ratio is different from the set arbitrary aspect ratio, trims the composite image acquired by the composite image acquiring
section to be an image having the set arbitrary aspect ratio,

wherein, in a case in which the aspect ratio judging section judges that the predetermined aspect ratio is not different from
the set arbitrary aspect ratio, the image processing section does not trim the composite image acquired by the composite image
acquiring section, and resizes the composite image.

US Pat. No. 9,244,507

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, ...

1. An electronic device comprising: a battery cover which is rotatably attached to a support shaft and covers a battery storage
section where a battery pack is stored; and a guide pressing section which is provided on the battery cover and presses a
battery electrode of the battery pack towards a connection electrode provided within the battery storage section once inserted
between an inner surface of the battery storage section and a side surface of the battery pack stored in the battery storage
section with the battery cover rotating around the support shaft and covering the battery storage section, wherein the guide
pressing section has an insertion pressing surface section which is deeply inserted between the inner surface of the battery
storage section and the side surface of the battery pack as the battery cover rotates, and by which a distance of the battery
pack being pressed becomes large as the battery cover rotates, and wherein the insertion pressing surface section has a part
projecting towards the inner surface of the battery storage section and a part pressing the side surface of the battery pack,
and the insertion pressing surface section has a curved-surface shape that is a combination of an insertion guide surface
section which is deeply inserted between the inner surface of the battery storage section and the side surface of the battery
pack as the battery cover rotates, and a pressing surface section by which a distance of the battery pack being pressed becomes
large as the battery cover rotates; wherein the guide pressing section has a reinforcement rib provided on a surface thereof
located on a side opposite to a surface that comes in contact with the battery pack.

US Pat. No. 9,386,223

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR ACQUIRING AN OMNIFOCAL IMAGE BY COMBINING MULTIPLE IMAGES WITH A SPECIFIC ORDER

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising a CPU, wherein the CPU is operable as:
an image acquisition unit that acquires data of a plurality of captured images that are imaged at a plurality of focus positions;
a sequence determination unit that determines a sequence of combination for combining data of a plurality of the captured
images, the sequence of combination being different from both (i) a progressive sequence of focus distances and (ii) a sequence
of imaging;

a reference image specification unit that specifies a reference image to be a reference for combining; and
a combination unit that, based on the reference image specified by the reference image specification unit, combines the data
of the plurality of the captured images in the sequence of combination determined by the sequence determination unit, and
creates data of an omnifocal image,

wherein the sequence determination unit alters the sequence of combination based on relationships between focus positions
of the captured images acquired by the image acquisition unit and a focus position of the reference image.

US Pat. No. 9,366,948

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND PROJECTION APPARATUS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source apparatus comprising:
a first blue-light source which emits light in a first blue-wavelength range;
a second blue-light source which emits light in a second blue-wavelength range having wavelengths longer than the wavelengths
in the first blue-wavelengths range; and

an optical-path switch controller which time-divisionally performs (1) a first operation of guiding the light in the first
blue-wavelength range and the light in the second blue-wavelength range to a first optical-guide system, and (2) a second
operation of guiding the light in the first blue-wavelength range to the first optical-guide system and the light in the second
blue-wavelength range to a second optical-guide system,

wherein the optical-path controller performs control such that in the first operation, the light in the first blue-wavelength
range and the light in the second blue-wavelength range have respectively different planes of polarization.

US Pat. No. 9,087,503

SAMPLING DEVICE AND SAMPLING METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A sampling device, comprising:
an obtainer that obtains a streaming audio waveform;
a detector that detects a tap by a user;
a designator that designates a sampling start point on the obtained audio waveform when at least a single tap has been detected
by the detector, said designating being performed on the basis of one tap among a plurality of the taps when the plurality
of taps are detected;

a calculator that calculates a sampling duration on the basis of time intervals between the respective taps when the plurality
of taps are detected, said calculating being performed from the sampling start point to a subsequent tap that is performed
after said one tap; and

a waveform sampler that samples the obtained audio waveform, said sampling starting from the designated sampling start point
and ending in accordance with the calculated sampling duration.

US Pat. No. 9,384,715

KEYBOARD APPARATUS AND KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A keyboard apparatus comprising:
plural keys;
plural transmission members provided for the plural keys respectively, each having one of plural kinds of weights, each of
which displaces, when a corresponding key is pressed by a user; and

plural hammer members provided for the plural keys respectively, each having one of plural kinds of weights, each of which
swings in accordance with displacement of the corresponding transmission member, when the corresponding key is pressed by
the user, thereby applying an action load onto the pressed key.

US Pat. No. 9,262,399

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CHARACTER CONVERSION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising a processor configured to execute a process of:
accepting a character input;
causing a display module to display a character or a character string, which has been input by the character input;
causing the display module to display a plurality of words which are conversion candidates corresponding to the input character
or character string;

causing the display module to display, responding to designation by a user of a word of the plurality of words which are conversion
candidates, at least one synonym corresponding to the designated word; and

causing the display module to display, responding to selection by the user of a synonym of the displayed at least one synonym,
the selected synonym in place of the input character or character string.

US Pat. No. 9,077,826

DATA PRINTING SYSTEM, PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A data printing system including a printing device which receives and prints print data and a portable terminal device
which transmits the print data to the printing device, the system comprising:
a state identifying section which identifies a placement state of the portable terminal device;
a determining section which determines print control information according to the placement state identified by the state
identifying section;

a receiving section which receives print data from the portable terminal device; and
a printing section which prints the print data according to the print control information determined by the determining section,
wherein the state identifying section identifies a position of the portable terminal device placed on a placement surface
of the printing device, as the placement state, and

wherein the determining section determines print control information indicative of a paper size according to the position
of the portable terminal device identified as the placement state by the state identifying section.

US Pat. No. 9,426,778

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, LOCATION ESTIMATING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic apparatus for acquiring a location, comprising:
a location acquiring unit which acquires a current location of the electronic apparatus;
a correction area setting unit which, based on a link attribute indicating an attribute of an adjacent area of a link in map
data, sets a correction area within the adjacent area, the correction area being referred to correct the current location
to a location on the link; and

a location correcting unit which, in a case in which the current location acquired by the location acquiring unit belongs
to the correction area set within the adjacent area, corrects the current location to a location on the link which corresponds
to the correction area, wherein

the link attribute includes a modification condition to modify the range of the correction area, and
the correction area setting unit modifies the range of the correction area based on the modification condition and a result
of an estimation of a user's action.

US Pat. No. 9,407,690

PICTURE CONVERSION SNS SYSTEM AND METHOD, APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wrist terminal wearable on an arm, comprising:
a processor configured to:
select a type from a plurality of types of tones;
create tone-changed image data by changing a tone of original image data to the selected type of tone; and
automatically group a member who has uploaded the original image data and a member who has certain relevance to the tone-changed
image data;

a wireless connection device configured to exchange data in wireless manner with a member terminal;
a display configured to display tone-changed image data which is received from the member terminal via the wireless connection
device;

a sensor; and
a display controller configured to display the tone-changed image data on the display, to successively display different types
of tone-changed image data when the sensor detects a screen feed operation in a first direction, and to successively display
profile images of other members who are grouped, when the sensor detects a screen feed operation in a second direction crossing
the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,167,171

IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING A SYNCHRONOUS SHOOTING FUNCTION

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A camera comprising:
an imaging element for taking a picture to obtain an image;
a detecting unit which detects a timing of blinking of light based on a timing of variation in luminance of an image obtained
by the imaging element, wherein the light blinks periodically at a reference timing and the image is taken by the imaging
element under a condition that the light blinks periodically at the reference timing; and

an adjusting unit which adjusts a timing of exposure of the imaging element, based on the timing of blinking of light detected
by the detecting unit,

wherein the detecting unit detects the timing of blinking of light which blinks at the reference timing, based on a timing
of variation in luminance of line images corresponding to particular lines respectively included in plural frames serially
taken by the imaging element, each of the plural frames including at least one of said particular lines.

US Pat. No. 9,384,718

MUSIC SCORE DISPLAY DEVICE, MUSIC SCORE DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A music score display device comprising:
a displaying unit configured to display a music score on a display screen;
a designating unit configured to designate a portion of the music score displayed on the display screen of the displaying
unit;

a source region setting unit configured to set a source region in the music score based on the portion designated by the designating
unit, the source region in the music score being an object to be enlarged and displayed;

a display destination region setting unit configured to set, based on a predetermined setting condition, a display destination
region of the display screen, the display destination region being separate from the source region, and the display destination
region setting unit setting the display destination region such that (i) if the display destination region setting unit judges
that the display destination region will stick out of a display region of the music score based on the predetermined setting
condition, the display destination region setting unit sets the display destination region such that the display destination
region falls within the display region of the music score, and (ii) if the display destination region setting unit judges
that the display destination region will not stick out of the display region of the music score based on the predetermined
setting condition, the display destination region setting unit sets the display destination region based on the predetermined
setting condition; and

a display controlling unit configured to enlarge and display, in the display destination region, a partial music score included
in the source region, the partial music score being a part of the music score included in the source region.

US Pat. No. 9,310,773

ANALOG ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An analog electronic timepiece, comprising:
a stepping motor;
a gear train mechanism for transmitting rotation which is input from the stepping motor by a plurality of gears meshing;
a pointer which rotates by a predetermined angle unit according to the rotation transmitted by the gear train mechanism;
a storage unit which stores a specified number of steps corresponding to a shifting between a position of the pointer predicted
from a number of rotational inputs from the stepping motor and an actual position of the pointer which occurs because of rotational
input from the stepping motor not being transmitted to the pointer due to a gap relating to the meshing of the plurality of
gears in the gear train mechanism;

a drive control unit which performs operational control of the stepping motor;
a control content changing unit which, if an operational command to rotate the pointer to a different moving target position
is obtained while an operational control for rotating the pointer to a certain moving target position is in progress, terminates
the operational control and changes a control content to an operational control according to the operational command;

a pointer position adjustment unit which, in response to completion of a series of operational control ending with a reverse
rotation driving operation to rotate the pointer in a reverse rotation direction reverse from a predetermined reference rotation
direction, performs a first position adjustment operation by which the pointer is rotated for the specified number of steps
in the reverse rotation direction and then rotated for the specified number of steps in the reference rotation direction in
order to remove the shifting caused by the gap; and

a rotation direction determination unit which, in response to completion of a series of operational control ending with a
reference direction rotation driving operation to rotate the pointer in the reference rotation direction, determines whether
the stepping motor has been made to perform the reverse rotation driving operation during the series of operational control
ending with the reference rotation driving operation; and

wherein in response to the rotation determination unit determining that the stepping motor has been made to perform the reverse
rotation driving operation during the series of operational control ending with the reference direction rotation driving operation,
the pointer position adjustment unit determines whether or not the pointer has been rotated in the reference rotation direction
for equal to or more than the specified number of steps after the reverse rotation driving operation;

wherein the pointer position adjustment unit does not perform any position adjustment operation if it is determined that the
pointer has been rotated in the reference rotation direction for equal to or more than the specified number of steps after
the reverse rotation driving operation in the series of operational control ending with the reference direction rotation driving
operation; and

wherein the pointer position adjustment unit performs a second position adjustment operation in order to remove the shifting
caused by the gap if it is determined that the pointer has been rotated in the reference rotation direction for less than
the specified number of steps after the reverse rotation driving operation in the series of operational control ending with
the reference direction rotation driving operation.

US Pat. No. 9,223,396

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a case including:
a first case on which a recording medium is disposed; and
a second case provided with a body unit and connected with the first case through a hinge part so that the case is closeable;
a closing detection unit which detects that the case is closed to a predetermined state;
a display unit which displays a first image;
an image pickup unit which photographs the recording medium to generate a second image;
a photography control unit which makes the image pickup unit photograph the recording medium at a predetermined timing; and
a storage control unit which links and stores in a storage unit the second image generated by the image pickup unit with the
first image displayed on the display unit at the predetermined timing, wherein

the image pickup unit is disposed at a point of the body unit so as to face the first case, and
the predetermined timing is a timing at which the closing detection unit detects that the case is closed to the predetermined
state.

US Pat. No. 9,245,016

INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd.,...

1. An electronic dictionary device comprising:
a first display module;
a second display module;
a dictionary data storage module which stores dictionary data that associates an entry word with explanatory information on
the entry word, the explanatory information including link character strings linked to other entry words;

a word map storage module that stores a word map on which the entry word and the link character strings of the explanatory
information included in the dictionary data are associated with one another in a hierarchical structure specified by a user;
and

a processor which has functions to be performed by execution of a program, the functions comprising:
a first explanatory information display function of displaying, on the first display module, explanatory information on an
entry word selected by a user;

a list display function of displaying, on the second display module, a list of link character strings included in the displayed
explanatory information;

a second explanatory information display function of displaying, on the first display module, explanatory information on an
entry word linked to one link character string that is selected from the displayed list by a user;

a word map entry function of (i) displaying on the first display module the word map stored in the word map storage module
when an instruction of displaying the word map is received in a mode of the list of link character strings being displayed
on the second display module, and (ii) when a hierarchy for a word that is included in the displayed word map is specified,
entering, the list displayed by the list display function and the entry word for the explanatory information including the
link character strings of the displayed list, into the hierarchy specified on the word map, so that the entry word is at a
higher level and the list is at a lower level in the hierarchical structure;

a word map display function of displaying, on the first display module, the word map in which the displayed list is entered;
and

a third explanatory information display function in which when a user selects one link character string from the displayed
word map, explanatory information on an entry word linked to the selected link character string is displayed on first display
module in place of the displayed word map.

US Pat. No. 9,253,406

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS THAT CAN DISPLAY REVIEW IMAGE, IMAGE CAPTURE METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image capture apparatus, comprising:
an image capture section that captures an image of a subject;
a live view image display section that sequentially displays captured images that are sequentially outputted from the image
capture section on a display screen as a live view image;

a review image display section that, in a case of photography and recording being directed, displays a captured image for
recording outputted from the image capture section as a first review image on a portion of the display screen, while maintaining
a state of displaying the live view image sequentially;

a photographing result evaluation section that evaluates a photographing result based on the captured image for recording
outputted from the image capture section according to a direction to photograph and record; and

a display control section that performs display control to display the first review image with a display form in a color representing
an evaluation result by the photographing result evaluation section, the color differing for different evaluation results.

US Pat. No. 9,239,919

AUTHENTICATION PROCESSING DEVICE FOR PERFORMING AUTHENTICATION PROCESSING

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An authentication processing device in which a plurality of divided input areas are displayed and which performs authentication
processing in response to information inputted in each of the plurality of divided input areas, the device comprising:
a memory including a setting section which stores and sets in advance, in association with each of a predetermined number
of a plurality of specified input areas designated in advance as target areas for partial authentication in the plurality
of divided input areas, an individual piece of information to be inputted in each of the plurality of specified input areas,
where the predetermined number of the plurality of specified input areas are smaller than the plurality of divided input areas;

a detecting section of a touch panel which detects inputs by a user and obtains, as target areas for partial authentication,
only information inputted in the plurality of specified input areas without obtaining information inputted in areas other
than the plurality of specified input areas in the plurality of divided input areas when information is sequentially inputted
in the each of the plurality of divided input areas; and

a processor configured to receive the individual pieces of information to be inputted in each of the plurality of specified
input areas from the setting section of the memory and information inputted in the plurality of specified input areas from
the detecting section of the touch panel and operate as a partial authenticating section which performs, as authentication
processing of partial authentication, processing of matching a piece of the information inputted in each of the plurality
of specified input areas detected by the detecting section of the touch panel and the individual piece of information stored
in association with each of the plurality of specified input areas set in advance by a user and stored in the setting section
of the memory and authenticating in response to determining that the piece of the information inputted in each of the plurality
of specified input areas matches the individual piece of information stored in association with each of the plurality of specified
input areas.

US Pat. No. 9,213,411

INPUT USER INTERFACE DEVICE, PROJECTING DEVICE, COMMAND DECIDING METHOD AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM STORING COMMAND DECIDING METHOD PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An input user interface device comprising:
an electronic camera which captures an image including an object image;
a shape detection unit which detects a shape of the object image in the image captured by the electronic camera;
a determination unit which determines whether a single shape of the object image detected by the shape detection unit corresponds
to a shape associated with a gesture command or a shape associated with a position designation command for designating a position;

a position detection unit which detects a position of the object image in each of a plurality of frames of the image captured
by the electronic camera;

a gesture detection unit which detects a gesture of the object image in the image based on sequentially detected positions
of the object image in the plurality of frames detected by the position detection unit; and

a controller which decides whether a single input corresponds to (i) the gesture command, based on the determination by the
determination unit with respect to the single shape, data obtained via the position detection unit, and data obtained via
the gesture detection unit, or (ii) the position designation command, based on the determination by the determination unit
with respect to the single shape,

wherein the controller does not use the data obtained by the gesture detection unit when deciding whether the single input
corresponds to the position designation command.

US Pat. No. 9,197,794

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device with a flat-type device body having a front surface provided with an imaging section, comprising:
a first flat section which is located on a back surface side of the device body;
a second flat section which openably and closably covers the front surface of the device body;
a coupling section which couples the first flat section and the second flat section together such that the first flat section
and the second flat section are foldable; and

a pause section which, when the second flat section is tilted to a predetermined angle with respect to the first flat section
while the second flat section is rotated in a direction in which the second flat section covers the front surface of the device
body, slows a rotating force of the second flat section thereby pausing a closing movement of the second flat section at the
predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 9,058,640

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:
a first obtaining unit which obtains image data with an expanded dynamic range which is obtained by performing pixel addition
on images of nearly the same composition in which luminance is altered in a plurality of luminance levels;

a first generation unit which generates a plurality of levels of pixel values that are respectively smoothed in a plurality
of levels of resolutions by repeatedly performing smoothing processing and resolution conversion processing on a pixel value
of the image data obtained by the first obtaining unit;

a correction unit which corrects the pixel value of the obtained image data for each of the levels on the basis of a difference
between the pixel value of the image data obtained by the first obtaining unit and the pixel value in each of the levels generated
by the first generation unit; and

a control unit which controls so as to form image data in which the pixel value of the obtained image data is enhanced by
utilizing a high frequency component in each of the levels of the image data having the pixel value corrected by the correction
unit, the high frequency component corresponding to each of the levels of the resolutions.

US Pat. No. 9,323,719

MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION INPUT APPARATUS, MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION MODIFICATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A mathematical expression input apparatus comprising:
a display unit; and
a processor which comprises a CPU and which executes:
a mathematical expression display process of displaying an input mathematical expression on the display unit,
a determination process of determining whether or not a number or an operator included in the mathematical expression displayed
by the mathematical expression display process is designated by a user,

a selection process of, when it is determined that the operator included in the displayed mathematical expression is designated
by the user, displaying plural mathematical expression candidates with different ranges of incorporation of the designated
operator to urge the user to select one of the displayed mathematical expression candidates, and modifying the displayed mathematical
expression into a form corresponding to the selected mathematical expression candidate,

a replacement process of, when it is determined that the number included in the mathematical expression is designated by the
user, allowing the user to re-input said number, without displaying the plural mathematical expression candidates, and replacing
the designated number in the mathematical expression with the re-input number,

a window display process of, when the mathematical expression is being displayed by the mathematical expression display process,
displaying operators included in the mathematical expression in an order in a window, and

an order change process of, when the order of the operators displayed in the window is changed in accordance with an operation
by the user, modifying the mathematical expression in accordance with the changed order of the operators.

US Pat. No. 9,294,749

PROJECTION APPARATUS AND PROJECTION CONTROL METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A projection apparatus comprising:
a light source unit including a plurality of semiconductor light-emitting elements;
an input unit configured to input a video signal;
a projecting unit configured to form an optical image according to the video signal input by the input unit and to project
the optical image, using light from the light source unit;

a light-source controlling unit configured to simultaneously drive the semiconductor light-emitting elements included in the
light source unit and to generate a sync signal for use in projecting a stereoscopic image; and

a gradation controlling unit configured to correct gradations ranging from zero gradation to a gradation according to a luminance
level of the sync signal, to a specific gradation value according to the sync signal, with respect to a color complimentary
to a color of the sync signal.

US Pat. No. 9,292,508

SEARCH DEVICE, SEARCH METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A search device comprising:
a memory device including a memory area which stores document data containing search target character strings to which delimiting
characters are appended at both ends;

an acquirer which acquires a keyword;
a generator which generates a search character string by appending delimiting characters to both ends of the keyword acquired
by the acquirer;

a designator which extracts multiple N-gram strings from the search character string generated by the generator and executes
a designation process to designate appearance positions where those extracted N-gram strings appear in one of the search target
character strings of the document data;

a selector for selecting an N-gram contained in the search target character string one at a time;
a counter for counting a number of N-grams whose relative positions match when the search target character string and the
search character string are compared, based on a position where the selected single N-gram appears, for each single N-gram
selected by the selector;

an evaluator which evaluates a degree of similarity between the search target character string and the search character string
based on a frequency of a count value counted by the counter and a difference in character lengths of the search target character
string and the search character string; and

an output device which outputs the search target character string based on evaluation results of the evaluator.

US Pat. No. 9,172,868

IMAGING DEVICE, IMAGING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR COMBINING IMAGES CONSECUTIVELY CAPTURED WHILE MOVING

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging device comprising:
a display section; and
a processor which is operable as:
a combining section which performs consecutive imaging while the imaging device is being moved in vertical and horizontal
directions, and generates a wide range image by combining a plurality of images acquired by the consecutive imaging;

an identifying section which identifies an imaging area that is sequentially changed according to movement of the imaging
device from a start of the imaging up to a current point, during the consecutive imaging by the combining section;

a calculating section which sequentially calculates a final imaging area which includes the imaging area up to the current
point and which has a predetermined aspect ratio, based on the imaging area which is sequentially changed up to the current
point and which has been identified by the identifying section;

a display control section which sequentially updates and displays, on the display section, imaging area information indicating
the final imaging area, which is sequentially changed, having the predetermined aspect ratio which has been calculated by
the calculating section, during the consecutive imaging by the combining section;

a movement amount detecting section which detects a movement amount of the imaging device; and
a direction detecting section which detects a movement direction of the imaging device,
wherein the identifying section identifies the imaging area from the start of the imaging up to the current point based on
the movement amount of the imaging device detected by the movement amount detecting section and the movement direction of
the imaging device detected by the direction detecting section, and

wherein the calculating section calculates, when the movement direction of an initial movement started at a beginning of the
imaging which has been detected by the direction detecting section is linear in a horizontal or vertical direction, a reference
movement amount in a direction perpendicular to the horizontal or vertical direction which specifies the final imaging area
having the predetermined aspect ratio, based on the movement amount of the movement that is linear in the horizontal or vertical
direction which has been detected by the movement amount detecting section.

US Pat. No. 9,466,110

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE THAT ANALYZES MOTION OF OBJECT

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing device comprising:
a processor configured to:
acquire a first group of images and a second group of images in which motion of a first object and motion of a second object
are captured, respectively;

detect a difference between a posture of the first object and a posture of the second object as a difference between the motion
of the first object and the motion of the second object; and

perform control to display, on a display, the first group of images and the second group of images such that a difference
between a first speed of motion of the first object and a second speed of motion of the second object is adjusted for displaying
on the display, based on the difference between the motion of the first object and the motion of the second object, in a case
in which the processor detects the difference between the posture of the first object and the posture of the second object,

wherein the processor is configured to perform control to display, on the display, an index indicating a direction or a magnitude
of the difference between the motion of the first object in the first group of images and the motion of the second object
in the second group of images.

US Pat. No. 9,198,043

CONTROL SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, TERMINAL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A control system comprising:
an information processing apparatus; and
a terminal device that performs wireless communication with the information processing apparatus, the control system controlling
a status of the information processing apparatus,

wherein:
the terminal device is configured to be held by a user, and includes:
an identification signal transmission section that transmits an identification signal; and
a switching request signal transmission section that transmits a first switching request signal for setting a first switching
threshold value for switching the information processing apparatus to a first status which is a logout status or a lock status,
and a second switching request signal for setting a second switching threshold value for switching the information processing
apparatus to a second status which is a login status or an unlock status, according to a user operation,

the information processing apparatus includes:
a received signal strength measuring section that measures one or more received signal strengths of one or more signals transmitted
from the terminal device in the wireless communication; and

a control section that (i) sets a first received signal strength of the first switching request signal measured by the received
signal strength measuring section to the first switching threshold value when the information processing apparatus receives
the first switching request signal, (ii) sets a second received signal strength of the second switching request signal measured
by the received signal strength measuring section to the second switching threshold value when the information processing
apparatus receives the second switching request signal, (iii) switches the information processing apparatus from the second
status to the first status when a third received signal strength of the identification signal becomes less than the set first
switching threshold value, the third received signal strength being measured by the received signal strength measuring section
when the information processing apparatus receives the identification signal after the first and second switching threshold
values are set, and (iv) switches the information processing apparatus from the first status to the second status when the
third received signal strength becomes larger than the set second switching threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,116,592

DATA PROCESSING DEVICE FOR PROCESSING INPUT DATA TO BE USED FOR PRINTING, PRINTER INCLUDING THE PROCESSING DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING A DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A data processing device comprising:
an input unit that includes an input detection region;
a detection unit that detects a position of an input to the input detection region of the input unit;
a partition region setting unit that partitions the input detection region of the input unit into at least one partition region;
a valid region setting unit that sets, from among said at least one partition region partitioned by the partition region setting
unit, a partition region in which an input is detected as a valid region;

a longitudinal direction determination unit that determines a longitudinal direction of the valid region;
a magnification determination unit that determines a magnification for enlarging or reducing a size of a drawing corresponding
to the input in the valid region, the magnification being determined such that a width along a direction perpendicular to
the longitudinal direction of the valid region conforms to a width along a transverse direction of a printing medium; and

a data rotation unit that, in a case in which the longitudinal direction of the valid region which is determined by the longitudinal
direction determination unit is different from a longitudinal direction of the input detection region, rotates the drawing
by an angle between the longitudinal direction of the valid region and the longitudinal direction of the input detection region.

US Pat. No. 9,291,332

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT CAPABLE OF PREVENTING DETERIORATION OF LUMINESCENT MATERIAL LAYER, ILLUMINATING METHOD OF LIGHT SOURCE UNIT, AND PROJECTOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source unit comprising:
an excitation light source which emits excitation light; and
a luminescent member which comprises a transmission portion transmitting excitation light from the excitation light source,
a first luminescent material layer being placed beside the transmission portion on one side of the luminescent member, and
a second luminescent material layer being placed beside the transmission portion on the other side of the luminescent member,
wherein at least one of the first luminescent material layer and the second luminescent material layer emits luminous light
by being excited by the excitation light; and

a guiding optical system which guides the excitation light and the luminous light so as to shine the excitation light which
has passed through the transmission portion from the excitation light source onto the first luminescent material layer and
to cause luminous light emitted from the first luminescent material layer to be incident on the transmission portion,

wherein the second luminescent material layer is disposed so as to face the excitation light source, and the transmission
portion transmits the excitation light and the luminous light from the first luminescent material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,234,767

RUNNING CONDITION DETECTION DEVICE, RUNNING CONDITION DETECTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A running condition detection device comprising:
a GPS receiving unit which receives a global positioning system (GPS) signal and outputs positional data indicating a current
position;

a geomagnetic sensor which detects geomagnetic data indicating geomagnetism; and
a processor which is configured to:
perform control to memorize, in a memory, course data of a course on which a user moves, the course data including corner
data indicating a position of a corner of the course;

obtain moving directions based on plural pieces of positional data from the GPS receiving unit, wherein the plural pieces
of positional data are obtained at respective different times;

perform a first determination to determine whether the user passes through a corner of a piece of the course data based on
a change of the obtained moving directions;

perform a second determination to determine whether the user passes through the corner of the piece of the course data based
on a change of geomagnetism detected by the geomagnetic sensor;

prohibit the first determination and the second determination from being performed during a given period of time in a case
in which it is determined that the user passes through the corner of the piece of the course data based on at least one of
the first determination and the second determination; and

correct the current position output from the GPS receiving unit based on the position of the corner of the piece of the course
data in a case in which it is determined by one of the first determination and the second determination that the user passes
through the corner of the piece of the course data.

US Pat. No. 9,285,984

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
an image pickup unit which photographs a recording medium to generate a picked-up image;
a recognition unit which recognizes a handwritten mark in the picked-up image generated by the image pickup unit; and
an execution unit which performs a predetermined process according to the handwritten mark recognized by the recognition unit,
wherein the execution unit includes:

a cut-out unit which cuts out a region relevant to the recognized handwritten mark from the picked-up image; and
a storage control unit which categorizes the cut-out region by a type of the handwritten mark to store the cut-out region
in a storage unit.

US Pat. No. 9,196,029

THRESHOLD SETTING DEVICE FOR SETTING THRESHOLD USED IN BINARIZATION PROCESS, OBJECT DETECTION DEVICE, THRESHOLD SETTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A threshold setting device comprising:
an image acquisition unit which acquires an image including a specific object;
a ratio acquisition unit which acquires ratio information related to a ratio of a plurality of colors present in the specific
object; and

a setting unit which sets, based on the ratio information acquired by the ratio acquisition unit, a threshold used in a binarization
process performed on the image including the specific object acquired by the image acquisition unit,

wherein pixel values of the image including the specific object are separated into two classes by a temporary threshold, and
wherein the setting unit (i) calculates, for a plurality of the temporary thresholds, an evaluation value by weighting with
a larger weight a degree of separation between the two classes separated by the temporary threshold, as a ratio of a pixel
number of the two classes approaches the ratio of the plurality of colors indicated in the ratio information, and (ii) sets,
from among the plurality of the temporary thresholds, a temporary threshold with a largest calculated evaluation value as
the threshold used in the binarization process.

US Pat. No. 9,406,242

SKILL JUDGING DEVICE, SKILL JUDGING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. A skill judging device comprising:
a musical sound generation instructing unit which instructs generation of a predetermined musical sound to a sound output
unit, every time a performance action is played with a performance appliance;

a position sensor which captures an image of the performance appliance as a subject, and which detects position coordinates
of the performance appliance on an image plane of the image every time the performance action is played with the performance
appliance;

a variations sensor which detects an amount of shift of each of the position coordinates detected by the position sensor from
a target position defined in a predetermined performance area;

a skill judging unit which calculates a sum of the amounts of the shifts from the target position of a predetermined number
of the performance actions, and which judges one of a plurality of predetermined ranges within which the sum belongs, wherein
each of the plurality of predetermined ranges represents a skill level based on a degree of a performance action variation;

a notification unit which notifies a result judged by the skill judging unit; and
a display device which displays the position coordinates of each performance action as plane coordinates on the display device
by being superimposed on an image illustrating concentric circles about a center point corresponding to the target position
of the performance area.

US Pat. No. 9,314,987

LABEL FORMING APPARATUS AND LABEL FORMING METHOD

CASIO ELECTRONICS MANUFAC...

1. A label forming apparatus, comprising:
a first pattern forming device; and
a second pattern forming device, wherein
the first pattern forming device includes
a first transportation mechanism configured to transport a base sheet having a print surface thereon,
a position storage unit configured to store information of a first pattern forming position based on a prescribed marker position
and first pattern data,

a first pattern forming unit configured to form a first pattern on the first pattern forming position on the print surface,
and

a marker forming unit configured to form a marker on the prescribed marker position on the print surface, and
the second pattern forming device includes
a second transportation mechanism configured to transport the base sheet having the first pattern and the marker formed on
the print surface thereof,

a marker position detector provided on the downstream side of the first pattern forming unit and the marker forming unit and
configured to detect a marker detection position where the marker is formed by the marker forming unit,

a second pattern forming unit provided on the downstream side of the marker position detector and configured to form a second
pattern on the first pattern, and

a controller configured to control the position where the second pattern is formed by the second pattern forming unit, based
on a first pattern determination position where the position of the first pattern is determined from the prescribed marker
position, the detected marker position detected by the marker position detector and the information of the first pattern forming
position.

US Pat. No. 9,317,145

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a display device comprising a touch panel configured to receive a user operation and detect a touch position where the touch
panel is touched by the user operation, wherein display information is displayed on the display device;

a display information storage unit configured to store the display information;
an information display controller configured to display the stored display information on the display device;
a touch position acquisition unit configured to acquire the detected touch position in response to the user operation on the
display information displayed on the display device;

a region setting unit configured to set a certain region in the display information based on the acquired touch position;
a target information extraction unit configured to extract a target information from the certain region of the display information;
a target information storage unit configured to store the extracted target information; and
a target information display controller configured to display the stored target information on the display device.

US Pat. No. 9,092,889

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a memory configured to store a photographic image; and
a computer configured to convert the photographic image stored in the memory into a first image with artificial features,
wherein the first image with the artificial features is a painting image with one of various selectable styles of painting,
and

wherein the computer is further configured to:
select a painting style from the various styles of painting;
detect a predetermined area from the photographic image stored in the memory;
determine a transmittance at which an image of the predetermined area of the photographic image is to be synthesized on the
first image in a transmissive manner in accordance with the selected painting style; and

synthesize the image of the predetermined area on the first image in the transmissive manner at the determined transmittance
to generate a second image with realism by adding an element of the original photographic image in a predetermined region
of the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,402,029

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF SPECIFYING POSITIONS ON SCREEN

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A processing method using an image processing apparatus, the method comprising:
obtaining an image;
displaying the obtained image on a display region of a display unit;
arbitrarily rendering a boundary line on the image displayed on the display region based on an operation input to an operation
unit by a user;

specifying, as a first region, a portion of the display region that is enclosed by the rendered boundary line; and
displaying, on the display region and in response to the specifying of the first region, at least one of an image of the first
region and an image of a second region other than the first region in the obtained image in a display mode in which display
is performed so as to be capable of discriminating the at least one image;

wherein the second region shares the boundary line in common with the first region and is a remaining portion of the display
region that excludes the first region;

wherein, in a case where a predetermined number of boundary lines are rendered based on the operation input to the operation
unit by the user, the first region is specified based on at least one of a size of a plurality of closed regions to be closed
by the predetermined number of boundary lines and an overlapping degree between the plurality of closed regions; and

wherein, in a case in which, among the plurality of closed regions, a first closed region is present inside a second closed
region, an annular region formed by the first and second closed regions is specified as the first region.

US Pat. No. 9,250,505

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT INCLUDING A LASER AS A LIGHT SOURCE AND A LIGHT EMITTING WHEEL WITH A DIFFUSION LAYER OPPOSITE TO THE LASER

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source unit comprising:
a blue laser light source for emitting laser light in the wavelength band of blue;
a circular-shaped substrate which is configured so as to be rotatably driven, in which a fluorescent material layer for emitting
light by using the laser light emitted from the blue laser light source as excitation light is disposed in, a circumferential
direction of the circular-shaped substrate in an annular shining area so as to be positioned on an optical axis of the blue
laser light source;

wherein the circular-shaped substrate has a reflecting layer which is formed all over a surface at a side of the circular-shaped
substrate opposite the blue laser light source;

wherein the fluorescent material layer is disposed on the reflecting layer and comprises at least a green area which emits
light in the wavelength band of green by using the laser light emitted from the blue laser light source as excitation light;

wherein an opening is formed in a part of the circular-shaped substrate, a light transmissive area is disposed at the opening,
and the opening transmits the blue laser light emitted from the blue laser light source;

wherein when the blue laser light emitted from the blue laser light source is incident on the fluorescent material layer as
excitation light, the reflecting layer reflects toward the blue laser light source both the light which is emitted by the
fluorescent material layer, and the laser light from the blue laser light source that is transmitted through the fluorescent
material layer, so that the laser light from the blue light source that is transmitted through the fluorescent material layer
is reflected to be incident again on the fluorescent material layer as excitation light; and

wherein a dichroic mirror is disposed between the blue laser light source and the circular-shaped substrate so as to transmit
the laser light emitted from the blue laser light source and reflect the light emitted from the fluorescent material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,485,389

PAGE IMAGE CORRECTION DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A page image correction device, comprising:
an acquisition unit that acquires a page image of each page of a plurality of pages from a book, the book being successively
imaged in a thickness direction thereof; and

a processor configured to:
derive, in accordance with a page image of a first prescribed page and a page image of a second prescribed page differing
from the first prescribed page, an amount of change in a thickness of the book when the book is opened to said first prescribed
page as compared to when the book is opened to said second prescribed page; and

correct, in accordance with said amount of change in the thickness of the book, page images of pages between the first prescribed
page and the second prescribed page.

US Pat. No. 9,380,206

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS THAT COMBINES IMAGES

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:
an acquisition unit that acquires a first image and a second image consecutively captured by an image capturing unit, while
the image capturing unit is moved;

a division unit that divides the first image acquired by the acquisition unit into a plurality of areas;
a characteristic point detection unit that detects first characteristic points in the areas of the first image, respectively,
and second characteristic points in the second image, the second characteristic points corresponding to the first characteristic
points, respectively;

a vector calculation unit that calculates vectors between the first characteristic points and the corresponding second characteristic
points;

an area selection unit that selects a particular area having no moving object from among the areas, based on the vectors calculated
by the vector calculation unit; and

a combining unit that combines the images, based on the particular area having no moving object selected by the area selection
unit,

wherein the division unit divides a region of the first image into the plurality of areas, the region having a size based
on particular information.

US Pat. No. 9,197,592

SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd, ...

1. A server executing a processing for a terminal of a member in a social network service system to which terminals of a plurality
of members are connectable, the server comprising:
a memory configured to store a home screen comprising top image data of the member;
a selector configured to select a type of an image processing for the member; and
a processor configured to process the top image data to be displayed on the home screen of the member in accordance with the
type of the image processing which is selected by the selector, wherein the processor is configured to count the type of the
image processing which is selected by the selector for each type, and process the top image data of the member based on a
largest number of types selected by the member during a predetermined period.

US Pat. No. 9,168,724

METHOD OF LABEL FORMATION

CASIO ELECTRONICS MANUFAC...

1. A method of label formation comprising:
transferring, on a mount which comprises (i) a release sheet having a release surface from which an adhered adhesive material
is releasable, (ii) an adhesive material layer provided on the release surface, and (iii) a coat layer provided on the adhesive
material layer, a thermoplastic resin of a label portion and a thermoplastic resin of an edging portion onto a surface of
the coat layer such that the edging portion is spaced apart from the label portion by a predetermined dimension, wherein the
edging portion has a shape surrounding at least a portion of the label portion; and

heating the label portion and the edging portion and securing the thermoplastic resin of the label portion and the thermoplastic
resin of the edging portion onto the coat layer.

US Pat. No. 9,172,878

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, IMAGE CAPTURING CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CAPTURING A SUBJECT TO BE RECORDED WITH INTENDED TIMING

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image capturing apparatus, comprising:
an image capturing unit that sequentially captures images containing a subject image;
a display control unit that controls a display unit to display (i) images corresponding to the sequentially captured images
and containing the subject image and (ii) a first indicator image for instructing recording of the subject image such that
the first indicator image is superimposed on the displayed images;

an overlap determination unit that determines whether the first indicator image and the subject image have overlapped;
a notification unit that notifies a user of a remaining time before recording an image containing the subject image by controlling
the display unit to change an entirety of the first indicator image to a second indicator image indicating the remaining time,
when the overlap determination unit determines that the first indicator image and the subject image have overlapped; and

a recording control unit that performs control to record the image containing the subject image to be recorded in a storage
medium, after the remaining time has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 9,100,805

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ANNOUNCEMENT CONTROLLING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:
a wireless communication unit that transmits and receives data to and from an external device via near field communication;
a measuring unit that measures a physical quantity for determining a predetermined kinetic state of the portable electronic
device;

an announcement unit that issues a predetermined announcement;
an announcement setting unit that makes a setting for whether to permit the announcement and/or for an announcement mode based
on the kinetic state of the portable electronic device and a kinetic state of the external device, the kinetic state of the
portable electronic device being determined based on the measurement by the measuring unit, and the kinetic state of the external
device being acquired via the wireless communication unit; and

an announcement controller that controls the announcement unit to issue the announcement based on the setting made by the
announcement setting unit,

wherein the announcement setting unit permits the announcement by the announcement unit when the kinetic state of the external
device differs from the kinetic state of the portable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,489,063

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An information processing apparatus that is openable by a first case and a second case being unfolded, comprising:
an imaging device which is provided in the second case and opposed to the first case, the first case being configured to have
a read target paper medium placed thereon; and

a processor which executes a program stored in a memory to perform functions comprising:
when a predetermined indicator at a first case side of the information processing apparatus is photographed by the imaging
device, recognizing the predetermined indicator by analyzing a photographed image;

judging whether or not the first case and the second case have been closed into a predetermined state, based on a result of
recognition of the indicator; and

determining the photographed image taken by the imaging device as a storage target, when it is judged that the first case
and the second case have been closed into the predetermined state,

wherein the predetermined indicator comprises a predetermined mark provided on the paper medium placed on or in the first
case,

wherein recognizing the predetermined indicator comprises recognizing whether or not the mark photographed by the imaging
device is in focus, and

wherein it is judged whether or not the first case and the second case have been closed into the predetermined state based
on whether or not the mark has been recognized to be in focus.

US Pat. No. 9,485,498

DISPLAY APPARATUS, PROJECTION APPARATUS, DISPLAY ASSIST APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A display apparatus having a switching-display function to switch and display left- and right-eye images, comprising:
a switch configured to execute at least one of setting of a master apparatus which displays a switching-display synchronization
signal superposed on a display image and setting of a slave apparatus which does not display the switching-display synchronization
signal;

a processor which executes a program stored in a program memory to superpose the switching-display synchronization signal,
the switching-display synchronization signal being a specific color image displayed in a predetermined time period, on the
display image, when setting of the master apparatus is executed by the switch; and

a display configured to display the image on which the switching-display synchronization signal is superposed.

US Pat. No. 9,405,256

ROLL SHEET IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A roll sheet image forming apparatus comprising:
an image forming unit that is configured to form an image on a sheet being conveyed;
a holding unit that is configured to hold a sheet wound into a roll shape;
a feeding unit that is configured to be pulled out in a predetermined direction from a storage chamber together with the holding
unit and that is configured to feed the sheet held at the holding unit towards the image forming unit;

an introduction opening that is provided on a side surface of the storage chamber and that is configured to introduce a sheet
provided in an external feeding unit into the storage chamber; and

a cover part that is configured to open and close the introduction opening,
wherein the cover part functions as a guide plate to guide the sheet provided in the external feeding unit into the storage
chamber, when the introduction opening is opened.

US Pat. No. 9,591,216

MANIPULATING SYSTEM CONSISTING OF WIRELESSLY CONNECTED MANIPULATING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, POWER CONSUMPTION CONTROL METHOD, MANIPULATING APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING PR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A manipulating system including a manipulating apparatus and an electronic apparatus which is configured to be wirelessly
manipulated from the manipulating apparatus, the system comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable recording media on which one or more computer programs are stored,
wherein the one or more computer programs are executable by the one or more processors to cause the one or more processors
to perform operations comprising:

checking a user's use state relating to use by a user of each of the manipulating apparatus and the electronic apparatus;
determining a use state of the manipulating system based on the checked user's use state; and
controlling the manipulating system to perform a low-power operation of which power consumption is less than power consumption
of a normal operation which is required when the electronic apparatus is manipulated by the manipulating apparatus, in a case
in which it is determined that the use state of the manipulating system is a predetermined use state.

US Pat. No. 9,488,900

PROJECTION APPARATUS INCLUDING LIGHT SOURCES AND HEAT RADIATING MEMBERS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A projection apparatus comprising:
a housing which includes an intake vent formed in one side surface of the housing, and an exhaust vent formed in the other
side surface of the housing;

a first light source;
a first heat radiating member which includes a plurality of fins;
a first heat transfer pipe which connects the first light source and the first heat radiating member;
a second light source;
a second heat radiating member which includes a plurality of fins; and
a second heat transfer pipe which connects the second light source and the second heat radiating member,
wherein:
the first light source, the first heat radiating member, the first heat transfer pipe, the second light source, the second
heat radiating member, and the second heat transfer pipe are housed in the housing,

the first heat radiating member and the second heat radiating member are disposed on a gas flow path substantially linearly
connecting the intake vent and the exhaust vent,

the first light source has a larger amount of heat generation than an amount of heat generation of the second light source,
and

the first heat radiating member is disposed on an upstream side of the flow path with respect to the second heat radiating
member.

US Pat. No. 9,463,644

DRAWING APPARATUS AND DRAWING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. A drawing apparatus, comprising:
a drawing data generation unit which, as a fitting process, fits a design image to a drawing region of a drawing target, and
generates drawing data of the design image fitted to the drawing region; and

a drawing unit which performs drawing of the design image on the drawing region on the basis of the drawing data,
wherein the drawing region is curved along a width direction of the drawing region,
wherein the design image comprises:
at least one design element; and
a background design associated with the at least one design element, wherein the entire region of the background design is
a fill area,

wherein in a case where the drawing region is superposed over the at least one design element, a first portion of the at least
one design element overlaps with an edge portion in the width direction of the drawing region, and a second portion of the
at least one design element overlaps with a design region of the drawing region excluding the edge portion, and

wherein the fitting process comprises:
removing the first portion of the at least one design element that overlaps with the edge portion of the drawing region; and
fitting the background design to the entire drawing region.

US Pat. No. 9,449,589

TOUCH DETECTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, TOUCH DETECTING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A touch detecting device comprising:
a first counter that counts a count value corresponding to a time from when a first contact node is turned on to when a second
contact node is turned on in a case that at least two of the first contact node, the second contact node, and a third contact
node are sequentially turned on according to a key pressing operation; and

a control circuit that outputs a sound generation instruction signal regardless of whether the third contact node is turned
on or off, in a case that the count value counted by the first counter is less than a threshold value, and that outputs the
sound generation instruction signal after the third contact node is turned on, in a case that the count value counted by the
first counter is not less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,437,026

IMAGE CREATING DEVICE, IMAGE CREATING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image creating device comprising:
a CPU which functions as:
an acquiring unit that acquires a photographic image;
a component creation unit that creates a face component image, the face component image being created using components of
a face included in the photographic image acquired by the acquiring unit, and the face component image being an image shown
by lines, wherein the component creation unit deletes portions present outside of a facial contour and leaves portions present
inside of the facial contour to thereby create the face component image;

an extraction unit that extracts feature information of a shape of an outline of the face included in the photographic image
acquired by the acquiring unit;

a specifying unit that (i) performs a comparison of the feature information of the shape of the outline of the face in the
photographic image acquired by the acquiring unit with a plurality of items of candidate feature information describing shapes
of outlines of faces which are shown by lines and are recorded in a recording section, and (ii) specifies a hair style image
corresponding to one of the plurality of items of candidate feature information which matches the feature information of the
shape of the outline of the face image extracted by the extraction unit based on a result of the comparison, the hair style
image being an outline image of human hair; and

an image creation unit that creates an image shown by lines by combining the hair style image specified by the specifying
unit and the face component image created by the component creation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,429,430

COURSE CREATION SUPPORT APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, COURSE CREATION SUPPORT METHOD, AND COURSE CREATION SUPPORT SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A course creation support apparatus comprising:
a transmitter configured to transmit, via a network, map information of a map to a terminal;
a receiver configured to receive, via the network, landmark information indicative of a landmark on the map from the terminal;
and

a processor configured to create a circuit course that defines a path which is traversable by a user in a looping manner based
on the received landmark information so that the circuit course does not include the landmark thereon and the landmark is
positioned inside the circuit course,

wherein the transmitter is configured to transmit the circuit course to the terminal via the network;
the receiver is configured to receive, via the network, correction information for correcting the created circuit course from
the terminal;

the processor is configured to create a corrected circuit course by correcting the circuit course based on the received correction
information; and

the transmitter is configured to transmit the corrected circuit course to the terminal via the network.

US Pat. No. 9,325,955

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND PROJECTOR APPARATUS WITH OPTICAL SYSTEM HAVING REDUCED COLOR IRREGULARITY

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source apparatus, comprising:
a rotary driver;
an optical plate which is rotated by the rotary driver and which includes a translucent segment and a fluorescent substance
layer;

an excitation light source unit which emits excitation light;
a convergence optical system which converges the excitation light emitted from the excitation light source unit to the translucent
segment and to the fluorescent substance layer;

a transfer optical system which transfers a spot of the excitation light converged to the translucent segment by the convergence
optical system to a transfer plane different from an optical plate plane of the optical plate;

a first casting optical system which projects a light source image of fluorescence onto a common casting plane different from
both the optical plate plane and the transfer plane, wherein the convergence optical system converges the excitation light
to the fluorescent substance layer to form the light source image of the fluorescence on the fluorescent substance layer;
and

a second casting optical system which projects the spot of the excitation light transferred on the transfer plane by the transfer
optical system onto the common casting plane,

wherein an optical path length of the first casting optical system from the optical plate plane to the common casting plane
is equal to an optical path length of the second casting optical system from the transfer plane to the common casting plane,

wherein the transfer optical system includes an ellipsoidal concave mirror,
wherein a first focal point of the ellipsoidal concave mirror is positioned at the spot of the excitation light converged
to the optical plate plane by the convergence optical system,

wherein a second focal point of the ellipsoidal concave mirror is on the transfer plane, and
wherein the transfer plane is perpendicular to the optical plate plane and to the common casting plane.

US Pat. No. 9,122,220

PRINTING APPARATUS, PRINTING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM WHICH CONTROL PRINTING BASED ON DETECTION OF A MARK BY A SENSOR

CASIO ELECTRONICS MANUFAC...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:
a printing device that prints a toner image on a print medium;
a conveyor that conveys the print medium from an upstream side of a conveyance path to a downstream side thereof;
a fixing device arranged in the conveyance path to fix the toner image printed on the print medium by the printing device;
a sensor arranged on a further upstream side than the fixing device in the conveyance path to detect a mark printed on the
print medium; and

a controller that, upon receipt of a printing suspension instruction during printing on the print medium by the printing device,
causes the conveyor to stop the conveyance of the print medium from the upstream side to the downstream side after printing
the mark on the print medium, causes the conveyor to convey the print medium from the downstream side to the upstream side,
then to stop the conveyance of the print medium in response to the sensor detecting the mark printed on the print medium,
and upon receipt of a printing restart instruction, causes the conveyor to convey the print medium from a returned position
where the print medium is stopped to the downstream side and controls a timing of a printing based on a detection of the mark
by the sensor;

wherein the printing device comprises a transfer belt that conveys a toner image subjected to a primary transfer and a secondary
transferring device that transfers the toner image conveyed by the transfer belt on the print medium;

wherein when a distance from a charging position of an image forming color of a first toner image that is to be subjected
to the primary transfer to a position of a secondary transfer by the secondary transferring device through a position of the
primary transfer is set as X and a distance of a conveyance path for the print medium from the sensor detecting the mark to
the secondary transfer position is set as Y, Y?X is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,808,068

DRAWING APPARATUS AND OPERATION CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A drawing apparatus comprising:
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 first 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 first pressing units respectively to adjust an
inclination in a width direction of the nail of the object inserted in the object insertion portion.

US Pat. No. 9,495,940

KEYBOARD DEVICE AND KEYBOARD INSTRUMENT

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A keyboard device, comprising:
a plurality of keys; and
a plurality of key action mechanisms respectively provided for the plurality of keys,
wherein each of said key action mechanisms includes:
a first shaft;
a pressing force transmit member that couples with the first shaft, and receives a pressing force from the corresponding key
when the key is depressed so as to swing around the first shaft in response to a depression of the corresponding key;

a second shaft; and
a hammer that couples with the second shaft,
wherein the pressing force transmit member interfaces the hammer so that the hammer applies a load to the key through the
pressing force transmit member when the key is depressed.

US Pat. No. 9,467,625

IMAGING DEVICE CAPABLE OF COMBINING IMAGES

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging device comprising:
an imaging section;
an overlapping area identifying section which identifies overlapping areas of each adjacent image consecutively captured by
the imaging section;

a texture judging section which judges whether an amount of texture in the overlapping areas identified by the overlapping
area identifying section is smaller than a predetermined reference value;

a region decision section which decides, with respect to each pair of adjacent images, (i) a first region where the amount
of texture is smaller than the predetermined reference value, in the overlapping area of one of the adjacent images of the
pair of adjacent images, and (ii) a second region where the amount of texture is smaller than the predetermined reference
value, in the overlapping area of the other adjacent image of the pair of adjacent images;

a ratio judging section which judges whether or not a ratio of at least one the first region and the second region to the
corresponding overlapping area is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value;

an adjusting section which, in a case in which the ratio judging section judges that the ratio is equal to or greater than
the predetermined threshold value, widens widths of the overlapping areas in areas corresponding to the first region and the
second region to be wider than widths of areas of the overlapping areas where the amount of texture is not smaller than the
predetermined reference value, and adjusts, with respect to existing pixel values of the adjacent images, the pixel values
in at least one of the overlapping areas so that the pixel values of the overlapping areas come within a predetermined range;
and

a combining section which combines the adjacent images such that the overlapping areas of the adjacent images coincide with
each other.

US Pat. No. 9,413,931

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An information processing apparatus in which a first case and a second case are openably and closably connected, comprising:
an imaging device which is provided in the second case and opposed to the first case which is configured to have a read target
medium placed thereon; and

a controller, which comprises a processor and a program memory storing program code which is read by the processor such that
the controller is configured to:

detect that the first case and the second case have been closed into a predetermined open-and-close angle;
control the imaging device to consecutively acquire a plurality of photographed images when it is detected that the first
case and the second case have been closed into the predetermined open-and-close angle;

perform distortion correction processing on each of the plurality of photographed images;
perform composition processing by which the photographed images on which the distortion correction processing is performed
are overlapped with each other, to obtain a composite image; and

store the composite image in a memory.

US Pat. No. 9,298,165

TYPESETTING FIXING METHOD, DISPLAY PLATE AND TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A typesetting fixing method comprising:
disposing a typesetting member on a front surface of a dial plate,
wherein the dial plate is made of a transparent or semitransparent resin and the typesetting member is made of an opaque or
semitransparent resin having a laser absorbing property;

irradiating the dial plate with a laser beam from a rear side of the dial plate while the dial plate is uniformly applied
a pressure by a heat-resistant jig; and

welding the typesetting member on the dial plate (i) by absorbing the laser beam at an interface of the typesetting member
and (ii) by melting at least one of the typesetting member and the dial plate by heat.

US Pat. No. 9,254,026

DRAWING APPARATUS AND DRAWING METHOD THEREOF

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A drawing apparatus, comprising:
a drawing unit which performs drawing of a design by applying inks of plural types to a drawing target area of a drawing target;
and

a control unit which controls the drawing unit based on image data of the design;
wherein:
the control unit sets a plurality of unit areas each of which has a contact part contacting with each other in the drawing
target area based on the image data,

the image data includes information regarding a drying time which is required for drying an ink applied to each of the plurality
of the unit areas,

the control unit determines a unit area, for which the drying time elapses after the ink is applied to the unit area, to be
a dried unit area for which drying of the ink is supposed to be finished, and

the control unit controls the drawing unit to perform drawing on a specific unit area of the plurality of the unit areas when
the control unit determines that every unit area contacting with the specific unit area in the plurality of the unit areas
is at least the dried unit area or an un-drawn unit area to which the ink is not applied.

US Pat. No. 9,210,326

IMAGING APPARATUS WHICH CONTROLS DISPLAY REGARDING CAPTURING, IMAGING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
an imaging section;
a display section which displays an image imaged by the imaging section; and
a CPU which is operable as:
an imaging control section which controls automatic imaging processing in which the imaging section automatically images a
subject under a predetermined condition after an imaging instruction is input;

a condition related information setting section which sets condition related information regarding the predetermined condition
which changes during the automatic imaging processing;

a first specifying section which specifies a number of subjects imaged by the imaging section as a target of imaging; and
a display control section which displays on the display section the condition related information set by the condition related
information setting section, the displayed condition related information changing in at least one of size and position in
accordance with the number of subjects specified by the first specifying section;

wherein the predetermined condition is a condition regarding the automatic imaging processing in which the imaging section
automatically images the subject after a predetermined amount of time passes from an input of the imaging instruction; and

wherein the condition related information is a remaining time until the subject is imaged.

US Pat. No. 9,158,188

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, PROJECTOR, AND LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE FABRICATION METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source device comprising:
a light source element having a flange portion and a cylindrical portion having a cylindrical shape which is smaller in diameter
than the flange portion;

a light source element holder which is disposed with a rear of the flange portion of the light source element brought into
abutment therewith;

a collimator lens which transforms light emitted from the light source element into parallel light;
a hollow cylindrical annular member that is disposed between the light source element and the collimator lens, and of which
a rear end face is brought into abutment with a front surface of the flange portion of the light source element and a front
end face is brought into abutment with a rear surface of the collimator lens; and

a collimator lens holder which accommodates the collimator lens in a hole portion formed therein;
wherein the light source element holder includes a depressed element bearing portion where the rear of the flange portion
of the light source element is disposed while being in abutment therewith; and

wherein a heat conductive filling material is filled in the depressed element bearing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,076,263

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, PICTURE STYLE CONVERSION METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a CPU which is configured to:
execute line drawing conversion of a source image;
form a plurality of divisional images having geometrical shapes, by connecting lines of a line drawing obtained by the line
drawing conversion;

color, in colors, areas in the respective formed divisional images; and
separate specific images including at least a main subject image from the source image,
wherein the CPU is configured to execute line drawing conversion of the specific images separated from the source image.

US Pat. No. 9,384,724

MUSIC PLAYING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT, MUSIC PLAYING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A music playing device comprising:
a fingerboard over which a plurality of strings extend;
a plurality of frets provided on the fingerboard;
a plurality of sensors provided in the fingerboard in positions corresponding to the respective plurality of frets along the
respective plurality of strings thereabove, each of the sensors detecting, as a string-press state, a proximity of the string
thereabove to the sensor so as to detect a pressing degree of the string on the fingerboard by a user and outputting a signal
indicating said detected proximity;

a search unit that searches for a sensor among the plurality of sensors that is at a closest proximity with the string thereabove
at a prescribed frequency;

a memory control unit that stores the proximity of the sensor that is found by the search unit to be at the closest proximity
in a memory as a current operation state and that designates as an immediately previous operation state the proximity of the
sensor that was found by the search unit to be at the closest proximity in the memory immediately prior to the current operation
state being stored, every time the search unit searches for and finds the sensor that is at the closest proximity with the
string;

a play command operation detection unit that detects, as a play command operation, an action of any of the plurality of strings
being struck by the user;

a pitch determination unit that determines a pitch of a musical note to be played in response to the play command operation
being detected and based on the current operation state stored in the memory;

a play command unit that issues a command to a sound source to play the musical note of said determined pitch; and
a first musical note control unit that, after the command to play the musical note is issued to the sound source, modulates
the musical note played in the sound source based on the current operation state and the immediately previous operation state
stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,357,119

IMAGING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging apparatus capable of wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:
an imaging section which comprises an image sensor and which is configured to image a peripheral imaging apparatus from among
a plurality of peripheral imaging apparatuses around the imaging apparatus; and

a control section which comprises a CPU and which is configured to:
detect, from within imaging frames imaged by the imaging section, a predetermined image portion which corresponds to the peripheral
imaging apparatus and in which one of (i) a light-emitting pattern that changes with time or spatially and that indicates
identification information which identifies the peripheral imaging apparatus, and (ii) a label that indicates the identification
information which identifies the peripheral imaging apparatus, wherein the label includes one of (a) a label printed with
a bar code, and (b) a label printed with a numerical value string or a character string, is imaged, wherein the peripheral
imaging apparatus is identified based on the imaged one of the light-emitting pattern and the label, and wherein the imaged
one of the light-emitting pattern and the label is used for wireless communication;

identify the one of the light-emitting pattern and the label by analyzing the detected predetermined image portion;
select the peripheral imaging apparatus to be a target for predetermined processing from among the plurality of peripheral
imaging apparatuses via the wireless communication by using the identified one of the light-emitting pattern and the label;
and

perform the predetermined processing with the selected peripheral imaging apparatus via the wireless communication.

US Pat. No. 9,336,764

RECORDING AND PLAYBACK DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND RECORDING AND PLAYBACK METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A recording and playback device comprising:
a memory; and
a controller which is configured to:
store in the memory first sound data having a length corresponding to a beat among sound data acquired from an external source;
create a plurality of pieces of copied sound data from the first sound data, such that a number of the created pieces of the
copied sound data is based on a specified meter, connect one of the plurality of pieces of copied sound data to another of
the plurality of pieces of copied sound data to create loop sound data of at least one bar, and store the loop sound data
in the memory;

repeatedly replay the loop sound data stored in the memory; and
perform an operation to overlap sound data acquired during replaying of the loop sound data onto the loop sound data being
replayed, and store the overlapping sound data in the memory.

US Pat. No. 9,253,436

VIDEO PLAYBACK DEVICE, VIDEO PLAYBACK METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON VIDEO PLAYBACK PROGRAM, VIDEO PLAYBACK CONTROL DEVICE, VIDEO PLAYBACK CONTROL METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A video playback device comprising:
a sound-attached video storage unit in which a sound-attached video is stored;
a text storage unit in which texts for sounds of sound-attached video portions of the sound-attached video are stored in such
a way as to be correlated with the respective sound-attached video portions;

a text list display control unit which controls to display the texts as a list;
a text specification unit which specifies a text in the displayed list of the texts as a specific text based on a user operation;
and

a sound-attached video portion playback control unit which controls to hide the list of the texts and play a sound-attached
video portion for the specific text;

wherein the sound-attached video portion playback control unit includes a sound-attached video portion repeat playback control
unit which controls to play the sound-attached video portion for the specific text multiple times; and

wherein the text list display control unit includes a text-list-display-after-video-playback control unit which controls to
hide the sound-attached video portion for the specific text and display the list of the texts after the sound-attached video
portion for the specific text is played the multiple times.

US Pat. No. 9,183,754

MUSIC SCORE DISPLAY DEVICE, MUSIC SCORE DISPLAY METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A music score display device comprising:
a display controller that displays a music score representing a predetermined piece of music at a predetermined display;
a memory that stores a point value representing an achievement level attained by a user for each of a plurality of measures
of the music score when the predetermined piece of music is played by the user;

a graph image generator that, based on the point value of each measure stored in the memory, generates a graph image representing
the point value of each measure; and

an overlay display that displays the graph image of each measure generated by the graph image generator, superposed on an
image of the corresponding measure of the music score displayed at the predetermined display, such that the image of the measure
is visible.

US Pat. No. 9,117,314

INFORMATION OUTPUT APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION ON A VIDEO DISPLAY

Casio Computer Co., Ltd.,...

1. A non-transitory computer program storage medium readable by a computer system and encoding a computer program for executing
a computer process for displaying information on a video display, the computer process comprising:
presetting a specified font size, a minimum setting font size, and a maximum setting font size for the font sizes of text
items included in display data, wherein the display data is a Web page having text that includes text items;

extracting the frequency of use for each of the font sizes of text items included in the display data,
determining a font size whose frequency of use is high among the frequencies of use of the font sizes,
setting a condition for uniformly merging the font size of text for each of the font sizes smaller than the font size with
a high frequency of use to correspond to the individual font sizes in the range from the preset specified font size to the
minimum setting font size,

setting a condition for uniformly merging the font size of text for each of the font sizes larger than the font size with
a high frequency of use to correspond to the individual font sizes in the range from the preset specified font size to the
maximum setting font size,

changing text of the font size with a high frequency of use to text of the preset specified font size,
changing the font size of text for each of the font sizes smaller than the font size with a high frequency of use according
to the condition set by the changing of text of the font size with a high frequency of use,

changing the font size of text for each of the font sizes larger than the font size with a high frequency of use according
to the condition set by the changing of the font size of text for each of the font sizes smaller than the font size with a
high frequency of use; and

displaying, on the video display, both the text items whose font size has been changed from an original font size and text
items whose font size has not been change from the original font size, wherein the text items are displayed in various sizes
on the Web page having the text without losing a size balance of the text items,

wherein
the determining the font size whose frequency of use is high includes determining the font size with a high frequency of use
among the frequencies of use of font sizes extracted by the extracting, the maximum font size, and minimum font size,

the setting the condition for uniformly merging the font size of text for each of the font sizes smaller than the font size
includes dividing a value obtained by subtracting the minimum font size from the font size with a high frequency of use by
a value obtained by subtracting the minimum setting font size from the specified font size preset by the presetting, applying
a ceiling function to a result of the dividing, and setting the result of the dividing as the condition for the number of
text items of the individual font sizes smaller than the font size with a high frequency of use to be merged to correspond
to the font sizes in the range from the preset specified font size to the minimum setting font size,

the setting the condition for uniformly merging the font size of text for each of the font sizes larger than the font size
includes dividing a value obtained by subtracting the font size with a high frequency of use from the maximum font size by
a value obtained by subtracting the specified font size from the maximum setting font size preset by the presetting, applying
the ceiling function to a result of the dividing and setting the result of the dividing as the condition for the number of
text items of the individual font sizes larger than the font size with a high frequency of use to be merged to correspond
to the font sizes in the range from the preset specified font size to the maximum setting font size,

the changing of the font size of text for each of the font sizes smaller that the font size with the high frequency of user
further changes text items of the individual font sizes smaller than the font size with a high frequency of use to correspond
to the font sizes in the range from the preset specified font size to the minimum setting font size according to the condition
for the number of text items to be merged set by the first condition setting process, and

the changing of the font size of text for each of the font sizes larger that the font size with a high frequency of use further
changes text items of the individual font sizes larger than the font size with a high frequency of use to correspond to the
font sizes in the range from the preset specified font size to the maximum setting font size according to the condition for
the number of text items to be merged set by the second condition setting process.

US Pat. No. 9,055,215

SUBJECT DETECTION DEVICE AND SUBJECT DETECTION METHOD FOR DETECTING SUBJECT IMAGE FROM IMAGE USING SELECTED DISCRIMINATOR CORRESPONDING TO A PHOTOGRAPHING ENVIRONMENT

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A subject detection device comprising:
an acquisition unit that sequentially acquires images;
a selection unit that selects a specific discriminator from among a plurality of discriminators that correspond to a plurality
of photographing environment types, respectively;

a detection unit that detects a subject image in the sequentially acquired images, by using the selected specific discriminator;
and

a determination unit that, by using each of the plurality of discriminators in order, determines a discriminator that matches
the subject image in the acquired images from among the plurality of the discriminators,

wherein the selection unit selects the specific discriminator based on a determination result by the determination unit.

US Pat. No. 9,349,557

FUNCTION DRIVING APPARATUS, FUNCTION DRIVING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING FUNCTION DRIVING PROGRAM THEREON

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A function driving apparatus comprising:
an acceleration sensor which detects acceleration components of a device in directions of x axis, y axis, and z axis which
are orthogonal to each other, at predetermined time intervals; and

a control section which transforms, at predetermined time intervals, the acceleration components detected by the acceleration
sensor to polar coordinate components formed of an r component representing a distance from an origin of an xyz space, a ?
component representing an angle formed with the x axis, and a ? component representing an angle formed with an xy plane including
the x axis and the y axis, and drives a specific function of the device when a state in which the ? component and the ? component
are within a predetermined set range continues for a predetermined time or longer,

wherein the control section judges whether the ? component or the ? component is within the predetermined set range, at predetermined
time intervals; increments a first coefficient when the ? component and the ? component are within the predetermined set range;
increments a second coefficient and decrements the first coefficient when the ? component or the ? component is out of the
predetermined set range; and drives the specific function of the device based on a result of comparison between the first
coefficient and a first preset value.

US Pat. No. 9,275,268

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

5. An image processing method, comprising:
acquiring an image;
searching for a pixel satisfying a given condition from the acquired image;
determining whether the pixel satisfying the given condition is detected by the searching;
determining whether a region comprising a set of pixels has a particular shape when it is determined that the pixel satisfying
the given condition is detected, by (i) obtaining a length of the region in a first direction by counting a number of pixels
successively present in a given direction from the pixel satisfying the given condition under a same condition, then (ii)
determining whether the obtained length satisfies a particular condition with respect to a length of the region in a second
direction; and

retaining position information showing a position of the region comprising the set of pixels when it is determined that the
region has the particular shape.

US Pat. No. 9,261,860

ANALOG ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An analog electronic timepiece, comprising:
a stepping motor which is driven by a step drive;
a first indicating unit which makes a step rotation by a first rotation angle according to the step drive;
a second indicating unit which makes a step rotation by a second rotation angle which is smaller than the first rotation angle
in conjunction with the step rotation of the first indicating unit; and

a controller which is configured to:
perform control to drive the stepping motor by the step drive to rotate a rotation position of the first indicating unit to
a set rotation position, without regard to a rotation position of the second indicating unit, in an operation mode in which
the set rotation position of the first indicating unit is changed; and

perform control to drive the stepping motor by the step drive to rotate the rotation position of the first indicating unit
to the set rotation position and to rotate a rotation position of the second indicating unit to a set rotation position, in
response to the set rotation position of the first indicating unit being fixed in the operation mode in which the set rotation
position of the first indicating unit is changed.

US Pat. No. 9,264,473

CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SERVER, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT EASILY VIEWABLE BY TERMINAL DEVICE HAVING SMALL DISPLAY PART

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A content distribution system comprising:
a content server that provides content; and
a distribution server that distributes the content provided from the content server via a network,
wherein the content sever includes:
an attribute noticing unit that notices attribute information to the distribution server, the attribute information corresponding
to a distribution timing of content desired to be distributed;

a standby unit that receives a permission notice for permitting the distribution from the distribution sever, according to
a notice from the attribute noticing unit; and

a content distribution request unit that, after receiving the permission notice by the standby unit, transmits the content
added with meta information to the distribution server, the meta information containing the distribution timing, and

wherein the distribution server includes:
a notice accept unit that receives the notice of the attribute information from the content server, the attribute information
corresponding to the distribution timing of content desired to be distributed;

an issuing unit that issues the permission notice according to the attribute information accepted by the notice accept unit
and that transmits the issued permission notice to the content server;

a content receiving unit that receives the content added with the meta information from the content server after issuing the
permission notice by the issuing unit; and

a distribution execution unit that distributes the content received by the content receiving unit to a terminal device according
to the distribution timing contained in the meta information added to the content.

US Pat. No. 9,190,730

ANTENNA, RADIO RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANTENNA

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An antenna comprising:
an elongated magnetic core;
a secondary magnetic path member disposed near the core, and forming a secondary magnetic path;
a spacer disposed between the core and the secondary magnetic path member so as to prevent the core and the secondary magnetic
path member from being magnetically coupled; and

a coil formed by winding a wire around the core so as to bundle the core and the secondary magnetic path member together,
wherein the secondary magnetic path member comprises a thin plate disposed parallel to the core with the spacer provided therebetween,
and

wherein ends of the secondary magnetic path member are magnetically coupled so as to form a closed magnetic path as the secondary
magnetic path, whereby the secondary magnetic path member is disposed so as to enclose the coil and forms a looped magnetic
path which allows magnetic flux from the coil to circle.

US Pat. No. 9,164,675

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a touch-input section which detects a touch operation;
a display section;
a movement detecting section which detects movement directions of a slide operation on the touch-input section while touching
the touch-input section, when the slide operation is performed;

a pattern determining section which determines a pattern of the slide operation based on the movement directions detected
by the movement detecting section, wherein the pattern determining section is configured to detect a predetermined pattern
in which the touch operation is performed in an order of (i) movement in a first direction and (ii) movement in a second direction
that differs from the first direction, wherein the pattern determining section is further configured to determine a combination
corresponding to the predetermined pattern from among a plurality of predetermined combinations for the first direction and
the second direction;

a display control section which controls a direction of changing display content displayed on the display section and controls
a type of a method of changing the display content based on the combination determined by the pattern determining section;
and

a measuring section which measures a stop duration of a temporary stop, when the predetermined pattern of the slide operation
is a pattern in which the touch operation is performed in an order of (i) the movement in the first direction, (ii) the temporary
stop, and (iii) the movement in the second direction that differs from the first direction,

wherein the display control section further controls the display content displayed on the display section such that another
type of the method of changing the display content is controlled based on the stop duration measured by the measuring section.

US Pat. No. 9,156,288

PRINTING DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING PRINT HEAD BASED ON OBLIQUE LINES ON PRINT MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printing device comprising:
a print head configured to execute printing on a first surface of a medium to be printed, wherein a plurality of oblique lines
of the same angle of obliquity are formed on a second surface of the medium to be printed at regular intervals;

a conveying section configured to convey the medium to be printed;
a sensor configured to detect the oblique lines; and
a control section configured to control the print head to execute printing in such a way that a position of data to be printed
on the medium is adjusted based on an interval which is detected by the sensor and which is between the oblique lines in a
conveying direction of the medium to be printed.

US Pat. No. 9,530,915

SOLAR PANEL AND TIMEPIECE INCLUDING SOLAR PANEL

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A solar panel where a pointer shaft is inserted into a through hole provided at center of the solar panel and pointers
mounted on the pointer shaft move above the solar panel, comprising:
a center cell formed around periphery of the through hole; and
a plurality of outer-circumferential cells formed around outer periphery of the center cell in a manner to have substantially
same light-receiving areas,

wherein the center cell is formed to have a light-receiving area larger than each light-receiving area of the plurality of
outer-circumferential cells, taking into consideration a light-shielding area where the pointers overlap with the center cell.

US Pat. No. 9,443,499

MUSICAL SOUND CONTROL APPARATUS, MUSICAL SOUND CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM AND ELECTRONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A musical sound control apparatus, comprising:
an operator that is operable to perform a scratch operation in first and second directions;
a first ring buffer that, in response to input of a sound of an external musical sound data being supplied externally, sequentially
overwrites and stores the external musical sound data;

a second ring buffer that, in a case of a scratch operation being performed on the operator, copies at least one piece of
musical sound data stored in the first ring buffer and stores the at least one piece of musical sound data; and

a playback control unit that controls the musical sound data stored in the second ring buffer based on the scratch operation
performed in at least one of the first direction and the second direction so as to read out and playback the musical sound
data stored in the second ring buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,420,195

IMAGING APPARATUS, IMAGING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
an imaging member comprising an image sensor; and
a processor which is configured to:
determine whether or not an imaging total time which is set in advance is longer than a predetermined time when the imaging
member performs imaging repeatedly at regular intervals during the imaging total time;

perform a setting so that an exposure condition is to be subjected to tracking, when it is determined that the total imaging
time is longer than the predetermined time; and

control the imaging member to perform imaging repeatedly at the regular intervals during the imaging total time according
to the set exposure condition.

US Pat. No. 9,380,198

PHOTOGRAPHING SYSTEM, PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD, LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS, PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A photographing system comprising:
a light emitting apparatus which emits visible light including arbitrary information; and
a photographing apparatus which has a plurality of photographing functions,
wherein the light emitting apparatus comprises:
a light emitting section which emits visible light including command information respectively corresponding to the plurality
of photographing functions of the photographing apparatus, and

wherein the photographing apparatus comprises:
a photographing section;
a visible light information acquisition section which receives the visible light emitted by the light emitting section by
the photographing section, and acquires the command information included in the visible light;

a photographing instruction section which instructs to perform at least one of the plurality of photographing functions based
on the command information acquired by the visible light information acquisition section;

a range extraction section which extracts a range in which the visible light including the command information moves within
images photographed by the photographing section; and

a record control section which performs trimming on a selected image based on the range extracted by the range extraction
section, and records the trimmed image.

US Pat. No. 9,316,897

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND PROJECTOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A projector comprising:
a light source unit which comprises:
a laser light source unit in which two or more types of laser emitting elements are arranged in a planar fashion on a same
plane, wherein the laser emitting elements emit light having wavelength bands that are different from each other;

a diffusing unit disposed on an optical path of the light emitted from the laser light source unit to diffuse the light emitted
from the laser light source unit; and

a light source control unit which controls illumination of the laser emitting elements in a time sharing manner in accordance
with the types of the laser emitting elements, wherein the light source control unit controls the illumination of the laser
emitting elements such that blue laser emitting elements have a longer luminescence time among the two or more types of laser
emitting elements, and such that red laser emitting elements have a shorter luminescence time among the two of more types
of laser emitting elements;

a display device which generates projection light;
a light source side optical system which guides light emitted from the light source unit to the display device;
a projection side optical system which guides projection light generated by the display device; and
a projector control unit which controls the display device and the light source unit;
wherein, in the laser light source unit, all of the blue laser emitting elements which have a longer luminescence time among
the two or more types of laser emitting elements are arranged in a lower portion of the plane in a vertical direction than
all of the red laser emitting elements which have a shorter luminescence time among the two of more Noes of laser emitting
elements, such that all of the blue laser emitting elements are arranged lower in a housing of the oroiector than all of the
red laser emitting elements.

US Pat. No. 9,288,386

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGE SYNTHESIZING METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:
an imaging portion that takes images of subjects;
a first determination portion that, when two taken images taken by the imaging portion are to be synthesized, compares (i)
a number of facial images contained in one taken image of the two taken images with (ii) a number of facial images contained
in the other taken image of the two taken images, and determines which taken image has a smaller number of facial images;
and

a synthesizing portion that, after the determination by the first determination portion, extracts a facial image from the
taken image of the two taken images determined to have the smaller number of facial images, and synthesizes the extracted
facial image with a region of the other taken image of the two taken images where there is no facial image.

US Pat. No. 9,278,568

STAMP-FACE FORMING APPARATUS, METHOD OF FORMING A STAMP FACE, AND STAMP-FACE FORMING SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A stamp-face forming apparatus for forming a stamp face, comprising:
a stamp-face forming unit which is provided with plural heating elements disposed so as to face a surface of a stamp face
material, and which forms the stamp face on the stamp face material, wherein the stamp face material includes porous material
which is adapted to become non-porous when heated, and the stamp face material is detachably held in a holding body and is
at least partially coated with a film; and

a controlling unit which controls the stamp-face forming unit such that an amount of heat per unit area to be applied to a
part of the film facing at least one of edge portions of the stamp face material is larger than an amount of heat per unit
area applied to a part of the film facing a portion of the stamp face to be non-porous.

US Pat. No. 9,264,559

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PRINTING IMAGE ON DISTENDABLE SHEET

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. A printing method comprising the steps of:
printing a first predetermined pattern based on a certain data on a distendable sheet;
after printing the first predetermined pattern on the distendable sheet, distending the distendable sheet printed with the
first predetermined pattern;

after distending the distendable sheet, printing a second predetermined pattern based on a data that is the same as the certain
data on the distendable sheet;

after printing the second predetermined pattern on the distendable sheet, obtaining a displacement amount of the first predetermined
pattern by comparing the first predetermined pattern printed on the distendable sheet with the second predetermined pattern
printed on the distendable sheet;

after obtaining the displacement amount, deforming an original image by a deformation amount determined based on the obtained
displacement amount; and

after deforming the original image, printing the deformed original image as an image for printing on the distendable sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,195,430

IMAGE DISPLAY TERMINAL, IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image display terminal comprising:
an image display control unit which displays a background image in a display screen of the image display terminal;
a display range setting unit which sets, with respect to a coordinate system determined by a plurality of coordinate axes,
display range data to an image display region where the background image is displayed of the display screen;

a display range sending unit which sends the set display range data to at least two other image display terminals;
a graph expression receiving unit which receives from the other image display terminals, after the sent display range data
is set to an image display region where the background image is displayed of the other image display terminals, graph expression
data for a graph figure displayed on the background image of the other image display terminals, wherein the background image
displayed on the image display terminal and the background image displayed on the other image display terminals are identical;

a terminal information receiving unit which receives, from the other image display terminals, terminal information on the
other image display terminals when the graph expression receiving unit receives the graph expression data from the other image
display terminals;

a terminal information display control unit which displays the received terminal information on the display screen; and
a received graph display control unit which displays, on the background image, the graph figure shown by the graph expression
data received by the graph expression receiving unit;

wherein, when the graph expression receiving unit receives the graph expression data from each of the other image display
terminals, and the terminal information receiving unit receives the terminal information from each of the other image display
terminals, the received graph display control unit and the terminal information display control unit display the graph figure
shown by the received graph expression data and the received terminal information in such a way that the graph figure and
the terminal information are correlated with each other, with respect to each of the other image display terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,170,565

INTERIOR COMPONENT POSITIONING STRUCTURE, TIMEPIECE, AND INTERIOR COMPONENT POSITIONING METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An interior component positioning structure comprising:
a case;
an inner frame which is arranged inside the case and an upper surface of which is provided with a positioning fitting recess;
a module which is arranged as being positioned inside the inner frame; and
a parting member which is provided with a parting member positioning projection that is provided on a lower surface of the
parting member facing the upper surface of the inner frame, and that is fitted into the positioning fitting recess of the
inner frame, thereby positioning the parting member with respect to the inner frame,

wherein the case is provided with a flange-shaped projecting section provided on an inner peripheral surface of the case at
a position higher than an upper surface of the module and arranged between the inner frame and the parting member, and the
flange-shaped projecting section is provided with an insertion hole through which the parting member positioning projection
of the parting member is inserted to project,

wherein the parting member includes (i) an outer section comprising a first slanted section which is positioned on an upper
surface of the flange-shaped projecting section, (ii) a middle section which is adjacent to the outer section and comprises
a flat section which is positioned on the upper surface of the flange-shaped projecting section in an area corresponding to
the inner frame, (iii) an inner section which is adjacent to the middle section and comprises and a second slanted section
which is tilted from an inner peripheral end of the flat section toward the upper surface of the module and projects radially
inwardly beyond an inner peripheral end of the flange-shaped projecting section.

US Pat. No. 9,122,979

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS TO PERFORM PHOTO-TO-PAINTING CONVERSION PROCESSING

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus connectable to a server, the apparatus comprising:
a first storage configured to store an original image;
a second storage configured to store data indicating tones;
a selector configured to select a data item indicating a tone from the data stored in the second storage;
a processor configured to change a tone of a reduced image of the original image stored in the first storage based on the
selected data item indicating the tone in order to output a tone-changed reduced image;

a display configured to display the tone-changed reduced image output from the processor;
a connection determination unit configured to determine whether the image processing apparatus is connected to the network;
a transmitter configured to transmit the original image stored in the first storage to the server via the network together
with the selected data item indicating the tone when the connection determination unit determines that the image processing
apparatus is connected to the network;

a conversion controller configured to cause the processor to change the tone of the original image based on the selected data
item indicating the tone when the connection determination unit determines that the image processing apparatus is not connected
to the network; and

a receiver configured to receive the original image whose tone is changed by the server while the image processing apparatus
is connected to the network.

US Pat. No. 9,076,081

MULTI-CLASS DISCRIMINATING DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A multi-class discriminating device, for judging which class out of plural classes a feature represented by data falls
into, comprising:
a first hierarchical discriminating-device generating unit for generating plural first hierarchical discriminating devices
each for discriminating one class from N classes, where N is greater than or equal to 2; and

a second hierarchical discriminating-device generating unit for combining score values output respectively from the plural
first hierarchical discriminating devices to generate a second hierarchical feature vector, and for entering the second hierarchical
feature vector to generate plural second hierarchical discriminating devices each for discriminating one class from N classes,
where N is greater than or equal to 2,

wherein when data is entered, the plural first hierarchical discriminating devices output score values respectively, and these
score values are combined to generate the second hierarchical feature vector, and when the second hierarchical feature vector
is entered, the second hierarchical discriminating device which outputs the maximum score value is selected from among the
plural second hierarchical discriminating devices, and the class corresponding to the selected second hierarchical discriminating
device is discriminated as the class, into which the feature represented by the entered data falls.

US Pat. No. 9,656,119

EXERCISE INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM, EXERCISE INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING EXERCISE INFORMATION DISPLAY PROGRAM STORED THEREON

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An exercise information display system comprising:
a sensor device which obtains data associated with a motion status of a human body during an exercise;
a data processing device which generates plural types of exercise information based on the data obtained by the sensor device;
and

a viewing device which displays, from among the plural types of exercise information, at least first information indicating
a posture of the human body during the exercise and second information associated with the first information in a display
format where the first information and the second information are displayed in conjunction with each other,

wherein:
(i) the data processing device generates, as the first information, two maximum tilts each of which is a maximum tilt of a
reference axis of a body trunk of the human body during the exercise and which are formed such that one direction where one
maximum tilt is formed and a direction where the other maximum tilt is formed are opposite to each other, and the viewing
device simultaneously displays two guide lines which respectively represent the two maximum tilts and an angle formed therebetween
which represents a magnitude of a wobble of the body trunk, on two animations by a skeleton model which reflect the posture
of the human body during the exercise and each of which corresponds to the two guide lines, such that the two guide lines
are overlapped with the each of the two animations;

(ii) the data processing device generates, as the first information, a maximum upward direction position and a maximum downward
direction position of a body trunk of the human body during the exercise, and the viewing device simultaneously displays two
guide lines which respectively represent the maximum upward direction position and the maximum downward direction position
and a distance therebetween which represents a magnitude of a wobble of the body trunk, on two animations by a skeleton model
which reflect the posture of the human body during the exercise and each of which corresponds to the two guide lines, such
that the two guide lines are overlapped with the each of the two animations;

(iii) the data processing device generates, as the first information, a ground reaction force received by the human body during
the exercise, and the viewing device displays the ground reaction force by a vector, on an animation by a skeleton model which
reflects the posture of the human body during the exercise, such that the ground reaction force is overlapped with the animation;

(iv) the data processing device generates, as the first information, a landing time of the human body during the exercise,
and the viewing device displays the landing time by a vector, on an animation by a skeleton model which reflects the posture
of the human body during the exercise, such that the landing time is overlapped with the animation;

(v) the data processing device generates, as the first information, two averages each of which is an average of a tilt of
the human body and which are respectively obtained in different periods during the exercise, and the viewing device simultaneously
displays two guide lines which respectively represent the two averages and an angle formed therebetween which represents a
magnitude of a variability of the body trunk, on two animations by a skeleton model which reflect the posture of the human
body during the exercise and each of which corresponds to the two guide lines, such that the two guide lines are overlapped
with the each of the two animations; or

(vi) the data processing device generates, as the first information, swings of a left or a right arm of the human body each
of which is obtained in respective different periods during the exercise, and the viewing device simultaneously displays two
guide lines which respectively represent the swings of the arm and an angle formed therebetween which represents a magnitude
of the swings of the arm, on two animations by a skeleton model which reflect the posture of the human body during the exercise
and each of which corresponds to the two guide lines, such that the two guide lines are overlapped with the each of the two
animations.

US Pat. No. 9,519,272

WRISTWATCH

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A wristwatch comprising:
a case including a band attachment section having an attachment hole;
a band including a coupling hole in one end portion located coaxially with the attachment hole of the band attachment section;
a coupling member inserted into the coupling hole of the band and the attachment hole of the band attachment section and coupling
the band with the band attachment section; and

a fixing member fixing the coupling member to the attachment hole of the band attachment section or the coupling hole of the
band,

wherein the coupling member comprises a tubular member having a female screw on an inner peripheral surface and inserted into
the coupling hole of the band and the attachment hole of the band attachment section, and a pair of screw members each having
a male screw screwed into the female screw of the tubular member and a head section larger than an outer diameter of the tubular
member.

US Pat. No. 9,518,565

ACTUATOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An actuator, comprising:
an extendable driver portion which includes an electrolyte layer laminated with electrode layers, each of the electrode layers
including an electroconductive polymer, and the extendable driver portion being configured to expand and contract according
to application of a voltage between the electrode layers;

wherein the extendable driver portion is arranged between an application portion and a pair of fixation portions opposite
to each other,

wherein the electrode layers are laminated on the electrolyte layer to form a rectangular thin plate, and a pair of L-shaped
slits are provided in the rectangular thin plate so as to pass through the rectangular thin plate from a front side to a back
side,

wherein a center portion of the rectangular thin plate between the pair of L-shaped slits serves as the application portion,
and

wherein the application portion moves in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the rectangular thin plate as the extendable
driver portion extends and contracts.

US Pat. No. 9,489,979

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR TIME-LAPSE MOVING IMAGE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising;
a photographic scene selection section that selects a photographic scene;
a storage section that independently stores, a photographing parameter relating to time-lapse photography that captures images
at a predetermined interval and generates a moving image of a shorter playback time than a photographing time, and a value
of a playback parameter relating to playing of a time-lapse moving image for each photographic scene, respectively, and

a parameter setting section that reads and sets a value of the playback parameter stored in the storage section according
to the photographic scene selected by way of the photographic scene selection section,

wherein the storage section further independently stores, among types of the photographing parameters, each of photographing
parameters relating to time and photographing parameters relating to image quality, wherein the parameter setting section
reads and further sets a value of the photographing parameter relating to time and a value of the photographing parameter
relating to image quality stored in the storage section according to a photographic scene selected by the photographic scene
selection section when capturing a time-lapse moving image, and wherein the image processing apparatus further comprises an
image capture control section that performs control of image capture of the time-lapse moving image at values of the photographing
parameters set by way of the parameter setting section, and

wherein the storage section further stores whether to fix a tracking method of the photographing parameter or a value causing
a tracking speed to change relating to image quality during time-lapse photography, and wherein the parameter setting section
further reads and sets whether to fix the tracking method of the photographing parameter or the value causing the tracking
speed to change relating to image quality during time-lapse photography stored in the storage section according to the photographic
scene selected by the photographic scene selection section.

US Pat. No. 9,344,641

PHOTOGRAPHING CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING PHOTOGRAPHING EXECUTED BY A PLURALITY OF CAMERAS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A photographing controller comprising:
a microcomputer which is configured to:
determine temporary conditions at a time of executing photographing by a plurality of cameras;
determine whether photographing by the plurality of cameras can be executed under the temporary conditions;
determine actual conditions at the time of executing photographing by the plurality of cameras in accordance with a determination
result with respect to whether photographing by the plurality of cameras can be executed under the temporary conditions; and

control setting of the actual conditions in the plurality of cameras,
wherein the temporary conditions include any one of a plurality of conditions from among (a) conditions related to a number
of cameras participating in the photographing, (b) conditions related to timings to execute photographing, (c) conditions
related to whether all of the plurality of cameras can participate in the photographing under specified conditions, (d) conditions
related to all of the cameras photographing a same subject, (e) battery residual capacity, and (f) sufficient residual capacity
in a recording medium that records photographed images.

US Pat. No. 9,336,967

SWITCH DEVICE AND TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A timepiece comprising:
a switch device,
wherein the switch device includes:
a case having a through hole;
a cylindrical member including a first cylindrical section having a small diameter arranged in the through hole of the case
and a second cylindrical section having a large diameter arranged on an outer portion of the case;

an operation member including a shaft section slidably inserted into the first cylindrical section and ahead section slidably
arranged in the second cylindrical section;

a waterproof member provided between an inner peripheral surface of the second cylindrical section and an outer peripheral
surface of the head section; and

a vent passage that allows air inside the second cylindrical section and air outside the case to pass through a vent hole
provided in the cylindrical member and a gap between an outer surface of the cylindrical member and an outer surface of the
case for ventilation.

US Pat. No. 9,329,775

FIGURE DRAWING APPARATUS, FIGURE DRAWING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH FIGURE DRAWING PROGRAMS ARE RECORDED

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A figure drawing apparatus comprising:
a touch panel;
a display unit;
a touch position detection unit which detects (i) a single touch position, (ii) a plurality of touch positions simultaneously,
and (iii) a movement of at least one of the touch positions detected in accordance with a user's touch operation of the touch
panel;

a drawing figure determination unit which, when the touch position detection unit detects a plurality of touch positions simultaneously,
determines a type of a figure and a drawing-position of the figure in accordance with the touch positions detected simultaneously
and a following movement of the touch positions detected by the touch position detection unit, or the touch positions detected
simultaneously and a new touch position other than the touch positions detected by the touch position detection unit;

a figure display control unit which displays a figure on the display unit in accordance with the type of the figure and the
drawing-position of the figure determined by the drawing figure determination unit;

a one-point locus display control unit which, when the touch position detection unit detects the single touch position and
then the movement of the single touch position, displays a locus of the movement of the single touch position on the display
unit;

a locus moving unit which selects and moves a locus of the movement of the touch position displayed on the display unit by
the one-point locus display control unit; and

a symbol registration unit which, when the locus of the movement of the touch position is moved into a predetermined range
near a characteristic point of the drawing by the locus moving unit and is released from being selected within the predetermined
range, registers the locus of the movement of the touch position as a symbol indicating the characteristic point of the drawing,
and arranges the locus of the movement of the touch position in a position suitable as the symbol indicating the characteristic
point of the drawing.

US Pat. No. 9,313,472

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS THAT PHOTOGRAPHS A SPECIFIC SUBJECT, A COMMUNICATION METHOD, A STORAGE MEDIUM AND A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image capture apparatus comprising:
a CPU which is operable as:
a transmission control section that transmits identification information for identifying a specific subject to one other apparatus;
and

a reception control section that receives, from among images photographed by an image capture section included in the other
apparatus, an image in which a subject designated by identification information transmitted by the transmission control section
is photographed by the other apparatus having received the identification information, and is transmitted to an own apparatus
address,

wherein the reception control section receives from the other apparatus an image transmitted, in a case in which the subject
designated by the identification information transmitted by the transmission control section is photographed by the other
apparatus and transmitted to the own apparatus address when the own apparatus is in a state capable of image capture.

US Pat. No. 9,229,434

RADIO-CONTROLLED TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A radio-controlled timepiece comprising:
a receiving unit which receives a transmitting radio wave including date/time information from a positioning satellite;
a date/time information obtaining unit which obtains a week number and elapsed time within a week as the date/time information
from the received transmitting radio wave;

an operating unit which receives operation from a user;
a term obtaining unit which obtains a value of a 10 year digit of a present date and time according to input operation through
the operating unit;

a first term setting unit which sets a first date/time specified range including 10 years corresponding to the obtained value
of the 10 year digit and a term adjacent to the 10 years with a predetermined length, the first date/time specified range
set to a length equal to or shorter than one lap of the week number;

a first date/time calculating unit which calculates the present date and time within the set first date/time specified range
according to the week number and the elapsed time within the week;

a timekeeping unit which counts date and time; and
a date/time correcting unit which corrects the date and time of the timekeeping unit based on the present date and time calculated
by the first date/time calculating unit; and wherein the term obtaining unit only obtains the 10 year digit of a present date.

US Pat. No. 9,213,504

PRINTING APPARATUS, POWER SUPPLY CONTROL APPARATUS, POWER SUPPLY CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:
a main body;
a switching device configured to switch between supplying power and stopping supply of power from a first power source to
the main body; and

a power supply control apparatus configured to control the switching device to stop power supply from the first power source
to the main body when a power supply disable condition is satisfied in a first state where the main body is powered by the
first power source, and configured to control the switching device to supply power from the first power source to the main
body when a power supply enable condition is satisfied in a second state where the power supply from the first power source
to the main body is stopped;

a determiner configured to make a determination of whether or not to direct the main body to perform a process associated
with print preparation for a print data, wherein the process associated with the print preparation is executable prior to
reception of the printing data by the main body, the determination being made upon satisfaction of the power supply enable
condition while the main body is in the second state, and the determination being made depending upon any one of factors that
causes the satisfaction of the power supply enable condition; and

an output device configured to output a result of the determination by the determiner to the main body when the main body
is powered by the first power source under the control of the switching device by the power supply control apparatus;

wherein the power supply control apparatus is powered by a second power source when the main body is in the second state,
the second power source being different from the first power source.

US Pat. No. 9,207,649

ANALOG ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE AND HAND MOVEMENT CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An analog electronic timepiece comprising:
a radiowave receiver that receives radiowaves from positioning satellites, acquires preassigned target data from the received
radiowaves and outputs the acquired target data;

a hand that is provided to be rotatable;
a time calculator that calculates a turnaround time from input of a reception command for the radiowaves to the radiowave
receiver to output of the acquired target data; and

a notification controller that instructs the hand to carry out a predetermined notification movement during reception of the
radiowaves and finish the notification movement at a timing when the turnaround time elapses.

US Pat. No. 9,207,522

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND PROJECTOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source unit comprising:
an excitation light source;
a light distribution adjusting member on which excitation light from the excitation light source is incident; and
a luminescent material which emits luminous light of a different wavelength from that of the excitation light by the excitation
light which passes through the light distribution adjusting member being shone on thereto,

wherein the excitation light source is disposed so that the excitation light is incident on a light incident surface of the
light distribution adjusting member at a predetermined angle,

wherein the light distribution adjusting member is disposed so that the luminous light enters the light distribution adjusting
member from an opposite direction to a direction in which the excitation light enters the light distribution adjusting member,
and

wherein the light distribution adjusting member is configured to enhance in-plane uniformity of the excitation light emanating
therefrom onto the luminescent material.

US Pat. No. 9,195,680

NETWORK SYSTEM, MEMBERSHIP-BASED SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE SYSTEM, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd.,...

1. A network system in which image data items are uploaded from a plurality of user terminals to a server and images are opened
to public among the users, the network system including at least one central processing unit, the system comprising:
an uploaded image storage unit configured to store image data items uploaded from the terminals;
a work storage unit configured to store a plurality of image data items stored in the uploaded image storage unit as works
for publication;

a classification unit configured to classify the plurality of works stored in the work storage unit into a plurality of categories;
and

a category control unit configured to (i) divide the works classified into the categories into a first group of works with
each of which a number of times of browse requests for a work from the terminals is greater than or equal to a predetermined
number, and a second group of works other than the works in the first group, and classify one of the first and second groups
of the divided works as another category different from the categories, and (ii) execute one of category unification, category
division, and category deletion in accordance with a number of works included in each category, wherein category unification
occurs by unifying one category with another category, category division occurs by dividing a category out from another category,
and category deletion occurs by deleting a category.

US Pat. No. 9,160,928

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS SENSING IMAGE CAPTURING CONDITION, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image capture apparatus, comprising:
an output unit that sequentially outputs and displays captured images on a display screen;
a determination unit that determines whether it is difficult to identify a capturing condition of the captured image that
is sequentially outputted and displayed by the output unit by way of visual recognition of the display screen; and

an execution unit that, in a case in which the determination unit determines that it is difficult to identify the capturing
condition in the captured image by way of visual recognition of the display screen, displays a guidance relating to the capturing
condition on the display screen,

wherein the execution unit performs electronic leveling instrument display on the display screen as the guidance in order
to maintain a horizontal state of the captured image.

US Pat. No. 9,156,282

NAIL PRINT APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD THEREOF

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A nail print apparatus, comprising:
a nail placement unit on which a central area in a protruding portion of a nail of a finger or a nail of a toe is placeable,
the protruding portion of the nail being an area that protrudes from a distal portion of the finger or the toe and the central
area including a center of the protruding portion in a width direction of the nail;

a print head which performs printing on the nail when the central area of the nail is placed on the nail placement unit;
a lifting mechanism which lifts and lowers the finger or the toe; and
a finger pressing unit which is located so that a lower surface thereof is contactable with an upper surface of the finger
or the toe, and which regulates a height of the upper surface of the finger or the toe.

US Pat. No. 9,152,132

TIME INFORMATION OBTAINING DEVICE AND RADIO-CONTROLLED TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A time information obtaining device comprising:
a receiving section which receives a radio wave including time information and which demodulates a signal from the received
radio wave;

a code identifying section which identifies a code string showing the time information from the signal demodulated by the
receiving section;

a decoding section which decodes the identified code string to obtain time information;
a consistency confirming section which confirms consistency of time information shown in a plurality of code strings decoded
by the decoding section,

wherein:
at least one of the plurality of code strings with which consistency is confirmed by the consistency confirming section is
a selected code string generated by code strings consisting of a predetermined number which is at least 3 identified by the
code identifying section;

the consistency confirmation section confirms consistency of the plurality of code strings with the selected code string and
another code string identified by the code identifying section;

the consistency confirming section generates the selected code string using the following:
(i) a matching selected code string portion in which, among the predetermined number of code strings, for a code string portion
set in advance including a code which may change among code strings according to the time information of the code string,
a type of code of a code string portion is selected based on a degree of match between an identified code string arranging
the predetermined number of code string portions, and each of a model code string which is an array of the predetermined number
of code string portions which are possible arrays as the identified code string; and

(ii) a majority selected code string portion in which, among the predetermined number of code strings, for a portion other
than the code string portion set in advance, a type of code is selected by majority determination among the predetermined
number of codes identified to be a same position in the code string;

the consistency confirming section includes a matching selected code string portion judging section which judges whether the
array of the matching selected code string portion includes carrying to a digit of a ten minute unit; and

when the matching selected code string portion judging section judges that carrying to a digit of a ten minute unit is included,
the consistency confirming section resets a combination of the predetermined number of code strings so as not to include carrying
to a digit of a ten minute unit to generate the selected code string.

US Pat. No. 9,143,701

IMAGING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF SPECIFYING SHOOTING POSTURE, METHOD FOR SPECIFYING SHOOTING POSTURE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A shooting posture specifying method for an imaging apparatus including an imaging unit, an optical axis information detecting
unit that detects, with a sensor, optical axis information indicating an inclination of the optical axis of the imaging unit,
and an orthogonal axis information detecting unit that detects, with the sensor, orthogonal axis information indicating an
inclination of an orthogonal axis perpendicular to the optical axis, the method comprising:
executing imaging by the imaging unit; and
specifying a shooting posture of an apparatus body at a time of imaging to be a vertical position shooting or a horizontal
position shooting, based on the detected orthogonal axis information, on condition that the optical axis information indicating
a predetermined inclination, from which the apparatus body can be determined to be in a particular posture, is detected by
the optical axis information detecting unit, after the imaging by the imaging unit, wherein the inclination indicated by the
orthogonal axis information which is detected by the orthogonal axis information detecting unit is independent from the inclination
indicated by optical axis information which is detected by the optical axis information detecting unit,

wherein the specifying comprises specifying the shooting posture of the apparatus body at the time of the imaging before a
posture change to be the vertical position shooting, in a case where the inclination which is detected after the posture change
and indicated by the orthogonal axis information is greater than a predetermined inclination at which the orthogonal axis
can be regarded as substantially corresponding to a horizontal line.

US Pat. No. 9,128,213

PORTABLE DEVICE, OBSERVATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An observation management system comprising:
a portable device; and
an observation device which communicates with the portable device,
the observation device comprising:
a casing formed in a tapered rod shape;
a handle that protrudes from an upper part of the casing, the handle being formed at a position that allows the casing to
be stuck or extracted in a state in which an index finger of a user is applied on the handle from below and a finger pad of
a thumb of the user presses against an upper end surface of the casing;

an observation section which observes an observation object; and
a transmitter which transmits an observation result of the observation object observed by the observation section, to the
portable device, by short distance communication, and

the portable device comprising:
an image pick-up unit which captures an image of the observation object or a vicinity of the observation object so as to obtain
a taken image;

a display which displays the taken image;
a communication unit which, when the image pick-up unit captures the image of the observation object, transmits a search signal
for searching for the observation object and receives and acquires the observation result of the observation object from the
observation device by short distance communication; and

a control unit which is operable as units comprising:
an acquiring unit which acquires state representation information that represents a current state of the observation object
in accordance with the observation result of the observation object;

an identifying unit which identifies a position of the observation object by short distance communication; and
a display control unit which controls the display to display both the state representation information and the observation
object, the state representation information being displayed so as to correspond to the identified position of the observation
object.

US Pat. No. 9,090,092

NAIL PRINT APPARATUS AND PRINT CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A nail print apparatus, comprising:
a finger inserting unit in which a finger including a nail to be printed is inserted;
an accessory holding unit which is located in the finger inserting unit and on which at least one decorative part of an accessory
is placed; and

a print head which performs printing on the nail of the finger that is inserted into the finger inserting unit and on a printing
surface to be printed of the decorative part that is located in the finger inserting unit and placed on the accessory holding
unit,

wherein:
the accessory holding unit includes a concave portion to contain the decorative part,
the finger inserting unit includes a placement surface on which the finger is placed,
the accessory holding unit is provided so as to be insertable into and removable from the finger inserting unit, the accessory
holding unit being placeable on the placement surface when it is inserted into the finger inserting unit and being detachable
from the placement surface when it is removed from the finger inserting unit,

a groove or a convex portion extending in a direction in which the accessory holding unit is slidably insertable into the
finger inserting unit is formed on a side wall of the finger inserting unit, and

a convex portion to be fitted in the groove or a groove to fit in the convex portion is formed on a surface of the accessory
holding unit facing the side wall of the finger inserting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,061,378

LENS ARRAY, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, PROJECTOR AND LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE FABRICATION METHOD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A lens array comprising:
an assembly of a plurality of lenses which collect individually light emitted from a plurality of light source elements,
wherein each of the plurality of lenses includes, on a light exit side thereof, a lens portion and includes, on a light entrance
side thereof, a cylindrical portion for positioning each of the plurality of lenses with respect to the plurality of light
source elements, wherein the cylindrical portion is formed integrally with the lens portion,

wherein each cylindrical portion is insertable in a lens holder which is adapted to hold the lens array at one end thereof
and to hold the plurality of light source elements at another end thereof such that the plurality of lenses are positioned
with respect to each of the plurality light source elements via insertion of the cylindrical portions in the lens holder.

US Pat. No. 9,052,762

IMAGE DISPLAY UNIT, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM THAT STORES IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image display unit comprising:
an input module having an operation screen which receives touch inputs;
a display module configured to display one or more images thereon;
a touched state detection module configured to detect whether or not the operation screen of the input module is touched for
a touch input;

a touched position acquiring module configured to acquire a touched position on the input module which is touched for the
touch input;

a flick detection module configured to detect whether or not a flick operation is performed based on a time variation of the
touched position;

a flick direction detection module configured to detect a direction of the flick operation;
a display screen changing module configured to execute, based on the direction of the flick operation, one of (i) a first
display screen changing process to hide a first one or more images displayed on the display module when the flick operation
occurred and to display a second one or more images preceding or succeeding the first one or more images, with a number of
images to be displayed on the display module being increased and sizes of the images to be displayed thereon being contracted,
and (ii) a second display screen changing process to hide a first one or more images displayed on the display module when
the flick operation occurred and to display a second one or more images preceding or succeeding the first one or more images
with the number of images to be displayed on the display module being decreased and the sizes of the images to be displayed
thereon being expanded;

a multi-touch detection module configured to detect whether or not two touch inputs are simultaneously made onto the operation
screen of the input module;

an increased/decreased difference determination module configured to determine whether a differential value which is a difference
in X-coordinates between touched positions of the two touch inputs increases or decreases when (i) the touched state detection
module detects the touch input onto the operation screen of the input module, (ii) the multi-touch detection module detects
that the two touch inputs are simultaneously made onto the operation screen of the input module, and (iii) one of the two
touch inputs is the flick operation and a position of the other of the touch inputs is stationary; and

a pinch-in/pinch-out determination module configured to determine whether the two touch inputs are a pinch-in operation or
a pinch-out operation based on directions of the two touch inputs when (i) the touched state detection module detects the
touch input onto the operation screen of the input module, (ii) the multi-touch detection module detects that the two touch
inputs are simultaneously made onto the operation screen of the input module, and (iii) both of the two touch inputs are the
flick operation,

wherein:
in the event that both of the two touch inputs are the flick operation, the display screen changing module executes the first
display screen changing process when the pinch-in/pinch-out determination module determines that the two touch inputs are
the pinch-in operation, and the display screen changing module executes the second display screen changing process when the
the pinch-in/pinch-out determination module determines that the two touch inputs are the pinch-out operation, and

in the event that one of the two touch inputs is the flick operation and a position of the other of the touch inputs is stationary:
(i) when the differential value is decreased, the display screen changing module executes a third display screen changing
process, based on the direction of the flick operation, to display a third one or more images preceding or succeeding the
first one or more images with the number of images to be displayed on the display module being increased and the sizes of
the images to be displayed thereon being contracted while continuing to display one of a frontmost image and an endmost image
among the first one or more images, and (ii) when the differential value is increased, the display screen changing module
executes a fourth display screen changing process, based on the direction of the flick operation, to display a fourth one
or more images preceding or succeeding the first one or more images with the number of images to be displayed on the display
module being decreased and the sizes of the images to be displayed thereon being expanded while continuing to display one
of the frontmost image and the endmost image among the first one or more images.

US Pat. No. 9,483,798

SALES DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. A data processing apparatus which processes various data, the data processing apparatus comprising:
an imaging module configured to image a user;
a moving image storage module configured to store a moving image taken by the imaging module;
a manipulation situation storage module configured to store data indicating manipulation timing of at least a prescribed one
of a series of manipulations for data processing of one transaction, and

a generation module configured (i) to extract an image that satisfies a prescribed criterion among images which were taken
with the manipulation timing indicated by the data stored in the manipulation situation storage module from the moving image
stored in the moving image storage module and (ii) to generate user identification image data based on the extracted image.

US Pat. No. 9,412,057

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, METHOD OF DISPLAYING TWO-DIMENSIONAL CODE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM WITH PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a display unit which displays data and at least one two-dimensional code; and
a processor;
wherein the processor performs:
an encoding process of encoding the data displayed on the display unit into the two-dimensional code;
a two-dimensional code displaying process of performing a first masking operation to the two-dimensional code obtained by
the encoding process with a first mask pattern and displaying the two-dimensional code having been subjected to the first
masking operation on the display unit;

an operation receiving process of receiving a user operation to change mask patterns while the two-dimensional code having
been subjected to the first masking operation is displayed on the display unit; and

a two-dimensional code changing process of performing a second masking operation to the two-dimensional code obtained by the
encoding process with a second mask pattern, and displaying the two-dimensional code having been subjected to the second masking
operation instead of the two-dimensional code having been subjected to the first masking operation on the display unit, when
the operation receiving process receives the user operation to change mask patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,411,315

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND WRISTWATCH

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a case;
a dial plate provided in the case;
a module arranged below the dial plate;
a first antenna arranged in an end portion of the module; and
a second antenna arranged in another end portion of the module so as to receive a radio wave having a frequency differing
from a frequency of a radio wave to be received by the first antenna,

wherein the second antenna is arranged on an extended line which extends a straight line connecting a center of the first
antenna and a through hole provided in a center portion of the dial plate, from the center of the first antenna toward the
through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,357,825

NAIL PRINTING DEVICE, PRINT CONTROL METHOD FOR NAIL PRINTING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. A nail printing device comprising:
a storage section;
a first nail contour recognizing section which recognizes, as a first nail contour, a nail contour from a first nail image
obtained by photographing a nail of a specific finger/toe and stores the first nail contour in the storage section;

a display section which displays the first nail contour on the basis of data of the first nail contour stored in a storage
section;

a recognition result adjusting section which, on the basis of a nail contour adjusting process performed with respect to a
first specified portion specified along a part of the first nail contour displayed on the display section, performs an adjustment
of a shape of the first specified portion of the first nail contour without adjusting another part of the first nail contour
than the first specified portion, obtains an adjusted nail contour and stores information on the adjustment performed to the
first specified portion in the storage section;

a second nail contour recognizing section which recognizes, as a second nail contour, a nail contour from a second nail image
obtained by photographing the nail of the specific finger/toe after the recognition result adjusting section performs the
adjustment of the shape of the first specified portion of the first nail contour, reflects on the second nail contour the
information on the adjustment performed to the first specified portion of the first nail contour, the information being read
out from the storage section, performs an adjustment of a shape of a second specified portion specified on a part of the second
nail contour corresponding to the first specified portion without adjusting another part of the second nail contour than the
second specified portion and obtains an adjusted recognized nail contour; and

a print control section to control a print head to perform printing in a region of the adjusted recognized nail contour.

US Pat. No. 9,335,619

LUMINESCENT LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE HAVING LUMINESCENT MATERIAL PLATE THAT IS CAUSED TO BE LUMINOUS BY EXCITATION LIGHT SOURCE AND PROJECTOR INCLUDING SAME LUMINESCENT LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A luminescent light emitting device comprising:
a mirror layer;
a luminescent material plate that is formed on a first surface side of the mirror layer; and
a conductive thin wire film in which a conductive thin wire is disposed, and which is provided on a second surface side of
the mirror layer,

wherein luminescent light that is emitted by the luminescent material plate is emitted to a first surface side of the luminescent
material plate by the mirror layer, and

wherein damage to the luminescent material plate is detected by a disconnection of the conductive thin wire.

US Pat. No. 9,331,778

INFORMATION PROVISION SYSTEM, SERVER SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVISION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A terminal device in an information provision system including a transmission device, the terminal device, and a server
system providing information-to-provide to the terminal device, the terminal device comprising:
a light receiver comprising a light-receiving surface comprising multiple light-receiving elements two-dimensionally arrayed;
a controller which functions as:
an identification information acquirer demodulating light transmitted from the transmission device and received by the light
receiver to acquire identification information; and

a light-receiving condition acquirer acquiring at least one of (i) position information indicating a position of the light-receiving
surface where the light is received and (ii) range information indicating a range of the light-receiving surface over which
the light is received, when the light receiver receives the light from the transmission device; and

a transmitter transmitting the identification information acquired by the identification information acquirer and the at least
one of the position information and the range information acquired by the light-receiving condition acquirer to the server
system.

US Pat. No. 9,239,362

BATTERY-TYPE DETERMINATION APPARATUS, BATTERY-TYPE DETERMINATION METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A battery-type determination apparatus comprising:
a battery installation unit equipped with battery connection terminals in which a battery is installed;
a voltage detector that detects a voltage generated by Seebeck effect between a battery connection terminal and an electrode
of the battery;

a temperature rise controller that raises a temperature at a contact point between the electrode of the battery and the battery
connection terminal; and

a type determination unit that determines a type of the battery installed in the battery installation unit, based on the voltage
detected by the voltage detector with the temperature risen at the contact point.

US Pat. No. 9,092,669

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING PHOTOGRAPHED IMAGES

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
an acquisition section which acquires a photographed image of an object on which a plurality of indicators have been arranged;
a detection section which recognizes an indicator in the photographed image acquired by the acquisition section and detects
a position of the indicator;

a first judgment section which judges a state of the object based on the position of the indicator detected by the detection
section; and

a second judgment section which, when the state of the object judged by the first judgment section is a predetermined state,
judges a state of the photographed image based on a positional relationship of the plurality of indicators detected by the
detection section,

wherein the first judgment section judges a timing at which the state of the object is changed to the predetermined state,
based on a change of the position of the indicator sequentially detected by the detection section with respect to respective
photographed images sequentially acquired by the acquisition section, and

wherein the second judgment section judges the state of the photographed image based on positions of the indicators detected
by the detection section with respect to a photographed image acquired by the acquisition section at the timing judged by
the first judgment section.

US Pat. No. 9,483,953

VOICE LEARNING APPARATUS, VOICE LEARNING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING VOICE LEARNING PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A voice learning apparatus comprising:
a memory; and
a processor;
wherein the memory stores learning material voice data including example sentence voice data and a learning material text
corresponding to a content of the learning material voice data, the learning material text including at least one example
sentence text associated with a corresponding portion of the example sentence voice data; and

wherein the processor is configured to perform processes including:
displaying a first text part of the learning material text stored in the memory, and in response to a first user operation,
displaying a second text part of the learning material text that has not yet been displayed;

performing voice output based on the learning material voice data corresponding to the displayed first text part of the learning
material text;

displaying, in response to a second user operation, a third text part neighboring the displayed first text part;
temporarily stopping the voice output in response to a third user operation while the voice output is being performed;
storing, as first position information, information regarding a first position in the learning material voice data where the
voice output is temporarily stopped when the voice output is temporarily stopped;

specifying any one of the at least one example sentence text in the displayed learning material text as a specified example
sentence, in response to a fourth user operation while the voice output is temporarily stopped;

performing voice output based on the example sentence voice data at a second position associated with the specified example
sentence in the learning material voice data, when the specified example sentence is specified; and

restarting the voice output based on the learning material voice data from the first position in the learning material voice
data in accordance with the stored first position information, after the voice output is performed based on the example sentence
voice data associated with the specified example sentence.

US Pat. No. 9,377,810

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a cover body which openably and closably covers a front surface of a flat-type device body;
a support section which is operable to be stood up and laid down, and which is mounted on the cover body;
a mount section which is bendably coupled to the support section, and which is mounted on the device body;
a tilt regulating section which is mounted on the support section and which regulates a tilt of the support section with respect
to the cover body when the support section is stood up with respect to the cover body;

an accommodation recess which is provided in a surface of the cover body and which removably accommodates the support section;
and

a plurality of position regulating grooves which are respectively provided in both of side areas of the surface of the cover
body, the side areas of the surface of the cover body being different from an area of the surface of the cover body in which
the accommodation recess is provided,

wherein each of said position regulating grooves receives and engages a lower end portion of the device body and thereby regulates
a position of the device body when the lower end portion of the device body is leaned thereagainst.

US Pat. No. 9,342,738

IMAGE PROCESSING TO IMPROVE PHYSIQUE OF IMAGED SUBJECT

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

9. The image processing device according to claim 1, wherein said value that is determined is an average value of the horizontal length of the top and the horizontal length
of the bottom.

US Pat. No. 9,333,767

DRAWING APPARATUS AND DRAWING METHOD OF DRAWING APPARATUS

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A drawing apparatus comprising:
a drawing unit which applies ink to a drawing target region to perform drawing, the drawing target region is a surface of
a plurality of nails of a plurality of fingers of a hand or a foot; and

a control unit which controls the drawing unit to perform the drawing on the drawing target region,
wherein,
in the drawing target region, at least any one of the plurality of nails includes a plurality of unit regions which are in
contact with each other in at least one portion;

each of the two unit regions in contact with each other is a region to be drawn with ink in different colors; and
the control unit includes:
a nail specifying unit which, after the drawing unit applies ink to at least one unit region in the drawing target region,
judges whether each of the plurality of unit regions is a dried unit region in which drying of the applied ink is completed,
a non-dried unit region in which drying of the applied ink is not completed, or a non-drawn unit region in which the ink is
not applied; extracts a specific unit region from the plurality of unit regions, wherein the specific unit region is the non-drawn
unit region which are not in contact with the non-dried unit region; and specifies the nail including the specific unit region
as a specific nail; and

a drawing control unit which controls the drawing unit to perform the drawing on the specific unit region in the specific
nail.

US Pat. No. 9,324,243

MUSICAL SCORE PERFORMING APPARATUS, A METHOD OF PERFORMING A MUSICAL SCORE, AND A PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A musical-score performing apparatus comprising:
a musical-score displaying unit having a displaying screen, which unit displays a musical score of music on the displaying
screen, the musical score being represented in a form of multiple staffs including a first staff and a second staff;

a designating unit which is used to designate a position on the displaying screen of the musical-score displaying unit; and
a play-back controlling unit which plays back only the music represented by (i) the first staff of the musical score if the
position designated by the designating unit is a position on the first staff, (ii) the second staff of the musical score if
the position designated by the designating unit is a position on the second staff, and (iii) both of the first staff and the
second staff if the position designated by the designating unit is a position in a space between the first staff and the second
staff.

US Pat. No. 9,280,707

DETECTION APPARATUS FOR DETECTING MOVEMENT OF OBJECT, DETECTION METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A detection apparatus for detecting movement of a predetermined object from captured images, the apparatus comprising:
an acquisition section that acquires luminance information and color information, from the captured images continuously captured
in frames by an image capture section;

a determination section that determines whether to use either one or both among the luminance information and the color information
in order to detect movement of the predetermined object, based on the luminance information and the color information acquired;

a detection section that detects movement of the predetermined object using either one or both among the luminance information
and the color information, based on a result of determination by the determination section; and

a determination threshold setting section that sets a determination luminance threshold to be used in comparison with a difference
in the luminance information between a plurality of consecutive frames, and a determination color threshold to be used in
comparison with a difference in the color information between a plurality of consecutive frames,

wherein the determination section determines whether to use either one or both among the luminance information and the color
information in order to detect movement of the predetermined object based on the determination luminance threshold and the
determination color threshold that have been set, and based on a difference of the luminance information and a difference
of the color information that are acquired.

US Pat. No. 9,154,229

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, CLIENT DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

14. An information processing method for a client device including an image capture device, a communication device, a shake
detector, and a display, the information processing method comprising:
controlling the image capture device to sense the light that varies over time;
decoding the light that varies over time that is sensed by the image capture device, into the identification information;
transmitting the decoded identification information to an external server via the communication device;
receiving, via the communication device, content transmitted from the external server in response to the transmission of the
identification information from the client device;

controlling the display to display a live-view image captured by the image capture device, the live-view image including a
position of the light that varies over time;

controlling the display to display the received content in association with the position of the light that varies over time
in the live-view image;

detecting an external operation performed on the content displayed by the display;
transmitting detection details of the detection of the external operation to the external server, via the communication device;
detecting shaking, by the shake detector; and
in a case in which the shake detector detects shaking, controlling the display not to update the live-view image.

US Pat. No. 9,098,394

INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS, INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An information display apparatus comprising:
an image file storage unit which stores an image file including a series of image data items each containing an analysis target
point of a moving object;

a subsequent image display control unit which, when an image corresponding to one of the series of image data items of the
image file is displayed on a display screen and a specified position in the displayed image is specified based on an input
by a user to correspond to the analysis target point in the image, displays a subsequent image corresponding to a subsequent
one of the series of image data items on the display screen;

a specified direction determination unit which, each time a subsequent image is displayed by the subsequent image display
control unit and another specified position is specified in the subsequent image based on an input by a user, determines a
transition direction from a previously specified position to a presently specified position;

a direction-change determination unit which determines whether or not there is a change between a current transition direction
and a previous transition direction determined by the specified direction determination unit;

a direction-change frequency update unit which updates direction-change frequency data indicating a direction-change frequency
when the direction-change determination unit determines the change;

a specified position display mode control unit which sets a display mode for each specified position and which, each time
the transition direction determined by the specified direction determination unit changes, changes the display mode such that
a specified position that was specified after the change has a different display mode from a display mode of a specified position
that was specified before the change, wherein each display mode uses a number corresponding to the direction-change frequency;

a graph display control unit which displays a graph representing movement between a plurality of specified positions that
have been specified in images corresponding to the series of image data items of the image file, such that each of the specified
positions is displayed in the display mode set for the specified position by the specified position display mode control unit;
and

a changed number display control unit which sets the display mode for a specified position such that a number corresponding
to the direction-change frequency is displayed in a shape which is predetermined as a shape for the number.

US Pat. No. 9,087,245

PORTABLE TERMINAL AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR LOCATING OBJECTS WITH RFID TAGS BASED ON STORED POSITION AND DIRECTION DATA

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A portable terminal comprising:
a reader that reads identification information from each of a plurality of RFID tags;
a position information detector that detects position information of the portable terminal;
a direction information detector that detects direction information of the portable terminal;
an imaging unit that obtains a preview image of an area;
a display unit;
a storage controller that performs, upon reading of the identification information of each of the plurality of RFID tags by
the reader:

acquisition of a first reading direction of the reader from direction information detected by the direction information detector
and a first reading position of the reader from position information detected by the position information detector at the
time of the reading of the identification information of each RFID tag, and

storage, in a storage unit, of (i) the first reading position and (ii) the first reading direction, so as to be correlated
with the identification information of the RFID tag for each of the plurality of RFID tags;

a manipulation unit that receives an input of selecting a plurality of RFID tags as reading subjects; and
a notification controller that:
displays the preview image taken by the imaging unit on the display unit,
acquires a second reading direction of the reader from direction information detected by the direction information detector
and a second reading position of the reader from position information detected by the position information detector,

judges, for each of the reading subjects, whether or not a position corresponding to the first reading position for that reading
subject exists inside or outside the area of the preview image, and

causes display of notification of guide information indicating the first reading position and the first reading direction
stored in the storage unit for each of the reading subjects made with respect to the second reading position and the second
reading direction, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,058,022

ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE AND OPERATION DETECTION METHOD OF ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic timepiece comprising:
a rotary switch;
a rotation detection unit which detects a rotation of the rotary switch every time the rotary switch rotates for a predetermined
rotation angle;

a determination unit which determines a continuous detection when a number of times the rotation detection unit detects the
rotation is at least a predetermined number of times before a preset unit time from a detection timing has elapsed, the predetermined
number of times being at least 2;

a control unit which executes a predetermined function when the determination unit determines the continuous detection;
an interval counting unit which counts respective time intervals between two adjacent detection timings of the rotation detection
unit; and

a storage unit which sequentially stores the time intervals which are counted by the interval counting unit,
wherein every time the rotation detection unit detects the rotation, the determination unit integrates a plurality of last
time intervals which are counted and determines the continuous detection when an integrated time interval is smaller than
the preset unit time, said plurality of last time intervals being equal in number to the predetermined number of times the
rotation detection unit detects the rotation minus 1.

US Pat. No. 9,047,707

GRAPH DISPLAY DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A graph display device comprising:
a display module; and
a CPU which is programmed to perform functions including:
displaying a graph corresponding to an expression on the display module;
specifying a point on a graph displayed on the display module;
setting a tangent that contacts the graph at the specified point;
determining, of two areas divided by the set tangent, one area opposite to the area in which the graph lies to be a display
area for coordinate values; and

displaying coordinate values of the specified point in the determined area.

US Pat. No. 9,412,981

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a body that houses an electronic component in a casing; and
at least one belt connected to the body; wherein the belt comprising:
a battery housing that houses a battery; and
a first opening in communication with the battery housing, and
the casing comprising:
a second opening in communication with the first opening; and
a release valve that discharges gas in the casing to the outside of the casing when gas released from the battery housed in
the battery housing flows through the first and second openings into the casing to increase the pressure in the casing to
an atmospheric pressure of a certain level or higher.

US Pat. No. 9,372,822

MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM RECORDING MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION DISPLAY CONTROL PROGRAM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A mathematical expression display control apparatus which naturally displays a mathematical expression, comprising:
a mathematical expression input unit that recognizes a mathematical expression based on user's input operations;
a mathematical expression display control unit that displays the mathematical expression recognized by the mathematical expression
input unit on a display unit;

a cursor display control unit that moves and displays a cursor based on a user's operation, with respect to the mathematical
expression displayed by the mathematical expression display control unit;

an inverse number function input unit that recognizes an inverse number function based on a user's input operation;
an inverse number target detection unit that detects a chunk region of the mathematical expression which is a target of the
inverse number function in a predetermined direction from a position of the displayed cursor with respect to the mathematical
expression, based on the inverse number function recognized by the inverse number function input unit; and

an inverse number display control unit that replaces the chunk region of the mathematical expression detected by the inverse
number target detection unit with a fraction which has the detected chunk region as a denominator and 1 as a numerator and
that displays the replaced fraction.

US Pat. No. 9,116,508

ANALOG ELECTRONIC TIMEPIECE WHICH CONTROLS HAND MOVEMENT BASED ON MEASUREMENT OF AN EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An analog electronic timepiece, comprising:
a magnetic field measurement unit which measures the Earth's magnetic field;
a time counting unit;
a plurality of hands which are arranged so as to be rotatable;
a hand control unit which controls rotation of the plurality of hands by activating a stepping motor; and
a timing control unit which performs control such that a period of time for executing the rotation of the hands by the hand
control unit does not overlap with a period of time for measuring the Earth's magnetic field by the magnetic field measurement
unit,

wherein:
at least one hand of the plurality of hands is an independent drive hand(s) which is rotatable independently from other hand(s)
by the hand control unit,

the hand control unit performs control such that at least one of the independent drive hand(s) indicates a predetermined direction
based on data measured by the magnetic field measurement unit, and such that other hand(s) among the plurality of hands, which
are time hand(s), indicate a current time at a predetermined time interval, the current time being counted by the time counting
unit,

when the current time becomes a timing for performing a movement operation of the time hand(s) to indicate a change in time
while the measurement of the magnetic field is being performed, in a case in which the time hand(s) includes a hand for which
the predetermined time interval is less than a predetermined setting time, the timing control unit interrupts the measurement
of the magnetic field and performs the movement operation of the time hand(s), and

in a case in which the time hand(s) does not include the hand for which the predetermined time interval is less than the predetermined
setting time, the movement operation of the time hand(s) is postponed until the measurement of the magnetic field is finished.

US Pat. No. 9,653,059

MUSICAL SOUND CONTROL DEVICE, MUSICAL SOUND CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A musical sound control device, comprising:
an acquisition unit that acquires a string vibration signal in a case in which a string picking operation is performed with
respect to a stretched string;

an extraction unit that extracts a frequency component within a specific frequency in a predesignated part of the string vibration
signal acquired by the acquisition unit;

an analysis unit that analyzes a frequency characteristic of the frequency component extracted by the extraction unit;
a determination unit that determines whether a condition is satisfied such that a value, which indicates a degree to which
a frequency characteristic of a pick noise in a mute playing style prepared beforehand is correlated with the frequency characteristic
analyzed by the analysis unit, is a predetermined value or above; and

a change unit that changes a musical sound having a frequency characteristic such that (i) in a case in which the determination
unit determines that the condition is satisfied, the frequency characteristic has a first high frequency component that is
less than a second high frequency component, and (ii) in a case in which the determination unit determines that the condition
is not satisfied, the frequency characteristic has the second high frequency component.

US Pat. No. 9,305,200

INFORMATION ACQUISITION APPARATUS, INFORMATION ACQUISITION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD, ...

1. An information acquisition apparatus comprising:
an imager;
a first decoder decoding a geometric pattern obtained by imaging by the imager to generate first information;
a second decoder decoding a change in luminance over time obtained by continuous imaging by the imager to generate second
information which comprises a bit data string; and

an imaging controller controlling the imager to image the geometric pattern and the change in luminance over time.

US Pat. No. 9,100,678

IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, SERVER, AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image display apparatus comprising:
a memory which stores a plurality of images;
an evaluation unit which evaluates the plurality of images stored in the memory to assign a value to each of the stored plurality
of images;

a grouping unit which classifies the stored plurality of images into a high-value group and a low-value group in accordance
with the values assigned by the evaluation unit;

an image arrangement controller which arranges a predetermined number of images selected from among the stored plurality of
images on a screen in a row direction and in a column direction, wherein columns in which the predetermined number of images
are arranged respectively correspond to values such that images classified into the high-value group are arranged in a column
corresponding to a high value, and images classified into the low-value group are arranged in a column corresponding to a
low value;

a first display controller which displays the arranged images while simultaneously moving the arranged images in the column
direction; and

a second display controller which controls moving speeds of the arranged images on the screen such that the images arranged
in the column corresponding to the high value move slowly compared with the images arranged in the column corresponding to
the low value.

US Pat. No. 9,983,468

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND PROJECTOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source unit comprising:a first light source which emits light in a range of first wavelengths and comprises a long wavelength light emitting portion and a short wavelength light emitting portion, the long wavelength light emitting portion emitting light of a long wavelength side in a range of wavelengths producing light of similar colors, and the short wavelength light emitting portion emitting light of a short wavelength side in the range of wavelengths producing light of similar colors;
a second light source which emits light in a range of second wavelengths which is different from the range of first wavelengths and comprises a long wavelength light emitting portion and a short wavelength light emitting portion, the long wavelength light emitting portion emitting light of a long wavelength side in a range of wavelengths producing light of similar colors, and the short wavelength light emitting portion emitting light of a short wavelength side in the range of wavelengths producing light of similar colors; and
a light source controller having a plurality of modes, one of the plurality of modes being a mode for causing only respective long wavelength light emitting portions of the first light source and the second light source to be illuminated.

US Pat. No. 9,182,852

PROJECTION APPARATUS,METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR A PROJECTOR PROJECTING PLURAL SCREEN SECTIONS ONE SCREEN SECTION AT A TIME

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A projection apparatus which cooperates with a pointing device, the projection apparatus comprising:
an image input unit which inputs an image signal from an external device which is configured to output a plurality of screen
sections;

a projection unit which projects, on a screen, an image on which coordinate information common to the plurality of screen
sections has been superimposed, according to the image signal input to the image input unit, wherein the plurality of screen
sections are not simultaneously displayed;

a coordinate acquisition unit which acquires, from the pointing device, a coordinate position based on the coordinate information
superimposed on the image projected by the projection unit;

an image processing unit which determines whether or not, in the image projected by the projection unit, image data of a projected
image region corresponding to the coordinate position acquired by the coordinate acquisition unit includes predetermined image
data;

a correction unit which, when the image processing unit determines that the image data of the projected image region corresponding
to the acquired coordinate position does not include the predetermined image data, corrects the coordinate position acquired
by the coordinate acquisition unit by an increment of a given value that is based on a screen ID indicating which one of the
plurality of screen sections the external device is currently outputting; and

a transmission unit which transmits the coordinate position corrected by the correction unit to the external device.