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Circuit board mounted switch with electro static discharge shield

. . . . . . An electro static discharge protection device that is provided to protect sensitive electronics on a printed circuit board (pcb) from inadvertent electrical discharge. The protective device is formed as an intervening structure between a contact surface and a pcb and utilizing the same ground as used by the pcb. ... Ca Inc

Communication apparatus, control method, and computer-readable storage medium

Provided is a communication apparatus that can perform first communication in a network during a first period of a predetermined length having a predetermined cycle, and, in the network, can set a second period different from the first period based on the first communication and perform second communication during the second period while continuing the first communication. In a case where the second communication is to be ended, the communication apparatus notifies the partner apparatus of the second communication that the second communication is to be ended, and performs control so as to end the second communication with the partner apparatus according to transmission of the notification.. ... Ca Inc

Apparatus and method for wireless network services in moving vehicles

Apparatus and methods for providing backhaul access connectivity to e.g., a vehicular hotspot. In one embodiment, a wireless network of access points comprises so-called “parent access points” (paps), “child access points” (caps), and “transit access points” (taps). ... Ca Inc

Power control for random access

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. Random access procedures may include various steps, such as 4-steps or 2-steps. ... Ca Inc

Random access process in new radio

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. Random access procedures may include various types of procedures, such as four-step or two-step random access procedures.. ... Ca Inc

Handover random access

Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. Random access procedures may include various types of procedures, such as 4-step or 2-step random access procedures. ... Ca Inc

Apparatus and methods for selective data network access

Wireless data network access architecture and methods enabling location-specific and/or user-specific provision of services or resources. In one embodiment, an end-user device makes a request for service within a wireless lan (wlan). ... Ca Inc

Methods and apparatus that support easy access and browsing of program and channel listings in a program guide

Methods and apparatus for improving channel browsing experience for users by presenting an automatically appearing and automatically scrolling program guide are described. The methods and apparatus are well suited for use with remote control devices with limited numbers of input buttons, e.g., under five buttons, but can be used with remote controls with more buttons. ... Ca Inc

Environment object recognition

Methods, systems, and devices for outputting additional content to a user are disclosed. One or more image capture devices may be controlled to capture images of areas where users might be viewing content. ... Ca Inc

Software defined networking in a cable tv system

Systems and methods presented herein provide for a software defined network (sdn) controller in a cable television system that virtualizes network elements in the cable television system to provide content delivery and data services through the virtualized network elements. In one embodiment, the sdn controller is operable in a cloud computing environment to balance data traffic through the virtualized network elements. ... Ca Inc

Electronic apparatus equipped with detachable image pickup apparatuses, image pickup apparatus, control method for electronic apparatus, and storage medium storing control program for electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus that is capable of obtaining a correct base length even if at least one of photographing modules is attached to any slot different from an original slot at any timing. First and second photographing modules are respectively attached to any two of attachment regions of a body of the electronic apparatus. ... Ca Inc

Image projection apparatus capable of preventing image which would be hindrance to viewing printed material from being projected on printed material, control method therefor, and storage medium

An image projection apparatus which is capable of preventing an image which would be a hindrance to viewing printed material from being projected on the printed material. Based on input image data, a projection unit projects a projected image. ... Ca Inc

Projection apparatus that reduces misalignment between printed image and projected image projected on the printed image, control method therefor, and storage medium

A projection apparatus which is capable of, in a case where misalignment occurs between a printed image and a projected image when the projected image is projected on printed material based on image data, making the misalignment less conspicuous. Misalignment between the projected image projected on the printed material and the printed image formed on the printed material is detected. ... Ca Inc

Image processing apparatus, projector, image processing method, and storage medium storing image processing program

An image processing apparatus comprises a hardware processor. The hardware processor is configured to acquire a captured image of an area that includes a display area in which content is displayed by a display device and a peripheral area of the display area; acquire a content image data corresponding to the content; specify a display area in the captured image; produce process information based on the captured image; and perform image processing that includes combining an image based on the content image data with the display area of the captured image by using the process information.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278881

Multiple camera-based image transmission method, device and system

Disclosed are a multiple camera-based image transmission method, device and system. The image transmission method enables: acquiring multiple images by using multiple cameras; displaying a screen displayed on a monitor so as to be segmented into multiple areas corresponding to the multiple images; detecting an area at which a user is gazing; selecting the image that corresponds to the detected area; and transmitting the selected image via broadcasting. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278878

Image sensor and image capture apparatus

In a pixel section of an image sensor, pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each of the pixels including an amplifier transistor that is connected to a power voltage and has a gate into which a voltage of a signal charge generated by a photoelectric conversion area is input and a selection transistor that is connected to the amplifier transistor and a signal line. The image sensor includes an ad conversion circuit having a reference transistor having a gate into which a ramp signal is input and a constant current source that is connected to the reference transistor and the signal line. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278875

Shared photodiode reset in a 5 transistor - four shared pixel

An image sensor that provides global shutter scanning with exposure time control during image capture. The image sensor includes a pixel array with shared pixel units that each include four photodiodes with a floating diffusion node shared therebetween and respective global shutter gates disposed between each photodiode and a supply voltage of the pixel array. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278871

Imaging device, imaging system, and manufacturing method of imaging device

The imaging device includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group that include a plurality of pixels each having a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions that are separated by an isolation portion and arranged in a first direction and a plurality of transfer gates that transfer charges of the plurality of photoelectric conversion portions. A position of at least a part of the isolation portion within each of the pixels of the first pixel group and a position of at least a part of the isolation portion within each of the pixels of the second pixel group are shifted relative to each other in the first direction. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278865

Method for driving imaging apparatus

A charge generated in a single photoelectric conversion unit during a certain period is stored in a first charge storing unit, and a charge generated in the single photoelectric conversion unit during a different period is stored in a second charge storing unit, and then a third transferring unit is set to on-state to transfer the charge to a floating diffusion, and then, in a state where the charge transferred to the floating diffusion is stored, a fourth transferring unit is set to on-state.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278856

Imaging apparatus, control method thereof and program

An object is to provide an imaging apparatus which can output image data whose aspect ratio or the like has not been changed, and can perform processing for setting parameters for imaging control, on the basis of image data whose aspect ratio or the like has been changed. This imaging apparatus is provided with a transformation unit that transforms image data based on an output signal of an imaging element, a processing unit that performs processing for obtaining a value to be used for a parameter for imaging control, on the basis of the image data transformed by the transformation unit, and an output unit that can output the image data based on the output signal of the imaging element to an output destination.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278848

Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

The invention generates an image having a sense of speed in conformity with each of a plurality of subjects in an image so as to generate an image in which a subject that the user wishes is made stationary. An apparatus comprises an acquiring unit which acquires a plurality of pieces of image data captured consecutively; an identifying unit which identifies a subject in the image data; and a generating unit which generates a first composite image in which at least two pieces of image data, among the plurality of pieces of image data, are composed in accordance with a motion of a first subject, and a second composite image in which at least two pieces of image data are composed in accordance with a motion of a second subject whose motion is different to the motion of the first subject.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278846

Image processing device, image processing method and storage medium

By using various information such as gps information, cartographic information, and atmospheric pressure acquired by a sensor, a cpu of an imaging device calculates a motion vector in a limited mv calculation area acquired by excluding from images an area where radial motion vectors occur which highly possibly give an adverse effect to motion vector calculation, in accordance with the gravity direction with respect to the imaging device, the orientation of the imaging device, and the slope angle of the road where the imaging device is moving forward. After calculating the motion vector, the cpu estimates a blur amount between frames from the calculated motion vector and, based on this blur amount, performs the alignment of a feature point between the frames by image deformation processing.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278842

Electronic dial apparatus and electronic apparatus

An electronic dial apparatus includes a rotating operation member, a conductive member rotating with the rotating operation member, a conductive pattern having a plurality of conductive areas electrically insulated from one another, the conductive member being configured to slidably contact the conductive pattern as the rotating operation member rotates, and a mode setter that sets a plurality of modes in accordance with a set position of the rotating operation member. The mode setter sets one of the plurality of modes based on a combination of a plurality of signal levels that depend on a contact position between the conductive member and the conductive pattern. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278840

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon image processing program

In an image processing apparatus, a characteristic acquisition unit acquires a characteristic of the projection object. A correction control unit determines a parameter in accordance with the characteristic and corrects an input image based on the parameter. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278833

Peaking headroom for flat panel displays

A focus assist circuit for a viewfinder, including a video amplifier configured to amplify a video signal, a video gain controller configured to adjust gain of the video amplifier to provide peaking headroom, and a peaking processor configured to adjust the amplified video signal. The focus assist circuitry may facilitate focusing a camera lens by proving peaking headroom for a peaking signal that is combined with an amplified signal. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278830

Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof, and storage medium

An image capturing apparatus includes: a focus detection unit configured to detect a focus state of an imaging optical system; a reliability determination unit configured to determine reliability of the focus detection; and a control unit configured to control an opening of an aperture of the imaging optical system, wherein the control unit, if the reliability determination unit determines that reliability of the focus detection performed in a state in which the opening of the aperture is controlled to a first aperture opening state is less than a threshold value, changes the aperture to a second aperture opening state in which the opening of the aperture is reduced relative to the first aperture opening state, and wherein the control unit does not change the aperture to the second aperture opening state if a predetermined condition is satisfied.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278829

Electronic apparatus equipped with detachable image pickup apparatuses, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor

An electronic apparatus that achieves a function of a compound eye camera using a plurality of photographing modules and that improves af accuracy even if environmental conditions vary or even if a state is changed by impact from outside. The electronic apparatus includes two photographing modules. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278817

Image pickup apparatus that controls image pickup apparatus body according to lens barrel mounted thereon, and method of controlling the same

An image pickup apparatus on and from which a lens unit can be mounted and removed. The image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup device, a mount part on and from which a lens unit is mounted and removed on the image pickup apparatus, a light shielding member that is provided between the image pickup device and the mount part, and shields light in a peripheral part of a light flux guided by the lens unit by adjusting an opening amount in a photographic optical path. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278814

Electronic apparatus that efficiently dissipates heat from recording medium

An electronic apparatus capable of separating and dissipating heat generated by a plurality of heat sources. The electronic apparatus includes a main circuit board and an image pickup device unit, as heat sources. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278803

Image processing system that performs reading and transmitting process of original image, method of controlling image processing system, and storage medium

An image processing system which makes it possible to prevent an erroneous operation from being performed by an improper user. A console section of an mfp receives an operation from a user. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278801

Image processing apparatus, method of controlling image processing apparatus, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus, comprising: an obtainment unit configured to obtain an image captured by an image capturing apparatus; a recognition unit configured to recognize a person from the image obtained by the obtainment unit; a setting unit configured to set a time limit for the person to be recognized by the recognition unit; and a processing unit configured to execute processing for privacy protection on an image including the person for which the time limit set by the setting unit has been exceeded.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278800

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus of the invention, includes: an error value calculation unit configured to calculate an error value in a target pixel from a concentration value in the target pixel of input image data, and a pwm error value calculated on the basis of a light amount of laser light which is actually emitted on the basis of a pwm signal of a pulse width corresponding to the concentration value, and a light amount of ideal laser light corresponding to the pulse width; and a concentration value calculation unit configured to add the error value calculated in peripheral pixels positioned in the vicinity of the target pixel to the concentration value at a predetermined ratio, in which the error value calculation unit sets the error value in the target pixel to 0 according to the concentration value or a pixel position of the target pixel.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278760

Image processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An image processing apparatus receives destination information for use in data transmission, performs control, based on the received destination information including a destination in an email address format, so that a first screen, which is used to transmit data external to the image processing apparatus, and on which a transmission destination of the data is displayed, based on the received destination information, is displayed on the operation unit, and performs control, based on the received destination information including only a destination in a fax format so that a second screen, different from the first screen and used to perform fax transmission, on which a transmission destination of the fax transmission is displayed, based on the received destination information, is displayed on the operation unit.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278726

Communication device, communication method, and storage medium

According to an aspect of the present invention, a device includes a transmitter and receiver that transmits and receives communication packets to and from other device, a memory that stores one or more reference information which present a function for data request and a function for data communication which a service comprises, one or more predetermined data relating to the functions, and one or more distinguishing information for distinguishing the predetermined data, and a processor. The processor generates a packet which includes the reference information associated with the function for data communication, the predetermined data, and the distinguishing information.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278725

Converting a single-tenant application for multi-tenant use

Provided is a process, including: obtaining a tenant-mapping record that maps each of a plurality of tenants to respective database field-values and network hosts; executing a plurality of instances of a single-tenant application, each instance executing on a different network host; receiving a command including an identifier associated with a first tenant among the plurality of tenants having a first user account; based on the identifier, translating the command from a single-tenant command into a multi-tenant command; executing the command with a first instance of the single-tenant application among the plurality of instances; and accessing tenant data based on a modified database access request.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278675

Dynamically provisioning instances of a single-tenant application for multi-tenant use

Provided is a process, including: assigning different instances of a single-tenant application among a plurality of instances of the single-tenant application to different computing sessions with different client computing devices associated with different tenant user accounts; while the plurality of instances of the single-tenant application are executing, determining that a workload of the plurality of instances of the single-tenant application satisfies a first threshold condition; in response to the determination, automatically provisioning an added instance of the single-tenant application; and assigning the added instance of the single-tenant application to a session with a given client computing device.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278613

Self-destructing smart data container

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method is disclosed comprising receiving a request to access protected data stored in a smart data container. The method further comprises comparing a first device identifier associated with a first device from which the request to access the protected data stored in the smart data container was received to a second device identifier which uniquely identifies a second device that created the smart data container. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278603

Control method for authentication/authorization server, resource server, and authentication/authorization system

A server is provided that, according to an access token issuance request from a client, issues a first access token to be verified by a resource server, or a second access token to be verified by an authorization server based on a predetermined parameter for the issuance request.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278597

Downloadable security and protection methods and apparatus

Methods and apparatus for control of data and content protection mechanisms across a network using a download delivery paradigm. In one embodiment, conditional access (ca), digital rights management (drm), and trusted domain (td) security policies are delivered, configured and enforced with respect to consumer premises equipment (cpe) within a cable television network. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278545

Systems and methods for common policy platform

A converged small cell communication system includes a mobile network core, a data over cable service interface specification (docsis) core, and a common policy platform for managing a service flow of a user equipment within a communication vicinity of the small cell communication system. The mobile network core includes a policy engine and a packet data network gateway (pgw). ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278535

Communication device, communication method, and storage medium

According to an aspect of the present invention, a device includes a transmitter and receiver that transmits and receives communication packets to and from other device, and a processor. The processor receives a packet containing first information indicating a structure type of data from the other device via the transmitter and receiver and communicates data corresponding to the first information with the other device via the transmitter and receiver.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278527

Apparatus and method of generating lookups and making decisions for packet modifying and forwarding in a software-defined network engine

Embodiments of the present invention relate to a lookup and decision engine (lde) for generating lookup keys for input tokens and modifying the input tokens based on contents of lookup results. The input tokens are parsed from network packet headers by a parser, and the tokens are then modified by the lde. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278499

Rendering application log data in conjunction with system monitoring

Techniques for rendering application log data in a heterogeneous monitoring system are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, performance metrics are monitored by service domains that are configured within a target system that includes multiple target system entities. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278432

Information processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium

A mobile terminal that executes an operating system (os) including a printing system that supports a search function using a first search protocol as a standard performs a search using the first search protocol according to a script, performs a search using a second search protocol by a plug-in for the printing system, and displays a search result screen conforming to a search result printer found according to the script, in which a predetermined printer is excluded, and a search result printer found by using the second search protocol, in which the predetermined printer is included.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278427

System and method for distributed pki root

A public key infrastructure (pki) ecosystem includes a first organization computer system having a first processor, a first memory, and a first organization process including instructions that are (i) encoded in the first memory, and (ii) executable by the first processor. The ecosystem further includes a second organization computer system having a second processor and a second memory, a digital ledger, and domain name system security extensions (dnssec). ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278360

System and methods for coherent pon architecture and burst-mode reception

An optical network communication system utilizes a passive optical network including an optical hub having an optical line terminal, downstream transmitter, an upstream receiver, a processor, and a multiplexer. The upstream receiver includes a plurality of twdma upstream subreceivers. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278279

Methods and systems for interference management

Methods and systems for interference management are described. Methods and systems can be used for minimizing interference among communication and/or electronic devices. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278257

Recording apparatus, control method, and storage medium

A recording apparatus is provided. An adjustment unit executes adjustment processing for adjusting a delay amount of a timing signal. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180278182

Stored energy release triggered by piezoelectric element

A stored energy release comprises an actuatable member slidably received within a housing. The actuatable member has an extended orientation wherein a portion of the actuatable member extends outwardly from the housing and a retracted orientation wherein the actuatable member resides within the housing. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277961

Highly efficient multi-port radiataor

A radiator is formed by forming a multitude of slot antennas adjacent one another such that the spacing between each pair of adjacent slot antennas is smaller than the wavelength of the signal being transmitted or received by the radiator. The radiator achieves high efficiency by reducing the excitation of substrate modes, and further achieves high output power radiation by combining power of multiple cmos power amplifiers integrated in the radiator structure. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277960

Method and apparatus of maintaining constant antenna resonant frequency and impedance match in the p

The present disclosure generally relates to any device capable of wireless communication, such as a mobile telephone or wearable device, having one or more antennas. By applying a variable reactance (capacitive or inductive component) antenna aperture tuner within a simple, scalar antenna aperture tuning system, the maintenance of a constant antenna resonant frequency in the presence of environmental changes or head/hand effects is obtained. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277910

Thermal interface composite material and method

A composite thermal interface material and methods are shown. Devices such as lithium ion batteries incorporating composite thermal interface materials show significant improvement in cooling performance. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277833

Lithium sulfide electrode and method

A lithium-sulfide-carbon composite and methods are shown. In one example, the lithium-sulfide-carbon composites are used as an electrode in a battery, such as a lithium ion battery.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277787

Thermally stable silver nanowire transparent electrode

A transparent conductive film having a first surface and a second surface, the second surface opposite the first surface; and at least one thermally stable substrate attached to the second surface. The transparent conductive film includes a plurality of thermally stable nanowires embedded within at least one polymer binder, the thermally stable nanowires include metal nanowires, the first surface includes a conductive surface of a plurality of the nanowires, the transparent conductive film has a sheet resistance that degrades by no more than 5% when heated to 300° c. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277578

Image sensing device and moving apparatus

An image sensing device includes pixels forming rows and columns, sets of control lines respectively assigned to the rows such that one set of control lines is connected to one of the rows, a row drive circuit configured to drive the sets of control lines, and an assist circuit. Each set includes a first control line and a second control line. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277575

Solid-state imaging device, imaging system, and movable object

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion unit, a first holding portion holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, a second holding portion holding charges transferred from the first holding portion, and an amplifier unit outputting a signal based on charges in the second holding portion. The photoelectric conversion unit includes a first conductivity type first semiconductor region, a second conductivity type second semiconductor region thereunder, a first conductivity type third semiconductor region thereunder, and a second conductivity type fourth semiconductor region thereunder. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277549

Pads and pin-outs in three dimensional integrated circuits

A three dimensional semiconductor device, comprising: a substrate including a plurality of circuits; a plurality of pads, each pad coupled to a circuit; and a memory array positioned above or below the substrate and coupled to a circuit to program the memory array.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277503

Liquid ejection head substrate and semiconductor substrate

A liquid ejection head substrate includes an electrode pad for receiving driving power for liquid ejection from an outside, the electrode pad including at least a conductor layer and a layer of gold. A portion of the conductor layer has an opening region, and an upper layer portion in a laminating direction above the conductor layer including the opening region has at least the layer of gold. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277383

Fluid dispense methodology and apparatus for imprint lithography

A method of can be used to generating a fluid droplet pattern for an imprint lithography process. A fluid dispense head can include a set of fluid dispense ports, wherein the fluid dispense ports are in a fixed arrangement. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277329

Nanoscale field-emission device and method of fabrication

Nanoscale field-emission devices are presented, wherein the devices include at least a pair of electrodes separated by a gap through which field emission of electrons from one electrode to the other occurs. The gap is dimensioned such that only a low voltage is required to induce field emission. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277314

Mesoporous nanocrystalline film architecture for capacitive storage devices

A mesoporous, nanocrystalline, metal oxide construct particularly suited for capacitive energy storage that has an architecture with short diffusion path lengths and large surface areas and a method for production are provided. Energy density is substantially increased without compromising the capacitive charge storage kinetics and electrode demonstrates long term cycling stability. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277308

Stereostructure

A stereostructure includes a core portion, and a porous portion located around the core portion. The porous portion located inside a position which is inside from an outer edge of the porous portion by 3/20 of a diameter of the stereostructure in an arbitrary cross section of the stereostructure has a void ratio per unit area of less than or equal to 80%.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277253

Moving-horizon state-initializer for control applications

A state-estimator for the estimation or initialization of the state of a discrete-time state-space dynamical model based on sensor measurements of the model output, comprising fitting a continuous-time function to acquired sensor measurement data-points of each model output, and subsequently sampling the continuous time function at exactly the sample-period of the state-space dynamic model for which the state is being estimated or initialized, in order to construct a model state via a synthesized output trajectory.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277160

Track playback controlling apparatus

A track playback controlling apparatus includes at least one operation receiver, a driver, and a processor. The operation receiver receives operation to change a playback state of a track by a user. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277145

Information processing apparatus for executing emotion recognition

An information processing apparatus comprises a learner and a processing unit. The learner learns a phoneme sequence generated from a voice as an emotion phoneme sequence, in accordance with relevance between the phoneme sequence and an emotion of a user. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277111

Speech recognition device, speech recognition method, non-transitory recording medium, and robot

A feature extractor extracts feature quantities from a digitized speech signal and outputs the feature quantities to a likelihood calculator. A distance determiner determines the distance between a user providing speech and a speech input unit. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277081

Hammer unit and keyboard device

A hammer unit for use in a keyboard device or the like includes a plurality of hammer arms which are respectively operated in response to key depression operations on a plurality of keys, and a hammer connecting section which has a length corresponding to array of the plurality of keys, is connected to the plurality of hammer arms to support the plurality of hammer arms in an arrayed state, and has mounting sections which are provided in a direction of the array in areas where the hammer arms are not connected, and by which the hammer connecting section is mounted to a keyboard chassis. As a result, the assembling workability is improved.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277077

Electronic musical instrument, method of controlling the electronic musical instrument, and recording medium

An electronic musical instrument allows a player to operate operators as least number of times as possible to play music, and the player can play music easily and agreeably, using the instrument. Every measure decided by plural beats counted based on a designated meter a prior tone is determined from among automatic playing music data. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277075

Electronic musical instrument, control method thereof, and storage medium

An electronic musical instrument includes; a plurality of keys, each of the plurality of keys specifying a pitch; a memory storing musical piece data representing a musical piece; and a processor, wherein the processor executes the following: retrieving the musical piece data of a musical piece from the memory and determining whether the musical piece data contains data of a lyric; and when the musical piece data contains the data of the lyric, and if a note specified by an operation of a key by a user is accompanied by a part of the lyric in the musical piece, causing data of a singing voice sound having the pitch specified by said operated key to be generated in accordance with the part of the lyric in response to the operation of the key, and causing the singing voice sound to be audibly output.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277074

Musical sound generation device

A musical sound generation device including a first memory having a plurality of storage areas where waveform data is read out and stored, a waveform generator which functions as a plurality of waveform generating sections each of which generates a waveform for emitting a sound by reading out waveform data from a selected storage area of the first memory; and a control processor which determines, when an instruction for sound emission is provided, a combination of a waveform generating section and a storage area to be used for the instructed sound emission, based on a status of reading waveform data from each storage area by each waveform generating section.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277073

Musical sound generation device

A musical sound generation device including a first memory having a plurality of waveform data, a second memory which stores waveform data read out from the first memory, and a control processor which controls such that, when a sound emission instruction is provided and specified waveform data is in the second memory, the waveform data is read out by the sound source processor, or controls such that, when a sound emission instruction is provided and specified waveform data is not in the second memory, the specified waveform data is transferred from the first memory to the second memory and read out by the sound source processor, in which the control processor controls such that waveform data satisfying a set condition is not subjected to a waveform data change by the transfer and waveform data not satisfying the set condition is subjected to the waveform data change by the transfer.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277062

Display device, display method, and storage medium

There is provided a display device including: an input unit used to input a plurality of image signals from a plurality of external apparatuses; a display unit which displays images; a setting unit which sets a display condition of each of the plurality of images based on an aspect ratio corresponding to each of the plurality of image signals input through the input unit; and a display control unit which generates a composite image from the plurality of image signals input through the input unit based on the contents set by the setting unit, and displays the composite image on the display unit.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277059

Display apparatus and control method thereof

In a display apparatus, a light-emitting unit emits light of a first color; a converting unit emits light of the first color, a second color, and a third color responding to irradiation of the light of the first color from the light-emitting unit; a detecting unit outputs a first detected value in accordance with brightness of the light of the first color, and a second detected value in accordance with brightness of the light of the second color; a correcting unit corrects components corresponding to the first color, the second color, and the third color of input image data, based on the first and second detected values, and a display unit displays an image on a screen by transmitting the light emitted from the converting unit, based on the corrected input image data.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277045

Driving methods and circuit for bi-stable displays

A method for driving a display having a plurality of pixels, where each pixel is capable of displaying a first color or a second color and is sandwiched between a first electrode and a pixel electrode, the method including applying a driving sequence which includes: (a) for a first time period, applying a first voltage potential between the first electrode and each of the pixel electrodes of a first group of pixels, and applying no voltage potential between the first electrode and each of the pixel electrodes of a second group of pixels of the second color, thereby causing the display device to display an image of the first color with a background of the second color; and (b) for a second time period, applying no voltage potential between the first electrode and each of the pixel electrodes of the first group of pixels, and applying a second voltage potential to each of the pixel electrodes corresponding to the second group of pixels, to clear the onetime image created in step (a).. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277009

Information display apparatus, information display terminal, method of controlling information display apparatus, method of controlling information display terminal, and computer readable recording medium

According to one embodiment, there is provided an information display apparatus including a processor, the processor being configured to: designate a character string in a text displayed in a display unit in accordance with a user operation; determine whether a keyword is included in a part of the designated character string; generate, if it is determined that the keyword is included in the part of the designated character string, problem setting data based on the keyword included in the designated character string; and transmit the problem setting data to an external terminal.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277008

Information display apparatus, information display method, and computer-readable recording medium

According one embodiment, there is provided an information display apparatus including a processor, the processing being configured to display a character string including a plurality of keywords on a display; to detect a kind of an association operation when the processor accepts designation by a user operation of any one of the keywords displayed on the display, and accepts the association operation of related information corresponding to the designated keyword; and to set a problem-setting method with respect to the designated keyword, the problem-setting method corresponding to the detected kind of the association operation.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180277006

Information display apparatus, information display method, and computer-readable recording medium

According to one embodiment, there is provided an information display apparatus including a processor, the processor being configured to: designate at least one keyword in a text displayed in a display unit in accordance with a user operation; cause the display unit to display an image associated with the designated keyword register the designated keyword and information of the image in a memory as data in which the designated keyword and the information of the image are associated with each other; output a problem based on the registered keyword and the image corresponding to the registered information.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276939

Wagering gaming apparatus for detecting user interaction with game components in a three-dimensional display

A wagering gaming apparatus is provided, comprising a 3-dimensional (3d) display device configured to create for a player a visual illusion of a 3d scene for a wagering game, the 3d scene having perceived depth in a z-direction perpendicular to a physical screen having width in an x-direction and height in a y-direction; one or more sensor devices configured to sense a physical location of one or more anatomical features of the player; at least one processor; and at least one non-transitory processor-readable storage medium storing processor-executable instructions. The processor-executable instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform various adjustments regarding the 3d scene based on the sensed physical location of an anatomical feature of the player.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276904

Iot service meter unit transmitter

A method for servicing an apparatus based on the time of operation of the apparatus, wherein the apparatus includes a controller bus and a diagnostic port in communication with the bus, comprises plugging a service meter unit into the diagnostic port and sending a signal related to the time of operation of the apparatus or other service meter unit to a location remote from the apparatus.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276883

Methods and apparatuses for age appearance simulation

Methods and systems for age appearance simulation of a patient are provided. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving an image of the patient (including a face of the patient), determining an ethnicity of the patient, determining an age of the patient, and determining a desired simulated age of the patient. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276855

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus, comprises an information acquiring unit that acquires three-dimensional data representing characteristic information on an object at a plurality of voxels; a shape information acquiring unit that acquires information on a surface shape of the object; a distance calculating unit that calculates, for each of the voxels, a distance between a surface of the object and a position inside the object corresponding to the voxel, based on the information on the surface shape; a filtering unit that performs, for each of the voxels, filtering processing, including blur processing in accordance with the calculated distance; and an image generating unit that generates a two-dimensional image, based on the three-dimensional data after the filtering processing.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276854

X-ray ct apparatus and scan planning apparatus

According to one embodiment, an x-ray ct apparatus is adapted to perform helical scanning on a subject placed on a couch top and perform reconstruction processing based on acquired projection data. The x-ray ct apparatus sets a first imaging range within an imaging range for the helical scanning, sets at least one of a start range and an end range in the first imaging range as a boundary range, sets a first view number for use in the reconstruction processing for a non-boundary range other than the boundary range in the first imaging range, and sets a view number for use in the reconstruction processing for the boundary range to be smaller than the first view number.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276844

Position or orientation estimation apparatus, position or orientation estimation method, and driving assist device

A driving assist device acquires information from an imaging device and a ranging device and performs a process to assist driving of an automobile. A position or orientation estimation apparatus includes an image data plane detection unit configured to detect a plurality of plane regions from image information and first ranging information obtained by the imaging device ant a ranging data plane detection unit configured to detect a plurality of plane regions from second ranging information obtained by the ranging device. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276822

Ultra-dense electrode-based brain imaging system

An ultra-dense electrode-based brain imaging system with high spatial and temporal resolution. A sparsity and smoothness enhanced method of optimized electrical tomography (s-smooth) based reconstruction technique to improve the spatial resolution and localization accuracy of reconstructed brain images is described. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276799

Image processing apparatus, method of controlling image processing apparatus, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes at least one processor operatively coupled to a memory, serving as an obtaining unit configured to obtain a contrast material-enhanced image of an object a first region extraction unit configured to extract a first region representing a first region representing a first anatomical portion of the object from the image, and an estimation unit configured to estimate a state of the image concerning a temporal change in gray level from the first region.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276783

Image capturing apparatus, method of controlling same, and storage medium

An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image capturing unit; an acquisition unit that acquires at least two images having different exposures; a compression unit that acquires at least two compressed images; a transmission unit that transmits the at least two compressed images; a composition unit that generates a composite image by compositing the transmitted at least two compressed images; and a luminance distribution acquisition unit that acquires luminance distribution information of the composite image, the acquisition unit controlling exposure of the at least two images based on the luminance distribution information acquired by the luminance distribution acquisition unit, and the compression unit performing the compression processing of the at least two images based on the luminance distribution information and the exposure of the at least two images.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276755

System and method for displaying and analyzing financial correlation data

A method for displaying a matrix of correlations or other statistical measures of co-movement associated with a plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes is disclosed. The method includes: converting the matrix of correlations or other co-movement measures into a probability transition matrix; defining a corresponding abstract distance measurement between any two of the plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes based on the probability transition matrix; assigning coordinates in a euclidean space to each of the plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes, wherein a euclidean distance between any two financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes in the euclidean space corresponds to the corresponding abstract distance measurement; and displaying on a display device the plurality of financial instruments, portfolios, indices, or asset classes based on more significant dimensions of the euclidean space.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276739

Systems and methods for integrated retail and ecommerce shopping platforms

Systems and methods for integrated retail and ecommerce shopping platforms. A shopping system for selling products including: a shopping facility including a primary product storage area; at least one showroom; at least one delivery location; a transport system for moving products between locations within the primary product storage area, the at least one showroom and the at least one delivery location; an inventory control system; a network server in operational communication with the inventory control system and the transport system, the network server adapted to transmit interactive shopping interface pages over a network; and a customer client device associated with one of the customers adapted to receive and display the interactive shopping interface pages, for selectively displaying product information about the products sold by the shopping system, and receiving customer input regarding the selecting and deselecting of one or more of the products for possible purchase by the customer.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276732

Skin product fitting method and electronic apparatus therefor

A skin product fitting method and an electronic apparatus therefor are provided. The method includes following steps: capturing a skin image of a current user by using an image capturing device and analyzing the skin image to determine a skin concern; obtaining a skin type of the current user; and sorting a plurality of skin products stored in a product database at least according to the skin concern and the skin type so as to provide product information fitting a skin condition of the current user.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276655

Shared mobile wallet transaction

Aspects of the embodiments are directed to methods, systems, and computer program products for shared mobile wallet transactions. In embodiments, a mobile device can transmit a shared mobile wallet transaction request message to a mobile device operated by a shared mobile wallet contributor across a network connection; receive, from the shared mobile wallet contributor, a wallet transaction packet, the wallet transaction packet comprising a monetary contribution value and an identifier of the shared mobile wallet contributor; create a shared mobile wallet transaction packet comprising a monetary contribution value for the user, an identifier of the user, the monetary contribution value for the shared mobile wallet contributor, and an identifier of the shared mobile wallet contributor; and transmit the shared mobile wallet transaction packet to a point of sale device across a communications link. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276653

Apparatus and method for commercial transactions using a communication device

An apparatus for commercial transactions using a transaction card via a communication device in audio communication with a remote processor assembly is provided. The apparatus comprises an input device for capturing information from the transaction card, a controller for converting the captured card information into an audio signal. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276635

Electronic apparatus, sales data processing apparatus, and cash register

An electronic apparatus includes a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication with a portable terminal and a mode switching unit configured such that a key inserted into the mode switching unit is rotatable and configured to perform switching to a mode corresponding to a rotation position of the inserted key. The mode switching unit has a plurality of first rotation positions for performing switching to a first mode of performing switching to a state where the communication unit can perform communication with the portable terminal and at least one second rotation position for performing switching to a second mode of performing switching to a state where the communication unit cannot perform communication with the portable terminal. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276631

Systems and methods for point of sale deposits

The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for executing a point of sale deposit. In one embodiment, a system may include one or more memory devices storing software instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the software instructions to receive deposit information related to a point of sale deposit from a mobile device, and generate a deposit token retaining at least the deposit information and deposit authorization information. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276610

Rfid as extra verification for home delivery

A method includes determining a number of matching signal signatures within (1) ambient signal information for an order location and (2) ambient signal information for a delivery location, wherein the ambient signal information comprises signal signatures that identify a plurality of signal emitters at each location. The method also includes determining whether the delivery location matches the order location based on the number of matching signal signatures. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276503

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a storing unit that stores a neural network that recognizes a data characteristic of data, and a correction unit that corrects the data by using the neural network stored in the storing unit such that the neural network recognizes that the data characteristic of the data is a predetermined data characteristic.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276501

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a first obtaining unit configured to obtain a holding position and orientation of a manipulator when holding of a target object is performed and holding success or failure information of the target object in the holding position and orientation, a second obtaining unit configured to obtain an image in which the target object is imaged when the holding of the target object is performed, and a generation unit configured to generate learning data when the holding of the target object by the manipulator is learnt on a basis of the holding position and orientation and the holding success or failure information obtained by the first obtaining unit and the image obtained by the second obtaining unit.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276498

Predicting prostate cancer recurrence in pre-treatment prostate magnetic resonance imaging (mri) with combined tumor induced organ distension and tumor radiomics

Embodiments predict prostate cancer (pca) biochemical recurrence (bcr) employing an image acquisition circuit that accesses a first pre-treatment image and a second pre-treatment image of a region of tissue demonstrating pca, a distension feature circuit that extracts a set of distension features from the first pre-treatment image, and computes a first probability of pca bcr based on the set of distension features, a radiomics circuit that extracts a set of radiomics features from the second pre-treatment image, and computes a second probability of pca recurrence based on the set of radiomics feature, a combined tumor induced organ distension with tumor radiomics (contra) circuit that computes a joint probability that the region of tissue will experience pca bcr based on the first probability and the second probability, and a display circuit that displays the joint probability.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276497

Predicting biochemical recurrence in pre-treatment prostate magnetic resonance imaging (mri) with field effect induced organ distension (forge)

Embodiments predict prostate cancer (pca) biochemical recurrence (bcr) employing an image acquisition circuit that accesses a pre-treatment image of a region of tissue demonstrating pca; a segmentation circuit that segments a prostate capsule represented in the image; a registration circuit that registers the segmented prostate with a bcr− median template, and generates a registered surface of interest (soi) mask by registering an soi mask with the registered prostate; a mask circuit that generates a patient-specific soi mask from the registered prostate and the registered soi mask, and generates a patient-specific soi mesh from the patient-specific soi mask; a field effect induced organ distension (forge) circuit extracts a set of forge features from the patient-specific soi mesh, and computes a probability that the region of tissue will experience bcr; and a classification circuit classifies the region of tissue as likely to experience bcr based on the probability.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276461

Ledger document processing device, ledger document processing method and storage medium

A ledger document processing device including a display section which displays a live view image captured by an imaging section while waiting for a ledger document to be captured, and a processor which actualizes functions including judging whether a pixel-count size of an area corresponding to the ledger document in an image to be captured and stored in response to an imaging instruction is equal to or larger than a reference pixel-count size while waiting for the ledger document to be captured, notifying a user of a judgment result, and storing in a storage section the image captured by the imaging section in response to the imaging instruction.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276354

Image processing apparatus and method, including user authentication, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus which is capable of realizing security improvements without degrading the usability. A user is authenticated, and an operation screen accepting an operation input from the user is displayed. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276278

Searching of data structures in pre-processing data for a machine learning classifier

A data processing system is configured to pre-process data for a machine learning classifier. The data processing system includes an input port that receives one or more data items, an extraction engine that extracts a plurality of data signatures and structure data, a logical rule set generation engine configured to generate a data structure, select a particular data signature of the data structure, identify each instance of the particular data signature in the data structure, segment the data structure around instances of the particular data signature, identify one or more sequences of data signatures connected to the particular data signature, and generate a logical ruleset. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276266

Correlating end node log data with connectivity infrastructure performance data

Techniques for correlating end node data with connectivity infrastructure and selectively accessing end node log data are disclosed. In some embodiments, operational events are detected for target system entities that include connectivity entities and end node entities. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276180

Electronic apparatus, electronic apparatus system, graphing method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

An electronic apparatus according to an embodiment comprises: at least one processor; and at least one memory storing instructions. The instructions are executed by the at least one processor to perform: identifying at least one scientific theoretical formula relating to one or more scientific characteristics of which data is measured, setting a coordinate system that includes a coordinate axis to which at least a part of the identified at least one scientific theoretical formula is assigned, and plotting the measured data of the one or more scientific characteristics on the set coordinate system to display a first graph on a display.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276152

Recording apparatus, control method, and storage medium

There is provided a recording apparatus. An adjustment unit executes adjustment processing for adjusting a delay amount of a timing signal. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276126

Interface device and control method thereof

In order to allow efficient data communication, an interface device that includes n ports, comprises: a cache memory that is shared by the n ports and includes a plurality of cache tags each of which is allocated to one of the n ports; and n cache determination units corresponding to the n ports. Each of the n cache determination units comprises: a determiner configured to determine, based on all of the values of the plurality of cache tags, whether a cache miss has occurred in the cache memory, and an update unit configured to update, when the determiner determines that a cache miss has occurred, cache tag values allocated to a self-port.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276086

Instant data center recovery

Facility for providing backup and restore of all data center components including physical machines, virtual machines, routers, networks, sub-networks, switches, firewall, directory lookup, dns, dhcp and internet access. Virtual or physical machines are associated to data center components and a software defined network, storage, and compute infrastructure is provided.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276059

Programming language-independent transaction correlation

A method for inserting application performance management hooks in dynamically linked system libraries in a programming language independent way includes determining a dynamically linked library called by a plurality of applications to transmit and receive messages to and from other applications, and overriding a first method, in the dynamically linked system library, used in transmitting messages to include a transaction identifier in messages transmitted by any of the plurality of applications. The method also includes overriding a second method, in the dynamically linked system library, used in receiving messages to extract the transaction identifier from any messages received by any of the plurality of applications. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276033

Information processing apparatus, control method for information processing apparatus, and application management method

An information processing apparatus manages a plurality of operating applications. The information processing apparatus determines whether an activated user interface (ui) application is able to receive a clear execution notification from a system and executes reactivation processing of the ui application to release resources at the end of the ui application.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180276016

Java virtual machine ability to process a native object

A java virtual machine (jvm) is enabled to process a data object in common storage. After the data object is received in an address space of an application, an anchor is created in common storage for the data object and the data object is copied into common storage via a program call (pc) routine. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275957

Assistive technology for code generation using voice and virtual reality

A method includes processing voice audio input by a user to extract a general programming instruction and determining a context of the general programming instruction based on a detected gesture (1) made by the user with respect to a display interface and (2) associated with the voice audio input by the user. The method also includes outputting an appropriate source code instruction in a programming application being displayed on the display interface based on the general programming instructions and the context.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275952

Operation processing device, reproducing device, and operation processing method

An operation processing device comprises: an operator which is capable of operating of changing a designation position and outputs an operation value corresponding to the designation position; and a processor which determines each of a plurality of execution conditions corresponding to each of a plurality of processes according to the operation value output by the operator and controls execution of the plurality of processes on the basis of a correspondence relation between the operation value and the execution condition which is defined to be individually different in each process and controls performing of the plurality of processes on the basis of the respective determined execution conditions.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275939

Image forming apparatus, control method of image forming apparatus, and storage medium

In an image forming apparatus that operates in a hold printing mode, it is possible to appropriately notify the side of a pc of the job state of a print job for which secure printing setting has been performed. An image forming apparatus that receives print data from an external device and notifies the external device of a processing status of the print data and is capable of registering the print data so as to be capable of starting image formation based on the print data by printing instructions from a user and of notifying the external device of a first processing status of the print data in accordance with completion of the registration, the image forming apparatus including: a unit configured to, in a case of performing the registration for specific print data, notify the external device of a second processing status different from the first processing status.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275934

Information processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium

The present information processing apparatus obtains synchronous data related to an authenticated user from a setting value management server 110, which is an external apparatus, and upon completion of the obtainment of the synchronous data, determines whether a screen related to the synchronous data has been displayed on a display. Furthermore, if the screen related to the synchronous data has been displayed on the display, the information processing apparatus reflects the synchronous data in this screen upon accepting a predetermined operation from the user. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275931

Information processing apparatus, controlling method of information processing apparatus, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus is provided that includes a first determination unit configured to determine whether or not a print setting value specified in a print ticket exists in a database; a second determination unit configured to determine whether or not cache data exists if the first determination unit determines that the print setting value does not exist in the database; a display unit configured to display the print setting value based on the cache data if the second determination unit determines that the cache data exists, and display a print setting item of the print setting value in a particular state if the second determination unit determines that the cache data does not exist.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275912

Information processing apparatus and method for controlling the same

When a device life of the emmc or the ssd becomes short, a swap function is turned off or restricted.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275774

Display control device, display control system, display control method, and storage medium having stored thereon display control program

Display operation of a display device is controlled in association with a pointer device. A display control system that includes: a display device for displaying information on a display surface; a control device for controlling the display of the display device; and an image acquisition device for acquiring an image of the display device including a light beam from a pointer device capable of emitting a light beam is proposed. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275739

Information processing apparatus utilizing positioning satellites

An information processing apparatus includes a first processor, a second processor and a positioning processor. The second processor consumes a reduced amount of power compared to the first processor during an operation. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275734

Power transmission cable and power transmission apparatus

A power transmission cable and a power transmission apparatus are provided. The power transmission cable comprises a universal serial bus (usb) type-c interface, a control circuit, and a direct current (dc) output terminal, wherein the control circuit is electrically connected to the usb type-c interface and the dc output terminal. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275708

System and method for actively managing electric power over an electric power grid and providing revenue grade data usable for settlement

Systems and methods for managing power on an electric power grid including a server for communicating ip-based messages over a network with distributed power consuming devices and/or power supplying devices, the ip-based messages including information relating to activities by the power consuming devices and/or the power supplying devices; and wherein the information is transformed by the system into settlement grade data corresponding to the activities of the power consuming devices and/or the power supplying devices.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275677

Autonomous mobile apparatus adaptable to change in height, autonomous movement method and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

An autonomous mobile apparatus includes a controller, an image acquirer, an inertia measurer, a distance measurer, and a storage. The controller updates environment map information stored in the storage. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275666

Autonomous mobile apparatus returning to charger to be charged, autonomous moving method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

An autonomous mobile apparatus that returns to a charger to be charged, the apparatus comprises a determiner that determines whether the apparatus is able to return to the charger, a location obtainer that obtains a predetermined location, an action planner that sets a destination, and sets a route to the destination, and a movement controller that controls a drive so that the apparatus is moved along the route that is set by the action planner, wherein, when the determiner determines that the apparatus is not able to return to the charger, the action planner sets the predetermined location obtained by the location obtainer as the destination.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275660

Autonomous aquatic herbicide application

Various autonomous aquatic herbicide application vessels are described. In one embodiment, a system for aquatic herbicide application includes an aquatic vessel, a propulsion system to propel the aquatic vessel over a body of water, a holding container to hold a substance, a substance applicator to apply the substance to the body of water, and a controller. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275614

Electronic timepiece

An electronic timepiece includes indicators, an operation receiving unit, a timing unit and a processor. The operation receiving unit receives an operation performed by a user. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275608

Switch device and timepiece

A switch device including a case provided with a through hole, an operation member including a shaft section which is inserted into the through hole of the case and a head section which is provided on an outer end portion of the shaft section and arranged outside the case, an elastic body which is arranged between outer surface of the case and inner surface of the head section of the operation member opposing the outer surface of the case, and forces the head section outward from the case by an elastic force of a material of the elastic body, and a slipping section which provides slipperiness in a rotational direction to the elastic body and the head section.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275601

Image forming apparatus main body and image forming system

A main body (100a) includes a second movable member (110a) that is movable and that has a first recess portion (123). The second movable member (110a) is moved from a first position where a first projecting portion (80a) of a first cartridge (70a) can enter a first recess portion (123) to a second position by a movement of the first projecting portion (80a), thereby allowing a second cartridge (70a) to be moved to an attachment position of the main body (100a). ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275590

Image forming apparatus having function for detecting sheet conveyance delay

An image forming apparatus comprises a container, a supplier, a conveyor, a grammage detector, a sheet detector, an image former, and a processor. The processor set a flag when the detected grammage exceeds a first grammage, measures a conveyance time of a sheet to the sheet detector, determines a conveyance delay of the sheet based on whether the conveyance time is greater than or equal to a first amount of time, counts a number of occurrences of the conveyance delay in a state where the detected grammage exceeds the first grammage, and prohibits supply of sheets from the container when the detected grammage exceeds a second grammage larger than the first grammage or the number of occurrences of the conveyance delay is greater than or equal to a threshold value.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275584

Image forming apparatus and feeding apparatus

A feeding apparatus includes a feeding member, first and second conveying members, a separation member, and drive and control units. The feeding member feeds a recording material placed on a tray. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275569

Image forming apparatus

A charging bias output portion is controlled so that a direct-current component of a charging bias voltage reaches a target voltage value taking a first set time after output start. A transfer bias output portion is controlled so that output of a transfer bias is started after a first position of an image bearing member reaches a transfer position and before a second position reaches the transfer portion, and a transfer current reaches a target current value taking a second set time. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275561

Image forming apparatus

A toner supply unit for use in an image forming apparatus includes a bottle gear provided on a toner bottle to receive a driving force when the toner bottle is mounted to a mounting portion, and a discharging mechanism provided on the toner bottle to discharge a predetermined amount of toner from a discharging portion with the rotation of the bottle gear. A controller controls the driving force inputted to the bottle gear in a period from input of the driving force to the bottle gear to a predetermined number of rotations of the toner bottle to be smaller than the driving force inputted to the bottle gear at a time when the discharging mechanism first discharges the predetermined amount of toner from the discharging portion after the predetermined number of rotations.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275557

Image-forming apparatus

An image-forming apparatus includes a light-irradiation unit configured to move a spot of laser light on a surface of a photosensitive member at a non-constant scanning velocity in a main scanning direction to form a latent image on the photosensitive member, an image data correcting unit configured to correct a length in the main scanning direction of image data by inserting one or more image data pieces into the image data, the number of the image data pieces increasing as the scanning velocity increases, and/or extracting one or more image data pieces from the image data, the number of the image data pieces increasing as the scanning velocity decreases, and a brightness correcting unit configured to correct a brightness of the laser light so that an emission brightness increases as the scanning velocity increases and/or the emission brightness decreases as the scanning velocity decreases.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275555

Apparatus and method

A control unit performs control to satisfy tva<t tvb, where t is a time from a point when irradiation with light by a pre-exposure member is started to a point when a predetermined portion of the photosensitive member which is located at the pre-exposure position when the irradiation is started reaches a charging position, tva is a time from the point when the irradiation is started to a point when application of a first voltage is started, and tvb is a time from the point when the irradiation is started to a point when application of the second voltage is started.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275545

Pigment dispersion, method for manufacturing toner, aqueous ink, and triazo compound

A pigment dispersion has low viscosity and good dispersion property without depending on pigment species. The pigment dispersion contains a dispersion medium, an organic pigment, and a triazo compound having a specific structure.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275540

Toner

A toner comprising a toner particle and inorganic fine particles present on the surface of the toner particle, wherein particle diameter numerical distribution of the inorganic fine particles on the toner particle surface has a peak a1 and b1 present in specific particle diameter ranges, the proportion of inorganic fine particles having a particle diameter of 5 nm to 30 nm is not more than 10 number %, after the toner has been subjected to a water wash treatment, the particle diameter numerical distribution of the of the primary particles of the inorganic fine particles on the toner particle surface has a peak a2 and b2 in specific particle diameter ranges; and hb1, which is a peak value of the peak b1, and hb2, which is a peak value of the peak b2, satisfy a specific relationship.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275535

Detection apparatus, pattern forming apparatus, obtaining method, detection method, and article manufacturing method

A detection apparatus that detects a mark formed on a substrate is provided. The detection apparatus includes a substrate holder configured to hold the substrate, an optical system accommodated in the substrate holder, an image sensor configured to capture an image of the mark from the reverse surface side of the substrate through the optical system, and a processor configured to perform detection processing for the mark based on the image of the mark captured by the image sensor. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275528

Optical system for producing lithographic structures

An optical system for producing lithographic structures is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method for determining relative coordinates of a position of a writing field relative to a position of a preview field in such an optical system, and a method for producing lithographic structures using such an optical system.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275527

Optical imaging arrangement with actively adjustable metrology support units

An optical imaging arrangement includes an optical projection system, a support structure system and a control device. The optical projection system includes a group of optical elements supported by the support structure system and configured to transfer, in an exposure process using exposure light along an exposure light path, an image of a pattern of a mask onto a substrate. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275511

Substrate pretreatment and etch uniformity in nanoimprint lithography

A nanoimprint lithography method includes contacting a composite polymerizable coating formed from a pretreatment composition and an imprint resist with a nanoimprint lithography template defining recesses. The composite polymerizable coating is polymerized to yield a composite polymeric layer defining a pre-etch plurality of protrusions corresponding to the recesses of the nanoimprint lithography template. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275509

Reducing electric charge in imprint lithography

Methods and systems for contacting a polymerizable material on a surface of a substrate with a patterning surface of a template; curing the polymerizable material in a working environment, comprising a first gas, the working environment proximate to the surface of the substrate; after introducing a second gas into the working environment, separating the patterning surface of the template and the surface of the substrate to achieve at least a particular distance between the patterning surface and the surface of the substrate; and after achieving the particular distance, introducing a third gas into the working environment, wherein, for a given pressure of the working environment, the second gas has a breakdown voltage less than that of the first gas up to the particular distance, and the third gas has a breakdown voltage less than that of the second gas at distances greater than the particular distance.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275497

Light source system and projector

A light source system according to an aspect of the invention comprises a light source unit, an optical path switching device configured to selectively switch a direction of light from the light source unit between a plurality of directions, and a heat dissipating unit positioned in one of the plurality of directions and isolated from the optical path switching device via a light transmitting member.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275494

Accessory apparatus, image pickup apparatus, and imaging system

An interchangeable lens serving as an accessory apparatus includes a power control unit configured to switch between a first power state where communication with a camera main body serving as an image pickup apparatus is possible and a second power state which provides smaller power consumption than the first power state. The interchangeable lens also includes a setting unit configured to switch a communication setting between a first setting corresponding to a first communication method that is a communication method used in an initial communication and a second setting corresponding to a second communication method different from the first communication method. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275493

Image pickup apparatus to which accessory is removably attached, and image pickup system

An image pickup apparatus that suppresses looseness of an accessory fastened to a fastening portion of an apparatus body. An image pickup apparatus includes an accessory that includes a pair of fastening members, and an apparatus body including two fastening portions to which the accessory is removably fastened using the pair of fastening members. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275477

Electrochromic apparatus and method of driving electrochromic device, as well as optical filter, lens unit, imaging apparatus and window member

An electrochromic apparatus comprises an electrochromic device and a drive unit operating for normal drive and heating drive of the electrochromic device. The electrochromic device comprises a pair of electrodes and an electrochromic layer including at least an electrochromic material and a solvent. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275429

Systems and methods for ciliary muscle vibration detection

The present disclosure relates to sensor systems for electronic ophthalmic devices. In certain embodiments, the sensor systems may comprise a vibration sensor disposed adjacent an eye of a user, the vibration sensor configured to detect a vibration caused at least in part by ciliary muscle movement, the vibration sensor further configured to provide an output and a processor configured to receive the output and to determine a characteristic of the output indicative of the ciliary muscle movement.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275427

Ophthalmic lens comprising lenslets for preventing and/or slowing myopia progression

Contact lenses incorporating an array of non-coaxial lenslets with add power that create non-coaxial myopic defocus within the optic zone of the lens may be utilized to prevent and/or slow myopia progression. The positive, non-coaxial lenslets cover about twenty to eighty percent of the central pupil area to deliver positive foci of light in front of the retina to slow the rate of myopia progression.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275425

Design of myopia control ophthalmic lenses

Lenses are designed using the corneal topography or wavefront measurements of the eye derived by subtracting the optical power of the eye after orthokeratology treatment from the optical power before orthokeratology treatment.. . ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275423

Method for designing a lens shape and spectacle lens

A computer-implemented method for providing a lens shape for an ophthalmic lens is disclosed. Further, there is provided a method for angular smoothing of a surface determined by carrier lines radially outwards of a prescription zone bordered by a first boundary line. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275416

High brightness solid state illumination system for fluorescence imaging and analysis

An illumination system includes a phosphor to emit light in a wavelength band Δλphoshpor, a second light source to emit light at a second wavelength λ2 within an absorption band of the phosphor, a third light source to emit light at a third wavelength λ3 and a fourth light source to emit light at a fourth wavelength λ4. A controller drives the second, third and fourth light sources. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275383

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same

Provided is a zoom lens, including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit to a fourth lens unit having negative, positive, negative, and negative refractive powers; and a rear lens group. In the zoom lens, an interval between each pair of adjacent lens units is changed during zooming, the rear lens group has a positive refractive power over an entire zoom range, the third lens unit is configured to move in an optical axis direction during focusing, and each of a focal length of the zoom lens at a wide angle end (fw), and a focal length of the third lens unit (f3) is appropriately set.. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275382

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same

Provided is a zoom lens, including, in order from an object side to an image side: a negative first lens unit; a positive second lens unit; a negative third lens unit; a positive fourth lens unit; and a positive fifth lens unit, the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth lens units having an interval between each pair of adjacent lens units changed for zooming. The second, fourth, and fifth lens units are configured to move toward the object side for zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end. ... Ca Inc

09/27/18 / #20180275370

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus

Provided is a zoom lens including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having a negative refractive power; a second lens unit having a positive refractive power; a third lens unit having a negative refractive power; a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power; and a rear lens group including at least one lens unit, the first lens unit, the second lens unit, the third lens unit, the fourth lens unit, and the rear lens group having an interval between each pair of adjacent lens units changed for zooming. The third lens unit is configured to move for focusing, and at least a part of the fourth lens unit forms a lens system is, which is configured to move in a direction including a component of a direction perpendicular to an optical axis for image stabilization.. ... Ca Inc








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