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12/31/15 / #20150379332

Face authentication device and face authentication method

. . A face authentication device has a face image acquisition unit that continuously acquires face images of a user, a user identification unit that identifies the user based on a first face image acquired by the face image acquisition unit, a parameter acquisition unit that acquires a face parameter based on a second face image acquired by the face image acquisition unit, the face parameter being a parameter associated with a facial expression or a face direction of the user, a tracking unit that extracts a region of a part of a face included in the first face image, and to track the region between the plurality of continuously-acquired face images, and an authentication unit that makes a determination of successful authentication when the user identified by the user identification unit is a registered user, when the acquired face parameter satisfies a predetermined condition.. . ... Omron Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150378340

Programmable indicator

One aspect of the present invention provides a programmable indicator, which can present information on a failure to the user with little delay when failing to periodically acquire data from a plc. The programmable indicator includes a display screen, a communicator configured to communicate with the plc, and a controller configured to control the display screen and the communicator. ... Omron Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150378333

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

A simulation unit receives a series of simulation command values, calculates and outputs a series of simulation values of a position or speed of an object. A control unit provides the simulation unit with the series of simulation command values and displays the series of simulation values. ... Omron Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150376932

Window opening-closing control system and window opening-closing control apparatus

If closing operation to the passenger's seat sub switch continues for not less than a prescribed time period tb, a passenger's seat relay contact on a close side is turned on. If the closing operation to the passenger's seat sub switch thereafter ends before a prescribed time period tc elapses, the passenger's seat relay contact on the close side is kept on. ... Omron Corporation

12/31/15 / #20150375626

Power conversion apparatus and power control method

Charge efficiency of normal charge is improved without restricting an operation of a low-voltage load of an electric vehicle during the normal charge. During a charge of a high-voltage battery of a vehicle, when a determination of the normal charge is made, and when a determination that a mode switching target load is not operated is made, power saving mode transition processing is performed. ... Omron Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150372480

Open-close body control apparatus

A motor is driven to rotate in a closing direction in an ordinary region other than a full close position immediately ahead region. An interposition determination unit determines whether or not interposition occurs while a windowpane is closing. ... Omron Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150371747

Operation device

An operation device for performing an operation input on a play machine has an operation unit, a support that rotatably supports the operation unit, a first magnetic member that rotates integrally with the operation unit, a second magnetic member in which a magnetic force acts between the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member, and a switching unit that switches a distance between the first magnetic member and the second magnetic member.. . ... Omron Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150369653

Capacitive sensor, acoustic sensor and microphone

A chamber that penetrates vertically is formed in a silicon substrate. A diaphragm is arranged on the upper surface of the silicon substrate so as to cover the upper opening of the chamber. ... Omron Corporation

12/24/15 / #20150367232

Operation device

An operation device for performing an operation input on a play machine has an operation unit, a support that supports the operation unit while the operation unit is rotatable about a first rotation axis, and a switching unit that switches a direction of the first rotation axis by rotating the support about a second rotation axis in a direction different from that of the first rotation axis.. . ... Omron Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150364283

Operation indicating lamp-equipped electromagnetic relay

An operation indicating lamp-equipped electromagnetic relay has an excitation coil, a contract member that has electromagnetic interaction with the excitation coil to open and close a circuit, a housing in which the excitation coil and the contact member are disposed, and having a display surface arranged in a top surface thereof, a light source having an optical axis that is oriented toward a direction other than the display surface in order to display an operating situation of the electromagnetic relay, and being disposed in the housing so as to emit light according to a situation of power supplied to the excitation coil, a reflecting member disposed in the housing so as to reflect the light emitted from the light source toward the display surface, and a diffusion structure that diffuses the light reflected by the reflecting member formed in the display surface.. . ... Omron Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363997

Operation device and play machine

An operation device installed on a play machine has a push button switch having a push button made of a translucent material, a floating image projector that projects a floating image into midair above the push button through the push button from a rear face side of the push button, and a gesture detector in which at least a region where the floating image is projected is set to be a detection region.. . ... Omron Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363642

Image recognition device and method for registering feature data in image recognition device

An image recognition device has a database in which pieces of feature data of a plurality of objects are registered while divided into classes for each of the plurality of objects; an identification unit that identifies an unknown object by evaluating which feature data of the class registered in the database is most similar to feature data obtained from an image of the unknown object, and a feature data registration unit that registers feature data in the database. The database is capable of setting a plurality of classes to an identical object. ... Omron Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150363130

Communication device, rfid system, and recordable medium having data writing program recorded thereon

A communication device (3) performs contactless communication with an rf tag (8) that is provided with a nonvolatile memory (82) having a plurality of blocks serving as units of data erasure. The communication device (3) includes a specifying unit (303) that specifies, from among blocks to which a writing range belongs, a divided block that includes data outside the writing range when data is written into the nonvolatile memory, a backup processing unit (304) that backs up original data of the specified divided block, a storage unit (36) that stores backup data that includes the original data, and a writing processing unit (305) that writes the update data into the divided block that was initialized when the backup data is stored.. ... Omron Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362903

Control device and method of operating control device

A control device and method of operating the same allows a restore process to be carried out as far as possible for a slave device connected thereto via a network even when the data in the slave device changes from the time the data was created. The control device includes a storage unit that stores device configuration information and setup information; and a processing unit configured to execute a restore process using data including the setup information. ... Omron Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150362706

Wide-angle imaging device

A wide-angle imaging device configured to photograph a first range, having an imaging element that photographs an image at a second range, wherein the first range has an angle of view wider than the second range, a visual field switching optical system comprising at least one optical element, and an optical system driving mechanism that moves the optical element of the visual field switching optical system. The optical element has a refractive type prism that refracts light incident from a visual field in a direction inclined with respect to an optical axis direction to collect the light to the imaging element.. ... Omron Corporation

12/17/15 / #20150360263

Air-flushing method, air-flushing device, and recording medium

An air-flushing device cleans a cleaning object by air-blowing to the object from a nozzle. The air-flushing device outputs a pressure value changing according to electromagnetic valve's opening/closing, and controls the valve's opening/closing based on two reference values of an upper-limit setting value and a lower-limit setting value lower than that. ... Omron Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348723

Push button switch, push button unit, and amusement machine

A push button switch has a button section having a push operation surface that is made of a light-transmitting material, and a light guide plate arranged in parallel with the push operation surface, a moving mechanism that causes the button section to move in parallel with a pushing direction, a detecting section that detects when the button section has moved in parallel with the pushing direction, a light source that emits light that enters the light guide plate via a lateral surface of the light guide plate, and a base positioned on a rear surface side of the button section, on which the moving mechanism is disposed. The moving mechanism holds the button section at an area other than an area corresponding to the push operation surface. ... Omron Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150348362

Operation unit

An operation unit includes a first push-button switch; a diffusion unit that diffuses light incident from a light-emitting part, and radiates light from a periphery of the first push-button switch; and a rotary mechanism that rotates the diffusion unit. The diffusion unit may have a through-hole, the rotary mechanism may rotate the diffusion unit about a rotation axis that passes through the through-hole, and the first push-button switch may be provided on the rotation axis.. ... Omron Corporation

12/03/15 / #20150343678

Mold structure, transfer molding apparatus, and transfer molding method

A mold structure has a first mold, a second mold relatively connectable to and disconnectable from the first mold, a heater on at least one of the first and second molds, a transfer member on at least one of the first and second molds, that is relatively movable and separable from the at least one of the first and second molds on which the transfer member is disposed, a transfer surface formed on the transfer member that is placed in contact with a resin sheet fed between the first and second molds to perform transfer molding onto the resin sheet, and a moving mechanism that moves the at least one of the first and second molds on which the transfer member is disposed and the transfer member relative to each other.. . ... Omron Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150339792

Sleep and activity amount display program, device, system, and method

Provided is a sleep and activity amount display program that allows easy checking of sleep data along with activity amount data for each time period of a certain day. The sleep and activity amount display program includes a step of obtaining sleep data of a user from a sleep measurement device; a step of obtaining activity amount data of a user from an activity measurement device; a step of creating a time display image divided into time slots that each indicate a predetermined range of time; and a step of plotting a getting-up time and a bedtime included in the sleep data as well as the activity amount data on the time slots of the time display image.. ... Omron Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150338834

Simulation system

A simulation system includes a control device for controlling a control object; and an information processing device configured to exchange data with the control device. The control device includes a computation unit configured to execute sequence control and motion control of the control object; and an output unit configured to output a fixed interval of data related to the sequence control and the motion control of the object. ... Omron Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150336523

Vehicle power supply apparatus and vehicle power regeneration system

A vehicle power supply apparatus includes: a switching element; a dc-dc converter; and a control unit. During an idling stop, the control unit turns on the switching element, and controls the dc-dc converter to discharge electricity from an electricity storage unit to supply electric power to loads, and when the voltage of the electricity storage unit decreases to a predetermined value, the control unit stops discharging to hold electric power of the electricity storage unit, continuously maintains the switching element on to supply electric power to the loads, and transmits a signal indicating that the idling stop can be continuously maintained. ... Omron Corporation

11/26/15 / #20150336474

Vehicle power supply apparatus and vehicle power regeneration system

A vehicle power supply apparatus includes: a switching element; a dc-dc converter; and a control unit. When a vehicle is travelling, and a generator does not generate electricity, if a voltage of an electricity storage unit is greater than a predetermined value, the control unit turns on the switching element, and controls driving of the dc-dc converter such that the electricity storage unit discharges electricity to supply electric power of the electricity storage unit to loads, and even if the voltage of the electricity storage unit decreases to the predetermined value, as long as the vehicle speed is greater than or equal to a threshold value, the control unit turns on the switching element, and controls the driving of the dc-dc converter such that the electricity storage unit discharges electricity to supply the electric power of the electricity storage unit to the loads.. ... Omron Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333661

Vibration power generator

A vibration power generator in which an electret group including a plurality of electrets and an electrode group including a plurality of electrodes are displaced in a relative movement direction by an external vibration, and vibration power generation is thereby performed, has a housing portion that accommodates the electret group and the electrode group, a fixed member that is fixed to a bottom surface side of the housing portion and has one of the electret group and the electrode group as a fixed member-side power generation element, a movable member that is accommodated in the housing portion so as to be capable of relative movement by the external vibration while opposing the fixed member, and has the other of the electret group and the electrode group as a movable member-side power generation element, and a plurality of support members.. . ... Omron Corporation

11/19/15 / #20150333524

Power control apparatus, power control method, program, and energy management system

A power control apparatus includes: a first conversion apparatus that applies dc/dc conversion to direct current power from a power generator for generating power using natural energy, and outputs the resultant power; a second conversion apparatus that applies dc/dc conversion to the power output from the first conversion apparatus and charges a power storage unit with the resultant power, and also applies dc/dc conversion to power from the power storage unit and discharges the resultant power; a third conversion apparatus that supplies alternating current power to a power system and an alternating current load by applying dc/ac conversion to the power output from the first conversion apparatus and/or the power discharged by the second conversion apparatus; and a controller that causes the second conversion apparatus to perform the discharge so that the power output from the third conversion apparatus is higher than power consumed by the alternating current load.. . ... Omron Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323724

Light guide plate and surface illumination device

A light guide plate has a light conducting portion having a light input surface for introducing light into the light guide plate, a main light guiding body that is thinner than a maximum thickness of the light conducting portion, and disposed continuously from the light conducting portion, a slanted surface that is disposed on the light conducting portion on at least one of a surface near a light output surface and a surface opposite the surface near the light output surface, and that is inclined from a section of the light guide plate that is thicker than the main light guiding body toward an end of the main light guiding body, two cylindrical surfaces that cut into the slanted surface, and a groove formed by the two cylindrical surfaces.. . ... Omron Corporation

11/12/15 / #20150323482

Gas sensor and gas sensor structural body

To propose a gas sensor and a gas sensor structural body that can improve detection sensitivity of gas more than in the conventional gas sensors with a simple configuration. A graphene (8) between a source electrode (3) and a drain electrode (4) is provided in an ion liquid (l), whereby a state change of charges in the ion liquid (l) caused by absorption of gas is directly reflected on a source-drain current (isd) that flows in the graphene (8). ... Omron Corporation

11/05/15 / #20150317530

Key word detection device, control method, and display apparatus

A key word detection device and a method for detecting a search key word from a target image in order to perform a search with a search engine on the internet, the key word detection device comprising: a processor configured to operate as a feature point detector configured to detect a feature point of a specific character string from the target image, the specific character string prompting a user to perform the search; a key word recognition unit configured to recognize a character string existing in surroundings of the feature point detected by the feature point detector as the search key word in the target image; and a storage for storing character information and data of the target image used by the processor.. . ... Omron Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150312095

Information processing device and program

The convenience of a design of a system is improved by making it easier to verify consumed electric power when designing and constructing the system. An operation screen is displayed upon execution of on a pc for supporting the design of a control system. ... Omron Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150311799

Power supply

A power supply includes: a first connection terminal connectable with a dc power supply to which a first load and a generator are connected in parallel; a second connection terminal connectable with an electric storage which stores regenerative power generated by the generator; a third connection terminal connectable with a second load; a dc-dc converter; and a controller which controls the dc-dc converter. The power supply further includes: a first power path including one end connected to the first connection terminal and the other end connected to a first input/output terminal of the dc-dc converter; a second power path including one end connected to the second connection terminal and the other end connected to a second input/output terminal of the dc-dc converter; and a third power path including one end connected to the third connection terminal and the other end connected to the second power path.. ... Omron Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150310042

Image retrieval device, image retrieval method, and storage medium

Included are a reference image retrieving section (23) which retrieves a reference image with use of an entered keyword, a related image retrieving section (25) which retrieves a related image which (i) is included in a related range correlated with the keyword and (ii) relates to the reference image, and an image outputting section (27) which outputs the reference image and the related image as a retrieval result.. . ... Omron Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309774

Method and device for changing objects in a human-machine interface device

When a programmer creates an object for use in a display screen of a human-machine interface device of a programmable system, at least some of the properties of the object are associated with a variable quantity. The programmer determines the property or properties for which the corresponding variable quantity is reassignable and which are fixed, by carrying out a setting operation, and creating an association record identifying which property or properties have a reassignable variable quantity. ... Omron Corporation

10/29/15 / #20150309482

Controller, control method, and control program

A controller having an auto-tuning function has a manipulated value determination unit that selectively determines a first manipulated value for causing a first change in a controlled value of a controlled object or a second manipulated value for causing a second change opposite to the first change in the controlled value, in accordance with a preset parameter, so that a process value obtained from the controlled object follows a target value, and a tuning unit that alternately outputs the first manipulated value and the second manipulated value in accordance with the process value, and that determines the parameter from a response characteristic obtained through the alternate output. The tuning unit successively changes a magnitude of the first manipulated value each time output is switched during the alternate output of the first manipulated value and the second manipulated value.. ... Omron Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150302683

Gaming machine, gaming system, gaming machine information display method, program and recording medium

A gaming machine information display method includes a display control step of causing a display device to display a game content based on game content display information, an information acquisition step of acquiring nationality information on a customer who plays a game, and a display information producing step of producing the game content display information in a language corresponding to a customer's nationality indicated by the nationality information.. . ... Omron Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301520

Control device, control system, control method, program, and recording medium

A hub device (h) provided in a control-target device group includes: an operational information obtaining section (113) which obtains operational information indicative of an operational status of each of associated device groups each of which is a device group associated with the control-target device group; a storing section (115) in which first control setting information is stored, the first control setting information specifying, for each combination of operational statuses of the associated device groups, contents of control carried out with respect to the control-target device group; and an operation control section (114) which controls operation of the control-target device group in accordance with (i) the operational information on the each of the associated device groups and (ii) the first control setting information. This makes it possible to effectively reduce energy consumed by a plant constituted by a plurality of device groups.. ... Omron Corporation

10/22/15 / #20150301221

Multiple optical axis photoelectric sensor

A multiple optical axis photoelectric sensor capable of performing muting processing adapted to a plurality of kinds of workpieces having different heights without the need for complicated pre-setting according to the kinds of workpieces, is provided. The multiple optical axis photoelectric sensor is provided with a light projecting device and a light receiving device, which forms a plurality of optical axes together with the light projecting device. ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150281423

Portable device and vehicle control system

A control system includes a portable device transmitting to a proximity control signal controlling locking/unlocking of an opening/closing body of the vehicle from near the vehicle, and a remote control signal controlling an engine remotely, intensity of the remote control signal higher than the proximity control signal, and a control device receiving a signal transmitted by the portable device. The portable device transmits by a same transmission antenna the whole of the proximity control signal at a single center frequency, and all of divided signals obtained by dividing the whole of the remote control signal into plural pieces at plural center frequencies. ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280635

Door opening/closing control device

A door opening/closing control device includes: a controller controlling driving of an actuator opening or closing a door; a position detector detecting an opening/closing position of the door; a speed calculator calculating an opening/closing speed of the door based on a temporal change in the opening/closing position detected by the position detector; and a target assisting force calculator calculating target assisting force based on the opening/closing position and the opening/closing speed of the door. The controller controls the driving of the actuator to assist an operation of opening or closing the door based on the target assisting force calculated by the target assisting force calculator. ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280609

Load driving device

A motor driving device includes a failure detector detecting the failure of switching elements and diodes of an inverter circuit. When the failure detection unit detects a failure according to which a switching element of a phase c upper stage is not conducting, but does not detect a failure according to which the diode connected is not conducting, a motor is driven using the switching element paired with the faulty switching element and the switching elements of the other phase. ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150280593

Power supply device

A power supply device includes: a power factor correction circuit which includes a capacitor and which corrects a power factor of power; a dc-dc converter which includes a switching element and which steps up or down an output voltage of the power factor correction circuit; a control unit; and a voltage detection unit which detects a voltage of an input side of the power factor correction circuit. The control unit controls the switching element such that an output voltage of the dc-dc converter is gradually reduced when stopping an operation of the dc-dc converter in a normal state in which the voltage detection unit does not detect a voltage lower than a predetermined value. ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150279580

Operation unit

An operation unit includes an operation part that is provided to be movable up and down along a movement axis, functions as a push-button switch at a first position, and functions as a joystick lever at a second position above the first position in the movement axis direction; and an operation part-detecting part that senses pressing of the operation part when the operation part is at the first position, and senses a direction in which the operation part has inclined when the operation part is at the second position.. . ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150277584

Operation unit

An operation unit has a rotary body that has a through-hole, and that rotates about a rotation axis that passes through the through-hole, a ball that is disposed inside the through-hole, a rotary body-detecting part that detects rotation of the rotary body, a first ball-detecting part that detects rotation of the ball, and a second ball-detecting part that detects pressing of the ball.. . ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150276808

Contact and electrical connection testing apparatus using the same

A contact terminal has a support section that holds an elastically deformable axle so as to rotate about the axle with an elastic deformation of the axle, and a contact section extending from the support section. The contact section has, at a distal end thereof, a contact portion configured to make a contact with a testing element. ... Omron Corporation

10/01/15 / #20150275563

Door opening/closing control device

A door opening/closing control device includes: a driving part driving an actuator opening or closing a door; an operation switch operated for instructing opening/closing or stopping of the door; a first controller controlling driving of the actuator via the driving part in accordance with the operation; a manual opening/closing detector detecting that the door is manually opened or closed; and a second controller controlling the driving of the actuator via the driving part to assist a manual operation of opening or closing the door when the manual opening/closing detector detects the manual opening/closing operation. Then, when the second controller controls the driving of the actuator to assist the manual operation of opening or closing the door, even when the operation switch is operated, the first controller does not control the driving of the actuator in accordance with the operation, and the second controller continues to control the driving.. ... Omron Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150271474

Method and apparatus for detecting and mitigating mechanical misalignments in an optical system

According to one aspect of the teachings herein, a method and apparatus detect mechanical misalignments in a machine vision system during run-time operation of the machine vision system, and compensate image processing based on the detected misalignments, unless the detected misalignments are excessive. Excessive misalignments may be detected by determining a worst-case error based on them. ... Omron Corporation

09/24/15 / #20150265786

Drug solution tank and drug solution pack for ultrasonic inhaler

A drug solution tank of the present invention is a drug solution tank for an ultrasonic inhaler, including a drug solution reservoir portion having an upper edge that surrounds an opening and a bottom portion formed so as to protrude downward, a flange portion formed so as to extend outward from the upper edge of the drug solution reservoir portion, and a leg portion that is continuous with the outer perimeter or lower surface of the flange portion, is formed so as to surround the drug solution reservoir portion, and extends downward past the bottom portion of the drug solution reservoir portion.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264476

Acoustic transducer

An acoustic transducer has a back plate having a fixed electrode, a diaphragm that is opposed to the back plate with a gap interposed therebetween and that serves as a movable electrode, and a stopper protruding from a face of the back plate or the diaphragm, which is on a side of the gap. The stopper includes a conductive section electrically isolated from the fixed electrode and the movable electrode. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264464

Capacitance-type transducer

A capacitance-type transducer has a back plate having a fixed electrode, a diaphragm that opposes the back plate via an air gap and serves as a movable electrode, and at least first stoppers having a first projection length and second stoppers having a second projection length that project from at least one of a surface of the back plate on the air gap side and a surface of the diaphragm on the air gap side. At least one of the diaphragm and the fixed electrode is divided into at least a first region having a first surface area and a second region having a second surface area, a first sensing portion made up of the diaphragm and the fixed electrode is constituted in the first region, and a second sensing portion made up of the diaphragm and the fixed electrode is constituted in the second region.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264463

Microphone

A microphone has a mems acoustic transducer having a frame-shaped support, and a membrane including a diaphragm as a movable electrode, covering an opening in the support, an integrated circuit that amplifies the output from the mems acoustic transducer, and a housing that houses the mems acoustic transducer and the integrated circuit. The housing includes a sound port bearing partition with a sound port formed therein. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150264462

Capacitive transducer

A capacitive transducer has a back plate including a fixed electrode, a diaphragm facing the back plate with an air gap interposed therebetween, the diaphragm acting as a movable electrode, at least a first stopper of a first protruding length, and a second stopper of a second protruding length. The first and second stoppers protrude from at least either the surface on the back plate near the air gap or the surface on the diaphragm near the air gap. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263186

Photosensor

A photosensor simplifies the resin molding process for an emitter element, a receiver element, and a luminous element forming an operation indicator lamp. The photosensor includes an emitter element, an emitter-encapsulating portion, a receiver element, a receiver-encapsulating portion, a circuit portion, and a circuit-encapsulating portion. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150263185

Photosensor

A photosensor includes a sensor module in which emitter and receiver leads protrude from a circuit-encapsulating portion in a direction intersecting with a direction in which an external connecting terminal extends. The photosensor includes a light emitter, a light receiver, a circuit-encapsulating portion, a connecting terminal, first and second emitter leads, and first and second receiver leads. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262777

Electromagnetic relay

An electromagnetic relay has a base, a first stationary contact terminal mounted on the base, and having a first stationary contact mounted thereon, a first movable contact plate having a first movable contact mounted thereon, an electromagnet unit mounted on the base that moves the first movable contact plate to make or break a contact between the first stationary contact and the first movable contact, and a permanent magnet mounted on the base so as to extend an arcing generated between the first stationary contact and the first movable contact toward the base.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262764

Electromagnetic relay

An electromagnetic relay has a base, an electromagnet unit mounted on the base, and having a coil, a movable contact plate having a movable contact mounted on a distal end thereof, and a first stationary contact terminal and a second stationary contact terminal. The movable contact plate is moved by electrically energizing and deenergizing the coil of the electromagnet unit to cause the movable contact to make and break contacts with the first stationary contact terminal and the second stationary contact terminal alternately. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262743

Coil terminal and electromagnetic relay

A coil terminal has a winding section comprising an end of coiled wire wound therearound. The winding section is bent relative to a remaining section of the coil terminal. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262415

Image processing device, system, image processing method, and image processing program

Disclosed is an image processing device that includes: a storage unit that holds model information including information indicating a plurality of feature points of a detection object; a correspondence-relationship determination unit that extracts a plurality of feature points included in an input image as a two-dimensional image or a three-dimensional image and that determines a correspondence relationship between an extracted plurality of feature points and a plurality of feature points of the model information; and a position estimating unit that estimates, based on the correspondence relationship, one or a plurality of second positions of the input image corresponding to one or a plurality of first positions set relatively to the detection object. The one or plurality of first positions is included in a point, a line, or a region.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262414

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program

The invention provides the image processing device that can shorten a time required for setting a parameter. The invention provides the image processing device that searches an input image for a feature amount based on a feature amount included in a model image. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262382

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus has an image acquiring unit that acquires an image; and, a feature amount acquiring unit that acquires feature amounts that correspond to the acquired image by performing a predetermined arithmetic operation on the image, and outputs the acquired feature amounts. When the acquired feature amounts include a negative value, the feature amount acquiring unit replaces the negative value with the absolute value of the negative value.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262370

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program

The invention provides an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program capable of correctly discriminating a type of a test object, even when similar model images have been registered. The image processing device includes: a hardware that holds a feature amount obtained from model images of a plurality of reference objects belonging to mutually different types; a region determination module that determines a non-common region as a region indicating a feature amount different from those of other objects, within a model image of each object; and a discrimination module that discriminates which type an object included in an input image belongs to, by using a feature amount corresponding to a non-common region of the object out of feature amounts of objects.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262368

Image processing apparatus and segmentation method

An image processing apparatus for extracting an area of a detection target from an image includes an image input section that acquires an image, an image generation section that generates a plurality of images with different resolutions from the image, and a segmentation section that performs segmentation using the plurality of images with the different resolutions. The segmentation section segments an image with a low resolution and then segmenting an image with a high resolution using, as a processing target area, an area in the image with the high resolution corresponding to an area near a boundary resulting from processing of the segmentation of the image with the low resolution.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262342

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus configured to correct at least part of a face image has an image acquisition unit that acquires an input image, a region extraction unit that extracts a pupil region, which is a region corresponding to an eye of a person, from the input image, a pixel extraction unit that extracts a pixel from the pupil region whose brightness value is higher than a threshold value, a determination unit that determines, based on the result of extraction performed by the pixel extraction unit, whether or not halation has occurred in the pupil region, and a correction unit that performs, based on the result of determination performed by the determination unit, processing for correcting halation on the pupil region. The pixel extraction unit sets the threshold value based on a bias of a brightness distribution of the pixels included in the pupil region.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262330

Image display apparatus and image display method

An image display apparatus includes: a display screen; an image output unit configured to output an image to the display screen; a region setting unit configured to extract one or more objects included in the image and to set a first region, which is a region corresponding to each of the objects; an operation acquisition unit configured to acquire a coordinate on the display screen that has been designated by a user; and an image zooming unit configured to zoom in the image, which is being displayed, on the basis of the designated coordinate. The image zooming unit zooms in the object included in the first region when the designated coordinate is within the first region.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262327

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus that morphs at least part of an input image has an image acquiring unit that acquires an input image, an object specifying unit that specifies an object that is included in the input image and is to be morphed, a map storage unit in which a shift amount map, which is a map in which shift amounts of pixels in a two-dimensional plane are defined, is stored, a map morphing unit that morphs the shift amount map according to a shape of the object to be morphed, and an image morphing unit that morphs the image by determining a shift amount of a pixel that corresponds to the object based on the morphed shift amount map and shifting the pixel.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262068

Event detection apparatus and event detection method

An event detection apparatus determines the occurrence of an abnormal event based on input data without predefining and learning normal or abnormal patterns. A first data obtaining unit obtains first data. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262039

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus has an image acquisition unit that acquires an image that is to be subjected to processing, a learning sample extraction unit that extracts data of a plurality of learning samples from the image, a classifier learning unit that performs learning of a plurality of classifiers using the plurality of learning samples, a strong classifier generation unit that generates a strong classifier by combining the plurality of learned classifiers, and a saliency map generation unit that generates a saliency map of the image using the strong classifier.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262030

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program

Disclosed is an image processing device that includes: a matching processing unit that performs matching processing on an input image based on one or a plurality of preregistered templates; an interaction unit that outputs a result indicating a range of each region extracted from the input image assuming that the region matches one of the templates, and that receives from a user an input regarding whether an extraction result of each region is proper; and a control unit that executes optimization processing of a parameter to be used for the matching processing when there has been an input that the extraction result is not proper, and that executes update processing of the template according to success or failure of the matching result of each extracted region when there has been an input that the extraction result is proper.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262022

Method and apparatus for processing images, and storage medium storing the program

An image processing method improves the extraction accuracy of objects other than symbols. The image processing method may include four processes. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150262002

Gesture recognition apparatus and control method of gesture recognition apparatus

A gesture recognition apparatus acquiring a gesture performed by an operator and generating an instruction corresponding to the gesture, the gesture recognition apparatus comprises an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a person who performs a gesture; a posture determining unit configured to generate posture information representing a posture of the person who performs a gesture in a space, based on the captured image; a gesture acquiring unit configured to acquire a motion of an object part that performs the gesture from the capture image and to identify the gesture; and an instruction generating unit configured to generate an instruction corresponding to the gesture, wherein the gesture acquiring unit corrects the acquired motion of the object part, based on the posture information.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261741

Information processing system and information processing method for character input prediction

An information processing system for input prediction that displays written character string candidates of words or phrases corresponding to an input character string in a terminal device. The terminal device acquires internal candidates by performing a search based on the input character string and transmits a candidate transmission request signal including identification information of a terminal dictionary stored in the terminal device and the input character string to a server. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261409

Gesture recognition apparatus and control method of gesture recognition apparatus

A gesture recognition apparatus detecting a gesture from an acquired image and transmitting an instruction to move a pointer in correspondence with the gesture to an object device, the gesture recognition apparatus includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image; a gesture acquiring unit configured to acquire a shape of an object part performing a gesture and a motion of the object part from the acquired image; and a pointer control unit configured to generate an instruction to move a pointer in correspondence with a motion of the object part, and to output the instruction to the object device, wherein the pointer control unit determines a movement amount of the pointer based on the shape of the object part and the motion of the object part.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261402

Multimedia apparatus, method of controlling multimedia apparatus, and program of controlling multimedia apparatus

Menu-set operation controller provides an instruction for displaying a menu set, when the received manipulation instruction matches with a first manipulation. The controller provides an instruction for changing a selection state of a first-level option in the menu set, when the manipulation instruction matches with a second manipulation. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261304

Portable machine and control system

A portable machine of the disclosure includes: a manipulation unit configured to receive a manipulation for a vehicle; a transmitter configured to transmit a function enabling signal to a control device based on the manipulation of the manipulation unit, the control device being configured to control opening and closing of an opening and closing body of the vehicle; and a display configured to display information. The display displays a remaining time of a predetermined time after the transmitter transmits the function enabling signal. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150261303

Gesture recognition apparatus and control method of gesture recognition apparatus

A gesture recognition apparatus detecting a gesture from an image and generating for an object device an instruction corresponding to the gesture, the gesture recognition apparatus comprises an image acquiring unit configured to acquire an image; an object part extracting unit configured to extract an object part performing a gesture; an object part shape identifying unit configured to identify a shape of the extracted object part; a representative point determining unit configured to set a representative point that is a point representing a position of the object part; a gesture recognizing unit configured to recognize a gesture, based on a motion of the representative point; and a command generating unit configured to generate an instruction corresponding to the recognized gesture, wherein the representative point determining unit determines a position of a representative point corresponding to the object part, using the identified shape of the object part.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260909

Planar light source apparatus

A planar light source apparatus has a light guide plate, a light source arranged on a side face of the light guide plate, a mounting substrate on which the light source is mounted, and a frame body that holds the light guide plate. The frame body has a plurality of projection portions on an inner side of the frame body. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260876

Multiple-optical-axis photoelectric sensor system, multiple-optical-axis photoelectric sensor system control method, program, and recording medium

A start-up time of a production facility is shortened while generation of a muting error is suppressed, whereby productivity is improved. A multiple-optical-axis photoelectric sensor system includes a projector, an optical receiver, a light blocking determination unit configured to make a light blocking determination whether each of optical axes formed between the projector and the optical receiver is in a light blocking state, and a muting processor configured to temporarily disable the light blocking determination on condition that a detection signal input from an external muting instrument changes according to a predetermined sequence. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150260676

Test strip for biological component measurement and manufacturing method thereof

A test strip for biological component measurement includes a substrate. A pair of a working electrode and a counter electrode, a sensor unit that produces an electrochemical reaction with a bodily fluid of a measurement subject and produces a change in electrical characteristics, a resistance portion having an electrical resistance expressing attribute information including a sensitivity of the test strip, and a pair of wires connected to both ends of the resistance portion are provided on the substrate. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150259967

Control device and control system

A control device of the present disclosure includes a receiver configured to receive a function enabling signal transmitted from a portable machine used to manipulate a vehicle, a determination unit configured to measure a predetermined time since the receiver receives the function enabling signal and determine whether the predetermined time elapses, and an opening and closing body controller configured to control opening and closing of an opening and closing body of the vehicle. The opening and closing body controller controls an opening operation of the opening and closing body based on user's action detected by a sensor, which is provided in or around the opening and closing body to detect the user's action, before the determination unit determines that the predetermined time elapses and after the receiver receives the function enabling signal from the portable machine.. ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150259966

Automatic door control device and automatic door control method

An automatic door control device that transmits a door opening and closing command to a driving device of an automatic door, comprises a person detector that detects a person approaching the door; a movement detector that detects a movement of a face or a line of sight of the detected person; and a door controller that determines whether or not to open the door based on the detected movement and transmits a corresponding command to the driving device.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/17/15 / #20150258687

Method for detecting components in carrier tape, sensor module, splicing device, and component mounting device

A method for detecting whether there are components in a carrier tape with an optical displacement sensor includes the following four steps. In the first step, a displacement sensor measures the displacement of a plurality of empty pockets in the carrier tape. ... Omron Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150254305

Control device

Provided is a technique enables programming, including that for database operations, without describing a sql used to operate the database. A plc (30) that can access a dbms (22) stores a user program (38) and definition information (32), the user program (38) including a structure type of variable, the definition information (32) indicating a definition of the structure type. ... Omron Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253986

Character input device and information processing device

A character input device that sets a keyboard image and an input character display area on a touch panel, the keyboard image including a plurality of character keys and that receives operation on the keyboard image. The character input device identifies a subregion including a touch detection point from among subregions set based on the defining information relating a character key detected to be touched, and sets a plurality of discriminating regions so that the discriminating regions are distributed based on the identified subregion. ... Omron Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253426

Laser radar device and object detecting method

A laser radar device disclosed herein includes a projector configured to project a laser beam to a predetermined monitoring area, a vertical direction beam receiver configured to receive reflected beam of the laser beam, the vertical direction beam receiver including predetermined numbers of dead zones and sensing zones disposed alternately in a vertical direction, and including in the vertical direction a plurality of resolutions configured, a peak detector configured to detect a peak of a received beam level of each of the reflected beams received by the sensing zones, and an object detector configured to calculate a distance to an object per sensing zone using the peak. The object detector recognizes that the object having a predetermined height is detected when continuously recognizing the distance calculated per sensing zone as the same distance for a predetermined number of times or more.. ... Omron Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150253129

Inspection apparatus

In an inspection apparatus having a projection device for projecting pattern light and an obliquely arranged camera, a technology is provided with which favorable measurement performance for measuring solder shapes is realized. If an illumination device is provided with openings for projection devices, then the openings are formed at azimuth directions that are from the x-axis direction and the y-axis direction. ... Omron Corporation

09/10/15 / #20150251341

Transfer molding method, die structure, transfer molding device, and optical member

A die structure has a first die, a second die that comes in contact with and separate from the first die, a heating unit provided in at least one of the first and second dies, and a transfer member provided in at least one of the first and second dies that brings a resin sheet supplied between the first and second dies into contact with a transfer surface and carrying out transfer molding, and a recess site formed on the transfer member near the transfer surface.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150250047

Flexible printed circuit board, planar light source apparatus, display apparatus, and electronic device

A flexible printed circuit board on which a first electronic component and a second electronic component are to be mounted adjacent to each other has a first land for soldering a terminal of the first electronic component on a side adjacent to the second electronic component, and a second land for soldering a terminal of the second electronic component on a side adjacent to the first electronic component. The first land and the second land are connected by a wire extending outside of an inter-land region that is an approximately belt-shaped region formed by connecting end portions in a width direction or end portions in a thickness direction of the first land and the second land in a straight line.. ... Omron Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150248822

Slot machine

A slot machine has a selection target item presenting part that presents, as a selection target item, any one of a plurality of items, each of which indicates a combination of a numbers of bets and a number of lines, a switching-instruction receiving part that receives an instruction to switch the selection target item, from among the plurality of items, to be presented on the selection target item presenting part, and a setting-instruction receiving part that receives an instruction to set, as a game condition, a number of bets and a number of lines that correspond to an item being presented as the selection target item on the selection target item presenting part.. . ... Omron Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150247481

Portable device

A portable device includes a transmission unit which transmits an engine starting signal for starting an engine of a vehicle and an engine stopping signal for stopping the engine of the vehicle to the vehicle. The transmission unit transmits the engine stopping signal with an intensity higher than that of the engine starting signal.. ... Omron Corporation

09/03/15 / #20150246657

Portable device

A portable device includes: a reception unit which receives state information of a vehicle from the vehicle; a transmission unit which transmits a signal to the vehicle; a control unit which controls communication with the vehicle; and a storage unit which stores at least two signal transmission intensities including a signal transmission intensity during engine stop and a signal transmission intensity during engine operation higher than the signal transmission intensity during engine stop, the signal transmission intensities being able to be set by the control unit. The control unit sets a signal transmission intensity of the signal transmitted from the transmission unit based on the state information received by the reception unit and the signal transmission intensities stored in the storage unit. ... Omron Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245212

Device management apparatus and device management method

A device management apparatus that mediates between an owner of a device and a user who is not the owner of the device in order to permit the user to use the device, includes a device information storage section in which information on each of a plurality of devices is registered, an acquisition section which acquires a desired condition from a user, and a matching process section which performs matching between the desired condition acquired from the user and the information on each device registered in the device information storage section thereby selecting a device satisfying the desired condition as a target device, generating contract information related to the use of the target device between an owner of the target device and the user, and granting a control right of the target device to the user.. . ... Omron Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150245123

Capacitance type sensor, acoustic sensor, and microphone

A capacitance type sensor has a substrate, a vibration electrode plate formed over the substrate, a back plate formed over the substrate so as to cover the vibration electrode plate, and a fixed electrode plate provided on the back plate so as to be opposite to the vibration electrode plate. At least one of the vibration electrode plate and the fixed electrode plate is separated into a plurality of regions, each of the plurality of regions being formed with a sensing section including the vibration electrode plate and the fixed electrode plate. ... Omron Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150244952

Method and apparatus for fault detection for imager decoder

The teachings herein provide a method and apparatus for detecting erroneous pixel addressing in an imaging sensor. The method and apparatus advantageously leverage the characteristic “fixed pattern noise” of the sensor to detect addressing errors. ... Omron Corporation

08/27/15 / #20150242505

Device managing apparatus and device searching method

A device searching method for finding a device that satisfies a request condition from among a plurality of devices, each of the plurality of devices being a device having a causal relation with a target area specified by a space or a spacetime, includes acquiring a device search request from a user, extracting a search condition concerning the space or the spacetime from the acquired device search request as an area condition, creating a query for extracting a device having a target area matching the area condition from among the plurality of devices, transmitting the created query to the plurality of devices through a network in order to cause the devices to determine whether target areas of their own match the area condition, and creating a device search result for the device search request.. . ... Omron Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235786

Push button switch

. . A push button switch has a box-shaped base, a first operating lever and a second operating lever, wherein each of the first operating lever and the second operating lever has a substantially u shape in a plan view, wherein the first operating lever and the second operating lever are arranged on the box-shaped base pivotally about middle parts of both arms as fulcra, and wherein the first operating lever and the second operating lever connect the tips of the both arms mutually pivotally and support the tips of the both arms in a vertically movable manner, an operating cover that has a planar shape covering the connected first and second operating levers and forms an operating hole at nearly the center thereof, and a plunger, wherein the plunger has a sectional shape capable of fitting into the operating hole of the operating cover.. . ... Omron Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150235508

Reflection structure, light guide body, light emitting device, and game machine

A reflection structure configured to be disposed on a light guide body that guides a light beam incident from a light source and causes the light beam to exit from a light emitting area set in a light exit surface, having a reflection surface that reflects the light beam emitted from the light source toward the light emitting area. When the reflection structure is viewed from a direction perpendicular to the light exit surface, a pointed end is arranged in a direction orthogonal to a traveling direction of the reflected light beam, and an angle formed between the traveling direction of the reflected light beam and a normal direction of an end edge of the reflection surface connected to the pointed end is less than or equal to −38.327x2+152.3x−94.014, wherein x is a refractive index of the light guide body.. ... Omron Corporation

08/20/15 / #20150234109

Relay

A relay has a case, a relay body disposed in the case, a light source disposed in the case that emits light in accordance with an operation of the relay body, a light guide path which that receives, via a first end surface, the light emitted from the light source, and causes the light to exit outward from a second end surface, and a diffusion structure disposed in an optical path of the light which exits from the second end surface of the light guide path.. . ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230362

Electronic component fixing structure and fixing method

An electronic component fixing structure includes: a mount; an electronic component mounted on the mount; and a fixing member which is formed of an elastic body and which fixes the electronic component to the mount. The mount includes: a mounting region on which the electronic component is mounted; an engaging surface which engages with the fixing member on a side opposite to a side on which the mounting region is positioned; and a wall which faces the mounting region and which is provided closer to an end surface of the mount than the mounting region. ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230027

Acoustic transducer

An acoustic transducer has a substrate having an opening in an upper surface thereof, a vibration electrode plate disposed above the substrate, and having an outer edge thereof facing the upper surface of the substrate with a gap therebetween, a fixed electrode plate facing the vibration electrode plate, and a plurality of projections protruding on a lower surface of the outer edge of the vibration electrode plate. The vibration electrode plate covers an upper side of the opening. ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150230011

Acoustic transducer

An acoustic transducer has a substrate having a cavity that is open at a top of the substrate, a vibration electrode film provided above the substrate so as to cover the cavity, and a fixed electrode film provided a distance above the vibration electrode film. A gap is formed between an upper surface of the substrate and a lower surface of the vibration electrode film around the cavity. ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227811

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program

The invention provides an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program capable of maintaining estimation accuracy even when an input image of a processing target includes a plurality of shape elements. The image processing device includes: a recognizing unit that recognizes one or more shape elements which are included in the input image from a feature amount included in the input image; a selecting unit that selects a desired shape element out of the recognized one or more shape elements; and an estimating unit that estimates a target shape element from information of a region corresponding to the selected shape element.. ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227771

Image display processing device and display processing program

The invention provides an image display processing device and an image display processing program for displaying information concerning diagnosis of correspondence with an rf tag. The image display processing device includes a unit for obtaining diagnostic information concerning correspondence when correspondence between the rf tag and an rfid reader/writer has been successful, and a display controller configured to make a display unit display an image based on the diagnostic information. ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227766

Rfid reader/writer and diagnosis processing program

One aspect of the present invention provides an rfid reader/writer and a diagnosis processing program for outputting correct diagnostic information on communication between the rfid reader/writer and an rf tag. The rfid reader/writer includes a communication unit configured to conduct communication with the rf tag and a communication diagnostic unit configured to diagnose the communication when the communication is successfully conducted. ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227128

Control device and communication control method

Provided is a plc capable of changing a value of set information to be used in utilization of a communication protocol such as an ftp also during execution of a control program. A plc includes a control program executing part configured to execute a control program, an acquiring part configured to acquire data from a field apparatus, a communicating part configured to make a communication with a server device by using the ftp, and a variable memory configured to store a variable to be used in utilization of the ftp and a value of the variable correspondingly to each other. ... Omron Corporation

08/13/15 / #20150227125

Motor control device and game machine

A motor control device has a communication unit that receives a control command comprising a motor type identification signal and a rotation signal, wherein the motor type identification signal indicates whether a control object motor is a stepping motor or a dc motor, and wherein the rotation signal designates a target rotation amount and a target rotation speed of the motor, a sensor interface that receives a detection signal from a rotation angle sensor when the control object motor is the dc motor, wherein the rotation angle sensor outputs the detection signal every time the motor rotates by a first rotation angle, a dc motor drive signal generator that generates and outputs a first drive signal rotating the dc motor at the target rotation speed, and a stepping motor drive signal generator that generates and outputs a second drive signal rotating the stepping motor at the target rotation speed.. . ... Omron Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220799

Image processing device, managing system, and managing method

In the environment of executing an image processing for scenes by defining a parameter set for each scene, a configuration is needed capable of reflecting the change by smaller man-hour even when the content of the image processing has been changed. The image processing device includes an operating unit (that selectively executes a plurality of pieces of processing) and a storage that can be accessed from the operating unit. ... Omron Corporation

08/06/15 / #20150220084

Monitoring device, monitoring method, and recording medium

A monitoring device includes: a physical quantity acquisition section for acquiring physical quantities indicative of a state of a device; an abnormality determination section for determining, in accordance with whether or not the acquired physical quantities fall within a predetermined range, whether or not there is an abnormality; an abnormal waveform data generation section for, in a case where the abnormality determination section determines that there is an abnormality, generating abnormal waveform data indicative of a change over time in the physical quantities acquired during an abnormal waveform period containing at least a period from a point in time at which the abnormality determination section determines that there is an abnormality to a point in time at which a predetermined accumulation time elapsed; and a reporting section for causing a display section to display an abnormal waveform indicated by the abnormal waveform data.. . ... Omron Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150214639

Connector

A connector that can adjust a force for inserting a terminal includes a base and a spring. The spring has a bend portion bent from the edge of the base and an abutment portion continued from the bend portion. ... Omron Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213977

Switch

It is an object of the present invention to provide a switch with which heat resistance and cold resistance can both be increased inexpensively. This switch comprises a bearing member, a shaft, a manipulation member, and a switch main body. ... Omron Corporation

07/30/15 / #20150213976

Switch unit and game machine

A switch unit has a display part that displays an image in at least one input area, a substrate provided above the display part, the substrate having a contact, and at least one substrate opening configured to allow the image in the at least one input area to be viewed from above, an operating button case that covers the substrate, having at least one button case opening, at least one operating button that has translucency, and that is freely pressed down through the at least one button case opening of the operating button case and causes conduction of the contact by being pressed down, light sources mounted on the substrate, that illuminate an area surrounding the at least one operating button, and a light transmissive water-proof sheet made of an elastic member.. . ... Omron Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150206670

Electronic component having movable contact

An electronic component comprising: a case; a switching mechanism incorporated within the case; an actuator configured to actuate the switching mechanism, the actuator being mounted in the case so as to be displaceable by sliding; and a rubber cap configured to seal a sliding part of the actuator, wherein the rubber cap is made of a hydrin-based rubber.. . ... Omron Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150204980

Laser radar device, object detecting method

A laser radar device includes: a projector projecting measuring light to a forward direction of a vehicle multiple times during a predetermined detection period; light receiving elements receiving reflected light of the measuring light from detection areas having different directions in a horizontal direction; a measurement section selecting at least one of light reception signals from the light receiving elements and measuring a light reception value by sampling the selected light reception signal; an integrator integrating the light reception values of the light reception signals from the identical light receiving element at an identical sampling clock time; a detector detecting an obstacle in each detection period based on the integrated light reception value; and a sensitivity controller increasing the number of times of integrating the light reception values of at least a part of the light receiving elements, under predetermined conditions.. . ... Omron Corporation

07/23/15 / #20150204946

Electromagnetic relay switch deposition detection device and electromagnetic relay switch deposition detection method

A deposition detection circuit (3) provided in a deposition detection device (1) includes a determination circuit (4) determines whether the movable contact (9) is deposited based on a step input signal and a transient response signal when a drive signal is in an off state. The transient response signal is generated so as to correspond to voltage less than or equal to operating voltage of the electromagnetic relay switch (5) according to an excitation coil (6) and a fixed resistor (r1).. ... Omron Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150200068

Unit for controlling electromagnetic relay, and method for controlling electromagnetic relay

A unit for controlling one or more electromagnetic relays, each having a contact point and an exciting coil to which rated power is supplied so as to open and close the contact point, has a control circuit which carries out pwm control so as to keep an electromagnetic relay turned on, after turning on the electromagnetic relay by causing rated power to be supplied to an exciting coil of the electromagnetic relay, and a temperature detecting circuit that detects a resistance value of the exciting coil so as to allow the control circuit to calculate a temperature of the electromagnetic relay. The control circuit changes, depending on external information, a controlling value in accordance with which the pwm control is carried out with respect to the electromagnetic relay. ... Omron Corporation

07/16/15 / #20150196206

Blood pressure measurement apparatus, blood pressure measurement method, and blood pressure measurement program

A cpu detects pulse waves in a pressure signal of a cuff detected during a period of reducing pressure applied by the cuff to a measurement site and acquires blood flow sound signals corresponding to blood flow sounds occurring in the pressure reduction period. Then, data for a pulse wave envelope that associates the amplitude values of the detected pulse waves with the pressurizing pressures at the pulse wave generation times, and data for a blood flow sound envelope that associates the amplitude values of the blood flow sound signals with the pressurizing pressures at the blood flow sound generation times are generated, and the data for the pulse wave envelope and the data for the blood flow sound envelope are used to determine whether or not there is periodic variation in the blood pressure during the pressure reduction period.. ... Omron Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150193322

Method and apparatus for usb signaling via intermediate transports

According to one aspect of the teachings herein, a system includes first and second modules that respectively anchor host-side and device-side ends of an intermediate transport link that interconnects a usb host to a usb device. The system detects when the host activates an isochronous endpoint in the device for an isochronous in data transaction, and the second module autonomously generates data requests for the device and forwards the isochronous data output from the device towards the first module. ... Omron Corporation

07/09/15 / #20150190064

Blood pressure measurement apparatus and pulse wave detection method

The blood pressure measurement apparatus includes a pressure sensor that detects the pressure in a cuff and outputs a cuff pressure signal, and a pulse wave detection unit that detects a pulse wave in the cuff pressure signal. The pulse wave detection unit includes an analog hpf that extracts a high-frequency component from the cuff pressure signal, an a/d conversion unit, a signal storage unit that stores a signal obtained by performing a/d conversion on the cuff pressure signal detected at the time when the pressurizing pressure changes from increasing to decreasing, a subtraction unit that subtracts the signal stored by the signal storage unit from an output signal of the a/d conversion unit, and a digital hpf that extracts a high-frequency component from the output signal of the subtraction unit.. ... Omron Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150188242

Terminal connection structure

A terminal connection structure has a housing, a base housed in the housing, and a terminal unit having a pair of tab terminals disposed on the base, a pair of terminal portions disposed in the tab terminals in parallel, each of which is exposed from the housing and configured to be connected to an external terminal, and a terminal plate sandwiched between the pair of tab terminals.. . ... Omron Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150185396

Light guide body, light emitting apparatus, and amusement machine

A light guide body configured to guide at least first and second light having different colors that enter the light guide body from at least one light source has a light exit surface having a light emitting region that emits the first light and the second light from the at least one light source, and a reflection region that reflects, toward the light emitting region, the first light and the second light that enters the light guide body. The reflection region has a first pattern region where a plurality of first reflection patterns that reflects the first light are arranged, and a second pattern region where a plurality of second reflection patterns that reflects the second light are arranged. ... Omron Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150185320

Laser radar device and object detection method

A laser radar device includes: a projection part repeatedly performing processing of projecting measurement light that is of a pulsed laser beam to a predetermined monitoring area in a measurement period having a predetermined first length, the processing being repeated in c cycles (c≧2) in a detection period having a predetermined second length; a light receiver including n1 (n1≧2) light receiving elements and receiving reflected light of the measurement light in directions different from one another; a selector selecting light receiving signals of the n1 light receiving elements in each measurement period and output n2 (n2≧2) light receiving signals; a sampling part sampling the light receiving signals output from the selector s (s≧2) times every time the measurement light is projected; and a detector performing processing of detecting an object in a detection-period-based period based on sampling values.. . ... Omron Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150182147

Blood pressure measurement apparatus and control method for the same

A cpu of a blood pressure measurement apparatus configured to be used while attached to a wrist of a measurement subject calculates an inclination angle formed by a forearm of the measurement subject with respect to a reference plane, and a rotation angle about an axis, where the forearm is used as the axis, of the blood pressure measurement device, based on information detected by an acceleration sensor, and uses the distance d between the radial artery and the ulnar artery that pass through the wrist, the inclination angle, and the rotation angle to determine the relative positional relationship between the radial artery and the ulnar artery. In accordance with the relative positional relationship, the cpu guides the measurement orientation of the measurement subject.. ... Omron Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150182138

Blood pressure information measurement apparatus cuff and blood pressure information measurement apparatus

A blood pressure information measurement cuff includes a band-shaped cuff body and a fluid bladder that is connected to the cuff body and is configured to expand/contract with insertion or discharge of a fluid, the blood pressuring information measurement cuff being configured to be used while wrapped around a body being examined. The fluid bladder is formed into a rectangular bag shape by flattening a tube-shaped resin sheet and sealing the two end portions thereof that form openings. ... Omron Corporation

07/02/15 / #20150182133

Flow control valve and blood pressure information measurement device having the same

A flow control valve includes a bobbin around which a solenoid coil is wound, a plunger inserted into the bobbin so as to be capable of sliding, a core in which is provided an outflow port from which a fluid flows, a spring that biases the plunger in a direction away from the core, and a valve body incorporated into the plunger so as to be disposed facing the outflow port. During a non-operating state, the valve body is disposed at a first position distanced from the outflow port. ... Omron Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150177723

Control unit, output control method and program

It is possible to easily change cam tables, which are used for executing an electronic cam operation. A cam computation program performs an electronic cam operation, using a cam table that is an array in which displacements of a slave axis of an electronic cam are associated with phases of a master axis of the electronic cam. ... Omron Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150175056

Auto light system and method of controlling the same

An auto light system for automatically controlling driving of a vehicular lamp according to an external light level includes an auto light sensor configured to receive light and detect an irradiance of the light. A controller is configured to compare the irradiance detected by the auto light sensor with a reference value to switch on and off a lamp of a vehicle. ... Omron Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150173931

Body exercise device

Body exercise device including: seat portion having a seat face; a pair of left and right airbags and/or a pair of front and rear airbags causing the seat face of the seat portion to be left-right or front-rear inclined; an air supply unit that supplies pressurized air to an airbag; air supply/discharge switching unit that switches between supplying air to and discharging air from an airbag; pressure detection unit that detects pressure in an airbag; and balance determination unit that, in a process of supplying air to or discharging air from the right and left or front and rear airbags according to the switching operation of the air supply/discharge switching unit, determines the left-right or front-rear balance state of the user based on a difference in pressure change in the pair of left and right airbags or the pair of front and rear airbags, detected by the pressure detection unit.. . ... Omron Corporation

06/25/15 / #20150173627

Pulse measurement device, pulse measurement method, and pulse measurement program

A pulse measurement device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a data obtainment unit that obtains a pulse wave signal by detecting a pulse wave using a pulse wave sensor, an exercise intensity obtainment unit that obtains an exercise intensity signal by detecting movement using a body movement sensor, a storage unit that stores the pulse wave signal, a frequency conversion unit that finds a frequency spectrum of the pulse wave signal by converting the time-domain pulse wave signal into a frequency domain, a searched range setting unit that sets a searched frequency range for searching for an intensity peak along a frequency axis of the frequency spectrum, a peak extraction unit that extracts an intensity peak from the searched frequency range, and a pulse rate calculation unit that finds a pulse rate of the measurement subject based on a frequency of the extracted intensity peak. The searched range setting unit changes the searched frequency range based on an exercise intensity indicated by the exercise intensity signal.. ... Omron Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150171859

Method and apparatus for controlling current slew rate of a switching current through an external resistive load

In one aspect of the teachings herein, a switching circuit for switching a power transistor is configured to control the slew rate of the switched load current in a manner that yields substantial independence from the load voltage, based on the use of a miller-effect compensation capacitor and controllable source resistances for driving the gate or base of the power transistor. In a non-limiting example, a control circuit, such as a microcontroller, uses a set of bidirectional input/output ports to drive the transistor base or gate through a selectable combination of parallel resistors, so that the effective source resistance for transistor turn-on and turn-off is selectable by configuring different combinations of input/output settings for the set of bidirectional input/output ports. ... Omron Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150170863

Electrostatic relay

In an electrostatic relay in which a moving contact and a movable electrode are displaced in parallel with a base substrate, an opening force is increased when the movable electrode is separated from a fixed electrode, and a structure is simplified to enhance a degree of freedom of design. A fixed contact portion and a fixed electrode portion are fixed to the base substrate. ... Omron Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168627

Light guide body, light emitting apparatus, and amusement machine

A light guide body configured to guide light that enters therein has a light exit surface through which light from the at least one light source exits, and a plurality of linearly arranged pattern groups, each of which has a plurality of linearly arranged reflection patterns that reflect the light from the at least one light source toward the light exit surface. At least one of the plurality of linearly arranged pattern groups differs from at least another of the plurality of linearly arranged pattern groups in light amount difference. ... Omron Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150168208

Vibration energy detection apparatus and vibration energy detection system

A vibration energy detection apparatus has a vibration power generator installed in an inspection object that converts vibration energy generated in the inspection object into power, an electric storage unit that stores generated power of the vibration power generator, a voltage monitor that monitors a storage voltage of the electric storage unit, a discharge controller that discharges electric storage energy of the electric storage unit when the storage voltage of the electric storage unit exceeds a predetermined storage voltage, and a vibration energy calculator that calculates the vibration energy generated in the inspection object based on the number of formation times of an electric storage state of the electric storage unit. The electric storage state is continuously or intermittently formed by the discharge by the discharge controller.. ... Omron Corporation

06/18/15 / #20150164350

Pulse measurement device, pulse measurement method, and pulse measurement program

A pulse wave signal expressing a pulse is obtained by detecting a measurement subject's pulse a using a pulse wave sensor. The pulse wave signal is stored in a storage unit. ... Omron Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150161808

Simulator, simulation method, and simulation program

A command value for moving a virtual machine is calculated according to a control program and based on model data of a virtual object (step s313, step s314) where the virtual machine corresponds to a machine and the virtual object is manipulated by the virtual machine in a virtual space and corresponds to an object; motion of the virtual machine which is moved in accordance with the calculated command value is calculated (step s315); motion of the virtual object which is moved in accordance with the calculated motion of the virtual machine (step s315); a virtual space image is generated (step s115) where the virtual space image is assumed to be acquired in the case where the calculated motion of the virtual machine or the calculated motion of the virtual object is virtually photographed; and the command value is calculated further based on the generated virtual space image (step s313, step s314). An integrated simulation of a machine system covering a visual sensor in a real space corresponding to a virtual photographing part can be realized. ... Omron Corporation

06/11/15 / #20150157931

Motion sensor, object-motion detection method, and game machine

An object-motion detection method includes extracting, from each of a first image representing a detection-target object and generated by an imaging unit and a second image representing the detection-target object and generated after the first image by the imaging unit, an object area including the detection-target object, obtaining, for each of the first image and the second image, a reference point indicating a boundary between a moving part of the detection-target object and a fixed part of the detection-target object, the moving part moving when the detection-target object performs a certain motion, the fixed part not moving compared to the moving part when the detection-target object performs the certain motion, and obtaining, for each of the first image and the second image, a position of the moving part of the object area in a first area locating on a side including the moving part with respect to the reference point.. . ... Omron Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150156576

Capacitance sensor, acoustic sensor, and microphone

A capacitance sensor has a substrate, a vibration electrode plate formed over an upper side of the substrate, a back plate formed over the upper side of the substrate to cover the vibration electrode plate, and a fixed electrode plate arranged on the back plate facing the vibration electrode plate. At least one of the vibration electrode plate and the fixed electrode plate is divided into a plurality of regions. ... Omron Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150154471

Image processing device and method, and computer readable medium

An image processing device and a method performed by a computer, the image processing device comprising: a processing unit configured to operate as an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a similarity map generator configured to calculate, with a region constructed with one or a plurality of pixels in the image as a constituent unit, a first similarity map based on a first algorithm, the first similarity map representing a degree of similarity between the region and a marginal region of the image, and calculate a second similarity map based on a second algorithm, the second similarity map representing a degree of similarity between the region and the marginal region of the image; and a saliency map generator configured to integrate the first similarity map and the second similarity map to generate a saliency map.. . ... Omron Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150152957

Switch

A switch comprising a circuit board stored in a housing, the circuit board having front and back faces from which at least a pair of fixed contacts are exposed; at least one operating member reciprocatively attached to the housing, the operating member having a movable touch piece configured to slidably contact the fixed contact exposed from one face of the circuit board; and at least one different operating member reciprocatively attached to the housing, the operating member having a movable touch piece configured to slidably contact the fixed contact exposed from the other face of the circuit board.. . ... Omron Corporation

06/04/15 / #20150150470

Piezoelectric pump and blood-pressure information measurement device provided therewith

A piezoelectric pump is provided with an actuator containing a piezoelectric element and a vibrating sheet; a first diaphragm, positioned opposite the actuator, with a first connecting hole provided therein; a pump chamber formed by the space between the actuator and the first diaphragm; and a second diaphragm positioned opposite the first diaphragm. The part of the second diaphragm opposite the first connecting hole is provided with an opposing wall portion that prevents a fluid that has been introduced into the pump chamber via the first connecting hole from flowing back towards a suction side via the first connecting hole.. ... Omron Corporation

05/28/15 / #20150145333

Vibration power generator

Power generated by a vibration power generator using an electret is efficiently supplied to a power supply load. A vibration power generator includes a first substrate and a second substrate configured to be moved relative to each other by external vibration while remaining opposite each other, a group of a plurality of electrets arranged in the relative movement direction on one surface side of the first substrate, and a group of a plurality of electrodes arranged in the relative movement direction on a surface side of the second substrate opposite to the group of electrets, the group of electrodes including first current collecting electrodes and second current collecting electrodes electrically connected to respective power supply loads to which power generated by the external vibration is supplied, and ground electrodes each provided between the first current collecting electrode and the second current collecting electrode and grounded.. ... Omron Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142848

Device management apparatus and device search method

In a technology for allowing accurate and easy search of a device which satisfies a request of a user from among a large number of devices present at various places, an area id capable of uniquely identifying a target area of the device is registered in a storage section as information on the device. A device search request from the user includes an area condition for identifying an area in which exertion of an operation by the device is desired by the user as a search condition. ... Omron Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150142522

Gaming information providing device, gaming information providing system, gaming information providing method, program, and recording medium

A gaming information providing device has an information acquisition unit that acquires gaming machine information, customer identification information, and preference information from a plurality of gaining machines, a storage device, and a provided information producing unit. In each of the game machines, a game medium is paid in or paid out from in a game, wherein the gaming machine information includes paying-out information indicating a paying-out status of the game medium in each of the gaming machines. ... Omron Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150139492

Image recognition apparatus and data registration method for image recognition apparatus

An image recognition apparatus is provided, comprising: an extraction unit extracting feature amount data of a subject from an image; a database registering a plurality of pieces of feature amount data extracted from different images of one registered object; and a comparing unit identifying whether or not the subject is the registered object by comparing the feature amount data extracted by the extraction unit and the feature amount data of the registered object registered in the database, a registration unit, using an image for registration, adding feature amount data of the registered object to the database in accordance with a predetermined condition which includes a first condition: if new data, which is the feature amount data extracted from the image for registration, is similar to registered data, which is the feature amount data of the registered object already registered in the database, the new data is not added.. . ... Omron Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150138225

Method for displaying area extraction result and image processing apparatus

A method for displaying a result of area extraction processing of dividing a target image into a foreground area and a background area includes a result acquisition step of acquiring a result of the area extraction processing on the target image, an extraction result image generation step of acquiring an extraction result image representing an estimated foreground area or an estimated background area estimated by the area extraction processing or a boundary between the estimated foreground area and the estimated background area, based on the acquired result, and a display step of generating a composite image by combining the extraction result image with the target image, and displaying the composite image on a display device. The extraction result image generation step includes a color extraction step and a color determination step.. ... Omron Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137821

Assembled-battery voltage detection device

An assembled-battery voltage detection device for detecting a voltage at an assembled-battery including a plurality of single batteries connected in series includes: single-battery voltage detection circuits detecting voltages at the respective single batteries; single-battery voltage detection terminals connected to ends of the single batteries; connectors connecting the single-battery voltage detection terminals and the single batteries; voltage detection terminals detecting a voltage at one of the single batteries located at one end in the assembled battery; an assembled-battery voltage detection circuit detecting a potential difference between the voltage detection terminals; a single-battery voltage sum calculator calculating a sum of the voltages detected by the single-battery voltage detection circuits; an end-battery voltage abnormality determination unit determining whether the voltage at the single battery located at the end is 0 v; and an abnormality output unit outputting an abnormality depending on predetermined conditions.. . ... Omron Corporation

05/21/15 / #20150137659

Vibration power generator

Power generated by a vibration power generator utilizing an electret is efficiently supplied to a power supply load. A vibration power generator includes a first substrate and a second substrate configured to be moved relative to each other by external vibration while remaining opposite each other, a group of a plurality of electrets arranged in the relative movement direction on one surface side of the first substrate, and a group of electrodes arranged in the relative movement direction on a surface side of the second substrate opposite to the group of electrets, and including a first current collecting electrode and a second current collecting electrode. ... Omron Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150127821

Control device

To reduce the processing load of the control calculations run on a plc while quickly providing data representing a state of control, a plc for communicating data with an external device executes a user program to manage a controlled object. The user program executes a program that monitors data representing a state of control, which can be referenced or updated. ... Omron Corporation

05/07/15 / #20150123753

Electromagnetic relay

An electromagnetic relay includes a movable iron core arranged to move up and down within a center hole of an electromagnet unit formed by winding a coil, and a contact switch where an upper end surface of the movable iron core attaches to and detaches from a lower end surface of a fixed iron core arranged in the center hole according to magnetization and demagnetization of the electromagnet unit and a movable contact attaches to and detaches from a fixed contact by a movable shaft which reciprocates along with the movable iron core where the movable iron core includes a sliding portion which always abuts an auxiliary yoke disposed within a yoke, and where a height dimension of the sliding portion is at least equal to or larger than a plate thickness dimension of the yoke.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150117750

Image examination method and image examination apparatus

An image examination method includes an acquisition step of acquiring a to-be-examined object image obtained by capturing an image of a to-be-examined object, a setting reading step of reading an examination region definition information from a storage device in which the examination region definition information is previously stored, an examination region extracting step of extracting a portion constituting the examination region as an examination region image from the to-be-examined object image based on the examination region definition information, and an examination process step of examining the to-be-examined object by analyzing the examination region image. The examination region definition information is a parameter used as a constraint condition in an optimum solution search process.. ... Omron Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116963

Coil-integrated printed circuit board and magnetic device

A coil-integrated printed circuit board includes: a first outer layer which includes a first outer thick electric conductor made of a thick metallic foil and a first outer thin electric conductor made of a thin metallic foil having a thickness smaller than that of the first outer thick electric conductor, and which is exposed to an outside; and a first inner layer which includes an inner thick electric conductor made of a thick metallic foil, and which is not exposed to the outside. Coil patterns are respectively formed by the first outer thick electric conductor and the inner thick electric conductor. ... Omron Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116206

Screen operation apparatus and screen operation method

A screen operation apparatus for enabling operation of a screen by an operator, the screen operation apparatus comprising: a processor configured to operate as an image input unit configured to obtain images of a face of the operator at a predetermined time interval; a focus condition determination unit configured to, using the images obtained by the image input unit, determine whether or not the operator is focusing on the screen; a face direction condition determination unit configured to, using the images obtained by the image input unit, determine whether or not a face direction of the operator satisfies a predetermined condition; and a screen operation unit configured to execute a predetermined screen operation when the face direction condition determination unit determines that the face direction of the operator satisfies the predetermined condition and the focus condition determination unit determines that the operator is focusing on the screen.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150116061

Electromagnetic relay

An electromagnetic relay has an iron core having legs at both ends and a coil wound therearound to form an electromagnet, a movable iron piece that pivotally supports a pivoting shaft along one leg of the iron core and causes a tip of a pivoting arm extended from a side edge of the pivoting shaft toward the other leg of the iron core to face the other leg of the iron core in a contactable and separable manner, and a card whose side facing the movable iron piece is in contact with the pivoting arm of the movable iron piece. The movable iron piece that pivots based on the excitation and degaussing of the electromagnet presses the card to drive a contact mechanism.. ... Omron Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150114810

Illuminated-type push-button switch and keyboard

A push-button switch (1) is arranged such that, once a user presses an operation button (8), a switch body (20) performs an operation, and light from an led (21) passes through a transmission plate (70) and then illuminates the operation button (8). A structure (700) is provided on a lower surface (70b) of the transmission plate (70) to refract the light from the led (21) so that the refracted light is reflected within the transmission plate (70) and then guided to an upper circumferential wall (71) of the transmission plate (70).. ... Omron Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150114806

Switch

A switch has a switching mechanism, a housing in which the switching mechanism is disposed, and a slidable actuator that causes the switching mechanism to operate. At least one connection which can be in direct contact with outside air, out of connections between members of the switch, is provided with a sealing member. ... Omron Corporation

04/30/15 / #20150114805

Switch

A switch has a rotary shaft that rotates in response to an external force, a cam provided on the rotary shaft and including a cam action section, wherein the cam rotates in response to the rotation of the rotary shaft, a displacement member including a cam support section that contacts the cam action section, wherein the displacement member is displaced in response to the cam support section being pressed by the cam action section rotating, and a switch module that performs an on-off action in response to the displacement of the displacement member. The cam action section is made of a metal. ... Omron Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112460

Information processing device, simulation method, and program

A pc, which is an information processing device, simulates a control program and displays the result of the simulation on a monitor. The pc acquires a value, and identification information identifying a variable for at least one variable at an arbitrary time during the simulation. ... Omron Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150112213

Blood pressure meter

A blood pressure meter includes a cuff serving as a blood pressure measurement cuff, a main body attached in an opposing manner to the cuff, a display unit having a rectangular width and being arranged along an external face of the main body on a side opposite to the cuff, and first to third light emitting elements serving as light emitting units arranged inside the main body at positions that are farther from the external face than the display unit is. The first to third light emitting elements serving as a light emitting unit are arranged in a row in the width direction of the cuff. ... Omron Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109722

Metal insert-molded article, a method for producing the same, and an electronic component

A metal insert-molded article having sealing ability, a method for producing the same, and an electronic component having the metal insert-molded article, the metal insert-molded article comprising: a molding material and a metal material integrally molded together by insert molding, wherein the molding material comprises a crystalline thermoplastic resin as a main component, and comprises an inorganic filler in an amount inclusive of 0% by weight to 15% by weight, and the metal material has an aspect ratio inclusive of 1 to 10 in a cross section perpendicular to a lengthwise dimension of the metal insert-molded article, and is not surface treated for adhesion with the molding material.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150109105

Personal authentication apparatus and body weight/body composition meter

A personal authentication apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires a measurement result including body weight and body impedance; a calculation unit configured to, based on the measurement result acquired by the acquisition unit and personal information, calculate a calculation value relating to body composition that is less susceptible to temporal variation than body water amount; a storage unit configured to store the body weight, the personal information, and the calculation value in association with measurement subject specification information that specifies the measurement subject; a comparison unit configured to compare the most recent calculation value and a new calculation value; and a measurement subject specification unit configured to, based on a difference between calculation values, specify which of the pieces of measurement subject specification information stored in the storage unit corresponds to the measurement result acquired by the acquisition unit.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108931

Method and apparatus for brushless dc motor control

In one aspect of the teachings herein, an interface circuit obviates the need for a microcontroller with multi-channel pwm capability in the context of controlling a brushless, three-phase dc motor. Instead, the interface circuit generates the requisite set of motor-phase control signals using a single pwm channel from the microcontroller. ... Omron Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150108332

Limited-area reflection type optical sensor and electronic device

There is provided a limited-area reflection type optical sensor having an emitted light lens and a reflected light lens. An opposite-light-receiver-side portion opposite to a light receiver side constitutes a first curvature surface having a first curvature while a light-receiver-side portion on the light receiver side with respect to the opposite-light-receiver-side portion constitutes a second curvature surface having a second curvature smaller than the first curvature in the emitted light lens provided in an optical path of the emitted light. ... Omron Corporation

04/23/15 / #20150107980

Heart cam mechanism and switch provided with same

A heart cam mechanism of a switch includes a cam groove, which includes a heart cam and surrounding cams, and a lock pin. The heart cam has a concave part, a first vertex opposite the concave part, and second and third vertices on a concave-part side. ... Omron Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150105676

Blood pressure meter cuff

A blood pressure meter cuff of the present invention includes an air bladder that receives a supply of air in order to compress a radial artery and an ulnar artery, and a cuff band for fixing the air bladder to a wrist including the radial artery and the ulnar artery. The air bladder has a wide portion that is arranged on the radial artery and the ulnar artery, and first and second narrow portions that are continuous with the wide portion and are narrower than the wide portion. ... Omron Corporation

04/16/15 / #20150104048

Capacitance sensor, acoustic sensor, and microphone

A capacitance sensor has a substrate, a vibration electrode plate formed over an upper side of the substrate, a back plate formed over the upper side of the substrate to cover the vibration electrode plate, and a fixed electrode plate arranged on the back plate facing the vibration electrode plate. At least one of the vibration electrode plate and the fixed electrode plate is divided into a plurality of regions. ... Omron Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150097547

Method and apparatus for a floating current source

. . As taught herein, a floating current source outputs a load biasing current from a source terminal into an external load which may have a variable resistance, and sinks the load biasing current from the load into a sink terminal. Advantageously, the floating current source includes a single-transistor current sink having a bias control that sets the magnitude of the load biasing current desired, and further includes a single-transistor current source that self-biases from the float voltage developed on the external load to an operating point at which the single-transistor current source sources the desired magnitude of load biasing current. ... Omron Corporation

04/09/15 / #20150096638

Valve, fluid control device

In a fluid control device, a check valve includes a first valve housing and a first diaphragm. The first diaphragm defines a first valve chamber and a second valve chamber. ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094908

Laser radar apparatus

A laser radar apparatus includes a beam projecting unit and a beam receiving unit that receives via a glass surface a reflective wave occurring when a beam projected from the beam projecting unit is reflected from an object. The laser radar apparatus further includes control unit that commands a prompt operation mode of a wiper when an amount of the objects is determined to be greater than or equal to a threshold level based on a beam reception level detected by the beam receiving unit, and a wiper operation control unit that controls the wiper to operate in the prompt operation mode after a waiting time period elapses. ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094602

Blood pressure measurement device and control method for blood pressure measurement device

A control amplitude and a control frequency of a voltage applied to a piezoelectric pump are determined, control is carried out so that a voltage at the determined control amplitude and control frequency is applied to the piezoelectric pump, and a blood pressure value is calculated based on a cuff pressure detected by a pressure detection unit during inflation when the cuff pressure is increased by the piezoelectric pump. The amplitude of the voltage is controlled in predetermined steps, and a voltage having an amplitude that is a value above the control amplitude by at least one step and a voltage having an amplitude that is a value below the control amplitude by at least one step are applied, in a predetermined order, so that the control is the same or essentially the same as when a voltage at the determined control amplitude is applied.. ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094154

Game machine

A game machine has an operation lever device disposed on a front side of the game machine, having a lever having a grip section that is configured to be held by a game player and that rotates bi-directionally with respect to a shaft, a light guide plate disposed on the grip section of the lever in a viewable manner, a light source section that supplies light into the light guide plate. The grip section is formed into a long shape. ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094149

Operation unit and game machine

An operation unit has a touch panel that senses a press, a button plate disposed above the touch panel, and having a plurality of push buttons, each of which protrudes on a side opposite to a side where the touch panel is disposed, a light guide plate disposed between the touch panel and the button plate, and a light emission pattern disposed on a surface of the light guide plate that forms an image by emitted light. The button plate is provided along a surface of the touch panel and has a base section comprising apertures at respective positions where the plurality of push buttons are formed, top surface sections, each of which constitutes corresponding one of the plurality of push buttons and serving as an operation surface.. ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094148

Operation unit and game machine

An operation unit has a touch panel that senses a press, and a button plate disposed above the touch panel, and having a plurality of push buttons, each of which protrudes on a side opposite to a side where the touch panel is disposed. The button plate is provided along a surface of the touch panel, and has a base section having apertures at respective positions where the plurality of push buttons are formed, top surface sections, each of which constitutes corresponding one of the plurality of push buttons and serves as an operation surface, and bending deformable sections, each of which connects, in a freely elastically deformable manner, a peripheral section of corresponding one of the top surface sections and an edge of corresponding one of the apertures formed in the base section.. ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094131

Game machine

A game machine has an operation unit that accepts an operation from a player, having a display section, an operation section disposed on a screen of the display section, a support section that rotatably supports the operation section such that the operation section can be pressed toward the display section, at least one rotational operation sensor that outputs a signal corresponding to a rotational operation on the operation section, and at least one pressing operation sensor that outputs a signal corresponding to a pressing operation on the operation section, and a control section that causes the display section to change a screen image to be displayed by the display section.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150094130

Game machine

A slot machine includes a touch panel, an operation section provided on the touch panel, an operation unit including first to third sensors each for outputting a signal corresponding to a rotational operation and a pressing operation on the operation section, and a control section for causing the touch panel to change a screen image displayed by the touch panel, in accordance with at least one of (i) a rotational operation detected based on the signal outputted from each of the first to third sensors, (ii) a pressing operation detected based on the signal outputted from each of the first to third sensors, and (iii) a touching operation on the touch panel.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093930

Lead wire connection structure and electronic device including the same

A lead wire connection structure includes: a terminal including a terminal main body having a through hole, and a connection part extending from one end of the terminal main body; and a lead wire having one end connected to the connection part. Herein, a pair of elastic holding parts extending from both opposite side edges of the terminal main body holds both side surfaces of a nut. ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150093131

Optical sensor, image forming device, and method for correcting toner concentration

An optical sensor configured to irradiate an object area with light and receive reflected light, amplify a voltage in accordance with the reflected light by an amplifier circuit and a resulting voltage, the optical sensor comprising a recording medium recorded with information indicating a noise component calculated, based on characteristics of an input voltage and an output voltage of the amplifier circuit.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092444

Light guide and light emitting device

A light guide including a plurality of reflection patterns in a reflection area in a facing surface facing a light exit surface, which area corresponds to a light emitting area, and the reflection patterns are arranged so that an amount of light reflected by the reflection patterns, emitted from the light emitting area to arrive at an observer observing the light exit surface is continuously changed in accordance with a position in the light emitting area.. . ... Omron Corporation

04/02/15 / #20150092441

Light guide body and light-emitting device

An exit surface of a light guide plate includes a first position from which first emitted light is emitted within an angular range that causes the first emitted light to be applied to one eye and the vicinity thereof and a second position from which second emitted light is emitted within an angular range that causes the second emitted light to be applied to the other eye and the vicinity thereof. A straight line that passes through the first position and the center of the one eye and a straight line that passes through the second position and the center of the other eye intersect with each other.. ... Omron Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086293

Optical fiber unit for optical fiber sensor

An optical fiber unit enables secure grasping of an optical fiber sensor via a jig while avoiding damage to an optical fiber cable. The optical fiber unit for the optical fiber sensor includes an optical fiber cable, a shaft, and a head. ... Omron Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150086167

Optical fiber unit for optical fiber sensor

Disclosed is an optical fiber unit that improves the degree of freedom in setting a jig. The unit includes an optical fiber cable, a shaft, and a head. ... Omron Corporation

03/26/15 / #20150083559

Switch and method of assembling switch

A switch includes: a case including a bottom portion and a side wall; a fixed terminal provided on the bottom portion of the case; a supporting member provided in the case; a movable contact strip supported by the supporting member so as to be pivotable in a vertical direction above the fixed terminal; a resilient member provided between the side wall of the case and the movable contact strip, and configured to urge one end portion of the movable contact strip obliquely upward; and a pressing member provided above the resilient member. The movable contact strip pivots and an opened-closed state between the movable contact strip and the fixed terminal is switched by pressing a center portion of the resilient member downward by the pressing member.. ... Omron Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078593

Acoustic transducer and microphone

An acoustic transducer has a substrate having a cavity, a vibrating electrode plate disposed above the substrate and having a void portion that allows pressure to escape, a fixed electrode plate disposed above the substrate opposite the vibrating electrode plate, a plurality of sensing portions configured by the vibrating electrode plate and the fixed electrode plate, at least one of the vibrating electrode plate and the fixed electrode plate being divided into a plurality of regions, and a sensing portion being configured by the vibrating electrode plate and the fixed electrode plate in each of the divided regions, and a leak pressure regulation portion that hinders leakage of air pressure passing through the void portion when the vibrating electrode plate is not undergoing deformation.. . ... Omron Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078592

Acoustic transducer and microphone

An acoustic transducer has a substrate having a cavity, a vibrating electrode plate disposed above the substrate and having a void portion that allows pressure to escape, a fixed electrode plate disposed above the substrate opposite the vibrating electrode plate, and a leak pressure regulation portion that hinders leakage of air pressure by passing through the void portion when the vibrating electrode plate is not undergoing deformation, and that becomes separated from the void portion and allows pressure to escape by passing through the void portion when the vibrating electrode plate undergoes deformation from being subjected to pressure.. . ... Omron Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078591

Acoustic transducer and microphone

An acoustic transducer has a vibrating film and a fixed film formed above an opening portion of a substrate, and at least a first sensing portion and a second sensing portion that detect sound waves using change in capacitance between a vibrating electrode provided in the vibrating film and a fixed electrode provided in the fixed film, convert the sound waves into electrical signals, and output the electrical signals. In the first sensing portion and the second sensing portion, the fixed film is used in common, and the vibrating electrode is divided into a first sensing region and a second sensing region that respectively correspond to the first sensing portion and the second sensing portion. ... Omron Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150078589

Capacitance-type transducer, acoustic sensor, and microphone

A capacitance-type transducer has a substrate having a cavity, a vibrating electrode plate disposed above the substrate, a back plate disposed on the substrate, a fixed electrode plate disposed on the back plate opposite the vibrating electrode plate, a plurality of holes formed in the back plate and the fixed electrode plate, and a protrusion disposed on the back plate at a location opposing the vibrating electrode plate. In a view from a direction perpendicular to an upper surface of the substrate, a shortest distance from a cross-sectional center of the protrusion to an edge of a hole adjacent to the protrusion is larger than a shortest distance from a center of a region that is surrounded by the holes but not provided with the protrusion to an edge of a hole in the periphery.. ... Omron Corporation

03/19/15 / #20150077026

Motor control apparatus

A motor control apparatus includes: duty calculation units that calculate a duty of a pwm signal based on a deviation between a value of a physical quantity of a motor with a command value; and a duty setting unit that performs setting of the duty based on the duty calculated by the duty calculation units. The duty setting unit maintains a present duty until new duty is input from any one of the plurality of duty calculation units, and updates the duty from the present duty to the new duty when the new duty is input from any one of the plurality of duty calculation units. ... Omron Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150073569

Data setting device

In one aspect of the present invention, data to be written is divided into a plurality of pieces of divided data of a maximum size or less to calculate an offset of each piece of divided data, a frame issuing an instruction to a plc to write a predetermined terminal code in a head address of a data area is transmitted, a frame issuing an instruction to the plc to write the divided data at a position of the corresponding offset from the head address of the data area with respect to the divided data except a head divided data is transmitted, and a frame issuing an instruction to the plc to write the head divided data in the head address of the data area is transmitted.. . ... Omron Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071546

Character-recognition method and character-recognition device and program using said method

A character-recognition device and method for imaging a character string, generating a grayscale image that corresponds to the character string, cutting out, from the grayscale image, individual characters in the character string, obtaining a coincidence of a character image that is being focused on for each of model images of a plurality of kinds of characters by sequentially focusing on cut-out character images to match the cut-out character images against the model images, and recognizing characters corresponding to the cut-out character images based on each coincidence.. . ... Omron Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150071532

Image processing device, computer-readable recording medium, and image processing method

Disclosed are an image processing device, an image processing method, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that obtain a contour image in which noise edges are eliminated from local edge information and a contour of an important object is enhanced. The image processing device includes a local contour extraction unit which generates a local edge image and a global contour extraction unit which generates a global edge image. ... Omron Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150069945

Vehicle power window apparatus

A vehicle power window apparatus includes: a driver seat unit and a first non-driver seat switch which is a manual switch provided on a non-driver seat to open and close a non-driver seat window. The driver seat unit includes a switching circuit operated based on a predetermined operation of the first non-driver seat switch. ... Omron Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150069880

Vibration power generator and power generator

A vibration power generator configured to generate power by displacement between an electret group having a plurality of electrets and an electrode group having a plurality of electrodes in a relative movement direction in response to an external vibration, includes a casing in which the electret group and the electrode group are disposed, a fixed member in which one of the electret group and the electrode group is disposed, the fixed member being fixed to a side of the casing, and a movable member in which the other of the electret group and the electrode group is disposed. The movable member is disposed in the casing such that the movable member is relatively movable in response to the external vibration while opposed to the fixed member.. ... Omron Corporation

03/12/15 / #20150068878

Click module and operation switch

A click module which gives a feeling of click when an operation knob which is tiltably and pivotally supported on a casing of an operation switch is tiltably operated has a click face on which a crest portion or a valley portion is formed, a click element which slides on the click face, and a resilient member which biases the click element to a click face side. The click module is detachably mounted on the casing. ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065895

Method for measuring and displaying blood pressure

A blood pressure measurement device measures blood pressure and a blood pressure change affecting factor of a patient. The device includes a memory, a tolerance determination section, and a display unit. ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150065079

Mobile terminal, report control method, and report system

The mobile terminal adequately reports when the mobile terminal receives an impact due to an accident of a vehicle. When it is determined in step s1 that the mobile terminal is set on a charge pad and it is determined in step s2 that the mobile terminal is set to a normal mode, the mobile terminal is set to an automatic report mode in step s3. ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150064981

Connection terminal and connector using same

A connection terminal has a movable contact portion that protrudes so as to be able to be pressed from an outside of a contact hole of a housing, and a first curved portion and a second curved portion that are continuously disposed and form a substantial s-shape. The movable contact portion is provided in a free end portion of the first curved portion. ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150062172

Image processing apparatus

An image is displayed without impairing visibility, even in the case of a screen having a limited size. A display setting unit includes a target image display unit that displays an image of a workpiece on an lcd, an image selection unit that, in accordance with a selection operation, selects all or part of the image of the workpiece displayed on the lcd, a menu display unit that displays a menu image so as to be overlapped with the image of the workpiece in a translucent state, the menu image being made up of a plurality of parts that are partial images for displaying information or receiving an input operation, and a display switching unit that, in accordance with a switching instruction given via the operation unit, switches the size of the area occupied by the menu image on the lcd.. ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150061851

Onboard apparatus and report control method

An automatic report to an appropriate destination can be sent in a short time when abnormality is detected with a vehicle. When the shock is determined to occur with the vehicle in step s1, inside/outside determination of a portable device for a vehicle is performed in step s2. ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150061555

Motor control apparatus

A motor control apparatus has an inverter circuit having a plurality of pairs of upper and lower arms provided so as to correspond to the number of phases, and switching elements provided on each of the upper arms and the lower arms of each phase that drive a motor on the basis of on or off operations of the respective switching elements, a single current detector that detects a current of the motor flowing through the inverter circuit, and a duty calculator that calculates duties of a pwm signals for turning the switching elements on or off on the basis of a deviation between a current value of the current detected by the current detector and a target current value.. . ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150061554

Motor control apparatus

A motor control apparatus has an inverter circuit having a plurality of pairs of upper and lower arms provided so as to correspond to a number of phases, and switching elements provided on each of the upper arms and the lower arms of each phase that drive a motor on the basis of on or off operations of the respective switching elements, a single current detector that detects a current of the motor flowing through the inverter circuit, and a duty calculator that calculates duties of pwm signals for turning the switching elements on or off on the basis of a deviation between a current value of the current detected by the current detector and a target current value.. . ... Omron Corporation

03/05/15 / #20150060247

Switch

A switch has an actuating arm including an actuating portion and a driving portion, a base including a support that supports the actuating arm, and a recess having a first fixed electrode and a second fixed electrode arranged on the inner side face, and an electrically conductive elastic member that is housed within the recess of the base. The electrically conductive elastic member includes at least one driven part that is driven by the driving portion of the driving body and at least one stretching part that is extendable and compressible through input to the at least one driven part, at least one movable contacting member having a movable contact capable of being connected to the first fixed electrode, and at least one fixed contacting part having a fixed contact capable of being connected to the second fixed electrode.. ... Omron Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150058828

Plc simulation system, plc simulator, recording medium, and simulation method

In a plc simulation system (10), at least one of a plc simulator (2) and an external simulator (4) executes processing while checking the status of program execution in the other. For example, the plc simulator (2) provides a socket interface, and operates upon receiving various commands from the external simulator (4). ... Omron Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150058432

Control device, image processing device, control method, computer-readable recording medium, and program

Provided is an information processing device constituting at least a part of a communication system. The information processing device includes a master unit connected to a first communication line, and at least one slave unit connected to the master unit via a second communication line. ... Omron Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150055823

Image inspection method and inspection region setting method

An image inspection method executed by an image inspection apparatus includes an acquisition step of acquiring an inspection target object image obtained by capturing an image of an inspection target object, a setting reading step of reading, from a storage device that stores inspection region defining information in advance, the inspection region defining information, an inspection region extraction step of extracting, as an inspection region image, a portion to be an inspection region from the inspection target object image, based on the inspection region defining information, and an inspection processing step of performing inspection on the inspection target object by analyzing the inspection region image. The inspection region defining information comprises information defining an initial contour of the inspection region and information defining a range based on the initial contour as a search range for searching a contour of the inspection region.. ... Omron Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150054603

Electromagnet device and electromagnetic relay using the same

An electromagnet device has a spool having a guard portion at at least one end thereof, a coil wound around a body portion of the spool, and a coil terminal press-fitted in the guard portion. A lead wire of the coil is tied up to a tying-up portion of the coil terminal projected from the guard portion. ... Omron Corporation

02/26/15 / #20150053851

Optical encoder light shielding plate, producing method therof, and optical encoder provided therewith

An optical encoder light shielding plate has a plurality of bridge parts provided in parallel, each of the plurality of bridge parts having a metallic layer, and a slit formed between the plurality of bridge parts. The slit is configured to have light incident therefrom. ... Omron Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150050902

Sensor module, sensor network system, data transmission method, data transmission program, and data collection method in sensor network system

A sensor module that transmits at a predetermined transmission interval, via a network, data obtained by measurement to an externally installed information processing device sets, together with a nearby sensor module, a predetermined module group in which a plurality of sensor modules for transmitting measurement data according to data processing in the information processing device are put together. Then, together with the nearby sensor modules, one sensor module among the predetermined module group is set as a reference sensor module for which a transmission interval is maintained at a predetermined transmission interval, and transmission intervals of measurement data of sensor modules other than the reference sensor module are changed to a prolonged transmission interval that is longer than the predetermined transmission interval. ... Omron Corporation

02/19/15 / #20150047956

Switch

A switch has a base having a frame integrally formed on a periphery of an upper face of the base, a fixed contact formed on an inner side face of the frame, and a support protrusion that protrudes from the upper face of the base that is integrally formed so as to expose a common fixed contact, an electrically conductive spring member whose connecting part arranged at a center of a spiral spring is nonrotatably supported by the support protrusion and that extends a driving piece from the free end of the spiral spring, and an actuating lever whose one end is rotatably supported by the upper face of the base and that integrally forms an actuating trigger that presses the driving piece of the electrically conductive spring member.. . ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150046798

Information processing apparatus, programmable display apparatus, data processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus stores calculates, based on a display area information, a degree of visibility of characters for a case in which a character string is displayed in a display area using a first display format that displays all of the characters in the same size in a single line, and a degree of visibility of the characters for a case in which the character string is displayed in the display area using a second display format that displays all of the characters in the same size in a plurality of lines. The information processing apparatus transmits, to the programmable display apparatus, in association with one another, the character string, the display area information, and attribute information for displaying the character string on the programmable display apparatus using the one of the first and second display formats that has a higher degree of visibility.. ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150045680

Blood-pressure related information display device

A blood pressure-related information display device displays a representative value setting field for setting a representative value obtainment mode as an image in a part of a display screen. The representative value setting field includes a setting area and a list area, the latter of which is displayed when, for example, a doctor clicks an inverted triangular mark in the setting area with a mouse. ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043820

Area designating method and area designating device

An area designating method of allowing, when area segmentation processing of dividing a target image into a foreground and a background is performed, a user to designate an area, as a part of the target image, as an area to be the foreground or the background, the method including a subarea setting step of setting at least one subarea larger than a pixel, in the target image, a display step of displaying a designating image, on which a boundary of the subarea is drawn on the target image, on a display device, and a designating step of accepting input from an input device to allow the user to select the area to be the foreground or the background, from the at least one subarea on the designating image.. . ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043759

Microphone, acoustic sensor, and method of manufacturing acoustic sensor

A microphone has a package, and an acoustic sensor, an under surface of which is fixed to an inner face of the package. The acoustic sensor has a substrate having a plurality of hollows penetrating the substrate from a top surface to an under surface, and a capacitor structure made by a movable electrode plate and a fixed electrode plate disposed above each of the hollows. ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150043192

Switch and keyboard provided therewith

There is provided a switch having a wide, uniform luminance region. In the switch, light emitted from a light source is output through an outgoing surface located in an upper end surface of a light guide, the light being incident from an incident surface located in a lower end surface of the light guide arranged above the light source. ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150042425

Contact mechanism and electromagnetic relay

A contact mechanism with long contact lifetime comprises a base; a movable touch piece that comprises a movable contact and stands in the base; and a fixed touch piece that comprises a fixed contact and stands in the base, wherein the movable contact is opposed to the fixed contact and configured to come into contact with and separate from the fixed contact, an operation member configured to move reciprocally in a horizontal direction is configured to press and release an upper end edge of the movable touch piece, and the movable touch piece is configured to turn to cause the movable contact to come into contact with and separate from the fixed contact, and the movable contact is fixed to a turning tongue piece that is formed cut out by providing a curved cutout groove in the movable touch piece.. . ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150042314

Flow direction detection device, flow direction detection method, and flow direction detection program

A detection apparatus that detects a state of power has a first current transformer that measures a first current on a side of a first power line with respect to a connecting point between the first power line extending from a commercial power supply and a second power line extending from a power generation means that supplies power having the same frequency as the commercial power supply, a second current transformer that measures a second current on a side of the second power line with respect to the connecting point, a first current direction detector that detects a direction of the first current, a second current direction detector that detects a direction of the second current, and an exclusive or calculator that calculates an exclusive or between a detected value of the direction of the first current and a detected value of the direction of the second current.. . ... Omron Corporation

02/12/15 / #20150041298

Switch and keyboard provided therewith

A switch comprising: a cover; a base; and a push button comprising: an elastic touch piece formed in a sidewall of a sliding part of the push button, wherein the push button is vertically and slidably installed in a space formed by assembling the cover to the base, wherein a free end of the elastic touch piece is configured to abut the base when the push button is pushed, and the free end is configured to abut the cover when the pushed push button is returned.. . ... Omron Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150039099

Control device, and control method

Provided is a control device capable of reducing power consumption in a control system. The control device includes a master control unit and at least one slave control unit that is connected to the master control unit via a communication line. ... Omron Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038882

Sleep state management device, sleep state management method, and sleep state management program

A control unit makes a provisional determination as to whether or not a measurement subject is moving using a detection signal from a sensor that detects movement in bedding on which the measurement subject is sleeping. In the case where at least one of a first period, in which periods determined to have body movement repeat cyclically, and a second period, in which a period determined to have body movement continues for at least a predetermined amount of time, has occurred, at least one of a period in the first period determined to have body movement and the second period are corrected to a period of no body movement.. ... Omron Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038857

Blood pressure-related information display device

A blood pressure-related information display device according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention displays, in a part of a display screen, a blood pressure evaluation item list display field indicating a plurality of types of blood pressure evaluation items and a quality display field indicating a quality of each of the blood pressure evaluation items as images. The blood pressure evaluation item list display field includes a header area and a body area. ... Omron Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038816

Diabetes treatment support apparatus, diabetes treatment support method, diabetes treatment support program

A control unit obtains, from a memory unit, data of a plurality of pre-meal blood sugar levels that are blood sugar levels measured before meals and data of a plurality of post-meal blood sugar levels that are blood sugar levels measured after meals, calculates a pre-meal average value that is an average value of the plurality of pre-meal blood sugar levels, calculates a post-meal average value that is an average value of the plurality of post-meal blood sugar levels, calculates an average blood sugar level that is an average of the pre-meal average value and the post-meal average value, calculates an estimated hba1c value using the average blood sugar level, and displays the calculated estimated hba1c value in a display unit.. . ... Omron Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038802

Blood pressure measurement device having function of determining rest condition of patient

A method includes pressurizing a cuff of a blood pressure measurement device that is wrapped around a measurement site of a patient, measuring the patient's blood pressure and pulse period during and before depressurization of the cuff, calculating a threshold value range of the pulse period based on data of a past measured pulse period of the patient, determining whether the measured pulse period is within the threshold value range of the past measured pulse period, if the measured pulse period is determined to be within the threshold value range of the past measured pulse period both during and before depressurization, displaying that the patient was in the rest condition, and if the measured pulse period is determined not to be within the threshold value range of the past measured pulse period either during or before depressurization, displaying that the patient was in the unrest condition.. . ... Omron Corporation

02/05/15 / #20150038801

Blood pressure measurement device having function of determining rest condition of patient

A blood pressure measurement device measures a pulse period of a patient and includes a memory, a threshold calculation section, a rest/unrest condition determination section, and a display unit. The memory stores data of the measured pulse period and data of a pulse period of past measurement of the patient. ... Omron Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150033309

Programmable display apparatus, control method, and program

Provided is a programmable display apparatus that can permit access to an application through facial authentication, and can display a screen corresponding to an authenticated user after the access is permitted. The programmable display apparatus stores feature data of faces of a plurality of users and screen data for displaying a plurality of screens. ... Omron Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150033304

Programmable display apparatus, control method, and program

Provided is a programmable display apparatus that can permit access to an application through facial authentication. A programmable display apparatus controls access to the application. ... Omron Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150031234

Connection terminal and connector using same

A connection terminal has a movable contact which projects outside from a contact hole of a housing such that the movable contact can be pressed, and at least two curved portions connected to each other through a connecting portion. Each of the curved portions is pushed and widened by a load applied to the movable contact.. ... Omron Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150030214

Programmable display apparatus, control method, and program

Provided is a programmable display apparatus that enables post-hoc identification of a user who has been permitted to access an application through facial authentication. The programmable display apparatus stores feature data of a face of a user and identification information of the user in association with each other. ... Omron Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150029030

Sleep state management device, sleep state management method, and sleep state management program

A sleep state management device includes a sensor that detects movement in bedding where a measurement subject is sleeping, and a control unit that calculates a peak value difference, which is a difference between adjacent peak values in a detection signal outputted from the sensor, determines that a period in which a number of times the peak value difference exceeds a threshold is greater than a predetermined value is a period in which the measurement subject has moved, and manages the sleep state of the measurement based on a result of the determination.. . ... Omron Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150028881

Surface potential sensor and copying machine

This surface potential sensor is provided with an electret electrode (28), which is configured of a metal film (26) and an electret film (27), said electret electrode being provided on an upper surface of a diaphragm (25) of a semiconductor substrate. Four piezoresistors (29a, 29b, 29c, 29d) are formed on the diaphragm (25), and a distortion quantity detecting unit (32) is configured by forming a bridge circuit using the piezoresistors. ... Omron Corporation

01/29/15 / #20150027866

Switch

A switch has a base having a recess, and a plurality of fixed contacts mounted in an inner side face of the recess, an electrically conductive actuator disposed within the recess of the base, the electrically conductive actuator having a pair of movable contact portions and an elastically deformable elastic portion, the movable contact portions having movable contacts capable of being connected to respective fixed contacts, at least one engagement convex portion disposed on one of the base and the electrically conductive actuator, and at least one engagement concave portion disposed on the other of the base and the electrically conductive actuator and engageable with the at least one engagement convex portion. The elastic portion of the electrically conductive actuator is elastically deformed to break an engagement between the engagement convex and concave portions when the actuator moves between a first position and a second position.. ... Omron Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025746

Vehicle controller and vehicle control method

A vehicle controller has a brake operation detector that detects operation of a brake of a vehicle, a contact detector that detects contact of hands with a steering part of the vehicle, an authentication unit that makes wireless communication with a portable device having authentication information and authenticates the portable device, and a controller that controls power supply of the vehicle and driving of a prime mover of the vehicle. If the portable device has been successfully authenticated, the operation of the brake has been detected, and contact of the hands with at least two locations of the steering part has been detected for a specified period or more, the controller performs control to start power supply to a predetermined load of the vehicle and start the prime mover.. ... Omron Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025656

Support device, recording medium having support program recorded thereon, and method for generating executable program

Provided is a support device that supports easier data exchange between plcs without relying on a type of a plc of the other communication party. The support device includes: a first input unit for receiving information defining, on a data-by-data basis, variables for data handled by the first programmable logic controller; a second input unit for receiving a source program expressing processing executed on the first programmable logic controller using the defined variables; a third input unit for receiving information that identifies a type of a second programmable logic controller in association with a first variable; and a generation unit that generates the executable program using the information defining the variables and the source program. ... Omron Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150025400

Blood pressure meter

With the blood pressure meter of the present invention, a pump unit is connected via a first fluid path to a fluid bladder. The first fluid path extends straight in the z direction between the pump unit and the fluid bladder, sends air supplied from the pump unit to the fluid bladder or sends air inside of the fluid bladder to a valve.. ... Omron Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150023593

Image processing method for character recognition, character recognition apparatus using this method, and program

An image processing method of processing a gray-scale image of character strings arranged in a plurality of lines of text, for character recognition, includes setting at least a part of a range, in which the character strings in the gray-scale image area are distributed, as a search area, and setting, for each of a plurality of points arranged along one of two axes, representing coordinates in the image, corresponding to an arrangement of the line of text, a plurality of lines extending across the search area, with the point as a starting point, and accumulating, for each of the lines, pixel data in the line within the search area.. . ... Omron Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150021797

Metallic mold structure, transfer molding apparatus, transfer molding method, and optical member forming apparatus

A transfer molding method includes supplying melted resin to a first metallic mold, conveying the first metallic mold onto which the resin was supplied to a position opposing a second metallic mold, performing transfer molding by sandwiching the resin between the two metallic molds, and cooling the resin after performing transfer molding. The performing transfer molding includes discharging residual air that remains in a recess via a groove portion.. ... Omron Corporation

01/22/15 / #20150021150

Switch

A switch has a base having a frame portion disposed integrally with an outer peripheral portion of an upper surface of the base, a common fixed contact disposed at a corner of inside surfaces of the frame portion, and a fixed contact disposed on an inside surface of the base opposite to the common fixed contact, a spring member having elastic arm portions extending respectively from both ends of a bellows-like spring portion, wherein a free end portion of one of the elastic arm portions serves as a sliding movable contact, wherein a free end portion of another of the elastic arm portions serves as a rotationally movable contact, and wherein the rotationally movable contact is positioned so as to be in contact with the common fixed contact of the base, and an operation lever including an operation rib.. . ... Omron Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150016715

Output device and output system

An output device has a first input portion that inputs data of a target state, a second input portion that inputs data of a current state, a sensing portion that senses a state of a shift portion that shifts from the current state to another state including the target state and generates sensing data, a transmission portion that transmits the sensing data, the data of the target state, and the data of the current state, to a predetermined external device, a reception portion that receives from the external device suitability determination result data acquired by determination of suitability of the shift portion configured to shift from the current state to the target state, based on the sensing data, the data of the target state, and the data of the current state, and an output portion that outputs the suitability determination result data that the reception portion has received.. . ... Omron Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015603

Method for cutting out character, character recognition apparatus using this method, and program

A method for cutting out, from a gray-scale image generated by capturing an image of a character string, each character in the character string for recognition, includes a first step of repeating projection processing for projecting a highest or lowest gray level in a line along a direction crossing the character string in the gray-scale image, onto an axis along the character string, with the lowest gray level selected when a character in the gray-scale image is darker than a background, the highest gray level selected when the character in the gray-scale image is brighter than the background, and a projection target position moved along the character string.. . ... Omron Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015385

Reporting system, reporting control method, and handheld device

A reporting system has a first handheld device that locks and unlocks a door of a vehicle, and a second handheld device that communicates with the first handheld device. The first handheld device has an inside/outside determination unit that carries out wireless communication with the vehicle and acquires, with the vehicle, information of inside/outside determination on whether the first handheld device is inside the vehicle or outside the vehicle, and a transmitting unit that transmits the result of the inside/outside determination. ... Omron Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015351

Relay

A relay in which a relay body and a light source are incorporated in a case, the light source emitting light in conjunction with operation of the relay body, wherein a light guide is provided inside an outer surface of the case, the light guide is configured to take in the light emitted from the light source, to guide the light to a portion parallel to a top panel of the case, and to spread the light in the portion parallel to the top panel, and an optical pattern is provided in at least one of a top surface and a bottom surface of the portion parallel to the top panel, the optical pattern is configured to output, the light guided in the light guide to the portion parallel to the top panel, to outside the case from a top surface of the top panel.. . ... Omron Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150015179

Charge power control apparatus, charge power control method, program, and solar power generation system

The present disclosure relates to a charge power control apparatus, a charge power control method, a program, and a solar power generation system, for improving charge efficiency. A solar power generation system includes a solar panel that receives sunlight to generate power, a pv power conditioner that performs dc/ac conversion of the power generated by the solar panel, and a charging ac/dc converter that performs ac/dc conversion of power output from the pv power conditioner and charges a storage battery. ... Omron Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150014043

Printed wiring board and electric tool switch provided therewith

A printed wiring board including a connection part that is connected to a projecting portion of an external member by soldering, the connection part including a first hole in which the projecting portion is inserted, a main land to which the projecting portion is soldered, a metallic pattern that is drawn from the main land, and a sub-land that is connected to the main land through the metallic pattern, wherein the main land is constructed with a metallic film configured to cover a peripheral region of the first hole in at least a front face of the printed wiring board including the front face and a back face, the front face to which the soldering is performed and the back face on a side opposite to the front face, and the metallic film is not formed on a sidewall forming the first hole, and where the sub-land is constructed with a metallic film configured to cover a sidewall formed by a second hole piercing the printed wiring board and a peripheral region of the second hole in both the front face and the back face of the printed wiring board.. . ... Omron Corporation

01/15/15 / #20150014006

Sealed casing and production method thereof

A sealed casing that is used in an electrical instrument has a first member, a second member, and a burr reservoir in which a burr generated by ultrasonic welding is reserved. The burr reservoir is located in a burr outflow direction in which the burr flows out from a welding part of the first member. ... Omron Corporation

01/08/15 / #20150009503

Gas sensor

A gas sensor is proposed, which can detect a gas by a novel configuration while reduction in size is achieved. The gas sensor (1) does not need a light absorption path as in a prior art so that the size can be reduced correspondingly. ... Omron Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150005649

Electronic blood pressure meter and control method thereof

A blood pressure meter includes an air bladder for attachment to a measurement area, a pressure sensor, a pump a valve, drive circuits, a cpu connected to the pressure sensor and the drive circuits, for controlling the adjustment of the internal pressure of the air bladder and calculating a blood pressure value based on a change in the internal pressure resulting from the adjustment, and a holding portion, into and from which air can flow from and to the air bladder, that has a lower volume than the air bladder. The air can flow from the holding portion into the air bladder in the case where a predetermined pressure is applied to the holding portion. ... Omron Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150003638

Sensor device

A microphone has a package, a support base fixed to an inner surface of the package, and a plurality of acoustic sensors disposed on a surface of the support base. The package has a sound hole opened in a region in which the support base is disposed. ... Omron Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002125

Dc-dc converter

A dc-dc converter that is capable of cutting off a large current flowing in a voltage converter circuit when a short-circuit failure occurs in a switching element of the voltage converter circuit includes a voltage converter circuit having a first switching element, a reverse connection protection second switching element that blocks a large current from flowing in the voltage converter circuit when a negative electrode of a dc power supply is connected to an input terminal, a reverse connection protection third switching element that blocks a large current from flowing in the voltage converter circuit when a short-circuit failure occurs in the first switching element, and a detector that detects the short-circuit failure in the first switching element to turn off the third switching element. The third switching element is connected in series with the second switching element.. ... Omron Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002124

Dc-dc converter

A dc-dc converter includes a voltage converter circuit having an fet 1, a short-circuit protection fet 3 that blocks a large current from flowing in the voltage converter circuit when a short-circuit failure occurs in the fet 1 or capacitors, and a detector that detects a short-circuit failure in the fet 1 or the capacitors to turn off the fet 3. The fet 1 is connected to a power supply line and also in series to the fet 3. ... Omron Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150002102

Storage battery control device, storage battery control method, program, electricity storage system, and power supply system

The present disclosure relates to a storage battery control device that can exert better performance in a configuration in which a plurality of storage batteries are connected, a storage battery control method, a program, an electricity storage system, and a power supply system. A charge order table previously set according to a state of charge and a charge/discharge frequency of a storage battery that stores power is referred to, and based on the states of charge and the charge/discharge frequencies acquired from the storage battery provided in plural, a discharge order based on which discharge is preferentially performed with respect to the plurality of storage batteries is decided. ... Omron Corporation

01/01/15 / #20150001055

Switch unit

A switch unit including a case that has an opening and a switch two terminals that partially project to an outside of the case from the opening, a gasket configured to seal the opening, the gasket including two through-holes through which the terminals extend, a base member, and a pressing member that is arranged between the terminals, where the gasket is in close contact with the terminals at the through-holes, a region between the through-holes of the gasket is pressed while nipped between the pressing member and the base member and a surrounding region in the gasket is pressed while nipped between an inside surface of the case and the base member.. . ... Omron Corporation








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