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Broadcast image output device, broadcast image output method, and televison

Broadcast image output device, broadcast image output method, and televison

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Display device and display method

Date/App# patent app List of recent Control Unit-related patents
11/20/14
20140344877
 Reception device, program, and reception method patent thumbnailReception device, program, and reception method
A reception device includes an access control unit configured to determine whether access to the application programming interface is permitted based on a determination according to the type stored in the application storage unit to correspond to the application identification information set in the call instruction. In addition, the reception device includes a web server unit configured to receive the call instruction from the browser unit, inquire of the access control unit about whether access to the application programming interface is permitted, and control the call instruction according to a result of a determination which is made by the access control unit in response to the inquiry..
11/20/14
20140344860
 Broadcast image output device, broadcast image output method, and televison patent thumbnailBroadcast image output device, broadcast image output method, and televison
A broadcast image output device includes: a reception unit that receives a broadcast; an output unit that outputs a plurality of home screens in each of which a broadcast image relating to the broadcast received by the reception unit or an app image is allocatable to each section of a display area, the broadcast image and the app image being selectable by user operation; and a control unit that selects one of the home screens in accordance with preset setting information to cause the output unit to output the selected home screen as an initial screen that is ready to accept the user operation and appears after the broadcast image output device is turned on.. .
11/20/14
20140344763
 Information processing device, information processing method, and program patent thumbnailInformation processing device, information processing method, and program
Provided is an information processing device including a changing speed setting unit that sets a changing speed of an object displayed on a display unit, based on a weighting to an input operation unit capable of inputting operation information related to a changing direction of the object, and a display control unit that changes the object at the changing speed.. .
11/20/14
20140344750
 Display device and display method patent thumbnailDisplay device and display method
Provided is a display device with which it is possible for a plurality of users to comfortably carry out different window manipulations without a screen being partitioned. This device (100), which displays a plurality of windows on one screen, comprises: an active window administration unit (260) which administers an association between at least an active window among a plurality of windows, and a user who is manipulating the active window; and a window control unit (270) which controls the display state of the active window on the basis of the association.
11/20/14
20140344712
 Information processing apparatus, part generating and using method, and program patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus, part generating and using method, and program
There is provided an information processing apparatus including a part generation unit configured to generate a part that is suitable for a predetermined application and that includes at least a portion of any photo and is displayed on a display screen at a time of execution of the application, and an application control unit configured to control the execution of the application and at least display the part on the display screen during the execution of the application.. .
11/20/14
20140344696
 Content display device patent thumbnailContent display device
The content display apparatus includes a display control unit configured to display a user interface of a video and an application on a screen, wherein the display control unit divides the screen into a first region on which the video is reduced and displayed, a second region on which a list of applications is displayed, and a third region on which detailed information of a selected application among the applications is displayed, the second region and the third region being superimposed, and wherein the list of applications is displayed on the third region in an operation state of the list of applications, and a list of application display screens is displayed on the second region in an operation state of the list of application display screens.. .
11/20/14
20140344623
 Apparatus and method for detecting fault of processor patent thumbnailApparatus and method for detecting fault of processor
An apparatus and method for detecting the fault of a processor are disclosed. The apparatus includes a fetch fault control unit, a decoding fault control unit, and an execution fault control unit.
11/20/14
20140344607
 File sharing circuit and computer using the same patent thumbnailFile sharing circuit and computer using the same
File sharing circuit and computer using the same are provided. The computer includes a computer host and a file sharing circuit.
11/20/14
20140344601
 Rectifying-and-modulating circuit and wireless power receiver incorporating the same patent thumbnailRectifying-and-modulating circuit and wireless power receiver incorporating the same
A wireless power receiver includes a power receiving circuit wirelessly receiving power transmitted from a wireless power transmitter so as to generate an induced current, and a rectifying-and-modulating circuit including first to eighth switches and a control unit. The control unit is operable to control operation of each of the first to eighth switches between conduction and non-conduction.
11/20/14
20140344590
 Electronic device and power management method patent thumbnailElectronic device and power management method
An electronic device includes a central processing unit (cpu), a plurality of power driving circuits, and a control unit. The control unit includes a microcontroller and a storage electronically connected to the microcontroller, the microcontroller is electronically connected to the cpu and the power driving circuits.
11/20/14
20140344561
Computer
A computer host comprises a first system control chip and a control unit. The file sharing circuit comprises a second system control chip, a bus switch, a power switch and a sharing button.
11/20/14
20140344549
Digital signal processor and baseband communication device
The invention relates to a digital signal processor comprising a processor core, an integer execution unit and a number of vector execution units, said digital signal processor comprising a program memory arranged to hold instructions for the execution units and issue logic for issuing instructions. The digital signal processor comprises an issue control unit for selecting at least two execution units that are to receive and execute the same instruction at the same time, and logic for sending the instruction to said at least two execution units..
11/20/14
20140344505
Semiconductor device and method of operating the same
A semiconductor device includes a memory block including memory cells coupled to bit lines, read/write circuits each including cache latch suitable for temporarily storing data to be stored in the memory cells, wherein the read/write circuits are divided into a plurality of groups and perform a program operation to store the data in the memory cells coupled to the bit lines, and an initialization control unit suitable for initializing the cache latches of the read/write circuits of a group corresponding to the address before the data is input to the cache latches, when a program command and an address are input.. .
11/20/14
20140344458
Device and method for distributing load of server based on cloud computing
A load distribution device that distributes load of a target server is provided. The load distribution device includes a load detection unit that monitors a load amount of the target server and determines whether the load amount exceeds a predetermined critical value, a server driving unit that drives a replication server when the load amount exceeds the critical value, and a server control unit that distributes part of load to the replication server when the replication server has started to be driven.
11/20/14
20140344445
Apparatus and method for data acquisition
A data acquisition apparatus is provided. The data acquisition apparatus includes a local data storage unit; a data acquisition unit acquiring data; and a control unit storing data acquired by the data acquisition unit in the local data storage unit, wherein when stored data exceeds a predetermined capacity, the control unit transmits data to a history server, and when it is confirmed by the history server that data transmission is successful, the control unit deletes corresponding data from the local data storage unit..
11/20/14
20140344382
Communication system for providing the delivery of an e-mail message
A communication system includes a sender unit, a recipient unit and a control unit. The sender unit is adapted to generate an electronic message, to send the electronic message to the recipient unit, and to send a sending information message to the control unit indicating that the sender unit has sent the electronic message to the recipient unit.
11/20/14
20140344361
Communication traffic management
A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for managing communication traffic relaying in a multiparty communication session. In an implementation, a method may include receiving a request from a first computing device to join a multiparty communication session.
11/20/14
20140344357
Communication traffic management
A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for managing communication traffic relaying in a multiparty communication session. In an implementation, a method may include receiving a request from a first computing device to join a multiparty communication session.
11/20/14
20140344203
Neural network computing apparatus and system, and method therefor
In order to provide a neural network computing apparatus and system, as well as a method therefor, which operate via a synchronization circuit in which all components are synchronized with one system clock, and which include a dispersion-type memory structure for storing artificial neural network data, and a calculating structure for processing all neurons through time-sharing in a pipeline circuit. The neural network computing apparatus includes a control unit for controlling the neural network computing apparatus; a plurality of memory units for outputting both a connection weight value and a neuron state value; and one calculating unit for using the connecting line attribute value and neuron state value inputted from the plurality of memory units so as to calculate a new neuron state value and provide feedback to each of the plurality of memory units..
11/20/14
20140343817
Method and circuit arrangement in an electronic control unit of a motor vehicle for detecting faults
In the case of a circuit arrangement in an electronic control unit of a motor vehicle for the detection of faults in an electronically controlled drive system, which is structured in at least two levels, a first function-controlling level and a second monitoring level, both levels acquire at least the accelerator pedal position as an input signal. The first level has a driver intention determination block for determining a quantity proportional to the desired longitudinal acceleration.
11/20/14
20140343814
Sudden acceleration preventing electronic accelerator pedal and method thereof
Disclosed is a pedal module including an accelerator pedal; a pedal sensing unit; a pedal monitoring unit; and a control unit. The pedal monitoring unit determines whether an accelerating state of a vehicle is in an abnormal sudden acceleration state using abnormal sudden acceleration determination information transmitted from the pedal sensing unit, and transmits an accelerator pedal output signal to the control unit.
11/20/14
20140343810
Continuously-variable transmission and continuously-variable transmission control method
A first determining unit configured to determine whether the indicated pressure of a primary pulley pressure has become a line pressure during an up shift, an indicated pressure control unit configured to make the indicated pressure of the primary pulley pressure alone higher than the line pressure when the target shift rate is determined to be equal to or lower than a predetermined shift rate and the speed ratio is determined not to have become the target speed ratio, and an estimated time detecting unit configured to detect a predetermined time it takes until the primary pulley pressure can be regarded as being equal to the line pressure after the target shift rate is determined to be equal to or lower than the predetermined shift rate, and the indicated pressure of the primary pulley pressure is made higher than the line pressure, are provided, and the indicated pressure control unit is configured to calculate the deviation between the indicated pressure of the primary pulley pressure and indicated pressure of the line pressure after the estimated predetermined time is over, and control transmission of a continuously-variable transmission while maintaining the deviation after the predetermined time is over.. .
11/20/14
20140343802
Tractor control system
A control system for a tractor (10) fitted with two or more axles (21, 22) which carry wheels (13, 14) having pneumatic tyres and which is set up to pull an implement or trailer. The system having a display means (28) for displaying to a tractor operator tractor performance parameters and has sensors to determine the current pull force (f) applied to the implement or trailer, the current wheel load and the current tractor ground speed (v).
11/20/14
20140343783
Mobile device
A mobile device moving in a specific area including a driving unit, an environment sensing unit, a control unit and a transmittal unit is disclosed. The driving unit moves according to a first driving signal.
11/20/14
20140343779
Diagnostics method for device for controlling a motor vehicle powered by an electric motor, and associated device
The issue of the positive safety diagnosis if the signal frame is not read by the electronic control unit.. .
11/20/14
20140343778
Power conversion device
A propulsion control device is connected to each converter as a load. A carrier phase table, in which, when load states of propulsion control devices capable of being determined to be equivalent to each other are grouped in a same group, setting values of phase angles in the same group are given for each group, is provided in a phase-angle determination unit providing a desired phase angle between signal wave and carrier wave.
11/20/14
20140343775
Hybrid vehicle and control method for hybrid vehicle
A hybrid vehicle includes a differential device, a first motor, an engine, a second motor, an engagement device, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the first motor and the second motor when an engagement state of the engagement device changes, such that a first angular acceleration and a second angular acceleration reach a first target value and the second target value respectively, the first angular acceleration and the second angular acceleration being two angular accelerations of the engine, the first motor, and the second motor and to calculate the first target value and the second target value by applying a constraint condition to at least one of the first target value and the second target value..
11/20/14
20140343774
Control system for a motor vehicle having an electronic control unit by which the drive torque of a drive unit can be variably distributed, as required, on at least two axles
A control system and method are provided for a motor vehicle having an electronic control unit, by which the drive torque of a drive unit can be variably distributed, as required, to at least two axles. A drive-oriented control can be specified for the purpose of a primarily single-axle drive.
11/20/14
20140343740
Modular control system for a wind turbine or a wind power park and wind turbine or wind power park with such control system
A control system for a wind turbine or a wind power park is disclosed, comprising a plurality of control stations arranged in a hierarchical master/slave configuration using a real-time communication system, each comprising a generic control unit in the form of a fully equipped computer module and a generic power module, one of which is arranged to act as a gateway or interface for communication with other control stations one level higher or one level lower in the control station hierarchy, wherein one or more of the control stations further may comprise a dedicated control unit adapted to a specifically assigned control task and/or one or more i/o unit configured to receive inputs from and generate outputs to parts of the wind turbine outside the control system. Furthermore, a wind turbine and a wind power park comprising such a control system are disclosed..
11/20/14
20140343736
Substance control system
A system for substance control flowmeter, level meters and other sensors to determine problem events and communicate problem events to a control unit. A valve may be turned off in the event of a leak and system status may be viewed.
11/20/14
20140343734
Substance control system
A system for substance control flowmeter, level meters and other sensors to determine problem events and communicate problem events to a control unit. A valve may be turned off in the event of a leak and system status may be viewed.
11/20/14
20140343729
Arm control apparatus, arm control method, arm control program, robot, and integrated electronic circuit for arm control
In a touch panel display with an arm, a torque calculating unit calculates a torque to be loaded on a touch panel display based on a position acquired by a touch position information acquiring unit and a force acquired by a touch force information acquiring unit, and a stiffness parameter information generating unit generates information about a stiffness parameter for controlling an arm so that the position and the orientation of the touch panel display do not change based on the calculated torque. An arm control unit controls the arm based on the generated information about the stiffness parameter..
11/20/14
20140343723
Electric mover for swing away conveyor
An electric drive apparatus for attachment to a swing away auger assembly includes a bracket and drive wheel adapted to be attached to the assembly and configured to pivot an attached swing auger. An electric drive motor rotates the drive wheel, and a control circuit assembly is connected to the electric drive motor by drive wires.
11/20/14
20140343721
Transport apparatus having a measuring system and methods therefor
A transport apparatus includes a bearing assembly for transporting an article. The bearing assembly includes a support structure for receiving the article, and a plenum housing for receiving the support structure.
11/20/14
20140343698
Device control apparatus, device control method, and device control system
The storage unit stores operational sensor change information in which a controlled device, operation status of the controlled device, and change attribute of the controlled device set based on sensor information obtained by collecting a change in sensor measured value at regular time intervals, are associated with one another. The specification unit specifies a conflicting device that conflicts with the controlled device in the change attribute related to the operation status, based on the operational sensor change information.
11/20/14
20140343639
Thermal control system
A thermal control unit for delivering temperature-controlled fluid to one or more patient therapy devices (e.g. Pads, blankets, etc.) that are in contact with a patient is disclosed.
11/20/14
20140343489
Endoscope control unit with braking system
A control unit that includes a braking system for fixing the position of an endoscope tip is provided. The control system includes an up-down control knob and a right-left control knob.
11/20/14
20140343488
Nanotechnology and other small scale injectable machines with multistage external magnetic and electrostatic actuation
New nanotechnology and other small-scale devices for performing intravenous medical procedures are provided. In some aspect of the invention, a group of encapsulated injectable machines is delivered intravenously into a bloodstream via a syringe.
11/20/14
20140342878
Exercise system for shifting an optimum length of peak muscle tension
The present disclosure relates generally to exercise equipment for enabling a user to vary the effective muscle tension during the course of the performance of an exercise and, more particularly, to an exercise system for shifting an optimum length of peak muscle tension. In some embodiments, the system is an apparatus which comprises a force-generating element, e.g.
11/20/14
20140342877
Therapeutic exercise method and therapeutic exercise apparatus
The proposed apparatus and method relate to restorative sports medicine and patient rehabilitation with neurological motoric disorders. A patient is positioned in equilibrium by suspension devices for patient's body parts.
11/20/14
20140342789
Game device, game control program, and method for controlling golf game
A game device includes: a screen image generating unit that generates and displays an image of a golf course, a landing point control unit that displays a marker indicating a predicted landing point of a ball, and a shot control unit operative to control a shot. Upon receiving an input instruction for moving the position of the marker, the landing point control unit moves the position of the marker by, changing the azimuth angle of the marker in a continuous manner along with a movement of an indicated position and by changing the radius of the marker discretely, when the position of the marker is represented by a two-dimensional polar coordinate system of which the origin point is a current ball position..
11/20/14
20140342742
Guidance device, guidance system, and guidance method
A guidance device includes an audio guidance transmission unit configured to transmit audio guidance to encourage refraining from a call reoriginating operation to a caller terminal when first identification information to identify a first exchange that is in a congestion state and second identification information to identify the caller terminal are received from the first exchange, and a connection control unit configured to cause the caller terminal and a callee terminal to be connected through a second exchange that is not in the congestion state based on the received first identification information, the received second identification information, and presence or absence of the congestion state of exchanges under management.. .
11/20/14
20140342665
Communication apparatus, communication apparatus control method, and program
A communication apparatus includes a first communication unit configured to perform wireless communication in a second communication mode in which information is written into a storage unit from another communication apparatus in a first communication mode, a second communication unit which is different from the first communication unit, and a control unit configured to, in a case where a power source of the communication apparatus is turned on and a communication parameter regarding the second communication unit is stored in the storage unit, control the second communication unit to perform processing for communication connection based on the communication parameter.. .
11/20/14
20140341789
Stirring device and automatic analysis apparatus
According to one embodiment, an automatic analysis apparatus comprises a stirrer, a moving unit, a vibrating unit, and a control unit. The stirrer is configured to stir a solution mixture which includes a sample of a specimen and a reagent corresponding to a measurement item of the specimen, and is stored in a reaction cuvette.
11/20/14
20140341605
Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and transfer method
An image forming apparatus includes a transfer unit configured to transfer a toner image onto a recording medium; a power supply unit configured to output one of an alternating-current-based voltage including at least an alternating-current voltage and a direct-current voltage to the transfer unit; and a power supply control unit configured to cause the power supply unit to start switching to the alternating-current-based voltage a first time after the power supply unit stops outputting the direct-current voltage in the case that output of the power supply unit is switched to the alternating-current-based voltage, and cause the power supply unit to start switching to the direct-current voltage a second time after the power supply unit stops outputting the alternating-current-based voltage in the case that output of the power supply unit is switched to the direct-current voltage. The second time is longer than the first time..
11/20/14
20140341603
Switching control apparatus and image forming apparatus
The switching control apparatus includes a switching driving unit for turning on and off the switch, a control-purpose power supply for outputting electric power, a power transmission unit provided between the switching driving unit and the control-purpose power supply, for supplying or cutting off electric power from the control-purpose power supply to the switching driving unit, and a control unit for controlling the power transmission unit. The control unit controls the switching driving unit to turn the switch on or off, during a period in which the electric power from the power supply to the switching driving unit is cut off by the power transmission unit, or supplied from the power supply to the switching driving unit..
11/20/14
20140341601
Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and display method
An information processing apparatus includes: a total amount control unit that applies a total amount controlling process to perform correction such that a sum of density values of all pixels composing the color plane data and clear plane data becomes not larger than a certain value; a clear toner plane generating unit that generates clear toner plane data based on gloss control plane data, the clear plane data and the color plane data; a difference calculating unit that calculates a difference between the density value of a pixel of the clear toner plane data and the density value of the pixel of the clear toner plane data to which the total amount controlling process is applied, for each pixel; and a display unit that displays an inconsistent region composed of a pixel in which the difference is not smaller than a predetermined threshold.. .
11/20/14
20140341598
Information forming apparatus and image forming system
An image forming apparatus includes a medium storing portion storing a recording medium, and a storage unit that stores first size information indicating a size of the stored recording medium. A receiving unit receives print data containing image data and second size information indicating a size relating to the image data.
11/20/14
20140341555
Laser illumination device with integrated shutter
The device (1) comprises a controllable illumination module (2) comprising a laser source (3) capable of emitting a laser pulse, a controllable high-speed shutter (5), and an activatable control unit (6) which controls said illumination module (2) and said shutter (5) simultaneously, and which synchronises the generation of laser pulses by the illumination module (2) and the opening of the shutter (5) so as to move said shutter (5) into an open position, an adjustable time lag after the generation of a laser pulse, and this over an adjustable opening period, said illumination module (2) and said shutter (5) forming part of an assembly (12) having mechanical integrity.. .
11/20/14
20140341554
Drive controller, image pickup apparatus, drive control method, and storage medium
A drive controller includes a stepping motor capable of performing micro-step drive of a predetermined number of divisions by using an excitation current having a sine waveform, and a control unit configured to calculate a first drive pulse of the stepping motor to perform the micro-step drive, and the control unit is configured to change the first drive pulse to a second drive pulse depending on a ratio of a step phase of a predetermined phase region included in a range of the micro-step drive when performing the micro-step drive with the first drive pulse in a wobbling operation.. .
11/20/14
20140341356
Medical imaging system and method for providing an x-ray image
An x-ray imaging system comprises an x-ray tube (6), a ceiling suspension (2) for the x-ray tube, a detector trolley (12) with an x-ray detector (10) mounted thereon, an active sensor matrix (24), an optical indication unit (20) and a control unit (26). The active sensor matrix (24) is fixedly mounted on the ceiling suspension (2), the optical indication unit (20) is fixedly mounted to the detector trolley (12) and is adapted for emitting an optical indication (22) onto the active sensor matrix (24).
11/20/14
20140341350
Medical diagnostic imaging apparatus
According to embodiments, in a medical diagnostic imaging apparatus, an imaging unit captures a subject in a second x-ray irradiation area narrower than a first x-ray irradiation area. An x-ray image generating unit generates a first x-ray image in the first x-ray irradiation area and a second x-ray image in the second x-ray irradiation area based on an imaging result by the imaging unit.
11/20/14
20140341146
Mobile station apparatus, base station apparatus, and communication method
The present invention enables a signal containing control information to be efficiently transmitted and received between a base station apparatus and a mobile station apparatus. The mobile station apparatus includes a first control unit configured to control, for a localized epdcch which is an epdcch constituted by a resource of one prb pair, the epdcch being constituted by an aggregation of one or more ecces, a plurality of prb pairs being configured as a region to which the epdcch is to be possibly mapped, an antenna port associated with a reference signal used for demodulation of a signal mapped to a corresponding ecce constituted by a resource obtained by dividing the prb pair..
11/20/14
20140341086
Method, apparatus and system for transmitting multimedia data
The present disclosure discloses a method, apparatus and system for transmitting multimedia data. After accessing to a multimedia conference room, a client encodes multimedia data to be transmitted, and transmits the encoded multimedia data to a multi-point control unit.
11/20/14
20140340971
Semiconductor circuit and leakage current test system
A semiconductor circuit includes a test control unit configured to generate a driving activation signal and a sensing activation signal in response to a command and an address; a pad; a driver configured to drive the pad to a predetermined level in response to activation of the driving activation signal; and a sensing unit configured to compare a voltage level of the pad with a reference voltage in response to activation of the sensing activation signal, and output a sensing signal.. .
11/20/14
20140340969
Semiconductor apparatus
A semiconductor apparatus includes: a command control unit configured to generate a read strobe signal, a write strobe signal, a read command, and a write command; a clock enable signal generation unit configured to generate a read clock enable signal in response to the read strobe signal and generate a write clock enable signal in response to the write strobe signal; a clock control unit configured to generate a first control clock signal and a second control clock signal in response to an internal clock signal, the read clock enable signal, and the write clock enable signal; and a latency shift unit configured to generate a first latency signal in response to a delayed read command and the first control clock signal and generate a second latency signal in response to a delayed write command and the second control clock signal.. .
11/20/14
20140340968
Semiconductor integrated circuit
A semiconductor integrated circuit includes: a latch unit configured to latch data in response to an input control signal; and a latch control unit configured to determine whether or not any one of first and second memory areas is successively accessed, and adjust timing of the input control signal.. .
11/20/14
20140340947
Power supply device and power supply switching method
A power supply device (10) includes a plurality of constant current output circuits (14) that can supply power to a load (12). The constant current output circuit includes a pulse generation unit (20), and a pi feedback control unit (30) that performs feedback control on the pulse voltage output from the pulse generation unit.
11/20/14
20140340884
Linear solid-state lighting with readily retrofittable modular structure
A linear light-emitting diode (led) tube lamp having a readily retrofittable modular structure enables consumers or manufacturers to readily retrofit the lamp by replacing an led module or internal electronic control units that include an led driver in maintenance or lamp upgrade without hazards. The readily retrofittable modular structure includes a core assembly in each of lamp bases for easily securing or removing the electronic control unit through a mechanical securing means, and two sets of connection modules for quickly connecting and disconnecting the electronic control unit with the led module.
11/20/14
20140340808
Drive device for opening/closing body
An opening/closing-body drive device is achieved, in which a malfunction, caused by the electrical contacts of the relay switch freezing, can be reliably prevented from occurring. The control unit 60 includes a freeze determiner 61 which determines that the relay switch(es) is frozen when an opening/closing-body drive motor 27a does not drive a specified amount in accordance with opening/closing operational conditions of a back door 3 and when the temperature of the control unit 60 that is detected by a temperature detector 80 is lower or equal to a predetermined value; and a freeze releaser 62 which releases a frozen state of the relay switch(es) by intermittently supplying electric current for a predetermined number of times to the relay switch(es) without supplying a drive current to said opening/closing-body drive motor 27a, when said freeze determiner 61 determines that the relay switch(es) is frozen..
11/20/14
20140340708
High speed activation control method
An image forming apparatus includes a main control unit, a sub control unit, a main storage unit, an auxiliary storage unit, an auxiliary storage load unit, a load-program storage unit, and an external storage load unit. The auxiliary storage load unit is configured to load each of a program to be executed by the main control unit and a program to be executed by the sub control unit stored in the auxiliary storage unit from the auxiliary storage unit to the main storage unit at first activation.
11/20/14
20140340702
Printing apparatus, control method therefor, and computer-readable medium
A printing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive print data from an external apparatus, a storage unit configured to store the print data, an operation unit configured to receive an operation to be performed on the print data, a printing unit configured to print the print data when the received operation is print operation, a charging unit configured to start charging in response to the printing of the data when the printing apparatus is operating in charge mode, and a control unit configured to perform control in such a manner that the print data is deleted when the received operation is cancel operation. When the printing apparatus is operating in the charge mode, the control unit performs control in such a manner that the print data is not deleted even when the cancel operation is instructed, until print operation is received..
11/20/14
20140340699
Image forming apparatus and power supply control method
An image forming apparatus includes a power supply control unit that performs control of switching a power supply source to an auxiliary power supply that stores therein power from a main power supply when the main power supply is off, and control of switching the power supply source to the main power supply when the main power supply is on; a detection unit that detects whether the power supply source is the main power supply or the auxiliary power supply; and a mode control unit that performs control of switching between a normal mode and a power-saving mode in which power consumption is smaller than in the normal mode. The mode control unit performs control of setting a switching time to switch from the normal mode to the power-saving mode to a shorter time when the detection unit detects that the power supply source is the auxiliary power supply..
11/20/14
20140340661
Exposure apparatus and method of manufacturing article
The present invention provides an exposure apparatus which exposes a substrate, comprising a substrate stage configured to be movable while holding the substrate, a measurement unit configured to measure a height of the substrate by irradiating the substrate with light and detecting the light reflected by the substrate, and a control unit configured to control the measurement unit, wherein the control unit obtains a velocity profile of the substrate stage and decides, based on the velocity profile, a plurality of timings to perform measurement by the measurement unit to equally space a plurality of measurement portions on the substrate measured by the measurement unit in a state in which an acceleration of the substrate stage is nonzero.. .
11/20/14
20140340585
Laser projection device and laser projection method for projecting laser beams onto a projection plane
A laser projection device is described for projecting laser beams onto a projection plane, including a controllable multibeam laser diode unit; including a controllable optical deflection unit, which is designed in such a way that laser beams generated by the multibeam laser diode unit are deflected with the aid of the deflection unit; and including a control unit, which is designed in such a way that it controls the deflection unit to move laser beams deflected by the deflection unit onto a projection plane along a scanning line in such a way that different deflected laser beams run in the projection plane on the same scanning line.. .
11/20/14
20140340566
Imaging device
Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to an imaging device and method. One example of such an imaging device includes a focus imaging unit and a camera imaging unit.
11/20/14
20140340565
Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof
An image capturing apparatus comprises an imaging unit that includes imaging pixels that are arranged in a two-dimensional array and focus detection pixels arranged in part of the array of the imaging pixels, and a control unit that controls to read out pixel signals of imaging lines including the imaging pixels each configured to output a signal used for image generation, and pixel signals of focus detection lines including the focus detection pixels, wherein the control unit changes one of a thinning method and an addition method between the imaging lines and the focus detection lines.. .
11/20/14
20140340562
Image pickup apparatus, method of controlling image pickup apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium
An image pickup apparatus where a lens unit including an image pickup optical system including a focus lens is attachable, includes an image pickup element, a control unit that controls drive of the focus lens based on a focus signal, and an acquisition unit that acquires type information of the lens unit, and the control unit performs a first scanning operation of driving the focus lens in a first direction and perform a second scanning operation of driving the focus lens at a lower speed than a predetermined speed in a second direction after the first scanning operation, and determines whether to perform the second scanning operation based on the type information in a case where a drive speed of the focus lens when an in-focus position is detected based on the focus signal acquired during the first scanning operation is higher than the predetermined speed.. .
11/20/14
20140340556
Information processing apparatus
A display unit (120) displays a captured image taken by an imaging unit (110). A detection unit (130) detects an operation performed on a screen of the display unit (120).
11/20/14
20140340554
Image capturing apparatus and method of controlling the same
An image capturing apparatus including an image sensor including a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a row direction and a column direction, and readout unit for reading out pixel signals from the plurality of pixels, setting unit for setting an imaging condition and control unit for selecting one of a readout mode between thinning readout mode in which the pixel signals are read out from the plurality of pixels while thinning out the plurality of pixels and a mixing readout mode in which the pixel signals of the plurality of pixels are mixed and readout according to the imaging condition set by the setting unit.. .
11/20/14
20140340551
Counting device for reducing power consumption in binning mode and method therefor
A counting device includes a control unit sutable for generating a control signal including a first control signal and a second control signal, a first operation unit suitable for performing a logic operation for pixel signals of a pixel array and a control signal, wherein pixel signals of used column in the pixel array are transferred by using the first control signal, and pixel signals of unused column in the pixel array are blocked by using the second control signal during a binning mode operation, a second operation unit suitable for performing a logic operation for a counter clock and an output signal of the first operation unit, and a counting unit suitable for counting an output signal of the second operation unit.. .
11/20/14
20140340514
Fast optical shuttering system
The system (1) has at least one fabry-pérot cavity (3) with an adjustable gap (e), of which a gap value known as the nominal value allows a laser beam (4) of corresponding frequency to pass through said fabry-pérot cavity (3), controllable piezoelectric actuation means (5a), capable of causing said gap (e) to vary, within a range of gap values including said nominal value, and a control unit (6) to control said actuation means (5a) so that it causes the gap (e) to vary in accordance with a periodic time function.. .
11/20/14
20140340496
Imaging apparatus and imaging system
An imaging apparatus includes: a sensor unit having a light receiving unit provided with a plurality of pixels for photoelectrically converting received light to generate an electrical signal after photoelectric conversion, and capable of reading the electrical signal generated by the light receiving unit as image information; a control unit configured to control an output mode of the electrical signal on a pixel-by-pixel basis such that a pixel signal level generated by photoelectrically converting the light and a reset level of the pixels are alternately output, and configured to output the electrical signal corresponding to a specified display pattern; a signal processing unit configured to perform signal processing on the electrical signal output from the sensor unit; and a transmission unit configured to transmit a processed signal processed by the signal processing unit to outside.. .
11/20/14
20140340495
Faster state transitioning for continuous adjustable 3deeps filter spectacles using multi-layered variable tint materials
An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens.
11/20/14
20140340439
Fluid discharge device and method of controlling a fluid discharge device
A fluid discharge device, a printing device, and a control method for a fluid discharge device enable accurately detecting an empty fluid state and suppressing fluid waste. An inkjet printer 1 has an ink cartridge in which ink is stored, a subtank that draws ink from the ink cartridge, an inkjet head to which ink is supplied from the subtank, a movable carriage on which the inkjet head and subtank are mounted, an ink pump unit that draws the ink supplied to the inkjet head from the ink cartridge by movement of the carriage, and a control unit that determines if ink is in the ink cartridge based on the load required to move the carriage..
11/20/14
20140340431
Control unit, display device including control unit, and control method
A control unit (16) is provided in a display device having a plurality of pixels and controls a display signal indicating gradation of the pixels. The control unit (16) includes a gradation correction portion (16b) that determines correction values for gradation values of each of the pixels indicated by the display signal in accordance with a drive frequency of the pixels..
11/20/14
20140340429
Image display apparatus and control method therefor
An image display apparatus includes: a light-emitting unit, a light emission amount of which is variably controllable; a display unit configured to display an image by modulating, according to image data, light emitted from the light-emitting unit; and a control unit configured to control the light emission amount of the light-emitting unit according to a maximum and a minimum of a pixel value in a frame. The control unit maximizes the light emission amount of the light-emitting unit irrespective of the maximum when the minimum is larger than a first threshold..
11/20/14
20140340428
Moving image reproducing apparatus and method for controlling the same
A moving image reproducing apparatus includes a reproduction unit configured to reproduce moving image data, a display control unit configured to control a display unit to display a moving image relating to the moving image data reproduced by the reproduction unit, a detection unit configured to detect an orientation of the display unit, and a control unit configured to, if the detection unit has detected a change in the orientation of the display unit while the reproduction unit reproduces the moving image data, control the reproduction unit to start reproducing the moving image data from a reproduction position prior to a reproduction position at a point of time when the detection unit has detected the change in the orientation.. .
11/20/14
20140340425
Display control apparatus, control method of display control apparatus, and storage medium
A display control apparatus comprises a discrimination unit configured to discriminate a feature of an image group based on a relation between images that belong to the image group; a determination unit configured to determine a display form for the image group according to the feature discriminated by the discrimination unit; and a display control unit configured to cause the image group to be displayed in the display form determined by the determination unit.. .
11/20/14
20140340415
Image processing apparatus and method
An image processing apparatus includes a physical property parameter acquisition unit and a texture control unit. The physical property parameter acquisition unit is configured to acquire a physical property parameter on a subject in an image.
11/20/14
20140340384
Display device and display system with power-saving mechanism
A display device includes an image receiving unit, a power-saving control device, a display control unit, and a backlight module control unit. The power-saving control device judges whether or not received frames are still for a predetermined time.
11/20/14
20140340356
Input device
An input device includes a control unit configured to have a first threshold value for a signal intensity, a second threshold value lower than the first threshold value, and a third threshold value for a fluctuation in a coordinate within a predetermined time, wherein the third threshold value has a predetermined range, and in the control unit, in a case where the signal intensity exceeding the first threshold value is obtained or a case where the signal intensity is situated between the first threshold value and the second threshold value and the fluctuation in a coordinate falls within the range of the third threshold value, an operation is recognized as the operation for the operation screen.. .
11/20/14
20140340352
Inputting device
An inputting device includes: a coordinate inputting unit in which multiple capacitance detection units are arranged, and at which an operating body performs a close proximity operation; a capacitance measurement unit that measures an electrostatic capacitance of each capacitance detection unit and outputs the measured electrostatic capacitance as a measurement signal; and a control unit that controls the capacitance measurement unit, associates the measurement signal with coordinate information on the capacitance detecting unit, obtains and calculates the associated measurement signal, calculates, and, outputs a control signal, in which the control unit determines attention coordinates, compares a value of the measurement signal of the determined attention coordinates and each value of the measurement signals of the multiple pieces of coordinate information adjacent to the attention coordinates, and, detects the attention coordinates as an operating point at which an operating body performs the close proximity operation.. .
11/20/14
20140340342
Information processing device
Input unit (120) detects contact with or approach of an object. Based on a result of the detection of input unit (120), mode setting unit (130) sets the operation mode of information processing device (100) to a first operation mode or a second operation mode.
11/20/14
20140340288
Display device
A display device includes: a pixel array unit with pixel circuits disposed in matrix form, the pixel circuit including a driving transistor, an electro-optic element, a storage-capacitor, and a sampling transistor, with the electro-optic element emitting light by generating a driving current based on information stored in the storage-capacitor at the driving transistor to be applied to the electro-optic element; and a control unit, of which the output stage includes a buffer transistor, to output a pulse signal for driving the pixel array unit from the buffer transistor; wherein the pixel array unit and the control unit are formed with long laser beam irradiation to be scanned in the vertical direction; and with the control unit, buffer transistors for outputting a pulse signal for sampling to an input video signal to each signal line are arrayed in a column in the longitudinal direction of the laser beam irradiation.. .
11/20/14
20140340224
System and method for monitoring dust level of fans
A system for monitoring dust level of a plurality of fans of a server includes a data processing control unit, a number of fans, and a plurality of sensing units. Each of the fans is connected to the data processing control unit.
11/20/14
20140340062
Single-stage solar-photovoltaic power conversion circuitry
A dc-to-dc power converter includes an input to receive an input voltage and an input current from a solar panel, an output to provide an output voltage and an output current, and a single-stage switched-mode power-conversion circuit, coupled between the input and the output, to convert the input voltage and input current to the output voltage and output current in accordance with a control signal. The dc-to-dc power converter also includes a sense-and-control unit to sense the input voltage, input current, output voltage, and output current, and to generate the control signal based at least in part on one or more of the sensed input voltage, input current, output voltage, and output current..
11/20/14
20140340026
Input-output circuit
A power supply detection circuit detects power feeding to a vbus terminal from the outside. A charger detection circuit detects the kind of charger by monitoring voltages of a dp terminal and a dm terminal.
11/20/14
20140340019
Inverter and method of controlling same
An inverter is provided. The inverter includes a current providing unit providing a first axis current and a second axis current to an induction motor; a revolutions per minute (rpm) measuring unit measuring the rpm of the induction motor; and a control unit changing the second axis current according to the measured rpm..


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