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Internal voltage generating circuit capable of controlling swing width of detection signal in semiconductor memory…

Internal voltage generating circuit capable of controlling swing width of detection signal in semiconductor memory…

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Control device and storage medium

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12/18/14
20140373102
 Server device, content distribution control device, and content distribution system patent thumbnailnew patent Server device, content distribution control device, and content distribution system
A smartphone provides a content to a client device that displays the contents on a screen. The smartphone includes a gyro sensor and a control unit.
12/18/14
20140372942
 Chronology providing method, chonology providing apparatus, and recording medium containing chronology providing program patent thumbnailnew patent Chronology providing method, chonology providing apparatus, and recording medium containing chronology providing program
A method for providing chronologic information that is generated by placing one or more pieces of related information according to information about elapsed time is provided. The method includes the steps of obtaining, by an obtaining unit, (i) basic information associating pieces of the related information with the information about time indicating positions on the chronologic information and (ii) information indicating a display form of the chronologic information; and providing, by a control unit, the chronologic information to a user by displaying the chronologic information in a display unit based on the information indicating a display form of the chronologic information by using the basic information..
12/18/14
20140372791
 Interface control circuit, memory system, and method of controlling an interface control circuit patent thumbnailnew patent Interface control circuit, memory system, and method of controlling an interface control circuit
Disclosed is an interface control circuit including an error detection unit, an error correction unit, and an adjustment control unit. The error detection unit is configured to detect whether an error occurs in error correction coded data transmitted via an interface.
12/18/14
20140372780
 Power supply device patent thumbnailnew patent Power supply device
In a power supply device, the bridge circuit is configured by connecting, in parallel, a plurality of series circuits of an inverse-parallel connection circuit of a semiconductor switch and a diode. A control unit controls switching of a semiconductor switch so that a voltage v between ac terminals becomes zero voltage in equal periods α before and after a center point shifted from one zero crossing point in one cycle of the input current by a compensation period (angle) β calculated from a voltage applied to a resonance circuit constituted by the power receiving coil and a resonance capacitor cr and an induced voltage of the power receiving coil, and becomes a positive-negative voltage whose peak value is the voltage vo between dc terminals in other periods..
12/18/14
20140372742
 Computer system and startup method patent thumbnailnew patent Computer system and startup method
A computer system comprising a plurality of computers on which a plurality of operating systems run, wherein a memory stores a first hardware control unit, wherein a storage device stores a first os image, a second os image, a second hardware control unit for executing start processing of the second os, and an address rewrite unit, wherein the second hardware control unit includes a start unit for starting the second hardware control unit, wherein the address rewrite unit which is started by the first os is configured to: obtain an address of a storage area, in which address data to be rewritten is stored, as a target address, rewrite the address data stored in the storage area corresponding to the obtained target address and start the start unit, wherein the start unit is configured to start the second hardware control unit by using the rewritten address data.. .
12/18/14
20140372680
 Embedded storage and embedded storage system patent thumbnailnew patent Embedded storage and embedded storage system
Provided are an embedded storage and an embedded storage system. The embedded storage includes a flash memory control unit, a host interface unit, and at least one off-chip flash memory interface unit.
12/18/14
20140372658
 Multiple transaction data flow control unit for high-speed interconnect patent thumbnailnew patent Multiple transaction data flow control unit for high-speed interconnect
Methods, apparatus, and systems, for transporting data units comprising multiple pieces of transaction data over high-speed interconnects. A flow control unit, called a kti (keizer technology interface) flit, is implemented in a coherent multi-layer protocol supporting coherent memory transactions.
12/18/14
20140372612
 Information processing device, information processing method, and program patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing device, information processing method, and program
There is provided an information processing device including an obtaining unit configured to obtain, from a user terminal, developer identification information, and access control information for controlling whether or not one or more functions possessed by the information processing device are permitted to be executed, the developer identification information and the access control information being related to an application program possessed by the user terminal, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a developer of the application program indicated by the developer identification information is a developer who has made an advance request for authorization for use, and a control unit configured to control execution of at least a portion of the one or more functions based on the access control information, based on the result of the determination by the determination unit.. .
12/18/14
20140372494
 Gate driver circuit patent thumbnailnew patent Gate driver circuit
A gate driver circuit includes several shift register stages. One of shifter register stages includes a pull-up unit, a pull-up control unit, and an output unit.
12/18/14
20140372068
 Fault detection apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Fault detection apparatus
A fault detection apparatus according to an embodiment is provided with a measurement unit, a memory unit, a control unit, and a display unit. The measurement unit measures a first time period taken until a reflection signal reflected on a fault of a test apparatus is received after a first signal is transmitted to the test apparatus.
12/18/14
20140372013
new patent Engine starting device and engine automatic stop and restart control device
An engine starting device is provided with a battery, a starter motor, an inrush current limit circuit and a control unit. The inrush current limit circuit has a resistor and a bypass relay connected in parallel.
12/18/14
20140372006
new patent Indirect tire pressure monitoring systems and methods using multidimensional resonance frequency analysis
Embodiments relate to an indirect tire pressure monitoring systems (tpms) and methods that utilize anti-lock braking system (abs) sensed signals coupled to circuitry and/or controllers to process the sensed signals using a multidimensional resonance frequency analysis (mrfa) technique. In some embodiments, additional information from other sensed signals or stored data settings for non-tire variables and parameters can be incorporated into the mrfa.
12/18/14
20140372003
new patent System and methods for limiting standing start acceleration control using driver monitoring system (driver attention monitor)
The present invention includes a system for limiting the acceleration of a vehicle. The system is operable to determine when the driver of the vehicle is not paying attention and upon making this determination, the system limits the available acceleration of the vehicle.
12/18/14
20140371969
new patent Information provision apparatus and information provision method
An information provision apparatus including: a provision control unit (40, 30) configured to provide a vehicle passenger with energy replenishment information relating to energy replenishment of a vehicle-driving energy supply source (20) that is capable of storing regenerative energy regenerated from rotational energy of a vehicle wheel, when a remaining energy amount of the energy supply source (20) falls below a determination reference value; and a modification unit (40) configured to modify a provision condition that is a condition on which the provision control unit (40, 30) provides the energy replenishment information, so that after the energy replenishment information is once provided when the remaining energy amount falls below the determination reference value, the energy replenishment information is less likely to be provided than before the energy replenishment information is once provided.. .
12/18/14
20140371966
new patent Vehicle guidance device and vehicle guidance method
Disclosed is a vehicle guidance apparatus that can easily guide a vehicle in the vicinity of a power supply section to the power supply unit by guiding the vehicle along a path of travel to the power supply unit without employing image data. In this device, a power supply efficiency calculation unit calculates the power supply efficiency, which is the efficiency with which power is received from the power supply unit by the charging unit.
12/18/14
20140371916
new patent Servo control device
A servo control device includes a coarse-movement reference model unit calculating a coarse-movement model position by performing predetermined filter computation based on a position command; a coarse-movement follow-up control unit controlling the coarse-movement shaft motor such that a coarse-movement-shaft motor position follows the coarse-movement model position based on the coarse-movement-shaft motor position provided from the coarse-movement shaft motor and the coarse-movement model position; an integrated reference model unit calculating an integrated model position by performing predetermined filter computation based on a position command; and a fine-movement follow-up control unit controlling the fine-movement shaft motor such that a fine-movement-shaft motor position follows a fine-movement model position based on the fine-movement-shaft motor position provided from the fine-movement shaft motor and the fine-movement model position obtained from the integrated model position and the coarse-movement model position.. .
12/18/14
20140371899
new patent Track control apparatus
A track control apparatus includes an interpolation/acceleration and deceleration calculating unit that interpolates a commanded route and calculates a post-acceleration and deceleration interpolation route, an axis distributing unit that generates a position command for each movable axis from the post-acceleration and deceleration interpolation route, a servo-response calculating unit that calculates a servo response to the position command, a tangential-direction-servo-response calculating unit that obtains a tangential direction servo response from the post-acceleration and deceleration interpolation route, a reference-point generating unit that obtains a reference point from the tangential direction servo response, a position-vector correcting unit that corrects the position command for each movable axis to output a post-correction position command for each movable axis, and a servo control unit that outputs motor driving torque such that each movable axis follows the corresponding post-correction position command.. .
12/18/14
20140371871
new patent Control of limb device
The invention refers to the area of control of a limb device in the form of an artificial limb for a human or a robot limb. In particular, the invention is related to a control unit for electrically controlling an electrically controllable limb device, the limb device comprising a plurality of actuators, the control unit comprising a first interface for connecting the control unit to the limb device, the control unit comprising a second interface for connecting the control unit to a data gathering device comprising one or more sensing devices, the control unit comprising a processing unit which is arranged for controlling the limb device at least based on data gathered by the data gathering device, wherein the control unit is arranged for outputting one single control action step to the actuators of the limb device calculated by the processing unit based on a first data or data combination received from the data gathering device, and the control unit is arranged for outputting a plurality of control action steps to the actuators of the limb device calculated by the processing unit based on a second data or data combination received from the data gathering device, the second data or data combination being different from the first data or data combination, the plurality of control action steps inducing a more complex automatic movement of the limb device that the one single control action step.
12/18/14
20140371823
new patent Antenna buffer layer for an electromagnetic control unit
A unit for wirelessly transmitting power to an implant unit configured to be located in a subject's body is provided. The unit may include a flexible carrier including an adhesive backing configured for attaching the unit to skin of the subject, an antenna associated with the flexible carrier, the antenna being configured to wirelessly transmit power to the implant unit in response to a signal applied to the antenna, and a buffer layer disposed on the flexible carrier at a position to be between the antenna and the skin of the subject when the carrier is attached to the skin of the subject, the buffer layer being configured to establish an air gap between the skin of the subject and the antenna..
12/18/14
20140371817
new patent Remote monitoring and updating of a medical device control unit
A medical device control unit is provided. The control unit may include a communications interface, a memory, and at least one processing device.
12/18/14
20140371811
new patent Apparatus and method for spinal cord stimulation to treat pain
A spinal cord stimulation device having a stimulation unit for generation and delivery of stimulation pulses, a control unit for controlling the stimulation unit with respect to stimulation intensity and an autonomic nervous system (“ans”) sensing unit that is configured to generate ans indicating signals that represent an increased sympathetic tone or an increased parasympathetic tone, respectively. The control unit is configured to control the intensity of respective stimulation pulses depending on a respective ans indicating signal as generated by said ans sensing unit..
12/18/14
20140371802
new patent Flexible control housing for disposable patch
A medical device control unit is provided. The control unit may include at least one processing device, a circuit electrically coupled to the at least one processing device, and a flexible housing configured to contain the at least one processing device and the circuit.
12/18/14
20140371761
new patent Portable stand-alone device, particularly suitable for use in surgery, micro-component handling and the like
The invention relates to a portable stand-alone device (1), particularly suitable for use in surgery, micro-component handling and the like. The invention comprises: a micro-tool that can be removably coupled to a main casing (3); and actuation means for handling the micro-tool (2), associated with servomotors.
12/18/14
20140371696
new patent Component module for a reduced pressure treatment system
A reduced pressure treatment system includes a control unit having a control system and a reduced pressure source. The reduced pressure treatment system further includes a manifold unit in fluid communication with the reduced pressure source and a component module to augment treatment.
12/18/14
20140371635
new patent Monitoring a sleeping subject
Apparatus and methods are described, including apparatus for use with a subject who shares a bed with a second person. A motion sensor detects motion of the subject and motion of the second person, and generates a motion signal in response thereto.
12/18/14
20140371623
new patent Electrophysiology-based cochlea dead region detection apparatus and information provision method for detecting cochlea dead region using the same
An apparatus for objectively detecting a cochlea dead region based on electrophysiology and an information provision method for detecting a cochlea dead region using the apparatus. A cochlea dead region detection apparatus including a control unit is also disclosed.
12/18/14
20140371535
new patent Imaging device and endoscope apparatus including the same
A wide dimming dynamic range and high dimming resolution are obtained without causing a variation in the amount of received light due to pulse illumination light in each line of an imaging element. An imaging device includes a light source emitting light by pulse driving, a light source control unit controlling the amount of emitted light by performing pulse modulation driving of the light source, and an imaging unit including an imaging element, in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed in a horizontal and vertical direction, and performs imaging by driving the imaging element using a rolling shutter method.
12/18/14
20140371533
new patent Endoscope device and endoscope system
The present invention is capable of setting a program corresponding to each programmable device for the programmable devices. This endoscope device and endoscope system are provided with: programmable devices performing processing in accordance with programs; and a rewrite control unit which transmits unique information which is specific to the programmable devices to an external storage device retaining the programs, receives the program corresponding to the unique information from the external storage device, and sets the received programs to the programmable devices..
12/18/14
20140370985
new patent Game providing device, system and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing game program
A system according to an embodiment includes a game progress control unit configured to control progress of a game, a screen output unit configured to output a game screen containing a path area in which a path of a puzzle game is formed to a terminal device, a placement unit configured to place a path object that functions as part of the path on the basis of advancement of turns in the path area according to an instruction from the player, a moving unit configured to advance the turns to move the moving object according to a predetermined rule, and a determination unit configured to determine whether the moving object has reached a goal point.. .
12/18/14
20140370940
new patent Battery control system, battery pack, electronic device and charger
A plurality of battery cells (100) are connected in series to each other. A temperature measurement unit (300) measures temperatures of two or more battery cells (100).
12/18/14
20140370877
new patent Communication control apparatus, mobile station, and communication control method
A communication control apparatus includes a communication quality determining unit, a rank value calculating unit, and a download control unit. The communication quality determining unit acquires wireless communication qualities of a plurality of mobile stations.
12/18/14
20140370628
new patent Substrate processing apparatus, semiconductor device manufacturing method, substrate processing method, and recording medium
According to the present disclosure, it is possible to prevent particles from being generated and to improve substrate processing quality. A substrate processing apparatus includes cassette mounting unit on which process substrate cassette and dummy substrate cassette are mounted, the process substrate cassette being configured to accommodate a plurality of process substrates, and the dummy substrate cassette being configured to accommodate a plurality of dummy substrates, process chamber configured to process the process substrates and the dummy substrates, substrate support unit installed within the process chamber and provided with a plurality of substrate mounting portions where the process substrates and the dummy substrates are mounted, transfer unit configured to transfer the process substrates and the dummy substrates between the cassette mounting unit and the process chamber, and control unit configured to control substrate processing and to transfer processing of the process substrates and the dummy substrates..
12/18/14
20140369888
new patent Humidity determining device and environmental tester including the same
A humidity determining device 20 includes first and second humidity determining sensors 17, 18 and a control unit 21. When the first and second humidity determining sensors 17, 18 react with a chemical substance, the humidity determining performance of the first humidity determining sensor 17 and the humidity determining performance of the second humidity determining sensor 18 change with time at different amounts of change.
12/18/14
20140369854
new patent Method for controlling a pump arrangement
The invention relates to a method for controlling a pump arrangement comprising a pump (2) having a motor (7) and a control unit (6), said motor (7), when the pump (2) is in an active state and the motor (7) is driven in a first direction, being associated with a load factor that corresponds to an operating condition of the pump arrangement; the pump arrangement also comprising means for monitoring at least one operating parameter from which the load factor of the motor (7) can be derived. The method comprises the steps of determining a real value of said at least one operating parameter, determining if an externally applied force is acting on the motor (7) to such an extent that an operating condition detrimental to the pump arrangement is initiated, effecting a state shift from the active state to an inactive state of the pump (2) if an operating condition detrimental to the pump arrangement is initiated, the state shift comprising that the control unit (6), immediately after a detrimental operating condition is initiated, abruptly breaks the driving of the motor (7) in said first direction..
12/18/14
20140369813
new patent Fan motor control unit
A fan motor control unit includes sensor units that each detect a rotational position of the fan motor, a switching unit that selectively connects each of stator coils of the fan motor to a rectifier circuit, a current sensor that detects a current flowing in the fan motor, and a switching control unit that advances, in the case where the current detected by the current sensor exceeds a threshold, a energization timing from the rectifier circuit to the stator coils with respect to the energization timing applied while the current detected by the current sensor is lower than the threshold, on the basis of the rotational position detected by the sensor units.. .
12/18/14
20140369705
new patent Image forming apparatus employing touchdown developing method
An image forming apparatus includes an image carrier, a developer carrier, a toner carrier, a bias voltage control unit, and a detection unit. The developer carrier carries a developer layer.
12/18/14
20140369704
new patent Image forming apparatus with developing unit separable from photosensitive member
An image forming apparatus includes: a scanning unit configured to scan a photosensitive member with light; a developing unit configured to develop a latent image; a driving unit configured to cause the developing unit to come into contact with the photosensitive member or to be separated from the photosensitive member; and a control unit configured to let the scanning unit perform a preparation operation, in order for the scanning unit to form the latent image. The developing unit is separated from the photosensitive member while the preparation operation of the scanning unit is performed, and the control unit is configured to start, before the preparation operation of the scanning unit is completed, controlling the driving unit to bring the separated developing unit into contact with the photosensitive member..
12/18/14
20140369690
new patent Wavelength-division multiplexing (wdm) optical fiber network system
A wavelength-division multiplexing (wdm) optical fiber network system is disclosed, which comprises a signal provider generating at least one set of wavelength signals of a plurality of different wavelengths and coupled to a plurality of modulation modules. The modulation modules respectively coupled to a user receiver.
12/18/14
20140369522
new patent Sound-output-control device, sound-output-control method, and sound-output-control program
A sound-output-control device including an acquisition unit which acquires an anaerobic threshold, a reception unit which receives an input about exercise intensity, a calculation unit which calculates a value indicating a target heart rate of a user on the basis of the acquired anaerobic threshold and the received exercise-intensity input, a detection unit which detects a value indicating the current tempo of a physical exercise done by the user, and a control unit that controls a sound output on the basis of a result of a comparison of the target heart-rate value calculated by the calculation unit and the current physical-exercise-tempo value detected by the detection unit, so as to lead a heart rate of the user so that the heart rate of the user attains the target heart rate is provided.. .
12/18/14
20140369490
new patent Communication apparatus, method of controlling the same and storage medium
A communication apparatus has an off-hook detection function, and has a first electric power supply for supplying electric power to a telephone control unit for controlling a telephone apparatus, and a second electric power supply for supplying electric power to an off-hook detection unit for detecting an off-hook of the telephone apparatus. The apparatus causes the off-hook detection unit to detect an off-hook of the telephone apparatus when, from a first power mode, a second power mode, in which electric power consumption is less than in the first power mode, is transitioned into..
12/18/14
20140369359
new patent Communication device and communication control method
A communication device is included in an ad hoc network in a reactive routing scheme. The communication device includes a receiving unit, a selecting unit, and a transfer control unit.
12/18/14
20140369140
new patent Internal voltage generating circuit capable of controlling swing width of detection signal in semiconductor memory apparatus
An internal voltage generating circuit capable of controlling a swing width of a detection signal in a semiconductor memory apparatus is provided. The internal voltage generating circuit of a semiconductor memory apparatus includes an internal voltage level detecting unit configured to compare an internal voltage with a target voltage and then generate a detection signal, and an internal voltage level control unit configured to control the internal voltage based on a voltage level of the detection signal, wherein the internal voltage level detecting unit is configured to control a swing width of the detection signal based on a voltage difference between the internal voltage and the target voltage..
12/18/14
20140369110
new patent Semiconductor memory device and semiconductor package
A semiconductor memory device includes: a memory unit including a first memory sub region including a first memory cell and a second memory sub region including a second memory cell; a temperature information obtaining unit that obtains temperature information; a temperature estimation unit that estimates a first temperature of the first memory sub region and a second temperature of the second memory sub region based on the temperature information; a first sub region control unit that controls the first memory sub region based on the first temperature; and a second sub region control unit that controls the second memory sub region based on the second temperature.. .
12/18/14
20140369109
new patent Semiconductor memory device and memory system including the same
A semiconductor memory device includes a plurality of word lines each of which are connected to a plurality of memory cells, a row control unit suitable for sequentially activating and precharging a word line corresponding to a target address and a predetermined (n) number of adjacent word lines during a target activation mode, and a mode exit control unit suitable for counting the number of activation operations by the row control unit during the target activation mode to determine whether or not to exit from the target activation mode.. .
12/18/14
20140369106
new patent Semiconductor device with fuse array and operating method thereof
A semiconductor device includes a fuse array for storing normal fuse data and pattern data through a programming operation, a boot-up control unit suitable for generating an enable signal for enabling an output of the pattern data, and a pattern detection unit suitable for detecting a pattern of the pattern data in response to the enable signal, and generating a detection signal. The fuse array outputs the normal fuse data in response to the detection signal..
12/18/14
20140369086
new patent Power supply apparatus and image forming apparatus
The power supply apparatus includes a transformer, a switch element that drives a primary side of the transformer, and a control unit that controls a drive frequency of the switch element, wherein when a state of driving the switch element at a first drive frequency is shifted to a state of driving the switch element at a second drive frequency lower than the first drive frequency, the control unit turns on the switch element at a first timing in which a displacement amount of the transformer caused by the drive of the transformer becomes a first displacement amount and at a second timing in which the displacement of the transformer becomes a second displacement amount smaller than the first displacement amount.. .
12/18/14
20140369043
new patent Control interface module
The present invention relates to a control interface module (200) adapted to receive a lighting module (100) and to be fitted to a holder (300) by means of at least one fixating element provided through the control interface module (200) and into the holder (300), wherein the holder (300) comprises electrical connecting elements (308) for providing electrical power to the lighting module (100) and mechanical connecting elements (104, 104′, 104″) for fixating the lighting module (100), wherein the control interface module (200) comprising an inner surface(202) having at least one recess (204) matching a recess (304) arranged in the holder (300), wherein the at least one recess (204) is configured to receive a corresponding protruding portion (104) of the lighting module (100), a control signal input interface (214) adapted to receive at least one wire adapted to convey a control signal from a control unit, and a control signal output interface (216) adapted to receive a control signal connector (108) of the lighting module (100) and to provide the control signal to the lighting module (100).. .
12/18/14
20140368964
new patent Ignition system
An ignition system including: a first control unit configured to generate a high voltage that is to be supplied to a spark plug at a secondary winding of an ignition coil by applying and then cutting off a primary current to a primary winding of the ignition coil; a second control unit configured to cut off electric power supplied from the secondary winding to the spark plug by energizing the primary winding after the first control unit cuts off the primary current; a re-energizing current measuring unit configured to measure a re-energizing current energizing the primary winding by the second control unit; and an energizing period determining unit configured to determine an energizing period during which the primary current is applied to the primary winding by the first control unit, corresponding to the re-energizing current measured by the re-energizing current measuring unit.. .
12/18/14
20140368883
new patent Storage image data in association with registration information representing a communication device
An image information storage device is configured such that, when an output control unit makes the output unit output an image represented by first image data stored in an image data storage, the output control unit makes the output unit also output the registration information which has been associated with the first image data, or when the output control unit makes the output unit output first registration information stored in the registration information storage unit, the output control unit makes the output unit also output an image represented by image data which has been associated with first registration information. Further, when there is an input specifying association of the first registration information stored in the registration information storage unit with second image data, the registration control unit associates the first registration information with the first image data and the second image data, and stores in the registration information storage unit..
12/18/14
20140368881
new patent Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
An information processing apparatus which has a display device includes a display control unit and a launching unit. The display control unit may cause the display device to display a device management screen corresponding to an image processing apparatus.
12/18/14
20140368871
new patent Image forming system, image forming apparatus, remote control apparatus, and recording medium
A remote control apparatus for remotely controlling an image forming apparatus includes a display unit configured to display an operation screen for remotely controlling the image forming apparatus, an activation unit configured to activate a handwriting input application that is installed in the remote control apparatus in a state where image data for displaying a keyboard screen as the operation screen is received from the image forming apparatus, and a display control unit configured to display a handwriting input screen on the display unit, the handwriting input screen being an input screen for the handwriting input application activated by the activation unit.. .
12/18/14
20140368861
new patent Information processing apparatus and recording medium
An information processing apparatus includes: a first acquisition unit that acquires, as a first mode, a security mode of a first execution process regarding a print preview application called from a first application; a second acquisition unit that acquires a security mode of a printer driver as a second mode, when a print preview is executed through the printer driver, based on a print preview instruction given in a second application; a determination unit that determines identity of security levels regarding both the modes of the first mode and the second mode; and an operation control unit that, when the security levels of both the modes are different from each other, activates a second execution process which is different from the first execution process and is an execution process of the print preview application, to execute the print preview.. .
12/18/14
20140368855
new patent Image forming apparatus, method for controlling the same, and program
An image forming apparatus includes a first detection unit that detects an object in a first region, a second detection unit that detects an object in a second region larger than the first region, a control unit that, if the first detection unit detects an object in the first region, shifts the image forming apparatus from a power-saving state to a normal power state, a display unit that displays information indicating a state of the image forming apparatus, and a power control unit that, when the state of the image forming apparatus is an error state, supplies power to the display unit if the second detection unit detects an object in the second region and, when the state of the image forming apparatus is not the error state, supplies power to the display unit if the first detection unit detects an object in the first region.. .
12/18/14
20140368854
new patent Image forming apparatus, control method for image forming apparatus, and storage medium
An image forming apparatus makes printing performed for maintenance by a service engineer charge-free, and prevents a print method for the service engineer from being used by a user. The image forming apparatus includes an input unit configured to input an image, a print unit configured to print the image input by the input unit, and a control unit configured to control the image input by the input unit to be output to the print unit and update a charging counter when the image forming apparatus operates in a first operation mode, and configured to control a specific pattern image to be superimposed on the image input by the input unit and the image with the superimposed specific pattern image to be output to the print unit without updating the charging counter when the image forming apparatus operates in a second operation mode..
12/18/14
20140368853
new patent Printing apparatus, control method of printing apparatus, and storage medium
To shift a printing apparatus to a state capable of restarting a post-process according to completion of a job even if the post-process is interrupted by the job, a holding unit holds a job for which a printing request was accepted; a printing unit prints an image on a sheet by executing the held job; a transportation unit transports the image-printed sheet to a post-processing apparatus; a post-processing unit causes the post-processing apparatus to perform the post-process to the sheet; and a control unit executes, when a new job is accepted while the printing apparatus is operating in a mode of casing the post-processing apparatus to perform the post-process to the sheet inserted by a user, the new job before the held job and shifts the printing apparatus to the mode after the new job and before the held job.. .
12/18/14
20140368851
new patent Image reading apparatus, erasing apparatus and image reading method
In accordance with one embodiment, an image reading apparatus comprises a conveyance section, a reading section, a flexible unit and a control section. The conveyance section conveys a sheet along a conveyance path.
12/18/14
20140368796
new patent Ophthalmologic apparatus, and method of controlling the same
There is provided an electric joystick for an ophthalmologic apparatus which exhibits a relatively small difference from operation of a manual joystick when performing alignment of an ophthalmologic apparatus. An ophthalmologic apparatus including an inspection unit which images or measures part of an eye to be inspected, a driving unit which moves the inspection unit, and an operation knob tiltable in an arbitrary direction includes a detection unit which detects a detected amount corresponding to the operation force applied to the operation knob in a case where the tilt angle of the operation knob tilted from a non-tilt position exceeds a predetermined angle, and a control unit which drives the driving unit in accordance with the detected amount detected by the detection unit..
12/18/14
20140368791
new patent Ophthalmologic apparatus and control method for ophthalmologic apparatus
Provided is an ophthalmologic apparatus capable of performing an alignment operation between an eye to be inspected and an inspection unit, the ophthalmologic apparatus including: an inspection unit configured to obtain inspection information of an eye to be inspected; a base unit including a support member configured to determine a holding position of the eye to be inspected; an operation unit configured to operate movement of the inspection unit with respect to the base unit in accordance with an operation amount; a moving unit configured to move the inspection unit in accordance with the operation amount input from the operation unit; a detection unit configured to detect a position of the inspection unit with respect to the base unit; and a control unit configured to control an amount related to movement of the inspection unit corresponding to the operation amount based on a detection result of the detection unit.. .
12/18/14
20140368729
new patent Imaging apparatus, camera system, and control method
An imaging apparatus includes an operation unit and a control unit to perform photographing using an illumination apparatus capable of automatically driving a movable unit, including a light emitting unit, for changing an irradiation direction of the light emitting unit. The operation unit receives an instruction to start a photographing operation.
12/18/14
20140368695
new patent Control device and storage medium
There is provided a control device including a focus control unit configured to perform control so as to sequentially bring multiple subjects within a captured image into focus, and a recording control unit configured to perform control in response to a trigger from a user so as to record, onto a storage medium, captured images of the multiple subjects sequentially brought into focus by the focus control unit.. .
12/18/14
20140368679
new patent Electronic device, imaging device, image reproduction method, image reproduction program, recording medium with image reproduction program recorded thereupon, and image reproduction device
An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.. .
12/18/14
20140368677
new patent Actuator driving device, control method for same, and imaging apparatus
An actuator driving device drives an actuator connected to an output terminal. The control unit of the actuator driving device includes a pwm delay time setting unit, a first duty ratio setting unit, and a second duty ratio setting unit.
12/18/14
20140368675
new patent Communication apparatus, control method, and program
A communication apparatus includes a first communication unit configured to communicate in a bidirectional communication mode for performing bidirectional message communication with an apparatus at the other side and in another mode for accepting an access to a predetermined storage area from the apparatus at the other side, a control unit that has an active mode having a first power consumption and an inactive mode having a lower power consumption than the first power consumption, and a detection unit configured to detect that the control unit is in the inactive mode, wherein when the control unit is in the inactive mode, and the first communication unit performs the bidirectional communication mode with a communication partner, and a predetermined service is designated by the communication partner, the first communication unit communicates information according to the predetermined service designated by the communication partner while the control unit is in the inactive mode.. .
12/18/14
20140368650
new patent Integrated 3d audiovisual threat cueing system
An integrated audiovisual threat warning system configured to detect a threat, estimate a relative location of origin of the threat with respect to a host platform with which the system is associated, and to warn an occupant of the host platform of the threat. The system includes an audio processor configured to receive a warning tone, geo-spatial coordinate data from the host platform, and the estimated relative location of origin of the threat, and to process the warning tone based on the geo-spatial coordinate data and the direction information to generate a directional audio warning signal.
12/18/14
20140368627
new patent System for display of visual material to the visually impaired
The invention relates to a system for the display of a visual material, in particular an aid system for the visually impaired, comprising a camera to depict the visual material and a screen for controlled display of the material. The system also comprises a control unit, comprised of a user interface set up to communicate one or more commands to the system, where the commands include indication of at least one unique position for the visual material, and a communication part to communicate instructions to a camera, said instructions comprise given positions for the visual material, and where the camera comprises a control part that controls the camera to provide an image of the chosen visual material at the given positions..
12/18/14
20140368616
new patent Image pickup apparatus
An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup unit; a first connection unit that allows a stereoscopic shooting interchangeable lens and an ordinary shooting interchangeable lens to be selectively attached thereto so that an image of a subject can be formed on the image pickup unit; a second connection unit that allows a finder including two display units corresponding to a right eye and a left eye, the finder being capable of displaying a plurality of images, and a finder including a single display unit, the finder being capable of displaying a single image, to be selectively attached thereto; and a display control unit that controls display of an image picked up by the image pickup unit on the finder, based on at least one of information on the interchangeable lens connected to the first connection unit and information on the finder connected to the second connection unit.. .
12/18/14
20140368605
new patent Remote conference control method, terminal equipment, mcu, and video conferencing system
A remote conference control method, a terminal equipment, a multipoint control unit (mcu), and a video conferencing system, where the method includes: when a conference joining terminal receives pause conference indication information sent by a multipoint control unit mcu during a process of a video conference, disabling, by the conference joining terminal according to the received pause conference indication information, a media channel of the conference joining terminal, saving channel parameters, and entering a standby or hibernation state; when the conference joining terminal receives resume conference indication information sent by the mcu, enabling, by the conference joining terminal according to the received resume conference indication information and the saved channel parameters, the media channel of the conference joining terminal, and resuming a working state.. .
12/18/14
20140368559
new patent Liquid crystal display device
A liquid crystal display device includes: a first image signal generating unit for acquiring an image signal and for generating a first image signal in which at least a part of the pixel drive values are reduced; a second image signal generating unit for acquiring the image signal and for generating a second image signal in which at least a part of the pixel drive values are increased; a display signal selection unit for selecting one of the first image signal and the second image signal as a display signal; and a polarity control unit for controlling a polarity of the display signal. The polarity control unit inverts the polarity of the display signal.
12/18/14
20140368558
new patent Image display apparatus and method of controlling same
An image display apparatus includes: a light-emitting unit having a plurality of light sources capable of controlling emission brightness individually; a display unit that displays an image on a screen; and a control unit that controls the respective emission brightnesses of the respective light sources according to images of regions on the screen corresponding to the respective light sources. When a difference between an image of a subject frame and an image of a past frame earlier than the subject frame is caused from movement of a predetermined object, the control unit suppresses the emission brightness of a light source corresponding to an image region of the subject frame brighter than that of the past frame from changing from the emission brightness of a light source corresponding to this image region of the past frame..
12/18/14
20140368554
new patent Stereoscopic image encode device and method, and stereoscopic image decode device and method
According to an embodiment, a stereoscopic image encode device encodes a stereoscopic image displayed on a display device including a light control unit capable of controlling directions of light beams and including a display for emitting light beams from sub-pixels through the light control unit. The stereoscopic image encode device includes a determining unit, a generating unit, and an encoding unit.
12/18/14
20140368542
new patent Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, print medium, and print-media set
There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image that shows a real object including a primary recognition target and a secondary recognition target, and a control unit configured to set an augmented reality space associated with the image on the basis of image recognition of the primary recognition target, and configured to decide an augmented reality object to be arranged in the augmented reality space depending on the secondary recognition target that is recognized on the basis of the image recognition of the primary recognition target.. .
12/18/14
20140368541
new patent Information display apparatus and information display method
An information display apparatus includes an image pick-up unit configured to picking up an image, a display unit configured to display the image picked up by the image pick-up unit, a first correcting unit configured to correct the image picked up by the image pick-up unit to generate a first image, a second correcting unit configured to correct the image picked up by the image pick-up unit to generate a second image, a recognizing unit configured to recognize the second image generated by the second correcting unit, and a display control unit configured to display an additional information according to a result of the recognition performed by the recognizing unit with superimposing the additional information on the first image generated by the first correcting unit on the display unit.. .
12/18/14
20140368476
new patent Furniture system with integrated display and low-voltage connectivity
Furniture systems are provided with integrated media presentation devices, such as a display panel, where internal connections between the media presentation devices and internal components for signal and power delivery are provided via low-voltage cables, and where the integrated media devices are connectable to an external computing or media content delivery device. In some embodiments, a mobile media access and control unit is provided that may be removably interfaced with a media presentation device in a low-voltage furniture system for displaying media content and optionally for sourcing power, where the mobile media access and control unit includes a plurality of media inputs for receiving media content from a plurality of computing devices, and a mechanism for selectively delivering media content from one of the computing devices to the media presentation device within the furniture system in response to input from a user..
12/18/14
20140368456
new patent Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program
An information processing apparatus may include a control unit to control processing on an operation object, where an operation right of the operation object is given to a user, displayed on a display unit based on detection of a user from at least one information signal input to the apparatus from outside of the apparatus.. .
12/18/14
20140368420
new patent Display apparatus and method for controlling same
The display apparatus comprises: a light-emitting unit; a display unit; a determination unit configured to determine, for each of the plurality of light sources of the light-emitting unit, a target brightness based on a brightness of an image to be displayed in an area corresponding to the light source; a first detection unit configured to detect a first block in which a predetermined object is displayed; a second detection unit configured to detect a second block in which no moving object is displayed; a correction unit configured to correct a target brightness of a light source corresponding to a third block, which is a first block and which is a second block, on the basis of target brightnesses of surrounding light sources; and a control unit configured to control an emission brightness of each light source to the target brightness.. .
12/18/14
20140368418
new patent Timing controller for liquid crystal panel and timing control method thereof
A timing controller for a liquid crystal panel and a timing control method thereof are provided. The timing controller includes a timing control unit for analyzing an input signal to generate a system state transition voltage (stv) signal and a base stv signal, and the timing control unit outputs a base trigger signal and a switch trigger signal having asynchronous frame rates to a select unit at the same time.
12/18/14
20140368410
new patent Communication system and information processing device
An information processing device includes a display control unit configured to display data in an area formed in a display unit connected to the information processing device, a display data acquiring unit configured to acquire the display data displayed in an operation reception area or an entire area, which is a target of receiving an operation by a user, an area forming unit configured to form a render reception area so as to be superposed on the operation reception area, a render receiving unit configured to receive rendering with respect to the render reception area, a render data acquiring unit configured to acquire render data rendered in the render reception area, a render data combining unit configured to combine the display data with the render data, and a data sending unit configured to send, to a terminal, the display data with which the render data has been combined.. .
12/18/14
20140368330
new patent Mobile body communication device and travel assistance method
A mobile communication device is provided in a mobile object, and is capable of providing turn collision prevention support, so as to prevent a collision with another mobile object at a risk of collision when the mobile object turns. The mobile communication device includes: a communication unit for receiving information that includes information indicating a signal indication of a traffic signal; and a control unit for determining a notification mode to provide a predetermined notification to draw an attention via a notification unit when turning.
12/18/14
20140368328
new patent Vehicle state display apparatus and method
A vehicle state display apparatus includes: a sensor unit configured to sense a state and information of a vehicle, including vehicle speed; a cluster control unit configured to receive the state and information of the vehicle, sensed by the sensor unit, and display the received state and information; an avn (audio-video navigation) control unit configured to receive the state and information of the vehicle from the cluster control unit; and an avn display unit configured to display the state and information of the vehicle according to control of the avn control unit.. .
12/18/14
20140368320
new patent Drip tray
This invention relates to a wall mountable drip tray (1) of the type comprising a mounting plate (5) for mounting the drip tray to a wall, a liquid reservoir (7) extending forwardly from the mounting plate and in which the wall mountable drip tray further comprises monitoring equipment (9) including a proximity sensor (8) for detecting an individual or equipment in the vicinity of the drip tray. The monitoring equipment further comprises a transceiver for communicating with one or more of a remote control unit (23), a fixed network unit (35) and a mobile network unit (37) of a monitoring system (21).
12/18/14
20140368223
new patent Capacitance measurement device and electronic device thereof
A capacitance measurement device for measuring the capacitance of a measured capacitor includes a charging control unit for charging the measured capacitor; a discharging control unit for discharging the measured capacitor; a voltage converting circuit coupled to the measured capacitor, for converting a voltage signal on the measured capacitor into a value that represents the capacitance of the measured capacitor; wherein in a first period, one of the charging control unit and the discharge control unit charges/discharges the measured capacitor and in a second period after the first period, the other one of the charging control unit and the discharge control unit discharges/charges the measured capacitor.. .
12/18/14
20140368214
new patent Electric cable wear control system
A system including: a cable including: a core capable of transporting at least one useful electric signal; a sheath surrounding said core; at least one conductive wear detection strand embedded in the sheath and substantially extending along the entire length of the cable; and at least one reference conductive element which is not connected to said at least one wear detection strand and substantially extends along the entire cable length; and a control unit capable of measuring the capacitance or the resistance formed between said at least one strand and the reference conductive element.. .
12/18/14
20140368187
new patent Control circuit, and power generation device having the same
A control circuit 1 for determining a phase sequence of a power generator includes a frequency control unit, a cycle obtaining unit, a determination unit, and an output-supply control unit. The frequency control unit controls a frequency of a sensor signal synchronous with an operation of the power generator, and the cycle obtaining unit obtains a cycle of the sensor signal whose frequency is controlled by the frequency control unit.
12/18/14
20140368155
new patent Smart vehicle rescue battery apparatus
A smart vehicle rescue battery apparatus includes a battery unit, a first switch unit, a second switch unit, a third switch unit, a fourth switch unit, a control unit and a voltage polarity detection unit. The first switch unit and the fourth switch unit are turned on, when the connection between the first switch unit and the third switch unit is judged to be a positive pole and when the connection between the second switch unit and the fourth switch unit is judged to be a negative pole.
12/18/14
20140368151
new patent Numerical control unit having function to smoothly change feed speed when override is changed
A commanded speed is acquired by a command program analysis unit, an override is acquired by an override input unit, and the override before input is changed in steps by a stepwise override change unit to the override that is input, in a predesignated time or by a predesignated change amount, and outputs the override changed as an actual override. The actual override is acquired by a speed operation unit in an interpolation cycle from the stepwise override change unit and the commanded speed is multiplied by the actual override to calculate a feed speed..
12/18/14
20140368149
new patent Electronic device
An electronic device for controlling and/or regulating a drive unit includes a memory configured to make available at least two at least partially different control parameter sets which are each usable to at least one of control and regulate one of at least two drive units. The electronic device further includes a control unit which is configured to select one of the at least two parameter sets of the memory unit as a function of at least one operating parameter of the drive unit..
12/18/14
20140368142
new patent Vehicle including rotating electric machine, inverter, and electronic control unit; and control method for the same
A vehicle including an ac rotating electric machine, an inverter, and an electronic control unit is provided. When an overcurrent abnormality occurs, i.e., phase current of a motor-generator exceeds a permissible value, in a high rotational speed region, the electronic control unit performs control (upshift control) for shifting up an automatic transmission provided between the motor-generator and driving wheels, or control (neutral control) for bringing the transmission into a released state, so as to reduce the rotational speed of the motor-generator.
12/18/14
20140368133
new patent Electric working machine
An electric working machine including: a motor; a driving unit configured to be driven by the motor; a trigger switch configured to allow rotation of the motor; a power supply unit configured to supply electric power to the motor; and a control unit configured to control rotation of the motor, characterized in that: the electric working machine further comprises a switching element configured to perform short-circuiting between terminals of the motor to apply electronic braking, wherein the control unit is configured to perform adjustment of the braking by controlling the switching element when stopping the motor.. .
12/18/14
20140368128
new patent Active capacitor circuit
The present invention relates to an active capacitor circuit (40) for use in a driver device for driving a load (22), in particular an led unit comprising one or more leds (23). Further, the present invention relates to a driver device comprising such an active capacitor circuit.
12/18/14
20140368122
new patent Method and circuit arrangement for operating light-emitting means, with beat avoidance
The invention relates to an operating circuit for illuminants, in particular one or more led sections (17), comprising an actively clocked pfc circuit (11), which can be supplied by an ac voltage (uac) and optionally also a dc voltage (udc) and the output voltage of which is directly or indirectly supplied through the illuminant (17) to a unit (19) for generating a pwm-modulated current. The operating circuit also has a control unit (16) that detects a residual ripple in the voltage (upfc) in the supply chain before (18a), in (18b) or after (18c) the pfc circuit (11) and causes the frequency of the pwm modulation of the current through the illuminant (17) to be selected as a function of the frequency of the residual ripple..
12/18/14
20140368115
new patent Lighting device, method of controlling the same, and lighting system
A lighting device which includes: a light source; a receiving unit which receives a control signal from outside the lighting device via wireless communication; and a control unit which causes the light source to emit light according to the control signal received by the receiving unit. When the receiving unit receives, from the outside the lighting device via the wireless communication, a test signal different from the control signal and for determining a state of the wireless communication, the control unit calculates a packet error rate of the test signal received by the receiving unit and causes the light source to emit light such that an emission state is changed according to a communication quality of the wireless communication determined based on at least the calculated packet error rate..
12/18/14
20140368055
new patent Power supply device, communication terminal device, and non-contact power transmission method
A power supply apparatus including a near-field wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with a plurality of communication terminals, a power transmission unit that sets a plurality of resonance frequencies to transfer power in a non-contact manner to each of the plurality of communication terminals, and a control unit that determines a priority level of each of the communication terminals based on identification information received from the communication terminals and determines an amount of power transmitted at each of the resonance frequencies based on the determined priority levels.. .
12/18/14
20140368030
new patent Appliance insert connection interface for an aircraft galley
An electrical connection interface system for a galley insert or appliance for an aircraft galley includes a high level interface configured to be electrically connected with an appliance power and control unit or galley power and control unit. In a presently preferred aspect, the galley insert or appliance may be an oven, refrigerator or chiller..
12/18/14
20140368027
new patent Method for operating a brake system for motor vehicles, and brake system
A system and method for operating a brake system for motor vehicles, includes a master brake cylinder actuated by a brake pedal and separably connected to at least one hydraulically acutuatable wheel brake by at least one brake circuit, a hydraulically operable pedal travel simulator is connectable to the master brake cylinder, an electrically controllable pressure provision apparatus is separably connected to the brake circuit, and an electronic open-loop and closed-loop control unit. Upon brake pedal actuation, a pressure of the pressure provision apparatus is applied to the brake circuit in a first operating mode and the pressure of the master brake cylinder is applied to the brake circuit in a second operating mode.


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