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Power supply and image forming apparatus

Actuator system and operating method for an actuator system

Multi-beam laser scanning system and method

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07/17/14
20140201798
 Video multiplexing apparatus, video multiplexing method, multiplexed video decoding apparatus, and multiplexed video decoding method patent thumbnailnew patent Video multiplexing apparatus, video multiplexing method, multiplexed video decoding apparatus, and multiplexed video decoding method
A video multiplexing apparatus includes: a control unit which determines first decode/display time information and second decode/display time information for each picture in video data and for each encoding unit of first media data; a video packet generating unit which appends the first and second decode/display time information for the picture to encoded data of the video data; and a media packet generating unit which appends the first and second decode/display time information for the encoding unit to encoded data of the first media data. The first decode/display time information is used when the decoding unit of the video data is a picture, and the second decode/display time information is used when the decoding unit is a sub-picture.
07/17/14
20140201554
 Power source management device, power source management method, and computer-readable recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Power source management device, power source management method, and computer-readable recording medium
A management server includes a storage unit that stores therein destination physical machine information capable of identifying a physical machine serving as a destination candidate of a certain virtual machine that operates on any one of a plurality of physical machines. The management server includes a control unit that performs the following control.
07/17/14
20140201550
 Apparatus, method, and system for adaptive compensation of reverse temperature dependence patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus, method, and system for adaptive compensation of reverse temperature dependence
Described herein are an apparatus, method, and system for adaptive compensation for reverse temperature dependence in a processor. The apparatus comprises: a first sensor to determine operating temperature of a processor; a second sensor to determine behavior of the processor; and a control unit to determine a frequency of a clock signal for the processor and a power supply level for the processor according to the determined operating temperature and behavior of the processor, wherein the control unit to increase the power supply level from an existing power supply level, and/or reduce frequency of the clock signal from an existing frequency of the clock signal when the operating temperature is in a region of reverse temperature dependence (rtd)..
07/17/14
20140201544
 External storage device and driving method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent External storage device and driving method thereof
An external storage device comprises a plurality of hard disks, a bridging control unit, a connecting port and a voltage converter circuit. The bridging control unit is coupled to the hard disks and ingrates the hard disks into a redundant array of independent disks.
07/17/14
20140201475
 Information processing system and method of controlling the same patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing system and method of controlling the same
An information processing system in which a plurality of information processing apparatuses are connected with each other, wherein each information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store data according to each destination information processing apparatus, and a transmission control unit configured to transmit data to be transmitted in the same transmission direction and with the same number of hops collectively among the data stored in the storage unit.. .
07/17/14
20140201439
 Storage device and storage method patent thumbnailnew patent Storage device and storage method
According to an embodiment, a storage device includes a plurality of memory nodes and a control unit. Each of the memory nodes includes a storage unit including a plurality of storage areas having a predetermined size.
07/17/14
20140201420
 Transmission interface system with detection function and method patent thumbnailnew patent Transmission interface system with detection function and method
A transmission interface system includes a connector; a detecting unit, a control unit, a chipset and a resetting unit. The connector includes lots of transmission interfaces.
07/17/14
20140201259
 Method and apparatus of using separate reverse channel for user input in mobile device display replication patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus of using separate reverse channel for user input in mobile device display replication
A method of controlling media content between a portable device and a head control unit. A first link is initiated for transmitting control signals between a control client and a control server.
07/17/14
20140201256
 Appliance control system and method patent thumbnailnew patent Appliance control system and method
A system and method to control an appliance using a computing device, such as a smartphone. The system may have one or more computing devices (each with a control client) and one or more appliances that communicate over a backend control unit to allow a user with the computing device to virtually control the appliance..
07/17/14
20140201175
 Storage apparatus and data compression method patent thumbnailnew patent Storage apparatus and data compression method
A storage apparatus includes a data storage unit, management information storage unit, compression judgment unit, and compression control unit. The data storage unit stores the data of files.
07/17/14
20140200887
new patent Sound processing device and sound processing method
A sound processing device includes a noise suppression unit configured to suppress a noise component included in an input sound signal, an auxiliary noise addition unit configured to add auxiliary noise to the input sound signal, whose noise component has been suppressed by the noise suppression unit, to generate an auxiliary noise-added signal, a distortion calculation unit configured to calculate a degree of distortion of the auxiliary noise-added signal, and a control unit configured to control an addition amount by which the auxiliary noise addition unit adds the auxiliary noise based on the degree of distortion calculated by the distortion calculation unit.. .
07/17/14
20140200857
new patent Body movement amount measuring apparatus
An activity meter includes a body movement detecting unit, a display unit, a target activity amount acquiring unit, an accumulated activity amount calculation unit, an excess activity amount calculation unit, a converted value calculation unit that calculates a converted value representing an excess amount of activity by dividing burned calories corresponding to the excess amount of activity by a unit calorie count, where a standard calorie count of a predetermined food is the unit calorie count, and a display operation control unit that controls a display operation of the display unit such that the display unit displays a measurement result using the converted value.. .
07/17/14
20140200795
new patent Engine control device of working machine, and engine control method for the same
An engine control device is provided including a detection unit for detecting the operating state of a working machine; a no-load maximum speed computation unit for computing a no-load maximum speed being an engine speed to be increased to the maximum upon a load of the working machine being released, based on the operating state; a target matching speed computation unit for computing a target matching speed being an engine speed to be increased upon a load being applied to the working machine, separately from the no-load maximum speed, based on the operating state; a target engine output computation unit for computing target engine output el that can be outputted to the maximum, based on the operating state; and an engine control unit for controlling the engine speed between the no-load maximum speed and the target matching speed under a restriction of the target engine output.. .
07/17/14
20140200793
new patent System and method for determining and displaying a fuel-equivalent distance-per-energy consumption rate
A method and system for determining and displaying a rate corresponding to the distance travelled by a vehicle per an amount of fuel-equivalent energy consumption, and more particularly for determining and displaying a number of miles or kilometers travelled per a gallon or a liter of total fuel and fuel-equivalent non-fuel energy consumed. The system includes an electronic control unit, an engine, a fuel controller, a battery, a battery management and control unit and a display.
07/17/14
20140200787
new patent Vehicle dynamics control device
A vehicle dynamics control device includes a control unit that executes braking/driving torque control based upon vehicle information that includes operation input information and vehicle dynamics information. The operation input information includes a lateral motion operation index pertaining to a lateral motion operation executed to generate a lateral motion in the vehicle; the vehicle dynamics information includes a longitudinal acceleration generated in the vehicle and a lateral motion index indicating a lateral motion occurring in the vehicle; and the control unit determines a handling assurance acceleration limit with a maximum longitudinal acceleration value that assumes a substantially linear proportional relationship with the lateral motion operation index and the lateral motion index over a range in which the lateral motion operation index assumes a value equal to or less than a predetermined value or the lateral motion index assumes a value equal to or less than a predetermined value..
07/17/14
20140200785
new patent Tire localization systems and methods in tire pressure monitoring systems
Embodiments relate to a control unit comprising a data input to receive wheel rotation data from each of a plurality of fixed wheel rotation sensors associated with a wheel of a vehicle and acceleration samples from a plurality of wheel units. The control unit includes a processor to localize each of the plurality of wheel units to a particular wheel of the vehicle from a joint processing of the wheel rotation data and the acceleration samples..
07/17/14
20140200757
new patent Onboard system, electronic key system, and control unit
An onboard system includes a switch arranged on a vehicle at a location allowing for a user to operate the switch from outside the vehicle. A control unit allows for a vehicle power supply to be switched off if an operation performed on the switch is detected when a power supply plug is connected to a charge inlet..
07/17/14
20140200756
new patent System and method for optimizing the storing of vehicular energy
A system for storing electrically a regenerative energy of a vehicle is provided. The system includes a first energy storage device, a second energy storage device, an energy regulating device coupled to the first and second energy storage devices, a source of regenerative power configured to capture a regenerative energy during a regenerative power event of the vehicle, and a control unit coupled to the energy regulating device.
07/17/14
20140200714
new patent Display control device, display control method, computer program product, and communication system
A control system, a control method and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium cooperate to assist control for an autonomous robot. An interface receives recognition information from an autonomous robot (22), said recognition information including candidate target objects to interact with the autonomous robot (22).
07/17/14
20140200689
new patent Quantum computer and quantum computing using ising model
For each pair of a plurality of slave lasers b for which injection synchronization is performed by a master laser m, by controlling the intensity of light exchanged between two slave lasers b and an optical path length between the two slave lasers b using a slave-to-laser intensity control unit ia and an inter-slave laser optical path length control unit ip, the magnitude and the sign of pseudo ising interaction jij between the two slave lasers b are implemented. After the plurality of slave lasers b arrive at a steady state, by measuring relative values of the oscillation phases of the plurality of slave lasers b with respect to the oscillation phase of the master laser m by using an oscillation phase measuring unit pm, pseudo ising spins σi of the plurality of slave lasers b are measured..
07/17/14
20140200044
new patent Communication control device, communication control method, and communication control system
Provided is a communication control device including an information acquisition unit acquiring first information concerning a position a guard area for a first wireless communication system and second information concerning a position of a master node of a second wireless communication system which is secondarily operated using a frequency channel used by the first wireless communication system, a determination unit determining, using the first information and the second information acquired by the information acquisition unit, whether or not an interval between a reference point of the first wireless communication system and the master node meets a condition which depends on a width of the guard area and a communication distance assumed for the second wireless communication system, and a control unit causing the second wireless communication system to be operated with a given transmission power if the determination unit determines the interval meets the condition.. .
07/17/14
20140200019
new patent Core network apparatus, radio base station, mobile terminal, mobile communication system, and operation control method
A core network apparatus (1) in a mobile communication system, includes a control unit (101) that, when a resource utilization rate of the own apparatus falls below a predetermined threshold, makes a transition to an mme utilization promotion state and transmits, to a radio base station (2), an mme promotion start message (111) for encouraging a terminal (3) to perform a communication. When the network utilization rate is low, it is possible to improve the utilization rate by transmitting the mme promotion start message, which is a utilization promotion message..
07/17/14
20140199863
new patent Power supply connection structure device
The present invention relates to a power supply connection structure device, a manufacturing method thereof and a circuit connection method. The device, which is used to connect an electrical appliance to a power supply, includes a live wire and neutral wire connection unit and a control unit, the control unit is switched between an activation state and an idle state, when the control unit is in the idle state, the live wire and neutral wire connection unit is not connected to the power supply; and when the control unit is in the activation state, the control unit connects the live wire and neutral wire connection unit to the power supply, thus, by using the control unit, the power supply connection structure device is safe to use, is waterproof and prevents individual from electric shock..
07/17/14
20140199788
new patent Floating substrate monitoring and control device, and method for the same
Disclosed is a process tunnel (102) through which substrates (140) may be transported in a floating condition between two gas bearings (124, 134). To monitor the transport of the substrates through the process tunnel, the upper and lower walls (120, 130) of the tunnel are fitted with at least one substrate detection sensor (s1, .
07/17/14
20140199085
new patent Image forming apparatus and colorimetric apparatus
When a colorimeter is colorimetrically measuring a test pattern, a control unit controls a motor such that the colorimeter and a facing member are closer to each other. A recording material on which the test pattern has been formed is brought into contact with the colorimeter.
07/17/14
20140199084
new patent Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and image forming method
Provided is an image forming system wherein an image forming apparatus and another apparatus respectively including operation/display units are connected with each other via a network, and a remote operation of the image forming apparatus is enabled via the operation/display unit of the other apparatus, including a control unit for managing a state of the image forming apparatus, wherein when an alarm event occurs in the image forming apparatus during the remote operation, the control unit changes a display content of the operation/display unit of the image forming apparatus on which the alarm event has occurred to a first display form, and changes a display content of the operation/display unit of the other apparatus to a second display form which is different from the first display form.. .
07/17/14
20140199075
new patent Apparatus and method for controlling multicarrier light source generator
An apparatus and method for controlling a multicarrier light source generator are provided. The apparatus includes n-light source input units configured to input light sources to a multicarrier light source generator that generates multicarrier light sources at a frequency interval of f [hz], and a control unit configured to adjust the frequency interval of the multicarrier light sources generated from the multicarrier light source generator, by adjusting a frequency interval between the light sources input from the n-light source input unit as f/n [hz]..
07/17/14
20140198997
new patent Information processing apparatus, method, and program
An information processing apparatus includes a first storage unit which stores coded data obtained by coding image data; a second storage unit, storage capacity of which is smaller compared to that of the first storage unit, data reading and writing speeds of which are higher compared to those of the first storage unit; and a control unit which receives the coded data, and stores the coded data on the first storage unit when a data length of the received coded data is longer compared to a predetermined threshold value, or stores the coded data on the second storage unit, reads the coded data in units of data length which is longer compared to the threshold value from the second storage unit, stores the coded data on the first storage unit when the data length of the received coded data is shorter compared to the predetermined threshold value.. .
07/17/14
20140198988
new patent Image processing device and image processing method
An image processing device includes a control unit which controls a read out of a reference image which is referred to when performing motion compensation on an image, with a range based on a maximum value of a motion amount in a vertical direction of a motion vector of the image as a target; and a motion compensation processing unit which performs motion compensation on the image using the motion vector and the reference image which is read out according to the control by the control unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198970
new patent Edge detection device and edge detection method
An edge detection device includes: an image capturing mechanism configured to image-capture an edge of an optical joining block; and a control unit configured to control the image capturing mechanism, wherein the control unit: determines, based on image data of the edge, whether a plurality of regions included in the edge have a defective region including a defect or a non-defective region including no defect; determines whether or not first regions which are included in the plurality of regions and is determined to be the non-defective region satisfy a first condition; calculates a first straight line based on the first regions; and determines the first straight line as a position of the edge when the first regions has satisfied a first condition.. .
07/17/14
20140198896
new patent Adapting a scan motion in an x-ray imaging apparatus
According to one embodiment, the x-ray apparatus comprises an x-ray source adapted to emit an x-ray beam, a detector adapted to receive the x-ray beam of the x-ray source, wherein the x-ray source is adapted to be moved in relation to a first portion of the x-ray apparatus, wherein the detector is adapted to be moved in relation to a first portion of the x-ray apparatus, the x-ray apparatus further comprising a control unit for controlling the movement of the x-ray source and detector, wherein the x-ray source and the detector are adapted to rotate in relation to a first portion of the x-ray apparatus, wherein further the x-ray beam is directed essentially towards the detector during the movement of the x-ray source and the detector.. .
07/17/14
20140198884
new patent Communication system with frequency synthesis mechanism and method of operation thereof
A communication system includes: a frequency synthesizer, configured to reference a radio frequency (rf) signal, in a device including: a ring oscillator with track-and-hold circuit electrically connected to a reference clock, a bank of comparators, electrically connected to the ring oscillator with track-and-hold circuit, configured to measure a coarse timing, and an analog-to-digital converter, electrically connected to the ring oscillator with track-and-hold circuit, configured to generate a fine timing; a communication interface, electrically connected to the frequency synthesizer, is configured to receive a device transmission; and a control unit, electrically connected to the communication interface, is configured to display a receiver data from the a radio frequency (rf) signal.. .
07/17/14
20140198760
new patent Method for transferring informational data
A method for transferring informational data in a passenger transportation device is provided. The passenger transportation device, comprises an informational system having output units, on which information, is output to the passengers.
07/17/14
20140198743
new patent Radio communication system, base station device, mobile station device, radio communication method, and integrated circuit
In a radio communication system in which a mobile station device and a base station device communicate with each other, power of a signal from the mobile station device to the base station device is efficiently controlled. When a finally received dci format for pusch is a dci format 0 or a dci format 4 in which two transport blocks are enabled, a scheduling unit (1013) notifies, to a transmission power control unit (1015), that δpower-offset is 0.
07/17/14
20140198547
new patent Multilevel inverter
There is provided a multilevel inverter capable of easily perform balancing of voltages by way of controlling switching of voltage dividing based on an offset between voltages divided by capacitors of a voltage dividing circuit. The multilevel inverter includes: a voltage dividing unit including a plurality of capacitors for dividing an input direct current (dc) voltage; an inverter unit switching the divided dc voltages to output a predetermined alternating current (ac) voltage; and a control unit providing a control signal for controlling switching of the inverter unit based on an offset between the voltages divided by the plurality of capacitors..
07/17/14
20140198541
new patent Power supply and image forming apparatus
The power supply includes a transformer, a first switching element for performing a switching operation of turning on and off a voltage input to a primary side of the transformer, a second switching element to be connected to a secondary side of the transformer so as to be turned on and off in accordance with a voltage generated in the secondary side of the transformer, and a control unit for controlling an operation of the first switching element so that an output voltage of the secondary side of the transformer becomes a predetermined voltage. A conductive state period of the second switching element is adjusted to be longer as a frequency of the switching operation of the first switching element is higher..
07/17/14
20140198465
new patent Display device
A display device includes a display panel that can be switched to a plane state or a bent state, and the curvature of the display panel can be easily controlled. The display device includes a display panel configured to display an image and a bend control unit located in the rear of the display panel.
07/17/14
20140198406
new patent Storage device, sweep operation control method and sweep operation control program
A storage device which includes a plurality of magnetic disk drives has a storage unit that stores, for each of the plurality of magnetic disk drives, information of whether or not the magnetic disk drive is incorporated in a redundant structure, a specifying unit that specifies, among the plurality of magnetic disk drives, a plurality of magnetic disk drives which have a redundant structure on the basis of the information stored in the storage unit, and a control unit that controls, for the plurality of magnetic disk drives specified by the specifying unit, an execution timing of sweep operation in which a head smoothes a lubricant material such that the sweep operation is executed for a single magnetic disk drive at a time.. .
07/17/14
20140198365
new patent Multi-beam laser scanning system and method
A multi-beam laser scanning system comprising a laser, a beam splitter, a first scanning unit, a second scanning unit, and a control unit is disclosed herein. The laser is used for generating an initial laser beam.
07/17/14
20140198338
new patent Power supply apparatus, image forming apparatus, power supply method, and program
A power supply apparatus includes a display control unit configured to display external devices allowed to receive power from the power supply apparatus, an input reception unit configured to receive, from a user, an input for selecting an external device as a power supply target from among the displayed external devices, and a power supply target device identification unit configured to identify the selected external device as a power supply target.. .
07/17/14
20140198337
new patent Power supply apparatus and image forming apparatus
The power supply apparatus includes a first power supply unit for outputting a first voltage; a second power supply unit for outputting a second voltage different from the first voltage; a switch unit operating with the first voltage, which is disposed in a power supply path connecting to the second power supply unit, for supplying and shutting down power to the second power supply unit; a detection unit for detecting that a predetermined voltage or higher is supplied to the first power supply unit; and a control unit for controlling the switch unit to stop the output of the first voltage from the first power supply unit, when the detection unit detects that the predetermined voltage or higher is supplied to the first power supply unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198334
new patent Printer and information managing system
A printer includes: a print unit performing a printing operation; and a control unit having an operating system and a device driver installed in an operating system layer, a first application installed in an application layer other than the operating system layer so as to transmit and receive information to and from the print unit through the device driver, a transmission information acquiring module installed in the operating system layer so as to acquire transmission information which is information based on the information transmitted and received between the first application and the print unit through the device driver, and a second application installed in the application layer so as to receive the transmission information and to output processing information which is information based on the input transmission information.. .
07/17/14
20140198249
new patent Control apparatus and imaging system
A control apparatus includes a control unit configured to control a cycle from a first irradiation start timing to a second irradiation start timing to be shorter than a cycle of each of first and second picture periods. The first irradiation start timing is a timing at which a light source device starts radiating pulsed illumination light in the first picture period in which an image pickup device performs reading.
07/17/14
20140198192
new patent Display device and display control method
To appropriately prevent the occurrence of a burn-in phenomenon during a display of a video in which an osd screen is superimposed on a video screen. By appropriately moving the position for displaying an osd screen when the osd screen is displayed on a video screen in a superimposed manner, a burn-in phenomenon is prevented from occurring in a menu background area of the osd screen or a boundary portion between a menu background area and a menu phrase.
07/17/14
20140198153
new patent Ink jet printing apparatus
An ink jet printing apparatus prints an image by employing a print head capable of ejecting ink from ejection ports. The printing apparatus comprises a cap configured to cover the ejection ports, a valve configured to open and close an atmospheric communicating portion that communicates an inside of the cap and the atmosphere, a suction unit configured to generate a suction force, and a control unit.
07/17/14
20140198144
new patent Backpressure control unit, liquid ejecting head, and liquid ejecting apparatus
A backpressure control unit that introduces a liquid from an external liquid holding unit and supplies the liquid to a main head unit for ejecting the liquid via a nozzle opening includes a flow channel member having an introduction channel, a valve member, and a supply channel, and a cover that that combines a base portion and a cover portion and houses the flow channel member therewithin. This provides a backpressure control unit that improves yields by absorbing discrepancies in properties of backpressure control valves to the greatest extent possible while at the same time making it possible to change designs in a flexible manner..
07/17/14
20140198141
new patent Image display apparatus
An image display apparatus, including: a light source which emits coherent light; a spatial modulation element which diffracts the coherent light by displaying a diffraction grating pattern corresponding to an input image and which displays a virtual image by the diffracted light; and a control unit which calculates a total brightness representing a sum total of brightnesses of all pixels of the input image, and controls at least one of the light source and the spatial modulation element in such a manner that, if the total brightness has decreased, the virtual image is displayed at a lower brightness than a reference virtual image displayed when the input image is used directly.. .
07/17/14
20140198123
new patent Image display apparatus and method for controlling the same
The present invention resides in an image display apparatus for displaying an image on the basis of image data; the image display apparatus comprising light emitting unit having a plurality of light sources for performing light emission that can be independently controlled respectively; setting unit which sets light emission control blocks for controlling one light source or the plurality of light sources with a common brightness; brightness determining unit which determines the light emission brightness of each of the light emission control blocks on the basis of the image data; and control unit which controls the light emission of the light emitting unit for each of the light emission control blocks in accordance with the light emission brightness determined by the determining unit; wherein the setting unit sets a size of the light emission control block of the light emitting unit depending on an amount of motion of the image.. .
07/17/14
20140198102
new patent Apparatus and method for generating medical image
Disclosed herein are a medical image generation apparatus and medical image generation method that realistically display an object or inner tissues of the object. The medical image generation apparatus includes a sample image extractor configured to extract a sample image from an original image containing color information of an object, a color gamut modeler configured to model a color gamut of the sample image to have a predetermined shape, a 2d color map generator configured to generate a 2d color map based on the modeled color gamut, a volume data generator configured to generate 3d volume data based on a sectional image of inner tissues of the object, and a control unit configured to generate a 3d color medical image by applying values of the 2d color map to a 3d grayscale medical image acquired by volume rendering of the 3d volume data..
07/17/14
20140198079
new patent Interactive projector system and method
An interactive image projecting device that projects an image onto a display surface and controls the projected image based upon movement of the image projecting device or the detection of another image. The image projecting device includes a projector that generates an image from a control unit.
07/17/14
20140198065
new patent Display control device, display control method, and program
A display control device including a display control unit that displays a decoration image on a display unit, the decoration image being different from images used for operation, a detection unit that detects a user's touch operation made on the display unit, and a processing unit that executes a process associated with the touch operation involving a predetermined trajectory. When the touch operation involving the predetermined trajectory is detected while the decoration image is displayed, the display control unit displays a feedback image that is made up of the decoration image and indicates that the touch operation involving the predetermined trajectory has been detected..
07/17/14
20140198045
new patent Electronic equipment, letter inputting method and program
An electronic device comprises a display unit that displays a letter/character; a touch pressing input unit including a plurality of keys arrayed in a matrix; the touch pressing input unit allowing touch-inputting a letter/character corresponding to a key touched by a user's finger; the touch pressing input unit allowing pressing-inputting a letter/character corresponding to a key pressed; and a control unit that manages control to cause the letter/character input by the touch pressing input unit to be displayed on the display unit; the control unit managing control so that, if a key is touched and pressed at the touch pressing input unit with the user's finger, a letter/character corresponding to the key pressed is displayed on the display unit, and so that, if a key is touched and released without being pressed by the user's finger at the touch pressing input unit, a letter/character corresponding to a key displaced at a position from which the user's finger has been released is displayed on the display unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198038
new patent Display device, control method, and program
A display device includes a plurality of displays provided on different surfaces of a body of the display device; a stationary state determination unit that determines whether or not the body is in a stationary state; a visibility determination unit that determines which of the displays is visible to a user if it is determined by the stationary state determination unit that the body is in a stationary state; and a display control unit that displays predetermined display information on at least the display that is determined by the visibility determination unit to be visible.. .
07/17/14
20140198033
new patent Head-mounted display device, control method for head-mounted display device, and image display system
A head-mounted display device of a transmission type includes an operation unit, a control unit configured to transmit image data, and an image display unit configured to cause a user to visually recognize a generated image generated on the basis of the transmitted image data from the control unit. The control unit has, as an operation mode of the image display unit, a first mode for causing the user to visually recognize a plurality of selectable images in positions other than the center in an image generable region, which is a region where the image display unit can generate the generated image, and a second mode for causing, when a singularity of the selectable image is selected out of the plurality of selectable images, the user to visually recognize an associated image associated with the one selectable image as an image larger than the one selectable image in the first mode..
07/17/14
20140197979
new patent Adaptive sensing system
The present invention relates to the fields of electromagnetic sensing, automatic security screening and contraband detection. The present invention especially relates to an adaptive sensing system, a sensing method and a corresponding computer program product.
07/17/14
20140197943
new patent On-board illuminating device and vehicle having said illuminating device
The present invention relates to an on-board illuminating device comprising an illuminating unit and a control unit, wherein the control unit transmits a first control signal to the illuminating unit according to an event inside a vehicle (10) characterizing a preparation action for getting out of the vehicle, and the illuminating unit enters an illuminating state in accordance with the first control signal.. .
07/17/14
20140197841
new patent Voltage monitoring apparatus
In a voltage monitoring apparatus, a capacitor circuit includes at least one capacitor. Input-side switches are connected to electrode terminals of at least one battery cell, and apply voltage to terminals of the capacitor.
07/17/14
20140197803
new patent Charging apparatus
A charging apparatus includes: a charging unit charging a rechargeable battery; a fan to send air to the rechargeable battery; a control unit adapted to activate the fan when a predetermined cooling-execution condition is satisfied after initiation of charging the rechargeable battery by the charging unit and to deactivate the fan when a predetermined maximum cooling period of time is elapsed from completion of charging the rechargeable battery by the charging unit even when the predetermined cooling-execution condition has been satisfied after completion of charging the rechargeable battery by the charging unit; an information obtaining unit configured to obtain cooling-performance information that represents coolability of the rechargeable battery; and a setting unit configured to set the maximum cooling period of time based upon the cooling-performance information obtained by the information obtaining unit.. .
07/17/14
20140197782
new patent Wireless charger with combined electric radiation shielding and capacitive sensing functions
A wireless charger with combined electric radiation shielding and capacitive sensing functions is provided. The wireless charger comprises a charging module, a capacitive sensor, and a control unit.
07/17/14
20140197766
new patent Electronically commutated electric motor comprising rotor position detection with interference field compensation
An electronically commutated electric motor includes a stator and a rotor formed as a permanent magnet. A control unit is connected to the stator and configured to energize the stator to produce a rotating magnetic field.
07/17/14
20140197760
new patent Power control unit and method for controlling electrical power provided to a load, in particular an led unit, and voltage control unit for controlling an output voltage of a converter unit
The present invention relates to a power control unit (40; 60) for controlling electrical power provided to a load (12), min particular an led unit (12) comprising one or more leds, said driver device comprising a converter unit (10) having an input terminal (42) for receiving an input voltage (v10) from an external power supply (22) and having an output terminal (44) for providing an output voltage (v14) to power the load (12), wherein the converter unit (10) comprises a switching device (14) for transforming the input voltage (v10) to the output voltage (v14), a control unit (20) for controlling the switching device (14), signal means (46; 62) connected to the output terminal (44) for applying a voltage or current signal to the output terminal (44), wherein the control unit (20) is connected to the signal means (46; 62) and adapted to control the signal means (46; 62).. .
07/17/14
20140197749
new patent Ac led lighting apparatus using voltage edge detector
An ac led lighting apparatus using a voltage edge detector is provided. The ac led lighting apparatus includes: a rectification unit configured to rectify an ac voltage to output a dc rectified voltage; an led unit including a first light emitting group and a second light emitting group each including at least one led; and an led driving control unit configured to control a serial/parallel connection relationship between the first light emitting group and the second light emitting group by comparing a voltage level of the rectified voltage input from the rectification unit with a reference voltage.
07/17/14
20140197684
new patent Secondary battery charging device, method of charging in secondary battery charging device, photovoltaic generator, method of power generation in photovoltaic generator, photovoltaic-charged secondary battery system, electronic device, and electrical vehicle
A battery charging device includes a battery pack including a plurality of battery cells connected in series, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to change a series connection of the battery cells in response to a variation in output voltage of a solar battery..
07/17/14
20140197638
new patent Control system of variable speed pumped storage hydropower system and method of controlling the same
In one embodiment, a control system of a variable speed pumped storage hydropower system includes an optimization processing unit configured to calculate a flow rate adjusting valve opening demand value and a first command value, a speed control unit configured to generate a secondary current active power component command value of a secondary excitation device based on the first command value, a mechanical (pump-turbine) output compensation unit configured to calculate a compensation value of the opening of the flow rate adjusting valve and/or a compensation value of the generator-motor output, and an output control unit configured to generate a flow rate adjusting valve opening command value based on the generator-motor output command value, the flow rate adjusting valve opening demand value, the compensation value calculated by the mechanical output compensation unit, and the output detection value of the generator-motor.. .
07/17/14
20140197155
new patent Heater control apparatus
There is provided a heater control apparatus for controlling a heat generation amount of a heater including a heating element which is provided in a seat and which has a positive or negative temperature coefficient of resistance. The heater control apparatus includes a resistance detection unit which detects an electricity amount which corresponds to a resistance value of the heating element, and a control unit which increases or decreases an electric energizing amount supplied to the heating element according to the resistance value obtained by the resistance detection unit..
07/17/14
20140197013
new patent Apparatus and method for loading and unloading containers
An apparatus and method for unloading a plurality of items from a carrier is provided. The items are preloaded in the carrier, in a column having a top row.
07/17/14
20140196994
new patent Actuator system and operating method for an actuator system
The invention relates to an actuator system, in particular an electromechanical parking brake system, comprising an actuator, wherein the actuator is driven by a direct current motor that can be driven in both directions of rotation, wherein a control unit for controlling the movement of the direct current motor in an open-loop or closed-loop manner is provided. The core of the invention is that one or more pieces of information are supplied to a control unit, said information allowing the application force exerted by the electromotive actuator to be determined and compared to a predetermined minimum application force, and wherein the control unit emits at least one piece of information, signal or the like for requesting an auxiliary actuation to peripheral systems, components and/or electronic control units after the target to actual value comparison has shown that the determined, set application force is smaller than the predetermined minimum application force..
07/17/14
20140196814
new patent Hydrogen station
Provided is a hydrogen station that supplies hydrogen to an external hydrogen tank, the hydrogen station including: a reciprocating compressor that is driven by a driver of which revolution is controllable; a cooling device that is capable of cooling hydrogen supplied from the reciprocating compressor to the hydrogen tank; a temperature sensor that detects an internal temperature of the hydrogen tank or a temperature of the hydrogen supplied to the hydrogen tank; and a control unit that controls the revolution of the driver based on the temperature detected by the temperature sensor.. .
07/10/14
20140196120
Communication device, communication method, communication system and service issuing method
A communication device includes an antenna for transmitting and receiving signals with a reader/writer of a service issuing terminal; a recording unit recorded with data, and also recorded with a pattern in which information specifying an authentication key and access attribute indicating whether or not a readout process or a write process on the data is possible using the authentication key are corresponded; and a control unit for, when receiving one or plural information specifying a region of the data from the reader/writer of the service issuing terminal via the antenna, holding the received one or plural information specifying the region of the data.. .
07/10/14
20140196052
Computer system
In the present invention, a management apparatus includes a unit configured to store management information including a throughput of each of a plurality of computers, a unit configured to acquire a request value which includes a throughput that is required for executing a program from a program execution computer to which execution of a program has been assigned among a plurality of computers, a selecting unit configured to select a computer of a throughput compliant with the request value from among a plurality of computers, and a switchover control unit configured to allocate the program allocated to the program execution computer to the selected computer.. .
07/10/14
20140196042
Server device, log transferring method, and log transferring system
A server device includes a virtualization control unit, a storing unit, and a transferring unit. The virtualization control unit operates a virtual machine that is a virtualized computer to control a migration of the virtual machine with another server device.
07/10/14
20140196034
Virtual machine control apparatus and virtual machine control method
A virtual machine control apparatus 100 controls execution of a first type virtual machine a210 and a second type virtual machine 220. The first type virtual machine a210 includes a start detection unit 261 which detects an operation in the first type virtual machine a210 to start usage of a device (external storage device 160).


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