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 Systems and methods for optimizing power and control of a multicolored lighting system patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for optimizing power and control of a multicolored lighting system
Embodiments of the present invention are related to a lighting system comprising a control unit that manages a lighting device with an led board within an optical chamber. The led board includes a first string of leds and a second string of leds.
Lighting Science Group Corporation


 Mobile communication system and mobile communication method patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile communication system and mobile communication method
An anchor radio base station 310a comprises: an interface 315 a that notifies a non-anchor radio base station 310b of bit precision of an uplink signal before decoding, the uplink signal before decoding being to be transmitted through a backhaul network; and a control unit 316a that performs selective synthesis of the uplink signal before decoding received from the non-anchor radio base station 310b, and the uplink signal before decoding received from ue 10. The non-anchor radio base station 310b comprises: an interface 315b that transmits the uplink signal before decoding to the anchor radio base station 310a according to the bit precision notified by the anchor radio base station 310a..
Kyocera Corporation


 Terminal apparatus, base station apparatus, and communication method patent thumbnailnew patent Terminal apparatus, base station apparatus, and communication method
A terminal apparatus improves throughput while suppressing control information of an interfering signal. The terminal device includes: a higher layer that determines an instruction as to whether to apply naics; a receiving unit that receives downlink control information; and a control unit that, in a case where it has been specified on the higher layer that naics is applied, determines, on the basis of information that is contained in the downlink control information and indicates whether to perform interference cancellation or suppression, whether to perform interference cancellation or suppression.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


 Device and method patent thumbnailnew patent Device and method
A device enabling a frequency band shared between wireless communication of a cellular system and other wireless communication to be more appropriately used in the cellular system. The device includes a control unit configured to occupy a frequency band shared between wireless communication of a cellular system and other wireless communication for the wireless communication of the cellular system during a first period and release the frequency band from the wireless communication of the cellular system during at least a second period corresponding to the first period..
Sony Corporation Tokyo


 Wireless transmission of network parameters patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless transmission of network parameters
Methods, systems, and computer readable media may facilitate pairing of a wireless client with an access point (ap). In embodiments, a wireless device such as a bi-directional remote control unit (e.g., bluetooth, or rf4ce (radio frequency for consumer electronics)) or other device configured to receive and transmit wireless communications may be used to download network parameters such as a target service set identifier (ssid), wps pin/passphrase code, and/or other information from the ap and then use the same wireless device to download the network parameters from the wireless device to a client device.
Arris Enterprises Llc


 Service control system, user apparatus, and service control method patent thumbnailnew patent Service control system, user apparatus, and service control method
A service control system that is connected to a communication network to which a user apparatus for executing machine-to-machine communication is connectable, and that controls a service on the machine-to-machine communication, including: a reception unit configured to receive state information indicating a state of the user apparatus; and a communication control unit configured, when receiving a request for the user apparatus from an application server, to determine communication operation for the request based on the state information, and to execute determined communication operation.. .
Nec Corporation


 Hearing aid with adjustable ear mount patent thumbnailnew patent Hearing aid with adjustable ear mount
A hearing aid with adjustable ear mount is an apparatus which assists users in hearing sounds that they are otherwise unable to hear. The hearing aid with adjustable ear mount includes a hearing aid control unit which detects sound, and sends a digital representation of the sound to a speaker through at least one electrical wire.

 Image processing apparatus and image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus and image processing method
In a sample adaptive offset (sao), the coding efficiency is improved by selecting an optimum mode among a plurality of modes based on a technique called a band offset and an edge offset. However, a processing amount of the sao tends to increase when an optimum mode and an offset value are set, and this may result in an increase in a circuit size or power consumption.
Sony Corporation


 Image processing apparatus and image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus and image processing method
There is provided an image processing apparatus and an image processing method which are capable of reducing a processing amount of a cost calculation, the image processing apparatus including: a filter processing section configured to perform a filter process of applying an offset to a pixel of a decoded image that is decoded; and a control unit configured to control a mode used when the filter process is performed and an offset for the mode according to an encoding parameter used when an image is encoded.. .
Sony Corporation


 Projector and  controlling projector patent thumbnailnew patent Projector and controlling projector
A projector and a method of controlling the projector that may give information on suitability of a light source. A projector includes light sources, light modulators (liquid crystal panels) that modulate lights output from the light sources, a projection optical device that projects the lights modulated by the light modulators, a determination unit that determines whether or not a light source unadapted to a mounting position of the projector is attached, and an informing unit (display control unit) that, if a determination that the light source unadapted to the mounting position of the projector is attached is made by the determination unit, gives information in response to a determination result..
Seiko Epson Corporation


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Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product

An information processing apparatus includes an imaging unit, a voice input unit, a cutting-out unit, a transmitting unit, an acquiring unit, and a cutting-out control unit. The voice input unit switches a sound pickup direction for voice.

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Information processing device, recording medium, and information processing method

There is provided an information processing device including a position acquisition unit configured to acquire a selection position based on a specification of a user in a captured image obtained by imaging a real space, and a line control unit configured to cause a display unit to display a two-dimensional line obtained by projecting, onto a corresponding position on a display screen of the captured image, a three-dimensional line according to a three-dimensional selection position corresponding to the selection position in a three-dimensional virtual space and a three-dimensional installation position of an imaging device including the three-dimensional selection position within an imaging range.. .
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

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Light-emission control the same

A light-emission control apparatus includes a shooting-mode selecting unit, a focus detecting unit, a light emitting unit, and a control unit. The shooting-mode selecting unit is configured to be capable of selecting at least a first shooting mode in which a predetermined correction is applied to a human face of a captured image or a second shooting mode different from the first shooting mode.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Cordless telephone device and telephone directory control method

Telephone directory data stored in storage unit (103) of a cordless telephone device of the present invention is data in which a telephone directory serial number, name information, telephone number information, and thumbnail image data are associated with each communication partner. With respect to telephone directory data, slave device transfer data transmitting unit (125) transmits only telephone directory serial number and thumbnail image data after conversion in association with each other, to the cordless phone slave device.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Screen sharing system, information processing apparatus and storage medium

According to one embodiment, a first client device updates a display on a first screen in accordance with an operation of a user, and transmits, together with identification information of the first screen, information relating to the operation of the user. A storage unit stores correspondence information in which the identification information of the first screen is correlated with identification information of plural client devices.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

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Broadcast signal transmission device, broadcast signal receiving device, broadcast signal transmission method and broadcast signal receiving method

Disclosed is a broadcast signal transmission device. The broadcast signal transmission device according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a receiving unit for receiving a transmission protocol packet comprising a service signaling message for signaling a broadcast service; and a control unit for extracting the service signaling message from the received transmission protocol packet, and for obtaining information for providing a broadcast service from the extracted service signaling message..
Lg Electronics Inc.

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Contents reproduction apparatus

A contents reproduction apparatus has a contents buffer, a contents reproduction unit, a navigation function unit that provides guide in a route to a destination, an output switching unit that selects first audio data outputted from the contents reproduction unit or second audio data outputted from the navigation function unit and outputs the selected audio data to outside, and a streaming control unit that sets a buffer size that is a target value of the data amount of contents data to be accumulated in the contents buffer and controls the contents reproduction unit and the output switching unit. When the data amount of contents data accumulated in the contents buffer is less than the buffer size, a reproduction operation of the contents reproduction unit is stopped in a period in which the second audio data are outputted to outside..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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Communication apparatus, power control method, and recording medium

A communication apparatus includes: a transceiver configured to receive a receive window size for use in communication with at least one communication destination communication apparatus from the at least one communication destination communication apparatus; a power-mode determining unit configured to determine a power mode to which transition is to be made, based on the receive window size received by the transceiver; a protocol stack unit configured to request the power-mode determining unit to determine the power mode at a time after transmitting and receiving data to and from the at least one communication destination communication apparatus; and a power-mode control unit configured to control electric power in accordance with the power mode determined by the power-mode determining unit.. .

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Optical communication device and optical communication method

Light signal transmitter units 21-1 to 21-n of a transmitter device 20 perform optical communication with a receiver device 40 via optical fiber cables 61-1 to 61-n of an optical interface cable 61. A connection detection unit 22 detects whether connection to the receiver device is established via the optical interface cable, and a visible light source control unit 24 causes a visible light source unit 25 to emit visible light that can identify by an attribute a connection relationship with the receiver device connected via the optical interface cable, only when the connection to the receiver device 40 is not detected, and causes visible light superposition units 26-1 to 26-n to superpose the visible light on the cable.
Sony Corporation

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Transmission-reception apparatus and reflected signal suppressing method

An amplitude phase parameter calculator in a control unit or circuit in a transmission-reception apparatus calculates an amplitude difference voltage and a phase difference voltage between a transmission detection signal and a reflected detection signal. Adjustment factors including a combination of an amplitude control voltage and a phase control voltage corresponding to a combination of the amplitude difference voltage and the phase difference voltage are discretely stored in an adjustment factor determination table in the control unit.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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Driving device of gate driver

Disclosed embodiments relate to a driving device of a gate driver driving a semiconductor switching element, which may include a gate driver unit for outputting a control signal to the semiconductor switching element, and a control unit for controlling an operation of the semiconductor switching element by operating at least one gate driver configuring the gate driver unit, wherein the control unit operates at least one gate driver based on a preset operation range of the semiconductor switching element and a detected operation status thereof.. .
Lsis Co., Ltd.

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Power converter

A power converter for a three-phase electric rotary machine including first and second winding sets includes: first and second inverters corresponding to the first and second winding sets, respectively; and a control unit including a command calculation unit that calculates first and second voltage command values related to voltages to be applied to the first and second winding sets, and an excess correction unit that corrects first and second voltage command corresponding values corresponding to the first and second voltage command values. When one of the first and second voltage command corresponding values exceeds a limitation value which is set in accordance with a voltage capable of being outputted, the excess correction unit performs an excess correction process for correcting the other of the first and second voltage command corresponding values in accordance with an excess amount over the limitation value..
Denso Corporation

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Wireless power receiver and manufacturing the same

A wireless power receiver and a method for manufacturing the same is disclosed, the wireless power receiver includes a substrate; an antenna configured to transmit a control signal, a coil configured to receive power, and a control unit configured to generate the control signal for wireless receiving power, to convert a received power, and to output a converted power to a load, wherein the antenna, the coil, and the control unit are mounted on the substrate.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

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Wireless power-supplying system, power-receiving device, and power-transmitting device

A wireless power-supplying system includes a power-transmitting device that transmits power in a wireless manner and a power-receiving device that receives the power and supplies the received power to a load, the power-receiving device includes a switch that switches the connection to the load and a load circuit that is supplied with the power when the switch is in an open state, and the wireless power-supplying system includes a control unit that performs a position determining process of determining whether the power-transmitting device and the power-receiving device have a positional relationship in which power is suppliable to the load on the basis of at least one of power, voltage, and current in at least one of the power-transmitting device and the power-receiving device when the power is supplied to the load circuit.. .
Ihi Corporation

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Contactless power transmission device and power transfer system

A power supply ecu executes turn-on current control for controlling a turn-on current it to a target value itr by adjusting a drive frequency f, turn-on current it indicating an output current io of an inverter at a rising of an output voltage vo of the inverter. Target value itr is set to fall within a range where a recovery current is not produced in the inverter.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Wireless power transmission apparatus and method

A wireless power transmission device is disclosed. The wireless power transmission device, which is a medium-power wireless power transmission device that transmits power to a low-power wireless power reception device or a medium-power wireless power reception device, includes: a power conversion unit that converts electrical energy to a power signal; and a communications and control unit that communicates with the wireless power reception device and controls power transfer, the power conversion unit including: an inverter that converts dc input to an ac waveform that drives a resonant circuit; a primary coil that creates a magnetic field; and a current sensor that monitors the current in the primary coil, wherein the inverter operates in a full-bridge mode that drives a plurality of bridges or in a half-bridge mode that drives a single bridge..
Lg Electronics Inc.

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Redundant power and power saving method thereof in cold redundant mode

A redundant power includes a main power circuit for generating main power, a main power isolation unit, an auxiliary power circuit for generating auxiliary power, an auxiliary power isolation unit and a micro control unit. The main power isolation unit and auxiliary power isolation unit receive and output the main power and auxiliary power respectively.
3y Power Technology (taiwan), Inc.

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Fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes: a wetness target value calculating unit configured to calculate a target value of a wet state of the fuel cell; a gas required flow rate calculating unit configured to calculate a cathode gas required flow rate on the basis of a power generation request to the fuel cell; a wetness-control anode gas flow rate calculating unit configured to calculate a wetness-control anode gas circulation flow rate at least on the basis of the wetness target value and the cathode gas required flow rate during a dry control; an anode gas flow rate control unit configured to control an anode gas circulation flow rate on the basis of the wetness-control anode gas circulation flow rate; a wetness-control cathode gas flow rate calculating unit configured to calculate a wetness-control cathode gas flow rate at least on the basis of the wetness target value and a measured value or estimated value of the anode gas circulation flow rate during the dry control; and a cathode gas flow rate control unit configured to control a cathode gas flow rate on the basis of the cathode gas required flow rate and the wetness-control cathode gas flow rate.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Apparatus, method and nontransitory computer readable medium for manufacturing integrated circuit device

According to one embodiment, a manufacturing apparatus for an integrated circuit device includes an etching treatment unit, a sensor, and a control unit. The etching treatment unit etches a stacked body including an alternately arranged plurality of films having different compositions.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

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Cluster tool techniques with improved efficiency

Some embodiments relate to a cluster tool for semiconductor manufacturing. The cluster tool comprises a first transfer chamber having a first transfer robot.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufactring Co., Ltd.

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Semiconductor apparatus and repair method thereof

A semiconductor apparatus includes a memory region; a fuse array including a plurality of fuse groups, each fuse group being configured to store a failed address of the memory region; a remaining-fuse information storage unit configured to store remaining-fuse information on a fuse group that includes a fuse corresponding to the failed address among the plurality of fuse groups; and a control unit configured to perform a control operation for updating the remaining-fuse information for the fuse group that includes a fuse corresponding to the failed address among the plurality of fuse groups and for storing the failed address when the failed address is detected.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.

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Electronic apparatus applying unified non-volatile memory and unified non-volatile memory controlling method

An electronic apparatus comprising a unified non-volatile memory and a control unit is disclosed. The unified non-volatile memory comprises a first memory section, served as a read only memory; and a second memory section, served as a random access memory.
Nanya Technology Corp.

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Bitline senseamplifier and semiconductor memory apparatus using the same

A memory apparatus may include a bit line sense-amplifier coupled to first and second bit lines; a first precharge unit suitable for coupling the first and second bit lines in response to a bit line equalization signal; a sense-amplifier power control unit suitable for providing a plurality of powers to the bit line sense-amplifier in response to a power control signal; and a second precharge unit suitable for individually changing each voltage level of the first and second bit lines based on a precharge control signal.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.

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Video processing apparatus, video processing method, and program

A video processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input information instructing a focus position, in a first shooting, an acquisition unit configured, in a case in which the information instructing a focus position has been input by the input unit, to acquire position information indicating the instructed focus position, and time information indicating a time at which the focus position has been instructed, and a control unit configured to control a focus position in a second shooting based on the position information and the time information that have been acquired by the acquisition unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Method and electronic device for displaying content

An electronic device includes: a communication module configured to receive a content; a direction detection unit configured to detect a direction that a screen of the electronic device faces; a control unit configured to determine whether to display the received content on the basis of a least one of whether the received content corresponds to a designated content and whether the detected direction corresponds to a designated direction; and a display module configured to display a notification notifying the reception of the content without displaying the content if the detected direction does not correspond to the designated direction and the received content corresponds to the designated content according to a determination result of the control unit.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Gate driving circuit and display apparatus having the same

A gate driving circuit includes driving stages to provide gate signals to gate lines of a display panel, a k-th driving stage (where k is a natural number greater than 2) of the driving stages including an output unit to output a k-th gate signal to a k-th gate line and a k-th carry signal to a k-th carry terminal in response to a voltage of a first node, a control unit to control a potential of the first node, a pull-down unit to pull down the k-th gate line and the k-th carry terminal to a ground voltage in response to a (k+1)-th carry signal, and a reset unit to reset the voltage of the first node to the ground voltage in response to the reset signal. The reset unit receives one of the k-th gate signal and the k-th carry signal as a feedback signal..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

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Anti-theft mobile device

Provided is an anti-theft apparatus for a mobile device that does not disturb a customer when he or she observes and tests a mobile device in a shop and which can be efficiently used with various types of mobile devices. The anti-theft apparatus for a mobile device includes: a base attached to a back surface of a mobile device; a connecting terminal provided in a rear side of the base and connected to an access port of the mobile device; a separation sensor sensing separation of the mobile device from the base; and a distance control unit controlling the distance between the base and the connecting terminal..
Kum Oh Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Gaming table system

The progress of a game while a change in gaming media placed in a betting area of a gaming table is left uncollected is prevented. A gaming table system includes a gaming table including a betting area in which gaming media are placed and an antenna member configured to read a value of the gaming media placed in the betting area by wireless communication and a control unit configured to execute a scanning process of obtaining the total value of the gaming media in the betting area by controlling the antenna member.
Universal Entertainment Corporation

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Medical technical device with network control unit

The invention relates to medical equipment, in particular a dialysis machine, comprising an interface for exchanging data with a network. According to the invention, the interface is activated or deactivated depending on whether the medical equipment is provided with an authentication device..
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland Gmbh

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Data storage apparatus, coding unit, systems including the same, coding and reading data

In one embodiment, the data storage apparatus includes a control unit configured to decode at least one input command and configured to generate at least one of a read signal and a start signal in response to the input command. The start signal indicates to start an internal mode determination process.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Data access control apparatus

A data access control apparatus of an embodiment includes an update region management apparatus including an update region management unit configured to record, in response to a writing request for data from an input apparatus, management information of a first address region in which the data is stored, a reading request management unit configured to record a second address specified in a reading request from a storage apparatus and a control unit configured to receive the writing request and the reading request, and control processing of the reading request and updating of the update region management unit and the reading request management unit.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

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Mobile terminal, television broadcast receiver, and device linkage method

A mobile terminal capable of giving an instruction for a device linkage by simple operations, without any special hardware. The mobile terminal which is connected to a tv through a communication path includes: a communication i/f unit for communicating with the tv, a storage unit which stores content to be displayed on the tv; a display unit having a touch pad and a display screen; and a control unit which displays, on the display screen, a content icon associated with the content.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Data access apparatus using memory device

In some embodiments, a data access apparatus includes a memory device including a plurality of addresses, an address mapping unit configured to map the addresses of the memory device with respective predetermined addresses such that they correspond to each other, a data division unit, a data mapping unit configured to map respective predetermined specific addresses in regions divided by the data division unit, and a control unit configured to control the data such that the data is stored in the addresses of the memory device mapped with the respective specific addresses in the regions divided by the data division unit.. .
Lsis Co., Ltd.

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Touch display apparatus, driving circuit thereof and driving method therefor, and electronic apparatus

Provided is a driving circuit for a touch display apparatus. The driving circuit includes: a main control unit, providing image data for image display at a first speed; a driving unit, receiving the image data and sending display data to the touch display apparatus according to the received image data; a data buffering module, disposed in the driving unit, sending the display data at a second speed higher than the first speed, and forming, due to the difference between the second speed and the first speed, a pause time for stopping sending the display data to the touch display apparatus during the process that the main control unit provides the image data; and a touch detection unit, performing touch detection of the touch display apparatus in the pause time..
Focaltech Electronics, Ltd.

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Detection device, electronic apparatus, detection method and program

A detection device that detects an operation by a user on a display in midair, includes: a control unit that changes a positional relationship between a detection reference detecting the operation and the display, wherein: the control unit is capable of changing the positional relationship by user.. .
Nikon Corporation

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Operating device for vehicle

An operating device for a vehicle includes a display (20), a touch operation surface (10) that is set at a first predetermined position and that is configured to be pushable and to be returned to the first predetermined position after being pushed, a coordinate detecting unit (12) configured to detect a coordinate indicating a touch position of an operating finger on the touch operation surface, a push detecting unit (14) configured to detect the push of the touch operation surface, and a control unit (16) configured to display a cursor in a screen that is displayed on the display based on the coordinate detected by the coordinate detecting unit and to perform operation details of an item in the screen selected by the cursor based on the push of the touch operation surface detected by the push detecting unit. The control unit does not update the position of the cursor within a predetermined amount of time after the push detecting unit detects the push of the touch operation surface..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Detection device and program

A detection device includes: a detection unit that detects a predetermined non-contact operation by a detection reference; and a control unit that changes the detection reference when the predetermined non-contact operation is not detected by the detection reference.. .
Nikon Corporation

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Portable eye tracking device

A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, a movement sensor, and a control unit. The frame may be a frame adapted for wearing by a user.
Tobii Ab

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Methods of power supply unit rotating in an information handling system

A method of power supply unit rotating in an information handling system (ihs) may include a control unit dividing a power loading of an ihs into n sections, where n corresponds to a number of power supply units coupled to the ihs. The control unit may configure a first power supply unit to an active state and configure one or more remaining power supply units to a suspended state during a first time period.
Dell Products, L.p.

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Optimizing power usage by factoring processor architectural events to pmu

A method and apparatus to monitor architecture events is disclosed. The architecture events are linked together via a push bus mechanism with each architectural event having a designated time slot.

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Optimizing power usage by factoring processor architectural events to pmu

A method and apparatus to monitor architecture events is disclosed. The architecture events are linked together via a push bus mechanism with each architectural event having a designated time slot.

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Power supply circuit for solid state disk

A power supply circuit for a solid state disk includes a processor, a flash, a golden finger can be coupled to a direct current (dc) voltage, a boost converter coupled to the golden finger and configured to convert the dc voltage to a power voltage, a super-capacitor charger coupled to the boost converter, a super-capacitor coupled to the super-capacitor charger and configured to be charged by the super-capacitor charger and output a charge voltage, a control unit coupled to the super-capacitor and the boost converter, and a detection unit configured to compare the power voltage with a preset voltage. When the power voltage is less than the preset voltage, the control unit outputs the charge voltage to the processor and the flash; and when the power voltage is no less than the preset voltage, the control unit outputs the power voltage to the processor and the flash..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

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Mining machine management system and management method

A mining machine management system includes a detection unit mounted on a mining machine that travels in a mine in which a plurality of landmarks is installed, and which detects a position of the landmark with respect to the mining machine in a non-contact manner, and a traveling control unit which corrects a current position of the mining machine based on a position of the landmark, the position having been obtained in advance, and the position of the landmark obtained by the detection unit and causes the mining machine to travel by dead reckoning navigation, and which does not use at least the position of the landmark detected by the detection unit in causing the mining machine to travel by the dead reckoning navigation, when a vehicle traveling in the mine exists around the position of the landmark detected by the detection unit.. .
Komatsu Ltd.

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Autonomous moving object

An environment information acquisition unit acquires a signal state of a traffic light. A self-position estimation unit estimates a self-position of the autonomous moving object.
Hitachi, Ltd.

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Automated guided vehicle system based on autonomous mobile technique and a controlling the same

The present invention provides an autonomous mobile-based automated guided vehicle system comprising a system input unit configured to set and input a mobile path between a departure point and an end point of the autonomous mobile-based automated guided vehicle as one or more mobile path blocks in the unit of a block, a system control unit configured to apply a control signal to a corresponding autonomous mobile-based automated guided vehicle based on one or more mobile paths in the unit of a block and a system storage unit configured to store the mobile paths in the unit of a block, which are inputted by a user through the system input unit, and a method for controlling the autonomous mobile-based automated guided vehicle system.. .
Korea University Research And Business Foundation

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Image forming apparatus and ultrasonic sensor

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit, a transmission unit, a reception unit, a control unit configured to obtain a time period until the reception unit receives a first ultrasonic wave via a first recording material and an amplitude value thereof at a reference temperature, obtain a time period until the reception unit receives a second ultrasonic wave via a second recording material and an amplitude value thereof at a different temperature, control an image formation condition for forming the image on the first recording material on the basis of the amplitude value of the first ultrasonic wave, obtain a difference time period between reception of the first and second ultrasonic waves, and control an image formation condition for forming the image on the second recording material on the basis of the difference time period and the amplitude value of the second ultrasonic wave.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Achromatic phase modulator and optical device

An achromatic phase modulator (300) arranged to modulate the phase of linearly polarized light and to output the linearly polarized light having undergone phase modulation, comprising: means to establish a predefined light path; a linear input polarizer (301); at least two liquid crystal elements (1, 2) disposed in series downstream the linear input polarizer (301) on and orthogonally to the predefined light path, the liquid crystal elements (1, 2) being each constituted with a respective liquid crystal material and the refractive index wavelength dependence characteristics of the respective liquid crystal materials are different from each other; and a control unit (15) arranged to apply drive electric signals individually to the liquid crystal elements (1, 2) so as to achieve achromatic phase modulation for linearly polarized light exiting the linear input polarizer (301) and orthogonally passing through the liquid crystal elements (1, 2) along the predefined light path, wherein in each liquid crystal element (1, 2), the alignment direction of the liquid crystal molecules therein can be altered between a first alignment direction substantially parallel to the light path direction, and a second alignment direction substantially parallel to the polarization direction of the linearly polarized light, in the plane including the first alignment direction and the second alignment direction, in correspondence to the drive electric signals applied to the liquid crystal elements (1, 2), and the polarization direction of linearly polarized light entering the liquid crystal element (1) facing the linear input polarizer (301) coincides with the polarization direction of the linearly polarized light exiting the liquid crystal element (2) farthest from the linear input polarizer (301).. .
Nikon Corporation





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