|| List of recent Control Unit-related patents
|Content receiver and content information output method|
A content receiver includes a download control unit for receiving, via a network, video content and reproduction control information for use in reproducing and outputting, to outside, the video content and an output control unit for exporting the received video content to an external medium. In the content receiver, when outputting the video content to an external medium, the output control unit records, based on first 3d video information delivered being included in the reproduction control information and indicating a state of 3d video existence in the video content, second 3d video information indicating whether the video content includes 3d video in management information of the external medium for recording the video content..
|Reception apparatus and method, information delivery apparatus and method, and information delivery system|
The present technology relates to a reception apparatus and method by which the load on an electric power system can be decreased at the time of information delivery, to an information delivery apparatus and method, and to an information delivery system. An electric power supply information notification unit notifies, on the basis of content delivery information notified from an information delivery apparatus that delivers content by utilizing a delivery frequency band in a delivery time band, a monitoring control apparatus of electric power supply information including an electric power supply amount and an electric power supply time at the time of receiving the content, the monitoring control apparatus monitoring and controlling electric power supply by an electric power system.
|Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product|
An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect a position of a manipulation body on a display screen and a control unit configured to, if a first manipulation on the display screen in a locked state is detected, display, on the display screen, icons to be arranged based on a reference point indicating a position of the manipulation body when the first manipulation is completed, and if a second manipulation indicating a direction from the reference point is detected, start up an application corresponding to the icon specified by the second manipulation. An associated method and computer readable storage medium are also described..
|User terminal apparatus and status information displaying method thereof|
A user terminal apparatus includes a storage unit to store a hybrid operation system to support a plurality of different types of user interfaces (uis), a control unit to execute the hybrid operation system, a display unit to selectively display one of the plurality of uis depending on the execution of the hybrid operation system, an interface unit connected to an image forming apparatus, and an input unit to receive a user command to check status information of the image forming apparatus, wherein the uis include a first ui that can communicate with the image forming apparatus through a port monitor, and when the user command is input, the control unit stops a function of the port monitor, receives the status information of the image forming apparatus by executing an agent program that is stored in the storage unit, and displays the received status information in the first ui.. .
|Processor and control method for processor|
A processor includes a plurality of processing units. A plurality of first arbitration units each arbitrate request signals output from at least two of the processing units to generate a first arbitration signal.
|Log record writing system, device, method, and program|
A log record writing system includes a log writing media 1, a log writing control unit 2 which manages writing operation of a log record according to a log sequence number which is sequentially increased and writes the log record in the log writing media, and a queue storing unit 3 which stores a queue used so as to select a process which is an object for the waking-up operation among the processes which are waiting for completion of writing the log record in a sleeping state, and keeps the entries, which are elements of the queue, including process information and log sequence operation of the log record is performed by the other process, the log writing control unit 2 stores the queue entry that sets the log sequence number and the first process information and puts the first process to be in a sleeping state, and when the log record is completely written, the log writing control unit 2 compares the log sequence number included in an entry stored in the queue with a log sequence number of the log record which is completely written to extract all processes which completely write the log record and wakes up the processes.. .
|External storage device and driving method thereof|
An external storage device comprises a plurality of hard disks, a control unit, a bridging unit, a connecting port and a voltage converter circuit. The control unit is coupled to the hard disks and ingrates the hard disks into a redundant array of inexpensive disks.
|Information processing apparatus and information processing method|
An information processing apparatus includes an interface configured to be connected with a connection apparatus, an acquisition unit configured to acquire apparatus information including a configuration or an operation specification of the connection apparatus connected with the interface, a determination unit configured to determine a control program to control the connection apparatus according to the apparatus information, and a control unit configured to use the determined control program to control the connection apparatus, wherein the connection apparatus includes an expansion connection unit and an expansion apparatus connected with the expansion connection unit, and the acquisition unit includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire first information including a configuration or an operation specification of the expansion connection unit connected with the interface, and a second acquisition unit configured to acquire second information including a configuration or an operation specification of the expansion apparatus connected with the expansion connection unit.. .
|Method for transmitting a process map via a gateway device|
Exemplary methods and systems are directed to transmitting a process map of a control or automation system via a gateway device. The gateway device includes at least one first functional unit connected to a higher-ranking control unit via a first communications link based on a primary field bus protocol, and at least one second functional unit connected to at least one field device via a second communications link based on a secondary field bus protocol.
|Method, apparatus, and system for controlling terminal device|
Disclosed are a method, apparatus, and system for controlling a terminal device. A method of controlling a terminal device is performed by a terminal device control unit included in the terminal device.
|Media share control apparatus, media reproducing apparatus, and method of providing user interface for media sharing thereof|
A media share control apparatus, a media reproducing apparatus, and a method of providing a user interface for the media share thereof are disclosed herein. Herein, a media share control apparatus includes a network interface unit and a control unit.
|Vehicle-mounted communication system|
A communication network in which a plurality of terminals are connected to a common bus is a vehicle-mounted communication system which connects a plurality of ecus though the bus, transmits messages at predetermined communication intervals between the ecus, and receives the transmitted messages. The messages transmitted/received between the ecus through a can communication line are divided into a plurality of groups such as a first group, a second group to an nth group according to the type of message information.
|Information processing apparatus and method for controlling the same|
The present invention is configured to display a screen that includes a voice output position with a simple operation, even when another text that does not include the voice output position is displayed by manipulation during output of a text as voice. Therefore, when an input unit 101 detects an operation by a user while outputting a text as voice, a display control unit executes processing that corresponds to this operation such as scrolling, and displays the designated part of the text.
|Hybrid vehicle and method of controlling hybrid vehicle|
A hybrid vehicle includes: an engine, a motor configured to drive the vehicle, an air-fuel ratio sensor, and a control unit configured to stop and start the engine according to vehicle required power. The control unit is configured to change a threshold value of the vehicle required power at which the engine is started such that a difference between an air-fuel ratio detected by the air-fuel ratio sensor and a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio decreases in a case where the difference exceeds a predetermined value when the engine is stopped..
|Guidance device, guidance method|
A guidance device for teaching a vehicle operating method, includes an operation receiving unit configured to receive an operation of starting or stopping an engine, or to receive an operation of starting or stopping a travelling system including at least an electronic motor; a power control unit configured to control a defined power mode according to the operation received by the operation receiving unit and a state of a vehicle; a stop detecting unit configured to detect stopping of the engine or stopping of the travelling system while the vehicle is travelling; a stop factor determining unit configured to determine whether a factor of the stopping of the engine or the stopping of the travelling system is a man-caused operation based on the power mode; and a guidance unit configured to change a guidance content according to whether the factor is the man-caused operation.. .
|Surrounding vehicle recognition device|
A behavior acquisition unit acquires behavior related information about a leading vehicle, which travels at a position closest to the self vehicle on an advancing route of the self vehicle. A front vehicle recognition determination unit determines, as a front vehicle recognition state, whether a leading vehicle is specified and whether a self vehicle travels immediately after the leading vehicle, according to the acquired behavior related information.
|Self-propelled civil engineering machine system with field rover|
A civil engineering machine has a machine control unit configured to determine data which defines the position and/or orientation of a reference point on the civil engineering machine in relation to a reference system independent of the position and orientation of the civil engineering machine. A geometrical shape to be produced on the ground is preset in either a machine control unit or a field rover control unit.
|Method and control unit for recognizing manipulations on a vehicle network|
A method for detecting manipulation of at least one vehicle network of a vehicle includes determining a digital fingerprint of the at least one vehicle network, comparing the digital fingerprint of the at least one vehicle network to reference information, adapting a function of the at least one vehicle network as a function of a result of the comparison, such that operational safety is ensured, and activating a regular control mode if no manipulation of the at least one vehicle network is detected, or activating an operationally safe control mode if manipulation of the at least one vehicle network is detected. A control unit for detecting manipulation of at least one vehicle network of a vehicle carries out control tasks as a function of a result of a comparison of a digital fingerprint of at least one vehicle network to reference information of a control network..
|System, apparatus, and method for active debris removal|
Systems, apparatuses, and methods for removal of orbital debris are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a spacecraft control unit configured to guide and navigate the apparatus to a target.
|Vehicle control device, vehicle control system|
Provided is a technology for performing communications between ecus with different required safety levels while satisfying the required safety levels of the ecus. An automotive control unit according to the present invention modifies the error detection method used for data transmission in accordance with the required degree of accuracy of operation of the receiving-end unit (as per fig.
|Picking and assorting system|
In a picking and assorting system, a control unit makes, based on a volume of buckets, a picking schedule for one batch to be picked from article racks into the buckets. If there are articles that have been loaded into the buckets based on the picking schedule for one batch but remain in trays after sorting, then a warehouse control unit causes carriers to move work-in-progress trays from work shelves to a third tray storage space..
|Object information acquiring apparatus and object information acquiring method|
The object information acquiring apparatus of the present invention acquires characteristic information in an object by using an acoustic signal output from an acoustic detector including an element for receiving an acoustic wave which has propagated in the object, and includes a receiving area determination unit for obtaining a receiving area of receiving the acoustic wave by using information of a specified acquisition area for the characteristic information specified by a user, configuration information related to accuracy of the characteristic information to be acquired, and receiving condition information on receiving conditions of the acoustic wave, and a scanning control unit for controlling scanning of the acoustic detector by using information of the receiving area obtained by the receiving area determination unit.. .
|Mobile terminal, display control method thereof, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing display control program|
A mobile terminal according to an exemplary embodiment includes a display unit that displays predetermined information, a display control unit that controls the display unit, an input unit that allows input of predetermined information, and a setting unit that sets the display unit to a first low brightness display state, in which the first low brightness display state displays the display unit with low brightness. When the setting unit sets a display state of the display unit to the first low brightness display state, the display control unit controls the display unit to display only predetermined information that should be displayed while controlling the display unit to display a background screen of the display unit with lowest brightness or brightness near the lowest brightness, which is first low brightness, at the time of displaying the predetermined information on the display unit..
Provided is a mobile device including: an audio output unit; an audio source unit which provides music information to the audio output unit; an adjustment unit which adjusts the audio volume of the audio output unit; an announcement information generation unit which provides announcement information to the audio output unit; and a control unit which forcibly selects a predetermined audio volume regardless of the adjustment made by the adjustment unit when announcing information by the announcement information generation unit from the audio output unit.. .
|Multi sim management|
There is described a multiple subscriber identity arrangement having a modem capable of receiving messages related to either one of at least two subscriber identities, but not simultaneously. The arrangement further comprises a control unit configured to, when the modem performs communication activity associated with a first subscriber identity: determine whether gaps not allocated for the communication activity associated with the first subscriber identity coincide with paging occasions associated with a second subscriber identity; and, if at least one gap not allocated for the communication activity associated with the first subscriber identity coincides with at least one paging occasion associated with the second subscriber identity, cause the modem to switch to the second subscriber identity to read one paging message on a paging channel associated with the second subscriber identity..
|Device and method for secondary dental caries diagnosis|
A device for secondary caries detection characterized in that it contains a current generating block in its casing (6), advantageously equipped with the high linearity amplifiers, the current having the form of sinusoidally varying signal, advantageously with one frequency chosen from the range of frequencies from 200 hz to 100 khz and amplitude from 50 mv to 5 v; a block of preamplifiers (4), advantageously of high sensitivity and linearity with phase-sensitive detectors measuring components, advantageously with one frequency chosen from the range of frequencies from 200 hz to 100 khz as well as its multiples, advantageously integral in principle; microprocessor control unit (5), advantageously with a miniature keyboard and display unit, and at least one fixed electrode (2) placed on mucous membrane of the oral cavity and at least one moveable electrode to be mounted on a tooth (1).. .
|High voltage power supply and method of outputting plus/minus high-voltage in image forming apparatuses|
A high-voltage power supply to output a plus/minus high-voltage, which is applied to image forming apparatuses, includes a plus high-voltage output unit outputting the plus high-voltage by using a pulse width modulation (pwm) signal, a minus high-voltage operation control unit charging a certain voltage while the plus high-voltage output unit is outputting the plus high-voltage, a minus high-voltage output unit outputting the minus high-voltage by using the certain voltage charged in the minus high-voltage operation control unit, and a minus high-voltage blocking unit to block the output of the minus high-voltage from the minus high-voltage output unit while the plus high-voltage output unit is outputting the plus high-voltage.. .
|Image forming apparatus|
A control unit is provided which controls at least one of a first power supply unit (a secondary transfer power supply connected to a secondary transfer roller) and a second power supply unit (high-voltage power supplies connected to a conductive brush and a conductive roller) so that a current supplied to a primary transfer region from a beginning of primary transfer until a beginning of secondary transfer has a magnitude larger than a magnitude of a current supplied to the primary transfer region from a beginning of image formation until the beginning of the primary transfer.. .
|Information processing apparatus and information processing method|
An information processing apparatus includes a recording unit and a control unit. The recording unit is capable of performing random access to a recording medium by a data block corresponding to a predetermined reproduction time period.
|Bd playback system, bd playback device, and display device|
Provided are a blu-ray disc (bd) playback system, a bd playback device, a display device, and a computer program which can report the status to the user during playback of bd content and can automatically provide an optimal user interface (ui). A bd playback device (110) is provided with an interactive content decision unit (113) for analyzing control data received from a disc reader (111) and determining whether a disc contains interactive content, and, if there is content, whether the interactive content should be played back.
|Audio signal playback system and electronic device|
The present invention relates to the field of signal processing technologies, and provides an audio signal playback system and an electronic device. The system includes: two or more loudspeakers, configured to separately play audio signals in different frequency bands; a filter unit, configured to filter an input audio signal, amplify the filtered audio signal, and output the amplified audio signal to the two or more loudspeakers; and a feedback control unit, configured to collect the audio signals played by the two or more loudspeakers, measure power values of the audio signals in different frequency bands, and adjust, according to an measurement result, a amplification factor of the filter unit for the filtered audio signal in a corresponding frequency band..
|Methods and systems for inbound call control|
An indication of an incoming call may be received at a call control unit communicatively coupled to, and/or resident within, a telephone. The indication may include identification information for the incoming call.
|Mobile x-ray generation apparatus and mobile x-ray imaging system|
A mobile x-ray generation apparatus includes an x-ray tube unit configured to generate an x-ray beam, a collimator configured to shape the generated x-ray beam, a positioning member configured to arrange the x-ray tube unit and the collimator at respective specific positions, at least one switch provided on each of the x-ray tube unit and the collimator and configured to control an operation of the positioning member, and a control unit configured to control the positioning member to perform a first operation when either of the at least one switch provided on each of the x-ray tube unit and the collimator is pressed and to perform a second operation different from the first operation when the first switch and a second switch different from the first switch are simultaneously pressed.. .
|Transmission interface device capable of calibrating transmission frequency automatically and method thereof|
The present invention relates to a transmission interface device capable of calibrating the transmission frequency automatically, which comprises a clock generating unit, a data transmission unit, and a control unit. The clock generating unit is used for generating an operating clock, which determines a transmission frequency.
|Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication program|
There is provided a wireless communication apparatus capable of using a first mac protocol and a second mac protocol including one wireless communication unit. The wireless communication unit includes: a mac protocol control unit carrying out state transitions and processing in a present state according to the first mac protocol and the second mac protocol; and a frame communication unit carrying out communication of frames according to the first mac protocol and communication of frames according to the second mac protocol whose frame format is the same as the frames according to the first mac protocol..
|Frame transfer apparatus and frame transfer method|
There is provided a frame transfer apparatus, which includes: a storage unit configured to store an address and a port in association with the address; a receiving unit configured to receive a frame; a switch unit configured to determine an output port based on a destination address of a received frame; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the received frame, from the output port determined by the switch unit, wherein the switch unit includes a copying unit configured to copy the received frame when the destination address of the received frame has not been stored in the storage unit, and a rate control unit configured to control an output rate of a frame to be copied.. .
|Information processing apparatus, communication system, information processing method, and program|
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquiring unit that acquires communication quality of wireless communication at a location where a wireless communication apparatus exists, and a control unit that controls on/off of another data communication function other than a data communication function to which a high priority is set, among data communication functions included by the wireless communication apparatus, based on the acquired communication quality.. .
|Inter-memory data transfer control unit|
A data transfer device that transfers data to a memory according to an instruction from a processor via a bus through which a response indicating completion of data writing in the memory is not sent back, comprises an inter-memory data transfer control unit including an operation start trigger receiving unit, a parameter acquiring unit, a read unit, and a write unit. When the write unit detects switching of a write destination memory, the write unit confirms write completion as to the memory by a procedure different from writing.
|Memory, supply voltage generation circuit, and operation method of a supply voltage generation circuit used for a memory array|
A supply voltage generation circuit includes a comparison unit, a voltage level control unit and a voltage regulator circuit. The comparison unit is configured to compare input data and output data of a memory array to each other and thereby generating a comparison result, wherein the output data are storage data stored in a plurality of memory units of the memory array processed by a program operation according to the input data, and the comparison result indicates the number of different bits existing between the output data and the input data.
|Nonvolatile memory device and method of performing forming the same|
A nonvolatile memory device including a control unit configured to read resistance value information for each of memory cells as initial resistance value information and store it temporarily before a voltage pulse for forming is applied, to set resistance value information as a threshold value serving as a target for completion of the forming, the resistance value information being obtained by multiplying the initial resistance value information by a predetermined coefficient, and to repeat application of the voltage pulse for forming and reading of the resistance value information until a resistance value indicated by the resistance value information on the memory cell becomes lower than a resistance value indicated by the threshold value.. .
|Semiconductor memory device|
A semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell, a pair of local bit lines connected to the memory cell, first and second transistors, one end of the current channel of each connected to a power supply and the other end of the current channel of each connected to one of the local bit lines, third and fourth transistors, one end of the current channel of each connected to one of the local bit lines, the other end of the current channel of each connected to one of the global bit lines, fifth and sixth transistors, one end of the current channel of each connected to one of the global bit lines and the other end of the current channel of which connected to the power supply. The device further includes a control unit configured to control the transistors..
|Camera module and control method thereof|
A camera module including a housing; a lens barrel having a lens and reciprocating in the housing; a magnetic member coupled with the lens barrel; an electromagnetic member coupled with the housing and generating a magnetic field so that the lens barrel moves along an optical axis; and a hall sensor in the housing and detecting a change in magnetic field according to a position of the magnetic member before electric power is outputted to the electromagnetic member. A control unit sets a current position of the magnetic member as a first target position, setting an initial position for driving auto focusing as a second target position, aligning the lens barrel to the first target position by controlling electric power supplied to the electromagnetic member, and then moving the lens barrel to the second target position by supplying electric power to the electromagnetic member..
|Multilayer display apparatus|
A multilayer display apparatus included in an in-vehicle system includes a stereoscopic vision display device formed by a 3d display unit and a 3d display control unit that display a three-dimensional image utilizing the principle of binocular disparity, a two-dimensional display device formed by a 2d display unit and a 2d display control unit that display a two-dimensional image on a two-dimensional display face, and a half-silvered mirror. The position of the two-dimensional display face is set within a predetermine range of the position of the screen of the stereoscopic vision display device by using the half-silvered mirror..
|Priority ordered user interface screens for controlling a device|
An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store information representing a plurality of screens in each of a plurality of groups to which priorities are previously set, a determination unit configured to determine a group which is assigned the highest priority, and a control unit configured to display on a display unit a representative screen of the group assigned the highest priority.. .
|Print controlling terminal apparatus, print controlling method, image forming apparatus, and method of controlling the same|
The present inventive concept relates to a print controlling terminal apparatus, print controlling method, image forming apparatus and method of controlling the same. The print controlling terminal apparatus according to the present inventive concept includes a user interface unit which inputs a set value determining whether or not to activate a state information analyzing operation of the image forming apparatus, storage unit which stores the input set value, print data generating unit which generates print data including the set value and spools the generated print data to the image forming apparatus, and a control unit which generates a notification message using the received state information according to the set value..
|System for obtaining the shape of motor vehicles|
A system for obtaining the external shape of motor vehicles can be applied to car-washing apparatuses. The system is able to reproduce the external shape of motor vehicles.
|Image projection apparatus, control method, and computer-readable storage medium|
An image projection apparatus includes a light source configured to cause a light-emitting material to emit light by an electric discharge between a pair of electrodes; an image forming unit configured to form an image by modulating intensity of the light emitted from the light source; a receiving unit configured to receive a power-off input that triggers stopping power supply to the image projection apparatus; and an electric-power control unit configured to increase electric power supplied to the electrodes before stopping power supply to the image projection apparatus when the receiving unit receives the power-off input.. .
|Ophthalmologic imaging apparatus, ophthalmologic imaging method, and program|
A fundus camera, which does not take time for adjustment of illumination light amount and focusing even if brightness of the fundus is different for each eye to be inspected, includes an illumination unit for illuminating the fundus of the eye to be inspected, a photometry unit for performing photometry of reflection light from the fundus illuminated by the illumination unit, an illumination light amount control unit for controlling a light amount of the illumination unit, a focus detection area determining unit for determining a focus detection area with respect to a fundus image taken by an image pickup unit, and a focus detection unit for detecting a focus position in the area determined by the focus detection area determining unit. The photometry unit calculates a photometry value of the focus detection area, and the illumination light amount is controlled based on the photometry value..
|Image display apparatus, image display method, and computer-readable medium|
According to one embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a position specifying unit, a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The position specifying unit specifies a retrieval start position indicating an arbitrary place within a predetermined order of images based on a user operation.
|Image processing apparatus, control method therefor, and program|
An image processing apparatus which corrects input image data on the basis of the image data and foreign substance information including information associated with a position and a size of a foreign substance adhering near an image sensor in an image capturing apparatus which has captured the image data includes a correction unit which corrects the image data on the basis of the image data and the foreign substance information so as to reduce an influence of a shadow of the foreign substance cast in the image data, a uniformity determination unit which determines uniformity of an image in a region surrounding the foreign substance in the image data, and a control unit which, when the uniformity determination unit determines that the uniformity is lower than a predetermined value, prevents the correction unit from correcting the image data.. .
|Image search device, image search method, and image search program|
An image search device includes: a shooting unit configured to photographically shoot a subject; a display unit; a control unit configured to display a search key for image search on the display unit according to a shooting situation at the time of a shooting mode whereby the subject can photographically be shot by the shooting unit; a specifying unit which is used for specifying the search key displayed on the display unit; and a searching unit configured to search, in the event of the search key being specified via the specifying unit, an image based on the search key thus specified; with the control unit displaying, in the event of the image being searched by the searching unit, this search result on the display unit.. .
|Imaging apparatus and wireless system|
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a display unit, an antenna, an antenna control unit, a wireless unit, a reception strength detection unit, an identification information extraction unit, a recording control unit, a recording unit, a relative angle extraction unit, an estimated position calculation unit, a display control unit, an instruction input detection unit, and a wireless connection switching control unit.. .
|Display apparatus, light emitting device, and method for controlling display apparatus|
A display apparatus that displays an image by causing a light emitting device to emit light includes a detection unit configured to detect flicker information that indicates a likelihood of occurrence of a flicker based on input image information, and a control unit configured to control both a light emission luminance and a duty ratio of a light emission time of the light emitting device according to the flicker information detected by the detection unit.. .
|Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program|
An image processing device includes: a display unit which stereoscopically displays an image; an operation unit which is stereoscopically displayed so as to be spatially recognized and serves as an interface for operation by a user; and a control unit which links image display information by the display unit and spatial recognition information by the operation unit while matching the image display information and the spatial recognition information.. .
|Ink supply control method for an inkjet printer, and an inkjet printer|
An inkjet printer 1 has an elastic ink pack 10 that holds ink, and an ink supply mechanism 5 that pressurizes the ink pack 10 and supplies ink to the ink path 4 side. The ink supply mechanism 5 has a pressure pump 15; a remaining ink monitor 52 that watches if the ink in the ink pack 10 has dropped to a specific remaining ink level; a first pressure control unit 56 that drives the pressure pump 15 until the pump pressure reaches a preset first set pressure p1 when the remaining ink has not reached the specific remaining ink level; and a second pressure control unit 57 that drives the pressure pump 15 until the pump pressure reaches a second set pressure p2 that is higher than the first set pressure p1 when the remaining ink has reached the specific remaining ink level..
|Print control apparatus and method|
An apparatus capable of causing a print unit to print data on a continuous sheet includes a reception unit, a determination unit, and a print control unit. The reception unit receives data of a plurality of pages to be printed by the print unit.
|Printing apparatus and printing method|
A printing apparatus including a print head including nozzle groups each having nozzles, each of the nozzle groups applying ink having a plurality of volumes from the nozzles to form dots including dots differing in size, including: an arrangement determination unit to determine an arrangement of dots to be formed by each of the nozzle groups; a size determination unit to determine sizes of ink ejected to print the dots determined by the arrangement determination unit, according to respective ejection characteristics of the nozzle groups, such that a print characteristic of an image based on the dot arrangement determined by the arrangement determination unit is within a predetermined range; and an ejection control unit to control the print head to eject ink having the plurality of sizes determined by the size determination unit in positions of a print medium based on the arrangement determined by the arrangement determination unit.. .
|Projection apparatus, method for controlling projection apparatus, and program therefor|
A projection apparatus for projecting an image of a display unit by emitting light from a light source includes a detection unit configured to detect flicker information indicating how easily flicker occurs based on input image information, and a control unit configured to control the number of light emissions of the light source in a time period during which an image in one frame is displayed by the display unit based on the flicker information detected by the detection unit.. .
|Electronic tag device, electronic shelf labeling system, and display refresh method of electronic tag device|
There are provided an electronic tag device, an electronic shelf labeling system, and a display refresh method of an electronic tag device. The electronic tag device includes: a wireless communications unit performing wireless communications according to a preset communications protocol; a control unit controlling communications with a plurality of gateways and a server through the wireless communications unit and controlling an output of data included in a received signal to a display; a memory unit storing the data therein according to the controlling of the control unit; a display unit outputting the data to the display according to the controlling of the control unit; and a power supply unit supplying operating power according to the controlling of the control unit, wherein the control unit refreshes the display unit when a preset display refresh condition is satisfied..
|Semiconductor devices having image sensor and memory device operation modes|
A semiconductor device may include a plurality of banks; and a control unit configured to receive a command from an external device and independently control the plurality of banks according to the received command. Each bank comprises a pixel array including a plurality of pixels; a row decoder configured to activate word lines connected to the plurality of pixels under control of the control unit; a column decoder configured to activate bit lines connected to the plurality of pixels under control of the control unit; a sense amplifier and write driver configured to control and detect respective voltages of the activated bit lines to provide respective amplified voltages; and an input/output buffer configured to output data states of the pixels based on the respective amplified voltages.
|Display device and display device driver|
A display device includes a display device, a driver to drive the source line of the display device, and a control unit to compress image data and generate compression data, and supply transfer data containing compression data to the driver. The control unit includes a first sorter circuit to perform a sorting process on image data, and a compression circuit to perform a compression processing on a first sorted image data output from the sorter circuit and generate compression data.
|Capacitive touch panel and the sensing method thereof|
The invention discloses a capacitive touch panel, comprising: a comparator receiving a sense signal of a sense path and a reference signal of a reference path at a first input and a second input of the comparator, respectively; a transparent electrode coupled to the sense path and the reference path; a variable transfer capacitance connected to the first input or the second input of the comparator; and a control unit connected to an output of the comparator.. .
|Tft liquid crystal display apparatus having a touch function|
A tft liquid crystal display apparatus having a touch function, including: a first electrode layer, having multiple first electrodes and multiple thin film transistors, wherein each of the multiple thin film transistors has a source coupled to a source control unit, a gate coupled to a gate control unit, and a drain coupled to one of the multiple first electrodes and to one of multiple storage capacitors; a liquid crystal display layer, located above the first electrode layer; a transparent electrode layer, being located above the liquid crystal display layer and having multiple transparent strip electrodes; and multiple switches, of which each has a control end coupled with a mode control signal, a first contact coupled to one of the multiple transparent strip electrodes, a second contact coupled to a common voltage generation unit, and a third contact coupled to a touch detection unit.. .
|Portable terminal, key operation control method thereof, and program|
A portable terminal includes a display unit, a touch panel which is arranged on the display unit and a part other than the display unit extended from the display unit and is directed for detecting a position touched by a user on the display unit and outside the display unit, a key part which is arranged outside the display unit on the touch panel and is capable of detecting key pressing via the touch panel, and a control unit which, when detecting that the user touches a detection area set near the key part of the display unit via the touch panel, even if detecting that the user touches the key part, does not process the touch on the key part as key pressing.. .
|Flexible portable device|
A flexible portable device including a display unit for displaying an image, a communication unit for performing communication with an external device, a sensor unit for sensing user input or an environment of the flexible portable device, and a control unit for controlling the flexible portable device and the units of the flexible portable device. Further, the sensor unit includes a motion sensor unit for sensing motion of the flexible portable device and/or motion with respect to the flexible portable device, the flexible portable device has at least one flexible area which is bendable, and the motion sensor unit is located at a first area at which influence on the motion sensor unit when the flexible area is bent is avoided or minimized..
|Remote-controlling technical plant|
A control system for a technical plant includes control units at the plant to control, maintain and/or monitor the technical plant as well as a management system outside the plant to remote-control, remotely maintain, and/or remotely monitor the technical plant. The control system further includes a data link between the management system and the control units, the control units being controllable and configurable by having the management system remotely access them..
An rfid tag includes an antenna coil configured to transmit and receive a signal through near field communication, a signal processing circuit configured to process the signal transmitted and received by the antenna coil, a capacitive element arranged in series between the antenna coil and the signal processing circuit, and a control unit configured to control the capacity value of the capacitive element. The control unit changes the capacity value of the capacitive element according to whether a voltage is applied from an external power supply..
|Context aware detection and mobile platform wake|
A device includes a processor having a standby state, a control unit coupled to the processor to receive wireless identification information, and a storage device to store a processor wake policy. The control unit applies the policy to received wireless identification information to wake the processor..
|Phase difference quantization circuit, delay value control circuit thereof, and delay circuit|
A delay value control circuit of a phase difference quantization circuit, wherein the phase difference quantization circuit has first to nth (n is an integer equal to or greater than 2) delay units with binary weights. The delay value control circuit includes a replica delay unit replicating an ath (2≦a≦n) delay unit; and a delay control unit configured to compare a phase of a first output signal generated from delaying an input signal with an a−1th delay unit and a phase of a second output signal generated from delaying the input signal with the ath delay unit and the replica delay unit and configured to control a delay value of the ath delay unit using a comparison result..
|Gate driving circuit|
A shift register of a gate driving circuit includes a pull-up unit for pulling up a first output signal and a first gate signal to a high voltage level according to a driving voltage and a high-frequency clock signal, a start-up unit for transmitting a second gate signal, an energy-store unit for providing the driving voltage to the pull-up unit according to the second gate signal, a first discharging unit for pulling down the driving voltage to a first voltage level according to a first control signal, a first leakage-preventing unit for turning off the first discharging unit when the first gate signal reaches the high voltage level, a first pull-down unit for respectively pulling down the first output and first gate signals to the first and a second voltage levels according to the first control signal, and a first control unit for generating the first control signal.. .
|Counting circuit of semiconductor device and duty correction circuit of semiconductor device using the same|
A counting circuit of a semiconductor device includes a plurality of counting units configured to count respective bits of counting codes in response to a plurality of counting clocks, respectively, and to control in a counting direction in response to a counting control signal; a clock toggling control unit configured to control the number of counting clocks that toggle among the plurality of counting clocks in response to clock control signals; and a counting operation control unit configured to compare a value of target codes and a value of the counting codes, and to determine a value of the counting control signal according to a comparison result.. .
|Power converter and method for controlling same|
A power converter 100 includes a dc capacitor c, semiconductor switch groups each of which includes semiconductor switches connected in series to each other, bridge-cells 11u-j, 11v-j, and 11w-j each of which includes the dc capacitor c and two semiconductor switch groups connected in parallel to the dc capacitor c, a delta connection unit 10 including delta-connected bridge-cells and a integrated control unit 1 for controlling a circulating current flowing in the delta connection unit such that each of dc-capacitor by-phase average values follows a dc-capacitor three-phase average value, each of the dc-capacitor by-phase average values being obtained by averaging voltage values of the dc capacitors at a corresponding phase of three phases, and the dc-capacitor three-phase average value being obtained by averaging voltage values of the dc capacitors at all of the three phases.. .
|Battery pack and method of controlling the same|
A battery pack and a method of controlling the same. The battery pack includes: a first battery module that includes at least one battery cell; a second battery module that includes at least one battery cell electrically connected to the first battery module; a charge/discharge control unit that breaks or connects a charge/discharge path of each of the first battery module and the second battery module; a first battery management unit that controls the first battery module; and a second battery management unit that generates a signal for controlling switches included in the charge/discharge control unit by referring to a state of the second battery module, wherein the first battery management unit and the second battery management unit are connected in parallel to the charge/discharge control unit..
|Electric vehicle charging station dynamically responding to power limit messages based on a recent history of power provided|
An electric vehicle charging station charging electric vehicles dynamically responds to power limit messages. The charging station includes a charging port that is configured to electrically connect to an electric vehicle to provide power to charge that electric vehicle.
|Cooling apparatus for internal combustion engine|
A cooling apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes a fan that cools a coolant by operating at least at a first drive voltage and a second drive voltage higher than the first drive voltage; and a control unit that drives the fan at the first drive voltage when a vehicle is driven at a low vehicle speed that is a vehicle speed lower than a vehicle speed threshold and a coolant temperature is higher than a fan low-voltage activation threshold.. .
|Bootstrap circuit and control system for a power tool|
An electronic circuit for a power tool includes a plurality of high-side and low-side switches connected in series between terminals of a power source and coupled to a load, a bootstrap circuit comprising a plurality of bootstrap capacitors arranged to provide sufficient amount of drive voltage to turn on and off the plurality of high-side switches, and a control unit configured to turn on and off the plurality of low-side switches in succession to sequentially charge the bootstrap capacitors.. .
|Adaptive dimmer detection and control for led lamp|
An led lamp is provided in which the output light intensity of the leds in the led lamp is adjusted based on the input voltage to the led lamp. A dimmer control unit detects a type of dimmer switch during a configuration process.
|Electronic ballast or operating device for illumination means having programmable or configurable control unit|
In the case of an electronic ballast (1) for operating a lamp (10) or an operating device for illumination means, having mains terminals (5) for connecting the ballast (1) or operating device to a current supply, output terminals (6) for connecting a lamp or light source to the ballast (1) or operating device and a control unit (4) for controlling and/or regulating an operating voltage delivered to the lamp (la) or light source via the output terminals (6), external control information (vprog) for programming or configuring the operating behavior of the operating device is delivered to the control unit (4) via a programming input, and stored in a memory (4a) associated with the control unit (4). In accordance with the invention, the programming input is formed by means of the mains terminals (5) and/or the output terminals (6) of the ballast (1) or of the operating device (2), which are connected internally with the control unit (4)..
|Driver circuit of light sources|
The invention relates to a driver circuit for light sources, in particular leds, comprising a selection circuit, comprising at least one selection circuit element defined by an electric quantity having one of a plurality of pre-established electric quantity levels, and an electronic control unit (ecu), comprising a reference circuit, suitable for providing a reference electric quantity, and a regulation circuit of the driver current, suitable for establishing a driver current of the light sources on the basis of said reference electric quantity.. .
|Feed line switching apparatus, optical submarine branching apparatus, submarine cable system, and feed line switching method|
In a feed line switching apparatus, a situation in which the feed line switching apparatus cannot work when feed lines have a predetermined connection relationship is prevented. The feed line switching apparatus includes a command acquisition unit which acquires a feed line switching command which designates a connection relationship of feed lines, a switching execution unit which switches the connection relationship of the feed lines in accordance with the feed line switching command acquired by the command acquisition unit, and a switching control unit which suppresses switching of the connection relationship of the feed lines in the switching execution unit for a predetermined feed line switching command..
|Contactless power supplying device|
A contactless power supplying device is provided. A primary coil and a basic power supplying unit circuit are arranged in a power supplying area.
|Wire harness structure and electronic device control system|
Provide is a wire harness which does not increase in size with increase in number of electronic devices controlled by an electronic control unit and can standardize a relay connector, and an electronic device control system including such wire harness. A wire harness structure (2) communicatably-connects electronic devices (3) mounted on a vehicle to an electronic control unit (4) controlling the electronic devices, and includes a relay connector (6, 6a, 6b) relaying a control signal from the electronic control unit to the electronic devices, a power wire (81) and a ground wire (82) drawn out from the relay connector, power supply units connected to the power wire and the ground wire, and sets of signal wires (83a, 83b, 83c) transmitting the control signal to each power supply unit arranged to supply power to the electronic device and drive the electronic device according to the control signal from the signal wire..
|Seat heater device|
A seat heater device initiates power supply upon operation of a switch by a seat occupant within a vehicle interior and includes a heater for warming installed in a seat within the vehicle interior and a control unit for controlling energization of the heater for warming. The control unit includes a low-voltage detecting means for detecting whether an input voltage is a regular drive voltage value of the control unit or a voltage value lower than a predetermined voltage value and a switching element that is turned on when the low-voltage detecting means detects the regular drive voltage value of the control unit and turned off when the low-voltage detecting means detects a voltage value lower than the predetermined voltage value.