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new patent Temperature-control unit for an electronic component
The present disclosure relates to heat and temperature control. The teachings thereof may be embodied in temperature-control units for electronic components.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh


new patent Photocontrol device with a surge protection function
This disclosure discloses a photocontrol device with a surge protecting function, including: a photocontrol unit, a surge protection unit, and a device base. The photocontrol unit includes a plug; the device base includes a socket corresponding to the plug; the photocontrol unit is connected to the surge protection unit to form a whole body, which is connected to the device base.

new patent Terminal device, base station device, transmitting method and receiving method
The present invention pertains to a terminal device, which, when arq is used for communication that uses an uplink unit band and a plurality of downlink unit bands associated with the uplink unit band, and when a transmission mode that supports up to 2 tb in a pcell is set in the terminal, is capable of reducing the amount of signaling from a base station while eliminating a lack of pucch resources when semi-permanent scheduling (sps) is used in the pcell. A control unit in this device selects one value among values obtained by adding 1 to four pucch resource indexes, which have been preset for pucch resource 1 by the base station, on the basis of values for transmission power control information (tpc command for pucch) in a pdcch, for which notification has been received at the start of sps..
Sun Patent Trust


new patent Communication control device, communication control method, and terminal device
There is provided a communication control device including a radio communication unit which communicates with one or more terminal devices in a cell over a channel in which a link direction is allowed to be dynamically set for each sub-frame which is a unit of time in radio communication, and a control unit which controls allocation of communication resources to the terminal device based on the setting of the link direction of the channel and a location of the terminal device in the cell.. .
Sony Corporation


new patent Communication apparatus communicating with external apparatus by wireless communication, controlling communication apparatus, and storage medium
A communication apparatus includes a first wireless communication unit, a second wireless communication unit, and a control unit, wherein the control unit performs control to execute processing for sharing a communication parameter with an external apparatus via the second wireless communication unit before a request for connecting via the first wireless communication unit becomes able to be communicated with the external apparatus via the second wireless communication unit, where the communication parameter is used in connecting to the external apparatus via the first wireless communication unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


new patent Gateway device, and bearer setting control method
In a gateway device that is provided between a radio base station and a terminal device of a mobile communication network, the gateway device includes a storage control unit that temporarily stores data sequentially received from the terminal device in a data storage unit, and then transmits the data stored in the data storage unit to an external device connected to the mobile communication network; and a determination unit that determines a real time property of a service in the external device, and selects a method of setting a bearer to the radio base station based on the real time property.. .
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


new patent Video predictive encoding device, video predictive encoding method, video predictive encoding program, video predictive decoding device, video predictive decoding method, and video predictive decoding program
A video prediction encoding device provided with a picture storage unit storing, as reference pictures to be used for encoding of a subsequent picture, one or more of reconstructed pictures restored from compressed picture data and a memory control unit to control a frame memory in the picture storage unit. When a frame size of input pictures is not more than 1/(2̂l) (where l is an integer of one or more) of a maximum frame size of pictures, the memory control unit determines that (2̂l) times the maximum number of reconstructed pictures are storable in the frame memory..
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


new patent Method and monitoring zones
The present invention comprises an apparatus and method for monitoring a zone, which is a contiguous or non-contiguous, two-dimensional (2d) area or three-dimensional (3d) volume. Among its several advantages, the apparatus includes a plurality of sensors that monitor portions of the zone and report intrusion status to a control unit that provides monitoring boundary information to each of the sensors based on user input and further “maps” or otherwise associates each sensor to control unit outputs in accordance with user-defined behaviors.
Omron Scientific Technologies, Inc.


new patent Display apparatus, terminal apparatus, and display system
A display apparatus includes a display unit configured to display an image, a wireless tag, a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an external terminal apparatus, and a control unit configured to switch an operation state of the display apparatus to at least a normal operation state and a power saving state. When detecting that the wireless tag communicates with the terminal apparatus in the power saving state, the control unit shifts the operation state to the normal operation state.
Seiko Epson Corporation


new patent Image pickup element and image pickup device
An imaging element includes: an imaging unit in which a plurality of pixel groups including a plurality of pixels that output pixel signals according to incident light are formed, and on which incident light corresponding to mutually different pieces of image information is incident; a control unit that controls, for each of the pixel groups, a period of accumulating in the plurality of pixels included in the pixel group; and a readout unit that is provided to each of the pixel groups, and reads out the pixel signals from the plurality of pixels included in the pixel group.. .
Nikon Corporation


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Image signal processing device, image signal processing method and imaging device

A filtering unit extracts an edge detection signal of a high frequency band from an image signal obtained from imaging, and a band control unit controls the high frequency band on the basis of lens information. For example, the filtering unit includes a first high-pass filter with a first cutoff frequency, a second high-pass filter with a second cutoff frequency that is lower than the first cutoff frequency, and an α blending unit that performs α blending on output of the first high-pass filter and output of the second high-pass filter.

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Information processing controlling the same

An information processing apparatus loaded with an application for extending functionality of the information processing apparatus, includes a storage unit configured to, before occurrence of an event relating to an application, store display information including a display item relating to the application and displayed on a display unit of the information processing apparatus, and a display control unit configured to, after occurrence of the event relating to the application, update display relating to the display item according to the display information corresponding to the event stored in the storage unit, under control of a control program that runs on an operating system and provides a framework for managing the application.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium

This image forming apparatus includes, for example, a first control unit provided on a first control board and configured to comprehensively control the image forming apparatus, a second control unit provided on a second control board different from the first control board and configured to control a function provided by the image forming apparatus, and an image processing unit provided on the second control board and configured to execute image processing. The second control unit causes the image processing unit to execute initialization processing when power is supplied, stops supplying clocks to the image processing unit upon completion of the initialization processing, and resumes supplying clocks to the image processing unit in accordance with generation of a start event of instructing to start a function provided by the image forming apparatus..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium

A present image forming apparatus includes a first control unit that controls a native program, a second control unit that controls an extension application different from the native program, a first memory area in which an operation screen of the native program controlled by the first control unit is rendered, and a second memory area in which an operation screen of the extension application controlled by the second control unit is rendered. At least a part of the operation screen of the native program is output to a display when an event related to outputting of the operation screen of the native program has occurred while the display is displaying a screen rendered in the first memory area..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and non-transitory recording medium storing a computer readable program

An image forming apparatus includes an image generating unit for generating a job image, a color verification image generating unit, a color converting unit for performing the same color conversion on the job image and the color verification image, a printing unit for printing the job image and the color verification image subjected to the color conversion, a colorimetry device for measuring the colors of a printout of the color verification image, a storage unit, a storing control unit for storing the job image in the storage unit in association with the color verification image and colorimetrical values thereof, and a reprinting control unit, wherein the printing unit performs a test print of the stored color verification image before reprinting, and the reprinting control unit compares colorimetrical values obtained during the test print with stored past colorimetrical values and outputs color differences.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

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Methods and systems for inbound and outbound call control

An indication of an outgoing 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 outgoing call.
Kedlin Company, Llc

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Information processing device, information processing method, and program

To appropriately wirelessly connect information processing devices. An information processing device includes a wireless communication unit and a control unit.
Sony Corporation

new patent

Software authentication before software update

A programming session may be initiated to a vehicle ecu by an update device. A software update for the ecu may be authenticated by the update device using an authentication key.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

new patent

Device and a controlling a grid of beams

The present disclosure relates to a wireless communication network node comprising at least one antenna arrangement. Each antenna arrangement is arranged to communicate with user terminals by means of at least two antenna beams constituting a grid of beams.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

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Semiconductor switching string

A semiconductor switching string including a series-connected switching assemblies. Each assembly has a main switching element including first and second connection terminals which current flows between when the main switching element is on.
General Electric Technology Gmbh

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Switching device for operating at least one load

Switching device (1) for operating at least one load, comprising at least one switching unit (7; 8; 9), which switches a tapped current phase (l) to a load (2-1; 2-2; 2-3) connectable to the switching unit (7; 8; 9) to supply said load with current and which has a measurement unit (7c; 8c; 9c) which measures a current phase progression of the at least one current phase (l); a local control unit (18), which after receiving a control command from an external control system (24) actuates a semiconductor switch (7b; 8b; 9b) of the switching unit (7; 8; 9) in such a way that the semiconductor switch (7b; 8b; 9b) switches at a zero of the current phase (l) measured by the measurement unit (7c; 8c; 9c), and a local monitoring unit (20), which evaluates the current phase progression, measured by the measurement unit (7c; 8c; 9c), of the at least one current phase (l) to detect an operational deviation from a normal current supply to the associated load (2-1; 2-2; 2-3) connected to the switching unit (7; 8; 9), and reports any detected operational deviation.. .
Woehner Gmbh & Co. Kg Elektrotechnische Systeme

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Three-phase/single-phase matrix converter

A configuration for the object includes: a bidirectional switch circuit which turns on/off supply of input three-phase ac power to a load ld; and a control unit which performs virtual ac/dc conversion processing in which a plurality of interline voltage generation sections selecting two phases among the input three-phase ac power are obtained according to a plurality of modes classified according to a magnitude relationship between voltages of respective phases in the input three-phase ac power within a predetermined switching cycle and generates a switching pattern of the bidirectional switch circuit so as to perform virtual dc/ac conversion processing corresponding to the plurality of interline voltage generation sections from a second carrier waveform pattern according to the plurality of modes and a u-phase control signal and a v-phase control signal corresponding to a phase of an output side.. .
Fujitsu General Limited

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Coupling device modules for inductive data transmission

A first device module comprises a first coupling arrangement; the first coupling arrangement comprising a first inductive coil, a first magnetic core positioned within the first inductive coil to form a first electromagnet, and a first control unit electrically connected to the first inductive coil. The first control unit is configured to supply first dc current to the first inductive coil to generate a first magnetic field to attract a second device module comprising a second magnetic element and a second inductive coil by magnetic force, and first ac current to the first inductive coil to inductively transmit a first data or power signal from the first inductive coil to the second inductive coil..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

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Standby control circuit and operating method thereof, playing apparatus

The present disclosure discloses a standby control circuit and an operating method thereof, and a playing apparatus. The standby control circuit includes a controller and a standby power supply, the controller is configured to transmit a power-on signal to enable the playing apparatus to enter into a power-on state, the controller is further configured to transmit a standby signal to enable the playing apparatus to enter into a standby state, and the standby power supply is configured to supply power to a micro control unit of the playing apparatus under the condition that the playing apparatus is in the power-on state and stop supplying power to the micro control unit of the playing apparatus under the condition that the playing apparatus is in the standby state.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

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Charging system and charging method, and power adapter

The present disclosure discloses a charging system, a charging method and a power adapter. The system includes a battery, a first rectifier, a switch unit, a transformer, a compositing unit, a sampling unit, and a control unit.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Lt D.

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Charging system, lightning protection terminal during charging, and power adapter

The present disclosure discloses a charging system, a lightning protection method for a terminal during charging and a power adapter. The charging system includes a power adapter and a terminal.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

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Charging system and method, and power adapter

The present disclosure discloses a charging system and method, and a power adapter. The system includes a power adapter and a terminal.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Lt D.

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System for supplying at least one electrical load or energy storage device with direct current

A system for supplying at least one electrical load or energy storage device with direct current by way of a plurality of electrical generators that are mounted to at rollers, in particular track rollers or support rollers, of a cable car system. The output of each of the generators leads to a respective ac/dc converter.
Innova Patent Gmbh

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Electronic system for power consumption management of appliances

An electronic system for power consumption management of one or more domestic appliances is routinely informed on actual energy tariff through a network control unit or through a predetermined time-table stored in the system. A user interface of the electronic system is provided where the user can set his preference concerning the switch-on time of each appliance and/or function thereof and read the related estimated energy consumption and/or energy cost of the appliance working program..
Whirlpool Corporation

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Excimer laser apparatus and excimer laser system

The excimer laser apparatus may include a laser chamber configured to contain gas, a pair of electrodes provided in the laser chamber, a power source unit configured to supply a pulse voltage between the pair of electrodes, a gas supply unit configured to supply gas into the laser chamber, a gas exhaust unit configured to partially exhaust gas from within the laser chamber, and a gas control unit configured to control the gas supply unit and the gas exhaust unit, where a replacement ratio of gas to be replaced from within the laser chamber increases as deterioration of the pair of electrodes progresses, the deterioration being represented by a deterioration parameter of the pair of electrodes.. .
Gigaphoton Inc.

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Mobile terminal and balancing radiation

A mobile terminal with multiple antennas which can balance the directional output of radiation includes a first antenna, a second antenna, a control unit, a switch unit, and a baseband processing unit. The baseband processing unit determines radiation power of signals to be transmitted by the first antenna or the second antenna.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

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Fuel cell system and control fuel cell system

A fuel cell system includes a fuel supply unit that supplies a fuel to electrolyte membrane of fuel cell, an oxidant supply unit that supplies an oxidant to the electrolyte membrane, and an electricity generation control unit that controls electricity generation by the fuel cell by controlling supply of the oxidant by the oxidant supply unit and supply of the fuel by the fuel supply unit. The fuel cell system includes a wet/dry state detection unit configured to detect a wet/dry state of the electrolyte membrane, a flow rate adjustment unit configured to adjust a flow rate of the fuel supplied to the fuel cell by the fuel supply unit; and a temperature adjustment unit configured to adjust a temperature of the oxidant supplied to the fuel cell by the oxidant supply unit.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Battery monitoring device

A battery monitoring device includes a plurality of voltage detection line, each of which configured to be electrically connected to an electrode of a respective one of a plurality of unit batteries in a battery assembly, the battery assembly being constituted by the unit batteries, a plurality of electronic circuits, each of which configured to be connected to a respective one of the voltage detection lines and to detect a voltage of a corresponding one of the unit batteries, a plurality of voltage detection substrates configured to be mounted to the unit batteries respectively, wherein each of the voltage detection lines and each of the electronic circuits are mounted on a respective one of the voltage detection substrates, and a communication line that connects the plurality of voltage detection substrates and a battery control unit.. .
Yazaki Corporation

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Electricity storage pack

An electricity storage pack includes a base member, a connector that is fixed to the base member and includes a first fitting portion and a second fitting portion, an electric wire that electrically connects the first fitting portion and the second fitting portion, an electricity storage module that includes an electricity storage-side fitting portion fitted to the first fitting portion, and a control unit that includes a control-side fitting portion fitted to the second fitting portion.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

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Relay control device

A relay control device is provided configured to reduce the amount of power supplied to a coil in an electromagnetic relay. The relay control device includes a control unit for generating and outputting a pfm signal to control the voltage-drop dc/dc converter unit, a filter unit allowing passage of the pfm signal, and a circuit unit controlling the operation of the voltage-drop dc/dc converter unit in accordance with the output signal of the filter unit.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

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Semiconductor integrated circuit device

A semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a control unit which causes a column selection circuit to separate bit line pairs from a common bit line pair and causes a sense amplifier circuit to amplify a potential difference between the common bit line pair precharged by a precharge circuit, in response to a unique id generation instruction.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation

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Level shifter and operation method thereof

A level shifter includes an input control unit suitable for outputting an output control signal according to a pulse width of a data signal and a pulse width of an input control signal; and an output control unit suitable for controlling an output driving signal according to the output control signal.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.

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Musical piece reproducing system, data outputting apparatus, and musical piece reproducing method

In a musical piece reproducing system, a reproduction control unit causes a sound device to reproduce a musical piece. A display control unit causes a display device to display motion graphics based on motion graphic data stored in a storage device.
Lyric Arts Inc.

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Voltage generation circuit and liquid crystal television

The present invention provides a voltage generation circuit, comprising a control unit, a controlled unit and an output unit, and the control unit receives a trigger signal to generate a control signal having a preset delay, and the control unit is further coupled to the controlled unit to control the controlled unit to be in a first state in a duration of the preset delay and to be in a second state in a duration of a non-preset delay, and the output unit outputs a first drive voltage to the drive unit as the controlled unit is in the first state and to output a second drive voltage to the drive unit as the controlled unit is in the second state, and the first drive voltage is smaller than the second drive voltage to achieve decreasing the drive voltage to lower power consumption of the data drive chip.. .
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

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Goa circuit and liquid crystal display device

A goa circuit and a liquid crystal display device are provided. The goa circuit includes a plurality of gate driving modules for inputting scanning signals to scanning lines.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

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Common voltage adjustment circuit, common voltage adjustment method, display panel and display device

The present disclosure provides a common voltage adjustment circuit, a common voltage adjustment method, a display panel and a display device. The common voltage adjustment circuit includes: a filter unit; and a control unit configured to, at a compensation stage, enable a common voltage feedback line to be electrically disconnected from a second input end of a common voltage negative-feedback amplification unit and enable a reference common voltage output end to be electrically connected to the second input end of the common voltage negative-feedback amplification unit through the filter unit, and at a non-compensation stage, enable the common voltage feedback line to be electrically connected to the second input end of the common voltage negative-feedback amplification unit and enable the reference common voltage output end to be electrically disconnected from the second input end of the common voltage negative-feedback amplification unit..
Chongqing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

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Pixel driving circuit and method, pixel structure and display device

A pixel driving circuit and method, a pixel structure and display device. The pixel driving circuit includes: a driving transistor with a source electrode connected with a luminescent device; a capacitor structure with a first end connected with a gate electrode of the driving transistor; a first write control unit, configured to write a threshold voltage of the driving transistor into the first end of the capacitor structure at a write stage; a second write control unit, configured to write a data signal into a second end of the capacitor structure at the write stage; a power output control unit, configured to output a power supply signal to a drain electrode of the driving transistor at an emission stage; and a voltage follow control unit configured to control a voltage of the gate electrode to follow a change of a voltage of the source electrode of the driving transistor..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

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Decorative device

A decorative cover includes a lenticular lens sheet, an outer frame, a connection point, and a plurality of led chips. The outer frame is fitted onto an outer periphery of a smartphone.
Fujifilm Corporation

new patent

Using information obtained from fleet of vehicles for informational display and control of an autonomous vehicle

Described herein is an electronic control unit in an autonomous vehicle. The electronic control unit may comprise: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

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Gaming machine, control machine, and program for gaming machine

A gaming machine provides an operation unit, a display unit, and a control unit. The operation unit is an operation of the player.
Konami Gaming, Inc.

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Information processing apparatus, control information processing apparatus, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store information related to an activation of the information processing apparatus, a control unit configured to perform a control such that, in a case where the information stored in the storage unit relates to a first activation, the information processing apparatus is shifted into a standby state when power is supplied to the information processing apparatus, and in a case where the stored information relates to a second activation, the information processing apparatus is shifted into the standby state when the power is supplied to the information processing apparatus and also a signal input to the control unit is put into a particular state, and a power supply control unit configured to put the signal input to the control unit into the particular state when the information processing apparatus is not shifted into the standby state even when the power is supplied.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Single transducer fingerprint system

Disclosed herein are techniques for generating an image of a target object using a sensor. The sensor includes a substrate and a single transceiver.
Qualcomm Incorporated

new patent

Storage device and server device

According to one embodiment, a storage device includes a memory, a controller, an interface unit, a switch, and a switch control unit. The memory stores data.
Toshiba Memory Corporation

new patent

Address control circuit and control address control circuit

An address control circuit includes a setting terminal connectable to a ground potential, a time constant setting circuit connected to the setting terminal, and a control unit connected to the time constant setting circuit and configured to set an address for serial communication. The time constant setting circuit includes a resistive element disposed between the setting terminal and the control unit and configured to protect the control unit against overvoltage.
Minebea Mitsumi Inc.

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Semiconductor device and control method thereof

A semiconductor device (1) includes a first processing unit (10-1), a second processing unit (10-2), a writing unit (12), a storage unit (14), and a processing control unit (20). The writing unit (12) writes first information related to processing of each of the first processing unit (10-1) and the second processing unit (10-2) into the storage unit (14).
Renesas Electronics Corporation

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Electronic system with update control mechanism and operation thereof

An electronic system includes: an interface control unit configured to receive a write buffer command; a command core, coupled to the interface control unit, configured to execute a firmware update based on the write buffer command; a non-volatile memory array, coupled to the command core, configured to store an image of a primary file system, a secondary file system, a primary firmware, and a secondary firmware; a tightly coupled memory (tcm), coupled to the command core, configured to contain an operating firmware; and a volatile memory, coupled to the interface control unit, configured to store the write buffer command including a product image; wherein: the command core is configured to execute in order: verify the product image, extract an operating firmware executable and a solid state file system (ssfs) update from the product image, copy the operating firmware executable to the secondary firmware and the tcm, restart the operating firmware as the operating firmware executable in the tcm, extract a solid state file system (ssfs) update from the product image, copy the ssfs update to the secondary file system, copy the operating firmware executable to the primary firmware, and copy the ssfs update to the primary file system.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus is connected to an image processing apparatus via a network and includes a control unit. The unit activates a status management program for acquiring and displaying information relating to a state of the image processing apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Method for performing data transaction and memory device therefor

A system for performing a data transaction between a memory and a master via a bus based on a strobe signal. The memory includes at least one memory bank having first and second cuts.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

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On-board operation device

An on-board operation device with improved operability is provided. The on-board operation device includes: a display unit configured to display a gui object; a first detection unit configured to detect an approach position of an indicator on a display surface of the display unit; a process performing unit configured to perform a process corresponding to the gui object displayed at the approach position detected by the first detection unit; a second detection unit disposed at an outer edge of the display surface of the display unit and configured to detect an approach position of the indicator; and a display control unit configured to enlarge and display the gui object on the display unit when the approach position of the indicator is detected by the second detection unit..
Honda Motor Co.,ltd.

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Information processing apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus including a line-of-sight position acquisition unit configured to acquire a line-of-sight position of a user, a state control unit configured to perform a transition to an active state in response to a first operation performed by the user, the active state being capable of selecting an object by the user through a line of sight of the user, and a processing unit configured to determine an object corresponding to the acquired line-of-sight position as a selected object in response to a second operation performed by the user subsequent to the first operation.. .
Sony Corporation

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Electronic device and control method thereof

An electronic device includes a touch detection unit that detects a touch operation on a touch panel, a member operation detection unit that detects an operation to an operating member different from the touch panel, and a control unit that controls a first processing executed based on a start of a first touch on the touch panel when the operation is not performed, a second processing not to be executed based on the touch operation of the first touch while the operation is performed if the operation is performed when the first touch is performed, and executes the first processing based on a movement of a touched position of the first touch after the operation is no longer performed.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Display control apparatus, display control method, and display control program

A display control apparatus includes a recognizing unit configured to recognize a position of an operator and a position of a hand or the like of the operator, a calculating unit configured to regard a position of the operator in a screen coordinate system set on a screen as an origin of an operator coordinate system and multiply a position of the hand or the like with respect to the origin of the operator coordinate system by a predetermined function, thereby calculating a position of display information corresponding to the hand or the like in the screen coordinate system, and a control unit configured to cause the display information to be displayed at the position in the screen coordinate system calculated by the calculating unit.. .
Sony Corporation

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Information display device and information display method

An information display device includes a display control unit, a gesture detection unit, a gesture identification unit that makes identification of an operator's gesture based on gesture information and outputs a signal based on a result of the identification, a distance estimation unit that estimates a distance between the operator and a display unit, and an identification function setting unit that sets gestures identifiable by the gesture identification unit so that the number of gestures identifiable by the gesture identification unit when the estimated distance is over a first set distance is smaller than the number of gestures identifiable by the gesture identification unit when the estimated distance is less than or equal to the first set distance.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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Self-navigating and object-lifting cleaning device

A self-navigating cleaning device with obstacle-removing capabilities includes a detecting unit to detect the environment, and a driving unit to receive the driving signal from a navigation control unit and drive the cleaning device to move according to the driving signal. A floor cleaning unit cleans the floor automatically during movement of the cleaning device..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

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Unmanned aerial vehicle having automatic tracking function and controlling the same

The present invention relates to an unmanned aerial vehicle having an automatic tracking function and a control method thereof, the unmanned aerial vehicle comprising: an image input unit for acquiring an image of a peripheral image of a subject to be photographed; an object recognition unit for extracting a region of interest using the image acquired through the image input unit, detecting a specific region located within the region of interest to measure coordinates, and recognizing the specific region as an object to be tracked; an object tracking unit for calculating and tracking a position of the object to be tracked recognized by the object recognition unit using a tracking learning detection (tld) learning algorithm and generating a drive command for driving the unmanned aerial vehicle corresponding to the position; a motion recognition unit for recognizing a motion of the object to be tracked and generating a driving command corresponding to a photographing mode, a moving picture photographing mode, and a return mode; and a drive control unit for driving the unmanned aerial vehicle according to the drive command. Due to this feature, the present invention has an effect of enabling autonomous flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle by recognizing and automatically tracking an object to be tracked..
Eyedea Inc.

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Control system for and control autonomous driving vehicle

A control system for an autonomous driving vehicle comprises an operation device configured to be operated by a driver; a notification device configured to give notification to the driver; and an electronic control unit. Autonomous driving is performed.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Method for monitoring an electronic control unit and control unit for a motor vehicle

A method is specified for monitoring an electronic control unit for a motor vehicle. An electronic control unit with a monitoring circuit, which contains at least one sensor component, is provided.
Continental Automotive Gmbh

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Method and arrangement for providing redundancy in a vehicle electrical control system

An arrangement is provided for providing redundancy in a vehicle electrical control system, including a plurality of electronic control units connected to each other through a first data bus, and where each electronic control unit is connected to one or more i/o-units through a separate second data bus, where each second data bus is provided with a separate transceiver which allows communication between an electronic control unit and an i/o-unit, and where the arrangement includes a programmable switch arranged between the electronic control units and the transceivers, where the programmable switch is adapted to interconnect each transceiver with a selected electronic control unit. A transceiver may be reconnected to a new ecu in an easy way, when the ecu to which the transceiver was originally connected to breaks down, which allows the new ecu to access the i/o-units of the broken ecu and which in turn provides an effective redundancy for the electrical control system..
Volvo Truck Corporation

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Motor control device and game machine

A motor control device configured to control a motor, includes a first memory; a second memory different from the first memory; a communication interface circuit configured to receive a control command from an external device; a command parser configured to store control information in the first memory and in the second memory when the control command includes control information defining an operation of the motor, and to generate a response signal including the control information stored in the first memory when the control command includes a command for verifying a communication state and transmit the response signal to the external device via the communication interface circuit; a control unit configured to read the control information from the second memory; and a drive signal generator.. .
Omron Corporation

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Plant monitoring control device

A plant monitoring control device is such that when a control command is input by an operator into a process control device that implements control of a plant, a simulator is notified by a control unit of control information in the control command. Furthermore, whether or not to implement the control is automatically determined by a determination circuit of the control unit based on a result of a predictive operation by the simulator, and when determining to implement, the process control device is notified by the control unit of the control information in the control command..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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Image forming apparatus with detachable fixing device

An image forming apparatus with a detachable fixing device that is capable of printing with high quality without printing wastefully. A storage unit stores identification information about a fixing device in association with an attribute of a sheet that is printable with the fixing device concerned.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes image bearing members, an intermediate transfer member, a transfer unit, a control unit, and image forming units respectively corresponding to the image bearing members and each configured to form and transfer an image to the intermediate transfer member, which is then transferred to the conveyed recording material. Image patterns on the intermediate transfer member are detected for positional deviation detection.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes a control unit configured to change, to a light quantity different from a plurality of reference light quantities, a light quantity per unit area of a surface of an electrical charge retention layer of a photosensitive member when an exposure unit exposes the surface in correspondence with a plurality of gradation levels, based on a plurality of exposure potentials corresponding to the plurality of gradation levels which is acquired by exposing with the exposure unit the surface with each of the plurality of reference light quantities corresponding to the plurality of gradation levels, and measuring with the measurement unit the plurality of exposure potentials of the photosensitive member which is formed by the exposure with the plurality of reference light quantities.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Display spectacles and driving method thereof

Display spectacles and a driving method thereof are disclosed. The display spectacles include a spectacle frame and two display devices provided on the spectacle frame as spectacle lenses.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

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Liquid crystal display and electronic device

A liquid crystal display and an electronic device are disclosed. The control unit applies voltages to sub-electrodes and a first transparent electrode according to image data to generate electric fields, so that liquid crystal molecules in regions of the liquid crystal layer corresponding to electrode units are deflected to form micro-prism structures, and the control unit controls the micro-prism structures by controlling magnitude of voltages on the sub-electrodes in the electrode units, thereby controlling an energy distribution ratio of emergent light resulted from refraction of the backlight′ light by the micro-prism structures and in a preset viewing angle range.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

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Microscope apparatus

A microscope apparatus includes: a light source configured to emit illumination light to illuminate a specimen; a dimming input unit configured to set and input a light amount of the light source in a predetermined dimming range; a switching unit configured to switch a first instruction value instructing the light amount of the light source to a second instruction value larger than the first instruction value when a switching signal to switch the light amount of the light source is input; and a control unit configured to control a light amount of the illumination light emitted from the light source according to the first instruction value set and input by the dimming input unit or the second instruction value obtained by switching by the switching unit.. .
Olympus Corporation

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Medical observation device, lens driving control device, lens driving control method, program, and video microscope device

[object] to provide a medical observation device, a lens driving control device, a lens driving control method, a program, and a video microscope device. [solution] a medical observation device including: an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate a focus evaluation value indicating a focus state of a lens for each of two or more lenses; and a movement control unit configured to specify a lens movement parameter that is common to the two or more lenses on the basis of the focus evaluation value..
Sony Corporation

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Optical observation device and controlling optical observation device

The first polarizing element transmits a specific linear polarized component. The first polarizing element is rotatably disposed on a surface orthogonal to an optical axis of a first optical path, and is rotated and driven by the first rotation drive unit.
Fujifilm Corporation

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Two-channel wheel speed sensor system

A wheel speed sensor system for determining the rotational speed of the wheels mounted at the opposite ends of an axle without requiring wheel speed sensor assemblies for each wheel shaft axle. As a result, the speed sensor system of the present disclosure can be housed in small sized or small capacity axle housing such as banjo type housings.
Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, Llc

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Particle sorting apparatus, particle sorting method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing program

The present disclosure provides a particle sorting apparatus, a particle sorting method, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing program that enable sorting object particles to be sorted with high precision, even when the sorting object particles are large. In the particle sorting apparatus, a charging unit that applies charges to at least a part of liquid droplets ejected from an orifice to generate a fluid stream and a charging control unit that adjusts a charge application end time in the charging unit according to sizes of particles included in the liquid droplets are provided..
Sony Corporation

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Subsea transition system

Methods of remotely facilitating the transition between hydrotesting and dewatering of a subsea pipeline include a control unit of a subsea valve actuation system determining when hydrotesting of the pipeline has been completed and autonomously allowing fluid flow out of the pipeline at the receiving end thereof without the involvement of an external source at the surface, or a uv, at the pig receiving end of the pipeline to allow dewatering the pipeline from the launch end of the pipeline.. .
Baker Hughes Incorporated

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Mix weighing device

Provided is a mix weighing device which facilitates a constant mixing ratio, in terms of external appearance, of a plurality of types of materials after mix weighing. This mix weighing device (1) is a device to mix-weigh a plurality of types of the material on the basis of individual weighed target weight (wt), wherein the mix weighing device (1) is provided with a conveying unit (10), a mix weighing unit (20), a storage unit (61), a weighed target weight setting unit (66), and a control unit (60).
Ishida Co., Ltd.

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Air-conditioning control apparatus

An air-conditioning control apparatus includes an away detector, a position acquisition unit, a distance acquisition unit, and an instrument control unit. The away detector detects that a user is away from a building.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.

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Sensor mounting device

A sensor mounting device (100) of the present disclosure includes: a power supply unit (110) configured to generate power that is to be supplied to the device; a sensor (120) configured to acquire information of the environment around of the device; a first control unit (130) configured to give an instruction based on the information acquired by the sensor (120); and a second control unit (150) configured to control the device in accordance with the instruction of the first control unit (130). Power to the sensor (120) and the first control unit (130) is directly supplied from the power supply unit (110).
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

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Air-conditioning control apparatus

An air-conditioning control apparatus includes an away detector, a position acquisition unit, a distance acquisition unit, an instrument control unit, and a learning storage unit. The away detector detects that a user is away from a building.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.

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Terminal device, air conditioner, and wearable terminal

A position detection unit detects a current position of the terminal device, an environmental-information acquisition unit acquires environmental information of the terminal device, and a storage unit stores therein a behavior pattern of a user of the terminal device, a control pattern of an air conditioner, and air-conditioner position information. The terminal device also includes a control unit that estimates an arrival time at which the user arrives at a position of the air conditioner based on the current position, a moving speed included in the environmental information, and the air-conditioner position information, estimates a behavior pattern of the user by using the moving speed, and decides a control pattern of the air conditioner based on the environmental information and the estimated behavior pattern..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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Gas cooktop with defined simmer settings

A control unit is provided for use on a gas appliance. The control unit includes an urged member and a rotor, the rotor being attached to a user input device and being rotatable to a plurality of positions, the plurality of positions including a number of positions that correspond to a number of simmer settings of a gas valve.
Bsh Hausgerate Gmbh

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Facilitating the transition between flooding and hydrotesting with the use of an intelligent pig

Methods of remotely facilitating the transition between flooding and hydrotesting a subsea pipeline include a control unit of a subsea valve actuation system closing off fluid flow out of the pipeline at the receiving end thereof based at least partially upon one or more signals emitted by at least one intelligent pig that has passed through the pipeline during flooding and without the involvement of an external source at the surface, or a uv, at the pig receiving end of the pipeline.. .
Baker Hughes Incorporated

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Flow variation system

Methods of remotely, selectively controlling the flow rate of fluid moving through a subsea pipeline during dewatering of the pipeline involve a control unit of a subsea valve actuation system selectively, autonomously varying the flow of fluid through a fluid flow conduit of the system fluidly coupled to the pipeline at the pig receiving end thereof based at least partially upon one or more signals emitted by at least one pressure transducer or flow meter fluidly coupled to the fluid flow conduit.. .
Baker Hughes Incorporated

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Shift controller for vehicle

A shift controller for a vehicle includes a shift switching unit, a rotation restricting element, and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to: acquire a count value corresponding to a degree of rotation of an actuator; set a rotational position of the actuator when the count value does not change by restricting rotation of the actuator using the rotation restricting element as a reference position of the actuator corresponding to the predetermined shift position; and interrupt setting the reference position of the actuator and restart setting the reference position of the actuator when the rotation of the actuator is restricted and a supply voltage to the actuator is equal to or lower than a predetermined first voltage determination value or a variation in the count value while the rotation of the actuator is restricted is equal to or greater than a predetermined value..
Denso Corporation

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Blower

A blower includes a mounting base, a motor, an impeller, and an electronic control unit. The motor is mounted to the mounting base from one direction.
Johnson Electric S.a.

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Wave-wind mutually supplementing power supply system for continuous power generation

A wave-wind mutually supplementing power supply system for continuous power generation is disclosed. The system of the present invention has a wave kinetic energy module (10), which comprises a wave energy harnessing unit (100), a transmission shaft (110), a generator unit (120), a torque adjusting unit (130) and an automatic control unit (140).

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Start control system for engine and start control engine

A start control system for an engine is provided. The engine is a direct injection engine, and the engine is provided with a starter motor.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Control unit for internal combustion engine

A control unit for an internal combustion engine is configured for allowing smooth operation of the internal combustion engine by increasing an intake amount while maintaining an opening timing of an intake valve constant, at the time of low-rotation, high-load state. A valve opening/closing timing control apparatus includes a phase adjustment mechanism configured to vary a relative rotational phase between a driving side rotary body rotatable in synchronism with a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine and a driven side rotary body rotatable together with an intake cam shaft.
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

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Energy conversion system and method

The present invention relates to an energy conversion system for converting thermal energy to mechanical energy, comprising an evaporator, an expander, a condenser, a first tank, and a second tank. The energy conversion system further comprises flow control devices for controlling flow or working fluid between the evaporator, the expander, the condenser and the tanks, and a control unit for controlling operation of the energy conversion system by controlling the flow control devices.
Greel Ab

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Vehicle window glass raising/lowering device, vehicle door, and vehicle

A vehicle window glass raising/lowering device includes a drive mechanism, a control unit for controlling the drive mechanism, a camera for capturing an image of a detection line. The camera includes an optical system.
Mitsuba Corporation

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Incubator and incubator system with clean bench function

The present invention provides an incubator with a clean bench function to have both function of opened and closed system and a proposal how to use, allowing cells or others to be “closable and openable” manipulated and cultured, as well as an incubator, a globe box, a clean bench. This is implemented in this system has a specific structure and a characteristic component, e.g., a structure classified two units by the inside temperature, an operation cover and a circular fixture, a channel from/to inside or outside etc.
Dokkyo Medical University

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Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming unit to form an image on a sheet, an intermediate processing tray where sheets conveyed through a first conveyance path are stacked as a sheet bundle, a sensor disposed at a second conveyance path to detect a conveyed sheet bundle, and a stacking tray in which sheets discharged through a discharging path diverging from the first conveyance path are stacked. In response to a sensor detected paper jam, a control unit determines the intermediate processing tray as the discharging destination for a sheet among the remaining sheets, and determines the stacking tray as the discharging destination for a sheet among the remaining sheets.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

new patent

Plant and process for preparing drugs

The embodiments include a plant for the preparation of drugs. A casing defining at least one storage chamber in communication with at least one preparation chamber by a passage opening is provided.
Aea S.r.l.

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Electronic shifting device and bicycle using the same

An electronic shifting device and a bicycle using the same are provided. The electronic shifting device includes a primary controller, a first electronic derailleur unit, a second electronic derailleur unit, a cable, a main power supply and a first control unit.
Th Industries Co., Ltd.

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Traveling apparatus

Provided is a traveling apparatus including at least, with respect to a traveling direction, a front wheel and a rear wheel and on which a user rides when traveling. The traveling apparatus includes a driving unit configured to drive at least one of the front wheel and the rear wheel, an adjusting mechanism including a rotation part configured to rotate a front wheel supporting member and a rear wheel supporting member in relation to each other, the adjusting mechanism being configured to adjust a wheel base length between the front wheel and the rear wheel by an action of the user being transmitted, thereby changing an angle formed by the front wheel supporting member and the rear wheel supporting member, and a control unit configured to control the driving unit based on a parameter, the parameter changing in conjunction with the wheel base length..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Driving support device, driving support system, and driving support method

In a driving support device, an image output unit outputs an image including a vehicle object representing a vehicle and a peripheral situation of the vehicle, to a display unit. An operation signal input unit receives a gesture operation by a user that involves moving of the vehicle object in the image displayed on the display unit.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Vehicle soft-park control system

A soft-park control system to control vehicle movement during parking of a vehicle includes a transmission and one or more brake assemblies. The transmission includes a parking pawl that mechanically engages a notch in a parking gear.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

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Collision avoidance system for vehicle

A collision avoidance system includes a plurality of cameras disposed at a vehicle, and an electronic control unit that includes an image processor operable to process image data captured by the cameras. A plurality of other sensors sense at least one of rearward and sideward of the equipped vehicle and capture sensor data.
Magna Electronics Inc.

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Control device

A control device that includes an electronic control unit that causes a rotational speed of the rotating electric machine to change according to a predetermined first change pattern after the rotational speed of the rotating electric machine changes from a pre-shifting synchronous rotational speed in association with progress of the shifting operation until reaching a first synchronous range that is determined on the basis of a rotational speed of the internal combustion engine, the pre-shifting synchronous rotational speed being the rotational speed of the rotating electric machine in a shift speed established before the shifting operation is started.. .
Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

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Brake control vehicle

A brake control apparatus includes: a master cylinder that outputs a brake fluid at a master pressure; a master pressure changing device that can change the master pressure irrespective of an operation of a brake pedal; a brake actuator; and a control unit that executes antilock control by reducing a brake pressure of a target wheel. Modes of the antilock control include a normal mode and a pseudo mode.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Brake control vehicle

A brake control apparatus includes: a master cylinder that outputs a brake fluid at a master pressure; a master pressure changing device that is configured to change the master pressure irrespective of an operation of a brake pedal; a brake actuator; and a control unit that executes vehicle stability control by changing a brake pressure of a target wheel. Modes of the vehicle stability control include a normal mode and a pseudo mode.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Control device of electric step for vehicle

An electric step control device for a vehicle having a step provided movably by power of a motor from a retraction position where the step is retracted under a vehicle body to an overhang position where the step appears from the vehicle body or vice versa according to an opening and closure operation of a door, has a control unit. The control unit executes an overhang drive control that moves the step from the retraction position to the overhang position according to an occurrence of the opening operation of the door having been at a closure position.
Mitsui Kinzoku Act Corporation

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Device for controlling operation of modem for vehicle in order to prevent battery discharge and controlling same

Provided is a device for controlling an operation of a modem for a vehicle in order to prevent battery discharge, comprising: a modem for a vehicle mounted on the vehicle; and a tcu (telematic control unit) for frequently or periodically detecting a communication environment of the modem for the vehicle when the modem for the vehicle enters a standby state mode, and, when the number of times of repetition of a normal service state and a no-service state is larger than or equal to a reference value or when the number of times of repetition of communication network registration is larger than or equal to the reference value, cutting off standby power of the modem for the vehicle even before a standby time preconfigured in the modem terminates.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

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Automatic driving system

An automatic driving system includes: an interior light configured to illuminate a vehicle compartment of a vehicle; an interior light control unit configured to control the interior light; and a driving control unit configured to perform automatic driving control of automatically driving the vehicle, end the automatic driving control when the automatic driving control is being performed, and switch driving of the vehicle from automatic driving to manual driving. The interior light control unit is configured to perform, when the interior light is lighted while the automatic driving control is being performed, dimming control of decreasing an illuminance of the interior light before the driving control unit switches the driving of the vehicle from the automatic driving to the manual driving..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

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Label printer

A label printer according to an embodiment includes a support unit that supports a roll of a backless label paper; a conveying unit that conveys and reverse conveys the backless label paper along a conveying path; a printing unit positioned on the conveying path and including a print head that prints on a surface of the backless label paper; a cutting unit, positioned on the conveying path downstream of the printing unit in a conveying direction, that cuts the backless label paper; and a control unit that controls the conveying unit to reverse convey the backless label paper in a reverse conveying direction after the cutting unit cuts the backless label paper sheet so that a tip of the backless label paper is stopped at a predetermined position downstream from the print head in the conveying direction.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

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Extruder and extruding cord reinforced tire components

Provided is an extruder and a method for extruding cord reinforced tire components, wherein the extruder has an extruder head with a die and a cord guide. The die is provided with a cross sectional profile that defines a first cross section of the extrusion material in the die, wherein the cross sectional profile has a profile height.
Vmi Holland B.v.

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Robot control unit for assembly robot

A robot control unit for an assembly robot includes a force detecting device configured to detect forces applied to first and second works and, when the first work is fitted to the second work by a first robotic arm, a storage device stores a deflection amount table associating a force applied when fitting with the deflection amount of the robotic arm in a direction of the fitting, a deflection-amount acquiring process configured to calculate the deflection amount of the robotic arm in the direction of the fitting by using a value detected by the force detecting device and the deflection amount table, a work-position acquiring process configured to calculate a work position as the position of the first work relative to the second work in the direction of the fitting based on operation information about the robotic arm, and a real-fitting-amount acquiring process configured to correct the work position based on the calculated deflection amount.. .
Fanuc Corporation

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Modular mobile robot

A modular mobile robot for use in association with a control unit includes a chassis, a pair of drive traction modules, a pair of drive transmission modules, a self-contained head module, a self-contained power module and a self-contained core module. The drive traction modules are operably attachable to the chassis.
Engineering Services Inc.

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Robot system

A robot system includes a conveying device, a robot, a control unit for controlling operation of the robot by transmitting a drive signal to a motor of the robot, and for outputting a driving speed control signal to the conveying device, and an encoder for detecting a conveying speed of the conveying device in a regular operation mode, where, when the robot is to be operated in a teach mode and a test mode, the control unit transmits a drive signal to the robot such that an operation speed is reduced by a received override value, and outputs the driving speed control signal such that the conveying speed of the conveying device is reduced by the override value.. .
Fanuc Corporation

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Device, method and control unit for the generative production of a three-dimensional object

The present invention relates to a method for the production of a three-dimensional object (2) by way of layered solidification of a powder construction material (11) by way of electromagnetic radiation, in particular laser radiation, having the steps: scanning points, which correspond to a cross section of the object (2) to be produced, of an applied layer of the powder construction material (11) with an electromagnetic beam (22) from a radiation source (21) for purposes of selectively solidifying the powder construction material (11), conducting a gas flow (33) across the applied layer during the scanning with the electromagnetic beam (22) and performing an irregularity determination with regard to the presence of a process irregularity with regard to at least one process parameter during the production, wherein during the scanning by way of the electromagnetic beam (22), the scanning process at at least one present point of the cross section to be solidified is interrupted on the basis of a result of the irregularity determination.. .
Eos Gmbh Electro Optical Systems

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Method for machine-cleaning workpieces and/or machine components, and cleaning system

The invention relates to a method and a cleaning system for machine-cleaning workpieces and/or machine components received in at least one partly open cleaning chamber. A first aspect of the invention relates to a method for machine-cleaning workpieces or machine components received in at least one partly open cleaning chamber, wherein the workpieces or machine components to be cleaned are introduced into the cleaning chamber on a workpiece support and/or a rotary arrangement; at least one cleaning flow is generated by at least one lance device.
Zippel Gmbh

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Syringes with improved locking units

The present invention relates to a rectal delivery device in the form of a syringe with improved locking mechanism for the delivery of an appropriate dosage of a medicament, thereby minimizing errors. More particularly, the present invention provides syringes with improved lock control units for delivering diazepam formulations for the treatment of patients experiencing epileptic seizures..
Virchow Biotech Inc.

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Thermal system

A thermal system includes a thermal control unit adapted to supply temperature controlled fluid to one or more thermal pads. The thermal pads may include an interior chamber for fluid circulation, an inlet and an outlet, and first and second temperature sensors positioned adjacent the inlet and outlet, respectively.
Stryker Corporation

new patent

Ultrasonic diagnosis system

Provided is an ultrasonic diagnosis system in which an ultrasonic diagnosis device is configured from a front-end (fe) device and a back-end (be) device. The be device is provided with two sensor pairs.
Hitachi, Ltd.

new patent

Wearable device

A wearable device is disclosed, including a microprocessor control unit, a first switch module, a bluetooth module, and a multimedia module. The wearable device can be connected to a terminal device by using the bluetooth module to share data, use data locally stored in the multimedia module, and monitor data corresponding to a preset event by using the microprocessor control unit.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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Apparatus and fluorescence measurements on tissue for the determination of blood fluorophores

The present invention is directed to an apparatus (10) for reliable quantitative measurement of a fluorescent blood analyte in tissue (12) comprising: at least one light source (14), the light source (14) emitting excitation light at least at a first wavelength range between 350 nm and 450 nm to the tissue (12); a detection unit (16), the detection unit (16) measuring: a) a portion of the fluorescent light emitted by the fluorescent blood analyte excited at the first wavelength range; and b) a portion of the auto fluorescence emitted by the tissue (12); and/or c1) a portion of the remitted excitation light at the first wavelength range, and c2) a portion of the remitted light at a second wavelength range; and a control unit (18), the control unit (18) operating the light source (14) and detection unit (16). The present invention is further directed to a method for quantitative measurement of a fluorescent blood analyte in tissue (12)..

new patent

Signal processing apparatus and endoscope system

A first signal processing apparatus, to which a first endoscope apparatus including a first image sensor is detachably attached and communicably connected with a second signal processing apparatus to which a second endoscope apparatus including a second image sensor is attached, the first signal processing apparatus being configured to process a first imaging signal generated by the first image sensor or a second image signal generated by the second image sensor, includes a control unit configured to control a process inside the first signal processing apparatus in accordance with communication with the second signal processing apparatus. The control unit processes the first imaging signal when a first command is received, and when a second command is received, the control unit controls the process inside the first signal processing apparatus to make the process of the second imaging signal to correspond to the second command..
Olympus Corporation

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Air-bag-lifting sleep pillow structure

An air-bag-lifting sleep pillow structure automatically adapts its height to a user's sleep posture using a height control unit. The height control unit includes an air pump, a vent valve, pipes, and a lifting device.

new patent

Seat placeable in public rooms

Convertible seat which can be located in public places which seat comprises a seat part (1) and a back rest (3) in which case the back rest (3) can be turned in relation to the seat part (1), mechanism (9) in order to convert the seat essentially into a horizontal plane to become a resting surface, equipment in order to secure the items of the user, equipment in order to collect the use charge and equipment in order to cover the seat which has been converted to become at least a resting surface to become at least a partly closed resting space in which case the equipment in order to cover the resting space comprises a covering device (16) with a standard width which can be moved from the back part of the seat forward which covering device comprises control elements (7) which are installed at the both sides of the seat to such height that a needed resting space is formed underneath the covering device (16). The seat comprises an control unit (27) which is adjusted to recognize the payment of the use charge and which is adjusted to allow the moving of the seat into a resting space on the grounds of that in which resting space the space (19) for keeping the items of the user is protected and the mentioned resting space can be closed with the covering device (16) and that the control unit (27) is adjusted move the covering device (16) away from the position which closes the resting space with the help of a regulating unit when the paid utilization time has finished..
Piispanen, Jussi

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Non-combustion type flavor inhaler

A non-combustion type flavor inhaler includes a housing/outer wall having an airflow path continuing from an inlet/air introduction hole to an outlet/a suction hole. An atomizing part/heat source atomizes an aerosol source without burning and sensor outputs a value that changes according to a user's puff operation.
Japan Tobacco Inc.

new patent

Nozzle control system and method

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for nozzle control. The system includes an overall system pressure valve, configured to adjust the pressure of an agricultural product within a boom.
Raven Industries, Inc.

Compliant pcb-to-housing fastener

A fastener is provided for fastening a printed circuit and an electronics housing. The fastener has a lead-in feature extending from the fastener and at least one pin extending the fastener.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

Housing for an electronic control unit and manufacture

A housing assembly for an electronic circuit including an electronic control unit (ecu) is a low-profile, generally rectangular device that includes a base, a cover that closes an open end of the base, and a printed circuit board (pcb). The housing assembly securely supports the pcb and its associated electronic components while providing improved cooling properties and lower manufacturing costs.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Lighting system with a daily rhythm and dim light dynamics

The invention provides a lighting system (100) comprising a first lighting element (10) and a control unit (50), wherein: a) the first lighting element (10) is configured to provide first lighting element light (11) with controllable lighting intensity, wherein the first lighting intensity can be selected from a plurality of values in the range of 0-i, with i being a predetermined first lighting element maximum intensity; b) the control unit (50) is configured to maintain a first lighting element intensity, during a first predetermined period at an intensity value larger than zero when a general lighting intensity is below a predetermined first threshold level; c) the control unit (50) is further configured to maintain the first lighting element intensity during a second predetermined period at an intensity value a*y*i when the general lighting intensity level is y*i, y being the factor the general lighting intensity is below i, with 0<y<1, the parameter a being a predetermined lighting setting with 0<a≦1/y; and d) the lighting system is further configured to provide during a third predetermined period first lighting element light (11) with a dynamic property selected from the group of a moving or changing light pattern, a color change, and an intensity change.. .
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Two-level led security light with motion sensor

A two-level led security light with a motion sensor. At night, the led security light is turned on for a low level illumination.

Led based lighting application

The present invention relates to a lighting application, the lighting application comprises an led assembly comprising a serial connection of two or more led units, each led unit comprising one or more leds, each led unit being provided with a controllable switch for substantially short-circuiting the led unit. The lighting application further comprises a control unit for controlling a drive unit and arranged to receive a signal representing a voltage level of the supply voltage, and control the switches in accordance with the signal.
Eldolab Holding B.v.

Single-wire sensor bus

A electronics control unit is in contemporaneous wireless power communication and wireless data communication with a network of sealed, sensors over a shared bidirectional power antenna. Sensors and sensor networks described below enable the development of networks that are secure and robust, and yet are lighter-weight and lower-cost than, for example, conventional automotive sensor networks..
Analog Devices, Inc.

Broadcast receiving apparatus, broadcast receiving method, and contents outputting method

A broadcast receiving apparatus capable of exerting a function with a higher added value is provided. The broadcast receiving apparatus can receive a digital broadcasting service of a broadcasting system adopting a given media transport method, and the broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a broadcast receiving unit that receives a broadcast wave of the digital broadcasting service; a separating unit that separates at least coded program video data related to a broadcasting program, program-cooperation data, and screen layout control information, from the received broadcast wave; a video decoding unit that decodes the coded program video data to reproduce program video information; a cooperation information generating unit that interprets the program-cooperation data to generate program-cooperation information; a presentation processing unit capable of properly dividing a video display region into sub-regions based on the screen layout control information, properly placing the program video information and the program-cooperation information in the divided sub-regions, and outputting data of the video display region as video information; a display unit that displays the video information; an operation input unit to which an operation instruction of a user is input; and a control unit, and when an instruction to display a given screen is input to the operation input unit while the presentation processing unit divides the video display region into the sub-regions based on the screen layout control information, places the program video information in one of the sub-regions, places the program-cooperation information in another sub-region, and outputs the data of the video display region as the video information, the control unit controls the presentation processing unit so as to output information of the given screen as the video information without performing the division of the video display region based on the screen layout control information..
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

Network traffic controller (ntc)

A network device (nd) includes a first interface controller operable to transfer data between the nd and a host processing unit (host), a second interface controller operable to transfer data between the nd and the host, a network interface configured to interface the nd with a network, and a control unit operable to: receive incoming data from the network, process the incoming data, and transmit the processed incoming data to the host through the second interface controller; or, receive outgoing data from the host through the second interface controller, process the received outgoing data, and transmit the processed outgoing data to the network. The first interface controller, the control unit, and the network interface are together operable to enable the host to transmit and/or receive other data to and/or from the network and the first interface controller.
Microchip Technology Incorporated

Stereoscopic (3d) camera system utilizing a monoscopic (2d) control unit

An apparatus including: a 2d control unit comprising a single camera processor; and a horizontal line switch downstream from a camera head and upstream of the single camera processor.. .
Conmed Corporation

Surveillance camera and autonomously capturing images using same

A surveillance camera has a power unit; a control unit selectively powered by the power unit; a subject detection sensor powered by the power unit; and an image sensor operatively connected to the subject detection sensor and the control unit. The subject detection sensor detects a presence of a subject within limits of subject detection parameters and a length of time wherein the subject detection sensor detects the presence of the subject within the limits of the subject detection parameters defines a subject detection time period.
9138-4529 QuÉbec Inc.

Photoelectric conversion apparatus and photoelectric conversion system

In a photoelectric conversion apparatus, a pixel transistor and a differential transistor form a differential pair. A clamp circuit clamps a gate voltage of the differential transistor.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Inspection apparatus, controlling inspection apparatus, and program

An inspection apparatus includes: a first scanning member scanning an object by reciprocating illumination light in a main scanning direction; a second scanning member scanning the object at a constant speed in a sub-scanning direction; a scanning control unit allowing the first and second scanning members to perform 2d scans of the object with the illumination light in first and second fields within a data acquisition area; and a data acquisition unit acquiring data based on the illumination light returned from the first and second fields. The scanning control unit sets the second field by shifting the first field by a predetermined amount in the sub-scanning direction, the predetermined amount determined such that the closer to the scanning center in the main scanning direction within the data acquisition area, the more regular the interval between the first and second fields in the sub-scanning direction..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image shake correcting apparatus and its control method, lens barrel, optical equipment, and imaging apparatus

An image shake correcting apparatus in which a first calculating unit calculates a correction coefficient using information corresponding to an angular velocity from a first shake detecting unit and information corresponding to an acceleration output from a second shake detecting unit. A second calculating unit calculates a translational shake correction amount using the correction coefficient and the information corresponding to the angular velocity from the first shake detecting unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Electronic device, controlling electronic device, and storage medium

An electronic device includes a detection unit that detects voltages of main and sub-power sources and a control unit that controls a display of the voltage of the main power source and a display of the voltage of the sub-power source on a display unit such that the displayed voltage of the main power source is updated to a newly-detected voltage even if a change between the new and displayed voltages is smaller than a predetermined threshold, and that the displayed voltage of the sub-power source is not updated to a newly-detected voltage if a change between the new and displayed voltages is smaller than the predetermined threshold, but is updated to the newly-detected voltage if the change between the new and displayed voltages is equal to or greater than the predetermined threshold.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus, controlling imaging the same, and storage medium

A system control unit deactivates a self-timer imaging setting in a case where an imaging mode of panning imaging is set, an attitude detection unit has detected a movement of a main body corresponding to the panning imaging, or a panning imaging setting is on.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Three-dimensional measurement method and three-dimensional measurement device using the same

A three-dimensional (3d) measurement method includes steps of: detecting a facial orientation and a gaze direction of a user through a field of view detection unit; determining an interested field of view according to the facial orientation and the gaze direction, and configuring a first set of scanning parameters according to the interested field of view through an computation control unit; and performing a first structured-light scan on a first scanning region corresponding to the interested field of view based on the first set of scanning parameters, and selectively performing a second structured-light scan on a second scanning region which is outside the first scanning region based on a second set of scanning parameters through a scanning unit.. .
Wistron Corporation

Imaging apparatus, external apparatus, imaging system, control imaging apparatus, control external apparatus, control imaging system, and program

An imaging apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus via a network, includes an imaging unit; a first image processing unit configured to change, by image processing, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a second image processing unit configured to change, by image processing that is different from the image processing by the first image processing unit, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the external apparatus via the network, a single command in which first image processing information for controlling an operation of the first image processing unit and second image processing information for controlling an operation of the second image processing unit may be described; and a control unit configured to control the first image processing unit and the second image processing unit in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

High-dynamic-range sensing device and sensing method thereof

The present invention provides a high-dynamic-range sensing device and the sensing method thereof. The high-dynamic-range sensing device includes a control unit and sensing units with different sensing ranges.
National Tsing Hua University

Image pickup apparatus and control method

An image pickup apparatus includes a light emission unit configured to be able to move to light emission and non-light emission positions, an operation unit operable by a user, and a display control unit configured to display a setting screen related to the light emission unit, in which the first light emission unit is configured to move from the non-light emission position to the light emission position upon operation of the operation unit when the first light emission unit is located at the non-light emission position and configured not to move from the light emission position to the non-light emission position upon operation of the operation unit when the first light emission unit is located at the light emission position, and the display control unit is configured to display the first setting screen upon operation unit when the first light emission unit is located at the light emission position.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Apparatus, information processing method, and computer program product

An apparatus includes a display unit; a storage unit configured to store data to be displayed in the display unit and a display condition for displaying the data; a determination unit configured to determine whether the display condition is satisfied in accordance with a change of status of the apparatus; a display control unit configured to display the data in the display unit in response to an event in which the determination unit determines that the display condition is satisfied; and an updating unit configured to obtain, via a network at a timing represented by information that is stored in association with the data, update information corresponding to at least one of the data and the display condition related to the data, and to update the at least one of the data and the display condition stored in the storage unit based on the update information.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Electronic blackboard system

An electronic blackboard system includes an electronic blackboard, and at least one communication terminal connected to the electronic blackboard via a communication network. The electronic blackboard includes: an image generation unit configured to superimpose layers to be displayed in the electric black board, to generate a display image, and generate a distribution image that does not include an operation panel display layer for displaying an operation panel; and a distribution module configured to transmit the distribution image to the at least one communication terminal.

Communication system, communication device, and communication method

Provided is a communication device capable of minimizing effects on a continuously operated service after control software is updated. In a communication device (10), a control unit (11) stores information about the communication device (10) in a storage unit (12) before control software is updated.
Nec Corporation

Apparatus for automatically measuring pim

The present invention relates to an apparatus for automatically measuring pim, the apparatus comprising: at least one first connector formed on the upper surface of a plate; at least one first movement control unit, formed on the upper surface of the first plate, for controlling movement of the first connector; a second plate formed on the lower surface of the first plate; at least one second connector formed on the lower surface of the second plate; and at least one second movement control unit, formed on the rear surface of the second plate, for controlling movement of the second connector. The present invention is capable of measuring pim of all rf components regardless of the port form of the rf components, and thus can reduce time and costs incurred for individually designing and purchasing pim measurement apparatuses or jigs according to the port form of rf components.
Gammanu Co., Ltd.

Optical transmission system and optical transmitter

An optical transmission system is configured to optically transmit data from an optical transmitter to an optical receiver using a plurality of subcarriers. The optical transmitter includes a control unit configured to transmit a measurement signal using a subcarrier included in a band used for optical transmission when a signal is communicated to the optical receiver, the control unit being configured to calculate transmission characteristics obtained between the optical transmitter and the optical receiver based on the measurement signal returned from the optical receiver, and the control unit being configured to allocate, based on the transmission characteristics, a communication link to a subcarrier excellent in the transmission characteristics and least affecting transmission capacity.
Fujitsu Optical Components Limited

Portable device with light fidelity module

A portable communication device comprises a control unit, a light fidelity module coupled to the control unit, wherein the light fidelity module is used for transmitting a visible light to another portable communication device and receiving a visible light from another portable communication device; and a digital code processing unit coupled to the control unit, wherein the digital code processing unit is used for encoding or decoding data transmitted to or received from the light fidelity module.. .

Power supply apparatus, control method, and recording medium

A power supply apparatus includes a power supply unit that wirelessly supplies power to an electronic apparatus, a communication unit that performs wireless communication for acquiring status information from the electronic apparatus, a detection unit that detects an external apparatus different from the electronic apparatus, and a control unit that causes the communication unit to disconnect wireless communication with the electronic apparatus in response to a detection of the external apparatus by the detection unit if the power supply unit is wirelessly supplying power to the electronic apparatus based on the status information acquired from the electronic apparatus, and causes the communication unit to perform wireless communication with the external apparatus to determine whether the external apparatus is able to wirelessly receive power.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Integrated circuit

A wireless communication terminal apparatus wherein comp communication can normally be performed without increasing the overhead of an upstream line control channel. In this apparatus, a spreading unit primarily spreads a response signal by use of a zac sequence established by a control unit.
Sun Patent Trust

Solar power generation system inspection method and inspection apparatus

A ground fault detection apparatus includes a pv current detection unit, a ground fault current detection circuit, an electric power delivery path switching switch that switches the connection of a solar cell string from a pcs side to the ground fault current detection circuit, and a control unit that, when the solar cell string is in a switchable state, switches the electric power delivery path switching switch to the ground fault current detection circuit side.. .
Omron Corporation

Control device of home energy management system

Provided is a control device of a home energy management system (hems). The control device includes a communication unit connected to an hems gateway, a storage unit configured to store information on power consumption of each of home appliances connected to the hems gateway, and a control unit configured to predict a power generation amount of a photovoltaic (pv) module connected to the hems gateway and generate information on usable time of each of the home appliances on the basis of the predicted result and the information on the power consumption..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Linear motor control apparatus and linear motor control system

A linear motor control apparatus has: a plurality of coil units; a plurality of position detecting units for detecting positions of a plurality of trucks which move over the plurality of coil units; a plurality of deviation calculating units for operating deviation information as differences between the detected truck positions and a target position of the detected truck; a plurality of position control units for operating current control signals based on the deviation information; a plurality of current control units for supplying driving currents to the coil units based on the current control signals; and a switching unit for switching the position control units to which the deviation information is transmitted or switching the current control units to which the current control signals are transmitted.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Refrigeration cycle apparatus

A refrigeration cycle apparatus includes: a refrigerant circuit, a use side heat exchanger, a pressure reducing device, and a heat source side heat exchanger; a fan is provided together with at least one, selected from between, the use side heat exchanger and the heat source side heat exchanger and that has a fan motor; a relay unit connected to a direct-current supply device via the direct-current circuit breaker; a resistor unit connected in parallel to the relay unit; a dc/ac converter configured to convert a direct-current voltage supplied from the direct-current supply device via either the relay unit or the resistor unit into an alternating-current voltage and to supply the alternating-current voltage to at least one, selected from between, the compressor motor and the fan motor; and an opening and closing control unit configured to bring the relay unit into an open state when the direct-current circuit breaker becomes open.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Switching power supply with controlled branches

The control unit (23a, 23b, 24) is capable of ensuring that the time order for switching of the midpoints (26a, 26b) between the high and low values thereof varies over the course of time.. .

Power converter

An electric power converter is provided, at low costs and in high efficiency, which also enables voltage conversion to be capable of dealing with sharp load variation, even when input voltage and output current ranges are wide. The converter includes a non-isolated buck-boost converter circuit for outputting a dc voltage by increasing or decreasing a voltage being inputted into the circuit, an isolated converter circuit for outputting a dc voltage to a load by inputting a dc voltage outputted from the non-isolated buck-boost converter circuit, and a control unit for controlling the non-isolated buck-boost converter circuit and the isolated converter circuit, whereby the control unit adjusts using only the non-isolated buck-boost converter circuit, by performing the control of a buck-boost voltage ratio between the voltage inputted thereinto and an output voltage of the isolated converter circuit, so as to make the output voltage coincident with its target value..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Power receiving apparatus that wirelessly receives power, control the same, and storage medium

A power receiving apparatus that is capable of communicating with a power transmitting apparatus with wireless power transmission capability, the power receiving apparatus comprises: a detection unit configured to detect a state of the power receiving apparatus; a communication unit configured to, in order to establish connection to other apparatuses including the power transmitting apparatus, transmit information indicating an existence of the power receiving apparatus to the other apparatuses, or receive information indicating an existence of the other apparatuses from the other apparatuses; and a control unit configured to control transmission and reception of the information, wherein in order to enable establishment of connection to the power transmitting apparatus, the control unit switches between transmission and reception of the information based on whether the state of the power receiving apparatus is a predetermined state.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Energy storage apparatus, vehicle, internal short-circuit detection controlling energy storage apparatus, and charge controlling energy storage apparatus

An energy storage apparatus includes: an energy storage device; a voltage detecting unit for detecting a voltage of the energy storage device; an energization control unit for controlling energization of the energy storage device; and a control unit. The control unit performs a short-circuit detecting process for detecting an internal short-circuit based on a change in state of the energy storage device with charging of the energy storage device..
Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

Power storage apparatus, controlling power storage apparatus, and vehicle

A power storage apparatus includes a plurality of power storage devices, a switch provided on a current-carrying path to the plurality of power storage devices, a voltage detecting unit that detects respective voltages of the power storage devices, and a control unit. The control unit switches a duty ratio of the switch so as to prevent or delay the voltages of the power storage devices from reaching an upper limit voltage during the charge..
Gs Yuasa International Ltd.

Multi-power supply device

A multi-power supply device includes a plurality of power input units configured to each supply an input power and being dc power input units, ac power input units, or a combination thereof; power channel control units electrically connected to the power input units, respectively, and turned on as soon as the output end voltage of the power channel control units is lower than the input end voltage of the power channel control units, wherein the power channel control unit with the highest input voltage is turned on to output an on voltage; and a power output unit electrically connected to the power channel control units and adapted to output the on voltage.. .
National Chung Shan Institute Of Science And Technology

Control device of home energy management system

Provided is a control device of a home energy management system (hems). The control device includes a communication unit configured to connect to a hems gateway and a terminal, a storage unit configured to store information on a power consumption per hour of each of home appliances connected to the hems gateway, and a control unit configured to receive usage information including a power usage amount of each of the home appliances and power generation information including a power generation amount of a photovoltaic (pv) module, match the power usage amount of each of the home appliances with the power generation amount of the pv module on the basis of the received usage information and power generation information, and generate usage information of pv power for each home appliance on the basis of the matching result..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Power generation control device, power generation apparatus, control device, control system, control method, and recording medium

A power generation control device is provided with: a communication unit that receives output control information determined on the basis of a first index that relates to the output state at a power generation device group and a second index that relates to the output state at a predetermined power generation device; and a control unit that controls the output of the predetermined power generation device on the basis of the output control information.. .
Nec Corporation

Supply and control unit for electrical devices of a production system and method therefore

A supply and control unit for electrical devices (7, 8, 9) of a production system comprising at least one host power supply and control device (1) being connected via a power and data transfer cable equipment (2) with said electrical devices (7, 8, 9) comprising power supply input ports (4, 5, 6), and at least one control and actuating device (3) arranged in situ with said electrical devices (7, 8, 9) to control an operational mode of said electrical devices (7, 8, 9) by carrying out a control command received from the host device (1) characterized in that at least one additional power source device (10) is arranged in situ with the electrical devices (7, 8, 9) comprising at least one flywheel energy storage being charged during charging periods linked to control commands that the operational mode of at least one electrical device (7, 8, 9) is to be started and being discharged to increase the power supply at input ports (4, 5, 6) of the electrical devices (7, 8, 9) that are being switched into the operational mode.. .
Onesubsea Ip Uk Limited

Modulation control through adaptive phase adjustment

A near field communication (nfc) enabled device is disclosed. The nfc device includes an antenna.
Nxp B.v.

Battery stack balancing apparatus

Disclosed is a balancing apparatus capable of performing balancing without wasting power and of rapidly transmitting power. A battery stack balancing apparatus for balancing a battery stack including a plurality of battery modules connected to each other in series includes a series resonant circuit including a first capacitor and a first inductor connected to the first capacitor in series, a polarity change circuit including a second inductor and a polarity change switch connected to the second inductor in series so as to be selectively turned on or off, and connected to the first capacitor in parallel, a plurality of transmission lines having ends, respectively, electrically connected to a plurality of nodes provided at a low-potential end of the battery stack, at a high-potential end of the battery stack, and between the plurality of battery modules connected to each other in series, and other ends connected to the series resonant circuit, a plurality of transmission switches provided on the plurality of transmission lines so as to be selectively turned on or off, and a control unit configured to control the plurality of transmission switches and the polarity change switch..
Lg Chem, Ltd.

Plasma processing releasing sample

The invention provides a plasma processing apparatus which includes a processing chamber, a radio frequency power source to supply a radio frequency power for plasma generation, a sample stage equipped with an electrostatic chuck electrode of a sample, a dc power source to apply a dc voltage to the electrode, and a control unit to change the dc voltage from a predetermined value to almost 0 v when a predetermined time elapses since the supplying of the radio frequency power is stopped. The predetermined value is a predetermined value indicating that a potential of the sample when the dc voltage is almost 0 v becomes almost 0 v.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

Plasma processing apparatus and plasma processing method

Disclosed herein is a plasma processing apparatus including: a processing chamber in which a sample is to be processed using plasma; a radio-frequency power source that supplies radio-frequency power for producing the plasma; and a sample stage on which the sample is to be mounted, the plasma processing apparatus further including a control unit that performs control so that plasma is produced after applying a dc voltage for electrostatically attracting the sample to the sample stage to each of two electrodes placed on the sample stage, and a heat-transfer gas for adjusting a temperature of the sample is supplied to a back surface of the sample after production of the plasma.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

Smart switch system and controlling switch box

A smart switch system (20) includes a smart switch box (10). The smart switch box (10) includes a switch box output side (102), an output-side voltage detection unit (104), a switch control unit (106), a switch unit (108) and a switch box input side (110).
Delta Electronics, Inc.

Display device and driving same

Provided is a display device capable of satisfactorily reducing power consumption while suppressing display degradation due to flicker. When an input unit (70) of a host accepts a predetermined input operation performed by a user (4) during pause driving of a liquid crystal display device (2), a check and adjustment process is started.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Improvements in and relating to drivers

A driver circuit for an led display for switching a light-emitting diode (led) between a non-luminous state and a luminous state for producing light for a display, the driver circuit comprising an led, a drive current controller (10) arranged to selectively open and close a drive current flow path (8) through the led (2) thereby selectively to switch the led between a non-luminous state and a luminous state, a charge injector unit (13) for inputting charge into the led to store said charge within the led via the junction capacitance (3) thereof, a control unit (12) arranged to control the charge injector unit to input said charge into the led concurrently with the opening of the drive current flow path.. .
Bae Systems Plc

Education support system and terminal device

To provide an education support system that allows educators to conduct adequate assessments considering handicaps or characteristics of individual students and to offer effective and efficient learning. Solving means includes: a plurality of terminal devices (40) including: a terminal display unit (41) that displays digital content; a voice output unit (47) that outputs voice data by voice; a reproduction log data memory unit (46) that memorizes id information of phrases and phrase reproduction start times as reproduction log data; and a transmitter unit (42) that transmits the reproduction log data; and a server device (30) including: a digital content memory unit (60) in which digital content is memorized; a receiver unit (62) that receives reproduction log data from the respective terminal devices (40); a data conversion unit (64) that converts the received reproduction log data into times spent on reproduction and numbers of times of reproduction by phrase; a server display unit (63) that displays the times spent on reproduction and numbers of times of reproduction by phrase; and a display control unit (64) that causes the server display unit to display a plurality of sets of the times spent on reproduction and numbers of times of reproduction by phrase at different times and dates in the same terminal device and for the same digital content simultaneously on a same screen..
Shinano Kenshi Kabushiki Kaisha

Drone, controlling flight, and recording medium storing program

A drone includes a time measuring unit that obtains a present time, a flight possible area changing unit that determines a flight possible area thereof in accordance with a difference between an end of a time period for which the flight thereof is permitted and the present time, and a flight control unit that controls the drone such that the drone flies within the flight possible area.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Information communication technology-based unmanned alert system

The present invention provides an information communication technology-based unmanned alert system for autonomously determining whether an intruder is present, notifying a user of invasion information, using a 4g lte network, and forcing the intruder out. The present invention comprises: an unmanned monitoring device (20) comprising an information collection unit for collecting surrounding situation information, a wireless communication unit for a monitoring device, which wirelessly transmits or receives information, using an lte communication scheme, and a first control unit for transmitting or receiving information collected by the information collection unit through the wireless communication unit for a monitoring device; and a mobile terminal (50) comprising a wireless communication unit for a terminal, which wirelessly transmits or receives information to or from the wireless communication unit for a monitoring device, and a second control unit for displaying, on a display unit, surrounding situation information received by a wireless transmission unit for a terminal.
Deans Co., Ltd

Information processing apparatus, controlling information processing apparatus, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus comprises an extraction unit configured to extract a finger region from a captured image; a generation unit configured to generate a finger model from the finger region; a determination unit configured to perform a collision determination for a collision between the finger model and a cg model superimposed on the captured image; and a control unit configured to control a display form of the finger model based on a result of the collision determination.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Information display system and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

An information display system according to the present invention includes: a graph display control unit configured to display a comparison graph in which a current transition graph representing a current period of time-series information and a previous transition graph representing a previous period of the time-series information are arranged such that time-axis components of the current period and time-axis components of the previous period which corresponds to one period before the time-axis components of the current period are placed in identical positions, in which the graph display control unit displays the previous transition graph including a portion corresponding to a future in the current period.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

There is provided an image processing apparatus. An obtainment unit obtains a first parameter pertaining to a number of pixels and a second parameter pertaining to image quality aside from the number of pixels.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical examination assistance apparatus, operation method and operation program thereof, and medical examination assistance system

An acquisition unit 47 acquires comparative cases, which are medical examination data having the same clinical path as a medical examination target patient, from an electronic medical record db 14. A display form determination unit 48 compares the treatment periods and the conditions of respective comparative cases, and assigns each comparative case to each group.
Fujifilm Corporation

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes a control unit. The control unit performs ocr processing by identifying a specified area of image data as a detection area, detecting line images contained in the detection area, and analyzing the detected line images to identify a character represented by the line images.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Apparatus for identifying fake fingerprint and manufacturing method thereof

An apparatus for identifying a fake fingerprint includes a housing, a prism, a first light source unit, a second light source unit, a sensor unit and a control unit. The prism is disposed in the internal space of the housing.
Suprema Inc.

Rfid communicating with rfid transponders and associating rfid transponders

An rfid apparatus for communicating with rfid transponders in accordance with an rfid protocol is provided that has an antenna, an rfid transceiver for emitting and receiving rfid signals with the aid of the antenna and has a control unit that is configured to encode rfid information into an rfid signal in accordance with an rfid protocol or to read said information from the rfid signal and to determine at least one spatial and/or speed parameter of an rfid transponder with reference to the rfid signal. The control unit is further configured to read container transponders and object transponders and to associate an object transponders with a container transponder with reference to the respective spatial and/or speed parameters..
Sick Ag

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program

[object] to provide an information processing apparatus which reduces labor of the user and allows the user to obtain the information efficiently when obtaining the information that the user wants to know. [solution] provided is an information processing apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a structure of a query sentence obtained by analyzing the input query sentence and a structure of a target document obtained by analyzing the target document obtained by search that uses a search word generated by using the query sentence; and a control unit configured to determine an answer candidate by comparing the structure of the query sentence and the structure of the target document which are acquired by the acquisition unit, and generate information for presenting a result of the determination in contrast to the query sentence..
Sony Corporation

Semiconductor test controlling tester

A tester instruction generation unit generates a tester instruction for terminals of a plurality of devices connected to a tester based on an instruction of a user program and causes an instruction storage unit to store the tester instruction. A transfer mode setting unit sets a transfer mode to either a successive transfer mode or a batch transfer mode, based on the number of tester instructions in the instruction storage unit or an instruction of the user program.
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Arithmetic processing device and control arithmetic processing device

A plurality of floating-point registers store data therein. A processing execution unit executes arithmetic processing by using data stored in the floating-point registers.
Fujitsu Limited, Kawasaki-shi, Japan;

Control device and control control device

A host control unit (processor) of a host which can be connected to a printer transmits a setting value requesting command which requests a response of a new function setting value, and a status requesting command which requests a response of a status value, thereafter, to the printer, and determines that the printer corresponds to the setting value requesting command, in a case in which the new function setting value using the setting value requesting command is received earlier than the status value using the status requesting command.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Display apparatus, display system, and controlling display apparatus

A display apparatus includes: a display unit that displays a moving image based on moving image data on a display surface; an operation detection unit that detects operation of an pointer on the display surface; and a control unit that pauses the moving image displayed by the display unit in a case where the operation detection unit detects the operation of the pointer.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Transmitter, transmitting method and touch sensitive system for transmitting pressure value

The present invention provides a transmitter comprising a first component, a second component, a tip section for receiving a pressure, a control unit, and a communication unit. The first component is configured for receiving output of a signal source.
Egalax_empia Technology Inc.

Head protection device

A head protection device has a distance-measuring device with a spatial directional characteristic, a light beam generation device as well as at least one control unit. The distance-measuring device is configured to determine distance information relative to a focusing range of the spatial directional characteristic and to provide the determined distance information to the control unit.
Dräger Safety Ag & Co. Kgaa

Autonomous travelling apparatus, autonomous travel control method, and control program

An autonomous travelling vehicle that autonomously travels based on surrounding information includes an information processing unit that processes surrounding information obtained, a control unit that controls driving of the autonomous travelling vehicle based on the surrounding information, a surrounding information acquisition sensor that obtains surrounding information for the travelling direction of the car body, and a blind area determining unit that determines a blind area around the car body not covered by the surrounding information acquisition sensor. When the autonomous travelling vehicle travels in a blind area at the start of travel, the control unit controls the autonomous travelling vehicle so as to travel at a speed lower than a preset normal speed..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Programmable logic controller, slave device, and duplex system

A programmable logic controller includes a state monitoring unit to monitor a state of another programmable logic controller that is a counterpart in the duplication, and a system switching control unit to transmit, to a slave device, status information including information indicating whether the programmable logic controller is a control system or a standby system, to receive the control data that is addressed to the programmable logic controller that is the control system and is transmitted from the slave device in a case where the programmable logic controller is the control system, and to switch the programmable logic controller to the control system when hindrance in the another programmable logic controller is detected in a case where the programmable logic controller is the standby system.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Control device of home energy management system

Provided is a control device of a home energy management system (hems). The control device includes a communication unit configured to connect to a hems gateway, a storage unit configured to store power usage information for a predetermined period in a home in which the hems gateway is installed, and a control unit configured to predict power consumption amount on the basis of the power usage information for the predetermined period, predict a power generation amount of a photovoltaic (pv) module connected to the hems gateway, calculate a pv power amount to be sold on the basis of the predicted power generation amount and power consumption amount, set sales price with respect to the calculated power amount on the basis of purchase information of purchasers, and control the hems so that sale power corresponding to the calculated power amount is provided on the basis of the set sales price..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Hil simulation system and control the same

An hil simulation system includes: an arithmetic device executing an input process of receiving input data transferred from software to a memory and an output process of transferring output data to the memory; an operation state designating unit designating an operation state indicating the number of times of the output process to the number of times of the input process of the arithmetic device based on an input time unit as an interval in which the software transfers input data to the memory and an output time unit as an interval in which the software receives output data transferred from the arithmetic device to the memory; and a plurality-of-times execution control unit controlling the number of times of the input process and the output process of the arithmetic device and controlling stop of the arithmetic device based on the operation state designated by the operation state designating unit.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Image forming apparatus and sheet accommodation unit

An image forming apparatus includes a main body of the image forming apparatus with an opening portion, an image forming unit, an accommodation portion, a stack portion, a sheet moving unit, and a control unit that controls switching between a first mode that moves, with the sheet moving unit, a sheet accommodated in the accommodation portion and stops the sheet when a part of the sheet is exposed external to the main body of the image forming apparatus from the opening portion, and a second mode that moves the sheet, with the sheet moving unit, accommodated in the accommodation portion and that discharges the sheet to the stack portion.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Apparatus and system for forming image

An image forming apparatus includes a member for use in forming an image, an acquiring unit, a scanning unit, and a control unit. The acquiring unit is configured to acquire first image information on the image formed on a recording material.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Mask transmission device and transmission method

A reticle transfer apparatus includes a reticle, a reticle stage (4) and a robot (2). The robot (2) is configured to support, transport and transfer the reticle onto the reticle stage (4).
Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (group) Co., Ltd.

Light source device, projection display device, and light source control method

A light source device includes: a phosphor rotating body on which a phosphor that is formed on a surface and that is used in a rotating state with an axis of rotation that is perpendicular to the surface; a first excitation light source that generates first fluorescent light by irradiating first excitation light upon a first position that is separated from the center of rotation on the surface; a detection light generation unit that irradiates detection light upon a second position that is separated from the center of rotation on the surface and that differs from the first position; an optical detection unit that supplies a detection signal corresponding to emission light emitted from the phosphor rotating body in response to the detection light; and a control unit that receives the detection signal and controls the intensity of the first excitation light on the basis of the detection signal.. .
Nec Display Solutions, Ltd.

Camera module and auto-focus adjustment method using same

According to an embodiment, disclosed are a camera module and an auto-focus adjustment method using the same, the camera module comprising: an optical unit comprising at least one lens; an image sensor unit for converting an optical signal obtained from the optical unit into image information; an image information processing unit for extracting focusing image information from the converted image information; a memory unit for storing an af code value; a control unit for detecting the af code value corresponding to the focusing image information extracted at the image information processing unit and generating a driving signal to move the optical unit; and a driving unit for adjusting the position of the at least one lens according to the driving signal, wherein the af code value is updated with the af code value of the last focus image so that the focus image may be obtained quickly, and it is possible to perform accurate focusing and obtain a high quality image even if the number of uses increases or the usage environment changes.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Analyzing and controlling performance in a composite battery module

A method for performance analysis and use management of a battery module is disclosed, wherein the battery module includes a multitude of interconnected battery cells and a battery management system with a plurality of dedicated analysis/control units (acus) that analyze performance of the battery module, the acus being assigned to individual battery cells and/or battery blocks of battery module. The method includes measuring current and voltage of one or more of an individual battery cell and a battery block; calculating a charge removal from the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block; calculating a loading charge of the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block; determining the remaining charge of the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block; and failure monitoring of the one or more of the individual battery cell and the battery block..
International Business Machines Corporation

Automated analysis device

Provided is an automatic analyzer capable of replacing an insertion mechanism while suppressing occurrence of dispensing abnormality and analysis result abnormality accompanying deterioration of the insertion mechanism. Included are an insertion mechanism that is inserted into a closed container through a lid of the container; a storage unit that stores an insertion history count corresponding to a cumulative load of the insertion mechanism caused by inserting the insertion mechanism into a plurality of the containers, and an allowable insertion history count which is an allowable value of the insertion history count; and a control unit that compares the insertion history count with the allowable insertion history count and performs control to make a notification to an operator in a case where the insertion history count reaches the allowable insertion history count..
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

Sensor

There is provided a sensor unit 30 arranged in an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine and including a filter member 31 having a plurality of cells divided by porous partition walls and collecting particulate matter in exhaust gas, and at least one pair of electrode members 32, 33 arranged to face each other with the cell interposed therebetween so as to form a capacitor, and a control unit 40 estimating an amount of the particulate matter in the exhaust gas and detecting water present in the exhaust system of the engine, based on an electrostatic capacitance between the pair of electrode members 32, 33.. .
Isuzu Motors Limited

Device for the analysis of an anesthesia ventilation gas as well as anesthesia ventilator

A device analyzes an anesthesia ventilation gas with an infrared radiation source and includes a gas cuvette, a fabry-perot interferometer with a band pass filter function, adjustable with respect to a central transmission wavelength as a function of a control signal, a detector providing a measured signal and a computing and control unit providing the control signal and detecting the measured signal. The computing and control unit is configured to actuate the fabry-perot interferometer in a first operating mode by the control signal such that the central transmission wavelength scans a predefined wavelength range, to detect a presence in the ventilation gas sample potential types of anesthetic gases based on the measured signal.
Drägerwerk Ag & Co. Kgaa

Thermal flow-rate sensor

A thermal flow-rate sensor includes: a first temperature sensor that detects the temperature at a specified location of the outer-wall surface of a pipe; a heat-transfer element that is arranged on the outer-wall surface of the pipe in a state separated from the first temperature sensor, and that exchanges heat with a measurement medium by heating or cooling the outer-wall surface of the pipe; a second temperature sensor that detects the temperature of a portion of the outer-wall surface of the pipe that is heated or cooled by the heat-transfer element; and a control unit that performs specified processing. A heat-flux sensor is arranged between the heat-transfer element and the outer-wall surface of the pipe and directly detects heat flux between the heat-transfer element and the pipe; and the control unit detects the flow rate of the measurement medium based on the temperature that is directly detected by the first temperature sensor, the temperature that is detected by the second temperature sensor, and the heat flux that is detected by the heat-flux sensor..
Denso Corporation

Vehicle-based smart cooler

Example apparatus and methods are disclosed for a vehicle-based smart cooler. An example disclosed cooler includes an electric cooling unit, a plurality of sensors, a wireless node, and a cooling control unit.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Control unit, continuous-flow heater and controlling a continuous-flow heater

A control unit, a continuous-flow heater and a method, a flow rate of hot water through the continuous-flow heater being detected, a flow rate characteristic being ascertained on the basis of the detected flow rate over a period of time, the ascertained flow rate characteristic being compared in a comparison with a predefined characteristic, a heat output of the continuous-flow heater being controlled as a function of a result of the comparison.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Control device in a motor vehicle having an electronically controllable automatic transmission in the application case of a car wash

A control device is provided for a motor vehicle having an electronically controllable automatic transmission, an electronic transmission selector lever and an electronic control unit. The control unit, which may be the transmission control unit, has a car wash functional module such that, after activation of the car wash functional module, the following steps are permitted at least once and/or at least for a predefined limited time, in each case without activation of the brake pedal: shutting down of the engine in the transmission selector lever position “n”; a subsequent restart of the engine in the transmission selector lever position “n”; and a changeover from the transmission selector lever position “n” to “d”.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

A brake arrangement for an upshift process in a gearbox

A brake arrangement for a gearbox is provided, where the gearbox comprises an input shaft, a counter shaft, a main shaft and a plurality of gear wheels pairs which each comprises a primary gear wheel arranged on the counter shaft and a secondary gear wheel arranged on the main shaft. The brake arrangement further comprises at least two brake units each configured to act with a braking torque on the counter shaft or a component connected to the counter shaft, and a control unit configured to control the activation of the brake units.
Scania Cv Ab

Ignition control system

An ignition control system is applied to an internal combustion engine having an ignition coil, a switching element and a measurement detection part which detects at least one of a primary and a secondary voltages and a secondary current. The ignition coil has a primary coil and a secondary coil.
Denso Corporation

Learning an intake oxygen concentration of an engine

System and method for learning an intake oxygen concentration of an engine. In one embodiment, the system includes an intake oxygen sensor and an electronic control unit.
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Internal combustion engine control device

To provide an internal combustion engine control device (100) in which a control unit (107b) controls an operating condition of an internal combustion engine (1) based on a difference Δtcc between a first temperature tcc corresponding to the temperature of a first portion in a wall defining a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine (1), and a second temperature te corresponding to the temperature of a second portion on an outer wall surface side than the first portion in the wall.. .
Keihin Corporation

Six-stroke and eight-stroke internal combustion engines

A method for improving the efficiency of an internal combustion engine having a cycle, for each cylinder of the engine, including intake, compression, power, and exhaust strokes, comprises inserting two strokes into the cycle in addition to the intake, compression, power, and exhaust strokes. No material other than air is introduced into each cylinder during either of the additional two strokes.

Modular blowout preventer control system

Disclosed here are systems and methods for modular blowout preventer (bop) control. A modular bop control unit system of one embodiment includes a group of modular control units mounted on a skid.
Cameron International Corporation

Heat pump type laundry dryer and controlling the same

The present invention relates to a heat-pump type laundry dryer comprising a drum, a process air circuit, a refrigerant circuit which has a compressor and a control unit for conducting the drying process. The laundry dryer of the present invention further comprising: a fan for cooling the compressor and a sensor for sensing the process air temperature t_air, wherein the control unit sets a first threshold temperature t_th1 which is equal to or smaller than 55° c., sets a second threshold temperature t_th2 which is less than t_th1 and initiates, prior to the termination of the drying process a cooling process in which the fan is turned on when t_air reaches t_th1 and the fan is turned off when t_air drops below t_th2..
Arcelik Anonim Sirketi

Substrate processing apparatus and substrate processing method

A substrate processing apparatus includes: a mounting stand provided with a substrate mounting region in which a workpiece substrate is mounted; a process vessel for defining a process chamber including a first region and a second region through which the substrate mounting region passes in order; a precursor gas supply unit for supplying a precursor gas to the first region; a process gas supply unit for supplying a first gas or a second gas differing from the first gas to the second region; at least one plasma generating unit for generating plasma of the first gas or the second gas in the second region; and a control unit for executing a repetition control of repeating a first operation for supplying the first gas to the second region for a first time and a second operation for supplying the second gas to the second region for a second time.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited

Gas supply apparatus and gas supply method

A gas supply apparatus for forming a film by supplying a source gas, a substitution gas, and a reaction gas to a substrate in a processing chamber includes a source gas flow passage; a reaction gas flow passage; a first and second carrier gas flow passages connected to the source gas flow passage and the reaction gas flow passage; a substitution gas flow passage configured to supply the substitution gas into the processing chamber through a supply control device; a gas storage part installed in the substitution gas flow passage, and configured to store the substitution gas; a valve installed in the substitution gas flow passage, and installed in a downstream side of the gas storage part; and a control unit configured to control opening/closing of the valve such that the substitution gas is stored in the gas storage part to increase an internal pressure of the gas storage part.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited

Method, elevator control unit, and elevator system for dynamically adjusting a levelling speed limit of an elevator car

A method for dynamically adjusting a levelling speed limit of an elevator car during a levelling operation includes obtaining an indication that the elevator car is detected to arrive to a zone; obtaining at least one value indicating the speed of the elevator car, in response to detecting that the elevator car arrives to the zone; and dynamically adjusting the levelling speed limit of the elevator car based on the speed of the elevator car. An elevator control unit and a system are provided to perform at least partly the method..
Kone Corporation

Paper sheet handling apparatus

One object is to provide a paper sheet handling apparatus in which a paper sheet stacked in a stacking unit is surely pushed toward an opening in the stacking unit. The paper sheet handling apparatus includes a feed unit that feeds a paper sheet, a transport unit that transports the paper sheet fed by the feed unit, a stacking unit that stacks therein the paper sheet transported by the transport unit and has an opening for removing the paper sheet stacked therein, a pushing member that pushes the paper sheet present in the stacking unit toward the opening, a pressing member that presses the paper sheet pushed by the pushing member, and a control unit that controls driving the pressing member based on an operation of the pushing member..
Glory Ltd.

Method and inhibiting formation of and/or removing ice from aircraft components

Methods and systems are generally described that inhibit debris (such as ice) accretions and/or remove debris (such as ice) accretions from the exterior surface of an aircraft. In some embodiments, the invention is a system for an aircraft comprising: a component of the aircraft having a surface; a plurality of piezo-kinetic actuators each positioned proximate to a portion of the surface; and a control unit coupled to the plurality of actuators, the control unit configured to actuate one or more of the actuators at one or more frequencies; wherein the actuators are each configured to introduce a displacement of the surface in three dimensions to inhibit a formation of ice on at least the portion of the surface and to break up existing ice formations on at least the portion of the surface..
General Atomics

Controlling elevator to stabilizer offload in fly-by-wire aircraft systems

A control unit for controlling movement of a stabilizer and an elevator on an aircraft, the control unit comprising a processor which is configured to receive a pitch reference command from a flight control input device of the aircraft, determine, based on the pitch reference command, an elevator command configured to command the elevator in the aircraft nose-up or nose-down direction, determine a difference between the elevator command and a desired elevator value corresponding to the pitch reference command, determine a threshold value as a desired maximum elevator deflection at a given pitch reference command, compare the difference with the threshold value and in response thereto generate a command signal configured to retain a current position of the stabilizer when the difference is smaller than or equal to the threshold value, and to command the elevator in the aircraft nose-up or nose-down direction based on the pitch reference command.. .
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Vehicle control device

This vehicle control device is provided with: an environment recognition unit for recognizing the surrounding environment of a vehicle; a parking route generation unit for generating a travel route to a parking position which is determined on the basis of the recognized surrounding environment; a signal input unit to which a parking command signal is input; and a travel control unit for causing the vehicle to travel along the travel route to the parking position on the basis of the input parking command signal. The vehicle control device drives the vehicle to travel to the parking position for automatic parking while behaving differently depending on whether the parking command signal input to the signal input unit is a first parking command signal or a second parking command signal..
Clarion Co., Ltd.

Stimulus imparting device

A stimulus imparting device is provided with at least one of a first vibration device and a second vibration device, the first vibration device being provided to a vehicle seat (chair) where a driver (user) sits on and imparting a stimulus to a tendon part of the latissimus dorsi muscle of the driver, the second vibration device being provided to the vehicle seat and imparting a stimulus to a tendon part of the gluteus medius of the driver and a control device provided with a drive control unit for imparting a stimulus to the driver by performing drive control for at least one of the first vibration device and the second vibration device.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

Control device

A control device that includes an electronic control unit that is configured to, in a case where a request to start the internal combustion engine is made while a downshift for changing a speed ratio of the speed change device so that the speed ratio after shifting is higher than the speed ratio before shifting is being performed in the electric drive state, perform the first start control after the downshift is completed.. .
Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

Control system for vehicle

A control system for a vehicle includes: a motor-generator to regenerate an electric power; a secondary battery to be charged with the electric power regenerated by the motor-generator; an electrical load to be activated with an electric power supplied from at least one of the motor-generator and the secondary battery; a power supply device to supply the electrical load with the electric power generated by the motor-generator based on a deceleration power generated by a braking operation of the vehicle; and an electronic control unit to calculate excess power which is electric power exceeding chargeable power with which the secondary battery is chargeable of a required deceleration power required by the braking operation, and to control the power supply device in accordance with a command value for causing the electric power supplied from the power supply device to the electrical load to be less than the excess power.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Vehicle control apparatus

A vehicle control apparatus includes a vehicle speed control unit for controlling the speed of a vehicle, and provisional and final anomaly determination units for determining whether or not a driver of the vehicle is in a provisional anomalous state or in a final anomalous state in which the driver has lost his/her ability to drive the vehicle. After the driver is determined to be in the provisional anomalous state, the vehicle speed control unit decelerates the vehicle at a first deceleration before the driver is determined to be in the final anomalous state.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Hydraulic control apparatus and brake system

An object of the present invention is to provide a hydraulic control apparatus and a brake system capable of preventing or cutting down a cost increase. According to one aspect of the present invention, a hydraulic control apparatus includes a hydraulic source provided inside a housing and configured to generate a hydraulic pressure in a hydraulic generation unit mounted on a wheel via an oil passage, a switching electromagnetic valve provided integrally in the housing and configured to be used to permit an inflow of brake fluid into a stroke simulator provided separately from the housing and configured to generate a reaction force of a brake pedal operation performed by a driver, and a control unit provided integrally in the housing and configured to be used to drive the hydraulic source and the switching electromagnetic valve..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Adaptable storage

An adaptable load floor assembly, storage compartment, and associated control system for a vehicle. The vehicle includes a storage compartment with a load floor, a rear opening, a door for selectively closing the opening, and a platform hinged to the load floor and located within the storage compartment when the door is closed.
Jaguar Land Rover Limited

Parking assistance device

A parking assistance device includes at least one electronic control unit configured to execute parking assistance according to an operation from a user, such that a vehicle is automatically parked at a target position. The at least one electronic control unit is configured to determine whether or not the vehicle is in a predetermined environment which is darker than a predetermined brightness level.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Exterior vehicular refrigeration device

A vehicle mounted refrigeration device comprising an outer shell, an inner shell nested in the outer shell, one or more heat sink plates attached to the inner shell, one of an insulating material and a vacuum spacing the inner shell from the outer shell, a control unit, and a compressor mounted to a vibration isolator.. .

Vehicle seat with easy-entry function

It is provided a vehicle seat having a seat portion, a backrest, a catch fitting which connects the backrest to the seat portion so as to be pivotable about a pivot axis and which retains the backrest in an upright seat position in a locked state and which allows the backrest to be pivoted and folded forward relative to the seat portion in an unlocked state, a longitudinal adjustment device for longitudinally adjusting the vehicle seat with a securing unit which retains the vehicle seat in a longitudinal position in a locked state and which allows a longitudinal adjustment of the vehicle seat in an unlocked state and an easy-entry control unit which is connected to an operating element which triggers an easy-entry function for unlocking the catch fitting and the securing unit. An electromechanical actuator unlocks the securing unit in a state controlled by the easy-entry control unit..
Brose Fahrzeugteile Gmbh & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Coburg

Control device for controlling home energy management system and gateway

Provided is a control device for controlling a home energy management system (hems). The control device for controlling the hems includes a communication unit configured to receive energy management information comprising a photovoltaic (pv) power generation amount, a power consumption amount of a home appliance, a remaining power amount of a battery of an electric vehicle (ev), and a minimum charging amount of the ev from a gateway of the hems, and a control unit configured to control power of the battery provided in the ev so that the ev operates in one of a charging mode and a discharging mode on the basis of the energy management information..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Tyre building plant and supplying an elongated element to a forming drum in a tyre building plant

A tyre building plant includes a forming drum and a supply device for supplying an elongated element toward the forming drum. The supply device includes at least one conveyor belt which extends in a supply direction between a loading region, in which the elongated element is loaded on the conveyor belt and an unloading region, a control unit for controlling the loading of the elongated element on the conveyor belt, at least a first detection element which is fixed with a first portion of the conveyor belt, a sensor which is fixed and independent with respect to the conveyor belt and which detects the position of the first portion with respect to the supply device.
Pirelli Tyre S.p.a.

Data management system

A data management system that controls data related on a casting on a casting process, that is connected to a casting equipment, the casting equipment including: a casting apparatus configured to form the casting by using upper and lower molds into which molten metal is poured by using gravity, the upper and lower molds being able to be opened, closed, and tilted; and an engraving apparatus configured to engrave a product identifier on the casting, the data management system including: a storage device configured to store the data; an acquisition unit configured to acquire the product identifier and a tilting pattern of each of the upper and lower molds in the casting apparatus; and a control unit configured to associate the product identifier with the tilting pattern acquired by the acquisition unit, and to cause the storage device to store the associated product identifier and tilting pattern.. .
Sintokogio, Ltd.

Centrifugal microfluidic control systems and configuring the same

The disclosure provides a centrifugal microfluidics control system and a method configuring the same. The system may comprise a centrifugal tube; a centrifugal unit for accommodating the centrifugal tube and providing a centrifugal force to the centrifugal tube; a control unit fixed in bottom of the centrifugal tube; and a microfluidic supporting unit coupled to the control unit in the centrifugal tube.
Nanjing University

Method and device for providing guiding for executing a golf swing

The present invention is related to a method and to a device for providing guiding to a user for executing a golf swing with a golf club on a golf ball towards a target, said method being implemented in an electronic device comprising a display in communication with a control unit, said display being placed in the line-of-sight of the user.. .

Medical device for treating cardiac arrhythmia

A medical device for treating cardiac arrhythmia is disclosed, including: a microprocessor (8) and a digital/analog module (9). A mcu (1) configures the medical device to operate in a modified dvi (r) mode in which: when receiving a signal indicating the sensing of an atrial event by a sense control/amplification unit (6), the mcu (1) sets a panp interval and sends to a time control unit (2) a signal, controlling a first timing unit (11) to operate in a timing mode for a duration equal to a duration of the panp interval; if a scheduled post-ventricular atrial escaping interval is to end at a time not within the panp internal, the mcu (1) sends respective signals to a pacing control/generation unit (5) and the time control unit (2) to dictate the pacing control/generation unit (5) to deliver a pacing pulse and control a second timing unit (12) to use a pavi as a next ventricular escape interval; and if the scheduled post-ventricular atrial escaping interval is to end within the panp interval, the mcu (1) sends a signal to the time control unit (2), controlling the second timing unit (12) to use the pavi as the next ventricular escape interval..
Shanghai Microport Medical (group) Co., Ltd.

Body dryer

A personal dryer system for efficiently delivering heated air to are enclosed area (such as shower stall or bath tub) for drying the body of an individual after taking a shower, and for other intended uses. The system includes an air blower, air heater, air distribution assembly and air exhaust vent unit with, optional, air pump, all of which are operatively associated with and regulated by a computerized control unit..

Semi-passive control assistive orthoses

Semi-passive control system (10) comprises a pneumatic spring actuator (16), a pressure regulator (22) in communication with the pneumatic spring actuator (16), a hydraulic locking actuator (18), a hydraulic valve (20) in communication with actuator (18), a power source (14), a pulley wheel (42), and a cable (46) having a first end in contact with pulley wheel (42), first and second side portions (50, 56) extending from opposing sides of pulley wheel (42), and a second end adapted to connect to an orthosis device (76). At least one cable clamp (62) attaches to second side portion (56) of cable (46) and interconnects cable (46) to shafts (112b, 118b) of actuators (16, 18).
The Regents Of The University Of California

Patient transfer and training aid

A patient transfer and training aid includes a chassis to which a lifting unit is attached. The lifting unit includes a lifting arm assembly and an active foot support assembly fixed to the chassis.
Arjohuntleigh Ab

Medical manipulator system

A control unit of a medical manipulator system has a position recognition unit that recognizes the positions of a first manipulator and a second manipulator, an interference prediction unit that predicts whether or not the first manipulator interferes with the second manipulator in a case where the first manipulator is moved along a first movement path, and a mode selection unit that selects any one of a first mode and a second mode such that the first mode is selected in a case where the interference prediction unit predicts that the first manipulator does not interfere with the second manipulator, and the second mode is selected in a case where the interference prediction unit predicts that the first manipulator interferes with the second manipulator, and selects one mode from a plurality of operation modes so as to shift from the first mode or the second mode to a third mode in a case where a torque sensor detects contact between the first manipulator and an obstacle while the control unit is operating in the first mode or the second mode.. .
Olympus Corporation

Smart collar and system thereof

A smart collar includes a main body, a power module, an image capturing module, a sensing module, a process-storage module, and a wireless transmitting module. The power module includes a power control unit and a battery.

Optical measuring device and toothbrush provided with same

Provided is an optical measuring device that can properly detect a small amount of dental plaque, can be easily incorporated into a toothbrush, and has a simple configuration. The optical measuring device includes a plurality of light sources that irradiate a sample with light having a plurality of wavelengths different from each other, respectively, a detection unit that detects intensities of examined light generated when the sample is irradiated with the light having the plurality of wavelengths, and a control unit that calculates an amount of fluorescent substance to be measured, based on the intensities of the examined light detected by the detection unit in response to the light having the plurality of wavelengths..
Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.

Endoscopy device

An endoscopy device (1) with an endoscope (2) and a camera control unit (12) is provided. The endoscope (2) has an endoscope shaft (3) and an endoscope head (4), and the endoscope shaft (3) is made of a metallic material.
Scholly Fiberoptic Gmbh

Self-propelled electronic device and travel said self-propelled electronic device

A self-propelled electronic device comprising: a housing; drive wheels that enable the housing to travel; a travel control unit that controls travel of the housing; and a periphery detection sensor that detects a region around the housing where the device is unable to travel, wherein the drive wheels include a left drive wheel and a right drive wheel which are independently driven, and the travel control unit: causes the left drive wheel and the right drive wheel to move backward in such a manner that an amount of rotation of the left drive wheel is smaller than an amount of rotation of the right drive wheel, when the periphery detection sensor detects that there is a region where the device is unable to travel at front left of the housing; and causes the left drive wheel and the right drive wheel to move backward in such a manner that an amount of rotation of the right drive wheel is smaller than an amount of rotation of the left drive wheel when the periphery detection sensor detects that there is a region where the device is unable to travel at front right of the housing.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

System, device, and preservative concentration control in baking production

A baking production system for control of preservative concentration during production of baked products includes a preservative control system, including a preservative control unit, a flow control valve, a flow meter, first and second conductive probes, first and second acidity sensors, a metering pump, a water mixer, a temperature sensor, a moisture sensor, which is configured to mix the water with the preservative solution, thereby creating a water preservative mixture; and a production line, including a dough mixer, which is configured to receive a baking mixture and mix the baking mixture with the water preservative mixture, thereby creating a dough. Also disclosed is a method for preservative concentration control, including calculating water preservative concentration, optimizing preservative solution flow, calculating dough preservative concentration, and optimizing source water flow..
Premier Innovations, Llc

Discharge lamp driver, light source apparatus, projector, and discharge lamp driving method

A discharge lamp driver includes a discharge lamp driving unit configured to supply drive current to a discharge lamp and a control unit configured to control the discharge lamp driving unit. The drive current has a modulation drive period in which a first period in which ac current having a frequency higher than 1 khz is supplied and a second period in which dc current is supplied are alternately repeated.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Portable light source

A control unit for use in a lighting system. The control unit comprises: a localization module which detects when a portable lighting device is within a predetermined vicinity of a fixed light source; and a controller which selects between different roles for the portable light source, the roles comprising (i) an independent role where the light output of the fixed and portable light sources are controlled independently of one another, and one or both of (ii) a slave role where the light output of the portable light source is adjusted in dependence on that of the fixed light source, and/or (iii) a master role where the light output of the fixed light source is adjusted in dependence on that of the portable light source.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Two-level led security light with motion sensor

A two-level led security light with a motion sensor. At night, the led is turned on for a low level illumination.

Lighting system and related operating a lighting system

The lighting system includes a voltage source for generating a constant direct current adapted to supply lighting modules, a number n of electronic switches, a current sensor connected in series with the voltage source to detect a measurement signal indicative of the current provided by the voltage source, and a control unit. The control unit generates the drive signals for the electronic switches.
Osram Gmbh

Device for driving light emitting diode, and light emitting module including same

One embodiment relates to a device for driving a light emitting diode, the device controlling a plurality of light emitting diode arrays connected in series, and comprising: a rectifying unit for rectifying an alternating current signal so as to output the rectified signal; and a control unit for sensing the level of the rectified signal, comparing the sensed level of the rectified signal with a reference voltage, and aligning a first group among the plurality of light emitting diode arrays and a second group among the plurality of light emitting diode arrays in series or in parallel on the basis of the comparison result, wherein the control unit successively drives the light emitting diode arrays of the first and second groups connected in parallel or successively drives the light emitting diode arrays of the first and second groups connected in series on the basis of the magnitude of the sensed level of the rectified signal.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Video communication system, video transmission terminal, video reception terminal, communication method, and recording medium

A video communication system includes a video transmission terminal and a video reception terminal. In the video transmission terminal, a first control unit causes the video transmission terminal to be disconnected from a first network by controlling a first communication session control unit.
Olympus Corporation

Communications system for speech communication

A method and a communications system for speech communication includes a plurality of workstations and a plurality of radio transmission devices and radio receiving devices. There are control units in the signal path between the workstations and the radio transmission devices and the radio receiving devices.
Frequentis Ag

Wireless communication system and wireless communication method

A wireless user equipment performing wireless communication in a primary and a secondary frequency bands, a first wireless access point ap performing the wireless communication in the primary frequency band, and a second wireless base transceiver station bts performing the wireless communication in the secondary frequency band are included. The ap and the bts are connected to each other through a network.
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

Broadcast receiving apparatus, broadcast receiving method, and contents outputting method

A broadcast receiving apparatus capable of exerting a function with a higher added value is provided. The broadcast receiving apparatus can receive a first digital broadcasting service of a broadcasting system adopting a first media transport method and a second digital broadcasting service of a broadcasting system adopting a second media transport method, and the broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a first broadcast receiving unit that receives a broadcast wave of the first digital broadcasting service; a first separating unit that separates at least first coded program video data related to a first broadcasting program and first event schedule information, from the broadcast wave received by the first broadcast receiving unit; a first video decoding unit that decodes the first coded program video data to reproduce first program video information; a second broadcast receiving unit that receives a broadcast wave of the second digital broadcasting service; a second separating unit that separates at least second coded program video data related to a second broadcasting program and second event schedule information, from the broadcast wave received by the second broadcast receiving unit; a second video decoding unit that decodes the second coded program video data to reproduce second program video information; an electronic program guide creating unit that creates electronic program guide information based on at least the first event schedule information and the second event schedule information; a presentation processing unit capable of receiving the first program video information, the second program video information, and the electronic program guide information, properly performing a selection process, and outputting a result of the selection process as video information; a display unit that displays the video information; an operation input unit to which an operation instruction of a user is input; and a control unit, and when an instruction to display an electronic program guide screen is input to the operation input unit while the presentation processing unit selects the first program video information and outputs it as the video information, the control unit controls the electronic program guide creating unit to create the electronic program guide information based on at least the first event schedule information.
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

Image capturing apparatus having comparator circuit to compare current with reference current

A plurality of pixels includes a photoelectric conversion unit and the first transistor. A signal line is connected to the plurality of pixels.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Display superimposing and displaying images

A central control unit of a terminal apparatus performs control for displaying a plurality of images in a display unit by superimposing them such that at least one of the images can be observed through one or more other images distinguishably, designating one or more of the plurality of images, detecting a user manipulation performed for the plurality of images, and changing the designated one or more images spatially or temporally according to the detected user manipulation while keeping the plurality of images superimposed and displayed.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Control apparatus, controlling the same, and storage medium

A control apparatus comprises a determination unit configured to determine a region defined by a pair of first coordinate values and a pair of second coordinate values which are designated on a captured image displayed on a display unit; a display control unit configured to control the display unit to display, when the region exceeds a display range of the captured image in accordance with an operation of designating at least one of the pair of first coordinate values and the pair of second coordinate values, a predetermined image including at least a part of the region on a portion that has exceeded the range while holding the region; and an output unit configured to output a command for obtaining a captured image corresponding to the region displayed and controlled by the display control unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image capturing apparatus, controlling the same, and recording medium

Image capturing apparatuses having an exposure control unit configured to execute exposure control by changing at least one of parameters of an aperture value, an accumulation period of a charge in an image sensor, and an amplification amount of a signal output by the image sensor; and a generation unit configured to generate aperture control information related to a change in the aperture value in the exposure control are included. In a case where an aperture value is changed in accordance with a luminance change of an object, the generation unit generates the aperture control information with which, with respect to a specific aperture value which is settable, an actual aperture value discretely changes.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha





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