An information processing system includes: a state determiner that determines a state of an animal using a captured image of the animal; a feeling determiner that determines a feeling of the animal corresponding to the state of the animal determined by the state determiner, on the basis of a notification wording DB indicating a relationship between the state and the feeling of the animal; and a notification processor that notifies user terminal 4 of a wording indicating the feeling of the animal determined by the feeling determiner.
G16Z 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other main groups of this subclass
A01K 13/00 - Devices for grooming or caring of animals, e.g. curry-combs; Fetlock rings; Tail-holders; Devices for preventing crib-biting; Washing devices; Protection against weather conditions or insects
Provided is an imaging apparatus disposed within a building and wirelessly transmitting a captured image to a plurality of electronic devices. The imaging apparatus includes: a camera; a receiver that receives information regarding a distance between the plurality of electronic devices and the building from each of the plurality of electronic devices; and a controller having a first operation mode in which the camera starts capturing when an object moves and a second operation mode in which the camera does not start capturing video even when the object moves, the controller switching between the first operation mode and the second operation mode based on the information.
G08B 13/196 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength using passive radiation detection systems using image scanning and comparing systems using television cameras
G08B 13/18 - Actuation by interference with heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength; Actuation by intruding sources of heat, light, or radiation of shorter wavelength
H04N 7/18 - Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM
An electronic device includes a receiver that receives image data of an image taken with a camera by wireless communication, a touchscreen that displays a camera image of the camera, and a controller that, when the touchscreen is tapped, gives the camera instructions on a capturing direction so that a tapped position of the image displayed on the touchscreen moves to the center of the touchscreen, and displays on the camera image an operation image for receiving an operation to instruct the capturing direction of the camera.
H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information
G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
G08C 17/02 - Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link using a radio link
A ventilation control device (2) equipped with a total exhaust air volume reading unit (16), an exhaust device specification reading unit (17), an exhaust air volume allocation unit (18), and an exhaust air volume instruction unit (19). The total exhaust air volume reading unit (16) reads a total exhaust air volume that is set for a building. The exhaust device specification reading unit (17) reads the maximum exhaust air volume for each of a plurality of exhaust devices (3), as a specification for each of the exhaust devices (3). The exhaust air volume allocation unit (18) allocates the exhaust air volume read by the total exhaust air volume reading unit (16) in accordance with the maximum exhaust air volume for each exhaust device (3) as read by the exhaust device specification reading unit (17), thereby setting the exhaust air volume for each of the plurality of exhaust devices (3). The exhaust air volume instruction unit (19) provides an instruction to each of the plurality of exhaust devices (3) regarding the exhaust air volume that has been set by the exhaust air volume allocation unit (18).
F24F 11/77 - Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof for controlling the supply of treated air, e.g. its pressure for controlling air flow rate or air velocity by controlling the speed of ventilators
F24F 11/54 - Control or safety arrangements characterised by user interfaces or communication using one central controller connected to several sub-controllers
F24F 11/64 - Electronic processing using pre-stored data
Provided is a shutter comprising a main body and a shaft bearing. The main body has a substantially circular plate shape, and, in a closed state to close a passage, a front face of the main body is located upstream of a back face thereof in the passage. The shaft bearing is rotatably engaged with a shaft configured to divide the passage into a main passage and a sub-passage in an open state to open the passage, the sub-passage having a cross-sectional area smaller than that of the main passage. The main body includes: a main-passage-side end located in the main passage in the closed state; and a bent portion bent at the main-passage-side end in a direction from the back face side to the front face side. A parallel cross-section of the main body, the cross-section being taken along a parting plane parallel to the shaft, has a circular arc shape bowed toward the back face side from the front face side.
F16K 1/22 - Lift valves, i.e. cut-off apparatus with closure members having at least a component of their opening and closing motion perpendicular to the closing faces with pivoted closure members with pivoted discs or flaps with axis of rotation crossing the valve member, e.g. butterfly valves
F16K 1/12 - Lift valves, i.e. cut-off apparatus with closure members having at least a component of their opening and closing motion perpendicular to the closing faces with streamlined valve member around which the fluid flows when the valve is opened
An air-conditioning control system (1) for controlling air-conditioning in a building (10) containing an air-conditioned room (11) in which an air-conditioning device (21) is installed, and a first air inflow room (13) into which air flows from the air-conditioned room (11), said air-conditioning system being equipped with a temperature acquisition unit (2) for acquiring the temperature of the first air inflow room (13), and a control unit (4) for controlling the air-conditioning device (21) on the basis of the temperature acquired by the temperature acquisition unit (2).
F24F 11/62 - Control or safety arrangements characterised by the type of control or by internal processing, e.g. using fuzzy logic, adaptive control or estimation of values
F24F 11/74 - Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof for controlling the supply of treated air, e.g. its pressure for controlling air flow rate or air velocity
F24F 11/75 - Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof for controlling the supply of treated air, e.g. its pressure for controlling air flow rate or air velocity for maintaining constant air flow rate or air velocity
F24F 11/76 - Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof for controlling the supply of treated air, e.g. its pressure for controlling air flow rate or air velocity by means responsive to temperature, e.g. bimetal springs
F24F 11/80 - Control systems characterised by their outputs; Constructional details thereof for controlling the temperature of the supplied air
Disclosed is a heating cooker that is provided with a heating chamber, a heating unit, a brushless motor, a main body control circuit, a direct current power supply circuit, a motor control circuit, and a safety device. The brushless motor is a drive source for a rotation drive mechanism included in the heating unit. The main body control circuit outputs a drive signal for the brushless motor. The direct current power supply circuit supplies the brushless motor with direct current power. The motor control circuit controls drive of the brushless motor corresponding to the drive signal. The safety device comprises a wired logic circuit. The safety device has: a rotation detection element that is configured to detect the rotation state of a rotor of the brushless motor, and output a rotation detection signal; and a switch that cuts off a power supply line connected to the direct current power supply circuit. The safety device controls the switch corresponding to the rotation detection signal and the drive signal. According to this embodiment of the present invention, the highly safe and highly reliable heating cooker using the brushless motor as the drive source for the rotation drive mechanism can be provided.
F24C 7/02 - Stoves or ranges heated by electric energy using microwaves
F24C 1/00 - Stoves or ranges in which the fuel or energy supply is not restricted to solid fuel or to a type covered by a single one of groups ; Stoves or ranges in which the type of fuel or energy supply is not specified
F24C 7/08 - Arrangement or mounting of control or safety devices
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a heat exchange-type ventilation device that makes it possible to automatically determine an opening surface area of an air volume adjustment damper and facilitate on-site construction. A heat exchange-type ventilation device (1) is provided with: an air supply blower provided with an air supply motor; an exhaust blower provided with an exhaust motor; an air supply path (7) through which the air-supplying blower blows air from outdoors to indoors; an exhaust path through which the exhaust blower blows air from indoors to outdoors; a heat exchange element that is located at an intersection of the air supply path (7) and the exhaust path and is for exchanging heat when indoor air and outdoor air are being exchanged; and a current detection unit for detecting a current flowing to the air supply motor. The heat exchange-type ventilation device has a control unit (11) by which the rotational speed of the air supply motor is controlled. The air supply path is connected to a circulation channel (14) of a unitary air conditioner (13). The control unit (11) causes an opening surface area of an air volume adjustment damper (15) provided inside the air supply path (7) to change so that a current value of the air supply motor detected by the current detection unit falls within a predetermined range of target current values.
An induction cooking device (1) includes: a housing (3) in which at least one of a heat generating component and a heat dissipating component is disposed; a top plate (2) which is held at an upper portion of the housing (3) and on which an object to be heated is to be placed; a heating coil unit (8) disposed inside the housing (3), below an undersurface of the top plate (2); a first cooling fan (10) which is disposed inside the housing (3), and blows first cooling air to cool the at least one of the heat generating component and the heat dissipating component; a second cooling fan (11) which is disposed inside the housing (3), takes in at least a portion of the first cooling air, and blows second cooling air to cool the heating coil unit (8); and an air guide (22) which guides the second cooling air to the heating coil unit (8).
An induction cooking device includes: a top plate on which an object to be heated is to be placed; a housing including a frame plate to which the top plate is adhered; a coil unit disposed inside the housing and pressed against the bottom surface of the top plate; and a locking mechanism that is attached to the bottom surface of the top plate and supports the top plate. The locking mechanism includes an engagement component including an engagement portion located a predetermined distance below the frame plate.
Provided is a robot, which determines that a casing body has been embraced by a user when a first value which has been outputted from an acceleration sensor and which represents an acceleration along the vertical axis has exceeded a prescribed threshold, if it is determined thereafter that any of the first value which represents the acceleration along the vertical axis, a second value which represents an acceleration along a fore-aft axis, or a third value which represents an acceleration along a left-right axis, all of said values having been outputted from the acceleration sensor, is fluctuating in excess of a prescribed amplitude over a given interval.
A travel state assessment unit assesses that the travel state of a robot 1 is indicative of friction surface travel if the value obtained by removing a gravity component from the acceleration detected by an acceleration sensor stays at less than a reference value for a given interval. The travel state assessment unit computes an orientation angle of the robot 1 from the angular velocity in the pitch direction as detected by an angular velocity sensor, and if said computed orientation angle stays greater than or equal to a lower bound angle during an assessment time, the travel state assessment unit sets the orientation angle at the time that the assessment time ends as an orientation control angle. If the travel state of the robot 1 has been assessed to be indicative of friction surface travel, an orientation control unit causes a counterweight to move forward by a quantity of movement which is equivalent to the orientation control angle.
When this robot is responding via an output device on the basis of a prescribed process requiring a prescribed amount of time or more to an input instruction of a user inputted via an input device, a first mechanism is controlled during the prescribed process so that the shaft of a weight rotates, causing the weight to move back and forth.
If a user input command, inputted over an input device, is responded to over an output device on the basis of prescribed processing that takes no less than a prescribed amount of time, then, during said prescribed processing, this robot rotates a weight drive mechanism, making a prescribed direction, in which the weight drive mechanism causes the weight to reciprocate, to be perpendicular to the direction of advancement resulting from a pair of drive wheels and causes the weight to reciprocate in the prescribed direction perpendicular to said advancement direction.
In the case that the result of image recognition by an external server of an image of a recognition target is needed, this robot rotates a set of drive wheels in opposite directions to rotate a sphere-shape housing and, if a result of image recognition of the image of the recognition target is received from the external server, then the robot turns a display unit towards the user and stops rotation of the sphere-shape housing.
A robot (1) has a spherical main housing (101), a first spherical crown part (102), and a second spherical crown part (103). The robot (1) is provided with a display unit (206) attached via an arm to a shaft (112) that connects the first spherical crown part and the second spherical crown part, a first drive mechanism (207) that causes the first spherical crown part and the second spherical crown part to rotate by rotating the shaft, a second drive mechanism (209) that causes the main housing to rotate about the shaft and that is independent of the first drive mechanism, and a power source (213) that is charged with power from an external charger (2) and that supplies power to the first drive mechanism and the second drive mechanism. When the power source is not being charged with power from the charger and the amount of power remaining in the power source is equal to or less than a prescribed value, the second drive mechanism is controlled to stop the rotation of the main housing, the first drive mechanism is controlled to switch the rotational direction of the first spherical crown part and the second spherical crown part, and the display unit is caused to move up and down.
A robot (1) is provided with: a spherical case (101); a frame (102) disposed inside the case (101); display units (105, 106, 107) installed on the frame (102) for displaying at least a portion of a face; a set of driving wheels (110, 111) installed on the frame (102) and in contact with the inner surface of the case (101) to rotate the case (101); a weight driving mechanism, which is installed on the frame (102) and is for reciprocating a weight (114) in a specified direction; a power source for being charged with electric power from an external charger and supplying the electric power to the set of driving wheels (110, 111) and the weight driving mechanism; and a control circuit (109) for stopping rotation of the set of driving wheels (110, 111), reciprocating the weight (114) in the specified direction, and reciprocating the display units (105, 106, 107) in the vertical direction when the robot is not being charged with electric power from the charger and the residual amount of electric power of the power source is at or below a specified value.
Provided is a ventilation control apparatus (2) that comprises a home communication module that communicates with a ventilation apparatus through a home network, an exterior communication module that communicates with an exterior server provided outside of a building through an exterior network, a determination unit (77) that determines whether or not to communicate with the external server through the exterior communication module, a control determination unit (78) that determines a control method of the ventilation apparatus on the basis of determination results of the determination unit (77), and a ventilation operation control unit (76) that controls the ventilation apparatus on the basis of the control method determined by the control determination unit (78).
F24F 11/30 - Control or safety arrangements for purposes related to the operation of the system, e.g. for safety or monitoring
F24F 11/49 - Control or safety arrangements for purposes related to the operation of the system, e.g. for safety or monitoring ensuring correct operation, e.g. by trial operation or configuration checks
F24F 11/58 - Remote control using Internet communication
The present disclosure relates to the prioritization of devices taking part in a multi-user random access wireless communication. Based on some known conditions, devices that comply with the conditions are given preferential treatment during the random access period. The preferential treatment may refer to the eligible devices being allowed to access more resource units during the random access, or it may also mean faster access to the medium during the random access. By taking advantage of the methods described in the present disclosure, it is possible to assign higher priority to selected frame types and/or device categories in a multi-user random access wireless communication system.
Provided is an induction heating cooker capable of grill cooking by moving to a desired position on a cooking table and using induction heating as well as radiation heating. The induction heating cooker is configured so as to form an air flow in a plurality of ventilation passages inside a body by a cooling fan (11). The plurality of ventilation passages has a first ventilation passage, the first ventilation passage configured such that the air flow (D) from the cooling fan (11) leads directly from the cooling fan (11) to an exhaust port (28). The first ventilation passage is configured such that the air flow from the cooling fan and an air flow from a heating chamber are mixed.
A heat exchanging ventilation device comprises: an air supply blower (8); an air discharge blower (9); a supply air passage through which air to be delivered indoors from the outdoors by the air supply blower (8) flows; a discharge air passage through which air to be delivered outdoors from the indoors by the air discharge blower flows; a heat exchange element (11) disposed at the position where both the supply air passage and the discharge air passage pass and exchanging heat between air delivered by the air supply blower (8) and air delivered by the air discharge blower (9); a supply air damper (12) provided on the supply air inlet (2) side of the supply air passage; a discharge air damper (13) provided on the discharge air outlet (3) side of the discharge air passage; and a circulation damper (14) provided at a boundary portion (25) which separates the supply air passage and the discharge air passage from each other.
This cooking apparatus (10) is equipped with: a heating chamber (4) in which an object to be heated is mounted; a radiation heater (38) which is provided within the heating chamber (4) and operates in a preheat mode and a cooking mode; and a controller which controls the radiation heater (38). The controller is configured so as to cause the radiation heater (38) to operate in the standby mode between the end of the preheat mode and the start of the cooking mode. In this embodiment, the surface temperature of the radiation heater (38) is maintained in a high state during the standby mode between the end of the preheat mode and the start of cooking in order to allow minimization of uneven browning due to variation in the surface temperature of the radiation heater (38) at the start of cooking.
Cooking apparatus (10) includes heating chamber (4), radiant heater unit (38), convection device (30), a temperature sensor, and a control unit. Radiant heater unit (38) is provided inside heating chamber (4) and radiant-heats an object to be heated. Convection device (30) is provided behind heating chamber (4) and convection-heats the object. The temperature sensor is provided inside convection device (30) and detects temperature inside convection device (30). The control unit controls the temperature inside heating chamber (4) by making radiant heater unit (38) and convection device (30) operate in response to the temperature detected by the temperature sensor. This aspect achieves a stable level of finish and a prolonged service life of radiant heater unit (38).
F24C 7/02 - Stoves or ranges heated by electric energy using microwaves
F24C 1/00 - Stoves or ranges in which the fuel or energy supply is not restricted to solid fuel or to a type covered by a single one of groups ; Stoves or ranges in which the type of fuel or energy supply is not specified
F24C 7/04 - Stoves or ranges heated by electric energy with heat radiated directly from the heating element
In a cooker according to the present disclosure, a convection heater for executing a convection mode and a circulation fan are disposed in a convection forming space that is in communication with a heating chamber, and a fan driver is disposed outside of the convection forming space. The cooker includes a leakage suppression mechanism for suppressing a microwave leak from the convection forming space. The leakage suppression mechanism is formed by a coaxial seal for setting a distance between opposing faces, i.e., between a circulation fan shaft passing through a first wall forming the convection forming space and the first wall to a predetermined distance or smaller. Therefore, a microwave leak from a mechanism for executing the convection mode is suppressed, and heat cooking with a microwave-heating mode can highly effectively be performed.
In a heating cooker according to the present invention, a stirring body is provided with: a housing (21) attached to the central part of the bottom surface of a cooking container so as to be freely rotatable; and a blade (31) that extends from the outer circumferential surface of the housing (21) toward the inner circumferential surface of the cooking container and that is curved in a protruding manner toward the downstream side in the rotation direction in a planar view. In addition, the blade (31) comprises a front edge (32) positioned on the downstream side in the rotation direction and a rear edge (33) positioned further upstream than the front edge (32) in the rotation direction. A tip part of the blade (31) is curved so as to follow the inner circumferential surface of the cooking container in a planar view and inclines upward as proximity to the upstream side in the rotation direction increases. Furthermore, the front edge (32) is positioned below the rear edge (33) in the vicinity of the housing (21), and the front edge (32) is positioned above the rear edge (33) in the vicinity of the tip part (34).
A stirring function-equipped heating cooker is provided with a stirring body (20) for stirring an item to be cooked including liquid and solid matter accommodated within a cooking container. The stirring body (20) is provided with: a housing (21) attached to the central part of the bottom surface of the cooking container so as to be freely rotatable; and a lower blade (31) that extends from the outer circumferential surface of the housing (21) toward the inner circumferential surface of the cooking container and that is configured so as to press an item to be cooked positioned on the bottom surface side of the cooking container toward the inner circumferential surface of the cooking container. The stirring body (20) is also provided with an upper blade (41) that extends from the outer circumferential surface of the housing (21) toward the inner circumferential surface of the cooking container and that is configured so as to cause an item to be cooked near the surface of the liquid to sink toward the bottom surface of the cooking container.
In a heat cooking device equipped with a memory card attaching mechanism for inserting a memory card, the memory card attaching mechanism is configured to have, on a lower face of a main body of the heat cooking device, a card insertion port for inserting the memory card vertically upward. The card insertion port is configured to be hidden by a front grille panel attached to a machine chamber lying under the main body so as not to be exposed from the heat cooking device. Therefore, the reliable commercial heat cooking device that does not require a special waterproof measure can be provided.
An transmission apparatus of the present disclosure comprises an assignment information generator which, in operation, assigns resources on a resource unit (RU) basis to one or more terminal stations (STAs) and generates assignment information that specifies RUs allocated to the one or more STAs; a transmission signal generator which, in operation, generates a transmission signal that includes a legacy preamble, a non-legacy preamble and a data field, wherein the non-legacy preamble comprises a first signal field and a second signal field that carry a set ID and the assignment information, and wherein the set ID identifies one assignment set comprising the one or more STAs and a plurality of assignment indices, and wherein the assignment information comprises a resource assignment indication for each of a plurality of assignment which are referenced by the plurality of assignment indices; and a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the generated transmission signal.
An aquaculture device (100) is provided with the following: a growing chamber underground part (67) that contains therein an underground space in which the underground portion (1A) of a plant (1) grows, and that is configured so that the underground space is separated from an aboveground space in which an aboveground portion (1B) of the plant (1) grows; an underground temperature adjusting unit (2478) that adjusts the temperature of the atmosphere in the underground space; and a control unit (50) that controls the underground temperature adjusting unit (2478). The control unit (50) includes the following: a dormancy determination unit that determines whether the growing period of the plant (1) is a dormant period in which the leaves of the aboveground portion (1B) have died; and a temperature control unit which, if it was determined by the dormancy determination unit that the growing period of the plant (1) is a dormant period in which the leaves of the aboveground portion (1B) of the plant (1) have died, causes the underground temperature adjusting unit (2478) to adjust the temperature of the atmosphere in the underground space so that sprouting of the plant (1) is promoted.
The purpose of the present invention is to acquire road information with high precision regardless of weather or time of day. Provided is a road information sensing device which acquires road information by radiating, upon a road sign which has a plurality of flat surface parts, beams from a transmitting antenna which has variable directionality, said road information sensing device comprising: a transceiver circuit which controls the transmitting antenna so as to scan the beams by switching a radiation angle which includes a directional angle with respect to the frontal direction of a vehicle, and receives as reflected wave signals reflected waves in which the beams are reflected by the plurality of flat surface parts; distance and reflected wave intensity detection units which detect, on the basis of the reflected wave signals, the distances between the vehicle and each of the flat surface parts and the reflected wave intensities of each of the reflected waves which are reflected by each of the flat surface parts; a radiation angle detection unit which detects the radiation angles of the beams on the basis of the reflected wave signals; and a road information analysis unit which creates a heat map on the basis of the radiation angles of the beams, the respective distances, and the reflected wave intensities of the respective reflected waves, and acquires the road information by analyzing the heat map using a threshold value of the reflected wave intensities.
There is provided a heating cooker including: a heating chamber; a cooker body that has the heating chamber; a door of the cooker body that performs an opening operation and a closing operation with respect to a heating chamber opening which is provided on a front surface of the heating chamber; and damper unit (5) that is provided on the cooker body and comes into contact with the door before the door abuts on the cooker body during the closing operation of the door. Damper unit (5) includes damper (12) that has impact absorption tip portion (12a) which is contracted by impact; and damper holder (13) that holds damper (12) and is attached to a heat insulation member which is disposed via space between the damper holder and a wall surface of the heating chamber. Damper unit (5) includes damper cap (14) that is always pressed in a direction in which the damper cap abuts on the door by impact absorption tip portion (12a), abuts on the door during the closing operation of the door, and slides with damper holder (13), and transfers impact during abutment on the door to impact absorption tip portion (12a).
A plant cultivation device includes cultivation plate (110) for holding plant (140), lamp (112) that is located above the cultivation plate, and that emits light downward, transparent hollow tube (104) that is located between the lamp and the cultivation plate, and that internally has hollow section (1000), light source (100) that introduces artificial light to the transparent hollow tube, and air duct (107) that supplies air to the hollow section. The transparent hollow tube has ventilation opening (106) through which the air supplied to the hollow section is blown upward. The transparent hollow tube has prism (105) by which the artificial light travelling in a longitudinal direction of the transparent hollow tube is reflected upward, at a position of the ventilation opening in a plan view.
A travel assistance device 2 is provided with: a first rail 23 that is inclined downward from a first end 21 side toward a second end 22 side in the lengthwise direction; a second rail 26 that is provided parallel to the first rail and that is inclined in the opposite direction from the first rail, i.e., downward from the second end side toward the first end side in the lengthwise direction; a holding member 30 that holds a traveling body 10 and that comprises runners 41, 44 which are slidably guided by the rails; and a switching mechanism 31 that can be switched between a state in which the runners are guided by the first rail and downward travel on the first rail is assisted by the load applied to the runners and a state in which the runners are guided by the second rail and downward travel on the second rail is assisted by the load applied to the runners.
A communication method for a coordinator communication device, wherein a first scheduling element used by a first communication device and a second scheduling element used by a second communication device are generated, and the first scheduling element and the second scheduling element are transmitted to the first communication device and the second communication device. The second scheduling element includes a second assignment that indicates a time-frequency resource to be assigned to the second communication device. The first scheduling element includes a first virtual assignment, which is a replica of the second assignment, and a first assignment that indicates a time-frequency resource to be assigned to the first communication device. The first communication device communicates according to a first communication protocol in which a first frequency band is used, and the second communication device communicates according to the first communication protocol or a second communication protocol in which a second frequency band that includes the first frequency band is used.
The water treatment apparatus according to the present disclosure is provided with: an electrochemical cell having an inflow port and an outflow port; a power supply for supplying electric power to electrodes; a first water flow path connected to the inflow port; a second water flow path connected to the outflow port; a soft water supplier for supplying soft water to the inflow port; and a flow adjustor for adjusting the flow of the water passing through the second water flow path. The apparatus is also provided with a controller for controlling the electric power supplied from the power supply to the electrodes and the flowrate of water passing through the second water flow path by the flow adjustor and controlling the soft water supplier so as to supply soft water to the inflow port when regenerating the electrochemical cell. As a result, when regenerating the ion exchange membrane, the hardness and electric conductivity of the water supplied to the electrochemical cell can be lowered and the formation of scale can be limited.
A decoding device includes: a BP decoding unit which subjects an input signal to BP decoding; a maximum likelihood decoding unit which subjects the BP-decoded signal to maximum likelihood decoding; and a selecting unit which selects either the input signal, the BP-decoded signal, or the maximum likelihood-decoded signal. Adopting this configuration makes it possible, by causing the decoding unit to operate as appropriate in accordance with the quality of data, for example, to reduce the scale of computations that are performed, and to reduce power consumption.
A hydroponic device (100) comprising: a ground surface section (12) being provided with a throughhole (12a), into which a plant (10) is to be inserted, and partitioning an underground space (11a), in which the underground part (10b) of the plant (10) grows, from an above-ground space (1121), in which the above-ground part (10d) of the plant (10) grows; a culture tank (11) forming, together with the ground surface section (12), the underground space (11a) so as to enclose the underground part (10b) therein; germination prompting agent supply sections (1000, 2000) supplying a germination prompting agent (3), which is stored in a germination prompting agent storage section (30), to the above-ground parts (10d, 20d) and/or the underground parts (10b, 20b); and a controller (40) controlling the mode in which the germination prompting agent supply sections (1000, 2000) supply the germination prompting agent (3) to the plants (10, 20).
A ventilation device is provided with an AC voltage estimation unit (32) for estimating an AC voltage on the basis of a DC voltage detected by a voltage detection unit (30) and a current detected by a current detection unit (20). An air volume computation unit (24) determines a rotation speed of a motor on the basis of the AC voltage estimated by the AC voltage estimation unit (32) and a target air volume output by a target air volume computation unit.
An object of the present invention would be to propose an electric leakage protection device (feed control device) capable of being adapt to two or more types of AC power supplies having different effective values of a power supply voltage by use of a common structure. The electric leakage protection device (feed control device) of one aspect according to the present invention includes an electric leakage detector (22), an electric leakage protector (25), and a self leakage generator (28). The electric leakage detector (22) outputs an electric leakage detection signal when a current leaked from a main circuit exceeds a threshold value. The electric leakage protector (25) opens a contact device (RY1) interposed in the main circuit when receiving the electric leakage detection signal. The self leakage generator (28) includes; a first short circuit having a first electric resistance component (280) and a first switch component (281) electrically connected in series with each other, and a second short circuit having a second electric resistance component (282) and a second switch component (283) electrically connected in series with each other. The first short circuit and the second short circuit are electrically connected in parallel with each other with regard to a pair of power supply paths (L1, L2) constituting the main circuit.
H02H 3/33 - Emergency protective circuit arrangements for automatic disconnection directly responsive to an undesired change from normal electric working condition, with or without subsequent reconnection responsive to phase angle between voltages or between currents involving comparison of the voltage or current values at corresponding points in different conductors of a single system, e.g. of currents in go and return conductors using summation current transformers
H01H 83/02 - Protective switches, e.g. circuit-breaking switches, or protective relays operated by abnormal electrical conditions otherwise than solely by excess current operated by earth fault currents
H02H 3/16 - Emergency protective circuit arrangements for automatic disconnection directly responsive to an undesired change from normal electric working condition, with or without subsequent reconnection responsive to fault current to earth, frame or mass
SCALE INHIBITOR, SCALE-INHIBITING DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND SCALE-INHIBITING SYSTEM
A scale inhibitor that comprises granules that comprise particles that include a plurality of polyphosphates, the granules having an asymmetrical particle size distribution, and the most frequently occurring particle size being smaller than the average particle size of the granules. Thus, when the flow rate of treated water that flows through the scale inhibitor is low, the concentration that dissolves in the treated water can be reduced. Accordingly, the scale inhibitor is not wastefully consumed, and the life of the scale inhibitor can be extended. In addition, maintenance frequency and upkeep costs associated with replacement or replenishment of the scale inhibitor can also be reduced.
A relay includes a fixed contact point, a movable contact member and an electromagnetic device. The electromagnetic device includes a bobbin, a coil, a movable iron core, a first armature, a second armature, and a ferromagnetic member. The first armature has a first hole to which a first end portion of the movable iron core is insertion-fitted. The second armature has a second hole to which a second end portion of the movable iron core is insertion-fitted. The bobbin has a first rib formed on each of facing surfaces of a pair of first side pieces and a second rib formed on each of facing surfaces of a pair of second side pieces. The first armature is interposed between the first ribs of the pair of first side pieces and the second armature is interposed between the second ribs of the pair of second side pieces.
H01H 50/00 - ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES - Details of electromagnetic relays
ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE, ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE LAMINATED BODY PROVIDED WITH ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE, ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL PROVIDED WITH ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE LAMINATED BODY, AND WATER TREATMENT APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL
An ion exchange membrane provided with: a sheet-form first cation exchange assembly having a cation exchange group; and a sheet-form first anion exchange assembly, disposed so as to contact the first cation exchange assembly, and having an anion exchange group. The present invention is further provided with: a sheet-form second cation exchange assembly that has a cation exchange group, and is disposed so as to face the first cation exchange assembly, said second cation exchange assembly being more water-permeable than said first cation exchange assembly; and a sheet-form second anion exchange assembly that has an anion exchange group, and is disposed so as to face the first anion exchange assembly, said second anion exchange assembly being more water-permeable than said first anion exchange assembly.
A flush toilet that can be cleaned by a small amount of washing water and at a low water pressure is provided. The flush toilet includes a bowl (1) that includes a drainage outlet portion (4) in a bottom portion and a discharge port (3) in an upper inner surface portion. The flush toilet is configured to wash an inner surface of the bowl (1) by allowing washing water discharged from the discharge port (3) to flow down while swirling along the inner surface of the bowl (1). The inner surface of the bowl (1) includes a guide passage (2) configured to control flow of the washing water that flows down.
The purpose of the present invention is to provide an induction heating cooker in which a plurality of heating coils are arranged, and in which the power consumption, heat generation, and unnecessary radiation associated with a load detection action are curbed, and the time needed for load detection is shortened. In the induction heating cooker of the present disclosure, two or more heating coils out of a plurality of heating coils are selected at the same time in accordance with the position of an operated area in an operation section. A load detecting means performs load detection for only the heating coils selected by the operation on the operation section. Using this configuration makes it possible for a user to make selections in advance for the heating coils to be used from among the plurality of heating coils. The action of load detection is not performed on the heating coils other than the selected heating coils.
In a communication terminal (2), a power receiving circuit (21) is connected to a transmission cable (3) having two wires through junctions (P1, P2), and configured to receive electric power supplied from the transmission cable (3). A transmission circuit (22) is connected between the junctions (P1, P2), and configured to transmit a current-mode signal on the transmission cable (3) by short-circuiting therebetween. An intermediate circuit (23) includes a series circuit of an inductor (L1) and a capacitor (C1), and is connected in parallel with the transmission circuit (22) between the junctions (P1, P2) and also exists between the junctions (P1, P2) and the power receiving circuit (21). The power receiving circuit (21) is connected between both ends of the capacitor (C1).
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The objective is to propose a production method of multiple panes which can be simple and nevertheless produce a multiple pane in its finished state which does not include any undesired protrusion from an external surface of a glass panel. The production method includes: hermetically bonding, with a sealing member (4), peripheries of paired glass panels (2) and (3) disposed facing each other at a predetermined distance to form a space (A) to be hermetically enclosed between the glass panels; evacuating air from the space through an outlet (7) to make the space be in a reduced pressure state; and dividing, after the space is made be in the reduced pressure state, the space by a region forming member (5) into an outlet region (B) including the outlet and a reduced pressure region (C) other than the outlet region.
Provided are video encoding device that encodes high-quality video, restricting increase of the required bandwidth, while maintaining playback compatibility with playback devices conforming to MPEG-2 standard, and video playback device. Data creation device 5401 includes: 2D compatible video encoder 2602 that generates stream conforming to MPEG-2 format by compress-encoding original video of normal quality; base-view video encoder 2605 that generates stream, composed of black images, that includes the same number of pictures as stream that is obtained by compress-encoding original video; and dependent-view video encoder 5409 that generates dependent-view video stream by compress-encoding higher-quality original video, by using, as reference pictures, pictures included in stream conforming to the MPEG-2 format that have the same time information as pictures included in the base-view video stream that correspond to pictures constituting higher-quality original video.
An induction-heating cooker includes an infrared sensor for detecting infrared rays emitted from a cooking container, a scorching detecting portion for outputting, when a temperature of the cooking container increases from a first set temperature and exceeds a second set temperature, scorching detection information B based on infrared detection information A of the infrared sensor in a heating mode in which a power can be set, and a loading detecting portion for detecting addition of a load such as, for example, a material to be cooked based on a change of the infrared detection information A. Even if the scorching detecting portion outputs the scorching detection information B before a cooking time measured from the start of a heating operation reaches a first set time T1, a controller continues the heating operation. If the loading detecting portion detects that the load has been added, the measured cooking time is cleared and measurement thereof is restarted
An induction heating cookware comprises a burning-on detection unit (50) that outputs a burning-on detection information when the temperature of a cookware (2), which is obtained from infrared detection information (A) which in turn is obtained from an infrared sensor (4) for detecting infrared radiation from the cookware (2), becomes equal to or more than a second setting temperature. When the induction heating cookware is set to be in a heating mode wherein setting of the output is enabled, a control unit (15) is configured so as to execute, when the burning-on detection unit outputs the burning-on detection signal, a heating-output alleviating function so that the burning-on will not worsen, but is also configured so as to prohibit the heating-output alleviating function and let the heating function continue even when the burning-on detection unit outputs the burning-on detection signal, until the measured cooking time elapsed since starting the heating has reached a first preset elapsed-time (T1).
An induction heating cooker includes a scorching detection portion (50) adapted to output scorching detection information, when the temperature of a cooking container comes to be equal to or higher than a second set temperature, based on infrared-ray detection information (A) from an infrared sensor (4) for detecting infrared rays from the cooking container (2), in a heating mode which enables setting the output. A control portion (15) is adapted to perform heating-output suppression operations for preventing the progress of scorching, when the scorching detection portion outputs scorching detection information. Further, the control portion (15) is adapted to prohibit such heating-output suppression operations and to continue heating operations, even if the scorching detection portion outputs scorching detection information, until the measured cooking time period after start of heating operations reaches a first set elapsed time period (T1).
Provided is a recording medium on which are recorded a main-view stream, sub-view stream, and management information. The management information includes a system rate for each stream. Each stream is divided into a plurality of data blocks that form a plurality of extent blocks. In each extent block, main- view data blocks and sub-view data blocks are in a continuous interleaved arrangement. A main-view data block and sub-view data block forming a single pair each have a maximum size that is determined by the following conditions: (i) the system rate of the sub-view stream, (ii) whether the pair is the top pair within the extent block, and (iii) whether a long jump region exists between the recording areas of two extent blocks that are to be read continuously.
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The present invention suppresses an occurrence of a vapor condensation in a contact part (30) and to prevent a failure of electric conduction due to a freeze of condensate. In an electromagnetic relay of the present invention, partition walls (13) protrude on an inner wall surface of a cover (12). A coil (21) is surrounded by the inner wall surface of the cover (12), the partition walls (13) and an upper collar part (22b) and a lower collar part (22c) of a coil bobbin (22) on which the coil is wound to isolate the coil (21) from the contact part (30) including a fixed contact (31) and a movable contact (33). Thus, air of high temperature in the periphery of the coil (21) is restrained from reaching the contact part (30). Thus, air in the periphery of the contact part (30) is held to a low temperature, so that the occurrence of the vapor condensation in the contact part(30) can be prevented. Further, when an end face of a base (11) is sliding fitted to ribs (15) formed on the cover (12), a case (1) can be simply formed.
The disclosed switch is provided with: a bi-directional semiconductor switch element transistor structure (51), which is connected in series between a first input-side terminal (21), that is connected to a power source (2 or 3), and a first output-side terminal (41), that is connected to a load (4); a commutation unit (6), that is connected in parallel between the first terminal (21) and a second input-side terminal (22); a power source unit (7) for converting voltage output from the commutation unit (6) to a stable, predetermined voltage; a control unit (8) for controlling, by means of the electrical power supplied by the power source unit (7), the entire switch for both AC and DC use; and a drive unit (9) for making the bi-directional semiconductor switch element (51) conductive, according to a control signal from the control unit (8). Thus, the switch for both AC and DC use can be used in either an AC distribution system or a DC distribution system, can be switched without arcing when used in a DC distribution system, and can easily be substituted for an existing AC distribution system switch.
According to a playback device, a reading unit reads extent blocks from a recording medium. A switching unit extracts a main-view stream and a sub-view stream from the extent blocks. Each stream is stored in a different read buffer. A decoding unit reads and decodes each stream from a corresponding read buffer. A time (t) required for the decoding unit to decode all data blocks in one extent block is greater than or equal to the sum (t1+t2+t3) of a time (t1) required for the reading unit to read the data blocks except for the top data block in the extent block, a time (t2) required for the reading unit to start to read the top of a next extent block from the time of finishing reading the tail of the extent block, and a time (t3) required for the reading unit to read the top data block in the next extent block.
A monitoring and control device for use in a remote monitoring and control system includes a display unit provided with a screen for displaying operation buttons mated with the loads, an operation input unit operable by a user, the operation input unit including a touch switch panel superimposed on the screen of the display unit and a control unit for performing display control of the display unit and load control in response to the operation of the operation input unit. The control unit includes a display control unit for causing the display unit to display one operation page selected from a plurality of operation pages containing different combinations of operation buttons and a page changeover unit for changing over the operation page displayed on the display unit in response to a user's operation.
The recording medium 100 stores playlist information and a plurality of elementary streams. The playlist information includes a basic stream selection table and an extension stream selection table. The basic stream selection table shows elementary streams that are permitted to be played back in a monoscopic playback mode. The extension stream selection table shows elementary streams that are permitted to be played back only in a stereoscopic playback mode. The stream entry in the extension stream selection table indicates a packet identifier that is to be used by the playback device to perform demultiplexing when the playback device is in the stereoscopic playback mode and the corresponding stream number is set in the stream number register provided in the playback device.
Provided is a recording medium in which extents for a base-view and a dependent-view are arranged alternately. The lower limit of the size of the base-view extents is the larger of a first lower limit value and a second lower limit value. The lower limit of the size of the dependent-view extent is a third lower limit value. The first lower limit value is determined so that, in monoscopic video playback, buffer underflow does not occur during jump periods between base-view extents. The second lower limit value is determined so that, in stereoscopic video playback, buffer underf low does not occur during read periods from each base-view extent to a next dependent-view extent. The third lower limit value is determined so that, in stereoscopic video playback, buffer underflow does not occur during read periods from each dependent-view extent to the next base-view extent.
A recording medium in which a left-view video stream and a right-view video stream are recorded in an interleaved transport stream file. The interleaved transport stream file is identified by a combination of (i) an equivalent identification number being equivalent with the file reference information and (ii) a file extension indicating that video streams are stored in the interleaved manner, the equivalent identification number. Among Extents that constitute the interleaved transport stream file, Extents constituting the left-view or right-view video stream are identified as a normal-format transport stream file by a combination of (i) the equivalent identification number being equivalent with the file reference information and (ii) a file extension indicating that video streams are stored in a normal manner.
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On a recording medium, stereoscopic and monoscopic specific areas are located one after another next to a stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area. The stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area is a contiguous area to be accessed both in stereoscopic video playback and monoscopic video playback. The stereoscopic specific area is a contiguous area to be accessed immediately before a long jump occurring in stereoscopic video playback. In both the stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area and the stereoscopic specific area, extents of base-view and dependent-view stream files are arranged in an interleaved manner. The extents on the stereoscopic specific area are next in order after the extents on the stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area. The monoscopic specific area is a contiguous area to be accessed immediately before a long jump occurring in monoscopic video playback. The monoscopic specific area has a copy of the entirety of the extents of the base-view stream file recorded on the stereoscopic specific area.
The playback apparatus realizes stereoscopic viewing by overlaying planar or stereoscopic graphics over stereoscopic video in a way that reduces eye strain using following method in abstract: A graphics plane holds therein data composed of graphics data. A shift engine shifts, in a case when a composition unit composites the graphics data with a left-view video frame, coordinates of each of the pixels is shifted in a first horizontal direction, and in a case when the composition unit composites the graphics data with a right-view video frame, coordinates of each of the pixels is shifted in a second horizontal direction that is opposite to the first direction.
Whether or not underflow is being occurred or underflow is highly likely to occur is judged based on an image encoded data amount in a reception buffer at a time of the judgment or a change in the image encoded data amount with time . When the judgment is affirmative, a composite image data piece corresponding to one frame is generated by extracting an image data piece in the frame memory, decoding part of an image encoded data piece in the reception buffer and replacing part of the extracted the image data piece with the decoded part of the image encoded data piece . Composite image data pieces are repeatedly generated such that an occupancy ratio of replaced part of the image data piece increases each time a piece of the composite image data is newly generated, and the composite image data pieces are outputted in order of generation.
When a seat heater and a planar electric heater on a surface of an interior member are used in parallel, the seat heater and the planar electric heater cannot be heated sufficiently due to a limitation on an electric capacity of a vehicle, and in particular, in a vehicle having good engine efficiency, heating of an interior of a passenger compartment by air conditioning utilizing hot air generated by heat expelled from an engine is not sufficient, whereby there sometimes occurs a situation where occupants feel cold. A heating device 2 is provided in a side door panel 1 of a vehicle and a seat heater is made to be heated mainly at an initial stage of heating after an occupant gets in the vehicle, whereas the heating device 2 is made to be heated after a predetermined period of time elapses, whereby the body of the occupant can be warmed quickly and efficiently without making the occupant feel cold physically.
An infrared sensor for detecting infrared rays of light and a light emitting element are disposed in juxtaposed fashion relative to each other, below a light transmittable top plate, which has a hearing area for heating an article to be heated placed thereon. A light guide portion is provided for guiding infrared rays of light radiated from the article to be heated towards the infrared sensor, and guiding light emitted from the light emitting element towards a heating area of the top plate. The light emitted from the light emitting element guided by the light guide portion is projected onto the top plate through an upper opening of the light guide portion so that the light can be noticed with eyes of a user within the heating area.
A moving image coding method that can prevent playback discontinuity without an increase in processing load during playback is provided. The moving image coding method codes a video stream that includes a first moving image and a second moving image to be overlaid on the first moving image. The moving image coding method includes: a step of determining a continuous playback section that is a group of partial sections and is subject to continuous playback, in the video stream (S5301 to S5303); a step of coding the first and second moving images in the partial sections constituting the continuous playback section, under a constraint that prevents a threshold from being changed in the continuous playback section, the threshold being used for a transparency process by a luminance key in the overlaying (S5304); and a step of generating management information including flag information which indicates that the threshold is fixed in the continuous playback section (S5305).
H04N 19/169 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding
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RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, RECORDING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND REPRODUCTION METHOD
A BD-ROM has recorded therein an AV Clip generated by multiplexing a video stream and a graphics stream. The graphics stream represents an interactive display to be overlayed with the video stream, and includes a sequence of three Button State groups. The interactive display includes a plurality of buttons, each of which changes from a normal state to a selected state, and from the selected state to an active state, according to a user operation. In the three Button State groups in the graphics stream, the first-order group (N-ODSs) is made of a plurality of pieces of graphics data, which represent normal states of the buttons, the second-order group (S-ODSs) is made of a plurality of pieces of graphics data, which represent selected states of the buttons, and the third-order group (A-ODSs) is made of a plurality of pieces of graphics data, which represent active states of the buttons.