Patents Represented by Attorney Yokoi & Co., U.S.A., Inc.
  • Patent number: 8169553
    Abstract: An assembling structure for a flat-panel display unit, comprising: a housing body comprised of a front cabinet and a rear cabinet is assembled to house a flat display panel; at both side faces of rear cabinet, several base portions that are extended by predetermined lengths toward the front cabinets from the both side faces are provided; at inner sides of side faces of the front cabinet, engaging portions for engaging the base portions are provided; at the base portions, protruding portions are provided; at the engaging portions, guides for allowing the protruding portions to be slid are formed at predetermined angles relative to a direction perpendicular to a display face of the flat display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahito Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8167335
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a fender liner attached to a motor vehicle wheel house. The fender liner includes a breathable base material layer produced by forming a fiber assembly into a shape along the wheel house and a protective layer made of waterproof material. The protective layer is superimposed on a surface of the base material layer that is opposite to a side facing the wheel house. The protective layer is provided with a plurality of through-holes that allow air to flow through the protective layer to the surface of the base material layer on which the protective layer is superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Hayashi Engineering Inc.
    Inventor: Yuji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8154489
    Abstract: A source circuit for generating, based on image data composed of RGB signals, drive voltages for a row of pixels arranged in a horizontal direction which is a main scanning direction on a liquid crystal panel 12a and applying the drive voltages to signal lines. The source circuit can interchange the drive voltages applied to the signal lines in accordance with an arrangement of a color filter by changing of setting of voltage to be supplied to the source circuit, and is electrically connected and integrally fixed to a glass substrate 31, and the setting of voltage to be supplied to the source circuit 20 is changed by changing wiring formed on the glass substrate 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kita
  • Patent number: 8144265
    Abstract: The liquid crystal television receiver comprises an inverter circuit 28, transistors Q14, Q13, and a microcomputer 22. The inverter circuit 28 includes resistors R5, R6, R7, R8 determining the value of a tube current that is supplied to cold cathode fluorescent tubes of a backlight 26, and supplies to the cold cathode fluorescent tubes an alternating voltage. An emitter and a collector of the transistor Q14 are connected to two opposite ends of the resistor R6, and an emitter and a collector of the transistor Q13 are connected to two opposite ends of the resistor R7. The microcomputer 22 has a control terminal connected to bases of the transistors Q13, Q14, and detects a synchronizing signal in an image signal inputted to an image signal processing portion 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ogino
  • Patent number: 8139169
    Abstract: Disclosed are a liquid crystal display unit and a liquid crystal TV set, each of which has a sequence circuit 13 that includes first, second, and third voltage output units. The sequence circuit 13, upon the turning-on of the power to the liquid crystal display unit 11, supplies the first, second, and third output voltages to a liquid crystal display panel 11c in this order and stops supply of the third, second, and first output voltages in this order upon the turning-off of the power to the liquid crystal display unit 11. Consequently, the display screen is prevented from the noise that is otherwise generated on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Ogino
  • Patent number: 8125568
    Abstract: A muting device includes an external sound input unit that receives an external sound and an internal sound input unit that only receives an internal sound. The external sound received by the external sound input unit has a component, which corresponds to the internal sound received by the internal sound input unit, removed therefrom. Only when the signal level of a specific kind of external sound sampled from the external sound having the internal sound component thereof removed therefrom is equal to or larger than a certain signal level, the internal sound is automatically muted. Consequently, there is provided a muting device that autonomously and accurately mutes an internal audio output responsively to a specific external sound such as a telephone ring while being unaffected by an internal sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsumi Mori
  • Patent number: 8126416
    Abstract: With a power supply provided for a smart antenna, whether the antenna is connected is determined according to whether the power supply is connected. When it is determined that the smart antenna is not connected, power supply to units related only to controlling of the smart antenna is stopped, whereby power saving is realized. Further, user's setting for discriminating kinds of antennas becomes unnecessary and, when a smart antenna is not connected, power supply for the same can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignees: Funai Electric Co., Ltd., The University of Electro-Communications, DX Antenna Company, Limited
    Inventors: Nobuo Nakajima, Koichi Gyoda, Eiji Shibuya, Takehiro Onomatsu, Hideto Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8125575
    Abstract: A liquid crystal television 100 displays an image on a liquid crystal display by transmitting a light source from a backlight unit 10. The backlight unit 10 drives two cold-cathode tubes 13a, 13b as the backlight 13 at the high frequency voltages each with different polarity generated by a self-excited inverter circuit 11 to generate a light source. The backlight unit 10 connects an inter-lamp coil L2 between two U-shaped cold-cathode tubes 13a, 13b to form a series circuit, and further connects capacitors C5, C6 in parallel with the cold-cathode tubes 13a, 13b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 8120705
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a television that includes a speaker; a display; a tuner for receiving television broadcasting signals and generates first sound signals and first image signals based on the television broadcasting signals; a connecting terminal for connecting to a player device having an operation panel generating operation commands according to user's operations; an operation macro outputting unit for outputting an operation macro same as a plurality of the operation commands to the player device in order to make the player device perform consecutive operations, through the connecting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiro Onomatsu
  • Patent number: D656169
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukano, Shoichi Makado, Yuichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: D657399
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichiro Nemoto
  • Patent number: D657406
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Saito
  • Patent number: D657745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukano, Kazuyuki Oguma
  • Patent number: D659814
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Norihide Yamase, Daisuke Oikawa
  • Patent number: D659815
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Norihide Yamase, Daisuke Oikawa
  • Patent number: D659816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ito, Michihiro Hanada
  • Patent number: D660333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Takaaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: D660334
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Takeuchi, Toshikazu Tabuchi
  • Patent number: D662196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ito, Michihiro Hanada
  • Patent number: D662197
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ito, Michihiro Hanada