Patents Represented by Attorney Yokoi & Co., U.S.A., Inc.
  • Patent number: 7936317
    Abstract: A television receiving apparatus 100 includes a television receiver 20, and a smart antenna 10 having directivity capable of being electrically changed so as to match radio waves to be received. A handle 50 is provided with a mechanism holding the smart antenna 10 therein, fixed to the television receiver 20 and capable of changing the distance between the smart antenna 10 and the television receiver 20 as an antenna holding box. The antenna having directivity capable of being electrically changed so as to match with radio waves to be received is disposed so that the aesthetic appearance can be improved and the signal receiving sensitivity of the antenna can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    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: 7936349
    Abstract: A safety circuit 16 for monitoring the waveform of a start signal outputted from a microcomputer 40a is provided in a power supply circuit. If a start signal inputted to the safety circuit 16 is not a pulse wave, a power supply cutoff section 16c cuts off the output of the start signal to a DC/AC circuit 13, thereby cutting off the supply of power by the DC/AC circuit 13 from a primary side to a secondary side. Thereby, it is possible to prevent the supply of power by the power supply circuit without providing an additional microcomputer or IC for monitoring a failure and a temporary malfunction of a control microcomputer and to safely prevent the supply of power at the time of a latch-up caused by noise or a breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirotsugu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7936316
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a smart antenna that includes: a switch unit that switches a direction for receiving radio waves; and an outer covering unit that covers the smart antenna and is made of an insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignees: Funai Electric Co., Ltd., The University of Electro-Communications
    Inventors: Nobuo Nakajima, Koichi Gyoda, Eiji Shibuya, Takehiro Onomatsu, Hideto Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7923634
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of the panel installation portion 12a allows the portions of the upper block and the lower block for forming the panel installation portion to be exchanged as the nesting blocks upon press working so as to change the protruding amount of the panel installation portion from the outer peripheral surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Yokawa
  • Patent number: D635644
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Hirosuke Yamada
  • Patent number: D636460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Bunya Hayashi
  • Patent number: D636798
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukano, Toru Sugiyama, Masaki Miyahara
  • Patent number: D636799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukano, Toru Sugiyama, Masaki Miyahara
  • Patent number: D636840
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yasuoka, Takayuki Toshida, Yuka Shiohama, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D636841
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yasuoka, Takayuki Toshida, Yuka Shiohama, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D638101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisataka Kato
  • Patent number: D638454
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Torii, Naoki Kurosawa
  • Patent number: D638730
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichirou Ishibashi, Seiji Takanashi, Motohiro Sato, Jiro Mandokoro, Koji Hara, Toshio Sato
  • Patent number: D639321
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Nobutaka Torii, Naoki Kurosawa
  • Patent number: D639392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Hirosuke Yamada
  • Patent number: D639393
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Bunya Hayashi
  • Patent number: D639825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Murakami, Shinji Miyazoe
  • Patent number: D639898
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yasuoka, Takayuki Toshida, Yuka Shiohama, Akira Tadano
  • Patent number: D639904
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Shunsuke Uchida
  • Patent number: D639905
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: SMC Corporation
    Inventor: Shunsuke Uchida