Patents Assigned to Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10728467
    Abstract: An audio/video output device includes a first output component for video and audio output, a second output component for audio output, a video memory and a controller that determines whether an external device connected to the second output component supports video input, and outputs predetermined video signal stored in the video memory from the second output component to display a message screen on the external device connected to the second output component in response to determining that the external device connected to the second output component supports the video input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Asai
  • Patent number: 10725338
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a light source, a housing, an optical component, and a support component. The support component includes a translucent main body, a base having a portion that protrudes outward relative to the main body, and a second holding portion provided to the base and being held by a first holding portion. The main body extends towards the optical component from a first location of a first surface of the portion of the base. The second holding portion extends from a location of the base that is spaced apart from a second location of a second surface of the portion of the base, the second location of the portion of the base being directly opposite the first location of the portion of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Nitanai
  • Patent number: 10717279
    Abstract: A fluid printhead including at least one fluid ejection element. The fluid ejection element includes a fluid chamber, a throat portion through which fluid is provided to the fluid chamber, and a heater element disposed within the fluid chamber. The fluid ejection element also includes a printhead condition detection system. The printhead condition detection system includes a first electrode at least a portion of which is disposed within the fluid chamber, the first electrode configured to receive a step voltage, a second electrode disposed within the throat portion, and a sense circuit electrically connected to the second electrode that generates an output based on the application of the step voltage to the first electrode as an indication of printhead condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Glenn Edelen, Steve Bergstedt
  • Publication number: 20200217868
    Abstract: An open fluid droplet ejection cartridge containing one or more fluids to be dispensed by digital fluid dispense system and a method for digitally dispensing fluids. The open fluid droplet ejection cartridge includes a cover having one or more openings therein, fluid funnels pending from each of the one or more openings in the cover, a chamber separator attached to the fluid funnels for directing fluid to one or more fluid chambers, a fluid overflow chamber for fluid overflow from the one or more fluid chambers, fluid vias associated with each of the one or more fluid chambers, and a plurality of fluid ejection devices adjacent to the fluid vias on a single semiconductor substrate in fluid flow communication with the fluid vias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. ANDERSON, JR., John Glenn EDELEN, Michael A. Marra, III
  • Publication number: 20200215531
    Abstract: A digital dispense system for preparing and analyzing a plurality of samples. The system includes two or more fluid droplet ejection devices. Each fluid droplet ejection device contains a fluid droplet ejection cartridge containing at least one fluid to be dispensed. The fluid droplet ejection cartridge is attached to a translation mechanism for moving the fluid droplet ejection cartridge back and forth over a sample holder in an x direction. A sample tray translation mechanism is provided for moving a sample tray along a production path in a y direction orthogonal to the x direction through the two or more fluid droplet ejection devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce A. DEBOARD, John Glenn EDELEN, Michael A. MARRA, III, Sam NORASAK
  • Publication number: 20200217764
    Abstract: A digital dispense system and method for preparing samples for analysis. The system includes a fluid droplet ejection system housed in a compact housing unit. The fluid droplet ejection system contains a fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge containing one or more fluids to be dispensed, a cartridge translation mechanism for moving the fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge back and forth over a sample holder in an x direction; and a sample holder translation mechanism for moving a sample back and forth beneath the fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge in a y direction orthogonal to the x direction. A digital display device is attached to the fluid droplet ejection system for displaying fluid volume information to a user. The fluid volume information is selected from relative fluid volume, absolute fluid volume, and a combination of relative and absolute fluid volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce A. DEBOARD, Michael A. MARRA, III, Pramod K. SHARMA
  • Publication number: 20200215532
    Abstract: A system and method for ejecting one or more fluids from a digital dispense device. The method includes a) inputting to a memory a volume per unit area for each of the one or more fluids to be ejected from the digital dispense device; b) matching the volume per unit area to a device resolution for the digital dispense device; c) formatting fluid ejectors for the digital dispense device for the device resolution; and d) ejecting fluid from the digital dispense device to provide the volume per area for each of the one or more fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Deboard, Brian T. Jones, Michael A. Marra, III
  • Publication number: 20200217763
    Abstract: A digital dispense system and methods for preparing samples for analysis. The digital dispense system includes a fluid droplet ejection system housed in a housing unit. The fluid droplet ejection system contains a fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge containing one or more fluids to be dispensed. A cartridge translation mechanism is provided for moving the fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge back and forth over a sample holder in an x direction. A sample tray translation mechanism moves a sample tray back and forth beneath the fluid droplet ejection head and fluid cartridge in a y direction orthogonal to the x direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: James D. ANDERSON, JR., John Glenn Edelen, Manish GIRI, Michael A. MARRA, III, Sam NORASAK
  • Patent number: 10703922
    Abstract: An aqueous composition for forming a micro-fluid jet printable dielectric film layer, methods for forming dielectric film layers, and dielectric film layers formed by the method. The aqueous composition includes from about 5 to about 20 percent by 65 weight of a polymeric binder emulsion, from about 10 to about 30 percent by weight of a humectant, from about 0 to about 3 percent by weight of a surfactant, and an aqueous carrier fluid. The aqueous composition has a viscosity ranging from about 2 to about 6 centipoise at a temperature of about 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaorong Cai, Michael John Dixon, Yimin Guan, Ann P. Holloway, Jeanne Marie Saldanha Singh, Zhigang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10705383
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display panel, a plurality of light emitting elements, a reflective sheet, and a first optical sheet. The display panel displays an image on a front face of the display panel. The light emitting elements are disposed along one edge of the display panel. The reflective sheet is disposed opposite a rear face of the display panel. The reflective sheet reflects light from the light emitting elements toward the rear face of the display panel. The first optical sheet is disposed between the display panel and the reflective sheet. The first optical sheet has a plurality of protrusions on a face of the first optical sheet that is opposite the reflective sheet. The protrusions have ridgelines extending along a direction that is different from a direction in which the one edge of the display panel extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20200207080
    Abstract: A printer is provided to includes an ink head; a placement unit; a positional reference arranged near the placement unit as a reference for performing position adjustment in the up-down direction; and a first reflection member configured to be disposed at a lateral position separated from the placement unit toward a lateral side so that a position of the first reflection member in the up-down direction overlaps the positional reference and the printing target in a lateral view, wherein the first reflection member reflects light arriving from a lateral surface of the printing target and the positional reference, and an upper end of a reflective surface which reflects light is positioned above the positional reference and a lower end is positioned below the positional reference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hayashi, Masaaki Takagi
  • Publication number: 20200204214
    Abstract: A power feeding device includes: a power feeder that wirelessly feeds power to power receivers; a transceiver that communicates with the power receivers; and a controller that controls the power feeder and the transceiver. When the transceiver receives signals from two or more of the power receivers, the controller suspends feeding of power to the power feeder for a predetermined period and resumes feeding of power to the power feeder after the predetermined period. When the transceiver receives signals from only one of the power receivers, the controller continues feeding of power to the power feeder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takafumi Nakase
  • Patent number: 10688793
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing cartridge includes a housing body having a proximal end wall, a distal end wall, a fluid chamber, and a hollow throat portion. The fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the hollow throat portion, and the distal end wall provides a distal termination of the hollow throat portion. A fluid jetting chip is located on, and is attached to, the distal end wall. The hollow throat portion includes a fluid channel. The fluid channel has an interior wall that has a plurality of elongate protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Patent number: 10681301
    Abstract: A display device includes a signal processor, a display component, a substrate, and a conductive housing. The signal processor includes an oscillator that outputs oscillation signal, the signal processor processing signal whose frequency is higher than a specific threshold. The display component displays video. The substrate has a ground component, the signal processor being disposed on the substrate. The conductive housing is connected to a first site of the ground component and to a second site that is different from the first site. The first site and the second site are disposed at positions where a first area of the housing that is an odd-numbered multiple of ¼ wavelength of the oscillation signal away from the first site overlaps at least part of a second area of the housing that is a multiple of ¼ wavelength of the oscillation signal away from the second site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinichi Kodama
  • Patent number: 10656320
    Abstract: A lighting device includes at least one light source, and a lens. The lens directs light emitted from the at least one light source. The lens has a concave component with an inner bottom face and an inner face, the light emitted from the at least one light source being incident on the concave component, an emission face located on an opposite side from the concave component, and an outer face located to the side of the concave component. The inner face forms a convex face that faces toward inside of the concave component. The outer face reflects the light that has entered the lens through the inner face toward the emission face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Tanabe, Seiji Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10647119
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a fluid ejection device. The method includes forming a drive circuitry layer on a substrate. The method further includes fabricating at least one fluid ejection element on the substrate. Furthermore, the method includes forming at least one slot within a top portion of the substrate, and forming at least one fluid feed trench within a bottom portion of the substrate. Each fluid feed trench of the at least one fluid feed trench is in fluid communication with one or more slots of the at least one slot. Additionally, the method includes laminating a flow feature layer and a nozzle plate over the substrate having the at least one slot and the at least one fluid feed trench formed therewithin. Further disclosed is a fluid ejection device fabricated using the aforementioned method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Bernard, Andrew McNees, James Mrvos
  • Patent number: 10642099
    Abstract: A light reflecting assembly for a backlight module includes a cabinet and a light reflecting member. The light reflecting member includes a center reflecting part, four peripheral parts, and a tongue part. The peripheral parts at least partially form trapezoidal peripheral reflecting parts of the light reflecting member, respectively. The tongue part extend from an end edge of one of the peripheral parts towards an adjacent one of the peripheral parts. The tongue part at least partially overlaps with the adjacent one of the peripheral parts while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet. The end edge of the one of the peripheral parts is arranged to form a corner section of the light reflecting member at a corner portion of the center reflecting part while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Kawada
  • Patent number: 10645333
    Abstract: A display device includes, a display component, a speaker, a setting component, and a controller. The speaker outputs a first signal having guidance information pertaining to an operation performed on the display device or a status of the display device and a second signal having audio information pertaining to content displayed on the display component. The setting component sets a volume setting value of the display device to performs volume setting. The controller sets output levels of the first signal and the second signal to values corresponding to the volume setting value, respectively, such that the output level of the first signal is greater than or equal to the output level of the second signal, and the output level of the first signal is greater than zero when the volume setting value is set to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Matsumoto, Ikuo Kamikubo, Hiroshi Nishigaki, Yuji Imada
  • Publication number: 20200127057
    Abstract: A display device capable of expanding a reproducible color gamut range while suppressing a decrease in image brightness is provided. The display device includes a display portion in which first groups and second groups are disposed to line up regularly with each other. The first groups include red color filters, blue color filters and first green color filters, and the second groups include the red color filters, the blue color filters and second green color filters. The second group is equal to the first groups in number of color filters and different from the first groups in filter combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamashita, Makoto Nameda
  • Patent number: RE48071
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module includes: a rectangular-frame-shaped mold frame that is provided with a backlight therein; a liquid crystal cell that is arranged on a front face of the mold frame and is illuminated from a rear side by the backlight; a backlight chassis that is made of metal and fixed on a rear face of the backlight via a reflecting sheet made of synthetic resin; a plurality of supports that are formed on the backlight chassis; and a circuit board that is fixed to the supports by screwing, wherein the support is formed in a top-cut conical shape by swelling the backlight chassis backward by being subjected to drawing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Sakuma