Patents Assigned to Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20220241525
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical drug delivery device and method of using the pharmaceutical drug delivery device. The pharmaceutical drug delivery device includes a cartridge body; a fluid outlet nozzle attached to the cartridge body; and a fluid jet ejection cartridge disposed in the cartridge body, wherein the cartridge contains a liquid pharmaceutical drug and a fluid ejection head containing a plurality of fluid ejection nozzles and associated fluid ejectors. A processor disposed on a logic board or fluid ejection head is provided for executing a control algorithm to control the ejection head to modify plume characteristics of fluid ejected from the ejection head by controlling one or more of fluid jet firing frequency, burst length, and fluid jet firing burst delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce D. GIBSON, Manish GIRI, Brian T. JONES, Michael A. MARRA, III, Robert W. Milgate, III
  • Publication number: 20220242124
    Abstract: A method of forming a print head, by forming a heater chip. Via zones having peripheries are defined on a substrate, with heaters formed along the entire peripheries of the via zones. Traces that electrically connect to each of the heaters are formed. In some embodiments, the heater chip is then stored for a period of time. After storing the heater chip, vias are formed in only a selected portion of the via zones, which is a subset of the via zones. A channel layer is formed on the heater chip by forming a first layer on the heater chip. Flow channels are formed in the first layer from the vias to only those heaters on the heater chip that are disposed along the selected portion of the via zones. Bubble chambers are formed in the first layer around only those heaters on the heater chip that are disposed along the selected portion of the via zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Marra, III, Sean T. WEAVER
  • Publication number: 20220241526
    Abstract: A drug delivery device and method of using the device. The device includes a cartridge body; a fluid outlet nozzle attached to the cartridge body; and a cartridge disposed in the cartridge body. A fluid ejection head is attached to the cartridge and is in fluid flow communication with the fluid outlet nozzle. The cartridge contains a liquid pharmaceutical drug. A logic board is disposed in cartridge body and is electrically connected to the ejection head on the ejection cartridge. A processor is disposed on the logic board or on the fluid ejection head for executing a control algorithm to control the ejection head to modify plume characteristics of fluid ejected from the ejection head by controlling one or more operating parameters selected from (a) a number of fluid ejectors fired per ejection burst, (b) a position of fluid ejectors fired per ejection burst, and (c) both (a) and (b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruce D. Gibson, Brian T. Jones, Michael A. Marra, III, Robert W. Milgate, III
  • Patent number: 11402693
    Abstract: A surface light source device comprises: a plurality of light sources, an optical sheet, and a diffusion plate. The optical sheet includes a transmission part having a plurality of through holes that are configured to transmit light emitted from the light sources, and a reflection part configured to reflect the light emitted from the light sources. The optical sheet is configured such that the through holes include a plurality of first through holes each having a hole diameter set according to a distance from a respective one of the light sources, and at least one second through hole each having a hole diameter set to a different size from the hole diameter set according to the distance from the respective one of the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ito
  • Publication number: 20220226828
    Abstract: A pipette-fillable fluid reservoir body. The fluid reservoir body includes two or more discrete fluid chambers therein. At least one of the fluid chambers contains a pressure compensation device and at least another one of the fluid chambers is devoid of a pressure compensation device. Each of the fluid chambers is in fluid flow communication with a fluid supply via, and each of the fluid chambers have sidewalls and a bottom wall attached to the side walls, wherein the bottom wall slopes toward the fluid supply via. The fluid reservoir body also includes an ejection head support face in fluid flow communication with the fluid chambers for attachment of a fluid ejection device to the ejection head support face for ejecting fluid from the fluid chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam D. CARRITHERS, Bruce A. DeBoard, Michael A. Marra, III, Sam NORASAK
  • Publication number: 20220226806
    Abstract: A unitary, molded fluid reservoir body to which a fluid ejection head substrate is attached. The unitary, molded fluid reservoir body includes one or more discrete fluid chambers therein. Each of the one or more fluid chambers have an open top, side walls, and sloped bottom walls attached to the side walls, wherein each of the one or more fluid chambers terminates in a fluid supply via, and wherein the sloped bottom walls have an angle ranging from about 6 to about 12 degrees relative to a plane orthogonal to the sidewalls. An ejection head support face is disposed opposite the open top for attachment of a single fluid ejection device to the ejection head support face for ejecting fluid provided from the one or more chambers through the one or more fluid supply vias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam D. CARRITHERS, James D. ANDERSON, JR., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Patent number: 11390098
    Abstract: A nail printer is a nail printer for printing on a nail of a finger. The nail printer includes a housing and a printer component. The housing includes a front face and a back face. The housing has an opening on the front face for inserting the finger in a specific direction and a pair of slanted wall portions that are disposed on both sides of the opening. The slanted wall portions are inclined downward with respect to the specific direction from the front face to the back face. The printer component is disposed inside the housing. The printer component performs printing on the nail of the finger disposed inside the housing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Yasumoto, Toshirou Tani
  • Publication number: 20220219956
    Abstract: The lifting/lowering device (100) includes: a first plate member (51); a second plate member (52) to which the first plate member (51) is rotatably connected; a first expansion and contraction bag (31) which is disposed between the first plate member (51) and the second plate member (52) and is capable of expanding and contracting by gas supply and exhaust; a third plate member (53) to which the second plate member (52) is rotatably connected; a second expansion and contraction bag which is disposed between the second plate member (52) and the third plate member (53) and is capable of expanding and contracting by gas supply and exhaust. The first plate member (51), the first expansion and contraction bag (31), the second plate member (52), the second expansion and contraction bag (32) and the third plate member (53) are disposed so as to overlap in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Wakabayashi, Fuminori Tanaka, Jun Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11383522
    Abstract: A fluid interconnect system including a mating component having an inlet port and a liquid outlet, the inlet port configured to support an interconnector and the liquid outlet configured to engage with a print cartridge so that liquid flows from a liquid source, through the interconnector and the inlet port, and out of the liquid outlet into the print cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Steven R. Komplin
  • Patent number: 11381110
    Abstract: Aspects are described for a device comprising a wireless transceiver configured to receive a radio frequency (RF) emission from a source device, an energy-harvesting unit configured to charge the first device wirelessly, using a first part of the RF emission, and a processor communicatively coupled to the transceiver. The processor is configured to modulate the first part of the RF emission based on information detected by the device and determine that an energy level of the device is above a threshold. The processor is further configured to transmit, in response to determining that the energy level is above the threshold, using the wireless transceiver, the modulated first part of the RF emission to the source device. The processor is further configured to transmit, in response to determining that the energy level is above the threshold, using the wireless transceiver, a second part of the RF emission wirelessly to another device to charge the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Tanaka, Shinichi Kodama, Tetsuya Shihara
  • Patent number: 11375254
    Abstract: A control apparatus is connected to a server device storing content and to a playback device, and controls playback of the content at the playback device. The control apparatus includes a receiver that receives the content from the server device, and a controller that transmits to the playback device information about a first playback position in the content received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Takemoto, Makoto Imagawa, Shinichi Toge, Kanji Imanishi, Masatoshi Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 11369781
    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. The proximal end wall provides a proximal termination of the fluid chamber and the distal end wall provides a distal termination of the hollow throat portion. A plurality of electrical contacts face proximally from the proximal end wall. The fluid dispensing cartridge includes a fluid jetting chip that has a plurality of fluid jetting nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James D. Anderson, Jr., Michael A. Marra, III
  • Publication number: 20220193683
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for amplifying a nucleic acid includes a cartridge and a control part. The cartridge includes a tank part and a plurality of first chambers. The control part is configured to control execution of a thermal cycle, count a number of repetitions of the thermal cycle for each of the first chambers and store a count value, acquire a fluorescence intensity of each of the first chambers for each thermal cycle, and reset the count value of a defective chamber of which the fluorescence intensity is not within a predetermined range, discharge the solution from the defective chamber, and fill the defective chamber with a new solution from the tank part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HIDEKI TANABE
  • Patent number: 11366308
    Abstract: An optical scanner unit includes a mirror component, a vibration generator, an optical sensor, and a light shield portion. The mirror component includes a reflective portion for reflecting light. The vibration generator swings the mirror component around a specific swing axis when AC voltage is applied. The optical sensor includes a light emitter and a light receiver for receiving light emitted from the light emitter. The light shield portion is provided to the mirror component so as to swing along with the mirror component. The light shield portion blocks the light emitted from the light emitter. The light receiver further includes a first light receiver that is provided on one swing angle side from a center position of a swing angle range of the light shield portion, and a second light receiver that is provided on the other swing angle side from the center position of the swing angle range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuminori Tanaka, Futoshi Takeda, Kenji Tanehashi, Kenichi Fujita
  • Patent number: 11366356
    Abstract: A surface light source device comprises: a plurality of light sources configured to emit light toward a light exit surface of the surface light source device; a holding member having an installation surface on which the light sources are installed; and a reflector having a plurality of openings that expose the light sources, respectively, the reflector being arranged to cover the installation surface of the holding member, the reflector including a first reflective sheet having an engagement piece at a peripheral portion of the first reflective sheet and a second reflective sheet adjacent to the first reflective sheet and having an engaged portion that is shiftably engaged with the engagement piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11358517
    Abstract: A light projection device for a moving body is provided on the moving body and includes: a light source for irradiating light; an optical scanner which has a mirror portion for reflecting the light irradiated from the light source and a drive source for swinging the mirror portion, and scans the light irradiated from the light source; and a control portion which controls to acquire change information of an angle range at which the mirror portion swings, change the angle range at which the mirror portion swings by controlling the drive source based on the acquired change information, and change an irradiation range of the light irradiated from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mika Hamaoka, Shinya Shimizu, Fuminori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11346521
    Abstract: Provided is a light projection device and a light projection device for vehicle, and the light projection device includes: a light source having light emission portions disposed side by side in a predetermined direction; convex lenses, which focus light irradiated from the light emission portions; an optical scanner having a mirror portion that scans the light passing through the convex lenses, and a drive source swinging the mirror portion; and a projection lens disposed between the convex lenses and the mirror portion, or disposed in a position to which the light scanned from the mirror portion is projected. The convex lenses are disposed side by side in the predetermined direction at intervals so that the light transmitted through and focused by the convex lenses in a stationary state comes close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seiji Takemoto
  • Patent number: 11333823
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a supporting unit that supports the display panel, the supporting unit having a first portion, a second portion and a third portion that are arranged relative to each other, the first portion protruding toward the display panel relative to the second portion, the second portion protruding toward the display panel relative to the third portion, the second portion of the supporting unit having at least one projection that protrude away from the display panel relative to the second portion, the at least one projection being configured and arranged to support a member of the display device at a rear of the supporting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa, Akifumi Kono
  • Patent number: 11332349
    Abstract: The lifting/lowering device (100) includes: a first plate member (51); a second plate member (52) to which the first plate member (51) is rotatably connected; a first expansion and contraction bag (31) which is disposed between the first plate member (51) and the second plate member (52) and is capable of expanding and contracting by gas supply and exhaust; a third plate member (53) to which the second plate member (52) is rotatably connected; a second expansion and contraction bag which is disposed between the second plate member (52) and the third plate member (53) and is capable of expanding and contracting by gas supply and exhaust. The first plate member (51), the first expansion and contraction bag (31), the second plate member (52), the second expansion and contraction bag (32) and the third plate member (53) are disposed so as to overlap in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Wakabayashi, Fuminori Tanaka, Jun Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11331934
    Abstract: A printer includes a head which includes a nozzle face which ejects ink toward a top of a surface of a nail of a finger, a driving mechanism which moves the head in a predetermined direction, an image capturer which generates a nail side image showing a side of the nail of the finger by capturing an image of the nail of the finger, and a display controller which performs image processing on the nail side image from the image capturer, causing a display to display an image for height position adjustment including a target height position indicator added to the nail side image, the target height position indicator indicating a target height position of the nail of the finger spaced from the nozzle face by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Takagi, Akira Hayashi