Patents Assigned to Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 11068108
    Abstract: An input device capable of precisely determining presence or absence of a specific non-contact operation on an operation screen is provided. An input device includes a display control unit that displays an operation screen on a display surface, a first detection unit that detects a passing state of an object in a first sensing layer in air formed to face the display surface, a second detection unit that detects a passing state of the object in a second sensing layer in air formed between the display surface and the first sensing layer, and a determination unit that determines presence or absence of the specific non-contact operation performed by the object based on respective detection results of the first detection unit and the second detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manabu Murayama
  • Publication number: 20210213745
    Abstract: A fluidic ejection cartridge and protective tape therefor. The cartridge includes a cartridge body for an organic solvent-based fluid having a cover closing a first end thereof, an ejection head on a second end thereof and side walls attached to the first and second ends between the first and second ends. The side walls include a first side wall, a second side wall opposite the first side wall, a first end wall attached to the first and second side walls, and a second end wall opposite the first end wall attached to the first and second side walls. A removable tape is attached to a nozzle plate of the ejection head and to a portion of the first side wall. The removable tape contains a polymeric backing film and a glass-filled, platinum-cured silicone adhesive. The glass-filled, platinum-cured silicone adhesive is cross-linked with silane and a second cross-linking agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jacob BOYLE, Paul W. DRYER, David C. GRAHAM, Sean T. WEAVER
  • Publication number: 20210187939
    Abstract: Provided is a printing device that includes a Y-axis encoder outputting a pulse signal corresponding to a position of a head part in a predetermined direction, a Y-axis counter counting a count value based on the pulse signal from the Y-axis encoder, a control part that performs a first and a second controls, and a determination part determining that the Y-axis encoder is normal when a count value equal to or greater than a predetermined number is counted and determines that the Y-axis encoder is abnormal when a count value less than the predetermined number is counted in the first control. The control part shifts from the first control to the second control when the Y-axis encoder is determined to be normal, and the control part does not shift from the first control to the second control when the Y-axis encoder is determined to be abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo ITO
  • Publication number: 20210181498
    Abstract: A mirror drive portion which causes a mirror portion to swing around a predetermined swing axis; a single optical sensor including a single light emission portion and a single light reception portion which receives light emitted from the light emission portion; a light blocking portion which is arranged in the mirror portion to swing together with the swing of the mirror portion and periodically blocks the light emitted from the light emission portion along with the swing; and a mirror control portion which controls the swing of the mirror portion based on an alternating voltage and a detection signal of the optical sensor, wherein the mirror control portion acquires a state of the swing of the mirror portion based on a light reception state of the light reception portion and a zero-cross timing of the alternating voltage, and controls the swing of the mirror portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Futoshi TAKEDA, Mika HAMAOKA
  • Publication number: 20210160390
    Abstract: Provided is a printing device that can accurately perform printing on a recording medium. The printing device includes: a frame member disposed to surround a nail tip; a printing unit configured to perform printing on the nail tip surrounded by the frame member; a communication part configured to acquire print information which is generated based on an image obtained by capturing the frame member and the nail tip and indicates a layout of printing to be applied to the nail tip in a printable region defined by the frame member; and a print control part configured to control the printing unit based on the acquired print information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki SAKAI, Yoshihiko IMURA
  • Patent number: 11007777
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Hayashi, Masaaki Takagi
  • Patent number: 10996513
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light source, a light diffusion plate, and a sheet-like optical member. The light diffusion plate is arranged opposite the light source. The light diffusion plate diffuses light from the light source. The optical member is disposed between the light diffusion plate and the light source. The optical member includes a transmitting part that transmits the light emitted from the light source and a reflecting part that reflects the light emitted from the light source. The optical member is supported by a support portion that is integrally provided to the light diffusion plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20210106143
    Abstract: A mattress 100 includes a movable part 1 and a mattress body 2 including a first mattress part 21 disposed above the movable part 1, and a second mattress part 22 provided separately from the first mattress part 21 and disposed to surround the first mattress part in a plan view. The first mattress part 21 is configured to rotate upward about the predetermined rotation axis by the movable part 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicants: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., OSAKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: NAOYUKI WAKABAYASHI, FUMINORI TANAKA, JUN SUGIMOTO, MASAYUKI HIRATA, YUKA OMURA, KANAE KUSAKABE
  • Patent number: 10976606
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel; a housing that comprises a front face in which the display panel is disposed; a light source unit that is disposed on an inner surface of the housing, and comprises a light source and an optical lens covering the light source; an attenuating plate that is disposed between the light source unit and the display panel, and attenuates an intensity of light irradiated from the light source unit, the light passing through the attenuating plate toward the display panel; and a reflection plate that reflects the light having passed through the attenuating plate toward the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Seiji Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10979101
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takafumi Nakase
  • Patent number: 10977206
    Abstract: A data communication device includes a first slave unit that comprises: a first data terminal that receives a data signal; and a first clock terminal that receives a clock signal; a second slave unit that comprises: a second data terminal that receives the clock signal; and a second clock terminal that receives the data signal, wherein the first salve unit and the second slave unit have a same slave address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Lee Haejong
  • Patent number: 10969577
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes a reflector that is pivotable, a light-emitter that emits a detection light toward the reflector, a detector that receives the detection light reflected at the reflector, and a light-blocking unit that includes a slit wherethrough the detection light passes. The light-blocking unit is disposed on an optical path whereby the detection light reflected from the reflector advances to the detector. The slit has an aspect ratio where a length of the slit in a direction in which the optical path extends relative to a length of the slit in a width direction is equal to or greater than a predetermined value. The width direction is along a pivoting direction of the reflector, of an opening end portion of the slit. The detector is configured to detect a pivot angle of the reflector by receiving the detection light that passes through the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Masuda, Tomohisa Hirai
  • Patent number: 10969626
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device with high visibility and a backlight device for implementing the liquid crystal display device are provided. A backlight device (100) for irradiating light to a back surface of a liquid crystal panel (19) in a liquid crystal display device 101 includes: light sources (45); a substrate (51); and a plate-like optical member (29) through which a part of light emitted by the light sources (45) is transmitted. The optical member (29) includes: first region (A11) and two or more second regions (A21), wherein in the first region (A11), the light transmittance increases as separating from a mounting position of one light source (45), and in the second regions (A21), the light transmittance increases as approaching an outer peripheral portion from a central portion of the optical member (29) in a predetermined direction in places in contact with another adjacent second region (A21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ito
  • Patent number: 10971559
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamashita, Makoto Nameda
  • Patent number: 10962797
    Abstract: An aerial image display device includes a display component, an imaging component, and a first limiter. The display component has a display surface for displaying an image. The imaging component has a first reflecting surface and a second reflecting surface that are arranged perpendicular to each other along an image formation plane of the imaging component. The imaging component forms an aerial image of the image in a display area that is symmetrical with the display surface with respect to the image formation plane. The first limiter is disposed closer to the display component than the imaging component. The first limiter limits an incident angle of incident light incident on the imaging component. The first reflection surface and the second reflection surface are inclined by an angle between 30° and 60° with respect to a median plane that includes a perpendicular of each of the display surface and the image formation plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ito, Fuminori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10965978
    Abstract: A recording device includes a tuner, a memory, and a controller. The tuner receives broadcast programs. The memory records the broadcast programs via a plurality of recording paths between the tuner and the memory. The controller uses at least two of the recording paths to record a plurality of consecutive broadcast programs on a predetermined channel in the memory. An output of the tuner is inputted to the at least two of the recording paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Hayashibara, Shojiro Fujimoto, Kentaro Takaki, Mitsuharu Osaki, Koji Fujita
  • Patent number: 10955609
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a supporting unit that supports the display panel, the supporting unit having a first protruding portion within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the display panel, the first protruding portion having an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210080713
    Abstract: The optical scanning device includes a swingable reflector; a blocking unit that is provided in the reflector to move in linkage with the reflector; and a sensor unit that includes at least a first sensor unit and a second sensor unit, wherein each of the first and second sensor units includes an output unit, which is a light generator or an electromagnetic wave generator configured to output a detection target and a detection unit, which is a light receiver or an electromagnetic wave receiver configured to detect the detection target. The output unit is at a position that faces the detection unit. When the reflector is in a predetermined swing angle range, the blocking plate blocks a path of the detection target between the output unit and the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YUICHIRO MASUDA, TAKESHI INODA, MIKA HAMAOKA
  • Patent number: 10948771
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display device has a display that includes a display face, a plurality of first light sources, each of which emits a first light to a face on an opposite side of the display face, a second light source that differs from the first light source and emits a second light, and a scanner that scans the second light in the face. The scanner scans the second light in a predetermined region within a region to which the first light is irradiated. The second light overlaps the first lights in the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Ogawa
  • Patent number: RE48493
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display component, a light source, an optical element, and a first reflective member. The optical element is positioned in a light emission direction from the light source. The first reflective member is positioned rearward of the display component. The first reflective member includes a first opening and a second opening that is continuous with the first opening and in which the light source is positioned. A width of the optical element is smaller than a width of the first opening and is larger than a width of the second opening in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromasa Sasaoka, Noritaka Tanabe, Naoki Nitanai