Patents Assigned to Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20170358106
    Abstract: Information of plant based on color of a surface of plant is acquired from image data obtained by imaging plant, allowing to acquire information of plant at low cost, compared to chlorophyll meter or spectroscopic analyzer. In crop production like rice plant, fertilization management including fertilizer application management like fertilizer amount determination, or other agricultural works, is supported through a smart phone or the like based on data to be observed, like converted leaf color value is calculated from image data obtained by crop imaging. Camera is connected to smart phone. Converted leaf color value can be obtained from image data obtained by imaging leaf of rice plant by camera. Converted leaf color value is transmitted to management server, for example, amount information of applied fertilizer is required in case where converted leaf color value is less than standard, can be obtained as management information for fertilizer application management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki YOSHIMURA, Kanryo TERASAWA, Masashi YOSHIMURA
  • Publication number: 20170351338
    Abstract: There is provided an input unit adapted for non-contact input manipulation, which permits a user to smoothly accomplish an intended input manipulation. The input unit includes: a position detecting portion for detecting a position of a manipulating object such as a user's hand manipulating the input unit; a position change detecting portion for detecting a change in the position of a point on the manipulating object based on a detection output from the position detecting portion, the point being the closest to the position detecting portion; and an image display section. The position change detecting portion detects the change in the position of the point closest to the position detecting portion in a predetermined area. The image display section changes the display image according to a detection output from the position change detecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Setiawan BONDAN, Takashi MATSUBARA, Kazumi MATSUMOTO, Tatsuya TOKUNAGA
  • Publication number: 20170352248
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user can be provided. The lighting apparatus includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; and a projection-type image display unit that projects an image. The projection-type image display unit is configured so that a setting menu screen settable about an image displayed by the projection-type image display unit can be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Katsuyuki WATANABE, Hiroyuki URATA, Tatsuya ISHIKAWA, Nobuo MASUOKA
  • Publication number: 20170347073
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user is provided. It includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; a projection-type image display unit that emits image-projecting emission light for projecting an image; and a sensor that emits operation-detecting light for operation detection and that is capable of detecting an operation by an operation object in a range including an image projection area of the projection-type image display unit, and is configured so that the image-projecting light, and the operation-detecting emission light have respective different wavelength distribution characteristics, and regarding a light amount in the wavelength range of light used by the sensor for the operation detection, a light amount of the operation-detecting light is the largest among those of the illumination light, the image-projecting emission light, and the operation-detecting light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Maki HANADA, Megumi KURACHI, Hiroyuki URATA, Katsuyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 9832473
    Abstract: Decoding method for a moving picture included in a coded stream, including: determining whether a prediction mode (PM) of a target block (TB) is a PM in which motion vector (MV) is not transmitted from an encoding to decoding side, based on coded stream included information; and executing a decoding process when the PM of the TB is determined as the PM in which MV is not transmitted from an encoding to decoding side, wherein a calculation method of a MV used in the second step is selected among plural calculation methods including at least: a first method to select one MV among MVs used in plural adjacent blocks adjacent to the TB; and a second method to calculate a MV based on a MV used in a block that is located at the same position as the TB in another frame positioned backward of a frame including the TB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20170329458
    Abstract: A projection video display device includes: a projection unit projecting a display video upon a projection surface; an image capture unit; detection units detecting the states of manipulation objects which carry out actions for the input manipulation; a manipulation instruction information generating unit, on the basis of the states of the manipulation objects which the detection units have detected, generating manipulation instruction information indicating a description of the input manipulation; and a communication unit connecting to the information processing device. The detection units detect movements of manipulation objects and attributes which represent the states of manipulation objects other than the movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi KANEMARU, Shinichi OBATA, Mitsuhiro KITANI, Takashi MATSUBARA, Takehiro NIIKURA
  • Patent number: 9819018
    Abstract: There is provided a lithium ion secondary battery with a high capacity and having excellent cycle characteristics. The lithium ion secondary battery, including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator and a nonaqueous electrolyte liquid. Here, the positive electrode comprises a positive electrode material in which a surface of particles of a positive electrode active material is coated with an Al-containing oxide. The Al-containing oxide has an average coating thickness of 5 to 50 nm. The positive electrode active material contained in the positive electrode material comprises a lithium cobalt oxide comprising Co and at least one kind of an element M1 selected from the group consisting of Mg, Zr, Ni, Mn, Ti and Al. The negative electrode comprises a material S including SiOx (0.5?x?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohito Sekiya, Hiroshi Abe, Akira Inaba, Susumu Yoshikawa, Yuji Hashimoto, Seiji Ishizawa, Toshihiro Abe
  • Patent number: 9818449
    Abstract: In order to provide a recording and reproducing device that allows a user to select and manage arbitrary play lists, a unit of management for managing all registered play list information and an upper management hierarchical level are added. The unit of management is adapted to be handled on the same level with unified information that indicates a reproduction range of all AV data. User-defined unified information is adapted to be handled on the added management hierarchical level. The user-defined unified information is formed to allow arbitrary reproduction ranges contained on a lower hierarchical level to be registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Junji Shiokawa, Hiroo Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20170322672
    Abstract: An operation target device projects a display video onto a projection surface, which is captured by a camera. An operation detectable region specifying unit specifies respective regions where an operation is detectable and is undetectable based on image data captured by the camera. Finger and pen contact position detection units detect the operation to the operation object based on the image data captured by the camera. The operation target device displays the display video so that the region where the operation to the operation object is detectable, which is specified by the operation detectable region specifying unit, is distinguished from the region where the operation to the operation object is undetectable. In addition, the operation target device changes a display position of the operation object so that the operation object is displayed within a range of the region where the operation to the operation object is detectable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro KITANI, Takashi MATSUBARA, Takehiro NIIKURA, Shinichi OBATA, Takashi KANEMARU
  • Publication number: 20170324989
    Abstract: In a digital contents receiver for receiving transmitted digital contents, the digital contents include at least component information indicating an element which constitutes a program of the contents. When the component information indicates that the received digital contents are a 3D component, it is determined whether a display part corresponds to display of the 3D component. If the display part corresponds to display of the 3D component, the received digital contents are displayed in 3D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Sadao Tsuruga, Satoshi Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20170324944
    Abstract: Even when a watching position or a watching direction of a viewer for a video changes, video display with favorable visibility is obtained. A video display apparatus that receives an input of a video input signal and that displays a video based on the video input signal includes a viewer detection unit that detects a positional relation between a screen on which the video is displayed and a viewer who watches the video and that generates viewer position information including the detection result, an image processing unit that executes image correction processing for a correction region which is such a partial region of an image based on the video input signal as being set in correspondence with viewer position information, and a video display unit that displays, on the screen, a video based on a corrected video signal having been subjected to the image correction processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuo NAKAJIMA, Nobuhiro FUKUDA, Kazuhiko TANAKA, Nobuaki KABUTO
  • Patent number: 9810865
    Abstract: There are provided a lens member, a method of manufacturing the lens member, a communication module, a lens array, and a light-source module, the lens member including a ready-made glass lens added with a mounting portion having a reference face as a plane for reference when the glass lens is mounted on a substrate. A lens member includes a glass ball lens to which sphericity processing has been previously performed, and a resin mounting portion 13 disposed on the glass ball lens. The mounting portion is molded by flowing the resin in a flowable state into a die including the glass ball lens disposed therein. The mounting portion includes a reference face that abuts on a mounting face in a case where the glass ball lens is surface-mounted, provided thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Shinohara, Koichi Ozaki, Mitsunobu Suzuishi
  • Patent number: 9810877
    Abstract: An imaging lens system includes: in order from an object side, a first lens including a negative meniscus lens having a convex surface facing the object side, a second lens including a positive lens having a convex surface facing the object side, a third lens including a negative lens having a concave surface facing an image side, a fourth lens including a positive lens having a convex surface facing the object side, and a fifth lens including a meniscus lens having a concave surface facing the image side, in which: the imaging lens system further includes an aperture stop arranged on the object side or the image side of the second lens, and the lens surface on the image side of the third lens and the lens surface on the object side of the fourth lens are bonded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Makino, Takashi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 9812740
    Abstract: The battery unit (1) includes a flat battery (2) having a cylindrical positive electrode can (10) with a bottom and a cylindrical negative electrode can (20) with a bottom that covers an opening side of the positive electrode can and having a side wall of the positive electrode can on the opening side fitted to an outer circumferential surface of a side wall of the negative electrode can and a substrate (61) provided on a flat surface of one of the negative electrode can and the positive electrode can and mounted with circuit components (62) thereon. The other of the negative electrode can and the positive electrode can that has a flat surface on an opposite side to the substrate in a thickness-wise direction of the flat battery serves as an external terminal for one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Tanii
  • Publication number: 20170318270
    Abstract: A projector is provided with: an image processing unit that image-processes inputted image signals; an image display element, to which the image signals image-processed by means of the image processing unit are inputted, and which generates an optical image; and a projection optical system that projects, to a projection surface, the optical image generated by means of the image display element. The image processing unit has an image correction unit for reducing blurring of an image to be projected by means of the projection optical system, and the image correction unit changes the black luminance level of the image signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro FUKUDA, Mitsuo NAKAJIMA
  • Publication number: 20170317383
    Abstract: A lithium-ion secondary battery of the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolytic solution, and a separator. The positive electrode includes, as a positive electrode active material, a lithium-containing oxide that contains at least one element selected from Co and Mn. The negative electrode includes, as a negative electrode active material, graphite having a d002 in X-ray diffraction of 0.338 nm or less and a carbonaceous material having a d002 in X-ray diffraction of 0.340 to 0.380 nm. The negative electrode active material contains the carbonaceous material in an amount of 5 to 15 mass %. The non-aqueous electrolytic solution contains LiBF4, a nitrile compound having one or more cyano groups, and LiPF6. The non-aqueous electrolytic solution contains the LiBF4 in an amount of 0.05 to 2.5 mass % and the nitrile compound in an amount of 0.05 to 5.0 mass %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke KAWABE, Hiroshi ABE, Daisuke GOTO, Takako SHIBA, Ryongtae HAN
  • Patent number: 9794629
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a receiving unit which receives content information, an external device communication unit which conducts communication with an external information device, a display unit which displays the content information received by the receiving unit, an acquiring unit which acquires identification information identifying the content information displayed by the display unit, an operation unit which receives an operation indication from a user, and a control unit which conducts control such that if a transmission indication of the identification information is received by the operation unit while the content information is being displayed, the identification information acquired by the acquiring unit is transmitted to the external information device and the display of the content information by the display unit is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsubara, Mayumi Nakade, Masahiro Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Higaki
  • Patent number: 9779167
    Abstract: Service can be offered free of charge and the cost of a skin condition measuring device can be reduced by effectively using data on the occasion of obtaining an analysis result by transmitting measurement data by the skin condition measuring device to a server of a company providing a service of analyzing the measurement data. When a request is made from a contractor client to acquire data registered in a measurement data database, authentication is executed based on a contractor ID input from the contractor client. Additionally, when the measurement data database is searched from a contractor database based on the contractor ID, a search level and an access level are obtained. The contractor client is permitted to search the measurement data database within a range of the search level and the access level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Fumie Kusumoto, Masashi Yoshimura, Eiji Sakata, Hironobu Nagano, Kenji Matsuoka, Kengo Miura
  • Patent number: D802648
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nohechi, Hiroyuki Inoue, Takeshi Katayama
  • Patent number: D803927
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigetaka Kimura, Shinji Shibuya, Takeshi Saito, Hidemi Yamada