Patents Assigned to MAXELL, LTD.
  • Patent number: 10735801
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Mitsunobu Watanabe, Nobuo Masuoka, Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10728362
    Abstract: A transmitting terminal can transmit a content held by itself to a specific receiving terminal having no email software as if using a mailer. The transmitting terminal (10) and the receiving terminal (20) are connected to a delivery server (30) via a network (4). The delivery server (30) comprises: a database (36) for registering the device ID that specifies the receiving terminal (20); a content storage (39) for temporarily storing a content transmitted from the transmitting terminal (10); and table (33, 37) for managing contents separately on a per device ID basis of the receiving terminal. The delivery server (30), when receiving a request from the receiving terminal (20), refers to the tables (33, 27) and transmits to the receiving terminal (20) a content, the transmission destination of which corresponds to the device ID of the receiving terminal (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Mizosoe, Junji Shiokawa, Kazuto Yoneyama, Kunihiro Nomura, Masaaki Hiramatsu, Yasuhisa Mori, Takashi Yoshimaru, Kazuaki Aoyama, Tomomu Ishikawa, Yo Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10725216
    Abstract: The onboard camera is mounted in a vehicle to shoot a driving environment of the vehicle by receiving external light from outside of the vehicle, the onboard camera includes: a camera unit having a lens unit which generates an image by receiving the external light and an image-capturing device which generates an image signal based on the image generated by the lens unit; and a polarization plate arranged in front of the camera unit, the image-capturing device constituting the camera unit is a CMOS image sensor, and the polarization plate is a polarization plate whose cross transmittance with respect to S-polarized wave having a wavelength from 420 nm to 700 nm is 5 to 20% or a polarization plate whose parallel transmittance with respect to natural light having a wavelength from 420 nm to 700 nm is 45 to 60%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Hirata
  • Patent number: 10726159
    Abstract: A portable terminal device (1) sets a security level for each application in accordance with position, and stores the level in a memory (102). The security level determines whether each application is displayed or made executable on a display portion (114a) in locked state and unlocked state. A control unit (101) refers to the security level and determines the application displayed on the display portion (114a) in accordance with position information acquired by a position information acquisition unit (GPS reception unit) (104), and makes executable the application selected by the user. Thus, the portable terminal device (1) offers user-friendliness while ensuring security strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa
  • Publication number: 20200233296
    Abstract: A projection video display apparatus includes: a video projection screen, having a front and a rear surface, arranged in an indoor space. The video projection screen transmits video light from behind the rear surface or in front of the front surface to display video on the front surface. The front surface functions as a video display surface. A video projecting apparatus, arranged in a side of the rear surface or the front surface, enlarges and projects the video light from the rear or front surface. The video projecting apparatus is configured by an optical scanning video projecting apparatus that forms the video by scanning video light composed of coherent light on the video projection screen. The video projection screen guides the video light from the video projecting apparatus toward a direction to the front surface, and causes part of the light in the indoor space to be transmitted therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: MAXELL, LTD., HITACHI INDUSTRY & CONTROL SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji HIRATA, Masahiko YATSU, Kazuya OZAWA
  • Patent number: 10719171
    Abstract: A projection type image display device correctly detects the position of contact of an electronic pen and a finger on a manipulation surface without the provision of a touch sensor. Light containing an image is projected, illuminating light that is different from the light containing the image is projected onto a manipulation surface which at least partially overlaps an image projection surface onto which the light has been projected, and an image of the manipulation surface is captured. A first detection process detects the position at which a first object being manipulated, a distal end of which emits light, touches the manipulation surface, a second detection process detects the position at which a second object being manipulated, which does not emit light, touches the manipulation surface, and at least part of the image being displayed is changed on the basis of the detection result from either detection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sakiko Narikawa, Takashi Matsubara, Naoki Mori
  • Publication number: 20200223122
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a foam-molded product, including a plasticizing cylinder which has a plasticization zone for plasticizing and melting a thermoplastic resin into a molten resin and a starvation zone for allowing the molten resin to be in a starved state and which is formed with an introducing port for introducing a physical foaming agent into the starvation zone; and a physical foaming agent supply mechanism which supplies the physical foaming agent to the plasticizing cylinder via the introducing port, wherein the introducing port is open at all times, and the physical foaming agent having a fixed pressure is continuously introduced into the starvation zone from the physical foaming agent supply mechanism via the introducing port during the producing of the foam-molded product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi YUSA, Satoshi YAMAMOTO, Hideto GOTO
  • Patent number: 10715858
    Abstract: When a user inputs an operation of recording a broadcast program into a broadcast reception device, the broadcast reception device outputs, by a display video output unit of the broadcast reception device, a recording setting screen selecting a first recording method of recording program related information and not recording a video content of a broadcast program or a second recording method of recording the program related information and a video content of the broadcast program about a first program. When the first recording method is selected, the program related information is recorded and the video content of the broadcast program is not recorded. When the user inputs an operation of playing back the first program into the broadcast reception device, the broadcast reception device communicates with the server, receives the video content of the first program from the server, and outputs the video content by the display video output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuo Masuoka, Motoyuki Suzuki, Hiroshi Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10715868
    Abstract: In a broadcast receiving apparatus including: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive control information regarding contents of digital broadcasting and content protection for the contents; an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; a video output unit configured to output video of the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit or video of the contents accumulated by the accumulation unit to external equipment; an interface; and a control unit, switching of content protecting processes are executed in accordance with the number of pixels of video of contents in a first video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment without accumulation, a second video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment after an accumulating process, a copying process state, and a moving process state, and control is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Nobuo Masuoka
  • Publication number: 20200221057
    Abstract: Poor visibility due to abnormal display caused by occurrence of failure of HUD is reduced using AR-HUD which includes a vehicle information acquiring unit, a controller, and a video display apparatus. The vehicle information acquiring unit acquires various types of vehicle information that can be detected by a vehicle. The controller controls display of a video in a display region visually recognized through a windshield from a driver's seat of a vehicle based on vehicle information acquired by the vehicle information acquiring unit. The video display apparatus generates video based on an instruction from the controller. The controller acquires apparatus information which is used when determining apparatus fault, determines whether the apparatus fault is present or not based on the acquired apparatus information, and performs a display content changing process to change content of the video projected onto the windshield when determined that the apparatus fault is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nozomu SHIMODA, Kazuyuki TAKIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10703029
    Abstract: There is provided a method of producing a foamed molded product, including: plasticizing and melting a resin material containing a thermoplastic resin and a chemical foaming agent in a plasticizing cylinder in which a screw is provided, to provide a molten resin containing the chemical foaming agent; supplying a fluid with a fixed pressure into the plasticizing cylinder to pressurize the molten resin; and performing foam molding of the molten resin. The resin material contains 0.1 to 2% by weight of the chemical foaming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamoto, Atsushi Yusa, Hideto Goto
  • Patent number: 10706513
    Abstract: An image signal is subjected to image correction performed by an image correction unit on the basis of retinex processing. The image correction unit performs spectral decomposition for the image signal. A retinex unit performs retinex processing for the image signal subjected to the spectral decomposition, and a spectrum synthesis unit synthesizes the image signal output from the retinex unit. A transformation unit performs transformation from a RGB color space to a HSV color space, and an inverse transformation unit performs transformation from the HSV color space to the RGB color space. The transformation unit transforms an input image signal and outputs the transformed image signal to the spectral decomposition unit. The inverse transformation unit receives the output signal from the spectrum synthesis unit and outputs an image correction signal. Spectral decomposition of the image signal in the spectral decomposition unit is hue-based spectral decomposition in the HSV color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fukuda, Mitsuo Nakajima, Kazuhiko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10708559
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Maki Hanada, Megumi Kurachi, Hiroyuki Urata, Katsuyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10705333
    Abstract: A head-up display apparatus is provided which enables a wide viewing angle in spite of being a type that reflects image light on a windshield. Accordingly, a head-up display apparatus (110) includes an image formation unit (10) that displays image information, and a projection optical system that includes an eyepiece optical system 5 reflecting light emitted from the image formation unit (10) for display of a virtual image. The eyepiece optical system (5) includes a first optical element (51) having a negative refractive power, a second optical element (52) having a positive refractive power, and a concave reflecting mirror (54), and is configured to arrange the first optical element (51), the second optical element (52) and the reflecting mirror (53) in this order from the image formation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Yatsu, Akio Misawa, Yuki Nagano
  • Patent number: 10708647
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value is provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus configured to receive contents includes: a receiving unit configured to receive the contents; an interface via which the contents received by the receiving unit is outputted; a control unit configured to control an output state of the contents from the interface. In this case, the control unit is configured to determine the output state of the contents from the interface in accordance with a combination of control information indicating a copy control state of the contents, control information for specifying necessity or not of protection when to output the contents, information indicating resolution of video of the contents, and information indicating transmission characteristics of video of the contents, which are received by the receiving unit together with the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Nobuo Masuoka, Nobuaki Kabuto
  • Publication number: 20200209555
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted wide-angle lens that simultaneously achieves a high resolution necessary for sensing, a size small enough to be mounted on a vehicle, and a low price. An imaging lens includes, sequentially from the object side, a first lens having a negative power and being concave on the image side, a second lens having a negative power and being concave on the image side, a third lens having a positive power and being convex on the object side, an aperture stop, a fourth lens having a positive power and being convex on the image side, a fifth lens, a sixth lens whose object side is bonded to the image side of the fifth lens and a seventh lens having a negative power and being convex on the image side, and the fourth lens is an aspheric glass lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Yukihiro SHIMOEDA
  • Publication number: 20200207260
    Abstract: An optical device for displaying a condensing mark includes a light source, and an optical element for condensing light emitted from the light source onto an irradiated surface. The deflection surface of the optical element is divided into a plurality of regions. The light emitted through the respective regions on the deflection surface of the optical element forms partial irradiation images corresponding to the respective regions on the deflection surface of the irradiated surface. The respective partial irradiation images are combined into at least one condensing mark on the irradiated surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro KISHIGAMI, Toshinori SUGIYAMA, Yasuhiko KUNII, Yuji TSUCHIYA, Go SHIMIZU, Masayoshi TAKORI, Ryuya KAWAJI
  • Patent number: 10699552
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Katsuyuki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Urata, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Nobuo Masuoka
  • Patent number: 10690911
    Abstract: A head-up display device includes: an image formation unit which emits light including image information; and a projection optical system including an ocular optical system which displays a virtual image by reflecting the light emitted from the image formation unit. The ocular optical system includes spherical lenses, a free-form curved surface lens, a reflection mirror, and a free-form curved surface mirror, and is configured by arranging, in a space on the side of the ocular optical system of a plane conjugate with the virtual image plane with respect to the ocular optical system, a first small lens system which achieves first focus position movement and on which separated light from the image formation unit is made to be incident, and a second small lens system which achieves second focus position movement and on which separated light from the image formation unit is made to be incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: MAXELL, LTD., HITACHI INDUSTRY & CONTROL SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko Yatsu, Koji Hirata, Kazuomi Kaneko
  • Patent number: D889527
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Ueoka, Naoto Kubota