Patents by Inventor Akifumi KONO

Akifumi KONO has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • 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: 20210039296
    Abstract: There is provided a die for extrusion in which an undesired reaction is suppressed in an inside thereof and with which variation in thickness of a resin sheet to be obtained can be reduced. A die for extrusion of the present invention includes: a cylindrical inflow port into which a molten resin flows; a manifold connected to the inflow port; a first slit connected to the manifold; a second slit connected to the first slit; and a lip land connected to the second slit. In the die for extrusion, the shape of a flow path is optimized based on a relationship among a position in the die, an operation time, and a vulcanization degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Kono, Akifumi Kido, Makoto Azukizawa
  • Patent number: 10914888
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel, a light source, an optical member, and a frame. The optical member reflects light from the light source towards the display panel. The frame has a protruding portion that supports the optical member and is disposed near a periphery of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 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: 20200142125
    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: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    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: 10527779
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a reflection sheet, a display panel, and a supporting unit. The reflection sheet reflects light from the light source. The supporting unit supports the reflection sheet. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first area and a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first and second areas, the third area being located between the first and second areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    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: 10520666
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a light source, a reflection sheet, and a supporting unit. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface, a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface and a fourth protruding portion that contacts with a fourth area of the rear facing surface. The first, second, third and fourth areas are spaced apart from a center portion of the reflection sheet. The first and second areas are spaced apart from each other in a first direction. The third and fourth areas are spaced apart from each other in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    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: 10310170
    Abstract: A display device comprises a light source, an optical member, a display panel, and a frame. The frame supports the display panel. The frame has a first protruding portion that contacts with an area of a rear facing surface of the optical member within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the optical member. The first protruding portion has an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    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: 20190137684
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a light source, a reflection sheet, and a supporting unit. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface, a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface and a fourth protruding portion that contacts with a fourth area of the rear facing surface. The first, second, third and fourth areas are spaced apart from a center portion of the reflection sheet. The first and second areas are spaced apart from each other in a first direction. The third and fourth areas are spaced apart from each other in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    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: 20190137683
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a reflection sheet, a display panel, and a supporting unit. The reflection sheet reflects light from the light source. The supporting unit supports the reflection sheet. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first area and a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first and second areas, the third area being located between the first and second areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    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: 9836272
    Abstract: An audio signal processing apparatus that includes a band division section, an analysis section, a gain adjustment amount calculation section, and a gain adjustment section. The band division section is configured to generate a resonance in-band signal by band division on an audio input signal. The analysis section is configured to extract an amount of features from each of the resonance in-band signal and the input signal. The gain adjustment amount calculation section is configured to calculate a gain adjustment amount for a resonance frequency band in the input signal, the gain adjustment amount being calculated based on the amount of features of the resonance in-band signal and the amount of features of the input signal. The gain adjustment section is configured to perform a gain adjustment on the resonance frequency band in the input signal based on the gain adjustment amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akifumi Kono, Toru Chinen, Minoru Tsuji
  • Publication number: 20170212302
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel, a light source, an optical member, and a frame. The optical member reflects light from the light source towards the display panel. The frame has a protruding portion that supports the optical member and is disposed near a periphery of the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    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: 20170212301
    Abstract: A display device comprises a light source, an optical member, a display panel, and a frame. The frame supports the display panel. The frame has a first protruding portion that contacts with an area of a rear facing surface of the optical member within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the optical member. The first protruding portion has an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    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: 9621838
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a reflection sheet, a display panel and a display panel supporting member. The display panel supporting member is disposed on a back side of the display device relative to the reflection sheet. A part of a back surface of the display panel supporting member disposed on the back side of the display device relative to the reflection sheet forms a rear chassis. The display panel supporting member has a first recessed portion that is recessed toward the reflection sheet such that the first recessed portion presses an inner area of a back surface of the reflection sheet except for a vicinity of an outer peripheral portion of the back surface of the reflection sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    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: 9194999
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a liquid crystal panel and a backlight unit that emits light toward the back surface of the liquid crystal panel. The backlight unit includes: an LED; a wiring substrate having the LED mounted thereon; a light guide plate which light from the LED enters through a side surface and exits through a main surface toward the back surface of the liquid crystal panel; and a support component including a first support member that supports the LED and a second support member that supports the light guide plate. The support component is able to move between a first position at which the first support member supports the LED and the second support member supports the light guide plate and a second position at which the first support member is apart from the LED and the second support member supports the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi Horiuchi, Akifumi Kono
  • Publication number: 20150063600
    Abstract: An audio signal processing apparatus that includes a band division section, an analysis section, a gain adjustment amount calculation section, and a gain adjustment section. The band division section is configured to generate a resonance in-band signal by band division on an audio input signal. The analysis section is configured to extract an amount of features from each of the resonance in-band signal and the input signal. The gain adjustment amount calculation section is configured to calculate a gain adjustment amount for a resonance frequency band in the input signal, the gain adjustment amount being calculated based on the amount of features of the resonance in-band signal and the amount of features of the input signal. The gain adjustment section is configured to perform a gain adjustment on the resonance frequency band in the input signal based on the gain adjustment amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: AKIFUMI KONO, TORU CHINEN, MINORU TSUJI
  • Publication number: 20140307464
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a liquid crystal panel and a backlight unit that emits light toward the back surface of the liquid crystal panel. The backlight unit includes: an LED; a wiring substrate having the LED mounted thereon; a light guide plate which light from the LED enters through a side surface and exits through a main surface toward the back surface of the liquid crystal panel; and a support component including a first support member that supports the LED and a second support member that supports the light guide plate. The support component is able to move between a first position at which the first support member supports the LED and the second support member supports the light guide plate and a second position at which the first support member is apart from the LED and the second support member supports the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Akifumi KONO
  • Patent number: 8834008
    Abstract: This display module includes a display cell, a board, a light guide plate formed with a first engaging portion, and a holding member formed with a second engaging portion coming into contact with the first engaging portion to engage with the first engaging portion. At least either the first engaging portion or the second engaging portion is formed in a shape allowing the light guide plate to move in a direction orthogonal to the board in response to expansion or contraction of the light guide plate when the light guide plate expands or contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akifumi Kono
  • Patent number: 8830407
    Abstract: A display device includes a display component, a light source, a light guide plate, a spacer member, and a biasing member. The display component displays images. The light source emits light. The light guide plate guides the light emitted from the light source to the display component. The light guide plate has a light incident face on which the light emitted from the light source is directly incident. The spacer member is disposed in a region other than where the light guide plate and the light source are opposite each other such that the spacer member maintains a specific spacing between the light source and the light incident face of the light guide plate. The biasing member is arranged to bias one of the light source and the light guide plate towards the other of the light source and the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromasa Sasaoka, Yuto Suzuki, Akifumi Kono
  • Publication number: 20140218618
    Abstract: A display device includes a display device body, a display portion arranged on the front side, a light source, a light source substrate, a light guide plate having a light incident surface, and a heat sink arranged to be opposed to the light incident surface of the light guide plate between the light guide plate and the light source substrate, including a light source arrangement hole configured to arrange the light source and a spacer portion arranged to be opposed to the light incident surface of the light guide plate between the light guide plate and the light source substrate and keeping an interval between the light incident surface of the light guide plate and the light source at a prescribed interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromasa SASAOKA, Akifumi KONO
  • Publication number: 20140118630
    Abstract: A display device includes a display component, a light source, a light guide plate, a spacer member, and a biasing member. The display component displays images. The light source emits light. The light guide plate guides the light emitted from the light source to the display component. The light guide plate has a light incident face on which the light emitted from the light source is directly incident. The spacer member is disposed in a region other than where the light guide plate and the light source are opposite each other such that the spacer member maintains a specific spacing between the light source and the light incident face of the light guide plate. The biasing member is arranged to bias one of the light source and the light guide plate towards the other of the light source and the light guide plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromasa SASAOKA, Yuto SUZUKI, Akifumi KONO