Patents by Inventor Akira Tsuruta

Akira Tsuruta 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: 10269305
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mirror display that has improved design aesthetics and makes it possible to sufficiently improve visibility in mirror mode in dark environments. The mirror display according to the present invention includes a half mirror plate having a half mirror layer, a display device, a case, and an auxiliary illumination unit that includes an auxiliary light source. The case supports at least the half mirror plate and the display device and includes an outer frame that covers an edge of a front surface of the half mirror plate when viewed in a plan view from a viewing side. The display device is arranged on a rear side of the half mirror plate. The auxiliary light source is arranged on the rear side of the half mirror plate, the display device, or the outer frame. The auxiliary illumination unit is controlled separately from the display device and emits light towards the viewing side when the mirror display is in mirror mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Hakoi, Akira Sakai, Hidefumi Yoshida, Takaharu Kanai, Takako Shimizu, Yuuki Itou, Atsushi Ogawa, Akira Tsuruta, Takayuki Yuasa, Shigeaki Mizushima
  • Publication number: 20160343308
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mirror display that has improved design aesthetics and makes it possible to sufficiently improve visibility in mirror mode in dark environments. The mirror display according to the present invention includes a half mirror plate having a half mirror layer, a display device, a case, and an auxiliary illumination unit that includes an auxiliary light source. The case supports at least the half mirror plate and the display device and includes an outer frame that covers an edge of a front surface of the half mirror plate when viewed in a plan view from a viewing side. The display device is arranged on a rear side of the half mirror plate. The auxiliary light source is arranged on the rear side of the half mirror plate, the display device, or the outer frame. The auxiliary illumination unit is controlled separately from the display device and emits light towards the viewing side when the mirror display is in mirror mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro HASEGAWA, Hiroyuki HAKOI, Akira SAKAI, Hidefumi YOSHIDA, Takaharu KANAI, Takako SHIMIZU, Yuuki ITOU, Atsushi OGAWA, Akira TSURUTA, Takayuki YUASA, Shigeaki MIZUSHIMA
  • Patent number: 8549429
    Abstract: A multi-window management apparatus includes: an activating icon display unit for displaying activating icons 60, 62, 64 and 66 on a display screen 56; a window display unit opening, when activating icon 64 is designated, a window 72 corresponding to activating icon 64 next to activating icon 64; and a window arranging unit for rearranging and displaying, when activating icon 64 is designated, a window 68 that has been open, and activating icons 60, 62 and 66 other than the designated activating icon 64, such that these are arranged along the longer side direction of display screen 56 not to be overlapping on an area where the new window 72 is to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Tsuruta, Shinichiro Ota, Kohki Fukuda, Kazuhiro Miki, Keiko Hirukawa
  • Publication number: 20100088634
    Abstract: A multi-window management apparatus includes: an activating icon display unit for displaying activating icons 60, 62, 64 and 66 on a display screen 56; a window display unit opening, when activating icon 64 is designated, a window 72 corresponding to activating icon 64 next to activating icon 64; and a window arranging unit for rearranging and displaying, when activating icon 64 is designated, a window 68 that has been open, and activating icons 60, 62 and 66 other than the designated activating icon 64, such that these are arranged along the longer side direction of display screen 56 not to be overlapping on an area where the new window 72 is to be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Akira Tsuruta, Shinichiro Ota, Kohki Fukuda, Kazuhiro Miki, Keiko Hirukawa
  • Publication number: 20090249203
    Abstract: An interface device executes a first display process, a moving and display process and a second display process. In the first display process, a plurality of items each including hiragana of Japanese alphabet, are displayed on a full screen liquid display touch panel. In the moving and display process, when one of the plurality of items is touched or touched and dragged, the hiragana of the item is displayed at a position different from the original display position. In the second display process, a touch-up on the full screen liquid crystal touch panel is detected, and a list of options whose names start from the hiragana in the item corresponding to the touched-up position or related information thereto, among the plurality of options, is displayed. Thus, it is possible to easily display a list of desired option group from the options, on the user interface device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Akira Tsuruta, Tomokazu Morio
  • Publication number: 20050075876
    Abstract: Accuracy is assured by using phoneme context dependent acoustic models even at word boundaries and also time increase of a processing amount is suppressed even in large-vocabulary continuous speech recognition. A phoneme context dependent acoustic model storage unit contains phoneme state trees in each of which state sequences each consisting of a preceding phoneme state, a center phoneme state, and a succeeding phoneme state are configured in a tree structure with triphone models with the same preceding phoneme and triphone models with the same center phoneme collected. Accordingly, a forward matching unit has only to develop one phonemic hypothesis regardless of a leading phoneme of the succeeding word, by referencing the phoneme state trees, language models stored in a language model storage unit, and a word lexicon. Thus, development of hypotheses is easy regardless of in-word or word-boundary state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: April 7, 2005
    Inventor: Akira Tsuruta