Patents by Inventor Atsuhiko Nagamune

Atsuhiko Nagamune 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).

  • Publication number: 20210151000
    Abstract: A display device mounted on a train includes: a display capable of displaying display data by a plurality of display methods with different orientations; a detector that detects the installation state of the display; and a controller that acquires train information from which it is possible to determine whether the train is currently stopped, determines whether the train is currently stopped using the train information, determines a display method for the display data in the display on the basis of a result of detection performed by the detector when the train is currently stopped, and does not determine the display method in the display when the train is not currently stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi SUDO, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE
  • Patent number: 10860277
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes a first display unit and a second display unit arranged adjacent to each other and coupled. The first display unit includes a first display portion and a first frame portion including two first linear sections and two second linear sections perpendicular to the first linear sections. The second display unit includes a second display portion and a second frame portion including two third linear sections and two fourth linear sections. The first display unit is set in a first position. The second display unit is set in a second position that is inverted from the first position. The first linear sections and the third linear sections extend in an arrangement direction in which the first display unit and the second display unit are arranged. The second linear sections and the fourth linear sections extend in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Nagayama, Nobuaki Aoki, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo
  • Patent number: 10732920
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes display units, and a coupling component, retaining components. The display units are arranged adjacent to each other. The display units include fixers. The coupling component is disposed astride the display units to couple the display units together. The retaining components are fixed to the fixers to retain the display units and the coupling component. In the coupled display device, the fixers are point symmetric to each other with a point of symmetry at a center of a corresponding one of the display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC COPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Nagayama, Nobuaki Aoki, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo
  • Publication number: 20200194894
    Abstract: A metal housing (1) has an aperture (1a). A first conductor (3a) is disposed in a portion except for the aperture (1a) of the metal housing (1), and is capacitively coupled to the metal housing (1). A second conductor (3b) is a conductor transparent to visible light, and is disposed in the aperture (1a) of the metal housing (1). An AC voltage is applied to the first conductor (3a) and the second conductor (3b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi YANAGI, Yasuhiro NISHIOKA, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE
  • Publication number: 20200195465
    Abstract: First terminals are usable as input terminals or output terminals and second terminals are usable as input terminals. A switching unit switches the first terminals between input and output, based on an instruction indicating the number of first terminals to be used as output terminals. If at least one first terminal is used as an output terminal, a first signal is output to the first terminals used as output terminals. A storage unit (stores second and third signal values, the second signal value being a value of a second signal input from the input terminal, the third signal value being a value obtained by arraying a plurality of the second signal values based on the value of the first signal. A setting unit reads the second signal value or the third signal value based on the instruction signal, and acquires information on the value of the second signal input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi SUDO, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE
  • Publication number: 20200144706
    Abstract: An in-vehicle wireless display includes a slot antenna to transmit and receive data, a nonmagnetic member provided apart from a slot formed in the slot antenna, to cover the slot, and a display unit installed in a vehicle constituting a train, to display information on the basis of data received by the slot antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Akitoshi SUDO, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE, Tomotaka KANEDA, Takashi YANAGI
  • Patent number: 10613380
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a detachable light source, a lighting device, and a display controller. The lighting device includes an attaching and detaching slot in one side surface. The display controller is configured to control driving of the display panel so that an orientation of the image with the display device set in a first position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a first side of a first direction corresponds with an orientation of the image with the display device set in a second position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a second side of the first direction and the display device is inverted from the first position. The first direction is in which attachment and the detachment of the detachable light source is performed. The orientations are with respect to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuaki Aoki, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo
  • Publication number: 20190303085
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes a first display unit and a second display unit arranged adjacent to each other and coupled. The first display unit includes a first display portion and a first frame portion including two first linear sections and two second linear sections perpendicular to the first linear sections. The second display unit includes a second display portion and a second frame portion including two third linear sections and two fourth linear sections. The first display unit is set in a first position. The second display unit is set in a second position that is inverted from the first position. The first linear sections and the third linear sections extend in an arrangement direction in which the first display unit and the second display unit are arranged. The second linear sections and the fourth linear sections extend in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kazumasa NAGAYAMA, Nobuaki AOKI, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE, Akitoshi SUDO
  • Publication number: 20190303086
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes display units, and a coupling component, retaining components. The display units are arranged adjacent to each other. The display units include fixers. The coupling component is disposed astride the display units to couple the display units together. The retaining components are fixed to the fixers to retain the display units and the coupling component. In the coupled display device, the fixers are point symmetric to each other with a point of symmetry at a center of a corresponding one of the display units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kazumasa NAGAYAMA, Nobuaki AOKI, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE, Akitoshi SUDO
  • Publication number: 20190302531
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a detachable light source, a lighting device, and a display controller. The lighting device includes an attaching and detaching slot in one side surface. The display controller is configured to control driving of the display panel so that an orientation of the image with the display device set in a first position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a first side of a first direction corresponds with an orientation of the image with the display device set in a second position in which the attaching and detaching slot faces toward a second side of the first direction and the display device is inverted from the first position. The first direction is in which attachment and the detachment of the detachable light source is performed. The orientations are with respect to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuaki AOKI, Atsuhiko NAGAMUNE, Akitoshi SUDO
  • Patent number: 8799965
    Abstract: The on-train information providing device, which is provided with a controlling unit that transmits to the display device video data that is transmitted from the ground transmitting and receiving device to the on-train transmitting and receiving device, includes a storage unit that stores therein a program listing in which a valid period of video is stored in accordance with each advertisement, audio data transmitted from the ground transmitting and receiving device to the on-train transmitting and receiving device, and video data including audio data; and a sound recognizing unit that attaches a value of 1 or greater as an audio flag to the program listing when the video data does not include any audio data, and attaches 0 as the audio flag to the program listing when the video data includes audio data. The controlling unit sends the audio data corresponding to the audio flag to the radio radiating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunari Morimoto, Masao Oki, Atsuhiko Nagamune
  • Patent number: 8214659
    Abstract: A communication device includes a bus including a signal line supplied with a pull-up voltage Vp, a first power supply operating during both a standby state and a power-ON state, and supplies a source of a first predetermined voltage of 3.3V, a second power supply operating during only the power-ON state, and supplies a source of a second predetermined voltage of 5V, a first device driven by the first power supply, and capable of communicating via the bus when the pull-up voltage Vp is equal to either of 3.3V and 5V, a second device driven by the second power supply, and capable of communicating via the bus when the pull-up voltage Vp is equal to 5V, and a pull-up voltage supply circuit supplying the pull-up voltage Vp by the first power supply during the standby state, and supplying the pull-up voltage Vp by the second power supply during the power-ON state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhiko Nagamune
  • Publication number: 20110314494
    Abstract: The on-train information providing device, which is provided with a controlling unit that transmits to the display device video data that is transmitted from the ground transmitting and receiving device to the on-train transmitting and receiving device, includes a storage unit that stores therein a program listing in which a valid period of video is stored in accordance with each advertisement, audio data transmitted from the ground transmitting and receiving device to the on-train transmitting and receiving device, and video data including audio data; and a sound recognizing unit that attaches a value of 1 or greater as an audio flag to the program listing when the video data does not include any audio data, and attaches 0 as the audio flag to the program listing when the video data includes audio data. The controlling unit sends the audio data corresponding to the audio flag to the radio radiating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunari Morimoto, Masao Oki, Atsuhiko Nagamune
  • Patent number: 7707440
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an electronic device comprises a three-terminal regulator in a high voltage connection line between a high voltage terminal of a DC power supply circuit and a microcomputer for reducing voltage from the high voltage terminal to a lower first voltage. A low voltage connection line between a low voltage terminal of the power supply circuit and the microcomputer is connected to the high voltage connection line at a connection point on output side of the regulator. In standby mode, voltage from the high voltage terminal, set higher than the first voltage, is reduced by the regulator to the first voltage and supplied to the microcomputer. In power-on mode, voltage from the low voltage terminal, set higher than the first voltage, is applied to the connection point so as to inactivate the regulator and supply the voltage from the low voltage terminal to the microcomputer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tokumaru, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Yasuhiko Kawai
  • Publication number: 20090055664
    Abstract: A communication device includes a bus including a signal line supplied with a pull-up voltage Vp, a first power supply operating during both a standby state and a power-ON state, and supplies a source of a first predetermined voltage of 3.3V, a second power supply operating during only the power-ON state, and supplies a source of a second predetermined voltage of 5V, a first device driven by the first power supply, and capable of communicating via the bus when the pull-up voltage Vp is equal to either of 3.3V and 5V, a second device driven by the second power supply, and capable of communicating via the bus when the pull-up voltage Vp is equal to 5V, and a pull-up voltage supply circuit supplying the pull-up voltage Vp by the first power supply during the standby state, and supplying the pull-up voltage Vp by the second power supply during the power-ON state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhiko Nagamune
  • Patent number: 7486066
    Abstract: The present invention aims to obtain a stable output voltage without requiring an extra circuit by suppressing influence of noise of the primary winding and voltage induction by leakage inductance. In a transformer 3 used in a multi-output switching power supply, a secondary winding S1 for outputting a voltage to be fed back to the primary side out of the secondary windings S2 to Sn winded on a bobbin 3a is divided into a first layer S1a and a second layer S1b, a secondary winding S2 to Sn for outputting a voltage not fed back to the primary side is winded between the first layer S1a and the second layer S1b, and the first layer S1a and the second layer S1b is regular winded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhiko Nagamune
  • Publication number: 20070177320
    Abstract: A power supply unit for an electronic device comprises a three-terminal regulator in a high voltage connection line between a high voltage terminal of a DC power supply circuit and a microcomputer for reducing voltage from the high voltage terminal to a lower first voltage. A low voltage connection line between a low voltage terminal of the power supply circuit and the microcomputer is connected to the high voltage connection line at a connection point on output side of the regulator. In standby mode, voltage from the high voltage terminal, set higher than the first voltage, is reduced by the regulator to the first voltage and supplied to the microcomputer. In power-on mode, voltage from the low voltage terminal, set higher than the first voltage, is applied to the connection point so as to inactivate the regulator and supply the voltage from the low voltage terminal to the microcomputer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 2, 2007
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Tokumaru, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Yasuhiko Kawai
  • Publication number: 20070146303
    Abstract: A liquid crystal television receiver reduces the brightness of a backlight which generates light to be passed through a liquid crystal panel and thereby forms an image, to a brightness invisible to human eyes. After the brightness is reduced, a panel signal to the liquid crystal panel is controlled to change from the ON state to the OFF state. After the panel signal is controlled to change to the OFF state, the backlight is controlled to change from the ON state to the OFF state. In this way, the backlight of the liquid crystal panel is controlled so that disturbance in image, which occurs when the panel signal to the liquid crystal panel is changed from the ON state to the OFF state, can easily be prevented from being seen by users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaminosono, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Yasuhiko Kawai
  • Publication number: 20070030404
    Abstract: The present invention aims to obtain a stable output voltage without requiring an extra circuit by suppressing influence of noise of the primary winding and voltage induction by leakage inductance. In a transformer 3 used in a multi-output switching power supply, a secondary winding S1 for outputting a voltage to be fed back to the primary side out of the secondary windings S2 to Sn winded on a bobbin 3a is divided into a first layer S1a and a second layer S1b, a secondary winding S2 to Sn for outputting a voltage not fed back to the primary side is winded between the first layer S1a and the second layer S1b, and the first layer S1a and the second layer S1b is regular winded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsuhiko Nagamune
  • Patent number: D879776
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo, Tetsuya Yasui, Makoto Shoro