Patents by Inventor Fumiya Matsuoka

Fumiya Matsuoka 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: 20150002380
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a display apparatus, a display control method, a portable terminal apparatus, and a program capable of representing various states of an apparatus in a limited region. A television receiver includes a display unit that displays a predetermined image, a communication unit that performs communication of image data with another image display apparatus, an indicator unit that is disposed at at least a part of surroundings of the display unit and includes an indicator which is turned on with predetermined luminance, and a control unit that turns on the indicator so as to correspond to a transmission operation of the image data in another image display apparatus. The present invention is applicable to, for example, a display apparatus such as a television receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Masao Kondo, Fumiya Matsuoka, Ken Yano, Hirotaka Tako
  • Patent number: 8454374
    Abstract: A bracket or support bar system is for installing one or more audio-visual (“A/V”) components or modules and generally overcomes the need for external cables and wiring connections. Every A/V component of the A/V system is attached to a wall bracket or support bar that enables the transfer of power signals or control signals (including media data) or both to each of the A/V components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Isamu Arie, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8425242
    Abstract: An audio-visual (“A/V”) system includes a plurality of A/V components, each one of which can be attached to a wall using a bracket or support bar and each one of which wirelessly communicates control signals (including media data) with the other A/V components. Each support bar enables the transfer of power signals to each of the A/V components. Instead of wires, each A/V component includes one or more contact or conductive surfaces that abut corresponding surfaces on the support bar in order to receive power signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Isamu Arie, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20130076711
    Abstract: An interface apparatus includes a main unit, an array of interface modules, driver circuitry, and a remote unit. The main unit outputs files to an output unit, is detachably couplable to interface modules and assigns content identifiers to interface modules. The array presents an image to the user and each interface module can be engaged by a user. The driver circuitry is adapted to drive the array to present an image to the user based upon the user's engagement with an interface module. The remote unit is coupled to the output unit and can be detachably coupled to the interface module. Each interface module in the array of interfaces is adapted to be detached from the main unit and retain the image it was previously driven by the driver circuitry to present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ryutaro SAKAI, Isamu ARIE, Yuki KUBOTA, Kuninori HYOGO, Fumiya MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 8384672
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for use in remote controlling devices including consumer electronic devices. Some embodiments provide a remote control system that comprises a processor, a touch screen display coupled with and receiving display control signals from the display driver such that the touch screen display displays one of a plurality of control views with a fixed number of function buttons displayed in each of the plurality of control views, and a wireless transmitter coupled with the processor that wirelessly transmits function signals in response to a detection of a selection of one of the function buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Sakai, Isamu Arie, Yuki Kubota, Kuninori Hyogo, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8325149
    Abstract: An interface apparatus includes a main unit, an array of interface modules, driver circuitry, and a remote unit. The main unit outputs files to an output unit, is detachably couplable to interface modules and assigns content identifiers to interface modules. The array presents an image to the user and each interface module can be engaged by a user. The driver circuitry is adapted to drive the array to present an image to the user based upon the user's engagement with an interface module. The remote unit is coupled to the output unit and can be detachably coupled to the interface module. When coupled to the interface module, the remote unit can access the assigned identifier and transmit a request signal to the main unit based on the identifier. The request signal is adapted to cause the main unit to output a file identified by the identifier to the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Sakai, Isamu Arie, Yuki Kubota, Kuninori Hyogo, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20120044061
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for use in remote controlling devices including consumer electronic devices. Some embodiments provide a remote control system that comprises a processor, a touch screen display coupled with and receiving display control signals from the display driver such that the touch screen display displays one of a plurality of control views with a fixed number of function buttons displayed in each of the plurality of control views, and a wireless transmitter coupled with the processor that wirelessly transmits function signals in response to a detection of a selection of one of the function buttons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicants: SONY ELECTRONICS INC., SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryutaro Sakai, Isamu Arie, Yuki Kubota, Kuninori Hyogo, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20110287646
    Abstract: An audio-visual (“A/V”) system includes a plurality of A/V components, each one of which can be attached to a wall using a bracket or support bar and each one of which wirelessly communicates control signals (including media data) with the other A/V components. Each support bar enables the transfer of power signals to each of the A/V components. Instead of wires, each A/V component includes one or more contact or conductive surfaces that abut corresponding surfaces on the support bar in order to receive power signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Isamu Arie, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8054294
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide systems and methods for use in remote controlling devices including consumer electronic devices. Some embodiments provide a remote control system that comprises a processor, a display driver coupled with the processor, a touch screen display coupled with and receiving display control signals from the display driver such that the touch screen display displays one of a plurality of control views with a fixed number of function buttons displayed in each of the plurality of control views, a tactile screen cover extending over and covering the touch screen display through which selections of one or more of the function buttons is detected, and a wireless transmitter coupled with the processor that wirelessly transmits function signals in response to a detection of a selection of one of the function buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Sakai, Isamu Arie, Yuki Kubota, Kuninori Hyogo, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8033842
    Abstract: A bracket or support bar system is for installing one or more audio-visual (“A/V”) components or modules and generally overcomes the need for external cables and wiring connections. Every A/V component of the A/V system is attached to a wall bracket or support bar that enables the transfer of power signals and control signals (including media data) to each of the A/V components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Isamu Arie, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20110223786
    Abstract: A bracket or support bar system is for installing one or more audio-visual (“A/V”) components or modules and generally overcomes the need for external cables and wiring connections. Every A/V component of the A/V system is attached to a wall bracket or support bar that enables the transfer of power signals or control signals (including media data) or both to each of the A/V components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Isamu Arie, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 8002560
    Abstract: An audio-visual (“A/V”) system includes one or more A/V components, each one of which can be attached to a wall using a bracket or support bar. Each support bar enables the transfer of power signals and control signals (including media data) to each of the A/V components. Instead of wires, each A/V component includes one or more contact or conductive surfaces that abut corresponding surfaces on the support bar in order to receive power and transfer control signals among other A/V components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Isamu Arie, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20100201646
    Abstract: An interface apparatus includes a main unit, an array of interface modules, driver circuitry, and a remote unit. The main unit outputs files to an output unit, is detachably couplable to interface modules and assigns content identifiers to interface modules. The array presents an image to the user and each interface module can be engaged by a user. The driver circuitry is adapted to drive the array to present an image to the user based upon the user's engagement with an interface module. The remote unit is coupled to the output unit and can be detachably coupled to the interface module. When coupled to the interface module, the remote unit can access the assigned identifier and transmit a request signal to the main unit based on the identifier. The request signal is adapted to cause the main unit to output a file identified by the identifier to the output unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicants: Sony Corporation, a Japanese corporation, Sony Electronics Inc., a Delaware corporation
    Inventors: Ryutaro Sakai, Isamu Arie, Yuki Kubota, Kuninori Hyogo, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7683856
    Abstract: An interface apparatus includes a main unit, an array of interface modules, driver circuitry, and a remote unit. The main unit outputs files to an output unit, is detachably couplable to interface modules and assigns content identifiers to interface modules. The array presents an image to the user and each interface module can be engaged by a user. The driver circuitry is adapted to drive the array to present an image to the user based upon the user's engagement with an interface module. The remote unit is coupled to the output unit and can be detachably coupled to the interface module. When coupled to the interface module, the remote unit can access the assigned identifier and transmit a request signal to the main unit based on the identifier. The request signal is adapted to cause the main unit to output a file identified by the identifier to the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Sakai, Isamu Arie, Yuki Kubota, Kuninori Hyogo, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: D572287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Koza, Brian Beaver, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: D576484
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Koza, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: D582890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Koza, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: D586835
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Koza, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: D598404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Isamu Arie, Justin Jakobson, Yuki Kubota, Fumiya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: D615507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Koza, Fumiya Matsuoka