Patents by Inventor Hideo Yonezawa

Hideo Yonezawa 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
  • Patent number: 10951853
    Abstract: A connecting structure for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of a display device includes a fastening member. The fastening member is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member. The fastening member includes a receiving part, and first and second bent parts that extend from the receiving part, the first bent part having a first end plate with a threaded hole, the second bent part having a second end plate with a screw insertion hole, the first and second end plates overlapping with respect to each other and facing with the receiving part. The receiving part is configured and arranged to receive a distal end of a screw that extends through the insertion hole of the second end plate and is screwed into the threaded hole of the first end plate such that the screw is prevented from being screwed beyond the receiving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • 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: 10337849
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor includes a sensor sheet having a central electrode layer and a measuring instrument. A first dielectric layer is laminated on the upper surface of the central electrode layer. A second dielectric layer is laminated on the lower surface of the central electrode layer. A first outer electrode layer is formed on the surface of the first dielectric layer. A second outer electrode layer is formed on the surface of the second dielectric layer. The central electrode layer and the first outer electrode layer face each other at a first detection portion. The central electrode layer and the second outer electrode layer face each other at a second detection portion. Capacitances of the detection portions change with deformation. The state of deformation of the sensor sheet is measured on the basis of the total capacitance by adding the capacitances of the first detection portion and the second detection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BANDO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Otaka, Masaya Yonezawa, Yusuke Bessho
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 20190141279
    Abstract: A connecting structure for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of a display device includes a fastening member. The fastening member is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member. The fastening member includes a receiving part, and first and second bent parts that extend from the receiving part, the first bent part having a first end plate with a threaded hole, the second bent part having a second end plate with a screw insertion hole, the first and second end plates overlapping with respect to each other and facing with the receiving part. The receiving part is configured and arranged to receive a distal end of a screw that extends through the insertion hole of the second end plate and is screwed into the threaded hole of the first end plate such that the screw is prevented from being screwed beyond the receiving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hideo YONEZAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Kenji OGURA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10218933
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a rear chassis, a fastening member, and an attachment member. The rear chassis has a through-hole. The fastening member is disposed inside the rear chassis. The fastening member has a threaded hole. The attachment member retains the fastening member relative to the rear chassis. The attachment member has a first engaging part that engages with an internal portion of the rear chassis. The screw extends through the through-hole of the rear chassis and screwed into the threaded hole of the fastening member for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of the rear chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 9964695
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    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
  • Patent number: 9921366
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    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
  • Patent number: 9910213
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    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
  • 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
  • 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: 20170199323
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170199324
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA
  • Publication number: 20170199320
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA