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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160223740
    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: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA
  • Patent number: 9329434
    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: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    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: 9195084
    Abstract: A display device that prevents unnecessary radiation emitted from a circuit that drives a display panel from leaking to outside while achieving a reduction in the size of a cover member includes a liquid crystal panel, a drive circuit that drives the liquid crystal panel that is disposed on a rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, a rear frame in which the outer peripheral portion and an area around the outer peripheral portion other than the central portion constitute a rear case and which is made of a conductive material that covers, in the region constituting the rear case, sides and a rear of the drive circuit board disposed on the rear surface of the liquid crystal panel, and a cover member that covers from the rear the area of the rear frame other than the region constituting the rear case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    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: 8971027
    Abstract: In a display device cabinet, a fixing assembly to join a front panel and a rear panel include a first fixing mechanism that uses attachment screws and a second fixing mechanism that uses no attachment screws, which have a structure that prevents the application of excessive force to engaging openings and protrusions during the assembly process and disassembly process. The second fixing mechanism includes protrusions on an edge frame of the front panel, a mating piece provided on the rear panel, engaging openings provided in the mating piece, and rib-shaped plates defining stopper elements between the edge frame and the outer frame of the display module. The stopper elements prevent the protrusions from slipping out of the engaging openings by contacting the outer frame. The stopper elements are shaped to prevent interference between the stopper elements and the outer frame during cabinet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8967559
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stand attachment structure for attaching a stand that supports a low-profile display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, in an upright position, and to a rear cabinet. In the rear cabinet (1), a stand mounting part (10) including a temporal fixing means (13) is provided to allow temporal fixation of a stand (5) to the rear cabinet (1). The stand mounting part (10) includes a hook (11) for retaining the stand (5) in a predetermined orientation, and a reinforcing rib (12) having functions of reinforcing the hook and of guiding an engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) for insertion. Then, the stand (5) is temporarily fixed to a display unit (P) by engaging the engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) with the hook (11), and finally secured to the display unit (P) with a set screw (B1) after temporal fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8970793
    Abstract: This display device (100) includes a display panel (2) including a substrate mounting member (5) covering a backlight source (4b) and a cover member (6) arranged to partially cover the rear surface of the substrate mounting member and to expose a region in the periphery of at least an outer peripheral portion (51) of the rear surface of the substrate mounting member. The substrate mounting member has a side surface portion (51a, 51b, 51c, 51d), while a corner portion (51e, 51f, 51g, 51h) of the outer peripheral portion formed by the side surface portion of the substrate mounting member has such a shape that adjacent ones of the side surface portion are bonded to each other without a clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Takahito Yamanaka, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Publication number: 20140184928
    Abstract: This display device (100) includes a display panel (2) including a substrate mounting member (5) covering a backlight source (4b) and a cover member (6) arranged to partially cover the rear surface of the substrate mounting member and to expose a region in the periphery of at least an outer peripheral portion (51) of the rear surface of the substrate mounting member. The substrate mounting member has a side surface portion (51a, 51b, 51c, 51d), while a corner portion (51e, 51f, 51g, 51h) of the outer peripheral portion formed by the side surface portion of the substrate mounting member has such a shape that adjacent ones of the side surface portion are bonded to each other without a clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Takahito Yamanaka, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 8462288
    Abstract: A cable holding structure including a plurality of ribs 51 (52) stand on an inner surface of a housing 3, and holing cables 41, 43, wherein the ribs 51 (52) are arranged on a closed figure formed on the inner surface of the housing 3 at predetermined gaps (50) between the neighboring ribs 51 (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20130093959
    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: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: 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: 8371663
    Abstract: A cabinet for an electronic device includes a first cabinet member and a second cabinet member. The first cabinet member has a first wall section with an engagement hole. The second cabinet member is fixedly coupled to the first cabinet member. The second cabinet member has a second wall section, an engagement protrusion and a recess. The engagement protrusion is formed on the second wall section and is engaged with the engagement hole of the first wall section. The recess is formed on the second wall section along a base portion of the engagement protrusion. The recess has a rounded portion extending between the base portion of the engagement protrusion and a bottom portion of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Fujikawa, Shinichiro Sakamoto, Yuki Ogaki, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Publication number: 20130033824
    Abstract: In a display device cabinet, a fixing assembly to join a front panel and a rear panel include a first fixing mechanism that uses attachment screws and a second fixing mechanism that uses no attachment screws, which have a structure that prevents the application of excessive force to engaging openings and protrusions during the assembly process and disassembly process. The second fixing mechanism includes protrusions on an edge frame of the front panel, a mating piece provided on the rear panel, engaging openings provided in the mating piece, and rib-shaped plates defining stopper elements between the edge frame and the outer frame of the display module. The stopper elements prevent the protrusions from slipping out of the engaging openings by contacting the outer frame. The stopper elements are shaped to prevent interference between the stopper elements and the outer frame during cabinet assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo YONEZAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Kenji OGURA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130021532
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo YONEZAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Kenji OGURA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8328148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stand for supporting a thin display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, upright. In order to provide the stand for the display unit in which a quadrangular rubber pad is attached in a not-easily removable state with a simpler structure, rubber pad attachment portions are provided, each rubber pad attachment portion (2) including a quadrangular frame rib (21) to which each quadrangular rubber pad (4) is attached and being formed into a quadrilateral in a plan view, an abutment rib which regulates a fitting depth of the rubber pad and abuts with the rubber pad in a predetermined abutment area is provided in each rubber pad attachment portion, and evacuation spaces (5(5A to 5D)) allowing further fitting of the rubber pad are provided at positions corresponding to four corners of the rubber pad (4) where the abutment rib is not provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8196880
    Abstract: A support stand includes a stand neck and a stand base. The stand neck includes a base part that is formed at a lower end portion of the stand neck and a plurality of hook tabs that is formed on a side face of the base part and extends downward relative to a top face of the base part. Each of the hook tabs has an engagement prong. The stand base includes a receiving portion that receives the base part of the stand neck within the receiving portion and a plurality of engagement tabs that is formed on a side face of the receiving portion and extends downward relative to a top face of the stand base. Each of the engagement prongs of the hook tabs of the stand neck is engaged from below with respective one of the engagement tabs of the stand base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Fujikawa, Shinichiro Sakamoto, Yuki Ogaki, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 8011624
    Abstract: A stand attachment structure includes a front cabinet, a rear cabinet and a pair of screws. The front cabinet has a pair of right and left bosses and a holder support. The holder support is formed on an outer peripheral face of each of the bosses at a location spaced from a distal end face of each of the bosses by thickness of a tilting stand holder of a tilting stand. The rear cabinet has a pair of right and left retainers. The retainers are formed at locations opposite the bosses of the front cabinet. Each of the retainers has an end face and a screw insertion hole that is formed on the end face. The screws are disposed through the screw insertion holes of the retainers and threaded into the threaded holes of the bosses to fasten the rear cabinet to the front cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Fujikawa, Shinichiro Sakamoto, Yuki Ogaki, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Publication number: 20110043980
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stand attachment structure for attaching a stand that supports a low-profile display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, in an upright position, and to a rear cabinet. In the rear cabinet (1), a stand mounting part (10) including a temporal fixing means (13) is provided to allow temporal fixation of a stand (5) to the rear cabinet (1). The stand mounting part (10) includes a hook (11) for retaining the stand (5) in a predetermined orientation, and a reinforcing rib (12) having functions of reinforcing the hook and of guiding an engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) for insertion. Then, the stand (5) is temporarily fixed to a display unit (P) by engaging the engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) with the hook (11), and finally secured to the display unit (P) with a set screw (B1) after temporal fixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20110043722
    Abstract: A cable holding structure including a plurality of ribs 51 (52) stand on an inner surface of a housing 3, and holing cables 41, 43, wherein the ribs 51 (52) are arranged on a closed figure formed on the inner surface of the housing 3 at predetermined gaps (50) between the neighboring ribs 51 (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (a corporation of Japan)
    Inventors: Kenji OGURA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Hideo YONEZAWA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20110036957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stand for supporting a thin display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, upright. In order to provide the stand for the display unit in which a quadrangular rubber pad is attached in a not-easily removable state with a simpler structure, rubber pad attachment portions are provided, each rubber pad attachment portion (2) including a quadrangular frame rib (21) to which each quadrangular rubber pad (4) is attached and being formed into a quadrilateral in a plan view, an abutment rib which regulates a fitting depth of the rubber pad and abuts with the rubber pad in a predetermined abutment area is provided in each rubber pad attachment portion, and evacuation spaces (5(5A to 5D)) allowing further fitting of the rubber pad are provided at positions corresponding to four corners of the rubber pad (4) where the abutment rib is not provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (a corporation of Japan)
    Inventors: Kenji OGURA, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20100072867
    Abstract: A stand attachment structure includes a front cabinet, a rear cabinet and a pair of screws. The front cabinet has a pair of right and left bosses and a holder support. The holder support is formed on an outer peripheral face of each of the bosses at a location spaced from a distal end face of each of the bosses by thickness of a tilting stand holder of a tilting stand. The rear cabinet has a pair of right and left retainers. The retainers are formed at locations opposite the bosses of the front cabinet. Each of the retainers has an end face and a screw insertion hole that is formed on the end face. The screws are disposed through the screw insertion holes of the retainers and threaded into the threaded holes of the bosses to fasten the rear cabinet to the front cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Shinichiro SAKAMOTO, Yuki OGAKI, Hideo YONEZAWA