Patents by Inventor Hiroshi Mitani

Hiroshi Mitani 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: 11211579
    Abstract: In the present embodiment, a sealing agent (50) sealing two substates contains a low melting-point glass material and is adhered to each of a first substrate (10) and a second substrate (20), a barrier rib (60), which is formed in such a manner as to surround the outer periphery of an electronic element (30), is disposed between the sealing agent (50) and the electronic element (30), and between the first substrate (10) and the second substrate (20), and the sealing agent (50) is spaced apart from the barrier rib (60). As a result, a deterioration of the electronic element, caused by the heat produced when sealing, may be prevented while the electronic element formed between the two substrates is protected from moisture and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuhki Kobayashi, Shinichi Kawato, Kiyoshi Minoura, Shinji Shimada, Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Masahiro Mitani, Kohzoh Nakamura, Katsuhiko Kishimoto, Yozo Narutaki
  • Publication number: 20210370847
    Abstract: A capturing device has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a subject during a daytime, the subject includes a vehicle. The capturing device further includes an image sensor that captures an image based on light from the subject focused by the lens, and a processor that generates a face image of an occupant riding in the vehicle based on a first number of captured imaged of the subject which are captured by the image sensor at different times. The processor generates the face image of the occupant further based on a second number of captured images in which a luminance value of a region of interest is equal to or smaller than a threshold value among the first number of captured images of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma KOBAYASHI, Tetsuo TANAKA, Toshiaki ITO, Shinichi MURAKAMI, Michinori KISHIMOTO, Hiroshi MITANI, Jyouji WADA
  • Patent number: 11117529
    Abstract: A capturing camera has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a vehicle as a subject, an image sensor that captures an image based on light from the vehicle focused by the lens, a filter unit that rotatably supports a polarization filter which limits the light from the vehicle received by the image sensor, a sensor that detects a daytime mode or a night mode, a processor that disposes the polarization filter on a front side of the image sensor in the daytime mode, and disposes a band pass filter on the front side of the image sensor in the night mode, and an illuminator that irradiates the subject with IR light in the night mode. The filter unit switchably supports the polarization filter and the band pass filter that transmits the IR light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Kobayashi, Tetsuo Tanaka, Toshiaki Ito, Shinichi Murakami, Michinori Kishimoto, Hiroshi Mitani, Jyouji Wada
  • Publication number: 20200101906
    Abstract: A capturing camera has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a vehicle as a subject, an image sensor that captures an image based on light from the vehicle focused by the lens, a filter unit that rotatably supports a polarization filter which limits the light from the vehicle received by the image sensor, a sensor that detects a daytime mode or a night mode, a processor that disposes the polarization filter on a front side of the image sensor in the daytime mode, and disposes a band pass filter on the front side of the image sensor in the night mode, and an illuminator that irradiates the subject with IR light in the night mode. The filter unit switchably supports the polarization filter and the band pass filter that transmits the IR light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma KOBAYASHI, Tetsuo TANAKA, Toshiaki ITO, Shinichi MURAKAMI, Michinori KISHIMOTO, Hiroshi MITANI, Jyouji WADA
  • Patent number: 10324296
    Abstract: A display device displays video for a virtual image. The display device includes a video generation unit generates image light representing the video, a concave mirror has a reflective surface on which the image light is reflected, and a support mechanism adjusts a position of the concave mirror. The concave mirror has, in each position on the reflective surface, a first radius of curvature in the first direction and a second radius of curvature in a second direction. The first radius of curvature and the second radius of curvature individually change and have different rates of change. The reflective surface has a shape following a partial region on an outer surface of an ellipsoid. The ellipsoid has a radius along the first direction that is greater than a radius along the second direction and a radius along a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mitani, Katsuo Saigou, Kenya Uomori
  • Patent number: 10209518
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus, in which a shift of a transmission or reflection wavelength characteristic due to an incident angle of light is suppressed, and observation of external light necessary for display and image light necessary for display is possible. The display apparatus of the present disclosure includes an image light generator that generates image light by use of light in each of at least a first wavelength band, a second wavelength band, and a third wavelength band, and a light synthesizing part that transmits external light and reflects the image light. The light synthesizing part has a transparent substrate having a concave surface on which the image light is reflected, and a film that is provided on the concave surface of the substrate, reflects the image light, and transmits light in a predetermined wavelength band of the external light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuo Saigo, Hiroshi Mitani
  • Publication number: 20180234670
    Abstract: The display device has a microdisplay, a mirror, and a three-dimensional renderer. The microdisplay has a display surface. A width of the display surface is narrower than a pupil distance between user's right and left pupils. The microdisplay is disposed so that a center of the display surface is equally distant from the right and the left pupils, and the display surface is directed toward a line of sight of the user. The mirror is located at a position at which the display image displayed on the display surface has one-time reflection so that the user views the virtual image symmetrically curved. The three-dimensional renderer processes an input signal and generates the display image to be displayed on the display surface so that when the user views the virtual image, the user accepts the virtual image as if the virtual image is displayed on a three-dimensional surface surrounding the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: HIROSHI MITANI, KATSUO SAIGOU, KENYA UOMORI
  • Publication number: 20180217381
    Abstract: A display device displays video for a virtual image. The display device includes a video generation unit generates image light representing the video, a concave mirror has a reflective surface on which the image light is reflected, and a support mechanism adjusts a position of the concave mirror. The concave mirror has, in each position on the reflective surface, a first radius of curvature in the first direction and a second radius of curvature in a second direction. The first radius of curvature and the second radius of curvature individually change and have different rates of change. The reflective surface has a shape following a partial region on an outer surface of an ellipsoid. The ellipsoid has a radius along the first direction that is greater than a radius along the second direction and a radius along a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: HIROSHI MITANI, KATSUO SAIGOU, KENYA UOMORI
  • Patent number: 9641829
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a first light source; a second light source; a deflection unit for deflecting the light emitted from the first light source toward a viewing position of the first image and deflecting the light emitted from the second light source toward a viewing position of the second image; and a spatial light modulator that has a plurality of pixels each of which includes a plurality of subpixels, and modulates the light having passed through the deflection unit on the basis of a first image signal and a second image signal. Each of subpixels is formed in a shape where the length in the first direction, which is substantially parallel with the line connecting the viewing position of the first image to the viewing position of the second image, is longer than or equal to the length in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuo Saigo, Hiroshi Mitani, Kei Tasaka, Kazuo Okamoto, Shuji Inoue
  • Patent number: 9506892
    Abstract: A sensor capable of detecting detection targets that are necessary to be detected with high sensitivity is provided. It comprises a field-effect transistor 1A having a substrate 2, a source electrode 4 and a drain electrode 5 provided on said substrate 2, and a channel 6 forming a current path between said source electrode 4 and said drain electrode 5; wherein said field-effect transistor 1A comprises: an interaction-sensing gate 9 for immobilizing thereon a specific substance 10 that is capable of selectively interacting with the detection targets; and a gate 7 applied a voltage thereto so as to detect the interaction by the change of the characteristic of said field-effect transistor 1A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Atsuhiko Kojima, Satoru Nagao, Masanori Katou, Yutaka Yamada, Kazuhiro Nagaike, Yasuo Ifuku, Hiroshi Mitani
  • Publication number: 20160341965
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus, in which a shift of a transmission or reflection wavelength characteristic due to an incident angle of light is suppressed, and observation of external light necessary for display and image light necessary for display is possible. The display apparatus of the present disclosure includes an image light generator that generates image light by use of light in each of at least a first wavelength band, a second wavelength band, and a third wavelength band, and a light synthesizing part that transmits external light and reflects the image light. The light synthesizing part has a transparent substrate having a concave surface on which the image light is reflected, and a film that is provided on the concave surface of the substrate, reflects the image light, and transmits light in a predetermined wavelength band of the external light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Katsuo SAIGO, Hiroshi MITANI
  • Patent number: 9472094
    Abstract: A display device includes a display portion for displaying a video, a generator for generating a synchronization signal including a command signal synchronized with display of frame images of the video and a transmitter for transmitting the synchronization signal. The command signal including a predetermined member of pulse signals has a leading pulse signal for notifying a start of the command signal, a terminal pulse signal for notifying an end of the command signal and a control pulse signal for notifying a content of synchronization control synchronized with the display of the frame images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mihara, Hiroshi Mitani, Shuji Inoue, Masanobu Inoe, Katsuo Saigo, Seiji Nakazawa
  • Publication number: 20160223818
    Abstract: An image display device of the present disclosure includes a display element configured to project image light based on an input image signal, a concave mirror configured to transmit external environment light incident from outside and to reflect the image light from the display element, and a housing configured to retain the display element and the concave mirror in a predetermined position relation, and having an opening portion for allowing the external environment light and the image light to pass therethrough. The concave mirror and the display element are mounted on the housing in the predetermined position relation in which the concave mirror guides the reflected light of the image light to a fixed direction toward the opening portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Kei TASAKA, Katsuo SAIGO, Hiroshi MITANI
  • Publication number: 20150249820
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a first light source; a second light source; a deflection unit for deflecting the light emitted from the first light source toward a viewing position of the first image and deflecting the light emitted from the second light source toward a viewing position of the second image; and a spatial light modulator that has a plurality of pixels each of which includes a plurality of subpixels, and modulates the light having passed through the deflection unit on the basis of a first image signal and a second image signal. Each of subpixels is formed in a shape where the length in the first direction, which is substantially parallel with the line connecting the viewing position of the first image to the viewing position of the second image, is longer than or equal to the length in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuo SAIGO, Hiroshi MITANI, Kei TASAKA, Kazuo OKAMOTO, Shuji INOUE
  • Patent number: 9113161
    Abstract: Provided is a video system equipped with a video display apparatus and video viewing glasses used for viewing a video displayed on the video display apparatus. The video display apparatus includes: a display section for displaying the video; a synchronizing signal generator for generating an external synchronizing signal in synchronism with the video to notify a display end of a frame constituting the video in synchronism with the video; and a synchronizing signal transmitter for transmitting the external synchronizing signal to the video viewing glasses. The video viewing glasses include: a synchronizing signal receiver for receiving the external synchronizing signal; an optical filter section having a pair of optical filters for adjusting light amounts to be transmitted to left and right eyes of a viewer, respectively; and an optical filter controller for controlling the optical filter section in response to the external synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Mihara, Shuji Inoue, Hiroshi Mitani, Masanobu Inoe, Keizo Matsumoto, Kazuo Okamoto, Katsuo Saigo
  • Publication number: 20150102283
    Abstract: A sensor capable of detecting detection targets that are necessary to be detected with high sensitivity is provided. It comprises a field-effect transistor 1A having a substrate 2, a source electrode 4 and a drain electrode 5 provided on said substrate 2, and a channel 6 forming a current path between said source electrode 4 and said drain electrode 5; wherein said field-effect transistor 1A comprises: an interaction-sensing gate 9 for immobilizing thereon a specific substance 10 that is capable of selectively interacting with the detection targets; and a gate 7 applied a voltage thereto so as to detect the interaction by the change of the characteristic of said field-effect transistor 1A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Atsuhiko Kojima, Satoru Nagao, Masanori Katou, Yutaka Yamada, Kazuhiro Nagaike, Yasuo Ifuku, Hiroshi Mitani
  • Patent number: 8953017
    Abstract: A source device combines right-eye video frame data with left-eye video frame data into combined video frame data every video frame. Then, the source device generates a plurality of packets by dividing the combined video frame data into packets so as to insert information on a horizontal position for a horizontal display time interval and information on a vertical position for a vertical display time interval of a first pixel of the combined video frame data stored in the packets, into a header of each packet for transmitting the combined video frame data, as information for identifying right-eye video frame data and left-eye video frame data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Tatsuta, Makoto Funabiki, Hiroshi Ohue, Hiroshi Mitani, Toshiroh Nishio
  • Patent number: 8934001
    Abstract: An eyeglass device for assisting in viewing a video to be stereoscopically perceived includes an optical filter portion with left and right filters for adjusting light amount to be transmitted to left and right eyes, respectively and a controller for controlling adjustment operation of the light amount by the optical filter portion, wherein the controller switches a control mode of the optical filter portion between a first control mode of controlling the optical filter portion so that the adjustment operation becomes synchronized with display of a frame image of the video and a second control mode of controlling the optical filter so that that the adjustment operation becomes slower than a frame rate of the video to make a viewer perceive the adjustment operation which is asynchronous with the display of the frame image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Inoue, Hiroshi Mitani, Kazuhiro Mihara, Masanobu Inoe, Katsuo Saigo, Seiji Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 8773518
    Abstract: An image display method can make the total time of light emission longer per display line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kato, Hiroshi Mitani, Takahiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8772099
    Abstract: A method of detecting a detection target using a sensor requires a sensor having a transistor selected from the group of field-effect transistors or single electron transistors. The transistor includes a substrate, a source electrode disposed on the substrate and a drain electrode disposed on the substrate, and a channel forming a current path between the source electrode and the drawing electrode; an interaction-sensing gate comprising a specific substance; and a voltage gate. The method includes (a) providing the detection target on the interaction-sensing gate; (b) setting the gate voltage in the voltage gate at a predetermined level; (c) selectively interacting the specific substance with the detection target; (d) when the detection target interacts with the specific substance, changing a gate voltage in the voltage gate to adjust a characteristic of the transistor; and (e) measuring a change in the characteristic of the transistor to determine a presence of the detection target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Agency
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Matsumoto, Atsuhiko Kojima, Satoru Nagao, Masanori Katou, Yutaka Yamada, Kazuhiro Nagaike, Yasuo Ifuku, Hiroshi Mitani