Patents by Inventor Koichiro Ota

Koichiro Ota 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: 20200371605
    Abstract: A first projector transmits first image information to each of a second projector and a third projector. The second projector displays a first image on a screen based on the first image information, detects the position of a pointer with respect to the screen, and transmits first information indicating the position of the pointer to the first projector. The first projector generates a first drawing object based on the first information and transmits second image information including the first drawing object to each of the second projector and the third projector. Each of the second projector and the third projector displays a second image based on the second image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masataka YOSHIDA, Koichiro OTA
  • Publication number: 20200365068
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ANO, Koichiro OTA, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI, Kento YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10769974
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Ano, Koichiro Ota, Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi, Kento Yamada
  • Patent number: 10373589
    Abstract: A display system includes a remote controller that includes a communication unit that transmits operation data to a projector, and an operation unit that receives an operation. The projector includes a remote controller light receiving unit that receives the operation data transmitted from the remote controller, a communication I/F unit that communicates with projectors, and a display unit that displays one setting screen selected from among a plurality of setting screens constituting a hierarchical structure in a case where the display unit is selected as an object to be set by the remote controller. The projector transmits an item identifier indicating a hierarchy of the setting screen being currently displayed to the projectors in a case where a switching instruction for switching an object to be set to the projectors is received from the remote controller during the display of the setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Ota, Kazuhiro Miyoshi
  • Publication number: 20190221147
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ANO, Koichiro OTA, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI, Kento YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10338750
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first detection section detects the position of a first indicator on the image. A second detection section detects the position of a second indicator on the image. A storage section includes a first storage region corresponding to the first indicator and a second storage region corresponding to the second indicator. The first storage control section stores a first virtual object relating to the first indicator in the first storage region. The second storage control section stores a second virtual object relating to the second indicator in the second storage region. A first pasting section pastes the first virtual object stored in the first storage region to the image according to an operation of the first indicator. A second pasting section pastes the second virtual object stored in the second storage region to the image according to an operation of the second indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Koichiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10283029
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Ano, Koichiro Ota, Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi, Kento Yamada
  • Patent number: 10274816
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit which displays an image; a detection unit which detects positions of first and second pointers on the image; a storage unit having a storage area corresponding to the pointers; a storage control unit which causes first and second virtual objects associated with the first and second pointers to be stored in the storage area, with the first and second virtual objects corresponding to first and second identifiers, respectively; and a pasting unit which pastes the first virtual object stored corresponding to the first identifier in the storage area to the image in response to an operation of the first pointer, and which pastes the second virtual object stored corresponding to the second identifier in the storage area to the image in response to an operation of the second pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10241592
    Abstract: An image projector device includes a projection optical unit through which an image is projected and displayed, a recognition unit that recognizes a user's action related to processing of the image, and a control unit that generates and/or edits a drawing image based on the user's action recognized by the recognition unit and projects and displays the drawing image being generated and/or edited as a projected, displayed image through the projection optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Natori, Koichiro Ota
  • Patent number: 9939943
    Abstract: A client can return a display state of an object to the past. When a point body moves on a screen, a projector draws an object of a line representing a moving trajectory. The projector generates object data representing the object and transmits the generated object data to tablet terminals. The object data contains order information representing generation order of the object. The tablet terminals display the object represented by the transmitted object data on a touch panel. When performing an operation for returning the display, the tablet terminals return the display by object unit based on the order information contained in the object data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Ota, Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi
  • Publication number: 20180061370
    Abstract: A display system includes a remote controller that includes a communication unit that transmits operation data to a projector, and an operation unit that receives an operation. The projector includes a remote controller light receiving unit that receives the operation data transmitted from the remote controller, a communication I/F unit that communicates with projectors, and a display unit that displays one setting screen selected from among a plurality of setting screens constituting a hierarchical structure in a case where the display unit is selected as an object to be set by the remote controller. The projector transmits an item identifier indicating a hierarchy of the setting screen being currently displayed to the projectors in a case where a switching instruction for switching an object to be set to the projectors is received from the remote controller during the display of the setting screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro OTA, Kazuhiro MIYOSHI
  • Publication number: 20180047322
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ANO, Koichiro OTA, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI, Kento YAMADA
  • Patent number: 9864564
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image output unit which outputs a screen displayed on a display unit to an image display device; a display control unit which displays a first screen including a user interface screen at least in a part of the screen; a detection unit which detects that the user interface screen is switched from a first state that does not include predetermined information to a second state that includes the information; and an output control unit which outputs a second screen that does not include the user interface screen, instead of the first screen displayed by the display control unit, to the image output unit, if it is detected that the user interface screen is switched from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kubota, Koichiro Ota
  • Publication number: 20170307970
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit which displays an image; a detection unit which detects positions of first and second pointers on the image; a storage unit having a storage area corresponding to the pointers; a storage control unit which causes first and second virtual objects associated with the first and second pointers to be stored in the storage area, with the first and second virtual objects corresponding to first and second identifiers, respectively; and a pasting unit which pastes the first virtual object stored corresponding to the first identifier in the storage area to the image in response to an operation of the first pointer, and which pastes the second virtual object stored corresponding to the second identifier in the storage area to the image in response to an operation of the second pointer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro OTA
  • Publication number: 20170206053
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image output unit which outputs a screen displayed on a display unit to an image display device; a display control unit which displays a first screen including a user interface screen at least in a part of the screen; a detection unit which detects that the user interface screen is switched from a first state that does not include predetermined information to a second state that includes the information; and an output control unit which outputs a second screen that does not include the user interface screen, instead of the first screen displayed by the display control unit, to the image output unit, if it is detected that the user interface screen is switched from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kubota, Koichiro Ota
  • Publication number: 20170199581
    Abstract: An image projector device includes a projection optical unit through which an image is projected and displayed, a recognition unit that recognizes a user's action related to processing of the image, and a control unit that generates and/or edits a drawing image based on the user's action recognized by the recognition unit and projects and displays the drawing image being generated and/or edited as a projected, displayed image through the projection optical unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi NATORI, Koichiro OTA
  • Patent number: 9645781
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: an image output unit which outputs a screen displayed on a display unit to an image display device; a display control unit which displays a first screen including a user interface screen at least in a part of the screen; a detection unit which detects that the user interface screen is switched from a first state that does not include predetermined information to a second state that includes the information; and an output control unit which outputs a second screen that does not include the user interface screen, instead of the first screen displayed by the display control unit, to the image output unit, if it is detected that the user interface screen is switched from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kubota, Koichiro Ota
  • Patent number: 9639264
    Abstract: An image projector device includes a projection optical unit through which an image is projected and displayed, a recognition unit that recognizes a user's action related to processing of the image, and a control unit that generates and/or edits a drawing image based on the user's action recognized by the recognition unit and projects and displays the drawing image being generated and/or edited as a projected, displayed image through the projection optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Natori, Koichiro Ota
  • Publication number: 20170097737
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first detection section detects the position of a first indicator on the image. A second detection section detects the position of a second indicator on the image. A storage section includes a first storage region corresponding to the first indicator and a second storage region corresponding to the second indicator. The first storage control section stores a first virtual object relating to the first indicator in the first storage region. The second storage control section stores a second virtual object relating to the second indicator in the second storage region. A first pasting section pastes the first virtual object stored in the first storage region to the image according to an operation of the first indicator. A second pasting section pastes the second virtual object stored in the second storage region to the image according to an operation of the second indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Koichiro Ota
  • Publication number: 20170052621
    Abstract: A client can return a display state of an object to the past. When a point body moves on a screen, a projector draws an object of a line representing a moving trajectory. The projector generates object data representing the object and transmits the generated object data to tablet terminals. The object data contains order information representing generation order of the object. The tablet terminals display the object represented by the transmitted object data on a touch panel. When performing an operation for returning the display, the tablet terminals return the display by object unit based on the order information contained in the object data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro OTA, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI