Patents by Inventor Megumi Itoh

Megumi Itoh 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: 9140716
    Abstract: A display system of the present invention for a vehicle includes plural speed display areas which are capable of being simultaneously displayed, such as a first speed display area and a second speed display area, and a display controlling section causing predetermined one of speed display areas to display speed and for causing other one or more of speed display areas to display information other than speed according to necessity. This allows decrease in false recognition of the speed. With this, a display system for a vehicle can be provided, the display system being able to improve safety of driving by a user by getting rid of false recognition of speed, which is important information for safe driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeo Abe, Aki Miake, Takeshi Yamamoto, Toshiya Takahashi, Shinichirou Ota, Megumi Itoh, Koji Sato, Mika Akada
  • Publication number: 20140258903
    Abstract: Visibility of an icon which is on the edge of a display area which is hidden by a finger is enhanced. When a distance between the movement base position and the movement destination position of the icon is short, the icon is displayed to be moved via a detour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kanbara, Megumi Itoh, Masaki Tabata, Shuhei Nakamoto, Kentaro Uekane
  • Patent number: 8331622
    Abstract: An automotive display device, which allows the user to easily recognize the sameness of an information image even if the shape of the image is changed, is realized. An automotive display device (1) includes a display section (13) for displaying a vehicle information image including information regarding a vehicle. The vehicle information image is a 3-D image. The automotive display device (1) further includes an image processing section (113) for generating a vehicle information image seen from a fixed viewpoint, an image display processing section (114) for displaying the vehicle information image on the display section (13), and an ETC information detection section (21) that detects a driving condition of the vehicle. The image processing section (113) rotates the vehicle information image around a predetermined axis and for a predetermined angle, in accordance with ETC information obtained by the ETC information detecting section (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Megumi Itoh, Toshiya Takahashi, Shinichirou Ota, Aki Miake, Takeshi Yamamoto, Masayuki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8045003
    Abstract: A display screen of an onboard display device is disposed so that a speedometer is displayed in front of a driver of a vehicle. When a right-turn instruction is detected, a blinker is displayed and a rightward rear view image outside the vehicle is displayed on the right side of the display screen. When a left-turn instruction is detected, a blinker is displayed and a leftward rear view image outside the vehicle is displayed on the left side of the display screen. Displaying the image in different positions of the display screen according to the right or the left turn instruction facilitates an intuitive determination of a meaning of the image and makes it easier to drive the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nohno, Megumi Itoh, Toshiya Takahashi, Takeshi Yamamoto, Aki Miake, Mitsukazu Okuda, Takeshi Doi
  • Patent number: 7969294
    Abstract: An onboard display device includes a display section attached to an instrument panel of a vehicle. The section has a second display area and a first display area. The second display area shows at least the speed as vehicle condition images indicating the conditions of the vehicle. The first display area shows a navigation image and other secondary images. The display section measures greater in width than in height with an aspect ratio of 7:3 or greater. The aspect ratio is the width/height ratio of a display area. The onboard display device allows for a visibility-improved simultaneous display of the secondary image, such as a navigation image, and the vehicle condition image, such as a speed display, which presents information on the conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamamoto, Aki Miake, Toshiya Takahashi, Megumi Itoh, Mitsukazu Okuda, Takeshi Doi, Takeo Abe
  • Patent number: 7835854
    Abstract: In a condition detection and display system (100), an omnidirectional camera (1), internal condition sensors (3), external condition sensors (4), and others detect a condition of a vehicle and surroundings around the vehicle, image data which is a detection result obtained by the aforesaid members and contains an image of the vehicle is selected from an image database (6), and the selected image data is displayed on a liquid crystal panel (7) at a position close to a display of a speedometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamamoto, Aki Miake, Toshiya Takahashi, Megumi Itoh, Mitsukazu Okuda, Takeshi Doi
  • Publication number: 20100265053
    Abstract: An onboard display device includes a display section attached to an instrument panel of a vehicle. The section has a second display area and a first display area. The second display area shows at least the speed as vehicle condition images indicating the conditions of the vehicle. The first display area shows a navigation image and other secondary images. The display section measures greater in width than in height with an aspect ratio of 7:3 or greater. The aspect ratio is the width/height ratio of a display area. The onboard display device allows for a visibility-improved simultaneous display of the secondary image, such as a navigation image, and the vehicle condition image, such as a speed display, which presents information on the conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi YAMAMOTO, Aki MIAKE, Toshiya TAKAHASHI, Megumi ITOH, Mitsukazu OKUDA, Takeshi DOI, Takeo ABE
  • Patent number: 7755593
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device (100) includes mean value computing sections (9a, 9b) and an optical intensity regulation section (11). The mean value computing section (9a) outputs a mean luminance level (A1) for the pixels forming an image display produced in a driver seat display area (2). The mean value computing section (9b) outputs a mean luminance level (A2) for the pixels forming an image display produced in a front passenger seat display area (3). The optical intensity regulation section (11) controls (regulates) the output optical intensity of backlights (4a, 4b) according to the mean luminance level (A1) and the mean luminance level (A2). As a result, the luminance of the image display in the front passenger seat display area (3) is further limited than the luminance of the image display in the driver seat display area (2). The control ensures high visibility of image displays for the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamamoto, Aki Miake, Toshiya Takahashi, Megumi Itoh, Mitsukazu Okuda, Takeshi Doi
  • Patent number: 7729514
    Abstract: A display section displays a speedometer having a substantially circular shape on an outer circumference of which a speed scale is provided. Then, that point on the outer circumference of the speedometer which indicates a speed at a moment is calculated. Further a speed that is attained at a given time period (e.g. 0.5 second) after the moment if the speed is increased at an acceleration at the moment is calculated. An arc-shaped pointer is displayed, the arc-shaped pointer passing (i) the calculated point of the speed scale, (ii) a middle point between the calculated point of the speed scale and a center of the speedometer, and (iii) the center of the speedometer. With this arrangement, a display device displaying the speedometer allows a driver to easily recognize the speed and an amount of a change therein (i.e. acceleration).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Megumi Itoh, Toshiya Takahashi, Shinichirou Ota, Aki Miake, Takeshi Yamamoto, Keiichiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20100115434
    Abstract: A user interface generator of generating a user interface from user interface template data for execution comprises a UI template selecting section (20) for selecting the user interface template data from service description data describing service that the user utilizes and terminal data expressing the state of a terminal device that the user utilizes and a UI description generating section (50) for generating the user interface from the service description data and the user interface template data selected by the UI template selecting section (20). This provides a method for using a template to flexibly generate a user interface and a user interface generator using the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Ryouta Yagi, Satoshi Terada, Megumi Itoh
  • Patent number: 7653486
    Abstract: There is provided a system for showing a multi-directional image of surroundings of transportation device requiring a manual maneuver, when starting the transportation device in a parked state (stop state). The surroundings exhibiting system is constituted by an omnidirectional camera, an ignition instruction detection sensor, a control section including a CPU and a frame memory, and a liquid crystal panel. The omnidirectional camera captures an omnidirectional image of the surroundings around the transportation device in synchronization with a driver's ignition instruction detected by the ignition instruction detection sensor. Further, the captured image data is temporally stored in the frame memory, and the stored image data is sequentially transmitted to the liquid crystal panel so as to be displayed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiya Takahashi, Megumi Itoh, Mitsukazu Okuda, Takeshi Yamamoto, Aki Miake, Takeshi Doi
  • Publication number: 20090112389
    Abstract: In a condition detection and display system (100), an omnidirectional camera (1), internal condition sensors (3), external condition sensors (4), and others detect a condition of a vehicle and surroundings around the vehicle, image data which is a detection result obtained by the aforesaid members and contains an image of the vehicle is selected from an image database (6), and the selected image data is displayed on a liquid crystal panel (7) at a position close to a display of a speedometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamamoto, Aki Miake, Toshiya Takahashi, Megumi Itoh, Mitsukazu Okuda, Takeshi Doi
  • Publication number: 20080258892
    Abstract: A display section displays a speedometer having a substantially circular shape on an outer circumference of which a speed scale is provided. Then, that point on the outer circumference of the speedometer which indicates a speed at a moment is calculated. Further a speed that is attained at a given time period (e.g. 0.5 second) after the moment if the speed is increased at an acceleration at the moment is calculated. An arc-shaped pointer is displayed, the arc-shaped pointer passing (i) the calculated point of the speed scale, (ii) a middle point between the calculated point of the speed scale and a center of the speedometer, and (iii) the center of the speedometer. With this arrangement, a display device displaying the speedometer allows a driver to easily recognize the speed and an amount of a change therein (i.e. acceleration).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Megumi Itoh, Toshiya Takahashi, Shinichirou Ota, Aki Miake, Takeshi Yamamoto, Keiichiro Sato
  • Publication number: 20080258897
    Abstract: An automotive display device, which allows the user to easily recognize the sameness of an information image even if the shape of the image is changed, is realized. An automotive display device (1) includes a display section (13) for displaying a vehicle information image including information regarding a vehicle. The vehicle information image is a 3-D image. The automotive display device (1) further includes an image processing section (113) for generating a vehicle information image seen from a fixed viewpoint, an image display processing section (114) for displaying the vehicle information image on the display section (13), and an ETC information detection section (21) that detects a driving condition of the vehicle. The image processing section (113) rotates the vehicle information image around a predetermined axis and for a predetermined angle, in accordance with ETC information obtained by the ETC information detecting section (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2005
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Megumi Itoh, Toshiya Takahashi, Shinichirou Ota, Aki Miake, Takeshi Yamamoto, Masayuki Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20080252439
    Abstract: An onboard display device in accordance with the present invention includes a display section (11) attached to an instrument panel of a vehicle. The section (11) has a second display area (11b) and a first display area (11a). The second display area (11b) shows at least the speed as vehicle condition images indicating the conditions of the vehicle. The first display area (11a) shows a navigation image and other secondary images. The display section (11) measures greater in width than in height with an aspect ratio of 7:3 or greater. The aspect ratio is the width/height ratio of a display area. The onboard display device allows for a visibility-improved simultaneous display of the secondary image, such as a navigation image, and the vehicle condition image, such as a speed display, which presents information on the conditions of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamamoto, Aki Miake, Toshiya Takahashi, Megumi Itoh, Mitsukazu Okuda, Takeshi Doi, Takeo Abe
  • Patent number: D719971
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Tabata, Shingo Yamashita, Megumi Itoh, Miho Kageyama, Kenji Ishibashi
  • Patent number: D719972
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Tabata, Shingo Yamashita, Megumi Itoh, Miho Kageyama, Kenji Ishibashi
  • Patent number: D726216
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Tabata, Shingo Yamashita, Megumi Itoh, Miho Kageyama, Kenji Ishibashi
  • Patent number: D726217
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Tabata, Shingo Yamashita, Megumi Itoh, Miho Kageyama, Kenji Ishibashi
  • Patent number: D732571
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Yamashita, Megumi Itoh, Miho Kageyama, Kenji Ishibashi