Patents by Inventor Mitsuhiro Kasahara

Mitsuhiro Kasahara 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: 9380697
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: electronic elements; expandable and contractible conductors each disposed between two of the electronic elements adjacent to each other; a seal which covers the electronic elements and the conductors except principal surfaces of the electronic elements and first surfaces of the conductors, the principal surfaces of the electronic elements and the first surfaces of the conductors being present on a same plane on which surfaces of the seal are present; and leading electrode films each of which is attached in a film-like form to three surfaces which are the surface of the seal positioned between one of the electronic elements and one of the conductors, the first surface of the conductor, and part of the principal surface of the electronic element, to electrically connect the electronic element and the conductor through the leading electrode film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Tomita, Mitsuhiro Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20150216037
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: electronic elements; expandable and contractible conductors each disposed between two of the electronic elements adjacent to each other; a seal which covers the electronic elements and the conductors except principal surfaces of the electronic elements and first surfaces of the conductors, the principal surfaces of the electronic elements and the first surfaces of the conductors being present on a same plane on which surfaces of the seal are present; and leading electrode films each of which is attached in a film-like form to three surfaces which are the surface of the seal positioned between one of the electronic elements and one of the conductors, the first surface of the conductor, and part of the principal surface of the electronic element, to electrically connect the electronic element and the conductor through the leading electrode film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: YOSHIHIRO TOMITA, MITSUHIRO KASAHARA
  • Publication number: 20130038610
    Abstract: A user who views a display image through shutter glasses (50) is prevented from sensing illumination flicker. Plasma display apparatus (40) as an image display apparatus includes plasma display panel (10) as an image display section and a driver circuit. The driver circuit includes control signal generation circuit (45) for generating a shutter opening/closing timing signal, illumination light frequency detecting circuit (48) for detecting the blinking cycle of illumination light as an illumination frequency, and video frequency converting circuit (49) for altering a field frequency of the 3D image signal. The shutter opening/closing timing signal has a right-eye timing signal and a left-eye timing signal. In response to the illumination frequency detected by illumination light frequency detecting circuit (48), video frequency converting circuit (49) alters the field frequency of the 3D image signal and control signal generation circuit (45) alters the frequency of the shutter opening/closing timing signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiko Origuchi, Mitsuhiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 8125410
    Abstract: A test pattern generation circuit outputs a test pattern during a clock phase adjustment period. A flip-flop circuit latches the test pattern at the fall of a shift clock and outputs it as a test pattern. A latch miss detection circuit outputs a latch miss detection signal indicating presence/absence of a latch miss generation according to the test pattern and a delay shift clock. A clock phase controller delays the shift clock according to the latch miss detection signal, thereby outputting a delay shift clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tanaka, Akio Niwa, Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Tadayuki Masumori, Mamoru Seike
  • Patent number: 7483084
    Abstract: In an image display apparatus, a video signal is divided for each field into a plurality of sub-fields, each of which is weighted according to the duration of time or number of pulses. The plurality of sub-fields are temporally superimposed for display, so that a grayscale representation is provided. A video signal for the current field is delayed by one field, and output as a video signal for the previous field. Based on the video signal for the current field and the video signal for the previous field, a luminance gradient of an image is detected. A difference between the video signal for the current field and the video signal for the previous field is calculated. Based on the calculated difference and the detected gradient, the amount of motion of the image is calculated by a detecting circuit. Based on the calculated amount of motion of the image, dynamic false contours are reduced by an image data processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawamura, Haruko Terai, Junta Asano, Mitsuhiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 7474354
    Abstract: A binarizer binarizes a video signal input from an A/D converter and a video signal output from a line memory using an average luminance value provided from a detection window video signal processor as a threshold value, and outputs a binary pattern. A reference pattern generator generates a plurality of reference patterns. An angle detector compares the binary pattern with each of the plurality of reference patterns, and outputs the angle of a matched reference pattern as angle information. An arc shape detector outputs the edge angle information of a picture based on a combination of the angle information of an interpolation scanning line including an object interpolation pixel and the angle information of interpolation scanning lines above and below the interpolation scanning line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawamura, Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Tomoaki Daigi
  • Patent number: 7446815
    Abstract: A first video signal generation circuit newly generates pixels between pixels in a first progressive video field signal outputted by a first progressive video generation circuit, and outputs a third progressive video field signal. A second video signal generation circuit newly generates pixels between pixels in a second progressive video field signal outputted by a second progressive video generation circuit, and outputs a fourth progressive video field signal. A comparison circuit compares the third progressive video field signal and the fourth progressive video field signal, and outputs the result of the comparison as motion amount information. An output circuit synthesizes an intra-field interpolation signal and a frame interfiled interpolation signal on the basis of the motion amount information, and outputs a composite signal as a progressive video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Tomoaki Daigi, Hideaki Kawamura, Hideto Nakahigashi, Tomoko Morita
  • Patent number: 7443365
    Abstract: The combination patterns of emissions and non-emissions from the n-th sub-field to the m-th sub-field (where m and n are integers smaller than the total number of sub-fields, and m is greater than n) for a first pixel, a second pixel, a third pixel, and a fourth pixel that are vertically and horizontally adjacent in each of the areas in a display panel are different from one another. Among the first pixel to the fourth pixel vertically and horizontally adjacent in each area of the display panel, the grayscale value displayed by each of the first pixel and the second pixel arranged in one diagonal positions is lower than the average of the grayscale values displayed by the first pixel to the fourth pixel, while the grayscale value displayed by each of the third pixel and the fourth pixel arranged in the other diagonal positions is higher than the average of the grayscale values displayed by the first pixel to the fourth pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haruko Terai, Hideaki Kawamura, Junta Asano, Mitsuhiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 7388617
    Abstract: A plurality of interlaced video signals respectively corresponding to a plurality of continuous fields are generated by first, second, and third one-field delay circuits on the basis of an inputted interlaced video signal. A first progressive video field signal is generated by a first progressive video generation circuit on the basis of the plurality of interlaced video signals. A second progressive video field signal is generated by a second progressive video generation circuit on the basis of the plurality of interlaced video signals. Motion amount information in the vertical direction of a picture is calculated by a comparison circuit on the basis of the first progressive video field signal and the second progressive video field signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Tomoaki Daigi, Hideaki Kawamura, Hideto Nakahigashi, Tomoko Morita
  • Patent number: 7236147
    Abstract: A gray level conversion/diffusion circuit diffuses the difference between a non-display gray level and a display gray level by error diffusion processing when a video signal is a video signal of the non-display gray level, a video signal-sub-field corresponder converts a video signal of one field after diffusion to a video signal every sub-field, and a sub-field processor, a scanning and sustain driving circuits and a data driving circuit make a discharge cell of a plasma display panel emit light or emit no light every sub-field in response to the video signal every sub-field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoko Morita, Mitsuhiro Kasahara
  • Publication number: 20060220992
    Abstract: A test pattern generation circuit (100) outputs a test pattern (TP) during a clock phase adjustment period. A flip-flop circuit (110) latches the test pattern (TP) at the fall of a shift clock (SCK) and outputs it as a test pattern (Tpa). A latch miss detection circuit (130) outputs a latch miss detection signal (LM) indicating presence/absence of a latch miss generation according to the test pattern (TPa) and a delay shift clock (DSCK). A clock phase control section (120) delays the shift clock (SCK) according to the latch miss detection signal (LM), thereby outputting a delay shift clock (DSCK).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Kazuhito Tanaka, Akio Niwa, Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Tadayuki Masumori, Mamoru Seike
  • Patent number: 7050022
    Abstract: A subfield lighting rate measuring unit detects a lighting rate for each subfield, and a subfield processor controls a scan driver and a sustain driver so that a recovery time of each sustain pulse, a resonance time of LC resonance and a sustain period become longer as the detected lighting rate for each subfield becomes smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Kigo, Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Mitsuhiro Mori, Jumpéi Hashiguchi
  • Publication number: 20060072044
    Abstract: In an image display apparatus, a video signal is divided for each field into a plurality of sub-fields, each of which is weighted according to the duration of time or number of pulses. The plurality of sub-fields are temporally superimposed for display, so that a grayscale representation is provided. A video signal for the current field is delayed by one field, and output as a video signal for the previous field. Based on the video signal for the current field and the video signal for the previous field, a luminance gradient of an image is detected. A difference between the video signal for the current field and the video signal for the previous field is calculated. Based on the calculated difference and the detected gradient, the amount of motion of the image is calculated by a detecting circuit. Based on the calculated amount of motion of the image, dynamic false contours are reduced by an image data processing circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawamura, Haruko Terai, Junta Asano, Mitsuhiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 6999128
    Abstract: An inter-frame motion detector detects the presence or absence of motion between frames on the basis of judgment whether or not an inter-frame difference is not more than a set value. A vertical edge continuity detector calculates difference values between an object pixel and pixels above or below the object pixel in an inlaid picture, and detects whether or not there is horizontal continuity of an inter-field vertical edge on the basis of judgment whether or not the signs of the difference values are the same continuously over not less than a predetermined number of pixels, in the horizontal direction, including the object pixel. When it is detected that there is no motion between frames, and it is detected that there is horizontal continuity of the inter-field vertical edge, it is judged that a picture is in a completely still state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Tomoaki Daigi, Hideaki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 6965358
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus and a method applied to a plasma display panel or other display panel, achieving a gray scale display by using a plurality of weighted subfields. The apparatus comprises a gray scale limiting/difference diffusion circuit (17) for converting gray scale levels in a supplied image signal to specific gray scale levels that do not easily create pseudo contours in moving picture areas and to intermediate gray scale levels between the specific gray scale levels, and diffusing the difference between the converted gray scale level and the original gray scale level to adjacent pixels, and a dither circuit (19) for generating a video signal to display the converted gray scale level from the circuit (17) alternately in even and odd fields. The dither circuit (19) generates the video signal in which the gray scale levels offset the dither level above and below the dithered gray scale are alternately presented when the converted gray scale level is a dithered gray scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Yuichi Ishikawa, Tomoko Morita
  • Patent number: 6924844
    Abstract: A binarizer binarizes a video signal VD1 inputted from an A/D converter and a video signal VD2 outputted from a line memory using an average luminance value LU fed from a detection window video signal processor as a threshold value, to output a binary pattern BI. A reference pattern generator generates a plurality of reference patterns RA. A first pattern matching angle detector compares the binary pattern BI with each of the plurality of reference patterns RA, to output the angle of the reference pattern RA which matches with the binary pattern BI as angle information PA. A detected isolation point remover 4 outputs angle signal AN when the angle information PA has continuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawamura, Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Tomoaki Daigi
  • Patent number: RE39711
    Abstract: A temperature difference estimated value is found from a video signal using a temperature estimated value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of a display screen of a PDP and a reference value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of the PDP which is outputted from a panel periphery temperature setter by a temperature difference estimator, and the luminance of an image displayed on a display is controlled depending on the temperature difference estimated value by a controller and a brightness controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Yuichi Ishikawa, Tomoko Morita
  • Patent number: RE39740
    Abstract: A temperature difference estimated value is found from a video signal using a temperature estimated value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of a display screen of a PDP and a reference value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of the PDP which is outputted from a panel periphery temperature setter by a temperature difference estimator, and the luminance of an image displayed on a display is controlled depending on the temperature difference estimated value by a controller and a brightness controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Yuichi Ishikawa, Tomoko Morita
  • Patent number: RE39741
    Abstract: A temperature difference estimated value is found from a video signal using a temperature estimated value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of a display screen of a PDP and a reference value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of the PDP which is outputted from a panel periphery temperature setter by a temperature difference estimator, and the luminance of an image displayed on a display is controlled depending on the temperature difference estimated value by a controller and a brightness controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Yuichi Ishikawa, Tomoko Morita
  • Patent number: RE39742
    Abstract: A temperature difference estimated value is found from a video signal using a temperature estimated value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of a display screen of a PDP and a reference value representing the temperature of the panel outer periphery of the PDP which is outputted from a panel periphery temperature setter by a temperature difference estimator, and the luminance of an image displayed on a display is controlled depending on the temperature difference estimated value by a controller and a brightness controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kasahara, Yuichi Ishikawa, Tomoko Morita