Patents by Inventor Naoto Yumiki

Naoto Yumiki 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: 10926856
    Abstract: An aircraft includes: a plurality of rotor units each including a propeller and a motor that drives the propeller; a plurality of shock absorbers including a first shock absorber and a second shock absorber different from the first shock absorber, the first shock absorber defining a first gas chamber containing a first gas that is less dense than air; and a release unit that is disposed on the first shock absorber and configured to release the first gas contained in the first gas chamber at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Toyama, Naoto Yumiki, Atsuhiro Tsuji, Hiroyuki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10780990
    Abstract: A projection system of the present disclosure includes: a flying object having an exterior body, a flying device that causes the exterior body to fly, and an image capturing device that captures an image; a projection device that projects a capture-dependent image on the exterior body, the captured-dependent image depending on the image; and a controller that causes the projection device to project the capture-dependent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumio Muramatsu, Yukinaga Seki, Masayuki Toyama, Hisao Sasai, Naoto Yumiki
  • Patent number: 10633102
    Abstract: A screen device includes a screen, a plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements, a plurality of second photoelectric conversion elements, a flying object, a support member, and a controller. The plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements are on the screen and are arranged at an outermost periphery, in a frame shape, of an area in which photoelectric conversion elements are arranged. The plurality of second photoelectric conversion elements are on the screen and are arranged inside the area at the outermost periphery covered by the plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements. The flying object is configured to be powered by electric power generated by the plurality of second photoelectric conversion elements. The support member connects the screen with the flying object. The controller is configured to control the flying object based on an evaluation of the electric power generated by the plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Adachi, Motonobu Yoshikawa, Masahiro Inata, Norikazu Katsuyama, Ryo Okumura, Fumio Muramatsu, Naoto Yumiki
  • Publication number: 20190225350
    Abstract: A projection system of the present disclosure includes: a flying object having an exterior body, a flying device that causes the exterior body to fly, and an image capturing device that captures an image; a projection device that projects a capture-dependent image on the exterior body, the captured-dependent image depending on the image; and a controller that causes the projection device to project the capture-dependent image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: FUMIO MURAMATSU, YUKINAGA SEKI, MASAYUKI TOYAMA, HISAO SASAI, NAOTO YUMIKI
  • Publication number: 20190009877
    Abstract: An aircraft includes: a plurality of rotor units each including a propeller and a motor that drives the propeller; a balloon that laterally covers the plurality of rotor units, across a height of the plurality of rotor units in an up-and-down direction; and a drive unit configured to change the external shape of the balloon at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki TOYAMA, Naoto YUMIKI, Atsuhiro TSUJI, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190009876
    Abstract: An aircraft includes: a plurality of rotor units each including a propeller and a motor that drives the propeller; a plurality of shock absorbers provided to the plurality of rotor units; and a main body to which the plurality of rotor units attach. The plurality of rotor units and the plurality of shock absorbers are attachable to and detachable from the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki TOYAMA, Naoto YUMIKI, Atsuhiro TSUJI, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190009893
    Abstract: An aircraft includes; a plurality of rotor units each of which includes a propeller and a motor which drives the propeller, and generates thrust for flight of the aircraft; a controller which controls rotation of the propellers included in the plurality of rotor units; a balloon which laterally covers the plurality of rotor units; and a detector which detects a state of the aircraft, wherein the controller decreases a rotational speed of the propeller included in at least one rotor unit among the plurality of rotor units, according to a result of detection by the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki TOYAMA, Naoto YUMIKI, Atsuhiro TSUJI, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190002075
    Abstract: An aircraft includes: a plurality of rotor units each including a propeller and a motor that drives the propeller; a plurality of shock absorbers including a first shock absorber and a second shock absorber different from the first shock absorber, the first shock absorber defining a first gas chamber containing a first gas that is less dense than air; and a release unit that is disposed on the first shock absorber and configured to release the first gas contained in the first gas chamber at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Masayuki TOYAMA, Naoto YUMIKI, Atsuhiro TSUJI, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180370640
    Abstract: An aircraft includes: a plurality of rotor units each including a propeller and a motor that drives the propeller; a bag-shaped body including a chamber; and an injector that injects gas into the chamber to inflate the bag-shaped body. The bag-shaped body covers at least one of the plurality of rotor units when inflated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Masayuki TOYAMA, Naoto YUMIKI, Atsuhiro TSUJI, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180362133
    Abstract: An aircraft includes: a plurality of rotor units each including a propeller and a motor that drives the propeller; a balloon that laterally covers the plurality of rotor units, across the height of the plurality of rotor units in the up-and-down direction; a camera that protrudes, along a predetermined axis, beyond the balloon; and a holding component that holds the camera and whose overall length can be shortened along the predetermined axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Masayuki TOYAMA, Naoto YUMIKI, Atsuhiro TSUJI, Hiroyuki MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180072428
    Abstract: A screen device in accordance with the present disclosure comprises: a screen that has a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and receives image light from an image projection device; a power supply unit that supplies electric power generated by photoelectric conversion from the received image light by the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; a flying object that supports the screen and flies on the electric power supplied from the power supply unit; and a flight controller that controls flight of the flying object. An image projection system in accordance with the present disclosure comprises: the screen device; and the image projection device that projects the image light onto the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: YUSUKE ADACHI, MOTONOBU YOSHIKAWA, MASAHIRO INATA, NORIKAZU KATSUYAMA, RYO OKUMURA, FUMIO MURAMATSU, NAOTO YUMIKI
  • Patent number: 9557815
    Abstract: An electronic device 10 according to an embodiment includes: a display section 12 for displaying an operation area 45 including a reference area 41 and a non-reference area 42; a touch panel 11 provided on a display surface side of the display section 12; an informing section 13 for informing a user of an operation status of the user; a control section 33 and 20 for controlling the operation of the informing section 13; and a distinction section 16 for distinguishing between a first operation where the user searches for the reference area 41 on the touch panel 11 and a second operation which is a key input operation to the operation area 45. The control section 33 and 20 controls the operation of the informing section 13 based on a result of distinction by the distinction section 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Adachi, Akira Koga, Masahiro Inata, Ryo Okumura, Naoto Yumiki
  • Patent number: 9501146
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic device includes: a housing; a display configured to display an operation area; a touch screen panel configured to detect at least an input operation made by a user to the operation area; a first vibrator configured to vibrate at least one of the display and the touch screen panel; a second vibrator configured to vibrate the housing; and a vibration controller configured to control vibration of the first vibrator and the second vibrator in accordance with the input operation of the user to the touch screen panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Inata, Yusuke Adachi, Akira Koga, Ryo Okumura, Naoto Yumiki
  • Patent number: 9310906
    Abstract: The user is allowed to simulatively experience a tactile sensation that would be felt when actually touching on the object being displayed on a screen. An electronic device 100 includes a display device 160 for displaying displayed information, a touch panel 130 to be touched by the user, a displayed information control section 32 for controlling display of the displayed information, thermoelectric element sections 190 for cooling or heating the touch panel 130, and a temperature control section 195 for controlling the temperature of the touch panel 130 in accordance with the displayed information displayed on the display device 160.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Yumiki, Yusuke Adachi, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: 9235266
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a reproduction section for reproducing a content item; a touch panel for detecting a user operation for changing a reproduction position of the content item; and a vibrating section for vibrating the touch panel. The vibrating section varies the vibration of the touch panel depending on whether or not the reproduction position which has been changed through the user operation detected by the touch panel is a specified reproduction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Adachi, Hiroyuki Uenaka, Ryo Okumura, Naoto Yumiki
  • Publication number: 20150296120
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: an imaging device; and a terminal device configured to remotely operate the imaging device in response to an input received from a user of the terminal device. The imaging device includes an imager configured to capture an image; and a transmitter configured to transmit the image to the terminal device. The terminal device includes a receiver configured to receive the image transmitted from the transmitter. The imaging device is removably attachable to the terminal device. The transmitter of the imaging device is configured to start communication with the receiver of the terminal device when the imaging device and the terminal device are in proximity to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Naoto YUMIKI, Yoichi SUGINO, Masahiro INATA
  • Patent number: 9094597
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an image sensor configured to capture an image of a subject; an identification information storage unit configured to store a particular subject and a terminal device corresponding to the particular subject; a face detection unit and a face recognition unit configured to detect the particular subject stored in the identification information storage unit in the image captured by the image sensor; and a microcomputer configured to notify, when the face detection unit and the face recognition unit detect the particular subject, the terminal device which is stored in the identification information storage unit and corresponds to the detected particular subject that the particular subject is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoto Yumiki, Yoichi Sugino, Masahiro Inata
  • Publication number: 20150193643
    Abstract: An information reader according to the present technology includes a light source unit that applies light to an information pattern having a plurality of marks which are optically readable, an image reading unit that reads information from the information pattern, and a case that houses the light source unit and the image reading unit, and includes, at a tip, an opening through which the light from the light source unit is applied to the information pattern and into which light for reading information by the image reading unit enters. The light source unit includes an LED which is mounted on a flexible wiring plate, and a heat conducting unit provided on a rear surface opposite to a surface of the flexible wiring plate on which the LED is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Hideyuki HASHI, Naoto YUMIKI
  • Patent number: 9069384
    Abstract: An electronic device 10 according to an embodiment includes: a display section 12 for displaying an operation area 40; a touch panel 11 disposed on a display surface side of the display section 12; a vibration section 13 for vibrating the touch panel 11; a vibration control section 33 for controlling a vibration pattern of the vibration section 13; and a detection section 20 for detecting whether an operation to the touch panel 11 has been made with a has been made with a finger of a user or a pen. The vibration control section 33 varies the vibration pattern of the vibration section 13 depending on whether a finger or a pen is detected by the detection section 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Koga, Naoto Yumiki, Yusuke Adachi, Masahiro Inata, Ryo Okumura
  • Patent number: 9071747
    Abstract: A digital camera of the present invention includes a receiving portion 155 that receives a control signal from a remote controller, and a microcomputer 110 having a live view mode controlling so that image data generated by a CMOS sensor 130 or image data obtained by subjecting the image data generated by the CMOS sensor 130 to predetermined processing is displayed on a liquid crystal monitor 150 as a moving image in real time, wherein when the receiving portion 155 receives the control signal from the remote controller, the microcomputer 110 controls so as to shift the digital camera to a live view mode. Due to this configuration, in a digital camera that includes a movable mirror and is capable of displaying a subject image in a live view through an electronic viewfinder, the operability thereof can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ueda, Kenichi Honjo, Naoto Yumiki, Toshio Makabe, Kenji Maeda, Kaoru Mokunaka, Kazuhiko Ishimaru