Patents by Inventor Nozomu Shimoda

Nozomu Shimoda 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: 10769831
    Abstract: A head up display superimposes a virtual image on an actual view in accordance with a traveling status of a vehicle. Vehicle information containing a lean of the vehicle in a pitch direction is detected by a first posture sensor, and a lean in a roll direction is detected by a second posture sensor. A controller controls display of video on the basis of the vehicle information. A mirror reflects the video to project the video to a windshield or combiner. A mirror driver changes an angle and/or a position of the mirror. At least one of a display state of the virtual image in a display area for the video or the angle and/or the position of the mirror via the mirror driver is adjusted by the controller on the basis of the lean in the pitch direction and/or the lean in the roll direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nozomu Shimoda, Yuji Fujita, Takeshi Arakawa, Akio Misawa
  • Publication number: 20200280746
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20200221057
    Abstract: Poor visibility due to abnormal display caused by occurrence of failure of HUD is reduced using AR-HUD which includes a vehicle information acquiring unit, a controller, and a video display apparatus. The vehicle information acquiring unit acquires various types of vehicle information that can be detected by a vehicle. The controller controls display of a video in a display region visually recognized through a windshield from a driver's seat of a vehicle based on vehicle information acquired by the vehicle information acquiring unit. The video display apparatus generates video based on an instruction from the controller. The controller acquires apparatus information which is used when determining apparatus fault, determines whether the apparatus fault is present or not based on the acquired apparatus information, and performs a display content changing process to change content of the video projected onto the windshield when determined that the apparatus fault is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nozomu SHIMODA, Kazuyuki TAKIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10645424
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20190369393
    Abstract: The head-up display device includes a display element that emits image light and a virtual image optical system. The virtual image optical system includes a lens unit and a free curved surface mirror disposed along the emission direction of the image light in this order from a position close to the display element. The display element is disposed with a tilting attitude with respect to the optical axis of the lens unit with an end on the housing aperture side in an emission surface being close to an incidence surface in the lens unit and with an end on the opposite side of the housing aperture in an emission surface being apart from an incidence surface in the lens unit. The lens unit has an optical characteristic of optically enlarging an optical path length difference according to a virtual image distance difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Akio MISAWA, Nozomu SHIMODA, Yuji FUJITA, Shigeki HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20190235240
    Abstract: The present invention provides a head-up display apparatus capable of both long-distance display and short-distance display. A functional film 51 is mounted on a glare trap part 50 of a head-up display apparatus 1. In order to display a first virtual image 9a, a first image display device 30a projects a first image onto a windshield 3 via the glare trap part. In order to display a second virtual image 9b having a different display distance, a second image display device 30b generates a second image on the functional film and projects the second image onto the windshield. For the functional film 51, a variable transmittance film having a light transmittance that varies according to the applied voltage or a transparent self-luminous film in which an irradiated portion emits light when irradiated with a laser beam of a specific wavelength is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Yuki NAGANO, Nozomu SHIMODA
  • Publication number: 20190139286
    Abstract: A head up display superimposes a virtual image on an actual view in accordance with a traveling status of a vehicle. Vehicle information containing a lean of the vehicle in a pitch direction is detected by a first posture sensor, and a lean in a roll direction is detected by a second posture sensor. A controller controls display of video on the basis of the vehicle information. A mirror reflects the video to project the video to a windshield or combiner. A mirror driver changes an angle and/or a position of the mirror. At least one of a display state of the virtual image in a display area for the video or the angle and/or the position of the mirror via the mirror driver is adjusted by the controller on the basis of the lean in the pitch direction and/or the lean in the roll direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Nozomu SHIMODA, Yuji FUJITA, Takeshi ARAKAWA, Akio MISAWA
  • Publication number: 20190129172
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a head-up display apparatus further reduced in size, the head-up display apparatus having: an image display apparatus including a light source and a display element; and a virtual image optical system in which light emitted from the image display apparatus is reflected by a windshield or a combiner of the vehicle so that a virtual image is displayed in front of the vehicle, wherein the virtual image optical system has a concave mirror and a distortion correcting lens, and the distortion correcting lens is disposed between the image display apparatus and the concave mirror, the concave mirror is disposed in a housing including an outer case along a shape of an effective light path area of the image light from the image display apparatus, and the image display apparatus is attached to part of an outer periphery of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Akio MISAWA, Nozomu SHIMODA, Kazuomi KANEKO, Koji HIRATA, Toshinori SUGIYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160316231
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9418704
    Abstract: The problem to be solved is to make it possible to download via a network, efficiently manage, retrieve, and reproduce an external content associated with a content recorded on a recording medium. To solve the problem, a program is used which controls reproduction of information located on a recording medium and related information. The program includes the steps of: obtaining from the outside specific information associated with predetermined information recorded on a recording medium; and obtaining medium identification information located on a recording medium; wherein if the specific information has been obtained, a storage unit in a reproducing apparatus is controlled to associate the specific information with the medium identification information for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Takuya Imaide, Toshihiro Kato, Akinobu Watanabe, Naozumi Sugimura, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9325959
    Abstract: To provide a recording and reproducing apparatus capable of storing AV data reliably during recording and capable of reading the AV data reliably during reproducing even when the communication state between the video camera and a network is bad, the recording and reproducing apparatus neither failing to record nor reproduce AV data, the recording and reproducing apparatus improving the recording reliability and reproduction reliability of AV data. With a unit for determining whether the communication state is good or bad, the recording and reproducing reliability is improved by carrying out recording and reproducing of AV data to a hard disk of the recording and reproducing apparatus by utilizing a built-in hard disk when the communication state is bad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 9015260
    Abstract: When a user selects an image, a control unit detects a face image from the selected image and acquires person data corresponding to the face image. Moreover, the control unit specifies address book data of the person and acquires an e-mail address from the address book data. When the user inputs an e-mail address, the control unit also has a function of detecting an image in which a person having the input e-mail address as a destination is an imaged object and creating an e-mail attached with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8982680
    Abstract: In a data archive system including plural sets of data library apparatuses and a control unit and an information storing unit connected to the plural sets of data library apparatuses, the data library apparatus includes a recording medium storing unit that stores plural recording media, a data recording and reproducing device that records data in the recording media and reproduces data from the recording media, a recording medium transporting unit that transports the recording media between the recording medium storing unit and the data recording and reproducing device, and a data library apparatus control unit that controls an action of the data library apparatus, the information storing unit stores management information for managing the recording medium storing unit, the control unit controls actions of the total data archive system, and when a recording medium storing unit is attached to the data library apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi—LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventor: Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8942765
    Abstract: When a user performs a playback operation, an imaging unit starts taking images, and video data based on the image data obtained from that imaging is stored in a buffer of a memory unit. A control unit writes the video data stored in the buffer in a newly opened image file. When the capacity of the image file reaches a limit capacity, the control unit closes that image file and opens a new image file. The control unit also writes video data to the opened image file. The control unit creates information (image file information) for the generated image file and enters that information in an image management table. When a plurality of image files is generated, the control unit stores information indicating the playback order of the image files in the image management table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8817174
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus for recording information obtained from a sensor, comprises: a face detecting unit for detecting a face of a person among the information obtained from the sensor; a face detection switching unit for switching a control of the face detecting unit between valid and invalid; a face detection setup information obtaining unit for obtaining information of whether face detection set up by the face detection switching unit is valid or invalid; a face detection observation unit for observing on whether detection is made on the face or not, when the face detection is valid; a power-saving controller unit for executing a power-saving control; a recording unit for record the information inputted from the sensor onto a recording medium; a recording observation unit for observing on whether recording of the information is conducted or not by the recording unit; a memory unit for memorizing information necessary for controlling the information recording apparatus; and a controller unit fo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8713113
    Abstract: When a user selects an image, a control unit detects a face image from the selected image and acquires person data corresponding to the face image. Moreover, the control unit specifies address book data of the person and acquires an e-mail address from the address book data. When the user inputs an e-mail address, the control unit also has a function of detecting an image in which a person having the input e-mail address as a destination is an imaged object and creating an e-mail attached with the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8576675
    Abstract: In a data library apparatus for managing plural pieces of record media, and performing record/reproduction of data into/from the record media, there are provided an information-memorizing memory unit and a device-controlling control unit. Having received a data record/reproduction processing request from a server, the control unit collects load information imposed on data record/reproduction devices, load information imposed on a record-media transportation device, and load information imposed on the record media. Moreover, the control unit memorizes the collected load information into the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventor: Nozomu Shimoda
  • Publication number: 20130077454
    Abstract: In a data library apparatus for managing plural pieces of record media, and performing record/reproduction of data into/from the record media, there are provided an information-memorizing memory unit and a device-controlling control unit. Having received a data record/reproduction processing request from a server, the control unit collects load information imposed on data record/reproduction devices, load information imposed on a record-media transportation device, and load information imposed on the record media. Moreover, the control unit memorizes the collected load information into the memory unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Nozomu SHIMODA
  • Patent number: 8005340
    Abstract: Related arts have failed to realize a data recording/reproducing apparatus having the ability to, while video-audio data is being recorded in a first recording medium, notify a user of the number of second recording media to which the recorded video-audio data is equivalent. For breaking through the situation, a data recording/reproducing apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a module which monitors an amount of video-audio data recorded in a first recording medium, and a module which displays an equivalent of the amount of recorded video-audio data in terms of the capacity of a second recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nozomu Shimoda, Tsutomu Usui
  • Publication number: 20110189982
    Abstract: When a user performs a playback operation, an imaging unit starts taking images, and video data based on the image data obtained from that imaging is stored in a buffer of a memory unit. A control unit writes the video data stored in the buffer in a newly opened image file. When the capacity of the image file reaches a limit capacity, the control unit closes that image file and opens a new image file. The control unit also writes video data to the opened image file. The control unit creates information (image file information) for the generated image file and enters that information in an image management table. When a plurality of image files is generated, the control unit stores information indicating the playback order of the image files in the image management table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: NEC CASIO MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Nozomu SHIMODA