Patents by Inventor Ryuji Sekiya

Ryuji Sekiya 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: 5233438
    Abstract: An entertainment apparatus includes a loudspeaker for producing an orchestral background for singer's accompaniment and a TV monitor for displaying a background video relevant to a song sang by the singer. In a compact disk, accompaniment data and corresponding song text data are recorded with respect to each of a plurality of songs, and in a video disk, stored are a plurality of background video data each being used in conjunction with a song selected. When a desired song is selected, its accompaniment data and the corresponding song text data are read from the compact disk and one of the plurality of background video data is read from the video disk. The song text data is superimposed on the background video data so that the song text and the background video are superimposedly displayed on the TV monitor. In synchronous with the display on the TV monitor, the accompaniment data is reproduced from the loudspeaker to give an orchestral background for singers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Funahashi, Yasutada Aoyama, Toshinori Taniuchi, Ryuji Sekiya