Patents by Inventor Takahiro ANO

Takahiro ANO 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: 10921930
    Abstract: Display apparatus including plurality of input sections, communication section, connection detector that detects connection between information terminal apparatus and communication section via cable, position information generator that generates position information on position on a display surface at which pointing element points, display section that displays an image on display surface, controller that executes first mode that causes display section to display image based on image information and position information and second mode that causes display section to display image based on image information and operates information terminal apparatus based on position information wherein two modes are switchable from one to the other, and storage that stores source information on use result representing input section used in execution of second mode, and when connection detector detects connection, controller selects one of the plurality of input sections based on source information and executes second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Ano, Yuhei Akatsuka
  • Publication number: 20200382750
    Abstract: A method of controlling a projector sets a boundary position at which an image display area is divided into a first area and a second area, displays a first image in the first area and a second image different from the first image in the second area, and resets the boundary position when at least one of a size and a position of the image display area changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20200365068
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ANO, Koichiro OTA, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI, Kento YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10769974
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Ano, Koichiro Ota, Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi, Kento Yamada
  • Patent number: 10761615
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: first to third source-side IF units; and a control unit which causes one of the first to third source-side IF units to transmit image data inputted thereto, to a projector, when an operation mode of the electronic apparatus is a first operation mode, and which causes one of the first to third source-side IF units that is not the one of the first to third source-side IF units connected when in the first operation mode, to transmit image data inputted thereto, to the projector, when the operation mode of the electronic apparatus is a second operation mode. The control unit switches the operation mode to one of the first operation mode and the second operation mode in response to a change request received from the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 10761624
    Abstract: A projector including an imaging section that detects operation performed on a screen, a coordinate calculating section that calculates position information representing the position in a display area where the operation detected by the imaging section has been performed, and a control section that produces a drawn object based on the position information calculated by the coordinate calculating section and causes both the produced drawn object and a partial image to be displayed in the display area, and the control section switches the operation mode of the display apparatus between a first operation mode in which the position information is transmitted to another projector via a USB I/F section and a second operation mode in which the position information is converted into image position information representing the position in an image displayed on the screen and causes the display apparatus to operate in the selected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 10739970
    Abstract: A display device includes: a communication unit; a storage unit; a display unit which is enabled to display an image based on image information, when the storage unit stores the image information; and a control unit. The control unit causes the communication unit to execute an operation to transmit first information used to give an instruction to display the image, to the information processing device, and causes the storage unit to store the image information, when the communication unit receives a first signal. The control unit causes the communication unit to execute an operation to transmit a second signal which prompts a display corresponding to the first information to the information processing device, after the storage unit stores the image information. The control unit causes the display unit to display the image when the communication unit receives a third signal which gives an instruction to display the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 10657925
    Abstract: A projector includes a video processing section configured to generate a third image by combining, on the basis of transmittance, a first image based on first image information and a second image generated by converting luminance information of second image information including the luminance information into the transmittance and an image forming section configured to display the third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Yasuda, Tatsuya Kaido, Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi, Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 10623684
    Abstract: A display device includes an input section to which image information is externally input, a display section adapted to display an image based on the image information on a display surface, and a control section adapted to control the display device based on setting information related to an operation of the display device to make the display section display the image, and change the setting information from first setting information to second setting information in accordance with an instruction for changing the setting information. In the case in which the image information is not input to the input section for a first time period after the control section changes the setting information from the first setting information to the second setting information, the control section changes the setting information from the second setting information to the first setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Fujimori, Yoshiteru Uchiyama, Takahiro Ano, Toru Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20200110526
    Abstract: Display apparatus including plurality of input sections, communication section, connection detector that detects connection between information terminal apparatus and communication section via cable, position information generator that generates position information on position on a display surface at which pointing element points, display section that displays an image on display surface, controller that executes first mode that causes display section to display image based on image information and position information and second mode that causes display section to display image based on image information and operates information terminal apparatus based on position information wherein two modes are switchable from one to the other, and storage that stores source information on use result representing input section used in execution of second mode, and when connection detector detects connection, controller selects one of the plurality of input sections based on source information and executes second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ANO, Yuhei AKATSUKA
  • Publication number: 20200082795
    Abstract: An image display device includes an image information input section to which a content image is input, a detection section for detecting a pointing position pointed by a light emitting pen on a projection surface, a drawn image generation section for generating a drawn image based on a trajectory of the pointing position detected by the detection section, an image information combining section for combining the drawn image with the content image, an image projection section for projecting the image combined by the image information combining section on the projection surface, an image information processing section for making a change to at least one of a size or a position of the content image, and an OSD processing section for making a change corresponding to the change to be made to the content image to the drawn image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Patent number: 10462438
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a storage that stores a set period that is a period from the point of time when electric power supply starts to the point of time when a projection section starts displaying an image, a remote control that accepts operation, and a controller that changes the set period based on the operation accepted by the remote control, and the controller causes the projection section to start projecting the image after the electric power supply starts and the set period then elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo Mizuno, Takahiro Ano, Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi
  • Patent number: 10431131
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection optical system configured to project an image on a screen, a size detecting section configured to detect a size of a region of the screen on which the image is projected, a size determining section configured to determine, on the basis of the size of the region detected by the size detecting section, a size of an object projected on the screen, and a projection control section configured to cause the projecting optical system to project the image including the object having the size determined by the size determining section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 10412335
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display section that displays an image and a controller that controls the display apparatus based on setting information to cause the display section to display the image and changes the setting information from first setting information to second setting information in accordance with a first instruction. In a state in which the controller has changed the setting information from the first setting information to the second setting information and causes the display section to display a first image based on first image information from the first input section, and when the controller receives a second instruction to cause the display section to display a second image based on second image information from the second input section, the controller changes the setting information from the second setting information to the first setting information and causes the display section to display the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki Fujimori, Yoshiteru Uchiyama, Takahiro Ano, Toru Karasawa
  • Publication number: 20190265847
    Abstract: A projector including a plurality of input interfaces includes a communication interface, a generation section that generates a selection screen based on output interface information acquired via the communication interface section and relating to an output interface with which a terminal apparatus is provided, and a projection section that projects the selection screen, and the generation section generates the selection screen containing a same-type interface but no different-type interface different from the same-type interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20190235736
    Abstract: A display device includes: a communication unit; a storage unit; a display unit which is enabled to display an image based on image information, when the storage unit stores the image information; and a control unit. The control unit causes the communication unit to execute an operation to transmit first information used to give an instruction to display the image, to the information processing device, and causes the storage unit to store the image information, when the communication unit receives a first signal. The control unit causes the communication unit to execute an operation to transmit a second signal which prompts a display corresponding to the first information to the information processing device, after the storage unit stores the image information. The control unit causes the display unit to display the image when the communication unit receives a third signal which gives an instruction to display the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20190221147
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ANO, Koichiro OTA, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI, Kento YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10283029
    Abstract: A projector includes an image generation section adapted to generate a composite image including a first image based on a first image signal, a second image based on a second image signal, and a boundary line indicating a position to be a boundary between the first image and the second image, a projection section adapted to display the composite image generated by the image generation section on a screen, a position detection section adapted to detect a position of a pointing body with respect to the screen, and a control section adapted to make the image generation section generate a composite image with a boundary line moved based on the position of the pointing body detected by the position detection section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Ano, Koichiro Ota, Kazuyoshi Kitabayashi, Kento Yamada
  • Publication number: 20190094988
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: first to third source-side IF units; and a control unit which causes one of the first to third source-side IF units to transmit image data inputted thereto, to a projector, when an operation mode of the electronic apparatus is a first operation mode, and which causes one of the first to third source-side IF units that is not the one of the first to third source-side IF units connected when in the first operation mode, to transmit image data inputted thereto, to the projector, when the operation mode of the electronic apparatus is a second operation mode. The control unit switches the operation mode to one of the first operation mode and the second operation mode in response to a change request received from the projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20190043444
    Abstract: A projector includes a video processing section configured to generate a third image by combining, on the basis of transmittance, a first image based on first image information and a second image generated by converting luminance information of second image information including the luminance information into the transmittance and an image forming section configured to display the third image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka YASUDA, Tatsuya KAIDO, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI, Takahiro ANO