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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190033985
    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: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20180316888
    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: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki FUJIMORI, Yoshiteru UCHIYAMA, Takahiro ANO, Toru KARASAWA
  • Publication number: 20180288378
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kengo MIZUNO, Takahiro ANO, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180278880
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiki FUJIMORI, Yoshiteru UCHIYAMA, Takahiro ANO, Toru KARASAWA
  • Patent number: 10055065
    Abstract: A projector includes a second projecting section configured to project a second portion of an image output by an information processing apparatus, a detecting section configured to detect a position of a pointer with respect to the projected second portion and generate second position information representing the in a coordinate system of the second portion, and a second transmitting section configured to transmit the second position information to the projector. Another projector includes a first projecting section configured to project the first portion, a receiving section configured to receive the second position information, and a first transmitting section configured to transmit position information obtained by converting the received second position information according to a coordinate system of the image or the second position information received by the receiving section to the information processing apparatus as first position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Publication number: 20180075821
    Abstract: A projector projecting a projection image to a projection surface is configured to perform a process corresponding to non-constancy of the size of a region to which the projection image is projected. A projector includes: a projection unit that projects a projection image including an object image to a screen SC; a projection size measurement unit that measures a size of a region to which the projection image is projected; a detection unit that detects an operation of an indicator on the screen SC; and a movement amount adjustment unit that causes a movement amount of the object image to differ in accordance with the size of the image projection region in a case in which the operation of the indicator S detected by the detection unit is an operation of moving the object image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20180061372
    Abstract: A projector includes a display unit configured to display an image on a movably supported display surface, a distance sensor configured to detect the distance from a reference position set in advance to the display surface, a storing unit configured to store information indicating processing executed by the display unit when the distance from the reference position to the display surface is a first distance, and a control unit configured to cause the display unit to execute the processing when the distance detected by the distance sensor changes from a second distance to the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20180047322
    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 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro ANO, Koichiro OTA, Kazuyoshi KITABAYASHI, Kento YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20170371426
    Abstract: When position information is outputted, in a case where the correspondence between a first interface via which an image signal is inputted and a second interface via which the position information is outputted has not been stored, it is evaluated whether a candidate of the second interface is uniquely determined. When the candidate is not uniquely determined, an output destination identification image is displayed, and an output destination selected in the output destination identification image is stored in a management table. When the correspondence between the first interface and the second interface has been stored, it is evaluated whether a no output destination has been stored in the management table, and when the no output destination does not apply, the position information is transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Patent number: 9787961
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection section, a size identification section that identifies the dimension of an image, a position identification section that periodically identifies the coordinates of the position of an indicating body, a correction section that determines a correction range in accordance with the dimension, corrects the coordinates of the position of the indicating body, in a case where newly identified coordinates are shifted from first coordinates identified before the newly identified coordinates but fall within the correction range, to the first coordinates, and outputs the corrected coordinates, and the correction section uses a first correction range in a case where the dimension of the image is equal to a first dimension and uses a second correction range narrower than the first correction range as the correction range in a case where the dimension of the image is equal to a second dimension greater than the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Publication number: 20170270700
    Abstract: A projector includes a display section adapted to display an image on a display surface, a position identification section adapted to identify a position of a pointing element to the display surface, a drawing section adapted to generate a drawn image based on the position identified by the position identification section, a superimposition section adapted to superimpose the drawn image on an external device image based on a video signal supplied from an external device to generate the image, and a processing section adapted to detect a change in a monitoring area set in advance of generation of the drawn image in a display area of an image to be displayed by the display section, and adapted to erase the drawn image having been superimposed on an image having been displayed before the change in a case in which the monitoring area changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Patent number: 9733728
    Abstract: A projector includes: a pointer detecting unit that determines a type of each pointer; a coordinate calculating unit that calculates a pointed position of the pointer; a storage unit that stores a reference variation amount of the pointed position by the pointer for each of the pointers; and a projection control unit that acquires, from the storage unit, the reference variation amount according to the type of the pointer determined by the pointer detecting unit, and corrects, based on the acquired reference variation amount, the pointed position detected by the coordinate calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Publication number: 20170201732
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection section, a size identification section that identifies the dimension of an image, a position identification section that periodically identifies the coordinates of the position of an indicating body, a correction section that determines a correction range in accordance with the dimension, corrects the coordinates of the position of the indicating body, in a case where newly identified coordinates are shifted from first coordinates identified before the newly identified coordinates but fall within the correction range, to the first coordinates, and outputs the corrected coordinates, and the correction section uses a first correction range in a case where the dimension of the image is equal to a first dimension and uses a second correction range narrower than the first correction range as the correction range in a case where the dimension of the image is equal to a second dimension greater than the first dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Publication number: 20170102784
    Abstract: A projector includes a second projecting section configured to project a second portion of an image output by an information processing apparatus, a detecting section configured to detect a position of a pointer with respect to the projected second portion and generate second position information representing the in a coordinate system of the second portion, and a second transmitting section configured to transmit the second position information to the projector. Another projector includes a first projecting section configured to project the first portion, a receiving section configured to receive the second position information, and a first transmitting section configured to transmit position information obtained by converting the received second position information according to a coordinate system of the image or the second position information received by the receiving section to the information processing apparatus as first position information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20170103687
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO
  • Publication number: 20150248174
    Abstract: A projector includes: a pointer detecting unit that determines a type of each pointer; a coordinate calculating unit that calculates a pointed position of the pointer; a storage unit that stores a reference variation amount of the pointed position by the pointer for each of the pointers; and a projection control unit that acquires, from the storage unit, the reference variation amount according to the type of the pointer determined by the pointer detecting unit, and corrects, based on the acquired reference variation amount, the pointed position detected by the coordinate calculating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventor: Takahiro ANO