Patents by Inventor Takahiro Katayama

Takahiro Katayama 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: 6879349
    Abstract: A broadcasting receiver that receives broadcasting signals transmitted by a broadcasting station accompanying audio signals of multiple languages and automatically selects a certain broadcasting language to be outputted is described here. The receiver is capable of displaying a “Priority Switching Language Registration Menu” on its display in order to set up and register switching of priority languages. A priority language list determined by a user referring to a language list database displayed on the display is stored into a memory together with the maximum number of audio channels set up by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nishida, Manabu Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Inui, Kazuhiko Tani, Takahiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20040163108
    Abstract: A receiver apparatus accepts the registration/registration cancellation of a channel, while outputting a video signal for a picture based on channel information stored in a memory provided for a controller. Therefore, a user can perform a registration/registration cancellation of a physical channel, while examining the correlation between a virtual channel and a physical channel. Therefore, the user can easily register an unregistered physical channel, and the usability can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: August 19, 2004
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takagi, Yoshihisa Nagamura, Takahiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20040036806
    Abstract: A digital decoder decodes a digital broadcast signal inputted, and outputs a plurality of caption service data CSD1 to CSD6 to a CPU. The CPU 1 selects two among the CSD1 to CSD6, and converts the selected caption service data into closed caption data. The two closed caption data are allocated to each of closed captions CC1 and CC3, and are outputted from a digital broadcast/analog broadcast receiving apparatus to a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventor: Takahiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20040036801
    Abstract: When a viewer does not make a request for displaying a menu screen, a CPU inserts a closed caption signal into LINE 21 of a video signal and outputs the video signal to an analog television receiver. When the viewer changes the setting of the apparatus, the CPU performs so as to output a menu image, to generate a closed caption erase signal, and to insert the closed caption erase signal into LINE 21 of the video signal. Thereafter, output of the menu image is continued until the menu erase signal is received or reception of digital broadcast signal is terminated and in the meanwhile, the closed caption signal is not output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Takahiro Katayama, Manabu Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20030151698
    Abstract: A digital/analog TV receiver is provided comprising a broadcasting signal receiver for receiving broadcasting signals of both ground wave and cable wave, a main controller which carries out the process of full-range scanning including a transmission route examining step of automatically specifying the transmission route of a broadcasting signal and a channel examining step of automatically specifying the channel of the broadcasting signal received from the transmission route, and a memory for holding a channel map where the channel of each broadcasting signal is stored. The main controller can carry out the transmission route examining step to check the receipt of the ground wave broadcasting signal of a digital form by the broadcasting signal receiver and automatically examine from the result of the checking whether the broadcasting signal is received from the ground wave transmission route or the cable wave transmission route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Kazuhide Ishihara, Takahiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20030007096
    Abstract: A television receiver 1 enables a decoder 5 to extract a closed caption signal of DTVCC method from a digital broadcasting signal received via an antenna 11. The closed caption signal of DTVCC method extracted here is analyzed and converted into the closed caption signal of Line 21 method. And in a DVE 6, the closed caption data of Line 21 method is inserted into the 21st scanning line of an analog picture signal converted by the decoder 5 for output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Takahiro Katayama, Toshihiro Takagi
  • Publication number: 20020196375
    Abstract: In a digital/analog broadcast receiver, when an operating unit 11 is manipulated for tuning, an MPU reads, from a received digital broadcast, a carrier frequency that corresponds to a desired virtual channel number; reads, from a ROM, a physical channel number corresponding to the carrier frequency; reads, from the ROM, a carrier frequency range corresponding to the physical channel number; and receives a digital/analog broadcast in the carrier frequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takagi, Takahiro Katayama, Kazuhiko Tani, Kazuhide Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20020186328
    Abstract: A broadcasting receiver that receives broadcasting signals transmitted by a broadcasting station accompanying audio signals of multiple languages and automatically selects a certain broadcasting language to be outputted is described here. The receiver is capable of displaying a “Priority Switching Language Registration Menu” on its display in order to set up and register switching of priority languages. A priority language list determined by a user referring to a language list database displayed on the display is stored into a memory together with the maximum number of audio channels set up by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Yusuke Nishida, Manabu Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Inui, Kazuhiko Tani, Takahiro Katayama
  • Publication number: 20020178449
    Abstract: In a receiver, when a channel is registered on the channel map 15, the receiver 1 registers the channel by the unit of a physical channel, and when a channel is deleted from the channel map 15, the receiver 1 deletes the channel by the unit of a sub-channel. A common user has a tendency of watching most of a plurality of sub-channels contained in one physical channel and a tendency of not watching a portion of the plurality of sub-channels which the user does not like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Manabu Yamamoto, Takahiro Katayama, Kazuhiko Tani, Yusuke Nishida
  • Publication number: 20020176028
    Abstract: In a television receiving apparatus, a receiving apparatus 1 has storage means for storing a voice output switching table 20 registering a voice setting record 21 having the voice output format associated with the broadcasting language of the received digital broadcasting in a control unit 2. Every time the switching operation of the voice output format is made, the voice setting record 21 is selected in the registered order. Also, the receiving apparatus 1 outputs a voice signal with the language and the voice output format based on the selected voice setting record 21 from an output portion 6. Accordingly, the broadcasting language and the voice output format of the digital broadcasting being received can be switched by single operation, resulting in enhanced operability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventors: Manabu Yamamoto, Takahiro Katayama, Kazuhiko Tani, Yusuke Nishida
  • Publication number: 20020112248
    Abstract: In a broadcasting receiver having a function to set and select an operation mode of the receiver for each user based on input by a plurality of users, the operation mode is selected for each user to make a user setting and stored in a memory in correlation with a predetermined input pattern of an operation key. When having received a user's input in the predetermined pattern, the receiver refers to the memory to select a user setting that corresponds to this input pattern, thus switching the operation mode. It is thus possible to identify the operation mode for each user in use by simple operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takagi, Manabu Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Inui, Takahiro Katayama, Yusuke Nishida
  • Publication number: 20020101540
    Abstract: A channel selection device used in a digital/analog broadcasting receiver changes a channel according to a channel upward/downward changing instruction by selectively using the following procedures. The first procedure B is used to search for a desired physical channel when there is no channel information; the second procedure A is used to select a channel when there is information of the current physical channel; the third procedure is used when a channel to which the current channel is changed upward/downward exceeds the current physical channel range; and the fourth procedure D is used when information of all the channels is held. Thus, it is possible to appropriately select a channel automatically and also to obtain the channel information automatically when the channel is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Applicant: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Takagi, Manabu Yamamoto, Takahiro Katayama, Yusuke Nishida