Patents by Inventor Takeshi Hoshino

Takeshi Hoshino 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: 8902162
    Abstract: A screen is provided on a housing in such a manner that the screen protrudes toward its nearer side, and is inclined so that the nearer side becomes lower. This screen displays thereon a first hierarchy menu for indicating an arrangement of genre pictures, a second hierarchy menu for indicating an arrangement of commodity pictures, and a map image for indicating a map of the sales counters. A user brings his or her hand tip nearer to this screen. This operation allows a double-ring pointer to be displayed at a position which corresponds to the spatial position or direction of the user's hand tip relative to the screen. On this screen, the user is permitted to change the position of this double-ring pointer by performing a gesture of changing the spatial position or direction of the user's hand tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi Matsumoto, Isshu Nakajima, Tatsuya Tokunaga, Takeshi Hoshino, Takashi Matsubara, Setiawan Bondan, Takahiko Nozoe
  • Patent number: 8674849
    Abstract: An information display terminal allows a user to grasp rapidly and surely the direction to a destination, and can guide the user to the destination without placing a burden on the user. The information display terminal is provided at a passage, and its display screen displays a route guidance screen that guides a route to the destination. The route guidance screen displays a pseudo-action image that shows the walking motion, and a destination display information image indicating a destination name such as “Subway Ticket Gate”. The action image shows the motion of walking toward the destination, but the display position does not change. The destination display information image is displayed in front of the action image in the advancing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Youichi Horii, Tadaaki Ishikawa, Yukiko Ichige, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 8334933
    Abstract: A television operation method whereby a desired content screen can be shown on a TV receiver by controlling operation on the display of a remote terminal. When the TV display of the TV receiver shows a received program screen and the remote display of the remote terminal shows another received program screen, if the screen shown on the remote display is transferred to the TV display, a reception remote control screen to enable channel selection appears on the remote display. If buttons are operated so as to show a related web screen on the remote display and transfer the related web screen to the TV display, a web remote control screen for control of a cursor on the related web screen appears on the remote display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yujin Tsukada, Takeshi Hoshino, Isshu Nakajima, Tatsuya Tokunaga, Kazumi Matsumoto, Takashi Yoshimaru
  • Publication number: 20120249423
    Abstract: A screen is provided on a housing in such a manner that the screen protrudes toward its nearer side, and is inclined so that the nearer side becomes lower. This screen displays thereon a first hierarchy menu for indicating an arrangement of genre pictures, a second hierarchy menu for indicating an arrangement of commodity pictures, and a map image for indicating a map of the sales counters. A user brings his or her hand tip nearer to this screen. This operation allows a double-ring pointer to be displayed at a position which corresponds to the spatial position or direction of the user's hand tip relative to the screen. On this screen, the user is permitted to change the position of this double-ring pointer by performing a gesture of changing the spatial position or direction of the user's hand tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi Matsumoto, Isshu Nakajima, Tatsuya Tokunaga, Takeshi Hoshino, Takashi Matsubara, Setiawan Bondan, Takahiko Nozoe
  • Publication number: 20120253672
    Abstract: An information display terminal allows a user to grasp rapidly and surely the direction to a destination, and can guide the user to the destination without placing a burden on the user. The information display terminal is provided at a passage, and its display screen displays a route guidance screen that guides a route to the destination. The route guidance screen displays a pseudo-action image that shows the walking motion, and a destination display information image indicating a destination name such as “Subway Ticket Gate”. The action image shows the motion of walking toward the destination, but the display position does not change. The destination display information image is displayed in front of the action image in the advancing direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Takeshi HOSHINO, Youichi Horii, Tadaaki Ishikawa, Yukiko Ichige, Hiroki Sato
  • Patent number: 8003907
    Abstract: To reduce the number of erroneous operations, on an operation apparatus conducting mutually different operations such as opening and closing operations, a concretized human pictogram indicating mutually different state changes such as state changes represented by use of a face with opened eyes and a face with closed eyes associated with operation signals assigned to a pair of operation switches and a pictogram in which the human pictogram is combined with an operation pictogram representing a state in which a door concretizing an operation target to operate in response to an operation signal is opened or is being completely closed are respectively attached to the operation switches disposed adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Akiko Obata (nee Nakajima), Atsushi Maki, Yukari Yamamoto, Manabu Yanagimoto, Yujin Tsukada, Chizuko Sasanabe
  • Patent number: 7979800
    Abstract: Desired contents information can be easily extracted in a contents information display device. The contents information display device includes: an information receiving part that receives contents information; a recording part that records received contents information; a display part that displays the contents information; an input part that inputs an operation signal; and a control part that totally controls these parts. The control part performs control to display the contents information around a selected time on the display part in a way that it can be selected as contents images arranged in a time sequence at a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Junichiro Watanabe, Takaaki Ishii, Isshu Nakajima, Paolantonio Sergio
  • Publication number: 20110142711
    Abstract: The present invention provides an oxide dispersion strengthened alloy in which even with aluminum contained, the particle diameter and dispersion spacing of the oxide are decreased, and the strength at high temperature, the high temperature oxidation and the corrosion resistance can be improved. An oxide dispersion strengthened alloy being a nickel-base alloy containing aluminum, hafnium, and yttrium oxide, wherein a complex oxide of the yttrium oxide and hafnium oxide is dispersed in a matrix of the nickel-base alloy, with the aluminum contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shigeharu Ukai, Soumei Oonuki, Shigenari Hayashi, Takeshi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 7852740
    Abstract: An information recording medium capable of displaying multiple labels and a storing case for the information recording medium are provided. The multiple labels are displayed by changing the labels to be displayed while selectively selecting information layers in a multi information recording medium. The medium has a function to receive either voltage or current, and the information layers selectively receive either voltage or current for changing the labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumiko Anzai, Akemi Hirotsune, Masaki Mukoh, Youichi Horii, Hiroko Sukeda, Rieko Otsuka, Takeshi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20100259599
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an imaging apparatus constructed such that a high-resolution clear three-dimensional video image can be viewed from any direction. The display apparatus projects frame images, projected from a projector such as an electronic projector, to a video image projection surface of a three-dimensional screen through a polygonal mirror provided around the three-dimensional screen, thereby providing a polyhedral video image such as a three-dimensional image to a person viewing from around the video image projection surface. The three-dimensional screen has a view field angle limiting filter and a directional reflection screen. The view field angle filter limits the angle of a view field in the left/right direction, the angle being the angle of the projection on the video image projection surface (50) of the screen. The directional reflection screen has two sheets in horizontal and vertical directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Rieko Otsuka, Takeshi Hoshino, Youichi Horii
  • Publication number: 20100243381
    Abstract: In a method of marking pictograms, for reducing the number of erroneous operations, on an operation apparatus conducting mutually different operations such as opening and closing operations, a concretized human pictogram indicating mutually different state changes such as state changes represented by use of a face with opened eyes and a face with closed eyes associated with operation signals assigned to a pair of operation switches and a pictogram in which the human pictogram is combined with an operation pictogram representing a state in which a door concretizing an operation target to operate in response to an operation signal is opened or is being completely closed are respectively attached to the operation switches disposed adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HOSHINO, Akiko (nee Nakajima) OBATA, Atsushi MAKI, Yukari YAMAMOTO, Manabu YANAGIMOTO, Yujin TSUKADA, Chizuko SASANABE
  • Publication number: 20100245680
    Abstract: A television operation method whereby a desired content screen can be easily shown on a TV receiver by control operation on the display of a remote terminal. When the TV display of the TV receiver shows a received program screen and the remote display of the remote terminal shows another received program screen, if the screen shown on the remote display is transferred to the TV display, a reception remote control screen to enable channel selection appears on the remote display. If buttons are operated so as to show a related web screen on the remote display and transfer the related web screen to the TV display, a web remote control screen for control of a cursor on the related web screen appears on the remote display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujin TSUKADA, Takeshi HOSHINO, Isshu NAKAJIMA, Tatsuya TOKUNAGA, Kazumi MATSUMOTO, Takashi YOSHIMARU
  • Patent number: 7771054
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an imaging apparatus constructed such that a high-resolution clear three-dimensional video image can be viewed from any direction. The display apparatus projects frame images, projected from a projector such as an electronic projector, to a video image projection surface of a three-dimensional screen through a polygonal mirror provided around the three-dimensional screen, thereby providing a polyhedral video image such as a three-dimensional image to a person viewing from around the video image projection surface. The three-dimensional screen has a view field angle limiting filter and a directional reflection screen. The view field angle filter limits the angle of a view field in the left/right direction, the angle being the angle of the projection on the video image projection surface (50) of the screen. The directional reflection screen has two sheets in horizontal and vertical directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rieko Otsuka, Takeshi Hoshino, Youichi Horii
  • Patent number: 7719524
    Abstract: A pointing device is placed in a through hole provided on an outer case of the portable information terminal. The terminal includes a fingerplate attached to a through hole via a hinge; an image pick-up element placed on a circuit board; a condensing lens that forms an image on an outer surface of the fingerplate on an image pick-up plane of the image pick-up element; and a light emitting device that irradiates the outer surface of the fingerplate with illumination light, and takes the image of a pattern such as a fingerprint that touches the outer surface of the fingerplate by using the image pick-up element. When the fingertip moves, the image taken by the image pick-up element changes and the pointer displayed on a display screen is moved in a direction according to the movement of the fingertip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Yukinobu Maruyama, Yukinori Asada
  • Patent number: 7696897
    Abstract: The prior art in this field had a display portion of electronic paper at a part of a shelf and showed a problem that the display portion and the goods were hardly co-related to each other in response to the arrangement of the goods. In view of the foregoing, plural images arranged in response to the number of stages of the shelves to be displayed are irradiated with a light source after each of the images is corrected in correspondence with the optical path length ranging from the light source to the end of each of the shelves, each of the images is guided to the end of each of the shelves by plural reflector members and then the images are displayed at the ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Youichi Horii, Tadaaki Ishikawa, Takeshi Hoshino, Isshu Nakajima, Yukinobu Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7640740
    Abstract: A high efficient stirling engine with excellent thermal efficiency, which can increase the heating temperature of a high temperature section, is obtained by preventing the heat from being lost in a member connecting the high temperature section and a low temperature section. The high temperature section 5 and the member (a regenerator housing 16) connecting the high temperature section and the low temperature section are formed to have a split configuration by using different materials for the each, in which the high temperature section 5 is formed of a heat resistant/high heat conductive material having high heat resistance property and high heat conductivity, the regenerator housing 16 connecting the high temperature section 5 and the low temperature section 7 is formed of a heat resistant/low heat conductive material having low heat conductivity, and the both are bonded integrally to each other to obtain an integral sealed structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignees: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Panasonic Corporation, National Maritime Research Institute
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Teruyuki Akazawa, Koichi Hirata, Masakuni Kawada
  • Publication number: 20090172780
    Abstract: Provided are a user/viewer-friendly device and system for displaying various contents such as moving images, still images, and texts, and a service using these. A screen (terminal) for displaying the contents and a terminal for operating display switching, etc. are separated from each other. A display terminal (television, large screen display, etc.) and an operation terminal (mobile phone terminal) are connected to a server through a network. The server manages association and operation of both the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Hiroko Sukeda, Youichi Horii, Takeshi Hoshino
  • Publication number: 20090128507
    Abstract: The information display apparatus is equipped with: a display unit for displaying a plurality of choice items in the list form; a control unit for controlling an array of the choice items; and a track ball for instructing a coordinate signal. The choice items are displayed in a matrix array constructed of N rows M columns in which the choice items are sequentially arranged from an upper portion to a lower portion of said matrix array, and along right and left directions thereof; magnification is changed based upon a coordinate signal of the track ball along a Y-axis direction; a display screen is scrolled along right/left directions based upon a coordinate signal of the track ball along an X-axis direction; and the matrix array is changed based upon a number of rows to be displayed in correspondence with increased/decreased numbers of the rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Takeshi HOSHINO, Tatsuya Tokunaga, Masashi Ichifuru, Manabu Yanagimoto, Masaki Takano
  • Patent number: 7520615
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided which can display different text/image information depending on the viewing angle and the viewer, display a high reality three-dimensional image viewable from any direction and realize stereoscopic viewing without glasses or the like. The display apparatus includes a display unit having a view angle-limiting filter on its surface, a rotary mechanism to rotate the display unit and a control unit which implements control so that when the display unit, rotated by the rotary mechanism, is faced to each of plural directions, the display unit displays a different text/image content associated with the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Rieko Otsuka, Atsushi Ishibashi, Youichi Horii, Manabu Yanagimoto, Yukinobu Maruyama
  • Patent number: 7479903
    Abstract: A conventional mouse and keyboard poses great load on the user's finger and hands at key operation, and the material used for its surface is rigid. An input device which can reduce the load on the user's finger, and gives soft touch by avoiding abrupt change in downward pressure at key operation. The input device includes elastic material on the surface, a camera to image the back surface of a key when the key is pressed, an image processor which determines finger position from the image, and an output which generates a signal according to the finger position. By using this input device, the user can carry out operations similar to those achieved by a mouse and keyboard for a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Rieko Otsuka, Takeshi Hoshino, Youichi Horii