Patents by Inventor Takuya Shimizu

Takuya Shimizu 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: 20190110017
    Abstract: A projection video display apparatus includes a video input unit, a light source, a display element, a projection optical system, and a variable light adjusting function which changes the amount of light incident on the display element. Display modes using the variable light adjusting function are prepared, and one display mode of the display modes can be selected from a menu screen. Further, the display modes of the display video using the variable light adjusting function includes: a first display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with light adjusting control information, which is input from external equipment and is capable of controlling the variable light adjusting function in unit of frame of a projected video; and a second display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with the input video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Shinji ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20190090018
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value is provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus configured to receive broadcasting data on digital broadcasting is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Nobuo MASUOKA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190089936
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user is provided. It includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; a projection-type image display unit that emits image-projecting emission light for projecting an image; and a sensor that emits operation-detecting light for operation detection and that is capable of detecting an operation by an operation object in a range including an image projection area of the projection-type image display unit, and is configured so that the image-projecting light, and the operation-detecting emission light have respective different wavelength distribution characteristics, and regarding a light amount in the wavelength range of light used by the sensor for the operation detection, a light amount of the operation-detecting light is the largest among those of the illumination light, the image-projecting emission light, and the operation-detecting light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Maki HANADA, Megumi KURACHI, Hiroyuki URATA, Katsuyuki WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10205920
    Abstract: A projection video display apparatus includes a video input unit, a light source, a display element, a projection optical system, and a variable light adjusting function which changes the amount of light incident on the display element. Display modes using the variable light adjusting function are prepared, and one display mode of the display modes can be selected from a menu screen. Further, the display modes of the display video using the variable light adjusting function includes: a first display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with light adjusting control information, which is input from external equipment and is capable of controlling the variable light adjusting function in unit of frame of a projected video; and a second display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with the input video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Shinji Onodera
  • Publication number: 20190031089
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus that can be attached to a vehicle and can be effectively utilized for acquisition of road surface condition information, detection of a hidden vehicle, and the like is provided. The image projection apparatus that projects an image includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a vehicle; an image projection unit that projects an image based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit; and imaging means that acquires an image outside the vehicle, the image projection unit projects light in a wavelength band centered on a wavelength of 1.4 ?m, and the imaging means provides the information related to the vehicle by imaging an image projected based on the light in the wavelength band centered on the wavelength of 1.4 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KUNII, Toshinori SUGIYAMA, Takuya SHIMIZU
  • Patent number: 10171780
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user is provided. It includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; a projection-type image display unit that emits image-projecting emission light for projecting an image; and a sensor that emits operation-detecting light for operation detection and that is capable of detecting an operation by an operation object in a range including an image projection area of the projection-type image display unit, and is configured so that the image-projecting light, and the operation-detecting emission light have respective different wavelength distribution characteristics, and regarding a light amount in the wavelength range of light used by the sensor for the operation detection, a light amount of the operation-detecting light is the largest among those of the illumination light, the image-projecting emission light, and the operation-detecting light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Maki Hanada, Megumi Kurachi, Hiroyuki Urata, Katsuyuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10118537
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus that can be attached to a vehicle and can be effectively utilized for acquisition of road surface condition information, detection of a hidden vehicle, and the like is provided. The image projection apparatus that projects an image includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a vehicle; an image projection unit that projects an image based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit; and imaging means that acquires an image outside the vehicle, the image projection unit projects light in a wavelength band centered on a wavelength of 1.4 ?m, and the imaging means provides the information related to the vehicle by imaging an image projected based on the light in the wavelength band centered on the wavelength of 1.4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kunii, Toshinori Sugiyama, Takuya Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20180306431
    Abstract: Provided is a video-image projection function-equipped lighting device more convenient for a user. A lighting device includes a lighting unit (200) for emitting illumination light, and a projection-type video-image display unit (100) for projecting a video image. The projection-type video-image display unit (100) includes a content editing means for editing content of the video image to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki WATANABE, Tatsuya ISHIKAWA, Maki HANADA, Sosuke HISAMATSU, Hiroyuki URATA, Takuya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180302663
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value is provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus configured to receive contents includes: a receiving unit configured to receive the contents; an interface via which the contents received by the receiving unit is outputted; a control unit configured to control an output state of the contents from the interface. In this case, the control unit is configured to determine the output state of the contents from the interface in accordance with a combination of control information indicating a copy control state of the contents, control information for specifying necessity or not of protection when to output the contents, information indicating resolution of video of the contents, and information indicating transmission characteristics of video of the contents, which are received by the receiving unit together with the contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Nobuo MASUOKA, Nobuaki KABUTO
  • Publication number: 20180234722
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value includes: a receiving unit configured to receive the video data of the digital broadcast program, the program-cooperation data, and the screen layout control information; a video generating unit configured to divide a video display region for a video to be outputted into a plurality of regions on the basis of the screen layout control information, arrange program video information and other information in each of the plurality of regions, and generate video information; a display unit configured to display the output video information; and a control unit which can, where there is no effective screen layout control information control the video generating unit so as not to divide the video display region and to generate the program video information as the output video information until effective screen layout control information is obtained
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Nobuo MASUOKA, Toshiyuki KURITA, Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Yusuke UCHIYAMA
  • Patent number: 10048575
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a projection type image display apparatus enables control of a large amount of light masking through a light-masking unit while maintaining a uniform illumination distribution in an area to be illuminated by the illumination light. The apparatus uses two array lenses on which lens cells are arranged in matrix form, where light-masking unit masks the array lens installed on the light source side in their particular area. The light-masking unit adjusts the amount of light emitted from the light source. The light-masking area of lens cells adjacent to lens cells closest to an optical axis is made smaller than the light-masking area of other cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Kentaro Kato
  • Publication number: 20180227625
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value can include: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive broadcasting data of broadcasting program contents and location information from a broadcast transmission path, a reference destination for obtaining data related to the broadcasting data being described in the location information; a communication unit configured to receive communication data of the program contents from the reference destination described in the location information via a communication line; a recording/reproducing unit configured to record and reproduce the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; an outputting unit configured to output the broadcasting data of the broadcasting program contents reproduced from the recording/reproducing unit to external equipment; and a server function unit for external equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO, Mitsunobu WATANABE, Nobuo MASUOKA, Masayuki HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20180118095
    Abstract: Information related to a vehicle can be displayed by projecting an image based on the information on a road surface or the like. An image projection apparatus that projects an image includes: a sensor unit that acquires information related to a vehicle; and an image projection unit that projects the image based on the information acquired by the sensor unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KUNII, Takuya SHIMIZU, Hiroyuki NAKAMURA, Nobuyuki KAKU
  • Publication number: 20180101089
    Abstract: A display of various types of information on a subdisplay provided to a main body of a projector can be maintained even after supply of power source is stopped. According to a representative embodiment, included are: a power source connection unit connecting a power supply line for supplying, from outside, power used in a projection type image display apparatus; a nonvolatile display device provided separately from an image projection unit and displaying at least character information; and a processing unit displaying information on one or more predetermined items on the nonvolatile display device, and a state of displaying information on the nonvolatile display device is maintained even in a state where the power supply line is not connected to the power source connection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Koji HIRAYAMA, Takuya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180098021
    Abstract: A projection video display apparatus includes a video input unit, a light source, a display element, a projection optical system, and a variable light adjusting function which changes the amount of light incident on the display element. Display modes using the variable light adjusting function are prepared, and one display mode of the display modes can be selected from a menu screen. Further, the display modes of the display video using the variable light adjusting function includes: a first display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with light adjusting control information, which is input from external equipment and is capable of controlling the variable light adjusting function in unit of frame of a projected video; and a second display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with the input video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Takuya SHIMIZU, Shinji ONODERA
  • Publication number: 20180073695
    Abstract: The present invention provides an illumination apparatus having a video projection function capable of more favorably moving and adjusting a position on which a video is projected even after the apparatus is set. The illumination apparatus is an illumination apparatus which is held by a holding tool for fixing to a ceiling surface or a wall and which emits illumination light, and includes: a light source arranged inside a housing for generating the illumination light; a diffusion plate attached to a part of the housing, the diffusion plate diffusing the illumination light from the light source; a projector which is arranged inside a space formed by the housing and a part of the diffusion plate and which projects a video onto a projection surface; and movement means for making the whole or a part of the projector movable in a direction parallel to the projection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuomi KANEKO, Chohei ONO, Nobuyuki KAKU, Takuya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180056854
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus that can be attached to a vehicle and can be effectively utilized for acquisition of road surface condition information, detection of a hidden vehicle, and the like is provided. The image projection apparatus that projects an image includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a vehicle; an image projection unit that projects an image based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit; and imaging means that acquires an image outside the vehicle, the image projection unit projects light in a wavelength band centered on a wavelength of 1.4 ?m, and the imaging means provides the information related to the vehicle by imaging an image projected based on the light in the wavelength band centered on the wavelength of 1.4 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KUNII, Toshinori SUGIYAMA, Takuya SHIMIZU
  • Publication number: 20180041795
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus capable of exerting a function with a higher added value is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Nobuo MASUOKA, Yusuke UCHIYAMA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180035158
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus capable of exerting a function with a higher added value is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhiko YOSHIZAWA, Takuya SHIMIZU, Nobuo MASUOKA, Yusuke UCHIYAMA, Yasunobu HASHIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180004020
    Abstract: Based on information about a vehicle, the information can be projected and displayed onto a road surface or the like. An image projection apparatus, which projects an image, includes an acquisition unit that acquires the information about the vehicle, and an image projection unit that projects the image based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhiko KUNII, Nobuyuki KAKU, Masahiro KISHIGAMI, Hiroyuki NAKAMURA, Megumi KURACHI, Takuya SHIMIZU