Patents by Inventor Tomohiro Nomizo

Tomohiro Nomizo 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: 10319344
    Abstract: A system consisting of a plurality of terminals storing image data and an image displaying device which are connected with each other through a network capable of two-way communication has the disadvantage of decreasing in throughput on account of slow image data transfer over the network. The image displaying device performs two-way communications with each of the terminals by a communication means at the display device side. Also, the image displaying device acquires image data from a relevant terminal while instructing other terminals to suspend transmission by the image data acquisition controlling means, thereby suspending transmission of image data. The image displaying device displays images by the image displaying means based on the thus acquired image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Shinji Kubota, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 9888221
    Abstract: A method includes sending image related working status information representing image-related working status of a projector that projects images, to a client over a network in response to a request to provide the image-related working status of the projector. The image-related working status is related to display characteristic of the projected image. The method includes controlling the image-related working status of the projector based on the control information received from the client over the network in response to the sent image-related working status information. The image-related working status information is sent to the client with screen information from which the client can display a user interface that includes the image-related working status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Akaiwa, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Publication number: 20160127703
    Abstract: A method includes sending image related working status information representing image-related working status of a projector that projects images, to a client over a network in response to a request to provide the image-related working status of the projector. The image-related working status is related to display characteristic of the projected image. The method includes controlling the image-related working status of the projector based on the control information received from the client over the network in response to the sent image-related working status information. The image-related working status information is sent to the client with screen information from which the client can display a user interface that includes the image-related working status information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi AKAIWA, Tomohiro NOMIZO
  • Patent number: 9270729
    Abstract: A method includes sending image related working status information representing image-related working status of a projector that projects images, to a client over a network in response to a request to provide the image-related working status of the projector. The image-related working status is related to display characteristic of the projected image. The method includes controlling the image-related working status of the projector based on the control information received from the client over the network in response to the sent image-related working status information. The image-related working status information is sent to the client with screen information from which the client can display a user interface that includes the image-related working status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi Akaiwa, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 9170767
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: an image generating unit generates a configuration change image used for changing a configuration of an entire image displayed by a display device which includes an individual image on the basis of image information supplied from one or more terminal devices; and an input unit to which operation information representing an operation relating to a change in the configuration is input. The configuration change image represents an arrangement of the individual image in the entire image and includes an individual-image arranging area divided into a plurality of display target areas and an icon arranging area including the icon of each of the terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Issei Yokoyama, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8791877
    Abstract: An image display system includes: a plurality of image supply devices each having an image display section, and an image transmission section adapted to generate a supply image and to externally transmit the supply image; and an image display device capable of dividing a common screen area into one or more screen areas, and of displaying the supply image supplied from each of the image supply devices in the one or more screen areas, wherein each of the image supply devices displays a common screen area operating image to operate a display state of the common screen area in the image display section, and supplies a display image of the image display section to the image display device as the supply image, and the image display device changes the display state of the common screen area in accordance with an operation in each of the image supply devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Kikuchi, Yasuhiko Komatsu, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Publication number: 20140176610
    Abstract: A system consisting of a plurality of terminals storing image data and an image displaying device which are connected with each other through a network capable of two-way communication has the disadvantage of decreasing in throughput on account of slow image data transfer over the network. The image displaying device performs two-way communications with each of the terminals by a communication means at the display device side. Also, the image displaying device acquires image data from a relevant terminal while instructing other terminals to suspend transmission by the image data acquisition controlling means, thereby suspending transmission of image data. The image displaying device displays images by the image displaying means based on the thus acquired image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru SATO, Shinji KUBOTA, Tomohiro NOMIZO
  • Patent number: 8725884
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an image display device comprises a first USB port, a writing unit, and a display unit. The writing unit writes a wireless setup information of the image display device to a predetermined USB memory if the predetermined USB memory is attached to the first USB port. The display unit displays a predetermined message if the writing unit finishes writing the wireless setup information to the predetermined USB memory. The display unit displays an image data sent from an image supply device using the wireless setup information read by the image display device from the predetermined USB memory, if the predetermined USB memory is attached to a second USB port of the image supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kubota, Toru Karasawa, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Publication number: 20140115027
    Abstract: A method includes sending image related working status information representing image-related working status of a projector that projects images, to a client over a network in response to a request to provide the image-related working status of the projector. The image-related working status is related to display characteristic of the projected image. The method includes controlling the image-related working status of the projector based on the control information received from the client over the network in response to the sent image-related working status information. The image-related working status information is sent to the client with screen information from which the client can display a user interface that includes the image-related working status information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shoichi AKAIWA, Tomohiro NOMIZO
  • Patent number: 8698702
    Abstract: A system consisting of a plurality of terminals storing image data and an image displaying device which are connected with each other through a network capable of two-way communication has the disadvantage of decreasing in throughput on account of slow image data transfer over the network. The image displaying device performs two-way communications with each of the terminals by a communication means at the display device side. Also, the image displaying device acquires image data from a relevant terminal while instructing other terminals to suspend transmission by the image data acquisition controlling means, thereby suspending transmission of image data. The image displaying device displays images by the image displaying means based on the thus acquired image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Shinji Kubota, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8666526
    Abstract: A transmission device includes: a reproduction audio producing unit which produces reproduction audio; a continuous audio producing unit which produces continuous audio; a synthesized audio producing unit which synthesizes the reproduction audio and the continuous audio to produce synthesized audio; a capture audio data producing unit which captures the synthesized audio to produce capture audio data; and a transmitting unit which transmits the capture audio data to a reproduction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Issei Yokoyama, Masahiko Honda, Tomohiro Nomizo, Toru Karasawa
  • Patent number: 8659506
    Abstract: An image transfer method for transferring image data to a plurality of projectors from an image supply unit, wherein the image supply unit generates a transmission destination information list showing a transmission destination of the image data and transmits the image data and the transmission destination information list to a transmission destination projector of the image data, the transmission destination projector determined based on the transmission destination information list, and the projector receives the image data and the transmission destination information list from the image supply unit or another projector and transfers the image data to the plurality of projectors by repeating the process for transmitting the image data to one projector which has not received the image data, the one projector determined based on the transmission destination information list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8654109
    Abstract: A network-connectable projector having a first CPU that executes a web application program stored in a first memory, and a second CPU that controls a working state of the projector, based on working state information stored in a second memory. The second CPU obtains the working state information from the second memory, and transfers the information to the first CPU. The first CPU distributes the web page information including the working state information received from the second CPU to the web client upon receipt of the request from the web client. The first CPU makes the second CPU control the working state of the projector, based on control information that is sent back from the web client and is related to performance control of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi Akaiwa, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8559522
    Abstract: An image/sound supply device repeatedly supplying sound data and image data in such a manner that intervals between transmission start points of the sound data become constant, includes: a block data extraction section extracting first block data including data with a difference between two frame images with a time lag; a block data dividing section dividing the first block data into second block data with a data amount equal to or smaller than a second data amount when a data amount of the first block data is larger than the second data amount; a sound data output section outputting the sound data with a first data amount; and a block data output section outputting the first block data subsequently to the sound data when the first block data is not divided, and outputting the second block data subsequently to the sound data when the first block data is divided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8423655
    Abstract: An image display system 20 includes a projector PR1, a computer PC1 and a USB memory U1 which can be connected in an ad-hoc mode by using a wireless LAN. When a user connects the USB memory U1 to a USB interface 75 of the projector PR1, the projector PR1 writes network setup information in a setup information storage area 144 of the USB memory U1. Then, when the user removes the USB memory U1 from the USB interface 75 and connects it to a USB interface 125 of the computer PC1, the computer PC1 performs network setup by referring to the network setup information and establishes connection to start projection by an automatic start program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Kubota, Toru Karasawa, Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8233002
    Abstract: An image transfer apparatus includes a display configured to display multiple sets of content. A display image data generator is configured to generate display image data for each of the content, at least part of the content being displayed on the display. A storage controller is configured to relate connected image projection apparatus to the generated display image data and store the display image data related to the image projection apparatus in a storage device. A transfer unit is configured to transfer the display image data to the corresponding image projection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8171400
    Abstract: An image transmission apparatus includes a display device, a display image data generator, a storage device, a storage controller, a transmitter, and a display controller. The image transmission apparatus is connectable to a plurality of image projection apparatuses. The display image data generator is configured to generate display image data, the storage device is configured to store the display image data, and the transmitter is configured to transmit the display image data for display on each image transmission apparatus connected to the image transmission apparatus according to an overall layout display for the combination of potentially connected image transmission apparatuses. The display controller is configured to display an image on the display device using the display image data and to display a plurality of layout display images corresponding to the display image data transmitted to the image projection apparatuses in a layout display region on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Nomizo
  • Patent number: 8155768
    Abstract: A projector that projects images includes a projection display module by which the projector projects the images, a network interface by which the projector can communicate with a network, and a web server module coupled to the network interface and to the projection display module. The web server module, in response to a request to provide a working status of the projection display module received through the network interface from a client over the network, sends working status information representing the working status through the network interface to the client over the network. The web server module also, in response to control information received through the network interface from the client over the network in response to the sent working status information, controls the working status by sending a control signal to the projection display module based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Shoichi Akaiwa, Tomohiro Nomizo, Miki Nagano, Masaru Kono
  • Publication number: 20120030595
    Abstract: In an information storage medium in which a program readable by a computer is stored, the program allows the computer to execute generating a configuration change image containing an individual image based on image information from one or more terminal apparatuses and containing an individual image arrangement area showing arrangement of the individual image in an overall image displayed by a display apparatus and an icon arrangement area containing an icon with respect to each terminal apparatus for changing a configuration of the overall image, changing a display condition of the individual image arrangement area based on operation information representing operation relating to a configuration change of the overall image, and changing an icon background image on a background of the icon or a form of the icon in response to the display condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kyosuke Itahana, Mitsuru Kubota, Tomohiro Nomizo, Issei Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20120030594
    Abstract: A terminal device includes: an image generating unit generates a configuration change image used for changing a configuration of an entire image displayed by a display device which includes an individual image on the basis of image information supplied from one or more terminal devices; and an input unit to which operation information representing an operation relating to a change in the configuration is input. The configuration change image represents an arrangement of the individual image in the entire image and includes an individual-image arranging area divided into a plurality of display target areas and an icon arranging area including the icon of each of the terminal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Issei Yokoyama, Tomohiro Nomizo