Patents by Inventor Tsukasa Fujimoto

Tsukasa Fujimoto 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: 10951853
    Abstract: A connecting structure for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of a display device includes a fastening member. The fastening member is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member. The fastening member includes a receiving part, and first and second bent parts that extend from the receiving part, the first bent part having a first end plate with a threaded hole, the second bent part having a second end plate with a screw insertion hole, the first and second end plates overlapping with respect to each other and facing with the receiving part. The receiving part is configured and arranged to receive a distal end of a screw that extends through the insertion hole of the second end plate and is screwed into the threaded hole of the first end plate such that the screw is prevented from being screwed beyond the receiving part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20190141279
    Abstract: A connecting structure for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of a display device includes a fastening member. The fastening member is integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member. The fastening member includes a receiving part, and first and second bent parts that extend from the receiving part, the first bent part having a first end plate with a threaded hole, the second bent part having a second end plate with a screw insertion hole, the first and second end plates overlapping with respect to each other and facing with the receiving part. The receiving part is configured and arranged to receive a distal end of a screw that extends through the insertion hole of the second end plate and is screwed into the threaded hole of the first end plate such that the screw is prevented from being screwed beyond the receiving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Hideo YONEZAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Kenji OGURA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 10218933
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a rear chassis, a fastening member, and an attachment member. The rear chassis has a through-hole. The fastening member is disposed inside the rear chassis. The fastening member has a threaded hole. The attachment member retains the fastening member relative to the rear chassis. The attachment member has a first engaging part that engages with an internal portion of the rear chassis. The screw extends through the through-hole of the rear chassis and screwed into the threaded hole of the fastening member for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of the rear chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8971027
    Abstract: In a display device cabinet, a fixing assembly to join a front panel and a rear panel include a first fixing mechanism that uses attachment screws and a second fixing mechanism that uses no attachment screws, which have a structure that prevents the application of excessive force to engaging openings and protrusions during the assembly process and disassembly process. The second fixing mechanism includes protrusions on an edge frame of the front panel, a mating piece provided on the rear panel, engaging openings provided in the mating piece, and rib-shaped plates defining stopper elements between the edge frame and the outer frame of the display module. The stopper elements prevent the protrusions from slipping out of the engaging openings by contacting the outer frame. The stopper elements are shaped to prevent interference between the stopper elements and the outer frame during cabinet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideo Yonezawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Kenji Ogura, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8967559
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stand attachment structure for attaching a stand that supports a low-profile display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, in an upright position, and to a rear cabinet. In the rear cabinet (1), a stand mounting part (10) including a temporal fixing means (13) is provided to allow temporal fixation of a stand (5) to the rear cabinet (1). The stand mounting part (10) includes a hook (11) for retaining the stand (5) in a predetermined orientation, and a reinforcing rib (12) having functions of reinforcing the hook and of guiding an engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) for insertion. Then, the stand (5) is temporarily fixed to a display unit (P) by engaging the engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) with the hook (11), and finally secured to the display unit (P) with a set screw (B1) after temporal fixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8462288
    Abstract: A cable holding structure including a plurality of ribs 51 (52) stand on an inner surface of a housing 3, and holing cables 41, 43, wherein the ribs 51 (52) are arranged on a closed figure formed on the inner surface of the housing 3 at predetermined gaps (50) between the neighboring ribs 51 (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20130033824
    Abstract: In a display device cabinet, a fixing assembly to join a front panel and a rear panel include a first fixing mechanism that uses attachment screws and a second fixing mechanism that uses no attachment screws, which have a structure that prevents the application of excessive force to engaging openings and protrusions during the assembly process and disassembly process. The second fixing mechanism includes protrusions on an edge frame of the front panel, a mating piece provided on the rear panel, engaging openings provided in the mating piece, and rib-shaped plates defining stopper elements between the edge frame and the outer frame of the display module. The stopper elements prevent the protrusions from slipping out of the engaging openings by contacting the outer frame. The stopper elements are shaped to prevent interference between the stopper elements and the outer frame during cabinet assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo YONEZAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Kenji OGURA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130021532
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a rear chassis, a fastening member, and an attachment member. The rear chassis has a through-hole. The fastening member is disposed inside the rear chassis. The fastening member has a threaded hole. The attachment member retains the fastening member relative to the rear chassis. The attachment member has a first engaging part that engages with an internal portion of the rear chassis. The screw extends through the through-hole of the rear chassis and screwed into the threaded hole of the fastening member for attaching a wall-mount fixture to an external portion of the rear chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo YONEZAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Kenji OGURA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Patent number: 8328148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stand for supporting a thin display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, upright. In order to provide the stand for the display unit in which a quadrangular rubber pad is attached in a not-easily removable state with a simpler structure, rubber pad attachment portions are provided, each rubber pad attachment portion (2) including a quadrangular frame rib (21) to which each quadrangular rubber pad (4) is attached and being formed into a quadrilateral in a plan view, an abutment rib which regulates a fitting depth of the rubber pad and abuts with the rubber pad in a predetermined abutment area is provided in each rubber pad attachment portion, and evacuation spaces (5(5A to 5D)) allowing further fitting of the rubber pad are provided at positions corresponding to four corners of the rubber pad (4) where the abutment rib is not provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20110043722
    Abstract: A cable holding structure including a plurality of ribs 51 (52) stand on an inner surface of a housing 3, and holing cables 41, 43, wherein the ribs 51 (52) are arranged on a closed figure formed on the inner surface of the housing 3 at predetermined gaps (50) between the neighboring ribs 51 (52).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (a corporation of Japan)
    Inventors: Kenji OGURA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Hideo YONEZAWA, Tsukasa FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20110043980
    Abstract: This invention relates to a stand attachment structure for attaching a stand that supports a low-profile display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, in an upright position, and to a rear cabinet. In the rear cabinet (1), a stand mounting part (10) including a temporal fixing means (13) is provided to allow temporal fixation of a stand (5) to the rear cabinet (1). The stand mounting part (10) includes a hook (11) for retaining the stand (5) in a predetermined orientation, and a reinforcing rib (12) having functions of reinforcing the hook and of guiding an engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) for insertion. Then, the stand (5) is temporarily fixed to a display unit (P) by engaging the engagement tab (52) disposed on the stand (5) with the hook (11), and finally secured to the display unit (P) with a set screw (B1) after temporal fixing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogura, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20110036957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stand for supporting a thin display unit, such as a liquid crystal display, upright. In order to provide the stand for the display unit in which a quadrangular rubber pad is attached in a not-easily removable state with a simpler structure, rubber pad attachment portions are provided, each rubber pad attachment portion (2) including a quadrangular frame rib (21) to which each quadrangular rubber pad (4) is attached and being formed into a quadrilateral in a plan view, an abutment rib which regulates a fitting depth of the rubber pad and abuts with the rubber pad in a predetermined abutment area is provided in each rubber pad attachment portion, and evacuation spaces (5(5A to 5D)) allowing further fitting of the rubber pad are provided at positions corresponding to four corners of the rubber pad (4) where the abutment rib is not provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (a corporation of Japan)
    Inventors: Kenji OGURA, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Hideo Yonezawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20040122984
    Abstract: An interface controller is designed to separately define the first control information to be supplied to the first latch means for controlling an operation of an interface-controlled device connected to the same controller and the second control information to be supplied to the second latch means for controlling an interface operation with the interface-controlled device, in a form of a pair of the first and second information. When there is an addition or a change in a command defined for the interface-controlled device, as for a command transmission to the interface-controlled device and as for an interface control operation of the interface controller itself, both the control information can be independently amended to cope with the addition or the change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Inventors: Hidemi Oyama, Katsumi Iwata, Yoshikazu Iida, Shinichi Fukasawa, Tsukasa Fujimoto