Patents by Inventor Yasuyuki Fukumoto

Yasuyuki Fukumoto 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: 10955609
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a supporting unit that supports the display panel, the supporting unit having a first protruding portion within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the display panel, the first protruding portion having an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa, Akifumi Kono
  • Patent number: 10914888
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel, a light source, an optical member, and a frame. The optical member reflects light from the light source towards the display panel. The frame has a protruding portion that supports the optical member and is disposed near a periphery of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa, Akifumi Kono
  • Patent number: 10895769
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a housing, a plurality of light sources, a plurality of diffusing lenses, a substrate, an attachment member, and a reflective sheet. The housing supports the display. The light sources are disposed on a rear side of the display device with respect to the display component. The diffusing lenses cover the light sources, respectively. The light sources are mounted to the substrate. The substrate is attached to the attachment member. The attachment member is disposed on the housing. The reflective sheet has a plurality of holes corresponding to the light sources, the reflective sheet being disposed between the attachment member and the diffusing lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Akihiro Fujikawa, Akira Yokawa
  • Publication number: 20200142125
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a supporting unit that supports the display panel, the supporting unit having a first protruding portion within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the display panel, the first protruding portion having an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA, Akifumi KONO
  • Publication number: 20200050050
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a housing, a plurality of light sources, a plurality of diffusing lenses, a substrate, an attachment member, and a reflective sheet. The housing supports the display. The light sources are disposed on a rear side of the display device with respect to the display component. The diffusing lenses cover the light sources, respectively. The light sources are mounted to the substrate. The substrate is attached to the attachment member. The attachment member is disposed on the housing. The reflective sheet has a plurality of holes corresponding to the light sources, the reflective sheet being disposed between the attachment member and the diffusing lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Akira YOKAWA
  • Patent number: 10527779
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a reflection sheet, a display panel, and a supporting unit. The reflection sheet reflects light from the light source. The supporting unit supports the reflection sheet. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first area and a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first and second areas, the third area being located between the first and second areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa, Akifumi Kono
  • Patent number: 10520666
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a light source, a reflection sheet, and a supporting unit. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface, a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface and a fourth protruding portion that contacts with a fourth area of the rear facing surface. The first, second, third and fourth areas are spaced apart from a center portion of the reflection sheet. The first and second areas are spaced apart from each other in a first direction. The third and fourth areas are spaced apart from each other in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa, Akifumi Kono
  • Patent number: 10459270
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, at least one light source unit, a housing and a reflective sheet. The at least one light source unit has a light source, a diffusing lens that covers the light source, and a substrate to which the light source is mounted. The housing includes an inner surface to which the at least one light source unit is attached. The reflective sheet has a plurality of holes corresponding to the light sources, the reflective sheet being disposed between the substrate and the diffusing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Akihiro Fujikawa, Akira Yokawa
  • Patent number: 10379391
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a light source, a substrate, and a housing. The light source is mounted to the substrate. The housing includes a back panel with a surface to which the substrate is attached. The back panel has a recess and a positioning portion. The recess is at least partially disposed in the surface and is recessed with respect to the surface. The positioning portion holds the substrate relative to the housing and is disposed spaced apart from the recess in the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Akihiro Fujikawa, Akira Yokawa
  • Patent number: 10310170
    Abstract: A display device comprises a light source, an optical member, a display panel, and a frame. The frame supports the display panel. The frame has a first protruding portion that contacts with an area of a rear facing surface of the optical member within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the optical member. The first protruding portion has an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa, Akifumi Kono
  • Publication number: 20190137684
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a light source, a reflection sheet, and a supporting unit. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface, a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface and a fourth protruding portion that contacts with a fourth area of the rear facing surface. The first, second, third and fourth areas are spaced apart from a center portion of the reflection sheet. The first and second areas are spaced apart from each other in a first direction. The third and fourth areas are spaced apart from each other in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA, Akifumi KONO
  • Publication number: 20190137683
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a reflection sheet, a display panel, and a supporting unit. The reflection sheet reflects light from the light source. The supporting unit supports the reflection sheet. The supporting unit has a first protruding portion that contacts with a first area of a rear facing surface of the reflection sheet within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the reflection sheet, a second protruding portion that contacts with a second area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first area and a third protruding portion that contacts with a third area of the rear facing surface of the reflection sheet that is spaced apart from the first and second areas, the third area being located between the first and second areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA, Akifumi KONO
  • Publication number: 20190137811
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, at least one light source unit, a housing and a reflective sheet. The at least one light source unit has a light source, a diffusing lens that covers the light source, and a substrate to which the light source is mounted. The housing includes an inner surface to which the at least one light source unit is attached. The reflective sheet has a plurality of holes corresponding to the light sources, the reflective sheet being disposed between the substrate and the diffusing lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Akira YOKAWA
  • Patent number: 10085369
    Abstract: This display device includes a heat radiation member made of metal, configured to radiate heat generated from a light source portion, a rear housing arranged on the rear side of the heat radiation member, a substrate mounting member made of sheet metal, mounted with a circuit substrate, and a cover member covering the substrate mounting member from the rear side of the substrate mounting member in a state where the rear surface of the rear housing is exposed to the outside, while the heat radiation member is arranged to come into contact with the substrate mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 9964695
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 9921366
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 9910213
    Abstract: This display includes a light source portion, a first heat radiation member for radiating heat generated by the light source portion, a rear housing covering the first heat radiation member in a state in contact with the first heat radiation member, and a cover member covering a rear surface of the rear housing so that the rear surface of the rear housing is partially exposed outward. The first heat radiation member is arranged on a region corresponding to a region of the rear housing exposed outward from the cover member as viewed from the side of the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Yuki Kita, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Yasuhiro Mori, Yuto Suzuki, Hirofumi Horiuchi, Hirohiko Tsuji, Takahito Yamanaka, Hideo Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 9897850
    Abstract: A display apparatus for displaying an image, including: a liquid-crystal panel which displays the image; a back light which emits light toward a rear face of the liquid-crystal panel; a rear frame which supports the back light via a screw; and a rear cover which covers part of a face of the rear frame which is different from a face of the rear frame on which the back light is provided, wherein the back light extends beyond an inner-frame region of the rear frame covered by the rear cover, and the screw is provided only in the inner-frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yokawa, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yasuyuki Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20170219870
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a light source, a substrate, and a housing. The light source is mounted to the substrate. The housing includes a back panel with a surface to which the substrate is attached. The back panel has a recess and a positioning portion. The recess is at least partially disposed in the surface and is recessed with respect to the surface. The positioning portion holds the substrate relative to the housing and is disposed spaced apart from the recess in the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Akira YOKAWA
  • Publication number: 20170212301
    Abstract: A display device comprises a light source, an optical member, a display panel, and a frame. The frame supports the display panel. The frame has a first protruding portion that contacts with an area of a rear facing surface of the optical member within a predetermined distance from a center portion of the optical member. The first protruding portion has an overall rectangular shape with a step part at at least one corner of the overall rectangular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Akira YOKAWA, Yuki KITA, Akihiro FUJIKAWA, Yasuyuki FUKUMOTO, Yasuhiro MORI, Yuto SUZUKI, Hirofumi HORIUCHI, Hirohiko TSUJI, Takahito YAMANAKA, Hideo YONEZAWA, Akifumi KONO