Patents by Inventor Yoshinao Hiranuma

Yoshinao Hiranuma 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: 10771751
    Abstract: The projection image adjustment system includes: projection display apparatuses for projecting projection images; a first and a second imaging apparatus for shooting the projection images; and a controller. The controller includes: an imaging-apparatus selecting unit, a shooting-region setting unit, a pattern projection unit, and a shot-image display unit. The imaging-apparatus selecting unit selects the first or the second imaging apparatus. The shooting-region setting unit sets a first and a second charge-of-shoot region for a projection display apparatus. The first and the second imaging apparatus are respectively in charge of shooting the first and the second charge-of-shoot region. At least one projection display apparatus is shared by the first and second charge-of-shoot regions. The pattern projection unit projects a format pattern of the projection display apparatus corresponding to the first or the second charge-of-shoot region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinao Hiranuma
  • Publication number: 20170223320
    Abstract: The projection image adjustment system includes: projection display apparatuses for projecting projection images; a first and a second imaging apparatus for shooting the projection images; and a controller. The controller includes: an imaging-apparatus selecting unit, a shooting-region setting unit, a pattern projection unit, and a shot-image display unit. The imaging-apparatus selecting unit selects the first or the second imaging apparatus. The shooting-region setting unit sets a first and a second charge-of-shoot region for a projection display apparatus. The first and the second imaging apparatus are respectively in charge of shooting the first and the second charge-of-shoot region. At least one projection display apparatus is shared by the first and second charge-of-shoot regions. The pattern projection unit projects a format pattern of the projection display apparatus corresponding to the first or the second charge-of-shoot region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventor: YOSHINAO HIRANUMA
  • Patent number: 9621861
    Abstract: A projection image display system which forms an image on a projection plane with plural images includes a first projection-type display apparatus, a second projection-type display apparatus, a first-controller configured to control the first projection-type display apparatus to display a guide figure when a projectable region does not contain an assigned projection region for the first projection-type display apparatus, a second controller configured to control the second projection-type display apparatus to display a reference figure when a projectable region contains an assigned projection region for the second projection-type display apparatus. The guide figure is a figure to be referenced by a user for adjusting the position of the first projection-type display apparatus. The reference figure is a figure to be referenced by the user, as a norm for the position adjustment, in combination with the guide figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinao Hiranuma
  • Publication number: 20150138240
    Abstract: A projection image display system which forms an image on a projection plane with plural images includes a first projection-type display apparatus, a second projection-type display apparatus, a first-controller configured to control the first projection-type display apparatus to display a guide figure when a projectable region does not contain an assigned projection region for the first projection-type display apparatus, a second controller configured to control the second projection-type display apparatus to display a reference figure when a projectable region contains an assigned projection region for the second projection-type display apparatus. The guide figure is a figure to be referenced by a user for adjusting the position of the first projection-type display apparatus, The reference figure is a figure to be referenced by the user, as a norm for the position adjustment, in combination with the guide figure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshinao HIRANUMA
  • Patent number: 8884979
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes an imager that modulates light emitted from a light source and a projection unit that projects light emitted from the imager on a projection surface. The projection display apparatus includes: an imager controller that controls the imager to display a test pattern image in which a characteristic point is defined by at least three adjacent regions; an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of the test pattern image from an imaging element configured to capture the test pattern image projected on the projection surface; and an adjustment unit that identifies the characteristic point included in the captured image on the basis of the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit and adjusts an image to be projected on the projection surface on the basis of the identified characteristic point. The at least three adjacent regions surround the characteristic point and are adjacent to the characteristic point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Haraguchi, Masutaka Inoue, Yoshinao Hiranuma, Tomoya Terauchi, Susumu Tanase
  • Patent number: 8598503
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes: a light amount sensor which detects an amount of light emitted from an array light source; a deterioration rate calculator which acquires an amount of light of a measurement target light source from the amount of light detected by the light amount sensor; a reference light amount storage which stores a reference amount of light of an amount of light emitted from plurality of solid state light sources, for each of the solid state light sources; and a light source controller which controls the amount of light emitted from the plurality of solid state light sources for each of the solid state light sources, and the deterioration rate calculator determines whether the measurement target light source has deteriorated, in accordance with a result of a comparison between the amount of light detected by the light amount sensor, and the reference amount of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masutaka Inoue, Seiji Tsuchiya, Susumu Tanase, Yoshinao Hiranuma, Takaaki Abe, Masahiro Haraguchi
  • Patent number: 8269799
    Abstract: An image signal processor includes a controller configured to generate a red output signal, a green output signal, a blue output signal and a fourth color output signal in accordance with image input signals. A fourth color light component enables to reproduce a color outside the range of a color reproducible by the red light component, the green light component and the blue light component. The controller generates the fourth color output signal on the basis of a reference signal corresponding to a color different from a complementary color of a color reproduced by the fourth color light component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Abe, Masutaka Inoue, Susumu Tanase, Yoshinao Hiranuma, Seiji Tsuchiya, Masahiro Haraguchi
  • Publication number: 20120206696
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus displays a test pattern image including three or more intersections configured by three or more line segments. The projection display apparatus calculates a positional relationship between the projection display apparatus and the projection plane based on the three or more intersections included in the test pattern image. The test pattern image is included within a display frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Masahiro HARAGUCHI, Yoshinao HIRANUMA, Masutaka INOUE
  • Publication number: 20120140189
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes: an imager; a projection unit; an acquisition unit; a shape correction unit that performs a shape correction process for projecting a shape correction pattern image on the projection plane, calculating shape correction values from the picked-up image of the shape correction pattern image, and correcting the shape of the image projected on the projection plane, based on the shape correction values; and a coordinate calibration unit that performs an interactive calibration process for projecting a calibration pattern image on the projection plane, calculating calibration correction values from the picked-up image of the calibration pattern image, associating coordinates of the picked-up image captured by the image pick-up element and coordinates of the image projected on the projection plane with each other, based on calibration correction values. The interactive calibration process is performed after the shape correction process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinao Hiranuma, Tomoya Terauchi, Susumu Tanase, Takaaki Abe, Masahiro Haraguchi, Noboru Yoshinobe
  • Publication number: 20120081678
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus displays a test pattern image formed of at least parts of three or more line segments defining three or more intersection points. The projection display apparatus computes a positional relationship between the projection display apparatus and the projection surface, based on the three or more intersection points. The test pattern image has a distortion in an opposite direction to a direction of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinao HIRANUMA, Tomoya TERAUCHI, Susumu TANASE, Takaaki ABE, Masahiro Haraguchi, Noboru Yoshinobe
  • Publication number: 20120057138
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus according to a first feature includes: an imager that modulates light emitted from a light source; and a projection unit that projects the image light modulated by the imager onto a projection plane. The projection plane includes a projectable region where the image light can be projected. The projectable region includes a projection region on which the image light is projected based on an image signal and a non-projection region other than the projection region. The projection display apparatus further includes: an adjustment unit that adjusts the shape of the projection region within the projectable region; and a control unit that displays additional information at least in the non-projection region within the projectable region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro HARAGUCHI, Masutaka Inoue, Yoshinao Hiranuma, Tomoya Terauchi, Takaaki Abe, Noboru Yoshinobe
  • Publication number: 20120026170
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus according to embodiments includes a light source that emits color component light beams of a plurality of colors and an imager that modulates the color component light beams of a plurality of colors emitted from the light source. The projection display apparatus includes an element control unit that controls the imager; and a light source control unit that controls the light source. The element control unit controls the imager based on an image output signal obtained by a signal expansion process of an image input signal. The light source control unit performs a power reduction process of reducing power supplied to the light source according to an expansion amount of the image input signal expanded by the signal expansion process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki ABE, Masutaka INOUE, Susumu TANASE, Masahiro HARAGUCHI, Yoshinao HIRANUMA, Tomoya TERAUCHI, Noboru YOSHINOBE
  • Publication number: 20120026070
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus displays an image on a projection surface in cooperation with a second projection display apparatus. The projection display apparatus includes: a detection unit that detects the position of the second projection display apparatus; and a switching unit that performs switching between a stack display mode and a tile display mode on the basis of the position of the second projection display apparatus. In the stack display mode, an image projected by the projection display apparatus and an image projected by the second projection display apparatus are displayed on a projection surface in a stacked manner. In the tile display mode, an image projected by the projection display apparatus and an image projected by the second projection display apparatus are displayed on a projection surface in a side-by-side manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Azusa OZAKI, Takahisa ANDO, Shinya MATSUMOTO, Makoto MAEDA, Masafumi TANAKA, Yoshinao HIRANUMA
  • Publication number: 20120013634
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes an imager that modulates light emitted from a light source and a projection unit that projects light emitted from the imager on a projection surface. The projection display apparatus includes: an imager controller that controls the imager to display a test pattern image in which a characteristic point is defined by at least three adjacent regions; an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of the test pattern image from an imaging element configured to capture the test pattern image projected on the projection surface; and an adjustment unit that identifies the characteristic point included in the captured image on the basis of the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit and adjusts an image to be projected on the projection surface on the basis of the identified characteristic point. The at least three adjacent regions surround the characteristic point and are adjacent to the characteristic point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro HARAGUCHI, Masutaka INOUE, Yoshinao HIRANUMA, Tomoya TERAUCHI, Susumu TANASE
  • Patent number: 8070296
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes: a solid-state light source; a Peltier element configured to cool the solid-state light source; a light amount sensor configured to detect an amount of a light emitted from the solid-state light source; a power consumption monitor configured to monitor power consumptions of the solid-state light source and the Peltier element; and a power controller configured to control powers supplied to the solid-state light source and the Peltier element. The power controller controls the powers supplied to the solid-state light source and the Peltier element, on the basis of the light amount detected by the light amount sensor and a sum of the power consumptions of the solid-state light source and the Peltier element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshinao Hiranuma, Masutaka Inoue, Susumu Tanase, Takaaki Abe, Seiji Tsuchiya, Masahiro Haraguchi
  • Publication number: 20110279456
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus is provided with a main body unit comprised of a light source and a projection element for projecting light emitted from the light source to a projection plane. The projection element is provided in the main body unit. The main body unit is further comprised of an adjusting member exclusively used for the operation of an image adjustment function to adjust an image on the projection plane, wherein the image is composed of the light emitted from the projection element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinao HIRANUMA, Masahiro HARAGUCHI, Takaaki ABE, Masutaka INOUE
  • Publication number: 20110227811
    Abstract: In a captured image outputting system, an image shot by an image capturing device is, upon shooting the image thereby, instantaneously transmitted to a display control device of a display system via wireless communication. The display system instantaneously projects the received image on a projection screen. The display system is comprised of a display device and a display control device. A liquid crystal projector may serve as the display device whereas an optional device, for use in wireless communication, connected to image input terminals of the liquid crystal projector may serve as the display control device. A digital still camera may serve as the image capturing device capable of carrying out wireless communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro YAMAZAKI, Yasuaki Inoue, Yoshinao Hiranuma, Hiroki Miura
  • Publication number: 20110175940
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes: an imager configured to modulate light emitted from a light source; a projection unit configured to project light coming from the imager on a projection plane; a detection unit configured to detect a projection frame provided on the projection plane; and an imager controller configured to control the imager so that a position of an image projected on the projection plane is moved in a projectable range within which the projection unit is able to project an image. The imager controller controls the imager so that the image projected on the projection plane fits within the projection frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Terauchi, Yoshinao Hiranuma, Susumu Tanase, Takaaki Abe, Masahiro Haraguchi, Noboru Yoshinobe, Masutaka Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110032488
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes: a light source, a light valve configured to modulate light emitted from the light source, a projection unit configured to project light emitted from the light valve, on a projection surface, and a valve controller configured to initialize the light valve in response to a drive-starting command to start driving the projection display apparatus; and a light-source controller configured to make the light source start operating when the valve controller finishes initialization of the light valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki ABE, Masutaka INOUE, Susumu TANASE, Yoshinao HIRANUMA, Tomoya TERAUCHI, Masahiro HARAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20110025988
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus includes; an element control unit configured to control a light valve so as to display a test pattern image configuring at least one portion of a respective one of three or more line segments configuring three or more crossing points; an acquisition unit configured to acquire a pickup image of the test pattern image outputted along a predetermined line from an image pickup element configured to pick up the test pattern image projected on a projection plane; a computation unit configured to specify three or more crossing points from three or more line segments included in the pickup image, based upon the pickup image acquired by the acquisition unit, and to compute a positional relationship between the projection image apparatus and the projection plane, based upon the three or more crossing points; and an adjustment unit configured to adjust an image projected on the projection plane, based upon the positional relationship between the projection display apparatus and the project
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro HARAGUCHI, Masutaka INOUE, Yoshinao HIRANUMA, Tomoya TERAUCHI, Susumu TANASE, Takaaki ABE