Patents by Inventor Yoshinobu Imoto

Yoshinobu Imoto 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: 10171847
    Abstract: An information device is provided that includes a communication component and a controller. The communication component communicates with an external device. The controller downloads video data from the external device through the communication component. The controller performs processing for playing the video data. The controller executes an application for playing the downloaded video data. The controller sends a download request for each divided video data, with the divided video data being obtained by dividing up the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Imoto, Yoshikazu Fujita, Eiji Nakata, Ryuji Ikeda, Masahito Teraoka, Kanji Imanishi, Makoto Takemoto, Makoto Imagawa, Shinichi Toge, Masatoshi Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10063914
    Abstract: An information device includes a communication component and a controller. The communication component communicates with an external device. The controller downloads video data from the external device through the communication component, executes a post-download processing for playing the video data after completing download of the video data, and executes an application for playing the video data. The controller sends a download request for the video data to the external device based on a processing time for the post-download processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Imoto, Yoshikazu Fujita, Eiji Nakata, Ryuji Ikeda, Masahito Teraoka
  • Publication number: 20170201560
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a distribution device and an information device. The distribution device comprises a communication part, a memory part and a controller. The communication part communicates with an external device. The memory part stores a video data. The controller transmits the video data to the external device through the communication part. The controller transmits the video data to the external device based on a request signal from the external device, and the video data includes a predetermined data that is different from the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YOSHINOBU IMOTO, YOSHIKAZU FUJITA, EIJI NAKATA, RYUJI IKEDA, MASAHITO TERAOKA
  • Publication number: 20170070777
    Abstract: An information device includes a communication component and a controller. The communication component communicates with an external device. The controller downloads video data from the external device through the communication component, executes a post-download processing for playing the video data after completing download of the video data, and executes an application for playing the video data. The controller sends a download request for the video data to the external device based on a processing time for the post-download processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinobu IMOTO, Yoshikazu FUJITA, Eiji NAKATA, Ryuji IKEDA, Masahito TERAOKA
  • Publication number: 20170070565
    Abstract: An information device is basically provided that comprises a communication component, a controller, a memory, and an application. The communication component communicates with an external device. The controller downloads video data from the external device via the communication component, and produces distribution data of the same format as the video data from the video data. The memory stores the distribution data. The application includes a local server and a playback component, and plays the distribution data. The controller executes the application, and sends the distribution data stored in the memory from the local server to the playback component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Takehiro TOYA, Yoshinobu IMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170070755
    Abstract: An information device is provided that includes a communication component and a controller. The communication component communicates with an external device. The controller downloads video data from the external device through the communication component. The controller performs processing for playing the video data. The controller executes an application for playing the downloaded video data. The controller sends a download request for each divided video data, with the divided video data being obtained by dividing up the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshinobu IMOTO, Yoshikazu FUJITA, Eiji NAKATA, Ryuji IKEDA, Masahito TERAOKA, Kanji IMANISHI, Makoto TAKEMOTO, Makoto IMAGAWA, Shinichi TOGE, Masatoshi MIYOSHI
  • Patent number: 8103146
    Abstract: In an optical disk reproducing apparatus, when an extension of a still image file whose reproduction is instructed is JPG, the optical disk reproducing apparatus analyzes a header and determines whether or not the still image file is a still image file of a format capable of reproduction. In the case of determining that the still image file is a still image file of a format incapable of reproduction herein, a video signal indicating its fact is outputted. As a result of this, a user can speedily be notified that the still image file whose reproduction is instructed is a file incapable of reproduction, and operability of the user can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Imoto
  • Publication number: 20100296375
    Abstract: In a case where free space of a local storage becomes smaller than a predetermined threshold while additional contents are downloaded by executing a “BD-Live” function, a screen for deleting old contents is displayed on a display. When a user deletes the old contents and the free space of the local storage becomes equal to or larger than the threshold, the screen displayed on a display is automatically erased. By repeating the deletion of old contents until download of the additional contents is completed, the entire additional contents are completely acquired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Imoto
  • Patent number: 7545712
    Abstract: An optical disk reproducing apparatus configured to reproduce an optical disk of a hybrid type having CD and HD layers, including a system controller. Preferably, the system controller includes a disk discriminating unit which discriminates a loaded optical disk, an access list acquisition unit which obtains first access list information, a reproduction information setting unit which sets reproduction information when a reproduction area change request is issued, a reproduction request determining unit which determines whether or not a reproduction request is issued after the reproduction information is set, an access list request unit which requests second access list information when the reproduction request is issued, and a reproduction control unit which obtains the second access list information, when the second access list information is required, replaces the first access list information by the second access list information, and starts reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Imoto
  • Publication number: 20060007798
    Abstract: In a disk player which plays a disk having first and second areas in which the same contents are recorded with different amounts of information, the disk player includes a playback unit that reads disk information to play the disk, a storage unit that stores disk management information relating to the first and second areas when starting playback of the disk, and a switching instruction unit that, while one area of the first and second areas is played, instructs to play the other area. In response to the switching instruction unit, the disk management information relating to the other area is read from the storage unit, and thus playback of the other area starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Imoto
  • Publication number: 20050025020
    Abstract: An optical disk reproducing apparatus configured to reproduce an optical disk of a hybrid type having CD and HD layers, including a system controller. Preferably, the system controller includes a disk discriminating unit which discriminates a loaded optical disk, an access list acquisition unit which obtains first access list information, a reproduction information setting unit which sets reproduction information when a reproduction area change request is issued, a reproduction request determining unit which determines whether or not a reproduction request is issued after the reproduction information is set, an access list request unit which requests second access list information when the reproduction request is issued, and a reproduction control unit which obtains the second access list information, when the second access list information is required, replaces the first access list information by the second access list information, and starts reproduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Imoto
  • Publication number: 20040228621
    Abstract: In an optical disk reproducing apparatus, when an extension of a still image file whose reproduction is instructed is JPG, the optical disk reproducing apparatus analyzes a header and determines whether or not the still image file is a still image file of a format capable of reproduction. In the case of determining that the still image file is a still image file of a format incapable of reproduction herein, a video signal indicating its fact is outputted. As a result of this, a user can speedily be notified that the still image file whose reproduction is instructed is a file incapable of reproduction, and operability of the user can be improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Imoto