Patents by Inventor Yujin Tsukada

Yujin Tsukada 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: 8667426
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes an input unit that receives a predetermined motion image signal, a motion detecting unit that detects a motion from the motion image signal received by the input unit, a video signal processing unit that outputs a predetermined video signal when a motion detected by the motion detecting unit is a predetermined motion, and a control unit that controls the video signal processing unit, in which the control unit controls the motion detecting unit not so as to detect a motion when the predetermined video signal is being outputted by the video signal processing unit, thereby providing a useful input apparatus for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsubara, Mayumi Nakade, Tomochika Ozaki, Yujin Tsukada
  • Patent number: 8416309
    Abstract: When instructions for retrieval is given in a portable information device, together with a camera image obtained by a camera, additional information including position information provided by a CPS device, orientation information of the camera provided by a geomagnetic sensor, lens focal length information and photographing magnification information of the camera is transmitted to a retrieval service server. The retrieval service server, based on the additional information, retrieves a target within a photographing range from the current position of the camera, and recognizes the target by image recognition or character recognition of the camera image, and returns these target-related information as a retrieval result to the portable information device. The portable information device, by specifying a desired target based on the retrieval result, can acquire contents of this target from a contents service server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshimaru, Yujin Tsukada
  • Patent number: 8334933
    Abstract: A television operation method whereby a desired content screen can be shown on a TV receiver by controlling operation on the display of a remote terminal. When the TV display of the TV receiver shows a received program screen and the remote display of the remote terminal shows another received program screen, if the screen shown on the remote display is transferred to the TV display, a reception remote control screen to enable channel selection appears on the remote display. If buttons are operated so as to show a related web screen on the remote display and transfer the related web screen to the TV display, a web remote control screen for control of a cursor on the related web screen appears on the remote display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yujin Tsukada, Takeshi Hoshino, Isshu Nakajima, Tatsuya Tokunaga, Kazumi Matsumoto, Takashi Yoshimaru
  • Publication number: 20120249767
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes an input unit that receives a predetermined motion image signal, a motion detecting unit that detects a motion from the motion image signal received by the input unit, a video signal processing unit that outputs a predetermined video signal when a motion detected by the motion detecting unit is a predetermined motion, and a control unit that controls the video signal processing unit, in which the control unit controls the motion detecting unit not so as to detect a motion when the predetermined video signal is being outputted by the video signal processing unit, thereby providing a useful input apparatus for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsubara, Mayumi Nakade, Tomochika Ozaki, Yujin Tsukada
  • Patent number: 8003907
    Abstract: To reduce the number of erroneous operations, on an operation apparatus conducting mutually different operations such as opening and closing operations, a concretized human pictogram indicating mutually different state changes such as state changes represented by use of a face with opened eyes and a face with closed eyes associated with operation signals assigned to a pair of operation switches and a pictogram in which the human pictogram is combined with an operation pictogram representing a state in which a door concretizing an operation target to operate in response to an operation signal is opened or is being completely closed are respectively attached to the operation switches disposed adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Akiko Obata (nee Nakajima), Atsushi Maki, Yukari Yamamoto, Manabu Yanagimoto, Yujin Tsukada, Chizuko Sasanabe
  • Publication number: 20100243381
    Abstract: In a method of marking pictograms, for reducing the number of erroneous operations, on an operation apparatus conducting mutually different operations such as opening and closing operations, a concretized human pictogram indicating mutually different state changes such as state changes represented by use of a face with opened eyes and a face with closed eyes associated with operation signals assigned to a pair of operation switches and a pictogram in which the human pictogram is combined with an operation pictogram representing a state in which a door concretizing an operation target to operate in response to an operation signal is opened or is being completely closed are respectively attached to the operation switches disposed adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi HOSHINO, Akiko (nee Nakajima) OBATA, Atsushi MAKI, Yukari YAMAMOTO, Manabu YANAGIMOTO, Yujin TSUKADA, Chizuko SASANABE
  • Publication number: 20100245680
    Abstract: A television operation method whereby a desired content screen can be easily shown on a TV receiver by control operation on the display of a remote terminal. When the TV display of the TV receiver shows a received program screen and the remote display of the remote terminal shows another received program screen, if the screen shown on the remote display is transferred to the TV display, a reception remote control screen to enable channel selection appears on the remote display. If buttons are operated so as to show a related web screen on the remote display and transfer the related web screen to the TV display, a web remote control screen for control of a cursor on the related web screen appears on the remote display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujin TSUKADA, Takeshi HOSHINO, Isshu NAKAJIMA, Tatsuya TOKUNAGA, Kazumi MATSUMOTO, Takashi YOSHIMARU
  • Publication number: 20100079677
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes an input unit that receives a predetermined motion image signal, a motion detecting unit that detects a motion from the motion image signal received by the input unit, a video signal processing unit that outputs a predetermined video signal when a motion detected by the motion detecting unit is a predetermined motion, and a control unit that controls the video signal processing unit, in which the control unit controls the motion detecting unit not so as to detect a motion when the predetermined video signal is being outputted by the video signal processing unit, thereby providing a useful input apparatus for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsubara, Mayumi Nakade, Tomochika Ozaki, Yujin Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20090096875
    Abstract: When instructions for retrieval is given in a portable information device, together with a camera image obtained by a camera, additional information including position information provided by a CPS device, orientation information of the camera provided by a geomagnetic sensor, lens focal length information and photographing magnification information of the camera is transmitted to a retrieval service server. The retrieval service server, based on the additional information, retrieves a target within a photographing range from the current position of the camera, and recognizes the target by image recognition or character recognition of the camera image, and returns these target-related information as a retrieval result to the portable information device. The portable information device, by specifying a desired target based on the retrieval result, can acquire contents of this target from a contents service server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshimaru, Yujin Tsukada
  • Patent number: 7312791
    Abstract: There is provided a display unit including a touch panel disposed on a display screen of a display panel to detect a touch position of a pointing device, operation being conducted by touching a touch operation member displayed on the screen. The display unit includes a sensor for sensing a pushing pressure caused when touching the touch operation member, and a control section for conducting first processing concerning the touch operation member pushed by the pointing device when the pressure sensed by the sensing unit satisfies a first predetermined pressure condition, and conducting second processing concerning the touch operation member, when the pushing pressure has changed from the first condition to a second one. Upon the change from the first condition to the second one, a function of moving the screen in a direction of pushing pressure caused by the pointer is executed by the second processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Takeshi Minemoto, Yujin Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20070229706
    Abstract: As the number of contents which a user can access (TV programs, images stored on HDD or Internet news) is increasing, the contents a viewer wishes to view is becoming increasingly diverse, and consequently the question of how to view these contents efficiently is now a major problem. In other words, this huge volume of broadcast content also contains information which the user does not require, and it is difficult to efficiently acquire only the required information without any error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Junichiro Watanabe, Yukinobu Maruyama, Yujin Tsukada
  • Patent number: 7245293
    Abstract: A display unit with a touch panel to move a touch-driven member such as a functional button to a desired position through a touch operation. By touching a draggable icon displayed on a screen with a finger, the icon is changed in color to indicate that the user can drag the icon. Then, by pushing the icon, the icon is changed in size and color to indicate that the user can drag the icon. As by reducing the pushing force to touch on the icon, and moving the finger, the icon is dragged following the finger. As by pushing the icon with the finger at a predetermined position, the icon is set at this position and changed in size and color. When releasing the finger from the icon, the icon is settled at this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Takeshi Minemoto, Yujin Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20070150828
    Abstract: A content search screen has a rectangular content list display area. A display area for the attribute “genre” is arranged above the content list display area, and a display area for the attribute “device (storage location)” is arranged at the left of the content list display area. The attribute “genre” display area displays genre selection buttons for selecting genres such as movie and drama. The attribute “device” display area displays device selection buttons for selecting devices such as server or personal computer (PC). Pieces of content in a content list displayed in the content list display area satisfy a search criterion corresponding to the selected genre selection button in the attribute “genre” display area and a search criterion corresponding to the selected device selection button in the attribute “device” display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Yujin Tsukada, Takeshi Hoshino, Takayuki Yamamoto, Kouji Urawaki
  • Publication number: 20060239640
    Abstract: There are growing needs to efficiently programs desired to be viewed from among contents spreading to a channel direction and a time axis direction. However, GUI having a hierarchical structure and requiring numerous button operations require users to perform several complicated operations to view desired image contents. The present invention displays plural programs on one screen to make it easy for users to find programs desired to be viewed from among plural programs. The present invention has a means for controlling time information of reproduced images, and displays recorded images when a control time is older than a current time, program information guide (EPG) when the control time is later than the current time, and programs being broadcast when the control time is the current time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Publication date: October 26, 2006
    Inventors: Junichiro Watanabe, Yujin Tsukada, Takaaki Ishii, Isshu Nakajima, Yukinobu Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20060114225
    Abstract: A hand-shaped cursor showing a scrolling function is displayed on the display screen of the information processing device in a state where a wheel is not operated. When a user rotates the wheel to change a cursor function, the cursor on the display screen is changed to an arrow cursor indicating a selecting function. Then, when the user presses down the wheel, the cursor displayed on the screen selects an object on the screen pointed at by the cursor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Yujin Tsukada, Takeshi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 7002556
    Abstract: As shown in FIG. 3A, a touch panel 2 is provided on a display screen 1, and a touch panel 3 using infrared rays is provided thereon. A shown in FIG. 3B, when a finger 6 touches the touch panel 3, its touching position is detected, and screen displaying is carried out on the display screen 1 according to the touching position. Then, the finger 6 is brought closer to the display screen 1. Accordingly, as shown in FIG. 3C, when the finger 6 touches the touch panel 2, its touching position is detected, and screen displaying is carried out on the display screen 1 according to the touching position. For example, in the case of an operation button 7, in FIG. 3B, displaying is carried out in a state different from that of FIG. 3A and, in FIG. 3C, displaying is carried out in another different state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yujin Tsukada, Masaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20050259087
    Abstract: A display unit with a touch panel to move a touch-driven member such as a functional button to a desired position through a touch operation. By touching a draggable icon displayed on a screen with a finger, the icon is changed in color to indicate that the user can drag the icon. Then, by pushing the icon, the icon is changed in size and color to indicate that the user can drag the icon. As by reducing the pushing force to touch on the icon, and moving the finger, the icon is dragged following the finger. As by pushing the icon with the finger at a predetermined position, the icon is set at this position and changed in size and color. When releasing the finger from the icon, the icon is settled at this position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Takeshi Minemoto, Yujin Tsukada
  • Patent number: 6940494
    Abstract: A display unit with a touch panel to move a touch-driven member such as a functional button to a desired position through a touch operation. By touching a draggable icon displayed on a screen with a finger, the icon is changed in color to indicate that the user can drag the icon. Then, by pushing the icon, the icon is changed in size and color to indicate that the user can drag the icon. As by reducing the pushing force to touch on the icon, and moving the finger, the icon is dragged following the finger. As by pushing the icon with the finger at a predetermined position, the icon is set at this position and changed in size and color. When releasing the finger from the icon, the icon is settled at this position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Takeshi Minemoto, Yujin Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20040108995
    Abstract: There is provided a display unit including a touch panel disposed on a display screen of a display panel to detect a touch position of a pointing device, operation being conducted by touching a touch operation member displayed on the screen. The display unit includes a sensor for sensing a pushing pressure caused when touching the touch operation member, and a control section for conducting first processing concerning the touch operation member pushed by the pointing device when the pressure sensed by the sensing unit satisfies a first predetermined pressure condition, and conducting second processing concerning the touch operation member, when the pushing pressure has changed from the first condition to a second one. Upon the change from the first condition to the second one, a function of moving the screen in a direction of pushing pressure caused by the pointer is executed by the second processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Takeshi Hoshino, Takeshi Minemoto, Yujin Tsukada
  • Publication number: 20040104894
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus having a pointing device and a keyboard capable of quick pointing operation, in which no extra burden is imposed on the fingertip of the operator even after a protracted use. A second housing including a display unit and a first housing including a keyboard are foldable with each other through a connecting portion. A touch area having a beam sensor is arranged on the keyboard. The width of the touch area and the keyboard area is substantially equal to that of the display area of the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Yujin Tsukada, Takeshi Hoshino