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1.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18533231
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-08
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Noda, Masaki
  • Fujita, Koji

Abstract

An air floating video display apparatus includes a display panel that displays a video, a retroreflector that reflects the video light from the display panel and forms an air floating video in air by the reflected light, and a polarization separator arranged between the display panel and the retroreflector at a predetermined angle with respect to the display panel, and the retroreflector is arranged to face the display panel obliquely at a predetermined angle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 30/56 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images the image being built up from image elements distributed over a 3D volume, e.g. voxels by projecting aerial or floating images
  • G02B 5/30 - Polarising elements
  • G02B 27/28 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups , for polarising

2.

BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 18584234
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-22
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi

Abstract

A technique of transmitting or receiving an advanced digital broadcasting service more suitably is provided. As the means, a broadcast receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcasting wave, a 2K broadcasting service and a 4K broadcasting service being transmitted by the broadcasting wave, includes: a receiver configured to receive the broadcasting wave; a display; and a controller. The controller is configured to identify whether simultaneous broadcasting of a 2K broadcasting service and a 4K broadcasting service in the broadcasting wave is executed or not on a basis of control information, the control information being contained in the broadcasting wave received by the receiver. In a case where an EPG screen for the 2K broadcasting service and the 4K broadcasting service included in the broadcasting wave received by the receiver is to be displayed on the display, the controller is configured to change a display state in the EPG screen of program information on any one service of the 2K broadcasting service or the 4K broadcasting service at least included in the broadcasting wave in accordance with the identifying result.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection

3.

DISPLAY APPARATUS, INFORMATION TERMINAL AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number 18584166
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-22
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kageyama, Masahiro
  • Matsubara, Takashi
  • Hamada, Koichi

Abstract

A television receiver 101 is connected to two or more wireless terminals via a communication line. A controller 214 and a network I/F 212 in the television receiver 101 send pieces of login information entered from the two or more wireless terminals to the content distribution server and obtain pieces of content list information each generated by the content distribution server based on the pieces of login information. An aggregated content list in which the obtained pieces of content list information are aggregated is generated. The display 210 displays the aggregated content list. The content list information includes content available for viewing on the information terminal connected to the communication line. The aggregated content list includes content available for viewing on the two or more information terminals in which the pieces of content list information are aggregated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/45 - Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies 
  • G06Q 20/12 - Payment architectures specially adapted for electronic shopping systems
  • G06Q 20/40 - Authorisation, e.g. identification of payer or payee, verification of customer or shop credentials; Review and approval of payers, e.g. check of credit lines or negative lists
  • G06Q 30/06 - Buying, selling or leasing transactions
  • H04N 21/278 - Content descriptor database or directory service for end-user access
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/475 - End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. PIN [Personal Identification Number] or preference data
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection

4.

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

      
Application Number 18284568
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Kunii, Yasuhiko

Abstract

A light source device which is miniaturized, can be manufactured at low cost, and is suitable as an illumination light source of a display device of an electronic device such as an HUD and an aerial floating image display apparatus is provided. The light source device includes: a light source configured to generate white light by irradiating a phosphor with light emitted from a solid-state light source; a collimating optical system (15) configured to convert a divergent light flux of the white light emitted from the light source into parallel light; a light guide configured to cause the light emitted from the collimating optical system (15) to be incident as incident light and emit the incident light in a direction different from an incident direction; and a filter configured to reflect light in a blue region of the parallel light to irradiate the phosphor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • B60K 35/23 - Head-up displays [HUD] (optical aspects of head-up displays G02B 27/01)
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21V 9/32 - Elements containing photoluminescent material distinct from or spaced from the light source characterised by the arrangement of the photoluminescent material
  • G02B 5/26 - Reflecting filters
  • G02B 5/30 - Polarising elements
  • G02B 19/00 - Condensers

5.

PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT

      
Application Number 18443673
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Tsuruga, Sadao
  • Yoshida, Susumu

Abstract

A personal digital assistant includes a display control unit that causes an object as a target of the touch operation to be displayed in the image display unit, an image input unit that acquires a video of an operation instruction object that performs the touch operation on the touch screen, and a shaking detection unit that analyzes the video of the operation instruction object, which is acquired by the image input unit, and calculates a relative shaking amount of the operation instruction object to a position of the personal digital assistant as a reference. The display control unit causes the object to be displayed in the image display unit to be displayed, based on the relative shaking amount of the operation instruction object, which is calculated by the shaking detection unit, such that the object is shifted in accordance with the relative shaking amount.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means

6.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18525878
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Hiroaki
  • Fujita, Koji

Abstract

An air floating video display apparatus includes: a video display apparatus displaying a video; a lenticular lens arranged on a video-light emission side of the video display apparatus; and a retroreflector reflecting video light emitted from the video display apparatus and aerially forming an air floating video by using the reflection light. The video display apparatus displays a plurality of multi-viewpoint images including at least three objects so that a position of an optional object among the at least three objects is fixed while a position of an object other than the optional object is shifted among the plurality of different multi-viewpoint images in a predetermined direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 30/56 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images the image being built up from image elements distributed over a 3D volume, e.g. voxels by projecting aerial or floating images
  • H04N 13/305 - Image reproducers for viewing without the aid of special glasses, i.e. using autostereoscopic displays using lenticular lenses, e.g. arrangements of cylindrical lenses
  • H04N 13/366 - Image reproducers using viewer tracking
  • H04N 13/398 - Synchronisation thereof; Control thereof

7.

INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD

      
Application Number 18279436
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-31
First Publication Date 2024-06-06
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi
  • Ito, Tamotsu

Abstract

A smartphone which is an information display apparatus includes: a touch panel having a touch sensor detecting contact of an operating object by a user with respect to a display screen; and a proximity sensor detecting proximity of the operating object with respect to the display screen. The operating object is, for example, a hand/finger of the user. The smartphone creates, based on detection by the touch sensor and the proximity sensor, second display information having a content including an operating-object image representing the operating object superimposed on first display information displayed on the display screen of the touch panel, externally outputs the second display information to the external display apparatus, and displays the second display information on a display screen of the external display apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06T 11/60 - Editing figures and text; Combining figures or text

8.

REMOTE OPERATION INSTRUCTING SYSTEM, AND MOUNT TYPE DEVICE

      
Application Number 18419930
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-23
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Oku, Masuo

Abstract

A mount type device includes a camera configured to photograph a work site in a wider range than a visual field of a worker; a sensor configured to obtain a visual line of the worker; and a visual line movement detector configured to detect, as visual line movement information, movement of a direction of the visual line of the worker by using the sensor information. The mount type device transmits data on the photographed image and the visual line movement information to an operation instructing apparatus via a network. An operation instructing apparatus includes a display setter configured to extract a first image having a wider range than a visual field range of the worker from the image photographed by the camera, correct the first image using the visual line movement information, and cause a display of the corrected first image; and an instruction image is generated for the worker.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 11/00 - 2D [Two Dimensional] image generation
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • H04N 5/262 - Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
  • H04N 5/265 - Mixing

9.

VEHICLE

      
Application Number 18430840
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-02
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamamoto, Tomoki
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Yatsu, Masahiko

Abstract

The information display apparatus has a housing with an opening and a transparent cover formed on the opening, the housing includes image-light generating means configured to generate image light that displays the image information and an optical system configured to allow a driver of the vehicle to recognize image information based on the image light from the image-light generating means as a virtual image in front of the windshield. When S-polarized light on the windshield is assumed to be a first polarized wave while polarized light that orthogonally crosses the S-polarized light in a polarizing direction is assumed to be a second polarized wave, the image-light generating means is configured to generate the image light made of the first polarized wave, and a transmittance/reflectance control means blocks a part of the first polarized wave and the second polarized wave of incident external light entering the housing from the opening.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • G02B 5/08 - Mirrors
  • G02B 5/28 - Interference filters
  • G02B 27/28 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups , for polarising
  • B60K 35/23 - Head-up displays [HUD] (optical aspects of head-up displays G02B 27/01)
  • B60K 35/29 - Instruments characterised by the way in which information is handled, e.g. showing information on plural displays or prioritising information according to driving conditions

10.

TELEVISION RECEIVER WITH A TV PHONE FUNCTION

      
Application Number 18431239
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-02
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Iwabuchi, Kazunori
  • Mizosoe, Hiroki
  • Shimoda, Mutsumi
  • Bondan, Setiawan
  • Sasamoto, Manabu

Abstract

A videophone system includes a processor which selectively sets a television (TV) broadcast program viewing function mode and videophone function mode in response to manual operation of a remote control, a decoder which performs, in the TV program view mode, a TV program-use decode function for decoding a broadcast program signal received from a TV tuner to thereby display it on a display screen while producing audio sounds by loudspeakers and which performs, in the videophone function mode a videophone-use decode function for decoding a videophone signal received from a distant party to thereby display on the screen an image of the distant party using the screen and speakers, and an encoder which performs a videophone-use encode function for encoding a video signal from a camera and a voice signal from a microphone to generate a videophone signal, which is sent to the distant party via a network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
  • H04L 65/1063 - Application servers providing network services
  • H04N 7/14 - Systems for two-way working
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/4223 - Cameras
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting

11.

EDITING METHOD AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18436447
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-08
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshida, Susumu
  • Shiokawa, Junji
  • Okamoto, Hiroo

Abstract

In order to provide a recording and reproducing device that allows a user to select and manage arbitrary play lists, a unit of management for managing all registered play list information and an upper management hierarchical level are added. The unit of management is adapted to be handled on the same level with unified information that indicates a reproduction range of all AV data. User-defined unified information is adapted to be handled on the added management hierarchical level. The user-defined unified information is formed to allow arbitrary reproduction ranges contained on a lower hierarchical level to be registered.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G11B 27/10 - Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G11B 27/031 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
  • G11B 27/034 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals on discs
  • G11B 27/34 - Indicating arrangements
  • H04N 5/76 - Television signal recording
  • H04N 9/82 - Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback the individual colour picture signal components being recorded simultaneously only
  • H04N 9/87 - Regeneration of colour television signals

12.

MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL

      
Application Number 18432335
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-05
First Publication Date 2024-05-30
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki

Abstract

Provided is a mobile information terminal that performs data transmission and reception, the data transmission and reception including video data reception. The mobile information terminal includes a communication management execution module that obtains a communication amount of data transmitted and received by the mobile information terminal in a predetermined period, and a remote viewing execution module that compares the obtained communication amount to a preset predetermined value and makes an image quality of the video data selectable according to a relationship between the obtained communication amount and the predetermined value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/439 - Processing of audio elementary streams
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/4227 - Remote input by a user located remotely from the client device, e.g. at work
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection

13.

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

      
Application Number 18424997
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-29
First Publication Date 2024-05-23
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirabayashi, Masayuki
  • Nishijima, Hideo

Abstract

There is provided a mobile terminal capable of being protected against unauthorized use by a third party without using a dedicated key device. A plurality of mobile terminals are previously registered mutually. When unlocked among them, one mobile terminal communicates with another mobile terminal in a communication range of short-range wireless communications, unlocks the above another mobile terminal, and when out of the communication range, locks it again.

IPC Classes  ?

14.

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY, HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY LINKING SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR SAME

      
Application Number 18414757
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-17
First Publication Date 2024-05-09
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Mitsunobu
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi

Abstract

A head-mounted display comprises: a wearing body; a display; a communication module configured to perform communication connection with a mobile information terminal; a field of view(FOV) sensor configured to output status data used for determining whether the mobile information terminal is included in a user's FOV through the wearing body; and a controller connected to each of the display, the communication module, and the FOV detection sensor. The controller determines whether the mobile information terminal is included in the user's FOV based on the status data, and performs display control with respect to the display so as to display an application screen of the mobile information terminal on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is not included in the FOV, and not to display the application screen on the display when determining that the mobile information terminal is included in the FOV.

IPC Classes  ?

15.

Broadcast receiver and broadcast receiving system

      
Application Number 17977330
Grant Number 11979629
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-10-31
First Publication Date 2024-05-07
Grant Date 2024-05-07
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Masuoka, Nobuo

Abstract

The present invention provides a digital broadcast receiver capable of executing functions having higher added values. The broadcast receiver receives a broadcast wave of a digital broadcast service, controls an operation including activation and end of an application that is in cooperation with a broadcast program based on application-related information, and selects control relating to reactivation of the application based on a user's operation. If activation of the application is requested after the end of the application, the broadcast receiver controls the reactivation or non-reactivation of the application in accordance with the selection of control by the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • G06F 21/62 - Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules
  • H04H 60/14 - Arrangements for conditional access to broadcast information or to broadcast-related services
  • H04H 60/72 - Systems specially adapted for using specific information, e.g. geographical or meteorological information using electronic programme guides [EPG]
  • H04N 21/236 - Assembling of a multiplex stream, e.g. transport stream, by combining a video stream with other content or additional data, e.g. inserting a URL [Uniform Resource Locator ] into a video stream, multiplexing software data into a video stream; Remultiplexing of multiplex streams; Insertion of stuffing bits into the multiplex stream, e.g. to obtain a constant bit-rate; Assembling of a packetised elementary stream
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/434 - Disassembling of a multiplex stream, e.g. demultiplexing audio and video streams or extraction of additional data from a video stream; Remultiplexing of multiplex streams; Extraction or processing of SI; Disassembling of packetised elementary stream
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04N 21/488 - Data services, e.g. news ticker
  • H04N 21/6433 - DSM-CC [Digital Storage Media - Command and Control Protocol]
  • H04N 21/6543 - Transmission by server directed to the client for forcing some client operations, e.g. recording
  • H04N 21/8543 - Content authoring using a description language, e.g. MHEG [Multimedia and Hypermedia information coding Expert Group] or XML [eXtensible Markup Language]

16.

BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18545985
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-19
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Kabuto, Nobuaki

Abstract

A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value is provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus configured to receive contents includes: a receiving unit configured to receive the contents; an interface via which the contents received by the receiving unit is outputted; a control unit configured to control an output state of the contents from the interface. In this case, the control unit is configured to determine the output state of the contents from the interface in accordance with a combination of control information indicating a copy control state of the contents, control information for specifying necessity or not of protection when to output the contents, information indicating resolution of video of the contents, and information indicating transmission characteristics of video of the contents, which are received by the receiving unit together with the contents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4402 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for household redistribution, storage or real-time display
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors

17.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18381719
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-19
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Toshimitsu
  • Asakura, Sho

Abstract

A more favorable air floating video display apparatus is provided. This technique contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals that are “the third goal: Good Health and Well-being (for all people)”, “the ninth goal: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” and “the eleventh goal: Sustainable Cities and Communities”. The air floating video display apparatus includes: a video display; and a retro-transmitting plate transmitting video light emitted from the video display to form an air floating video, a light path length of video light having been emitted from a display surface of the video display through the retro-transmitting plate to a position of the air floating video changes depending on a position on the display surface of the video display from which the video light is emitted, and the video display is configured to change a light emission amount per unit area to depend on the light path length.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 30/56 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images the image being built up from image elements distributed over a 3D volume, e.g. voxels by projecting aerial or floating images
  • G02F 1/13357 - Illuminating devices

18.

HEAD-MOUNTED INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ITS CONTROLLING METHOD

      
Application Number 18394390
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-22
First Publication Date 2024-05-02
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Takamizawa, Naohisa

Abstract

Provided are a head-mounted information processing apparatus capable of improving user's convenience, and its controlling method. Therefore, it includes a main body device 2 used in a state of being worn on a user's head, and a controller used in a state of being worn on a user's wrist or hand and controlling the main body device. For example, a directional detector 91 in the main body device 2 detects a controller's direction by calculation based on a detected result of a position/attitude sensor of the controller. A rotational detector 92 detects controller's rotation, which uses the direction of the controller as a rotational axis, by calculation based on the detected result of the position/attitude sensor of the controller. An operation instruction converter 87 converts detected results of the directional detector 91 and the rotational detector 92 into instructions for the main body device 2.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/03 - Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
  • G06F 3/0346 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of the device orientation or free movement in a 3D space, e.g. 3D mice, 6-DOF [six degrees of freedom] pointers using gyroscopes, accelerometers or tilt-sensors

19.

ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, ELECTRODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, AND MOVABLE BODY

      
Application Number 18277170
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-28
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tomita, Kentaro
  • Kamizori, Haruki

Abstract

An electrode active material for an electrochemical element of the present invention is a monoclinic niobium complex oxide, and Db/Da is 1.5 or more, where Da is a crystallite size in the a-axis direction, and Db is a crystallite size in the b-axis direction. An electrode material for an electrochemical element of the present invention contains the electrode active material for an electrochemical element of the present invention. An electrode for an electrochemical element of the present invention contains the electrode active material for an electrochemical element of the present invention or the electrode material for an electrochemical element of the present invention. In an electrochemical element of the present invention, either one of a positive electrode and a negative electrode is the electrode for an electrochemical element of the present invention. A movable body of the present invention includes the electrochemical element of the present invention.

IPC Classes  ?

20.

DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18264121
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-06
First Publication Date 2024-04-25
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi

Abstract

A technique for transmitting or receiving an advanced digital broadcasting service more preferably is provided. One or a plurality of receivers detect a 2K broadcasting service that transmits a 2K broadcasting program by performing a frequency scan for a received broadcast wave and create a service list of the 2K broadcasting service by using information related to the detected 2K broadcasting service, the one or plurality of receivers detect, after the detection of the 2K broadcasting service, a 4K broadcasting service that transmits a 4K broadcasting program by performing a frequency scan for the broadcast wave and create a service list of the 4K broadcasting service by using information related to the detected 4K broadcasting service, and a memory stores a service list obtained by composing the created service list of the 2K broadcasting service and the created service list of the 4K broadcasting service.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/4402 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for household redistribution, storage or real-time display

21.

PORTABLE TERMINAL

      
Application Number 18397275
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-27
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko

Abstract

A portable terminal device sets a security level for each application in accordance with position, and stores the level in a memory. The security level determines whether each application is displayed or made executable on a display portion in locked state and unlocked state. A controller refers to the security level and determines the application displayed on the display portion in accordance with position information acquired by a position information acquisition unit (GPS reception unit), and makes executable the application selected by the user. Thus, the portable terminal device offers user-friendliness while ensuring security strength.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/62 - Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules
  • G06F 21/45 - Structures or tools for the administration of authentication
  • H04M 1/72463 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for adapting the functionality of the device according to specific conditions to restrict the functionality of the device
  • H04W 4/021 - Services related to particular areas, e.g. point of interest [POI] services, venue services or geofences
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring
  • H04W 12/08 - Access security
  • H04W 12/30 - Security of mobile devices; Security of mobile applications

22.

Projection video display apparatus with variable light adjustment for multiscreen projection mode

      
Application Number 18394336
Grant Number 12010465
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-12-22
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Grant Date 2024-06-11
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Onodera, Shinji

Abstract

A projection video display apparatus includes a video input unit, a light source, a display element, a projection optical system, and a variable light adjusting function which changes the amount of light incident on the display element. Display modes using the variable light adjusting function are prepared, and one display mode of the display modes can be selected from a menu screen. Further, the display modes of the display video using the variable light adjusting function includes: a first display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with light adjusting control information, which is input from external equipment and is capable of controlling the variable light adjusting function in unit of frame of a projected video; and a second display mode where the input video is displayed while changing a light adjusting amount in accordance with the input video.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 9/31 - Projection devices for colour picture display
  • G03B 21/20 - Lamp housings
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus

23.

AR DISPLAY APPARATUS AND AR DISPLAY METHOD

      
Application Number 18533301
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-08
First Publication Date 2024-04-18
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mori, Hiromitsu
  • Murata, Seiji
  • Kawamura, Tomoto

Abstract

A HUD apparatus that is an AR display apparatus mounted on an on-vehicle system includes: an image selection unit configured to input an image photographed by a camera, select and extract an area of an object from the image; a visibility judgment unit configured to judge visibility of a user with respect to the area of the object on a basis of an index value; an AR image generator unit configured to generate an AR image regarding the object by subjecting the area to image processing for improving the visibility on a basis of the visibility of the area of the object; and an AR display unit configured to superimpose and display the AR image onto a screen. The visibility judgment unit controls whether the AR image is to be displayed or not and content of the image processing to be changed in accordance with the visibility.

IPC Classes  ?

24.

ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM TECHNICAL FIELD

      
Application Number 18275824
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-02-17
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner MAXELL,LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsunuma, Satoshi
  • Shintani, Ayako
  • Shimada, Kazuaki
  • Hattori, Reiji

Abstract

An electrocardiogram measurement unit comprises: a pair of positive and negative electrode bodies and constituting capacitive coupling electrodes and arranged in a non-contact state with a human body; a signal amplification unit that amplifies an electric signal from both the electrode bodies and outputs the amplified electric signal as an electrocardiographic signal; and an inverting output unit that inverts an in-phase signal of the electric signal from both the electrode bodies and outputs an inverted signal. The electrocardiographic signal measurement device comprises simultaneously both channels and when the electrocardiogram measurement unit to which the inverted signal from the inverting output unit is input to the positive electrode body is defined as a first channel, and the electrocardiogram measurement unit to which the inverted signal from the inverting output unit is input to the negative electrode body is defined as a second channel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/282 - Holders for multiple electrodes
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/256 - Wearable electrodes, e.g. having straps or bands
  • A61B 5/277 - Capacitive electrodes
  • A61B 5/308 - Input circuits therefor specially adapted for particular uses for electrocardiography [ECG]
  • A61B 5/318 - Heart-related electrical modalities, e.g. electrocardiography [ECG]

25.

CAMERA-EQUIPPED PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL

      
Application Number 18540676
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-14
First Publication Date 2024-04-11
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Nomura, Tomonori
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko

Abstract

The present invention makes it possible to perform good illumination and obtain a good captured image when a plurality of users each having a camera-equipped portable information terminal device gather in the same place. A camera-equipped portable information terminal device is provided with: an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject; a first illumination means for illuminating the subject; a first communication unit that communicates with other portable information terminal devices; and a first control unit that controls the imaging unit and the first communication unit. The first control unit transmits a light emission instruction signal to the other portable information terminal devices via the first communication unit, and causes a second illumination means of each of the other portable information terminal devices to emit light in tandem with an imaging operation of the imaging unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 23/74 - Circuitry for compensating brightness variation in the scene by influencing the scene brightness using illuminating means
  • G03B 15/05 - Combinations of cameras with electronic flash apparatus; Electronic flash units
  • H04N 23/661 - Transmitting camera control signals through networks, e.g. control via the Internet
  • H04N 23/71 - Circuitry for evaluating the brightness variation
  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services
  • H04W 4/21 - Services signalling; Auxiliary data signalling, i.e. transmitting data via a non-traffic channel for social networking applications

26.

FINGER TAPPING MEASUREMENT PROCESSING TERMINAL, SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18262079
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-13
First Publication Date 2024-04-04
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Okada, Yoshinori
  • Mizuguchi, Tomohiko

Abstract

A finger tapping measurement processing terminal that measures a finger tapping motion and processes a measurement result includes: a touch panel that is provided on one surface of a terminal, is capable of displaying information related to the finger tapping motion, and is tapped by one of two fingers of a same hand of a user who holds the terminal; finger detectors that detect a motion of one finger tapping the touch panel; and a processor that performs processing of measuring a two-finger distance during a finger tapping motion between the other of the two fingers holding another surface of the terminal located on an opposite side of the touch panel and the one finger tapping the touch panel based on detection information obtained by the finger detectors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G06F 3/042 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means by opto-electronic means

27.

IMAGING DEVICE AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number 18527950
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-04
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirabayashi, Masayuki
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi

Abstract

There is provided an imaging device including: an image processing unit; a face recognition processing unit; a storage unit; and a composition processing unit for generating composite data by a composition process so that persons photographed in each of a plurality of image data are included in one image data. The face recognition processing unit recognizes a first person by performing a face recognition process on first image data. When second image data obtained by photographing a second person at the different photographing timing of the first image data, with the same background as the first image data, is recorded in the storage unit, the composition processing unit generates composite data in which the first person and the second person are superimposed on the same background.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/272 - Means for inserting a foreground image in a background image, i.e. inlay, outlay
  • G06V 20/10 - Terrestrial scenes
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions
  • G11B 27/031 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
  • H04N 5/262 - Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
  • H04N 5/77 - Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus between a recording apparatus and a television camera
  • H04N 23/611 - Control of cameras or camera modules based on recognised objects where the recognised objects include parts of the human body
  • H04N 23/62 - Control of parameters via user interfaces

28.

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD

      
Application Number 18256332
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-10
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Okada, Yoshinori
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi
  • Nakade, Mayumi

Abstract

A display apparatus includes a display device and a processor, and the display device displays at least the virtual object among the individual real object cut out from the external real body as an object and the virtual object to be arranged in three dimensions, the object for which the user wants to view is determined as the target object, the object to be interfered when the user views the target object is detected as the interfering object, and when there is an interfering object, the display mode of at least one of the target object and the interfering object is changed so as to eliminate or reduce the interfering caused by the interfering object for viewing the target object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 10/26 - Segmentation of patterns in the image field; Cutting or merging of image elements to establish the pattern region, e.g. clustering-based techniques; Detection of occlusion
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics

29.

ALL-SOLID-STATE BATTERY SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18265019
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-02
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sekiya, Tomohito
  • Katayama, Yuya
  • Tsuchie, Hironori

Abstract

An all-solid-state battery system according to this application includes an all-solid-state battery and a charging apparatus, in which the all-solid-state battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a solid electrolyte layer located between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the negative electrode contains a negative-electrode active material and a solid electrolyte, the negative-electrode active material contains a lithium titanium oxide, and a negative electrode discharge utilization rate X calculated using the following equation is 134 mAh/g or less. The negative electrode discharge utilization rate X=battery capacity Q (mAh)/mass of the negative-electrode active material in the negative electrode (g), where the battery capacity Q is a discharge capacity (mAh) obtained when the battery is charged with a constant current at 0.2 C to the upper limit charging voltage, charged with a constant voltage to 0.002 C, and discharged at 0.002 C to 1 V.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/485 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of mixed oxides or hydroxides for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiTi2O4 or LiTi2OxFy
  • H01M 4/131 - Electrodes based on mixed oxides or hydroxides, or on mixtures of oxides or hydroxides, e.g. LiCoOx
  • H01M 4/36 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids
  • H01M 4/525 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids of inorganic oxides or hydroxides of nickel, cobalt or iron of mixed oxides or hydroxides containing iron, cobalt or nickel for inserting or intercalating light metals, e.g. LiNiO2, LiCoO2 or LiCoOxFy
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries
  • H01M 10/0562 - Solid materials

30.

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18530413
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-06
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi
  • Kurachi, Megumi

Abstract

Provided is a technique in which, in arranging a virtual object with respect to a real space, a user has less trouble, usability is good, and the object is suitably placeable. A head mounted display apparatus (HMD apparatus) according to one embodiment has a function of arranging and displaying the virtual object in a space based on an operation by a user. The HMD apparatus displays, on a display surface, a grid including a plurality of points for supporting an operation of the virtual object, and disposes and displays, according to an operation includes designation of a target virtual object and designation of a first point at an arrangement destination, the target virtual object at the position of the first point.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G02B 27/00 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups ,
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G06F 3/04815 - Interaction with a metaphor-based environment or interaction object displayed as three-dimensional, e.g. changing the user viewpoint with respect to the environment or object
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics

31.

INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEM HAVING ACUTE-ANGLED DIFFUSION CHARACTERISTICS AND IMAGE LIGHT CONTROL FILM USED FOR THE SAME

      
Application Number 18533225
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-08
First Publication Date 2024-03-28
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Takagi, Eiji

Abstract

An information display system having acute-angled diffusion characteristics configured to display an image to inside or outside of a space via a transparent projected member, the information display system including an image projection apparatus, a transparent sheet provided on an inner surface of a display region set on a part of the projected member; and a light direction changing unit that directs a direction of image light toward the transparent sheet of the display region, the image projection apparatus including an image light characteristic converting unit, and an image light control film that restricts an emission direction of the image light being provided on an upper surface of the image projection apparatus, so that the image light is not directly delivered to an observer and the image light reflected by the transparent sheet is recognized by the observer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03B 21/62 - Translucent screens
  • G02B 27/28 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups , for polarising
  • G03B 21/56 - Projection screens
  • G03B 21/58 - Projection screens of variable area
  • G03B 21/60 - Projection screens characterised by the nature of the surface
  • G03B 21/604 - Polarised screens
  • G03B 21/625 - Lenticular translucent screens

32.

ELECTRIC-WAVE ABSORBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ELECTRIC-WAVE ABSORBER

      
Application Number 18273626
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-21
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Toyoda, Masayuki
  • Fujita, Masao

Abstract

The present invention realizes an electric-wave absorber of a so-called electric-wave interference type, which can favorably absorb absorption electric waves of a desired frequency even when a protective layer for protecting an electric resistance film is formed on the surface of the electric resistance film, and a manufacturing method for the electric-wave absorber. In an electric-wave absorber of an electric-wave interference type, which is formed by sequentially stacking an electric resistance film 1, a dielectric layer 2, and an electric-wave shielding layer 3, absorption electric waves to be absorbed by the electric-wave absorber are waves in a high frequency band in or above a millimeter-wave band, a protective layer 4 is included on the electric resistance film, and a thickness of the dielectric layer is smaller than a reference thickness dst obtained according to the frequency of the absorption electric waves and the permittivity of the dielectric layer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05K 9/00 - Screening of apparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields

33.

INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SPATIAL SENSING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18522958
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-29
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Takagi, Eiji

Abstract

An information display apparatus and a spatial sensing apparatus for the information display apparatus are provided, the information display apparatus enabling the selection/change of the lot of display images in small point-of-view motion so that an interactive function for a driver is achieved. An information display apparatus displaying information onto a vehicle includes: an information display apparatus displaying image information onto an image display region on a forward part of a driver seat of the vehicle; and a spatial sensing means detecting positional information of instruction made by a driver in a spatial region between the driver seat and the displayed image display region, and the information display apparatus includes a means displaying the instruction made by the driver onto the image display region on the forward part in response to the positional information of the instruction made by the driver, detected by the spatial sensing means.

IPC Classes  ?

34.

TELEVISION RECEIVER WITH A TV PHONE FUNCTION

      
Application Number 18526526
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-01
First Publication Date 2024-03-21
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Iwabuchi, Kazunori
  • Mizosoe, Hiroki
  • Shimoda, Mutsumi
  • Bondan, Setiawan
  • Sasamoto, Manabu

Abstract

A videophone system includes a processor which selectively sets a television (TV) broadcast program viewing function mode and videophone function mode in response to manual operation of a remote control, a decoder which performs, in the TV program view mode, a TV program-use decode function for decoding a broadcast program signal received from a TV tuner to thereby display it on a display screen while producing audio sounds by loudspeakers and which performs, in the videophone function mode a videophone-use decode function for decoding a videophone signal received from a distant party to thereby display on the screen an image of the distant party using the screen and speakers, and an encoder which performs a videophone-use encode function for encoding a video signal from a camera and a voice signal from a microphone to generate a videophone signal, which is sent to the distant party via a network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/173 - Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
  • H04L 65/1063 - Application servers providing network services
  • H04N 7/14 - Systems for two-way working
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/4223 - Cameras
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/4788 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application communicating with other users, e.g. chatting

35.

DISPLAY DEVICE

      
Application Number 18512014
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-17
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kawawa, Eiji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Yamamoto, Tomoki
  • Nakazawa, Tatsuya
  • Sawada, Keisuke
  • Misawa, Akio
  • Shimoda, Nozomu

Abstract

A display device includes a backlight, a display element, a plate for holding at least a portion of an emission surface, from which an image light is emitted, provided on the display element, and a heat dissipation portion that dissipates heat generated from the display element. The display element is connected to the heat dissipation portion via the plate.

IPC Classes  ?

36.

Content Delivery System, Delivery Server, Receiving Terminal, and Content Delivery Method

      
Application Number 18512112
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-17
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Mizosoe, Hiroki
  • Shiokawa, Junji
  • Yoneyama, Kazuto
  • Nomura, Kunihiro
  • Hiramatsu, Masaaki
  • Mori, Yasuhisa
  • Yoshimaru, Takashi
  • Aoyama, Kazuaki
  • Ishikawa, Tomomu
  • Miyamoto, Yo

Abstract

A transmitting terminal can transmit a content held by itself to a specific receiving terminal having no email software as if using a mailer. The transmitting terminal (10) and the receiving terminal (20) are connected to a delivery server (30) via a network (4). The delivery server (30) comprises: a database (36) for registering the device ID that specifies the receiving terminal (20); a content storage (39) for temporarily storing a content transmitted from the transmitting terminal (10); and table (33, 37) for managing contents separately on a per device ID basis of the receiving terminal. The delivery server (30), when receiving a request from the receiving terminal (20), refers to the tables (33, 27) and transmits to the receiving terminal (20) a content, the transmission destination of which corresponds to the device ID of the receiving terminal (20).

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 67/60 - Scheduling or organising the servicing of application requests, e.g. requests for application data transmissions using the analysis and optimisation of the required network resources
  • G06Q 10/107 - Computer-aided management of electronic mailing [e-mailing]
  • H04L 51/10 - Multimedia information
  • H04L 67/5683 - Storage of data provided by user terminals, i.e. reverse caching
  • H04N 21/2225 - Local VOD servers
  • H04N 21/254 - Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
  • H04N 21/414 - Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
  • H04N 21/4227 - Remote input by a user located remotely from the client device, e.g. at work
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/658 - Transmission by the client directed to the server

37.

BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS, BROADCAST RECEIVING METHOD, AND CONTENTS OUTPUTTING METHOD

      
Application Number 18516822
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-21
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Uchiyama, Yusuke
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu

Abstract

A broadcast receiving includes a broadcast receiver that receives a broadcast wave of a digital broadcasting service; a separator that separates coded program video data, program-cooperation data, and screen layout control information, from the broadcast wave; a video decoder that decodes the coded program video data to reproduce program video information; a cooperation information generator that interprets the program-cooperation data to generate program-cooperation information; and a control unit that, when an instruction to display a given screen is input while the presentation processor divides video display region into sub-regions based on the screen layout control information, places the program video information in one of the sub-regions, places the program-cooperation information in another sub-region, and outputs the data of the video display region as the video information, outputs information of the given screen as the video information without dividing the video display region based on the screen layout control information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/434 - Disassembling of a multiplex stream, e.g. demultiplexing audio and video streams or extraction of additional data from a video stream; Remultiplexing of multiplex streams; Extraction or processing of SI; Disassembling of packetised elementary stream
  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04N 21/4363 - Adapting the video stream to a specific local network, e.g. a IEEE 1394 or Bluetooth® network
  • H04N 21/44 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/4402 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for household redistribution, storage or real-time display
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/4623 - Processing of entitlement messages, e.g. ECM [Entitlement Control Message] or EMM [Entitlement Management Message]
  • H04N 21/482 - End-user interface for program selection

38.

WIRELESS TERMINAL APPARATUS AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER

      
Application Number 18518207
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-22
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yahagi, Yasuo
  • Shirosugi, Takatoshi
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Katsuki, Manabu

Abstract

A wireless power transfer system includes a wireless terminal apparatus, a wireless power transmitter, and a wireless base station (a wide-area base station and a narrow-area base station). The wireless base station creates schedule information containing allocation of wireless resources regarding the wireless data communication and the wireless power transfer on the basis of grasp of a request of the wireless data communication and a request of the wireless power transfer from the wireless terminal apparatus, and transmits the schedule information to the wireless power transmitter and the wireless terminal apparatus. The wireless power transmitter executes the wireless power transfer to the wireless terminal apparatus in accordance with the schedule information. The wireless terminal apparatus receives the wireless power transfer from the wireless power transmitter in accordance with the schedule information, and executes the wireless data communication via the wireless base station.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 50/80 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power involving the exchange of data, concerning supply or distribution of electric power, between transmitting devices and receiving devices
  • H02J 50/20 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using microwaves or radio frequency waves
  • H02J 50/40 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using two or more transmitting or receiving devices
  • H02J 50/90 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power involving detection or optimisation of position, e.g. alignment
  • H04W 72/54 - Allocation or scheduling criteria for wireless resources based on quality criteria

39.

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, APPLICATION SOFTWARE START-UP SYSTEM, AND APPLICATION SOFTWARE START-UP METHOD

      
Application Number 18515178
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-20
First Publication Date 2024-03-14
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirabayashi, Masayuki
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to provide a portable terminal and an application software start-up system whereby the application software that is started up is limited depending on the state of a user, thereby providing an improved ease of use. For this purpose, an application software start-up method for an information processing device comprises: performing identity authentication based on static biological information; determining the state of the user by comparing dynamic biological information acquired from the body of the user with previously measured dynamic biological information; and limiting the application software that is started up in accordance with the determined state of the user and on the basis of a permission level that is set in advance for each application software item.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 21/32 - User authentication using biometric data, e.g. fingerprints, iris scans or voiceprints
  • G06F 21/12 - Protecting executable software
  • G06F 21/31 - User authentication
  • G06F 21/35 - User authentication involving the use of external additional devices, e.g. dongles or smart cards communicating wirelessly
  • G06F 21/60 - Protecting data
  • G06F 21/62 - Protecting access to data via a platform, e.g. using keys or access control rules
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication

40.

VIDEO PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR DEMULTIPLEXING RECEIVED COMPRESSED AND NON-COMPRESSED VIDEO SIGNALS AND TRANSMITTING DEMULTIPLEXED SIGNALS

      
Application Number 18389248
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-14
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kabuto, Nobuaki
  • Shibata, Akira
  • Mizuhashi, Yoshiaki

Abstract

The present invention is intended to permit both real-time display of a picture represented by a non-compressed video signal on a television and display of a picture represented by a compressed video signal at any desired time by simultaneously transmitting the compressed video signal and non-compressed video signal via one interface. An STB packetizes a compressed video signal, and multiplexes the compressed video signal and a blanking signal combined with a non-compressed video signal. Thus, both the video signals are transmitted simultaneously. A picture represented by the non-compressed video signal is displayed on a television in real time. The compressed video signal is stored in a storage medium incorporated in the television, read at any user's desired time, and decoded so that a picture represented by the compressed video signal can be viewed at the user's desired time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 7/088 - Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band with signal insertion during the vertical blanking interval the inserted signal being digital
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 21/4147 - PVR [Personal Video Recorder]
  • H04N 21/43 - Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
  • H04N 21/432 - Content retrieval operation from a local storage medium, e.g. hard-disk
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • H04N 21/434 - Disassembling of a multiplex stream, e.g. demultiplexing audio and video streams or extraction of additional data from a video stream; Remultiplexing of multiplex streams; Extraction or processing of SI; Disassembling of packetised elementary stream
  • H04N 21/436 - Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
  • H04N 21/437 - Interfacing the upstream path of the transmission network, e.g. for transmitting client requests to a VOD server
  • H04N 21/4385 - Multiplex stream processing, e.g. multiplex stream decrypting

41.

LINKED DISPLAY SYSTEM AND HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY

      
Application Number 18389256
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-14
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kurachi, Megumi
  • Oku, Masuo
  • Ishii, Hirokazu
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko

Abstract

In a linked display system in which wireless communication connection between a first information device and a second information device has been established, when the first information device transmits text data to the second information device in a state of displaying content containing the text data and image data, the second information device displays the text data while the first information device stops displaying the text data and enlarges and displays the image data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • G09G 5/12 - Synchronisation between the display unit and other units, e.g. other display units, video-disc players

42.

BRAIN DYSFUNCTION EVALUATION SYSTEM, BRAIN DYSFUNCTION EVALUATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

      
Application Number 18507693
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-13
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kandori, Akihiko
  • Sano, Yuko

Abstract

A system for evaluating a degree of brain dysfunction of a subject, such as a decline in cognitive function, calculates a difference in movement functions between both hands in a coordination movement. The system includes a storage device for storing time-series data on a finger movement task of each of both hands of a test subject acquired by a movement sensor; a data processing device for analyzing the time-series data stored in the storage device; and a display device for displaying an analysis result analyzed by the data processing device. The data processing device includes a movement waveform generation unit for generating a movement waveform corresponding to the time-series data stored in the storage device; and a difference-between-hands feature quantity generation unit for generating a difference-between-hands feature quantity which represents a difference in respective finger movement tasks between both hands, based on the respective movement waveforms of both hands.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

43.

VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 18389249
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-14
First Publication Date 2024-03-07
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Matsuda, Takahiro
  • Ouchi, Satoshi
  • Seo, Yoshiho
  • Murata, Seiji

Abstract

Provided is a video display device wearable on the head of a user, wherein the video display device includes a video display unit capable of switching two or more display methods, a control unit for indicating a display method to the video display unit, a first detection unit for detecting the motion of the head of a user, a second detection unit for detecting the motion of the point of view of the user, and a motion determination unit for determining the motion state of the device user by using the output from the first detection unit and the output from the second detection unit. The control unit indicates a change of display methods to the video display unit in accordance with the determination result of the motion determination unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 7/01 - Conversion of standards
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G06F 3/147 - Digital output to display device using display panels
  • G09G 3/00 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes
  • G09G 3/34 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes for presentation of an assembly of a number of characters, e.g. a page, by composing the assembly by combination of individual elements arranged in a matrix by control of light from an independent source
  • H04N 9/31 - Projection devices for colour picture display

44.

HEAD-UP DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18387541
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-07
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Misawa, Akio
  • Shimoda, Nozomu
  • Kaneko, Kazuomi
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori

Abstract

An object of the present invention is to provide a head-up display apparatus further reduced in size, the head-up display apparatus having: an image display apparatus including a light source and a display element; and a virtual image optical system in which light emitted from the image display apparatus is reflected by a windshield or a combiner of the vehicle so that a virtual image is displayed in front of the vehicle, wherein the virtual image optical system has a concave mirror and a distortion correcting lens, and the distortion correcting lens is disposed between the image display apparatus and the concave mirror, the concave mirror is disposed in a housing including an outer case along a shape of an effective light path area of the image light from the image display apparatus, and the image display apparatus is attached to part of an outer periphery of the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • H05K 7/20 - Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating

45.

IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE AND METHOD OF TRACKING SUBJECT THEREOF

      
Application Number 18504828
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-08
First Publication Date 2024-02-29
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Masuoka, Nobuo

Abstract

The present invention provides an image pickup device that recognizes the object that the user is attempting to capture as the subject, tracks the movement of that subject, and can continue tracking the movement of the subject even when the subject leaves the capturing area so that the subject can always be reliably brought into focus. The image pickup device includes a main camera that captures the subject; an EVF that displays the captured image captured by the main camera, a sub-camera that captures the subject using a wider capturing region than the main camera, and a processing unit that extracts the subject from the captured images captured by the main camera and the sub-camera, tracks the extracted subject, and brings the subject into focus when an image of the subject is actually captured. When the subject moves outside of a capturing region of the main camera, the processing unit tracks the subject extracted from the captured image captured by the sub-camera.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G03B 13/36 - Autofocus systems
  • G01S 3/00 - Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received
  • G06V 10/40 - Extraction of image or video features
  • G06V 10/75 - Image or video pattern matching; Proximity measures in feature spaces using context analysis; Selection of dictionaries
  • G06V 40/20 - Movements or behaviour, e.g. gesture recognition
  • H01L 21/00 - Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
  • H01L 21/3213 - Physical or chemical etching of the layers, e.g. to produce a patterned layer from a pre-deposited extensive layer
  • H01L 21/8234 - MIS technology
  • H01L 29/423 - Electrodes characterised by their shape, relative sizes or dispositions not carrying the current to be rectified, amplified or switched
  • H01L 29/66 - Types of semiconductor device
  • H01L 29/78 - Field-effect transistors with field effect produced by an insulated gate
  • H04N 5/262 - Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
  • H04N 23/45 - Cameras or camera modules comprising electronic image sensors; Control thereof for generating image signals from two or more image sensors being of different type or operating in different modes, e.g. with a CMOS sensor for moving images in combination with a charge-coupled device [CCD] for still images
  • H04N 23/61 - Control of cameras or camera modules based on recognised objects
  • H04N 23/63 - Control of cameras or camera modules by using electronic viewfinders
  • H04N 23/67 - Focus control based on electronic image sensor signals
  • H04N 23/69 - Control of means for changing angle of the field of view, e.g. optical zoom objectives or electronic zooming
  • H04N 23/698 - Control of cameras or camera modules for achieving an enlarged field of view, e.g. panoramic image capture
  • H04N 23/90 - Arrangement of cameras or camera modules, e.g. multiple cameras in TV studios or sports stadiums

46.

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL MANAGEMENT METHOD EMPLOYED IN SAME

      
Application Number 18267588
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-17
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakade, Mayumi
  • Itou, Shigeyuki
  • Kawamae, Osamu

Abstract

A head mounted display and a blood sugar level management method are employed to provide effective dietary guidance for suppressing the blood sugar level to within a certain range. In order to achieve the aforementioned purpose, a head mounted display displays AR objects in a real space is provided, wherein: the head mounted display includes a camera that acquires a captured image by capturing an image of the real space, a blood sugar level sensor that measures the blood sugar level, and a control device. The control device determines, from information about a real food obtained from the captured image and information obtained from the blood sugar level sensor, the amount eaten in one bite and the time interval until the next bite is eaten; and the amount eaten in one bite and the time interval until the next bite is eaten are displayed as the AR objects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 20/60 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to nutrition control, e.g. diets
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays

47.

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, METHOD FOR INSPECTING THE SAME, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

      
Application Number 18268152
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-15
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Takaichi, Yuta

Abstract

A negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a negative-electrode mixture layer containing a negative-electrode active material on one surface or both surfaces of a current collector, and (1) Rs/(ρv×d) falls within a specific range in accordance with the thickness of the negative-electrode mixture layer, or (2) the negative electrode satisfies a relationship: Rs≤1.67d+b, where Rs is an interface resistance (Ωcm2) between the negative-electrode mixture layer and the current collector, ρv is a volume resistivity (Ωcm) of the negative-electrode mixture layer, and d is the thickness (cm) of the negative-electrode mixture layer. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery including a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, and wherein the negative electrode is the negative electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/139 - Processes of manufacture
  • H01M 4/36 - Selection of substances as active materials, active masses, active liquids

48.

AUTOMATIC VIDEO PRODUCTION DEVICE, AUTOMATIC VIDEO PRODUCTION METHOD, AND VIDEO RECORDING MEDIUM USED THEREFOR

      
Application Number 18385409
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-31
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Oonishi, Kunikazu
  • Murata, Seiji

Abstract

An automatic video production device that performs fitting or fusion processing of a predetermined child video object that is not included in a parent video into a predetermined video scene of the parent video content as a video fusion source, the automatic video production device including a video content interpreting unit that interprets the entirety or a part of the video content of the parent video content, or divides the parent video content into a predetermined parent video scene to generate processing data that is predetermined parent video interpretation data obtained by converting a content interpretation result of the parent video or a division result of the parent video scene into data in a predetermined description format.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 16/783 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually using metadata automatically derived from the content
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06F 16/78 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G06V 20/40 - Scenes; Scene-specific elements in video content
  • G06F 18/25 - Fusion techniques

49.

IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18499742
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-01
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Ohno, Chiyo
  • Otsubo, Hiroyasu
  • Ishizaki, Osamu

Abstract

Provided is an imaging system capable of stereo-photographing with both of visible and infrared images, and improving color reproducibility in visible-light-photographing. The imaging system includes two imaging sensors, and two DBPFs that have transmittance characteristics in a visible light band and a second wavelength band, are respectively provided correspondingly to the two imaging sensors, and serve as optical filters. The imaging system has: at least four kinds of filters, which have mutual different spectral transmission characteristics corresponding to wavelengths in the visible light band and whose transmissions in a second wavelength band approximate each other; and two color filters provided so as respectively correspond to the two imaging sensors. The imaging system measures a distance to a target based on two visible or infrared image signals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions
  • G06V 10/143 - Sensing or illuminating at different wavelengths
  • H04N 25/131 - Arrangement of colour filter arrays [CFA]; Filter mosaics characterised by the spectral characteristics of the filter elements including elements passing infrared wavelengths
  • H04N 25/13 - Arrangement of colour filter arrays [CFA]; Filter mosaics characterised by the spectral characteristics of the filter elements
  • H04N 5/33 - Transforming infrared radiation

50.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND LIGHT SOURCE

      
Application Number 18268612
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-01
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori

Abstract

A compact air floating video display apparatus providing a highly visually recognized air floating video less susceptible to external light and having fewer ghosts is provided. The air floating video display apparatus includes: an opening portion having a transparent member configured to transmit video light of a specific polarization wave therethrough; a display panel serving as a video source; a light source configured to supply light having specific polarization directionality to the video source; a retroreflection optical member having a retroreflection surface provided with a waveplate; one or more reflection mirrors; a polarization splitter arranged in a space connecting the video source and the retroreflection optical member.

IPC Classes  ?

51.

BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION PAYMENT SYSTEM, PAYMENT SYSTEM, AND CASH REGISTER SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18360303
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-27
First Publication Date 2024-02-22
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu

Abstract

In payment using biometric authentication, a customer-friendly technology with a high degree of freedom for customers to select a payment destination is provided. The present invention provides a biometric authentication payment system including: a biometric information acquisition device that acquires biometric information of a customer; a reception section that receives designation of a payment system of a payment destination; a transmission section that transmits the biometric information and a payment amount to the payment system; an authentication section that performs authentication using the transmitted biometric information, and a payment section that performs the payment of the payment amount when the authentication result is successful in authentication, and when a payment destination is designated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 20/40 - Authorisation, e.g. identification of payer or payee, verification of customer or shop credentials; Review and approval of payers, e.g. check of credit lines or negative lists
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices

52.

BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18384422
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-27
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Kabuto, Nobuaki

Abstract

A digital broadcast receiving apparatus capable of executing a function with a higher added value is provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus configured to receive contents includes: a receiving unit configured to receive the contents; an interface through which the contents received by the receiving unit are outputted; and a control unit configured to control an output state of the contents from the interface. The control unit is configured to determine an output state of the contents from the interface in accordance with a combination of control information indicating a copy control state of the contents, control information for specifying whether protection is required or not when the contents are to be outputted, information indicating resolution of video of the contents, and information indicating transmission characteristics of the video of the contents, which are received by the receiving unit together with the contents.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 5/913 - Television signal processing therefor for scrambling
  • H04H 60/18 - Arrangements for conditional access to broadcast information or to broadcast-related services on copying information
  • H04N 5/775 - Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus between a recording apparatus and a television receiver
  • H04N 21/4363 - Adapting the video stream to a specific local network, e.g. a IEEE 1394 or Bluetooth® network
  • H04N 21/4402 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for household redistribution, storage or real-time display
  • H04N 21/4405 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs involving video stream decryption

53.

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND SETTING METHOD

      
Application Number 18383307
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-24
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu

Abstract

In a head mounted display 100, a memory 71 stores an application. An image pickup unit 74 takes an image of a site of a user 1, and a position specifying unit 73 specifies a position and a direction of the head mounted display 100. A detector 75 detects a position indicated by the user 1 on the basis of the image taken by the image pickup unit 74, and a setting unit 76 sets a position indicating a home position on the basis of a result detected by the detector 75 and the position and the direction specified by the position specifying unit 73.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 5/38 - Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators characterised by the display of individual graphic patterns using a bit-mapped memory with means for controlling the display position
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer

54.

HEAD-UP DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18384460
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-27
First Publication Date 2024-02-15
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yamamoto, Tomoki
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Misawa, Akio
  • Amada, Nobutaka
  • Tsutsumi, Nagayasu
  • Fujita, Yuji
  • Sato, Souta

Abstract

Provided is a head-up display apparatus capable of preventing damage due to sunlight and ensuring user convenience. A reflection mirror M1 reflects an image created by a display panel and projects it onto a display region. A solar radiation sensor detects a sunlight intensity when a position of sun exists within a predetermined detection range. A blocking mechanism forms a projected light path of an image between the display region and the display panel when being turned off, and blocks the projected light path of the image and an incident light path of the sunlight which is direction opposite thereto when being turned on. A protection processor controls ON/OFF of the blocking mechanism based on an estimated temperature of the display panel, which is estimated by using a sunlight intensity from the solar radiation sensor, luminance of a light source, and an ambient temperature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 3/34 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes for presentation of an assembly of a number of characters, e.g. a page, by composing the assembly by combination of individual elements arranged in a matrix by control of light from an independent source
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • G01J 1/42 - Photometry, e.g. photographic exposure meter using electric radiation detectors
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • H04N 9/31 - Projection devices for colour picture display

55.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18268621
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-10
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Hiroaki
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori

Abstract

A compact and portable air floating video display apparatus includes a housing that can be installed in a bottle holder in a vehicle. A video display apparatus, a beam splitter, a retroreflector, a retardation plate, and a plane mirror are provided in the housing. In the air floating video display apparatus, a video light of a specific polarized wave from the video display apparatus is reflected by the plane mirror, transmitted through the beam splitter, and subjected to polarization conversion by being reflected by the retroreflector and passing through the retardation plate. Then, the video light is reflected by the beam splitter and transmitted through the window, thereby displaying an air floating video outside the apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 30/56 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images the image being built up from image elements distributed over a 3D volume, e.g. voxels by projecting aerial or floating images
  • G02B 27/28 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups , for polarising
  • H05K 5/00 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus
  • G02F 1/1335 - Structural association of cells with optical devices, e.g. polarisers or reflectors

56.

PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE, TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND INCOMING CALL NOTIFICATION METHOD

      
Application Number 18381590
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-18
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Watanabe, Mitsunobu
  • Nomura, Tomonori

Abstract

There is provided a portable terminal device 2 that notifies a television receiver 1 of a received phone call or mail. The portable terminal device 2 includes a communication unit 210 that receives a phone call or mail and communicates with the television receiver, a notification execution unit 203c that performs control in a case where information of the phone call or the mail received by the communication unit is notified to the television receiver, and a posture detection execution unit 203e that detects a posture of the portable terminal device. In a case where the communication unit receives a phone call or mail, the notification execution unit changes content of the information of the received phone call or mail according to a detection result of the posture detection execution unit and notifies the television receiver of the changed content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/478 - Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification or shopping application
  • H04M 1/00 - Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers
  • H04M 19/04 - Current supply arrangements for telephone systems providing ringing current or supervisory tones, e.g. dialling tone or busy tone the ringing-current being generated at the substations
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04M 1/72412 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality by interfacing with external accessories using two-way short-range wireless interfaces
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • H04M 1/02 - Constructional features of telephone sets
  • H04M 7/00 - Arrangements for interconnection between switching centres
  • H04N 21/4223 - Cameras

57.

DIGITAL CONTENTS RECEIVER, DIGITAL CONTENTS RECEIVING METHOD AND DIGITAL CONTENTS TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING METHOD

      
Application Number 18382089
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-20
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Tsuruga, Sadao
  • Otsuka, Satoshi

Abstract

In a digital contents receiver for receiving transmitted digital contents, the digital contents include at least component information indicating an element which constitutes a program of the contents. When the component information indicates that the received digital contents are a 3D component, it is determined whether a display part corresponds to display of the 3D component. If the display part corresponds to display of the 3D component, the received digital contents are displayed in 3D.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • H04N 13/167 - Synchronising or controlling image signals
  • H04N 13/194 - Transmission of image signals
  • H04N 13/178 - Metadata, e.g. disparity information
  • H04N 13/332 - Displays for viewing with the aid of special glasses or head-mounted displays [HMD]
  • H04N 13/356 - Image reproducers having separate monoscopic and stereoscopic modes
  • H04N 13/359 - Switching between monoscopic and stereoscopic modes
  • H04N 13/398 - Synchronisation thereof; Control thereof
  • H04N 21/434 - Disassembling of a multiplex stream, e.g. demultiplexing audio and video streams or extraction of additional data from a video stream; Remultiplexing of multiplex streams; Extraction or processing of SI; Disassembling of packetised elementary stream
  • H04N 21/84 - Generation or processing of descriptive data, e.g. content descriptors

58.

ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC DATA ANALYSIS SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND METHOD OF PRESENTING INFORMATION FOR DEMENTIA EXAMINATION

      
Application Number 18488432
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-17
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hiratsuka, Yukie
  • Ohno, Chiyo

Abstract

An electronic device to acquire and analyze electroencephalogram data of the subject includes a cognitive function examination control section that presents examination data used for a cognitive function examination of the subject at the time of executing an operation having a different purpose from that of an electroencephalogram measurement, and a cognitive function analysis section that extracts an index of a cognitive function of the subject from electroencephalogram data of the subject measured when presenting examination data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/378 - Visual stimuli
  • A61B 5/384 - Recording apparatus or displays specially adapted therefor
  • A61B 5/372 - Analysis of electroencephalograms
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/291 - Bioelectric electrodes therefor specially adapted for particular uses for electroencephalography [EEG]

59.

DISPLAY CONTROLLING METHOD, TIME CONTROLLING METHOD, TIME MANAGING METHOD, AND BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18491098
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-20
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi

Abstract

A display controlling method for a broadcast receiving apparatus allowed to receive IP simultaneous broadcasting of a 4K broadcasting service via a communication transmission line, in which simultaneous broadcasting of the 4K broadcasting service and a 2K broadcasting service is executed by a broadcasting wave, is configured to: receive and demodulate the 4K broadcasting service, and display a broadcasting program of the 4K broadcasting service; and select and execute one display switching process of first and second display switching processes in accordance with priority order in a case where a defect occurs in reception, demodulation, or display of the 4K broadcasting service, the 2K broadcasting service being received and demodulated to display a broadcasting program of the 2K broadcasting service in the first display switching process, the IP simultaneous broadcasting being received and demodulated to display a program of the IP simultaneous broadcasting in the second display switching process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering

60.

PICTURE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND SETTING MODIFICATION METHOD AND SETTING MODIFICATION PROGRAM THEREFOR

      
Application Number 18380701
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-17
First Publication Date 2024-02-08
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko

Abstract

A picture display apparatus able to display content includes a network interface that can communicate with a portable terminal via a first network and acquire the content via a second network, and further includes a controller and a display capable of displaying the content and a content list of the content capable of being acquired via the second network. The content list settings information and operator information are stored in a storage in association with each other. When the controller determines that operator information acquired from the portable terminal is not operator information related to an operator stored in the storage, but instead is operator information regarding a new operator, the controller performs a control that enables processing to newly store operator information about the new operator in the storage without displaying, on the display, a content list based on content list settings information corresponding to operator information.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 1/20 - Processor architectures; Processor configuration, e.g. pipelining
  • G06F 21/31 - User authentication
  • G09G 5/00 - Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions
  • H04N 21/485 - End-user interface for client configuration

61.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18265266
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-20
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Hiroaki
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori

Abstract

A technique suitable when an air floating video is used as a non-contact user interface is provided. An air floating video display apparatus includes: a sensor for detecting a state of operation including a position of a hand finger of a user with respect to an air region including a plane of the air floating video or an object displayed on the plane; and a fingertip tactile sense generator which generates texture of a sense of touch on the hand finger by forming, based on information detected by the sensor, sound pressure based on an ultrasonic wave in vicinity of a position of the hand finger.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0346 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of the device orientation or free movement in a 3D space, e.g. 3D mice, 6-DOF [six degrees of freedom] pointers using gyroscopes, accelerometers or tilt-sensors
  • H04N 13/346 - Image reproducers using prisms or semi-transparent mirrors
  • H04R 1/40 - Arrangements for obtaining desired frequency or directional characteristics for obtaining desired directional characteristic only by combining a number of identical transducers
  • G02F 1/13357 - Illuminating devices

62.

Multimedia player displaying operation panel depending on contents

      
Application Number 18378854
Grant Number 11974008
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-10-11
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Grant Date 2024-04-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Machida, Yoshihiro
  • Tsutsumi, Nobuhiro
  • Kamogawa, Kouji

Abstract

A digital content operating apparatus, including: a communication unit which communicates with an external device which has a display for displaying the digital content; a user operation interface which receives a user operation to control the digital content which is displayed on the external device; a display which displays either a linear content operation panel or an interactive content operation panel; and a controller which controls the user operation interface corresponding to information on the digital content which is displayed on the external device; wherein either the linear content operation panel or the interactive content operation panel is displayed alternatively as the user operation interface on the display.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G11B 19/02 - Control of operating function, e.g. switching from recording to reproducing
  • G11B 27/30 - Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel by using information detectable on the record carrier by using information signals recorded by the same method as the main recording on the same track as the main recording
  • G11B 27/34 - Indicating arrangements
  • G11B 27/36 - Monitoring, i.e. supervising the progress of recording or reproducing
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/434 - Disassembling of a multiplex stream, e.g. demultiplexing audio and video streams or extraction of additional data from a video stream; Remultiplexing of multiplex streams; Extraction or processing of SI; Disassembling of packetised elementary stream
  • H04N 21/466 - Learning process for intelligent management, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G06F 3/04886 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures by partitioning the display area of the touch-screen or the surface of the digitising tablet into independently controllable areas, e.g. virtual keyboards or menus

63.

PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18379239
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-12
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Nishijima, Hideo

Abstract

A portable terminal device in an information processing system and method includes a camera and a microphone. Data of obtained images and voice are transmitted to a server that identifies operations to be executed based on the received voice and image data. The server transmits an identification of one or more results of the plurality of operations to the portable terminal device. When the portable terminal device receives only one result from the server, an operation corresponding to the one result is executed, and when a plurality of results is received, the portable terminal device displays information corresponding to the plurality of results as candidates. Additional voice is captured for selecting one of the plurality of results during the displaying of the information. A determination of one result from the plurality of results is made based on the captured voice, and an operation corresponding to the determined result is executed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • G10L 15/25 - Speech recognition using non-acoustical features using position of the lips, movement of the lips or face analysis
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06V 40/20 - Movements or behaviour, e.g. gesture recognition

64.

INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18487485
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-16
First Publication Date 2024-02-01
Owner
  • MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
  • Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Yatsu, Masahiko
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Kaneko, Kazuomi
  • Hoshino, Shigeki

Abstract

A head-up display apparatus includes a display panel configured to display an image, and a reflecting mirror configured to reflect light from the display panel. An optical distance between the reflecting mirror and the display panel is changed to continuously change a display position of a virtual image from a distant place to an adjacent position such that a virtual image obtained by being reflected at an upper portion of a windshield is formed farther than a virtual image obtained by being reflected at a lower portion of the windshield when viewed from a viewpoint position of a driver.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • G02B 17/06 - Catoptric systems, e.g. image erecting and reversing system using mirrors only

65.

PORTABLE TERMINAL AND ELECTRONIC GLASSES

      
Application Number 18255914
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-10
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Nakade, Mayumi
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi

Abstract

A portable terminal comprises a distance measurement device capable of treasuring a distance of a first distance measurement range and a distance of a second distance measurement range different from the first distance measurement range, and a processor configured to determine a distance to an object based on a result of distance measurement by the distance measurement device and output the result as a distance measurement value. The present invention relates to one of the sustainable development goals which concerns building “Infrastructure, Industrialization, and Innovation”.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 17/10 - Systems determining position data of a target for measuring distance only using transmission of interrupted, pulse-modulated waves
  • G01S 17/894 - 3D imaging with simultaneous measurement of time-of-flight at a 2D array of receiver pixels, e.g. time-of-flight cameras or flash lidar
  • G01S 7/48 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group
  • G01S 7/481 - Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
  • G01S 7/51 - Display arrangements

66.

SPEECH RECOGNITION DEVICE, SPEECH-RECOGNITION-DEVICE COORDINATION SYSTEM, AND SPEECH-RECOGNITION-DEVICE COORDINATION METHOD

      
Application Number 18373408
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-27
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Arai, Ikuya
  • Takashimizu, Satoru
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Tsuruga, Sadao
  • Kawamae, Osamu

Abstract

A speech recognition device includes a sound input section, a sound output section, a communication control section that performs data transmission and reception with at least one of other recognition devices, a conversation-mode executing section that transmits sound data input to each of the other recognition devices and outputs sound data received from each of the other recognition devices, a speech recognition section that converts the sound input into text data, a hot word detecting section that detects a conversation activation hot word from the text data to activate the conversation-mode executing section, and a command transmitting section that transmits a control command to each of the other recognition devices. If the hot word detecting section detects the conversation activation hot word, the command transmitting section transmits the control command to activate a conversation-mode executing section provided in each of the other recognition devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • G10L 15/08 - Speech classification or search
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions

67.

BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18376475
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-04
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirabayashi, Masayuki
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Nomura, Tomonori

Abstract

A broadcast receiving device is provided with: a broadcast receiving unit which receives a digital broadcast signal including broadcast program video and application-related information; a storage unit which stores the received broadcast program video and application-related information; a video decoding unit which decodes the video; an application acquisition unit which acquires an application on the basis of location information included in the application-related information; an application execution unit which executes the acquired application; an output unit which is able to output the video; and a control unit for reproducing and decoding the broadcast program video from the storage unit, reproducing the application-related information from the storage unit, acquiring the application on the basis of the location information included in the reproduced application-related information, and executing the acquired application.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/435 - Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data or reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
  • H04H 20/91 - Arrangements characterised by special technical features of the broadcast information, e.g. signal form or information format broadcasting computer programmes
  • H04H 60/13 - Arrangements for device control affected by the broadcast information
  • H04H 60/82 - Arrangements characterised by transmission systems other than for broadcast, e.g. the Internet characterised by the transmission system itself the transmission system being the Internet
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04N 21/4722 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content for requesting additional data associated with the content
  • H04N 5/775 - Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus between a recording apparatus and a television receiver
  • H04N 9/804 - Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback involving pulse code modulation of the colour picture signal components
  • H04N 9/806 - Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback involving pulse code modulation of the colour picture signal components with processing of the sound signal
  • H04N 9/82 - Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback the individual colour picture signal components being recorded simultaneously only
  • H04N 21/81 - Monomedia components thereof
  • H04N 21/858 - Linking data to content, e.g. by linking an URL to a video object or by creating a hotspot
  • H04L 67/52 - Network services specially adapted for the location of the user terminal
  • H04L 69/28 - Timers or timing mechanisms used in protocols
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations

68.

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD

      
Application Number 18265938
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-08
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Okada, Yoshinori
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Kaniwa, Koji
  • Kabuto, Nobuaki

Abstract

An image display device is for displaying an image including a user in, and comprises: a display processing unit displaying an image within a user's visual field display range; and a processor controlling the entire operation including a display operation on the display processing unit. The processor controls the display processing unit such that, in a state where information is displayed at a low content level within a visual field display range by control of the display processing unit, when an observation point which a user observes closely stays within a prescribed display range for a prescribed period of time, the vicinity of the observation point is displayed as information of a high content level, whereas when the observation point has deviated from the location of said information of the high content level, the vicinity of the observation point is returned to the information display at the low content level.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06T 3/40 - Scaling of a whole image or part thereof

69.

BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18377351
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-06
First Publication Date 2024-01-25
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Masuoka, Nobuo

Abstract

In a broadcast receiving apparatus including: a broadcast receiving unit configured to receive control information regarding contents of digital broadcasting and content protection for the contents; an accumulation unit configured to accumulate the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit; a video output unit configured to output video of the contents received by the broadcast receiving unit or video of the contents accumulated by the accumulation unit to external equipment; an interface; and a control unit, switching of content protecting processes are executed in accordance with the number of pixels of video of contents in a first video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment without accumulation, a second video outputting process state to output contents to external equipment after an accumulating process, a copying process state, and a moving process state, and control is executed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • H04H 60/18 - Arrangements for conditional access to broadcast information or to broadcast-related services on copying information
  • H04N 21/44 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs
  • H04N 21/6377 - Control signals issued by the client directed to the server or network components directed to server
  • H04N 5/913 - Television signal processing therefor for scrambling
  • H04H 60/13 - Arrangements for device control affected by the broadcast information
  • H04N 5/765 - Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus
  • H04H 60/27 - Arrangements for recording or accumulating broadcast information or broadcast-related information

70.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18268329
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-13
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Katsuyuki
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori

Abstract

An air floating video display apparatus includes a display apparatus configured to display a video, a retroreflector configured to reflect video light from the display apparatus and form an air floating video in air by the reflected light, a sensor configured to detect a touch operation by a finger of a user on one or more objects displayed in the air floating video, and a controller. When the user performs the touch operation on the object, the controller assists the touch operation for the user based on a detection result of the touch operation by the sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 30/56 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images the image being built up from image elements distributed over a 3D volume, e.g. voxels by projecting aerial or floating images
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer

71.

MOBILE TERMINAL

      
Application Number 18357568
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-24
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner
  • MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
  • MAXELL HOLDINGS, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Nishimura, Ryuji

Abstract

A mobile terminal in which an imaging unit is provided on a front surface side and a display unit and a sensor are provided on a back surface side includes a signal processing unit which, from a signal output by the imaging unit, generates information to be displayed by the display unit, and a control unit into which a signal from the sensor is input and which controls the signal processing unit. A display state of the display unit based on the control performed by the control unit includes a first display state for display in a first display region if no detection signal is being input from the sensor, and a second display state for display in a second display region if a detection signal is being input from the sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 23/62 - Control of parameters via user interfaces
  • G03B 17/02 - Bodies
  • G03B 17/18 - Signals indicating condition of a camera member or suitability of light
  • H04N 23/60 - Control of cameras or camera modules
  • H04N 23/61 - Control of cameras or camera modules based on recognised objects
  • H04N 23/63 - Control of cameras or camera modules by using electronic viewfinders
  • H04N 23/67 - Focus control based on electronic image sensor signals
  • H04N 23/695 - Control of camera direction for changing a field of view, e.g. pan, tilt or based on tracking of objects
  • G03B 17/20 - Signals indicating condition of a camera member or suitability of light visible in viewfinder

72.

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

      
Application Number 18355620
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-20
First Publication Date 2024-01-18
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Sasaki, Akira

Abstract

In a smartphone or a personal computer, when there is an application which performs communication which a user is unconscious of, a communication volume increases unintentionally, and there arise problems in that a maximum communication volume is exceed, a network bandwidth of a base station is compressed, or communication being intentionally performed is disturbed. In order to solve the above problems, provided is a communication control method used in a communication control device capable of performing communication using an application via a communication line, and includes an application control step of switching a plurality of applications between a foreground state and a background state and a communication control step of changing an allocation amount of a network bandwidth of an application in accordance with whether the switched application is in the foreground state or the background state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 47/80 - Actions related to the user profile or the type of traffic
  • H04L 41/083 - Configuration setting characterised by the purposes of a change of settings, e.g. optimising configuration for enhancing reliability for increasing network speed
  • H04L 41/0896 - Bandwidth or capacity management, i.e. automatically increasing or decreasing capacities
  • H04L 47/2475 - Traffic characterised by specific attributes, e.g. priority or QoS for supporting traffic characterised by the type of applications

73.

APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BAGGAGE, A METHOD FOR MANAGING BAGGAGE AND A BAGGAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18372192
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-25
First Publication Date 2024-01-11
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Kimura, Shigetaka
  • Shibuya, Shinji

Abstract

The purpose of the present invention is to provide an apparatus for managing baggage and a method for managing baggage with which improved usability can be obtained. In order to solve the problem, an apparatus for managing baggage is provided with: a reader unit which reads tag information of a wireless tag attached to a baggage; a storage unit in which the tag information read by the reader unit is stored; and a control unit which makes a determination of a forgotten baggage by comparing the tag information stored in the storage unit with tag information newly read by the reader unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06K 19/07 - Record carriers with conductive marks, printed circuits or semiconductor circuit elements, e.g. credit or identity cards with integrated circuit chips
  • G06Q 10/0833 - Tracking
  • G06Q 10/0832 - Special goods or special handling procedures, e.g. handling of hazardous or fragile goods
  • G06Q 10/08 - Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading or distribution; Inventory or stock management
  • G08B 25/10 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium using wireless transmission systems
  • G06K 19/077 - Constructional details, e.g. mounting of circuits in the carrier

74.

AERIAL FLOATING IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18038993
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-10
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Takahashi, Hiroaki
  • Uchiyama, Yusuke
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori

Abstract

An aerial floating image display apparatus includes a display apparatus configured to generate an image, a retroreflector configured to reflect image light from the display apparatus, and an imager, and if a plurality of persons appear in a captured image generated by the imager, the aerial floating image display apparatus displays, as an aerial floating image, information for notifying a user of the aerial floating image display apparatus of being peeked.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 3/00 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes
  • G02B 30/56 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images the image being built up from image elements distributed over a 3D volume, e.g. voxels by projecting aerial or floating images

75.

AIR FLOATING VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18039983
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-26
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Fujita, Koji
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori

Abstract

An air-floating-video display apparatus includes a Liquid Crystal Display panel, a light source apparatus configured to supply a light in a specific polarization direction to the LCD panel, and a retroreflector that includes a phase difference plate on a retroreflection surface. A polarization separation member is disposed in a space between the LCD panel and the retroreflector. The polarization separation member is configured to once transmit a video light of a specific polarization from the LCD panel to the retroreflector, perform polarization conversion on the video light by the retroreflector and convert the video light into a video light of another polarization to cause the video light to be reflected by the polarization separation member, and display an air-floating-video as a real image at a side opposite to the LCD panel in a transparent member through which the video light of the specific polarization passes.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 30/56 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images the image being built up from image elements distributed over a 3D volume, e.g. voxels by projecting aerial or floating images
  • G02B 5/26 - Reflecting filters
  • G02B 5/22 - Absorbing filters
  • G02B 5/30 - Polarising elements
  • G02B 1/11 - Anti-reflection coatings
  • H04N 13/39 - Volumetric displays, i.e. systems where the image is built up from picture elements distributed through a volume the picture elements emitting light at places where a pair of light beams intersect in a transparent material

76.

ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

      
Application Number 18253841
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-09
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Watanabe, Mitsutoshi
  • Kitazawa, Naohisa
  • Iwanami, Yoshiharu

Abstract

An electrochemical oxygen sensor according to the present invention includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and an electrolyte solution constituted by an aqueous solution, in which the negative electrode includes a metal containing, as a main component, an element M selected from Sn and Ni, the electrolyte solution is an aqueous solution having a pH of 3 to 10, the positive electrode includes a catalyst layer containing a catalytic metal, and the catalyst layer includes, on a surface that is in contact with the electrolyte solution, a surface layer containing the element M.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01N 27/413 - Concentration cells using liquid electrolytes
  • G01N 27/30 - Electrodes, e.g. test electrodes; Half-cells
  • G01N 27/404 - Cells with anode, cathode and cell electrolyte on the same side of a permeable membrane which separates them from the sample fluid

77.

AUGMENTED REALITY PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE, AND AUGMENTED REALITY PROCESSING METHOD

      
Application Number 18038242
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-30
First Publication Date 2024-01-04
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu

Abstract

An augmented reality processing system transmits information regarding an augmented reality object(ARO) arranged in a virtual space on the basis of a world-coordinate-system from an information display device to an information processing device. The information processing device arranges a provisional ARO on the basis of the received information about the ARO in a work space on the basis of a terminal-coordinate-system with the information processing device as a reference and displays the provisional ARO on a display of the information processing device, and accepts an edit operation for the displayed provisional ARO and transmits the same to the information display device. The information display device reflects the content of the edit operation in the ARO arranged in the virtual space on the basis of the world-coordinate-system and displays the ARO, on the basis of the received information regarding the edit operation for the provisional ARO.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 19/20 - Editing of 3D images, e.g. changing shapes or colours, aligning objects or positioning parts
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer

78.

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR ALL-SOLID-STATE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND ALL-SOLID-STATE SECONDARY BATTERY

      
Application Number 18034725
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-26
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sato, Yuta
  • Furukawa, Kazuki
  • Nishimura, Masaki
  • Kamizori, Haruki

Abstract

A negative electrode for an all-solid-state secondary battery according to the present invention includes a molded body made of a negative-electrode mixture containing a solid electrolyte and a negative-electrode material that contains a negative-electrode active material. The negative-electrode material contains a carbon material as the negative-electrode active material, and an argyrodite-type sulfide-based solid electrolyte is contained as the solid electrolyte. An AB value is 0.1 or more and 0.8 or less where a percentage of the area of the carbon material to the area of a surface of the molded body is A(%) and a percentage of the area of the carbon material to the area of a cross-section of the molded body is B(%). Also, an all-solid-state secondary battery according to the present invention includes the negative electrode for an all-solid-state secondary battery according to the present invention as the negative electrode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/583 - Carbonaceous material, e.g. graphite-intercalation compounds or CFx
  • H01M 10/0562 - Solid materials

79.

Editing method and recording and reproducing device

      
Application Number 18244514
Grant Number 11929101
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-09-11
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Grant Date 2024-03-12
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshida, Susumu
  • Shiokawa, Junji
  • Okamoto, Hiroo

Abstract

In order to provide a recording and reproducing device that allows a user to select and manage arbitrary play lists, a unit of management for managing all registered play list information and an upper management hierarchical level are added. The unit of management is adapted to be handled on the same level with unified information that indicates a reproduction range of all AV data. User-defined unified information is adapted to be handled on the added management hierarchical level. The user-defined unified information is formed to allow arbitrary reproduction ranges contained on a lower hierarchical level to be registered.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 9/80 - Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G11B 27/00 - Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
  • G11B 27/031 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
  • G11B 27/034 - Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals on discs
  • G11B 27/10 - Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel
  • G11B 27/34 - Indicating arrangements
  • H04N 5/76 - Television signal recording
  • H04N 9/87 - Regeneration of colour television signals
  • H04N 5/92 - Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback
  • H04N 5/93 - Regeneration of the television signal or of selected parts thereof
  • H04N 9/82 - Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback the individual colour picture signal components being recorded simultaneously only

80.

DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18244515
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-11
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kurita, Toshiyuki
  • Owashi, Hitoaki

Abstract

A display apparatus transmits a picture acquisition request for getting picture information to an external image apparatus connected through a predetermined interface to the display apparatus from the external image apparatus at predetermined intervals and gets a plurality of pieces of picture information from the external image apparatus to be displayed. The plurality of pictures may be switched at predetermined intervals, for example, to be displayed, so that the plurality of pictures may be displayed in a so-called slide show manner. A plurality of pictures for thumbnail may be produced from the plurality of pieces of picture information and be arranged together to be displayed in one picture screen of a display device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 5/00 - Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 21/4223 - Cameras
  • H04N 21/4363 - Adapting the video stream to a specific local network, e.g. a IEEE 1394 or Bluetooth® network
  • H04N 21/4385 - Multiplex stream processing, e.g. multiplex stream decrypting
  • H04N 21/4402 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for household redistribution, storage or real-time display
  • H04N 21/443 - OS processes, e.g. booting an STB, implementing a Java virtual machine in an STB or power management in an STB
  • H04N 21/4627 - Rights management
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G06T 1/00 - General purpose image data processing

81.

VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND TERMINAL APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18462592
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-07
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Hirabayashi, Masayuki

Abstract

A terminal apparatus having a function of remotely controlling a video display apparatus includes a communication unit that transmits a command related to setting of the video display apparatus and receives status information, a signal receiving unit that receives a signal output from a broadcast station and decodes a video content, a memory unit that stores a content of a command including a channel of the video content, and a display unit that displays the video content and various types of information. In this terminal apparatus, the communication unit transmits an identification code specific to the terminal apparatus when transmitting the command, and when the status information is received after a channel of the video display apparatus is set by remote control, the video content of the channel stored in the memory unit is decoded by the signal receiving unit and is displayed on the display unit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/433 - Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
  • G06Q 30/0251 - Targeted advertisements
  • H04N 5/44 - Receiver circuitry
  • H04N 5/50 - Tuning indicators; Automatic tuning control

82.

VIDEO DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD

      
Application Number 18466502
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-13
First Publication Date 2023-12-28
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakade, Mayumi
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Ito, Tamotsu
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko

Abstract

With respect to a video display apparatus, a technology capable of improving the operability and usability for a user in relation to a generated image such as AR (Augmented Reality) is provided. An HMD as a video display apparatus displays an AR image on a display screen, configures an ID image including identification information (ID) for supporting an operation of a user to the AR image, detects a sight line direction of the user to set a sight line region, and displays the ID image so as to be associated with the AR image when the AR image falls within a range of the sight line region. The HMD receives an operation to select the ID image from the user, selects the AR image associated with the ID image when receiving the operation to select the ID image, and executes a predetermined process associated with the AR image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06T 3/40 - Scaling of a whole image or part thereof
  • G06T 11/60 - Editing figures and text; Combining figures or text

83.

INPUT TERMINAL DEVICE AND OPERATION INPUT METHOD

      
Application Number 18239410
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-29
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Suzuki, Motoyuki
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Watanabe, Mitsunobu

Abstract

This input terminal device 1 for receiving a user operation via a position input object PS is provided with: a position detection unit 106 which detects the position of the position input object; a display unit 109a which displays a cursor; and an operation processing control unit 1024 which causes operation processing to be performed. The operation processing control unit has a plurality of operation modes and one of these modes includes a state M0 in which the operation processing control unit does not cause any operation processing to be performed, except for movement of the cursor in accordance with the position of the position input object. The operation processing control unit is configured to switch between the plurality of operation modes when the user has performed a specific operation by means of the position input object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/04812 - Interaction techniques based on cursor appearance or behaviour, e.g. being affected by the presence of displayed objects
  • G06F 3/042 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means by opto-electronic means
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • G06F 3/044 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means by capacitive means
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means

84.

PORTABLE TERMINAL APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18460978
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-05
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu

Abstract

A portable terminal apparatus includes a display unit displaying an image, an operation input unit inputting a user operation, and a wireless communication unit performing wireless communication by a wireless LAN, and at a time of startup from a sleep state, a remote control button is displayed on the display unit when a mutual communication with a predetermined access point can be performed in the wireless communication unit, and when the remote control button is selected, a remote control signal corresponding to the selected remote control button is transmitted.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 1/72415 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality by interfacing with external accessories for remote control of appliances
  • G08C 17/02 - Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link using a radio link

85.

ALL-SOLID-STATE BATTERY

      
Application Number 18036746
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-10
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Fujikawa, Katsuhiro
  • Yamaguchi, Koji
  • Otsuka, Takumi

Abstract

An all-solid-state battery 1 includes: an exterior can 2 having a bottom 21 and a cylindrical side wall 22; a negative-electrode can 3 having a flat portion 31 and a peripheral wall 32; a power generation element 4 located between the exterior can 2 and the negative-electrode can 3; a gasket 6 positioned between the cylindrical side wall 22 and peripheral wall 32; and recoverable conductive sheets 5. The bottom 21 of the exterior can 2 includes a recessed portion 211 recessed toward the outside. A recoverable conductive sheet 5 is located between the power generation element 4 and the inner bottom surface of the recessed portion 211, and another recoverable conductive sheet is located between the power generation element 4 and the flat portion 31 of the seal can 3.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/531 - Electrode connections inside a battery casing
  • H01M 50/184 - Sealing members characterised by their shape or structure
  • H01M 50/528 - Fixed electrical connections, i.e. not intended for disconnection
  • H01M 50/109 - Primary casings, jackets or wrappings of a single cell or a single battery characterised by their shape or physical structure of button or coin shape

86.

LINKED NOTIFICATION SYSTEM, PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND LINKED NOTIFICATION METHOD FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

      
Application Number 18035317
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-05
First Publication Date 2023-12-21
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor Esaka, Fumiaki

Abstract

In a linked notification system configured by communication-connecting at least one external device to a portable notification device, on receipt of a state signal indicating a state of the external device from the external device, the portable notification device refers to the notification control information in which a notification destination is associated with a notification condition defined by using a state of the external device, and determines whether the notification condition is satisfied or not on the basis of the state signal. When it is determined that the notification condition is satisfied, the portable notification device notifies the notification destination associated with the notification condition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 25/01 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium
  • G06F 21/32 - User authentication using biometric data, e.g. fingerprints, iris scans or voiceprints

87.

AIRTIGHT PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE TAPE FOR FOUNDATION

      
Application Number 18321932
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-23
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Tachibana, Mizuki

Abstract

Provided is an airtight member for foundation superior in sealing performance on a side surface and a bottom surface of a sill and capable of easily adjusting an installation position thereof. An airtight pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for foundation having: a band-shaped airtight elastic sheet having a front surface, a back surface and two side edge portions opposing each other; a virtual L-shape fold line located away from one of the side edge portions of the elastic sheet toward the inside of the elastic sheet; and a band-shaped pressure-sensitive adhesive layer being parallel to the side edge portions of the elastic sheet and being formed in a region of the front surface of the elastic sheet extending from one of the side edge portions up to the virtual L-shape fold line; and having no pressure-sensitive adhesive layer on other regions of the front surface and the back surface of the elastic sheet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • C09J 7/26 - Porous or cellular plastics
  • C09J 7/24 - Plastics; Metallised plastics based on macromolecular compounds obtained by reactions involving only carbon-to-carbon unsaturated bonds
  • C09J 7/38 - Pressure-sensitive adhesives [PSA]

88.

OPTICAL DEVICE AND DIRECTION DISPLAY DEVICE

      
Application Number 18454320
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-23
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kishigami, Masahiro
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Kunii, Yasuhiko
  • Tsuchiya, Yuji
  • Shimizu, Go
  • Takori, Masayoshi
  • Kawaji, Ryuya

Abstract

A vehicle comprising a state detection device the detects a behavior and peripheral environmental information of the vehicle, an optical device that displays at least a plurality of condensing marks which are a pattern indicating at least a travelling direction of the vehicle on a road surface, and a lamp controller that controls lighting or blinking of the optical device. The lamp controller acquires a detection signal, lights or blinks the optical device based on the detection signal, and combines a plurality of linear partial irradiation images into the plurality of condensing marks. The optical device arranges and displays the plurality of condensing marks side by side on a road where the vehicle enters in the traveling direction, and displays the plurality of condensing marks in at least two different colors that appear to overlap each other to a viewer when the viewer is a first distance from the vehicle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60Q 1/38 - Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic for indicating change of drive direction using immovably-mounted light sources, e.g. fixed flashing lamps
  • B60Q 1/34 - Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic for indicating change of drive direction
  • F21S 43/30 - Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by reflectors
  • F21S 43/20 - Signalling devices specially adapted for vehicle exteriors, e.g. brake lamps, direction indicator lights or reversing lights characterised by refractors, transparent cover plates, light guides or filters
  • B60Q 1/50 - Arrangement of optical signalling or lighting devices, the mounting or supporting thereof or circuits therefor the devices being primarily intended to indicate the vehicle, or parts thereof, or to give signals, to other traffic for indicating other intentions or conditions, e.g. request for waiting or overtaking

89.

INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL AND METHOD

      
Application Number 18453561
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-22
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Nakade, Mayumi
  • Matsubara, Takashi

Abstract

An information processor includes: a user information acquiring unit acquiring user information for identifying a user; a display; a viewing time measuring unit measuring a viewing time during which a previously-registered user views contents information on the display; and a controller. The controller determines whether the user is the registered user, based on the user information and registered user information for identifying the registered user. When the user is the registered user, the controller causes the display to display the contents information, causes the viewing time measuring unit to measure the viewing time, compares a cumulative viewing time that is a total of the viewing times cumulated within a period of time with a viewing limit time that is a previously-set upper limit of the cumulative viewing time, and gives the registered user a warning when the cumulative viewing time is equal to or longer than the viewing limit time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/442 - Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/4415 - Acquiring end-user identification using biometric characteristics of the user, e.g. by voice recognition or fingerprint scanning
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions
  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals

90.

POSITIVE ELECTRODE FOR NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, METHOD FOR INSPECTING THE SAME, NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

      
Application Number 18032836
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-15
First Publication Date 2023-12-07
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor Takaichi, Yuta

Abstract

A positive electrode for a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is provided that includes a positive-electrode mixture layer containing a positive-electrode active material and a conductive assistant on one surface or both surfaces of a current collector, and Rs/(ρv×d) falls within a specific range in accordance with the thickness of the positive-electrode mixture layer, where Rs is an interface resistance (Ωcm2) between the positive-electrode mixture layer and the current collector, ρv is a volume resistivity (Ωcm) of the positive-electrode mixture layer, and d is the thickness (cm) of the positive-electrode mixture layer. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery is further provided that includes the positive electrode, a negative electrode, a separator interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 4/139 - Processes of manufacture
  • G01N 27/04 - Investigating or analysing materials by the use of electric, electrochemical, or magnetic means by investigating impedance by investigating resistance
  • H01M 4/04 - Processes of manufacture in general
  • H01M 10/0525 - Rocking-chair batteries, i.e. batteries with lithium insertion or intercalation in both electrodes; Lithium-ion batteries
  • H01M 10/42 - Methods or arrangements for servicing or maintenance of secondary cells or secondary half-cells

91.

HEAD-UP DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS THEREOF

      
Application Number 18205903
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-05
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Sugiyama, Toshinori
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Kunii, Yasuhiko
  • Yatsu, Masahiko

Abstract

A HUD system and light source apparatus can be manufactured with miniaturization at low cost. A head-up display apparatus includes: an image display apparatus generating image light to be projected; an optical system performing predetermined correction to the image light emitted from the image display apparatus; and a concave mirror reflecting the image light corrected by the optical system to project it onto a windshield or combiner. The image display apparatus includes: a solid light source; a collimating optical system converting, into parallel light, the light from the solid light source; a lighting optical system configured by an optical member that polarizes a direction of a light beam generated by the collimating optical system and simultaneously expands a width of the light beam; and a display apparatus, the image display apparatus being configured to be arranged across and opposite the optical system on an optical axis of the concave mirror.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G02B 6/00 - Light guides; Structural details of arrangements comprising light guides and other optical elements, e.g. couplings
  • G02B 19/00 - Condensers
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • G02B 5/04 - Prisms
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems

92.

IMAGE ENCODING METHOD, IMAGE ENCODING DEVICE, IMAGE DECODING METHOD, AND IMAGE DECODING DEVICE

      
Application Number 18229263
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-02
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Murakami, Tomokazu
  • Yokoyama, Toru

Abstract

For the purpose of providing an image encoding technique for reducing the amount of codes, in inter prediction in which motion search is performed by using a block obtained by dividing an input image and a reference image, the motion vector of the block is predicted by selecting from the motion vectors of the surrounding blocks. Further, in the method of calculating a differential vector and then performing encoding, the number or positions of candidate blocks from which a prediction vector is selected are changed block by block or frame by frame and thereby adaptive and efficient video image compression is performed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/52 - Processing of motion vectors by encoding by predictive encoding
  • H04N 19/56 - Motion estimation with initialisation of the vector search, e.g. estimating a good candidate to initiate a search
  • H04N 19/46 - Embedding additional information in the video signal during the compression process

93.

PORTABLE DEVICE

      
Application Number 18231818
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-09
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Arai, Ikuya

Abstract

The portable device is provided with a photograph unit to acquire, at a first time interval, images with a super wide angle of which a maximum value reaches all peripheral directions around the portable device; a traveling direction calculation unit to calculate a traveling direction of the portable device at a second time interval; an image segmentation unit to segment, as a traveling direction image, an image of a predetermined range where the traveling direction is positioned at a center thereof, from a latest acquired image every time the traveling direction calculation unit calculates the traveling direction; and a display control unit to display the traveling direction image on a predetermined traveling direction display region of a display of the portable device. The display control unit displays a video image designated by a user on a first display region, which is different from the traveling direction display region.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 23/698 - Control of cameras or camera modules for achieving an enlarged field of view, e.g. panoramic image capture
  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information
  • H04N 23/63 - Control of cameras or camera modules by using electronic viewfinders
  • H04N 23/90 - Arrangement of cameras or camera modules, e.g. multiple cameras in TV studios or sports stadiums

94.

LENS UNIT

      
Application Number 18233044
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-11
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Suginome, Takayuki
  • Nakayama, Osamu
  • Shibasaki, Susumu
  • Yoshimura, Masashi

Abstract

An improved lens unit can be used in an in-vehicle camera or the like, in a condition where a forefront lens is exposed to the outside for a long time. Here, the resin lens within the lens unit has an improved durability at a high temperature. The lens unit has a plurality of lenses arranged side by side with the optical axes thereof aligned with each other. The lenses include glass lens and resin lens. The lens closest to the object is a glass lens which is closest to the object side and is coated with an ultra-hard film. Resin lenses each have a high temperature resistant reflection preventing film. The lens is a combined lens in which a lens and a lens are bonded together, and is then covered with a high temperature resistant reflection preventing film after bonding.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 1/11 - Anti-reflection coatings
  • G02B 1/14 - Protective coatings, e.g. hard coatings
  • G02B 7/02 - Mountings, adjusting means, or light-tight connections, for optical elements for lenses
  • G02B 13/18 - Optical objectives specially designed for the purposes specified below with lenses having one or more non-spherical faces, e.g. for reducing geometrical aberration
  • G02B 13/00 - Optical objectives specially designed for the purposes specified below

95.

INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18234381
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-16
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner Maxell, Ltd. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hirata, Koji
  • Misawa, Akio
  • Nakada, Takumi

Abstract

An information display apparatus capable of reducing the viewpoint movement of a driver and achieving safer driving in consideration of the relationship between the traveling speed and the stopping distance of a vehicle is provided. The information display apparatus is configured to display image information in a transportation and comprises a HUD apparatus disposed between a windshield of the transportation and an instrument panel of the transportation. The HUD apparatus detects a viewpoint position of a driver; and displays a virtual image of the image information in front of the transportation by reflecting light emitted from the HUD apparatus to display the image information by the windshield. The HUD apparatus is configured to set a display position of the virtual image in accordance with movement of the viewpoint position of the driver who is driving the transportation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 5/38 - Control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators common to cathode-ray tube indicators and other visual indicators characterised by the display of individual graphic patterns using a bit-mapped memory with means for controlling the display position
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays

96.

VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE AND COOPERATIVE CONTROL METHOD IN VIDEO DISPLAY DEVICE

      
Application Number 18447600
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-10
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Ishiyama, Akira
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Shimizu, Hiroshi
  • Watanabe, Mitsunobu

Abstract

For establishing cooperation among an external device 30, a video display device and a remote control terminal and to achieve cooperative operation among these devices that affords a high level of operability to a user with less burden, the video display device to which an external device and a remote control terminal that remotely operates the external device can be connected, comprising: a connection detection section configured to detect a connection of the external device to the video display device; a cooperation establishment section configured to generate a start signal for initiate an application software accepting an operation instruction to the external device on the remote control terminal when the connection detection section detects the connection of the external device; and a communication interface configured to transmit the start signal to the remote control terminal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/41 - Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
  • H04N 21/436 - Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 9/30 - Arrangements for executing machine instructions, e.g. instruction decode
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/4363 - Adapting the video stream to a specific local network, e.g. a IEEE 1394 or Bluetooth® network

97.

INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE AND INFORMATION DISPLAY METHOD

      
Application Number 18033091
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-23
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Kaniwa, Koji
  • Ito, Tamotsu

Abstract

An information display device comprises a communication device connected to a communication network; a display; and a processor connected to each of the communication device and the display. The processor is configured to: calculate an information fake level indicating a level of credibility of display information received by the communication device via the communication network and displayed on the display based on a characteristic relating to the credibility on the display information; calculate a user-specific fake level coefficient indicating a level in which a user who operates the information display device is able to judge accuracy of the credibility of the display information based on an index representing how the user tends to judge the credibility; correct the information fake level using the user-specific fake level coefficient to calculate a user-specific fake level; and display the user-specific fake level on the display.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 11/20 - Drawing from basic elements, e.g. lines or circles
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • G10L 15/26 - Speech to text systems
  • A61B 5/16 - Devices for psychotechnics; Testing reaction times
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

98.

MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE

      
Application Number 18249845
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-21
First Publication Date 2023-11-30
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Akiyama, Hitoshi
  • Okada, Yoshinori

Abstract

A mobile terminal device including a camera for imaging the person to be photographed and a flexible and foldable display is provided with a line of sight detection unit for detecting a line of sight of the person to be photographed. Here, when photographing in the state where the mobile terminal device is folded, the mobile terminal device displays a mirror image on the display part on the side of the person to be photographed when it has been identified that the line of sight direction of the person to be photographed detected by the line of sight detection unit is directed to the display part on the side of the person to be photographed, the camera, or at least the mobile terminal device itself.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • H04M 1/02 - Constructional features of telephone sets
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06T 7/593 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images from stereo images
  • G06T 3/40 - Scaling of a whole image or part thereof
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means

99.

COMPOSITE RECEPTION/EMISSION APPARATUS

      
Application Number 18230291
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-04
First Publication Date 2023-11-23
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu
  • Ono, Hiroaki
  • Kawamae, Osamu
  • Masuoka, Nobuo

Abstract

A composite reception and emission apparatus comprises: a plurality of first-type devices that receives or emits energy; a plurality of second-type devices whose type is different from a type of the first-type devices; and a base body. The first-type devices and the second-type devices measure a full solid angle, and are arranged on the base body such that a device closest to each of the first-type devices in an orientation space is at least one of the second-type devices, and a device closest to each of the second-type devices in the orientation space is at least one of the first-type devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 23/698 - Control of cameras or camera modules for achieving an enlarged field of view, e.g. panoramic image capture
  • H04N 23/90 - Arrangement of cameras or camera modules, e.g. multiple cameras in TV studios or sports stadiums

100.

BROADCAST RECEIVING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18366932
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-08-08
First Publication Date 2023-11-23
Owner MAXELL, LTD. (Japan)
Inventor
  • Yoshizawa, Kazuhiko
  • Shimizu, Takuya
  • Masuoka, Nobuo
  • Hashimoto, Yasunobu

Abstract

A broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a first receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a first transmission method; a second receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a second transmission method; a first decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the first receiving unit; a second decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the second receiving unit; a video output unit outputting video, the video being generated based on data decoded by the first or second decoding unit; an operation input unit receiving control information from a remote controller; and a control unit controlling the units based on the control information received by the operation input unit. The remote controller includes a button to output control information for switching between a display state and a non-display state of service, the service being linked with a broadcasting program.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/426 - Internal components of the client
  • H04N 21/472 - End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
  • H04N 21/422 - Input-only peripherals, e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
  • H04N 21/438 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network originating from a server, e.g. retrieving MPEG packets from an IP network
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