Patents Assigned to NLT Technologies, Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10448005
    Abstract: A disclosed stereoscopic display device includes: a naked-eye stereoscopic display that projects respectively-different images into observer's left eye and right eye aligned in a first direction based on input images corresponding to two viewpoints; a flat-plate-shaped spatial imaging device that includes a plurality of optical reflection devices reflecting light transmitted from an object on a first reflection surface and a second reflection surface that are orthogonal to each other, the spatial imaging device emitting light that is emitted from the naked-eye stereoscopic display and is incident to an incident surface from an emission surface to an observer side; and an image processing unit that interchanges portions corresponding to reverse viewing areas in which depth parallax and popup parallax of the input images corresponding to the two viewpoints are reversed in a case where, in an image projecting one input image, an image projecting the other input image is mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Sato, Koji Shigemura
  • Patent number: 10439069
    Abstract: Two gate electrodes are provided on upper and lower sides of an oxide semiconductor active layer through respective insulating films. In addition, a first read-out electrode and a second read-out electrode are provided on right and left sides of the oxide semiconductor active layer. In the optical sensor element, in a case where a voltage is applied to each gate electrode, a potential difference occurs between the first read-out electrode and the second read-out electrode, and intensity of irradiation light is detected based on a current that flows between the read-out electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazushige Takechi
  • Patent number: 10401660
    Abstract: To acquire a fine viewing angle property from oblique view fields in a lateral electric field type liquid crystal display device having liquid crystal initial alignment directions in two orthogonal directions. The absorption axis of the incident-side polarization plate and the absorption axis of the exit-side polarization plate are orthogonal to each other in both of the region I and the region II, and the liquid crystal layer, the in-cell retarder as an optical compensation layer, the A-plate, and the C-plate sandwiched therebetween are in parallel to either one of the absorption axes or orthogonal to the substrates. Therefore, the transmittance can be suppressed to be low and a fine black display can be acquired even when the display surface is viewed from the oblique view fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Nishida, Hidenori Ikeno, Hideki Ito, Mitsuhiro Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10395604
    Abstract: An LED driving circuit, an LED driving method, and a liquid crystal display device, which prevent deterioration of display quality by effectively shortening the time required for starting the LED backlight and stabilizing the driving operations are provided. The LED driving circuit for controlling an LED circuit constituted with one LED or two or more LEDs includes: a duty ratio adjusting circuit unit which generates/outputs adjusting signals for adjusting drive of the LED based on a PWM dimming signal inputted from outside; and a booster circuit unit which applies driving voltages to the LED circuit according to the adjusting signal outputted from the duty ratio adjusting circuit unit. The duty ratio adjusting circuit unit sets the adjusting signal to have a larger duty ratio than that of the PWM dimming signal within an adjusting period set after the power is supplied until the LED circuit starts to connect electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Setsuko Mio
  • Patent number: 10385377
    Abstract: A TFT biosensor includes a gate electrode (silicon substrate), a reference electrode, and enzyme that is fixed to an insulating substrate spatially separated from the gate electrode and the reference electrode. A pH variation in the vicinity of an ion-sensitive insulating film is induced by a reaction between the enzyme and a sensing object material. The TFT biosensor can detect a concentration of the sensing object material with high sensitivity by detecting the pH variation as a threshold voltage shift of characteristics of a gate-source voltage to a source-drain current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Takechi, Shinnosuke Iwamatsu, Yutaka Abe, Toru Yahagi, Shunsuke Konno, Mutsuto Katoh
  • Patent number: 10359667
    Abstract: Provided are a backlight unit and a liquid crystal display device. The backlight unit includes: one or plural LED light sources including N-colored LEDs; a photo-detecting section which measures light intensities of red, green and blue colors of received light and outputs corresponding signals; a driver section including N LED-drivers; and a control section including a drive-condition calculating section and a memory. The drive-condition calculating section calculates control signals for three colors among the N colors, on the basis of information stored in the memory and the signals outputted by the photo-detecting section, makes a pair of each remaining color and one of the three colors, outputs the control signals for three colors to the corresponding three LED drivers, and outputs a control signal determined by using the control signal for a color paired with each remaining color to the LED driver for the each remaining color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10360840
    Abstract: To achieve a pixel circuit and the like capable of improving the accuracy for detecting the threshold voltage. The pixel circuit includes: a light emitting element; a driving transistor which supplies an electric current to the light emitting element according to an applied voltage; a capacitor part which holds a voltage containing a threshold voltage and a data voltage of the driving transistor and applies the voltage to the driving transistor; and a switch part which makes the capacitor part hold the voltage containing the threshold voltage and the data voltage. The switch part includes a reference voltage transistor which inputs a reference voltage from a reference voltage power supply line and a data voltage transistor which inputs a data voltage from a data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yojiro Matsueda, Yoshihiro Nonaka, Kenichi Takatori
  • Patent number: 10330766
    Abstract: When the excitation frequency of a touch panel and the frequency of external noise match or are close, noise cannot be removed by a bandpass filter. In addition, when a touch detection operating period is limited to a short period such as the no addressing period, the signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) decreases because frequency separation decreases and the noise removal effect by averaging is degraded. An electronic device of the present invention includes a sensor system (101), an excitation generator (102) that generates an intermittent sinusoidal signal and applies this signal to the sensor system, and a demodulator (105) that demodulates the amplitude modulated signal that is the output of the sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Haga, Hideki Asada
  • Patent number: 10317688
    Abstract: A translucent liquid crystal display panel (2) includes pixel pairs as display units each formed by a left-eye pixel (4L) and a right-eye pixel (4R) and arranged in a matrix shape. A through hole (4Ld) arranged in a color layer (4Lc) of a color filter has a slit shape whose longitudinal direction is identical to the orientation direction of a cylindrical lens (3a) constituting a lenticular lens (3). Similarly, a through hole (4Rd) arranged in a color layer (4Rc) of a color filter has a slit shape whose longitudinal direction is identical to the orientation direction of the cylindrical lens (3a) constituting the lenticular lens (3). This suppresses the phenomenon that a hue is changed by a field-of-view angle and/or an external light condition on the translucent display panel capable of displaying an image directed to a plurality of viewpoints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Shin-ichi Uehara
  • Patent number: 10291021
    Abstract: A protection circuit includes a control circuit that controls current between a first wiring and a second wiring and an application circuit that applies a voltage to the control circuit. The control circuit includes a first thin film transistor that controls the current. The application circuit includes second and third thin film transistors that are connected in series. Each of the second and third thin film transistors includes first and second gates. The first gate of the second thin film transistor is connected to the first wiring. The first gate of the third thin film transistor is connected to a connection point between the second and third thin film transistors. The second gates of the second thin film transistor and the third thin film transistor are connected to the second wiring. The application circuit applies a voltage of the connection point to a gate of the first thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sekine, Yusuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10261380
    Abstract: To stabilize the alignment direction in the boundary between two regions in a structure in which a pixel includes two regions where the initial alignment directions of the liquid crystal are orthogonal to each other. A pixel is divided into a first region, a second region, and a boundary region between those regions. The initial alignment directions of the liquid crystal in the first region and the second region are orthogonal to each other, the extending directions of the pixel electrode in the first region and the second region are also orthogonal to each other. The extending direction of the pixel electrode in the first region meets the pixel electrode of the second region when extended. The initial alignment direction of the liquid crystal in the boundary region is a direction rotated in a same rotating direction from the initial alignment direction of the first region at an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Nishida, Chikaaki Mizokuchi
  • Patent number: 10263116
    Abstract: For improved high-definition of liquid crystal display devices and the use thereof in bright places, luminance of backlights is being increased. Thus, when a light-shielding layer is employed for suppressing a light leakage current, characteristic fluctuations of transistors are caused, which may result in showing faulty display. In a dual-gate thin film transistor having a floating light-shielding layer, the layout is designed in such a manner that the film thickness of the insulating layer is equal to or more than 200 nm and equal to or less than 500 nm and that Sg/Sd becomes 4.7 or more, provided that an opposing area between the light-shielding layer and a drain region in a place at the outermost side of the active layer is Sd and the opposing area between the light-shielding layer and the gate electrode is Sg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuya Seko, Yoshikazu Hatazawa, Hiroyuki Sekine
  • Patent number: 10237542
    Abstract: The stereoscopic image display device displaying a stereoscopic image by being placed on a movable object includes: a stereoscopic display panel module which projects images of different parallaxes for each of neighboring spatial regions; a movable object state detecting module which detects state information regarding a position state of the movable object; an observing distance calculation module which calculates a relative distance between the stereoscopic display panel module and a specific observer located on a display surface side thereof based on the state information; a device characteristic data saving module which saves device characteristic data regarding the stereoscopic display panel module; and a display setting adjusting module which adjusts display setting of the stereoscopic image by referring to the relative distance and the device characteristic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takefumi Hasegawa, Koji Shigemura
  • Patent number: 10237541
    Abstract: The stereoscopic image display device includes: an observer position measuring unit which measures the observing position of the observer; an image processing unit which calculates the relative position of the observing position of the observer and the stereoscopic display panel, calculates the luminance adjustment amount suited for stereoscopic image display for the relative position, and performs luminance adjustment processing on the image data according to the luminance adjustment amount; and a stereoscopic display panel unit which projects the image data on which the luminance adjustment processing is performed to the right eye and the left eye of the observer via the stereoscopic display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takefumi Hasegawa, Koji Shigemura
  • Patent number: 10234709
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus or the like based on a housing-in technique capable of improving display quality and yield. A display apparatus comprises an upper-lower substrate 100, a display module 103 including a housing 102 with an opening, a resin member 105 formed on the upper-lower substrate 100 along an entire periphery of an opening of the housing 102, and a front panel 106 opposed to the display module 103 across the resin member 105. The housing 102 is so placed as to be interposed between the upper-lower substrate 100 and the front panel 106. A worked surface 500 is located at a part of a ridge line of a boundary part of the housing 102. The resin member 105 is in contact with the entire periphery of the boundary part of the housing 102 and hangs over the inner edge of the upper surface of the housing 102.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Banjouya, Akira Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10223986
    Abstract: When applying exogenous noise with a synchronizing signal or a transmission clock period, influence by the applied noise is inhibited from appearing on a liquid crystal display, without increasing circuit size. There are included: a timing controller generating a control signal of a scanning line driving gate driver and a control signal of a signal line driving source driver based on an input signal to be a reference inputted from the outside; an enable signal generation unit including a noise detecting circuit for detecting various items of noise entering the input signal and outputs an enable signal for turning OFF or ON the output of a gate driver control signal for a predetermined period based on output from the noise detecting circuit; and an image data output control circuit when detecting noise synchronized in a vertical period. The gate driver control signal is controlled to have an idle period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuji Isono
  • Patent number: 10209547
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus and a method of manufacturing the apparatus. The apparatus includes: a plate-shaped base; a cover plate; and a curable resin adhering the plate-shaped base and the cover plate together. At least one of the plate-shaped base and the cover plate includes a light-shielding member covering a peripheral part of the at least one of the plate-shaped base and the cover plate. In an area which is shielded by the light-shielding member, a part of the curable resin at a side of an inner edge of the light shielding member is lower in one of an elastic modulus, a curing degree, and an adhesion strength than another part of the curable resin at a side of an outer edge of the light shielding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Yoshida, Futoshi Nakanishi, Akira Fujita
  • Patent number: 10186674
    Abstract: A thin-film device includes a resin film which includes a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface, a first inorganic layer on the first surface, a thin-film element on the first inorganic layer, and a second inorganic layer on the second surface, wherein a film density of the second inorganic layer is greater than a film density of the first inorganic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Takechi, Mamoru Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10175758
    Abstract: X and Y electrodes arranged on a support substrate of the tactile sense presentation device are divided into M groups (here, M?2, M=4 in FIG. 14). When a presentation content of a tactile sense transits from the N-th frame to the (N+1)-th frame, the device, first, sets electrodes belonging to a group 1 to a floating state for a predetermined time and then, connects each electrode to an AC voltage signal source or the ground so as to present a tactile sense in the (N+1)-th frame. The device sequentially performs this operation for each group, and, when the operation of group M ends, transition between frames ends, and movement of the target area in which a texture sense is presented is completed. There is no case where all the electrodes are in the floating state together, and there is no interruption of the texture sense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Sugimoto, Hiroshi Haga, Jiro Yanase
  • Patent number: 10171798
    Abstract: A liquid crystal lenticular lens element that: comprises a first substrate, a second substrate that is parallel thereto, a liquid crystal layer that is provided between the substrates, a first electrode that is formed on the liquid crystal layer side of the first substrate, and a second electrode comprising a plurality of stripe-shaped electrodes that are formed on the liquid crystal layer side of the second substrate; and that is characterized by having a configuration in which a stripe-shaped repeating structure that comprises a repeating unit along the arrangement direction of the second electrode is formed and an asymmetrical refractive index distribution is induced on a plane that bisects each of the repeating units in a direction that is perpendicular to the arrangement direction by applying an electrical signal from the exterior to each of the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ayuko Imai, Ken Sumiyoshi, Hidenori Ikeno