Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20220150675
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes an acceleration sensor, a position acquisition antenna, a communication interface, and a processor. The processor transmits acceleration information acquired using the acceleration sensor and present position information acquired using the position acquisition antenna in a normal operation mode via the communication interface. The processor changes to an abnormal state when detecting a vibration equal to or higher than a first predetermined value using the acceleration sensor, and increases a frequency of acquisition or transmission of the acceleration information or the present position information in the abnormal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi SAKAMOTO, KATSUO DOI, KEN NAKASHIMA, TAKEHIKO NAKAGAWA, Shota TSUBOKURA
  • Publication number: 20220149121
    Abstract: A separation wall is provided in a frame-like shape along a peripheral edge of a through-hole in a non-display region which is defined to be in an island shape inside a display region and in which the through-hole is formed, the separation wall includes an inner metal layer provided in a frame-like shape on a first inorganic insulating film on a side of the through-hole, and a resin layer provided in a frame-like shape on the first inorganic insulating film and the inner metal layer, and the resin layer includes an inner protrusion portion provided in an eaves shape and protruding from the inner metal layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: TOHRU OKABE, RYOSUKE GUNJI, SHINSUKE SAIDA, SHINJI ICHIKAWA, HIROHARU JINMURA, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, AKIRA INOUE, TAKESHI YANEDA
  • Patent number: 11329105
    Abstract: A light absorbing member includes a first dichroic dye and a second dichroic dye. The first dichroic dye has an absorption peak wavelength between a first emission peak wavelength of the first light-emitting layer and a second emission peak wavelength of a second light-emitting layer. The second dichroic dye has an absorption peak wavelength between the second emission peak wavelength of the second light-emitting layer and a third emission peak wavelength of the third light-emitting layer. An angle of a molecule of the first dichroic dye in an absorption axis and an angle of a molecule of the second dichroic dye in an absorption axis with respect to a normal direction of the reflective layer are from 70 degrees to 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Asaoka, Tsuyoshi Kamada
  • Patent number: 11330143
    Abstract: A communication device including: a transmission file setter which sets an upper limit value of a capacity of a file transmittable by e-mail; a transmission page setter which sets a page count of a transmission file; a communicator which divides, when the transmission file including multiple pages exceeds the upper limit value, the transmission file into multiple divided transmission files, and transmits the divided transmission files; a transmission setter which receives a combining configuration file for combining the divided transmission files, and the setting of a combining tool; and a controller which controls the transmission file setter, the transmission page setter, and the communicator. When the communicator transmits the plurality of divided transmission files, the controller causes the communicator to also transmit the combining configuration file and the combining tool for creating a file of the page count, in accordance with the setting of the transmission setter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11330116
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a document information acquirer that acquires information related to a document, a sheet information acquirer that acquires information related to a print sheet, a storage that stores, in advance, information related to the document and the print sheet, and prediction condition information including proposal processing associated with the document and the print sheet, a processing predictor that acquires, based on the information related to the document and the information related to the print sheet acquired by using the prediction condition information, proposal processing associated with the placed document and the print sheet, and a proposal processing generator that generates information related to the proposal processing to be presented to a user based on the acquired proposal processing. When the user places a document and a print sheet, the proposal processing is acquired and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsutomu Itai
  • Patent number: 11327366
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid crystal display device includes a step (A) of preparing an active matrix substrate, a step (B) of preparing a counter substrate, and a step (C) of producing a liquid crystal display panel using the prepared active matrix substrate and counter substrate. The step (C) includes a step (C1) of bonding the active matrix substrate with the counter substrate with a predetermined gap interposed therebetween and a step (C2) of forming a liquid crystal layer before or after the step (C1). An alignment film is an alignment film having a specific resistance of 1×1014 ?·cm or greater when a backlight is illuminated. The step (C) further includes, after the steps (C1) and (C2), a step (C3) of irradiating the active matrix substrate, the liquid crystal layer, and the counter substrate with ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Shinada, Taichi Sasaki, Masahiro Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11329542
    Abstract: A switching regulator includes a switching element, a rectifier element, an output capacitor having one electrode connected to an output terminal, a control circuit which supplies a pulse width modulation signal in accordance with a voltage of the output terminal to a control terminal of the switching element, a load determination circuit which outputs a determination signal in accordance with a load, based on a voltage of the control terminal of the switching element, and a variable inductance circuit including a plurality of coils and having an inductance value which is switchable based on the determination signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuma Hirao
  • Patent number: 11329550
    Abstract: A snubber circuit connected to a switching circuit, wherein the switching circuit including a higher side switch element connected between a high potential node and a switch node, a lower side switch element connected between the switch node and a reference potential node, and a bypass capacitor connected between the high potential node and the reference potential node, the snubber circuit comprising: a snubber capacitor; a diode; and a coil, wherein a negative electrode of the snubber capacitor is connected to the reference potential node, an anode of the diode is connected to the switch node and a cathode of the diode is connected to a positive electrode of the snubber capacitor, and one end of the coil is connected to the positive electrode of the snubber capacitor and the other end of the coil is connected to the high potential node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Shiomi
  • Patent number: 11327002
    Abstract: A size reduction in an optical system that detects a fluorescent photon is achieved. A photon detection operation of a photon detection unit (21) is controlled on the basis of timing of an irradiation operation of an excitation light source (50), and after excitation light emitted to a microfluidic channel (10) is switched off, a fluorescent photon generated by a target flowing in the microfluidic channel (10) is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kunihiko Iizuka, Yoshihisa Fujimoto, Takeshi Mitsunaka, Teruo Fujii, Soo-Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11328682
    Abstract: A gate driver is constituted of a first gate driver including a first shift register that is configured by bistable circuits corresponding to gate bus lines on odd-numbered lines arranged on one side of a display portion, and a second gate driver including a second shift register that is configured by bistable circuits corresponding to gate bus lines on even-numbered lines arranged on another side of the display portion. A first buffer circuit is provided on one end side of each gate bus line, and a second buffer circuit is provided on another end side of each gate bus line. A control signal for controlling the scanning order of the gate bus line is given to the bistable circuit and the second buffer circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Iwase, Takuya Watanabe, Akira Tagawa, Jun Nishimura, Yohei Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11328451
    Abstract: An image decoding apparatus includes a decoding unit configured to decode coded data into a decoded image and segmentation metadata, a segmentation metadata decoding unit configured to generate segmentation information, and an image processing unit configured to perform prescribed image processing on the decoded image with reference to the segmentation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Norio Itoh, Tomohiro Ikai, Takeshi Chujoh, Tomonori Hashimoto, Eiichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11330260
    Abstract: A video coding device and method are provided to perform video coding by receiving a value indicating a maximum allowed partitioning depth; updating the maximum allowed partitioning depth based on one or more inference rules; determining a partitioning for a coded video block based on the maximum allowed partitioning depth; and reconstructing the video data based on the determined partitioning for the coded video block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Wei-Jia Zhu, Kiran Mukesh Misra, Jie Zhao, Christopher Andrew Segall
  • Patent number: 11325796
    Abstract: A sheet feeding device includes a sheet feeding cassette, which is detachable with respect to a sheet feeding cassette mounting portion provided on an image forming device body. The sheet feeding cassette includes a storage portion that stores a paper sheet, a first regulator provided on a bottom portion of the storage portion that regulates the position of a paper sheet, and a movable placement plate that upwardly pushes a paper sheet stored in the storage portion. The movable placement plate includes a second regulator that regulates the position of a paper sheet having a different size to the size of a paper sheet that can be regulated by the first regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tadashi Noguchi, Kohji Aoki, Tsuyoshi Shibayama, Masaharu Kimura, Haruhisa Furumoto
  • Patent number: 11327531
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing display panel apparatus for folding flat screen displays, the shock-absorbing apparatus includes a planar display layer comprising a viewing surface and an opposing non-viewing surface, the display layer further comprising at least one folding region and at least one non-folding region for folding along at least one axis of rotation; a shock absorber in co-planar peripheral contour with the display layer, the shock absorber having at least one first discontinuity sub-dividing the shock absorber into physically separate regions; an adhesive layer disposed between the shock absorber and the non-viewing surface; and wherein the adhesive layer has at least one second discontinuity between the shock absorber and the display panel in the at least one folding region of the display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Edward Andrew Boardman, Tim Michael Smeeton
  • Patent number: 11330679
    Abstract: A heating apparatus includes a heating circuit configured to heat a product to be heated; a door; a door lock mechanism configured to lock the door with the door closed; and a processor configured to control the heating circuit and the door lock mechanism, wherein based on an indication of a heating time period and a “settling” time period, the processor causes the door lock mechanism to lock the door, with the door closed, from a beginning of the heating until an end of the “settling” time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsutada Fukumori, Akio Iijima
  • Patent number: 11329110
    Abstract: A display device includes: a base substrate; light-emitting elements on the base substrate with a TFT layers intervening between the light-emitting elements and the base substrate, to form a display area; a sealing film including a sequentially formed stack of a first inorganic film and a second inorganic film and provided so as to cover the light-emitting elements; and an insular non-display area in the display area, wherein the non-display area includes a frame-shaped inner circular wall protruding in a thickness direction of the base substrate and extending along a boundary between the non-display area and the display area, and the inner circular wall includes on a surface thereof an organic buffer layer interposed between the first inorganic film and the second inorganic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Ohta
  • Patent number: 11325072
    Abstract: An object trapping device enables efficiently trapping a plurality of objects in a specific combination. Each of a first electrode pair (13), a second electrode pair (14), and a third electrode pair (15) in an electrode pair group (3) is applied with an individual AC voltage and traps an object by dielectrophoresis generated in accordance with the AC voltage that is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Kunihiko Iizuka, Takeshi Mitsunaka, Yoshihisa Fujimoto, Teruo Fujii, Soo-Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11327357
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes in the following order from a viewing surface side a first polarizer, a first positive A plate having an in-plane retardation of 120 nm or greater and 155 nm or smaller, a positive C plate having a thickness retardation of 80 nm or greater and 100 nm or smaller, a first substrate, a second positive A plate having an in-plane retardation of 120 nm or greater and 155 nm or smaller, a horizontally aligned liquid crystal layer, a second substrate, a viewing angle compensation layer, and a second polarizer. The device further includes between the first polarizer and the first positive A plate a positive C plate having a thickness retardation of 30 nm or greater and 80 nm or smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hasegawa, Akira Sakai, Takako Koide, Yuichi Kawahira, Koji Murata, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Patent number: 11327160
    Abstract: A TOF sensor includes: a light-emitting element that emits light in accordance with reference pulses; a first light-receiving unit that outputs pulses in response to light incident thereon; a first digital computation unit that calculates the number of third output pulses of the first light-receiving unit in response to reflected light incident thereon; and a distance computation unit that calculates the distance from this device to the object if the number of third output pulses is greater than a first reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 11330482
    Abstract: A method for receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message by a user equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving, from a base station, an RRC connection reconfiguration message for adding a secondary cell group (SCG), wherein the RRC connection reconfiguration message includes data radio bearer (DRB) configuration parameters for remapping a DRB that is established on a master cell group (MCG), to the SCG; and remapping the DRB to the SCG based on the RRC connection reconfiguration message, wherein the DRB configuration parameters include a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shohei Yamada