Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20200201095
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device of the present invention includes: a pair of substrates; a liquid crystal layer; a plurality of TFTs; a plurality of pixel electrodes; a common electrode placed in such a manner as to overlap the pixel electrodes via an insulating film; a color filter placed between the TFTs and the pixel electrodes and placed in such a manner as to overlap each of the plurality of pixel electrodes, that includes a plurality of colored portions that exhibit different colors from one another; and a light-blocking conducting film provided on an array substrate, placed closer to the liquid crystal layer than the TFTs while having a light blocking effect, placed in such a manner as to overlap a boundary portion between two adjacent colored portions of the plurality of colored portions, and electrically connected to the common electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshimasa CHIKAMA, Jun NISHIMURA, Yoshiharu HIRATA
  • Publication number: 20200204816
    Abstract: To achieve a reduction in the amount of coding taken in the use of an asymmetric partition and to implement efficient encoding/decoding processes exploiting the characteristics of the asymmetric partition. In a case that a CU information decoding unit decodes information for specifying an asymmetric partition (AMP; Asymmetric Motion Partition) as a partition type, an arithmetic decoding unit is configured to decode binary values by switching between arithmetic decoding that uses contexts and arithmetic decoding that does not use contexts in accordance with the position of the binary values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoyuki YAMAMOTO, Tomohiro IKAI, Yukinobu YASUGI
  • Publication number: 20200204415
    Abstract: First information indicating a length of a cyclic prefix for an inter-terminal apparatus signal transmitted to the other terminal apparatus and second information indicating a length of a cyclic prefix for an uplink signal in the EUTRAN, from a base station apparatus of the EUTRAN are received from a base station apparatus of the EUTRAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi SUZUKI, Tatsushi AIBA, Kazunari YOKOMAKURA, Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Wataru OUCHI, Kimihiko IMAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200205063
    Abstract: There is provided a communication system that performs a service based on ProSe under the management of a communication provider. A ProSe application code for discovering and detecting a proximity terminal is managed and a process based on a procedure associated with a ProSe service such as an announcement request, a monitoring request, or a match report request is performed based on the authentication of a server device operated by a communication provider. Means for invalidating the ProSe application code based on the policy of the communication provider is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki ENOMOTO, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10694520
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method executed by a base station, comprising: generating a first indication and a second indication for uplink transmission resource allocation for a tone group, wherein the tone group is used as a resource allocation unit and comprises one or more tones; and sending to a UE an RRC message including the first indication, and sending to the UE downlink control information carried by an NB-PDCCH, wherein the downlink control information includes the second indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Meng Zhang, Renmao Liu, Ningjuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10691278
    Abstract: A capacitive touch panel that improves detection of non-conductive objects includes a substrate; a first drive line; a first and second sense line disposed on the substrate; a first plurality of electrode elements, each electrode element of the first plurality of electrode elements is coupled to the first drive line, and the first plurality of electrode elements includes a first drive element; a second plurality of electrode elements, each electrode element of the second plurality of electrode elements is coupled to the first sense line, and the second plurality of electrode elements includes a first sense element disposed adjacent to the drive element; and a third plurality of electrode, each electrode element of the third plurality of electrode elements is coupled to the second sense line, and the third plurality of sensor elements includes a second sense element disposed in a nearest neighbor position relative to the first drive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Andrew Kay, Diego Gallardo
  • Patent number: 10693070
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing an EL device, the method including peeling a mother substrate from a layered body including a light-emitting element layer with irradiation with a laser. The mother substrate and the layered body are in contact with each other with a resin layer of the layered body interposed therebetween, and in a case that the peeling is performed by irradiating the resin layer with the laser, the irradiation is performed on at least a part of an end portion of the resin layer under a condition different from that in a central portion of the resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Suga, Yuki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10694064
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus including an optical scanning device that scans an object to be scanned with a beam in a main scanning direction includes a first rotation fulcrum unit and a second rotation fulcrum unit that are respectively provided in the optical scanning device on one side and on the other side in an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the main scanning direction. The first rotation fulcrum unit is provided outside a scanning area of the beam in the main scanning direction. The optical scanning device is provided rotatably around a virtual rotation axial line connecting the first rotation fulcrum unit and the second rotation fulcrum unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manabu Matsuo, Takaharu Motoyama
  • Patent number: 10690611
    Abstract: A sensor device (30) includes an oscillation unit formed in a semiconductor integrated circuit (40) and having an oscillation frequency which changes in accordance with a physical property of an analyte which comes into contact with the oscillation unit; an oscillation frequency detection unit configured to detect the oscillation frequency, and one or more electrode pairs (36) configured to move a specific analyte dispersed in liquid to an arbitrary location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Saito, Daiki Sato, Takeshi Mitsunaka, Kunihiko Iizuka
  • Patent number: 10693096
    Abstract: Provided is an EL element utilizing upconversion light emission involving highly efficient triplet-triplet annihilation. A blue-light-emitting layer includes an ionic liquid, a red phosphorescent material, and a blue fluorescent material. The blue fluorescent material and the red phosphorescent material are homogeneously dispersed in a liquid film of the ionic liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Asae Ito, Manabu Niboshi, Yuto Tsukamoto, Shinichi Kawato
  • Patent number: 10694063
    Abstract: In a case of a first function of carrying out a cooperative processing in accordance with an instruction from a user of a multifunction peripheral (10), the user is set as an execution user. In a case of a second function of carrying out a cooperative processing in accordance with an instruction from an application, a user instructed by the application is set as an execution user. Further, in a case where an execution user of a cooperative processing carried out using the first function and an execution user of a cooperative processing carried out using the second function are identical, use history information of the execution user is managed as use history information of a single user. This makes it possible to appropriately manage use history information of a cooperative processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kunihiko Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 10694392
    Abstract: Provided are a terminal device, a base station device, and a method that make it possible to communicate efficiently in a communication system in which a base station device and a terminal device communicate. The terminal device communicates with the base station device and is provided with a higher layer processing unit that expands a Ci field based on a MAC CE when a secondary cell list is expanded via RRC signalling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Ouchi, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Naoki Kusashima, Takashi Hayashi, Alvaro Ruiz Delgado
  • Patent number: 10692680
    Abstract: A method of producing an electron emitting device includes: step A of providing an aluminum substrate or providing an aluminum layer supported by a substrate; step B of anodizing a surface of the aluminum substrate or a surface of the aluminum layer to form a porous alumina layer having a plurality of pores; step C of applying Ag nanoparticles in the plurality of pores to allow the Ag nanoparticles to be supported in the plurality of pores; step D of, after step C, applying a dielectric layer-forming solution onto substantially the entire surface of the aluminum substrate or the aluminum layer, the dielectric layer-forming solution containing, in an amount of not less than 7 mass % but less than 20 mass %, a polymerization product having siloxane bonds; step E of, after step D, at least reducing a solvent contained in the dielectric layer-forming solution to form the dielectric layer; and step F of forming an electrode on the dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichiro Nakamatsu, Tokio Taguchi, Kohji Shinkawa, Mai Takasaki, Tadashi Iwamatsu
  • Patent number: 10690976
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, an optical member, a fixing member, and a control substrate. The display panel is capable of displaying an image. The optical member imparts predetermined optical effects to light emitted toward the display panel. The fixing member fixes the optical member to another member. The control substrate controls display of the image. The control substrate includes a ground section including a conductor pattern. The fixing member has electrical conductivity and electrically connects the optical member directly or indirectly to the ground section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shuichiro Asatani
  • Patent number: 10690949
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel displaying an image thereon and having a plate surface and including a panel alignment mark on the plate surface of the display panel, a polarizing plate disposed overlapping the plate surface and including a polarizing plate alignment mark, and a component disposed overlapping the plate surface and the polarizing plate and including a component alignment mark. The display panel, the polarizing plate, and the component have a non-quadrangular outline shape, a mounting position of the polarizing plate with respect to the display panel is determined according to position relation of the polarizing plate alignment mark and the panel alignment mark, and a mounting position of the component with respect to the display panel is determined according to position relation of the component alignment mark and the panel alignment mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takeshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10690975
    Abstract: Provided are an active-matrix substrate, a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device, which render it possible to inhibit electrostatic discharge from occurring during the process of manufacturing a display panel and suppress manufacturing cost. An IGZO film, which is positioned between a silicon oxide film included in a gate insulating film and an etch-stop layer, is annealed at 200 to 350° C. after a passivation film for protecting a TFT is formed. As a result, the passivation film is annealed, and the IGZO film is changed from a conductor to a semiconductor. Consequently, it is not only possible to suppress the occurrence of ESD, but also possible to eliminate the need to sever an electrostatic discharge prevention circuit from a display panel, resulting in a reduced cost of manufacturing a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Hirohiko Nishiki, Shinji Nakajima, Izumi Ishida, Shogo Murashige
  • Patent number: 10687270
    Abstract: Techniques, apparatus, and methods are provided in conjunction with differentiated delivery of system information (SI) in a wireless communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10684168
    Abstract: Infrared detection systems according to embodiments include an infrared detector, a storage, and a correction calculator. The infrared detector is configured to detect infrared light by absorbing and photoelectrically converting infrared light of a specific wavelength range. The infrared detector is capable of sweeping an absorption peak wavelength of an absorption spectrum of infrared light. The storage is configured to store a plurality of correction coefficients for correcting a detection value from the infrared detector in accordance with the absorption peak wavelength of the infrared detector with respect to a wavelength range of an atmospheric window. The correction calculator corrects the detection value from the infrared detector for each absorption peak wavelength using corresponding correction coefficients stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tazuko Kitazawa
  • Patent number: 10685609
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device is disclosed. The liquid crystal display device includes: a display unit; and first to n-th control units configured to control respective areas of the display unit, where n is an integer greater than or equal to 2, wherein: each of the first to (n?1)-th control units is provided with a unidirectional channel linking that control unit to a following one of the control units that is assigned a next greater ordinal number; the n-th control unit is provided with a unidirectional channel linking the control unit to the following, first control unit; and each of the control units, based on a state of that control unit and also on a link signal received from a preceding one of the control units, transmits a link signal to a following one of the control units and controls an associated one of the areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Teranuma
  • Patent number: D888253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shunsuke Nara