Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20240121347
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: an image former that is switchable between a normal mode and a silent mode; a mode setter that accepts a setting; a job-reservation registration acceptor that accepts reservation registration of the jobs; and a controller, wherein, when the job-reservation registration acceptor accepts a reservation of a job in the normal mode, the controller determines whether or not a job last accepted by the job-reservation registration acceptor is a job in the silent mode, and when the job last accepted is a job in the silent mode, the controller causes the image former to pause the job being executed by the image former, changes all jobs accepted by the job-reservation registration acceptor to jobs in the normal mode, and accepts registration of a job in the normal mode as a final job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoki HASEGAWA
  • Patent number: 11956776
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes: a reception unit which receives, from a base station apparatus, a physical downlink control channel including downlink control information in a search space specific to the terminal apparatus; and a control unit which determines the number of bits of a time domain resource allocation field in the downlink control information. The time domain resource allocation field is a time domain resource allocation field for a physical downlink shared channel. A default table indicates a time domain resource allocation configuration for the physical downlink shared channel. When a parameter is not received, the number of bits of the time domain resource allocation field is determined based on the number of the in the default table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Liqing Liu, Shohei Yamada, Hiroki Takahashi, Masayuki Hoshino, Hidekazu Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 11957017
    Abstract: A display device includes, in a display area: scan control lines and data signal lines intersecting with each other; subpixels each including a subpixel circuit provided at an intersection of the scan control lines and the data signal lines; and light-emitting elements, one for each of the subpixels. The subpixel circuit includes a drive transistor, a write transistor, and a capacitor that retains a data signal. The write transistor includes a conduction terminal connected to an associated one of the data signal lines, another conduction terminal connected to a first gate terminal of the drive transistor, and a control terminal connected to an associated one of the scan control lines. Each of the light-emitting elements includes a first element electrode, a light-emitting layer, and a second element electrode, the first element electrode being connected to a conduction terminal of the drive transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11955558
    Abstract: One conductor region of a crystalline silicon semiconductor layer in a first transistor is electrically connected to one conductor region of an oxide semiconductor layer in a second transistor through a first contact hole and a second contact hole communicating with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Hachiya, Hiroaki Furukawa, Yuhichi Saitoh, Tomohisa Aoki
  • Patent number: 11957014
    Abstract: A display device includes: a plurality of control lines; a plurality of power supply lines; a plurality of data signal lines; an oxide semiconductor layer; a first metal layer; a gate insulation film; a first inorganic insulation film; a second metal layer; a second inorganic insulation film; and a third metal layer. The oxide semiconductor layer, in a plan view, contains therein semiconductor lines formed as isolated regions between a plurality of drivers and a display area. The semiconductor lines cross the plurality of control lines and the plurality of power supply lines, are in contact with the plurality of control lines via an opening in a gate insulation film, are in contact with the plurality of power supply lines via an opening in the first inorganic insulation film, and have a plurality of narrowed portions, such that thicker and thinner regions exist along the same line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Shinsuke Saida, Shinji Ichikawa, Hiroki Taniyama, Ryosuke Gunji, Kohji Ariga, Yoshihiro Nakada, Koji Tanimura, Yoshihiro Kohara, Hiroharu Jinmura, Akira Inoue
  • Patent number: 11953841
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus according to this disclosure includes: a charging roller that charges a surface of a photoconductor drum; a development unit that forms a toner image on the surface of the photoconductor drum; an image density sensor that detects density of the formed toner image; a charge power supply that applies a bias voltage to the charging roller; a development power supply that applies a bias voltage to the development unit; and a controller. The controller causes the charge and development power supplies to output respective predetermined bias voltages for predetermined time, and is capable of executing a contact and separation determination mode in which a contact and separation state of the charging roller is determined based on whether or not an image is detected by the image density sensor after output of the respective bias voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayuki Otsuka
  • Patent number: 11953378
    Abstract: A control device includes: a warm-up determiner which determines, when color calibration of a display device is to be performed, whether a warm-up of a colorimeter is necessary, based on a predetermined condition; a display controller which causes, when the warm-up determiner determines that the warm-up of the colorimeter is necessary, a predetermined image, which indicates an attachment position of the colorimeter onto the display device, to be displayed on the display device; and a warm-up controller which starts, when the colorimeter is determined as being attached at the attachment position, the warm-up of the colorimeter by using the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yohko Seike
  • Patent number: 11957037
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light-emitting device comprises: performing first light irradiation; subsequent to the performing first application, that involves irradiating with light using a first photomask, from above the substrate, the position where the first solution is applied, and forming a first exposure region exposed by the first light irradiation in which the first ligand melts and the first solvent vaporizes, and a first non-exposure region at a position different from a position exposed by the first light irradiation, performing first cooling, subsequent to the performing first light irradiation, that involves lowering a temperature of the first quantum dot to a temperature equal to or lower than a melting point of the first ligand and solidifying the first ligand; and performing first removal, subsequent to the performing first cooling, that involves washing an upper layer relative to the substrate to remove the first solution in the first non-exposure region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masumi Kubo
  • Patent number: 11953854
    Abstract: A powder collection container accommodates a powder discharged from a discharge port of a powder discharge device including a powder discharger provided with a shutter member that opens and closes the discharge port. The powder collection container includes a moving member that is movable between a first position where the moving member abuts against the shutter member to open the discharge port of the powder discharge device, and a second position where the moving member does not abut against the shutter member and the discharge port of the powder discharge device is not opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11957015
    Abstract: A lead wiring line is provided in a frame region to extend therein while intersecting with a frame-shaped dam wall, is formed of a same material and in a same layer as each of a plurality of display wiring lines in which a first metal layer, a second metal layer, and a third metal layer are layered in sequence, is electrically connected to the plurality of display wiring lines on a display region side, and is electrically connected to a terminal on a terminal portion side. The third metal layer is provided to cover a side surface of the first metal layer, and a side surface and an upper face of the second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Okabe, Takeshi Yaneda
  • Patent number: 11957001
    Abstract: A bank has an opening including a first opening and a second opening. The second opening extends from the first opening in such a direction that the second opening overlaps the first electrode. The second opening at least partially overlaps the first electrode. The first electrode has an end close to the first opening and overlapping the second opening. The second opening has a maximum width smaller than a maximum width of the first opening. The widths are measured perpendicular to the direction in which the second opening extends from the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Youhei Nakanishi, Shota Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11956395
    Abstract: An image-forming apparatus includes a detachable consumable; a printer that prints an image using the consumable; and a controller that determines whether control information that is set for the consumable and that is for control of the printer exists. The controller extracts, when it is determined that the control information corresponding to the consumable does not exist, image information from an image of a predetermined test pattern printed by the printer, and acquires the control information generated based on the extracted image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Tomoki Minamikawa
  • Patent number: 11947760
    Abstract: A display device with a position input function includes a pixel electrode, a common electrode, position detection electrodes, a position detection line, a pixel connection line, and a shield electrode. The common electrode is overlapped with the pixel electrode on an upper layer side or a lower layer side. The position detection electrodes are formed by dividing the common electrode by a partition opening and form a capacitance with a position input body and detect an input position. The position detection line is arranged on an upper layer side or a lower layer side with the common electrode and connected to the position detection electrode. The pixel connection line extends in parallel with the partition opening and is connected to the pixel electrode. The shield electrode extends overlapping with the partition opening and is on a same layer as the position detection line and connected to the position detection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11949838
    Abstract: The number of operational errors where a user unintentionally logs in as another user in quick login is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kanji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11950311
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes: a transmitter configured to transmit a first message for requesting resume from an inactive state to a connected state; a receiver configured to receive a second message that includes priority information for cell selection (first information) and indicates a transition to an idle state (release of connection); and a controller configured to store the first information, in which the controller determines, based on whether or not a transition from an inactive state to an idle state is triggered by reception of the second message, in a case of storing the first information, whether to store or discard the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuboi, Takako Hori, Shohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 11945673
    Abstract: A document feeder includes a document placing tray on which a document is placed; a document discharging tray on which a document discharged from a document discharging port in a discharging direction is stacked; and a light source that radiates light to the document discharging tray. The document discharging tray is disposed below the document placing tray. The document discharging tray has a protruding portion protruding upward from the surrounding area. The light source is disposed within a region having a width that is the same as a document having a maximum size in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohichi Fukutome, Kenji Kuroda, Hironori Ogasawara, Hisashi Yamanaka, Toshiki Fukunishi
  • Patent number: 11949836
    Abstract: An image transmission device includes a communicator that transmits image data to an e-mail address set by a user via a network, an operation acceptor that accepts user's settings, a storage that stores, for each predetermined case, a target domain applicable to the case, and a controller that controls the communicator, the operation acceptor, and the storage. When the user sets an e-mail address to which image data are to be transmitted, the controller determines whether a domain portion of the e-mail address matches a target domain of the case, and when the domain portion matches the target domain, the controller accepts settings of the e-mail address, and when the domain portion of the e-mail address does not match the target domain of the case, the controller does not accept settings of the e-mail address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Onogi
  • Patent number: 11947313
    Abstract: The peak top molecular weight of the tetrahydrofuran-soluble component of the toner, as measured by gel permeation chromatography, is 4,000 or more and 6,500 or less. The tetrahydrofuran-insoluble component of the toner is 10% by weight or more and 30% by weight or less. When the endothermic peak temperature T1 in the heating process and the exothermic peak temperature T2 during the cooling process originating from the ester wax is measured using a differential scanning calorimeter, the value T1-T2 is 15° C. or more and 30° C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Osamu Wada, Yoritaka Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 11950211
    Abstract: A mobile station device includes an information acquisition unit that is configured to and/or programmed to acquire information, which specifies a system bandwidth and a carrier frequency of a second downlink carrier component different from a first downlink carrier component, transmitted using RRC signaling via a physical downlink shared channel within the first downlink carrier component and a communication unit that is configured to communicate with the base station device by aggregate use of both the first downlink carrier component and the second downlink carrier component, where the first downlink carrier component and the second downlink carrier component have different carrier frequencies and each of the first downlink carrier component and the second downlink carrier component has its own downlink system bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 11949824
    Abstract: Provided is an image forming apparatus including a display, an authenticator, an image former, a detector, and one or more controllers. The authenticator authenticates a user's login to the image forming apparatus. The image former forms an image based on a job for which an execution instruction has been inputted by the user. The detector performs virus detection at execution of the job. The one or more controllers control display of notification information that notifies a detection of a virus. The one or more controllers control the display of the notification information depending on the user's login status on the image forming apparatus at the time of the detection of a virus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoki Kodama