Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20190159042
    Abstract: A base station apparatus, a terminal apparatus, and a communication method are provided that achieve a radio access network in which beam sweeping is appropriately performed in an environment in which a plurality of frame formats are used in a multiplexed fashion. The base station apparatus according to the present invention includes an antenna unit for which a plurality of beam patterns is configurable, a frame configuration unit capable of configuring a plurality of frame configurations; and a beam sweeping unit configured to perform beam sweeping based on a prescribed frame configuration in a case that a frame configuration configured by the frame configuration unit is the prescribed frame configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: HIROMICHI TOMEBA, RYOTA YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20190159027
    Abstract: Provided is a communication procedure for data transmission and/or reception suitable for a Network Slice and a DeCOR. One or a plurality of Network Slices are included in a core network managed by the network operator, the Network Slice is configured of one or a plurality of Network Functions, and based on registration information of a terminal apparatus or a request of the terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus performs processing to connect to the one or the plurality of Network Slices corresponding to a service or an application. Furthermore, based on an authentication result from the network, the terminal apparatus performs processing to connect to a supplemental Network Slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190158693
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprising: a wireless communication circuitry configured to make a wireless communication with a portable information processing device including: a display unit for displaying a simplified job setting screen on the portable information processing device side; and an operation unit for displaying a full job setting screen on the image forming apparatus side; and a computer and a memory storing a program causing the computer to execute: a recognition step recognizing a portable information processing device that is within a communicable range through communication via the wireless communication circuitry; a job setting step receiving a job setting; and a job control step receiving a start instruction and executing the job in response to the start instruction, wherein the job setting step receives the job setting, which is made by use of the simplified job setting screen, from the portable information processing device, via the wireless communication circuitry after the portable info
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masao SAEDA
  • Publication number: 20190157229
    Abstract: Provided is an electrode like a protruding electrode that is self-standing on a substrate. A conductive paste (202) contains a conductive powder, an alcoholic liquid component, and no adhesives. The conductive powder contains conductive particles having a thickness of 0.05 ?m or more and 0.1 ?m or less and a representative length of 5 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less, the representative length being a maximum diameter in a plane perpendicular to the direction of the thickness. The weight percentage of the alcoholic liquid component relative to the conductive paste is 8% or more and 20% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Osaka University
    Inventors: Tomotoshi SATOH, Hiroya SATO, Katsuaki SUGANUMA, Aiji SUETAKE, Shijo NAGAO, Jinting JIU, Seiichiro KIHARA
  • Publication number: 20190158327
    Abstract: Uplink control information can be efficiently transmitted. A terminal apparatus (1) receives an uplink grant used for scheduling of a PUSCH in a serving cell and an uplink grant used for scheduling of a sPUSCH in the serving cell, transmits a periodic channel state information report by using the PUCCH in the serving cell, and in a case that transmission of the sPUSCH occurs in a subframe in which transmission of the periodic channel state information report by using the PUCCH has already started, stops the transmission of the PUCCH already started. According to the present invention, the terminal apparatus (1) can efficiently transmit the uplink control information. The base station apparatus (3) can efficiently receive the uplink control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoichi SUZUKI, Tatsushi AIBA, Kimihiko IMAMURA, Wataru OHUCHI, Takashi HAYASHI, Tomoki YOSHIMURA, Liqing LIU
  • Publication number: 20190159309
    Abstract: There is provided a VCSEL drive circuit that causes a VCSEL to emit pulsed light in a light emission period, including a drive adjustment unit that adjust a first voltage which is a voltage of drains of a PMOS transistor and an NMOS transistor in a constant current circuit and a second voltage which is a voltage of a drain of an NMOS transistor that drives the VCSEL to be the same voltage in a pre-light emission period before the light emission period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicants: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: TAKAYUKI SHIMIZU, YOSHIKI IKUTA, HIDEKI SATO, TAKUMA HIRAMATSU
  • Publication number: 20190156789
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transfer control device capable of reducing an electric power consumption and suppressing a decrease in display quality. A host processor (101) of the present invention includes a display data transmitting circuit (11) which transmits display data to a driver (102) by an interlace method or a non-interlace method, depending on a transmission amount of the display data, which transmission amount is identified by a transmission amount identifying circuit (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: HIDENORI KUWAJIMA, JUNKI ASAI
  • Publication number: 20190159117
    Abstract: Provided is a communication procedure for data transmission and/or reception suitable for a Network Slice and a DeCOR. One or a plurality of Network Slices are included in a core network managed by the network operator, the Network Slice is configured of one or a plurality of Network Functions, and based on registration information of a terminal apparatus or a request of the terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus performs processing to connect to the one or the plurality of Network Slices corresponding to a service or an application. Furthermore, based on an authentication result from the network, the terminal apparatus performs processing to connect to a supplemental Network Slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10295783
    Abstract: Provided is a camera module that is capable of driving with low power consumption and is small-sized and thin even in a case of having high resolution. A movable portion (4) provided in a lens driving device (9) of a camera module (20) has a shape that covers an upper side of a fixed lens (1b) and at least a part of a side part (side surface) of the fixed lens (1b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Sekimoto, Norimichi Shigemitsu, Tetsuya Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10297229
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit having a function of showing a space behind a display screen transparently and a control unit for controlling the display unit based on an input video signal. The control unit controls the display unit to display a transparent video having a transparent portion through which the space behind the display screen can be seen transparently, while displaying a main video based on the input video signal. The control unit may generate an instruction signal indicating a display period of the transparent video and may control the display unit in accordance with the generated instruction signal, or may control the display unit in accordance with an instruction signal provided externally. With this, there is provided a see-through type display device which does not hinder a vision when displaying a video for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ishihara
  • Patent number: 10292572
    Abstract: A bending device with which bending motions can be controlled with ease and good controllability includes a plurality of elastic tubes disposed inside an elastic tube. The elastic tubes each include an elastic tube body and a non-stretching body. The portion of the elastic tube body opposite the portion in which the non-stretching body is fixed inflates in a circumferential direction of the elastic tube body in response to increase in its internal pressure, causing the elastic tube to bend. The portion of the elastic tube body in which the non-stretching body is fixed is thicker than the remaining portion of the elastic tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10296783
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device that includes a facial organ information detection unit that detects facial organ information which is a position of a facial organ of an object from an input image, a face direction information calculation unit that calculates face direction information of the object from the facial organ information, and an arbitrary face direction image generation unit that generates an image obtained by changing the face direction of the object from the facial organ information and the face direction information, and when it is determined by the face direction information that the face is inclined, the arbitrary face direction image generation unit generates an arbitrary face direction image after conducting a correction on the face direction information based on front facial organ information which is a facial organ arrangement in the front face of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nao Tokui, Ikuko Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10296121
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to realize a shift register that can interrupt a scan without causing a display failure or an abnormal action. A plurality of unit circuits each constitutes corresponding one of a plurality of stages in a shift register (310), the unit circuits each including a first unit circuit (UCa) connected to a gate bus line (GL) and configured to output a shift pulse to the connected gate bus line (GL) and to a succeeding stage, and a second unit circuit (UCb) connected to none of the gate bus lines (GL) and configured to output a shift pulse to a succeeding stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Iwase, Takuya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10298306
    Abstract: There is provided a terminal device that communicates with a base station apparatus. The device includes: a higher layer processing unit that configures a discovery signal which includes cell-specific reference signals present in DwPTSs of all downlink subframes and all special subframes, a first synchronization signal present in a prescribed subframe, a second synchronization signal present in a first subframe, and one or more non-zero power CSI reference signals during a period of continuous subframes in a predetermined cell; and a reception unit that receives the discovery signal. A subframe offset between the second synchronization signal and the non-zero power CSI reference signal is independently configured for each of the non-zero power CSI reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Toshizo Nogami, Naoki Kusashima, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 10298320
    Abstract: Interference noise is eliminated and fitting accuracy is enhanced. A spectrum analysis apparatus includes an electromagnetic wave source configured to emit an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength from 0.1 mm to 10 mm, a spectrometer a detecting section configured to detect an emitted electromagnetic wave that exits from the measurement object, the wave being transmitted through or reflected by the measurement object, and to generate a detection signal; and an analyzing section configured to analyze the detection signal. The analyzing section has a noise eliminating unit configured to generate a noise eliminated signal by eliminating from the detection signal a round-trip electromagnetic wave having reciprocated twice or more inside the measurement object and then emitted from the measurement object, in the emitted electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tazuko Kitazawa
  • Patent number: 10293368
    Abstract: A film-forming method for forming a thin film on a substrate includes a contact step, an external force removal step, and a film-forming step. At the contact step (step B), the substrate 30 and a member 31 in contact with one surface of the substrate is stacked, and the substrate 30 and the member 31 in contact with one surface of the substrate are placed under vacuum while an external force is applied in a direction in which the substrate 30 and the member 31 in contact with one surface of the substrate are stacked. At the external force removal step (step C), the external force is removed at atmospheric pressure or under vacuum. At a film-forming step (step E), a thin film is formed on the one surface or the other surface of the substrate 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshihiko Sakai, Takeshi Kamikawa, Masatomi Harada, Tokuaki Kuniyoshi, Liumin Zou
  • Patent number: 10297694
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first thin film transistor (101) on a substrate (10), the first thin film transistor including: a sub-gate electrode (12); a first insulating layer (14) covering the sub-gate electrode; a main gate electrode (16) formed on the first insulating layer; a second insulating layer (18) covering the main gate electrode; an oxide semiconductor layer (20) having a layered structure of a first layer (20A) and a second layer (20B), the second layer having a larger band gap than the first layer; a first source electrode (22); and a first drain electrode (24), wherein as seen from a direction normal to the substrate, the oxide semiconductor layer (20) includes: a gate opposing region (20g) that overlaps the main gate electrode; a source contact region that is in contact with the first source electrode (22); a drain contact region that is in contact with the first drain electrode; and an offset region (30s, 30d) that is provided at least one of between the gate opposing region and the sou
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuatsu Ito
  • Patent number: 10298784
    Abstract: An image transmitting apparatus is provided that automatically displays an address before transmission if a user gives an instruction for adding a mark such as “CONFIDENTIAL” or “IMPORTANT”. The image transmitting apparatus of the present invention is the image transmitting apparatus transmits image data to a specified address includes an image adding portion that adds a predetermined specific image to the image data in accordance with a user's operation, wherein displays a specified address of image data before transmitting the image data to which it is indicated to add the specific image and transmits the image data with the specific image added in accordance with a user's confirming operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruo Nishiyama, Takeshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10295943
    Abstract: Type and moisture content of a sheet of paper are determined with high accuracy for controlling an image forming condition, accordingly. A coping machine includes a transmitted-light measuring unit, a reflected-light measuring unit, a type determination unit configured to determine a type of a sheet of paper, a moisture content calculation unit configured to calculate a moisture content of the sheet of paper, based on the type of the sheet of paper determined by the type determination unit and the intensity of the light measured by the reflected-light measuring unit, and an image forming condition setting unit configured to set an image forming condition for the sheet of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakakibara, Kyohko Matsuda, Makoto Izumi
  • Patent number: 10299153
    Abstract: A MS transmits, to a BS, uplink data (UD) on a PUSCH, PUSCH being assigned by using a PDCCH. The MS receives on PDCCH, an indication instructing the MS to transmit reception quality information (RQI) without UD on PUSCH, and transmits on PUSCH, to the BS, RQI without UD based on the indication which is received on PDCCH. The indication is specified based on values to which a plurality of fields of information transmitted on PDCCH are set. One of the plurality of fields is a field used for instructing the MS to transmit RQI and another is a field used for indicating a redundancy version. For instructing the MS to transmit RQI without UD on PUSCH, the field used for instructing the MS to transmit RQI is set to a first single predetermined value (SPV) and the field used for indicating the redundancy version is set to a second SPV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Shohei Yamada, Hiroshi Katsuragawa