Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20200249196
    Abstract: In an ion concentration sensor, both an improvement of an SN ratio of output and high responsiveness are achieved. In an ion sensor (100), a sensing unit (1) accumulates as electron injected from an n-type substrate (21) via a p-well (22) as a signal charge. The p-well (22) is laminated on the n-type substrate (21). A concentration distribution of impurities exists in the p-well (22) located between the sensing unit (1) and the n-type substrate (21), and a maximum value C1 of an impurity concentration in the p-well (22) is 0<C1?3.0×1014 cm3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: YUKI EDO, YUKIO TAMAI, SHINOBU YAMAZAKI, TOSHIO YOSHIDA, YOSHIMITSU NAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20200251341
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of wet-etching a laminate of metal films on a base plate in a target predetermined pattern. The metal films include a naturally oxidized Ti film as a top layer. The method includes a resist forming process of forming a resist film having a shape corresponding to the predetermined pattern on the laminate, a top layer selectively etching process of placing the laminate in contact with a top layer selectively etching solution to mainly etch a portion of the top layer that is not covered by the resist film, and a finishing etching process of placing the laminate in contact with a finishing etching solution to etch all layers including the top layer until a target shape of the laminate is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicants: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: YOHHEI SHINZAKI, HIROAKI OKAJIMA, KAZUKI OGINO
  • Patent number: 10732462
    Abstract: A pattern of ink applied to a display region is stabilized, and unevenness in thickness of the ink in the display region is reduced. A substrate has a hole which causes ink to be drawn into the hole, the hole has a third taper which is formed in a stepwise shape having a plurality of steps and which extends in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the ink flows into the hole, and an angle of a tangential line connecting respective vertices of the plurality of steps of the third taper is shallower than (i) an angle of a first taper which is located on a side of the hole on which side the ink flows into the hole and (ii) an angle of a second taper which is located on a side of the hole on which side the ink is pushed out from the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirato, Shohgo Kamada, Shuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10732473
    Abstract: A display device includes a pair of substrates, lines, a spacer, and an annular line part. The substrates are disposed so as to be opposed to each other with an interval therebetween. The lines are installed on the array substrate between the paired substrates. The spacer is formed on the CF substrate so as to be interposed between the paired substrates. The annular line part is composed of one portion of the lines and has an annular shape so as to form a concave part for receiving the spacer on the center side are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Itoo
  • Patent number: 10732920
    Abstract: A coupled display device includes display units, and a coupling component, retaining components. The display units are arranged adjacent to each other. The display units include fixers. The coupling component is disposed astride the display units to couple the display units together. The retaining components are fixed to the fixers to retain the display units and the coupling component. In the coupled display device, the fixers are point symmetric to each other with a point of symmetry at a center of a corresponding one of the display units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC COPORATION
    Inventors: Kazumasa Nagayama, Nobuaki Aoki, Atsuhiko Nagamune, Akitoshi Sudo
  • Patent number: 10732779
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: a drive/readout circuit which measures, during a first measurement period, a self-capacitance between each of a plurality of pad electrodes and a touching object; and a readout circuit which measures, during a second measurement period, a mutual capacitance between a first portion of the plurality of pad electrodes and a second portion of the plurality of pad electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jean Mugiraneza, Yasuhiro Sugita
  • Patent number: 10734602
    Abstract: A first damming wall and a second damming wall are provided in a frame region. The first damming wall surrounds a display region formed from a first organic material and overlaps with a circumferential end part of an organic layer. The second damming wall includes a top part formed from a second organic material in the periphery of the first damming wall, and overlaps with an edge of the circumferential end part of the organic layer. The second damming wall includes a bottom part located closer to a base substrate, the bottom part being formed from a material constituting parts of switching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroki Taniyama, Tohru Okabe, Ryosuke Gunji, Shinsuke Saida, Akira Inoue, Yoshihiro Nakada
  • Patent number: 10732447
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to achieve further miniaturization and performance improvement in a pressure detection-type touch panel. The touch panel (1) includes a TP upper side electrode layer (19) located above a CF substrate (18); and a TP lower side electrode layer (16) located below the CF substrate (18) and above a liquid crystal layer (14); an ITO layer (13) located above the TFT substrate (11) and below the liquid crystal layer (14); and a piezoelectric element layer (15) located between the TP lower side electrode layer (16) and the ITO layer (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Jean Mugiraneza, Yasuhiro Sugita, Hidetsugu Kawamori
  • Patent number: 10732988
    Abstract: A reboot control system includes an information processing device and a reboot management device connected over a network. The reboot management device includes a first storage unit that stores device management information including information related to each information processing device, a reboot time setting unit that sets a reboot time, and a reboot time notification unit that transmits the set reboot time to each information processing device. The information processing device includes a reboot information acquisition unit that acquires the transmitted reboot time, and a reboot execution unit that executes a reboot at the acquired reboot time. The reboot time setting unit takes Into account a positional relationship of multiple information processing devices existing in a predetermined neighboring relationship to set the reboot times of the multiple information processing devices existing in the predetermined neighboring relationship to mutually different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masato Tokishige
  • Patent number: 10732531
    Abstract: A toner contains at least a crystalline polyester resin and an amorphous linear polyester resin that uses diethylene glycol as an alcohol component, and a monoester wax and a montan ester wax as release agent components, wherein 6???8 and 14?mw/?<30 are satisfied, where ? represents an amount of the crystalline polyester resin added relative to 100 parts by weight of the amorphous linear polyester resin and mw represents an amount of the montan ester wax added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiichi Kikawa, Yoritaka Tsubaki, Takeshi Katoh, Osamu Wada, Tadanori Kano, Yuya Kondo, Shoji Nakai, Hiroki Maeda
  • Patent number: 10735563
    Abstract: A device may be configured to generate data packets including a packet header and a payload. The packet header may include a value that signals whether the payload encapsulates input data according to a single short packet encapsulation, a single long packet encapsulation, a segmented encapsulation, or a concatenated encapsulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10735827
    Abstract: A system for broadcasting that includes a watermark payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sheau Ng, Kiran Misra, Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10735136
    Abstract: Provided are a base station apparatus, a terminal apparatus and a communication method, capable of an efficient retransmission control of uplink data of which a resource for transmission is not discerned in grant-free multiple access. A terminal apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus includes a transmitter configured to transmit an identifying signal indicating that the terminal apparatus itself transmits an uplink data channel and the uplink data channel. The uplink data channel includes an uplink data bit, a bit representing an identifier of the terminal apparatus, a first error detection bit generated from the uplink data bit, and a second error detection bit generated from the identifier of the terminal apparatus. The first error detection bit is scrambled using the identifier of the terminal apparatus, and the second error detection bit is scrambled using the identifying signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshimoto, Jungo Goto, Osamu Nakamura, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10732303
    Abstract: An imaging panel includes an active matrix substrate having pixels each with a photoelectric conversion element, a scintillator provided on a surface of the active matrix substrate, a damp-proof material entirely covering the scintillator, and an adhesive layer bonding the damp-proof material to the scintillator and the active matrix substrate. The active matrix substrate includes a first flattening film that is configured as a photosensitive resin film and is provided inside and outside a pixel region, and a first inorganic film that is provided between the first flattening film and the scintillator, is overlapped in a planar view with an entire region of the scintillator, and is in contact with the first flattening film, at least outside the pixel region. At least partial region on the first inorganic film, outside the region overlapped in a planar view with the scintillator, is covered with the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 10735613
    Abstract: In a light scanning device, a substrate equipped with a polygonal mirror is disposed astride an interior section and an exposed section of a housing. The substrate is provided with a separator that comes into contact with a front face thereof. The separator separates the substrate into a first region disposed in the interior section and a second region disposed in the exposed section. The polygonal mirror is provided in the second region of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenzo Ohkubo
  • Patent number: 10735985
    Abstract: A method for reporting uplink control information (UCI) on a user equipment (UE) is described. A second channel state information (CSI) report is transmitted. The second CSI report is computed from interference measurements only on a subframe of the CSI reference resource. A first CSI report is computed from interference measurements based on an unrestricted observation interval in time and frequency. The CSI reference resource for the second CSI report reported in uplink subframe n is defined by a valid downlink subframe n?k.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ahmad Khoshnevis, Shohei Yamada, Zhanping Yin
  • Patent number: 10735802
    Abstract: A method and a receiver for receiving a recovery file format file from a provider comprising the steps of: (a) receiving a recovery data table including a RecoveryDataTable element; (b) receiving a contentID field of said RecoveryDataTable element describing a type of content identifier provided in a message having a cardinality of 0 . . . N; (c) receiving a svcInetUrl field of said RecoveryDataTable element describing service information; (d) receiving a URLValue field of said svcInetUrl field describing URL to access Internet signaling files for said service information; (e) decoding elements of said file based upon said recovery data table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10736104
    Abstract: A communication system that includes a terminal apparatus and a base station apparatus. The terminal apparatus obtains, from the base station apparatus, information regarding addition of a component carrier, whereby the information regarding addition of the component carrier comprises information related to carrier frequency of the component carrier and information related to system bandwidth of the component carrier. The base station apparatus provides, to the terminal apparatus, information regarding addition of a component carrier, whereby the information regarding addition of the component carrier comprises information related to carrier frequency of the component carrier and information related to system bandwidth of the component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Katsunari Uemura
  • Patent number: 10732444
    Abstract: A display device includes a display part; a driving part; and a display control part, the display control part being configured to provide a transition period between first and second driving periods in switching from the first driving period to the second driving period, the first driving period allowing the display part to be driven at a first frame frequency, the second driving period allowing the display part to be driven at a second frame frequency, the transition period including a period where the display part is driven at at least one frame frequency with a value between the first and second frame frequencies, the transition period including positive and negative periods that last for different total durations, the positive period allowing the display part to be driven at a positive voltage, the negative period allowing the display part to be driven at a negative voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsuru Chida
  • Publication number: 20200245356
    Abstract: A communication apparatus according to the present invention is a communication apparatus for transmitting data using multiple frequency channels, the communication apparatus including: a transmitter configured to transmit a radio frame by using the multiple frequency channels; and a carrier sense unit configured to perform carrier sense using at least one of the multiple channels, wherein in a case that the transmitter transmits the radio frame without using the at least one of the multiple channels on which the carrier sense is performed, at least a result of the carrier sense by the carrier sense unit indicates an idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: HIROMICHI TOMEBA, RYOTA YAMADA