Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 10725354
    Abstract: A wiring substrate includes a first conductive film, a second conductive film disposed over the first conductive film with a first insulating film therebetween, a third conductive film disposed over the second conductive film, at a side away from the first conductive film, with a second insulating film therebetween, signal lines formed of the third conductive film, leading lines each having a first end portion connected to the signal line and a second end portion through which a signal to the signal line enters, the first and second end portions of the leading lines at least being formed of the third conductive film, and a spare line including at least first and second line overlapping portions, respectively, overlapping the first and second end portions of the leading lines, the first and second line overlapping portions being formed of the first conductive film and allow electrically connection to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10725303
    Abstract: An enhanced panoramic HMD that and related method of displaying an image employs an improved configuration of optical elements to achieve wider field of view as compared to conventional configurations. An HMD type display device includes a first optical element, coupled to the display device, configured to direct a central set of rays and a peripheral set of rays; a second optical element, coupled to the first optical element, configured to direct the central set of rays at a central image point; and a third optical component configured to direct the peripheral set of rays to a peripheral image point. The first optical element may include a microlens array wherein the microlens array comprises a plurality of individual microlenses; the second optical component may include a collimating lens; and the third optical component may include a mirror configured to reflect the peripheral set of rays to the peripheral image point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: William Smith, David James Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10725352
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate includes a peripheral circuit including a first TFT disposed in a non-display region and a capacitance portion, and a lower transparent electrode and an upper transparent electrode disposed in each pixel. The active matrix substrate includes a gate metal layer including a gate electrode of the first TFT, a source metal layer including a source electrode of the first TFT, a lower transparent conductive layer positioned above the gate metal layer and the source metal layer and including the lower transparent electrode, and an upper transparent conductive layer including the upper transparent electrode. The capacitance portion includes a first capacitor including a first lower capacitance electrode formed in the lower transparent conductive layer, a first upper capacitance electrode formed in the upper transparent conductive layer, and a portion positioned between these capacitance electrodes in a dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Toshifumi Yagi, Meng-Yi Hung
  • Patent number: 10725326
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate includes: a TFT being disposed on each of a plurality of pixel regions and including an oxide semiconductor layer; an interlayer insulating layer covering the TFT; and a plurality of pixel electrodes, a common electrode including a plurality of common electrode subportions, and a plurality of first wiring lines which are disposed on the interlayer insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hikaru Yoshino, Junichi Morinaga
  • Patent number: 10725396
    Abstract: A developing device includes a first toner and a second toner that have different hues, an image carrier, a charging unit that charges the image carrier, and a potential controller that controls a potential of the charging unit. A first developing characteristic of the first toner and a second developing characteristic of the second toner have different slopes and intersect each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tadanori Kano
  • Patent number: 10727412
    Abstract: The dye-sensitized solar cell comprises a first electrode including a porous semiconductor layer supporting a dye, a second electrode serving as the counter electrode of the first electrode, and an electrolytic solution filled between the first electrode and the second electrode. The second electrode includes a counter electrode conductive layer containing carbon microparticles and supporting a dye that is the same as that supported by the porous semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukui, Tomohisa Yoshie, Kei Kasahara, Naoto Nishimura, Daisuke Toyoshima
  • Patent number: 10725355
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to enhance a display quality of a liquid crystal display panel by causing a contour of a display region not to be noticeable. A display region of a liquid crystal display panel (100) includes a normal display region (101a) and a boundary display region (101c), an image being displayed more darkly in the boundary display region (101c), which is in contact with a black light blocking part (101b), than in the normal display region (101a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Kanehiro, Youhei Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10727021
    Abstract: An electron emission element (20) includes a first electrode (30a) and a second electrode (40) which are arranged facing each other, an intermediate layer (50) that is provided between the first electrode (30a) and the second electrode (40), and an insulating layer (60) that is formed with a thickness d1 on a substrate (30). A level difference between the insulating layer (60) and the first electrode (30a) is smaller than the thickness d1 of the insulating layer (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsumi Adachi, Hiroyuki Hirakawa, Tadashi Iwamatsu
  • Patent number: 10723573
    Abstract: A sheet accommodating device includes a first plate member on which sheets are mounted, a first biasing member, a second plate member; and a second biasing member, and has a configuration in which, according to a size of the sheets, the first biasing member presses up the first plate member or both the first and second biasing members press up both the first and second plate members. The first plate member is provided so as to be turnable with respect to the second plate member around a first fulcrum axis line extending along a width direction orthogonal to a sheet feed direction in which the sheets are fed. The second plate member is provided so as to be turnable with respect to a body of the sheet accommodating device around a second fulcrum axis line extending along the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Haruhisa Furumoto, Kohji Aoki
  • Patent number: 10726748
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel which is flexible, and including a pair of flat portions held in a flat state, and a bending portion provided between the pair of the flat portions and held to be bendable; a first support supporting one of the pair of the flat portions in a flat state; a second support supporting the other of the pair of the flat portions in a flat state; and a joint joining the first support and the second support together. The joint is flexible and provided not to interfere with the bending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Ochi, Mamoru Ishida, Tohru Sonoda, Tohru Senoo, Takeshi Hirase
  • Patent number: 10725319
    Abstract: Provided is a display device capable of high-quality three-dimensional displaying. During three-dimensional displaying for a viewing position ?, in a first term, an entirety of a first predetermined region of a second liquid crystal panel takes on a light-blocking state and a first adjacent region, which is adjacent to the first predetermined region in the first direction, takes on a light-transmitting state. In a second term, at least one of two side regions in the first predetermined region takes on the light-transmitting state, a remaining region of the first predetermined region takes on the light-blocking state, and at least part of the first adjacent region takes on the light-transmitting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Murao, Ryoh Kikuchi, Takayuki Yamada, Nathan James Smith, Andre Filipe Marques Da Silva, Martin Paul Buckthorpe
  • Patent number: 10726094
    Abstract: A content distribution system includes: a server device that distributes a content; a display device capable of displaying the content; and a display control device that controls display of the content received from the server device on the display device, in which, in a case where the display control device receives the content from the server device, the display device displays an alternative content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohji Kumetani
  • Patent number: 10725336
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display panel includes: a first polarizing plate; a first ?/4 plate; a first substrate; a second ?/4 plate; a liquid crystal layer; a second substrate; and a second polarizing plate, wherein the first substrate includes a black matrix but no photo spacer, the second substrate includes a photo spacer overlapping with the black matrix, liquid crystal molecules in the liquid crystal layer homogeneously align with no voltage application, the second ?/4 plate covers no side surface of the photo spacer, and the in-plane slow axis of the first ?/4 plate forms an angle of 45° with the transmission axis of the first polarizing plate and is orthogonal to the in-plane slow axis of the second ?/4 plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Kawahira, Akira Sakai, Kozo Nakamura, Masahiro Hasegawa, Takako Koide, Koji Murata, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Patent number: 10725413
    Abstract: To enable the content of a printed material to be easily checked and inconvenience when a user collects the printed material to be avoided. An image forming apparatus 10 includes an image forming part (14) and a display panel 48, and the display panel 48 displays a preview image 110 corresponding to image data for printing an image on a sheet. For example, the preview image 110 is displayed on the display panel 48 from when a print job is started and the first sheet in the print job is fed until the last sheet in the print job is discharged into a sheet discharge part 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yukio Kanaoka, Masaaki Aida, Hidetoshi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10725433
    Abstract: Time-to-digital conversion circuitry converts a time between a start time point and a stop time point, which are state-change time points of digital signals, into digital. The time-to-digital conversion circuitry comprises oscillation circuitry that outputs a plurality of phase signals having different phases, and outputs a digital value of the time based on the plurality of phase signals. The oscillation circuitry performs free-running oscillation and outputs the phase signals that do not synchronize with the start time point and the stop time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10725721
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a CPU, computers, and a display device that displays a display screen including videos or images transmitted from the computers on a display. The display device includes a first input port to a fourth input port for receiving a video signal transmitted from each of the computers and a first output port to a fourth output port for outputting an operation signal to each of the computers. The CPU outputs a detection signal for changing the image to each of the first output port to the fourth output port, detects a change in the image on the display screen, and sets a combination of the output port that has output the detection signal and the input port corresponding to the display screen in which the image has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motohiro Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10725635
    Abstract: An information processing system comprises a first computer, a second computer, a display apparatus and a touch panel. The display apparatus includes a display portion, and displays a first screen that is transmitted from the first computer and a second screen that is transmitted from the second computer on the display portion. The touch panel includes a touch controller, and is provided on a display surface of the display portion of the display apparatus. Furthermore, the touch controller includes a CPU. Then, under instructions of the CPU, when a touch input designates the second screen, a display position of the second screen is moved according to a change of touch coordinates of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Teppei Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10725600
    Abstract: A position input device includes electrodes formed of metal with a belt-like shape, extended along a first direction, and arranged with a space therebetween along a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction, lines each electrically connected to one end of each of the electrodes in the first direction to receive a signal, dummy electrodes formed of metal with a belt-like shape and each disposed in a space between the electrodes that are adjacent, and dummy lines each coupled to an end of each of the dummy electrodes in the first direction in an electrically disconnected state. The electrodes, the lines, the dummy electrodes, and the dummy lines each include a front side surface and a back side surface in a plane along the first direction and the second direction, and at least one of the front side surface and the back side surface is blackened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuhji Saai, Kohji Yabuta, Takeshi Kameda, Ryo Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10725234
    Abstract: A display device includes a light source, a light guide plate through which light from the light source travels, an optical sheet providing an optical effect to light that exits the light guide plate, a display panel displaying an image upon receiving the light from the optical sheet, a frame in which the light guide plate and the optical sheet are arranged, and a fixing tape with which a peripheral edge of the optical sheet and a peripheral edge of the display panel or a peripheral edge of the frame and the peripheral edge of the display panel are bonded to each other. The fixing tape has a notched portion through which an inner peripheral edge and an outer peripheral edge of the fixing tape are communicated with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takafumi Tobi
  • Patent number: D891715
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiji Suzuki