Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 10728880
    Abstract: To provide a terminal apparatus, a base station apparatus, and a communication method that enable a communication apparatus (terminal apparatus and/or base station apparatus) supporting multiple subcarrier spacings to perform efficient communication. A terminal apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive a control channel with a control information format including a first field and a second field; a reception control unit configured to identify a subcarrier spacing, based on a value of the first field; and a reception unit configured to receive a data channel assigned based on a value of the second field by using the identified subcarrier spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Hayashi, Wataru Ouchi, Tatsushi Aiba, Shoichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10727424
    Abstract: A flexible display device has, in a folding portion, a slit that partitions a second electrode provided in common for a plurality of pixels, between a plurality of display units. In a plan view, in the slit, at least one of an organic insulating film, banks, and an organic layer has a slit, and a bulging portion formed by the organic insulating film and the banks is provided so as to surround each of the partitioned second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsunori Tanaka, Takeshi Yaneda
  • Patent number: 10728933
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus receives a random access response including a random access response grant, and transmits a PUSCH based on the random access response grant. A subframe available for PUSCH transmission corresponding to the random access response grant associated with a non-contention based random access procedure at least includes a special subframe including an added UpPTS, and a subframe available for PUSCH transmission corresponding to the random access response grant associated with a contention based random access procedure does not include a special subframe including the added UpPTS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba
  • Patent number: 10728413
    Abstract: An illuminating device capable of stably illuminating an irradiated object such as a document while suppressing light loss with a simply structure is provided. An LED array and a reflective plate are disposed sandwiching a slit (St) through which light reflected by a document MS passes and a light-guiding member is disposed on the side of the LED array. The light-guiding member includes a direct emission unit disposed between an illumination range y centered on a document reading position and the LED array and an indirect emission unit disposed between the reflective plate and the LED array, a light incidence face of the direct emission unit and a light incidence face of the indirect emission unit are disposed at mutually different position around the LED array, and the LED array is disposed on a side of an interior angle formed by the light incidence faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suto, Mitsuharu Yoshimoto, Tomohiko Okada, Hisashi Yamanaka, Shohichi Fukutome, Kenji Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10728487
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes an image reception unit that receives image data from an external device, a display unit that displays an image related to the image data, a setting changing unit that changes, in accordance with an instruction determined in advance, a setting determined in advance, an image determination unit that determines whether or not a prescribed pattern determined in advance is included in the image related to the image data, a storage unit that holds the instruction in association with the prescribed pattern in advance, and a control unit that, when the image determination unit determines that the prescribed pattern is included in the image related to the image data, causes the setting changing unit to change the setting in accordance with the instruction associated with the prescribed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Yasuta
  • Patent number: 10728404
    Abstract: If a remote job is complete while a multifunction printer is executing an operator operation job, the multifunction printer performs a voice notification after a series of predetermined processes related to the operator operation job is complete. The voice notification indicates that the remote job is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jitsui Ohsugi
  • Patent number: 10726756
    Abstract: The display device includes a display panel, gate line driving circuitry that includes gate drivers provided for each of gate lines, a control circuit, and a signal processing circuit. The control circuit supplies a control signal to at least one gate driver corresponding to a gate line to be scanned first in a unit period in which the gate lines are scanned. The gate driver which received the control signal is driven on the basis of the control signal, and the gate drivers in subsequent stages are each driven on the basis of a scanning signal of the gate driver in a preceding stage. The signal processing circuit outputs, on the basis of a scanning signal of at least one gate driver corresponding to a gate line to be scanned last in the unit period and the control signal, a detection signal that indicates whether the gate driver is normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keisuke Kanda, Hiroaki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10728874
    Abstract: A mobile node includes a plurality of transceivers, has a network conforming to network-based mobility as its home link and performs position registration to a positional managing apparatus and performs position registration to the position managing apparatus through a foreign network by position registration conforming to host-based mobility. In mobile node and position managing apparatus, a plurality of routes passing through the home link and the foreign link are established. Accordingly, when the mobile node has the plurality of transceivers, it can simultaneously connect to the home link and the foreign link through respective transceivers, to perform communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Aramoto, Shohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 10728071
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Kimihiko Imamura, Wataru Ohuchi, Takashi Hayashi, Tomoki Yoshimura, Liqing Liu
  • Patent number: 10728800
    Abstract: A terminal device and a base station device can efficiently communicate with each other by using a downlink channel. The terminal device monitors, in a subframe k, a first set Sk(L) of first PDCCH candidates and a second set Sk(L) of second PDCCH candidates. A first number Mc(L) of first PDCCH candidates is given based on first ?c and M(L), and a second number Mc(L) of second PDCCH candidates is given based on second ?c and M(L). First CCE(s) corresponding to an m-th first PDCCH candidate included in the first set Sk(L) and a second CCE(s) corresponding to an m-th second PDCCH candidate included in the second set are given by an expression below. NCCE,k is a total number of CCEs in the subframe k, and L is an aggregation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Kazunari Yokomakura, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10726216
    Abstract: A user is guided with a simple configuration so that near field communication is performed. An information processing device (1) includes an NFC antenna (520) configured to perform near field communication with an NFC terminal (100), and a display unit (53) configured to display a guide region (Ai). The guide region (Ai) serves as a guide for a communication-enabling region. The display unit (53) displays the guide region (Ai) such that the guide region (Ai) is included in the communication-enabling region (B) and the guide region (Ai) is smaller than the communication-enabling region (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoki Shiobara, Masafumi Ueno, Masaaki Moriya
  • Publication number: 20200235195
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of picture elements, wherein a first electrode is formed in each of the plurality of picture elements, a cover layer is formed such that an opening of the first electrode is formed, a spacer in a layer identical to the cover layer is provided between two of the first electrodes, the spacer is formed with a height greater than a height of the cover layer, and an outer edge portion of the spacer is spaced from an outer edge portion of the cover layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: SHINJI ICHIKAWA, HIROKI TANIYAMA, SHINSUKE SAIDA, RYOSUKE GUNJI, TOHRU OKABE, YOSHIHIRO NAKADA, HIROHARU JINMURA, AKIRA INOUE
  • Publication number: 20200236259
    Abstract: Disposing a functional device such as a camera on a display surface widens a frame. A display device (2) includes a display panel (DP) including a first substrate (5). The display panel has a transparent section (TS) from which display light does not go out and which has a partial region (5s) of the first substrate. In plan view, the transparent section which is larger than a pixel (PX) is disposed on an inner side of an edge of a display area (3) or is disposed to cut out the display area. The display panel has a back surface on which a functional device (FD) configured to perform at least one of light reception or light emission is disposed to overlap the transparent section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicants: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: JIN NAKAMURA, NOBUHISA NAKAJIMA, ISAO TAKAHASHI, HIROYUKI WATATANI
  • Patent number: 10718896
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel that displays an image on a front thereof; a light-guiding plate placed opposite to a back of the display panel; a storage container in which the light-guiding plate is stored, the storage container having a dish shape; a light-emitting element that supplies the display panel with light; and a light source substrate having a short side part on a first surface of which the light-emitting element is mounted and a long side part projecting inward from the first surface of the short side part, the first surface of the short side part being disposed to face a peripheral edge of the light-guiding plate, the light source substrate having a shape of letter L in cross section. In the display device, the long side part of the light source substrate and a bottom plate of the storage container are thermally connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Iwata
  • Patent number: 10721725
    Abstract: A terminal device includes means of determining resource elements to which a physical downlink shared channel is mapped for transmission on the physical downlink shared channel in a non-MBSFN subframe that is scheduled by using a downlink control information format 1A based on positions of cell-specific reference signals that are provided by using a physical layer cell identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Shoichi Suzuki, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 10718730
    Abstract: A change in an imaginary part of a complex dielectric constant of an inspection object containing moisture is detected as a change in an oscillation frequency. A sensor device includes an oscillation unit that is formed in a semiconductor integrated circuit and an oscillation frequency detection unit that detects an oscillation frequency of the oscillation unit. The oscillation unit has capacitors that are connected to an inspection object in series and changes the oscillation frequency in accordance with a complex dielectric constant of the inspection object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ashida, Kunihiko Iizuka, Akira Saito, Takeshi Mitsunaka
  • Patent number: 10721085
    Abstract: A terminal device is connectable to a management server and a file server. The management server is connectable to multiple service servers, each of which provides a communication service. The file server stores a file used in the communication service. The terminal device includes a processor and a memory storing a program that causes the processor to execute control of the terminal device to function as: a conference information receiving unit configured to receive conference information, which is information about a conference booked through the communication services provided by the multiple service servers, the conference information being received from the management server, a file obtaining location specifying unit configured to specify, as a file obtaining location, a storage location storing the file used in the communication service, on the basis of the conference information, and a file obtaining unit configured to obtain the file from the specified storage location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Midori Waki
  • Patent number: 10719185
    Abstract: A wiring board includes a substrate, a wire formed on a surface of the substrate, an inner-layer-side wire forming part forming the wire and made of a conductive material, and an outer-layer-side wire forming part forming the wire, disposed on an outer layer side relative to the inner-layer-side wire forming part and made of a conductive material different from and higher in light absorptance than the material of the inner-layer-side wire forming part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mikihiro Noma
  • Patent number: 10718976
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a chassis; light sources; and a rectangular substrate formed of a long rectangular plate-shaped member disposed in the chassis, having the light sources attached to a front surface thereof, and having a plurality of first alignments indicating positions of the light sources. The plurality of first alignments are provided at positions facing each other with the light source interposed therebetween a pair of long sides of the rectangular substrate, and are confirmed at least from a back surface side of the rectangular substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsuru Hosoki
  • Patent number: 10716286
    Abstract: A weight of an excretion of an animal is easily measured. A pet toilet (1) includes a supporting table (12) onto which the animal is to step, an excretion tray (13) configured to receive urine of the animal which urine falls from the supporting table (12), a first weight scale (1) configured to measure a weight of the excretion tray (13) including a weight of the urine, and a carrier member (16) configured to carry the excretion tray (13). The excretion tray (13) and the carrier member (16) are provided to be attachable together by insertion between the first weight scale (21) and the supporting table (12). A weight of the carrier member (16) is supported by the main container (10) and the first weight scale (21) supports the excretion tray (13), in a state where the excretion tray (13) is attached by insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirata, Ayako Sekine