Patents Assigned to Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Patent number: 10721716
    Abstract: A cell using an unallocated frequency band or a shared frequency band is efficiently controlled. A terminal device includes a reception unit configured to receive a first downlink physical channel mapped on the basis of a first possible starting position of a downlink transmission and a second downlink physical channel mapped on the basis of a second possible starting position of the downlink transmission. Upon the first possible starting position and the second possible starting position being indicated by a higher layer, the reception unit receives, in a predetermined subframe, either one of the first downlink physical channel or the second downlink physical channel, on a secondary cell having a frame structure type 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Naoki Kusashima, Alvaro Ruiz Delgado, Kimihiko Imamura, Shoichi Suzuki
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10720116
    Abstract: The invention provides a technique inhibiting luminance unevenness among pixels. An active matrix substrate has a plurality of pixel electrodes PXB each connected to a corresponding one of gate lines 13 and a corresponding one of source lines 15. The active matrix substrate includes a common electrode 14 facing each of the pixel electrodes PXB, and an auxiliary line 17 connected to the common electrode 14. The active matrix substrate further includes a plurality of drive circuits disposed in part of a display region and each configured to drive a corresponding one of the gate lines 13. The drive circuits are each connected to a control line provided for supply of a drive signal. The drive signal has first potential and second potential lower than the first potential alternately at constant cycles. The control line has a line portion 161 extending substantially in parallel with the gate lines 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tokihiro Yokono, Takayuki Nishiyama, Ryo Yonebayashi, Kohhei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10721682
    Abstract: A wireless terminal initiates an inter-system change procedure to switch from a first core network to second when an access attempt to the first core network is barred. The processor circuitry configured to: register to a first core network; receive first access control information and second access control information from radio access node; upon an access attempt, determine if the access attempt is allowed for the first core network based on the first access control information; when the access attempt is barred for the first core network, determine if the access attempt is permitted by a second core network allows based on the second access control information; and, when the access attempt is allowed for the second core network, initiate an inter-system change procedure to designate the second core network as a registered network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • 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: 10721736
    Abstract: A radio transmission apparatus selects any one group from a plurality of groups each indicating a combination of a plurality of radio reception apparatuses, notifies at least a plurality of radio reception apparatuses belonging to the selected group of an identification number assigned in advance to the selected group, and allocates transmission data addressed to the radio reception apparatuses belonging to the selected group to each of a plurality of frequency resources based on order of the radio reception apparatuses, which is determined in advance in the selected group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tomeba, Takashi Onodera
  • Patent number: 10720701
    Abstract: A scanning antenna is a scanning antenna in which antenna units U are arranged, and includes a TFT substrate including a first dielectric substrate, TFTs, a plurality of gate bus lines, source bus lines, and patch electrodes; a slot substrate including a second dielectric substrate, and a slot electrode formed on a first main surface of the second dielectric substrate; a liquid crystal layer LC provided between the TFT substrate and the slot substrate; and a reflective conductive plate provided opposing a second main surface of the second dielectric substrate opposite to the first main surface via a dielectric layer. The slot electrode includes slots arranged in correspondence with the plurality of patch electrodes, and each of the patch electrodes is connected to a drain of a corresponding TFT and is supplied with a data signal from a corresponding source bus line while selected by a scanning signal supplied from the gate bus line of the corresponding TFT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumiki Nakano, Kiyoshi Minoura, Shigeyasu Mori, Makoto Nakazawa, Takatoshi Orui
  • Patent number: 10720591
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes an anode; a cathode; and an emissive layer disposed between the anode and the cathode, the emissive layer including quantum dots dispersed in a crosslinked matrix formed from one or more crosslinkable charge transport materials. A method of forming the emissive layer of a light-emitting device includes depositing a mixture including quantum dots and one or more crosslinkable charge transport materials on a layer; and subjecting at least a portion of the mixture to UV activation to form an emissive layer including quantum dots dispersed in a crosslinked matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Enrico Angioni, James Andrew Robert Palles-Dimmock, Edward Andrew Boardman, Tim Michael Smeeton
  • 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: 10719190
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an object display unit that displays in a display region an object including a content, and a stroke drawn on the content in an overlaid fashion, and a visibility balance setting unit that sets a visibility balance of the displayed content. The visibility balance setting unit includes a content transparency setting unit that sets content transparency serving as transparency of the content, and a stroke background transmittance setting unit that sets stroke background transmittance that is transmittance of a background of the drawn stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiho Sakamoto, Satoshi Terada, Hiroki Munetomo
  • Patent number: 10721523
    Abstract: A system for reporting usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10721659
    Abstract: A measurement object of which a terminal device takes a measurement is selected based on information of whether or not the measurement object included in a measurement configuration message notified by a base station device includes a parameter for a gap configuration or for a cell identification time configuration for small-cell measurement, and receiving power of a cell in which the terminal device itself is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuboi, Katsunari Uemura
  • Publication number: 20200228456
    Abstract: There is provided a transmitter by which a reception side easily detects packet loss of a transport packet. The transmitter (1) includes a content dividing unit (13) that divides a set composed of a plurality of units into a plurality of subsets, a transport sequence assigning unit (15) that assigns, to the packet, the transport sequence of the unit within a component and the transport sequence of the unit within the subset, and a header generating unit (14) that generates a packet including the transport sequences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuaki TOKUMO, Shuichi WATANABE, Takuya IWANAMI
  • Publication number: 20200226997
    Abstract: A high-display-quality liquid crystal display device, which produces neither flicker nor crosstalk and does not have the risk of causing defective line display even in polarity inversion driving, is implemented. A signal-line drive circuit included in a liquid crystal display device inverts the polarities of data signals, which are applied to selected pixels selected in a certain field, in such a manner that the inversion is performed in the direction along each data signal line by using a corresponding different number of selected pixels as a unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: TARO WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10710830
    Abstract: A paper feed apparatus for a multifunction image forming apparatus includes a paper feeding portion that sends-out a paper placed in a paper placing tray. The paper feed apparatus comprises a first regulating portion and a second regulating portion arranged in the vicinity of a downstream side of a paper feeding position by the paper feeding portion. The first regulating portion is arranged outside a second width paper passage area to regulate a movement of a first width paper placed in the paper placing tray toward a feeding direction. The second regulating portion is arranged inside the second width paper passage area to regulate a movement of a second width paper placed in the paper placing tray toward a feeding direction. By this arrangement, the second width paper such as a name card can be fed in addition to the first width paper such as A4 paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasumasa Morimoto
  • Patent number: 10714057
    Abstract: A display system displays, on each of a plurality of display devices arranged side by side, among image data of a plurality of pages, each of image data of the number of display devices, and reflects input information, which indicates information input by a user, on image data displayed on a master display device among the plurality of display devices. Moreover, the display system displays, on each of the plurality of display devices, among the image data of the plurality of pages, each of image data which is obtained by shifting the image data of the number of display devices in accordance with an operation on a page operation unit. Thereby, a viewer is able to view image data of several pages at once, and it is possible to reflect information input by a user even when image data of a target page is shifted backward or forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuyasu Furukawa, Akinori Ohnishi, Noriyoshi Kanki
  • Patent number: 10712872
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes a touch-operation detecting unit, a touch-state determining unit, a setting unit, an input-mode determining unit, and a process executing unit. The touch-operation detecting unit detects a touch operation. The touch-state determining unit determines a touch state in the touch operation. The setting unit sets a plurality of input modes in accordance with the touch state, the input modes including at least a first input mode and a second input mode. The input-mode determining unit determines any one input mode from among the set input modes on the basis of the determined touch state. The process executing unit executes an input process on the basis of the detected touch operation in the determined input mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10712624
    Abstract: A method for producing an active matrix substrate includes the steps of: (A) forming in individual pixels a thin-film transistor element, a first insulating film, a pixel electrode to be connected to a drain electrode of the thin-film transistor element through a contact hole formed at least in the first insulating film, a second insulating film, and a common electrode to be superposed on the pixel electrode outside the contact hole, with the second insulating film in between; (B) detecting a short-circuited pixel among the pixels; (C) removing the pixel electrode inside the contact hole in the short-circuited pixel and thereby isolating the pixel electrode from the drain electrode; and (D) forming a through hole that penetrates the second insulating film outside the contact hole in the short-circuited pixel, and connecting the pixel electrode and the common electrode to each other through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akifumi Morishima
  • Patent number: 10712891
    Abstract: A wiring board includes a first imprint layer having a first groove, a first conductive layer in the first groove, a second imprint layer on the first imprint layer and having a second groove and a contact hole, a second conductive layer in the second groove and the contact hole, a first terminal side conductive part constituted by the second conductive layer and including a first terminal and disposed to partially overlap the contact hole, a first non-terminal side conductive part constituted by the first conductive layer and not including the first terminal and disposed to partially overlap the contact hole, a second terminal side conductive part constituted by the second conductive layer and including a second terminal, and a second non-terminal side conductive part constituted by the second conductive layer and not including the second terminal and joined to the second terminal side conductive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takatoshi Kira, Mikihiro Noma
  • Patent number: 10712887
    Abstract: A display device includes a signal supply part, a substrate including a display region and a second region having a width increase section, a display line on the display region and through which a signal for display is transmitted, a line on the first region and through which a signal is transmitted, a signal receive part on the second region, a display lead line connected to the signal supply part and an end of the display line close to the signal supply part, a first lead line connected to the signal supply part and an end of the line close to the signal supply part, and a second lead line connected to the signal receive part and another end of the line opposite from the end of the line close to the signal supply part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Yoshida