Patents Assigned to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10551018
    Abstract: To reduce the optical members and the complexity of optical design. A vehicular lamp including: a light source; a light collecting member; a first polarizer advancing in a first direction a first component of the light, and advancing in a second direction a second component; a liquid crystal element disposed on one side of the first polarizer in the first direction; a second polarizer disposed on one side of the liquid crystal element in the first direction; a projection lens disposed on one side of the second polarizer in the first direction and projecting the first component to the front of an own vehicle; a reflecting member for reflecting the second component; where the first component is focused at a first focal point, the second component of the light is focused at a second focal point, and the liquid crystal element is disposed corresponding to the first focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Toko, Ryotaro Owada, Yoshifumi Takao
  • Publication number: 20200032978
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp includes: a light source; a liquid crystal element including a liquid crystal layer and a pair of sandwiching substrates; and a projection optical system. In this vehicular lamp, one of the pair of sandwiching substrates in the liquid crystal element includes a first transparent substrate, and a common electrode disposed on the first transparent substrate, and the other of the pair of sandwiching substrates in the liquid crystal element includes a second transparent substrate, a plurality of wiring electrodes disposed on the second transparent substrate, an insulating layer disposed on the second transparent electrode to cover the plurality of wiring electrodes, a plurality of segment electrodes disposed on the insulating layer, and a plurality of connection electrodes configured to electrically connect each of the plurality of wiring electrodes to each of the plurality of segment electrodes through the insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuo TOKO
  • Publication number: 20200032977
    Abstract: To obtain projection images with high contrast when selective light irradiation is performed forward of its own vehicle. A lamp unit for a vehicular lamp system performing selective light irradiation to the surroundings of the own vehicle includes: a light source; an optical shutter part that modulates light emitted from the light source; and an optical system that projects the light transmitted through the optical shutter part. The optical shutter part includes: polarizers; a liquid crystal element disposed between the polarizers and where the initial alignment of liquid crystal molecules is horizontally aligned and causes an alignment change in the in-plane direction upon electric field application; a first optical plate which is a positive A-plate disposed between the polarizers closer to the light source and the liquid crystal element; and a second optical plate which is a positive C-plate disposed between the first optical plate and the liquid crystal element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo TOKO, Yoshihisa IWAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200025341
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device includes: a wavelength conversion element having a phosphor plate that converts the wavelength of incident light upon a light incident surface to generate wavelength-converted light, and emits the wavelength-converted light from a light emission surface; an antenna array constituted of a plurality of optical antennas that are periodically arranged on the light emission surface of the phosphor plate; and a recessed structure including at least one recessed portion provided in the light emission surface of the phosphor plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunsuke MURAI, Yusuke YOKOBAYASHI, Yasuyuki KAWAKAMI, Keijiro TAKASHIMA, Syousaku KUBO, Yosuke MAEMURA
  • Publication number: 20200025350
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp includes: a light source; a projection optical system that projects light emitted from the light source forward; a liquid crystal element arranged at a rear focal point of the projection optical system; a first polarizing plate disposed in an optical path between the liquid crystal element and the projection optical system, for transmitting light of a specific polarization component; a condensing optical system that condenses the light toward the liquid crystal element; a polarizing beam splitter that transmits first light with one polarization component and reflects and separates second light with the other polarization component; a reflective optical system that reflects the first light toward the liquid crystal element; and a polarization rotation element that rotates a polarization direction of one of the first light and the second light to coincide with the other light in terms of a polarization direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryotaro OWADA
  • Patent number: 10539840
    Abstract: A LCD device containing an active drive dot matrix LCD element, each pixel containing subsidiary pixels each having a color filter; a passive drive segment display LCD element laminated on rear side of the active drive LCD element, having segment electrode, arranged to be applied with a set voltage, the segment electrode having edge defining a segment shape; cross-nicol polarizers disposed on both outer sides of the LCD elements; controller circuit including first part controlling voltages to be applied to subsidiary pixels, and second part controlling voltages to be applied to the segment electrode; wherein the display device produce normally black display in the absence of applied voltage; and wherein when the segment electrode is activated, those subsidiary pixels in pixels outside the edge of the activated segment electrode are partly driven and partly not driven, displaying different color or intermediate grade, than the conventional art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 10538193
    Abstract: An illumination device for a vehicle includes: plural light sources that are disposed so as to be lined-up in at least one line, and that illuminate light; a light-blocking member having an opening portion onto which light illuminated from the light sources is incident; and a projecting lens that emits, toward an object, light that has passed through the opening portion of the light-blocking member and has been incident on the projecting lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Takuya Kitazono, Norikatsu Myojin
  • Publication number: 20200020838
    Abstract: Provided is an optical semiconductor element in which an unbonded portion between an optical semiconductor chip and a submount is made small, heat dissipation efficiency becomes high, and service life can be made long. The optical semiconductor element can include: a submount; a submount electrode provided on a mounting surface of the submount and having a rectangular shape as a whole; and a semiconductor chip including an element substrate, a semiconductor structure layer formed on the element substrate, and a chip electrode bonded to the submount electrode via a bonding layer. The chip electrode has a shape with chipped corners corresponding to four corners of the submount electrode, which has an exposed surface that is a portion exposed from the chip electrode at the four corners and bonded to the chip electrode to coincide with each other. The bonding layer extends to all the four corners of the exposed surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayoshi YAMANE
  • Patent number: 10534231
    Abstract: A lighting device includes: a liquid crystal element having electrode pattern including a first portion and a second portion; drive circuit connected to the electrode pattern; polarizer disposed in front of the liquid crystal element and separated from the liquid crystal element in optical axis direction; analyzer disposed at rear of the liquid crystal element, and separated from the liquid crystal element in optical axis direction, wherein the polarizer and the analyzer constitute crossed Nicol polarizers; light source for supplying lights to the liquid crystal element within a predetermined incident angle range; and projection optical system projecting lights transmitted through the liquid crystal element forwardly; wherein the polarizer and the analyzer locally overlap with the liquid crystal element in projection normal to the liquid crystal element, and when the light source is turned on, the drive circuit supplies drive signal to the first portion of the electrode pattern which applies or releases volta
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Toko, Yoshifumi Takao
  • Publication number: 20200010705
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a composition for sintering capable of suppressing a crack from occurring in a wiring after sintering. Provided is the composition for sintering including silver nanoparticles, an organic dispersant for coating the silver nanoparticles, and a solvent. When the composition for sintering is heated, a weight loss rate in a range of 260° C. to 600° C. is 2.92% or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroto FUKUSHIMA, Akihiko HANYA
  • Publication number: 20190391447
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes first and second mirror devices disposed to oppose each other, each being capable of taking partially reflective state; and an image displaying device disposed between or on one outer side of the first and second mirror devices, and being capable of displaying an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keisuke KATO
  • Publication number: 20190390838
    Abstract: A light source apparatus includes: a laser light source; a fluorescent material plate including a laser beam irradiation region and being capable of emitting light generated by irradiating the laser beam irradiation region with a laser beam; a light scanning mechanism capable of scanning the laser beam irradiation region with the laser beam; a first transparent conductive film pattern disposed on the fluorescent material plate in the laser beam irradiation region; a second transparent conductive film pattern disposed on the fluorescent material plate outside the laser beam irradiation region and connected to the first transparent conductive film pattern to constitute a continuous series connection wiring; and an electric circuit electrically connected to the second transparent conductive film pattern, detect a change in a resistance value of the series connection wiring, and function to stop the driving of the laser light source when the resistance value falls outside a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190390831
    Abstract: Provided is a light source apparatus detecting, even when a minute crack occurs in a fluorescent material plate, such a defect to take a safety measure. The light source apparatus includes a laser light source emitting laser light, a fluorescent material plate including a laser light irradiation region and being capable of emitting light by irradiating the laser light irradiation region with laser light to convert the light in wavelength, a light scanning mechanism capable of scanning the laser light irradiation region with the laser light, and a transparent conductive film pattern disposed on the fluorescent material plate in the laser light irradiation region and including a parallel wiring portion in a first direction. The interval between adjacent portions of the transparent conductive film pattern in a second direction intersecting the first direction changes along the second direction depending on a portion which is located within the pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190393386
    Abstract: A light-emitting device comprises: a substrate; a light-emitting element disposed on the substrate; a light transmitting member disposed on the light-emitting element; and a covering body that is disposed on the substrate, covers a side surface of the light transmitting member and has an upper surface exposed to the outside. In this device, the covering body has a particle group composed of a plurality of particles dispersed in the covering body, and the particle group includes a plurality of titanium oxide particles or zinc oxide particles dispersed in the vicinity of the upper surface of the covering body and having a portion having a narrower band gap than that in other portions in each particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi SHIMODA, Yasuhiro ONO, Yusuke YAMASHITA
  • Publication number: 20190383985
    Abstract: A display device includes a light guide plate that includes a plurality of reflecting dots; and a light source, wherein light emitted from the light source enters inside of the light guide plate from the end surface of the light guide plate and the light is guided inside of the light guiding plate, a display pattern formed by the plurality of reflecting dots is displayed by emitting the light reflected by the plurality of reflecting dots to an outside from a front surface side of the light guide plate, and each of the reflecting dots are formed such that a reflecting direction of the light, that is reflected by the reflecting dots, with respect to an incidence direction of the light, that enters the reflecting dots, is adjusted so that the light reflected by the plurality of reflecting dots is emitted toward a specific eye point of a viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke SAEKI
  • Publication number: 20190386177
    Abstract: A group III nitride semiconductor light-emitting element includes a single crystal substrate and an element layer. The element layer includes an n-type layer, an active layer, and a p-type layer formed on the upper surface of the single crystal substrate in this order, and has a composition represented by the composition formula AlXGaYIn1-X-YN (0?X?1.0, 0?Y?1.0, 0?X+Y?1.0). The thickness of the single crystal substrate is at least 80 ?m. The area of the upper surface of the substrate is larger than the area of the bottom surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki OBATA
  • Patent number: 10508787
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting module includes first and second optical units, each having a light source and a light distribution forming portion configured to control an optical path of light emitted from the light source. The first and second optical units are configured to form first and second light distribution patterns in front, respectively. Horizontal illumination widths of the first and second light distribution patterns are substantially equal. Each of the first and second light distribution patterns has a horizontally extending cutoff line at at least a part of an end edge of one of upper and lower sides thereof. The cutoff line of the first light distribution pattern is positioned at the one of the upper and lower sides of the cutoff line of the second light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryotaro Owada
  • Patent number: 10502386
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp comprising: a front lens body; a rear lens unit disposed behind the front lens body; and a light source that emits light to be irradiated forward after passing through the rear lens unit and the front lens body to form a low-beam light distribution pattern, wherein the rear lens unit includes an edge section that defines a cutoff line, and a reflection surface, the reflection surface internally reflects the light from the light source, the edge section includes a first edge part, a second edge part, and a third edge part connecting between the first edge part and the second edge part, the reflection surface includes a first reflection surface including the first edge part, a second reflection surface including the second edge part, and a third reflection surface including the third edge part, and the third reflection surface is inclined with respect to a reference axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shota Nishimura, Kazuma Kamioka
  • Patent number: 10502388
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle lamp capable of uniformly emitting light, which is emitted from light sources and incident on one end surface and the other end surface, from the front surface (lateral surface) thereof. The vehicle lamp includes a light guiding rod extending in a prescribed direction. The light guiding rod includes a front surface, and a rear surface. The front surface includes a first region, a second region, and a third region positioned between the first region and the second region. The first region and the second region are configured to diffuse the light emitted from the first light source and the light emitted from the second light source, in a direction orthogonal to the prescribed direction, respectively. A rear surface is configured to diffuse the light emitted from the first light source and the light emitted from the second light source, in the prescribed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Saito
  • Patent number: 10502379
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting fixture can suppress the generation of uneven luminance regions. The vehicle lighting fixture can include two light sources arranged side by side on right and left sides, two reflecting portions configured to reflect light from the two light sources, respectively, and a shading portion configured to shield part of light reflected by the two reflecting portions. The shading portion includes left and right side portions inclined from its inside portion to its outside portion downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kono, Shinji Yamagata