Patents by Inventor Akihiro Matsui

Akihiro Matsui has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11069877
    Abstract: An organic EL display device is provided with an eaves body that includes a protruding portion outside a display region on a TFT substrate, along an edge portion on which a first inorganic layer and a second inorganic layer of a sealing film are provided. The first inorganic layer and the second inorganic layer cover the protruding portion and are split apart below the protruding portion facing a wall surface of the eaves body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Sonoda, Takeshi Hirase, Hisao Ochi, Takashi Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Akihiro Matsui, Jumpei Takahashi, Yoshinobu Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20210210724
    Abstract: An organic EL display device includes an organic EL element disposed on a flattening film, and a sealing film disposed over the organic EL element, a display region, and a frame region disposed around the display region. The frame region includes a plurality of mask spacers. The flattening film has a recess disposed between the display region and the mask spacers adjacent to the display region. The recess is filled with an organic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: TOHRU SENOO, TAKESHI HIRASE, HISAO OCHI, TAKASHI OCHI, TOHRU SONODA, AKIHIRO MATSUI, YOSHINOBU MIYAMOTO, JUMPEI TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210159453
    Abstract: A display device includes a TFT substrate including a flattening layer on a surface, a sealing film including a resin film that is an ink-jet resin film, and a first bank that surrounds the flattening layer, is covered with the resin film on an inner side, and has a frame shape. The flattening layer includes, on an entire periphery of a circumferential end portion thereof, a recessed and protruding portion provided with recesses and protrusions having sizes different on a first side and a second side in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: JUMPEI TAKAHASHI, HISAO OCHI, TOHRU SENOO, TAKESHI HIRASE, TOHRU SONODA, TAKASHI OCHI, AKIHIRO MATSUI
  • Publication number: 20210135159
    Abstract: A display wiring line provided on a resin substrate layer, a flattening film covering the display wiring line, and an organic EL element provided on the flattening film are provided. The display wiring line includes first to third conductive layers layered sequentially from the resin substrate layer side. In the display wiring line, the second conductive layer is formed with a width smaller than a width of each of the first conductive layer and the third conductive layer, and a portion of a perimeter edge surface corresponding to the second conductive layer includes a recessed portion, and a resin cover covering a perimeter edge surface of the second conductive layer is provided in the recessed portion in a portion of the display wiring line exposed from the flattening film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tohru SENOO, Takeshi HIRASE, Hisao OCHI, Takashi OCHI, Tohru SONODA, Akihiro MATSUI, Jumpei TAKAHASHI, Yoshinobu MIYAMOTO, Takeshi YANEDA
  • Publication number: 20210104757
    Abstract: A system includes an electrical storage device that stores an electric power generated by a fuel cell, an electric load to which the electric power is supplied using the electric power of the fuel cell and/or the electrical storage device, and an electric power control part that controls supply of the electric power to the electric load, and the electric power control part performs warming-up control of the fuel cell when an electric power requested to be generated at the fuel cell is less than a predetermined value, and causes the fuel cell to generate an electric power that is greater than the electric power requested to be generated at the fuel cell and causes to store excess electric power in the electrical storage device when the electric power requested to be generated at the fuel cell is equal to or greater than the predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakai, Akihiro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20210098802
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes fuel cell, an electrical storage device that stores electric power generated by the fuel cell, and a control device that controls generation of power by the fuel cell, that acquires a charging rate of the electrical storage device, when the electric power in the electrical storage device is supplied to external devices, the control device performs first control which increases a charging rate of the electrical storage device and second control which restricts a power generation amount of the fuel cell to be smaller than in the first control and decreases a charging rate of the electrical storage device, and when a temperature detected by the temperature sensor is lower than a predetermined temperature, a power generation amount per hour of the fuel cell in the first control is reduced in comparison when the detected temperature is equal to or greater than the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakai, Akihiro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20210098806
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes fuel cell, electrical storage device that stores electric power generated by the fuel cell, and control device of the fuel cell, the control device performs first control which causes the fuel cell to generate power and increases charging rate of the electrical storage device and second control which restricts output of the fuel cell to be smaller than that in the first control and decreases charging rate of the electrical storage device, and when switching condition, in which electric power demand from the external devices becomes greater than predetermined electric power or state in which electric power demand from the external devices is greater than the predetermined electric power continues for predetermined time, is satisfied, the control device increases power output by the fuel cell during the first control being performed to be larger than that before the switching condition was satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakai, Akihiro Matsui
  • Publication number: 20210028410
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a display device, includes: forming a thin film transistor layer; forming a light-emitting element layer; and forming a sealing layer, wherein the display device includes: a display region; and a frame region being a non-display region formed on an outer side of the display region, during forming the thin film transistor layer, a mask spacer is formed on an outer side of a cutting surface corresponding to an end face of the frame region, the mask spacer on which a deposition mask is placed, during forming the sealing layer, at least one inorganic film is formed through use of the deposition mask, and the at least one inorganic film covers the display region, and is formed on an inner side of the cutting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: AKIHIRO MATSUI, TAKESHI HIRASE, YOSHINOBU MIYAMOTO, TOHRU SONODA, HISAO OCHI, TOHRU SENOO, JUMPEI TAKAHASHI, TAKASHI OCHI
  • Publication number: 20210020863
    Abstract: A display device includes: a base substrate; a TFT layer; a plurality of light-emitting elements; a sealing portion; a display region; and a frame region, wherein the sealing portion includes a first sealing film provided on the plurality of light-emitting elements, a second sealing film provided above the first sealing film, a third sealing film provided above the second sealing film, and a light-transmissive conductive film provided between two sealing films of the first sealing film, the second sealing film, and the third sealing film, an edge of the first sealing film and an edge of the third sealing film are positioned outward of an edge of the second sealing film in the frame region, and the light-transmissive conductive film is electrically connected to a first electrodes or a second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: TOHRU SONODA, TAKASHI OCHI, HISAO OCHI, AKIHIRO MATSUI, TOHRU SENOO, TAKESHI HIRASE, JUMPEI TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20210005842
    Abstract: Each of lead wiring lines that constitutes a TFT layer and is provided to extend parallel to each other in a frame region extends to intersect with a perimeter edge surface of a first organic film that constitutes the TFT layer and is provided on each of the lead wiring lines. A second organic film is provided to cover a lower portion of the perimeter edge surface of the first organic film and each of the lead wiring lines on a side of the perimeter edge surface of the first organic film, the lead wiring lines extending from the perimeter edge surface of the first organic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: JUMPEI TAKAHASHI, AKIHIRO MATSUI, TAKASHI OCHI, TOHRU SONODA, YOSHINOBU MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200276903
    Abstract: A first power source system includes a first motor control section that controls at least torque of a drive motor. When a temperature of an FC is less than or equal to a prescribed temperature Th and a demand for high output is made to the drive motor, the first motor control section limits the torque of the drive motor to be lower than a maximum torque that can be output by the drive motor, and continuously implements this torque limitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji SAKAI, Akihiro MATSUI
  • Patent number: 10714706
    Abstract: An organic EL display device including: a base substrate; an organic EL element formed on the base substrate, and including a plurality of organic EL layers arranged in a matrix shape; and a sealing film formed on the organic EL element, wherein a plurality of subpixels are defined in association with the plurality of organic EL layers, and a plurality of grooves are formed in the sealing film through the interstices among the plurality of subpixels, and a foreign-matter contact portion configured to be in contact with a foreign matter existing on the organic EL element is formed in the sealing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei Takahashi, Tohru Sonoda, Takashi Ochi, Takeshi Hirase, Hisao Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Akihiro Matsui
  • Patent number: 10673017
    Abstract: An organic EL display device includes an organic EL element and a sealing film. The organic EL element is formed over a display region of a base substrate. The sealing film covers the organic EL element. The sealing film includes a first barrier layer, a buffer layer, and a second barrier layer. The first barrier layer includes a first inorganic film and is disposed on the surface of the organic EL element. The buffer layer includes an organic film and is disposed on the surface of the first barrier layer. The second barrier layer includes a second inorganic film and is disposed on the surface of the buffer layer. The first barrier layer includes micropores in the surface, the surface being in contact with the buffer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Hirase, Tohru Sonoda, Takashi Ochi, Hisao Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Akihiro Matsui, Jumpei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10644238
    Abstract: The embodiment provides a method and an apparatus for manufacturing a semiconductor element showing high conversion efficiency and having a perovskite structure. The embodiment is a method for manufacturing a semiconductor element comprising an active layer having a perovskite structure. Said active layer is produced by the steps of: forming a coating film by directly or indirectly coating a first or second electrode with a coating solution containing a precursor compound for the perovskite structure and an organic solvent capable of dissolving said precursor compound; and then starting to blow a gas onto said coating film before formation reaction of the perovskite structure is completed in said coating film. Another embodiment is an apparatus for manufacturing a semiconductor element according to the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Gotanda, Shigehiko Mori, Akihiro Matsui, Haruhi Oooka
  • Publication number: 20200127312
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell, an air pump which supplies air to the fuel cell, a passenger presence or absence determination unit which determines the presence or absence of a passenger in a vehicle in which the fuel cell and the air pump are installed, a discharge flow rate determination unit which determines a discharge flow rate of the air pump when the fuel cell is warmed up, in accordance with the presence or absence of the passenger in the vehicle, and a control unit which controls the air pump on the basis of the discharge flow rate determined by the discharge flow rate determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakai, Akihiro Matsui, Kuniaki Ojima
  • Publication number: 20200122605
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes an air pump configured to supply air to a fuel cell, and a discharge flow rate determination unit which determines a discharge flow rate of the air pump when warming up the fuel cell, in accordance with a speed of a vehicle in which the fuel cell and the air pump are installed, or a required drive output of the vehicle. The discharge flow rate determination unit increases the discharge flow rate in the case that the speed or the required drive output is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold value, and decreases the discharge flow rate in the case that the speed or the required drive output is less than the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakai, Akihiro Matsui, Kuniaki Ojima
  • Publication number: 20200127309
    Abstract: An FC control unit selectively supplies electrical power of an FC unit to one or both of a battery and a battery heater, based on at least one of whether an SOC of the battery is higher or lower than a preset threshold value, and whether a battery temperature is higher or lower than a preset temperature threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ryoji Sakai, Akihiro Matsui, Kuniaki Ojima
  • Patent number: 10608062
    Abstract: A bank (BK1b) and a bank (BK1a) having a height less than a height of the bank (BK1b) are intermittently provided on a bank (BK1) covering a peripheral portion of each first electrode (21) of a light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei Takahashi, Takeshi Hirase, Hisao Ochi, Takashi Ochi, Tohru Senoo, Tohru Sonoda, Akihiro Matsui, Yoshinobu Miyamoto
  • Publication number: 20200091459
    Abstract: The organic EL display device includes a third organic insulating film pattern portion, which includes a groove on an upper surface thereof, between a display region and at least part of an edge portion of a TFT substrate. A first inorganic layer and a second inorganic layer of a sealing film cover the third organic insulating film pattern portion and at least part of the edge portion in a plan view, and are split apart in the groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tohru SENOO, Takeshi HIRASE, Hisao OCHI, Takashi OCHI, Tohru SONODA, Jumpei TAKAHASHI, Akihiro MATSUI, Yoshinobu MIYAMOTO
  • Patent number: 10573853
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display device includes a step of forming a first inorganic film constituting a sealing film and a step of forming an organic film constituting the sealing film. Between these steps, the method further includes a foreign matter inspection step of inspecting a substrate surface on which the first inorganic film has been formed and identifying the location of a foreign matter adhering to the substrate surface, and a partial ejection step of using an ink-jet method to eject ink to be formed a part of the organic film at the location of the foreign matter on the substrate surface identified in the foreign matter inspection step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tohru Senoo, Takeshi Hirase, Hisao Ochi, Takashi Ochi, Tohru Sonoda, Jumpei Takahashi, Akihiro Matsui, Yoshinobu Miyamoto