Patents by Inventor Akihiro Ogawa

Akihiro Ogawa 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).

  • Publication number: 20210096918
    Abstract: A system including: one or a plurality of sensors correspondingly connected to each of a plurality of devices; a reception unit configured to receive sensor information corresponding to a detection signal of each of the one or plurality of sensors, the sensor information being transmitted from the plurality of devices; a plurality of processing units configured to process the sensor information received by the reception unit; and a control unit configured to input the sensor information received by the reception unit, to any of the plurality of processing units, on the basis of information about delay in communication of the sensor information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20210098527
    Abstract: A display device, includes: a substrate; a plurality of pixels provided on the substrate; and a plurality of light emitting elements provided in each of the pixels. A first distance between a top surface of the substrate and one of the light emitting elements in a direction perpendicular to the top surface of the substrate, in a center portion of a display region of the substrate, is different from a second distance between the top surface of the substrate and another one of the light emitting elements in the direction perpendicular to the top surface of the substrate, in a periphery portion of the display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Masanobu Ikeda, Yoshinori Aoki, Akihiro Ogawa, Yasuhiro Kanaya
  • Publication number: 20210091260
    Abstract: A method for repairing a display device, the display device including a plurality of inorganic light emitting elements arranged in a matrix and an insulator arranged around the plurality of inorganic light emitting elements, the method comprising steps of: detecting a defective inorganic light emitting element as the inorganic light emitting element having a defect; removing the insulator around the defective inorganic light emitting element while the defective inorganic light emitting element remains without being removed by irradiating the insulator around the defective inorganic light emitting element with irradiation light; and removing the defective inorganic light emitting element after the insulator therearound has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventor: Akihiro OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10938596
    Abstract: A switch device being equipped with an acquisition section for acquiring environmental information indicating the surrounding environment of a vehicle provided with a plurality of function sections; a switching section for performing relay processing for relaying communication data from at least one of the function sections to at least one of the other function sections; and a setting section for setting the priority level of the communication data in the relay processing on the basis of the environmental information acquired by the acquisition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ogawa, Akihito Iwata, Hirofumi Urayama, Takeshi Hagihara, Yashuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Publication number: 20210057483
    Abstract: A display device comprises: a substrate; a plurality of pixels provided to the substrate; and a plurality of light emitting elements provided to the respective pixels. The light emitting elements include a plurality of first light emitting elements, a plurality of second light emitting elements, and a plurality of third light emitting elements, the first light emitting elements are arrayed on the substrate in a first direction and a second direction, the third light emitting element has a part not overlapping the first light emitting element or the second light emitting element when one of the pixels is viewed in the first direction, and the third light emitting element has a part not overlapping the first light emitting element or the second light emitting element when one of the pixels is viewed in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Masanobu IKEDA, Yoshinori AOKI, Akihiro OGAWA, Yasuhiro KANAYA
  • Publication number: 20210011711
    Abstract: A control device according to this disclosure includes: a communication unit configured to communicate with an on-vehicle control device via an in-vehicle communication line; and a control unit configured to control the communication unit. The control unit executes: an acquisition process of acquiring a first time and a second time described below; and a determination process of determining, based on a result of comparison between the first time and the second time that have been acquired, whether or not rollback to a control program before update is necessary in the on-vehicle control device that is updating the control program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro OGAWA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Tatsuya IZUMI, Takayuki NAKANO
  • Patent number: 10892913
    Abstract: A gateway that is mounted on a vehicle, includes: a communication unit that can communicate with an external device through other gateway capable of communicating with the external device outside the vehicle, wherein said other gateway includes a switch unit that executes relay processing of relaying communication data and a processing unit that controls the relay processing of the switch unit, wherein said communication unit can relay communication data received from said switch unit to a device inside said vehicle, said gateway further including: a control unit that determines abnormality in said other gateway and if it is determined that said abnormality occurs, controls relay processing of said other gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Iwata, Hirofumi Urayama, Akihiro Ogawa, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Publication number: 20210005080
    Abstract: The system includes a server and an on-vehicle device of a vehicle. The on-vehicle device includes a collecting unit for collecting sensor information detected by a sensor on the vehicle, a transmission unit for transmitting the sensor information collected by the collecting unit, to the server via a communication line, a reception unit for receiving data including a line speed of the communication line in an expected traveling area of the vehicle, from outside of the vehicle, a line management unit for determining, as a predicted line speed, the line speed of the communication line at an expected traveling position of the vehicle in a future, on the basis of the data received by the reception unit, and a control unit for determining a parameter relevant to transmission of the sensor information collected by the collecting unit to the server, on the basis of the predicted line speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10862703
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication system includes first and second switch devices that perform a relay process of relaying data in an in-vehicle network, the first switch device includes a switch unit and a processing unit that performs the relay process via the switch unit, the switch unit transmits target data to the second switch device instead of outputting the target data to the processing unit when an abnormality in the processing unit is detected, the target data being data which is received from a device other than the second switch device and is to undergo the relay process performed by the processing unit, and the second switch device performs a proxy process of relaying the target data received from the switch unit instead of the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Ogawa, Hirofumi Urayama, Koichi Takayama, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Publication number: 20200361412
    Abstract: An on-vehicle device is mounted on a vehicle, and includes: a processing unit; a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the vehicle is in a predetermined stop state; and a secure area that is accessible from the processing unit when the processing unit has output predetermined information. The secure area has, stored therein, control information that allows an external device to control the on-vehicle device. When the determination unit has made a positive determination, the processing unit accesses the secure area and performs an acquisition process of acquiring the control information from the secure area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicants: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD., AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro OGAWA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200350438
    Abstract: A thin film transistor (TFT) substrate includes: a first gate line and a second gate line extending in a first direction; a signal line intersecting with the first gate line and the second gate line in a plan view; a semiconductor film coupled to the signal line; a drain electrode coupled to the semiconductor film; a planarizing film covering the signal line and the drain electrode; and a pixel electrode coupled to the drain electrode. The semiconductor film comprises a first linear portion extending parallel to the first gate line and a second linear portion extending parallel to the second gate line. The first and second gate lines are located between the first and second linear portions in the plan view. A first contact hole of the planarizing film coupling the drain electrode to the pixel electrode is located between the first and second gate lines in the plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventor: Akihiro OGAWA
  • Patent number: 10826720
    Abstract: A switching device is a switching device mounted on a vehicle and includes a plurality of communication ports connectable to cables for Ethernet communication, a circuit operated by using power supplied via each of the communication ports, an acquisition unit that acquires a measurement result for noise of the power supplied via each of the communication ports, and a determination unit that performs determination processing for determining whether or not power to be supplied via a corresponding one of the communication ports is to be output to the circuit based on the measurement result for noise acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Iwata, Hirofumi Urayama, Akihiro Ogawa, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 10812290
    Abstract: An on-vehicle communication system mounted on a vehicle comprises a first switching device, a second switching device and a third switching device each including a first communication port and a second communication port. The first communication port and the second communication port of the first switching device are respectively connected to the first communication port of the second switching device and the first communication port of the third switching device, and the second communication port of the second switching device and the second communication port of the third switching device are connected to each other. Each of the first switching device, the second switching device and the third switching device measures a reception signal quality for the first communication port of the device itself and a reception signal quality for the second communication port of the device itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Iwata, Hirofumi Urayama, Akihiro Ogawa, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Publication number: 20200319522
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a substrate includes an insulating base material, a pixel electrode provided on one surface side of the base material, a common electrode provided between the base material and the pixel electrode. All sides on an outer periphery of the common electrode are located inside the pixel electrode in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka HAYASHI, Akihiro OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200301695
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a switching unit configured to switch a state of a first and a second on-vehicle power supply to a power or a non-power supplying state, an acquisition unit configured to acquire operation information indicating whether the control device is in an operating or non-operating state, and a control unit configured to execute, in a case where a combination of the first and the second power supply is changed from a first to a second pattern, start-up control to determine a state in the second pattern, of an on-vehicle control device suppliable with power from the first power supply, based on the operation information in the first pattern. The first pattern is the first power supply in the power supplying state and the second power supply in the non-power supplying state. The second pattern in the first and second power supplies are in the power supplying state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro OGAWA, Tatsuya IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20200286439
    Abstract: A performance of a display apparatus is improved. A display apparatus has a display region, a transparent region and a frame region. The display apparatus includes a plurality of scan signal lines extending in an X direction in the display region and a plurality of image signal lines extending in a Y direction in the display region. The plurality of image signal lines include a first wiring (image signal line) and a second wiring (image signal line). The first wiring includes a first bypass wiring portion arranged in the frame region and a first extension wiring portion connected to an end of the first bypass wiring portion and extending in the Y direction. The second wiring includes a second bypass wiring portion arranged in the frame region and a second extension wiring portion connected to an end of the second bypass wiring portion and extending in the Y direction. In a plan view, the first wiring and the second wiring intersect with each other at the frame region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Gen KOIDE, Akihiro OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200271976
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a first area including a display area, a second area adjacent to the first area, and an organic insulating layer formed over the first area and the second area. The second substrate includes a substrate end located in a border between the first area and the second area, and overlaps the first area. The organic insulating layer includes a first groove portion surrounding the display area and formed in a circular shape along an outline of the first substrate. The first groove portion includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The first and second sidewalls intersect the substrate end in a plan view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Gen KOIDE, Akihiro OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20200220838
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication device is an in-vehicle communication device that performs a relay process of relaying data between functional units in an in-vehicle network, and includes a communication unit that performs the relay process using correspondence information indicating a correspondence relation between an Internet protocol (IP) address and a media access control (MAC) address of one or more functional units, an address managing unit that generates the correspondence information, and an authenticating unit that performs an authentication process for the functional unit, in which the authenticating unit performs the authentication process for the functional unit in which an IP address and a MAC address are newly registered in the correspondence information by the address managing unit, and the address managing unit deletes the correspondence relation of the functional unit from the correspondence information when the authentication process for the newly registered functional unit is not successfully
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicants: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro OGAWA, Hideki MAEDA, Hirofumi URAYAMA, Takeshi HAGIHARA, Yasuhiro YABUUCHI
  • Patent number: 10705027
    Abstract: A detecting method of optically detecting a surface defect of a moving steel material includes an irradiation step of irradiating an examination target part with illumination light beams from different directions by two or more distinguishable light sources whose light emission durations are set based on at least an allowable positional displacement of an image, the two or more distinguishable light sources repeatedly emitting light such that their light emission timings thereof do not overlap each other; and a detection step of obtaining images by reflected light beams of the respective illumination light beams and detecting a surface defect in the examination target part by executing subtraction processing between the obtained images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ono, Toshifumi Kodama, Takahiro Koshihara, Akihiro Ogawa, Yukinori Iizuka
  • Publication number: 20200210167
    Abstract: A control apparatus that includes an in-vehicle communication unit configured to communicate with an on-vehicle control device, a storage unit configured to store a plurality of types of communication paths from the in-vehicle communication unit to the on-vehicle control device, and a selection unit configured to select a transmission path for transmitting an update program to the on-vehicle control device, among the plurality of types of stored communication paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro OGAWA, Yoshihisa NAGAMURA