Patents by Inventor Hiromi Saitoh

Hiromi Saitoh 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: 8310635
    Abstract: The invention provides, an electro-optic device that can include a pair of substrates sandwiching an electro-optic substance therebetween. The electro-optic device can further include a coating member including an antistatic material and being disposed on a surface not opposing the electro-optic substance of at least one of the pair of substrates. Accordingly, problems of dust adhesion on the surface of the electro-optic device and dust projection can be solved so as to enable images with high quality to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Publication number: 20110128479
    Abstract: The invention provides, an electro-optic device that can include a pair of substrates sandwiching an electro-optic substance therebetween. The electro-optic device can further include a coating member including an antistatic material and being disposed on a surface not opposing the electro-optic substance of at least one of the pair of substrates. Accordingly, problems of dust adhesion on the surface of the electro-optic device and dust projection can be solved so as to enable images with high quality to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7911571
    Abstract: The invention provides, an electro-optic device that can include a pair of substrates sandwiching an electro-optic substance therebetween. The electro-optic device can further include a coating member including an antistatic material and being disposed on a surface not opposing the electro-optic substance of at least one of the pair of substrates. Accordingly, problems of dust adhesion on the surface of the electro-optic device and dust projection can be solved so as to enable images with high quality to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Publication number: 20090190079
    Abstract: The invention provides, an electro-optic device that can include a pair of substrates sandwiching an electro-optic substance therebetween. The electro-optic device can further include a coating member including an antistatic material and being disposed on a surface not opposing the electro-optic substance of at least one of the pair of substrates. Accordingly, problems of dust adhesion on the surface of the electro-optic device and dust projection can be solved so as to enable images with high quality to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7391491
    Abstract: The invention provides, an electro-optic device that can include a pair of substrates sandwiching an electro-optic substance therebetween. The electro-optic device can further include a coating member including an antistatic material and being disposed on a surface not opposing the electro-optic substance of at least one of the pair of substrates. Accordingly, problems of dust adhesion on the surface of the electro-optic device and dust projection can be solved so as to enable images with high quality to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7372517
    Abstract: It is possible to display high quality images by reducing or preventing heat accumulation in an electro-optical device, reducing or preventing undesired force from being applied to the electro-optical device due to the expansion and contraction of a mounting case, and reducing or preventing dislocation of the electro-optical device in the mounting case. The electro-optical device having an image display region, on which projection light from a light source is incident light, is encased in the mounting case constituted of a plate and a cover. One of the plate and the cover includes a resin member to fix the electro-optical device to the mounting case and a metal member including a window corresponding to the image display region in the electro-optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Saitoh, Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima
  • Patent number: 7289172
    Abstract: An electro-optical device encased in a mounting case having an image display region, on which projection light from a light source is incident, includes a mounting case including a plate disposed to face one surface of the electro-optical device and a cover to cover the electro-optical device, a portion of the cover abutting against the plate, the mounting case accommodating the electro-optical device by holding at least a portion of the peripheral region located at the circumference of the image display region of the electro-optical device with at least one of the plate and the cover. Then, at least one of the plate and the cover being bonded to the electro-optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kojima, Hiromi Saitoh, Tomoaki Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7245334
    Abstract: The invention provides an electro-optical device that displays high quality images regardless of temperature circumstances of the surroundings. The electro-optical device can be encased in a mounting case which accommodates a liquid crystal panel in which projection light is incident on an image display region from a light source. The mounting case can include a plate arranged so as to face one surface of the liquid crystal panel, a cover arranged so as to cover the plate and the liquid crystal panel, an adhesive for attaching the plate to the liquid crystal panel, and adhesive pockets provided in at least one of the plate and the cover, for accommodating the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima, Hiromi Saitoh
  • Publication number: 20070153191
    Abstract: The invention provides, an electro-optic device that can include a pair of substrates sandwiching an electro-optic substance therebetween. The electro-optic device can further include a coating member including an antistatic material and being disposed on a surface not opposing the electro-optic substance of at least one of the pair of substrates. Accordingly, problems of dust adhesion on the surface of the electro-optic device and dust projection can be solved so as to enable images with high quality to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7218373
    Abstract: The invention provides a technique to effectively cool an electro-optical device in the electro-optical device encased in a mounting case. The mounting case can include a plate member arranged so as to face one surface of a liquid crystal panel and a cover member arranged so as to cover the plate and the liquid crystal panel. Cooling-air guiding portions that include at least some of the side surfaces of the liquid crystal panel as at least some of the surfaces that constitute the passage can be provided in the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kojima, Hiromi Saitoh, Tomoaki Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7209202
    Abstract: The invention provides, an electro-optic device that can include a pair of substrates sandwiching an electro-optic substance therebetween. The electro-optic device can further include a coating member including an antistatic material and being disposed on a surface not opposing the electro-optic substance of at least one of the pair of substrates. Accordingly, problems of dust adhesion on the surface of the electro-optic device and dust projection can be solved so as to enable images with high quality to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7139062
    Abstract: The invention provides a display panel, a transparent member placed on at least one of an incident surface and an emergent surface of the display panel, and a gap member placed between at least one of the display panel and the transparent member to form a gap therebetween. Accordingly, the effect of cooling the liquid crystal panel, the transparent member, and a display panel case is enhanced to extend the lifetime of the device and to reduce noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7098972
    Abstract: The invention provides a cased electro-optical apparatus that can include an electro-optical unit that receives light in the image display area from a light source, a plate that opposes one side of the electro-optical unit, and a cover for covering the electro-optical unit. The cased electro-optical apparatus can have a case for containing the electro-optical unit by supporting at least a portion of the periphery of the image display area of the electro-optical unit by the plate and/or the cover. One of the plate and the cover is selected from a plurality of ones having different shapes and each of the plurality of ones is attachable to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Saitoh, Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima
  • Patent number: 7093960
    Abstract: An electro-optical device cased in a mounting case includes an electro-optical device having an image display region on which projection light from a light source is incident, and a mounting case including a plate disposed to face one surface of the electro-optical device and a cover to cover the electro-optical device, a portion of the cover abutting against the plate, the mounting case accommodating the electro-optical device by holding at least a portion of a peripheral region located at the circumference of the image display region of the electro-optical device with at least one of the plate and the cover. In addition, the cover includes a cooling air introducing portion, and the cooling air introducing portion having a cooling air guiding portion to allow the cooling air which is blown to the electro-optical device encased in the mounting case to flow toward the image display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kojima, Hiromi Saitoh, Tomoaki Miyashita
  • Patent number: 7068343
    Abstract: The end surfaces of a transparent substrate to be adhered to an element-formed substrate are disposed outwardly of the corresponding end surfaces of the element-formed substrate, and the end surfaces of a transparent substrate to be adhered to an opposite substrate are disposed outwardly of the corresponding end surfaces of the opposite substrate, so that stepped portions are formed, with an adhesion portion being formed between the corresponding end surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7038742
    Abstract: It is possible to display high quality images by reducing or preventing heat accumulation in an electro-optical device, reducing or preventing undesired force from being applied to the electro-optical device due to the expansion and contraction of a mounting case, and reducing or preventing dislocation of the electro-optical device in the mounting case. The electro-optical device having an image display region, on which projection light from a light source is incident light, is encased in the mounting case constituted of a plate and a cover. One of the plate and the cover includes a resin member to fix the electro-optical device to the mounting case and a metal member including a window corresponding to the image display region in the electro-optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Saitoh, Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima
  • Publication number: 20060082697
    Abstract: It is possible to display high quality images by reducing or preventing heat accumulation in an electro-optical device, reducing or preventing undesired force from being applied to the electro-optical device due to the expansion and contraction of a mounting case, and reducing or preventing dislocation of the electro-optical device in the mounting case. The electro-optical device having an image display region, on which projection light from a light source is incident light, is encased in the mounting case constituted of a plate and a cover. One of the plate and the cover includes a resin member to fix the electro-optical device to the mounting case and a metal member including a window corresponding to the image display region in the electro-optical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Saitoh, Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima
  • Patent number: D518501
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima, Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: D520552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima, Hiromi Saitoh
  • Patent number: D521044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Miyashita, Hiroyuki Kojima, Hiromi Saitoh