Patents by Inventor Hiromichi Tanaka

Hiromichi Tanaka 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: 11333914
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Patent number: 11226509
    Abstract: Performance of a display apparatus is improved. The display apparatus includes: a substrate having a side surface (first side surface); a backlight unit (light supply portion) having a side surface (second side surface); a flexible wiring board having a wiring electrically connected to a terminal (first terminal) and having an insulating film with flexibility covering the wiring; and a double-sided tape. The flexible wiring board is bonded to the side surface of the backlight unit through the double-sided tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ito, Kaoru Inoue, Hiromichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20210349348
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a backlight under the display panel, and an adhesive placed so as to extend over a side face of the display panel and a side face of the backlight. An outer face of the adhesive opposite to a face of the adhesive bonded to the side face of the display panel and the side face of the backlight is formed as a flat face along one or both of the side face of the display panel and the side face of the backlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneki, Ken HIRABAYASHI, Hiromichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20210341781
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru INOUE, Hiromichi TANAKA, Takeshi KANEKI
  • Patent number: 11106066
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Patent number: 11011306
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component that includes a ceramic insulator and an inner conductor layer disposed in the ceramic insulator. The inner conductor layer contains a metal and a metal oxide containing at least one first metal element selected from Ti, Mg, and Zr, first insulator regions that contain at least one second metal element selected from Ti, Mg, and Zr and that are discontinuous from the ceramic insulator and present in a dispersed state in the inner conductor layer, and a second insulator region containing a third metal element the same as the second metal element contained in the first insulator regions and present around the inner conductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Yuki Takemori
  • Publication number: 20210096418
    Abstract: A display device includes a panel, a backlight, and an adhesive tape. The backlight is placed under the panel. The adhesive tape has a light blocking property and is bonded to an end face of the panel and the backlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Hiromichi TANAKA, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Publication number: 20210033911
    Abstract: Performance of a display apparatus is improved. The display apparatus includes: a substrate having a side surface (first side surface); a backlight unit (light supply portion) having a side surface (second side surface); a flexible wiring board having a wiring electrically connected to a terminal (first terminal) and having an insulating film with flexibility covering the wiring; and a double-sided tape. The flexible wiring board is bonded to the side surface of the backlight unit through the double-sided tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka ITO, Kaoru INOUE, Hiromichi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10877303
    Abstract: A display device includes a panel, a backlight, and an adhesive tape. The backlight is placed under the panel. The adhesive tape has a light blocking property and is bonded to an end face of the panel and the backlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Publication number: 20200292871
    Abstract: A display device which is an electro-optical device includes a panel including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer and having a display region, a transparent region provided inside the display region, and a frame region provided between the transparent region and the display region. A backlight unit is provided below the panel so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A bezel is provided below the backlight unit so as not to overlap with the transparent region. A cover member is provided above the second substrate so as to overlap with the transparent region. Also, a cap film made of a material different from that of the bezel covers at least a lateral side of the backlight unit in the frame region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kaoru INOUE, Hiromichi TANAKA, Takeshi KANEKI
  • Patent number: 10739514
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a light source device includes a wiring substrate including a mount region, a plurality of light sources arranged and mounted on the mount region of the wiring substrate, and a heat reactive adhesive sheet adhered to the wiring substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kaneki, Hiromichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10710583
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus configured to perform driving aid control using map information stored in a storage, where the map information includes attribute information concerning roads on which a vehicle carrying the apparatus may travel and widths of the respective roads. In the vehicle control apparatus, a road recognizer is configured to recognize a travelled road that is a road on which the own vehicle is traveling. An information acquirer is configured to acquire the attribute information of the travelled road. An image acquirer is configured to acquire an image captured by the imager. A search range setter is configured to, using the attribute information acquired by the information acquirer, set a search range in the captured image for searching for a road border that is an edge or a demarcation line of the travelled road. A border recognizer is configured to recognize the road border in the search range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromichi Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20200183219
    Abstract: A display device includes a panel, a backlight, and an adhesive tape. The backlight is placed under the panel. The adhesive tape has a light blocking property and is bonded to an end face of the panel and the backlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Patent number: 10606108
    Abstract: A display device includes a panel, a backlight, and an adhesive tape. The backlight is placed under the panel. The adhesive tape has a light blocking property and is bonded to an end face of the panel and the backlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Patent number: 10596472
    Abstract: A user apparatus is provided that is connected via a network to a server apparatus, the server apparatus being connected to at least one other user apparatus via the network. The user apparatus includes a receiver that receives new messages distributed from the server apparatus via the network, and a display device that sequentially displays the new messages received from the server apparatus on a display area of a display screen. A specific old message may be selectively retained in the display area of the user apparatus instead of being updated by display area update processing. Additionally, the display area update processing sequentially displays the new messages when there is no specific old message identified with high importance, and retains the specific old message in the display area when the specific old message is identified with high importance, even when a new message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Tomohiro Kusano
  • Publication number: 20190061753
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus configured to perform driving aid control using map information stored in a storage, where the map information includes attribute information concerning roads on which a vehicle carrying the apparatus may travel and widths of the respective roads. In the vehicle control apparatus, a road recognizer is configured to recognize a travelled road that is a road on which the own vehicle is traveling. An information acquirer is configured to acquire the attribute information of the travelled road. An image acquirer is configured to acquire an image captured by the imager. A search range setter is configured to, using the attribute information acquired by the information acquirer, set a search range in the captured image for searching for a road border that is an edge or a demarcation line of the travelled road. A border recognizer is configured to recognize the road border in the search range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Hiromichi TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20190051458
    Abstract: A ceramic electronic component that includes a ceramic insulator and an inner conductor layer disposed in the ceramic insulator. The inner conductor layer contains a metal and a metal oxide containing at least one first metal element selected from Ti, Mg, and Zr, first insulator regions that contain at least one second metal element selected from Ti, Mg, and Zr and that are discontinuous from the ceramic insulator and present in a dispersed state in the inner conductor layer, and a second insulator region containing a third metal element the same as the second metal element contained in the first insulator regions and present around the inner conductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Yuki Takemori
  • Publication number: 20190025498
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a light source device includes a wiring substrate including a mount region, a plurality of light sources arranged and mounted on the mount region of the wiring substrate, and a heat reactive adhesive sheet adhered to the wiring substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Takeshi KANEKI, Hiromichi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10101524
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display apparatus includes: a display panel; a backlight device disposed on a back surface side of the display panel; an adhesive member bonding the display panel to the backlight device; and a housing covering a back surface side of the backlight device. The housing includes a bottom portion and a wall portion rising from a periphery of the bottom portion toward the display panel side. The adhesive member is disposed between the display panel and the wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki
  • Publication number: 20180120498
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display apparatus includes: a display panel; a backlight device disposed on a back surface side of the display panel; an adhesive member bonding the display panel to the backlight device; and a housing covering a back surface side of the backlight device. The housing includes a bottom portion and a wall portion rising from a periphery of the bottom portion toward the display panel side. The adhesive member is disposed between the display panel and the wall portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tanaka, Takeshi Kaneki