Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Abe

Hiroyuki Abe 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: 20210131168
    Abstract: A glass panel unit includes: a first glass pane; a second glass pane disposed to face the first glass pane; a frame disposed between the first glass pane and the second glass pane and hermetically bonding a first peripheral portion of the first glass pane and a second peripheral portion of the second glass pane together, the first peripheral portion extending along an outer periphery of the first glass pane, the second peripheral portion extending along an outer periphery of the second glass pane; a vacuum space surrounded by the first glass pane, the second glass pane, and the frame; a gas adsorbent disposed in the vacuum space; and a thermal insulation layer disposed between the gas adsorbent and the second glass pane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Masataka NONAKA, Eiichi URIU, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Hiroyuki ABE, Takeshi SHIMIZU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210131167
    Abstract: An assembly includes: a pair of glass substrates; a peripheral wall disposed between the glass substrates; partitions; an evacuation port; and air passages. The partitions are provided to partition an internal space, surrounded with the glass substrates and the peripheral wall, into an evacuation space and a ventilation space. The evacuation port connects the ventilation space to an external environment. The air passages are used to evacuate the evacuation space through the evacuation port. The air passages include particular air passages arranged in a second direction perpendicular to a first direction, in which the glass substrates face each other, to constitute a ventilation path running through the internal space in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Eiichi URIU, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Takeshi SHIMIZU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210131169
    Abstract: A glass panel unit manufacturing method includes a glue arrangement step, a pillar forming step, an assembly forming step, a bonding step, an evacuation step, and a sealing step. The glue arrangement step includes arranging a hot glue including a frame member and a partition on either a first panel having a predetermined degree of warpage or a second panel. The pillar forming step includes placing pillars on either the first or second panel. The assembly forming step includes forming an assembly. The bonding step includes heating the assembly with the first panel arranged to form an upper part of the assembly and the second panel arranged to form a lower part of the assembly to bond the first panel and the second panel together. The evacuation step includes reducing pressure in an internal space. The sealing step includes creating a hermetically sealed evacuated space by closing an exhaust port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMIZU, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Eiichi URIU, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210123295
    Abstract: An assembly includes a plurality of partitions to partition an internal space, surrounded with a pair of glass substrates arranged to face each other and a the peripheral wall having a frame shape and provided between the pair of glass substrates, into an evacuation space and a ventilation space. The plurality of partitions includes a first partition and a second partition, of which lengths are defined in two different directions. An end of the second partition faces a side portion of the first partition with a predetermined gap left between them. A space between the end of the second partition and the side portion of the first partition constitutes an air passage to evacuate the evacuation space through an evacuation port. The second partition includes, at the end thereof, a swollen portion protruding toward the evacuation space at least along the width of the second partition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Eiichi URIU, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Takeshi SHIMIZU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210123297
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a glass panel unit includes a glue arrangement step, a pillar placement step, an assembly forming step, a bonding step, an evacuation step, and a sealing step. The evacuation step reduces pressure in an internal space by exhausting, with predetermined suction power, a gas from the internal space via a valve and an exhaust port. The valve includes a first valve allowing the gas to flow through a first channel area and a second valve allowing the gas to flow through a second channel area larger than the first channel area. The evacuation step includes a first evacuation step to be performed first and a second evacuation step to be performed next. In the first evacuation step, the first valve is opened and the second valve is closed. In the second evacuation step, the first valve is closed and the second valve is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Takeshi SHIMIZU, Masataka NONAKA, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA, Eiichi URIU, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Hiroyuki ABE
  • Patent number: 10988973
    Abstract: A glass panel unit includes: a first panel; a second panel facing the first panel; a sealing member bonded to respective facing peripheral portions of the first panel and the second panel; and at least one spacer provided in a reduced pressure space between the first panel and the second panel. The at least one spacer includes a resin body and at least one ultraviolet protective layer provided on a surface of the resin body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eiichi Uriu, Hiroyuki Abe, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Publication number: 20210115729
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a glass panel unit includes an adhesive disposing step, a glass composite generation step, an internal space forming step, an evacuation step, and an evacuated space forming step. The adhesive disposing step includes disposing a thermal adhesive on a second panel. The glass composite generation step includes generating a glass composite including a first panel, the second panel, and the thermal adhesive. The internal space forming step includes heating the glass composite to melt the thermal adhesive to form internal spaces (a first space and a second space). The evacuation step includes exhausting gas from the internal space to evacuate the internal space. The evacuated space forming step includes heating and applying force to part of a first portion or a second portion to deform the part to close an evacuation path to form an evacuated space hermetically closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Eiichi URIU, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Takeshi SHIMIZU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210109622
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a touch panel display device includes sensor electrodes, an electrode driver, and lines for connection between the electrode driver and the sensor electrodes. The sensor electrodes include first and second electrodes. The lines include first and second lines connected to the first and second electrodes. The second line includes first portions drawn in a direction opposite to terminals of the electrode driver, and a second portion drawn in a direction to the terminals. The first portions are connected to one another via a coupling line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori AOKI, Hiroyuki ABE
  • Publication number: 20210110780
    Abstract: A display device with a variant-shape display region other than the rectangular display region is configured to form a scanning line drive circuit along the variant-shape display region. The scanning line drive circuit includes bus wiring group with clock wiring for supplying clocks with three or more phases and the power supply wiring for supplying power, and the unit circuits for configuring the shift register including five or more transistors. The bus wiring and the unit circuits are formed on the different regions so as not to cross with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki SUZUKI, Hiroyuki ABE
  • Publication number: 20210108458
    Abstract: A glass panel unit assembly includes: a pair of glass substrates arranged to face each other; a peripheral wall; a partition; an air passage; and an evacuation port. The peripheral wall has a frame shape and is disposed between the pair of glass substrates. The partition partitions an internal space, surrounded with the pair of glass substrates and the peripheral wall, into a first space and a second space. The air passage connects the first space and the second space together. The evacuation port connects the second space to an external environment. The partition is lower in height than the peripheral wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Eiichi URIU, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Takeshi SHIMIZU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10974985
    Abstract: A glass panel unit manufacturing method includes a bonding step, a pressure reducing step, and a sealing step. The bonding step includes bonding together a first substrate and a second substrate with a first sealant to create an inner space. The pressure reducing step includes producing a reduced pressure in the inner space through an exhaust port that the first substrate has. The sealing step includes melting and expanding a second sealant, inserted into the exhaust port, by heating the second sealant and thereby sealing the exhaust port up with the second sealant expanded to the point of coming into contact with a dam arranged in the inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shimizu, Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Hiroyuki Abe, Haruhiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10977974
    Abstract: An inspection circuit is properly protected in a display device, which the driver IC is not on the terminal area. A liquid crystal display device comprising a TFT substrate having a display area, in which video signal lines are formed, and a terminal area; a counter substrate overlapping with the display area of the TFT substrate; the counter substrate and the TFT substrate are adhered by the seal material, the display area is formed in an area surrounded by the seal material; wherein the flexible wiring circuit substrate connects to the terminal area, the driver IC, which supplies video signals to the video signal lines, is not installed in the terminal area, the inspection circuit is formed between the display area and the terminal area, wherein the inspection circuit overlaps with the counter substrate in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Kentaro Agata
  • Patent number: 10976624
    Abstract: It is possible to reduce a size of a lower frame region to ensure a wiring corrosion margin equivalent to that of a conventional technique. In a display device, a video signal wiring arranged in the lower frame region includes, in a region between a terminal section (terminal) and a video signal line, a first wiring formed on a first wiring layer and having one end connected to the terminal section to which a video signal line driving circuit is connected, a second wiring formed on a second wiring layer different from the first wiring layer and having one end connected to the other end of the first wiring, and a third wiring formed on the first wiring layer and having one end connected to the other end of the second wiring. The other end of the third wiring is connected to the video signal line via a fourth wiring formed on the second wiring layer, and the first wiring layer is formed on the side closer to an array substrate than to the second wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Kentaro Agata
  • Patent number: 10969641
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device having an outer shape of a display region formed other than a rectangle. A driver for supplying a video signal is disposed outside the display region. A selector with selector TFT is disposed between the display region and the driver. A video signal line is disposed between the driver and the selector, and a drain line is disposed between the selector and the display region. A scanning circuit for supplying a scanning signal to the scanning line is disposed outside the display region. The selector is disposed between the scanning line and the display region, and covered with ITO as the common electrode. The common bus wiring is disposed outside the selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Publication number: 20210095517
    Abstract: A work in progress includes: a pair of glass substrates arranged to face each other; a peripheral wall having a frame shape and disposed between the pair of glass substrates; a boundary wall; and an evacuation port. The boundary wall hermetically separates an internal space, surrounded with the pair of glass substrates and the peripheral wall, into an evacuation space, a buffer space, and a ventilation space. The evacuation port connects the ventilation space to an external environment. The evacuation space and the buffer space have a lower internal pressure than the ventilation space. A predetermined part, including the evacuation space but excluding parts covering the buffer space and the ventilation space, of the work in progress, forms the glass panel unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Eiichi URIU, Tasuku ISHIBASHI, Kazuya HASEGAWA, Hiroyuki ABE, Masataka NONAKA, Takeshi SHIMIZU, Haruhiko ISHIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20210081067
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display portion including a first electrode, a second electrode, first pixel electrodes overlapping the first electrode, and second pixel electrodes overlapping the second electrode, first wiring lines connected to the first electrode, second wiring lines connected to the second electrode, and a control unit electrically connected to the first wiring lines and the second wiring lines. The display portion has a first end portion farthest from the control unit and a second end portion nearest to the control unit. The first electrode is adjacent to the first end portion. The second electrode is adjacent to the second end portion. The number of first wiring lines is a same as the number of second wiring lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kazune MATSUMURA, Hiroyuki ABE, Hiroshi TANAKA
  • Patent number: 10941068
    Abstract: A glass panel unit manufacturing method includes a bonding step, a pressure reducing step, and a sealing step. The bonding step includes bonding together a first substrate and a second substrate with a first sealant to create an inner space. The pressure reducing step includes producing a reduced pressure in the inner space through an exhaust port that the first substrate has. The sealing step includes irradiating a second sealant, inserted into the exhaust port, with an infrared ray through a region, where a low emissivity film is nonexistent, of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Nonaka, Eiichi Uriu, Takeshi Shimizu, Haruhiko Ishikawa, Kazuya Hasegawa, Tasuku Ishibashi, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10941608
    Abstract: A glass panel unit including a first panel including at least a first glass plate; a second panel arranged to face the first panel and including at least a second glass plate; a frame member formed in a shape of a frame, corresponding in shape to respective peripheral portions of the first panel and the second panel extending along edges thereof, and bonded to the peripheral portions; and at least one spacer provided in a vacuum space between the first panel and the second panel. The at least one spacer containing a polyimide, where the polyimide has an absorption edge at which an absorption index decreases in an optical absorption spectrum ranging from an ultraviolet ray to visible radiation, the absorption edge being equal to or less than 400 nm, and the polyimide includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a fluorine group and a chlorine group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Masataka Nonaka, Tasuku Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10923066
    Abstract: A display device with a variant-shape display region other than the rectangular display region is configured to form a scanning line drive circuit along the variant-shape display region. The scanning line drive circuit includes bus wiring group with clock wiring for supplying clocks with three or more phases and the power supply wiring for supplying power, and the unit circuits for configuring the shift register including five or more transistors. The bus wiring and the unit circuits are formed on the different regions so as not to cross with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10921919
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a touch panel display device includes sensor electrodes, an electrode driver, and lines for connection between the electrode driver and the sensor electrodes. The sensor electrodes include first and second electrodes. The lines include first and second lines connected to the first and second electrodes. The second line includes first portions drawn in a direction opposite to terminals of the electrode driver, and a second portion drawn in a direction to the terminals. The first portions are connected to one another via a coupling line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Aoki, Hiroyuki Abe