Patents by Inventor Hiroyuki Shimokawa

Hiroyuki Shimokawa 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: 9581851
    Abstract: In order to avoid a phenomenon that a liquid crystal display panel peeling off from a mold caused by expansion of the air inside the mold when attaching a touch panel to the liquid crystal display panel in a decompressed atmosphere, there is provided a liquid crystal display device in which a liquid crystal display panel is attached to a mold accommodating a backlight by a light shielding tape and a touch panel is attached to the liquid crystal display panel, wherein the light shielding tape includes adhesives on the both sides of a black base, and the light shielding tape has a portion without the adhesive on one side of the tape for a predetermined length of the light shielding tape in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimokawa, Michihide Shibata
  • Publication number: 20150362775
    Abstract: In order to avoid a phenomenon that a liquid crystal display panel peeling off from a mold caused by expansion of the air inside the mold when attaching a touch panel to the liquid crystal display panel in a decompressed atmosphere, there is provided a liquid crystal display device in which a liquid crystal display panel is attached to a mold accommodating a backlight by a light shielding tape and a touch panel is attached to the liquid crystal display panel, wherein the light shielding tape includes adhesives on the both sides of a black base, and the light shielding tape has a portion without the adhesive on one side of the tape for a predetermined length of the light shielding tape in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SHIMOKAWA, Michihide SHIBATA
  • Publication number: 20130258242
    Abstract: A flexible printed circuit board has a length extending in an arrangement direction of light emitting parts and a width extending in a direction orthogonal to the length. Each light emitting part includes electrodes on both end portions thereof respectively along the arrangement direction of the light emitting parts. The flexible printed circuit board includes a wiring pattern. The wiring pattern includes bonding portions where the light emitting part is bonded to the electrodes, and a wiring portion which is arranged between the light emitting parts arranged adjacent to each other. A fixing region portion of the wiring pattern which is positioned in a region where the bonding portion of the flexible printed circuit board is formed and a region displaced from the bonding portion in the width direction is larger than the wiring portion in the width direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Japan Display East Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SHIMOKAWA, Takuya KARUGOME
  • Patent number: 8304009
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a processed tomato product having more tomato aroma inherent to grown tomatoes. Tomato fruits are washed and crushed. Juice is extracted from the crushed material, the extracted juice is deaerated and the deaerated material is heated. The crushed material and the extracted juice from immediately after the crushing until immediately before the deaerating are maintained at temperature of 15-40° C. The dissolved oxygen concentration of the crushed tomatoes and/or the extracted juice from immediately after the crushing until immediately before the deaerating is raised at least temporarily to 6 mg/L or over, and the dissolved oxygen concentration of the deaerated juice immediately before the heating is reduced to 3.5 mg/L or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kagome Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimokawa, Takahiro Kawana, Kiro Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20120086890
    Abstract: A mold frame used for a backlight device is thinned to enable a frame of a liquid crystal display device to be narrowed. Gates for injection molding are arranged on an inner side surface of a mold frame. The inner side surface forms recesses in portions including the positions of the gates. Protrusions for preventing optical sheets from dropping out are disposed on an edge of the optical sheets housed within the mold frame in correspondence with the recesses accompanied by the injection molding. The recesses are used for engaging the protrusions, thereby requiring no provision of additional recesses for engaging the protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroyuki SHIMOKAWA, Masamitsu MIYATA
  • Publication number: 20120058233
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a processed tomato product having more tomato aroma inherent to grown tomatoes. Tomato fruits are washed and crushed. Juice is extracted from the crushed material, the extracted juice is deaerated and the deaerated material is heated. The crushed material and the extracted juice from immediately after the crushing until immediately before the deaerating are maintained at temperature of 15-40° C. The dissolved oxygen concentration of the crushed tomatoes and/or the extracted juice from immediately after the crushing until immediately before the deaerating is raised at least temporarily to 6 mg/L or over, and the dissolved oxygen concentration of the deaerated juice immediately before the heating is reduced to 3.5 mg/L or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: KAGOME KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimokawa, Takahiro Kawana, Kiro Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20100027890
    Abstract: An eye-gaze direction calculation unit calculates the eye-gaze direction in an input facial image of a person by carrying out prescribed operation processing based on iris shape data output from an iris detection unit and face-direction measurement data output from a face-direction measurement unit. The eye-gaze direction of the facial image of the person can be measured on the basis of accurate iris shape information obtained by an iris shape detection unit. The iris and sclera regions can be estimated on the basis of the detected eyelid contour information, thereby making it possible to accurately estimate the shape of the iris.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventors: Tomoaki YOSHINAGA, Shigeki Nagaya, Chiharu Sayama, Hideyuki Hidaka, Hiroyuki Shimokawa, Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20060028154
    Abstract: The present invention can prolong a lifetime of a liquid crystal display device by suppressing the increase of a leak current attributed to the deflection of a cold cathode fluorescent lamp toward a lower frame side. An insulating member is arranged right below a cold cathode fluorescent lamp and above a lower frame. A reflecting sheet is arranged above the insulating member. The insulating member is formed in a block shape having a rectangular cross section. A fixed or more amount of distance is ensured between the cold cathode fluorescent lamp and the reflecting sheet thus suppressing the increase of the leak current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimokawa, Yoshikazu Nakada, Masashi Baba, Takashi Oota, Shunsuke Morishita
  • Patent number: 6445471
    Abstract: In setting pre-emphasis at the transmitting end, each optical signal outputted from a laser diode and an amplified spontaneous emission noise outputted from an ASE output unit are multiplexed at a coupler, and the output power of the amplified spontaneous emission noise, at that time, is changed by an attenuator. In this case, the difference between a reference value, which is the value of an OSNR corresponding to the target lower limit of a Q-value at the receiving end, and the value of a current OSNR is calculated as a margin. Then, the attenuator is controlled so that the margin of an OSNR becomes equal to the average of the margins for all optical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimokawa, Shinichiro Harasawa