Patents by Inventor Ikuko Kawamata

Ikuko Kawamata 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: 10915145
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Publication number: 20200194465
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro OKAMOTO, Yasuyuki ARAI, Ikuko KAWAMATA, Atsushi MIYAGUCHI, Yoshitaka MORIYA
  • Patent number: 10580796
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 10345861
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Publication number: 20180348824
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9996115
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9980389
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9397117
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9361853
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9356152
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device and a display device which can be manufactured through a simplified process and the manufacturing technique. Another object is to provide a technique by which a pattern of wirings or the like which is partially constitutes a semiconductor device or a display device can be formed with a desired shape with controllability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Isa, Masafumi Morisue, Ikuko Kawamata
  • Publication number: 20150355680
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9136492
    Abstract: To reduce the thickness of a lighting device which uses an electroluminescent material and to simplify the structure of a lighting device which uses an electroluminescent material, in the lighting device of the present invention: a terminal electrically connecting a light-emitting element included in the lighting device to the outside is formed over the same surface of a substrate as the light-emitting element; and the terminal is formed at the center of the substrate while the light-emitting element is stacked. In addition, the lighting device has a structure in which the light-emitting element is not easily deteriorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai, Noriko Shibata, Yukie Suzuki, Yasuo Nakamura, Ikuko Kawamata, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Publication number: 20150236052
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro OKAMOTO, Yasuyuki ARAI, Ikuko KAWAMATA, Atsushi MIYAGUCHI, Yoshitaka MORIYA
  • Patent number: 9047799
    Abstract: An e-book reader in which destruction of a driver circuit at the time when a flexible panel is handled is inhibited. In addition, an e-book reader having a simplified structure. A plurality of flexible display panels each including a display portion in which display control is performed by a scan line driver circuit and a signal line driver circuit, and a binding portion fastening the plurality of display panels together are included. The signal line driver circuit is provided inside the binding portion, and the scan line driver circuit is provided at the edge of the display panel in a direction perpendicular to the binding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Jun Koyama, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 9024863
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Publication number: 20150008421
    Abstract: To reduce the thickness of a lighting device which uses an electroluminescent material and to simplify the structure of a lighting device which uses an electroluminescent material, in the lighting device of the present invention: a terminal electrically connecting a light-emitting element included in the lighting device to the outside is formed over the same surface of a substrate as the light-emitting element; and the terminal is formed at the center of the substrate while the light-emitting element is stacked. In addition, the lighting device has a structure in which the light-emitting element is not easily deteriorated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai, Noiko Shibata, Yukie Suzuki, Yasuo Nakamura, Ikuko Kawamata, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 8916230
    Abstract: When a mask layer is formed, a first liquid composition containing a mask-layer-forming material is applied on an outer side of a pattern that is desired to be formed (corresponding to a contour or an edge portion of a pattern) to form a first mask layer having a frame shape. A second liquid composition containing a mask-layer-forming material is applied so as to fill a space inside the first mask layer having a frame shape to form a second mask layer. The first mask layer and the second mask layer are formed to be in contact with each other, and the first mask layer is formed to surround the second mask layer. Therefore, the first mask layer and the second mask layer can be used as one continuous mask layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hironobu Shoji, Ikuko Kawamata
  • Publication number: 20140354612
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki ARAI, Ikuko KAWAMATA, Atsushi MIYAGUCHI, Yoshitaka MORIYA
  • Patent number: 8847480
    Abstract: To reduce the thickness of a lighting device which uses an electroluminescent material and to simplify the structure of a lighting device which uses an electroluminescent material, in the lighting device of the present invention: a terminal electrically connecting a light-emitting element included in the lighting device to the outside is formed over the same surface of a substrate as the light-emitting element; and the terminal is formed at the center of the substrate while the light-emitting element is stacked. In addition, the lighting device has a structure in which the light-emitting element is not easily deteriorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai, Noriko Shibata, Yukie Suzuki, Yasuo Nakamura, Ikuko Kawamata, Yoshitaka Moriya
  • Patent number: 8810508
    Abstract: The display device includes: a flexible display panel including a display portion in which scanning lines and signal lines cross each other; a supporting portion for supporting an end portion of the flexible display panel; a signal line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the signal line, which is provided for the supporting portion; and a scanning line driver circuit for outputting a signal to the scanning line, which is provided for a flexible surface of the display panel in a direction which is perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satohiro Okamoto, Yasuyuki Arai, Ikuko Kawamata, Atsushi Miyaguchi, Yoshitaka Moriya