Patents by Inventor Jean MUGIRANEZA

Jean MUGIRANEZA 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: 20200371626
    Abstract: To provide a low-cost and compact pressure-sensor-embedded display, in a pressure-sensor-embedded display (1), a touch sensor (5) includes a plurality of touchpad electrodes (7) disposed on a liquid crystal layer (4) side of a circuit board (2), and a pressure sensor (11) includes a plurality of pressure-pad electrodes (12) disposed on the liquid crystal layer (4) side of the circuit board (2) and a plurality of driving electrode bars (13) disposed on the liquid crystal layer (4) side of a counter substrate (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jean MUGIRANEZA, Yasuhiro SUGITA, Shinji YAMAGISHI, Takenori MARUYAMA
  • Patent number: 10802633
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to recognize proximity of a coil without an increase in material cost and production cost. A liquid crystal display panel includes a TFT substrate (6) and a CF substrate (7). A touch panel (2) includes (i) a plurality of touch sensing electrodes (3) which are provided on the TFT substrate (6) so as to detect an electric capacitance between the touch panel (2) and a subject of a touch or a change in the electric capacitance and (ii) a proximity sensing electrode (4) which is provided on the CF substrate (7) so as to detect proximity of a coil (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jean Mugiraneza
  • Patent number: 10795482
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to achieve further miniaturization and performance improvement in a pressure detection type touch panel. The touch panel (1) includes a TP upper side electrode layer (19) located above the CF substrate (18), a TP lower side electrode layer (15) located below the CF substrate (18) and above the liquid crystal layer (14), and a piezoelectric element layer (16) located between the TP upper side electrode layer (19) and the TP lower side electrode layer (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Jean Mugiraneza, Yasuhiro Sugita, Hidetsugu Kawamori
  • Patent number: 10795522
    Abstract: Proximity of a coil is recognized without increasing a material cost or a manufacturing cost. Provided is a touch panel (1) that includes a plurality of drive electrodes (4) that are formed in a drive layer (2) and a plurality of touch sense electrodes (5) that are formed in a sense layer (3), in which a proximity sense electrode (7) by which proximity of a coil is detected is formed in the sense layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jean Mugiraneza, Ryo Yonebayashi, Miho Yamada, Tomohiro Kimura, Yasuhiro Sugita
  • Publication number: 20200295435
    Abstract: There are provided an antenna device with improved antenna performance while suppressing a decrease in yield and a decrease in viewability, and a display device including the same. The antenna device includes an antenna substrate, a first antenna pattern formed on a first main surface of the antenna substrate, and a second antenna pattern formed on a second main surface opposite to the first main surface of the antenna substrate. The first antenna pattern and the second antenna pattern are formed such that positions on the front and back of the antenna substrate coincide with each other, and at least a part of the antenna substrate is transparent to transmit an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: SHINJI YAMAGISHI, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, TAKENORI MARUYAMA, JEAN MUGIRANEZA, TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, YUKIO MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10747352
    Abstract: The present invention reduces the width of a frame region. A touchscreen (5) includes: M sense lines 6; pad electrodes (7) that are arranged in N rows×M columns; (N×M) switching elements 8; N multiplexers (9); N sets of M drive lines (10), each of the M drive lines (10) connecting between a multiplexer (9) and one of M pad electrodes (7) in a row that corresponds to the multiplexer (9); and a driving circuit (11) that is connected to the N multiplexers (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jean Mugiraneza, Yasuhiro Sugita
  • Patent number: 10741918
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention has a decreased antenna resistance so as to conform to the EMV specification. An NFC antenna includes: a mesh antenna pattern line (10) being transparent and formed in a netlike form in a display region (R1); and a non-mesh antenna pattern line (13) being formed in a form having no mesh in a non-display region (R2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinji Yamagishi, Yasuhiro Sugita, Jean Mugiraneza
  • Patent number: 10732447
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to achieve further miniaturization and performance improvement in a pressure detection-type touch panel. The touch panel (1) includes a TP upper side electrode layer (19) located above a CF substrate (18); and a TP lower side electrode layer (16) located below the CF substrate (18) and above a liquid crystal layer (14); an ITO layer (13) located above the TFT substrate (11) and below the liquid crystal layer (14); and a piezoelectric element layer (15) located between the TP lower side electrode layer (16) and the ITO layer (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Jean Mugiraneza, Yasuhiro Sugita, Hidetsugu Kawamori
  • Patent number: 10732779
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: a drive/readout circuit which measures, during a first measurement period, a self-capacitance between each of a plurality of pad electrodes and a touching object; and a readout circuit which measures, during a second measurement period, a mutual capacitance between a first portion of the plurality of pad electrodes and a second portion of the plurality of pad electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jean Mugiraneza, Yasuhiro Sugita
  • Publication number: 20200235477
    Abstract: An antenna device includes antenna portions arranged side by side in columns with a partial overlap between the antenna portions next to each other, and common lines each connected to and shared by a set of the antenna portions not overlapping each other to collectively activate the set of the antenna portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, TAKENORI MARUYAMA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, SHINJI YAMAGISHI, JEAN MUGIRANEZA, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, YUKIO MIZUNO
  • Patent number: 10634313
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device and the like in which a light source emits light on the basis of information obtained through communications and the light thus emitted is easy for a user to visually recognize. A light-emitting device includes an LED, a light guide plate, a transparent NFC antenna sheet, and an NFC antenna. The transparent NFC antenna sheet and the NFC antenna are disposed on a principal surface or a backside surface of the light guide plate. At least some part of the light guided by the light guide plate exits out through the principal surface. The LED emits light on the basis of identification information obtained through communications via the NFC antenna sheet and the NFC antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaaki Moriya, Masafumi Ueno, Naoki Shiobara, Mitsuru Hineno, Tomohiro Omatsu, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Yasuhiro Sugita, Shinji Yamagishi, Jean Mugiraneza
  • Publication number: 20200119438
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel displaying an image, a transparent antenna substrate arranged on one surface of the display panel and having transparency, a first conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate opposite to the display panel, and a second conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate facing the display panel. The first conductive film includes an antenna body portion having a thin film pattern and insulated from a surrounding portion by a slit, and the antenna body portion constitutes a transparent antenna performing wireless communication with an external communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: TAKENORI MARUYAMA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, SHINJI YAMAGISHI, JEAN MUGIRANEZA, TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, YUKIO MIZUNO, YASUHIRO SUGITA, HIROSHI FUKUSHIMA, HIDETSUGU KAWAMORI
  • Patent number: 10606432
    Abstract: The present invention simultaneously detects a location of an electric conductor and pressure that is applied by the electric conductor. A touch panel (1) includes a plurality of sensing electrodes (2) that extend in a first direction for detecting a touch location based on an electrostatic capacitance; and pressure detecting electrodes (4) each of which extends in the first direction and is provided between adjacent two of the plurality of sensing electrodes (2). Each of the pressure detecting electrodes (4) has a width smaller than that of each of the sensing electrodes (2) and has resistance that changes in response to applied pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Yasuhiro Sugita, Kazutoshi Kida, Shinji Yamagishi, Kenshi Tada, Jean Mugiraneza, Hidetsugu Kawamori
  • Publication number: 20200091614
    Abstract: An antenna device adopting a repeater antenna technique and entirely having small thickness is provided. Also, a display apparatus including the antenna device is provided. The antenna device includes an antenna substrate (121), a main antenna (12M) configured to transmit and receive information through near field wireless communication, and a repeater antenna (12R). The main antenna (12M) and the repeater antenna (12R) are disposed on a principal surface of the antenna substrate (121).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: SHINJI YAMAGISHI, YASUHIRO SUGITA, JEAN MUGIRANEZA
  • Patent number: 10564460
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes an array board, a CF board, detection electrodes, drive electrodes, and position detection lines. The array board includes TFTs in a display area and a display circuit that includes at least monolithic circuits in a non-display area. The CF board is opposed to the array board with a gap. The detection electrodes are arranged on an outer surface of the CF board in the display area to extend along the first direction. The drive electrodes are arranged on an inner surface of the CF board in the display area to extend along the second direction. The position detection lines are arranged on the inner surface of the CF board in the non-display area for transmitting signals to the drive electrodes. The position detection lines are arranged to overlap the monolithic circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenshi Tada, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Kazutoshi Kida, Shinji Yamagishi, Takenori Maruyama, Jean Mugiraneza
  • Publication number: 20200042118
    Abstract: Proximity of a coil is recognized without increasing a material cost or a manufacturing cost. Provided is a touch panel (1) that includes a plurality of drive electrodes (4) that are formed in a drive layer (2) and a plurality of touch sense electrodes (5) that are formed in a sense layer (3), in which a proximity sense electrode (7) by which proximity of a coil is detected is formed in the sense layer (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jean MUGIRANEZA, Ryo YONEBAYASHI, Miho YAMADA, Tomohiro KIMURA, Yasuhiro SUGITA
  • Publication number: 20200033968
    Abstract: The invention achieves reduction in thickness and suppression of erroneous operation of a touch panel caused by noise of an antenna in the touch panel including the antenna configured to read information by means of near field wireless communication. A touch panel display including an antenna includes the antenna configured to read information by means of near field wireless communication. The touch panel display including the antenna includes a first substrate 2 and a second substrate 1, a display medium layer 3 interposed between these substrates, and a first touch sensor electrode 24T provided on a surface, adjacent to the display medium layer 3, of the first substrate 2. The first substrate 2 is provided with a second touch sensor electrode 24R and an antenna 25 that are disposed in an identical layer on a surface opposite to the surface adjacent to the display medium layer 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji YAMAGISHI, Yasuhiro SUGITA, Jean MUGIRANEZA
  • Publication number: 20200019267
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to achieve further miniaturization and performance improvement in a pressure detection type touch panel. The touch panel (1) includes a TP upper side electrode layer (19) located above the CF substrate (18), a TP lower side electrode layer (15) located below the CF substrate (18) and above the liquid crystal layer (14), and a piezoelectric element layer (16) located between the TP upper side electrode layer (19) and the TP lower side electrode layer (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Takenori MARUYAMA, Jean MUGIRANEZA, Yasuhiro SUGITA, Hidetsugu KAWAMORI
  • Publication number: 20200012134
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to achieve further miniaturization and performance improvement in a pressure detection-type touch panel. The touch panel (1) includes a TP upper side electrode layer (19) located above a CF substrate (18); and a TP lower side electrode layer (16) located below the CF substrate (18) and above a liquid crystal layer (14); an ITO layer (13) located above the TFT substrate (11) and below the liquid crystal layer (14); and a piezoelectric element layer (15) located between the TP lower side electrode layer (16) and the ITO layer (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Takenori MARUYAMA, Jean MUGIRANEZA, Yasuhiro SUGITA, Hidetsugu KAWAMORI
  • Publication number: 20190323683
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device and the like in which a light source emits light on the basis of information obtained through communications and the light thus emitted is easy for a user to visually recognize. A light-emitting device includes an LED, a light guide plate, a transparent NFC antenna sheet, and an NFC antenna. The transparent NFC antenna sheet and the NFC antenna are disposed on a principal surface or a backside surface of the light guide plate. At least some part of the light guided by the light guide plate exits out through the principal surface. The LED emits light on the basis of identification information obtained through communications via the NFC antenna sheet and the NFC antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: MASAAKI MORIYA, MASAFUMI UENO, NAOKI SHIOBARA, MITSURU HINENO, TOMOHIRO OMATSU, HIROYUKI FURUKAWA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, SHINJI YAMAGISHI, JEAN MUGIRANEZA