Patents by Inventor Jiro Yamada

Jiro Yamada 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: 11043181
    Abstract: A display unit includes a display panel that includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix. Each of the pixels includes one of an optical modulator and a self-luminescent element, and one of an electrochromic element, an electrophoretic element, and an electrowetting element. Each of the pixels further includes a pixel circuit that is configured to selectively drive the one of the optical modulator and the self-luminescent element, and selectively drive the one of the electrochromic element, the electrophoretic element, and the electrowetting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Jiro Yamada, Tetsuro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11038133
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic EL display panel having pixels arranged in matrix includes a substrate, pixel electrodes disposed on the substrate for each of the pixels, insulating layers disposed so as to cover each upper part of the pixel electrodes and having not less than three slit-shaped openings extending and arranged in a column direction, partition walls extending in the column direction and partitioning the pixel electrodes in a row direction, organic functional layers disposed on the pixel electrodes and including organic luminous layers configured to cause electroluminescence in each of the openings, and light transmissive counter electrodes disposed on upper parts of the organic functional layers. Levels of top faces of the partition walls are higher than that of the insulating layers. Row-direction widths of openings adjacent to the partition walls in the row direction are larger than row-direction widths of openings not adjacent to the partition walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hideki Kobayashi, Jiro Yamada, Kenichi Nendai, Noriteru Maeda, Kenta Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 11009891
    Abstract: A vehicle is configured to accommodate a cart and a passenger. A communication unit of the vehicle is configured to communicate with the cart. A traveling environment acquisition unit of the vehicle is configured to acquire a traveling environment of the vehicle. A cart control unit of the vehicle is configured to control an arrangement of the cart in the vehicle through the communication unit according to the traveling environment acquired toy the traveling environment acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomohito Matsuoka, Seiichi Tsunoda, Jiro Goto, Masayuki Yamada, Yasutaka Eto, Keima Fukunaga, Kinya Tagawa, Yasuhiro Sasaki, Sho Tanaka, Yuki Shinohara
  • Publication number: 20210143361
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus and a method of manufacture. The display apparatus includes a first substrate with a plurality of organic electroluminescence devices, a second substrate with a color filter, the second substrate facing the first substrate, and an adhesive layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate so as to cover the plurality of organic electroluminescence devices, the adhesive layer being made of a material selected from the group consisting of a phenol resin, a melanin resin, an unsaturated polyester resin, an epoxy resin, a silicon resin and a polyurethane resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Yuichi IWASE, Yasunori KIJIMA, Jiro YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20210080868
    Abstract: A cartridge attachable to an apparatus main body of an image forming apparatus, the apparatus main body having a restricting portion and to which the cartridge is mounted by being moved from a unmounted position to a mounting-completed position in a first direction, the cartridge includes a developer container provided with a supply port, and a shutter movable between an opening position for opening the supply port and a closing position for closing the supply port, having a restricted portion, and configured to be in the closing position when the cartridge is in the unmounted position and be in the opening position when the cartridge is in the mounting-completed position, wherein a movement of the shutter in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction is restricted by an engagement between the restricting portion and the restricted portion when the cartridge is in the mounting-completed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jiro Yamada, Joji Goto, Shota Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10930877
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus and a method of manufacture. The display apparatus includes a first substrate with a plurality of organic electroluminescence devices, a second substrate with a color filter, the second substrate facing the first substrate, and an adhesive layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate so as to cover the plurality of organic electroluminescence devices, the adhesive layer being made of a material selected from the group consisting of a phenol resin, a melanin resin, an unsaturated polyester resin, an epoxy resin, a silicon resin and a polyurethane resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Joled, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Iwase, Yasunori Kijima, Jiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10916593
    Abstract: A display unit includes a plurality of light emitting devices, each of the light emitting devices including a function layer including at least an organic layer is sandwiched between a first electrode and a second electrode, and which have a resonator structure for resonating light by using a space between the first electrode and the second electrode as a resonant section and extracting the light through the second electrode are arranged on a substrate, wherein in the respective light emitting devices, the organic layer is made of an identical layer, and a distance of the resonant section between the first electrode and the second electrode is set to a plurality of different values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Kashiwabara, Jiro Yamada, Seiichi Yokoyama, Kohji Hanawa
  • Patent number: 10839745
    Abstract: A display unit includes a display panel, a photochromic layer, and an ultraviolet absorption layer. The photochromic layer is configured to be colored by ultraviolet light and be decolored or color-faded by visible light. The display panel includes an image display surface with a plurality of pixels. The pixels are provided below the image display surface and each include an organic light-emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Masahiko Kondo, Jiro Yamada, Atsuhito Murai, Yasuhiro Terai, Noriteru Maeda
  • Patent number: 10833138
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence (EL) display panel having pixels arranged in a matrix of rows and columns includes: a substrate; pixel electrode layers that are made of a light-reflective material and are arranged on the substrate in the matrix; an insulating layer that is provided above the substrate and the pixel electrode layers; organic functional layers that are provided above the pixel electrode layers; and a light-transmissive counter electrode layer that is provided above the organic functional layers, wherein the insulating layer has a first opening and second openings for each of the pixel electrode layers, the first opening being elongated in a column direction, the second openings each being shorter than the first opening in the column direction and being lined up adjacent to the first opening, and the organic functional layers include light-emitting layers in which organic electroluminescence occurs in the first opening and the second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nendai, Jiro Yamada, Hideki Kobayashi, Kazuma Teramoto, Kaoru Abe
  • Patent number: 10791593
    Abstract: An organic EL display unit includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a display layer, and a sealing section. The display layer is provided between the first substrate and the second substrate. The display layer includes an organic layer. The sealing section is provided continuously from an end surface of the display layer to at least a portion of respective end surfaces of the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keishi Tada, Jiro Yamada, Shinichiro Morikawa, Masaaki Sekine, Naoki Matsushita, Kohji Hanawa
  • Publication number: 20200279897
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic EL display panel including: a substrate; a planarization layer being disposed on an upper surface of the substrate and containing a resin material; plural pixel electrodes being disposed in a matrix manner on the planarization layer; a light emitting layer being disposed on the pixel electrodes and containing an organic luminescent material; and a common electrode covering at least an upper side of the light emitting layer and being disposed continuously in a plane direction. A recessed part is opened to extend in a column direction in at least one gap between the pixel electrodes adjacent to each other in a row direction on the planarization layer, the common electrode is disposed continuously in the recessed part, and a power feed auxiliary interconnect extending in the column direction and formed of an applied film is disposed on an upper surface of the common electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: JOLED Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi NENDAI, Jiro YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10743386
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel including a plurality of sub-pixels. Each of the plurality of sub-pixels includes: a light-emission region; and a non-light-emission region other than the light-emission region. The light-emission region includes one or more effective light-emitting parts in which a first electrode, a light emitting layer, and a second electrode are stacked in order, and a light guide provided on side of the one or more effective light-emitting parts on which light is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Kaoru Abe, Kazuma Teramoto, Toshiaki Imai, Jiro Yamada, Takahide Ishii, Hideki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10692946
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence (EL) display panel includes pixels arranged in a matrix of rows and columns, and includes: a substrate; pixel electrode layers that are arranged on the substrate in the matrix; an insulating layer that is provided above the substrate and the pixel electrode layers, and has elongated openings and a grooved portion for each of the pixels, the openings extending in a column direction and being arranged in a row direction, the grooved portion having an upper opening and a bottom and being communicated with at least one of the openings in plan view; organic functional layers that are provided above the pixel electrode layers, and include light emitting layers in which organic electroluminescence occurs in the openings; and a light-transmissive counter electrode layer that is provided above the organic functional layers. Cross-sectional profiles of the openings taken along the row direction are uniform in the column direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Jiro Yamada, Kazuma Teramoto, Kenichi Nendai, Kaoru Abe, Hideki Kobayashi, Hirotaka Nanno
  • Publication number: 20200161390
    Abstract: A display unit is provided with a plurality of pixels that are two-dimensionally arranged and each include an organic electroluminescence element emitting light of one of a plurality of colors. The pixels are arranged along one direction for each of light emission colors. The pixels each include a first insulating film, a second insulating film, and an organic layer. The first insulating film has openings for the respective pixels. The second insulating film extends along the arrangement direction for each of the light emission colors, in a region between pixels of different light emission colors, out of the plurality of pixels, on the first insulating film. The organic layer is formed in each of the openings, and includes a light-emitting layer. The first insulating film includes a recess that connects together the openings of pixels of the same light emission color, out of the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuma TERAMOTO(deceased), Jiro YAMADA, Kenichi NENDAI, Kaoru ABE, Hideki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20200152917
    Abstract: Provided is a light emitting apparatus including a substrate including a plurality of light emitting devices, wherein the substrate further includes a plurality of first members configured to diffuse light emitted from at least one of the light emitting devices, and a second member that is positioned between the first members, wherein the second member includes a light absorbing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yasuyuki KUDO, Jiro YAMADA, Seiichiro JINTA, Shigeyuki MATSUNAMI
  • Patent number: 10546538
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel and a driving circuit. The display panel includes signal lines extending in a column direction, scanning lines extending in a row direction, and lead-out lines extending in the column direction. Each of the lead-out lines intersects with corresponding one of the scanning lines at an intersection and is electrically coupled to the corresponding one of the scanning lines at a node. The node is disposed at the intersection or in a region surrounding the intersection. The driving circuit supplies corresponding one of the signal lines with a signal pulse corresponding to an image signal, and supplies corresponding one of the lead-out lines with a selection pulse having a peak value based on a distance from one end of the corresponding one of the lead-out lines to the corresponding node, after increasing the peak value with an increase in the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Atsuhito Murai, Jiro Yamada, Yasuhiro Terai, Masahiko Kondo, Noriteru Maeda
  • Patent number: 10541383
    Abstract: Provided is a light emitting apparatus including a substrate including a plurality of light emitting devices, wherein the substrate further includes a plurality of first members configured to diffuse light emitted from at least one of the light emitting devices, and a second member that is positioned between the first members, wherein the second member includes a light absorbing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kudo, Jiro Yamada, Seiichiro Jinta, Shigeyuki Matsunami
  • Patent number: 10522781
    Abstract: An electroluminescence device and a display device including an electroluminescence device are provided. The electroluminescence device includes an anode including silver, wherein at least a portion of the anode substantially extends in a horizontal direction; a first layer provided over the anode; an organic layer including a luminescent layer; a cathode provided over the organic layer; and an insulating layer provided over an end portion of the anode and an end portion of the first layer, wherein at least a portion of the cathode substantially extends in the horizontal direction in a light emission region, wherein a surface of the insulating layer has a curved portion, and wherein at least a portion of the cathode within a region of the insulating layer above the curved portion extends along a first angled upward direction between the horizontal direction and the thickness direction of the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Hanawa, Jiro Yamada, Takashi Hirano
  • Publication number: 20190355323
    Abstract: A display unit includes a display panel that includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix. Each of the pixels includes one of an optical modulator and a self-luminescent element, and one of an electrochromic element, an electrophoretic element, and an electrowetting element. Each of the pixels further includes a pixel circuit that is configured to selectively drive the one of the optical modulator and the self-luminescent element, and selectively drive the one of the electrochromic element, the electrophoretic element, and the electrowetting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Jiro YAMADA, Tetsuro YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20190348488
    Abstract: A display unit includes a substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, an organic layer, and an auxiliary electrically-conductive layer. The substrate includes a pixel region including a plurality of pixels and a peripheral region outside the pixel region. The first electrode is provided for each of the plurality of pixels in the pixel region on the substrate. The second electrode is opposed to the first electrode, and is provided common for the plurality of pixels. The organic layer is provided between the second electrode and the first electrode, and includes a light-emitting layer. The auxiliary electrically-conductive layer includes an organic electrically-conductive material, and the auxiliary electrically-conductive layer is disposed in the pixel region on the substrate and is electrically coupled to the second electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiro TERAI, Yasuharu SHINOKAWA, Jiro YAMADA, Atsuhito MURAI, Masahiko KONDO, Noriteru MAEDA