Patents by Inventor Kaoru Abe

Kaoru 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).

  • Patent number: 10998529
    Abstract: A display device, to provide compensation for change in color level due to different viewing directions of a display surface and compensation for other optical characteristics of the display surface in a compatible manner, includes a light-emitting element layer including a light-emitting layer including a light-emitting element, a first electrode disposed below the light-emitting layer, and a second electrode disposed above the light-emitting layer, wherein an optical compensation layer is disposed above the light-emitting element layer, the optical compensation layer being configured to compensate for prevention of external light reflection on a display surface and compensate for change in color level of the display surface due to different viewing directions of the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidefumi Yoshida, Kiyoshi Minoura, Tokiyoshi Umeda, Kaoru Abe, Akira Sakai
  • Publication number: 20210020719
    Abstract: An opening, which is provided on the inner side of a first pixel electrode, which is a first electrode formed in a display region, is larger than an opening, which is provided on the inner side of a second pixel electrode, which is the first electrode formed in a dummy display region. Further, a light-emitting layer (a first light-emitting layer) formed in the display region has the same shape and the same size as a light-emitting layer (a second light-emitting layer) formed in the dummy display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: KAORU ABE, TAKESHI YANEDA
  • Publication number: 20210020855
    Abstract: A display device includes a non-transmissive display section and a transmissive display section. The non-transmissive display section includes a base member including a first polyimide. The transmissive display section includes a base member including a second polyimide that has higher transparency than the first polyimide. The base member of the non-transmissive display section and the base member of the transmissive display section are connected in a connecting section. A bending portion is provided in the base member of the non-transmissive display section or the base member of the transmissive display section. The connecting section and the bending portion do not overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventor: KAORU ABE
  • Patent number: 10897026
    Abstract: To improve a degree of design freedom of a display surface of a device while maintaining a reliability of the device, provided is a display device including an active region that contributes to a display, and a notch formed in a position surrounded by an end portion of the active region. A protruding portion is formed on a peripheral end side of the active region where the notch is formed. A light-emitting layer is disconnected as a result of a step at the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru Abe
  • Publication number: 20200403178
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including: a base substrate; a light-emitting element provided on one surface side of the base substrate; and a sealing film provided covering the light-emitting element, wherein the sealing film includes a first inorganic film and a second inorganic film sequentially provided covering the light-emitting element, and a resin layer provided in an island shape between the first inorganic film and the second inorganic film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: KAORU ABE
  • Publication number: 20200381669
    Abstract: A display device, to provide compensation for change in color level due to different viewing directions of a display surface and compensation for other optical characteristics of the display surface in a compatible manner, includes a light-emitting element layer including a light-emitting layer including a light-emitting element, a first electrode disposed below the light-emitting layer, and a second electrode disposed above the light-emitting layer, wherein an optical compensation layer is disposed above the light-emitting element layer, the optical compensation layer being configured to compensate for prevention of external light reflection on a display surface and compensate for change in color level of the display surface due to different viewing directions of the display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: HIDEFUMI YOSHIDA, KIYOSHI MINOURA, TOKIYOSHI UMEDA, KAORU ABE, AKIRA SAKAI
  • Patent number: 10847739
    Abstract: Openings, which are provided on the inner sides of anode electrodes formed in a display region, are larger than openings, which are provided on the inner sides of anode electrodes formed in a peripheral display region. A light-emitting layer formed in the display region has equal shape and equal size to a light-emitting layer formed in the peripheral display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaoru Abe, Takeshi Yaneda
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200243620
    Abstract: A display device includes a TFT layer, a light-emitting element layer provided in an upper layer than the TFT layer and including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a light-emitting layer of visible light, and a sealing layer covering the light-emitting element layer. An infrared light emission layer and an infrared light detection element are provided in a lower layer than the sealing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kaoru ABE, Manabu NIBOSHI, Koji YAMABUCHI, Shinichi KAWATO
  • 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: 20200123110
    Abstract: The present invention provides low hygroscopic forms of aripiprazole and processes for the preparation thereof which will not convert to a hydrate or lose their original solubility even when a medicinal preparation containing the anhydrous aripiprazole crystals is stored for an extended period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Takuji BANDO, Satoshi AOKI, Junichi KAWASAKI, Makoto ISHIGAMI, Youichi TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi YABUUCHI, Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Yoshihiro NISHIOKA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu FUJIMURA, Masanori TAKAHASHI, Kaoru ABE, Tomonori NAKAGAWA, Koichi SHINHAMA, Naoto UTSUMI, Michiaki TOMINAGA, Yoshihiro OOI, Shohei YAMADA, Kenji TOMIKAWA
  • Patent number: 10615374
    Abstract: A display unit of the present disclosure includes: a plurality of pixels that are disposed in a regular manner; a plurality of first openings that are provided in each of the plurality of pixels; and one or more second openings that are provided in at least a portion of a peripheral edge of each of the plurality of pixels that are disposed in a regular manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuma Teramoto, Takahide Ishii, Kaoru Abe
  • Publication number: 20190379002
    Abstract: Openings, which are provided on the inner sides of anode electrodes formed in a display region, are larger than openings, which are provided on the inner sides of anode electrodes formed in a peripheral display region. A light-emitting layer formed in the display region has equal shape and equal size to a light-emitting layer formed in the peripheral display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kaoru ABE, Takeshi YANEDA
  • Publication number: 20190326553
    Abstract: To improve a degree of design freedom of a display surface of a device while maintaining a reliability of the device, provided is a display device including an active region that contributes to a display, and a notch formed in a position surrounded by an end portion of the active region. A protruding portion is formed on a peripheral end side of the active region where the notch is formed. A light-emitting layer is disconnected as a result of a step at the protruding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: Kaoru ABE
  • Publication number: 20190225584
    Abstract: The present invention provides low hygroscopic forms of aripiprazole and processes for the preparation thereof which will not convert to a hydrate or lose their original solubility even when a medicinal preparation containing the anhydrous aripiprazole crystals is stored for an extended period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Takuji BANDO, Satoshi AOKI, Junichi KAWASAKI, Makoto ISHIGAMI, Youichi TANIGUCHI, Tsuyoshi YABUUCHI, Kiyoshi FUJIMOTO, Yoshihiro NISHIOKA, Noriyuki KOBAYASHI, Tsutomu FUJIMURA, Masanori TAKAHASHI, Kaoru ABE, Tomonori NAKAGAWA, Koichi SHINHAMA, Naoto UTSUMI, Michiaki TOMINAGA, Yoshihiro OOI, Shohei YAMADA, Kenji TOMIKAWA
  • Publication number: 20190206287
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence (EL) display panel includes pixels arranged in a matrix of rows and columns. The pixels each include a lower layer, an inner insulating layer, an application-type functional layer, and an upper electrode that are layered in this order. The lower layer includes a lower electrode. The functional layer includes a light-emitting layer. The inner insulating layer has one or more openings in which the lower layer is exposed. The openings each have a width increasing toward the upper electrode and have a slope toward a periphery of the pixel. In plan view, the openings are constituted from a plurality of elongated opening pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Hideki KOBAYASHI, Jiro YAMADA, Kaoru ABE, Kazuma TERAMOTO(deceased), Kenichi NENDAI
  • Publication number: 20190206957
    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: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jiro YAMADA, Kazuma TERAMOTO(deceased), Kenichi NENDAI, Kaoru ABE, Hideki KOBAYASHI, Hirotaka NANNO
  • Publication number: 20190189715
    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: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi NENDAI, Jiro YAMADA, Hideki KOBAYASHI, Kazuma TERAMOTO(deceased), Kaoru ABE