Patents by Inventor Kazunari Tomizawa

Kazunari Tomizawa 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: 20200363678
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes a pixel including: a first sub-pixel including a first color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak falling on a spectrum of reddish green; a second sub-pixel including a second color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak failing on a spectrum of bluish green; a third sub-pixel including a third color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak falling on a spectrum of red; and a fourth sub-pixel including a fourth color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak falling on a spectrum of blue. The first, second, third, and fourth sub-pixels each include a reflective electrode reflecting light transmitted through the color filter. Each of the third and fourth sub-pixels is greater in size than the first and second sub-pixels. The first sub-pixel with the second sub-pixel has a size equal to or greater than that of the third sub-pixel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Tatsuya YATA, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10768469
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes a pixel including: a first sub-pixel including a first color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak falling on a spectrum of reddish green; a second sub-pixel including a second color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak falling on a spectrum of bluish green; a third sub-pixel including a third color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak falling on a spectrum of red; and a fourth sub-pixel including a fourth color filter transmitting light having a spectrum peak falling on a spectrum of blue. The first, second, third, and fourth sub-pixels each include a reflective electrode reflecting light transmitted through the color filter. Each of the third and fourth sub-pixels is greater in size than the first and second sub-pixels. The first sub-pixel with the second sub-pixel has a size equal to or greater than that of the third sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yata, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10726802
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel and a conversion circuit. The display panel is with a first pixel including subpixels of red, first green which is tinged red as compared to a reference green, and blue, and a second pixel including subpixels of red, second green which is tinged blue as compared to the reference green, and blue, where the first pixel and the second pixel are arranged alternately. The conversion circuit is configured to generate a four primary color image of red, first green, second green, and blue from a three primary color image of red, reference green, and blue and to perform rendering the first image and the second image from the four primary color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10714037
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit including sub-pixels; and a signal processor. The sub-pixels are arranged such that either a first sub-pixel or a third sub-pixel is between a second sub-pixel and a fourth sub-pixel arranged in one direction. The signal processor outputs output signals to assign, to a set of the sub-pixels included in the display unit, color components assigned to two pieces of pixel data arranged in the one direction in input signals. The set of the sub-pixels is made up of the first, second, third, and fourth sub-pixels. The signal processor assigns a first color component that is a part or the whole of a white component in one of the two pieces of the pixel data to the fourth sub-pixel and second color components other than the first color component in the two pieces of the pixel data to the first to third sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10699652
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes an elongation coefficient calculation circuit receiving a first image signal including a red pixel value, a green pixel value and a blue pixel value, and determining an elongation coefficient value with respect to one frame based on the first image signal, and an image signal processing circuit receiving the first image signal and the elongation coefficient value. The image signal processing circuit includes an image signal conversion circuit converting the first image signal into a second image signal including a red pixel value, a green pixel value, a blue pixel value and a white pixel value, an elongation processing circuit elongating the second image signal based on the elongation coefficient value, an image signal analysis circuit analyzing the elongated second image signal, and an adjustment circuit adjusting the elongated second image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunari Tomizawa, Kazuhiko Sako, Yasuo Saruhashi
  • Patent number: 10679576
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit including sub-pixels; and a signal processor configured to output output signals based on pixel data. A set of the sub-pixels includes first to fourth sub-pixels. The fourth sub-pixel is assigned a first color component as a white component in one of the two pieces of the pixel data arranged in one direction. The first to third sub-pixels are assigned second color components other than the first color component. When a signal level for lighting one or more of the first to third sub-pixels in the set of the sub-pixels is at a first level, and a signal level for one or more of the first to third sub-pixels is at a second level lower than the first level, the signal processor increases the signal levels corresponding to the second color components as a signal level corresponding to the first color component increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10636370
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a display unit including a plurality of pixels; and an image processor configured to generate an image signal for displaying an image on the display unit. When the image processor causes the display unit to display the image such that a first pixel region that displays a first color is adjacent to a second pixel region that displays a second color and that has luminance higher than luminance of the first color, the image processor applies gain to an image signal corresponding to a pixel in the second pixel region to make brightness of the second pixel region lower than brightness of the first pixel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yata, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10591769
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a display panel including a display area provided with pixels; an illuminator including an illumination area configured to emit light to the display panel such that the display area is illuminated from one surface side of the display panel; and a liquid crystal dimming panel overlapping the display panel, and including a dimming area configured to be adjusted in transmittance of the light emitted to another surface side of the display panel through the display area. The illumination area includes first segment regions configured such that luminance levels thereof are individually adjusted. The dimming area includes second segment regions configured such that the light transmittances thereof are individually adjusted. Each of the first segment regions overlaps more than one of the second segment regions. Each of the second segment regions overlaps more than one of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Harada, Daichi Suzuki, Kazuhiko Sako, Naoyuki Takasaki, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10580370
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes first to fourth sub-pixels. The first to fourth sub-pixels are each divided into N (N?2) sub-divided pixels having different areas and can perform N-bit gradation display. Gradation display for a mixed color combining two types out of the first to fourth sub-pixels includes: the N-bit gradation display including 2N-step gradation; and halftone gradation display. In first and second gradation display, an area ratio between the sub-divided pixels driven and those not driven in one of the two types is equal to that in the other of the two types. In the second gradation display, a total area ratio of the sub-divided pixels driven to those not driven is greater than that in the first gradation display. In the halftone gradation display, an area ratio between the sub-divided pixels driven and those not driven is different between the two types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yata, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10545370
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a controller; and a pixel including: first to fourth sub-pixels including respective first to fourth color filters transmitting light having respective spectrum peaks falling on a spectrum of reddish green, a spectrum of bluish green, a spectrum of red, and a spectrum of blue, respectively. The first to fourth sub-pixels each include a reflective electrode reflecting light transmitted through the color filter. The first to fourth sub-pixels are each divided into sub-divided pixels having different areas to perform multiple gradation expression through a combination of whether each of the sub-divided pixels reflects light. The controller stores patterns of combinations of whether each of the sub-divided pixels reflects light according to an input signal, and controls operations of the sub-divided pixels through use of any one of the patterns based on a predetermined condition including light intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yata, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Publication number: 20200013353
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel on which first pixels and second pixels are alternately arranged in the columnar direction, and a display controller configured to input a first image signal and to display an image. The first pixels and the second pixels are arranged such that first sub-pixels are adjacent to third sub-pixels in the columnar direction. The display controller is configured to execute conversion of converting the input first image signal into a second image signal, vary the luminance values of the third sub-pixels in the second image signal based on the luminance values of the third sub-pixels in the first image signal which become unable to be represented in the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuo SARUHASHI, Kazunari TOMIZAWA
  • Patent number: 10490146
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel arranged with first subpixel, second subpixel and third subpixel, the second subpixel is arranged adjacent in the same row direction as the first subpixel, the third subpixel is arranged in a row adjacent to the row direction, and the third subpixel is arranged between the first subpixel and the second subpixel, and an image processing circuit converts first input image signal corresponding to the first subpixel, second input image signal corresponding to the second subpixel, third input image signal corresponding to the third subpixel, and fourth input image signal to a signal for driving a subpixel of the display panel, the fourth input image signal corresponds to any one subpixel among the first subpixel, the second subpixel and the third subpixel, and the fourth input image signal is input between the first input image signal and the second input image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10475855
    Abstract: A display device (100) includes a spontaneous light emission-type display panel (10). The display device includes a plurality of pixels (P). The plurality of pixels each include a plurality of sub pixels including a red sub pixel (R), a green sub pixel (G) and a blue sub pixel (B). The display panel includes a red light emitting element (1r), a green light emitting element (1g), and a blue light emitting element (1b). Red light, green light and blue light respectively emitted by the red light emitting element, the green light emitting element and the blue light emitting element each have a spectrum half width of 10 nm or less. The plurality of sub pixels included in each pixel further include a yellow sub pixel (Ye). The display panel further includes a yellow light emitting element (1y) provided in an area corresponding to the yellow sub pixel. The yellow light emitting element emits yellow light having a dominant wavelength of 550 nm or greater and 600 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION SHIZUOKA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kazunari Tomizawa, Akiko Satoh, Yoshifumi Shimodaira, Gosuke Ohashi, Yusuke Amano
  • Patent number: 10438543
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a liquid crystal display apparatus includes an image sensor configured to output an image signal when the image sensor is driven in a first mode and a second mode, and a display device configured to display an image on a display panel based on the image signal. The image sensor is configured to output an image signal every first exposure time when the image sensor is driven in the first mode, and to output an image signal every second exposure time when the image sensor is driven in the second mode. The display device is configured to display an image in accordance with progressive drive when the image sensor is driven in the first mode, and to display an image in accordance with interlace drive when the image sensor is driven in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Publication number: 20190304387
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit including sub-pixels; and a signal processor configured to output output signals based on pixel data. A set of the sub-pixels includes first to fourth sub-pixels. The fourth sub-pixel is assigned a first color component as a white component in one of the two pieces of the pixel data arranged in one direction. The first to third sub-pixels are assigned second color components other than the first color component. When a signal level for lighting one or more of the first to third sub-pixels in the set of the sub-pixels is at a first level, and a signal level for one or more of the first to third sub-pixels is at a second level lower than the first level, the signal processor increases the signal levels corresponding to the second color components as a signal level corresponding to the first color component increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10431146
    Abstract: A signal processor of a display device includes: a light emission value calculating unit that calculates a light emission value; a chunk determining unit that determines whether pixels within a predetermined luminance value range are continuously present and determines an area of the continuous pixels as a chunk; a maximum luminance value detecting unit that detects a maximum luminance value inside the chunk in one of the partial areas; a luminance gain value determining unit that determines a luminance gain value based on the maximum luminance value such that a corrected light emission value that is a value acquired by multiplying the light emission value by the luminance gain value is a value of an upper limit emission value or less; and a light emission control unit that causes the light source units to emit light based on the corrected light emission value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sako, Kazunari Tomizawa, Tsutomu Harada, Naoyuki Takasaki, Tae Kurokawa
  • Publication number: 20190295481
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit including sub-pixels; and a signal processor. The sub-pixels are arranged such that either a first sub-pixel or a third sub-pixel is between a second sub-pixel and a fourth sub-pixel arranged in one direction. The signal processor outputs output signals to assign, to a set of the sub-pixels included in the display unit, color components assigned to two pieces of pixel data arranged in the one direction in input signals. The set of the sub-pixels is made up of the first, second, third, and fourth sub-pixels. The signal processor assigns a first color component that is a part or the whole of a white component in one of the two pieces of the pixel data to the fourth sub-pixel and second color components other than the first color component in the two pieces of the pixel data to the first to third sub-pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kazunari TOMIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190287471
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel and a conversion circuit. The display panel is with a first pixel including subpixels of red, first green which is tinged red as compared to a reference green, and blue, and a second pixel including subpixels of red, second green which is tinged blue as compared to the reference green, and blue, where the first pixel and the second pixel are arranged alternately. The conversion circuit is configured to generate a four primary color image of red, first green, second green, and blue from a three primary color image of red, reference green, and blue and to perform rendering the first image and the second image from the four primary color image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventor: Kazunari TOMIZAWA
  • Publication number: 20190250460
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a controller; and a pixel including: first to fourth sub-pixels including respective first to fourth color filters transmitting light having respective spectrum peaks falling on a spectrum of reddish green, a spectrum of bluish green, a spectrum of red, and a spectrum of blue, respectively. The first to fourth sub-pixels each include a reflective electrode reflecting light transmitted through the color filter. The first to fourth sub-pixels are each divided into sub-divided pixels having different areas to perform multiple gradation expression through a combination of whether each of the sub-divided pixels reflects light. The controller stores patterns of combinations of whether each of the sub-divided pixels reflects light according to an input signal, and controls operations of the sub-divided pixels through use of any one of the patterns based on a predetermined condition including light intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yata, Kazunari Tomizawa
  • Patent number: 10366664
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a unit pixel including a first sub-pixel displaying a first color having a first hue, a second sub-pixel displaying a second color having a first hue, a third sub-pixel displaying a first color having a third hue, and a fourth sub-pixel displaying a second color having a fourth hue. The fourth hue corresponds to a point inside a triangle defined by three points corresponding to the first hue, the second hue, and the third hue. Luminance of the fourth sub-pixel is increased without increasing luminance of the third sub-pixel after luminance of the first sub-pixel reaches predetermined luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomizawa