Patents by Inventor Kazutoshi Kida

Kazutoshi Kida 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: 20210005960
    Abstract: A position detecting device including an antenna function includes a plurality of first position detection electrodes, a plurality of second position detection electrodes, a position detection circuit, a plurality of first antenna electrodes disposed adjacent to the plurality of first position detection electrodes and separated by first spaces, a plurality of second antenna electrodes disposed adjacent to the plurality of second position detection electrodes and separated by second spaces, and an antenna circuit configured to perform wireless communication by energizing the plurality of first antenna electrodes and the plurality of second antenna electrodes and using magnetic fields generated in the first spaces and the second spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: KAZUTOSHI KIDA, TAKENORI MARUYAMA, TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, YASUHIRO SUGITA, SHINJI YAMAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20200393932
    Abstract: A position detecting device including an antenna function includes a plurality of electrodes including a plurality of shared electrodes separated by spaces, a position detection circuit configured to detect a position by energizing the plurality of electrodes and using electric fields generated between the plurality of electrodes, an antenna circuit configured to perform wireless communication by energizing the plurality of shared electrodes and using magnetic fields generated in the spaces, and a switch connected to at least the plurality of shared electrodes among the plurality of electrodes, the position detection circuit, and the antenna circuit, the switch being configured to selectively connect either the position detection circuit or the antenna circuit to the plurality of shared electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: KAZUTOSHI KIDA, TAKENORI MARUYAMA, TAKUMA YAMAMOTO, YASUHIRO SUGITA, SHINJI YAMAGISHI
  • Patent number: 10809836
    Abstract: The present invention provides technology for decreasing a reduction in yield due to malfunctions of a touch panel. A display device with a touch panel according to the present invention includes a display panel that includes pixels arranged in a matrix and a plurality of first electrodes and second electrodes for detecting a touched position in a display region provided with the plurality of pixels by capacitive sensing. The first electrodes extend in a first direction in the display region, and the second electrodes extend in a second direction that crosses the first direction in the display region. The display panel includes repairing conductive sections that are formed of conductive members. The repairing conductive sections are provided in such a manner that at least one repairing conductive section is provided for each of the plurality of first electrodes and is arranged along at least part of the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Shirai, Kazutoshi Kida
  • 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
  • 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: 10670277
    Abstract: Provided is an oven having an improved structure for keeping a cooking chamber clean. The oven includes a main body, a cooking chamber provided inside the main body, a main heater disposed inside the cooking chamber, a fan disposed inside the cooking chamber to circulate air heated by the main heater, a coating film formed on at least a part of a cooking chamber inner wall and having a liquid repellency, and a contaminant collecting portion having a liquid repellency smaller than that of the coating film and provided on the cooking chamber inner wall with which air circulated by the fan collides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Iwamoto, Yasushi Urai, Shigeki Hayashi, Seiji Sato, Toshihiro Doi, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Yurika Kida
  • 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
  • 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: 20190317632
    Abstract: The present invention provides technology for decreasing a reduction in yield due to malfunctions of a touch panel. A display device with a touch panel according to the present invention includes a display panel that includes pixels arranged in a matrix and a plurality of first electrodes and second electrodes for detecting a touched position in a display region provided with the plurality of pixels by capacitive sensing. The first electrodes extend in a first direction in the display region, and the second electrodes extend in a second direction that crosses the first direction in the display region. The display panel includes repairing conductive sections that are formed of conductive members. The repairing conductive sections are provided in such a manner that at least one repairing conductive section is provided for each of the plurality of first electrodes and is arranged along at least part of the first electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Tohru SHIRAI, Kazutoshi KIDA
  • Publication number: 20190317641
    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: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: TAKENORI MARUYAMA, YASUHIRO SUGITA, KAZUTOSHI KIDA, SHINJI YAMAGISHI, KENSHI TADA, JEAN MUGIRANEZA, HIDETSUGU KAWAMORI
  • Patent number: 10416820
    Abstract: A display device is provided in which a configuration of first electrodes (4) in a first area (R1) that overlaps a display area (AA) of a touch panel (2), and a configuration of first electrodes (6) in a second area (R2) outside the first area, are different from each other. In the second area (R2), at least one electrode pad (6-1a, 6-2a) of the first electrodes (6) is arranged so as to be opposed to one second electrode (7a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jean Mugiraneza, Yasuhiro Sugita, Kazutoshi Kida, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Tomohiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 10386964
    Abstract: A crystal display device 10 includes TFTs, pixel electrodes, common electrodes, an array board, a CF board, detection electrodes, drive electrodes , a driver, a row control circuit, and a touch controller. The detection electrodes are included in the CF board. The drive electrodes are included in the CF board. The driver and the row control circuit are included in a display driver portion for supplying scan signals and data signals to the TFTs for display driving. The touch controller supplies drive signals to the drive electrodes and detects position detection signals output by the detection electrodes to perform position detection control. The touch controller supplies the drive signals to the drive electrodes to drive the drive electrodes in a scan writing period in which the scan signals are supplied to the TFTs by at least the row control circuit in the display driver portion to drive the TFTs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kida, Kenshi Tada, Yasuhiro Sugita, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Takenori Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20190235686
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a first ferroelectric layer connected to the first electrode and disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, a second ferroelectric layer connected to the second electrode and disposed between the first ferroelectric layer and the second electrode, and a dielectric layer disposed between the first ferroelectric layer and the second ferroelectric layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Takenori MARUYAMA, Jean MUGIRANEZA, Kazutoshi KIDA, Yasuhiro SUGITA, Shinji YAMAGISHI, Yukio MIZUNO, Hiroshi FUKUSHIMA, Hidetsugu KAWAMORI
  • Publication number: 20190212864
    Abstract: Each transistor, which is provided for a corresponding sensor electrode, has a gate electrode, a source electrode connected to a power supply line, and a drain electrode connected to the sensor electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuhiro SUGITA, Jean MUGIRANEZA, Kazutoshi KIDA
  • Publication number: 20190107905
    Abstract: A touch panel includes electrode sections in an electrode layer and mainly includes electric wire sections in a bridge layer. The electrode sections are arranged in unit lattices alternately provided in the touch panel, and the electric wire sections are alternately arranged in unit lattices in which the electrode sections are not arranged. The electrode sections and the electric wire sections are electrically connected by connection sections penetrating through an insulating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Takenori MARUYAMA, Kazutoshi KIDA, Shinji YAMAGISHI, Jean MUGIRANEZA, Yukio MIZUNO, Yasuhiro SUGITA, Hiroshi FUKUSHIMA, Hidetsugu KAWAMORI
  • Patent number: 10216306
    Abstract: A touch panel-equipped display device includes at least: a display control unit to supply a scan signal and a data signal to a display control element; and a touch position detection control unit to supply a drive signal to a drive electrode, and to detect a position detection signal from a detection electrode to detect a touch position. The display control unit supplies the data signal sequentially to a plurality of display control elements connected respectively to a plurality of pixel electrodes constituting one display pixel. The touch position detection control unit starts supplying the drive signal, in a period that is within a scan write period during which the scan signal is supplied to the display control element and is other than a period during which the data signal is supplied to the display control element corresponding to a color highest in luminosity of a plurality of colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kida, Kenshi Tada, Takenori Maruyama, Hideki Shioe, Yutaka Ishida, Takashi Saitoh, Kazuyoshi Maeda, Hideo Hosorogi, Kohji Michibayashi
  • Patent number: 10203808
    Abstract: A touch panel pattern TPP includes detection electrodes 38, driving electrodes 39, floating electrodes 45, and reference width floating electrode 48, a smallest width floating electrode 49, and an intermediate width floating electrode 50 that are included in the floating electrodes 45. The smallest width floating electrode 49 is disposed at an end-side one of the floating electrodes 45 with respect to a second direction and has a smallest width. The intermediate width floating electrode 50 is disposed closer to the end-side one than the reference width floating electrode 48 is and closer to a middle than the smallest width floating electrode 49 is and has a width FW2 smaller than that of the reference width floating electrode 48 and larger than that of the smallest width floating electrode 49.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Kazutoshi Kida, Kenshi Tada, Shinji Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10198126
    Abstract: A touchscreen pattern includes detection electrodes, drive electrodes, floating electrodes, and wide detection electrodes. The detection electrodes extend along a first direction and are arranged along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The drive electrodes extend along the second direction and are arranged along the first direction to overlap the detection electrodes in a plan view. The drive electrodes and the detection electrodes form capacitors. The floating electrodes are arranged adjacent to the detection electrodes 38, respectively, in the plan view and to overlap the drive electrodes in the plan view. The floating electrodes and the adjacent detection electrodes form capacitors. The floating electrodes and the overlapping drive electrodes form capacitors. The wide detection electrodes are arranged at the outermost with respect to the second direction. The wide detection electrodes have a width larger than a width of the detection electrodes closer to the middle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Kazutoshi Kida, Kenshi Tada, Hiroyuki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10175813
    Abstract: A touch panel board includes an electrode board, a cover panel, a flexible wiring board, a guard portion, and a ground connection wire. The electrode board includes a support board, sensor electrodes supported on the support board, and connection terminals electrically connected to the sensor electrodes and supported on the support board and collectively arranged on an outer side with respect to the sensor electrodes. The flexible wiring board includes conductive wires, one end thereof being connected to the connection terminals, respectively, and a ground wire. The conductive guard portion is arranged on a side of the opposing surface of the projected end portion to be arranged on an outer side with respect to the connection terminals. The ground connection wire electrically connects the guard portion and the ground wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Kazutoshi Kida, Shogo Hayashi