Patents by Inventor Kazutoshi Shimojo

Kazutoshi Shimojo 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: 6608748
    Abstract: In order to prevent the display quality of a display device from deteriorating due to an external stress, a liquid crystal panel for displaying images and characters, and an illuminator for projecting light from the back of the liquid crystal panel are supported by a mold frame (1) in FIG. 3 and a front frame fixed to the mold frame (1). The mold frame (1) is formed with mounting holes for attaching the liquid crystal panel to an external device such as personal computer, and is at its corners with cutouts (20) for absorbing the external stresses which are propagated through the mounting holes in a state where the display device is attached to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Advanced Display
    Inventors: Ikuo Ogo, Yoshihide Nishida, Masayuki Kawano, Hisashi Ohta, Kazutoshi Shimojo
  • Patent number: 6219116
    Abstract: A liquid crystal panel module includes a liquid crystal panel unit on a backlight unit. The backlight unit preferably has a holding member for holding the liquid crystal panel unit in a specific position on the backlight unit with no gap therebetween. Preferably, the backlight unit comprises a light guide; a lamp for emitting illumination from one side of the light guide; and a reflector for collecting light from the lamp on the light guide. The reflector has a polygonal cross section, a thickness greater than the thickness of the light guide, and is open to only the thickness of the light guide on the light guide side of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Advanced Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akimasa Yuuki, Mitsumasa Umesaki, Sadayuki Matsumoto, Tomohiro Sasagawa, Sin Kawabe, Kazutoshi Shimojo