Patents by Inventor Koji Noguchi

Koji Noguchi 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: 10897820
    Abstract: Provided is a printed wiring board comprising: a substrate; a conductive layer including a land and a wiring and formed on a surface of the substrate, the wiring having a width smaller than the land and drawn from the land; and an insulating layer formed on the conductive layer. The insulating layer has an opening corresponding to a position of the land, and an edge of the opening runs above the land and above one of edges in a width direction of the wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Yusuke Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10895923
    Abstract: There are provided a display panel with a touch detector that allows the touch detection electrodes to be less visible, a touch panel, and an electronic unit having the display panel with a touch detector. The display panel with a touch detector includes: a display layer including a plurality of display elements arranged side by side; and an electrode layer alternately segmented into first regions and second regions along a first direction, the electrode layer including a plurality of first slits arranged side by side to extend in a second direction, and a plurality of second slits each allowing an adjacent pair of the plurality of first slits in the second regions to be in communication with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Koji Noguchi, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10891001
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a touch detection apparatus includes: a plurality of drive electrodes, wherein at least one of the drive electrodes includes a plurality of subdivided electrodes; a plurality of first touch detection electrodes; a second touch detection electrode; a first shift register circuit in which a plurality of first shift signal output circuits are sequentially coupled to one another; a second shift register circuit in which a plurality of second shift signal output circuits are sequentially coupled to one another; and a selection circuit that supplies a signal of the first shift register circuit to the drive electrode in a first mode, and supplies a signal of the second shift register circuit to the subdivided electrode in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10877611
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device with a touch detection function includes a plurality of drive electrodes that face a plurality of pixel electrodes in an orthogonal direction to the surface of the substrate, and extend in a direction parallel to the direction in which a plurality of signal lines extend. The display device with a touch detection function also includes a scan driving unit that applies a touch drive signal to a signal line that faces, in an overlapping manner in the orthogonal direction, a drive electrode to which the touch drive signal is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshitoshi Kida, Koji Noguchi, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Kohei Azumi
  • Publication number: 20200393483
    Abstract: A fluid handling device (100) has a case (110) and a containing section (120). The containing section (120) includes a side wall formed in a substantially circular cylindrical shape, a plurality of chambers, and a plurality of communication holes. The inner peripheral surface (131) of the case (110) includes: a plurality of divided inner peripheral surfaces (132) which surround a rotation axis (RA) and which each slope toward the rotation axis (RA) as the divided inner peripheral surface (132) extends toward the bottom of the case (110); and a step surface (133) disposed between two adjacent divided inner peripheral surfaces. At least part of the outer peripheral surface of the containing section (120) is in contact with the plurality of divided inner peripheral surfaces (132) of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Koji NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200377509
    Abstract: Provided is a novel aromatic ring compound which may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action. A compound represented by the formula (I): wherein each symbol is as described in the DESCRIPTION, or a salt thereof may have a GPR40 agonist activity and a GLP-1 secretagogue action, may be useful for the prophylaxis or treatment of cancer, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cardiac failure, diabetic complications, metabolic syndrome, sarcopenia and the like, and may afford superior efficacy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED, SCOHIA PHARMA, INC
    Inventors: Seiji MIWATASHI, Yasufumi MIYAMOTO, Koji WATANABE, Yayoi NAKAYAMA, Yuko HITOMI, Jumpei AIDA, Nobuyuki TAKAKURA, Hideki FURUKAWA, Naoyoshi NOGUCHI, Yasuhiro HIRATA, Shizuo KASAl, Toshitake KOBAYASHI, Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA, Satoshi SASAKI, Shigemitsu MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 10849285
    Abstract: This emitter (120) comprises: a first flow rate adjustment unit which adjusts the flow rate of an irrigation liquid according to the deformation of a first diaphragm (160); and a second flow rate adjustment unit which adjusts the amount of irrigation liquid ejected (discharged) from the emitter (120) according to the deformation of a second diaphragm (170). The first diaphragm (160) has a projection spaced apart by a space from a hole which is a flow path for the irrigation liquid. The projection has an inverted truncated cone shape and is formed so that the space widens as the projection goes into the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20200374462
    Abstract: An imaging unit includes: an imaging sensor module having a printed wiring board on which an imaging element is provided; a flexible printed circuit board connected to a connecting portion of the printed wiring board; an elastic member provided on a face having the connecting portion of the printed wiring board; and an image stabilization unit having a fixing portion that fixes the flexible printed circuit board, the imaging sensor module is movable with respect to the image stabilization unit, and the elastic member holds the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Yuya Okada, Mitsutoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10845916
    Abstract: A display device includes pixels arranged in first and second directions; a contact responding section including driving electrodes extending in the first direction; a driving scanning section; detecting lines extending in the second direction; and a detecting section, wherein the detecting section identifies the position in which the object to be detected is in contact or in proximity on a basis of a pattern of the voltage change of the detecting lines, the pattern of the voltage change occurring according to a difference in the manner of the intersecting between the detecting lines and the driving electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Takeya Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20200341571
    Abstract: A common electrode for a display, which is originally provided in a liquid crystal display element, is also used as one (drive electrode) of a pair of electrodes for a touch sensor, and the other (detection-electrode-for-the-sensor) of the pair of electrodes is newly formed. An existing common drive signal as a drive signal for display is used in common for a drive signal for the touch sensor. A capacitance is formed between the common electrode and the detection-electrode-for-the-sensor, and touch detection is performed by utilizing a change of this capacitance caused by a finger touch of a user. Thus, a display device with a touch sensor is also applicable to a mobile device in which electric potential of the user is inconstant in many cases. The newly-provided electrode is only the detection-electrode-for-the-sensor, and it is unnecessary to newly prepare a drive signal for the touch sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Daisuke Takama, Yoshitoshi Kida
  • Publication number: 20200341581
    Abstract: A sensor-equipped display device is provided and includes display panel including first and second substrates, common electrode, and polarizer; backlight unit which emits light toward display panel, including light guide opposed to polarizer and light source which emits light toward light guide; conductive member arranged at back side of display panel and opposed to polarizer; controller; first flexible printed circuit; and second flexible printed circuit, wherein first flexible printed circuit is connected to display panel, second flexible printed circuit is connected to back side of first flexible printed circuit, common electrode is connected to controller via first flexible printed circuit, second flexible printed circuit comprises first branch portion and second branch portion, first branch portion is connected to light source, and conductive member is connected to controller via second branch portion of second flexible printed circuit and first flexible printed circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Kazuyuki KOBAYASHI, Hayato KURASAWA, Hiroshi MIZUHASHI, Masaya TAMAKI, Takeo KOITO, Koji NOGUCHI
  • Patent number: 10817108
    Abstract: An information input device including a touch panel configured to be provided with a touch sensor that detects a position at which a sensing object is brought close to a sensing surface. In this information input device, the touch sensor has a scanning electrode and a detecting electrode that is opposed to the scanning electrode with the intermediary of a dielectric substance, and is a capacitive sensor whose electrostatic capacitance changes if the sensing object is brought close to the detecting electrode. Furthermore, a slit is formed in a surface of the detecting electrode opposed to the scanning electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakanishi, Koji Noguchi, Koji Ishizaki, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takeya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10817100
    Abstract: A detection device includes a substrate, first electrodes, second electrodes, and a conductor. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first electrodes are provided in a display area of the substrate and detect the position of an object being in contact with or in proximity to the first surface side of the substrate or pressure of the object being in contact with the first surface side. The second electrodes are provided along at least one side of the outer periphery of the display area. The conductor is provided on the second surface side of the substrate apart from the substrate and generates an electrostatic capacitor between the conductor and the second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Tadayoshi Katsuta, Yasuyuki Teranishi
  • Patent number: 10809851
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines intersecting with the gate lines, a plurality of pixel electrodes provided in areas defined by the gate lines and the data lines, and a sensor drive controller which includes a plurality of common electrodes facing the pixel electrodes and detects a touch by using the common electrodes. The sensor drive controller selects at least one of the common electrodes as a sensor electrode, detects a touch by using the sensor electrode, and inputs, to the other common electrodes, a guard signal for reducing generation of capacitance between the other common electrodes and the sensor electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Koji Noguchi, Takafumi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20200319747
    Abstract: A sensor device is provided including sensing section including driving electrodes extending in first direction; driving section configured to apply driving voltage to driving electrodes; sensing lines extending in second direction crossing first direction such that sensing lines intersect driving electrodes; and sensing section configured to detect occurrence of electric change from voltage change in at least one of the sensing lines to identify position of occurrence, wherein driving electrodes include a first drive electrode and a second drive electrode, first voltage is applied to at least one first drive electrode, second voltage is applied to at least one second drive electrode, and sensing section identifies position in which object to be detected is in contact or in proximity on a basis of pattern of voltage change of sensing lines, occurring according to difference in manner of intersecting between sensing lines and driving electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Koji NOGUCHI, Takeya TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20200308425
    Abstract: To provide an active-energy-ray-curable composition including a compound represented by General Formula (I) below: where in the General Formula (I), R is hydrogen or a methyl group; A is a structure expressed by one selected from the group consisting of Structural Formulas (II) to (VII) below, each of which may have a substituent such as an alkyl group or an alkoxy group, or both; j and k in the Structural Formulas (VI) and (VII) are an integer of 0 or more; X denotes a substituent including a heteroatom; n is an integer of 0 or more, m is an integer of 1 or more, and n+m is 3 or more, or n is an integer of 0 and m is an integer of 2; and wavy lines in the Structural Formulas (II) to (VII) each independently denote a bond with X or a (meth)acryloyl group (H2C?CR—C(?O)—):
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Soh NOGUCHI, Mitsunobu MORITA, Takashi OKADA, Tatsuki YAMAGUCHI, Koji ARIMITSU
  • Patent number: 10775928
    Abstract: A force detection apparatus includes: a force detector that includes an electrode and a conductor facing the electrode across a first and a second layers and outputs a force signal value before correction; and a force detection controller outputting a force signal value after correction having a linear relationship with a force. In a first range of force in which the first layer is deformed and the second layer is not deformed, the force detection controller calculates the force signal value after correction, based on a product of the force and a first constant. In a second range of force in which the first and second layers are deformed, the force detection controller calculates the force signal value after correction, based on a sum of a product of a threshold and the first constant and a product of a difference between the force and the threshold and a second constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Shota Hosaka, Koji Noguchi, Yasuyuki Teranishi
  • Publication number: 20200285329
    Abstract: There are provided a display panel with a touch detector that allows the touch detection electrodes to be less visible, a touch panel, and an electronic unit having the display panel with a touch detector. The display panel with a touch detector includes: a display layer including a plurality of display elements arranged side by side; and an electrode layer alternately segmented into first regions and second regions along a first direction, the electrode layer including a plurality of first slits arranged side by side to extend in a second direction, and a plurality of second slits each allowing an adjacent pair of the plurality of first slits in the second regions to be in communication with one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Koji ISHIZAKI, Koji NOGUCHI, Masanobu IKEDA, Yasuyuki MATSUI
  • Patent number: 10768755
    Abstract: A common electrode for a display, which is originally provided in a liquid crystal display element, is also used as one (drive electrode) of a pair of electrodes for a touch sensor, and the other (detection-electrode-for-the-sensor) of the pair of electrodes is newly formed. An existing common drive signal as a drive signal for display is used in common for a drive signal for the touch sensor. A capacitance is formed between the common electrode and the detection-electrode-for-the-sensor, and touch detection is performed by utilizing a change of this capacitance caused by a finger touch of a user. Thus, a display device with a touch sensor is also applicable to a mobile device in which electric potential of the user is inconstant in many cases. The newly-provided electrode is only the detection-electrode-for-the-sensor, and it is unnecessary to newly prepare a drive signal for the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Daisuke Takama, Yoshitoshi Kida
  • Patent number: 10747348
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-equipped display device includes a first substrate includes a first electrode located in a display area in which an image is displayed, a second substrate includes a second electrode which is located in the display area, and outputs a sensor signal, and a flexible substrate includes a first connection portion connected to the first substrate and a second connection portion connected to the second substrate, the flexible substrate includes a common base layer extending between the first connection portion and the second connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Yasushi Nakano, Masaki Murase