Patents by Inventor Kouhei Toyotaka

Kouhei Toyotaka 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: 11513409
    Abstract: A highly visible display device is provided. The display device includes a transistor, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a third conductive layer. The channel width of the transistor is greater than or equal to 30 ?m and less than or equal to 1000 ?m. The transistor includes 2 to 50 semiconductor layers, each of which includes a first region, a second region, and a channel formation region. The channel formation region has a region overlaps with the first conductive layer. The first region overlaps with the second conductive layer and does not overlap with the first conductive layer. The second region overlaps with the third conductive layer and does not overlap with the first conductive layer. The third conductive layer has a function of transmitting visible light, and the second region and the third conductive layer in a stacked state have a function of transmitting visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Kouhei Toyotaka, Koji Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 11508307
    Abstract: A display device that can correct the threshold voltage of a driving transistor without a correction of image data is provided. A display device including a pixel provided with a driving transistor, a display element, and a memory circuit and a correction data generation circuit is related. One of a source and a drain of the driving transistor is electrically connected to one electrode of the display element, and a gate of the driving transistor is electrically connected to the memory circuit. In a first period, the correction data generation circuit generates correction data that is data for correcting the threshold voltage of the driving transistor. In a second period, first data is written to the memory circuit. In a third period, second data is supplied to the pixel, whereby third data in which the second data is added to the first data is generated. In a fourth period, an image corresponding to the third data is displayed by the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei Takahashi, Koji Kusunoki, Kouhei Toyotaka, Susumu Kawashima, Kazunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11475832
    Abstract: A display device that can display a high-luminance image is provided. The display device includes a display element and a memory circuit which is electrically connected to a first wiring and a second wiring. First, a reference potential is supplied to the first wiring. Next, a first image signal is supplied to the memory circuit through the second wiring. Then, the second image signal is added to the first image signal by supplying the second image signal to the memory circuit through the first wiring. After that, an image obtained by superimposing an image corresponding to the first image signal and an image corresponding to the second image signal on each other is displayed with the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kawashima, Koji Kusunoki, Kazunori Watanabe, Kouhei Toyotaka, Kei Takahashi, Kentaro Hayashi, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220328571
    Abstract: A high-resolution display apparatus having a function of sensing light is provided. The display apparatus includes a display portion in which a first arrangement pattern and a second arrangement pattern are repeatedly arranged in this order in a first direction. In the first arrangement pattern, a first subpixel, a second subpixel, and a third subpixel are repeatedly arranged in this order in a second direction. In the second arrangement pattern, a fourth subpixel and a fifth subpixel are repeatedly arranged in this order in the second direction. The first to fourth subpixels each include a light-emitting device. The fifth subpixel includes a light-receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KUROKAWA, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Satoru OHSHITA, Daisuke KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20220319462
    Abstract: A display device that achieves both high-accuracy sensing by a touch sensor unit and smooth input using the touch sensor unit is provided. The display device includes a display unit and the touch sensor unit. The touch sensor unit performs touch sensing operation at a different timing from display image rewriting by the display unit, whereby the high-accuracy sensing can be achieved. The display unit has a function of rewriting a display image only in a region that needs to be rewritten. In the case where the entire display region is not necessarily rewritten, the time for the sensing operation by the touch sensor unit can be lengthened, whereby the smooth input can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Kei TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20220299831
    Abstract: A display apparatus in which a high voltage can be supplied to a display device is provided. The display apparatus includes a data generation circuit, a source driver circuit, and a pixel. The source driver circuit is electrically connected to the pixel through first and second wirings functioning as signal lines. The pixel includes a display device that is a liquid crystal device, a potential of one electrode of the display device can be a potential of the first wiring, and a potential of the other electrode of the display device can be a potential of the second wiring. The image data generation circuit has a function of generating digital image data including first and second data. In the case where image data corresponding to the digital image data is supplied to the pixel, one of the first and second wirings is made to have a potential corresponding to first data, and the other of the first and second wirings is made to have a potential corresponding to the first data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kei TAKAHASHI, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Kazunori WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20220284976
    Abstract: An object is to provide a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit. A pulse signal output circuit according to one embodiment of the disclosed invention includes first to tenth transistors. The ratio W/L of the channel width W to the channel length L of the first transistor and W/L of the third transistor are each larger than W/L of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is larger than W/L, of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is equal to W/L of the seventh transistor. W/L of the third transistor is larger than W/L of the fourth transistor. With such a structure, a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Seiko AMANO, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Hiroyuki MIYAKE, Aya MIYAZAKI, Hideaki SHISHIDO, Koji KUSUNOKI
  • Patent number: 11431199
    Abstract: Deterioration of a storage battery included in an electronic device is reduced. Power consumption of an electronic device is reduced. A power feeding device having excellent performance is provided. The power feeding device includes a power feeding coil, a control circuit, and a neural network and has a function of charging a storage battery with a wireless signal supplied by the power feeding coil. The control circuit has a function of estimating a remaining capacity value of the storage battery, the control circuit has a function of supplying the estimated remaining capacity value to the neural network, the neural network outputs a value corresponding to the supplied remaining capacity value to the control circuit, the control circuit determines a charge condition for the storage battery on the basis of the value output by the neural network, and the power feeding device has a function of charging the storage batten under the determined charge condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Kusunoki, Toshiyuki Isa, Akihiro Chida, Kouhei Toyotaka, Ryota Tajima
  • Publication number: 20220270548
    Abstract: To provide a novel electronic device. The electronic device includes a housing and a display device. The display device includes a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer. The first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are provided in different layers. The first layer includes a driver circuit and an arithmetic circuit. The second layer includes pixel circuits and a cell array. The third layer includes light-receiving devices and light-emitting devices. The pixel circuits each have a function of controlling light emission of the light-emitting device. The driver circuit has a function of controlling the pixel circuits. The arithmetic circuit has a function of performing arithmetic processing on the basis of first data corresponding to currents output from the light-receiving devices and second data corresponding to a potential held in the cell array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kurokawa, Hiromichi Godo, Kouhei Toyotaka, Kazuki Tsuda, Satoru Ohshita, Hidefumi Rikimaru
  • Patent number: 11423855
    Abstract: A novel display panel that is highly convenient or reliable is provided. A pixel circuit includes a first switch, a node, a capacitor, and a second switch. The first switch includes a first terminal to which a first signal is supplied and a second terminal electrically connected to the node. The capacitor includes a first terminal electrically connected to the node and a second terminal electrically connected to the second switch. The second switch includes a first terminal to which a second signal is supplied and a second terminal electrically connected to the second terminal of the capacitor. In addition, the second switch has a function of changing from a non-conducting state to a conducting state when the first switch is in a non-conducting state and a function of changing from a conducting state to a non-conducting state when the first switch is in a non-conducting state. The display element performs display on the basis of a potential of the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Toyotaka, Kei Takahashi, Koji Kusunoki, Kazunori Watanabe, Susumu Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11417273
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that reduces variations in the characteristics of driving transistors and corrects image data is provided. The semiconductor device includes an image data retention portion, a correction data retention portion, a driver circuit portion, a display element, and a threshold voltage correction circuit portion. The image data retention portion has a function of retaining first image data, and the correction data retention portion has a function of retaining correction data, and a function of generating second image data corresponding to the first image data and the correction data when the first image data is retained in the image data retention portion. The driver circuit portion has a function of generating a current corresponding to the second image data and feeding the current to the display element, and the threshold voltage correction circuit portion has a function of correcting a threshold voltage of a driving transistor in the driver circuit portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Toyotaka, Kei Takahashi, Susumu Kawashima, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Publication number: 20220230600
    Abstract: A display device capable of performing image processing is provided. A memory node is provided in each pixel included in the display device. An intended correction data is held in the memory node. The correction data is calculated by an external device and written into each pixel. The correction data is added to image data by capacitive coupling, and the resulting data is supplied to a display element. Thus, the display element can display a corrected image. The correction enables image upconversion, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu KAWASHIMA, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Naoto KUSUMOTO, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20220215810
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device including a narrowed bezel obtained by designing a gate driver circuit. A gate driver of a display device includes a shift register unit, a demultiplexer circuit, and n signal lines. By connecting the n signal lines for transmitting clock signals to one stage of the shift register unit, (n-3) output signals can be output. The larger n becomes, the smaller the rate of signal lines for transmitting clock signals which do not contribute to output becomes; accordingly, the area of the shift register unit part is small compared to a conventional structure in which one stage of a shift register unit outputs one output signal. Therefore, the gate driver circuit can have a narrow bezel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyake, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11361726
    Abstract: A display device that achieves both high-accuracy sensing by a touch sensor unit and smooth input using the touch sensor unit is provided. The display device includes a display unit and the touch sensor unit. The touch sensor unit performs touch sensing operation at a different timing from display image rewriting by the display unit, whereby the high-accuracy sensing can be achieved. The display unit has a function of rewriting a display image only in a region that needs to be rewritten. In the case where the entire display region is not necessarily rewritten, the time for the sensing operation by the touch sensor unit can be lengthened, whereby the smooth input can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Susumu Kawashima, Kouhei Toyotaka, Kei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11360363
    Abstract: The display apparatus includes a data generation circuit, a source driver circuit, and a pixel. The source driver circuit is electrically connected to the pixel through first and second wirings. The pixel includes a display device that is a liquid crystal device, a potential of one electrode of the display device can be a potential of the first wiring, and a potential of the other electrode of the display device can be a potential of the second wiring. The image data generation circuit has a function of generating digital image data including first and second data. One of the first and second wirings is made to have a potential corresponding to first data, and the other of the first and second wirings is made to have a potential corresponding to the second data. The potential of the first wiring and the potential of the second wiring are interchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Kei Takahashi, Susumu Kawashima, Koji Kusunoki, Kouhei Toyotaka, Kazunori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11348653
    Abstract: An object is to provide a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit. A pulse signal output circuit according to one embodiment of the disclosed invention includes first to tenth transistors. The ratio W/L of the channel width W to the channel length L of the first transistor and W/L of the third transistor are each larger than W/L of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is larger than W/L of the sixth transistor. W/L of the fifth transistor is equal to W/L of the seventh transistor. W/L of the third transistor is larger than W/L of the fourth transistor. With such a structure, a pulse signal output circuit capable of operating stably and a shift register including the pulse signal output circuit can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiko Amano, Kouhei Toyotaka, Hiroyuki Miyake, Aya Miyazaki, Hideaki Shishido, Koji Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 11313910
    Abstract: An anomaly detection system for a secondary battery which detects the remaining capacity of the secondary battery on an electric vehicle, cautions against the secondary battery with anomalous characteristics, stops using the secondary battery, changes the secondary battery, or changes charging conditions of the secondary battery is provided. The anomaly detection system is provided; the system compares a value obtained by estimating internal resistance or SOC of a secondary battery based on the measured value of a current or a voltage of the secondary battery with the use of a nonlinear Kalman filter and a value input to an anomaly detection system (network) of AI to predict a change in the internal resistance; the system regards a case where the difference is large as an anomaly; and the system detects an anomaly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Isa, Koji Kusunoki, Akihiro Chida, Kouhei Toyotaka, Ryota Tajima
  • Publication number: 20220122526
    Abstract: A novel display is provided. A display having a small change in chromaticity of a micro light-emitting diode in proportion to current density is provided. A display capable of reducing power consumption in the driver circuit when displaying a still image is provided. The display includes a plurality of pixels each including a display element and a microcontroller. The microcontroller includes a first transistor, a triangular wave generator circuit, a comparator, a switch, and a constant current circuit. The first transistor has a function of retaining a potential corresponding to data written to the pixel by being switched off. The triangular wave generator circuit has a function of generating a triangular wave signal. The comparator has a function of generating an output signal corresponding to the potential and the triangular wave signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Kei TAKAHASHI, Koji KUSUNOKI, Kazunori WATANABE, Susumu KAWASHIMA, Kouhei TOYOTAKA, Shunpei YAMAZAKI
  • Patent number: 11308910
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device including a narrowed bezel obtained by designing a gate driver circuit. A gate driver of a display device includes a shift register unit, a demultiplexer circuit, and n signal lines. By connecting the n signal lines for transmitting clock signals to one stage of the shift register unit, (n?3) output signals can be output. The larger n becomes, the smaller the rate of signal lines for transmitting clock signals which do not contribute to output becomes; accordingly, the area of the shift register unit part is small compared to a conventional structure in which one stage of a shift register unit outputs one output signal. Therefore, the gate driver circuit can have a narrow bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyake, Kouhei Toyotaka, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11302278
    Abstract: A display device capable of performing image processing is provided. A memory node is provided in each pixel included in the display device. An intended correction data is held in the memory node. The correction data is calculated by an external device and written into each pixel. The correction data is added to image data by capacitive coupling, and the resulting data is supplied to a display element. Thus, the display element can display a corrected image. The correction enables image upconversion, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Kawashima, Koji Kusunoki, Kazunori Watanabe, Kouhei Toyotaka, Naoto Kusumoto, Shunpei Yamazaki